London’s 32 public sector pension funds have £36bn in investable assets between them The London CIV – the asset pooling vehicle for the UK capital’s local government pension schemes (LGPS) – has selected StepStone to be its first infrastructure manager.According to local council documents seen by IPE, the infrastructure fund is currently raising money from the 32 London borough pension funds that make up the pool’s client base.The first close is scheduled for 1 April, with subsequent closes slated for 1 September 2019 and 1 April 2020.The infrastructure launch was initially slated for last year but was paused following a wide-ranging review of the London CIV’s structure, operations and governance. The new fund will invest between 50% and 70% in European assets with a UK focus, according to documents circulated to prospective investors.StepStone can invest up to 20% of the fund in greenfield assets, and can accommodate direct investments and co-investments.The fund will target a net return of 8-10% a year with a target cash yield of 4-6% a year.StepStone is a global private markets specialist that runs money across private equity, private debt, real estate, infrastructure and other real assets categories.According to its website, the company has deployed roughly $20bn (€18bn) in infrastructure investments via funds and co-investments.A consultation document from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published in January stated that the LGPS funds should “set an ambition on investment” in infrastructure.It added: “The government expects pool companies to provide the capability and capacity for pools over time to move towards levels of infrastructure investment similar to overseas pension funds of comparable aggregate size.”Since its launch in 2016, the London CIV has pooled roughly £17.4bn (€20.4bn) of the total £36bn assets held by London’s LGPS funds.
LocalNews Calypso Hall of Fame honors Calypsonians by: – February 9, 2012 Share Tweet Share Photo credit: epthinking.blogspot.comFour stalwart Calypsonians and one local band are among the 2012 Calypso Hall of Fame inductees who are scheduled to receive their award on Wednesday evening.The Calypso Hall of Fame was organized with a view to honor persons who have made significant contributions to the structure of the art form on the island. There are three categories of awards which are; Hall of Fame Inductee, Hall of Fame Recognition Award and Honorary mention.The awardees have been selected based on the following criterion;(1) Longevity/Consistency(2) Achievement(s)(a) Calypso Monarchy(b) Road March Titles(c) National and Regional Kaiso/Soca Crowns, awards and recognition.(d) Junior Kaiso Titles(e) Kaiso Industries(f) Academic and Cultural accomplishment(s)(g) Business and Commerce with relations to Kaiso or Soca.(h) Teaching of the Kaiso art form(i) Promotion of the art form of Kaiso(j) Support to the art form(3) Overall impact on Humanity(a) How recognizable is the candidate(s)(b) Song(s) of the ages, especially if materials are written, composed,arranged, produced and performed by the individual calypsonian.(c) Dedication to the arts and integrity in the practice of Kaiso.d) Has the individual impacted or changed the art form (positively) inany way(e) New creations or standards set (cite examples)The Swinging Stars band, Clive “Hurricane” Jean-Jacques, Vaughn “King Shakey” James, Pat “Musician” Aaron and Gregg “Breaker” Bannis are the Hall of Fame Inductees.The candidates who were confirmed to receive the Hall of Fame Recognition Award are Urban Harrigan, who will awarded posthumously, Bernard “Rabbit” Alexander and reigning monarch Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier.While the candidates for Honorary Mention are June “Sandy” Norde, Juliana “Jah Lee” Alfred, Myrtle “Yakima” Massicott, Edna “Lady Edna” Laronde, and Tarina “Tarina” Simon.A Hall of Fame Concert has also been organized and will take place on Saturday February 11th at the Harlem Plaza.The concert will feature the Swinging Stars Band, the other inductees/awardees, local Calypsonians and Makisha “Queen Makisha” Gordon reigning Calypso Monarch in the British Virgin Islands.Tickets cost $20.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door and the proceeds will go towards defraying the cost of hosting the event.The 2012 Hall of Fame adjudicators were, Ossie Lewis, Alvin Knight, Edgar Hunter, Daryl Bobb and Alex Bruno – Coordinator. The first Dominica Calypso “Kaiso” Hall of Fame Ceremony was held in 2008 and the next Dominica Calypso “Kaiso” Hall of Fame & Concert will be held in 2016.Dominica Vibes News Share 43 Views no discussions Sharing is caring!
