Nicholas Daniel, Spruce Financial Jerry Lynn, Heritage Wealth Management Yudi Gross and Michael Walstrom, Aequus Partners Local NewsBusiness Charles Crilly, Ivory Wealth Management WhatsApp Cherie Laiche joined Centura Advisors AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– After wrapping up an unprecedented year, industry-leading wealth management platform Kestra Financial today announced its annual recruitment results. The firm added $5.3 billion in new assets in 2020. Additions include: Michael J. Eakman II, Adaptive Wealth Partners Philip Giammarino and Sean Russell of Russell Giammarino Wealth Management joined Coastline Wealth Management *Zachary Butler, Ceres Wealth Facebook Michael Labos, Gen X Wealth Partners *David Carlock, Plan Well Private Wealth Services Phelps Massey and Malcomb Massey, Corporate Financial Services Kestra Financial Closes Out 2020 with $5.3 Billion in New Recruitment Assets *Tyler Bolyard joined Elevated Private Wealth Advisors Shawn Worman, Harmonie Wealth Group By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Twitter Bob Hollmann, Nobilis Wealth Jennifer Hope, Espira Wealth Management Vince Sturm and Dean Haaland, Generations Wealth Advisors Paul Caylor, Prudent Wealth *Jeffrey Smith and Brian Thomas, OWL Private Wealth Advisors Jennie Nelson and Jennifer Pena, Pursuit Wealth Planning Jim Duncombe and Justin Duncombe, Duncombe Financial Group Derrick Jackson, Ryleigh Wealth Management Jason Berk and Harvey Berk, Berk Wealth Management Pinterest Bill Coffey, Mark Mayer, Paul McArthur, and Alex Kelly, RS Will Wealth Management *David Brandt joined California Wealth Transitions Larry Krmpotich, Riverfront Wealth Management Darrell Phillips and Jeff Schober joined Gallagher Benefit Services Twitter TAGS Pinterest Facebook Jonathan Lonske and Tara Schutz, Windsor Private Wealth Kim Luthy joined Synthesis Wealth Planning Ken Rickens, Barbican Wealth Advisors Previous articlePTW Announces Their New European Regional President, Marion MuirNext articleICC convicts Ugandan rebel commander of war crimes Digital AIM Web Support Hunter Flack, Chappelle Consulting Group Laura Steinbeck, Pacific Wealth Planning Note: The asterisk (*) represents recruits who joined through Kestra Private Wealth Services. “2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging years for our economy, yet we observed one pervasive trend in wealth management: The pursuit of independence,” said Stephen Langlois, President of Kestra Financial. “In fact, more than half of our new recruits sought to leave the employee model of wirehouses.” Financial professionals can choose independence directly from the wirehouse through Kestra Financial or Kestra Private Wealth Services, a full-service offering including real estate, equipment, compliance, and technology. “Our recent success wouldn’t have been possible without our team’s commitment to culture and relentless pursuit of high-touch service,” said Daniel Schwamb, Executive Vice President of Business Development. “This, coupled with our nimble technology infrastructure, enabled us to adapt quickly to the virtual environment.” Learn more about how Kestra Financial empowers success for wealth management professionals by visiting www.kestrafinancial.com or calling 1-800-508-SOAR. About Kestra Financial Kestra Financial, a division of Kestra Holdings encompassing the Kestra-branded broker-dealer and investment advisers, provides a leading independent wealth management platform that empowers sophisticated, independent financial professionals, including traditional and hybrid RIAs, to prosper, grow, and provide superior client service. With a culture rich in reinvention, Kestra Financial has developed integrated business management technology that, combined with its personalized consulting services, offers exceptional scale and efficiency. Headquartered in the “Silicon Hills” of Austin, Texas, Kestra Financial offers an experience as unique as the city in which it operates. The firm supports more than 1,800 independent financial professionals in delivering comprehensive securities and investment advisory services to their clients. The Kestra Financial division includes Kestra Private Wealth Services, LLC (Kestra PWS), Kestra Advisory Services, LLC (Kestra AS) and Kestra Investment Services, LLC (Kestra IS), member FINRA/SIPC. Securities offered through registered representatives of Kestra IS. Investment advisory services offered through appropriately licensed representatives of Kestra AS or Kestra PWS. Except for the referenced Kestra companies, Kestra IS, Kestra AS, or Kestra PWS are not affiliated with other entities referenced in this publication. For more information about Kestra Financial, please visit www.kestrafinancial.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005232/en/ CONTACT: Media: Gregory FCA for Kestra Financial Jen Diehl, 610-228-2124 [email protected] KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: Kestra Financial Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Striker Luis Suarez believes results over the next three weeks will determine whether Liverpool can launch a Barclays Premier League title challenge. Press Association Humbled to receive the gong at the Emirates Stadium, former Arsenal target Suarez said Liverpool will know by January whether they can fight for a top-four finish, and maybe even contend for the title. Suarez missed the first six matches of the season due to the ban he received in April for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. He has hit 17 league goals since returning to action though, and has now challenged Liverpool to capitalise on Sunday’s 5-0 Tottenham thrashing. Brendan Rodgers’ side face Cardiff, Manchester City and Chelsea before the turn of the year, and Suarez has admitted that run will test the Reds’ potential title mettle. “I think it’s too early to say,” said the 26-year-old when discussing Liverpool’s Premier League chances. “If we continue this level the next two or three weeks we can win the league or we can finish in the top four. “It’s important we concentrate and focus