German pension fund tenders senior secured-loans mandate

first_imgAn undisclosed pension fund based in Germany has tendered a €50m European senior secured-loans mandate using IPE Quest.According to search QN-2221, at least 90% of the portfolio must be senior secured.The client is seeking active managers, benchmarking performance against the euro-hedged CS WELLI.Applicants should have at least €500m in assets under management (AUM) for the asset class and €3bn in AUM as a company. They should also have a track record of at least three years, and preferably five.Interested parties should state performance, gross of fees, until the end of August.The deadline for applications is 3 October.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information direct from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img

Wilwood Engineering shares wealth in five IMCA divisions

first_imgCAMARILLO, Calif. (March 16) – Wilwood Engineering shares the wealth again this season to top five finishers in as many IMCA divisions.National champions in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod divisions all receive front brake rotors.The IMCA Late Model national champion gets a set of front and rear wide five hubs.Second through fifth place finishers in all five divisions receive $100 product certificates from the Camarillo, Calif., designer and manufacturer of high performance disk brake systems. Awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in November or mailed the following week from the home office. Wilwood starts its fourth year as an IMCA sponsor. More information about Wilwood products is available by calling 805 388-1188 and at the www.wilwood.com website.“Going fast is the name of the game in racing, but no one is better at the critical element of slowing down than Wilwood Engineering,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Making slower faster is their specialty and IMCA drivers will benefit from using quality Wilwood braking products.”last_img read more

Jet Racing continues title sponsorship of IMCA’s Central Region for Modifieds

first_img“Our Modified regional title sponsors haven’t changed in many years and the Jet brand has become synonymous with the Central Region and rightfully so,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “Johnny the Jet’s legacy through both his historical racing career and successful racing business is remarkable and something we’re proud to continue.” BEATRICE, Neb. – Drivers in IMCA’s Central Region for Modifieds compete under the Jet Racing ban­ner again this season. Jet also builds Northern SportMod, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact chassis and sells a wide range of high perfor­mance parts and automotive accesso­ries. Information about those chassis and parts is available at the www.jetracinginc.com website, by call­ing 888 290-9696 and on Facebook. The champion earns $2,500, with the runner-up getting $1,250 and $625 paid for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for each of sixth through 10th places. The Beatrice, Neb., chas­sis builder furnishes a portion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in the region that includes tracks in Arkansas, eastern Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Okla­homa.  Central Region drivers are required to display two Jet Racing decals on their race car to become eligi­ble for point fund shares. Jet is owned by four-time IMCA Modified national champion Johnny Saathoff and begins its 23rd year of IMCA sponsorship. Previously a supporter of IMCA special events competitors and then Stock Car and Hobby Stock regions, Jet became a regional Modified title sponsor in 2012.last_img read more

Terry relaxed about Chelsea future

first_img Press Association “I want to stay. Hopefully my performances are showing that and they can keep me. “I will be happy to get one more year and then see how it goes. I am taking it year by year – I haven’t got much choice.” Terry does not just want to stay at Chelsea, but play, insisting he does not need a rest despite playing nearly every game for the Blues this term. “I don’t want it (a rest),” he said. “I am coming toward the end of my career so it’s important I’m playing as much as I can and stay fit.” Another of Chelsea’s distinguished players of the last decade could depart this summer. Since Thibaut Courtois returned from his three-year loan at Atletico Madrid as number one, there has been speculation Petr Cech will leave Stamford Bridge. And Chelsea could be forced to sell the 32-year-old, signed from Rennes in 2004, in the summer, when he will enter the final 12 months of his current contract. “He is good enough to play for anyone,” Terry added. “He’s been worth 10, 12 points to us every season. I have not spoken to him about it (what Cech will do in the summer). “He still has a lot to give and is fighting for his place, which is great. He’s not just given up and said, ‘The place is yours, Thibaut’. “When he’s come in he’s been brilliant and given the manager food for thought.” Terry praised Cech’s attitude after the goalkeeper again had to watch on from the substitutes’ bench as Courtois starred in the Champions League. Courtois made a number of fine saves to help Chelsea to a 1-1 last-16 first-leg draw at Paris St Germain on Tuesday night. The Belgium goalkeeper has this season claimed the number one jersey Cech has worn with distinction for a decade and appears to be Mourinho’s first-choice, starting at the Parc des Princes despite Cech’s heroics in last week’s Premier League defeat of Everton. Terry said: “I have seen a lot of players throw their toys out of the pram but Petr has been different class for the team, which has been important for the squad. “Credit to him, he’s not even rumbled or sent shockwaves through the dressing room. “The manager stresses the importance of the team coming first and he’s done that, Thibaut too. “They’re both there for the whole squad. They have both been excellent.” Mourinho has described his goalkeeper selection as “easy” as both are among the world’s best. Terry agrees. Mourinho has another big decision on March 1 in the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham at Wembley. Cech played the early rounds, but Courtois came in for the two-legged semi-final with Liverpool. “It’s going to be tough,” Terry said. “Pete has played most of the games but Thibaut played in the last round. But the manager has always stressed that the team comes first.” John Terry is relaxed about his Chelsea future, but now wants to begin contract talks after Eden Hazard’s deal was extended. “No talks have happened yet between myself and the club,” Terry said. “The club know my position. Hopefully I know theirs and it will get done. “I think we both respect the position – there are a lot more important players. “Hazard has just been done and for me, that’s the most important for the club. “Without them even telling me, I know that’s the first priority for them. Hopefully, they will be knocking on the door soon.” Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole were allowed to leave last summer at the end of their contracts, but Terry signed a new deal hours after the season – Jose Mourinho’s first of his second spell as boss – closed. Terry was anxious last term, but will be less so if Chelsea wait over his deal again this season, particularly as Mourinho wants him to stay. He added: “I was maybe a little bit nervous. I was edgy. (But) we have had a good chat. I know their position, they know mine. Chelsea’s policy for players over 30 is to offer one-year contract extensions and Terry is entering the final few months of his present deal. The 34-year-old captain wants to play as much as possible and continue a Chelsea career which began as a teenager and hopes, now Hazard has been given a contract extension until 2021, the club will begin negotiations with him. last_img read more

