Wednesday people roundup

first_imgMirabaud Asset Management – Emilio Barberá has been appointed as senior portfolio manager/analyst for Spanish equities at Mirabaud Asset Management in Barcelona. He joins from Inverseguros in Madrid, where he was responsible for a Spanish equity fund and involved in managing various European funds. Barberá will act as the deputy portfolio manager for the Equities Spain fund and analyst on Spanish equities, while Gemma Hurtado San Leandro will remain as the lead portfolio manager and team leader. Pioneer Investments – Craig Sterling has been hired by Pioneer Investments as head of equity research, US. In the new role, he is managing the company’s team of 14 equity research analysts based in Boston. He was previously managing director and head of global equity research at equity research firm EVA Dimensions in New York. Sterling will become a portfolio manager on Pioneer Investments’ research-based US equity strategies on 29 May. The current co-heads of US equity research, Paul Cloonan and John Peckham, will then focus on portfolio management, with Cloonan concentrating solely on the US large-cap growth portfolio and Peckham working on US value equity portfolio management. Pictet Group – Laurent Ramsey has been appointed to the partnership of the Pictet Group with effect from 1 January next year. Once a partner, Ramsey will keep his current responsibilities as deputy chief executive of Pictet Asset Management. Separately, the group announced that Jean-François Demole decided to retire from the partnership with effect from 30 August this year. Demole joined Pictet in 1991 and became a partner in 1998. After retiring, he will continue as board member of Banque Pictet & Cie and of Pictet Alternative Advisors, and will concentrate on private equity and real estate. PRI, Northern Trust, Investor Group on Climate Change, Sycomore Asset Management, Newton Investment Management, Mirabaud Asset Management, Pioneer Investments, Pictet GroupPrinciples for Responsible Investment (PRI) – Nathan Fabian has been appointed director of policy at the PRI and will start his new London-based role on 30 June. He has been chief executive of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) for six years and before that was head of ESG research at Regnan. Fabian has also worked as a senior consultant for Arthur Andersen. Separately, Mamadou-Abou Sarr, global head of environmental, social and governance investing at Northern Trust, has been chosen to join the listed equity steering committee and chair the outreach sub-committee for PRI. In addition, Northern Trust’s senior fixed income portfolio manager Geeta Sharma has joined PRI’s fixed income outreach committee. Sycomore Asset Management – Bertille Presta has been hired as fund manager and head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research. From March last year, she worked at Financière de l’Echiquier, co-leading its SRI strategy and ESG integration process. At Sycomore Asset Management, Presta is taking over from Léa Dunand-Chatellet. She will manage the firm’s ESG team, which currently comprises Alban Préaubert and Claire Bataillie. She will be directly involved in running the company’s SRI portfolios and mandates, along with founding associate Cyril Charlot. Newton Investment Management – Elizabeth Para is joining BNY Mellon subsidiary Newton Investment Management as UK institutional business development manager. She will report to Julian Lyne, head of UK institutional business development and global consultants, and be responsible for forging links with new clients as well as building the firm’s business with corporate and local authority pensions. She will join a team of 14 staff. Para was most recently at Fundsmith, where she worked in institutional sales and consultant relations. Before that, she worked at State Street Global Advisors, BNP Paribas Investment Partners and Alliance Bernstein.  last_img read more

Screen Queensland boss puts Wynnum house on the market

first_imgThe main living areas are practical and family-oriented spaces.“My husband refers to my walk-in wardrobe as another bedroom. We both have one.“It’s absolutely stunning, a perfect family home.” Gus Eagleton’s mural took months to complete, inspiring people to look to the future.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“His inspiration was a child imagining a world and looking out to the ocean and the future,” Mrs Vieira said. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< This glamorous bathroom is the master bedroom ensuite.The property has become a work of art with Brisbane-based international street artist Gus Eagleton commissioned to paint mural for the property. The artwork took months to complete and was the source of some early neighbourhood concern.“We hadn’t built on the block at the time, it was there before the house went up.“My neighbour rang up one day saying someone’s spray painting on your wall.”Another element to arrive before the house was built was the above ground shipping container pool.center_img The above ground pool is a fibreglass-lined shipping container.“We’d seen them in the US and were inspired, then we found a Sunshine Coast company doing shipping container pools that are fibreglass-lined.“We didn’t have to put fencing around it because its natural height means you don’t have to do that.”The house itself is over two levels with a media room and entertaining areas downstairs, and a separate family room, three bedrooms and a master bedroom on the first floor. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN WYNNUM A shipping container and spray paint add an individual touch to this Wynnum house.TWO heavyweights of Queensland’s film industry have put their Wynnum house on the market, not to leave the area but to upsize.Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira and her US-born actor husband Joey Vieira are film industry ambassadors in their different fields.In 2016, they worked together on a project, the building of their home at 9 Cusack Parade, Wynnum. last_img read more

