Leicester offices: Alliance in Leicester

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German scheme tenders €100m investment-grade bond mandate

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first_imgInterested parties should state performance, gross of fees, until the end of September.The closing date for applications is 9 December.For full information, please go to http://www.ipe-quest.com/search.htm An undisclosed corporate pension fund in Germany has tendered a €100m (€80.4m) US investment-grade corporate bond mandate using IPE-Quest.The mandate calls for the benchmark to be the BofA Merrill Lynch 10+ Year AAA-A US Corporate Index, EUR hedged (Bloomberg Ticker: C910 Index).Fund managers must have an absolute minimum track record of six years – the preferred minimum track record is six years.They should also have at least $1bn in assets under management (AUM) for the mandate itself.last_img read more

Cuba expands services in health tourism

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first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 106 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Cuba expands services in health tourism by: Caribbean Media Corporation – June 6, 2015 Tweet HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – Cuban health officials have announced plans to expand services in the area of health tourism in an effort to compete with similar centres in the region.Director of the Cira Garcia health centre, Joaquin Garcia, says the services will be expanded “not only in terms of space, but also in our attention to capacity.”The Cira Garcia health centre was established in the 1980s to offer health services to the diplomatic corps accredited in Havana. In the 1990s the facility began to assist not only foreign residents here, but also those who came for medical attention in Cuba.In Cuba health care is free of charge for the Cuban people, but the system counts on a group of facilities that charge services to foreigners.The Havana health care centre offers services in all clinical and surgical specialties, along with pediatrics and gynecology.last_img read more

Phenomenal Caribbean Women Symposium rated a tremendous success

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first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share 32 Views   one comment Tweetcenter_img Dr. Valda Henry. Organizer of the third annual Phenomenal Caribbean Women’s Symposium has rated the event as a tremendous success.Last weekend VF Inc in collaboration with the Gender Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Gender Affairs held a women’s symposium last weekend to provide an avenue to celebrate the successes of Caribbean Women by allowing them to tell their stories of success, triumph over adversity, challenges, pain, joy and blessings. The symposium was also organized to inspire women to determine, re-discover and achieve their life’s purpose as well as to demonstrate that achieving one’s life purpose is possible, hence the theme; “What you conceive you can achieve because God has the power to deliver what He promises”.Chief Executive Officer of VF INC Dr Valda Frederica Henry in an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News said most of the 120 participants have given positive reviews on the Symposium by informing her that they felt inspired and refreshed.According to Dr. Henry, she started this Symposium three years ago because she realized that the achievements of Caribbean women were not honoured and celebrated sufficiently.“I just felt that in the Caribbean we don’t honour each other enough and it was just one way of celebrating people’s successes in all spheres of life and at the same time using those stories to inspire us to go along our way.”She explained that she has made contact with most of the participants for an evaluation and assessment of their views on the Symposium.“I follow up with all the participants, I call just to see how they are doing and the impact the symposium had on them. Many of them told me and said that they were moved to tears and they were so happy that they came. At the end of the day I felt relieved and at peace that the symposium had in fact achieved its purpose.”There were six guest speakers at the Symposium; Mrs. Suzanne King of Barbados, Mrs. Ignatia Pascal, FCIB Dominica’s Unsung Hero 2010, Mrs. Nathalie Murphy, Mrs. Ophelia Olivacee-Marie, Dominica’s Lady of Song, Reverend Cherie Booker of Trinidad & Tobago and Ambassador Rosalyn Hazelle of St. Kitts & Nevis who all gave their personal life experiences and how they were able to achieve success, peace and happiness in their lives.Dr. Henry noted that the guest speakers were able to open up and discuss personal aspects of their lives which in turn allowed the participants to learn from these experiences and share their own stories.Dr. Henry said further that the Symposium is a safe place for women where they can let down their guard and speak openly about personal matters which they are faced with or have overcame.“Persons opened up; they shared things that are personal, things that they have told no one but somehow they feel safe and free. One lady stood up and shared something that she had never spoken about before and that’s one of the things I find with the Symposium; somehow it puts people in a zone where they feel safe that they can just open and make themselves truly vulnerable. Another person stood up and spoke to us and I had to take a sit when she said that to be honest.”She noted that the participants are cautioned to keep personal information which was shared at the Symposium confidential and protect each other.“I say to the participants; things you hear here don’t go back and make a story out of it because the only reason why the people have opened up is because they feel safe among you, they feel that you have their backs covered so let us just keep those backs protected by keeping within what it is we have heard.”Dr. Henry realizes now however that the Symposium has the potential to “grow into something much bigger that can lead into providing a support network for women who are going through difficult times”. Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Phenomenal Caribbean Women Symposium rated a tremendous success by: – February 3, 2012last_img read more

Bulldog Conner Shuck No-Hits Lions!

