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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is seeking suppliers for a Master Vendor Solution

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is seeking suppliers for a Master Vendor SolutionBy Hannah Vickery on 21 Nov 2013 in Personnel Today The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is seeking suppliers for a Master Vendor Solution to source and manage the effective provision of temporary agency workers, contractors and permanent resources across the organisation.  Suppliers can express an interest by contacting the FSCS Procurement Team at [email protected] closing date to submit a Tender Response is noon (12:00) Friday 06 January  2014FSCS was set up by the Government under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 as a non-profit statutory body, independent of the financial services industry and regulators. FSCS is financed by compulsory levies on firms that are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). FSCS does not receive money from taxpayers, and does not charge customers for using its services. FSCS is accountable to the FCA and PRA. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Video: US Navy’s Fire Scout marks 10 years of flight

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Video: US Navy’s Fire Scout marks 10 years of flight Video: US Navy’s Fire Scout marks 10 years of flight View post tag: Fire Scout View post tag: US Navy The U.S. Navy’s unmanned helicopter, MQ-8B Fire Scout, celebrated 10 years of flight on December 18, during a ceremony at Webster Field Annex, Maryland.The helicopter flew 15,000 hours during test and real-world operations since its first flight ten years ago.Fire Scout’s next variant, the MQ-8C was introduced by the navy in 2012. The smaller MQ-8B has deployed on multiple frigates and is currently deployed on the littoral combat ship USS Coronado.MQ-8B has also deployed to Afghanistan to support counter- improvised explosive device (IED) operations.The MQ-8C Fire Scout is the Navy’s next generation unmanned helicopter. The larger Fire Scout’s airframe is based on the commercial Bell 407. View post tag: MQ-8B December 28, 2016 Authorities Share this article View post tag: UAS View post tag: MQ-8Clast_img read more

Group raises funds for Riley hospital

first_imgSaint Mary’s Dance Marathon is selling its gear in the Student Center Atrium to help raise awareness for its main event — a 12-hour dance-a-thon to raise money for Riley’s Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. The sale will run Tuesday and Wednesday during lunch and dinner hours in the Student Center Atrium, said Kelli Minor, Dance Marathon fundraising chair. Dance Marathon sells gear emblazoned with the logo “EMX” — the Greek letters for “SMC.” “Currently, we are selling 2009-10 EMX hooded sweatshirts, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Trot for Tots 5K shirts, red classy and fabulous shirts, SMC Dance Marathon bracelets and Riley pins,” Minor said. “The hoodies are $20, all shirts are $5, the bracelets and pins are $1.” Minor said the next big event will be Riley week, which will take place from Feb. 14-18. “Each day there will be various ways to become involved in [Dance Marathon] and also to raise awareness for the patients and families at Riley,” she said. According to Minor, Monday will feature an arts and crafts fair, and Tuesday a miss-a-meal night, when students can use a meal swipe as a donation to Riley. Wednesday will include door decorating and Thursday will be a salon night, with Friday serving as a campus-wide “Wear Red for Riley” day, she said. This will be the fourth annual Dance Marathon, which will take place on March 5, Minor said. Students interested in participating can already register. “Pre-registration has already begun and anyone can register at any time. To get a dancer packet, students can e-mail the Dance Marathon account,” Minor said. The group’s e-mail is [email protected] and registration is $15 for dancers, she said. The events will take place from noon to midnight and check-in begins at 11 a.m. in the Student Center. “The event includes games, bands, prizes, arts and crafts, as well as the opportunity to listen to Riley families speak,” Minor said.last_img read more

Financial access: Why we’re celebrating credit unions on #ICUDay

first_imgWe work with some of the world’s biggest financial institutions, and we also work with some of the smallest. Regardless of size, these organizations have a big impact on the lives of their customers and members. They’re there for some of the biggest moments—starting a business, buying their first house or just putting aside money for a rainy day. In light of International Credit Union Day, we want to celebrate credit unions around the globe as well as our new relationship with the World Council of Credit Unions.World Council serves as an advocate and enabler for credit unions throughout the world. Credit unions play a critical role in growing access to financial services such as savings accounts, checking accounts and loans in both emerging and established markets. Moving forward, we will be working closely with World Council to bring our thought leadership and expertise to members through events in Latin America, Africa and Asia-Pacific, and to help cultivate innovative payment solutions throughout the global credit union community.Through payments trainings and other resources for credit unions worldwide, World Council aims to foster new ways to bring financial access to the world’s 2 billion unbanked population, especially women, young adults and the rural poor. This aligns with our goal to reach 500 million people, including millions of merchants, previously excluded from financial services by 2020. With MasterCard’s sponsorship, these organizations together will help credit unions in developing countries connect and network around key technologies to expand financial inclusion. continue reading » 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

