Carthy believes US wants to impose acceptance of GMO food into Europe as part…

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Carthy believes US wants to impose acceptance of GMO food into Europe as part of TTIP Pinterest GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Twitter Twitter By admin – April 28, 2015 As the TTIP talks continue in a bid to secure a new international trade deal, Midlands North West MEP Matt Carthy says it’s clear that trade is being prioritised over the welfare of citizens.He was speaking after Michael Froman, the Chief Negotiator from the US expressed disappointment at the European Commission’s proposals to allow member states opt out of the importation of GMO food and feed.Mr Carthy says Europe must resist any trade deal that interferes with the right to legislate in the best interests of citizens, but he has doubts about the commission’s resolve………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/mattcttip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Facebookcenter_img Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleMc Conalogue says Department of Education must prioritise three school campus plan for BuncranaNext articleLimited number of Donegal Tyrone tickets sold out in 45 minutes admin Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

People moves: Essex scheme seeks investment adviser

first_imgATP — Christine Schmitz has been appointed as the leader of the new administrative body set to manage the Denmark’s senior pension – the new early-retirement disability pension introduced in January this year. Seniorpension, as the new organisation is to be called, will be a subsidiary of statutory pensions giant ATP, and will begin operating in January 2021, when ATP takes over responsibility for running the state benefit scheme nationally.Since its initiation at the beginning of this year, the scheme has so far been managed by local authorities around the country. The senior pension reform stems from a cross-party agreement in May 2019 and in its current form, the benefit allows those with 20-25 years of full-time employment, who cannot work more than 15 hours a week, to receive a pension up to six years before normal retirement age.Schmitz, who has been appointed as a deputy director of ATP, joins from Deloitte, where she was a partner responsible for tasks for the state and municipalities, especially in the area of employment. ATP said she would start work in the new role on 15 August.The Pension SuperFund (PSF) – The PSF, one of the two commercial defined benefit consolidation vehicles actively operating in the UK, has announced the composition of its asset and liability management (ALM) committee, which provides strategic and operational recommendations to the PSF’s joint investment committee.Joining managing partners Edmund Truell and Luke Webster on the ALM committee are some high-profile names:Chris Hitchen – chair of the PSF and of the Border to Coast local authority pension pool, non-executive director of NEST and former CEO of Railpen;Kari Stadigh – former president and CEO of Nordic insurance group Sampo and vice chair at Nokia. The PSF has reportedly received equity backing from Sampo;Wolf Becke – former CEO of Hannover Life Re and board member of Hannover Re Group. Current board mandates include chair Aegon Blue Square Re N.V, vice chair of FWU AG and senior independent director of Vitality Life. He is also a member of the PSF’s ‘committments’ committee;William Maltby – former vice chair of investment banking at Deutsche Bank and currently chair of NB Private Equity and Ekins Guinness;Martin Gilbert – chair of Aberdeen Standard Investments, co-founder and formerly CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management. Former chair of the Practitioner Panel at the Prudential Regulatory Authority; andIan Edward – former investment banker and serial entrepreneur and private equity investor across a variety of sectors including financial services, food & leisure. Currently non-executive director of Pizza Pilgrims and co-founder of Hippo Inns. Essex Pension Fund, ATP, The Pensions SuperFund, Lothian Pension Fund, Falkirk Council Pension Fund, Fife Council Pension FundEssex Pension Fund – The scheme is seeking to appoint an independent investment adviser to advise its investment steering committee (ISC). It is intended that the appointment should be effective from November 2020. The appointment will be for an initial period of three years – with an option for the fund to extend it for a further period on the same terms and conditions.The fund is growing towards a value of £7.5bn (€8.2bn). Details of the strategic asset allocation and investment structure, including details of all current mandates, are set out in the scheme’s investment strategy statement (ISS). The draft ISS is currently out for stakeholder consultation and can be found here.Candidates wishing to express interest in this position should contact Samantha Andrews, the scheme’s investment manager by Friday 18 September 2020 at 5pm UK time via email. Lothian, Falkirk and Fife pension funds – The three Scottish local government pension scheme (LGPS) funds’ joint investment strategy panel (JISP) has appointed three independent advisers. Scott Jamieson has been reappointed and Kirstie MacGillivray and Stan Pearson will take up the position for the first time. The panel used to have two independent advisers – Jamieson and Gordon Bagott.The JISP comprises senior officers as well as the independent external investment advisers, who rotate after an initial term of three years. It advises the three pension fund administering authorities on implementation of their respective investment strategies, although these are agreed by the pensions committee of each pension fund and the assets of Lothian Pension Fund, Falkirk Council Pension Fund and Fife Council Pension Fund remain separate. Between them they have some £14bn (€15.3bn) in assets under management.Elaine Muir, head of finance for Fife Council and chair of the JISP, said: “We were impressed by the caliber of candidates we met during the selection process and in Kirstie, Stan and Scott we have an ideal blend of skills and experience to cover our needs for macro, equities and governance fields.”last_img read more

