UK regulators boost senior oversight teams

first_imgAt TPR, Hill will be tasked with ensuring that the regulator’s new “clearer, quicker and tougher” regulatory approach works effectively across the industry, as well as taking the lead on improving its use of data to monitor emerging risks.TPR chairman Mark Boyle said: “I am extremely pleased Jo has been appointed to this key role at TPR. Under our TPR Future programme, we have made great strides in developing and implementing a new, more proactive culture and approach to regulation and I am confident Jo will ensure our clearer, quicker and tougher strategy continues to have an impact.“The effective use of data in the early detection and mitigation of risks is crucial and through her wealth of experience and knowledge in this area, Jo will help maximise our effectiveness as we strive to make workplace pensions work for savers.”The appointment comes as TPR’s chief executive, Lesley Titcomb, prepares to step down in February after a four-year tenure.Separately, the FCA has named Sheldon Mills as its new director of competition, joining from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) where he is a senior director for mergers and state aid.Mills has worked at the CMA – previously the Office of Fair Trading – since 2010, overseeing the regulator’s approach to UK company mergers since 2014. Before joining the CMA he worked at London law firms including SJ Berwin, Jones Day and K&L Gates.He will join the FCA in November and will be responsible for promoting competition “in consumers’ interest”, the regulator said, as well as overseeing its activities to “enforce prohibitions on anti-competitive behaviour” within financial services. The UK’s Pensions Regulator (TPR) has hired an executive director of strategy and risk as it prepares to take on new powers granted by government.Jo Hill will join the regulator’s team in November from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial services watchdog.Hill is currently the FCA’s director of market intelligence, data and analysis. She has worked at the FCA since 2009 in a number of roles, including head of data and analysis and head of corporate strategy.She has also worked for the FCA’s predecessor, the Financial Services Authority.last_img read more


GOA sends out request for PASO proposal

first_imgAFTER a lacklustre response to a call for proposals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) is now calling on its 23 affiliated sporting associations and federations to submit another proposal – this time one to be presented to the Pan American Sports Association (PASO) next week.GOA president K.A. Juman-Yassin is expected to be in Miami, USA next week, and according to him the associations have been asked to submit proposals. The deadline for the PASO proposals is tomorrow, June 21.“I’ve asked all the major sports to give us their plans and then we will compile it … because I have to go up to Miami to present our proposals to PASO to see what they would be able to give us.“We can’t get everything but I’m waiting to see what they (Associations) submit, so we can move forward, and when we put it to PASO to see what we can get.” Yassin admitted that only “four or five” of the associations submitted the previously-asked for ‘Tokyo 2020’ proposals for their athletes, which the GOA had requested since January.Proposals still haven’t been submitted by most of the associations, including major associations like athletics, whose president Aubrey Hutson admitted that the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) had not submitted. However, Yassin was tight-lipped on naming any of the tardy associations.Aside from athletics the other 22 sporting fraternities under the GOA are badminton, baseball, basketball, bodybuilding, boxing, canoeing, cycling, fencing, football, hockey, judo, karate, netball, rifle-shooting, rugby, weightlifting, table tennis, taekwondo, lawn tennis, swimming, squash and volleyball.Badminton, judo and boxing have all confirmed that they were among those fraternities that submitted their Tokyo proposals. The Tokyo 2020 proposal was expected to include plans of what each respective discipline wished to see happen to help prepare their athletes, from now, in the hope of having them qualify for the 2020 Olympics.However, the problem wasn’t just with the errant non-submitting associations.“A lot of the plans were not very good in detail,” Yassin said. He however is more optimistic about the PASO proposals.With the PASO proposal, he hopes for better submissions, as it asked specific questions and addressed specific areas. The PASO proposals are for support in the lead-up to the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.This PASO proposal is expected to work in tandem with the Tokyo proposal, with Pan Am being just one year before the Olympics, and PASO being a subsidiary of the governing International Olympic Committee (IOC).“All of this will work in conjunction to that (the Tokyo 2020 plan) because this will go towards the Pan American Games in 2019 and then the following year is the (Tokyo) 2020,” Yassin explained.However, as it pertains to the Tokyo 2020 plan, up to late last month when contacted several of the associations appeared to have no knowledge of the request for the proposals.“Well, too bad for them. It’s a poor excuse,” Yassin remarked.“I’ve been sending the information to them. The office would have sent the information to them. Mr (Hector) Edwards would have sent the things to all the associations. And when we have council meetings every month we tell them, look we haven’t received it; please send in.”Yassin, however, admitted that not all of the associations have been up to date in attending the council meetings, which are held on the last Thursday of every month. That responsibility falls on the associations.Many of the associations themselves also admitted that their lack of attendance may have played a role.President of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) Ivan Persaud knew nothing of the plan last month. However he says he has since had an arrangement with the GOA to submit their proposal after they hold their Goodwill Swim Meet in August. Hockey and tennis, and rugby were also not aware.Bodybuilding president Coel Marks, noted that a recent change of executive left that fraternity in a bad position. Last month was the first GOA council meeting that the new executive attended.“We took over in February. The transition did not happen smoothly. So we now had to piece together a lot of information. So things are coming in bits and pieces, and now filling in the gaps. So I’m aware of it now and I will be sending a representative on the way forward.”last_img read more


