ATP pensions press chief to lead Danish funds industry body

first_imgThe association said that, with the appointment, it was expanding its management in response to growth in the organisation, as well as an increase in the demands placed on it over the last 10-15 years.The IFB’s current director Jens Jørgen Holm Møller will continue in his role alongside Klinkby, focusing particularly on the technical aspects of work within the sector and continuing to represent Denmark within a Nordic, as well as an international, context, the organisation said. ATP’s head of press, pensions and investment, Anders Klinkby Madsen, is moving to the Danish Investment Funds Association (Investeringsfondsbranchen or IFB) to lead the industry body as chief executive from 1 August. Tage Fabrin-Brasted, chair of the IFB board, said: “Among other things, there is a need to strengthen communication with the world around us and have a closer dialogue with the many interested parties in the sector.”He said the association had carried out a recruitment process in which it assessed several candidates, and had found the most suitable one.“Anders Klinkby has a profile that combines strong skills in communication, stakeholder work, management and investment,” he said.Klinkby said he was very pleased with the new job.“Investment funds play an important role for private savers, institutional investors and for the companies that the funds manage assets for,” he said.Before becoming head of press for pensions and investment at ATP, Klinkby held roles at Danske Bank including group head of press.IFB changed its name a year ago from Investeringsforeningsrådet (IFR).last_img read more

My Reno: DIYer says ‘never again’ after gruelling 6 year makeover

first_img RENO FACT CHECK Time taken: 6 years Total spend: $200,000center_img The house at 183 Raeburn St, Manly West, after the renovation.THEY lived through a six-year home renovation with two young children, so it’s little wonder John and Cathy Cook have decided to throw in the tools.The couple is selling the family home they have completely updated themselves at 183 Raeburn Street, Manly West, after transporting it from the 1970s to the 2020s.Mr Cook said they fell in love with the size of the block of land — 2300 sqm — when they first saw the property.“We had a house on 400 sqm down at Manly and had just had the two kids,” Mr Cook said. “We were looking for a bigger block of land and found this property online. “It had been on the market for quite a while because it needed a lot of work.” BEFORE: The house at 183 Raeburn St, Manly West, before the renovation. AFTER: The house at 183 Raeburn St, Manly West, after the renovation.The house had not been touched since 1974, but that did not deter the Cooks.“It had good bones, hardwood frames and was beautifully built,” Mr Cook said.The Cooks and their two children, aged four and six, moved in straight away and set to work.As Mr Cook was a painter, decorator and plasterer by trade, he chose to do it all himself — apart from the electrical and plumbing work.“It took six years from start to finish,” Mr Cook said.He decided not to change the configuration of the home, which was already spacious enough with its four bedrooms and two bathrooms. BEFORE: The kitchen in the house at 183 Raeburn St, Manly West, before the renovation. AFTER: The kitchen in the house at 183 Raeburn St, Manly West, after the renovation.He began by stripping the internal linings of the walls and ceilings and replacing the old plasterboard.The kitchen was the first room to be renovated and the most challenging to live without.“We had a lot of barbecues!” Mr Cook said.The cupboards and benchtops had to be redone, all new appliances were installed and a striking glass, red splashback added as a feature.The flooring is unique, with the Cooks choosing commercial vinyl over more popular materials. Mr Cook chose a light grey, metallic vinyl and cut and welded black circles into it for a point of difference. BEFORE: The living area of the house at 183 Raeburn St, Manly West, before the renovation. AFTER: The living room after the renovation.Embossed wallpaper was used to create feature walls in the living areas and Mr Cook added built-in cabinets, fireplaces, and niches and nooks for storage.“We wanted it to be modern, but still have a nice, homely feel about it,” he said.But it was the outside that required the most work and money.“We had to replace the structural steel around the decks, and the retaining walls in the yard had to be removed and granite boulder retaining walls installed,” Mr Cook said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoJust clearing the yard in the first place took months.And then they also decided to put in a pool. BEFORE: The outdoor terrace on the house at 183 Raeburn St, Manly West, before the renovation. AFTER: The outdoor entertaining area of the house after the renovation.The Cooks are downsizing now their children have finished school, but have no plans to do another renovation.“Never again,” Mr Cook said. “Absolutely no more renovations.”His advice to home renovators planning to do most of the work themselves was to think about how much time and effort was involved in the process.“You work 40 to 50 hours a week and then have to motivate yourself to work on (the house) every weekend,” Mr Cook said.“As a tradesman, even I went in with rose coloured glasses thinking I’d get it done in one or two years, but it doesn’t happen that way. “It’s a massive amount of work by yourself.” The property is being offered for sale through Ian Walkley of Place – Manly and has a price guide of offers over $1.19 million.last_img read more

