Edwin Velzel appointed new PGGM chief executive

first_imgWim de Weijer, acting chairman of the PGGM supervisory board, said that with Velzel “PGGM is gaining a highly experienced and ideal CEO, who has a clear vision of the major challenges facing the pension fund service provider”. Edwin Velzel is to become the new chief executive officer of Dutch pension fund manager PGGM, replacing Else Bos upon her departure next month, the Dutch pension fund manager announced today.Velzel was chairman of the PGGM supervisory board from 17 May to 13 September 2017, during which period he was asked by the other members of the board to put himself forward for the position of CEO. Following a “meticulous” recruitment procedure that involved an external agency and discussions with several other candidates, he emerged as the preferred candidate of every member of the supervisory board. Bos will leave PGGM on 1 November to become executive director and chair for prudential supervision at De Nederlandsche Bank in July 2018. Edwin Velzel, PGGM’s incoming CEOVelzel’s background is in strategic advice in healthcare management and the insurance industry. He has previously been CEO of insurer Univé and Univé VGZ IZA Trias (UVIT). He has been involved with complex issues in relation to technology and innovation in a variety of functions.He said: “PGGM is about outstanding pension management and is making preparations in anticipation of a fast-changing market. That calls for close collaboration with our customers and social partners, cost-efficiency, and ensuring that we are ready for the arrival of a new pension system in the areas of asset management, pensions management, policy advice, and IT systems.“This should all go hand-in-hand with the social involvement that forms an integral part of the PGGM identity.”PGGM runs €206bn in assets for Dutch pension funds including PFZW and the doctors’ scheme SPH.last_img read more

Tension as Man Utd ready to land Messi on free transfer

first_img The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is rumoured to be unsettled at the Nou Camp – and could leave on a free transfer at the end of the season. A reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City has been mooted, but the reigning Premier League champions don’t expect him to quit the Nou Camp.But according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Manchester United have entered the race for the 32-year-old superstar.Messi’s bust-up at Barcelona has come after a row with the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal.It is understood that the Argentine was frustrated with his former team-mate’s general criticism of the squad in Ernesto Valverde’s final weeks at the club.He took to social media to reply, writing: “Those in charge of sporting direction should also face up to their responsibilities and above all take charge of their own decisions.“When you talk about players you should give names, otherwise you are tainting everyone’s name and feeding rumours which are not true.”Barcelona chiefs decided to sack Valverde last month despite the team sitting top of the LaLiga table.And since successor Quique Setien has taken over, the Catalan giants have slipped to second behind Real Madrid.There are still 18 months left on Messi’s contract at the Nou Camp, which pays him a staggering £1million a week, but the deal involves a sensational clause that allows him to leave for nothing in the summer.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could sensationally link up with Messi next seasonRead Also: Barcelona star continues road to recovery on injured kneeThis, coupled with his public Barca bust-up, has alerted top clubs around Europe.As well as both Manchester clubs, Inter Milan, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are all eyeing the situation with interest.Despite Messi’s apparent unhappiness, he has still delivered in typical fashion this season – netting 19 goals and laying on a further 12 for his team-mates in 24 appearances.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United are reportedly one of a number of clubs interested in a shock move for Lionel Messi.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks TodayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow MovieBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Juve ready to pin down Ronaldo until 2024

first_img It is also believed that Juventus are targeting a new striker to partner Ronaldo up-front over the summer, with the likes of Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City thought to be on their radar. Ronaldo won the Serie A title and Italian Super Cup during his first season at Juventus, and the side were top of the table again before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. He recently posted on his Instagram to say: “The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention from all of us. “I speak to you today not as a football player, but as a son, father, a human being concerned with the latest developments that is affecting the whole world. Read Also:Coronavirus: Ronaldo teases fans from isolation hideout “It is important we all follow the advice of WHO (World Health Organization) and the governing bodies on how we handle this current situation. Protecting human life must come above any other interests. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ronaldo’s current contract runs until June 2022 but such has been his impact at Juve that chiefs at the Serie A giants are keen to tie him down for a further two years. Despite the fact Ronaldo is now 35, and arguably already past his peak years, his goalscoring ability has not slowed down, and he has netted a hugely impressive 21 goals in 22 games in Serie A this season. And according to Italian outlet TuttosportJuventus want him to stay for the foreseeable future. Ronaldo currently earns £500,000-a-week at Juve, and it is not clear whether he would be offered a pay-rise with any new deal or whether he is willing to commit to the club until what would effectively be the end of his career.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 6 Iconic Supercar Movies Loading… Juventus are reportedly preparing a new deal for Cristiano Ronaldo which would keep him at the club until beyond his 39th birthday.last_img read more

