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first_imgThe Investment Association (TIA) – Helena Morrissey is set to become chair of the newly created TIA, after the merger between the Investment Management Association (IMA) and the Association of British Insurers’ (ABI) investment affairs division. In light of the merger, Morrisey will replace Douglas Ferrans, current IMA chairman, who is stepping down after four years in the role. Daniel Godfrey remains chief executive of the newly merged lobby group. Morrissey is also chief executive at Newton Asset Management and founded the 30% Club, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of women onto corporate boards.JP Morgan Asset Management – John Bilton has been appointed head of the global strategy team in the firm’s investment management solutions global mulit-asset group. Bilton joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was the European equity strategist responsible for asset allocation research. From London, Bilton will be responsible for global economic and asset allocation strategies. Towers Watson, Railways Pension Scheme, AVÖ, The Investment Association, JP Morgan Asset ManagementTowers Watson – Chris Mansi, currently the consultancy’s European delegated CIO, has been promoted to a global role in charge of all $60bn (€44.2bn) of delegated mandates. Mansi, who has been with the firm for 15 years, has been promoted alongside Craig Baker. Baker was previously global head of research at Towers Watson’s investment division, and has been named global CIO.Separately, Michael Valentine has joined the firm in Zurich from Mercer to consult German-speaking Swiss clients on investment issues. He follows Edouard Stucki in some of his positions, but not as a board member. Stucki had left the consultancy earlier this year to pursue new opportunities. Sebastien Brocard remains as investment consultant for the French-speaking Swiss clients, a position he has held for two years now.Railways Pension Scheme – John Chilman has become chairman of the pension scheme for railway workers in the UK. Chilman replaces Derek Scott, who was chair for seven years and will remain employer director of the scheme for his final three years on the board. Chilman, who has been on the board since 2007, is also director of reward and pensions at FirstGroup, a bus and rail company.AVÖ – Manfred Rapf has been elected president of the Austrian actuarial association AVÖ. He also heads the life insurance department at the Austrian insurance federation VVÖ. Rapf follows Christoph Krischanitz, managing director of actuarial consultancy Arithmetica. After six years in office, Krischanitz could not be re-elected president and is now serving as vice-president.last_img read more

Buying a house sight-unseen paid off for the owners of this house

first_img57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield“I was even more pleasantly surprised about what a beautiful feel the house had to it and really liked it,” she said.Since their ownership, they have renovated bathrooms and they undertook a major renovation about five years ago to restore some of the original features to their former glory.Ms Anderson’s favourite part of the home is an atrium which is effectively an internal space but can be opened up.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago 57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield.“It has an opening glass roof and it also has one massive big slider which goes across the whole front of the room and sliding doors that go on the side so when you actually open everything up, you feel like you are outside even though you are inside,’’ she said.“It overlooks the back yard, and I definitely think it was the most successful thing in the renovation.’’ 57 Enderley Rd, ClayfieldThe original home was designed by Brisbane firm Chambers and Ford in 1923. Known as Fetlar, it is on a 1215sq m block of land.Inside are herringbone designed timber floors at the entrance and original leadlight windows. There are formal living and dining areas, with high crossbeam ceilings. The home has a private reading space, formal living room with a fireplace and traditional windows.There is a deck at the front of the house and the kitchen has stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and storage space. 57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield.center_img 57 Enderley Rd, ClayfieldJodie Anderson took the risk of buying their family home at 57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield, sight unseen.Living in Europe with her family at the time with young children it was difficult to get back to Australia to see the house before it went to auction.So she had family members give it the once over and they successfully secured it at auction for their return to Australia.They wanted to buy in Clayfield because it had good access to the airport, there were good schools in the area and homes on reasonable size blocks of land.“I just loved the look of it, the Californian bungalow style,” Ms Anderson said. On arrival in Australia, she was pleased to see the home had as much character as she thought it would. 57 Enderley Rd, ClayfieldThe main bedroom has a bay window and built-in robe and an ensuite as well as a walk-in robe.From the upper level of the home are views to the Gateway Bridge and beyond.It also has a study, large laundry, additional powder room, double lockup garage and a climate-controlled, glass- cased wine cellar which can hold more than 3000 bottles.last_img read more

