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first_imgJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has called for applications from asset managers for non-Japanese Bonds and has issued a request for information on fund-of-fund managers for emerging markets (EM) infrastructure.Under the fixed income mandate, the fund is looking for managers that undertake both active and passive investment in foreign bonds.For active investment, GPIF lists indices including Bloomberg Barclays Euro Aggregate Bond Index and the JP Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified Index as investment benchmarks.It said it would also accept “any other benchmark (unhedged in Japanese yen terms) in accordance with investment product proposals”. For passive Investment, GPIF would assign the benchmark.Passive investment managers are being asked to provide either the track record of FTSE World Government Bond Index (ex-JPY Unhedged/in JPY terms) or another non-Japanese Bond benchmark.GPIF did not set a deadline for the offering. “We will review applications as needed,” it said.“Upon consideration of diversifying passive fund benchmarks, we will start reviewing passive fund managers on 22 May 2020.“We seek asset managers with broad expertise and access to various benchmarks, such as corporate high yield indices, EM-related indices (and) aggregate indices.”At the beginning fo the month, the fund increase its allocation to foreign fixed income by 10% as it planned to cut back on its exposure to domestic government bonds for the next five years.For EM infrastructure, the ¥158trn (€1.35trn) pension fund said it is considering appointing a specialist fund-of-funds manager as part of its global infrastructure strategy.GPIF said it “expects to receive useful information from managers in the relevant market in order to develop an idea of potential investment in the emerging markets going forward”.It added: “GPIF maintains the key strategy to invest mainly in core infrastructure, which will yield stable income”.GPIF is looking for a fund-of-funds arrangement but it said it “will also accept information” on other investment schemes.More than two years ago, GPIF appointed StepStone Infrastructure & Real Assets as its global fund-of-funds manager. Earlier this year, it invested in Brussels Airport through the mandate.last_img read more

first_imgNigeria’s Super Eagles forward, Joe Aribo, was in great form on a day Glasgow Rangers claimed a 4-0 win over Motherwell. Aribo scored one of the goals that confirmed Rangers’ supremacy in the all-important warm-up duel. The Gers had come into this match with a 100% record in their friendly games, keeping clean sheets in all. They first saw off French giants Lyon before edging past Patrick Vieira’s Nice by the same scoreline. Wednesday’s match at the Ibrox saw Rangers take a 3-0 lead thanks to Ryan Kent, Ianis Hagi – who scored a brace in the victory over Nice, and then Aribo on the stroke of half-time. Ricki Lamie then went on to put the ball into his own net in the 68th minute to complete the scoring. Rangers are participating in friendly games in a bid to get players fit after the 2019-20 Scottish Premiership was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Celtic were declared champions for the ninth consecutive season, finishing 13 points clear of Rangers. Both sides faced off in the Scottish League Cup final and it was the men in green and white that came out victorious 1-0. A new Premiership season commences on August 1 with Rangers tackling Aberdeen at Pittodrie. Aribo joined Rangers from Charlton Athletic in last summer and was an instant hit for Steven Gerrard’s team, making a total of 48 appearances in all competitions, scoring nine goals and providing eight goals. Three of them came in Premiership wins against Livingston, Hibernian and a 2-2 draw at St. Johnstone. Aribo also scored three times during Europa League qualifying in victories against St. Joseph’s, FC Progres Niederkorn and FC Midtjylland. Rangers made it into the group phase and finished second in Group G, one point behind FC Porto and ahead of Young Boys and Feyenoord. They beat Braga 4-2 on aggregate in the Round of 32, but have a molehill to climb in the Round of 16 with a 3-1 first leg home defeat by Bayer Leverkusen. read also:2020/21 Season: Aribo to know opening games opponents Monday Aribo switched international allegiance from England to Nigeria and made his Super Eagles bow in a friendly with Ukraine in September 2019, scoring on the occasion, before netting his second in the next encounter this time a 1-1 draw with five-time world champions Brazil. The 24-year-old’s energetic displays in the middle of the park have made him become a fast fan favourite in the country after just four caps and is largely seen as an upgrade to former captain John obi Mikel. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Joe Aribo scored this beauty in a pre-season friendly for Rangers earlier this night.— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) July 22, 2020 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsA Museum To Rihanna’s Glory Could Soon Be Opened5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

