Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic hit five 3-pointers and scored 26 points, powering the Utah Jazz to a 113-81 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.Donovan Mitchell added 15 points, while Mike Conley chipped in 12 points and eight assists. Georges Niang added 12 points off the bench. Utah shot 48.6% from 3-point range.Dwayne Dedmon scored 11 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 10 for the Kings, who failed to overcome 37% shooting from the field.The teams combined for 39 turnovers.Sacramento coach Luke Walton pulled all of his starters at once with 8:39 remaining in the third quarter after the Kings fell behind by 32 points. Only Dwayne Dedmon returned in the fourth quarter.Bojan Bogdanovic, who missed a game due to an ankle injury, was a game-time decision. Once he hit the court, he wasted no time torching Sacramento’s defense. He scored three straight baskets to ignite a 16-2 run in the first quarter. He punctuated the run with his first 3-point basket, giving the Jazz an 18-8 lead.Sacramento cut the deficit to five points on four occasions during the quarter — the final time on Nemanja Bjelica’s layup that made it 28-23. The Jazz offense smothered the Kings after that and steadily pulled away.Jeff Green hit back-to-back 3-pointers to extend Utah’s lead to 46-33 early in the second quarter and the Jazz maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.The Jazz used a 19-2 run, spanning the second and third quarters, to take a 75-43 lead. Bojan Bogdanovic, Mitchell, and Conley all hit 3-pointers to fuel the run, which prompted Walton to sub out his entire starting lineup.TIP INSKings: De’Aaron Fox finished with five assists in 20 minutes. . Bogdanovic’s turnaround bank shot with 5.5 seconds left in the second quarter was waved off at halftime after being ruled a shot-clock violation. … Sacramento forced 21 turnovers.Jazz: Conley was 5 of 11 from the field after totaling just four field goals in his first two games. … Georges Niang is averaging 12.0 points in his last two games after going scoreless in the season opener. … The Jazz finished with a 12-4 edge in fastbreak points. … Utah finished with a 43-30 advantage in reboundsUP NEXTKings: At Denver on Monday.Jazz: At Phoenix on Monday. Tags: Bojan Bogdanovich/NBA/Utah Jazz October 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bojan Bogdanovic scores 26 points, Jazz rout Kings 113-81 Associated Press
Home » News » ‘Traditional viewings are under threat from Coronavirus’ previous nextProducts & Services‘Traditional viewings are under threat from Coronavirus’Three senior figures from the industry reveal how their worlds are changing as the crisis puts a huge question mark over physical viewings and appraisals.Nigel Lewis6th May 202002,168 Views A trio of figures from the estate agency industry have told The Negotiator that Coronavirus is changing both public and industry attitudes to property viewings.Giles Barrett (left), Sales Director at Rentify and before that a Partner at Knight Frank, says he suspects that virtual viewings, which began as a measure to ‘keep the market moving’, are here to stay long after lockdown has been lifted.“Over the years, I have met with hundreds, possibly thousands of landlords and tenants, to value flats in the case of the former and to view flats in the case of the latter,” he says.“That face-to-face contact is enjoyable and important but, in these times of lockdown, I’ve been wondering if we’re making the most of it.“Am I suggesting the scrapping of face to face? Not at all. What I am suggesting is a rethink on when and how to use tech and how and when to use face-to-face.“When it comes to tenants, video could be used for research with the actual viewing more as validation – surely a better use of time for all.”Ed Lewis (left), Head of London Residential Development Sales at Savills, says that his negotiators are now incentivised by the number of virtual viewings they conduct, a radical departure within a company that has for so long measured them by how many physical viewings they attend.And Paul Spencer (below), who worked for PrimeLocation and traditional property advertising media firms before joining home virtualisation software firm Revvis, says the Coronavirus crisis will persuade the industry to look at other metrics than physical viewings as the ongoing quasi-lockdown will make them more difficult to organise.Quoting recent YOPA figures, Spencer says it takes 15 viewings on average to sell a home and that, if just half of these are completed online rather than face-to-face as the Coronavirus post-lockdown environment leads more people to stick only to essential viewings, then a huge shift in consumer behaviour will take place.Read more about property viewings.ed lewis Revvis giles barrett Rentify paul spencer Savills May 6, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
