People moves: Ilmarinen picks RI lead; Firefighters’ scheme names chair

first_imgIlmarinen, Firefighters’ Pension SAB, SuMi TRUST, Schroders, BDB Pitmans, PAMIlmarinen — Finland’s largest pension insurance company Ilmarinen has appointed Karoliina Lindroos as its new head of responsible investment. She replaces Anna Hyrske, who left the company to head up responsible investment for the Bank of Finland last month after working for Ilmarinen for more than 20 years. Lindroos joins the firm from her current role as senior environmental and social adviser at Finnish government development finance company Finnfund. Lindroos is to take up her new role on 31 August.Firefighters’ Pension SAB – Joanne Livingstone has been named chair of the UK’s Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Advisory Board, which advises the Home Secretary on the desirability of making changes to the scheme. It also advises and assists the 45 Fire and Rescue services in England and their local pension boards. Her appointment as chair commenced on 17 August 2020 and will last for four years. The FPS is a statutory unfunded pension scheme. Livingstone is currently an adviser to the Judicial Pensions Committee, which advises the Lord Chief Justice in relation to pensions matters. She also serves as the chair of trustees for the Liberty Europe Pension Scheme and is a practitioner member of the Actuarial Council. Previously she worked as a scheme actuary and for Pension Wise, acting as a guider in face-to-face meetings about pensions with members of the public.SuMi TRUST – The Asian asset manager has appointed Shigeo Mito as director of client services and global business development based in the firm’s London office. In his new role Mito will focus on cultivating and expanding SuMi TRUST’s European client base, in addition to developing new bespoke products for investors.Mito has more than 20 years of experience in the asset management industry. He started his career at SuMi TRUST in 2000 working in proprietary trading and went on to manage Japanese equity funds from 2008 to 2017. Prior to taking up his current role he worked as an equity investment specialist, collaborating with SuMi TRUST’s client services and business development team in Europe.Schroders – Nicole Kidd has been named head of private debt for Australia, a new role at the listed asset manager. She will assume the position on 1 September and be based in Schroders’ Sydney office. She joins from RBC where she was most recently managing director and head of corporate banking Australia and institutional client management Asia-Pacific. Nicole will focus on building and developing Schroders’ Private Debt business.Georg Wunderlin, global head of private assets, Schroders, said: “The arrival of Nicole next month marks another significant step in the ongoing growth of our specialist private assets business. Whether it be through selective acquisitions or hiring the best talent, Schroders is dedicated to securing high-quality additions to drive the growth of this business.”He also said that “growing Schroders’ private assets business is a key strategy focus for the firm”. The asset manager is “seeing vast opportunities in private debt specifically which makes this a high priority area for our expansion path.”Schroders private assets and alternatives business manages £45.3bn (€49.8bn) in assets, including private equity, hedge funds, infrastructure finance, insurance-linked securities, commodities, real estate, impact investing and securitised credit.BDB Pitmans – The law firm has hired Alex Rush for its pensions team. Rush joins from Stephenson Harwood, where he trained and practised for more than 13 years. In addition to his private practice work, he has undertaken two secondments to the board of the Pension Protection Fund and acted as a defined benefit scheme secretary for seven years.Pacific Asset Management (PAM) – The firm has announced the appointment of multi-asset ESG specialist Will Thompson as portfolio manager with a focus on its multi-asset SRI funds. Thompson will report to PAM CIO William Bartleet.Thompson joins from HSBC Global Asset Management where he had worked as a senior portfolio manager on the multi-asset team since 2014. At HSBC, he was responsible for running the HSBC Multi-Asset Sustainable, HSBC World Selection and HSBC Global Strategy funds. Prior to this he had been an intern analyst at the Bank of England and also worked as an analyst for Asset Risk Consultants.PAM’s SRI range includes the SRI Cautious Growth and SRI Balanced Growth portfolios, the latter of which has been available to investors since 2012. Originally an offering from Parallel Investment Management, they were acquired in June 2020 as part of a strategic partnership with Fidelius Group.last_img read more

