first_imgFirst State Super Pension fund Pension fund AAA N/A US The Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP 4 AAA Local Government Super (LGS) Pension fund 8 7,121 Pension fund UK 3 25,501 AAA AAA 37,500 AustralianSuper Fjärde AP-Fonden (AP4) UK A Pension fund AAA 39,349 Pension fund AAA AAA New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Pension fund 184,500 France Pensionskassernes Administration A/S (PKA) 10,443 10= AAA A 7 9 12 AAA AAA 5 AAA 71,575 Pension fund AAA Netherlands Pension fund AAA AA AAA Pension fund Sweden Etablissement de retraite additionnelle de la Fonction Publique (ERAFP) AAA Australia Source: AODPThe most significant change was a 52% increase in asset owners falling into the CCC-C bucket, which the AODP describes as “indicating many more are acknowledging and more importantly taking action on managing climate risk in their portfolios”.There was a 29% increase in asset owners rated A and above, which the AOPD referred to as leaders.In the 2016 edition, 12 asset owners achieved the highest score, AAA, a 33% increase.The highest-rated asset owner in the 2016 index is the UK’s Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF), followed by Australia’s Local Government Super and Sweden’s AP4, which had not made the cut for the AAA category last year.The AODP noted that 26% of the EAPF’s portfolio was in low-carbon assets, the highest in the index.Other new entrants in the AAA category are the Church Commissioners for England endowment fund and AustralianSuper.Big jumps were made by Swedish pension fund AMF and the UK’s Greater Manchester Pension Fund, which each leapfrogged more than 100 of their peers to move from D to A.The leader that fell the most places in the index was Norwegian insurance company KLP, ranked 19th in the 2016 index, down from second the previous year.By country, Sweden is top of the index, followed by Norway and Australia.France was fourth place, with three funds in the Top 20 for the first time. Government-controlled Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation and national pension reserve fund FRR jumped to an AA score, from CC and B, respectively.Three of the seven countries that dominate the global pensions market failed to make the Top 10 in the AODP’s country index: Canada (11th), Switzerland (14th) and Japan (25th).The 10 biggest X-rated funds include insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East and Asia and US pension fund Thrift Savings Plan.AODP chief executive Julian Poulter said: “Climate-change risk is now a mainstream issue for institutional investors, and last year has seen many significantly step up their action to manage this.“However, only a handful are protecting their portfolios from the very real danger of stranded assets, and it is shocking nearly half the world’s biggest investors are doing nothing at all to mitigate climate risk.” 1 Pension fund AA 391,400 Denmark 301,863 AAA 2 Andra AP-Fonden (AP2) Sweden 6 3,956 The world’s 500 biggest investors – pension funds, insurers, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and endowments – are evaluated on three main approaches to climate risk: risk management; engagement with investee companies and other “stakeholders throughout the investment chain”; and investment in low-carbon assets.The 2016 index covers investors with $38trn (€33trn) of assets under management (AUM).The assessment is done on the basis of direct disclosures and publicly available information.The AODP said one-fifth (97) of the 500 investors were taking tangible action to mitigate climate change risk, and that another 157 “are taking the first steps”.This corresponds to rankings from AAA to C, with the 157 figure capturing those rated D.Nearly half of the investors in the index remain in the X category, with no evidence they are taking any action, according to the AODP.The number of asset owners rated X grew from 232 to 246 since the 2015 index, with $14trn in AUM.Top 12 Asset Owners Asset Owner2016 Rating2015 RatingAUM $mTypeCountry Endowment Australia 36,718 Australia AAA 31,315 Nearly half of the world’s 500 biggest investors have still not revealed any evidence to indicate they are taking action to mitigate climate risk, according to a ranking of institutional investors produced by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP).The not-for-profit campaign group has for the fourth time produced its Global Climate 500 Index, which ranks institutional investors on how well they manage climate risk.The scoring is on a letter-based system, from AAA to C and then D and X, the latter two categories being for what the AODP refers to as “bystanders” and “laggards”, respectively.The 2016 edition of the index differs from previous years in that the AODP “no longer scores purely for transparency or commitments” but requires “evidence of tangible action”. Church Commissioners for England US AAA 10= AAAlast_img read more

