Gracie Catherine Adkins December 17, 1932 – December 31, 2018

first_imgGracie Catherine Adkins age 86 of Hooven, Ohio passed away December 31, 2018 in Sayler Park, Ohio. Born December 17, 1932 in New Richmond, Ohio the daughter of Louis E. and Evelyn (Martin) McMillin.Gracie worked for the Keebler Company for many years and was a member of the Addyston Baptist Church.Survived by her children Dennis Wayne “Pic” McMillin of Okeana, Ohio and Tena (Bob) Deffinger of Sayler Park, Ohio. Grandmother of Michele (Todd) Hoffman, Heather (Matt) Hiatt, Joshua Deffinger and Matt (Carolyn) Deffinger. Great grandmother of Ashley, Kristyn, Brianna, Brennen, Drew, Mitchel, Madison, Tate, Kirk, Matilyn, Zach and Mattie. Great great grandmother of Cayden, Easton, Wyatt, Sawyer, Maverick, Brooklyn and one on the way. Sister of Neva McMillin.Preceded in death by her parents Louis and Evelyn Martin, daughter in law Sandra McMillin and siblings Laura, Beulah, Mildred, Mack, Eddie, John, Paul and Walter.Visitation will be held Friday, January 4, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:00 A.M. all at Addyston Baptist Church 112 Church Street Cleves, Ohio 45002 with Pastor David Pittman officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Cemetery Harrison, Ohio.Memorials may be directed to Addyston Baptist Church c/o Jackman Hensley Funeral Home.last_img read more

Marc Wood: Pay360 – Meeting 2018’s compliance demand…

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Related Articles Marc WoodAs industry operators are being further pressured to improve their AML and compliance disciplines, all stakeholders face a tough balancing act in servicing betting consumers’, verification, customer services, payment and UX options. Speaking at BOFCON2018, Marc Wood Head of Gaming at Pay360 details how industry leaders should approach 2018’s AML and Compliance conundrum_____________________SBC: Hi Marc. In 2018, why has AML and Fraud Prevention become the prevalent topic for all industry stakeholders?  Marc Wood: AML and Fraud protection has always been a fundamental part of running an effective online gaming business. What has changed over the last couple of years is the impact of massively increased regulatory scrutiny by the UKGC, new data protection legislation such as GDPR and the recent multi-million-dollar fines of not having robust enough policies, systems and procedures in place.Another recent relevant industry issue not specifically AML and Fraud related, but associated, has been under the scrutiny of the gaming affiliate networks and operator responsibilities in a general “compliance” context.I think that there is a genuine industry concern that in 2018 we may see not just fines being levied, but licence suspensions could be on the cards and it may be a significant sacrificial lamb operator(s), to make the point. SBC: Are the industry’s recent AML failures a social responsibility or operational matter. Is it essential to make a clear distinction when labelling AML procedures?  MW: Yes it is correct to make a distinction, there is a fine line between aggressively growing the business and encouraging people to gamble more from a social responsibility perspective, but also being able to stop potential money laundering or fraudulent activities. They are separate problems and require different policies, procedures, data and systems to solve.For example, not being able to flag up a situation where a player who maybe earns £30k a year, is stealing money from their employer and spends £100’000 plus playing Bingo makes the industry look rather foolish.Similarly, being able to distinguish between a fraudster and someone who is just in over their head and is a Problem Gambler has to be solved. So the issue is understanding who the player is, their social and economic background and having auditable automated systems in place to be able to help operationally.SBC: As a digital payments specialist, how does Pay360 work with industry stakeholders to create AML and Fraud Prevention best practices? MW: Our strategy over the last two years has been to work with gaming stakeholders to expand our pure payments processing and legacy fraud detection making available a wide range of over 60, third-party data assets. This creates a flexible decision-making platform called Optimise to enable the automation and audit of AML, Fraud, Bonus Abuse, Source of Funds and Problem Gambling issues. SBC: What prevalent factors, values and dynamics, would you advise industry operators to research when planning AML procedures? Where do you feel industry stakeholders are currently blindsided?  MW: I think the industry suffers from the use of legacy backend platforms that do not make the automation, monitoring, triggering and investigating of potential breaches easy. Sadly this results in a significant expense in manual processes needed in place to execute the AML policy and procedure which can be error-prone.It is important also to note that it’s not only the problem of legacy systems but also of internal legacy processes. Due to perhaps lack of support and flexibility to adapt to what is needed operators can be blindsided by the legacy tools, processes and data they use. To truly tackle the problem operators need to be open to new approaches and not try and squeeze a new process into the wrong structure.As for researching, in my view the current situation will only get more difficult, the UK has been particularly aggressive, but other licencing authorities throughout the world will follow and soon. The issue outside of the UK and to be understood, is what can actually be done in particular countries especially with the availability of third-party data and information sources to help in ensuring the execution of AML etc procedures.  SBC: The industry’s AML concerns, take place during a period when consumers are more aware of their personal data and online profile. How does Pay360 create effective payment services/solutions that do not breach customer data concerns?  MW: Pay 360 has a wide range of online, physical payments, fraud & risk management solutions designed to ensure compliance with current and future data protection legislation. Our goal is to enable our customers to implement appropriate payment solutions that either minimise or in some cases remove the likelihood of breaching data protection laws entirely. As an aside across other industry sectors we serve we have seen a massive focus in the last year of the impending GDPR legislation, surprisingly this does not seem to be taken as a real problem in the gaming sector, and that deadline is only a couple of months away on May 25th. SBC: You are speaking on industry operational disciplines at the BOFCON 2018 conference. What do you want delegates to learn about effective AML procedures? MW: To provide a discussion forum, which enables delegates to understand what is and importantly what is not possible to do to improve their AML, Fraud and Compliance needs. Using data and analytics-driven approaches to reduce the likelihood of breaches and avoid the resultant bad PR, brand damage, cost of fines and protecting gaming licences.______________Marc Wood – Head of Gaming – Pay360 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020last_img read more

