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Friday people roundup

first_imgAPG – Gerard van Olphen has been appointed chief executive of the €410bn Dutch asset manager and pensions provider. He will relieve Angelien Kemna, the company’s CFRO, of her responsibilities as interim chief executive since the departure of the former chief executive Dick Sluimers at the end of last year. Van Olphen starts in mid-March, having most recently served as chief executive at VIVAT Insurance. He was previously chief executive at SNS Reaal, in charge of the restructuring of the nationalised bancassurer.  Keva – Timo Kietäväistä has been appointed managing director of the €44.2bn Finnish local authority pension provider, taking over from Tapani Hellstén in mid-February. Hellstén has been acting managing director, with former Keva managing director Jukka Männistö having suddenly resigned last October. Kietäväistä joins from the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities.Norges Bank Investment Management – Christian Ringnes and Petter Fredrik Neslein have been named external members of the five-strong real estate investment board, advising on investments by the Government Pension Fund Global. Ringnes is principal shareholder and chief executive of the real estate companies Eiendomsspar and Victoria Eiendom. Neslein is the owner and chief executive of real estate company Pecunia, which manages and develops commercial and residential properties in central Oslo.ACD – Cristiano Carraroli has been appointed chief executive at ACD, an Italian company dedicated to supporting foreign asset managers’ business in the Italian market. He has worked at several investment companies in Italy, Luxembourg and Malta, including GDP Asset Management Sim. Carraroli will be supported by Chiara Verderio, head of research and fund analysis at ACD.Zurich Corporate Services – Andy Seed is joining the UK defined contribution (DC) services provider as corporate distribution manager of strategic partnerships. Seed joins from JP Morgan Asset Management, where he was an executive director leading UK DC sales. Schroders, European Securities and Markets Authority, Finanssivalvonta, EIOPA, APG, VIVAT Insurance, Keva, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, Norges Bank Investment Management, ACD, Zurich Corporate Services, JP Morgan Asset ManagementSchroders – The asset manager has created a fiduciary management team headed by Mark Humphreys, previously head of UK strategic solutions at Schroders. The position, like the team, is new. Hannah Simons, Jonathan Smith and Rosalind Mann have been appointed as fiduciary managers, having been analysts in Schroders’s UK strategic solutions group. They take their previous responsibilities with them. European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) – Anneli Tuominen has been appointed vice-chair of the EU supervisory body. She is director general of Finanssivalvonta, the Finnish financial supervisory authority, and already a long-standing member of the ESMA board of supervisors. Tuominen is also on the supervisory board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). She replaces Carlos Tavares, former chairman of the Portuguese securities markets commission (CMVM), who has completed his term.EIOPA – Fausto Parente has been elected executive director, joining from the Italian insurance regulator, Istituto di Vigilanza sulle Assicurazioni (IVASS). Peter Braumüller, managing director of the Austrian Financial Market Authority, has been re-elected EIOPA’s alternate chair.last_img read more

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ESG roundup: G20 green finance, sustainable stock exchanges, Exxon

