People moves: USS loses chief financial officer

first_imgFIN-FSA/Veritas — Kaisa Forsström, the deputy chief executive of Veritas Pension Insurance Company, has been been appointed to head insurance supervision at the FIN-FSA, the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanssivalvonta). She will take up the new role on 11 September to serve a five-year term. As a head of department at the regulatory body, she will be a member of the FIN-FSA’s management group and she will report directly to the Director General Anneli Tuominen.Pensions Management Institute (PMI) – Robert Branagh is the new president of the UK professional body, with effect from yesterday, 2 August. He succeeded Kevin LeGrand, who had been president since July 2015. Branagh has more than 30 years experience in the pension industry, in both the private and public sector, including as managing director of RPMI Railpen’s administration business. He is currently chair of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme, alongside several non-executive and trustee roles. He joined the board of PMI in the autumn of 2014 before becoming vice president in 2015.ING CDC, NN CDC – The pension funds ING CDC and NN CDC have named Sandra van Eijk as board member, focusing on finance, risk and investment. Since 2010, Van Eijk has worked as chief financial officer and chief risk officer for private clients at NN Bank. Prior to this, she worked at Postbank, ING, insurer RVS and WestlandUtrecht Bank, covering finance, accounting, actuarial and risk matters. The two pension funds were established in 2014, following banc-assurer ING’s split into ING Bank and NN. Although separate, the pension funds have a close co-operation and have many joint board members.Pensioenfonds AFM – Jaap Koelewijn has been appointed as board member of the pension fund of communication watchdog AFM. Koelewijn is professor of finance at Nyenrode Business University and was head of research at the AFM between 2001 and 2003. Earlier in his career he was internal supervisor at the company scheme of engineering firm DHV, the sector pension fund for housing corporations (SPW) as well as member of the investment committees at the pension funds Hoogovens and ANWB.Royal London – The mutual life, pensions and investment company has appointed Olivia Dickson as non-executive director. She has held many positions in financial services over a long career. Her current roles include being non-executive director of the Financial Reporting Council, where she chairs the actuarial council, and a member of the UK government’s advisory group on social impact investing.Cheyne Capital – The London-based asset manager has hired Anthony Robertson to launch a new sub-investment grade credit business. Robertson was formerly head of leveraged finance at BlueBay Asset Management. He will lead the new business – SVC – as its chief investment officer. Cheyne Capital has also hired David Lofts from investment banking firm Seaport Group as head of trading and origination, and two senior analysts, Jacopo Rubbia and Jorge Lazaro.The company said SVC would continue hiring with a view to building a team of 10 people across research, trading, strategy, origination and legal. The boutique’s first strategy will focus on “heightened illiquidity in European sub-investment grade credit”, Cheyne said.Law Debenture Pension Trustees – Andrew Harrison has joined the company’s investment team. He was most recently at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was head of fixed income product specialists. He also been managing director at BlackRock, head of UK liability-driven investment strategy at Barclays Global Investors and derivatives portfolio manager at Salomon Brothers. Investcorp – Mohamed El-Erian has been appointed to the international advisory board of alternative asset manager Investcorp. El Erian is chief economic adviser at Allianz and was CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO for seven years. Mohammed Alardhi, executive chairman of Investcorp, said: “As one of the most respected voices on the international financial and economic stage, Mohamed brings with him unique insights that will benefit Investcorp as we deliver on our strategy to become one of the world’s leading global alternative investment firms.” VFPK, USS, BPL, FIN-FSA, Veritas, PMI, ING CDC, NN CDC, Pensioenfonds AFM, Royal London, Cheyne Capital, BlueBay Asset Management, Law Debenture, InvestcorpUniversities Superannuation Scheme (USS) – Jennifer Halliday, chief financial officer at the UK’s largest pension scheme, resigned on 31 March, according to USS’s annual report. She joined USS in 2014 from Quaker Chemical Corporation, and spent 13 years at Vanguard Group. Glen Lucken has been appointed CFO in the interim until a permanent replacement is found.Verband der Firmenpensionskassen (VFPK) – Andreas Hilka, member of the board of at the €7.9bn German Hoechst Pensionskasse and former European head of pensions at Allianz Global Investors, has been elected to the board of the German association of company pension schemes. He will be the board member with chief responsibility for investment and investment supervision. Hilka succeeds Norbert Schulte-Mattler, of the Philips Pensionskasse, who had been VFPK’s board for several years. Peter Hadasch of Nestlé Pensionkasse, Helmut Aden of the BVV insurance association for the banking sector, and Carsten Ebsen of the Hamburger Pensionskasse, were re-elected to the board.BPL Pensioen – Willem van den Nieuwenhof has been appointed board member of BPL Pensioen, the €16.4bn pension fund for the agriculture sector, representing the association of horticulturalists. He has also become a member of BPL’s committee for compliance and communication. Previously, Van den Nieuwenhof was a board member of the company pension fund of Heinz as well as the sector scheme for the fruit and vegetable processing industry, which both joined BPL last year.last_img read more

