Tye’s new rugby pitch

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Defendants on videolink ‘get raw deal’, warn solicitors

first_imgDefendants who appear in court via videolink are being ‘treated differently’ from those who appear in person, solicitors have warned, with a much higher proportion going unrepresented. The pilot virtual court, whereby defendants make their first appearance in court via videolink from a police station, has been running since May, linking 16 London stations with Camberwell Green Magistrates Court. Greg Stewart, a defence representative at local pilot implementation meetings in London, said: ‘Some weeks the vast majority of defendants are unrepresented and every week the majority of them are unrepresented. We predicted this as the police were never going to encourage defendants to get a lawyer.’ He said judges appeared happy to deal with unrepresented defendants over the videolink, but were more reluctant to do so when a defendant was unrepresented in court, even where the charges were more serious. ‘This illustrates our point that those on the videolink are treated differently,’ he said. Shabana Fazal, of London firm GT Stewart, said: ‘There’s no way defendants using the videolink are getting the same treatment as those physically present, and [those who are represented] aren’t getting enough time with their solicitors before their cases are called on… The process is more lengthy than normal and hard for defendants to understand.’ A Ministry of Justice spokesman said the full rollout of the pilot was only completed in August, but a detailed evaluation would be published in September 2010. About 110 cases have been heard through the pilot so far.last_img read more

Revenues down at Allen & Overy

first_imgHalf-year revenues at magic circle firm Allen & Overy fell by 7% as the City giant became the first to announce its financial performance results over the past six months. Revenues fell from £548m to £511m during the six months to 31 October. More than half of the firm’s turnover was generated outside the UK. The firm said that it has benefited from increased demand for high-end litigation, restructuring and regulatory work. For the year ending 30 April 2009, revenues at the firm rose 7% to £1.09bn from £1.02bn in 2007/08. Over the same period, profits fell 4% from £447m to £431m, while profits per equity partner fell 9% from £1.1m to £1m. Managing partner Wim Dejonghe said of the half-year results: ‘As expected, market conditions remain challenging for us and our clients. Despite last year’s drop-off in activity carrying over into the first few months of this year, we have recently seen an increase in our activity levels. This is highlighted by our involvement in some high-profile international instructions, such as the sale of Gatwick Airport, the government of Abu Dhabi’s bank bailouts and each of the first four major UCC foreclosures on landmark properties in the US in 2009. ‘While everyone adjusts to the new size and shape of global markets, demand for high quality legal advice remains. Now we have our capacity right and have improved cost controls, our increased activity levels mean we are cautiously optimistic about what lies ahead. We have made significant strategic investments, such as the recent lateral hires in high yield and litigation, and where we see further opportunities to improve our position we will continue to invest.’last_img read more

Standardise and deliver

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‘No evidence’ that oligarch fishing row has London links, court hears

first_imgThere is no evidence to suggest that an alleged plot to deprive a Russian businessman of his stake in a billion-pound valued fishing company was ‘hatched together’ in London, the High Court has heard on the second day of a jurisdiction challenge.In Tugushev v Orlov & Others the English courts’ authority to hear the case is being tested.The case concerns a battle between Vitaly Orlov and Alexander Tugushev over a stake in the $1.5bn (£1.2bn) Norebo Group.Orlov took control of Norebo in 2016 and Tugushev claims that his one-third interest in the company is not being recognised. He claims Orlov and other defendants conspired to remove him from the company.Orlov is challenging whether the English courts have jurisdiction in the case.The court heard today that, according to Tugushev, the plot to deprive him of his stake was planned during a meeting in London between Orlov and another key player in Norebo, Magnus Roth.But Orlov’s counsel Christopher Pymont QC said there is ‘no proper case’ for saying that the ‘conspiracy was hatched’ at this meeting.The fact the meeting took place was not in dispute, Pymont said, but that any alleged plot must have happened before because Orlov, and Roth, were ‘already acting as owners’. Further, the evidence suggests that Tugushev was already concerned about what Orlov and Roth were planning from an earlier stage, Pymont said. He added: ‘We say there is no real evidence that a plot was hatched at that meeting.’Also today, the court heard that the UK office of Norebo, based in Maidenhead, is primarily a sales office, with ‘no administrative function’. The role of the Maidenhead office, Pymont said, is not enough to establish that the court has jurisdiction.Yesterday the court heard arguments surrounding how the test of ‘usual residency’ should be met.Orlov’s lawyers submitted that he did not meet this test despite documents filed with the court claiming that Orlov had purchased a £13m apartment overlooking the Thames which was intended to be a base for him to spend time with his children and had previously owned other homes in the capital.Orlov’s lawyers claimed this apartment was not a family home but a ‘rather soulless place’.The case continues.last_img read more

