Wednesday people roundup

first_imgDutch Pensions Federation – Emile Soetendal has been appointed in the newly created position of policy project leader, starting in his job on 1 January. Soetendal currently serves as programme manager for the nationwide debate on the reform of the Dutch pensions system. He is also co-ordinator for pensions policy at the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs.Aspect Capital – The systematic investment manager has appointed Kevin Carter as independent non-executive director to its Board. Carter has worked in key roles at Old Mutual in South Africa, the UK and the US, Watson Wyatt and JP Morgan Securities. He now holds non-executive positions at JP Morgan American Investment Trust, the Universities Superannuation Scheme, the Centrica Combined Common Investment Fund, Lowland Investment Company, the BBC Pension Trust and the Murray International Trust.River and Mercantile – The Derivative Solutions division has expanded its team with five new hires. The new hires include Richard Worrall, a developer appointed from Goldman Sachs. The division has also hired Tom Clayson, Holly Steward, George Webb and Alex King into the derivatives graduate recruitment programme.Invesco Perpetual – The asset manager has promoted two fund managers within its European equities team. Oliver Collin will become manager of the Invesco Continental European Small Cap Equity Fund, while Matthew Perowne will become fund manager of the Invesco Perpetual European Opportunities Fund.Sturgeon Ventures – Tanya Hailes has been appointed as a compliance and risk analyst at the “regulatory incubator”. She joins from Railpen, where she was a compliance analyst. PIMCO, Kempen Fiduciary Management, Unipension, Sampension, Dutch Pensions Federation, Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, Aspect Capital, River and Mercantile, Goldman Sachs, Sturgeon Ventures, RailpenPIMCO – The asset manager has put together a “global advisory board” of five economic and policy experts, including former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, former UK prime minister Gordon Brown, former Government of Singapore Investment Corporation CIO Ng Kok Song, New America president and chief executive Anne-Marie Slaughter and former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet. They are to “contribute their insights” on economic, political and strategic developments and their relevance for financial markets. Bernanke will serve as chairman.Kempen Fiduciary Management – Erik Hulshof has been appointed executive director of the London team. He will be responsible for the integration of Kempen’s activities in the UK and the Netherlands, as well as growth in the UK. In the past, Hulshof has worked for MN and Robeco. He is currently trustee at several Dutch industry-wide pension funds.Unipension – The Danish scheme, set up by three professional pension funds to manage their assets and administration collectively, has lost two of the funds to rival Sampension. Cristina Lage, chief executive at Unipension, decided to resign from the role in connection with “the divorce”. Jens Munch Holst, Unipension’s CFO and CDO, will replace her.last_img read more

Syracuse Athletics cancels Saturday’s Fan Fest due to potential storms

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: August 12, 11:51 a.m.Syracuse has canceled its Fan Fest, which was originally scheduled for Saturday evening, due to potential storms in the area. The event would have included an intrasquad football scrimmage and a men’s soccer exhibition game against New Hampshire.The event was scheduled from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and, according to a Weather.com forecast, the chance of precipitation ranges from 50-80 percent in that window. Severe thunderstorms are likely.Syracuse did not move Fan Fest to the Carrier Dome because it couldn’t accommodate the outdoor activities, Syracuse Athletics spokesman confirmed to The Daily Orange on Friday.SU’s yard sale inside Manley Field House will still be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when Orange apparel will be sold.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe football scrimmage would have given fans a glimpse of what first-year head coach Dino Babers’ team might look like in its season opener against Colgate on Sept. 2.Babers said a public scrimmage would “probably not” be rescheduled because the Orange is gearing up for the season and he doesn’t want to reveal too much information.“We’re operating separate of all that stuff and we wanted to give the community an opportunity to see us play,” Babers said. “As we get closer and closer down the road, there are certain things we can’t let go public because it would go viral and that’d be an advantage to our opponents. We can’t do that stuff.”For more updates on Syracuse’s training camp, click here. Comments Published on August 12, 2016 at 10:55 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedscenter_img Related Stories Syracuse football training camp blog: Devin Butler switches numbers, Kenneth Ruff catches passes again and moreTranscript of Dino Babers firing up Syracuse football team before Friday’s practiceSyracuse football defensive linemen not locked into 1 spot in Tampa 2Gallery: Syracuse football’s 1st training camp practiceDino Babers’ 1st training camp press conference (video)last_img read more

Steel Sensations: What year is this?

