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Aces Make First Trip To Rupp Arena in NovemberFor the second time, the University of Evansville men’s basketball program will be featured on the SEC Network when the Purple Aces face the University of Kentucky on Tuesday, November 12.UE makes its first trip to Rupp Arena to take on the Wildcats in what will be a 7 p.m. ET tip. The SEC Network will have live coverage of the contest. It is the second appearance on the network for the Aces. Evansville was featured on the network in 2015 when the team took on Arkansas in Fayetteville.“This is an excellent opportunity for our program in every way possible,” Aces head coach Walter McCarty said. “To have the chance to play against a program like Kentucky and be featured on the SEC Network are both things that will increase the visibility of our program and help us to continue moving in the right direction.”The Aces have officially started practicing for the 2019-20 campaign. UE faces USI in an exhibition contest on October 28 before opening the home schedule on November 9 versus Ball State in a 6 p.m. game.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Residents will gather to set the municipal budget and review election results at Wednesday evening’s town meeting.A moderator will be elected at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, with polls to open at the Town Office at that time. Polls will run until 6 p.m., with the remainder of the warrant addressed by Carrabassett Valley residents at 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Center.Two, three-year terms on the Board of Selectmen are up for reelection this year, with incumbent selectmen Lloyd Cuttler and Robert Luce running unopposed. On the School Committee, incumbent members Jennifer McCormack and Stephen Arner are running unopposed for three-year terms. Deirdre Frey is running for a one-year seat on that committee. There are two Sanitary District Trustee seats up for reelection as well, with incumbents Carl Demshar and Neal Trask running for those positions.According to Town Manager Dave Cota’s report in the town report, the 2019 town budget is proposed at $2.65 million, representing a $77,000 or 3 percent increase as compared to the previous fiscal year. Increased revenue is expected to cover that increase, however, resulting in a Net Municipal Budget of $2.11 million; down $6,482 from the previous fiscal year. Those figures include the school budget for the town’s tuitioned students, as well as a projected increase in the town’s portion of Franklin County’s taxes due to reductions in Jay’s state valuation and increases in Carrabasett Valley’s own numbers. Cota noted in his report that an increase in the property tax rate is not anticipated, which would mark the third year in a row that it’s held steady at .0065 per thousand dollars of valuation.Included in the warrant is $80,000 out of the town’s Unappropriated Surplus to construct a storage building to house recreational equipment at the Town Park Pavilion; and $35,000 out of the surplus for improvements to the Information Center, including the installation of a well, septic system, additional parking and other minor improvements. The Unappropriated Surplus contained $1.52 million at the end of fiscal year 2018.Increases include $16,000 for salary increases and more hours for the Treasurer, and a $33,000 increase in the Transfer Station budget to complete siding work and rebuild retaining wall fencing at that site’s main building. Funds have also been budgeted to look into the construction of amenities for demo disposal and to eventually purchase a used backhoe. One reduction is a roughly $10,000 decrease in the Road Accounts article, due to lower-than-anticipated plowing bids.The final article of the town meeting warrant is a resolution, asking the County Commissioners to reconsider recent cuts to social service and economic development agencies. The article indicates that those programs have been funded at the county level for 35 years and recent cuts have completely defunded six of those nonprofits, with three others reduced.“Now Therefore, the Town of Carrabassett Valley requests that Franklin County reverse its policy of not funding these programs, restore funding to these organizations and continue the regional approach for these services,” the resolution concludes.
One thing I’ve learned from several years of skiing at Breckenwolf every Wednesday night with a bunch of middle aged dudes who may or may not be taking nips of whiskey between runs, is that it’s really hard to wrestle with skis on. It’s awkward, like you have these giant feet that get in the way of your otherwise normal sized body. Mountain top wrestling is a key component to Whiskey Wednesday, as is the end of the night, anything goes “Chinese Downhill Race” (copyright Hot Dog…The Movie, 1984). It’s typically an every-man-for-himself affair, where the entire group races to the bottom, skiing as fast as they can while also trying to knock each other down. Like roller derby, but on skis, and with whiskey.This week, we changed up the format by adding a “mixed doubles” approach, where teams of two raced down the mountain taking different routes. One team member takes the center line, the other takes the far right and the team with the highest placed combined finish takes gold. After five years of racing the exact same way week after week, this new format proved to be just the thing to spice up Whisky Wednesday. I can see why bored married couples start swinging.There was still plenty of carnage and high-speed hijinks, but you now had a partner dynamic to consider. Sadly, while my partner did quite well and finished second overall, I ate shit half way down the mountain. It was a spectacular crash. I was in a full tuck on the straight of way, going roughly 78 miles per hour, and hit a patch of sticky snow. It was like Velcro. My skis began to wobble and I couldn’t hold it together. You know that clip of Lindsey Vonn rag-dolling at the Olympics a few years ago, where she slid half way down the mountain on her back? It was just like that. The crash was Olympic in its awesomeness. I have road rash on my back from sliding across the ice, er, “packed powder.”My individual input into the race may have been lacking, but the mixed doubles format was money. So, we carried it throughout the night, playing doubles ping pong, and singing Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton duets in the car. Kidding. Or am I?Oh, and one of the Whiskey Wednesday members wore a speed racing suit. Not on the mountain to ski, but in the bar for ping pong. Because Whiskey Wednesday.
