UK sales head Benton exits State Street

first_imgAndrew Benton has left State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) barely 18 months after joining the $2.7trn (€2.3trn) fund manager, IPE has learned.Benton, who joined in March 2017 as head of UK institutional business, departed last week, according to sources close to the firm.SSGA declined to comment and Benton could not be reached by IPE.Benton joined the firm to replace Mark McNulty, who had held top roles at SSGA from 2006 until the end of 2016. Benton had previously led international sales and client service at Baring Asset Management. State Street has reshuffled its European leadership over the past 12 months, bringing in Miles O’Connor – former head of institutional for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Schroders – to a newly created sales role in January this year.In July 2017, the company announced that Mike Karpik, who had led its asset management arm in the EMEA region since 2012, would leave after a 19-year State Street career. He handed the chief executive role to Cuan Coulter, former chief compliance officer for the global State Street Corporation.On Friday, the company announced its profit had risen 13% in the third quarter of the year, with total revenue increasing by 3.7% to $2.95bn. Credit: Garrett A WoolmanState Street Corporation’s headquarters, Boston, Massachusettslast_img read more

SEA-LNG study: LBM and LSM to push LNG as marine fuel

first_imgThe multi-sector industry coalition SEA-LNG released a new study analyzing the availability and costs of Liquefied Bio Methane (LBM) and Liquefied Synthetic Methane (LSM) and the potential to contribute to future decarbonization for the shipping industry. The biomass resources from which LBM can be produced are globally available. The availability of LSM will be dependent on the future build-out of renewable electricity capacity and therefore relies on investment within this space. This will also be a key driver within the development of other synthetic fuels reliant on renewable electricity, such as green hydrogen and ammonia. The study concludes that both could become available in sufficient quantities to make a contribution towards future decarbonization for the shipping industry and that the costs need not be significantly higher than those of other low- and zero-carbon fuels. “In combination, the studies we have commissioned definitely proves that, through LBM and LSM, LNG offers a clear pathway to net zero-carbon emissions from shipping while also future-proofing ship owners’ investments,” Keller said. “The shipping industry faces unprecedented challenges if it is to meet the IMO’s decarbonization targets,” commented Peter Keller, chairman, SEA-LNG. Further, the growing LNG-fueled fleet could use LBM or LSM without requiring major modifications, and the existing supply infrastructure will remain fit for bunkering purposes with either fuel. The production costs of LBM and LSM could be broadly comparable to other renewable fuels like green hydrogen and ammonia. Analysis of the global sustainable biomass resource shows that biomethane from energy crops, agricultural residues, forestry products and residues could significantly exceed the global total energy demand of the maritime sector. The sustainable potential for LBM could be substantially higher in 2050 compared to 2030, even when excluding aquatic biomass, which has the potential to play a dominant role in the long term. Dagmar Nelissen (CE Delft), said, “Based on an extensive review of the global availability of biomass, and the maturity of technologies to produce biomethane and synthetic methane, we conclude that, in principle, sufficient amounts could be produced to fuel the shipping sector. However, other sectors are also likely to demand methane, and there needs to be significant investments in production capacity.” The study explores the potential availability and cost of LBM and LSM produced from renewable electricity with the aim of providing industry-leading, timely, and proven analysis to support the growing case for LBM and LSM in driving forward LNG as a decarbonization solution towards 2030, 2050, and beyond, SEA-LNG said. Compared to those fuels, LBM and LSM have the advantage that they can be transported, stored and bunkered, utilizing existing and technically matured LNG infrastructure. The study was conducted by independent research and consultancy organization CE Delft and commissioned by SEA-LNG. He further noted that by investing in LNG-fuelled vessels now, ship owners can realize immediate GHG benefits – up to 21 percent on a Well-to-Wake basis and 28 percent, Tank-to-Wake, including the impact of methane emissions. These LNG-based assets can use non-fossil fuel methane such as LBM and LSM with little to no modifications. As LBM and LSM become available at scale, the carbon-free future will become reality. The findings are that both LBM and LSM are scalable solutions for the maritime sector, with estimated sustainable global supplies potentially exceeding the demands of shipping in the future, and likely to be commercially competitive relative to other low- and zero-carbon fuels. Image courtesy of MANlast_img read more

