Netherlands roundup: Government pays €31m to Caribbean scheme

first_imgThe Dutch government is to contribute €31m to the pension fund for its Caribbean territories of Saba, Sint Eustatius and Bonaire to improve its funding position.In a letter to parliament, Raymond Knops, state secretary for home affairs, cited “specific and difficult” conditions the scheme had faced since its inception in 2010.He emphasised that the Pensioenfonds Caribisch Nederland (PCN) was “a small scheme which was predominantly dependent on American financial markets”. Last year, the $440m (€345m) pension fund had to apply a 3.5% cut to pension payments, and only avoided reductions this year due to rising interest rates, explained Knops.  PCN previously argued that the Dutch government had provided it with insufficient assets when it was established. Last year it started legal proceedings in an attempt to force additional contributions.In his letter, Knops said the capital injection would provide the pension fund with “a solid position for the future”. He added that the Dutch government had also paid €4.7m to correct mistakes in PCN’s administration, which it had inherited from its predecessor scheme APNA in 2010.Commenting on the capital boost, Harald Linkels, PCN’s chairman, said the pension fund was in good shape again. He explained that the additional contribution would come as a lump sum of €25m followed by six annual payments of €1m.Linkels also credited rising US interest rates and solid investment results for the funding improvement, as well as the effect of charging the maximum allowed contribution and the benefits discount.He said the scheme’s funding ratio stood at 111.1% at the end of May. Credit: David B GleasonMount Scenery on the island of Saba is the highest point in the NetherlandsLife expectancy gap between richest and poorest rises to nine yearsThe difference in life expectancy between the richest and poorest workers in the Netherlands has increased and is now almost nine years for 40-year olds, pensions think-tank Netspar has found.Since 2005, the gap has widened by two years, said Marike Knoef, one of the researchers.The survey revealed that the poorest 10% of employees lived 75.2 years on average, while the richest 10% of their peers lived to 83.8 on average.The results showed that the difference for women was 10 years, with longevity for the poorest and richest groups at 80.1 and 90.1 years, respectively.Knoef said that the researchers had failed to establish a general cause for the gap, although the differences were similar to figures found in the US, despite the income gap in the Netherlands being much smaller, and access to healthcare in the Netherlands being much less dependent on income.She added that it was remarkable that longevity was consistently rising through income groups.In response to Netspar’s findings, trade union FNV reiterated its demand for a slower rise of the official retirement age for the state pension, known as AOW.It argued that the “roaring pace” of the AOW age increase would make it increasingly unfair for people on low and middle incomes.The government has already decided that the AOW will rise to 67 and three months by 2022 and, from then on, will increase in line with life expectancy.Nuclear company scheme aims for quick consolidation dealThe €498m Pensioenfonds Urenco wants to place its accrued pension rights with either an industry-wide scheme or a general pension fund (APF) this year.In a newsletter to its members – former employees of uranium enrichment firm Urenco, and ETC, a designer of uranium enrichment plants – the board said that the sustainability of the pension fund was limited.The board said that all stakeholders wanted to keep both existing and future pension rights together, but that ETC’s status could pose a problem.Because of its activities, ETC is subject to the scope of PME, the mandatory pension fund for the metal and electro-technical engineering sector. Joining another scheme for pensions accrual would require PME to grant an exemption.The Urenco pension fund said a working group had concluded that a quick deal was necessary as administration costs had risen to €860 per member.It added that its current funding ratio of 116.3% made it easier to hook up with a sector scheme, and also argued that the current APF market offered more choice than a couple of years ago.The Pensioenfonds Urenco said it had hired consultancy Montae to aid its search for a new provider, adding that it expected to take a decision in September and subsequently planned to liquidate the scheme next year.The scheme has more than 500 active participants.Elsewhere, the €402m company pension fund of Forbo – a manufacturer of vinyl floor covering and glues – indicated that it intended to discuss its future with its more than 1,000 employees.In 2016, its administration costs were €315 per participant. Its funding stood at 108% at May-end.last_img read more

