My Morning Jacket‘s multi-instrumentalist/jack-of-all-trades Carl Broemel has released a new single from his forthcoming solo LP called 4th of July. The track, called “Snowflake”, is an acoustic track that Broemel told SPIN “…is partially influenced by the interesting but questionable book ‘The Hidden Messages in Water’, where a scientist flash-freezes water drops while participants think happy or sad thoughts. Positive thoughts made beautiful snowflakes and negative thoughts made messy ugly shapes.”The track “Snowflake” is currently available for stream on SoundCloud. Other album tracks that are available for streaming include “In The Dark” (on SoundCloud) and “Sleepy Lagoon” (on Spotify). All three tracks are available as instant-downloads if you pre-order the album on iTunes.Listen to “Snowflake” below!
“When we define our policy we will be looking at internal and external people,” he said. “We are reviewing, in the context of the Pioneer acquisition, the way we will price funds in order to obtain our objective of being efficient for investors. We will continue to be a price leader when we will decide what to do with brokerage research fees.”Perrier continued: “I ask all people to be cautious and reasonable and not to be impressed with some people who say it is good not to charge [research costs] to the fund. Funds that have no research costs [do so] because they don’t practise alpha [generation].”Also speaking in Paris at L’AGEFI Global Invest, Alexander Schindler, executive board member and head of institutional business at Union Asset Management, and a former president of the EFAMA European funds association, said that asset managers were likely to reduce their external research budgets by 30% as a result of the MiFID II requirements. This would have a further effect on investment bank income and sell-side research provision, he said.Dan Waters, CEO of ICI Global, the international offshoot of the US Investment Company Institute, noted that the EU was setting the pace internationally in terms of investment management cost transparency.More managers to absorb research costsBoth State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and Columbia Threadneedle Investments have declared this week that they will absorb investment research costs.A spokeswoman for SSGA said: “We believe that this approach will result in the best outcome for our clients under the directive [MiFID II]. We will continue to engage with external research providers to ensure we are receiving the highest quality service to support our internal processes. Due to the strength of our internal investment research capabilities we have never been overly reliant on external research. We will continue to use external research only where it is additive to our own capabilities.”In a statement, Columbia Threadneedle said its processes used “in-depth internal research supplemented with specialist research acquired from third party research providers. This enables us to selectively access broader knowledge to generate performance across our strategies.”In addition, Swiss boutique RAM Active Investments has also said it will meet the cost of investment research itself. Thomas de Saint-Seine, CEO, said its systematic funds relied purely on in-house research, while fixed income costs would be met by the company.DC Thomson backs ERIC research toolDC Thomson, one of the largest private media organisations in the UK, is partnering with Electronic Research Interchange (ERIC) to develop the latter’s investment research offering for ”the post-MiFID II world”.The transaction will see DC Thomson acquire a material stake in ERIC, which will create tailored research solutions for investment managers and research providers. The deal will provide the functionality to create advanced search options for a library of content capable of adding more than 200,000 research documents on a daily basis to ERIC’s platform.Russell Napier, co-founder of ERIC, said: “We are excited to partner with DC Thomson to bring both buyers and sellers of investment research world class digital publishing expertise. DC Thomson’s support allows ERIC to retain a vital independence of ownership in a marketplace where transactions need to be highly confidential. This partnership allows ERIC to offer both off the shelf and bespoke solutions across the industry.” Yves Perrier, the CEO of Amundi, today gave a strong hint that his firm could retain its current stance to pass on research costs to clients and funds from next year under MiFID II.Perrier said Amundi was still evaluating its position on research costs and whether or not to charge them to clients in the light of its acquisition of Pioneer. He also said there was a danger the coverage of under-researched parts of the market would be reduced, with knock-on effects for capital transmission and investors.Asset managers must unbundle research costs from other costs when displaying fund charges under MiFID II rules. The majority have so far chosen to pay for research costs from their own balance sheets rather than pass them directly through to fund investors.Speaking today in Paris, Perrier said 60% of Amundi’s total research was undertaken internally and the remaining 40% was external. read more
Sunderland new boy Will Buckley is relishing the challenge of taking the next step in his football education under Gus Poyet. He said: “They let you have the ball a little bit more comfortably, but when it gets to that final third, it’s going to be more difficult to create goals and score goals, which everyone wants to do.” Buckley joins former Brighton team-mate Liam Bridcutt at the Stadium of Light with Poyet backing him to rise to the top-flight challenge. The South American tended to play with a lone striker last season with the likes of Adam Johnson and Fabio Borini – the Italian remains tantalisingly out of the club’s grasp as the close of the transfer window looms – providing support. A similar role would hold no fears for Buckley, who admits his instinct is to attack. He said: “Growing up, I was always a striker but when I first broke on to the professional scene, I started playing as a winger and that’s probably my best position now. “I can play up front, but as a winger is probably where Gus has bought me to play. “With the three he plays up there, it’s interchanging and you get to play all along the front three, so I am comfortable playing in any one of those positions.” Sunderland – who are without Emanuele Giaccherini (groin) – will be looking to inflict a second defeat in a week on United after Louis van Gaal lost his first game in charge to Swansea. Van Gaal signed Marcos Rojo for £16m from Sporting Lisbon in mid-week but the defender will not play at the Stadium of Light as he is yet to receive a work permit. Michael Carrick, Marounane Fellaini and Ander Herrera (all ankle) are out along with Luke Shaw (hamstring), Jonny Evans (leg), Anderson (calf) and Jesse Lingard and Danny Welbeck (both