SEB seeks China equities manager via IPE Quest

first_imgSwedish financial services group SEB is on the hunt for a China equities manager.SEB’s manager research team has a mandate of $100m-$150m (€86m-€128m) to allocate to China A-shares and H-shares.It is seeking an active manager with a “fundamentally driven, bottom-up” process, according to search QN-2342.The long-only, all-cap mandate will be benchmarked against the MSCI China index, with a minimum tracking error of 2% and maximum of 8%. Managers must have at least two years’ track record, although five years is preferred. They should state performance gross of fees to 30 June.Applicants must have at least $500m under management in the asset class, SEB said.Interested parties should apply by 5pm UK time on 18 August.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email read more

Govt-funded euthanasia research paper is a “Shabby conclusion to a deceptive beginning”

first_imgCare Alliance Media Release 10 May 2016Family First Comment: Shocking. A government funded study designed to distort the euthanasia debate!Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, has questioned the value of a Government-funded study by University of Auckland researchers Phillipa Malpas and Pam Oliver into attitudes of New Zealand doctors and nurses to the legalisation of so-called ‘assisted dying’.Last year Mr Jansen revealed that survey participants were not being told that Drs Malpas and Oliver were members of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, or that the study was being funded by the Health Research Council.“The paper they are now distributing is a shabby conclusion to a deceptive beginning” said Mr Jansen. “Their paper slices and dices the numbers in ways that are highly misleading to a casual reader. For example, a small print footnote says that responses from people who ‘strongly disagreed’ with legalising assisted dying were excluded from subsequent analysis. The views of 175 doctors and nurses suddenly disappear from consideration by that sleight of hand alone. That is why their statement that 37 percent of doctors ‘strongly or mostly’ agree with legalising ‘assisted dying’ is simply untrue.”Mr Jansen also noted that the authors say the survey was anonymous, but then disclose that four days’ worth of responses were removed ‘due to notice of two faked responses by a TVNZ journalist’.  “Either it was anonymous or it wasn’t,” said Mr Jansen. “In fact, how do they know that any of the responses were done by doctors and nurses, and only done once per person?”Mr Jansen said the report should be approached with intense scepticism. He noted, for example, the suggestion in figure 13 that 7.7 percent of doctors have hastened death by administering or supplying a lethal dose of medication is grossly misleading. “First, it is 12 out of 155 doctors, not the 368 doctors who completed the survey. Secondly, it appears to include medication given with the intention of relieving pain but that may have the effect of hastening death, which is standard, legal and ethical treatment right now.”“Once again the euthanasia lobby is showing that it cannot be trusted with data and facts,” said Mr Jansen. “It’s all about scaring up some headlines, and hoping nobody digs deeper.  This whole taxpayer-funded exercise has been a shambles from beginning to end.”ENDSlast_img read more

“It’s not easy to play with Messi” – Ex-Barca star warns Martinez

first_img Loading… Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearAwesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks The coronavirus chaos may have put such a move on hold, but that hasn’t stopped the suggested move being discussed as though it’s still on course to happen. Javier Saviola, quoted in Catalan paper Sport today, warns the Argentine striker that playing with living legend Lionel Messi is no easy ask:Saviola and Messi at Barca“Honestly, Lautaro is a player who could be useful for Barcelona, but we know what it means to be beside Suarez, Messi and other big stars. I’m saying it’s not easy to play with them,” Saviola warned.Read Also: Mbappe: I prefer to be benched for Messi, RonaldoAfter coinciding with a young Messi at the Camp Nou, Saviola knows all about his qualities, and Martinez would do well to heed his warnings.On the other hand, as a 22 year old Argentine footballer, can one really warn Lautaro off making the move to Barcelona to play with his nation’s greatest ever player by saying it’s going to be a challenge? Surely that’s a chance he won’t be able to pass up, regardless of the difficulty.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Barcelona’s interest in Lautaro Martinez is well documented, and it looked a lot like the Inter Milan striker was going to be their top priority in the transfer market this summer.Advertisementlast_img read more