Megan Carney leads balanced offensive attack in 15-3 win over Albany

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 15, 2020 at 3:20 pm Contact Tim: tnolan@syr.edu Megan Carney cycled behind Molly Carter. The sophomore used a handoff to get a step on her defender and, after taking two more strides, whistled a shot into the top right corner of the net from outside the 8-meter arc. It was her fourth of the game, and it put SU up 12-1. There was nothing Albany’s goalie, Georg Schneidereith, could do besides pick the ball out of the back of the net. In a game when Syracuse’s most prolific scorer ever, Katie Rowan, coached against it, the Orange (2-1) offense took center stage. SU shutout Albany 8-0 in the first half en route to a 15-3 win over Albany (0-1). Carney paced the Orange with five goals, and seven different white jerseys found the back of the net. “It’s just nice to be able to get back out and rebound quickly after that loss Monday,” head coach Gary Gait said, “Get back on track to where we want to be.” To start, Morgan Widner took the draw rather than Emily Hawryschuk. Gait said he wanted Hawryschuk to “play some attack upfield from the draw.” It still took eight minutes for the senior and the rest of the offense to get going.Twice in the early going, the Orange lost possession trying to slip the ball to a cutting Hawryschuk for the shot. On Syracuse’s first free-position opportunity from the 8-meter arc, senior Morgan Alexander yanked a shot over the Albany goalie and halfway up the orange seats behind the end zone. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree minutes later, Hawryschuk tried to beat Schneidereith with a sidearm shot. The ball thudded off the goalie’s padding and was once again cleared by the Great Danes. With 22 minutes to play, though, the preseason All-American would not be denied. Hawryschuk drew an illegal checking foul, giving her a free-position shot that she’d deposit herself for a 1-0 Syracuse lead. Ella Simkins promptly controlled the ensuing draw, and junior Sam Swart put SU up by two 34 seconds later. Hawryschuk scored her second goal of the game four minutes later. Even with the Orange a man down due to an Allyson Trice yellow card, Alexander controlled in the offensive zone before finding the cutting Hawryschuk for her 15th goal of the season. On the other end, the defense forced Albany to run down the possession clock before turning the ball over. Trice controlled before dishing to Asa Goldstock. The goalie jogged all the way to up to the 45-yard line on SU’s side of the field before floating a pass over the defense to Kerry Defliese. Defliese flung the ball out to her left to Hawryschuk, who took a step and dished to Carney for a 4-0 Syracuse lead. “It was a great half on the D side, which allowed us to get a flow on the offense,” Gait said, “so I thought great overall team effort.”The Orange would get four more goals before the end of the half while holding the Great Danes scoreless. Carney and Swart each capitalized on free-position opportunities, an area the Orange went just 3-for-8 in during their 17-16 loss to No. 10 Stony Brook on Monday. In the second half, the Orange picked up right where they left off. Sophomore Sierra Cockerille drew a shooting space foul 28 seconds in. Once the whistle sounded, she opted not to shoot but rather dish to her right and find a wide-open Mary Rahal. Rahal buried the open look, and the Orange’s lead was now nine. “We practice that a lot,” Swart said, “When is a good time to take a shot and when is not basically, so at practice we do that a lot.” Following a successful clearance three minutes later, Cockerille kept this one to herself. The sophomore scored an unassisted goal, her fifth of the season, and Syracuse had built their lead to double-digits. After senior Cara Quimby scored her first goal of the season to stretch the lead to 11, Rowan called a timeout. Hannah Van Middelem replaced Goldstock, who recorded her first-career shutout with three saves — just one game removed from being benched. Other Syracuse starters began to cycle out of the game as well. “There’s no better feeling than all our teammates getting on the field,” Goldstock said, “and I love it and I love getting up on teams enough to have the opportunity.”Goldstock had few worries all morning, in large part due to another strong offensive performance that kept the entire game out of reach. Syracuse outshot the Great Danes 33-12, including 22-4 in that dominant first half. “Going back at it tomorrow we want to accomplish the same thing,” Goldstock said, “So we’ll drink a lot of coffee and be excited to play at 8 p.m.”  Commentslast_img read more