Mercer names CEO for Netherlands as Meerkerk retires

first_imgMercer has appointed David Sanderse as the successor to its chief executive Martin Meerkerk, who is to retire.Sanderse will focus on the further expansion of Mercer’s position in the Dutch market, the consultancy said.Prior to joining Mercer, Sanderse was chief financial officer and managing director at Abellio Group, an international subsidiary of the Dutch railway company NS, on an interim basis in 2015 and 2016.Sanderse is also a non-executive director and member of the supervisory board of Staalbankiers, the private bank subsidiary of insurance company Achmea. Sanderse also led the international division at Achmea during a 13-year spell at the firm, and held roles in corporate business development and group planning.During his career of more than 25 years, Sanderse gained extensive business experience in of general, financial and insurance management, as well as in mergers and acquisitions consulting, according to Mercer. Sanderse studied econometrics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and also holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.Meerkerk joined Mercer in 2008 as a senior partner and business leader for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He also led the consultancy firm’s operations in Italy until 2012 when he transferred to Amsterdam.last_img read more

New apartments still in demand: Brisbane renters ‘willing to pay’

first_imgNew apartments are renting quickly in inner Brisbane, according to Urbis. Picture: Marc Robertson.Urbis surveyed the building managers of 16 new apartment projects in Brisbane’s inner, middle and outer rings to get an ‘at the coalface’ view of the market.Urbis property economics and research director Paul Riga said the survey results reflected confidence that there was enough demand to absorb the supply of new apartment stock. QLD TO DEFY ‘MINI CREDIT CRUNCH’ “What it’s showing to us is there is a premium level of demand being placed on these new projects,” Mr Riga said.“(People) want to be in them and they’re willing to pay, in a number of cases, higher rent than in the more established market to be in something that’s new or has good communal amenity.” Urbis property economics and research director Paul Riga.Mr Riga said 10 to 12 apartments a week were being rented out in each of the projects included in the survey in inner Brisbane.“We’re confident this absorption will continue over the next 12 to 18 months,” Mr Riga said.Inner Brisbane building managers reported that rental inquiry from interstate had almost doubled in the past 12 months. MYSTERY OVER GINA RINEHART’S HOME Only three residential projects comprising 146 apartments were launched in the first quarter of 2018, according to Urbis.Another eight projects totalling 1318 apartments are expected to launch in the second half of this year. An artist’s impression of One Bulimba Riverfront by Velocity Property Group.Apartment completion numbers are set to decline after this year, dropping from 5500 in 2018 to 2200 in 2019 and 2000 by the end of 2020, based on projects currently under construction or in presales.“While figures are quite low for new apartment transactions, if you add on the resale level of demand, it hasn’t really moved over the last 12 months,” Mr Riga said.“Those projects coming to market are smaller, more boutique and lower risk. Because of that, completions of projects are going to continue to decline.” THREE BEDS CHEAPER THAN TWO Demand for new apartments in Brisbane’s inner-city is strong, according to Urbis.THERE is strong demand to rent new apartments in Brisbane’s inner-city despite oversupply fears, with tenants even willing to pay more for premium product, a new survey has found.Urbis has released a snapshot of the city’s apartment market, which also found that while sales of new apartments have dropped, supply coming to market is low and is not expected to increase in the short term. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE It reveals rental vacancy rates in inner Brisbane are “very low” at 0 to 1.2 per cent and that take-up of new apartment rentals within 5km of the CBD is solid, with projects generally renting up within two to four months. center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoInside one of the apartments in the new residential project, The Domain, in Kangaroo Point.Mr Riga said many developers had realised the need to tailor their product to a specific demographic and their desires.The survey found tenants looking to rent new apartments in the inner-city prioritised size, external amenities and proximity to employment.Of the projects surveyed, more than 70 per cent were rented, as opposed to owner-occupied, but sales of new apartments to owner-occupiers almost doubled in the past two years. New apartments for rent in Brisbane’s West End. Picture: Mark Calleja.Demand to rent new apartments is also evident in Brisbane’s middle and outer rings, where the vacancy rate was 0 to 0.9 per cent and around 0 per cent, respectively, according to Urbis’ survey.Mr Riga said it was surprising to find a spread of age groups renting apartments in the middle ring.“That shows that apartment product in that middle ring isn’t something that’s just a Gen Y/young couple targeted product,” he said.“I think it does show apartment living is becoming less of a dirty word in the middle ring.”NEW APARTMENT PROJECT PIPELINE INNER BRISBANEMarch quarter 2018Three new projects launched, totalling 146 apartments:1. 186 Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche2. Ari – Stones Corner3. Hanlan Park Residences, Greenslopes June quarter to December quarter 2018 Eight projects pending launch (when all contracts are unconditional), totalling 1,318 apartments:1. Eagle Farm – Tulloch House, Ascot2. Le Bain, Newstead3. One Bulimba, Bulimba4. Silk 1, Woolloongabba5. Tenor, Newstead6. The Coterie, Fortitude Valley7. The Domain, Kangaroo Point8. The Standard, South BrisbaneInner Brisbane indicative apartment completions2018: 5,5002019: 2,2002020: 2,000(Source: Urbis)last_img read more

