HLPFI App now available

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Venerable Scottish firm to join Dentons brand

first_imgGlobal firm Dentons is to combine with Glasgow-headquartered firm Maclay Murray & Spens in the latest of a series of Scottish legal brand names to disappear in a merger. Combined, the firm will have around 800 fee earners in the UK, including 200 partners, operating from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes and Watford, Dentons announced today. It will have 8,700 lawyers and professionals globally. Maclay is Scotland’s oldest commercial law firm. It was founded in 1871 and had revenues of £44.8m in the 2015/16 financial year. A previous merger plan, with Addleshaw Goddard, was called off last year. Kenneth Shand, chief executive at Maclay, said: ‘With offices across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific, Dentons will unquestionably be the only significant player in Scotland which is a genuinely global firm.‘We will have a unique ability to offer Scottish businesses with international ambitions access to the largest array of legal talent in the world, and international firms with an interest in Scotland, the resources of one of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking law firms.’Elliot Portnoy, global chief executive at Dentons, added: ‘This combination will significantly enhance our scale and capabilities in the UK. Combining with strong, independent and well-established firms is central to Dentons’ “in and of the community” ethos.’The combination is expected to complete later this year following approval by the partnerships. Upon completion, Maclay will adopt the Dentons brand.The disappearance of the  Maclay Murray & Spens name will follow that of McGrigors, which merged with Pinsent Masons in 2012, and Dundas & Wilson, which was absorbed by London-based CMS Cameron McKenna the following year.last_img read more

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Namibian president condemns anti-black racism in US

first_imgKenyan President Kenyatta signs anti-doping bill Eto’o Honoured for Anti-Racism Stand South Africa’s President condemns recent spate of racismcenter_img FILE PHOTO: Hage Gottfried Geingob, president of Namibia, looks on during a session of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, September 5, 2019. REUTERSNamibian President Hage Geingob on Monday condemned racial discrimination against black people in the United States which has seen protest worldwide for the black-lives-matter movement.The racial protest was sparked by the killing of a black American man George Floyd in the hands of police brutality from a white policeman about two weeks ago.The Namibian President said racism is a cancer that needs to be fought by all people in the world.“We fought against racism in our liberation struggle and as a country we do not in any way support discrimination of people based on their skin color. We stand together with those oppressed,” he said.Geingob said that he is happy that the condemnation of racism worldwide is being driven by all people regardless of color, a move that shows the world does not condone segregation.Relatedlast_img read more

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Two arrested in drug bust

first_img Share LocalNews Two arrested in drug bust by: – April 16, 2014 28 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img The men were on open keel boat named SLICK registration number J7-178-PMHOne Dominican and a Vincentian have been detained as police investigations following a drug bust in Scotts Head continue.According to a report from police public relations officer inspector John Carbon members of the Drug Squad Unit of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force conducted an anti-drug operation in that community about 8AM on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.“During the operation an open keel boat named SLICK registration number J7-178-PMH which was powered by a 75 and 85 horse power engines, 678 pounds of alleged cannabis and 6 pounds of cannabis resin (hashish) was found”. “The drug is estimated at over six hundred and eighty thousand dollars,” Carbon added.The arrested men are being questioned about the drug seizure.  Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Increasing number of medical specialists for Dominica

first_imgLocalNews Increasing number of medical specialists for Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – May 6, 2015 Share 225 Views   one comment Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet (L-R): Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Helen Royer, Chief Medical Officer Dr David Johnson and Minister of Health and the Environment, Dr Kenneth DarrouxDominica is moving forward in increasing the number of specialist medical personnel available, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Helen Royer has revealed.Royer made that announcement in her address at a press conference on Monday 6 May 2015 in which she highlighted recent achievements of the ministry.The lack of relevant specialist personnel has long been viewed as a challenge facing the island’s healthcare system. “Some of our achievements as it relate to post graduate and medical training; we were able to, throughout the last few years, to have sent seven medical doctors to qualify in various specialties”. “Actually, we have had two of them return, we have an Internist who has returned and has been providing significant assistance to the medical wards and Dialysis Unit,” Royer said. Royer added that one of the specialist personnel have returned to the island following training; including one who studied infection epidemiology.“Just [at] the end of April, we had one of the doctors who went to study, she is back and we’re expecting to benefit from her services”. Meanwhile, several other specialists being trained out of state.“We still have the Oncologist in training, another Internist and an orthopedic surgeon. We have been able to send four of this category of nurses to be trained. Two of them have returned. We have also sent three family nurse practitioners [for training] and two of them are back on island.”Royer stated that “significant progress” has been made in the area of policymaking as the framework to deliver quality care is of critical importance. A number of policies are at various stages of development, in pharmaceutical care, dental health, chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) and HIV policy.The Ministry recently launched an infection control manual while a Nutrition Policy has been approved. “We have completed the Nutrition and School Health Policy and we are just waiting to pass it through to Cabinet for approval,” Royer said.last_img read more