LIU Brooklyn meets FDU in NEC quarters

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 seed Fairleigh Dickinson (11-18, 9-9) vs. No. 4 seed Long Island-Brooklyn (14-17, 9-9)Northeast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Steinberg Wellness Center, Brooklyn, New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Fairleigh Dickinson is set to take on Long Island-Brooklyn in the quarterfinals of the NEC tournament. Long Island-Brooklyn won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last met on Feb. 21, when the Sharks shot 44.4 percent from the field and went 12 for 27 from 3-point territory en route to a five-point victory. March 3, 2020 LIU Brooklyn meets FDU in NEC quarterscenter_img For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, TEAM LEADERSHIP: The explosive Raiquan Clark has averaged 19.9 points and 7.5 rebounds to lead the charge for the Sharks. Ty Flowers has paired with Clark and is producing 14.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. The Knights are led by Jahlil Jenkins, who is averaging 15.6 points.JUMPING FOR JAHLIL: Jenkins has connected on 39.2 percent of the 130 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 15 over the last three games. He’s also converted 82.1 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Sharks are 0-8 when they score 66 points or fewer and 14-9 when they exceed 66 points. The Knights are 0-10 when they fail to score more than 66 points and 11-8 on the season, otherwise.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Sharks have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Knights. Long Island-Brooklyn has 37 assists on 73 field goals (50.7 percent) across its previous three contests while Fairleigh Dickinson has assists on 34 of 83 field goals (41 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Long Island-Brooklyn is rated second among NEC teams with an average of 76.3 points per game.___last_img read more

Adam Yates defends yellow jersey in the Pyrenees

first_imgBRITAIN’S Adam Yates held on to the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey as Nans Peters claimed a superb solo win on stage eight in the Pyrenees.Yates survived several attacks to finish in a group containing many of the overall race favourites.A tough day of climbing on the 141km-route from Cazeres-sur-Garonne to Loudenvielle scattered the peloton.France’s Peters led home the survivors of a 13-man breakaway to record a memorable win.However, it was a much less enjoyable day for home favourite Thibaut Pinot, who effectively lost all hope of becoming the first Frenchman to win the race since 1985.Dropped on the second climb of the day, Pinot finished over 25 minutes behind Peters and lost around 19 minutes on all the main general classification contenders.‘I’m not going to throw it away’Yates also looked to be suffering up the final climb of the day on the Col de Peyresourde after Julian Alaphilippe’s burst sparked a series of attacks.However, the Mitchelton-Scott rider responded each time to maintain his three-second advantage over Primoz Roglic.“In the end I did my thing and tried to stay with the best guys, and here we are,” said Yates.“Right at the bottom of the last climb (Tom) Dumoulin set a ferocious pace and I couldn’t hold the wheel.“I had to ride at my own pace for a little bit, collect myself, but I pulled my way back and over the top I managed to stay with the guys so all in all it was a good day.“It’s not every day you lead the Tour de France so I’m not going to throw it away, I want to keep it as long possible.”Romain Bardet’s late surge saw him leapfrog both Nairo Quintana and defending champion Egan Bernal in the overall standings.Ineos Grenadiers’ Bernal retains the best young rider’s white jersey as part of a quartet of Colombian riders 13 seconds off the yellow jersey but Jumbo Visma’s Tom Dumoulin dropped to 15th after losing two minutes. ‘It was a dream and I made it’Riding in his maiden Tour de France, Peters produced the outstanding performance of the day after going clear of Ilnur Zakarin on the descent of the Port de Bales.While the Russian CCC rider temporarily closed the gap, Peters maintained his rhythm to claim his second Grand Tour stage victory.“This is crazy. It was already something unbelievable to win a stage on my first participation to the Giro d’Italia last year and now it’s the same at the Tour de France,” said the AG2R-La Mondiale rider.“It was a dream and I made it. I knew Zakarin was stronger than me up the climbs but I never gave up.“I convinced myself to not crack. I had seen in the downhill of Port de Bales that he descended like a goat so I was confident of beating him in the finale of the stage.”Today’s ninth stage sees the race spend a second day in the Pyrenees as it travels the 153km route from Pau to Laruns before tomorrow’s  rest day. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Obaseki, Others Tee-off Governor’s Cup Golf Tourney