Another Plump Story

first_imgAccording to an article in the Indianapolis Star, all the pictures of Bobby Plump’s winning shot in 1954 were not really the winning shot.  It turns out to be a picture that was taken in quarter number 1.  Roger Schroeder saw the picture and told everyone that Bobby Engle was in the photo.  Engle only played the first 4 minutes of the game because of an injury.The real picture did not surface.  The picture that was presented to Plump at his 80th birthday party, was a Cincinnati Post photograph.  In the winning shot, everyone followed the ball going through the basket, and no one had a picture of Plump shooting it. Tom Kohlmeier’s donation helped pay for the picture that was painted by an artist from the Cincinnati Post photograph.  As far as anyone knows, no one has an actual picture of Plump’s shot!last_img read more

Moyes: Welbeck going extra mile

first_img Welbeck scored just once last season after having his appearances restricted by the arrival of Robin van Persie. The 23-year-old doubled that tally in the first game of the new campaign at Swansea before experiencing another lengthy drought, leading to some United fans to raise criticisms about his contribution. Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed Danny Welbeck is doing extra training in a bid to make more of an impact at Old Trafford. Press Associationcenter_img Moyes is certainly looking for more from Welbeck, and the Scot revealed it was his promptings that got his forward doing additional sessions. “We had a word with him about a month ago and said he needs to be the last off the training field,” said Moyes. “Wayne Rooney is out there practising his free-kicks, his finishing and shooting from tight angles every day. “Danny needs to be out there, even if it’s 15 minutes at the end. “The young boys here are educated to keep improving and practising. Sometimes, without knowing, you can slip away from it.” The extra work appeared to pay off on Sunday when Welbeck scored twice in the 3-0 win at Aston Villa. It was a perfectly timed contribution given Van Persie is facing four weeks on the sidelines with a thigh injury. “He stood up without Robin, took it on and scored two,” said Moyes. “We challenged him on Sunday and said he needs to stand up. He took the bait. I think he said ‘okay, I’ll show you’.” last_img read more

