Ostermann will join from British Columbia Investment Management, where most recently she was senior vice president, corporate and investor relations. From 2013 to June 2017 she was senior VP for investment risk, strategy and research at the Canadian asset manager. She has also held senior positions at Manulife and Sun Life Global Investments, and is the vice chair of the board of directors of the Pension Investment Association of Canada.Julian Cripps, managing director at RPMI Railpen, said: “Michelle brings a wealth of international experience to RPMI Railpen and her proven track record of leading teams to deliver best practice across the institutional investment industry will be invaluable as we continue to fulfil our mission to pay members’ pensions securely, affordably and sustainably.”Ostermann is the latest appointee to the UK pension investor’s leadership team. Earlier this year Railpen appointed its first chief investment officer and head of private markets, positions that were filled internally. In February, Philip Willcock replaced Chris Hitchen as CEO. RPMI Railpen, the in-house manager of the industry-wide scheme for UK railway companies, has appointed Michelle Ostermann to the new role of chief fiduciary officer for investments.Ostermann will join the manager in January next year. She will be responsible for determining the £28bn (€32bn) railway pension scheme’s high-level investment strategy and risk appetite, as well as defining the range of internally managed pooled funds.The manager said she would work closely with the investment, funding and covenant teams in proposing tailored solutions for the multi-employer sectionalised schemes.She will also be responsible for the manager’s sustainable ownership strategy and client relationship management.
Ateneo forges 5th straight title showdown vs NU Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In 1925, Hall of Famer Pancho Villa prevailed over Clever Sencio by unanimous decision to keep his world flyweight title at Wallace Field, now the Luneta.Joven Jimenez, trainer and manager of Ancajas, said Wednesday their preparations at Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite, have been proceeding smoothly and they’re ready to face Sultan, who’s training at Ala Gym in Cebu, anywhere.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJimenez added that Ancajas is now sparring for eight rounds against three partners and will go for 10 rounds next week.Team Ancajas will leave for the United States on May 15, two days after other members of Jimenez’s fighters—AJ Banal, Marvin Sonsona and Mark Barriga—battle foreign foes on May 13 at SM Skydome (North Edsa). Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast They will train for a few days in Los Angeles, where they will also hold an open workout for the media, before going to Fresno, a city over 500,000 that lies 350 kilometers north of Los Angeles and 300 kilometers southeast of San Francisco. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe historic title duel between compatriots Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan on May 26 has been transferred to Fresno, California, from Las Vegas, Nevada.Ancajas’ sixth defense of the International Boxing Federation super flyweight crown at the 10,132-seat Selland Arena marks the first time in 93 years that Filipinos will dispute a world title, and at a foreign venue at that.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ
Pres. Weah greets Chinese President, Xi Jinping in BeijingSign US$54M grant to construct overpasses at SKD Boulevard, Ministerial ComplexA September 1, 2018 dispatch from Beijing China where President George Weah is currently attending the 2018 Beijing Summit on China-Africa Cooperation says President Weah and Chinese President Xi Jinping have signed two cooperation agreements totaling US$54 million (320 million RMB) for the construction of two overpasses at SKD Boulevard and the Ministerial Complex, while the other is the provision of emergency food aid. The agreements were signed at the Great Hall of the People’s Republic of ChinaAccording to the dispatch, President Weah reiterated Liberia’s firm adherence to the one-China policy and expressed heartfelt gratitude for China’s valuable support, especially the selfless help to Liberia in her fight against the Ebola epidemic in 2014 and 2015 respectively.President Weah said that the mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Liberia has brought perceptible benefits to the Liberian people. “Liberia supports and is willing to take part in China’s Belt and Road Initiative,” he said.He furthered that Liberia supports China’s hosting the Beijing Summit of the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), and is willing to make whatever contribution that would enhance friendship between the two countries and peoples.In his welcoming statement to President Weah and delegation to the People’s Republic of China, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the friendship between China and Liberia continues to serve the fundamental interests of both countries and people.President Xi reflected on China’s support to Liberia’s peace process, and promised to continue to stand up and support the country in multilateral institutions.He highlighted the Liberian government’s firm position on the One-China Policy, and said his government is willing to increase exchanges at all levels, emphasizing that the two countries should continue to show mutual understanding and support each other on issues involving their respective core interests and major concerns.The Chinese President promised to strengthen bilateral cooperation across various fields, especially those outlined in the Liberian government’s National Development Agenda, focusing on infrastructure development, poverty-reduction, health, agriculture, and education.President Xi then expressed the hope that as a former world football star, deeply admired by his compatriots, President Weah would use his special influence to promote sport and youth exchanges between China and Liberia. FOCAC’s Briefs[Objectives] Equal consultation, enhancing understanding, expanding consensus, strengthening friendship and promoting cooperation.[Consultation Mechanism] As prescribed in the Program for China-Africa Cooperation in Economic and Social Development, adopted at the 2000 Ministerial Conference of FOCAC, China and Africa agreed to set up joint follow-up mechanisms to conduct regular evaluations on the implementation of the follow-up actions.In July 2001, a FOCAC ministerial consultation meeting was held in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, at which the Procedures for Follow-up Mechanisms of FOCAC were deliberated and adopted. The follow-up mechanisms officially took effect in April 2002. The FOCAC follow-up mechanisms are built at the Ministerial Conference, which is held every three years; the Senior Officials Follow-up Meeting and the Senior Officials Preparatory Meeting for the Ministerial Conference are held respectively in the year and a few days before the Ministerial Conference is held; and the consultations between the African Diplomatic Corps in China and the Secretariat of the Chinese Follow-up Committee are held at least twice a year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
1 Preston 0-0 Middlesbrough Newly promoted Preston North End drew 0-0 with last season’s Championship play-off losers Middlesbrough, in a tame opening game of the season at Deepdale.On-loan Manchester United forward Will Keane was closest to breaking the deadlock, but the Preston man’s first half effort was cleared off the line by Boro’s George Friend.For the visitors, a Grant Leadbitter effort that flew narrowly wide was the sum total of their goal threat, with Stewart Downing, deployed in the ‘number 10 role’, failing to inspire Middlesbrough in the first match of his second stint with the club.
