London P&I Club sets rate increase

first_imgCommenting on the background to the decision, Ian Gooch, ceo of the Club’s management team, says, “Claims for the current policy year show some encouraging signs, especially at the attritional level, where increased deductibles seem to be playing a part.”He observed: “Although claims in the highest band – in excess of USD1 million – are running at a moderate level, this band is volatile and has been very expensive in other, recent years.”Overall, there remain clear signs of a strong inflationary trend, particularly in the cost of individual larger cases. The claims picture there is extremely unfavourable, both in terms of claim frequency and average claims severity.”www.londonpandi.comlast_img read more

Dennis Koulatsos talks NFL Preseason and Tavon Young injury

first_imgDennis Koulatsos, General Manager/Partner at Koons Baltimore Ford and host of the Sunday Sports Voice, caught up with Nestor this week and as always they touched on a variety of hot topics in the world of sports, including the much-debated NFL preseason schedule.“The only benefit to preseason is for the bubble guys and the players trying to make the roster at every position,” Koulatsos said. “They’re the ones that there is great value to see who rises and who falls and who deserves to be on that 53 man roster. But for established veterans like Marshall Yanda, Brandon Williams, and Michael Pearce, I don’t see the need for them to get reps and the need to put these guys at risk. Life is risk management, and if I’m these veteran players, I think twice about stepping on the field (in the preseason).”There’s a common notion that the four preseason games have much to do with the revenue that they generate. As a season ticket holder, Dennis would not mind eliminating the preseason games, and for him it is not about the money.“I don’t care if they keep my season ticket prices the same, I don’t need the extra two home preseason games that I’m not going to go to anyway,” Koulatsos said. “There’s no need for that.”Dennis also touched on the Tavon Young injury and how the Ravens will regroup from that, and much more!To hear Dennis’ full conversation with Nestor, listen here:Audio Playerhttp://c631904.r4.cf2.rackcdn.com/Dennis%20Koulatsos%20and%20Nestor%20discuss%20Ravens%20adjustments%20after%20Tavon%20Young%20injury.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Punter Zach Sinor Launches His Heisman Campaign

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. I don’t want PFB to take too much credit here, but we’ve been tweeting and talking about this for nearly a year now, and it finally happened. Zach Sinor officially launched his Heisman Trophy campaign this week with Oklahoma State’s blessing. What a world.Mason Rudolph can have his 4,000-yard seasons, James Washington can have his 20-TD outings, I just want to see Sinor next to Nick Chubb and Jalen Hurts in New York come December. Sinor4Heisman4Ever.After being left off the Ray Guy Award list in 2016, @ZachSinor29 is thinking big this year. Real big. #Sinor4Heisman #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/htS0eZPtVs— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) June 28, 2017AdChoices广告last_img read more

Five Big Name Recruits Who Visited OSU This Weekend

first_imgOklahoma State hosted a number of top-flight talents on campus both for unofficial visits and for the final mini-camp of the summer over the weekend.We gave a general overview of the names to expect both on Saturday and Sunday, but let’s face it: You want to know who the big dogs on campus were.Here are the five biggest names who made their way to Stillwater this weekend.Isaiah Spiller — Running backKlein Collins tailback Isaiah Spiller visited OSU on Saturday before making his way to Norman for the Sooners’ blowout barbecue event, and he might have been the biggest name in the 2019 class on campus.Spiller has already been offered by OSU, so his visit was little more than a trip for him to view the facilities and meet with coaches. He’s the son of former Texas A&M tight end Fred Spiller, but it’s no less important that he made the haul to Stillwater.In addition to OSU, Texas A&M, Oregon, Oregon, TCU, Baylor, Houston and others have already extended offers.Dax Hill — SafetyDax, the younger brother of Justice Hill, has also been on OSU’s radar for quite some time. The Booker T. Washington product wowed with his Odell Beckham like talents and validated his evaluation as one of the elite players in the 2019 class.“I had a real good day and I wasn’t trying to do too much, but just show the coaches what I could do,” Hill told gopokes.com. “They really haven’t seen my play, so I wanted to show what I could do and I had a good day.” being back on campus made me realize how bad i really want it— ??CJ Moore?? (@daddydimes35) July 31, 2017At 6-foot-5, Moore — a four-star talent —  figures to be a potential plug-and-play replacement for Marcell Ateman when he arrives on campus in 2018. Although Brown is considered a bluechipper, he’s already set a commitment date for Nov. 2 — potentially hinting that he’s already got a good idea of who he wants to play for. The Crimson Tide are the leaders in the clubhouse.Branson Bragg — Offensive linemanCenters are recruits too! And Bragg is what many believe to be the best center prospect in this region.The 2019 recruit was offered by OSU during the spring game visit in April, and he made a return trip that could be a good sign for the Pokes’ chances.Bragg also has offers from Texas and OU, and he too made a trip to the Sooners barbecue event on Saturday.CJ Moore — ReceiverTulsa Union standout receiver CJ Moore, an OSU pledge, made a trip on Sunday to Stillwater. And regardless of his commitment status, it’s always good bringing him in given his status as a national recruit.Moore is locked in with his OSU pledge after picking the Pokes over Ohio State, among others, and he seemed to come away motivated after his trip to campus. Although 247 favors OSU in his recruitment, I get the sense that he’s wide open at this juncture. But OSU certainly has a strong case, and both Dax and Justice are very tight.? pic.twitter.com/WgICMkz0dz— Daxton Hill (@daxhill5) July 30, 2017Bobby Brown — Defensive tackleArlington Lamar defensive tackle Bobby Brown is rated as a top-150 player in the 2018 class, and OSU jumped aboard with an offer during his visit.Brown is now up to 20 offers from the likes of OU, Alabama, Texas A&M and a slew of others. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Matic: United can do big things