first_imgBaltimore Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) in spite of the blocking by tackle Marcus Gilbert (77) during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Can somebody please tell me if it’s really 2014 or are we stuck in 2012 or 2013 again? After starting the season in the first half of the Cleveland game scoring 27 points, only allowing 3 and just firing on all cylinders, the Steelers have reverted back to the form of the past two seasons.They’ve been outscored 50-9 in the last six quarters they’ve played and they’ve looked tremendously terrible.Offensively they can’t get anything going and when they actually did last night, on the opening drive, Justin Brown fumbled the ball deep in Raven territory, dramatically changing the entire direction of the football game. The no huddle isn’t working well enough, the offensive line, while improved, isn’t giving Ben enough time often enough, the play calling is too predictable and specifically vs. the Ravens, the offensive scheme isn’t divided evenly enough.Big Ben is clearly an asset and without him this team would be sunk. Antonio Brown is the most dynamic player on the team and looks to be in All Pro form and LeVeon “Cheech” Bell seems to be showing us all why the team not only was so high on him (no pun intended, well maybe a little) last year but why they weren’t quick to sit suspend him for a game this year, after his arrest.  Bell has been running the ball hard, getting big yards and catching passes out of the backfield.  Markus Wheaton has been a nice addition to this offense this year too but in the end, they are not scoring points when needed.Worse off, the defense looks lost. They’ve given up big plays, they can’t seem to get to the QB again, after doing so the first half of the Cleveland game but more reminiscent than anything is the fact that they have yet to gain a turnover, two games into the year. The blitzing, ferocious defense that Dick LeBeau runs is predicated on getting to the quarterback and causing turnovers and if you can’t do that, big plays are going to happen against you. They look slow, lost and genuinely not good enough to be a top flight defense right now.The coaches look unprepared; they don’t seem to be able to make adjustments in game. Tomlin talks a big game but his catch phrases are getting older by the saying. They are hollow when the team doesn’t back up the expectation.  Coaches don’t play, I’m not a fool, but they implement the game plan and the scheme the players must follow. If the players can’t do that, then the scheme must be changed or adjusted, that’s not happening. The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over with no success, well does that not seem to fit here? Something must give and it better be soon because these guys travel to Carolina next Sunday night and they are staring 1-2 smack in the face.Possibly the most irritating thing about last night was the potential the Steelers had. They escaped the Cleveland game with a victory, ugly as it was, and they had the chance to start off 2-0, with both wins in the division while knocking the Ravens to 0-2, both home division losses, at the same time.It’s not that the Steelers lost this game. In fact, prior to the season this is a game I had them pegged to lose. It’s how they lost it. It’s unacceptable to fall as flat on their faces as they did. They’ll now get a few extra days to prepare for Carolina and it sure looks like they’ll need it.1-1, up next at Carolina 1-0.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

RIDDEN BY CASTELLANO, FAVORED ZINDAYA SAVES GROUND AND SURGES TO HALF LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 GOLDIKOVA STAKES; BROWN TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.38

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2016)–Favored Zindaya saved ground throughout, split horses turning for home and surged the final three sixteenths of a mile to take the Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes by a half length on Sunday at Santa Anita.  Trained by Chad Brown, the Belmont Park-based Zindaya got a flat mile on turf in 1:34.38.“I tried to save all the ground I could,” said Castellano, America’s Eclipse Champion Jockey the past three years, who also guided Brown’s New Money Honey to victory in Friday’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.  “We thought the six (Hillhouse High) would go and she did.  I just tried to follow her and when we swung out at the top of the lane, she gave me a powerful kick.”Off at even money in a field of seven fillies and mares three and up, Zindaya paid $4.00, $2.80 and $2.40.  A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by More Than Ready, she picked up her sixth win from 15 starts and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased her earnings to $561,240.“It’s special,” said Bob Edwards, who races as E Five Racing Thoroughbreds, which also owns New Money Honey.  “She’s our first ever stakes winner.  (Zindaya won her first stakes at Belmont in May, 2015, which was also Edwards’ first stakes win as an owner).  “Javier has done a great job with her and Chad has done a great job with her…This is my first time out here.  It’s been a pretty good year and winning this race makes a big difference.”California-bred Tiz a Kiss sat second the entire trip under Kent Desormeaux and battled tenaciously throughout, finishing second, a nose in front of Hillhouse High.  Off at 10-1, Tiz a Kiss paid $7.60 and $5.00.Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Hillhouse High set fractions of 23.43, 47.47, 1:11.85 and 1:23.14.  Off at 17-1, she paid $7.80 to show.Sunday is closing day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet.  Live racing returns to Arcadia the day after Christmas, Dec. 26.last_img read more

