Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of The Rt Hon Dame Victoria Sharp DBE as the President of the Queen’s Bench Division from 23 June 2019. This appointment will follow the retirement of Sir Brian Leveson on 22 June 2019.Dame Victoria Sharp DBE will be the first woman President of the Queen’s Bench Division.Notes to EditorsBiography of candidateDame Victoria Sharp DBE read law at Bristol University, was called to the Bar in 1979 and took Silk (QC) in 2001. She was appointed as a Recorder in 1998, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2008 and a High Court Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division in 2009. Dame Victoria was Presiding Judge of the Western Circuit from 2012 to 2013 and was appointed a Lady Justice of Appeal in 2013. In 2016 she was appointed Vice President of the Queen’s Bench Division and a member of the Judicial Executive Board and Judges’ Council.The AppointmentThe appointment of the President of the Queen’s Bench Division was made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister and the Lord Chancellor following the recommendation of an independent selection panel chaired by Lord Burnett of Maldon, the Lord Chief Justice. The other panel members were: The President of the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale, Professor Lord Kakkar (Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission), Ms Jane Furniss CBE (Lay JAC Commissioner) and Professor Emily Jackson (Professor of Law and former JAC Commissioner).The President of the Queen’s Bench Division is responsible for the work of the Queen’s Bench Division and is in charge of the Administrative Court. The work of the Division consists of crime and a wide range of civil claims including personal injuries claims, negligence, breach of contract, libel and slander (defamation), non-payment of debt and possession of land. The Commercial Court, Admiralty Court and Technology and Construction Court are also part of the Queen’s Bench Division.The ExerciseThis selection exercise was run under the relevant sections of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, as amended by the Crime and Courts Act 2013, and the Judicial Appointments Regulations 2013.In accordance with section 70 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, the panel determined the selection process to be followed. As required by regulation 12 of the Judicial Appointments Regulations 2013, the Lord Chancellor was consulted as part of the selection process.In accordance with sections 2(1) and 10(3) of the Senior Courts Act 1981, the selection exercise was open to all applicants who satisfy the judicial-appointment eligibility condition on a 7 year basis, or are judges of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Court of Appeal, or High Court.
The full setlist can be seen below, thanks to All Things Umphrey’s! Umphrey’s McGee wraps up their two-night Asheville, NC run tonight with the second performance.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at ExploreAsheville.com Arena, Asheville, NC – 2/19/16Set 1: There’s No Crying In Mexico > Out Of Order, Walletsworth, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Deeper > Padgett’s Profile, The Linear > Andy’s Last Beer, The Triple WideSet 2: Wizard Burial Ground > Gulf Stream > Wizard Burial Ground, Speak Up, Daffodils, Intentions Clear -> Kula, Wappy Sprayberry > The FloorEncore: DivisionsCheck out Phierce Photo’s full gallery below: Load remaining images Umphrey’s McGee kicked off a two-night stand in Asheville, NC last night, February 19th, reaching the end of their winter tour schedule. While the band will be back less than a month later for some springtime dates, the finality of this run has only increased the jam band’s potential for sonic perfection. Last night’s show was the latest in a series of energetic performances, and, much to the fans’ delight, UM mainly within their own original catalog for a monumental performance.With songs like “There’s No Crying In Mexico” to open the performance, the 250th ever “Tribute To The Spinal Shaft,” and “Wappy Sprayberry > The Floor” to close out set two, this was certainly a show for the ages. Of course, the fun cover of Mark Ronson’s “Daffodils” was a nice treat in the second set as well, played for only the second time in UM history! Check out photos from the event, courtesy of Phierce Photography:
Media expert Callie Crossley discussed the ways people of color have been portrayed in the media during her lecture “Race and Media: Everything Old is New Again” at Saint Mary’s on Tuesday night. Crossley shared personal experiences she has come across during her work. She spoke about racism toward her and her co-workers. “I got into this business to make a difference. My whole career has been about telling the stories right and truthfully,” Crossley said. “We need to learn to challenge and question what we see. That is why I’m doing what I’m doing,” Crossley said. “We need to speak up in the moment.” Crossley said she hopes more change will come in future generations, but she is aware action needs to be taken now. “Post-racial or not, the racial stereotypes have not gone away but have been revised for modern times. Everything old is new again,” Crossley said. Crossley is an award-winning broadcast journalist, documentary filmmaker and television and radio commentator, and she offers regular commentary on a number of television programs. A current survey about the racial society in the media showed many people still believe there is not enough diversity in the newsroom, and there is still a lack of acceptable coverage of racial issues. Crossley hosts a new daily talk show on WGBH-FM Radio, “The Callie Crossley Show.” The show covers topics such as current events, local happenings, arts and culture. “Media representations of people of color have not changed though out the years,” said Crossley, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. “This is how to create a single story about a group of people, to show those people as one thing and then show that one thing over and over again.” “Every time we see it, it feels like a slap in the face,” Crossley said. Crossley produced “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Year,” the critically acclaimed documentary series which earned her an Oscar nomination and major film and journalism awards. For the last eight years, Crossley has served as program manager for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.
