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Benelux fund tenders €100m money market mandate via IPE Quest

first_imgThe pension fund requires a track record of at least five years.Interested parties should apply by 15 June, stating performance to 31 March, net of fees.Separately, a Swiss pension fund has turned to IPE Quest’s Discovery service to search for a domestic equity manager for a CHF10m (€8.7m) mandate.According to DS-2442, the investor is looking for an all-cap or large-cap strategy via a manager with a high active share to beat its benchmark, which is the SPI index.The manager should ideally have a track record of at least three years. The pension fund estimates placing the mandate in February next year.It is open to investing via a pooled or segregated mandate.If possible, the investor would prefer to receive replies to the search in German.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. A Benelux pension fund is looking for a money market fund manager for a €100m mandate via IPE Quest.According to search QN-2443, the investor wants the mandate to be run passively and investments restricted to Europe.The fund must invest in low-risk, short-term assets and have a triple-A rating. The pension fund is seeking a “very high level” of daily liquidity and the expected return for the fund must match the Eonia benchmark as much as possible.The successful applicant would need to have at least €5bn under management for the asset class and at least €10bn as a firm.last_img read more

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CargoSmart: Schedule Reliability Rises in Q3 2019

first_imgThe overall ocean schedule reliability for the third quarter of 2019 was 75.7%, slightly higher than in the second quarter of the year, according to intelligence provider CargoSmart.The peak of on-time schedule reliability was 80.2% in July 2019. It then dropped to 73.8% in August and remained at a similar level at 73.1% in September 2019.Comparing 2019 and 2018, the monthly reliability was higher and fluctuated less in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier.When looking at the schedule reliability on 25 trade lanes, CargoSmart said that Intra Middle East, Europe-Middle East, and Intra South America had the highest schedule reliability in the quarter, with average reliability of 93.1%, 89.1%, and 88.6% respectively.When comparing the schedule reliability to the second quarter of the year, 13 of the 25 trade lanes decreased. The Intra Europe, Europe-Middle East, and Intra North America had the biggest increases, while Africa-North America, Africa-Middle East, and North America-Oceania dropped the most with Intra Africa continuing to have the lowest quarterly reliability.last_img read more

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“We Have the Lowest Neonatal Mortality in the OECS” -Dr McIntyre

first_img Share 77 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! The island’s Hon Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre says Dominica’s infant mortality rate is surpassing global expectations and is ahead of the region.He was again debunking a report published in The Lancet in November.The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal  which is said to be among the world’s oldest, most prestigious, and best known general medical journals.The Lancet published an article describing Dominica as lagging far behind the rest of the world in its rate of childhood mortality.The article says the probability of children dying between the age of birth and five years old in Dominica is rising.The Ministry of Health and the Chief Medical Officer rebuked that report as totally erroneous.When the House of Parliament met last week, Hon Senator Annette Sanford raised the subject again prompting the Hon Health Minister, Dr Mcintyre to Respond.“When I hear people talk about our infant mortality, it’s very sad. Can you imagine the article in The Lancet, the author cannot even differentiate between intrapartum and neonatal mortality? Totally wrong,” he said.“The WHO Sustainable Development Goals puts the target* for neonatal mortality at 12 per 1,000 live births by 2030. We are only in 2020 and we have achieved 8.4 per 1,000,” Dr McIntyre announced. “And the WHO put the infant mortality target at 25 per 1,000 live births and we are at 8.3. We have achieved this already.”The SDG’s are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve oceans and forests.The Hon Minister assures, “We have the lowest neonatal mortality in the OECS. These are facts.”He says The Lancet article is based on estimates and not fact.*The targets mean that nations are to aim not to exceed those figures. Sharecenter_img Share LifestyleLocalNewsPolitics “We Have the Lowest Neonatal Mortality in the OECS” -Dr McIntyre by: – February 18, 2020 Tweetlast_img read more

