Trump adviser says China making ‘big mistake’ on Hong Kong

first_imgPresident Donald Trump’s economic adviser said on Tuesday China was making “a big mistake” with planned national security legislation on Hong Kong and pledged Washington would pay expenses of US firms that wanted to shift operations from the territory or China.At the White House, spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told a briefing Trump was displeased with Beijing over the security law and finds it hard to see “how Hong Kong can remain a financial hub if China takes over.”Trump economic Larry Kudlow, speaking to Fox News Channel, called Beijing’s actions toward Hong Kong “very disturbing.” Topics : Trump has warned of a strong reaction and national security adviser Robert O’Brien said the legislation could lead to US sanctions and threaten Hong Kong’s status as a financial hub.Kudlow also said that while Trump’s “Phase 1” trade deal with China reached in January was intact for now, the president was so “miffed” with Beijing over the novel coronavirus and other matters it was not as important to him as it once was.The US Chamber of Commerce lobbying group urged Beijing to de-escalate the situation, saying it would be “a serious mistake” to jeopardize Hong Kong’s special status.center_img “China is making a big mistake, frankly,” he told Fox Business Network separately.Kudlow said the United States would welcome back any American companies in Hong Kong or on China’s mainland. “We will do what we can for full expensing and pay the cost of moving if they return their supply chains and their production to the United States,” he said.Beijing’s proposed security law would reduce the territory’s separate legal status. China’s parliament is expected to approve it by Thursday.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is due to release a congressionally mandated assessment on whether Hong Kong enjoys sufficient autonomy to justify continued US special economic treatment, said last week the legislation would be the “death knell” for its autonomy.last_img read more

EIOPA confirms ESG risk assessment in 2019 pension fund stress tests

first_imgThe European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) will analyse European pension funds’ exposure to “ESG” in next year’s biennial stress test of the sector, a spokeswoman has confirmed.The two-part analysis will involve a qualitative assessment of how occupational pension funds incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors into their processes and assess the exposures of their investment portfolio, the spokeswoman said.This will be complemented by a quantitative exercise, with a focus on identifying business activities that are prone to being exposed to risks related to a transition to a low-carbon environment.Speaking about the stress tests at a conference in Brussels on Monday, Matti Leppälä, CEO of PensionsEurope, said the qualitative ESG-related section would include questions about pension funds’ policies, for example in relation to voting and engagement, and the impact of the Shareholder Voting Rights Directive on pension funds. The quantitative part would involve asking pension funds how much of their portfolio is exposed to the most emissions-intensive business sectors, he said.Leppälä said EIOPA was engaging with stakeholders such as PensionsEurope and emphasised that the plan for the stress test had not yet been adopted.The EIOPA spokeswoman said the supervisory authority was taking “its first steps to get a more tangible understanding of IORPs’ exposure to ESG”.A recent study of the impact of climate change on Dutch pension funds’ coverage ratios found that these could drop by up to 80% if global temperatures rose by 4°C, and 20% if global average temperatures only rose by 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.ESG risk move well trailedIn 2016, the European Systemic Risk Board proposed that stress tests of the financial sector by European supervisory authorities (ESAs) should include risks stemming from a late low-carbon transition. EIOPA last year indicated that it would probably include ESG aspects in the 2019 pension fund stress tests.At the time, EIOPA said: “ESG aspects including climate change will be of growing importance for the pensions sector and will require cautious assessment of any financial stability implications.”This was in line with a proposal from the European Commission for EIOPA and its counterparts to incorporate sustainability considerations into their work, from the perspective of ensuring financial stability and “thereby making financial markets activity more consistent with sustainable objectives”.Enhancing the ESAs’ role in assessing ESG-related risks was one of the recommendations made by the High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance.Sustainable finance is very clearly on EIOPA’s agenda, not least because it dedicated a significant part of its recent annual conference to the topic.last_img read more

