UK National Employment Savings Trust appoints chief executive

first_imgDean began her secondment as interim director for policy and product development and became a permanent member in 2014, in a continuation of the role.Before her first secondment to PADA, Dean spent 30 years as a civil servant, lastly within the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) developing the policy that laid foundations for the creation of NEST.She also worked on the creation of the pension forecasting IT system, and policy that introduced the second-state pension, which allowed accrual based on national insurance contributions.Jones – who leaves after eight years with the provider, having served as its founding chief executive – will step down later this year.This week, NEST revealed its plans for its future offering after the UK government removed compulsory annuitisation.Dean will now oversee the implementation of a complex blend between income drawdown, deferred annuities and cash accounts, as the provider aims to create a default system for members. The UK’s National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) will appoint its head of product and marketing as chief executive after Tim Jones steps down later this year.Helen Dean will take on her new responsibilities in the autumn.Dean, currently an executive director, becomes NEST’s second chief executive.She was initially seconded from central government to the provider while it was still called the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority (PADA), before the official rollout of auto-enrolment.last_img read more

FPP’s wave energy tests take off in Denmark

first_imgThe projects FPP is currently developing include projects in Scotland and Wales that would harness the energy from both wind and waves using FPP’s hybrid technology.P80 hybrid platform rendering (Image: Floating Power Plant)FPP formed a collaboration with renewable energy specialist DP Energy in November 2016 to develop the schemes.Since, the companies have undertaken a detailed analysis of the Katanes project located off in the north of Scotland.The developers completed the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) screening, and proceeded to the next stage of this development back in March 2018.At the time, FPP said the move marks the stepping stone for its first commercial development based on its patented P80 platform technology which features a floating wind turbine, combined with a wave energy extraction technology. Danish clean energy developer Floating Power Plant (FPP) has started a series of tests on the power take-off (PTO) system of its wave energy converter at Aalborg University.For these tests the PTO from FPP’s prototype platform – the P37 – has been re-purposed and housed in a container alongside a hydraulic power unit which replicates the movement of the wave absorber.The tests are being conducted together with the partners Fritz Schur Energy and Aalborg University, where FPP is also validating the wave absorber design, and simulation tools through a series of wave basin tests.The company plans to develop the PTO control strategy as well as further proving the system’s concept, including informing component selection and identifying failure modes.“The results will be key in informing the design of the full-scale PTO system, which will then need to be tested prior to integration in the company’s first full scale platform, the P80, to be deployed at one of several projects currently under development,” said Chris McConville, General Manager at FPP.FPP’s PTO in a container alongside a hydraulic power unit which replicates the movement of the wave absorber (Photo: Floating Power Plant)last_img read more

Sunman man sentenced after fatal accident

first_imgHAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio — A Sunman resident has been sentenced after pleading guilty in Ohio after hitting and killing a motorcyclist on Interstate 74 last October.Brandon Bernhardt, 21, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and will serve eight years in prison.James Lamb, the motorcyclist, was dragged almost a mile by Bernhardt’s truck.last_img

Council approves Belterra funds for Winter Festival

first_imgBatesville, IN— The City Council approved $5000 of Belterra funds to help Batesville Main Street promote the upcoming “Winter Festival”.  The festival will include activities that include ax throwing, an ice sculptor, and a synthetic ice skating rink. The festival will be held the weekend of the Cherry thing-a-ling in the Village on the Green parking lot located next to 5/3 Bank. The ice rink will be here on an extended stay for four weekends.  The cost will be $5 and will be open Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.last_img read more

