Ocean City Seeks Volunteers for Sports Advisory Board, Local Assistance Board

first_imgThe duties and responsibilities of each board/commission can be found at www.ocnj.us under “Government, Boards & Commissions” or at the City Clerk’s office.To apply, send Citizen Leadership E-FORM to City Clerk Linda MacIntyre at [email protected] or mail/drop off at City Hall, 861 Asbury Avenue. The form is also available at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall. Call 609-525-9328.Filing deadline is Friday, December 26, 2014. Advisory OC City Council Physical Fitness & SportsPurpose: This council develops, endorses, sponsors and provides information on community health and fitness activities to encourage wider participation in good health practices.Term of Office:  3 YearsMeetings: Once a month on Wednesday at 5:15 pm at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue City Hall in Ocean CityThe City of Ocean City is seeking applicants for the following volunteer positions with the City of Ocean City:Local Assistance BoardPurpose: To oversee the administration and operations of the Municipal Welfare Office in accordance with state regulations and advise the city on other social service issues.Term of Office:  4 YearsMeetings: Four times a year as required by law, 10:30 am, City Hall.last_img read more

Governor outlines plan for closing Vermont State Hospital

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin said today that the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, which was closed following Tropical Storm Irene, will not re-open, and outlined his plan to ensure Vermont’s mental health community has access to quality services across the state. The plan includes acute in-patient care in at least two locations, increased services that enable individuals to remain in their communities, expanded local emergency services, and increased support for effective programs helping those with mental health conditions. The governor said these improvements would be monitored and evaluated, and discussions about a long-term plan will continue, and acknowledged the need to talk about other inpatient capacity. ‘Building a replacement facility is years away at best, and we need to put services in place now to ensure all Vermonters have access to the care they need,’ Shumlin said. ‘The absence of the hospital creates the opportunity to fund community services for recovery that can help prevent the need for hospitalization. We believe that all of these actions taken together will meet Vermont’s mental health needs.’ The following actions are in motion: Establish a long-term agreement with the Brattleboro Retreat for 14 acute care beds. The Retreat has been helping since the flood to provide up to 15 beds and will make some renovations to allow them, on a long term basis, to care for individuals with higher needs for supervision and management. 2.      Fund two additional ‘step down’ facilities (similar to Second Spring in Williamstown) for people ready to leave the hospital, so that individuals ready to move from the hospital to another setting for recovery have quick access to a bed. This will help ensure hospital beds are reserved for those in need for that level of service. Deliver on the long-overdue promise of community-based mental health services. Continue to find and secure a facility that can provide 15 beds for appropriate care and services for people in need of acute care. We have looked at many possibilities already and continue to search. Pine Ridge School in Williston is under active consideration, as is a site located near the Central Vermont Medical Center. Governor Shumlin praised the heroic efforts of Vermont State Hospital staff and patients for not only safely evacuating the facility during the tropical storm, but for staff continuing to travel far from home to provide support in other settings. He also thanked community hospitals for providing care to individuals whose needs often exceed what the hospitals are designed to handle.  ‘This crisis is an opportunity to rebuild our mental health services to make them better than before. That’s just what we intend to do,’ the  governorsaid.  Goveror’s office. 10.20.2011last_img read more

People moves: More departures from DWS as new COO appointed [updated]

