Cher Bio-Musical Still In the Works; Rick Elice Sounds Off on Project’s Status

first_img You haven’t seen the last of her! Pop superstar and Twitter icon Cher is still planning to turn back time and bring her life story to Broadway in a bio-musical. In October, the Oscar winner revealed she had tapped Jersey Boys book writer Rick Elice to pen the script. Elice recently spilled some details about the project to the New York Post. Here’s what we know so far:The Show’s Got Hamilton MuscleThe Cher musical—currently titled, appropriately enough, Cher: The Musical—already has some power players on the team. Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller is on board, as is TV executive Flody Suarez. This makes sense, as we all know Cher’s Dressing Room Playset is the original room where it happens.Elice Gives Great Birthday GiftsElice has been at work on and off for some time now, and he’s ready to present the script just in time for a special milestone. The Tony nominee will first show the script to the producers. Then, on May 20—Cher’s 70th birthday—he’ll hand it off to the star herself. That’s one way to celebrate, as is wearing the f**k out of a dress.No, You’re Not Seeing TripleAs it currently stands, three actresses will play Cher at various points in her life: as a child, the romantic and creative partner of Sonny Bono and the pop culture legend she became. (Think Fun Home, or the original concept for Evita.) There was talk of Cher playing a fourth incarnation of herself, but that likely won’t happen. Still, that’s three times the dreamcasting!Believe Those Songs Are InWell, this one was a given: the songs that made Cher the music legend she is will make it to the stage. “So far, I’ve been working on this by myself. Well, me and iTunes,” Elice told the Post. Among those hits are “I Got You Babe,” “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” “Believe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.” Elice, if it’s not too late, could you please find a way to shoehorn in this Cher classic? Cher(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) View Commentslast_img read more

TasteAtlas: Fish stew is the only Croatian dish on the list of 100 world famous dishes

first_imgTasteAtlas contains a database of more than 10,000 traditional dishes and local products from around the world, and the top lists of the best traditional dishes in the world are compiled based on 63,402 recognized votes from users. However, the greatest success of Croatia in the ranking is the third place of Dalmatia in the ranking of the best regional cuisines. All Croatian dishes can be found at:, and you can see the whole list here: TasteAtlas, the world’s food atlas, has released an annual ranking of the world’s best traditional dishes.center_img The best traditional cuisine in the world, ranked according to the average rating of the 20 best rated national foods according to 63.402 ratings on TasteAtlas, is Italian kitchen, and Croatia took 7th place. Thus, Pizza Margherita from Naples was declared the best traditional dish in the world, Turki Adana Kebap is second, and Japanese Ramen is third. Fish stew is the only Croatian dish on the list of 100 world famous dishes, it finished in 90th place. last_img read more

First steel cut in China for SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward FPSO

first_imgWorld’s largest FPSO supplier SBM Offshore has seen the first steel cut for the hull of its standardized Fast4Ward FPSO.The Fast4Ward program has been designed to standardize the FPSO construction and delivery process, thus reducing cost and speeding up the time to the market.The steel cutting ceremony took place at the SWS yard in Shanghai, China on Friday, March 23, 2018. The Dutch FPSO owner ordered the hull on speculation back in August 2017.SBM Offshore, whose FPSO fleet produces around 10 percent of global deepwater production, has said the program can make its customers’ deep-water project returns more attractive in today’s oil price environment.“As our concept becomes reality, we demonstrate our commitment to this game-changing project that provides further predictability and added value for our clients. We are happy with the progress on our cost-effective solution for future FPSO projects. In an industry that more than ever needs performance in a lower-for-longer oil price environment, SBM Offshore brings a competitive edge to the table with Fast4Ward,” says Bernard van Leggelo, SBM Offshore China Managing Director.In its previous statements, SBM Offshore said that Fast4Ward can accelerate delivery of an FPSO by up to 12 months. For a typical project, this can boost value for a client by more than US$0.5 billion, materially lowering project break-even prices, SBM said.According to a recent report by GlobalData, a total of more than 50 FPSOs are expected to start operations globally by 2022.South America will continue to lead globally with planned deployment of more than 20 FPSOs, followed by Africa and Asia by 2022.Among countries, the report reveals, Brazil continues to dominate in terms of deployment of planned and announced FPSOs, followed by Nigeria and Angola. Worth noting, Guyana has recently emerged as an important oil and gas province after a string of large oil discoveries made by Exxon in Stabroek block.According to available information, Exxon and its partners are planning to deploy three FPSOs to develop the found resources in Guyana. SBM Offshore has already won a contract to deliver one of those three FPSOs – for the development of the first phase of the Liza discovery in Guyana.Exxon and its partner Hess are looking at deploying two more FPSOs – one for the second phase of the Liza development, and one for the Payara discovery development. Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Hughton hails Norwich response