Football: Badgers sink Broncos 24-16 in Cotton Bowl

first_imgWhile the loss to Penn State University in the Big Ten Championship game still looms large for the Badger faithful, the University of Wisconsin football team ended the 2016-17 season on a high note with a close win over Western Michigan University Monday. The hard-fought victory marked UW’s third straight bowl win and its first Cotton Bowl win in program history.With the win, the Badgers moved to 11-3 on the year, marking the second 10-win season under head coach Paul Chryst in as many years. Despite the 7.5-point Vegas spread in favor of UW, the Badgers squeaked out an 8-point win in another typical showing from a slow-moving offense and stingy defensive front.Bumbaca: Big Ten Championship loss should not be standard, but only a beginningINDIANAPOLIS — For the second time in as many years, I found myself in the annals of Lucas Oil Stadium Read…Among the many solid performances, the most defining moments of the game came from tight end Troy Fumagalli. The junior force caught six passes on seven targets for 86 yards and a touchdown. Despite the consistency, his biggest plays came in crunch time, the first of which was a diving, one-handed catch on a third and 13 that led to an eventual Badger touchdown and a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.Fumagalli continued his dominance during Western Michigan’s fourth-quarter comeback, snagging an eight-yard throw from redshirt-freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook straight out of the air to secure the win for Wisconsin. His play to virtually carry the Badger victory on his back is almost more impressive when considering the fact that the tight end has only nine fingers as a result of a childhood condition that left him with an amputated hand.The man under center that got Fumagalli the ball throughout the game, Bart Houston, also had himself a day with 159 yards through the air on 11-12 and no turnovers. The fifth year senior quarterback ended his stint in Madison with one of the most complete displays of his career, starting and playing all but one of Wisconsin’s drives in his fifth win.Marissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldOn the other side of the ball for the Badgers, a big question going into the game was whether a defense that gave up a 21-point lead to Penn State could contain explosive Bronco receiver Corey Davis, the all-time Football Bowl Subdivision leader in yards through the air. Sophomore linebacker and former Western Michigan recruit, T.J. Edwards erased all doubt with 10 tackles and a crucial interception early in the fourth quarter and setting up the touchdown to Fumagalli.Even with four fumbles from Western Michigan, the third-ranked defense in points allowed per game held their own and took home the Cotton Bowl in the Dallas Cowboy’s stadium to cap off a big year for Wisconsin football.While most Badger fans hoped to see their team in the Rose Bowl or competing in the College Football Playoff on New Year’s Eve, a victory in one of the best bowl games in the country will have to do.Hayes: Why Badger fans should reconsider Wisconsin’s ‘disappointing’ Cotton Bowl berthAfter a tough loss in the conference title with a trip to the Rose Bowl on the line, many Wisconsin Read…Wisconsin now looks ahead to spring practice and will see whether junior All-Americans T.J. Watt and Ryan Ramczyk decide to return for their final year in Madison. With Chryst looking like he will return for his third year and a 2-0 record in bowls, the future is bright for Badger football in the new year.last_img read more