first_imgILOILO City –For possessing unlicensed gun, a man was arrested in Barangay Pudpud, Miag-ao,Iloilo. He was detainedin the lockup cell of the Miag-ao municipal police station. Charges for violation of Republic Act 10591, orthe Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act will be filed against Facurib./PN A .38-caliberrevolver and a 22-caliber gun with several live bullets were seized from22-year-old Jemark Facurib, a police report showed. center_img Facurib’sapprehension was staged on the strength of a search warrant around 4:30 p.m. onFeb. 2, it added. last_img read more

first_imgAll charges against Jerica Leanne Ramos and Jerina Louise Ramos – daughters of Emily Yanson – who were included in the complaint against the Yanson 4, were dismissed, too, by the investigating state prosecutor.Lawyers of the Yanson 4 asked how their clients were indicted for qualified theft of property owned by VTI when they were incumbent operating officers and comprise its Board of Directors. The validity of this finding will also be questioned before the courts and the DOJ.The dismissal of these criminal complaints against the Yanson 4 came on the heels of an earlier dismissal of another set of criminal cases against them for arbitrary detention, grave threats, grave coercion, among others, also by the DOJ./PN BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Citing insufficiency of evidence and lack of merit, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed carnapping charges filed against Roy Yanson, Ricardo Yanson Jr., Emily Yanson, and Celina Yanson-Lopez, or the so-called “Yanson 4.”Assistant State Prosecutor Eric Opriasa, acting city prosecutor-Bacolod City, signed the order dated June 8 for the dismissal of the charge.In a statement, Atty. Carlo Joaquin Narvasa, one the Yanson 4’s legal counsel, said the carnapping case for 55 buses of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) filed against his clients were junked due to “dearth of evidence” and the lack of unlawful taking as the buses were voluntarily parked by their drivers in the premises of Dynamic Builders, which is owned by one of the Yanson 4 siblings.He pointed out that drivers simply parked their bus units inside the premises of Dynamic Builders on the premise that it would be safe in the said place due to the chaotic takeover which took place between the faction of Leo Rey Yanson and those supporting his clients.The dismissed charges included those filed against the spouse and children of the Yanson 4: Margarethe Rose, Riana Micole, and Christopher Olric Yanson, who were directors of Dynamic Builders.Aside from the carnapping raps, the charges of grave coercion against Roy, Emily Yanson, Ma. Lourdes Celina Lopez, Rose, Riana Micole, and Christopher Yanson were also dismissed as “no sufficient evidence was established by complainant” against them.Ricardo Yanson Jr. was, however, indicted for alleged grave coercion and violation of the Public Service Act, and Emily Yanson for alleged falsification and perjury, both of which their lawyers would continue to question before the Secretary of Justice and exhaust all available legal remedies.Meanwhile, the charge of possession of explosives under Republic Act No. 9516 was also dismissed in its entirety by the DOJ as the Yanson 4 “were neither in physical or constructive possession of the items recovered.”Concurrently, the charges against the Yanson 4 for robbery by the use of force upon things, possession of picklock or similar tools were likewise dismissed by the DOJ.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:09 (IST) TOSS: Delhi Capitals opt to bowl  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Toss is just 20 minutes away now! How excited are you?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12 runs off the first over! 6 needed off the last over! And…that’s FOUR! Nikhil gets lucky on the first ball there!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack. Interestingly, he hasn’t been able to pick wicket this season! Will he break the jinx today?  20:09 (IST) That’s a moment in the game! Russell on the ground! Will he be able to play further?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Prithvi Shaw is now playing with the bowlers and of course the fielders. Even Pant has been doing a good thing to give Shaw strike as much as possible. After 16 overs, it’s 152/2. 00:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals players are out in the middle. Lynn is joined with a new partner Nikhil Naik! HERE WE GO!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Ball 2: Yorker. Much needed dot ball from Capitals’ point of view! 00:11 (IST) 00:14 (IST) Ball 1: Just one run down to the mid-wicket by Pant 19:10 (IST) 23:50 (IST) Rabada will bowl the over for Delhi Capitals! Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna WICKET: This is Rishabh Pant’s wicket. Is there anything, he can’t do? Flies to his left and plucks this one with his left glove. Another failure for Lynn! Yes, Dinesh Karthik will open with Andre Russell! 