GFORCE selected for Corporate Sevens again

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The event last yearAfter the runaway success of the first Corporate Rugby Sevens Tournament to be held by Tigers Events at the Leicester Tigers ground, the organisers are putting the finishing touches to the plans for this year’s June tournament. Once again Gymphlex have been selected to provide GFORCE Rugby Kits for all participating teams.Matt Poole, Director at Tigers Events comments:-“The kit produced by GFORCE for the National Corporate Sevens would be worthy of gracing any major rugby tournament. We have had tremendous feedback from all the teams and are looking forward to working with GFORCE this year”. All Teams will once again be playing in professional quality co-ordinated sportswear from Gymphlex, including the GFORCE dye-sublimated Rugby Shirts and Shorts. All garments will be manufactured in the teams colours, with personalised branding for Tiger’s Events and each corporate team.center_img For further information on GFORCE please call 01507 523243 or look at www.gforcesportswear.co.uk.last_img read more

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Morningstar, CoreLogic, and More …

first_img Previous: FHA Announces Expanded Mortgage Relief for Disaster Victims Next: Mortgage Delinquencies Dip, Foreclosure Starts Spike Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Which companies are merging, and what professionals are moving? See some highlights in this update of the housing and mortgage industries.Chicago-headquartered Morningstar Credit Ratings has announced the appointment of Brian Grow as President of the company. In his new role Grow will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s business and will be based out of New York. He will report to Haywood Kelly, Head of Global research at Morningstar, the company said in a statement.“Brian has proven to be an extremely effective leader and has helped take Morningstar Credit Ratings from a single-asset class to a full-service and diverse rating agency,” said Kelly. “His analytical and technical expertise, high-quality standards, and history of strategic decision-making will support Morningstar in its mission to help investors reach their financial goals. I look forward to working closely with Brian to continue building our ratings and research offerings.”____________________________________________________________________CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, recently announced that Pete Carroll has joined the CoreLogic Government Affairs team as Executive, Public Policy & Industry Relations. Carroll brings housing finance and policy experience to the company and will report to Stuart Pratt, Global Head of Public Policy & Industry Relations. Most recently, Carroll served as EVP of Quicken Loans where he led the development and discussion of Quicken’s positions on a broad spectrum of policy issues. Earlier, he was SVP, Capital Markets, at Wells Fargo and was the Assistant Director, Office of Mortgage Markets, at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.“Pete is an accomplished executive who can elevate CoreLogic insights and exercise influence on policy, strategy and innovation to support the transformation of the housing finance sectors here in Washington,” said Pratt. “Pete and I will work together to continue to strengthen the voice and presence of CoreLogic in key government, agency and client discussions.”____________________________________________________________________Black Knight, Inc., a provider of software, data, and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate, and capital market verticals based in Jacksonville, Florida, announced the pricing of the previously announced underwritten public offering by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. of 8,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a public offering price of $46.70 pursuant to a shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company has agreed to repurchase from the underwriter 2,000,000 shares of the 8,000,000 shares of common stock being sold by the Selling Shareholder at a per-share purchase price equal to the price payable by the underwriter to the Selling Shareholder. As such, only 6,000,000 shares of the 8,000,000 shares of common stock being sold by the Selling Shareholder will be sold to the public. The Selling Shareholder will receive all of the net proceeds from this offering. No shares are being sold by the Company. The offering is expected to close on February 15, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.____________________________________________________________________Arch Capital Group Ltd, the Bermuda-based financial services firm reported a net income of $203.5 million, a 9.9 percent annualized return on average common equity, compared to $62.4 million for the 2016 fourth quarter. The after-tax operating income to Arch common shareholders stood at $187.4 million, a 9.1 percent return on average common equity during the quarter.The company reported pre-tax catastrophic losses, net of reinsurance and reinstatement premiums, of $0.8 million, reflecting $68.4 million from the California wildfires, $1.5 million from other events and $69.1 million of reductions on the 2017 third quarter hurricane events. Arch’s book value per common share was $60.91 on December 31, 2017, a 2.2 percent increase from $59.61 per share in the prior quarter and a 10.4% increase from $55.19 per share during the same period in the prior year. 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Update on the latest sports

