Friday people roundup

first_imgKoopvaardij, APG, TELA, DNB, Towers Watson, BlackRock, Schroder Investment ManagementKoopvaardij – Ernst Hagen has been named a member of the supervisory board of Koopvaardij, the pension fund for the merchant navy. He is also head of fiduciary management at F&C Netherlands, and was until 2010 head of asset management at the pension fund for the hospitality industry Horeca & Catering.APG – Gerben De Zwart has been appointed head of quant equities at the asset manager. Previously, De Zwart was head of quantitative equity research as well as senior portfolio manager at APG. He has also worked as a quantitave analyst at ING Investment Management and Robeco.TELA – Timo Ritakallio has been elected chairman of the Finnish Pensions Alliance (TELA). Ritakallio, who was named as pension mutual Ilmarinen’s new chief executive in September last year, replaces former chairman Harri Sailas. Sailas was was chief executive of Ilmarinen for eight years, and served as TELA’s chairman from 2006 until his retirement.  De Nederlandsche Bank – Wim Kuijken has been appointed chairman of the Dutch regulator’s supervisory board. Kuiken is to succeed Alexander Rinnooy Kan, who stepping down to run for the Dutch Senate. Towers Watson – Harm Blaak has been promoted to leader, risk consulting & software for Northen, Central and Eastern Europe as of 1 July. He is to combine this task with his current position as leader risk consulting & software for the Benelux. As of 1 July, he will be responsible for the entire service provision for insurers in both regions.BlackRock – Marc van Heel has decided to step down from his current position as country manager for the Benelux, but will continue to serve as a non-executive director for BlackRock Netherlands. Meanwhile, Peter Nielsen, BlackRock’s country manager for the Nordics and head of BlackRock’s continental European institutional business, will temporarily take over as country manager for the Benelux, while keeping his current responsibilities. Leen Meijaard, previously head of iShares EMEA Sales, has been appointed as chairman of Benelux. In this new position, Meijaard will play a critical role in strategic account leadership for key current and prospective accounts in the Benelux.Schroder Investment Management – Daniel Lösche has joined Schroders market and competition analysis team in Frankfurt. In his new role, he will work on capital market strategy, reporting to head of insurance Charles Neus.last_img read more

No bail bond for murder suspect

first_imgHe was detained in the lockup facility of the Escalante City police station./PN The 26-year-old resident Allan Chavez was nabbed around P5:40 p.m. on May 31.Chavez’s apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Estefanio Libutan Jr. of the Regional Trial Court Branch 57 in San Carlos City dated Sept. 2, 2019. BACOLOD City – The court recommended no bail bond for the temporary liberty of a murder suspect arrested in Barangay Cervantes, Escalante City, Negros Occidentallast_img