22:46 (IST) New Delhi: We have witnessed a crackerjack of an encounter between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders and one will have to say that both the team didn’t give an inch to the other and eventually the game went to super over. Kolkata Knight Riders had lost five quick wickets up front but Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik had some other plans and scored 185 runs on the board. Delhi Capitals, while chasing lost Shikhar Dhawan early in the innings but Shreyas Iyer along with star-sensation Prithvi Shaw which made the team look in a strong position. Shaw’s 99 made the target look not so competitive. However, just when Shaw departed, Kolkata came well in the last over, pulling off a super over clash. In Super Over, it was Shreyas Iyer’s team who held their nerves better and upstaged Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 runs in a nail-biting clash at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.  LIVE SCORECARD Okay, so Delhi Capitals players are out in the middle. It’s still a mystery as who will join Russell. Is it Dinesh Karthik?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:02 (IST) Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Second wicket for Harshal Patel. Wickets tumbling for KKR here.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:26 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:01 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Robbie was looking good but will have to depart. Tried to flick the ball onto the on side but couldn’t. Struck right in front! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:25 (IST) 21:56 (IST) Robin Uthappa comes to the crease!  19:59 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Kolkata Knight Riders is in absolute trouble here. Russell and Karthik trying to repair the innings. After 12 overs, it’s 90/5.  Shikhar Dhawan is the first to depart. He was looking deadly dangerous for his 16 runs but just couldn’t continue. After 5 overs, it’s 33/1.  19:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:34 (IST) Ball 6: Pant just couldn’t end on high! Delhi finish with 10 runs. Target: 11 Harshal Patel comes into the attack now. For KKR to do well, Lynn and Robbie need to stick to the wicket and play decently here. After 5.3 overs, it’s 31/1. 00:13 (IST) 23:48 (IST) WICKET: What did we see here! Vihari OUT! 2 still needed off one ball! 21:11 (IST) ALERT: Captain stands when the side needed him most! 17th IPL fifty for him! That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the next game. Till then, Tada! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Oh no, dear! Oh no! Prithvi Shaw gets out on 99. What an innings that was! 3 needed off 3 balls! 7 off 15 balls for Nikhil! Feeling the pressure?  00:08 (IST) DROPPED! Just don’t look towards Shubman Gill. Just don’t!  23:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Teams: WICKET: Shreyas Iyer was looking good. He hammered the ball all around the ground but in the end, fell just short of well deserved fifty! 20:34 (IST) 00:16 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 50-run partnership between Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik.  Ball 2: Shreyas Iyer on strike. FOUR down the fine leg region!  23:59 (IST) And it’s SUPER OVER! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:43 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:37 (IST) 21:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: KKR sink further! 5 Down!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:00 (IST) Both sides lost their review in less than 4 overs! 20:06 (IST) Kolkata Knight Riders 185/8 in 20 overs (Andre Russell 62, Harshal Patel 2/40) 22:59 (IST) 23:15 (IST) WICKET: Rishabh Pant tried to finish early and gets out! Kuldeep gets first wicket of this season! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Incenter_img 21:43 (IST) 23:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ball 1: Just a flick onto the on side and FOUR! Russell continues his dream run! Onto it and.. way she goes! That’s Delhi Capitals’ skipper for you! SIX! 50-run partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw! 23:53 (IST) 23:47 (IST) 20:01 (IST) 00:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In ALERT: Prithvi Shaw gets to his third IPL fifty! 23:58 (IST) 50 up for Delhi Capitals! Ball 5: Another short ball from Prasidh and Pant couldn’t time it. 2 runs more.  21:08 (IST) 20:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Excellent over by Sandeep Lamichhane, just one off the over! After 2 overs, it’s 13/0.  23:40 (IST) IPL 2019: First Super Over of season between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Run out on the last ball. Even then, KKR finish on a high. A good score to defend.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:04 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 2 needed off 2 balls! Can we witness a super over here? Super Over: The players are out in the middle. Kolkata Knight Riders will field first! Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will open for Delhi Capitals here! 21:37 (IST) 22:33 (IST) Andre Russell continues his superlative form. Just wow. Not much to say. He is doing this on a regular basis! Fifth 50 from him. He is in some form! After 17 overs, it’s 145/5.  00:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set from another crackerjack of a game between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi Capitals started off their Indian Premier League campaign with a won under their belt at Wankhede Stadium. However, in the first home game, the team just couldn’t capitalize and lost to Chennai Super Kings. Kolkata, on the other hand, has won their first two games. Both games were played at Eden Gardens and this remains to be seen how they perform outside their own den.