ARCATA >> The Crabs had all of one hit in their final six innings of Thursday night’s Humboldt Invitational Tournament opener.That one hit turned out to be the one that mattered most.Brian Pozos’ RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning proved to be the difference and gave his fan club in the left field corner plenty to cheer about, as the Crabs found a way to get things done on a quiet night at the plate in a 4-3 extra-inning win over the Solano Mudcats at the Arcata …
29 October 2003The Western Cape government has confirmed a R265 000 grant to expand the seven-year old Dysselsdorp liqourice plant.The plant – which extracts liqourice from a root that grows in abundance in the area – was initiated as a small-scale income-generating project for the community, and has since developed into a high-quality liquorice liquid and powder operation that exports its products.The project recently signed a 10-year contract valued at R500 000 with tobacco manufacturer British American Tobacco to supply the company with liqourice, which will ensure consistent income for the plant. Liquorice is said to be essential for the manufacture of tobacco.The plant is also engaged in talks with an international airline to supply it with liquorice sweets, and a deal is expected to be reached soon.The provincial economic development department said the facility employs both permanent and temporary staff, which has helped to reduce the area’s high unemployment rate, estimated at 40 percent. Last year, the plant generated turnover of R900 000.The province’s spokesman, Thabo Mabaso, said the plant employs eight permanent staff on an average salary of over R2 000 per month, while seasonal workers who earn an average wage of R300 per week are employed for six-month periods.Mabaso said the workers had started manufacturing liquorice sweets and essential oils plant, which will make the project more sustainable. “The essential oils plant is currently being built, and will add much-needed value and jobs to the project”, he said.Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Tuesday, December 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers released a new proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule which redefines the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act more narrowly and provides clarity to what is required of landowners. The proposed rule can be found in the Federal Register (FR) with supporting resources located on the EPA’s site here. The 60-Day public comment period will close on April 15, 2019.
DJI also showed off its new Force Pro as another solid wireless camera movement control system to consider. Built for similar precision synchronization and accuracy, the DJI Force Pro offers communication latency as low as 10 milliseconds. It also offers an embedded compass and high-precision IMU for keeping your gimbal steady and safe when moving. The Force Pro uses a similar 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz wireless transmission system which can operate at a distance of up to 3 kilometers.The DJI Force Pro is compatible with all sorts of accessories, monitors, and video transmission systems. It also comes with an adapter that makes it easy to mount on a tripod. Check out DJI’s Force Pro’s page for more information. The DJI Force Pro is available for pre-order for $1,200.For more news from the NAB 2018 floor, check out some of these articles below.NAB 2018: Fujifilm’s X-H1 Camera Gets Put to the TestNAB 2018: Aputure Reveals A Brand-New RGB Panel LightNAB 2018 Announcement: Atomos Unveils the Ninja VNAB 2018 Announcement: Canon’s C700 Goes Full FrameNAB 2018: SmallHD Unveils 5 New Focus Monitors DJI showed off its latest camera control technology with the Master Wheel and Force Pro at NAB 2018. We take a closer look.DJI, the Chinese technology company known for drones and gimbals, surprised some with its NAB 2018 major announcements being focused on camera control. Still, these two new camera control systems could be game changers for digital filmmakers looking for high-end precision controls.Let’s look at DJI’s Master Wheels and Force Pro’s announced tech and specs.Master Wheel As far as wireless camera movement controls go, DJI has delivered a plumb with their Master Wheels setup. The controller, which looks like something out of a 2024-version of Mario Kart, uses high-precision sensors, advanced control algorithms, and state of the art product design to detect subtle movements and transmit them to your connected gimbal system. The rig allows lots of manual adjustments for a more intuitive and interactive design and features a dual-frequency 2.4GHz and 5.8 GHz wireless transmission system.For DJI users, the Master Wheels are compatible with the Ronin 2, Ronin S, and third-party gimbals through its S-BUS connection. You can read more on it here and preorder the one you need. Choose between the $8,000 level (3-Axis Model), $6,000 (2-Axis Model), or $2,500 (Single Wheel Control Module).Force Pro
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kante: What Chelsea players think of Pulisicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has welcomed their swoop for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic.On Wednesday morning it was announced that the 20-year-old will be moving to west London this summer in a £58million move from Borussia Dortmund.Having watched Pulisic’s impact from afar, Kante can’t wait to see it close up next season.”We know he’s a good player,” he told the Daily Mail following Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday night.”He’s doing well for Dortmund and we are glad to welcome him to Chelsea.”