‘Substantial’ number of firms not revealing PII status – SRA

first_imgA ‘substantial’ number of firms appear to have failed to declare their professional indemnity insurance position, the Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed today. Supervision officers have discovered these solicitors have not provided the SRA with evidence of having secured a new professional indemnity insurance policy.The SRA would not disclose how many firms are involved, but the figure is in addition to the 141 that declared failure to find insurance before the renewal date.The discovery was made through data-matching exercises and the exact number of firms is changing every day. Even without a new insurer, firms automatically qualify for the extended policy period which covers them for 90 days from 1 October. However from 29 December they are required to close. The SRA has contacted the firms involved to ask their insurance position and will consider possible enforcement action.Mike Haley, SRA director of supervision, said: ‘We have identified a number of firms that have not found a new insurer and failed to notify us of their position. Given this failure, those firms are considered to be at risk of failing to obtain new insurance or wind down in an orderly fashion by 29 December. ‘As we warned in November, failing to notify us is a breach of the SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules 2012 and enforcement action will be considered.’The SRA said it is continuing to work with firms definitely in the extended policy period as the end date approaches to ensure all contingencies are planned for.Supervisors have been agreeing compliance plans to ensure clients’ interests are protected as firms wind down.last_img read more


first_imgA fragrant blastEUROSTAR passengers will enjoy an enhanced ambience following the award of a contract to fit air fresheners in the toilet compartments. Tonbridge-based Initial Healthcare was given the task of designing a system that met stringent Channel Tunnel safety regulations, which prohibited the use of aerosols, batteries or any electrical solution.Initial’s manufacturing arm Dudley Industries came up with a ceramic tile, impregnated with perfumed oil, which is mounted inside the door leaf. A slotted panel in the door harnesses the natural draft inside the coach to waft ’a fresh blast of fragrance’ every time the door is opened. It even works when the train is stationary, and each tile is expected to last for a month between changes.last_img read more

National Governors Association Addresses Opioid Addiction Among Top Concerns

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker was in Washington D.C. over the weekend for the annual National Governors Association where states take a national look at the challenges they face. President Obama also says there should be no-brainer bi-partison solutions to threats of local and national security… Over the last year, Alaska has seen a dramatic increase in heroin and meth addiction, impacting every area of the state through property crimes, thefts, violence, and drug trafficking. President Obama: “If we go to the doctor’s right now and say don’t over-prescribe without providing some mechanisms for people in these communities to deal with the pain that they have or the issues that they have, then we’re not going to solve the problem.” The President issued executive actions regarding gun sales on January 5 as a way to combat gun violence, reportedly closing a loophole that allowed some people to purchase guns without a background check. President Obama addressed the governors at the White House today saying there’s bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress to tackle the rising drug addiction problem, but there needs to be an integrated cure. Over the weekend, governors discussed proposals to limit the amount of opioid painkillers that can be given to patients as their first prescription as a way to limit access to the addictive drugs. President Obama: “Fighting terrorism and gun violence, combating cyberattacks and cyberthreats, guarding against the outbreak of disease: these are some areas where there shouldn’t be any dispute.” The National Governors Association winter meeting began last Friday and ended today.last_img read more

‘We relish the back-to-back matches’ – Holden

first_imgBut it’s something to thrive off, particularly with the Robins attempting to make it three wins from as many games.“Momentum is really important on the back of such a good win against Derby and we hope to continue that,” Holden explained ahead of the weekend’s trip to Hull City.“Hull is a long trip for everyone involved and we hope to send our supporters home happy. Momentum in football is key and we’re really concentrating on making sure our performance is right, like it was the other night, and if we get our performance right then we have a real chance of getting a result.”City faced QPR at Ashton Gate before travelling to Derby County where they recorded six points from both matches but preparation and rest in between fixtures is of paramount importance if the players are to be able to perform.“Two away games in the space of four days is always tough, one and off the pitch and we have to be professional with our recovery,” Holden continued. “It’s a long trip to Hull but it’s one we are looking forward to, trying to build on another win and three wins in a week would be fantastic.”Consecutive away days also means more miles for City’s dedicated fanbase to travel but everyone connected with the club is grateful for that incredible support.And if there’s one thing a positive performance and result can do this Saturday, it’s send supporters home “with big smiles on their faces”Holden said: “The support from our fans is so important, whether they are in the stadium or at home, we feel the support. The players have been commenting about their reactions on social media and it’s important not to get carried away of course but there’s a real feel-good factor.“We’ll be really grateful to the fans who travel up to Hull at the weekend and we want to send them home happy with big smiles on their faces.”Back the boys at the KCOMlast_img read more

Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek to Miss Europa League Final Against Arsenal

first_imgChelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek could miss the Europa League final after sustaining an ankle injury during a charity friendly in the USA.The 23-year-old went down clutching his left ankle in the first half of Chelsea’s 3-0 win over New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.Loftus-Cheek limps off the Gillette StadiumRoss Barkley scored twice either side of an Olivier Giroud header in the comfortable win in Foxborough.Chelsea play Arsenal in the final in Baku on Wednesday, 29 May.Loftus-Cheek scored in the second leg of the Blues’ Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt and has been directly involved in nine goals in his past 15 competitive appearances for Chelsea.Wednesday’s friendly raised £3.1m ($4m) for organisations who combat hate crimes.Prior to the game, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri had expressed his concerns about traveling to the US so close to a major European final.Relatedlast_img read more

CRICKET: Nigeria Overpower Rwanda On Matchday 2 Of The Bilateral Series To Tie The…

first_imgBullish Nigeria National Women’s Team AKA “FEMALE YELLOW GREENS” dominated matchday 2 in the return leg of the Bilateral series against Rwanda to leave the encounter 2-2 a piece. All is now set for a spectacle in a winner takes all Grand Finale at the Gahanga Cricket Ground in Kigali, Rwanda.Nigeria won the first match of the day by 13 runs before the dramatic conclusion to the 2nd match with Rwanda needing 2 runs from the last over and the last wicket partnership.Blessing Etim struck again to give Nigeria the much deserved 1 run victory.However, it was Salome Sunday who won the player of the 4th match while Blessing Etim won the player of the match for the 2nd and 3rd game.RelatedCRICKET: Nigeria Lose First Bilateral Series Match In Return Leg Against RwandaSeptember 5, 2019In “Cricket”Cricket: Nigeria’s Women Cricket Team to Face Rwanda in International Bilateral SeriesAugust 21, 2019In “Cricket”CRICKET: Nigeria Women’s National Team Set For Bilateral Series Return Leg Against RwandaSeptember 2, 2019In “Cricket”last_img read more