Lesley-Ann Morgan, SchrodersSchroders – Lesley-Ann Morgan has been appointed head of multi-asset strategy at the UK-listed asset manager, effective today.In the newly-created role, Morgan will be responsible for Schroders’ global multi-asset client relationships and “strategic partnerships”, and will work alongside global head of multi-asset investments Johanna Kyrklund.Morgan joined Schroders in 2011 from Willis Towers Watson and was most recently the asset manager’s global head of retirement and defined contribution. This role will be taken on by Neil Walton, head of investment solutions.Robeco – The €167bn asset manager has hired Ed Collinge as global head of insurance strategy, a newly created role. He joins from Invesco where he was in charge of the company’s European institutional insurance team.Collinge will work with Robeco’s teams based around the world to develop investment strategies for the company’s insurance clients.Before joining Invesco, Collinge led the global insurance solutions team at JP Morgan Asset Management, and he has held senior insurance investment roles at Legal & General and Lehman Brothers.AMX – Willis Towers Watson’s asset management platform has hired Aaron Overy as head of client and manager development. He joins from Northern Trust where he was senior vice president of asset management.The company, which offers ready-built back office systems and services to hedge funds and boutique managers, has also hired Celia Larkin from Standard Life Aberdeen as manager development director, and Elaine Russell from Mercer as senior client service manager.AMX was launched two years ago and has nearly $7bn (€6.2bn) of assets, according to the company.MEAG Munich Ergo – The German asset manager has appointed Wolfgang Wente as a managing director with responsibility for real estate. He will join the firm on 1 March 2019.Wente has worked at MEAG since 2006, and previously ran money for both insurance group Munich Re and for Ergo Trust, both of which combined to form the €251bn asset manager MEAG.Avida International – Karin Roeloffs has started work at the asset management consultancy group as an associate adviser.She was previously head of Mercer’s Netherlands team, a position she held for seven years. She has also worked at APG Asset Management, where she led the team of client portfolio managers, and at ABN Amro, where she held various positions in the investment banking and asset management parts of the business.Investment 20/20 – The Investment Association, the trade body for UK asset managers, has expanded the scope of its Investment20/20 project aimed at attracting a more diverse range of young people into the sector.The project has now signed up 21 universities across England, many of which it said were at the top of a ranking for social inclusion. SEI, Standard Life Aberdeen, APG, Insticube, SSGA, Morningstar, Dutch Pensions Ombudsman, Russell Investments, Schroders, Robeco, AMX, MEAG, Avida, Investment20/20SEI – Patrick Disney is to retire from the fiduicary management specialist at the end of March 2019 after nearly 20 years at SEI. Ian Love will take over Disney’s role as head of institutional for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Disney will continue to work in an advisory role for SEI, the company said.Disney joined the company in 1999 from Morgan Grenfell, part of Deutsche Asset Management. He helped set up SEI’s London office and establish the company in the UK’s fiduciary and master trust markets.Love has worked for SEI for 15 years and directly with Disney for six years in the institutional business. SEI has also appointed Charles Marandu as head of client strategy for EMEA and Asia, succeeding Nigel Down who is also retiring.Standard Life Aberdeen – The parent company to Aberdeen Standard Investments has named Sir Douglas Flint as a non-executive director and its next chairman. Sir Douglas joins the board effective today, and will succeed Sir Gerry Grimstone as chairman on 1 January.Sir Douglas was group chairman of HSBC Holdings from 2010 to 2017, having previously been the bank’s group finance director and chief financial officer. He chaired the Institute of International Finance for four years and currently chairs the board of technology company IP Group. He is also a special envoy to China on behlaf of the UK treasury department, focusing on China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.Sir Gerry has chaired Standard Life Aberdeen – and Standard Life before its merger last year – for 11 years. He oversaw the merger with Aberdeen Asset Management and its shift from an insurance company to one of Europe’s biggest investment companies.APG – The €485bn asset manager and pensions provider APG has appointed