Wednesday people roundup

first_imgRedington – Dan Mikulskis, Pete Drewienkiewicz and Mitesh Sheth have been promoted at consultancy Redington to become managing directors of their respective business areas: asset liability management, manager research and business development and communications, respectively. Neha Bhargava and Rachel Johnson have been made directors within client consulting and operations. Redington said all of these promotions were part of its new push for business growth.Morningstar – Dan Kemp has been appointed CIO at Morningstar’s Investment Management Group for the EMEA region. He is replacing Daniel Needham, CFA, who became president and CIO for the Morningstar Investment Management Group in January 2015. Robin Johnson, CFA, has also been hired as head of portfolio management, EMEA. Kemp joined Morningstar in 2014 as co-head of investment consulting and portfolio management for Morningstar Investment Management in the EMEA region, having previously worked at investment consultancy Albemarle Street Partners, which he co-founded. In his new role, he will report to Needham. Johnson came to Morningstar in 2007, after working at Mellon Global Investors and Bestinvest. He will report to Kemp.SYZ Asset Management – Katia Coudray has been appointed chief executive of SYZ Asset Management and head of OYSTER Funds. She was previously at Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) in Geneva, where she was a member of the asset management executive committee. Florent Guy-Ducrot has been hired by the firm, which is a division of the SYZ Group, as head of business development, replacing Xavier Guillon. Guy-Ducrot has previously been head of sales and distribution in various asset management companies including HSBC and Crédit Agricole (now Amundi).Schroders – Owen Scarrott is joining Schroders early next month in the newly created role of materials and energy global sector specialist. He most recently worked as an equity analyst at Morgan Stanley and had similar jobs at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. Scarrott will be based in London and report to Simon Webber, who is responsible for the global sector specialist team.Pioneer Investments – Michael Dirstine has been hired by Pioneer Investments and will take on the newly created role of institutional business development officer. He will be based in Boston. Before joining the firm, Dirstine was vice-president of institutional sales at Eaton Vance.Russell Investments – Van Luu has been appointed head of currency and fixed income strategy at Russell Investments, to be based in London. He will report to Andrew Pease, global head of investment strategy. He comes to the firm from Norges Bank Investment Management, where he was a senior analyst for investment policy and allocation strategies. NAPF, Whitbread, comPlan, Sulzer, Swisscom, RobecoSAM, Redington, Morningstar, SYZ Asset Management, Schroders, Pioneer Investments, Russell InvestmentsUK National Association of Pension Funds – Lesley Williams, group pensions director at Whitbread, has been appointed chair of the NAPF, succeeding Ruston Smith, whose two-year tenure will end at the NAPF annual general meeting on 16 October. Williams has been a non-executive director of the NAPF since 2011 and is currently chair of its defined contribution council.comPlan/Sulzer – Urs Schaffner will leave his position as managing director of the CHF4bn (€3.8bn) pensionskasse for the machinery maker Sulzer (SVE) to become head of the CHF9.5bn pension plan for telecommunications company Swisscom (comPlan) from October. He will replace André-Pierre Schmidt, who is leaving after five years. At SVE, the search for a replacement for Schaffner is ongoing. It has now also been confirmed that Edouard Stucki, formerly at Towers Watson Switzerland, has joined the asset management team at comPlan at the beginning of the year. RobecoSAM – Bas Knol has been appointed active ownership specialist in RobecoSAM’s governance and active ownership team, taking up the role on 1 June. Before this, he was at ABN AMRO Private Banking, where he was responsible for integrating environmental, social and governance factors into the investment process.last_img read more

