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Bill VogeThis, the firm said, involved the exchange of ‘communications of a sexual nature’ with a woman he has never met in person and who had no connection to the firm. The firm, which declined to comment further, said that although Voge’s conduct was not unlawful it was ‘not befitting the leader of the firm’.Voge said in a statement: ‘It is with great sorrow that I step down as chair and managing partner of Latham & Watkins. I made a personal mistake for which I bear considerable fault and humiliation. I deeply regret my lapse of judgment and I am sorry for the distress and embarrassment I have caused my family, friends and colleagues.’He added: ‘My conduct falls well below the personal and professional standards I have tried to uphold throughout my entire career. My disappointment in myself is all the more acute because this lapse does not represent who I am and what I believe, and because I have let down our firm and its people, all of whom I so deeply cherish and respect.’William Henry Voge was elected to lead Latham in 2014 having previously practised as a US-qualified energy projects lawyer in the firm’s London office. He has been with the practice for 35 years. His profile still appears on the firm’s website though he is listed as a ‘retired partner’.In its latest financial results Los Angeles-headquartered Latham, which occupies an office in Bishopsgate, London, announced revenue of just over $3bn – the first to achieve that milestone. City firm Latham & Watkins’s chief Bill Voge has stood down after admitting to inappropriate ‘communications of a sexual nature’.In a statement the firm said Voge has tendered his resignation as global chair and managing partner after making voluntary disclosures to its executive committee.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has indicated it will press on with plans to remove exemptions afforded solely to EU lawyers when they apply to qualify in England and Wales if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.The SRA said today that World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules – which would apply if the UK leaves the EU without a deal – would not allow EU lawyers to receive preferential treatment. EU lawyers are currently able to apply for exemptions on a topic by topic basis from the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS), which all foreign-qualified lawyers must sit to qualify in England and Wales. However, the SRA said that in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit – which remains the default legal position unless a withdrawal agreement is secured – this system would have to change.The regulator, which consulted on its proposed approach in December last year, said it is proposing that exemptions be extended to all foreign lawyers but that these would be offered only if they cover the entirety of the QLTS and not on a topic by topic basis. Chancery Lane has spoken out against plans to remove exemptions entirely warning of creating an ‘unnecessary barrier to qualification’ which could make England and Wales a less attractive jurisdiction and imperil its position as Europe’s largest legal market.Law Society president Christina Blacklaws said today that Chancery Lane agrees on the need to change the rules in the event of a no-deal Brexit. ‘It is important to stress, however, that the jurisdiction of England and Wales remains open to EU as well as non-EU lawyers and that requalifying as a solicitor of England and Wales is a passport to international legal practice for many foreign lawyers.’SRA chief executive Paul Philip, said: ‘Whatever the outcome of the negotiations, it is important that we are prepared to make sure the transition to any new arrangements takes place as seamlessly as possible, with as little disruption as possible for the profession or the public who need their services.’
UK: Siemens is to provide 50% of the cost of a training academy specialising in traction and rolling stock skills, to be built at its King’s Heath depot in Northampton which maintains electric multiple-units for London Midland and is the headquarters for Siemens’ UK service operation. The remainder of the funding is to be provided by the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, with support from DfT. Reflecting the funding agreement, 50% of training capacity at the new academy is to be used by Siemens employees, with the remainder released to the wider industry. Expected to welcome its first students in spring 2015, the training centre will act as a national ‘hub’ with regional ‘spokes’ at other rolling stock maintenance depots around the country. As well as providing training for apprentices and graduates entering the industry, the academy will enable existing staff to update their skills in areas such as modern electronic train control systems and ETCS. Siemens estimates that the UK rail industry will need to recruit 4500 new traction and rolling stock specialists in the next five years. This is partly driven by the age profile of existing staff, but also by significant technical changes including the increased use of onboard electronics and computer networks. ‘We are proud that Siemens, in collaboration with NSARE, will play such an integral part in ensuring rail industry employees have the skills and competencies required to maintain the next generation of trains in which the UK government is investing’, said Siemens Rail Systems Managing Director Steve Scrimshaw. NSARE has signed a partnership agreement with the National Skills Academy for Construction, formally recognising training commitments made by Costain and Network Rail for the rebuilding of London Bridge station under the Thameslink Programme. Targets have been set to support and train 40 apprentices, 71 young people on work placements, 22 graduates and 80 new employees over the four years of construction.
