Belgium’s Petercam, Degroof to merge, target Dutch pensions market

first_imgBelgian banks and asset managers Petercam and Bank Degroof have confirmed plans to merge operations and expand Petercam’s asset management operations in the Netherlands.Once approved, the merger will create a €47bn asset manager and the largest independent financial services provider in Belgium, the two privately owned companies said.In 2012, Petercam had roughly 40 mandates for Dutch institutional investors of between €10m and €15m, according to IP Nederland, predecessor of IPE sister publication PensioenPro.The mandates focused on specialised strategies, such as European equity and agricultural equity. As of the end of 2013, Petercam had €8.6bn in institutional assets under management (AUM), while Degroof has €4.3bn in institutional AUM.It does not, however, have a presence or institutional clients in the Netherlands.A spokesman for the bank said the newly merged company would seek to expand in the Dutch pensions market.“We have a European target,” he added.The merger could be completed in the second half of this year, pending regulatory approval, the parties said.In other news, the €225m pension fund of Dutch investment bank NIBC has switched to a collective defined contribution plan.It added that the employer had provided an extra contribution of €12.5m to compensate for the “disadvantages” of the new arrangements, as well as to end its obligation to meet future funding shortfalls.NIBC had partial final salary arrangements in place for its 500 employees.last_img read more

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Agreement reached as Ola Aina set to join Fulham on a season-long loan

first_imgNigeria international full-back, Ola Aina, has reached an agreement to join Fulham on a season-long loan with an option to buy from Torino. The 23-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Serie A giants, leaving Chelsea permanently last summer after a season-long loan in Italy. Fulham are landing a quality defender that brings experience to the table, and it will be interesting to see how he fares at Craven Cottage.Advertisement Aina played six games for the Blues before joining Hull City on loan for 2017-18, and he has grown in leaps and bounds since. While the Nigerian is primarily a full-back, he is also comfortable as a wing-back and can play on both the left and right side of the pitch. read also:Fulham open talks with Torino for Nigeria star Ola Aina The soon-to-be Fulham defender has eight assists and a goal over the last three seasons and manager Scott Parker will hope his defensive and attacking abilities come handy as his side looks to hold on to their top-flight status at the end of 2020-21. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In HalfA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?last_img read more

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Ronaldo: I’m not ready to retire

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Cristiano Ronaldo has made it clear that he is not contemplating retirement from football at the age of 34.The Portuguese forward, who moved to Juventus in 2018 following nine remarkable years at Real Madrid, is currently in the second year of a four-year deal in Turin.Last season saw Ronaldo make 43 appearances in all competitions, scoring 28 goals in the process, which indicates that his body is showing no signs of letting up.Speaking ahead of the club’s meeting with Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday, Ronaldo told Sky Sports News: “Age is just a number. It does not mean that at 34, 35, 36, you are at the end of your career. I can show that with my performances, how I play, the way I play, the way I still feel good, sharp, thinking about the game, more mature. This makes the difference.“We want to win Serie A, we want to win the Cup, the Champions League. Juventus should think big… We are going to try to win all the trophies, we know it will be difficult, especially the league and the Champions League, but I think it is possible. Everything is possible.“In terms of individual [honours], I have nothing to say as this is individual. It is not the most important thing. The most important is the collective awards. If you win the collective awards, you have more chance to win the individual awards… The Ballon d’Or is for me in second place.”Ronaldo recently made history by scoring his 700th senior goal during a Euro 2020 qualifier with Ukraine earlier this month.The forward has made 815 senior club appearances, along with 162 caps for Portugal’s senior side, and has not played fewer than 40 games per season since 2010.—  Tags: Cristiano RonaldoJuventusLokomotivLokomotiv MoscowReal Madridlast_img read more