University of Miami’s Chris Lykes overcomes height with lateral quickness

first_imgChris Lykes dribbled outside the 3-point arc, pumped his head and faked a 3-pointer. It was Jan. 12, and Miami led Wake Forest 42-39 when Lykes crossed over and drove to the basket.The 7-foot center Olivier Sarr awaited. Sarr had abandoned his man, Ebuka Izundu, on the right block to stop the 5-foot-7 Lykes’ penetration. Lykes lept, dumped it to Izundu, now wide open, for an easy layup.At Miami and everywhere else he’s played, Lykes has always been one of the shortest players. His size disadvantage fueled Lykes and created his motto, “Heart over height.” Lykes moves quick, attacking with lateral speed on offense and defense. While others focused on Lykes’ height — he was tied for the shortest player in the NCAA tournament last season — he developed into a playmaker. As a sophomore, Lykes averages 18.1 points and 33.5 minutes per game, first on the Hurricanes (9-8, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) in both categories. Thursday night, he travels to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse (13-5, 4-1), whose point guard Frank Howard measures 10 inches taller than Lykes.“At my size, it’s not debatable,” Lykes said. “I have to work a lot harder than all the guys on the floor.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnna Henderson | Digital Design EditorWhen Lykes was in ninth grade, he played under-15 AAU basketball for Team Takeover. Lykes was a shooting guard, but eventually needed to switch to point guard. He still had the dynamic scoring touch, but now the “height monster” caught up to him, Steve Turner, Lykes’ head coach at Gonzaga College (Washington D.C.) High School, said.Lykes and Team Takeover won the King James Shooting Stars Classic in Akron, Ohio, and it transitioned him to a true point guard who can not only score, but facilitate as well. Lykes formed a backcourt with current Butler University point guard Aaron Thompson.At Gonzaga College, he opened freshman year coming off the bench, but injuries lifted him up the depth chart within weeks. After that, he was a constant in the Eagles starting lineup. In high school, he ran the offense as the primary scorer. His second year at Miami, it’s been the same.“He always came in with a chip on his shoulder,” Turner said. “He certainly used that (his height) as his motivation.”When redshirt freshman guard Anthony Mack defended Lykes last summer, he routinely bit the head fakes and drives Lykes packaged together. Last May, Mack noticed Lykes ascend into a leadership role. Lonnie Walker, the former Hurricanes star and No. 18 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, was gone, and Lykes needed to fill in.This season, Lykes’ playmaking has developed chances for the scorers around him. As Lykes begins his drives, Mack dashes to the corner. He knows that once Lykes breaks past his initial defender, there’s a good chance someone else will slide to help. When Lykes then switches hands and shifts directions, it’s not uncommon for a third defender to scrape down. Then, Mack said, there are two Hurricanes open in opposite corners.For Lykes, it’s all about staying in attack mode. All the talk about his size has gotten old, he said. He started focusing on what advantages can come from his size a long time ago. Low to the ground. Lateral quickness. A deep shooting touch.“It’s something you can never ever work on,” Team Takeover coach Doug Martin said. “What he’s doing is 100 percent God-given. Because you can’t get into the gym and work on changing directions and sudden bursts.”While watching the Syracuse-Duke game last week, Mack saw Blue Devils’ forward Jack White shoot 0-10 from 3-point range. But he also saw Alex O’Connell’s success from behind the arc. In a 62-55 loss to the Orange last season, Lykes went 2-for-10 on 3-point shots, and settled for outside looks instead of attacking the zone. For him to succeed on Thursday night, Lykes will have to resort to his instincts. Spread SU’s zone out, Lykes said, and the gaps will open. Lykes’ dribble drives that start with quick lateral movements, often end with defenders left behind him.“He’s a pain in the ass for the other team,” Mack said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on January 24, 2019 at 12:59 am Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

Great Success: Bikers from Tuzla won 103 Medals

first_imgThe bicycle club ‘Zmaj od Bosne’ from Tuzla recorded the best and most successful season in its 24 years of existence, and they won a total of 103 medals in the past season.This year, they participated in a total of 37 races, and they won 30 gold, 14 silver and 18 bronze medals, and 26 gold, 12 silver and 3 bronze medals on the international scene.This year, 13 national champions came from this club, they represented our country in Romania with cadets led by Husein Selimovic, Savo Milovanovic, and Osman Coric. Moreover, Selimovic is the first cyclist from BiH with the medal on the Balkan Championship that took place in Romania.Regarding the Premier League of BiH, they were dominant, as stated from this club.Coach Hajrudin Trle, who is also selector of all road national teams of BiH, stated that he is satisfied with the results in the finished season.“We managed to achieve a great success that will be difficult to repeat in the future, and not because we will not invest all of our efforts, but because the support for cycling is getting smaller. However, we did everything we could, the results speak enough about our success,” said coach Trle.The club is planning to work in elementary schools where they will start with cycling sections, and they will choose the best from these sections and create new successful individuals.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The George Zimmerman question…