Lyon bites back for Australia in final session

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyDHARAMSALA, India(Reuters)-Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed four wickets in the final session to halt India’s progress and help restrict the hosts to 248 for six on the second day of the fourth and final Test on Sunday.At 157 for two, and with the dependable Cheteshwar Pujara and stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane looking set in the middle, India appeared to have the upper hand before Lyon (4-67) intervened after tea.In the first over of the final session, Lyon sent back Pujara for 57 and went on to dismiss Karun Nair, Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin to deflate the hosts.Ravindra Jadeja clobbered a couple of sixes and was batting on 16 at the close, while Wriddhiman Saha was on 10, having survived two reviews and a dropped catch.India are still 52 runs behind Australia’s first innings total of 300 in the decider of the four-Ttest series which is level at 1-1.“It’s an unbelievable feeling, to be pretty evenly poised after day two,” Lyon told reporters.“I know we probably left a few runs out there but to have India six down for 240-odd after a pretty a good day on the field — (I am) quite happy to be honest.”Pat Cummins and new ball colleague Josh Hazlewood were aggressive in the morning session on a pitch which offered wholesome bounce to the pacemen.Hazlewood was rewarded for constantly attacking the line outside the off-stump when Murali Vijay edged him to Matthew Wade to depart for 11.Fellow opener Lokesh Rahul was hit on the index finger of his right hand by a Hazlewood delivery but the right-hander recovered to score 60 and give India a strong start.The 24-year-old left well, drove elegantly and slog-swept Steve O’Keefe for a six en route to his fifth half-century of the series.The second-wicket partnership was worth 87 runs and was looking ominous until Rahul went for a wild hook, with the bouncer hitting the toe end of his bat before finding David Warner at mid off.Rahane found himself in the line of fire and the otherwise dependable batsman made things difficult for himself by trying to pull and hook his way out of trouble.Pujara, who batted for more than 11 hours in the drawn third test in Ranchi for his 202, played with characteristic calmness at the other end and brought up his fifty with a boundary off Lyon.The off-spinner claimed a major breakthrough when he ended Pujara’s nearly three-and-half hour vigil by getting him caught at short leg.Leading the side in absence of injured regular skipper Virat Kohli, Rahane fell to Lyon for 46 with Australia skipper Steve Smith taking a sharp catch at slip.Ashwin made 30 before he was trapped leg-before by Lyon.“All of us got starts but we could not convert,” Rahul said of his top and middle order colleagues.“We’re happy. (At the) end of the day, (nearly) 250 runs for six wickets was not really the worst day for us.” AUSTRALIA 1st innings 300 (S. Smith 111, M. Wade 57, D. Warner 56; K. Yadav 4-68)India 1st innings (Overnight: 0-0)L. Rahul c Warner b Cummins 60M. Vijay c Wade b Hazlewood 11C. Pujara c Handscomb b Lyon 57A. Rahane c Smith b Lyon 46K. Nair c Wade b Lyon 5R. Ashwin lbw b Lyon 30W. Saha not out 10R. Jadeja not out 16Extras (b-4 lb-9) 13Total (for 6 wickets, 91 overs) 248Fall of wickets: 1-21 M. Vijay,2-108 L. Rahul,3-157 C. Pujara,4-167 K. Nair,5-216 A. Rahane,6-221 R. AshwinTo bat: B. Kumar, K. Yadav, U. YadavBowling: J. Hazlewood 18 – 6 – 40 – 1,P. Cummins 21 – 5 – 59 – 1,N. Lyon 28 – 5 – 67 – 4,S. O’Keefe 24- 4 – 69 – 0.last_img read more

Marathonbet links-up with Premier League champs Man City

first_img Online bookmaker Marathonbet has migrated across Manchester, after becoming the first ever official global betting partner of Manchester City.The new multi-year agreement with last seasons runaway Premier League Champions covers both the men’s and women’s teams, with Marathonbet pledging that fans are to see some of the best odds on market when betting on City in the coming season, in celebration of the new deal.Natalia Zavodnik, Chief Executive Officer at Marathonbet, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce this global partnership with one of the most exciting clubs in world football.“The club share our ideas of innovation and providing their supporters and football fans alike with extraordinary odds, markets and experiences; something we saw with their record breaking 2017/18 season. This announcement is a marker of our intention as a global brand and we can’t wait to get started.”Marathonbet is to see its logo emblazoned on interview backdrops as well as across the Etihad Stadium, with visitors to the stadium for the 2018/19 season to also see its matchday offering available through a number of branded betting kiosks.Fans of Pep Guardiola’s side are to also see Marathonbet provide a series of exclusive digital content, themed around the first team fixtures, and pre-match previews, as well as having the chance to win ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences.Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice President of partnerships at Manchester City Football Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Marathonbet to Manchester City. Marathonbet shares our commitment to providing fans across the world with the best possible matchday experience, whether that’s at the Etihad Stadium or following around the world through digital platforms.“Marathonbet has a great history of innovation and we are excited by their plans to engage with City fans through this new partnership.”Announcing the deal, both parties joined forces for the below video.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Share SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020last_img read more

