MN appoints Norbert Hoogers as chief executive

first_imgRené Van De KieftLast year, problems with a new system for income insurance also negatively affected its regular service provision, according to a spokesman commenting on the company’s annual report.He said MN would need this year to get its administration straight.Ella Vogelaar, chair of MN’s supervisory board, said MN faced important innovation challenges for pensions administration, cost saving and quality improvement.Additional goals for the incoming CEO included improving service for asset management, board support and communication, Vogelaar added.Hoogers is to start as soon as his appointment has been approved by communication watchdog AFM.In the meantime, the other three members of MN’s executive committee – Liesbeth Sinke, Henri den Boer and Gerard Cartigny – will make up the company’s boardVan de Kieft announced his departure in March, stating that he wanted to have more time to fulfill his personal ambitions, including more sustainability work.He started at MN three years ago – succeeding Ruud Hagendijk – following MN’s main stakeholders lamenting the quality of pensions provision. Norbert Hoogers MN, the €129bn Dutch asset manager, has appointed Norbert Hoogers as its new chief executive.He is to succeed René van de Kieft, who will leave on 15 July. Until a year ago, Hoogers was CEO of healthcare insurer Zilveren Kruis, a subsidiary of Achmea. He held several operational roles at Achmea during the past 15 years.MN – the provider for the Netherlands’ large metal industry schemes PME and PMT – said Hoogers had ample governing experience, a background in corporate finance as well as a proven track record in leading complex market and client-led improvement projects.center_img It said that it expected him to translate the company’s strategic agenda into improved operational implementation, including more IT innovation.Over the course of 2015 and 2016, MN made combined losses of €15.6m due to write-offs on a failed IT project that caused significant implementation problems.last_img read more

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ADNOC hands out FEED awards for sour gas mega project

first_imgThe Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded the two Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contracts for its offshore ultra-sour gas mega project, which consists of the Hail, Ghasha and Dalma fields. Bechtel (UK) was awarded Hail & Ghasha FEED contract and TechnipFMC (UAE) was awarded Dalma FEED contract.In man-hours, the two FEED contracts, collectively, are the largest awarded by an oil and gas company, underpinning the criticality of a detailed FEED phase to optimize project cost and schedule, the oil and gas company said on Tuesday.The project, in the northwest offshore area of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, could meet 20 percent of the UAE’s gas demand by the second half of the next decade.Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, said: “The growth in energy demand in Abu Dhabi, and the wider UAE, has prompted ADNOC to further harness its gas resources, as part of its 2030 smart growth strategy. This FEED award provides ADNOC with the potential to unlock additional undeveloped sour gas reserves and will allow us to deliver against our strategic objective to ensure a sustainable and economic supply of gas.”In addition to awarding the FEED contracts, ADNOC is near to awarding five technology licensor contracts, covering a gas treatment licensor; a sulphur recovery unit (SRU) licensor; a natural gas liquids (NGL) licensor; a condensates recovery (hydro treaters) licensor and a hydrogen generation licensor. These technologies are critical to the successful execution of the FEED phase.Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy, Director of ADNOC’s Upstream business, said: “The decision to award both FEED contracts came after a rigorous and extremely competitive tendering process, ensuring we will strictly manage costs by working with contractors that can deploy effective engineering and robust value-add technologies. In progressing with these projects, we create the potential to capitalize on our success and experience in ultra-sour gas production, gained from the development of the Shah field, the largest project of its kind in the world.”From the start of the FEED phase, ADNOC will implement, for the first time, an integrated project delivery (IPD) approach. This will enable it to reduce the project’s development schedule and cost by integrating and involving all relevant stakeholders. Relevant stakeholders are potential EPC bidders, major manufacturers and governmental bodies, who are critical to improve design quality, identify uncertainties and enhance the precision of required engineering jobs.The Hail, Gasha and Dalma project taps into Abu Dhabi’s Arab formation, which is estimated to hold multiple trillions of cubic feet of recoverable gas and from which the project is expected to produce more than one billion cubic feet of gas per day (cfd), enough gas to provide electricity to two million homes.The awarding of FEED contracts follows the awarding of the Project Management Consultancy and artificial islands Design and Survey Contracts to Artelia and KBR, formerly Kellogg Brown and Root.last_img read more

