Naked ambition

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Junctions Swansea park

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SoFo Holds Open House

first_imgThe South Fork Natural History Museum is hosting a free open house on Saturday, November 24, from 10 AM to 4 PM. From 11 AM until noon, the Shinnecock Nation will offer a blessing and perform traditional dances. Then from 1 to 4 PM, SoFo will present its new shark research interactive exhibit as part of its Shark Research and Education Program.This open house event will also mark the beginning of SoFo’s holiday charity drive to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. Drop off blankets, sheets, towels, new dog and cat toys, or monetary contributions between November 24 and January 2, 2019.Reservations for the open house are preferred, but not required. Call 631-537-9735 or visit www.sofo.org to learn more. Sharelast_img read more

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Minesto to receive $3.8M from its owners

first_imgMinesto’s largest owners BGA Invest and Midroc New Technology will invest additional SEK 34 million ($3.8 million) in the company by exercising all of their warrants held in Minesto.As the subscription period of the warrants ‘Minest TO1’, issued in connection with Minesto’s IPO in November 2015 starts, the two main shareholders BGA Invest and Midroc New Technology have signed newly issued shares corresponding to approximately 41% of the total potential proceeds in the warrants program.In total, Minesto can potentially add approximately SEK 82 million ($9.3 million) in proceeds, should all warrants be exercised, the Swedish tidal energy developer informed.The last day to exercise the warrants is February 28, 2017.Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto, said: “As active owners, BGA Invest and Midroc New Technology have played a crucial role in Minesto’s development over the years. This commitment reaffirms their belief in the unique Deep Green technology, and underlines their commitment to build a better world through innovative and commercially attractive technology.”The issue price upon exercise of the warrants is SEK 6.30 per share, with the number of outstanding warrants at 26,302,587.Minesto plans to install the 500kW Deep Green tidal power plant off Angelsey in Wales later this year.last_img read more

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No ‘hidden agenda’ in Irish legal reforms

first_imgIreland’s government has denied the existence of any ‘hidden agenda’ behind sweeping reforms to the legal system imposed following the country’s bailout by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The minister for justice, equality and defence, Alan Shatter (pictured), was responding to growing international concerns, first reported in the Gazette on 1 December, that conditions imposed by financial institutions would undermine the profession’s independence. Bodies representing 1.4 million lawyers in Europe and North America last month warned Christine Lagarde, the IMF’s managing director, of the effect of reforms imposed on European governments following interventions by the so-called ‘troika’ of the IMF, European Central Bank and European Commission. In a joint letter, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the American Bar Association (ABA) expressed ‘great concern’ about the imposition of radical reforms over the past year. The authors highlighted developments in Ireland, where the government last October approved publication of a new Legal Services Regulation Bill which, they say, ‘provides for far-reaching changes and reforms which are unprecedented in Europe and the United States’. Proposed changes include the establishment of a new regulator consisting of 11 members – all appointed by the minister for justice, equality and defence, who can remove any member at any time. The new regulator will have ‘all powers of regulation, including conduct, discipline and complaints-handling’, the letter warned. However, Shatter denied any attempt to compromise legal independence. ‘I do not accept the view that the independence of the new regulatory authority will be fettered, ministerially or otherwise,’ he said. ‘The bill specifically provides, based on precedent elsewhere in legislation, that the authority “shall be independent in the performance of its functions”. There is no hidden agenda in relation to ministerial functions or appointments under the bill.’ Law Society of England and Wales president John Wotton added his voice to concerns that ‘some of the reforms proposed by the Irish government may go too far’. The joint letter went on to refer to reforms in Greece and Portugal, also subject to economic bailouts. These reforms, the letter said, appear to have been ‘developed within a few weeks without taking account of the purpose/justification of professional regulation and without analysing the impact of such proposals on the administration of justice’. The letter closed with an appeal to Lagarde’s personal experience as a partner with international law firm Baker & McKenzie, which ‘no doubt carried important lessons regarding the need for protection of the lawyer-client relationship against intrusion by the state’. The authors, CCBE president Georges-Albert Dal and ABA president Bill Robinson, urged Lagarde to pass their concerns on to the other troika parties and request a face-to-face meeting.last_img read more

