The Rundown – October 2013

first_imgBE AWAREOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is still much to be done in the battle against this terrible disease. Awareness is key. So use this month as that added little nudge to educate yourself and your loved ones, if you haven’t already, about the value of early detection and treatment, and support those Long Islanders whose lives have been forever altered. Participate in awareness-related walks and other activities that are taking place throughout the month, or visit your local breast cancer nonprofit and volunteer to help.GOOGLE “FIREMAN SAVES KITTEN”Warning: Grab a few tissues. It’s two minutes of the most heart-wrenching high-def first-person video you’ll ever see. This poor kitten. This poor, little baby kitten. God bless all firemen.CELEBRATE OKTOBERFESTEnjoy the best Germany has to offer right in Eisenhower Park! There’s live music! German food! German beer! And it’s free! Ya vol! 12-5 p.m. October 5 & 6WATCH METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVERThe four horsemen of heavy metal’s new concert film is a nonstop barrage of high-octane music, animation and 3D graphics that strikes with the electricity of lightning and the impact of a freight train. It’s breaking box office records and you should catch it before it’s out of IMAX. Wow.MARVEL AT MAXNassau County Museum of Art will be exhibiting many never-before-seen drawings from famed pop artist Peter Max, beginning October 26 and running through February 23. You’re not going to want to miss this, trust us.LISTEN TO UNVARNISHEDJoan Jett, the Godmother of Punk hailing from Long Beach, released last month’s Unvarnished, her 14th studio effort and first new album in seven years while staying true to her simultaneously polished-yet-gritty sound. She calls it her most introspective album to date, although that may be hard to believe while we’re still rocking out to 1988’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”FEAST ON SOME TIKKAIndian and Pakistani cuisine offer some of the most absolutely mouth-watering dishes (literally, those spices can be hot!) that are both delicious and nutritious. Plus, you’ll probably learn a new word or two when ordering. Try the Press newsroom favorite “Chicken Tikka” and some “Naan,” and go to BestOf.LongIslandPress.com to check out some of the Island’s hands-down best purveyors. You’re welcome.DOWNLOAD LENNON APPMusic lovers will be able to recreate the 1980 near-deadly boat trip the Beatle took to Bermuda where he created much of that year’s Double Fantasy album. Due out Nov. 6, “John Jennon: The Bermuda Tapes” will also enable users to retrace the musician’s path across the island and listen to demos. For more on the historic trek, check out this month’s Rear View, “Imagine: John Lennon on Long Island”!LOOK OUT FOR NEW IPAD?Just as we got over Apple fanboys (and girls) rushing to stores last month to fetch the latest iPhone, Apple apparently is ready to send the tech world into a frenzy once again. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a possible unveiling of the next generation iPad, which, according to rumors, will be slimmed-down, with an improved camera. Grab your tent.HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgNational Employment Savings Trust, Candriam Investors Group, Hermes Investment Management, Ortec Finance, Mirae Asset Global Investments, Legal & General Investment Management, Ambienta SGR, Indexx Markets, Barnett Waddingham, Aberdeen Asset ManagementNational Employment Savings Trust (NEST) – Chief executive Tim Jones is to stand down at the end of the year after eight years in charge of the auto-enrolment vehicle. Jones was appointed in October 2007 as head of the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority (PADA), the government body charged with delivering NEST – an auto-enrolment master trust. PADA was renamed NEST in the build-up to auto-enrolment. The organisation said it was commencing its recruitment drive for a successor immediately and hoped to have someone in place by the time Jones steps down.Candriam Investors Group – Matthieu David has been appointed head of Italy, responsible for consolidating the asset manager’s presence in the pension fund and institutional mandates sector. He joins from BNP Paribas Investment Partners, where he was the director of external distribution in Italy. Before then, he held the position of senior client relationship manager at Fortis Investments Management Italia and, prior to that, spent more than 10 years with AXA Group in Italy.Hermes Investment Management – Eoin Murray has been appointed head of Hermes Investment Office, responsible for issuing the ‘kitemark’ given to all new investment strategies. He joins from GSA Capital Partners and previously served as CIO at Old Mutual. He has also held senior positions at Callanish Capital Partners LLP and Northern Trust Global Investments. Ortec Finance – Twan Possen has started at Ortec Finance as a senior consultant on pensions and insurance risk management. Previously, he worked at Aegon Asset Management as a senior consultant for investment solutions for three years, after working for a similar period at Ortec Finance as asset-liability specialist for insurers.Mirae Asset Global Investments – Sander van Ouwerkerk has been appointed head of Benelux and Nordic sales. Based in London, he will target a range of institutional, wealth management, fund of fund and private bank clients. Van Ouwerkerk joined Acadian Asset Management in 2011 as vice-president and director of business development. Before then, he worked at Dimensional Fund Advisers, where he was an institutional client manager.Legal & General Investment Management – Omar Saeed has been appointed senior portfolio manager within the global fixed income team. He joins from Zurich-based Swisscanto Asset Management, where he managed high-yield funds and absolute return portfolios. Before then, he held positions at Western Asset Management, F&C Asset Management, Standard & Poor’s and Habib Bank.Ambienta SGR – Nico Helling has been appointed a partner in Germany. He joins from Vorndran Mannheims Capital Advisors, a European mid-market fund, where he was a partner. Before then, he spent 10 years at Montagu Private Equity, where he was responsible for the investment business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as Poland and Eastern Europe.Indexx Markets – The managed indices provider has appointed Steve Thomas and Simon Brickles as non-executive directors. They join the board with immediate effect. Thomas is professor of finance at Cass Business School, while Brickles was head of AIM at the London Stock Exchange from 1994 until 2003.Barnett Waddingham – Pete Smith has been appointed to the investment consulting team as the company expands in Scotland. Based in Glasgow, he joins from Aon Hewitt’s investment consulting business.Aberdeen Asset Management – Mike Brooks has been appointed co-head of Diversified Growth along with Mike Turner. Brooks joins from Baillie Gifford, where he was the co-founder and an investment manager on the Baillie Gifford Diversified Growth Fund.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Shane Watson confrontation with Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma lights Kotla up

