Employment

first_imgContract of service – Breach of contract – Inducing breach of contract BGC Capital Markets (Switzerland) LLC v Rees and others: Queen’s Bench Division (Sir Raymond Jack sitting as a judge of the High Court): 27 July 2011 Wrotham Park Estate Co v Parkside Homes Ltd [1974] 2 All ER 321 considered; A-G v Blake (Jonathan Cape Ltd third party) [2000] 4 All ER 385 considered; Horkulak v Cantor Fitzgerald International [2003] IRLR 756 considered; WWF-World Wide Fund for Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund) v World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc [2008] 1 All ER 74 considered; Giedo Van Der Garde BV v Force India Formula One Team Ltd [2010] All ER (D) 122 (Sep) considered. (2) In order to be enforced in England, a restriction on post termination employment had to be enforceable under both its proper law and English law (see [101] of the judgment). In the instant case, it could not be said that on the basis of minimal trading in forward cable that the two desks had been in competition with one another. If that was wrong, the court would nonetheless hold that to prevent R from working on T’s forward desk would be ‘an unfair compromise of R’s future activity pursuant to art 340a of the Swiss Code’. BGC did not have a protectable interest in preventing R from doing business in forward cable with banks and their employee traders with whom he had done business in Swiss francs because BGC had no business in forward cable. However, it was accepted that BGC had an interest in respect of R’s specific trades in Swiss francs which were in breach of cl 15.2.2, whereby he had agreed not to transact business with clients he had dealt with at BGC (see [104]-[105], [107] of the judgment). (3) In respect of the loan to R, the contract was clear as to how cl 3(d)(ii) should operate and there was nothing inconsistent with Swiss law in its provisions. Accordingly, BGC was entitled to recover the whole of the loan (see [98], [153] of the judgment). (4) It was settled law that the defendant had to intend to cause a breach of the contract, which had involved knowledge of the existence of the contract and that it would be broken, or at least turning a blind eye, to whether it would be broken or not (see [147] of the judgment). Applying settled law, it was clear that the defendants did not have the requisite intention to inducing R to terminate his contract. Accordingly, BGC’s claim against T and R failed (see [147] and [153] of the judgment). BGC’s claim against R to recover the loan succeeded. It’s claim against R for breach of cl 15.2.2 succeeded but its claim for damages failed. BGC’s other claims against R failed and its claim against T failed (see [153] of the judgment). OBG Ltd v Allan; Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 3); Mainstream Properties Ltd v Young [2007] 4 All ER 545 considered. The claimant (BGC) and the second to fourth defendants, T, were substantial groups of companies carrying on businesses of inter-dealer broking, acting as intermediaries for banks and other financial institutions. On 5 June 2007, the first defendant, R, commenced work for the BGC, as head of the company’s Swiss francs forward desk under a contract of 6 March. The contract was for an initial period of four years with an additional notice period of three months, and the earliest R might have left under that provision was 4 September 2011. Clause 3(d)(ii) of R’s contract stipulated that a loan of £144,525 to him became immediately repayable when he wrongly terminated his contract. Clause 15.2.3 of the terms and conditions of the contract imposed post-termination restrictions on R for six months after its termination, to be enforceable in Switzerland, UK, Italy and France. Clause 15.2.32 included a ‘non-deal covenant’ that stipulated that R should not ‘become interested in (as an employee) any business activity that is in competition with the Restricted Business’. It was agreed that ‘the Restricted Business’ for the purpose of the clauses was the forward Swiss desk. Article 340 of the Swiss Code of Obligations provided that a prohibition had to be appropriately restricted, such that it did not ‘unfairly compromise the employee’s future economic activity’. On 6 April 2009, R gave notice to BGC that he was treating the contract as ended by reason of BGC’s reduction of his salary. That had been done by BGC under a term of the contract permitting a reduction if the desk’s earnings failed to meet a defined level. On 25 April, R entered a contract of employment with T and he commenced work as a broker on T’s forward cable desk on 18 May. BGC issued proceedings claiming damages by way of loss of profits from R for breach of his contract by terminating it on 6 April 2009 and damages for breach of the post-termination restrictions on his employment contained in the contract. There was also a claim for misuse of confidential information. BGC further claimed from R the sum of £144,525, the net amount of a ‘forgivable loan’ paid to R under his contract. R counterclaimed, against BGC damages for constructive dismissal. BGC claimed damages against T for inducing R’s breaches by offering him a job. It was agreed that the issues arising in connection with BGC’s case that T had induced R to leave his employment in breach of contract were to be determined in accordance with English law. The issues for consideration were, inter alia: (i) whether BGC was entitled to damages for loss of profits from R for breach of his contract; (ii) whether R was liable for breach of the post-termination restrictions on his employment, the issue being whether in working on the T forward cable desk, R was in competition with the Swiss desk; (iii) whether the company was entitled to £144,525, the net amount of a ‘forgivable loan’ paid to R under his contract; and (iv) whether T were liable in damages for inducing R’s breaches by offering him a job. The court ruled: (1) The approach to the loss of profit claims in respect of breach of contract of employment was to compare the financial position of a claimant as it was with the balance of the contract unperformed with that position if the defendant had not terminated the contract (see [71], [88] of the judgment). In the instant case, BGC had established that R had wrongly terminated his contract of employment. BGC was entitled to operate the salary reduction provision as it had done subject to whether the resulting salary was appropriate remuneration. In the instant case, the salary in question was appropriate remuneration. Accordingly, R had no good ground to determine his contract. However, had R not terminated his contract, he would have worked for BGC in London for six months and would then have left in accordance with V’s offer. BGC was entitled to recover the whole of that sum but it was to be set off against any claim for lost profits. Taking all matters into account, BGC had failed to show that it had suffered any loss in respect of a six-month period. Further, release payment damages were not available under either under Swiss law or English law (see [68], [71], [78], [81], [91], [97] of the judgment). Accordingly, BGC’s claim for damages failed (see [151] of the judgment). Jonathan Cohen (instructed by McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP) for BGC. Mohinderpal Sethi (instructed by Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge UK LLP) for the first defendant. Simon Devonshire QC (instructed by Rosenblatt) for the second, third and fourth defendants.last_img read more