The Latest: UT to limit stadium capacity for football games

first_imgThe league said Monday the move is the result of the Pac-12’s decision to schedule league-only games this season and to delay mandatory athletic activities.The event, originally set for July 29-31 in Los Angeles, will be held at a later date to be decided.___The University of Louisville says it suspended men’s and women’s voluntary swimming activities for two weeks on Saturday after three members of the program tested positive for COVID-19.A university news release issued Monday did not specify whether those impacted are student-athletes or staffers. It says all three have been quarantined, with procedures and protocols being followed. Oklahoma re-opens its facilities to members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams on Monday.___The International Skating Union has canceled the Junior Figure Skating Grand Prix for the upcoming season.Citing increased travel and entry restrictions, the international governing body for the sport said Monday it could not sanction the series. The ISU also said the potential extensive sanitary and medical care measures, including possible quarantine, “would put an unsustainable burden on the organizers.”The ISU has not made a decision yet on the senior series that features the top skaters, including current world champion Nathan Chen and two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu. The Latest: UT to limit stadium capacity for football games July 20, 2020 ___The NHL says only two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the first five days of training camp last week.The league, in consultation with its players, is not revealing the identity of players who test positive, or their teams. The two players who tested positive are self-isolating per national and local health protocols.A total of 2,618 tests of more than 800 players from July 13-17 were done by the league. Training camps opened July 13, with 24 teams preparing to compete in an expanded playoff format in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, starting on Aug. 1.Teams are scheduled to travel to both hub cities on Sunday. Associated Press The teams, who play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and have separate training facilities in the state, released a joint statement Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order limiting outdoor public gatherings to 500 people.The Jets and Giants say the decision to not have fans – at least for now – was reached after discussions with Murphy, with the health and safety of fans, players and staff being considered.The teams also announced that “out of an abundance of caution,” fans will not be able to attend training camp practices this summer.In the statement, the NFL clubs said they will continue to work with Murphy’s office as the situation is reviewed and evaluated, but “until circumstances change, both the Jets and Giants will play our games without the benefit of fans in attendance.”Rutgers University, in Piscataway, announced that all of its athletic venues will operate with 500 or fewer in attendance and safety precautions will be in place for those fans who come to sporting events there. Georgia’s governing body for high school sports has pushed back the start of football season for two weeks, until the week of Sept. 4.The Georgia High School Association still plans for a full 10-game regular season and a full playoff schedule. Other fall sports will start on time. The delay was needed for several school districts, including Atlanta public schools, which have pushed back the start of the school year due to the coronavirus pandemic.The association’s board of trustees voted 8-4 against a proposal to keep the current sports calendar. The subsequent vote was unanimous to push back the football opening schedule by two weeks. The opening games had been planned for the week of Aug. 21.___The New York Jets and Giants announced they will not have fans at home games this season “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic.center_img The NHL reported it had 33 players test positive during the period after the league paused its season in March to the start of camps.___California’s governing body for high school sports said Monday that the 2020-21 seasons will begin no earlier than December.The California Interscholastic Federation said the normal fall, winter and spring sports seasons will be condensed into two seasons.The federation set time frames for most playoffs and championships. Football will complete its playoffs and championships by mid-April. Actual regular season and playoff schedules will be set separately. Decisions by state and local health authorities will determine whether games are actually played .California is currently seeing soaring rates of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued strict guidelines that will require most of California’s 6.7 million K-12 students to at least start the coming school year with online classes.___The Pac-12 has postponed its football media days. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___The University of Texas says it anticipates hosting football games this season at 50% capacity in the stands. Potential international junior events could be held if “the pandemic developments and situation change and allow for the safe organization” of them. The ISU said it would provide financial assistance for such events, with preference given to venues that were a part of the canceled series.The ISU Council will meet online on Aug. 3 to further evaluate events for the 2020-21 season.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Athletic Director Chris Del Conte emailed season ticket holders Monday telling them the school is working closely with Gov. Greg Abbott’s office and is following state guidelines on social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.Texas said it’s still preparing for the season to start Sept. 5 at home against South Florida. The Big 12 has not yet said if it will duplicate moves by the Big Ten and Pac-12 to play only conference games. South Florida plays in the American Athletic Conference.Texas’ Royal-Memorial Stadium holds about 100,000, although that figure was going to be reduced slightly this season because part of the stadium is undergoing renovation.Even with limited capacity, the school said it expects to offer all season ticket holders a chance to get tickets.___ Fifteen athletes returned to campus late last month under a phased training approach.___One University of Oklahoma women’s basketball player has tested positive for COVID-19, and a second player has been deemed a close contact.Oklahoma made the announcement in a news release on Monday. Both players are in quarantine off campus.The result comes from 100 tests performed Friday on Oklahoma athletes and staff members. The women’s basketball player was the only person with a positive test in a group that included 14 men’s basketball players and 15 women’s basketball players.last_img read more

