U.K.’s FCA issues alert warning of dealing with unauthorized firms

first_img Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “We are very concerned at the increase we have seen in cases in which the introducer has an inappropriate influence on how the authorized firm carries out its business, in particular where the introducer influences the final investment choice,” the FCA’s notice says. The FCA is also worried about registered firms delegating regulated activities, such as outsourcing their advice process to other firms, the alert states: “Many authorized firms we have visited do not have adequate input or control over the advice they are ultimately responsible for giving to customers.” In particular, the FCA is concerned about advice that results in clients shifting their pensions to unregulated, high-risk, illiquid products based in the U.K. or overseas. “Some of these investments are closely linked to or controlled by the introducers and are badly run,” the FCA’s alert states, “while others may be outright scams.” The FCA’s alert stresses that it’s “essential” for registered firms to “maintain full and complete ownership of the advisory process.” The alert also calls on authorized firms to carry out robust due diligence on any introducers they deal with; to ensure that they only recommend products that they fully understand; and that they provide independent advice. “We are co-ordinating our intelligence and supervisory activities on pension scams and unsuitable advice, and will take action as necessary,” the FCA’s alert says, adding that registered firms could face regulatory action for violations committed by outside firms. The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published an alert on Tuesday that highlights some of the risks authorized firms face when accepting business from unauthorized firms — specifically to generate referrals and leads on potential clients. As an example, the FCA’s alert says that the registered firm could be on the hook if an unauthorized introducer gives clients unsuitable advice. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter FCA consults on duty of care requirementcenter_img James Langton UK CMA proposes pension investment reforms FCA proposals aim to improve competition in the investment platform market Keywords United Kingdom last_img read more

League Primary Election Voter Guide Scheduled April 30

first_imgLWVLA News:This election season was already remarkable with so many candidates running for elective office in northern New Mexico.Now, with public meetings such as candidate forums banned in the effort to reduce the impact of the coronavirus, information about the choices that voters will make at the polls is especially critical.The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos is collecting information for a Voter Guide for the primary election. Election Day is June 2; early voting begins May 5.The Voter Guide will be available online and a hard copy will be delivered probably April 30 in the Los Alamos Daily Post.The Voter Guide will list all candidates who will appear on the June 2 ballot—Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians—but only voters who are registered with one of those parties will be eligible to vote, and only within the party in which they are registered. Candidates for the following offices will be covered: US President; US Senate; US House District 3; NM Supreme Court; NM Court of Appeals; NM Senate Districts 5 & 6; NM House District 43; Public Regulation Commission (PRC) District 3; Public Education Commission (PEC) District 4; First Judicial District Court Judge Position 3 and 6;District Attorney; Los Alamos County Council; and Los Alamos County Clerk.Many voters may wish to vote by mail this year. The link to request a mail-in ballot is online at https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information/last_img read more

Mumbai Indians secure Yuvraj Singh

first_imgAdvertisement bgdakNBA Finals | Brooklyn VszrvbaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9jrk6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6wcuWould you ever consider trying this?😱cs4uCan your students do this? 🌚glRoller skating! 5See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See moreep4Body tricks that only special people can do pt-18iHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiesvfA visualization of how Karma works b86s57r6maiPowered by Firework India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was sold to Mumbai Indians at base price in the IPL 2019 Auction in Jaipur on Tuesday. Yuvraj had reduced his base price for the first time this year and set it at Rs 1 crore. Yuvraj Singh had played for Kings XI Punjab last year but he was released after scoring only 65 runs from eight matches. Last year as well, Yuvraj was sold at his base price. This will be the first time when Yuvraj will be playing for the Mumbai-based franchise.Advertisement Yuvraj SIngh to play for Mumbi Indians in IPL 2019.Singh had failed to find any bidders in the first round but was brought back in the auction pool in the evening. Mumbai Indians were the only franchise to bid for Yuvraj Singh.Yuvraj Singh was the most expensive player in the history of the IPL auctions when Delhi Capitals paid a whopping Rs 16 crore for the swashbuckling all-rounder back in 2015.Advertisement Yuvraj, 37, has so far played for five franchises – Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He won the IPL with SRH in 2016 before being released by the team the following season. Yuvraj has so far played 128 matches in the tournament and amassed 2652 runs at an average of 24.78 with 12 half-centuries and a highest score of 83.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Galway United Drawn At Home In Second Round Of EA Sports Cup

