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Hugh Balchin and Crispin EdmondsBurroughs Day LLPSenior partner Hugh Balchin (pictured, left) said his firm has enjoyed the ‘visibility’ that comes with being with a national brand, but it was the right moment to return to its roots.Balchin said: ‘The time is now right for Burroughs Day to build on its own long-established, excellent reputation in the West Country, rather than being part of a national umbrella marketing network.’The multi-service firm, with offices in Bristol and Portishead, has a new logo and trades as an LLP from this month.Balchin stressed that the firm has enjoyed a close working relationship with QS over the years and wishes it all the best for the future.‘As a founder member of QS, we helped drive client-friendly initiatives such as more accessible opening hours and transparency on fees,’ he added.‘Burroughs Day is still committed to improving the delivery of legal services, and will continue to develop this.’The likes of Burns and Company, Mander Cruickshank and Martin Tolhurst Solicitors have all announced their departure from the network in recent months.But the business still retains around 100 firms and has predicted it will create a package for members to benefit from, including contracts with national clients and bulk buying of key services.The first sign of this renewed model emerged last week when the company secured a trial to supply legal services to 3,000 business owners who run Nisa stores across the country. Another pioneer of the QualitySolicitors network has announced it has left the group.South-west firm Burroughs Day said it wants to focus on developing its own independent brand and is no longer part of the network.The practice had been a prominent figure representing the brand since it was launched in 2010 and took a lead role in developing its strategy and testing new schemes.But it joins a burgeoning list of long-standing members preferring to build their own identity rather than rely on a support network.
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, center, celebrates with teammates, left fielder Starling Marte, left, and right fielder Gregory Polanco after getting the final out of a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in the Pirates home opener Monday, April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Brad Ausmus is an optimist, but the Detroit Tigers manager didn’t get carried away even after his team mashed its way through a perfect opening week to the season.“I wasn’t expecting to go 162-0,” Ausmus joked.The Pittsburgh Pirates finally put a crooked number in Detroit’s loss column, riding Gerrit Cole’s right arm and home runs from Josh Harrison, Pedro Alvarez and Corey Hart to hand the Tigers a 5-4 loss on Monday.Baseball’s top-hitting team scored 47 runs while winning its first six games, but was held in check until a late rally against Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon fell just short. Detroit failed to match the 7-0 start set by the 1984 team that rolled to a World Series title.The Tigers managed just one run out of a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the seventh and scored three times against Melancon in the ninth before pinch-hitter Victor Martinez struck out to end it.“We had a little bit of an opportunity in the seventh and we weren’t able to continue it,” Ausmus said. “Then the last inning, obviously we had the heart of our order, right where you want to be against the back-end of their bullpen. That’s as good as a chance as possible being down four runs.”Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez, left, celebrates with Jordy Mercer (10) after hitting a solo home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez during the seventh third inning of the Pirates home opener baseball game in Pittsburgh Monday, April 13, 2015. The Pirates handed the Tigers their first loss of the season 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Cole (1-0) struck out eight and walked two while giving up just three hit as the Pirates won their second straight home opener.“He was throwing cheese,” Detroit catcher Alex Avila said. “Hitting 97, 98, a couple of breaking balls, changeup. Spotting up, sinking the ball. He was lights out.”Anibal Sanchez (1-1) couldn’t quite keep up, surrendering five runs in 6 1-3 innings, including home runs to Pedro Alvarez and Corey Hart in the seventh to give Pittsburgh some needed breathing room.“I just tried to keep the score close and waited for the team to score some runs,” Sanchez said. “Cole threw a really good ballgame. He pitched really, really well.”Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 4 with an RBI and J.D. Martinez drew the Tigers within a run with a two-run shot off Melancon.Looking to match the start of the Kirk Gibson-led club that won 104 games and rolled to a title 31 years ago, they instead were cooled by the hard-throwing and rapidly maturing Cole.Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) gets the ball during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Pittsburgh Monday, April 13, 2015. Cole got the win 5-4 over the Tigers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)“Cole was good,” Ausmus said. “He was really good. He was going to be tough to score against, period. We bided our time and were able to get back in the game.”Just not all the way to the front. Cole breezed through six innings, twice retiring Cabrera, before running into trouble in the seventh after loading the bases with no outs. Jared Hughes came in to protect a 2-0 lead. His first pitched turned into a double play by Nick Castellanos and his third was a harmless popup by Avila.“You just have to pound the zone, that’s the big thing,” Hughes said. “The other hitters know you’re going to do it and they’re probably going to be swinging.”Alvarez then led off the bottom of the seventh with a homer to center and Hart followed three batters later with a drive to the bleachers in left field with a two-run shot for his 1,000th career hit to make it 5-1.CRUSING CABRERACabrera’s two hits actually forced his average to “dip” to .517 on the season. He was named the American League Player of the Week earlier Monday after going 13 for 25 (.520) with two doubles, two homers and eight RBI to start the year.“He’s swung the bat extremely well,” Ausmus said. “He’s the best hitter in the game for a reason and he probably has a few of those awards on the mantle.”TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: Closer Joe Nathan’s strained right flexor elbow might force Ausmus to get creative at the back end of the bullpen. Joaquin Soria is filling in until Nathan returns from the disabled list, but Ausmus indicated that if there was a save situation on Monday he would have turned to Joba Chamberlain.Pirates: The Pirates reinstated pitcher Francisco Liriano from the paternity list and sent Casey Sadler to Triple-A Indianapolis. Liriano is scheduled to start on Wednesday.UP NEXTTigers: Shane Greene (1-0) makes his second start of the season on Tuesday as the three-game series continues. He tossed eight shutout innings in a win over Minnesota last Thursday. Greene is 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA in six career road starts.Pirates: A.J. Burnett makes his first start in Pittsburgh as a Pirate since 2013. He pitched 5 1-3 innings while getting a no decision against Cincinnati last Thursday. The 38-year-old Burnett is 14-12 with a 2.76 ERA in 35 career starts at PNC Park.
Who will take over the reins of the senior team head coach position of India after Stephen Constantine?Advertisement yghiNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7uu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) k24Would you ever consider trying this?😱5hfqcnCan your students do this? 🌚8Roller skating! Powered by Firework Stephen Constantine announced a 30-member probable squad for India’s forthcoming friendly match against Jordan at the King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman on November 17. However, the coach had to face a lot of criticism from the fans on social media as he left out a lot of deserving players.Advertisement And as usual, the fans are furious with itIndia should be oozing with confidence after eking out a 0-0 draw against China last month. Jordan, on the other hand, is coming on the back of a 1-2 defeat through the hands of World Cup runners-up Croatia. This will be the first time the senior team of both the sides will cross swords.Ths squad will assemble on the capital on November 11th after which the squad will be trimmed down to a 23 member one. Here is the probable squad:Advertisement GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith, Arindam Bhattacharjya.DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Sarthak Golui, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala.Advertisement MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Anirudh Thapa, Jackichand Singh, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan, Bikash Jairu.FORWARDS: Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Farukh Choudhary, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh. Advertisement
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