Dover, IN—The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department reports that on Saturday, Oxford Pike was closed for a short time due to an accident where a vehicle collided with a tree and caused entrapment of an occupant in the vehicle. All occupants were able to be freed from the vehicle.Brookville Fire Department, Rescue 24, Franklin County EMS, and the Brookville Police Department also responding to the accident.
RelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Real Madrid tightened their grip at the top of the La Liga table after a 1-0 victory over Spanish capital rivals Atletico. Karim Benzema netted for the first time in a Madrid derby at the Bernabeu in what was to be the only goal of the contest. Real extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 21 games and moved six points clear of Barcelona ahead of their clash with Levante on Sunday. The two sides last met in the Spanish Super Cup final when Real needed penalties to claim the title after a 0-0 stalemate. This time, the visiting squad had the best of the chances in a goalless first half, but it was the hosts that almost seized an early lead after ten minutes. Toni Kroos collected the ball from Dani Carvajal after stepping forward to take a corner and played a low pass to Sergio Ramos, whose effort just clipped the far post. Six minutes later, Kroos seized upon another opportunity when picking up a loose ball and producing a long-range strike, but again the shot flew high of the target. The visitors quickly responded with their own half-chance courtesy of Sime Vrsaljko, who fired a close-range effort that was kept out only by a low save from former Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Atletico continued to push as left-winger Vitolo then set up Angel Correa, but his attempt bounced off the near post. Alvaro Morata was then brought down by a challenge from Casemiro, but it was Atletico manager Diego Simeone who was shown a yellow card after animated protests at the lack of sanction for both the Brazilian and then Carvajal after a later collision with Felipe. Correa looked free to claim the opener as the first half wound to a close, but his shot landed wide of an open goal and the offside flag was raised in any case. Real returned from the break with a renewed energy as Federico Valverde tried his luck from outside the box, firing a shot that snuck past Stefan Savic before being parried by the hands of Jan Oblak. The winner came 11 minutes after the break. Ferland Mendy placed a cross at the feet of Karim Benzema, who provided the finish to nudge Real in front. Vinicius Junior had Real’s best chance of a second goal when he outmanoeuvred Vrsaljko to get to the edge of the box, but his low shot was scooped up by Oblak. Zinedine Zidane’s squad gave themselves spome breathing room at the LaLiga summit, but Atletico remain fifth and have now not tasted league victory over their city rivals in eight attempts.Tags: Atletico MadridKarim BenzemaLa LigaLevanteReal Madrid
But while Bruce was able to critique the game as a spectacle, he was more than satisfied to see the Tigers’ points tally reach 11 after seven games – well beyond even his own highest hopes at the start of the campaign. “It was bang average if we’re being honest,” he said. “It had 0-0 written all over it from the first five minutes and it never got any better. “We have to give ourselves a kicking every now and again because we are disappointed. We’ve played really, really well in the last few weeks and today we haven’t: simple as that. “But we still got something out of the game and you have to be delighted about that. You can’t fault the effort of the commitment and even to get a 0-0 when we haven’t played anywhere near the level we’ve been used to seeing recently is satisfying. “There’ll be times when we play badly and get nothing. We have to remind ourselves we’re a newly-promoted club. “We’re delighted to pick up a point and who knows that could just be the point that makes the difference to us.” Hull were without top-scorer Robbie Brady for the first time this season, with the Republic of Ireland winger recovering from a hernia operation. Bruce’s assessment of the encounter was fair, with neither side seriously threatening to break the deadlock. The midfield areas were relatively open but that did not translate to clearcut chances, with Hull keeper Allan McGregor making the only noteworthy save of the afternoon following Gabriel Agbonlahor’s first-half run and shot. They missed his