Frjálsi changes CEO status to loosen links with Arion Bank

first_imgBefore the change, auditing of the fund had also been the responsibility of Arion Bank, but from now on Frjálsi said it would entrust the internal audit of the fund to an auditing company. Arnaldur Loftsson, chief executive of Icelandic pension fund Frjálsi, has had his employment status changed as part of a move to distance the fund from its manager Arion Bank.The supervisory board of Frjálsi last week decided to make Loftsson an employee of the fund, rather than of the bank. The decision was taken in conjunction with Arion Bank, which has been managing the fund’s operations since 2008.The change is aimed at ensuring the pension fund’s independence from the bank, Frjálsi announced.The pension fund said that one reason behind the move towards its increased independence was to reduce the risk to its reputation that an operating arrangement with a bank could entail.last_img read more

Teen pot smokers develop anxiety

first_imgThe Age (Aust) 7 Aug 2012Teenagers who smoke cannabis weekly are more than twice as likely as non-users to develop an anxiety disorder in their late 20s, even if they stop using the drug, new research has shown.The research, published in the journal Addiction, drew on the results of a landmark 15-year study of nearly 2000 Victorian secondary students. An analysis of data collected between 1992 and 2008 found teenagers who smoked cannabis once a week or more for a period of at least six months doubled their risk of having an anxiety disorder for up to a decade afterwards. About 12 per cent of teenagers in the study – or one in eight – smoked cannabis at that level.The association between cannabis use and anxiety disorders persisted even when researchers took into account other possible explanations, including pre-existing mental health problems or other drug use.Lead author Professor Louisa Degenhardt, from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW, said the study showed cannabis use during adolescence had ”a persistent association with anxiety disorders” that continued into adulthood.”Given that anxiety is the most prevalent mental health disorder in the Australian population … we need to investigate the findings further because it is highly possible that early cannabis use causes enduring mental health risks,” she said. read more

Leola Elizabeth Ebinger

first_imgBrothers:Roy Miller of HoltonRalph (Joyce) Miller of Osgood SURVIVORS:Sons:  Ronald (Billie Sue) Ebinger of HoltonRichard (Wanda) Ebinger of Greensburg, INDavid (Lisa) Ebinger of Holton Arrangements by Neal’s Funeral VISITATION:   Monday, June 6, 2016/ Neal’s Funeral Home/ 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.FUNERAL:       Tuesday, June 7, 2016/ St. John’s Catholic Church, Osgood/10:00 a.m.BURIAL:           Church cemetery.MEMORIALS: St. John’s Cemetery Leola Elizabeth Ebinger, age 95 of Holton, Indiana, surrounded by her family, entered the gates of heaven early Friday evening, June 3, 2016 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was the loving daughter of the late Leo John and Eva Marie Koechlin Miller. Leola married Charles Edward Ebinger on April 17, 1948 and to this union, three sons and three daughters were born. At an early age, Charles preceded her in death on November 4, 1968, leaving Leola with five children still at home to raise. With great spiritual strength and strong work ethics, she successfully raised her family! Working for the US Shoe Factory in Osgood for approximately 15 years and raising gardens were ways in which she provided for her family. Attending St. John’s Catholic Church of Osgood was a very important part of her family’s life. She was a very devoted member and had also served on the Parish Council. Quilting had always been a great passion. She gave quilts to each of her children, grandchildren, and also to many friends. Each great grandchild received a baby quilt.  In her later years, she enjoyed being a member of the local Red Hatters’. Daughters:Charla (Steve) McEvoy of HoltonCheryl (Rick) Caswell of GreensburgDebby Ebinger of Holton She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Leslie and Paul Miller;  2 sisters Mary Thola and Florence Miller; and also 1 grandson, Jeremy Ebinger. Grandchildren: 19Great Grandchildren: 44Great Great Grandchildren: 2 Sister-in-law:  Laura Miller of Greensburglast_img read more