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first_imgAnother good win for the Bulldogs tonight. Dogs have 7 hits on a slower start at the plate, but they busted it open in the bottom of the 5th adding 8 runs.Great first start for Junior Connor Schuck as he walks 1, strikes-out 5, and adds another no hitter to the dogs record this year.Great defense played by 3rd baseman Zach Britton, SS Wyatt Schebler and 2nd Baseman Wes McKinney – keeping the no hitter alive.Bulldogs vs. Rushville Baseball (4-14)Dogs have back to back no hitters and have held opponents to zero runs so far this season.Batesville Bulldogs record 2-0.Submitted by Batesville Coach Alex Davis.Next Game: April 15th at Rushvillelast_img read more

Bulldogs Battle Bengals In Middle School Hoops

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first_imgThe 7th Grade Batesville Boys Basketball team lost to Greendale Thursday night by a score of 40 to 20.Leading in scoring for Batesville was Lyle Oesterling with 6, followed by Willy Sherwood with 4, and Grant Peters, Cole Pride, and Bryson Bonelli with 3 each.  Rounding out the scoring was Max Baumer who added one.The 7th grade Dogs will be back in action Tuesday night at St. Louis. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.The 8th Grade Bulldogs fell to a good Greendale team 52-38.The Dogs showed a lot of grit and played an excellent 2nd half, but were unable to overcome an early deficit. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Cole Werner with 11 followed by Ean Loichinger and Eli Pierson with 9 and 8 respectively. Ian Powers and Travis Lecher added 4. Zach Wade was a monster on the boards and rounded out the scoring with 2 free throws. In a stat correction from Tuesday’s game Brady Westerfeld also had 2 points.The Bulldogs will be back in action against cross town rivals, St. Louis, Tuesday night at St. Louis beginning at 6. Come support your BMS Bulldogs. Go Dogs!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clint Pride.last_img read more

Newcastle eye Eberechi Eze

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first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak Townsend: Eze’s an incredible talent Eberechi Eze to add spark to Crystal Palace Jamie Reuben already is launching Newcastle United’s transfer plans ahead of the club’s takeover.The Daily Mail claimed the potential new board member appears to be eyeing a move for Eberechi Eze of QPR even though the takeover remains in doubt, which could be a hint to those concerned that it is only a matter of time. The Toon are the latest in a string of clubs who have shown interest in the England Under 21 international after what has been an impressive season for the midfielder in the Championship.The influence of Reuben has now been talked up, thanks to his role as a director at QPR, a role that he will have to vacate should he take a spot on the board at St James Park.The reformed board is to be led by the governor of Saudi’s Public Investment Fund Yasir Al-Rumayyan, and that Reuben’s position at QPR gives the club a fine chance of signing Eze.Tags: Eberechi EzeJamie ReubenNewcastle UnitedQPRlast_img read more

O’Neill to name Euro squad tomorrow

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first_imgMichael O’Neill and his players were photographed boarding their plane at George Best Belfast City Airport.They’ll next take on Slovakia in a friendly on Saturday.Cross channel and England manager Roy Hodgson is also due to name his squad for the Euros. Daniel Sturridge is training today despite fears the Liverpool forward would miss out through injury. We’ll get an update on any injuries from the squad early this evening when management hold a briefing after their session at Turners Cross.James McCarthy may sit out tomorrow’s game with Belarus Cork but is still expected to travel to the Euro’s.Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s European summer adventure is underway – the squad’s left for their pre-Euro 2016 training camp in Austria.last_img read more

