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UK roundup: UBS awarded £11bn passive LGPS mandate

first_imgACCESS, a collaboration between 11 UK local government pension schemes (LGPS), has awarded UBS Asset Management an £11bn (€12.3bn) passive management mandate.It means the asset manager will be responsible for nearly a third of the ACCESS pool’s £34bn in assets. The move is expected to save roughly £5m a year, the pool said.The mandate has also been made available for other LGPS funds and pools through its national framework.The contract between UBS and ACCESS is for an initial 10 years until the end of March 2028, with optional extensions to 2033 and 2036. Andrew Reid, chairman of the ACCESS Joint Committee, said: “I am delighted we have started the process of pooling early with some tangible, long term savings and look forward to a smooth transition to UBS.”UBS is expected to take on the assets from March 2018, a month before the government’s target date for schemes to begin pooling assets.ACCESS’ LGPS members comprise the Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk and West Sussex pension funds.Wolseley strikes £600m buy-in with PIC“The bulk annuity market, driven by high levels of demand and competitive pricing, is currently experiencing a period of significant activity”Mitul Magudia, PICThe pension scheme for plumbing company Wolseley UK has agreed a buy-in worth roughly £600m with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC). The deal covers the scheme’s pensioner liabilities.The Wolseley Group Retirement Benefits Plan had roughly £1.3bn in assets at the end of July 2016, according to IPE’s Top 1000 Pension Funds survey.David Illingworth, chairman of Wolseley’s trustees, said the move was “the logical next step in our derisking strategy for the plan”.“Over the past couple of years we have matched an increasing amount of our assets and liabilities and this strategy has now allowed us to take advantage of market conditions and fully insure these liabilities,” Illingworth added.Mitul Magudia, head of business development at PIC, said low government bond yields meant the majority of derisking transactions had been buy-ins, rather than full buyouts. “The bulk annuity market, driven by high levels of demand and competitive pricing, is currently experiencing a period of significant activity,” he said.Allianz backs LGPS codeAllianz Global Investors has become the latest fund manager to sign up to the LGPS’ cost transparency code. It joins the likes of BlackRock, UBS, Fidelity, and Legal & General Investment Management.last_img read more

Police seeking public assistance for 8 unresolved crimes

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Police seeking public assistance for 8 unresolved crimes by: – May 11, 2012 Armstrong DrigoThe Dominica Police Force has appealed to citizens to come to their assistance in solving eight (8) crimes including murder, kidnapping, arson and robbery which to date are unresolved.Police Chief Cyril Carette told a press conference on Friday that the police are working assiduously to solve these crimes however they are in dire need of any information which members of the public may have.“A number of matters remain unresolved and therefore I am appealing to members of the public with information to assist in bringing these cases to a successful closure”. The seven unsolved crimes he highlighted are;1. The shooting death of Omara “Mwanga” Smalls which occurred on High Street on September 15th, 2010;2. Arson at the home of corporal Patrick George in River Estate which occurred on January 23, 2011;3. Disappearance of Julien Jno. Finn alias Goatee on February 16, 2011;4. Robbery at the Paix Bouche Credit Union on July 5th, 2011;5. Murder of Tyson Thomas which occurred in Portsmouth on December 27th, 2011;6. Murder of Armstrong Drigo which occurred in Portsmouth on January 4th, 2012;7. Death of Emmanuel Shillingford of St. Joseph at Macoucherie on January 23rd, 2012;8. Kidnapping of Deon Hakim Alfred and Leon Dopee Joseph both of Stockfarm.Omara “Mwanga Freeman” Smalls. Photo credit: Dominica WeekendzPersons who may have information relating to any of the above mentioned crimes are asked to call the anonymous hotline 1 800 4468 and provide this information. Carette also stated that with regard to a shooting incident which occurred at the Convent Preparatory School on July 12th, involving 2011Nicholas Roberts and a police officer has been thoroughly investigated.“I must inform that this matter was thoroughly investigated and the proper procedures have been followed. The matter is now in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions”. He also announced that they have made some headway in the investigation of an unresolved fire report of 2010 at the home of former magistrate GON Emmanuel.“I want to place on record that investigation into the matter involving the fire at the home of Mr. GON Emmanuel on December 25th, 2010 is continuing. The police are in receipt of an analysis report from the Forensic Sciences Centre in Barbados however we are awaiting the findings of an electronic analysis report”.He noted their commitment to protecting and serving the country and its citizens.“We hold true to our oath which states among other things that we will well and truly serve the government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica without fear, favour, malice or ill will”.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 275 Views   2 comments Share Sharelast_img read more