Ighalo’s wife talks tough amid divorce row with Man Utd forward

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Of The Strongest Women In The WorldTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… Sonia Ighalo, wife of Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo has declared she is still “traditionally and above all legally married” to the forward amid reports suggesting they have parted ways. Reacting on reports making the rounds, Sonia took to the social media, to set the records straight. “To those of you panicking…Jude and I are still traditionally and above all legally married,” she posted on Instagramcenter_img Advertisement “No leave, no transfer,” (accompanied by a photo of a locked padlock)Reports claim the couple are no longer together as Sonia has been disrespectful to Odion’s family . It added the pair separated since late 2018 and have reportedly commenced divorce proceedings.Read Also: Odion Ighalo: Solskjaer reveals how Nigerian has improved Man United attackIt further noted that Sonia was not also on talking terms with Ighalo’s sister, Mary, who gave up the ghost last year in Canada alongside the striker’s younger brother.Interestingly, Odion and Sonia fell in love 11 years ago in Italy and are blessed with three children.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Stoke denied Agudelo work permit

first_imgJuan Agudelo’s hopes of joining Stoke in January look to be over after the club were denied a work permit for the USA international striker. The 20-year-old signed a pre-contract agreement with the Potters in August and had been expected to move to the Britannia Stadium in January when his deal with Major League Soccer side New England Revolution expired. Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes and manager Mark Hughes presented the case at a hearing in London on Wednesday but the panel rejected it and the Potters have no right to appeal the decision. Press Associationcenter_img Scholes said on stokecityfc.com: “We’re bitterly disappointed that the panel rejected our appeal for a work permit for Juan. “The criteria by which the panel should make work permit application decisions are well established and have been in place for some years and, despite recent comments to the media and discussion in the media, that criteria has not changed. “We are therefore left amazed that our application for a work permit for Juan has been rejected when you compare his talent and ability to players who have been granted a work permit on appeal in the past. “Unfortunately, under the rules of the appeal panel system we were given no explanation why the application was rejected and so can only speculate as to the reasons why we have been unsuccessful.” Colombian-born Agudelo represented the US at Under-17 and Under-20 level before making his full debut against South Africa in November 2010, where he scored the only goal of the game. He has won 17 caps for the States but was not included in Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad for the past week’s friendlies against Scotland and Austria. last_img read more

McIlroy to swap course for court

first_img “The court-directed mediation process failed over the weekend to resolve the issue.” With a hearing expected to take place in February, McIlroy has opted to withdraw from two events in Shanghi at the end of this month and early next , the BMW Masters and World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions tournament, to prepare for the case, with millions of pounds at stake. McIlroy signed to Horizon in late 2011, only to begin proceedings against them almost a year ago, alleging the contract to be “unconscionable” due to “excessive commissions”. Via a counter lawsuit, Horizon, instrumental in McIlroy’s five-year contract with Nike worth £62million, are citing breach of contract and loss of future commissions. Calls for an out-of-court settlement from Mr Justice Peter McGovern, who predominantly sits on Ireland’s Commercial Court, fell on deaf ears. The concern now is how the trial will affect McIlroy’s preparations for The Masters which is due to begin on April 9. At present, McIlroy is scheduled to play in two events in the Middle East in mid-to-late January, early February, along with the Honda Classic in West Palm Beach from February 26. Press Association World number one Rory McIlroy faces a break from the sport as a Dublin courtroom is poised to take centre stage rather than a golf course early next year.center_img Attempts at a resolution over a contractual dispute a few days ago between lawyers representing McIlroy and his former management company, Horizon, ultimately failed, with the legal battle now poised for the courts. “I’m going to need time away from tournament golf to prepare for the trial over my legal dispute with Horizon Sports Management,” said McIlroy via his management company. last_img read more

