​PenSam hands €2.6bn equities to Amundi, keeps Nordea for rest [updated]

first_imgDenmark’s PenSam has picked Amundi to manage more than half of its €4.8bn global listed equities portfolio, months after the pension fund announced the entire portfolio would be re-weighted and measured against the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) Climate index rather than the original ACWI.Amundi said that under the new mandate from the Danish labour-market pension fund, it will manage over €2.6bn of the fund’s global equities in a separate account, tracking the climate-tilted index while incorporating “client specific customisations”.Claus Jørgensen, PenSam’s CIO, said: “The partnership was a natural fit for PenSam as we see Amundi as a leader within ESG indexing.“The mandate will be key to achieving our key goals of strong returns, integration of climate objectives and low cost,” he added. Asked by IPE about the management of the remaining half of the global equities portfolio, PenSam said this would continue to be handled by Nordea, with the external manager having “more or less” kept its mandate and allocation.PenSam senior portfolio manager Henrik Lorin Rasmussen told IPE that Amundi had taken over the assets from a number of other external managers, but added that it was the pension fund’s policy not to disclose names of firms it had chosen not to use anymore.“We are currently not looking to use other managers than Amundi and Nordea – as we are quite happy with both,” he said, referring to the pension fund’s listed global equities allocation.For its part, Amundi said it was selected for the task based on its expertise in indexing, combined with its “commitment and track record within ESG and climate investing,” adding in the joint announcement that it had been managing tracking strategies and co-developing ESG-focused indices for many years.Fannie Wurtz, head of Amundi ETF, indexing and smart beta, said: “As a pioneer in index managed climate solutions since 2014, Amundi’s size and scale positions us perfectly to deliver best-in-class index management.”The €20bn Danish pension fund announced four months ago that it had switched weightings in its passively-managed listed global equities portfolio to take account of climate factors, by adopting the MSCI climate index for the whole €4.8bn allocation.This article was updated on 8 July to add more information and comment from PenSam on its choice of external managers.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

Mushrooms Kill Fourth California Senior; U.S. Cases on Rise

first_imgHealthLifestyle Mushrooms Kill Fourth California Senior; U.S. Cases on Rise by: – November 28, 2012 23 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Another person has died after a caregiver at their California senior-care facility served them poisonous mushrooms. (ABC NEWS)Another elderly person has died from accidental mushroom poisoning at a California senior care facility, bringing the death toll to four.The latest victim, 92-year-old Dorothy Mary Hart, died at a nursing home, according to The Associated Press. The date of her death has yet to be released.The first two women died the day after a caregiver at their senior-care facility inadvertently served them a meal with poisonous mushrooms picked on the Loomis, Calif., property Nov. 8. The caregiver and three other residents of Gold Age Villa were hospitalized, according to WTEN-TV, the ABC News affiliate in Sacramento.Hart was among those to be hospitalized after the poisoning, but she was released and living in a nursing home.Teresa Olesniewicz, 73, died the morning of Nov. 9 and Barbara Lopes, 86, died that night, according to the county coroner. Frank Warren Blodget, 90, the third victim, died Nov. 17.“It looks like a tragic accident,” Lt. Mark Reed of the Placer County Sheriff’s Department said.Reed told the Sacramento Bee that the caregiver “just didn’t know” the mushrooms were poisonous. It is not clear what kind of mushroom the victims ate, however.Dr. Pierre Gholam, a liver specialist at University Hospitals in Cleveland, said he has seen an uptick in wild mushroom poisonings in his area, too. More than two dozen patients have arrived in the past three years with telltale mushroom poisoning symptoms, he said, including diarrhea followed by kidney and liver failure.Gholam, speaking to ABC News by phone from a meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in Boston earlier this month, said doctors there from across the country report similar increases in mushroom poisoning patients, even in areas not typically known for mushroom poisonings, such as the Midwest.Specialists historically see case clusters in Northern California and in the Northeast.“Clearly, there is something that has changed, in my mind, that has led to more mushroom poisoning cases,” he said. “It looks like a nationwide phenomenon.”The reasons are unclear but Gholam suggested that more people could be picking their own mushrooms in the bad economy to save money.Gholam’s hospital is one of only a few authorized by the federal government to give patients an antidote called silibinin, which blocks the poison from attacking the liver. Fourteen patients have come from up to 150 miles away for the life-saving drug.The poison in these mushrooms is called amatoxin, and it’s colorless and odorless, so people who pick or eat them won’t know until it’s too late, Gholam said. The poison fungi can also come in different sizes and shapes. Cooking or freezing the mushrooms does not deactivate the toxin.Typically, people begin to feel sick within six hours of eating the mushrooms, and come down with severe diarrhea, which causes dehydration and kidney failure, he said. Without the antidote, liver failure can set in after 72 hours, and the needs a liver transplant after 96 hours.“I think at this point, it is absolutely critical to spread the word — especially to folks that picked mushrooms — that the landscape has changed,” Gholam said.ABC Newslast_img read more