Hummels denies making United pledge

first_img Press Association Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has denied making any promise to join Manchester United. Hummels tweeted: “To clarify it: this supposed “promise” is simply fictitious … and that’s the friendly formulation.” Hummels, who could cost from £30-40million, has long been linked with United, most recently in the January transfer window. No deal materialised then but rumours have persisted with manager Louis van Gaal a known admirer of the player and thought likely to want to bolster his defensive ranks in the summer. center_img It has been claimed the World Cup-winning Germany centre-back once gave former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson his word he would move to Old Trafford some time in the future. But now, in the light of reports linking the 26-year-old with a summer switch to United, the player has dismissed such suggestions. last_img read more

Book lists finally added to fall schedule of classes

first_imgBecause of a technical glitch that went unnoticed by administrators, book lists were not initially available on the fall 2010 schedule of classes, despite the university’s announcement that lists would be added for all courses.The university announced in February that book lists would be available for all courses in the fall schedule of classes in compliance with a new federal law that goes into effect in July and requires all schools to publish textbook information in their course catalogues. The move, administrators said, was intended to help students monitor their textbook costs as they selected courses for the upcoming semester.But when the schedule of classes went online in early March, the book lists were nowhere to be found.“There was an error generated by having more than one registration term active at one time,” said Ken Servis, dean of academic records and registrar. “We had registration open for summer 2010 and fall 2010, so the system didn’t display the book lists for fall.”Once brought to the attention of administrators, the error was fixed at noon on Monday. Since then, the lists have been accessible via a small textbook icon next to each class on the online schedule of classes. It includes each textbook’s title, ISBN and new and used prices.Though not all students had noticed that the book lists were absent, many are glad to have the chance to view them now.“Now that they’re there, they’re really helpful,” said Samantha Howell, a sophomore majoring in international relations and political science. “I tend to buy all my textbooks online, and the lists make that process a lot easier.”For students, the technical error was fixed just in time: Registration for undergraduates begins at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.“Thankfully, nobody had registered yet, so it doesn’t really make a difference,” Servis said. “It’s the first time we’ve had two terms open for registration, which is why there was a glitch.”Lisa Zhao, the vice chair and textbook campaign coordinator for USC’s California Public Interest Research Group said it is important that the problem was fixed in time for registration.“Students have a right to know what textbooks they’re using and how much they will cost before they register for classes,” she said. “I’ve had to drop classes because the textbooks were so expensive, and the book lists stop that from happening.”Though the technical glitch has been resolved, many classes are still missing their book lists. This year, teachers were required to submit their book lists by Feb. 22, six weeks earlier than the previous deadline, and Servis said many professors missed that deadline.Zhao said she thinks it is important that all professors take the time to determine their book lists early.“The [new] requirements also make sure professors know about the prices of their own textbooks,” she said. “A lot of the time they don’t know how expensive their textbooks are. Hopefully now they’ll be more conscious.”Aside from costs, the textbooks help students decide on classes based on their academic interests.“It definitely helps a lot of people choose which classes they’re going to take,” Zhao said. “Students need to have a good overview of how many books they’re going to read and whether they’re interested in those books. If they’re deciding between two classes, a list of material helps weigh out which to take.”last_img read more

