Frank Lampard backs Carlo Ancelotti ahead of potential Arsenal move

first_imgFrank Lampard backs Carlo Ancelotti ahead of potential Arsenal move Comment Frank Lampard has spoken out on Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the Italian’s possible move to Arsenal (Getty)Frank Lampard has given his backing to Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the Italian’s potential move to Arsenal.Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday evening despite guiding the team to a 4-0 victory over Genk in the Champions League.That result was Napoli’s first win in 10 matches and now the Serie A club have dismissed Ancelotti and are set to replace him with Gennaro Gattuso.Arsenal, meanwhile, are keen to hold talks with Ancelotti as they search for a long-term replacement for Unai Emery.ADVERTISEMENTAnd Ancelotti’s return to the Premier League would see him come up against Lampard, who won the Premier League and FA Cup when playing under the Italian at Chelsea. Advertisement Lampard won the Premier League and FA Cup with Ancelotti at Chelsea (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He always handles himself brilliantly.‘I think he can work anywhere in the world at the top level, of course.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday evening (EPA)‘I have huge respect for him, I am very sorry for him,’ said Lampard.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I know it was a tough job for him lately.‘I saw his interview before the game and I thought it was a very typically classy interview in what seemed a very tough time for him. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 11 Dec 2019 10:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

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Nusseibeh, Dijkstra extend 300 Club ‘welcome’ to BlackRock

first_imgSaker Nusseibeh, CEO of Federated Hermes International, and Lars Dijkstra, CIO of Kempen Capital Management, have responded to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s recent annual letter to corporates on behalf of the 300 Club, a group of investment professionals seeking to challenge thinking and behaviours in the investment industry.In their response, published on the 300 Club’s website, Nusseibeh and Dijkstra extend a “warm welcome” to BlackRock as a new member of “the movement that has been working for several years to fundamentally change the investment value chain from salesmanship, which is the principal driver for many asset managers, to stewardship”.At the same time, they set out several steps that BlackRock – and others – could take to join the ranks of those implementing what Nusseibeh and Dijkstra referred to as “The New Active” philosophy of sustainable wealth creation.These range from aligning the interests of portfolio managers with those of asset owners and companies, for example by personally co-investing with clients, to making sustainable wealth creation and stewardship the objective rather than “minor outperformance of an index of offering the cheapest index fund”.  “Let’s not waste this revelation by talking, instead let’s act.”Saker Nusseibeh (left), CEO, Federated Hermes International, and Lars Dijkstra, CIO of Kempen Capital Management on behalf of the 300 ClubPublished last month, Fink’s letter to CEOs informed them that BlackRock was placing sustainability at the centre of its investment approach, and that Fink believed “we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance” as investors gained a better understanding of the implications of climate risk.It came shortly after BlackRock joined Climate Action 100+, the collaborative engagement initiative launched in 2017 that now counts more than 370 investors as members, having previously stuck to direct engagements with companies on its own.300 Club addresses Larry FinkLetter to Larry Fink – Welcome BlackRockIn your annual letter to corporates you argue that the financial world is on the eve of a profound reorientation. We can’t tell you how pleased we are that BlackRock, with its leading market position and its undoubted clout, is now joining the movement that has been working for several years to fundamentally change the investment value chain from Salesmanship, which is the principal driver for many asset managers, to Stewardship. The presence of BlackRock in our ranks signifies a tipping point in asset management and we extend to you a warm welcome to the movement!As you wrote, ‘we will now assess environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics with the same rigour as traditional measures such as liquidity and credit risk’. Some of us have been advocating this shift to a more long-term approach to investment for decades but we have seen over the past five years many asset managers move forwards, fully integrating ESG-metrics into their daily investment processes in one form or another. It has been very clear for us and them that the future risk and return of companies are critically dependent on good governance, ambitious environmental policies and social considerations.Our philosophy can be summarized as: only when sustainable wealth creation – what we call ‘The New Active’ – becomes the new normal, will we be able to reduce the risks of value destruction to create truly excellent long-term returns for investors and value for all stakeholders (clients, employees, suppliers, communities and society).How can BlackRock and others join The New Active? First and foremost: align the interests of portfolio managers with those of asset owners and wealth creators (the companies). For example, by personally co-investing with clients and by making sure the incentive structures of companies are aligned with long-term value creation, not short-term share price movement or fund flows;Ensuring that the incentive structures of asset managers are based on long-term active stewardship and sustainable capitalism instead of short-term salesmanship;Work with high conviction. To be able to really create value for all stakeholders, active portfolio managers need to focus on a limited number of companies. Being an active owner with a deep dialogue with company executives requires bandwidth. Creating positive change for all stakeholders means commitment and dedication to dialogue between the core-decision makers on both sides;Focus! Make the objective sustainable wealth creation and Stewardship instead of minor outperformance of an index or offering the cheapest index fund. Do that well and long-term alpha will inevitably follow.Practice inclusion with Stewardship and engagement. Consider exclusion as a last resort. Creating tailor-made exclusions based on external ESG-ratings without a proven track record is the easy way out. By engaging and really trying to change a company you’ll have much more impact.Have long-term commitment and be an active owner. Engage deeply with companies about their corporate strategy, capital allocation and sustainability risks and opportunities. In our experience, the quality of our arguments are more important than the size of our position. Bigger is not better – better is better.The financial world is on the eve of a profound reorientation. But let’s not waste this revelation by talking, instead let’s act. Some of us have already started. We’re committed to creating investment alpha and sustainable absolute returns for our clients in a fully aligned way. Our industry needs to transition to The New Active: to long-term stewardship by helping both our clients and the companies we invest in focus on sustainable wealth creation.Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, Federated Hermes International, and Lars Dijkstra, CIO of Kempen Capital Management. Both authors are members of the 300 Club. “The financial world is on the eve of a profound reorientation,” write Nusseibeh and Dijkstra. “But let’s not waste this revelation by talking, instead let’s act. Some of us have already started.”last_img read more