REIQ deliver flood forums in Townsville

first_imgREIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella. Picture: Shae Beplate.TOWNSVILLE real estate agents will now be better equipped to help flood affected vendors, tenants, land lords and buyers following the institute holding forums in the city.The REIQ held two flood forums at the Ville Resort and casino on Wednesday covering flood-related topics such as insurance, repairs, reopening for business, emergency funding support, settlements, contract negotiations and property management queries.Ms Mercorella said the forums had brought the Townsville real estate community together and they had heard directly from them about the issues they are facing.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s clear that there is a long road ahead. The clean-up will be difficult. But what really shone through was that the REIQ, the Government and real estate agents all want to work together to make sure anyone who was displaced can find alternative accommodation,” she said.“It’s so important that we work on a solution that helps locals find accommodation but also that the incoming tradespeople find accommodation so that they can get on with the job of repairing Townsville and getting everyone back to normal.”Some of the speakers at the free event included REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella, Department Housing and Public Works Director-General of Housing and Public Works Liza Carroll and RTA CEO Jennifer Smith. Ms Mercorella said the response to the forums had been positive.“I think even just showing up and letting everyone here know that the people of Townsville are in our thoughts and that we want to do whatever we can to help has been well received,” she said.“This is not the end of the REIQ’s involvement. We will continue to help, offering advice through our Agency Advice Line and Property Management Support Service at 1300 MYREIQ, so it’s important that people know we’re still available and that they know where to go to find the answers.”last_img read more

Free breakfast for a year with Gold Coast property purchase

first_img Gold Coast real estate agent, Rima Stafford, in front of The Wave. Picture: Jerad WilliamsAs the dominant agent, she was nicknamed ‘Queen of the Wave’.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“It’s a bit of an embarrassing tongue in cheek. But I genuinely love the building and am very passionate about it. “When you’re achieving record prices and people are happy with your service they keep coming back.” Her 50th sale is a three-bedroom apartment with 280-degree views on level 19.“Not in my wildest dreams did I envisage selling 50 apartments in the one building,” she said.Agency Principal Lucy Cole said: “Rima’s an outstanding representative of Prestige Properties and knows Broadbeach backwards. She just loves The Wave building and what it has to offer.”The Wave, at the corner of Surf Pde and Victoria Ave, is 111m high with 34 floors. Gold Coast real estate agent, Rima Stafford, is giving away 50 breakfasts to celebrate her 50th sale in The Wave. Picture: Jerad Williams MORE NEWS: Australia’s luxury real estate capital revealed Swap an overseas trip for a Gold Coast holiday home Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31A GOLD Coast real estate agent is giving away 50 “smashed avo breakfasts” to celebrate her 50th sale in one apartment building.Lucy Cole Prestige Properties’ Rima Stafford has sold 50 apartments for more than $38 million in Broadbeach tower The Wave. The latest is under contract for $1 million-plus. “We thought we would give 50 free breakfasts to the purchaser of the 50th,” she said. “So basically you can have your smashed avo and your luxury property. We are really excited Crema Espresso Cafe directly below the building has jumped on board.”The notion spending $22 plus a pop on smashed avo on toast was a hit to housing affordability was first suggested by commentator Bernard Salt in 2016 – it went viral when he wrote “ … $22 several times a week could go towards a deposit on a house”.But it hasn’t deterred Ms Stafford’s clients buying apartments in The Wave from her since before it was built 15 years ago: “I’ve had a lot of clients who not only purchase one apartment, but they love the building so much they purchase a second and a third. I even have one client who has four.”last_img read more