first_imgNorwich manager Chris Hughton praised his players after they delivered the “ideal response” to their Anfield nightmare by claiming a 2-0 win at West Brom. Press Association It is now one win in nine games for the Baggies and Steve Clarke’s side were booed off at full-time. The midweek hiding against a Luis Suarez-inspired Liverpool had put Canaries boss Hughton’s position under scrutiny, but he was delighted with the way his side bounced back to secure an away win for just the second time this season. “It was the ideal response,” he said. “We have done that a couple of times this season and it has to be down to the players as after a Wednesday game you don’t have too much time to prepare. “Most of it is video work and going through some set-plays but physically you do not have a lot of time to work on anything. So it has to be a response from the players and we got that. “We put ourselves under a lot of pressure, particularly in that final half an hour, but it is a clean sheet. “Going into that last period of the game they were either going to come back and get a draw or a win or we were going to break and get the second and that’s what happened.” But Hughton does not believe the result takes the pressure off him. He said: “The pressure is always there, it is part and parcel of the game. As soon as the good feel of this win goes it’s about the pressure of getting the next result. It is part and parcel of the game.” Gary Hooper scored the opener in the 13th minute, smashing an unstoppable drive into the top corner, before Leroy Fer finished off a sharp counter late on to seal a 2-0 victory. West Brom had countless chances to take at least a point with Stephane Sessegnon twice failing to convert great opportunities and Shane Long also guilty of being profligate in front of goal. The defeat drops West Brom to within two points of the relegation zone and Baggies boss Steve Clarke was left bemoaning his side’s inability to convert a series of second-half chances. He said: “We created a lot of chances but we did not get the goal. We made it difficult for ourselves conceding the goal which came from a throw-in and was a soft goal. “It gave Norwich something to hang on to. We created enough chances but could not get the goal that would change the game in our favour.” Clarke also refused to blame Sessegnon for his misses or criticise referee Mark Clattenburg for failing to spot an apparent handball by Martin Olsson. Olsson appeared to block a close-range effort from Sessegnon with his hand but there were no concerted appeals from the Albion players and Clattenburg did not point to the spot. Clarke said: “You have to keep faith in him, you have to keep believing in him. “That’s the type of player Stephane is. He got in some great positions and contributed a lot to the team performance today, on another day he would have had a couple of goals. “The one chance was going in the net, it hit Martin Olsson on the hand which stopped it going in. “Whether the referee saw it or not does not help us. I am not sat here crying about a penalty decision because it’s a tough one to call but the ball was going in the net, so it’s hard to say it was a miss. “The other one is a chance he had. He rolled it six inches outside the post, he should have rolled it six inches inside the post, but these things happen.” last_img read more

