The pension fund reported combined returns for alternatives, including private equity and infrastructure, of 2.8% over the first six months of 2014.At the same time, the metal scheme announced that it would invest €1bn in Dutch residential mortgages, through the Dutch Mortgage Funding Company (DMFCO), established last year.Inge van den Doel, PMT’s director of asset management, said: “This investment will generate a decent return against an acceptable and verifiable risk.“Investment through the DMCFO offers pension funds the option to solely invest in the type of mortgages that suit their specific policy requirements.“Because several pension funds have joined the initiative and combined their requirements, the DMFCO can offer a full mortgage product.”Meanwhile, PGB, the €16bn pension fund for the printing industry, today announced that it would also invest €500m in Dutch residential mortgages through the DMFCO. PGB trustee Rob Heerkens, responsible for investments, said: “Dutch mortgages are an attractive investment, as they carry a limited risk whilst offering better returns than, for example, Dutch government bonds.”PGB said the €6.7bn pension fund of steelworks Hoogovens had also committed itself to a substantial investment to DMFCO.By committing to the Dutch Mortgage Funding Company, the pension funds have effectively foregone investing in Dutch residential mortgage bonds, soon to be launched by the National Mortgage Institution (NHI).Annemieke Biesheuvel, spokeswoman for PMT, said: “By investing through the DMFCO, pension funds can follow their intended risk/return profile precisely, and won’t be dependent on what the NHI would offer.”The NHI had indicated it would aim at issuing €50bn worth of mortgage bonds for institutional investors. PMT, the €55bn pension fund for Dutch metal workers, has said it will fully divest its €1bn hedge fund allocation in favour of investments in local residential mortgages.Following an extensive analysis of its hedge fund holdings, the pension fund concluded that an active management style in “markets with many players” no longer matched its investment beliefs.It also cited the fact the management cost for its hedge fund portfolio accounted for no less than 32% of its entire asset management costs of 0.54% of assets.PMT said its chief purpose in having a hedge fund allocation – to spread investment risk – no longer carried sufficient weight, particularly in light of the “slightly positive” returns it generated.
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Monday (4/10) night, the Indiana Department of Child Services will be hosting a Family Game night from 6 – 8 at the Lawrenceburg Community Center.The event will feature games and coloring for all ages.Pinwheels will be distributed to all that attend.Information will be handed out about different safety concerns in the community as well as types of abuse and neglect.The event is open to the public and free to attend.
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“It’s good being in the top five, you know what you need to do,” said McIlroy, who is fourth in the standings behind Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel and Bubba Watson. Hunter Mahan is fifth. “You need to win and that takes care of everything. Being in the top five was important coming in, I would have liked to be a bit higher on the list but haven’t played well enough over the past few weeks.” McIlroy won his fourth major title, and third tournament in succession in the US PGA Championship at Valhalla, and has finished 22nd, fifth and eighth in the first three play-offs, despite four-putting the 12th hole in each of the last two rounds last week. The packed schedule has led to complaints from some players and a promise from PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem that a break between events would be reinstated next year, but McIlroy found a more simple solution to fatigue. “It’s amazing what a night in your own bed can do, just one night,” the world number one told a pre-tournament press conference. “I was standing in the shower on Monday morning in Denver thinking to myself why I am going to Atlanta today? So I didn’t, I went to Florida for a day and a half and it was really good. “It was refreshing to spend a bit of time at home, dump a lot of luggage that I’ve been carrying with me for the last four or five weeks. I had a great practice session at the Bear’s Club and was able to work out in the gym at home. “I feel really good coming in here. I feel like that day and a half at home will definitely help and anything other than a win here would definitely be a disappointment. “After I finished the PGA all my focus was on the FedEx Cup and trying to win this… obviously if I finish second or third and end up winning the whole thing, that’s cool as well! “But I