Seaborn Gets New Board Member

first_imgSeaborn Networks Group, Inc., the developer and operator of the first express subsea fiber optic cable system between New York and São Paulo, announced today that Brandon Prater has been elected to its board of directors.Prater is a Managing Director and the Global Co-Head of Private Infrastructure for Partners Group, a Swiss-based global private markets investment management firm with more than US$ 45 billion in assets under management in private infrastructure, private equity, private real estate and private debt, and with offices in New York, São Paulo and 16 other cities around the world.“We are very pleased to have Brandon join our board of directors,” said: Larry Schwartz, Seaborn’s CEO. “Brandon brings tremendous infrastructure investment experience across a wide variety of industries around the world.”Prater commented: “I look forward to assisting Seaborn in the build and operational stages of the Seabras-1 project as well as in connection with other high demand subsea routes in the future.”Press Release, September 10, 2014last_img read more

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Legal aid rethink urged

first_img Join our LinkedIn Legal Aid sub-group The Law Society this week urged the government to seek alternatives to its proposed £350m legal aid cuts, while new research concluded slashing legal aid is ‘a false economy’. In a letter to justice secretary Kenneth Clarke, Society chief executive Des Hudson also sought reassurance that no further savings will be made from the legal aid budget, after the apparent abandonment of the government’s sentencing reform proposals. Hudson said: ‘I understand a statement along these lines was made to the Junior Lawyers Division, but the Law Society has had no such direct assurance.’ The government is expected to publish its response to the consultation shortly. Meanwhile, pressure group the Commission of Inquiry into Legal Aid has claimed cutting the £2.1bn legal aid budget is ‘a false economy’ because early advice provided through legal aid saves money later. Comprising former Liberal Democrat MP Evan Harris, assistant general secretary of trade union Unite Diana Holland and former canon of Westminster Abbey Nicholas Sagovsky, the commission’s panel warned that reducing legal aid could increase costs in health, housing, education and other local authority services. Meanwhile, the Law Society’s Sound off for Justice campaign continues to gather support. Actor Michael Sheen (pictured) is backing the campaign; he has posted a link to its website on his twitter blog.last_img read more

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Backlog of employment tribunals grows

first_imgClaims to employment tribunals have more than doubled in the last two years, latest official figures show, causing a growing backlog of cases. While the Ministry of Justice received 4,291 single claims from January to March 2017, it received 9,500 from January to March of this year. Employment tribunal fees were declared unlawful by the Supreme Court in July 2017.Although single claim receipts grew by just 6% compared with the same quarter last year, the outstanding caseload rose by 39% to 26,664.The mean age at disposal also rose compared with the same quarter last year, from 27 weeks to 33 weeks.Brian Gegg, partner and head of employment at top-60 firm BDB Pitmans, said: ‘These statistics show that employees are now becoming more prepared to issue claims whilst at the same time tribunals are under increased pressure in dealing with them.‘Employers clearly need to be mindful of how to structure workplace changes given that employees appear to be more litigious than in recent times.’Alex Denny, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, added: ‘Following yet another increase in the number of claims brought in the UK employment tribunal, we continue to see the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision almost two years ago to abolish tribunal fees.’last_img read more

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Zimbabwe snub Olympic football qualifier over pay dispute

first_imgZimbabwe public workers accept government pay offer Zimbabwe’s national women’s football team poses for a photo before its CAF Women’s Olympic qualifier against Zambia in Lusaka. COURTESY: TWITTER/Zimbabwe FAZimbabwe’s national women’s football team refused to play against Zambia in the second leg of their 2020 CAF Women’s Olympic qualifier in Harare on Sunday due to a dispute over pending allowances.The players claim they are owed allowances from last month’s COSAFA Championship in South Africa in which they finished third.The game was cancelled half an hour before kickoff after the Zimbabwe Football Association failed in its attempt to field a club team in place of the national team. Four teams had withdrawn their players from the national team camp on Saturday.Zimbabwe were defeated 5-0 in the first leg in Lusaka having traveled by road to play a match they did not train for.The Zimbabwe FA accused the players for breach of contract, and requested world football’s governing body, FIFA, to push the game to Monday morning. However, Zambia argued that they would already be returning home by that time.“We agreed with the clubs that we would pay the players $150 each for the two games, but unfortunately this agreement has been breached,” said ZIFA spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela.Zimbabwe’s actions may result in disciplinary action from FIFA following a similar incident before the last Olympic Games.Zimbabwe was sanctioned by FIFA in 2015 after failing to show up for a qualifying match against Côte d’Ivoire for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympics.FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee awarded the match 3-0 to Côte d’Ivoire and fined the Zimbabwe FA 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,000).Zimbabwe, despite serious financial problems, managed to qualify for the tournament eventually after defeating Cameroon in their final Olympic qualifier.Related Proposed pay cuts for top Zimbabwe civil servantscenter_img Zimbabwe civil servants relieved after govt announces pay dateslast_img read more