first_imgCincinnati, OH—In Cincinnati reds news, Longtime Reds and Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame as the sole member of the Class of 2020Brennaman announced in January that he will retire at the end of the 2019 season.The induction will include an on-field ceremony on Saturday, April 25, and the 2020 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Sunday, April 26.Brennaman will be the first broadcaster inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame.last_img

first_img He said: “I am always confident because it’s my way of thinking. I signed a contract here for three years and I have one year more. “I never felt any problem from inside the club to finish my contract, so all the other things and the media news… I suppose you have important information, so we will see who is right at the end of the season.” Pellegrini readily admits he is not satisfied with how the season has turned out but he does not think the end result warrants a major inquisition. He said: “In the Premier League it is not bad to be one year winning a title and the other when you cannot win it. It is better to win it twice but if you can’t it is best to be second. “But that doesn’t mean I am happy with the season.” It may not involve Pellegrini, but changes are likely at Eastlands over the summer with a number of players possibly heading out. Pellegrini said: “All the clubs, not just this club, must make changes at the end of the season. My words would be exactly the same if we won the title. “It is important every year to make some changes and we will see which are the best changes. “(It is) not major surgery because I don’t think we need that but it is important to have some new faces. “We will try every year to have a stronger squad, but not because our squad is too old or we lost the title this year. Every year it is important to make changes.” Speculation over Pellegrini’s position was rife in March and April as City went out of the Champions League and it became obvious their Barclays Premier League title defence was coming to a limp end. But the 61-year-old, who retains credit after winning two trophies last season, has frequently spoken confidently about staying on and form in the closing weeks of the season has taken the heat off. “There is not any special conversation,” said Pellegrini, whose side are assured of second place ahead of Sunday’s final game against Southampton after five successive wins. “I don’t think this club needs a special meeting to analyse the end of the season because we are always analysing every week what we are doing. All of us know exactly what we think. “We can sit down to have a conversation because it’s normal, but we are always having conversations every week. So it’s not a special conversation at the end of the season.” When this meeting might take place is unknown, although with City flying out for their post-season tour of North America on Monday, it could occur on Sunday if Khaldoon attends the Southampton game at the Etihad Stadium. Nobody at City has ever given any indication that there is a desire to remove Pellegrini, despite regular stories linking the club with other potential managers. Speaking to the media at a press conference, Pellegrini underlined this point. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has played down the significance of his anticipated end-of-season review with the club’s top brass. The Chilean is expected to meet with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak and chief executive Ferran Soriano – possibly as early as this weekend – to analyse the 2014-15 campaign. Such meetings have become protocol under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour and, given City’s underwhelming season, this year’s has been interpreted as an appraisal that could lead to Pellegrini’s exit. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgThe plane was said to have been a part of the show, however, it is unclear what led to the crash.It is also unclear if anyone was injured during the crash.Organizers of the event have released a statement saying local and federal agencies are investigating the incident and working to determine whether it is safe to continue with the airshow.The show was scheduled to open  at 5:00 pm Friday and run through the weekend. The Martin County Sheriff’s department is reporting that a small plane has crashed at the Stuart Air Show.Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, the sheriffs department did share a photo of the incident on their Twitter account.The image shows a small aircraft shattered to pieces on the Whitham Field with several rescue workers surrounding it.Martin County Sheriff’s Office, MCFR on scene of plane crash at Whitham Field. No further information available at this time.— MartinCountySheriff (@MartinFLSheriff) November 1, 2019last_img read more

