Listed legal firms predict revenue boost

first_imgClaims outsourcer Quindell told shareholders at its AGM that it expects to increase turnover this year from £650m to £900m.The company said this growth will come off the back of £250m-worth of contracts with key legal services providers.The company confirmed key management changes, with Robert Fielding being named chief executive. Founder Rob Terry remains chairman of the board. Former investment bank managers Stephen Joseph and Michael Bancroft have been recruited as heads of investor relations and corporate development.The company made no reference to two separate developments in recent weeks which coincided with a fall in its share price of over 50% from a high of around 45p. In April, American investor Gotham City Research published a report on the company, while earlier this month Quindell was denied a stock market premium listing as it had changed too rapidly in the past three years.Quindell said in a statement: ‘The board is confident, in line with expectations, that the group will return to a broadly neutral operating cash position on a quarterly basis in the third quarter of 2014 and deliver strong positive operating cashflow in the final quarter of 2014 and beyond.’ By last Thursday the share price had recovered marginally to 18.5p.Meanwhile, another listed company has said it will seek further expansion after confirming the £15m acquisition of national firm Simpson Millar.Fairpoint Group, a financial services business specialising in ‘financially stressed consumers’, finalised a deal for the firm that was first announced in April.Peter Watson, managing partner at Simpson Millar, explained the deal would provide the firm with extra capital to make further acquisitions in the ‘consumer legal services space’.‘Now we are part of an AIM-listed company it gives us an additional weapon as opposed to it just being a pure merger,’ he said. He added that the deal will act as a platform for Fairpoint in the legal services market, which is ‘ripe for consolidation’.last_img read more

Court throws out Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction three weeks after he killed himself in jail

first_imgInternationalNewsSports Court throws out Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction three weeks after he killed himself in jail by: – May 9, 2017 Aaron Hernandez (Photo Credit NY Daily News)(The Independent) Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s conviction in a 2013 murder can be erased because he died before his appeal was heard, a judge has ruled. Judge E. Susan Garsh said a legal doctrine that calls for vacating convictions when a defendant dies before an appeal can be heard was binding precedent. She said she was compelled to follow it. The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell last month while serving a life sentence on a first-degree murder conviction in the death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. He died five days after being acquitted in a separate double slaying in 2012. Prosecutor Patrick Bomberg had argued that Hernandez “should not be able to accomplish in death what he could not accomplish in life.” Hernandez’s appellate attorney told the judge that the state’s highest court has applied the legal doctrine “without exception,” even in cases of suicide. In a court filing last week, Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III argued that a defendant’s death while an appeal is pending does not always require what is known as “abatement,” including when “a defendant’s death is a result of his own conscious, deliberate and voluntary act.” Hernandez’s appellate lawyers say his conviction in the Mr Lloyd case is not considered final because the automatic appeal he was entitled to had not been heard at the time of his death. Hernandez, who grew up in Bristol, Connecticut, and played football at the University of Florida, was considered an up-and-coming star during his three seasons with the Patriots. He was cut from the team hours after his arrest in the killing of Mr Lloyd. Sharing is caring! Tweet 72 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Tersebar Isu Soal Kenyamanan Penumpang, Terlalu Dinikah Airbus Luncurkan A321XLR?,Lion Air Bersiap Turunkan Harga Jual Tiket Penerbangan Domestik