first_img— Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, football coach Paul Chryst and men’s basketball coach Greg Gard are being asked to take a 15% pay cut over the next six months as part of the school’s response to the pandemic. School officials say Alvarez, Chryst and Gard are among 25 of the athletic department’s highest-earning employees who are being asked to take that voluntary cut. There will be no reduction in that group’s work hours.— Canada’s gymnastics federation laid off 70% of its staff this week. The organization’s chief executive officer hopes the emergency funding announced by the federal government Friday allows him to recall people soon. Canada’s amateur sports system will receive nearly $52 million to alleviate the financial pain from the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletes whose monthly Sport Canada checks are affected by the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to 2021 also receive financial aid.— Figure Skating in Harlem is pivoting from the ice to the internet. The annual fundraiser was called off in March, two days before it would have hit the ice. So instead, the Figure Skating in Harlem Champions in Life Virtual Gala will be held on May 14. It will feature Olympic champions Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi and Meryl Davis. The 23-year-old group is the only organization for girls of color that combines education with access to the athletic and artistic discipline of figure skating.— One of the fighters scheduled to take part in Saturday’s UFC mixed martial arts event in Jacksonville, Florida, has tested positive for the COVID-19. UFC says Jacaré Souza’s middleweight bout against Uriah Hall has been called off after Souza tested positive, along with his two cornermen. UFC says all three men have left the host hotel and will be self-isolating off premises, where UFC’s medical team will monitor their conditions remotely. The UFC is returning after an involuntary eight-week break that upended plans by UFC President Dana White to keep fighting amid the coronavirus outbreak.— The president of French soccer club Lyon (lee-OHN’) says all members of its men’s and women’s teams have tested negative for the coronavirus. They were tested by team doctors. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR cancels 3 major racesUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR’s revised 2020 Cup schedule eliminates three major races as the circuit attempts to restart its season. NASCAR has canceled races at Richmond Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway and Sonoma Speedway. Richmond was originally scheduled for April 19 and Chicagoland was slated for June 21. Speedway Motorsports traded its road course race in Sonoma scheduled for June 14 for a Cup race at Charlotte on May 27.NASCAR plans to race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina on May 17 and May 20. Since those races weren’t originally scheduled, NASCAR forfeited events at its Richmond and Chicago tracks.NASCAR is attempting to race at tracks within driving distance of its North Carolina-based teams.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took part in a teleconference Friday with members of the National Basketball Players Association for an update on the league’s plans amid the pandemic. A person familiar with the call’s details says Silver told players that the league is still aiming to hold full best-of-seven playoff series should the season resume and that playing without fans is an obvious possibility. Silver also spoke about the well-known notion of having the season resume in a centralized location, though cautioned that no decisions may be made for another several weeks. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that clubs gained the ability to reduce the draft as part of their March 26 agreement with the players’ association and MLB plans to finalize a decision next week to go with the minimum.The 160 players drafted would be by far the fewest since the annual selection started in 1965. The amount of signing bonus pool money eliminated is over $29 million.KYLE LARSON RETURNSKyle Larson returns to racing – on dirtKNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Kyle Larson has returned to racing for the first time since he was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing for using a racial slur in a NASCAR iRacing event last month. Larson was one of 24 drivers to make the main event in Friday night’s World of Outlaws sprint car race, a $15,000-to-win Invitational held without spectators on the dirt oval in Knoxville, Iowa. Larson finished 10th. Associated Press — At least six of the 20 English Premier League clubs are concerned about the plan to use neutral stadiums to finish the season. Ahead of Monday’s crunch meeting of topflight clubs, the Hornets have joined Brighton and Aston Villa in making clear their opposition to the current “Project Restart” plans. Watford is 17th in the league with nine rounds left and looking to fight off relegation amid a challenging backdrop brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.