first_imgG20 leaders have acknowledged the need for green finance to be scaled up to “support environmentally sustainable growth globally”, identifying challenges facing the development of green finance and possible remedies.It is said to be the first time leaders of the 20 largest world economies have referenced the importance of green finance in a communiqué following a summit, which this year was held in Hangzhou, China, on 4-5 September.In their communiqué, the leaders said: “We believe efforts could be made to provide clear strategic policy signals and frameworks, promote voluntary principles for green finance, expand learning networks for capacity building, support the development of local green bond markets, promote international collaboration to facilitate cross-border investment in green bonds, encourage and facilitate knowledge sharing on environmental and financial risks, and improve the measurement of green finance activities and their impacts.”The G20 leaders also welcomed a report submitted by the Green Finance Study Group (GFSG), the first such group established by the G20, which outlined options for mobilising private capital for green investment. Research by the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative has found that, although stock exchanges have increasingly been taking steps that help integrate sustainable development in capital markets, “more action is needed”.Out of 82 stock exchanges, 58 – representing more than 70% of listed equity markets – have made a public commitment to advancing sustainability in their market, according to a biennial report from the SSE initiative.Twelve exchanges incorporate reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) information into their listing rules, and 15 provide formal guidance to issuers.The SEE said ESG indices remained the most popular sustainability instrument among exchanges, with 38 of 82 providing them.On a policy level, government action is skewed toward encouraging corporate disclosure of ESG factors, while “involvement on the investment side is less developed”.Eight of the 50 countries covered by the SSE initiative’s research implement an investor stewardship code that addresses ESG factors.In other news, the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has published a report comparing how investors voted on a climate change shareholder resolution at Exxon.The resolution was defeated, with 38% voting in favour, a marked difference with the support for similar resolutions at BP and Shell AGMs in 2015, which the AODP said were passed by the same shareholders.The boards of BP and Shell supported the shareholder resolutions, while Exxon’s did not.The AODP cited a “new and significant split amongst the giant fund managers, with leading funds BlackRock and Vanguard voting against [the shareholder resolution] and State Street voting most of its stock in favour”.The AODP said its analysis showed that “many investors [were] ignoring responsible investment commitments they have made”.Edward Mason, head of responsible investment at the UK’s £6.7bn (€8.4bn) Church Commissioners, has previously said the difference between the voting at the Exxon and the BP and Shell AGMs highlighted the need for “a cultural shift”. BlackRock Investment Institute, which supports BlackRock asset management, has said that “investors can no longer ignore climate change”. It published a report today, 6 September, on how investors can adapt portfolios to address climate-related market risks. These include technological advances in power production, storage and consumption that undermine existing business models, and regulatory efforts to limit carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency.last_img read more

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Infamous bikie Ricky Ciano’s luxury Gold Coast unit sells

first_imgRicky Ciano with wife Rachel Ciano.A GOLD Coast apartment that was home to an infamous bikie who died in suspicious circumstances has sold.The Surfers Paradise beachfront unit of Ricky Ciano, a former president of the Sydney chapter of the Rebels bikie gang, went under contract last week.The three-bedroom residence in Main Beach Pde’s Mustique building went to auction earlier this month but failed to sell under the hammer.The Surfers Paradise beachfront apartment of infamous bikie Ricky Ciano is set to go under the hammer. Source: realestate.com.auRicky Ciano with wife Rachel Ciano.Marketing agent Robert Graham, of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast, declined to comment on the sale.It is understood the sale will be made unconditional at the end of the month.● HOWARD’S SOLUTION TO EASE HOUSE COST PRESSURE● DEMAND FOR BEACHFRONT HOMES SURGES● HONEY BADGER’S NEW $1.47M PADCiano, who paid $915,000 for his luxury Glitter Strip home in 2016, died aged 35 between February 13 and 14 last year.His partially clothed body was found in the back seat of his BMW M3 at Duckmaloi, in western NSW.Modern throughout.’More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoNice view.Two men last month fronted a NSW court following the 2017 Valentine’s Day death of Ciano.In a statement, NSW police said they would allege the men, aged 33 and 44, serving time behind bars, were involved in the murder.“Police will allege in court the men gave Mr Ciano a cocktail of prescription and prohibited drugs, which were at fatal levels, and then drove him to Duckmaloi (west of Sydney) where they abandoned his car with his body inside,” the statement reads.The bathroom. Source: realestate.com.auThe apartment has beachfront views. Source: realestate.com.au“Following extensive investigations, two men — aged 33 and 44 — were arrested at a correctional facility at Silverwater.”The court case continues.Justice Peter Applegarth on May 16 ordered Brisbane solicitor Prudence Poole be appointed administrator of Mr Ciano’s estate.Justice Applegarth ordered Ms Poole be registered as the owner of Ricky Ciano’s beachfront apartment, and for his widow Rachel Ciano to move out when it is sold.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNRL stars tackling the house market00:50last_img read more

