Taylor Wessing sees profits fall after year of investment

first_imgInternational firm Taylor Wessing has reported an 8% drop in UK profit, following a ‘difficult’ final quarter.According to figures for the last financial year, UK profit fell by 8% to £57.6m, while profit per equity partner dipped by 7% year-on-year from £655,230 to around £612,640. Both figures are still the second highest on record, however.Meanwhile, global revenue rose by around 8% to £365.6m, and UK revenue crept up from £156.6m in 2018/2019 to £157.1m.UK managing partner Shane Gleghorn said: ‘This year, we’ve invested significantly in our business. While the final quarter was made difficult by the crisis, we have seen the benefit of our investment in tech and people, even more so in recent months. Our tech investment has supported agile working for our people, and has deepened our client relationships.‘We’ve seen more record-breaking transactions and innovation this year from international clients who are leaders in their field, and from emerging new clients, and we’re committed to driving their success. This is especially true in our key sectors of technology, life sciences and private wealth.’last_img read more

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World rolling stock market December 2012

first_imgBangladesh: Using Indian credit, Rites is to supply 10 broad and 16 metre gauge locomotives to BR in 2013. Belarus: BC has awarded CZ Loko a €20m contract to supply 20 two-axle shunting locomotives. The TME3 will be a 1 520 mm gauge version of CZ Loko’s Effishunter, with a 400 kW Caterpillar C15 Acert engine and Siemens alternator. Deliveries were scheduled to start last month and run to 2014. Final assembly is to be undertaken at BC’s Lida workshop. Brazil: CBTU has awarded the Frota BH consortium of Alstom and CAF an R$172m contract to supply 10 four-car 90 km/h EMUs for the Belo Horizonte commuter network. Each 3 kV DC unit will be able to accommodate up to 1300 passengers. Trensurb of Porto Alegre has awarded the Frota POA consortium of Alstom and CAF an R$243·76m contract to supply 15 four-car EMUs. Deliveries are due to start in 2014 with CAF responsible for supplying bogies. Randon is developing a prototype five-section articulated double-stack container wagon for MRS Logística. Due to be completed in early 2013, it is expected to be deployed on intermodal services to the port of Santos following the delivery of new Stadler rack locomotives. Canada: Pickersgill-Kaye is to supply more than 2 000 emergency alarm handles for Rocket metro cars Bombardier is building for Toronto. Estonia: Tallinn transport authority TLT has selected CAF to supply 15 low-floor trams for Line 4 at a cost of €44·3m, with an option for a further 15. The order is to be funded through the sale of carbon credits. France: STIF has exercised a €127m option for Alstom to supply 14 more MP05 six-car rubber tyred trainsets for Paris metro Line 14 in 2014-15. They are required for a 5·8 km northern extension to Mairie de Saint-Ouen scheduled to open in 2017. Germany: DB Netz has ordered five emergency rail cranes from Kirov at a cost of €60m. Tatravagonka will provide bogies and Gföllner the superstructures. The three 160 tonne and two 100 tonne cranes are to be delivered over the next six years to replace existing cranes dating from the 1970s. Poland: To replace 14WE units, SKM Warszawa has ordered three Newag 35WE six-car EMUs for 100m złoty, an option on a contract for six leased from ING Lease. Zastal has signed a framework agreement to supply Greenbrier Europe Wagony widnica with wagon components. Pomorskie voivodship has bought three EN57 EMUs from PR for 5·6m złoty, enabling it to fund their refurbishment. Russia: A letter of intent for RZD to order 675 electric freight locomotives from the Ural Locomotives joint venture of Sinara and Siemens was signed on November 16. Firm orders are to be agreed and contracts signed no later than 2014, with deliveries expected in 2016-20. Kazan Metro has ordered three three-car trainsets from Metovagonmash. South Africa: Transnet Rail Engineering’s Germiston plant has delivered 50 tank wagons ordered by Transnet Pipelines to carry fuel to Botswana. Sudan: CSR Ziyang has won a contract to supply a long-distance DMU with two motor and four trailer cars. Scheduled for delivery in August 2013, the 1067 mm gauge unit will have a capacity of 284 passengers and be suitable for 100 km/h running in a harsh environment. Sweden: EuroMaint’s Notviken workshop is refurbishing 55 coaches for SJ under a project running to early 2014. The contract is an option on a deal for the refurbishment of 160 coaches in 2009-11. Ukraine: UZ has applied for EBRD financing for a US$125m project to acquire general purpose wagons. Procurement is expected to begin this month. USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Alstom contracts totalling €170m to modernise 86 LRVs used on Boston’s Green Line and refurbish 74 double-deck commuter coaches.last_img read more

