first_imgThe Law Society announced the winners of the 2009 Excellence Awards last night at a ceremony attended by 550 at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London The winners were: Law Society president Robert Heslett said: ‘The winners have made the promotion of best practice an integral part of their work. All the shortlisted entries should be extremely proud of their achievement. The Excellence Awards are part of the Law Society’s commitment to promoting excellence in legal services. The solicitors’ profession and legal sector as a whole have taken significant steps in the area of innovation, development and availability of legal services in recent years. These awards, which celebrate the very best in our great profession, recognise the central role that legal services play in all areas of society.’ Awards for individuals: Solicitor of the Year – In-houseSponsored by Hiscox Winner: Roger Clayson – Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Highly commended: Geoff Wild – Kent County CouncilSolicitor of the Year – Private PracticeSponsored by DXWinner: Jason McCue – H20 Law Highly commended: Ian Rosenblatt – Rosenblatt Solicitors Junior Lawyer of the YearSponsored by Zurich Winner: Natasha Catterson – Fisher Meredith Highly commended: Gwendolen Morgan – Bindmans and Young Legal Aid LawyersAWS Legal Businesswoman of the YearWinner: June Venters QC – Venters Solicitors Legal Executive of the YearSponsored by The Institute of Legal Executives Winner: Darren Hill – United Utilities Highly commended: Alexandra Loxton – Anthony Collins SolicitorsAdvocate of the YearSponsored by Logica Winner: Paul Bowen – Doughty Street Chambers [London]Highly commended: Peter Rees QC – Debevoise & Plimpton Team awards:Excellence in Client ServiceSponsored by Moneypenny Winner: The Law Shop Highly commended: Legal Services Unit – Staffordshire County Council, and Thaliwal Bridge SolicitorsExcellence in Equality & DiversitySponsored by the Equality and Human Rights Commission Winner: Simmons & Simmons Highly commended: Legal Directorate – Royal College of NursingExcellence in Community InvestmentSponsored by Deloitte Winner: Allen & OveryLegal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental ResponsibilitySponsored by Canon UK & Ireland Winner: Travers Smith Excellence in Marketing & Business DevelopmentSponsored by Orange Winner: Jackson Barrett & Gass Lexcel Award for Excellence in Practice ManagementSponsored by Lloyds TSB Commercial Winner: Watkins & Gunn Solicitors Excellence in InnovationSponsored by TFBWinner: ThomasMansfield Highly commended: Legal Services – Lincolnshire County CouncilExcellence in Exporting Legal ServicesSponsored by American AirlinesWinner: Trowers & Hamlins Highly commended: Clarke Willmott last_img read more

first_imgRacial slur sprayed on LeBron James’ Los Angeles home Published: May 31, 2017 3:04 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of LeBron James’ home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals.It happened Wednesday morning in Brentwood.Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a Los Angeles police spokeswoman, says James wasn’t at the home at the time. She says the property manager told officers they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video.Sandoval says an unidentified person sprayed painted the N-word on the front gate. Police are investigating it as an act of vandalism and possible hate crime.She says someone painted over the slur before officers arrived.James’ agent, Rich Paul, declined to comment. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals beginning Thursday night, with Game 1 in Oakland. SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.last_img read more

first_imgThe government’s changes to criminal legal aid are a ‘massive gamble’ that will have grave consequences for the whole justice system, the Law Society and prominent lawyers have warned as the first tranche of cuts for solicitors takes effect.The initial 8.75% of the 17.5% fee cuts for police station and magistrates court work was introduced today, after solicitors voted to stage two more ‘days of action’ on 31 March and 1 April. Speaking at the Society’s legal aid conference this morning, Richard Atkinson, chair of the criminal law committee, said the ‘massive’ fee cuts coupled with the market restructuring are ‘akin to betting on a rank outsider in the Grand National’.He questioned the rationale of proceeding with changes that even the government’s independent adviser, KPMG, had raised serious concerns about. He warned the cuts would lead to the ‘destruction of the system’ unless serious changes are made.Meanwhile, a leading criminal solicitor has warned that the entire justice system is at risk of collapse.Anthony Edwards (pictured), senior partner at London firm TV Edwards and a regular Gazette contributor, painted a bleak picture of a justice system, with lawyers providing a ‘service of sorts’ at reduced standards.