LONDON (AP) — Eric Bristow, the five-time world darts champion acclaimed as the sport's first superstar, has died. He was 60.The Professional Darts Corporation says Bristow died on Thursday following a heart attack.PDC chairman Barry Hearn says "Eric will always be a legend in the world of darts and British sport. He was a tremendous player and a huge character and even after his retirement fans would travel for miles to meet him and see him play."The London-born Bristow won his world titles between 1980 and 1986. The PDC called him "arguably the sport's first superstar player."Hearn says Bristow was "never afraid of controversy but he spoke as he found and was honest and straightforward which is what people admired about him." … [Read more...] about 5-time world darts champion Eric Bristow dies aged 60
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FORMER West Tyrone MP Barry McElduff is confident his nomination to stand in next year's local government elections will be endorsed by the Sinn Féin leadership.Mr McElduff, who resigned in January after tweeting a video of himself with a Kingsmill loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre, is among three prospective Sinn Féin candidates selected on Thursday night.His was nominated alongside Fermanagh and Omagh District Sinn Féin councillors Anne Marie Fitzgerald and Martin McColgan.The three nominations have yet to be ratified by the party's ard chomhairle but Mr McElduff is confident his candidacy will be endorsed.He told BBC's Talkback that her had not been approached by the party leadership to run in next May's elections and that the process was "more organic".The former MP said he had been encouraged to stand for election by Sinn Féin party members and others."If I'm being 100 per cent honest here there is a kind of sigh of relief in … [Read more...] about Barry McElduff confident of Sinn Féin leadership’s support for his bid to run in next year’s council elections
JILL Dando's murder is one of the most famous unsolved crimes in the UK, and a documentary will explore the case tonight. Crimewatch host Jill, 37, was shot once in the head outside her flat in West London in April 1999. Here's how the investigation unfolded. Who was Jill Dando? Jill, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, was an English journalist, television presenter and newsreader and one of the best-known faces on British television. From 1995 until she died she was the presenter of BBC's Crimewatch and in 1997 she was awarded the BBC Personality of the Year. Jill was shot dead on April 26, 1999, on the doorstep of her home in Fulham, West London. The 37-year-old's body was discovered by neighbour Helen Doble 14 minutes later. Forensic studies showed Jill was killed by a single shot to her temple fired from a 9mm semi-automatic pistol pressed against her head above her left ear. Neighbours did not hear the gunshot. The only confirmed sighting of the killer … [Read more...] about Who killed Jill Dando, when and why was the Crimewatch host murdered and what happened to Barry George?
New Jersey tax lawyer Barry Gardiner has built his business from the ground up and provides other lawyers with tips and tools to build relationships and engage in effective business development for attorneys in this podcast with legal marketing guru John McDougall. John McDougall: Hi, I’m John McDougall and welcome to the Legal Marketing Review Show on National Law Review. Today my guest is Barry Gardiner, founding partner of the Barry Gardiner Law Firm in New Jersey and New York. Welcome, Barry.Barry Gardiner: Hi, how are you?Getting Started as an AttorneyJohn: Yes, very good. How did you get started as an attorney?Barry: How did I get started as an attorney? That's a long story John. My senior year in college, my college roommate said to me, on a Monday or Tuesday, “What are you going to do after you graduate?” I said, “I have no idea.” He said, “Well, I'm taking the” -- they called them the law boards in those days -- “on Saturday … [Read more...] about Business Development for Attorneys w/ Barry Gardiner [PODCAST]
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement today with Barry Diller for failing to file a Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) notification in connection with his acquisition of shares of Coca-Cola over the course of 2010-2012. Diller will pay $480,000 in civil penalties.Diller acquired Coca-Cola voting securities, and as a result of those acquisitions, held Coca-Cola shares valued in excess of the HSR thresholds, but did not file or observe the HSR waiting period. Diller made corrective filings over a year ago, which alerted the FTC to HSR Act violations. Diller had previously made a corrective filing in a separate transaction, and the FTC did not impose a penalty at that time but did note that “Mr. Diller is accountable for instituting an effective program to ensure full compliance with the [HSR] Act’s requirements.” Here, Diller only made the corrective filings after in-house counsel for Coca-Cola inquired as to whether an HSR … [Read more...] about Barry Diller to Pay $480,000 Fine for Failure to File Hart-Scott-Rodino Notification Re: Trade and Securities