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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: The Motley Fool Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. As I write, there are 77 companies on the London Stock Exchange whose shares have risen by at least 100% since the start of the year. In my experience, volatile conditions like this don’t always end well. To make sure my share portfolio is in good shape to face a possible slump, I’ve been following Warren Buffett’s tips for investors.Billionaire Buffett is widely seen as one of the world’s most successful investors. His company Berkshire Hathaway has delivered an average yearly gain of about 20% over more than 50 years. My aim is to build a portfolio like Buffett’s, that delivers reliable growth and income for many years. Here’s how I’m doing it.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Not a popularity contestBuffett is fond of quoting his mentor Ben Graham, who once said that “in the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run it is a weighing machine.”What he meant was that over short periods, share prices can be influenced by fashions and bubbles. But over longer periods, companies tend to achieve a fair value based on their ability to generate reliable profits.I think this tip is particularly relevant right now. In my view, we’ve seen a lot of voting in the market this year. One extreme example is loss-making US retailer GameStop, whose share price rose from $39 to $347 in one week in January. It then crashed to $50 over the next two weeks. Right now, GameStop shares have bounced back and are trading at $191. But unless this company delivers a pretty amazing turnaround, I think the stock is still seriously overvalued.On the other hand, FTSE 100 consumer goods group Unilever has seen its share price move by just 3.5% so far this year. Buffett once tried to buy Unilever, which I see as a quality business. In my view, Unilever’s flat price is an example of Graham’s weighing machine in action.Don’t be afraid to sellBuffett also famously said that his number one rule of investing is never to lose money. Of course, like all investors, he’s made some wrong calls over the years. What distinguishes him from some less successful investors is how he handles bad investments.Here’s what he has to say on this subject: “The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.”What this Buffett tip means is that investors shouldn’t fall in love with shares. I try to look at the stocks in my portfolio with fresh eyes and ask myself if the investment case is working out in the way I hoped. If it isn’t, then I think about selling.The best Warren Buffett tip?I want to wrap up with a quote that I think could be the best Buffett tip of all time: “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”In a rising market, it’s fairly easy to make money and look successful. But market conditions aren’t always this good. When conditions get tougher, the market starts to punish companies that are losing money or have too much debt.That’s why I’m focusing on buying shares in quality businesses with a long record of profitability. I don’t want any sleepless nights next time the market crashes. I’m following Warren Buffett’s tips to get my portfolio in shape Roland Head owns shares of Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Berkshire Hathaway (B shares). The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever and recommends the following options: short January 2023 $200 puts on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), short June 2021 $240 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), and long January 2023 $200 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares). Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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“COPY” “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893043/graha-lakon-andyrahman-architect Clipboard Projects Graha Lakon / Andyrahman ArchitectSave this projectSaveGraha Lakon / Andyrahman Architect Photographs: Mansyur Hasan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893043/graha-lakon-andyrahman-architect Clipboard Year: CopyHouses•Madiun, Indonesia Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Mansyur Hasan+ 22Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Manufacturers: BTicino, Mortar Utama, Roman Ceramics 2017 Graha Lakon / Andyrahman Architect Indonesia ArchDaily Architects: Andyrahman Architect Area Area of this architecture project Andy Rahman Other Participants:Attaraya Jaya Perkasa, Muchammad Ubay, Imam prasetyoCity:MadiunCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mansyur HasanRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. In Javanese, lakon means the main actor, or the protagonist. The title was chosen due to its design process and its execution whose client is the main actor. He is being center of attention since the design process until the execution. Since the beginning, the client collects ethnic wood material which he dreams to use it as architectural element of his building. therefore, it becomes element for one area of the façade of the building.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanThe client also arranges the furniture and the other element for this office by himself (still also with the architect’s direction) to execute this Graha Lakon (laras-kontras, lawas-kontemporer) or (harmony-contrast, old-fashioned-contemporary).Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Mansyur HasanSave this picture!Second floor planSave this picture!