Noël Amenc has announced his resignation as director of EDHEC-Risk Institute.He will be replaced by Lionel Martellini, the current scientific director of the institute.Amenc, who is also a professor at EDHEC Business School, has led the EDHEC-Risk Institute since 2001, overseeing its expansion and efforts to become a leader in financial research, particularly smart beta.He has now resigned to focus on his role as chief executive at ERI Scientific Beta, the institute’s initiative to put its research on smart beta into practice. Amenc will also continue to grow the institute’s presence in Singapore, EDHEC-Risk Institute Asia, which focuses on infrastructure financing and investment.His research achievements are found primarily in the fields of quantitative equity management, portfolio performance analysis and active asset allocation.Amenc was also appointed to the Consultative Working Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Financial Innovation Standing Committee.
Stuff co.nz 13 July 2017Family First Comment: Some great one-liners in this article…“Once marijuana was a boring illegal drug it was daring to smoke, but today it’s a miracle painkiller, with heaps of previously unknown medicinal properties, so far unproven. What the heck, placebo or not there are fortunes to be made…. “Next week, or sometime soon, we’ll be toking weed for our headaches and head colds, arthritis, and hangovers, though there’s no scientific proof as yet that it really works. And there will be no downside. It will be so cool…. “Underpinning such experiments around the world is a belief that criminal gangs will quietly accept losing their markets, and give up illegal dealing. There’s a fantasy for you…. “It is a well-intentioned fallacy that drug users want “help”. What they want is supply, and they’ll pretend to want help to get it. Others will on-sell their ration, probably to under 18s, to help fund their harder drug use. We live in the real world. I think…Saynopetodope.org.nzOPINION: Time changes lots of things, especially laws. Being drunk in public is no longer an offence, for example, as any night on the town reveals. Once marijuana was a boring illegal drug it was daring to smoke, but today it’s a miracle painkiller, with heaps of previously unknown medicinal properties, so far unproven. What the heck, placebo or not there are fortunes to be made.Money will decide the issue. If we can sacrifice the iconic Mackenzie Country for more cows, and give our water to foreigners to sell, legalising cannabis is another business opportunity. Sick people begging for dope from the doctor have triumphed. Next week, or sometime soon, we’ll be toking weed for our headaches and head colds, arthritis, and hangovers, though there’s no scientific proof as yet that it really works. And there will be no downside. It will be so cool.Not since opium, the Victorians’ drug of choice, has a drug been so innocent. Never have users felt so virtuous. On a more practical level, “We need to stop seeing it as a drug and start seeing it as an industry,” a cannabis club operator from Uruguay tells us. In a few weeks’ time Uruguayans will be able to buy a set monthly amount of cannabis from the chemist for a set price, no questions asked. The true cost will be bureaucracy prescribing the genetic makeup of cannabis plants and the percentage of psychoactive compounds in their flowers. Oh, and keeping track of users to make sure they don’t overdo it. Hopefully.Commercial branding and advertising of the product is banned in Uruguay, unlike the United States. Because the drug can be addictive, public health official Julio Calzada explains, the state wants to control its production, distribution and consumption. Anyone buying their ration from a chemist will have to put their thumb into a scanner, be on a national register, and be over 18. People will also be able to grow enough cannabis for personal use if that option is off-putting. My guess is they’ll do both.Underpinning such experiments around the world is a belief that criminal gangs will quietly accept losing their markets, and give up illegal dealing. There’s a fantasy for you. They’ve already made the smart move into supplying far stronger and more addictive drugs, like methamphetamine, the drug of choice for determined drug users here.Something like the Uruguay experiment has been suggested for this country, with the interesting selling point that officials would keep an eye on registered druggies’ consumption, and step in to offer them “help” if they start exceeding the recommended, random dose.It is a well-intentioned fallacy that drug users want “help”. What they want is supply, and they’ll pretend to want help to get it. Others will on-sell their ration, probably to under 18s, to help fund their harder drug use. We live in the real world. I think. While the new, respectable dope dealers will wear suits and have private school accents, gangs will carry on doing what gangs do.Yet, “It’s a chance to bring in people who have worked in a clandestine environment. That would be a benefit to society,” says Dr Chris Wilkins of Massey University, head researcher of drug research centre SHORE, and I don’t even think he’s joking.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/94615996/rosemary-mcleod-money-will-decide-legal-marijuana-debate
Manchester, In. — One arrest has been made in a fatal shooting in the Aurora area Friday night.A report from the Indiana State police says two people reported shot in the 9300 block of State Road 48 in Dearborn County at 7:11 p.m. When police arrived a deceased female was found outside the home and a male was found inside suffering from a gunshot wound. The male was transported to a Cincinnati area hospital with life threatening injuries.Early Saturday morning, police apprehended Terry Storey, 55, who lives just west of the scene of the shooting. Storey was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, resisting law enforcement and battery on a police officer.This is an ongoing investigation.
