Friday people roundup [updated]

first_imgRedington – Dan Mikulskis has been appointed to the newly created role of head of defined benefit pensions. Mikulskis, who joined Redington in June 2012, previously co-managed the asset and liability modelling team, along with Steven Yang Yu, who will now become the sole head of the team.300 Club – Mark Walker, global CIO and managing director at Univest Company, Unilever’s internal pension investment organisation, has joined the 300 Club. Prior to joining Unilever, he was a partner at Mercer and head of the London investment consulting unit.DIAM International – The UK subsidiary of Asian asset manager DIAM has appointed Frederic de Merode as director of business development in the EMEA team. Based in London, he joins from Aviva Investors, where he was director of global client solutions and global financial institutions. Before then, he was a senior consultant at Elston Consulting.LawDeb Pension Trustees – Mike Jaffe has joined the trustee director team. He joins from Henderson Equity Partners. Before joining Henderson in 2007, he worked in the fixed interest division of UBS Investment Bank. Kames Capital – Graeme Sharpe has been appointed as a product specialist within the multi-asset team. He joins from Hymans Robertson, where he spent five years as an associate investment consultant.Financial Reporting Council – John Hitchins has been appointed deputy chair of the Financial Reporting Review Panel. Hitchins was a partner with PwC for 26 years until he retired in 2014. Newton Investment Management, PIMCO, Neuberger Berman, Amundi, Redington, 300 Club, Unilever, DIAM International, Aviva Investors, LawDeb Pension Trustees, Henderson Equity Partners, Financial Reporting CouncilNewton Investment Management – Matt Pumo has been appointed head of UK consultant relations. He joins from Neuberger Berman, where he was responsible for developing investment consultant relations in the UK and Europe. He has also previously held roles at Gartmore Investment Management and Liontrust Asset Management.PIMCO – IPE understands that the California-based investment manager is laying off 68 members of staff, although it could not confirm whether this decision would affect employees in Europe.Amundi – Nesreen Srouji has been appointed chief executive for the Middle East region. Before joining Amundi in May, she was head of investors and public sector at Standard Chartered, covering sovereign wealth funds and other institutional clients across the MENA region. She joined Standard Chartered in 2006 to set up its MENA private equity business.last_img read more

Lewis ends NFL career in championship fashion

first_imgby David GinsburgAP Sports WriterNEW ORLEANS (AP)—So, Ray Lewis, now that you’ve won a Super Bowl, what’s next?No, he’s not going to that amusement park. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker is heading into retirement—and he can’t wait.“Now I get to see a different side of life,” Lewis said Sunday night after helping the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31. “My family, and my sons, my kids, they’ve sacrificed for me. Now I have the opportunity to sacrifice for them.”Lewis ended his 17-year NFL career in perfect fashion, directing a successful goal-line stand that provided him a world championship to take into retirement. After the 49ers failed to score on three straight plays from the Baltimore 5-yard line in the closing minutes, the Ravens could begin celebrating their first Super Bowl title in 12 years.“How else can you finish that off but with a goal-line stand?” Lewis said. “That is championship football.”The 13-time Pro Bowl star began his final night on the football field with a motivational speech to his teammates. He ended it looking upward into a waterfall of silver streamers and purple confetti. And minutes later, he put his hands on the Lombardi Trophy.“What we did as a team today was the ultimate,” Lewis said.As an individual, Lewis made seven tackles. Nothing special, really. He had 44 in Baltimore’s previous three playoff games. But the Ravens played like champions behind Lewis, and as usual, they drew inspiration from him.“There will never be another leader like him and we sent him out like his brothers,” Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs. “His legacy will go untainted.”The last time Lewis played in a Super Bowl, he was voted MVP of Baltimore’s 34-7 rout of the New York Giants. This time, Joe Flacco was the MVP because the Ravens’ offense outplayed the team’s usually reliable defense.Ever since Lewis announced on Jan. 2 that this would be his “last ride,” the Ravens have talked about providing him a title to take into retirement. And so they did.“It’s pretty cool,” Flacco said. “Ray’s a great person and everyone knows he’s an unbelievable player, but he’s the best teammate. It’s unbelievable to send him out like this.”What a journey it was.After defeating Indianapolis at home to open the playoffs, the Ravens beat top-seeded Denver on the road and knocked off second-seeded New England. Then, underdogs again in the Super Bowl, Baltimore blew most of a 22-point lead in the second half before mounting one final defensive stop.“To me, that was one of the most amazing goal-line stands I’ve ever been a part of in my career,” Lewis said. “What better way to do it than on the Super Bowl stage?”Lewis’ old buddy, 34-year-old Ed Reed, contributed a first-half interception. Jacoby Jones scored two touchdowns, and after the second—a 108-yard kickoff return to open the third quarter—he saluted his retiring teammate with a rendition of the “squirrel” dance Lewis made famous.The Ravens will have another middle linebacker next season, but they will never have another Ray Lewis. Coach John Harbaugh was asked why the team responded so passionately to him and his effort to go out on top.“If you’re going to talk about the Ray thing, you want to ask about it, then the answer’s got to be faith,” Harbaugh said. “I mean Ray is driven by spirituality and faith and that’s what he draws on and that’s where his strength comes from. So if you really want to know, I mean that’s what he’s tapping into and that’s what makes it so beautiful and so perfect.”Lewis was the second draft pick in Ravens’ history, following Jonathan Ogden in 1996. Ogden, who was elected into the NFL Hall of Fame on Saturday, waved to his former teammate during the pregame coin flip Sunday.Perhaps one day, Ogden will extend the same greeting to Lewis in Canton, Ohio.For now, however, Lewis is looking to joining his family for some quiet time.“No other way to go out and end a career. This is how you do it,” Lewis said. “Everything around me is my kids. Daddy gets to come home now. They aren’t going to like me being at home all the time.” TRIUMPHANT—Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis holds up a newspaper after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, in New Orleans. The Ravens won 34-31. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)last_img read more

