Profile Racing To Release New Road/CX Hub

first_imgIncredibly well known in the BMX world for their prolific cranks and durable hubs, Profile Racing looks to be branching out into the road an CX market with a new rear hub. Details are slim, but expect the hub to have 6 pawl instant engagement, and in a poking a little fun at Chris King, Profile Tweeted that it may sound like Angry Wasps.The new hub should be available in 24, 28, and 32 holes and like almost all Profile products, they will be made in the US. Expect them, soonish. We’ll keep you covered.last_img

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Jax young lawyers collect money for Catholic Charities

first_imgJax young lawyers collect money for Catholic Charities The Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association raised more than $16,000 for Catholic Charities of Jacksonville through its Tee It Up Golf Tournament.“We were honored to be selected as the benefactor of this tournament,” said Jennifer Garizio, executive director for Catholic Charities. “We were so impressed with this group of young adults’ dedication and commitment to serving the community.”More than 90 golfers, along with dozens of volunteers and sponsors, participated in the tournament at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club’s Ocean Course in October. This year’s annual event came after a four-year hiatus due to the economic downturn.The event included a silent auction and awards ceremony.The Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section is comprised of area lawyers, 35 or younger, or who have been practicing law for less than five years.For more information, visit www.jaxbar.org/content/young-lawyers-association. Catholic Charities of Jacksonville served more than 18,000 people last year, preventing 13,000 people from becoming homeless and providing 46,000 meals to those in need.For more information, visit www.ccbjax.org. December 15, 2012 Regular Newscenter_img THE JACKSONVILLE BAR YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION attracted more than 90 golfers to its recent Tee It Up Golf Tournament, raising more than $16,000 for Catholic Charities of Jacksonville.Jax young lawyers collect money for Catholic Charitieslast_img read more

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Air Liquide prevent gas explosions in mines

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Minister: Morocco to shortlist LNG suppliers soon

first_imgMorocco’s energy minister Abdelkader Amara said the country could shortlist three companies for the LNG import contracts within the next two weeks. Amara told reporters that the country is currently assessing offers from Shell and U.S., Spanish and French companies, Reuters reports.He added that in the first phase the country intends to start importing 2 million tons of LNG a year from 2020.Morocco’s power utility ONEE recently launched an international tender in order to select technical advisor for the development of the country’s LNG to power project.The country’s LNG to power project would entail the construction of the marine jetty at Jorf Lasfar, as well as the LNG import terminal, including LNG storage.Under the planned project, Morocco intends to set up 2400 MW capacity of combined cycle power plants (CCGTs), which will be fired up by the natural gas provided by the LNG import terminal. LNG World News Staff; Image: mem.gov.malast_img read more

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Lawyers see rise in insolvency and employment work

first_imgLaw firms have seen a surge in insolvency-related work and employment advice, as tough economic conditions continue to affect clients. Figures from law firm referral service Contact Law showed a significant rise in calls from members of the public and businesses relating to employment and insolvency. Employment-related inquiries rose to 16,199 between 1 January and 31 July this year, a 30% increase on the same period last year. Of these, most were from people who had already been dismissed by their employer, or were about to be made redundant. Calls relating to insolvency rose 72% during the same period compared to last year, with 548 inquiries. Contact Law director Dan Watkins said: ‘Insolvency-related legal enquiries are now, by a distance, our fastest growing area, and with the UK and global economic climate worsening and talk of a double-dip recession, this is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down. ‘This, coupled with the continuing rise in employment-related enquiries, paints a worrying picture of the state of the UK economy.’last_img read more

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Multimodal gears up for record show

first_imgAPL Logistics, Clipper Logistics, and DFDS are just three of the companies set to welcome over 7,800 supply chain decision makers at the transport show. Pre-registration for the free-to-attend event is already up 30 percent compared with last year.”We are looking forward to a lively three days of networking and business opportunities for visitors and exhibitors, as well as some informative debate and useful training sessions,” said Multimodal director Robert Jervis.The Multimodal awards will feature two new categories this year – Woman of the Year and Young Logistics Professional of the Year.Multimodal will also host 24 workshop and seminar sessions involving 70 industry professionals, including speakers from Waitrose, Boots, Lafarge Tarmac, and the co-operative.www.multimodal.orglast_img read more

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A quarter of Britons know us, says Slater and Gordon

first_imgAlmost a quarter of people in the UK now recognise the Slater and Gordon brand, the Australian stock exchange-listed firm has said.In its annual results published on the Australian stock exchange today, ‘brand awareness’ – measured from an internally commissioned survey – is ranked in the UK as 24%. In Australia, 72% of people recognise the Slater and Gordon brand.The firm’s results in the year to 30 June show that UK-generated revenue increased by 47.6% to £98m. UK profits before tax rose 10.5% during the same period to £11.1m. As a standalone firm, the turnover figure would be enough to see Slater and Gordon comfortably inside the top 50 firms in the UK.UK income now constitutes 40% of the firm’s overall £243m turnover, up from a quarter two years ago.Managing director Andrew Grech suggested that the firm will now concentrate on consolidation after so many acquisitions in the past three years.‘We now have a commanding market-share lead in both Australia and the UK,’ he said. ‘Free from the demands of near-term acquisition activity, we will be able to focus our efforts on continuing to improve operating effectiveness.’The accounts address the recent announcement by the Serious Fraud Office that it will investigate business and accounting practices of Quindell, the listed UK company which sold its professional services division (PSD) to Slater and Gordon earlier this year.Slater and Gordon said the acquisition was structured as an acquisition of the PSD entities rather than of the common stock of Quindell. It revealed that Quindell provided ‘detailed warranties’ in relation to the operations of the division, with the warranties secured by a warranty escrow account holding £50m.Slater and Gordon says it is still trying to validate the ‘underlying assumptions’ of profits that could be generated by the PSD noise-induced hearing loss claims, which were claimed by Quindell last year to be worth £40m.The firm also said it had identified two errors in the method used to report receipts from customers and payments to suppliers and employees by the UK business.From the initial date of acquisition of Russell Jones & Walker in 2012 until the period ending 31 December 2013, the UK business reported receipts from customers on a ‘gross’ rather than a ‘net’ basis.Then in the financial statements released in June 2014 and December 2014, UK VAT was included twice in receipts from customers. The firm said this effect was wholly offset by the same amount being added to payments.last_img read more

