Wednesday people roundup

first_imgNewton Investment Management – Matt Pumo has been appointed as head of UK consultant relations as a new addition to the international business development team. Pumo will work alongside Ross Byron-Scott and report to Julian Lyne, recently appointed global head of distribution. He joins Newton from Neuberger Berman and has previously worked at Gartmore Investment Management and Liontrust Asset Management.PGIM Fixed Income – Bas NieuweWeme has joined PGIM Fixed Income as managing director, leading the global client service, consultant relations, distribution, liability-driven investing and marketing teams. He will report to Michael Lillard, head of PGIM Fixed Income. Meanwhile, Peter Cordrey, global head of product management and distribution, will retire in the fourth quarter after 20 years with the company. Veritas – Samuel von Martens has been voted in as a member of the supervisory board of Finnish pension insurance company Veritas, replacing Tony Karlström, who has resigned. Von Martens will continue in the role until the end of 2017, as Karlström resigned in the middle of the term. Franklin Templeton Investments – Charukie Dharmaratne has taken on a new role at Franklin Templeton Investments as senior PR executive, responsible for communications in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She previously worked at CNC Communications & Network Consulting. BMO Global Asset Management – Otto Donner has been hired by BMO Global Asset Management as sales director for the Nordic Region. Donner joins from East Capital Asset Management, where he was head of sales for the Nordics, and responsible for institutional, wholesale and retail clients across the Nordic countries, Baltics and the UK. In his new job, he reports to Robert Elfström. Columbia Threadneedle Investments – Kath Cates has joined the board of Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings, from 10 May, as well as the board of Threadneedle Investment Services, from 29 March – in both cases becoming a non-executive director. Her most recent executive role was global COO at Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore. Cates is also a non-executive director of RSA Insurance Group, where she chairs the board’s risk committee, and a member of the group audit and remuneration committees. In addition to this, she is a non-executive director of Brewin Dolphin. Univest Company (Unilever) – Rogier van Aart has joined Rotterdam-based Univest Company – part of Unilever – where he will advise the Unilever pension funds on strategic and tactical asset allocation. He was previously employed by Aegon Asset Management in The Hague for nearly 11 years, where he had the same role as he is now taking on at Univest.  Martin Currie – Mark Whitehead, head of income at Martin Currie, has joined Alan Porter as co-manager of the Legg Mason IF Martin Currie Global Equity Income Fund. He has also been appointed lead manager of the global equity income investment trust, Securities Trust of Scotland. Whitehead joined Martin Currie last November from Sarasin and Partners, where he was head of the equity income team and lead portfolio manager for the global equity income range.UNEP FI – Eric Usher has been appointed head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative (FI), which he has been leading in an interim capacity since 2015. Before becoming head of the UNEP FI Secretariat, Usher was responsible for a programme portfolio advancing new public/private instruments for financing cleaner energy infrastructure and improving energy access. He was seconded to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change for development of the Green Climate Fund. Before joining UNEP, Usher was general manager of a solar rural-electrification company based in Marrakesh. SPF Beheer, Manulife Asset Management, AXA Investment Management, Lyxor, Unigestion, Newton Investment Management, Neuberger Berman, PGIM Fixed Income, Veritas, Franklin Templeton Investments, BMO Global Asset Management, East Capital Asset Management, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Univest Company (Unilever), Aegon Asset Management, Duet Group, Martin Currie, UNEP FISPF Beheer – Garry Meulendijks has started as head of actuarial management at SPF Beheer, the €18bn asset manager and pensions provider for railways pension fund SPF and public transport scheme SPOV. He had been working at the actuarial department of SPF Beheer for the past 12 years, most recently as senior actuary. Meulendijks has succeeded Ben de Groot, who has taken early retirement after almost 11 years in the job.Manulife Asset Management – Martin Powis and Alan Burnett have been appointed to distribution roles at Manulife Asset Management for the UK and Ireland, based in the London office. Powis has become head of institutional sales and relationship management, while Burnett is now head of wholesale sales and relationship management. Powis was most recently director of UK institutional sales at AXA Investment Management, covering corporate pension plans and third-party insurance relationships. He has also worked at DB Advisors, Ignis Asset Management and Gartmore Investment. Burnett, meanwhile, previously worked at Lyxor, developing its alternatives and absolute return multi-asset business in the UK wholesale market. Before that, he worked at Martin Currie Investment, Liontrust Asset Management, AXA Asset Management and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Unit Trust Management.Unigestion – David Chesner has been appointed as a director on the institutional clients alternatives team at Unigestion and will lead the sales strategy for the asset manager’s alternative investment products and services. He joins from international alternative asset manager Duet Group, where was was responsible for client relationships and business development across Europe and Asia. Carlos Stelin is also joining the alternatives team as a director, and he, too, worked at Duet Group previously, having been part of its investor relations team, liaising with European institutional clients. Leila Haddioui has been hired as senior vice-president in the alternatives team, joining the company from Abbeville Partners, where she was responsible for business development. Janice Cheung is another new hire on the alternatives team, becoming sales assistant joining from AXA Investment Managers, where she was part of the UK wholesale sales team. The new alternatives staff will join Caroline Bradshaw, director, who has been with the institutional sales team since 2014.last_img read more