first_imgNemanja Matić Matic insists Manchester United can still do ‘big things’ Nicholas McGee 22:37 24/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Matic-Cropped. Getty Images Manchester United Manchester United v Chelsea Premier League The midfielder still sees big things ahead for the Red Devils, despite Manchester City’s dominance of the Premier League Midfielder Nemanja Matic is confident Manchester United can do “big things” despite the Premier League title looking beyond them this season.United go into Sunday’s home top-flight meeting with Matic’s former club Chelsea trailing neighbours and runaway leaders Manchester City by 16 points.That gap can be trimmed to 13 with victory at Old Trafford on the same day City face Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp United are still in contention in the Champions League, though Jose Mourinho’s men were fortunate to escape their away last-16 first-leg clash against Sevilla with a 0-0 draw, and are in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.And Matic has plenty of hope of a successful conclusion to the campaign, the Serbia international telling United Review: “I think that we have improved.”Of course, in the Premier League, it is difficult to win every game, but I think step by step we have improved and in the future I believe, as a team, we can do big things together. “I’m happy to be with the team and how we are working together. I’m sure we can do something this season and in the future for sure.”We have to be honest and say we have had some very good games, but we have also had some bad games. We have to improve together. We have the Champions League and the FA Cup still to play for.”To win the league is going to be very hard as we know because the gap is very big, but we have to fight until the end and we will see what we can do.”A victory for the Red Devils would see them go six points over fourth place Chelsea. However, a defeat would see the Blues draw level on points with them.last_img read more

VAR controversy in Spurs-Rochdale

first_imgVideos VAR causes controversy again as Spurs host Rochdale in FA Cup Ronan Murphy 04:53 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Heung-Min Son Tottenham 28022018 Getty Videos Tottenham Hotspur v Rochdale Rochdale Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup The video assistant referee overturned two goals from Tottenham in their replay with the League One side at Wembley, sparking more outrage Tottenham Hotspur’s FA Cup replay with Rochdale was mired in controversy as VAR ruled out an early Spurs goal and overturned a penalty.Erik Lamela had the ball in the net early in the match, but saw his goal chalked off as referee Paul Tierney went to the video assistant who cited a foul from Fernando Llorente in the build-up.Interesting start!Erik Lamela thinks he’s given Spurs the early 1-0 lead but the goal is ruled out by VAR. https://t.co/rcwHawaE4I— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 28, 2018VAR strikes againSpurs thought they had the lead, but Fernando Llorente was judged to have committed a foul.Robbie Savage was less than impressed pic.twitter.com/IePFp0rjWk— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 28, 2018Heung-Min Son put Spurs ahead after 24 minutes and had the chance to double the lead shortly after when VAR gave the hosts a penalty, but another controversial decision saw his stuttered spot kick deemed unlawful. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Son put the ball beyond Dale goalkeeper Josh Lillis, but stopped during the run-up, and with players encroaching into the area before the ball was kicked, Tierney overuled the goal once more.VAR strikes again. https://t.co/PjuDCjRhcq— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 28, 2018-Spurs goal disallowed.-Spurs penalty ruled out and Son booked,-Rochdale draw level.That escalated quickly…What a pass though!BT Sport 2 HD & 4K UHD pic.twitter.com/iuyJOMvOOQ— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 28, 2018Rochdale levelled the tie just three minutes later through Stephen Humphrys, but many fans and pundits felt that Spurs deserved to be three goals clear if it were not for VAR’s impact.If anything, Llorente was fouled. Hideous— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) February 28, 2018Rochdale’s MOTM so far. pic.twitter.com/fdrZvTmAvf— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 28, 2018Ah so that’s what VAR stands for”Very awful really”— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) February 28, 2018What a joke of a referee the VAR is an absolute joke it took 5 mins to sort the penalty decision out what a joke— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) February 28, 2018VAR is a waste of time but Rochdale have been excellent so far. Spurs desperate for half time.— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) February 28, 2018This is just the latest in a series of controversies surrounding VAR, which has been widely panned in England and elsewhere.Just this week, UEFA confirmed that it would not be used in the Champions League next season, with European football’s governing body deeming it unready for use.last_img read more