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NOC mourns Akinyele

first_imgRelatedPosts Akinyele’s death, a monumental loss – Lai Mohammed Tinubu condoles Alex Akinyele’s family, professional colleagues Buhari mourns Alex Akinyele The board of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, led by its President, Engr. Habu Gumel, has commiserated with the Akinyele family for the loss of their father, High Chief Alex Akinyele, who died last week.Gumel stated: “Chief Alex Akinyele was a jovial and hardworking man who loved to work with athletes, technical team and administrators during his days as the Chairman of National Sports Commission.“He is very articulate and result oriented in whichever assignment before him and the commission. The news of his demise coming during the visit of the President, International Olympic Committee, Dr Thomas Bach came with mixed feelings but a great loss to our sporting fraternity and the Olympic family not only in Nigeria but the world at large.“On behalf of the board of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, we send our sincere condolences and pray that the family we have the fortitude to bear this loss.”Akinyele was born April 24, 1938 and until his death he was the Lisa Jigan and Lobosin of Ondo Kingdom. Tags: Alex AkinyeleHabu Gumellast_img read more

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Tapley, Lamson are MDI golf champions

first_imgBAR HARBOR — The annual MDI Championship golf tournament was held Sept. 13-15 at the Kebo Valley Club here, the Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor, and the Northeast Harbor Golf Club. Participants play 18 holes at each course, for a 54-hole event.The weekend’s champions were Wyman Tapley of Bar Harbor in gross score, and Kyle Lamson in net.Kebo Valley pro Peiter DeVos was pleased with increased participation in the championship. “We drew players from as far away as Calais, Old Town, and Orrington,” he said.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest posts by Liz Graves (see all) MDI Hospital to begin contact tracing – August 5, 2020 Liz GravesReporter at Mount Desert IslanderFormer Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor. Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame – August 12, 2020 Bio Keene appeals his 2019 murder conviction – July 30, 2020 Latest Postslast_img read more

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Deputy mayor Thompson praises OMSCC for Toronto Cup initiative

first_imgTORONTO, Canada – Despite being a Jamaican by birth, deputy mayor of Toronto East, Michael Thompson, admitted that he didn’t know much about cricket having left his homeland as a kid.Councillor Thompson, who is also Chair of Toronto’s Economic and Community Development Committee and a member of the Executive Committee, was a special invitee at last Sunday’s final of the Ontario Masters Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) third edition of the Toronto Cup staged at the University of Toronto ground here.Under the banner of “Getting Things Done” extracted from his city council biography, Thompson is known to his constituents as a community builder committed to bring people together in a spirit of collaboration. He has led and assisted in the formation of local community associations, youth leadership initiatives and business improvement areas, and holds regular public meetings to engage residents throughout his ward.At the end of a fun-filled day, the deputy mayor, who was seen mingling with both officials and spectators, was quite impressed with the proceedings, praising OMSCC president Azeem Khan and his executives for their great initiative in hosting the tournament.Now in his fifth term as councillor, Thompson, who has earned a reputation as one of Toronto’s hardest working and most effective political leaders, thanked those present at the impressive presentation ceremony for making the city a better place.While pointing to the rich history that immigrants have brought to the city of Toronto, Thompson quipped that “we live in the best city in the entire world.” He said the softball tournament was a demonstration of the skills of the players.The deputy mayor, who was presented with a plaque for his unstinted support andcontribution to the OMSCC, assured that the city is working assiduously to ensure more cricket fields are made accessible to the community.Councillor Jennifer McKelvie of Ward 25, Scarborough Rouge who also witnessed part of the day’s activities, congratulated Khan and his board for making the tournament a reality and also gave the undertaking that an indoor facility is in the works and should be completed in a year and a half.OMSCC president Azeem Khan, while recognising the efforts of his board, thanked the participating teams including those from the host city, Guyana, New York and Orlando. Some 18 teams – eight in the Over-50, six in the Over-40 and four in the Open – took part in the three-day tournament. (Frederick Halley)last_img read more

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Starc leads the way as Pakistan bowled out for 240

