Ken’s deputy rules out compulsory housing

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Financial Reporting Council to set up joint disciplinary tribunals for actuaries

first_imgThe UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has released proposals to set up joint disciplinary tribunals for professional misconduct hearings involving actuaries and accountants.The proposed changes affect the actuarial disciplinary scheme that deals with complaints about actuaries that give rise to a point of public interest.The FRC is proposing that, where a complaint arising out of a single set of facts involves both actuaries and accountants, the complaint should be heard by a single tribunal.The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has said it broadly welcomes the move. In a statement, the IFoA’s general counsel Ben Kemp said: “We welcome the FRC’s consultation, which aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its public interest tribunal process.“We remain committed to working in partnership with the FRC to ensure the smooth and efficient introduction of any proposed changes.”The FRC and the IFoA are charged with oversight of the actuarial profession.The FRC sets and maintains the profession’s rulebook, the Technical Actuarial Standards, as well as the Actuarial Standard Technical Memorandum.In addition, the council oversees the regulation of actuaries by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.The FRC also operates two disciplinary schemes covering both actuaries and accountants, the Accountancy Scheme and the Actuarial Scheme.Broadly speaking, the two schemes deal with serious allegations of misconduct by a member of the two professions that give rise to a point of public interest.Although the schemes share many common features, they are nonetheless separate disciplinary processes.The proposed amendments, however, could lead to the introduction of new joint tribunals that would hear complaints arising out of the same set of facts under the two schemes.In its consultation document, the FRC said the aim of the change is to “enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the disciplinary arrangements, to promote consistency and, where possible, to reduce duplication of costs by providing for one hearing rather than two”.Joint tribunal hearings, the FRC added, will “promote consistency of regulation and co-ordinated resolution of disciplinary cases”.In the longer term, the FRC expects the shift to combined hearings “to reduce rather than increase the costs associated with a disciplinary case involving both accountants and actuaries” Interested parties have until 16 July to comment on the proposals.The FRC has signalled it will publish its formal response later this year.The text of the consultation document is available here.last_img read more

Poolside paradise hits the market

first_img37 Alexandra St, North WardThe property is being marketed by Keyes & Co Property principal Damien Keyes, who said they had already had 30 groups inspect the home.“We’ve had quite a few families as well as local North Ward residents checking the market but there has also been plenty of genuine buyers,” Mr Keyes said.“We’ve had professional families looking at it along with some people who have relocated to Townsville.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s definitely in a location that commands attention – Alexandra St has a long established reputation as being one of Townsville’s most prestigious streets.” 37 Alexandra St, North Ward 37 Alexandra St, North WardThere is an outdoor shower facility and a powder room next to the in-ground pool and low-maintenance lawns and gardens.Inside the home there is multiple living zones with timber floors thought the main living area and ceramic tiled in the family room at the rear of the house.The property is within walking distance to Townsville Grammar School and Queens Gardens as well as tennis courts, parklands and touch football grounds. 37 Alexandra St, North WardMr Keyes said he was also expecting plenty of interest from upsizers taking advantage of Townsville’s affordable market.“In prime spots like these a lot of locals are looking to upgrade because the market is at such a good time to buy,” he said.The owners have added a pool and entertainment pavilion. The pavilion has a huge lounge and dining area with views of Castle Hill. 37 Alexandra St, North WardNESTLED  at the base of Castle Hill in one of Townsville’s most prestigious streets, this North Ward home delivers a stand out entertaining area.37 Alexandra St has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two car spaces and will go to auction on Saturday, August 11.The home is on the high side of Alexandra St on a 1012sq m elevated block and has views of Castle Hill.last_img read more