Francine van Dierendonck as the fifth member of its executive board as of 1 November.She will be responsible for member and employer services, a new position created to support the expected changes to the role of members and employers in an expected new pensions system. Key elements of the new portfolio include providing information, advice and support, and she will also be responsible for innovation and ventures.Van Dierendonck joins from webshop Xenos, where she was chief executive for the past two years. She started her career as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting, and has worked as marketing director at eBay, senior director for digital strategy at Philips, and chief commercial officer and chief investment officer at Etam Group.Insticube – Asset manager research platform Insticube has hired Jan Kehrbaum as head of technology and product development. He joined the company last month, and will oversee the development of its databases for managers for use by asset owner subscribers.Kehrbaum spent several years working on quantitative trading studies, and later was in charge of product development in the capital markets divisions of a number of banks and investment boutiques. He also worked for more than 15 years as a partner at consulting groups KPMG and EY, advising asset managers, banks and insurers.Insticube is a pan-European research platform for asset owners to rate and assess their asset managers, and is supported by IPE.In addition, Insticube has hired Chelsie Doyle from investment consultant bfinance as head of business development for the UK and Ireland. She will be the Munich-headquartered company’s first UK-based employee.State Street Global Advisors – SSGA has hired Jeremy Rideau as head of liability-driven investments (LDI) for its fixed income, cash and currency team in EMEA. He was previously head of solutions fund management at Legal & General Investment Management.In this newly created role, Rideau will be responsible for managing LDI portfolios and developing new strategies, SSGA said.Morningstar – The investment research house has appointed Mark Roomans as head of EMEA. He is currently CEO for Morningstar in the UK, and has worked for the company since moving from JP Morgan Asset Management in 2001.During his 17-year career at Morningstar Roomans has held a number of senior positions, including CEO of Morningstar in Australia, Spain and Switzerland at various points, and chief operating officer of Morningstar Europe. He also helped set up the company’s offices in several countries in South America.Daniel Dunn, the company’s chief revenue officer, said Morningstar wanted to “link our regional markets with our global functions and business lines” as it plotted a global growth strategy. The research firm bought 40% of ESG data provider Sustainalytics last year, and the start of October it struck an agreement with consultancy group Mercer to create a manager research platform. Dutch Pensions Ombudsman – The Dutch Social and Economic Council (SER) has appointed Henriëtte de Lange as the new ombudsman for pensions, to act as an independent intermediator for disputes about the implementation of pension funds’ rule books. She will succeed Piet Keizer, who has been in the job since 2003.De Lange’s powers will be extended, allowing her to also name pension funds as well as conducting independent investigations. Her appointment is for a five-year period, with the option of an extension for another five years. The ombudsman handles 600 complaints annually on average.Currently, De Lange is chair of the €138m pension fund HaskoningDHV as well as a member of the supervisory boards of PDN, the €7bn scheme of chemicals firm DSM, and the €537m sector pension fund for the wood-processing sector. She will step down from these positions later this year.In 2004, De Lange was one of the founders of Stichting Pensioenkijker, a foundation aimed at making pensions comprehensible to consumers, and remained its spokesperson for seven years. The Dutch Pensions Federation praised De Lange for her “great ability to empathise with pension fund participants, to translate complicated pension issues into clear communication as well as to solve problems”.Russell Investments – The US asset management giant has named Jennifer McPeek as chief financial officer, the fourth senior management addition Russell has made this year.McPeek was previously CFO and chief operating and strategy officer at Janus Henderson Investors in the US. She joined Janus in 2009 from ING where she was head of strategic planning.Over the summer, Russell brought in Rick Smirl as COO, Bob Hostetter as head of product strategy and development, and Gene Raffone as chief human resources officer.
