Listen To Dopapod’s Funk-Fueled Raleigh Show In Full, With Donkey Kong & AC/DC Covers

first_imgLast night, Dopapod brought The Fritz along for a rockin’ performance at the Lincoln Theater, wrapping up a weekend full of performances on their spring tour. The Fritz opened up the show, welcoming Dopapod’s Rob Compa out for a performance of their song, “Oppenheim.” Check out L4LM’s recent premiere with The Fritz here.Dopapod took things over, opening with new song “Cure” (while also teasing “Waves” by Phish) and delivering some great jams throughout. Their set included a by-request version of “FABA,” as well as a solo debut performance of the song “Garbage Man” from Rob Compa. The show also included a cover of the “Donkey Kong Country Theme” and an encore cover of AC/DC’s “TNT.”Dopapod Funks Hard In New Studio Session Video For ‘Super Bowl’Listen to full audio from both bands below, courtesy of taper Matt Moricle: Setlist: Dopapod at Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC – 4/17/16Set: Cure[1], Present Ghosts, New James, Weedie, Super Bowl, FABA [2], Garbage Man [3], French Bowling [4] > Donkey Kong Country Theme > BraindeadEncore: TNT[1] Waves (Phish) tease. Roid Rage tease. [2] By request [3] First time played. Rob played this song by himself. The band left the stage while a technical issue was remedied. [4] Unfinished [5] AC/DClast_img read more

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Sweet treat

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaIt may not come in cute little Dawg-shaped bottles, but University of Georgia honey still sells like “wild cakes.”“It has been selling like wild cakes, no, hot cakes and wildfire,” said Jennifer Berry, a University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research coordinator. “We sent out the Christmas honey announcement, and we’ll probably sell out of it by Dec. 19.”Berry’s face lights up as she talks about honey and honey bees at her office at UGA’s bee laboratory. Three years ago, the lab needed funding for student and seasonal workers. Then it clicked. They could sell their surplus honey.UGA’s honey bees produce up to 200 pounds of honey a year, Berry said. Bee colonies only need about 60 pounds for food.Even with some initial doubts, the honey sold well the first year. In 2004, with between 25 and 30 colonies set aside for honey production, the UGA program sold 4,000 pounds of honey. Although honey is a $75 million industry in Georgia, it often goes unnoticed. “Politicians don’t have a clue that we exist,” Berry said.It’s not just the honey the industry produces that makes it important. Farmers need bees to pollinate their crops. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Verroa mite almost destroyed the wild bee population in Georgia. Beekeepers were able to treat their honeybees for the mites, but the wild bees didn’t have this protection. Now, farmers in the lower part of the state often rent honey bees for pollination.Berry keeps the latest buzz about honey bee production in politicians’ ears by sending UGA honey to state officials. “This helps them understand the importance of honey bees,” she said, “not just to our economy, but also to our ecology.”For information on buying UGA Honey Bee Farm Pure Natural Honey, contact Detsy Bridges at (706) 542-9035 by Dec. 16.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) This year, when CAES research professional Detsy Bridges sent out an e-mail in the late fall saying the entomology department had honey for sale, the response was immediate.“The first day we sent the e-mail out, I had five calls in five minutes,” said Bridges.Labeled as UGA Honey Bee Farm Pure Natural Honey, the honey is a little more expensive than the average grocery store variety. Besides the production costs, the honey is pure, meaning that it comes from a particular source of nectar, Berry said.Supermarket honey is often a random blend of honeys from several different countries. The end product, which Berry and her colleagues call “mutt honey,” is a mixture of whichever honey manufacturers receive at the time. It’s like comparing a really good beer, like Guinness, to Schlitz, or a fine, well-made wine to a lesser brand, she said.“When you’re harvesting a particular plant, there’s a lot of time, a lot of work that’s involved,” she said. “People who have bought our honey are coming back because they love the way it tastes.”In Oconee County, Ga., where the UGA Honey Bee Laboratory is located, blackberry, blueberry and bramble blooms give the honey its pale, golden color and flowery, fruity flavor. “It doesn’t have a real strong aftertaste,” Berry said. “It has a real smooth flavor to it.”In January, cotton bloom honey will be for sale. The honey bee program also sells sourwood honey.Prices for the UGA honey are similar to local market prices. But, Berry says the program strives not to compete with local producers. The honey is sold primarily on the UGA campus and at Athens, Ga., restaurant Farm 255. A quart is $8; pint, $5; 16 ounces, $4; and a honey bear is $3.50. They also package special-order sizes for weddings and other special occasions.Being a UGA product, Berry considered having a Dawg-shaped container instead of the traditional honey bear dispenser. The honey bear won out when Berry discovered the dog-shaped dispense mold would cost $30,000.last_img read more