want to win and I only have to beat 28 other guys, it’s not like a regular event where you have to beat 155. “I don’t think it (the money) will make me any more nervous on the golf course on Sunday. Ten million is a lot of money to anyone and if I’m thinking of getting myself something or whatever it’s a nice bit of extra money to have. “I’m not saying I am motivated by the money in any way. It’s obviously nice and I have made a lot of money over the past seven or eight years, but it (winning the FedEx) is one of the only things that I have not achieved in the game of golf and that’s the real reason I want to win this week.” In theory all 29 players at East Lake – Dustin Johnson qualified but is taking a leave of absence – have the chance to win the overall title. But only those in the top five control their own destiny and can emulate Stenson, who led from start to finish 12 months ago and later became the first player to also win the Race to Dubai in the same season. McIlroy currently leads Sergio Garcia by more than £2million in those standings. “The money is great but at the same time it’s the title that would mean more to me,” McIlroy said ahead of this week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta. The 25-year-old is one of five players who know victory at East Lake would also see them secure the overall FedEx Cup title won by Sweden’s Henrik Stenson last year, and with it a USD10million (£6million) bonus. There are six million reasons to want to win the FedEx Cup title, but Rory McIlroy insists he needs just one. Press Association
A Correspondent,Biswanath Chariali, June 8: The Karatekas of Biswanath Karate Academy successfully participated in the recently concluded 18th All India Karate Championship held at Khandala, Maharashtra under the aegis of World Traditional Shotokan Karate Fedaration. The successful karatekas were Kalpajyoti Saikia (Gold in Kumite), Ritu Pritam Borah (Bronzes in Kumite and Kata), Krishnakshi Bhattacharya (Bronze in Kumite) and Ritu Pritam Borah and Angad Kashyap (Bronze in team Kata). The team was led by instructor Moon Sharma.
(REUTERS) – Sri Lanka’s Kaushal Silva roared back into form with a century in the final Test against Australia yesterday, boosting the hosts’ hopes of a 3-0 sweep against the world number one team at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground in Colombo.A day after the opener split the webbing on his left hand which needed six stitches and dropped down to number three, Silva struck 115 as Sri Lanka reached 312 for eight at stumps on the penultimate day of the Test to lead by 288 runs.Dhananjaya de Silva was batting on 44 with Suranga Lakmal yet to open his account at the other end as Australia’s hopes of a pride-salvaging win looked rather dim against the hosts’ formidable spin attack on a final-day track.The day belonged to Silva who, after scores of 4, 7, 5, 2 and 0 in the last five innings, cover-drove an Adam Voges full toss to bring up his third Test fifty in 251 balls.The relief reflected in his animated celebration as the 30-year-old took off his helmet, swung his bat and roared in delight before being hugged by batting partner Dinesh Chandimal.Resuming on 22 for one, Sri Lanka lost three wickets in the morning session before the 58-run stand between Silva and home captain Angelo Mathews (26) steadied the home ship.Overnight batsman Dimuth Karunaratne (22) fell to a clever piece of stumping by Peter Nevill off the bowling of Nathan Lyon who trapped Silva leg-before in his next over but the batsman used the review option to get the umpire’s decision overturned.Kusal Perera (24) fell to Jon Holland while Mitchell Starc dismissed Kusal Mendis (18) leg-before to claim his 24th wicket in an otherwise spinner-dominated series.Mathews fell to Lyon (4-123) in the second session but Silva added 90 runs with Chandimal (43) for the sixth wicket to consolidate Sri Lanka’s position.Holland ended Silva’s 269-ball stay with Steve Smith taking the catch in slip as the batsman walked out to a standing ovation.SRI LANKA 1st innings 355 (D. Chandimal 132, D. de Silva 129; M. Starc 5-63) AUSTRALIA 1st innings 379 (S. Marsh 130, S. Smith 119, M. Marsh 53; R. Herath 6-81) SRI LANKA 2nd innings (o/night: 22-1)D. Perera lbw b Starc 8D. Karunaratne stp. Nevill b Lyon 22K. Silva c Smith b Holland 115K. Perera c Nevill b Holland 24K. Mendis lbw b Starc 18A. Mathews c Smith b Lyon 26D. Chandimal lbw b Lyon 43D. de Silva not out 44R. Herath c Smith b Lyon 5S. Lakmal not out 0Extras: (b-4, lb-3) 7Total: (for 8 wickets, 95 overs) 312Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-44, 3-69, 4-98, 5-156, 6-246, 7-276, 8-297.Bowling: M. Starc 17-4-58-2, N. Lyon 37-7-123-4, J. Holland 20-4-72-2, J. Hazlewood 12-2-16-0, S. Smith 2-0-13-0, M. Marsh 3-1-3-0, M. Henriques 2-0-9-0, A. Voges 2-0-11-0.