Boycott – Me Before You – “disability death porn.”

first_imgAlex Schadenberg – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 26 May 2016The movie – Me Before You will be released in theatres across North America on June 3.The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is urging its supporters to boycott Me Before You to not give any money to the production of movies that perpetuate the ideology that death is better than living with a disability.We also urge our supporters to donate the admission price to either: Not Dead Yet (donation), Not Dead Yet UK (donation), Toujours Vivant – Not Dead Yet (donate through the Council of Canadians with Disabilities) or the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (donation).This is not a campaign to obstruct free speech, this is a campaign to oppose the “disability death porn” that this movie promotes.In the Me Before You plot (Will Traynor) a man who was paralysed in an accident, decides to die by assisted suicide at a Swiss suicide clinic. His family, who are incredibly wealthy, hire Louisa Clark, as his care-giver. As the story progresses, Clark falls in love with Traynor, but Traynor has decided that death is better than living with a disability. Traynor dies by assisted suicide in Switzerland and of course he loves Clark so much, that he leaves her an inheritance.What is most insidious about the movie is that Traynor’s suicide is sold as an act of love. For me that borders on what I call “disability death porn.”People with disabilities are fighting for social and attitudinal change. Me Before You perpetuates the idea, that death is better than living with a disability.To understand the disability perspective, I urge you to read the comments by people with disabilities concerning Me Before You.William Peace, a Syracuse University professor, known as Bad Cripple, wrote an excellent article: A Second Class Existence: Me Before You Gets It All Wrong.READ MORE: read more

Georgian club, Dinamo Batumi unveil Godfrey Oboabona

first_imgAdvertisement Loading… Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd ProtestsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti Georgian top-flight club, Dinamo Batumi have unveiled Nigeria international, Godfrey Oboabona.center_img His signing came as reinforcement for George Geguchadze’s side ahead of the commencement of the 2020 Erovnuli Liga season. Dinamo Batumi finished second in the Georgian top-flight last term and will participate in the Uefa Europa League qualifiers next season. Read Also:Oboabona dreams Super Eagles returnPrior to the move, Oboabona recently played in the Croatian top-flight with HNK Gorica, where he made 14 appearances during the 2018-19 campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

2 men caught ‘stealing’ carpentry tools

first_imgThe suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the Santa Barbara police station, facing charges./PN ILOILO City – Two persons were nabbedfor allegedly stealing carpentry tools at a construction site in BarangayInangayan, Santa Barbara, Iloilo. Police identified them as resident RodelDuga-Duga, 23, and Arvin Casio, 30, of Barangay Ingore, La Paz district. center_img Construction site’s securityguard Gerlad Calapardo caught the suspects stealing four sacks containingclamps worth P10,000 around 5:20 a.m. on Jan. 22.last_img read more

Dorothy Bischoff, 86

first_imgDorothy Ann Bischoff,86, of St. Leon, passed Friday, November 17, 2016. She leaves her loving family Donald A. Bischoff of St. Leon, Marilyn Farrow (Carl Douglas) of St. Leon and Diane (David). She also leaves her grandchildren: Nicole Farrow, Christina South, Brittany Farrow, and Lauren South. She leaves her sister-in-law Carol Maune of Cedar Grove.She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ralph A. Bischoff, her brother Leo Wilhelm, her sisters Loretta Hoog and Antoinette Hoog Telker.Dorothy was a member of All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Campus.Memorials may be made to: Masses, All Saints Restoration Fund, St. Joseph Cemetery, and Margaret Mary Hospice.last_img read more

GCSC gifts land to City of Greensburg for Pirate Park

first_imgGreensburg, IN — During the August 25 Greensburg Community School Corporation School Board meeting, board members officially gifted the City of Greensburg with more than nine acres of land to complete Pirate Park, a new green space near Greensburg Community High School.Pirate Park is a project that was part of Greensburg’s 2016 Stellar Community presentation to the State of Indiana. The City of Greensburg has been working on Pirate Park since 2016 and is now close to completion. It is expected to be operational by the spring season of 2021.The park will not only be a green space in the community but will also serve as a youth soccer and travel tournament complex. Current plans call for various sized soccer fields, a concession stand, storage area, and public restrooms. Upon completion, it will serve as a full-service soccer space for southeastern Indiana.last_img read more

