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Phish Announces Free Webcast Of Friday’s Raleigh Show

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first_imgToday, Phish has announced that they will offer a free webcast for their upcoming performance at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek this Friday, August 10th. With this announcement, the band has ensured that fans following along at home will have access to a Phish webcast for each of their remaining summer shows following after tonight’s Camden finale. Phish’s free Raleigh webcast will be available below beginning Friday, August 10th at 7 p.m. EDT, courtesy of LivePhish:Free Phish Webcast – 8/10/18 – Raleigh, NC[Video: Phish]After finishing out their two-night run in Camden, New Jersey, tonight—Wednesday, August 8th—Phish will return to Merriweather Post Pavillion for a two-night stand on Saturday, August 11th, and Sunday, August 12th. From there, they’ll head to Watkins Glen, New York, for their 11th multi-day festival, Curveball from Friday, August 17th through Sunday, August 19th. Finally, the band will return to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, for their annual Labor Day Weekend run to close out the summer.last_img read more

Norwegian government rules out real assets for domestic sovereign fund

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first_imgThe Norwegian government has ruled out allowing either of its sovereign funds to invest in unlisted infrastructure and ignored calls from the Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN) to broaden its mandate to include real estate.Folketrygdfondet, which manages the NOK198bn (€21.4bn) Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN), saw its calls to diversify the fund’s portfolio ignored by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, which said any diversification benefits stemming from a move into real assets could be achieved “by other, simpler means”.However, the government gave the larger Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) permission to expand its unlisted real estate allocation to 7% of assets, up from 5%.In its annual report to Parliament on the management of both sovereign funds – the GPFN and the substantially larger globally focused counterpart – the Ministry said the domestic infrastructure market was “small and underdeveloped”. “Any investments in infrastructure by the GPFN will most likely result from the sale of such assets by the central or local government,” the report said.“Such a change of ownership will leave the state’s overall risk level unchanged, and usually generate significant transaction costs.”The fund, which returned 7% last year, is currently limited to investing in equity and fixed income. Of its total portfolio, 85% must be invested in Norway, with the remainder able to be invested in neighbouring Scandinavian countries. With respect to the NOK 7.5trn GPFG, the Ministry said it was “uncertain whether unlisted infrastructure improved risk diversification or raised expected returns”, arguing that only 0.5% of the global investable market was currently unlisted infrastructure.Finance minister Siv Jensen said: “A number of important factors indicate that investments in unlisted infrastructure should not be permitted.“Such investments are exposed to high regulatory or political risk. Conflicts with the authorities of other countries regarding the regulation of transport, energy supply and other important public goods will generally be difficult to handle and entail reputational risk for the fund.”She added: “The government considers that a transparent, politically endorsed state fund like the GPFG is less suited to bear this type of risk than other investors. Following an overall assessment, the Ministry is not prepared to permit the GPFG to invest in unlisted infrastructure at this stage.Jensen said it would be useful to gain greater experience with unlisted real estate before considering other unlisted asset classes – likely a reference to the now-rejected infrastructure allocation, or the exposure to private equity long desired by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).The Ministry’s decision to grow the unlisted real estate allocation comes more than a year after the government commissioned a review, led by London Business School’s Elroy Dimson, on the current 5% cap on real estate.Real estate performance will also be benchmarked against a reference portfolio of equities and bonds.This would move the GPFG in line with some other large institutional investors that use a similar ‘opportunity cost model’, including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.“The investments will be evaluated against a broadly composed index that can, in principle, be followed closely at low cost,” the Ministry said in a statement.The new approach should give NBIM more flexibility when it comes to deciding on new real estate investments.But the organisation will need to ensure real estate investments stay below the 7% limit to avoid any forced selling should the GPFG’s listed investments suffer significant falls in their value.The decision to increase the real estate exposure comes at a time when the government awaits a review of the GPFG’s equity allocation, due in October, which could also see an increase in the equity allocation beyond its current 60%.last_img read more

UEFA Set to Introduce a Third Club Competition

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first_imgEurope is set to introduce a third club competition from the 2021-22 season, the head of the association representing Europe’s biggest clubs announced on Tuesday.Before Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to copy the model of UEFA, it was running three continental competitions from 1992 to 2004 before it merged the CAF Cup with the then African Cup Winners’ Cup competition to form the CAF Confederation Cup, the continent’s version of Europa League of UEFA.According to reports from Reuters, European Club Association (ECA) Chairman Andrea Agnelli told his members at a meeting in Split, Croatia that the new event would bring the “overall number of clubs” involved in UEFA club competition to 96, the ECA said on Twitter. “Pending approval of the UEFA executive committee, the ‘green light’ has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of the 2021-22 season,” Agnelli said.Agnelli is also president of Juventus and sits on the UEFA executive committee, occupying one of two seats allocated to club representatives. UEFA was not immediately available for comment.Europe currently has two club competitions — the Champions League, which features 32 teams in the group stage, and the second-tier Europa League, which has 48.Europe used to have a third competition for winners of domestic cup competitions, known as the Cup Winners’ Cup, but it was abolished in 1999. Domestic cup winners now enter the Europa League.The ECA has previously called for more clubs to be involved in European competitions and a “greater certainty of matches” for participating clubs.Agnelli also repeated his call from last year for a drastic overhaul of the international match calendar, which is drawn up by global soccer body FIFA and allocates dates for national team games.“A detailed assessment of the existing International Match Calendar is required prior to presenting a new model post-2024. The current model needs modernising,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