© Mansyur HasanFrom the outside, harmony-contrary element can be seen from the juxtaposition of brick material and the ethnic wood panels with random impression. Both elements were neatly arranged and contained of small panels, but we can find its contrary power within the arrangement between the organized and the random. It happened also in the juxtaposition of bricks and the contemporary element (concrete, glass, iron), as the locality and globality (which actually contrary) come together but still can be harmony in this design. Thus made both tension and intimacy come up within them.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanProject gallerySee allShow lessHaiLongtun Management Room / United Design U10 AtelierSelected ProjectsThe House with a Tiny Patio / Atelier TAO+CSelected Projects Share Houses Area: 1270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAndyrahman ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMadiunIndonesiaPublished on June 28, 2018Cite: “Graha Lakon / Andyrahman Architect” 27 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Facebook Twitter Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Linkedin Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Twitter Dean Straka + posts Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello printTCU Soccer defeated Maryland 2-1 in it’s home opener Friday night at Garvey Rosenthal Soccer Stadium, improving to 2-3 on the season.It was the second straight victory for the team, having dropped the first three matches on the schedule before beating Illinois State last Sunday.The Horned Frogs earned the win in the final minutes of the game in front of a crowd of 1,235.“It was an awesome crowd tonight,” TCU Head Coach Eric Bell said. “It’s good to be home. The field was in excellent condition and it was a great night to play a quality opponent. Pulling out a victory was even better.”After Maryland took a 1-o lead into halftime, TCU answered when junior Michelle Prokof scored her second goal of the season to tie the game.The Frogs took the lead when freshman Faith Carter scored her first career goal in the 87th minute of regulation. The Frogs would hold on for the win.“Faith is coming along,” Bell said. “Everyone’s process is different and for her it’s been trying but she’s coming along nicely and getting more and more confident by the day. I expect by the end of the season she will be a very good player.”TCU goalkeeper Shannon Coffer stopped 4 of 5 shots on goal for the game.“A big credit to Shannon as she made some pretty big saves for us,” Bell said. “The back line has been performing very well in front of her. They are getting to the point where they are upset giving up goals which is a good thing for us.”The team returns to action when they host Oral Roberts University on Sunday. Match-time is set for 1 p.m. Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ ReddIt Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleFrogs dance their way to a cureNext articleVolleyball sweeps Dartmouth for victory Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Senior Makenzie Koch takes a shot on goal during Friday night’s match against Maryland.
TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en March 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Courageous young cyber-dissident dies of heart attack Organisation November 11, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information December 26, 2019 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Tunisian cyber-dissident, Zouhair Yahyaoui, the founder and editor of the online newspaper TUNeZINE, died yesterday of a heart attack at the age of 36. “Zouhair was a courageous activist and resolute defender of free expression in his country. We must continue his fight,” Reporters Without Borders said. Reporters Without Borders voiced its deep regret today at the death of the young Tunisian cyber-dissident, Zouhair Yahyaoui, 36, the founder and editor of the online newspaper TUNeZINE, who died yesterday of a heart attack.”We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Zouhair,” the press freedom organization said. “This young man was a courageous activist and resolute defender of free expression in his country. He always fought for the right to freely inform his fellow citizens. Even prison failed to silence him.”Tunisia has lost one of its most active supporters of the struggle for a greater democracy. Zouhair had managed to open a breach in the tightly controlled Tunisian Internet. His efforts were not in vain and it is now up to us to continue the fight.”Yahyaoui woke yesterday with pains in his chest and died a few hours later at the Habib Thameur hospital in Tunis. His funeral will take place today. Reporters Without Borders immediately sent a representative to express its condolences personally to the family.Using the pseudonym “Ettounsi,” which means Tunisian in Arabic, Yahyaoui founded the website tunezine.com in July 2001 as a way to circulate information about the situation of freedoms in Tunisia. He also posted opposition statements on the site, and was the first to publish an open letter to the president by Judge Mokhtar Yahyaoui criticising the judicial system.The Tunis appeal court sentenced him to two years in prison for “disseminating inaccurate news” on 10 July 2002, a few weeks after plain-clothes police arrested him in an Internet cafe. During interrogation he was subjected twice to a form of torture in which the victim is made to hang from his arms with his feet barely touching the ground. He received a conditional release on 18 November 2003. News News to go further TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Tunisia News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Receive email alerts News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists November 12, 2019 Find out more