first_imgSelain varian 787 Dreamliner dan A350, baik Boeing dan Airbus juga telah mengembangkan pesawat narrow-body yang mampu mengarungi penerbangan jarak jauh – karena varian seperti inilah yang dinilai paling efisien oleh para operator penerbangan, dan menurut mereka, mengudara dengan menggunakan pesawat narrow-body akan mendukung regulasi tentang pemberlakuakn tarif murah.Sudah barang tentu, variabel kedua yang dipikirkan oleh produsen pesawat setelah keselamatan adalah kenyamanan penumpang. Apabila mengudara dengan menggunakan pesawat twin-aisles (lorong ganda) atau kondang disebut widebody, mungkin masalah kenyamanan bukanlah menjadi sebuah perkara yang berati. Tapi apakah bisa pihak produsen pesawat ‘memindahkan’ tingkat kenyamanan yang sama kepada varian single-aisle? Di sinilah letak permasalahan yang sesungguhnya.Tidak usah membahasnya terlalu jauh, dimulai dari hal paling sederhana saja – tekanan di dalam kabin. Di dunia penerbangan, dikenal dengan yang namanya equivalent effective cabin altitude atau yang biasa disingkat cabin altitude saja, dimana ini merupakan pengaturan tekanan udara yang ada di dalam kabin ketika pesawat mengudara.Tidak bisa secara serta merta sebuah pesawat memberikan tekanan udara di dalam kabin yang setara dengan tekanan udara ketika berada di darat. Sebagai contoh, pesawat 787 Dreamliner milik Boeing dan A350 milik Airbus memiliki tekanan udara di dalam kabin yang setara dengan ketinggian 6.000 kaki. Atau varian Airbus lainnya, A320 yang memiliki tekanan kabin setara dengan ketinggian 8.000 kaki.“Tekanan kabin dari Airbus A321XLR bisa menjadi masalah,” ujar salah satu eksekutif dari pihak maskapai yang ingin namanya tetap anonim.Baca Juga: Paris Air Show 2019 Jadi Ajang ‘Klarifikasi’ Besar-Besaran Bagi BoeingPernyataan ini dilontarkan pasca maskapai terkait pernah menggunakan varian A320neo pada tahun 2015 silam, dan menyatakan bahwa varian tersebut memiliki kelemahan terkait tekanan udara di dalam kabin ketika mengudara di ketinggian.Lalu, bukankah sudah semestinya Airbus memikirkan terlebih dahulu setiap detail pada keseluruhan pesawat sebelum memperkenalkannya ke publik? Atau ini merupakan salah satu ‘ancaman’ dari pihak Airbus terhadap Boeing yang tengah terseok-seok pasca grounding massal terhadap varian 737 MAX? Atau Airbus terkesan terlalu terburu-buru dalam meluncurkan varian ini, mengingat rival setaranya, 737 MAX tengah terpuruk?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Sumber: Simple Flying Kendati telah memperkenalkan varian A321XLR pada Paris AirShow 2019, namun bukan berarti pihak Airbus hanya tinggal menunggu pesanan dari maskapai datang. Dikabarkan, kini pihak produsen pesawat asal Eropa tersebut tengah dibuat bingung dengan isu kenyamanan penumpang . Ya, Airbus A321XLR memang pesawat narrow-body yang sengaja dikembangkan untuk melayani perjalanan jarak jauh, maka rasanya agak tidak mungkin apabila Airbus tidak memperdulikan tingkat kenyamanan penumpang melalui bangku yang ada di dalam kabin.Baca Juga: Di Paris AirShow 2019 Airbus Perkenalkan A321XLR, Apa Saja Keunggulannya?Sebagaimana yang dilansir dari laman Reuters (17/6/2019), sebelumnya baik Airbus maupun saingan terbesarnya, Boeing telah meluncurkan pesawat untuk melakoni penerbangan jarak jauh berbahan serat karbon terbaru seperti 787 Dreamliner atau A350, namun kedua varian ini menawarkan ruang kabin yang besar dan mampu membantu penumpang agar tidak terkena jetlag yaitu dengan cara mengatur tekanan kabin sehingga mirp dengan tekanan ketika berada di darat.last_img read more

UWF Battles to Draw at Lee

first_imgUWF will be back in action at home against Spring Hill on Sunday, October 15th, at 3pm. Full Schedule Roster Spring Hill 10/15/2017 – 3:00 pm Watch Live Preview UWF moves to 4-5-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the GSC after a win and a draw this weekend on the road. CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The University of West Florida men’s soccer battled to a 0-0 finish against away to Lee University in Saturday evening. UWF came out strong with Sergio Otalora testing Lee goalkeeper Tristan Putnam in the eighth minute. Two minutes later Ed Chappe would keep his shot on frame to force another save from Tristan Putnam.center_img After 90 minutes the game remained in deadlock, calling for two periods of overtime. Neither team could find a breakthrough and the game ended scoreless after Murray made a timely stop in the last minute of overtime to deny Lee. UWF would have a total of seven shots on target compared to Lee’s fifteen total shots with just two drawing a save from UWF goalkeeper Jacob Murray. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Next Game: After an even first half UWF would come out strong putting five more shots on target. Tristan Putnam remained resolute in goal stopping a stinging volley from Sergio Otalora in the 59th minute. Live Statslast_img read more

2018 FIFA World Cup: Mayor of Essentuki welcomes Super Eagles to Russia

first_imgAlexander Nekristov, Mayor of Essentuki, the city where the Nigerian team is based, has officially welcomed the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.The Super Eagles arrived aboard a chartered flight from Austria on Tuesday at the Mirealnye Vody Airport and were chauffeured to their hotel Sanatorium Istochnik in Essentuki, which is about 35 kilometres from the airport.last_img

Kasilof River Sockeye Salmon Limits Increased

first_imgThe biological escapement goal on the Kasilof River is 160,000-340,000 sockeye salmon. As of Sunday, July 21, 2019, a total of 231,900 sockeye salmon have passed the Kasilof River sonar site. The current escapement of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River is proceeding at a rate that is projected to exceed the biological escapement goal. Area Management Biologist Colton Lipka: “Increasing the limits for sockeye salmon allows anglers an opportunity to harvest additional fish to fill their freezer.” These provisions are effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 24 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 31.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is increasing the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon to six fish per day and twelve fish in possession; however, no more than two salmon per day and two in possession may be coho salmon, in all portions of the Kasilof River open to salmon fishing. In addition to increasing the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, ADF&G issued emergency order number 2-RS-1-36-19 expanding the area open to dipnetting on the Kasilof River effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 24 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019.last_img read more