Family First unfazed by domain double-up 6 Sep 2012People who want to access Family First’s website are instead inadvertently being directed to the marriage equality campaign’s website. Wellington man Hamish Spencer purchased the domain last week. While one would expect the site to provide an insight into the charity, it instead redirects you to the marriage equality campaign’s website. Family First is staunchly behind a campaign to stop Labour MP Louisa Wall’s Marriage Equality Bill adopted by parliament. The bill passed with a majority vote in its first reading last week, but there is still a select committee process and two more readings to follow. While the organisation retains its domain name and, about 120 visitors an hour were trying to access, Spencer said. The domain take-over follows a concentrated campaign to shut down Family First’s ‘protect marriage’ website when it launched in July. The site was removed after it became the immediate target of a large-scale denial of service attack, but eventually ended up back in service. Although Spencer was not heavily involved in the Campaign for Marriage Equality, he had friends that were and wanted to do something to support their cause. He hoped that being diverted to the marriage equality website would give Family First supporters an insight into the other side of the debate.Spencer purchased the domain for $42 last week after it wasn’t renewed. He thought that Family First had owned it in the past, but director Bob McCroskie said the organisation has never owned the site as the .co domain name was usually used by companies. Family First would not contest it, as “it’s not an issue,” McCroskie said. “None of our supporters or no one who knows us goes to It doesn’t affect anybody who knows us or supports us.” read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSNFL allowing teams to announce free agency agreementsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has changed course and will be allowing teams to announce signings they have reached with free agents, as well as trades, when all paperwork is filed. Person from Nuggets organization tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — The Denver Nuggets say an unidentified member of the organization has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The person was tested after experiencing symptoms Monday and is under the care of the team’s medical staff and in isolation. Entering Thursday, the NBA had seven players known to have tested positive for COVID-19. The total included four from the Brooklyn Nets, two from the Utah Jazz and one from the Detroit Pistons.In other virus-related developments:— The NBA has told its teams to close their training and practice facilities to all players and staff starting Friday in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The league says the shuttering will last indefinitely. The league told teams of the new directive in a memo Thursday. A copy was obtained by The Associated Press. As recently as Monday, the NBA was telling teams that individual workouts could take place using what the league called the “one player, one coach, one basket” rule. Now, that’s not even permitted. Though the league’s business year began Wednesday the NFL instructed teams to hold back direct confirmations of those transactions because they are not official until contracts are signed and players have taken physicals. The agreements and trades leaked out anyway.On Thursday the NFL sent a memo to the 32 teams telling them it has clarified its policy.Once teams make official any signings that are listed on the daily transactions that the league provides, there is no prohibition on announcing those moves. Those contracts must be agreed upon and submitted to all parties, including the player and agent. Similarly, trades can be announced once the paperwork has been submitted.In other NFL news:— The Los Angeles Rams have released Todd Gurley. The superstar running back had a massive contract and a troubling injury history. The Rams made the move several minutes before roughly $10 million in the three-time Pro Bowl selection’s contract became fully guaranteed. Gurley will consume $20.15 million in dead salary cap space this season for the Rams, who signed the 2015 first-round pick to a four-year, $60 million contract with $45 million guaranteed in June 2018. Gurley was cut before even playing the first year of that contract extension, which made him the highest-paid running back in the NFL at the time. — A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos are waiving Joe Flacco after he failed his physical. Flacco sustained a neck injury last season and missed the final two months of the season. He was eventually replaced by rookie Drew Lock. Earlier this week the Broncos agreed to terms with new backup quarterback Jeff Driskel. Cutting ties with Flacco means the Broncos take a $13 million salary cap hit but it also frees up $10 million for the team to spend in free agency.— The Baltimore Ravens have announced the deal that secured defensive end Calais Campbell, a skilled run-stopper who also has a knack for getting to the quarterback. To get Campbell, Baltimore gave Jacksonville the 2020 fifth-round pick it got from Atlanta in a trade that sent tight end Hayden Hurst to the Falcons. The Ravens agreed in principle with Campbell on a one-year contract extension, pending the passing of his physical. Campbell is a five-time Pro Bowl star who’s averaged 10 1/2 sacks over the past three years.— The Minnesota Vikings and kicker Dan Bailey have agreed to terms on a new contract. Bailey was fourth in the NFL in 2019 with a 93.1 percent field goal rate, his best since 2015. Bailey made 27 of 29 kicks, including all three tries from 50-plus yards. Bailey also landed touchbacks on 66 of 87 kickoffs. The 32-year-old joined veteran punter Britton Colquitt in returning to the Vikings, after both specialists became free agents.— The Cleveland Browns beefed up their defensive front, agreeing to terms with former Bengals tackle Andrew Billings. His agency announced the move with a posting on Twitter. Billings is the third defensive player to strike a deal with the Browns in 24 hours. The team reached deals with linebacker B.J. Goodson and safety Karl Joseph on Wednesday.— The Buffalo Bills have confirmed signing safety Jordan Poyer to a two-year contract extension, which locks up the three-year starter through the 2022 season. Poyer was entering the final year of the four-year contract. The deal was initially agreed to on Tuesday and announced by the Bills on Thursday. Poyer has 11 interceptions in 47 games with Buffalo, and had a team-leading four forced fumbles last season. — Roger Penske (PEN’-skee) tells The Associated Press no decision has been made yet regarding the Indianapolis 500 in May — a race that draws more than 300,000 spectators annually. Penske bought Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series in January and has been preparing to host his first Indy 500 on May 24. The Indy 500 has been held every year since 1946, with postponements only because of weather. Previously, world wars stopped the race.