Two Law Firms Merge to Create Second Largest Firmin Vermont The law firms of Primmer & Piper and Eggleston & Cramer will merge toform Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, the directors of both firms announcedtoday. The new firm, with over 30 lawyers, will offer more comprehensiveservices to its regulatory and corporate clients.An 18-lawyer firm founded in 1982, Primmer & Piper has offices inBurlington, Montpelier, and St. Johnsbury. Eggleston & Cramer, a 13-lawyerfirm founded in 1983, is located in Burlington. Each firm brings business lawspecialties that complement each other. The combination, effective January 1,2006, will establish the second largest law firm in Vermont.”This merger greatly enhances the array of legal practice areas we can offerour clients,” said Bill Piper, Chairman of the Board of Primmer & Piper. “Bycombining our resources, talents, and efforts, we improve service to our clientsand create a better environment for our employees.”The new firms practice areas include banking, bankruptcy, captive andtraditional insurance, commercial transactions, general corporate practice,employment, environmental/land use, estate planning and probate, finance,government relations, health care, immigration, intellectual property andtechnology, international law, commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration,public utility law, commercial real estate, and taxation.”We are excited about the long-term advantages and opportunities this mergerwill provide,” said Anne Cramer, President of Eggleston & Cramer. “Bycombining the legal expertise and experience of both firms, we arewell-positioned to provide top-level services in the increasingly complexregulatory business environment in Vermont, as well as the New England market.”Integration will not involve any physical disruption; the Burlington officesof Primmer & Piper and Eggleston & Cramer are already colocated at 150South Champlain Street. The new firm will continue both firms commitment tovalue, responsiveness, and integrity in providing the highest level of legalservices and achieving excellent results for its clients.
Wenger remains confident of a positive outcome with regards to Oxlade-Chamberlain. “If he gets over the next three or four days, he will be available. If he doesn’t, then we have to rest him and see. The next three or four days will be vital for him,” said Wenger. “He is desperate to go, and who wouldn’t be? But we are in a job where your body responds or it doesn’t respond. “If it doesn’t respond… the body is always stronger. In the end, you need your body to play football. “He can only go to the World Cup if he is completely fit. It wouldn’t be helpful for England for him to go there and not be 100% fit.” Oxlade-Chamberlain scored for England during a friendly 2-2 draw against Brazil in Rio last June, and had just battled his way back to full fitness following a serious knee injury suffered on the opening day of the Premier League season, which sidelined him for five months. Press Association The 20-year-old has been troubled by a groin problem which has sidelined him since the Barclays Premier League win at Hull on April 20, and is doubtful for the FA Cup final on May 17. By then, England boss Roy Hodgson will have named his 23-man squad for the World Cup – which is expected to include Jack Wilshere, who is in line to return from a fractured foot suffered on international duty at Norwich this weekend. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels the coming days will be crucial to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s World Cup hopes, but remains positive the midfielder will be fit for Brazil.
Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUtah (14-10, 5-7) vs. No. 17 Oregon (19-6, 8-4)Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon; Sunday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 17 Oregon presents a tough challenge for Utah. Utah has won one of its four games against ranked teams this season. Oregon is coming off a 68-60 home win over Colorado in its most recent game. Utah faces tough test vs No. 17 Oregon SUPER SENIORS: Oregon’s Payton Pritchard, Shakur Juiston and Anthony Mathis have collectively accounted for 44 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 44 percent of all Ducks points over the last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Pritchard has either made or assisted on 54 percent of all Oregon field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 17 field goals and 19 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Utah has dropped its last seven road games, scoring 58.6 points and allowing 77.9 points during those contests. Oregon has won its last 13 home games, scoring an average of 82.2 points while giving up 64.7.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Runnin’ Utes have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Ducks. Oregon has 37 assists on 67 field goals (55.2 percent) over its past three matchups while Utah has assists on 42 of 64 field goals (65.6 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Oregon is ranked second among Pac-12 teams with an average of 75.5 points per game. February 15, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
OVER 60 youngsters completed the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) Cricket Academy yesterday after two weeks of learning the fundamentals of cricket, both on and off the field.The Academy, which began on July 29, aimed at nurturing and fostering the development of aspiring cricketers.It also focussed on realising the numerous opportunities the sport can offer professionally. The sessions were conducted at the club’s Thomas Lands facility.The participants were coached by Orin Bailey. They also had visits from a few other coaches such as Garvin Nedd and female coach Subrina Munroe.At the closing ceremony, Director of Sport Christopher Jones urged the youngsters to take the knowledge gained and run with it as well as to continue training.He also noted that it is important for them to strike a balance between books and the field.However, he also pointed out that most importantly they should enjoy the sport they play, as they represent the future of Guyana.Jerimiah Kelvin was adjudged the Best Player-of-the-Academy.The sessions included classroom and field work which provided training to become cricketers, umpires, scorers, journalists and broadcasters.The Academy has produced Test players such as Ramnaresh Sarwan, Ryan Ramdass and Narsingh Deonarine, along with former USA captain Steve Massiah, who played two ODIs for the USA while Azeemul Haniff and Ricardo Mohamed played First-Class cricket.