Ivy Tech Students To Celebrate Days Of Service

first_imgIvy Tech Community College will celebrate its 3rd annual Ivy Tech Days of Service, which will take place April 24-26 at all campuses statewide.More than 1,000 Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff from every Ivy Tech region will be completing service projects in their local communities.Local participants will work with the Dearborn County Solid Waste and Recycling Center on Tuesday.Volunteers will complete a clean-up project while promoting recycling and environmental awareness, as well as a celebration of Earth Day.Students and faculty at the Madison Campus will participate in the Jefferson County United Way Bowl for Kids’ Sake event on Saturday, April 26. Students have formed their own team to raise funds and awareness and will be on hand to assist as event volunteers.last_img read more

12-foot, 463-pound gator hit by semi-truck on FL highway

first_imgA nearly 500-pound alligator was captured after it was found wandering along a Florida highway earlier this month.The Florida Highway Patrol and Broderick Vaughan, the owner of Vaughan Gators responded to the scene after reports of a massive alligator.Vaughan was able to capture the gigantic reptile safely and said it was one of the largest alligators he’s confined.The alligator had to be euthanized a few days later due to severe injuries received from being hit by a semi-truck, according to the company.last_img read more

Syracuse centers struggle in 18-point loss to No. 14 Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 25, 2016 at 11:20 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman On the heels of a loss to Notre Dame in which Syracuse never led, head coach Quentin Hillsman squatted and averted his sightline away from the scoreboard as he watched his team struggle to make its first basket of the game.Briana Day tried to weave her way through two Louisville defenders with the Orange having been shutout for the opening two and a half minutes. The ball flew out of her hands as the Cardinals defense closed in.On SU’s ensuing possession she clanked a layup off the back of the rim, and the tumultuous start to the game for the Orange’s junior center was punctuated by two missed free throws.“It was just sloppy,” Day said. “I wasn’t playing hard, really.”“…That’s not how you want to start off the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse finally scored on a Cornelia Fondren jumper after nearly four minutes of being shut out, and Briana Day was lifted for her sister Bria two minutes later. Briana Day high-fived her teammates with her head down, and waved off the team manager offering her a water bottle as she tried to piece together another lackluster start for SU.The Orange (14-6, 4-3 Atlantic Coast) faltered early again, falling behind by as many as 29 in the first half, and lost 71-53 to the No. 14 Cardinals (15-5, 7-0) just four days after being blown out by 28 points against the Fighting Irish. Syracuse was stung by poor play from its centers, who totaled only two defensive rebounds and struggled to box out a bulky Louisville team under the basket.Briana Day, SU’s leading rebounder, has secured only 12 rebounds in the Orange’s last three games after corralling 10 boards against Pittsburgh on Jan. 14.“I don’t know what it is,” Day said, “I’m not rebounding.”“…I don’t understand what’s going on.”Hillsman leaned on a rotation of both Day sisters and Julia Chandler at center to solve his team’s scoring and defensive woes. Upon entering the game with 1:49 remaining in the first quarter, Chandler was promptly rung up for a three-second violation as she dished the ball outside the arc to an open Brittney Sykes.The Orange’s centers were a revolving door of missteps early on, and Cardinals guard Myisha Hines-Allen — who led the game with 27 points — consistently made it tough down low for SU’s bigs.Hines-Allen bodied her way past Chandler under the basket for a layup on the first possession of the second quarter, continuing to balloon Louisville’s eventual 34 total points scored in the paint.“I think our transition defense really broke us down,” Fondren said. “…We should’ve just kept on competing.”SU countered with only 18 points in the paint, and was consistently met with pressure down low from the Cardinals center-less starting lineup.Briana Day corralled a pair of offensive rebounds in a stretch of seconds midway through the second quarter, but failed to capitalize on the opportunity as she heaved a layup over the basket entirely and into the hands of the Cardinals’ defense.Syracuse eventually evened out on the offensive end and clawed back to an 11-point deficit, but was met with familiar problems in the paramount minutes of the fourth quarter.On one of the Orange’s final fast break attempts with the game within reach, Sykes looked down the court to a streaking Bria Day. She lobbed a long pass forward that just deflected off Bria Day’s outstretched hand, dinging the Orange for another one of its 19 turnovers.The play provided a sense of finality to the game, one that was always out of reach.Said Hillsman: “I don’t think we were ready to play. We came out flat.” Commentslast_img read more

