French asset-management promotion group outlines action plan

first_imgThe measures would also give asset managers the ability to improve their management fee disclosure, as well as to decide on whether to use the AMF’s fund classification, which has now been made optional.Other measures would allow management firms to use a wider range of liquidity management tools to manage their investment strategies in the best way, and make use of new pre-marketing possibilities, the organisations said.The AMF and the AFG also said FROG would institute an annual meeting to make sure the initiative continued developing.They named Jean-Louis Laurens as ambassador for the French asset management industry to promote the sector’s strengths within professional bodies and to major international investors.Laurens has been managing partner and chairman of the management committee of Rothschild & Cie Gestion since 2009, and headed up Robeco’s French subsidiaries from from 2005 to 2009. A newly established working group set up to make France’s asset management industry more attractive to foreign investors has outlined a series of steps to reach the goal.France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the French asset management association – the Association Française de la Gestion Financière (AFG) – set up the working group earlier this year, calling it FROG as an acronym for “French Routes and Opportunities Garden”.FROG has now produced a report on the outcome of its deliberations including seven concrete measures.These seven steps will help the industry to compete on an international level by letting investors choose fund subscription and redemption solutions from a comprehensive catalogue, and giving them access to SICAVs (open-ended investment companies) that have opted to comply with a governance charter, the AMF and the AFG said.last_img read more

Cairns strata buildings at mercy of new laws coming in October 2018

first_imgQFES has raised grave concerns about the use of flammable insulation in the Cairns Performing Arts Centre’s (CPAC)construction, which could jeopardise its planned opening and cost ratepayers big money. Insulation is behind the cladding. PICTURE: JUSTIN BRIERTYWITH two Cairns city landmarks already coming under scrutiny for the cladding and insulation choice, property owners in the tourist mecca of Port Douglas have been encouraged to get a better understanding of new legislation around the materials.Cladding and insulation from the Cairns Performing Arts Centre is yet to be confirmed safe after the $71.1 million project was entered on a list of 735 buildings across the Cairns region — including the Cairns Hospital’s new wing — with potentially unsafe aluminium composite cladding.Cairns is not the only region dealing with fallout from strict new combustible cladding laws. Cladding has been used on buildings since the mid-1990s to improve appearance, but events such as the London Grenfell Tower tragedy and the Melbourne Lacrosse fire have highlighted that certain types of cladding can contribute to propagation of flames and the rapid spread of fire to other parts of the building.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe new legislation, which comes into effect on October 1, will affect an estimated 12,000 privately-owned strata buildings in Queensland built or refurbished after January 1, 1994. The initial stage will require bodies corporate to register and complete an online checklist to determine cladding risk with additional stages required depending on the stage 1 outcome.Failure to comply with the new Queensland regulations within the specified time frames can result in hefty fines of up to $33,290.25 and stage 1 compliance is only 180 days so these regulations cannot be ignored. The new legislation follows the introduction of similar measures in NSW and Victoria.Archers the Strata Professionals partner Grant Mifsud said seminars would be held at the Pullman Sea Temple Port Douglas on October 25 from 5.30pm-7.30pm, in response to the introduction of the Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018.“If you own property in a low medium or high-rise strata scheme, these regulations will affect you,” Mr Mifsud said.“Combustible cladding inspection specialists as well as legal experts will present the facts and provide practical solutions to achieve compliance within the specific time frames required for each stage. An open forum designed to enable audience interaction will follow, led by our industry expert panellists with a further networking session after the panel discussion over refreshment.”last_img read more

