Companies ‘complacent’ on anti-corruption measures

first_imgCompanies have failed to invest in anti-corruption schemes ahead of legislation that will punish domestic and foreign bribery, research has shown. More than three-quarters of companies have not invested any money in anti-corruption strategies, and only 12% have spent more than £500 on preparing for the Bribery Act, according to research by business and financial advisers Grant Thornton. Some 42% of companies had not conducted a thorough assessment of their exposure to corruption risk, or established a clear plan to revise their existing policies, the research found. The act will introduce a corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery, but companies will have a defence under the act if they can show that they had adequate procedures in place to prevent it. Company executives face personal criminal liability if they connived or consented to offering or receiving a bribe to or from a public official or company representative. Grant Thornton forensic partner Sterl Greenhalgh said: ‘It is clear that these findings are not exactly good news for the Serious Fraud Office, [which has] undertaken an extensive outreach programme promoting the importance of the new act and the penalties that will come into force. ‘This report shows that there is still confusion, uncertainty and a certain level of complacency about the Bribery Act among corporates.’ Some 90% of the senior executives surveyed said that the government should be doing more to promote anti-corruption measures to foreign governments. Two-fifths said they were concerned that, once the act comes into force, they will lose out to foreign competitors. However, 80% said that the legislation marked a positive move for the UK. Grant Thornton surveyed 166 senior executives at leading UK companies.last_img read more

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Bay Area signs smart card deal

first_imgTHE LARGEST smart-card fare collection contract yet awarded in North America was signed by San Francisco’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission on May 27. The 10-year turnkey agreement with Motorola’s Worldwide Smartcard Solutions Division and the ERG Group provides for the installation of a smart card ticketing system that may eventually cover every public transport operator in the San Francisco Bay Area. The consortium will initially conduct a six-month trial of the new TransLink system towards the end of next year. This will cover about 5000 passengers using metro, rail, light rail and bus services worked by BART, Caltrain, Muni, Golden Gate Transit, AC Transit and Santa Clara County’s Valley Transportation Authority. If the trials are successful, TransLink will be expanded to cover the services of 26 operators from 2001, allowing seamless travel throughout the region. Motorola and ERG will fund the installation and operation of the equipment, and will receive between US$114m and US$157m, depending the level of card usage over the 10-year concession.last_img read more

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Aubameyang seals Dortmund’s German Cup final win

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted a second-half penalty to seal Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in Saturday’s German Cup final — on what could be his final Dortmund appearance.Aubameyang’s calmly taken spot-kick was his 40th goal this season for Dortmund in all competitions and ended Dortmund’s misery after losing the three previous cup finals in Berlin in 2014, 2015 and 2016.His winning penalty was Aubameyang’s 120th goal in his 190th game in four seasons with Dortmund.However, despite having a contract until 2020, this could be Aubameyang’s final appearance having said he will decide his future after talks with Dortmund’s bosses.He is reportedly weighing up bumper offers from Paris St-Germain, AC Milan and China’s China’s Tianjin Quanjian with PSG his most likely destinationAfter Dortmund took the lead at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium through Ousmane Dembele’s early goal, Frankfurt’s forward Ante Rebic’s equalised to make it 1-1 at the break before Aubameyang turned the game.Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel praised his team, who have bounced back from the April 11 bomb attack on their team bus to win silverware this season having finished third in the Bundesliga.“I am spent, I must admit, after watching that,” said Tuchel.“We started really well, then stopped playing and were lucky not to fall behind, but we dug deep and now everything is perfect.”Dortmund romped to a 3-1 home Bundesliga win over Frankfurt in mid-April, but this was a much bolder performance from Niko Kovic’s Eintracht, who had won only one of their previous ten games coming into the Berlin final.Dortmund took the lead with just eight minutes gone when Dembele was released down the right flank and the fleet-footed 20-year-old cut inside Frankfurt defender Jesus Vallejo and curled his shot into the net.But Eintracht started to pressurise the Dortmund defence.Frankfurt’s US international Timothy Chandler whipped in a cross and Croatia international Rebic was just inches from connecting with the goal at his mercy.He made no mistake on 29 minutes when Serbia midfielder Mijat Gacinovic’s superb pass split the Dortmund defence and released Rebic, who slotted his shot past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki.Frankfurt should have taken the lead when Rebic traded passes with Haris Seferovic whose shot beat Burki, but hit the post on 39 minutes.Neither Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer nor playmaker Marco Reus came out for the second half.Schmelzer had carried a leg knock into the final, while Reus injured his right knee midway through the first half.Tuchel responded by switching from a 3-3-2-2 formation to a 4-5-1 formation with Aubameyang, the Bundesliga’s top scorer this season with 31 goals, as the loan striker.Japan midfielder fired at Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky just after the break.But the scene was set for Aubameyang.His flying bicycle kick was only cleared off the line by Frankfurt’s Mexico international Marco Fabian on 64 minutes.And the Gabon hot-shot showed a cool head by slotting the winning penalty straight down the middle on 67 minutes after substitute Christian Pulisic was brought down by Frankfurt’s goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.Frankfurt boss Kovac responded by bringing on Frankfurt’s burly striker Alexander Meier, 34, the Bundesliga’s top-scorer in 2014/15, for the final 20 minutes to try to force an equaliser to no avail.last_img read more

