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Where to now for the Chief Technology Officer role?

Where to now for the Chief Technology Officer role?

By Paul Brislen* Opinion – In the beginning, the idea was mooted that we have a technologically-capable person to help the government. A Chief Technology Officer is needed to join the dots between the massive tech systems used by the government. Photo: everythingpossible/123RF That makes sense, given the government is […]

Munster christen new Cork pitch with seven-try win over Ospreys

Munster christen new Cork pitch with seven-try win over Ospreys

Munster racked up seven tries as they dominated much-changed Ospreys in a comfortable 49-13 Guinness PRO14 win at Musgrave Park. They christened the Cork venue‘s new 3G modified pitch with a 15th-minute penalty try and converted scores from Joey Carbery, James Cronin and Rhys Marshall to lead 28-6 at half-time. […]

Johann van Graan heaps praise on Joey Carbery after Munster victory

Johann van Graan heaps praise on Joey Carbery after Munster victory

Johann van Graan praised some “special moments” and a 100% goal-kicking record from Joey Carbery as the Ireland fly-half got his Munster career up and running with a try-scoring performance in his first start for the province yesterday evening. A summer signing from neighbours Leinster, Carbery, 22, was one of […]

No show like a Joey show for Munster against Ospreys

No show like a Joey show for Munster against Ospreys

Munster 49 – 13 Ospreys If this is the shape of things to come for Joey Carbery there may well be tribute videos to a long-awaited second Munster fly-half legend in years to come. The 22-year-old signed from arch rivals Leinster during the summer had warmed up for his first […]

Connacht record losing bonus point in loss at Edinburgh

Connacht record losing bonus point in loss at Edinburgh

Edinburgh recorded their first Guinness PRO14 win of the season with a 17-10 victory over Connacht in their first home outing of the season. A first-half Duhan van der Merwe try and a second-half touchdown by Pierre Schoeman, plus two conversions and a penalty from Jaco van der Walt, were […]

Equities drive Spanish pension fund recovery in Q2

Equities drive Spanish pension fund recovery in Q2

Spanish pension funds with a greater exposure to equities made positive returns at the end of the second quarter of 2018 despite increased volatility in financial markets, according to the country’s Investment and Pension Fund Association (Inverco). Occupational pension funds returned an average 1.11% for the 12 months to end-June 2018, […]

400 investors register on climate action reporting platform

400 investors register on climate action reporting platform

Institutional investors are being encouraged to use a new online platform to report climate action they are taking and make new commitments. Nearly 400 investors with $32trn (€27.5trn) in assets under management between them have used The Investor Agenda, which was formally launched in San Francisco yesterday as part of […]

‘Little to no climate change strategy’ at major public pension funds

‘Little to no climate change strategy’ at major public pension funds

More than 60% of the world’s largest public pension funds have “little or no strategy” on climate change, according to new research.  According to the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP), part of responsible investment campaign group ShareAction, 63 of the world’s 100 largest public pension funds provide very little to […]

Investec to spin off and list asset management arm

Investec to spin off and list asset management arm

Dual-listed bank and asset management group Investec has decided to de-merge and publicly list its £109bn (€121bn) asset management arm, it announced this morning. The decision followed a strategic review of the group, which showed there were “compelling current and potential linkages” between the group’s specialist banking and wealth and […]

The Hurricane Shark Hoax Is Back Again For Florence — Don‘t Get Hooked

The Hurricane Shark Hoax Is Back Again For Florence — Don‘t Get Hooked

During every hurricane, enjoys with a particular photo. It always purports to show a shark swimming down the street or highway. The idea is that floodwaters have risen so high in the midst of a big storm that sharks are now making their way onto land. Well, it’s completely fake. […]