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The truth about Birmingham

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

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Find Hansom and win a Kindle Fire

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Revealed: Slater and Gordon’s UK shakeup plan

first_imgFirst details have emerged of the UK restructuring and office closure programme planned by embattled firm Slater and Gordon.Sources have disclosed that talks have begun on the future of offices in Bristol, Halifax, Newcastle and Liverpool (Waterloo). There are also proposals to close personal injury departments at offices in Birmingham and London.It is unclear how many staff are affected by the potential closures, but existing staff will be given priority when applying for jobs elsewhere in the UK group.Slater and Gordon faced a 31 March deadline for presenting its reorganisation plans to lenders after posting trading losses of nearly £500m last month. It has yet to make any announcement on progress to the Australian Securities Exchange.The new-look business will have three principal divisions: fast-track personal injury claims; serious and specialised personal injury law; and general law. This will result in consolidation in major city centre offices and the closure of some regional offices.The firm will close its Derby office from 30 June, with one staff member accepting a new role in Sheffield.The Sheffield office itself is also subject to consultation over a proposal to stop PI multi-track work at that site.Talks are underway with trade union Unite on plans for the offices acquired along with Walker Smith Way.The Ashton office is likely to close, with PI work stopping at Preston, Wrexham and Chester. The Chester office will be a strategic location for serious and specialist PI and general law.Meanwhile the firm will scale back work on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) after acquiring thousands of such claims through the buy-up of Quindell’s professional services division. NIHL activity will cease at Aldershot from 6 May, while this work will also stop at Blackpool and Liverpool.At Fareham, talks are ongoing with motor claims staff regarding the closure of the operation there.Talks about transferring staff in the costs division based in Cardiff, Manchester and London have started, with a view to their moving to SGSL Compass Costs Solutions.A buyer has been found for the Accident Claims Helpline, with had been threatened with closure and 75 redundancies. This takeover was completed at the end of March.The reorganisation will not affect any current traineeships or any accepted training contract offers for September 2016 and 2017 at Slater and Gordon Lawyers, although the range of seats available may be limited. However, current and future trainees with Slater and Gordon Solutions could be affected, subject to consultation.Two key figures in the UK business are to return to Australia, including Cath Evans, chief executive of personal injury law. Head of HR Rachael Kelly will leave on 15 April to return to the Australian business.Slater and Gordon declined to comment on specific details of the restructuring.last_img read more

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Christopher Martin’s back with new single “Come Back”

first_imgReggae singer Christopher Martin is back with a new single and video.“Come Back,” by Martin, was produced and written by Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown with and is the first single off his upcoming album on VP records, set to be released later this summer.“Come Back” is about a love torn apart and the quest to get that love back. The singer explores the cusp of many genres as the song is laced with pop, R&B and soft rock influences without sacrificing his traditional reggae/dancehall sound. Passionately powerful, the track is the perfect addition to Martin’s impressive catalog of music, including hits “Cheater’s Prayer,” “I’m a Big Deal,” “Under the Influence” and “Magic,” off his 2017 debut album, “Big Deal.”last_img read more

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Six to vie for Madam Wob Dwiyet USA Pageant

