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People moves: Lombard Odier hires senior sustainability duo

first_imgLombard Odier, Detailhandel, Bibliotheken, Barings, Eurizon, Hymans Robertson, Savills IM, Principal Global Investors, KGAL Lombard Odier – The Swiss asset manager has poached Christopher Kaminker from SEB for the newly created role of head of sustainable investment research and strategy, while Ebba Lepage has been appointed head of corporate sustainability. At SEB, Kaminker was head of sustainable finance research. Before joining the Nordic banking group he was the lead economist and policy adviser for sustainable finance at the OECD and represented the think tank as a delegate to the G20 and Financial Stability Board. Hubert Keller, CEO of Lombard Odier Investment Managers, said: “Investors and the corporate world are coming under mounting pressure to transition to a sustainable economy. Christopher’s extensive experience across the academic, financial and policy sectors will advance our integrated sustainability solutions and bolster our research capability within LOIM as we seek to give our clients access to companies which adopt sustainable business models and practices.” Lepage joins Lombard Odier on 19 August from biomaterials corporate Stora Enso. As group vice president for M&A and corporate finance, she oversaw the company’s sustainable investment activities.Detailhandel – Sasja Keijmel has started in the newly created position of actuarial head at Detailhandel, the €24bn Dutch pension fund for the retail sector. He will also focus on the new pensions contract, to be introduced as part of the Netherlands’ pension system reform.Keijmel joins from consultancy Mercer Netherlands where he was an actuarial adviser for several company and industry-wide pension funds during the past 19 years, advising Detailhandel since 2012. Prior to his job at Mercer, Keijmel worked at Heijnis and Koelman, a predecessor of consultancy Aon Hewitt, for six years.Bibliotheken – Ernst Hagen has started as member of the supervisory board of the €2.5bn Dutch pension fund for public libraries, Openbare Bibliotheken. Hagen is also an internal supervisor at the industry-wide schemes for Rhine and inland shipping (Rijn- en Binnenvaart) and the merchant navy (Koopvaardij), and is a board member at the Pensioenfonds Equens.Since 2011, he worked at asset manager BMO Global Asset Management in several positions, including director, portfolio manager and delegated chief investment officer. Prior to this he was head of asset management at the €11bn sector scheme for the hospitality industry (Horeca & Catering).Barings – Stewart Russell has been hired as head of institutional solutions to lead Barings’ newly formed institutional solutions business. He will report to Barings’ head of global markets, Michael Freno. Ann Bryant has also joined the firm as head of insurance solutions within the new business unit, reporting to Russell. Freno said: “We are excited to welcome Stewart and Ann to the Barings team as we set out to build an institutional solutions business, strengthening our current partnerships with institutional investors globally.” Russell was most recently a portfolio manager at Moore Capital Management , but has also worked at RBS Greenwich Capital Markets and as co-chief investment officer at Fischer Francis Trees & Watts. Bryant joins from Reinsurance Group America where she served as a senior portfolio manager. Before that was she was vice president for capital markets at Summit Strategies Group, and principal at Mercer.Eurizon – The asset management company of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group has established two new units in its investment department, one dedicated to corporate governance and sustainability and other for fundamental research and analysis activities.Simone Chelini has been the head of the corporate governance and sustainability unit since the beginning of June, leading the team of specialists who have already been managing and developing the company’s work in relation to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues. Chelini was most recently coordinator of the management committee of Assogestioni, Italy’s asset management association, from 2016 to February of this year.Eurizon said it decided to centralise its activities in these areas within the investment department to “be more influential and decisive in its support of developing a sustainable business system to create long-term value for its customers”.Also in June, the asset manager established the fundamental research unit headed by Francesco Sedati, who was previously at JP Morgan Asset Management.Separately, Guido Crivellaro has joined the Italian equity team from Symphonia SGR, where he was head of equity portfolios for Italy.Tommaso Corcos, CEO of Eurizon, said the asset manager was “deploying more and more resources to some of the business areas we believe will be most sustainable in the future”.Hymans Robertson – The pensions consultancy has promoted Michael Ambery to lead its master trust research and manage the company’s relationships with defined contribution product providers. He has been at Hymans Robertson since 2006, having joined from KPMG’s pensions team. Principal Global Investors – The US asset manager has appointed Christoph Salzmann as head of distribution in Switzerland, a move it said was part of its growth strategy in the country. He previously worked for BNP Paribas Asset Management in Zurich. PGI opened its Swiss office in 2016. Savills Investment Management – The global real estate investment manager has appointed Pierre Escande as head of investment for France, Belgium and Luxembourg, responsible for originating new investment opportunities in what Savills said was an increasingly active market for the manager. Escande joins Savills IM from AEW where he was a fund manager in charge of the development and management of major institutional client portfolios. Before that he was an associate director at Invesco. KGAL  – Christian Schulte Eistrup has been appointed head of international institutional business as the real assets manager seeks to further expand its presence within international investment markets.He joins from Optimum Asset Management, where he was a managing director and a member of its management and investment committees. Previous roles include head of the EMEA region for BlackRock’s real estate arm.last_img read more

