Swiss institutional tenders ‘trade finance’ mandate using IPE-Quest

first_imgAn undisclosed institutional investor based in Switzerland has tendered a $250m (€195m) “trade finance” strategy mandate using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1457, the strategies can be investment grade or sub-investment grade, with a maximum duration target of 18 months.The investor asks that managers have at least $500m in assets under management (AUM) for the mandate itself and $5bn in AUM as a company.It said it would accept a track record of one year but prefer one of three years. Interested parties should state performance, net of fees, to the end of June.The closing date for applications is 7 October.The news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information direct from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email read more

University of Glasgow to divest fully from fossil fuel industry

first_imgThis represents 12% of the university’s endowment funds, worth around £153.9m as at 31 July 2013, the date of the last published accounts.The campaign to persuade the university to divest from fossil fuels has been led by GUCAS, and has lasted around a year.The university already bans directly held tobacco stocks from its portfolio, as these investments run entirely counter to its direct interests in research.David Newall, secretary of the University of Glasgow Court, said: “The university recognises the devastating impact climate change may have on our planet, and the need for the world to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.“Over the coming years, we will steadily reduce our investment in the fossil fuel extraction industry, while also taking steps to reduce our carbon consumption.”Directly held stocks in the endowment fund portfolio as at 31 July 2013 included Shell, BP, Chevron, Statoil Holdings and BHP Billiton.Portfolio management is split between Schroders and Newton.The commitment to divest is subject to reassurance that the financial impact for the university will be acceptable, the detail of which will be monitored by the University Court.The decision to divest does not extend to the University of Glasgow Pension Scheme, run by separate pension fund trustees.Other UK universities are reportedly considering the issue of fossil fuel divestment within their endowment funds.Oxford University’s executive governing body is set to make a decision early next year.In the US, 13 universities, including Stanford, have now pledged to divest from the fossil fuel industry.Last month, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, whose endowment is worth $868m (€682m), announced its decision to divest from the industry.Meanwhile, a low-carbon energy system could free up trillions of dollars over the next 20 years to invest in better economic growth, according to two new reports from the Climate Policy Initiative.The reports found that moving to a low-carbon electricity system would bring the global economy around $1.8trn in financial savings between 2015 and 2035 because of significantly reduced operational costs associated with extracting and transporting coal and gas outweigh increased financing costs for renewable energy and losses in the value of existing fossil fuel assets.And changing from oil to low-carbon transport could increase global investment capacity by trillions or result in net costs, depending on policy choices.Governments own 50-70% of global oil, gas and coal resources, and collect taxes and royalties on the portion they do not own.However, governments also control much of the policy that could lead either to asset stranding (losses in the financial value of fossil fuel assets) or financial savings.And, says CPI, the right policies can maximise the financial benefits of a low-carbon transition. The University of Glasgow has become the first European university to commit to disinvesting fully from companies in the fossil fuel industry.The decision was taken by the university’s governing body, the University Court.It follows a consultation process by an independent working group taking evidence from the Glasgow University Climate Action Society (GUCAS) and the university investment committee.Full divestment will mean the reallocation of around £18m (€12.7m) worth of current investments over a 10-year period.last_img read more

Preparations afoot for Salisbury Reunion

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Preparations afoot for Salisbury Reunion by: – July 14, 2011 Share 28 Views   no discussions Share The community of Salisbury, will, from the July 23rd to August 7th 2011 be celebrating their Grand Reunion under the theme “Building Community With Pride and Unity“. This effort is being orchestrated by The Salisbury Reunion Committee, an initiative of the Salisbury Enhancement Committee Inc.The reunion will begin with a grand opening ceremony which will take place on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 at 4:30pm, at the Salisbury Playing Field which has been dubbed ‘Reunion Village’.A number of local gospel artists and groups will grace the stage on that night at a Gospel Concert carded for 7:00pm on that night.Sunday, July 24th will feature a Church Service followed by a cricket match from 2:00pm and a Miss Salisbury Pageant from 7:30pm.July 25th to 29th will feature a summer school program at the Salisbury Primary School for children from the ages of 5 to 18.The history of Salisbury will be revealed at a History Night carded for July 5th from 7:30pm at the Salisbury Primary School.The agricultural side of Salisbury will be showcased at a grand Market Day with a Difference scheduled for Saturday July 30th from 8:00am at Lower Salisbury.Other events will include a health fair, a bouyon night, a family fun day and a dinner and awards ceremony.An Oldie Goldie Night, carded for August 6th will give seniors an opportunity to reminisce on the music of the 50s and 60s at the Salisbury Government School from 8:00pm.The reunion will culminate with a sporting activity called Bawi Olympic on August 7th, followed by a Block-o-rama.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Loose firearm surrendered