Syracuse drops 3 of 4 matches in Candlewood Suites Invitational

first_imgAs the Orange walked off the court for the last time this weekend following a straight-sets defeat to Colorado, head coach Leonid Yelin emphasized the learning process with his young team.“It’s just a learning process,” Yelin said. “Very painful for everyone. There are just no other ways to be better other than learning.”The Orange’s youth showed this weekend in the Candlewood Suites Invitational as it lost three of the four matches in the tournament. Syracuse (1-5) lost to Stony Brook (3-4) 3-2 and beat Rutgers (3-4) 3-2 on Friday, and lost to Oakland (4-3) 3-1 and Colorado (5-1) 3-0 on Saturday.Yelin said he wants to see his players improving each match. He cited the lack of effort on improvement in his surprising decision to sit the second-leading point scorer on the team, Silvi Uattara, in the last match in the tournament against Colorado.Uattara also played significantly less than she usually does in the match against Rutgers on Friday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m happy with some players who are improving, who are learning from mistakes.” Yelin said. “As you saw it, Silvi didn’t play today because I said, ‘If you’re not learning from your mistakes it doesn’t even matter how strong you are.’”In the match against Colorado that the Orange played without Uattara, several of the players were happy with the way the team played, even though it was the only match they played all weekend in which they failed to win a set.“We had a lot of energy,” freshman setter Erica Handley, who led the team with 35 assists against Colorado, said. “It was our most positive attitude I think on the court. We weren’t as tense as we normally are. We were just playing our game, just doing the best of our capabilities.”The Orange came very close to stealing the first set from the Buffaloes, as a kill from sophomore Gosia Wlaszczuk brought the set to 24-22 Colorado. But that would be as close as SU would get. Colorado closed out the next point.The Orange fought hard for the rest of the match. Leading scorer Nicolette Serratore brought the Orange within 23-19 on a strong kill, but Colorado won the next two points and took the third set 25-20.Yelin believes playing teams like Colorado can only help his young team learn.“When you lose to a team who you know (is ranked) much higher, it never hurts you,” Yelin said. “You’re not losing confidence. You’re losing confidence if you lose to a team you know you’re better than.”By the end of the weekend, Syracuse was playing lethargic. Four games in two days had clearly taken a toll, but Wlaszczuk doesn’t look to that as an excuse.“Tired is not excuse. Everyone is tired in this tournament,” Wlaszczuk said. “I would not say we played bad because we are tired. They also played two games yesterday. We just cannot play the way we are practicing I don’t know why.”After a 1-5 start to the season, Yelin emphasized correcting the errors the team is making, but also strengthening the areas they are having success in. SU’s five-set loss early in the day to Stony Brook served as the “learning lesson” Yelin hoped it would be and Syracuse turned around to beat Rutgers.“Most of the time, we are trying to show them what they did good,” Yelin said. “Now, you have to figure out why you did this, why it was clicking in this situation, and not that situation.” Comments Published on September 9, 2013 at 12:44 am Contact Ryan: rlraigro@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

IAAF World Championships: Men’s shot put schedule and preview

first_img WATCH US LIVE IAAF World Championships will be taking place from September 27 to October 6, 2019. The events will be held at the renovated multi-purpose Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. The men’s shot put qualifier’s for group A and B are scheduled for October 3, 2019, at 9:50 pm and 11:10 pm IST, respectively. Finals will be on October 5, 2019, at 10:35 pm IST. Star Sports India will be broadcasting the IAAF World Championships.Also read | IAAF World Championships 2019: PU Chitra To Compete In Women’s 1500M Last Updated: 25th September, 2019 16:31 IST IAAF World Championships: Men’s Shot Put Schedule And Preview IAAF World Championships will take place from September 27 to October 6, 2019 at Doha, Qatar. Here are the schedule details for the men’s shot put category. LIVE TV Men’s Shot Put IAAF World Athletics Championships: Schedule and PreviewTaking a look at the current records for men’s shot put, even throwing beyond 22 metres might not earn you a gold medal in the IAAF World Championships. To give you a context for the unparalleled level of shot putting, only 16 world titles have been won by throws over the 22 metres mark. Nine men in the competition have a personal best beyond that mark. With eight of 21 men in the world all-time list, there is a chance for some big throws.Also read | IAAF World Championships 2019: Avinash Sable Aims For Tokyo OlympicsTom Walsh, two-time world indoor champion, has performed stunningly this past month. He won in Paris with a season-best of 22.4 metres and retained his Diamond league men’s shot put title in Brussels. Walsh has a good record with big tournaments and has previously won four gold at World Men’s Shot Put Championships. Walsh’s pre-championship loss was with a respectable 21.90 metres at the Chorzow competition.Ryan Crouser has also been in terrific form opening his outdoor campaign with world-leading personal best of 22.74 metres. It is the longest throw since 1990. Except for the 21.11 metres win at Drake Relays, all of Crouser’s throws were beyond 22 metres this year.Also read | IAAF World Championships: Irfan, Devender To Compete In 20km Race WalkAfter Stanford’s IAAF Diamond League record of 22.61 metres, Darlan Romani joined Walsh and Crouser in the world all-time top 10. Romani beat Walsh and Crouser in last year’s IAAF Continental Cup. Konrad Bukowiecki, Darrell Hill, Bob Bertemes, Tomas Stanek, Jacko Gill and Chukwu Enekwechi are other contenders you need to look out for. Also read | Asian Games 2018: Hima Das, Muhamamed Anas Win Silver Medals In 400m First Published: 25th September, 2019 16:31 ISTcenter_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Devika Pawar Written Bylast_img read more

