​Crackdown on corrupt lawyers who help criminals

first_imgSolicitors and other professionals who collude with criminal gangs could face up to five years in prison under legislation to be proposed by the Home Office.A serious crime bill, expected to be announced in tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech, will create an offence of ‘participation in an organised crime group’ to catch professionals who assist gangsters.Prosecutors will have to prove defendants had ‘reasonable grounds to suspect’ they were helping criminals carry out their activitiesThe bill will include tougher measures to seize criminal assets and to close loopholes that enable criminals to hang onto their gains.The Home Office said lawyers, accountants and other professionals assist criminals by failing to ask questions about why their services are required and then claiming they were unaware of what was going on.Home Office minister Karen Bradley said: ‘Nobody is above the law. But for too long corrupt lawyers, accountants and other professionals have tried to evade justice by hiding behind a veneer of respectability. ‘This new offence sends out a clear message to those individuals – if you are helping to oil the wheels of organised crime, you will be prosecuted and face being jailed.’President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association, Nicola Hill, said the move was unnecessary. ‘There is already legislation to catch these people. All this will create is more red tape and legislation for those who abide by the rules.’Chairman of the Law Society’s criminal law committee Richard Atkinson said: ‘Without seeing the detail it’s difficult to see how this will make significant difference to the way lawyers will behave. ‘Are they seeking to impose on lawyers and other professionals a duty to enquire into the workings of their clients?’last_img read more

FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2017 – Cornish Wins Round 1