Handbook of Edible Weeds, by J. A. Duke.Field Guide to Edible Plants, by B. Angier.Cornucopia – A Source Book of Edible Plants, by S. Facciola.Eat the Weeds, by B. C. Harris. By Mark CzarnotaUniversity of GeorgiaMany of the weeds gardeners despise can provide interesting dining. Some are very common in Georgia gardens and landscapes.One common fall weed is wild garlic (Allium vineale). This plant begins to come alive when things start cooling off. During the fall, many people see it emerging in their lawns and gardens.Wild garlic has been used much the same as the domesticated garlic. Minced cloves flavor meats and soups, and the greens and flower heads (before they open) are eaten fresh.Be careful not to confuse this with the poisonous star-of-Bethlehem. If it doesn’t smell of garlic or onion, don’t eat it.One of the world’s worst weeds, yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus), can give us a food considered a delicacy in the Middle East. The species name, esculentus, actually means eatable.Also known as chufa, yellow nutsedge (or nut grass) produces tubers that can be eaten fresh or roasted. Roasted tubers can be ground and soaked in hot water, too, to make a coffee-like drink known as horchata.Game birds find this plant a delicacy, too. Many people are beginning to plant chufa on game reserves as a source of food for wildlife.Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) is almost entirely edible.The leaves are a preferred forage by grazing wildlife. We can enjoy them, too, battered and fried. Young leaves and shoots can be eaten raw, boiled, fried, sauteed or pickled.Kudzu flowers are good boiled or pickled. They produce a wonderful nectar, too, that bees turn into a delectable honey.Probably the most-used parts of the plant are the large tubers. These can be eaten steamed or boiled but are probably most used for their starch.Ground, fresh tubers release a flour when boiled, and this flour (starch) is harvested from the liquid and dried. This kudzu flour can then be used in many aspects of cooking. May the vine taking over the South be turned into a marketable crop?The well-known dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) can provide many dining delights. All parts of the plant can be eaten, although some might not be so palatable. The taproots can be boiled or pickled, and some consider them the plant’s best part.The leaves are eaten fresh, but some can be very bitter if not doctored up with salad dressing. Young tender leaves, however, may not be so bitter if harvested from unstressed plants.The flowers can be used to make a delicious wine, a process my great-grandfather lovingly performed.Common blue violet (Viola papilionacea), if you don’t want it, can be very hard to control in the landscape. However, like most other violets, many parts of the plant are edible.You can eat the flowers fresh in salads and use them to flavor jellies and vinegars. I’ve been to parties where the flowers have been frozen in ice cubes.The foliage can be cooked and served like spinach. It’s reported to contain high amounts of salicylic acid (aspirin) and beta-carotene (vitamin B).The list of edible weeds goes on and on. But be forewarned: many people have food allergies and should avoid certain plants. For example, if you’re allergic to onions, you wouldn’t want to eat wild garlic.If you’re sensitive to many allergens, you probably don’t want to sample wild vegetation at all. Plants produce many secondary products that can cause somebody, somewhere, to have a fatal allergic reaction.If you decide to sample edible weeds, try small samples to test your reactions. Sample at your own risk!If you’re interested in edible plants, many books are available on the topic. Here are a few:
Regulators tell Mississippi Power to plan for early retirement of 950MW of fossil fuel generation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Mississippi Power Co. must study the early retirement of 950 MW of fossil-fueled generation in its next integrated resource plan, or IRP, as Mississippi regulators find the utility needs to reduce excess capacity.“The evidence in this docket suggests that [Mississippi Power’s] current reserve margin is projected to be higher than targeted reserves and, if [Mississippi Power’s] units are left to operate through their remaining projected useful lives, this excess persists for over  years,” the Mississippi Public Service Commission wrote in a Dec. 17 order.Regulators noted that Mississippi Power and a final report from Bates White Economic Consulting “both agree’” that the utility’s excess reserve capacity is “largely due to decreases in projected load primarily driven by changes in customer usage” since the company’s last IRP was filed in 2010.