— Horse racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York has been suspended indefinitely after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The New York Racing Association says there will be no live racing until further notice after a backstretch worker who works and lives at Belmont Park tested positive. NYRA says the person has been quarantined since developing symptoms last Friday. Racing had been scheduled to resume Friday. Belmont Park remains open only for the training and care of horses.— The first player under the PGA Tour umbrella has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The tour says Victor Lange of South Africa was diagnosed with COVID-19 upon returning home to Johannesburg on March 9 from playing a PGA Tour Latinoamerica event in Mazatlan, Mexico. He was tested as a precaution while going to a non-virus-related doctor’s appointment with a friend. Lange received the diagnosis on Tuesday. The tour says Lange has no symptoms and is expected to make a full recovery while under quarantine at home in South Africa. The PGA Tour Latinoamerica is one of six circuits the tour runs.— USA Cycling is tweaking its selection timeline for the Tokyo Olympics after the UCI, the sport’s global governing body, instituted a freeze on points accumulation and results due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The first deadline for the American team is May 1 for track cyclists. The BMX freestyle team will be May 15, followed by the mountain bike and road racin teams on June 1. The BMX racing team will be June 3. USA Cycling says it will adjust its schedule if the International Olympic Committee alters the date of the Tokyo Games.— Two senior Italian sports executives have issued emotional appeals to the International Olympic Committee to revise its stance over the Tokyo Games. The calls come as the death toll in Italy from the coronavirus overtakes China’s. Former Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Petrucci tells The Associated Press that “saying that the Olympics will still go on is a big mistake in communication.” Italian and European swimming federation president Paolo Barelli adds that “if this situation continues like this into April talking about the Olympics is ridiculous.” Associated Press NHL-PREDATORS-SMITHPredators sign forward Cole Smith to 1-year dealNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Cole Smith to a one-year, two-way deal for the 2020-21 season.Smith just finished his senior season at North Dakota, where he scored a career-high 11 goals and had 18 points in 34 games. The 6-foot-3, 197-pound forward played on both the power play and penalty kill as a senior and helped North Dakota win its conference’s regular-season title.He finished with 51 points in 137 games over four years at North Dakota.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 19, 2020 — The American East Conference announced that two people on the floor during recent tournament games have tested positive for the coronavirus. The conference and the Collegiate Officiating Consortium issued a joint statement saying the games involved teams in the America East, Horizon League and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference during play from March 7-11. The teams involved were Maine at Vermont (Burlington, Vermont); UIC vs. Wright State; (Indianapolis); Manhattan vs. Fairfield and Manhattan vs. Siena (Atlantic City, New Jersey).— The Seattle Mariners have shut down their spring training facility in Arizona because of the virus outbreak and told their players to view the coming weeks as though they’re in offseason mode. Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said that the club decided to shutter the facility in Peoria, Arizona, for the time being. The Mariners had initially planned to keep the facility open and work with players in small, staggered groups of 10 after Major League Baseball announced it was delaying the start of the season. Dipoto said only a few players were showing up for those workouts and most of the 40-man roster had gone home.— Minor league players shut out of spring training camps will receive allowances from teams through April 8, and a plan is underway to compensate those players during the postponed portion of the regular season. Major League Baseball said in a statement that minor leaguers will receive their allowances — usually $100-200 per week — from teams in a lump sum. The payments will cover allowances due starting Thursday through the previously scheduled end of spring training. The minor league season was supposed to open April 9. MLB said it is working with teams to develop an industry-wide plan to compensate players for missed games. — The Cleveland Indians are continuing to pay minor league players their weekly stipends to help offset any “hardship” during the coronavirus shutdown. The team also is closing its year-round facility in Arizona. During a conference call, Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said he’s not aware of any players or staff members testing positive for COVID-19. Antonetti provided an update on the team’s efforts during the outbreak, saying every decision being made is with the health and safety of players, staff and employees a priority. Antonetti said the team’s complex in Goodyear, Arizona, will close Friday.— The Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled. Formula One’s showcase race had been scheduled for May 24 in the tiny principality on the Mediterranean coast between France and Italy. Hours after being postponed, along with F1 races in the Netherlands and Spain, the Monaco GP was scrapped for 2020. Because of the latest postponements, the F1 season cannot get underway until June 7 at the Azerbaijan GP. — Darius Slay got what he was waiting for — a trade out of Detroit and a big new contract. The Lions agreed to trade Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending the standout cornerback’s seven-year stint in Detroit. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the trade Thursday and said Slay has agreed to a three-year, $50 million extension with Philadelphia. The Lions drafted Slay 36th overall in 2013, and he earned All-Pro honors in 2017.— A person familiar with the deal says the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year contract worth about $3 million with free agent guard Tom Compton. Compton will help fill the void created by the planned release of Mike Person.— Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff and left tackle Andrew Whitworth have donated $250,000 apiece to pay for 2 million meals with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The Rams announced the charitable donation as the first gift heading into a virtual telethon in conjunction with KABC-TV, to be held next Tuesday. The money raised will benefit the food bank and United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Pandemic Relief Fund. The 38-year-old Whitworth agreed to a three-year contract Wednesday to stay with the Rams.— Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and his wife, Emily, are donating $50,000 toward food during the coronavirus outbreak. The Mayfields announced on Instagram that they’re making their donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, an organization they’ve worked with in the past. They asked others to donate and pledged to match those contributions.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