on the next game. “We know that after Cardiff we have two very, very big games. The Uruguayan goal machine admitted winning over the Liverpool fans after his “difficult year” has been his personal highlight of 2013. Suarez scooped the 2013 Player of the Year award at the William Hill Football Supporters’ Federation Awards on Monday night. “That will be important to what comes next.” Suarez paid tribute to Liverpool’s supporters for their faith after his biting ban, admitting he would not have had a future at the club without such backing. Citing his return to Liverpool action as his 2013 highlight, he said: “Coming back to play at Anfield: because after so many difficult moments for me I was able to win the supporters back, and that was unbelievable when I came back to play. “They helped me, and that was important for me, for my confidence, and for my family, because they are together with me in this. “It’s very special for me (the award) because my hard work on the pitch is recognised. “Everybody knows about my problems and my difficult year, but after that I forgot everything and have been able to get back on the pitch. “Liverpool are starting to reach their potential and we can play our best on the pitch. “It’s very important that we stay together, we keep going, this is very important. “If Liverpool don’t have these players I cannot continue my level, because it’s too much. “They know I am important, so they try everything to stay together, that’s important for me, but it’s more important for the club.” Suarez captained Liverpool for the first time in Sunday’s Tottenham rout, but the prolific finisher said there is no doubt Steven Gerrard is the Reds’ true leader. Challenging Liverpool to be a team of captains, he said: “I was a little surprised by that (the captaincy call), but I think we have only one captain here, Steven Gerrard. “If we stay together, we are together, we are the captain, the team is the captain, that’s important. “It’s far more important than me being captain that we win 5-0 against Tottenham, this is very important.” Suarez said childhood troubles growing up in Uruguay have helped him swat aside the many and varied controversies that have plagued his career. The Salto-born forward said: “When I was a child I had too many problems, but I could try my best on the pitch. “Once I was playing football I could try my best, because I just love to play football, I play with my heart.”
Press Association Rickie Lambert is enjoying the time of his life with Southampton and believes the only way is up for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. There were suggestions the 31-year-old would not make that milestone as talk of a move to West Ham rumbled on, but there is nowhere the forward would rather be. “It is special to reach 100 league goals,” Lambert said. “I am very, very proud. “I am glad I have scored it so I can try and score my 101st now. It means a hell of a lot to me. “It has been the best four-and-a-half years of my life. I have given everything and I will carry on giving everything I can while I am here. I have absolutely loved it.” It was quite the return from injury for Lambert, who not only netted for Saints but set up the other goals scored by Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez at Craven Cottage. Only Wayne Rooney and Mesut Ozil have provided more assists than Lambert this season, which comes thanks in no small part to the intuitive link between himself and his fellow England internationals. “Obviously we have got a connection,” Lambert said of Lallana and Rodriguez. “We’ve been playing together for a while now. “It is a pleasure playing with them two. They are on form, they’ve been on form all season. “It makes my job a lot easier when I am passing to them two. It is good to play with them.” The goals at Fulham mean the trio have scored 24 between them this term – the same figure they managed in the whole of last season. Such attacking prowess coupled with impressive team effort makes Lambert confident of ninth-placed Saints kicking on and climbing up the Premier League standings. “I was saying to the lads that we’ve played well now for four games and we’ve won two and drawn two,” Lambert said, speaking to BBC Radio Solent. “I think we were unlucky not to win all of them, to be honest. That is not being over the top. “I think that was coming, it has been coming for a while and now we have got exactly what we deserved against Fulham. “We’re confident in ourselves and we always knew that with the run of games we had would make things difficult. “We got over those run of games with a respectable amount of points and now we have got a run of games which we think we can take a lot of points from. We are more than confident we can do that.” While Saints are looking up, down is the only direction Fulham are going unless they turn things around quickly. The defeat saw Rene Meulensteen’s side fall to the foot of the table, evaporating the renewed optimism brought by their late flurry of transfer activity. Six players arrived and four players departed Craven Cottage during a 48-hour period, but only two of the new arrivals, Lewis Holtby and William Kvist, were registered in time to feature against Southampton. “It was William’s first game in the Premier League coming from the Bundesliga,” Meulensteen said. “Lewis is a fantastic footballer and it speaks volumes for them that they’ve chosen to come to Fulham. “It was a typical last-minute transfer window. Dimitar Berbatov made his desire clear that he wanted to take the opportunity [to go to Monaco] and you can’t stand in his way. “But that’s done, that’s gone, and we added some really good faces to the squad. Hopefully they can help us liven the place up.” Few could have imagined how wise the £1million outlay would be when Saints, then in League One, bought the Liverpudlian from Bristol Rovers in August 2009. Lambert has grown to become a England international and Premier League regular, with the fans’ favourite scoring his 100th league goal for Saints in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Fulham.