first_img New Delhi: Fireworks erupted at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday in the clash between Delhi Capitals and the Chennai Super Kings with Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada having a go at former Australia opener Shane Watson. Delhi Capitals were restricted to 147/6 and in response, Chennai Super Kings lost Ambati Rayudu cheaply for 5 when he top-edged the pull shot from Ishant to be caught at cover. In the same over, Watson was troubled by Ishant’s extra pace and although he managed to hit a boundary, he had to hustle to take a quick single on the third ball. On the final ball, Watson took a single and retained strike for the fourth over bowled by Rabada.However, as soon as Watson defended a full ball from Rabada, there was a heated exchange between Watson and Ishant. The Indian fast bowler charged at Watson and was having an animated discussion with him but the batsman just brushed it off with a smile. Rabada responded with a couple of pacy short ball and yorkers but Watson blasted a four and a six to fine leg.  highlights When Watson top-edged the six, Rabada was seen having a go at Watson and he got into a verbal duel with the Australian. When the action resumed in the sixth over, Rabada conceded a single and this time, the confrontation was even more intense. Watson was seen shouting at Rabada and the bowler did not back down. It required the intervention of Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer to separate the duo. After play was interrupted for two minutes, there was a sense of tension at the Kotla. Watson was nearing a fifty when he pulled legspinner Amit Mishra for two sixes but he was stumped for 44 thanks to some wonderful work from Rishabh Pant. Chennai Super Kings stayed in the hunt for their second win in the IPL 2019 after winning the opening encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chepauk. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals started their IPL 2019 campaign on a high by beating Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium thanks to Rishabh Pant’s special knock of 78 from 27 balls.  Shane Watson fell for a duck in the first game of IPL 2019.Chennai Super Kings won their first game in IPL 2019.Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians for the third consecutive time. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

MBB : Triche scores 15 in 2nd half to lead SU to win over Red Storm

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 9, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img NEW YORK — Brandon Triche didn’t mind being somewhat of an afterthought. The play of teammate Fab Melo was the story of the game. Rick Jackson, Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine were playing in their first game after receiving Big East accolades earlier this week.But in Syracuse’s 79-73 win over St. John’s in the Big East tournament quarterfinals Thursday, Triche answered the bell down the stretch when Syracuse needed it most. Take it from Joseph.‘When Brandon shoots the ball like that, our offense is that much better,’ the junior forward Joseph said. ‘He got us going in the second half and everybody really caught on.’Triche didn’t appear to have that second-half flair Joseph talked about during the first half Thursday. But after shooting just 1-for-7 from the field before the intermission, something clicked for the sophomore guard. He began the half by connecting on his first three shots — two of which were 3-pointers — and finished with a game- and season-high 22 points.If that wasn’t enough, he iced four free throws in the final 18 seconds to secure Syracuse’s close victory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Once I knew that the team needed me to be aggressive and score points, I went into attack mode,’ Triche said. ‘I knew if I could keep being aggressive it would help the team win.’Apparently unfazed by his first-half performance, Triche stepped onto the court in the second half and, without hesitation, began firing away at will. He nailed his first 3 of the half on SU’s first possession, just nine seconds into the second half. A few minutes later, he drilled back-to-back jumpers, leading the Orange on a 20-8 run during a six-minute stretch.Jardine wasn’t surprised. He’s seen Triche go off at opportune times this season. Twenty-one points at Louisville. Twenty against West Virginia. Seventeen against Rutgers. Now, Triche provided 22 against St. John’s to help the Orange advance to the Big East semifinals.He finished a modest 5-for-13 from the field, but he found ways to score or make a pass which led to important points down the stretch. He compiled four second-half assists while turning the ball over just once.‘Brandon has stepped up his shooting and given us somebody to go to that we didn’t have, I don’t think, early in the season,’ Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said.St. John’s didn’t go away quietly. But each time they made a run, Syracuse seemed to find an answer. When it did, Triche was usually a part of it. His 15 second-half points were more than any other member of the Orange had for the entire game.And with Syracuse trying to put the Red Storm away in the waning moments, Triche secured the win. With his final free throw, Triche set the program record for consecutive made with 37.‘Last year, I shot like 60 percent at the free-throw line,’ Triche said. ‘So it means a lot to me that I can be that guy who the team looks to when it comes to closing teams out.’With Syracuse’s win streak now at six games and the Orange playing as well as it has all season, games like this from Triche may be viewed as a luxury. They made be overlooked, too, if SU’s more recognizable names are playing well.But in the midst of an impressive streak, Triche is quickly becoming SU’s closer. And that was perhaps never more evident than Thursday afternoon.‘I just wanted to stay aggressive,’ Triche said. ‘People have to pay attention to me, and I knew that hitting some open shots would help the team out a lot.’[email protected]last_img read more