UK law firms may need to hire more US-qualified lawyers to compete in the post-Brexit landscape, specialist recruiters have predicted.A report on the implications of Brexit for banking lawyers states that US law may become more widely used in European transactions, especially when they involve acquisitions by US companies using US law firms.‘To compete, UK law firms could end up needing to have greater numbers of US-qualified attorneys,’ the report by Laurence Simons and Vacancysoft states.‘This bodes well for US-qualified lawyers living in the UK, as well as EU-registered competition lawyers.’Investment banks have started activating contingency plans, the authors say, adding: ‘This is, however, to be expected and not necessarily a cause for concern for those working in London.‘These institutions would have this kind of backup plan in place by default, and whilst a lot has been made of this in the press, there has been no mass exodus yet and the market seems keen to apply a business-as-usual policy to keep things on track.’Goldman Sachs currently employs one-sixth of its staff in London. Deutsche Bank has 12,000 employees in the UK.‘We will have to wait to see whether political pressures to repatriate banking jobs in institutions such as BNP Paribas play out,’ the report says.‘If this were the case, then our Paris office will certainly be very busy, and this will only add to the surge in demand for lawyers in France this year to date.‘As a result we are anticipating a significant increase in hiring for lawyers in the banking sector across Europe this year, with Paris likely to be the big winner as French banks repatriate jobs.’In June it was reported that the EU was preparing to move its London-based European Banking Authority from London following the referendum result.The authors predict that financial services regulatory lawyers will be in demand wherever the authority ends up being located.
The coronavirus outbreak continued to take its toll during the peak legal conference season with the postponement of next week’s Legalex event.Organisers said today the decision had been taken to reschedule the exhibition for 2 and 3 December.The event, being held at the ExCel Centre in east London, was due to feature 100 seminars from various figures in the legal industry and attract up to 3,500 visitors over the two days.Organisers yesterday said they intended to go ahead with the show next week, but the Gazette heard from exhibitors during the day who had pulled out and it was considered this was the only option in the current environment.In a statement, Legalex said: ‘The global impact of this situation, not least upon international travel and resulting restrictions imposed by many organisations, means that after discussions with all parties we have taken the decision to postpone.‘The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff will always be our number one priority.’The government and its health advisers have moved the UK’s position from ‘containing’ the virus to ‘delaying’ it, but have opted against banning mass gatherings of people, as has been implemented in other European countries.The outbreak has already resulted in a number of event cancellations over the coming week. But the official launch of Women in Family Law, scheduled for London this evening, will go ahead as planned.In a tweet yesterday, organisers said: ‘Event still happening!! We look forward to seeing all of our guests, but in line with other public events, we kindly ask that all refrain from shaking hands when greeting others. We want everyone to feel comfortable on the night and not feel constrained by social conventions.’
SWEDEN: The Västtrafik, Hallandstrafiken and Länstrafiken transport authorities have awarded national passenger operator SJ a nine-year contract to provide Västtågen commuter and regional services in Göteborg and western Sweden from December 2015 to December 2024. The SKr5bn contract announced on October 14 includes an option for a three-year extension.The Västtågen contract is one of the largest in Sweden. The commuter services into Göteborg from Alingsås, Kungsbacka and Älvängen carry 9 million passengers/year, while the longer regional routes serving Strömstad, Åmål, Nässjö, Skövde, Borås and Varberg carry 6 million passengers/year. A doubling in ridership is envisaged during the life of the contract.SJ has operated the services since May 2012, when Västtrafik awarded it a three-year interim contract to replace the DSB Väst subsidiary of Denmark’s national operator DSB which wished to withdraw from a contract running to 2018 because it faced annual losses of up to DKr84m. Västtrafik received four bids for the long-term contract, with SJ ‘able to demonstrate the highest quality at the best price.’ Payments will be linked to performance and passenger satisfaction. Responsibility for energy costs will be transferred from Västtrafik to the operator to provide an incentive to improve efficiency, and the operator will also be responsible for rail replacement buses when required.
