Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Apr 2020 2:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Lauren tips Fernando Torres to make a great coach Lauren has been impressed by Torres (Picture: AFP via Getty)‘He wants to play good transitions, win the ball and go forward quickly. ‘He knows what he wants to do. You can feel that he has that kind of understanding of the game. ‘He’s one of those guys I’ve been most impressed with. He knows what he’s doing every day.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. (Picture: AFP7 / Europa Press Sports via Getty)Arsenal legend Lauren has tipped former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to become a great coach, as the pair work towards their Uefa license together. The pair are part of a group working through the Spanish football federation to earn their coaching badges. Former Barcelona centre-back Rafael Marquez, ex-Real Madrid and Liverpool full-back Alvaro Arbeloa and former Aston Villa and Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar are also part of the group. The coronavirus crisis has forced them to set up a WhatsApp group while they continue their studies.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘The experience has been wonderful,’ Lauren told The Athletic. ‘You see different thought-processes and different ways to understand the game.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We have to adapt ourself to new systems to have lessons. We need speedy learning!’Former Atletico Madrid striker Torres has been a shining light in the group and Lauren believes he has a great career in coaching ahead of him.‘You can see that he has everything very clear,’ Lauren added. Advertisement
Based in Geneva, Economou will develop the Lombard Odier Pension Fund investment model to run for external pension clients and sovereign wealth funds.He spent five years at the head of CERN’s fund, developing a risk-based approach for its investments, which became known as the CERN Model.Prior to this, he was assistant treasurer of ITT Corporation and managed pension fund assets and liabilities based in New York.Economou will report to Jan Straatman, LOIM’s CIO.On Economou’s appointment, Straatman said: “Théodore’s depth of experience running pension funds and his outstanding knowledge of their investment needs in building portfolios will be extremely valuable to our clients.” Former CERN Pension Fund chief executive Théodore Economou is set to lead Lombard Odier Investment Managers’ (LOIM) multi-asset and fiduciary management business.Economou announced he was stepping down from the CERN fund in July 2014 but said he expected to stay chief executive until his tenure finished in August this year and assist with the search for his successor.However, he will now join the Swiss private bank’s asset management arm from February, serving as CIO of its multi-asset business, which manages around $5.2bn (€4.5bn) in assets.While still at CERN, he was announced as an adviser to the Lombard Odier Pension Fund to help develop its risk-based investment strategy, which it initiated in 2009.
LocalNews Public Service of Dominica not politicised by: – January 10, 2012 Tweet 18 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Share Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service, Mr. Felix Gregoire. The opening of the year 2012 is an opportune time to extend warmest New Year’s greetings to all citizens of the Commonwealth of Dominica and to thank all Government Employees for their dedication, commitment and diligence during 2011.In recent times, the perception being given in the media is that the Public Service of the Commonwealth of Dominica is politicised. This perception is totally baseless. The Public Service has served the general public with integrity and impartiality and will certainly continue to do so without fear or favour in 2012 and beyond.Section 68 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica states: “Where any Minister has been charged with responsibility for any department of Government, he shall exercise general direction and control over that department; and, subject to such direction and control, every department of Government shall be under the supervision of a public officer whose office is referred to in this Constitution as the office of a Permanent Secretary:”. This section of the Constitution clearly describes the relationship between the Minister and the Permanent Secretary, which demands that in the management of a Department or Ministry the Minister and Permanent Secretary must work together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Put simply, the Minister is responsible for policy direction with the advice of the Permanent Secretary while the Permanent Secretary is responsible for the administrative aspects, which include the implementation of policy, rules and regulations.Government’s policy framework is outlined in the Growth and Social Protection Strategy (GSPS) which has been developed with the input of various stakeholders, culminating with the final approval of the Cabinet. Presently the GSPS is being revised for the second time.Given that Government’s policy is outlined in the GSPS, there should be no conflict between the Minister and Permanent Secretary in the implementation of such policy.With respect to the recruitment and promotion of public officers, this responsibility rests with the Public Service Commission. In the performance of its duties the Commission receives recommendations from Permanent Secretaries and Head of Departments, (never from Ministers). The decisions of the Commission are final except in the case of officers to be appointed under Section 86 of the Constitution which requires the Prime Minister to give a “no objection” to these appointments. This “no objection” is enshrined in Section 86 (1) of the Constitution and has been exercised by every Prime Minister since 1978.Permanent Secretaries and Head of Departments are public officers who have worked their way upwards through the various ranks within the Public Service, and have served various administrations (Governments). These officers, after completing their professional training overseas, have returned to Dominica to serve their country through thick and thin. Many of them could have landed lucrative jobs overseas, but decided to remain in Dominica to contribute to the national development.It should be noted that the few advisors engaged by the Government operate within their terms of reference and are not public officers, although they may report to a Permanent Secretary.There may not always be agreement between Ministers and Permanent Secretaries on the specific manner in which programmes are implemented, but this has been managed through the observance of public service rules and regulations, and of course the will to see progress and development in the country.Senior public officers have the discipline to separate personal opinion and agenda from professional advice and good work ethics, given the need to account to their superiors as well as set the example for subordinates and officers under their supervision.The Public Service of Dominica is an institution. Many persons have entered and left the public service and various Governments have been in and out of office. Through all these, the Public Service has remained as an institution established by the Dominica Constitution. The recent Public Service Reform Programmes have been designed mainly to increase productivity in the Public Service. These improvements have produced tremendous results at the Inland Revenue, Customs and Registry for example, while improvements will soon follow in other areas. In conclusion, there is need for the Public Service, like any other institution, to continuously examine its operations, policies and programmes to ensure achievement of targeted development objectives. Therefore, any input, feedback or suggestions that will support the valiant efforts of the Public Service in this endeavour, would be welcomed.Felix GregoireSECRETARY TO THE CABINET & HEAD OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE
U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 26 players to Carson, Calif., for the USA’s first FIFA World Cup preparation camp in 2014. The camp starts Jan. 6 and will be held in California and San Paulo, Brazil. U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 26 players to Carson, Calif., for the USA’s first FIFA World Cup preparation camp in 2014.The camp, which runs from Jan. 6-Feb. 1, will be conducted across two continents. After six days in California, a 23-player group will base in Sao Paulo from Jan. 13-25 to give the players and staff a dry run of this summer’s tournament in Brazil. The team will then return to the U.S. Soccer National Training Center.The roster is packed with veterans of the World Cup qualifying campaign as a total of 10 players helped the United States advance to the finals for the seventh-consecutive time. At the other end of the spectrum, nine players will be looking to earn their first cap for the Senior Team.“We are all very excited for this camp because, as a team, it will give us our first taste of Brazil,” said Klinsmann. “This is a very important camp in our preparations for the World Cup. It’s important for the players to continue developing their bond and sense of urgency for the tournament. It’s important for us to see how they do in Brazil, how the new players fit with the group and to make sure everyone is focused on reaching the highest level for next summer.” Jurgen Klinsmann Previews 2014 January CampThe camp culminates with a friendly against Korea Republic on Feb. 1 in Carson, Calif. Kickoff at the StubHub Center is set for 2 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, WatchESPN and UniMas. Fans can also follow the match live on Twitter @ussoccer.More than 15,000 tickets have been sold for the USA’s first game in the New Year, which is one of only two games currently scheduled before the naming of the World Cup roster in May. Fans can purchase tickets through ussoccer.com, by calling 1-888-929-7849, and at the StubHub Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – Detailed RosterGOALKEEPERS (4): Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)DEFENDERS (10): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Harrington (Portland Timbers), Chris Klute (Colorado Rapids), Chance Myers (Sporting Kansas City), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Seth Sinovic (Sporting Kansas City), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)MIDFIELDERS (8): Eric Alexander (New York Red Bulls), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)FORWARDS (4): Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Mike Magee (Chicago Fire), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)ROSTER NOTES Ten players on the camp roster appeared in World Cup qualifying matches for the USA in 2013. Graham Zusi led all players with nine appearances and was followed closely by Omar Gonzalez and Eddie Johnson, each with eight.Nick Rimando backstopped the team to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup crown, collecting five victories and earning a shutout in the final, a 1-0 win against Panama.Landon Donovan tied for the team lead in 2013 with eight goals. He started all six games in the Gold Cup and shared Golden Boot honors with Chris Wondolowski, each scoring five times. Mix Diskerud was the only other player to make an appearance in all six Gold Cup matches.Twenty-five of the 27 players on the camp roster represent 11 different Major League Soccer teams. Current MLS champion Sporting Kansas City has five total (Matt Besler, Benny Feilhaber, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic and Zusi) on the roster, the most of any team.Besler, Feilhaber and Zusi were all included on last year’s January camp roster, while Myers and Sinovic are both receiving their first call up to a camp with the full U.S. MNT.Luis Gil, Michael Harrington, Chris Klute, Shane O’Neill and DeAndre Yedlin are also all receiving their first call-up to a camp with the Senior National Team.Gil, O’Neill and Yedlin were all part of the 2013 U.S. U-20 World Cup team. During the tournament in Turkey, Gil scored against Spain and O’Neill against Ghana. Gil and Yedlin started all three matches of the tournament while O’Neil started the final two.Yedlin finished third in the 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year voting.Mike Magee was voted the 2013 MLS MVP after scoring 21 goals. The 29-year-old was also named to the League’s Best XI alongside Besler, Gonzalez and Zusi.Thirteen players were also in attendance at last year’s January camp: Kyle Beckerman, Besler, Brad Davis, Diskerud, Evans, Tally Hall, Bill Hamid, Eddie Johnson, Sean Johnson, Wondolowski and Zusi.Prior to that camp, Besler had never appeared for a U.S. National Team. He partnered with Gonzalez in central defense in the historic 0-0 draw in Mexico, becoming only the second player in U.S. history to start a World Cup qualifier with less than two caps.After Donovan (154 caps/57 goals), Eddie Johnson is the most experienced member of the camp roster with 61 career caps and 19 goals. Johnson tied DaMarcus Beasley for the most MNT appearances in 2013 with 17 – nine of which he started.In 2013, Johnson accumulated five goals and one assist. He scored the goal that completed the USA’s quest to qualify for the World Cup, netting the opening goal in the 2-0 win against Mexico.Zusi earned his first cap for the MNT at the end of the 2012 January camp when he started in the 1-0 win against Venezuela, then scored his first international goal four days later when the tallied the game-winner in the 1-0 win against Panama.Evans scored the game-winning goal in the 2-1 win in Jamaica on June 7 in Kingston. Recording his first goal for the MNT, his strike in the second minute of second-half stoppage time handed the U.S. a huge three points. He has started at right back in eight of the last nine games for which he was available, including five World Cup Qualifiers.Diskerud appeared in 13 of the USA’s last 14 matches dating back to July 5 against Guatemala. He played in all six matches in the 2013 Gold Cup winning run, and started the last two World Cup qualifiers. Remarkably, the United States holds a record of 12-1-3 all-time in games in which Diskerud has appeared.