Stiftung Auffangeinrichtung BVG – Frank Rietmann has become head of the finance and risk management division at the Swiss substitute occupational pension scheme. He worked at Basler Versicherung, an insurer, from 2004 to 2014 and subsequently joined Nationale Suisse, where he was chief risk officer.Stiftung Auffangeinrichtung BVG, or Fondation Institution Suppletive LPP in French, is a Swiss federal government organisation that acts as a second pillar safety net. It accepts any employer and any individual that wants to join its benefits scheme, subject to statutory requirements being met. The foundation had CHF13bn (€12bn) of assets under management as at the end of 2016. Pensioenfonds Notariaat – The new €2.7bn Dutch pension fund for notaries and notary staff has appointed actuary and consultant Adri Jansen as board member, representing employees. Jansen had already been a member of the board for the notaries’ staff scheme, which merged with the pension fund for notaries last year. He will also become a member of the pension fund’s committee for asset management and balance management.Jansen is to succeed Jan Loof, who has been involved in the pensions provision for notaries and their staff during the past 23 years. Niko van Niekerk has left Pensioenfonds Notariaat, having been the chairman of its supervisory board (RvT). He had chaired the RvT of the former pension fund for notaries during the past five years.Pensioenfonds Medewerkers Apotheken – Huub Overgaag has been elected to the board of the €2.8bn Dutch sector scheme for pharmacies’ staff, representing pensioners. His appointment is waiting for approval by supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank. Overgaag has been co-ordinator for labour matters at the pharmacies lobbying organisation KNMP.BNY Mellon – Dennis Presburg has joined the comapny as head of asset servicing business development for northern Europe, a newly created role. He will also lead asset servicing sales in Germany. Presburg was previously at State Street for 10 years, and before that he worked at Northern Trust and KAS Bank. Calvert – Anne Richardson has been appointed to the new role of chief operating officer at the responsible investment specialist and Eaton Vance subsidiary. She joined Calvert from Cambridge Associates, where she was chief operating officer, global investment research. She was previously associated with The Brookings Institution and The George Washington University, according to a statement from Calvert. Richardson will report to Calvert’s president and CEO, John Streur.Smith & Williamson – Nick Murphy has been promoted to head of charities for the company’s investment management and banking division. He joined Smith & Williamson as a partner in the investment management team in 2012. The group had more than £1.9bn (€2.1bn) in charitable assets at the end of September, up from around £400m at the end of 2006.Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) – The UK body dedicated to improving standards in pensions administration has created a working group focused on transfers. It is chaired by Gary Evans, board director at PASA, and counts 22 other members. The group’s creation comes as transfer requests have surged. Evans said: ”Our working group will be looking closely at all aspects of the supply chain to work through issues and produce solutions, as well as guidance to act as a reference point and create a smoother, more positive experience for all involved.”TPT Retirement Solutions – The £9bn (€10bn) UK workplace pension scheme has appointed three new directors to its trustee board: Andrew Newberry, Thomas Hague and Paul Oldroyd. hree directors are stepping down from the TPT trustee board: Colin Small, Richard Stroud and Maggie Roger.Newberry and Hague join as member-nominated directors. Newbury is a recently retired chartered accountant. Hague is currently employed by Procure Plus Holdings, a consortia that serves the social housing market and has been a director for the £1.5bn Pilkington Superannuation Scheme. Oldroyd joined TPT’s board as an employer-nominated director, nominated by Guinness Partnership, one of the largest affordable housing and care providers in the UK, where he was a director until his retirement in April 2017. Oldroyd is currently a trustee of Tandem Group Pension Plan. T Finanstilsynet, Stiftung Auffangeinrichtung BVG, Basler, Pensioenfonds Notariaat and Medewerkers Apotheken, BNY Mellon, State Street, Calvert, Cambridge Associates, Smith & Williamson, PASA, TPTDanish FSA (Finanstilsynet) — Carsten Brogaard has been promoted to become one of the regulator’s four deputy director generals under the FSA’s director general Jesper Berg.Effective 1 January, Brogaard is the deputy director general in charge of non-life and life insurance companies and labour-market pension funds. He has been head of the unit for supervision of labour-market pension funds, corporate pension funds and ATP, LD and Labour Market Insurance (Arbejdsmarkedets Erhvervssikring), having joined the FSA in 2011. In his new job, Brogaard replaces Jan Parner, who left to become senior vice president and head of the actuarial office at ATP. Meanwhile, Per Plougmand Bærtelsen, who has been head of the FSA’s unit for supervision of life insurance companies since 2008, has been promoted to the position of assistant director. He will continue working in his current area at the regulator. Two of the FSA’s four deputy director positions remain vacant.