By Gonzalo Silva Infante/Diálogo April 24, 2018 In mid-March, the Peruvian Navy initiated the first of its 40 social assistance campaigns planned for 2018. The annual humanitarian program, carried out with Navy riverine vessels known as Itinerant Social Action Platforms (PIAS, in Spanish), began March 19th. For the first humanitarian campaign, five PIAS set off for rivers of the Peruvian jungle and the shores of Lake Titicaca to serve more than 200 communities and more than 70,000 people. River hospital crafts BAP Morona, BAP Corrientes, and BAP Curaray joined the effort. In 2018, the ships will provide medical assistance, health programs, nutrition, education, security, and environmental protection, as well as other services to more than 250,000 people in hard-to-reach rural communities in the Amazon jungle and Lake Titicaca. The goal is to promote development and inclusion in remote regions of Peru. “This activity combines three fundamental pillars of the Navy’s work,” said Admiral Gonzalo Ríos Polastri, general commander of the Navy. “[That includes] protection and social inclusion, contributing to development, and security in the broadest sense of the word.” Vital services PIAS cruise Lake Titicaca and rivers of the Amazon like floating hospitals and are equipped with gynecology clinics, labs, operating rooms, dental offices, imaging centers, and pharmacies. Each PIAS has a crew of 20 Navy troops—including doctors, health specialists, and service members—and 20 officials from various participating state organizations such as the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations, the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status, and Comprehensive Health Insurance. The platforms provide preventive medicine courses and informational workshops on the prevention of drugs and domestic violence. The townspeople also benefit from government services and can participate in pension and education programs, as well as receive identity documents. “The civic actions of the Navy units were often the only government presence in riverine communities,” Adm. Ríos said. Despite all services carried out in the PIAS, obstetrics remain among the most valued. April 12th marked the first birth of the year aboard one of the Navy ships. Doctors on the PIAS Río Napo, which traveled along a tributary of the Napo River, in the Amazon, treated surgically and cared for the mother, a member of an indigenous community. The newborn received a complete medical exam, immunizations, and other necessary services. In 2017, eight babies were born aboard the PIAS. In addition to its medical and social support, the Navy carries out fundamental work for the development of the institution. Assistance campaigns aboard the PIAS also serve as training for participating service members. “It allows us to work on fostering a national identity. Of course, it’s a given that the campaign enhances the institution’s image. It gives us a presence in remote zones,” Commander Christian Salas Ormeño, chief of the division of Contribution to Development and Disaster Risk Management of the Navy General Staff, told Diálogo. “It also allows us to have personnel and ships enlisted and trained, to watch our borders, monitor our rivers, and develop within a naval and institutional framework. It positions us and gives us more management capacity with the government.” Major project The Navy’s humanitarian experience in the Peruvian Amazon dates back to the 19th century, when the first ships arrived to support rural populations. During the 1970s, the Navy incorporated the first hospital-ship units specialized in medical and dental care. “We realized that we were not changing the reality of these towns,” Cmdr. Salas said. “We then saw that we had to work out a proposal on another level that could really help.” In 2012, the Peruvian Navy’s Amazon Region and Fifth Naval Zone General Operations Command, based in Iquitos, developed a strategic concept of sustainable social action to respond to the needs of rural populations—the itinerant platform was born. The first PIAS campaign took place in 2013 in the Napo River basin. The PIAS Río Yavarí, in the process of being built, will join the five PIAS in service (Río Putumayo I, Río Putumayo II, Río Morona, Río Napo, and Lago Titicaca). The Navy announced the production of six additional PIAS to shore up the humanitarian assistance program. “The idea is for 10 to always be in operation,” Cmdr. Salas said. “We expect to have two in reserve so that 10 are always in operation.” Since 2013, the PIAS carried out 64 social action campaigns and brought assistance to more than 530,000 people. Including goals for 2018, the total number of campaigns will reach 104. “Navy personnel participate in the program with singular pride in serving our Amazon and its inhabitants,” Adm. Ríos concluded. “[And,] because we continue to carry the organized presence of the government, the anticipated completion of the planned platforms will allow us to continue moving forward in the projected coverage of all our rivers.”