first_imgThe county is spending at least $870,000 on start-up costs and renovations in order to turn a vacant 17-acre correctional site into the temporary shelter.After that point, another $5.5 million in annual operating costs will be spent to provide beds, showers, hot meals, medical services and other help for up to 125 people who are determined to be chronically homeless.The county will pay Gulfstream Goodwill Industries $2.6 million to operate the temporary facility.Officials hope the new facility will eliminate a tent city of more than 150 homeless people at John Prince Park in Lake Worth Beach.“We are excited about the opportunity to assist our neighbors in need and happy the project is progressing despite the challenges” related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bolton said. A temporary homeless shelter being developed next to the South Florida Fairgrounds will open later than originally expected, due to delays related to the coronavirus pandemic, Palm Beach County officials said this week.The county now hopes to finish renovating a vacant correctional site to be used as a homeless shelter by the end of this month, although there is no date yet for when it could open, Assistant County Administrator Nancy Bolton told The Palm Beach Post in an email.When the County Commission approved the $8.6 million project in February, officials hoped it would open in May.“We have had some challenges confirming delivery dates due to various COVID restrictions and shipping,″ Audrey Wolf, the county’s facilities director, said.Palm Beach County approves $2.5 million emergency homeless shelter— WPTV (@WPTV) April 14, 2020last_img read more

first_img Associated Press May 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon canceled; race had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Boston Marathon canceled; race had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemiclast_img

first_imgJouini has a long –term contract with the Qatar Football Association and works for CAF during a number of championships.Both men are in the company of the likes of Pierluigi Collina (Italy), Barry Neale (England); Batta Marc (France), Vicar Donald (Scotland) and David Elleray (England) as FIFA Technical Advisers.The world body works through three Referees Development Officers in Africa: Carlos Henriques (South Africa), El Shenawy (Egypt) and Megassa Sidi Bekaye (Mali).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram World football-governing body, FIFA has retained Nigerian Linus Mba, a former FIFA referee, as its Technical Adviser in Africa for Refereeing.Mba, one of the finest ‘Gentlemen of the Whistle’ to have come out of Nigeria, and who is also NFF Consultant on Refereeing, is one of only two Africans retained in that position – the other is former Tunisian FIFA referee Neiji Jouini.Both men have been involved in FIFA development activities for close to two decades now.Mba, a Member of the CAF Referees Committee for 10 years, has continued to serve as Referee Instructor for FIFA and CAF, and has trained referees in virtually all English –speaking National Associations in the African continent. He also serves as Referee Assessor in top grade FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches, and is involved in general referee instruction programmes for CAF.last_img read more

