Nick Simone to retire as president of QFS

first_img CI Financial CEO to retire Megan Harman BMO announces executive retirements Sheila Murray to retire from CI Financial in March Simone will continue to work with QFS in a consulting capacity in a newly created role as advisor relationship consultant following his retirement. He will help QFS expand existing relationships and develop new ones in this role while also assisting the MGA during the transition period after his retirement. QFS has prepared for Simone’s pending retirement in recent months by bringing on Larry Goldberg as chief operating officer in May 2016, according to Kevin Cott, CEO of QFS. The firm has also expanded the responsibilities of other members of the executive team, including Joseph Trozzo, vice president of sales, and Perry Villanueva, vice president of recruiting and advisor development. Cott says in a statement that he is preparing his three children to assume leadership of QFS in the coming years. Simone has been with QFS since April 2011. Prior to joining QFS, he was president of Walton Capital Management Inc. Photo copyright: jirsak/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Managing General Agencies,  Resignations and retirements Toronto-based managing general agency (MGA) Qualified Financial Services Inc. (QFS) announced on Wednesday that its president, Nick Simone, will be retiring from his position effective March 31. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Smiling Norman wins the day

first_img3rd Peter Seil (8) 33ptsNorman Cheetham.On Monday the golfers of the TRGG took on the challenges set by St Andrews golf course.  This is very much a “marmite golf course” as you either love it or hate it.Peter Seil continued with the recent improvements of his form, shooting 33 points to claim third position.  Robert Asanuma, playing his third round of golf with the society, claimed his third time on the podium with his 37 points being good enough for second spot.Now it usually takes a golfer with real patience and natural ability to shoot a good score at this fine venue.  That being said, it was even more remarkable that the day’s top round was achieved by Norman Cheetham with a fantastic 40 points and to round off the day there was a rumour that Norman even cracked out a cheeky little smile.Tuesday, June 6, Phoenix – Stableford1st Norman Cheetham (14) 36pts2nd Roger Wilkinson (15) 35pts3rd Darryl Ottaway (7) 34ptsPhoenix was the destination for the golf group on Tuesday and left hander Australian Darryl Ottaway, playing his first round with the group since November, scored 34 points which was good enough to take third position today.Roger Wilkinson’s caddie not only knows every slope on every green at Phoenix but she also possesses the same knowledge of each and every fairway.  Armed with this information Roger was able to shoot 35 points and take second spot.  However, this is the week not to be messing with “storming Norman” Cheetham and the sweet talking generous Australian took his second win in 2 days with 36 points.Thursday, June 8, Silky Oaks – Stableford1st Sakai Yasuo (11) 41pts2nd Robert Asanuma (13) 41pts3rd Neil Wilkinson (11) 40ptsJohn Baxter.Thursday saw the group visiting Silky Oaks and we witnessed a day of remarkable scoring.  Neil Wilkinson shot a fine round of 40 points but this was only good enough to claim third position.  Robet Asanuma’s fine form continued and he shot a splendid 41 points, however, on this occasion he was pipped for pole position by Sakai Yasuo who produced a better back 9.On the day, 14 of the 19 golfers who played scored over 30 points and this reflected the generosity of the course.Friday, June 9, Burapha – Stableford1st John Baxter (17) 41pts2nd Jim Cooper (16) 38pts3rd Andrew Ottaway (16) 36ptsBurapha welcomed the TRGG on Friday with the A and B nines being played.  Andrew Ottaway shot 36 points to take third place by virtue of count-back while Aberdeen’s very own Jim Cooper shot 38 to take second spot.  In a week of there being a general election in the UK, and also Scotland playing England at football, how Mr Cooper managed to concentrate on golf is a minor miracle.  Actually his passion for football and politics, both based around the theme of “anti English”, actually makes his success on the golf course more of a major miracle.Even the efforts of the tartan terror could not stop John Baxter who always manages to stay at the other end of the excitement metre compared to Jim.  Laid back John managed 41 points and this was more than enough to take the day’s top prize.Saturday, June 10, Greenwood – StablefordThe end of the week saw a long trip out to Greenwood and Billy Allen saw a slight improvement in his recent shocking form to take third spot with 31 points.Just ahead of Billy came Glenn Campell with 32 points but the winner as a result of a better back 9 was Joe Depasquale.  This was Joe’s first win at the TRGG in 15 attempts so this proved to be a popular result to end off another fine week of golf. Travellers Rest Golf GroupMonday, June 5, St. Andrews – Stableford1st Norman Cheetham (15) 40pts2nd Robert Asanuma (13) 37ptslast_img read more

