Ken MacKenzie (Image courtesy of BHP Billiton)Australian resource company, BHP Billiton, said Ken MacKenzie has been selected to succeed Jac Nasser as chairman, effective September 1, 2017. Nasser is retiring from both his positions as chairman and non-executive director, BHP Billiton said.MacKenzie joined the BHP board as a non-executive director in September 2016 and is a member of the board’s sustainability committee.He spent 23 years at Amcor, a global packaging company, serving as managing director and CEO for 10 of those 23 years.Senior independent director, Shriti Vadera, who led the formal succession process, said the board “undertook a rigorous search and assessment of potential external and internal candidates,” with the assistance of the international recruitment firm, Heidrick & Struggles.
The Premier League have taken UEFA’s request into account when formulating their own plans.But they will leave the final decision in the hands of clubs, who have the following options:A 12-week window opening running from July 13-October 5, which would involve a two-week overlap with the end of this seasonA 10-week window from the end of the Premier League season on July 27-October 5A 10-week window from the end of the season to October 5, plus an additional two weeks for completing domestic transfers.A full 12-week international window from the end of season until October 19.The latter two options would be against UEFA’s wishes and could give Premier League clubs an advantage in the market of their European rivals as they would have more time to sign players.Ironically for the last two years the Premier League have been at a disadvantage after opting to close the window before the start of the season, a rule change the clubs voted to abandon this summer before the disruption caused by the coronavirus shutdown.A vote could be held on the latest proposals on Tuesday if the clubs are seeking immediate clarity.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Premier Leaguecould defy the wishes of UEFA by keeping this year’s transfer windowopen beyond the proposed October 5 cut-off.Top-flight clubs will discuss four proposed timetables for this summer’s window at their shareholders meeting on Tuesday, two of which would be longer than that recommended by UEFA, and could hold an immediate vote to clarify their player trading plans.UEFA asked all member associations last week to close their transfer windows no later than October 5, because they want all deals to be completed before the deadline for registering squads for the Champions Leagueand Europa League, which falls on the following day.
Sportito gets green light to expand into Mexico January 9, 2020 Submit Share Sportito makes LatAm debut in Brazil October 30, 2019 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share UKGC suspends two licences over failure to integrate GAMSTOP April 3, 2020 Sportito has built on its recent deal with Fulham FC by becoming the ‘Official Fantasy Sports Partner’ for Premier League side Burnley FC.Sportito, the first DFS company to sign with the ‘Clarets’, offers players the chance to win real cash prizes every day by choosing which players they would have in their fantasy team, without having to worry about a salary cap restriction.The ‘dynamic’ partnership will also enable fans to participate in competitions to win Burnley signed merchandised, match day tickets and other fan experiences with the club and its players.Anthony Fairclough, Director of Commercial Affairs for Burnley Football Club, commented: “This is the very first Fantasy Sports partner the club have had and I’m sure it will be a hit with our fans. As part of the launch, Sportito are offering a free £5 bet, which fans can take advantage of. I am sure this will be a great partnership for the club, Sportito and more importantly our fan base.”Riccardo Mittiga, CEO of Sportito, said: “We are proud to have Burnley as the first Premier League Football Club on board. Burnley have come a long way from being one of the founding members of English Football League and are now soaring in the Premier League, beating some of the top teams in the division.”He added: “One of the reasons we chose Burnley FC was the passion the fans have for their club. With this partnership, we want to connect with these fans to bring a true Fantasy Football experience with Sportito.”A DFS platform operating in the UK with a gambling license from the UKGC, Sportito offers numerous competitions featuring players across leagues such as the Premier League, Championship, Bundesliga and La Liga. Click here to access the dedicated webpage for Burnley FC fans.
Michael Carrick at his testimonial 1 Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs believes Michael Carrick has an important part to play for Jose Mourinho’s side next season.The ex-England midfielder, who turns 36 next month, has just signed a year-long extension to the contract which was due to expire to keep him at Old Trafford for another campaign – his 12th at the club.Carrick made 38 appearances this season – only eight of which were as a substitute – with 23 starts in the Premier League and Giggs, who played for United until he was 40, believes his former team-mate’s experience will be vital in the coming 12 months.“Michael just makes players around him play better,” said the Welshman.“He’s got that calming influence that you can see on and off the pitch, it’s a pleasure to play with him.“When you play with players, you want to trust them when they have the ball and Michael is one of those players.“When he is on the pitch, you can trust him. He always makes the right decision.”Carrick himself is looking forward to recharging his batteries over the summer and returning for pre-season with the focus on winning more silverware after an EFL Cup and Europa League double this season.“I can totally switch off now when I go away with the family,” he told MUTV after a testimonial at Old Trafford to mark his 11 years with the club.“I will probably throw my phone in the sea so I don’t have to answer any more calls or emails. Just get my head together again and be ready again to be back for pre-season and do it all over again and try and win some more trophies.”
zoom As carriers’ stock of ready-to-cascade Asia-Europe containerships is almost empty, the second phase of the cascade could be even more difficult for carriers to manage, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.New Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) will force the cascade into a potentially more destructive second phase of bigger ships moving into North-South lanes as these vessels will stretch the ability of ports to handle them and trades’ capacity to absorb them without dumping utilisation.The introduction of these leviathans and the proceeding arms race to catch up that has pushed the ceiling closer to 20,000 TEU, has had huge consequences for the industry, one of the biggest being the huge deployment headaches they have given carriers. With the biggest ships effectively locked into the Asia-Europe trade due to port handling limitations elsewhere carriers have had to be creative in shuffling ships into new trade lanes.The phasing of ex-Asia-Europe ships into new lanes has routinely destabilised the new homes and has been a major contributing factor towards persistently low freight rates. The slowdown in demand that coincided with the arrival of the ULCVs exacerbated the industry’s overcapacity and has meant that for years carriers’ deployment decisions were less than optimal, according to Drewry.“Deciding where to use their biggest assets has most often been based on necessity rather than demand,” Drewry said, adding that the average size of vessel on the Asia-North Europe trade is nearly as big as Maersk Line’s E-class units at 14,600 TEU, introduced 10 years ago. There are now only seven sub-10,000 TEU ships left on the route.While the pressure to cascade ships is intensifying thanks to the new ULCVs, carriers in the Asia-North Europe trade now have less low-hanging fruit they can easily pick off and redeploy elsewhere.Since the first quarter of 2013, the average ship size on the Europe-South Africa trade has grown by 92%, while for Asia-West Africa the growth rate was 79% and for Asia-East Coast South America it was 64%. Some of that will have been through newbuilds going directly into the trade, but most will be down to the cascade, Drewry said.
Glenn Close has donated $75,000 to the Mental Health Association of Central Florida.The six-time Oscar winner made the donation on Thursday, prior to speaking at the organization’s fifth annual Legacy Of Champions luncheon.“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our guest speaker, Glenn Close,” said Candice Crawford, CEO of MHACF. “The community turned out to hear an actress and advocate for mental health at a very sensitive time for our city and she absolutely delivered.”The Mental Health Association of Central Florida provides mental health services, support and information to the members of the Central Florida community. Find out more here.