Right on target: Chickenshed charity shooting event

first_imgStrolling across the Berkshire countryside on an unseasonably warm autumn day, 14 teams took part in the three-hour, 10-stand clay pigeon shoot, hosted by Harvey Soning of James Andrew International and Tony Gibbon of BH2. Well-earned glasses of beer and Champagne followed and after that came lunch, the much-anticipated charity auction – which raised £10,150 – and the prize-giving ceremony.The best individual shooter was Emil Sohrab of James Taylor Group, who achieved an impressive score of 86. Meanwhile, Liz McGovern of James Andrew International picked up the prize for best individual shooter in the women’s category for the second year in a row. Stratstone of Mayfair Defenders nabbed the award for best team. Property Week’s Sitting Ducks… the losing team The winning team: Stratstone of Mayfair DefendersProperty Week’s Sitting Ducks received a cuddly toy as a consolation prize for their incredible effort and not-so-incredible shooting after coming last… again.Thankfully, Chickenshed fared much better, with £55,000 being raised on the day for the charity. Gemma Kirk, head of fundraising at Chickenshed, thanked everyone who supported the event. “The money raised will help disadvantaged young people to gain an accredited degree qualification in inclusive performing arts, a chance that can considerably alter the path of their lives for the better,” she said.last_img read more

People Moves: CBRE, LCP, JLL and more

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ConocoPhillips gains nod for jack-up Maersk Gallant use

first_imgThe Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has granted ConocoPhillips consent to use the Maersk Gallant drilling rig for plugging and abandoning a production well at Eldfisk 2/7 A in southern North Sea.Mærsk Gallant is a jack-up drilling rig, built at Far East Levingston Shipbuilding (FELS) in Singapore in 1993. The rig is operated by Maersk Contractors Norge A/S. It received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in August 2002.The PSA has now granted consent to use Maersk Gallant at Eldfisk in accordance with ConocoPhillips’ application.EldfiskEldfisk is an oilfield that also contains some gas. The field was discovered in 1970, approved for development in 1975 and started production in 1979.Eldfisk is the second largest of four producing fields in the Greater Ekofisk Area and one of the largest on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The field is located in block 2/7, about 16 kilometers south of Ekofisk, not far from the UK and Danish shelves. The water depth in the area is just under 70 meters.[mappress mapid=”1957″]last_img read more

Statutory reform is needed to create a fair judicial process for cohabitants

first_imgOn 9 November the Supreme Court delivered its judgment in Kernott v Jones, a case concerning the property rights of cohabitants. The facts are simple and could apply to many of the estimated five million people who live together (outside of marriage or civil partnership) in this country. The Supreme Court unanimously allowed Ms Jones’ appeal, reinstating the original judgment awarding her 90% of the beneficial interest in the property which had been registered in the parties’ joint names but in respect of which Mr Kernott had made no financial contributions for 12 years after they separated. Lord Walker and Lady Hale, who provided the leading joint judgment, described the appeal as ‘an opportunity to provide some clarification’ in relation to Stack v Dowden [2007]. While it is clear that the justices were focused on the need for clarity in this area of the law, it is questionable whether this judgment has achieved that. This case perhaps illustrates that the only proper route to clarifying the position lies with parliament. Lord Wilson was not the only justice to rebuke parliament for its failure to confer upon the courts limited redistribution powers for cohabiting couples. The justices agreed that where a family home is bought in joint names without any express declaration of trust there is a presumption that the beneficial interests follow the legal interests, such that the parties are entitled to equal shares. The justices were unanimous in confirming that this presumption can be rebutted by evidence of a contrary common intention, either at the time of the property’s acquisition or at a later date. When considering whether the presumption is rebutted, the first task of the court is to ascertain the parties’ actual intentions, such intentions to be inferred objectively from their conduct. No further guidance is given as to what conduct may evidence a common intention to rebut the presumption save that the non-exclusive examples set out in Stack might be relevant. Lord Walker, Lady Hale and Lord Collins found on the facts of this case that it was possible to infer that the parties had intended to alter their beneficial interests. Lord Kerr and Lord Wilson were not so convinced. The judgment illustrates the difficulties inherent in such a task. Inevitably, the search for cohabitants’ true intentions is likely to result in costly factual and evidential arguments in future cases. As a consequence of this judgment, in the event that the parties never intended to own the property jointly, or intended to change their beneficial interests but it is not possible to establish their common intention as to the proportion of their shares, by direct evidence or by inference, the court may impose a ‘fair’ outcome ‘having regard to the whole course of dealings between the parties in relation to the property’. This case raises important questions as to jurisprudence and has a potentially explosive practical impact for cohabitants. Put bluntly, can it be correct that a legal presumption can be rebutted other than by actual evidence? While it could be argued that the decision in this case was ‘fair’, the guidance in the judgment does not really create a fair judicial process for cohabitants. It creates uncertainty and an incentive to litigate in cases where the evidence of common intention is less than robust. Once again, we are told that each case will turn on its own facts; little comfort for clients without deep pockets seeking clear advice. It is clear from Kernott that the Supreme Court is trying to adapt to current social trends and to address a lacuna in our law. Earlier this year the government shelved the Law Commission’s proposals to give cohabitants a legal framework to deal with disputes on the breakdown of their relationship. The justices’ frustration at the lack of statutory reform was clear. Lord Collins stated: ‘The absence of legislative intervention… made it necessary for the judiciary to respond by adapting old principles to new situations… That has not been an easy task’. Unfortunately, that task has yet to be completed and it can only be done through the much-needed and long-overdue introduction of statutory reform. Claire Blakemore is a partner in the family team at international law firm Witherslast_img read more