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (20) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -5 Vote up Vote down VigilantyJusticeTime · 369 weeks ago He was 100% guilty just as the man down at South Haven was. Both will have fun trying to justify their actions before God in the end. Report Reply 6 replies · active 368 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down nobody · 369 weeks ago he was not guilty of murder….he was guilty of being stupid and someone died because of it so he is guilty of manslaghter…he should have called 911 like he did and not followed like he was told. If I’m being followed I would probally kick his butt too Report Reply 6 replies · active 368 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down jcm · 369 weeks ago The results to this poll do not surprise me one bit in small town backwards Wellington…Zimmerman did not defend himself the way a real man should against an unarmed teenager. Not to mention the fact that he was instructed to stay in the car. Report Reply 1 reply · active 369 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down Reality Check · 369 weeks ago Racist Wellington strikes again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 369 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down System Works · 369 weeks ago Rather you think he was guilty or not, he was tried by a jury of his peers who agreed that the prosecution failed to prove guilt “beyond a shadow of doubt”. Like it or not, this is how the judicial system works. If you were the one being charged, I’m sure you would appreciate this detail regarding a jury trial… Report Reply 1 reply · active 369 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 369 weeks ago Everytime I want to read the funnies, I just log in and read the comments these people leave on some of your articles Cue…thanks for being an all around good source…even when i want to laugh. Report Reply 0 replies · active 369 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Did you agree with the George Zimmerman acquittal? Yes. The jurors did a good job. No. He was guilty. I have conflicting thoughts on the matter. I didn’t pay attention to the media trial. View Results  Loading …last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report, Feb. 6- Feb. 9, 2014:

first_imgWellington Fire/EMS incident report for Feb. 6 – Feb. 9, 2014:2/6      6:34 AM        Vehicle Accident                 Edwards & US 1602/6      7:50 AM        Vehicle Accident                 H & 16th2/6      11:48 AM      Transfer to Wichita2/6      11:50 PM      Vehicle Accident                 Hillside & H2/7      4:12 PM        Medical Emergency           600 block N. Poplar2/7      5:28 PM        Medical Emergency           Kansas Turnpike2/8      8:26 AM        Medical Emergency           Oxford2/8      12:46 PM      Medical Emergency           300 block E. 13th2/8      6:59 PM        Medical Emergency           300 block E. 15th2/9      3:04 AM        Medical Emergency           1200 block N. Park2/9      3:40 AM        Medical Emergency           300 block S. Jefferson2/9      8:15 AM        Electrical Fire                       1200 block North B2/9      4:45 PM        Medical Emergency           400 block Circle Dr.2/9      5:45 PM        Medical Emergency           400 block South C2/9      7:50 PM        Medical Alarm                     1100 block E. 20th2/9      9:56 PM        Medical Emergency           1000 block Collegelast_img read more