Pellegrini understands frustration

first_img Fans of New York City, whose side join MLS in 2015, have expressed anger over the deal but Pellegrini claims it is in everyone’s best interests. Pellegrini said: “Maybe all the New York fans, and I understand perfectly, they want to see Frank playing, because for the fans in New York to see Frank play is an amazing thing. “I hope that he will be there next year but I think that in this moment the best decision for him, for the club, for New York is to stay here with us.” Lampard immediately showed why City were so keen to keep him by coming off the bench to score their winner in Thursday’s dramatic 3-2 home win over Sunderland. Asked if he was impressed, Pellegrini said: “He has been a top player during his whole career, he has an important amount of goals. “I always say he is a very important player for us – that’s why we brought him here at the beginning of the season. It is very important also now that he will stay with us until the end of the season.” The exact nature of Lampard’s arrangement with City is still unclear. It had been assumed that, after he was trumpeted as one of New York City’s marquee signings in the summer, that his spell in Manchester had been a loan. City are set to keep the former England midfielder until the end of the season after deferring his move to their sister club in the United States. Lampard had been due to move to the new Major League Soccer outfit on January 1 but the Barclays Premier League champions announced on New Year’s Eve that his successful stint at the Etihad Stadium would be extended. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed he could understand the frustration of New York City supporters after his victory in the fight for Frank Lampard’s services. It is now apparent, however, that he was on a short-term full-time contract with City prior to the start of his New York contract beginning. There is now uncertainty over when he will actually move to the US, with some pundits even suggesting he may not move at all. When asked what the situation was at his Sunderland post-match press conference, Pellegrini was vague. He said: “You cannot have all different questions about Frank Lampard. He will stay now with us until the end of the season.” New York City had used Lampard for much of their promotional activity ahead of their inaugural MLS season, which begins in March. It had been thought City would seek to keep Lampard until February to cover Yaya Toure’s absence for the African Cup of Nations but the new arrangement will deprive the American side of him until the summer. A statement from NYCFC supporters group the Third Rail read: “On behalf of the Third Rail, we would like to publicly denounce City Football Group’s and Frank Lampard’s decision to extend his loan to Manchester City until the end of the Premier League season. “Many fans, including our members, decided to support the team, committed to season tickets, and bought merchandise under the impression that Frank Lampard would be playing for New York City Football Club, not Manchester City. “Many of those fans are rightly outraged by this decision, and we support any course of action they take to voice their discontent over this decision. “Our support for our ownership group has been unwavering until now, but this we cannot support. “We reject out of hand any suggestion that NYCFC is in any way secondary to Manchester City FC, regardless of the source, and are disappointed that City Football Group would give such an appearance. “The Third Rail will forever act as a voice for the fans of New York City Football Club.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Tennis News Rohan Bopanna Aims To Pair With Divij Sharan, Improve Ranking Ahead Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Chennai: Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna on Friday said he plans to team up with Divij Sharan and represent the country at the men’s doubles event in next year’s Olympics but for that to happen, they need to keep their rankings high. Bopanna started the year playing alongside the left-handed Sharan and won the Pune Open title. “I started in Pune with Divij. Obviously, me and Divij wanted to try to play the whole year together but unfortunately our rankings were not high enough,” Bopanna, who has subsequently partnered Canadian Denis Shapovalov, said in an e-mail interaction.    “And we had to forcefully change partners in March because we were not getting into any of the 500s or Masters Series events and with Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome all coming up, it was for us to find different partners or just miss the entire season and not play at all.  Unfortunately at that point we had no option but to change partners wherever we can play together we are still playing together,” he added.As for playing the Tokyo Olympics with Sharan, he said, “Absolutely for the Olympics, we need to make sure our rankings are high enough to play together. “Wherever we can play together, we are still trying to. That is the key. The good part is that the ranking deadline for the Olympics is the 2020 French Open. So we have a lot of tournaments to really work on and try to get the rankings high enough. And if our rankings are high enough we will definitely be playing together,” he added. Also Read |  Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s dream run at Indian Wells ATP Tour ends with loss to Ivo KarlovicBopanna on Friday received support from athletic footwear and accessories manufacturer, ASICS in his pursuit for a medal at the Olympics. ASICS also tied up with Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy in Bengaluru to nurture young aspirants to impart training at the state-of-the-art facility. The big-serving Bopanna, who has had a rather moderate season, winning only one title and reaching the final at Stuttgart, said he would be playing the upcoming tournaments with Shapovalov and was looking forward to finishing the year on a strong point.  