Jonathan Hill approved as Financial Services commissioner

first_imgHe said the majority for “conservative problem commissioners” – among which he counted Hill and Jyrki Katainen, the former Finnish prime minister to be in charge of all economic Commission portfolios – was only possible after S&D entered a “crooked deal” with the European People’s Party (EPP).Giegold said the agreement, which saw two further commissioners approved that he deemed problematic, saw the grand coalition of S&D and EPP “kicking” European democracy.Hill met with initial resistance when Juncker announced the distribution of portfolios and was recalled by ECON after his first confirmation hearing left MEPs feeling underwhelmed.He was asked back for a second hearing to provide further detail on several important policy areas, including the Capital Markets Union and which areas of the non-banking sector he deemed ‘too big to fail’. The European Parliament has backed Jonathan Hill as the next commissioner for Financial Services, despite some MEPs’ ongoing concerns over his past work as a lobbyist.Following a second confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Hill saw his membership in the College of Commissioners approved by 45 votes to 13.A second vote saw 42 members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) back him as Jean-Claude Juncker’s commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, with 16 opposing.German MEP Sven Giegold, previously highly critical of the choice of Hill to oversee Financial Services, said the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) group in Parliament had been forced to approve too many questionable candidates to ensure French commissioner-designate Pierre Moscovici did not encounter any problems.last_img read more

New St Vincent airport making progress

first_img Share The terminal at the new Argyle International AirportST VINCENT — Getting to St Vincent and the Grenadines could be a whole lot easier by the end of next year.The government said this week that the Argyle International Airport project remains on schedule toward a completion date at the end of 2014.St Vincent is a particularly mountainous island, something that required the demolition of three large hills to make room for the runways.Today, runway earth works are 85 percent complete, while the passenger terminal is 91 percent complete, the government said.The airport is being built on a 275-acre site, with the finished runway planned for 9,000 feet in length and 150 feet in width — long enough to receive Boeing 747s.The largely Taiwan-backed project needed $80 million for completion; Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said the funding had been procured through a combination of “land sales and bank loans.”Total project costs exceed $200 million, according to reports.It seems that the major air carriers are waiting until the airport is complete to officially sign on for new routes to St Vincent and the Grenadines.When that does happen, however, it could be a transformational event for the country’s tourism industry.Today, the main island of St Vincent is served by the ET Joshua Airport, which largely hosts intra-island service within the Grenadines chain and regional service to islands including Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and St Lucia on carriers like LIAT and SVG Air.Caribbean Journal Tweet 635 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img BusinessLifestyleTravel New St Vincent airport making progress by: – November 13, 2013 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Jailed men facing additional charges

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — Two men already serving time for a crime in Dearborn County, are now facing charges in Ripley County after police say they committed multiple burglaries around Osgood.According to court records, Dustin W. Riley, 35, and Corey W. Heidorn, 31, have both been charged with four counts of Burglary, two counts of Receiving Stolen Goods, and one count of Theft, while Riley faces an additional charge of Auto Theft and a habitual offender enhancement.Police say the two committed the burglaries in January and February of 2016.During a search of multiple properties, officers found multiple stolen items including jewelry, electronics, outdoor power equipment, instruments, cash, and firearms.last_img

Juventus in advanced talks to sign Barcelona striker

first_imgAdvertisement Read Also: Man City agree personal terms to sign Messi on three-year deal Mundo Deportivo’s Francesc Aguilar reports on similar lines, suggesting that the Bianconeri are ahead of the opposition, however Suarez financial compensation from Barcelona for the remainder of his contract, before agreeing to terminate his contract. Juve have also been linked with Dzeko, Alexandre Lacazette and a possible return for former striker Moise Kean, who could return to Turin as a backup. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future Juventus are in advanced talks for Barcelona striker Luis Suarez this summer, according to reports from Spain and Italy. With Gonzalo Higuain set to terminate his contract in the coming weeks and Edin Dzeko no closer to leaving Roma, the Bianconeri may turn to Suarez as their new number nine. La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Juve are in advanced negotiations for the Uruguayan striker and are ahead of the competition which includes Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax, the club where Suarez launched his career.center_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Schneiderlin sees Saints improving