RelatedPosts Akpeyi’s South African club gets new coach Akpeyi ruled out of season Super Eagles goalkeeper suffers nasty collision Daniel Akpeyi does not see a fight materialising between himself and Itumeleng Khune for Kaizer Chiefs’ goalkeeping jersey‚ but rather a healthy rivalry and competition. Khune has recently returned from injury to full training‚ though Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp said the Bafana Bafana keeper has a way to go to be “match fit”. He believed Akpeyi has commanded the posts in Khune’s prolonged absence‚ and won over Chiefs’ fans‚ that the Nigeria international was awarded the Absa Premiership’s Player of the Month prize for September/October on Thursday. “On Khune‚ I don’t think we are having any fight on who is going to be the No 1 or not‚” Akpeyi said. “It’s only an opportunity that I’m having‚ having the coach to have confidence in me while Khune is injured. “If Khune is fine and the coach decides on whoever he wants to play‚ we are cool. “The good thing is that we have healthy competition in that department and everybody is pushing each other. “One thing I like about Khune is that he supports you‚ from what I can see. He’s not actually looking at Daniel being No 2‚ or No 1‚ or something. “It’s about being given the opportunity‚ and we support each other from there.” Akpeyi kept another clean sheet for Chiefs – Amakhosi have not conceded in six of their last seven league games‚ and that was also a run of seven straight PSL victories – as the Soweto giants thrashed Stellenbosch FC 4-0 at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.Tags: Bafana BafanaDaniel AkpeyiItumeleng Khune
Michael Murphy completed the perfect weekend by inspiring Glenswilly to the Donegal SFC title, just hours after leading Ireland to victory over Australia in the International Rules first Test. Summerhill won their seventh Meath SFC title with a 1-13 to 1-10 win over Na Fianna. David Larkin scored the decisive goal, with Dalton McDonagh pulling back a goal for Na Fianna. Kilcoo grabbed three stoppage time points to retain their Down SFC title with a 0-9 to 0-7 win over Burren. Darragh O’Hanlon brought them level with a long range free, before Paul Devlin hit two points to give his side a second successive championship crown. Press Association Murphy hit a 1-5 tally as Glenswilly saw off Killybegas by 3-19 to 2-6, coming from behind after Christopher Murrin and Hugh McFadden bagged early goals. Murphy netted a penalty to help his side to a 1-7 to 2-3 interval lead, and they dominated the second half, adding further goals through Neil Gallagher and Ciaran Bonner.
Petr Cech will not be going anywhere if Jose Mourinho gets his way, even if it means upsetting the long-serving Chelsea goalkeeper. “If the club decision is different to mine, I will accept with all the respect.” Cech is likely to be reduced to a watching brief once again when Liverpool arrive on Sunday. Chelsea are to get a guard of honour after wrapping up the title last week, but Mourinho is more interested in giving “dear enemy” Steven Gerrard the send-off he deserves. The Portuguese tried to coax the Liverpool captain to Inter Milan and Real Madrid, while made two attempts to sign him for Chelsea. Gerrard had appeared close to a move to west London in 2005, only to tell Mourinho his “red heart” prevented him. “It was difficult, difficult to do it,” he said. “It was difficult to do. He wants to do it for a few football reasons but can’t do it. It is fantastic.” Mourinho has no hard feelings against Gerrard – far from it, he is happy the midfielder stayed loyal to Liverpool. The Portuguese does, though, believe he could have done something England managers were unable to: make Gerrard and Frank Lampard play well together. “I always thought that both were the best two number eights in Europe,” he said. “Between 2004 and 2012, they were the best two number eights. “In my opinion and my vision with them you don’t play a number 10 you play with one number six and give the freedom to the two number eights because they score more goals than any number 10. “So Lampard with 30 goals a season from midfield and Gerrard with 25 they score more goals together than a number 10 and the striker.” Mourinho not only waxed lyrical about Gerrard in the pre-match press conference, with questions inevitably asked about Lionel Messi following his inspired display in Barcelona’s 3-0 defeat of Bayern Munich. “Almost every year I am there or thereabouts,” he said following the Champions League semi-final first leg. “Quarter-final, semi-final, final. “This season was the first season for many, many years that I wasn’t there. “I find it very, very normal not to be there once in a while. But watching Messi, you don’t miss being there! “You enjoy it so much that you don’t think about not being there. You just think about what the guy did.” This has been a difficult campaign for the 32-year-old, having been displaced as first-choice goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge after 10 seasons. Mourinho has plumped for Thibaut Courtois more often than not this term, leaving the Czech international understandably frustrated