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Gold Coast mega mansion hits the market at $6 million

first_img2108 The Circle, Sanctuary Cove.While they said they loved the home and all it had to offer, they have decided its time to downsize.The couple bought it in 2011 after looking at about 40 houses in the gated community.“My wife and I walked through the front door, looked at each other and went, ‘wow’,” Mr Siokos said.“Although we were looking for a smaller place, we fell in love with it.”He said the contemporary design was the four-bedroom home’s most appealing feature, particularly its curved walls and tiered lower level. 2108 The Circle, Sanctuary Cove.IF there was ever a perfect place to host a dinner party or evening soiree, this would be it.The Sanctuary Cove mansion was designed for entertaining with several living areas sure to leave guests gawking.The formal dining room’s grandeur is comparable to a five-star restaurant with floor-to-ceiling sheer curtains, a bejewelled chandelier and feature wallpaper. 2108 The Circle, Sanctuary Cove.Outside, the alfresco dining area with kitchen extends to include the 17-metre pool with spa, a gazebo, bar and deck — all of which overlook the river and Coomera Island.It’s no wonder the contemporary property has hit the market with an asking price of more than $6 million.Owner Angelo Siokos said he and his wife, Madonna, often invited friends over for dinners and get-togethers.“The design is fantastic,” Mr Siokos said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 2108 The Circle, Sanctuary Cove.They made a few adjustments after moving in to better suit their lifestyle, including expanding the upstairs bedroom’s walk-in wardrobe.“Quite honestly, we love every part of it,” Mr Siokos said.“But, if I was to say something that’s got the wow factor for me, it would be the walk-in wardrobe upstairs.”They hope to rebuild in Sanctuary Cove. 2108 The Circle, Sanctuary Cove.last_img read more

