Friday people roundup

first_imgBlueBay Asset Management – Pierre-Henri de Monts de Savasse has joined  as a portfolio manager in the convertible bond team. He joins with 15 years’ experience in portfolio management with a strong quantitative background in portfolio construction and optimisation. His most recent role was at Aberdeen Asset Management where, for the past five years, he was head of convertibles.Charles Russell – Esther White has joined as senior associate in the pensions team at law firm Charles Russell. She joined from Independent Trustee Services and has over 10 years’ experience advising companies and trustees on all aspects of pension law, including issues in relation to corporate re-structuring, mergers and acquisitions and auto-enrolment.JLT Employee Benefits – Chris Devlin has joined JLT Employee Benefits as senior consultant as part of the firm’s plan to expand its Scottish business. He joins JLT with over 15 years’ experience and will take on responsibility for business development at the firm’s Edinburgh office. He was previously at Aon Hewitt where he was a development and client manager.Equiniti – Lucy Dimes has been appointed chief operating officer of the adminstration and payment solutions provider. Dimes will report to chief executive Guy Wakely and takes her position joining from telecommunications company Alcatel. Dimes has been a board level executive for around 15 years and had a 19 year stint at UK communications company BT. Veritas, Keva, Hermes Fund Managers, BlueBay Asset Management, Charles Russell, JLT Employee Benefits, EquinitiVeritas — Taru Narvanmaa and Mikael Zilliacus have been appointed as new members of the supervisory board at Veritas Pension Insurance. At the Finnish company’s annual general meeting earlier this month, Narvanmaa was chosen to replace board member Henry Wiklund and Zilliacus was picked to take over from Ove Grandell.Keva – The Finnish local authority pension fund has named Jukka Männistö its new managing director, following the resignation last year of Merja Ailus. Männistö joins from the Finnish Student Health Service, where he has been managing director since 2009.Hermes Fund Managers – Mark Miller is to join the manager as head of UK & MENA institutional at the end of June. Miller, is currently Amundi Asset Management’s head of UK institutional business, will lead the fund manager’s UK & MENA institutional business, concentrating on its growth plans for the coming years. He will report to Harriet Steel, head of business development. He has previously worked at Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Fidelity International and Legal & General Investment Management.last_img read more

MacGregor to Provide Equipment for Summit LNG Terminal in Bangladesh

first_imgMacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for the fabrication, engineering and project management of a complete subsea mooring and riser system with the Bangladesh-based company, Summit LNG Terminal. The MacGregor system will serve Summit’s floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), and the delivery will be completed in the fourth quarter 2018, the company said.This order is part of a project to support Summit LNG Terminal’s development of Bangladesh’s power-supply infrastructure. The MacGregor equipment for the FSRU includes Flintstone mooring connectors, as well as project management for the fabrication, procurement and project management of the complete subsea mooring and riser system. The FSRU will be ready for operation on the site during the first quarter of 2019.“We are convinced about MacGregor’s ability to successfully carry out this demanding project with its experience in providing innovative subsea mooring and riser system solutions as well as managing demanding projects,” said ANM Tariqur Rashid, managing director of Summit LNG Terminal.“We are happy to conclude this important contract, which closely covers the same scope as an earlier announced contract involving the collaboration of several trusted companies,” said Høye G. Høyesen, vice president, Advanced Offshore Solutions, MacGregor. “We believe that, in addition to our experience in this field, the earlier contract convinced the customer to trust MacGregor, but it also appreciated our lengthy experience and innovative solutions developed together with Can Systems.”“This order demonstrates our customer’s trust in us to help it secure an improved power-supply infrastructure for Bangladesh. This second order in such a short time supports our strategic goal to expand our presence in the FSRU market with the combined strength of MacGregor and Flintstone,” said Michel van Roozendaal, president, MacGregor.last_img read more

