Planet error

first_imgNow for the latest, and possibly last, instalment in what we can only term the Obiter dicta series of amusing dictation errors. Annest Jones, litigation solicitor at City Legal, tells us of some errors typed by secretaries which we think are all rather more engaging than what was originally intended. There is a ‘trolleyable’ rather than triable issue; the groovy-sounding ‘soul director’ of a company; and a ‘divorce partition’ (rather than petition), which Obiter reckons could catch on in many feuding households. Jones says her favourite – which will no doubt be familiar to many a reader – is the presentation of a ‘sworn Arthur David’. Solicitor Fiona Hendry recalls being given a very young typist early on in her career as a claimant personal injury lawyer. She was horrified when a letter of instruction sent to her medical expert asked for a ‘medical extermination of the client’ instead of an examination. No doubt the client is ever grateful that the error was spotted. Conveyancer Sue Morton at Everyman Legal recalls a set of estate agent’s particulars for a Cotswold stone cottage featuring an inglenook fireplace with a ‘breast sunner beam’, instead of a bressumer beam. Perhaps the typist was thinking of her next appointment at the solarium. Finally, Jonathan Eastwood relates that, while reading a draft affidavit, he was once surprised to see himself described as a ‘solicitor of the Supreme Court of Jupiter’. Out of this world. Click here for more dictation bloopers.last_img read more

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Coordinated efforts in JAXPORT

first_imgThe equipment, with some individual items weighing as much as 170 tonnes, included a transformer, four reheaters and 36 modules which arrived from Malaysia and Korea on vessels operated by Chipolbrok and Combi Lift.Once the ships arrived at the Talleyrand Terminal, Global Stevedoring Inc coordinated the activities of various logistics and transportation companies, including Barnhart Crane & Rigging, Progressive Rail Inc and Specialized Rail Transport.Rick Sharp, VP of Global Stevedoring told HLPFI that four of the items of equipment are destined for a Michigan nuclear power plant, while the large transformer will be used in Lakeland, Florida. The 36 equipment modules will be used for a cooling system in a coal-fired power plant in McDonough, Georgia.The arrival of the heavy lift project cargoes comes as JAXPORT says that it is still in good shape to ride out the effects of the global recession. In addition, Mr Menefee said that the port is keen to increase its throughput of heavy and over-dimensional cargoes.”One of our big advantages over other ports on the east coast is our excellent on-dock connections to the networks of three Class I railroads, including Jacksonville-based CSX Transportation (CSXT), Florida East Coast (FEC) and Norfolk Southern (NS),” says Mr Menefee. “Heavy lift items can be unloaded directly from the vessel at the Talleyrand Terminal, where on-dock rail facilities are run by Talleyrand Terminal Railroad, Inc, which provides direct switching for Norfolk Southern and CSX.”Pictured below is the 120 tonne heat recovery steam generator being unloaded from the ship and positioned onto the rail car to ensure correct over-width clearances. The CSXT KLR rail car is purpose-designed to handle the weight or specialised rail car for these heavy lifts.last_img read more

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Once more into the electronic justice breach

