Foreign jurisdictions eye Brexit boost – Society president

first_imgForeign jurisdictions that compete with England and Wales for legal work are already seeking to exploit the Brexit vote, according to the Law Society’s incoming president.Robert Bourns (pictured), a partner at TLT, said some have already started to press for changes in governing law and jurisdiction clauses in cross-border contracts.Delivering his inaugural speech at Chancery Lane tonight, he added: ‘Other competing jurisdictions have an eye to the main chance, exploiting any perceived uncertainty or threat to independence. Some misrepresent the situation.’Bourns insisted that England and Wales will compete from a position of strength, as ‘the fundamentals that have made English law the jurisdiction and governing law of choice remain unchanged’.He noted that ‘Brexit is a fact’, while stressing what is at stake. Many solicitors rely heavily on access to the single market for their livelihoods, he added, while some 200 foreign law firms have offices in the UK and almost 6,000 Society members work in foreign-owned firms or abroad.He added: ‘Although the Brexit vote causes some degree of uncertainty this is separate from and must not be allowed to undermine the unchanged efficacy of English law, of our courts and tribunals and our profession, which substantially predated [Brexit] and is independent from membership of the EU.‘The Society will work tirelessly to promote this jurisdiction and support this profession through any period of uncertainty and transition.’Bourns is to spearhead the Society’s ‘Pride in the profession’ campaign, aimed at promoting the vital role of solicitors in England and Wales. This will focus on the contribution of solicitors to the justice system, the economy and the community.last_img read more

Batang Pinoy Visayas qualifier kicks off today in Iloilo City

first_imgFrom the Negros side, participating were Negros Occidental, Bago City, Escalante City, Himamaylan, Hinigaran, Kabankalan City, La Carlota City, Murcia, Pontevedra, Sagay City, San Carlos City, Cadiz City, and Victorias City.From the Capiz side were Capiz Province, Mambusao, Sigma and Roxas City, from Aklan side were Aklan Province, Banga-Banga, Kalibo, New Washington, Tangalan, and Numancia. Other Western Visayas participants were Antique Province and Jordan, Guimaras.Athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, swimming and table tennis are to be held at the Iloilo Sports Complex, while Central Philippine University will host volleyball, sepak takraw and softball.Other sporting events and their venues: archery (La Paz Football Field), arnis (La Paz Plaza Gym), baseball (Western Visayas State University), boxing (Iloilo Freedom Grandstand), dancesport (Holy Rosary Academy), futsal (Iloilo Science and Technology University), karatedo (SM City Iloilo), lawn tennis (La Paz Tennis Court), pencak silat (Times Square ICC Gaisano), taekwondo (Robinson’s Pavia) and beach volleyball (Joe III Garden).Sports that will no longer hold qualifying events and will proceed outright to the National Finals were cycling, gymnastics, judo, muay thai, rugby, triathlon, football, weightlifting, wrestling and wushu./PN CLOSE to 2,500 athletes from all over Visayas are set to compete in the 2019 Batang Pinoy Visayas Qualifier leg, which will formally open today at the Iloilo Sports Complex.Iloilo province sports development officer IV Ray Cabarles said that a total of 2797 Visayan athletes are participating in the week-long sporting event that served as a qualifier for the Batang Pinoy National Finals this October.Cebu City will be sending in the most number of athletes at 316, followed by Iloilo City with 306, Cebu Province with 296 and Bacolod City with 186 athletes.Also sending in athletes from the Iloilo side were Iloilo Province, Barotac Nuevo, Barotac Viejo, Batad, Cabatuan City, Dingle, Guimbal, Ibajay, Maasin, Mina, Pavia, Tigbauan, San Miguel, Alimodian, and Zarraga.last_img read more