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Paul Lewis is 1st KFC Festive Feast winner

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Winner- Paul Lewis and Marilyn Joseph- Supervisor at KFCKFC customers have the opportunity to win Big this Christmas season in the KFC Festive Feast promotion.Paul Lewis, the 1st winner, won a $200.00 gift certificate from Save A Lot. Paul expressed his joy for winning and said he has his eyes on winning the Samsung Smart Watch on December 24th. To participate, customers have to purchase the Festive Feast Bucket and enter for a chance to win one of three prizes such as a $200 Gift Certificate from Save A Lot, a Samsung Smart Watch and the Grand Prize a 42” Smart Flat Screen TV.“Now the perfect season to have such a promotion as it gives us the opportunity to show our customers how much we appreciate and value them by giving them chances to win fantastic prizes said Juliet Martin- Marketing Manager at Fine Foods Inc, KFC franchise holder. We are very excited about this promotion and so are the customers as they all have their eyes on a particular prize they want to win.KFC is committed to serving customers with great quality food and good customer service while always finding new ways to reward customers.For further information on KFC Festive Feast promotion, visit KFC website at www. Kfcdominica.com or become a fan of KFC Dominica facebook page, www.facebook.com/dominica. BusinessLocalNews Paul Lewis is 1st KFC Festive Feast winner by: – December 17, 2015 Tweetcenter_img Share 190 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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Teledyne Exhibiting Advanced RF & Microwave Technologies at EuMW 2019

first_imgAt the European Microwave Week in Paris this week, Teledyne Technologies is showcasing its latest RF/Microwave advancements to customers and attendees. A total of six Teledyne business units have joined forces to show how their combined, comprehensive line of advanced technologies offer customers a ‘single source’ for RF/MW solutions serving nearly every global market. Customers visiting the company’s booth (Booth #015) will be able to meet with representatives of Teledyne Labtech, Teledyne MEC, Teledyne Microwave Solutions, Teledyne Storm Microwave, Teledyne e2v, and Teledyne e2v RF Power — Defence.These Teledyne business units, most of whom operate under the umbrella brand of Teledyne Defense Electronics, together serve as a one-stop shop for a global customer base in a wide variety of both military and civil/commercial markets including Electronic Warfare, Space, Radar, Satcom, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Missiles, Test & Measurement, Telecom, Broadcast, Maritime, Medical, Wireless, and more.Here is an overview of some of the Teledyne capabilities being showcased this week in Paris:Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) and Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) from Teledyne e2v. The ADCs have sampling speeds up to 6.4 GS/s with bandwidths up to 6 GHz, while the DACs have sampling speeds up to 8 GS/s and bandwidths up to 7.5 GHz. Both product lines feature low latency and are available up to Space-grade.Microwave Power Modules (MPMs) and Complex Waveguide Assemblies from Teledyne e2v RF Power — Defence. Solutions include compact power and helix TWTs for electronic warfare applications, and components and integrated, high performance sub-assemblies for commercial and military markets.A range of GaN Amplifiers and the well-known RF/MW Cougar Components from Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS). The GaN amplifiers from TMS feature industry-leading size and weight for airborne and space applications with demanding SWaP requirements. The comprehensive Cougar line of components, include VCOs, Mixers, Attenuators, Detectors, Filters, Frequency Detectors, Phase Shifters, Power Dividers and much more, and include drop-in compatible replacement components. Reflecting Cougar’s long and deep heritage in Space, all lines are available at Space-grade.A wide variety of Travelling Wave Tube (TWT) technologies from the world leader in TWT engineering, Teledyne MEC. Featured solutions will include Teledyne MECs newest version of its line of compact, high power Q- and Ka-band TWTs, as well as its high reliability Radar and Electronic Warfare TWTs that are trusted and deployed on many military programs.Complex RF PCBs, and some of the world’s most innovative and advanced copper coin thermal management processes (white paper) for solid state power amplifiers (SSPAs) from Teledyne Labtech. With a long heritage in space, Teledyne Labtech PCBs include large assemblies with up to 2m x 2m footprints.High Performance Microwave Cable Assemblies developed and tailored by industry leader Teledyne Storm Microwave to meet the requirements of a wide range of challenging applications. Storm will be featuring their enhanced SF047EW (E & W Band) cable with a new 1.35 mm connector that offers additional design options and connectivity solutions over the standard 1 mm connector.Click here to see what other companies are showcasing at the European Microwave Week.last_img read more