first_imgThe 65-year-old Reynaldo Dela Cruz, a village councilman of Barangay Nagba, Cuartero, turned over a 12-gauge shotgun to the municipal police station around 4:41 p.m. on May 10. ILOILO City – An unlicensed gun was surrendered to police officers in Cuartero, Capiz. The firearm was now in the custody of the Cuartero police for safekeeping./PNlast_img

April 18, 2018 Police Blotter

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Cole conquers IMCA Modified foes at Tri-State Kegger

first_imgPOCOLA, Okla. (March 27-28) – Tate Cole got the answers to a lot of questions Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway.Cole led all 30 laps of Saturday’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger main event. The victory paid $1,500, put Cole on the ballot for this September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and came in his first start of 2015. “I was kind of wondering about this weekend because I have a crate motor and this was my first night out because we didn’t get to practice on Thursday (because of rain),” he explained. “I converted my open car from last year to IMCA and this was my first time on Hoosiers in that car. I wasn’t sure how things were going to work out. They worked out pretty good, though.” Runner-up to Dan Womack in Friday’s qualifying feature, Cole started outside row one on Saturday and was ahead in the first corner. He used multiple lines in staying in the lead and pulled away on each restart, taking the checkers ahead of Ronny Gould, Brint Hartwick, 11th starting Van Gemmill and Steve Muilenburg. “It was pretty neat because last year was my first full year with IMCA and I won my first night out then, too,” said Cole, who piloted a Wheeler Metals-sponsored Shaw chassis. “I had a lot of help getting this win. We’ll run here weekly and at Outlaw Motor Speedway whenever we can this season.” Cole was a four-time feature winner and also raced at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals for the first time last year. Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Tate Cole; 2. Ronny Gould; 3. Brint Hartwick; 4. Van Gemmill; 5. Steve Muilenburg; 6. Zane Hunter; 7. Mikey Bell; 8. Daniel Tarmington; 9. Dan Womack; 10. Chuck Bumgarner; 11. Andy Milliken; 12. Allen Owen; 13. Jason Payton; 14. Brandon Henry; 15. Jeff Joldersma; 16. Brandon Wilson; 17. Nick Lawrence; 18. William Gould; 19. Harry Palmer.last_img read more

Everton fined for defender approach

first_img Everton have been sanctioned after breaching the FA’s football agent regulations. Andy Niedzwiecki, the agent who was representing Lascelles at the time, has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his conduct, and the player himself has been given a severe warning, the FA said on its website. Press Association Lascelles, a ball-playing centre-back, is now 20 and at the time of the approach was under a scholarship agreement at Forest. He is still at the club, but this month has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham. The FA said in a statement: “Everton have been fined £45,000 and warned as to their future conduct after breaching the FA’s football agent regulations. “The breach relates to the club’s unauthorised approach to Jamaal Lascelles whilst the player was under a scholarship agreement at Nottingham Forest FC in the latter part of 2010. “Andy Niedzwiecki, the football agent who was representing Mr Lascelles at the time, has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct after admitting his part in the matter. “Jamaal Lascelles, who also admitted his part in the affair, has been severely warned as to his future conduct. “The time-frame for any appeal has passed.” Everton have accepted the punishment from the governing body. A spokesman said: “Everton Football Club accepts the findings of the FA inquiry.” center_img Everton have been fined £45,000 and warned as to their future conduct after making an unauthorised approach for Nottingham Forest’s highly-rated young defender Jamaal Lascelles in 2010, the Football Association has announced.last_img read more

