​PKA’s Damgaard Jensen to quit as CEO next year

first_imgPeter Damgaard Jensen, a prominent figure in the Danish pensions sector for decades, has announced he will quit as chief executive of labour market pension fund PKA in a year’s time.He will step down in the spring of 2020 after 19 years in the role, according to an announcement from the DKK275bn (€36.9bn) pension provider.Damgaard Jensen said: “I have been very happy to lead PKA for so many years, and I am proud of what we have achieved.”PKA was in a strong position today, creating “great value for members, while making a positive difference to our environment” through its investments, he said. Peter Damgaard Jensen, PKAHe has agreed with Stephanie Lose, chair of PKA, to step down as chief executive next spring, to coincide with his 66th birthday.Lose said Damgaard Jensen had been at the heart of the positive development PKA had undergone.“He has been in charge of a PKA which today is stronger than ever, when it comes to the number of members, value creation and accountability,” she said. “So I appreciate the good dialogue we have had about the decision, and the fact that Peter has chosen to continue until April next year, so we have plenty of time to find the right replacement.”PKA, which runs four pension funds in the social and healthcare sectors, said its supervisory board would now start the process of recruiting a new chief executive.Damgaard Jensen is chair of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change and is a board member at Forsikring & Pension, the Danish trade body for insurers and pension providers. He also sits on the advisory boards of outsourced services provider Forca and Copenhagen-based private equity group Axcel.Further readingInterview: Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change Peter Damgaard Jensen spoke to IPE in April 2017 shortly after becoming chair of the IIGCC, outlining his plans to push climate change issues up the corporate agenda “For the same reason, I have considered that it is the right time to lay down a plan for when to pass on the assignment,” said Damgaard Jensen.last_img read more

Politicians have swerved the hard questions on euthanasia for too long

first_imgTVNZ One News 19 August 2016Family First Comment: Rubbish! They haven’t avoided the question. They’re said no – and rightly so. #movingonTaxes, politicians are happy to talk about. Death, not so much.For years, MPs have avoided the euthanasia debate.David Seymour’s assisted dying bill is stalled in the members’ bill ballot. It’s at the whim of a lucky-dip system, which will see legislation about lost luggage debated ahead of life-and-death decisions.So, now the national conversation is well overdue.People can now delay death because of medical advances. But living longer often means a diminished quality of life.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/opinion-politicians-have-swerved-hard-questions-euthanasia-too-longlast_img read more

Protesters return in Bahamas

first_imgNewsRegional Protesters return in Bahamas by: – March 22, 2011 By Chester RobardsGuardian Staff ReporterNASSAU, Bahamas — Opponents of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) sale took to the streets of Nassau again on Monday to protest the government’s decision, as the debate over the matter began in Parliament.The protesters, many displaying their political affiliations on t-shirts, marched on Bay Street with signs, Bahamian flags and several bull horns, shouting and singing.One of the first songs the protesters sang when they approached Rawson Square was The Bahamas’ national anthem.Their signs were mostly anti-Free National Movement (FNM), some with slogans like “Fire Ingraham” and “Stop the world and let the FNM off,” while others decried the sale of BTC to Cable and Wireless Communications/LIME (CWC) with jeers such as “Epic Fail” and “Politicians vote for Lime: You’re Fired.”One sign even called for the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) to be done away with.Demonstrators could not overrun police barricades to enter Rawson Square this time, as the barricades were chained together. The crowd was smaller than the last group to demonstrate against the sale in February.On Monday, the demonstrators succeeded in opening the barricades on Parliament Street and for a few minutes several protesters poured through the opening that was created.Police quickly replaced the barriers and calmed the crowd.During the last protest on Bay Street, police were forced to beat some of the protesters with batons as they pushed barricades aside.Police were out in full force on Monday, though not in the numbers present at prior protests, suggesting they were convinced that their reinforced barricades would hold back the line of protesters.As ministers left the House of Assembly they were booed by several protesters.When Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham left the House the crowd began a cacophony of boos and jeers.As Ingraham walked over to the Churchill Building surrounded by police officers, some protesters attempted to follow him, shouting at him as they ran across Rawson Square.Bamboo Town MP Branville McCartney, who resigned from the Free National Movement on Sunday, received a warm welcome from the crowd, however.During much of the protest, president of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) Bernard Evans was in court where an appeal against a decision of the Supreme Court regarding the privatization of BTC was being heard.The unions are seeking to block the sale through court action.However, Bahamas Communications and Public Managers Union (BCPMU) president William Carrol stood with his fellow BTC workersOther union leaders joined in the protest, including president of the National Congress of Trade Unions of the Bahamas Jennifer Isaacs Dotson“We have quite a number of affiliated unions under the NCTUB to support the Committee to Save BTC,” Isaacs-Dotson said.“Whatever we do we need to combine our efforts. There is no sense in us separating our efforts to try to get the government to change [its] mind in selling BTC, so we’re all here together and working together in collaboration to still say to the government, stop, review and cancel this decision to sell,” she said.The unions maintain that they will not relent until the government changes its position on the sale of BTC and will continue to march on Parliament until the sale of BTC to CWC is dead.Source: Caribbean News Now! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 40 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