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Batesville officials cancel volunteer playground repair effort

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville city officials have canceled the volunteer project to fix damaged playground equipment in Liberty Park scheduled for Friday, April 6. The manufacturer has reported a supply problem and city officials have not set an alternate date.The equipment was damaged over the last year during severe weather events.last_img

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Leicester City linked with a move for Celtic £20m midfielder

first_img Loading… Leicester City are once again being linked with a move for Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor. The Foxes reportedly had a bid for the Scotland international knocked back last summer. McGregor signed a new contract at Parkhead in November – but that has not stopped speculation surrounding his future. Leicester are said to be lining up a £20million bid for the 27-year-old. And pundit Noel Whelan believes the prospect of a reunion with manager Brendan Rodgers could tempt McGregor to leave the Scottish champions. “That’s a big reason for players wanting to leave,” former Leeds United striker Whelan told Football Insider. “If you know the manager already and you’ve worked underneath him, that trust is already there between player and manager. “It helps you settle into a club very, very quickly. You feel a lot more comfortable moving when there’s somebody there you know already. “I’m sure Brendan (Rodgers) will make him feel very comfortable playing in the Premier League. “It would be a great addition for Leicester as Celtic play a similar way to Leicester. “When Brendan (Rodgers) left, (Neil) Lennon’s come in and he’s kept everything the same because it wasn’t broken. “All he’s done is add his own little spin onto it. “It’ll be an easy transition going to Leicester for the player.” Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit sign up. And that’s it, you’re all set. You can also sign up here. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters – but we don’t think you’ll want to. read also:Leicester City Confirm Transfer Of Ben Chilwell To Chelsea We also have a Leicestershire Live app you can download below. McGregor addressed interest from City last year in an interview in May. “The stuff in the summer was nice to hear – that an ex-manager liked working with you,” he said. “There was speculation and you kinda do have half an eye on that, but you are also just focused on doing your best for Celtic. “I had a job to do for the club and as soon as I got the contract sorted, I just felt like I went from strength to strength. “I am very happy at the club and that was very well reciprocated in terms of what the club did for me.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content10 Inventions That Make Us Question Humanity7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking Reasons8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

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UWF Women’s Basketball Wins 79-54 over Ouachita Baptist in the Tip-Off Classic