Offer: £5 Bristol Jets Tickets For Flyers Season Card Holders

first_imgSupporters who own a Bristol Flyers 2016/17 season card can buy Bristol Jets home tickets online or over the phone for just £5 per ticket.The Jets were formed in 2016 and have just made their debut in the AJ Bell National Badminton League. Featuring an Olympic silver medallist and coached by a Commonwealth gold medallist, Bristol Jets play their first ever home game on Monday, January 9th at the SGS WISE Arena. For a full guide to the Bristol Jets click here.To purchase your discounted tickets online, Season Card holders first need to login (via the button on the top right of the webite) and then choose the ‘Ticket Offer’ price type from the list of available option on the ticket selection page.Tickets can also be purchased over the phone via 0117 963 0600 or on the door at the game – although advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.Click here to purchase your Bristol Jets tickets online.last_img read more

Will Muschamp mining for pass rushers after Carl Lawson

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:cfec7000531f38b776a3b5d6 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-822225-4202980113001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Will Muschamp is still searching for a full assortment of pass rushers as Auburn heads into the offseason, but his primary weapon is clear: Carl Lawson, provided he’s fully healthy as anticipated, is expected to return to form.Lawson’s absence last season due to a torn ACL left Auburn devoid of an edge rusher, which allowed opposing quarterbacks even more time to pick apart what was a porous secondary.Muschamp recognizes the challenge his predecessor faced and knows it’ll be his biggest issue to address in the fall.“Hey, Ellis Johnson’s a good football coach,” Muschamp said before the Montgomery Auburn Club’s annual meeting Tuesday night. “When you lose a guy like Carl Lawson it hurts, from a standpoint of really not having another dynamic rusher outside of that.“That’s something that we’ve got to continue to work on. We certainly have addressed some things as far as rush is concerned, as far as protection identification is concerned and we need to continue to progress.”Auburn tallied 21 sacks last season, with 12 1/2 coming from the defensive line, where DaVonte Lambert (3 1/2) led the group.Lawson, who had four as a true freshman in 2013, was held out of full-contact practices and scrimmages this spring for precautionary reasons but the defensive end is expected to be full-go for the start of the season. “Carl plays the game the way he’s supposed to,” outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson said. “Obviously, he’s real hungry to get back, coming off of injury.” Muschamp and Thompson, who is coaching Lawson at the “Buck” position, rave about his intangibles. “Great attitude, great work ethic, good football IQ, a guy that continues to strive to get better,” Muschamp said of Lawson. “If anything, we got to slow him down a little bit, which is a good thing.” Lambert missed all of spring as he continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered against Samford in late November. Auburn football defensive coordinator Coach “Boom” Will Muschamp greets fans at the Montgomery Auburn Club’s Boom and BBQ at the Train Shed in downtown Montgomery on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.Muschamp said the coaching staff is “going to need to be careful with DaVonte going through camp” so as not to rush him back, but is optimistic for a return at some point in the first half of the season for the 6-foot-2 282 pound senior who can play defensive end and tackle.Top-ranked recruit Byron Cowart is presumed to be in line to play opposite Lawson to form a dynamic edge rushing duo. Muschamp isn’t downplaying Cowart’s renowned abilities, but he’s not anointing a true freshman, who has to adjust to college, learn a playbook and show he’s physically ready, to any role yet.“You’ve always got to be mindful that you’re counting on the people that are on campus and then you’re going to coach and develop the guys to come along to play for you,” Muschamp said. “… You never pencil a guy in a true freshman coming in because, I’ve been doing this a long time, you really never know what you’re going to get.”Whether Cowart breaks into the starting lineup, or is a situational pass rusher, or if less touted players raise their games, Muschamp will explore all possibilities.“We’re going to find our best four rushers,” Muschamp said. “I don’t know who they’ll be right now. I feel certain that Carl will be one of them and Montravius (Adams) has shown some things that we can win in the single battles up front, but past that we need some guys to step forward.”Go Mobile, Montgomery! Download our apps herelast_img read more

