The systems will be employed on the heavy freight cargo vessels M.V. KOREX SPB No. 1 and M.V. KOREX SPB No. 2. The OCTOPUS-Onboard system is designed to provide motion monitoring, vessel response prediction, heavy weather decision support, and weather window evaluation, using accelerometers installed onboard a vessel. Users can download, display and analyse all measured motions and accelerations collected by the vessel. Google Maps integration allows users to view a vessel’s routeing and position. “It is good to see that OCTOPUS has become such an established name within the heavy lift cargo shipping sector. In total we have had thirteen orders for vessels that are involved in the heavy lift cargo transportation within the last two months,” said Amarcon general manager, Leon Adegeest. Seoul, South Korea headquartered CJ Korea Express is the result of a merger between Korea Express and CJ GLS. The merged entity provides worldwide logistics services including contract and project logistics, freight forwarding, stevedoring and international express services.www.amarcon.comwww.korex.co.kr
The Law Society has called on the Legal Ombudsman to give firms two ‘free cases’ per year, and consider exempting those acting pro bono from paying fees.Previously the ombudsman exempted firms from having to pay fees for the first two complaints it investigates. This was abolished in April 2013. Practitioners currently have to pay £400 per case.In a response to a consultation on the LeO’s draft budget proposals for 2016-17, the Law Society said that the impact of case fees on small practitioners ‘can be considerable’. It wants the two free case fee rule reinstated, and consideration given to exemptions where work is carried out pro bono. It also said the LeO should consider whether the level of case fees should form part of its review on scheme rules.The Society said: ‘We recognise there is a balance between maintaining the quality of decision-making and cost reduction, and we welcome the chair’s commitment to ensuring both. We would like to see the LeO look at ways it could cut costs, for instance by settling complaints at an earlier stage.’ The Law Society welcomed the news that LeO will reduce spending by £500,000 in the next financial year to £11.7m. But it said the unit cost is still high compared to other ombudsman schemes, and that this should be reduced.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today confirmed its largest-ever fine levied against a law firm in England and Wales.The tribunal ordered that US firm Locke Lord, which has an office in London, must pay £500,000 after admitting four allegations of misconduct.The fine relates to a failure to supervise a solicitor from involving himself and using the client account in transactions that bore the hallmarks of dubious financial arrangements or investment schemes.Locke Lord admitted failing to have effective systems and controls in place to spot potential conflicts of interest, and failing to prevent a solicitor from directing or requesting payments in and out of the client account which were not related to an underlying legal service. Headquarters of Locke Lord UKSource: Michael CrossLocke Lord UKThe fine is double the previous record, when international firm White & Case was hit with a £250,000 penalty in July over issues of conflict of interest and client confidentiality.It is also understood to be the first time a firm has admitted an allegation of acting with a lack of integrity.The Solicitors Regulation Authority stressed that Locke Lord, which agreed the fine with the regulator before it went to the tribunal, has been ‘constructive and sensible’ during the investigation, with the level of cooperation preventing the punishment being ‘significantly more’.A non-practising solicitor who left the firm in October 2015 is separately charged with seven allegations which will be subject to a hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. These allegations are as yet unproven.In a statement, Locke Lord said the matters investigated by the SRA concern the actions of that solicitor and relate only to clients for whom he worked. None of the firm’s other clients were affected by these actions. ‘We regret what has happened, but we are pleased to note that the SRA accepted our position that the firm and its senior officers did not act dishonestly or with conscious impropriety, or turn a blind eye to [the solicitor’s] conduct.’After their departure and in consideration of matters that came to light, steps were taken to review existing practices and procedure. A number of changes and improvements were made.’We remain committed to ensuring that we are at the forefront of best practice, that we uphold the legal profession’s high standards, and that this situation does not arise again.’The tribunal has yet to publish its judgment, but the SRA says this case will send a message to firms to check their monitoring procedures.Executive director David Middleton added: ‘The tribunal is waking up to the importance of deterrence. We were very clear about entity regulation and that firms are accountable.’Since October 2016, in addition to Locke Lord the SRA has taken action against 10 other firms or solicitors in cases where people have lost £50m in total.Between September 2016 and June 2017, the regulator received 12 reports about potential investment scams, with cases including losses from a Brazilian ecohouse scheme and investment opportunities in diamond and fine art trading.