— Driving around Formula One tracks without fans cheering at Silverstone and Monza would literally feel “very empty” for world champion Lewis Hamilton. He says it would be emptier than a test day, when at least some people are looking on. The first 10 races this season have been postponed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the iconic Monaco Grand Prix scrapped for the first time in 66 years. F1 remains hopeful that the season can start in early July with a double header at the Austrian Grand Prix, and that 15-18 of the 22 scheduled races can yet be completed. But all of them would be held without any fans.MLB-DRAFTMLB reduces draft to 5 roundsNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million.center_img Update on the latest sports May 9, 2020 — A small number of NBA practice facilities reopened for workouts Friday, and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus. Cleveland and Portland were open for players who wanted to get back into game shape. The Orlando Magic revealed that they have been authorized by local health officials to test players and staff.— The NFL’s success virtually drafting players has the NHL thinking of holding its draft before awarding the Stanley Cup. The NHL is considering having the draft earlier in June. There are mixed feelings among executives about the idea. Unlike the NFL, which held its draft as usual in the middle of its offseason, the NHL would face several wrinkles going forward with a draft held before the season is complete. Teams would not be able to trade players, there would be a lack of clarity over next year’s salary cap and the draft order could be determined before all games are played.— NCAA President Mark Emmert says the coronavirus is making it unlikely all schools will be ready to begin competing in college sports at the same time. He says the goal is for every team to have an equal amount of preparation time before its season starts. Emmert acknowledges there could be some competitive inequities caused by schools having varied timelines for re-opening campuses.— The presidents of the 11 Big East Conference schools are leaning toward not allowing sports to be played at schools this season unless their campuses are open. While no deadlines have been set, Commissioner Val Ackerman said the presidents indicated a late June/early July deadline for fall sports, and possibly a Sept. 1 deadline for winter sports. It is conceivable the league would play with some members not participating. Ackerman said there are hybrid scenarios that could change things, such as a campus opening late.— The end of this virus-disrupted school year has produced a bleak financial outlook for major college sports. Budget projections are landing in the red. West Virginia has announced a $5 million projected shortfall for the fiscal year ending June 30. The athletic director will take a 10% salary reduction for the next budget cycle along with other high earners in the department. Minnesota has forecast a $4 million deficit for the current fiscal period. The month before the pandemic hit, a $1 million surplus was projected. Now, the school says all cost-savings measures are on the table. It’s a total reset for a driver who less than a month ago was the top free agent in NASCAR. His career came to a sudden halt when he was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing for using a racial slur in an iRacing event late Easter Sunday. Matt Kenseth has come out of retirement to replace Larson when NASCAR resumes May 17.Friday night’s event also featured the return of Kasey Kahne (kayn), who retired from NASCAR at the end of the 2018 season. He was supposed to race 50 sprint car events for his own team last year but was injured in a March 2019 accident and had not raced before Friday night.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Racing returns to Clonmel