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Nothing but good times

first_imgExpressions of interest in 107 King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson, closes on March 20For the past 13 years this north-facing, flood-free home at Tennyson has been the perfect place for Phil and Karon Wikman to entertain their friends and family.Memories of big birthday parties for their three children and many school functions have not been forgotten.“We have had two 18th birthday parties and a 21st. We’ve also celebrated two 50th birthday The two-storey, five-bedroom home has an imposing facadeparties,” Mrs Wikman says. “We’ve celebrated many milestones in this home and the most people we’ve entertained here is about 200.”Mr Wikman says the house is “at its best” when it is full of people. “There’s plenty of space to entertain — inside and out,” he says. “My favourite part of the home is the outdoor terrace, because of the river views.” Even the TV room in the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has been transformed into a disco room, according to Mrs Wikman, who says they also had DJ playing in the space. There is plenty of entertaining space in the family homeWith the inclusion of an infinity-edge pool and private pontoon with a jet-ski dock, the Wikmans say there is little chance of being bored at 107 King Arthur Terrace, located about 7km south of Brisbane’s city centre. And for those who love a nice drop of wine, the Wikmans have repurposed a secure vintage bank vault into a 440-bottle wine cellar — a quirky hidden addition. The kitchen was recently upgraded and has a marble island benchtopOnly a few steps away from the cellar is the spacious kitchen, which the couple updated three years ago. It features a statement marble island bench, soft-close drawers, a stainless-steel Miele convection microwave/speed oven, wall oven, induction cooktop, integrated dishwasher, and concealed preparation space, to accommodate small appliances.Describing it as “sleek and sophisticated”, Mrs Wikman says it is a nice spot from which to enjoy the views of the Brisbane River.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoThe upper level of the house, accessed via a 5m walkway, has a spacious parents’ retreat with a jaw-dropping en suite and views of the golf course.“There’s a few boats that go past and you can sometimes hear the rowers in the morning too. Having said that, it’s a nice quiet stretch of the river,” Mr Wikman says. The mezzanine has a billiards table and chillout zoneAlso upstairs is another of the home’s chillout zones — a mezzanine billiards’ room overlooking the open living areas below and taking in sweeping river views. With a built-in bar, the billiards room maintains connectivity with entertaining spaces on the lower level, while offering a separate games’ zone.The Wikman’s are looking to stay in the area, but want to move to an apartment with their 11-year-old dog Coco.They hope a family with school-aged children buy their much-loved home.The property is close to the Queensland Tennis Centre and the Tennyson Reach riverfront lifestyle precinct, which is under construction.last_img read more

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Layoffs in Lake Worth Beach to Help Finance Electric Utility Upgrade

first_imgThe city of Lake Worth Beach is laying off 5 city employees effective immediately, eliminating 35 jobs, and cutting $800,000 from its budget according to reports. For years, the city has been taking money from its city electric utility and using that money to run the city and not putting it back into the utility, and City Manager Michael Bornstein says something has to be done so that the city can upgrade its utility.“And we’re reversing 40-50 years of that benign neglect. If you’re not constantly maintaining and fixing and rebuilding and upgrading your electric utility, it’s deteriorating,” Bornstein said.The system is deteriorating power outages are common for customers in Lake Worth Beach.Dave Palombo owns Dave’s Last Resort and Raw Bar in downtown Lake Worth Beach.“It was bad. I mean we had power outages all the time, power surges, spikes, shorting out equipment,” Palombo told CBS12.The layoffs were effective yesterday, and the employees did not receive a severance package. “I was very surprised and a little disappointed. I had no warning. It came as a big surprise,” said Vickie Joslin, the city’s head librarian who was laid off from the city after 20 years on the job.last_img read more

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USC architect works to restore Los Angeles river