Timeline for track restoration still unknown

first_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Bio ELLSWORTH — The April 7 storm that packed winds up to 77 miles per hour might seem like a distant memory to some. Power that was lost by thousands has long been restored, and fallen trees that blocked roadways have been cleared away.But for the Ellsworth high school and middle school outdoor track teams, that storm left a lasting impression when it flipped some 150 feet of aluminum bleachers onto the track they share.Dan Higgins, superintendent of the Ellsworth schools, said he contacted the School Department’s insurer as well as the bleachers’ manufacturer the next day after a custodian discovered the stands lying upside-down on the oval track located on Forrest Avenue.Three weeks after the storm, the site looks just as it did that morning.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“The determination will be whether or not the bleachers need to be replaced or could be repaired,” Higgins said.Higgins said the manufacturer/installer and an engineer are expected to assess the damage sometime this week and decide what will happen next.Higgins said the bleachers, which were purchased from a company headquartered in Connecticut called GT Grandstands, were installed in the fall of 2014 for $94,600.It took about a week and a half to assemble the stands, and Higgins expects it will take “some time” to take them apart if they need to be moved offsite.Higgins said there also appears to be some damage to the track’s polyurethane surface from the force of the impact, making the timeline for when the facility will be entirely usable again even more unpredictable.“We’re hoping to get everything taken care of so we can resume activities as planned,” Higgins said. “But it’s a matter of waiting for the appropriate parties to look at the damage so we can determine the next steps.”Meanwhile, the Ellsworth high school and middle school track teams are figuring out ways to keep their seasons alive.“You just have to roll with the punches,” said Ellsworth High School Athletics Director Josh Frost. “We’re making adjustments. We certainly haven’t cancelled our outdoor track season.”Both the high school and middle school teams were each scheduled to host two meets over the next few months. EHS has already relocated its first home competition that was slated for April 23.EHS was also scheduled to host a meet featuring all the Hancock County schools on May 20.Frost said he is optimistic about hosting that meet, but a back-up plan has already been set. The competition will be held at Mount Desert Island High School if needed.The EHS team has been traveling to MDI once a week to practice on the high school’s track.“You do what you have to do,” said EHS assistant coach Dennis Ishle. “They were nice enough to allow us to come down and practice there.”As for the other four days of the school week, the high school and middle school teams have worked out a system for sharing the half of the track not covered by the bleachers.Frost estimates some 45 athletes comprise the high school team while almost 100 compete for the middle school.“You obviously can’t have 150 kids on the track, using half the track,” Frost said. “So we’ve set up a schedule.”When all else fails, Ishle said the team uses its resources. Distance runners have jogged around town, and throwers have practiced behind the high school.However, the long jump pit is hard to replicate, and Ellsworth’s is currently under the toppled bleachers.Ellsworth’s pole vault pit, which Frost said would cost around $15,000 to replace, is also unavailable for unrelated reasons. Mice and mold inhabited the pad over the winter — a discovery made three days before the storm took out the other half of the track.But student-athletes are not the only ones affected.Higgins said he is also notifying community organizations scheduled to use the facility that their events will depend on the time it takes to restore the track.One of those upcoming events is the Relay for Life on June 3 and 4 — an overnight fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that typically attracts hundreds of participants.“If they don’t have the bleachers off by then, that’s going to be an issue,” Ishle said. “There are a lot of people it’s going to impact.” Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016center_img Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more