AVB unhappy with Spurs schedule

first_img Press Association Tottenham play Aston Villa in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, just two days after the north London club play at Cardiff in the Barclays Premier League. Given that Spurs play Tromso in the Europa League on Thursday, Villas-Boas’ squad face a hectic period of three games in six days. The Portuguese understands the need to schedule the Cardiff game on Sunday, but he is perplexed as to why his squad will have to play at Villa Park 48 hours later, especially when some Capital One Cup fixtures are taking place on Wednesday. “After this (Europa League) game, we have not only the Sunday game but the Tuesday game, which I found as an incredible surprise,” the Tottenham manager told a press conference. “How can a game be scheduled after two days, immediately putting the players’ careers at risk with injuries? “I find it absolutely incredible that we have to risk injuries to our players in a game that they play on that Tuesday. “The problem is that it puts the players in a very difficult situation. “It’s also nothing new in English football. I had the same thing once with Wolverhampton and Chelsea, when I was at Chelsea, and I spoke the same way. “The second day of recovery is the most dangerous day for a player to pick up an injury. “If this is not taken into account I think it’s bad. Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has accused the Football League of putting his players’ careers in jeopardy with its scheduling of the Capital One Cup. “Other things have to be respected – televised games, fixture organisation, the police comes into account because of the fixtures that are being played on the Tuesday and Wednesday. “But the problem is that in the end Tottenham was chosen to play on Tuesday, with only the Monday to recover from the last match, and that puts us in a very difficult position.” The Football League is aware of Villas-Boas’ comments but is yet to respond. last_img read more

Ambrika Narzary shines in Youth Asian Athletics Championship

first_imgA CorrespondentBongaigaon: Ambrika Narzary, poor girl from Chirang, grabbed bronze medal in long jump at the 3rd Youth Asian Athletics Championship 2019 held in Hong Kong. She represented India here and won the medal in below 17 years category. Ambrika is the daughter of Hareswar Narzary and Zauli Narzary, Her father is a farmer by profession and a resident of Salbari Bangavurbari area of Chirang district. She is studying in HS 2nd year and was trained in Kokrajhar site training camp. Talking to press Hareswar Narzary, father of Ambrika said that he became proud father today. “This was unexpected for us that our daughter, from a poor family like us, achieved such a massive position. We are really proud but also feeling sad that I am not capable to provide her proper facility for practice. I hope Government will give her opportunity to play better in future days,” he said. All Bodo Students Union falicitated her parents today. Also read: Local Sportslast_img read more

O’Brien feels Tipp will go “all guns blazing” for Cork

first_imgIt’s claimed while Tipperary hasn’t had the easiest lead-up to their Munster Championship, they’ll go into the Cork game ‘all guns blazing.’With the loss of Kieran Bergin to the footballers, injuries to a number of players including Bonner Maher, and Jason Forde’s one match ban which is set to be appealed, the Tipp squad have had a number of issues hanging over the camp.Tipp face Cork in the Munster Senior hurling quarter final in Semple Stadium on Sunday. But, former Tipp hurler Conor O’ Brien says Tipp are an experienced side and none of these things should affect them…last_img

Zenith Bank /Delta Principals’ Cup: Obule, Boys School Tango for…

first_imgThe chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Chiedu Ebie, who is also the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in Delta State, said all was set for the final match.Ebie said the LOC and organisers have worked so hard to put up a great event which would last long in the memory of the finalists and all those present at the venue.Ebie said: “We have been working hard to give this event a befitting final. These are the future stars and the competition is an event very close to the heart of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.“We expect a funfare of sort in the third place and final match. Attractive prizes will be given to the finalists and players who excelled in the competition.”The 2019 edition of the competition began in October last year with close to 1,000 private and secondary schools competing for honours from all the 25 Local Governments in the state.Head of the organizing team, Tony Pemu, said that the overall standard of this competition has been an improvement on the last two different editions.Governor Okowa and some of his executive members will be present at the final along with topshots of the sponsors, Zenith Bank Plc.Former international players are expected to also be at the final to encourage the young ones competing for honours today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After hosting three international football matches within just five days, the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will today host the final of the Delta State Principals’ Cup football competition.Obule Integrated School, Sapele and Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku are to clash in the final while Ekpan Secondary School and Comprehensive secondary school will fight for bronze in the third place shortly before the final.The final of the competition originally scheduled for February 15 this year was moved due to the General elections and the involvement of the state in the series of international games at the venue which is fast becoming the home of Nigerian football.last_img read more