first_imgThe games will be played the week commencing the 17th of April. The draw for round two of the EA Sports Cup has been made with Galway United drawn to face Derry City at Eamon Deacy Park. The other game in Galway’s Pool is Ollie Horgan’s Finn Harps who have been drawn at home to Sligo Rovers. The Draw in Full is…Pool OneLimerick v Cork CityWaterford United v Cobh RamblersPool TwoGalway United v Derry CityFinn Harps v Sligo RoversPool ThreeSt Patrick’s Athletic v Bray WanderersDundalk v UCDPool FourShamrock Rovers v BohemiansShelbourne v Longford Townprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Ras Tailteann cyclist Derek Joyce wins Ireland West Duathlon Series 2017

first_imgWilliam Burke of Galway Tri showed great grit to finish second overall only a handful of points down, he is sure to be back next year to try and win the title, Ray McNamara Liquid Motion Ballina has been steadily building form through the series and is bound to be a contender in the triathlon season ahead.With over 700 participants taking part in one or more of the rounds throughout the series, each event had a different character, some used off road trails, hilly forest paths or the greenway, participants that came from all over the country were thrilled with the courses with some brilliant feedback has been acknowledged, there were some gigantic battles between the various club/Teams this section is bound to grow as every team participant has a chance to help their squad total.The age categories section proved very competitive especially the over 40 category with a huge battles at each event right to the end of the series.Claremorris promoted the first round on December 28th with the LOTG, the winner for the 2nd year in a row was Anthony Murray Multisport Westport, Tri Lakes TC promoted Rd 2 in Knockma in late January with John Greaney Hurtlocker having a sprint victory over Cavan’s Triathlete Killian Heery.Mid February Ballinrobe hosted Rd 3, Killian Heery eventually got the win over John Greaney.Round 4 was staged in Cong using part of the beautiful Ashford castle grounds (Rory Mc Elroy getting married there ) with Killian Heery taking his 2nd win on the bounce.Westport Leisure park promoted the last round on a beautiful day in late March, probably the strongest field of the series took to the line with Stephen Donnelly Liquid Motion Ballina storming to one of his best ever victories, John Greany Hurtlocker was second and Westport own Sean Mc Loughlin third.Holding form for 3 months isn’t easy but for most of the athletes the series was the ideal building block for Triathlon racing which kicks off in May. The 5 event series was sponsored by Bridge Signs Ballinrobe; the graphic designer even made the national headlines with the work he did with Ashford castle ahead of the Mc Elroy wedding.In the ladies category Ballina Ironwoman Lorraine Carey again nearly took a clean sweep winning 4 out of 5 races; it took the national champion Heather Foley of Belfast the only woman who could match the Ballina flier. She even placed 3rd overall in the series a super achievement in itself, It’s no wonder she won a silver medal at the national Duathlon championships recently.The team classification proved popular, clubs had to have at least 5 finishers at each event, Multisport AM Westport looked to be sailing away with the title for the second year running but a big push from Ballina’s Liquid motion, Tri Lakes TC and Galway’s Hurtlocker team closed the gap, the last race was a four way battle with John Greaney leading home his squad for the team title.The Bridge Signs prize presentation was attended by the various winners and it was held recently at the Clewbay Hotel WestportMale prize winners1st Derek Joyce Galway Bay Cycling Club2nd William Burke Galway Triathlon Club3rd Ray McNamara Liquid Motion Triathlon Club4th Paul Joyce Tri Lakes Triathlon Club5th Ciarán Kilcullen Ballaghaderreen Cycling ClubUnplaced Over 401st Michael Hession Team Hurtlocker Galway2nd Declan Nolan Liquid Motion Triathlon ClubOver 50Martin Kinneavey Western Lakes Cycling ClubOverall Female prize winners1st Lorraine Carey Liquid Motion Triathlon Club2nd Mary Daly MultiSport by Anthony Murray3rd Jean O’Connor Galway Triathlon Club4th Marie Halpin MultiSport by Anthony Murray5th Michelle Reynolds Liquid Motion Triathlon ClubUnplaced Over 401st Susanne O’Beirne Lough Key Triathlon Club2nd Carole King Westport Leisure Park EventsOver 501st Caitlín Woods Swinford Triathlon ClubTeams overall1st Team Hurtlocker  Galway2nd MultiSport by Anthony Murray Westport3rd Liquid Motion Triathlon Club BallinaCorporate teamMcHale Team BallinrobeRelay winners:Paul Coleman & Noel Jennings Hollymount WheelersThanks again to all the various sponsors of the individual events and to all the participants for taking part in the seriesPrizes sponsored by Bridge Signs Ballinrobe for the series.Full Race Results : www.raceface.ieprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Corofin man Derek Joyce believes the huge level of fitness and entrechat preparation required to complete the 8 stage An Post Ras stood to him well in Duathlon racing, even though both disciplines are as different as chalk and cheese in terms of duration and terrain. The Galway man was a complete novice when he entered at the first round of the Bridge Signs Ireland West Duathlon series, The Land of the Giants Duathlon held at Christmas was a baptism of fire for him but by the last event he gained in stature having his best result of the series at the Westport Duathlon on March 25thlast_img read more