PGS kicks off Viking Graben extension project

first_imgFurthermore, PGS says it offers a efficiency gain and reduced environmental footprint compared to node-based exploration. This industry-funded project further extends the GeoStreamer X area within the Viking Graben by 1160 square kilometres. It also builds on the 2019 GeoStreamer X pilot project in the same area. PGS seismic vessel Ramform Vanguard has begun a new multi-azimuth marine seismic survey in the North Sea. Norwegian seismic player said the first data is due in the third quarter 2020. The GeoStreamer X Viking Graben 2020 extension project will again combine three acquisition directions with PGS’ latest technology. “Our GeoStreamer X Viking Graben pilot clearly demonstrated the positive project economics and the illumination uplift that can be achieved with multi-azimuth GeoStreamer data on NCS. center_img The Ramform Vanguard will tow 14 streamers, including two 10 km-long tails to offset FWI, and a wide-tow multisource. “That is why, even in these difficult times, the market is willing to support an extension of the GeoStreamer X coverage area.” This configuration will deliver close to zero offsets, for optimal near-offset sampling and shallow imaging. In addition, the setup provides dense spatial sampling for high-resolution imaging and also improved illumination Gunhild Myhr, VP New Ventures at PGS, said:last_img read more

Philip Wittich

first_imgPhilip R. Wittich, 70, of Dillsboro passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his home. He was born in Cincinnati on November 20, 1947 the son of Albert and Agatha Deller Wittich. He was married to Barbara Prost on June 26, 1970 and she survives. Other survivors include three daughters Amy Miller, of Versailles, Leanne (Scott) Smiley of Zionsville, and Julie Wittich of St. Augustine, Florida; eight grandchildren Kayla, Ben, Ashton, Ryan, Nick, Katie, Emma, and Marc; one sister Janet Broz of Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings Paul, Howard, Ruth Paff Backus,Albert, Raymond, LaVerne, Gilbert (Butch), William, Ronald, and Fred. Mr. Wittich was a 1966 graduate of Elder High School in Cincinnati. He retired from Emery Industries in Cincinnati where he worked as a chemical operator and later worked at Laughery Valley Co-op in Dillsboro. Phil was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Osgood and the Father Bernard Voges Knights of Columbus Council 8487 at Osgood. Mass of Christian Burial for Phil will be held on Saturday, September 8th at 10:30 am at St. Johns in Osgood. Visitation will be on Friday, September 7 from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 4:30pm. Memorials may be given to F.O.A.T.Y. (From Our Angels to Yours) or Highpoint Hospice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

State accepting nominations for Governor’s Century, Half Century business awards

first_imgIndianapolis, IN—The state of Indiana is currently accepting nominations for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the community. Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse in the spring. Applications are due by Feb. 10, 2020. Qualifying criteria is as follows: The business must have had continuous operations in Indiana for more than 50 or 100 years by Dec. 31, 2019.The business must have participated in the same line of work for the duration of its operations. If different, an explanation of the evolution into the current business must be provided on the nomination form. The business must have had its base in the state of Indiana since it was founded.The business must recognize, acknowledge and agree that it is in full compliance with the Indiana Secretary of State, Department of Revenue and the Department of Workforce Development by signing the application.The business must not have previously received a Century or Half Century award from the state of Indiana. Previous Half Century award recipients may qualify for a Century award.Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Due diligence and application acceptance begins in January 2020.Eligible companies are encouraged to complete the online application. Please visit the Indiana Economic Development Corporation website for additional details.last_img read more

CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers advance to playoffs

first_imgRelatedPosts 2020/2021 Season: Rangers set resumption date Nigeria’s Kalli to oversee Ghana/Gabon Olympic football clash Player slumps, dies in Gabon Enugu Rangers have advanced to the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs after they came from a goal down to beat AS Pelican of Gabon 3-1 and go through 4-3 on aggregate.Dertin Amores stunned the home fans when he put Pelican in front after just four minutes courtesy of a free kick.However, Ifeanyi George drew Rangers level on 18 minutes.Nnamdi Egbujor, who scored for The Flying Antelopes in the first leg in Gabon, made it 2-1 seven minutes after the break, before Olasunkanmi Oluwoyin scored the third goal on 58 minutes.Rangers coach Benedict Ugwu said he was always confident his team will qualify for the playoffs despite losing in Gabon. Tags: Enugu Rangers International FCGabonlast_img read more