not to be playing a more regular role. Press Association Arsenal have been strongly linked with a summer move, but Mourinho wants Cech to remain at Stamford Bridge and certainly does not want him going to another Premier League side. “One thing is Jose Mourinho and another is Mr Abramovich and another thing is the board because the board includes a little bit of me, a little bit of other people,” he said. “But if it was me, if it was my decision, my decision is Petr to stay. That’s it. It would be my decision for Petr to stay.” Such a stance may upset Cech but Mourinho said he would be willing to go against the will of the player for the betterment of the club. “I think that the club is more important than the players and, as was proved this season, the club needs two very good goalkeepers,” he said. “Without Petr this season I don’t think the club would be champions because he played six important matches in the Premier League and without these points we probably wouldn’t be champions. “So for me, decision number one: Petr will stay. After that, second point to go but not in England. The option I don’t want is for him to go to an English club. “But, I repeat, I am just the manager and he means so much for this club and what he did in this club I think he deserves everything from this club.
A Pinellas County deputy has been fired and charged with battery after punishing an inmate for trying to give a cookie to a bird.Three inmates were on kitchen duty when one of them saw a bird and threw a cookie toward it.Surveillance video shows Deputy James Moran yelling at the inmate, ordering him to do pushups and then kicking him in the ribs.Investigators say when the inmate was ordered to do 50 pushups and was kicked in the ribs by Moran for stopping due to getting tired.The incident occurred Jan 11., but the inmate who was in jail on charges for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest but didn’t come forward until his release, last week.The other deputy who was there is also under investigation for not taking action.The inmate at the center of the cookie scandal is already back in jail on car burglary charges, reports say.
Amazon has created more than 13,500 full-time jobs in the Sunshine State since launching fulfillment operations here six years ago. Currently, the company operates facilities in Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville.The facility is expected to open in 2020. Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to open its fifth fulfillment center here in Florida. The company says the new distribution hub will be in Deltona, which is located between Orlando and Daytona Beach along Interstate 4 in Volusia County.The company will hire 500 employees at $15 per hour or more to work at the center.Employees at the more than one million-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large customer items, including sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household goods.“We’re excited to continue our investment in Florida and further expand our presence in the state with this new fulfillment center in Deltona,” according to Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “Since 2013, Amazon has invested more than $5 billion in Florida through local fulfillment centers and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees in the state.”Governor Ron DeSantis responded to the announcement by tweeting:Congratulations to @amazon on its newest distribution center in Florida. This $100 million investment will create 500 jobs for the community and is great news for Volusia County. Florida continues to be the best state in the nation to start or grow a business.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) December 26, 2019
New Delhi: Steve Smith’s consistency has simply been amazing in the ongoing 2019 Ashes series. In the entire series, his lowest score has been 80 and it happened in the last match at The Oval when he was trapped LBW by Chris Woakes. In the second innings, with Australia requiring a mammoth 399 runs for victory, Broad got the wickets of David Warner and Marcus Harris. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne looked to stitch a solid stand but Jack Leach had Labuschagne stumped. At lunch on the fourth day, Australia still had Smith at the crease and they were hoping for a miracle. However, Broad produced a ball that ensured the series would be drawn 2-2. After seven innings, Smith was finally undone for a score less than 50 and his streak of 10 consecutive fifty-plus scores had come to an end. Batting on 23 and facing Broad in the 27th over of the innings, the bowler bowled a short ball at the ribs of Smith. This bodyline tactic hurried Smith and he glanced the delivery to leg gully only for Ben Stokes to take the catch. Thus, Smith ended the 2019 Ashes with 774 runs at an average of 110.57 with three fifties and three centuries. In the first Test at Edgbaston, he had hit 144 and 142 while in Lord’s, he managed 92 after battling out with Jofra Archer and being forced to retire hurt after being hit on the side of the neck. Also Read | Steve Smith Falls For His Lowest Ashes 2019 Score, Yet Registers A