Oranmore-Maree 2-18 Charleville 1-15 – The Commentary

first_imgGalway Bay FM’s Live GAA Commentaries are brought to you In Association With Supermacs print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Commentary from Niall Canavan and Sean Walsh center_img Here is another opportunity to hear Galway Bay FM’s commentary of Oranmore-Maree’s historic All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Club Final win over Charleville at Croke Park. last_img

Volleyball: Oct. 4 Scoreboard

first_imgThe Ladyjacks separated themselves late in set two to pull away for a 25-16 win and broke the third set open early to cruise to a 25-18 decision. Sam Houston overcame six lead changes in the first set and led throughout the second set after overcoming an early Cowgirl lead. Evie Singleton led the Central Arkansas offense on the day, hitting .319 while tallying a season-high 25 kills and adding 10 digs. Heather Schnars had 20 kills and six digs. Kristine Hjembo keyed the Central Arkansas attack, dishing out a match-high 27 assists. Defensively, Shelbee Berringer turned in a match-high 27 digs. Huntsville freshman Jordyn Vaughn delivered the match-winning point at 24-23 in the third set. Vaughn ended the afternoon with nine kills. Carling Urben added eight kills for the Bearkats. The Ladyjacks were locked in a battle with the Wildcats (2-15, 0-4 SLC) in the opening set, matching up point for point down the stretch. SFA fought off an ACU set point and had four such opportunities itself before clinching the first set 29-27. “I think we defend really well here,” Hernesman said. “We feel comfortable. Thursday wasn’t as hectic and Friday wasn’t as hectic and today we get up a little bit later and have a team meal together and come to the gym. It was nice to be back here after five weeks.” In the final set, the Islanders came out red-hot to record an impressive .471 hitting percentage. Phelps tallied six kills on a solid .857 hitting and the Islanders’ defense tallied 15 digs. A&M-Corpus Christi started strong with a 7-2 lead before HBU rallied back to even things at 8-8. The two teams went neck-and-neck until the Islanders steadily pulled away to build a four-point lead. A&M-Corpus Christi maintained its lead and capped off the win on a 4-1 run. During the run Gilpin put down a kill and Phelps closed out the set and the match with three straight kills to help the Islanders win 25-20. Kaci Eaton led a balanced Colonel offense with 16 kills. Kali Schwartz added 15 kills while Stephanie Tobison notched 12. Ainsley Marroccoli had a team-high 29 assists and Alyse Barclay added 17. Kalynn Egea led the team with 23 digs while Tobison added 17 and Eaton and Marroccoli each contributed 14. Emily Weimer had a team-leading five blocks while Schwartz added four. With the win, head coach Tony Graystone is one win away from his 400th career victory. Stephen F. Austin 3, Abilene Christian 0Sam Houston State 3, McNeese State 0Central Arkansas 3, Southeastern Louisiana 1Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3, Houston Baptist 1Northwestern State 3, UIW 1 Nicholls 3, Lamar 1 Mackenzie Neely led the offensive charge with 14 kills and got into the defensive action with five block assists. The Huskies answered in the second set early with a 9-8 lead and held the lead throughout the match. After HBU put together a 4-1 run, the Islanders rallied back to pull within one at 15-14 after straight kills by Phelps. HBU however scored four straight to extend their lead to 18-14. Gilpin and Phelps put down back-to-back kills, and Felux and Nicholson teamed up for the block assist to trim the deficit to two. Following a timeout by the Huskies, the Islanders stayed within striking distance, but straight errors by the Islanders gave HBU a three-point advantage. Gilpin followed with a kill before the two teams exchanged points and HBU closed out the match with a kill to win 25-23.      The Bearkats defeated McNeese State 25-21 25-20 25-23 to up their season record to 9-7. The Kats stand 2-1 in league action. The Colonels took an 18-9 lead in the fourth and looked to be pulling away, but Lamar battled back to a 21-21 tie. Nicholls regrouped and ultimately took the set 25-22 to win the match. After Nicholls won a tense third set 30-28, Cardinal Head Coach Alan Edwards slammed a loose volleyball into the court and stormed out of the gym. (Edwards returned before the start of the fourth set). SFA will hit the road next week for two conference matches. The team will face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m. before making the trip to Houston for a match against Houston Baptist on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 1:00 p.m.