Ralli pursues group action for harassment against London firm

first_imgNational firm Ralli is seeking to pursue a group action for harassment against London firm ACS Law in relation to the handling of file-sharing cases. Ralli has called for individuals to contact the firm if they have received what it claims are ‘bullying’ letters from ACS Law. The legal action concerns letters sent by intellectual property lawyer Andrew Crossley, principal at ACS Law, in relation to alleged illegal sharing of films, games and songs over the internet. Ralli claims the letters sent by ACS demanded that recipients pay compensation, typically a sum of £500, or otherwise face being taken to court. Michael Forrester, a solicitor in Ralli’s intellectual property and harassment team, said: ‘The legal basis for the claims being made against these alleged file sharers involves complex legal and technical principles. These are extremely difficult for a lay person to understand and can often mean an innocent person is being pursued. ‘It can be incredibly upsetting for people to receive such letters and they may well have a claim of harassment against ACS Law, so I am urging them to come forward.’ The Solicitors Regulation Authority has referred Crossley to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, following an investigation which was triggered by complaints made to the SRA by consumer group Which? and others. Crossley said the letters sent by his firm were measured, and did not amount to bullying or harassment. He added: ‘We are operating in full compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct. We are acting on instructions from clients who have a legitimately held belief that an infringement of their copyright has occurred.’last_img read more

SRA has ’50 in-depth discussions’ with potential ABS applicants

first_imgThe Solicitors Regulation Authority has had ‘in-depth discussions’ with 50 firms and businesses looking at becoming alternative business structures, its chief executive Anthony Townsend told the Gazette last week. He also confirmed that the SRA hopes to be able to license ABSs ‘at the turn of the year’. Townsend said that in-depth discussions had been with a ‘wide variety’ of types of firm, some of which were not law firms. He added: ‘[There have been] a few very big players, and the Co-op is the big public one, but others are less public about it.’ The SRA chief added that the regulator has had about 500 general inquiries about becoming an ABS, but he suspected that a large proportion of these would come to nothing. The Legal Services Act will permit alternative business structures, which may be owned by non-lawyers, from 6 October. However, ABSs seeking to offer the full range of reserved legal services will not be able to gain an ABS licence until the SRA has been authorised as a licensing authority for the new business model, which Townsend said was expected ‘at the turn of the year’. The Council of Licensed Conveyancers will be able to authorise ABSs seeking to carry out more limited reserved legal activities from October. The SRA’s authorisation to become an ABS licensing authority was delayed by the need to obtain agreement from the Ministry of Justice in relation to the regulator’s right to examine the spent convictions of potential ABS owners. This has now been resolved. Delay was also caused by the SRA’s concern to ensure that, where an organisation appeals against an SRA decision not to grant it a licence, the SRA will be able to recover its costs if the appeal is unsuccessful. Townsend said that as some of the organisations applying for an ABS may be ‘extremely large and well funded’, and may have built up high legal costs in seeking an ABS licence, it was important that these costs should not be borne by the profession where the SRA’s decision was upheld on appeal. The MoJ has now agreed that appeals against SRA licensing decisions will be heard by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, so that costs can be recovered by the regulator when it wins a case. Meanwhile, Abbey Protection revealed last week that it plans to ‘take advantage of the opportunities’ afforded in ‘the deregulation of legal services’.last_img read more

Construction industry gossip: In your own words

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

James Cracknell is first celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2019

first_imgJames Cracknell is the first celebrity to depart the dance floor on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.Olympic gold medal-winning rower James and his partner Luba Mushtuk scored just 13 points with their Jive last night, and when the judges’ scores were combined with the viewers’ votes they found themselves in the dreaded dance-off against David James and Nadiya Bychkova.After both couples danced a second time, judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Bruno Tonioli all voted to save David and Nadiya, sending James and Luba home. Head judge Shirley Ballas also said she would have voted for David and Nadiya.When asked by presenter Tess Daly about his time on the show, James said: “Definitely enjoyed the last three days of the week as I got to grips with the steps and started to enjoy it. I’m enjoying it anyway, the luxury of being with someone so good and learning off them. I’m a way better dancer than I was two weeks ago. Luba’s been amazing with being so patient with a couple of left feet.”His partner Luba added: “I would like to say a huge thank you with all my heart to make this journey so amazing. You inspired me every day and I hope you inspire many more other people to start dancing.”The show also featured a spectacular flamenco-inspired routine from Strictly’s professional performers, set on the rooftops of Barcelona, as well as an appearance from chart-topping singer and songwriter Lewis Capaldi who performed his number one hit Someone You Loved.Strictly Come Dancing will return with a spectacular Movie Special on Saturday 5th October at 7.10pm, with the results show on Sunday 6th October at 7.15pm.last_img read more