Former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaoré is set to go on trial in November over the alleged assassination of former president Thomas Sankara.Following his ouster from the presidency, the Burkinabe military tribunal issued a warrant of arrest against Compaoré in connection with the assassination of his predecessor.A commissioner of the tribunal, Alioune Zanre told journalists that 13 others will also face trial in connection with the crime.As part of the investigation, the military tribunal indicted 13 other suspects in connection with the assassination of Thomas Sankara in 1987.Seven are in custody, four have not been detained while two others are still on the run.The two are Blaise Compaore and Hyacinte Kafando, his chief bodyguard at the time of Sankara’s death.Fifty-two witnesses and thirteen civil parties are expected at the trial.
Related Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wins Kazakh presidential election with 70%, exit polls Polls open in Togolese presidential election Campaigns kick off in Mauritania in the run up to municipal polls People wait to cast their vote on September 1, 2018 outside a polling station in Nouakchott, Mauritania, for the country’s legislative, regional and local elections. Mauritanians will vote for a new president on Saturday in what is expected to be its first peaceful transfer of power since independence in 1960. PHOTO | AFPVoters in Mauritania today head to the polls to pick their next president, in what is expected to be the country’s first peaceful transfer of power since it won independence from France in 1960.More than a million people are eligible to vote in Saturday’s election while six candidates will be competing for the presidencySome of the candidates include former Prime Minister Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar, and a well-known activist and anti-slavery campaigner, Biram Dah Abeid.During a press statement on Friday, the country’s electoral commission promised a free and fair election, despite claims by the opposition that it is biased in favour of the governing party.Meanwhile the press authority also confirmed that it had received no complaints about the coverage of the campaign.The most critical issue on the campaign trail has been the standard of living, which every candidate has promised to improve.Incumbent President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will not contest the election after serving two five-year terms, despite opposition fears that he was plotting a tenure extension.The 62-year-old came to power in a coup in 2008, and went on to win elections in 2009 and 2014.The frontrunner is Mohamed Ahmed Ould Ghazouani, the country’s defence minister and a close ally of the current president.A runoff will be held on July 6 if there is no outright winner in Saturday’s vote.
Sharing is caring! 93 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet Share NewsRegional Guyana’s opposition coalition wins general election – preliminary results by: Caribbean Media Association – May 14, 2015 GEORGE TOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The main opposition coalition has won the general elections held here on Monday according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The opposition alliance, comprising A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC) polled 206,817 as compared to 201,457 for the incumbent party that was seeking to extend its 22 –year hold on power in this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.
CLEVELAND – It’s not often that the final score at the Quicken Loans Arena doesn’t mean a thing, but tonight was one of them as the Cavaliers hosted their Wine & Gold Scrimmage. This was the first time they stepped back onto the court since Golden State celebrated on it, but that just seemed like a distant memory.It was evident it was time to get back to work.When the team ran out of the tunnel this evening, not only were they reacquainted with Ahmad’s signature, “Clevelaaaaaand Cavalieeeeeeeeeers!” they were greeted by a deafening roar.The crowd was ecstatic to see the wine and gold back in action. I thought to myself, “Wow. Are we really back already? All this, for just a scrimmage?” Yes. All this, and it didn’t go unnoticed by the coaches and players either, particularly #23.