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Ronaldo edges Messi to win online top player award in China

first_imgJuventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be the most influential football player online in China, while Barcelona are the most dominant club, according to a report. Loading… The annual ‘Red Card’ report, released by digital marketing agency Mailman, saw Ronaldo beat long-time rival Messi and Neymar to the top spot for the second year in a row. The report found that while digital engagement with players has shrunk 15% in 2019, Portuguese forward Ronaldo was one of the few players to see both his Weibo engagement and follower growth increase from the previous year. “I am very pleased with this award,” Ronaldo said in a statement. “I know that I have a huge part of fans in China and it means a lot to be on top of the table for the second year in a row.” Barcelona topped the club standings, climbing from fifth place to overtake Spanish rivals Real Madrid. Chelsea took third spot to become the most influential English club in China, leapfrogging traditional heavyweights Manchester United and Liverpool.Advertisement In the league rankings, the English Premier League finished well ahead of Spain’s La Liga and the German Bundesliga. China is now the Premier League’s most lucrative overseas market, paying 564 million pounds ($737.54 million) for a three-year TV rights deal. Notably, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, and Liverpool did not visit the region during their off-season break and dropped down the club rankings. The report referred to brands such as Arsenal and American-based basketball league NBA learning “a difficult lesson” in 2019, with their social media activity making a negative impact in China. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil had criticised China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslims, prompting a social media backlash in the country against the club. read also: Messi Named World Player Of The Year In World Soccer Awards The NBA is trying to repair damaged relations with China after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey voiced support on Twitter for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t ExplainThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

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Franklin County commissioners pass road debris ordinance

first_imgBrookville, In. — Franklin County commissioners have passed an ordinance regulating debris left on county roadways. If residents leave mud or debris on roadways for more than 24-hours they could be ticketed by a deputy.The fines range from $100 to $500 for a third offense.Commissioners say the ordinance was passed after a logging company created a traffic hazard during a recent project.last_img

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Eagles Quad Meet Results At SW-H

first_imgJCD Varsity track traveled to Southwestern Hanover for a 4 way meet.Teams also included Switzerland County and Trinity Lutheran.Final Score. Ladies SC-67/ JCD-66.5 / SWH- 58 / TL -32. Men – SWH-70 / JCD- 60/ TL-41 / SC – 34.Top JCD performers.Ladies-C Simon 1st 100 H/ 1st 300 H/ 1st 200 D/ 3rd 4 x 400; K Simon 2nd 100 H/ 2nd 300 H/ 3rd 4 x 400; A Martenelli 5th 100 D; K Sizemore 4th 1600 M; E Newhart 4th 400 D/ 3rd 4 x 400; D Hughes 5th 200 D/ 5th High Jump; J Dodge 3rd 3200 M; A Hammond 5th 3200 M/ 3rd 4 x 800; A Brinson 2nd Shot/ 2nd Disc; S Volz 3rd Shot/ 3rd Disc; L Newhart 4th Shot/4th Disc; E Newhart 5th Shot; D Engle 5th Disc; L. Dilk / 3rd 4 x 400; T Wilhoit 3rd High Jump; A Norman 4th Long Jump; A Mullins 5th Long Jump; V Weston 3rd 4 x 800; E Ertle  3rd 4 x 800; M Berry  3rd 4 x 800.Mens-N Hoffman 3rd 100 H/ 5th 300 H/ 5th Disc; Z Stewart 4th 100 H/3rd 400 M; C Comer 4th 100 D/ 3rd Long Jump/ 2nd High Jump/ 2nd 4 x 100; D Hughes 2nd 1600 M/ 1st 800 M/ 2nd 4 x 400; N Laswell 5th 1600 M/ 2nd 4 x 400; Br Simon 4th 400 M; S Pohle 4th 800 M/ 2nd 4 x 800; J Phole 2nd 3200 M/ 2nd 4 x 800; Bl Simon 2nd Shot/ 2nd 4 x 100; A Peetz 3rd Shot/ 2nd Long Jump/ 2nd 4 x 100/ 2nd 4 x 400; L Comer 5th High Jump; A Maloney / 2nd 4 x 800; A Rohls / 2nd 4 x 800;T Dilk / 2nd 4 x 100/ 2nd 4 x 400.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img read more