Also Read | Prajnesh Gunneswaran beats world number 18 Nikoloz Basilashvili in Indian Wells ATP Masters event”It’s not the first year I’ve had a season like this. The main thing to look forward to is the hard-court season and it was a lot better compared to my clay court season for sure. I’m playing more tournaments with a single partner and it has made an immense difference,” he said. “I’ve been playing with Dennis Shapovalov now for a few tournaments. I’m also playing the next two 500s and Masters in Tokyo, Shanghai, Vienna and Paris with Shapovalov. I’m really looking forward to finishing the year pretty strong.”  The Coorg-born player rated his doubles partner Shapovalov very highly. “I think he is very flamboyant and unique. He is also equally talented as a tennis player. He is super quick so it makes it easy to work with him. He is young and being a left-handed player, he has got an extremely tough service to return,” Bopanna said. “That gives me a huge advantage at the net to constantly help him out in doubles. As a player he is just getting better.”          Bopanna also praised young Sumit Nagal, who qualified for the US Open main draw and took a set from the legendary Roger Federer in the first round. “I think Sumit is definitely growing as a player and getting a lot more confident. Before coming to the US Open where he took a set from Federer, he had a great clay court season, doing really well in the Challengers. He qualified for the Hamburg 500 event too. Unfortunately, he got hurt there,” he said.  “I was watching the qualifying matches in the US Open and he was playing extremely good tennis. I think he is definitely moving in the right direction. Apart from Sumit, even Prajnesh (Gunneswaran) has had a good year. He has sustained his ranking in the top 100.”last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgHead coach Kirk Ferentz made the announcement Saturday night and called it “a defining moment” for Iowa’s football program in a video posted on the team’s Twitter account. Ferentz said he saw difficult and heartbreaking posts on social media and appreciated the former players’ candor. He added that he has been reaching out to many of them individually to hear more about their experiences in our program.Dozens of former players took to social media in the past few days to detail the troubling issues they allege they saw and experienced while playing at Iowa.INDYCAR RESUMESDixon wins IndyCar openerFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar was finally able to begin a schedule delayed three months by the coronavirus. June 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB PROPOSALAnalysis shows a lot of money at stakeNEW YORK (AP) — There’s a lot of money at stake as Major League Baseball and players continue to battle over plans to start the coronavirus-delayed season. UNDATED (AP) — The first U.S. male gymnast to win a world championship gold medal has died.The family of Kurt Thomas says he died Friday at age 64. He had a stroke May 24, caused by a tear of the basilar artery in the brain stem.After competing in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Thomas won the floor exercise in the 1978 world championships for the first U.S. men’s title. He successfully defended the floor exercise title and won the horizontal bar in the 1979 worlds.Thomas lost a chance for Olympic gold when the United States boycotted the 1980 Olympics. He then turned professional, starred in the 1985 movie “Gymkata” and worked as a television commentator. An analysis by The Associated Press has determined the New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million as part of management’s proposal when compared to the players’ plan.Set to earn $36 million each, Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would get $25.3 million under the union’s plan and $5.6 million under the teams’ proposal.The Yankees would pay players $155 million under the union’s plan and $48 million under management’s proposal.MLB has proposed a six-tier sliding scale of cuts starting at 10% and rising to 90% for the amounts of salaries above $10 million, followed by prorating based on an 82-game season. Players proposed prorating for a 114-game regular season schedule stretching through October without any further salary reductions.Players agreed on March 26 to accept prorated shares of their salaries during a shortened season, part of a deal that guaranteed $170 million in advances and service time even if the season is scrapped. All wore face masks in accordance with coronavirus mitigation efforts. Most of the players’ masks were black with the phrase “I can’t breathe” in white lettering.Safety Kareem Jackson was instrumental in organizing the team’s appearance at Civic Center Park on the 10th day of demonstrations sparked by the death of Floyd, a handcuffed black man in Minneapolis who died after a white police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA-RACISM ALLEGATIONSIowa football assistant placed on leaveIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle has been placed on administrative leave after several black former players posted on social media about what they described as systemic racism in the program. In other news concerning the coronavirus pandemic:— Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal were among the clubs who stepped up their preparations for the Premier League’s return by holding practice matches on Saturday. Man. U held an intrasquad match and Arsenal rolled past second-tier Charlton, 6-0. Clubs are attempting to build up players’ fitness before the league resumes on June 17 following a 100-day suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.