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Women’s Leadership Workshop

first_imgThe credit union movement owes an incalculable debt to women; according to Filene Research Institute, they make up seven out of ten credit union professionals. Without their contribution, credit unions wouldn’t have achieved the phenomenal growth that has resulted in more than 110 million U.S. members.Unfortunately, as with most industries, a leadership gap exists. The same Filene research shows that only 37% of women occupy a high-level management role and that women leaders are mostly concentrated at credit unions with less than $50 million in assets.With the deep pool of untapped female leadership talent available, it’s in the interest of credit unions to help women rise in their ranks. One way that CUNA is aiding the advancement of women leaders is by hosting the Women’s Leadership Workshop at America’s Credit Union Conference.The business case for diversity is strong – and something that all leaders should understand and support. In fact, our workshop is open to everyone because we believe that everyone has a role in fostering diversity and building opportunities for talented people.Over the course of two days at this special event, dynamic female leaders will share their success stories and offer their perspectives on how credit unions can make it easier for women to thrive as executives, managers or directors.We’ll also be discussing the skills that women need to cultivate to make it as leaders: resilience, progressive thinking, tactful communication, judicious decision making, and ambition, to name a few.The list of inspiring, talented women who will speak at the workshop include:CUNA Chief Engagement & Transformation Officer Mollie Bell, who will delve into the personal aspects of leadership and help attendees understand their own leadership stories (and ensure they end with success).Speaker, author and organizational change expert Brandi Stankovic, who will explore ideas from her latest book, The Strategic MVP, to show how leaders can enhance their impact by building their strategy around the strengths and blind spots in themselves and others.Author, speaker and leadership expert Stacey Hanke, who will share her proven “influence model” of leadership that improves communication and makes it easier to make an impact on your team.In addition to these speakers, the workshop will host small group discussion roundtables where industry mentors share their perspectives. Plus, there will be a special reception at the end of the first day at Giada de Laurentiis’ restaurant, GIADA. 100SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Why the way you’re talking is hurting your credibility

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Holly Buchanan Holly Buchanan is the author of Selling Financial Services to Women – What Men Need to Know and Even Women Will Be Surprised to Learn. She is the co-author of The … Web: www.SellingFinancialServicesToWomen.com Details You’re making a sales phone call.  You’re talking to someone really important who you just ran into. You’re giving a presentation with a short time-limit.  You’re talking about an event you’re really passionate about and want to convince others to attend.  In all of these important situations you tend to do one thing…and it hurts your credibility.It hurts your credibility because while you think it shows your passion, it may actually be viewed as a sign of insecurity or lack of confidence.What are you doing?  You’re talking too fast and not taking up conversational real estate.  You’re rushing through what you have to say most likely because you know the person has limited time and attention so you want to get the information out as fast as possible. But this can really backfire on you.  It can sound unconvincing at best, desperate at worst.   What’s the solution?  Take up conversational real estateConversational real estateActress Amy Poehler once commented, “I’ve been doing this thing lately where I try to talk slower at meetings. I take a lot of meetings with women and we all talk really fast. But every guy talks so much slower. I think men are just a little bit more comfortable taking up conversational real estate. So I’ve been seeing how slow I can tolerate talking.” Whether you are a man or a woman, taking up conversational real estate is a sign of confidence and conviction in what you are saying.  Taking up conversational real estate does not mean using a lot of words. In many cases, being more concise is more effective. It isn’t about how much you say, it’s about the way in which you say it. Confident speakers take up verbal space and take long pauses.  They have the floor and they own it.  It’s a power thing.  And it’s key for conveying your convictions in your beliefs.  Slow down for the most important pointsThe more important the point, the more you should…slow…..down.  I know some of you are saying, “But I’m just a naturally fast talker.”  That’s fine, but make sure you slow down when you get to the most important part.  Force yourself to annunciate.  If you are making a recommendation, slow down.  If you want to get their attention, slow down.  It shows confidence and helps you stress the importance of what you are saying.  Give your message the time it deserves.    Get rid of the “ums”I have….um….a dream.   Not the same is it.  Give yourself the gift of being videotaped or recorded.  I do this often and while slightly horrifying, I learn something new every time I see myself on the screen.  Listen for the amount of times you use the word “um” or “you know” or “right?”  These fillers are credibility killers.  When you slow down, you give yourself time to think.  You aren’t as likely to try to fill in the pause with an “um” while you try to come up with what you are going to say next.     Get comfortable slowing down and pausing in your communication.  Take up conversational real estate. It’s a simple way to come across as instantly more credible.last_img read more