The NEO Sports Insiders Staff Picks The Week Four NFL Games

first_img Matt Loede Related TopicsNFLNFL PicksNFL Week 4 Picks Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img Three wild weeks are done in the NFL, and this is the first week in which bye weeks are in place. While a couple teams get to sit at home and rest, a number are back in action, including the Browns as they head out west to take on the Chargers. Here’s our staff picks for all the NFL games for week number four.Matt Williamson Last Week 12-4Season 29-19Ravens over SteelersJets over DolphinsColts over JaguarsGiants over BillsPanthers over BuccaneersEagles over RedskinsRaiders over BearsFalcons over TexansBengals over ChiefsPackers over 9ersCardinals over RamsBroncos over VikingsSaints over CowboysSeahawks over LionsChargers over Browns – This is the game that gets McCown yanked as the starter.Ryan KaczmarskiLast Week 14-2/strongSeason 30-18Baltimore over PittsburghNYJ over MiamiIndy over JacksonvilleBuffalo over NJGTampa Bay over CarolinaOakland over ChicagoCincinnati over Kansas CityAtlanta over HoustonPhilly over WashingtonMinnesota over DenverGreen Bay over San FranciscoArizona over St. LouisNew Orleans over DallasSeattle over DetroitCleveland 17 San Diego 14 – The Browns defense – still embarrassed by last week’s showing – finally looks like the unit that they have thought they were all preseason.They will finally stop the run game of Chargers’ RB Melvin Gordon, because of a brutally-injured San Dieago offensive line, and will keep Gordon without a TD on the season. The Crow will be fed, with the Chargers’ defense giving up 4.9 yards per rushing attempt, he along with Duke Johnson Jr. will combine for over 100 yards.As for the QB situation, it’s a good thing the Browns are playing on the road this weekend. Johnny chants won’t be heard at Qualcomm Stadium Sunday, and the San Diego secondary is playing the second and third string because of injuries to CB’s Brandon Flowers and Jason Verrett, so it could be a good day to throw it down field to Travis Benjamin.Philip Rivers is still one of the top-tier QB’s in the league, but Joe Haden has a game plan to keep his top WR Keenan Allen from accomplishing what he does well, come back to the ball on hard stop and go routes. The Browns will hopefully come out of San Diego, leaving the circus behind on the west coast.Matt LoedeLast Week 11-5Season 29-19/strongSteelers over RavensNY Jets over MiamiFalcons over TexansBills over NY GiantsRaiders over BearsChiefs over BengalsColts over JaguarsEagles over RedskinsPanthers over BuccaneersBroncos over VikingsCardinals over RamsPackers over 49ersSaints over CowboysSeahawks over LionsSan Diego 29 Cleveland 14 – Until this Browns team proves to me they can stop the run and pass, no team is going to take their foot off the gas. Josh McCown needs to have a huge game and the D needs to step up, and on the west coast I don’t see either happening.Scott PikerLast week 12-4Season 30-18Baltimore @ Pittsburgh – PittsburghNew York Jets @ Miami – MiamiJacksonville @ Indianapolis – IndianapolisNew York Giants @ Buffalo – BuffaloCarolina @ Tampa Bay – CarolinaPhiladelphia @ Washington – PhiladelphiaOakland @ Chicago – OaklandHouston @ Atlanta – AtlantaKansas City @ Cincinnati – CincinnatiGreen Bay @ San Francisco – Green BaySt. Louis @ Arizona – ArizonaMinnesota @ Denver – DenverDallas @ New Orleans – DallasDetroit @ Seattle – SeattleSan Diego 31 Browns 13 – San Diego. Going on the road could be what the Browns need with everything swirling around the team. However going to the west coast has not resulted in many wins and it won’t against Philip Rivers and the Chargers.Eddy JensenLast Week 11-5Season 28-20Ravens over SteelersJets over DolphinsFalcons over TexansBills over NYGiantsBears over RaidersBengals over ChiefsColts over JaguarsPanthers over Tampa BayRedskins over EaglesBronocos over VikingsRams over CardinalsPackers over 49ersCowboys over SaintsSeahawks over LionsChargers 33 Browns 24 – Phillip Rivers could outscore the Browns himself by halftimeSteve DimatteoLast Week 12-4Season 24-24Ravens over SteelersJets over MiamiAtlanta over HoustonBuffalo over GiantsOakland over ChicagoCinci over Kansas CityIndy over JacksonvilleCarolina over Tampa BayPhilly over WashingtonMinnesota over DenverArizona over St. LouisGreen Bay over 49ersNew Orleans over DallasSeattle over DetroitSan Diego over ClevelandAdrienne GoehlerLast Week 12-4Season 31-17BAL over PITNYJ over MIAIND over JAXBUF over NYGCAR over TBPHI over WASOAK over CHIATL over HOUKC over CINGB over SFARI over STLDEN over MINDAL over NOSEA over DETSD over CLE 27-17 – Unless the Browns can get their defense together, it’ll be another L in the books for the Brown and Orange. It was a grueling process to try to move the ball offensively last week, and I don’t