Keane needs a break – O’Neill

first_img Press Association And former Villa boss O’Neill believes Keane needs a break after doing both roles since July. “He didn’t have any holiday – he went straight from international duty with us in America to the job at Aston Villa and eventually those things catch up with you, one side of Christmas or the other,” he told FAI TV. “Roy being the perfectionist he is wanted to give everything to every single cause, but I think maybe a bit of family time now is perhaps something which is missing. “We had a big discussion about the issue at the last international get-together. He was more concerned about having that full commitment to Villa and to ourselves. “I said in the past and it’s worth reiterating – I never had a problem with his commitment to the Republic of Ireland. Everything I was hoping he would bring to the table – commitment, enthusiasm, the strong desire we know he possesses – haven’t been a problem. “I am delighted the Republic of Ireland have been his first choice.” Keane replaced Ian Culverhouse in the summer, with Lambert’s former assistant having left at the end of last season following an internal club investigation. The Irishman departs with Villa just two points above the relegation zone, and with Lambert under increasing pressure from fans. The former Manchester United midfielder left as Paul Lambert’s number two on Friday, just 24 hours before their Barclays Premier League game at Burnley. Keane is also O’Neill’s assistant with Ireland and said he was struggling to juggle his duties for club and country. They are winless in their last eight games and head to Turf Moor without key defenders Ron Vlaar, Philippe Senderos and Nathan Baker, while Christian Benteke is still suspended and Fabian Delph is recovering from a dislocated shoulder. Lambert admits they must turn their slide around, but continues to defend his side’s form. “We’ve got to find a solution,” he said. “We’ve got to get ourselves out of that (relegation-fighting) mode. “In the last two games (both draws) we have merited points. If you look at the table, it’s that tight this year. “Arsenal are five points ahead of us and Liverpool are a couple – it’s massive clubs like that who are round about that kind of area. “With the way the table is, one win gets you up a few places. I’m under no illusions about that. It’s not a position everybody here is happy with, but we have to find a solution to get up the table. He added: “This year you don’t know what’s going to happen. You can’t predict what’s going to happen. “We have to find a solution to get this club out of that mode of being down and round about it.” Asked whether he was under pressure, Lambert said: “From myself, yes. “Whatever happens or comes from the top… you only put pressure on yourself. “It’s not actually something I talk about. The chairman will decide that. He’ll decide what he thinks. At the moment I’ll do the best I possibly can and see what happens. “The pressure is there. Don’t think for one minute that (owner) Randy (Lerner) sits there and thinks it’s all plain sailing. The pressure is always there.” Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill believes burn-out could have caused Roy Keane to quit as Aston Villa assistant manager.last_img read more

USC rejects gift from Harvey Weinstein

first_imgDaily Trojan file photoUSC will not accept Harvey Weinstein’s $5 million pledge to the School of Cinematic Arts, according to a statement issued by the University on Tuesday.“In light of the admitted behavior by Mr. Weinstein and the subsequent reports there is no way the school would move forward,” SCA spokeswoman Kristin Borella told NBC4 on Tuesday. “This was a pledge and no funding had begun.”Last Thursday, The New York Times published a report revealing decades of sexual harassment allegations against the film executive, detailing various monetary negotiations with his alleged  victims.Weinstein was consequently fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday, after board members cited his violations of the company’s code of conduct, The Times reported.Following the report, Weinstein published a public statement expressing regret for his actions and announced a $5 million pledge for a foundation to support female filmmakers at SCA. USC later confirmed that the University had been in talks with Weinstein about his foundation for a year.The University did not immediately decline Weinstein’s pledge following the statements.Weinstein also previously had ties with USC. In February 2015, Weinstein visited the School of Cinematic Arts as a speaker to discuss his career in the film industry.last_img read more

Championship hopefuls and 32Red show support for Responsible Gambling Week

first_imgShare Submit Share Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Related Articles Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough FC and principal partner 32Red are getting behind next month’s Responsible Gambling Week. The club has become the first the English Football League side to sign up to the cross-industry initiative, with both partys emphasising that they are “keen to show their support in delivering the message”.The show of support comes after the pair unveiled their link-up earlier this year, which also saw fellow Kindred Group brand Unibet secure branding rights as part of the deal.As part of the initiative, 32Red has agreed to donate all match-day advertising space, encapsulating screens, LEDs and programme, to deliver the Responsible Gambling message for the live televised fixture against Derby County, at the clubs Riverside home, on Saturday 27 October (kick off 12:30pm).A spokesman for Middlesbrough FC commented: “Responsible Gambling Week is an opportunity for us as football clubs and organisations to play a part in delivering a clear and concise message. We have a social responsibility and this is very important to us to be at the forefront of this.”Building upon 2017’s inaugural offering, this year sees Irish organisations join the campaign, and focus upon a theme of ‘Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling.’As part of the week, practical advice will be shared through social media channels, to ensure responsible gambling messages reach the widest possible audience.Neil Banbury, general manager at 32Red, added: “Everyone at 32Red is delighted to support Responsible Gambling Week. We want our customers to enjoy gambling in a safe and sustainable way, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to make sure they always set their limits and stay in control.”Responsible Gambling Week aims to get people talking about what it means to gamble responsibly, tools available to keep the activity fun and how players of all types can gamble safely, whilst ensuring any individual that needs added information, help or support knows where to find it.It is anticipated that around 127,000 staff at around 11,000 gambling venues and online sites in the UK and Ireland will take part in Responsible Gambling Week. StumbleUponlast_img read more

Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments

first_img Sarbjit Bakhshi, Smarkets Head of Politics has joined forces with GVC Holdings counterpart Matt Shaddick to launch ‘Art of the Possible’ (@PossiblePod) – a podcast analysing political betting markets, predictions and further events.Ahead of the US 2020 Election on 3 November, @PossiblePod forms part of the ‘Old Bull’ audio series by the American Civics Exchange, providing its listeners expert analysis on US politics and unbiased insights with regards to US predictions, data and polling.With global lockdown disrupting all major sports events, US 2020 has taken centre stage for bookmakers as this year’s biggest wagering market.Bakhshi tells SBC, “The level of interest in political prediction markets and trading has never been greater than with the current US 2020 Presidential election. To capitalise on this, and better help people understand political trading, we decided to create the Art of the Possible podcast”.Scanning the majority of bookmakers, current US 2020 market odds favour a 6/4 Joe Biden DNC victory, as President Trump’s continued mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and its dire consequences, see him and the GOP slip on all major US Election polls and indicators.Nevertheless, recognised as the leading industry figureheads on political wagering, Bakhshi and Shaddick warn against trading teams being led by easy campaign rhetoric.“Creating and running political prediction markets can be challenging. It requires a lot of research and uncovers many oddities in the political systems around the world. Our show is a chance for listeners to understand our thinking and uncover these quirks with us.” Bakhshi adds.“With our expert guests, we explore the stories behind the headlines, what might be motivating the markets and help political traders better understand the markets we’ve created and how they can best trade them.” Betfair US 2020 – Biden takes pole position but punters side with Trump July 6, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020last_img read more

Clippers looking to run and run and run some more this season

first_imgThe goal is to run at every opportunity, a departure from Chris Paul’s tenure with the Clippers.“We have guys, especially our bigs, who can outrun other bigs,” Rivers said, referring to center DeAndre Jordan, power forward Blake Griffin and small forward Danilo Gallinari. “We want our guards (to make the long-distance pass). You see it, let it go.”There is a method to the madness, Rivers said. The Clippers are determined to use their superior size and athleticism to get easy baskets. Lob City might be what makes Clippers fans jump from their seats, but Layup City could help win games, too.“We’re using a football analogy this year,” Rivers explained. “If it’s even, throw it. We’re making it. We’re forcing that pass. We believe our guys are going to get it before the other guy. Our guys are getting used to it. They’re missing a couple of them, too.“To me, if ‘D.J.’ and a big are running together, ‘D.J.’ is going to get the ball. Blake’s going to get the ball. Willie (Reed, a 6-foot-11 backup center), we may have to hold that one up. But a lot of our guys are faster and we have to take advantage of it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MORE ON MILOSTeodosic, a 30-year-old rookie from Serbia, has fit in seamlessly to the Clippers’ free-flowing game so far, according to Griffin. Teams have tried and failed in the past to lure Teodosic to the NBA, but the Clippers finally got him to put pen to paper this past summer.Teodosic signed a two-season, $12.3 million contract in July.“He pretty much delivers it where you need it when you need it,” Griffin said of Teodosic’s alert passing. “Guys like that are easy to play with. You’ve just got to be ready to catch the ball. It’s a lot of fun. He’s one of those point guards who knows exactly when to pass. It’s been a lot of fun.”Rivers has been impressed, too. Teodosic averaged 6.5 assists in 24 minutes as the Clippers split two exhibitions against the Raptors at the University of Hawaii. Perhaps the only concern was his 1-for-8 shooting and 2 points-per-game average.“He played well, but Milos is way better than he played (against the Raptors),” Rivers said. “He’ll be the first to tell you that. He’s just got to get a little more comfortable. He’s got to find his shots. He’s a great shooter. He’s looking to pass a lot, which is fine by me.“As the year goes on, Milos will just get better and better.”center_img PLAYA VISTA — Milos Teodosic’s 70-foot underhand scoop pass that led to teammate Patrick Beverley’s layup in the first half of the Clippers’ exhibition victory Tuesday over the Toronto Raptors in Honolulu was a highlight-reel sensation within, oh, minutes of the play’s completion.Clippers coach Doc Rivers couldn’t say he’d never witnessed anything like it because he had been treated to a preview during a training camp practice one day earlier. Unconventional as it might have appeared, Teodosic’s pass earned Rivers’ seal of approval.“We’re looking for that long-court pass every chance we get,” he said.Teodosic and the Clippers will offer further glimpses of what’s coming this season when they play host to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center, the third of their five exhibition games. The regular season begins Oct. 19, and the Clippers have vowed to have a new look in 2017-18.last_img read more