first_img107Pedro WunerINA101020 Returning 2015 Champ, Trakarn Thangthong finished 2nd overall. PosNo.NameNationalLapsBest TimeTotal Time 1097Arten TeslenkoRUS171:20.35923:36.386 1440Lee WeiTPE151:22.51722:43.571 DNF102Tsang Wai KeiHKG131:30.58723:46.389 61Muhd HabibullahMAS181:12.74124:20.495 Moto 2 Race Result: 31Muhd HabibullahMAS181:13.47223:14.056 6300Naoto TakayamaJPN141630 18Lewis CornishGBR181:11.60622:36.002 7162Farhan HendroINA151429 812Kenneth San AndresPHI171:20.49323:35.442 DNF40Lee WeiTPE51:25.6837:43.684 Defending 2016 Champ, Muhd. “Gabit” Habibullah ended the day 4th overall. 12720Lin Chin PeiTPE8816 DNF27Sun TongCHN121:25.99619:4.087 Lewis Cornish converted his pole position to win both Motos in Round 1 of the FIM Asia Supermoto 2017 Championship.  5300Naoto TakayamaJPN181:17.76824:07.549 DNF102Tsang Wai KeiHKG131:32.73723:45.547 13101Takashi SasakiJPN01212 1277Hasroy OsmanSGP161:18.96022:40.996 532Khairi ZakariaMAS161834 317Marcel Van DrunenNED182038 7300Naoto TakayamaJPN171:16.64522:37.403 812Kenneth San AndresPHI131326 928Natthapat SuksanwatthanaTHA121123 317Marcel Van DrunenNED181:15.22323:48.316 PosNo.NameNationalM1M2Total Point 417Marcel Van DrunenNED181:15.16923:31.190 25Trakarn ThangthongTHA222244 117Pedro WunerINA161:19.96422:39.942center_img 7162Farhan HendroINA181:18.29224:26.555 6162Farhan HendroINA181:17.09523:55.446 PosNo.NameNationalLapsBest TimeTotal Time 117Pedro WunerINA161:22.10123:01.271 1277Hasroy OsmanSGP161:22.92123:03.908 DNF97Artem TeslenkoRUS111:21.76124:31.701 1028Natthapat SuksanwatthanaTHA171:18.43124:03.932 25Trakarn ThangthongTHA181:12.52622:42.962 9101Takashi SasakiJPN171:22.06323:56.181 1177Hasroy OsmanSGP9918 Overall Standing 1497Artem TeslenkoRUS11011 13720Lin Chin PeiTPE151:25.41123:32.197 Moto 1 Race Result: 17102Tsang Wai KeiHKG000 41Muhd HabibullahMAS201535 18Lewis CornishGBR181:12.45923:00.233 928Natthapat SuksanWatthanaTHA171:15.36823:34.965 812Kenneth San AndresPHI171:18.52023:10.666 NAKHON CHAI SI, THAILAND, 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Beautiful weather and a  , wonderful circuit welcomed Round 1 of the FIM Asia Supermoto 2017 Championship. The competition saw 17 riders from 13 countries striving for national and personal pride.The day began with Free Practice, and as expected, the top three spots were dominated by United Kingdom’s Lewis Cornish, returning 2015 Champion, Thailand’s Trakarn Thangthong, and defending 2016 Champion Malaysia’s Muhd. “Gabit” Habibullah, respectively.MOTO 1Moto 1 started with the sun shining directly above the riders.Pole sitter Cornish grabbed the holeshot, but was followed tightly by all riders onto straight of the tarmac section, instead being diverted into the off-road section.Round 1 winner, Lewis CornishThe tight hairpin turn immediately after the last table top remained as the biggest challenge, serving as an advantage to some riders and vice-versa for others.With Cornish speeding ahead on an empty circuit, he opened up a two-second gap within a few laps to the pursuing Gabit and Thangthong. That left the latter two to battle between themselves, giving Cornish an even bigger cushion.The top three remained the same, until five minutes before the end of Moto 1, when Gabit was overtaken by Thangthong. The Thai rider had planned his move at the right moment, giving Gabit no time to regain the second spot.Gabit (#1) leading Thangthong (#5) Lewis finsihed Moto 1 in 22:236.002, followed by Thangthong and Gabit in 22:42.962 and 23:14.056, respectively.Dutchman Marcel Van Drunen, who had fought tooth and nail against Cornish in Qualifying and SuperChrono, was stuck in a fierce battle with another of Malaysia’s ace, Khairi Zakaria throughout the race to finish fourth, with the latter in fifth.Marcel Van DrunenMOTO 2Cornish stole the holeshot again at the start and never looked back to win his second Moto of the day, finishing the race comfortably five seconds ahead of Thangthong.“It was a very technical track. Most of us were using slick tyres to race on the track. With the triple dirt section, it feels more like a motocross track instead. I made multiple mistakes in Moto 1 but reduced it in Moto 2. I believe Trakarn and Gabit made mistakes as well, which gave me an advantage to the race,” said Lewis.“I was fortunate when Gabit hit on a hole at the third dirt section. That was when I passed him. He grew so much since we last faced off in 2015. I enjoyed riding with all the riders, and hopefully, I can perform better in Indonesia,” said Thangthong.Trakarn ThangthongSeemingly making amends to his fourth place finish in Moto 1, Van Drunen fought with Gabit for the final podium spot. The two exchanged places multiple times with high-risk maneuvers in the tighter corners.The contest ended just two laps from the end of the race, when Gabit ran off the track. It was a brave performance from the Malaysian, however, when the KTM Malaysia factory rider revealed later that he had lost his brakes.Whereas most riders would have called it quits, Gabit Habibullah soldiered on to finish the race“My front and rear brakes malfunctioned, and I lost control of my bike. This makes it even harder for me to maintain my pace, especially on this track. I tried my best to ensure the best possible result in this condition,” said Gabit.Gabit landed the sixth spot in Moto 2, clocking a total time of 24:20.495.Van Drunen (#17) battling with Gabit (#1)Malaysia’s Khairi Zakaria attempted to close the gap to the Dutchman, but his efforts were forlorn when he made a mistake at the transition between the road and off-road section. Khairi landed fourth in Moto 2, finishing nearly two seconds behind Marcel with a total time of 23:50.924.Khairi ZakariaJapan’s Naoto Takayama performed well in Moto 2, and came home fifth .“It was a perfect and successful race. We would like to congratulate the Asia Supersports Group, FMSCT, all the partners and all the riders. The opening round of the season was exciting, and everything was in order. The track is probably one of the most challenging tracks in the season’s history, but all safety aspects were taken into consideration,” said Stephan P. Carapiet, FIM Asia Safety Officer.The 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship will commence in Jogjakarta, Indonesia on 7 and 8 October 2017.For more information, visit www.supermotoasia.com or watch the race live for free in HD on www.twenty3.tv powered by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd.FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is promoted by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, Trade My Superbike and E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; sanctioned by FIM Asia and FMSCT; and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia), Malay Mail, Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari and TX Sports. 532Khairi ZakariaMAS181:14.31623:33.763 DNF101Takashi SasakiJPN71:18.0329:30.062 432Khairi ZakariaMAS181:16.52223:50.924 1527Sun TongCHN077 25Trakarn ThangthongTHA181:14.49423:27.317 18Lewis CornishGBR252550 13720Lin Chin PeiTPE161:18.96022:40.996 1640Lee WeiTPE707 1427Sun TongCHN151:29.51024:09.029 –Ads–last_img read more

