– LISTEN to the interview– READ the summary at ABC.net.auAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA group of retired farmers is calling on Western Australian’s grain growers to donate a small percentage of this year’s harvest to help feed the children and their families fleeing from Syria.“If farmers have surplus, perhaps we can get them to donate and the kids don’t need to starve.”Through their charity initiative, which targets a specific area of need every year, the farmers have helped to make a difference around the world.
Baker & McKenzie has confirmed its status as the world’s biggest law firm, posting a turnover of $2.54bn (£1.51bn) for the year ended 30 June – its highest-ever sum.Total revenue was up 5% on the previous year as Bakers became the first firm to pass the $2.5bn mark since the global financial crisis. Profits per equity partner increased by 7% to $1.29m (£770,000).Bakers is also the world’s largest firm by headcount, with 4,245 lawyers, 1,430 of whom are partners.Standout practices in 2014 included banking and finance, tax and dispute resolution; with M&A, intellectual property, and trade and commerce also performing strongly.Key deals included: advising Dai-Ichi Life Insurance on its $5.7bn (£3.4bn) acquisition of New York Stock Exchange-listed Protective Life Corporation; acting for Deloitte and the lenders in the $1.1bn (£660m) receivership of the Gherkin; and the $638m (£380m) acquisition of the largest retail pharmacy chains in Mexico and Chile by Alliance Boots.During the year Bakers opened offices in Yangon, Myanmar and Dubai in the UAE. Further expansion into new markets planned for 2015 has already begun with the opening of an office in Brisbane, Australia in July.Firm chairman Eduardo Leite (pictured) said: ‘The market for legal services gets more competitive every year and the last twelve months were no exception, despite an improving global economy.’He said: ‘Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st by becoming even more competitive, strategically agile and above all focusing on client satisfaction.‘We have been passionately global since our founding 65 years ago and that is reflected in our continued expansion into new markets, and the recruitment of new lawyers and professionals around the world.’Leite added: ‘We remain confident that the combination of our deep local roots and our strong common global vision, strategy, brand, culture and operating philosophy will continue to reinforce our ambition to lead our profession globally and offer our clients exceptional service wherever they are in the world.’
[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_textblock][av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Palace: Santiago fired from DDB over alleged corruption ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY PRINCE GOLEZ[/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Tuesday, November 21, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]MANILA – Allegations of corruption prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Dionisio Santiago as Dangerous Drugs Board chairman, Malacañang said yesterday.Santiago tendered his irrevocable resignation on Nov. 7 on Duterte’s order in light of his comment that the mega drug rehabilitation facility in Nueva Ecija was a “mistake.”“I would like to confirm that General Santiago was let go by the President not only because of his statements on the mega rehab center being a mistake,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque told a press briefing.“He (Santiago) was also let go because of complaints that [he] was using taxpayers’ money for junkets abroad,” said Roque.According to the Palace official, they received a complaint alleging that Santiago brought family members and six “closest” personnel with him on trips to Austria and the United States.“There were also complaints that General Santiago may have accepted consideration from major drug players,” Roque said.The former DDB chairman was also accused of receiving a house from the late Ozamiz City mayor Reynaldo Parojinog.In July Parojinog – whom Duterte tagged as a narco-politician – was killed along with six others in a series of drug raids.“That’s a complaint on file with the Office of the President. It was by the union of PDEA (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency),” Roque said./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell had 15 points, five steals and three blocks as No. 2 South Carolina shot 52.1 percent while earning a 73-56 win over Arkansas on Thursday night.The Gamecocks (25-1, 13-0 Southeastern Conference) have won three straight following a loss at No. 1 Connecticut, and reached 25 wins for the fourth straight season under coach Dawn Staley. The school had previously won at least 25 games a total of three times in 37 seasons.Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson added 14 points each for South Carolina, which was 25 of 48 from the field. The Gamecocks, the top-shooting team in the SEC, were also 7 for 17 on 3-point attempts — including 3 of 4 by Asia Dozier.Jessica Jackson had 20 points to lead the Razorbacks (15-10, 5-8), who had won four of their previous five games.After starting SEC play 1-6 under first-year coach Jimmy Dykes, Arkansas entered Thursday’s game confident after its recent wins — including a 54-48 victory over then-No. 24 Georgia.Against the formidable frontcourt of South Carolina, however, the Razorbacks fell behind by as many as 10 points in the first half and were unable to close within single digits in the second.Led by the 6-foot-5 Wilson, along with 6-4 centers Coates and Elem Ibiam, the Gamecocks outrebounded Arkansas 34-24 and never trailed in their third straight comfortable win since the 87-62 loss at UConn on Feb. 9.Khadijah Sessions added 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds for South Carolina. Wilson was 7 of 10 from the field, while Coates shot 5 for 8 and grabbed 11 rebounds.With a matchup against the SEC’s other undefeated team, No. 6 Tennessee, looming next week, South Carolina led 16-6 early after a jumper by Wilson.Arkansas answered with a 9-0 run to cut the Gamecocks lead to 16-15, with Calli Berna scoring five points during the run. The senior had 10 points and five assists in the first half on 4-of-4 shooting, and she finished by matching her season high of 13 points while adding seven assists and five rebounds.Jackson had 14 of her points in the second half, finishing 8-of-19 shooting and with nine rebounds.___TIP-INSSouth Carolina: Mitchell was one of three players to finish with three blocks for the Gamecocks, who finished with a season-high 11. Wilson and Ibiam also had three blocks each.Arkansas: Berna entered the game averaging 5.5 points per game, but she was 5 of 7 from the field — including 3 of 3 on 3-pointers. The senior also had 13 points earlier this season against South Dakota State.UP NEXTSouth Carolina: Hosts No. 6 Tennessee on Monday.Arkansas: Hosts LSU on Sunday.