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Doncic scores 11 late, Mavs beats Rockets for 9th straight home win

first_imgDallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) shoots a 3-pointer over Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) during the second half of their game on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Dallas. AP DALLAS – Luka Doncic started with a routine 3-pointer from the corner.Then the Dallas rookie skipped back several feet behind the arc to hit one over Houston center Clint Capela, followed by a floater in the lane for a tie.After faking a drive that sent Capela scrambling toward the basket, the 19-year-old Slovenian settled behind the 3-point line one more time, connecting again for the 26th lead change between the Mavericks and Rockets.So much for a rough shooting night. Doncic scored 11 straight points to erase an eight-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and the Mavericks went on to their ninth consecutive home victory 107-104 over the Rockets on Saturday night.“It’s pretty clear that he’s got a flair for the moment,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “He’s unafraid. You don’t see that every day. It’s a unique three or four minutes, whatever he put together there.”James Harden shrugged off early foul trouble to score 35 points, but missed all four of his 3-point tries in the fourth quarter. Two of them were during Doncic’s flurry, along with Chris Paul missing a pair of free throws before Doncic’s tying bucket.“The first thing I’d like to do different is make my free throws,” said Paul, who scored 23 points while matching Harden with eight assists. “I think that’s where, honestly, it ticked the game off. We were up two. Throws would have put us up four. They hit some step-backs.”Doncic was 3 of 13, and the Mavericks weren’t too far removed from a nearly six-minute scoring drought in the fourth quarter when he made the first 3 with the Mavericks trailing 102-94, the largest Houston lead of the game.“I wasn’t playing great,” said Doncic, who finished 7 of 17 with all three of his 3-pointers in that final stretch and had seven rebounds. “My game wasn’t good at all. I get confident in the end of games. I would say that I feel comfortable.”Lost in the electrifying stretch by the third overall pick in last spring’s draft was center DeAndre Jordan’s backdoor bounce pass to rookie second-rounder Jalen Brunson.The two-time NCAA champion from Villanova, making his second career start with Dennis Smith Jr. out because of a sprained right wrist, hit the twisting layup to get the Dallas lead back to three with 24 seconds left and finish off his career high of 14 points.Doncic scored 21 points along with Wesley Matthews, who missed two free throws with a chance to put the game away in the final seconds. Eric Gordon missed a potential tying 3-pointer for Houston at the buzzer less than two weeks after the Rockets lost to the Mavericks by 20 at home.“I thought we played well,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “I think the good news out of all this is that if we play with that intensity, we’re going to win a lot of games. Having said that, Doncic did it to us right toward the end.” (AP)last_img read more

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UWF Men’s Soccer Jumps Three Spots to No. 16

first_img Share Sept. 30, 2008Kansas City, Ks. — The University of West Florida men’s soccer team moved up three spots in the latest NSCAA/adidas Top 25 Poll. The Argos remain the lone Gulf South Conference team to be ranked in the poll which was released Tuesday morning.This past week the Argos had somewhat of a bye week as they only competed in match. On Friday night the Argos squared off with No. 22 nationally ranked NAIA opponent William Carey. The men came out on top 2-0 in what was a hard fought match from end-to-end to record their fourth shutout victory of the season.This weekend the men will travel along with the women’s team to Arkansas to open up GSC play. On Friday night they will square off against Ouachita Baptist in the conference opener before taking on Harding University on Sunday afternoon.For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version UWF Men’s Soccer Jumps Three Spots to No. 16last_img read more