Sports video games to try during quarantine

first_imgThere’s simply no way around it, it’s a tough time to be a sports fan. All large gatherings necessary for professional and college sports are banned. Outside of the UFC, it seems like there is little hope that live sports will again be on the televisions of fans anytime soon. Football: Top recruits, developing talent leave Badgers primed to reload in key positions for 2020 seasonAs the 2020 NFL draft approaches at the end of next month, Badgers Jonathan Taylor, Zack Baun, Chris Orr and Read…Even with this being the case, we still have to get our daily fix of sports action. For those of you who may have already exhausted your supply of old highlights and classic games, sports video games have the potential to fill this gaping void. In fact, they may be even better at passing the time as they engage you in the action directly rather than simply passing you by on a screen. With that being said, here is our list of the top three sports video games to try out during quarantine in order to fill your need for sports content.1. NCAA Football 14Arguably the crown jewel of video games about sports and of video games generally, NCAA Football 14 is the last in a line of games that defined many childhoods of college football fans around the nation. Surprisingly enough, the gameplay holds up quite well, even after nearly seven years since its release. UW Athletics: Top Badger sports moments to enjoy during COVID-19 pandemicWith live sports absent for the time being, sports fans worldwide have been isolated at home with what feels like Read…If there is one problem with this game, it is how limited the access to it is. Unless you currently have a copy, as well as an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 to play it on, you’ll have to pay a pretty penny to enjoy this instant classic. The game currently retails for an astounding 160 dollars on Amazon, depending on which console you would have to purchase it for. For anyone who does still have access though, this game provides hours and hours of entertainment for any college football fan. Specifically, both the dynasty and road to glory modes are massive time sinks. There is still nothing like leading a team like Northern Illinois to five consecutive national titles after joining the Big Ten. You can even begin your career as a player in high school and try to earn a spot on the Badgers’ roster. Any way you want to play it, this game will provide a heavy sense of nostalgia for those who enjoyed it many years ago. 2. Rocket League Yes, technically this is not a sports game as they are traditionally defined. It is loosely based on soccer but, for those who have never heard of it, is played with cars instead of humans. If you’re able to put realism on hold, this game is a thrilling and ultra-competitive test of anyone’s skills on the sticks. Forward Madison FC: Flamingos soldier on in midst of season-suspending pandemicThe Forward Madison FC Flamingos had a solid inaugural season, finishing with a 12–7–9 record and the distinction of being Read…If you find yourself beginning to play in ranked playlists, prepare to see the best and the worst of humanity brought out on the field. In one game to the next, you can have your own teammate relentlessly trash talk you for missing a shot or have them be an amazing person you choose to party up with and take on multiple opponents. Even Forward Madison FC has gotten in on the action, as they have had their own players go head-to-head online against those of other teams in their division. 3. Wii SportsAnother classic rounds out our top three sports games to keep you entertained during what feels like a period of eternal quarantine. This one is truly the jack of all trades, as it allows you to pick any sport you would like to focus on. In few other games can you quickly switch between a heavyweight boxing match and a round of bowling all in the span of just a few minutes. Especially if you’re locked in with multiple people, game modes like tennis and golf provide a ton of opportunities to make this a household event. Once again, it is not the most realistic, but this game provides a more laid back experience for those who want to avoid the competitiveness of a ranked Rocket League match or a national championship matchup in NCAA 14.last_img read more

GVC names David Lloyd-Seed as new Director of IR and communications

first_imgShare Related Articles StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit GVC Holdings has strengthened its leadership team after confirming the appointment of David Lloyd-Seed, who will join the company as the new Director of Investor Relations and External Communications.In the new role, Lloyd-Seed will take responsibility for leading the Group’s strategic external communication with investors, the City and a range of key stakeholders. He will take up his new post in March 2020, ahead of the publication of the Group’s full year results.Commenting on the appointment, Rob Wood, CFO of GVC Holdings, said: “David brings a huge wealth of experience and expertise to the Group from the City and as a strategic advisor and communicator. His appointment adds further strength and depth to our management team and I am delighted to welcome him on board.”Prior to joining GVC, Lloyd-Seed held the position of Head of Capital Markets at Powerscourt, GVC’s strategic communications advisors. He brings with him over 15 years of experience in Investor Relationship roles, having also worked at Telefonica UK (O2), Severn Trent and Dixons.Lloyd-Seed also had an 18-year career in corporate broking, during which time he advised across multiple sectors on IR, market-related activities, fund-raisings, mergers and IPOs. He is a board member of the Investor Relations Society.Nick Batram, who has been acting as the Group’s investor relations lead in recent months, will return to his full time role as Group Director of Corporate Strategy and Development.Lloyd-Seed added: “I am delighted to be joining GVC and am looking forward to working with the most dynamic management team in the sector.“This is a hugely exciting time for GVC as it consolidates its position as a global industry leader, continues to expand into newly regulating markets, and leads the industry in responsible gambling.”last_img read more

Authors, Pegg Thomas & Kathleen Rouser Share Pages From Their New Book: ‘Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt was a weekend all about the books! Another book signing took place at Olivet Book and Gift. Authors, Pegg Thomas and Kathleen Rouser greeted fans with their new book: Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides.The book features 7 stories and 7 authors. Rouser’s story features Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.She said it was important to know the history facts about the lighthouse when writing her romantic story in the book. Author, Pegg Thomas said she loves engaging her readers by putting her characters in certain settings.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious #1 New York Times Bestseller Author, Mitch Albom Speaks on New Book: ‘The Next Person You Meet in Heaven’Next Local Farm Bureau Insurance Agents aiming to end hunger in Michiganlast_img read more