Nigeria announce Sunday Oliseh as new Super Eagles boss

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed that Sunday Oliseh has been appointed as the Super Eagles’ boss.The former Nigeria midfielder and captain, who played 63 times for the team, has been named the head-coach, following the sacking of Stephen Keshi.Oliseh met with NFF officials on Tuesday, where an executive committee approved his appointment, however, details of his contract haven’t been made clear.”It’s a great honour to be coach of this great nation,” said Oliseh at the unveiling ceremony in Abuja.”I’m not coming as a messiah. I’m coming as a man who wants to serve his country and give 150%.”Gone are the days when we had individual players who can win games on their own. But we have potential,” he said. He also laid down the law to players of Nigerian origin on his requirements before they can feature for his team.”No player outside of first division in Nigeria or elsewhere will play for the Super Eagles. We will work together with the technical committee because if we fail, they fail,” he concluded.The ex-Nigeria international will now hope to inspire an immediate improvement in the Eagles’ fortunes, starting with a win against Tanzania in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in September.The new boss played for Nigeria from 1993-2002, where he won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and Olympic gold in 1996.The 40-year-old played for top European teams before retiring, including Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Gloucestershire battle to English County Finals victory

first_img Tags: Buckinghamshire, County Finals, Gloucestershire, Norfolk, Royal North Devon, Staffordshire, Surrey, Women, Yorkshire 21 Sep 2018 Gloucestershire battle to English County Finals victory Gloucestershire won the English Women’s County Championship today in a battle of endurance on the storm-swept links of Royal North Devon Golf Club.Storm Bronagh succeeded Storm Ali and Storm Helene to deliver more brutal conditions for the six teams, with today’s winds easily the worst of the week.Because of the adverse conditions today’s three matches were each reduced to four singles and two foursomes. At the start of play, Gloucestershire, Surrey and Buckinghamshire were all in the title hunt, with the South West team holding a slight advantage thanks to their superior total of game points.But it was Gloucestershire who literally swept to victory, beating Buckinghamshire 5-1, while Surrey’s challenge was derailed by Staffordshire who won that match 4.5-1.5. In the final match of the day Norfolk scored their first win of the week, beating Yorkshire 4-2.This is Gloucestershire’s second win at County Finals, following their 2016 success, and captain Andra Knight commented: “They are an incredible team and what they achieved today was just amazing. We were hoping for a win, but to come in 5-1 was the icing on the cake.“The wind was incredibly challenging out there but our players are so resilient and they just want it for each other.”Today, players were muffled up with only eyes showing between snoods and hats, flags bent, the winds howled and buffeted and club selection was an art form. As an example, the par three fifth measured 102 yards to the front, 115 to the flag – and was playing at 185 yards.To add insult to injury, Gloucestershire’s Alex Saunders had her ball stolen by a crow on the 10th but she was able to drop a replacement, win the hole and go on to win her match 5/4.Some of the golf was of remarkable quality by any standards and quite outstanding in the conditions. Gloucestershire’s Caley McGinty almost holed in one on the short 14th, where her ball circumnavigated the hole, and she repeatedly demonstrated her lovely short game, chipping dead on the 15th to close out her match.Moments earlier, team-mate Ebonie Lewis had also claimed her point on the 15th, after leading throughout her game. And within minutes Ffion Tynan pulled off a remarkable come-back to win on the 17th and seal Gloucestershire’s victory.The 15-year-old had been three down after 10, but after some chocolate and encouragement from her coach and her caddie, she turned her game around to maintain her 100% winning record of six wins from six games.The foursomes were played at the end of the order and Grace Connelly and Charlie Hiatt lost no time in adding another point to Gloucestershire’s total with their 8/7 winMeanwhile, a very determined Staffordshire team put paid to Surrey’s title ambitions. Emily Brennan (3/2) and Morgan Thomas (5/4) led the way for the Midland North team before Georgie Taylor (1up) and Georgina Wilkie (half) secured the win, followed by team captain Jenny Rhodes and Rachel Bishop who sped to a 7/6 win.Norfolk saved their best till last, scoring their first win of the week over Yorkshire and claiming 5th place in the final table. There were halved results for Chloe Gibbs and Imogen Leeder and wins from Tiffany Mills (2/1) and the foursomes pairings of Jo Herd and Jasmine Campbell (5/4) and Chloe Rowswell and Abigail O’Riordan (4/3).Final placings: 1 Gloucestershire 2 Staffordshire 3 Surrey 4 Buckinghamshire 5 Norfolk 6 Yorkshire.Click here for full results• Royal North Devon Golf club hosted the championship as part of its celebrations to mark 150 years of women’s golf and each player was presented with a commemorative mug.Caption: The winning Gloucestershire team, from left. Back row: Jessica Brown, Ebonie Lewis, Sam Round, Rachael Archibald, Charlie Hiatt, Caley McGinty.Front row: Ffion Tynan, Alex Saunders, Andra Knight (captain), Claudia Ovens and Grace Connelly.Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