Bulldogs Track Team Results

first_imgSome of the Batesville Bulldog Track Team traveled to Lawrence Central High School on Saturday to participate in the Midwest Meet Prep Meet.This meet was by invitation only. Athletes had to pre-qualify to be able to participate in this meet by hitting certain standards in each event. This year was one of the highest participating number events for the Bulldogs. It gave them to opportunity to compete against top athletes in each event. There were over 700 athletes, 33 schools participating in the female events and 32 schools in the male events.Those that participated for Batesville and their events were:  100m dash-Sophie Meadows, Stephanie Nobbe, Zach Mears; 200m dash-Sophie Meadows, Stephanie Nobbe, John Moody, Jacob Koehne; 110m hurdles-Garrett Wagner; 300m hurdles-Clare Bruns, Garrett Wagner; 400m dash-Haylee Harmeyer, Madeliene Robben, John Moody; 800m run-Connor Bell; 1600m run-Sarah Poltrack, Emma Gausman, Caleb Moster; 3200m run-Mary Poltrack, Caleb Moster; High Jump-Morgan Meyer; Long Jump-Stephanie Nobbe; Shot Put-Samantha HeidlageDiscus-Samantha Heidlage; 4 x 100 Teams of Clare Bruns, Sophie Meadows, Morgan Meyer, Stephanie Nobbe and Garrett Wagner, Jacob Koehne, CJ Thomas, Zach Mears; 4 x 400 Team of Clare Bruns, Madeleine Robben, Sarah Poltrack, Haylee Harmeyer ; and the 4 x 800 Teams of Sarah Poltrack, Emma Gausman, Madeleine Robben, Mary Poltrack and Caleb Moster, Ian Yorn, Clay Yeaton and Quinten Gowdy.The meet started out with the lady Bulldog 4 x 800 team running an awesome race, just 1 second behind the school record and coming in meet runner-up. Three girls ran a personal best 800 split best. Sarah (2:27.8), Emma (2:30.2) and Madeleine (2:34.2)with their final time at 10:06.58. Sarah Poltrack and Emma Gausman also earned medals in the 1600m run placing 5 and 6 respectively at 5:28.22 and 5:30.96. Also bringing home a medal was Connor Bell placing 4th place in the 800m run, just a second off his PR at 2:01.85.Many other dogs ran personal bests at this meet and they were: Caleb Moster, Ian Yorn, Clay Yeaton and Quinten Gowdy on their 800m split of the 4 x 800m relayCaleb Moster in the 1600m run; Sarah Poltrack on her 400m split of the 4 x 400m relay; John Moody in the 400m dash; Both the girls and the boys 4 x 100m relay.Congratulations to all that earned the spot to participate in this meet. You represented Batesville High School well!The Dogs’ next meet is Tuesday at home where they will host the East Central Trojans. Field Events begin at 5pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Great start for flying Eagle

first_img Press Association The Coolmore team went to 760,000 guineas to snap up the American-bred juvenile at Tattersalls in April and he was a 2-1 shot as he kicked off his career over six furlongs in the hands of the trainer’s son, Joseph. Ridden with plenty of confidence, Great White Eagle showed smart acceleration once let down, coming through to beat 11-10 favourite Gold Peregrine by two and three-quarter lengths. O’Brien snr said: “I’m delighted with that for his first run, he was just ready to start off and I was delighted with the way he travelled. We’ll look at something like the Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh. Joseph said he has plenty of speed and he knew after a furlong and a half that he was going best.” Bookmakers were suitably impressed, with Stan James cutting the youngster to 16-1 from 33-1 for next year’s 2000 Guineas. The father-son combination were widely expected to complete a double in the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden, but 4-11 favourite Juniper Tree could only finish fourth as Altruistic claimed a ready victory. Juniper Tree was a big eyecatcher when third on his debut behind stable companion Australia at the Curragh last month, but was unable to build on that promise, never threatening to land a significant blow in this seven-furlong contest. Altruistic (14-1), trained and ridden by Johnny Murtagh, was never far off the speed and picked up well in the closing stages to come home with two lengths in hand over Dermot Weld’s Sparkle Factor. Murtagh said of the 130,000 guineas purchase: “He is a bit nervous and he has given plenty of lads plenty of falls at home. He has a big engine and he is a typical Galileo. Once I got away well and got rolling I knew I had a chance. He was very professional and when he got a smack he went away well.” The Ger Lyons-trained Greek Canyon defied top-weight to complete a hat-trick in the Tipper Road Rated Race under Colin Keane. Lyons said: “He’s one of my favourites in the yard, and a lovely honest horse. He likes this track having won here before, and we’ll find another rated race for him. He owes us nothing in 2013.” center_img Aidan O’Brien’s newcomer Great White Eagle made a hugely impressive racecourse debut in the Michael T. O’Maille Race at Naas.last_img read more

Man dies after becoming trapped inside of a donation bin

first_imgOfficials in Tennessee are reporting that a man has died after he became trapped inside of a donation bin just outside of a Walmart.The incident was reported Sunday at the establishment in Clarksville.Authorities say they responded to the scene to find the lower half of an adult male protruding from the bin.Officials were able to extract the man from the bin, however, he was pronounced dead at the scene.It is unclear at this time how long the man may have been stuck in the bin or his exact cause of death. Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, however, they did report that they do not suspect foul play.last_img