Reyes HR, 5 RBIs, Indians get 20 hits, rout Cardinals 14-2

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 11:02 IST Reyes HR, 5 RBIs, Indians Get 20 Hits, Rout Cardinals 14-2 Franmil Reyes homered and drove in five runs, Carlos Santana hit a home run and scored four times and the Cleveland Indians routed the St. Louis Cardinals 14-2 Friday night Associated Press Television News center_img FOLLOW US Franmil Reyes homered and drove in five runs, Carlos Santana hit a home run and scored four times and the Cleveland Indians routed the St. Louis Cardinals 14-2 Friday night.A group of approximately 100 protesters arrived outside Busch Stadium’s left field gate during the top of the first inning, chanting, “no justice, no baseball.” The crowd dispersed during the top of the second.Friday was Jackie Robinson Day across the majors. Eleven big league games were postponed this week as teams protested racial injustice in the wake of Jacob Blake, a Black man, being shot by police in Wisconsin last weekend.Tyler Naquin also homered as the Indians got 20 hits, seven for extra bases. Reyes, Roberto Perez and Delino DeShields each for three hits.The Cardinals hadn’t allowed 20 hits in a nine-inning game since 2016. Only one of St. Louis’ six pitchers didn’t give up a hit — rookie infielder Max Schrock, who tossed a perfect ninth.Reyes launched a three-run drive in the first inning and the Indians boosted their lead to 6-0 in the second. Reyes, Francisco Lindor and José Ramírez each scored three runs.Triston McKenzie completed four innings for the Indians in his second career start. He struck out three, walked three and allowed two runs earned) on three hits.Cam Hill (1-0) got the win and Adam Plutko went four innings for his first save.Daniel Ponce de Leon (0-3) managed to record only two outs, allowing four earned runs.Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer in the second inning for the Cardinals, his first career drive against Cleveland in the regular season. Fowler also homered twice against the Indians in the 2016 World Series while with the Cubs.TRAINER’S ROOMIndians: Manager Terry Francona is away from the team as he recovers from surgery to address a blood clotting issue. First base coach Sandy Alomar, Jr. continues to act as manager in Francona’s absence.Cardinals: C Matt Wieters (broken left big toe) has rejoined the team in St. Louis. Wieters will work out at Busch Stadium on Saturday and is not eligible to be removed from the injured list until Aug. 30. RHP Ryan Helsley (COVID-19) is set to throw live batting practice this weekend.UP NEXTIndians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (2-3, 4.50) will start only his second game against the Cardinals — and first at Busch Stadium — in his 11-season career.Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (2-0, 1.98) has been pitching with limitations on his pitch count since the team’s 17-day layoff after a COVID-19 outbreak. He allowed only one baserunner in five innings in his most recent start against Kansas City, earning the win for the first time since opening day.Image credits: AP LIVE TV First Published: 29th August, 2020 11:02 ISTlast_img read more