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Randy Goodpaster

first_imgRandy Lee Goodpaster, of Dunedin, Florida, formerly of Sunman, was born April 15, 1961, the son of Gilbert H. and Norma Combs Goodpaster.   Randy was self-employed, and had many passions outside of his work.  He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, especially when he could hunt or fish.  He was a fan of many sports and attended baseball games and hockey matches regularly.  He was also devoted to his Church – the Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church in Sunman.  Randy passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, at his home in Florida.Randy’s memory will be cherished by many, including his mother, Norma Goodpaster; and his siblings, Pam Goodpaster and Gary D. Goodpaster, both of Milan; his nieces, Robyn Williams and Valerie Goodpaster; and nephews, Bill Dixon, Shawn Dixon, and James Goodpaster.  Randy was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Goodpaster; a sister, Barbara (David) Gordon; and a nephew, David Gordon, Jr.Friends may pay their final respects along with the family on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church in Sunman.  Pastors Charles Combs and Bill Halcomb will officiate the service which will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Pastors Charles Combs and Bill Halcomb will officiate the service.  Burial will follow in the Little Memory Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal condolences please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Randy Goodpaster.last_img read more

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Bale expected in London today to seal Tottenham return

first_imgGareth Bale could fly to London as soon as today as Tottenham Hotspur close in on a loan deal to sign him from Real Madrid, according to the Evening Standard. The 31-year-old is on the cusp of returning to Tottenham, seven years after he left the club to join Real Madrid, where he won four Champions Leagues. The two clubs are working out a loan agreement that would see Real Madrid pay half of Bale’s £600,000 per week salary during his time at Tottenham. His agent confirmed on Wednesday that a deal was close to being agreed but it was not a done deal by the end of Wednesday. But it has been claimed that the Welshman could take a flight to London as soon as today as he closes in on a return to Tottenham. The winger is in Madrid, waiting for Tottenham and Real Madrid to finalise the terms of the loan agreement.Advertisement Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Best 1980s Gadgets That Defined A DecadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Loading… center_img And the pace of the negotiations suggests that a deal could be in place for Bale’s move to north London today. Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during a Premier League match  Read Also: Barcelona celebrate 20 years of Messi’s arrival Daniel Levy has been the one to push for Bale’s return and is driving the negotiations with Real Madrid. Tottenham are also on the cusp of signing the Welshman’s Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Reguilon. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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More I-74 construction planned in 2019

first_imgSeymour, In. — Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation say Aurora-based Paul H Rohe Company will begin bridge decl overlays on three I-74 bridges in May. The work is valued at $1,053,090 and is scheduled to be complete by October 31, 2019Bridge locations are:St. Peters Road over I-74 in Dearborn CountyA latex modified concrete overlay will be installed on this bridge after the existing deck overlay has been removed. The project calls for replacement of pavement approaches and bridge joints as well as pier repairs.  Temporary signals at either end of the bridge will control one-direction-at-a-time single-lane traffic.  I-74’s right shoulders will be closed at times during hydro-demolition and overlay operations.CR 100 W over I-74 in Decatur CountyA thin polymeric bridge deck overlay will be installed after joints have been replaced and seal work is completed. Bridge piers will also be patched.  C.R. 100W will be closed at the structure during overlay operations.  Motorists can use the frontage road adjacent to I-74 and US 421 to circumvent the closure.  I-74 right shoulders will also be closed at times.CR 420 W over I-74 in Decatur CountyThe C.R. 420W bridge is scheduled to receive at thin polymeric deck overlay after joint replacements. The project also calls for replacement of pavement approaches, surface sealing and pier patching.  In addition, an existing 18-inch drainage pipe along I-74’s right shoulder will be replaced by a 30-inch pipe.  These operations require a complete closure at the bridge.  The state’s detour routes traffic via U.S. 421, S.R. 3 and C.R. 500N.  Work also necessitates closing I-74 outside shoulders.last_img read more