see it changing much this Sunday.Spencer DaviesLast Week 14-2Season 29-19BAL > PITNYJ > MIAATL > HOUBUF > NYGOAK > CHIKC > CINJAX > INDCAR > TBPHI > WASARI > STLDEN > MINGB > SFDAL > NOSEA > DETBrowns 17 Chargers 13 – This is how it goes in Cleveland. One week, they’re the bottom feeder of the NFL. The next, they actually resemble a professional football team.Rookie Melvin Gordon III still goes for about 100 yards and a score, but the Browns remain stout in holding Phillip Rivers in check with no touchdown passes and two interceptions.As he did in week two, Isaiah Crowell bounces back with 75 yards or so on 12 carries–but as I mis-predicted last week, I’m going with rookie back Duke Johnson getting into the end zone for his first NFL touchdown.Also, for Cleveland’s other touchdown: expect a Josh McCown-Brian Hartline hookup in the red zone, just like we saw in the preseason.Vince MillerLast Week 10-6Season 29-19Jets over DolphinsFalcons over TexansBills over GiantsRaiders over BearsBengals over ChiefsColts over JaguarsPanthers over BucsEagles over RedskinsVikings over BroncosCardinals over RamsPackers over 49ersCowboys over SaintsSeahawks over LionsChargers 31 Browns 17 – The Browns will be worried about what the in-flight movie will be well before the start of the 4th quarter this week in San Diego. However, if the Browns would like to stay relevant in this game the secondary needs to step up. Getting torched by the young nucleus being set in Oakland last week has to be a wake-up call to this defense. If not — look for Philip Rivers to command the field and allow Melvin Gordon to have his first break-out game of his rookie season.Mike PerryLast Week 10-6Season 10-6Steelers over RavensJets over DolphinsColts over JaguarsBills over GiantsPanthers over BuccaneersRedskins over EaglesBears over RaidersFalcons over TexansBengals over ChiefsPackers over 49ersCardinals over RamsBroncos over VikingsCowboys over SaintsSeahawks over LionsChargers 34 over Browns 6 – As long as Josh McCown is the starting quarterback the Browns will not lose another game. Head coach Mike Petine blew it when he went back to the career journeyman over Johnny Manziel who was A – coming off a win and B – playing well. Don’t just believe me, Mike Evans, who played with Manziel in college and McCown in the NFL, summed it up best: “I think the world of Josh, but as far as a starting job goes now, Manziel just came off a win. You know, the city’s buzzing about him. Everybody’s buzzing about him, won at home. I don’t know, man. I think they probably should have gave him one more chance [to start]. I mean, he won.”I have given Pettine the benefit of the doubt until now…at this point he can follow Ray Farmer and his 36 year-old quarterback out of town for all I care. The decision not to start Manziel robbed the team of whatever momentum it had and made the team’s veterans wonder if their coach knows what he is doing. You will get the company line in press conference situations, but I guarantee you the majority of players on the roster DID NOT agree with the decision to start McCown against the Raiders. Is Manziel the long-term answer? No one knows. What we do know is that McCown isn’t. Brandon UrasekLast Week 13-3Season 13-3BAL over PITMIA over NYJHOU over ATLBUF over NYGOAK over CHICIN over KCIND over JACPHI over WASCAR over TBDEN over MINGB over SFARI over STLDAL over NOSEA over DETSan Diego 23 Cleveland 20 – The Chargers have had their fair share of struggles this year as well as the Browns. I think this game will be closer than most people think and could be a breakout game for Melvin Gordon.Dan GillesLast Week 11-5Season 11-5Baltimore over PittsburghJets over MiamiCarolina over Tampa BayAtlanta over HoustonIndianapolis over JacksonvilleCincinnati over Kansas CityGiants over BuffaloOakland over ChicagoPhiladelphia over WashingtonGreen Bay over San FranciscoDenver over MinnesotaArizona over St. LouisNew Orleans over DallasSeattle over DetroitSan Diego 28, Cleveland 14 – If Joe Haden plays as poorly as he has in the past three weeks, Phillip Rivers will throw for 3 touchdowns. The Chargers have offensive weapons and the Browns defense can’t stop the run or pressure the quarterback. I’m not optimistic.Matt MedleyLast Week 13-3Season 13-3Ravens over SteelersDolphins over JetsColts over JaguarsBills over GiantsPanthers over BucsEagles over RedskinsBears over RaidersFalcons over TexansChiefs over BengalsPackers over 49ersCardinals over RamsBroncos over VikingsCowboys over SaintsSeahawks over LionsBrowns over Chargers – Last week’s wake up call reinvigorates Cleveland’s defense letting them know they can’t afford to sleep walk for one minute, regardless of the opponent. Browns offense builds off of a strong finish to week 3 and salvage the season with a 24-17 win at San Diego.last_img read more

