Glenn Murray believes Albion conquered a rival and some nerves on their way to three valuable points. But it was a stylish win once things opened up. The two-goal striker said he could sense neither the Seagulls nor Swansea were getting to grips with things in the first half. There could be some nervy, anxious matches ahead in this complex battle against relegation. And, for about an hour, this was a preview of that. But a change of formation by the visitors in response to Murray’s opening penalty gave Albion the chance to get into their attacking stride. It was easy to forget amid the post-match euphoria that things had been very different until some way into the second half. In the first 45 minutes, the home crowd were subdued and their team disjointed, even after going 1-0 up. But Murray had not forgotten that as he offered his own analysis of what had gone before. He told The Argus: “To put them to the sword and score four goals against them was a big … [Read more...] about Murray’s honest verdict on win over Swans
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Open Banking is an initiative originally spurred by the Competition and Markets Authority following its review into the UK retail banking market. Back in 2016 the CMA found that "older and larger banks do not have to compete hard enough for customers' business, and smaller and newer banks find it difficult to grow " This led to today's Open Banking initiative which is a new set of standards for the industry that allow consumers and SMEs to provide access to their banking data to third party firms, including regulated fintech firms. If a customer consents they will benefit from personalised product offers and the ability to compare various options through aggregation products. Opening up UK retail banking holds tremendous promise, but how will it impact the overall UK economy? This is a question that interested us here at Trustpilot and we recently commissioned the Centre for Economic and Business Research to investigate further. Cebr's analysis found that by increasing the information … [Read more...] about Open Banking could contribute £1bn annually to the UK economy, but will it?
A local lad with a wholehearted approach, Lee Howey became a cult hero at Sunderland in the mid-1990s, signing for the club in ’93 and going on to play under Peter Reid when the club won promotion to the Premier League. He speaks to Deputy Sports Editor Craig Stoddart about his recently-released autobiography, which chronicles his rise from the lower leagues in Belgium to playing for his boyhood team at Roker Park BATMAN, Little Bo Peep, Madonna, Friar Tuck, Long John Silver and a Mountie walk into a bar. It sounds like a joke, yet it’s the beginning of a story that centres on a mid-1990s Sunderland Christmas party and involves fisticuffs, CCTV and a run-in with the police. It is one of the colourful anecdotes from Lee Howey’s newly-released book, self-deprecatingly titled Massively Violent & Decidedly Average, the former Sunderland player putting pen to paper two decades since last playing for the club. Loading article content Howey is the first to admit … [Read more...] about SUNDERLAND: Everybody seems to be a bit too nice to each other
The directors of the Zurich Film festival present the programme for the 13 edition at a press conference on September 14th. Photo: Zurich Film Festival. This year's edition features a total of 160 productions, including 41 debut works and 12 world premieres. Swiss President Doris Leuthard is expected to be present for the opening ceremony at the 13th edition – which this year places a special emphasis on the works of women directors – on Thursday September 28th in Zurich. "We are very proud to be screening no less than 38 films by female directors,” said festival co-director Karl Spoerri in a press release. Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, star of Thomas Vinterberg's 1998 classic Festen, heads this year's jury. Glenn Close will receive a Golden Icon Award, as will US actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will also be honoured, with a Career Achievement Award, at this year's festival. The festival programme features a … [Read more...] about Zurich Film Festival returns with focus on women in cinema
The news that American actress, Rose Marie, has died at the age of 94 adds to a list of over 100 notable names from the world of entertainment, sport and politics that have died in 2017. DECEMBER Rose Marie, 94, actress and American showbiz legend Broadway and television actress Rose Marie was best known for her role as Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Born Rose Marie Mazetta on August 15, 1923, in New York, she began performing at age 3 by winning an amateur contest that took her to Atlantic City, New Jersey. During a career that spanned nine decades, Rose Marie - who went only by her first name professionally - was also famous for appearing for years on the game show "The Hollywood Squares," which featured celebrities sitting in boxes on a life-size tic-tac-toe board. Heather Menzies-Urich, 68, actress best known for her role in The Sound of Music Heather Menzies-Urich played the third oldest of the Von Trapp … [Read more...] about Remembering 102 famous faces we’ve said goodbye to in 2017
CHRIS SCHINDLER had never heard of Huddersfield before last summer.Now he feels as much a part of the scenery as the cows lining the Yorkshire countryside adored by his 21-month-old daughter Marie.The German did not even know Town boss and compatriot David Wagner, who convinced the defender to end a 17-year stay at 1860 Munich to join the Terriers. Keep up to date with all the latest news, gossip, rumours and done deals in SunSport’s live transfer blog It was a leap of faith on Schindler’s part - but one he could not have pictured faring better.And now he is bidding to change the landscape for Town by helping them win a first-ever promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.Schindler, 27, told SunSport: “When my agent told me Huddersfield Town were interested, my first question was, ‘Which league are they in?’ I had never heard about this club or this town.“Of course, I made my research and came here for a few days. It was so different to … [Read more...] about Chris Schindler hoping to get Huddersfield in Prem… but didn’t know who they were last summer
National security leakers lead a precarious existence these days. Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over a year now, unable to leave for fear of being arrested by British authorities and extradited to Sweden as part of a sexual assault investigation. Assange believes that going to Sweden would be the first step in his extradition to the US and an eventual trial there. Meanwhile, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is under constant guard in Moscow after having received temporary asylum in Russia. For now, at least, Snowden has managed to avoid the fate that befell Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, who was convicted on espionage charges and sentenced in June to 35 years in prison for leaking 250,000 US diplomatic cables. Snowden's good fortune is largely due to British journalist Sarah Harrison, a Wikileaks researcher who helped the former NSA contractor escape the long arm of the US Justice Department. Having assisted one of the US government's … [Read more...] about Snowden aide Harrison takes refuge in Berlin