knee) The boss insisted he felt like he had gone from the king of Manchester to the devil after defeat but United legend Dennis Irwin insisted he is not worried about the direction of the club. He said: “We have to trust him because he is an experienced manager he has won things everywhere he has gone,” the former defender said at the launch of Manchester United and Apollo Tyre’s ‘Go The Distance Pitch’ at Old Trafford. “It was a disappointing result and a poor performance but going forward, I think we might need a little bit of patience for the manager to get his ideas across “He has been with us for a month. We had a lot of matches in the first two and a half three weeks of pre-season so he didn’t really get much of a chance to get his ideas across. “It’s only now and within the next two or three months that his philosophy will eventually come through. “Last year wasn’t a good year for us, finishing seventh, particularly with the 23 years we had previously, but I think we will have a really good year.” The 24-year-old winger finally joined the Black Cats this month to end Poyet’s seven-month chase for his former Brighton star and could make his home debut against Manchester United on Sunday. Buckley made his Barclays Premier League bow a s a substitute in Sunderland 2-2 draw at West Brom. Press Association Poyet was unable to prise Buckley away from the Seagulls in January, where he had helped the midfielder make the transition from League Two to the Sky Bet Championship, but signed him for £2.5million earlier this month. And against United Buckley is confident that Poyet can help him fulfil his dreams. He said: “Obviously, everyone knows what he did as a player but I have worked under him now for over two years and his passion just comes across to the players in a good way. “He just gets the best out of me. Hopefully he improves players, that’s one of his qualities, and hopefully I can carry on improving now I have joined here as well.” Buckley’s rise has been impressive – since he was playing his football with Rochdale in League Two when Watford handed him a Championship chance in January 2010. By his own admission, the progression was not straightforward, but he adapted to such an extent that within 18 months, Brighton were prepared to pay £1million for him. He said: “When I went from League Two to the Championship, for the first couple of months, I actually struggled, then I saw myself improving day to day. Hopefully that can be the same with the Premier League.” Buckley had 17 minutes as an emergency right-back at The Hawthorns to assess just how much he has to learn as he makes his latest step forward, but one difference between the Premier League and the Championship was immediately apparent. read more
SC Outfitters guides, students and members of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies took part in a weekend-long Wilderness First Aid training program at the Wrigley Institute on Catalina Island this weekend.Outing · Twenty-seven USC students and three members of the USC Wrigley Institute went on a weekend-long Wilderness First Aid training program that was held at the Wrigley Institute on Catalina Island. – Photo courtesy of Jay Creech The program was designed to teach students valuable first aid skills that they could use in the wild or during outdoor activities. Students got the opportunity to participate in simulated medical situations.“It’s very hands-on, which is awesome, because when we have the patients, we have no idea what’s going on with them,” said Christine Sur, a junior majoring in environmental studies.Participants took a boat from Long Beach to Catalina, where they settled into the dorms and took a number of informative classes before heading outside for hands-on experience.“The WFA is a largely scenario-based course, so a lot of it is done outside in groups and it’s really exciting,” said SC Outfitters President Jay Creech.This was the first year USC has done a WFA program. SC Outfitters tried to host the program before, but it proved to be a challenging process.“We started thinking about this pretty long ago, in the fall of 2009,” Creech said. “We picked it up again in August. We had to figure out when the dorms would be available and which weekend would work best for the guides.”Students learned how to deal with everything from fractures, sprains and dislocations, to treating people suffering from dehydration, hypothermia and heat stroke.Some of the simulated scenarios included treating a fractured wrist and moving someone whose spine couldn’t stand being shifted.The participants also learned the value of gathering data in order to make good decisions for patients.“It helps you become a better guide,” Sur said. “I wanted to get some kind of formal training because, as a guide, it’s important to be prepared.”The medical aspect, however, is not the only lure of the WFA.“This program is great for any USC student who has any interest in activities like hiking and backpacking,” said senior David Price, a public policy, management and planning major, who is getting his First Aid re-certification.Many believe that the program is a good addition for USC.“I think it gives us a lot of legitimacy,” Creech said. “We’re giving students the ability to get out of the city and it’s an especially great course for pre-med students.” read more
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As the business of the National Assembly gets underway following an extended recess, provision could be made to afford nurses the opportunity to study and specialise in various areas with Government’s introduction of the amended Nurses’ and Midwives Bill to the National Assembly.Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs, gave official notice of the legal supplement during last week, which signals that Members of Parliament will soon debate on the amendment. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence is expected to present the amended bill.The existing Nurses’ Bill, which governs the training and employment of nurses and midwives, has been made law since 1942. However, under the proposed changes, nurses would have the opportunity to study and upgrade their careers through tertiary education and other studies.The law provides for a Nurses and Midwives Council to be established. The bill seeks to make provision for the registration and regulation of nurses, midwives and nursing assistants. It outlines that anyone in the nursing profession found guilty of professional misconduct can face a fine of up to $100,000.Another penalty relates to practising without a valid licence, wherein the bill says that any nurse or midwife guilty of this offence shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of $500,000 and 12 months’ imprisonment.The Public Health Minister had explained to the Department of Public Information (DPI) in September that special attention will be given to training and academic elevation of all staff. read more