Cavs Guard J.R. Smith Won’t Face Disciplinary Action for Saturday Shouting Match with Heat

first_img Related TopicsCavsDion WaitersHeatJ.R. SmithKyrie IrvingLebron JamesNBA Matt Loede The Cavs are expecting J.R. Smith back any day now, and while that is good news, today reports say he won’t face any disciplinary action for the end of the game shouting match with Dion Waiters and the Heat Saturday night.Smith got into and argument with several Heat players in the final seconds of the Cavs blowout loss in South Beach in a game which saw both LeBron James and Kyrie Irving not play.ESPN reports that the Cavs will not fine Smith as well, this after getting into a shouting match with Rodney McGruder and former Cavalier Waiters in the final seconds of the 120-92 loss. It appeared that Smith was not happy with a dunk in the final minute by McGruder over Channing Frye where the Heat guard seemed to push Frye in the back. That’s when the shouting began.Smith has been out after surgery on his thumb, but he has been taking the floor in practice and it appears should be returning any day now.Reports by ESPN state he’s having the injured hand evaluated today, but even if cleared won’t go tonight in the rematch at home against the Heat. center_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

UWF Stars in GSC Fall All-Academic Teams

first_imgUWF Stars in GSC Fall All-Academic Teams Share BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of West Florida placed seven student-athletes on the Gulf South Conference 2008 Fall All-Academic teams, it was announced on Tuesday.  The UWF women’s soccer team led the way with four selections, while men’s cross country, men’s soccer, and volleyball each had one honoree.Sheka Codner (Dover, Del./Ceaser Rodney HS) and Courtney Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS) of the Argonauts women’s soccer team each earned their second selection to the GSC All-Academic Team. Jones led all Argonaut selections with her 3.83 GPA, followed by Codner’s 3.64 GPA.  First time selections include midfielder Marcela Franco (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Visconde de Porto Seguro) and defender Kaley Morris (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS).  All-GSC first team selection Rafael Segal (Rishon Lezion, Israel/Mercer County CC) represented the men’s soccer team with his 3.33 GPA in International Relations.Sophomore Andrew Maedel (Orange Park, Fla./Ridgeview HS) earned the selection for the men’s cross country team, sporting a 3.52 GPA in Business Administration.  Maedel was the top UWF runner at three different meets in the 2008 season, including a 23rd place finish at the GSC Championships, leading the Argos to a 5th place team finish.  The sophomore was one of two underclassmen selected to the All-Academic Team for men’s cross country.Senior Jerica Carter (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville HS) of the UWF volleyball team rounds out her four year career at West Florida with a GSC All-Academic Team selection, representing the East Division. Carter, an Elementary Education major, holds a 3.70 GPA after playing a vital role in the success of West Florida volleyball. The defensive specialist holds both the single-season (569) and career (1,706) records in digs.  