It is not a stretch to say that people love to travel. Be it in the US or out, it’s just fun to get away. Unfortunately, the idea of traveling outside the US seems expensive. You either need to be a wealthy entrepreneur or save for several years in order to view a new country’s sights.Well, here’s the cool thing: There are cheap places to travel where the American dollar goes a long way. Here’s a short list of four amazing vacation destinations that won’t break your bank.ArgentinaLet’s start with the dollar value. A single US dollar is worth just over 42 Argentinian pesos. According to an article on Investopia, the cost of living is so low, you can live on $1,000 a month, or $1,500 a month for couples, and be just fine. For vacations, you’ll spend an average of $64 per day, per person. With its waterfalls, green plains, beautiful cultures, and amazing wine, Argentina is one of the best places to go.VietnamThis number might blow your mind, but a single US dollar is worth 23,247 Vietnamese dong. According to Smarter Travel, about $20 a day will pay for food, fun, transportation, and hostel stay. It’s easy to live like a king in Vietnam. From the gorgeous Halong Bay to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is a must for budget-minded vacationers. Not to mention they have the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival, the largest fireworks festival in Asia.Costa RicaHave a buck on you? In Costa Rica, it’s worth 575 Costa Rican colón. Depending on how you budget your money while you’re there, you could spend as little as $32 per day. Obviously, this number represents a barebones vacation, but you get the idea of just how inexpensive it can be. Costa Rica boasts mountains, cloud forests, volcanoes and beaches. Don’t miss out on this amazing destination.The Dominican RepublicOne US dollar is equal to 51 Dominican pesos. The average daily spending is going to cost you around $122 per person, per day. While this isn’t as amazing a Costa Rica, you’ll still get a lot for your money. The Dominican Republic offers many beaches, perfect for putting up your feet and sipping on a Mai Tai.Now, go plan a cheap and fun vacation. 111SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details
Local authority funds in the UK face a “fire sale” of up to half their £230bn (€314bn) in assets if they are reclassified as retail investors under a European Directive coming into force in 2017.Triggered by the transposition of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), the new rules would do away with MiFID I’s framework allowing asset managers to treat local public authorities automatically as professional clients.Instead, asset managers would be forced to assess whether public authorities, including the administering authorities behind the UK’s 101 local government pension schemes (LGPS), possessed the requisite knowledge to invest in institutional products.In a briefing note sent to funds last week, the UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) warned that the LGPS would be “defaulted to retail client status”, leaving them with a “much reduced pool” of asset managers and consultants with which to work. “Those managers willing to deal with you will offer a restricted range of products, and, due to the extra compliance checks and reporting required for retail clients, those products could cost more,” the note said.“If, when the Directive comes into force (January 2017) you hold assets in products outside of the scope of those available to retail clients, you may find the manager will eject you from that product, resulting in a ‘fire sale’ of assets.”It added: “First estimates are that up to 50% of LGPS assets may be affected.”The LGA said a “fire sale” could be averted if the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in charge of drafting the regulation, allowed for a transitional period, during which the LGPS could retain its stakes in institutional products.Alternatively, it noted, funds could ‘opt up’ and be classified as professional clients, requiring every local authority fund to demonstrate to each of its external managers it possessed the requisite experience, expertise and knowledge so it was “capable” of making its own investment decisions.It is understood that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), in charge of LGPS regulation, is working to address the matter.A source within DCLG said the department would be doing its “level best” to avoid a divestment of holdings, which it said could see asset sales occur at “entirely the wrong time”.“We really must try to avoid that at all cost,” the source added.The LGA could not say how long an assessment to opt up would take, but warned funds not to be surprised if the process was not complete if a significant number waited until late 2016 to start the classification process.The association said it was in discussions with the FCA on ways to make the transition “smoother” for the LGPS, and was also talking with the Investment Association about the development of a standardised process allowing the funds to achieve professional status.It did not say if the rules would impact plans to create LGPS asset pools but said it was talking with both the DCLG and the Treasury about any potential impact.
