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Are Our Steaks At Stake?

first_imgLocal fans of The Palm Restaurant at Huntting Inn in East Hampton Village noticed when local news outlets reported the restaurant chain might be in danger of closing. After all, it’s been a fixture locally since 1980.The steakhouse chain, The Palm Restaurant Group, owned by Just One More Restaurant Corp., may be up for sale, according to court papers.A federal bankruptcy judge has cleared the way for a controlling interest in the steakhouse chain to be sold by the families that have owned it since 1926. The chain filed for Chapter 11 in early March last year.The proceeds of that sale would be used by direct descendants of the chain’s founders to pay certain cousins the $120 million they were awarded in an earlier lawsuit involving licensing fees. They claim they were not fairly compensated for their share in the ownership of the chain.Proprietors of the local Palm did not return calls by press time.Some history: In 1926, Italian immigrants Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi opened the first Palm restaurant on Second Avenue in Manhattan.A defining and memorable feature of the restaurant are the caricatures covering the walls depicting celebrities, famous politicians, and prominent sports and media figures. The original restaurant was located near several newspapers’ headquarters whose staff, including several cartoonists, were frequent diners. The caricatures began as a twist on the phrase “sing for your supper,” where many of these cartoonists, as well as other local artists, would pay for their meal by drawing a portrait for the wall. The featured celebrities often provided an autograph next to their portrait.As for the local and much-loved Palm at the Huntting Inn? According to East Hampton Town records, in 1698, the two-acre plot of land was given to the Rev. Nathaniel Huntting, minister of the Presbyterian Church. The house remained in the Huntting family for nine generations. In 1875, the building became a boarding house and then an inn, when new wings were added, around 1912. Although, according to Jeannette Edwards Rattray in her book “Up and Down Main Street,” it’s been an inn since before the Revolutionary era.In 1939, the last Huntting descendant sold the property, and in 1980, The Palm Restaurant Group took over, opened the restaurant, and continues to manage it to this day.Two of the founders’ grandchildren, Walter Ganzi Jr. and Bruce Bozzi Sr., who were part owners of the original location, created a separate company and started expanding. Today, The Palm has approximately 30 locations in cities throughout the United States as well as locations in Puerto Rico and Mexico.The company is the largest family-owned, U.S.-based chain of “fine dining” restaurants.Fred Newman, an attorney who represents some of the aggrieved family members, said, “The parties have been unable to reach a settlement so far.” He indicated the first preference is to keep all the branches open, which would be good news for lovers of the local porterhouses, creamed spinach, and the famous mega-lobsters.karen@karenfredericks.com Sharelast_img read more

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Edge LNG expands in Marcellus basin

first_imgSource: Edge LNGEdge LNG’s Cryobox technologyFor the producer, this is an opportunity to reap economic benefits on assets unreachable by pipeline. Initial operation is underway and is set to be ongoing until at least 2022. Initial operation is underway and is set to be ongoing until at least 2022 and Edge LNG claims the “deal will transform previously stranded gas into profitable LNG”. The deal sees Edge LNG deploy its fully mobile, truck-delivered liquefied natural gas equipment clusters to the Marcellus site and each cluster includes two Cryobox liquefaction units. This unique process, created by Galileo Global Technologies and deployed exclusively by Edge LNG in North America, can be delivered to any site accessible by road.“The Marcellus is an important region for us, there is lots of potential here with a large number of stranded wells,” said Mark Casaday, CEO at Edge LNG“So much gas goes unharnessed, purely because lack of access to a pipeline has meant there is no economic way to take it to market. We provide operators with an opportunity to profit from wells that would otherwise not be used and we make it into valuable fuel. It’s a win-win solution.”Edge will purchase the LNG it extracts from the producer to deliver via its truck-based virtual pipeline to existing customers in the region. The company has also signed a deal to supply LNG to Norwich, Connecticut which will be used to provide natural gas to homes and businesses.The announcement follows Edge LNG’s US launch and first deal earlier last year, which saw the company successfully monetise a source of previously stranded gas in the Marcellus field and deliver it as LNG to a New England utility. Read more like this – subscribe todayEnjoyed this story? Subscribe to gasworld today and take advantage of even more great insights and exclusives in industrial gases.Visit www.gasworld.com/subscribe to access all content and choose the right subscription for you.last_img read more

