Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brooklyn woman was convicted Tuesday of killing her 28-year-old neighbor, dismembering the victim’s body and scattering the remains in Bay Shore and Hempstead last year.A Suffolk County jury found Leah Cuevas, 44, guilty of second-degree murder.Prosecutors said Cuevas killed Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, a Guyanese immigrant and mother of four, in the apartment building where the suspect and victim both had lived.The victim was reported missing July 5. Her torso and severed legs were found in a vacant lot on the corner of Maple Avenue and Gibson Street in Bay Shore on July 8. The victim’s head and arms were found days later scattered in Hempstead.Cuevas denied killing Browne and had told neighbors that the victim “walked off with a Jamaican man.”Judge John Toomey is scheduled to sentence Cuevas on Jan. 14. She faces up to 25 years in prison.
HowdenL&GBuy-in£0.2bn HSBCPrudential (US)Longevity swap£7bn British American TobaccoPICABuy-in£3.4bn H1 2019 buy-ins/buyouts – market share (%)Chart MakerCharlie Finch, partner at LCP, said: “FTSE 100 transactions are continuing at a rapid pace. In the past week alone we have seen giant longevity hedging transactions announced by British American Tobacco and HSBC, taking the number of FTSE 100 transactions to six so far this year.“Our team has had its busiest year to date, completing a record of £10bn deals so far in 2019 as large blue-chip companies increasingly seek specialist support to de-risk their schemes.“Insurer pricing has held up well and we continue to expect 2019 full year buy-in and buyout volumes to exceed £30bn as large transactions compete for market capacity in the second half of the year.” Despite the size of the deals completed this year – and the fact that most insurance companies were reporting full pipelines of new business – consultancy group Aon said schemes were still able to access “strong pricing opportunities” for de-risking transactions, regardless of size.In a report into first-half activity, Aon stated: “While the large deals may catch the eye, there are still opportunities for smaller schemes to attract competitive pricing.“For sub-£30m transactions, insurers and schemes are tailoring their approach to make these deals as efficient and manageable as possible. In many cases we are seeing smaller schemes achieve comparable yields to the largest transactions.”Buy-in/buyout volumes in H1 2019Chart MakerLaura Mason, CEO of L&G’s institutional retirement business, said in her company’s first-half results statement that the bulk annuity market “continues to show promising growth”.“These transactions allow us to reinvest these pension funds into the UK economy in areas such as affordable housing, renewable energy and transport,” she added, “benefiting our cities, future generations and the wider economy.”UK pension risk transfer deals in 2019 PearsonL&GBuy-in£0.5bn QinetiQScottish WidowsBuy-in£0.7bn Marks & SpencerPIC, Phoenix LifeBuy-in£1.4bn PGLPhoenix LifeBuy-in£1.1bn CommerzbankPICBuyout£1.2bn Company/scheme Insurer(s) Type Size Legal & General (L&G) and Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) dominated the UK’s pension de-risking market in the first half of the year as transactions hit a record £17.6bn (€19.1bn).Multi-billion pound deals involving the defined benefit funds for Rolls-Royce and Marks & Spencer also meant the 12-month period to the end of June 2019 was the busiest ever recorded with £34bn worth of transactions, according to consultancy LCP. L&G led the way with £6.3bn of new business, according data compiled by LCP. This included the £4.6bn Rolls-Royce buy-in, announced in June.PIC completed £6bn worth of de-risking deals in the first six months of the year, including a £930m buy-in for Commerzbank’s UK pension scheme. Rolls-RoyceL&GBuy-in£4.6bn Source: LCP; IPE reports
RelatedPosts GOtv Boxing Night 20: Ehwarieme eyes world title Esepo delighted at winning best boxer prize at GOtv Boxing Night 20 Ehwariemi wins WBF title as Agbaje emerges best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 20 West African Boxing Union lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, has launched a fresh verbal attack on Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, the African Boxing Union lightweight champion, ahead of their 12 October ABU title bout at GOtv Boxing Night 20. The encounter will headline the eight-bout event, which is scheduled to hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. Speaking after his training at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Saturday, Real One described Joe Boy as a coward and boxer with limited ability. He boasted that he will expose the ABU champion’s limitations in brutal fashion. “I know him very well. He is my boy; I know what he can do and what he can’t. He relies on raw power. He has no boxing brain. But raw power can only work against low-grade boxers. I’m not in that category. The ABU title is for me. His limited ability has taken him as far as it can. It is the end of the road for him on 12 October,” bragged Real One, who has serially claimed to have defeated Joe Boy in their amateur days. Real One’s verbal offensive is the latest trail of bad blood between both boxers, who are considered the best in their division. They have had to be pulled apart at press conferences and GOtv Boxing Night 18, where Real One never failed to taunt Joe Boy, who also always responded. The event will also stage the national bantamweight challenge between Sadiq Adeleke and Opeyemi “Sense’ Adeyemi. Also scheduled to be in action are Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, WABU welterweight champion, who takes on Jafaru Sulaimon; Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola, national super featherweight champion, who fights Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan; Tope “TP Rock” Musa and Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, national light heavyweight champion, who faces Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi in a rematch. Two debutants, Alaba “Eye Blow” Omotola and Bolaji Abdullahi, both graduates of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, will also be in action in addition to an all-female bout featuring Cynthia “Bobby Girl” Ogunsemilore and Aminat “Smart” Yekini.Tags: ABU titleGOtv Boxing Night 20Oto “Joe Boy” JosephRilwan “Real One” Oladosu
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: Elaine Thompson did it again! The Olympic 100m champion became the seventh woman to win an Olympic sprint double with a determined and powerful run in the 200m final, clocking 21.78 – the third-fastest winning time in an Olympic women’s 200m final. It was intense. So much so that the world’s fastest man himself, Usain Bolt, could hardly contain himself as he watched on a television set in the mixed zone after his 200m semi-final win a few minutes earlier. “Hold it, come on, hold it!” Bolt shouted in excitement. Hold it she did. “It’s amazing to come out and win another gold medal, I’m speechless right now,” said Thompson. The Jamaican left her blocks in a hurry and came off the curve with a clear advantage. As expected, she came under heavy assault from Dutch star, Dafne Schippers, as the pair, like they did at the World Championships last year, separated themselves from the chasing pack in a seat-edge dart to the finish line. This time, it was the Jamaican who was celebrating loudest – albeit belatedly, after waiting nervously for confirmation of another glittering gold. Schippers clocked 21.88 seconds, while American Torie Bowie was third in 22.15. “My coach has always told me that I can do it. He told me to keep my knees up and push to the line, and I think I did that and that’s why I came out with the win,” Thompson stated.
Thousands of Donegal GAA fans are crying foul after a massive snub by the GAA’s official website.Football fever has struck Donegal after the county reached the All-Ireland semi-final where they will play Dublin at Croke Park.However the ticket-booking website gaa.ie showed no sign of Jim McGuiness’ team when fans went to book their tickets for the August 28th clash. Instead the site’s official link gaa.ie/championship showed the semi-final featured the winners of Saturday night’s clash between Dublin and Tyrone and ROSCOMMON!Devout Donegal fan Liam McMenamin quipped “It shows that everybody is surprised that we’re even in the semi-final final at all.“Come August 28th it will be the Dubs who will be the ones in for a surprise,” he laughed.Ends GAA WEBSITE STICKS THE BOOT INTO DONEGAL AFTER LEAVING THEM OUT OF SEMI-FINAL! was last modified: August 7th, 2011 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)