For two weeks Humboldt State head coach Rob Smith has been waiting for his offense to come out of an uncharacteristic midseason slumber.Against their arch-rivals and in front of a nationally-televised audience, the Jacks’ offense got back to resembling their old selves.Humboldt State’s offense, which had scored all of 31 points in the last two weeks, exploded for 35 points in the third quarter on Saturday afternoon, as the Jacks were able to claim a win at McArthur Field for the second …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) denounced the elimination of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, as proposed by the 2018 budget released by the Trump Administration.Ohio’s corn, soy and wheat farmers have been strong supporters of the initiative. Since 2009 it has provided approximately $300 million annually in water quality improvement efforts and generated more than $2 billion for previously unfunded restoration work over the past eight years. These investments help not only agriculture, but other stakeholders that need support to improve water quality.“The Great Lakes are the source of nourishment, fishing and recreation for millions of Americans,” said Jed Bower, OCWGA President. “If Congress enacts the administration’s budget as proposed, Western Lake Erie would be harmed by the elimination of the initiative.”The Trump Administration proposed severe cuts to Great Lakes funding for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year budget. However, led by Sens. Portman and Brown, Congress voted to keep programs at their current funding level of $300 million.“Failing to fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would come at a high cost to Ohioans,” said Todd Hesterman, OSA President. “We stand with Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, Rep. Dave Joyce, and all members of Ohio’s congressional delegation who have led the charge to fully fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.”
Tags:#Apple#Google#Java#lawsuits#litigation#mobile#Oracle#Patents#Samsung#SCO Group Matt Asay IT + Project Management: A Love Affair If ever we needed confirmation that markets, not courtrooms, should decide the technologies we use, witness SCO Group’s reborn dream to sue all of UNIX-dom into its wallet. It was a specious lawsuit in 2003 when SCO Group (now Xinuos) first launched its $1 billion broadside against IBM. It’s even more farcical today. Sadly, it’s not clear that the legal fights between Apple and Samsung, or Oracle and Google, are much better.First, to SCO Group.SCO Is Like A CockroachYou can be forgiven for thinking bankruptcy, unsympathetic judges and the truth would have killed SCO’s chances of getting its $1 billion IBM payday. That is, you can be forgiven for thinking that occasionally common sense prevails in the courtroom. But as Groklaw notes, a judge has just granted SCO Group (Xinuos) a new lease on its litigious life. Basically, Xinuos wants a “redo,” suggesting that its bankruptcy proceedings unfairly foreclosed its ability to troll.And let’s be clear: this is all about trolling.It’s perhaps fitting that the company that acquired SCO Group’s assets, Xinuos, lists four members of management, three of whom are operations and sales-focused (read: keeping costs down while they swing for the litigation fences), and only one is an engineer. That engineer is too embarrassed to show his face: Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… This is a company set up to sue. In common parlance, it is a troll. Fittingly, it’s headquartered in Las Vegas, where the culture of rolling the dice on speculative “investments” pervades.SCO Group reborn as UnXis renamed to Xinuos should be dead. The lawsuit that tormented the industry for years should have been declared stillborn when first launched. And yet we continue to live with this silly charade.More Respectable LawsuitsNot that industry litigation between respectable companies fares much better. Samsung just got a ban on Apple’s importation of old iPhones. Previous to this, Apple won $1 billion from Samsung plus an injunction against Samsung shipping certain phones. The injunction was subsequently wiped out and the damages were trimmed 43%.It’s a tit-for-tat with no end (or victor) in sight.The same holds true for Oracle’s lawsuit against Google over the use of Java in Android. The two parties trade victories and defeats, then appeal, and cross-appeal ad nauseum. The only winners in this and other lawsuits are the attorneys collecting fees.The Market Rolls OnDespite all of this nonsense, consumers and businesses continue to make purchasing decisions based on quality and value, not lawsuits. Linux has eclipsed UNIX and threatens Windows. Android dominates the mobile landscape. Not one of these inane lawsuits has changed these facts.So why do credible firms like Apple and Oracle follow the lead of trolls like SCO Group?Perhaps they hope to delay the inevitable. If Apple can slow Samsung’s market share gains, it stands to make even more profits. Or