Record-breaking Lewandowski sparkles as Bayern Munich win again

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Robert Lewandowski struck twice as champions Bayern Munich eased past Freiburg 3-1 on Saturday to secure a record 15th win in a row.But the highlight of the day was in the fact that the Pole became the first foreign player to score 33 goals in a Bundesliga season. The Bavarians, who sealed their eighth successive title on Tuesday with victory at Werder Bremen, went in front after 15 minutes through Joshua Kimmich’s well-placed shot from a Lewandowski assist.The striker then nodded in on the rebound in the 24th minute after Freiburg goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow had blocked a Leon Goretzka shot.He went on to flick in the third from a Lucas Hernandez cut-back before half-time.Only two players in the history of the Bundesliga, Gerd Mueller and Dieter Mueller, have scored more goals in one season.Freiburg had earlier cut the deficit through Lucas Hoeler. Bayern Munich, who earned a club record 15th consecutive victory in all competitions, took their foot off the gas after the break, allowing Freiburg to create a few chances.Sven Ulreich, making a rare appearance as replacement for Bayern Munich’s first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, denied Kwon Chang-hoon in a one-on-one in stoppage time.“We want to score goals and win games. When you trust your strengths`, it is an asset in every game. You can strengthen that with victories and I hope that we can keep doing this,” Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said.“We still have things to do. The next goal is the German Cup final (on July 4) and then there is one more goal where we will try to go as far as we can,” Flick added in reference to the UEFA Champions League and Bayern Munich’s shot at a treble.Lewandowski can still add to his tally on the final matchday, but is unlikely to match Gerd Mueller’s Bundesliga record of 40 goals in a season set in 1972. The previous best mark by a foreign player was 31 goals scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 2016/2017 season.Bayern Munich, who need five more goals to equal the club record of 101 for a season, are on 79 points, 10 points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Alexander SchwolowBayern MunichFreiburgJoshua KimmichRobert Lewandowskilast_img

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018: Another injury fear for Belgium’s Kompany

first_imgNew Delhi: Belgium centre back and Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany is set to undergo scans to evaluate the extent of a groin injury that he picked on Saturday night in a 0-0 draw against Euro Champions Portugal in a friendly match ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.Kompany overstretched while he was challenging Gelson Martins and walked off the pitch without waiting to be substituted early in the second half.Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, who will name his final 23-man World Cup squad on Monday, said Vincent Kompany has felt discomfort in his groin.”You don’t want to lose players like Vincent,” Martinez told a Belgian broadcaster after Saturday’s match in Brussels.”There’s the experience … there’s a little bit the knowhow, there’s the communication on the pitch. I think that understanding – knowing what’s expected in big games and big moments is important so you don’t want to lose any of those players,” he added.If Kompany misses the World Cup which begins later this month then it would be the second consecutive major tournament that he will miss after sitting out the 2016 European Championship with a leg injury.”We feel a little bit disappointed for him because he’s been working so well in the camp,” Martinez said. “Already his influence in the group is always positive, he always wants to help and he’s been working extremely hard,” Martinez said.The Manchester City captain’s career has been overshadowed by injury, and is a core member of the talent-packed Belgium squad, who are considered one of the strongest in the upcoming FIFA World Cup.Martinez’s team plays Panama, Tunisia and England in Group G in Russia. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Lusignan beat Enmore in 100-ball cricket final