Highs and lows of Steelers’ 8-8 season

first_imgRunning back Le’Veon Bell (26) runs towards Cincinnati Bengals strong safety George Iloka (43) in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Best Game: Their margin for error nonexistent, the Steelers drilled eventual AFC North-champion Cincinnati 30-20 on Dec. 15, racing to a quick 21-0 lead and cruising behind two touchdowns from wide receiver Antonio Brown.Worst Game: The Steelers have been playing football for 81 years and had never sustained the kind of whipping they endured in a 55-31 loss to New England on Nov. 3 that left them at 2-6. The Patriots set records for points and yards (610) by a Pittsburgh opponent, including 31 points over the final 18 minutes.New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) tries to break free from the grasp of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) in the first quarter Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Best Play: Troy Polamalu channeling 2009 in Green Bay on Dec. 22, stripping Packers quarterback Matt Flynn of the ball. Brett Keisel recovered at the Green Bay 19 to set up the winning touchdown in a 38-31 victory.Worst Play: A two-way tie. Mike Tomlin’s two-step onto the field in a loss to Baltimore on Thanksgiving night earned him a $100,000 fine and may cost the team a draft pick. A week later, Brown stepped out of bounds at the Miami 12 on the final play, negating what would have been a game-tying score.Antonio Brown (84) appears to step out of bounds as he gets past Miami Dolphins strong safety Chris Clemons (30) on the final play of the of thel game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 8. Brown made it into the end zone on the play, but it was ruled he stepped out of bounds. Miami won 34-28. (AP Photo/Don Wright)Biggest Surprise: Kelvin Beachum’s emergence as the left tackle of the future. The former seventh-round pick provided solid if not spectacular play after taking over for ineffective Mike Adams.Biggest Disappointment: Linebacker LaMarr Woodley struggled to stay healthy, spending much of the season’s second half dealing with a pair of calf injuries. Jason Worilds’ filled in brilliantly, leaving Woodley’s job status in jeopardy.What’s Next: Figuring out who to keep and who to let walk on a defense that is still in the midst of a makeover. Getting a No. 2 wide receiver to take some of the pressure off Brown.Oakland Raiders Quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs for a 93 yard touchdown past Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark, left, inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) and cornerback William Gay (22) during the first quarter in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)last_img read more

