April 12, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/11/18 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUE Final Oakland 16 L-A Dodgers 6 AMERICAN LEAGUE Final Minnesota 9 Houston 8 Final Chi White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 1 Final Seattle 4 Kansas City 2 Final Cleveland 5 Detroit 1 Final Baltimore 5 Toronto 3 Final N-Y Yankees 10 Boston 7 Final L-A Angels 7 Texas 2 NATIONAL LEAGUE Final Atlanta 5 Washington 3, 12 Innings Final Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 2 Final Colorado 6 San Diego 4 Final Arizona 7 San Francisco 3 Final Philadelphia 4 Cincinnati 3, 12 Innings Final N-Y Mets 4 Miami 1 Final Chi Cubs 13 Pittsburgh 5 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Final OT Minnesota 112 Denver 106 Final Detroit 119 Chicago 87 Final N-Y Knicks 110 Cleveland 98 Final OT Miami 116 Toronto 109 Final Philadelphia 130 Milwaukee 95 Final New Orleans 122 San Antonio 98 Final Oklahoma City 137 Memphis 123 Final Orlando 101 Washington 92 Final Boston 110 Brooklyn 97 Final Sacramento 96 Houston 83 Final L.A. Lakers 115 L.A. Clippers 100 Final Portland 102 Utah 93 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Final Pittsburgh 7 Philadelphia 0 Final Winnipeg 3 Minnesota 2 Final Vegas 1 L.A. Kings 0Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Home » News » Big changes revealed at two leading national conveyancing firms previous nextRegulation & LawBig changes revealed at two leading national conveyancing firmsBoth Shoosmiths and Taylor Rose have announced changes to their senior teams and businesses.Nigel Lewis8th February 202103,461 Views Two of the UK’s largest conveyancing firms have announced significant changes to their structure and senior teams.Shoosmiths, one of the largest players in the market processing some 10,000 sales a year, has promoted partner Suman Dally who takes over from David Parton as Head of Conveyancing from 1st May 2021.Parton is credited with growing the Shoosmiths conveyancing business including, in 2011, when it became the largest law firm accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. He is to remain with the business as its Divisional Head.Dally (pictured) has been at Shoosmiths for 21 years prior to getting the to job.“I am thrilled to be assuming the position of Head of Conveyancing at Shoosmiths. David has done a brilliant job of making Shoosmiths’ conveyancing department the success that it is today,” she says.The other big changes are at leading firm McMillan Williams (MW) which was bought by Taylor Rose in May last year.Following the acquisition, both firms are to united under a single brand, Taylor Rose MW, although the new graphic for the renamed operation makes it clear MW is the junior partner.“I believe we are positioning ourselves on the edge of a market that is undergoing major structural change,” says its CEO Adrian Jaggard (pictured).“As a modern and commercially focussed firm we are committed to a strategy of mergers, acquisitions and partnering with consultants to accelerate growth.The pace of growth has been demanding at times, but it is market leading.”Taylor Rose MW solicitors Shoosmiths conveyancing February 8, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
View post tag: Outstanding Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the 2012 winners of the Navy Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards for outstanding food service Feb. 3.“My personal congratulations to all the outstanding food service teams,” Mabus wrote in an ALNAV message.Captain Edward F. Ney Afloat results, representing the Navy’s undersea enterprise, surface warfare enterprise, and naval aviation enterprise include:Submarine CategoryFirst Place: USS Michigan (Gold) (SSGN 727)Runner Up: USS New Hampshire (SSN 778)Honorable Mention: USS Newport News (SSN 750)Small Afloat CategoryFirst Place: USS Rentz (FFG 46)Runner Up: USS Carr (FFG 52)Medium Afloat CategoryFirst Place: USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62)Runner Up: USS Port Royal (CG 73)Honorable Mention: USS The Sullivans (DDG 68)Large Afloat CategoryFirst Place: USS Makin Island (LHD 8)Runner Up: USS Bataan (LHD 5)Aircraft Carrier CategoryFirst Place: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)Runner Up: USS Enterprise (CVN 65)Captain Edward F. Ney Ashore General Mess Results, representing Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) include:CONUS General Mess CategoryFirst Place: Naval Base Coronado, Coronado, CaliforniaRunner Up: Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor, WashingtonOCONUS General Mess CategoryFirst Place: Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Yokosuka, JapanRunner-Up: Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, CubaThese annual awards, co-sponsored by the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA), encourage excellence in Navy Food Service programs with the objective of improving the quality of life for Navy personnel.First place winners and runners-up will be recognized during the IFSEA conference Saturday, March 31, in San Diego, Calif. Awards will be presented during the Joint Military and IFSEA Excellence in Food Service Awards ceremony Saturday evening.“I commend the Navy Undersea Enterprise, Surface Warfare Enterprise, Naval Aviation Enterprise, CNIC, and Individual commands for their hard work and commitment to excellence,” Mabus said.