Hansom: Straight talkers

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 Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY 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

Talgo developing plans for UK rolling stock factory

first_imgUK: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has confirmed that it is developing plans to open a factory in the UK with a ‘fully localised supply chain’, to support its strategy of gaining a foothold in the British and Irish rolling stock manufacturing and overhaul markets.Talgo President Carlos de Palacio has recently held industry meetings in the UK to publicise the company’s ambitions, and in September former Hitachi Rail Europe Production Director Jon Veitch joined the company as Key Account Manager, UK & Ireland.Talgo said it has already held discussions with local authorities, members of parliament and other stakeholders, and was analysing ‘a dozen locations’, including sites around Leeds and Liverpool, where it could undertake ‘the whole train construction process’ should it win contracts which are currently being tendered. Talgo said the new facility would create ‘hundreds of highly-skilled jobs and to spur the development of local talent’, supplying customers in the UK and Ireland as well as supporting its global activities ‘by tapping the renowned British components industry.’Talgo said the need to provide more passenger capacity within the challenging constraints of the UK network offers a ‘level playing field’ where its designs would be competitive. The company pointed out that it offers regional and commuter designs as well as high speed trainsets, and it has experience of electro-diesel trainsets capable of running from new lines onto existing routes.last_img read more

K-12 data firm hires former Farmington Schools superintendent

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Dr. George Heitsch (Farmington Public Schools)Grand Rapids-based K-12 data analytics firm Eidex LLC announced this week that former Farmington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. George Heitsch will join the firm as the Senior Client Service Manager.“George is passionate about education and helping students achieve their full potential,” Eidex President Doug LaFleur said in a press release. “He has a keen appreciation of the role that data and data analysis can play in affecting school improvement and advancing student outcomes. We are honored and excited to work with him.”The district’s new superintendent, Dr. Robert Herrera, listed a position with Eidex on his resume, starting in 2017 as a data consultant. A company representative said he left the firm in March of 2018.Heitsch will provide support around data needs for K-12 districts primarily in the Southeast area of Michigan. He will also help guide product development and innovation, specifically in visualization design and new functionality.To learn more, visit eidexinsights.com. Reported bylast_img read more

Gara-Gara Vodka, Penumpang Mabuk Hina Awak Kabin dengan Sebutan “Pedofil”