‘For the first time I believe that the whole existing system could collapse,’ Edwards told a symposium yesterday organised by Warwick University and Monash University. He said the 17.5% cuts over the next two years are a ‘devastating blow’. Practitioners in London, he said, are ‘having great difficulty understanding’ how they are going to survive the first cut of 8.75%.To introduce the cuts ahead of the planned contracting and market changes, he said is ‘deeply ill-judged’.Edwards doubted that firms will be able to increase their volumes of work in order to cope with the fee cuts, especially given falling prosecution rates.‘It seems to me that it is very questionable what type of service will survive the next year. Quality must be substantially in doubt,’ said Edwards.To reduce overheads, he predicted that increasing numbers of solicitors will work from home and there will be a growth in the already ‘substantial’ proportion of criminal lawyers working as self-employed agents.The criminal bar, he said, cannot survive in its present form. Pay is ‘so low that no person can reasonably be expected to attend at a Crown court for a single case’.The bar, he said, will have to shrink ‘substantially’ and become a ‘trials-only profession’.‘Most barristers will first qualify as solicitors to gain their general experience. Only the best will transfer to the bar,’ he predicted.Edwards called for a ‘substantial and urgent’ increase in the use of technology between solicitors, the police station and the courts in order to reduce overheads.The use of video links, he said, is well established both from the courts to the prisons and from police stations to the courts. But the greatest saving in time and cost would be to link solicitors to police stations. In addition, he said it should also be possible to conduct all preliminary hearings by video link at all levels of court.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInMany people don’t realise that at least one alarm is needed on each level of a homeDumfries and Galloway’s firefighters have urged residents to consider if their homes are adequately protected by working smoke alarms.While most householders understand the life-saving devices buy vital time for people to escape a fire, many don’t realise that at least one alarm is needed on each level of a home.The area’s Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) community safety officer, Watch Manager Jason Gardiner, is clear no-one can afford to ignore the issue.He explained: “If there aren’t enough smoke alarms within a home, or if they aren’t located in the right place, then people might not get the early warning they need to get to safety if a fire starts.“Early detection prevents tragedies and the vast majority of us now have at least one smoke alarm in our home, but we need to make sure these work and are placed where they would alert everyone to the danger.”The advice from SFRS is to have at least one smoke alarm on every level of the property.The devices should ideally be placed on the ceiling in the middle of a room or in a hallway or landing; and people should consider fitting additional alarms in bedrooms and other areas where there are electrical appliances.Heat alarms can be installed in kitchens – the room where most house fires start – as they provide early warning without being activated by small amounts of cooking-related smoke.SFRS has also urged anyone who keeps an eye out for the welfare of someone who could be at increased risk to check their homes are protected.Watch Manager Gardiner added: “Our crews are available to help people keep their homes safe from fire and we want to hear from anyone who thinks they or someone they know could use that support and advice.“A free home fire safety visit only takes around 20 minutes and we would much rather do that than end-up responding to a tragedy that could have been prevented.“Our crews share some easy steps to help people prevent fires from happening and also check to make sure a home has enough smoke alarms, that they work and that they’re positioned in the right place to save lives.”To register for the popular free Home Fire Safety Visit programme call the SFRS freephone number: 0800 0731 999, text ‘FIRE’ to 80800 or visit the website at read more

first_img Share 2485 Views   one comment EducationLocalNewsRegionalTertiary 12 more Dominicans receive Cuban scholarships by: Dominica Vibes News – June 17, 2016 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Twelve more Dominicans have been awarded scholarships to pursue studies in Cuba in the upcoming school year. Medical Doctor Talma Alexander Henry, who studied general medicine in Cuba and graduated in 2008, will return to specialize in gastroenterology. Stacia Austrie, Tadd Henderson, Phylicia Laronde, Shanice Louis, Nala Thomas and Cheri-Ann Wilkins who were awarded scholarships to study in Venezuela last June, will pursue studies in general medicine. Kaele Benjamin was also awarded a scholarship to pursue general medicine.Shanice Lazare will pursue a physical therapy degree while Glenny Jacque will undertake studies in radiography. Dylan Pierre and Stacelen Ambrose will study civil engineering. Helen Royer, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health and Environment described the scholarships as an “invaluable contribution” and thanked the government and people of Cuba. She said the scholarship