West Florida Men’s Golf Finishes Bobcat Invitational in Fourth Place

first_img Share West Florida Men’s Golf Finishes Bobcat Invitational in Fourth Place Otto Bonning (Photo by Al Zacharka) center_img EATONTON, Ga. – After being tied for the lead coming into Tuesday’s final round, the West Florida men’s golf team shot a third round 306 for a total 888, but it wasn’t enough to hold on. The Argonauts dropped back three spots to finish the Bobcat Invitational hosted by No. 2 Georgia College & State in fourth place, just seven strokes from tournament winner No. 8 Lynn.Lynn, with whom the Argonauts were tied with following both the first and second rounds, shot a 299 after the final day to clinch first place with a total score of 881. Second place finisher Belmont Abbey came in with a 296, finishing two strokes behind Lynn at a combined 883. No. 5 Florida Southern jumped two spots from fifth to complete the top three, shooting a total 886 while No. 7 Lander finished one stroke back from UWF to round out the top five. Of the 10 ranked teams competing in the tournament, seven of which sit in the top-10 of the Golf World/Nike Division II Coaches’ Poll, only two managed to beat out West Florida. Tournament host No. 2 Georgia College & State placed sixth overall, while No. 1 Barry ended in eighth place. The Argonauts also topped two ranked Gulf South Conference rivals, including No. 22 Valdosta State who finished seventh and No. 4 North Alabama who placed 11th. The Argonauts had two players finish in the top-15 of the field individually, with junior Otto Bonning (Skanor, Sweden/Sundsgymnasiet) placing low overall for the team at a tie for sixth place. Bonning shot a final round 77 for a total 219, five strokes back from individual winner Peter Tarver Jones from Belmont Abbey. Freshman Blake Olson’s (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Catholic HS) consistent play allowed him to finish tied for 13th after a five-over 75 the last day, shooting a total 221 (73-73-75). Sophomores Ryan Black (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) and Jake Bradley (Milton, Fla./Pace HS) remained in a tie with one another after entering the third round both in 15th place, each shooting a seven-over 77 to finish  tied for 24th overall. Freshman Robbie Van Riper (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon HS) wrapped up the tournament in 88th place (79-80-89-248). The Argonauts will travel to their final tournament of the regular season April 5-6 when they head down to Miami Shores, Fla., to face No. 1 Barry in the Buccaneer Invitational at the Normandy Shores Golf Club. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#FINAL RESULTS: 1 Lynn University                         289 293 299 881 +41 2 Belmont Abbey                           307 280 296 883 +43 3 Florida Southern                        296 296 294 886 +46 4 West Florida, U. of                     289 293 306 888 +48 5 Lander University                       304 290 295 889 +49 6 Georgia College & St. U                 300 296 297 893 +53 7 Valdosta St. U.                         299 296 299 894 +54 8 Barry University                        302 292 301 895 +55 9 Columbus St.                            296 292 308 896 +56 10 Nova Southeastern U.                   305 294 299 898 +58 11 North Alabama, U. of                   299 296 306 901 +61 12 UNC Pembroke                           297 303 307 907 +67 13 Rollins College                        305 296 312 913 +73 14 South Carolina-Aiken                   307 303 306 916 +76 15 Clayton St.                            311 301 305 917 +77 16 North Greenville                       300 310 308 918 +7817 Carson-Newman Coll.                    311 319 305 935 +95T6 Otto Bonning                           71 71 77 219 +9T13 Blake Olson                           73 73 75 221 +11 T24 Ryan Black                            71 76 77 224 +14T24 Jake Bradley                          74 73 77 224 +14T88 Robbie Van Riper                      79 80 89 248 +38Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Berea-Midpark High School Boys Swimming Topples Lakewood High School 124-53