drive at times, though Ahmed Elmohamady worked hard to try to replicate it on the opposite flank. The Egyptian provided the cross for Hull’s best chance, which fell to striker Danny Graham. He fluffed his connection and has now gone 24 matches – for Swansea, Sunderland and Hull – since his last goal in January. Paul Lambert could not summon much more enthusiasm than his opposite number, but left content that a draw was the right result. He highlighted the amount of time Villa spent on the ball but admitted that was not enough to warrant three points. “I don’t think either team did enough to win it, but from our point of view we had the lion’s share of the ball,” said the Scot. “Someone has told me we had 75% of possession in the first half hour and for an away side in this league that is a vast amount. “I never thought we’d lose it but equally I never really thought we’d win it. I didn’t think either team really deserved (to win) it.” Villa sorely missed their star striker Christian Benteke, who is out with a hip problem. Libor Kozak was a significant step down in quality in the centre-forward’s role and Lambert must now hope Benteke does not come to further grief on international duty. He has been called up by Belgium in spite of missing out here, but Lambert believes they are unlikely to be able to use him. “We’re obliged to let him go and Belgium have to assess him but I trust Christian to be honest,” added Lambert. “He’ll know himself how he’s feeling. At this time I wouldn’t say he was fit.” Hull manager Steve Bruce dismissed the quality of play in his side’s 0-0 draw against Aston Villa as “bang average” but was happy to bank another Barclays Premier League point. Press Association
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLYNigeria’s Super Eagles look forward to another victory when they take on the Red Lions of Luxembourg at the Stade Josy Barthel tonight.A young and vibrant side prevailed over one of Africa’s strongest teams, Mali, at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen, France on Friday, with England –based Kelechi Iheanacho scoring the only goal 13 minutes from time. The team spent longer than the 40 minutes that was earmarked for Sunday’s first training session, shaking off travel fatigue and generally enjoying the atmosphere under a light rain shower.Yesterday morning, defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi arrived the team’s Alvisse Parc Hotel camp in Luxembourg City, bringing the number of players in camp to 21. Midfielder Babatunde Michael, who flew to Morocco after the clash with Mali to be on duty for his club, Raja Casablanca, was being expected in Luxembourg city last night.Former U-17 and U-20 star Ndidi, who helped his Belgian club, KRC Genk to qualify for the UEFA Europa League following a 5-1 defeat of Charleroi on Sunday, could start in midfield alongside stand –captain Ogenyi Onazi and Shehu Abdullahi.Coach Salisu Yusuf and assistants are also likely to start Turkey –based defender Kenneth Omeruo in central defence, and South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi may start in place of Carl Ikeme as the coaches intend to take a look at all the players in camp.Ikeme, Musa Mohammed, Kingsley Madu, Leon Balogun, William Troost Ekong, Shehu Abdullahi, Onazi Ogenyi, Etebo Oghenekaro, Moses Simon, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi started the game against Mali, with Gbenga Arokoyo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Lawal, Aminu Umar and Brown Ideye coming on in the second half.Luxembourg have scored only four goals in their last 10 matches, whilst conceding 20. But Coach Yusuf said his boys would not under –rate the Europeans at the Stade Josy Barthel.“There are no longer small teams in international football. You could get a sucker punch if you under –estimate any team. We will go out there and play to win.”Luxembourg, coached by Luc Holtz, will rely on the fast breaks of winger Daniel Alves da Mota and the potency of Stefano Bensi in attack. Bensi scored 21 goals in the Luxembourg Premier League in the just –ended season. But there is also David Turpel, who netted 26 goals in 32 matches for Fola Esch in the Luxembourg top flight.The Red Lions have won only two of their last 10 matches, beating Macedonia 1-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier in September 2015 and Greece by the same margin in a friendly two months later.Their last match, a friendly against Albania in March this year, ended in a 2-0 defeat for