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My Injury Hell is Over, Says Terry Envoh

first_imgDr Salami is a Sports Traumatologist and Arthroscopic Orthopedic Surgeon who is Member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).He leads the Kasi Health Sports Medicine team in Lagos Nigeria that now offers hope for many Nigerian athletes whose careers have stalled from injuries that have been poorly treated and sometimes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as in the case with Terry Envoh.“I had no idea about any of the Sports Medicine experts here in Nigeria and was referred by a former colleague whose career had also been saved by Dr Salami and is back in the league scoring goals,” Terry said when we put a call through to him. “Given how the operation went, I am certain my injury hell is over and I will follow through my recovery road map.”Dr Salami who is the Chief of Surgery and Consultant Arthroscopic Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Traumatologist at Kasi Health, he said Terry required a very complex surgery to put hip joint back in playing condition — and get him back on the football field.He performed the complex surgery with his team and confirmed that the injury has not ended the player’s career.“Terry Envoh’s surgery was successful and we fully expect him to make a full recovery. By no means should an injury like that truncate the career of such a talented young man,” Dr Salami said. “We are confident he will return to elite level of play even with the two years of injury as we have fully fixed the problem with the hip. It also helps incredibly that he is a very determined and positive young man and has already began rehabilitation under our care.In fact, I see him eventually earning a call up to the Super Eagles once he starts playing regularly again. That is his dream and we will make sure he gets all the help and support necessary to achieve it.”Also corroborating Salami’s thesis on Envoh, Dr Dayo Osholowu, Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Kasi Healthcare, the team overseeing Envoh’s recovery said the player’s positive mindset means he stands a good chance of full recovery.“A patient’s mindset and disposition is extremely essential in recovery. It is that positive mindset that will mean that patients will follow through on all the recovery programmes we carefully design for them. To see him so determined and focused even after going through so much is refreshing and we envisage that he will be back on the pitch within nine months,” the director assured the player.Dr Osholowu is an alumnus of the prestigious FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence Johannesburg, South Africa where he earned a postgraduate certification in Football Medicine.He has served with international teams including the Athens 2011 Special Olympics World Games Medical Team, South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cups. He is also a member of the international FIFA Medical Network.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After two year of inaction occasioned by a persistent hip problem, former Nigeria Under-17 and Under-20 international, Terry Envoh, believes his injury hell is over and expects to be back in action within a year.Terry first suffered a horrible hip injury in 2014 and missed the entire 2015 season through a hip impingement injury and even when he returned, he struggled to play at the high level that led football watchers to tip him for super stardom.Hopes of a full return to fitness and resumption of his career however, emerged over the weekend via social media on Monday when pictures emerged of Terry undergoing surgery with a FIFA recognised Sports Medicine team led by Dr Sunday Onimisi Salami.last_img read more