BREEDERS’ CUP LAUNCHES CELEBRITY SWEEPSTAKES AHEAD OF 2016 CHALLENGE SERIES

first_imgThe 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at Santa Anita Park in California. Celebrity Experience with Elizabeth BanksVIP trip for two to the 2016 Breeders’ Cup, including airfare, hotel, and VIP hospitalityTwo tickets to the exclusive A Taste of the World culinary event, one of the most highly-anticipated social events in the Thoroughbred world, on Thursday, November 3Walk the VIP purple carpet alongside high-profile celebrities and mingle with them in the exclusive Trophy LoungeWatch a race with Elizabeth Banks, starting in the Paddock and ending in the Winner’s CirclePrivate tour of Warner Bros. and Universal Studios Fashion Experience with Carson KressleyVIP trip for two to the 2016 Breeders’ Cup, including airfare, hotel, and VIP hospitality$1,000 shopping spree and a custom-designed fascinator/fedora from Breeders’ Cup Official Milliner Christine MooreWatch a race with Carson Kressley, starting in the Paddock and ending in the Winner’s CircleParticipate as a judge in the Longines Prize of Elegance Fashion Contest on Breeders’ Cup Saturday at Santa Anita.$1,000 wager on Breeders’ Cup Classic Breeders’ Cup and America’s Best Racing Tap Celebrity Ambassadors to Offer Once-in-A-Lifetime Experiences at 2016 World Championships “Over the past several years, the Breeders’ Cup has established itself as not only a premier sporting event, but also as one of the world’s most prestigious lifestyle and entertainment events, and the new celebrity sweepstakes reaffirms our commitment to this vision,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel. “We are excited to provide yet another way for our fans to engage with the sport throughout the summer leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, and to celebrate with the winners in the fall at Santa Anita. We especially thank our Ambassadors for their continued support and for helping to promote our great sport to a broader audience.” Following the sweepstakes launch participants will have the chance to win four once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships that highlight different elements of the Breeders’ Cup experience, from the excitement of world championship racing to rich fashion traditions to celebrity treatment to a culinary extravaganza. Each experience is hosted by a different celebrity ambassador and shaped by their area of expertise. The experiences include: About Breeders’ CupThe Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 (grade I) races and purses totalling $26 million, will be held Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Culinary Experience with Bobby FlayVIP trip for two to the 2016 Breeders’ Cup, including airfare, hotel, and VIP hospitalityTwo tickets to the exclusive A Taste of the World culinary event, one of the most highly-anticipated social events in the Thoroughbred world, on Thursday, November 3, hosted by Bobby FlayWatch a race with Bobby Flay, starting in the Paddock and ending in the Winner’s CircleDinner for two at one of Bobby’s favorite LA restaurants (Friday or Saturday)$1,000 wager on Breeders’ Cup Classic To enter the sweepstakes, visit BreedersCupVIP.com. Fans may only enter to win one of the four experiences. During the sweepstakes, fans can earn points by engaging with and sharing specific Breeders’ Cup related content. For every 100 points earned, fans receive an extra entry in the sweepstakes. Points are awarded for a variety of activities, such as liking Breeders’ Cup on social media, retweeting certain official Breeders’ Cup tweets or watching the Breeders’ Cup Challenge telecasts on NBC Sports and following the unique Sweepstakes calls-to-action that will be presented during each show. Media Contact:  Jim Gluckson, Breeders’ Cup,212-230-9512, jgluckson@breederscup.comHayley Karlan, Nike Communications, 646-654-3445, hkarlan@nikecomm.com LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 9, 2016) – Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horseracing’s most prestigious international events, has today announced the launch of a new multi-faceted sweepstakes with five of its most high-profile Celebrity Ambassadors, including Bobby Flay, Elizabeth Banks, Carson Kressley, Bob Baffert, and Victor Espinoza. The sweepstakes, titled Racing with Stars VIP Sweepstakes presented by America’s Best Racing, is open now through October 9, 2016. The new initiative was developed to add to the excitement of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, which is made up of 78 “Win and You’re In” races that take place in 12 countries around the world and guarantee the winning horses a starting spot in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The television and social-media driven sweepstakes will be centered around Breeders’ Cup’s nine telecasts on NBC Sports and will offer participants the chance to win one of four once-in-a-lifetime experiences hosted by the Celebrity Ambassadors at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Racing Experience with Bob BaffertVIP trip for two to the 2016 Breeders’ Cup, including airfare, hotel, and VIP hospitalityMorning workout viewing from the exclusive Trackside Marquee featuring meet-and-greets with famous racing personalities including Bob Baffert and Victor EspinozaPrivate backside tour to see the top contenders in the Breeders’ CupMeet and greet with NBC Sports talent Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Laffit Pincay and the voice of the Breeders’ Cup, announcer Larry CollmusWatch the Breeders’ Cup Classic from the Winner’s Circle and celebrate with the Champion as he is led into the circle for photos$1,000 wager on Breeders’ Cup Classic “We are thrilled to support the Racing with the Stars VIP Sweepstakes,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “The sweepstakes perfectly aligns with America’s Best Racing’s mission to increase the profile and visibility of North America’s best Thoroughbred racing events, and we look forward to building excitement and anticipation for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships this summer.” “Breeders’ Cup weekend is marked on my calendar every year. I grew up going to the races with my dad and my love of the sport has only grown,” said Elizabeth Banks, Breeders’ Cup Ambassador. “From the racing and the fashion to the beautiful tracks and parties, Breeders’ Cup has it all.” ###last_img read more