Even Mr. Biden’s narrow edge in Arizona after days of ballot counting underscored a profound political shift in the state, a longtime Republican bastion that has lurched left in recent years, fueled by rapidly evolving demographics and a growing contingent of young Latino voters who favor liberal policies.In one of the brightest spots for Democrats so far, the former astronaut Mark Kelly defeated the state’s Republican senator, Martha McSally, in a special election, making Mr. Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema the first two Democrats to represent Arizona in the Senate since the 1950s. The other pro-Trump protester was Franklyn Olivieri, 50, a Brooklyn-born construction worker who has lived in Arizona for more than two decades.“We just want a fair count,” Mr. Olivieri said. “If it needs to go to the courts, go to the courts.”Both of the men said they hoped any demonstration on Saturday would be peaceful.- Advertisement – One of the men in the parking lot held an American flag and said he was at the site as a single-issue voter, explaining that he was an anti-abortion campaigner. He declined to give his name.- Advertisement – PHOENIX — Joseph R. Biden Jr. held onto a narrow lead in Arizona after elections officials added thousands more votes to the results there on Saturday morning in what is likely to be one of the last large reports of new vote data from the state.Just before 11 a.m. on Saturday, roughly 6,800 more votes were added to the statewide tally, shrinking Mr. Biden’s lead slightly to about 28,000 votes. Then, about 10 minutes later, the tally of more than 45,000 additional votes was reported by Maricopa County, the largest county in the state, winnowing Mr. Biden’s lead further to about 20,000 votes. Officials in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, said the Saturday afternoon data dump would be the last large report of tallied votes they planned to release.- Advertisement – Although ballots counted on Friday and Saturday have tilted in Mr. Trump’s favor, Mr. Biden was firmly ahead of the president in Maricopa County after the latest batch of votes were tallied. If the results hold, 2020 will be the first time that Maricopa County voters have chose a Democrat for president in more than 70 years.The scene was calm on Saturday morning at the tabulation site near downtown Phoenix where Maricopa County employees were continuing their work. Only two protesters were standing in the parking lot where protests, some involving armed supporters of Mr. Trump, had unfolded this week. – Advertisement –
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Bank Indonesia (BI) announced on Thursday that it had cut its benchmark interest rate, the BI seven-day reverse repo rate, by 25 basis points to 4.25 percent. It had already slashed the rate by 50 basis points this year. The central bank signaled there was room for further reduction. “This is an opportunity to attain capital gains,” Ivan said. Historically, bond prices have moved in the opposite direction of interest rates, making them highly sought-after instruments in times of crisis.Read also: Investing in bonds safe bet amid market volatility: ExpertsIvan suggested that investors reduce their proportion of equities and, in turn, increase their exposure to bonds. For balanced asset allocation, according to Ivan, 40 percent should be allocated to fixed-income assets, 35 percent to money market assets and 25 percent to equity assets. “In fixed income, the flight to safety is to government bonds,” Eastspring Investments Indonesia chief executive officer Alan T Darmawan said in a livestreamed press conference organized by Prudential Indonesia on Tuesday. He said that especially during the pandemic, when considering corporate bonds, investors needed to look at the company’s performance, including its cash flow, before deciding to buy the instrument. This is not to say that investors should leave the stock market entirely, investment managers have said. As the JCI has fallen 21.88 percent this year as of Friday, they say this is a good time to collect stocks at discounted prices. “Before the economy picks up in the year 2021, people have to invest. But because we are afraid of the possibility of a W-shaped recovery [because of a second wave of infection], invest gradually,” Michael of Schroders Indonesia said. Read also: Low stock prices lucrative entry point for investors: Schroders IndonesiaHe added that foreign investors would most likely invest before the economy recovered, adding that entering after that time would be too late.Throughout the year, foreign investors, who make up about 40 percent of investors on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), have sold Rp 12.6 trillion worth of stocks. Over the past month, however, the IDX recorded a net foreign buy of Rp 15 trillion. “Are all sectors [performing] badly? Not really. There are sectors that are benefitting from the changes happening in the world,” Eastspring Investments Indonesia chief investment officer Ari Pitojo said in the press conference. Among those sectors were