Boskalis gets Works Council approval

first_imgBoskalis announced in July that it had decided to take 24 vessels out of service over the next two years, resulting in the loss of approximately 650 jobs worldwide.Boskalis attributed its decision to divest to deteriorating market conditions and an expected prolonged period of low energy and commodity prices.Of the 24 vessels, 14 ships from the company’s offshore energy division – including anchor-handling tugs, ocean-going tugs and heavy transport vessels – will be taken out of service.The company said that its intention to crew two of five Fairmount vessels for the time being with Dutch employees was an important part of the Works Council’s decision to support the plan.Boskalis has also reached an agreement in principle with the Works Council on a social plan, which will see the workforce reduction absorbed through attrition and redeployment where possible, with affected employees able to make use of a social plan.www.boskalis.comlast_img read more

Deal cleared

first_imgEUROPE: The European Commission has given the go-ahead for Genève-based wagon leasing firm Financière Ermewa to be acquired by SNCF subsidiary Transport et Logistique Partenaires, subject to the condition that the Swiss firm’s cereal transport activities are divested.Ermewa was previously owned by TLP and Citerne Invest. TLP is already involved in cereal transport by rail, and the European Commission’s market investigation found that the acquisition of Citerne Invest’s 51·4% stake in Ermewa would combine the two main players in the sector, and as a result was likely to raise competition concerns in France, Benelux, Italy and part of Germany.last_img read more