first_img Nov. 17, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida Women’s basketball team stepped up the defense to shut down Ouachita Baptist 79-54. The Argos forced 25 Tiger turnovers, and converted many fast break lay-ups off of steals. Tara Russ (Sr. / Lake Park, Fla.) scored 21 points for the Argonauts, with eight rebounds and two steals. Russ was named to the all-tournament team, along with fellow Senior Karmeshia “Red” Easley (Mobile, Ala.), who played sensational defense to hold Ouachita Baptists’ top scorer to only two points.”I was extremely proud of how our team responded after a disappointing opening loss yesterday (Friday’s loss to Florida Southern). The kids showed a lot of character and mental toughness, as an entire TEAM !” exclaimed Head Coach Shannan Bergen. “We saw a lot of good things today that we hope to build this season on. We dominated the tempo and took the opponents out of their game. We made it look easy against an above average team.”After a slow start, with both teams missing their first four shots, Dominique Boykins (So. / Houston, Tex.) put UWF on the board with two free throws. After a Ouachita Baptist basket, Amy Drake (So. / Niceville, Fla.) hit a jumper to put the Argos up 4-2 and they would never lose the lead after that. Moments later, Easley hit a three pointer to give West Florida a 19-9 lead. The Argos pressure defense helped build the lead to 38-22 at halftime. Freshman Chelsea Patterson (Largo, Fla.) had four steals and helped lead the fast break offense with seven assists.The second half was more pressure defense, and the Argos increased the lead until Laura Davis (Sr. / Spanish Fort, Ala.) hit a three pointer to give West Florida a 30 point lead at 63-33. West Florida would play the entire bench, as 12 of the 13 Argonauts that suited up, scored in the contest. Ten players were able to play 10 minutes or more. West Florida is now 1-1 on the year, and will host Mobile on Tuesday at 5:30 pm.Davis and Samantha Schlaegel (Sr. / Port Huron, Mich.) both scored nine points off the bench for West Florida, as the Argo bench outscored the Tigers bench 30-13. Boykins added 10 points, while starting point guard Tiffany Scott (Sr. / Port St. Lucie, Fla.) had seven assists and two steals. Meanwhile, Gabby Coleman led the Tigers with 16 points, and was also named to the all tournament team. In the other game today, West Georgia defeated Florida Southern 74-52. West Georgia’s LaShandra McCoy was the tournament MVP. Print Friendly Version Share UWF Women’s Basketball Wins 79-54 over Ouachita Baptist in the Tip-Off Classiclast_img read more

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Wenger hails magnificent Ramsey

first_img “There’s more to come. If he continues to play like that then he will have a good future with Wales.” The Frenchman added: “The reaction of the fans was fantastic. I’d like to see that much more. I have a big respect for that. They are proud to be Welsh here.” Wenger and his team can now sit and watch nearest challengers Chelsea and Liverpool try to bring their lead back down to four points on Sunday. The Frenchman remained coy about his side’s title chances, but was delighted by their display. He said: “I’m very pleased because we had a good performance. We scored three goals, but we were not only good offensively, we were also defensively sound. “It was a mature performance and a focused one. “We are showing consistency and that is always a good sign. “I’m happy to have done the job here and to watch the other games tomorrow. All we can do is do our job and prepare for the next game.” Cardiff slipped to 17th in the table thanks to the defeat. The hosts were much improved after the break, with Wojciech Szczesny producing a great save to deny Fraizer Campbell an equaliser with the score at 1-0. And manager Malky Mackay felt the final score was harsh on his team. “The score is not a fair reflection of the game, but I am not going to apologise for having a go,” he said. “That’s what we did, and we certainly gave them some problems in the second half. The calmness on the ball in the second half makes me very proud of the players. “We were playing against a team who have had a manager in situ for 17 years. Over that time he has had a lot of money to build a recruitment process to bring in top players like we have seen here. “We were playing against the best and were certainly not out of our league.” Mackay also has no doubt Arsenal have what it takes to retain their position at the top of the pile. He said: “They’ve got a very good chance, if they are sitting first today. “They are in the last-16 in Europe as well. It speaks for itself, it’s not rocket science.” Press Association Both Ramsey’s goals were applauded by the two sets of supporters after another virtuoso display in what is turning into a stellar campaign and the player acknowledged the home fans by performing the club’s ‘Ayatollah’ celebration after finding the net. Wenger heaped praise on the 22-year-old and, when asked if £50million would be enough to prise Ramsey away from the Emirates Stadium, said: “No. We don’t want to sell anybody, we want to keep the team together. I’ve suffered enough for years for having to sell the players. “Now we are in a stronger position financially.” Wenger also believes Ramsey can get even better. “He keeps surprising me,” said the Gunners’ boss. “He has matured as a player and a person as well. We came here in the FA Cup a few years ago and he had a very difficult game. Now he shows how much he has developed as a person. “I was a midfielder and I would have loved to have what he has. “He can defend, attack and score goals. What more do you want? He is also young – another quality that I have lost. “He can still develop. When you see the improvement in him in the last two years then why should he stop now? Arsene Wenger claimed £50million would not be enough to tempt him to sell Aaron Ramsey after the in-form midfielder’s brace helped Premier League leaders Arsenal to a 3-0 win at the midfielder’s former club Cardiff. The Wales international, who came through the Cardiff academy and is the youngest player to have represented the Bluebirds, headed home the opener from a Mesut Ozil cross in the 29th minute. Substitute Mathieu Flaimini doubled the lead with five minutes remaining before Ramsey completed the scoring in stoppage time to make it 15 goals for club and country this season and move Arsenal seven points clear at the top of the table. last_img read more