This season, Carter was again the team’s dig leader, tallying 415 over the course 39 matches. She also provided consistency through her serving game, serving for as many as 14 consecutive points in a single set.  This accolade marks Carter’s first time on the All-Academic Team.The GSC Fall Academic Honor Roll was also announced, with 36 total UWF student-athletes making the grade.  Women’s soccer had 14 honor roll members, followed by volleyball with nine, men’s soccer with six, women’s cross country with four, and men’s cross country with three.  To qualify for the honor roll, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and must compete as a member of the team.Academic All-GSC Teams are selected by the Gulf South Conference Sports Information Directors (SIDs) and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FARs) in a joint vote. Nominees must have an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.20 or better on a 4.00 scale for their entire academic career and may not be freshmen or first-semester or quarter transfers. The student-athlete must be a significant contributor to the squad. Other factors include leadership, community service and extra-curricular activities. SIDs and FARs are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. The number of student-athletes selected in each sport is determined by the number of positions normally involved in the playing of that sport. Ties are not broken.GSC Fall All-Academic TeamsGSC Fall Academic Honor RollUWF Honor Roll MembersName, School YR GPA MajorMen’s Cross Country:Tyler Bowman, West Florida FR 3.54 Computer EngineeringAndrew Maedel, West Florida SO 3.52 Business AdministrationPeter Orgass, West Florida FR 3.08 Athletic TrainingWomen’s Cross Country:Shannon McDougall, West Florida SR 3.88 Comprehensive MarketingStacy Paton, West Florida FR 3.83 Criminal JusticeTaryn Pomerantz, West Florida FR 3.60 ArtRobin Thompson, West Florida FR 3.33 UndecidedMen’s Soccer:Curtis Brashear, West Florida SO 3.33 UndecidedDavid McNally, West Florida SO 3.02 Engineering PhysicsKian Mikhchi, West Florida FR 3.18 BusinessRafael Segal, West Florida SR 3.33 International RelationsMarquel Waldron, West Florida FR 3.15 AccountingPaul Willoughby, West Florida FR 3.75 Pre-MedWomen’s Soccer:Connie Boisseau, West Florida FR 3.43 UndecidedLauren Byrd, West Florida FR 3.71 Athletic TrainingSheka Codner, West Florida SR 3.64 Hospitality ManagementTori Fish, West Florida FR 3.18 UndecidedMarcela Franco, West Florida JR 3.59 Business FinanceCourtney Jones, West Florida JR 3.83 Athletic TrainingCourtney Kolloff, West Florida FR 3.00 UndecidedKristina Menendez, West Florida FR 3.77 UndecidedKaley Morris, West Florida JR 3.46 Pre-MedTaylor Murphy, West Florida JR 3.75 UndecidedNaila Owens, West Florida JR 3.24 PsychologyNoelle Robles, West Florida FR 3.70 UndecidedCholena Russo, West Florida FR 3.61 UndecidedJordan Stone, West Florida FR 3.43 Elementary EducationVolleyball:Valissia Brathwaite, West Florida JR 3.53 Physical EducationJerica Carter, West Florida SR 3.70 Elementary EducationPatricia Gandolfo, West Florida JR 3.10 AdvertisingMadeline Gonzalez, West Florida SR 3.16 Pre-Professional BiologyJessica Keroack, West Florida JR 3.92 PsychologyCalli Kovel, West Florida SR 3.72 Broadcast JournalismJamie Nichols, West Florida SO 3.50 MarketingMaddie Staub, West Florida FR 3.53 Athletic TrainingChelsea Wilhoite, West Florida SO 3.08 UndecidedPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more