“Saints Have a Plan” Campaign Helps Future Grads Develop Job-Hunting Tools

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Even before the Class of 2015 arrives on campus for its senior year, Saint Martin’s University is working to help its members glide smoothly into life after graduation.While four or more years of education provide the knowledge and experiences to succeed in a particular career, many students get through their senior year without an essential – job-search skills. Through “Saints Have a Plan,” an innovative program masterminded by Ann Adams, the University’s associate dean of students and director of career development, seniors are learning the “how-to’s” in a timely manner.“College and University career centers have always offered this help,” she says. “We want students to have a plan before they are out there looking for work. With Saints Have a Plan, we’re just making it fun by packaging it and incentivizing it.”The inspiration for “the plan” came to Adams as she considered a troubling fact: Although the University’s Career Center offers an extensive array of resources and assistance to help seniors poised to transition out of college, many fail to take advantage of them until they are about to graduate, if at all. Others want to begin the process but are overwhelmed by the complexity of job-searching.In 2013, almost half of Saint Martin’s graduating seniors were job-searching at the time of graduation, missing the optimum time to get support, says the nine-year Career Center veteran.“The ideal time for them to start job-hunting is much earlier, when they can attend job fairs, get help developing resumes and start networking with potential job sources. Everyone wants to help students and offer them advice and referrals, but it is different when they become one of hundreds of job-seekers.”Last February, Adams e-mailed seniors an invitation to the new program that included a form about their post-graduation plans. The idea was to encourage students with no particular plan to get started, she said. As those without a plan developed one, they were awarded raffle tickets. Steps in the plan included listing grad schools or employers where the student was applying, getting their resume and cover letters spruced up, and creating a LinkedIn profile to enable networking online. When their plan was done, they earned a T-shirt and other goodies.  The campaign was a community effort, with professors who joined in wearing “plan” T-shirts and donating class time for Career Center staff to introduce the event. Offices donated services, gift cards and baskets, the Saint Martin’s Alumni Association sponsored tee-shirts, and local merchants contributed generous raffle prizes.Adams said 67 percent of seniors completed a plan, a high number, given some seniors completed their degrees in December and were no longer at school.Buoyed by the pilot program’s success, Saints Have a Plan will roll out again this year. Seniors completing their academic coursework in December will develop plans this fall, and those finishing coursework in May or August will submit plans beginning in January. Adams is also hoping to find additional sponsors to help build the program.In July, Adams shared information about her new program with colleagues at the national conference of the Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas.“The presentation went very well and drew a great deal of interest from career counselors – even faculty from St. Mary’s dropped in after seeing the topic on the program,” she says.last_img read more