Arsene Wenger ready to make January return to management – Bayern Munich waiting?

first_imgAdvertisement 6u8igNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eug( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9dfflWould you ever consider trying this?😱a1Can your students do this? 🌚ulhRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Bavarians are without a win in four games, which has triggered speculation that changes are imminent. Niko Kovac , the Bayern Munich boss has lead Bayern to a fairly poor start as per Bayern’s standards. Losses to Gladbach and Berlin and draws with Ajax and Augsburg sees Kovac on shaky grounds. To add to the entropy , Bayern has announced a shock press conference scheduled for Friday morning.Advertisement German publication Bild report that club president Uli Hoeness, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic will all attend the press conference and the last time all three men held a joint press conference was to announce that Jupp Heynckes was returning as manager.Advertisement This shock press conference gives rise to speculation that Arsene Wenger could make a return to the footballing scene after departing from his Arsenal empire prior to this summer. Some reports claim Arsenal is in for a managerial role at Munich while the others believe the French coach could be hired in an advisory role.“If you can’t beat them, join them.” could be a saying come true if Arsene Wengers joins the Bavarians while the memories of Arsene taking the defeat against Bayern Munich more often than not are fresh in the fans’ memories.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Groundwork for water

first_imgTWO public meetings will be held this week to discuss the draft groundwater management plan for the Kooweerup Water Supply…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

TAC funds police blitz

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM CARDINIA Highway Patrol has partnered with the TAC to target unsafe driving on local roads. The patrol…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Agribusiness all-rounder’s gone places

first_imgBy Russell Bennett Anthony Delaney was just 14 when he was doing work experience with Elders as a trainee, and…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre

first_imgPictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Eddie Moloney on Cruicerath Flexianna, owned by USA Young Jumpers LLC who came 1st in the 6 Year Old Class with Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine and Lisa Holland, Galway Equestrian Centre. Photo Martina Regan Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Francis Connors on Pembrook Milenia, owned by M. Meller Wrenwood Stables, Winner of the 7 & 8 Year olds class with Barry O’Connor, RDS Committee and Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine. Photo Martina Reganprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email These are the 4,5,6 and 7 year old classes which qualified for this years Dublin Horse Show at Galway Equestrian Centre on Wednesday. Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Niall Mullins on Tink Again, owned by Niall who came 1st in the 5 Year Old Class and Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine. Photo Martina Regan Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Catherine Thornton on Cashmans Diamond owned by Maurice Bingham who came 1st in the 4 Year Old class and Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine. Photo Martina Regan The classes are sponsored by Milltown Company OceanFeed. Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Eddie Moloney on Cruicerath Flexianna, owned by USA Young Jumpers LLC who came 1st in the 6 Year Old Class with Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine and Lisa Holland, Galway Equestrian Centre. Photo Martina Reganlast_img read more

Galway Kickboxers Head To England For International Fights

first_imgCian Mc Cormack from Kinvara and James Kelly from Athenry will both travel to Barnsley in the U.K. this coming weekend for the biggest fights of their careers to date.Cian will take on Owen Evans in a Pro Rules 5 Nations K-1 Title Fight and James will take on four times undefeated World Full Contact Champion Zach Evans for the for his World crown.The promotion entitled “Kings of Combat” will take place in the impressive Metrodome in Barnsley and Cian and James, who fight out of the Black Dragon Kickboxing Gym on the Sean Mulvoy Road, Galway, will both fly out with coach Pete Foley on Friday afternoon for an advance 24 hour weigh in and press reception ahead of their super fights on Saturday night.Some twenty five supporters from the Black Dragon Gym will make the trip to support their two club mates and have promised to make their presence heard on the night.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Bombers rally past J.Lloyd Crowe Hawks 47-40

first_imgLVR trailed by as many as 12 points before the Bombers coaching staff switched up the game plan, pressing the Hawks all over the court.The defence resulted in quick, easy baskets for the Bombers and a 19-0 run and a 27-point fourth quarter/Mara H.J. paced the Bomber attack, scoring a team high 11 points while Sierra Jones added eight points. Rylee Zondervan and Julia Burkart each scored five and six points, respectively.LVR trailed 9-5 after one period, 22-13 at recess and 33-20 after three quarters. A tenacious full-court press turned out to be difference as the L.V. Rogers Bombers rallied from a 22-13 deficit to edge the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 47-40 in West Kootenay Senior Girl’s Basketball action Wednesday at the Hangar in Nelson.last_img