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However, managers should have a track record of at least three years, and preferably between five and seven years.The deadline for responses from asset managers is 18 December.For full information, please go to http://www.ipe-quest.com/search.htm A Swiss pension fund is looking for managers to take on a €20m mandate for high-dividend equity funds, according to a search on IPE-Quest.The search is being conducted by Felix Kottmann of consultancy Kottmann Advisory in Zurich on behalf of an unnamed Swiss pension fund.Four types of funds have been invited to participate – listed funds, mutual funds, special funds for pension funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), Kottmann said in the search details.There are no stipulated tracking-error guidelines or minimum assets under management in the search, and the benchmark for the mandate is also open, according to the IPE-Quest entry.
Click here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device. “Encore!” Only a longtime, diehard Warriors fan would remember that’s the slogan the team adopted after winning its first title 44 years ago.But the encore performance the Warriors have planned at halftime in their final game at Oracle Arena Thursday night could resonate with fans for years. That’s what Mistah Fab is hoping for when he and three other Bay Area-based hip-hop legends entertain the crowd at Game 6.Mistah …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ava Shroyer was awarded the title of Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2017 Ohio State Fair. She spoke with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins after her show about the win and what she learn after this year’s showing experience.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ “They should watch out for us on July 2,“ said Marcial in Filipino during the Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia viewing party at Sky Park inside SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.A heavy underdog, Gilas stayed in step in the first half and even took a five-point lead in the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the Filipinos’ lack of offensive firepower due to the absence of hobbled key players particularly Jayson Castro showed in the second half.Shots started to fall for the Aussies in the last two quarters, where they led by much as 17. Reduced to tears after miscue, JP Erram shows immense love for game LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LATEST STORIES Already without Castro, who is sidelined with an ankle injury, it didn’t help Gilas’ cause that naturalized big man Andray Blatche appeared winded in the third quarter.“We lacked intensity in the end,” Marical cited.“They’re number 10 [in the world], we’re number 31, but just a little more conditioning by Blatche and we’ll be able to keep up with them,” he added.The Philippines, which eyes a bounce-back win vs Japan on Sunday, will be the host when it faces Australia for the second time.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving AFP official booed out of forum Read Next PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, right, poses for a photo with Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely during the Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia viewing party at Sky Park inside SM Aura Priemier in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netDepleted and all, Gilas Pilipinas made a good account of itself against heavyweight Australia on Thursday in Melbourne.And that gallant showing had PBA commissioner Willie Marcial more reason to believe that the Philippines will be a deadlier team in their rematch with the Aussies on July 2.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
It turned into the winning play for the Nets.Joe Harris gathered the ball near midcourt after Monk lost his dribble and drove in for the tiebreaking layup with 3.4 seconds left in the second overtime, giving Brooklyn a 134-132 victory on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefHarris finished with season-high 27 points, while Spencer Dinwiddie had 37 points and 11 assists off the bench for the Nets, who won for the ninth time in 10 games.“Just a total team win,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “Sure Spencer, Spencer hit some amazing shots, but there were a lot of big plays from the whole group and that’s kind of how we’re built, that’s how we’re going to keep going forward.” LATEST STORIES View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The teams offset some big shots with mind-boggling miscues over the final stretches of regulation and the overtimes, and Monk made the biggest when he lost his dribble while the Hornets were trying to get a shot.He got another crack at it after Harris’ basket when a clock malfunction necessitated time being put back on the clock, but he was well off on a last attempt.“We should’ve been able to close the game out. Made a bunch of mistakes at the beginning to even get to the second overtime,” Monk said.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds, and rookie Rodions Kurucs had 13 points and 12 boards. And they all contributed on a defense that wasn’t part of the game plan.