“It was a great turnout, our fans are unbelievable.” LeBron James said about the crowd of over 14,000.“On a Monday night, to have that many fans, is unbelievable. We accomplished one thing; that was do not get hurt. We played hard.”James would have six points and three rebounds in the only quarter he played in.Not all Cavaliers would take to the court tonight as Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, and Iman Shumpert all sat out recovering from their various injuries. They were right there on the sideline though, cheering on their teammates and even signing some autographs.One Cavalier that did make his way back out to the hardwood tonight was Anderson Varejao.Varejao was sidelined for last year after suffering from a torn Achilles in late December.“I try to not think about it, but it’s tough.” Varejao said after the scrimmage.“To be hurt lately, it’s not easy, but I’m not really thinking about my injury right now when I’m out there which is good. I’m just trying to get my rhythm back and get my body 100% so I can help this team.”Of course, tonight was all about getting the guys out there and playing beyond camp. One person that couldn’t go unnoticed for his unyielding hustle was Matthew Dellavedova, who dropped in his signature floater, followed by a three-ball and a steal that had the Q reminiscing of his breakout playoff performances just months prior.He would finish with seven points, four rebounds, and four assists. It was noted that he came into camp in incredible shape, and it surely showed.“I thought we did play with pretty good flow and continuity for our first time in a game-like situation.” Cavaliers head coach David Blatt said.“I like the fact we are on our floor playing. It feels good to get the guys back out in the atmosphere they’re going to play in. I thought we saw some good things, and some other things that weren’t great, but that’s to be expected in this kind of an environment.”The Cavs have their first preseason game this Wednesday in Cincinnati against the Atlanta Hawks. Adrienne Goehler In Adrienne Goehler’s household, there was no escape becoming a Cleveland sports and Buckeyes fan growing up; that’s where her passion began. An athlete her whole life, Adrienne is channeling that competitive spirit for the game as a columnist for NEO Sports Insiders. She has a background working with web-based software for use by professionals in the broadcast industry, and experience involving major league sports. Related TopicsCavaliersCavsKevin LoveKyrie IrvingLebron JamesMatthew DellavedovaWine and Gold Scrimmage
UWF volleyball moves up to No. 19 in AVCA D-II Coaches Top 25 Poll LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of West Florida volleyball team jumped four spots to No. 19 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll. West Florida kicked off the season 4-0 on the road en route to winning the 2014 Dunn Hospitality Invitational Tournament Championship. UWF was picked as the No. 23 ranked team in the AVCA D-II Coaches Preseason Top 25 poll and was also a unanimous preseason selection to finish atop the Gulf South Conference.West Florida defeated Lincoln Memorial 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-14) in the first match of the tournament before defeating Missouri-St. Louis 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-22) later that day. UWF improved its record to 4-0 with a pair of wins in the final day of competition at the Dunn Hospitality Open. West Florida defeated Hillsdale 3-1 (25-21, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20) in the first match of the day before defeating the tournament host Southern Indiana 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-21) in the nightcap.UWF will travel to Montevallo, Ala. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 to face Limestone at 5 p.m. before facing Montevallo at 7 p.m.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS# Print Friendly Version The UWF volleyball team jumped four spots to No. 19 in the latest AVCA D-II Coaches Top 25 Poll. (Photo by Bill Stockland) Share
