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Will The Hundred be even a third as ludicrous as the film 300?

A lot of people think that The Hundred is ludicrous. To these people, we ask: “Have you not seen 300? That’s truly ludicrous.” The film 300 (which we’ve just this minute found out isn’t actually called “The 300”) is about 300 Spartans attempting to fend off over 300,000 Persians. Not great odds of success, you’d have to say. 300 people against 300,000 also feels like like the situation the ECB’s marketing department is currently facing. (Probably quite a lot worse actually.) ...
Tags: Sex, Ecb, Gerard Butler, Allen Stanford, Leonidas, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Leonidas Gerard Butler, County cricket news, The Hundred, Leonidas Here, Malinda Warnapura


Cricket bats are the new coins and we couldn’t be happier

Cricket bats (CC licensed by Kandukuru Nagarjun via Flickr) They’re not going to toss a coin before Big Bash League matches, they’re going to toss a bat and call either “hills” or “flats.” This is stupid and therefore brilliant because when it comes to T20 cricket in particular, stupid and brilliant are the exact same thing. It is also excellent news for those of us who feel that coins have held too much sway over society for far too long. According to Wikipedia, the first coins were devel...
Tags: Sex, Wikipedia, Turkey, Istanbul, Bologna, Australia Cricket News, Allen Stanford, Carlino, Kandukuru Nagarjun, Carlino A Carlino


Morning Docket: 08.31.17

* Colin Kaepernick's lawsuit against the NFL alleging collusion between NFL teams will be allowed to go forward, at least to a full hearing. [Slate] * A former NBC exec says the network threatened to smear Ronan Farrow if he kept investigating Harvey Weinstein. [Daily Beast] * Proskauer settles lawsuit over the work the firm did for convicted Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford... to the tune of $63 million. [New York Law Journal] * A Mueller bombshell to drop by 5pm today? We'll be watching. [Me...
Tags: Nbc, Microsoft, Law, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Bank Of America, Harvey Weinstein, Huffington Post, Financial Times, Biglaw, Parental Leave, Allen Stanford, Proskauer, Ronan Farrow, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket


BBC vs talkSPORT in Sports Journalism Awards

Entries from the BBC’s local radio stations for Leicester and Somerset join 5 live to compete against talkSPORT in the broadcast categories of this year’s British Sports Journalism Awards. In the Broadcast Sports Presenter category, 5 live’s Mark Chapman and Eleanor Oldroyd are both shortlisted, alongside Mark Saggers and Jim White from talkSPORT. Four programmes from 5 live are nominated for the Radio Sport Factual or Feature award, while from local radio the BBC Radio Leicester commentator I...
Tags: Awards, Bbc, Radio, Leicester, Leicester City, Somerset, Jim White, Talksport, Industry News, 5 Live, Allen Stanford, Ian, BBC Sport, BBC Radio, Mark Chapman, Dan Walker


Justices reject appeal of Ponzi scheme conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford on fraud, conspiracy and obstruction charges.
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, Ap, Allen Stanford, The Supreme Court


"Comcast's Golf Channel beats appeal over Allen Stanford fraud"

"Comcast's Golf Channel beats appeal over Allen Stanford fraud": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a per curiam ruling that a two-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued yesterday.
Tags: Law, Comcast, Golf Channel, Reuters, Allen Stanford, Fifth Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Jonathan Stempel


Congressional Black Corruption

By Michelle Malkin Congressional Black Corruption: Corrine Brown, Chaka Fattah, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Maxine Waters, Alcee Hastings and their leader Obama Michelle Malkin USA –   -(Ammoland.com)- If Black Lives Matter, then why have entrenched members of the Congressional Black Caucus spent more time enriching themselves than taking care of their neglected constituents?Too many social justice protesters are busy throwing shade, rocks, bottles, concrete blocks and vicious death threats a...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Guns, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, New York City, NFL, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Porsche, Treasury, Wisconsin, Medicare


Hales and Roy

Completely missed this. Personally, we blame those who call for and schedule public decisions on matters of national importance for distracting us from the chance to witness a spectacular England run-chase. Except where the opposition for some reason fold, 10 wicket England one-day victories come around, what, once every thousand years? It’s almost like England are a proper one-day side these days. Odd how quickly things can change. Oh and England have won the Super Series, no? Super. Related ...
Tags: England, Sex, Roy, Alastair Cook, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Alex Hales, Hales, Allen Stanford


Law Firm Responsible for Ponzi Scheme Losses

What does legal malpractice have to do with a Ponzi scheme? Plenty, if a law firm helped facilitate the scheme. When that happens, the lawyers can be held responsible for investor losses. Recently I wrote about the $7 billion Ponzi scheme perpetrated by “Sir” Allen Stanford. For a while, it looked like Stanford’s victims might only receive a penny on the dollar for their losses. While a receiver appointed by the SEC continues to struggle to find money, a well known law firm recently ponied up $3...
Tags: UK, New York, Texas, Taxes, Stanford, US, America, United States, Hsbc, SEC, Brian, Caribbean, Antigua, Allen Stanford, Montserrat, Greenberg Traurig