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HS Bowling: Brunswick Blue Devils Girls Varsity Bowling Top Elyria Pioneers 1699-1636

first_imgTuesday afternoon the Brunswick Lady Blue Devil bowling team put up some of their best scores of the season, as they topped Elyria 1699-1636 .After losing the first team game by only 19 pins, the Blue Devils came out on fire, taking home an eventual 33 pin win.Sophomore Mikayla Craig led that team game with a 176, followed by Sophomore Nina Bowman with a 175, which was her highest pin total of the season.Junior Ally Kovach added a 167, while Sophomores Ashley Mullally and Kylie Boyd had 140 and 106.Brunswick stayed ahead and won their first baker game. Even after losing the next, the Lady Blue Devils managed to bring home a win.The Blue Devils are back in action this Friday at Dick Hoover Lanes. They will host Buckeye. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loedecenter_img Related TopicsBrunswick Blue DevilsElyria Pioneerslast_img read more

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The White House acknowledges Georgia State played a pretty incredible game

first_imgContributing: David Jackson (AP)(AP)The White House didn’t exactly apologize to the Georgia State basketball team and its supporters for President Obama’s pick against them, but spokesman Josh Earnest at least lauded the team for its last-second 57-56 upset of No. 3 seed Baylor in Thursday’s opening round of the NCAA tournament.This exchange occurred during Friday afternoon’s regular White House press briefing. (And, yes, the reporter was chided by other journalists for referring to Georgia State as the Bulldogs instead of the Panthers; the University of Georgia is the Bulldogs).Obama made his picks earlier this week on ESPN. Coach Ron Hunter’s son R.J. made the winning shot.From the official White House transcript:QUESTION: Since you opened the door to March Madness, Josh…EARNEST: Sure.QUESTION: Yeah.QUESTION: … the head coach of the Georgia State Bulldogs yesterday said he hopes the president makes better decisions in the real world than he did picking against his team. On behalf of the president, would you like to apologize to the Georgians in the world?EARNEST: Well, I will say that I just saw some highlights of the game. And I did see that the young men from Georgia State certainly rose to the occasion.QUESTION: You saw it?EARNEST: And — yeah. That was a great shot there at the end of the game. I think there’s no question that — that that kind of high- level performance when the chips are down is certainly the kind of — of spirit that the president would hope to summon in the context of his job, too.last_img read more

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Frost Advisory for Thursday morning

first_imgThere will not be any doubt that our endless summer has ended when we awake to temps in the 30s come Thursday morning.   Under clear skies tonight, our Wednesday night/Thursday morning low dips to 36-degrees here in the valley.  However, in the higher elevations of Campbell County, frost will likely develop overnight.  Our next and better chances of frost are Sunday night into Monday morning.  In the meantime, enjoy some near perfect weather days today and tomorrow with cool sunshine and highs close to 60-degrees.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/17/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Muskegon girls basketball team finishes strong, defeats Oakridge

