Burlington High School students win Vermont Stock Market Game

first_imgA team of Burlington High School students earned more than $19,000 in ten weeks playing the Stock Market Game run by the Vermont Council on Economic Education (VCEE).Today, two Burlington students ‘ Felix Keydel and Mien Chau ‘ were announced as the official winners in the high school division of the Game and were recognized at an awards ceremony at the school at 1:30 pm.More than 400 Vermont high school students from 14 high schools and 230 elementary and middle school students from 15 schools participated in the fall 2010 Stock Market Game competition. Between October 4 and December 10, the winning students from Burlington High School turned an initial investment of $100,000 into $119,739. The 19 percent return on investment was more than double the Standard and Poor’s 500 average stock market gain.‘Any activity that gets a student watching the news, learning about the issues our leaders are facing, and generates conversation with their parents is great,’ said David Lamberti, a BHS economics teachers and the coach of the winning BHS team. ‘The SMG does all of that and it provides a great lesson in saving, diversifying, and protecting your wealth.The Stock Market Game, coordinated in Vermont by the Vermont Council on Economic Education, is an on-line teaching tool, which aims to educate Vermont students about personal finance at an early age so they are prepared to make smarter financial decisions and are less likely to have debt in the future.‘The Stock Market Game is one of many opportunities that Vermont teachers at all grade levels are using to teach their students about economic reasoning and financial literacy,’ said Art Woolf, executive director of VCEE. ‘The game, while played for only a few months, teaches students the value of long-term investing and how to balance long term gains with short term risk.’The Vermont Council on Economic Education (VCEE) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting economic education and literacy to Vermont students by providing economic instruction and resource materials to Vermont teachers at all grade levels in public and private schools. The Stock Market Game is a national game organized and run by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation. For more information about VCEE or about upcoming training sessions, contact Art Woolf at vcee@uvm.com(link sends e-mail).Source: VCEE. Wednesday, December 15, 2010’Burlington, Vermont ‘last_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgCambridge Associates, BP Investment Management, BMO Global Asset Management, Invesco, BlackRock, Royal London Asset Management, F&C Asset Management, IFM Investors, Hermes Investment Management, Close Brothers Asset Management, Employer Covenant Working Group, RedingtonCambridge Associates – The institutional investment adviser has hired Vicky Williams as senior investment director. She joins from BP Investment Management, the in-house fund manager for the BP Pension Fund, where she was head of private equity. Before that, she ran the private equity portfolios of British Airways Pensions Management and Shell Pensions Management Services.BMO Global Asset Management – Richard Wilson has been promoted from chief executive at BMO for the EMEA region to global chief executive and CIO. He was appointed as chief executive at F&C on 1 January 2013, prior to its acquisition by BMO Financial Group. He has also held positions at HSBC Asset Management, Deutsche Asset Management and Gartmore Investment Management.Invesco – Chris Evans has been appointed to the newly created position of investment-consultant relations director for the EMEA institutional team. He joins from BlackRock, where he was the EMEA head of the global consultant relations team. His previous experience includes working with Australian superannuation and UK pension schemes, as well as at Mercer, where he was an investment consultant. Royal London Asset Management – Nick Woodward has been appointed head of liability-driven investments (LDI), effective 1 July. He joins from F&C Asset Management, where he was a senior member of the LDI team. Before then, he served as head of modelling at KPMG and a pensions adviser at Deutsche Bank and Aon Hewitt.IFM Investors – Brian Clarke has been promoted to the newly created position of global head of investor relations. He was previously executive director of global investor relations for North America.Hermes Investment Management – Gill Clarke has been appointed strategic compliance director. She joins from Close Brothers Asset Management, where she was head of legal, compliance and risk. Before then, she held similar roles at BlackRock, ABN Amro and UBS Global Asset Management.Employer Covenant Working Group – Keith Hinds has been appointed chair, effective 1 June. The Employer Covenant Working Group is a group of industry experts formed to work in collaboration with trustees, scheme sponsors and regulators to address issues facing defined benefit pension schemes in respect of covenant advisory work. Hinds is a pensions partner at Grant Thornton UK.Redington – Patrick O’Sullivan and Karen Heaven will assume managing director roles within the client consulting team, while Steven Yang Yu has been promoted to the position of managing director in the asset and liability modelling team.last_img read more