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Credit unions step up amid coronavirus pandemic

first_img 59SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Patti Hazlett As Director of Corporate Communications for the Mountain West Credit Union Association, Patti oversees all aspects of public affairs and communications for the Association and member credit unions. She is … Web: https://mwcua.com Details Credit unions inherently support the communities in which they operate. It’s in our DNA. In times of trouble or natural disaster, credit unions have always taken on the role of financial first responder. It’s second nature to work to reopen impacted buildings and ATM machines as quickly as possible, to offer ways to help affected members with payment options, short-term loans and other creative solutions. But the unprecedented times in which we are living have prompted credit unions to step up their game and do even more. And boy, have they!In the Mountain West region, which includes Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming, credit unions have shifted into high gear to help not only their members, but their greater communities. Because the shut down and shelter-in-place orders have impacted numerous local businesses, essential workers and credit union members and employees, Mountain West member credit unions have developed unique and impactful ways of helping others. Here are just a few examples:Denver, CO-based Westerra Credit Union created the Yes, Denver, We’re Open website where small, locally-owned businesses can complete a short questionnaire about their business – and Westerra then creates a social media campaign by sharing a post about their business with the credit union’s 125,000 members and social media followers. Westerra is putting its own marketing dollars behind boosting the Facebook posts in the targeted areas where the businesses are located. Yes, Denver, We’re Open also provides a tool kit for the small business with signs, graphics and social media templates for getting the word out that they are open for business.Colorado Springs, CO-based Ent Credit Union is asking people across Colorado to nominate any worthy Front Range small business for a cash infusion. Anyone can nominate their favorite (non-franchise) independently-owned, local business which is within the 14 counties Ent serves, via the credit union’s Facebook page. Twenty semi-finalists will be randomly selected from all nominations and from this group a panel of Ent judges will select four finalists. The public will then be invited to vote for their favorite business. Prizes will be awarded per Facebook vote totals: $20,000 – First place; $15,000 – Second place; $10,000 – Third place; and $5,000 – Fourth place.Tucson, AZ-based –Tucson Federal Credit Union (TCFU) has donated a total of $65,000 to four local nonprofit groups in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With an increase in food requests from those in need, TFCU will gift $20,000 to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, to continue providing emergency food to the community. TFCU will also gift $15,000 to Old Pueblo Community Services, supporting programs for those who’ve been incarcerated so that they can make a successful transition to becoming contributing members to society. Another $15,000 will be gifted to Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, to provide support and services to individuals experiencing domestic abuse. And $15,000 to the Children’s Clinics’ Comprehensive Services For Children And Teens, to provide primary care services and more for families.Members of Boulder, CO-based Elevations Credit Union have donated $75,000 to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The credit union has matched those donations for a total of $150,000 that will be granted through the Elevations Community Relief Fund.Cheyenne, WY-based Blue Federal Credit Union made a difference for healthcare professionals and first responders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the communities they serve. Blue delivered over 700 COVID Survival Kits to these professionals throughout Wyoming and Colorado. Blue recognizes what a huge impact these professionals have in our communities and have focused on spreading their mission of doing good and changing lives during these unprecedented times.Tempe, AZ-based Landings Credit Union has been purchasing meals in local restaurants for its staff who are working hard to serve members during the pandemic. The gesture not only boosts the morale of the credit union’s employees, but it is a great way to support and promote local businesses trying to survive in this unusual climate.Centennial, CO-based Columbine Federal Credit Union wanted to make an impact in the local communities so heavily impacted with closures and scaled back services. Each team member was given a $50 bill and asked to spend it at a local merchant/restaurant etc. Team members then took photos at the local businesses when they made their purchases which turned into a popular social media campaign highlighting the local business. The program not only helped local businesses, but helped the credit union’s team members and their families as well.Phoenix, AZ-based OneAZ Credit Union and OneAZ Community Foundation will award $200,000 in emergency COVID-19 Community Impact Grants. The goal is to provide emergency funding for nonprofit organizations that serve one or more of OneAZ’s five key community focus areas, including (1) children’s health, (2) food banks, (3) financial literacy, (4) military, veterans’ and first responders’ interests, and (5) local youth programs. Grants will be awarded in $2,000 increments with applications reviewed weekly until all $200,000 is awarded or May 1, 2020, whichever comes first.While the uncertainty of the times we are in may cause many to be fearful, credit unions have done what they always do in crisis. They have rolled up their sleeves, looked around at the need and asked, “what can we do to help?” And then they put plans and programs in place to do just that. There’s no doubt that we will continue to see credit unions across the nation find unique and meaningful ways to help those in their communities who need it the most.last_img read more