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No. 6 West Florida Defeats Oklahoma Christian 7-2

first_img Share Taylor Brewster (Photo by Ron Besser) No. 6 West Florida Defeats Oklahoma Christian 7-2center_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – Returning to home action, the No. 6 West Florida women’s tennis team (8-2, 2-1 GSC) defeated 7-2 Oklahoma Christian (7-2) on Tuesday, March 17 at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Complex. By beating the Lady Eagles, the Argonauts earned their eighth win this season, as the hosts won every doubles and four singles matches. West Florida competes in Division II, while Oklahoma Christian is in NAIA. West Florida started the doubles action strong by winning in all three spots. Argonauts second duo formed by Caitlyn Baines (freshman/Panama City Beach, Fla.) and Cammie Gray (freshman/Shalimar, Fla.) defeated Olfa Dhaoui and Sarah Yeargan, 8-1. In the first spot, with No. 24 Suzana Cavalcante (senior/Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Paulina Ojeda (sophomore/Santiago, Chile) easily beat Gabriela Nastasa and Leila Keihani, 8-2. Argonauts Yana Bokareva (sophomore/Moscow, Russia) and Taylor Brewster (sophomore/Ontario, Canada) did not have trouble to defeat Catarina Franca and Callie Draelos, 8-3, to give the Argonauts the 3-0 lead.In singles West Florida dominated the Lady Eagles, as the hosts won all four matches on the bottom of the lineup. Naomi Higa (freshman/Cordoba, Argentina) did not drop a game in her 6-0, 6-0 win over Draelos in the sixth spot. Baines cruised oniher 6-2, 6-1 win over Franca in the fourth spot, to give the Argonauts their fifth point and to secure the team victory over the Lady Eagles. Playing in the fifth spot, Gray did not have trouble beating Yeargan, 6-3, 6-2. Oklahoma Christian won the next two matches in straight sets. Bokareva dropped a 6-2, 6-4 match to Dhaoui in the first spot. No. 15 Ojeda was defeated, 6-3, 6-1, by Nastasa in the first spot. The Argonauts earned their seventh and final point when Brewster went toe-to-toe with Lady Eagles third player. Brewster won a tough 7-6, 7-6 over Keihani to give West Florida the 7-2 team victory over Oklahoma Christian, its eighth win of the season.With the win, the Argonauts improved to an 8-2 overall record, while the Lady Eagles dropped to a 7-2. West Florida will next play NAIA No. 4 Berry (Ga.) (6-0) on Wednesday at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Complex in Pensacola at 2 pm. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Singles#1 Olfa Dhaoui (OCU) def. Yana Bokareva (UWF) 6-2, 6-4#2 Gabriela Nastasa (OCU) def. Paulina Ojeda (UWF) 6-3, 6-1#3 Taylor Brewster (UWF) def. Leila Keihani (OCU) 7-6, 7-6#4 Caitlyn Baines (UWF) def. Catarina Franca (OCU) 6-2, 6-1#5 Cammie Gray (UWF) def. Sarah Yeargan (OCU) 6-3, 6-2#6 Naomi Higa (UWF) def. Callie Draelos (OCU) 6-0, 6-0Doubles#1 Cavalcante/Ojeda (UWF) def. Nastasa/Keihani (OCU) 8-2#2 Baines/Cammie Gray (UWF) def. Dhaoui/Yeargan (OCU)  8-1#3 Bokareva/Brewster (UWF) def. Franca/Draelos (OCU) 8-3Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Argos Catch Fire in 90-78 Win