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Rev. Dennis Grant assisting air traffic controllers affected by govt. shutdown…

first_imgFT. LAUDERDALE – Help is on the way for the over 30 air traffic controllers at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in an effort to relieve the stress of the continued government shutdown. The air traffic controllers will be the recipients of gas cards to be supplied by local philanthropist and talk show host Reverend Dennis Grant, who for the past several days has been reaching out to others affected by the ramifications of the shutdown. “If the air traffic controllers cannot get to work, the lives of local and international travelers will be in danger. I am therefore appealing for others to help workers in this vital sector at other airports nationwide.” In the wake of federal crisis, Reverend Grant, the host of the popular Love Doc program aired on WAVS radio, stepped up to help last weekend, when he, along with his co-host Stacey Rose partnered with Pan d Endz Caribbean restaurant to supply free meals for federal workers. Following the overwhelming success of this event, Reverend Grant decided to reach out to the air traffic controllers. “So in addition to the free meals, the air traffic controllers, who are so vital to the country’s safety, will be given gas cards amounting to $50,” said Reverend Grant, who also issued an appeal to President Donald Trump to end the crisis. “I am appealing to the president to end the shutdown, so that life can return to normal.” In addition, Reverend Grant is urging others to assist in anyway possible. The gas-cards, will be handed out on Saturday, January 19, 3pm-7pm at Pan d Endz Caribbean Restaurant, located at 8763 NW 57th St. Tamarac, Fl.33351 The cards will be presented to those who produce suitable identification. The restaurant will also continue to provide free meals and groceries to all federal employees with identification. On Saturday, the government will enter the 29th day of being shut down, surpassing the former 21-day record set in late 1995 and early 1996 during the Clinton administration. Last week Friday, 800,000 federal workers, including air traffic controllers missed their first paycheck since the shutdown began. Aviation groups have warned that as long as the shutdown continues there will be longer wait times and possible checkpoint closures at major airports. Listeners are urged to tune in to the Love Doc on Saturday between 11am and 2pm for the latest concerning the impact of the shutdown on the local community.last_img read more

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South African Minister Gordhan challenges public protector report

first_imgSouth African Public Protector wants Mandela funeral funds probe South Africa’s Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday challenged in court a report by the country’s anti-corruption watchdog that instructed President Cyril Ramaphosa to take unspecified disciplinary action against Gordhan.The minister is a key ally of Ramaphosa and oversees efforts to revive struggling state companies like power utility Eskom.Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, who investigates alleged wrongdoing by state officials, said last week that Gordhan should be punished for establishing an investigative unit while serving as tax commissioner because that was not his area of responsibility.She gave Ramaphosa 30 days to decide on appropriate disciplinary action.Gordhan has a number of political enemies, including in the radical opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party, who have seized on Mkhwebane’s report to call for his removal.Gordhan’s lawyers said in a statement: “The report ignores facts and their significance to reach its findings regarding the establishment of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) investigative unit.”Gordhan headed SARS for around a decade from 1999.Gordhan’s allies say Mkhwebane’s investigations into the minister are politically motivated, a charge she denies. Mkhwebane made another finding against Gordhan this year that Gordhan also challenged.Related Sacked South African Finance Minister Gordhan rubbishes report allegedly used to fire him Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers his 2016 Budget speech to parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo Zuma’s lawyers: public protector report was bindinglast_img read more

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Women,children at risk in conflict riddled beni region of DR Congo

first_imgDR Congo Massacre Members of the Mbuti indigenous community stand beside their shelters at a makeshift site for internally displaced persons in Beni territory, North Kivu./UNHCR Voter registration begins in DR Congo’s troubled Kasai region The United Nations said on Friday that attacks on communities in an Ebola outbreak hotspot in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have sparked a humanitarian crisis and threatened aid distribution.This coming amid reports of serious civil unrest. Members of the Mbuti indigenous community stand beside their shelters at a makeshift site for internally displaced persons in Beni territory, North Kivu./UNHCRTensions in eastern Beni territory in DRC’s North Kivu province have been rising since the launch of a Government-led security operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on 30 October, UN refugee agency-UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley told the media in Geneva.According to UNHCR, Beni town is home to around 500,000 people. “We understand there’s at least 275,000 people in the surrounding areas who’ve already been displaced, and conditions are quite dire and deteriorating,” Mr. Yaxley said.Armed groups have been targeting civilians and displaced populations in the region, killing scores of people and leaving others “caught in the crossfire”, he added.Children need immediate support, he continued, as many “have lost their parents or have arrived unaccompanied.Forced recruitment by armed groups is a real threat to the safety of children and women also face widespread sexual violence, abuse and risk of exploitation.”The development comes as people in eastern DRC continue to be targeted by a multitude of armed groups, with at least 100 people reportedly killed in violent attacks in the Beni region and thousands displaced since 2 November, UNHCR said.In a statement on Friday, Hervé Verhoosel, spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme-WFP said the agency had temporarily suspended aid distribution “because both our staff and more importantly the staff of the partners who are working with us on the ground  the security was not guaranteed anymore, and the access was very difficult”. Related WHO: DR Congo Ebola response resumes in volatile regionlast_img read more

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