awards are significant for the Ministry of Health as candidates were selected to study in areas considered high priority to the ministry. “We have no gastroenterologists from Dominica and we are very delighted that this time we have gotten one of our medical doctors to study gastroenterology. We have no endocrinologists and we’re getting that opportunity.”Royer said she is very confident that the candidates selected will make Dominica and Cuba proud. Marcella Powell, permanent secretary Ministry of Education and Human Resource DevelopmentMoreover Marcella Powell, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, said the scholarships were as a result of a sustained partnership between the two countries. “During this period the government of Dominica has benefited significantly both in terms of technical assistance and in the development of our human resource capacity.”According to Powell, government has maintained a strong belief that Dominica’s economic development is directly linked to the degree of investment placed in its human resource capacity. “Consequently a highly skilled and fully trained population signifies a valid precursor to economic prosperity and a higher standard of living for our people.”She thanked the government of Cuba, not only for its deep love for Dominica, but for manifesting this love in tangible ways.“We have been taught that as a family, we are to look out for our brothers and sisters. We are confident that big brother Cuba has been looking out for the best interest of the Commonwealth of Dominica; for this we extend special thanks to our big brother.”Students enrolled in the health field will leave island in August 2016 while the others will leave in September 2016. In 2014, the Cuban government awarded six (6) scholarships to Dominican students and in 2015 the scholarship awards increased to thirteen (13).– / 17last_img read more

first_img 315 Views   no discussions The Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority (DASPA) is planning a health fair as part of initiatives to promote healthy living among its employees.This new campaign on health and wellness will focus on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are not passed from person to person. The 4 main types of non-communicable diseases are cardiovascular diseases (like heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes.Health Educator of the Ministry of Health, Mignon Shillingford Rolle revealed during the DASPA In Touch’ radio program on Thursday 8 September 2016 that non-communicable diseases are the most dormant health problem in Dominica and the most leading cause of death, illness and disability.Rolle said statistics indicate that the leading causes of death in Dominica from 2009 to 2013 are cardio-vascular diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. “So the first one is cardio-vascular diseases, two diabetes, three hypertension, four cancer of the prostate and that’s for our men -the leading cause of cancers among men in Dominica, then we have five to seven heart disease, and heart failure, then we have chronic lower respiratory disease which is number eight, and nine and ten is cancer of the stomach and digestive organs, so what you will see all of these are non-communicable diseases,” Rolle informed.DASPA’s Human Resource Manager, Cynthia Talbert said the company found out, in monitoring its over four hundred employees’ activities, that medicals, lack of productivity and absenteeism costs close to a million dollars in loss of revenue on an annual basis and this is of concern to management.“We have decided that there needs to be a way we can try to address that issue, and we are embarking on partnerships with various organization and agencies,” Talbert said.These include the Ministry of Health, Dominica Cancer Society, Dominica Diabetes Association, Drug Prevention Unit, Jolly’s Pharmacy, and the Blood Bank among others “because these non-communicable diseases at DASPA is what is affecting us greatly and when we try to address these issues we want to look at how we can increase the level of productivity”.The health fair is scheduled for 10 October 2016 at the Woodbridge Bay Port and a number of companies and organizations have been invited to partner with DASPA.“We want to try to make it fun and not mandatory for the employees, but we want to see how we can have them in an all-inclusive way to try to participate in the different aspects of health information and awareness,” Talbert indicated.During the fair, employees will be exposed to information regarding food portions, food use, alcohol intake, cancer and how to live a healthy lifestyle among other pertinent subject areas.In addition, the decision to host the fair is also in keeping with International Health Regulations of 2005, DASPA’s Chief Executive Officer, Benoit Bardouille said.“As we know that DASPA is in involved in cargo operations, in trade, and movement of passengers and as a result of that we too have to be part and parcel of it”.“So from a health standpoint, we have to now seek ways and means in terms of ensuring that we can reduce some of the threats, the disease threats and other health risks that we have,” Bardouille stated.The World Health Organization statistics indicate that non-communicable diseases kill thirty-eight million people each year. Almost three quarters of NCD deaths, twenty-eight million, occur in low- and middle-income countries. Share BusinessHealthLifestyleLocalNews DASPA seeking to promote healthy living among employees by: Dominica Vibes News – September 12, 2016 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