Arsenal v Chelsea ratings

first_img Nacho Monreal: Did well against Willian, but unable to make much of an impact. 5. Per Mertesacker: Sent off after being caught on the wrong side of Diego Costa after just 18 minutes. 3. Laurent Koscielny: Steady, but fortunate to avoid conceding a penalty for a body-check on Cesc Fabregas. 5. Mathieu Flamini: Missed a gilt-edged chance to equalise on the stroke of half-time and another late in the game. 5. Aaron Ramsey: Tried to impose himself on proceedings, but support was lacking. 7. Mesut Ozil: A subdued performance from the mercurial German. 6. Olivier Giroud: Withdrawn after Mertesacker’s dismissal, a decision booed by the home supporters. 5. Theo Walcott: Captain for the day, 10 years after signing for the Gunners, made the linesman work more than Chelsea’s defence. 5. Press Association Joel Campbell: Showed flickers of danger for the Gunners. 6. SUBSTITUTES: Gabriel (for Giroud, 22 minutes): Allowed Costa in at the near post to score. 5. Alexis Sanchez (Campbell, 57): Attempted to rejuvenate the Gunners, but ran out of support. 6. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Walcott, 75): Provided fresh legs but could not find the breakthrough. 5. CHELSEA: Thibaut Courtois: Barely called upon by the 10 men of Arsenal. 6. Branislav Ivanovic: A disciplined performance from the man who this week signed a new contract. 6. Cesar Azpilicueta: Kept Arsenal’s wing-men quiet and provided an option down the left. 6. Kurt Zouma: Another solid display against the Gunners from the Frenchman. 7. John Terry: Resolute against Arsenal’s short-handed attack. 7. Nemanja Matic: A few stray passes and still not the dominant performer of last season. 5. John Obi Mikel: Did what is expected of him, including a clumsy challenge on Sanchez. 6. Oscar: Still to find a consistent level of performance. This was another quiet one. 5. Diego Costa: Troubled Arsenal without playing football in the reverse fixture; this time he excelled. 8. Cesc Fabregas: The boos appeared to spur on the former Gunners captain in a display full of guile. 8. Willian: Collective performances are improving, but the Brazilian remains one of the brightest players no matter what. 7. SUBSTITUTES: Loic Remy (for Costa, 68): Offered fresh legs and an outlet, but the tide was going the other way. 5. Eden Hazard (for Oscar, 77): Had little chance to impress on his return from a groin injury. 5. ARSENAL: Petr Cech: Made some good saves against his former employers. 7 (out of 10). Hector Bellerin: His forays forward were tempered by the sending off. 5. last_img read more

Rivers, Crawford say Clippers grew during 6-1 road trip

first_imgSixth-man Jamal Crawford had another fine game Saturday, scoring 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field – 4 of 9 from 3-point range. He, too, believes this team grew over the 11-day trip.“I think it shows a lot of character, first off,” Crawford said. “It’s hard to win on the road. It really is, especially when people outside the locker room are panicking a little bit. I think it shows a lot of heart and a lot of character.“It shows our growth, for sure. We’ve kind of found our identity and how we’re going to play on both ends of the floor. Hopefully, it can be a great starting point for us.”Crawford averaged 19.2 points on the trip and scored at least 21 points in each of the last four games.Homestand beginsThe Clippers (11-5), currently in seventh place in the Western Conference standings, open a four-game homestand today when they play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves (4-10) at Staples Center. Then they’ll take on Orlando on Wednesday, New Orleans on Saturday and Phoenix a week from today.The Timberwolves on Friday defeated the Lakers 120-119 at Staples Center. Minnesota, which played Sunday at Portland, is led in scoring by shooting guard Kevin Martin (20.4 points per game), but he’s out with a broken wrist. Small forward Thaddeus Young averages 13.9 points and went for 22 points against the Lakers. “I think you grow all season, and that’s what I’ve been saying from the beginning,” he said. “Whether we went 6-1 or 4-3, we would have been better when this trip was over. It was guaranteed. I think defensively we grew the most.“I think offensively we have been pretty good lately anyway. I think our defense is just getting better and better. You can hear the talk now. Guys are in the right spots. They trust each other. When you do that you get a lot of stops.”Certainly, there was plenty for which to be thankful. But it means only so much, Rivers intimated.“That’s nice,” he said, when asked about going 6-1. “We don’t get a trophy for it or anything. But it’s still nice.” Crawford chimes in It may not have seemed like the Clippers were hitting the road at the right time when they embarked on a seven-game trip Nov. 19. They were 5-4, didn’t seem to know who they were and they were coming off a 105-89 loss at home to Chicago on Nov. 17.Many of the players, as well as coach Doc Rivers, said that perhaps some time away from home would bring the team together. That seems to have been the case, because the Clippers completed their trip with a 112-96 victory on Saturday over the Utah Jazz (5-12) at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. They led the Jazz 35-18 after one quarter.That gave the Clippers a 6-1 record on the trip, and their most victories ever on a seven-game jaunt. Of the six victories, two came against probable playoff teams (Miami and Houston) that were injury-depleted and the other four came against teams that will be hard-pressed to make the postseason. Still, the Clippers played solid basketball, except for the 16-point loss at Memphis, currently the top team in the NBA.Rivers was stoked.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dodgers add reliever Justin Grimm to bullpen mix, might not be done