the Lions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAs the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team heads down the final stretch of the WCHA season, it will be looking to find a measure of consistency.While team play has been as up-and-down as it gets, UW sophomore forward Ben Street has been the picture of consistency over the past two months, scoring in six of the Badgers’ last eight series.The added fact that Street has not scored more than once in any series this season says it all about how Street has simply made the most out of his ability in his sophomore season, according to head coach Mike Eaves.”His overall sense of the game and confidence in what he can do, and understanding what kind of player he is and needs to become to be his best — I think he’s settling into that,” Eaves said. “These young guys, they all want to be 50-goal scorers and such, but in the reality, we all have gifts and abilities.””Street’s one of those guys — he’s not a flashy guy, but he can skate,” added senior forward Andrew Joudrey. “He knows the game. He’s smart out there. He’s just getting to the areas.”Street has spent most of this year either at center or on the wing of the third line, but has also seen some time as the second line’s center between senior Ross Carlson and freshman Michael Davies. Regardless of where he’s been playing, Street has become a steady contributor for the Badgers, and currently ranks second on the team with seven goals.The Coquitlam, British Columbia native said his growth plan in the offseason has helped him to stand out as a strong offensive player this season.”I think it’s been a real maturing year for me,” Street said. “I put on lots of muscle and weight, and the start of the season was kind of adjusting to that. Now I feel like I’m starting to find out what kind of player I am, getting more into my comfort zone, I guess.”Joudrey made a comparison of Street to former Badger Joe Pavelski, who last year led Wisconsin in assists (33), points (56), power-play goals (11) and game-winners (6). Joudrey said Street has been successful at putting himself in the right place at the right time and taking advantage of his opportunities, just like Pavelski did at UW.”It’s funny, someone like Joe Pavelski, he couldn’t bench-press 300 pounds, wasn’t the fastest guy, but he found a way to hit the areas and get open for shots,” Joudrey said. “Ben, he’s been doing a good job of that, finding himself open, and when he gets a chance, he’s been putting the puck in the net.”Street has a chance to earn his second-straight season with double-digit goals (he scored 10 his freshman year), and his teammates are hoping to put a lot of pucks in the net this weekend against visiting Alaska-Anchorage (11-14-3, 7-14-1 WCHA). This series could prove crucial to both teams’ hopes of moving up in the standings, and possibly earning the right to an opening round series at home.Though the Badgers (11-15-2, 8-11-1) and Seawolves sit in eighth and ninth place in the WCHA respectively, the conference’s fifth spot lies just three points ahead of UW and five ahead of UAA. With the top five teams hosting WCHA playoff rounds, the Badgers say they’re not giving up on their conference year just yet.”We know what we’re capable of in this room,” Street said. “I’m excited that we’ve got the opportunity. … We’re in a big playoff race — that’s where every player wants to be. Every game’s so big. That’s what’s fun [about it], so I think it’s more exciting for us.”With last weekend’s debacle at Colorado College behind them, the Badgers are determined to come back and turn the tables on the Seawolves, a team that earned a surprise series split in Anchorage Nov. 3-4.”Coach has done a great job with us in the fact that once you come in Monday, you see something about Anchorage up on the board,” Joudrey said. “It’s tough losing both games on the weekend, but having that turnaround right away helps us get our focus changed to the next task ahead.”There’s a slight chance junior Kyle Klubertanz, who did not make the trip to Colorado last week, could participate in the Saturday game against UAA, but Wisconsin is planning at this point to go without their preseason All-American defenseman.”It’s tough. Kyle’s one of the main focuses of our team. It’s tough calling back and forth with [different] partners,” said Jeff Likens, senior defenseman and Klubertanz’ blue line mate. “Hopefully, we can get him back as soon as possible. He’s a great player — we need him out there.”