— The pandemic caused a delay to the Spanish League season with 11 games remaining, but it also allowed Barcelona striker Luis Suárez to rejoin his team when the schedule resumes on June 13. Suárez had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Jan. 12 and hasn’t played since. The club said Saturday that he will be available for Barcelona’s first match in almost three months, at Mallorca.NBA-NEWSCoaches speak out on Floyd…More negotiations scheduled before season resumes Update on the latest in sports: NASCAR looks to steer clear of protests over George FloydHAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The only African American driver in NASCAR’s Cup series is expressing frustration that so many drivers were reluctant to speak out concerning the outrage over the death of George Floyd.Bubba Wallace said on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s podcast that “a few drivers — a very few — have given their opinion on the day’s matter” and said he appreciated that. Wallace added that “the silence from the top drivers in our sport is beyond frustrating” … saying, “everybody thinks redneck, Confederate flag, racists”, and that he hates it because he believes that NASCAR can be so much more.Wallace said he encouraged other drivers to take up the cause in a sport with a checkered racial history. Fans have an affinity for displaying Confederate flags, and driver Kyle Larson was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing two months ago for casually uttering a racial slur during a virtual race.Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson reached out to Wallace to ask what he could do, saying that’s a big question for him right now. Associated Press “When you sit down and listen, you realize there’s a lot of injustices taking place across a broad spectrum. As a representative of our sport and just a citizen, it’s really time to listen.AMERICA PROTESTS-BRONCOSBroncos march for FloydUNDATED (AP) — Broncos coaches and players marched and spoke out against racism and police brutality at a protest in downtown Denver on Saturday.The players wore black shirts with the fist of power image and “Justice for George Floyd” emblazoned on the front. The words, “If you ain’t with us, you against us” were inscribed on the back. UNDATED (AP) — A few-based NBA head coaches spoke out Saturday about their hopes the league visibility will be an asset again in the hope for actual social change following the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he’s “embarrassed as a white person” that Floyd could die in such a “nonchalant” manner. Popovich says the best teaching moment was the look on the officer’s face. He added that white people must help lead the charge for change.Miami’s Erik Spoelstra (SPOHL’-struh) says he doesn’t think anyone is ready to move on, and we shouldn’t. Said Spoelstra: “If anything, many times before, so tragically, there would be a similar incident of social injustice like this and then two weeks later people forget about it. This will be an opportunity for the entire association to land in one spot … to keep this conversation going and use our platform to make sure that this doesn’t go away.”Orlando coach Steve Clifford also seems convinced that the league’s players and coaches will take some sort of action when the season resumes. Clifford said he thinks everybody’s priority and hope right now is that they can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in the count. He added that, “We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way.”The Players Association voted unanimously Friday to approve a plan in which 22 teams move into the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando, Florida, next month. Those teams are currently sitting in a playoff slot or within six games of a postseason berth. The season is set to resume July 31, with playoffs starting in mid-August and leading up to an NBA Finals that could stretch until Oct. 12.The NBA has told teams that playoff seeding will be based on winning percentage, and that any tiebreakers necessary after that will follow the usual procedures.Elsewhere in the NBA:— The Chicago Bulls’ new top basketball executive isn’t ready to make any announcements about the coaching staff. Arturas Karnisovas still has not met in person with head coach Jim Boylen. And that’s something he would like to do before going public with any decisions. Boylen’s future is the biggest issue hanging over the Bulls, whose season ended when the NBA’s Board of Governors approved a 22-team format to restart the pandemic-interrupted season next month in Orlando. The Bulls have missed the playoffs in four of the past five seasons. Boylen has a 39-84 record in just under two years.NASCAR-RACIAL TENSIONS Five-time season champion Scott Dixon took the checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway, his fourth win at the 1 ½-mile, high-banked oval. The 39-year-old New Zealander raced to his 47th career victory and matched A.J. Foyt’s record of 18 seasons with a win.Dixon sped off following a restart with three laps left. He surged ahead following a caution caused when young teammate Felix Rosenqvist crashed. Dixon finished 4.4 seconds ahead of Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh).Defending IndyCar champion and polesitter Josef Newgarden finished third.GYMNASTICS-OBIT-THOMASKurt Thomas dies VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEWSUNDATED (AP) — Some NFL players say they are scared about returning to practices and games during the coronavirus outbreak.But they also say they trust the health protocols the league’s medical staff is developing so that practices can resume, and games can return. Those safeguards will certainly include frequent tests for COVID-19.The offseason programs have all been conducted remotely since the NFL shuttered team facilities in March in response to the pandemic.Coaches have been allowed back into the buildings but players who aren’t recovering from injuries likely won’t be allowed back until training camps begin in July.last_img read more