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Hosting the virtual celebration, Five Acres honored community members and volunteers who were unable to be recognized last year due to the pivot to socially distance and work remotely because of the coronavirus.These individuals have supported the charity’s mission in serving more than 9,000 children and families annually across six counties. The charity offers a full continuum of care for children and families in crisis, including foster care, adoption, deaf services, therapeutic residential care for foster youth and community-based mental/behavioral health programs.The individuals and organizations recognized were:• Christianne Kerns, Dorothy Cook Lifetime Achievement Award• Five Acres Leadership and Staff, The Five Acres Heart Award• Rustin Mork, Volunteer of the Year Award• Susan McGuirl, Person of the Year Award• Rotary Club of Pasadena, Special Service to Children• Kathryne Beynon Foundation, The Five Acres Award• Los Angeles County Board Supervisor Kathryn Barger, The Children’s Thanks• Rita and Armen Baranian, Special AwardsFive Acres also bid farewell to Kelley Bannon Lashley and Scott Street, who departed in 2020, and Sam Greenberg, who also served his tenure and departed this year. Board members who departed made a mark on the agency’s mission. A Legacy Society Member, Lashley chaired the Advancement and Planned Giving committees while galvanizing additional support for Five Acres. Street chaired the annual golf tournament three times while helping raise critical awareness. Greenberg provided his tax expertise as a presenter during his tenure.The charity also welcomed three new board members: Dennis Duran, Bisi Ezeolu, and Lance Polverini who join the class of 2021. In addition, four board members who began their tenure in 2020 were recognized: Chantal Bennett, Mimi Carter, Jason Melillo, and John Reitnouer.“While we are unable to celebrate in person, we honor, recognize, and appreciate all of our wonderful awardees, departing board members, new board members, and new executive committee, who have been an asset to the impact and growth of Five Acres,” said Chanel Boutakidis, Five Acres chief executive officer. “This past year has been a challenging one yet the loyalty and commitment of those we recognize this evening have enabled us to continue focusing on the children and staff’s safety and well-being, while bringing loving, permanent forever families to children and youth in foster care.”To learn more about Five Acres, visit 5acres.org.About Five Acres’ New Board Members, Class of 2021A resident of Pasadena, Dennis M. Duran is the Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Information Security for SCAN Health Plan in Long Beach. In 2018, Duran and his wife, Lori, became foster parents through Five Acres to their two children whose adoption is in the process of being finalized. Duran joins the class of 2021 Five Acres board of directors.Bisi Ezeolu is a partner in the law firm of Tucker Ellis LLP in downtown Los Angeles and joins the Five Acres board of directors after having served on its Human Resources Committee. Ezeolu and his wife, Marisa, live in Altadena.Joining the Five Acres board of directors, Lance Polverini, CFA® is a senior vice president, private wealth relationship manager with Merrill Private Wealth Management in Los Angeles and is currently a partner on the Gray Team at Merrill Private Wealth Management/Bank of America, formerly the Private Banking and Investment Group. Born and raised in Pasadena, Polverini along with his wife, Amy Polverini, are active members in the community.More information can be found on the 5A Leadership page: https://5acres.org/leadership/About Five AcresSince 1888, Five Acres has protected the most vulnerable members of our community: children. Serving more than 9,000 children and family members annually across six counties, Five Acres strives for permanency—a permanent, loving home—for all children in their care. The three pillars of safety, well-being and permanency provide the framework for its programs and guide their steps as the agency develops even more effective means of caring for children and families in crisis. Visit 5acres.org. 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Top StoriesMadras HC Orders Closure Of Liquor Shops; Permits Online Sale & Home Delivery [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 May 2020 7:16 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Friday ordered the closure of alcohol vending outlets in Tamil Nadu till the lifting of lockdown, taking note of huge crowd situation in outlets selling alcohol bottles in retail.The order was passed by a division bench comprising Justices Vineet Kothari and Pushpa Satynarayana. The Court noted that the conditions imposed by it for regulating the crowd in TASMAC…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court on Friday ordered the closure of alcohol vending outlets in Tamil Nadu till the lifting of lockdown, taking note of huge crowd situation in outlets selling alcohol bottles in retail.The order was passed by a division bench comprising Justices Vineet Kothari and Pushpa Satynarayana. The Court noted that the conditions imposed by it for regulating the crowd in TASMAC (Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation) shops selling liquor were “blatantly violated”.The Court has however permitted online sale of alcohol and home delivery.”It is brought to the notice of this Court that about 3850 shops across the State were opened, and there was a record sale of Rs.175 Crores. The above scenario reported after the day one of the