first_img RELATED PHOTOS UFC vice president of Asia Pacific Kevin Chang, seen last week in Tokyo, is working to help the mixed martial arts promotion expand its reach throughout Asia. | KAZ NAGATSUKA KEYWORDS Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, Mixed martial arts, Kevin Chang, PRIDE Fighting Championships, Zuffa, Lorenzo Fertita, Mauricio Shogun Rua, Ovince Saint Preux, Naoki Inoue, Uruka Sasaki The UFC changed hands in the summer of 2016, when it was acquired by worldwide sports and entertainment representation firm William Morris Endeavor-International Management Group from previous owner Zuffa, LLC.“The UFC started definitely U.S.-centric as a Las Vegas-based headquarters, and then through the years it expanded internationally,” Kevin Chang, UFC’s vice president of Asia Pacific, said in an interview with The Japan Times in Tokyo on Friday. “But it was still very much focused on the U.S. market. But it’s expanded internationally to have several satellite offices around the world, including Asia.“What I think (of) the transition after the acquisition from the WME-IMG, the biggest change is that this is a company that’s established internationally. It’s not a U.S. company, it’s not a European company, it’s not an Asian company. It’s one that has offices in every single major city in the world.”He went on: “In Asia alone, I think they have 450-plus employees. So it just gives us the breadth of expertise, it gives us the relationships with the media, sponsors and everything else to just take our sport to the next level.”The brand of the UFC, which originally began in 1993 in Denver, is already known in Japan and other countries where mixed martial arts are popular.The popularity of MMA in Japan was greatly pushed by the PRIDE Fighting Championships, which gained wide recognition by assembling the world’s best fighters and was a rival promotion of the UFC in the early 2000s.But PRIDE was purchased by Zuffa owner Lorenzo Fertitta in 2007 and eventually died out, which led to MMA’s decline in Japan.Rizin Fighting Federation, a recent promotion that kicked off in late 2015, has had events televised on network TV and has tried to fill the MMA void in the post-PRIDE era, and there are other smaller organizations around Japan.But Chang, 41, insists that the UFC is trying to be seen as a mainstream sport and perceived as a genuine athletic promotion, rather than advertising itself as an entertaining, yet brutal show, as has been the case in the past.“We aim to change the perception of what the UFC is and stand apart from the rest of the MMA world,” said Chang, who first come to the UFC in 2011 after working as an international media director for the NFL. “So the important thing for us is, we are not a spectacle, we are a sport. We work with the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency).”He added: “We’ve invested millions of dollars in this performance institute. We have strict rules, regulations.“You see the productions even, of our events. Institutional frames, there’s no kind of theatrics to it. It’s a pure sport. We standardize uniforms and everything else. That’s how we brand the UFC.Chang insisted that the UFC is headed in the right direction.“This is a real sport, and we are heading into the mainstream in every country that we are in,” he said.The UFC has also joined forces with EXOS, which has several training facilities for professional-level athletes in the United States, in order to give its fighters world-class training.Chang said that delivering the UFC’s media content through social networking platforms in local languages is “hugely, hugely important” because it draws more direct and deeper communication with MMA fans and helps get local fans engaged with the UFC.In Japan, the UFC has a Facebook page and Twitter and LINE accounts and has provided some tailor-made content to fans in Japanese.“(The social network platforms) are not going to just go international with English and everything, so we need to localize,” said Chang, a Honolulu native. “All of the different social media here that’s adapted to the Japanese market is critical.”Under the direction of Chang, the UFC, which currently has Asian offices in Shanghai and Singapore, is actively expanding its market reach in Asia. It has held events in Macau, Seoul, Manila and Singapore.Brazilian Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who was one of the top fighters in PRIDE, will take on Ovince Saint Preux of the United States in a rematch as the main event for September’s UFC Fight Night Japan event. Up-and-coming fighter Naoki Inoue, 20, and female competitor Syuri Kondo have also been announced as part of the card.Chang said the event will have a mix of international stars and homegrown heroes.