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Busy Signal goes to jail

first_img Tweet Share Share 59 Views   5 comments Sharing is caring!center_img EntertainmentNewsRegional Busy Signal goes to jail by: – May 22, 2012 Share Glendale “Busy Signal” GordonJust days before the second anniversary of the security forces-led Tivoli Gardens incursion, law enforcement agents yesterday arrested another high-profile figure associated with that community, on an extradition warrant to the United States.Popular dancehall artiste Busy Signal, whose real name is Glendale Gordon, was picked up at the Norman Manley International Airport immediately after he stepped off a flight from the United Kingdom. “The extradition warrant was executed on him,” an officer told The Gleaner last night. According to reports, he was met on arrival by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team, United States marshals and representatives of the British High Commission. The artiste was reportedly travelling on a passport he had under the name, Reanno Gordon, in which his British visa was cancelled. He spent last night in one of the Corporate Area’s secured police lock-ups. The Gleaner understands that the entertainer was returning from a tour in Amsterdam. His arrest came months after The Gleaner broke the story that a prominent entertainer was under the radar of the United States and was to be extradited. According to one of the law-enforcement officers who spoke with The Gleaner yesterday, ‘Busy’ as he is affectionately called, has been on the run since 2002. Allegations are that he was implicated in a narcotics offence committed in Minnesota. “He is to be extradited for failing to appear before the court to answer charges in relation to that offence,” argued the law-enforcement officer, who was among the team which escorted him from the airport late yesterday evening. Busy Signal rose to stardom after releasing a string of singles in 2003 and 2004. He climbed Jamaica’s singles chart in 2005 with his aptly titled hit Step Out. He got the nickname ‘Busy Signal’ from his friends in west Kingston, where he formerly lived.Glenroy SinclairJamaica Gleanerlast_img read more

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Local tennis players reach last 48 in state singles tournament

first_imgELLSWORTH — Four local high school tennis players will be participating in the state singles tournament’s last 48 after qualifying Saturday at Bangor High School.Ellsworth’s Norman Jodrey began his day with an 8-4 victory over George Stevens Academy’s Connary Williamson in the preliminary round. Entering the qualifying round as the No. 8 boys’ player in Region 2, the senior defeated J.D. Turner of Calais 6-2, 6-0 to clinch his berth in the last 48.On the girls’ side, Miriam Nelson claimed wins in both of her matches to make it two Ellsworth seniors in the round of 48. Nelson defeated Belfast’s Emily Woods 8-0 in her prelim match to secure the No. 5 seed in the qualifying round, where she defeated Brewer senior Riley Curtis 6-4, 6-3 to advance.Mount Desert Island’s Regitze Jacobsen delivered one of the day’s most dominant performances with easy victories in both rounds of girls’ play. Jacobsen began the day with an 8-1 over Brewer’s Emilie Ireland in the prelims before qualifying with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Calais junior Kelly Carter as Region 2’s second-ranked player. Jacobsen, an exchange student from Kolding, Denmark, has yet to lose a match this season.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA’s Courtney Bianco reached the girls’ qualifying round with an 8-0 prelim win over Old Town’s Haidee Hodson. Although Bianco lost the first set of her qualifying match to Hampden Academy’s Mikiko Frey, the GSA senior battled back to claim a 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 win and reach the last 48.Qualified players will go to Lewiston High School on May 24 for the next two rounds of tournament play. Winners will return to the school the following day for the round of 16 and quarterfinals. The semifinals and championships will be held May 27 at Bates College.last_img read more

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Attendees express concern at third Presidential Search Advisory Committee ‘listening session’