first_imgA landscape architect and lecturer at the School of Architecture, Esther Margulies, is working on a plan to restore the Los Angeles River and build an artistic and cultural hub for the city.The L.A. River Public Art Project proposal is a plan to make the L.A. River a vehicle for improving the education and well-being of adjacent communities while bringing a linear arts and culture resource to the city.Margulies is working in collaboration with her former student Jean Yang, an alumna of the School of Architecture, as well as with two architects and a graphic designer. The Los Angeles Nomadic Division, a nonprofit dedicated to public art exhibitions, is also working with the team.Their project aims to develop the 11-mile portion of the river that connects Griffith Park with downtown Los Angeles.“People have been talking about the river for years and years and years, and I think there’s a reason why they are, because it’s a huge wasted opportunity,” Yang said.She said that Los Angeles could emulate other urban landscapes across the country.“When you think about great urban expanses, you think of running along the Charles River in Boston, and the Hudson River in New York, and biking along it and experiencing it,” Yang said. “I think [this plan] adds a new layer to what the L.A. urban experience could be that really wonderful cities like Chicago and [New York City] have already tapped into, something that we’re missing.”The L.A. River Public Art Project proposal is currently competing for a $100,000 grant from LA2050, a development initiative dedicated to improving the Los Angeles area. According to LA2050, Los Angeles has the highest concentration of working artists and arts professionals in the United States.The team is garnering support for the L.A. River Public Art Project from alumni and professional organizations, as well as continuing their social media campaigns. As of press time, the proposal is currently in 25th place for its category. Margulies hopes they will win when the competition for the grant ends on Sept. 16.“L.A. will eventually be passed by in terms of long-term recognition and vitality if it doesn’t consolidate its artistic production quality with lasting infrastructure,” Michael Govan, CEO and Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, told LA2050.Thie L.A. River Public Art Project proposal, launched in late May of this year, aims to provide a framework of opportunities for residents along the river and for arts institutes nearby.According to the project team’s research, a high school diploma is the highest form of education received by about 52 percent of citizens along the L.A. River. Margulies sees this proposal as an opportunity to improve student achievement in science and technology with their new access to nature and the arts.In 2006, Los Angeles and the federal government initiated a master plan for a 32-mile stretch of the L.A. River, but later narrowed their focus to the 11-mile section that connects Griffith Park and Downtown LA. Though this portion of the river has been studied by the U.S. Army Corps, the Army’s plans are geared towards flood control, habitat restoration and passive recreation.Margulies hopes to focus on other benefits the river has to offer, such as artistic development.“The funding that will fund the Army Corps projects cannot address issues of culture and art, that’s why we wanted to start this project,” she said. “It would be nice, as the river gets done, to build a curated arts and culture plan to go with it.”Besides creating opportunities for work force development, Margulies said that the L.A. River Project would emphasize the importance of the arts in educational neighborhood programs.“[The plan] provides a framework and will define opportunities for local organization, arts institutions and residents to develop programming, education programs and potentially visual art,” she said. “But everyone will have a common vision.”last_img read more

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Syverud discusses Syracuse University’s NCAA appeals rationale

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 19, 2015 at 4:39 pm Contact Brett: blsamuel@syr.edu | @Brett_Samuels27 Syracuse University chose to appeal certain NCAA penalties levied in March based on penalties imposed in similar situations at similar universities, Chancellor Kent Syverud said Monday.The university consulted widely with counsel, student-athletes and athletics department leadership before deciding to appeal, Syverud said in an interview with The Daily Orange. The decision to appeal was partly because of the belief that the penalties imposed on SU were disproportionate to previous similar incidents at other schools, he said.“So we chose to appeal the areas where we thought there was a good faith argument to that effect,” Syverud said.The university appealed the reduction in men’s basketball scholarships and vacation of certain men’s basketball wins in March, 12 days after the NCAA report was released. It is unclear when the NCAA will announce the results of the appeal.In March, the NCAA handed down punishments that included a reduction in men’s basketball scholarships, a reduction in off-campus recruiters, vacation of wins for the men’s basketball and football teams and a nine-game suspension for men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim to be served this season beginning at the start of ACC play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim chose to appeal the portion of his nine-game suspension that forbids him from coaching the team during practice. Commentscenter_img Related Stories Jim Boeheim will reportedly attend NCAA appeal hearing MondayExamining the appeal process as 15-day deadline approaches for Jim Boeheim, SyracuseSyverud: SU considering appeal of certain findings in NCAA reportlast_img read more

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Eguakun Seals Maximum Points for Rivers Utd Â