Index providers respond to controversial weapons campaign

first_imgMore than 140 asset owners, asset managers, wealth managers and other finance groups have asked major index providers to exclude manufacturers of controversial weapons from their mainstream indices. Will they get what they want?On Monday, readers of the Financial Times’ fund management supplement may have come across a page with the heading “open letter to global index providers”. The letter – co-ordinated by Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) – was also published in two Swiss newspapers.It detailed a request for global index providers to exclude controversial weapons – such as cluster bombs and landmines – from their mainstream indices “in order to align their products with what has become standard practice among institutional and individual investors”.The open letter, whose signatories have combined funds under management of $6.8trn (€6trn), was sent to representatives of FTSE Russell, Morningstar, MSCI, S&P Dow Jones Indices and STOXX. IPE contacted all of the named index providers to find out how they were responding.  The SSF’s letter as it appeared in the Financial Times on MondayMSCI said it believed market cap-weighted global investable benchmarks should aim to represent the broadest investment opportunity set available to international institutional investors, and that many international investors had made this point.“Therefore, our market cap-weighted investable benchmarks are not constrained by specific investor opinions, preferences or constraints including those of controversial weapons manufacturers and distributors,” it said in a statement.MSCI also emphasised that it created many indices that took into account investor preferences. In 2011 it launched an index that excludes companies with ties to cluster bombs, landmines, depleted uranium weapons, chemical and biological weapons, and other types of munitions.It also had other ESG indices that screened controversial weapons, including a suite launched in October last year.A spokeswoman for FTSE Russell referred IPE to a blog post the company published in December on the topic. In it, the index provider said that only a “very small number” of listed companies were involved in the manufacture of controversial weapons, but it had become increasingly common among asset owners to exclude them from their portfolios.Citing the SSF’s letter, FTSE Russell said it had been providing investors with tools to exclude controversial weapons from their portfolios for many years, adding: “To further this agenda, we are in the process of creating separate versions of our broad indices that will exclude companies involved with controversial weapons, which will be introduced in 2019.”It was important to recognise, added FTSE Russell in the blog, that investors had different ways of defining controversial weapons. German index provider STOXX stated: “In anticipation to a growing demand, we have introduced a full range of new indices that adhere to current ESG criteria.”For example, its Europe 600 ESG-X index screens for controversial weapons, tobacco and thermal coal, as well as a “norm-based” screen that follows the United Nations Global Compact principles, as a result of which it excluded roughly two dozen companies.“STOXX’s commitment has always been to provide state of the art solutions to clients and market participants,” it stated. “We commend Swiss Sustainable Finance’s initiative for an open dialogue about this topic and are keen on participating.”Morningstar did not provide a comment.Next steps “By joining forces with other investors around the globe we can hopefully get this message through and make index providers once and for all exclude controversial weapons from mainstream indices”Peter Damgaard Jensen, PKASSF has begun engaging with the large index providers, sharing with them the background on the initiative and a list of current co-signatories, as well as inviting them to enter into discussions.A spokeswoman for SSF told IPE it would disseminate index providers’ direct responses to the letter’s signatories and aggregate their feedback to use as input into discussions. The organisation therefore declined to comment on the statements the index providers shared with IPE. In the open letter, the signatories said controversial weapons manufacturers’ inclusion in mainstream indices posed problems for investors. For active investors using standard benchmarks, excluding the companies meant exposing portfolios to tracking error. For passive investors, the problem was more acute because the vast majority of strategies replicated traditional indices without exclusions. Initiated in Switzerland, the letter was opened to international investors in November.PKA, a DKK275bn (€36.9bn) Danish pension provider, is one of the European asset owners to have put its name to the letter. Peter Damgaard Jensen, its CEO, said: “As a responsible investor representing more than 300,000 pension savers, controversial weapons [are] unacceptable and excluded from all our investments. “However, many service providers of index products don’t share this principle making it complicated for other investors to ensure that they in no way contribute to the funding for controversial weapons manufacturers.“By joining forces with other investors around the globe we can hopefully get this message through and make index providers once and for all exclude controversial weapons from mainstream indices.”Eric Borremans, head of ESG at Pictet Asset Management, which spearheaded the initiative alongside SSF, said funding for controversial weapons manufacturers should be less readily available.“Indices are used as the basis for many investment products, both active and passive, [and] we firmly believe that the default position should be to exclude them,” he added.center_img In a statement, S&P Dow Jones Indices said its philosophy was to offer choice to investors.“Our indices address the needs of a diverse universe of market participants and no particular index is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to investing or benchmarking,” it said.“To accommodate the diversity of investor viewpoints and objectives, we currently offer, for example, a spectrum of indices based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) indices for investors who seek to decrease their exposures to or exclude certain companies or sectors from their investments.“We continue to engage in an open dialogue with investors and other market participants as they look to develop more index-linked portfolios that closely align with their ESG goals.”Alternatives on offer #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Parmesan Baked Fish.