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Boeing will need ‘several quarters’ to return 737 Max fleet to skies

first_imgBoeing suspended production of its best-selling aircraft in January, 10 months after regulators grounded the plane following two fatal crashes linked to a software issue. The company said last week it had discovered another software problem on the plane, but still aims to get the jet flying again by mid-2020, a deadline it previously said includes room for additional flaws.The time needed to return the Max fleet to service, before Boeing picks up the pace of production, will do little to ease pressure on Boeing’s suppliers.Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, a maker of fuselage, engine pylons and wing components which depends on the Max for half of its sales, has slashed its dividend to preserve cash and laid off 2,800 employees. Supplier United Technologies has said sales and profit will take a hit this year from the crisis that has engulfed the Max.One key element of returning the jet to service is training pilots on simulators. While countries like India have advised Boeing to set up simulators locally, Tinseth on Tuesday said existing equipment should cover all training requirements.“The training that will be linked to the Max is manageable with the simulators that are in the market,” Tinseth said. “If we look at the footprint today that we see in the market, we look at the retraining that is going to be needed to bring those planes back into the marketplace, we’re OK.”Topics : Boeing said it will take “several quarters” to return the global 737 Max fleet to the skies following a grounding that has left about 700 planes on the tarmac.“We are not going to over-stress the system,“ Randy Tinseth, Boeing’s vice president for marketing, said in an interview Tuesday at the Singapore Airshow.The Chicago-based manufacturer will first ensure the 400 planes with customers and the 300 more stored in factories are flying again before ramping up production, Tinseth said. “The process of doing this will take several quarters,” he said.last_img read more

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Israeli supreme court allows surrogacy for same-sex couples, single men

first_imgIsrael’s supreme court on Thursday authorised surrogacy for same-sex couples and single men wishing to have children.Only heterosexual married couples were able to access surrogacy in Israel until 2018, when a law was passed permitting it for single women or those unable to bear children — but not for same-sex couples or single men.”We have won! It’s an emotional day when Israel has finally taken a step towards the advanced countries in the world on rights for LGBT people,” Julien Bahloul, spokesperson for the Association of Israeli Gay Fathers, said in a statement. Bahloul launched an appeal against the law in 2018.”We are happy that the supreme court has made this courageous and just decision,” he added.The court said Thursday that parliament “has 12 months to put an end to the discrimination against same-sex couples and single men”.The decision comes just days before a general election in Israel, a country considered a trailblazer for gay rights but where same-sex relationships remain a taboo among religious conservatives.Parties allied with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in particular ultra-Orthodox groups, are vehemently opposed to allowing surrogacy for LGBT people and single men.Netanyahu’s main rival Benny Gantz, head of the centrist Blue and White party, said that only a government led by him could put forward a law in line with the supreme court decision.Topics :last_img read more