Florida woman starts petition to make pigs pets

first_imgThis Pembroke Pines couple has started a petition to make pigs pets A Pembroke Pines woman has started a petition to stop the city from enforcing a code violation that would force her to get rid of two miniature pet pigs or face a $250 daily fine.Her petition has gathered over 64,819 signatures towards her goal of 65,000.The city gave Theresa Shaia until April 18 to get rid of her beloved pets, named Beetlejuice and Frankenstein, but she’s now fighting the violation in court. She is hoping to have a hearing in July.The whole thing started when a neighbor claimed the pigs smelled and called in a complaint.The city has a “nuisance” ordinance that states “no farm animals,” and Pembroke Pines law law states that “chickens or other farm animals, and four or more dogs over the age of four months old” are prohibited (section 155.013).Shaia and her partner, Michael Owens, started the Care2 petition to ask the city to change its ordinance to allow for miniature pigs, and to stop enforcing the potential code violation.Shaia says she recently experienced the loss of a close friend, and that losing her pets would just add to the devastation.last_img read more

Yohan Blake confident ahead of Commonwealth Games

first_img2011 World Champion, Yohan Blake, says both he and his world-renowned coach Glen Mills, are anxious to get back to the form that established him as the world’s second fastest man.Blake owns the second fastest times ever run over both the 100m and 200m, surpassed only by recently retired sprint king and compatriot Usain Bolt.   But following a career-threatening hamstring injury in 2012, the 28-year-old, has struggled to get back to his world-beating best.  But now he feels the Commonwealth games offers the avenue for a good comeback.“I’m looking forward to that night in the final in Australia,” Blake was recently quoted by Digicel Sports Max as saying. “I don’t have a Commonwealth medal. It’s very important for me to have one in my trophy case.’’The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, is set for April 4-15, 2018 at the Carrara Stadium in Carrara, Australia.last_img read more