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) – Mitchell Starc took four for 52 as a middle-session blitz and some late new-ball fireworks helped Australia to dismiss Pakistan for 240 to bring a close to the opening day of the first Test in Brisbane yesterday.Pat Cummins took three wickets (3-60) and the third quick, Josh Hazlewood, grabbed two as the Australian bowlers took the honours on a sunny day at the Gabba.Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq offered most resistance to the barrage from the Australian pace battalion with a fine knock of 76 before he was ousted by a Cummins delivery that removed his middle stump.Left-armer Starc took the second new ball in the final hour of the day and made good use of it, dismissing Yasir Shah (26) with a trademark yorker and Shaheen Shah (0) in successive deliveries to put himself on a hat-trick. Naseem Shah, the 16-year-old fast bowler who was playing his first Test, faced the next delivery and, without appearing to know much about it, managed to keep the ball from hitting his stumps with a thick inside edge.The teenager was the last batsman to depart, caught-and-bowled by Starc for seven, to bring an end to a day that ebbed and flowed with long periods of Pakistani resistance punctuated by bursts of wickets. “In the end, not a bad result,” said Australia captain Tim Paine.“We weren’t quite at our best in that first session, we thought we bowled a bit short … But apart from that we stuck to the task and got better as the day went on.” After losing the toss, Australia had been frustrated by an opening stand of 75 from Azhar Ali (39) and Shan Masood (27) in a partnership that lasted throughout the first session and into the second.The Australian quicks finally found their length, however, and removed both in three deliveries before swiftly adding the wickets of Haris Sohail and Babar Azam for one run apiece.That spell of four wickets at the cost of three runs had the tourists rocking and a rout looked in order when Iftikhar Ahmed departed for seven to leave Pakistan on 95-5.Cummins was fortunate to make the next breakthrough when he dismissed Mohammad Rizwan for 37 as the replays, when reviewed, showed what looked to be a no-ball. “I look at the scoreboard, it says a wicket,” Cummins added. “I’ll take it but I was really nervous until they put the finger up.”Asad clearly enjoys playing Down Under, however, and backed up centuries in Pakistan’s two tour matches at a ground where he scored 137 when the tourists came close to chasing down an unlikely victory in 2016. Reflecting the discipline that the openers had earlier employed, he brought up his 24th Test half-century in a partnership of 84 with Yasir before Australia took the new ball and seized the day.“We are not too unhappy but it could have been a lot better,” said Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis.“The first session we thought would be difficult we got through pretty well, but then we gave it away. We need a really good session tomorrow to be in the game.”PAKISTAN 1st inningsShan Masood c Steven Smith b Pat Cummins 27Azhar Ali c Joe Burns b Josh Hazlewood 39Haris Sohail c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 1Asad Shafiq b Pat Cummins 76Babar Azam c Joe Burns b Josh Hazlewood 1Iftikhar Ahmed c Marnus Labuschagne b Nathan Lyon 7Mohammad Rizwan c Tim Paine b Pat Cummins 37Yasir Shah b Mitchell Starc 26Shaheen Afridi c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 0Naseem Shah c & b Mitchell Starc 7Imran Khan not out 5Extras: (b-4, lb-8, nb-1, w-1) 14Total: (all out, 86.2 overs) 240Fall of wickets: 1-75 Khan 2-75, 3-77, 4-78, 5-94, 6-143, 7-227, 8-227, 9-227.Bowling: Mitchell Starc 18.2-5-52-4 (w-1), Josh Hazlewood 20-6-46-2, Pat Cummins 22-7-60- 3, Nathan Lyon 17-3-40-1, Marnus Labuschagne 8- 0-24-0, Steven Smith 1-0-6-0.last_img read more

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Football Devt: NFF Applauds Okowa