Khashoggi’s Fiancée Wants Newcastle to Reject Saudi’s £300m Takeover Bid

first_imgThe fiancee of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has written an open letter to Newcastle United fans asking them to consider if the club’s pending takeover is ‘the right way out of despair’ for them and the city.The Premier League club are on the brink of a controversial £300million takeover by a coalition backed by funds from the Saudi Public Investment Fund.Several bodies have come forward to express their concerns over the prospective new ownership, including Amnesty International, with issues being raised over Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.One such issue was the murder of Khashoggi, who was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate on October 2, 2018, to obtain paperwork for his wedding to his Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz. Jamal Khashoggi Turkey has charged 20 suspects, including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, over the 2018 murder.And Cengiz has now written to Toon supporters to ask them to consider the ramifications of a Saudi-backed takeover.‘I write to you at a crucial time in the history of your famous football club,’ she began.‘Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the absolute ruler of Saudi Arabia, is aiming to take over your club by offering a huge sum of money.‘I know that many of you are tempted by his offer to get out of the dire situation that has crippled your club for so many years.‘But the Crown Prince is accused of ordering Jamal’s murder. All credible investigations have shown his responsibility. He has not been put on trial in his own country as he controls it with an iron fist.‘My plea to you is to think whether accepting Mohammed bin Salman’s offer is really the right way out of the despair for your club and City.’Khashoggi, a Saudi insider-turned-critic, was strangled and his body cut into pieces by a 15-man Saudi squad inside the consulate, according to Turkish officials.His remains have never been found.The CIA, UN special envoy Agnes Callamard and Turkey have directly linked Crown Prince Mohammed to the killing, a charge the kingdom vehemently denies.Cengiz has expressed concerns about the Crown Prince having such close ties with the football club – with the PIF set to take an 80 per cent stake – and has insists supporters should ‘unite’ in a bid to protest against the pending deal.‘The Rules of the Premier League do not allow the Crown Prince to own and control your club,’ she continued.‘We must all ensure that these high standards are not trampled on. Please consider where this takeover could leave you in the months and years ahead as a club that could become a “home” for those accused of murder and torture, and forever have to compete for football glory under that dark and ominous cloud.‘As I’m sure we can all agree, that should not be the legacy and destiny of Newcastle Football Club.’The takeover is currently at the owners’ and directors’ test stage with the Premier League, with Mike Ashley having accepted an offer from the consortium, which is being led by businesswoman Amanda Staveley.Her PCP Capital Partners company is set to take a 10 per cent stake in the club, while the Reuben Brothers are also set to take 10 per cent.Another sticking point for the takeover is the complaint from Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports, who own Premier League TV rights but allege that the Saudi state is involved in pirate broadcasting of top-flight games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Highlights: Lakers’ LeBron James hits buzzer-beater, records double-double in first half against Warriors

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lonzo Ball made his preseason debut for the Lakers off the bench. He was also on the other end of an alley-oop from James early in the second quarter. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years LeBron James scored 15 points with 10 rebounds and five assists for the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half of a preseason game in Las Vegas against the Golden State Warriors.The Lakers went to the locker room for halftime with a 61-57 lead over the Warriors. James did not start the second quarter.James put together a number of highlight plays during his 17 minutes in the game. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more