first_imgSuper Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi Thursday switched from Chippa United to Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa’s top league.Chiefs Football Manager, Bobby Motaung, announced the signing of the Nigerian shot-stopper at a press conference in Cape Town.Akpeyi is expected to step into the role vacated by injured Itumeleng Khune that incumbent keeper, Virgil Vries has been unable to match up to. Daniel Akpeyi Head coach Ernst Middendorp lashed out at Vries after his howler in the 78th minute against Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City on Wednesday night.Vries, who has been operating in goal for the Amakhosi after Itumeleng Khune’s season-ending injury, came out to field a free kick, but proceeded to lose the ball in the air inside the box. Edmilson Dove got the vital touch to secure victory for Cape side.Akpeyi, who has signed a contract of 17 months with Chiefs was part of Nigeria’s squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.His arrival means that Chiefs reached their foreign player quota limit, so left back Godfrey Walusimbi has been released and gone back to Uganda.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img‘He’s not a big vocal guy. He wants to lead more by his actions,’ Olynyk said. ‘He steps up and makes plays in the clutch.’ BUFFALO — No, Matt Bouldin will not be duped. He knows how these practices go for so many teams. In prepping for the 2-3 zone, everything comes so easy. Pass-pass-shoot zone-busting is a breeze in practice. For Bouldin, this is it. This is his last chance to lift Gonzaga from chic bracket-buster to legitimate contender — something the guards before him were unable to do. And like that Florida State game, chances are the ball will be in Bouldin’s hands if the game is close. He’s not a megaphone-leader, not one to go hoarse in the huddle. To extend his career, the only answer is to break Syracuse’s zone. Again and again, Bouldin repeated that Gonzaga cannot shoot prematurely. That’s what Syracuse wants, he said. He won’t let his team fire away too soon. Only this time, as Gonzaga’s trying to chip away at SU’s zone, those same fans will be in loud opposition. Now, he has an opportunity to take the program to new heights. Bouldin may be the best of them all. ‘It’s just another road game,’ Bouldin said. ‘We have to go in with the mindset that we would for any other road game.’ Published on March 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm ‘We can’t settle for 3’s early,’ Bouldin said. ‘We’re going to take 3’s but we can’t settle. We can’t be afraid to throw it inside and get our post touches.’ Olynyk agrees with Bouldin. Possession-by-possession patience must be contagious if Gonzaga is going to mimic Northern Iowa’s upset of Kansas. Syracuse will try to rush the Bulldogs into errant shots. The environment won’t help. During his team’s win over Florida State on Friday night, Bouldin looked around. What he saw was quiet preview of what Sunday would entail. Orange dominated the blue seats inside the arena. He saw all the close calls of seasons past. Bouldin watched Stepp ricochet a potential game-winner off the backboard against No. 1-seeded Arizona in a double-overtime loss in 2003. After all, the way Stepp played lured him to Gonzaga in the first place. He embraced the underdog, close-knit ‘Zags community, watching three Sweet 16 runs and playing in one himself. ‘Florida State played a great man defense,’ Olynyk said. ‘They were big-bodied and long and athletic, much like Syracuse. (SU) just plays a zone, so we’ll have to pack it them inside out and take shots on our terms again.’center_img ‘Teams are probably cutting up and thinking, ‘Hey, we’re gonna be fine,” Bouldin said. ‘But it’s not Syracuse. They’re really active and really long. They get after it.’ AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo that’s the antidote to an upset — decode the zone. One game after patiently dissecting one of the nation’s best man-to-man defenses in Florida State, the ‘Zags collide with one of the best zones in top-seeded Syracuse. Gonzaga prefers to turn games into a never-ending three-man weave drill. But for Sunday, Bouldin repeated that the ‘Zags must be calm. With Arinze Onuaku (knee) likely out, the Bulldogs won’t be quick to shoot. Instead, Bouldin wants his team to stay under the speed limit when need be. Sitting on the opposite end of the locker room Saturday, freshman Kelly Olynyk pointed out all the weapons. Like Syracuse, the Bulldogs are deep. Four players average in double-figures. Bouldin is averaging 15.8 per game, Elias Harris is at 14.7 and seven-foot Robert Sacre averages 10.1. With Bouldin making crisp decisions, Gonzaga shot exactly 50 percent (21-of-42). Each possession was savored. And when Florida State nearly wiped out Gonzaga’s 18-point lead, Bouldin made clutch free throws. Bouldin — the latest great Gonzaga guard — is the difference-maker. He’s half-point, half-shooting guard. A player capable of altering the mood of a game. Against Florida State, Bouldin scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. But more importantly, he set a methodical tone against the Seminoles’ long defense. FSU — powered by overgrown men at every position — had gone 67 straight games holding an opponent under 50 percent from the field. Facebook Twitter Google+ ‘Just have fun, compete and play as hard as I can and leave it all on the floor,’ Bouldin said. ‘As soon as we’re out, I’m done playing at Gonzaga so I’m trying to utilize every second of it.’ ‘You don’t want to slow down in terms of getting break points or attacking them,’ Bouldin said. ‘But in terms of the halfcourt set, we really need to move the ball better, slow down and make simple plays.’ ‘He’s right up there with those guys,’ Murphy said. ‘He has an all-around game. He can play the point, the two and shoots the ball well. He’s a great passer. I think he’s one of the better players in the history of Gonzaga.’ Comments But he’s the player Syracuse must bottle up. Syracuse assistant coach Rob Murphy agrees. Gonzaga’s offense runs through Bouldin. He’s a rare talent capable of speeding up or slowing up the game. Of course, this isn’t groundbreaking news. For more than a decade, Gonzaga has filtered game-changing guards through Spokane, Wash. The likes of Dan Dickau, Blake Stepp and Adam Morrison have all made the ‘Zags national darlings.last_img read more