Print Friendly Version Date | Time Thursday, Feb. 16 | 6:00 pm Series History UWF leads 11-8 & has won 7-consecutive Location Florence, Ala. | Flowers Hall Live Stats Live Stats Live Video Watch #23 West Florida (19-5, 14-4) at North Alabama (17-7, 11-7) Tickets $15 Courtside & Reserved | $7 & $5 General Admission * After splitting last week’s home games with Christian Brothers and Union, UWF hits the road for the final time in the regular season with games at North Alabama on Thursday and Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday.* Thursday’s game at UNA will be video streamed live for free HERE.ABOUT UWF* Fifth-year head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton has four starters and eight letterwinners back from last year’s 17-10 squad that finished tied for third in the GSC regular season at 15-7.* Yelton is 81-56 at UWF and 138-140 in 9-plus years as a college head coach, which includes a 57-84 mark in at Charleston Southern from 2001-06 … She is a 1996 North Carolina graduate who was the school’s all-time leader in every 3-point category at the end of her career.UWF ROLLING ALONG AT NO. 23 IN D2 MEDIA POLL* UWF dropped six sports this week to No. 23 in the latest Division 2 Media Poll and flip-flopped with Eckerd for the fourth-consecutive week to No. 2 in the region.* UWF had risen to as high as No. 14 in the Division 2 Media Poll four weeks ago … The No. 14 ranking is the highest for the Argonauts in the history of the poll.* The Women’s Basketball Division 2 Media Poll, sponsored by D2SIDA, in its third year of existence … The regional poll is released every Monday, followed by the national poll every Tuesday … Each region has six representatives that comprise the regional poll … The national poll has 16 voters – 2 from each region … The Women’s Basketball D2 regional polls will conclude Feb. 6, 2017 due to the start of the NCAA regional polls. The national polls will continue through the end of the season.UWF DEBUTS AT NO. 2 IN FIRST NCAA REGIONAL RANKING* UWF came in ranked No. 2 in the first edition of the NCAA Division II regional rankings as announced on Wednesday. Eckerd was the No. 1 team and leads all region teams with 20 wins, with UWF at No. 2 and Rollins is No. 3.* The Argos are the highest of four GSC teams in the region rankings, with Valdosta State at No. 6, Lee at No. 7 and North Alabama at No. 10. No. 4 Florida Southern. No. 5 Tampa, No. 8 Benedict and No. 9 Nova Southeastern are also among the 10 teams ranked in the region.* The region polls will determine the five at large bids to the eight-team NCAA South Region Tournament in March. The eight-team tournament will consist of the three conference tournament champions from the south region (Gulf South, Sunshine, Southern Intercollegiate) and five at-large bids. The women’s region will be March 10, 11 and 13 at the location of the top seed.* The NCAA will announce region rankings for the next two weeks – on Feb. 22 and March 1 – leading up to Selection Sunday on March 5 at 9:00 p.m. Central time on NCAA.com.ARGOS IN THE NCAA STATISTICS* PG Alex Coyne ranks fifth in assists per game (6.5) and 30th in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1) … F Toni Brewer is seventh in rebounds per game (11.8), third in defensive rpg (9.0) and eighth in double-doubles (14) … F Katie Bobos is 20th in rebounds per game (10.8) and 15th in double-doubles (12) … F Courtney Meyer is ninth in blocks per game (2.96) … Brewer, Bobos and Meyer rank 1st, 2nd & 5th in the GSC in rebounds per game.ABOUT NORTH ALABAMA* UNA is 17-7 overall and 11-7 in GSC action – good for a tie for 4th place with West Georgia … The Lions are 12-1 at home this season with a narrow 55-52 loss to Delta State as the only blemish.SERIES HISTORY VS. UNA* UWF leads the series 11-8 in the last 10 years … The Argonauts have won the last seven over the Lions and the last two in Florence.