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People moves: Folksam names deputy CEO; New chief for Norli Pension

first_imgFolksam, Sampension, Norli Pension, UKSIF, BennBridge, APG, IA, Willis Towers Watson, BNP PAM, ShareActionFolksam — The Swedish pensions and insurance group is appointing Michael Kjeller as its new deputy CEO. He currently works as the group’s head of asset management and sustainability, having worked for Folksam since 1988.Björn Nordin, who has been at Folksam since 1995, has now been appointed head of staff – the former role of Folksam’s current CEO Ylva Wessén.She took the top role at the firm in August last year, when the previous CEO Jens Henriksson moved, having been appointed to head up Swedbank. As a result of Nordin’s new appointment, he is leaving his current role of chief lawyer and head of corporate law at Folksam.Sampension — The Danish labour-market pension fund has appointed Lene Roed as a new member of its board of directors. She replaces former board member Bodil Otto.Norli Pension — The Danish traditional pensions specialist has appointed Mikkel Dahl as its new CEO. The firm, which is owned by Nordic Insurance Consolidation Group, said Dahl is joining from advisory firm Deloitte where he has been a partner.Before that, Dahl worked for Nordea Markets, where he was responsible for advising the pension sector on risk management and hedging strategies.At Norli Pension, he is replacing the former CEO Mads Smith Hansen, who is leaving to return to Sampension, which announced his appointment in October last year.Smith Hansen is to take up the role of chief operating officer at Sampension from 1 April.UKSIF – Simon Howard is planning to step down after seven years as the CEO of the UK’s Sustainable Investment Forum.He will remain in his role until the autumn of this year. The organisation’s nomination committee will immediately begin the search for a new CEO.Michael Meehan, UKSIF chair, said: “Simon and his team have brought UKSIF and its members to the forefront of responsible investment in the UK over the past seven years, and have positioned the organisation very well for the rapidly changing sustainable investment landscape.”BennBridge – The multi-boutique investment business has hired Doug Stewart as CEO. In his role, he will lead BennBridge in the next phase of its European expansion, focusing on growing the increasingly popular multi-boutique partnership model and widening client access to world-class investment talent.Stewart joins from OppenheimerFunds, where he was CEO and head of EMEA for OppenheimerFunds’ European business from 2016.During his three-year tenure, he was the driving force behind the group’s international expansion into EMEA, including setting up a London office and building the team and operating model.He will report to Craig Bingham, CEO of Bennelong Funds Management, the Australian arm of the BFM Group.APG – The supervisory board (RvC) of Dutch APG Group has reappointed Gerard van Olphen as executive chair for another four years.The RvC noted that Van Olphen had further improved pension value for the participants of APG’s pension fund clients, which include the €465bn civil service scheme ABP.APG is the largest asset manager and pensions provider in the Netherlands, managing €538bn of assets for 4.5m participants affiliated with 25,000 employers.Investment Association (IA) – Keith Skeoch, CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen, has been appointed chair of the IA’s board.Michelle Scrimgeour, CEO of Legal & General Investment Management, and Patrick Thomson, CEO for EMEA of JPMorgan Asset Management, have been appointed deputy chairs, in a move to bolster the IA’s long-term strategic direction and industry leadership.The three were appointed to the most senior positions on the IA’s board, following a board meeting and vote last week, and will assume their roles on 1 May 2020.Skeoch replaces Peter Harrison, group CEO of Schroders, as chair after his three-year term comes to an end. Scrimgeour and Thomson replace Skeoch as deputy chair of the IA Board.Thinking Ahead Institute – Bob Collie has left the Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Group and the Thinking Ahead Institute, its main vehicle for driving its mission to change the investment industry for the benefit of the end saver.BNP Paribas Asset Management – Jean-Charles Sambor has replaced Bryan Carter as head of the emerging market fixed income team, having been deputy head since the team was established in 2016.He joined the asset manager that year from the Institute of International Finance, where he was Asia-Pacific regional director and CEO of IIF APAC Ltd in Singapore. Carter has left BNP Paribas Asset Management.ShareAction – The responsible investment campaign group has three new trustees. Olivia Dickson, Shipra Gupta, and Alice Steenland joined the board in January, and will each serve a six-year term.Dickson is a non-executive director of the Financial Reporting Council and a board member of the Impact Investing Institute, leading the latter’s work on impact measurement and reporting. She is also an adviser to the Partnership Board of the law firm Travers Smith.Gupta’s last corporate role was as head of sustainability for EY Financial Services, EMEA. More recently, she has been working as an independent consultant in ESG and impact investing.ShareAction said Steenland has more than 15 years of experience as a senior executive and board member in the sustainability area, where she focused in particular on finance, investment and innovative business models across all sectors of the economy. She was the founding chief corporate responsibility officer at the AXA Group.last_img read more