Kenya Seeking Support From OECS for Seat on UN

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – During his visit to the Caribbean, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta urged the seven-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to support his country’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2021-22.“Kenya’s candidature is informed by the critical role the UN Security Council plays in the maintenance of international peace and security. Kenya has continued to play a leading role in peace, security and conflict management in the Horn of Africa region and other parts of the world.“We, therefore, seek and look forward to the support of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States for our bid,” Kenyatta said on Friday during talks with OECS leaders.The meeting was also attended by the host Prime Minister Mia Mottley and the Secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin Larocque.Kenyatta had earlier visited Jamaica and held bi-lateral talks with Mottley during his three-day visit here.He told the regional leaders that when the decision was made for his first Caribbean visit, his “desire was clear: to engage with each Caribbean country.“When this became logistically impossible to achieve, I opted for the second-best option, to try and have a space for the exchange of views on our common destiny and shared future. This desire is driven by the force of history, the reality of today and imperative of the future,” he said, adding that the visit, the first by a resident of Kenya to the West Indies offered him a unique opportunity for meeting and discussing with regional leaders.He said earlier this week he had the honour of attending, as a special guest of the Jamaica government, the island’s 57th anniversary of political independence from Britain and together with Prime Minister Holness launched the decade of people of African descent.“Each of these events has strengthened my belief for the need to strengthen the links between CARICOM in general and Africa in general and Kenya, in particular,” he said, adding that it also presented an opportunity “to rekindle our historic heritage of the global African community that subscribed to the Pan-African ethos.“These values are not new. Our forefathers were bound by them as they worked for the African cause. The entire of free Africa today, particularly the Sun-Saharan Africa, is forged on this anvil of African solidarity and Pan Africanist.“We in Africa consider our Brothers and sisters in the Caribbean as our diaspora or the 6th region of Africa. Within the African Union, the African Diaspora, consists of peoples of African origin living outside the continent; irrespective of their citizenship and nationality; and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union.”Kenyatta described his meetings with Holness and Mottley as “very constructive engagements” focused on enhancing cooperation in diverse areas between the two regions, serving also as a catalyst for rebuilding the global African family, in the service of the development and integration.“This is an imperative especially in the current and foreseeable world – characterized by narrow nationalisms, growing trade war between the East and the West, the European crisis and the evident marginalization of the development agenda – and with it the African agenda. If we are to shape the evolving global trends we must take charge of the course of history. It seems to me that the moment for that is with us”.Kenyatta said he was inviting the Caribbean countries to establish diplomatic missions in Kenya and in United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN-Habitat to facilitate and deepen frequent consultations, as well as follow up on environmental and human settlement matters.“Your individual Countries diplomatic presence in Nairobi, the global headquarters of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and UN-Habitat, will enable you to participate directly in addressing environmental challenges that call for collective international action, informed by scientific research and technical innovation.“This process of regular consultative dialogue and active engagement focused on matters of mutual interest in the international arena, will result in symbiotic benefits on matters peace, security, and development.”He said on the economic front, there are enormous opportunities between the countries of both regions to expand trade relations, noting that Intra- African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) trade stands at less than 20 percent.“This situation needs to be changed if the promise of our solidarity is to be meaningful to our people. We need to create the right environment to encourage each region’s private sector to invest and trade at all levels – large, medium and small size enterprises. As government, we can support these through enabling connectivity and movement of people, goods, and services. “He said through Kenya any business from CARICOM into the African market, and gain access to an African population of 1.2 billion.“We also have large diasporas across the world that can be leveraged. So far, diaspora remittances outweigh most of the financial aid for many countries. The diaspora resource can become entry points to the countries of their settlement. “Kenyatta said that an immediate matter that is of concern to both Africa and the Caribbean is the Post-Cotonou negotiations within Europe. The existing agreement is due to expire next year.“We should focus on South-South cooperation and the strengthening of the ACP relationship. Kenya and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States play key roles in the Post-Cotonou negotiations. Let us work, invest, develop and deal with global challenges together as a group. We must strive to speak in one voice. This partnership, if implemented well, will be a force to reckon in the years to come.”He said he was also encouraged by the position adopted by the OECS in crafting of the framework of the negotiations for the successor agreement between ACP member states and the European Union.“ We must speak with one voice on issues that concern us. In this regard, I urge that we consult closely and pay close attention to the substance of the ongoing post Cotonou negotiations.“The next session of the Summit is scheduled to take place in December this year in Nairobi. I hope to these you all in Nairobi and I very much look forward to fruitful deliberations as we push the ACP agenda forward,” Kenyatta said, noting that “despite the ACP-EU relations having some positive impact in our regions, we have not yet harnessed its full potential”.He said in order to address this gap, he is proposing that trade, investment, tourism and culture cooperation between Caribbean Community and East African Community be crafted through a regional free trade agreement under appropriate World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.“Through this route, our respective countries stand to gain from the benefits of trade and most preferably through a duty-free, quota-free trading mechanism. The most fundamental question we need to ask is, must African, Caribbean and Pacific countries relate through Europe?“I believe that the current discussions to have direct links between Africa Union and Caribbean Community and by extension Organization of Eastern Community States are important and highly welcome, this should also be extended to the Pacific region. There is need for us to engage and share ideas on a regular basis as ACP countries.”In seeking support from the region for a position on the UN Security Council, Kenyatta said that it has been 25 years since the “Security Council reforms” item was first placed on the UN General Assembly agenda.“All of us are in agreement that the reforms are necessary in order to ensure that the body is representative, responsive, efficient and above all effective. However, long-standing differences on the nature of reforms have held back substantive progress.“Kenya and Africa as a whole, are committed to the UN Reforms and in particular the need to correct without further delay, the historical injustice that some regions continue to endure. We believe our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean and Pacific will continue to be part of the journey that speaks cohesively with one voice in unity of purpose on all aspects of the reform process,” he said, adding “this is crucial if we must have equity and justice in the world we are living in”.last_img read more