Ten Mandatory Sales Disciplines

first_imgClosing: The discipline of closing is the gaining of commitments. This is the first discipline because commitments are what allow you to create opportunities, create value, and win deals. This is the first discipline.Prospecting: The discipline of prospecting requires that you speak to your dream clients to ask them for their time and for an opportunity to explore working together. This is the second discipline because no deal is ever created or closed before it is opened.Nurturing: The discipline of nurturing requires that you communicate value to your dream clients over a long period of time, making yourself known, and making yourself known as a value creator.Planning: The discipline of sales call planning allows you to use both your time and your dream client’s time effectively. It allows you to plan to create value and establish yourself as a true professional.Value Creation: The discipline of value creation requires that you ensure that your dream client benefits from every engagement with you, including every sales interaction, and every deal.Caring: The discipline of caring is what ensures that you aren’t self-oriented and that you establish trust. It makes you other-oriented.Integrity: The discipline of integrity is also necessary for trust. It is the discipline of being honest and walking your talk.Listening: This discipline, combined with caring, is the heart of understanding. Your dream clients want to be heard, want to be significant, and want to collaborate. The discipline of listening is how you meet those needs.Follow Up: The discipline of follow up is your keeping the commitments you make to your dream clients, no matter how large or small. It is one of the ways trust is established and maintained.Profit: The discipline of profit ensures that you make enough money to successfully deliver for your clients and that you have enough left over to develop greater levels of value in the future.last_img read more

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez score late in 4-4 draw for Barcelona at Villarreal

first_imgBarcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.(AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)BARCELONA, Spain— Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez came to Barcelona’s rescue Tuesday, scoring late goals to salvage a 4-4 draw at 10-man Villarreal in a thrilling seesaw match that saw both teams give up a two-goal lead.Messi rifled in a free kick off the upright to make it 4-3 in the 90th minute, and Suarez then shot through the legs of a defender to snatch a point with the last kick of the match.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES The draw narrowed Barcelona’s lead of the Spanish league to eight points ahead of Atletico Madrid, which beat Girona 2-0 also on Tuesday and visits Camp Nou this weekend.“Luis is a player who is always in the right place at the right time, and he appeared at the last second to pull out a match that was not going our way,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “And Messi, he is a specialist (at free kicks.)”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMessi was on the bench for the first hour but Barcelona still took a quick 2-0 lead.However, relegation-threatened Villarreal roared back with 19-year-old Samuel Chukwueze leading the way and produced four unanswered goals to come agonizingly close to pulling off the upset. Barcelona’s comeback then came after Alvaro Gonzalez was sent off for a second booking in the 86th. Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann finally put Atletico past a pesky Girona.Godin’s headed goal in the 76th was initially ruled offside by the referee, but a video review overruled that decision.Griezmann added a second goal deep in stoppage time with Girona throwing everyone forward in search of an equalizer. The goal ended his seven-match scoring drought.Also, fourth-place Getafe drew 1-1 at Espanyol.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This was a crazy game,” Valverde said. “There were stretches when it looked like we would win easily, then there was a stretch when it looked like they would. Then we managed to turn it around.”Messi’s goal was his league-leading 32nd of the season and his sixth from a free kick. He has now scored from free kicks in three consecutive matches after converting set pieces against Real Betis and Espanyol.SHOOTOUT AT THE CERAMICAValverde gave Messi some rest before Saturday’s match against Atletico and next week’s trip to Manchester United for the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinals.And at first it seemed Barcelona would stroll to another win at the Estadio de la Ceramica, as the little-used Malcom set up Philippe Coutinho for his first league goal since October. Malcom then headed in a pass from Arturo Vidal to double the lead before Coutinho went close to getting another goal when he hit the post.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Jiu-jitsu champ Meggie Ochoa battles Philippines’ sex abuse scourge Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess But Barcelona ended up missing center back Gerard Pique — who was rested to avoid any risk of picking up a fifth yellow card that would suspend him for the Atletico visit — more than Messi.Chukwueze and Toko Ekambi used their speed to torment center backs Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet throughout the game.Chukwueze pulled one back in the 23rd and his long pass led to Ekambi leveling in the 50th.Messi came on in the 61st, but a minute later Vicente Iborra put the hosts ahead after Umtiti had left the back line.Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen made several excellent saves, but none was better than when he got his fingers on Chukwueze’s powerful strike and pushed it onto the bar.Ter Stegen could do nothing to stop substitute Carlos Bacca from scoring the hosts’ fourth with 10 minutes left when Santi Cazorla spotted him running clear behind a struggling Umtiti.Gonzalez left Villarreal a man down when he got his second yellow card for a senseless foul on Suarez. That cost Villarreal dearly when the team was without a defender in the final moments and failed to stop the double blow dealt by Messi and Suarez, keeping Barcelona unbeaten in 18 straight league games.Villarreal, which had conceded a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Celta Vigo last round, was left two points clear of the drop zone.“I don’t think we are going down,” said Villarreal coach Javier Calleja. “We are going to stay in the top flight playing like we did against Barcelona.”ATLETICO WINS View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