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Jones: Criticism spurred us on

first_img Some of the strongest criticism came from ex-United players like Gary Neville, who compared Van Gaal’s side to a pub team and Paul Scholes, who labelled some of United’s play “prehistoric”. But with United now five points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool, their critics have fallen silent. “People criticising does spur you on,” Jones said. “You are always going to get critics. We are at a massive club here at Manchester United and if things aren’t going as well as they should be then there is always going to be people wanting to have a dig and a pop at you. “We have been well aware of the criticism we have had. We are professionals and we are in a job where people have an opinion about you and they are entitled to it and we just have to get on with it. “People can assume and predict and it is up to us to prove them all wrong. That is what the lads enjoy doing. We enjoy proving them wrong. So far we have done that.” Jones has come in for criticism himself this season, but he and Chris Smalling performed well against a fierce Liverpool attack at Anfield and the two kept 29-goal striker Harry Kane quiet in the 3-0 win over Spurs. Jones and Smalling were identified as long-term replacements for Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at United. Press Association Phil Jones says public criticism of Manchester United has fuelled the team’s recent revival. The pair were also touted as alternatives to the Ferdinand-John Terry partnership with England, but as Jones points out, they have not played together often as a centre-half pairing. “It has been difficult for us,” said Jones, who has played alongside Smalling at centre-back for England just once. “It had been documented that me and Chris were going to be the next centre-backs at United but it has not gone how we would have liked it. “Somebody told me the other day that we have actually only played alongside each other about four times in four seasons. “You cannot build a partnership on four games. “Hopefully now we have had back-to-back games together we can keep it going and keep playing well together. We complement each other well.” United are now odds-on to qualify for the Champions League after they recorded back-to-back wins over Tottenham and Liverpool. Such a double would have seemed impossible just a few months ago. Manager Louis van Gaal came under fire after his team put in a number of underwhelming displays. last_img read more

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18-year-old Navy recruit at dies at boot camp

first_imgAn 18-year-old Navy recruit died during boot camp in Illinois earlier this week.Kelsey Nobles, of Mobile, Alabama died Tuesday after collapsing during training at the Navy Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois, Navy officials confirm.Doctors say she passed out after her physical test and went into cardiac arrest.Nobles’ father, Harold, told WKRG-TV that she was taken to a civilian hospital where she was pronounced dead.The Navy is currently investigating the matter.It is the second death under similar circumstances to occur at the boot camp in the past few months.Nobles’ father describes his daughter as a young woman who was “the sweetest soul” and “had the biggest heart.”She graduated high school less than a year ago.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

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Man jailed after sending threats to Palm Beach Gardens church

first_imgA man is behind bars after police say he threatened a Palm Beach Gardens church via text message.Police say 40-year-old Jose Angel Gonzalez sent a text message to an employee of Christ Fellowship Church saying he was en route to commit an act of violence.Gonzalez voluntarily turned himself in to authorities and claimed he was joking about the text message.Gonzalez’s first court appearance is scheduled for Saturday.He is charged with sending electronic, written threats to kill or do bodily harm.The church released a statement thanking Palm Beach Gardens police.“I thank the Palm Beach Gardens police department for their swift action,” Christ Fellowship Church Senior Pastor Todd Mullins. “We are grateful for their support in keeping our church and community safe.”last_img

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UC Irvine looks for home win vs UCSB

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 28, 2020 SQUAD LEADERS: The Gauchos have been led by Amadou Sow and Max Heidegger. Sow has averaged 14.3 points and 7.1 rebounds while Heidegger has recorded 16 points per game. The Anteaters have been anchored by Collin Welp and Eyassu Worku, who are averaging 13.3 and 12.2 per game, respectively.CLUTCH COLLIN: Welp has connected on 43.2 percent of the 81 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 8 over his last three games. He’s also made 84.9 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: UC Irvine is 0-6 this year when it scores 61 points or fewer and 20-4 when it scores at least 62.STREAK STATS: UC Irvine has won its last eight home games, scoring an average of 81.3 points while giving up 60.9.DID YOU KNOW: The stout UC Irvine defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 38.5 percent, the 11th-lowest mark in Division I. UC Santa Barbara has allowed opponents to shoot 45 percent through 28 games (ranking the Gauchos 283rd).___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUC Santa Barbara (19-9, 8-5) vs. UC Irvine (20-10, 12-2)Bren Events Center, Irvine, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UC Irvine looks for its fourth straight win over UC Santa Barbara at Bren Events Center. The last victory for the Gauchos at UC Irvine was a 76-60 win on Jan. 30, 2016.center_img Associated Press UC Irvine looks for home win vs UCSBlast_img read more