Mandal was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 13, it added. BACOLOD City – Charged with murder, a woman was arrested in Barangay Cabadiangan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Officers of the Himamaylan and Talisay City, Negros Occidental police stations served the warrant issued by Judge Pepito Gellada of the Regional Trial Court Branch 53 in this city dated Nov. 13, 2014. No bail bond was recommended for the temporary liberty of 35-year-old resident Rowena Mandal, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Talisay City police station./PN
CLEVELAND, Ohio- It was a night of celebration and recognition, as the Cleveland Monsters looked to start off the 2016-2017 season with a win against their divisional foe, the Rockford IceHogs. The Calder Cup banner was raised and the Q was excited for some Monsters Hockey.After the celebration was over and the puck dropped, it was time for business. Cleveland and Rockford were both ready to battle and start the season strong. Cleveland swept Rockford during the Calder Cup Playoffs, putting away the IceHogs in three straight games. Rockford seemed to remember that early on, as they were very physical. The Monsters were able to set the tone, out-shooting the IceHogs 10-6. The action was intense, as both defenses were very stingy. At the end of the first period, the score was tied at zero apiece. Head Coach John Madden had the first opportunity to show us how the team would adjust going into the second period.The Monsters came out with the mindset of getting the score first. They did just that, as Sonny Milano got the first score of the season at the 12:46 mark of the second period on a power play goal. T.J. Tynan and Jaime Sifers assisted him on the play. For the rest of the period, the Monsters shut down the frustrated IceHogs. Rockford started to sense that they were running out of time and they still had been unable to find any cracks in Goaltender Anton Forsberg.The third period shaped out to be a testament to the Monsters defense. After a quick goal twenty-five seconds into the period from Alex Broadhurst, the Monsters felt victory approaching them. The IceHogs were unable to get anything going on the offensive side of things. The game did start to get a little drama-filled. The IceHogs squeaked a goal through Forsberg’s pads with 2:24 remaining. Coach Madden and the Monsters did not let the goal phase them, as they held on to the 2-1 victory.Anton Forsberg had a 24-save performance, Sonny Milano showed his leadership and Head Coach John Madden secured his first victory as Monsters coach. This team showed why it is so much fun to watch, as they got the season started right. The team looked to move to 2-0 tomorrow. The game starts at 5pm between the Monsters and IceHogs at the Quicken Loans Arena. Eli Mooneyham Related TopicsAnton ForsbergCleveland MonstersJohn MaddenRockford IceHogsSonny Milano Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.
Bill HoltDebbie CaryPaul FischerSoldotna Municipal Charter Proposition (Home Rule)Linda HutchingsFred Sturman Click the following links for KSRM’s coverage of the candidates and issues…Soldotna City Council Modigh: “We have three election precincts that you can vote at. So if you’re unaware of which precinct you’re to vote at, contact the City Clerk’s office, 283-8231, and we can guide you in the right direction. There’s several forms of identification that you can use to vote. We have a list of those. If you have your voter ID card, that’s great, if you have a State ID card, if you have a military ID card, and there’s several other things you can use for your identification. They will provide you the ballot for city and borough and you will vote at your precinct and submit that to one of the election officials.” For Kenai voters, City Clerk Sandra Modigh says there are a number of different places to vote… Borough Clerk Johni Blankenship outlines the polling locations across the Borough… Blankenship: “Central precinct will be voting at the Soldotna Sports Center, K-beach will be at the K-beach fire station. Kenai 1 is at the Kenai Mall, Kenai 2 is at the Challenger Learning Center, Kenai 3 is at the Kenai Senior Center. And Soldotna precinct which is more than just that Soldotna city limits, will be voting at Soldotna City Hall. There are also some areas that are close, Kasilof will be voting at Kasilof fire station and Nikiski at the Nikiski Community Center. Salmantof at the Nikiski Fire Station number 1. Sterling is at Sterling Community Center, so Sterling 1 and 2. And of course we will have absentee voting available here at the Borough building from 7am to 8pm when the polls close.” Lisa ParkerRegina DanielsTyson CoxTim Cashman Bob McIntoshChristine HutchisonGlenese PetteyJason FloydJim Glendening Kenai City Council Forum Borough Propositions ForumKPB PROPOSITION NO. 1. CENTRAL PENINSULA LANDFILL GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDSKPB PROPOSITION NO. 2. SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPTIAL AND HOMER MEDICAL CENTER GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDSKPB PROPOSITION NO. 3. INCREASING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF A SALE SUBJECT TO THE BOROUGH SALES TAX TO $1,000 AND EXEMPTING RESIDENTIAL RENTALS FROM SALES TAXKPB PROPOSITION NO. 4. PHASING OUT THE OPTIONAL SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION FOR NEW APPLICANTS BY THE YEAR 2024 Borough District 7 Forum (Central District) FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Polls are open from 7am to 8pm today as Kenai Peninsula Borough residents elect their new leaders and define future taxes. Kenai Mayoral Forum Brian GabrielHal Smalley For a copy of the Borough voter pamphlet, click here. Mike NavarreBrent JohnsonWayne Ogle is running unopposed in Borough District 3 (Nikiski), as is Dale Bagley in District 4 (Soldotna).
The Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan decided Tuesday to slap Yuko Mitsuka with a ¥2 million fine after she pulled out of the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup last week in protest of a two-shot penalty she drew for slow play.Mitsuka withdrew from the four-day major tournament at Ibaraki Golf Club last Thursday for “personal reasons” after she received a two-shot penalty for slow play on the eighth hole green. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES The 25-year-old apologized to JLPGA head Hisako Higuchi last Friday and has said she will refrain voluntarily from playing in the next eight tournaments on the JLPGA Tour and three events overseas, including the Women’s British Open.