Subscribe Get instant access to must-read content today!To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.Don’t just stay connected, stay at the forefront – join gasworld and become a subscriber to access all of our must-read content online from just $270.
A former barrister of the year who made ‘repeated’ sexual advances to an unnamed woman has been fined.According to an independent disciplinary tribunal John Randall made sexual advances to a woman referred to as ‘Ms X’ by repeatedly touching and stroking her thigh without her consent.The act took place in November 2014 in a bar at Highgate House in Northamptonshire.According to the tribunal, which handed down its ruling on Wednesday, Randall ‘failed to act with integrity’. He was fined £2,000 and reprimanded.Randall was called to the bar in 1978. Last year he was named UK Land and Property Barrister of the Year by a legal publication.
A solicitor who allowed a struck-off colleague to continue representing clients has been suspended from practice for two years.Mahesh Chouhan effectively took over management of Middlesex firm ABM Solicitors & Advocates from the banned Bina Maistry in October 2018, but she continued to deal with the client account and sign the firm’s cheques. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal said it appeared Chouhan found himself in charge of a firm with no real understanding of the role; he was ‘out of his depth’ and not competent to have been in a position to be owner.But this did not excuse his conduct, which caused harm to clients and also to the reputation of the profession, with the result that Chouhan needed to be removed for a period of time but not necessarily struck off. Once his suspension ends, he will not be allowed to practise as a sole practitioner or owner of a firm, be a partner of a firm or hold client money, and any work as a solicitor must be approved by the SRA.The tribunal heard that Chouhan had been admitted as a solicitor in 2011, joined ABM in July 2017 and was senior partner with the firm until it was intervened in by the SRA last September.Maistry had been one of the original partners before she was struck off for misleading the court during a hearing, misleading a solicitor in correspondence and attempting to mislead the SRA. But within a month of her being banned, she appeared for the firm in the West London Family Court on two client matters – both placement orders concerning children. It later emerged that Maistry had been holding herself out as a solicitor using her maiden name and that she attended the firm’s offices most afternoons to see clients, with Chouhan’s decisions having to go through her. For at least nine months after being struck off, she remained the only person in the firm who had the ability to go in to the accounts and sign cheques.Chouhan recognised he should not have allowed Maistry access to the office and took on the position of senior partner without firstly understanding the role. His suspension followed an agreed outcome with the SRA. He will also pay £24,500 costs as a result of this agreement.
NO CLEARER signal could have been given. On November 29 the Swiss population voted by a majority of 63·5% to support a massive investment programme in their rail network. The Bern government now has a mandate to spend SFr30·5bn on rail projects over the next two decades, including the much debated AlpTransit base tunnels. The vote followed the September 27 referendum on levying taxes on transit lorries (RG 11.98 p747), and a positive outcome in the second vote was widely anticipated.With the financing of the base tunnels assured, Swiss Federal Railways was able to authorise its project management company AlpTransit Gotthard AG to proceed with detailed planning and preparations. Tenders have already been called for preparatory works such as access roads and alterations to the track at Amsteg, and tenders for the five main construction contracts for the Gotthard base tunnel will be issued in the second half of this year; the main attack on the rock faces should start in 2000 or early 2001. BLS L
RABAT, MOROCCO – JUNE 25: A man takes a customer’s temperature as he enters a cafe shop after restaurants and cafe shops reopened, which were closed within the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions, after the restrictions were eased in Rabat, Morocco on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) RABAT, MOROCCO – JUNE 25: A man takes a customer’s temperature as he enters a cafe shop after restaurants and cafe shops reopened, which were closed within the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions, after the restrictions were eased in Rabat, Morocco on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)Morocco registered 1,555 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the tally in the North African country since March 2 to 70,160, the health ministry said in a statement.In addition, 37 new deaths were reported, pushing the death toll to 1,329.The total recoveries increased by 1,446 to 53,929 in the last 24 hours, while more than 185 patients are in