- Return to top – Junior Jacque Allen was another big reason SFA enjoyed such a high attack percentage in the match. The Mansfield, Texas native had 10 kills and one error on 14 attempts for a healthy .643 mark. She also contributed three blocks on the other side of the ball. “We knew we were going to have our hands full today,” said head coach Debbie Humphreys. “We expected it to be a battle. I like how when we’re in tight matches our players are just staying very relaxed and very confident. We aren’t going into panic mode. We are just very confident in what we are capable of doing.” Northwestern State 3, UIW 1 NATCHITOCHES, La. – Northwestern State utilized a strong defensive presence up front and three consecutive set victories to claim a 3-1 win (20-25, 25-16, 25-11, 25-22) over UIW at Prather Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. Central Arkansas 3, Southeastern Louisiana 1Hammond, La. – The Central Arkansas volleyball team was back in action on Saturday morning, travelling to Hammond, Louisiana to take on the Lady Lions of Southeastern Louisiana. The Sugar Bears out-hit the Lady Lions .245 to .154 on the day, picking up the 3-1 victory to improve to 5-0 in SLC play. The Kats never trailed in the final set after jumping out to a 4-0 lead. McNeese fought off two match points to cut the margin to one, 24-23, before Vaughn closed the door on the victory. Sam Houston returns to its home floor at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum Thursday, October 9, in a 6:30 p.m. match against Incarnate Word. The contest is the first at home for the Bearkats since August 30. The SHSU women also play host to Abilene Christian on homecoming day Saturday, October 11, at 11:30 a.m.- Return to top – Central Arkansas returns to the court on Thursday, hosting McNeese State at the Prince Center at 7:00 PM. The Sugar Bears will then host Nicholls at 2:00 PM on Saturday.- Return to top – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3, Houston Baptist 1CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Senior Brianna Brink posted 20 kills and a career-high 20 digs, and the defense tallied 98 digs to help the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team secure a 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20) win over Houston Baptist today in the Dugan Wellness Center. The Islanders hit .311 as a team and held HBU (7-10, 2-1 SLC) to .227 hitting to clinch their second Southland Conference win of the season. Brink led the Islanders (9-11, 2-1 SLC) with her sixth double-double of the season, while fellow senior Ashley Phelps helped lead the offense with 14 kills, and freshman Brittany Gilpin tallied a career-high 12 kills on .385 hitting. Kristyn Nicholson also had a solid match with her eighth double-double of the season. The freshman dished out a career-high 59 assists and registered 13 digs for the defense. Junior Hailey King helped lead five Islanders in double-digit digs with 23, and Ivy Baresh tallied 20 and freshman Maddy Wall chipped in a career-high 15 digs.     The first set was a back-and-forth battle with 12 ties and just three lead changes. The biggest lead either team built was two until the Islanders found momentum at 23-20. The Islanders pushed ahead at 21-19 after straight kills by Brink and Gilpin. After a timeout, HBU posted a kill before the Islanders scored four straight to clinch the first set, 25-20. During the run, Brink put down a kill and an ace before Baresh posted her third kill of the set. The Islanders captured the set on a hitting error by the Huskies. A&M-Corpus Christi hit .333 in the set and held HBU to .190 hitting. Brink led the set with seven kills on .333 hitting while King tallied seven digs and Nicholson passed out 16 assists.center_img “Glynna plays blocks so high that in their fast tempo offense for her what was happening was she was going up too big so we were getting her to seal low at the net,” Hernesman said. “She started picking up some blocks and she really brought a lot of energy to the team. In the third set offensively, I think she got six kills on six attempts so it’s fun to watch her when she cranks it up a notch.” SFA (11-7, 4-0 SLC) holds a perfect 12-0 set advantage over its first four conference matches this year. The last time the Ladyjacks went 4-0 without losing a set in the SLC was in 2007 – a year in which the team finished 15-1 in the conference. Stephen F. Austin 3, Abilene Christian 0NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin women’s volleyball team defeated Abilene Christian in straight sets (29-27, 25-16, 25-18) on Saturday afternoon in Shelton Gym to remain perfect in the Southland Conference. The Ladyjacks have won nine of their last 11 matches and haven’t dropped a set in conference play this year. “It’s going to be a long trip against two really good teams but we feel good about the start we got here and hopefully we can carry that over,” said Hernesman.