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Shaftesbury disappoints City

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Eko Roni uses shoulder lock to finish off Murugan Silvarajoo in first round

first_imgIndonesian national wrestling champion Eko Roni Saputra put forth a spectacular performance, dominating newcomer Murugan “Wolverine” Silvarajoo of Malaysia to earn a first-round victory in the ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES, which was broadcast on Friday.At the sound of the opening bell, Eko quickly chased Silvarajoo across the Circle. The Indonesian unloaded a series of powerful boxing combinations against the fence, as Silvarajoo covered up. Taking the Malaysian down to the mat, Eko advanced to the bout-ending submission, using his feet to tweak Silvarajoo’s shoulder in a joint lock maneuver to force the tap shortly after.“I appear more comfortable now because I train a lot in striking, boxing and Muay Thai. I don’t want to just rely on my take-down wrestling skills, but I start my game with striking, then I start the take-down,” Eko, who trains at the EVOLVE MMA gym in Singapore, said. In the main bout, reigning ONE Strawweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao of Thailand successfully retained his Muay Thai World Title with a near-flawless performance against ISKA K-1 World Champion and number one ranked contender Josh “Timebomb” Tonna of Australia.Sam-A appeared composed and relaxed to start the bout, delivering a volley of fast boxing combinations and high round kicks in the first round. In the beginning of the second, Sam-A dropped Tonna with a bullet-like left straight, sending the Australian to a mandatory 8-count. Sensing he had his opponent hurt, Sam-A poured on the pressure and dropped Tonna two more times en route to a technical knockout victory.In another round, former ONE World Title challenger and current fifth-ranked flyweight Reece “Lightning” McLaren of Australia may have boosted himself up the divisional ladder based on his most recent showing. The Gold Coast native drew up a dominant performance, knocking out three-time IBJJF No-Gi European Champion Aleksi “The Giant” Toivonen of Finland in the first round.Topics :last_img read more

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UK code of conduct aims to improve governance for private companies

first_imgSource: Wates GroupJames WatesDirectors should foster effective stakeholder relationships aligned to the company’s purpose. The board is responsible for overseeing meaningful engagement with stakeholders, including the workforce, and having regard to their views when taking decisions.Boards should have a clear understanding of the views of shareholders including those with a minority interest. Boards will appreciate the importance of dialogue with the workforce and wider stakeholders around the company’s stated purpose and be proactive in ensuring it takes place.The board should establish clear policies on remuneration structures and practices which should enable effective accountability to shareholders.The board should present to stakeholders a fair, balanced and understandable assessment of the company’s position and prospects and make this available on an annual basis.Boards should ensure that there are channels to receive appropriate feedback from discussions with stakeholders.Wates said: “Good corporate governance is not about box-ticking. It can only be achieved if companies think seriously about why they exist and how they deliver on their purpose, then explain how they go about implementing the principles. That’s the sort of transparency that can build the trust of stakeholders and the general public.”Chris Cummings, chief executive of the Investment Association, the UK’s asset management trade body, added: “It is essential that both private and public companies operate with high standards of corporate governance to promote their long-term success and ultimately that of the UK economy. Recent instances of corporate failure and concerns over governance have damaged the public trust in business as a whole.“These principles provide an important framework for private companies to articulate how they are delivering good governance and will help to build trust and confidence in the UK business community and wider society.”The code is to take effect from 1 January 2019. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the UK’s audit regulator, has published a code for the corporate governance of large private companies aimed at helping them meet legal requirements and achieve long-term success.It comes in response to concerns that while privately-owned companies are not subject to the same level of reporting and accountability requirements as publicly listed companies, their economic and social significance can be as great – and when problems occur there are comparable risks to a wide range of stakeholders.The code was developed by a coalition established by the FRC and chaired by James Wates, chairman of Wates Group, the privately-owned construction company.It was intended to help companies comply with recent UK regulations on governance reporting, the FRC said, and applied to companies with more than 2,000 employees, or a turnover of more than £200m (€221m) and a balance sheet of over £2bn. The code listed six “Wates Principles”, covering purpose and leadership, board composition, director responsibilities, opportunity and risk, remuneration, and stakeholder relationships and engagement.Recommendations included:last_img read more

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Permit Extension Announced for Lake Ontario Flood Repairs

first_imgSenator Pam Helming earlier this week announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has extended the application deadline for the Lake Ontario General Permit as well as the expiration date of the permit. According to an official statement, this will allow property owners affected by last year’s devastating Lake Ontario flooding and the resulting shoreline erosion and damage to continue to make necessary repairs to their homes and businesses.The extension means the DEC will accept applications through April 30, 2019, and work must be completed by September 30, 2019.“Many residents and businesses along the southern shore of Lake Ontario are still grappling with the aftermath and trying to get their homes, businesses, and lives back in order after last year’s flooding. Extending the application deadline and expiration date for the Lake Ontario General Permit will ensure that property owners have the time they need to complete the work they need to do and fully repair their homes and businesses,” Senator Helming said.The DEC has also revised the permit to allow property owners to undertake additional work to restore their homes and businesses and stabilize their properties against high water levels and wind-driven high wave events.These activities include:Repair of erosion control structures that require minor deviations necessary for the stability of the structure;New toe stone necessary for the stabilization of vertical erosion control structures;New stone revetments for the emergency stabilization of existing dwellings;Removal of channel blockages in tributaries to Lake Ontario blocked by shoreline sediments.last_img read more