healthcare and communication services, Ari noted. Prudential Indonesia chief investment officer Novi Imelda explained that defensive sectors such as technology and consumer goods were among Prudential’s preferred stocks amid the pandemic. Throughout the year, the index for the trade, services and investment sector fell by 21.21 percent, while the consumer goods industry sector slumped by 11.50 percent. These declines were more modest than the property, real estate and building construction sector which fell by 32.94 percent over the same period. Topics : Indonesian asset managers are expressing a preference for bonds amid crisis-driven market volatility, suggesting that investors gradually enter the market before the economy starts to pick up.Bonds, especially government bonds, are considered relatively low risk and have become attractive to investors as interest rates fall. “Sovereign debt gives quite a good return relative to time deposits, despite its downside being its difficulty to liquidate compared to time deposits,” said Michael Tjoadi, president director of Schroders Indonesia, which manages about Rp 61 trillion in funds. The benchmark 10-year government bond yield is 7.45 percent, according to data from the Indonesia Bond Pricing Agency (IBPA). Meanwhile, the Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS) deposit rate is now at 5.50 percent, and the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), a benchmark measure of the Indonesian stock market, has dropped about 20 percent this year.Read also: Strategy key in stocks investment amid volatility: Experts“2020 is the year for bonds,” said Bank Commonwealth head of wealth management and premier banking Ivan Jaya during a webinar organized by the bank on June 16.“We are of the view that bonds are a good choice, either rupiah- or dollar-denominated bonds, as the Bloomberg consensus says that there will be more interest rates cuts.”
Former Arsenal player tells Mikel Arteta how to get the best out of Nicolas Pepe Advertisement Advertisement Pepe has struggled to get to grips with the pace of the Premier League (Picture: Getty Images)Ex-Arsenal winger Adrian Clarke believes the club’s record signing Nicolas Pepe has ‘underachieved for his price tag’ and has to ‘mix up his game’ to improve.Despite contributing six goals and eight assists in all competitions since his £72million move from Lille in the summer, the Ivory Coast international has been in and out of the starting XI due to inconsistent displays.Boss Mikel Arteta detailed a list of basic instructions he plans to teach Pepe on the training pitch, but insists the 24-year-old has all the talent to become a top player.Former Gunners academy product Adrian Clarke agrees he has what it takes to succeed, but must develop his game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTClarke told the Chronicles of a Gooner podcast: ‘If Pepe was the type of player that went on the outside [of the defender] we would be flying right now. ‘I think he should mix up his game more, I think his decision making absolutely can be better and more consistent.‘I want to see him combining more often with [Alexandre] Lacazette or whoever is playing as the striker. I want to see those give-and-gos a bit more often. Mike StavrouThursday 19 Mar 2020 12:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Comment Arteta admits he has work to do with Pepe on the training pitch (Picture: Getty Images)‘We’ve seen it a little bit more of late with [Mesut] Ozil and Pepe, which is really encouraging, we want to see more of that.’While Mikel Arteta has improved the Gunners defensively since taking over from Unai Emery in December, their potency going forward has been lacking.Clarke blames a lack of balance in the side, he added: ‘At the moment we’ve got a seriously attacking left-back, [Bukayo Saka] so you’ve got [Gabriel] Martinelli or [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang playing as a second striker from the left.‘On the right, the reason the balance isn’t as good is because we can’t push the full-back on as much for obvious reasons with Saka playing as a left winger practically and because of Pepe coming inside. It is imbalanced.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalTalkSPORT analyst Clarke warns Pepe that he could be looking over his shoulder soon with the emergence of youngster Reiss Nelson.He said: ‘Reiss Nelson has to come in the mix as an option when we come back and the fact that’s an option means Arteta will have to look at a ready-made right winger that will go on the outside just to cover all bases.‘There may be a time where that balance in the team changes and we need that real width on the right-hand side. I think Pepe has definitely underachieved given his price tag, I don’t think we can sugarcoat it.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal consider transfer move for Chelsea target Leon BaileyMORE: Arsenal should prioritise defensive signing like Issa Diop, says Alan Hutton
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.
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