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Andre Russell is coming to bat! Good news for every KKR fan! 00:06 (IST) 23:03 (IST) WICKET: Struck right in front and Nikhil departs! He was never there, to be honest!  150 up for Delhi Capitals! 21:49 (IST) The rebuilding phase has just begun and one will have to say that a lot depends on how Pant and Shreyas Iyer play here! After 14 overs, it’s 132/2. Ball 5: Just one run ! 20:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:43 (IST) 21:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Prithvi Shaw is on 99!  22:40 (IST) Shaw is just 19 runs away from registering his first IPL hundred!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:55 (IST) 23:37 (IST) Superb shot by Prithvi Shaw! Looking really positive! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:17 (IST) Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer smashed the ball right up! Will have to go back to the pavilion! First wicket down for Delhi Capitals! 20:39 (IST) 20:16 (IST) 100 up for Kolkata Knight Riders!  Chawla starts his innings with a huge six over mid-wicket. After 18.2, it’s 163/6.  22:52 (IST) 3 needed off 4 balls! Ball 3: Knocked him over! Russell departs! My word! Rabada has done it for Capitals!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:31 (IST) Ball 6: Just 1 run! And Delhi Capitals win! What an over Rabada has bowled here! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:47 (IST) WICKET: Finally smiles in Delhi camp. Dangerous Russell OUT! Morris pitches it short and Russell tried to deposit in the stands. However, he gets a top-edge and straight into the hands of the fielder.  19:10 (IST) 23:49 (IST) 00:15 (IST) Delhi Capitals has made four changes.  Finally, 50 up for Kolkata Knight Riders. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:03 (IST) RESULT: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a super over clash  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:28 (IST) Ball 4: Just a single down to third man region! 23:47 (IST) The powerplay has been evenly matched. Shikhar departed early, but even then the team came back strongly. After 6 overs, it’s 45/1. 22:38 (IST) Ball 4: Prithvi Shaw comes to the crease! But Pant was on strike. He smashed the ball over the cover fielder and will fetch 2 runs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Inlast_img read more

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBethune-Cookman (12-12, 6-4) vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (3-21, 2-7)William P Hytche Athletic Center, Princess Anne, Maryland; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: MEAC foes meet as Bethune-Cookman squares off against Maryland Eastern Shore. Both teams last played this past Monday. Bethune-Cookman won easily 87-68 at home against Howard, while Maryland Eastern Shore is coming off of a 68-67 overtime loss at Coppin State. VETERAN PRESENCE: Both of these teams have relied heavily on their seniors this year. AJ Cheeseman, Da’Shawn Phillip and Ahmad Frost have combined to account for 36 percent of Maryland Eastern Shore’s scoring this season and 49 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Bethune-Cookman, Isaiah Bailey, Cletrell Pope, Malik Maitland, Wali Parks and Leon Redd have combined to account for 70 percent of all Bethune-Cookman scoring, including 74 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.RAMPING IT UP: The Hawks have scored 59.8 points per game and allowed 67.4 points per game across nine conference games. Those figures both represent moves in the right direction from the 66.5 points scored and 76.4 points allowed per game to non-conference opponents.BRILLIANT BAILEY: Bailey has connected on 29.5 percent of the 44 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 10 over his last five games. He’s also converted 78.3 percent of his foul shots this season.YET TO WIN: The Wildcats are 0-6 when they score 65 points or fewer and 12-6 when they exceed 65 points. The Hawks are 0-21 when they fail to score more than 67 points and 3-0 on the season, otherwise.COLD SPELL: Maryland Eastern Shore has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 55.7 points while giving up 72.DID YOU KNOW: Bethune-Cookman has attempted 23.4 free throws per game this season, the 15th-highest rate in the country. Maryland Eastern Shore has gotten to the line far less frequently and is averaging only 14 foul shots per game (ranked 286th, nationally). Associated Press February 13, 2020center_img BCU, UMES meet in conference play ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