first_img Share Food & DiningLifestyle Parmesan Baked Fish. by: – June 20, 2011 19 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Parmesan Baked FishIf you’re in a hurry and need to make something quick for dinner, this fish recipe is for you. Cooking light is right for any day with this easy-to-fix dish.You can also prepare this fish on the grill if you prefer — just several minutes on each side until the fish flakes with fork. Rice pilaf and a green salad will go great on the side.Ingredients:4 4-ounce fresh or frozen fish fillets such as cod, salmon, or orange roughyNonstick spray coating1/3 cup light mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives or sliced green onion1/2 teaspoon white wine Worcestershire sauceDirections:1.Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. Spray an 8x8x2-inch baking dish with nonstick spray coating; set aside.2.In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise dressing, Parmesan cheese, chives or green onion, and Worcestershire sauce. Spread Parmesan mixture over fish fillets.3.Bake, uncovered, in a 450 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Makes 4 servings.Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Sharelast_img read more

Hudson-Odoi breaks silence after testing positive for COVID-19

first_img The club announced that any person who had recent close contact with Hudson-Odoi, including the full men’s first-team squad, will self-isolate. The men’s team building at Chelsea’s training ground is also closed though Stamford Bridge remains open. But Hudson-Odoi has reassured fans that he is okay following the diagnosis.“As you may be aware, I’ve had the virus for the last couple of days which I’ve recovered from. “I’m following the health guidelines and self-isolating myself from everybody for the week. “Hope to see everybody soon and hopefully be back on the pitch very soon. Take care.” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has also been hit by the virus while plenty of games across Europe have been called off. Loading… Chelsea ace Callum Hudson-Odoi has broken his silence after testing positive for coronavirus. Chelsea confirmed the midfielder had tested positive for COVID-19 in the early hours of Friday morning. Read Also: Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi is coronavirus positive “Despite testing positive for the virus, Callum is doing well and looking forward to returning to the training ground as soon as it is possible. “We will continue to adhere to Government and Public Health Guidelines with regard to our facilities and staff and will be discussing next steps with regards to upcoming fixtures with the Premier League on Friday morning. “We will provide further updates as necessary via the club’s website.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art Chelsea’s statement had read: “Callum displayed symptoms similar to a mild cold on Monday morning and has not been at the training ground since then as a precaution. “However, his test came in positive this evening and he will undergo a period of self-isolation.last_img read more

Coronavirus: 2019-20 NPFL season cancelled without promotion or relegation

first_img Loading… “There will be no promotion to, or relegation, from NNL. “The NNL 2020/2021 season will start from September/October 2020 and end May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities. “The NFF will work with the NNL, the participating clubs and other stakeholders to ensure a successful fresh start from September/October 2020. This will include a review of the NNL structure to optimize its development.” The Aiteo Federation Cup, which was at the state level before the suspension of football activities in the country, will no longer continue while 2019 winners Kano Pillars will take the second slot in the 2020-21 Caf Confederation Cup. “The Aiteo Cup 2019/2020 which had only commenced at the State level is aborted,” it added. “The 2019 Aiteo Cup Winners to be presented to Caf for the 2020/2021 Caf Inter-club competition (Nigeria’s 2nd slot in the Caf Confederation Cup), reserved for Federation Cup winners. “The Aiteo Cup 2020/2021 season to start from September/October 2020 to end May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities. read also:Club owners vote to end NPFL 2019/20 season “All dates for the 2020/2021 season to start are subject to the directives of the Federal Government in line with Covid-19 protocols. “In addition, the full enforcement of licensing regulations and financial controls for the NPFL will commence from the 2020/2021 season. All clubs are required to comply, failing which they will be barred from participating.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has made the decision to cancel the 2019-20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The top-flight was initially suspended on March 18 after matchday 25, as part of preventive measures to control the spread of Covid-19 in the West African country. Almost four months after its suspension, the NFF held an online meeting which had in attendance its executive committee, national league chairpersons and the president of the Nigeria Referees Association. During the meeting, it was approved that the current NPFL season should end at matchday 25 and the teams should be ranked by Points Per Game (PPG), with the top three teams automatically qualified for the 2020-21 Caf Inter-club competitions (two slots for Champions League and a slot for Confederation Cup). It was also agreed that the 2020-21 Nigerian top-flight campaign, still subject to the approval of health authorities, will start between September and October 2020, and then end in May 2021. “The league ends at current Matchday 25 and the Points Per Game (PPG) table will be used to rank the teams in order to ensure sporting merit and sporting fairness,” a statement from the NFF read. “The names of the Top 3 (three) clubs on the NPFL final PPG table as at Matchday 25 shall be submitted to CAF to represent Nigeria in the 2020/2021 Caf inter-Club competitions (2 slots for Caf Champions League and 1 Slot for Caf Confederation Cup). “There will be no promotion to, or relegation from, NPFL for the 2019/2020 season. “The NPFL 2020/2021 season will start from September/October 2020 and end May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities.” The Nigerian National League (NNL), which is the second division, was declared null and avoid because it had been on hold since December 2019. “The NNL 2019/2020 season which is at Matchday 3 – 5 and has been on break since December 17, 2019, is cancelled, null and void,” the statement continued.center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratingslast_img read more

