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City lawyer acquitted of insider dealing

first_imgA City lawyer accused by the financial services watchdog of insider dealing was today acquitted by Southwark Crown Court. Michael McFall, a former partner at US firm McDermott Will & Emery, was acquitted of eight counts of insider dealing by the Financial Services Authority (pictured). Finance director Andrew King was also acquitted of the same charges. Andrew Rimmington, former partner at US firm Dorsey & Whitney, had also been on trial on the same charges. However, Judge Testar discharged the jury from considering the case against him midway through proceedings for personal reasons. The FSA offered no evidence against Rimmington and not guilty verdicts were entered on his behalf. Both Rimmington and McFall previously worked in the London offices of their firms. The charges related to the takeover of UK pharmaceutical company NeuTec Pharma by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis in 2006. FSA director of enforcement and financial crime Margaret Cole said today: ‘Insider dealing cases are challenging to prove, but these were serious charges and we considered that the evidence provided a proper basis to put the case before a jury for them to decide. ‘We remain 100% committed to the strategy of achieving credible deterrence. Bringing criminal prosecutions sends a message, loud and clear, that insider dealing is a serious crime and we are not afraid to pursue cases through the criminal courts.’ The FSA secured its first insider dealing convictions in March. Christopher McQuoid, former general counsel at TTP Communications, was jailed for eight months. His father-in-law, James Melbourne, was given an eight-month suspended sentence. McQuoid’s appeal against his sentence was dismissed in September. The FSA is currently prosecuting a number of other insider dealing cases involving lawyers.last_img read more

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Indians Sign Catcher Anthony Recker to Minor League Deal with Camp Invite

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. CLEVELAND – With the MLB Winter Meetings closing in, the Indians are adding players to the roster, including veteran catcher Anthony Recker, who they inked Friday to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League camp.The 32-year-old free agent has opened the last four seasons on a Major League roster, splitting the 2015 season between the New York Mets and the Triple-A Las Vegas 51’s. He began his professional career in 2005 following his selection by the Oakland A’s in the 18th round of the First-Year Player Draft out of Alvernia College. The Allentown, PA native made his Major League debut with the Athletics in 2011 and spent the last month of the 2012 season with the Chicago Cubs prior to being claimed on waivers by the Mets following the 2012 campaign. This past season he batted .245 (23-94) with 3 2B, 8 HR & 21 RBI in 27 games in AAA Las Vegas (.896 OPS) and made 23 starts behind the plate for the National League champion Mets. Matt Loedecenter_img Related TopicsAnthony ReckerIndianslast_img read more

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Miss Yen and Terry win January Haven Consultants Monthly Medal

first_imgLoading…Sponsored ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do A really lovely day for golf with everyone concentrating on their game but my playing partners and myself were startled by a piercing scream which was heard by everyone within a mile radius, when one of our caddies had a large green snake slither across the path and through her legs as she was walking. I do not know who was more frightened but the snake slithered quickly, without a backward glance, to the nearest tree. Overall the scores were not overly impressive but one lady stood out amongst the crowd with a net 63. Miss Yen (21) had a gross 47 on the front but a gross 37 after the turn with 5 pars and 1 birdie. Understandably, she was well ahead of Miss Porn (18) who had too many double bogies in her round to offer a challenge with a net 74 and 2nd place two strokes ahead of Miss Thip (18) who improved her 2nd nine by 6 shots with no double bogies.The men did nothing to write home about. Jerry Grocott (16) had a steady round with 44 shots on each nine but lost in a countback to two others with a net 72. Bob St. Aubin (12) had 8 pars overall, 5 on the back nine, occupying 3rd place, losing out to William Macey (21) who, despite 3 treble bogies, also had a net 72. Peter Terry (19) had a great front nine dropping only 3 shots but he did his best to destroy his round with 4 doubles and 1 treble bogey on the way home for a net 70 to win the trophy.Two 2s going to Barry Collier and Auke Engelkes.Peter Terry and Brian Chapman.center_img Miss Yen and Brian ChapmanPSC Golf from the BillabongWednesday, January 29th Green Valley Haven Consultants Monthly MedalThe second medal this month and it was good to see Brian Chapman, CEO of Haven Consultants, the long time sponsor of this competition for the Billabong, playing again following a long break from the game.last_img read more

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Brazen thieves chased off

first_imgTwo brazen thieves were chased off during an early-morning raid on a Bayles shop. CCTV captured the pair wearing hoods…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Crash causes road closure

first_imgBeaconsfield-Emerald Road was closed and traffic was diverted following a serious head-on collision. Paramedics were called to the crash about…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