Ray White Broadbeach Waters principal Mitch Palmer said the slight improvement was a good sign.“The fact that the number of properties selling at a profit has increased is a sign the market is heading in the same direction,” he said.“If you want to buy, get in now because prices will start to go on the rise.” More sellers are profiting on the sale of their Gold Coast homes.MORE homeowners are pocketing extra cash on the sale of their Gold Coast properties, new research reveals.CoreLogic’s latest Pain and Gain report shows more properties sold at a profit in the June quarter compared to the first three months of the year, jumping from 2333 to 2375.However, the number of properties that sold at a loss remained the same at 325.An increased number of sales during the period meant the proportion of profit making resales increased from 87.8 per cent to 88 per cent while loss making resales dropped from 12.2 per cent to 12.The report showed the Glitter Strip was one of many major coastal regions across the country to improve. The same number of properties sold at a loss in the first and second quarter of the year.“Most of the major coastal markets across the country that have been analysed have seen their share of resales at a loss decrease over the June 2019 quarter,” the report said.“As a result of these conditions, in most of the regions resale losses generally remain at quite low levels with Bunbury (30.3 per cent) and Cairns (24.8 per cent) the clear exceptions. “The proportion of homes resold at a loss decreased over the quarter in Illawarra, Richmond-Tweed, Bunbury, Cairns and Gold Coast with increases recorded elsewhere.” MORE NEWS: Why buyers are prioritising location He said conditions had already improved since June and expected them to continue to.“All the right ingredients are there for price growth,” Mr Palmer said.Looking at regional Queensland as a whole, the report found that 84.3 per cent of houses and 73.8 per cent of units resold at a profit.Brisbane’s property market continued to be ‘safe as houses’ with 93.4 per cent of homes sold at a profit during the last quarter. But apartment sales continued to struggle with the share of properties (houses and units combined) resold for a loss at 13 per cent, the highest since September 2013. “The last time we saw the regional area of the state outperform the capital, with regards to the proportion of profit making resales, was in 2006,” CoreLogic’s head of research Tim Lawless said. “Regional Queensland housing market conditions have been through a steeper downturn relative to the capital city, with values remaining 5.5 per cent below their 2008 peak compared with a 2.5 per cent drop in Brisbane values from the market peak.” – with Samantha Healy Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenTop tips for sellers in Spring00:50More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago MORE NEWS: Why now is the time to sell
The Australian 11 Feb 2013Has there ever been a weirder political issue than gay marriage? A cool-headed look back at events in Britain last week, where David Cameron’s gay marriage bill was passed in the House of Commons, suggests, no, there hasn’t been. Think about it. Here we have politicians who have little commitment to the idea of rights (Cameron’s Tories) offering to expand marriage rights to people who have never traditionally wanted to get married (gays), and they have been cheered on by liberal commentators who think marriage is a naff institution (“Marriage is no more than a mystical word,” said one fulsomely pro-gay marriage columnist on the day of the Commons vote).And yet all of this political freakiness, this bonkers expansion of marriage by those who don’t much care for it to those have never needed it, is treated as perfectly normal by observers.More than that, it is depicted as a glorious moment in human history, on a par with blacks in America winning civil rights or women getting the vote. Has the world gone mad? I hope so, because otherwise I definitely have. Nothing in Britain’s gay marriage debate adds up. For example, we’re told the passing of the gay marriage bill is an historic victory for the brave gay activists who despite being mocked as perverts and poofs took part in London’s first gay pride parades in the 1970s.Yet this fantastically overlooks the fact that those marchers denounced marriage and the family as “patriarchal prisons” that “enslave women, gays and children“.For all the harebrained attempts to doll up the passing of the marriage bill as the endpoint to 50 years of gay agitation, the truth is early gay radicals campaigned against marriage, not for it.Marriage is a “rotten, oppressive institution”, said the 1970 Gay Manifesto. Homosexuals are “in revolt against the nuclear family structure“, said the influential Gay is Good tract of 1972.… Gay marriage is an entirely invented issue, magicked up by a morally bereft political class desperate to appear meaningful, purposeful. So now they congratulate themselves for having made history while ordinary Brits look on in bamboozlement, decidedly unconvinced that history has happened or that our aloof, principle-lite rulers are the new Rosa Parks.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/gay-marriage-a-feelgood-fight-for-issues-lite-elite/story-e6frgd0x-1226574895008