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Pellegrini wary of Palace threat

first_img With the Manchester derby coming next week, City can ill afford to drop points at Selhurst Park on Monday but Pellegrini knows the Eagles have become a tough proposition under Alan Pardew. Pellegrini said: “Maybe they are playing different. They are in a good moment and they are playing with a lot of trust. “With the other manager also Crystal Palace was a difficult team, but now they are playing at home.” City laboured to a 3-0 win over Palace at the Etihad Stadium in December in what proved Neil Warnock’s penultimate match in charge. Pardew was appointed early in the new year and since then they have proved highly resilient, losing just three times in the Premier League and removing relegation fears. The Monday fixture has meant both sides have had to be patient for their return to action after the international break. It is a wait that could have been advantageous in terms of extra rest had their rivals lost over the weekend. It has not turned out that way with Saturday’s positive results for Chelsea, Arsenal and United turning the heat up on City, but Pellegrini claims it does not make any difference. Press Association The Chilean said: “I don’t think we have excuses about those things. We are going to play the last game of this matchday but that doesn’t matter. “It is not an excuse and not an advantage. All the national players arrived back on Wednesday – most of them – so every team had three or four days to prepare. It is not so important.” Should Pablo Zabaleta feature for City it would come just two days after his wife gave birth to a son, Asier. Argentina international Zabaleta previously announced his wife’s pregnancy to the wider world with a baby-themed goal celebration during a 4-1 win at Sunderland in December. Fading champions City had to watch in frustration on Saturday, not only as Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League, but as Arsenal and Manchester United shunted them down to fourth. Slipping to such a position was not in the script when City pulled level with Chelsea on New Year’s Day and any further slips would increase the pressure on Pellegrini significantly. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has warned his side must overcome a difficult obstacle at Crystal Palace to avoid losing yet more ground to their rivals. last_img read more

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West Indies tour to England looking “less and less likely”

first_img(BBC) – The staging of England’s home Tests against West Indies in June is looking “less and less likely”, according to director of cricket Ashley Giles.There will be no professional cricket in the UK until at least May 28 because of the coronavirus crisis, while the first Test of the three-match series at The Oval is due to begin on June 4.“We have to look at alternatives,” said Giles.“We are looking at how far back into the summer we can push cricket.”Australia’s Test series in Bangladesh, scheduled to be played in June, was postponed yesterday.After the West Indies series, England are due to play limited-overs matches against Australia, Tests and Twenty20s against Pakistan, and three one-day internationals against Ireland.The last day of international cricket in the home summer is currently scheduled to be September 15.“We’ve got to look at trying to fulfil those current fixtures, just in a different place, if we can,” said former England spinner Giles.“We have really good relations with these boards and we’re doing whatever we can to look at scenarios where we can push our cricket back, which would give us the best chance of playing as much international cricket as possible.”The prospect of separate England Test and limited-overs teams has been raised, with wicketkeeper Jos Buttler saying it would be possible to field two different teams at the same time.Giles said it was “feasible”, but that it was more likely that matches of different formats would take place on consecutive days.“You could have a Test match running and play a T20 or an ODI the day before or the day after a Test match,” he said.The 47-year-old said England would look at all options for getting the players match-fit after the nationwide lockdown, including playing an intra-squad match, similar to how Australia warmed up for last summer’s Ashes series.Sussex chief executive Rob Andrew said county cricket would still be played in the final month of the season if that is the only time it is safe to do so.“It’s a blank piece of paper. Nothing is ruled in and nothing is ruled out,” he said.“We would love to be playing cricket June, July, August and September.“But even if we could only get September, we would still want to play some cricket this year. As ridiculous as that may sound, that is the situation we are faced with.”last_img read more