Court Finds Law Firms Not Liable in Financier Stanford's Ponzi Scheme

Two big New York law firms that represented the now-imprisoned financier Allen Stanford persuaded a federal appeals court on Thursday to throw out a lawsuit claiming that they helped conceal his $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said Chadbourne & Parke and Proskauer Rose were immune from liability for losses that 18,000 former Stanford investors blamed in part on Thomas Sjoblom, a lawyer who had represented the financi...
Tags: New York, Stanford, New Orleans, Allen Stanford, Chadbourne Parke, Proskauer, 5th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Thomas Sjoblom


Morning Docket: 03.14.16

* Now that the Supreme Court shortlist has been whittled down to just three appellate judges, people are speculating as to whether we're on track to see our first Asian-American nominee. Sri Srinivasan, the front-runner whose "ethnic identity would be the real novel factor here," could be the high court's first Hindu justice. [Washington Post] * Those on the left, however, apparently have objections to Judge Srinivasan's nomination. During his time at both O'Melveny & Myers and the DOJ, he suppo...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Scotus, Washington Post, Stanford, Ponzi Scheme, Doj, Biglaw, Legal Ethics, Srinivasan, Allen Stanford, Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Chadbourne & Parke, Jane Kelly, Proskauer Rose


Law Firms Protected by Immunity in Stanford Ponzi Case, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court blocked an attempt by victims of R. Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme to hold two New York law firms responsible for the fraud, ruling that the litigation was barred by attorney immunity.
Tags: New York, Allen Stanford, Proskauer Rose, Appellate Courts, Attorney Immunity, Chadbourne & Parke, Stanford Ponzi Case Appeals Court Rules


NY law firms win Stanford fraud appeal, dismissal of lawsuit

Two big New York law firms that represented the now-imprisoned financier Allen Stanford persuaded a federal appeals court on Thursday to throw out a lawsuit claiming that they helped conceal his $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said Chadbourne & Parke and Proskauer Rose were immune from liability for losses that 18,000 former Stanford investors blamed in part on Thomas Sjoblom, a lawyer who had represented the financi...
Tags: New York, Stanford, New Orleans, Allen Stanford, Chadbourne Parke, Proskauer, 5th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Thomas Sjoblom


Two Respected Law Firms Fight Claims That They Aided Ponzi Schemer

Two Respected Law Firms Fight Claims That They Aided Ponzi Schemer [Ed. Note: This content by attorney Brian Mahany originally appeared in the National Law Review on January 20th. It is reprinted here for our blog readers.] Robert Allen Stanford, once one of the richest men in America, is today a federal inmate serving a 110-year sentence. His crimes? Running a massive Ponzi scheme that stole over billions of dollars from thousands of unsuspecting investors. How this once bankrupt gym owner cou...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Congress, Stanford, White House, America, Fbi, United States, Treasury, Miami, SEC, Federal Reserve, Medellin, Financial Times, Richmond, Antigua


Allen Stanford says humiliation he brought to cricket ‘breaks my heart’

• Convicted fraudster speaks from high-security prison during 110-year sentence• ‘It was not caused by Allen Stanford; it was caused by a wrongful prosecution’The convicted fraudster Allen Stanford has claimed it “breaks my heart” to hear of the embarrassment he caused English cricket.In an interview with BBC Sport from his high-security prison in Florida, Stanford said he regretted the damage done to the sport following his agreement with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), which he clai...
Tags: England, Sport, Bbc, Cricket, Twenty20, Ecb, West Indies cricket team, Allen Stanford, Florida Stanford, Wales Cricket Board ECB


Convicted fraudster Allen Stanford says: 'Embarrassment I caused ECB breaks my heart'

Convicted fraudster Allen Stanford was jailed for 110 years for a $7bn Ponzi scheme but says from prison he and Giles Carke enjoyed a mutual respect [Author: Nick Hoult]
Tags: Ecb, Nick Hoult, Allen Stanford, Giles Carke


US fraudster Stanford vows to clear name

Convicted US fraudster Allen Stanford vows to clear his name in an exclusive interview with the BBC, refusing to apologise for a $7bn (£5bn) scam.
Tags: Stanford, US, Bbc, Allen Stanford


Fraudster regrets harm to England

Jailed fraudster Allen Stanford says the embarrassment his conviction caused the England and Wales Cricket Board "breaks his heart".
Tags: England, Allen Stanford, Wales Cricket Board


UPDATE 1-Big U.S. law firms must face Stanford receiver's Ponzi lawsuit

Two large New York law firms failed to persuade a federal judge to throw out a malpractice lawsuit seeking to force them to pay creditors of imprisoned swindler Allen Stanford for aiding the Texas financier's $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme. U.S. District Judge David Godbey in Dallas on Tuesday said Chadbourne & Parke and Proskauer Rose must face most claims brought by Ralph Janvey, a court-appointed receiver for Stanford's companies, and a committee of Stanford investors helping him recover money for...
Tags: New York, Texas, Stanford, Dallas, Allen Stanford, Chadbourne Parke, Proskauer, David Godbey, Ralph Janvey