Donor names USC school of dentistry

first_imgWith one of the largest single donations to a dental school in history, the USC School of Dentistry has become the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, named after alumnus and benefactor Dr. Herman Ostrow.All smiles · President Steven B. Sample, donor and alumnus Herman Ostrow and school of dentistry Dean Avishai Sadan announced the naming of the dental school today in front of a crowd of more than 400. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan Ostrow, who graduated from the school of dentistry in 1945, donated $35 million to name the school of dentistry, President Steven B. Sample announced Wednesday before a crowd of more than 400 people. The donation makes the school of dentistry the 11th school at USC to be named and the eighth named during Sample’s presidency.“This announcement promises to solidify the dentistry school’s stature amongst the nation’s elite dental schools, and it will touch the lives of all who study, teach, work and receive oral health care at USC,” Sample said when the gift was announced.The $35 million will be used as an endowment, Dean Avishai Sadan said. He told the crowd that the donation and the naming represents the strong attachment alumni feel to their alma mater.“The naming of a school signifies the highest bond between a school and a donor whose philanthropic act enabled the promotion of the school’s vision and mission in perpetuity,” Sadan said.Sample described the announcement as one of the most significant in USC history. Sadan had similar praise for Ostrow’s gift.“His amazing act of generosity will prove to be transformative for the university,” he said.The naming of the dental school is just one of many recent changes at the school. Earlier this year, the school welcomed Sadan as the new dean, and it is currently working on upgrading its clinic.Current dentistry students are well aware of the strides the school has been making and of the impact Ostrow’s large gift will have.“Usually large donations take a long time to develop, so it probably won’t happen in our time here, but it will provide at least a history that we can be proud of even after we leave here,” said Daniel Mease, a third-year dentistry student. “Even though we might not see it ourselves, it will at least benefit the students who are under us.”Andy Yu, a third-year dentistry student, said the gift not only represents the potential for future growth but also reflects the school’s history.“It shows there’s a powerful foundation of alumni that our school has created and it shows the integrity and how dedicated our alumni are to our school, so it’s just a wonderful example of how they can keep supporting our school,” Yu said.last_img read more