Panelists discuss ethics, accuracy of sports media

first_imgAt an event hosted by the Institute of Sports, Media & Society on Thursday night, students, faculty and six panelists discussed the media’s role in reporting sports accurately and what can be done to provide a stronger moral compass within journalism.Good sport · Pat O’Brien, host of Fox Sports Radio, encouraged students to research and report thoroughly at the panel on Thursday. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan Panelists included Scott Boras, considered Major League Baseball’s “super agent,” whose clients include New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, Washington Nationals rookie phenomenon Stephen Strasburg and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth.While on the panel, Boras said journalists working on deadline rush too much, and the time factor contributes to poor work.“The cake is never cooked; we’re getting pudding,” Boras said.Tara Lipinski, the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympics who won the gold medal in figure skating at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, was also on the panel.“I grew up in sports. To me it’s the most important thing in the world, and to be able to have kids going to school have this opportunity, I think it’s really great,” she said.Lipinski gave an athlete’s point of view, saying her only option to avoid media scrutiny was to be cautious in all aspects of her life.Lucia Florindez, a graduate student studying communication management who attended the event, said she thinks ethics is a critical parts of the sports industry.“It’s interesting how ethics can play into a sport narrative because I think sports largely are narrative stories and every athlete has a story to tell,” Florindez said.Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism Dean Ernest Wilson spoke to a smaller group before the event at the University Club about his plans for the institute.“I’ve never seen an initiative take off vertically before,” Wilson said.He predicted that in three years, USC and Annenberg will have the most robust sports media and society program of any university in the world.Moderator Pat O’Brien, an entertainment and sports broadcaster, criticized the media and encouraged students to do research and report accurately.“How do you wade through the crap out there when 90 percent of it is wrong?” he said.During the feedback portion of the event, attendees asked about the future of the journalism industry, which many said was negative and clouded in gossip.Among the suggestions, panelists told prospective journalists to be patient while reporting, to inform themselves about the subject and to distinguish morality from popularity.Sports, Media and Society is now a minor at Annenberg. The institute plans to add more speaker series’ and a summer institute for athletes transitioning from professional careers to life beyond the field or court.last_img read more

Q&A with Greg Logan of Newsday

first_imgSyracuse stuck with No. 2 Southern California for three quarters, but quarterback Matt Barkley finished with six touchdowns as SU allowed 42 points for the second straight week. The Orange will take on Football Championship Subdivision opponent Stony Brook in the Carrier Dome at 4 p.m. Saturday.The SU defense will be tasked with stopping the No. 1 offense in the FCS, powered by running backs Miguel Maysonet and Iowa transfer Marcus Coker. Stony Brook defeated Central Connecticut 49-17 in its opener and routed Division-II Pace 77-7 last week. The Daily Orange spoke with Greg Logan, who covers Stony Brook for Newsday, to look at this weekend’s matchup.The Daily Orange: Looking at Stony Brook and scoring 77 points last week with their rushing attack, what kind of challenge can Syracuse expect on Saturday?Greg Logan: They definitely can expect to see one of the best running attacks from the Football Championship Subdivision, the FCS level. In fact, last year they led the nation in rushing at that level and had the only pair of 1,000-yard rushers in the country at any level on one team. It’s just the nature of the attack that they have a very prolific running game. It’s an interesting setup where it’s like an option attack, but the quarterback doesn’t run very much. There are no real quarterback keepers, but they’re handing it off all the time, and yet because they emphasize the run to such an extent then they are also capable of using play-action passes to go deep downfield.The D.O.: How important is Kyle Essington, and how has he played so far? You mentioned him being the all-conference preseason quarterback — what’s he bring to the offense, even though it is so heavily based on the running?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGL: He’s really played well. He’s an efficient type of quarterback. He has a good arm, he can get it downfield. He makes good decisions and he’s tall and rangy in the pocket, so he can see over the line. He’s not the type of guy that’s necessarily going to carry you, but he can make the big play when it’s there.The D.O.: Syracuse’s passing offense has been pretty impressive in its first two games. How does Stony Brook match up defensively?GL: Well, I think that’s the big question. The Stony Brook defense, they’re not used to playing the caliber of athlete that Syracuse has at wide receiver. And the fact that Marcus Sales is back — I remember him from the Pinstripe Bowl, and he had three touchdowns there against K-State — he obviously makes a tremendous difference for the passing attack. Just having him as an extra, big target. Alec Lemon, I know he’s been hurt and he was kind of in more of a limited role last week against USC, but then I’m very impressed with Jarrod West and how big he is. And the fact that you’ve got three very talented and a couple of them really tall — West and Sales are very tall receivers — those are going to pose matchup problems for Stony Brook. And in their big games in the past couple of years, when they had problems, it usually was in the secondary giving up big pass plays.The D.O.: Stony Brook’s coming off its first postseason appearance last year and is ranked 16th in the FCS. With the fast start they’re on, what are their expectations in their conference and in the FCS for this season?GL: Well, they won the preseason media poll as the Big South favorite and most everybody expects that it will come down to a battle between them and Liberty, as it has each of the past three years.Liberty is a very good team. They lost to Wake Forest at Wake Forest in the opening week by three points, 20-17, so that gives you an idea that they’re not playing — at least at the top level of the conference — they’re playing decent teams. And so Stony Brook, after playing so tough against (then-No. 1) Sam Houston State (in the FCS playoffs) last year, they’re all talking in terms of trying to win the national championship this year. That’s clearly the goal, and even the coach has said they’re trying to do bigger and better things this year. Comments Published on September 13, 2012 at 1:55 am Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Related Stories Q&A with Josh Walfish of The Daily NorthwesternQ&A with Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Timescenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

