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A male partner at magic circle firm Freshfields groped an ‘exceptionally drunk’ junior female colleague after a night of drinking, a disciplinary tribunal heard today.Ryan Beckwith, a restructuring and insolvency expert with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, allegedly asked to use the bathroom of Person A, who was an associate in her twenties at the time, having entered a taxi with her after an evening of heavy drinking. Person A, whose identity is protected, told the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal that she was ‘feeling more and more drunk and more and more impaired’ after leaving a City pub with Beckwith after an ‘impromptu’ evening out with colleagues.She fell asleep in the taxi and woke up to find her jeans undone. She said Beckwith then entered her flat to use her bathroom.Person A said her memories were not ‘fully formed’ but that she later woke up to find herself partially clothed in bed and Beckwith sitting on the floor. She said she could not remember how she came to be undressed.She told Beckwith she ‘did not feel comfortable’ and repeated ‘you are a partner’ and ‘you are married’, the tribunal heard. Person A recalled she then woke up to find Beckwith in bed with her. She alleged he commented on her body, touched her and climbed on top of her. When he continued to touch her she said she ‘tried to stop him’ but ‘couldn’t really push him off’.She said she cannot remember if sexual intercourse took place.Questioned by Riel Karmy-Jones QC, for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Person A recalled an earlier incident when Beckwith attempted to kiss her after an alcohol-fuelled work event. On that day, lawyers began drinking champagne and wine on a coach at around 10am. The respondent allegedly helped to organise the event and was handing round the drinks on the bus, the tribunal heard. In a statement to the Gazette, Ed Braham, senior partner at Freshfields, said: ‘The firm takes all complaints extremely seriously. When this complaint was reported to us we instructed an external law firm to conduct a thorough investigation and we took actions in the light of the report’s findings. ‘We want a culture that is welcoming and allows our people to flourish, and we work hard to achieve that. We are running a firm-wide programme to ensure our values and behaviours are consistently experienced across the firm, and I am confident that we will continue to achieve change where it is needed.’The hearing, which is due to last 10 days, continues.
Koki Kameda, WBA bantamweight title Still the champion: Koki Kameda retains his WBA bantamweight title, beating John Mark Apolinario on Tuesday at Tokyo Big Sight. | KYODO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Koki Kameda successfully defended his WBA bantamweight title for a seventh time on Tuesday, winning by unanimous decision against third-ranked challenger John Mark Apolinario of the Philippines.Kameda won a razor-thin split decision over Panomroonglek Kaiyanghadaogym of Thailand in April, but he put in a much improved performance against Apolinario and twice sent the Filipino to the canvas with a right hook in the 10th round and a stinging left in the 12th at Tokyo Big Sight. “There were good points and bad points (tonight) but I have I have made steps forward after my last bout,” said the 26-year-old Kameda, the eldest of the three Kameda boxing brothers.“I tried a few different things and even though he (Apolinario) didn’t have that many punches, he was difficult to hit. That I was able to put him down twice is a plus.”Kameda improved his record to 31 (17 Kos) against one loss.On a night of mixed fortunes for Japanese boxing, Etsuko Tada lost 2-1 on a decision to top-ranked Mexican Anabel Ortiz in her 10th defense of the women’s WBA minimumweight title.“I thought I was winning points. There really is no damage,” said Tada. “I didn’t think I’d lost but results are everything and I won’t make excuses.”Ortiz said, “I’m so happy I want to cry. I moved well on the counterattack and overall the match went the way I expected it to. I was really confident I would win.” RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS
The girl suffered a broken arm and was treated at the hospital. According to Troopers the investigation is still ongoing. A 6-year-old female was exiting the Ford sedan and was pinned between the door and car. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 6-year-old sustained a broken arm after being pinned between a door and a car while waiting for the school bus on Tuesday. According to an online Trooper dispatch, investigation revealed Coleen Eisele, 38, of Sterling was backing up in her Buick SUV when she struck a Ford sedan that was parked waiting for the school bus. The Alaska State Troopers received a report of a two vehicle collision on Panoramic Drive, in Sterling, around 8:40am.
