Wonders & blunders

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AAL adds Long Beach call

first_imgThe AAL Pacific Service will now include Long Beach, California as a regular port of call.Austral Asia Line introduced the AAL Pacific Service 18 months ago and a company statement says the extension of the service confirms its commitment to the Asian and North American markets.Three 31,000 dwt multipurpose heavy lift A-Class vessels, with a combined lifting capacity of 700 tonnes, will operate the route on a monthly frequency calling the ports of Nansha, Shanghai, Dalian, Tianjin, Busan, Kobe/Osaka, Yokohama, Long Beach, Everett, Vancouver (US) and Vancouver (CA).www.australasialine.comlast_img read more

Choppers on the move

first_imgThe move – part of a series of deliveries issued by the US military authorities – posed several challenges. The ocean vessel contracted to ship the helicopters arrived three days prior to schedule owing to a cancelled port call, meaning the company was forced to double its workforce to prepare the cargo on time.Moreover, the helicopters’ built-in radiation detectors and height of 30 cm over what was originally specified meant that new permits had to be issued and special escorts secured in order to remove the units from the terminal for onward transport.www.global-shipping.co.uklast_img read more

Barrister permanently banned from public access work

first_imgA public access barrister who was ‘named and shamed’ by the Legal Ombudsman has been suspended from practice for more than two years and permanently banned from carrying out public access work.Tariq Rehman was sanctioned for the second time in two weeks by the Bar Standards Board’s disciplinary tribunal.According to the latest decision, published yesterday, 14 November, Rehman ‘failed to take all reasonable steps to ensure that his chambers were administered competently and efficiently’.It is the third time Rehman, who is head of Kings Court Chambers in Birmingham, has been suspended.He was first suspended for two months in 2015 for failing to pay three barristers for work they had carried out.Earlier this month, he was suspended for the second time and banned from carrying out public access instructions for three years.The latest decision permanently bars him from public access work and places a 27-month ban on practising at the bar. The 27-month ban will take after last month’s 14-month ban meaning he will be banned from the bar for a total of 41 months.He was found guilty of offences including causing or permitting staff of Kings Court Chambers to accept cases in his name under the Public Access Rules by means of a client care letter being sent to the lay client bearing his name.In addition, a complaint made by a lay client in 2012 and by solicitors on their behalf was also dealt with by staff or members of Kings Court Chambers without the lay client being provided with acknowledgement of the complaint.The BSB ruling is open to appeal.In May, the Gazette reported that the High Court had dismissed as ‘totally without merit’ claims by Rehman that sought to overturn charges against him.Rehman sought to overturn several disciplinary tribunal decisions and also lodged two judicial reviews, one which, if granted, would have undermined every finding and determination against him by the disciplinary tribunal.The claim also aimed to set aside every adverse finding made by the tribunal against any barrister, and to have every barrister who has ever been disbarred or suspended restored and paid compensation.The LeO publicly named and shamed Rehman in 2014 because of the number of complaints against him.Sarah Jagger, director of professional conduct at the BSB, said: ‘Barristers, and in particular heads of chambers, have a duty to run their practices efficiently and competently.‘The public is entitled to expect a professional service from a barrister, particularly when they instruct a barrister directly.’last_img read more

DEXIA prepares to host Market Day With a Difference

first_img Sharing is caring! 18 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews DEXIA prepares to host Market Day With a Difference by: – October 18, 2012 Tweet The Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) and the New Roseau Market in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will on Saturday October 27th host the annual Market Day with a Difference.Market Day with a Difference which is annually observed on the last Saturday in October at the Roseau, was designed primarily to highlight the contributions of farmers and vendors to the national development effort.A press release issued by the Agency indicates that a number of government officials including the Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Minister of Trade Dr. Collin McIntyre and Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency Norris Prevost are expected to deliver brief addresses. Cultural performances will also form part of the day’s activity. “Come and join us as we celebrate Market Day with a Difference and Dominica’s 34th Anniversary of Independence under the theme “Partnering For Further Progress and Development””.The official ceremony will begin at 8:00am in the covered section of the Market along Laing Lane. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Madeline Pitt named NSISC women’s swimmer of the week

