At 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.
Share 57 Views no discussions Share LocalNews Acting National Disaster Management Coordinator advises public to stay away from Layou River by: – July 29, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! In photo: Layou River flooding after the collapse of the Matthieu Dam yesterday.Mr. Don Corriette the Acting National Disaster Management Coordinator is advising persons who live on the banks of the Layou River to evacuate and seek higher ground.Mr. Corriette is appealing the general public; onlookers, sight-seers and residents of Layou, to stay away from the river as dangerous levels of water has built in the Matthieu Dam and there is a possiblility of flash flooding at anytime.Click here to listen to Mr. Corriette’s statement: Mr. Corriette is aksing for the cooperation of the Layou residents and the general public to ensure that there is no loss of life in the event that the Matthieu Dam collapses again.“We are soliciting the cooperation of the people down at Layou and along the Layou Valley to stay away from that river because it is predominantly in a flood stage. We have activity as reported by the SSU taking place up stream in the Matthieu Dam area that suggests that water is building again at the back of the plug and the soil and the material is already saturated which is not consolidated to the extent that it was before, therefore the possibility of it breaking loose is very, very high.”Dominica Vibes News
GREENSBURG – A new survey by Movoto Real Estate has named Greensburg the eleventh safest city in Indiana.Rankings were based on places in Indiana with a population of 10,000 or more, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The real estate group then gathered crime data reported to the FBI in 2012 and calculated crime rates per 100,000 residents.According to the website, Greensburg had 1,274 crimes per 100,000 residents in 2012. 990 were crimes against property and 284 were categorized as violent crime.The top 10 safest cities in Indiana were as follows:City of ZionsvilleCity of CarmelTown of FishersTown of St. JohnCity of JasperCity of Crown PointCity of WestfieldTown of BrownsburgTown of ChestertonTown of MunsterRanked number 11, Greensburg was the only Southeastern Indiana location included in the report of 62 Indiana cities.
Everton have completed the signing of teenage defender Mason Holgate from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee, understood to be an initial £1million. Martinez said: “I have said before the player (Stones) is not for sale and that is the end of it. “Our situation has been very clear from the beginning. We are not a selling club who will lose our best performers. “His performance at the weekend was very strong and for a young man to come up with that leadership is a real sign of what he is as a footballer. “He is very important player for us and we are looking forward to seeing the best of John over the next few seasons, not just the next few weeks.” England centre-back Stones has been the subject of two failed bids from Chelsea, the last worth £26million, but Jose Mourinho shows no signs of giving up his pursuit while Manchester United and Manchester City have also been linked with the 21-year-old. Holgate is a product of the same Oakwell academy as Stones, who Everton signed from Barnsley for £3million in January 2013. Since Holgate made his Sky Bet League One debut last December, comparisons have been made with the England international. But Holgate has made only 22 first-team appearances for Barnsley and Martinez is keen to play those down. Holgate, 18, has put pen to paper on a five-year deal, keeping him at Goodison Park until 2020. But Everton have insisted Holgate has not been signed as a potential replacement for John Stones, who will not be sold to Chelsea, according to manager Roberto Martinez. “Mason, at 18, has already played 20 games in League One and that shows the potential he has,” Martinez added. “He will be a phenomenal young prospect coming into that golden generation we feel we have at the club and he will be a good one for the future. “Mason is a completely different type of player to John but in terms of personality and character they are very similar.” Holgate had been linked with a move to Manchester United after spending time on trial with the club earlier in the summer, but an expected bid never materialised, while Bournemouth and Newcastle had also been interested. Press Association
Published on February 1, 2017 at 7:03 am Contact Paul: email@example.com | @pschweds Syracuse (13-9, 5-4 Atlantic Coast) travels to Raleigh to take on North Carolina State (14-8, 3-6) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Orange is 5-2 against conference opponents outside the Top 25 but has yet to win a game outside of the Carrier Dome this season.Here are answers to your most pressing game day questions.How can you watch the game? Syracuse-N.C. State will air on ESPN2. Here are channel listings based on provider.• Time Warner: 301 and 25 for non-digital subscribers• Verizon Fios: 574 (high-definition) and 74 (standard-definition)• DirecTV: 209• Dish Network: 144• New Visions: 760 (high-definition) and 74 (standard-definition)How can Tyler Lydon contribute without scoring? In nearly every other facet of the game. He can still be Syracuse’s best player even when he doesn’t fill up the scoring column.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow has Andrew White improved throughout this season? His defense has gotten a lot better recently.What did Jim Boeheim and Mark Gottfried say before the matchup? Take a look at recaps of the two coaches’ appearances on the ACC teleconference. (Boeheim, Gottfried)What do our beat writers think will happen? Check out their picks, here.Anything else to know about the Wolfpack? Here’s a preview of N.C. State. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