WVMC now back in full operation

first_imgDr. Stephanie Abello, chief pathologist of the Western Visayas Medical Center sub-national laboratory, says the lockdown of the hospital’s four areas was lifted yesterday afternoon. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * direct care for a patient with probable or confirmed COVID-19 disease without using proper personal protective equipment. It also gave WVMC time to disinfect and roll out contact tracing, she added. Of the three infected personnel, one was a nurse assigned in a non-COVID emergency room, one was a radiologist and another was an institutional worker. Close contacts are individuals who had lived with, cared for, traveled with, or transacted with a confirmed case who has: “Any flu-like symptoms such as fever, difficulty of breathing, and/or cough should be immediately consulted with physicians or reported to the nearest health facility. Confirmatory testing for close contacts shall follow DOH Department Memorandums 2020-0258,” according to Convocar. “Wala naman sang may nagdugang nga nag-positive from WVMC,” Abello said. Over 51 contacts of the three WVMC personnel were traced and specimens were collected from them for analysis. Their confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results were released a few days after. ILOILO City – Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao district resumed full operations yesterday. The lockdown of the hospital’s four areas was already lifted, according to Dr. Stephanie Abello, chief pathologist of WVMC sub-national laboratory where the region’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests are conducted. Earlier, DOH-6 director Dr. Marlyn Convocar issued this public advisory: “The public is hereby advised to immediately contact DOH Western Visayas, the City Health Office and/or their respective local government units through Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams if they have visited the above-mentioned health facility from June 23-28.” Those identified as close contacts of the doctors were require to undergo strict home quarantine and isolation for 14 days. * face-to-face contact with a confirmed case for at least 15 minutes * direct physical contact with a confirmed cases Also, more than two week ago, a portion of the hospital’s orthopedic ward was locked down after a 72-year-old male patient from Igbaras, Iloilo was found infected with COVID-19./PN * was with a confirmed case in an enclosed space for at least two hours The lockdown was a precautionary measure, said Abello, against the spread of the viral illness. Earlier last week, three employees of the hospital got infected with COVID-19. To recall, a portion of WVMC’s medical/surgical ward went on a one-day lockdown on July 10 after a 13-year-old boy patient tested positive for COVID-19. “Ang last nga gin-lift ang St. Augustine kag St. Anthony wards. Ang [lockdown sa] radiology department na-lift na sang Saturday and emergency room sang Sunday,” Abello told Panay News.last_img read more