first_imgKlaas KnotFinancial Stability Board – Klass Knot , president of Dutch regulator De Nederlandsche Bank , has been appointed vice-chair of the Financial Stability Board for a three-year term, and will chair the FSB from December 2021.The FSB’s new chair from next month is Randal Quarles , governor of the US Federal Reserve . Quarles replaces Bank of England governor Mark Carney, who chaired the board for seven years.Carney said: “Randy and Klaas will provide strong leadership and continuity as the FSB pivots towards the implementation and evaluation of post-crisis reforms, and to addressing emerging vulnerabilities in the global financial system. Their appointment demonstrates the FSB’s unique role as a member-led, international body for cooperation on global financial stability.”The FSB consists of senior regulators, central bank governors and government officials from 24 countries as well as representatives of 10 international bodies, the ECB and the European Commission.Dimensional – The $596bn (€466.4bn) asset manager has made a series of changes to its leadership team, including the appointment of Michael Holmes as chief technology officer. He joins from Bridgewater Associates and has worked in financial services technology for 25 years.Elsewhere, Carlo Venes has been appointed head of global institutional services, effective 1 January. He is currently head of institutional for Asia excluding Japan, and has worked at Dimensional since 2011.John Romiza is to relinquish his role as co-head of global equity trading in the new year to focus on his responsibilities as co-CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, with Ryan Wiley becoming sole head of global equity trading. Jason Lapping is to transition from head of Asia Pacific trading to head of international equity trading.The company has also hired Al Sears from BAM Advisor Services as vice president, focusing on technology, and Darcy Keller from the Financial Times as head of corporate communications.“Our clients know we take a long-term view in how we think about markets. We also make long-term investments in our people. Investors in the future will have different needs than today, and we’re strengthening our leadership team so we are well positioned for our clients in the decades to come,” said Gerard O’Reilly, Dimensional co-CEO and CIO.Lyxor Asset Management – The €140.8bn asset manager has named David Lake as chief executive officer for its UK business. He replaces Matthieu Mouly who has moved to France to continue as global head of sales for Lyxor’s exchange-traded fund (ETF) arm.Lake is currently Lyxor’s head of ETF sales for UK and Ireland, a role he will keep alongside his chief executive duties. He joined in June 2017 from Source ETF, where he also led the sales team for the UK and Ireland.Lionel Paquin, CEO of Lyxor Asset Management, said that the UK was “a key market” for the company and it would continue to grow its operations in the country.AXA Investment Managers – AXA IM has named Robert Price as a portfolio manager in its “buy and maintain” fixed income team. He transfers from the company’s liability-driven investment (LDI) team, but will continue to work with European LDI clients. He will also focus on AXA IM’s “cashflow delivery investing” strategies, which have just reached £3bn (€3.4bn) in assets under management.Lionel Pernias, head of the buy and maintain team, said: “As pension schemes become more focused on cashflow delivery, we continue to see growth and demand from providers on buy and maintain credit strategies.”Hewlett-Packard – The €1.9bn Dutch pension fund for computer hardware company Hewlett-Packard has appointed Rita van Ewijk and Otto van’t Hof as trustees on its eight-strong board, representing the employer and workers, respectively. Van Ewijk is an external board member. She also chairs the €170m Pensioenfonds Cindu International.Pensioenfonds Sabic – Pascal Wolters has been appointed as the new independent chairman of the €2.5bn Dutch pension fund Sabic as of 1 January 2019. He is to succeed Jo Mastenbroek , who has been at the helm for two years.Wolters has previously worked for 16 years in asset management, pensions and support at the €409bn civil service scheme ABP and its asset manager and pensions provider APG. Prior to this, he was on the board of the €209bn healthcare scheme PFZW. Since May, he has been an expert board member at SPOV, the €3.9bn Dutch pension fund for public transport.Pensioenfonds Detailhandel – Selma Gouderjaan is to start as trustee for employees at the €20.7bn pension fund for the retail sector (Detailhandel) as of 1 January. She has been trustee for trade at the trade union FNV since 2015, representing union members at chemists and the retailer Ahold.KPMG – KPMG has hired a trio of advisers from Mercer to open an office in Bristol, in the south west of England. George Fowler joins as a partner to focus on larger pension schemes; Paula Champion is a director focusing on mid-sized schemes in the south of England, while also supporting KPMG’s Birmingham-based pensions business; and Matt Flower joins as a senior manager with responsibility for business development.LifeSight – Willis Towers Watson’s UK defined contribution master trust has appointed Caroline Fawcett as a trustee. She replaces Gill Barr, who has stepped down at the end of her term. Fawcett spent 11 years in various roles at Legal & General, and is now a non-executive director at the Money Advice Service alongside a number of other non-exec roles.AZL – Annemieke Visser has succeeded Arthur van der Wal as member of the supervisory board at pensions provider AZL, part of NN Group. Visser – a former director of Delta Lloyd, which was taken over by NN last year – is also director of pension services at Nationale-Nederlanden Life Insurance .AZL’s supervisory board also comprises Michel van Elk, Henriëtte Prast and Willem Stevens. Van der Wal left the board following his appointment as chief executive at Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance on 1 September.ShareAction – Fergus Moffatt has become the responsible investment campaign group’s head of UK policy, joining from the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association. Moffatt replaces Bethan Livesey , who moves to a part-time role as senior fellow. DWS, FSB, Dimensional, Lyxor, AXA IM, Hewlett-Packard, Sabic, Detailhandel, KPMG, Lifesight, AZL, ShareActionDWS Group – The €692bn asset manager has named a new chief operating officer and head of coverage for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with the incumbent staff set to leave this week.Jon Eilbeck , currently COO, is to exit after 19 years at Deutsche Bank’s asset management businesses. He will be replaced by Mark Cullen , currently head of group audit at Deutsche Bank.Thorsten Michalik , head of EMEA coverage, is also set to leave after an 18-year career at Deutsche Bank. Dirk Goergen , head of sales for private clients in Germany at Deutsche’s private and commercial bank, will take up the role as well as leading on DWS’ digital distribution strategy. Both Cullen and Goergen will join DWS’ executive board.  Asoka Woehrmann, who replaced Nicolas Moreau as CEO of DWS Group last month, said Cullen and Goergen were “outstanding individuals” with “a diverse set of qualities” to bring to their roles.He added: “I would like to thank Jon Eilbeck and Thorsten Michalik for their exceptional contributions to both DWS and Deutsche Bank over many years of service and wish them well for the future. With these changes to our executive board, we have the right leadership team in place to focus all our efforts on doing our best for our clients, our investors and our colleagues in DWS.”A spokeswoman for DWS said there were no further board-level changes planned.last_img read more