first_imgThursday’s action gets underway at 12.50. Clonmel Racecourse plays host to one of its biggest events of the year later this week.The Clonmel Oil Steeplechase is the feature race on the cards this Thursday.Trainer Gordon Elliott plans to run up to three of his top chasers in Grade 2 event: Photo: © pixabay.comlast_img

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What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told dismal Manchester United behind closed doors after West Ham…

first_imgAdvertisement ncqxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc4qWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E39xda( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) iolWould you ever consider trying this?😱beqq6Can your students do this? 🌚3ecRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly delivered a furious rant to his team telling them that they were letting the club down after United’s flop outing at the London stadium. Solskjaer was furious with his stars following their dismal 2-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham on Sunday. The United boss is well known for his will to defend his players in public, but now it looks like he is less sympathetic with them behind the closed doors.Advertisement British news outlet The Times report that Solskjaer was so angry with the loss that he simply let out his feelings straight after the game. The reports further claim that he made it very clear to his squad that in no doubt they had fallen below the standards expected at United. He also ordered them to raise their efforts and their game if the club is going to get anywhere close to challenging for trophies again, Times mention.Advertisement With West Ham strengthening their squad this summer, the Red Devils manager looks to be in pressure as United went down to the eighth position in the Premier League and the situation looks bleaker after the loss of Marcus Rashford through injury. And Solskjaer desperately hopes that Anthony Martial will recover from his thigh problem before their match against Arsenal on Monday or he has to arrive at the ground without a recognised  striker at his disposal.Meanwhile Jose Mourinho has claimed that the side have got worse since he left, last December. With club legend Roy Keane also weighed in and said it is scary how far the club have fallen in recent years.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

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G.Sathiyan crashes out of Table Tennis Men’s World Cup in Round of 16

first_imgAdvertisement aqbzkoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs88Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Emivl1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bkrbWould you ever consider trying this?😱9rrupnCan your students do this? 🌚og7ixRoller skating! Powered by Firework The star Table Tennis player of India, G.Sathiyan crashed out of Table Tennis Men’s World Cup in Round of 16. However, Sathiyan played well in the Group stage. He won against two better ranked players in the Group stage of Men’s Table Tennis World Cup.Advertisement In the round of 16, G.Sathiyan had to face the former number one player, Boll. Boll is currently the fifth ranked seed in this tournament. He is very much experienced player in the circuit and almost all players in the World are not comfortable to play against him.Advertisement G.Sathiyan started the game with a bang. He won the first game of the match by a margin of 11-7. The experienced campaigner Boll started to show his class from the second game of the match. Boll won back to back four games to seal the win against the star Indian table tennis player.The match ended with a scoreline of 11-7; 8-11; 5-11; 9-11; 8-11 in favour of Boll. The scoreline is also suggesting that G.Sathiyan did not give up the match without any fight. The Indian star Table Tennis player has also secured a prize money worth $7000 as he is going to finish within 9th to 16th position in this competition this year.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

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Castlegar sweeps pair from Nelson Peewee Leafs

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsCastlegar did its best to ruin the weekend for the Nelson Leafs as the Sunflower City squad scored a pair of West Kootenay Minor Hockey Peewee Rep League wins.Kadrian Klimchuk scored twice to lead Castlegar to a 3-1 victory Friday night at the Pioneer Arena.Saturday, Klimchuk and Tanner Costa each had three points to lead Castlegar to a 5-2 win over Nelson at the Arena Complex.The two wins leapfrogged Castlegar past Nelson in West Kootenay Minor Hockey Peewee Rep League standings.Nelson managed to conclude the weekend with some positive results as the Leafs double Revelstoke 6-3 in a game played in Nakusp.“It wasn’t as bad as it looks,” said Nelson coach Rod Podgorenko. “We had very good play from Merissa Dawson and Amit Bhabra and our goalies (Curt Doyle and Joey Timmermans) also played very well during the weekend.”Friday, Castlegar scored one goal in each period to edge Nelson. Justin Podgorenko scored the lone goal for Nelson.Saturday, Castlegar blitzed Nelson for four second-period goals to win its second game in as many days.Everett Hicks and Aigne McGeady-Bruce replied for Nelson.Sunday, Justin Podgorenko, with two goals and an assist, led Nelson offensively.Jacob Shukin, Taylor Cooper, Logan Mengler and Ben Woodward added [email protected]last_img read more

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Richard Neufeld has been selected for the Senate

first_imgRichard Neufeld has been selected by the Prime Minister.18 seats were filled included 3 from British Columbia.  Richard has served as MLA for this region since 1991 and since 2001 served as Minister of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources.  Mr Neufeld also served on council in Fort Nelson, including 5 years as mayor.We will have more on this story shortly.- Advertisement –last_img