“All agree that accelerating the retirement of some combination of [Jack Watson] units 4 and 5, [Greene County] units 1 and 2, and/or [Victor J. Daniel Jr.] units 1 and 2 represents the most attractive option for reducing [Mississippi Power’s] excess reserve margin,” regulators wrote.The Southern Co. subsidiary is scheduled to file its next IRP in April 2021.“[Mississippi Power’s] upcoming IRP filing should include the schedule of early or anticipated retirement of approximately 950 [MW] of generating capacity by year-end 2027 or show cause with detailed evidence why the continued operation of some or all of [Mississippi Power’s] existing fossil steam generation is in the best interest of customers and [Mississippi Power],” the order states. “To be clear, while there may be real and important operational constraints that could convince this commission to alter its findings in this order, the economic evidence available to the commission to date makes a compelling case for early retirement of some portion of [Mississippi Power’s] aging fossil steam generating fleet.”[Darren Sweeney]More ($): Mississippi Power ordered to study early retirement of 950 MW of fossil plants
January 15, 2006 On the Move January 15, 2006 On the Move On the Move Mark R. Schultz joined Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers as an associate. Schultz will focus his practice in the area of tort and insurance litigation. Additionally, Kerry Louderback-Wood joined the firm as an associate. Louderback-Wood will concentrate her practice in the area of business and taxation law. Tarik Z. Bateh, Matthew B. Baggett, Patrick J. Kilbane, and Ruth A. Holmes joined Rogers Towers in Jacksonville. Sachs Sax Klein has opened a Treasure Coast office at 850 S.W. Fountainview Blvd., St. Lucie West. Alexander Brown joined Tripp Scott in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the commercial litigation group. He will focus his practice on complex business litigation and labor and employment matters. William P. McCaughan was named a partner of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham. McCaughan is a member of the firm’s real estate practice. Katz Barron in Miami announces that Bernard Allen, Erica L. English, and Frank P. Terzo have become equity partners, and that the firm has changed its name to Katz, Barron, Squitero, Faust, Terzo, Friedberg, Grady, English & Allen. The firm will continue to do business as Katz Barron Squitero Faust. David Neal Stern joined Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale as of counsel. Christina M. O’Brien joined Neel & O’Brien in North Ft. Myers. O’Brien concentrates her practice in the areas of general civil and personal injury litigation, family law and criminal law. The Law Offices of Underwood, Karcher and Karcher and David R. Canning, P.A., have merged and are now known as Karcher, Canning and Karcher and continues its practice of maritime law and civil litigation at 1500 San Remo Ave., Suite 235, Coral Gables 33146; phone (305)661-2888 or (305)740-4462; fax (305)661-2888. In addition, Lynn L. Ford has joined Karcher, Canning and Karcher as an associate. Philip A. Duvalsaint joined Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in Boca Raton as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Amy Garrard joined Roetzel & Andress in Naples as of counsel. Garrard’s practice focuses on business litigation, labor and employment, and labor and employment litigation. Greg Garno and Chad Lang were named partners of Genovese Joblove & Battista. Daniel J. O’Malley, Stephen J. Jacobs, and Rachael Crag-Chaderton have become partners of de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal. Eric C. Boughman joined Pohl & Short in Winter Park as an associate. Boughman practices in the area of commercial litigation. Joshua M. Harvey, Cherita E. Stout, Melissa R. McCalpin, Matthew G. Lockwood, Patrice F. Behnstedt, and Eric Covley joined the trial division of the Office of the Public Defender, 10th Judicial Circuit. Latour “LT” Lafferty joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa as a shareholder in the firm’s health care and white collar crime practice groups. William M. Dillon also joined the firm as an associate in Ft. Myers in the firm’s general practice group. Additionally, Jordana L. Jarjua joined the firm in West Palm Beach as an associate in the appellate practice group. Jon P. Tasso joined Bricklemeyer, Smolker & Bolves in Tampa as