The roster looks dramatically different from last year’s after securing the No. 7 recruiting class in the nation, highlighted by five-star freshman forwards Isaiah Mobley and Onyeka Okongwu. Mobley was named to the watch list for the Malone Award, given to the top power forward in the nation. Those two are the fifth- and seventh-highest rated recruits, respectively, in USC’s history (not including 2020 center Evan Mobley, who is ranked No. 1 in his class). The Pac-12 preseason media poll had the Trojans finishing fifth in the conference behind Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Arizona. Washington brought in two stud freshmen forwards in the front court — Jaden McDaniels, who has drawn comparisons to a young Kevin Durant, and Isaiah Stewart. Sophomore transfer forward and former Trojan J’Raan Brooks will sit this season due to NCAA eligibility rules, but sophomore transfer guard Quade Green was ruled eligible over the weekend. The Huskies lost their top player from last year, Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Matisse Thybulle, to the first round of the NBA Draft. The Trojans will take on Florida A&M Tuesday at 8 p.m. to begin the regular season. Editor’s note: A previous version of this article included inaccurate statistics from USC’s preseason game against Santa Clara. The article has been updated online with the correct information. Rakocevic was second in last year’s team in scoring with 14.7 points per game to go along with 9.3 rebounds. He is the sixth-leading returning scorer and second-leading rebounder in the Pac-12, and was named to the watch list for the Abdul-Jabbar award, given to the nation’s top centers. The Buffaloes return their two top players in juniors guard McKinley Wright IV and guard/forward Tyler Bey, who was the winner of the Pac-12’s Most Improved Player of the Year Award and named All-Pac-12 Conference First Team last season. Although this year’s recruiting class ranked last in the Pac-12, the Buffaloes have plenty of experience and depth, and the team’s core is entering its third season together. Returning for this season are seniors guard Jonah Mathews and forward Nick Rakocevic, redshirt sophomore guard Charles O’Bannon Jr. and sophomore guard Elijah Weaver. Head coach Andy Enfield added graduate transfer guard Daniel Utomi and redshirt senior guard Quinton Adlesh. Both will bring veteran leadership, physicality and shooting to the Trojans. Adding physicality, athleticism, versatile defenders and even more shooting is a great start, and if the team can gel and play unselfish basketball in order to reach its potential, the Trojans will have a chance in a crowded Pac-12. O’Bannon is ready to make an impact after a broken left pinky finger limited him to just one game last season. Weaver, who started five games as a freshman and averaged 5.1 points per game, will provide shooting and ball handling. He scored 11 points in the exhibition against Villanova. “The two of them are really fun to watch,” Enfield said of Utomi and Adlesh in an interview with the Orange County Register. “We hope that they can grow quickly because we need both of them to contribute.” Despite having two players last season now in the NBA — first-round pick guard Kevin Porter Jr. and undrafted free agent forward Bennie Boatwright — the squad could only muster a disappointing 16-17 record overall and 8-10 in conference, leading to an eventual Pac-12 quarterfinal defeat at the hands of regular season champion Washington. This lack of translation from talent to on-court success has been a recent trend. Last season, the Trojans had the Pac-12’s highest team three-point percentage, the most assists per game and scored the third-most points per game. However, between a 2-8 record on the road and allowing the seventh-most points per game in the Pac-12, it will take much more consistency to contend this year. The Trojans have six freshmen that should make an impact from the get-go, including four-star small forward Max Agbonkpolo, three-star guards Kyle Sturdivant and Ethan Anderson and three star shooting guard and two-sport athlete Drake London once he finishes the football season. The freshmen scored 56 points in USC’s 72-68 preseason victory over Santa Clara, led by Okongwu’s 17. Mathews, who was one of two players to start every game for the Trojans last season, was third in the team in scoring, putting up 12.6 points per game. The success of this year’s squad will likely be predicated on the performance of its freshman. Amid FBI investigations and allegations against head coach Sean Miller, the Arizona Wildcats were able to bring in yet another uber-talented class, with two of ESPN’s top 10 players in the country in freshmen guards Nico Mannion and Josh Green. After a couple of inconsistent and underwhelming seasons, the Wildcats need to get back on track or else more people will call for Miller’s firing. The Trojans are coming off their winningest four-year span in program history with 87 total victories. That said, a loss in the Round of 32 like 2017 isn’t exactly the golden standard for a team that has consistently been in the top 35 in recruiting — and has improved its incoming classes every year. Freshman forward Isaiah