USC appoints Wharton School dean as Marshall’s new leader

first_imgGreif explained that Garrett and the new USC administration will have to rebuild much of the trust that was lost after Ellis’ termination. Garrett is returning to USC after spending seven years at the helm of Wharton, the top-ranked business school in the country. He previously worked as a USC professor from 2001 to 2005 and served as dean at two business schools in Australia, where he was born, before heading to UPenn. Folt explained that at this point, she is just looking ahead. The Marshall School of Business has a new leader. “Emotions are running pretty high here at the Marshall School,” he said. “There’s going to be some serious fence-mending that needs to be done to repair the damage done by Wanda Austin and Michael Quick. That’s not going to happen overnight, and that’s not going to be easy.” Lloyd Greif, the benefactor of the USC Marshall Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, spoke out against the administration’s decision back in December and continues to oppose the administration’s decision to remove Ellis. “I think that the end doesn’t justify the means,” Greif said, following the announcement of Garrett’s appointment. “Regardless of whether Garrett is the best man for the job or not, Ellis should still be there for the next three years … The fact that they’re now replacing him in twelve months, and he’s leaving in two weeks, is a disconnect.” “If you do a good job, if the school is doing a good job, then the rankings will take care of themselves,” he said. “I don’t have an enormous focus on rankings.” In an interview with the Daily Trojan, Folt said she was highly involved in the hiring of the new dean, and she appreciates his approach to leadership, considering the changes at the University. Folt commended his forward-thinking approach regarding business education. The University announced Tuesday that Geoffrey Garrett, dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, will become Marshall’s next dean. Garrett replaces Jim Ellis, whose termination was protested by multiple Marshall donors. A petition against Ellis’ removal garnered over 4,100 signatures. “I think the raw material and the momentum at Marshall and USC are just fantastic,” Garrett said. “I look forward to being a part of that.” “If you involve more people in decisions and if they feel very free to speak their minds, to share their best ideas, I think that increases collective intelligence and improves the quality of decision-making,” he told reporters. “So, on the input side, I think you make better decisions if you involve more people, and I certainly want to practice that … The more [that] people feel like they were involved in decisions, the more likely they are to roll up their sleeves with you and [help with] implementation.”center_img Garrett’s appointment comes after a four-month search, following Ellis’ announced ousting in December 2018. His term was cut short due to his alleged inadequate responses to sexual harassment and discrimination claims. However, his removal was met with much criticism from the Marshall community.  “There’s a lot of changes happening just in business education, and we’re in a moment when we get to look at the next phase,” she said. “What do we want to be in the next ten years? How do we see ourselves doing that?” Following the deanship announcement, Garrett spoke to reporters about his plans to emphasize experiential and lifelong learning during his time at USC. Garrett will begin his term in July 2020. The new dean announcement comes on the heels of a slew of changes in USC’s administration. Provost Michael Quick, Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry and Rossier School of Education Dean Karen Gallagher have all announced their departures from the University. Garrett is the first dean to be hired as President-elect Carol Folt transitions into her new role and Interim President Wanda Austin transitions out of it. As Marshall enters its centennial year, Gareth James will temporarily take the reins of the school as interim dean. James is currently a professor at the school and directs the Institute for Outlier Research in Business. He has worked at the University for 20 years, including four years when he served as vice dean for faculty and academic affairs at Marshall. Geoffrey Garrett worked at USC in the early 200s, before serving as dean at various schools, including top-ranked Wharton School at UPenn. Photo from USC News. “He’s going to talk to people,” she said. “He wants to know how the community feels. We have to reestablish trust. We have to build back to a point where people are all feeling that they’re part of the decisions being made. I think that’s something he’s very mindful of, and it’s what I have to do, coming in as a president at this time.” “The centrality of both business schools to the broader universities is something I really cherish,” Garrett said, describing the similarities between Wharton and Marshall. “While all institutions are unique, and I want to spend a lot of time listening to people at Marshall and learning from them, I think I have — at least at a structural level — a pretty good understanding of where a school like Marshall fits because that’s where Wharton is in the educational landscape.” “I think what we need to do is recognize the strengths of the people who got us here, and Dean Ellis certainly played a big role,” she said. “We look at where we are, we look at the strengths we have, and we build going forward. That’s what a new president can do. That’s what the new dean can do.” Though Wharton is ranked No. 1 and Marshall comes in at No. 17 in business school standings, according to U.S. News and World Report, rankings are not a part of Garrett’s concerns. Transparency and “plain-speaking” communication are both key aspects to his leadership style, Garrett said. He explained that he sees deans as leaders of teams where everyone is involved in decision-making.last_img read more