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Sagicor South East FC at the top of the points table with a 5-1 score

first_imgThe Dominica Football Association (DFA) continued football matches over the weekend.Sagicor South East FC extended their lead at the top of the points table with a comfortable 5-1 win over Petro Caribe Point Mitchel FC at the Benjamin Park. Devon George registered a hat-trick for South East, with Isia Pascal scoring one.Randolph Peltier scored Point Michel.The match between Belfast Estate Mahaut Soca Strikers and Promex Harlem United ended prematurely in the 71st minute. Scores at the time 2-1 in favor of Mahaut Soca StrikersAnd in the DFA Division One league Exodus FC defeated Bath Estate FC 3-0 at the Newtown Playing field. Aaron Francis scored all three goals.Due to an ugly incident which took place on Saturday which resulted in the match between Promex Harlem United and Belfast Estate Mahaut Soca Strikers being blown off prematurely at the Dublanc playing field.The matches scheduled for the Dublanc playing field and the Benjamin Park for Sunday were called off.The DFA is currently investigating the matter. LocalNewsSports Sagicor South East FC at the top of the points table with a 5-1 score by: – February 19, 2019 239 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Johnny Twitter? Manziel Deletes Account After Twitter Exchange

first_imgSo maybe Johnny Manziel is serious about this comeback.Just a few days after apologizing to his fans, Manziel got into a Twitter dispute with Chris McNeil, the founder of the Cleveland Browns Parade. Manziel once again gave off the wrong look, something he made a daily routine with the Cleveland Browns.Manziel has made news again today with his social media account, or lack thereof.Johnny Football has deleted his Twitter account. This comes after tweeting to President Donald Trump earlier today about not feeding into social media.Is Manziel on the comeback trail? Or is Johnny Football up to his old antics? Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.center_img Related TopicsJohnny Manziellast_img read more

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Splash BOGO incentive pays off

first_imgBy PAMELA CODYSpecial to the PRESSThis year’s Fall Splash Party on SPI, happening as it did on the same weekend as Walk for Women and Sandcastle Days, benefitted from the overlapping festivities. Attendees not only enjoyed the many Splash activities occurring around the Island, they also took advantage of the other scheduled events, with some participating in Sunday’s Walk for Women as well as touring the sand sculpture art on display at Clayton’s Beach Bar.To boost attendance, event organizer Paul Magee, of Global Groove Entertainment, employed some savvy sales strategy to this year’s Splash, selling ‘BOGO’ passes — Buy 1 Get 1 Free— for the 4-day VIP package. “We sold more VIP’s this year than the last 3 years combined,” Magee said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedSplash descends on South Padre IslandBy PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The abbreviation ‘SPI’ took on a new meaning this past weekend – Splash Pride Island – as thousands of LGBT couples, friends and families gathered to celebrate Splash weekend. The annual event is a grand fiesta of diversity and acceptance of the LGBT…October 16, 2015In “News”Over 1,000 expected at Polar Bear DipSpecial to the Parade Expected to make a splash during the normally chilly, although it is forecast to be warmer this year, Polar Bear Dip are over 1,000 folks. That’s right. South Padre Island revelers will welcome 2012 on Sunday, Jan. 1 with the nation’s warmest Polar Bear Dip into…December 28, 2011In “South Padre Parade”SPI PRIDE: Island hold its 1st LGBTQ Parade         By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS   With the mission being to celebrate diversity, equality, and dignity, South Padre Island’s first Pride Parade took place Sunday afternoon.      Texas cities such as Houston, Austin and San Antonio host these events annually, but this was the first…October 18, 2019In “News”last_img read more

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Movie Review: Judy

first_img RelatedMovie Review – HarrietBy David Lee Zamora  Special to the Parade   Harriet is a thrilling and exciting film filled with powerful acting that tells the story of Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) and her journey from slave to one of America’s greatest abolitionists. The film starts by showing Harriet dealing with her struggles…December 13, 2019In “News”‘Craft’ second film in Foreign Film FestivalAt 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, hard on the heels of a stunning political satire from Argentina, the Laguna Madre Foreign Film Festival now brings a highly engaging show, this time from Brazil. Riscado, with the English title of Craft, takes a close look at the trials and tribulations of…January 10, 2013In “South Padre Parade”Movie Review: Where’d You Go, BernadetteBy DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the Parade Where’d You Go, Bernadette, based on the novel by Maria Semple, follows Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett), a famed architect turned stay-at-home mother who finds any human interaction with anybody outside of her family challenging and stressful. All this builds up on the…August 30, 2019In “News” Share By David Lee ZamoraSpecial to the ParadeJudy is a way better Bohemian Rhapsody, a movie that truly makes you feel for Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) and her struggles to make money and to take back custody of her children from her ex-husband. Garland played Dorothy in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and was a singer and dancer. The pressures and environment of early stardom plagued Garland with alcohol and substance abuse and insomnia. Film executives told her she was unattractive and forced her work countless hours without sleep or food.Just to clarify, I’m not saying Bohemian Rhapsody was bad, but that it missed its mark by just focusing on Freddy Mercury and his life while leaving the rest of Queen in the background. Judy, on the other hand, intentionally focuses on one person, and that’s Judy Garland, and because of this singular-focus, the film emphasizes the horrible struggles Garland went through as a child, like film studio staff giving her appetite-suppressing amphetamines in fear of her gaining weight for The Wizard of Oz shoots.This film leaves no doubt that her teen years were hell, and that’s shown through flashbacks throughout the film.One of the great things about this film is the performance of Renee Zellweger. She truly does wear her emotions on her sleeves, making you feel  her fear when she realises that shes going to perform on stage in front of hundreds of people again, or her sadness when she brings up her kids. It’s not just Zellweger: everyone else is great too. Finn Wittrock, who plays Garland’s new husband, Mickey Deans, comes off as a charming man who’s genuinely interested in Garland, but there’s something off about him that’s shown later on. His character is one of my favorites in the film; favorite in the fact that I love to hate him.I had no problem with this film. If I had to think of one, I couldn’t. Well, maybe one little thing: when Garland’s coworkers take her out for a surprise goodbye cake, they all say it looks delicious, but in my opinion, it just looks disgusting. Like a creamy mess of a cake. Yeah, that’s my only problem with the film. Regardless of the cake, the happy ending is good: it makes a good send off to her flawed-but-good, kind-hearted character. This film is a typical musician biopic that tells you about the subject, with a bit of made-up stuff to add to the film. It’s very reminiscent of the film Selena or La Bamba, and if you enjoy these films for their stories and music, then you should try Judy.last_img read more