Strong Guyanese contingent for Suriname Drags

first_imgSIX of Guyana’s best quarter-mile drivers will journey to Suriname next weekend to participate in MotoSur’s Suriname Drag Fest, dubbed the ‘Battle of the Guianas’. The Guyanese, namely Sanjay Persaud, Asurdeen Mohammed, Annand Ramchand, Shawn Persaud as well as the Dabi brothers Peter and Rondel will make the journey to take on the best of Suriname in a three-day affair.Sanjay, who rose to fame after months of work on his Mazda Rx-7 will hope to be among the top contenders representing the Golden Arrowhead.He will have as backup Annand Ramchand and his team as well as Shawn Persaud.Meanwhile as if Guyana hadn’t enough firepower on the unit, the Dabi brothers, Peter and Rondel will also make the trip to the Dutch capital.Rondel with his Supra had ruled the roost locally until damage to his Toyota Supra ruled him out of the last encounter in Guyana. Meanwhile, his brother Peter, who pilots a Mazda Rx-7 will also be on the attack. Considered by many locals as a dark horse, his title may have very much to do with the colour of his machine.The team will further be strengthened by reigning champion Asurdeen Mohammed who is expected to take both of his Nissan GTRs, Nismo and Godzilla, as they are nicknamed, to the three-day event.The three-day event will kick off tomorrow with a test and tune while the locals will take to the scene on Saturday followed by the final dial-in for the foreign competition.Sunday will see the grand finale of races.last_img read more

Bayern celebrates CL title in darkness after beating PSG

first_img August 23, 2020 PSG’s footballing superstars were subdued at a final which lacked usual pre-match entertainment from pop stars.Not that PSG lacked chances to take the lead at a final that should have been played in Istanbul in May, rather than the Portuguese capital in late August when seasons usually begin not end.Only the presence of “Istanbul” on the match ball that Neymar struck at Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 18th was a reminder here of the pandemic-enforced change of location.Neymar did spark the move that saw Ander Herrera and Di Maria combine but the Argentine could only strike over.And an interchange between Herrera and Mbappé before halftime ended with a weak shot from the French forward. Bayern celebrates CL title in darkness after beating PSG Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Beating a drum, his Bayern Munich jersey replaced by a “Champions of Europe” T-shirt, Joshua Kimmich wanted to savor the scene of glory.Ninety minutes after setting up the goal that won Bayern’s sixth European Cup, Kimmich returned to the confetti-covered pitch where Paris Saint-Germain had been beaten 1-0 on Sunday night.Soon he was joined, sitting in the center circle, by Bayern teammates David Alaba and Serge Gnabry. Before long the lights went out on the Stadium of Light. Associated Press As the costly front three were frustrated in front of goal, it was instead a winger who was born in Paris and started his career at PSG who inflicted the blow.Coman scored Bayern’s 43rd goal of a perfect European campaign that has seen Bayern become the first team to win all 11 Champions League matches.“I feel a lot of happiness, but also sadness for PSG,” said Coman, who left his boyhood club in 2014 — first for Juventus — after feeling undervalued. “It hurts my heart a bit.”The win capped an incredible transformation this season under Hansi Flick, who emerged from the shadows in November, with a promotion to the top coaching job with Bayern fourth in the Bundesliga. The European Cup joins the Bundesliga trophy — won for an eighth successive season — and the German Cup.center_img “We all know where we’ve come from this season,” Bayern forward Thomas Müller said. “There are no secrets, we just kept moving forward. Obviously we have a lot of quality in the team, but we also have the spirit. The boys are prepared to suffer. ”The season is now over — three months later than planned due to the pandemic pause in play — with Bayern treble winners just as it was in 2013.Bayern joins deposed champion Liverpool as six-time champions of Europe, only behind AC Milan (seven) and Real Madrid (13). It was the first final to end 1-0 since Real Madrid beat Juventus in 1998 which was also the last final to feature teams who qualified as domestic champions. But the singing PSG contingent around the directors’ box was silenced in a stadium that was largely empty due to coronavirus restrictions. And when the final whistle blew, Neymar was in tears, embraced by rival Alaba.“We weren’t clinical enough,” PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said. “We want Kylian and Ney to always score, but you can’t ask for that.” In the darkness of the Lisbon stadium, the players remained in celebration and contemplation. On a continent where more than 200,000 have died from the coronavirus, the longest and most disrupted of peacetime men’s European football seasons ended in emptiness and near silence.“When you win a title like this with brothers on the pitch,” Kimmich said shortly after the full time whistle, “that’s the maximum you can ask for.”Just a few hundred people were allowed into the Benfica stadium, due to pandemic restrictions, to see PSG academy graduate Kingsley Coman head in the winner from Kimmich’s cross in the 59th minute.While Bayern won its first final since 2013, PSG has yet to lift the European Cup despite more than $1 billion being spent on players in nine years.More than $500 million was spent on Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria but PSG looked far from formidable or threatening against the Bavarian giants who felt more assured on European club football’s biggest stage. “It was tough because he had a big injury and missed a lot of training sessions,” Tuchel said of Mbappe. “It’s a miracle he was with us.”Perhaps the only surprise was that there was no 56th goal of the season by Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski.For once his scoring contribution was not needed as this season like no other ended with a 21st successive win for Bayern as part of a 30-game unbeaten run.“So many people deserve credit for this victory,” Flick said. “You saw during winter how much determination we have in this team, which is obviously something you wish for as a coach.”___ More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Mane, Oshoala Fully Deserving of their CAF Awards, Says Pinnick