Diego Costa ‘likes to cheat a lot’, says Chelsea team-mate Kurt Zouma

first_imgKurt Zouma says that his Chelsea team-mate Diego Costa “likes to cheat a lot” after his bust-up with Gabriel got the Arsenal defender sent off.Zouma made the remarks in a post-match TV interview with Qatari network beIN Sports, reported by the Daily Mirror, following Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday.Reporter Carrie Brown asked the Frenchman: “Of course Arsenal will feel hard done-by, they will claim you should have had a player sent-off in Diego Costa but this is a player that’s famed for riling other players isn’t it? Are you surprised that they reacted in this way?”Zouma replied: “No, we’re not surprised because we know Diego. Everyone knows Diego and this guy likes to cheat a lot and put the opponent out of his game.“That happened in the game but he’s a really nice guy. We’re proud to have him, like the other players, and we’re happy to win this game today.”The incident began when Costa grappled in the box with Laurent Koscielny, swinging his arm into the defender’s face before the two squared up and the Spanish striker shoved him to the ground. Gabriel helped his team-mate up and a lengthy dispute between the defender and Costa erupted. Both were booked by referee Mike Dean before Gabriel then kicked out at the striker.The defender received a straight red card and had to be escorted off the pitch by a match-day steward.The pair have previous from their days in Spain when Gabriel, then at Villarreal, went to ground theatrically after receiving a nudge from the then Atletico Madrid striker.Costa is waiting to hear whether he will face retrospective action from the FA for his role in the incident that led to Gabriel’s sending off at Stamford Bridge.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Even with a replacement ready, Warriors have been haunted by DeMarcus Cousins’ injury

first_imgLOS ANGELES — From a tactical perspective, the Golden State Warriors had done everything right to prepare for a situation like this.They had brought DeMarcus Cousins along slowly, limiting his minutes both through his on-court stints and resting on select nights. They picked up Andrew Bogut, himself a veteran of Golden State playoff runs, just to be safe in case they needed the depth.And yet.Watching DeMarcus Cousins go down in just his second career playoff appearance had a heart-rending effect on the Warriors. They’ve done championship runs without a dominant center, and they’re still the favorites to win their third consecutive title. But Cousins’ quadriceps tear, which will likely remove him from this run and end his season, hit them in a soft spot. Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory While Steph Curry acknowledged that Golden State has spent the past few days leading into Game 3 of the Clippers series gaming out strategies without Cousins in the mix, the team’s sympathy for the 28-year-old center was the most fervent sentiment.“I mean honestly you don’t really think about the ramifications of it,” Curry said. “You just think about what he’s going through as a human being, all he’s been through the last year and a half. And just how tough that is to endure.”Cousins’ injury is the second he’s dealt with in a span of roughly 15 months, following an Achilles tendon rupture he suffered last season while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. The six-time All-Star shocked the NBA last summer when he signed a one-year deal with the Warriors, and the team proceeded to make history with a starting lineup with five multiple-time All-Stars. In 30 games this season, Cousins averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.Steve Kerr said he felt “crushed” for Cousins, who had never made the playoffs before this season, his ninth in the NBA. Due to his injury recovery, Cousins didn’t return to the court until January.Cousins, who will not need surgery for his torn quad, did not travel with the team for Games 3 and 4. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 The Warriors might not have particularly thought Cousins wouldn’t be available this postseason with an injury, but they signed Bogut, who played for the franchise for four seasons between 2012 to 2016, in March to bolster their bench with a player who was innately familiar with their system. Kerr cited Bogut’s high-post passing and rebounding as strengths of his game.Curry said a “comfort level” exists with Bogut that has made for an easy transition, and pointed out that the Aussie is in great shape after playing professionally in his home country for much of the season. But his presence serves as something of a haunting reminder of what the Warriors are missing as they march on.“The reason we signed him – you never want to talk about it, you never want to admit – is the possibility of, and to shore up that center position in case of, injury,” Curry said. “That’s how it’s played out, and you gotta be ready to adjust and win basketball games.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Champions League live stream: How to watch 2020 UEFA soccer games online in USA