first_img‘So far, a pilot of an all-electronic criminal justice system is working in only one of England’s 42 criminal justice areas. Getting the rest up to speed by 2008 will be a delicate task.’That classic example of understated fence-perching journalism appeared in the Guardian newspaper in 2003. I recall it because I wrote it. It was the wrap-up line of an interview with the newly appointed head of a five-year programme to computerise the criminal justice system.The techie vision in 2003 was of a single electronic case file, created at the first report of a crime, growing in size as an individual is arrested, charged, remanded, tried, serves a prison sentence and is released. At every stage of the linear process, those involved – from police officers to prosecutors to probation workers – would use and share sub-sets of data from the same file, with never a sheet of paper cluttering up the process.If the idea rings a bell, it may be because this week the justice minister, Damian Green, outlined something very similar as a way of removing unacceptable delays in the criminal justice system. The aim, he said, ‘must be a single case file that progresses electronically right through the system from police to court and then prison or probation without constant re-keying of information’.Will it work this time round? I am cautiously optimistic. Believe it or not, technology has come a long way since 2003 (that was before Facebook, remember), mainly in the availability of cheap and usable portable devices that will be essential for creating seamless case files. Equally as important is the change in consumer attitudes: on my tube journey to work, far more people read Kindles, iPads or smartphones (still four years in the future in 2003) than paper books or magazines.Meanwhile, although the evidence is not yet definitive, the public sector has got better at running IT programmes, with agile developments based on open systems replacing billion-pound contracts.Against that, there are still formidable problems. These include incompatible legacy systems and the lack of suitability in much of our courts estate. A more fundamental issue is whether the criminal justice process, which looks so neat and linear on management consultants’ PowerPoint slides, can be shoehorned into single case files in the real world.An interesting comparator is the programme to create electronic health records. Heaven knows, the NHS has had enough trouble with that – and it is working with the advantage that health records are designed around customers who are identifiable from cradle to grave. Crimes are messier, and may involve a constantly changing cast of suspects, including unknown ones. Finally, there’s the question, raised trenchantly by defence solicitors, of how we are going to pay for all this shiny new kit.Paradoxically, however, the current financial situation is one reason why Green’s vision may be more realistic this time round. A decade ago, when ministers were chucking cash at IT projects, no one minded too much if the resulting systems didn’t get used. In the current climate, as the court service’s IT chief said last November, there is no slack for running dual electronic and paper systems.The new tech will have to be made to work, however uncomfortable that is for practitioners.I’ll repeat my warning about the ‘delicate task’, however. Though this time I suspect it will take less than 10 years to prove me right.Michael Cross is Gazette news editor Follow Michael on Twitterlast_img read more

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West Country firm claims Iran first

first_imgDevon and Somerset-based private client and commercial firm Everys Solicitors has announced the acquisition of an Iranian firm on the day of an international agreement that promises to end the country’s commercial isolation.The firm will now open a branch office in Tehran headed by Iranian practitioner Saeid Salari (pictured, left), an expert in international trade contracts, intellectual property rights and company law.The Tehran office will be assisted by multilingual UK-qualified lawyer and corporate specialist Nazanin Maghsoudlou (pictured, right), who will be based in Everys’ Dubai office.Speaking from Tehran today, Everys’ managing partner James Griffin (pictured, centre) said that Iran provided a large potential market for legal services. ‘There’s a lot of demand for legal services both internally and when dealing with foreign investors.‘Economically it has been a closed society for quite some time and they have developed their own ways of doing business, but once it’s opened up, western business is going to want to get in and people will be looking for representation.’Opportunities range from infrastructure contracts, to business franchises to luxury goods, he said. ‘Saeid, his team and Nazanin are primed to bridge the gap between cultures and legal systems with their strong understanding of common law, codified law and sharia law to safeguard corporate interests and assets, while maximising business opportunities,’ he said. Griffin said that he believed Everys was the first England and Wales firm to open a direct presence in Iran in recent years rather than taking the more common option of setting up an Iran desk staffed by Iranian lawyers overseas.‘If you want to be here, you have to have a local presence,’ he said.last_img read more

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All aspects of Japanese rail technology in one place

first_imgJORSA: The Japan Overseas Railway System Association’s Japan Hall is now a regular feature of the InnoTrans trade fair, and this year it will bring together 13 member firms to occupy the whole of Hall 7.2a.‘Our members include suppliers, operators and institutes, enabling us to present all aspects of Japanese rail technology and hardware to trade visitors at a single location, as well as convincing them of the quality of these products’, said JORSA director Shinji Sayama. In addition to the Japan Hall, JORSA member companies Fuji Electric, Hitachi, Hitachi Nico Transmission, J-TREC, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corp will also have their own stands at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin.last_img read more