Guardiola hopeful Manchester City’s UEFA ban will be overturned

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola is confident the club will win their appeal against a two-year UEFA ban from European football.Manchester City’s appeal against the ban was heard last month at the Court of Arbitration of Sport and a decision is expected by July 13. European football’s governing body UEFA ruled in February that Manchester City had committed serious breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations and failed to cooperate with its investigation.It then handed them a ban and a 30 million euro (24.9 million pounds) fine.“We are ready. I have a lot of confidence and trust with the people that we will be allowed to play the UEFA Champions League because we want to be on the field during these years,” Guardiola said.“On July 13 we will know the resolution, hopefully, for the club —– all the workers, players and everyone here, staff – to try to continue growing up as a club in the next years,” he added.Missing out on a UEFA Champions League season would cost Manchester City, who have denied wrongdoing, as much as 100 million pounds ($127 million). This is from prize money and broadcast revenue, as well as matchday and other revenues.The FFP regulations are designed to stop clubs running up big losses through spending on players.They also ensure that sponsorship deals are based on their real market value and are genuine commercial agreements.They also help determine they are not ways for owners to pump cash into a club to get around the rules.UEFA opened an investigation into Manchester City last March after the publication of “Football Leaks” documents. This publication led to allegations that the club’s Abu Dhabi owners had inflated sponsorship agreements to comply with the FFP requirements.The leaked documents included club emails which referred to money being “routed” through sponsors.Reuters was unable to verify if such payments were made.As well as questioning the nature of the documents, Manchester City were unhappy at the way in which UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body conducted the investigation.RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Reuters/NAN.Tags: Court of Arbitration of SportManchester CityPep GuardiolaUEFAlast_img read more