Cricket News I didn’t announce any retirement: Chris Gayle

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Port-of-Spain: West Indies’ third one-dayer against India here appeared to be the last international match for Chris Gayle but the ‘Universe Boss’ has suggested after the game that he has not yet retired. The 39-year-old Gayle played the third ODI, which India won by six wickets under D/L method, on Wednesday with a special ‘301’ jersey—indicating the number of ODIs he has featured in throughout his career, a record for any cricketer from the West Indies.The Jamaican, who made 72 off 41 balls, was applauded by the Indian players as he walked off after being dismissed in the 12th over of West Indies innings. He raised his bat, helmet perched on top of it, and the crowd continued to cheer, wondering if it was the last time they would see him bat.But after the game, Gayle dismissed suggestions that this was his farewell game.“I didn’t announce anything…any retirement,” he said in a short video posted by Cricket West Indies, when asked whether he has retired from ODI cricket or not.Asked if he will still be around, he said, “Yeah, until further notice.”Gayle, who also had played in 103 Tests, had earlier announced that the ICC World Cup in the United Kingdom would be his last international assignment, before revealing a change of plans towards the end of the marquee tournament.During the World Cup, he said he wanted to play the ODIs and Tests in the home series against India, possibly setting up a farewell Test at his hometown Kingston. However, Gayle was not selected for the two-match Test series, which made it likelier that he might have played his last international match in the third ODI against India here on Wednesday.At the a post-match press conference, West Indies captain Jason Holder said, “To my knowledge he hasn’t retired from international cricket.”“But today was an example of his career. The knock he played was outstanding. He got us off to a really good start. He was entertaining, he showed presence, and that’s just what people have come to expect of Chris Gayle over the years.” last_img read more

Cricket News Abu Jayed’s Dismissal Of Virat Kohli For 0 In Indore Test Puts Him In Special Category

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: On day 2 of the Indore Test between India and Bangladesh, Cheteshwar Pujara notched up his fifty by hitting two boundaries. However, on 54, he edged a good length ball from Abu Jayed to gully and that brought in Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper. The fans in Indore were cheering and many took their phones out to capture the walk of Kohli towards the wicket. There was plenty of anticipation that Kohli would score a big knock as Indore was the venue where he notched up his first double ton which was against New Zealand in 2016. The first ball that he faced from Abu Jayed was a full ball on middle and leg stump which straightend a bit and he mistimed the defensive shot back to the bowler.However, in the 32nd over, Jayed struck gold. In the fifth ball with Kohli on strike, Jayed got a good length delivery to cut back in sharply off the deck. Kohli’s feet were struck on the crease and he played across the line of the delivery. The ball hit the back leg and Bangladesh appealed for an LBW. The umpire was unmoved and they opted for the review. Replays showed no bat but the problems for Kohli mounted when the ball was hitting leg stump and he was given his marching orders. The crowd in Indore were stunned. Abu Jayed became the third bowler after Mitchell Starc and Suranga Lakmal to dismiss Kohli for a duck at home and he entered a special list.This was Kohli’s 10th duck in Tests but it was only his third at home, with the other seven having come overseas. Mitchell Starc was the first bowler to dismiss Kohli for a duck in a home Test. During the 2017 Pune Test, Starc angled across a full ball outside off and Kohli was lured into the drive but he only edged it to the slips to fall for a first ball duck or golden duck. In the same year, during the Kolkata Test, Kohli played out 10 balls on a spicy Eden Gardens wicket which assisted the pacers but Suranga Lakmal produced a full ball that nipped back in and Kohli was playing inside the line to be trapped LBW. The skipper took the review but to no avail.Also Read | India’s Pacers Decimate Bangladesh On Day 1 Of Indore TestKohli has three ducks in England, two in Australia and West Indies while his venues for a no-score in India are Pune, Kolkata and Indore. It is ironic that Indore will also be remembered for Kohli getting out for only his third duck in India after his first of seven double tons came at the same venue in 2016 against New Zealand.last_img read more