With temperatures in the forecast as low as 46 degrees and highs reaching 76 this week in Madison, the members of the Wisconsin women’s rowing team are no strangers to volatile weather. While the Badgers are accustomed to strange fluctuations in the weather, it still can have adverse affects on the race.So as Saturday’s first competition of the season approaches, the weather conditions at the Milwaukee River Challenge are the top concern. “The weather in Wisconsin is always changing, so we never know if we will have good water,” junior Heidi Hunsberger said.Besides the concerns of the uncontrollable elements, the crew team’s confidence seems to be riding high. After finishing last season winning all of its meets except the first and last en route to a third-place finish at nationals, Wisconsin head coach BeBe Bryans has even higher expectations for her girls this season. “This year the team’s goal is to win every race,” sophomore Ellie Carroll said, reiterating her coach’s goals for the team. “We were a really young team last year, so last year was a rebuilding year. “We are hoping to be stronger this year.”Having lost only one senior from the previous year, the rowing team has a lot of returning experience from which to build. With Midwestern opponents such as Notre Dame and Northwestern rowing at this weekend’s race, the team will need to be extremely prepared. “All the teams have been working really hard, so it should be a good race between all of us,” sophomore Alex Stephan said. With morning practices and conditioning tests Monday through Saturday, the Badgers have done their fair share of preparation. They have also met their fair share of challenges in the season’s opening weeks. Hunsberger talked about a few of the obstacles the Badgers had to push through as a team.”Teaching the new sophomore class how to row pairs and having the whole team go through ergometer tests [was tough],” Hunsberger said. For some of the returning sophomores, getting back in shape and learning how to row together after time apart was the biggest challenge. Despite these obstacles, UW seems well-prepared and ready to take on the competition this weekend. And after waiting all summer for the day to come when they could get back into the boat, Carroll and her teammates are eager to start the season off with a bang. “We are just excited to get the season started, and hopefully it will be a victory so we can celebrate by throwing our coxswain into the water,” Stephan said of their victory ritual. With great aspirations for the season and a committed practice schedule, Carroll hopes to see great things from her team. “It is the dedication that the girls on the team have that brings our team so much success,” Carroll said.
Nigerian-American, Alex Nwora has been named as the new head coach of the senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers team ahead of their 2017 Men Afrobasket tournament title defence.This was made known on Wednesday by the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engineer Musa Kida ahead of the Senior Men’s national team’s exercise expected to commence on Friday, 12th, 2017.According to Kida, the decision to appoint Nwora who guided Cape Verde to the 2013 Afrobasket where they defeated D’Tigers by 79 points to 76 was borne out of the desire to give qualified Nigerians the opportunity of making history with the national teams.“We started this project with the D’Tigress with the appointment of Sam Vincent, Mfon Udoka, Peter Ahmedu and Okworogun Ochuko. There is no point giving out national team jobs to expatriates when we have Nigerians all over the world who are duly qualified to get the job done.”He enjoined all Nigerians to support Nwora who is no stranger to the African basketball scene where he coached Cape Verde from 2009 to 2013.Nwora will be assisted by Kwara Falcons head coach, Aderemi Adewunmi and Gombe Bulls Abdulrahman Mohammed who have both guided their teams to the top of the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences of the NBBF organized basketball league.Related
London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal both have a chance to finish the season with silverware when they face off in Baku, Azerbaijan for the Europa League final.For Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, winning the trophy will make it his first major trophy in his over 20 years in management.His opposite number, Arsenal’s Unai Emery, on the other hand, has become a bit of an expert in this competition, having won it 3 times already with Spanish side Sevilla.But more importantly for the Gunners, victory over Chelsea will also guarantee their place in next season’s Champions League group stages, having missed out in a place in the top 4.In terms of team news, Henrikh Mkhitaryan won’t be playing for Arsenal due to Armenia’s dispute with Azerbaijan. That’s about the only