Egypt’s National Cancer Institute re-opens after deadly bomb blast

first_imgEgypt’s National Cancer Institute has re-opened to receiving patients at full capacity after recovering from the August fourth deadly bombing.The hospital was closed and transferred patients to Cairo hospitals after the car bomb blast that killed 20 people and injured 47.Cairo University President Mohamed al-Khosht said the process of repairing the damages is on-going however the restoration work for normal operation before the explosion without any under-performance in treatment and operations has now been completed according to the report by Egypt Independent.The hospital will also be expanding to allow for the accommodation of the increasingly large numbers of patients.The Cairo University President added that these reforms will not be limited to the recovering from the blast, but will include repairs and renovations within the institute facilities to improve medical service for patients and accommodate the large numbers coming to the institute daily.Khost pointed out that the plan proposed by the Engineering Committee for the renovation works – which will be carried out during the coming period for the renovation of the Institute’s buildings – includes repairs to the areas affected by the accident in two phases.The first phase targets the damaged parts of the northern building, patient rooms and operations. The second phase is for restorations of the administrative building and facades, in addition to the development of a central area between the facilities, where work is underway to develop architectural, structural and electromechanical designs for the renovation plan of the entire institute, which will improve movement and link the institute’s medical activities.Related Egypt’s prosecutor’s motorcade targeted in bomb blast Egypt: Bomb explodes on Giza railwaycenter_img Egypt bomb kills first lieutenant and soldierlast_img read more

RadioWaves Introduces Parabolic Antennas for the 3.5 GHz CBRS Band

first_imgIncreased demand for wireless connectivity is driving capacity requirements and spectrum availability for network deployment. To suffice the requirement of wireless connectivity, the Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) spectrum band has opened 150 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for commercial use to a larger segment of the market, resulting in a shared access service.RadioWaves, a leading provider of high-quality microwave antennas and accessories, has announced a series of parabolic antennas for the 3.5 GHz band that are designed to improve the signal to noise ratio through enhanced gain and reduced interference. This improved RF performance will allow higher modulation rates, capacity, and throughput for any point-to-point link.RadioWaves 3.5 GHz antennas support applications including Fixed Wireless, Mobility, Public Safety, Railway, and Utilities. They are designed to optimize RF performance, increase capacity, and bandwidth while supporting existing LTE networks. Additionally, these 3.5 GHz antennas enable customers to be prepared for future 5G deployment.The FCC has finalized the three-tiered access of incumbent users, priority access licensees (PAL), and generally authorized in which the auctioning of PALs will begin in July. Despite these clearly defined user access rules, the surge of CBRS users will necessitate careful frequency planning and interference mitigation techniques. In point to point link, whether, for client premise or backhaul, the antenna will be the first line of defense in mitigating interference.Here is List of RadioWaves CBRS 3.5 GHz Antennas:Product SKUDescriptionSP2-3.5NSStandard Performance, 2′ (0.6M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Single Polarized AntennaSP2-3.5NS-RDStandard Performance, 2′ (0.6M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Single Polarized Antenna with RadomeSP3-3.5NSStandard Performance, 3′ (0.9M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Single Polarized AntennaSP3-3.5NS-RDStandard Performance, 3′ (0.9M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Single Polarized Antenna with RadomeSP4-3.5NSStandard Performance, 4′ (1.2M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Single Polarized AntennaSP4-3.5NS-RDStandard Performance, 4′ (1.2M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Single Polarized Antenna with RadomeSP6-3.5NSStandard Performance, 6′ (1.8M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Single Polarized AntennaSP6-3.5NS-RDStandard Performance, 6′ (1.8M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Single Polarized Antenna with RadomeSPD2-3.5NSStandard Performance, 2′ (0.6M)   Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Dual Polarized AntennaSPD2-3.5NS-RDStandard Performance, 2′ (0.6M)   Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Dual Polarized Antenna with RadomeSPD3-3.5NSStandard Performance, 3′ (0.9M)   Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Dual Polarized AntennaSPD3-3.5NS-RDStandard Performance, 3′ (0.9M)   Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Dual Polarized Antenna with RadomeSPD4-3.5NSStandard Performance, 4′ (1.2M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Dual Polarized AntennaSPD4-3.5NS-RDStandard Performance, 4′ (1.2M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Dual Polarized Antenna with RadomeSPD6-3.5NSStandard Performance, 6′ (1.8M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Dual Polarized AntennaSPD6-3.5NS-RDStandard Performance, 6′ (1.8M) Parabolic, N-Female, 3.3 – 3.6 GHz, Dual Polarized Antenna with Radomelast_img read more