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A Look at What’s Happening This Week for Cleveland State Vikings Sports Teams

first_img 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. Matt Loede MEN’S GOLF•    Cleveland State captured its third straight Horizon League title in Florida from April 22-24, earning the League’s automatic bid to the NCAA regionals.•    CSU was in second place after a first round 291, but a one-under-par 287 in the second round moved the Vikings into first place and a final round 300 gave the Vikings their third consecutive title.• Joey Krecic finished as the runner-up with three straight rounds of 71, while Patrick Luth was third with rounds of 74-71-70. The duo were both named to the all-tournament team.• With the League title, CSU advances to the NCAA regionals which will take place from May 16-18 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Tucson, Ariz., Kohler, Wis., Albuquerque, N.M., Stillwater, Okla., and Nashville, Tenn.•    The selection show is scheduled for Thursday (May 5) at 9:30 am on the Golf Channel.SOFTBALL•    The Vikings (18-28, 11-10 HL) close the regular season with a three-game series against Green Bay at Viking Field this weekend.•    CSU hosts the Phoenix at 3:00 pm on Friday (May 6) with a doubleheader on Saturday (May 7) at 12:00 pm.•    The Vikings won five of six games last week, taking two of three contests and Oakland and sweeping three games at Detroit. CSU has won 10 of its last 13 overall.•    Susan Knight went 4-0 with a 1.40 ERA in the circle last week, firing three complete games and winning one game in relief. She struck out 24 in 25 innings.MEN’S TENNIS•    Cleveland State’s 2015-16 season came to end last weekend, as the Vikings fell in the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament. The Vikings finished the spring season with a 14-12 record, marking the program’s 11th straight winning season.•    CSU advanced to the semifinals with a 4-0 win over Youngstown State in the first round.•    Senior Joe VanMeter finished his Cleveland State career ranked sixth on the CSU singles wins list with 73 victories. VanMeter became one of seven Vikings to notch 70 career singles wins earlier this season, and the first since the 2013-14 season.WOMEN’S TENNIS•    The Vikings wrapped up the 2015-16 season last weekend, falling in the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament. Cleveland State finished the spring season with a 14-9 dual match record.•    CSU captured its second Horizon League regular season title this year, cruising through the Horizon League schedule with an 8-1 record. The eight wins marked a program record for league victories in a single season.•    Three Vikings eclipsed the 50-win mark this season, as Mathilde Orange, Victoria Bensimon, and Princess Gbadamosi all joined the elite 50-win club.VIKING OF THE WEEKSusan Knight, Softball, Senior, Milan, OhioKnight went 4-0 with a 1.40 ERA in four apperances (three starts) last week. She had three complete game victories and earned a win in relief, working the final four innings of a 10 inning game at Oakland. Knight gave up eight runs (five earned) over 25 innings last week and fanned 24.OTHER TOP PERFORMERSBrian Etzkin: The women’s tennis coach was named the Horizon League Women’s Coach of the Year after leading CSU to the regular season title.Erica McNew: The senior softball player is hitting .500 this year with 35 runs, nine doubles, 13 homers, 47 RBI and a .914 slugging percentage.Isabella Spindler: The women’s tennis freshman was named to the All-Horizon League first team and was the League’s Freshman of the Year.THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULEFRIDAY, MAY 6Women’s Track at HL Championship, All DaySoftball hosts Green Bay, 3:00 pmSATURDAY, MAY 7Women’s Track at HL Championship, All DaySoftball hosts Green Bay, 12:00 pm (DH)SUNDAY, MAY 8Women’s Track at HL Championship, All Daycenter_img Related TopicsCleveland State Vikingslast_img read more

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Offensive Onslaught Propels No. 2 Argos

first_img Share Offensive Onslaught Propels No. 2 Argos Florence, Ala. — The offense really came alive Friday night for the No. 2 University of West Florida women’s soccer team as they downed the University of North Alabama 6-2. Marcela Franco and Shaneka Gordon led the attack for the Argos each scoring twice, while Jodi Galucci and Jordan Stone tacked on goals of their own in the victory. Trailing early in the match for only the second time all season, the Argos responded with five first half goals. The Lions Meaghan Brown scored the first goal in the match before Jodi Galucci answered in the 10th minute to knot the game up at one. Franco and Gordon then went one a tear, each scoring twice within eight minutes to give the Argos a 5-1 lead at the half. In the second half the Lions were able to put one in off the foot of Danielle Vaughan to pull within three. That is the first time all season the Argos defense has allowed two goals in one match. Stone netted her second goal of the season in the 82nd minute to give the Argos a 6-2 victory. West Florida led the shot count 19-4, putting seven of those on frame. The Argos return home this Sunday to face West Georgia in the Argos final home match of the season. During halftime of the match the Argos will honor their 2008 senior class. For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Top-ranked Men’s Golf Opens Spring Season at Matlock Collegiate Classic