PH halts issuance of ‘visa upon arrival’ to Chinese nationals

first_imgMANILA – Amid coronavirus scare, theBureau of Immigration temporarily stopped the issuance of tourist visas toChinese nationals. The virus is believed to have originatedlate last year in a food market in Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife. Chinese nationals cannot enter the Philippines as easily as before following the issuance of a new immigration order which temporarily suspends ‘visa upon arrival’ facility in all gateways across the country. UNTV “It is also a way to prevent Chinesenationals, who could be carriers of the virus, from visiting the country,” sheadded. Coronavirus infections have a wide rangeof symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathingdifficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratorysyndrome, kidney failure and death. “We are taking the proactive measure toslow down travel and possibly help prevent the entry of the novel coronavirus,”Morente said. According to the Jan. 26 situationreport of the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 2,014 cases of2019-nCoV have been reported globally, 1,985 of which were from China. The 2019-nCoV was first reported inWuhan City, China on Dec. 31, 2019. Symptoms of this new strain include fever,cough, and difficulty in breathing. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, meanwhile, saidthe continuous spread of the virus should prompt the Department of ForeignAffairs (DFA) to be on alert for possible evacuations of Filipinos working inWuhan, China. Last Thursday, the World HealthOrganization called the outbreak an emergency for China, but stopped short ofdesignating it a global emergency. According to Gatchalian, it is importantfor DFA to locate the Filipinos ahead of a possible evacuation and they should alsoconstantly monitor the situation in Wuhan of overseas Filipino workers (OFWS) sothat the government can address their needs. Many of thosewho died had pre-existing medical conditions or were elderly,authorities have said. The total number of confirmed cases inChina rose about 30 percent to 2,744, about half of them in the centralprovince of Hubei, whose capital is Wuhan. “We have to prepare for anyeventuality,” Gatchalian said. “Nakakabahalaang mabilis na pagkalat ng coronavirus saiba’t ibang bahagi ng mundo at mahalagang may regular din dapat na ibinibigayna balita ang DFA tungkol sakaligtasan ng ating mga OFW.” Cases have also been reported in HongKong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States, as well as Australia,Canada, France, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam. Nodeaths have been reported outside China. This move aims to ensure the new virus –officially known as 2019-nCoV – will not enter the country, ImmigrationCommissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement on Tuesday. Chinese researchers believe it may havebeen transmitted to humans from snakes, which in turn may have got it frombats. Both animals were known to have been sold at the market. (With Reuters/PN)last_img read more

Batesville man faces drug charges following traffic stop

first_imgBatesville, In.—A September routine traffic stop led to a October arrest for a Batesville man.Major Brad Wessel from the Batesville Police Department says on September 22 officers stopped Jonathan Salyer, 50, and paraphernalia and marijuana was found after canine Jinx alerted officers.After police released Salyer a search warrant was requested and received, then executed at his home when he was not there. During the search police found marijuana, paraphernalia, methamphetamine and controlled substances.Salyer was located and arrested on October 5 and taken to the Ripley County Jail. Salyer has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a controlled substance.last_img read more

Inter Milan, Lazio still going for Chelsea forward

first_img Loading… Inter, Lazio and Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly not given up on Olivier Giroud even after his Chelsea contract extension.Advertisement Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee12 Actors Who Can Only Play Bad GuysCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?center_img The forward was going to be a free agent this summer and was very close to Inter in the January transfer window.According to the Daily Express, signing a new one-year deal at Stamford Bridge has by no means secured his future, it just guaranteed Chelsea won’t lose him as a free agent.Inter and Lazio are still ready to pursue the 33-year-old France international.Read Also: Premier League: One positive case in latest round of testingThey are joined in the race by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur, which would mean his family didn’t have to leave London.Lazio director Igli Tare visited Giroud in January and said recently he had got the idea the player wanted to remain in the English Capital, as his family has been there since the move to Arsenal in 2012.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Ligue 1: Last-gasp Draxler header helps PSG pip Metz