first_imgA MAN-of-the-match performance from former national U-15 batsman Robin Williams spurred Lusignan Sports Club to a 65-run victory against rivals, Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC), in the championship clash of the Banks Beer 100-ball competition last Sunday night. The visiting Lusignan side won the toss and batted first in the final. Led by aggressive opener Williams, Lusignan were able to bat themselves to 150-6 before their 100 balls expired.Williams struck five sixes and two fours in a top score of 44.  For the third wicket, he and Somnauth Bharrat put together 58 runs, with the latter hitting two fours and a six before he was run-out.Several other batsmen also contributed to the score, including Gavin Boodwah, who made 31 runs (2×4, 2×6).Bowling for Enmore, Chris Surat and Satesh Jainarine finished with two wickets each. In reply, the home team succumbed for 85 all out in 13.3 overs. Opener Imran Hassan (17 3×4), Rudolph Singh 17 (1×4, 1×6), Surat 15 (2×6) and Chaitram Balgobin 13 (2×4) all reached double figures, but none of them went on to score the match-winning innings that Enmore needed.Jagdesh Dowlatram, Vickram Doodnauth and Chanderpaul Ramraj picked up two wickets each for the eventual winners.Meanwhile, Strathavon SC recorded a thrilling victory over Lusignan East in the third-place clash earlier in the day. Chasing 180 for victory, Sewchand Budhu led the attack with a blistering 89. The game came down to the final ball and Strathavon had to score two runs for victory. Earlier H. Jailall had scored 79 for Lusignan East.last_img read more

F-M golfers start fast, claims Drumlins Invitational title

first_imgOn F-M White’s side, it was Andrew Ahn shooting a 39, one better than Jack Antshel’s 40, with Luke Weisiger (43) just ahead of Mark Hanlon (44) and Tobey Schulman (45).Then F-M Green beat Cicero-North Syracuse’s Green team 179-210 a day later. Adam Butch shot 33, with Enzo Abruzzese adding a 34. Mike Millimaci (37), Velton Perry and Andrew Heyman  (38) also broke 40.All of this was a prelude to Monday’s Drumlins Invitational, where 19 teams would compete in two divisions, including F-M and local rivals Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse Minoa. Despite all of the competition, F-M Green emerged victorious, its team total of 193 well clear of Baldwinsville and Cicero-North Syracuse Blue, who shared second place with 205.Individually, Butch and Perry tied for second with 36 behind the medalist score of 34 by Liverpool’s Spencer Baum. Mike Millimaci shot a 40 to match LaCombe’s total as Heyman and Abruzzese both posted 41. Andrew Ahn led F-M White with a 44 ahead of Weisiger, Alex Duggleby (46 each), Anthony Ahn (47) and  Tobey Scheilmann (51).As for J-D, it finished fifth among SCAC Empire division sides with 222, two shots ahead of ESM Blue’s 224.The Red Rams were led by Punn Chitteralert’s 39, with Essex Glowaki shooting a 43. Tanner Burns, with a 46, beat out Tyler Brang (47) and Cooper Werner, who each shot 47 as Bryan Fennell had a 53.Joe Pacheco and David Griffith each had matching rounds of 39 for ESM Blue, with Dan Sitnik posting a 42. Owen White had a 47 to edge out Braedon Smith and Zach Johnson, who each shot 48.Away from all this, Christian Brothers Academy opened its season Monday by defeating Cazenovia 209-213. Joe Nicholson shot a 38, with Ryan McLaughlin getting a 42. Mike Santoro and Peter Scuderi each shot 43 and Jack MacLachlan added a 44.League matches on Tuesday included F-M White’s 215-218 defeat to C-NS Blue. Andrew Ahn had a 41 at Woodcrest, with Schulman getting a 42. Duggleby shot 44 and Anthony Ahn posted a 45.ESM Blue and Orange went to Greenview, with Blue shooting 212 to the Redhawks’ 219 as Orange finished with 271.Griffith’s 39 matched Central Square’s Adam Woodmansee for low individual round as Pacheco posted a 42. White shot 43, with Leo and Sitnik tying at 44. Brett Smith’s 51 led the ESM Orange team as Colin Decker got 53.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Boys golfCBAESMF-MJ-Dcenter_img It was left to the newly-configured boys golf program at Fayetteville-Manlius to get the Section III high school sports 2019-20 season underway – and it didn’t take long for the Hornets to establish itself as the favorites in the SCAC Metro division.On the morning of Aug. 24, F-M had a match between its “Green” team and “White” team, a departure from seasons past where F-M only had one varsity side.At Woodcrest Golf Club, F-M Green, with the more experienced players on hand, won 188-211, with Adam Butch shooting the low nine-hole score of 35 over 38s shot by Matt LaCombe, Enzo Abruzzese and Andrew Heyman, with Velton Perry adding a 39.last_img read more