As Trump urges reopening, White House battles own virus outbreak

first_imgTopics : ‘Scary to go to work’Kevin Hassett, a senior economic advisor to the president, told CBS over the weekend that it is “scary to go to work.””I would be safer sitting at home in my house than going into a West Wing that with even all the testing in the world and the best medical team on Earth, is a relatively crammed place,” Hassett told another network, CNN.The coronavirus made its first known appearance among the president’s entourage a few days ago when Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive.Miller is married to Stephen Miller, a senior policy advisor to the president.A member of the US military who serves as a personal valet to Trump also tested positive.Trump and Pence, his designated successor, have been tested daily and the tests have been negative so far, according to the White House.In a memo issued on Monday, the White House instructed all staff to wear a mask when inside the West Wing, except when at their desks.Journalists who attend White House briefings already wear masks inside the building and have their temperature checked before entering.Unlike a number of other world leaders, the 73-year-old Trump has not been wearing a mask in public, most recently during a visit to a factory in Arizona last week that makes personal protective gear.Neither has Pence, who did not take part in a meeting at the White House with Trump and military leaders on Saturday but was at the White House on Monday.Following press reports over the weekend that Pence was in quarantine, his spokesman Devin O’Malley said that was not true.”Vice President Pence will continue to follow the advice of the White House Medical Unit and is not in quarantine,” O’Malley said. “Vice President Pence has tested negative every single day.”The United States is the country the hardest-hit by the virus with more than 1.3 million infections and nearly 80,000 deaths.And while the situation has improved in New York, epicenter of the US outbreak, progress has been slow elsewhere and the spread of the virus to the White House itself is a worrying development.The previous occupant of the Oval Office rendered his judgment of the administration’s overall coronavirus response during a conference call with supporters, which leaked last week.Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been an “absolute chaotic disaster,” Obama said. As US President Donald Trump moves to reopen the coronavirus-battered country, the White House is battling infections within its own ranks.And stemming an outbreak of the highly-contagious virus is not an easy task in the famed West Wing.Though it may appear spacious in movies and TV shows, the West Wing, where the president works out of the Oval Office, is actually rather cramped, making social distancing difficult. Trump, who is desperately seeking to reboot the country and economy ahead of the November presidential election, also fired off a series of tweets at one of his favorite targets — the media — and his predecessor Barack Obama.The West Wing houses not just the president’s office but also those of some of his closest advisers, the press briefing room and the desks of White House correspondents, who work elbow to elbow. In the past few days, a personal valet to Trump and the press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House’s coronavirus task force, have tested positive for the virus.Three members of the task force have gone into quarantine — infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Stephen Hahn, head of the Food and Drug Administration.Trump on Monday, several hours ahead of a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, made no reference to the outbreak at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and claimed things were on the upswing. “Coronavirus numbers are looking MUCH better, going down almost everywhere,” Trump tweeted. “Big progress being made!”last_img read more

Arsenal in U-turn over £250,000-a-week contract to sign Willian from Chelsea

first_imgArsenal in U-turn over £250,000-a-week contract to sign Willian from Chelsea Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Jun 2020 3:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.1kShares Willian received a huge offer from Arsenal before the lockdown (Getty Images)Arsenal have reconsidered their £250,000-a-week contract offer to sign Willian from Chelsea, according to reports.The 31-year-old reached an agreement with Chelsea this week to remain at Stamford Bridge for the remainder of the Premier League campaign.But the Brazilian midfielder is expected to leave Chelsea on a free transfer this summer after failing to agree a new contract.Chelsea had offered a new two-year deal to Willian but he has been holding out for a three-year contract, and the club are unwilling to accept his terms.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United have already been linked with a move for the winger this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd according to the Daily Mirror, Willian received a contract offer worth £250,000 a week from Arsenal before the coronavirus outbreak. Advertisement Advertisement Willian is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the Premier League campaign (Getty Images)But the report claims that the Gunners are now deciding whether to follow through on their original offer, or reduce their package following the financial impact of the pandemic.Arsenal have also yet to agree a new deal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose current contract which is worth £200,000 a week is due to expire in a year.Should Arsenal keep their current offer in place, it would make Willian their second-highest paid player behind Mesut Ozil, whose £350,000-a-week deal also expires next summer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking during the lockdown period, Willian indicated that he would have no problem with leaving Chelsea to join Arsenal, despite the rivalry between the two clubs.‘It really is a hard decision,’ said the winger.‘I identified myself a lot at Chelsea, I have a lot of love for everyone at the club, and the fans.‘However, it is like I said before, if I leave Chelsea with no trouble and leaving the doors open, it would be fine to move to a rival club.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Mexico reopens probe into disappearance of 43 students

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Mexico will open a newinvestigation into the 2014 disappearance and apparent massacre of 43 students,authorities said on Wednesday, a controversial case that caused a crisis forthe previous government and drew international criticism. The alleged abduction and suspectedmassacre of the 43 student teachers in the southwestern city of Iguala bycorrupt police working with a violent drug gang precipitated one of the worstcrises of former President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government. (Reuters) “We’re going to start again,” OmarGomez, a special prosecutor appointed to oversee the reexamination of the case,said in a statement.center_img Mexico’s new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is congratulated by former President Enrique Pena Nieto during his inauguration ceremony in congress, Mexico City, Mexico in this Dec. 1, 2018 file photo. REUTERS last_img read more