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Bet9ja SWAN Cup Hits Q’finals

first_imgThe quarterfinal of this year’s SWAN Cup football competition organised for Lagos State sports writers will take centre stage today at the Legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere.The tournament sponsored by Bet9ja will see Voice of Nigeria will take on Radio Nigeria, Complete Sports will be up against UNILAG FM, Community Watch will clash with Top Radio while Sports Vision will engage The Nation in the pairings released by the organisersDefending champion, Complete Sports Communication, qualified for quarters after dispatching The Sun Newspapers 4-2 in their last preliminary game.Sportsvision, who took out Hotsport TV 3-0 and played out a 1-1 draw against Top Radio who finished runners-up in the group.Voice of Nigeria strolled past all opponents in Group A scoring a tournament record 13 goals and conceding just two on their way to the quarterfinals. Chairman of Lagos SWAN, Debo Oshundun, on Wednesday said he was impressed so far by the standard exhibited in the competition.“We have really done well and I am particularly impressed with the turnout of our members,” Oshundun said.Also today, there will be a grand reception for the re-elected Nigeria Football Federation 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, at the Secretariat of the association, as part of the SWAN Week ceremony.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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NBA: Lakers face Clippers in battle of LA; Raptors take on Pelicans

first_imgLast Updated: 22nd October, 2019 22:49 IST NBA: Lakers Face Clippers In Battle Of LA; Raptors Take On Pelicans NBA: Los Angeles is in for a treat as new-look Lakers and Clippers emerge as title contenders, while Raptors begin title defence in the absence of Kawhi Leonard FOLLOW US Tuesday, it begins. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/5O7tCfAMtW— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 21, 2019 The NBA is back, and it looks totally different from the previous edition with a slew of tweaks and high-profile trades. The 74th season of the NBA championship kickstarts on 23 October as California bigwigs Los Angeles Clippers face Los Angeles Lakers and defending champions Toronto Raptors battle it out with a new-look New Orleans Pelicans.READ: NBA: A Look At What To Expect From The Western Conference This SeasonFans in India will be eager to watch the upcoming season after witnessing live action for the first time as the NBA pre-season games between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers were held in Mumbai early in October.Lakers vs ClippersPundits and fans alike reckon the upcoming season will be the most thrilling of them all, with eight reigning all-stars changing their allegiance, which is the most in a single NBA off-season. The highly-anticipated move of Anthony Davis pairing up with LeBron James at Lakers makes them strong title contenders this season. What’s more? Davis could be a contender for the NBA MVP Award.The 26-year-old Davis is arguably on the verge of entering his prime and is determined to prove himself as one of the best players in the league. Meanwhile, his teammate LeBron is poised to pass former Lakers legend Kobe Bryant for third place in the NBA’s all-time scoring list, only to trail Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.READ: NBA 2019-20: All About The Eastern Conference Sides This SeasonHowever, realising the threat posed by their neighbours, Clippers have acquired the services of Kawhi Leonard from Raptors and Paul George from Oklahoma City Thunder, leaving their fans with expectations like never before. Leonard is a two-time NBA defensive Player of the Year and Geroge was the finalist in last season’s award, the duo will make the Clippers defense formidable. However, George is set to miss the initial matches as he is nursing a shoulder injury.  READ: NBA 2019-20: Golden State Warriors’ Profile And Season PreviewRaptors vs PelicansDefending champions Toronto Raptors became the first non-American team to win the NBA title last season. Their story will motivate other underdog teams to make their mark in NBA history. The 2019 season was the best stretch ever for Raptors. Their six best regular seasons have all come in the last six years. Their opponents on Wednesday, Pelicans have looked to build their team around the No 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson. The 19-year-old, though, will not feature in the Pelicans line-up during the start of the season as he is sidelined due to a knee injury. Their team will have to work hard to cope with the departure of Davis to Lakers also.READ: Women Are Having A Greater Impact On NBA Than Ever Before WATCH US LIVE First Published: 22nd October, 2019 22:49 IST 10 months ago NBA: Golden State Warriors shift base to Chase Center for new season Shivam D SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img LIVE TV Written By 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: New York Knicks profile, roster and season schedule 10 months ago NBA News: New Orleans Pelicans to open season without Zion Williamson WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago LA Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma not to feature in NBA season opener COMMENT 10 months ago 10 storylines to follow in the 2019-20 NBA seasonlast_img read more