reopening of the TASMAC shops only go to show that the State machinery is out of control either in disciplining the crowd or even in the process of sales. It is also reported that the number of police personnel being infected with COVID-19 disease is also on the rise and deploying them for controlling the crowded tipplers before the TASMAC shops would also put their life at risk, besides preventing them from discharging their duties in places, where their services are really required”, the HC observed. The Court further added “The video clippings and the Newspaper reports clearly go to prove that COVID-19 pandemic preventive norms, like Physical distancing and wearing of masks, etc. were thrown into air making serious concerns about the spread of the virus. There were also further reports about protests held in several places against the reopening of the liquor shops before the lockdown is lifted creating law and order problems. Despite the police personnel having been deployed, the State machinery could not control the crowding tipplers even on day one. The suggestion given by this Court to vend or sale online was also not heeded to”.The bench said that the “mad rush for liquor” was worrying it.On May 6, the Tamil Nadu Government issued an order permitting the opening of TASMAC shops.This however led to formation of huge crowds and serpentine queues before the retail outlets, leading to the violation of social distancing norms to be followed to control COVID-19 transmission.Following that, a batch of petitions were filed in the HC, challenging the Government decision to open the liquor shops.On May 7, the same bench refused to stay the government order, but imposed several conditions for their functioning.In a special sitting held on Friday evening, the bench noted that its conditions have been “blatantly violated”.The following were the conditions imposed by the Court :Purchase Limits Bulk sales will not be allowed; Not more than two bottles of 750 ML each of liquor (including Beer, Wine, etc.) of any one type will be sold to one customer at a time; The same customer cannot make such purchase of liquor more than twice in a week, with a minimum gap of three days.Digital Payments Sale of liquor against cash will be prohibited except where the buyer does not have mobile phone/ digital payment facility; Shops not having “Digital payment faculties” may accept payments via E-payment applications like GPay, BHIM, etc. to enable the authorities to keep track of the sales and further to avoid overcharging; Those who book liquor online and make digital payments through banking channels will be permitted to buy up to two bottles of one type of liquor in a day; Those who do not make online payments/ do not book orders online will be allowed to purchase only one bottle of 750 ml in a day, on the basis of tokens.Sale Bills Bill will be issued for each sale made, recording the name, address and Aadhar card number of the person/ buyer concerned (If any sale is found to be made in violation of this direction and such fact is brought to the notice of this Court, that shop in question will be immediately closed and will not be allowed to be reopened).The Court had also directed the state Government to consider issuance of tokens for purchase of liquor online as issuing the same at the shops itself is likely to cause serious threat to social distancing norms.On Monday, the same bench had dismissed a PIL seeking absolute ban on manufacture, sale and consumption of alcohol in the state of Tamil Nadu. Thereby, the court had held that opening or reopening of the State liquor shops is a “matter of State Policy” and judicial intereference was unwarranted for the same.Click here to download orderRead OrderNext Story
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A supernova has been discovered In the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) by a team involving Oxford researchers. Found on 24 August, it is the nearest type 1A supernova found since 1972. For a short time it will be bright enough to be seen through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.The supernova was discovered by an automated robotic search. Certain galaxies are scanned by a powerful telescope each night, and the current appearance of each galaxy is compared to a previously recorded image of that galaxy. Any differences are detected, and then investigated further.Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society explained the significance of Type IA supernovas, telling Cherwell that these phenomena are formed when “you get a binary system where one star dumps mass onto a dense stellar companion white dwarf star. And when that’s very overloaded with material you get a dramatic explosion… that completely destroys the white dwarf”. This explosion happens when the white dwarf star reaches a certain mass. As a result all type 1A supernovas explode with the same brightness.This allows researchers to discover how far away galaxies are, and has meant type 1A supernovas have played a vital role in astrophysics. In particular they have helped to estimate the rate at which the universe is expanding, and the amount of “dark energy” in the universe.Massey explained why the discovery is beneficial to further research, saying, “It’s good to see one that’s close because then you can understand more about the characteristics of this type. By looking at the way the light rises, brightens and fades, you get an insight into the processes.”For a short time, amateur astronomers should be able to view it, although Massey warns “it’s likely to be quite difficult”, and that “there has been a certain amount of sensationalism about how bright it is”.