major absentee for the north London side.As well as Ngolo Kante being a major doubt for the game, Chelsea will also be without Antonio Rudiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi, all crucial players for Sarri, who are all injured.But the Blues can count on star man Eden Hazard, perhaps for the last time, as he is heavily linked with a summer move to Real Madrid.Prediction, Tips and OddsWith Alexander Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in such fine form, coupled with Chelsea’s defensive frailties, Arsenal are my favorites to secure the win.Yes, Chelsea are unbeaten in the competition so far this season, but they did show in their semi final win against Frankfurt, as they have all season, that they are very vulnerable against any team with sharp movements in the final third.I’m predicting a 2-0 win for Arsenal. You can back an Arsenal win at 3.52 odds on Betway with a Chelsea win pegged at 2.16 odds.If you’re a fun of goals, Over 2.5 stands at 1.85 odds and Under 2.5 odds are at an enticing 1.93 odds.Chelsea to score first is 1.74 odds while backing an Arsenal first goal is at 2.27 odds (this I’m confident about).Who are you back? Head to Betway.com.gh to place your bets on this game and all the other games with unbeatable odds.Kick off is at 7pm.Chelsea v Arsenal Opta statsArsenal against Chelsea will be the second all-English UEFA Cup/Europa League final in history, after Tottenham against Wolves in the UEFA Cup final in 1972.This is the 198th meeting in all competitions between Arsenal and Chelsea but only the third in European competition – they met in the 2003-04 Champions League quarter-final, with the Blues progressing 3-2 on aggregate.Arsenal vs Chelsea will be the first fixture to played in the FA Cup final, League Cup final and a major European final.This will be both Arsenal and Chelsea’s sixth major European finals – only Man Utd (7) and Liverpool (14 – including 2019 Champions League) have reached more among English clubs.Arsenal have lost four of their five major European finals, with their only victory coming in the 1994 Cup Winners’ Cup against Parma; they’ve lost each of their last three, losing in the 1995 Cup Winners’ Cup, 2000 UEFA Cup and 2006 Champions League finals.In all European competition, Arsenal have faced opponents from 27 different nations and beaten teams from 26 of those countries, with the only exception being against English clubs.Chelsea have won four of their five major European finals (2x Cup Winners’ Cup/1x Champions League/1x Europa League). Among English teams, only Man Utd (5) and Liverpool (8) have won more major European finals.This final will be third time two teams from the same nation have faced in the Europa League final, after Porto v Braga in 2011 and Atletico Madrid v Athletic Club in 2012.Arsenal manager Unai Emery has won the Europa League more often than any other manager, winning it three times in 2014, 2015 and 2016 with Sevilla.Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has scored 10 Europa League goals this season, the most by a Blues player in a single European season (excl. qualifiers) and the joint-most by a French player in major European competition in a season – Nestor Combin in the 1963-64 Cup Winners’ Cup and Just Fontaine in the 1958-59 European Cup also scored 10.Arsenal’s Unai Emery could become only the fourth manager to win the UEFA/Europa League with two different teams, after Giovanni Trapattoni (Juventus & Inter Milan), Jose Mourinho (Porto & Man Utd) and Rafael Benitez (Valencia & Chelsea).Both Arsenal and Chelsea have won 11 Europa League games this season – only three teams have ever won more major European games in a single season (excluding qualifiers); Real Madrid in 2001-02 (12), Porto in 2010-11 (12) and Atletico Madrid in 2011-12 (13).If Arsenal win this match, only Giovanni Trapattoni (5) will have won more major European finals than Unai Emery (4), while only three other managers would have won as many as four with a 100% record in each final – Nereo Rocco, Bob Paisley and Jose Mourinho.Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri is the first Italian to manage in a UEFA Cup/Europa League final since Alberto Malesani in 1999, who won the trophy with Parma that year.The two previous Italians to manage an English club in a major European final have managed Chelsea to victory – Gianluca Vialli in the 1998 Cup Winners’ Cup final and Roberto Di Matteo in the 2012 Champions League final.Arsenal’s last eight Europa League goals have been scored by either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (4) or Alexandre Lacazette (4).Azerbaijan will be the 24th different country to host a major European final and the third consecutive year a country will host a major final for the first time – Wales for the 2016-17 Champions League final and Ukraine for the 2017-18 Champions League final.