‘What we’re really about’: How Zaire Franklin turned ‘Z60’ into a fan favorite

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Notre Dame graduate transfer defensive back Devin M. Butler told Franklin he is driven by his older brother, who is now in a wheelchair because he got shot in 2008.“But he’s smiling every day,” Butler said. “He out here making music, living life, so I can’t complain about a damn thing.”“We take a lot of pride in being featured on that,” Butler said later. “Being a transfer coming in, that was special to me. That meant a lot. It was a real welcoming, one of those initiation kind of things.”In 2016, his lone season at SU, Etta-Tawo became the program’s first All-American since 2001. He thought back to his brother, who had heart condition end his career. When Etta-Tawo was in seventh grade, his brother told him, “You’re the next one. It’s on you.”“I’m getting kind of emotional,” Etta-Tawo told Franklin on air. “He’s like a father to me. Just do it for him.”Growing up in Detroit, Bennett said he learned to stay away from peer pressure. Bennett thanked his stepfather, who entered his life at age 7 and introduced Parris to football. He led SU with 110 tackles last year and remains on pace to surpass that total this season.“Hopefully we get a chance to let people outside of the program know what we’re really about,” Franklin said, “and what’s really important to us.” Comments Most of the time, Franklin walks up to a teammate before or after practice and asks if he wants to be on the show that day. He does not tell them the questions ahead of time, nor does he say what makes a quality answer.On Sept. 27, senior offensive lineman Jamar McGloster discussed how he got to SU, growing up with a father who worked as a police officer in Newark, New Jersey. In the Sept. 6 edition, Franklin asked junior wide receiver Jamal Custis what inspires him. Custis looked back to his childhood, when he grew up with his single mother. His father died when he was 4.“She did everything to get me to where I’m at,” Custis told Franklin. “I feel like I have to repay her.”Last month, sophomore running back Moe Neal mentioned how his father’s mistakes drove him. Moe Neal Sr., his father, had a penchant for late nights and drugs. When Little Moe was born, his father was in prison. Published on October 24, 2017 at 7:56 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 The selection process is rigid: Be a regular starter or contributor. Have a personality. Don’t be monotone. Appear camera-friendly.If a player makes the cut, Zaire Franklin approaches him in the locker room and asks if he wants to join him for a Q&A session on Cuse TV. It’s part of Franklin’s weekly YouTube video called “Z60,” which derives from ESPN’s award-winning show “E60.” Franklin’s episodes, which last about four or five minutes each, are designed to give Syracuse fans a clearer picture of what players are like without a helmet and pads on.In the past season and a half, Franklin, a senior linebacker for Syracuse (4-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast), has interviewed 18 teammates, including junior quarterback Eric Dungey, fellow senior linebacker Parris Bennett and former All-American wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo. Before a rapid-fire, 60-second section during which he asks players about their favorite movies, cartoons and hobbies, Franklin asks: “What drives you to be great in life?”“That’s a question you have to ask yourself even when things are getting hard,” said Franklin, the second three-time captain in the history of the program. “What’s making you do this? What’s making you wake up at 7 a.m. to go watch extra film? What’s making me do something after practice? What’s really driving me? The fact that it gives them the opportunity to put that out loud on camera to me, teammates and other people, it makes it that much more powerful.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile the rapid-fire segment of “Z60” is lighthearted — backup quarterback Zack Mahoney joked about a time he broke three fingers in elementary school gym class — a significant chunk of the show is serious. Franklin asks about players’ backgrounds, motivators and role models. When he asks teammates about what drives them, many pause to think about it, before looking back to family or early life experiences.The show is a continuation of “Cam’s Cam,” a weekly segment by former Syracuse linebacker and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cameron Lynch. Franklin’s show has since taken off. His average viewership is nearly 1,000 hits on YouTube. The inaugural edition, with Dungey last fall, has nearly 2,000 hits.Franklin has yet to have a teammate turn down an interview request and players said many of their families are regular viewers. Franklin, a senior finance major, said he’s given an “abnormal” number of presentations, including in high school, church and for classes at SU. That prepared him to appear calm and smooth on camera while chatting with teammates. While he asks similar questions every time, each conversation goes in a different direction.“We have such a diversified locker room,” said junior linebacker Kielan Whitner, one of Franklin’s former guests. “Everybody brings a little something different.”last_img read more