Kano Pillars head coach Ibrahim Musa says he is very confident the 4-time Nigerian champions will beat hosts Asante Kotoko this weekend and advance to the next round of the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League.The Sai Masu Gida, who secured an unimpressive 3-2 home win against 2-time African Champions Kotoko about a fortnight ago, are up against the Ghanaians this weekend at the famous Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, and are hoping to avoid an early exit from the competition.In an exclusive chat with www.busybuddiesng.com before the 2010 semi-finalists departed Abuja for Kumasi on Friday, Musa informed that Pillars are ready for the clash, adding that his players are all fit and good to go.“We prepared well and by the grace of God we are going to win,” Musa, who led Pillars to a maiden AITEO Cup title last month, said. “We are not going there looking for a draw. We know we have to advance with a win or a draw, so we are going for the win just as we won in Nigeria.Asked how confident he is about his side’s chances of defeating The Porcupine Warriors in Ghana, Musa said: “You know what will give me confidence? If you look at the goals we scored [in the first leg], we exposed our opponents’ defence and we scored three goals, no penalty, no set pieces, and we scored three goals.“The two goals we conceded (from the first leg) were from set-pieces, one from [a corner kick], one from [a] freekick. This is to show you that if we seal our defence, we cannot concede two goals [in Ghana].”The all-important reverse fixture comes up on Sunday in Kumasi, with the winners on aggregate advancing to the first round of the competition.RelatedCAF Champions League: Anaezemba Confident Of Pillars Passage (AUDIO)August 12, 2019In “Champions League”CAF CL: We’ll Beat Kotoko With Improved Defence – Ibrahim Musa (AUDIO)August 25, 2019In “Champions League”2019 AITEO Cup Final: Ibrahim Musa Admits Kano Pillars Have No Time For Celebrations (AUDIO)July 29, 2019In “Federation Cup”
The Bristol Flyers were able to go one step further in confirming 2017-18 would be their best season to-date on Sunday afternoon, beating the Newcastle Eagles for the first time in their history and overturning an 11-point first leg deficit to seal a place in the semi finals of the BBL play-offs.BOX SCORE
Loren Dykes was in action for Wales, as they defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.Kayleigh Green broke the deadlock in the second-half to give Wales the win.Chloe Arthur and Frankie Brown’s Scotland came from a goal down to defeat Belarus 2-1 in Falkirk.Erin Cuthbert found the net either side of half-time to give Scotland the victory.Sophie Baggaley, Millie Farrow, Olivia Ferguson, Carla Humphrey and Millie Turner were all involved as the Young Lionesses were defeated in Sweden.Three first-half goals were enough to give the hosts the victory.Julie Biesmans and Yana Daniels played their part as Belgium defeated Moldova 7-0 in Chisnau.Both City Women squad members were on the scoresheet in the convincing victory.Danique Kerkdijk’s Holland side coasted to a 5-0 victory over Northern Ireland in Belfast.Four second-half goals in 30 minutes gave Holland the convincing win.Everyone at the club would like to congratulate all players on their involvement.Photo Credit: Welsh FA
The Senegal front man came off the bench and scored within six minutes of his return from a six-match suspension in the 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers.“It was a long time for me not being able to play and just training with the lads,” said Diédhiou.“I always try and work hard at the training ground every day and be ready to play. I was very excited to play again and happy to score.”Ashton Gate eagerly saluted the 25-year-old’s 65th minute entrance and he added: “I got a good reception from the supporters – the goal was for them.”Watch: Diédhiou’s post-Blackburn Rovers interview on BCTV
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Mississippi State wide receiver Malik Dear and his team are just outside the top 25 in both polls.STARKVILLE — Mississippi State continues to climb out the rankings but remains outside the top 25 in both the Associate Press and Coaches’ Poll.The Bulldogs received the 26th-most votes in both polls. MSU needed 12 votes to surpass No. 25 Pittsburgh in the AP Poll. MSU received 62 this week. Last week, MSU tallied 19.The Bulldogs need a little more help in the Coaches’ Poll. They garnered 38 votes. No. 25 Georgia has 95.Last week, MSU received the 30th-most votes in the Coaches’ Poll with 21.Ohio State and Baylor held the top two spots respectively in both polls. LSU at No. 5 was the highest ranked team in the SEC. No. 8 Alabama was the only other SEC team in the AP’s top 10.The SEC had five teams ranked in the top 25 in the AP.Contact Michael Bonner at email@example.com Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.