first_imgAmaju Pinnick Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaPresident of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has declared African Men’s Player of the Year, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Women’s Player of the Year, Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala as fully deserving of their honours at the 2019 CAF Football Awards.The NFF supremo, who is a Member of the CAF Executive Committee and Member of the influential Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions, praised both football stars for their integrity, high-level commitment to club and country, discipline, dedication and good heart, and their love of the game and the different societies they hail from. “There is no doubt that both players deserve their awards. Mane has been very consistent for a number of years and has worked hard to improve himself in all areas of his game, and I must say the same goes for Asisat Oshoala, who has also been an impact player for FC Barcelona Ladies within the short time that she arrived at the club.“Mane and Oshoala have also been role models in their native communities with their commitment and investment in charity causes. I congratulate both players and urge them to continue to improve as they strive for excellence in all areas.”While Mane’s honour was his first, Oshoala picked up her fourth African Women’s Player of the Year title, adding to wins in 2014, 2016 and 2017, and equalling compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha at the top of the all-time list.Senegalese Sadio Mane and the Nigerian Oshoala were the big winners on a colourful night at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, with Moroccan Achraf Hakimi picking up the gong for Youth Player of the Year and South African Desire Ellis emerging the Women’s Coach of the Year.Djamel Belmadi, who in the summer of last year led Algeria to only her second AFCON title, was named Men’s Coach of the Year. Algeria duly won the Men’s Team of the Year and Cameroon the Women’s Team of the Year, among others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Alum donates $1 million to Marshall center

first_imgThe Marshall Center for Global Innovation, part of the Marshall School of Business, recently received a $1 million donation that will effectively double the center’s budget.The center, established four years ago, performs research on how innovation helps firms succeed in today’s global environment. Working with universities and research centers around the world, the center uses actual market data to examine the factors that make businesses successful.Don Murray, who earned his master’s degree at the Leventhal School of Accounting, decided to give the center $1 million over the course of the next six to seven years to help spur further research.James Ellis, dean of the Marshall School of Business, said the donation is essential in continuing the work of the Center for Global Innovation and its director, Gerard Tellis.“The significance of such a donation is that it allows one of our major research professors the ability to continue his cutting-edge work without worrying about a funding source,” Ellis said. “This is a critical component of USC being a major research university and the Marshall School of Business being a contributor to that vision.”Murray, along with his wife, Carol, has been a benefactor of the center since its inception. The Murrays’ previous gifts helped fund research on the evolution of technology and the factors that spread innovation across borders.The two saw potential in Tellis’ work and made the donation to further his efforts.“Professor Tellis’ research allows us to understand what makes an organization or culture innovative,” Murray said in a press release. “We look forward to this important work being replicated to drive all types of innovation, whether in science, industry, academia or government. I am enthused to see USC Marshall on the vanguard for innovation — to help create a global culture where innovation is fostered and supported.”Ellis agreed Tellis’ work is among the most innovative at Marshall.“Marketing Professor Gerard Tellis is one of the most productive professors at the Marshall School of Business,” Ellis said. “He has done exhaustive research on the innovativeness of companies and even countries, as well as the history of innovation … This will enable Professor Tellis to continue his research in that area.”Tellis said the gift will allow him to keep more research assistants on staff and produce research more efficiently.“This is a very generous gift — a big deal,” Tellis said. “It will primarily pay for labor, the salaries of employees — we have five student workers and a supervisor — research assistants, conferences and travel.”From its beginnings, the center has developed tools that can aid companies in improving performance through innovation. Among these tools are the Innovation Payoff, which measures the stock market returns because of innovative activity, and the Technology Predictor, which forecasts when in the future certain platform technologies will become dominant.In addition, the center annually publishes the Firm Index, the Country Index and the Research and Development Center Index. These indices rank, according the center’s criteria, the most innovative companies, the most innovative countries and the best places for research and development in the world.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse player Hayes McGinley pleads guilty to 2 counts of harassment

