View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Zelendolsk Shipyard to Hold Keel-Laying Ceremony of Transport Dock Sviyaga Training & Education View post tag: Dock A solemn keel-laying ceremony of Project 22570 transport dock Sviyaga developed by Almaz Design Bureau will be held…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, November 27, 2012; Image: Flot November 27, 2012 Russia: Zelendolsk Shipyard to Hold Keel-Laying Ceremony of Transport Dock Sviyaga View post tag: hold View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: Sviyaga View post tag: Zelendolsk View post tag: shipyard View post tag: Keel-Laying View post tag: Naval View post tag: Transport View post tag: Navy Share this article
Animal Law Committee up for review Animal Law Committee up for review The Bar’s new Animal Law Committee is up for review before the Program Evaluation Committee and comments are being sought on whether the ALC should gain standing committee status.Last year, the PEC approved the Animal Law Committee as an interim standing committee for a one year period. The review will begin at the PEC’s October 20 meeting in Palm Coast.The PEC is chaired by Frank C. Walker and any comments or suggestions may be e-mailed to Walker at [email protected] or the Bar’s Mike Garcia at [email protected] September 15, 2005 Regular News
Hybrid pension funds must have a “balanced” governance structure in place to ensure no one group of beneficiaries is penalised, the latest paper by the 300 Club has said.David Villa, a member of the group of investment professionals seeking to improve the investment landscape, argued that the hybrid approach of blending defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) was preferable to “going off the defined contribution cliff”.Villa – CIO at the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), which reformed to offer employees of the US state hybrid benefits – insisted governance was a crucial risk when determining pension outcomes.“Governance decisions are ultimately equivalent to a change in return and can contribute significantly to volatility of outcomes,” he argued. In his paper, ‘The Third Way: A hybrid model for pensions’, he claims that if the governance model is not designed properly, then one group of beneficiaries risks losing out at the expense of another.“Both the DB and DC models lack the countervailing force provided by risk sharing,” he writes. He argues that the model used by SWIB, which manages assets worth $91bn (€74.8bn), was easily copied by other providers by offering a minimum benefit guarantee and any gains made above the level split between sponsor and member.“The risk sharing aspects of this design have profound implications for the governance of the system,” he says. “Interests are not aligned in DB or DC structures. “In the hybrid structure, risk is shared, and the alignment of interest that results contributes to a virtuous cycle of governance.”Villa argues in favour of the benefits of any hybrid approach.“Society,” he writes, “would also be better off if we could avoid going off the defined contribution cliff, wherein financially unsophisticated individuals take on large risks that significantly change their wealth in retirement if they get it wrong.”
After a spectacular comeback bid fell just one point short against crosstown rival UCLA last week, the women’s tennis looks to return to winning ways against San Diego State on Wednesday. The Women of Troy had been looking to extend a six-game winning run going into their matchup against the Bruins, but they will now try to start a fresh streak by taking care of the Aztecs at Marks Stadium.Despite the close loss to archrivals UCLA, associate head coach West Nott insisted that “nothing has changed” in the squad’s preparations for game day.“Have a good practice, control the things you can control and just get back out there on the court and rack up another win,” Nott said when asked about the team’s mentality heading into the contest.No. 4 USC now sports a 10-2 record and an undefeated 4-0 mark at home, while San Diego State is 6-5 for the season and has not lost in almost a month. After a rough 2-5 start, the Aztecs notched four consecutive victories to push their record over .500, and they will look to make it five in their upset bid against the Women of Troy.USC travelled to San Diego in 2014 and came away with a dominant 7-0 victory, but neither the players nor the coaches are taking the win for granted this year.“If we can keep working on the things we’ve been working on, the rest will just fall into place,” Nott said. “We won’t be taking them lightly.”Six USC players are currently nationally ranked in singles, led by No. 18 junior Giuliana Olmos. The other ranked Women of Troy include two seniors, No. 36 Sabrina Santamaria and No. 46 Zoë Scandalis, while No. 88 Gabby Smith, No. 83 Meredith Xepoleas and No. 65 Madison Westby are all freshmen. Olmos and Scandalis are also the 17-ranked doubles partnership in the country, and sophomore Zoë Katz and senior Gabriella DeSimone are currently ranked at No. 27.After the loss against UCLA last week, head coach Richard Gallien identified doubles as an area for improvement, and the team has been working to improve that aspect of their game throughout the week.“We’ve got some new players, and gelling takes a little bit of time, especially just handling the pressure of a dual match,” Nott said. “We’ve been working really hard, and the kids are learning very quickly so I wouldn’t be surprised if we played great doubles [against San Diego State.]”The players and coaching staff have also been working on maintaining full, NCAA tournament-esque intensity over the course of a full match.“We’re working on our overall consistency as a team, not giving away any free points, just making every point, set and match contested from the beginning to the end and playing a full, complete performance,” Nott said.USC and San Diego State do not share many common fixtures in their seasons, as the Aztecs play in the Mountain West Championship, but comparing results against their lone mutual opponent — Pepperdine — inspires confidence. San Diego State fell to the Waves by a score of 5-2 in their lone meeting of the spring, while the Women of Troy beat Pepperdine twice in the same week back in January, with a 4-0 win at home and a 4-3 victory in Malibu.The Women of Troy know, however, that any lower-ranked team visiting Marks Stadium will be prepared to upset them and are ready to meet the challenge.“We take them very seriously even though they aren’t ranked as high[ly] as us,” Santamaria said. “We’re preparing very well, and we’re going to treat [the game] like it’s UCLA or Stanford or Cal and just take care of business.”The match begins Wednesday at Marks Stadium at 1:30 p.m., and it is the Women of Troy’s final contest before conference play begins at Washington State on Sunday.
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