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Install Lock 7 gates to alleviate flooding

first_imgIs Lock 7 dam the cause of Stockade flooding?I attended part of the March 23 Watershed Symposium at Union College and learned that the Lock 7 dam in Niskayuna lacks release-gates and thus causes most of the flooding we experience in the historic Stockade. The canal dams upstream are liftable, either partially or fully, giving them the ability to release excess water and also reduce the threat of ice-jamming. It is this “pooling of water” at Lock 7 that causes most of our flooding. Can New York state own this engineering mistake and move toward correcting it?Susan DuFourSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

AXA Asset Management rebrands itself as Architas Indonesia

first_imgHe went on to say that the name change would not affect the company’s existing products and services for consumers.Architas, which is part of Paris-based AXA Group, manages more than 35 billion euros (US$39.43 billion) in investment funds, with Europe, especially Britain, being its largest market.“Indonesia is one of Architas’ priority markets in Asia. We hope to provide more products and a greater variety of services for our consumers,” said Architas CEO Matthieu Andre.Architas Indonesia managed Rp 3.44 trillion ($243.71 million) in funds and Rp 1.1 trillion worth of assets under advisory as of April. It offers a multimanager portfolio, such as its latest investment fund product ‘Maestrolink Equity Plus’ and mutual funds products like AXA MaestroObligasi Plus and MaestroDollar.Edhi expressed optimism that mutual funds were still a promising long-term investment option, on the assumption that market conditions and investment instruments gradually improve after the pandemic subsides. (eyc)Topics : Investment management company PT AXA Asset Management Indonesia has changed its name to PT Architas Asset Management Indonesia in an effort to integrate AXA’s investment management and consultation services.Architas Indonesia president director Edhi Widjojo said on Monday that the change in its identity would accelerate the company’s market expansion and the creation of new products.“We want this opportunity to allow us to develop and grow better as an investment manager business in Indonesia,” he said in a press statement.last_img read more

Bradesco AM offers Latin American smart beta, appoints new CEO [updated]

first_imgBrazil’s Bradesco Asset Management (BRAM) has co-operated with FTSE Group in the UK to launch a Latin American equities fund that will track a newly developed equity index consisting of low-volatility, high-quality names from across the region.The move comes as BRAM appointed a replacement for its high-profile chief executive, Joaquim Levy, who became finance minister in the new administration of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff at the end of November.The asset manager confirmed Reinaldo Le Grazie as its new chief, after his promotion from head of fixed income and hedge funds at the company.The systematic, rules-based index, designed by FTSE with input from BRAM, will be the benchmark for a new Luxembourg SICAV called Bradesco Global Funds – FTSE Latin America Quality Value Equity. It is weighted by low volatility, quality and relative valuation factors, each contributing equally, rather than by market capitalisation.The universe for the index and fund will include almost 150 companies in Brazil (58% of the index), Chile (10%), Colombia (6%), Mexico (25%) and Peru (1%), as defined by FTSE’s market capitalisation indices for these five countries.The valuation factor is based on a mix of price-to-equity, price-to-book and price-to-sales ratios, as well as cash flow and dividend yields.Quality is determined by measuring factors such as profitability (in the form of return-on-equity), leverage (debt-to-assets) and operational efficiency (by measuring revenues against turnover of assets). Axel Simonsen, who joined BRAM this year to head its new Systematic Products division, said: “The combination enables investors to tilt towards quality companies at reasonable valuations.“The low-volatility factor helps investors to avoid some of the over-glamorous stocks in the universe.”As it launches, the smart-beta index is tilted towards financials and utilities and away from consumer stocks.This fund is BRAM’s seventh UCITS fund.The company aims to grow its Systematic products division during 2015 and is currently considering the possibility of bringing to market a similar alternative beta fund for institutional Brazilian investors.Luiz Osorio, BRAM’s head of international business development, said: “European investors are already familiarised with smart-beta methodologies.“Local investors are starting to look into it but are not yet investing, and we have to see how these products work with local regulation.”Le Grazie joined BRAM in 2011 as fixed income director after nearly three decades in financial services in Brazil.Levy departs after joining BRAM as chief strategy officer in 2010 and became chief executive in 2012, after a career that took him from the IMF, through the Brazilian Ministry of Finance and the National Treasury, to the State of Rio de Janeiro.Banco Bradesco established its asset management arm more than 40 years ago, before separating the business in 2001.BRAM manages in excess of $150bn (€91bn), mostly in Brazilian and Latin American assets, for international investors and more than 100 public and private pension funds in Brazil.last_img read more