2019/2020 NPFL Match Day 15 Results + Log standing

first_imgRelatedPosts Ahead 2020/21 season: LMC fixes date for Club Licensing application Breaking: NFF adopts PPG, sets new date for league kick off Rivers United tame Warri Wolves Following are the results of Match Day 15 fixtures in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League played on Wednesday:Katsina United 1-1 Kano Pillars Abia Warriors 2-1 FC IfeanyiUbah MFM FC 2-1 Jigawa Golden Stars Warri Wolves 1-2 Enugu Rangers Akwa United 0-2 Kwara United Adamawa United 0-0 Wikki Tourists Rivers United 2-1 Lobi Stars Enyimba International 0-2 Heartland Sunshine Stars 2-1 Plateau United To be played on Thursday: Dakkada FC of Uyo v Nasarawa United2019/2020 NPFL TableMP W D L PTS1. Lobi Stars 14 8 3 3 27 2. Rivers Utd 15 8 3 4 27 3. Plateau Utd 15 7 4 4 25 4. Sunshine Stars 15 7 4 4 25 5. Dakkada FC 15 6 5 3 23 6. Akwa Utd 15 6 5 4 23 7. MFM FC 14 6 4 4 22 8. Abia Warriors 15 5 6 4 21 9. Heartland 15 6 3 6 21 10. IfeanyiUbah 15 6 2 7 20 11. Katsina Utd 15 5 5 5 20 12. Kwara Utd 14 6 1 7 19 13. Kano Pillars 13 3 8 2 17 14. Wikki Tourists 14 4 5 5 17 15. Warri Wolves 15 4 5 6 17 16. Enyimba 11 4 3 4 15 17. Jigawa Golden 14 4 1 9 13 18. Enugu Rangers 11 3 3 5 12 19. Adamawa Utd 15 3 2 10 11 20. Nasarawa Utd 13 2 4 7 10.Tags: Nigeria Professional Football Leaguelast_img read more

CHAN Final: CHAN was a Success: Take a Bow Eagles, Salisu

first_imgI have learnt over time that the expectations of most Nigerian football fans, even analysts, are largely based on wild emotions, even illogic, and the post-event reviews the Super Eagles have received since the recent African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco is no different. Despite reaching the final for the first time ever, the Super Eagles and head coach Salisu Yusuf have been subjected to abuse and ridicule because they lost the final 4-0 to the inspired hosts. For some perspective, it was Nigeria’s third appearance in the competition. Past teams have been coached by the legendary Stephen Keshi and Sunday Oliseh. The best result before now was the third-place finish in South Africa in 2014. I can understand fans being disappointed, but our teams can not only be deserving of praise when the win a trophyEven the best teams and the best coaches in the world lose by wide margins on a bad day. As recently as the last World Cup, Brazil were crushed 7-1 at home by Germany. In 2014, famed Spanish coach Pep Guardiola had his Bayern Munich team decimated 4-0 at home by Real Madrid in a UEFA Champions League semi-final clash, while respected French coach Arsene Wenger and other have lost by more scandalous margins. So yes, teams lose, the best coaches also lose. Losing a match does not always mean the players are useless or the coach is clueless.We must learn to manage expectations so we can appreciate our teams even more. When France, who are heavyweights in the global game, reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup, their coach Didier Deschamps declared their campaign a success. He argued that given the stage of development of the team, they had achieved their limit. It is simple logic, you cannot be the best every day and every time. Salisu has earned a place for himself in our history in the competition as the first coach to lead Nigeria to the final. That’s something. Hopefully, tomorrow, someone comes along and betters the record, but for now the man and his boys deserve nothing but praise.When we also consider that the competition is limited to players in their country’s domestic leagues, there is ground to argue that the Super Eagles overachieved. The poorly-supported and poorly-funded Nigerian Professional Football League is rungs below a number of leagues on the continent, especially the North African leagues. If we want the CHAN Eagles to perform better, then we should contribute our beat to improving the domestic game.CHAN was a fan engagement opportunity missed by the LMCWhy was the local league in full session while the CHAN was being played? The Eagles going all the way to the finals would have been a great way to engage local fans and connect them on a deeper emotional level with the NPFL. Continuing the league during the continental tournament communicated negative messages to discerning fans. The most glaring for me being that whatever is at stake in the NPFL is nothing the clubs really care about.How else could the league’s best players be away from their clubs for a national assignment and none of the clubs cared? In South Africa it is tough enough to get players for full internationals, let alone a second tier international tourney. Were the stakes high in the NPFL, the league would have been suspended or clubs would only have released their fringe players. This once again show why our clubs should not be run by government. Many of these civil servants hardly worry about the stakes.Fans follow sports stars more than they follow sports events, and this accounts for either the success or failure of many sports events. Our league has almost zero celebrity influence on fans. The CHAN should have been a way to highlight the best NPFL players, connect them with fans, and raise interest in their club activities post-CHAN.Stardom just does not happen. In today’s world brand builders carefully and methodically build the more popular stars we know. Stars are the business. The Spanish La Liga, for instance, has just four million plus fans on Twitter, while just one La Liga player, Andre Iniestas has over 20m followers. Another, Cristiano Ronaldo, has about 68m. It is the same trend across all sports events and across all social media platforms. Englishman Wayne Rooney, for instance, has more followers on Twitter than the English Premier League.There should have been a daily focus on these top NPFL players, allowing fans to make the connections with the players and their clubs, and to build on them. There should also have been clear strategies to connect these stars with fans on a daily basis. Technology has not only exploded the popularity of sports, it has brought more fans and celebrity athletes closer together than at any other time in human history. Fans may have been engaged in predict and win games even for modest prizes like recharge cards, or an opportunity to fly to Morocco to watch a few of the games live. Sponsors love such initiatives.As it is, I’m not aware any such was deployed. The players are back in Nigeria and fans remain far from engaged, at least in the numbers sponsors love.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more