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse midfielder Hayes McGinley suspended indefinitely after punching 2 people, arrestSliders employee not charged after knocking Hayes McGinley unconscious during March 14 incidentHayes McGinley’s lawyer said suspended SU midfielder had ‘no recognition’ of his actions that led to arrestSyracuse men’s lacrosse player Hayes McGinley’s court case adjourned until next weekWoman who says she was ‘sucker punched’ by Syracuse lacrosse player argues he deserves harsher punishment Published on April 21, 2015 at 2:57 pm Contact Jessica: jliannet@syr.edu | @JessicaIannettacenter_img Syracuse University men’s lacrosse player Hayes McGinley will no longer face charges for punching two people on Marshall Street last month if he stays out of trouble for a year.McGinley, a redshirt freshman midfielder, pleaded guilty to two counts of harassment in the second degree in Syracuse City Court on Tuesday afternoon.In a statement released through his lawyer, McGinley apologized to everyone involved in the Marshall Street incident.“I take my role as a student athlete very seriously and I pray I am given a second chance,” he said in the statement. “I am working very hard to regain respect from everyone in my life.”McGinley, 20, was arrested on March 14 and indefinitely suspended from the lacrosse team the next day for an unspecified violation of team rules. Police said McGinley, who was drunk, tried to get into the car of an Insomnia Cookies’ delivery worker on Marshall Street. An argument ensued in which McGinley punched the delivery worker and another co-worker, police said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter McGinley punched the delivery worker, a Sliders employee punched McGinley, knocking him to the ground. Police did not arrest the Sliders employee after determining he used force to defend another individual, which is legal in New York.In addition to a one-year conditional discharge, McGinley must also stay away from the two people he punched for a year. Following the incident, the two victims had a full order of protection against him, which prevented him from going to Insomnia Cookies or Sliders.At court on Tuesday, McGinley’s lawyer, Eric Jeschke, argued the order should be downgraded to a partial order of protection because McGinley doesn’t know what either of the victims look like because he was drunk during the incident. The judge granted this request and McGinley is now allowed to go to Insomnia Cookies and Sliders, but he’s “not going to,” Jeschke said.Jeschke said he didn’t know McGinley’s status on the lacrosse team or at Syracuse University.McGinley may also have to pay restitution to the victims for any bills they incurred because of the incident, such as hospital bills. The exact amount of the restitution will be decided at a later date, Jeschke said.Jeschke was himself a midfielder on the SU lacrosse team in the ‘80s and played with current Syracuse lacrosse head coach John Desko’s two younger brothers. Jeschke said one of his former teammates is friends with McGinley’s father and that’s how McGinley got his name.McGinley appeared in four games for Syracuse this season and recorded three shots. He is the nephew of actor John C. McGinley, who is best known for playing Dr. Perry Cox on the TV show “Scrubs.”— Asst. Sports Editor Sam Blum contributed reporting to this article. Commentslast_img read more

Kearns says Tipp gave Kerry their best shot

first_imgTipperary’s long wait for a Munster senior football title will continue for at least another year.Kerry beat the Premier County 3-17 to 2-10 in yesterday’s provincial decider to be crowned champions for the fourth successive year.Tipp’s year isn’t over though – they’ll be playing in the qualifiers in just under three weeks. Manager Liam Kearns thinks the team gave it their best shot…While Captain Peter Acheson says if they had gotten a better start, the game might have turned out differentlylast_img read more