first_img Pochettino replaced Nigel Adkins as manager at St Mary’s in January and won plaudits for the attacking style of play he introduced as he guided Saints to a 14th-placed finish on their return to the Barclays Premier League. But former France Under-21 international Schneiderlin feels a whole summer on the south coast has allowed Pochettino to fully introduce his own footballing philosophy in to the squad. “It is a massive thing,” he said. “Last year we changed the way we played straightaway but we couldn’t really work on the special things because we didn’t really have time to do it. “This year we have had two months to know exactly what he wanted from us and to work on the specific things and now I think we are going to be better with and without the ball.” The former Strasbourg man has been at Southampton since 2008 and was a consistent performer in the club’s first season back in the top flight for seven years last season. The coming campaign brings great optimism amongst everyone involved with Saints as heavy summer investment in defender Dejan Lovren and midfielder Victor Wanyama means striving for a better finish by May 2014 should be more achievable. “I can’t say a target – we want to finish as high as possible,” Schneiderlin said. “The first couple of games are going to give us a good idea of what we can do and we want to take it game by game and finish as high as possible. “We want to obviously do a lot better than last year. Last year we could have finished in the top 10 if we had not lost some games towards the end of the campaign – We know that in the Premier League the ups and downs and be very quick. “I think we have prepared ourselves very well, we have trained very hard through this pre-season and we have just got better and better with every friendly game we have played. “This week we have tried to correct those little details that we didn’t do quite as well and now we are finally ready to start the season.” As well as the additions of Lovren and Wanyama, Southampton have one more international player amongst their ranks following Rickie Lambert’s memorable England bow on Wednesday evening. The 31-year-old headed in the winning goal in England’s 3-2 win over Scotland with his first touch as an international footballer but, having played and trained with him for almost four years, Lambert’s impact at Wembley came as no shock to Schneiderlin. “We just congratulated him because what he has done is fantastic,” he said. “It didn’t surprise us at all because he is a goalscorer and will score goals against any team. “Last year it took him just 20 minutes to score in the Premier League and it took him two minutes to score in an international game so it just shows how good he is.” Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin believes the new season will see an improvement in Southampton’s play as manager Mauricio Pochettino has been able to establish his own blueprint for success during pre-season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one

first_img(REUTERS) – Serena Williams returned to the top of the WTA world rankings yesterday and immediately shared the news with her unborn baby.The American, who is skipping the rest of the year after announcing last week that she was pregnant, took to social media to offer her first public thoughts on impending motherhood.“My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace,” the 35-year-old who owns 23 grand slam titles, said on Instagram.“I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year,” she continues.“But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you… once again today. From the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. – Your Mommy.”Williams set off a day of frenzied speculation last Wednesday with a selfie posted on social media — posing for a photo in a yellow one-piece swimsuit on Snapchat — with the caption “20 weeks”.She deleted the post shortly afterwards but her Los Angeles-based publicist Kelly Bush Novak later confirmed that the player, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, was indeed expecting her first child.It seems likely she was several weeks pregnant when she won this year’s Australian Open to move to within one grand slam title of matching Australian Margaret Court’s record of 24.Her message yesterday appears to underline her resolve to return to action next year.Despite not having played since January when she moved ahead of Steffi Graf as the most successful tennis player in the professional era by beating sister Venus in the Australian Open final, she replaced Germany’s Angelique Kerber as world number one in the rankings yesterday.last_img read more

Women’s soccer: Badgers fall short of Big Ten title on final day

first_imgThe No. 19 University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (12-3-3, 6-2-3 Big Ten) finished their Big Ten regular season schedule over the weekend, missing the regular season title but earning the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten. The Badgers beat Nebraska (8-6-4, 4-4-3 Big Ten) 1–0 Thursday in their home regular season finale before falling to The Ohio State University (9-5-3, 6-2-3 Big Ten) 2–1 in Columbus Sunday.The shutout over Nebraska was business as usual for a Badger team that has been incredibly effective on defense as of late, allowing just three goals in their previous five contests. At goal, Jordyn Bloomer was limited but effective in her work, notching all five of her save opportunities.Forward Lauren Rice’s first period score was the lone goal in the contest and was also her seventh of the season. 2018 has been a breakout year for Rice as the sophomore leads Wisconsin in goals with seven.Men’s Soccer: Flourishing Badgers to face Northwestern WednesdayThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (7-5-2, 4-2 Big Ten) will look to continue their dramatic rise as they Read…In her post-match conversation with UW Athletics, Head Coach Paula Wilkins was impressed with the Badgers’ ability to maintain their early lead versus a tough opponent in Nebraska.“Nebraska poses a very interesting problem, tactically,” Wilkins said. “What they do, they do very well. I thought our team bought into the game plan and was disciplined in what they did and I thought they brought a physical challenge that they needed to bring.”Entering the game against Ohio State, Wisconsin had an opportunity to be Big Ten regular season co-champions with Penn State as the Badgers were just three points behind them in the standings heading into each team’s final match. But Penn State secured the outright title and continued their seven-game win streak with a 2–0 shutout versus Minnesota.Men’s basketball: Approaching opener, Badgers look to put last season’s struggles in rear view mirrorLast season didn’t go as planned for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, and that’s almost certainly an understatement. Read…After the Big Ten championship was decided, Wisconsin still had to play their game versus Ohio State. The Buckeyes scored quickly with a ninth-minute goal from forward Marissa Birzon. But Dani Rhodes answered quickly for the striker’s fourth goal of the season, knotting the game up at 1–1.Following an own goal off a deflection by Camryn Biegalski, the Badgers needed another score to equalize. Despite putting up eight shots in the second period, Wisconsin couldn’t hit the back of the net and the team ended their regular season with a 2–1 defeat.But the Badgers can still earn conference honors with a Big Ten Tournament championship, a feat the team hasn’t achieved since 2015. Wisconsin will host No. 5 seed Illinois at the McClimon Complex for the Big Ten Quarterfinal Sunday.last_img read more