In third place: William Beddows Sam Dayan Elijah Bossa Congratulations to all!Our winner this year made the argument that disentangling ourselves from the European Union represents an opportunity to underpin the Rule of Law, improve on legal clarity and improve access to justice.What’s clear is that this bright young man will have no problem whatsoever accessing career opportunities in the law.Please join me in congratulating George Croft. And in second place: I am delighted to be here tonight as we recognise and reward the writing abilities of a new generation of legal thinkers.It has become a tradition for the Lord Chancellor to be on the judging panel for this competition. But such has been the longevity of those in this post in recent years that I am the first Lord Chancellor for some time to have the honour of judging the competition 2 years in a row.Last year I was struck both by the quality of the essays and might I add how enjoyable it was to take a break from the day to day issues facing the government to participate in the judging.So, imagine my delight when I learnt that this year’s essay question focused on Brexit – whether leaving Europe is a threat or an opportunity for the legal profession. I was relieved, however that the quality of the essays continued to be very high.So high was the quality of the answers that I wonder whether I could convince the entrants to consider taking jobs at the Department for Exiting the European Union.There was a real variety in the answers, a lot of original thought, and some creative arguments. Some were positively enthusiastic about the potential opportunities that lay ahead in Brexit for lawyers and legal London.Others made the case for cautious optimism. Others focused on the risks – and there are real risks – if we get this wrong.One common feature of the essays was an acceptance that, the implications for legal services of Brexit depend on how the UK reacts to it – what we do next in response to our changing position in the world.Our justice system is one that is envied across the globe. So much so that the world looks to us to be their counsel and courtroom. Brexit should not change that. And in fact, the reason our system maintains that reputation is because of its ability to adapt and evolve; to react as the world changes.English Law, legal services and UK courts give businesses around the world the certainty, clarity and flexibility they require. A small window into its wider value is that we know English Law is used in 40% of all global corporate arbitrations.If we want to carry on building on that success and continue to be a global, outward looking nation then we must carry on embracing change. That’s what will enable us to seize every opportunity associated with Brexit and remain a competitive and attractive legal centre internationally.One essay in particular made reference to Britain’s LawTech sector as one factor that gives us an edge to seek new opportunities in Brexit.I couldn’t agree more.As we all know, LawTech is changing the way the law is done. Functions that were previously carried out by legal professionals are now becoming automated. Consumers increasingly expect not just to be able to access services virtually and digitally but to see technology embedded in service delivery.I understand that some are even refusing to pay for junior associates’ time – expecting firms to use technology to deliver functions they would have previously carried out.Around the world LawTech is a fledgling sector but in the UK it is already flourishing and the government is determined to support that. We want to create an environment that fosters innovation and allows LawTech to thrive.That’s why we created the LawTech Delivery panel – so that experts from the legal sector could identify both barriers and catalysts to growth and support the UK to become a LawTech centre of excellence.Other essays in this competition pointed to the robustness of the English legal system.It is undoubtedly true that our legal services sector is in good shape, with an annual contribution to the economy of around £25 billion and a trade surplus that has doubled over the past decade to £4 billion in 2016.The government continues to work with the sector to understand how we can best support that success and we are utilising our international relationships to help the sector to grow overseas – securing and improving its international market share.We have been clear that our future relationship with the EU should preserve the mutual benefits and stability of our uniquely integrated markets and protect consumers and businesses across the UK. That must include a new economic and regulatory partnership that strikes a balance between stable and predictable access to each other’s markets and autonomy over regulatory decisions through domestic equivalence processes.We will continue to work with the EU to improve our domestic market access frameworks to the greatest economic benefit and keep our equivalence frameworks under review.Ultimately, our flexible common law system, world leading judiciary and support for the growth and adoption of LawTech in the legal services market will ensure we continue to be a world leading legal centre through Brexit and beyond.I only wish I could have said all that with the same elegance employed by the legal scholars we are honouring this evening. The essays they entered into this competition all made well-conceived, interesting arguments that were a real pleasure to read. I am certain that all those who entered have very bright futures ahead of them.Our runners up this year are: Nyasha Weinberg Alexander Shaw
An official announcement regarding Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s highly awaited upcoming album seems to be coming soon, as the band has teased two short clips of unreleased music today on social media.Both clips include some animation of an underwater shellfish releasing air bubbles, which may point toward the as-yet-untitled album’s cover art or name.Related: Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces “Swamp Family” Fan Club, Exclusive Archives & VideosBack in November, the band revealed that the new album is slated for “early 2019” though fans have yet to be clued in on the release date or album title. Their fourth studio effort will follow up 2016’s Let Me Get By, 2013’s Made Up Mind, and their 2011 debut album, Revelator.Listen to the samples of the band’s new music below: It’s been a difficult month for Tedeschi Trucks Band, as longtime member and keyboardist Kofi Burbridge returned to the hospital last week to undergo another procedure related to his 2017 heart surgery.The week prior, Tedeschi Trucks Band announced that they will be moving on in 2019 without longtime bassist Tim Lefebvre as he focuses on a number of other musical projects. He will be replaced at the band’s upcoming January and February dates by bassist Brandon Boone, but a permanent replacement has not yet been announced.For a full list of upcoming Tedeschi Trucks Band tour dates, head to their website here.