Due to her heroics on the course, Thidapa has also been offered an honorary membership at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Pattaya.Budding LPGA star Thidapa Suwannapura poses with her honorary membership invitation to Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club.The season as a whole had been tough for 23 year old Thidapa , however she still finished ranked 92nd on the LPGA tour and so retained her full LPGA card for another year. Hopefully now she can receive treatment for her hip during the winter break here in Pattaya.Thidapa started playing golf at an early stage practicing at Plutaluang Navy Course with her father who lives in Pattaya.Although Thidapa is on the road for most of the year and is based in Atlanta, she does still call Pattaya her home.She has recently been seen on the fairways at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club, and with her honorary membership, she can now get ready for next season.It should be a fun season as there will now be nine Thai ladies on the LPGA tour. Expect to see Thidapa and her fans at the 2016 Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club in February.Thidapa watches the ball after teeing off at the first hole during the final round of the Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Martin Dokoupil) The Ladies European Tour event meant Thidapa ended her 2015 season with a very handy cheque for Euro 45,000 and finished ranked 18th on the LET.She was in so much pain after her round that she did her press interviews with everyone sitting down on the grass. Thidapa Suwannapura managed to overcome an injury to her hip joint by grabbing second spot at the Dubai Omega Masters recently, earning herself a lot of praise from fans and the media for this plucky Pattaya based LPGA player.
When asked about his previous snub, Mourinho said: “Because if you (the media) want, you can make a silence very noisy. Depends what you want to do. Then asked if he didn’t want to speak because of Diego Costa’s ban, he said: “Not just (Costa’s ban). I don’t reflect. Maybe I’m punished to reflect. Upd. at 22:53 Jose Mourinho was in a sulky mood as he faced the media for the first time since he refused to last week. CET “You could make noise with my silence, because you know the reason for my silence. It depends on you. If I was a journalist I could make from silence lots of words.” 06/02/2015 Sport EN “Maybe they (football’s authorities) can read my reflection and (that) I don’t want.”
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Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? So no historic upset in a building that has seen so many of them. Unlike Joshua, who appeared to be looking ahead in the buildup to Ruiz and then took his first loss last week, Golovkin was focused only on Rolls, who at 35 is only two years younger than Golovkin and was stepping way up in class.Now, perhaps, he can look to Alvarez-Golovkin III, probably the biggest money fight out there in a sport that could be filled with them over the next year.Golovkin weighed 163 pounds in his first fight with trainer Johnathan Banks, who liked what he saw — particularly in the lopsided fourth round.“It’s always good to get a knockout,” Banks said. “We’re going in the right direction.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next There were no titles on the line, and Triple G made sure there was no stunner like Andy Ruiz Jr.’s upset of Anthony Joshua for four heavyweight belts last weekend in the same Madison Square Garden ring. Golovkin looked slow and tentative, perhaps rusty from a layoff since September, until he began landing regularly in the fourth round.That massive left decked Rolls, who struggled to get up and clearly was in no condition to continue. Golovkin (39-1-1, 37 knockouts) previously had Rolls in trouble in the round thanks to a series of strong and quick combinations that looked like vintage Triple G.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I love knockouts,” Golovkin said. “I love New York.“It was a great night all around. I’m ready to come back in September and bring back the big drama show.” Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay View comments NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN MOST READ Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge With cracks in a dynasty showing, Warriors are on the brink LATEST STORIES Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college That, of course, could be a third go-round with Canelo Alvarez, who owns the victory and the draw on Golovkin’s record. Both are under contract to DAZN, which streamed Saturday night’s bout, Golovkin’s first without a championship involved since 2009, a span of 22 fights.Asked in the ring who he wanted to fight next, the Kazakh star smiled widely as the crowd of 12,357 cheered.“We know who the fans want me to fight next,” he said.Rolls, a Canadian in his first bout at the Garden — Golovkin is 6-0 here — sustained his first defeat after 19 wins. He looked particularly adept in Round 2, when he was by far the busier and more accurate fighter. Still, two judges gave that round to Triple G.No matter. Golovkin found the range with both hands in the third round, and it looked like vintage Triple G in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin, left, knocks down Canada’s Steve Rolls during the fourth round of a super middleweight boxing match Saturday, June 8, 2019, in New York. Golovkin stopped Rolls in the fourth round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — No Garden shocker: Triple G’s left hand ensured that.Gennady Golovkin’s return to the ring was short and sweet as he knocked out Steve Rolls with 51 seconds remaining in the fourth round of their super middleweight fight Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao