Howard Kennedy and four solicitors taken to SDT

first_imgThe Solicitors Regulation Authority today confirmed it is prosecuting top-100 firm Howard Kennedy – and four individuals – for alleged breaches of accounts rules.The regulator alleges that the London firm committed breaches of the rules from 2009 to early 2015, and for the last three years of that period failed to put in place adequate measures to prevent rule breaches.The allegations are not related to the misappropriation or misapplication of client money, the SRA said. A further allegation is that from April 2012 the firm was aware that an employee had breached accounts rules but failed to report it until February 2015.In separate notices, the SRA confirms it is prosecuting the firm’s head of development and projects Mark Johnstone, partners Paul Amandini and Eric Gummers and Christopher Langford, former managing partner of City firm Amhurst Brown Colombotti before it merged with Howard Kennedy in 2003.Gummers is alleged to have committed accounts rules breaches between 2011 and 2014, and separate accounts rules breaches between 2011 and 2015 whilst acting in a second matter which concerned a family settlement of which he was a beneficiary.Langford faces three charges: accounts rules breaches between 2009 and 2012; separate breaches between 2012 and 2015 and thereby breaching three SRA principles; and from November 2013 rendering professional services to a client as a solicitor whilst also being the sole shareholder of a company which was receiving remuneration from that client for services rendered to him otherwise than in course of legal practice.Amandini is alleged to have breached accounts rules between 2011 and 2014, while Johnstone is charged with breaches dated from April 2014 to July 2014.The allegations are subject to a hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and are as yet unproven. The firm declined to comment.last_img read more

Cricket News Kyle Jamieson, Six Feet Eight Inches Tall Pacer Likely To Make ODI Debut Vs India

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: He is six feet eight inches tall. At 25 years, the youngster made a big impression during the ongoing series between New Zealand A and India A. In three games, he took six wickets and his haul of 4/49 in the final game helped New Zealand A win by five runs to win the series 2-1. For Auckland in the Super Smash T20, he was in great form by taking eight wickets from six matches at an average of 16 but at a slightly expensive economy rate of 9.4. With injuries ravaging the New Zealand national team, Jamieson has been included in the squad for the three-match ODI series which begins on February 5.Nicknamed Killa, the towering Jamieson has been using his height to good effect in the domestic circuit, bouncing out batsmen. While he was coming through the ranks following an impressive performance in the 2014 U-19 World Cup, the Black Caps tweeted in 2016: “Move over Two Metre Peter! Meet NZ’s new tallest cricketer Kyle Jamieson 2.03 metres (6’8) in jandals”. In four matches for New Zealand, he took seven wickets at an average of 23 and an economy rate of 4.5.Jamieson will come into the ODI side that will be missing the services of Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry. Boult suffered a fractured hand after being hit on the arm by a Mitchell Starc bouncer in Melbourne while Ferguson has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since the Perth Test. Henry, on the other hand, suffered an injury in his finger during the Sydney Test as New Zealand endured a torrid time in Australia, losing 0-3.Changes Galore In The SideThe Black Caps will rely on Tim Southee’s experience, while Colin de Grandhomme returns to the squad after being left out for the last two T20Is. Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner will be the all-round options. Meanwhile, spinner Ish Sodhi has been included in the squad for only the first ODI in Hamilton. He will be released for the second unofficial ‘Test’ between India A and New Zealand A in Christchurch on February 7.Kyle Jamieson played for Auckland in the Super Smash tournament and was part of the 2014 Under-19 World Cup. (Image credit: Getty Images)Coach Gary Stead said his team was aware of the task at hand and looked up to his batsmen to step up. “We’ve seen from the Twenty20 series (India) are clearly as strong as ever,” Stead said. “While the bowling line-up has a fresh look, the batting is very settled and we’ll likely have the same top eight batsmen from the World Cup finals. Tim Southee has an important job leading our new look pace attack, which has a huge opportunity against some of the very best batsmen in the world.”Also Read | Rohit Sharma Does A Double Javed Miandad As India Clinch Series In Super Over Thriller In HamiltonThis will be the first encounter between the two sides ever since the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final in Old Trafford. Williamson smashed 67 and New Zealand notched up 239 before an inspired spell from Henry and Boult helped New Zealand win the match by 18 runs and qualify for the final.ODI squad: Kane Williamson (capt), Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi (1st ODI), Tim Southee, Ross Taylorlast_img read more