Rockies GM supports Desmond’s decision to skip ’20 season

first_img Associated Press June 30, 2020 ___More AP MLB: and “The conversations with Ian felt the exact same that his written words feel to me,” Bridich said, “which is from the heart and honest. … I did not know that he was going to write something as thoughtful and as comprehensive as (he did) but I’m not surprised.”Desmond, who hit .255 with 20 homers in 140 games last season, had been due $5,555,556 for the prorated share of his $15 million salary, part of a $70 million, five-year contract. He is owed $8 million next year, and his deal includes a $15 million team option for 2022 with a $2 million buyout.Opting out this summer doesn’t affect his 2021 status, nor does it affect his relationship with Bridich.“Ian is extremely thoughtful in what he does, he’s thoughtful in how he prepares as a professional athlete, he’s thoughtful as a husband and a father … he’s thoughtful about things that are bigger than him,” Bridich said. “And to this point, the reference has been the team or the clubhouse or the locker room, or things that affect the organization, his charity work, passion projects of his outside of the game of baseball.“He’s willing to devote a lot of time and energy and thought to all of the things that he does. And so when you have somebody like that who is a professional athlete who is in the thick of it every day and trying to do the very best that he can to hold up his end of the bargain as an athlete, a teammate, a performer and then he’s always willing to think about other people on the team, in the organization and outside the organization, it’s easy to gravitate to people like that.” “Yeah, we’re well aware of the damage that he’s done against us,” Bridich said. Kemp, who is expected in Denver by Thursday, will have to earn his way onto the roster, and he’ll benefit from the National League using the designated hitter when pro baseball attempts to start the coronavirus-delayed season in late July.“The DH is an obvious benefit in terms of his potential place on our major league roster,” Bridich said. “That was going to be the case whether Ian opted in or opted out, and so again, it’s a right-handed power bat. He’s got a sense of the strike zone, we’ve seen it for how many years? And he’s very motivated to get back on the field and continue his career and play well. Whether that’s in the outfield or only at DH, we have to let some weeks pass before we can make any decisions like that.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: Desmond complained about a lack of diversity in baseball and criticized the clubhouse atmosphere, saying it includes racism, sexism and homophobia. Bridich said Desmond didn’t complain specifically about the Rockies’ clubhouse, but Bridich did acknowledge the organization could be more diverse.In his Instagram post, Desmond said he has been sharing more of his thoughts and experiences as a biracial man since Floyd’s death on May 25. Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died after a white police officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes.Desmond said his mind started racing during a recent visit to the Sarasota baseball fields that he played on as a kid. He wrote how they looked run down and neglected, and how important youth baseball was for him growing up.Desmond said he wants to help Sarasota Youth Baseball get back on track.It’s a big loss for Colorado, who placed Desmond on the restricted list Tuesday and agreed to a minor league deal with Matt Kemp. The veteran slugger owns a .327 batting average with 21 home runs and 77 RBIs over 86 career games at Denver’s downtown ballpark. Rockies GM supports Desmond’s decision to skip ’20 season Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich says he supports Ian Desmond’s decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.Bridich says he had a pair of recent conversations with the 34-year-old outfielder who announced his decision in a lengthy and heartfelt Instagram post Monday night.Desmond wrote that the “COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking.” The biracial slugger also mentioned a myriad of issues within baseball, including sexism, homophobia and socioeconomic concerns, as well as the racial reckoning that emerged after George Floyd’s death while in police custody in Minneapolis sparked protests around the world.last_img read more