View Gallery (3 Photos)Every week Herald Sports will analyze the most recent Wisconsin football game and hand out grades for each position group on a scale from zero to five. Let’s take a look at how the Badgers fared in their homecoming game against border-rival Minnesota.Quarterbacks: 3.5 out of 5It was a steady, efficient game for quarterback Scott Tolzien. The senior captain completed 17 of his 23 pass attempts and fired a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jared Abbrederis for the first score of the game. Tolzien threw for a respectable 223 yards and helped the Badgers’ cause by avoiding any turnovers. There were a couple arid throws that were tipped and nearly resulted in interceptions but luckily for UW those balls fell harmlessly to the ground. Tolzien showed off great accuracy on deep throws to Lance Kendricks and David Gilreath and Wisconsin is going to need to see more of those plays to stretch the defense.Running backs – 5 out of 5250 yards and 5 total touchdowns on the ground are deserving of a perfect score. The Badgers went into the game looking to attack the weak Minnesota rush defense and they did exactly that. Freshman tailback James White ran for 119 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also showed off his impressive agility with a juke that wowed everyone at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday and set up a one-yard score. White also made his presence known in pass protection as he picked up a number of blitzes to give Tolzien the time he needed to survey the field. Clay ran for 111 yards and racked up three touchdowns and both he and White averaged over five yards a carry.Tight ends – 4 out of 5Kendricks didn’t have a monster day on the stat sheet – 5 receptions for 75 yards – but the senior tight end continues to make an impact in the running game. When Kendricks leads the way on an outside run, opposing defenders don’t seem to stand a chance as evidenced by two pancake blocks from Kendricks on one play. Kendricks’ 75 receiving yards did lead the team and he continues to be the most reliable target for Tolzien. Jacob Pedersen, who made some nice plays over the past couple weeks, was held without a catch.Wide receivers – 3.5 out of 5Abbrederis finally got the wide receivers started in the touchdown category. The redshirt freshman’s short touchdown grab in the first quarter was the first by a UW wide receiver in 2010. Nick Toon took a step forward with six receptions for 52 yards, but all of his production came on quick, safe passes. The Badger wideouts came into this season with an eagerness to make big plays downfield and so far we are still waiting to see them on gameday,Offensive line – 5 out of 5The highly regarded Wisconsin offensive line finally dominated the way their reputation suggests they should. Against a Gopher defense that loaded the box to stop the run, UW ran the ball at will and opened up plenty of holes for the Badger running backs. Tolzien also got terrific pass protection from the big boys up front throughout as the Gophers failed to register a sack. In fact, Wisconsin only had two plays that resulted in negative yardage on the day.Defensive line – 3.5 out of 5UW’s defensive line put in a solid performance against the Gophers. Junior defensive end J.J. Watt picked up an explosive sack and tallied six total tackles on the day. Minnesota was held to just 96 rushing yards on 32 carries, and that’s a credit to the D-line who kept DeLeon Eskridge under wraps. UM quarterback Adam Weber was able to get free on a couple designed sneaks and the defensive line better adjust to that quickly with the elusive Terrelle Pryor coming to town this week.Linebackers – 4 out of 5Head coach Bret Bielema awarded defensive MVP honors to linebacker Mike Taylor after the game and for good reason. Taylor was unblockable at times and the UM rushing attack suffered dearly. The sophomore had three tackles for loss (a career high) and was constantly disrupting plays in the Gopher backfield. Senior captain Culmer St. Jean did his part as well, recording a team-high 10 tackles. The linebackers were extremely effective against the run but there were some breakdowns in pass coverage that still need to be addressedSecondary – 2.5 out of 5The Badger secondary played without senior captain Jay Valai Saturday and if not for a couple late breakdowns it would have graded out as a stellar performance. Unfortunately, UM wide receiver Da’Jon McKnight victimized UW’s secondary with two highlight-reel catches that resulted in touchdowns. Bryant Allen was also able to find plenty of space on a 60-yard reception, and Eric Lair came down with a 33-yard catch as well. The Badgers know they have to limit big plays to be successful and they didn’t do that Saturday.Specialists – 1 out of 5With the Badgers only up by five after a late second quarter Gopher score, UW quickly marched down the field to set up a last-second 49-yard field goal attempt. A conversion would have been a nice momentum boost heading into halftime but Philip Welch’s attempt was off line as soon as it left his foot. That was Welch’s only attempt and it’s a field goal he has to make when UW squares off against stiffer competition. Punter Brad Nortman had another subpar day with just a 39.5 average.