Kobe Bryant Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

first_imgKobe Bryant will be posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The five-time NBA champion died, aged 41, in a helicopter crash in January alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others.Los Angeles Lakers great Bryant retired in 2016; he was the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2008, was Finals MVP twice and earned 18 All-Star selections. He was in the United States team that won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012.NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Bryant’s death was “unspeakable” and the league was keen to “honour” him.“Kobe Bryant is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game,” Silver said.“He always relished the opportunity to compete with the best of the best and perform at the highest level for millions of fans around the world.”Tim Duncan, a five-time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs, and Kevin Garnett, who helped the Boston Celtics win the championship in 2008, were also inducted into the Hall of Fame.The Hall of Fame is named after Dr James Naismith,the Canadian physician who invented basketballShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Viterbi online program offers versatile curriculum

first_img“In each DEN room, there are three screens, with left and right screens to show the textbook, and I’m using the central screen to show my solutions to the problems,” Adamchik said. “This is the same exact degree of students coming in on campus,” Tran said. “[DEN students] have the same admissions requirements, they do the exact same work and assessments as on-campus students do.”  “The field of data science is continuously changing, and you need to be learning every day,” Stephan said. “I believe that obtaining another graduate degree in data science will help me on that path of continual learning … and help me advance my career and have higher pay.” DEN student Brandon Stephan, who is pursuing a master’s degree in data science, said that DEN’s flexibility allows him take online courses similar to those on campus without having to move out of his hometown. “[DEN students] would actually join any of our classes via telephone or video conferencing,” Tran said. “If they had questions, or they have to do the presentations, they do it online, and they’re just part of the traditional class.”  DEN holds events for online students to come and network with each other to give them a chance to experience life on campus more often, Tran said. The program provides engineering professionals with opportunities to advance their education remotely, DEN Associate Dean Binh Tran said. “One of the biggest challenges with online education is the dissonance, not the distance, that can occur in the experience,” Pascarella said. “We need students to speak up, reach out, advocate for their learning.” “We tell them and we remind them that you are in a very rigorous academic program — you’re not getting a different degree,” Tran said. “A lot of it is just making sure that they understand the requirements.”  Associate professor of computer science practice Wensheng Wu, who teaches a graduate computer science course with a DEN session this semester, said he uses emails, discussion boards and live streaming classes to engage online students. Tran said a significant portion of DEN students are working professionals who want to advance or change their careers by taking online programs. “Most of them come in [with] the average age older than our on-campus students,” Tran said. “They are different in terms of having a lot of other things that are happening in their lives that are different from a traditional, full-time, on-campus student.”  John Pascarella, an associate professor of clinical education, said online education provides more diverse ways for students to interact with instructors while not being confined to time and location in an increasingly digital world. “We will host homecoming and [tailgates] where we only invite online students to come and meet with other online students,” Tran said. “We have graduation commencement ceremonies and receptions just for online students.”  “Many of our on-campus students sometimes will take internships or take jobs,” Tran said. “They’re able to make the transition into online students without having to sacrifice the academic program.”  DEN also benefits on-campus students who may have other academic or career plans that conflict with traditional classes, Tran said. The Viterbi School of Engineering’s online graduate information technology program combines accessibility with convenience. Known as Distance Education Network, or DEN@Viterbi, the program has been ranked the No. 1 computer information technology online master’s program in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years.  DEN students are admitted by the same standards as on-campus students. According to the report, 96% of DEN students provide their GRE scores on their applications, a figure much higher than similar programs at other schools, such as those at Johns Hopkins and New York universities. The Distance Education Network, known as DEN@Viterbi, expands educational options for working professionals with full-time jobs who want to advance their careers through a degree program. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) “We do have a phone line they can call and ask questions,” Wu said. “I’ll be talking to DEN students to make sure that they are getting familiar with arrangement [and] make sure that they don’t miss the test.” In the studio classroom, instructors use two computers to show the lecture slides and their own solutions simultaneously, according to Victor Adamchik, a professor of computer science practice. Tran said the greatest challenge in building the DEN program was communicating all the resources and services available to online students while maintaining standards comparable to those of other University programs.   DEN enables online students to access live classes or watch video recordings later. With online discussions and office hours, DEN courses offer engagement and allow online students to be actively involved in classes, Tran said. Pascarella also mentioned that a limitation of online education that both instructors and students needed to be aware of was the feelings of detachment that may result from the programs’ remoteness.   “What online education does is it opens up back channels of communication through chatting, messaging and offering questions that perhaps [students] would be too intimidated to ask,” Pascarella said. last_img read more

