​Linder Myers ‘close to signing’ rescue deal

first_imgAn £18.7m law firm that last month announced it was to enter administration is set to be rescued by a debt restructuring deal to be agreed next week, according to the website of legal business consultancy Assure Law.A website article claims that north-west England firm Linder Myers, which employs 51 partners and 260 staff across five offices, is close to signing a deal with its creditors that will allow it to continue trading on a solvent basis.Assure Law, the article says, has no intention of buying Linder Myers, but has simply been working with the firm for some weeks to help it ‘run the business and plot a path to growth’.The debt restructuring deal, if agreed, will require an injection of new capital into the firm and will give creditors a more satisfactory deal than a pre-pack administration, the article adds.Midland firm HCB has said that it has ended its interest in buying Linder Myers.Assure Law is run by Tony Stockdale, a former managing partner of national accountancy firm Bentley Jennison. It has offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester.last_img read more

Brownlee targets 3-peat for Ginebra

first_imgJustin Brownlee MANILA – After leading Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings to the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup title, Justin Brownlee now sets his focus on helping his squad achieve a “three-peat” in the season-ending 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.Brownlee, the Commissioner’s Cup Best Import awardee, admitted this would be easier said than done with other squads also bringing in talented imports to unseat the two-time champions Kings.“I’m just focused on getting better every day and just trying to help the team win,” Brownlee told the media after the Kings’ 93-77 win over San Miguel Beermen in Game 6 of the finals on Wednesday night.“I see some of the imports coming in for the Governors’ Cup, and very talented, a lot of really good imports. I’m sure it’s gonna be very tough. And if there’s a target on my back, that is what it is, that’s something I’m not gonna worry about,” he added. Kings head coach Tim Cone admitted that their title defense will be harder this time compared to last year’s but he believes his wards are ready to accept the challenge.“It will not be easy. Justin will have a huge target on his back and the other teams will be aiming at him,” Cone said. “But we are ready to accept the challenge. The players want to be challenged.”The 30-year-old Brownlee said he is just grateful to achieve his third PBA championship and is hoping to continue winning more as a resident import for the crowd favorite Kings.“It’s a blessing to be able just compete in the Finals, to be able to just compete in this league, definitely a blessing to me,” said Brownlee. “I’m just very happy, ecstatic, and I’m just gonna keep working hard. Hopefully I just continue to have success here in the Philippines.”/PNlast_img read more

Monsters Keep Rolling; Win Fourth Straight 3-2 Over Iowa

first_img Matt Loede DES MOINES, IA – Winners in six of their past seven games, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters defeated the Iowa Wild on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA by a final score of 3-2. With the win, the Monsters’ fourth consecutive victory, Lake Erie improved to 10-3-0-2 overall this season and with a .733 points percentage, remain alone in second place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.The Wild claimed a 1-0 lead on Saturday when Andrew Yogan scalded a sharp-angle slapper past Monsters goaltender Anton Forsberg at 13:28 of the opening frame. Lake Erie wasted no time in responding, however, as Ryan Craig received a slick drop pass from Alex Broadhurst and Daniel Zaar less than one minute later to tie the game at one heading into the first intermission.Iowa pulled ahead just 50 seconds into the middle frame when Grayson Downing posted his fourth of the season on the backhand, but late in the second, Zaar took an end-wall feed from Craig and Broadhurst and buried a buzzer-beating tally with just 2.1 seconds left to knot the game at two heading into the final period of regulation. Only one day removed from signing a PTO with the Monsters, Lake Erie winger Derek DeBlois poked home his first marker of the season at 7:57, an even-strength goal assisted by Justin Falk and T.J. Tynan that lifted the Monsters to victory by a 3-2 final score.Forsberg improved to 6-2-0 on the season by virtue of a 19-save performance while Iowa’s Jeremy Smith took the loss, his AHL-leading eighth of the year, despite stopping 35 Monsters shots.Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Sunday road tilt vs. the Rockford IceHogs with full coverage underway at 5:00 pm, live from the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL. Related TopicsAHLIowa WildMonsterscenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Bandara Tunggul Wulung, Jadi Basis Sekolah Penerbangan di Selatan Jawa