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Injury concerns for O’Donnell ahead of England game

first_imgThe Ireland squad take to the training pitch this morning as they step-up preparations for Sunday’s crucial Six Nations clash with England at the Aviva.After the work-out, team manager Mick Kearney will deliver an update on the fitness of the squad.The focus will be on Munster flanker Tommy O’Donnell from Cahir and Ulster’s Iain Henderson, who both suffered suspected injuries while in action for their provinces over the weekend.last_img

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Munster could relinquish top spot this evening

first_imgWith Munster not playing until Saturday, they could surrender top spot in Champions Cup Pool 1 tonight. Glasgow start tonight just a point off the summit ahead of the visit of Racing to Scotstoun. Kick off there is at 7.45.last_img

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Anthony Joshua’s Opponent, Miller Fails Second Drug Test

first_imgAnthony Joshua Jarrell Miller, who was denied a license by New York boxing officials over a failed test on Wednesday, has failed a second drugs test, the US media reported yesterday.Miller recently tested positive for human growth hormone (HGH) which is on the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list.Miller’s planned June 1 fight against world heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua had already been scuppered by the first failed drug test which came to light on Tuesday. “Salita Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions are very disappointed in these findings and feel awful fight fans will be deprived of what would have been a great fight,” Dmitriy Salita and Greg Cohen, Miller’s co-promoters, told American sports broadcaster ESPN.“It’s a terrible outcome and unfortunate situation for all parties involved.”Miller, who is undefeated in his 24 professional fights, was due to take on the Briton at Madison Square Garden for the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.Miller previously served a nine-month ban from the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for methylhexaneamine when kickboxing in 2014.Joshua still plans to make his US debut as planned in June for what will be his seventh title defense.Promoter Eddie Hearn said he was scrambling to find an alternative opponent.“To be honest I can’t believe it. You always want to give an athlete the benefit of the doubt, but this leaves no doubt,” Hearn told ESPN.Meanwhile, his promoter, Sarah Fina of Greg Cohen Promotions, as said that his fighter is a victim of African-American status.The promoter said treatment of Miller differed to that suffered by other fighters.Miller has apologised after an “adverse finding” saw his June fight against Britain’s Anthony Joshua called off.Then after a second adverse finding was reported on Friday, the 30-year-old American admitted he had “messed up”.Some critics have since responded by saying Miller should now be banned for life.“Firstly, I do not condone cheating whatsoever,” Fina posted on social media.“Am I upset and disappointed with Jarrell? Absolutely. What Jarrell has done is wrong 100%. But what I won’t do is turn my back on him. People make bad choices in life.“With all of that being said, it is hard for me not to think that he is being nailed to the cross because he is an African-American fighter.”She pointed out Mexican fighter Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez recently signed a $365m (£280m) multi-fight deal with streaming broadcaster DAZN, despite a six-month ban for failing two drug tests. He claimed to have eaten tainted meat.“Even the very fighter that was asked to replace Miller, Luis Ortiz, tested for banned substances,” Fina added.Cuban Ortiz has been linked with taking Miller’s place, though a replacement will not be named until next week.The 40-year-old tested positive for banned substances in 2017 but avoided a ban because boxing chiefs found he took the drugs for high blood pressure.Fina said she she had also suffered abuse over the issue for being Miller’s promoter.“I can’t help but to think that a lot of that has to do with the fact that I am a woman in a male-dominated industry. This is not me playing the victim, but stating facts,” she added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more