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Holders Cameroon warn Group F rivals: ‘No easy time against us’

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Cameroon win AFCON 2017Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf has a message for Group F opponents at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt this month: “no one is going to have an easy time against us.”He says the surprise winners of the last edition are “in good shape and positive” ahead of matches with Guinea-Bissau, four-time champions Ghana and Benin.“I believe we have regained international respect thanks to some great performances after missing out on the World Cup in Russia last year.”Here, AFP Sport highlights the teams in a section Cameroon and Ghana seem set to dominate against Benin and Guinea-Bissau sides seeking first wins in the competition.BeninAfter eight losses and a draw in three previous appearances, the west African nation are craving a maiden victory at the African football showpiece.“Above all else, we want to win a match at the Cup of Nations,” says Steve Mounie, who played for the Huddersfield Town team relegated from the English Premier League last season.The best chance the Squirrels have of achieving that ambition should come in Ismailia on June 29 when they face Guinea-Bissau, 30 places lower in the world rankings.For the opening match against Ghana, Benin will lack suspended captain and star Stephane Sessegnon, who needs one goal to become the leading all-time scorer for the national team.Verdict: best they can hope for is a last-16 placeCameroonThe Indomitable Lions hope to match the teams of 2000 and 2002 and win back-to-back African titles. Hard-to-please former superstar Roger Milla is supporting Seedorf.“He has played in many top competitions and knows what it takes to win big tournaments,” Milla said of the four-time Champions League winner with Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan.Seedorf has been less successful as a manager with short reigns at AC Milan, Shenzhen in China and Deportivo la Coruna after only 17 victories in 52 matches with the three clubs.Vincent Aboubakar, the 2017 final matchwinner against Egypt, misses out through injury but Karl Toko Ekambi has been netting regularly for Spanish La Liga outfit Villarreal. Verdict: can go far but unlikely to retain titleGhanaAtletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey says “unity holds the key to success for Ghana”, a country without a Cup of Nations title since winning their fourth in 1982.State President Nana Akufo-Addo had to intervene recently and persuade veteran Asamoah Gyan to return to the squad after the forward quit when stripped of the captaincy.Turkey-based midfielder Andre Ayew, one of two sons of Ghana legend Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew in the squad, will lead the Black Stars in Egypt.Ghana have finished second, fourth twice, second and fourth in the last five Cups of Nations and coach Kwesi Appiah can call on many experienced international campaigners.Verdict: it will be difficult to achieve sixth straight top-four finishGuinea-BissauThe transformation of the national team representing the tiny west African state from perennial strugglers into two-time Cup of Nations qualifiers has been remarkable.They were competitive in Gabon two years ago before bowing out after the first round and will eye the match against Benin as an opportunity to record their first victory.However, the Djurtus (wild dogs) cannot realistically expect to beat Cameroon or Ghana, leaving hopes of a last-16 place hinging on being among the four best third-place finishers.The captain and star is Slovakia-based midfielder Jose Luis Mendes Lopes — known as Zezinho — and the defenders include Marcelo Djalo from relegated Premier League club Fulham.Verdict: squeezing into second round will be the goalShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgImage Courtesy: CrictrackerAdvertisement In a video which has resurfaced after nine years, Doug Bollinger’s fake hair got exposed courtesy of Hotspot. The incident took place during the second inning of an ODI in the bilateral series contested between Australia and West Indies in 2010.Advertisement Image Courtesy: CrictrackerThe hotspot is is a tool which is used extensively in the sport of cricket to aid the third umpires. Particularly used to detect edges off the batsman’s bat, it uses two infra-red cameras on either side which records continuously. If there is contact, friction occurs which causes a change in the temperature which the Hotspot detects.The Australian pacer, unfortunately, bore the brunt of it. Bowling with the new ball defending the target of 257, the Aussies got an early breakthrough with Wavell Hinds edging one right to Cameron White in the second slip. Not only did the technology detect the edge off the bat, but it also showed the bright spot on the former Chennai Super Kings pacer’s head. Check out the video below:Advertisement Hot spot exposes poor Doug Bollinger’s fake hair pic.twitter.com/419YVWPU8k— Ghumman (@emclub77) September 23, 2019Advertisement Doug Bollinger eventually shaved it all before eventually announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2018.Read Also:Netizens troll KL Rahul for posting ‘chilling’ pictureJasprit Bumrah vows to make a stronger return following his injury Advertisementlast_img read more