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What we learned from Syracuse’s 83-73 loss at Virginia Tech

first_imgBLACKSBURG, Va. — Syracuse (10-7, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) dropped to .500 in the ACC with an 83-73 loss at Virginia Tech (13-3, 2-2) on Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum. The loss was the Orange’s second road loss in league play. SU’s point guards struggled, Tyler Lydon played through an injury and the Hokies press stunted SU’s offensive flow.Here are three things we learned from the game.MORE COVERAGE Syracuse zone exploited on the inside in 83-73 loss to Virginia TechFans react to Syracuse’s 83-73 loss to Virginia TechFast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 83-73 loss at Virginia Tech Published on January 10, 2017 at 11:52 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse’s point guard issues still aren’t solvedAfter John Gillon’s two best performances of the season in back-to-back wins over Miami and Pittsburgh, he seemed to have a grip as the Orange’s go-to point guard. But SU’s point guard issues cropped up again on Tuesday night as both Gillon and Frank Howard were ineffective.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our point guard play has been really good and was as bad as it’s ever been tonight,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I don’t have an explanation for that.”In the first half, Gillon was 0-for-3 from the field with two turnovers and no assists. Boeheim said he “can’t play that way.” His struggles continued in the second half as the Orange never sustained an effective offensive flow. Gillon had seemingly won sole possession of point guard duties, but was relieved by Howard for 13 minutes on Tuesday.Howard, however, wasn’t effective either. He went 1-for-5 from the field and the duo finished 3-for-14 from the field with seven assists and two turnovers, still not good enough to provide stability at the most important position on the floor.“I thought the first half, he was OK,” Boeheim said of Howard. “I think the second half, he was trying to prove he can’t shoot jump shots.”Boeheim ‘probably’ shouldn’t have played Tyler Lydon after injuryBoeheim called Lydon the Orange’s best player after the game on Tuesday and not having him at full strength affected SU. He landed on a defender’s foot and rolled his left ankle after attempting a fadeaway baseline jumper with over four minutes left in the first half.“It was bothering me, but I just tried playing through it,” Lydon said. “It didn’t work out too well.”Lydon finished with two points, tied for a season low, on 1-of-5 shooting. He grabbed seven rebounds but wasn’t able to play at his best throughout the second half.“He said he was alright,” Boeheim said. “I watched him and I probably should have just not played him but he said he was fine. But players are going to say that.”Lydon said he’s unsure of his status going forward. The Orange’s next game is on Saturday at home against Boston College.Virginia Tech’s press should have led to easy baskets for SyracuseSU faced Virginia Tech’s press after most of their made baskets throughout the game. While SU broke it and got the ball across halfcourt most of the time, it stunted Syracuse’s flow on the offensive end. The Hokies forced 11 turnovers and scored 17 points off them.Gillon was often double-teamed as his teammates tried inbounding the ball and he had to run into open space just to receive the pass. VT often had multiple players in the frontcourt, leaving the far end of the court vulnerable. Tyus Battle said the traps that Virginia Tech threw at Syracuse should have led to easy scores in transition. But as SU focused on protecting the ball and getting it across halfcourt, it didn’t get open looks from point-blank range.“We missed out on those opportunities a little bit,” Battle said. “We have to take advantage of those the next time we play a team that presses us like that.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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The Chosen One: The XFL has the potential to entertain fans and stay successful