first_img Marquis Mathis scored a season high 24 points during the Argo win (Photo by Chris Nelson). Share Argos Catch Fire in 90-78 Wincenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – With a season high 90 points, the University of West Florida men’s basketball team took the first ever meeting between the Argonauts and NAIA Southeastern, 90-78.Senior Marquis Mathis (Columbus, Ohio/Cincinnati State CC) was good for a season high 24 points during the win as the Argos picked their record back up to 3-2.Southeastern (5-4) took their lone lead of the game at the 19:35 mark in the first half with a Dyami Thurman (Chicago, Ill./University of the Southwest) 3-pointer to make it 3-2 Fire. The Argos responded with a Mike Whisman (Kissimmee, Fla./Celebration HS) layup and never looked back in the 12-point defeat of the Fire.The Argos ended the half with a 50-29 lead and picked up right where they left off in the second with a Jamar Moore (Coolidge, Ga./Faulkner State CC) jumper to make it 52-29.The Fire didn’t go down quietly, however, cutting the once 26-point lead by the Argos down to just seven midway through the second half after the Argos got into foul trouble early. Clutch free throw shooting by West Florida helped keep the Argos afloat down the stretch as they took down the Fire.UWF was a season high 30-of-38 from the free-throw line and were led by Mathis’s 10 makes on 13 attempts.Moore also had a good night, improving on his season average of 17 points per game with a 19-point night.Once again UWF outrebounded its opponent, grabbing 40 boards to the Fire’s 38 with Mathis and teammate Dustin Clements (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Faulkner State CC) each getting five.The Argos will take a quick Thanksgiving break before hosting the UWF Thanksgiving Classic. West Florida will take on both Auburn Montgomery and North Georgia with the first game Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. For more information on Argo men’s basketball and all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Rajendranath Leads No. 4 UWF After First Day of Bobcat Classic

first_imgEATONTON, Ga. – UWF senior Talin Rajendranath shot a 2-round score of 143 to lead the fourth-ranked UWF men’s golf team to a seventh-place showing after the first day of play in the Bobcat Classic at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee Golf Course Monday. Rajendranath’s second round 69 was one of eight in the afternoon out of the 90-player field. He sits tied for seventh and is four shots behind tourney leaders Jose Andres Miranda of Lynn and John VanDerLaan of Florida Southern at 1-under-par 139. UWF posted rounds of 296 and 292 for a 588 score. The Argonauts are 21 shots back of first-place Lynn (567), but just eight back of second place St. Leo at 580. FSC is third at 581, Nova Southeastern is fourth at 583, while Barry and Columbus State are tied for fifth at 584. Freshmen Bryce Geraghty and Jacob Huizinga signed for matching rounds of 74-73 and are tied for 25th at 147. Sophomore Chandler Blanchet is tied for 47th after a 74-77—151 finish on Monday. Redshirt junior Spencer Olson is playing in his first event of the 2015-16 season and is tied for 72nd after a 75-81—156 total. UWF is paired with Georgia Southwestern and West Georgia in Tuesday’s final round, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. 2016 Bobcat InvitationalCuscowilla on Lake OconeePar 70, 6730 yards Top 7 teams    Rd1-Rd2 – Total  Par 1. Lynn 286-281 – 567 +72. St. Leo         286-294 – 580 +203. Florida Southern      293-288 – 581 +214. Nova Southeastern  292-291 – 583 +23t-5. Barry          292-292 – 584 +24t-5. Columbus State     295-289 – 584 +247. West Florida                   296-292 – 588 +28 UWF Resultst-7. Talin Rajendranath   74-69 – 143 +3t-25. Bryce Geraghty   74-73 – 147 +7t-25. Jacob Huizinga   74-73 – 147 +7t-47. Chandler Blanchet   74-77 – 151 +11t-72. Spencer Olson   75-81 – 156 +16 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Report: Welsh National Team 49-73 Bristol Flyers