“It’s something we didn’t really talk about but it was effective for us and froze them a little bit and allowed us to get just enough stops to be able to win,” Dinwiddie said.ADVERTISEMENT Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker (15) drives past Brooklyn Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Kemba Walker had the Nets down and almost out, and they turned to a gimmick defense to force the ball out of his hands.Somebody else on the Charlotte Hornets was going to have to make the winning play, and Malik Monk tried.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Monk had temporarily fallen out of the rotation, not playing in the last two games as coach James Borrego sought to tighten up the team’s defense. He said he simply lost the ball with his chance to win his return to game action.“Probably too happy I was in that situation, but I’ve got to move forward and be ready for Friday,” he said.DECEMBER TO REMEMBERThe Nets’ nine wins equals their best December since also winning nine in 2014. They won only eight games combined in October and November.UP NEXTThe teams meet in Charlotte on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Walker scored 35 points and engineered a personal 12-2 run that had the Hornets ahead by eight with just over 3 minutes remaining in regulation. But the Nets turned to a zone defense and whatever else they could do to force the ball out of his hands as much as possible late in the game.“I don’t know of anyone else in this league that’s being guarded the way they guarded me. It was like a box-in-1. I haven’t seen that since I was in college,” Walker said. “It was pretty crazy but I guess that’s what teams are going to do, so I’ve just got to keep trusting in my teammates to make plays.”Jeremy Lamb added 31 points in the opener of a home-and-home series.Dinwiddie opened the second OT with a four-point play and the Nets went up by six after a basket by Harris. Monk made a 3-pointer and Walker converted a three-point play to tie it, and it went to the final seconds tied after baskets by Dinwiddie and Marvin Williams.After Walker’s fourth-quarter flurry, Harris tied it first at 107 and then 110 with 3-pointers. Williams made a 3 before the Nets tied it again when Lamb fouled Dinwiddie on a 3-pointer with 6.5 seconds to play.Walker was fouled while dribbling and made one, but then he fouled DeMarre Carroll more than 70 feet from the basket as he rushed up the floor. Carroll made the first and missed the second, but the Hornets were called for a lane violation, giving him another attempt. He missed that as well and the game went to OT, where neither team led by more than two.TIP-INSHornets: Walker had his 10th 30-point game of the season. … Lamb was 5 for 5 for 12 points in the first quarter, helping Charlotte to a 29-22 lead.Nets: Dinwiddie had his third 30-point game off the bench this season, matching the franchise record set by Clifford T. Robinson in 1980-81. … The Nets improved to 9-4 in December.MONK’S MOMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge lead Spurs past Nuggets
On the day of the oath-taking, I had dinner with a first-time Member of Parliament and his family. The MP was clearly in the majority, as statistics show that 315 of the 543 members of parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha are first timers. In fact, an endearing visual takeaway from the marathon oath-taking was the “crowd” shots, when one would catch a presumably new MP looking around in wonder, taking in the sights.A story was recounted that evening about an MP who had not known in January this year what his next move would be, having recently returned to the party.But as it turned out, he had gone on to get a ticket and now found himself sitting in Parliament. The ‘Modi wave’ had carried him across, a transition that no astrologer could have predicted. Pride I recalled my own experience from a few years ago, when my rakhi brother had won his seat and we all trooped over to the public gallery to watch him take the oath.It was a by-election so his oath-taking was slotted during the course of the day. After multiple security checks and being told to sit with decorum, we waited for his turn. It lasted all of two minutes before the house was adjourned as protests of some sort erupted. We were disappointed at having been shortchanged despite the elaborate drill we had undergone to get there. But the feeling of exhilaration and pride remained.That night I sat with this family and their political help who mirrored some of my own feelings from that day a few years ago. Most of my observations from my visit to Parliament were simplistic and personality-centred. I recall how respectful Mr Advani was of his party members, placing his bag next to his seat in the first row and then walking all the way to the back to greet every member of his party, row by row.advertisementI remember the Congress party members in languid repose till Mrs Gandhi walked in and they seemed to straighten up, some even rising from their seats. There was something exhilarating about a woman being in charge in the way she had