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People moves: Mercer appoints UK leader; Lærernes boss to retire [updated]

first_imgFrancesco Martorana, GeneraliGenerali – Francesco Martorana (right) has been appointed CEO of Generali Insurance Asset Management (GIAM), effective 1 April. He is currently GIAM’s head of investments, a role the company said he would keep for the time being.Martorana joined Generali in 2013 as head of group asset liability management and strategic asset allocation. He has previously worked in management positions for Allianz in Italy and Germany.He succeeds Santo Borsellino , who has led GIAM as CEO since 2013. Borsellino has become chairman of GIAM’s board and head of investments and asset management, corporate governance, implementation and institutional relations. BMO Global Asset Management – The $260bn (€231bn) investment house has hired Stewart Bennett as global head of alternatives, responsible for the group’s newly formed alternatives business that includes private equity, real estate and real estate securities.Bennett will join on 7 May from Ondra Partners , an independent investment bank, where he was head of its financial institutions group. He has also held a similar role for Dresdner Kleinwort.Notariaat – The €2.8bn Dutch pension fund for notaries and their staff has appointed Laetitia de Leede as a trustee, representing employees. She succeeds Toon Baakman , who was employer chair until January. His role was taken over by board member Adri Jansen. De Leede has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services.BNP Paribas – Geert Lippens has been named chief executive and country head for the Netherlands at BNP Paribas, responsible for all the company’s Dutch group entities. He succeeds Daniel Thielemans , who held the role since 2016. Lippens was previously head of leveraged platforms and energy.Buck – The UK consultancy has made four new hires to its team as it seeks to expand its offering. Peter Dean joins from technology provider Broadstone as a senior investment consultant for defined benefit and defined contribution clients. Jamie Patterson has also joined as a senior investment consultant and principal, having previously worked for PwC. He will have particular responsibilities for Buck’s work on fiduciary manager oversight.Jenny Richards joins from BBS as a senior consulting actuary. She has also worked on committees at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Association of Consulting Actuaries.Stuart Cameron has been appointed a senior benefit consultant. He was previously at XPS and will focus on provide benefits support to clients.Kirk Kapital – Bjarne Graven Larsen has been appointed as the new chairman of Kirk Kapital, the investment company for the Kirk Johansen families, who are descendants of Lego founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.Graven Larsen, who recently set up his own asset management firm Qblue, will replace Casper Kirk Johansen in the role. Kirk Johansen will become deputy chair. Oscar Mosgaard , senior industry expert at investment firm Triton, has also been appointed to the board, while Jens Jørgen Madsen and Leif Hasager have stepped down.Graven Larsen was CIO at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for two years, and was CIO at ATP between 1999 and 2010. Mosgaard, meanwhile, was managing partner at Danish investment firm FIH Partners until 2014.Aon – Marleen Lemmens is to start as chief transformation officer at Aon Netherlands. She has been tasked with improving efficiency in operational processes at Aon’s Dutch divisions, focusing on improving service provision through digitisation and innovation. Lemmens has more than 25 years of experience in operations, transformation and optimising processes in financial services.Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) – Joanne Darbyshire has been appointed as director of pension administration for the UK local authority pension collaboration. She has previously held several senior roles at Co-operative Group , and is currently a non-executive trustee and director at Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.LPP provides pension administration services to more than 590,000 members in 17 public sector pension schemes.Candriam – The €115bn asset manager has named Matthieu David as global head of financial institutions and partnerships. He will take on the role alongside his existing responsibilities as head of Candriam’s Italian branch.In the newly created role, David is responsible for global distribution for financial institutions, including banks and insurers. In Italy, he has helped Candriam’s assets under management grow by more than 200% to €7bn.David joined Candriam in 2015, and was previously head of external distribution in Italy for BNP Paribas Investment Partners. He has also worked at Fortis, Edmond de Rothschild and AXA.State Street Corporation – Francisco Aristeguieta is State Street’s new CEO for its international business, the financial services giant announced this week. Aristeguieta will join in July from Citigroup , where he was most recently CEO of its Asia business.He also led Citigroup’s Latin American business, and has worked as vice chairman of Banco de Chile. Aristeguieta will be responsible for State Street’s business activities outside the US, the company