Dodgers’ offense comes to life but Pedro Baez serves up decisive home run in another loss

first_img Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson hangs on the fence as he watches a home run by Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto go into the stands during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 6-5. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Martin Prado #14 of the Miami Marlins singles in the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Brian Anderson #15 of the Miami Marlins hits an RBI single in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)Miami Marlins’ Martin Prado, center, is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a single by Brian Anderson during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler winds up during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Miami Marlins’ Elieser Hernandez delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Cody Bellinger #35 after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated teammates after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Justin Turner singles during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Marlins in Miami. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) tags out Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas (19) after Rojas tried to stretch a double into a triple during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. The Marlins won 6-5. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Miami Marlins’ Justin Bour heads for third base after hitting a home run that scored Starlin Castro during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 6-5. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles in the sixth inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig licks his bat between pitches during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 6-5. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers doubles in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rounds third base during the sixth inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Junichi Tazawa #25 of the Miami Marlins talks to catcher J.T. Realmuto #11 during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles in the sixth inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto swings for a home run during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. The Marlins won 6-5. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins hugs Cameron Maybin after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)MIAMI, FL – MAY 16: Yadiel Rivera #2 of the Miami Marlins throws towards first on a game ending double play against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park on May 16, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, rear, and relief pitcher Brad Ziegler (29) congratulate each other after the Marlins defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 in a baseball game Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts looks out of the dugout as he speaks to members of the media before the start of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter smiles as he chats with Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during batting practice before a baseball game Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. Bellinger’s father, Clay, was Jeter’s teammate with the Yankees in 1999-2002. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson hangs on the fence as he watches a home run by Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto go into the stands during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 6-5. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)NextShow Caption1 of 25Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson hangs on the fence as he watches a home run by Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto go into the stands during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 6-5. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)ExpandMIAMI — Whatever it is that ails the Dodgers, there is reason to believe the other symptoms might improve. But the Dodgers’ bullpen is the persistent cough that just won’t go away.Starving for clutch hitting, the Dodgers fairly gorged themselves during a four-run sixth inning that erased an early deficit. But Pedro Baez served up a solo home run to J.T. Realmuto in the bottom of the inning and the Miami Marlins handed the Dodgers another loss, 6-5, Wednesday night.The Dodgers have now lost a season-high six consecutive games, nine of their past 10 and 16 of their past 21. They have fallen into last place in the National League West (percentage points behind the San Diego Padres). Only one team in the NL has fewer wins this season – the Cincinnati Reds, who just swept the Dodgers in a four-game series over the weekend.“Tonight, the silver lining is we put some hits together,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But the bottom line is we lost another ballgame.” “Well, someone’s going to have to pitch,” Roberts said when asked to explain the choice.“We had (J.T.) Chargois down and you’re in the sixth inning so you’ve got four innings to cover. Pedro’s had three days off. He was rested. Whether it was (Josh) Fields who pitched in that spot or (Daniel) Hudson or Baez – one of those guys is going to have to pitch. All of those guys are going to have to pitch when you’re trying to cover four innings. In that situation, I loved who he was matching up against. It just, unfortunately, didn’t work out tonight.”Realmuto hammered a 1-and-2 changeup from Baez that did little but roll over and ask for it. Whatever momentum-swinging potential the four-run rally had, it was topped by that pitch as the decisive moment in the game.“You keep trying to put these guys in positions to have success,” Roberts said of his bullpen. “You’re mindful of their workload. You try to put them against hitters that you feel they have a great chance to be successful against and you expect them to go out there and put up a zero. I’m going to continue to do what we’ve done.” Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury center_img “I’d say probably not,” Roberts admitted reluctantly. “Not yet.”Wednesday night would have been a good time for it.The Marlins gave Buehler the roughest time of his five big-league starts. They pushed across a run in the first on a two-out RBI single by Brian Anderson then capitalized on an error by shortstop Chris Taylor for another run in the third.When Buehler gave up a two-run home run to Justin Bour in a three-run fifth inning, it was the first time Buehler had given up more than two runs in a start and the Marlins held what had passed for an insurmountable lead against the Dodgers lately.“Just a gigantic, really, really strong human,” Buehler said, marveling at Bour’s ability to take a pitch off the plate and muscle it out down the line in left field. “He’s a Major League Baseball player and a really good hitter.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.The Dodgers’ offense wore its usual cement shoes for five innings against Rule 5 pickup Elieser Hernandez, who was making his first major-league start. But Joc Pederson led off the sixth inning with a double off Marlins reliever Junichi Tazawa, moved to third on a fly out and actually scored from there on an RBI single by Yasmani Grandal – the Dodgers’ first hit with a runner in scoring position since Saturday.Three more hits followed in quick succession as if the dam had finally broken – a double by Cody Bellinger, an RBI single by Taylor and a game-tying two-run double by Max Muncy.With Buehler done after a career-high 97 pitches in five innings, Roberts sent Baez out for the sixth.Related Articles Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense The offense has been wanting during this freefall – particularly situational hitting. But the return of Justin Turner gives reason to expect improvement. The starting rotation can look forward to Clayton Kershaw’s eventual return and Walker Buehler’s bright, bright future to fortify it.But no one is painting Tony Cingrani’s return after a 10-day DL (anticipated Saturday) as the move that will set things right in a Dodgers’ bullpen that has Roberts playing Jenga on a nightly basis, wondering which piece will send the whole thing crashing down.Over the past 22 games, Dodgers relievers have surrendered 13 home runs and pitched to a 5.15 ERA with a 1.61 WHIP. Baez took the loss Wednesday, the sixth loss charged to a reliever during this stretch.“It’s one of those things right now – for quite some time, to be quite honest – we haven’t been synced up,” Roberts said.But has this bullpen ever been in sync with anything for more than a game or two here or there? Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching last_img read more