Steenbergen appointed chief financial officer at Lufthansa | News

first_img“With Remco Steenbergen, we will have a distinguished financial expert with extensive experience in the capital markets joining us as the new Lufthansa Group chief financial officer,” said Karl-Ludwig Kley, chairman of the Deutsche Lufthansa AG supervisory board. “Remco Steenbergen brings with him excellent financial expertise from various companies as well as industries and has also impressed the supervisory board with his personality. “Especially now, when the pandemic is having such serious consequences for air travel, an internationally experienced and well-respected chief financial officer is more important than ever for Lufthansa Group: not only to overcome the current crisis but also for the coming years, when we have to – and want to – pay back government stabilisation funds.”- Advertisement – After the resignations of Ulrik Svensson and Thorsten Dirks, Carsten Spohr, chairman of the executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, took over the responsibilities of the chief financial officer on an interim basis. With the appointment of Steenbergen, the finance division will be re-established. It will include controlling and risk management, corporate finance, accounting and balance sheets, taxes, and purchasing, as well as mergers and acquisitions.- Advertisement – Most recently, Steenbergen was chief financial officer of Barry Callebaut Group based in Zurich, Switzerland and prior to that, worked at Philips and at KPMG. Throughout his career, he has held a wide range of global leadership and financial management roles at numerous companies in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Belgium, Ireland, the United States and Switzerland. Lufthansa has appointed Remco Steenbergen to the role of chief financial officer. Taking up the position at the start of January, Steenbergen will also take a seat on the executive board.- Advertisement –center_img OlderHeathrow again calls for testing regime as passenger numbers collapse – Advertisement –last_img read more

MMM/Lagos Karate Tourney Throws up Olympic Hopefuls

first_imgThe Lagos State / Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM) Under 18 Karate Championship ended last week at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos with Samchi Karate Academy of Lagos emerging champions.Samchi  Academy dazzled Karatekas from other states by winning 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 9 Bronze medals in the event which featured 16 categories.The champions discovered at the event include; Jamal Akeem category 6 and under male Gold,  Somelo Osielo  category 7 to 8 female gold,  Odi Redah category 9 to 10  green belt male 1 gold and silver, Hene Bassey category 7 to 8 green belt female gold, Esther Ndukwe category 8 to 9 orange belt female gold,  Nwane Nnonye category 11 – 12 orange belt female and kumite 2 gold medal.Speaking after the event, winner in the under 15 category, Dauda Muba said: “I am very grateful to God for my victory. I am very passionate about karate and I want to thank the Lagos State government and MMM for giving me this opportunity.”In the same vein,  organiser of the event and founder of Samchi Karate Academy, Sensei Adejebe Samuel, stated that the objective is to discover and nurture future talents.“Today, Karate is an Olympic sport so the need to catch them young cannot be over-empahsised. We need to start preparing them for the Olympics so that we can help them grow and win medals for the country,” remarked Adejebe Samuel who is also the coordinator Japan (Nihon) Karate-Do Seikokai Suzuki-Ha Shito-Ryu Nigeria branch.The Director of Sports, Lagos State, Louis Olusegun Kolawole, speaking on why the Lagos State government partnered MMM said it was because the Lagos State government is ready to partner any individual or group with developmental initiatives targeted at the youths of the state.“The Lagos state Under 18 Karate Championship is one of such programmes and that fits into the vision of the Lagos State government because it promotes the youths in Lagos State.The Offline Secretary & Events Co-coordinator, MMM Amaka Benson said that sponsoring the project is in line with the charity vision of MMM adding that MMM has carried out a good number of charity drives in Nigeria through partnerships with NGOPs initiatives targeted at alleviating poverty.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NFL Week 14 Weather Updates: Rain, wind could impact fantasy start ’em, sit ’em choices for Ravens-Bills, Giants-Eagles, more

first_imgWEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL Week 14 weather updatesRavens @ Bills. This figures to be the windiest game of the week — and likely the biggest weather worry. Temperatures will be around 40 degrees, but a 15-20-mph sustained wind with gusts over 30 mph will push “feels-like” temps closer to 30 degrees. The wind really is the primary concern and could be an issue for kicks and longer throws. Still, we are talking about a pair of athletic, mobile, and strong-armed quarterbacks, so even with an expected eight-percent decrease to passing and scoring, I wouldn’t call this a “stay away” game (stats courtesy of WeatherEdge).Bengals @ Browns. This will be another breezy game, but maybe just a tick less windy than in Buffalo. I’d expect sustained winds around 15 mph with gusts around 25 mph. That will have a slight impact to passing/kicking.Redskins @ Packers. It’s going to be cold, but not overly frigid or unusual for Green Bay standards. There’s also a chance for showers/drizzle and some occasionally gusty winds. None of the individual factors are enough to recommend fading this game. It’s not perfect, but it’s not bad enough to worry about. Week 14’s NFL weather forecast has a few worrisome spots, and with the fantasy playoffs underway, fantasy football owners can’t afford to botch any start ’em, sit ’em decisions because of weather. The Ravens-Bills and Giants-Eagles are the most worrisome spots because of potentially cold, wind, and rainy conditions, but will any be bad enough to cause you to sit normally reliable players. Before we break down the Week 14 forecast, here’s a reminder that if you have any questions about sports weather or how weather could impact play (and, potentially, your fantasy, DFS, and gambling decisions), don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter @KevinRothWx or check our hourly NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders. To take your game to the next level, subscribe to RotoGrinders’ exclusive WeatherEdge tool and see how different weather conditions have impacted historical scoring. Giants @ Eagles. There’s nothing like watching two bad teams play in bad weather on Monday Night Football. We’re still a few days out here (and I’d recommend checking Twitter before kickoff — @KevinRothWx), but this games presents the best chance of seeing heavy rain this week. With winds aro und 15 mph, it’s a bump down for passing elements and a slight bump up to RBs.WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPAs always, all forecasts are subject to change prior to kickoff. You can follow me on Twitter (@KevinRothWx), check out the hourly automated NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders, or take a look at WeatherEdge for updates. We’ve also added automated College Football Weather for those NCAA football fans looking for a little weather insight.last_img read more

El Nino could bring cooler, wetter summer and more trouble for farmers

first_imgAMES — This spring has been cooler and wetter than usual in Iowa and that combination may be sticking around for a while.Meteorologist Dennis Todey, director of the U-S-D-A’s Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, says the El Nino weather pattern was slow to develop in recent months but it’s definitely in place now and it’s likely the impact will be felt for several more months to come.  “El Ninos in the summer tend not to be hot and dry,” Todey says. “Overall, that’s usually a good thing, but this year, because of the wetness, we do have a bit of concern that this could put a little bit of a damper on the growing season.”Many thousands of acres of Iowa farmland were swamped by flooding in recent months, and this week’s heavy rain is raising fears of a repeat. Todey says if the weather stays cooler and wetter through summer, that lack of heat could be a critical problem for farmers by harvest season. “With El Ninos not being too warm, you might be a little short on corn on degree days,” Todey says, “which could put us in the fall, even if we’re not into a situation of near-freeze conditions, you may be harvesting some wet corn again.”An El Nino occurs when Pacific Ocean temperatures rise and cause weather impacts all across North America. Typically, an El Nino also brings a winter that is -warmer- than normal.last_img read more