May 8

Scoreboard roundup — 10/27/19

first_img Written by Beau Lund October 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/27/19center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFSHouston 7, Washington 1NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOklahoma City 120, Golden State 92Memphis 134, Brooklyn 133 — OTPortland 121, Dallas 119Minnesota 116, Miami 109L.A. Lakers 120, Charlotte 98 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEFlorida 6, Edmonton 2St. Louis 5, Detroit 4 — OTChicago 5, Los Angeles 1NY Islanders 5, Philadelphia 3Boston 7, NY Rangers 4Ottawa 5, San Jose 2Vegas 5, Anaheim 2NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUESeattle 27, Atlanta 20Indianapolis 15, Denver 13New Orleans 31, Arizona 9L.A. Chargers 17, Chicago 16L.A. Rams 24, Cincinnati 10Jacksonville 29, NY Jets 15Detroit 31, NY Giants 26Tennessee 27, Tampa Bay 23Philadelphia 31, Buffalo 13San Francisco 51, Carolina 13Houston 27, Oakland 24New England 27, Cleveland 13Green Bay 31, Kansas City 24Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 3

Jackson Kelly PLLC Highly Ranked Nationally

first_imgJackson Kelly PLLC Highly Ranked Nationally and in Metro Areas by 2018 U.S. News-Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’CHARLESTON, W.Va. – (Nov. 1, 2017) – Jackson Kelly PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been highly ranked in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” including national Tier 1 recognition – the highest possible ranking – in the areas of Mining Law and Natural Resource Law.The firm also received a national ranking in Energy Law, as well as 78 Metropolitan area rankings from “Best Law Firms, which is collaboration between U.S. News & World Report and the prestigious “Best Lawyers” peer review guide. For its eighth annual edition, “Best Law Firms” ranked U.S. law firms in 75 major legal practice areas nationally and in 122 practice areas across 186 metro areas.“We are proud that Jackson Kelly has again been recognized by ‘Best Law Firms’ as one of the top firms in the nation and in cities and regions where our attorneys are based,” said Ellen S. Cappellanti, the firm’s Managing Member. “These accolades reinforce our commitment to provide high caliber services to our corporate and public clients.”Jackson Kelly received the following Tier 1 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan area rankings:Tier 1 – Akron, OhioLitigation – ConstructionTier 1 – Charleston, W.Va.Administrative / Regulatory LawBanking and Finance LawBankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization LawCommercial LitigationCorporate Compliance LawCorporate LawEmployee Benefits (ERISA) LawEmployment Law – ManagementEnergy LawEnvironmental LawFinancial Services Regulation LawHealth Care LawInsurance LawLegal Malpractice Law – DefendantsLitigation – Banking & FinanceLitigation – BankruptcyLitigation – EnvironmentalLitigation – Labor & EmploymentLitigation – Mergers & AcquisitionsMass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – DefendantsMediationMedical Malpractice Law – DefendantsMergers & Acquisitions LawMining LawNatural Resources LawPersonal Injury Litigation – DefendantsProduct Liability Litigation – DefendantsProject Finance LawPublic Finance LawTax LawWorkers’ Compensation Law – EmployersTier 1 – ColoradoEnergy LawMining LawTier 1 – EvansvilleEnvironmental LawHealth Care LawTier 1 – IndianapolisWorkers’ Compensation Law – EmployersTier 1 – Lexington, Ky.Construction LawEnvironmental LawMass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – DefendantsProduct Liability Litigation – DefendantsTier 1 – Morgantown, W.Va.Commercial Finance LawCommercial LitigationEmployment Law – ManagementHealth Care LawLabor Law – ManagementLitigation – Labor & EmploymentLitigation – Trusts & EstatesTrusts & Estates LawWorkers’ Compensation Law – EmployersTier 1 – PittsburghMining LawNatural Resources LawFOOTNOTES: Firms on the “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Rankings also are determined through additional information provided by law firms as part of the submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in the annual “The Best Lawyers in America,” which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.Client Focus, Industry Insight, National Reputation. Jackson Kelly PLLC is a national law firm with more than 160 attorneys located in twelve offices throughout Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. Focusing on clients’ industry-specific needs, the Firm serves a wide variety of corporate and public clients and enjoys a national reputation in business, labor and employment, litigation, government contracts, tax, safety and health, permitting, natural resource and environmental law.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

