Are you ready to finally take your seat on the board? A government review aimed at preventing Enron-style scandals could propel HRon to the top rung of the corporate ladder. And, for once, it might even helpif you are a woman. Boardroom seat beckons for HROn 28 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
He called on Swiss Pensionskassen to integrate ESG principles only if it became legally binding for them to do so – which he claimed was unlikely. Over the past year various political stakeholders in Switzerland had demanded the inclusion of sustainability criteria into investment regulations for Pensionskassen. Henrique SchneiderAsked by IPE whether ESG considerations had helped to improve risk management, Schneider said risk management “has always been improving but this is no excuse to demand ESG integration from pension funds”.His contrarian views were met with expressions of disbelief and laughter from delegates at the conference, hosted by the Swiss CFA Society under the title ‘Sustainable Investing – Real Impact or Hypocrisy’.Pension funds push backChristoph Ryter, managing director of the CHF24bn (€21.6bn) Migros Pensionskasse and vice president of the Swiss pension fund association ASIP, said members’ voices were already heard.“Employees are represented on each trustee board and they can elect their representatives who then have a say in the investment decisions,” Ryter said. He argued that ESG integration “makes sense because it also improves the risk/return profile for members”.Additionally, ASIP has identified it as part of the fiduciary duty of Pensionskassen to screen portfolios for ESG-related risks, as has the Swiss government in a recent circular on institutional investment.Ryter said that even smaller pension funds could include ESG in their investment decisions by choosing managers that have committed to sustainable investing, for example by signing the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).Schneider did find some support for his view from Werner Hertzog, a former head of various large-scale public pension funds and now an independent pension consultant. Werner HertzogHertzog vehemently dismissed proposals from a Green politician on the panel, as well as other political stakeholders, for Swiss public pension funds to be used as “poster children“ for ESG integration by forcing legal requirements on them.He also told pension funds their “exercise in voting at shareholder meetings is futile”. Since 2014, the so-called Minder initiative – named after the politician who put it forward – has made it mandatory for Pensionskassen to use their voting rights as shareholders.Schneider argued that “since then, the governance in large Swiss companies has not really improved”. Hertzog said that, instead of demanding ESG integration from pension funds, politicians should promote or encourage sustainable consumer behaviour. He claimed that one of the easiest ways help climate protection was a coordinated 15% global tax on kerosene for aeroplanes.“Climate-friendly consumerism would have a far greater impact than any investment decision by Swiss Pensionskassen,” he argued.The consultant also raised concerns that people might “outsource” any sustainable lifestyle choices to their pension fund, adding: “People might feel less need to live more sustainably if their pension fund is already investing sustainably.” PKZH to sign Montreal Carbon Pledge Mandatory pension funds should not make ethical decisions on behalf of their members, according to a Swiss economist and small business representative.Speaking at this year’s Swiss Pensions Conference, Henrique Schneider, economist and vice president of the Swiss SME association (SGV/USAM), said: “It is dangerous to want to change the world with other people’s money.” He argued that Swiss employees did not have the choice whether or not to join the second pillar system, or which Pensionskasse their employer selected. Schneider, who was part of the Swiss delegation at the Paris climate summit in 2015, said he was not against sustainable investing but that pension funds should leave it to direct investors such as family offices or foundations. Zurich’s public pension fund has signed the Montreal Carbon PledgeThe CHF17.4bn pension fund for the city of Zurich (PKZH) presented its climate-related sustainable investment strategy at the conference.The pension fund will sign the Montreal Carbon Pledge, Michael Haene from the PKZH’s investment team told delegates. The fund has been a UN PRI signatory since 2011.In 2016, the fund decided to considerably lower the carbon footprint of its portfolio by underweighting certain sectors and engaging with carbon-intensive companies as a shareholder.He said the decision had been made as part of a broader sustainable energy programme launched by the city of Zurich, but Haene also said sustainable investing was considered part of the PKZH’s fiduciary duty as it was obliged to “assess issues in the interest of its members”.