perhaps they hope to get paid for others’ successes. Microsoft makes serious money on Android, despite not contributing anything of value to its development. Oracle may hope to achieve the same in its lawsuit with Google, but part of its strategy may simply be to ensure that others continue to license Java, even if Google refuses, as I’ve written before.In some cases, technology firms sue in order to discover competitors’ trade secrets in the course of the litigation.Or maybe, just maybe, they’re all suing, as Gizmodo opines, because the patent system is irretrievably broken and so much money is at stake in these emerging markets like mobile. In the case of Xinuos, however, there’s just one reason for its cockroach-like existence: to roll the dice one more time in the hope of getting something for nothing. Let’s hope it fails in a way that it finally, truly dies.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
A three-year-old boy had a miraculous escape after he fell from the second floor terrace of a building and landed on the seat of a cycle-rickshaw passing by in Pradhanpura area in Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh.The boy, Parv Jain, escaped without any injury in the incident that occurred on Saturday night.The video of the incident, which was captured on the CCTV cameras installed in the nearby buildings, has gone viral on social media.It shows a man walking and pulling his cycle-rickshaw with his hand on a narrow lane in a busy market area of Pradhanpura in Tikamgarh, when a child suddenly falls on its seat.‘Lost balance’Ashish Jain, father of the child, said, “The incident occured at around 8.30 pm on Saturday night. My son, Parv, was playing on the second floor terrace, about 30-feet from the ground level. However, he lost balance and fell off the terrace. But luckily, a rickshaw puller Manohar Bhatt was passing on the road with his vehicle.”“Parv landed on the seat of the rickshaw. It was a miracle! Bhatt is an angel for our family. Later, we took Parv to hospital where the doctors examined him. He did not suffer any injury,” Mr. Jain said.Text by PTIVideo: ANI
South Africa have rested Jacques Kallis for the one-day international series against England.The 36-year-old Kallis, who scored an unbeaten 182 to help South Africa win the first Test against England by an innings and 12 runs at the Oval on Monday, has been replaced by the uncapped Dean Elgar.In naming their 15-man squad, Cricket South Africa(CSA) announced that Kallis is “being rested ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in September.”The other changes to the squad that claimed a 3-0 ODI series win in New Zealand earlier this year sees spinner Imran Tahir and all-rounder Ryan McLaren recalled.
For all the results and tables for all divisons go to the TFA SPORTINGPULSE WEBSITEDay two of the 2007 National Touch League saw many teams produce some exciting and skilful touch. In the Mens Open the Sydney Mets and Sydney Scorpions sit equally on top after a thrilling 7-all draw. The Mets started strongly, with the speed of both the players and ball beating the Scorpions. A quality dummy saw Scott Buckley open the scoring for the Mets, and they shot out to a 2-0 lead within minutes. Scorpions hit back through the fancy footwork and ball skills from brothers John and Maurice Kennedy to send Heath Cooper over the line. The skills from both sides continued as they traded touchdowns the Scorpions went to the break ahead 4-3. Buckley opened the second half much like the first, scoring on the first set. As the speed increased on the field, the intensity rose on the sidelines also, with a number of spectators gathering to watch the game. An injury to Mets’ Anthony Ziade midway through the half stopped play for several minutes, and on return the Mets hit the front when a Gary Sonda cut-out ball found Cameron Nicholls. Sonda pumped his fist with the result looking sealed at 7-6, but a penalty on the siren and an entertaining finish in the corner from Maurice Kennedy leveled the match at 7-all.The Barbarians have showed they are one of the lead contenders for the Womens Open title, after a dominant display in the second half over last years champions the Sharks. The match was locked at nil-all at the break, and the barbs came out firing, led by Australian World Cup Womens player Bo De La Cruz, who was on the receiving end of a Charli Simpkins ball to score and give Barbarians the lead. The Barbarians continued to play skillful and entertaining touch, much to the delight of the crowd, to extend to a 4-0 lead. The Sharks responded, but never looked like catching the Barbarians, who took the match 6-2.9amMens Open: Scorpions (10) def Eagles (6)Mens Open: Rustlers (7) def Barbarians (6)Mens Open: Rebels (9) def ACT (0)Mixed Open: Mets (11) def Rustlers (1)Mixed Open: Rebels (10) def Suns (3)Mens 20s: Mets (13) def Cyclones (7)9.50amMixed Open: Sharks (10) def Barbarians (3) Mixed Open: Cobras (10) def Cyclones (5)Mens 20s: ACT (4) def Sharks (1)Mens Open: Sharks (10) def Crusaders (1) Mens Open: Suns (14) def Hornets (2)Mens Open: Cobras (11) v Cyclones (4)Mixed Open: Hornets (5) v Scorpions (4)10.40amMens 20s: Cobras (10) def Crusaders (3)Mens 20s: Suns (7) def Hornets (4)Womens 20s: Cobras (17) def Crusaders (1)Womens Open: Suns (14) def Eagles (1)Womens Open: Rustlers (4) drew Cyclones (4)Womens Open: Crusaders (12) def Scorpions (3)11.30amWomens 20s: Rebels (4) def ACT (2)Womens 20s: Sharks (3) def Eagles (2)Womens 20s: Hornets (7) def Cyclones (1)Womens Open: Sharks (8) def Rebels (0)Womens Open: Barbarians (9) def Hornets (0)Womens Open: Cobras (9) def ACT (1)12.20pmMens Open: Mets (7) drew Scorpions (7)Mens Open: Eagles (6) def ACT (1)Mens Open: Barbarians (6) def Rebels (4)Womens 20s: Rustlers (6) def Mets (3)Mixed Open: Hornets (6) def Cobras (3)Mixed Open: Barbarians (8) def Suns (5)Mixed Open: Rebels (10) def Rustlers (8)1.10pmMens Open: Sharks (11)def Suns (7)Mens Open: Cobras (12) def Crusaders (3)Mens Open: Cyclones (6) def Hornets (4)Mixed Open: Mets (10) def Scorpions (5)Mixed Open: Sharks (10) def Cyclones (3)2.00pmWomens Open: Mets (5) def Suns (0)Womens Open: Crusaders (10) def Eagles (1)Womens Open: Cyclones (14) def Scorpions (0)Mens 20s: Cobras (8) def ACT (2)Mens 20s: Suns (15) def Crusaders (0)Mens 20s: Mets (9) def Hornets (2)2.50pmWomens Open: Barbarians (6) def Sharks (2)Womens Open: Cobras (9) def Rebels (0)Womens Open: ACT (8) def Hornets (1)Womens 20s: Cobras (8) def Suns (4) Womens 20s: Sharks (10) def Crusaders (0)Mens 20s: Rustlers (7) def Cyclones (4)3.40pmMixed Open: Mets (12) def Suns (6)Mixed Open: Sharks (11) def Rustlers (2)Mixed Open: Rebels (7) def Cobras (5)Womens 20s: Hornets (4) def Rebels (0)Womens 20s: Eagles (9) def Mets (2)Womens 20s: Rustlers (8) def Cyclones (4)4.30pmMens 20s: ACT (7) def Crusaders (2)Mens Open: Mets (15) def ACT (0)Mens Open: Rustlers (15) def Rebels (5)Mixed Open: Scorpions (13) def Barbarians (4)Mixed Open: Hornets (14) def Cyclones (2)5.20pmWomens Open: Rustlers (12) def Scorpions (0)Womens Open: Mets (8) def Crusaders (1)Womens Open: Cyclones (5) drew Suns (5)Mens 20s: Suns (6) def Rustlers (4)Mens 20s: Sharks (6) def Hornets (3)Mens Open: Scorpions (9) Barbarians (8)6.10pmWomens 20s: Cyclones (2) drew Mets (2)Womens 20s: Suns (11) def Rustlers (2)Womens 20s: Eagles (6) drew Hornets (6)Womens 20s: Sharks (10) def Rebels (4)Womens 20s: Crusaders (4) def ACT (3)Mens 20s: Cobras (7) def Cyclones (3)
Agent: Many teams would like Chelsea fullback Emersonby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmieri has opened the door to a move to Inter Milan.Emerson moved from Roma to Stamford Bridge for €20m a year ago, but has struggled for playing time.His agent Fernando Garcia was asked about a move to Inter.He told FCInterNews: “I think all the top European clubs would like to have a player like Emerson Palmieri in their squad. There has been some interest, although nothing formal, so there is nothing to report now.“I cannot talk about the clubs who approached us. I don’t think he’ll leave Chelsea now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Wolves legend Bull hails Traore for victory at Man Cityby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves legend Steve Bull has hailed the impact of two-goal Adama Traore for victory at Manchester City last week.He wrote for the Express & Star: “Adama Traore’s finishing was top-class as well.”He has had a lot of criticism during his time at the club, with people saying it’s all 100mph with him – too fast.”He took his goals absolutely brilliantly, though. He slotted them away like a true goalscorer. Some might think they were easy finishes. Trust me, they weren’t.”Traore could have fluffed his lines and smacked the ball into the row Z, but he knew where he wanted to put the ball and placed it past the keeper with confidence both times.”Raul Jimenez set each of them up, of course, and I thought he was excellent as well, constantly making himself available.”It was a delight to see him run at the City backline and take on Nicolas Otamendi in the build-up to Traore’s first. It’s something we expect to see from Diogo Jota, not Jimenez.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Auburn Basketball ClassAs of roughly 12 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Auburn’s men’s basketball program has the best recruiting class in the SEC for 2016. Yes, you read that correctly. The Tigers, after receiving the commitment of five-star small forward Mustapha Heron, have rose in 247 Sports’ Team Rankings to the top of the SEC and No. 7 in the country. Auburn has three commitments in the class: Heron, three-star point guard Jared Harper and three-star Anfernee McLemore. Now, there is a long way to go before teams are done recruiting for 2016. Kentucky will surely add multiple elite recruits to its class and probably end up with the top class in the conference. But, for a little while, Bruce Pearl’s program can claim to be at the top of the SEC recruiting mountain, and that’s pretty cool.