first_imgMOORHEAD, Minn. – University of West Florida swimming and diving freshman Madeline Pitt earns her first career New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference women’s swimmer of the week honor after helping lead No. 14 West Florida to a 4-0 mark last weekend. Pitt made a big contribution to the UWF’s upset over conference rival and No. 12-ranked Delta State on the road Friday night. She finished second in the 1,000-yard Freestyle with a NCAA B-cut time of 10:30.14. Pitt also finished second in the 200-yard Butterfly (2:10.02) and third in the 500-yard Freestyle (5:12.27). The freshman was also key in the Argonauts’ wins over Birmingham-Southern and Sewanee on Saturday. Pitt finished with a B-cut time (17:37.53) and placed first in the 1,650 Freestyle. Pitt also won the 100 Butterfly (1:01.28) and was on the Argos’ winning team in the 200 Freestyle Relay (1:42.87). The Argos will be back in action at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga. on Friday, Jan. 23 at 4:30 p.m. ET. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Murofushi first in hammer throw

first_imgSTUTTGART, Germany – Reigning Olympic champion Koji Murofushi won the men’s hammer throw on the final day of the World Athletics Final on Sunday.Murofushi took the title with a throw of 81.42 meters. He also claimed the title at the 2002 Grand Prix Final, the predecessor to the World Athletics Final. It was his sixth victory of the season. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

Hamilton wins exciting Hungarian GP

first_imgBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP):Lewis Hamilton overtook Max Verstappen near the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix to earn his 81st Formula One race victory and extend his championship lead.The Mercedes driver is now only 10 wins behind seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher’s record of 91.Mercedes made a strategic gamble with about 20 laps to go to bring Hamilton in for a second tire change, while Red Bull decided to keep Verstappen out on track in the hope he could defend on a difficult track for overtaking.It proved a Mercedes masterstroke.The much quicker tires helped Hamilton swallow up Verstappen’s 20-second lead and he finally got past the Red Bull on lap 67 of 70, having failed to overtake him several times earlier in the race.Sebastian Vettel finished behind Verstappen in third place for Ferrari, ahead of teammate Charles Leclerc and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr.Verstappen held his lead from pole position under pressure from Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas heading into Turn 1. But it was Hamilton who ended on top to clinch a record-extending seventh career win in Hungary, while Verstappen earned a consolation point for the fastest lap.At the start, Hamilton quickly got ahead of Bottas, as they brushed each other and the Finnish driver was then overtaken by both Ferraris on the 4.4-kilometre Hungaroring circuit.Lapping two seconds slower than Vettel by Lap 6, Bottas came in for a front-wing change, following contact with Leclerc’s Ferrari.Bottas also had a near miss when overtaking Lance Stroll, just about avoiding contact with the Racing Point driver.By Lap 24, Verstappen complained of losing tire grip. He came in for a tire change on the next lap, coming out ahead of both Ferraris. POOR PIT STOP Mercedes seemed unsure of when to bring Hamilton in for his tire change, changing their minds on Laps 26 and 27. Eventually, the British driver came in on Lap 32, but a poor pit stop – lasting 4 seconds, compared to 2.6 for Verstappen’s – cost Hamilton momentum.Still, on fresh tires Hamilton soon caught up to Verstappen, forcing the Dutchman to defend his position from the Mercedes driver’s attacks.On Lap 40, Hamilton almost got past Vertappen – first on the inside, then on the outside – but Verstappen kept his cool as Hamilton veered slightly off track, attacking on the outside.Hamilton seemed to be feeling the pressure.“What more can I do?” he asked his team on radio.“Keep the pressure on,” was the blunt reply.“I can’t keep the pressure on,” Hamilton snapped back.In what proved a race-winning move, Hamilton came in for another pit stop on Lap 49 – putting him 20 seconds behind Verstappen but giving him much faster tires than Verstappen for the closing stages.“We should have pitted as well,” Verstappen shouted, as if aware of the denouement.Verstappen’s lead was wilting in the afternoon sun, and with five laps left it was just only three seconds.Minutes later, Hamilton’s Silver Arrow flew past him.After taking the checkered flag, Hamilton was quick to recognise his team was right all along.“Sorry I doubted the strategy,” he said. “Oh man, that feels good. That feels so good.”So will looking at the championship standings.He now leads Bottas by 62 points and Verstappen by 69 with nine races left when the season resumes on September 1 at the Belgian GP.Vettel, a four-time F1 champion, is 96 points behind Hamilton in fourth place and has not won any of the past 20 races.last_img read more