“We always look to choose the card that really makes sense for the market,” he said. “So PRIDE was (bigger) here, and Shogun is a legend in PRIDE. So he’s a big name and he definitely will attract the hard-core MMA fans who have been following PRIDE and the UFC in the last 15 years.” center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES The Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to Japan after a two-year absence on Sept. 23, when it will host UFC Fight Night Japan at Saitama Super Arena.UFC events were held in Japan every year between 2012 and 2015 under the organization’s previous ownership. Now, as it prepares to return under new ownership, the world’s biggest mixed martial arts promotion intends to accelerate its globalization even more while also being recognized more as a legitimate sport.last_img read more

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first_imgSamatta was the top goalscorer in the Jupiler League last season and has earned more recognition this season with seven goals in 20 games so far.Three of those have come in the Champions League, including a goal at Anfield in the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool and that has earned him plenty of attention.Clubs around Europe are looking at him as a potential signing, and according to Het Laatste Nieuws, West Brom are one of them.Embed from Getty ImagesHLN report the Baggies are one of four clubs in England (the other being Brighton, Crystal Palace and Norwich) to have ‘closely followed’ Samatta’s progress and ‘would be interested’ in signing him this month.Genk are hoping the player will stay but know that there is interest and an amount ‘around ten million’ would make them sit down and negotiate a move.West Brom may have to work hard to get Samatta to England if they do want him this month though.While he is keen on the move, EU work permit regulations are likely to hold him back, with a special committee likely to be needed to decide whether he could get a work permit to make the move to the Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo West Bromwich Albion are keen on Genk striker Mbwana Samatta but may have to fight through work permit issues to get him.last_img read more

first_imgLONDON,  (Reuters) – Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) from the start of next season, they said on Thursday. The top leagues in Spain, Italy and Germany are already using VAR, which allows disputed incidents to be reviewed with the use of video replays, and the technology was used at the World Cup in Russia this year.The English clubs were provided with an update on this season’s VAR trials, with key examples of its use in the FA Cup and League Cup discussed in detail.“The League will now formally make a request to the International Football Association Board and (world body) FIFA to use VAR next season,” the Premier League said in a statement. The decision comes after contentious refereeing decisions overshadowed a 1-1 league draw between Southampton and Watford last weekend.Southampton striker Charlie Austin demanded the introduction of VAR after his goal was disallowed by referee Simon Hooper, who deemed Maya Yoshida to have interfered with the ball from an offside position.The English top-flight was one of the first leagues to adopt goal-line technology in 2013 but had voted unanimously against VAR ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, instead agreeing to continue testing the system. The initial trials in English domestic cup matches last season received mixed reviews, with fans often complaining that they were being left in the dark when decisions were made.“The Premier League’s non-live testing programme will remain in place for the rest of this season, with a continued emphasis on those Saturday afternoons which have several matches being played concurrently,” the League added.The VAR system uses a match official who monitors video footage of the game for incidents that the on-pitch referee and his assistant referees might have missed, such as determining goals, red cards, penalties and cases of mistaken identity. How VAR decisions are communicated to the fans in the stadiums will also be addressed, the league confirmed.The use of VAR was hailed as a success by FIFA after the World Cup in Russia, which saw 455 incidents checked in 64 matches at an average of 7.1 per game. Those incidents led to 20 reviews, with 17 decisions changed as a result.Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey believes the time is right for the league to use the technology, which should help the officials to make correct decisions during match-defining moments. “I think it is a good thing. I know a lot of people are against it but we’ve got to embrace it now and move forward,” he told the BBC.“We’ve seen this season a number of incidences that have been called wrong, especially this weekend when there were a number of goals ruled out when they shouldn’t have been.“I think as long as we get the training and education right, and we get the right personnel, that’s the most important thing for me.”VAR will also be used in the Champions League from next season.last_img read more