first_img March 7, 2020 Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership could play a big role in the outcome of this game. . For Central Michigan, Kevin McKay, David DiLeo, Dallas Morgan and Rob Montgomery have collectively accounted for 64 percent of all Central Michigan scoring.CREATING OFFENSE: Jason Preston has either made or assisted on 69 percent of all Ohio field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has accounted for 23 field goals and 25 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Central Michigan is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 67 points and 14-9 when scoring at least 67.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Bobcats are 7-0 when they record 10 or more steals and 9-15 when they fall shy of that mark. The Chippewas are 5-0 when turning the ball over eight times or fewer and 9-17 when the team exceeds that total.DID YOU KNOW: Central Michigan is ranked first among MAC teams with an average of 78.7 points per game.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 9 seed Central Michigan (14-17, 7-11) vs. No. 8 seed Ohio (16-15, 8-10)Mid-American Conference Tourney First Round, Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio; Monday, 11 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Central Michigan is set to face Ohio in the first round of the MAC tourney. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Feb. 18, when Central Michigan made just four 3-pointers on 22 attempts while the Bobcats hit 13 of 27 from deep en route to an eight-point victory. C. Michigan meets Ohio in MAC tourneylast_img read more

first_imgMacki Alvarez-Mena, who graduated from the Iovine and Young Academy in 2018, is the first alumnus to have a full apparel and accessory line sold at the USC Bookstore. Her line will be sold in the store and online until Aug 25. (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) A year later, that suggestion became a reality.  Alvarez-Mena is the first student to have her own clothing and stationery line in the USC Bookstore. The collection will be available at the store and online until Aug. 25. James said he noticed Alvarez-Mena’s work after seeing social media filters she had created while working as a graphic design intern for USC Athletics.  Darren James, the director of retail for USC Auxiliary Services, helped Alvarez-Mena throughout the process. From buying the products her designs would be printed on to working on the bookstore’s marketing campaign for the line, James wanted to involve Alavarez-Mena in the process in any way he could. Alvarez-Mena wants her line to make new and returning students feel the excitement of coming to USC’s campus for the first time whenever they wear and see her clothing designs. One resource at USC for Alvarez-Mena was Elissa Grossman, a professor of clinical entrepreneurship and the director of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, who first met Alvarez-Mena in a freshman innovation class. “They gave me so much and not in the sense of direct resources,” Alarvarez-Mena said. “Just everything we learned — the passion or mentality, the diligence to get up and do some things and make something out of it was incredible.” This article has been updated to reflect the proper name of Macki Alvarez-Mena. A previous version referred to her as Macki Alvarez-Nena. “The brand has a very specific feel to it, a very traditional feel to it,” James said. “[It] is very unusual to come across artwork that really looks at the brand from a different perspective, and you can see that through the social media filters that she created.” “That was the whole point of me going to the Academy … to gain it all, the knowledge and the resources that I didn’t have as a 12-year-old in order to make it a legitimate business,” Alvarez-Mena said. “I’m just thrilled that everyone at USC is beginning to get a glimpse of what Macki is able to accomplish,” Grossman wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. center_img Walking into the USC Bookstore, visitors are typically met with a sea of cardinal and gold Trojan apparel from big-name brands like Nike and Heritage Apparel. Now, a new display featuring playful apparel and creative stationery designed by recent USC graduate Macki Alvarez-Mena is taking center stage at the store.  Currently, Alvarez-Mena is in the entrepreneurial stage of Macki and Company and continues to market her clothing to 7 to 12-year-old girls. The goal of Alvarez-Mena’s company remains the same as it was over a decade ago: She wants to provide young girls with the products and resources that she didn’t have when she was their age.  James hopes more USC students will continue to add creativity to the USC brand — he said the bookstore hopes to begin hosting “Pitch Day” events to give students from across campus the chance to pitch product ideas for the bookstore and receive feedback. During her time at USC, Alvarez-Mena, a graduate of the Iovine and Young Academy, was approached by fellow Kappa Kappa Gamma member Jenny Nelson after Alvarez-Mena created a line of apparel for the sorority. Her sorority sister, who worked at the bookstore, suggested Alvarez-Mena design clothing for the  bookstore.  