“Nothing impacts Sailors on a day-to-day basis more than the food Culinary Specialists (CSs) prepare for them. These top-quality meals contribute directly to Sailor quality of life and morale of the ship,” said Cmdr. Danny King, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Director, Navy Food Service. “These awards represent the best of the best and I am proud to be leading our food service professionals now as we incorporate more scratch cooking into our menus, increase training, and ensure appropriate manning levels.”“Our goals make certain culinary specialists stay proficient in their training, guaranteeing Sailors receive nourishing, high-quality food prepared fresh every day by CSs who take seriously their impact on Sailors’ health, morale, and fleet readiness,” King said. “Today’s CSs have greater culinary instruction than ever before–with even more advanced training on the way. Sailors, both afloat and ashore, can look forward to even healthier and better-tasting meals in the near future.”The Navy’s more than 7,300 culinary specialists (CS), deployed around the globe feed on average more than 92.5 million wholesome and nutritious meals per year, ensuring the Navy’s fighting forces operate at peak performance and are ready to respond to threats worldwide.“Congratulations and my very best wishes to the 2012 Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award winners, runner-ups, and honorable mention commands,” said Roxanne Hauman, Ney program manager. “They have worked very hard during the 2012 Ney competition and deserve the recognition of the most prestigious food service award in the Navy. The Ney Award is a quality of life program, as it affects the health, morale, and retention of all Navy Sailors. The annual Ney food service awards foster excellence in food service across the Navy enterprise while improving the quality of life for our Navy personnel. Thanks to all the 2012 Ney finalists who participated in this year’s Ney Program. They all did a wonderful job and are to be commended.”The Navy awards are named in honor of Captain Edward F. Ney, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy, head of the subsistence division of the Bureau of Supplies and Account from 1940-1945.NAVSUP’s primary mission is to provide U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for quality of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 07, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: award Training & Education February 7, 2012 Share this article USA: Secretary of Navy Names 2012 Outstanding Food Service Ney Award Winners View post tag: names View post tag: usa View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 2012 View post tag: Secretary View post tag: Ney View post tag: Service Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Secretary of Navy Names 2012 Outstanding Food Service Ney Award Winners View post tag: Winners View post tag: Food
View post tag: Brodosplit Share this article View post tag: Croatian Navy View post tag: OOB Omiš Photo: Photo: Croatian Navy View post tag: inshore patrol vessel The Croatian Navy received the lead ship of a new generation of inshore patrol vessels in a ceremony at the Admiral flote Sveto Letica – Barba navy base in Split, on December 7.During the acceptance ceremony, the vessel was also officially named ‘Omiš’ with pennant number OOB-31 (OOB standing for inshore patrol vessel).Omiš was delivered with a year-long delay, after completing builder’s and state trials.The first of potential five units in its class was initially expected to be delivered by the end of 2017 after entering water in June 2017. The keel for the vessel was laid in September 2015.Following delivery, the vessel will spend another five months undergoing further first-of-class trials.Omiš was built as part of a five-vessel, HRK 385,4 million (approx. US$58.5m), contract signed between the Croatian ministry of defense and Brodosplit in December 2014.The 43,25-meter vessel carries the Aselsan-built 30 mm SMASH remote controlled naval gun system, two Herstal 12,7mm machine guns and Strela manpads.Omiš will be crewed by 16 sailors and will perform patrol, search and rescue, and EEZ protection tasks.Photo: Croatian Navy View post tag: OOB
Madeleine-Ellis Pietersen, a Magdalen student who launched the Hog Roast Café last weekened in Hogacre Common, commented, “I find it quite striking how little environmental activism there is amongst the student body given how many amazing and pioneering eco-projects there are in Oxford. Having said that, incredible projects like the OxCoop and Oxgrow were started predominantly by students. ““Lots of colleges are run in a hugely environmentally unfriendly way, and there is a reticence to be innovative — for example, despite huge grounds, Magdalen is hugely reticent to allocate land for student allotments, and the plots available are tiny.”A slight change in the employment of methodology might account for Oxford’s drop in the League Table over recent years. People and Planet explain on their website that “The methodology for People & Planet Green League 2013 is developed in close consultation with key sectoral stakeholders and has evolved gradually over the seven years since its first publication”. Criteria such as independence, transparency and uniform metrics are highlighted as particular areas of importance in the development of methodology. A spokesperson for People and Planet told Cherwell: “Oxford has some catching up to do with the rest of the higher education sector, particularly in actual performance and the areas of carbon management, ethical procurement and staff and student engagement.”