said, including strategy, client engagement, talent development, and growth opportunities.PTL – Dawn Harris has joined UK independent trustee company PTL as chief operating officer, a newly created role. She joins from Oury Clark , an accountancy and solicitors company, where she was director of finance.Richard Butcher, managing director at PTL, said Harris’ appointment reflected the company’s “extremely ambitious” growth plans. Jupiter/Columbia Threadneedle – European equities manager Mark Heslop has left Columbia Threadneedle Investments to join UK listed asset manager Jupiter . Subject to regulatory approval, Heslop will join in September. Jupiter plans to launch a European small cap equities fund, which Heslop will manage.At Columbia Threadneedle, Heslop ran a £2.7bn (€3.1bn) European small cap strategy as well as working on the company’s global small cap products.Columbia Threadneedle has promoted two investment staff in response to Heslop’s departure. Equity analyst Mine Tezgul is to become deputy manager of the Europe ex-UK Small Cap portfolios, supporting head of European equities Philip Dicken, while Scott Woods has been named manager of the Luxembourg-domiciled Threadneedle Global Smaller Companies fund. He was previously deputy portfolio manager.Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) – Founding CEO Simon Lewis will step down from his role at the end of his contract in October. He joined the European banking lobby group in 2010, and has overseen its growth to more than 80 people in three offices.During his period as CEO he led the association’s engagement with the European Commission on issues including the capital markets union, banking union, and the implementation of MiFID II, as well as AFME’s work on Brexit.The AFME board has begun its search for a successor “to ensure there will be time for a smooth handover”.Van Lanschot Kempen – The supervisory board (RvC) of Van Lanschot Kempen has nominated RvC chair Willy Duron for reappointment for a two-year period. It said it hadn’t been able to find a suitable new candidate during an 18-month search.Achmea – Achmea has appointed Roelof Joosten as a member of its supervisory board for a four-year term. He is to succeed Antoon Vermeer , who has completed his maximum term. Joosten was chief executive of dairy firm FrieslandCampina from June 2015 to January 2018, after joining the firm’s executive board in 2012.This article was updated on 29 April to amend Buck’s company name. Mercer – The consultancy giant has hired Sylvia Pozezanac (pictured) as its UK CEO. She joins next month, subject to regulatory approval, and will replace Fiona Dunsire , who is set to become Mercer’s global wealth leader.Pozezanac was previously senior managing director for Prudential Financial ’s client management unit, based in New York. Before her six-year spell with Prudential she had a 26-year career with Willis Towers Watson in a number of senior leadership roles in retirement and insurance. She also oversaw elements of the merger between Watson Wyatt and Towers Perrin in 2010. In her new role, Pozezanac will be responsible for integrating the Mercer and Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) teams, after Mercer’s parent Marsh & McLennan completed its purchase of JLT earlier this month.Martine Ferland, president and CEO of Mercer, said Pozezanac was “the ideal person to lead our business in the UK”. Ferland also thanked Dunsire for her work leading the UK business since 2013, highlighting her “tireless work to improve opportunities for women and minorities across the industry”.Lærernes Pension – Paul Brüniche-Olsen has set the date for his retirement from his role as chief executive of Lærernes Pension. He will step down on 1 October, the Danish pension fund fund announced, having headed up the fund for teachers since 1995, and for most of its 26-year history.center_img Mercer, Lærernes Pension, Generali, BMO, Notariaat, BNP Paribas, Buck, Kirk Kapital, Aon, LPP, Candriam, State Street, PTL, Jupiter, Columbia Threadneedle, AFME, Van Lanschot Kempen, Achmealast_img read more

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​Extinction Rebellion group claims responsibility for AP7 hoax

first_imgIPE forwarded the email to AP7, which is reporting the matter to Swedish police.In the UK, Extinction Rebellion activists disrupted a local authority pensions conference last year, also with the aim of bringing about fossil fuel divestment. A local group of environmental activists in Stockholm has claimed responsibility for a news hoax perpetrated on Monday against AP7, the buffer fund in Sweden’s first pillar premium pension system.IPE received an email late on Tuesday from Extinction Rebellion Stockholm, saying it had sent a press release posing as the Swedish national pension fund, in which it claimed AP7 was to divest ownership in all companies with fossil fuel operations.The group said it wanted to turn a spotlight on AP7’s investments in companies operating in the fossil fuel business, and push the buffer fund towards divestment.Tuesday’s email contained a Swedish mobile phone number identical to the contact number on the fraudulent message received on Monday, which IPE called and was able to verify that the two communications were from the same source.last_img read more

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