Julian Buescher named semifinalist for award honoring nation’s top player

first_imgSyracuse midfielder Julian Buescher was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, an award given to the nation’s top player, on Tuesday. His 27 points lead the Orange and his 11 assists rank seventh in the country.Last year, former Syracuse goalie Alex Bono was named one of three finalists for the award.Buescher, a sophomore, recorded the game-winning assist for Syracuse against Dartmouth on Nov. 22 in the second round of the NCAA tournament and tallied another assist against Seattle on Saturday to help the Orange (15-5-3, 3-4-1 Atlantic Coast)  to its first Elite Eight appearance in program history.He is just one year removed from a freshman season in which he failed to score a goal and registered only five assists.Syracuse will host Boston College at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The winner will advance to the College Cup for the national semifinals and, potentially, championship round in Kansas City, Kansas from Dec. 11 to 13.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Related Stories Julian Buescher assists on both Syracuse goals in NCAA tournament winBuescher named to All-ACC 1st team, 3 others earn honorsSyracuse reaches Elite Eight for 1st time in program history with 3-1 win over SeattleSyracuse goalie Bono earns Hermann Trophy finalist, 1st-team All-American honorsJulian Buescher operates from defensive position in wake of Juuso Pasanen’s injury Published on December 1, 2015 at 4:03 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

How Oshae Brissett fine-tuned his 3-point shot

first_img Published on November 8, 2018 at 12:52 am Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 On Oshae Brissett’s second 3-point attempt on Tuesday night, he air-balled. About two minutes later, he passed up a wide-open 3 from the right corner for a contested spinning fadeaway inside, which he missed.Late in the first half, he caught the ball on the right wing. This time, in a decision that may not have happened last year after the early misses, Brissett let fly again. He drained it.“Last year when he missed one or two, he would try to fix it,” Syracuse assistant Adrian Autry, Sr. said. “I think he has to trust his shot, shoot the same shot every time.”So far, through two exhibition games and Syracuse’s season-opening win over Eastern Washington, Brissett has shot 16 3s and made six, for 37.5 percent. After leading the Orange in 3-point percentage last year (33 percent), Brissett said he’s more comfortable and consistent with his shot from outside. It’s a weapon that, when paired with new sharp-shooting additions to the court Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim, makes Syracuse a bigger threat from 3-point range than it ever was last season.“Lot of guys, they’re gonna be focused on Elijah (Hughes), Tyus (Battle), Buddy (Boeheim), Frank (Howard), which really helps me get open,” Brisset said. “Same thing for me, if they’re gonna focus on me, that helps other guys. It’s good to have different weapons on the court.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Brissett arrived at Syracuse before last season, Autry knew the freshman’s jumper would need work. But after watching Brissett shoot for a day or two, Autry realized that less needed changing than he initially thought.The pair worked before and after practices to spread his hands wider on the basketball and raise Brissett’s release point. They wanted to make him a “two-eyed shooter,” meaning Brissett would have a clear window to see the hoop when he raised the ball. It led to some increased success down the stretch of the season, including a 5-for-7 game from beyond the arc against North Carolina on March 7, but Brissett still shot 34 percent from 3 starting Feb. 14 to the end of the season. During the offseason, his shooting remained a focus.“Just go until I would get tired or it’d get too late or something like that,” Brissett said. “Or until they kick us out of the gym.”Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorWhen Brissett arrived back on campus prior to this season, Autry saw that the sophomore had maintained the changes they made to his stroke. Now, it was time for the fine-tuning. Autry wanted Brissett to shoot the same every time, whether off the dribble or stepping back or catching-and-shooting. “His footwork is imperative,” Autry said. “His balance is imperative. And then it’s the same shot. To be honest, his shot is nothing that needs to be changed. It just needs to be the same, and he needs to have balance.”When Brissett shoots, Autry said the sophomore will occasionally land a foot or two in front of where he took off from. But the pair wanted Brissett to shoot straight up and down.Autry adjusted Brisett’s movement by simply staying in his ear. When Brissett shoots before or after practice, Autry stands nearby and reminds the 6-foot-8 Canadian to stay balanced. At halftime of the Le Moyne exhibition, Autry stood next to Brissett as he warmed up for the second half with 3-point attempts from the right wing. Autry didn’t appear to say much, and when asked, he didn’t remember any key points. But with Autry by his side, Brissett constantly landed with his feet where he’d jumped from.“Right now, the way he’s shot it, when he has balance, I think it’s going in every time he shoots it,” Autry said.The next step for Brissett is more arc on his shot, Autry said. They’ve had Brissett shoot on the “gun” in practice, which is a shooting machine that fires passes back out to the player. The key to the gun is higher netting that surrounds the actual basketball rim, which is meant to corral rebounds but also functions as a deterrent to line-drive shots. The work has led to good numbers in practice for Brissett. Autry said the sophomore has shot in the “mid-50s” percentage-wise from 3-point range in practice, adding that’s “right up there with Buddy and Elijah.” It’s translated in a small sample to the Carrier Dome, and Autry expects it to continue. Brissett knows why he misses now, Autry said, which allows him to solve any issues in the moment.After a made jumper, Brissett’s preferred celebration is pulling out an imaginary arrow and shooting it with an imaginary bow. He picked it up from fellow Canadian and Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray. Brissett said he “tried to steal it from him.” With the confidence that Brissett and Autry have in his shot right now, what Murray calls the “Blue Arrow” may make more appearances in Orange.“I have complete confidence in my shot,” Brissett said. “Once the games come, once I let it fly, I have complete confidence that it’s gonna go in.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Championship, Carabao Cup Games Live on DStv, GOtv