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Kootenay rinks bounce back into the win column at Senior Men’s in Trail

first_imgCranbrook’s Tom Shypitka stopped the bleeding his Kootenay rink was experiencing during Thursday’s action at the Tim Horton’s BC Senior Men’s Curling Championships Thursday in Trail.Shypitka, third Fred Thomson of Nelson, second Don Freschi of Trail and Bill King of Fruitvale, broke open a close game with a combined five points in the fifth and sixth ends to double Kelowna’s Garry Gelowitz 8-4 during Draw six.The win hallted a two-game losing streak and powered Shypitka into a two-way tie for second with Mel Steffin of the Royal City Curling Club at the eight-team Championship. Both rinks are 4-2.Craig Lepine of Langley leads the field with a 5-1 record after dumping Rick Pughe of New Westminster 7-3.Myran Nichol of Castlegar, the other Kootenay rink entered, also managed to bounce back into the win column with an 8-4 victory over winless Ken Teskey of Williams Lake.Nichol, third Rick Brown, second Terry Kryzcka and lead Rob Babiarz, at 3-3, is locked in a three-way tie for fourth. The final round robin draw goes Friday at 9 a.m. with Shypitka facing Teskey and Nichol up against Gelowitz.Lepine battles Steffin while the two New Westminster rinks, Wes Craig and Rick Pughe, play in the other match.Playoffs follow with the first round set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday.The Teresa Hiram rink of Grand Forks lost both games Thursday to sit at 1-5 in the Tim Horton’s B.C. Senior Women’s Curling Championships at the Trail Club.Hiram, third Rhonda Lee Bedard, second Rose Beauchamp and lead indy Pettapiece lost 12-3 to Brenda Ridgeway of Nanaimo  and 9-4 to Wendy Cseke of Salmon Arm Thursday.Hiram meets winless Cheryl Wyatt of Terrace Friday.Karen Lepine of Langley leads the women’s standings with a 6-0 mark.Ridgeway is 5-1 while Debbie Jones-Walker of Nanaimo is third at 4-2.last_img read more

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LVR opens hardcourt season with silver showing in Silver City

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers opened the 2013-14 High School Boy’s Basketball season with a second-place finish at the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Invitational Tournament Saturday in Trail.Kalamalka Lakers of Vernon outlasted the Bombers 80-55 in the tourney final.”Kal exposed our man to man defense which needs work,” said Bomber rookie head coach Jeremy Phelan.”Everyone was picking up unnecessary foul calls and had to be sat.””The game was close up to this point where the bench players had to come into the rotation,” Phelan added.Kalamalka held leads of18-10 after first quarter; 35-21 at half and 59-37 after three quarters.”Tobin stepped up his game from the previous day and was more effective against Kal,” Phelan explained. “He scored 14 points but was hampered with foul trouble throughout the game and was player of the game for us.”Bjorn Morris also had 14 points for the Bombers while Ethan Perkins finished with eight points along with a number of steals leading to fast break points.Josh Matosevic again showed he belongs on the senior squad, playing big minutes and scoring seven points.LVR opened the four-team tournament by stopping host Crowe Hawks 53-35.Morris, named player of the game, led the Bombers with 14 points — 12 in the second half.LVR held period leads of 8-7 after one quarter, 23-14 at half and 38-23 after three quarters.Avery Kushner led the Bombers with his strong play.LVR then bounced School District rival Mount Sentinel  Wildcats 58-31.Perkins, Morris and Matosevic were tops scorers for LVR witih eight, 15 and 10 points, respectively.”Everyone got on the scoresheet again, but Mount Sentinel zoned us an we had trouble running our offense.”last_img read more