New World RecordAfter missing the final innings of the Lord’s Test and the Leeds game due to a concussion, Smith returned and managed to score 211 and 82 in the Old Trafford Test as Australia won the match and retained the Urn. In the final Test, he was dismissed for his first score of under 50 but he has created plenty of records in the process. Smith ended up as the fifth-highest run-getter in a single Ashes series behind Sir Don Bradman (twice), Wally Hammond and Mark Taylor. Also Read | Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Hits 26th Test Ton, Goes Past Sachin Tendulkar To Achieve THIS FeatBradman’s world record tally of 974 runs was achieved in 1930 and it is unlikely this record will be broken. Hammond smashed 905 runs in the 1928/29 series Down Under while Taylor smashed 839 runs in his very first series in England in 1989. Bradman was at the forefront again with 810 runs in the 1936/37 series which Australia won 3-2 after trailing 0-2.However, his tally of runs has matched that of former India great Sunil Gavaskar, who hit a similar tally of runs in the same amount of Tests during the 1971 tour of the West Indies. After missing the first Test, Gavaskar played the second Test at Port of Spain and scored 65 and 67 as India won the Test by seven wickets. In the third Test at Georgetown, Guyana, Gavaskar hit 116 and 61. In the fourth Test at Barbados, Gavaskar was dismissed cheaply for 1 but responded with a brilliant 117 in the second innings as the Test ended in a draw.In the fifth Test at Port of Spain, Gavaskar’s legendary consistency reached a different level as he hit 124 and 220 to help India win a series in the West Indies for the first-time ever. Smith’s efforts might not be enough to help Australia win a series in England after 18 years but his batting has ensured the Ashes Urn remains with Australia for a further couple of years. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
The setup: With no bowl game to advance to because of NCAA sanctions, the USC football team played its last game of the season at the Rose Bowl against UCLA. Both teams have had tough seasons as it was the first time since 2000 that both teams came into the match unranked.The story: All week leading up to the game, the big question was whether sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley would play after he sat out last game with a high-ankle sprain he suffered against Oregon State.The story after the game was the dominating performance turned in by senior running back Allen Bradford.Bradford has been in Kiffin’s doghouse the second half of this season due to fumbling issues, and had just 31 carries in his last seven games. But he got his last chance to make an impact in a Trojan uniform and he didn’t miss his opportunity.He carried the ball 28 times for 212 yards and a 73-yard touchdown that cemented the 28-14 victory for USC. Bradford also had a 47-yard reception which he caught in the backfield and ran all the way down the sideline for the score to put the game out of reach at 21-7.Bradford stole the show from Barkley, who did start but turned in a mediocre performance, going 15-for-26 for 198 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He didn’t seem hindered too much by the brace he wore on his left ankle as right from the beginning he was rolling out and moving around and at least one interception was because of a forced throw.Both teams struggled mightily offensively. There were five combined turnovers in the game and a few more of Barkley’s passes could have been interceptions.With neither offense performing well — UCLA’s quarterback Richard Brehaut went 20-for-35 for 230 yards, most of them coming on the final meaningless drive, with a touchdown and interception — it came down to which defense would help its team out. The Trojan’s unit was up to the task, as it was senior linebacker Malcolm Smith’s 68-yard fumble return for a touchdown that put USC up for good at 14-7. It was Smith’s second career pick-six against the Bruins, as he returned an interception 62 yards for a score last year.Smith also recovered fumble on the USC 39-yard line in the third quarter, two plays after Barkley threw his first interception.Baxter the quarterback: Freshman running back Dillon Baxter threw the first touchdown pass of the game, a five-yard strike to redshirt junior tight end Rhett Ellison who was wide open in the end zone. Baxter’s pass came out of the wildcat formation and was the second completed pass on the year in as many attempts for the former high school quarterback.Faking himself out: Senior kicker Joe Houston, who is 10-for-16 on field goals for the year, has been inconsistent but Kiffin’s decision to go for a fake field goal backfired in the second quarter and the game tied at seven.With USC lining up for a 35-yard field goal on fourth and 13, the Trojans lined up in a passing formation with Houston spread out wide but holder and senior quarterback Mitch Mustain’s pass was well short of its target as he was under heavy pressure.Kiffin also stuck with his trend of going for it continuously on fourth down. The Trojans went one-for-four on fourth downs during the game.