Mercer said Race decided to step back from business leadership to focus on client work and a small number of new service delivery, risk and governance responsibilities.Before working at Mercer, Blackie was commercial director for Aon Hewitt’s consultancy business in Scotland, and also worked at Edinburgh Fund Managers, as well as Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Mercer has appointed Edinburgh-based Steven Blackie as its UK head of investments.He will succeed Patrick Race, who held the position for more than four years.In his new job as UK head of investments, Blackie will focus on developing Mercer’s advisory and delegated services, as well as growing “innovative offerings for the wealth management and insurance market segments,” the company said.Blackie has been commercial director for Mercer’s UK investments business up until this appointment, having first joined the consultancy back in 2009 as head of the Edinburgh investment team.
The NBA’s two top teams meet as LeBron James and the Lakers visit Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks on Thursday.MORE: Watch Lakers vs. Bucks live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) Milwaukee (24-4) got off to a slow start at the beginning of the season, splitting its first four games. But it then went 22-1 over its next 23 games before falling to Dallas on Monday. Antetokounmpo continues to prove his 2019 MVP was warranted, as the 25-year-old’s 31.7 points and 12.8 rebounds per game rank second and fifth in the league, respectively. Los Angeles (24-4) is coming off a loss to the Pacers on Tuesday that snapped a seven-game winning streak. James and teammate Anthony Davis have keyed the Lakers to their best start since the days of Kobe Bryant and have the team looking like a sure-fire title contender come June. At the age of 34, James is playing some of the best basketball of his incredible career. Along with his 25.9 points per game, James is averaging a league-best 10.6 assists. Thursday begins a tough stretch for LA, as it plays the Bucks, Clippers, Nuggets and Mavericks over its next five games. Milwaukee has an easier schedule in the coming weeks, but dates with Indiana and Philadelphia should provide a tough challenge for the top team in the Eastern Conference.Here is everything you need to know ahead of Lakers vs. Bucks, including the tipoff time and TV channel for Thursday night’s game.MORE: Lakers vs. Bucks by the numbersWhat channel is Lakers vs. Bucks on today?TV channel: TNTLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)Lakers vs. Bucks is broadcast live on TNT. The “NBA on TNT” crew of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal will host the studio show before and after TNT’s coverage Thursday, which also includes Rockets vs. Clippers as the nightcap. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and Allie LaForce are on the call for Lakers vs. Bucks.You can also live-stream the game by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. Lakers vs. Bucks: What time is tipoff?Date: Thursday, Dec. 19Start time: 5 p.m. PT | 8 p.m. ETThe 8 p.m. ET tipoff (5 p.m. PT) is the first of a doubleheader on TNT. The Rockets and Clippers will follow, tipping off at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT).Lakers schedule 2019Here are the Lakers’ next five games:DateOpponentTimeNational TVDec. 19at Bucks8 p.m. ETTNTDec. 22vs. Nuggets9:30 p.m. ETNBA TVDec. 25vs. Clippers8 p.m. ETABCDec. 28at Trail Blazers10 p.m. ET—Dec. 29vs. Mavericks9:30 p.m. ETESPNBucks schedule 2019Here are the Bucks’ next five games:DateOpponentTimeNational TVDec. 19vs. Lakers8 p.m. ETTNTDec. 21at Knicks7:30 p.m. ET—Dec. 22vs. Pacers7 p.m. ET—Dec. 25at Sixers2:30 p.m. ETABCDec. 27at Hawks7:30 p.m. ET—
He had been combining his work in the media with his role as part of Roberto Martinez’s backroom staff with the Belgium national team since 2016.Now Henry is poised to get his shot at management at Villa Park, with the Mail reporting he has been offered the chance to succeed Steve Bruce.Bruce was axed by the Championship club earlier this week after a woeful run of just one win from ten games.The Mail claims that Henry is set to be joined at Villa by a former rival from his playing days – Chelsea great and ex-England captain Terry.Terry made 32 appearances for Villa last season after his 19-year spell at Stamford Bridge came to an end and helped them reach the Championship play-off final, where they lost to Fulham, before leaving in the summerHe officially announced his retirement from professional football on Sunday evening, paving the way for him to start his coaching career, and his return to Villa in a senior role would likely be popular with the fans. 2 Henry and Terry would be an unlikely alliance, given they were once big rivals. battling for major honours with Arsenal and Chelsea respectively.They both enjoyed glittering careers as players, winning numerous trophies between them, including the Premier League and Champions League. John Terry impressed in his season-long spell with the Villans 2 Thierry Henry has emerged as the leading contender to become Aston Villa’s new manager, with John Terry reportedly in line to be his number two.The Arsenal legend revealed earlier this year that he was preparing to enter management after ending his time as a pundit for Sky Sports. Thierry Henry helped Belgium to third place at this summer’s World Cup, but has no managerial experience at club level