Caribbean governments backtrack on Falklands blockade

first_img Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Caribbean governments backtrack on Falklands blockade by: – February 10, 2012 23 Views   no discussions ALBA heads of state and government attending the summit in CaracasST JOHN’S, Antigua — Just days after the Commonwealth Caribbean countries of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines were among ALBA members that had reportedly agreed to block any ships flying the Falkland Islands flag from docking in their ports, the Antigua and Barbuda government has distanced itself from any such agreement.“Antigua and Barbuda has never supported any call for the banning of flagships from any country in the region and therefore disassociates itself from any statement regarding the banning of ships carrying the flag of the Falklands (Malvinas) from entering our ports,” the government said in an official statement on Wednesday.Antigua and Barbuda also supports a “peaceful and definitive solution” to the territorial dispute between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands, the government said. Meanwhile, St Vincent and the Grenadines said its support of the ALBA agreement to ban ships with the Falklands Islands flag from entering its ports is “symbolic”. Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves told a news conference on Wednesday that the ALBA summit merely added on a paragraph to a resolution adopted in December by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Gonsalves said that CELAC had indicated it was giving “support for the cause of the Argentineans in principle but more particularly the request was being made for the issue to be resolved within the context of the discussion taking place on sovereignty of these islands through the United Nations mechanisms”. “And that is basically what is restated in this declaration… the real addition was the paragraph that says ‘Support the decision by the countries of the region to ban ships with the colonial flag imposed on the Malvinas from entering their ports’,” he said, adding “it is largely a symbolic gesture.” “And when this declaration says support the declaration made by those countries … we don’t have ships from the Falklands coming to St Vincent,” Gonsalves pointed out.At the 11th summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA), made up of Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Ecuador and St Vincent and the Grenadines, participating heads of state and government had reportedly approved a special agreement to back Argentina’s call for the restoration of the British Overseas Territory claimed by Argentina as Las Malvinas to Argentinean sovereignty.By Caribbean News Now contributor Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Covid-19: Wimbledon gets £113m insurance soft landing

first_imgWimbledon is set to receive a huge £113m pay-out after taking “pandemic insurance” for the last 17 years. The 2020 tournament was cancelled this summer due to the spread of coronavirus. It is the first time the famous tennis competition has been cancelled since World War Two, with the disease tearing the sporting calendar apart. But organisers of Wimbledon have been preparing for an event like this for a long time. Sport business reporter Darren Rovell posted on Twitter that the tennis tournament has been paying $2m a year into the insurance for the last 17 years, totalling $34m.Advertisement Wimbledon defending champion Novak  Djokovic beat Roger Federer 7–6, 1–6, 7–6, 4–6, 13–12 to clinch victory And it means Wimbledon will receive a pay-out worth $141m [£113m] for this year’s cancelled event. The organisers confirmed Wimbledon’s cancellation at the start of April over fears of coronavirus. A statement from AELTEC read: “It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021. Read AlsoRoger Federer ‘devastated’ as Wimbledon is cancelled due to coronavirus crisis “Members of the public who paid for tickets in the Wimbledon Public Ballot for this year’s Championships will have their tickets refunded and will be offered the chance to purchase tickets for the same day and court for The Championships 2021″ the oraganisers have assured. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature Look7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Inventions That Make Us Question Humanity14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Disney World Closing Temporarily Due to Coronavirus

first_imgWalt Disney World announced Thursday evening that it is closing beginning on Sunday night through the end of the month, in order to limit the spread of coronavirus.Disneyland in California had announced its own closure earlier in the day.The Disney Cruise Line will also suspend all operations from Sunday through the end of the month.Here is a full statement from Disney:“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month. Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, through the end of the month.”It continues:“The Walt Disney Company will pay its cast members during that closure period. The hotels at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open until further notice. The retail and dining complexes, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, will remain open.“Domestic Walt Disney Company employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so, including those at The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences and Products. We will continue to stay in close contact with appropriate officials and health experts.”last_img read more

Annual Santa Walk/Run set for Dec. 4

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Santa Walk 1-mile race and Santa Run 5K are both set for 10 a.m. Dec. 4, at Ellsworth’s Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.Both runs will have costume themes and will be timed events. The cost is $10 for the mile walk and $15 for the 5K.Contestants will be provided with fresh treats and cider, and the first 50 people who pre-register will also receive T-shirts. The male and female winner of each will also receive awards, and a raffle drawing will be held for anyone who runs in a costume. Registration will last from 8 until 9:45 on the morning of the race.Registration forms are available at the Down East Family YMCA, Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, Cadillac Mountain Sports and CrossFit Acadia. For more information, contact Robin Clark at 812-8148.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

ICC World Cup World Cup 2019: Kevin Pietersen tries to troll India, gets hit for six by Yuvraj Singh