first_imgBandara Tunggul Wulung ini dioperasikan oleh Unit Penyelenggara Bandara Udara, Kementerian Perhubungan. Bandara ini terletak di sebelah barat kota Cilacap tepatnya di daerah Jeruk Legi. Memiliki panjang landasan pacu 1400 m x 30 m dan merupakan bandara kelas III.Bandara ini sekarang mengoperasikan maskapai Susi Air dan Wings Air. Susi Air melayani penerbangan Cilacap ke Pangandaran dan Cilacap ke Jakarta tepatnya di bandara Halim Perdanakusuma. Pesawat yang digunakan Susi Air adalah Cesna 208 B Grand Caravan yang mengangkut penumpang 12 orang. Selain itu Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Pelita Air dan Nam Air juga beroperasi di bandara ini.Selain sebagai bandara komersial, bandara Tunggul Wulung juga merupakan tempat latih lima sekolah penerbangan. Kemudian pesawat baling-baling milik sekolah penerbangan tersebut juga terparkir di hanggar bandara.Baca juga: Tak Hanya Lewat Jalur Laut, Ke Karimunjawa Juga Bisa Naik Pesawat Lho!Adanya pesawat latih sekolah penerbangan ada di bandara Tunggul Wulung, lantaran bandara ini tidak memiliki aktivitas yang padat dengan aktivitas pesawat komersialnya. Meski sepi, bandara ini memiliki fasilitas yang cukup memadai seperit satu taxi way, alat navigasi, runway light, apron seluas 190 x 96 meter yang mampu menampung tiga pesawat ATR tipe 72.Sempat beredar kabar landasan pacu bandara ini akan diperpanjang menjadi 1800 meter, tetapi masih banyak kendala selain lahan, masyrakat juga masih menyeberang melalui landasan pacu tersebut.Diketahui bandara Tunggul Wulung pertama kali di bangun oleh Pertamina tahun 1974 dan selesai tahun 1977. Di tahun yang sama dengan selesainya, pada 19 September 1977, bandara ini resmi beroperasi. Nama Tunggul Wulung sendiri diambil dari nama patilasan Senopati Tunggul Wulung.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedHang Nadim, Bandara dengan Landas Pacu Terpanjang di Indonesia07/02/2017In “Analisa Angkutan”Atasi Ketimpangan Ekonomi, Kemenhub Proyeksikan 8 Bandara Baru di Selatan Jawa22/08/2017In “Bandara”Bandara Nusawiru, Penunjang Wisata Pangandaran dan Olahraga Dirgantara12/09/2017In “Bandara” Bandara Tunggul Wulung di Cilacap, Jawa Tengah Untung tak dapat diraih, malang tak dapat ditolak, Selasa (20/3/2018), sebuah pesawat latih yang dipiloti Kolonel Penerbang M H Hanafie, jatuh akibat pesawat kehilangan daya angkatnya sekitar pukul 15.15 WIB di Bandara Tunggul Wulung, Cilacap, Jawa Tengah. Mantan penerbang jet tempur Sukhoi ini diketahui sedang berlatih aerobatik dalam rangka wisuda siswa Ganesha Flight Academy yang akan dilangsungkan pada hari Sabtu, 24 Maret 2018.Baca juga: Bandara Nusawiru, Penunjang Wisata Pangandaran dan Olahraga DirgantaraAkibat jatuhnya pesawat M H Hanafie, sejumlah pesawat di apron dan hanggar mengalami kerusakan parah. Hingga kini kecelakaan tersebut masih di selidiki oleh pihak Komite Nasional Keselamatan Transportasi (KNKT). Namun di bakik musibah yang terjadi, identitas Bandara Tunggul Wulung kembali terangkat. Seperti apakah sosok bandara di selatan Jawa ini?last_img read more