Latham 121,  Williamson 91, put Kiwis in strong position

first_imgWELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand captain Kane Williamson provided a batting masterclass against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Sunday to keep up his chase of Virat Kohli to become the world’s top test batsman, just as the Indian skipper was showing his class in Perth.Williamson scored 91 as he and Tom Latham combined for 162 runs to drive New Zealand to 311 for two at stumps on the second day of the first test against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve.Latham was unbeaten on 121 at the close of play, having notched his seventh century after playing the anchor role for the hosts and helping them to a 29-run first innings lead with eight wickets remaining. Ross Taylor was 50 not out, but the day’s play was dominated by Williamson, who had risen to a career-best test ranking of number two in the world – behind Kohli – after scoring 386 runs at an average of over 77 in the UAE against Pakistan.Coincidentally both he and his Indian counterpart were batting at the same time more than 5,200 kilometres apart. Kohli scored 123 in India’s first innings in the second test against Australia but was far more circumspect than the 28-year-old New Zealander.Williamson, who replaced Jeet Raval after the opener was dismissed for 43 on the final ball before lunch, hit the first three deliveries he faced to the fence. He then accumulated runs at will and combined with Latham for 116 runs in 25 overs during the middle session.Shortly after Kohli brought up his 25th Test century at the Perth Stadium, Williamson looked well set to score his 20th at almost a run a ball.The right-handed batsman, however, succumbed to what was the only mistake of his 93-ball innings when he swept part time offspinner Dhananjaya de Silva straight to Kasun Rajitha at backward square less than an hour into the final session. Sri Lanka’s first innings lasted just three overs in the first session when Tim Southee grabbed his sixth wicket after a brilliant diving catch by Colin de Grandhomme at leg slip to dismiss Lahiru Kumara for a duck.The visitors were bowled out for 282 with Niroshan Dickwella left stranded on 80, while:Southee finished with 6-68.SRI LANKA 1st innings o/n 275 for 9Danushka Gunathilaka lbw Tim Southee 1Dimuth Karunaratne c BJ Watling b Neil Wagner 79Dhananjaya de Silva c BJ Watling b Tim Southee 1Kusal Mendis c Ajaz Patel b Tim Southee 2Angelo Mathews c BJ Watling b Tim Southee 83Dinesh Chandimal c Ajaz Patel b Tim Southee 6Niroshan Dickwella Not Out 80Dilruwan Perera c BJ Watling b Colin de Grandhomme 16Suranga Lakmal c Henry Nicholls b Neil Wagner 3Kasun Rajitha c BJ Watling b Trent Boult 2Lahiru Kumara c Colin de Grandhomme b Tim Southee 0Extras 0b 7lb 2nb 0pen 0w 9Total (90.0 overs) 282 all outFall of Wickets : 1-5 Gunathilaka, 2-7 de Silva, 3-9 Mendis, 4-142 Karunaratne, 5-167 Chandimal, 6-187 Mathews, 7-223 Perera, 8-240 Lakmal, 9-275 Rajitha, 10-282 KumaraBowling: Trent Boult 27 – 6- 83- 1, Tim Southee 27 – 7 – 68 – 6,Colin de Grandhomme 13 – 2 – 35 – 1 (1nb), Neil Wagner 20 — 2 – 75 – 2 (1nb), Ajaz Patel 3 – 0 – 14 – 0.NEW ZEALAND 1st inningsJeet Raval c Niroshan Dickwella b Lahiru Kumara 43Tom Latham Not Out 121Kane Williamson c Kasun Rajitha b Dhananjaya de Silva 91Ross Taylor Not Out 50Extras 0b 4lb 1nb 0pen 1w 6Total (84.0 overs) 311-2Fall of Wickets : 1-59 Raval, 2-221 WilliamsonTo Bat : Nicholls, Watling, de Grandhomme, Southee, Wagner, Patel, BoultBowling : Suranga Lakmal 18 – 2 – 60 – 0,. Kasun Rajitha 21 5 78 0 3.71 1w 1nbAngelo Mathews 4 – 3 – 1 – 0, Dilruwan Perera 13 – 0 – 59 – 0,Lahiru Kumara 20 – 1 – 79 – 1, Dhananjaya de Silva 8 – 0 – 30 – 1.last_img read more

19th annual LA Cruizers Open Show was fun

first_imgBy David GrahamJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – In spite of afternoon heavy rains, the 19th annual LA Cruizers Open Car Show went on without much of a hitch. Share this:FacebookTwitter For years, David Graham has served as master of ceremonies for the annual LA Cruizers Open Show.  He was on hand again Saturday for more fun behind the mic.Yours truly was again your ‘MC’ for the event, and they were able to raise $11,000. A good portion of those dollars will be donated to various local charities such as the Campbell County Cancer Association, the Campbell County Children’s Center and a couple more.Rob Woodson won the car which was a 2008 MINI Cooper provided by Short-Redmond Ford.  The LA Cruizers gave out other awards and trophies for entrants to take home.LA Cruizers President Thomas Hatmaker thanks all the volunteers who work so hard every year to make this such a huge success.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/24/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF DAVID GRAHAM)last_img read more