an associate. Tasso practices in the area of commercial law in state and federal court. Daniel R. Doorakian was named a shareholder of Moyle, Flanigan, Katz, Raymond & Sheehan. Additionally, Andrea M. Silva and Cori N. Marshall joined the firm as associates. Patrizia Salvaggio-Delgado, Abby R. Dritz, Peter A. Franke, Michael Anthony Massari, and Eric C. Theil joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa as associates. Additionally, the firm named Tracy M. Falkowitz, Scott A. Fisher, Kelly R. High, Seliena Kromash Crampton, J. Scott McMahon, Martin W. Palmer, Gregory Richards, Stephanie A. Russo, Amy L. Schneider, and Robert A. Williams shareholders. John D. Gast was named office managing shareholder for Fowler White Boggs Banker in Bonita Springs. Additionally, Seliena Kromash Crampton was named office managing shareholder for the firm’s Orlando office, and James G. Biggart was named office managing shareholder for the firm’s Tallahassee office. Steven R. Zapora joined Levin, Tannenbaum, Band, Gates & Pugh in Sarasota. Zapora concentrates in the areas of construction, commercial, and general civil litigation. Anthony D. Bartirome joined Blalock, Walters, Held & Johnson in Bradenton as a principal. Bartirome practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and asset preservation. Blaine A. Bizik joined Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan in Orlando. Patricia M. Dockery joined Bricklemeyer, Smolker & Bolves in Tampa as an associate. Dockery practices in the areas of commercial real estate, real estate taxation, and commercial lending. Noel P. McDonell joined Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen as a shareholder. McDonell focuses on environmental law, labor and employment, criminal litigation, and professional licensure. Gregory B. Lower joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Jacksonville as a shareholder. Lower joined the firm’s workers’ comp practice group. Paul J. Mokris and W. Michael Black have joined Dean Mead in Orlando. Mokris joined as of counsel in the firm’s real estate department and Black joined as an associate in the firm’s tax department. David Oscar Markus, PLLC announces the opening of its new office located at Alfred I. DuPont Bldg., 169 E. Flagler St., Suite 1200, Miami 33131; phone (305) 379-6667; fax (305) 379-6668; Web site: www.markuslaw.com. Hugh A. Richeson, Jr., joined Florin Roebig in Palm Harbor as of counsel. Richeson practices primarily in the area of torts. The Law Office of Randolph H. Strauss announces the opening of its new office at 4301 N.E. 1st Terrace, Suite 1, Ft. Lauderdale 33334; phone (954) 566-5297; fax (954) 563-1559. Daniel Ryan joined Sedgwick, Detert, Moran, and Arnold in San Francisco, CA, as an associate in the insurance industry team practice group. Ryan practices in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Andrew Berger, Leonard Townsend and Ross A. Goldstein joined Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce as associates. Daniel M. Berman announces the opening of The Law Offices of Daniel M. Berman at 600 S.W. 4th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33315; phone (954) 764-6099. The focus of his practice is primarily on criminal and family law. Jean Edwards joined Akerman Senterfitt in Washington, D.C., as shareholder. Edwards concentrates in the area of intellectual property. Sarah Yoho also joined the firm as an associate in West Palm Beach in the firm’s litigation group. Additionally, Diana M. Szego joined the firm as an associate in the Miami office’s litigation group. David Buchsbaum and Arturo Ross were elected partners of Fisher & Phillips in Ft. Lauderdale. Howard W. Holden has joined Camillo, Snowden & de Almeida in Ft. Lauderdale. Holden will continue to focus his practice in all areas of civil litigation and insurance defense. Nova D. Harb joined the Jacksonville office of McGuireWoods as an associate in the firm’s corporate services department. Jeffrey P. Sheffel joined the law firm of Sachs Sax & Klein in Boca Raton in its land use and zoning practice group. Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate relocated its main office to One Financial Plaza, 100 S.E. 3rd Ave., Suite 2300, Ft. Lauderdale 33394. Mac Voght joined Upchurch, Watson, White & Max as a mediation specialist. Voght concentrates in the areas of professional and medical facility liability and administration as well as medical staff issues, and also general liability. H. Timothy Gillis joined Akerman Senterfitt in Jacksonville as of counsel. Gillis advises clients on business and tax law issues and on structuring sophisticated business transactions. Michael Harris joined Berger Singerman in Boca Raton as a resident in the firm’s wealth preservation and tax planning group. Michael Tricarico has joined Ogletree Deakins as of counsel. Tricarico practices in the areas of labor and employment. Joan C. Henry joined Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano in Cape Coral. Her primary areas of practice include commercial and residential real estate, probate, wills and trusts, and corporate and business associations. Debra L. Feldman joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the firm’s corporate department. Carlos M. Guzman joined Milton Hirsch in Miami as an associate . Guzman focuses his practice on criminal defense. Matthew A. Slater joined Smith & Brink in Quincy, MA, as an associate. He concentrates in the areas of insurance coverage, personal injury protection, special investigations, and corporate matters. David M. Gobeo II joined Constangy, Brooks and Smith in Tampa as an associate in the firm’s employment law and litigation practice. Candice Tobin joined the Law Offices of Braverman & Rossi in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Tobin practices in the firm’s family law division. Kristy Sowers joined Pathman Lewis in Miami in the firm’s litigation department. Her practice focuses on general commercial litigation, real estate and title insurance litigation, and class actions. Domnick Bozzetti was promoted to partner of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae in Jacksonville. Jonathan Kurry has been named a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in Miami. Jack O. Hackett II was elected president of Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett and Carr in Punta Gorda. Jorge Gutierrez, Luis O’Naghten, Bert Diaz, Sean Santini, Richard C. Bulman, Jr., and Susana Betancourt joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami in the firm’s global practice group. Zarina C. Raja and Marjorie T. Kret announce the opening of Raja & Kret. The firm concentrates in the areas of real estate transactions, residential and commercial closings, title work, landlord/tenant law, and mortgage law. Their offices are located at 651 N.W. 122nd St., Miami 33168; phone (305) 688-9098; fax (305) 688-9896; e-mail: [email protected] John A. Craft joined the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas as an assistant U.S. attorney. His new office is located at 350 Magnolia, Ave., Suite 150, Beaumont, TX 77701; phone (409) 839-2538; e-mail: [email protected] Julie A. Lewis joined Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers as an associate. Lewis will concentrate her practice in the area of tort and insurance litigation. Adam K. Ehrlich has become a partner of Concord & Co., in Shanghai, China. J. Carter Andersen and Brian T. McElfatrick (commercial litigation and dispute resolution), and Eric N. Appleton were named shareholders at Bush Ross in Tampa. Stephen P. Walroth-Sadurni joined Katz Barron in Miami as of counsel to the firm. Harriet R. Lewis, Nancy E. Stroud, and Stephanie Deutsch announce the opening of Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch located at 1900 Glades Road, Suite 251, Boca Raton 33431; phone (561) 826-2800; fax (561) 826-2828. Additionally, Oliver G. Gilbert III joined the firm as an associate. Ryan A. Featherstone joined Dunlap & Moran in Sarasota. Featherstone practices primarily in the area of business and real estate transactions. Tara J. Scott joined Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster in St. Petersburg as an associate.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old man was killed a when he crashed his car into the back of a parked dump struck about a mile from his Babylon home on Thursday night.Suffolk County police said Thomas Hudson was driving a Volkswagen Jetta westbound on Sunrise Highway Service Road when he crashed into the back of Ford dump truck west of Route 231 in North Babylon at 7 p.m.Alejandro Aguillar-Hernandez, 36, of Seaford, had pulled the truck over into the left lane after it was hit by a Hyundai Sonata shortly before Hudson crashed into the truck.Aguillar-Hernandez and his passenger had crossed the service road to check on the driver of the Sonata when the second crash occurred.Hudson was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.Motor Carrier Safety Section officers conducted an inspection and safety check on the dump truck.First Squad detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash and have not been interviewed to call them at 631-854-8152.