* LAST MEETING: 73-60 UWF win in Pensacola on Jan. 2 – A trio of UWF players went for double-doubles and the Argonauts used a dominating fourth quarter to defeat North Alabama, 73-60 … Katie Bobos had a game-high 19 points on a season-high 53 percent shooting night to go along with 10 rebounds and three blocks for her second-consecutive double-double, while Toni Brewer contributed 16 points and 13 boards for her tenth double-double of the year … Courtney Meyer added 14 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, and Alex Coyne posted 13 points and nine boards along with six assists to put four players in double figures for the tenth time in 11 games … UWF (9-2, 4-1 Gulf South) shot 44 percent in the game but again got a suffocating effort on defense and on the glass to pull away down the stretch … The Argonauts grabbed twice as many caroms as the Lions, ending with a 58-29 margin … UNA (9-2, 3-2) lost its second-straight game while shooting a season-low 31 percent overall and 21 percent from outside.BREWER A FORCE NIGHT IN & NIGHT OUT* Junior F Toni Brewer has averaged 14.0 points (12th in GSC) and 11.8 rebounds (5th in NCAA, 1st in GSC) with 14 double-doubles (8th in NCAA) … She ranks 12th in the GSC with a 39% FG pct. and 15th with a team-high 72% FT pct. … She pulled down a career-high 23 rebounds at Montevallo on Nov. 19 in the third game of the year … that marked the most in either Division I or II at the time (since has dropped to No. 5 in D2), the second-most in UWF history and the 13th-most in GSC history … Last Saturday against Union, she became the 11th UWF player to score 1,000 points in her career … She enters the UNA game with 1003 points and 751 rebounds in her career.BOBOS REACHES 1,000 POINTS & SECURES UWF CAREER REBOUNDING MARK* Senior F Katie Bobos has steadily worked her way up the career scoring and rebounding lists at UWF, entering the UNA game with 1209 points and 888 rebounds … The Lowell, Ind. native has 20 games in double figures this year which includes 12 double-doubles … She became just the tenth player in program history to surpass 1,000 points when she reached the milestone at Union just before the holiday break … She set the UWF rebounding record a month ago against Delta State when she grabbed a career-high 19 boards as she surpassed Melissa Nafzger (798 from 2003-08) for first place all-time … She is averaging 14.0 ppg in her last eight games, just above her season average 12.3 ppg.COYNE AMONG NATION’S LEADERS IN ASSISTS* Senior PG Alex Coyne has continued her impressive play since arriving at UWF last year … She is currently averaging 10.1 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per outing … Her 6.5 apg rank 5th in the NCAA … She enters the UNA contest with 336 assists in her two years at UWF, good for 2nd in school history.ODDS AND ENDS* Sophomore Katie O’Neal ranks 10th in the GSC with 38 3-pointers made and 10th with 1.6 3FG/game … She tied her season-high with 5 triples at Mississippi College two weeks ago and UWF improved to 5-1 when she makes at least 3 in a game … Junior Courtney Meyer is second in the GSC with 71 blocked shots and 3.0 blocks/game … She ranks 9th in the NCAA in bpg … She has seven double-figure rebounding games this season.UWF CAREER RECORD WATCHSCORING1. 2,104 – Kristi Jernigan (1989-93)2. 1,472 – Erin Vierling – (2002-06)3. 1,446 – Jennifer Baas (1993-97)4. 1,444 – Michelle Gibson (2003-06)5. 1,256 – Tanisha Rickman (1998-99)6. 1,209 – Katie Bobos (2013-pr)7. 1,121 – Kelly Barrett (2000-03)8. 1,069 – Jennifer Morris (1993-95)9. 1,050 – Amy Drake (2007-10)10. 1003 – Toni Brewer (2014-pr)11. 1,000 – Lyndsay Munro (2001-06)12. 970 – LaKeisha Little (1997-00)REBOUNDS1. 888 – Katie Bobos (2013-pr)2. 798 – Melissa Nafzger (2003-06)3. 751 – Toni Brewer (2014-pr)4. 685 – Jennifer Bass (1993-97)5. 674 – Erin Vierling (2002-06)6. 609 – Karly Geller (1999-2002)7. 573 – Segeeta Bland (1999-00)8. 552 – Lyndsay Munro (2002-06)9. 532 – Courtney Meyer (2014-pr)10. 528 – Jessica Young (2008-11)11. 470 – Dominique Boykins (2006-10)ASSISTS1. 385 – Sydney Jackson (1993-96)2. 336 – Alex Coyne (2015-pr)3. 330 – Clenita Jones (2001-04)4. 302 – Amy Drake (2007-10)5. 275 – Ann Ching (2003-06)6. 274 – Kelly Barrett (2000-03)7. 260 – Toynetta Johnson (2012-14)T8. 252 – Charlotte Griffin (1998-99)T8. 252 – Heather Morris (1999-02)10. 247 – Michelle Gibson (2003-06)11. 222 – LaKeisha Little (1997-00)BLOCKED SHOTS1. 195 – Melissa Nafzger (2003-06)2. 153 – Courtney Meyer (2014-pr)3. 116 – Regan Rockwell (1994-97)4. 104 – Juana Coletti (1985-87)5. 95 – Raquel Miller (2012-14)6. 77 – Tara Russ (2004-08)7. 