intensive care units.China has helped Morocco in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.A batch of medical supplies donated by the government of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was transported on June 8 to Casablanca-Settat in Morocco.On May 14, China Development Bank sent a batch of donation, including respirators and medical protective masks, to help Morocco fight the COVID-19 pandemic.China’s Guizhou Province also donated 15,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 medical masks and 2,000 protective suits to help protect Moroccan medical workers fighting the pandemic.Related Morocco’s COVID-19 cases surpass 65,000 Morocco confirms 129 new COVID-19 cases Morocco’s COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000
Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Share LocalNews Use Dominica’s experience as an example by: – June 20, 2018 64 Views one comment Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Dr. Reginald ThomasPermanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Reginald Thomas has urged neighboring islands to use Dominica as an example to implement climate change resilient measures.Addressing a three day Post Disaster Needs Assessment Training Workshop on Monday, 18 June 2018, Dr. Thomas said his Ministry is instructing its staff to help them be prepared in the case of an event.He described the workshop, hosted by the Ministry in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), as timely since the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season commenced on 1 June and it is important that the country can respond “in the shortest possible time” to any climatic event.“We are just beginning the hurricane season so it is indeed a good time, and it is important that we go through this program to ensure that we get the maximum benefits from it,” Dr. Thomas stated.He noted that in the face of disasters, time is of the essence hence the ability to respond in an effective manner is critical to building resilience and rebounding quickly.“For those of us from the neighboring islands who were spared from Maria, we want for you to go back and put the necessary systems in your country, in the event that you are faced with something similar, so that you can respond and respond in the shortest time,” Dr. Thomas added.
Japan Volleyball League Organization chief Kenji Shimaoka (left) and vice president Naoji Sato attend a news conference on Tuesday. | KYODO Japan Volleyball League Organization, Kenji Shimaoka GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 The Japan Volleyball League Organization announced Tuesday its plan to set up a new “Super League” aimed at professionalizing the sport starting in the fall of 2018.The group, which organizes the top-division V. Premier League and the second-tier Challenge League, said it will solicit teams that want to play in the new league through the end of November and will go ahead with the plan if six or more squads express their intention to take part. RELATED PHOTOS If there are less than six that raise their hand, the organization will forego the scheme. The current Premier and Challenge leagues, largely made up of corporate teams, will remain intact regardless of what happens with the plan.“We’d like to break away from the format of mainly corporate teams playing like as if they are engaged in club activities and create something different that involves local communities,” Kenji Shimaoka, head of the organization, told a news conference in Tokyo.To join the new league, the team’s parent organization needs to be an independent corporation for volleyball. The volleyball league organization is aiming to have players be employed as professionals, but no regulations are set for the present time.Matches will be held on a home-and-away basis, with home teams organizing the events and earning income from admission fees. Those participating in the new league would be asked to use the name of the host local government in their team names and have the option of adding corporate names as well.Japan used to have dominant national men’s and women’s volleyball teams that won the gold medal at the Olympic Games and world championships decades ago, but the best finish since the launch of the current league in 1994 was bronze for the women’s team at both the 2010 worlds and 2012 London Olympics.The women’s squad finished fifth at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last month, while the men’s team missed the Summer Games for the second time in a row.“League play is partially responsible for our national team not being able to keep up with the world,” Shimaoka said. “We want to make a drastic change of direction, and would love teams that empathize with our cause and aspiration to join.” KEYWORDS
The Austrian-born defender opened the scoring in their 2-0 win over Yeovil Town at Whaddon Road.Plavotic joined the Robins on loan on transfer deadline day and has made two appearances to date.The 19-year-old is contracted to City until 2019, having put pen to a paper on a contract after a lengthy trial.