Alabama star Cooped up, but Crimson Tide was not

first_imgATLANTA – Go ahead and make Amari Cooper work for every receiving yard.Go ahead and make Alabama’s force-of-nature wide receiver catch short passes, and have guys ready to tackle him immediately. He can be a possession receiver, too, and Alabama has other guys.Missouri came into Saturday’s SEC Championship Game determined to make Alabama show it can win without the guy who has made the big plays all season making all the big plays, and the Crimson Tide did.A week after Cooper caught touchdown passes of 17, 39 and 75 yards in the Iron Bowl, DeAndrew White caught a 58-yarder in Alabama’s 42-13 victory in the Georgia Dome.Tight end O.J. Howard made a key 17-yard catch to convert third down and 7, and running back T.J. Yeldon scored on the next play to put Alabama up 21-3.Meanwhile, Cooper became a long-handoff running back. He even took a pitch on an end-around.With Mizzou determined to keep him from making chunk plays, he made dink-and-dunk plays.Cooper’s 12 catches for 83 yards might not have been the performance he needed in the conference championship to keep pace with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota in the Heisman Trophy race. Mariota’s 346 yards in total offense and two touchdown passes in a 51-13 over Arizona in Friday’s Pac-12 final spoke loudly to the national audience.There are reasons why quarterbacks have an easier time winning such awards. They touch the ball every play.But Cooper’s performance Saturday was enough to break Riedel Anthony’s 1996 record for catches in the SEC Championship.Cooper’s performance was enough that he walked out of the Georgia Dome with 115 catches on the season, setting an SEC record. Announcement of the record on the dome’s video screens drew a loud “Coooooooooop!” from Tide fans.Most importantly, Cooper’s performance kept drives moving and made it possible for other talented Alabama receivers or backs to make plays.White made another 32-yard catch to convert third down and 10 on Alabama’s first possession of the third quarter. He caught four passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.Cooper staying short allowed Christion Jones to slide into a deeper seam for a conversion later in the third quarter. On the other side of row of Mizzou defenders, Cooper clapped in celebration after the play.Jones caught two more passes on that drive, including the touchdown pass that put Alabama up 28-13 early in the fourth quarter.Make no mistake. Mizzou’s strategy was effective. Reminiscent of Alabama’s lone loss this season, at Ole Miss, the Tigers slowed the Tide for a while. It was a one-score game after three quarters.Against an offense like Oregon’s in the inaugural College Football Playoff title game, maybe that strategy would slow Alabama enough to make a difference in the outcome.But Mizzou didn’t have much offense to offer, outside of Maty Mauk’s scrambles and bombs to Jimmie Hunt.Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and quarterback Blake Sims were patient. They Tide chipped away and gained separation in the fourth quarter.That’s because Alabama has more than Amari Cooper to offer. Against most teams Alabama will play, it’s more than enough.last_img read more

Another NBA Warriors champion becomes a club employee

first_imgSean Livingstons | Photo: NBASean Livingston, who defended his career a year ago, has become an employee of the Golden State Warriors office of the National Basketball Association (NBA), reports The Athletic.The American played in the NBA from 2004 to 2019, representing the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets and Warriors. , with which the defender won three championship titles. In total, he went to the field in 833 NBA Main Event matches, scoring 6.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3 assists. In 126 play-offs, he averaged 6.4 points, 2.6 balls under baskets and 2.4 assists.In 2019, Livingston announced the end of his career, stating that he was both upset and happy. After a long rest, the former basketball player is ready to take on new challenges. In the Warriors, he has become the head of department responsible for player interaction.Yesterday it became known that Leandro Barbosa, another former Golden State basketball player, ended his career. During his NBA career (2003-2017), Barbosa played the Phoenix Dog, the Toronto Raptors, the Indian Pacers, the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, with which he played in 2014/2015. became the NBA champion in the season. In total, the defender has played in 850 NBA Main Event matches, marking an average of 10.6 points, 2 rebounds and 2.1 assists. In 119 “play-off” fights, he averaged eight points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists.In 2007, Barbos was awarded the NBA’s Sixth Best Player (Reserve) Award.The Brazilian will now act as a player mentor for Warriors.Former NBA champion and Sixth Man of the Year Leandro Barbosa says he is retiring from basketball and returning to the Golden State Warriors as a player mentor coach.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 14, 2020The NBA champion closes his career and becomes a mentor in the Warriors teamlast_img read more