first_imgJunior fans in the house @BristolFlyers #Cardiff pic.twitter.com/8piSKhLDqJ— Amy Atkinson (@AmyFilton) September 9, 2017 What happened The young Welsh team hosted the Flyers in their second pre-season friendly, allowing both teams to work on their chemistry and improve their skills as a team. Flyers took the lead with an early two points after which both teams struggled to score for several minutes.It was clear they focused on defence after the hard push USA Select gave the Flyers in Thursday’s game.The Welsh team struggled from the field but managed to steal the ball before a foul by Vigor closed the gap to 3-4 for the home team.A three-pointer from former Flyers guard Asa Waite, gave Wales the lead but it wasn’t long after, that Adam Weary and Leslee Smith scored back-to-back baskets, bringing the score to 8-6.After an unsuccessful fastbreak, a failed three point shot by Stocks gave Wales the motivation to close the gap and a three point shot on the buzzer took them into the lead.Flyers were able to steal the ball from the opposition and took the opportunity to score which saw Brandon Boggs make the first three-point shot for the Flyers, shortly followed by another turnover to give Daniel Edozie the chance to widen the gap.During the final ten seconds, a mess on the court as players went down giving Boggs another opportunity – dunking the ball to take Flyers well into the lead, 18-9 at the end of the first period.Brandon Boggs doing Brandon Boggs things…#BritishBasketball pic.twitter.com/PK32s2E2ZK— Bristol Flyers (@BristolFlyers) September 9, 2017 Flyers stepped up the intensity during the second quarter, as back to back turnovers increased morale and Wales were unable to score during the first two minutes.The home team were desperate to reduce Flyers’ 11 point lead and the frustration could be seen as they failed to make the basket, giving Flyers possession which allowed Weary a successful three point shot.A fastbreak gave Flyers the opportunity for an even larger gap as Weary completed the three-point-play to give them a 20-point lead to bring the score to 32-12.Both teams struggled to score for several minutes at the beginning of the second half and a long play from Wales saw the shot clock expire. Weary widened the gap before yet another steal giving Boggs the chance to take Flyers into the lead by 30 points.Wales then scored a three point shot from deep, closely followed by a fast break by Waite, closing the gap to 48-23 with five minutes left in the third quarter. Boggs’ offensive rebound allowed him to make another basket from the outside to give Flyers a 59-30 lead heading into the final ten minutes.A quick score from Boggs and a steal from Vigor gave Weary the opportunity for a three-point shot, but it span off the rim before he stole it back for the open score.With four minutes to play, another two from Boggs increased the score to 71-41 giving Flyers a comfortable 30 point lead once again.Wales pace through with back-to-back lay-ups before Weary held the ball during the final 20 seconds to give Flyers the win, 49-73. Social media post of the gamelast_img read more

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MSU ranked for 23rd-straight week, remains in top 10

first_imgMississippi State coach Vic Schaefer is surrounded by his team that remained ranked in the top 10 this week.Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer is surrounded by his team that remained ranked in the top 10 this week.STARKVILLE — Mississippi State remained in the Top 10 of the Associated Press poll for the fourth-straight week on Monday. The Bulldogs ranked No. 9 even after losing last week to Texas on the road. The Longhorns are the fifth-ranked team in the country.The defeat didn’t slow MSU’s momentum. The Bulldogs beat Tennessee State 82-54 on Sunday to improve to 6-1 on the season.It was the 21st-straight win against an unranked non-conference foe.The Bulldogs joined No. 2 South Carolina and No. 8 Kentucky as the only Southeastern Conference teams in the Top 10. Texas A&M fell three spots to No. 15. Tennessee dropped eight positions to 16th.Mississippi State has now been ranked for 23 consecutive weeks in the poll.Vic Schaefer’s squad leads the nation in scoring defense (41.9 points per game), scoring margin (+43.4), turnover margin (14.7) and turnovers forced (27.7).The Bulldogs return to action Sunday for a 3 p.m. start at Louisiana Tech.Contact Michael Bonner at mbonner@jackson.gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

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FIFA steps in to help Greece get to World Cup base

first_imgGreece was due to leave Newark for Recife just after midnight Friday, shortly after beating Bolivia 2-1 in a warm-up friendly at New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena. But the team’s flight was canceled because of a technical problem with the plane’s navigation system.The Hellenic Football Federation says the team left Saturday night from New York and arrived in Sao Paulo on Sunday, and then boarded a FIFA charter flight to Aracaju. Despite the long journey, the federation says the team will go ahead with a planned training session Sunday evening.last_img

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