Arsenal 4-1 Liverpool: Gunners go second after blowing Liverpool dreams

first_imgArsenal scored three goals in eight first half minutes, as well as a late cracker from Olivier Giroud to secure a 4-1 win against Liverpool at the Emirates.There were returns for Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil but no place on the bench for Wojciech Szczesny who missed the game through a rib injury, meaning youngster Matt Macey was called on to provide cover for Ospina.Arsenal had the first chance of the game after 30 seconds, Alexis dragging a shot wide, followed not long afterwards by a Cazorla effort which Simon Mignolet got down well to save.There was an even more clear cut chance for Aaron Ramsey in the 5th minute when he found himself clean through – he chose to shoot from close range but his left-footed effort was weak and the follow up was cleared just as Cazorla was about to put the ball into an empty net.It was a bright start from the home side but even as the game settled down a bit from its frantic opening, most of the possession and pressure was with Arsenal. The visitors did grow into things and fluffed a superb chance to open the scoring.But Arsenal were too good in the end. WHAT IT MEANSArsenal boss Arsene Wenger will feel a place in next season’s Champions League is now within his grasp but Liverpool’s hopes are fading as they followed up the 2-1 home defeat by Manchester United by being convincingly outplayed.The win puts Arsenal nine points ahead of Liverpool with seven games left, while manager Brendan Rodgers’ side also trail Manchester United by five points before Saturday’s meeting with Aston Villa at Old Trafford. – Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more

Nelson native Doug Agnew honoured by Milwaukee Admirals

first_imgFormer Nelson native and L.V. Rogers grad Doug Agnew was honoured Friday by the Milwaukee Admirals on his 2,000th game as team trainer and his 25th season with the team.Agnew, who was raised in Nelson and attended Trafalgar and L.V. Rogers High Schools, has been the Athletic Trainer for the Admirals since 1989 when he was assigned to the team as a member of the Vancouver Canucks organization.The ceremony, that included Agnew’s wife Melanie and son Sanden, saw the Selkirk College graduate receive congratulations from Nashville Predators Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton, former Admiral great Tony Hrkac and former Admirals Head Coach and General Manager Phil Wittliff before the AHL contest between Milwaukee and Lake Erie Monsters.last_img

Koke, discarded; Trippier is the big question for the derby

first_imgKoke seems ruled out for the derby against Real Madrid. The midfielder did not train with the rest of his teammates and he did in an annexed field next to one of the red and white team’s recuperators. That means Koke won’t play in the derby, since Simeone hasn’t counted on him during the week. The player has been doing work with the recuperators. He touched the ball, made sprints, but nobody wants to force the captain. Koke reappeared from his injury in the Super Cup match against Barcelona in early January. He left, scored a goal and got injured again. Nobody wants the same thing to happen. The season is very long and Koke has to be in the best possible conditions for future matches.The big question now at eleven is in Trippier. The side was not exercised with the rest of the team and you will have to see the feelings you have in the hours before it. If he didn’t play, Vrsaljko would do it, who did train as one more. Although Trippier will risk whatever it takes to try to dispute the crash. In the session the injured did not participate: Diego Costa, Arias, Giménez, João Félix … Atletico arrives with the righteous to the Bernabéu party. Simeone has 17 players available and Carrasco could enter the list if Atlético closes his assignment throughout the day.If you want to see the Madrid derby live here you can check the available tickets:Real Madrid – Atlético de Madrid (Santiago Bernabéu). 01.02.2020 – 16.00h.last_img read more

Athletes bring Christmas cheer to children’s home

first_imgOlympic 4x400m relay silver medallist Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, former sprint hurdler Trishana McGowan, and former sprinter-turned-bobsledder Carrie Russell were recently present at the Walker’s Place of Safety in Richmond Park, Kingston, to give Christmas gifts to children of the home. These gifts were all donations made by athletes of MVP, Akan and Sprintec Track clubs. A cake was also donated by MVP President Bruce James on behalf of his club. Books were also handed to the children, and organiser McGowan, a former MVP athlete, says that she giving them books is more important than toys because it is a more lasting gesture, as it allows them to develop a joy for learning. A JOY “A lot of the children here do go to school, so it’s needed,” McGowan says. “It’s always a joy just to watch children enjoy gifts. Even as adults, we enjoy gifts for birthdays or even Christmas.” Russell agrees with McGowan about the lasting effect of giving books as gifts. “I’m one of them who believes in education [being a trained teacher herself]. I normally get books. “I’ve been doing this for two years now. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but my mom and dad ensured that every Christmas, I always had something to look forward to, and it’s a good feeling to let these kids look forward to something too. McLaughlin-Whilby says that she and McGowan have been visiting the Walker’s Place of Safety since they were university students in 2010. She says that she just wants to put smiles on the children’s faces. “Last year, when we were speaking to the owner, she said some of them (the children) aren’t visited by their parents or families, so I’m always happy to bring a little joy into their lives” Grace Allen has been managing the home for 30 years and says the gifts are much appreciated. She says they help to make watching over the children easier, as sometimes they can be quite a handful. The home, which was founded in 1972, currently has 35 children ages 3 to 17 enrolled. – R.P.last_img read more