first_imgGodwin Obaseki Adibe Emenyonu in Benin CityThe Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured of plans by his administration to leverage on local resources to produce world-class sports talents in the state.Obaseki said this when he teed-off the Governor’s Cup Golf Tournament in Benin City, as part of activities, to mark his third-year anniversary in office. He was joined by the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu and other golfers, in Benin City. He said his administration plans to leverage on the Egbabonelimwin traditional dance, popular in Edo Central to produce world-class gymnasts, noting, “The state government will use inter-school competitions to harness talents in table tennis, lawn tennis, athletics and also develop world-class gymnasts by focusing on the traditional Egbabonelimwin dance from Edo Central.”The governor added, “The people of Edo North are good in a long-distance race. We are sure of producing champions using the facilities at Afuze. The facilities to be used for the inter-school competitions are being built across the 18 Local Government Areas in the state. There will be competition at the local, senatorial and state levels.”Obaseki noted that sports development is part of the initiatives by his administration to sustain a healthy society, adding, “Next year will be significant for the youths in Edo State as we will be hosting the National Sports Festival (NSF). We are expecting about 15,000 athletes and sportsmen in Benin City. This will boost economic activities.”The governor said the state government will provide sporting facilities that will engage youths and keep them active to produce a generation of sportsmen that will lead the country and continent, adding, “We are rejuvenating all our sporting facilities because these facilities will re-ignite series of sporting activities across the 18 LGAs in Edo State. We are building mini-stadia across the 18 LGAs and improving the existing ones on the ground.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

PSG Get Mbappe Boost, Jet into Lisbon for Atalanta Clash

first_imgBut despite initially being ruled out for three weeks, the Franceinternational has been included in Thomas Tuchel’s 28-man travelling squad for the game.However, Tuchel struck a note of caution about expecting Mbappe, who has scored 30 goals this season, to start against the Italian club.“The deadline is short, super short,” Tuchel said this week. “We spoke with the doctor and we decided to meet again on Saturday to see what phase he is in and if it is possible that he is on the bench against Atalanta. But I do not expect too much.”Tuchel was also worried that Italian midfielder Verratti may not be fit enough after missing a friendly against Sochaux last Wednesday with a calf injury.But he too made the squad for the Champions League quarter-final.Neymar, Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria, Thiago Silva, Mauro Icardi, Thilo Kehrer and Presnel Kimpembe also made the squad having not featured against Sochaux.However, Layvin Kurzawa will not be fit to face Atalanta because of a thigh problem.The PSG squad were given a send-off by dozen of fans at Paris-Le Bourget Airport as they flew to Portugal on Saturday morning.PSG will face either RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals if they can overcome the free-scoring Italian club at the Estadio da Luz.PSG squad in full for Champions League quarter-finalGoalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Sergio Rico, Marcin Bulka, Garissone InnocentDefenders: Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Thilo Kehrer, Layvin Kurzawa, Colin Dagba, Juan Bernat, Mitchel Bakker, Abdou Diallo, Loic Mbe Soh, Timothee PembeleMidfielders: Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye, Julian Draxler, Ander Herrera, Marco Verratti, Kays Ruiz-AtilForwards: Pablo Sarabia, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi, Arnaud KalimuendoShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CHAMPIONS LEAGUEParis Saint-Germainhave been handed a major boost after both Kylian Mbappeand Marco Verratti made their travelling squad for Wednesday’s Champions Leaguequarter-final with Atalanta.The French club were worried striker Mbappe wouldn’t be fit enough for the match in Lisbon after suffering a horror ankle sprain in the French Cup final against Saint-Etienne on July 24.last_img read more