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French League Cup: Victor Osimhen Suffers Penalty Heartbreak In Semifinal Loss

first_imgSuper Eagles striker Victor Osimhen’s hopes of landing a first trophy for Lille was painfully extinguished after they lost on penalties to fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon after extra time in the semifinal of the Coupe de la Ligue on Tuesday.The 21-year-old was on for the entire 120 minutes creating a goal and scoring Lille’s fourth kick in the shoot out but misses by Jonathan Bamba and Renato Sanches saw Lyon win 4-3 to progress to the final.Lille opened the scoring at Groupama Stadium in the 13th minute through Portuguese midfielder who swept home after the ball fell at his feet following Osimhen’s mazy run.Their lead was shortlived though with Moussa Dembele restoring parity from the spot following a foul in the box.With the game seemingly headed for a draw and extra time, Dembele teed up Houssem Aouar to score what appeared a likely winner in the 85th minute but Lyon defender Rafael fouled in the box in added time to gift Lille a penalty and the chance of extra time.French striker Loic Remy showed nerves of steel to bury the kick and send the game into extra time which ended goalless with penalties ensuing thereafter.Jonathan Bamba opened the shootouts by missing for Lille and Lyon capitalised to score their next three kicks.Osimhen stepped up to score Lille’s fourth to keep them in the game but Lyon’s advantage was restored when Thiago Mendes dispatched their fourth.It then fell on Sanches to keep Lille’s hopes alive but the Portuguese’s effort was saved and Lyon ran out 4-3 winners on penalties. RelatedMoses Simon Shines In Nantes Loss As Brilliant Osimhen Scores AgainJanuary 19, 2020In “France”Osimhen Closes In On Ikpeba’s Goals Record As Lille Beat StrasbourgFebruary 2, 2020In “France”Osimhen To Miss Lille’s Last Game Of The YearDecember 20, 2019In “France”last_img read more

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High school volleyball: Airline falls to No. 2 Archbishop Chappelle in second round of…

first_imgThe No. 15 seed Airline Lady Vikings fell to No. 2 Archbishop Chappelle in three sets in a Division I second-round volleyball playoff game Saturday in Metairie.Airline closed the season 29-14. The win total is a school record. The Lady Vikings became the first volleyball team in Bossier Parish history to host a playoff game and the first to win one, defeating Comeaux in the first round on Thursday.Airline also won the District 1 championship for the second time in the last three years. The Lady Vikings shared the title with Ruston.Airline got off to a tough start against Chappelle, losing the first set 25-5. But the Lady Vikings improved each set, losing the next two 25-10 and 25-15.Tori Ligman had 14 digs along with one ace for Airline. Gabby Patronis had three digs, four kills and one ace. Thali Rosario had 11 digs and five assists. Zahria Lloyd had five digs, three assists and one kill.Archbishop Chappelle (31-10) hosts No. 7 St. Amant in the quarterfinals.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Husky Sports Band To Perform Annual Concert

first_img 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HD 1080p HD Auto (360p) The concert will open up with the St. Cloud State University Jazz Ensemble.Showtime starts at 7:00 p.m.center_img ST. CLOUD — The music that rang out throughout Husky Stadium will now ring out in Ritsche Auditorium.The Husky Sports Band will be performing their annual concert ‘The Sounds of the Stadium’ Tuesday night.The band will perform music from the football season. 1/1 About Connatix V56892 About Connatix V56892last_img read more

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News in brief: Bees duo nominated, QPR Youth Cup game moved