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ISS port update following Chilean earthquake

first_imgThe ports of Arica, Patache, Iquique and Mejillones are closed for operations pending damage inspections from the Chilean Maritime Authority, while the port of Tocopilla is closed due to the current swell conditions.All other Chilean ports are open and working in normal condition.The tsunami alert was issued after an earthquake measuring 8.2 degrees on the Richter scale struck 86 km northwest of Chile’s Iquique port of April 1 at 20:46 local time.The ports should be reopened following structural checks being made by the Chilean Maritime Authority.Updates will be posted on the ISS website.www.iss-shipping.comlast_img read more

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Cathay Pacific restructures

first_imgThe commercial and planning functions of the cargo division will report into the director commercial and cargo, and will be overseen by the chief customer and commercial officer.Part of the transformation programme to make Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon more effective, the company will be making around 600 people redundant at its head office. www.cathaypacific.comlast_img

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New CEO for Wallem Group

first_imgAccording to Wallem, Coles has a wealth of experience spanning across the sector, including maritime law, shipping services and maritime communications.He will replace Simon Doughty, who announced his decision to step down in May, as HLPFI reported here.Doughty will hand over the role at the end of October.www.wallem.comlast_img

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Publicity order

first_img Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Apple Inc: Court of Appeal, Civil Division (Mr Justice Longmore, Kitchin and Sir Robin Jacob): 9 November 2012 Claimant submitting defendant failing to comply with publicity notice – Claimant applying for further order The claimant issued proceedings seeking a declaration that it had not infringed the defendant’s registered design rights in regard to tablet computers. The proceedings resulted in the defendant unsuccessfully appealing a decision that none of the claimant’s tablet computers had infringed the defendant’s design (see Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Apple Inc ([2012] All ER (D) 176 (Oct)). The court held that the defendant had created much uncertainty in the market place. Accordingly, a publicity order was made requiring the defendant to give publicity to the decisions of the Court of Appeal and the first instance judge by way of a notice, inter alia, via its homepage of its website in the UK. The notice had comprised two paragraphs to the effect that the claimant had not infringed the defendant’s design rights. The defendant purported to comply with the order and posted a notice on its homepage. However, the notice, whilst containing the two paragraphs required by the publicity order, also contained further statements in regard to the design of the defendant’s product and referred to other proceedings. The claimant applied for a further, clearer and more specific order on the ground that the defendant had failed to comply with the publicity order. The claimant submitted that the notice as posted by the defendant had been a mixture of the notice as ordered along with material added by the defendant, and it had not been open to the defendant to break up the text as ordered by adding misleading material that undermined the purpose of the publicity order, namely, to clear the uncertainty in the marketplace. The court ruled: it had not been open to the defendant to add matter in the middle of the notice that had been ordered to be published. A notice with such matter had simply not been the notice ordered. Further, it had not been legitimate to break up the ordered notice with false material, and the added matter had been false. The ordered notice had not precluded any addition to the required notice if that addition had been true and had not undermined the effect of the required notice. However, the adding of false and misleading material had been illegitimate. It had been calculated to produce huge confusion and had contained false innuendos (see [19]-[24] of the judgment). Accordingly, a further order would be made to the effect that the defendant post the original notice, as ordered, without modification or addition (see [30] of the judgment).center_img Henry Carr QC and Anna Edwards-Stuart (instructed by Simmons & Simmons) for the claimant; Michael Beloff QC and Richard Hacon (instructed by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) for the defendant.last_img read more

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Holiday slip and trip claims avoid the fixed costs net

first_imgThe government has backed away from a wider fixed costs regime for holiday claims – but warned lawyers that action will be taken if numbers shoot up. In an update published last week, the Ministry of Justice confirmed its extension of fixed recoverable costs will just cover package travel gastric illness claims, leaving alone costs for other personal injury claims. Claimant lawyers had urged the government not to impose fixed fees across all claim types, telling a consultation that extra costs were incurred abroad through instructing local experts, translation services and serving local standard evidence. Insurers and travel operators had urged ministers to stand firm on its initial proposal to extend fixed costs to all package PI claims in the fast track. They warned in particular of an increase in non-gastric related travel claims. The claimant lobby appears to have won this argument, with the MoJ accepting recent evidence showed little sign of any increase in non-illness claims. A submission was cited from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, which said the wider proposal was a ‘cure that goes much than the identified malaise’.  But the government response added: ‘We stand ready to take further action to extend the scope of this provision should there be evidence of an unfounded increase in other types of package travel PI claims.’ The response also urged tour operators to continue taking a ‘robust stance’ in challenging fraudulent claims and to keep detailed data to check any sudden increase in non-illness claims. The Association of British Travel Agents has reported a 500% increase in gastric illness claims between 2013 and 2016 (the most recent year for which data is available), and projected around 41,000 GI claims across the whole industry in 2016. The total projected costs of GI claims to the industry (including damages and both claimant and defendant costs) was estimated by ABTA to be over £240m in 2016.last_img read more