Wellington boys sweep; girls lose in heartbreakers in makeup games at Winfield

first_img Avery Rusk 312100 Delaney Parkey 300011 Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Totals2847400 WNFL210002X581 Gracie Fink 301000 Wellington’s Therin Frame threw a one-hitter against Winfield. Here he is pitching against Augusta a week earlier.Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington boys baseball team swept Winfield 9-0 and 9-7 Wednesday night in a make-up game at the Broadway Sports Complex. The girls softball team were not as fortunate, losing both games late 5-4.As of the time of this writing, the home double-headers this afternoon with Mulvane are still scheduled. The boys start at 4 p.m. while the girls play at 4:30 p.m.The Crusader baseball team improved to .500 with its second series sweep of the season. In the first game, Therin Frame threw an outstanding game for Wellington holding Winfield to just one hit in seven innings pitched. He also struck out five and faced just 21 Winfield runners at bat.In turn, Wellington had 13 hits including Cade Phelps, who had four hits and three RBIs. For the game the Crusaders had nine RBIs and six left on base.The two teams went scoreless until the fourth inning when Wellington got on the board with two runs. The Crusaders added six runs in the fifth and added an insurance run in the sixth.The second game, the Crusaders had an outstanding top half of the seventh inning where it would crank out six runs. Wellington opened with a 1-0 lead in the top of the first which was expanded to 3-1 after three.The Vikings would narrow the margin to one in the bottom of the fourth. Then in the sixth, Winfield produced three runs to take a 5-3 lead into the seventh.Then Wellington went wild with six runs to regain a 9-5 advantage. Winfield added two runs in the bottom half to keep it interesting.Chantz Daugherty was the winning pitcher for the Crusaders – allowing three hits and six walks, while striking out five. Arlis Troutman and Phelps came in relief to preserve the win.Phelps had a triple, his second of the season. Wellington has yet to have a home run this year. Troutman doubled. The Crusaders would out slug Winfield 12-7. Lots of errors in this game. Wellington had five while Winfield had four (full stats are below).———In the girls doubleheader, Wellington lost 5-4 in game one after giving up two runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Lady Dukes were leading 4-3 when Winfield scored two runs on a double and taking advantage of a Wellington error. The Crusaders left Avery Rusk on second base in the top of the seventh to lose the game.Winfield opened up a 3-0 lead on an A. Tate home run in the first and a Wellington error in the second. The Crusaders would score a run in the top of the third, before adding three runs in the top of the fifth, thanks to a Rusk double and Brooke McCorkle triple.In game two, Wellington and Winfield would go to the ninth inning before Winfield won on a Tate double which brought B. Phillips home breaking a 4-all stalemate.The Crusaders lost despite out-hitting the Vikings 11-6.Winfield broke up a scoreless game in the third off a K. Murphy RBI single. But Wellington rolled int0 the fifth with Rusk singling, Buck tripling and McCorkle doubling. All three girls would score.Again the bottom of the sixth led to the Crusaders demise, as they couldn’t hold onto a three-run lead. Both teams went into extra inning tied at 4-all.———Wellington baseball stats:  Jacelyn Buck 411200 Brooke McCorkle 301100 Madi Lewellen 400012 Gracie Fink 411002 WLNG0010300472 1234567RHE Game #1 Girls Softball – Winfield 5 Wellington 4 LineupABRHRBIBBK Totals394112310 Delaney Parkey –––––– McKenna Jones 300000 PitchingIP#PS%HRERKBBHR Avery Rusk 412010 Madi Lewellen 300000 Emily Templeton 301000 Jenna Rausch 500004 WLNG0000310004112 WNFL001003001564 123456789RHE LineupABRHRBIBBK Jacelyn Buck 514100 Brooke McCorkle 8.2139.5766531050 Hunter Hain 010000 PitchingIP#PS%HRERKBBHR Brooke McCorkle 502101 Madi Lewellen 6.0108.639853721 Jenna Rausch 311000 Morgan Hain 502000 Totals8.2139.5766531050 Hunter Hain –––––– Totals6.0108.639853721 Gracie Rausch 010000 Game #2 Girls softball: Winfield 5 Wellington 4  McKenna Jones 400000 Morgan Hain 300000 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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