UWF Baseball vs. Rollins on Monday Rained Out

first_img Share Eric Kroll (photo by Ron Besser) UWF Baseball vs. Rollins on Monday Rained Outcenter_img WINTER PARK, Fla. – The West Florida baseball team’s scheduled game at Rollins on Monday, February 2 was cancelled due to thunderstorms in the Central Florida area.  There are no plans at this time to schedule a make-up date.The Argos split Sunday’s season-opening doubleheader at Rollins, winning 18-9 in Game One and falling 3-2 in Game Two.  UWF will be back in action on Wednesday, February 4 in the 2009 home opener at Jim Spooner Field at Pelican Park against NAIA opponent Mobile.  First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.For information on all UWF athletics visit www.GoArgos.com.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Argos Place Second in Gold Division at Ann Rhoads Shootout

first_img Share Argos Place Second in Gold Division at Ann Rhoads Shootout Bhavna Shetty (Photo by Ron Besser) center_img CALERA, Ala. – The No. 20 West Florida women’s golf team shot a second round 315, the best single round score at the tournament in their division, to place second in the Gold Division at the Ann Rhoads Birmingham-Southern Shootout at Timberline Golf Club on Monday.  Sophomore Bhavna Shetty (Mysore, India/Sadvidya HS) placed fourth overall to lead the Argonauts.Shetty was three strokes back of the three individual leaders, shooting 154 (79-75) to finish nine over par.  Senior Rachel Williams (Daytona Beach, Fla./Kennesaw State) also finished in the top 10, shooting a 159 (83-76) at 17 over par.Junior Natalia Espinosa (Bogotá, Colombia/Colegio Nueva Granada) placed 15th (82-81–163), and sophomore Tara Steakin (Wellington, Fla./Wellington HS) finished tied for 30th (90-83–173) and Meaghan Gulliksen tied for 39th (93-88–181) to round out the UWF lineup.UWF competed in the Gold Division, comprised of 11 schools from NCAA Divisions II and III, as well as NAIA.  Saint Leo took the team title (326-319–645), and Berry placed third (331-325–656).  Seven Division I schools competed in the Black Division, with Samford taking the title (79-68–147).West Florida will travel south to Lakeland to compete in the Lady Moc Classic hosted by Florida Southern on March 2-3.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#FINAL RESULTS1 St. Leo University 326  319    645       +772 West Florida, U of 334  315    649       +81 3 Berry College 331  325   656       +88  4 Montevallo, Univ. of 328  330    658       +90 5 Shorter College 338  324    662       +94 6 West Georgia, U. of 345  324    669      +101 7 Anderson Univ. (SC) 342  330    672      +104 8 Spring Hill College 351  354    705      +137 9 Mobile, U. of 354  358    712      +144 10 Lee University 369  362    731      +163 11 Huntingdon College 425  427    852      +2844 Bhavna Shetty 79   75    154  +129 Rachel Williams 83   76    159  +17T15 Natalia Espinosa 82   81    163  +21T30 Tara Steakin 90   83    173  +31T39 Meaghan Gulliksen 93   88    181  +39Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