March 2

Mavis Staples Announces Ben Harper-Produced LP, ‘We Get By’, Shares Lead Single, “Change” [Listen]

first_imgMavis Staples has announced the forthcoming release of her next studio album, We Get By. The 11-track studio effort was co-produced by Ben Harper, who also composed each of the songs featured on We Get By, which is scheduled to arrive on May 13th via ANTI-Records.Related: Barack Obama, Decorated Playlist Curator & Former POTUS, Shares List Of Favorite Songs Of 2018This isn’t the first time that Staples and Harper have teamed up to write and record new material, as the two collaborated on “Love And Trust” from Staples’ last studio album, 2016’s Livin’ on a High Note. Harper also performs on the album’s title track. The album’s cover photo, titled, “Outside Looking In”, was taken by late Civil Rights leader, Gordon Parks.Staples also shared the first single set to appear on We Get By to go with Wednesday’s album announcement. The song, simply titled, “Change”, hears the veteran singer stepping up to the mic alongside the grit of an electric guitar as she sings out powerful and affirming lyrics, “What good is freedom if we haven’t learned to be free/Day after day, year after year/We’re gonna change around here.” Fans can listen to Mavis’ new single below:Mavis Staples – “Change”[Video: ANTI-Records]“These songs are delivering such a strong message,” Staples added in a statement about her forthcoming release. “We truly need to make a change if we want this world to be better.”Staples’ 2019 concert schedule continues to fill up with upcoming appearances at events including New Orleans Jazz Fest, Willie Nelson‘s Luck Reunion, Pitchfork Music Festival, and the inaugural Shoals Fest. Staples will also be joined by a mix of friends and musical colleagues at the trio of Mavis & Friends shows in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles come May for the singers upcoming 80th birthday.Fans can click here to pre-order We Get By ahead of its May 13th release.We Get By Tracklisting1. Change2. Anytime3. We Get By (Feat. Ben Harper)4. Brothers And Sisters5. Heavy On My Mind6. Sometime7. Never Needed Anyone8. Stronger9. Chance On Me10. Hard To Leave11. One More ChangeView Album Tracklisting Dates[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

March 1

To market, to market

first_imgThe sights, smells, and tastes of summer were again on full display outside Harvard’s Science Center.Baskets full of bright red strawberries and raspberries and overflowing with sugar snap peas, baby carrots, radishes, jars of amber honey, flavored chocolate, fresh-baked goods, and homemade ice cream were all part of the tantalizing mix that marked the beginning of the four-month farmers’ market season at Harvard on Tuesday (June 15).Each year Harvard hosts the Farmers’ Market at Harvard and the Harvard Allston Farmer’s Market.“Harvard’s farmers’ markets are two fresh examples of a wide variety of Harvard programs that serve our University community and our neighbors and enliven and enrich the communities around us,” said Christine Heenan, vice president for public affairs and communications.The popular weekly events, managed by Harvard University Hospitality & Dining Services, serve Harvard and its neighbors with a range of products from nearby farms, bakeries and specialty vendors. The setups include music, cooking demonstrations with chefs from Cambridge and Boston restaurants, and special activities for children.Thanks to some early help from Mother Nature, this year the farmers’ stalls are bursting with produce. A dry late spring and absence of frost has meant an abundance of crops.“We’ve had delightful [growing] weather,” said Alex Pollock, owner of Silverbrook Farms in Dartmouth, Mass., whose stall was filled with produce such as lettuce, tomato plants and sugar snap peas. Pollock was one of the first farmers to sign up for the Harvard-run market five years ago and said that of the 12 farmers’ markets he now takes part in, Harvard’s ranks at the top.“The Harvard community really supports the market, and they really enjoy it.”For Cambridge resident Alex Loud, the chance to have a local farmers’ market in his backyard means summer is just a walk down the street.“I feel emotionally the world very much through my mouth,” said Loud, who loves summer corn and tomatoes and heads Slow Food Boston, a group that supports locally grown and sustainable food. “The fresh produce available here just makes me feel attached to season. The market is a great for the community.”The Harvard market is located outside the Science Center near the corner of Oxford and Kirkland streets. Recently voted one of the top five farmers’ markets in Boston in the current issue of the Improper Bostonian magazine, the market runs every Tuesday from 12:30 to 6 p.m. through October.Special events at the Allston market include live music on the first Friday of every month, cooking demonstrations and free tastings, and screenings of food films at the Harvard Allston Education Portal at 175 North Harvard St.This year, visitors to the Harvard market also can enjoy handmade cheeses from Narragansett Creamery of Providence, R.I. Stow Greenhouses of Stow, Mass., is another new addition in Cambridge and will sell its special variety of hybrid lilies biweekly.Homemade pastas and fresh cheeses are now part of the weekly offerings at the Allston market, provided by its new pasta vendor Fior d’Italia Pasta & Cheese from Manchester Center, Vt.The Allston market begins this Friday, June 18, and will run every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. until Oct. 29. Located at the intersection of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue, the market is co-managed by the Allston Development Group. Parking is available at 219 Western Ave.“I hear people talk about how much they appreciate that we bring local produce to their area,” said Katie Newton, who works for Lanni Orchards of Lunenburg, Mass., and likes to share produce information and cooking tips with her customers at the Cambridge market.“I love telling people about a certain product, how to cook it, what it tastes like, what it’s called, and giving them recipes. … It’s awesome.”For more information visit: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cambridge-Allston-MA/Harvard-Farmers-Markets/94345893921?ajaxpipe=1&__a=10last_img read more

January 18

Ben Davis, Kerstin Anderson & Ashley Brown Join Sound of Music Tour

first_imgClimb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, till you find your dream cast! Broadway alum Ben Davis and newcomer Kerstin Anderson will headline the previously announced tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, as Captain Georg von Trapp and Maria Rainer, respectively. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, this brand new production of The Sound of Music will officially launch at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in September, before continuing to cities across the country.“I’ve always believed Maria was a ‘star-making’ part, rather than the leading role we remember from the movies; so I went looking for someone with star-making magic,” said director O’Brien, in a statement. “And in through the audition door one day walked Kerstin Anderson, still studying at Pace University in New York. She opened her mouth, she sang and the tears welled up in my eyes. If ever there were an enchanting young woman standing on the brink of discovery—this was it! And now, the discovery is about to be all of ours!”In addition to Davis and Anderson, The Sound of Music will feature Broadway favorite Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) as The Mother Abbess, Merwin Foard as Max Detweiler, Teri Dale Hansen as Elsa Schraeder, Dan Tracy as Rolf and Paige Silvester as Liesl. The von Trapp children will be played by Erich Schuett (Friedrich), Maria Knasel (Louisa), Quinn Erickson (Kurt), Svea Johnson (Brigitta), Mackenzie Currie (Marta) and Audrey Bennett (Gretl).The ensemble includes Carey Rebecca Brown, Ron Brown, Caitlin Burke, Christopher Carl, Kyla Carter, Austin Colby, Daniella Dalli, Elisabeth Evans, Donna Garner, Meghan Hales, Adam Hill, Jenavene Hester, Jeremy Lanuti, Darren Matthias, Kelly McCormick, Julia Osborne, Andrea Ross, Brent Schindele and Jim Schubin.Featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a libretto by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, The Sound of Music tells the story of the musical von Trapp family and the nun who becomes their nanny and eventual step-mother. Set in Austria on the eve of World War II, the score includes favorites such as the title song, “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” This new production will feature scenic design by Douglas Schmidt, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Ken Travis.The show’s original Broadway mounting earned it the Best Musical Tony Award and the film based on the show won five Academy Awards including Best Picture. The Sound of Music Live!, starring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra MacDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle, aired on NBC in December 2013 to huge ratings. View Commentslast_img read more