Ghana replaces Pappoe with Baba Mensah

first_imgSellas Tetteh’s Ghana squad has seen one change as they prepare for the start of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.Israeli-based Baba Mensah has taken the place of Chelsea defender Daniel Pappoe.Pappoe’s training and match schedule due to previous injuries makes him unable to be utilized fully for Ghana at the World Cup.The Chelsea player experienced some swelling to his repaired knee during the Black Satellites’ preparations in Switzerland.After a study of the defender’s medical records from club, Chelsea, it was established that Pappoe was being managed due to past injuries.“He had a ligament injury back in Chelsea which was repaired a year ago. They were managing his schedule but the load of training with Ghana had increased. We noticed a swelling and requested for his medical records from Chelsea in accordance with the FIFA requirements. “Considering his previous injury profile, we thought it wise that it had become difficult for him to combine our heavy training and the tournament schedule,” Ghana’s team doctor, Prince Pambo told www.ghanafa.org.Ghana begin the campaign on Friday against France in Group A. The group also includes USA and Spain at the finals which will be played from June 21-July 13.last_img read more

Yankees TV broadcast forced into dark stadium because of pandemic

first_img“This is weird,” Kay wrote in a Twitter post.The show must go [email protected] x @dcone36 pic.twitter.com/6MyEysSgeC— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 19, 2020This is weird. Broadcasting in an empty and dark @yankeestadium while the game is at @CitiField pic.twitter.com/wVHGmuM60w— Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) July 19, 2020MORE: Domingo Germán isn’t quitting baseball after all The Yankees’ TV broadcast team would have ordinarily been at Citi Field on Saturday to call an exhibition game against the Mets. Instead, Michael Kay and David Cone sat in front of monitors at a dark, empty stadium in the Bronx doing their work remotely.MLB will not allow visiting TV announcers to travel to games during the COVID-19 pandemic, which will force regional networks to get creative. For YES, using Yankee Stadium proved more convenient than finding a separate studio. The game itself actually didn’t seem too strange given the circumstances. Mets starter Rick Porcello surrendered a home run — he’s given up 96 of those over the past three seasons — and a Mets infielder made consecutive errors.A better symbol for the endtimes we’re living through, then, is probably Kay and Cone overlooking a dark baseball palace in one of the brighest cities in the U.S.Weird indeed.last_img read more

PeaceHealth, ACLU settle transgender lawsuit

first_imgVancouver-based PeaceHealth and the ACLU of Washington have settled a lawsuit involving coverage of transgender health care services under PeaceHealth’s employee medical plan, PeaceHealth announced Friday.Enstad v. PeaceHealth was filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington in October 2017. In 2016, prior to the filing of the Enstad lawsuit, PeaceHealth began the process of updating its employee medical plan. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, PeaceHealth’s employee medical plan was changed to cover medically necessary transgender surgery as determined under Aetna’s Gender Reassignment Surgery policy, a nationally-recognized guideline.“PeaceHealth is committed to an inclusive health care environment for all and does not discriminate based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law,” the Catholic health care system said in a news release. “Throughout our 127-year heritage, we have been dedicated to embracing and celebrating the diversity of our communities, our caregivers and the individuals we are privileged to serve.”The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington filed the discrimination lawsuit against PeaceHealth on behalf of Cheryl Enstad of Bellingham and her son, Paxton Enstad, 17.She said she and her husband eventually took out a second mortgage and dipped into Paxton’s college fund to pay more than $10,000 for his surgery.last_img read more