first_imgMORE: Watch select Champions League games on fuboTVCBS All Access is not the only live streaming service that will show Champions League games as the 2019-20 season reboots, but it’s the only one that will carry all 11 matches from the Round of 16 second leg through the Final on Aug. 23.Along with the new TV/live stream options for Champions League games in the U.S. is a condensed schedule of competition, as the quarterfinals and semifinals will now play out as single-leg fixtures at a neutral site rather than the typical home-and-home aggregate format for those rounds.Below are all of the details.Champions League live stream: How to watch games in the USAThere are four good (and by good we mean legal) ways to live stream Champions League games in the U.S., though only one option includes all 11 matches set to be played from the Round of 16 second leg through the Champions League Final in Lisbon.Streaming serviceChampions League accessCostFree trial?CBS All AccessAll games$5.99 per monthYesfuboTVSelect games$59.99 per monthYesYouTubeTVSelect games$64.99 per monthYesHuluSelect games$59.99 per monthYesCBS was supposed to take over the exclusive English language rights for Champions League matches starting in 2021, but it did so ahead of schedule after Turner Sports prematurely ended its deal in June. So CBS is now the home for Champions League action in the United States, but it will not show any of the 11 remaining matches this season on its over-air cable network.All Champions League matches are available live on CBS All Access, which is the network’s online streaming service. A select few, including the Champions League Final, will be shown on TV via CBS Sports Network, which is available on live TV streaming services fuboTV, YouTubeTV and Hulu.That select few, though, only includes a pair of Round of 16 second leg matches (Manchester City vs. Real Madrid and Barcelona vs. Napoli) and the Champions League Final. So those are the only three Champions League matches scheduled to be shown on fuboTV, YouTube TV and Hulu.All 11 matches, however, will be shown on CBS All Access, which makes it the easy choice for a live streamer who is signing up only to watch Champions League games.CBS All Access starts at $5.99 a month, but it is offering a one-month free trial promotion for new subscribers through mid-August. Users can cancel subscriptions at any time.Below are the devices on which CBS All Access can be streamed:AndroidiPhoneiPadApple TVGoogle ChromecastAmazon FireTVLGPlayStation 4Xbox OneRokuSamsungVisioXfinityWhat is CBS All Access?CBS All Access is so much cheaper than the other live TV streaming options listed above because it includes only programming from CBS and its affiliates rather than a wide range of TV channels. It is basically the network’s hub for all-things CBS.The majority of CBS All Access content is on-demand programming. The library includes all of CBS’ original TV series, as well as those from BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and the Smithsonian channel, all CBS properties.The Champions League games will fall under CBS All Access’ live programming, which includes your local CBS cable station, CBSN, CBS Sports HQ and ET Live.Champions League schedule 2020The coronavirus shut down live sports on the same day (March 11) that Paris Saint-Germain beat Dortmund and Atlético Madrid topped Liverpool to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. That left four Round of 16 games left on the schedule. The Champions League recently determined all four remaining Round of 16 matches could play out at their originally scheduled locations before the tournament heads to Lisbon, Portugal, the neutral site for all semifinal and quarterfinal matches as well as the Final.”It’s a phenomenal format for us in the U.S. to do it this way,” ViacomCBS chief digital officer Marc DeBevoise told The Associated Press. “A single elimination tournament is something these audiences fully understand. Obviously, there are big soccer fans but March Madness having been effectively canceled, I think people are hungry for things like this.”All Champions League matches are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET. Below is the complete Champions League schedule from what’s left of the Round of 16 through the Final at the end of the month.Friday, Aug. 7Round of 16 second legMatchTimeTV channelLive streamJuventus vs. Lyon (1st leg: 0-1)3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessManchester City vs. Real Madrid (1st leg: 2-1)3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVSaturday, Aug. 8Round of 16 second legMatchTimeTV channelLive streamBayern vs. Chelsea (1st leg: 3-0)3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessBarcelona vs. Napoli (1st leg: 1-1)3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVWednesday, Aug. 12Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamAtalanta vs. Paris3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessThursday., Aug. 13Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamLeipzig vs. Atlético3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessFriday, Aug. 14Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamBarcelona vs. Bayern3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessSaturday, Aug. 15Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamMan. City vs. Lyon3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessTuesday, Aug. 18Semifinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamAtalanta/Paris vs. Leipzig/Atlético3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessWednesday, Aug. 19Semifinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamBarcelona/Bayern vs. Man. City/Lyon3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessSunday, Aug. 23Champions League Final (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamTBD vs. TBD3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTV Those who wish to live stream UEFA Champions League games in the United States this month as the tournament restarts are in business if they already subscribe to CBS All Access.While Champions League competition was on a five month-plus hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS took over as the English language UEFA rights holder in the U.S. after Turner Sports backed out of its deal. So now the live stream options for Champions League games in the U.S. are completely different than they were before the tournament was suspended in March.last_img read more