Videos: OSU’s Offensive Assistants Talk Upcoming Season at Media Golf Outing

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. STILLWATER — Oklahoma State hosted it’s annual media golf outing at Karsten Creek on Monday, and the PFB squad rolled deep at the event.We caught up with coordinators Sean Gleeson and Jim Knowles and position coaches Kasey Dunn, Charlie Dickey and Tim Duffie. Here are the interviews for the offensive coaches.last_img read more

Eskimo Joe’s Teams up with OSU Alumni Association For Football Season-Opener

first_imgIf you’re planning to be in Stillwater for the event, the venue opens at 6 and the Val Joe Gladden Band goes on at 7 p.m. As Scott Wright at The Oklahoman notes, seating will probably be limited, so bring a chair or two just in case.OSU vs. OSU is set to start at 9:30 p.m. CT on Friday night on FS1. A rhetorical question for you: is there any better combination than cheese fries and football?Based off the Oklahoma State Alumni Association’s calculations, they agree. They’ve partnered with Eskimo Joe’s for OSU football’s season-opening road game on Friday to host the official watch party in Stillwater, which will include an outdoor concert, inflatable toys, food, drinks and guest appearances. It will take place in the lot north of the restaurant and begins at 6 p.m. — 3.5 hours before the Cowboys’ season kicks off against Oregon State in Corvallis, Oregon.STILLWATER! Head down to Elm Street this Friday and pregame with @valgladdenband starting at 7pm! Live Grill, Full Bar, Inflatables, Party Pics, Giveaways and special appearances by @OSUPistolPete @OSUMarchingBand @osuspiritgroup and more! #GoPokes 🎶🏈👆🏼 pic.twitter.com/Oo5Hq5EDIJ— Eskimo Joe’s (@eskimojoes) August 28, 2019 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Good story – about lawyers!

first_imgI’ve gotten some inspiring email from the posts on writing this week. I wanted to share some strong writing shared by Samantha, a top ten fundraiser who participated in Six Degrees and personally got 405 people to donate to Bet Tzedek.Justice for Guillermo It reads like a scene from a Dickens novel: A 17-year-old sews labels on clothes for 70 hours a week, without lunch or rest breaks, earning three cents for each piece he completes. The year? 2006. The place? Downtown Los Angeles. Guillermo Martinez (name changed to protect client privacy) thought his job meant a chance to improve the lives of his mother and sisters in Guatemala. He didn’t realize that he would be physically abused and financially exploited. Fortunately for Guillermo, Bet Tzedek’s Employment Rights Project (ERP) exists. Becky Monroe, ERP Attorney, and Matthew DeCarolis, a Social Justice Fellow in our Valley office, took Guillermo’s case and recently won a $44,000 judgment for him. Guillermo is a slight young man of 5’5″. When he was hired, he was promised between two and six cents per clothing piece he completed. After a year on the job, Guillermo mustered the courage to question whether he was being credited with all of the pieces on which he labored. The floor manager’s response? To physically assault Guillermo and push him to the floor. Guillermo had to go to the hospital, and one year later, still receives treatments for his injury. Guillermo then came to Bet Tzedek for help in getting his owed wages. Each week, he earned an average of $230, averaging out to less than $3.50 per hour. Based upon the California minimum wage and overtime rules, Guillermo’s work week should have earned him nearly $600 per week. The Hearing Officer at the Labor Commissioner’s office conducted a hearing and reviewed all the evidence we presented. On cross-examination, the factory owner presented her defense: “If I paid minimum wage, then I could not make a profit.” In mid-March, Guillermo received the Hearing Officer’s decision: Guillermo is entitled to receive $44,000, covering all wages and breaks claimed plus applicable penalties. The owner has been put on notice that she must comply with minimum wage laws or face exposure to other wage claims like Guillermo’s.last_img read more