first_img(Daily Mail) Seorang penumpang pria berteriak dan menghina awak kabin pedofil. Penumpang ini diduga mabuk setelah menenggak sebotol vodka di dalam toilet pesawat sebuah penerbangan yang dibelinya di toko bebas bea. Insiden ini sendiri terjadi dalam penerbangan maskapai Qantas yang berangkat dari Melbourne menuju Singapura dan terekam dalam video seorang penumpang.Baca juga: Gara-Gara Penumpang Mabuk, Pesawat Scoot TR7 Mendarat Darurat di SydneyKabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman independent.co.uk (19/3/2019), pria itu bernama Henry yang awalnya terlihat berdiri di lorong kabin dan meneriaki awak kabin serta penumpang lain berusaha memeganginya dari belakang. Dia kemudian diamankan agar duduk dan ditahan oleh sabuk pengaman sambil terus secara verbal menghina awak kabin. “Orang-orang seperti kamu adalah pedofil, jadi kamu tidak bisa memberitahuku bagaimana harus bersikap. Saya tidak ilegal,” ujar Henry.Tak hanya menghina, pengakuan penumpang lain, Henry sempat meninju punggung awak kabin dan hinaanya sangat tidak sopan serta mengecewakan sebagai seorang penumpang. Untungnya awak kabin Qantas bisa menangani insiden yang mengkhawatirkan tersebut dan penumpang memujinya.“Penumpang itu ditahan oleh kru dan bertemu dengan pihak berwenang setempat setibanya di Singapura. Kami mengambil pendekatan tanpa toleransi terhadap perilaku anti-sosial di atas kapal dan kami berterima kasih kepada kru kami atas profesionalisme mereka dalam mengelola situasi,” ujar juru bicara Qantas.Insiden itu terjadi setelah diumumkan bahwa maskapai penerbangan menindak konsumsi alkohol di pesawat dengan melarang penumpang minum bir, wine (anggur) dan minuman keras apa pun yang dibeli secara bebas bea. Aturan ketat datang saat maskapai berusaha mengurangi insiden kemarahan di udara.Di bawah langkah-langkah baru, alkohol apa pun yang dibeli di bandara bebas bea perlu dikemas ke dalam kantong plastik tertutup. Tas khusus ini dicap dengan instruksi: “Jangan buka pembelian alkohol sampai tujuan akhir Anda.”Penumpang pesawat tidak akan dapat membukanya, karena hanya gunting atau pisau yang dapat memotong, yang keduanya dilarang dari tas tangan. Peraturan ini sedang dilaksanakan oleh World Duty Free, yang merupakan satu-satunya penyedia toko bebas bea di sebagian besar bandara UK, termasuk Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester dan Birmingham.Baca juga: Tangkal Masuknya Penumpang Mabuk, Inggris Perketat Peredaran Alkohol di BandaraIni adalah pertama kalinya penumpang secara aktif dilarang minum alkohol yang dibeli secara bebas bea. Namun, maskapai sebelumnya telah menyarankan penumpang untuk tidak minum minuman keras yang dibeli di bandara.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAksi Hooligan di Kabin, Bikin Pramugari Aeroflot Patah Tulang Kaki!20/05/2019In “Bandara”Tak Dapatkan Pepsi dalam Penerbangan, Wanita ini Mengamuk!29/03/2019In “Featured”IATA: Penumpang Mabuk Dalam Penerbangan Naik 35 Persen09/04/2019In “Featured”last_img read more

Bristol Sport TV – Featuring Mark Sorenson

first_imgAlso on this week’s edition of Bristol Sport TV:Hear from Aaron Wilbraham ahead of Bristol City’s clash with Hull this weekend.Bristol Flyers Head Coach Andreas Kapoulas reflects on being named the new GB U20s head coach.Lee Haskins announces his first defence of his IBF world bantamweight title against Ivan Morales at the Cardiff Ice Rink on May 14.All the latest from the Ashton Gate as season cards go on sale for their first priority period.last_img

Cricket News Irfan Pathan Concerned About Jamia Millia Students As Citizenship Protests Turn Violent

first_imgNew Delhi: The protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act turned violent in Delhi on Sunday. With the violence escalating well into the night, veteran India all-rounder Irfan Pathan expressed his concern for the students after several of them were injured. The 35-year-old pacer, who has played 29 Tests and 120 ODIs for India, posted a tweet to offer support to the students after police entered the Jamia university campus on Sunday. “Political blame game will go on forever but I and our country is concerned about the students of #JamiaMilia #JamiaProtest,” Pathan tweeted.Protestors torched four public buses and two police vehicles in New Friends’ Colony near the university during a demonstration against the act, leaving nearly 60 people including students, cops and fire-fighters injured. A Jamia students’ body claimed they had nothing to do with the arson and “certain elements” had joined the protest and “disrupted” it. They also accused the police of high-handedness. The university had turned into a battlefield on Sunday as police entered the campus following protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, which led to violence and arson.Several states in the northeast and West Bengal have been rocked by violent protests over the Act, which seeks to provide citizenship to non-muslim religious minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Jamia Millia Islamia, the prestigious Central University, became the epicentre of Delhi Police’s brutal crackdown against Citizenship Act protesters. While situation remains calm-yet-tense in this posh south Delhi locality, the police action has triggered massive protests by students across India. From Kolkata’s Jadavpur University to Hyderabad’s Maulana Azad National Urdu University, students have begun their agitation against the authorities.Also Read | Citizenship ‘Chaos’: Jamia Crackdown Triggers Massive Protests In Hyderabad, Varanasi, JadavpurMaulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) students’ union wrote to controller of examination of university, stating ‘due to protests by MANUU students against police’s attack on Jamia and AMU students, MANUU students are boycotting exams, request you to postpone the same.’ While the Delhi Police maintains that the action was needed to curb the violence as stones were being pelted on them from inside the university, the students claimed that tear gas was lobbed inside the Jamia’s central library and some of them were dragged, thrashed by the cops. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more