navaltoday Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish minesweeper runs aground during search for crashed C-101 aircraft Spanish Navy minesweeper ESPS Turia has stranded on a beach in southeastern Spain while supporting search and rescue operations for the crashed Spanish Air Force C-101 aircraft.Air Force Commander Francisco Marín Núñez died in the aircraft crash on August 26 while the minesweeper ran aground in the early morning hours of August 27.At the time of the stranding, the ship was in the process of recovering a UUV with which it discovered parts of the crashed plane.The ship’s glass fibre-reinforced plastic hull was breached in the accident, resulting in flooding in several compartments. Weather conditions are preventing navy divers from assessing the extent damage on the hull of the minesweeper, it was further said.The navy said it is currently developing a plan for the lifting operation in front of the seaside spit La Manga del Mar Menor which has been closed for the public.The navy expects the weather conditions to improve in the next 24 hours, which will allow it to proceed with the recovery operation. View post tag: ESPS Turia August 28, 2019, by View post tag: Spanish Navy Share this article Spanish minesweeper runs aground during search for crashed C-101 aircraft
OUSU may cancel the referendum on the controversial No Platform policy, after OUSU Council postponed a vote on the issue last Friday.This latest twist in the wrangling over No Platform comes after an amendment to the policy was drawn up and proposed at last week’s council by James Lamming, VP for Access and Academic Affairs. However, a vote on this amendment – which will no longer be called ‘No Platform’ – was postponed after it was suggested that most students did not know enough about the details of the policy to make a well-informed decision. At the next OUSU Council meeting, there will be a vote to decide whether to go ahead with the referendum, or to adopt the amended policy instead.A number of JCRs passed a motion calling for a referendum last term. The No Platform policy has courted controversy in the past. It led OUSU to condemn the Union’s invitations to David Irving and Nick Griffin last term, and to force two Oxide radio presenters to take back their invitation to interview Nick Griffin on their show in Hilary 2007.Joel Mullan, St Peter’s JCR President, said that OUSU needed to move on. “I personally support the No Platform policy – I do not believe that our student union’s resources should be used to assist those who want to incite violence. However, OUSU has got to resolve this issue once and for all, so that it can stop wasting time debating No Platform and get on with the essential work it needs to be doing on things like rent, academic affairs, and welfare,” he said. by Jack Farchy Read this week’s Cherwell for more in-depth coverage on this story.
Greggs has appointed Allison Kirkby as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 30 January 2013.The board also intends that Kirkby, who is currently chief financial officer of global media production company Shine Group, will take over as chair of the audit committee.Current chair Ian Durant is due to be appointed board chairman at the Annual General Meeting on 15 May 2013, with Kirkby to take over from this date.Kirkby’s previous roles include executive director of finance operations and transformation at Virgin Media, as well as various senior financial and operational positions at Procter & Gamble.Derek Netherton, chairman at Greggs, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Allison to the board. She will bring additional financial expertise and experience, and her background in consumer brand businesses and media organisations will be of great value in the next phase of the development of our brand.”
I have been working in technology and in close touch with the field for more than 15 years. Many of the meetings I used to have were with other technologists – Chief Information Officers, Chief Security Officers and, of course, Chief Technology Officers.Big Data has changed this. Now, I meet with more and more people who are non-technical. Business people are trying to understand how to figure out and apply Big Data and Big Data Analytics in the context of their own world to drive business value.For example, I’ve met with Chief Marketing Officers to discuss how to best gather and analyze all the social media and customer service data related to their brands. They are overwhelmed by the volume, the variety of data sources and the challenges imposed by data that comes in natural language format. And they are looking for help on how they can best execute on this new field they call “Online Brand Reputation Management.”I have also met with Chief Financial Officers who are looking to leverage Big Data to find micro optimizations on operational transactions across their businesses. And with Chief Strategy Officers on how to use Customer Service information to refine existing service offerings or create completely new ones.The opportunities Big Data provides to businesses are endless!Why Big Data Matters is the latest edition in our Big Ideas Video Series which aims to bring complex concepts to life through animation. Watch the video to see how Big Data can change business strategy, and transform the way we work and live.