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Liverpool ‘monitoring all steps’ of 18 year old – Agent and…

first_imgReports continue to pop up in Brazil regarding Liverpool’s interest in Vasco da Gama starlet Talles Magno. This time it’s journalist Jorge Nicola who brings an update on the Reds’ chase for the 18-year-old. He claims that both Vasco da Gama and the player’s agent Carlos Leite are looking to sell the winger in this transfer window.The Rio de Janeiro club ‘depend’ on the transfer to settle several financial issues they have. Meanwhile, since there are presidential elections scheduled for the end of the year, the representative wants Talles gone now as he doesn’t know who’ll be in charge of the club after that.Jorge Nicola claims that many European clubs made approaches for the signing in the past few days, and Liverpool are one of them.Embed from Getty ImagesIt’s said Liverpool have been ‘monitoring all of Talles Magno’s steps’, and have been getting to know more about his family and his contract situation at Vasco. However, Jorge Nicola also explains no offers have been made by Jurgen Klopp’s club yet.Despite Talles Magno’s release clause of €50m, Vasco da Gama should accept any offers of over €20m for him.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoNessa HearingPeople in Singapore Born Before 1965 Eligible for Free Hearing Aid TrialNessa HearingUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSingtelGet 30GB for $25 on SG’s #1 network.SingtelUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.Undolast_img read more

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Five conclusions from the first weekend of the Premier League

first_imgLiverpool started defending their Premier League title with an unexpected thriller against rookie Leeds, in which seven goals were scored and the “reds” escaped thanks to the second goal from a penalty by Mohamed Salah in the match.Arsenal convincingly won the London derby at the start with Fulham, and Everton gave hope to their fans for a good campaign after success in their visit to Tottenham.The first weekend in the Premier League was definitely exciting and raised the curtain on some things as early as it is to draw conclusions.But still, here are five we made from the Saturday-Sunday matches:Thrilling debut – Thrilling start of the season. 💥A match with ups and downs and unfortunately we can’t bring home any points but we will keep fighting like this and we will keep marching on together. 🔵🟡⚪️ @LUFC pic.twitter.com/lo72pQYKNf– Robin Koch (@ RobinKoch25) September 12, 2020Leeds is not in the elite on the Olympic principle that participation is importantNo one would have blamed Marcelo Bielsa if he had parked the bus at the opening match of his elite Leeds campaign to host champions Liverpool. But the Yorkshers played bravely and devotedly and almost left with the point from “Anfield”. Leeds managed to equalize his powerful opponent three times and showed the other elite teams that he would give them a lot of headaches. Bielsa’s team definitely requests to be among the pleasant surprises of the campaign.➕3️⃣❤️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/uvGfjXB4hR– Daniel Ceballos (@ DaniCeballos46) September 12, 2020Arsenal showed their teeth in west LondonStan Kronke’s management has always been described by Arsenal fans as too passive. So it was with Unai Emery, who failed to hold on as the manager of the “gunners”. He was replaced by Mikel Arteta, who started his first full campaign at the helm of the team, and in the 3-0 victory over Fulham Arsenal definitely had a look that fans want to see more often. The new Gabriel and Willian shone for the “artillerymen”, who did not allow the scandal between Danny Sebayos and Eddie Nketia to affect their performance. Arteta asked for “passion and aggression” from the team when he signed the contract, and he seems to be finding them.3 points and a debut goal 🙌🏽💫 @NUFC pic.twitter.com/J9gP0QLN9k— Callum Wilson (@CallumWilson) September 13, 2020Hope for NewcastleHope has been in desperate short supply in Newcastle since Mike Ashley pulled the strings at the club. The change of ownership in the club from the northeast seemed imminent, but things fell apart at the last minute. The Magpies stepped up with Callum Wilson, Jeff Hendrick, Jamal Lewis and Ryan Fraser, and the first two made a great debut for their new club. A bird of spring does not and a victory at the start still means nothing in the battle for survival, but the three points in the visit of West Ham are something that made the loyal fans of Newcastle smile. There is hope!Great performance from the team, very happy for my first game as a Toffee. #COYB Happy for my first match with him @Everton, a victory is more enjoyed. 🤙🏼 pic.twitter.com/tcICA1u2Sf– James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez) September 13, 2020Will this be the year of Everton?There were many false signals that Everton were ready to break through to the top floor of the English elite echelon, but more than 15 years have passed since the spring of 2005, when the “caramels” were last in the top 4. In the face of Carlo Ancelotti however, the club has a manager who is capable of anything. At the start, the famous Italian won the coaching clash with Jose Mourinho and the success as a guest of Tottenham has great weight. With the attraction of Hames Rodriguez and Allen, this could be the year of Everton.Join us from the LCFC TV studio for live post-match reaction to #WbaLei… https://t.co/C6j5uadMCp— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 13, 2020The cunning fox Vardy will steal the prey againJamie Vardy scored 23 goals last season to win the Golden Shoe, and his two goals (both from penalties) in the 3-0 victory as a guest of rookie West Brom mean he already has 105 in the English elite – with one more than former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in the all-time rankings. In January 2021, Vardy turned 34, but coach Brendan Rodgers knows that his striker remains one of the best on the English field. “There are many top strikers in the league, but every team would like someone like him. He is super calm and clinical in front of goal and still has excellent speed. It is a great start for him to score two goals and it is also very good for the team “, the specialist commented.last_img read more

