Cayamo Cruise destination festival has announced the lineup of performers for its 2020 nautical event. The floating festival will set sail for the 13th time when it leaves from Miami on the Norwegian Pearl beginning February 3rd, making scheuled stops in St. Croix and Antigua before coming to an end on February 10th.Related: Jam Cruise Shares Pro-Shot Footage Of Dragon Smoke Performing “Yes We Can Can”Next year’s cruise will feature performances from Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, and Rodney Cromwell, in addition to sets from Lake Street Dive, Anderson East, Soggy Bottom Boys, Deer Tick, Watkins Family Hour, Hayes Carll, Shawn Mullins, Jim Lauderdale, Molly Tuttle, and more.Speaking of Wilco, the rock band recently announced their own tropical destination event with their first ever Sky Blue Sky all-inclusive weekend event scheduled to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico early next year on January 18th-22nd, 2020.Head to the Cayamo website for event details and ticket information.
NEDERLAND — A local man is facing 10 years in jail and thousands in fines after authorities linked him to numerous cases of child pornography.Texas Office of the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigators executed an evidentiary search warrant Thursday morning at a residence in Nederland. His bonds total $2.5 million. If found guilty, Simon faces a maximum 10-year sentence and $10,000 fine for each offense. This search warrant was the result of a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline Report involving the upload of child pornography to an online storage account.Evidence was seized, police said, and 26 year-old Zachary Allen Simon of Nederland was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on ten counts of possession of child pornography, all third degree felony offenses.
Allen & OveryOver the past decade several US firms have entered the London market through mergers, or used a merger to scale up, according to research by Møller PSF Group. There have also been transatlantic ‘mergers of equals’, including between Norton Rose and US firm Fulbright & Jaworski in 2012; Dentons with Atlanta-based law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge in 2015; and Eversheds with US firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan last year.Los-Angeles-headquartered O’Melveny has over 700 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide, including a London office at Paternoster Square in the City. Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy is understood to be in merger talks with US outfit O’Melveny & Myers. A combination of the duo would create a transatlantic giant with 3,000 lawyers and revenues of £2bn. Legal Week, which broke the news on Friday evening, said details of the talks have been contained with a small group of senior figures, although A&O is said to have told partners in January that the Magic Circle firm was in talks with several US firms about a merger.In a statement, A&O said: ’While we have said for several years that we are open to considering a merger with the right partner in the US, we talk to many law firms in many countries all the time and we do not comment on market speculation and rumours regarding any particular firm.’
File Photo: Striking doctors at the University of Benin Hospital Benin’s government and health sector unions have reached an agreement to end a crippling two-month strike that saw treatment in public hospitals and clinics grind to a halt, the government said on Saturday.File Photo: Striking doctors at the University of Benin HospitalWorkers walked out in August over proposed privatisation plans, which are part of wider free-market reforms from President Patrice Talon’s government to kick-start the country’s slowing economy.The walkout is said to have been responsible for the deaths of a number of patients and led to mounting public anger.But a government source said an agreement was signed late on Friday and that nearly 3.7m euros would be made available towards improving salaries and conditions.Benin’s economy is largely dependent on trade with its larger neighbour to the east, Nigeria, which has itself not long emerged from a months-long recession.Talon’s plans for recovery – at a time of rising costs of living and tax – have seen a wave of industrial action in recent months, including the court and education sectors.One union leader said the government had agreed to postpone the creation of a working group to look into the implementation of the privatisation plan.Development minister Abdoulaye Bio Tchane, who led the negotiations, said: “The government showed its willingness to meet the demands of the health sector unions and to end the strike in this very crucial sector.”The government gave “its agreement in principle to resolve, in the shortest time possible, concerns about workers’ jobs in the sector”, he added.
Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio has signed for Wolves on a four-year deal from Sporting Lisbon.Patricio, 30, won his 70th cap for Portugal in their 2018 World Cup opener against Spain last week and was part of the squad that won Euro 2016.He opted to break his Sporting Lisbon contract after a group of around 50 masked supporters broke into the club’s headquarters and physically assaulted players and staff in May as they were preparing for a training session ahead of the Portuguese Cup final against Aves.Patricio was one of a number of players to cite the ‘just cause’ in relation to the lack of safety and protection highlighted by the attack.Wolves had been reported to be willing to pay £18m for the goalkeeper before he opted to terminate his contract, allowing him to join the English club for free.Sporting Lisbon could yet be owed a compensation fee though if the case goes to a FIFA tribunal.He had been at the Portuguese club since the age of 12, making 460 appearances, including 26 in the Champions League.Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has already signed Mexico international Raul Jimenez from Benfica this summer as he looks to strengthen the club’s squad ahead of their return to the Premier League.Ruben Neves has been told to stay put at Wolves by former Barcelona, Chelsea and Porto midfielder DecoThe Midlands club comfortably won the Sky Bet Championship last season with the help of a number of Portuguese imports brought in as part of Wolves’ close relationship with super agent Jorge Mendes.Patricio now joins Ruben Neves, Diego Jota and Helder Costa in becoming one of a number of Mendes’ clients to have joined Wolves since Fosun took charge of the club in 2016