72 – Wynette Villines (1993-95)UWF AT HOME* UWF has gone 8-1 at home this season and enters the CBU game with a 7-game winning streak … The program has won at least 10 home games in a season 10 times, including twice in the past four seasons15: 1997-9813: 2004-05, 2005-0612: 1998-9911: 2003-04, 2013-14, 2014-1510: 1996-97, 1999-2000, 2000-01ROAD SUCCESS OVER THE LAST THREE SEASONS* UWF has gone 24-12 in regular-season road games the past three seasons – 8-4 in 2014-15, 8-5 in 2015-16 and 8-3 this season.WHAT HAPPENED IN THE OFFSEASON* Former assistant coach Jessie Ivey was named the National Division 2 Assistant Coach of the Year by the WBCA, before accepting a similar position at Bowling Green … UWF hired former WNBA veteran LaQuanda Quick as her replacement. Quick spent last season at Winston Salem State and has been put in charge of the Argonaut defense … UWF took a foreign tour to the Dominican Republic from Aug. 11-18. The squad played four games, visited local sugarcane villages, orphanages and women’s shelters while ministering and sharing the love of basketball.UWF PICKED 3RD IN GSC PRESEASON POLL* The UWF women’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the Gulf South Conference preseason coaches poll … UWF earned a total of 101 points in the voting process, collecting one first place vote, a league-high five second-place votes, one third, three fourth and a fifth place vote.* Defending regular-season champion Union was picked first, followed by Delta State, which won the GSC Tournament title. Lee followed UWF in fourth, and Shorter was picked fifth.* Seniors Katie Bobos and Alex Coyne were each named to the 5-member preseason all-conference team … Bobos was a second-team all-GSC and academic all-GSC honoree last year after averaging 12.8 points and 8.0 rebounds. The Lowell, Indiana native scored in double figures in 21 games and collected eight double-doubles … Coyne was also a second team choice a year ago after transferring from Southern Miss. In her first season with the Argos, the point guard from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania averaged 10.0 points, 6.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. She led the GSC and ranked fifth in the NCAA in assists, and was third in GSC and 49th nationally in steals.GSC Preseason Coaches PollTeam Poll Points1. Union (10) 1202. Delta State (1) 1033. West Florida (1) 1014. Lee 945. Shorter 836. Alabama Huntsville 667. West Georgia 578. Christian Brothers 459. Valdosta State 4410. West Alabama 4211. North Alabama 2412. Mississippi College 13First place votes in parenthesis Twitter Twitter: @GoArgos | IG: @GoArgos | FB: /GoArgos
Corey Perez Related Topics2019 Cleveland IndiansCarlos CarrascoCarlos SantanaCleveland IndiansMLBTampa Bay RaysTribe Cleveland- The Cleveland Indians were able to end their losing streak on Friday night, but Tampa Bay made sure Cleveland never started a winning streak. Tampa Bay jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning, before a Leyones Martin single tied things up in the bottom half of the second.The Indians offense was never able to really establish much of a footing Saturday against Tampa starter, Charlie Morton. With the win, Morton improves to (5-0) after allowing five hits to the Indians offense. Cleveland hitters struck out 12 times Saturday evening, 10 of which were served up by Morton. He exited the game after six strong innings, before turning things over to the Rays bullpen.As good as Morton was on Saturday, Indians starter Carlos Carrasco did his best to keep pace. The Tribe righty was able to settle down after Tampa jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but was never able to be his usual self. Tampa hit almost as many home runs (3) as Carrasco had strikeouts (3) over the course of 6 1/3 innings. Carrasco finished the game allowing nine hits and five earned runs.Casey Castillo allowed a solo home run to Carlos Santana in the bottom of the inning, after Tampa had extended their lead to 6-1. The Santana home run was the Indians best chance to get back in the game, after the Rays added five runs in the middle innings.Tampa was lead by a trio of guys who finished the game with two RBIs a piece, as Tommy Pham, Ji-Man Choi, and Brandon Lowe each homered off of Carrasco and helped keep the game out of reach.The Indians return to action Sunday afternoon with a chance to get the split with the Rays. Cleveland (26-25) heads into the final game of their 11 game home-stand winning only four games thus far. The Indians hope Trevor Bauer (4-3) can help get the Tribe back on track before their big series in Boston against the Red Sox.