first_imgLochlainn and Jimmy Harte.A son of battling Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte is doing a marathon in his father’s honour.Lochlainn Harte is preparing to undertake the Paris marathon to raise vital funds for Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital where his dad has been receiving treatment.Father-of-four and fitness enthusiast Jimmy continues to make steady progress since his accident last year. The Labour Party Senator was returning home from a Republic of Ireland game when he had the accident.Son Lochlainn is now appealing for people to sponsor him in his bid to help support the hospital which is looking after his dad.Lochlainn said: “As you know, my dad Jimmy Harte suffered a severe accident in November 2013. Since that date he has been in Beaumont Hospital and the miracle workers there have brought him back to life in my eyes.“Dad is an avid runner and marathon enthusiast but unfortunately it may be some time before he can run one again. “I am doing this marathon for him and for the saviours in Beaumont Hospital. I would very much appreciate your support in helping me to raise funds for this organisation.”If you would like to help Lochlainn raise as much funds as possible for Beaumont in honour of Jimmy, please log on here and done what you can. SON OF JIMMY HARTE IN UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO HIS EMBATTLED FATHER was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Beaumont Hospitalfundraiserjimmy harteLochlainn HarteMarathonlast_img read more

Social media users put on alert about a scary new scam

first_imgInstagram users are being warned about a new scam that encourages people to hand over their login details to crooks.The so-called ‘Nasty List’ swindle is rapidly spreading across the popular photo-sharing platform, fooling unwitting users.The phishing scam lures people in by sending messages to users saying they have been spotted on the ‘Nasty List’. The profile people are then directed to will be called ‘The Nasty List’, followed by a series of numbers.The profile includes a link to a website and claims that it will let you see the list – but the list doesn’t really exist.Cybersecurity firm Sophos has also put out a warning about the scam.“Anyone entering their credentials will find themselves in a spot of trouble, starting with their entire base of followers receiving the same message telling them that they too are on the Nasty List – and so the social media phishing attack grows,” Sophos explained. “They’ll also potentially have handed control of their account to criminals to do whatever they want with.”An Instagram spokesperson said: “Fake and fraudulent activity is not allowed on Instagram.“We proactively fight against this type of content and are always improving our systems to quickly detect and remove anything that violates our Community Guidelines.”Social media users put on alert about a scary new scam was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Monday’s QPR quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five QPR-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-102] YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ethiopian 787 fire – latest update

first_imgInvestigators from the United Kingdom’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch have ruled out the 787’s battery as the source of the fire that damaged an Ethiopian 787 at Heathrow Airport on Friday.Attention is now focused on the plane’s galley and questions are being raised as to whether a galley oven or coffee machine was left on or if cleaners and maintenance staff may have left a smoldering cigarette on board.The 787, while powered down, was plugged into a ground power unit but it is unclear if the power was switched on.The AAIB said that “at approximately 1550 hrs UTC on 12 July 2013 a Boeing 787-8 of Ethiopian Airlines, registration ET-AOP, suffered an event at London Heathrow whilst the aircraft was parked on stand, with no persons on board.”The investigation team which includes representatives from all interested parties has initiated the technical investigation into the event.The 787 is currently located in a hangar at London Heathrow.The AAIB reports that “there has been extensive heat damage in the upper portion of the rear fuselage, a complex part of the aircraft, and the initial investigation is likely to take several days. However, it is clear that this heat damage is remote from the area in which the aircraft main and APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) batteries are located.”Paul Hayes, director of air safety at Ascend, a British aviation consulting firm told the Wall Street Journal that one plane is lost on the ground to an electrical fire every five years.Mr. Hayes said that several incidents were suspected to have started after a cleaner or ground worker furtively smoked on a parked plane and then failed to fully extinguish the cigarette.In a statement Boeing said: “We’re aware of the 787 event at Heathrow Airport and have Boeing personnel there. We’re working to fully understand and address this.”Boeing has delivered 66 787s and has orders for 930 planes.The 787 is crammed with innovations including more electric systems rather than the traditional pneumatic systems that do not rely on bleed air from the engines.The 787 has in all six electrical power generators and these provide power to the plane’s electrical systems in flight, including the flight deck displays, flight controls and in-flight entertainment. The system is more efficient because it reduces the drag on the engines.However, New York based Bernstein Research, one of the industry’s foremost analysts, says that the fire damage appears to be near the vertical stabilizer, on the left side of the top of the 787 and as such should have very little connection to electrical systems.While it is unclear what the cause of the fire is Bernstein says that it believes that there is no connection between the fire and the battery issues of the past.“Because it appears that the 787 fire is not related to the battery, we believe it is likely that this is a one-off problem that certainly must be addressed, but does not pose a risk to the overall program,” said Bernsteinlast_img read more