16TH IAAF World Championship: Bolt Poise to be All-time Best

first_imgToday, the world 100m and 200m world record-holder, Usain Bolt, plans on proving it once and for all before leaving a sport he has dominated like no other athlete for almost a decade.And he hopes to bow out just as he began as a schoolboy after unveiling his special purple and gold shoes for his 100m swansong at the World Championships in the London Stadium.“Purple were my school colours in Jamaica,” said Bolt, 31 later this month, in a cavernous room at The Brewery near the Barbican centre. “That’s where it started, so it’s the right way to end- the gold because I am the golden boy. “I hope my records are not broken. No athlete would wish their world records broken in their lifetime. I want to grab my kids when they are 15 or 20 and say, ‘see, I am still the best’.“I never knew I would go on to become a multiple champion at the Olympics. All I ever wanted to do was win the 200m and be the world record-holder. “There are no words to explain what I have done throughout my career. I am really proud of my achievements.“It is going to be hard after I finish as track and field has been everything for me. I have done it since I was 10. Maybe football will be a different rush. Or I might go into acting and do some action movies, you never know.”Bolt plans on winning his 12th world championship gold today in the 100m before anchoring Jamaica’s relay squad to the title a week later. Then he is off to play football with his pals.The eight-time Olympic champion knows that rivals, like Canada’s Andre de Grasse, can sniff blood, reckoning his battered body may have gone a championship too far.Bolt has only broken 10-seconds once this season, when winning in Monaco last time out. It is clear in his mind, though, that there will only be one winner.This appearance from the ultimate showman was due to be at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium with both sharing the same sponsor, Puma.Maybe it was the thought of being seen at the home of one of his beloved Manchester United’s main rivals that prompted the move to the city.“I’m still waiting for the call from (Jose) Mourinho,” joked Bolt. “But we haven’t reached transfer deadline day yet.”If, as the organisers said, The Brewery venue offered more space it was still jam-packed with rows of camera crews, photographers and journalists from Guatemala to Tokyo, Kingston to Beijing.Puma had put the boat out for this farewell shindig, compered by Britain’s double world 110m hurdles champion Colin Jackson.There were video messages from the likes of fellow Jamaican athlete Asafa Powell, footballer Thierry Henry, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and model Cara Delevingne and actors Idris Elba and Samuel L Jackson. “I’m the underdog so I keep reading and people keep telling me, so I have got to prove myself once more,” said Bolt, whose 100m and 200m world records are now eight years old.“I am still the fastest man in the world. You guys know if I am here then I am fully confident and ready to go 100 percent.“The last race I won in 9.95secs so it shows I am going in the right direction. Having two rounds before the final always helps me.“It’s a championship, so it’s all about who can keep their nerves. I am ready to go, it’s time, so let’s go.”Asked by his local paper in Jamaica if he would reconsider his retirement plans if he was beaten on Saturday, Bolt said: “It’s not going to happen so we won’t have the problem.“But I am looking forward to watching the next 100m race in a championships without me. I don’t know where I’ll be, but I’ll have a bet on it as there will be no pressure on me.”A tribute to how much Bolt has transcended his own sport into the world of entertainment.“Damn brother, sad to see you go,” said Jackson. “Thanks for the thrills and being the dope-ass motherf****** you’ve always been.”And it did end as it began for Bolt with his parents Wellesley and Jennifer coming on to present their son with his special edition shoes.“It is so exciting really, you just want to cry. It’s just a funny feeling but there is joy and it’s overwhelming,” said the proud mum of what it is like watching Bolt in action.And then there was time for the inevitable trademark ‘Lightning’ Bolt stance. Cue an explosion of purple and gold ribbons.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

WAFU: Nigeria, Ghana Clash Moved to Monday

first_imgThe West African Football Union has effected adjustment in fixtures of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations earlier released immediately after the draws held in Accra in August.In the event, the Nigerian camp has now been informed that instead of playing the Black Stars of Ghana on Thursday, September 14 as it was in the original fixtures, the Super Eagles will now play Mali’s Aiglons in the day’s first match kicking off at 3pm Ghana time (4pm Nigeria time). Guinea’s Syli Nationale will play the Black Stars in Thursday’s second game, also at the Cape Coast Stadium, starting at 7pm Nigeria time.On Saturday, the Super Eagles will tackle the Syli Nationale also in the day’s first match, before Ghana and Mali will do battle as from 7pm Nigeria time.The much-anticipated clash between heavyweight rivals Ghana and Nigeria now comes up on Monday, September 18 by 6pm Ghana time (7pm Nigeria time). The second match of the day, between Mali and Guinea, will take place simultaneously at Ndoum Stadium.REVISED WAFU FIXTURES*THURSDAY, SEPT 14Nigeria Vs Mali (15.00hrs)Guinea Vs Ghana (18.00hrs)*SATURDAY, SEPT 16Guinea Vs Nigeria (15.00hrs)Ghana Vs Mali (18.00hrs)*MONDAY, SEPT 18Guinea Vs Mali (18.00hrs)Ghana Vs Nigeria (18.00hrs)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

TENNIS : Jensen hopes challenging weekend slate will prepare SU for Big East tournament