GFC slams five past Northern Rangers

first_imgGeorgetown Football Club [GFC] crushed Northern Rangers 5-0, when the Georgetown Football Association [GFA] Stag Beer ‘Revival Cup, continued yesterday at the Tucville ground. The Bourda boys were led by a brace from Rondel Peters in the 26th and 65thminute while Richard Edmonson bagged a double in the 70th and 78th minute. Opening the scoring in the 22nd minute was Lavaughn Innis.Meanwhile, Riddim Squad and Black Pearl battled to a 1-1 draw. Julian Forris handed Riddim Squad the lead in the 35th minute only for Takadie Sealey to equalise in the 52nd minute for Black Pearl.last_img

2019 Ravens training camp preview: Defensive line

first_imgWith training camp beginning in two weeks and the preseason opener less than a month away, we’ll look at each Ravens position group before players begin reporting to Owings Mills for the first full-squad practice on July 25.July 9 — CornerbacksJuly 10 — Running backsWe continue on the defensive line, a group that includes one of the best run-stopping duos in the NFL and only two players over age 25. However, with the free-agent departures of Za’Darius Smith, Terrell Suggs, and Brent Urban, the Ravens are looking for viable pass-rushing options both off the edge and inside. Smith and Urban frequently lined up as interior rushers last season, so defensive coordinator Wink Martindale will need at least a couple interior linemen to create pressure in the pocket. Returning veteran Pernell McPhee also has a chance to be part of that equation as someone moving to an interior spot in sub packages, but he’s officially listed as an outside linebacker.It’s worth noting usage of the defensive line is certainly evolving in today’s game as the Ravens ran their “base” 3-4 defense just 16 percent of the time last season, according to Football Outsiders. With at least five defensive backs on the field an overwhelming majority of the time, there are fewer and fewer instances of the nose tackle, 3-techinique tackle, and 5-technique end all being on the field at the same time. Defensive linemen capable of both rushing the passer and stopping the run have always been valuable, of course, but one-dimensional run stoppers are finding fewer snaps with the ever-increasing emphasis on the passing game.Below is a look at several defensive linemen who stand out for various reasons:The Man — Brandon WilliamsSkinny: One could certainly argue the 30-year-old hasn’t played up to the five-year, $52.5 million deal signed in 2017, but he remains one of the better run-stopping nose tackles in the NFL and anchored a defense that allowed only 3.7 yards per carry in 2018. Williams played in every game for the fourth time in the last five years while his 517 defensive snaps led all returning Baltimore defensive linemen.Old Reliable — WilliamsSkinny: With the second-oldest defensive lineman on the current roster just 26 years old, there’s no choice here other than the 2013 third-round pick, who was named to the 2018 Pro Bowl as an alternate.Under Fire — Michael PierceSkinny: Before showing up with weight and conditioning concerns that prompted John Harbaugh to pull him off the practice field last month, the run-wrecking Pierce had a strong argument as “The Man” of this position group. Instead, he’s under the microscope in a contract year despite grading as Pro Football Focus’ fifth-best interior defender in the NFL in 2018. Assuming the 26-year-old gets into ideal shape, his next step will be further improving his pass-rush ability to enhance his market value.Up-and-Comer — Chris WormleySkinny: Urban didn’t sign with Tennessee until after the draft and received only a small one-year commitment, making it clear the Ravens had more than enough confidence in Wormley stepping into a bigger role at the 5-technique spot after injuries prompted him to be more of a 3-technique option in his second season. PFF graded the 2017 third-round pick as the NFL’s 67th-best interior defender last year, but he should receive plenty of opportunities as an inside rusher.Sleeper — Zach SielerSkinny: The 2018 seventh-round pick from Ferris State was Ozzie Newsome’s final draft selection as general manager and played only 17 snaps as a rookie, but the Ravens love his 6-foot-6, 290-pound frame and didn’t keep him on the 53-man roster all last season without having bigger plans in mind. If Wormley doesn’t take a step forward, Sieler could easily push for some of his snaps.  The Rest — Willie Henry, Patrick Ricard, Daylon Mack, Gerald WillisSkinny: Hernia surgery and then a season-ending back injury limited Henry to just three games and 82 snaps in 2018, but he appeared on the verge of securing a starting spot last summer and was coming off an impressive 2017 campaign in which he collected 3 1/2 sacks, 11 quarterback hits, and five batted passes. Baltimore is counting on him to be healthy enough to serve as one of its primary interior rushers in the final year of his rookie deal. … Ricard’s versatility as a two-way player makes him more valuable, but he’s yet to stand out in limited defensive opportunities over his first two seasons. … Willis is a rookie free agent to watch after a turbulent college career that included multiple problems off the field and a 2018 campaign in which he recorded 18 tackles for a loss and four sacks to earn second-team All-America honors at Miami.last_img read more