first_img New Delhi: The Indian team has been in a comfortable position against Bangladesh at Edgbaston with Rohit Sharma, being the highlight on India’s batting innings thus far. After winning the toss on a batting friendly wicket, Virat Kohli asked the opposition to have a bowl. Both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma stamped their authority on opposition bowlers right from the start and hammered them all-around the ground. In the course of the partnership, Rohit Sharma has been the aggressor with KL Rahul playing anchor’s role.Scoring the 26th ton, Rohit Sharma also became the first batsman in the history of World Cup to score four centuries as an opener. His counterpart, KL Rahul, who scored fourth ODI fifty also looked good to give India a perfect start.The duo strung a partnership of 180 runs together, before Rohit fell for 104 runs. Seeing his scintillating innings, India’s former batting all-rounder Yuvraj Singh took to the twitter and said, “And @ImRo45 walks closer to the Icc mos trophy #hitman you beauty 100 no 4 well played champion !!!”Seeing the tweet, Kevin Pietersen couldn’t control his emotions and replied to Yuvraj saying, “Not if England wins the WC, Pie-Chucker!”However, Yuvraj Singh was too smart with his reply and eventually trolled the Englishmen saying, “Let’s qualify first and then talk about wining and I’m talking about mos trophy not winning!”Further, Kevin Pietersen had no answers from Yuvraj’s response and just said, “I’m sure India will qualify mate!” to conclude the classic conversation. Here’s the Tweet Image: For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Rohit Sharma scored fourth ton in World Cup 2019.Rohit Sharma is now the highest run-scorer in World Cup 2019.Rohit became the second Indian player to score more than 500 runs in a World Cup.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Basketball writers panel gives advice to young writers

first_imgView Gallery (3 Photos)INDIANAPOLIS — While players prepared for Saturday’s Final Four, college and high school students participated in the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Sports Writing Seminar at the NCAA Headquarters on Thursday.Malcolm Moran, former USA Today and New York Times sports writer and now Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Penn State University, moderated the panel, which included columnist Dana O’Neil, Detroit Free Press beat writer Shannon Shelton (covering Michigan State this weekend), former USBWA president Jim O’Connell and current USBWA president Steve Carp.The five writers spoke from personal experience when giving advice to the students.O’Connell talked about his personal experiences with former UCLA and recently hired St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin, with whom he developed a personal bond about the mafia.Carp said it was also important to talk to the players as people, not just sources.“Let them know that you’re not only using them for a story,” he said.O’Neil said to go to practice every chance possible and to introduce yourself before every press conference.“Don’t be one of the mob,” she said.The group also discussed some of the dangers social media networks have brought not only student-athletes and coaches, but writers.“I think it’s really dangerous to use Facebook or Twitter as your source without talking to a head coach,” O’Neil said.When a student asked what to do if they found incriminating evidence from Facebook, O’Neil said to always talk to the coach or athletic director first to let them know what was going on and ask how they would deal with the information.She also said that not all information from Facebook or Twitter is automatically news.“You have to follow it through and responsively report it,” she said. “We’re hired to be reporters, not regurgitators of information.”She used an example of Kansas player Tyshawn Taylor posting somewhat-offensive rap lyrics on his Facebook after the Kansas basketball and football players got into a fight.“Social networking is like a gun, like a weapon,” Carp said. “It can be useful or harmful.”While social networking was a hot topic, some students were interested in the differences between online and print journalism.O’Neil, the only main online reporter at the panel, said she enjoyed the looser deadlines and longer word-counts. Even though most print reporters write both for the Web and the newspaper, she said they need to find a way to keep the story fresh hours after the game is over.“The shelf life of a game story is very short,” she said. “You have to find a way to make it longer.”One way of doing that is adding a feature element to it. O’Neil used a recent example of writing about Duke player Nolan Smith, whose father played in the Final Four for Louisville 30 years ago.Because of her longer deadlines, she could use a different angle than any of the other writers there.The panelists ended with simple advice to the aspiring reporters: work hard, be prepared and love what you do.“That passion will carry you in the end,” Carp said.A team of Indiana University journalists is reporting for the Final Four Student News Bureau, a project between IU’s National Sports Journalism Center and the NCAA at the men’s tournament in Indianapolis.last_img read more

Safety concerns still issue as Expo line is extended

first_imgThe Expo line will officially extend to Culver City at noon Wednesday, renewing concerns about how the new rail line will affect safety at USC, especially in the fall.One of the major concerns for the Department of Public Safety is how the rail line will operate during USC football games, DPS Capt. David Carlisle said.Safety first · University officials tour the Expo line April 16 before it opens. The Department of Public Safety said it is concerned about the safety effects of the new line, including fans crossing the street during home football games. – Photo courtesy of USC“Our first concern has been for the safety of the pedestrians walking in the area of the train, particularly during home football games when thousands of fans cross Exposition Boulevard en route to and from the Coliseum,” Carlisle said. “The [Metro Transportation Authority] videotaped the game day crossing at Trousdale and Expo last year and they will have a plan in place for the safe crossing of the tracks on game days.”Carlisle also said that with the added convenience of cheap public transportation in the area, there could potentially be increased foot traffic and criminal activity at USC’s campus.“The new rail line will provide reasonably priced transportation to campus and the Exposition Park neighborhood from as far away as Culver City,” Carlisle said. “While most of the people coming to campus are law-abiding people, some may take the train to campus for less than honorable purposes, but that is no different than those who take other forms of public transportation such as the bus.”Madeline Aubuchon, a sophomore majoring in computer science and business administration, said one of the major issues she foresees is the line creating a major concern for public safety when the campus is extremely busy, including on football game days.“On game days, everyone knows students and alumni get really spirited during the walk over to the Coliseum,” Aubuchon said. “It would be really awful if someone made the poor decision to go near the metro line’s tracks and ended up getting injured.”Despite safety concerns, many students are enthusiastic about the extension of the line because it will broaden the number of places where students can visit and work.Katherine Lin, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said most USC students will not be affected by the new rail line, but the new addition could provide benefits for students who work in the Culver City area.“One of the only impacts I see the new rail line having would be that it would allow students with internships near Culver City to easily travel to that area,” Lin said. “Ultimately, I don’t see USC being affected by any additional criminal activity because of the line, and I think many USC students won’t see any impact at all until the Metro line expands all the way to the beach.”Expo line rides will be free for riders originating at the Culver City and Farmdale stations on Wednesday.last_img read more