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No Wairarapa laws for Wicked signs

first_imgWairarapa Times-Age 23 February 2016Family First Comment: Councils are starting to respond to our concerns and call!Wairarapa lacks a bylaw to tackle offensive signage as seen with slogans on campervan company Wicked Campers, but it seems Wairarapa people aren’t easily offended, anyway.The Whangarei District Council is threatening legal action against the Australian company, whose campervans pass through New Zealand, including Wairarapa, with slogans such as “Fat chicks are harder to kidnap”.Whangarei has a bylaw to fight “any sign that explicitly or implicitly, is objectionable, offensive …” in its district and is using it to go to war on Wicked Campers.The Wairarapa Combined District Plan, which covers Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa, mentions “obtrusive or excessive” signage, and says all signs should be in keeping with surrounding amenities and historical qualities of the area.Whangarei’s MP, Shane Reti, says he will write to every council in the country encouraging them to review their signage laws with a view to force offensive campervans off the road.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wairarapa-times-age/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503414&objectid=11594108last_img read more

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Private sector fills Iloilo City with Christmas ‘parols’

first_imgThe parol will be on display until January 2020 when Iloilo Citywelcomes guests for the Dinagyang Festival and the Chinese New Yearcelebration./PN Personnel of the Iloilo City government’s Task Force Boltahe are getting ready to install Christmas parols at the Iloilo Esplanade. This Christmas lantern project is being spearheaded by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Iloilo and Zonta Club of Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The city government’s Task ForceBoltahe is in charge of installing the parols. “We aim to inspire people and makethem happy,” said Dr. Sandra Sarabia-Gomez, PCCI-Iloilo chairperson.  Their original target was only 1,000 parols but they were able to produceover 1,500 already due to strong private sector support. “Looking at the response of thecitizens, we are so happy to work and fill the city with parols,” she added. ILOILO City – Over 1,500 Christmas parols will brighten this city beginningNov. 16. “We started sending out our appeal to the private sector on Sept. 4. The support was overwhelming. By Sept. 15 we were able to put up the first 100 parols along the Diversion Road (Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue),” said PCCI Board of Directors’ Alma May Tayo.center_img CHRISTMAS IS IN THE AIR. Colorful parols or Christmas lanterns dot Iloilo City’s Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in Mandurriao district. These will be officially switched on this Saturday, Nov. 16, a month before the Dec. 16 start of the traditional nine-day misa de gallo or dawn mass leading to Christmas Day. The private sector is taking the lead in sprucing up the city for the holidays. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The official switch-on is on Nov. 16,6 p.m. at city hall. Ilonggo senator Franklin Drilon will be the guest ofhonor. Establishments are encouraged tosponsor parols (size, 6×6 at P1,500),said Sarabia-Gomez. Sarabia-Gomez said the project isbenefitting the inmates of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology inBarangay Ungka, Jaro district. They have been tapped to make the parols. “They say this project is a big helpfor them. When the response is more positive, the more I am happy,” she said. Inspired by the goal of Mayor JerryTreñas to “level up” the city, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry(PCCI) Iloilo and Zonta Club of Iloilo City are spearheading this Christmaslantern project.last_img read more

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Benfica push to hire former Tottenham manager

first_imgBenfica are reportedly eyeing a swoop for Mauricio Pochettino ahead of next season. Major surprise as Benfica push to hire Pochettino The Argentine has been out of a job since being sacked by Tottenham in November of 2019 and is a target for various clubs across Europe. At Benfica, current head coach Bruno Lage will leave his role at the end of this season. According to Record, Pochettino is on Benfica’s shortlist to replace him after Jorge Jesus, who is currently in charge at Flamengo, rejected an offer. “My future? It’s the million dollar question and I ask myself it each day,” Pochettino said a few days ago.Advertisement Read Also: Video: Bruce tried to tap up De Bruyne during post-match interview Reports in Portugal say that Pochettino has already held talks with Benfica about the head coach’s job. Although it’s more of a dream than a possibility, the Portuguese club are prepared to offer him big money in order to convince him. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I think the most important thing is to be ready and open for when football decides where it’s going to take me.”center_img Loading…last_img read more