BY NATALIE CHOLOHEI KINA Bank is reaching out to its Esiloan clients nationwide and has recently donated 200 T shirts to the Lae International School students. In an effort to reach out to the community, the Bank is going into schools that are part of their Esiloan product as an appreciation for banking with Kina Bank. Kina Bank manager Esiloan branch Philo Antonette Warakoi last Friday donated 200 T-shirts to the school. “Lae International School has recently come on board our Esiloan product whereby they are offering us business and in return we have to give something to them,” Warakoi said. “It is part of our community obligation to give to the people to make our presence felt in the communities,” she said. Lae International School principal Rosalea Cameron thanked the bank and said the involvement of students with the community is very important to the school. “We are very grateful. Engaging with the community is very important to us and we’re working with the students to understand that they’ve got an obligation to look after the community. “It is important being that we try to raise ethical leaders of Papua New Guinea thus engaging with reputable businesses,” Cameron said. The Bank will be donating another 200 shirts to Lae Secondary School today. Lae Secondary School is not a client to the Bank but the Bank has recognised it its provincial secondary school status to give them something. The same donation will be carried out in other centers as well.
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“Heres whats fair, Trump,上海龙凤419Tariq," the lead single from Spearss upcoming album Glory which drops August 26 The 33rd annual VMAs will air August 28 live from Madison Square Garden at 9 pm ET on MTV Write to Mahita Gajanan at [email protected] Gregory is a TIME senior writer Jenn Jarmula an elementary- and middle-school teacher in Chicago recently hung a sign outside her classroom This Is A Fidget Spinner Free Zone it read Fidget spinners which dominate Amazon’s top-selling toys and games list are nothing more than gadgets with three weighted prongs that spin spin spin on the fingers of sixth-graders like tiny ceiling fans They’ve existed in some form since 1993 but lately they’ve grown so popular that retailers can barely keep them in stock In order to keep up with demand Toys “R” Us has chartered jets to ship spinners to its stores Jarmula says they’ve become disruptive in the classroom She recently confiscated four spinners from a single student in one class period stuffing them into the pockets of her pants which she now favors wearing over skirts for their ample fidget-spinner storage space She’s just one of many teachers who are opting to ban spinners from classrooms even as some manufacturers are touting their therapeutic benefits for students with autism anxiety and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) The alleged mental benefits of the toys have helped fuel their sales but even a cursory look at the nonexistent science and the history of the spinners makes it clear that these claims are specious at best Fidget spinners weren’t created by behavioral scientists with a deep knowledge of intellectual disability nor were they created by experts in a lab; they were first patented by an inventor from Florida named Catherine Hettinger who wanted to promote world peace She began imagining the spinner while visiting her sister in Israel What if the young boys throwing rocks at police officers played with something calming instead she thought Hettinger’s spinner never took off: Hasbro passed on it her patent expired in 2005 and the spinner toiled in obscurity until earlier this year when a series of YouTube videos featuring teenagers doing tricks with them went viral Soon anecdotal reports emerged of special-needs kids benefiting from them Cat Bowen a lifestyle writer at Rompercom a website for millennial mothers says that since her 9-year-old son who’s on the autism spectrum started using a spinner he’s been more focused Math homework that used to take him an hour to get through now takes just 40 minutes she says But anecdotal evidence from an individual child isn’t the same as the scientific evidence required to support marketing claims like “Perfect for ADD ADHD Anxiety and Autism” as one fidget-spinner ad does At least 10 other companies listed on Amazon market the product as a medical intervention Some scientific studies have found that fidgeting can indeed benefit young students with ADHD Researchers suspect that movement helps kids maintain alertness during cognitive tasks In her work Julie Schweitzer director of the attention impulsivity and regulation laboratory at the University of California Davis has found that children with ADHD scored higher on an attention test while squirming in their seats and moving their legs compared with when they sat still Another study published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology found that the more kids with ADHD fidgeted the better their working memory Such movement probably stimulates underactive regions of the brain like the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex which plays a role in attention planning and impulse control Many children with autism also have elevated symptoms of ADHD so it stands to reason that fidgeting could aid them too in theory anyway But experts say that playing with a fidget spinner which does not require much physical activity might not garner the same results as actual fidgeting With fidget spinners kids essentially outsource the action “The spinner does the movement for them” says Mark Rapport head of the Children’s Learning Clinic at the University of Central Florida “I imagine it would distract the heck out of kids” Experts say that promising relief for a child through a $5 spinning ball bearing can have pernicious effects “Many parents are desperate” says Rapport “They’re looking for magic These claims raise their hopes only for them to get dashed” Write to Sean Gregory at [email protected] This appears in the May 22 2017 issue of TIME IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsThis story was originally published at the Daily Dot After Microsoft acquired email app Accompli for $200 million in December 2014 the endgame for the acquisition was pretty clear: use the established email client to bring Outlook to Android and iOS Outlook has been noticeably 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