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Syracuse (3-9, 1-7 Atlantic Coast) finished its season on an unceremonious note with a 28-7 loss to Boston College (7-5, 4-4) at Alumni Stadium on Saturday afternoon.And while the Orange won’t play a regular-season game until the start of the 2015 season, here are three final postgame reactions for a season that ended with nine losses in the last 10 games.1. Low claritySyracuse has said in the last few weeks that it is using the end of the season to get a good look at its younger core.A focal point of that approach has been its three young quarterbacks, including freshman AJ Long and sophomores Austin Wilson and Mitch Kimble. But against the Eagles, Long was the only one to play meaningful snaps.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith SU’s desired offensive line in front of him, Long threw just six times in the first half and completed one pass. His next attempt came on the second play of the second half and was thrown right into the arms of Boston College linebacker Mike Strizak.By that point, it was clear that Syracuse’s last real look at its young quarterbacks before the spring wouldn’t be much of a look at all.2. Sticking to their gunsA Syracuse.com article on Thursday recognized that senior offensive guard Jesse Wolf-Gould hadn’t taken a snap in his college career entering Saturday’s game.By the third quarter, the Twitter world starting lobbying for playing time — if only a snap — for Wolf-Gould. A snap never came, and Wolf-Gould finished his career without every touching the field in an actual game.The Orange trailed by at least two touchdowns for the entire fourth quarter.3. Insult to injuryThere isn’t much to say here except that Tyler Rouse — a Baldwinsville, New York native that Syracuse passed up on — took a fourth-quarter handoff 42 yards for a touchdown and 28-7 Boston College lead.The Orange’s running backs haven’t ran for a touchdown since SU opened its season against Villanova on Aug. 29. One of those came on the first score of Syracuse’s season, a 65-yard touchdown run from Prince-Tyson Gulley.The last score in an SU game this season fittingly came from a player that grew up playing in its own backyard, and reportedly told he was too small to play for the Orange. Comments Published on November 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
“Turnover Wednesday” was all about the status quo for USC’s quarterbacks.With all eyes on redshirt sophomore Aaron Corp and true freshman Matt Barkley, both signal-callers played it safe. Neither one threw an interception, always a point of emphasis during the midweek practices.Fleet-footed · Aaron Corp, known for his ability to move out of the pocket, is not fully recovered yet. – Mike Lee | Daily TrojanBarkley took all of the first team reps, but the coaching staff tested Corp to see how his cracked left fibula was progressing.“I didn’t see much of a change, but he didn’t have a fallout from yesterday,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “The fact that he’s back out here again today is progress.”Carroll said Corp’s mobility had not fully returned since the injury, citing one play during practice when Corp struggled to take off downfield.“That was a situation where we would have loved to see him get out there and weave through the secondary a little bit,” he said. “But it’s clear that he’s under recovery and getting close.”Corp’s mobility has been a point of emphasis throughout the spring and into the fall. As one of the best scramblers during Carroll’s time with USC, Corp has given USC’s offense a new dimension by improvising on broken plays.Re-establishing that aspect of his game is a step Carroll is eager to see.“We want to see that he’s confident and can run and escape and all that — he’s never played when he wasn’t like that,” Carroll said. “I’m reluctant to think that he’d be comfortable if he can’t run like he always has, so I don’t want to put him in a bad situation.”Both Corp and Barkley struggled at times with the timing of their throws, but redshirt junior receiver Damian Williams said the defense held a distinct advantage because “they know all our plays.”“It may look like the reads aren’t quite right,” Williams said. “But that’s due to planning and playing these guys for years now.“uThe strongside defensive end position will be one of the spots the USC coaching staff will be following closely during Saturday’s scrimmage.Redshirt freshmen Wes Horton and Nick Perry, and sophomore Malik Jackson are all vying to earn the starting nod at the position.Sophomore Armond Armstead was expected to open the season as a starter but suffered a break in his left foot, sidelining him for six weeks.Jackson moved over from the weakside position and could provide an additional pass-rushing boost opposite junior Everson Griffen.“He does very well at Everson’s spot as well, but he’s got something about him where he’s kind of slippery when rushing the passer, so we don’t want to miss the opportunity to have them both on the field at the same time,” Carroll said of Jackson.