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Athletes, teams, celebs are ‘All In’ to feed hungry

first_imgLast Updated: 16th April, 2020 10:30 IST Athletes, Teams, Celebs Are ‘All In’ To Feed Hungry With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, teams are donating prized posssession COMMENT Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 16th April, 2020 10:30 IST Associated Press Television News center_img WATCH US LIVE With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, teams, entertainers and business leaders are donating prized possessions in response to a challenge to feed families suddenly in need.The “All In Challenge” was started by Philadelphia 76ers partner Michael Rubin on Tuesday, and some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment have answered the call.After 24 hours, there was already an impressive roster of A-listers offering prizes.They include quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton and Eli Manning; musicians Justin Bieber, Meek Mill and Robin Thicke; actors Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Hart and Matthew McConaughey; director Martin Scorsese; TV hosts Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Seacrest; TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio; basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson; Chicago Cubs infielder Anthony Rizzo and retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez; and several NFL, NHL and NBA teams.This list is growing, said Rubin, who came up with the idea two weeks ago.”I had two goals from the second this popped in my mind,” Rubin told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “The first was to feed as many people as possible. It was such an important cause and need. The second thing was, I love a good come together … to have every athlete and actor come together, the sports and entertainment worlds coming together. To me, that is incredibly special.” Rubin said all the money raised will go directly to one of four organizations that feed the hungry: Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.A billionaire who made his money with an e-commerce company he started in 2011, Rubin has donated what might be the biggest prize. The winner of a digital raffle will receive a Super Bowl experience with 20 friends, along with tickets to the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Final, World Series, Masters, Final Four, tennis’ U.S. Open, the Daytona 500 and the Olympic opening ceremonies.Entries for Rubin’s prize can be purchased in amounts of $10, $25, $50 and $100. The winning ticket will be selected randomly by computer.Other prizes are being auctioned.Those who answered the challenge were required to post a video about their donation and explain why they chose their prize.Rubin said donations topped $4 million by midday Wednesday. His goal is to collect donations in the tens of millions of dollars, and his dream objective is $100 million.Brady, who left New England to sign with Tampa Bay after winning six Super Bowls with the Patriots, offered tickets to the Buccaneers’ home opener, his game jersey and shoes, and dinner with him. That package is in the auction with the opening bid at $50,000.Peyton Manning plans to play a round of golf with the winner and two guests, and then go to a restaurant for dinner with the winner and 10 guests. His recently retired brother, Eli, offered the Corvette he received as the MVP of the New York Giants’ Super Bowl win over the Patriots in February 2012.Meek Mill is auctioning his 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom. Bidding starts at $200,000.Mill was the person Rubin ran his idea past and his response was, “I’m in.” Rubin asked him if he was serious.”He said: ‘I don’t need the car. I need to do what helps people eat,'” said Rubin, whose job brings him in contact with people in the sports and entertainment industries on a daily basis.Hart is offering a speaking role in his next movie. DeGeneres and Seacrest plan to have their winners as co-hosts on their shows.Longhorns superfan McConaughey is offering a sideline experience at a University of Texas football game.  LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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