first_imgThe boys swimming team opened the month of December with a victory over Lakewood on Tuesday night. The Titans were victorious in all 12 events with a tally of 124-53.Caden Dees took first in the one meter six dives with his score of 188.65. Dees has placed first in all three meets so far this season.The boys opened up the night with a victory in the 200 Medley Relay. Ethan Barker, John Pinzon, Roman Wentzel and Eli Washburn finished the victory with their time of 2:01.04. The Titans were also successful in claiming first in the 200 Freestyle Relay, as Washburn, Jacob Walker, Wentzel and Colin Neumann finished the event in 1:44.51.Individually the Titans had four swimmers who had two first place finishes. Neumann was victorious in both the 200 Freestyle (2:03.30) as well as the 500 Freestyle (5:40.94). Barker raced to first place in the 200 IM (2:33.35) and the 100 Backstroke with his time of 1:09.16.In the 50 and 100 Freestyle events, Walker touched the wall first in both, with his times of 25.85 and 57.95 respectively. Pinzon picked up his victories in the 100 Butterfly (1:08.38) and the 100 Breaststroke (1:13.43).The Titans capped the sweep with a victory in the 400 Freestyle Relay. The team of Wentzel, Walker, Pinzon and Neumann finished the event and the night with a time of 3:56.01. Vince McKee Related TopicsBoys Swimminglast_img read more

Cats put up fight, fall in shootout with Cards

first_imgAfter losing the previous five games by an average of almost four touchdowns, Mark Stoops wanted to see more fight from his University of Kentucky football team in Saturday’s regular-season finale against rival Louisville. He got it, as the Wildcats staged an unforgettable, unconventional shootout with the 24th-ranked Cardinals.It might’ve been more vinegar than Stoops wanted, as players were involved in multiple skirmishes before and during the game, but perhaps all the pushing and shoving lit a fire for UK, which scored the game’s first 13 points and then answered U of L’s surge by retaking the lead twice in the fourth quarter. But in the end, the Cats had too little offense – they scored twice on defense – and no answer for star wide receiver DeVante Parker. The Cards escaped with a 44-40 win at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, a result not sealed until Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles’ interception in the final minute.“I was proud of the way our team fought,” Stoops said. “We had to play with a real edge about us and a real attitude about us today. There was no doubt about that. I challenged the guys pretty hard this week, and they responded, and they played. They left it all on the field.” INSTANT ANALYSIS: UK Governor’s Cup Notes INSTANT ANALYSIS: U of L Governor’s Cup notes GAME REWIND: Look back at the Cards’ 44-40 winBut now their season is over. Kentucky (5-7) lost its final six games, while the Cardinals (9-3) claimed the Governor’s Cup for the fourth straight year. After a 5-1 start, Stoops and the Wildcats could not find one more win to reach the program’s first bowl game since 2010.They came mighty close. True freshman tailback Stanley “Boom” Williams busted tackles and dragged defenders for a jaw-dropping, 14-yard touchdown run that gave UK a 40-37 lead with 5:31 remaining Saturday.“It’s very tough, just to feel like you’re a fingertip away,” said senior defensive tackle Mike Douglas, whose 30-yard touchdown return of a fumble forced by fellow senior Bud Dupree also gave the Cats a late lead, 33-28 with 9:32 to go. “Just felt really, really close.” It stings maybe even a little more that Kentucky was done in by an unexpected hero and Lexington native, Kyle Bolin, U of L’s redshirt freshman, third-string quarterback who entered for an injured Reggie Bonnafon in the second quarter. Bolin had attempted just seven collegiate passes and then completed 21 of 31 for 381 yards and three touchdowns against the Cats. What we learned in Louisville football’s game against KentuckyBut it helps to have Parker. All three of Bolin’s scoring strikes went to the dazzling senior, who reached the end zone from 45, 33 and 45 yards. Parker also set up the winning touchdown – a 5-yard run by Brandon Radcliff with 2:47 remaining – with a 26-yard catch.He finished with six receptions for 180 yards and afterward Stoops was in awe. “Just an exceptional player,” Kentucky’s coach said. “He is a special, special football player and really made plays when he had to for his football team.”Parker’s last touchdown came right on the heels of Douglas’ scoop and score, reclaiming the lead for Louisville. UK’s defense forced four turnovers and scored two touchdowns – the first coming on cornerback Fred Tiller’s 40-yard interception return late in the first half. The Wildcats also blocked a punt to set up a field goal. Other than that, and a spectacular performance by Williams, Kentucky had trouble moving the ball. Towles finished 14 of 29 for 176 yards and two interceptions. Williams ran 18 times for 126 yards and two scores. His first touchdown was an electric, 11-yard cutback run to give UK a 13-0 lead with 12:39 to go. The defense helped stake that lead by forcing three three-and-outs and picking off a pass on U of L’s first four possessions. Later, Williams’ second score looked like it might’ve delivered a victory.“It was just determination,” he said. “I saw those guys coming and put my head down and just kept driving my feet and tried to put my team in the best position to get a win.” UK had a chance to put the Cards away right after that score, but safety Marcus McWilson dropped an easy interception, prolonging Louisville’s decisive drive. “There are several plays that are really going to haunt us,” Stoops said. “We had our opportunities … right down to the bitter end.” Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. 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Wanna be a mad scientist?