first_img“Certainly Your Excellency, you have written your name and that of your administration in gold with these accomplishments during your tenure in Delta State Government House, and no book on Nigeria football will ever be complete without a generous mention of your tremendous support and encouragement to the Supper eagles, the other National Teams generally and the Nigeria Football Federation”, he stated.The NFF commended Governor Okowa for empowering the youths through sponsoring of various football clubs in all cadres of the domestic leagues stressing that “it was therefore not surprising to see the rousing standing ovation that Your Excellency received during the matches each time you came down for the ceremonial handshake with teams during the matches of the football feast.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa deserves commendation for his tremendous support for the development of football in the country.In a letter of appreciation signed by the President of NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the federation stated that Delta State government led by Governor Okowa has booked a special place in the annals of football history in the country with the successful hosting of various matches and events in the last few months.According to him, “this letter is to express very deep appreciation of the Nigeria Football Federation for the unmatched support and encouragement that your good self and administration have been providing for the activities and events of the National Teams as well as other programmes of the NFF; thank you so much, Your Excellency, for the unforgettable three days of international Football Feast that Your Excellency and administration hosted in Asaba between 22nd-26thMarch, 2019.” Ifeanyi Okowalast_img read more

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Electronic waste collection day to be held at City Recycling Center

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 Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Pete and Julian Zavala will be holding another electronic waste collection day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  This will be held during the normal operations of the Recycling Center.Items available for drop off include computers, laptops, keyboards and mice, printers and fax machines, digital cameras, cell phones, cords and cables, microwaves, batteries, flat screen TV’s and monitors, and much more.  Tube-style monitors and TV’s will not be accepted at this time. A feasible recycling outlet has not yet been located for these items.  For more information about the operating hours please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.  For questions concerning specific items to be collected or Hard Drive information destruction please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 or Julian at 316-305-6895. For a complete list of recyclable items please visit www.facebook.com/ewastewellington.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Always a captain: Bhaichung Bhutia to shelter over 100 migrant workers in Sikkim

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/PTIAdvertisement 7bbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsi49jgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9p29df( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s2rWould you ever consider trying this?😱idtfCan your students do this? 🌚wchlsRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has found its way into India, and as many other countries of the world, the country is experiencing a 21-day nationwide lock down. While citizens are advised to stay indoors as to ‘break the chain’ of the virus contamination, it has been troublesome for the poor, migrant workers of the country who were employed in many parts of the country. Unable to return to their homes in scarcity of public transport, the workers are facing a worrying situation. However, former Indian Football Team captain and a sporting icon of the country Bhaichung Bhutia, has come up with a generous offer to provide accommodation to the workers in him home state Sikkim.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/PTIBhutia, who hails from the small town of Tinkitam in South Sikkim, has a property under construction in Lumsey, Tadong in the city of Gangtok. The former international has offered the property as a shelter to the workers who were employed in the state, until the lock down situation in the country restores amidst the COVID-19 woes.Speaking to The Times of India, Bhutia opened up about his generous offer to shelter the workers.Advertisement “The people who are affected the most during the lockdown are migrant workers. There was a huge cue in Sikkim border yesterday. I’ve got a new unfinished building in Gangtok. It should accommodate about 100 people,” the former striker said in the interview.Along with providing a roof over their head, Bhutia has also decided to help the workers with ration and essential commodities, and has decided to team up with local authorities to benefit them.Advertisement “I’ve offered any migrant worker who does not have any house to stay there. We will also provide them some basic ration. I’m also working with the local authorities to see how it can be done. We can support and work together,” the 43 year old added.Although the number of affected patients in the country has already crossed 1400, with 32 deaths, there hasn’t been any reported cases in Sikkim.“Not a single case of corona positive as of now,” Bhutia continued, “so that they (migarant workers) are safe from corona. Doctors can also check. We are trying to request the government.”“At least they will be safe from the Coronavirus in the house when the borders have been shut and locked. They are badly hit they don’t have anywhere to go,” he concluded.The building that will be used as a shelter for the workers, is co-owned by United Sikkim Football Club (USFC). On Facebook, Bhutia posted a message about his benevolent endeavour, and also added the contact info of Arjun Rai, the senior manager of USFC.“I and United Sikkim Football Club would like to offer shelter to those in need in my building in Lumsey, Tadong. Kindly get in touch with me on Facebook or call our Senior manager USFC, Mr Arjun Rai phn. 9434117465 for any help regarding this issue,” Bhutia wrote on Facebook.Also read-New date announced for Tokyo Olympics!Captain Marvel: Sunil Chhetri on how India can fight Coronavirus pandemic Advertisementlast_img read more

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