Trask hopes to build off draw at Indiana

first_imgWisconsin senior goalkeeper Ryan Vint won Big Ten co-defensive player of the week honors for his 11-save performance in UW’s 2OT draw at Indiana. The Badgers begin a homestand Wednesday vs. NIU.[/media-credit]After opening Big Tenconference play with a 1-1 double-overtime tie at the University of Indiana, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team faces two home games this week. UW, which hasn’t won since its season opener, finally found some success on the road over this last weekend. Wisconsin scored asurprising tie against Big Ten powerhouse Indiana at the end of a stretch ofthree road games. Over the course of that road trip, Wisconsin took an overtime loss to Creighton in Omaha, 1-0,then lost their next game to Marquette in Milwaukee 1-0 in regulationtime before meeting Indiana.“We went on the road toMarquette and didn’t show up, in all honesty,” head coach John Trask said. “We kind of bottomedout. Then we turned around and went to Indiana and came away with a positiveresult. It was an interesting week and one that hopefully we can continue tobuild on.” The Badgers’ first goalsince Sept. 12 at Florida Atlantic came from ChrisPrince. Prince, a freshman, scored his first collegiate goal against Indiana, off theassists of Kyle McCrudden and Nick Janus.“I think the guys, beingon TV, it really meant a lot to them,” Trask said. “They really showed up and played hard.”Wisconsin’s only win thisyear came early in September against UC-Santa Clara. Trask expressed hope that the tie against Indiana couldserve as a motivator for his young team. Wisconsin has 13 true freshmen and just five seniors.  “It was a result that weneeded, in all honesty, with the season so far,” Trask said. “The guys need tostay bought-in, and I think that this is something they’ll use [for]motivation.”Despite being optimisticabout the tie, Trask did feel that the Badgers could have accomplished more.“I think the last timeWisconsin went into Indiana and got a result was in 1992,” Trask said. “Whenyou look historically, to go in to play the tradition of excellence that isIndiana soccer and come away [with a tie], we felt in some ways we were a bitunfortunate. “Overtime, we thought we had some good looks at goal and outplayedthem deep into the game, which is very difficult to do against a high-rankedteam on the road.”Shared HistoriesThis was the first timeTodd Yeagley, now head coach at Indiana, faced his former team. Yeagley wasWisconsin’s head coach last season.Trask also has ties toIndiana, his alma mater, where he served as an assistant coach from1993-1999. However, Trask dismissed any extra difficulty in facing Indiana.“People asked me howwould it be for me, personally, to go back to Bloomington or Todd Yeagleycoaching against Wisconsin after leaving at the end of last season,” Trasksaid. “In all honesty, I think it was tougher on (UW assistant coach) Phil Presser, who helpedIndiana win championships, to go back there for his first time.”Presser served as anassistant coach at Indiana from 2006-09. He also played midfield at Indiana from 1999-2002. Presserand the Hoosiers went to three College Cups in his playing time there and wonthe National Championship in 2003 when he served as their undergraduateassistant coach.Goalies in CompetitionWisconsin’s goaltender inthe Indiana game, senior Ryan Vint, was awarded Monday with Big Ten DefensivePlayer of the Week honors for his performance Sunday. He notched a career-high11 saves and allowed just one goal in the effort. This improved upon hisprevious career-best performance, an eight-save outing during the overtime 1-0loss at Creighton.“Vint made a couple of[good] saves,” Trask said of the Indiana performance. “He actually was veryclose to getting a hand on the goal that they scored.”Despite Vint’s play, he isnot the every day starter, as Trask is cycling through goalies. Trask indicatedthat the starter from the Marquette game, freshman Max Jentsch, will be the thestarter Wednesday versus Northern Illinois.“We’re getting somecompetition in goal, which always makes [things] seem better,” Trask said.Jentsch made his firstcollegiate start at Marquette, where he made three saves on four shots ongoal. Tough Big Ten Season Coming Indiana was only theopening of what will be a very challenging Big Ten soccer season.“I’m looking forward toit,” Trask said. “I know week in and week out the Big Ten is very strong andI’m not going to sit up here and say I think we’re going to be working miraclesthis year. But I do think we’regoing to get our fair share of results.”Michigan, coming off of alate-goal, 2-1 win over No. 24 Penn State, heads to Madison Sunday. Followingthat, Wisconsin will face off in East Lansing on Oct. 17 against No. 11Michigan State. Wisconsin defeatedMichigan State 2-1 in two overtimes last season, but also lost 3-0 to Michigan.Wisconsin managed a 3-4-0 record against Big Ten opponents last season.“It’ll be up and down,”Trask said. “I think the guys are ready, mentally and emotionally, and we’llstart doing some things tactically different. Hopefully when Michigan gets herenext Sunday, we’ll put our best foot forward and perform for the people ofMadison and the University.”last_img read more

UK Finance delays payee ‘name-check’ enforcements

first_img StumbleUpon UK Finance, the representative trade association for consumer banking and financial transactions, has confirmed that it will not be launching its ‘Confirmation Payee System’  in 2019.This week, Stephen Jones confirmed the delay of the Payee System to the Commons’ Treasury Committee, detailing those banking stakeholders could not ensure the capabilities of their IT frameworks to implement necessary changes.“This is a big change at a time of a lot of change,” Jones told the Treasury committeeExpected to be launched in July 2019, the Payee System would enforce that all UK digital finance transactions reference the exact user name-match, strengthening UK banking safeguards against fraud, pay scams and criminal actors.In its working mandate, The Payee System demands that bank, merchant and processing incumbents reference recipient name-checks, security criteria that digital enterprises can choose to ignore.Updating government stakeholders, UK Finance was adamant that the Payee System remains a key project to deliver for 2019 and beyond, stating that UK commercial businesses are required to move beyond standard sort-code and account number security referencing.The Payee System’s compulsory name-check provisions are supported by new laws set by transactional regulatory authority – the Payments System Regulator (PSR).“We want to see Confirmation of Payee brought in as soon as possible and also make sure that when it is introduced, it is an effective way to stop this crime taking place,” the PSR explained in its industry update.“As it stands, we are still working through the responses to our consultation and so no decisions on timing have been made.” Paddy Power – Tory Rebels gift May a 2018 leadership headache December 14, 2017 Share Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more