Alvarez-Mena put this endeavor, called Macki and Company, on hold during high school but always knew she wanted to return to designing clothing. Being a student in IYA provided her with the resources and time to fully dedicate herself to her company. “She cares deeply about the world and is tremendously innovative about how she wants to effect positive change,” Grossman wrote. For over a decade, Alvarez-Mena has known that she wanted to work in creative industries, such as design and business. When she was 12 years old, the IYA graduate started a children’s brand in her hometown of Miami, where she sold hand-painted canvas bags with original designs. Alvarez-Mena cites her time at the Iovine and Young Academy as being instrumental not only in the creation of her clothing line, but also in her post-graduation plans with Macki and Company.  “It was really special to share that [feeling] with everyone who I went to school with, and that for them to understand it, for them to get it,” Alvarez-Mena said. “To be able to give back to [a] school that we love so much and share it with my friends and family is the biggest thing for me.”last_img read more

first_img At the culmination of its second consecutive year as sponsor and passionate supporter of the Bobby Moore Fund’s Football Shirt Friday, William Hill CEO, Philip Bowcock presented the England idol’s widow, Stephanie Moore a cheque for just over £24,000.Bowcock described it as a ‘privilege’ to sponsor the initiative, which has raised over £120,000 in total towards funding life-saving bowel cancer research. Not only did William Hill raise £5,000 more than it did last year for the cause, but it also used its vast amount of shops nationwide to raise awareness for the illness, that takes the life of 44 people every day in Britain alone.  Bowcock told SBC: “Our partnership with the Fund is also particularly significant in delivering important health messaging surrounding bowel cancer to our customers and colleagues across the communities where we are based.“Together with the Fund we are looking to increase raise awareness of the disease and encourage our customers and colleagues to seek help from their GP if they spot that something is not right for them.”Bowcock added: “In terms of future plans nothing is concrete yet but we will be continuing our partnership with them in 2018. Also, 40 colleagues from the company will be volunteering at one of the Autumn Internationals at Wembley next month, running a bucket collection to help the charity raise funds.”The fund was started by Stephanie Moore MBE in 1993, after the illness sadly took the life of her World Cup winning husband, since the the formation of the Bobby Moore Fund, a commendable £23.5million has been raised for research. Moore said: “William Hill has once again really got behind our Football Shirt Friday campaign to raise vital funds and also awareness of bowel cancer. I’d like to say thank you to all William Hill colleagues and customers who donated to raise such a fantastic sum to bring forward the day when bowel cancer is cured.” Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share Submit William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020last_img read more

first_imgPublic Relations Officer for Accra Hearts of Oak, Kwame Opare Addo, has urged club supporters to disregard allegations made against them by the Technical Director of Inter Allies, Willie Klutse.The technical director had hinted foul play in their 3-2 defeat against Hearts but Opare Addo believes Klutse is trying to find excuses for their defeat.“I don’t understand why Willie Klutse is blaming Kwame Baah for their loss against us,” Opare told Asempa Sports“I am urging our supporters to stay away from what Willie Klutse is saying because we know we did not pay any bribe to their goalkeeper and I want to say it on authority that no official member of Hearts of Oak approached Kwame Baah to give him a bribe,’ he added. According to him, the jersey their keeper wore was not the one they presented at the pre-match conference so the fourth official told him to change it before they start the second half.“If you blame the goalkeeper, you are wrong because he was not the one who went for the pre-match conference but rather you blame the team manager for the wrong thing that happened,” Opare explained. Kwame Opare Addo said, “They want to frustrate us with their shambolic performance but we are very much focused on a team and nothing will distract us from reaching our goal.” Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

first_imgMiralem Pjanic will sign a new contract with Juventus soon and thus become the fourth highest-paid player in Series A, as reported by Italian Sky Sports.Pjanic’s current contract with Juventus is valid until 2021, but the leaders of the club want to keep the representative of BiH even longer, and they offered him a new, more generous contract, which will last until 2023.It was noted that Pjanic’s earnings will amount to 6.5 million EUR a year, and only Paulo Dybala (7), Gonzalo Higuain (8.5) and unbeaten Cristiano Ronaldo (30) have higher salaries than him.Edin Dzeko earns 4.5 million EUR a year in Roma, just like Napole’s duo Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens. The captain of Inter Mauro Icardi earns 5 million EUR, Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) 5.5 million EUR, while Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan) and Douglas Costa (Juventus) earn 6 million EUR.(Source: read more