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Training for the Olympics

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CSA 2020: Ports could revoke scrubber bans

first_imgMembers of the CSA 2020 executive committee presented research to the port authorities that indicated that the wastewater generated by the exhaust gas cleaning process was environmentally acceptable and well within regulatory limits.The organisation said that it has received ‘no objection’ letters from more than 20 ports covering Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia.www.cleanshippingalliance2020.orglast_img

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MF2000 proposals go in

first_imgAPRIL 15 was the deadline for tenders to supply up to 1400 steel-wheeled metro cars to Paris Transport Authority, under an invitation to bid published in the Official Journal of the European Community on February 12. The MF2000 project covers a fleet of five-car trainsets to replace the existing MF67 stock supplied in 1967-76, at a rate of 90 vehicles a year. RATP expects to decide by the end of this month which companies have met the terms of the invitation. A shortlist will then be drawn up and detailed negotiations started with the aim of selecting a winning bidder around the end of this year. The contract is due to be signed in the second quarter of 1999, with a pre-series trainset scheduled to start trial running in Paris by the end of 2001. Series deliveries would begin at the end of 2004.RATP plans to split the work into five elements: conceptual design and systems integration, including construction of a car mock-up; definition, design and production of the running gear, bodyshells and electrical equipment; and final assembly, delivery and commissioning. RATP has already retained design consultancy Avant-Première to develop the interior and exterior image for the vehicles.The first series build of 120 MF2000 trainsets (600 cars) is due for delivery in 2004-11. At RATP’s target maximum price of Fr21m per set, this order would be worth around Fr2·5bn. The option for up to 800 more cars would bring the potential value of the total package to Fr5·8bn. olast_img read more

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Sta. Clarita-Iloilo goes 3-0 in Bingawan basketball

first_img“We are positive sa ipinapakita ng mga new players ko even if we are still in the adjustment stage since madamidami rin ang nawala from our team last year,” he added.In the other match, the Mary Immaculate Academy Saints finally tasted a victory after surviving a tough challenge from the Westbridge School, 85-83.Kian Mark Robles waxed hot from beyond the arc to be hailed as the player of the match for the Saints with 24 points./PN SANTA Clarita International School Primes cruised to its third straight win in the 2019 Bingawan Foundation Cup-Preseason High School Basketball Premier Tournament-Season 3 on Sunday at the Bingawan Gym.The Primes leaned on the towering presence of 6-foot-3 newcomer Rogelle Alvaladejo to score a lopsided 97-76 victory over the Assumption School-Passi City Golden Doves (1-1).The 15-year-old Lemery, Iloilo native Alvaladejo finished with double-double 14 points and 10 blocks as the Primes remained on top of Group A with unblemished 3-0 win-loss card.“Isa si Rogelle sa mga newcomers namin this year. He is still a diamond in a rough but I see a lot of potential in him both on offense and defense,” said Primes head coach Rodel Camacho.last_img read more

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Argos’ Drake Named as GSC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_img Amy Drake (Photo by Ron Besser) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Amy Drake (Niceville, Fla./Winthrop) nabbed her first basketball GSC East Player of the Week honor for her 53-point performance last week, as it was announced Wednesday. The award is a first for the junior, and is West Florida’s first of the 2008-09 season.Drake was the driving force in the Argonaut offense last week, averaging just over 26 points per game.  She drained 27 in a 76-71 win over GSC foe North Alabama, and 26 in the loss to West Georgia. An impressive 50 percent from three-point range, along with 44 percent shooting from the field, led Drake to leading scorer performances in both games.Drake has had 20 or more points four times this year, including three of the last four times she has stepped on the court. She averages 12.5 points per contest as the offensive leader for the Argonauts.The Argos travel to Montevallo this week for a Thursday evening match up with the Falcons at 5:30 pm. They will then return home for Saturday’s White-Out game against West Alabama with tip-off slated for 2 pm. For more information on UWF athletics or to follow these games live, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Argos’ Drake Named as GSC Women’s Basketball Player of the Weekcenter_img Sharelast_img read more

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