A federal program to prevent farm and rural pollution has won a major award for itssuccesses. The program has been used well in high-risk Georgia areas.Farm*A*Syst/Home*A*Syst received Vice President Gore’s Hammer Award. The award goes toteams of federal employees who have helped reinvent government using principles such asputting customers first and cutting red tape.The award cites the way the program gives farmers and rural landowners the tools theyneed to identify and reduce farm and household sources of pollution.The program starts with confidential assessment forms. Rural landowners use the formsto evaluate structures and the ways they manage their homes and farms. Then they turn thisknowledge into action to prevent pollution.The Hammer Award cited the program for the way it puts pollution prevention conceptsinto a practical framework. The simple approach enables anyone to stop pollution risksbefore they become problems.Nationally, Farm*A*Syst and Home*A*Syst are joint efforts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service and Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service.Georgia Farm*A*Syst is a partnership, too. The PollutionPrevention Assistance Division of the GeorgiaDepartment of Natural Resources works with the Universityof Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences, UGA Extension Service,State Soil and Water Conservation Commission and USDA NRCS.Extension scientists have piloted the Georgia program in Gwinnett County, the Gum Creekarea in Crisp and Dooly counties and the Little River-Rooty Creek area in Morgan andPutnam counties.They distributed more than 1,000 assessments. So far, more than 50 rural landownershave taken action to end pollution risks on their land.A national survey found that Farm*A*Syst and Home*A*Syst are getting results. Withinsix months of completing an assessment, landowners average giving nearly $800 in time andresources to prevent pollution.”Georgia is an excellent example of this interagency teamwork,” said Gary Jackson, national director of theprogram. “Georgia has a vibrant program. They’re very innovative in adapting thenational program to fit the state’s needs. They do a great job of creating awareness amongfarmers and rural residents so they can take action to reduce pollution risks.”Farm*A*Syst has high impact and little cost, said MarkRisse, an Extension Service engineer who runs the program in Georgia.Showing simple, clear ways to prevent pollution prompts people to offer their efforts.The government doesn’t have to offer them incentives or pay for new regulations.”It helps present this information in a cost-effective way,” Risse said.”Studies prove it gets a bigger bang for the buck.”To learn more about Farm*A*Syst or Home*A*Syst programs, contact your county extensionagent. Or call the state program office at (706) 542-3086. Or visit the Farm*A*Syst Web site.
By Gonzalo Silva Infante/Diálogo June 21, 2017 In Peru, “friaje” is a weather phenomenon that involves a combination of unseasonable low temperatures, frost, snow, and hail, accompanied by strong winds. Each year, in winter — which runs from May to August — the country suffers from the effects of these low temperatures, which can drop to -10° Celsius, causing respiratory illnesses and even death. Faced with this climatic phenomenon, the government each year develops a prevention plan to mitigate the effects through multisector actions that include food, shelter, housing, productive development, health, education, transportation, and electrification. This year, aid is being extended to 242 districts in 16 regions across Peru. The innovation in the 2017 plan for coping with the climate effects has to do with the inclusion of the Ministry of Defense(MINDEF, per its Spanish acronym), through the Armed Forces of Peru, in preventive operations, when previously they played only a responsive role. That’s why the National Emergency Operations Center(COEN, per its Spanish acronym), is in charge of conducting these operations. “The ‘2017 Multi-Sector Plan for Frost and Friaje’ was developed on February 