Labour MP drops euthanasia bill

first_imgNZ Herald 15 December 2014A bill which would legalise voluntary euthanasia has been dropped by Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway at the request of his leader Andrew Little.Mr Lees-Galloway had been canvassing support for his End of Life Choice Bill before deciding whether to return it to the private members’ bill ballot.But Mr Little confirmed yesterday that he had told Mr Lees-Galloway not to put it in the ballot because it was not an issue Labour should be focused on when it was rebuilding.“It comes down to priorities at the moment,” Mr Little said. “We are very much focused on … jobs and economic security.“There are more people affected by weak labour market regulation and weak economic strategy than they are about the right to make explicit choices about how they die.”The bill would have allowed any adult suffering from a condition likely to cause their death within 12 months to request medical assistance to die.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11374199Labour dumps right to die billStuff co.nz 15 December 2014Labour is dropping a bill that would allow voluntary euthanasia, to focus on one that will ban employers placing workers on “zero-hour” contracts.The party’s labour spokesman Iain Lees-Galloway has jettisoned his End Of Life Choice bill, which he inherited from former MP Maryan Street.Street withdrew her bill from the ballot in September last year, for fear it would become too controversial an issue ahead of this year’s election.Lees-Galloway had been canvassing support to return it to the private members bill ballot, but dropped it at the request of leader Andrew Little.It would have changed laws to give people a choice to end their lives or receive medical assistance to die under certain circumstances, such as terminal illness.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/64159157/Labour-dumps-right-to-die-billlast_img read more

Donna Lee Colegate age, 70

first_imgOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADonna Lee Colegate, age 70, of Metamora, Indiana died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at her residence.Born September 6, 1945 in Hamilton County, Ohio she was the daughter of Claude & Sarah (Kiskaden) Willoughby. She was united in marriage to Lee K.Colegate, and they enjoyed 34 years together until his passing in 2006. Survivors include two sons, Robert E. Lee of Metamora, Indiana and Toby R. Lee of College Corner, Ohio; two sisters, Christine and Dorothy; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lee K. Colegate who died January 9, 2006; as well as several brothers and sisters.Family & friends may visit from 1 until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Memorial Services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 16, 2016, 2:00 P.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Donna Colegate, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.philllipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Urrutia expected Herrera to stay

first_img In his first press conference since Herrera left, Urrutia said he had had no indication that the midfielder wanted to depart for the Premier League and, following the sales of Javi Martinez, Fernando Llorente, and Herrera in the last two years, Urrutia stressed that the Basques did not aspire to be a selling club. “For us, Ander Herrera was a player we expected to stay at the club,” Urrutia said. “According to what he said, Ander was delighted to be here and his only aspiration was to stay here.” Moments before the press conference, Athletic announced that midfielder Iker Muniain had signed a two-year contract extension. Urrutia expressed his delight that the academy product had renewed his commitment to the club, signing a new deal which also sees his buy-out clause raised from 37.5million euros (£30million) to 45million euros (£35.9m). “We’ve reached an agreement with Iker, which is good news,” he said. Referring to the departures of Martinez, Llorente and Herrera, Urrutia underlined the importance of holding on to Muniain, as the club prepare for their pre-season campaign and their Champions League play-off tie in August. “We have had three exceptional cases recently. If it became a trend, it would be dangerous,” he said. “Our players’ maximum aspiration has to be to stay at Athletic. We are looking forward to an exciting year, which starts on Monday.” Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urrutia has claimed new Manchester United signing Ander Herrera deceived the Basque club before sealing his move to the Barclays Premier League. Press Associationcenter_img The 24-year-old midfielder’s switch to Old Trafford was finalised last month in a £29million deal, after the English club paid his buy-out clause – nine months after an initial proposed switch had fallen through on transfer deadline day. Athletic betrayed a sense of disquiet with Herrera the day the move was confirmed, releasing a statement declaring their “disappointment” at his decision to leave, adding “this is not a pleasant moment for the club”. last_img read more

