Siemens has created an interactive tool on its website, which allows users to get a 360° view of an offshore wind farm along with an additional insight into technological solutions and offshore wind jobs.Once placed on top of an offshore wind turbine, users can start exploring by clicking on certain spots within the 3D surroundings to get more information about the company, blades, in addition to various types of wind turbines and work positions in the industry.Users can learn more about offshore wind via text or a video, and some of the info boxes which take the story to another level by entering a certain field of offshore wind development.Offshore WIND Staff, April 4, 2014
A solicitor introduced to an elevated role in her former firm through a historic partnership agreement can make an employment claim as an employee, a tribunal has ruled.Employment Judge Blackwell ruled that Ella Millett was an employee for six years with east Midlands firm Sheltons, during which time the business was acquired by EHL Solicitors. The judgment means the private client solicitor can pursue a claim of constructive dismissal against the successor practice.The tribunal heard that Millett approached the Sheltons senior partner in 2013 concerning a promotion, shortly after the firm had become an LLP. The three equity partners were nearing the end of their careers and looking for exit strategies, which included a possible merger.An exchange of emails followed between the senior partner and Millett, during which he referred to the structure of the partnership as being ‘somewhat informal’ and carried over from terms of partnership agreements from many years ago.Millett drafted a modern form of agreement but it was never adopted by either party.The tribunal heard that during this time Millett, despite references to a partnership of sorts, was not required to make a capital contribution and was therefore not an equity partner.She completed a tax return for 2013/14 on the basis of self-employment and was held out from early 2013 as a partner to the outside world.It was submitted by EHL Solicitors that took an ‘active hand’ in the management of Sheltons, but she told the tribunal she was not involved in discussions with the partnership’s accountants.The judge said the Sheltons existing partners believed any disagreement with Millett would be solved by a discussion, but this changed when the firm was acquired in 2016.The judge said Millett and her senior partner were not in accordance with what the 2013 agreement meant, but it was the intention of her boss that she should have a guaranteed salary and was therefore employed.The judge dismissed the defendant’s plea to have the case struck out, saying the claimant’s evidence needed to be heard by a full tribunal.In a statement, EHL Solicitors said: ‘This was a preliminary hearing to determine the previous employment status of the claimant at a firm we acquired in 2016. We inherited an ongoing position and have acted in good faith throughout.‘As is noted in the decision, the claimant had previously filed her tax affairs as a self-employed partner, prior to subsequently issuing proceedings in the tribunal on the basis of having held continuous employment status throughout. Due to this contradiction, a preliminary hearing was held to clarify this previous status, pending substantive hearing. The tribunal has determined that, contrary to the tax position as filed, the claimant was in fact an employee throughout.‘With regards to the substantive claims made by the claimant, we consider that these have no merit and intend to defend them robustly.’
Argos Fall to Ouachita Baptist Share ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The No. 9 West Florida men’s tennis team (1-2, 1-1 GSC) was upset by No.14 Ouachita Baptist (6-0, 2-0 GSC) 7-2 at the indoor courts of the Heflin Tennis Center in Arkadelphia on Friday afternoon. The Tigers were too much for the Argonauts, as the hosts only dropped a match in singles and a match in doubles to defeat the guests for its only second time in the history of both programs.The Argonauts started strong, as Kevin Ducros (freshman/Aix-en-Provence, France) and Sean Gunnels (freshman/Mobile, Ala.) defeated the third duo formed by Tigers Mike Basler and Daniel Moser with an 8-3 score. The Tigers bounced back by earning the next two doubles matches. In the second spot, Tigers Jean Charles Diame and Pierre Tafelski dispatched Patrick Bateman (sophomore/Apopka, Fla.) and Luis Arboleda (senior/Medellin, Colombia), also with an 8-3 score. The Tigers took the lead when Jan Plewinski and Tim Heilshom beat 8-5 the first duo formed by Argos Andrey Pozhidaev (freshman/Sochi, Russia) and Nathan Rosenfeld (freshman/Miami, Fla.). Entering the singles action, the Argonauts needed four wins out of six matches. However, The Tigers were too much as four singles matches were won in straight sets. In the third singles spot, Rosenfeld fell to Diame 6-4, 6-2. Pozhidaev dropped a 7-5, 6-2 match to Heilshom to give the Tigers the 4-1 lead. The Argos attempted to make a comeback when Ducros defeated Plewinski 6-3, 6-4 in the first singles. No. 41 Arboleda rallied from a set down to prolong the match to a third set. However, Arboleda fell to Tafelski 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, giving the clinching point to the Tigers. In the fifth singles, No. 48 Bateman fell 6-3, 6-1 to Judek. The Tigers earned its last point when Moser defeated Gunells 7-6, 6-4.The Argonauts will return to action tomorrow, Saturday 28th in Arkadelphia when they face No. 11 Drury (1-0) at 1:00pm CT. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Singles#1 Kevin Ducros (UWF) def. Jan Plewinski (OBU) 6-3, 6-4#2 Till Heilshom (OBU) def. Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) 7-5, 6-2#3 Jean Charles Diame (OBU) def. Nathan Rosenfeld (UWF) 6-4, 6-3#4 Pierre Tafelski (OBU) def. Luis Arboleda (UWF) 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 #5 Szymon Judek (OBU) def. Patrick Bateman UWF) 6-3, 6-1#6 Daniel Moser (OBU) def. Sean Gunnels (UWF) 7-6, 6-4Doubles#1 Plewinski/Heilshom (OBU) def. Pozhidaev/Rosenfeld (UWF) 8-5 #2 Diame/Tafelski (OBU) def. Bateman/Arboleda (UWF) 8-3#3 Ducros/Gunnels (UWF) def. Basler/Moser (OBU) 8-3Print Friendly Version Kevin Ducros (Photo by Ron Besser)
RELATED STORIES Pablo Zabaleta is weighing up bringing an end to his football career with his family. The former Argentina international, after 15 years as a professional, is likely to bring the curtain down at the end of the season with West Ham United in the Premier League. The right-back, who’s also played in midfield, began his career with San Lorenzo de Almagro before moving to Espanyol. He spent three seasons with the Barcelona-based club, reaching the UEFA Cup final, before turning down Juventus in favour of Manchester City. Zabaleta se retirará a final de temporada 12/11/2018 Albert Aubach Zabaleta is likely to return to Barcelona. Since 2013 he has been married to Christel Castano, the Catalan journalist and model. The two have a home in the area. France coach Deschamps warns Barcelona forward Dembele At 33 (34 in January) he feels the moment has come to call time on his career. Even though he remains a regular at West Ham in Manuel Pellegrini’s 4-2-3-1 system, he believes the right moment to leave the game is when his contract ends in the summer. IN SPORT.ES Upd. on 13/11/2018 at 16:52 CET During nine years with the English club, Zabaleta became a fans’ favourite and won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup. However, after the arrival of Pep Guardiola and the signings of Kyle Walker and Danilo, he left for West Ham.