16th by the Presidential Council of Ministers, with data from the National Center for Disaster Prevention, which sets risk indicators, and with technical information from the National Meteorological and Hydrology Service, to identify the sectors affected,” Brigadier General Jorge Chávez Cresta, a spokesperson for COEN, explained to Diálogo. “We would like to keep our work from being an improvised operation. That’s why it was stated that the Armed Forces should take part, and be immersed in the preventive planning, so they will be better prepared for the response effort,” Brig. Gen. Chávez said. Until now, MINDEF had not been included but based on the successful experience the Armed Forces had during the disasters caused by the Coastal El Niño phenomenon, the ministry has been added to the plan. The objective is to reduce the mortality rate to zero. Last year, it claimed the lives of 69 victims. “During Coastal El Niño, the military’s participation was quite helpful to us. We have gained a lot of experience on how to assist and work with the authorities so they can do a more productive and efficient job, and also on how we can work with the people themselves, integrating ourselves into the process more,” confirmed Colonel Miguel Jiménez Montenegro, head of the Department of Government Support for the 2nd Division of the Peruvian Army. Aspects of the work Armed Forces participation adheres to the three main functions related to strategic planning and deployment. “We have to have helicopters located in strategic regions so that we can assist with evacuations and provide other aid if the temperature drops even lower,” Brig. Gen. Chávez explained. For now, these aircraft have been made available in the regions of Arequipa, Cusco, Puno, and Tacna, where the freezes occur, and in Ucayali and Madre de Dios, where the “friajes” have happened. Secondly, personnel is sought for the potential emergency areas, so the response can be immediate. Through their brigades and their Navy and Air Force units, they must deploy military personnel to the various locations where there is a possibility that the temperature might fall into an emergency range, which could impact the population. “These sectors are going to provide their communication systems so that everyone has a standardized arrangement. Also, they are providing us reports on their vehicles so we know which ones each area has. That way, when a helicopter cannot enter a zone where the temperature has fallen dramatically, we have ambulances and military vehicles at those locations so we can proceed with the evacuation,” Brig. Gen. Chávez said. Finally, the Ministry of Housing, through the Tambos National Program, will be in charge of storing and distributing the aid. “Tambos” are facilities that serve as headquarters for providing support and distributing aid. They are staffed with doctors, nurses, police, and military service members. They maintain communication through an information system that is unique to these facilities, as all of them have internet access. The government has built nearly 280 tambos across the nation, of which 69 have been chosen for this area. Vocation and professionalism “Our duty in these emergency procedures has not only been as manual labor but has also stemmed from our professional role having a specialization in land, sea, and air operations to save lives. That is what we have done. That is our job, and it always will be,” Brig. Gen. Chávez noted. “We don’t want to end up as worker bees. Quite the opposite, we want to show that we are the Armed Forces of Peru, a modern and professional military that is here to assist you when you need us, and in a very special way, in this case, during disasters.” “We feel comfortable, happy, and useful not so much from the admiration we get but because we are indispensable for the Peruvian people. And more importantly, we are now, and when the time comes, we will be, supporting the people — wherever they may be — through our service vocation, which is what each person who enters the Armed Forces of Peru has,” Col. Jiménez said.
How to notify clients when an attorney leaves the firm A proposed new Bar rule prohibiting lawyers departing a law firm from unilaterally contacting clients until they have made a good faith attempt with the firm on a joint communication has been approved by the Board of Governors.New Rule 4-5.8 was approved at the board’s April 2 meeting in Pensacola, and will now be submitted to the Supreme Court.The board had looked at the rule at its January meeting, but postponed taking action after the Young Lawyers Division raised several questions. Board member Greg Parker, a member of the Disciplinary Procedure Committee which proposed the new rule, said the committee met with YLD representatives to discuss those concerns.YLD President Mark Romance said the main issue is the rule prevents the departing lawyer from contacting clients, but not the law firm. “That prohibition should apply to the law firm members that remain,” he said.But Parker said clients belong to the firm, not individual lawyers, and the rule was intended to give guidance to departing lawyers. He added that once the departing lawyer has made a good faith attempt to reach a joint communication with the firm and that attempt has failed, the lawyer is free to contact clients alone. The rule also requires such attempts among lawyers in a firm that is dissolving, if the firm has no agreements or written rules to cover that situation.The rule also provides that notices must give clients all their options.Board members questioned whether the rule was specific enough and answered all potential questions, but board member Jesse Diner said it was important to approve the draft to give guidance to Bar members. He noted the Bar gets many questions about lawyer departures and a grievance case actually provided the impetus to drafting the new rule.“We’re trying to do something to create a bright line. This rule may not be perfect, but why don’t we put something in force and put it in practice, because it does give some guidelines,” Diner said. “We can tweak it and play with it.. . . At least we’re giving young lawyers or lawyers who are leaving a firm who have never done it before a bright line.”The board approved the proposed rule by voice vote.The proposed rule provides, “Absent a specific agreement otherwise, a lawyer who is leaving a law firm shall not unilaterally contact those clients of the law firm for purposes of notifying them about the anticipated departure or to solicit representation of the clients unless the lawyer has approached an authorized representative of the law firm and attempted to negotiate a joint communication to the clients concerning the lawyer leaving the firm and bona fide negotiations have been unsuccessful.”In cases where the firm is dissolving, the rule provides, “Absent a specific agreement otherwise, a lawyer involved in the dissolution of a law firm shall not unilaterally contact clients of the law firm unless, after bona fide negotiations, authorized members of the law firm have been unable to agree on a method to provide notice to clients.” How to notify clients when an attorney leaves the firm May 1, 2004 Regular News
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his son were alternately characterized as extortionists and victims of overzealous investigators when prosecutors and defense attorneys gave summations in their corruption trial.Prosecutors used the closing arguments to tie up loose ends in their narrative of the alleged conspiracy in which they said the senator coaxed no-show jobs and payments to his son, Adam, from companies that needed his legislative help. Defense attorneys sought to poke holes in the prosecution’s theories, questioned the credibility of key witnesses and characterized their clients as having a normal father-son relationship—points prosecutors later rebutted.“The defendants knew exactly what they were doing,” Jason Masimore, assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, told the jury at Manhattan federal court while likening the former state Senate Majority Leader’s intimidation of companies reliant on him to the child who gets his way by bringing a giant gorilla to school in the popular children’s book, Where The Sidewalk Ends.Both the senator and his son, Adam, pleaded not guilty to charges of extorting bribes in exchange for legislative favors from Roslyn-based Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI), New Hyde Park-based Glenwood Management and Arizona-based AbTech Industries.“The case has not been proven,” said the senator’s attorney, Robert Gage, who reiterated that his client never changed his position on a bill in exchange for anything. He repeatedly said, “There’s no quid pro quo.”While Gage and Adam’s attorney, Christopher Conniff, questioned the motives of the four witnesses who signed non-prosecution agreements to get a pass on crimes they may have committed in exchange for their testimony, both lawyers focused on Charles Durego, general counsel at Glenwood. Conniff said Durego is “exaggerating” how much pressure the senator and his son put on Glenwood to get work for Adam. Gage said Durego “knows how to press levers.”Conniff also said that prosecutors tried to make the jury not like Adam by using evidence that cast him in an unflattering light, such as testimony that the son cursed out and threatened to bash in the head of his boss at PRI when the boss questioned him about why he wasn’t showing up to work. Being a bad employee isn’t a crime, Conniff noted.When it was the prosecution’s turn to rebut the defense attorney’s closing arguments, Masimore countered that the defense had tried to play on the jury’s emotions by casting the senator as a loving father simply helping his down-on-his-luck son. The federal prosecutor also disputed defense assertions that the witness testimony was too similar by arguing that they all had endured the same thing.“They experienced the Skelos shakedown playbook,” Masimore said. He listed the six “chapters” of the playbook as asking favors of businesses that lobbied the senator, making sure those businesses have money, asking for the favors while being lobbied, lying about how broke Adam is, making the companies think they got something for their money, and if they resist, getting mad “so they know they might have a problem in Albany.”Once the closing arguments concluded, Judge Kimba Wood gave the jury their instructions on how to deliberate, but let the jurors go home before she finished. After the jury hears the remainder of the instructions Thursday, they are expected to begin deliberating.-With additional reporting by Desiree D’iorio