UWF Looking to Stay Perfect at Home Against Montevallo

first_imgPENSACOLA, Fla. – With a 7-0 record at the UWF Softball Complex, the University of West Florida softball team will try to keep its home winning streak alive in a midweek doubleheader against Montevallo. The Wednesday games are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and can be followed with live video and stats on GoArgos.com. The last time UWF won seven straight home games was in 2012, when the Argos won 10 in a row. West Florida also won 12 straight at the UWF Softball Complex in 2010 and posted two seven-game home winning streaks in 2009. Scouting MontevalloThe Falcons rank in the top half of the Peach Belt Conference in several offensive categories. UM sits at sixth in the conference in doubles and home runs, seventh in runs scored, third in on-base percentage and has a large lead with 74 stolen bases.Kelsey Vining is the top offensive threat for Montevallo, leading her conference in runs scored, stolen bases and triples, and she leads the team in batting average, on-base percentage, home runs and walks. Taking NoticeUWF has improved in every facet of the game since last year. The pitching staff has been especially sharp, as the team’s ERA has dropped from 3.57 to 2.83 and opponents’ batting average has dropped 20 points.UWF’s offense has also seen notable improvement. The team is hitting .288 with a .398 slugging percentage through 29 games, compared to a .263 average and a .347 slugging percentage in 2015.West Florida started to gain national attention following the weekend sweep over No. 21 Valdosta State on 2/27-28. UWF picked up seven Top 25 votes in the NFCA Division II Coaches Poll following that weekend.After a mid-week doubleheader sweep over Lindenwood-Belleville, UWF’s winning streak reached 11 games. Though it has since been ended, it was the longest such streak for West Florida since the Argos won 13 straight in 2010. National RankingsCaitlin Steel has been one of the toughest hitters to strike out in the country this year. The junior catcher is one of 60 players in DII who has not struck out, and she has the fifth-most at-bats among those players.Becca Taylor and Kalyn Chapman have made great strides in the circle in 2016. Taylor ranks 35th in DII in walks per seven innings and 19th in wins, while Chapman ranks 24th in total strikeouts and 19th in strikeouts per seven innings. In the CircleTaylor has been the top starter for West Florida, going 90.2 innings across 17 games with a strikeout-to-walk ratio better than 4:1. Her 1.93 ERA ranks fifth in the GSC, while her .252 opponents’ batting average ranks sixth among pitchers with at least 70 IP.Kalyn Chapman ranks fourth in the conference in strikeouts (77). She has posted the best strikeout rate in the conference, averaging 9.6 Ks per seven innings. Miscellaneous NotesWest Florida played opponents ranked in the top 25 of the NFCA Coaches Poll in each of the last three weekends (Valdosta State, North Alabama, Alabama Huntsville).Rhiannon Sassman leads UWF with seven two-hit games and nine multi-hit games overall. Kathleen Smiley has three three-hit games, a team high, while Rachel Wright is the lone Argo to pick up four hits in one game.Jacey Castro leads the team with six-multi RBI games, while Chapman, Sassman and Smiley hold a three-way tie for second with five games. Chapman is the only Argo to put up a five-RBI game, and Sassman has five three-RBI games.Steel is the only qualified hitter in the GSC who has not struck out or walked this season. Steel is the only batter with no strikeouts and one of seven with no walks, and she has more plate appearances than any of those other batters.Emily Pettigrew has reached base in 14 straight games after reaching on an error in Game 1 of the UAH series, singling in Game 2, and drawing a walk in Game 3. Smiley posted the longest streak of games reaching base with 15 that ended against Columbus State, and has started a new eight-game streak since that one ended. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Conte’s brother speaks on former Chelsea coach getting calls from Real Madrid

first_imgDaniele Conte, brother to former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, says his elder brother has not received any calls from Real Madrid, amid reports of interest in him from the Spanish giants.He, however, insisted that the Los Blancos have not contacted the 49-year-old Italian gaffer, who is currently on holiday.Recall that Conte was two weeks ago among the two coaches who were shortlisted for Madrid job to replace current manager, Julen Lopetegui.“Antonio is on holiday, he has not received any calls from Real Madrid,” Daniele told Cadena SER.“Yes, Real Madrid is a great team but there has been no contact.”Conte was sacked by Chelsea last summer and replaced with Italian compatriot, Maurizio Sarri.He won the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge and also the FA Cup in his last season with the West London club.last_img read more