Holders Real Madrid Handed Juve Test As Liverpool Battle City In All-English UCL Tie

first_imgDefending champions Real Madrid have been handed a tough tie against Italian giants Juventus after the quarterfinal draw for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) was held at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon on Friday afternoon.The tie between the Spanish champions and their Italian counterparts is the repeat of last season’s UCL final which the former won 4-1.In an all-English tie, Liverpool will face Manchester City for a place in last four meaning that an English team is a guarantee for the semis.In the other ties, Barcelona will face AS Roma while Sevilla battle German giants Bayern Munich.1st leg games will take place on April 3 and 4 while the 2nd leg matches are scheduled for April 10 and 11.Quarterfinal Fixtures:Barcelona vs. AS RomaSevilla vs. Bayern MunichLiverpool vs. Manchester CityJuventus vs. Real MadridRelatedlast_img read more

Stephen Odey Ends Goal Drought With FC Zurich As Onyekuru’s Galatasaray Defeat Abdullahi Shehu’s…

first_imgFormer MFM FC striker, Stephen Odey ended his goal drought for FC Zürich to help them from a goal down to beat Xamax 2-1 in their Swiss Super League clash in Sunday.Odey, who last scored a league goal for FC Zurich in their 3-1 loss to FC St. Gallen, struck the winner for his side in the 76th minute of the game.Meanwhile, in the Italian Serie B, Simy Nwankwo scored his ninth league goal for Crotone in their 2-2 draw at home to Lecce.The Super Eagles striker found the back of the net for hosts early in the 6th minute, which makes his fourth goal from his last five league appearances for Crotone.In Turkey, Abdullahi Shehu was in action for his Turkish side, Bursaspor who lost 3-2 to Henry Onyekuru’s Galatasaray on Sunday.Onyekuru, who currently sits fourth on the scorers’ chart in the Super Lig having scored 11 goals in 23 league appearances for Galatasaray, provided an assist for Sofiane Feghouli to score the winner.In Spain, Ramon Azeez was subbed in for his teammate Angel in the 75th minute of Granada’s goalless draw against Almeria.Nigerian wunderkid, Samuel Chukwueze got his 10th La Liga appearance for Villarreal in their 3-1 home win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.Sporting Charleroi’s Victor Osimhen made an effort to get the win for his side but his goal counted for little as his Belgian Jupiler League side suffered 1-2 home defeat to Eupen.Relatedlast_img read more