New charges for former auditor

first_imgBrookville, In. — Former Franklin County auditor Stephen Brack is facing new theft charges. Brack has been charged with two counts of felony theft in connection with his former post with the Whitcomb United Methodist Church.Court documents allege Brack misappropriated $5,042 from the church bank account. Detectives from the Indiana State Police say they found a total of 14 checks written by Brack between 2011 and 2015.Brack is still fighting felony theft charges for allegedly taking money from the Brookville Kiwanis Club. State police say they found a check for $1,500 that Brack had written from the church account to the club to cover funds missing from the club account. The case is set to go to trial in November of this year.Brack resigned as Franklin County auditor in December 2016.last_img read more

Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber offers ‘Lead 2019’

first_imgGreensburg, In. — For the first time since 2008, the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce is offering a Leadership development program, Lead 2.019.This “next version” of the local leadership development promises to ignite valuable opportunities with more than simple classroom learning, a fact recognized in the LEAD acronym:LearnExperienceApplyDemonstrateThe program is built on interaction and experiential learning that will prepare class members for outcomes with immediate and long-lasting impact. By tailoring the program to the community and class we have ensured the participants find it to be centered in each of the following:Learner OutcomesKnowledge Base ExpansionAssessment and Evaluation ReviewCommunity Impact Participation in this valuable program, comprising over 40 hours of instructional time, promises to improve networks through its team-oriented and project-based approach which will advance interaction with the community and its leadership. The sessions are certain to provide a return on investment that will last for many years.Lead 2.019 Benefits for Attendees:Transferable, leadership and project management skillsPersonal GrowthIncreased self awarenessComprehensive understanding of community needs and opportunitiesEnhanced ability to navigate community structureIncreased interaction and networking with community leadersEmerging skills and relationshipslast_img read more

Martinez eager to sort out future

first_img The Spaniard has been heavily linked with the vacancy at Everton and the Latics’ relegation on Tuesday only heightened speculation that Martinez’s four years in the DW Stadium hotseat may be up. The Wigan manager said: “One thing that we’re going to do very quickly is understand where we are next season and what we have to do internally.” Roberto Martinez has promised he will make a quick decision about his future at Wigan. Press Associationcenter_img With the high of Wigan’s surprise FA Cup triumph last Saturday followed only three days later by the low of defeat by Arsenal to seal their fate, Martinez insists he has not yet thought about where his future lies. He will meet with chairman Dave Whelan on Monday and Martinez, a former Latics player, knows it is important the man in charge next season has as much time as possible to prepare for life in the npower Championship. He said: “I know it can sound a bit stupid but I’ve never, ever thought about my situation yet. It’s important you get through those feelings. We had the opportunity to do that with the players over the last two days and now we’re just focusing on Sunday. “We really want to enjoy our time, as a football club it’s a big day. After that we’ll have enough time to look at individuals and see how we feel. It’s going to be very straightforward and, whatever it is, it’s going to be good for Wigan. “Whoever is the manager at the football club will be ready and already thinking about the next campaign and make sure we’re ready to start in the Championship and not starting the campaign still feeling hurt. “This football club has got incredible, solid foundations and whoever is going to be the manager is going to have a very successful time. “I know I’m not going to be here until I’m 100, there will be one day I can’t be the manager. That’s something that’s normal but I’ve always said I’m honoured and privileged to be the manager and I’ll enjoy it until that’s the end of it.” last_img read more

Europa League: Aubameyang Likely to Start Against Napoli

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in line to start for Arsenal against Napoli in their Europa League quarter-final first leg this evening.Illness had restricted the forward to substitute appearances in Arsenal’s past two Premier League matches.Aubameyang, 29, is Arsenal’s leading scorer with 22 goals in all competitions this season. “He’s getting better and can start,” said Arsenal manager Unai Emery.“He had a small problem and he has taken antibiotics for his illness,” added Emery. “That’s the main reason he didn’t start those two matches.”Emery also revealed Wednesday that he will wait until match day to assess the fitness of Laurent Koscielny who has been recovering from a foot injury, and Granit Xhaka, who is getting over a groin problem.Both the Gunners captain Koscielny and midfielder Xhaka trained on Wednesday, but have not played for the club since the international break in March.“We know we need to win,” said Emery. “Our first target is to win, but also we don’t want to concede chances for them to score.”Forwards Lorenzo Insigne and Simone Verdi have been included in Napoli’s squad following recent injury absences.Insigne played the final quarter of Napoli’s 1-1 draw with Genoa last Sunday, having missed the previous three games with a thigh injury.The 27-year-old Italy international has scored 13 goals this season, while Verdi, 26, has scored four times but sat out the meeting with Genoa.EUROPA Q’FINALSFixtures (8:00pm)Arsenal v NapoliBenfica v E’ FrankfurtS’Prague v ChelseaVillarreal v ValenciaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Enyimba is LMC’s Team of the Decade