Hang On to that Sense of Community

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first_imgPeople who have unfortunately contracted the virus and are isolated in recovery need members of the community to reach out to them and offer moral and material support—from something as simple as a phone call to arranging with other community members to provide any assistance they may need. Although here in America some are resisting mask-wearing, one of the more difficult impacts of the COVID-19 preventative measures is the effect that social distancing is having on the traditional community. It’s this proximity and the personal interaction it offers, that helps to build communities and through which specific community behavioral patterns emerge and prevail. But as there is no stark evidence, at least not in the USA, that the spread of the coronavirus is abating, there’s little possibility of the community returning to the normal personal crowded interactions that existed before the pandemic broke. The world has drastically changed since it became embroiled in the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A variety of measures have been introduced and implemented in almost every country to protect citizens from the persistent spread of the virus. At the core of these measures is social distancing—the need to keep people safe distances from each other, to mitigate against the spread of the virus. Ironically, social or community distancing has created situations in which members of the community need more community support than ever.  Unfortunately, the necessity for physical distancing is threatening the core of what had come to be accepted as the community. Traditional community groupings like church, the workplace, and schools are important not only as places to worship, earn an income, and be educated, but also present places where people can build friendships, partnerships, share and develop concepts, offer support for each other. There are individuals and families who have experienced job loss, or reduced income, and cannot adequately afford food, child care, or even shelter. These unfortunate circumstances are opportunities for members of the community to plan and assist in providing food, child care and shelter to the less fortunate, even with social distancing being necessary.center_img “We are all in this together” isn’t just a slogan. It’s a real description of the new community experience. The need for continued social or community distancing makes it necessary for the community to interact in other ways. For example, people are fulfilling academic pursuits, meeting job requirements, and worshiping virtually on myriad platforms on the internet and through teleconferencing. It’s hard to imagine what the community would be like if the pandemic had broken out prior to the advent of the internet and related communication devices like the smartphone. What the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic are showing is that communities can exist, can still be strong, even with people forced to keep several feet from each other. The pandemic has created unusual and urgent needs in the community which must not be ignored. Social distancing does not preclude members of the community from finding less-personal ways to reach out to and support each other.  According to a psychiatrist appearing recently on a nationalized television program, one of the more serious effects of restricting people to stay at home, is to deprive them of the needed relief and support they get from interacting in-person with other members of the community. This deprivation for some people is similar to the Christmas season phenomenon when most of the community share in joyful community activities, and others grow increasingly lonely, depressed, and sometimes suicidal.   It’s against human nature and societal norms for people to live apart from each other, and not interact in crowded situations. People throughout history have been clustered close to each other. Schools, churches, offices, factories, shops, shopping malls, sports arenas, places of entertainments, parks, gyms, city streets, modes of public transportation, airports, train stations, and so on, all have one common element—lots of people in extremely close proximity to each other.  It’s important for the community to not allow itself to become crippled by the pandemic. The community must use the modern tools now at its disposal to thrive, interact and develop. We cannot allow COVID-19 to damage the sense and spirit of community, even with the unique challenges it has presented.last_img read more

2017 Best FIFA Football Awards: Ronaldo Wins Best Male Player

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first_imgOther Award Recipients:Fairplay Award – Francis KoneBest Goalkeeper – Gianlugi BuffonFIFPRO XIGoalkeeper – Gianlugi BuffonDefenders – Daniel Alves, Leonardo Bonucci,  Sergio Ramos and MarceloMidfielders – Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Andres IniestaForwards – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and NeymarRelatedBest FIFA Football Awards 2019: Messi, Rapinoe Win Best Player of The YearSeptember 23, 2019In “FIFA”Bronze, Rapinoe, van Dijk, Messi, Ronaldo, Named As FIFA Best Awards FinalistsSeptember 2, 2019In “FIFA”Lionel Messi Valueless in the Eyes of ArgentinaDecember 5, 2018In “Europe” Cristiano Ronaldo has won the world’s best male player award at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards in London.The 32-year old forward took 43.16% of the votes ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (19.25%) and Paris St-Germain’s Neymar (6.97%).The award was Ronaldo’s reward for leading his Real Madrid team to a Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17.Lieke Martens of Barcelona and the Netherlands won best female player while Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane and Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman were named the best men’s coach and the best female coach respectively.Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2017 for his ‘scorpion kick’ against Crystal Palace during an English Premier League (EPL) game in January.Scottish champions Celtic won the fan award after they honoured the club’s 1967 ‘Lisbon Lions’ with a stunning 360-degree card display during the 50th anniversary of their historic European Cup win.last_img read more