first_imgBy Fred Edoreh in Port Harcourt With scores at 1-1 at regulation time with three minutes spent out of four minutes added time and FC IfeanyiUbah looking to steal away with a point from Port Harcourt, Efosa Eguakun brought out the long knife, masterminding a last minute attack from midfield and following up to deliver a clinical finish to give Rivers United a 2-1 win and maximum points.The first goal of the Match-day 24 of the Nigeria Professional Football League  (NPFL) came for Rivers United via a penalty in the 60th after Stephen Eze handled the ball in the box and Ayo Saka fired hard to leave Bamba Drissa no chance to save.IfeanyiUbah however levelled up also through penalty while Prince Aggreh who came on for Godwin Obaje in the second half slotted in perfectly.IfeanyiUbah had a great chance to increase their tally when Rivers keeper Akande Abiodun rushed as far as to the half way to stop a counter with all his defenders across the divide but the Nnewi boys failed to take their chance in the ensuing throw in.The winner by Eguakun who came in the final quarter to replace Lukman Mohammed, was a huge relief for the Rivers fans and officials who were apprehensive of dropping points at home after loses in two successive games after their last continental outing.With the victory, coach Stanley Eguma believes his team showed great character in fighting till the end and the win will boost the confidence of the players ahead of the coming games and back into their continental campaign.Interestingly, it was Eguakun’s first game in a very long time and only second in the season.Eguma explained that the player is easily the best and most experienced in his team but that he had kept him out for long because he was battling with fitness and also fell ill on his return.Elsewhere on the evening, Niger Tornadoes goalkeeper Mustapha Aliko bemoaned the three goals he conceded against top-flight side Wikki Tourists.The Ikon Allah Boys were beaten 1-3 by the Bauchi Elephants in Sunday’s NPFL Match-day 24 clash at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS) in Bauchi.Goals off the foot of the trio of Chinedu Onyelonu, Victor Alegbe and Ahmed Usman were enough to hand the Bauchi landlords the three points at stake while Andrew Ikefe scored the consolation for the Minna outfit.Aliko said his side may have paid the costly prize for underrating their hosts based on the performance in Lokoja.“I think we truly underrated Wikki Tourists and erroneously thought they would be pushovers based on their performance in the first-fixture clash in Lokoja.“We beat them 2-0 in Lokaja after two successive draws and that encounter was our easiest match in the first term.“However, they shocked us in today’s (Sunday) clash with an improved performance that left us really stunned.“Wikki Tourists were brilliant and perfect in the first half though we rose to challenge them greatly in the second half. “It’s a bad result but we will quickly go back to plan ahead on how to reclaim the points in the next match against champions Enugu Rangers,” said the Niger Tornadoes captain and shot stopper to supersport.com.The loss at Wikki Tourists leaves Tornadoes’ total earnings at 36 points from possible 72 in the 24-week-old top-flight.NPFL(Match-day 24)Plateau Utd 5-1 GombeRemo 1-0 NasarawaMFM FC 1-0 ShootingRangers 1-0 Akwa UtdRivers Utd 2-1 IfeanyiUbahKatsina Utd 3-0 El KanemiWikki 3-1 TornadoesK’Pillars 3-1 SunshineABS FC 1-0 LobiEnyimba 2-1 Abia Warriors AFCON 2019(Qualifiers)Ghana 5-0 EthiopiaZimbabwe 3-0 LiberiaBenin 1-0 GambiaCape Verde 0-1 UgandaC’Afr Rep. 2-1 Rwanda UNDER-20 WORLD CUP(Final)England 1-0 Venezuela Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Barcelona City Council gets tough on gambling venues

first_img Share Share Related Articles Submit Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Barcelona’s City Council has ruled that it will not permit the opening of any new gambling establishments, arcade, bingo hall or casino, as communicated in a statement sent to Catalunya’s municipal government.Barcelona’s executive states that it will trial its mandate for a period of one year in support of the city’s health networks dealing with addiction, and further underling that ‘gambling establishments have to be put in order’.Establishing its mandate, the city council states that it seeks to improve the screening of vulnerable citizens, helping the remit which is undertaken by Catalunya’s new Department for Ageing, Health Care and Social Mobility.At present, Barcelona maintains 53 gambling venues of which 35 are arcades, in addition to 17 bingo halls and the ‘Casino Barcelona’ complex operated by Grup Peralada.Barcelona’s Council states that it has drafted an ‘Urban Plan’ monitoring the activities of gambling establishments, which will no longer be allowed to advertise their premises or services throughout the city’s public venues and TV and radio broadcasting services.Further addiction prevention measures will see Barcelona establish a new educational programme operating across schools, which will be funded by annual grants contributed by the city’s licensed gambling incumbents.last_img read more