Saraki shines as ABS FC partner with Kanu International Football Academy

first_imgRelatedPosts ABS FC gets interim Technical Adviser ABS set to unveil new coach NNL: ABS goes on indefinite break It was glitz and glamour in Lagos as Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki shone like a billion stars in the hearts of thousands of Nigerian youths.He warmed his ways into the hearts of the highly enthusiastic youths by setting the records of the signing of the historic and developmental partnership deal with Kanu International Football Academy on Tuesday. Saraki, who is one of the few private owners of Nigerian football clubs, re-emphasised his desires for the continued growth and development of the Nigerian youth in the pact between his team, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club, and Africa’s largest football academy, Kanu International Football Academy.Ably represented at the event by ABS FC’s Director of Football, Alloy Chukwuemeka, the former Senate President remarked that the essence of establishing his football team is to give thousands of talented, but hapless Nigerian youths a leeway in life and help them chart a positive path for their careers.He said: “We are truly committed to the development of Nigerian football, particularly at the grassroots level, which is home to millions of immensely talented young Nigerians.“This historic partnership with Kanu International Football Academy, which is one of the better organized and largest in Nigeria and Africa, is strategic and very important to the ideas behind the establishment of Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club.“And with this partnership, Nigerian football can only get better.” The Director-General of Kanu International Football Academy, Prince Dapo Ajibade, expressed his excitement at the signing of the partnership with ABS FC, which he gleefully described as a great move that would positively change the narratives as it concerns grassroots football development in Nigeria.Ajibade said: “This partnership is a great move that will certainly impact positively on the fortunes of Nigerian football and thousands of gifted but hapless Nigerian youths.“At KIFA, we have the largest pool of young and talented footballers in our well manned 100 centres of excellence, spread across the 36 states and FCT in Nigeria.“I can confidently state that the future of Nigerian football is positively secured.“While KIFA discovers, ABS will develop, and that is the way forward for our football.” This is not the Former Senate President’s first time of empowering and engineering youth development through sport.It is recalled that as Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011, Saraki established the prestigious Kwara Football Academy, which has trained so many youths in football skills, many of whom are prizewinners at national and international football clubs and teams today.Tags: Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football ClubAlloy ChukwuemekaKanu International Football Academy.Kwara Football AcademySenator Abubakar Bukola Sarakilast_img read more

Sunderland draw a blank

first_img But apart from Wickham’s chance and late efforts from Larsson and substitute Steven Fletcher, goalmouth action was at a premium and Swansea, who had full-back Angel Rangel sent off for a second bookable offence nine minutes from time, banked a point on a day when they were far from at their best in front of a crowd of 41,325 at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet had expressed his admiration for the Welsh side’s approach and predicted a difficult afternoon for his players. But his tactical plan, designed to frustrate the visitors, worked well in the opening 45 minutes and Garry Monk’s men could not muster a single attempt on target despite enjoying sustained periods of possession. Indeed, it was the Black Cats who created all the better chances in the first half, forcing Fabianski to earn his money with a series of important saves. Adam Johnson was first to call upon the Poland international when he met Wickham’s 12th-minute flick on beyond the far post and drilled in a half-volley from a tight angle which Fabianski did well to turn away. The keeper had to sprint from his line four minutes later to prevent Will Buckley from latching on to Larsson’s through-ball with Sunderland finding their stride. Swansea were prospering out wide with Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge seeing plenty of the ball as Jonjo Shelvey and Gylfi Sigurdsson kept the supply lines open. But they were able to create little of note with Dyer twice failing to come anywhere near hitting the target after working himself into promising positions. Press Association The unmarked striker was picked out by Sebastian Larsson six yards from goal with 16 minutes of a tight contest remaining, but sent his header wastefully over the bar to let the Swans off the hook as the Black Cats had to settle for their fifth draw in six league outings to date. In a game of few clear-cut chances, the home side enjoyed the better of them with keeper Lukasz Fabianski having to be at his best before the break. Connor Wickham passed up a glorious opportunity to claim a first Barclays Premier League win of the season for Sunderland over 10-man Swansea. By contrast, Sigurdsson had to get in an important 35th-minute block to repel Lee Cattermole’s well-struck volley, and Fabianski was very nearly caught out by Santiago Vergini’s looping header seconds later, eventually throwing out a hand to turn it away at the last minute. Swans striker Bafetimbi Gomis fired tamely high and wide five minutes before the break after turning marker John O’Shea, but Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone headed for the dressing room having not had a save to make. Ki Sung-yueng blazed high over the bar four minutes after the restart with the Welsh side increasing their tempo, and there was an anxious moment for Vergini seconds later when he stuck out a leg as Routledge went past him into the box and went to ground, although referee Chris Foy was unmoved. Mannone was called upon for the first time with 57 minutes gone to keep out Sigurdsson’s dipping effort from distance, but did so with little discomfort. The game became increasingly physical as it wore on with Ashley Williams and Wickham in particular becoming embroiled in a wrestling match. Poyet looked to inject fresh impetus by replacing Johnson with Ricky Alvarez with 24 minutes remaining, and the Argentinian had an immediate impact as he targeted full-back Neil Taylor and covering midfielder Routledge. It was the Black Cats turn to look in vain to Mr Foy after Wickham appeared to be dragged to the ground inside the box by central defender Federico Fernandez with 68 minutes gone with time fast running out. They came agonisingly close to snatching the lead three minutes later when Buckley slipped past Fernandez and drove the ball across goal, where Taylor did just enough to prevent Wickham making contact in front of a gaping goal. But the former Ipswich striker was guilty of a glaring 74th-minute miss when he met Larsson’s cross unopposed, but powered his header harmlessly over the bar. With Rangel having departed after bring down Buckley to earn his second yellow card, Fabianski plucked Larsson’s 83rd-minute free-kick from under his crossbar and Fletcher headed a cross from the impressive Alvarez just wide seconds later, but the visitors stood firm. last_img read more