first_imgLAKELAND, Fla. – The No. 1 ranked West Florida men’s golf team will open the spring portion of its 2015-16 season at the 35th annual Matlock Collegiate Classic Monday and Tuesday at Lone Palm Golf Club.The exceptionally-strong field features seven of the top eight teams in the country. Additionally, nine of the 15 participating teams are in the top-25 of Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll. Along with the Argonauts are defending national champion Nova Southeastern (ranked #3); last year’s national runner-up, Lynn (#8); 2015 national semifinalist Saint Leo (#2); and two other teams, Florida Southern (#5) and South Carolina-Aiken (#7), that also reached the match play portion of the National Finals. In addition to those five, the field includes 2013 and 2014 national champion Barry (#6), which placed 10th at last year’s National Finals.In fact, 23 of the last 27 national championship programs will be playing in this year’s Matlock Classic.Other top-25 teams competing in this year’s Matlock Classic are Florida Tech (#21) and Columbus State (#22), while Rollins, Georgia College and Valdosta State are all receiving votes in the national poll. Completing the field are Armstrong State, Eckerd, and St. Edward’s.The 75-player field will tour a par-72 course covering 7,065 yards. The tournament begins with a shotgun start Monday morning at 8 a.m. Eastern time. UWF will be paired with tournament-host Florida Southern and Nova Southeastern in the first two rounds, with those five groups teeing off holes one through four.Head coach Steve Fell’s lineup includes Jacob Huizinga, Henry Westmoreland IV, Chandler Blanchet, Christian Bosso and Talin Rajendranath.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Canfield Cardinals Hold Off North Olmsted Eagles 4-2 in Normandy Holiday Hockey Tournament

first_img 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. Matt Loede PARMA, OHIO – The Canfield Cardinals and North Olmsted Eagles played a classic back and forth affair Friday morning in Parma, as the Cardinals were just a bit better taking home a 4-2 win on the first day of the annual Bruce Anderson Normandy Holiday Hockey Tournament.The Cardinals, who last season went 9-8-0 in the White South of the GCHSHL, held on after scoring the go-ahead and winning goal with 5:05 to play in the second period. The third period was filled with a lot of chances on each side, but Canfield goalie Ben Janik was up to task, stopping 32 of 34 shots, including 11 in the final 15 minutes to earn the hard fought win.The Eagles, who went 15-7-0 and finished second to Strongsville in the Red South last season, got a solid effort in net from senior goalie Joey Warszawski, who himself was tough stopping 32 shots in the setback.The first period saw the Cardinals jump out first on a goal by Eli Dredge with just 2:10 into the contest to take an early 1-0 Cardinals lead. The assist went to Joe Scoleri on the goal.North Olmsted answered in quick fashion, as just 10 seconds later Shawn Donovan found the back of the net to tie the contest at one. The assist on the goal went to Riley Vertosnik and Jake Mlady.The Eagles took their only lead of the game less than two minutes later, with Jake Hirz scoring past Janik to make it a 2-1 North Olmsted lead with 10:39 to play first period. Again though the next goal came quick, as 19 seconds later it was Canfield tying the game at two, as Scoleri gained another point with the goal, getting the assist from Jonas Epp to make it 2-2.The two teams went the rest of the period without scoring, with the Eagles outshooting the Cardinals 12-10 in the first 15 minutes of play. The second period was nip and tuck with each team getting shots on net but not converting, and finally with 5:05 to play in the second, Brian Woak lit the lamp to give Canfield the one-goal edge at 3-2.The Cardinals outshot the Eagles 13-8 in the second for a two period total of 23-20 after 30 minutes.The final goal came with the Eagles going with a sixth attacker, as Alex Rusu won the puck at center ice and wristed it in for the final goal to make it 4-2 with eight seconds left. The Cardinals have a 6:35pm Saturday game as they will take on CVCA in another game in the holiday tourney. The Eagles will back on the ice against Chagrin Falls Saturday night. Click the Pages for Some Pics of the Action Between Canfield and North Olmsted! Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Related TopicsCanfield CardinalsNormandy Invaderslast_img read more

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