“However, we’re hopeful that Oxford will be able to reverse this downward trend with the aid of Harriet Waters, the new Head of Sustainability at Oxford University, who comes from Oxford Brookes where she drove forward huge institutional changes in sustainability.”Chris Garrard, a postgraduate student commented that “Oxford is a hub for student campaigning alongside research that is having a powerful influence on international development and the environment. The trouble is, this positive activity becomes rather tainted when the Vice-Chancellor and others at the top set a tone of profit before people, and deals before ethics. Deals such as the one agreed with Shell, represent a conscious choice to invest in a more unjust and potentially unstable world that the current students will inherit. That’s enough to justify a fail.” A Green League Table of UK universities published by The Guardian placed Oxford 132nd in the country for environmental standards, dropping 13 places since last year. 143 higher education institutions were analysed in the ranking, which was topped by Manchester Metropolitan University, followed closely by Plymouth. The ranking, compiled by environmentalist website “People and Planet”, took into account factors such as Environmental Policy, Energy, Waste and Ethical Investment. Oxford was given a “fail” for its efforts across a whole range of these areas.In particular, Oxford fared poorly in the “Ethical procurement and Fair Trade”, “Waste and Recycling” and “Carbon Emissions” categories. Stronger points included “Ethical Investment” and “Student and staff engagement”. In total, Oxford Scored 22 points out of 70. A spokesperson for the University told Cherwell, “Although the University’s performance in the ‘green league’ is disappointing, this ranking omits some key environmental benchmarks. One of these is transport, which we have long prioritised with successful results. Fewer than 20% of staff and 5% of students working in the city centre now drive to work. Unlike many universities we also have a water management strategy to reduce water consumption and we are also devising strategies for biodiversity and sustainable purchasing.” “Nonetheless we recognise there is a lot of work to be done and we are looking very carefully at our sustainability impacts, dedicating up to £14 million to carbon reduction projects and annual grants of £100,000 to sustainable transport initiatives as well as £100,000 to other sustainability initiatives.”The University of Cambridge was ranked slightly above, at 113th, whilst London Business School and Heythrop College trailed at the bottom of the table.
Beloved P-Funk/Talking Heads keyboardist Bernie Worrell has been in the prayers of his supporters of late, after his family revealed to fans that he was battling stage four lung cancer. Shortly after that announcement, an incredible cast of musicians banded together for All The Woo In The World, a benefit concert to raise money for Worrell’s treatments. With performances from David Byrne, Bootsy Collins, Living Colour, Jerry Harrison and more, the mood of the benefit was certainly one of hope.David Byrne, Meryl Streep, And So Many More Perform At Benefit For Bernie WorrellDespite making a large donation to Worrell’s ongoing fundraiser (donate here), it seems the funk legend is not doing well. According to the most recent update, Worrell has a tumor that has paralyzed his vocal cord, making it incredibly difficult for him to even speak. While Guitar Center has donated a microphone and amplifier for Worrell to project his voice without straining, the keyboardist will be actively treating the tumor this week in hopes of shrinking it.Let’s send our thoughts and prayers to the Worrell family during this difficult time. Read the update below:
Foo Fighters were originally scheduled to christen the new Fillmore New Orleans stage for their grand opening celebration, on February 15th and February 16th, 2019.Today, the band announced that they must postpone their Fillmore New Orleans shows until May 15th and 16th “due to a band member injury”. Foo Fighters note that all tickets for the original dates will be honored in May. Refunds are available at the point of purchase until the end of day on Monday, February 18th for those who are unable to attend the new dates.The rock band shared a brief message to their fans, explaining, “The band apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the rescheduling. They regret that they will no longer be able to christen The Fillmore New Orleans, but promise to bring it in May.”Due to the unanticipated Foo Fighters postponement, Coheed and Cambria will be the first to play the new Fillmore Nola with a scheduled performance on Monday, February 18th.The New Orleans venue will be the newest addition to Live Nation’s Fillmore brand, which already includes rooms in Charlotte, NC; Miami, FL; Silver Spring, MD; Detroit, MI; and Philadelphia, PA. Considering its location, The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans will showcase local architectural styles, such as wrought iron gates and gas street lanterns.The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans will also include a Lobby Bar, BG’s Lounge, and a VIP room named after original Fillmore impresario, Bill Graham. In addition to the concert area, the venue will feature an array of private event spaces for corporate gatherings, weddings, private dinners, and more.Head to The Fillmore New Orleans website for more information a full list of upcoming scheduled performances.