After ‘I Do’ Comes a Lifetime Together

first_imgTom agrees, and heads back to his busy tax season customers. Laughter. Yes, laughter is vital to keep a marriage happy, these decades of experience have shown. And 52 years after they got married, Carol and Jim Quirk of Rumson continue to laugh and enjoy life with enthusiasm. Both graduates of Long Branch High School before going on to higher education, they met, dated, not seriously, but always keeping in touch. It was after Jim served as a commissioned officer in the Army and was discharged in 1965, and Carol was teaching, that Jim said he had “saved up $200, let’s get married!”They waited, even though they were sure, but both had things they wanted to accomplish first. Jim’s professions, both with Chase Manhattan Bank and as an NFL referee, meant a lot of travel for him, enough that they joke today: “In 50 years of marriage, we’ve probably only been together 35!”“You do what you can to make it work,” Carol advises, “but having a sense of humor and mutual respect are essential. Just don’t try changing your partner – it will never happen!”Carol and Jim QuirkIf there were hurdles, there was never anything serious since they worked together to resolve them, and nothing was insurmountable. The Quirks are parents of two sons and a daughter, and are just home from welcoming the birth of their sixth grandchild – the first grandson – in California. “We’re not the only ones among our friends married this long,” she said. “It just seems that our generation made these commitments and worked through the problems because it was important to stay together.”This article was first published in the “I Do” wedding section of the Feb. 15-22, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. It’s been just over 60 years since Lillian G. Beneforti stood in New York’s historic Trinity Church and pledged vows to recently commissioned Coast Guard officer Donald Burry, the man she knew and loved from their days at Wagner College on Staten Island. The elegant wedding was followed by an even more elegant reception at the famed Delmonico’s Restaurant.Following his military service, Don, a chemical engineer, went on to be East Coast regional manager for Rohm Haas Chemical Co. of Philadelphia and Lillian left teaching to take on the challenges of volunteer work, first for the environment, then for the League of Women Voters, political officer locally and ultimately on the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders where she is tireless while Don patiently stands back with support and assistance.Donald and Lillian BurryParents of a daughter, with two grandchildren and two great grandchildren, the Burrys believe there has to be mutual respect, integrity and flexibility, and with that, “everything else will flow.“You can’t smother one another,” Lillian advises and Don agrees. “You have to let each one grow and have his own space. At the same time, you must think in the plural rather than singular – it’s we, and not I.” They’ve been lucky, they think, because both agree that in the past 60 years, each has been the other’s soul mate, friend, sounding board and extension of self. “I was prom queen in college and he was my prince,” Lillian said, adding with a smile, “and he still is.” Carol and Jim QuirkCAROL AND JIM QUIRK Carol and Tony BuccoTONY AND CAROL BUCCOFor Tony and Carol Bucco of Highlands, it started with blending their two strong ethnic backgrounds and their age difference of 14 years. With the groom coming from a very large Italian family from Matawan and the bride from a small Irish family in Highlands, Tony thought from the start that there could be difficulties to overcome. When he and Carol met in 1963 through a friend who took her and her sister to a Catholic Youth Adult Club meeting in Keansburg, it was Carol’s sister who passed Carol’s phone number to the World War II veteran, and Anthony Bucco began his pursuit of a much younger Carol.“That’s how it all began, “Carol laughs, “That was the fun part –deciding to marry was more difficult mainly because of our age difference.”After more than 52 years of marriage, five children, 10 living grandchildren and two who have predeceased them, and both retired, Carol from her job as a high school math teacher and Tony as a senior clerk with Jersey Central Power and Light, they’re still going strong. Tony, who turned 94 earlier this month, isn’t as active as he has been in the past, but still lights up a room with his quiet, droll sense of humor and words of wisdom.Tony and Carol BuccoNeither the age difference nor the ethnic differences seemed to present any real problems, the couple think now, looking back. The bigger problems really came with the more ordinary concerns of getting children through college and raising them to proper adulthood. Candy and Tom VethCANDY AND TOM VETHCandy Veth of Atlantic Highlands says when a friend set her up on a blind date with a Middletown guy just discharged from the Navy, she was uncertain. But when Tom Veth politely called her on the phone making the initial contact and offered to pick her up for their first date at Monmouth Mall, she accepted. “I wasn’t thinking of marriage, just a date,” Candy recalls. “But when I saw him walking up the walk to our house in Middletown, I knew that was who I would marry for life!”Candy and Tom Veth recently celebrated 44 years of wedded bliss. The two Middletown natives never met before that blind date, although Candy, a few years younger than Tom, had heard of some of his brothers – the Veths were a big family in the Middletown area – when they were students at Middletown High School. Residents of Atlantic Highlands for 41 years, the couple have three daughters, two granddaughters and are expecting a third grandchild in May.Candy and Tom VethFor Candy, the most difficult part of marriage was “learning to be independent and having a life of my own,” because of Tom’s erratic and long office hours, first as an auditor working for others, then as a successful CPA with his own office. “I had to forge a life to fill the days and nights when he’s at work,” she said, “and so far, I’ve traveled to five continents with my girlfriends.”The best part of marriage, she said is “having someone to tell your problems to, and knowing, even if he isn’t warm and fuzzy or outwardly romantic and sentimental, he’s always there to right the wrong.”Advice for someone getting married today? “Roll with the punches, don’t be afraid of change, stay open to it, take it day by day – it’s worth the effort.” The Buccos’ advice for couples looking at marriage today would be simply to love each other enough to tolerate individual differences. “It’s important not to harbor any animosity for a long period of time. You can go to sleep angry, but you shouldn’t wake up that way. Having a strong faith and learning to tolerate each other’s differences and similarities make it all doable,” she said.Donald and Lillian BurryLILLIAN AND DONALD BURRY By Muriel J. Smith |Some met in high school, college or as young adults. Some knew from the instant they laid eyes on each other; others become fast friends and pals or dated or married others first. They all had one thing in common: the consensus of these married couples with more than 425 years as husband and wife is you must learn to roll with the punches.last_img read more