NHL playoffs 2019: Brock McGinn extends Carolina’s postseason with miraculous save, game-winning goal

first_imgIn double-overtime after outshooting the Capitals 16-6 but being unable to find the back of the net, the Hurricanes were finally rewarded as McGinn found the back of the net on a pass from Justin Williams.Mr. Game 7 to Brock McGinn sends the @NHLCanes to the 2nd round!!#TakeWarning— FOX Sports Carolinas (@CanesOnFSCR) April 25, 2019You could not have written the ending to this story better for McGinn.The Hurricanes will now face off with the Islanders in the second round of the playoffs starting Friday. The Capitals thought they had won the game with a late goal in the third period but Brock McGinn wasn’t letting this shot cross the line.With less than three minutes to play in Game 7 on Wednesday, the Capitals got a shot that rolled past Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek with the game tied 3-3. The puck slid carefully toward the line and Washington fans thought for sure their team was about to take a 4-3 lead with barely any time to play.But McGinn somehow came flying out of nowhere to knock the puck away and extend Carolina’s playoff life. Related News Also, Brock McGinn, goalie— Shane O’Donnell (@shane1342o) April 25, 2019The save was absolutely pivotal for the Hurricanes as they were able to fend off a late Capitals attack and force overtime in Game 7.They have little chance of doing that without McGinn’s save.By the way, in case you didn’t know, playoff hockey is the best.McGinn just proved that point easily.Update: Brock McGinn also won the game for the Hurricanes. This stuff can’t be made up. NHL playoffs 2019: Knights call key penalty ‘a f—ing joke’ after Game 7 OT Sharks winlast_img read more

NBA All-Star Saturday Night: Come see if another man can fly … over a car

first_img NBA All-Star weekend: L.A. is already the center of the hoop world AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersGriffin won the Slam Dunk Contest at the 2011 All-Star Weekend with the greatest stunt in the history of the NBA’s annual midseason celebration. Technically, it was just another dunk off a lob pass from one Clipper to another. The car added an element that catapulted Griffin to superstardom, though.Griffin went on to become Rookie of the Year, a five-time All-Star, a pitchman, the face of a franchise that was on the rise and, ultimately, a tradeable asset. The Clippers dealt him last month to the Detroit Pistons in a franchise-altering move.So much has changed in the seven years since that career-defining moment. Griffin won’t be a participant in either the dunk contest Saturday or the game Sunday at Staples Center. A new generation of dunkers has emerged, including former Lakers leaper Larry Nance Jr., now with Cleveland.Larry Nance Sr., won the 1984 dunk contest in Denver, the NBA’s first.Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and Dennis Smith Jr. of the Dallas Mavericks also are entered in the premier event on All-Star Saturday Night. The NBA also will conduct a skills contest and a 3-point shooting contest. For NBA All-Star Weekend, here’s our lineup of All-Southern California NBA All-Stars Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets, Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Buddy Hield (Sacramento Kings), Al Horford (Boston Celtics), Lauri Markkanen (Chicago Bulls) and Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets) also will compete in the Skills Challenge.Harris averaged a career-high 18.1 points before the Clippers acquired him from the Pistons. Overall, he’s averaging 18 points on 45 percent shooting, plus 5.3 rebounds and 2 assists in 54 games in 2017-18, including six with the Clippers.In addition to Harris, Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Wayne Ellington (Miami Heat), Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder), Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) will compete.Gordon is the defending champion. The younger Nance would have been a hometown favorite, but the Lakers traded him and Jordan Clarkson to the Cavaliers in exchange for Channing Frye, Isaiah Thomas and a first-round draft pick at the trade deadline Feb. 8. Nance is still likely to get a lot of support, though.Two Clippers highlight the other events.Guard Lou Williams will participate in the Skills Challenge and forward Tobias Harris, acquired along with Avery Bradley and Boban Marjanovic and two draft picks in the Jan. 29 deal that sent Griffin to Detroit, will compete in the 3-point Contest.Williams is the league’s leading scorer while playing n a reserve role, averaging 22 points. Overall, he’s averaging career-bests of 23.2 points and 5.3 assists while shooting 37.8 percent on 3-point shots and 89.5 percent from the free-throw line.Related Articles LOS ANGELES — The last time it was here a man jumped over a car and dunked a basketball.Baron Davis piloted a KIA onto the Staples Center court as a choir assembled at midcourt to sing, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Blake Griffin accepted a lob pass through the sun roof from Davis, soared over the hood and slammed the ball through the basket as the raucous sellout crowd roared.Charles Barkley then dared on TNT to say it wasn’t that great of a dunk.Come on, man. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more