Daniel Amokachi has revealed why Odion Ighalo cannot replace Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in Manchester United’s starting line-up because he is ‘only a backup’ striker. The 31-year-old made a surprise loan switch to the Red Devils in January on transfer deadline day from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua. His arrival at Old Trafford comes on the back of Rashford’s back injury in January as the England international was expected to be ruled out for three months. Ighalo immediately hit the ground running with his eye-catching performances for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men, scoring four goals and providing one assist in four starts. His convincing showings have now earned him a contract loan extension with the Red Devils until January 2021. The former Watford striker is, however, yet to start a Premier League game for the Old Trafford outfit, with all his nine appearances for the club being from the bench. With the return of Rashford from his injury and Martial doing well, Amokachi reveals Ighalo’s league fortune might not change anytime soon, notwithstanding his impressive performances in the cup competitions. “Manchester United brought in Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua as a back up to then injured Rashford. Now, Rashford is back from injury and so Ighalo has to take a back seat again,” Amokachi told Brila FM. “Our brother Odion was not loaned from Shanghai Shenhua as a starter at Man United but he has scored in the matches he started so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may even decide that he has done well and deserves to have an extended time there, you never know. “We cannot expect him to have more playing time than the likes of Rashford and Anthony Martial because he is only a back up there.” Ighalo has now scored five goals and provided one assist in 14 appearances across all competitions since his arrival at Old Trafford. The forward will hope to continue to play a part when Manchester United take on Crystal Palace in their next Premier League game on Thursday evening. Ighalo retired from international duty after helping the Super Eagles to finish third in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where he emerged as the competition’s top scorer. read also:Ighalo thrilled as Pogba, James show off dancing skills (video) Amokachi, meanwhile, is currently the Nigeria football ambassador and played for Club Brugge, Everton and Besiktas among others before ending his playing career. He was part of the Super Eagles team that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations and had 44 caps for the West Africans, scoring 13 goals during his time with the national team which spanned nine years. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
CEDAR FALLS — A challenging non-conference schedule should have the Northern Iowa Panthers ready for the start of a difficult Missouri Valley Football Conference race. The 13th ranked Panthers are 2-2 after a loss at number five Weber State and open the league slate by hosting 17th ranked Youngstown State.That’s UNI coach Mark Farley who says the Panthers have been tested.Youngstown State is off to a 4-0 start.The Penguins are averaging more than 296 yards of rushing per game. GRINNELL — Grinnell College has canceled its remaining football season. Athletic Director Andy Hamilton says the squad only had 28 healthy players for this week’s game at St. Norbert.Hamilton says they were concerned about further injury playing with such a limited roster.Hamilton says their plan is to bring the program back for next season. There are five seniors on the squad.Grinnell lost its first three games by a combined score of 114-3. IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will have a healthier team this weekend when the Hawkeyes visit Michigan. Safety Kaevon Merriweather and corner Julius Brents are expected to play and offensive tackle Alaric Jackson returned to practice. He suffered a sprained knee early in the season opener.Ferentz says the positive side of early season injuries is the Hawkeyes have built some depth.Iowa has only won 15 of the 60 games in the series against Michigan and Ferentz says it is never easy winning on the road against one of the country’s premier programs.Time of possession is considered an overrated stat but Ferentz says it can be crucial to winning on the road.An improved Iowa run game may help that cause. The Hawkeyes are averaging 217 yards on the ground per game and 5.2 yards per carry.===Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh hopes his team can put together a streak. After getting hammered at Wisconsin the Wolverines bounced back with a 52-0 win over Rutgers.Harbaugh on the challenge the Hawkeyes provide.Harbaugh says Iowa and Wisconsin have a lot of similarities.Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock, with the pre-game at 9:00 AM on KGLO. AMES — Matt Campbell coached Iowa State teams have won seven straight games in October and they look to keep the run going at home against TCU. The Cyclones are 2-2 after a 23-21 loss at Baylor.Campbell says there are a lot of things that go into their October success.Campbell is not concerned about a run game that managed only 62 yards in a loss at Baylor. Trailing by three touchdowns the Cyclones were forced to go to the air.Campbell says defensive end JaQuan Bailey is questionable for the game. He suffered a lower leg injury in the loss at Baylor.Kickoff in Ames is scheduled for 11 o’clock on Saturday — high school volleyball last nightCentral Springs 25-25-25, Newman 12-21-17Waukee 3-0 Mason City (set scores not available)Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 25-25-25-25, Humboldt 21-27-22-22Forest City 24-25-25-25, Bishop Garrigan 26-14-20-22Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 25-19-25-25, Hampton-Dumont 23-25-23-20Lake Mills 20-25-25-25, North Iowa 25-17-12-12Osage 25-25-25, Rockford 14-12-11Saint Ansgar 21-25-25-25, Northwood-Kensett 25-14-21-23 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn has undergone surgery on his midsection and will be out about six more weeks. The operation went as planned in Philadelphia. Pateryn is a seven-year veteran starting his second season with the Wild. He missed most of training camp because of the injury. He had one goal and six assists in 80 games last season
Four Letterkenny runners including Lochlainn Harte successfully completed the Paris marathon today. They helped raise important funds for Beaumont Hospital. From left: Siofra Boyd, Heidi Gallagher, Lochlainn Harte and Eimear Gibbons. Lochlainn’s dad is Senator Jimmy Harte who continues to recover at Beaumont Hospital after an incident in Dublin last November when he suffered a head injury. Congratulations to all.LOCHLAINN AND FRIENDS DO IT FOR BEAUMONT AND JIMMY IN PARIS! was last modified: April 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Beaumont Hospitaldonegaljimmy harteletterkennyLochlainn Harte
Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Richard Jefferson #34 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. AFPNew York, United States — The Cleveland Cavaliers trimmed their roster Saturday ahead of the upcoming NBA season, trading forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to Atlanta while releasing center Kendrick Perkins and guard Isaac Hamilton.The Hawks, who released Felder and Jefferson to save $3.8 million in combined salary, also received second-round picks in the 2019 and 2020 NBA Draft from Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Welcome, Matt Perkins, 32, helped Boston win the 2008 NBA crown and played in three pre-season contests for the Cavs. Hamilton had only been signed on Wednesday.The Cavaliers open the NBA’s 72nd season at home Tuesday against Boston. /cbb Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Atlanta sent the Cavaliers the draft rights to 22-year-old Greek forward Dimitrios Agravanis, who has played the past four years for Olympiacos of Greece, and Ukrainian guard Sergiy Gladyr, who has played the past two seasons for Monaco.The Cavaliers also sent the Hawks $3 million but will save $12.8 million in luxury tax payments by making the deal, ESPN reported.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“These situations and decisions are some of the toughest to be in and have to make,” said Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman. “Certainly, both RJ and Kay are two guys we also wanted to have with us this season.”Jefferson, 37, averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds last season in his 16th NBA campaign. Felder, 22, averaged 4.0 points and 1.4 assists in his first NBA season.