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Killybegs chef chow-ders down for Donegal at All-Ireland Cook-Off

first_imgKillybegs-based chef Mairead Anderson will become the latest chef from the county to fly the flag for Donegal when she heads to Kinsale this week to represent the county at the 9th All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off.The Galway native came to Donegal first in 1996 when she attended college in Killybegs and she eventually settled here with her college romance Garry, with whom she has two children, Jamie (12) and Bethany (9).Indeed Garry’s influence is to be found in Mairead’s winning entry, something she is quick to acknowledge. “Seafood chowder is Garry’s recipe. Garry was a chef for 20 years and in my opinion his chowder is exactly what seafood chowder should be – done traditionally and finely tuned over the years.”The All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off will feature professional restaurant chefs and makers of commercial chowders, each selected to represent their county, in competition for the title of All-Ireland Chowder Champion.Mairead will be travelling to the competition confident that their chowder, made to Garry’s recipe, will be well in the running.“Garry’s chowder is made using the stock of the finest fish like turbot and monk. We make a roux and it is made slowly and with a lot of love. It is made using only the finest ingredients, but Garry does add a secret ingredient that makes the chowder his own.” Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, took the opportunity to wish Mairead and Garry – who own the Seafood Shack in Killybegs – the very best of luck in the competition, describing them as “great ambassadors for the county.”He added that the opportunity to attend the All-Ireland Chowder competition is just one of many benefits of being involved and active in the Food Coast in Donegal.“Donegal Food Coast has the role of acting as a central platform for establishing Donegal as a “food county” – a place with a vibrant food culture and food economy.There has been real momentum building across this sector and it is all about raising awareness of what we have on our county locally and what we can do with our produce. We are delighted to be in a position to assist and ensure that Donegal is represented at this prestigious national competition.”Mairead is certainly glad of the opportunity. Killybegs chef chow-ders down for Donegal at All-Ireland Cook-Off was last modified: April 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:chefChowderKillybegsMaiead Andersonlast_img read more

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Bacho’s homer lifts Crabs past Kings

first_imgDawson Bacho hit a 2-run home run to put the Humboldt Crabs ahead for good in what was a 5-4 win over the visiting West Coast Kings, Friday night at the Arcata Ball Park.Bacho gave the Crabs the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth inning. Bacho did his best Kyle Knell impression from Wednesday’s win over the Redding Ringtails and sent a home run over the left field wall and onto the 101 — which at this point should have some sort of signage warning drivers of a Crabs lineup prone to …last_img read more

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Piano Factory Installs Solar Air Conditioning System

first_imgSolar Thermal Collectors Will Cool Steinway FactoryQUEENS, NY — The Steinway & Sons piano factory in Queens will soon be cooled by an 80-ton absorption chiller connected to a rooftop solar thermal array. According to Steinway, the installation is the world’s largest solar cooling system.Absorption chillers employ a cooling cycle based on ammonia and water. Examples of absorption coolers include Servel propane-fueled refrigerators and Robur ammonia absorption air conditioners. Although most absorption chillers are fueled by natural gas, other sources of heat, including solar thermal heat, can be used to drive the ammonia absorption cycle.Steinway’s new solar cooling system uses parabolic-trough solar collectors that focus the sun’s rays on tubing filled with a water/glycol mix. On a sunny day, the fluid reaches 350°F. In winter, the solar collectors will provide space heating for the piano factory. “It’s critical that we find energy-efficient ways to dehumidify our plant, and the solar panels are the answer,” said Steinway’s facilities manager, Bill Rigos.The $875,000 solar cooling system is a demonstration project funded by a $588,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and $266,000 in federal solar-energy tax credits. Since Steinway’s system cost $10,937 per ton of cooling, the equipment is clearly more expensive than a conventional air conditioning system.last_img read more

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