NBA trade news: Warriors send Damian Jones to Hawks for Omari Spellman

first_imgThe Warriors are looking to bolster their bench after their Southern California counterparts made some huge moves in the past few weeks.Golden State traded Damian Jones and a 2026 second-round draft pick to the Hawks in exchange for Omari Spellman, the teams announced Monday. NBA free agency rumors: Avery Bradley signing with Lakers, agent says NBA trade rumors: Thunder sending Jerami Grant to Nuggets for first-round pick The Warriors have acquired forward Omari Spellman from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for center Damian Jones and a 2026 second round draft pick:— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) July 8, 2019Spellman was the 30th overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, but he only played in 46 games in his rookie season and averaged 5.9 points and 4.2 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game. NBA free agency news: Spurs re-sign Rudy Gay to reported 2-year, $32M deal He averaged 5.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 17.1 minutes of play in 2018-19.The move comes after Kevin Durant moved on to the Nets, Andre Iguodala was traded and as the Warriors prepare to be without Klay Thompson due to a torn ACL. By getting Spellman, the Warriors can pad their bench while the Hawks receive another utility man behind a young core roster. Jones was also the 30th pick and was selected in 2016 by Golden State. He was promoted to a starter last season, but was sidelined after 22 games with a torn pectoral muscle. Related Newslast_img read more

Success of BH Skiers: Elvedina Muzaferija Won Silver Medal

first_imgBH skier Elvedina Muzaferija (1999) won the second place and the silver medal on the competition in alpine skiing Whistler Cup in Montreal.In the competition of up to 16 years, out of 15 female competitors Muzaferija achieved the average of 57.58 and 56.91 in two runs, which is a total of 1 minute 54 seconds and 59 hundredths of a second. Skier from Czech Republic Nikola Bubák was a little more than a second faster and won the first place, while the third place was taken by the skier from the host country, Canadian Catherine Dufresne.More than 400 athletes from 25 countries participated in this competition.Muzaferija is a multiple champion of B&H in skiing. She is attending Fifth Gymnasium in Sarajevo, and is considered to be a great skiing hope.(Source:

Sumner Regional Medical Center Endowment Foundation receives large donation

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Judy · 230 weeks ago Thank you so much, Ms. Wells. You will be well remembered and appreciated. Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Members of the Sumner Regional Medical Center Endowment Board include: Hankie Holefelder, Endowment Board MemberDr. Faustino Naldoza, HCA Board MemberTeri Stinson, HCA Board MemberLarry Theurer, Endowment Board ChairLinda Kirby, AttorneyTerry Deschaine, HCA Board MemberVivian Hay, Endowment Board MemberNancy McNett, Endowment Board MemberBarry Harding, SRMC CEOBill Warner, Endowment Board MemberSumner Newscow report — Larry Theurer, Chairman of the Sumner Regional Medical Center Endowment Foundation, members of SRMC hospital board,  hospital employees and staff gathered today to celebrate a gift from one of Wellington’s long time citizens.  Ms. Linda Kirby, an attorney,  came to present a check to the hospital foundation in honor of Sibyl K. Wells, who died in October 2015 at the age of 97. She said the check was in excess of $100,000.The Wells’ gift is to be used for equipment intended to aid in health care and to improve the quality of life for patients at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  In honor of this gift the main floor family room will be renamed and decorated in her honor.  Her generous gift is greatly appreciated.“We are very thankful to receive such a generous gift towards bettering our hospital patient’s experience,” Theurer said. “I personally was fortunate to know Ms. Wells when I was growing up as a young boy and man.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of the Wellington for over 60 years.  This gift will help the foundation provide the hospital with upgrades to technology and other comforts that patients and families appreciate.”“The partnership between our service area communities and the hospital is vital to the success of SRMC.  We are truly grateful,” said Fred Hinman, SRMC Board Director.The Endowment Foundation encourages and appreciates those who leave a part of their trust to the Endowment Foundation, and can do so by naming the SRMC Endowment Foundation as a beneficiary, 1323 North A Street, Wellington, KS  67152.Those who wish to reach out to the foundation may email Larry Theurer at or call (620) 326-7315 to talk about additional needs and goals of the Foundation.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Having escape plan is this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme

first_imgMASON CITY — This is Fire Prevention Week. Mason City Fire Chief Erik Bullinger says this year’s campaign theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape: Plan and Practice Your Escape”. “This Fire Prevention Week campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. Don’t forget about the little ones that help you do your exit drill in the home, they are heroes too, they bring that message home from school.” Bullinger says you need to create an escape plan since people typically only have a short time to respond to a fire.  “A typical home fire, you obviously have less than a minute sometimes to escape safely from the time smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. Please make your home escape plan.”60-percent of all home fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms, while 50-percent of home fire deaths happen between the hours of 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM when most people are asleep.last_img read more