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ When Luke Jensen scheduled this weekend’s grueling slate — three matches in three days — he had one thing in mind: the Big East tournament.‘We have to understand that to win the Big East tournament, which is the immediate goal,’ Jensen said, ‘possibly we’re going to have to win four matches in four days or three matches in three days if we get a bye.’This isn’t a new theme in Jensen’s coaching philosophy. He loaded the front half of the team’s schedule in hopes of preparing them for tournament play. Syracuse went 2-1 in its only other three-match weekend — Jan. 28-30. The Orange defeated Navy 6-1, fell to Maryland 7-0 and rebounded to finish the weekend with a 5-2 victory over Big East rival Georgetown.This time around, the level of competition won’t be as tough. SU will face Seton Hall, Buffalo and Cincinnati on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.‘I want to get them in a mindset where they’re going to have to compete, regroup and compete again,’ Jensen said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast Friday, Jensen’s squad played two matches back to back. Syracuse edged Binghamton 4-3 in the front half of the doubleheader and dominated Colgate 7-0 in the second match.Each of the three matches this weekend will help move the team toward its ‘immediate goal of winning the Big East tournament,’ Jensen said. The more victories the Orange earns now, the better position it will be in for the conference tournament.Junior Alessondra Parra knows the importance of earning a high seed. She has seen the competition in the tournament in years past and recognizes the difference between having to play three matches or four.‘We’re looking ahead to the Big East tournament, and we have high expectations for ourselves,’ Parra said. ‘We want to win it. Playing those two (Big East) opponents could give us an advantage later on in terms of seeding and getting byes.’Three matches in one weekend is no easy task. To finish 3-0, the Orange will need to take each contest one at a time.And to junior captain Emily Harman, that starts with SU’s first match against the Pirates.‘They’re all pretty good teams,’ Harman said. ‘But it starts with the first. We have to go in on Friday acting like it’s our sole one. It’s really just one step at a time here.’Though the team isn’t looking past Seton Hall, it is aware that Buffalo lays waiting. The general consensus of the team is its match against the Bulls may very well be the most challenging of the weekend.Parra doesn’t see it as an easy win at all. Syracuse barely edged Buffalo 4-3 last season, and the Bulls will come in looking to avenge that match.‘I think that judging by last year, Buffalo will be (the toughest match),’ Parra said.Though Buffalo is not Big East competition, Jensen said this isn’t any ordinary match. There is a local rivalry among New York tennis teams. The Orange got a taste of that last weekend against Binghamton and will get plenty more of it. SU has matches with Army, St. John’s and Rutgers from March 25-27.‘We are New York’s team,’ Jensen said. ‘We’re the only BCS school in New York. … So we better win New York (matches).’All three matches carry their own importance. But most of all, it gives the SU players another chance to compete, Parra said.And Harman knows even though it is still relatively early in the season, every match counts.‘We want to win every one of them,’ Harman said. ‘It’s very important in terms of making our mark on the Big East.’sebail01@syr.educenter_img Published on February 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

Sports Trading Network joins forces with All-in Diversity to transform a new generation of traders

first_img Related Articles Payment Expert brings together industry leaders to conclude Digital Summit Payments track April 29, 2020 StumbleUpon SIS joins All-in Diversity ranks January 31, 2020 Share Betsson strengthens diversity commitment with AIDP membership May 7, 2020 Share Submit Kelly Kehn – All-In DiversityIndustry workplace diversity, inclusion and equality program ‘The All-in Diversity Project’ (All-in) has announced its latest strategic partnership with the Sports Trading Network (STN).STN is regarded as sports betting’s largest professional network of traders, offering sports modelling, data and insights for all global sports markets.Updating the market, STN and All-in have partnered to launch a new industry-wide Sports Trading Apprenticeship program developed to ‘accelerate the quality and numbers of new talent entering the discipline’.STN has approached All-in to nurture the apprenticeship’s diversity and inclusivity frameworks, broadening the program’s talent pool.“Our plans to create a more diverse and inclusive industry has a big focus on sports – currently a heavily dominated industry with over 80% of the current talent being male.” details Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of All-in Diversity Project.“Together with the Sports Trading Network, this partnership brings a deep level of industry expertise, a passion to educate and develop new talent for the future, and in the process, create a more diverse and inclusive industry for all of us”.Gareth Timmins -STNFurthermore, forming the strategic partnership, All-in Diversity Project and STN will be working closely together to actively position the sports betting industry as a great career option, train the talent of tomorrow and offer operators a new pipeline for recruitment, training and development.“From all at STN, we are absolutely delighted to have joined partnership with the All-In Diversity Project, and with our collective joint efforts hope to transform both the current workplace and workforce landscape, for a better, brighter and more prosperous future for ALL individuals and companies alike,” adds Gareth Timmins, Head of Projects and Risk at STN.last_img read more