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Nigeria, Ghana continue dominance in World T20 qualifier

first_imgNigeria continued their fine form on day two of the ICC World T20 Africa Qualifier A, as they saw off The Gambia by 55 runs, at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos on Sunday.The Nigerians again batted first, and they piled on the runs, eventually notching a formidable 176 for five in their 20 overs. The star for the home side was Ademola Onikoyi, who blazed an undefeated 75 off just 55 balls. There were two massive sixes and nine fours in the free-spirited knock, as the number three took Nigeria to a place of comfort. Skipper Chimezie Onwuzulike continued his fine form, with a quick-fire 34 off just 18 balls.The total was always going to be a massive test for The Gambia, who had lost their opening match to Ghana by 58 runs. They again breached the 100 mark, thanks in main to a belligerent knock of 29 off just 16 balls by PA Hassan Faye. He struck three sixes for good measure.Nigeria sit top of the standings, but they are joined by their neighbours, Ghana, who also made it two from two matches on Sunday. The Black Sticks were pushed by Sierra Leone after they to batted first and racked up a total of 140 for eight. Simon Ateak was the mainstay, striking a composed 57 off 42 balls.In response, Sierra Leone were feisty, but the required rate of seven an over proved beyond their developing top-order. Lansana Lamin kept them interested with 28 off 25 deliveries, but he needed help from the other end.Ultimately, Ghana prevailed by 31 runs, but the fact that Sierra Leone made it beyond 100 was due to some ill-discipline with the ball, which saw 13 extras conceded – including nine wides. Ghana will want to iron out some of those frailties ahead of their clash against Nigeria, as those two will clearly battle it out for bragging rights this week. The action resumes tomorrow with Sierra Leone and The Gambia in the morning, followed by the Yellow Greens and Black Sticks in the afternoon. The fixtures and more information for the tournament can be accessed here https://www.icc-cricket.com/world-t20/Points Table Team PlayedWonLostTiedNo Result PointsNRRNigeria22 00023,337 Ghana2200 022,250Sierra Leone202000-2,778The Gambia202000-2,825 Fixtures: Tuesday 17th April 9 30am Gambia vs Sierra Leone 1:50pm Nigeria vs Ghana Wednesday 18th April 9:30am Gambia vs Ghana 1:50pm Sierra Leone vs Nigeria Thursday 19th April Reserve Day Friday 20th April 9:30am Ghana vs Sierra Leone 1:50pm Nigeria vs Gambia Saturday 21st April 9:30am Sierra Leone vs Gambia 1:50pm Ghana vs Nigerialast_img read more

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LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo to sit out Lakers-Bucks

first_imgMeantime, the Los Angeles Times reports that Lance Stephenson will miss another game because of a sprained toe and Josh Hart is in jeopardy of sitting out, though the Lakers could get Tyson Chandler back.LeBron James (sore left groin) is out for tonight’s game in Milwaukee.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 19, 2019The announcement hit at least one fan particularly hard in the pocketbook, according to The Action Network. Someone paid $6,970.50 on StubHub for two courtside seats, presumably for an up-close look at James and Antetokounmpo.$6,970.50: What a fan paid on StubHub, including fees, for two courtside seats tonight for Lakers at Bucks. Both LeBron & Giannis are not playing. 🤷‍♂️— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 19, 2019James played Sunday in the team’s third straight loss, to the Knicks, after being rested Friday against the Pistons. LeBron James discusses pitch to upcoming free agents: Lakers ‘cater to the players’ James has been ruled out with groin soreness, the Lakers announced, while Antetokounmpo is nursing a sore ankle that had left him questionable for the game. He’s listed as day-to-day.The Bucks announced that Antetokounmpo, Sterling Brown, Pau Gasol and Donte DiVincenzo are out Tuesday. Related News Sorry, Milwaukee.LeBron James is being shut down — for now. And the Bucks will be without their biggest star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, among others for Tuesday night’s game.center_img With the Lakers on the verge of missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, James’ playing time already had been reduced to a career-low 35.3 minutes per game.According to The Athletic, Lakers coach Luke Walton said the team has not discussed shutting him down for the final stretch of the regular season.The first-place Bucks (52-18) are slated to host the Lakers (31-39) at 8 p.m. ET. Luke Walton defends LeBron James after ugly Knicks losslast_img read more

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Record Number of People took part in Blood Donation Action

first_imgFC Zeljeznicar and the Institute for Transfusion Medicine of the FBiH organized volunteering blood donation action at the Grbavica Stadium.The action lasted from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a total of 121 donors took part in it.Numerous fans of the Blue team, staff members of the Club, as well as citizens of Sarajevo who regularly donate blood for the Institute for Transfusion Medicine took part in this action. All donors received a free ticket to derby match with FC Sarajevo.“FC Zeljeznicar would like to thank to all donors, and to inform fans that the club will organize blood donation actions in the future period as well,” as announced from the club.(Source: klix.ba)last_img

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