Mobley and the young Trojan team are looking to compete for a conference championship this season. (Sarah Ko | Daily Trojan) Oregon will be led by last year’s conference tournament MVP, senior guard Payton Pritchard, who has hit countless clutch shots over conference opponents throughout his career. He’ll be aided by the Ducks’ No. 4-ranked recruiting class. The USC men’s basketball team opens its regular season Tuesday night as it begins the hunt for its first March Madness appearance since 2017. Although they’ll be without their top recruit, freshman center N’Faly Dante, for the first nine games of the season due to the NCAA missing his clearance date, five-star forward CJ Walker and four-star point guard Addison Patterson and forward Chandler Lawson will contribute early for the Ducks. “Gritty and tough, that’s what we want to be labeled as. A team you don’t want to play against,” Mathews said in an interview with the Orange County Register. “There’s some teams that you don’t want to meet up with in the tournament or whatever, and we want that to be us.”
The Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will on 1 May witness one of the biggest grudge fights in Nigeria’s boxing history. It will see Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai, reigning national lightweight champion, defend his crown against savage puncher Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph is the headline bout of GOtv Boxing Night 7, organisers announced in Lagos on Wednesday.The fight, which has twice been rescheduled on account of injury to the champion, will offer Nurudeen the chance to redeem himself after being knocked out in the fifth round of their explosive challenge clash at GOtv Boxing Night 4. Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director of Flykite Promotions, organisers of the event, said at a press conference that the time is ripe for the two boxers to test themselves again.“The fight was twice shifted because of injury to Nurudeen, who is an explosive boxer in his own right. The challenger is one of the rising stars of Nigerian boxing and previous winner of the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing Night. The fight has all the ingredients of a thriller: grudge, determination, chance for glory and an eye on the N1million cash prize for the best boxer,” he said.Sponsored by GOtv, the event is sanctioned by the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control and supported by MultiChoice, Paragonis Multimedia Limited, Complete Sports, KSquare Security, Newsbreak,ng, Brila FM, Bond FM and SuperSports, which will broadcast it live in 47 African countries.Five other fights are lined of for the event. In the cruiserweight division, Idowu “Noble” Okusote will fight Chibuzor “Chibunky” Vincent. Another lightweight clash will see Osamudiamen “Shiso” Goodluck, a graduate of the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, duel with exciting Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu. The middleweight category brings together Chukwuebuka “Wise King” Ezewudo and Ganiyu “Energy” Kolawole, both graduates of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search. Another graduate of the search, Godwin “Emirate” will make his professional bow when he takes on Ebenezer ‘Anambra Tiger” Okoli in a heavyweight challenge bout.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Dave McDowell, FSB: Hitting the bullseye during the global sports blackout June 8, 2020 Related Articles Share Sports betting platform and systems provider FSB Tech has secured a new agreement with private bookmaker Goldchip, which will see two roll-out a new digital sportsbook and online casino.Under the terms of the new agreement, FSB will integrate its flexible sports betting solutions with Goldchip’s existing technology, which is hoped to boost both user experience as well as the operator’s betting services.David McDowell, CEO at FSB, commented: “We’re delighted to announce yet another bespoke and progressive partnership, with one of the emerging forces of the UK’s high-end scene. FSB’s tailored approach sets us apart with a uniquely modular, flexible raft of solutions which are easy to partition according to client preference, and light to deploy.“We look forward to evolving our managed solution with Goldchip over the coming year, enabling them to refine their digital offering, without ever sacrificing the customer-first approach that has made them so successful in the rarefied air of VIP bookmaking.”Goldchip punters will benefit from the FSB unique pricing models, which will deliver in-play odds as well as markets for a variety of sports.Goldchip Operations Manager Rob Stephenson added: “FSB’s pioneering platform aligns perfectly with our dedication to major sports and traditional betting markets. We handle millions of pounds worth of bets every month and have become the private member’s bookmaker of choice. Our business is built on a foundation of peerless customer service. Now we have the tools to set ourselves apart in the digital domain, too.“Our VIP service is premised on entertainment and that old-school thrill of pitting your wits against our traders. FSB’s elastic platform now ensures that our specially tailored services effectively cater to whichever betting preferences or channel our members prioritise.”In addition to the betting services, FSB will make its proprietary gaming platform available to Goldchip customers, which will include over 3000 casino games, virtual sports and lottery solutions. StumbleUpon Submit Share Fast growth FSB appoints Susan Ball as corporate advisor January 29, 2020 David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Puzzle upon puzzle marks the path ahead June 4, 2020