Whicker: Dave Roberts’ most famous stolen base is part of Red Sox mythology

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Billy Mueller was up next, and he delivered the single off Mariano Rivera that tied it, 4-4, in the bottom of the ninth.The Red Sox still needed more. They got three scoreless relief innings from Alan Embree and Curtis Leskanic, and David Ortiz finally homered off Paul Quantrill in the 12th.Still, the Yankees led the series 3-1 in a sport that had seen nobody wipe out a 3-0 deficit to win.Joe Torre, the Yankees manager, heard the desperate roars when Roberts got the steal and Mueller got the hit.“I had a bad feeling,” he said, years later. “I knew the kind of team we were dealing with. We didn’t beat them when we had a chance.” Rivera carried a 4-2 lead into the eighth in Game 5. Ortiz homered to lead off. Jason Varitek produced a run-scoring fly to tie it. Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield twirled three scoreless innings, and Ortiz’s base hit won it in the 14th.“We had some good information about Rivera by then,” Mueller said. “We’d faced him in so many playoff series, so many times during the regular season. He was still a great pitcher, but we’d had a little success against him.”In fact, Mueller ended his career with a .389 average against Rivera and had launched a game-winning homer off Rivera on July 24 in Yankee Stadium.“I wasn’t surprised Dave stole second base, because there was nobody out,” Mueller said. “Then I was able to somehow get a 27-hopper through the infield.”Not really. Mueller squared to bunt on the first pitch, then saw a cutter that veered onto the outside corner and hit a hard grounder past Rivera and into center field.“Momentum can swing on one play,” Mueller said. “It didn’t matter what had happened the night before, what the score was (Yankees 19, Boston 8 in Game 3). A lot of things had to happen after that, but it gave us something to hold onto.”The Red Sox went to New York and never trailed in 18 innings. They also didn’t lose another playoff game, after they swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.The ’04 Sox had their Cooperstown candidates: Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez, Curt Schilling, Johnny Damon. They also had Roberts, plus Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler. They had rejects like Mark Bellhorn and Pokey Reese in the middle of the infield, and they had Kevin Millar, whose game-winning base hits and uninhibited ways paved his path to the MLB Network studios. Damon called them “the idiots,” with precisely the type of goofy self-assurance one needs to survive the electron microscope of Red Sox Nation.Related Articlescenter_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco BOSTON — Dave Roberts stole 243 bases in 10 major league years. As far as Boston is concerned, he stole one.The Dodgers manager won’t be able to adjust his seat in the interview room this week before someone asks him about 2004, and Game 4 of a hopeless American League Championship Series, and the stolen base that, according to mythology, led to four consecutive victories, four more in the World Series, and the liberation of Paris, also known as the Red Sox’s first world championship since 1918.“Someone mentions it every day,” Roberts said, long before the Dodgers won the NLCS on Saturday night and arranged this Madison Avenue matchup with the Red Sox that begins Tuesday night.But as Roberts would admit, The Steal was not quite as momentous as those delivered by John Havlicek and Larry Bird. It kept the Red Sox from losing Game 4 to New York. It did not win Game 4. It didn’t even tie Game 4. “Some of us weren’t exactly spewing with talent,” said Mueller, who won the 2003 AL batting title, worked in Ned Colletti’s Dodgers front office and was fired as the Cardinals’ hitting coach at midseason.“But when you look at the people that (General Manager) Theo Epstein put together in that room, and you see what they’re doing now, you realize it was pretty high-quality.”No one in the lineup or the rotation was younger than 28 years old. By 2006, the Red Sox had seven different starting hitters and three different starting pitchers, plus a new closer. A World Series victory would be their third since then. But the vagabonds of 2004 will walk together forever.Roberts was with the Dodgers then. He was blindsided by the trade, which brought Henri Stanley to the Dodgers. Stanley never played a major league game. Roberts was unhappy about the trade, but Dodgers teammate Alex Cora told him “to go there and be a hero.”He did, and now Cora is managing in the Red Sox dugout. Baseball is a very small world, and the Red Sox will warmly greet Roberts, once they have everything else locked up. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Estela, the Madrid CFF Police: “We are working in complete madness”

first_imgThe quarantine for Madrid CFF players has one major exception. Your player Estela Fernández Pablos will not be able to carry it out as she has to fulfill her other profession, that of the National Police. The Madrid footballer, who becomes one of the few players in the First Iberdrola who is not justly complying with confinement, confesses to AS that she is working “in complete madness.” The white attacker has been combining football for three years with her career as a National Police, a profession that he shares with his father, who also instilled in him a passion for soccer. “My father has been an example of life and since he was little he took me to watch his games. While he was playing I took my first steps with the ball,” Estela said. Estela, who also has a law degree, relates in statements to AS that her day to day in this health crisis is being a non-stop, interspersing his Police shifts with the physical training they have given him from Madrid CFF to stay in shape as an athlete. The player, who works at the Parla Police Station, also explains to this newspaper the security measures she is taking to protect herself from COVID-19. “I try to follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health: mask, hand hygiene, protect our eyes, wash our clothes well, or shower as soon as the shift is over. We do not know if it will be enough or we will already be contaminated, but we do what we can,” he says. Estela, which adds: “They are complicated days in which many emotions come together but everything happens and the end is getting closer and closer.”It is not the first hole that the midfielder with an offensive profile of the Madrid CFF, team in which he ended up two seasons ago from Rayo Vallecano. Estela has suffered an injury this course that affected her regularity at the beginning of the course. Already recovered, she was pursuing her best level, the one that led her with ten goals to become top scorer for the Madrid team in the previous campaign. “Soccer is medicine for the head and, of course, this would be something else if I could vent myself with a ball. Now I have to settle for my gym attempt and team video calls, “she highlights about how she is carrying her quarantine, in which she has become yet another heroin to fight COVID-19.last_img read more