BY KEVIN TEME Despite all odds, the Papua New Guinea Men’s under 18 soccer team held off Estonia FC from UEFA before going down in a heart breaking 5-4 penalty shoot out during their second match at the Oceania Confederation Youth Development tournament in Vanuatu. Assistant coach Erickson Komeng said the PNG boys stuck to the game plan and held off their European opponent to extra time when Estonia scored to level the score at 1-all on full time. “ Our only goal came from Solomon Rani and we held Estonia off in most of the playing time but didn’t managed that until the last dying minutes in the extra time that they scored to draw the match at ordinary time,” Komeng said. Komeng said Estonia, is a football team from UEFA from Europe but they gave them a good run before losing 5-4 in the penalty shoot out. “I think they underestimated us. Our boys followed the game plan well despite the high pressure and discipline. Our goal scored by Rani is from high pressure and Estonia’s goal keeper made a silly mistake that we scored. Our game plan again was spot on,” a proud Komeng said. Komeng said by looking at this game, Estonia underestimated his boys and PNG shot the opening goal through Solomon Rani to lead 1-0. However Estonia equalized just on full time and went into penalty shoot out were PNG goalie Adrian Redenut did his best to but fell shot going down 5-4. Meanwhile the PNG U18 boys face off with host country, Vanuatu this Saturday at 2pm. Komeng in responding to various questions said: “We won’t change anything because we have been training and we expecting the boys to do same thing.” “We might change or rotate some players because we have some injuries in the team but we will see how we can go on from here on,” Komeng said. Some of the boys that stood out for PNG are Jason Wadunah, Joshua Urro, Joseph Ealedona, Solomon Rani, Butler Hosea and Moses Joe.
Suspended Vanderbilt baseball player Xavier Turner remains on the roster, but coach Tim Corbin said he will not practice this fall.Corbin said Turner remains under NCAA suspension – which began during the Commodores’ national title run in the College World Series in June – and there is no timetable for an update to his status.Turner, a junior third baseman, remains enrolled at Vanderbilt and on the team roster. Since the NCAA suspension refers to regular-season games, Turner is eligible to practice when the team begins fall ball on Monday. However, Corbin said he has decided to keep him inactive.“He is not with us right now. Academically, he is staying in school and moving forward in that way,” Corbin said. “I have given him opportunities to transfer, but he does not want to transfer. He wants to stay in school (at Vanderbilt). He is on the roster, but I have not made him active.”RELATED: Vanderbilt 2015 baseball schedule releasedRELATED: Vandy’s Top 10 College World Series playsTurner hit .284 in 64 games for Vanderbilt last season before the NCAA declared him ineligible during the College World Series. He will likely be drafted in 2015.Corbin said it is his choice that Turner is not taking part in team activities in the fall.“We could do whatever we want with him. He could be practicing and active, but I have him doing everything but baseball,” Corbin said. “He does weights on his own. He is with an (athletic) academic advisor, and I have him synced up in a lot of things. So I am an active participant in his growth, but not in his swing. He is still out, and we’ll just wait for an update from the NCAA.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. Vanderbilt players celebrate a 3-2 win over Virginia at the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Benfica.The midfielder has agreed a five-and-a-half-year contract and returns to the club for a fee of around £21m.Serbian Matic, 25, left as part of the deal that took David Luiz to Stamford Bridge from Benfica in January 2011.AdChoices广告“I am very happy for this opportunity to be back at this club,” he said.“I feel very good because of that and just want to say I will give my best to help the team and make the Chelsea fans happy.”Manager Jose Mourinho said: “I am very pleased that Nemanja is returning to Chelsea. “He has grown as a player in Portugal and has become a fantastic all-round midfielder. “I am sure he will become a very important member of the squad and help us to achieve our ambitions.”Matic will wear Chelsea’s number 21 shirt. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Benitez considers move to sign Essien
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – The start of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament has been postponed until April 15 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said today. It had been scheduled to begin on March 29.The Indian government said late on Wednesday it would cancel almost all visas issued for travel to India until April 15 to try to prevent the spread of the virus, and the country’s sports secretary said on Thursday the national cricket team’s coming matches should be played in empty stadiums.“The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to suspend IPL 2020 till 15th April 2020, as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation,” the board said in a statement. “The BCCI is concerned and sensitive about all its stakeholders, and public health in general, and it is taking all necessary steps to ensure that, all people related to IPL including fans have a safe cricketing experience.”More than 134,500 people have been infected globally and more than 4,900 have died because of the flu-like virus, according to a Reuters tally of government announcements. Sport events have been either cancelled or postponed globally in recent weeks.India’s national cricket team is locked in a three-match one-day international series against South Africa, the first of which was washed out due to rain in the northern Indian city of Dharamsala on Thursday. The BCCI said the remaining two matches – at Lucknow and Kolkata – would be played without the presence of crowd.The 13th season of the eight-team IPL had been scheduled to start with a match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.The cash-rich IPL, featuring celebrity owners and top business houses, draws the world’s top cricketers. As per the previous schedule, the franchise-based competition was set to run for seven weeks with the final on May 17. The IPL’s brand value has soared over the years since its 2008 launch and grew to an estimated $6.8 billion in 2019, according to New York-based corporate finance advisory firm Duff & Phelps.