first_imgMCM0313 Followers 0 You know what they say… So, this website (not the one we’re on now…this one: http://teamcolors.arc90.com) has Pantone and RGB color coordinates for every Big 4 team as well as some soccer teams. This leads me to wonder…what would be some good combos of different teams’ colors? Here are some of my ideas (RGB coordinates in parentheses):Primary: Redskins burgundy (63-16-16)Secondary: Titans light blue (68-149-210)Tertiary: None(This would also work with the primary and secondary reversed.)Primary: Cowboys’ silver-blue-green (186-202-211)Secondary: NoneTertiary: None(I wanted to combine this with the Eagles’ midnight green, but according to this site the Cowboys’ silver-blue-green is also a minor complementary color of the Eagles’—like, their fourth color. Weird.)Primary: Celtics’ green (0-131-72)Secondary: Seahawks’ navy (0-21-50)Tertiary: Milwaukee Bucks’ cream (240-235-210)Primary: Sunderland FC’s gold (166-138-38)Secondary: Tampa Bay Rays’ light blue (158-206-238)Tertiary: NonePrimary: Athletics’ green (0-56-49)Secondary: Buccaneers’ orange (255-121-0)Tertiary: SF Giants’ cream (255-253-208)Anyway, I’d just like to see football teams in some of these combos. I’m weird, I know. Incidentally—and I already knew this, but this page reminded me—NFL teams often share colors, because the league limits them to one unique color per team. Thus, the Falcons and Giants have the same shade of red, the Jets and Packers have the same shade of green, etc. Although, the Dolphins seem to have gotten around this rule somehow, because their aqua and coral are both unique colors in the NFL. 0 Wanna be a mad scientist? 2,591 Followers 0 Location:Ohio By MCM0313, October 5, 2015 in Sports Logo News MCM0313 Share this post 2,591 Share on other sites All Activity 2,591 2,591 Sports Logo News Share this post 2,302 Recommended Posts Posted October 6, 2015 Posted October 7, 2015 Wanna be a mad scientist? Dynasty Share on other sites Go To Topic Listing 3,530 posts This topic is now closed to further replies. Sports Logo News Share on other sites 2,302 2,302 SportsLogos.Net center_img 0 Sports Logos Forums Home Forums Home Location:Ohio Members Members Sign in to follow this   2,591 MCM0313 3,530 posts Members 3,203 posts Link to post All Activity Dynasty Favourite Logos:Indianapolis Colts; Kansas City Chiefs; Green Bay Packers; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ohio State; UCLA script; Tulane; Portland Trail Blazers; most of MLB’s “interlocking letters” logos; Seattle Mariners. The Dolphins “coral” isn’t really coral to me anymore. It’s more of just a bright orange now, which I guess isn’t particularly a bad thing, but the shade they used back in the 70’s was better.BTW the link isn’t working.Oh, I agree it’s not really coral, but they still wear a different shade of orange than anyone else in the league. You’re right that the link isn’t working. That’s bizarre.http://teamcolors.arc90.comThe Dolphins “coral” isn’t really coral to me anymore. It’s more of just a bright orange now, which I guess isn’t particularly a bad thing, but the shade they used back in the 70’s was better.BTW the link isn’t working.Oh, I agree it’s not really coral, but they still wear a different shade of orange than anyone else in the league. You’re right that the link isn’t working. That’s bizarre.http://teamcolors.arc90.comThere. Now it works. 0 Share this post SportsLogos.Net MCM0313 Link to post Sign in to follow this   Favourite Logos:Indianapolis Colts; Kansas City Chiefs; Green Bay Packers; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ohio State; UCLA script; Tulane; Portland Trail Blazers; most of MLB’s “interlocking letters” logos; Seattle Mariners. The Dolphins “coral” isn’t really coral to me anymore. It’s more of just a bright orange now, which I guess isn’t particularly a bad thing, but the shade they used back in the 70’s was better.BTW the link isn’t working. 2,591 Sports Logos Posted October 5, 2015 Location:Right over there Link to post Wanna be a mad scientist?last_img read more