Shohei Ohtani will start Sunday, but Angels’ eventual six-man starting rotation still short on details

first_imgAfter Richards starts Thursday and Tyler Skaggs on Friday, Matt Shoemaker will start Saturday’s game in Oakland. Shohei Ohtani, who was officially added to the Angels’ 40-man roster after Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Dodgers, will start Sunday. He and Skaggs threw bullpens side-by-side at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.Heaney threw a bullpen Tuesday as well. The left-hander could conceivably begin the season on the 10-day disabled list with elbow inflammation before jumping in as the team’s sixth starter. His schedule is to be determined.As for when Richards and the others learn of their subsequent assignments, he said “we’ll know apparently the day after we pitch when we’re throwing next, or they’ll give us as early a heads up as possible.”In theory a six-man rotation might allow Manager Mike Scioscia to stretch out each pitcher longer than he would within a five-man rotation. Scioscia didn’t dismiss that possibility Tuesday, but he isn’t counting on it either. For now, don’t expect the prospect of extra rest lengthening Scioscia’s leash on Richards – or the Angels’ other starters.“They might be fresher and they’ll be able to pitch longer into the game,” Scioscia said, “but you just can’t go on the assumption that ‘it’s a six-man rotation, these guys can throw an extra four outs.’” LOS ANGELES — Garrett Richards will leave the task of dressing up his opening day start to the game-day crew at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.One day after learning he would pitch the Angels’ first game of the season, Richards spoke matter-of-factly about the assignment.“Eh, I mean honestly I’m just taking the first turn in the rotation,” he said. “After we get through it one time, everything gets jumbled around anyway.”What happens next could be more interesting than what happens first. At some point the Angels will flip from a traditional five-man rotation to a flexible six-man rotation. When, exactly, remains to be announced. Even their fifth starter hasn’t been announced yet. Richards was healthy all spring after being limited to six starts last season due to a biceps injury. Injuries limited the availability of Ohtani, Heaney, Skaggs and Shoemaker at times last year, too. That might be why Richards, for one, is willing to trade the uncertainty of his schedule for the promise of extra rest down the road.“We’re all healthy. We’re all adjusted,” he said. “We’re all ready to go.”FINAL ROSTER MOVESTo make room for Ohtani on the Angels’ 40-man roster, catcher Carlos Perez was designated for assignment.Right-handed pitcher Felix Peña was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake, leaving right-handers Noe Ramirez and Rule 5 pick Luke Bard with the final bullpen jobs. Additionally, Chris Carter was told he would not be on the Opening Day roster. The veteran first baseman was in camp on a minor-league contract.Perez, who was out of minor league options, might have needed an injury to starter Martin Maldonado or backup Rene Rivera to open the season in the majors. He batted .265 (9 for 34) with four doubles in spring training, after hitting .224 with 10 home runs in 184 games for the Angels over parts of the last three seasons.Juan Graterol, who was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, is the third catcher on the Angels’ 40-man roster.Peña allowed five runs in 11 spring innings. Ramirez allowed six runs in 12-1/3 innings and Bard allowed 11 runs in 12-1/3 innings. As a Rule 5 pick, Bard must remain on the Angels’ major league roster or be returned to the Minnesota Twins.Carter went 11 for 41 (.268) with three home runs in 24 spring games.KINSLER AILINGIan Kinsler was held out of the Angels’ starting lineup for the second straight day, and Scioscia revealed the second baseman is battling tightness in his groin.“We’re going to evaluate him (Wednesday),” Scioscia said. “He’s going to work out at 11 o’clock and we’ll get an idea of where he is. He’s made a lot of progress.”Scioscia wouldn’t venture to estimate the likelihood of Kinsler beginning the season on the disabled list. Zack Cozart started at second base each of the last two days. Luis Valbuena started at third base on Tuesday and Jefry Marte played third on Monday.Kinsler finished spring training with 11 hits, including one home run, in 43 at-bats, a .256 average.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

What Message has Amel Tuka sent after the Triumph?

first_imgThe best athlete in BiH, Amel Tuka, defended the title of the best in the 800m discipline at the 22nd International Athletic Rally in Velenje, Slovenia.Tuka, who set up the record in 800 meters last year, did not make another record this time but confirmed the standard for the London World Championships.“First place in Velenje with great 1: 45.34! The standard for the World Cup in London this year and currently the second highest score in Europe at 800 meters! Let’s go on for even better results,” said Tuka.(Source: faktor)last_img

Man fleeing manslaughter charges arrested in Broward

first_imgInvestigators in Connecticut are reporting that a suspect facing manslaughter charges in the death of his ex-girlfriend has been apprehended in Broward County.49-year-old John Shepard was arrested over the weekend after the story of his disappearance aired on Eye Witness News  and prompted multiple people to call in with tips.Authorities say in 2013 Shepard had been drinking and caused a rollover crash while off-roading.His girlfriend Leah Coleman, was injured in the crash and later died from her injuries.Shepard then left the state before the police could issue a warrant.last_img