Villarreal CF entered esports in October 2016 by the means of FIFA, but now the sports club is planning on digging its heels a little further into the industry.On July 26th, the Spanish club announced its intentions to “expand and reinforce its image” within esports by working with Esportia, a company that specialises in marketing and management within the esports industry.While details for this planned expansion are slim, Villarreal CF did reveal that it’s looking to expand into popular esports titles such as the likes of League of Legends, Clash Royale (which has its own league on the way), and Rocket League. The club also plans to remain competing in the FIFA space.Villarreal CF’s entry into the industry came when it formed the Virtual Football Organisation (VFO) with several other La Liga teams, including Sevilla Fútbol Club, Real Aviles C.F., Real Sociedad, Real Zaragoza, and Real Sporting de Gijón. This competition was rather different as it was played with 22 players competing across two teams – each controlling a single player in the game – instead of being a one-versus-one with each competitor controlling an entire team.Villarreal CF wouldn’t be the first sports club to enter a top tier title such as League of Legends – clubs such as FC Schalke 04, Paris Saint-Germain, Beşiktaş J.K., Santos FC, and Saski Baskonia all either compete, or have competed, in that particular title.Esports Insider says: Villarreal further committing to the industry proves that it thinks there’s potential in esports, so this is a positive sign. Perhaps the biggest question at this time is if the club’s looking to become a part of the soon-to-be-franchised EU LCS or not.Sign up to our newsletter!
North American organisation 100 Thieves has expanded its sponsorship deal with frozen pizza brand Totino’s to cover its Fortnite team.The sponsorship includes a living and training facility named the ‘Totino’s World Cup House’ and a 10-week content series, ‘Loot’.Logo credits: 100 Thieves & Totino’sThe Totino’s World Cup House will act as the home of three Fortnite players that represent the organisation, with the aforementioned content series focusing on how the Battle Royale title has changed their lives. This move coincides with the lead up to Epic Games’ Fortnite World Cup, which will boast a $30 million (£23 million) prize pool.Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, Founder and CEO of 100 Thieves commented in a release: “Totino’s has been an incredible partner for our Call of Duty team and  docuseries, so we couldn’t be happier that the company is now a presenting sponsor of our Fortnite team as well. The Atlanta house will allow our professional players to practice the same way they’ll compete, and the Loot series will give our fans a closer look at their journeys to success. We’re stoked – we can’t wait for what’s next for our Fortnite team.”100 Thieves welcomed Totino’s as the founding partner of its Call of Duty team and launched a docuseries focusing on the squad called  in February. The frozen pizza brand also sponsors the Pittsburgh Knights.100 Thieves is also partnered with Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans, Red Bull, Razer, StockX, and Cleveland Cavaliers.Esports Insider says: Totino’s appears to be happy with the response to its sponsorship of 100 Thieves’ Call of Duty team, which is always a nice sign. The Fortnite World Cup will distribute an eye-watering amount of money so documenting the process of attempting to qualify for – and win – the event could make for some compelling content.Subscribe to ESI on YouTube
Upd. at 15:52 08/10/2015 Klopp has agreed a three-year deal and will be looking at well over €5million a season. Jurgen Klopp is Liverpool’s new manager. CEST The former Borussia Dortmund boss left the German side at the end of last season and after Brendan Rodgers was sacked, has taken the chance to move to Merseyside. Sport EN He is likely to bring assistants Zelkjo Buvac and Peter Krawietz to Liverpool, with Rodgers’ coaches Sean O’Driscoll and Gary McAllister sacked on Thursday. Klopp, 47, will have some time to explore the facilities and get to know the club during the international break, with Liverpool’s next match a trip to Tottenham on October 17.
By ANEEKA SIMONIS EMERALD Primary School students will take part in the annual Human Powered Vehicle challenge with the help…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.