It’s a full-blown crisis as Proteas are whitewashed in Ranchi

first_imgThe Proteas, almost appropriately, lost the third and final Test against India by an innings and 202 runs in Ranchi on Monday.They did so within three and a bit days.Those are the only specifics required for this latest embarrassment, because it simply doesn’t matter anymore what happened at JCA Stadium.South African cricket is in a full-blown crisis.You will be exposed to numerous leading figures citing “mitigating factors” for the Proteas’ whitewash – the situation is too dire to naively just look for excuses.They’ll say the national team embraces accountability for this shambolic outcome, but…India is a tough place to tour.India have won 11th successive Test series at home, a run that stretches back to late 2012.The team is in transition.The coaching staff have interim gigs.South Africa lost 3-0 in India in 2015 with a more experienced team.The last-mentioned “fact” will probably be the cornerstone of apologists’ argument for giving this team some slack.After all, a batting line-up of Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and JP Duminy couldn’t total more than 214 in seven innings, a run that included being dismissed for 79 in that series’ third Test.It’s a pitiful argument.India unapologetically prepared turning dust bowls in the hope of obliterating South Africa’s jittery batsman by exploiting their weakness against spin.That undeniably worked as the Indian tweakers took 61 of the 70 Protea wickets that fell in that series.And to illustrate just how dodgy those surfaces were, India only passed 300 once in seven innings.Even without a dynamic spin duo like R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, the South African attack plugged away to take 53 wickets.South Africa’s resistance felt so futile four years ago, but at least they still tried.2019’s vintage can only dream of having that group’s guts and determination.And they simply can’t argue that conditions have been against them.The Proteas attack didn’t bowl out India ONCE in this series – the “lowest” total they conceded was the hosts’ DECLARATION at 323/5 in the first Test.India’s spinners were prominent in this series, but the Indian seamers of Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav played starring roles.Meanwhile, the Proteas’ bowling unit has generally looked toothless and conceded an average four runs per over across all innings.If Shami and Yadav could combine for 24 wickets, then how on earth did the South African seamers struggle so badly?There wasn’t any evidence of the attack adapting or improving, instead relying on Kagiso Rabada to deliver the odd inspired spell, only to lose the plot the next.It is a generally inexperienced attack, but their stoic approach suggests little coaching has been done on this trip.South Africa’s batting has been an Achilles heel for years now, a situation allowed to spin out of control due to the insistence on cultivating seamer-friendly pitches for home matches.But that’s a debate on its own.The other elephant in the room is whether this Test team is really all that inexperienced.Elgar, Du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rabada, Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj have a combined 330 caps in the five-day format between them.That’s more than half of the members of what can be regarded as the first-choice XI.And what about team spirit?What does Rabada and De Kock’s war of (swear) words in the second Test tell us about unity?Aiden Markram breaks his wrist by himself because of a “moment of frustration”.What is the level of emotional intelligence of this squad?Can you blame interim team director Enoch Nkwe for not taking enough control?The poor guy was handed an assignment that put him on a hiding to nothing (and it’s surely a tad unfair to lambast him for taking the gig).The fact of the matter is that Cricket South Africa’s wayward governance is eroding the standing and competitiveness of the sport locally.Yes, the federation has had numerous internal crises before, but for the first time it’s directly affecting proceedings on the field too.CSA’s controversial change to the structure of domestic cricket threatens to affect the livelihoods of at least 70 players.The South African Cricketers Association (Saca) and CSA are in court over those changes as well as the true state of the governing body’s finances, thought to be in a state of disarray.The players have lost their champion, Saca CEO Tony Irish, to England.Last week, after a protracted battle, CSA finally stated it will pay the R2 million in arrears for Saca members that played in last season’s Mzansi Super League T20.One report said that intervention only came after Saca threatened to go public.There’s no more buffer between administrative chaos and the players anymore.It now goes hand-in-hand … and we should be fearful.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

‘Sorry’ burglar leaves a note

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A PAKENHAM teenager dubbed the “sorry burglar” failed to apologise his way out of police charges last…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Discussion on bushfire prevention plan

first_imgBy Aneeka Simonis POTENTIAL roadside fire hazards will be removed in preparation for bushfire season. Grass on either side of…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mayor’s wheely grateful

first_imgThis year’s National Meals on Wheels Day saw Baw Baw Shire thank its 300 volunteers. On 30 August, Baw Baw…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