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Crow Fulfills Aesop Story

first_imgThe fabled intelligence of the crow has been tested, and the crows passed.  Bird and Emery tested an old Aesop fable and were amazed:In Aesop’s fable The Crow and the Pitcher, a thirsty crow uses stones to raise the level of water in a pitcher and quench its thirst.  A number of corvids have been found to use tools in the wild, and New Caledonian crows appear to understand the functional properties of tools and solve complex physical problems via causal and analogical reasoning.  The rook, another member of the corvid family that does not appear to use tools in the wild, also appears able to solve non-tool-related problems via similar reasoning.  Here, we present evidence that captive rooks are also able to solve a complex problem by using tools.  We presented four captive rooks with a problem analogous to Aesop’s fable: raising the level of water so that a floating worm moved into reach.  All four subjects solved the problem with an appreciation of precisely how many stones were needed.  Three subjects also rapidly learned to use large stones over small ones, and that sawdust cannot be manipulated in the same manner as water.  This behavior demonstrates a flexible ability to use tools, a finding with implications for the evolution of tool use and cognition in animals.Science Daily reported on the story.  The BBC News report includes a video of a rook quickly solving the problem after examining the situation and appearing to “think” about it.1.  Christopher David Bird and Nathan John Emery, “Rooks Use Stones to Raise the Water Level to Reach a Floating Worm,” Current Biology, 06 August 2009, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.07.033.Aesop may have been a better naturalist than we expected.  OK, here are the “implications for the evolution of tool use and cognition in animals.”  Humans evolved from crows, and apes are degenerate humans who drank too much Old Crow for millions of years.    Enjoy watching the birds in your yard – even the plain old black, raucous-sounding crows.  They may be watching back.  Nevermore will corvids be considered birdbrains.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Empowerment paddling in Knysna

first_img17 August 2005The Paddle Cruiser, South Africa’s only paddle-driven ship – and the Western Cape coastal town of Knysna’s newest tourist attraction – is proving a model for black economic empowerment.“We knew from the start that the vessel would have to be managed by a crew of highly skilled and dedicated people,” says William Smith, director of the Featherbed Company, which owns and operates the Paddle Cruiser.“But the problem was that South Africa had never had a vessel like this one – so we had to train new people from scratch.“We recruited and began training the boat’s managers – the men who would become its skippers – while it was still under construction,” says Smith. “Because we’re good corporate citizens, we made sure the successful candidates came from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.”Neither Floyd Herwels nor Stanley van Rooyen had had any maritime experience when they started with the Featherbed Company, but both have taken to life afloat with gusto.“I applied for the job because I wanted a change from the admin work I was doing for an insurance company,” says Van Rooyen. “And I took it on because it was a challenge.“Our training took nearly two years and earned me a Class 6 port operations license – a qualification recognised around the world.”Van Rooyen and Herwels are now equipped to take responsibility for the safety and smooth operation of the vessel and for the comfort of its passengers. This they do at least twice a day, almost every day of the year.The Paddle Cruiser experienceBuilt over a period of 18 months by Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing and launched in Cape Town in October 2003, the Paddle Cruiser was delivered to Knysna by sea.The boat is 22.7 metres long, 7.5 metres wide in the beam and has a draft of 1.4 metres. Her propellers are powered by twin Caterpillar 3056 turbodiesel engines. Electrical energy for the paddles – the boat can make four knots on its paddles alone – is supplied by two 70kVA generators.“The Paddle Cruiser has become a must-do attraction in Knysna,” says Featherbed marketing manager Debbie Stanley, “and a popular fine dining experience.“A team of top chefs prepare Mediterranean style meals: a limited Tapas menu at lunch time and an extensive hot and cold Tapas buffet at dinner. The boat is becoming increasingly popular for functions, product launches and – a trend we didn’t expect – as an unusual conference venue.”In addition to the Paddle Cruiser, the Featherbed Company operates the John Benn and Three Legs cruise boats – as well as catamaran sailing – on the Knysna lagoon, and offers visits to the Featherbed Nature Reserve at the river mouth.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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