Formidable challenges stand in the way of controlling and eventually eliminating nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons in the Middle East. A new discussion paper issued by the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs outlines both the challenges and a set of near-term measures designed to fast forward the development of political solutions to the weapons dilemma.“A WMD Free Zone in the Middle East: Creating the Conditions for Sustained Progress” is co-authored by Martin Malin and Paolo Foradori.“The political, security, and economic benefits of establishing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East are potentially great and would be broadly shared. Many of the region’s most vexing problems—from the Iranian nuclear standoff, to threat of Syrian chemical weapons, to the proliferation of ballistic missiles, to the sense of fear and injustice surrounding Israel’s nuclear program, to concern over the spread of nuclear energy—would be eased or erased with the entry into force of a region-wide treaty banning all weapons of mass destruction and their delivery vehicles,” the authors write. Yet they admit that, “the obstacles to establishing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East are numerous and long-standing. They will not soon be overcome.”
He became head of investment (occupational and individual pensions) for Spain in 2010, before taking up his role as head of investment, institutional asset allocation, in January 2013.In this role, he was responsible for business development, market strategy and investments for European institutional business, covering €8bn of client assets.Martinez was CIO at Fonditel from 2009.Previously, he was portfolio manager and head of asset allocation at Santander Asset Management and portfolio manager at Banif Gestion.He was also head of fixed income at Invercaixa Gestion and Herrero Gestion.In other news, Fonditel has also appointed a new fixed income portfolio manager, Paloma Lorenzo, former fixed income manager at Aviva Gestion de Inversiones, which she joined in January 2008. Fernando Aguado, former head of investment and institutional asset allocation at BBVA, has been appointed CIO at Fonditel, asset manager for the pension fund of Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica.Aguado replaces Jaime Martinez, who previously announced his intention to pursue other projects.It is understood that the new appointment will not herald a change in management structure or investment policy for the €3.8bn investment portfolio.Aguado had been at BBVA since 1997, and joined BBVA Pensiones in 2008, working in investments and business development.
On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.Mr Williams said the three-bedroom timber home was solid and constructed with French doors and windows throughout. The 12m long and 3.5m wide veranda is stunning with views down towards one of two permanent creeks on the property.“At 200ft above sea level the home is situated in the centre of the property, with panoramic views out to the coast,” he said.“Other features include a four-bay powered shed, 38,000L rainwater tank and mature tropical fruit trees such as avocados, mangosteen, citrus, jackfruit and lychees. There are birds and wildlife to spot, plenty of privacy and the opportunity to take advantage of the unique eco-tourism potential.” On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.NESTLED in the foreground of Japoon National Park and Tully Gorge National Park lies a home and sprawling land that will entice even the most hardcore citydweller for a peek at what life could be like.On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.Ray White Mission Beach agent Dick Williams said it was an exciting opportunity to list the idyllic property just 30 minutes from Mission Beach, 15 minutes from Kurrimine Beach and 30 minutes from the business centre of Cassowary Coast capital Innisfail. On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.“The owners have moved onto the coast because they needed more space for cattle. They had a great life bringing up the family there,” he said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“I think it’s really appealing to people from Cairns or the greater region, it’s an escape, something for someone to get to on the weekend — it has a decent home and shed. “It’d be lovely for someone who is locked in Cairns for work to have this place that they can escape to on the weekend.”There are 25 acres of cleared land including a fenced eight-acre and one- acre paddock. Another 15 acres could be cleared with minimal effort. There is also 40 acres of old growth rainforest with Silky Oak and other species.
Former Ireland international Denis Leamy believes the game’s current standing in the Premier is even more impressive when the competition from other sports is taken into account.The Cashel man is currently coaching Clonmel, who are top of the Munster Junior League Division 1 table.He’s impressed by the standards being reached by a number of clubs in Tipp.