Ronson property drive set to light up London

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National LGPS framework targets State Street replacement and more [updated]

first_imgKeogh added: “The requirements have been expanded to cover the areas such as portfolio monitoring for individual funds and potentially for the LGPS pools, and also investment cost-monitoring services.“And so we are wrapping up those individual strands into a new framework.”State Street no longer provides investment benchmarking to the LGPS generally, having since March 2016 discontinued its performance-measurement services for third-party clients in the UK and the Netherlands.Keogh said the new framework agreement would be multi-lot and multi-provider.As with other national frameworks, this one would be accessible to all LGPS, with a view to making it attractive for the asset pools being formed as well.“We are hoping to frame this in a way such that LGPS pools can access those services should they wish to,” said Keogh.The procuring group aims to issue an invitation to tender in early November. [Updated] Nick Wright, head of global services UK, State Street, told IPE that although State Street decided to stop offering its performance measurement services on a standalone basis to third party local authority clients in the UK, it is still providing these to clients that subscribe to its asset services as part of the provider’s focus on the “end-to-end solution”. * Carmarthenshire County Council, Essex County Council, the London CIV, Staffordshire County Council and Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Norfolk County Council is preparing to launch a national framework for the UK local government pension schemes (LGPS) for the provision of investment performance and cost monitoring and reporting services, a move initially fuelled by State Street’s decision to drop its benchmarking service for the LGPS sector.Norfolk County Council – acting on behalf of itself, four other local authority pension fund administering bodies and one asset pool* – communicated its intention to the market by way of a prior information notice last week.Nigel Keogh, national LGPS frameworks manager at Norfolk County Council, told IPE the group began discussing launching a new framework after State Street decided to discontinue its local authority pension fund universe analysis service.Over time, however, “the conversation moved on to cover related services”.last_img read more

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Bucks Blank Hawks

first_img Latest Posts HERMON — The Golden Bucks made it two in a row on Saturday at Hermon, getting a three-hit shutout pitching performance from Tim Nason in a 6-0 win over the Hawks.Bucksport jumped on Hermon for four runs in the second inning.Steve Klenowski doubled and singled and Ray Wood singled twice and drove in a run for Bucksport. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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THE CRAIC IS ’90’ FOR DUNFANAGHY MAN PATRICK!

first_imgPatrick gets stuck into some cake!The craic was ’90’ with this well-known Dunfanaghy man earlier in the week.Patrick McGinley from Swillybrin  could easily pass for a man much younger than his nine decades.Friends and family gathered to cut a cake for well-known farmer Patrick who is a true gentleman. Many happy returns Patrick.If your relative or friend has a milestone birthday, why not send us in a picture and a few details and we’ll publish a birthday wish to them! Send the picture and words to info@donegaldaily.com THE CRAIC IS ’90’ FOR DUNFANAGHY MAN PATRICK! was last modified: November 30th, 2015 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:birthdayDunfanaghyPatrick McGinleylast_img read more

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Tokyo Games: Union wants venue inspection, worker interviews

first_imgIn an interview in Tokyo, BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson said he will request a “construction audit or a joint inspection” in a meeting Thursday with officials of the local organizing committee, the Japan Sport Council and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.“They are overprotective and don’t want the outside to come in,” Yuson told The Associated Press. “They are trying to downplay it, saying construction is almost over. But it’s not over until the Olympics are over. Construction is dangerous and every worker you save makes a difference.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40The Japan Sport Council — a national government body — is building the $1.25 billion national stadium, and the Olympic Village is being built by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.Yuson said BWI, based in Switzerland, has interviewed 50 workers in Tokyo to gain a picture of labor practices at Olympic venues. He said the union was not granted access to the workers, and many who spoke fear they may lose their jobs if their names are revealed. Like 2014 again: Jimmy Alapag, Jayson Castro, LA Tenorio back together at Gilas Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This Sept. 25, 2019, photo shows the new National Stadium, main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, in Tokyo. An international labor union investigating worker safety and the use of migrant workers at facilities for next year’s Tokyo Olympics is asking for a joint inspection of build sites and an open interview with workers. (Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO — An international labor union investigating worker safety and the use of migrant workers at venues for next year’s Tokyo Olympics is asking for a joint inspection of construction sites and an open interview with workers.The Building and Wood Workers’ International, in a report earlier this year titled “The Dark Side of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics,” alleged patterns of overwork and contract irregularities at Tokyo venues with attention focused on foreign workers.ADVERTISEMENT He said the majority are Japanese with a mix of Vietnamese, Chinese and Filipinos.“If they don’t believe me, they can listen to these workers,” Yuson said.Death by overwork, known as “karoshi,” is a problem in Japan where long working hours are common. Yuson also noted that many construction sites have signs about health and safety written only in Japanese, unhelpful for foreign workers.Yuson said 300 workers — Japanese and non-Japanese — die annually on construction work in Japan.Japan’s labor ministry, in a report issued 10 months ago, said two workers have died on projects for the Tokyo Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? 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They include soccer governing bodies FIFA and UEFA, the Commonwealth Games Federation, the International Paralympic Committee and Qatar’s 2022 World Cup.The IOC has added the UN guidelines to host city contracts that come into effect with the 2024 Paris Olympics. That excludes Tokyo, and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, where independent labor unions are barred by China’s authoritarian government.Yuson said Tokyo conditions have improved some since the report was issued earlier this year. But he said continued research had uncovered added problems linked to worker safety and overtime.“We want to bring legacy to the Olympics, not only to the multinational companies, or to the athletes, but to the workers as well,” Yuson said.A report released last year by the national government’s Board of Audit said Japan is likely to spend $25 billion overall to prepare for the games. This is public money, except for the $5.6 billion operating budget.Organizers dispute the figure and say it’s about $12 billion, though what are Olympic costs — and what are not — is subject to heated debate.Tokyo projected total costs of about $7.5 billion in its winning bid for the games in 2013.last_img read more

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