United earn least Champs Lge cash of any English club as Liverpool top list

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED raked in less cash than any other English club in the Champions League this season.North West rivals Liverpool claimed the biggest haul – and will extend their lead as they aim to win the title.4 Ian Rush and Roma sporting director Ramon Monchi shake hands after the semi-final drawCredit: AFP or licensorsEnglish clubs split a whopping £119million this season – the most of any country – due to the mega-money BT Sport deal.The kitty is allocated in a 50-50 split, with half based on a club’s position in their domestic league last campaign and the rest based on Champions League performance.Liverpool have already earned £57m from their semi-final run and that would rise to £72m if they go all the way.Chelsea are just behind on £55m thanks to their title triumph, while Manchester City are on £54m.Most read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesPicturedSOR SUBJECTNeymar’s ex-girlfriend Soraja Vucelic almost pops out of dress in steamy selfie4Tottenham come in £2m behind the Citizens, with United making just £37m as they qualified through the Europa League.Old Trafford chiefs are still sitting on a fortune due to the club’s world-leading commercial deals.GARR OF HONOUR Manchester City cleared of any wrongdoing over controversial signing of Argentine wonderkid Benjamin GarreBut the failure in Europe could hit the coffers slightly as Jose Mourinho looks to build this summer.The Special One has already vowed not to get into a transfer war with City, explaining: “We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy.4 Jose Mourinho may find a little less in his piggy bank this summerCredit: PA:Press Association4 While Jurgen Klopp will hope to be handed a bumper transfer kittyCredit: Getty – Contributor”We are just trying to improve a little bit more. That’s what we are going to try.”Everybody will try to improve – like we did from last season.”Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second.”Next season, we are going to try to improve, but let’s see what happens.”Maybe also City will invest massively and they don’t let the others close the gap to them, I don’t know.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp talks on hosting Bournemouth in EPL and drawing AS Roma in UCL semi-finalslast_img read more

Crime on the rise in Lamaha Gardens

first_imgDear Editor,The residents of Lamaha Gardens are deeply concerned over the escalating crime situation that has been plaguing the community over the last few months. It is believed that criminals scout the residential community during the day and mark their targets to hit at night. One alleged criminal moves around with a variety of tools and is believed to be armed.As recent as three nights ago, Police responded to a call of an attempted break-in at a home in Kamoa Street, but unfortunately were unable to apprehend the suspect. However, a bag of tools and a bicycle were taken into to custody by the Police.Video surveillance from several residents show that it is the same person doing the robberies that take place mostly during midnight to wee hours in the morning. Photos of this person are now showing up in a Bel Air Park break-in or attempted break-in. Ashton Chase is one of the latest victims. Residents have decided to take all necessary action to ensure the sanctity of their once quiet and safe community is restored; they are in the process of engaging the relevant authorities to get support for the action they intent to take.Sincerely,Raquel Thomas-Caesarlast_img read more

Disney Junior’s Vampirina Coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!If you have a little one in your house who watches Disney Junior, then you already know who Vampirina is. And I bet you’ve been wondering if your kiddos can meet her in the parks. Well, soon, they will be able to be, right in time for the Halloween season!Vampirina will be arriving at Disney California Adventure starting September 7, and in addition, Vee, as she is known, will also be making special appearances during the Frightfully Fun Parade at Mickey’s Halloween Party which is offered on select nights from September 19 through October 31. That’s not all though, as later this year, she will also join the cast of “Disney Junior Dance Party!”Walt Disney World Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Vampirina at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, starting on September 30. She will be joining her Disney Junior pals for breakfast at Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood and Vine. Then, later this fall, you’ll have a chance to meet her in the Animation Courtyard, and she’ll be part of the fun at the upcoming “Disney Junior Dance Party!”Who is excited to get to meet Vampirina this fall?last_img read more

It’s all happening…

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#web richard macmanus Related Posts Sorry for lack of updates recently, I’ve been busy getting married 🙂 I see othershave been busy too – Mike Arrington’s expanded theCrunch empire with a new mobile blog called MobileCrunch, Susan Mernit’s been hired byYahoo! (does this mean I get my name on the 5ive page now? ;-)), Ben Barren’slaunching an Aussie blog search engine called gnoos (Ben and I have also got plans for a mediaempire – we’re good at that in this part of the world!), and Umair Haque has been writinga fantastic series of articles on new mediaeconomics and edgecompetencies (which I’ve been poring over in what little spare time I’ve had recently– see also Keith Teare’s The first lawof RSS post). It’s all happening, as cricket commentator Bill Lawry likes tosay…This week I’m back to work and blogging, then the week after I’m off to MicrosoftSearch Champs. Sadly, the honeymoon has to wait 🙁center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more