Elo CIO Hanna Hiidenpalo noted that equity performance varied widely during the year following a strong start.“Equity market pricing declined from the year’s highs but remained higher than the long-term averages on the Western equity markets,” she said.“Central banks’ activities and a lack of investment opportunities helped to support equity markets.”Hiidenpalo admitted that exchange rates had an “exceptionally large” impact on returns and said the weaker euro boosted gains made by stocks denominated in US dollars.Only Elo’s exposure to loans achieved a positive return within its fixed income portfolio, while the remainder of its holdings, accounting for 40% of assets, saw marginal losses of 0.2-0.4%, resulting in a portfolio-wide return of 0%.Direct real estate holdings underperformed property funds, but the asset class overall achieved a result of 6.7%, ahead of the 1.6% achieved by hedge funds, which comprised the majority of its alternatives holdings.Elo’s second year of operation, following the merger of Pension Fennia and LocalTapiola, saw it slightly ahead of the 4.8% 10-year nominal annualised return achieved by its predecessors.Hiidenpalo predicted an uncertain 2016, due to the oil price slump and the declining outlook for China.“Globally,” she added, “monetary policy is likely to remain very stimulative throughout the year, which will continue to support the investment markets.”Nevertheless, she said 2016 would see “interesting investment opportunities” for long-term investors such as Elo. Finland’s Elo saw returns of 5% last year despite an “exceptionally turbulent” market environment, aided largely by its equity and real estate holdings.The pensions mutual said equity was its best-performing asset class over the course of 2015, as its unlisted equity holdings returned 26%.But it added that its €8.3bn fixed income portfolio achieved zero return.Listed equities, which accounted for one-quarter of the provider’s €20.5bn in assets, returned 11.1%, while a €1bn exposure to private equity returned 20.4%.
High speeds are believed to be a factor in a crash that claimed the life of a Brookville man over the weekend.The accident occurred on S.R. 1 and Big Bear Road near the Fayette-Franklin County line late Friday afternoon.Johnathon Green, 24, who police say was the driver in the crash, was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital where he was pronounced dead.A passenger in the car, William Shoemaker, 25, told investigators that the vehicle reached speeds up to 120 mph.Shoemaker said they were trying to pass another vehicle when they approached oncoming traffic at the Big Bear intersection. The vehicle went off the roadway and rolled several times.
The Clarets failed to make any additions on deadline day despite working close to the cut-off point on a number of potential deals. It has been reported head of recruitment Lee Darnborough sent an email to agents on Sunday asking if they had any suitable players available. Burnley have dismissed a suggestion they emailed agents begging for help identifying players prior to Monday’s transfer deadline. The club have not completely denied this occurred but have issued a statement saying they believe the intention behind the email has not been accurately conveyed. They claim that rather than conducting a desperate search, the club were merely exploring back-up options should they fail to land first-choice players. The statement read: “As deadline day approached, Burnley had identified its main targets. “Two of those deals were actually agreed, both between clubs and the players, but regrettably the selling clubs decided not to proceed at the last minute, leaving Burnley Football Club looking to recruit elsewhere to add to the squad before Monday’s 11pm deadline. “The email suggested in the newspaper article was sent as a general sweep of selected agents, who naturally are best-placed to become aware of any last-minute movements in the market regarding their players. “These often occur late in the day through the ‘domino effect’ of last-minute deals, where players are suddenly deemed surplus to requirements. “In closing, the club has continually been open with supporters about how challenging the market is for a club that continues to act in a financially responsible manner.” Burnley, 17th in the Barclays Premier League, were keen to strengthen their squad. They were strongly linked with Stuart Armstrong, who eventually joined Celtic from Dundee United, and West Brom’s Graham Dorrans. When it transpired neither of those deals would occur, there were suggestions they were interested in Nottingham Forest’s Henri Lansbury and West Ham’s Matt Jarvis, but neither materialised. That left the permanent signing of defender Michael Keane, after a successful loan from Manchester United, as the Clarets’ only January business. Press Association