‘Marshall Plan’ for Puerto Rico Outlines Modernization Strategy for Shattered Grid FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Post:Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will unveil an ambitious $146 billion Puerto Rico recovery plan he says will allow renewable power sources such as solar and wind to provide about 70 percent of the island’s energy needs within the decade.The bill, which has the backing of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, also calls on Congress to consider retiring Puerto Rico’s debt and would give the island billions in additional federal funding for transportation, health care and education in the hopes of stemming a feared mass exodus to the mainland. It would also allocate funds to the Virgin Islands, which were similarly devastated by Hurricane Maria.“This is the closest we have to a Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico,” said Ramón Luis Nieves, a former member of the Senate of Puerto Rico who has testified to Congress about the hurricane’s impacts.Sanders’s bill is highly unlikely to get a vote in Congress and is more generous even than the $94 billion requested by Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico’s governor.Sanders’s bill would give $62 billion to help the cash-strapped Puerto Rican government; $51 billion for economic development; $27 billion for infrastructure, including new energy infrastructure; and billions more for education and environmental remediation.The Trump administration has requested $29 billion in emergency natural disaster funding to be shared between Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas — but only a fraction is designated for Puerto Rico. That package is expected to pass.“More than two months after Hurricane Maria, in the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, most of the homes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still without electricity. This is beyond belief,” Sanders said. “Congress must work with the people of Puerto Rico to fundamentally transform its expensive, antiquated and unreliable system.”Puerto Rico’s energy grid is maintained by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), which has come under fire for what critics have called its slow and ineffectual response to the hurricane. PREPA drew congressional scrutiny for awarding a no-bid $300 million contract to Whitefish, a small Montana firm. PREPA, which filed, in effect, for bankruptcy last July, is the sole provider of electricity for the 1.5 million residents.Sanders’s bill, which would put $13 billion into rebuilding the electrical grids in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, would bring the debate about privatizing PREPA to a head. The measure explicitly prohibits public infrastructure receiving federal aid, such as the electrical grid, from being transferred to private ownership.Sanders’ bill would set aside $428 million in grants for homeowners and cities for solar panels and microturbines and more than $40 million for grants to improve home energy efficiency.“The case for renewables is that it’s the cheapest way to do it, and certainly the cheapest in the island’s isolated communities,” said Steven Kyle, an economist at Cornell University who has reviewed Sanders’s bill. “Since they’re starting from zero, they have a unique opportunity here.”Most engineers estimate that Puerto Rico could get up to 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources within the decade, according to Sergio Marxuach, public policy director at Center for a New Economy, a nonpartisan think tank on the island territory. “Seventy percent is definitely on the upper bound of what’s possible,” Marxuach said. “But, sure, if you throw enough money at a problem, you can do a lot of things.”Experts have emphasized that the federal government should not simply replace Puerto Rico’s old grid with a new one similarly exposed to catastrophic storms.A senior White House official told Reuters that the administration does not support rebuilding the original vulnerable grid. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has backed rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electrical systems with microgrids or through distributed energy — but the senator hasn’t yet introduced legislation for doing so, according to a spokesperson.“It’d be a phenomenal mistake to spend federal tax dollars rebuilding the polluting, expensive, decrepit grid,” said Judith Enck, who oversaw Puerto Rico as a regional administrator in the Environmental Protection Agency during President Obama’s administration. “My great fear is FEMA will reconstruct the old grid — and when the next hurricane hits, it will all come tumbling down again.”More: Bernie Sanders to unveil a $146 billion ‘Marshall Plan’ for Puerto Rico
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A brief statement issued by tournament organisers confirmed that independent citing commissioner Aurwel Morgan has decided the incident warranted further scrutiny. The date and location for O’Driscoll’s hearing has yet to be announced. Brian O’Driscoll has been cited for stamping on Simone Favaro in Ireland’s 22-15 RBS 6 Nations defeat by Italy on Saturday. Press Association O’Driscoll was sent to the sin-bin for only the second time in his 14-year professional career in the first half of the match at the Stadio Olimpico. The 34-year-old lifted his right leg and brought it down on to the chest of Favaro, the Italy openside, who yelled out in pain and writhed around on the turf. The act was out of character for O’Driscoll, who has a fine disciplinary record, and was evidence of his frustration as Ireland slumped to a first Six Nations defeat by Italy. However, he was lucky to have escaped a red card for an incident that clouded what is thought to have been his 125th and final Test in a green shirt. The recommended suspension for a low end stamping offence is two weeks, the mid range five weeks and top end nine weeks, up to a maximum of one year. While the offence was serious, O’Driscoll’s lack of previous disciplinary issues will count in his favour. It will be hoped by his province Leinster that he is available for the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final against Wasps on April 5 and for as much of their RaboDirect Pro 12 title push as possible. A statement issued by the Six Nations read: “Brian O’Driscoll, the Ireland centre, has been cited by the independent citing commissioner for an alleged stamping or trampling on an opponent, contrary to Law 10.4 (b), in the RBS 6 Nations match between Italy and Ireland on Saturday 16th March 2013. Details of the Hearing will be announced later.”