Badgers win B1G against Nittany Lions

first_imgIt was epic first night of Big Ten hockey in Madison as the Wisconsin men’s hockey team stormed the ice Friday night, trouncing Penn State 7-1, which included one of the flashiest goals to grace the Kohl Center ice.Almost midway through the second period at the 8:46 mark, Joseph LaBate backhanded a shot on net from the left circle with PSU’s sophomore goaltender Michael Skoff making the initial save but kicking a rebound to Tyler Barnes on the doorstep. Instead of a quick one-timer Barnes netted a backhanded shot with his back to the net, sliding the puck between his legs past, giving UW its fourth goal of the night.“It was one of those goals where he showed his athleticism. He knew where the net was, knew where the goalie was and he didn’t see it go in,” head coach Mike Eaves said.UW (5-5-1, 1-2-0-0 Big Ten) started the game off strong with a pair of goals in the opening four minutes of play. A textbook two-on-one breakaway from the neutral zone led freshman forward Grant Besse to his fourth goal of the season off a pass from sophomore forwards Nic Kerdiles. Exactly one minute later senior defenseman Frankie Simonelli tallied Wisconsin’s second goal with a shot from the top of the left key to the top left corner of the net.PSU (3-8-1, 0-1-0-0 Big Ten) would not let the game get out of their hands so early and junior forward Tommy Olczyk made it a one-goal game 11:47 into the first period as the puck escaped from behind UW’s net to a wide open Olczyk in the slot.Badgers’ senior forward Michael Mersch made it a 3-1 game to begin the second period and PSU could not make a comeback against a solid performance by junior goaltender Joel Rumpel, who recorded 27 saves on the night to Skoff and goaltender PJ Musico’s combined 33 saves — as Musico entered the game following UW’s fifth goal from Kerdiles with 7 minutes 23 seconds remaining in the game.LaBate and junior Brandon Navin added two more to the scoreboard for the final seven-goal victory.For Eaves the inaugural home game of the new B1G conference was one of improvement throughout the game, feeling that despite the two early goals the team struggling in the opening period.“Our anxiety level was up. Our players wanted to play so well and didn’t. Just too many turnovers,” Eaves said regarding the start of play. “As the game went on we started to settle our play.”The Badgers and Nittany Lions will be back on the ice Saturday for game two of the series for a later game, as the puck is set to drop at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Bolt on two-day trial with Borussia Dortmund

first_imgUsain Bolt participated in his first training session with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on Friday and trained alongside Marco Reus and Mario Gotze in a two-day trial.Usain Bolt’s got game. (via @Bundesliga_EN)— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 24, 2018The retired sprinter has always harbored hopes of playing for Manchester United and was involved in an open training session with Dortmund’s first team.He was pictured training in the famous yellow and black colors of the Bundesliga club, enjoying a session with those that were not selected for international duty, including ex-Chelsea forward Andrew Schurrle.Bolt also trained with the South African team Mamelodi Sundowns in January and will participate in a charity match at old Trafford in June.Dortmund’s next game after the international break is against rival’s Bayern Munich on March 31.last_img read more