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INDIANAPOLIS – The first human case of West Nile virus in Indiana has been reported in Porter County.Although the confirmed case is in the northwestern portion of the state, all Hoosiers are encouraged to take steps to protect themselves from the virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.In 2013, the first human case confirmed in Indiana occurred in Ripley County.In addition to the human case, mosquitoes in 18 counties have tested positive for the virus so far in 2014. Those counties include: Allen, DeKalb, Delaware, Dubois, Greene, Hamilton, Howard, Jefferson, LaGrange, Lake, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pike, Rush, Steuben, Sullivan and Vanderburgh.However, West Nile virus may be circulating in all 92 Indiana counties and Hoosiers should take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.“This is the time of the year when Hoosiers are at a risk of getting West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne viruses,” said State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. “You can prevent these diseases by taking precautions to avoid mosquito bites.”State health officials recommend the following preventative measures:Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are active (late afternoon and dusk to dawn and early morning);Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol to clothes and exposed skin;Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home; and,When possible, wear pants and long sleeves, especially if walking in wooded or marshy areas.West Nile virus can cause West Nile fever, a mild form of the illness, which can include fever, headache, body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. Some individuals will develop a more severe form of the disease with encephalitis or meningitis and other severe syndromes, including flaccid muscle paralysis.To reduce potential mosquito breeding grounds:Discard old tires, tin cans, ceramic pots or other containers that can hold water;Repair failed septic systems;Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers left outdoors;Keep grass cut short and shrubbery trimmed;Clean clogged roof gutters, particularly if leaves tend to plug up the drains;Frequently replace the water in pet bowls;Flush ornamental fountains and birdbaths periodically; and,Aerate ornamental pools, or stock them with predatory fish.People who think they may have West Nile virus should see their healthcare provider.
New York: India’s second ranked doubles player Divij Sharan and Kiwi partner Artem Sitak defeated the top-seeded American-Croat duo of Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor in the first round to advance to the quarter finals of the New York Open. One of the longest running tennis tournaments in the United States, the New York Open 2020 is being played at the NYCB Live on Long Island.The pair won impressively against the top seeded Austin and Franko in straight sets, churning out a hard-fought and evenly contested first set of 7-6 before sailing to a 6-3 victory in the second set in a game that lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes. IANSAlso Read: Tata Maharashtra Open: Divij Sharan, Artem Sitak stunned by Ebden-Paes duoAlso Watch: Effigy of Mominul Awal and Dr. Numal Momin burnt at Kalapani, Mankachar.
Freshman Billy Bertha will hope to contribute to a pair of wins for Wisconsin this weekend as it takes on Penn State and then Ohio State. The match against OSU Sunday is UW\’s Senior Day.[/media-credit]Ending the season with its biggest match of year, the No. 32 men’s tennis team hosts No. 4 Ohio State for Senior Day Sunday. Before facing the Buckeyes, the Badgers host the No. 75 Penn State Nittany Lions to start off their final home stand.After beating No. 72 Iowa and No. 37 Minnesota on the road last weekend, the Badgers are on a four-match win streak. Hoping to keep their success alive back on their home court, the Badgers are just trying to stay focused on one match at a time.“We’ve just been really focused,” senior Michael Dierberger said. “Just thinking one match at a time. It’s tough because we’ve been talking about Ohio State all year, but first is Penn State, so we’ve just been trying to stay focused on that, just going one match at a time. We’ve been training really hard — keeping our conditioning going, all the same stuff — just trying not to overlook anybody.”Attempting to not overlook Penn State, Wisconsin has been focusing on the Nittany Lions, who upset UW 5-2 last year.Looking for redemption, the Badgers know they need to stay focused throughout the match.“Last year we actually lost to Penn State. They’re not ranked as high, but I mean they can kind of catch you off guard if you’re not playing your best or not really focused,” senior Luke Rassow-Kantor said. “We’re going to have to make sure we’re really into the match and just take it to them.”Despite focusing on Friday’s match first, the excitement for Sunday’s match is overpowering.Wisconsin hasn’t beaten Ohio State in their last 17 meetings, but UW feels it has what it takes to break that streak this year.“We’ve been looking forward to Ohio State the whole year,” Dierberger said. “Ever since I’ve gotten here we’ve never beat them and they’ve always been top five in the country, so they’ve always been a huge target. To end our home season against them is just going to be a really good experience and hopefully we get that W. Going out like that would be great, especially on senior day.”Head coach Greg Van Emburgh can’t deny the importance of the match, especially since it’s the last match heading into the Big Ten Tournament.“I think it’s definitely one of those matches everybody looks forward to. They’re the team to beat, they’re one of the top teams in the country and they [have] won the Big Ten the last five years now. I think for most of the guys that have been here since I’ve been here, you know, they’re anxious to try and get a win over OSU. I think it’s definitely big for us — we have three seniors going into that match — you’re going to see their best tennis.”Dierberger noted how quickly the four years have gone by, and said he feels ready to go out with a lot of energy and hopes to make it a memorable day.Although they’re pumped to end their season against OSU, the Badgers are still focusing on Friday’s match-up.“I think the one thing we’ve really done well is we’ve never overlooked anybody,” Van Emburgh said. “I think this group has done a really good job with that. I don’t think we’re going to overlook Penn State at three o’clock. I think the guys will be ready to go and take one match at a time. It’s going to be an exciting weekend for us.”
Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportWith leaders Enugu Rangers 2-1 defeat in Akure against Sunshine Stars and Rivers United’s third straight victory sealed yesterday, the heat appears getting tougher at the summit of the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2015/2016 season.Now, the Flying Antelopes are barely hanging on to the top of the league by the skin of their teeth. Only better goals scored separate them from the resurgent Rivers United who defeated Wikki Tourists 1-0 in the midweek clash at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt. They are both tied on same 28 points. Against the Akure Gunners, Rangers’ Chisom Egbuchulam canceled out Samad Kadiri’s lead before the break for scores to stand at 1-1 but Okiki Afolabi’s strike on the hour mark made sure Sunshine Stars emerged 2-1 winners.Rivers United on the other hand grabbed the winner in the 26th minute through centre-back Gabriel Olalekan to send the Tourists back to Bauchi empty handed.In Ibadan, odds were stacked against Warri Wolves ahead of their match-week 16 game at the Lekan Salami Stadium having lost 0-1 at home to Rivers United in their previous game, while their hosts, 3SC, earned a draw at Rangers.John Odumegwu was the man who ran 3SC’s defence ragged with Izu Joseph being on the end of his runs on and off the ball.On 27 minutes, Odumegwu threaded a sublime pass through the Ibadan club’s defence to pick out former Nigeria’s Under-17 star King Osanga, who made no error in finishing past Emmanuel Fabiyi in goal.The Ibadan club’s only real chance of the half was close to the break when Najeem Olukokun headed a corner kick over the bar.Wolves continued with their pressing style in the restart and it paid off on the hour mark. This time, Odumegwu was the scorer. The Wolves’ man shrugged off his marker, Izu, in a race for the ball to score his side’s insurance goal of the game.Olukokun pulled one back for 3SC on 75 minutes. The 3SC striker then saw his late spot kick saved by Wolves goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye, who returned to haunt his former employers with that heroic stop.Ismaila Gata scored twice for Niger Tornadoes to edge Heartland 2-1. Ifeanyi Onuigbo’s goals came in between Gata’s double.Plateau United got their second point on the road thanks to the butter fingers of Ikorodu United goalkeeper Segun Fatunwase. At the Onikan Stadium in Lagos, fans of Ikorodu United watched as their side blew their lead twice in a 2-2 draw.A Moses Bunde own goal was all FC Ifeanyiubah needed to defeat Lobi Stars in Nnewi while MFM FC and Enyimba played out a goalless draw at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. Enyimba finished the game with 10 men after Nzube Anaezemba got his marching order for a second yellow card with 17 minutes to time.Nasarawa United were made to toil for the three points by a plucky Abia Warriors in a 3-2 win. Abdulrahman Bashir and Emmanuel Makama scored in a game in which their team, Nasarawa United, had to take the lead thrice before winning while a delightful lob by Michael Olaha and a stunner by Ndifreke Effiong could not help Abia Warriors’ cause.However, the game in Ilorin did not take place as Giwa FC did not show up as they were scheduled to play Cup holders Akwa United. Giwa FC was directed to play its next three home games at the Kwara State Stadium by the League Management Company (LMC) following recent crowd trouble in their fixture against Rangers.The Jos club failed to turn up for the first of the three games at Ilorin against Wikki and the LMC awarded three points and three goals to Wikki.Kano Pillars face El-Kanemi in Maiduguri to round off the match week, and could go top if they beat their hosts.MATCH DAY 16Sunshine 2-1 RangersIkorodu 2-2 PlateauMFM 0-0 EnyimbaRivers Utd 1-0 WikkiNasarawa 3-2 Abia W’IfeanyiUbah 1-0 LobiTornadoes 2-1 HeartlandShooting 1-2 W’WolvesShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The high point of the competition was the presence of the Indian High Commissioner, who spoke to the contestants on the rapidly