Georgi Todorov: Sirakov entered the locker room and said that there…

first_imgLevski head coach Georgi Todorov shared after the success over Vitosha Bistritsa with 2: 1 in the control that he is satisfied with what he saw, but his team is far from what he wants. The 64-year-old coach revealed that Nasko Sirakov was in the locker room of the “blues” and told the players that there is light in the tunnel.“I’m happy, of course I’m happy with the match. I wanted to see if there was a change in the monotonous pace at which we played the matches. There is a change, but we are far from what I want. It’s hard for me to tell you which players will stay. for the first match. I hope there will be a stir next week “, Todorov shared after the match.“If it weren’t for Sirakov, I might not have agreed to lead the team. I will be here until things stabilize. I said he has to find a young suitable coach. For me, the best choice is Stanimir Stoilov,” he said. another 64-year-old specialist.As far as I understand, there will be some light on Monday, the boys’ salaries will start to be paid. By no means is the situation rosy. Now they are calmer, because yesterday Sirakov entered the locker room and told them that there was some light. They believe in Sirakov. I hope they do not mislead Sirakov, because if they mislead him and it does not happen, this is the end of Levski “, admitted the coach of the” blues “.“We need central defenders and people in the middle of the field. If Nigel and Stanislav Ivanov stay we will solve the problems in attack. But we need central defenders and we need people in the center of the field. We have ten days until the match with Beroe. I hope there is Next week we will decide on the goalkeeper, because Georgi Georgiev surprised us with his decision. Niki Mihailov lost about 22 kg, but there is still something to be desired. During the training I see that he is extremely ambitious. I will be happy for him to come back the way he was years ago. He is important for the team. The teenagers got involved well, but it is difficult to do with teenagers. with young it will be difficult.Stanislav Ivanov has a problem with his legs, he trains twice today. I have the assurance of the doctors that he can be ready for the first match “, revealed Todorov.last_img read more

Hložek takes the nomination as a dream come true and would…

first_imgAdam Hložek takes the premiere invitation to the Czech national A-team for the September matches of the League of Nations in Slovakia and Scotland as a dream come true and an additional gift for his recent 18th birthday. The Spartan striker in front of the upcoming duels is also motivated by the opportunity to become the youngest player in an independent national team history. “It’s definitely beautiful to be here. It’s such a dream come true, to see a player here that I watched on TV two years ago. It’s definitely such an extra birthday present.” said Hložek after the noon meeting of the team in Prague in a recording for the media.The Spartan offensive universal is one of the greatest talents of Czech football, and its nomination for the national team has been talked about for a long time.“I think it definitely came at the right time, or I hope so. Now Sparta and I are up, I think the performance of us all has increased. I hope to transfer it to the national team,” said Hložek, who reached the age of majority at the end of July.If he intervenes in the game against Scotland on Friday or on Monday, he will become the youngest representative in history. The current record is held by Jan Polák, who jumped at the age of 18, one month and 14 days. “I have to say I was looking at this milestone and it’s definitely beautiful. It’s definitely a motivation,” Hložek remarked.In the current selection, he is one of three Spartans alongside returnee and captain Bořek Dočkal and stopper Ondřej Čelůstka. Both help him at the first meeting. “We talked about it with the boys. I came to the meeting with Ondra Čelůstka, he helped me from the beginning. But I think it will be all right.” stated Hložek.The team also includes eight players from Slavia, Sparta’s main rival. “I don’t think any rivalry between Sparta and Slavia is resolved at the national level. We’re all here for one goal,” Hložek said with a smile.In Sparta, which has won both previous first league rounds of the season, he started to attack instead of from the wing. “From the beginning, when I started playing football, I played in the attack on the tip. I think I felt the best there. So yes, I feel the best there.” said Hlozek.Before leaving for the meeting, he had fun with his Spartan teammate Lukáš Štetina, who is not missing in the nomination of Friday’s opponent Slovakia. “Lukáš and I stabbed ourselves. He said that if I happened to board, he’d play it off the floor, he wouldn’t spare me. I’d rather keep quiet.” Hložek added with a laugh.last_img read more