Managers fined over legal aid disbursement misconduct

first_imgManagers of a former firm that failed to pass on legal aid disbursements have each been fined £2,000.A nine-month investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority into east London firm Hereward & Foster found credit balances on the client account totalling £142,558.The balances had arisen as a result of professional disbursements received into the office bank account from the Legal Services Commission (now the Legal Aid Agency) which had not been paid or transferred to the client bank account.As a result, there were unpaid disbursement creditors, the investigation found.In three notices posted on the SRA website, Deborah Adley, Sarah Lerner and Christopher Wilson admitted rule breaches in respect of credit balances, accounting records and failure to undertake proper reconciliations.They each admitted making a ‘fundamental and unacceptable error’ in the mistreatment of professional disbursements.Under a company voluntary arrangement entered into four days after the SRA investigation started in June 2013, the disbursement creditors took precedence for payments and were paid back in full.The SRA also noted that client account reconciliation had outstanding lodgements of £18,000 and outstanding postings of £34,729. The firm had been unable to explain them.The firm’s managers said the reconciliation process was dealt with by them due to the prolonged absence of the practice manager through illness.As a result, they held large caseloads and faced both the pressure of client work as well as financial challenges.Each manager was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £10,000 in total in costs. The firm ceased practising in September 2014.last_img read more

Bulk Carrier AFRICAN CARDINAL Delivered

first_img Author: Baibhav Mishra The vessel employs various technologies to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, a bow designed to reduce wave resistance, high propulsive efficiency propellers, and the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance. Length overall: 199.90 mLength between perpendiculars: 197.00 mMolded breadth: 32.24 mMolded depth: 18.60 mMolded draft: 13.00 mGross tonnage: 34,634Deadweight: 61,226 tHold capacity: 77,539 m3Main engine: One set of MAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.3-TII diesel engineMaximum continuous output: 8,130 kW at 108 rpmSpeed Approx: 14.5 knComplement: 25 peopleClassification: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)Country of registration: Panama Principal Particulars: Delivery: September 26, 2019 The vessel incorporates various energy saving technologies, which reduce both fuel consumption and emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), thereby complying with the EEDI* Phase 2 requirements. Sea News, October 4 The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between the hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities. Delivery, principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below: * Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). An amendment to Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (“MARPOL,” one of the IMO treaties), became effective from January 2013, requires new ships to meet energy-efficiency levels based on the EEDI, an indicator of the amount of CO2 (in grams) emitted per metric ton of freight and per nautical mile of transportation. The energy efficiency requirement is tightened incrementally from Phase 0 to Phase 3, with the baseline being determined by the dates that the ship was contracted and/or delivered. By Phase 2, bulk carriers are required to achieve a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. on September 26 announced that it delivered the bulk carrier AFRICAN CARDINAL, with a capacity of 61,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8038, DACKS hull No. DE056), for CARDINAL MARITIME S.A. at the Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (DACKS), which is located in Dalian City, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping).last_img read more

EPL: Chelsea punish Kepa over Carabao Cup final exchange with Sarri

first_imgChelsea have fined goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga one week’s wages, after his bust-up with Maurizio Sarri during the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, Sky Sports reports.The two men held talks on Monday over the keeper’s public display of defiance towards the end of extra-time of the match, which the Blues lost to Manchester City on penalties.Both men brushed it off as a misunderstanding at full-time, but Arrizabalaga has personally apologised to Sarri, his team-mates and the club in full acknowledgement he made “a big mistake”.His wages will go to charity, and he said: “I have thought a lot more about yesterday’s events. Although there was a misunderstanding, on reflection I made a big mistake with how I handled the situation.“I wanted to take the time today to apologise fully and in person to the coach, to Willy, my team-mates and to the club. I have done this and now I want to offer the same apology to the fans.“I will learn from this episode and will accept any punishment or discipline the club decides is appropriate.”Sarri said: “Kepa and I have spoken about the incident. It was a good conversation. There was a misunderstanding yesterday but he realises he made a big mistake in the way he reacted. He has apologised to me, his team-mates and the club.“It is up to the club if they want to discipline him according to the club rules, but for me, this matter is now closed. The team performance as a whole was extremely positive and it is a shame to see how this incident has overshadowed our efforts in what was a very competitive cup final.“Everyone’s focus is now on the next game and we must all now put this behind us.”last_img read more

High school baseball: Benton completes sweep of North DeSoto

first_imgIn the teams’ first District 1-4A game Thursday at Benton, the Benton Tigers needed an extra inning to defeat the North Desoto Griffins.The Tigers quickly took all the suspense out of the second and final 1-4A game between the two Friday evening at North DeSoto, scoring seven runs in the first inning en route to a 12-2, five-inning victory.Benton, which won 4-3 Thursday, improved to 22-6 overall and 9-0 in 1-4A. The four-time defending champion Tigers have won 25 straight district games. Their last loss was to North DeSoto 3-0 on April 7, 2015.North DeSoto dropped to 19-8 and 6-2.Benton sent 13 batters to the plate in the first inning. Cole Horton had two singles. Garrett Hable, Sam Simmons and Connor Jack Smith had one apiece.Cody Norris and Coleman Nerren had RBIs in the inning. The Tigers took advantage of four walks and a hit batter.Benton had five consecutive hits with two outs in a three-run second inning. Simmons started with a double. Kade Scott, Smith, Norris and Horton followed with singles.Horton went 4-for-4 on the day. Scott went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Simmons went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Norris also went 2-for-3.Smith and Hable both went 2-for-4. Hal Gatti had a double.The Tigers finished with 16 hits. Will Hine had another outstanding performance on the mound. He pitched a two-hitter and struck out eight with just two walks.North DeSoto’s Drake Foster, who hit three home runs in the first game, smacked a two-run homer in the third.Benton, which was No. 3 in the latest Class 4A power rankings, resumes district play at Minden on Thursday. — Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

“If Pep calls me, I’ll go” – Manager ready to drop…

first_imgThe current New York City coach has worked with Guardiola throughout his career, following him from Barcelona B to Manchester City.Last summer saw a parting of the ways, though, as Torrent decided to leave the Etihad and start up his managerial career with New York City FC.His love for Guardiola has not diminished in their absence, though, and Torrent did not hesitate to enthuse about the Manchester City boss in an interview with El Diario New York.“In a short time he has become the best coach in the world and possibly will be the best in history,” he said.It was a total joy to work with him, just like doing it with a cast of impressive players like Eto’o, Henry, Xavi, Iniesta or Messi.”“I have learned more from him than he did from me, but he will say no because he is a very person generous.”Embed from Getty ImagesTorrent has not exactly had a flying start to life in the MLS, with his side finishing third in the Eastern Conference last year, 15 points behind local rivals New York Red Bulls.This year they sit fourth in the table after 23 games, seven points behind leaders Philadelphia, albeit with three games in hand on the conference leaders.Torrent is seemingly happy with his new life in America regardless of a difficult start, but he admits that if Guardiola comes calling it would be difficult to resist the urge to link up with the City boss once again.“I don’t know if fate will bring us together again, but he knows that if he calls me, I’ll go,” he added.“I am grateful in life, and I know that I owe everything to him; If I hadn’t been his assistant, I wouldn’t be here. “I like being a manager, and I will only stop being it if Pep thinks I can be useful in any way.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題來自日本的抽脂丸讓胖了10幾年的她變成靚女!熱門話題Undo Some people love Pep Guardiola, and then there’s Domènec Torrent.last_img read more