At The Races set to launch stride data from ARC racecourses

first_imgShare ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Submit Stride data, comprising metrics around Stride Length and Frequency, from Arena Racing Company (ARC) racecourses is now available on At The Races‘ website, in a development that has been dubbed “ground breaking.”This marks the first time that stride information has been published on this scale, with it stated that data is being collected for every runner, by every furlong in all races run on ARC all-weather tracks.Those tracks encompass Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Southwell and Wolverhampton, in addition to the flat at Doncaster and Royal Windsor when their seasons commence later in 2018.This work for the latest development that utilised Total Performance Data (TPD) technology, which has worked with ARC and ATR to enable horseman and race fans to gain deeper insight into performances.Data can be transmitted every second, via a sensor located in the saddle cloth, which is then averaged over the course of a furlong by ATR. Matthew Taylor, At The Races’ Director of New Media and Innovation, said: “This is another exciting step forward giving fans of the sport new information they have never received before.“We look forward to seeing how this can further enhance the analysis and understanding of how races are won and lost.  In partnership with TPD and ARC we will continue to bring innovative new ways to understand horseracing which can appeal to existing and new fans of the sport.”Will Duff Gordon, CEO at Total Performance Data, added: “Our aim at TPD is to use data to bring horseracing firmly into the modern era. Other sports have worked to provide fans with detailed content and data on all aspects of the action, and the wealth of information available in horseracing means our sport can do exactly the same, if not more.“As well as this development, we are working to expand sectional timing and stride data to all ARC racecourses during 2018, and introduce sectional timing to jump racing for the first time.”It has also been detailed that ARC’s Silk Series has been shortlisted at the BT Sports Industry Awards 2018, under the Diversity and Inclusion category.The series, held at nine Ladies Day fixtures and exclusively for female jockeys, was introduced across nine ARC racecourses during the summer of last year, and saw 36 competitors fight it out for prize money worth £100,000, in addition to helping raise £46,000 for Cancer Research UK in the process.During the course of the series jockeys accrue points, with Megan Nicholls winning The Tufnell Trophy for top jockey following the Final at Doncaster Racecourse in September. Share StumbleUpon Kiron goes live with Unibet May 7, 2020 Ian Hogg joins RPM Gaming as Chairman May 5, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Tom Strand rues poor defending for the defeat to Sundowns

first_imgMedeama SC coach Tom Strand admits it was painful to see his side lose concentration in the dying moments of his side’s first leg CAF Confederation Cup game with Sundowns in South Africa on Saturday.Medeama were leading 1-0 up to the 80th minute but the Brazillians scored 3 goals under 10 minutes to finish off the game with a 3-1 victory.Many expected the Tarkwa based side to hold onto that 1-0 lead but mistakes on the part of goalkeeper Muntari Tagoe and the defenders caused them This Tom Strand says it is hurting but hopes to make amends in the second leg which will be played at the Essipong stadium on May 18.“It was very painful to see my team go through what happened in the last minute of the game, I thought we could have hold on but poor defending caused us,” he said“Unfortunately we got tired and we were out of position but I hope in all these we are able to change things in the home game. “That is the only chance we have now, we must ensure we get a good result at home, one that will ensure our passage to the next stage of the competition.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more