Robert Morris transfer Marcquise Reed has led Clemson to its best season in years

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 28, 2018 at 11:47 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu UPDATED: March 1, 2018 at 2:42 p.m.In a tight game against a team from Baltimore, Marcquise Reed, then a high school player at St. Vincent Pallotti (Maryland) High School, threw a questionable pass. His coach, Shae Johnson, knew he shouldn’t have thrown it. Reed turned the ball over and St.Vincent lost the game. After, Reed told his coach he would become a better point guard.“And he did,” Johnson said. “After that … everything was always steady. He learned from every mistake. That was the biggest thing for me for him in high school.”Reed, now a shooting guard and redshirt junior at No. 18 Clemson (22-7, 11-6 Atlantic Coast), has taken his talents to new heights. His team-leading 16.2 points per game have helped the Tigers to fourth place in the ACC in a year they were picked to finish 13th in the ACC Preseason Poll.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut it hasn’t been an easy path. In high school, Reed’s teammate Tariq Owens, now at St. John’s, was the one garnering attention from Power-5 conference college teams, according to Johnson.“When they would come to our practices, Marcquise would be the first thing they asked about,” Johnson recalled. “Like ‘man, we’ve never heard of him, who is that?’”Still, no Power-5 offer came. So Reed attended Robert Morris University.The university is located just outside of Pittsburgh, a little more than four hours away from his hometown in Landover, Maryland. Reed cited Robert Morris’ reasonable proximity to his home as a reason he chose to play there, as well the fact that they were in need of better guard play.“They are a winning program,” he said. “They go to the NCAA Tournament a lot. That’s something I wanted to do in my years in college, so it was just a big opportunity to play right away and get some experience.”In the 2014-15 season, Reed was the second-highest scorer for Robert Morris, averaging 15.1 points per game, just behind Rodney Pryor, who averaged 15.6. Reed won NEC Rookie of the Year honors.Robert Morris won the NEC Tournament as the four-seed to clinch a Tournament berth. Reed posted 19 points in a First Four win over North Florida before putting up 22 points in a Round-of-64 loss to No.1-seeded Duke.Reed said he has used that tournament experience to help Clemson. No one on this year’s Clemson team has been there aside from Texas A&M transfer Elijah Thomas and Michigan transfer Mark Donnal.“Those guys at Robert Morris just worked hard, never gave up and we just had that will to win,” Reed said. “So that’s what I’m trying to bring here to Clemson.”Transferring wasn’t something Reed actively thought about until after the season. He ultimately transferred to Clemson because he cherished the opportunity to play in the ACC, a conference he knew was one of the best. He was confident from his AAU days he could compete with the best. He just needed an opportunity.His AAU coach of two years, Aaron Williams was, not surprised that it only took one season for Reed to end up at a bigger school.“He stayed in the gym, and with his work ethic, the sky was the limit for him as far as what he wanted to do with basketball,” Williams said.After sitting out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Reed averaged 10 points per game his first year at Clemson while playing 21.5 minutes per game off the bench. When star Jaron Blossomgame graduated, Reed was told by head coach Brad Brownell that he would need to play a more prominent role for the 2017-18 season.While his minutes have increased, one thing has always stayed the same: Reed needs his music before each game, something even Williams recalled. Reed’s playlist includes songs by artists such as Gucci Mane, Meek Mill and Kodak Black.It helps Reed, who now plays a team-high 34.6 minutes per game, stay locked in. He said Clemson’s success this year comes down to more than natural talent.“Our chemistry has been picking up real good, and the young guys play with so much energy and effort,” he said. “So, I think it’s not so much the talent, it’s just our will to work hard and chemistry and just to play the full 40 minutes.”A 12-1 start for the Tigers led to their first AP Top 25 ranking in eight years on Jan. 1. But on Jan. 20, Clemson lost a key player for the season when senior power forward Donte Grantham, the team’s second-leading scorer, tore his ACL.Since losing Grantham, Clemson has won five of nine games. Reed said Brownell made a few tweaks to allow Clemson to play bigger, compensating for the loss of Grantham’s size. Reed also noted the team has kept Grantham involved by allowing him to offer up what he sees from the sideline. Reed said, the loss ultimately only increased Clemson’s drive to win.“It was definitely a very emotional time to lose our teammate and our brother,” Reed said. “Losing him kind of made us go harder. We basically try to win it for him too, as well, so I think losing him made us connected even more.”Johnson and Williams both watch almost all their former player’s games. Johnson even calls him often to make sure he’s taking care of his body and to offer him encouragement.“They drop a game, ‘On to the next one, stay positive,’” Johnson said he tells Reed. “If he didn’t shoot well, ‘Keep shooting the ball.’ Any key area he may have struggled in that game, I’m trying to encourage him at all times.”Both former coaches believe Reed will one day end up in the NBA because of his talent and his will to work hard.Reed plans on making it happen even if it means playing overseas or in the G-League first.“Whichever way I got to go to get there, I’ll take it,” he said.For the foreseeable future, Reed’s focus remains on Clemson. With a 22-7 record this season, the Tigers will almost certainly hear their name called on Selection Sunday for the first time since 2011. It won’t quite be Gucci Mane, but it will be music to Reed’s ears.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Aaron Williams was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. 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Langdon races to Top Fuel win at NHRA U.S. Nationals