Syracuse Fan Fest 2015: 5 players to watch

first_imgSyracuse will hold its annual Fan Fest scrimmage Saturday evening at SU Soccer Stadium. While head coach Scott Shafer said the Orange won’t reveal much, here are five players to keep an eye on less than three weeks before the season opener against Rhode Island.Chris Slayton, defensive tackle, R-Fr., No. 95One of the consensus stronger players on the team, Slayton will have a much larger role this season for a number of reasons: departures on the defensive line, his own offseason improvement and the lingering injury issues for senior defensive tackle John Raymon and current status of injured star defensive end Ron Thompson.Defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said Slayton has improved “vastly” since the spring and it’ll be the first chance for everyone to see it Saturday.What they’re saying AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBullough: “He was not bringing his feet with him, now he’s rolling off the ball, that’s the biggest difference I see with him. … Coming off the ball and attacking the line of scrimmage instead of waiting and reacting.”Senior left tackle Ivan Foy: “Chris Slayton, even though I don’t go up against him, he’s a big dude, he’s a strong dude. He brings up problems for the whole O-line.”Luke Arciniega, defensive end, Jr., No. 5Following a position switch from linebacker to defensive end and receiving two more years of eligibility from the NCAA, Arciniega comes into the fall a somewhat refreshed player. With the status of Thompson, he’ll likely get first-team reps with senior Donnie Simmons at the other defensive end spot.Shafer said the process with a player like Arciniega switching defensive positions is first seeing that they can get the eyes, feet, hands and body position techniques down. Then, the final step is finding out if they can finish a play.What they’re sayingShafer: “I think we’ll see (Saturday night) a lot more to be honest with you (if Arciniega has separated himself from freshmen at new position). For me on that side of the ball, it’s hard until we get some real live tackling on tape to really see.”Foy: “Luke Arciniega, I go up against him every day, he’s going to be a tool for us on defense. He’s a great rusher … stronger guy with the bull rush.”Rodney Williams, safety, R-Fr., No. 6After receiving a medical redshirt for last season, Williams has a chance to start a season after his standout Fort Drum performance in 2014. Bullough said a combination of sophomores Chauncey Scissum and Antwan Cordy, along with Williams, are in contention for the two starting safety spots.The Orange has a trio of freshmen safeties in Kielan Whitner, Daivon Ellison, and Christopher Frederick, but Williams and the other two elders have stood out thus far.What they’re sayingBullough: “The older three, they’re on top of their game. They know the defense, they know how to disguise stuff, they’re playing really well.”Eric Dungey, quarterback, Fr., No. 2Saturday will likely be the only chance media and fans have a chance to see the first-year signal-caller play this year. But because freshman Kenterius Womack has been working with the wide receivers, it seems as if SU favors Dungey as a quarterback in that class.Sophomore quarterback AJ Long has been limited with an injury in the last two practices open to the media, so expect Dungey to get more snaps tonight along with sophomore quarterback Austin Wilson.What they’re sayingOffensive coordinator Tim Lester: “He’s throwing the ball great. He just needs reps and reads and all the different quick answers to the different problems the defense creates, but he’s doing a great job.”Jamal Custis, wide receiver, So., No. 17Last year, Syracuse’s red-zone offense was abysmal. This year, it has a 6-foot-5 target in Custis, who only caught four passes for 15 yards last year, that’s a year older. Though Lester said SU hasn’t delved into its red-zone offense in practice yet, Custis figures to be prominent in it, and an enticing target for quarterback Terrel Hunt to eye for increased success inside the 20-yard line.What they’re sayingLester: “He’s running so well. He looks really good, much more fluid as he’s just working on his body control. He’s got a long way to go, but he’s getting off the line better too and I’ve been happy with his progression.” Comments Published on August 15, 2015 at 12:44 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more