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Mewahnya Airbus A380, Sampai Punya Dua Lift untuk Manjakan Penumpang

first_imgToilet privat di pesawat A380 milik Emirates. Sumber: The Point Guy Maskapai di seluruh dunia pada umumnya memiliki kecenderungan atau ciri khas masing-masing. Hal itulah yang kemudian dijual dan menjadi senjata andalan mereka dalam menggaet pelanggan. Bahkan, bukan sekedar menggaet pelanggan, melainkan membuat mereka tidak berpindah ke lain hati. Hal itu bisa saja selama keinginan atau konsep interior pesawat didukung oleh pabrikan pesawat.Baca juga: Lebih Elegan dan Nyaman, Qantas Rombak Interior Airbus A380 Besar-BesaranLazimnya, dalam mendesain pesawat, maskapai mengikuti luas dari pesawat itu sendiri. Semakin kecil pesawat, maka ruang kreasi maskapai menjadi lebih sempit. Sebaliknya, semakin besar pesawat, maka ruang kreasi maskapai untuk memanjakan pelanggannya menjadi lebih besar. Seperti pada pesawat Airbus A380, yang notabene saat ini menyandang status sebagai pesawat komersial terbesar di dunia. Seperti dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman simpleflying.com, Selasa, (26/2), sebagai pesawat terbear di dunia yang mampu menampung maksimal 830 penumpang dalam sekali angkut, Airbus A380 bukan hanya sekedar besar melainkan juga memiliki fasilitas ‘wah’ di dalamnya. Tak hanya canggih di ruang navigasinya, melainkan terdapat banyak fitur di dalam kabinnya yang luas. Berbeda dengan pesawat berbadan kecil (narrow body) yang biasa dimiliki maskapai dalam negeri, Airbus A380 memiliki layout kursi yang lebih lebar dan besar dengan interior yang berbeda pula. Interior yang ada juga berbeda-beda di setiap kelasnya, bergantung pada maskapai masing-masing. Selain itu, karena A380 memiliki dua lantai, pesawat superjumbo, dengan mesin Rolls Royce dengan 4 turbin jet dengan kapasitas bahan bakar 320 ribu liter tersebut juga menyediakan fasilitas lift atau elevator. Luar biasa bukan?Tak hanya itu, berbagai fasilitas mewah lainnya juga dijamin bakal memanjakan pelanggan, seperti Lavish Bar yang sangat mewah layaknya hotel, double bed (first class), ada pula revamped suit yang menyediakan satu buah ranjang, sofa dengan sandaran tangan dan kaki yang dijahit oleh pengrajin Italia serta fasilitas TV berukuran 23 inch.Baca juga: Emirates Operasikan A380 dengan Rute Terpendek di Dunia, Jaraknya Setara Jakarta – Pangandaran!Pada kelas first class disediakan pula fasilitas private suite dan shower room. Berbeda dengan lavatory pada pesawat komersil biasa, di sini penumpang bisa menggunakan shower dan berbagai macam fasilitas toilet dengan ukuran yang luas.Satu kelas di bawahnya yakni kelas bisnis pun tak kalah mewahnya dengan first class. Tersedia recycling seat yang bisa direbahkan hingga menjadi kasur untuk ditiduri para penumpang. Fasilitas ini dikhususkan bagi traveler kelas menengah yang menginginkan pengalaman terbang yang menyenangkan. Jadi, bagaimana, berminat untuk mencoba terbang menggunakan pesawat superjumbo terbesar di dunia?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAkibat Virus Corona, Harga Airbus A380 Bekas Turun Drastis19/03/2020In “Destinasi Udara”Efisiensi Biaya Operasional Jadi Alasan Utama Anjloknya Permintaan Terhadap Airbus A38002/11/2017In “Featured”Air Austral Sulap Airbus A380 dengan Konfigurasi Total Kelas Ekonomi17/01/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”last_img read more

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