first_img Read Also: Messi nets right-footed rocket as first Barca goal under Koeman Now fully recovered from COVID-19, the former Real Madrid midfielder weighed in with five shots, too, but it was a slightly wayward cross that ultimately proved the difference. PSG have little time to reflect on a much-needed triumph as they head to Nice on Sunday. Metz host fellow strugglers Reims later the same day. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Bernat hobbled off in the closing stages to leave PSG two men down and Metz’s Youssef Maziz came agonisingly close to a decisive stoppage-time strike as he swept wide. That goal would instead belong to Draxler as Di Maria kept the ball in play on the left flank and sent in a teasing centre that Oukidja awkwardly parried up for the waiting German winger to steal the points. A remarkable Oukidja save with his legs denied Icardi when he looked destined to net the winner, then the goalkeeper’s left boot repelled Di Maria. Neymar might have been one of three PSG players sent off against Marseille, robbing the team of some star quality in the coming weeks, but this no longer looked like a threadbare XI. Tuchel had Navas, Marquinhos and Icardi back for this match and they dominated 72 per cent of the possession, yet PSG’s finishing was woeful until Draxler could not miss. A draw would not have been well received, even with selection issues, while a third straight defeat to start the season – very much on the table in the closing stages – would have been an unwanted first in the club’s history. One man who could have shouldered little blame had this ended in a stalemate was Di Maria, whose five key passes should have yielded at least a couple of assists.center_img Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain snatched a precious late 1-0 victory after again toiling at home to Metz on Wednesday night. Having suffered consecutive 1-0 defeats – which came amid several positive coronavirus tests in the squad – PSG looked set to be frustrated again in their pursuit of a first goal and first win after three league matches in 2020-21. Abdou Diallo was sent off and Juan Bernat departed injured, leaving nine PSG players battling to preserve a point until Julian Draxler profited on a goalkeeping error at the other end to head in. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan You Imagine Quitting A Role Because Of Dislike For W. Smith?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices? PSG players collapsed in a heap at the end as the Champions League finalists moved out of the bottom three and eased the pressure on coach Thomas Tuchel less than a month on from the Lisbon loss to Bayern Munich. Draxler’s goal came after great work from Di Maria, who had been PSG’s one bright spark right from the outset. The Argentina international went close with a pair of early efforts and then twice crossed for Mauro Icardi to head over and twice set Pablo Sarabia clear, only for Alexandre Oukidja to block on each occasion. Meanwhile, the hosts survived a scare when Keylor Navas rushed to the rescue as Farid Boulaya – apparently just onside – failed to add the finishing touch to a frantic counter-attack. PSG’s attacking impetus waned after the interval and the hapless Diallo made their task harder still as his stray arm caught Ibrahima Niane for a second booking.last_img read more

Late restart opens door for Logue at SportMod Nationals

first_imgBRITT, Iowa (June 22) – A race he didn’t win last August helped put Johnathon Logue in victory lane at Hancock County Speedway.His runner-up finish during the Night of 10,000 Stars show at Britt was on Logue’s mind at the start of Tuesday’s MaxYield Seed SportMod Nationals.Remembering how George Nordman used the lower groove to get the best of him before at Britt, Logue followed the same line from 13th starting to the $2,500 checkers.The victory was his fourth of the season and, surprisingly, his Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod career first away from his hometown Boone Speedway.“My crew has put a lot of sweat and blood and work into this car,” Logue said. “This win got the weight off my shoulders.”He passed Jared Boumeester for the lead following a caution with five circuits left in the 30-lapper.“I’m not sure why no one else tried to run the bottom. Once I got to the 81 (Boumeester) I showed him my line and the yellow came out. I didn’t know if I’d get another chance,” said Logue. “But to be able to race with him for that amount of time and never touch meant a lot to me as a driver.”Austin Luellen raced side-by-side with Carter VanDenBerg much of the way before taking over second.Boumeester, Sam Wieben and VanDenBerg completed the top five finishers. Forty-four cars were entered.Jake Simpson ran second to Logue in their “B” feature and finished sixth in the main event. Brandon Ostwald advanced 14 positions to finish eighth and earn hard charger honors along with an extra $100.Logue had finished 15th at last year’s SportMod Nationals despite getting banged up in both his heat and “B” qualifier. He’d almost won for the first time away from Boone this spring, leading all but the last lap of the Frostbuster at Benton County Speedway.“We keep track (in the hauler) of how I’ve finished at every race,” said Logue, the 2014 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s champion. “For this one we’ll put ‘13th to 1st, SportMod Nationals.”Feature results – 1. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 2. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 3. Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn.; 4. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 5. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; 6. Jake Simpson, Algona; 7. Randy Roberts, Boone; 8. Brandon Ostwald, Algona; 9. Shane Swanson, Forest City; 10. Ben Schultze, Algona; 11. Brandon Williams, Des Moines; 12. Doug Cook, Algona; 13. Jerid Ratzke, Williams; 14. Nate Chodur, Lake Mills; 15. Jake Sachau, Denison; 16. Cory Rose, Boone; 17. Brandon Spanjer, Crete, Neb.; 18. George Nordman, Mason City; 19. Jake McBirnie, Boone; 20. Joey Schaefer, Waterloo; 21. Nate Whitehurst, Mason City; 22. Colby Fett, Algona; 23. Nick Meyer, Whittemore; 24. Dan Drury, Eldora.Heat winners were VanDenBerg, Nordman, Boumeester, Sachau, Luellen and Fett. Nordman won the dash. “B” feature winners were Logue and Swanson.last_img read more