The Golden State Killer, who terrorized Californians from Sacramento to Orange County over the course of a decade, committed his last known murder in 1986, the same year that DNA profiling was used in a criminal investigation for the first time. In that early case, officers convinced thousands of men to voluntarily turn over blood samples, building a genetic dragnet to search for a killer in their midst. The murderer was eventually identified by his attempts to avoid giving up his DNA. In contrast, suspected Golden State Killer Joseph James DeAngelo, who was apprehended just last week, was found through other people’s DNA — samples taken from the crime scenes were matched to the profiles his distant relatives had uploaded to a publicly accessible genealogy website.You can see the rise of a modern privacy conundrum in the 32 years between the first DNA case and DeAngelo’s arrest. Digital privacy experts say that the way DeAngelo was found has implications reaching far beyond genetics, and the risks of exposure apply to everyone — not just alleged serial killers. We’re used to thinking about privacy breaches as what happens when we give data about ourselves to a third party, and that data is then stolen from or abused by that third party. It’s bad, sure. But we could have prevented it if we’d only made better choices.Increasingly, though, individuals need to worry about another kind of privacy violation. I think of it as a modern tweak on the tragedy of the commons — call it “privacy of the commons.” It’s what happens when one person’s voluntary disclosure of personal information exposes the personal information of others who had no say in the matter. Your choices didn’t cause the breach. Your choices can’t prevent it, either. Welcome to a world where you can’t opt out of sharing, even if you didn’t opt in.Yonatan Zunger, a former Google privacy engineer, noted we’ve known for a long time that one person’s personal information is never just their own to share. It’s the idea behind the old proverb, “Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.” And as far back as the 1960s, said Jennifer Lynch, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, phone companies could help law enforcement collect a list of all the numbers one phone line called and how long the calls lasted. The phone records may help convict a guilty party, but they also likely call police attention to the phone numbers, identities and habits of people who may not have anything to do with the crime being investigated.But the digital economy has changed things, making the privacy of the commons easier to exploit and creating stronger incentives to do so.“One of the fascinating things we’ve now walked ourselves into is that companies are valued by the market on the basis of how much user data they have,” said Daniel Kahn Gillmor, senior staff technologist with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. A company can run along, not making a cent, but if it has a large user base and reams of private information about those users, then it’s valuable — and can be sold for millions. Companies that collect more data, keep that data, and use it to make connections between users are worth more. Sears, Roebuck and Co. may have been able to infer when you bought a gift from their catalog for a friend who lived in another town, but Amazon has more reason (and more ability) to use that information to build a profile of your friend’s interests.We all saw this in action in the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. The privacy of the commons is how the 270,000 Facebook users who actually downloaded the “thisisyourdigitallife” app turned into as many as 87 million users whose data ended up in the hands of a political marketing firm. Much of the narrative surrounding that scandal has focused on what individuals should be doing to protect themselves. But that idea that privacy is all about your individual decisions is part of the problem, said Julie Cohen, a technology and law professor at Georgetown University. “There’s a lot of burden being put on individuals to have an understanding and mastery of something that’s so complex that it would be impossible for them to do what they need to do,” she said.Even if you do your searches from a specialized browser, tape over all your webcams and monitor your privacy settings without fail, your personal data has probably still been collected, stored and used in ways you didn’t intend — and don’t even know about.Companies can even build a profile of a person from birth based entirely on data-sharing choices made by others, said Salome Viljoen, a lawyer and fellow with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Imagine new parents signing up for a loyalty card at their local pharmacy and then filling all of their child’s prescriptions there. The information collected every time they scan that loyalty card adds up to something like a medical history, which could later be sold to data brokers or combined with data bought from brokers to paint a fuller picture of a person who never consented to any of this.So does that mean that, in addition to locking down our own privacy choices, we need to police the choices of our friends and family? No, said Cohen, Gillmor and Viljoen. In fact, the privacy of the commons means that, in some cases, your data is collected in ways you cannot reasonably prevent, no matter how carefully you or anyone you know behaves.Take, for instance, Equifax, the credit-rating company that lost control of the data of 143 million people last year. Those people weren’t necessarily members of Equifax. Instead, the company collected data from other companies the people chose to do business with, and much of that business was stuff people can’t get by without, like renting or owning a home. Or, alternately, consider Facebook, again. That company has admitted it tracks the online behavior of people who never intentionally engage with it at all, thanks to partnerships with other websites. (Like many sites, FiveThirtyEight has this kind of partnership with Facebook. Our pages talk to the social network in several ways, including through ads and comments, and because of the embedded “Like” button.) If hounding every person you’ve ever cared about into adopting encryption tools like PGP sounded like fun, you’ll love living in a van down by the river with no internet access.1And I hope you’re prepared to buy the van with cash, because if you need credit, the credit check the dealer runs could hand your information to Equifax again.Instead, experts say these examples show that we need to think about online privacy less as a personal issue and more as a systemic one. Our digital commons is set up to encourage companies and governments to violate your privacy. If you live in a swamp and an alligator attacks you, do you blame yourself for being a slow swimmer? Or do you blame the swamp for forcing you to hang out with alligators?There isn’t yet a clear answer for what the U.S. should do. Almost all of our privacy law and policy is framed around the idea of privacy as a personal choice, Cohen said. The result: very little regulation addressing what data can be collected, how it should be protected, or what can be done with it. In some ways, Gillmor said, online privacy is where the environmental movement was back in the 1950s, when lots of big, centralized choices were hurting individuals’ health, and individuals had little power to change that. “I don’t even know if we have had our ‘Silent Spring’ yet,” he said. “Maybe Cambridge Analytica will be our ‘Silent Spring.’”