first_img Share EntertainmentLocalNews Six to vie for Madam Wob Dwiyet USA Pageant by: – October 15, 2013 Sharing is caring! 356 Views   5 comments Tweetcenter_img Share Share The contestants of the 2013 Madam Wob Dwiyet USA PageantSix women of Dominican parentage will vie for the title of Madam Wob Dwiyet USA on October 19.The show organized by the Dominica Emerald Organisation of New Jersey is currently in its eleventh year.These ladies include Sherma George, Shenell Edmond, Samirah Joseph, Tameka Tyson, Tifannie Sergeant and Mandisa John.Sherma George representing SalisburySherma George residing Houston, Texas will be representing Salisbury. She moved to the United States with her family in 2001 at the age of six. Currently a full time Physical Therapy student at the LoneStar College in Texas, she participated in the Know Your Culture dance group where she was afforded the opportunity to teach others about Dominica’s culture by performing rational folk dances and more.Shenell Edmonds representing RoseauNineteen year old Shenell Edmonds who was born and raised in Hamden, Connecticut is of Dominican parentage through her mother. The Roseau representative in the pageant is currently a college sophomore and is said to love all things Dominican and Caribbean flavoured by extension.She and her family are major supporters of the various Dominican organisations in the Tri-State area and her life’s mission is to bring continued awareness to Dominica and its unique culture.She is also a young actress who was nominated in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series for her work on “One Life to Live” (ABC) as well as the 44th NAACP Image Awards.Samirah Joseph representing RoseauAlso representing Roseau is Samirah Joseph from Morne Bruce currently residing in the US. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Monroe College in 2012 and is currently employed as a legal assistant at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC in Boston. She is keen to further her studies in Criminal Investigations. Miss Joseph is the former Miss Teen Dominica 2006, former Miss Monroe 2011 and currently holds the title of Miss Caribbean USA Boston 2013.Petite Savanne representative Tameka TysonTameka Tyson who is currently pursuing studies in Sociology and Criminal Justice with plans of later attending law school will represent Petite Savanne. She is a former student of the St Martin’s Primary and the Dominica Grammar School.She represented Dominica at the September 11 commemoration ceremonies and has volunteered for various citizenship programs. All that Dominica has to offer she is said to embrace and her philosophy is “balance is the key to happiness”.Tiffany Sergeant representing WesleyRepresenting Wesley at this year’s pageant is Tifannie Sergeant, a twenty-five year old Quality Assurance Coordinator at United Airlines. She migrated to the US upon completing St Andrews High School and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences in 2010.She is actively involved in several charitable organizations such as ‘Project Book Bag’ and ‘The North East USA Wesley Committee’.  Her participation in this year’s pageant according to her is in dedication to the memory of her grandparents Nona and Hector Telemaque of Wesley.Mandisa John representing St JosephAmerican born of Dominican parentage Mandisa John age 25 is representing the village of St Joseph at the pageant.She currently has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Sociology and has recently returned to pursue a Master’s degree in Education.She currently works for a charter school system where she supports academics in 15 schools as well as coaches the middle and high school girls’ basketball team. She has visited the island spending summers here and has attended Wob Dwiyet shows and other Dominican functions.The show will take place at the Italian American Hall at 1976 Valley Avenue Scotch Plains, New Jersey at 4pm.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Wesley man charged with murder

first_img Share 719 Views   no discussions LocalNews Wesley man charged with murder by: – January 7, 2019 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Police has confirmed that one man of Wesley has been charged with murder.In a report to the media Police Public Relations Officer Inspector, Simon Edwards stated that Glentis Baptiste, an 18 year old from Wesley has been charged with murder.  He is alleged to have murdered his uncle Palma Phillip Belsougie.  Mr. Belsougie was aged 54 years old and also of a resident of Wesley.According to Inspector Edwards the deceased was struck with a concrete block on 21st December, 2018 by the accused. This incident is also alleged to have taken place in Wesley.Belsougie was a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital until he succumbed to his death on Wednesday 2nd January, 2019.Baptiste will appear in court on Monday 7th January, 2019.last_img read more