first_imgANAHEIM – The Dodgers signed pitcher Justin Grimm to a minor league contract Sunday. He joined his new teammates at Angel Stadium, where a number 49 jersey was waiting. Manager Dave Roberts said Grimm will make his debut in relief of Kenta Maeda Monday night.It was no surprise the Dodgers went outside the organization to bolster their bullpen; the long-reliever-sized hole in their pitching staff is the final piece to their Opening Day roster. Yet even Grimm might not represent the Dodgers’ final acquisition with the regular season just four days away.Grimm has appeared in 306 games for the Rangers, Cubs, Royals and Mariners in a career that began in 2012. His nine postseason appearances include a scoreless outing against the Dodgers in the 2016 National League Championship Series.For all his success, Grimm is not a long reliever. From 2015-18, he made only one relief appearance longer than two innings. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Twelve players ended the Cactus League season in the Dodgers’ minor league camp who are now in uniform for the Freeway Series: pitchers Jaime Schultz, Layne Somsen, Parker Curry, Jordan Sheffield; catchers Connor Wong and Will Smith; infielders Jeter Downs, Matt Beaty, Edwin Rios and Omar Estevez; and outfielders Carlos Rincon and Jeren Kendall.Pitcher Stetson Allie, a non-roster invitee, is also in uniform for the three-game series.ALSORoberts said the Dodgers’ starting eight Sunday were “very indicative” of the batting order he might use on Opening Day. Joc Pederson, Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Max Muncy, A.J. Pollock, Cody Bellinger, Kiké Hernandez and Russell Martin started against Angels right-hander Felix Peña. The Dodgers will face another right-hander, Zack Greinke, Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img To earn the Dodgers’ final bullpen job, that’s practically a prerequisite. With Ross Stripling and Julio Urías beginning the season in the rotation, the Dodgers have only one reliever (left-hander Caleb Ferguson) trained to throw two or more innings if needed. As a non-roster invitee in the Cleveland Indians’ camp this spring, Grimm didn’t retire more than four batters in a game. Roberts has no plan to extend him much further.“He’s really not a length option,” Roberts said of Grimm, “but we haven’t figured that last piece out.”If nothing else, Grimm gives the Dodgers a veteran option at the Triple-A level. The 30-year-old right-hander has almost as much service time as next three relievers – JT Chargois, Kevin Quackenbush and Donnie Hart – combined. Grimm also offers a bit more flexibility than right-hander Josh Fields, who was out of options when he was designated for assignment March 7.Grimm also has something to prove. Last season was his worst as a major league reliever. He allowed 19 runs in 16 appearances with the Kansas City Royals, was released in July, and signed a minor-league contract with the Seattle Mariners 12 days later. He pitched much better (one earned run in 4 2/3 innings) in five September appearances.“The biggest thing was just health,” Grimm said. “I messed up at the beginning of the season and tried to throw through some things that I probably shouldn’t have. It went backwards really fast. The thing with going to Seattle, pitching the slider, getting confidence back, I think it was simply health. A fresh start. Gaining confidence with every outing. Looking at the big picture.” In addition to being healthy, Grimm found success incorporating a slider into a repertoire that already included a fastball and curveball. Despite a strong Cactus League showing – seven scoreless outings – Grimm opted out of his minor league deal with the Indians on Friday. He wasn’t going to make their Opening Day roster and didn’t want to waste time finding his next stop.“I had a lot of friends over here the past few years – (Alex) Wood, (Kyle) Farmer, Fields – so I reached out to them,” Grimm said. “They had nothing but great things to say.”Roberts reiterated that right-handers Dennis Santana and Brock Stewart are the top candidates to begin the season in the long relief role.INJURY UPDATESLeft-hander Rich Hill (strained left MCL) began a throwing program wearing a flexible brace on his left knee. Hill won’t be able to throw off a mound while he’s wearing the brace, but Roberts said Hill remains on track to get off a mound in two weeks.Right-hander Walker Buehler and left-hander Clayton Kershaw will pitch simulated games Monday at Angel Stadium.FULL CLUBHOUSERelated Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more