Man United captain Harry Maguire to be charged with aggravated assault

first_imgLocal police have claimed the Old Trafford club captain was involved in an altercation while on holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos. Manchester United issued a statement following the reports: “The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night.“Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully cooperating with the Greek authorities. At this time we will be making no further comment.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad have been given two weeks off following their exit from the Europa League at the hands of Sevilla last weekend. Maguire is in Greece with family and friends to enjoy a break before the start of United’s Premier League campaign next month. Source: Goal.comcenter_img Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is “to be charged with aggravated assault” after an alleged altercation on holiday in Greece, local police have stated.The defender, 27, is fully cooperating with Greek police, according to his club, having been on holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos with friends and family following the conclusion of the season.A police spokesman, Petros Vassilakis, told media outlets: “When the brawl was all sorted out, one of the two groups – with the football players – started verbally abusing officers.“There were several policemen there. At some point, one of the three members of the group – they were aged 27, 28, and 29 – threw a swing at one of the policemen and a fight ensued.All of the three were arrested but during the effort to do so, the other two, including the football player, got violent also. They threw down at least two policemen, hit them with their fists and kicked them.“I can’t tell you what they were telling us. All English swear words against the authorities and against the work of the police. All three, including the football player, are being held in custody, locked up in Mykonos cell.“They will appear before a state prosecutor on the island of Syros later today to be charged with aggravated assault.”A statement shared by police with Goal claimed that “one of the detainees then tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed”.last_img read more

Kingston wants Hearts of Oak contract terminated

first_imgFormer Ghana midfielder, Laryea Kingston has made a formal request to Accra Hearts of Oak to terminate his contract.The request was contained in a letter signed by the player on Thursday February 28, 2013 and delivered to the Hearts of Oak Secretariat on Friday, March 1, 2013.According to the former Heart of Midlothian and Locomotiv Moscow midfielder, the request has become necessary because his ambition to help the former Ghana Premier League champions is not working.The Hearts of Oak Management is yet to respond to the request, which came when attention was focused on the crucial Medeama – Hearts match on Sunday.Kingston was suspended a month ago following his violent outburst against the club’s accountant, Hackman Aidoo.The midfielder flew into tantrums when the official handed him a letter containing management’s decision to withhold his January salary for truancy. It was the second time this season that Kingston had been suspended.He was handed a similar indefinite suspension after a bust-up with coach C.K. Akunnor at the club’s pre-season camp at the Sekondi Essipong Stadium.last_img read more

Lakers, Nuggets see D’Angelo Russell, Emmanuel Mudiay having a “competitive rivalry”