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Ighalo fires Man U into FA Cup quarters

first_imgRelatedPosts Derby County want Jordon Ibe Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United reunion ended in disappointment as Odion Ighalo struck twice at Derby to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. United’s all-time top scorer was the centre of attention as the Rams skipper looked to help the mid-table Championship side spring a surprise at a sold-out Pride Park. But Derby’s bright start petered out as United’s superior quality showed through, with Luke Shaw’s second career goal complemented by January signing Ighalo’s brace in a comfortable 3-0 win. A trip to Norwich – and sixth successive FA Cup quarter-final appearance – is the reward, having ridden an early storm as Louie Sibley fizzed wide before Sergio Romero stopped Rooney’s free-kick against the club he scored 253 goals for. Much-changed United eventually settled and took a two-goal lead into the break, with Shaw’s volley into the ground looping over Kelle Roos before Ighalo coolly turned past the Derby goalkeeper. The Rams’ dreams of a first quarter-final appearance since 1999 evaporated with Ighalo’s second of the night during a second half that saw the raucous away support serenade their former star Rooney. Victory extended United’s unbeaten run to nine matches in all competitions, but Phillip Cocu’s men made it hard for the visitors early on. Sibley fired a shot across the bows in the 10th minute, when slicing through the United half and unleashed a 25-yard effort that whistled just wide following uncharacteristically careless play by Scott McTominay. Jason Knight’s cross was begging to be turned home two minutes later as the Rams continued to push forward, with Shaw booked for a mistimed recovery challenge on lively Sibley. Rooney stepped up to the resulting free-kick and would have put Derby into a dream 18th minute lead had Romero not impressively got across to claw behind his curling attempt. United had yet to create a clear chance as their final ball was either lacking or blocked, with it taking until the 26th minute for Juan Mata to send a low effort that Roos gobbled up. The Derby goalkeeper made himself big when Ighalo was put through as Solskjaer’s side began to up the ante, turning the screw until the pressure told in the 33rd minute. Jesse Lingard and then Bruno Fernandes saw shots blocked, with Shaw volleying the loose ball into the ground with enough to power to see it loop up and out of Roos’ reach. It proved a gut punch Derby were unable to recover from. The lack of video assistant referee at this match saved George Evans after clearly handling a Fernandes strike, but United would only be momentarily held off as Shaw added an assist to his goal. The left-back ran through before playing in Ighalo, who cut past Craig Forsyth and Max Lowe before squeezing an effort into the bottom left-hand corner to the elation of the lively away support. Tom Lawrence soon went off injured to compound matters, with Derby’s frustration epitomised by the challenge that saw Rooney booked just before the break. Derby, much like the first period, started the second half on top. Max Bird had an attempt before Martyn Waghorn glanced a header just wide having connected with a fine Jayden Bogle ball. But the hosts’ attempts to reduce the deficit left gaps. Shaw, McTominay and Mata had shots before Ighalo added gloss to the scoreline. Undeterred when his initial effort was cleared off the line by Bogle, he rifled home the second attempt with 20 minutes remaining. Jack Marriott and Knight saw late efforts stopped by Romero, who did superbly to tip over a stoppage-time Rooney free-kick after Ighalo went close to his hat-trick at the other end.Tags: Derby CountyLuke ShawManchester UnitedOdion IghaloWayne Rooneylast_img read more

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Loan deal agreed for QPR youngster

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR have agreed to loan Australian goalkeeper Aaron Lennox to non-League Maidenhead United for a month.Lennox, 19, was signed by Rangers last year after impressing during a trial.He was previously with the Australian Institute of Sport, which also produced former R’s full-back Andrew McDermott.AdChoices广告Related story: QPR hand trial to Aussie keeper (9 August 2011)last_img

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Renewed preparation propels Clark to late season surge