October 19

Europe locks down as global virus panic spreads

first_imgWith European nations already closing their borders, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she would ask the leaders of the bloc’s Schengen-free border zone to stop all non-essential into the area.”Concretely, all trips between non-European countries and EU countries will be suspended for 30 days,” Macron said in his address.This follows a ban on inbound travel to the United States, whose President Donald Trump steeled the nation for a fight against the virus that he warned could last months. European leaders are set to ban non-essential travel into the continent on Tuesday, the latest drastic attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic that has upended society, battered markets and killed thousands around the world.With French President Emmanuel Macron describing the battle against COVID-19 as a “war”, governments around the world are imposing restrictions rarely seen in peace-time, slamming borders shut and forcing citizens to stay home.The crisis is infecting every sector of the economy and Wall Street stocks sank on Monday more than 12 percent in the worst session since the crash of 1987, despite emergency interventions by central banks and governments to shore up confidence. ‘Test, test, test’ The head of the World Health Organization called for every suspected coronavirus case to be tested, something which would send the known tally of the sick sky-rocketing.”You cannot fight a fire while blindfolded,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists. “Test, test, test. Test every suspected case.”Very few countries have been left untouched by the virus as it continues its relentless march across the globe, and a cascading number are taking increasingly drastic responses.Britain called for an end to all “non-essential” contact and travel, while Switzerland declared a state of emergency. Germany banned gatherings in churches, mosques and synagogues and said playgrounds and non-essential shops would close.Tens of millions of people in Southeast Asia were ordered into effective home quarantines, with Malaysia and the Philippines announcing Monday unprecedented lockdowns.In India, the world’s second most populous country where most schools and entertainment facilities have already shut down, the Taj Mahal was on Tuesday closed to visitors.Iran, the country with the highest number of infections and deaths in the Middle East, on Monday closed four key Shiite pilgrimage sites.Chile, Peru announced a total closure of their borders, while Canada closed its borders to foreigners, except Americans for now.Security forces on motorcycles enforced a “collective quarantine” in Venezuelan capital Caracas.And around the world people are having to contend with disruption to almost every aspect of daily life and new border restrictions have caused pandemonium as travellers scramble to get home.There are also growing doubts over the European football championships set to take place in 12 countries this summer and the Olympics in Japan, as the virus decimates the sporting calendar. ‘Apocalyptic vibe’ Trump said he was asking Americans to restrict gatherings to groups of fewer than 10 people — as the streets of New York and the capital Washington stood largely deserted.One customer at a French restaurant in Brooklyn said she felt the moves were unprecedented.”I want strong leadership, but it’s scary. I’ve never experienced anything like this before and I don’t think my parents have, I don’t think anyone has,” Kelly McGee told AFP.”There’s something about being in this apocalyptic vibe and being with other people and experiencing it together that I think I still crave.”Trump acknowledged the United States “may be” heading into a recession due to the virus, as G7 leaders vowed to coordinate their response to the virus and “do whatever it takes, using all policy tools” — after a meeting held via videoconference.Every sector from tourism to food to aviation is affected, as the global economy effectively goes into shutdown.European car makers including Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot began shutting down their factories and major world airlines axed almost all flights temporarily, triggering pleas to help carriers survive.Emergency measures by the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan failed to lift spirits on Wall Street, which plunged nearly 13 percent and Asian stocks continued the volatility, Japan’s Nikkei-225 swinging from red to green in a choppy session.center_img After an initial outbreak in a Chinese city in December, Europe has emerged as the epicenter of the virus with more deaths now recorded outside China than inside.Italy — the hardest hit nation in Europe — announced another surge in deaths, taking its overall toll to more than 2,000 from a worldwide total of more than 7,000. More than 175,530 cases have been recorded in 145 countries.In a somber address to the nation, Macron ordered the French to stay at home for 15 days starting midday Tuesday, banning all non-essential trips or social contacts and warning violations would be “punished.” Topics :last_img read more

October 19

Rally demanding agrarian reform colors celebration of National Farmer’s Day

first_img“Initially we planned to stage a rally involving 2,000 people. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jakarta Police only allowed 30 people to gather in front of the House compound,” Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) secretary-general Dewi Kartika told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.Dewi explained that they also staged similar protests in 60 locations all across the archipelago.Read also: Police arrest customary leader in Central Kalimantan over land disputeActivists staged the rallies to express the disappointment of Indonesian farmers, particularly with regard to recurrent land disputes between farmers and corporations, she said. The coronavirus pandemic did not stop agrarian reform activists from staging a protest in front of the House of Representatives compound in Central Jakarta to mark this year’s National Farmer’s Day, observed annually in Indonesia every Sept. 24.The protestors, from the National Committee of Agrarian Reform (KNPA) — an alliance of dozens of civil society groups — demanded the government realize President “Jokowi” Widodo’s agrarian reform program and protested against the controversial omnibus bill on job creation.They also placed 120 scarecrows dressed as farmers in front of the House complex in Senayan as symbols of those who could not attend the protest in person. “During the pandemic alone, 39 agrarian conflicts have occurred all across the country, with many resulting in violence and intimidation of farmers,” Dewi said.She claimed the government intentionally created an unconducive environment for farmers by allowing companies to enforce evictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.House members exacerbated this situation by continuing the deliberation of the controversial omnibus bill, she added.”We want to make it very clear: farmers are against the omnibus bill on job creation. All this time, people think that the bill only concerns labor, however, the bill also deals with land rights, mining, forestry and plantations,” Dewi added.Read also: Concerns of transparency, inclusivity raised as One Map nears completionFarmers have long expressed opposition to the bill, which contains provisions that many believe will affect their livelihoods.For instance, the bill seeks to relax food imports as one of the main sources of domestic food supplies by revising some articles in the 2013 Farmers’ Protection and Empowerment Law, which stipulates that local sources of food should be prioritized and that imports should be avoided where possible.Dewi further said that the bill also aimed to amend the 1960 Basic Agrarian Law that protects farmers from unfair land procurement.The bill would authorize the establishment of a new body to act as land managers under the authority of the central government to ensure a smooth land-acquisition process for investors, which would lead to even more harm to farmers.”The bill would eradicate several prerequisites needed before converting farming land,” she said.Topics :last_img read more