Wenger: No Cesc regrets

first_img Press Association Manager Arsene Wenger maintains there can be no regrets over former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas moving to Chelsea from Barcelona this summer. The Gunners will come up against their ex-skipper in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Stamford Bridge after the Spain international signed for the Blues ahead of the World Cup. Arsenal held first option on the 27-year-old, who left to rejoin his boyhood club for £30million in August 2011 having come of age under Wenger’s guidance after arriving as a raw teenager. Wenger, however, insists all of that is now water under the bridge. Asked whether he believed Fabregas’ first choice would have been to rejoin the Gunners, Wenger said: “Certainly, yes. (But) I don’t want to make a big story of that because you have to accept that once he had moved away from us, and it was the first separation which was difficult for us. “Once he went to Barcelona, he could have gone anywhere else after. “I personally believe that deal (with Chelsea) was done a long time ago, early 2014.” Wenger continued: “I didn’t speak to Cesc directly. I was informed that he might go to Chelsea, but when I was informed I thought the deal was already done. “Everybody has the freedom to go where they want. We have to respect their decisions. “As long as we are not in contention (for the transfer), we cannot stop people going where they want. “I have also told you before why it was not a subject for us – we were in search of more up front and more defensive opportunities than creative midfielders. We have many. “When Cesc left we bought Ozil to buy an offensive player. We have Cazorla, we have Wilshere, we have Ramsey, we have Oxlade-Chamberlain, who are all offensive players. We were not in the need to buy offensive players. “It makes sense if you just look at the balance of the team. I think that was a decision that is easy to understand.” Wenger hopes Arsenal fans will not vent their frustrations on Fabregas and they should only have happy memories. “When Cesc looks back at his career he will find that Arsenal and myself had a very positive impact on his career. Nobody can dispute that,” he said. “After that, I hope that everyone has the feeling we had a positive influence and that he had a great career. That is all you can do. “I have no personal animosity against Fabregas. “I wish him well. He is a great player and a person and player I love. “Once he left us, he left us. We are all professionals and we have to accept that.” Wenger conceded the 6-0 mauling at Stamford Bridge in March – where Arsenal were 3-0 down inside 17 minutes and had Kieran Gibbs sent off – was a day they would certainly “never forget” on his 1,000th match in charge. He said: “It was of course a very bad memory, but football is not made of history, it is made of performance and performance in the next game that counts, that is what we want to do.” Wenger has yet to get the better of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in their 11 meetings and on the eve of last season’s encounter was branded a “specialist in failure” by the Portuguese coach. The 64-year-old, whose side went on to lift the 2014 FA Cup at Wembley, is not about to get involved in any pre-match mind games. “One of the privileges of age is that your ego is less important and you more offer your knowledge to what is important, and that is the performance of the team,” he said. “It is not a game between two managers, it is a game between two teams and two clubs. “The recent history (at Chelsea) was negative for us and on Sunday we have a good opportunity to change history.” Wenger, meanwhile, maintained forward Lukas Podolski was still part of his plans, despite the German World Cup winner hinting he may look to leave to find more regular football. last_img read more