Oldenburg fall athletic success starts at Graveyard

first_imgOLDENBURG, Ind. – It’s called the graveyard. Spirits rise to greatness from its grassy knolls made into a makeshift soccer field and cross country track. Some may call it a field of dreams, but the students of Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception simply call it the Graveyard where many sports practices are held.It’s rough, uneven terrain bordered by corn fields and Holy Family cemetery. The Graveyard has nurtured and tended many souls in achieving historical distinction in the competitive world of high school sports.Oldenburg Academy is a small, private college preparatory school located on the Sisters of St. Francis convent grounds and sponsored by them for over 150 years.  It was in the year 2000 that boys were first admitted to the school and today 95 boys attend. Located in the heartland of southeastern Indiana, in the small farming community of Oldenburg where for the past 7 years, Coach Ken Getz has done more than just coach the boys’ soccer team. He has created a mighty force in Indiana soccer. And his daughter Kendra, is right in stride as coach for the girls soccer team.  Both coaches were recently named ”private school coach of the year”.OA lost in the second round of Semi State action Saturday.Going in to the Semi-State tournament as the 9th ranked boys team, the Twisters, prided themselves for not only on how they play the game, but in what Coach has taught them; to believe in themselves.  In fact every email Coach has sent out this season ends with one word – BELIEVE. And boy, do these “Graveyard Boys” as they are known, believe. So much so that for the second straight year they have won their Regional title and went to the semi-state round of play on Saturday, October 25, where they defeated Providence in a rematch for the title. It was unheard of the first time, now, well it’s just believable.  They lost in the second round of play to Tri-West, a team that was 18 – 0 – 1 for the season.What’s even more exciting is that the boys cross country team won their Regional title with Oldenburg resident Curt Eckstein winning the Regional Crown. Joining Curt in the Top 10 was fellow Twister teammate Justyn Fledderman placing 10th.Curt continued on to Semi-state where he performed exceptionally well placing 4th. Curtis and Ashley Sedler who placed 29 at semi-state, will each advance to the State tournament this weekend!Ashley Sedler and Curtis Eckstein will compete at the state tournament this weekend.Who would have thought that this school of 200, nestled in the rolling hills of southeastern Indiana, would write history by challenging the powerhouses of Indiana’s high school teams, all from the Graveyard.Press release from Oldenburg Academylast_img read more

Bulldogs And Panthers Battle It Out In Middle School Track

first_imgBatesville @ Jennings County Middle School Track results from (4-10).Girls:  Batesville  56, Jennings County  49Bulldogs Results:  Discus-1 Katie Bedel (64’5”); Shot Put-1 Katie Bedel (30’9.5”)  2; Georgie Doll (26’8”); High Jump-1 Katie Bedel (4’6”) ; Long Jump-2 Madelyn Pohlman (12’11.5”); 100M Hurdles-2 Sydnee Schaeffer (19.79); 100M-1 Chloe Schroeder (13.93)  3 Madelyn Pohlman (14.55); 200M-2 Ava Hanson (30.12); 400M-1 Carley Pride (1:04.88)   2 Chloe Schroeder (1:05.78); 800M-1 Lexi Huber (2:48)  3 Katie Olsen (2:52); 1600M-2 Lexi Huber (6:16)  3 Maria Lopez (6:29); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Lexi Huber, Lily Pinckley, Maria Lopez, Katie Olsen (11:44).Boys:  Jennings County  54, Batesville  46Bulldogs Results:  Discus-2 Adam Longstreth (80’4”)   3 Luke Nuhring  (75’9”); Shot Put-1 Jacob Weigel (32’5.5”); High Jump-1 Will Gunter (5’2”)  3 Eli Pierson (5’0”); Long Jump-2 Sam Robben (16’2.5”)  3 Ethan Brewer (15’3.5”); 110M Hurdles-2 Sam Robben (18.56)   3 Ethan Brewer (18.59); 200M-3 Ethan Brewer (28.34); 400M-2 Eli Pierson (1:02.03); 800M-1 Ean Loichinger (2:19); 1600M-1 Ean Loichinger (5:08)  2 James Kuisel (5:19)  3 Dillon Murray (5:25); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Dillon Murray, Lyle Oesterling, James Kuisel, Ean Loichinger (10:00).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

Recall on Dole baby spinach in 9 states

first_imgNationwide—Dole issued a voluntary recalling bags of baby spinach after a random test sample from the batch tested positive for Salmonella, the FDA said on Friday. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.The recalled spinach was sold in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The FDA notes that all of the recalled product has expired, so all baby spinach on grocery store shelves should be safe to eat.Dole issued recalls for six-ounce bags of baby spinach with the lot code W20308A and UPC code 0-71430-00964-2. The recall also includes 10 oz clamshells of spinach with the lot code W203010 and UPC code 0-71430-00016-8. Both have a use-by date of August 5, 2019.Those who have any of the recalled spinach in their fridge should throw it away.last_img read more

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