September 29

​Irish trustee qualifications risk ‘group think’, IAPF warns

first_imgThe Irish pensions regulator risks imposing “group think” on trustee boards if it pushes ahead with new trustee qualifications and should instead bring its proposals in line with the current draft of the new IORP Directive.The Pensions Authority has been warned that the proposal risks driving away lay trustees who, according to the Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF), bring a sense of balance to trustee boards.Instead, the trade body suggested limiting the requirements only to those trustees who are paid for their time, rather than those acting on a voluntary basis.The comments come in reaction to a September consultation on trustee qualifications, in which the Authority set out how the revised IORP Directive would impact domestic regulation and asked how to structure a potential curriculum for trustees.  “We suggest,” the IAPF said, “that any mandatory qualification requirements should apply to the trustee group as a whole rather than to each individual trustee.”It noted amendments made to the IORP Directive, after pressure from the UK and Ireland, that would only require a trustee board’s knowledge to be “collectively adequate”.Jerry Moriarty, chief executive of the IAPF, noted that the changes risked a “mass exodus” of lay trustees.“We do feel very strongly the lay trustees do have a lot to add,” he told IPE. “If everyone who is involved in running the pension scheme is paid to be there, then it does change the dynamics a bit.”He questioned whether having purely professional trustees on boards led to better outcomes, echoing the IAPF’s assertion that there was no “body of evidence” pointing to an improvement.Moriarty suggested the regulator “tread slowly” and said the industry was in favour of having trustees better equipped to deal with the challenges facing boards.“But requiring them to all complete the same degree in trusteeship is going a bit too far at this point in time,” he said.“If you are looking at any board – whether it’s for a company or a pension scheme – then one of the important things is to have diverse views and people who can ask tough questions and challenge.“If everybody who has come through the same school, then you are just going to have a major group think, rather than people questioning and delving into things, looking at it from a different point of view.”James Kavanagh, managing director of Trustee Decisions, agreed that lay trustees played an important role within schemes, calling their work “selfless”.But he also argued strongly in favour of improving their level of knowledge.“We need to ensure we have trustees who are knowledgeable, do not over-rely on advisers, operate with strategic clarity, have effective real-time decision-making procedures, are capable of adapting to change and manage conflict-of-interest issues,” he said.“All of this requires courage by trustees, especially in the area of challenging their advisers.”last_img read more

September 24

Pope names Thompson Archbishop of Indianapolis

first_imgIndianapolis, Ind. — Pope Francis has named Bishop Charles C. Thompson as the seventh archbishop of Indianapolis. Thompson takes over for Cardinal Joseph Tobin who recently relocated to New Jersey.The 56-year-old Thompson is a Louisville native and the oldest of three children. He is a graduate of Moore High School and Bellmarine College in 1979 with an accounting degree. He earned a master of divinity from the St. Meinrad School of Theology. In 1992 he earned a Master in Canon Law degree from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada.He began service as a priest in the Louisville Archdiocese in 1987. He has also held various positions in the greater Louisville area.An installation mass will be held on Friday, July 28.last_img read more

September 24

Mikel Agu ready to move to China

first_imgVitoria de Guimaraes midfield metronome, Mikel Agu, has said he would move to the Chinese League for the right money. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Agu was speaking on the occasion of his natal celebrations. He further praised Gernot Rohr’s leadership of the Super Eagles, admitting he regretted missing out on the last AFCON but still remains in contact with the Franco-German. read also:Covid-19: Mikel calls for suspension of Turkish leagueAgu has earned 7caps for the Super Eagles and missed out on the final selection for Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup squad. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Super Eagles destroyer told brila.net he was not averse to such an option if the offer was right. “I won’t mind going to China. I have to make the best possible decision, however”, he concluded.Advertisementlast_img read more