first_imgWhether it’s the money or the gameplay, the XFL has what it takes to succeed. The real question comes down to whether fans will buy into the league and give it life. One of the great frustrations with the NFL has been its crackdown on the hard hits that many football enthusiasts live to see. Nowadays, you won’t see a massive takedown in the NFL without referees raining down penalty flags. Quarterbacks are protected by the rules as well as their own linemen, as both high and low hits are now strongly penalized. The NFL has gotten rid of blindside blocks, lowered shoulders and other ways to land big hits on other players. Another reason the XFL has the opportunity to succeed is that it has better resources than any past professional football league. In terms of money, the XFL should not have a major problem as long as it can attract fans because McMahon has a safe amount of finances to run the league.  I completely understand that the NFL did this for player safety, and to some extent, I agree with the rules. But overall, I think the league has taken it too far — it has all but eliminated a major part of football and has negatively altered the game. At this past weekend’s games, the XFL drew in around 17,000 fans at each stadium, which is low for football — but at the same time, it also drew in about three million viewers per game on TV. If the XFL can get those numbers to keep growing, I wouldn’t be surprised if we have found a spring football league that is here to stay. For those who don’t know much about it, the XFL was founded by billionaire Vince McMahon — the chairman and CEO of the WWE — who had the vision of creating a version of professional football that is faster-paced and more exciting than the NFL. There are currently eight teams in the league located in major cities around the U.S., including one team right here in Los Angeles. To start off, the XFL offers a style of football that fans love, and looking back at its inaugural weekend, it has succeeded so far in creating a distinct kind of football with its modified rules. The game is faster, higher-scoring and overall more action-packed than the average NFL game. The XFL accomplished this with several rule tweaks, including a new point-after conversion system, the legalization of the double forward pass and a new overtime format. Additionally, the XFL encourages teams to punt and kick less, which adds another wrinkle of fourth-down excitement. The new gameplay is one thing that attracts fans, but another huge, yet controversial,  attraction of the XFL is the return of big hits.  Not only does the XFL provide a unique football viewing experience, but maybe more importantly, the quality of the gameplay is still very high. The XFL could have done anything it wanted with the league to attract fans, but at the end of the day, people won’t want to see games unless the league has good, fundamental football. So far, it appears that the XFL is capable of providing that: The players and coaches are elite and talented, and they have a legitimate chance to prove themselves eligible to NFL teams while in the XFL. The NFL season ended less than two weeks ago, but football is still not over thanks to the creation of America’s newest professional football league: the XFL. That’s where the XFL can come in and fulfill fans’ cravings for hard-hitting action. This past weekend, I saw at least ten big hits that would have easily been penalized in the NFL for one reason or another, but in the XFL, those plays are legal. And I love it.  The XFL has to contend with the fact that there has never been a more successful football league than the NFL. This past year, people thought there would finally be a successful supplement to the NFL after the creation of the Alliance of American Football, the AAF. However, it folded midway through the season because it didn’t have enough money to fund itself. And from the United Football League to the Fall Experimental Football League, the list of failed professional football leagues goes on and on. Still, although the odds are not in its favor, I think the XFL has the potential to establish itself as a sustainable secondary American professional football league.  In addition, the XFL has already established strong media connections, as games are aired on major channels including FOX, ABC and ESPN. The XFL also airs its games during primetime evening weekend hours when plenty of people have the downtime to watch a full game. Having content readily available on major networks gives the league greater exposure and credibility. Fans can watch an XFL game just as easily as they can watch any NFL or NCAA football game. The XFL received generally positive reviews during its opening week, but what makes the average fan think the XFL won’t eventually fizzle out for one reason or another? In addition, the XFL could use some help by getting bigger names into the league. Right now, people might recognize players like former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones or former Raiders punter Marquette King, but for the most part, the league is composed of little-known players who didn’t quite make it in the NFL.  Harrison Cho is a sophomore writing about sports. His column, “The Chosen One,” runs every other Thursday.last_img read more

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Crime prompts state of emergency declaration for St. James, Jamaica