What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “It was shocking, but it doesn’t matter to me, you know what I mean? I’m not a guy who reads the media anyway,” Leonard said. “We’re gonna manage it the best way we can to keep me healthy and that’s the most important thing, me being healthy moving forward.”In his media address before Wednesday’s game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters that Leonard – who was was out with what was described on the Clippers’ injury report as “load management (knee)” – “feels great, but he feels great because of what we’ve been doing.”But as far as the league was concerned, the three-time All-Star missed the game (a 129-124 Clippers’ loss) because he was injured, not because he was resting.It was the disparity between the rationale that Rivers offered for Leonard’s absence and the medical reason that violated league rules, the NBA said in the release.“Following additional review of the L.A. Clippers not playing Kawhi Leonard in last night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the NBA has confirmed that the team’s decision to sit Leonard for management of an injury was consistent with league rules. The team has reasonably determined that Leonard is suffering from an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee and has been placed by the team at this time on an injury protocol for back-to-back games.” Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Leonard expressed disappointment in the league’s decision.“I mean, for me, I’m on (Rivers’) side, you know what I mean?” Leonard said. “I’m a Clipper, he’s my coach, so that’s just disappointing. It feels like they want players to play if they’re not ready, but it is what it is. Like I said, I don’t read into it, I gotta do what’s gonna make me healthy and is gonna help the team be successful, and that’s me being able to play basketball games for us.”Leonard – who is averaging 29 points, 8.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.1 steals – also missed the first game of a back-to-back set last week in Utah. The Clippers also lost that game, which also was broadcast nationally by ESPN.Those games off are helping him deal with the injury, he said.“I mean, it just helps just from me pushing on something that’s not ready,” said Leonard, who scored a game-high 27 points Thursday. “So we’re just gonna keep managing it, moving forward. I’m not a doctor, that’s for the doctors and my training staff is for, letting me know. (I) just tell them how I feel and like I said, just gotta keep moving forward.”Leonard played nine games in his final season with the San Antonio Spurs, in 2017-18, when he was suffering from a quadriceps injury. After being traded to Toronto the following offseason, Leonard stuck to a load management plan that kept him strategically sidelined for 22 of the Raptors’ games – and healthy enough for an extended playoff run that ended in the franchise’s first NBA title.After signing with the Clippers, both the team and Leonard indicated that he didn’t plan to adhere to as stringent a load management schedule this season.“It’s different this season,” Leonard said at media day. “Last year, I was going in with an injury that I was dealing with the year before still lingering, and we knew that I had to be healthy going throughout the season and making it to the playoffs. But this year I’m feeling good, feeling way better than I was at the start of last season. But there’s really no plan laid out yet.”Related Articles LOS ANGELES — The NBA fined the Clippers $50,000 on Thursday for statements it deemed inconsistent with what the team reported to the league regarding Kawhi Leonard’s health, indicating in a news release “that Leonard is suffering from an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee.”The famously private superstar, who joined the Clippers in free agency this offseason, confirmed that he’s been dealing with an injury that will continue to keep him from playing both games when they’re scheduled back to back.“No. That’s not what the doctor’s prescribing right now,” he said after the Clippers’ 107-101 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday at Staples Center. “That’s all I can say about it, we’re gonna manage it and just keep moving forward.”Leonard also said he was not pleased with the league’s decision to reveal the nature of his injury. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Leonard missed two of the team’s first eight games.Meeting again with the media before Thursday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers – for which Leonard was in the lineup – Rivers was determined not to delve deeply back into the issue, saying he was “scared” even to answer questions related to load management. He also was careful about his response to the fine.“I think we said it all,” Rivers said. “I’m not getting into it, so no is the answer. What we said, we said, and whatever the release was, which I haven’t seen, is the release.”“Yeah, you’re always disappointed (in a fine),” Rivers added. “Sometimes you agree with a fine, sometimes you don’t. Doesn’t matter, that’s the one thing I’ve learned.”The league also fined the Clippers $50,000 for violating tampering following Rivers’ comments during last season’s playoffs, when the coach appeared in an ESPN special and compared Leonard with Michael Jordan, calling the Clipper-to-be “the most like Jordan we’ve seen.”