Samuel Osei Kuffour slams the use of astroturfs in Ghana

first_imgFormer Black Stars defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has criticized the use of astroturfs in Ghana.The former Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee member said constructing astroturfs is not the best because it leads to increased injury rates among footballers.The Bayern Munich legend was addressing ways to nurture the next generation of Ghanaian football heroes at the Bundesliga Legends Tour Press Conference on Monday in Accra.“Now we have astroturf coming to Ghana. Is it good for our football? For me, I think it’s not the best for our kids.How many of them would get injuries in the Achilles, injury problems everywhere because of astroturf?”The 43-year-old expressed his concern about the increase in astroturf production in the country at a time where Europeans are shunning the use of artificial pitches in favour of natural ones.“German people have stopped using astroturfs, Europeans have stopped using astroturfs. So, why are we just so much concerned about bringing astroturfs here.  It doesn’t help us.“The technical abilities that the young ones need to train it doesn’t go with the astroturf”.last_img read more

Argonia volleyball team advances to state semifinals with 3-0 start; Caldwell eliminated in first round

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Argonia Red Raider girls volleyball team went 3-0 on Friday and has advanced out of pool play as the top seed in the Class 1A Div. II State volleyball tournament at Fort Hays State University at Gross Memorial Coliseum.Caldwell, on the other hand, was eliminated in the Class 1A Div. 1 state tournament also at Hays.Argonia, winner of pool 2, will play Dighton, runner-up in pool 1, in the semifinals at 2 p.m. Baileyville B&B, winner of pool 1, will battle Logan, runner-up in pool 2, on the other side of the court at the same time. Argonia will either play for the state championship 15 minutes later or the consolation championship if it loses .On Friday, Argonia would beat Logan in three sets 25-20, 19-25, and 25-20. Then at 6:30 p.m. Argonia would sweep Attica, 25-15, 25-19. In the night camp at 8:30 p.m. Argonia would beat Sharon Springs 25-18, 25-15 to win pool B.Argonia will play the runner-up of Pool A which is Dighton. Argonia is the No. 3 seed and Dighton is the No. 5 seed in the tournament. On the other side Baileyville B&B is the No. 1 seed and Logan is the No. 6 seed. Full results can be found here:•••••Caldwell was the top seed in Class A Div. 1, but would go 1-2 for the day and get eliminated in the first round.The Bluejays would beat LaCrosse 25-19, 26-24 in the first round. Caldwell would lose to Goessel in three sets, 20-25, 25-7, 25-22 in the second round. Spearville would then beat Caldwell 25-14, 25-22 to end the Bluejays great season.Caldwell finishes 37-4 on the season. The full results can be found here.last_img read more

Iowa’s political parties ‘in lock step’ on mechanics of reporting Caucus results

first_imgJOHNSTON — The leaders of Iowa’s two major political parties say they’re meeting with vendors and are planning to use the same “app” for reporting the results of the Iowa Caucuses on February 3, 2020.Iowa Democrats — for the first time ever — will be holding a series of “virtual caucuses” before Caucus Night and Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price says it takes time to put all the pieces in place.“We’re working with security experts right now to make sure that we have the protections we need so that we don’t have any foreign interference or outside interference in our process,” Price says.The Democratic National Committee has given tentative approval to the plan for virtual caucuses.“In September, we’re going to start a robust education program around all of this,” Price says. “…In the month of May, I think I did 30 different events around the state talking about what the changes are to the caucuses and we will have more information on that when we get into the fall and when we have more of our processes figured out.”Iowa Republican Party chairman Jeff Kaufmann says even though no candidate has campaigned Iowa to challenge President Trump’s re-election, Republicans also will cast votes on their presidential preference on February 3.“Anything we do in terms of reporting, we would like to do together,” Kaufmann says. “We’re still in negotiations in terms of how we are going to do that, technology that we’re going to use.”Kaufmann says about 95 percent of Republican precincts used the mobile app to report caucus results in 2016, while about two-thirds of Democratic precincts in 2016 submitted results electronically. Both parties operated a dial-in system for reporting results in 2016 and plan to do so again for the 2020 Caucuses. Kaufmann says the two parties “are in lock-step” when it comes to the mechanics of reporting results.Kaufmann and Price made their comments during taping of the “Iowa Press” program that airs tonight on Iowa Public Television.last_img read more