Former Ohio State Heisman trophy-winning quarterback Troy Smith will get the third start of his career — and his first since the 2007 season — when his San Francisco 49ers take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday in London. Cut by the Baltimore Ravens after the last day of training camp on Aug. 20, Smith was claimed off the waivers by San Francisco. He spent the team’s first seven games as the third-string quarterback. “The way that you prepare as a professional athlete, you have to be prepared when your number is called,” Smith told local media in San Francisco after practice Wednesday. “And that’s exactly where I’m at.” Smith faces the difficult task of turning around San Francisco’s 1-6 start. Starting quarterback Alex Smith separated his non-throwing shoulder when he was sacked in the third quarter of last Sunday’s 23-20 loss at Carolina. Backup David Carr took his place and threw a costly interception. “I think Troy Smith gives us a good opportunity to win this game,” coach Mike Singletary told media in a press conference Wednesday. “He’s been studying since we got here and he’s been getting with the coaches as much as he possibly could. He has enough of the offense to play.” Joining the 49ers this offseason, Smith reunited with former OSU and high school teammate Ted Ginn, who was acquired by the 49ers in an offseason trade with the Miami Dolphins. Ginn was one of Smith’s favorite targets in his 2006 Heisman campaign and was on the receiving end of nine of Smith’s 30 touchdown passes. “We just did so much together for so many years and had great success,” Ginn said. “He’s always been big brother and I’ve been little brother. It’s not really going to ever change, no matter how old we get.” Smith said he is prepared to play and knows that things can’t get worse for the struggling 49ers. “I think the easiest way to get through to your teammates is to show that you know exactly what your job is, what everyone expects of you and to go out there and execute,” Smith said. “We have a tremendous group of guys around us and we can do nothing but get better.” Smith has made two starts in his four-year NFL career. He took over for an injured Kyle Boller and went 1-1 in the last two games of the 2007 season. In those contests, he completed 32 of 60 passes, throwing for two touchdowns and no interceptions. Singletary hopes Smith can bring some stability to a 49ers team that has been viewed as a disappointment in the shaky NFC West. “The No. 1 thing I like about him … is leadership,” Singletary said. “That is his ability to get everybody on the same page.” Although Ginn is excited to join his Buckeye counterpart in the huddle, he said that it will take time for Smith to shake off the rust. “It’ll take some time,” Ginn told Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area. “We can’t expect him to go in and be a Tom Brady. We just want him to go in and be Troy Smith, enjoy his time and make a difference.”
Brighton & Hove Albion striker Florin Andone was buzzing after scoring his third goal for the club in their 3-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.Andone scored Brighton’s third goal in their 3-1 victory at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday as the Seagulls advanced to the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup.“It’s my style and I live for those moments, I’m very happy because it will give me confidence as a striker to score,” he told the club’s website.“I feel a real connection with the fans, I think they love me, that’s the feeling I get, and I want to thank them for all their support and encouragement to the team.“The win is good for us and it was important for a lot of the squad to get good game time this afternoon.Pep Guardiola: “Aymeric Laporte’s injury doesn’t look good” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Aymeric Laporte’s injury “does not look good” and fears the defender will be out for a long time.“We played very well and deserved the victory, the feeling when I scored was crazy – sometimes you lose yourself in the moment after getting a goal and that’s what happened.“We’re in good form in the league and won today, this is the way to continue.“For me personally, I work hard every day in training in a very competitive squad – both I and Glenn [Murray] push one another and get on really well.“Our relationship is great – he’s a really good guy, this is the way we must continue – the group is very close and strong. It doesn’t matter who is playing and who isn’t, because the team is very competitive.”