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It was gratifying to read about the final of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting’s annual mooting competition, held at the Law Society. The profession’s support for fostering and encouraging essential skills for the next generation of lawyers was recently seen in the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators Mediation Skills Competition, which took place in London in January. Sponsored by leading City firms and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, this competition has grown from eight teams last year to 14. Teams from UK law schools competed in mediation sessions that involved complex commercial dispute and deal-making scenarios in the Rolls Building, as well as in the offices of Bird & Bird. The winning London Metropolitan University team of Legal Practice Course students was given fully funded entry to the International Chamber of Commerce’s mediation competition in Paris. This February event involved mediating complex international problems with teams from around the world, while being evaluated by some of the world’s leading dispute resolution specialists. Some 66 international teams had the opportunity to interact with world-class mediators. We were pleased to be the first UK team in two years to get into the final rounds, coming 11th overall. I would urge members of our profession to consider ‘putting something back’ by getting involved in these and similar mediation competitions in the interests of promoting this growing area of legal practice. William McKay, solicitor/mediator, senior lecturer (LPC), London Metropolitan University
China and Saudi Arabia agree to lift bilateral ties Saudi Arabia strikes Yemen Rebels A worker wears a protective suit, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sterilizes the tables before the customers sit down at a restaurant, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 13.2020. /REUTERS. Tunisian PM begins Saudi Arabia visit FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2019. /REUTERSSaudi Arabia will end a nationwide curfew and lift restrictions on businesses from Sunday morning after three months of lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SPA quoted a source in the interior ministry as saying on Saturday.The curfew will be lifted as of 6 AM local time on Sunday. Restrictions will remain, however, for religious pilgrimages, international travel and social gatherings of more than 50 people.The kingdom introduced stringent measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in March, including 24-hour curfews on most towns and cities.In May, it announced a three-phase plan to ease restrictions on movement and travel, culminating in the curfew completely ending on June 21.The number of coronavirus infections has risen in recent weeks following a relaxation of movement and travel restrictions on May 28.The kingdom has recorded 154,223 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,230 deaths, the highest in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.(With input from the Reuters)Related
Quenton S. Albertie Related Topics2019 NBA Free AgencyCleveland CavaliersJ.R. SmithNBA Free Agency After failing to find a suitable trade partner for veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith, the Cleveland Cavaliers officially waived the mercurial wing on Monday. The team is expected to stretch his $4.3 million salary over the next three seasons, paying $1.7 million in each of those seasons, to stay below the luxury tax line.Though effectively exiled from the team last season after a lack of professionalism and a me-first attitude led to him fuming on the bench when players he felt he was better than earned the nod for minutes over him, Smith will he remembered fondly for his role in the team’s 2016 championship.All-Stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are rightly seen as the primary players to have contributed to the Cavs’ ability to bring the Larry O’Brien trophy to Cleveland for the first time in franchise history but Smith notably made two clutch shots in that series that likely kept the Cavs’ championship hopes alive while playing incredible defense of Golden State Warriors All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson.What made Smith’s story better was that when Cleveland initially acquired him, his reputation was in shambles due to his immaturity while playing with the New York Knicks and he was seen as a throw-in to the trade package while the defensive-oriented Iman Shumpert was seen as the centerpiece. Shumpert’s injuries gave Smith the opportunity he needed to show his worth on the court and before anyone knew it, “Swish” had become a valued member of the team’s rotation and the Cleveland community appeared to be the catalyst for Smith’s ability to keep his focus on basketball.Aside from throwing a bowl of soup at Cavs former assistant coach Damon Jones, Smith was an excellent teammate and locker room presence before last season. He was humorous, candid and a fun-loving guy who showed plenty of love for his growing family.Frankly, though it would have been ideal for Smith to keep his head down and mouth shut last season, it’s easy to understand why he was frustrated with his lack of playing time. Though he had an underwhelming regular season performance in 2017-18, he was arguably the best wing on the roster once LeBron left.Further, after LeBron opted to head to the Los Angeles Lakers, one of Smith’s primary motivations to be a lunchpail player — winning a NBA championship — evaporated. It didn’t help that LeBron was more or less the team hall monitor, forcing teammates to be on their best and most professional behavior.He’ll be remembered for a lot of moments in Cleveland, and some not nearly as glamorous as others (if not downright embarrassing, like his decision to dribble the clock out in regulation in a pivotal Game 1).However, J.R. was undoubtedly one of the most entertaining figures in Cavs’ franchise history and one of the most important as well.Smith is widely expected to join LeBron and the Lakers once he hits the free agent market.
Chris Yule and Ryuichi Kawai scored Seibu’s goals. The series shifts back to Tokyo for Game 4 on Saturday at DyDo Drinco Arena in Higashi-Fushimi.The puck is set to drop at 5 p.m. If necessary, Game 5 will be played on Sunday in Tokyo at the same time. The Nippon Paper Cranes scored four third-period goals en route to a 7-2 victory over the Seibu Prince Rabbits in Game 3 of the Asia League Ice Hockey finals on Tuesday night at Kushiro Ice Arena in Hokkaido before 2,503 fans.Ex-NHL player Derek Plante, Masatoshi Takeuchi, Hiroo Izuku and Masatoshi Ito scored third-period goals for the hosts. Izuku finished with two tallies. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
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