been that day. Then there was the assortment of MPs sporting colourful headgear conspicuous against the muted colour scheme of the House. And everything appeared smaller than one had imagined, the grand personages occupying the front seats seemingly diminished and all too human. Transitory Today the new parliamentarian spoke of the same Mr Advani choosing to sit on his own in the Central Hall. It wasn’t said with malice but underscored the transitory nature of power.Maybe he should have just retired, someone suggested, remained only an elder. His office is gone, another offered, and then the conversation turned to another media obsession – Baba Ramdev? Agyaatvaas? No, someone said, he did an interview about black money the other day.This diverse group of people with their independent focus areas will make up this new dispensation. Everyone will need to be accommodated and cajoled. A strong vein of emotion has run through this election and its aftermath and it shall remain. The tragic passing of Gopinath Munde has cast its shadow. Conspiracy theories have no takers but there is concern about what will happen in Maharashtra. Who will replace him? There are comments passed on the demeanour of some leaders on the first day, the bonhomie most unbecoming of people who were supposed to be in mourning. The conversation continues but it now moves to the practicalities.Access Will MPs get their own offices?The answer is no.I speak of my rakhi brother and how he had divided his home into an office-cum-residence, sectioning off the front of the house for his visitors. His family had to adjust to visitors of all kinds, at all times of the day and night. An MP’s home in Delhi becomes the port of call for constituents and state party workers who cannot be turned away regardless of the time of day; stories travel all the way back home. Houses will take time to be readied, no one grumbles about the ones who are yet to vacate. Till then state bhawans are home. There is griping about the food and the service at the one they occupy, one isn’t even offered a glass of water in the canteen. A political secretary needs to be hired; someone who can seek and schedule appointments. Even a newcomer will do but he must be efficient. How much are they paid, I ask. Oh some want to do it for free, my friend tells me. It is all about access. The art of politics on close observation is the art of “hanging around”. It is not very different from Bollywood. People spend a lot of time around others doing seemingly nothing. And yet there is always an agenda, frenetic networking. Often someone will whisper that this is “so and so” and he has direct access to “so and so”.advertisementOne realises that in Delhi, if you are an outsider to the circles of power, as many of the MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha are, the battle for relevance starts early and never really ends. Already this team of MPs has sent two letters to the PM. They share the details with pride. The relevance of the matters they raise for their constituency and beyond is admirable. It’s the kind of out of the box thinking the new PM is known to encourage. The new MPs will need to think beyond their own limited geographies and identify constituents around the country. This government promises to be different, and modest origins (one hopes) will not be a bar for political relevance. And a telling enthusiasm assures one that victory may have been unanticipated by many but the opportunity it presents will not be ignored. (The writer penned the script of the critically acclaimed film Kahaani)
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Real Madrid president Florentino encouraged as PSG face Neymar, Mbappe saleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is encouraged by PSG’s Financial Fair Play problems.AS says PSG face the need to raise €90m from player sales this year to comply with UEFA’s law.PSG were found to be €170m short of meeting their FFP obligations, but with €80m due from their Champions League participation, it now leaves a gap of €90m needing to be covered.As such, a player sale is likely so to make up the shortfall and Florentino is ready to do business for either PSG attacker of Neymar or Kylian Mbappe.Should PSG fail to meet UEFA’s deadline, they face being banned from European competition. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea invite Linfield teenager Charlie Allen for trialsby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have invited Northern Ireland teenager Charlie Allen for trials.The Daily Express says the 15-year-old has already broken into the first team at Northern Irish champions Linfield, and is now being chased by a bevy of Premier League clubs, having had trials at Tottenham and Manchester City.Chelsea, currently under a transfer ban, are exploring the possibility of taking Allen on trial. Norwich and Glaswegian giants Rangers are also, though, on the teenager’s trail.Attacking midfielder Allen made his senior debut during the latter stages of last season, playing the final eight minutes of a 1-1 draw at Coleraine to become the club’s youngest debutant, as Linfield closed on the Danske Bank Premiership title.