Depleted NorthPort whips debuting San Miguel Beer

first_imgNorthPort 121 – Bolick 25, Ibeh 18, Lanete 16, Grey 16, Tautuaa 11, Elorde 11, Anthony 10, Taha 9, Flores 3, Gabayni 2.San Miguel 88 – Rhodes 27, Fajardo 19, Santos 11, Pessumal 11, Standhardinger 6, Cabagnot 5, Zamar 4, Vigil 3, Lassiter 2, Rosser 0, Mamaril 0.Quarerscores: 25-25, 54-41, 91-63, 121-88Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Shorthanded NorthPort utterly dominated San Miguel Beer, 121-88, to bounce back from a narrow loss and gain a share of the lead in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings Wednesday night at Araneta Coliseum.Batang Pier drew a brilliant scoring performance from rookie Robert Bolick, who had 25 points and seven rebounds in the match.ADVERTISEMENT “Perhaps they’re still on vacation mode,” said NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio, whose squad improved to 4-1 alongside upstart Blackwater.“But we need wins. This conference is short. After 11 games, we’ll learn about our position [to compete],” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We just caught San Miguel on an off night,” Jarencio said, trying to play down what the stat sheet showed: a balanced scoring effort.Import Prince Ibeh had 18 points while five more from NorthPort’s local crew tossed in 10 or more in the scoring effort to fill the void left by three of its players, including its foremost weapon in Stanley Pringle. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img View comments Alex Compton taking it slow with returning Vic Manuel Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The Beermen turned to old reliable Charles Rhodes and its centerpiece June Mar Fajardo for scoring, with the American reinforcement tallying 27 points, while the reigning Most Valuable Player 19.Arwind Santos and Von Pessumal had 11 each to round out the double-digit performers but their contribution came in a bit late in the losing effort that saw Batang Pier break away by as many as 38 points.San Miguel, like fellow Philippine Cup finalist Magnolia, absorbed a loss in their conference debut.The Batang Pier face the Hotshots next, while the Beermen goes up against the 3-1 TNT in the back-to-back games at Ynares Antipolo this weekend.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Video: Notre Dame RBs, WRs Give Shoutouts To Fighting Irish NFL Hall of Famers Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown

first_imgNotre Dame's Jerome Bettis.Notre Dame Jerome Bettis Tim BrownSaturday night was a good night for the Notre Dame football program. The Fighting Irish witnessed two of their former players, Jerome Bettis and Tim Brown, reach the sport’s pinnacle. Bettis, who played running back at ND from 1990-92, and Brown, a wide receiver in South Bend, Ind., from 1984-87, were inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. This morning, Notre Dame’s current running backs and wide receivers gave shoutouts to Bettis and Brown for their achievements. One more shoutout to our Hall of Famers ( @JeromeBettis36 & @81TimBrown ) from our RBs/WRs. #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/kazzqZVd3E— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 9, 2015Bettis and Brown are certainly two players the current Notre Dame student-athletes should be aspiring to emulate. Notre Dame opens its season Sept. 5 against Texas.last_img read more

Texas Fan Pens ‘Thank You’ Letter To Notre Dame Fans For Their “Remarkable Hospitality”

first_imgFans cheer on the Texas Longhorns against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: Fans cheer on the Texas Longhorns against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas Longhorns fans who made the trek up to Notre Dame, Indiana, weren’t thrilled with the result from the game this past Saturday. But at least one UT supporter still had great things to say about the Fighting Irish and their fan base. A Texas fan named Terry Bader penned a cool ‘thank you’ letter to Notre Dame and its fans for their “remarkable hospitality” this past weekend. It was published by The Observer Thursday morning. The school tweeted out a photo of the letter – check it out:A Texas Longhorn fan wrote a thank you letter to The Observer. Well done, Irish fans READ: http://t.co/ppS4VslodZ pic.twitter.com/OxKfDSphqQ— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) September 10, 2015It’s a refreshing story – especially considering we typically only hear tales on the other end of the spectrum. Well-done to all involved here.last_img read more

3-Star OT Cordavien Suggs Drops Top 10 Via Twitter

first_imgCordavien Suggs' top 10 list.cordavien suggs top 10Three-star offensive tackle Cordavien Suggs, a 6-foot-6, 260-product of Neptune Beach, Florida, has announced his top 10 schools. Suggs, who is a class of 2017 player, has four SEC programs on his list – along with three ACC schools. He has an interesting mix of programs – from Florida to FAU.Suggs’ list is not in order – and he joked after that he should have presented it in alphabetical order. Check it out:My current Top 10 #Hailstate #Swamp17 #VolNation #Gamecocks #TarHeels #OwlsUp #Wazzu #StripeEmUp #GoCardinals #GT pic.twitter.com/1JpkakxukP— Cordavien Suggs (@_73era) May 18, 2016I really should’ve did that list in alphabetical order— Cordavien Suggs (@_73era) May 18, 2016Suggs is crystal-balled to Mississippi State, according to 247 Sports.last_img read more