Allocations to hedge funds outweighed redemptions in the second quarter of 2017, after six consecutive quarters of net outflows, according to data firm HFR.The firm reported inflows of $6.7bn (€5.8bn) between April and June, offsetting redemptions of $5.5bn.The most popular strategy was global macro, HFR said, with investors adding $5.2bn in the second quarter. In the first half of 2017 global macro funds experienced net inflows of $6bn.Within this sector, systematic and CTA strategies attracted the most attention, with $3.1bn inflows in the second quarter and $7.9bn net new money since January. Event-driven funds – particularly special situations funds – led the redemptions. Special situations funds experienced net withdrawals of $2.2bn, HFR reported.Kenneth Heinz, president of HFR, said: “While the capital-raising environment has improved, it remains challenging with low implied and realised volatility creating a performance-moderating headwind for managers.“Allocation trends reflect the forward-looking nature of investors, focusing on quantitative and trend-following strategies, despite these not being top performing areas, as well as on equity and fixed income beta-reducing exposures.”Heinz added that funds positioned to navigate a low-volatility environment would likely continue to dominate inflows in the second half of the year.Hedge funds’ total assets under management rose to $3.1trn by the end of June, according to HFR.However, figures from rival data firm eVestment painted a different picture for inflows and outflows.Focusing just on the month of June, eVestment reported a net outflow of roughly $7bn across the hedge fund sector.The company also reported a tough month for macro funds, in contrast to HFR’s quarterly data: the sub-sector lost $6.4bn in net outflows.Long/short equity funds led the net inflows, eVestment said, adding $1.6bn in June.Some pension schemes have reduced their hedge fund exposure in recent months, or exited the sector altogether.Most recently, the Dutch sector scheme for doctors, SPH, said it planned to cut all its hedge fund holdings due to high costs and complexity. SPMS, the Dutch scheme for medical consultants, reduced its allocation last year following disappointing performance.However, a survey of more than 1,000 investors by consultancy firm Mercer, published last month, found that allocations to hedge funds grew by 4.6% year-on-year.
Loading… Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistCan You Imagine Quitting A Role Because Of Dislike For W. Smith?10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a longstanding knee problem and said Thursday he would be out of action until after the French Open while his rivals backed the 38-year-old to return as strong as ever. The 20-times Grand Slam winner revealed on his Facebook account that he underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and would miss a string of tournaments including the May 24-June 7 French Open. Roger Federer pictured after beating Rafael Nadal during an exhibition match in Cape Town on February 7 “As a result, I will miss Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open,” he said. Federer, who has amassed 103 career titles, explained that he had intended to avoid surgery if possible but the problem in his right knee refused to go away. He will now target a return for the grass court season and an assault on a ninth Wimbledon title after reaching the final in 2019 where he had two championship points before losing an epic final to Novak Djokovic. “My right knee has been bothering me for a little while,” added the world number three who reached the Roland Garros semi-finals last year. “I hoped it would go away, but after an examination and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday.” “After the surgery the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery. “I can’t wait to be back playing again soon – see you on grass.” Federer, French Open champion back in 2009, will miss Roland Garros for the fourth time in five seasons. His absence from Paris means his great rival Rafael Nadal, the 12-time champion, can draw level with the Swiss on 20 majors. Federer also underwent surgery on his left knee in February 2016 which allowed him just seven tournaments that season. However, that surgery-enforced absence eventually paid dividends with another Australian Open title and then Wimbledon six months later. He has only played one tournament in 2020, making the semi-finals of the Australian Open where he was defeated again by eventual champion Djokovic. – ‘Wise decision’ – His last appearance on a court was an exhibition event in Cape Town earlier this month where his charity match with Nadal was played in front of 50,000 spectators, a world record for a tennis event. This year’s Wimbledon runs from June 29-July 12 with the Tokyo Olympics tennis event following from July 25-August 2. Federer has yet to win a singles gold medal at the Games. He was a silver medallist in London 2012 while, four years earlier in Beijing, he won the doubles title with Swiss teammate Stan Wawrinka. Federer’s decision to skip the French Open was met with understanding by organisers. “We are disappointed not to see Roger again,” tournament director Guy Forget told France Info. “If he had taken this decision, then it was the wisest.” Russian world number five Daniil Medvedev said it was sad to see Federer forced to sit out the US hardcourt and European clay court seasons. “The news shocked me. I didn’t know he was going to have an operation,” said Medvedev who is the top seed at the ongoing Marseille ATP event this week. “It’s a little sad for him in the sense that he misses tournaments when he is still playing well. I’m sure he’s going to come back well at the grass court season. Read Also: Federer undergoes knee surgery, will miss French OpenFellow veteran Gilles Simon, who played Federer for the first time 12 years ago, said the great Swiss will be a serious contender on his return.“The last time it was hard but he still won the Australian Open in his stride after not playing for nine months!” said the 35-year-old Simon.“There’s nothing else to say. We’ll wait and see.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
The 18-year-old resident Meljun Aguirre sustained two stab wounds on the back, police said. Tagged suspects were the certain Kyle, Toto, Mico, Angelo and their three other unidentified companions.According to police investigators, Aguirre was walking when he was mobbed, mauled and stabbed by the suspects around 11:30 p.m. on July 25. Officers of Police Station 10 have yet to arrest the suspects, who fled after the incident./PN BACOLOD City – To the hospital was where a lad landed after he got stabbed in Barangay Handumanan.