UCSB meets UC Riverside in Big West quarters

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 6 seed UC Riverside (17-15, 7-9) vs. No. 3 seed UC Santa Barbara (21-10, 10-6)Big West Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Honda Center, Anaheim, California; Thursday, 4:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Big West semifinals is up for grabs as UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara prepare to do battle. UC Santa Barbara swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last played on Feb. 27, when the Gauchos shot 36.7 percent from the field and went 7 for 16 from 3-point territory en route to the five-point victory. TEAM LEADERSHIP: The Highlanders are led by Arinze Chidom and Callum McRae. Chidom is averaging 10.8 points and six rebounds while McRae is putting up 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. The Gauchos have been led by Amadou Sow and JaQuori McLaughlin, who are averaging 14.1 and 13.4 points, respectively.CREATING OFFENSE: McLaughlin has either made or assisted on 48 percent of all UC Santa Barbara field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has nine field goals and 20 assists in those games.UNBEATEN WHEN: The Gauchos are 13-0 when holding opponents to 42.4 percent or worse from the field, and 8-10 when opponents shoot better than that. The Highlanders are 6-0 when at least four of their players score in double-figures and 11-15 on the year otherwise.ASSIST RATIOS: The Gauchos have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Highlanders. UC Santa Barbara has 43 assists on 60 field goals (71.7 percent) across its past three matchups while UC Riverside has assists on 30 of 62 field goals (48.4 percent) during its past three games.STIFLING DEFENSE: UC Riverside has held opposing teams to 60.6 points per game this year, the ninth-lowest figure among all Division I teams.center_img UCSB meets UC Riverside in Big West quarters March 10, 2020last_img read more

Beat writers unanimously pick Syracuse to top North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 17, 2018 at 10:42 pm Commentscenter_img For the first time since Syracuse (4-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) joined the ACC, it will host North Carolina (1-4, 1-2) at home. Both teams have lost two-straight games prior to Saturday’s 12:20 p.m. kickoff in the Carrier Dome. In Week 7, the Tar Heels lost 22-19 to Virginia Tech after a game-winning Hokies drive, as time expired. The Orange enters the matchup with UNC after a bye week.Below The Daily Orange beat writers make their Saturday predictions.Andrew Graham (5-1)Stress ballSyracuse 45, North Carolina 38To stop the run or not stop the run: that is the question. Syracuse is 4-2, not 5-1 or even 6-0, because against then-No. 3 Clemson and Pittsburgh, SU allowed at least 265 yards on the ground and surrendered three touchdowns on the ground each time. North Carolina is bad, but has the 49th-best rushing offense in the country — averaging just shy of 200 yards a game. If Syracuse slows UNC’s ground game, this should be a blowout. If it doesn’t, the Tar Heels, who recently lost to Virginia Tech by only three, shouldn’t have trouble hanging around. Even if they do, though, the Orange’s offense, which averages 43 points on more than 460 yards per game, should score plenty enough for SU to win this encounter. Winning games on the back of your offense alone often leads to stressful barn-burners, a la Big 12. For SU, though, it feels like the only way forward. It will work this week, but the run defense needs to catch up if SU wants to finish this season stronger than the last two.Josh Schafer (5-1)Stayin’ aliveSyracuse 38, North Carolina 35AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYes, it’s only Week 8 and Syracuse will play five more games after UNC. But this game has much larger implications. In the last two seasons, Syracuse peaked early in the season and then fell off. A home game against a 1-4 team is a perfect measuring stick for whether or not Syracuse is a different team this time around. The Tar Heels allow fewer yards passing (185.8) than they do rushing (198.2). Syracuse has rushed the ball well at times this season, and its short passing game doesn’t compare to North Carolina’s other opponents in regard to total yards per game. Dino Babers said Monday that football games are won by how well a team controls the ground game — both offensively and defensively — and who wins the turnover battle. Syracuse has forced more turnovers this season than in the last two, and North Carolina comes in with a weak run defense. Two of the three keys should be enough for the Orange on Saturday.Matt Liberman (4-2)Back on pathSyracuse 41, North Carolina 24This game couldn’t be coming at a better time for Syracuse. After a bye week in which SU was able to rest, get some of its injured players time to get healthy and take a hard mental note as to where this team needs to be, UNC is the perfect opponent. The Tar Heels have struggled this season amid inconsistent quarterback play, injuries and suspensions. North Carolina hasn’t won this season on the road and SU is still undefeated at home. North Carolina will have some success on the ground — the Tar Heels boast a trio of tailbacks that can do damage against the Orange. But their talent isn’t close to that which SU saw in Clemson, and hosting a game versus North Carolina is much different than traveling to a tough road environment at Heinz Field. The play under center isn’t enough to keep the running attack at the forefront of the UNC offense. The Tar Heels will fall behind early and struggle to catch back up as SU moves within one win of a bowl game for the first time since 2013.last_img read more