CMC – WEST Indies captain Jason Holder says he is happy to see ace fast bowler Shannon Gabriel back to fitness and ready to return to international cricket if the proposed upcoming series in England takes place.Speaking on local radio here Saturday night, Holder reiterated that safety was paramount as officials continued discussions over the logistics and medical protocols for the first-ever series in a “bio-secure” environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Gabriel has been one of the leading bowlers for West Indies in the last five years and has an impressive record of 133 wickets at an average of 30 runs per wicket.He had a stellar year in 2018 when he had match figures for 13 for 121 against Sri Lanka in St Lucia – the third best match figures in West Indies history.The 32-year-old missed the one-off Test against Afghanistan in Lucknow, India last November as he opted for corrective surgery on a long-term ankle injury.He last played against India in Jamaica last September.“I’m happy to have him back … he’s been able to get over the injury. I’m just glad he’s pretty much healthy again,” Holder told hosts Leighton Levy and Kimani Ffriend on Sports Nation on Nationwide radio 90FM.“Shannon goes through a lot physically when he bowls … he is one of those bowlers who puts a lot of strain on the body so it’s good to see that he can now run in.“He was bowling through a lot of pain, he was pushing really hard … [it’s good he’s in] a lot less pain and be able to execute for West Indies again.”Holder, the world’s top-ranked Test all-rounder, said when the game resumed following the break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, bowlers would have exercise caution in their preparation.“Our bowlers have to be careful when we start back – we have to make sure we don’t push it too hard too fast,” said the Barbadian.“We will have a build-up leading up to that first Test match. These are all things that have been part of many discussions and we know we will have to gradually build things up leading into the first game.”Gabriel, along with Holder, Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph, currently for the nucleus of West Indies’ pace attack in the longest format.The final decision on whether or not West Indies will face England in the three-Test series is expected to be made later this week at a Cricket West Indies board of directors meeting.In preparation, CWI recently identified an expanded list of 30 players for the tour.According to the regional governing body, this was to help its operations and medical departments, which were working to plan for the potential travel to the United Kingdom.With travel in the Caribbean at a virtual standstill because of the outbreak, CWI said it was critical it was aware of all home territories from which players embarked, while also understanding the COVID-19 testing capabilities of these territories, and ensuring visas and relevant documentation were secured.Under the current proposal, the tour would bowl off in July and feature strict social distancing and quarantine measures.“We fully expect the quarantine for two weeks, but within our discussions with the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) we would expect to be in a facility that allows us to train outdoors,” said CWI chief executive, Johnny Grave.“So we’re talking about cricket venues that have hotel accommodation on the site, and therefore the entire practice facility as well as hotel accommodation would be in a bio-secure environment.”The UK has been one of the hardest hit regions by the coronavirus, with 260 000 infections and nearly 37 000 deaths.
Sekondi Hasaacas coach Yusuf Basigi has hailed his team’s defence as the foundation for his team’s famous victory over struggling Hearts of Oak.Basigi, who doubles as the Black Queens, coach is pleased after masterminding two big victories in the space of a fortnight. He defeated Ashantigold last week.“We took advantage of their unsettled defense to score two good goals,” Basigi said after the game.“But I think that our defense was the difference since they played very well in the second half to ensure that we were able to see out the game.”“Hearts and Kotoko are the two biggest clubs so beating them always brings good feelings.”“But we have to build on the win and continue to climb high on the table.” This impressive win sees Hasaacas move to sixth on the league two points off a top four place.–