GAA: TERMON 1-12, DUNGLOE 0-12

first_imgSend your match reports from any sport to info@donegaldaily.comAn Tearmann 1-12Dungloe 0-12 Termon held on to win a close fought encounter against Dungloe at The Burn Road on Friday evening. In perfect football conditions, both teams served up an exciting encounter with plenty of talking points. Fielding without several of their regulars Termon will be happy to have got the result which moves them into joint second in the table along with Glenfin. Dungloe will be disappointed with the result, but in reality they can have little complaint with the final score. Some patient build up in the forwards allowed Ollie Doherty to fire over the bar for Termons first score, before Corey Gallagher equalized from a free. Good work from Paddy McDaid gave Daire McDaid the chance to add another point for Termon. A 45 that dropped into the small square gave Kevin McDaid the opportunity to punish the loose handling, which he duly did by firing to the net to open up a 4 point lead after 15 minutes. A 30 yard score from play from Adrian Hanlon followed before 2 more points from Daire McDaid, including a great score from a 45, pushed the Termon lead out to 5 points. Pointed frees from the in-form Corey Gallagher, either side of an Adrian Hanlon point, left the score reading 1-4 to 0-5 in favour of the Termon men when Don Langan blew for the interval.  Termon sprang from the traps in the second half with scores from Paddy McDaid and an Ollie Doherty free giving them an ideal start. An off the ball incident in which Daire McDaid sustained facial injuries meant a pause in proceedings while Don Langan regained control and flashed a yellow card at Adrian Hanlon. Points from Mark Clerkin, Adrian Sweeney and Noel McBride brought it back to a 1 point game halfway through the second half. The game was in the melting pot at this stage with all to play for, when the men in Maroon dug deepest with Jamie Gallagher making a storming run through the middle to set up Paddy McDaid for a fisted point. Another great run through the middle, this time from Anthony McGrenra, spread panic through the Dungloe defence causing them to concede a free, which was duly converted by the Daire McDaid. A free at the other end from Adrian Sweeney kept the scoreboard ticking over for Dungloe. Termon began to get to grips in the middle of the field and started winning some primary possession. This allowed patient build up play before Daire McDaid kicked over from an acute angle. A long range free from Ollie Doherty extended the lead and when Daire McDaid added another point, it left Termon leading 1-11 to 9 points. Dungloe began pushing hard for a goal, but the Termon defence held strong and refused to buckle under the pressure. Adrian Sweeney and Ollie Doherty traded frees before a David McCarron point and another Adrian Sweeney free concluded the scoring. Best for Termon were Daire McDaid, Paddy McDaid and the defensive unit as a whole. Dungloe were best served by Raymond Sweeney,Adrian Sweeney and Corey Gallagher. Termon: Mark Gallagher; Joe O’Donnell, Kevin McGettigan, Jimmy McElwaine; Jamie Gallagher, Anthony McGrenra, Barry Nelis; Ollie Doherty, Bernard Alcorn; Kevin McDaid, Pauric Hilferty, Daniel Connaghan; Steve McElwaine, Paddy McDaid, Daire McDaid. Subs: Trevor Alcorn for Daniel Connaghan, Daireann Gibson for Barry Nelis, Joe English for Pauric Hilferty. Dungloe: Ciaran Sharkey; Doalty Boyle, Conor Carr, Mark Sweeney; Gerald Walsh, Sean Sharkey, Basil Malone; Raymond Sweeney, Noel McBride; Mark Clerkin, Corey Gallagher, David McCarron; Adrian Sweeney, Conor Greene, Adrian Hanlon. GAA: TERMON 1-12, DUNGLOE 0-12 was last modified: May 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DUNGLOE 0-12GAA: TERMON 1-12last_img read more

Championships on the line today

first_imgThere are a pair of intriguing championship games on offer today at the Charlie Lakin Memorial Tournament, albeit each for different reasons.In the softball decider, which gets under way at 3 p.m. at the Arcata Sports Complex, McKinleyville takes on Eureka in a matchup of teams with identical league records and a showdown as tough to call as any this season.While in the baseball championship, scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Arcata Ball Park, Eureka will be looking for a measure of redemption …last_img

Synthetic Data: Computer Generated Data Sets for AI Training

first_imgHarry Keen, Hazy CEO, told Techworld that “privacy just isn’t good enough in anonymization. It’s very easy to infer characteristics about someone or even identify an exact individual in an anonymized dataset, because you may very well have access to an ancillary dataset which you can cross-reference … With synthetic data it’s not a record transformation into another record – it’s literally starting from scratch and creating new people based off a generalized statistical approach.” Some AI researchers are beginning to use ‘synthetic data‘ sets. While the basis for synthetic data are real data sets, synthetic data generates new data points using a statistical sampling of the original data. The result is data which is statistically similar to the original data and preserves the original data structure, but which is fully anonymized. Rob May, CEO of Talla, described how synthetic data is used in auotomous vehicle algorithms, saying that “you could create an entire machine generated city, drive around that city obeying traffic laws, and feed that data into the autonomous vehicle model. This allows you to simulate things that may be harder to capture in real life (e.g. a car running a stop sign).”center_img Current Artificial Intelligence algorithms, like machine learning and neural networks, rely heavily on training based on massive amounts of data. But the problem is that large data sets are often difficult to gain access to and data privacy is increasingly an issue. last_img read more