Feed the GOAT and he will score! CR7 leaving greats behind

first_imgWorld Cup Feed the GOAT and he will score! Ronaldo leaving all the greats in his wake Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent in Moscow Last updated 1 year ago 22:00 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2018 Getty Images World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal v Morocco Morocco Portugal Opinion Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring is without modern or historical precedent; against Morocco he broke another record. It’s futile to deny his brilliance Lionel Messi took part in a memorable pre-World Cup photoshoot which attempted to underline his class as the Greatest Of All Time – the GOAT. For Paper Magazine , the Argentina captain posed with an actual real-life goat.The rivalry being what it is, it appears Cristiano Ronaldo has taken exception to this seemingly definitive categorisation and has set about correcting it, one facial hair at a time. Against Morocco, he not only debuted a new goatee beard but has begun to stroke it lovingly as well. In his own mind Cristiano has always been the GOAT and so begins his latest quest to convince the world of it. The best way to do that, the beard aside? Goals, goals and more goals. Eighty-five of them in fact.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar In Group B’s second match, Ronaldo overtook Ferenc Puskas as Europe’s highest international goalscorer – even his place as the continent’s greatest modern marksman was long assured.Portugal fans have watched their No. 7 find the net for the national team 85 times and there’s more to come. Each one nowadays is greeted with that familiar, primal growl of “SIIII!” that has become his calling card.And if his World Cup scoring record looked modest before Russia 2018, it is finally befitting of a man of Ronaldo’s stature.He had scored in three tournaments running before showing up here but there was only one goal in each of the World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He had been fighting fitness concerns in the past before major tournaments but here – even at 33 – he is razor-sharp.Against Spain, first, and now against Morocco, he has blunted another weapon in the arsenal of the critics.Portugal’s GOAT and now Europe’s GOAT. When will his status be beyond reproach?Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2018You would assume that with more football available than ever – and each one of Ronaldo’s matches for club and country accessible to fans all over the world – it would mean that the extra scrutiny would place his prowess beyond doubt.Still for some reason, players from the past such as Puskas and Di Stefano are lionised and admired as every bit better than their modern gladiatorial equivalents.That makes no sense considering the archive footage we have for those greats is nowhere near as extensive as what we have for Ronaldo.Why deny Ronaldo is the best when the evidence is borne out every time he steps on the field? We can see it with our own eyes.He may not necessarily be the greatest exponent of the game that the world has ever seen. Indeed it would have to be a pretty compelling argument to make the case he’s a better ‘footballer’ than Messi currently.But that’s hardly the point. He deals in numbers, those tangible football facts, and in dominating the big moments.Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2018His hat-trick against Spain – especially that last-gasp free-kick – will go down as one of the World Cup’s all-time great performances.His goal here against Morocco rocketed him to four goals in two games and ensured Portugal earned a tally of four points and making qualification as good as secure.The form that he’s in, you wouldn’t bet against him plundering many more before the record books are solidified for Russia 2018 and – who knows – he might even overtake the one-tournament goalscoring record set at 13 by France’s Just Fontaine in 1958.That’s what Ronaldo remains capable of; obliterating records and taking away the only deniability old fans have to his greatness. He is stronger, fitter, leaner, meaner, hungrier than all the old favourites and no numbers can stand in his way.Cristiano Ronaldo GOAT GFXSo out go Eusebio – for the national team, and the likes of Di Stefano, Puskas, Hugo Sanchez and Raul for Real Madrid. This was the year in which he bettered Puskas’s tally for European Cups and in 2016 he bettered Eusebio by winning an international tournament.He’s upending the historical order and leaving modern fans in no doubt about his status as No. 1. The world has never seen a scorer or a winner like him before.He has found a home in this Portugal team; the criticism in previous generations had been that they lacked a genuine No. 9. Ronaldo has provided that for them and the national team has never looked back.This is not a one-man show by any means. Yes, the rest of them facilitate Ronaldo but he is not asked to do everything in an attacking sense like Messi is for Argentina. He is thriving on the service his team-mates are giving him.Feed the GOAT and he will score.last_img read more