first_img8Rivers United131553046123108151951.48855 6Sunshine Stars34615072124418353655221.508671 15FC Ifeanyiubah169683764163165-22411.426036 17Wikki Tourists2691124511228228023811.416357 13Akwa United2811136210629128294011.427046 14Nasarawa United2441024210026525873481.42623 to Ayomide 18Sharks21584498222222023011.4 3Kano Pillars345161721124283111175551.608696 4Dakkada FC114521183171.545455 5Enugu Rangers34314779117388319695201.516035 2Giwa FC763421218875131231.618421 1Enyimba344158841023762491275581.622093 The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) had a series of defining moments and landmark achievements in the last decade. Enyimba were the first winners of NPFL title at the start of the decade, lifting the title for the 6th time, and the People’s Elephant are interestingly the last team to win the trophy during the period, claiming the league title for a record-extending 8th time in June 2019.Between the referenced successful campaigns of Enyimba, Enugu Rangers memorably lifted the title in 2016, Kano Pillars won the NPFL in three consecutive seasons, the record of most goals scored by a player in a season was broken twice, and an amazing Sikiru Olatunbosun goal was recognised globally.However, the NPFL featured a total of 45 teams from January 2010 to December 2019, and there have been questions over the outlook of the teams. Perhaps for the sake of clarification or bragging right, the call for stats on the best team of the decade became increasing in the last few days of 2019. While some teams featured in a relatively high number of matches, some only managed a paltry taste of elite division within the period.center_img 11Dolphins215894680230205253131.455814 10:32 PM (19 minutes ago) thisday lagos 12MFM FC12954255013213021871.449612 10Plateau United169694258188153352491.473373 9Lobi Stars34414673125352333195111.485465 …Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram TEAMSPLWDLGFGAGDPTSPTS/G Nevertheless, we have derived a fair approach to aggregate (point-per-game) the performance of each participating team in the NPFL during the decade and here is what we deduced. 7Warri Wolves2621116190299239603941.503817 19Katsina United95391640 16Abia Warriors207815175225200252941.42029last_img read more

Trojans prepare for Thursday’s home game

first_imgRun, Rogers, run · Junior wide receiver Darreus Rogers has been limited in practice due to a hamstring injury he suffered during USC’s win at ASU. – Tal Volk| Daily TrojanHead coach Steve Sarkisian called Tuesday’s practice a “thinking day,” as the Trojans polished their game plan for Washington. He appeared pleased, remarking that the team looked focused, and where they need to be.Tuesday morning, Sarkisian showed his players a video of the Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor to express the importance of punching the ball out and never ending the play. USC has stressed creating turnovers all year, and they hope to build off their successful outing against Arizona State, where they had four.“We think we can be unique in that way — at creating turnovers,” Sarkisian said. “I just don’t want to back off it. I want to make sure we are attacking the football defensively, and we are doing everything we in our power to take care of the ball on offense and on special teams.”Thursday’s game dramatizes the paradoxical problem that is being a student-athlete.Sarkisian said that some players are being bussed from the team hotel to campus to take midterms, and then being taken back to join the team before the game.“I think that it is a great venue for us. We take pride in playing there,” Sarkisian said. “I think that people were trying to figure out: What is this new offense? When are we supposed to cheer? When is the band supposed to play after a first down? But I think that everyone is starting to catch on and that our students have been tremendous. I know everybody is excited about tomorrow night’s ball game.”Sarkisian understands the plight his players withstand for the better of the team, on and off the field.“We’ll handle it really well. We’ve got really good people in place to take care of our guys to make sure they are getting everything done, whether it is on field or off the field,” Sarkisian said. “I think that this is just another cool opportunity for us to show who we are and what we are about, and how we can handle more than just playing the game between the lines.”At this point in the season, Sarkisian said the Trojans have figured out a few things about themselves. Though he admits that he expected “growing pains,” as a result of playing younger players as much as possible early in the year, he anticipates the                 in-game experience will develop the team’s depth going forward. And though they suffered a loss to Stanford, the college football landscape has shaped itself in a way so that USC just needs to keep winning to reach its ultimate goal of winning a championship.“The best way to get better is if you have game experience and sometime through game experience we are going to have to live with some mistakes,” Sarkisian said. “But that is how we should get better. And over time, we should improve as a team, and I am more than optimistic that is what we are going to see here.”Sarkisian said that though it is easy to want to celebrate after wins, players must keep learning and building from their game experiences.“One of the themes we’ve been really hammering is ‘sharpening our sword’ because you can come out of a game and feel like you just beat a good Arizona State team and you can relax,” Sarkisian said. “But we have to continue to sharpen our sword. It has to happen every single day in practice so that we can use the sword on gameday, and we can perform to the best of our abilities.”Sarkisian also said that cornerback Kevon Seymour will play his first game of the season Thursday.Defensive lineman Claude Pelon was walking in a boot during practice. He has a high ankle sprain and X-rays came back negative. Sarkisian says he will be tested significantly tomorrow.Darreus Rodgers is a                         game-time decision. Sarkisian says that he was running today, but he will also be assessed tomorrow.last_img read more