Muggle quidditch lands in Madison

first_imgMembers of the UW Quidditch Team practice Harry Potter\’s favorite sport near the Nat Wednesday.[/media-credit]Author J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has spawned six movies, seven video games and enough clothing to keep all of the Weasley children warm during winter.It was only a matter of time, therefore, before the airborne quidditch game was adapted for landlocked muggles.While not quite as popular as some Wisconsin club sports like ultimate Frisbee or baseball, the UW Badger Quidditch Team has found enough diehard Harry Potter enthusiasts in Madison to schedule biweekly practices and form a team in the Intercollegiate Quidditch Association.“All of the regular [attendees] are really big fans,” UW senior and co-founder of the club Nikki Powers said. “The people just love Harry Potter, and we make Harry Potter jokes. … At the start of practice, we would do icebreakers with things like who is your favorite character or what is your favorite spell.”Brought to Wisconsin by UW students Powers and Mary Howard in the spring 2009 semester, muggle quidditch started at Middlebury College in Vermont in 2005 and has spread to more than 150 campuses across the country since the first quaffle — a volleyball or soccer ball — found its way past a confunded keeper.Originally hearing about the non-magical version of the wizarding world’s most popular game in 2007, Powers and Howard teamed up to bring their dream sport to Madison.“I was reading about [muggle quidditch] in USA Today and I was like, ‘Awesome, we need to start a quidditch team in Madison!’” Powers said. “I mean think about it, you will never be in a bad mood going to quidditch practice.”For those familiar with the books, the Muggle rules are fairly similar.There are seven players to a side with three chasers, two beaters, a goaltender (or keeper) and a seeker. All players use a broom and they must have one hand on the broom at all times. Unlike at Hogwarts, however, most of the players will take turns at the different positions during a practice.“Definitely the biggest challenge of playing is learning to use just one hand to catch and throw,” UW sophomore and team captain Kelly Dercks said. “It gets easier with time, and the ball is deflated slightly, so it is easier to grab and catch.”Chasers try to put the quaffle past the keeper into one of three hula hoops held up by PVC pipe and duct tape, and each goal is worth 10 points.For bludgers, the beaters throw dodge balls — there are three in play instead of two — and when a player is hit, he must drop the quaffle and circle his hoops before he can resume play.The biggest difference in play (besides not flying of course) comes from Harry’s position, the seeker. Instead of a gold ball with memory flesh, the snitch is a human being (sometimes dressed in gold) who runs around with a tennis ball tied to the back of his or her shorts. Capturing the snitch is worth 50 points and ends the game, but the snitch is usually not “released” at the beginning of the match.Just like the game where Harry has broken his arm and fallen 50 feet from his broom, physical play is common in muggle quidditch.“It’s kind of like rugby rules,” Dercks said. “There are no major contact rules about it. So you can push, shove, just pretty much everything short of tackling.”As an official club sport, the team has a website through UW and a Facebook group titled UW Badger Quidditch Team. For a sport that sees around 12 regular players and has about 25 total members, joining the quidditch team is as easy as just showing up.“One day — I live right over in Kronshage — I was going to the Nat and I saw these people with brooms,” UW freshman Jaimielyn Burke said. “I was like, ‘Are you guys the quidditch team?’ and they said, ‘Yeah,’ so I asked how to join and they said, ‘Just come play right now.’”Limited to scrimmages and practices currently, the team is hoping to face off against other colleges in the spring. As the only active quidditch club in Wisconsin, the sport played on brooms is still struggling to get off the ground.“We are planning on playing other schools hopefully this spring,” Dercks said. “The Intercollegiate Quidditch Association … there are regional groups, so we are the Midwest regional coordinators.”Although quidditch draws from soccer, basketball and rugby, the main factor bringing teammates together is a love of Harry Potter. Often giving their teams names such as “Felix Felicis” or “Patronus,” these fans prove that though Rowling may be done writing the books, readers aren’t done loving them.“I think most of us are very avid fans and just needed another outlet to use our Harry Potter obsessions towards,” Dercks said. “It is really fun sport if you don’t read Harry Potter or aren’t a fan of Harry Potter, but most of us are definitely, definitely the hardcore Harry Potter fans.”last_img read more

Former Syracuse running back Carter must pay $40,000 for punch, jury decides

first_img Published on July 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm Contact Josh: Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse running back Delone Carter is being asked to pay $40,000 to a Syracuse University alumnus whom he punched in the face in 2010, The Post-Standard reported on Friday. Carter will also pay any of William Hotaling’s out-of-pocket medical expenses in addition to the $40,000 for Hotaling’s pain and suffering.Hotaling had originally asked for $235,000, The Post-Standard reported. Carter offered $20,000.Hotaling’s lawyer, Sidney Cominsky, told The Post-Standard that he plans to file an appeal.At 1 a.m. on February 27, 2010, Carter punched Hotaling, then an SU student, in the face after the SUV Carter was in on Waverly Avenue was hit by a snowball. Carter got out of the car and punched Hotaling in the face. Hotaling fell to the ground and hit his head on the concrete as Carter fled the scene.In a lawsuit filed after the incident, Hotaling said he suffered, among many things, a concussion, multiple facial fractures, and shattered cartilage in his right ear, a dislocated jaw, adjustment of the sinus, and “various abrasions and contusions.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCarter pleaded guilty to harassment, a violation, and admitted to the crime three years ago in Onondaga County Criminal Court. He was arrested in a spring football practice in 2010 and charged with misdemeanor assault. Carter made this statement:“On February 27, 2010, I punched William Jay Hotaling in the face without his consent. I understand that he never threw a snowball at my car and he did not throw one at me or threaten my in any way. Mr. Hotaling did not start any altercation with me or anyone I was with that night. When I hit Mr. Hotaling, I was not acting in self-defense, and I never felt threatened by him or the individual he was walking with. After I hit Mr. Hotaling, he fell to the ground, and I returned to my car.”Carter’s 3,104 career rushing yards rank third on the Orange career rushing list. Carter is tied for seventh on SU’s career rushing touchdown list (24) and tied for eighth in career touchdowns (25). In 2011, Carter was drafted by the Indianapolis in the 4th round  – 119th overall) and had 32 carries for 122 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie. Commentslast_img read more