- Return to top – Senior Jill Ivy had eight kills in the opening frame and finished the afternoon with a match-high 18 kills. She had three errors in 37 attacks for a .405 attack percentage, helping the Ladyjacks post a .339 hitting percentage as a team. With the win, the Colonels match their Southland Conference win total from last season and have 12 conference matches remaining. Senior Paige Holland finished the day with 39 assists for SFA to lead all players in the match. Nicholls 3, Lamar 1THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University women’s volleyball team dropped their first set before coming back and taking a 3-1 victory over Lamar University on Saturday in Stopher Gymnasium. The Islanders will continue Southland play when they host Stephen F. Austin on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. – Return to top – Sam Houston State 3, McNeese State 0LAKE CHARLES, La. – Sam Houston took only an hour and 20 minutes to pick up its second Southland Conference volleyball victory Saturday afternoon in Lake Charles, La. “Mackenzie has been really consistent,” Hernesman said. “She’s a big arm on the right. Regardless of who you’re playing, a lot of teams have a difficult time defending the right. We get her the ball in good spots for her. We’ve come to expect this of Mackenzie. She’s a lot more confident and aggressive so when she’s playing like that it’s tough to slow her down.” Outside hitter Stacey DiFrancesco added eight kills and 10 digs while setter Emily Johnson had 31 assists. Defensively, libero Bailey Martin tallied 21 digs. “We were good with our eyes,” fifth-year head coach Hugh Hernesman said. “We did a good job adjusting to a faster tempo offense. Our blockers and back court adjusted real well. Bailey (Martin) led the charge back there with some crucial digs. We started coming to a short zone serving and were able to disrupt them.” Central Arkansas (10-7, 5-0 SLC) hit .382 to win the first set 25-16 before hitting .351 to take the second set 25-17. Southeastern Louisiana rebounded in the third set, hitting .258 to win the set 25-21. The Lady Lions led the fourth set 20-18 before the Sugar Bears went on a 7-3 run to take the set 25-23. Middle blocker Glynna Johnson played a large part both offensively and defensively, tallying three block solos and seven block assists along with eight kills – including six in the third set – as the Lady Demons (6-11,3-1 SLC) limited Incarnate Word (5-12, 1-3 SLC) to an impressive .093 attack percentage. The Colonels will take on the University of New Orleans at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Human Performance Center.- Return to top – The Islanders and Huskies tied eight times in the third set with just one lead change. The Islanders hit .350 in the set and held HBU to .255 hitting. After HBU tied things up at 11-11, the Islanders pushed ahead for good after consecutive kills by Haley Satterwhite Day. After a kill by the Huskies, A&M-Corpus Christi put together a 3-0 run that included back-to-back aces by Baresh. With the Islanders holding a four-point cushion, HBU cut the lead to two with a kill and an ace. A&M-Corpus Christi held its ground to win 25-23 despite a late comeback by HBU. The Colonels (6-11, 2-2 SLC) lost a back-and-forth opening set 26-24. The Cardinals (1-14, 1-2 SLC) took an 18-14 lead in the second set before Nicholls stormed back to take a 25-22 victory. As the Colonels gained momentum, frustration rose on the Lamar bench. Juniors Madison Martin and OJ Olson led the defense with nine digs apiece, while Ivy contributed eight. NSU hits the road for two matches featuring play at Houston Baptist on Thursday at 7 o’clock and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday at 1 p.m. Setter Michelle Griffith produced both double figure assists (34) and digs (10). Breanna Homer accounted for nine digs. Autumn Taylor led the Cardinals offensively with 19 kills while Ashley Ellis had all 48 Lamar assists on the day. Erika Rojas had a team-high 17 digs and Lauren Stahlman had five service aces. For NSU, the two-match home stand was a nice change of pace after spending the first month of the season on the road at four different tournaments and a total of 15 matches. Deveney Wells-Gibson accounted for 18 of Sam Houston’s 38 kills. She hammered attacks for scores on set point in the first stanza and on three of the Kats’ final five points in the third and final set.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho backs compatriot Marco Silva to succeed at Hull City