first_imgPETER EURTON, BETTYS BAMBINO, WINNER: “It’s been a great ride (winning four in a row). We had one little hiccup when he ran on the dirt (fourth last April 25 at Santa Anita) and he didn’t get involved. I blame myself for that, but ever since then, he’s learned how to run.“I’d like to see him go a one-turn mile down the road. He’s had some issues with tibias, shins, little things like that. The neatest thing about him is he puts himself in a good spot. He could go to the lead any time he wants to, but he saves himself by pacing himself. If the pace is slow, he’ll be on the lead; if it’s fast, he’s able to rate himself without being very far off the lead. He doesn’t have to give away a lot of ground.”MARTIN JONES, AMBITIOUS BREW, SECOND: “I was proud of him, he ran well. Bettys Bambino is pretty sharp right now and (Ambitious Brew) hasn’t run in a while. He ran a good race, though; he’s a nice horse.” TRAINER QUOTES MARTIN GARCIA, BETTYS BAMBINO, WINNER: “I had a lot of horse when we crossed the dirt; I was really comfortable. I wanted a clean trip. He’s a really big horse and it’s better when I put him to the outside where he can run free; he loves the downhill.“Last time out he hurt my knee pretty good in the gate but the gate guys have done a really good job with him, they have really helped him. They make him quiet down and he broke clean today.” JOCKEY QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Sharon Alesia of Carlsbad; Michael Mellen (Bran Jam Stable) of Minnesota; and Joe Ciaglia of Upland.-30-last_img read more


first_imgPatrick with son Oisin after winning the award.The Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team has claimed top spot in another award category after being crowned “Overall Winners” at the JCI Friendly Business Awards.The glamorous award ceremony took place last night in the Silver Tassie Hotel and was a great success with a large crowd from Donegal’s fantastic business community in attendance.This is the second year that Donegal’s Centre of Excellence was successful in the JCI Friendly Business Awards and it is a credit to the whole team who work hard to deliver an exceptional service to all their clients. Commenting on the award success Patrick said “ Myself and Oisin are delighted to accept this award on behalf of the team; we are thrilled that our hard work has been recognized by the JCI and to receive the “Overall Winner Award” is a great reflection on our team who strive to deliver a wonderful hairdressing experience every day. We would like to thank the JCI for this award and hope we can continue to exceed expectations every day.”For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of attending the “Centre of Excellence” yet, you can expect the best Hairdressing experience in the North West where you are treated like a special guest. The luxurious salon provides a haven for clients who can fully relax in a beautiful surroundings being taken care of by a highly talented, friendly who are constantly training to develop their skills even further. You can book a complimentary consultation with one of their Master Colour Technicians where together you will agree on a look that is not mass-produced but completely tailored to suit both your style and personality.For tips, trends and special offers check out HYPERLINK “” or HYPERLINK “” GILDEA HAIRDRESSING TRIUMPH IN JCI AWARDS was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalPatrick Gildea Hairdressinglast_img read more