growing sporting and economic ties between Nigeria and India.Also speaking at the event, the golf Captain, Babatunde Johnson congratulated the winners saying he is happy on the return of India cup during his tenure.Expressing his appreciation to all those who turned-out for the event, a member of the events Organising Committee, Ashish Gajjar said, he will forever remain grateful for their participation. “I must express my appreciation for your presence today and for taking part in this tournament. It’s been a fulfilling week for all and I must thank you for all you support,” he said.The Chairman of the event organizing committee Sunil Thadani thanked its event partners and others sponsors for their tremendous support.African Industries and Emirates Airlines, 7Up, Zenith Bank, OVH Energy, Indomie, DAG Motors, Olam Grains, Prestige Brands, Infinity group, were some the events partners and sponsors.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram India’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Shri Abhay Thakur has congratulated the organisers and winners of this year’s edition of the India Cup which holed out at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 last Saturday.Alex Nimyel stole the show in the competition emerging the overall winner. To come top in the keenly contested event, Nimyel netted a score of 72 to defeat over 150-other golfers who took part in the main event of the competition.The weeklong competition which also had Ladies on the course saw Abah Oputa with 36-Stabeford points winning the Ladies category. Pauline Onafowokan, came second after shooting 35-Stableford points, while Chantal Buday was second runner-up. In the gross category, Peter Eben-Spiff outclassed the field for the top position.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The race for leadership of Jamaica’s Opposition Party, the People’s National Party (PNP) will culminate on September 7 at a special delegates’ conference, when comrades will vote to either reelect the incumbent Dr. Peter Phillips or a new leader in former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting.In early June, Bunting, the sitting member of parliament for Central Manchester, announced he would challenge Phillips leader of the opposition and former Minister of Finance for the PNP leadership.Since then, both Peters have launched campaigns backed by other PNP politicians who have chosen their sides in the presidential contest.St. Ann North-West MP, Dr. Dayton Campbell, Westmoreland Eastern MP Luther Buchanan, Hanover Western MP Ian Hayles, Former Education Minister, and Kingston Central MP Ronnie Thwaites, Southern Manchester MP Michael Stewart and Mark Golding have sided with Bunting.Polls Indicate Bunting Will WinIn a recent poll conducted by data intelligence firm, Bluedot Insights, from August 22 August 26, 54% of the respondents said that Bunting would be a better party leader compared to the 46% that chose Phillips. The poll surveyed about 1,200 Jamaicans across the 14 parishes.Age has also been a huge factor in determining who may win the leadership race as the younger generation, 18 – 24 and 25 – 35 have shown their preference for 58-year-old Bunting, while the over 45-years-old have shown their preference to Phillips. If left up to Jamaica’s younger generation to decide, it’s clear Bunting would become the sixth party leader of the PNP on September 7, the day he celebrates his 59th birthday.Other than the choice between Bunting and Phillips, the poll also indicated that if an election were to be called in Jamaica this month, the JLP would remain in government with 57% of the votes compared to PNP’s 43%.In another popular local poll, the Don Anderson poll, 36% of the respondents say Bunting has a better chance of defeating Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a national election, versus the 16% that have put their faith in Phillips.It is now left to the PNP delegates to decide who will become the next leader as the party celebrates its 81st year of existence.
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