“That’s when I called it quits for the night. I guess the protocol is to do an EKG.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Dozier said he had experienced irregular heartbeats all his life, so the EKG result did not cause him to worry. But he had never taken Zyrtec, the brand name of an antihistamine drug. According to the manufacturer’s website, some kinds of Zyrtec contain pseudoephedrine, a stimulant, whose side effects include possible dizziness.“No more Zyrtec for me,” Dozier said.The veteran second baseman said the dizziness lifted once he came out of the game.Coincidentally, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was hospitalized with a more serious heart issue last Thursday in Colorado. This one, however, was merely a false alarm. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — Heart problems are nothing to sneeze at, but it turns out Brian Dozier’s dizzy spell Monday night was not serious.Dozier was removed after the eighth inning of Monday night’s loss to the San Francisco Giants. A subsequent EKG test, which measures heart activity, produced an abnormal result.On Tuesday, Dozier was back in the leadoff spot and able to laugh about the whole incident.“Coming from Colorado (on Sunday), I had a lot of sinus issues, sickness feelings,” he said. “I took a Zyrtec before the game. I don’t take any kind of stimulant … coffee, I don’t do that stuff. Apparently (Zyrtec) has a little bit in it, which caught up to me in the sixth or seventh inning. I became very, very dizzy. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start INJURY UPDATESPitcher John Axford was placed on the 10-day disabled list to make room for Tuesday’s starting pitcher, Alex Wood. Axford suffered a slight break on the tip of his right fibula Sunday in Colorado when he was struck by a ground ball. Roberts estimated Axford’s recovery time at 2-3 weeks.Jansen is still wearing a wireless heart monitor around his chest, five days after he suffered an atrial fibrillation. He ran sprints and walked the Dodger Stadium warning track, where he usually does his pregame conditioning run.Jansen said a hitter would stand in the batter’s box but not swing during his scheduled bullpen session on Wednesday.Right-hander Daniel Hudson (right forearm tightness) threw a brief simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday.Julio Urías will make his next rehabilitation start Wednesday for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Roberts said Urías will pitch two complete innings, then face one batter in the third.Chase Utley (left wrist inflammation) faced live pitching prior to Tuesday’s game. He and Max Muncy each got several at-bats against minor league pitcher Hunter Speer, a 23-year-old right-hander whom the Dodgers selected in the June draft.JARRIN RECOGNIZEDThe Southern California Sports Broadcasters organization announced that Spanish-language Dodgers announcer Jaime Jarrin will become the third recipient of its Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award at the SCSB’s annual awards luncheon, scheduled for Jan. 28, 2019.Jarrin, 82, began announcing Dodger games in Spanish in 1959. He became the longest-tenured announcer in major league baseball when Scully retired in 2017 after 67 seasons with the Dodgers.ALSOJoc Pederson will bat against a different minor league pitcher prior to Wednesday’s game, Roberts said. The Dodgers’ left-handed batters, including Pederson and Muncy, are getting relatively few starts this week by design. … After facing southpaw Derek Holland on Wednesday, the Dodgers are scheduled to face left-handed pitchers Friday (Wade LeBlanc) and Sunday (Marco Gonzales) in Seattle.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 3-0, 2.12 ERA) vs. Giants (LHP Derek Holland, 6-8, 3.97 ERA), Wednesday, 7 p.m., KTLA/5, SportsNet LA (where available), MLB Network (out of market only)Staff Writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this report.Related Articles