first_imgThe Government of Jamaica declared a state of Public Emergency for the western parish of St. James – home to the tourist capital of Montego Bay on Thursday.At a press conference, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he made the recommendation for a state of public emergency to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, who signed a proclamation dated January 18.“The proclamation has been gazetted, and a state of public emergency is now in effect for the parish of St. James” said Holness.Extraordinary powersThe Prime Minister stated that under the state of emergency, the security forces will have extraordinary powers.“This does not mean that the use of these extraordinary powers are arbitrary or beyond review. This does not mean the suspension of the rule of law. The security forces are expected and have been directed to treat citizens with respect and protect the dignity and safety of all.Will create general discomfortHe added that the operations although directed at criminals and their facilitators, will create some level of general discomfort.“We ask the public to cooperate with the security forces. Now is the time, if you know where the guns are, please tell us. If you know where the criminals are, please tell us,” said Holness who added that the “rewards for guns program” is still in effect.Activities may be curtailedMeanwhile, National Security Minister Robert Montague warned residents that several activities may be curtailed. “We will be relentless as we pursue the criminals. We therefore seek the patience and understanding of all citizens. As you travel, you will encounter roadblocks. Although there will be instances where some activities will be curtailed, as much as possible we do not intend to stop the good citizens from doing what they would normally do in the scope of things.St. James presented major challengeFor his part, Police Commissioner George Quallo said the parish has presented a major challenge to police operations. “There are numerous gangs operating in St. James. They are involved in murders, shootings, scams, extortions and other illicit activities. They use murder as a tool to further their criminal interest, they create an atmosphere of insecurity throughout St. James and surrounding areas.”Main objective – disrupt gang activitiesThe Commissioner said the key operational objectives of the security forces is to disrupt the activities of these gangs. “One of primary activities is also the protection of the rights of citizens. We will be going after wanted men, seizing weapons and taking back our communities. We want to ensure the public that the security forces are there for your protection.”Hotline establishedQuallo also noted that a hotline has been established for citizens to register their concerns and get information about activities of the security forces. He added that last year there were 335 murders in St. James, almost twice the number committed in the central parish of Clarendon, that had the second highest number of killings.A State of Emergency related to crime and violence was last imposed in a section of Jamaica eight years ago during the operation to capture the fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. That State of Emergency covered Kingston & St. Andrew and St. Catherine.last_img read more

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“Ex-President ordered my sacking from Black Stars in 2014”- Kwesi Appiah

first_imgFormer Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, has accused former Ghana President, John Mahama, of pushing him out of the national team in 2014 after the World Cup debacle that surrounded the Black Stars’ participation in the tournament.Ghana’s time in Brazil was characterised by rows between players and the Ghana FA officials over the non-payment of bonuses and appearance fees.The playing body was ready to not honour its final group match against Portugal if appearances fees owed them were not paid. Eventually, the Government of Ghana at that time airlifted an amount of USD 3 million to the players for the payment of the outstanding arrears.The turn of events caught the attention of the world for negative reasons and that pushed the government to set up an Commission of Inquiry into Ghana’s participation in the tournament when the team came back to Ghana.Kwesi Appiah’s relationship with the team came to an end after the tournament and 6 years after the incident, Appiah revealed what he believed was a Presidential decision to kick him out of the set up.His revelations were captured in his book “Leaders Don’t Have To Yell”.”… Kwesi Nyantakyi called me to his office that and informed me that he had been asked by the president of the nation (John Mahama) to relieve me of my duties.When decisions about the national team staffing became heavily politicised, it was very clear to me that the political machine was flexing its muscles to make me a scapegoat.”The Minister for Youth and Sports, who should bear the ultimate responsibility for the money issue that was at the heart of the Brazil problem, was reassigned to another job in the President’s office but I was rather fired.”Appiah came back to the team as head coach for a second stint between 2017 and 2019.last_img read more

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AT&T Donates Stuffed Backpacks to Alcona Elementary School

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis AT&T Pioneers is a community service organization within AT&T made up of active and retired employees. Today they were in Alcona to drop off some much needed school supplies to Alcona Community Schools.Each year the AT&T Pioneers lead a ‘Tools for Learning’ campaign, raising money and buying supplies to support thousands of students. Around 40 backpacks were delivered to the elementary school today. Each backpack was stuffed with items ranging from notebooks to folders, pencils, and even a fully packed pencil box.More than 2,600 backpacks will be distributed throughout Michigan this fall. The AT&T pioneers have been involved with this program for 17 years, but this is the first year that State Representative Sue Allor has joined the movement. Stuffed backpacks will go to students in need from grades k–3 and 4th grade up. The AT&T Pioneers will also make a stop to schools in Cheboygan. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious One Local Business Donates Over 50 Pair of Shoes For Back to SchoolNext Local Library Joins Literacy Movement Sparked By Legendary Singerlast_img read more

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