first_imgBoard of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso said the committee hopes to find the next president in four to six months, but that they will take the amount of time they need. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)During a night filled with emotion and frustration, the Presidential Search Advisory Committee hosted its third listening session at Town & Gown on Tuesday evening. The event featured a platform for faculty, staff, students and alumni to speak on issues and concerns regarding USC’s search for the next president.“I just want to remind everybody, just because I find it fascinating, factually, that this is only the 12th time since 1880 that we’ve had the opportunity to conduct a presidential search,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso. “This is a historic moment … it’s monumental and it’s obviously consequential … We are here to listen.” Caruso said the committee hopes to find the next president within four to six months, but that the committee will take as much time as they need.Jeremy Kagan, a professor at the School of Cinematic Arts, was the first to speak. He called the University’s efforts for sustainability embarrassing. “I’m hoping that when you interview the various people who are candidates for president, you will make sure the issue of sustainability is primary in their lives,” Kagan said.Olivia Pearson, a co-director of the Environmental Student Assembly, added that sustainability efforts have only been student- and faculty-driven. “The University should provide resources that foster sustainability as a value in its students … instead of growing attitudes of indifference toward sustainability, that are currently being developed at this affluent University,” Pearson said. “We show little regard for how we treat our resources.”In addition to speakers discussing what on- and off-campus issues that they hope the next administration will address, many shared their visions for what kind of leader the next president should be.Dana Coyle, an alumna and staff member, whose three children also attended USC, said that the new president should be “authentic, compassionate and candid with all stakeholders.” “I encourage the new president to be visible and accessible to the students,” she said.During the session, the most reiterated topic was the lack of student representation on the search committee. Michael Nguyen, a graduate student at the Price School of Public Policy, questioned USC’s commitment to power sharing and asked why there is no student representation on the committee.“If we assume that the purpose of events like this, and other outreach events, [are] to gather data and to inform decision making to create better outcomes, then perhaps a mechanism to do that is to institutionalize more roles for students within governance,” he said.Undergraduate Student Government Sen. Michaela Murphy expressed her frustration with the Board of Trustees and the lack of student representation and transparency during the search process. “To be perfectly candid, these listening sessions have done less than scrape the bottom of the barrel,” Murphy said. “When students are asked to take a leap of faith and trust the judgment of this administration, I’d like you all to meet me halfway … Stop wasting this opportunity to collaborate so positively and so beneficially with the students.”Former USG official Mai Mizuno echoed that statement.“It’s becoming harder and harder to say ‘fight on’ when I see students being told to give up our fight,” Mizuno said.last_img read more

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The Final Word: Syracuse serves No. 16 Ohio State its 1st loss

first_imgSyracuse (4-2) defeated No 16 Ohio State, (6-1), 72-62, on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. After trailing by two at halftime, the Orange outscored the Buckeyes by 12 in the second half to hand OSU its first loss. Tyus Battle scored a game-high 20 points while Elijah Hughes and Oshae Brissett and 18 and 14 points, respectively.Here’s what our beat writers thought of Wednesday’s game. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on November 28, 2018 at 11:32 pmlast_img

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Greyhound Media Group appoints Brent Dolan as Operations lead

first_img Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Brent DolanThe Greyhound Media Group (GMG) has today announced the appointment of Brent Dolan as its new Director of Operations.A retail gaming and communications industry veteran, Dolan joins GMG having previously served as Director of Racecourse Operations of Totepool for UK independent bookmaker Betfred (2012-2015).GMG governance informed that Dolan would now lead the company’s design and maintenance for racecourse content and media output for UK and international clients.A pleased Clive Feltham Director of GMG and CEO of GRA stated that following an extensive search the firm had found the best candidate to take GMG operations forward;“We are delighted Brent is joining us. His experience, drive and ability will fit perfectly with our ambitions to promote GMG product worldwide. His contacts particularly internationally will allow him to hit the ground running and we all look forward to working with him”.Dolan backed Feltham’s comments stating that he was pleased to be joining GMG’s experienced media team“This is exciting for me and comes at a time when there is real opportunity for UK Greyhound Racing product to expand, not only in territories where fixed odds betting is available but in emerging territories where pool betting is the only form of wagering”. Share Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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Gyan and Kwesi Appiah call a truce after crunch meeting

first_imgThe Black Stars leave for Abu-Dhabi on June 1 to begin Pre-Afcon 2019 preparations. General Captain of the Black Stars Asamoah Gyan met with head coach Kwesi Appiah to thrash out their differences following a change in the team’s leadership hierarchy heading to Afcon 2019.The meeting became necessary following the decision by Appiah to replace Gyan who has been substantive captain of the team since 2012 with Andre Ayew.Gyan after receiving knowledge of the development retired from the national team but rescinded his decision after the intervention of President Akufo Addo.His retirement letter stated that he would not be happy travelling with the team while the leadership mantle had been handed to another.He has since made himself available for selection and has been named in the 29 man provisional team for the tournament.Gyan took to his twitter after the meeting and stated that the interest of the country remained paramount.last_img read more

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