Browns Interim Head Coach Gregg Williams Chats with the Media the Day After the Loss to the Texans

first_img Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. The Browns dropped a tough game on Sunday against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium, and today was the first time in a few weeks that interim head coach Gregg Williams had to face the media on a Monday after a setback.Here’s some takeaways from and answers to the media’s questions from today’s press conference in Berea. On Sunday’s Setback in Houston: “The game could have been closer, and the reason the game was not as close is that on the road you can’t be minus-four [in turnover differential]. You can’t do that. On the road minus-four and allowing a defensive score even diminishes your chances, whether it is minus-one or minus-two on the road and you allow a score on the offensive side of the ball when you are out there. Defensively, we have to take it away. We had the ball on the ground a couple of times. We have been well on taking it away. We have to score on defense, too. When they score, we score. That is how you play the complementary game. “Affect the field position. Defensively, one of the things that we have to do is better on third down and forcing them. Anytime that you force a team to 16, 17 or 18 [third downs] – we have had those weeks this year when you are 16-plus third and fourth downs – that is really good on first and second down, but then you have to get off [the field[]. It was more us than them. We have to execute our way. It was more us than them on a couple of those situations, especially when it gets down into the short-yardage situations. Give them credit. I will tell you, our guys credit them. We still made them kick field goals, but we could have been off the field on third down before they were in field goal range and forced a few more punts that way and give our offense an opportunity there to do better. Second half, just like we have you said, when we took a look at the film and everything, they came out grinding. “I thought (QB) Baker (Mayfield) did a very good job all day long in the leadership aspect of how we are going to do things on offense. I thought the leadership aspect on defense, too, and on special teams, the guys never flinched. We just need to do a better job in the point-producing areas of what the takeaways mean and how they do that on diminishing the return on winning games on the road.” Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Related TopicsBrownsGregg Williamslast_img read more

Kicking the habit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“Anecdotally, we’ve been hearing that it’s becoming more and more of a problem in the high schools,” she said. “A lot of celebrities are smoking cigars and it sets the trend for a lot of youth.” Cigars today come in several varieties – from thin cigarillos to cigars flavored with peaches and other fruits. Rap star 50 Cent is featured in ads for one brand of cigar, while rapper Jadakiss sells a slow-burning, natural-leaf cigar. “Our governor smokes cigars and makes no qualms about smoking cigars at the Capitol,” Aragon said. “It makes sense that young people would be following in the footsteps of those they look up to.” To counter the effects of tobacco advertisements, county health officials Wednesday launched “It’s Quitting Time, L.A!” – a campaign to get 200,000 smokers to quit by 2010. The campaign will enlist pharmacists and physicians to refer patients to anti-smoking programs and will particularly target ethnic communities, Aragon said. The Health Department study showed that smoking among all county residents is at an all-time low: Only 14.6 percent of residents light up. But Asian and Latino men are smoking twice as much as their female counterparts, the report showed. “Asian men do tend to smoke more than their non-Asian counterparts,” said Nisha Varghese, director of health programs at the San Gabriel-based Asian Youth Center. “Many of the men are immigrants from countries where smoking’s the norm.” African-American and white men are also smoking at higher rates. Nearly 27 percent of African-American men and 16.9 of white men are lighting up. “Los Angeles County has made great progress in reducing smoking rates and the health burden associated with tobacco addiction,” said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, acting director of the county Health Department. “But this survey tells us is that we must continue our efforts so all of our residents can avoid the disease and death caused by tobacco use.” The county spends $4.3billion a year on smoking- related health problems, most of which are preventable, said Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke. “Obviously for L.A. County, when we talk about costs, we talk about the cost of health care. We talk about the fact that we have neonatal units that care for babies that, some of those babies would not be there if their mothers had stopped smoking,” Burke said. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cynthia Torres of Pico Rivera considers herself a social cigar smoker. She said she started smoking cigars more frequently after her group of friends recently took it up. “I enjoy the experience of it, and I enjoy the socializing part that comes with it,” said Torres, 24. As the county Department of Public Health kicked off its latest anti-smoking campaign Wednesday with the release of a study showing minority men are lighting up more frequently, cigar smoking among young people seems to be on the rise, said Linda Aragon, director of the county’s Tobacco Control and Prevention program. last_img read more