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Gate Guide – Zebre Rugby

first_imgHere’s your easy guide for what to expect, if you’re heading to BS3.ORDER OF EVENTS10:00am – Coffee Shop & Bristol Sport store open10:00am – Matchday ticket office open (Phonelines open between 10am – 1pm)11:00am – Sports Bar Open12:00pm – Fan Village Open1:30pm – Turnstiles open2:30pm – Team announcements3:00pm – Kick-off5.30pm – Post match Q&A in clubhouseSTADIUMThe Dolman Stand, Lansdown Stand lower tier and South Stand are open for the game. The Atyeo and upper Lansdown stands are both closed.TICKETSTickets are still available for the match online, with pay on the day also available.Bristol Sport Ticketing phone lines will be open from 10am – 1pm on matchday.BUY TICKETSPROGRAMMESBristol Bears interactive matchday programmes, which can be activated using the official club mobile app, are available from each of the concession stands inside the stadium.FOOD & DRINKSupporters can enjoy a revamped matchday experience at Ashton Gate this season, with a number of new additions to the stadium’s offering.Bars outside in fan village, plus beer caddiesNew food and beverage offerings in concourseLive bands pre and post-gameLaunch of new branded sports bar and clubhouseTwo pint plastic cups return to Ashton GateFind out more about our revamped matchday experience by clicking here.FAN VILLAGEThe Ashton Gate Fan Village opens at 12pm and fans will see the band The Man From Funkle live between 1:45pm – 2:45pm as well as being able to experience a variety of food and drinks from concessions.Toilets for the fan village are situated in the South Stand.CLUBHOUSE AND NEWLY BRANDED SPORTS BARThe clubhouse and newly branded sports bar will be open for supporters after full-time, with live music from Jonny Edgar and Q&As with players and coaches.REWARDSThe Bristol Sport Rewards scheme, delivering Rewards cash to be redeemed across merchandise at the stadium, is set to be rolled out ahead of the 2018/19 season.Rewards will be available to Season Card holders, Members and annual hospitality holders, offering Rewards cash to supporters, which can be spent exclusively on merchandise both online and in the Bristol Sport Store.Supporters can earn between 2% and 5% Rewards cash for each additional home game ticket purchased, as well as for any merchandise bought online or in store (10% Rewards cash for season card holders and 5% for members).Ashton Gate discounts for Season Card holders (10%) and Members (5%) remain in place in the concourses and concessions, but don’t forget, season and membership cards will need to be scanned at point of sale in order to claim the discount.GETTING HERESupporters are urged to get to the Gate early, and information regarding travel can be found here.last_img read more

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Six UK basketball recruits to play on TV tonight

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. – The big question for Kentucky basketball, after seven underclassmen declared for the NBA draft last week, is what next season’s Wildcats will look like. The Jordan Brand Classic might provide a few clues on Friday night.Seven UK recruits – three signees and four five-star targets – will participate in the last of the major high school all-star games, which is set for 8 p.m. in Brooklyn, N.Y. (TV: ESPN2). Future Cats Skal Labissiere, Isaiah Briscoe and Charles Matthews will play together on the East team, which also includes uncommitted forwards Jaylen Brown and Cheick Diallo.The West squad features guard Malik Newman, who is also undecided. Kentucky coach John Calipari, suddenly with several open roster spots, is in hot pursuit of Brown, Diallo and Newman, all four of whom are top-10 overall prospects nationally.Jordan games to have 4 UK, 3 U of L signeesHe has to hope his three signees are doing some recruiting themselves this week, because while the Cats already have a strong class – Labissiere (6-foot-11) is rated the nation’s top center, Briscoe (6-3) the No. 3 shooting guard and Matthews (6-5) a top-75 overall prospect – there is an unusual level of uncertainty about how Calipari will fill it out.“In the past, you’d expect Kentucky to reel in some guys in the spring, and they still might, but this group of kids is different,” said Evan Daniels, national recruiting analyst for Scout.com. “All along, there hasn’t really been a player that you look at and say, ‘Hey, he’s definitely going to Kentucky.’ Usually there is.Five-stars Labissiere, Briscoe pick Kentucky“I suspect they’ll get one of those guys. I think they’ll get at least one, just based on history. But picking out which of these guys they’re going to get, that’s the hard part.”Here’s the good news for fretting fans: What the Wildcats already have is plenty impressive. Labissiere’s star is on the rise after a breakout performance at the Nike Hoop Summit last week, after which DraftExpress.com moved him up to its projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.Daniels said Labissiere also could move up to the No. 1 spot in the 2015 recruiting class when Scout updates its rankings.“I started seeing it coming in December. I think the reason (other) people are so excited now is because he has so much potential on the offensive end,” Daniels said. “He has the measurables – 6-11, long arms, mobile, good feet, great hands, great touch – and he can score the ball in so many ways. At Nike Hoop Summit, he was doing it by making jump shots, but he was also doing it with hooks with each hand. And he’s becoming a pretty good shot blocker. So this is a big-time prospect.”Play 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: 2020-09-19:2304d130e6ccb0c4f3ebb9e4 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-35479-3930403445001 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.That talent will be on full display alongside two – and maybe more – future UK teammates Friday night. Cats fans “should be very excited,” regardless who else Calipari lands, Daniels said.“You’ve got three really good pieces,” he said, “and they’re not done. So, yeah, they should be excited.”For Louisville fans, Cardinals signee Donovan Mitchell will be playing earlier Friday in the Jordan Brand Regional Game, which features other top players from the Northeast. Also, Louisville women’s signees Asia Durr, Taja Cole and Brianna Jones and UK signee Taylor Murray will be in the Jordan girls’ game.Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ2015 JORDAN BRAND CLASSICWhen: 8 p.m.Where: Barclays Center, BrooklynTV: ESPN2UK RECRUITS IN THE GAME* Scout.com overall national ranking in parenthesesEast TeamSkal Labissiere, 6-10, C, Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Kentucky commit (No. 3)Isaiah Briscoe, 6-3, G, Union, N.J. – Kentucky commit (No. 18)Charles Matthews, 6-5, G, Chicago, Ill. – Kentucky commit (No. 65)Jaylen Brown, 6-7, F, Alpharetta, Ga. – Kentucky target (No. 1)Cheick Diallo, 6-9, F, Bamako, Mali – Kentucky target (No. 10)West TeamMalik Newman, 6-4, G, Jackson, Miss. – Kentucky target (No. 8)Stephen Zimmerman, 7-0, C, Las Vegas – Kentucky target (No. 9)last_img read more