first_imgOn the surface, it appeared that Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell and Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay simply completed a pregame routine that showcased their potential.Russell made a few 3-pointers before working on post drills. On the other end of the court, Mudiay converted on some pull-up jumpers before perfecting his ball-handling skills. These moments also represented the preparation each rookie point guard took in hopes to give them an extra edge against each other.“They have a little bit of a rivalry going on,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said before the Lakers hosted the Denver Nuggets on Friday at Staples Center. “When they come out and play against each other, it’s a lot of talking among those two.”The reasons seem obvious. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “They want to outplay each other, there’s no doubt about that,” Scott said. “Sometimes that outweighs the winning part. I don’t mind a guy if he outplays me and we win the game. That’s the biggest thing. You win the game, then you have the bragging rights. But it doesn’t matter how many points you score.” It has mattered to plenty of Lakers fans that Mudiay played more than Russell. Mudiay started in 57 out of 59 games at 30.4 minutes per night, while Russell started 37 out of 69 games at 27.7 per contest.“How Bryon does it is his own way and how I do it is my own way. But the bottom line is the guys have improved,” Malone said. “I’m sure (Russell) wasn’t happy about (the bench role). But you have a choice in life. You can be a baby and pout about it, or you can be a man and work hard. It’s looked like from afar he has done that.”Up close, Scott has reached the same conclusion. “Each month he’s gotten better and better. He’s gotten comfortable with his role and what he needs to do,” Scott said. “There are nights where he reverts back to his old self. But for the most part, he keeps growing.”How that growth compares with Mudiay will remain an inevitable storyline anytime the two take the floor at the same time.“I love the matchup,” Scott said. “It’s good for both of those young guys. They’re going to see a lot of each other for the next 10 years.”Bucket listOnce the final buzzer hits, Bryant might feel the relief of coming to a complete stop after logging heavy mileage through 20 NBA seasons. Bryant will not set himself in the park position that long, though.“The biggest challenge for me is waking up the next morning and working out,” Bryant said. “If I don’t start immediately, it’s a slippery slope.”Bryant also plans to start immediately on becoming fluent in languages besides English and Italian. Bryant wants to sharpen his Spanish and Portuguese. He plans to learn French. He sounds interested in Mandarin, though he called mastering that language “an uphill battle.”“You just go over there and it’s sink or swim,” Bryant said. “You sit around with a book all day or you just drop you off there and you figure it out. That’s usually the fastest way to learn.”Scouting reportThe crowd endlessly chanted Bryant’s name, even if he was not the one on the court. Instead, Bryant watched Oregon’s win over Duke in the Sweet 16 game on Thursday at Honda Center, which Bryant called his “first March Madness game I’ve ever seen.”That gave him a chance to provide a scouting report on Duke forward Brandon Ingram, whom the Lakers might select if they retain their top-3 protected draft pick.“He plays with a lot of poise,” Bryant said. “He can shoot the long ball. He can go left and finish. He can go right and finish. Left, shoot. Right, shoot. He’s extremely long. He knows how to use that. I was very impressed.”Upon reflectionBryant may have nursed frustration with yet another Lakers loss. Yet, that hardly compares to the devastation surrounding the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium.“Thoughts and prayers are with them,” Bryant said. “Words can’t really express the certain level of understanding of what they must be going through. IT’s just trying to be as empathetic as possible and be as compassionate as possible. Hopefully they know we have their back.”Nor does concern about the Lakers’ play mirror the anxieties the military faces.“Thank you so much for everything that you do,” Bryant said to a reporter representing a military channel. “You guys are the real heroes. That’s true pressure. Missing a shot or missing a game winning shot and losing a game, that’s not pressure. There’s always another game. What you guys do out in the field, that’s true pressure. You guys are true heroes in every sense of the word. So thank you from all of us.”Hitting the right noteThe music sounded pleasant in Bryant’s ears as it satisfied his hip hop fix. Bryant’s appreciation for the late Phife Dawg of “A Tribe Called Quest” tapped into his own mentality as a player.“That’s the passing of a legend. He made timeless music,” Bryant said of Phife Dawg, who died earlier this week. “That’s very hard. Nowadays with music being so in the moment, what they’ve been able to do is make music that stands the test of time. You can release a tribe album. It’s just as relevant and hot now as it was then. That speaks to the attention to detail and genius in that craft.”center_img The Lakers selected Russell No. 2 overall in the NBA draft last year, while the Nuggets picked Mudiay seventh. Both represent this season’s draft class top point guards. Scott stoked the flames earlier this season when he conceded he did not think Mudiay “was a true point guard” and questioned his decision-making during pre-draft workouts with the Lakers. “That’s probably going to be a competitive rivalry for many, many years,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said. “They are going to go after each other.”Entering Friday’s game against Denver, Russell has produced more than Mudiay per game in points (13.3, 12.4) and shooting percentage (41.2, 35.5). Though Mudiay has logged more assists (5.6, 3.5), he also has committed more turnovers (3.2, 2.3). The two head-to-head matchups this season tell a different story.Mudiay topped Russell in points per game average (17, 15.5) and assists (8.5, 6) while Russell committed fewer turnovers than Mudiay (1.0, 3.0). The Nuggets won both games.last_img read more