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United Way of Franklin County providing COVID-19 Relief Initiative Grant

first_imgBrookville, IN – United Way of Franklin County has announced that it has been approved to receive a $300,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways. These special funds will be used to boost the efforts of selected area human and social service nonprofits on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic, serving Franklin and Ripley Counties.  The COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant calls for United Ways that receive funding to leverage partnerships and relationships to better meet COVID related essential and basic needs, which could include safe, emergency childcare, and to address other Covid-19 critical issues as they emerge.United Way of Franklin County plans to prioritize funding to human and social service nonprofits in Franklin and Ripley Counties that are engaged in immediate COVID relief efforts or that demonstrate the ability to rapidly pivot to relief efforts and that prioritize services to struggling working households, frontline responders and recently displaced employees. United Way of Franklin County will begin accepting funding requests from human and social service nonprofits in good standing in the two counties served beginning June 15, 2020.  Interested organizations should consult United Way of Franklin County’s website for guidance on funding intent and application instructions by clicking here.last_img read more

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Heinrich Klaasen ton helps South Africa to big win over Australia

first_imgPaarl: Dashing batsman Heinrich Klaasen slammed an unbeaten hundred as South Africa logged a 74-run victory over Australia in their first ODI at Boland Park here on Saturday.South Africa recovered from an early wobble to post 291/7 in their 50 overs. Klaasen struck his maiden ODI ton with a crackling 123 from 114 balls (7×4, 3×6). He was supported by David Miller, who scored 64 after the home team was reduced to 126/4 at one stage.Klaasen and another debutant, Kyle Verreynne (48) put on 78 for the fourth wicket to steady the ship.But it was the 149-run stand for the fifth with David Miller (64) that helped South Africa to their above-par total.For Australia, Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers with 3/45.Australia was up with the run-rate for much of their chase, but South Africa used the slow nature of the track to good effect as the tourists slumped to 217 all out from 45.1 overs. Steve Smith top-scored for the Aussies with a well-timed 76 from 94 deliveries (3×4).South African-born Marnus Labuschagne (41) also impressed.Australia was in control of their reply until the 35th over when they lost their anchor Smith as he fell leg before wicket to Anrich Nortje (2/39).For the Proteas, Lungi Ngidi returned the best figures of 3/30.The second match in the series will be played in Bloemfontein on Wednesday, before the third and final tie in Potchefstroom next Saturday.Brief scores: South Africa 291/7 in 50 overs (Heinrich Klaasen 123, David Miller 64; Pat Cummins 3/45) Australia 217 all out (Steve Smith 76; Lungi Ngidi 3/30). IANSAlso Read: Australia Thrash South Africa to win T20 seriesAlso Watch: Fans of Zubeen Garg prays for his early recovery in Gohpur, Watch herelast_img read more

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Bravo, Solozano hundreds give Red Force winning start

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – West Indies left-hander Darren Bravo wasted little time in reminding selectors of his immense talent, smashing an unbeaten hundred to lift Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Windward Islands Volcanoes in the Super50 Cup here Thursday.In pursuit of a competitive 239 under lights at Queen’s Park Oval, Red Force stormed to their target in the 43rd over with Bravo carving out a handsome 115 and fellow left-hander Jeremy Solozano hitting 102 not out.Together, they posted a record 226-run for the third wicket to pull their side around from danger at 13 for two in the fourth over.Bravo, left out of the West Indies side currently in India for the Afghanistan series, struck five fours and eight sixes in 127 balls at the crease to mark his seventh List A hundred and clinch Man-of-the-Match honours.Solozano, meanwhile, notched his maiden regional one-day hundred, facing 118 balls and counting nine fours and two sixes all told.Asked to bat first in the Group B contest, Volcanoes did well to get up to 238 for eight off their 50 overs, after a late flourish from Alick Athanaze who smashed a 23-ball 28 and Kerron Cottoy who lashed a 15-ball unbeaten 27.Desron Maloney had earlier marked his debut with a half-century, stroking 56 off 81 balls with five fours as he put on 46 off 42 balls for the first wicket with veteran left-hander Devon Smith (24).When Smith missed a wild heave at seamer Anderson Phillip and had his stumps rattled in the seventh over, Maloney found an ally in Kavem Hodge (57) to add a further 62 for the second wicket.Hodge’s knock was a slow one, requiring 105 balls and including one four and a six, and it put the innings under pressure, leaving Volcanoes struggling especially after they lost three wickets for 15 runs in the space of 31 balls to be 123 for four in the 33rd over.Emmanuel Stewart arrived to punch two fours and sixes in a 34-ball 31, adding a vital 48 for the fifth wicket with Hodge who eventually perished after adding a further 28 for the sixth wicket with Athanaze, bowled by left-arm spinner Yannick Ottley in the 46th over.In reply, Red Force stumbled early when Tion Webster (5) feathered one from off-spinner Shane Shillingford through to wicketkeeper Stewart in the second over and Kyle Hope followed two overs later for five.But that was the end of Volcanoes’ success as Bravo and Solozano dominated the attack. Bravo brought up his hundred off 113 balls at the start of the 39th over with a giant six over mid-wicket off leg-spinner Cottoy and Solozano followed him at the end of the 42nd, reaching his landmark by clearing the mid-wicket ropes with left-arm spinner Hodge.last_img read more

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