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Over 100,000 people volunteer for COVID-19 vaccines trials in UK

first_imgVCG ImageMore than 100,000 people in the U.K. have volunteered to take part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial as the country continues its search for a remedy for the disease.Researchers want volunteers from all parts of society, especially those who are more likely to benefit from a vaccine, including the over 65s, frontline health and social care workers, and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.“I’m really grateful to the volunteers who have signed up to the NHS vaccine registry so that we have reached the important milestone of 100,000 people registered in less than a month. I also want to praise the staff from the research community, NIHR and NHS, who have worked so well in partnership to achieve rapid recruitment into trials to tackle COVID-19. I would encourage everyone who hasn’t already signed up to look at the website and consider whether they would like to join the register, before the large-scale vaccine trials start in the coming weeks,” said Chief Executive of the NIHR’s Clinical Research Network Dr William van’t Hoff.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said clinical studies with a diverse pool of volunteers will help scientists and researchers better understand the effectiveness of each vaccine candidate and will considerably speed up efforts to discover a safe and workable vaccine.The U.K.is one of the worst-hit countries globally by the COVID-19 pandemic, having reported 320,345 infections and 46,791 deaths.Related Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 100,000 UK COVID-19 deaths surpass 5,000center_img Somalia confirms 19 new COVID-19 caseslast_img read more

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Cardinals at Browns NFL Week Eight Capsule

first_imgPASSINGPalmer: 145-222-2012 (1C)-16 (T1L)-5-108.9 (2C)McCown: 147-220-1686-8-3-96.1 LAST WEEKW 26-18 vs. RavensL 6-24 at Rams SERIES LEADER BROADCASTFOX (1:00 PM ET): Matt Smith​, Chris Cooley, Danielle Trotta (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 132 (Ari.), 126 (Cle.). XM: 228 (Cle.). The Browns are back at First Energy Stadium for a showdown Sunday with Carson Palmer and a very good Arizona Cardinals team, a team that just beat the Ravens at home in Glendale, AZ on Monday night.Here’s the capsule from the NFL on the contest.ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-2) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-5)SERIES COACHES VS. OPP.Bruce Arians: 0-0Mike Pettine: 0-0 OFFENSE406.9 (1C)364.1 LAST GAME12/18/11: Browns 17 at Cardinals 20 (OT). Arizona K Jay Feely kicks GW 22-yard FG in OT. Cardinals QB John Skelton passes for 313 yards & TD. STREAKS3 of past 4 SACKSOkafor, Rucker: 2A. Bryant: 3.5 Related TopicsBrownsCardinalsNFL Week 8 NOTESCARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER has won 18 of past 22 starts. Is 2nd in NFC with 108.9 rating. Has won 9 of 13 starts vs. Cle…RB CHRIS JOHNSON rushed for 122 yards & TD last week, his 3rd 100-yard game in 2015. Has 100+ rush yards in 2 meetings (118.5 per game). RB-KR DAVID JOHNSON leads NFL rookies with 6 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec. 1 KR)…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has catch in 177 consecutive games, incl. playoffs. Since entering NFL in 2004, has 104 rec. TDs (incl. playoffs), most in NFL. In past 3, WR JOHN BROWN has 18 catches for 334 yards (111.3 per game) & 2 TDs. WR MICHAEL FLOYD aims for 3rd in row with TD…Lead NFL with 12 INTs & 4 players have 2+ INTs: S RASHAD JOHNSON (3), S TONY JEFFERSON (2), S TYRANN MATHIEU (2) & CB PATRICK PETERSON (2). Johnson is only NFL player with 2+ INT game in each of past 3 seasons. Since 2011, Peterson is only player in NFL with 15+ INTs (17) & 5+ return TDs (5). DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had FR in last meeting…BROWNS: QB JOSH MC COWN was drafted by Az in 3rd round of 2002 NFL Draft & spent 4 seasons with Cardinals (2002-05). Has 2 TDs in 4 of past 5…RB ISAIAH CROWELL (888) needs 112 yards to reach 1,000 career. Rookie RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. led team with 7 catches for 73 yards last week. Ranks 2nd amongst AFC RBs with 31 catches. RB ROBERT TURBIN made 1 of 3 career starts vs. Az (12/21/14 with Sea.)…WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 12 career TDs (9 rec, 3 PR) & averages 45.1 yards per score. TE GARY BARNIDGE had team-high 101 rec. yards last week on 6 catches, joining HOFer OZZIE NEWSOME, KELLEN WINSLOW & MILT MORIN as only Browns TEs with 3+ 100-yard games in season. In past 5, has 29 catches for 459 yards & 5 TDs…LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team with 53 tackles. Since 2004, is only NFL player with 40+ sacks (41) & 15+ INTs (18). Spent 6 seasons with Az (2004-09). Last week, DT RANDY STARKS had 1st sack since joining Browns. RUSHINGC. Johnson: 111-567 (2L)-5.1-3Crowell: 81-281-3.5-1 RECEIVINGFitzgerald: 46 (2C)-622 (2C)-13.5-6 (T1L)Benjamin: 35-575-16.4-4center_img KICKINGCatanzaro: 59 (3C) (26/28 PAT; 11/13 FG)Coons: 53 (11/11 PAT; 14/14 FG) TAKE/GIVE+5 (2C)-6 Matt Loede DEFENSE321.1 (3C)393.1 LAST GAME AT SITE11/16/03: Browns 44, Cardinals 6. Cleveland defense forces 5 TOs (2 FFs & 3 INTs). Browns RB James Jackson rushes for 2 TDs & WR André Davis adds 117 rec. yards & TD. INTsR. Johnson: 3 (T2C)Dansby: 2 33-13-3 CARDINALSBROWNS REFEREEWalt Coleman STATS PUNTINGButler: 40.3Lee: 48.8 (3L) Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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Why the Cavs should target Thon Maker in a trade with Milwaukee