first_imgGray has been in great formBrentfordBees boss Mark Warburton and striker Andre Gray are in the running for the Championship manager and player of the month awards respectively. Under Warburton’s guidance, Brentford won all five of their league games in November, taking them up to third in the table.He has been nominated alongside Bolton’s Neil Lennon, Mick McCarthy of Ipswich and new Birmingham boss Gary Rowett. Gray, who stepped up three divisions when signing from Luton in the summer, has netted five goals in the last five games, and is competing with Blackburn forward Rudy Gestede, Leeds midfielder Alex Mowatt and Birmingham goalkeeper Darren Randolph.Scott HoganBrentford say the striker is making good progress in his recovery from a serious knee injury he suffered at Rotherham in August. Hogan underwent surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in September and will continue his rehabilitation work in the new year with two weeks in Philadelphia with renowned knee specialist Bill Knowles.AdChoices广告Bees boss Mark Warburton said: “Much work still lies ahead but it is most pleasing to see how far Scott has come in such a short period of time. The fact Scott is making such excellent progress is testament to the work ethic and commitment of the player and the medical team”.FulhamThe Whites have sold out their full away allocation for the Boxing Day trip to Bournemouth. It means Kit Symons’ side will be backed by more than 1,325 fans when they take on the Championship high-flyers.QPRRangers’ FA Youth Cup tie at Birmingham City has been brought forward to Saturday 13 December, with a 1pm kick-off. The game, at Solihull Moors FC, was originally scheduled for Tuesday 16 December.Charlie AustinThe striker has been voted QPR’s player of the month for November after scoring five goals in as many matches.Lyle Della VerdeThe Fulham midfielder, on loan at Bristol Rovers, underwent a scan on Thursday on an ankle injury picked up in a Conference Premier match this week. The 19-year-old turned his ankle after a challenge midway through the first half of Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Wrexham.Mark SmithThe Brentford goalkeeper will stay with Hampton & Richmond Borough until January. Smith, 18, joined the Ryman Premier Division club on a short-term loan at the end of October but has had the deal extended.Hampton & RichmondWinger Luke Wanadio has left the club in order to play more first-team football. The former Kingstonian man has not been a regular for Hampton of late and boss Alan Dowson said: “Luke is a bit unlucky. He wants to start games, it’s something at the moment we can guarantee so he goes with our best wishes.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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“The dream was to have Adidas clothes” – Everton star explains…

first_imgWhen dreaming of making it as a footballer, many people would imagine the money, the houses, the adulation, the holidays on yachts costing more than a row of houses. Not Idrissa Gueye.The Everton star has been speaking to L’Equipe about his route into football and his aims as a child, and it’s interesting stuff. Gueye came through the Diambars academy in Senegal and, like many other players, has a nice story about his trial to get there.“I was thirteen or fourteen years old. I participated in a series of trials and the last three days was spent in Dakar. I understood that those who were chosen had yellow and blue bibs. And as I was in red, I thought, ‘It’s dead.’ My luck? There was only one game left and two guys were fighting to be in the middle so I went right back. And Jimmy Adjovi-Boco, on the edge of the pitch, appreciated me. He called me to join the yellow and blue.”That was just the start of a road which would eventually see Gueye become the first Diambars product to sign a professional contract in Europe, and then end up at Everton.The dreams began after the trial, but Gueye explained to L’Equipe his aims were more simple than most: “I was so happy because I thought I was going to stop school (laughs). The dream was to have Adidas clothes, not necessarily to be a pro. We were not aware of what it was. Upon arrival, I was warned: ‘Everyone dresses the same, no mobile phone, no difference.’“Because some were richer than others. One of us was even a talibé, a beggar. He had never set foot in school, he started here at fourteen and has a good job in France today.”Embed from Getty ImagesThe youngsters were all together with similar aims, and it created a strangely competitive atmosphere: “There were four of us in a room, and in my room there were the youngest ones. We had rituals like weighing, sizes. Every week, it was the competition for the one who was growing the most, who was gaining the most weight. In the evening, you ate a lot and did not go to the bathroom.”Eventually, Diambars convinced Lille to take Gueye, but there was money exchanged.The deal was they would pay if the footballer succeeded, and of course he did, and naturally those early years have left a mark: “Diambars is a family. Everything that touches one touches the other. I spent more time there than with my own family, five years without stopping, alone at that age. We talked about our dreams in the evening, we imagined lives when we had nothing. When I see this journey again… It’s beautiful.”Senegal face Japan in the World Cup on Sunday evening, Everton’s Idrissa Gueye is expected to start. The kit will be Puma, Gueye’s boots? Adidas.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

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