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho vouched for fellow Portuguese Marco Silva’s competence and backed the new Hull City head coach to succeed ahead of Tuesday’s first leg of EFL Cup semi-final between the teams at Old Trafford.Critics have questioned the process behind Hull’s appointment on Thursday of the 39-year old, who guided Portuguese club Estoril to second division title in 2012 before winning the Portuguese Cup with Sporting in 2015. (Also read: Christmas fixtures great for fans, hard for players: Jose Mourinho)”He is known in Portugal as one of the good young coaches. He went to Greece and nobody knows what he did there,” Mourinho said of Silva.”Nobody knows he was a champion and now he comes to the big one. It’s a big opportunity for him so I hope he loses three matches and wins every (other) one.”He was not given a top job immediately. He did well at a small club in Portugal then he went to Sporting, one of the top three.”Silva led Greek side Olympiacos to their 43rd league title last season that was capped by a run of 17 victories from the first match day, a European record in the 21st century.”In spite of being a young guy, he is very experienced and very mature and I look forward to having another Portuguese guy here.”In this case, he is from a younger generation than myself and I would love him to do well but we all know it’s hard to jump when you are bottom of the Premier League,” Mourinho added.advertisementAfter 20 games, Hull are at the bottom of the Premier League with 13 points, four away from safety.Following Tuesday’s cup tie, Silva will shift focus on the league as his side host ninth-placed Bournemouth on Saturday.last_img read more