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2020 Connacht Minor and U20 football draws made

first_imgThe draws for the FBD League as well as the Connacht Minor and U20 football championships were made last night. New Galway football manager Padraig Joyce’s first game in charge will be against Mayo in the semi-finals of the FBD League in January. Defending Connacht U20 champions Galway will play Mayo in the quarter-finals of next year’s U20 championship in early February with the winners playing Leitrim in the semi-finals. Next year’s All Ireland U20 football final will be played on the last weekend of March following a Croke Park decision last weekend. Meanwhile, nominations for the position of Galway U20 football manager close tomorrow (Friday) with interviews set to take place next week to see who will succeed Padraig Joyce. And defending Connacht Minor champions Galway will also play Mayo at home in their first round-robin game on the 2020 provincial minor championship. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Wenger ‘surprised’ by Mazzarri sacking

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the English Premier League match against Stoke City on May 13, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, May 20 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Walter Mazzarri’s impending departure caught him off guard but doesn’t feel it will affect Watford against Manchester City.Mazzarri’s exit at the end of the final game has been confirmed by the Premier League side after the Italian led the Hornets to safety – but his lack of connection with the club fans has been identified as the downfall to his reign at Vicarage Road. The Gunners are hopeful that the third place City and Liverpool slip up on the final day of the season in order to gain qualification to the Champions League.Wenger’s side trail the Reds by a single point and Pep Guardiola’s men by three points, albeit the Citizens hold a superior goal difference by five.“I am surprised. I don’t think that will have an influence on the game,” Wenger told reporters ahead of the Everton clash.“I am always sad when managers get sacked, he has done a good job to maintain Watford at a good level.“Will it have a positive or negative impact I don’t know. You need to know the situation inside the club to judge that. Even though we live just next door, I don’t know.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Artificial Intelligence: Adoption of Financial AI Expected Over Next Two Years

first_imgMany Financial businesses are excited by the possibilities of many emerging technologies, but most have been slow to adopt them.  According to a report by Gartner, one quarter of organizations expect to deploy AI, machine learning, and predictive acnalytics technologies by 2020.Christopher Iervolino, senior director analyst at Gartner, said that “we’ve conducted an extensive global analysis of social media conversations around the term ‘financial planning and analysis’ (FP&A) … The results show that the number of conversations including this phrase has been growing rapidly… The lack of working AI deployments is no big surprise, because the technology is not yet built into most FP&A application suites. There is tremendous potential for transformational improvement, but these capabilities are only just becoming mainstream so the deployment expectations we see in the survey may be unrealistic for many.”Stephanie Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Intertrust, said that “the findings from this study suggest that while the industry is positive towards new technology such as AI, blockchain and robotics, only a minority of firms are currently putting it to use and the speed of travel remains cautious.”last_img read more

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Collaboration, Integration, and Maternal Nutrition

first_imgPosted on December 17, 2010October 3, 2017By: Emily Puckart, Program Associate, MHTFClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)During the latest Woodrow Wilson International Center Dialogue on maternal undernutrition, Amy Webb Girard highlighted some effects of maternal undernutrition. Anemia, increased susceptibility to infection, depression, fatigue, low work productivity, and poor cognitive development can plague undernourished women. Just as undernutrition has a widespread effect on women’s lives, the root causes of undernourishment are varied and spread across a variety of sectors and areas of programming. In fact, addressing maternal undernutrition with a multi-sector approach was emphasized many times during the policy dialogue.Instead of viewing maternal nutrition in isolation from other maternal health programs, maternal nutrition programs can be combined with other programs to increase the chances of maternal nutrition success. Handing out iron supplements to anemic women who come for antenatal care is not effective if women only seek antenatal care late in their pregnancies, preventing them from taking the full course of iron and folic acid supplements.Similarly, encouraging women to take iron supplements is not useful if hospitals and health clinics do not keep enough tablets in their facility. Combining maternal nutrition programs with, for example, health facility strengthening programs can improve not only the care women receive but also the nutrition women receive from these facilities.How can we ensure that nutrition becomes a critical component of maternal health-focused programs? Although integrating maternal nutrition into a variety of programs is a promising approach, there are a number challenges to integration. Among these challenges, and highlighted by Doyin Oluwole, it can be difficult to keep stakeholders engaged with maternal nutrition, especially as stakeholders must content with shifting and competing priorities.Despite these challenges, it appears that addressing maternal undernutrition as a multi-sector issue could lead to promising change for women.This is the first post by Emily Puckart on “Maternal Undernutrition: Evidence, Links, and Solutions.” Read the second and the third.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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first_imgJahlil Okafor featured on hype video.Duke freshman big man Jahlil Okafor, who is averaging 17.8 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per game, is widely considered to be the best player in college basketball. It looks like the school is putting together a marketing campaign to make sure he’s rewarded for it. Friday afternoon, just hours ahead of the team’s big rivalry showdown with North Carolina, Duke has released a “JAHS 15” hype video to promote him for Player of the Year. Both the graphics and the music in the clip reference the movie JAWS.Will it work? We’ll find out soon enough. Okafor is one of just a few viable candidates for the award.last_img read more

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