Only one striker was ever better than me – Samuel Eto’o

first_imgFormer Barcelona forward, Samuel Eto’o believes only one other striker was ever better than he was.Eto’o retired in September 2019, having scored over 350 goals in his club career and played for a number of Europe’s top teams, including Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea and a brief stint with Real Madrid at the start of his career.Eto’o was named African Player of the Year four times and won the African Cup of Nations twice with Cameroon.He’s also the highest-scoring player in AFCON history.Given his massive success, the Cameroonian legend has always found himself compared with the best strikers in Africa and globally as well.There’ve been debates about whether Drogba or Eto’o is Africa’s greatest ever striker and where Eto’o ranks among the world’s best goalscorers.However, Eto’o is confident that only one striker was better than him through this career.Speaking to Spanish paper AS, Eto’o spoke of his utmost respect for Brazil legend Ronaldo, whom he described as the best ever.“The best of all was Ronaldo, ‘O Fenomeno’,” Eto’o said“I have such great respect and admiration for him. Then there are a lot of us who come up behind him, and I’d include myself among them.”Eto’o also describes former teammate Lionel Messi as the best active player while predicting great things for France and PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.“The best current players? I’d have to go with Lionel Messi, who’s more experienced, and Kylian Mbappe, who’s the youngster making the biggest impression,” he said.“I think he’s going to be the chief global star in the years to come.”Eto’o won ten trophies while at Barcelona, including two Champions League titles.He won the Champions League again after moving to Inter Milan, where he also picked up a Serie A title.last_img read more

Alpena Community College concrete tech students put their skills to the test

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Alpena Community College was the center of some great hands on learning on Thursday.few students in the concrete technology program performed some testing for their state and national certification. Each student must demonstrate their proficiency in a written and hands–on test in order to pass. The Michigan Concrete Association’s director of technical services and training, David Hollingsworth, examines a variety of factors when students take these tests.“They’re doing sampling, temperature, slump, density, cylinder, air content by a method called pressure method, and the other one air content by a method called volumetric,” said Hollingsworth.If they pass both tests, the students become certified to do concrete testing in the field. Alpena Community College has one of the best concrete tech programs in the nation. Certification helps for stronger job placement in the future.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena community college, Certification, Concrete Technology, Hands-on learning, Michigan Concrete AssociationContinue ReadingPrevious Sam’s Gift fundraiser aiming to surpass $40,000 total in fifth yearNext High school students begin to plan their future with career fairlast_img read more

Lionel Messi & Friends beat Rest of the World 9-6 in Chicago charity match

first_imgLionel Messi gave fans a show with four goals to lead his all-star team to a 9-6 victory in Saturday night’s Messi & Friends vs. the Rest of the World soccer exhibition.Messi played into the 69th minute and left the game to a mixture of cheers and boos from the 25,000 fans at Soldier Field.The game was the only U.S. appearance in a series of fundraisers for Messi-affiliated charities.Originally a four-game series, two games were played in South America, but Wednesday’s contest in Los Angeles was canceled after Messi declined to play in a dispute with promoters.The game was to feature up to 35 international stars, but attracted half that. Nine former Northwestern University players helped filled out the rosters.Former Wildcats forward Matt Eliason had the game’s most dramatic goal, scoring on a bicycle kick in the 20th minute.last_img read more

Black Stars Farewell Match: Texting Galore as Local players leave nothing to chance

first_imgFootball players and their managers in Ghana are leaving nothing to chance as they are bent on getting both their names and that of their players in the final ‘Dream Team’ that will play against the Black Stars on May 23 at the Accra sports stadium.The senior national team the Black Stars will play their local counterparts in a Farewell Match being organized by Primeval Media an action that will see the Stars say a BIG thank you to the Ghanaian soccer fan for their immense support and contribution to their smooth qualification to the 2014 World Cup slated in Brazil.Per the procedure, only players with the highest number of text messages sent will make the Dream Team to play the Black Stars on that fateful and promising day. The text code which is 1413 is said to be buzzing according to the organizers.Investigation carried out by Sportscrusader.com can confirm that these players especially those in the lower divisions (1 & 2) are not relenting in their efforts to get the rare opportunity to play alongside their football icons and have started texting their names to the short code.For players who might not have the means, their managers have taken the mantle and are doing the texting on their behalf an indication that the football fraternity has embraced the Farewell Match, so much so that almost every player wants to be part.“Unfortunately only the first twenty players with the highest number of votes from the fans will be contacted and they will form the ‘Dream Team’. Players from the first and second divisions as well as the Premier league will be selected, an action which will comprise fifteen players from the elite league, three from the first division and two from the second division”, Jeffery Asare, Communication Director of Primeval Media mentioned. One player from Hearts of Oak who pleaded anonymity has already texted 27 times since last week and texts him name to the  short code three times every day. “I don’t have a manager to do that for me, so I am helping myself. With God on my side I know I will be selected and will show the whole Ghana what I can do”.Indeed not only must the fans select the local players, they will have to select the other members of the technical team especially the head coach for the ‘Dream Team’. But from all indications, the players, their fans and their managers are not too interested in the coaching aspect.last_img read more