first_imgToday, Reading will take on Cardiff City in another Championship game which will be aired live 12 noon.The Sky Bet Championship is the highest division of the English Football League and second-highest in England after the Premier League.The Championship is in its third week and teams featuring in the league’s 2019/2020 season include Leeds United, Derby County, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers, West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City.The Carabao Cup is an annual knockout competition and includes all 92 clubs within the top four levels of English football.Fixtures for Round Two of the competition will take place on Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday August 28. The provisional fixtures include QPR versus Portsmouth, Fulham against Southampton and Nottingham Forest against Derby County.Manchester City are the reigning champions of the Carabao Cup after beating Chelsea on penalties in last season’s final.RESULTS & FIXTURESArsenal 2 – 1 BurnleyAston Villa 1 – 2 BournemouthBrighton 1 – 1 West HamEverton 1 – 0 WatfordNorwich 3 – 1 NewcastleSouthampton 1 – 2 LiverpoolMan City 2 – 2 TottenhamSheffield United vs Crystal Palace 2pmChelsea vs Leicester 4:30pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The football offering has been further boosted on DStv and GOtv as both platforms will broadcast games from the Sky Bet Championship and Carabao Cup for the 2019/2020 football season live to its subscribers.The games from both English football competitions will be broadcast on both MultiChoice platforms after SuperSport acquired the rights this week.Huddersfield Town and Fulham kick-offed the live broadcast of the Championship matches which will be aired live on SuperSport 10 on all DStv packages and on SuperSport Select 2 to GOtv Max and GOtv Plus subscribers.last_img read more

Aziz Haruna Futah feels Hearts ban is harsh

first_imgFormer Management member of Hearts of Oak, Aziz Haruna Futah is of the view the three match stadium ban given to the club is harsh.The ban which sees the club play their next three home matches in an empty stadium will take effect from their midweek fixture against Hasaacas.The ban came as a result of violent conduct by the fans during their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Wa All Stars.For Aziz, the management should appeal this decision.”The punishment is too much on us. I think the management will appeal because it is too much,” he told Joy Sports.”This league has seen Hearts do well in Accra and the fans can confirm it.” “There are a few fans who created the mess and we have come out to apologize officially including the club and leaders of the supporters.””I think this ban is too harsh and they have to take a second look at it.”Club PRO Kwame Opare Addo and NCC Chairman Barimah Atuahene have also been handed a 24 month ban from all football related activities.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more