(Protest this past weekend in Vancouver against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline proposal. The NEB approved the project Thursday with 157 conditions. Photo courtesy: Marlin Olynyk)Brandi Morin APTN National NewsThe decision by the National Energy Board (NEB) to approve the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project is a “call to arms” said the Grand Chief of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.Stewart Phillip is a well-known opponent of the project and was arrested in the fall of 2014 on Burnaby mountain for protesting Kinder Morgan and says he “absolutely, without question,” is willing to get arrested again.“In many ways, yesterday’s NEB decision will represent a call to arms to the multitude of groups and organizations that are vehemently opposed the Trans Mountain pipeline proposal,” said Phillip. “It will serve to exasperate and escalate an already volatile situation with respect to the grave concerns people have in regard to a catastrophic tanker spill or a mainline rupture along the route.”Although he’s disappointed in the approval that’s coupled with 157 conditions, he said he’s not the least bit surprised the project was given the go ahead. He calls the NEB process “irreparably and deeply flawed.”“In many ways not only is the NEB process completely broken, it’s an absolute sham. And cannot be relied on to deliver responsible decisions with respect to large scale development projects,” he said.Claims that expansion of the pipeline to load more oil to the west coast will benefit the country are a farce, he added.“I want to make something abundantly clear here…the NEB declared this is in the national public interest. I find that to be complete hypocrisy given the enormous public opposition to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline proposal,” he said.“Let’s be clear, it’s not just Indigenous people’s that are opposed to this project; the City of Vancouver is opposed, the City of Burnaby is opposed, there’s a multitude of environmental conservation organizations that are opposed. The vast majority of the general public have publicized their opposition to this project. The public that the NEB in its self-serving way is catering to is the oil industry and its crony’s in government. It’s a very small interest group,” said Phillip.He said proponents interests were bought and paid for and taken into consideration, however the review process didn’t provide a process for cross examination and was highly restrictive for opponents of the project.Phillip met one on one in a heated meeting with Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr to bring forward concerns, but said it didn’t go over well.“He sat there and he kept repeating the need to grow the economy. And he really wasn’t the least bit interested in talking about environmental considerations and the water.” The Trudeau government announced a three member panel that’s tasked with engaging communities and affected Indigenous groups while reviewing feedback to be provided online regarding the project and project related issues.It’s expected to commence in July and wrap up in November.“The panel members reflect the experience, perspective and understanding of local issues and relationships needed to advise the government as we advance the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project to a final decision in December,” said Minister Carr in an online statement. “Phillip is leery of the new panel because he said one of its members has close ties with Kinder Morgan.“I don’t know who the other two members are but I do know that the former chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation, Kim Baird is a member. She entered into a contractual arrangement with Kinder Morgan with Ian Anderson (president of Kinder Morgan) himself. She was taken into Kinder Morgan’s House for a year. I believe it to be a conflict of interest,” he said.It’s now up to the Trudeau government to make the final decision in December and Phillip said it’s time for Trudeau to “walk his walk.”“I think he’s in an incredibly difficult place having made those significant commitments to Indigenous Peoples of this country. Without question we expect him to walk the walk…Eloquent public platitudes are not adequate to address the grave concerns we have about the need to protect the natural environment and the constitutional and legal interest of First Nations,” said Phillip.Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Lubicon Cree First Nation member and Greenpeace Canada Climate and Energy Campaigner agrees.“If Canada wants to be a leader on climate, you don’t approve more pipelines, just look at the fires burning out of control in Fort Mac right now- that can be attributed to climate change,” said Laboucan-Massimo.With the federal government’s recent statements in New York at the United Nations to fully implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) she is hoping the government will stand by their word. There are 17 First Nations in B.C. and Alberta opposed to the pipeline expansion.“I’d ask him (Trudeau) to actually adhere to and uphold what he committed to in his campaign trail (to Indigenous Peoples). My worry is that he’s obviously saying a lot of things…we’ll see if he will follow through with his words with action. How they will actually take into account the recommendations despite the fact that this would violate the UNDRIP – (due to) free prior and informed consent and the right to say no.”Last weekend Laboucan-Massimo attended a rally in Vancouver that blocked the entrances to the Kinder Morgan offices and saw hundreds of people attend in protest against the development.For her, it’s about addressing the bigger issue, climate change, in which each pipeline plays a part in further provoking.“My hope is that they’ll (government/industry) actually listen to people but also listen to science. Climate scientists are telling us that we can’t continue to burn fossil fuels. If the Trudeau government in Paris committed to a 1.5 scenario, which would keep global temperatures below 1.5- then building a pipeline like this will keep us locked into a carbon intensive future. It’s a contradiction in so many ways. If they want to continue to build reconciliation and respect with Indigenous peoples in their own homelands, it’s all about listening to the opposition and respecting the UNDRIP.”[email protected]