Badgers defense stifles Gophers in 7th straight win

first_imgThe Badgers buried the Golden Gophers in a 3-0 sweep for the second time this week, this time on their home court at the University of Wisconsin Field House Saturday night.Although No. 5 Wisconsin dominated Wednesday’s previous rivalry match (25-16, 25-19, 30-28) in the Twin Cities Wednesday night, No. 23 Minnesota did everything it could to keep up with the Badgers, especially during the third set where the Gophers lost by just two points.Saturday night, Wisconsin’s middle blockers were relentless in the front court on defense. The Badgers can credit their second-straight victory to their intense blocking and aggressive net play.The blocking numbers can be somewhat deceptive early in the match. Wisconsin had many touches and block attempts, but no point-earning blocks occurred until the final two rallies of the first set. The Badgers capped off the Border Battle with nine team blocks compared to the Gophers’ five.“I don’t think our blocking was as bad as the numbers were saying early, and I’m not sure our block is quite as good as what it’s showing now,” head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “I think our block is somewhere in between.”There was a bit of a dry spell for the Badgers as Wisconsin went almost the entire first set without a block until the final two points, when the combined efforts of sophomore Haleigh Nelson and senior Courtney Thomas earned the Badgers their 24th point. Senior Ellen Chapman put set one in the bag for Wisconsin with a solo block against senior Adrianna Nora of Minnesota.The Badgers’ net presence continued throughout the match and became a strong component during the second and third sets. As the Badger’s blocking became more effective, the Gopher’s offense began to make more mistakes.“When the other team gets frustrated, they just start doing whatever,” Sheffield said.Errors became a common theme for the Gophers, as their leading-hitter Daly Santana had seven kills and eight errors on only 24 attempts in the first two sets. Wisconsin’s blockers shut down Santana in the second set, preventing three of her hits from even crossing the net. Santana also committed three hitting errors of her own. With Santana’s struggles throughout the first two sets, Minnesota head coach Hugh McCutcheon decided not to play Santana during the third set.“I think [our middle blockers] were really effective tonight,” Wisconsin setter Lauren Carlini said. “I think they were really upset with their performance the other night; I know at least Haleigh was. This is a little bit of redemption.”Nelson finished the match with 10 kills and six block-assists compared to her six kills and six block-assists during Wednesday’s road match. Even though Nelson’s statistics from Wednesday look good on paper, her six kills were not easily earned, as the Minnesota defense gave her a more difficult time at the net. Nelson broke down Minnesota’s blocking barriers Saturday as she beat Minnesota middle blockers Paige Tapp and Hannah Tapp multiple times off of the slide.However, Nelson reinforced that she would not have received her six blocks without the assistance of her teammates.“I give a lot of credit to our pin blockers too,” Nelson said. “They put up a solid set up and they made it easy to close. Their hands being in the right places makes our job a lot easier.”Minnesota native and Wisconsin senior middle blocker Dominique Thompson mentioned that she and Nelson have been pushing each other and working hard to improve their team’s blocking. Wisconsin’s blocking is currently ranked 123rd in the country.“Haleigh and I both talked about it and decided we wanted to change where we are placed in the Big Ten for blocks,” Thompson said. “We are definitely determined to do that. It is something that we definitely do talk about, we are trying to change and fix it.”Thompson completed Saturday’s game with six kills and two block-assists against her home-state representatives. Despite her self-criticism, Thompson was pleased with the outcome Saturday night and the two straight-set wins against the Gophers in four days.“It feels great,” Thompson said. “After winning at Minnesota it was a great feeling. Being able to come here and take care of business is a great feeling. It makes me really happy I’m at Wisconsin.”Wisconsin’s coaches and the players themselves constantly push the Badgers every week as they focus on new areas for improvement. With only two losses so far this season and a six-game winning streak within the Big Ten, Wisconsin will seek to keep improving on both its play and its best winning streak since 2007 when it takes on Iowa at the Field House Wednesday.last_img read more

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