first_img Related TopicsCleveland CavaliersfeaturedThon Maker With Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker making it known that he’d like to be dealt to a team that would offer him more playing time (per ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski), the Cleveland Cavaliers have a chance to enhance their play at one of their weakest positions prior to the NBA’s trade deadline.Much has been made of the issues Cleveland has had at point guard, with Cavs rookie guard Collin Sexton still learning the nuances of the position. Yet, while his ball-handling, finishing and defense (both in technique and awareness) need work, the 19-year-old has shown steady progress as a jump shooter, passer and decision-maker throughout the season. Further, point guard Matthew Dellavedova is a dependable backup who knows how to run an offense and will often make his impact felt as a three-point threat.Their depth at power forward isn’t as then when you realize that Larry Nance Jr.’s natural position is power forward rather than center. Put him behind five-time All-Star Kevin Love on the depth chart, who may not be an ideal first option but is one of the better scorers and rebounders in NBA (while being a high IQ player), and their 1-2 punch at the four looks a bit better.However, look at their depth at center and there are two players who can’t keep up defensively in Ante Zizic and Channing Frye as both players lack either vertical or lateral explosiveness. Starting center Tristan Thompson has had a career season on offense and has been a terror on the boards for opposing teams. Nonetheless, while he’s Cleveland’s lone center with the combination of size and mobility to be effective against most opposing centers, he’s an underwhelming rim-protector.Maker, who has averaged 12.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 0.9 steals per 36 minutes while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 33.2 percent from three-point range over his three-year career, is 7-foot-1 and 221 pounds with a 7-foot-3 wingpsan. He’s one of the most athletic men you’ll find at his size, often deployed by the Bucks as a versatile defensive stopper with the ability to guard players out in space or protect the rim.Furthermore, Maker is a dynamic player on offense who can both stretch the floor out to three-point range and handle the rock from the perimeter.He has the tools and the talent but he’s raw, needing to refine his game on both ends and add more muscle to his frame but he could be a dominant presence for a team if he can it all together.With Maker making just $2.8 million this season, Cleveland could opt to deal away a player like Zizic, an intriguing project at center. Though Maker was the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, adding in a high second-round draft or two pick could be enough for Milwaukee.Whatever the price is for Maker, it shouldn’t be unreasonable and that’s yet another reason to trade for him.*All stats gathered from Basketball Reference Quenton S. Albertielast_img read more

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