first_img FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 7th September, 2020 08:02 IST Langdon Races To Top Fuel Win At NHRA U.S. Nationals  Shawn Langdon powered to his first Top Fuel victory since 2016 on Sunday, beating Leah Pruett in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.  Shawn Langdon powered to his first Top Fuel victory since 2016 on Sunday, beating Leah Pruett in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.Langdon had a 3.705-second run at 326.32 mph against Pruett for his 17th career win at second at Indy.“There’s been a lot of hard work that has gone into this team,” Langdon said. “We’ve had an awesome car the entire weekend and it’s just a great team. How much work they put into this, it’s really impressive. This is an awesome deal, and when I hit the gas I knew we had it as long as we didn’t smoke the tires.”Jack Beckman won in Funny Car, Erica Enders in Pro Stock, and Scotty Pollacheck in Pro Stock Motorcycle.Points leader Beckman beat J.R. Todd with a 3.908 at 327.35 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat for his second victory of the year and 32nd overall.Erica Enders raced to he 27th win and first of the year, topping Matt Hartford with a 6.606 at 208.55 in a Camaro.Pollacheck rode an EBR to his first career victory, going 6.790 at 200.53 in the final round against Andrew Hines to break the track speed record. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 7th September, 2020 08:02 IST COMMENT Written By LIVE TVlast_img read more

Playtech secures Caesars EMEA casino systems management contract for UK properties

first_img Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Submit Industry platform and technology systems Playtech Plc has confirmed that it has secured a contract agreement with US casino operator Caesars Entertainment EMEA division to supply its casino management provisions across eight UK properties including the world-famous Empire Casino in central London.The casino management provisions will be delivered by Playtech subsidiary IGS, and will replace Caesars EMEA legacy systems with Playtech ‘Neon Enterprise’ solutions.Moving forward Caesars EMEA properties will gain better reporting and player management services across its UK portfolio which currently covers 178 gaming tables and 427 electronic terminals.Furthermore, Caesars EMEA detailed that it would optimise its security and compliance provisions by integrating ‘Neon Enterprise’ solutions, advancing Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC) and Enhanced Due Diligence controls.Alex Oswald, CFO of Caesars Entertainment EMEA, said: “From my previous experience of using Neon – specifically Neon Analytics and the data it provides operators – I knew that it would make a significant impact if deployed within Caesars Entertainment properties.“IGS’ approach to scoping the required system features and integrations – which are numerous within the estate – set them apart during partner evaluations.”Martin Sykes, Managing Director of IGS, commented on the Caesars EMEA contract “We’re committed to the expansion of Neon Enterprise across the UK and bringing Caesars Entertainment EMEA on board cements our position as leaders in the market.“By deploying regular, road-mapped changes to all customers, such as suspicious ticket-in, ticket-out (TITO) activity features in the spring release, we are able to move the whole customer base forward together.“The specific strategy of focusing on compliance controls in the last 18 months has paid dividends and I look forward to working with Caesars in the coming years ahead.”  Sykes added. Related Articles Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020last_img read more