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.educenter_img Before a race, it is not an uncommon sight to see Antoine Clark running at a slow pace around the track, hidden beneath his hood.That scene is just a part of Clark’s preparation before meets. So far this season, that preparation has worked. Clark, a graduate student, played a key role in his relay team’s first-place finish in the men’s 4×100-meter relay at the Big East Outdoor Championships in Cincinnati on May 2. Part of his success comes from his distinctive approach. It’s an approach he hopes will continue into the summer portion of Syracuse’s schedule, which kicks off this weekend at the ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Championships in Princeton, N.J. ‘I’m focused,’ Clark said. ‘I black (everything else) out. Once I get to that track meet it’s all about track. It’s not about anything else. I visualize my race and everything that I need to do right in my race.’Although Clark has his own, different methods in preparing for sprints, those exact methods seem to be working. On April 25, at the Cornell Big Red Invitational in Ithaca, Clark qualified for the prestigious IC4A Championships in the 100-meter dash. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Antoine has his own unique style,’ SU head coach Chris Fox said.Clark’s style allowed him to qualify for the Big East championships in his first meet of the season. Since that meet, he has refused to let up.After starting off the season in what Clark considered disappointing fashion, he has caught fire as of late. In addition to qualifying for the IC4As at Cornell, Clark again qualified for the Big East, with top performances in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Orange assistant coach Dave Hegland sees greatness in Clark and is one of his biggest supporters. Hegland has become somewhat of a father figure for Clark. He helps him not just with track but also in life.Hegland embraces Clark’s laid-back demeanor. And, just as importantly, he understands Clark’s talent and potential.‘He has had all kinds of ups and downs and has persevered tremendously in everything,’ Hegland said. ‘I can’t say enough about Antoine. He’s put in a lot of work and it’s really gratifying for me to see him in the place where he is, and I look forward to seeing his racing in the next month.’With the IC4A Championships less than two weeks away, Clark continues to train at full speed.Feeling confident with his recent success, Clark plans to continue doing what he’s been doing all season, whether that means jogging around the track in his sweatshirt or sprinting at top speeds.‘He’s done an outstanding job and he’s been awesome,’ Hegland said. ‘That race at Cornell was just the tip of the iceberg for him. Antoine has worked hard to position himself in a place where he can have the best running of his career ahead of him in the next month or so.’For Clark, every race is about improving and doing better than before. The status quo isn’t good enough.‘My long-term goal is to make it to nationals and do something good,’ Clark said. ‘I have to take it step by step. It’s all about getting better.’Clark has continued to improve since he joined the team out of a community college in Kansas a few years back.And if he keeps getting better, there are possibilities that go beyond Syracuse track and field.But for now, the next task at hand is the IC4As, and possibly nationals. Both of those meets could go a long way in determining Clark’s future. But they are equally important for his place in Syracuse track and field history.‘The sky is the limit,’ Clark said. ‘It can go good, it can go bad or it can go great. It can go either way for me. It just depends on me. I’m trying to do great.’rnmarcus@syr.edulast_img read more

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Syracuse musters just 1 hit in 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh

first_img Published on April 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu Comments In the bottom of the seventh, the players in Syracuse’s dugout donned rally caps, flipping their visors upside down. With one out, Neli Casares-Maher walked, giving the rally hope. But then Hannah Dossett hit a grounder to short.Syracuse (19-24, 8-9 Atlantic Coast) mustered only one hit in its 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh (8-38, 3-14), ending the game with Dossett’s double play. The offensive disappearance comes less than 24 hours removed from a 10-run Orange output on Friday. The Panther’s Brittany Knight entered Saturday’s game with a 6.18 ERA and a 2-16 record and still shut down Syracuse for all seven innings.“We got changeups this time,” SU head coach Shannon Doepking said. “She kept us off balance, we couldn’t make adjustments to hit the soft serve and then because we were so off balance with the soft stuff, we weren’t able to be on time to hit the hard stuff. So we were kind of caught in the middle of the two pitches.”The Orange’s lone hit came in the first inning on an Alicia Hansen single to right-center. Gabby Teran, who had walked, reached third and advanced home when the cutoff throw was mishandled. Syracuse only reached five times the remainder of the game, four walks and one error.Syracuse struggled to do much with those runners, the mistakes Knight gifted. Hansen left early on a steal and was called out. The Panthers turned three doubles plays throughout the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think this was a pitcher we’re more than capable of hitting and more than capable of hitting her very hard,” Hansen said. “I think that we just got into our heads a little bit.”The frequent weak contact, Doepking said, showed her their timing just wasn’t where it needed to be. A pitcher that throws as many changeups as Knight puts it into the back of a hitter’s mind and can make them overthink and cause that mistake in timing, Doepking said.SU’s lead held until the top of the sixth inning when Alexa Romero relieved Miranda Hearn and gave up a two-run double. Hearn gave up just three hits with four strikeouts and three walks over 5.1 innings of work, with one earned run charged to her from a runner left on when Romero entered the game.Doepking wants hitters to be more decisive. She said that tomorrow SU will spend time in batting practice deciphering how to handle when a pitcher has two pitches going. If it can’t, then Saturday’s result will happen again.“For us as a coaching staff, it’s figuring out how to be more consistent with the mindset that we want to have,” Doepking said. “… I don’t really care whether we’re up or we’re down. We’re still gonna throw punches at every single opportunity.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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