Andy Ruiz Jr shows off body transformation

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Andy Ruiz Jr is looking clearly slimmer in the latest images he’s released from his training camp for the Anthony Joshua rematch.Much was made of the Mexican-American’s weight before the first fight, as he appeared rotund coming in as a late replacement and professing his love for Snickers.Ruiz Jr weighed in at 268lbs before knocking Joshua out, but is hoping to be around a stone lighter this time.“I have a lot of respect for Anthony, outside the ring he is a very good man,” the champion told ESPN Mexico.“But inside [the ring] there are no friends, there is no respect or anything.“It will not be an easy fight. I think it will be a hard fight, but nothing is easy in life, so we are training very hard. We will be prepared for whatever he brings.“I will arrive in better condition. Lighter, faster and more powerful. They will believe that in December they will win.“People will always talk, but I have faith that we’re going to win and shut up more mouths.”Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony Joshualast_img read more

Sahil Dey wins silver in Malaysian International Chess Festival

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam Chess Prodigy Shahil Dey bagged silver medal in the Under 12 Rapid category of the 15th Malaysian International Chess Festival 2018 held at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia today. Shahil scored 5.5 points out of 6 rounds and finished joint first. However, he had to settle for the silver medal on the basis of a tie-break score.Shahil along with Dhrupad Kashyap and Nandan Buragohain of Assam Chess Club are also participating in the Open Category of the 15th edition of the championship which is now in progress at Kuala Lumpur. The competition would be concluded on August 26.last_img read more

Bolt says going out with 9.7s would be good

first_img…targets lightning fast 2017WORLD’S fastest man Usain Bolt is hopeful of turning in a lighting fast final season on the track after being encouraged by an early season clean bill of health.Bolt, the highly decorated Olympic and World Champion, is expected to call it quits this year, with the World Championships in London earmarked as his final meet.The world 100m and 200m world record holder will, however, only compete over the shorter distance where he hopes to clock a few fast times. Bolt is the holder of three of the five sub-9.7 second clockings in history and believes it could be possible to add to that mark.“Normally (in February) I’m injured, so I’m in Europe at the doctor or in Jamaica trying to find ways to get back into shape,’’ he said.“I can’t remember when last I ran in February. I don’t know, probably four years ago, maybe.“I think to be able to run early in the season is always good. The fact that I have no injuries is ¬always good. Most of the time in February, January, I have niggles so the fact that I have no problem is always a good sign.“If everything goes smoothly and I continue to train as I think I can, at the level that I want to, it definitely will help me to get as close as possible to where I want to be (in August).“It would be great to go out running 9.7, 9.6, it would look good.’’Bolt has suffered several injury-plagued seasons over the past few years, in part due to the effects of scoliosis. (SPORTS Max)last_img read more