Representative Alison Clarkson, chair of the Legislative Council Committee, today announced the hiring of Luke Martland as the next Director and Chief Counsel of the Vermont Legislative Council. Martland has a decade of experience in New York state government, including leadership roles within the offices of the Attorney General and the Governor. ‘We are thrilled to have Luke join Legislative Council,’ said Rep. Clarkson. ‘He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be invaluable to legislators and his colleagues. We look forward to working with Luke in his new role.’As the head of the Vermont Legislative Council, Martland will oversee 52 full-time and session-only non-partisan legal, editorial, IT, and support staff. The position also requires Martland to make drafting assignments, provide legal advice to members, coordinate with other legislative offices, and act as the office’s spokesperson.‘Vermont’s citizen legislature is a gem in the American political process. The opportunity to work with such devoted citizen legislators and such a capable and enthusiastic non-partisan staff does not come often,’ Martland said. ‘I am very grateful to have been offered this job, and very eager to get started.’Martland is a graduate of Princeton University and Brooklyn Law School and has an extensive background in the fields of law and state government. He has served as Assistant Counsel to the Governor in New York, where he drafted legislation, executive orders and reviewed and approved regulations. Prior to his stint in the Governor’s Office, Martland was the first director of the Office of Sex Offender Management in the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. He has also served in roles as Section Chief and Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General’s office, and was an Assistant District Attorney in New York City. Martland has long had ties to Vermont. His family has owned a farm in Barnet for over 40 years. His first day on the job will be October 11th.
Rising equity markets lifted the fund’s total assets to a record level at the end of June, Svarva added.In the second half, the return on the equities portfolio was 4.7%, while the bond portfolio generated 2.2%, Folketrygdfondet reported.The pension fund has a strategic allocation of 60% in equities and 40% in bonds.The Norwegian equities market – the Oslo All Share index – rose by just 1.1% in the second quarter, according to data from Financial Express.“The Oslo Stock Exchange was marked by weak development in the energy and materials sectors, while development was positive for retail and consumer goods sectors,” Folketrygdfondet said in its report.But in other Nordic countries where the fund can invest, there was an overall increase of 9% in equities measured in Norwegian kroner, it said. Norway’s smaller domestic-focused sovereign wealth fund returned 3.7% in the first half, beating its benchmark by 0.2 percentage points.The NOK220.1bn (€23.7bn) Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN), the smaller domestic counterpart to the Government Pension Fund Global, recorded gains of NOK7.8bn in the first half of 2017, according to the fund’s manager Folketrygdfondet.The fund – which invests 85% of assets in Norway and the rest elsewhere in the Nordic region – outperformed its benchmark in this period even though in the second quarter its return fell 0.1 percentage points short of the benchmark, the data showed.Olaug Svarva, chief executive of Folketrygdfondet, said: “We see that fresh growth in the world economy, better earnings in the business sector and optimism on financial markets has raised the value of the portfolio.” read more
RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years The 2019/20 Serie A season will have its 11th round this weekend from November 2 to 4, 2019, with viewers on DStv and GOtv set to be enthralled by the quality of football from Italy’s top division.DStv Family customers have a boosted offering of Serie A and will see all the matches, while Access customers will be able to catch two games a week.GOtv Max and GOtv Plus customers will enjoy our coverage of the best action from Italy.The pick of Serie A matches from the weekend is the Turin derby between Torino and Juventus from Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night.The mutual enmity runs deep between these teams and Torino would love nothing more than to put a dent in Juve’s hopes of winning yet another Scudetto.The Bianconeri, however, boast a 10-game unbeaten streak against their cross-city rivals across all competitions, with Il Toro last claiming a win in a derby back in April 2015.Another mouth-watering Serie A clash is the round opener in which Roma will host Napoli in the ‘Eternal City’ on Saturday afternoon.The Neapolitans claimed an emphatic 4-1 win in their last trip to face the Giallorossi and will fancy their chances of a repeat performance as they aim to challenge for a place in the upper reaches of the log.A further title contender for SuperSport viewers to enjoy is Internazionale, as Antonio Conte takes his Nerazzurri side to Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Saturday evening.The Rossoblu beat Sampdoria 2-1 in their last home clash but will need to raise their game for the visit of the Milanese giants.Yet another potential thriller for DStv subscribers to enjoy is the clash between unpredictable teams Milan and Lazio from the San Siro on Sunday night.The teams’ last six meetings across all competitions have produced just four goals – so this rivalry is very much due a loosening of the defensive mindset and hopefully this clash will be one in which the net is rippled several times.Also in action this Serie A round is an intriguing clash between Fiorentina and Parma, Atalanta looking to overcome surprise package Cagliari, and a Monday night battle between SPAL and Sampdoria.FixturesNovember 23pm: Roma v Napoli – LIVE on SuperSport 8 & Select 56pm: Bologna v Internazionale – LIVE on SuperSport 8 & Select 58:45pm: Torino v Juventus – LIVE on SuperSport 8/SuperSport 10 & Select 2/Select 5November 312:30pm: Atalanta v Cagliari – LIVE on SuperSport 8/SuperSport 10 & Select 2/Select 53pm: Genoa v Udinese – LIVE on SuperSport 8 & Select 53pm: Lecce v Sassuolo – Delaye on SuperSport 8 & Select 5 at 23:456pm: Fiorentina v Parma – LIVE on SuperSport 8 & Select 58:45pm: Milan v Lazio – LIVE on SuperSport 8 & Select 5November 48:45pm: SPAL v Sampdoria – LIVE on SuperSport 8/SuperSport 10 & Select 2/Select 5.Tags: JuventusSerie ATorino read more
Submit StumbleUpon Bertrand MeheutFrench state-owned racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has moved to restructure its senior executive leadership team, confirming the appointments of Cyril Linette as new Group Chief Executive, supported by Bertrand Meheut as Group Chairman.The executive appointments have been approved by the PMU’s governance stakeholders of France Galop (racetrack operator), LeTROT French racing’s governing body and the French Ministry of Agriculture.The leadership duo has previously worked together at French TV broadcaster Canal Plus, where Bertrand Meheut served as long-term Executive Chairman (2003-2015).One of French sports most recognisable figureheads, Cyril Linette takes PMU leadership having most recently served as Director General of leading French sports media publisher l’Equipe Francais.French news sources report that Linette and Meheut have been tasked with reviving PMU’s stagnant performance and product offering within an evolving French betting marketplace.In 2018, the PMU is set to undertake a revamp of its betting systems and group retail network.“The goal set for this new direction is to accelerate the revival of activity and brand on the core business of the PMU through the conquest of new customers, products and service innovation, the consolidation of its physical network and the international development of betting on French races.” The PMU detailed in its market update. Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 read more
The Spanish FC Real Madrid plans to bring the next summer Asmir Begović instead of Iker Casillas to the club. According to the English press, they are already working on bringing the Stoke’s goalkeeper and B&H footballer to the club.Casillas was replaced as a goalkeeper by David De Geae from Manchester, and doesn’t really have a bright future at Santiago Bernabe.Barcelona, the strongest Real Madrid’s rival, also wanted Begović in the team but finally gave up that idea.On the other side, the Stoke’s owner, Peter Coates, hopes to extend with this 27 years old footballer the contract which expires in two years.After seven rounds in the English championship, Stoke is 15th on the list and has 8 points.(Source: Klix)