Council spends €6,000 reminding people they owe parking fines

first_imgDonegal County Council has spent more than €6,000 posting reminder letters to motorists who have not paid parking fines.Figures obtained by Donegal Daily show the local authority sent more than 6,270 reminder letters in the 18 months between January 2018 and October 2019  – an average of 66 every week.Thousands of letters are posted by council staff annually under the provisions of the Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 to the registered owner of any vehicle which has been issued with a €40 fine. The letters, which are typically sent a week after the fine has been issued, contain details of the alleged offence including the date, time and location as well as the registration number of the offending vehicle.The letters advise recipients that the original fine has not been paid and that it will increase to €60 if not paid within 28 days of the alleged offence.The news comes following further figures obtained by Donegal Daily under the Freedom of Information Act which showed the local authority is yet to receive €160,000 for more than 2000 unpaid parking tickets in the county.In its response to the query, a council spokesperson said that “every effort is made to pursue all outstanding fixed charge notices up to and including court proceedings.” In cases where parking fines remain unpaid, the local authority ordinarily initiates court proceedings against the registered owner.It is understood that thousands of cases come before the district court every year relating to the non-payment of fines.Council spends €6,000 reminding people they owe parking fines was last modified: October 27th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County Councilparking fineslast_img read more

Jamaicans encouraged to host wards of the state for Christmas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 8, 2017 – Kingston – The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), formerly the Child Development Agency (CDA), is again appealing to Jamaicans to participate in its annual ‘Take a Child Home for Christmas’ programme.   The programme, which started 10 years ago, allows persons to open their hearts and homes to wards of the State during the festive season.Speaking with JIS News, Manager, Public Relations and Communications, at the CPFSA, Rochelle Dixon, said the programme was originally created for families with children in State care and who are unable to accommodate them full-time, but are encouraged to take them home for Christmas.    However, over time, it was extended to persons with good moral standing, for example, persons who have volunteered in childcare facilities and would be in the agency’s volunteer database.Persons who are interested in participating in the programme are being asked to fill out an application form.   They are also required to provide two references from a Notary Public, such as a police officer, a justice of the peace or a school principal;   provide two passport-size photographs, a valid identification and must be 25 years or older.   According to Miss Dixon, a background check is done on the applicants as well as a home assessment to see the physical accommodation and amenities.   If the requirements are met, the applicant is then paired with a child, who they may host for a day or the entire holiday period.“I am pleading to Jamaicans to open their homes this Christmas to a child who is really excited (about) joining a family and sharing in the experience of love, joy and peace during this time of the year,” she said.For further information about the programme, persons may visit any of the CPFSA offices across the island, telephone 948-2841-2, or send an email to  [email protected]  The deadline for submission of application is December 15.Release: JISphoto credit: shutter stock Related Items:last_img read more

Milligan full of praise for Boyle

first_imgAustralia captain Mark Milligan has praised Martin Boyle following the striker’s international debut.Milligan and Boyle both play their club football with Scottish Premiership outfit Hibs and the former was impressed with the way the latter handled his first appearance in an Australian shirt.“I think Martin’s a wonderful player and I think he did show his qualities when he came on,” he said, according to official Socceroos website.“He loves getting at goal as we mentioned beforehand and he had a big hand in the equaliser in the end.”Australia’s golden generation might be coming to an end Manuel R. Medina – January 27, 2019 Mark Milligan is considering retiring and if he does, he will be the last remaining 2006 FIFA World Cup player for Australia to call…“Your debut is always a very nerve-wracking time and I think he came on and he did very well.”“I look forward to see what he does offer going forward.”Meanwhile, Milligan also revealed a mixture of the Socceroos’ fighting spirit and their new-look attacking style should really encourage Australian fans.“I think you couple that [spirit] with the things that we’ve been working on, which we’ve still got some time to fine tune and I think we’ll be very dangerous at the Asian Cup,” he added.last_img read more