Syracuse defeats Columbia 5-2 behind tight victories

first_imgWith three competitive matches in a decisive third set, Syracuse needed just one more win to close out the match and gets its revenge on Columbia.Instead, it got two.Dina Hegab raced out to a quick 6-1 win in her opening set before dropping the next. The errors started piling up for Hegab, who lost the second 6-2. With two sets split, Hegab found her first-set form, winning the final four games of the match to officially clinch a third-consecutive victory for SU.A few seconds later, Masha Tritou let out a huge roar. A match that appeared perilous at the latter half of the second set was turned around as Tritou focused more on tennis and less on her arm injury which hampered her performance for much of the first half of the match. Tritou trailed 4-6, 3-4, before receiving treatment during a changeover on her right arm.After the treatment, she won the final three games of the second set and immediately took control of the decisive set with a 2-0 lead. Tritou went on to win the match 6-1 in the final set.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (3-0) continued its winning streak to open the season with a 5-2 home win over Columbia (2-1), a team it lost to 6-1 on the road at the start of last season. While Gabriela Knutson continued her dominance this season, Miranda Ramirez, Hegab and Tritou turned the tables on the Lions after losses last season.“As a coach, you’re always worried, and you try to see what’s happening on all of the courts,” head coach Younes Limam said. “We knew they weren’t going to go away and that there would be a lot of close matches.”Knutson set the tone atop both the doubles and singles ladder. First, she partnered with Ramirez in doubles, winning 6-3. Knutson stepped inside the baseline multiple times on the return, thumping backhands down the line and crosscourt. This aggressive return set the tone for Knutson and Ramirez, who took control of the set when they fought off two break points up 4-3 and consolidated the break they earned in the previous game.After her win in doubles, Knutson rolled over freshman Christie Wan in singles without dropping a game, 6-0 6-0. Last season, Knutson was the only SU player to win in singles.Ramirez may have had a new opponent, but she remembered last season’s match all too well. Playing second singles last season as well, Ramirez lost 6-4 in the third set. This year, she was determined not to repeat that result.“I think now I have more experience,” Ramirez said. “We lost to them last year and it really motivated us this year to come out and take over on all of the courts.”In the first seven games of the match, Ramirez found herself playing right into her opponent’s hands. The two battled through numerous long rallies, and neither player could get the upper hand on the return. After a changeover meeting with associate head coach Shelley George, Ramirez stepped up another gear. With three consecutive forehand winners, Ramirez finally claimed the elusive break of serve at 4-3. She comfortably closed out the set with a hold, dropping only one point in the final service game.From that point forward, she was in control, moving her opponent Jennifer Kerr all around the court, controlling the match with her feet rarely leaving the baseline. With shorter points, Ramirez won the second set 6-1.“When coach came over, we talked about it and I started playing more aggressive and more towards the corners,” Ramirez said.With two easy wins to open the season, Sunday was the first difficult matchup of many to come for SU.  And in its first true test of the season, the Orange passed. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 28, 2018 at 4:56 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img read more

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