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Cayetano lauds arrest of 16 quarantine violators in Taguig

first_imgMayor Lino Cayetano has commended the arrest of 16 individuals who violated community quarantine rules in Bgy. Lower Bicutan in Taguig on Sept. 12. Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano (Facebook)The 16 were nabbed while having a drinking session at a birthday celebration and not wearing face masks and not observing social distancing. A netizen sent photos of the drinking session to the Facebook account of the Joint Task Force (JTF) COVID Shield.“The City Government of Taguig  would like to congratulate COVID Shield Task Force Commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar for the arrest by his men, together with the Taguig police led by Col. Celso Rodriguez, of these individuals who were found in violation of  City Ordinance No. 27-89 that prohibits drinking in public places,” Cayetano said. He said the suspects were “later charged with violating Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code for resistance and disobedience to a person in authority.”Eleazar identified the arrested individuals as Michael Quijou, 21; Ralph Cruz, 19; Nichole Cruz, 21; Ian Augala, 21; Christian Pregil, 21; Paul Belarmino, 21; Enen Sison, 21; Jojo Angala, 39; Jackie Bosque, 37; Franz Pascua, 19; Monica Reyes, 19; Kevin John de Guzman, 23; Ivan Pacete, 21; Gabriel Inserto, 21; Mark Anthony Ortigas, 21; and a 17-year old female.“Taguig City will continue to pursue violators of health and safety protocols. The city takes pride in being among the cities with the lowest active Covid-19 cases in Metro Manila. Taguig’s citizens are mostly disciplined and cooperative but like any city, it faces challenges,” according to Cayetano. He said Taguig has activated the Tapang Malasakit Disiplina team composed of 1,000 members to help the police in enforcing “the city’s new normal ordinance that aims to help stop the spread of COVID-19.” Cayetano said “Taguig is among the cities with the lowest active cases in Metro Manila because of its aggressive approach in implementing rules and regulations.”“Although the city’s comprehensive approach is centered on compassion and education, partnering with individuals and institutions to fight the virus, the city continues to vow to pursue cases against individuals and establishments that are not cooperating,” he added.  SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPlast_img read more

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QPR will attack City, says Redknapp

first_imgHarry Redknapp says QPR plan to attack Manchester City at Loftus Road later today. Rangers adopted defensive tactics at Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea but boss Redknapp has hinted that he is ready to restore Bobby Zamora to the starting line-up and play with two up front against the out-of-form champions.He said: “City play an attacking game. They play with two strikers, play an open game and create lots of chances with the players they’ve got.AdChoices广告“But we’re at home and it’s whether you go and fill the midfield and try to be hard to beat, or you have a go. I just feel we’re at home and we’ve got to have a go.“We almost got a point last week at Chelsea. We’ve got to have a go this week and see if we can pull off a big result.”Redknapp has confirmed that Joey Barton, Jordon Mutch and Nedum Onuoha have recovered from hamstring injuries and will be in his squad. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:’Not the worst time’ to play City – RedknappFans ‘can make or break’ team – RedknappRangers trio back for Man City clashHarry denies QPR have sealed Defoe dealDefoe has still got it, insists QPR bosslast_img read more