BiH found out future Opponents in the League of Nations

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first_imgThe draw of groups for the new UEFA competition the League of Nations took place yesterday in Lausanne (Switzerland), and this competition should replace friendly matches.Our national team is in the League B, and it will play in the group with Northern Ireland and Austria.League B is consisted of four groups with three teams. The winners of the group will achieve the placement in the League A, while the third-placed teams will move to League C for the upcoming season of UEFA League of Nations, which will be held in the year of 2020.The first matches are scheduled from September 6 to 8, while the second round will be played from September 9 to 11.League A:Group A1: Netherlands, France, Germany.Group A2: Iceland, Switzerland, Belgium.Group A3: Poland, Italy, Portugal.Group A4: Croatia, England, Spain.League B:Group B1: Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia.Group B2: Turkey, Sweden, Russia.Group B3: Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria.Group B4: Denmark, Ireland, Wales.League C:Group C1: Israel, Albania, Scotland.Group C2: Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary.Group C3: Cyprus, Bulgaria, Norway, Slovenia.Group C4: Lithuania, Montenegro, Serbia, Romania.League D:Group D1: Andorra, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Georgia.Group D2: San Marino, Moldova, Luxembourg, Belarus.Group D3: Kosovo, Malta, Farsi Island, Azerbaijan.Group D4: Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Armenia, Macedonia.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

Rheinmetall takes over Denel subsidiary

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first_imgDusseldorf-based Rheinmetall will own 51% of the new company, to be known as Rheinmetall Denel Munition, while South African state-owned defence equipment contractor Denel will hold onto the remaining 49% stake. SAinfo reporter In terms of the agreement, both Rheinmetall and Denel will boost investment in the new company to modernise the business operations and improve its production structures and flows, setting the stage for solid, profitable growth. “In fact, as one of the crucial pillars of the strategy, equity partnerships with major global players will provide the Denel businesses like Munitions with world-class technology and skills, operational improvements, market access and scale to best serve its clients.” Rheinmetall Denel Munition commands special expertise in artillery, mortar and infantry systems as well as plant engineering. “Annual sales of weapons, ammunition and propellants by Rheinmetall amount to approximately US$1-billion (about R7.9-billion); Denel Munitions’ sales equate to roughly a tenth of this figure,” Rheinmetall said. “In future, Rheinmetall and its new South African subsidiary will market their expanded joint product portfolio in their respective key markets,” the company said. The Rheinmettal Group has acquired a majority stake in South Africa’s Denel Munitions, following approval of the takeover by the country’s competition authorities, giving the German defence company access to new and strategically significant markets.center_img The company said the acquisition underscored its position as a premium global supplier of weapons and ammunition for armour, artillery and infantry, as well as a leading maker of propellants. “With this acquisition, which is associated with a long-range supply programme for the South African armed forces, the Rheinmetall Group continues to grow its defence business and enhance its market presence,” Rheinmetall said in a statement last week. 9 September 2008 Whereas the bulk of Rheinmetall Defences’ business is transacted with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) countries, Denel Munitions’ markets include South Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. “This agreement with Rheinmetall ties in with Denel’s turnaround strategy,” Denel executive Lana Kinley said in a statement after the deal was first announced in February. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

SA bank robberies down by 58%

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first_img8 September 2011 Co-ordinated efforts by police and business saw bank robberies drop by a massive 58% over the last year, marking the biggest decline in South Africa’s generally improved crime statics for 2010/11. Releasing the country’s annual crime statistics in Pretoria on Thursday, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said there were just 39 bank robberies in 2010/11 compared to the 93 cases recorded in 2009/10. The minister attributed the success to coordinated efforts between police and businesses. Cash-in-transit heists also declined significantly, by 18.7%, which Mthethwa attributed to the arrest of key criminals involved in bank and cash-in-transit robberies, coupled with the police’s rapid response. Allowing photographs of criminals wanted for these crimes to be published had also led to arrests and contributed to the decrease.ATM bombings up 61.5% However, Mthethwa expressed concern over ATM bombings, which had increased by 61.5%. Most of these blasts took place in Gauteng province, which accounted for 57.1% for ATM bombings, followed by North West province with 12.4%. “Some of these trends are informed by migration and displacement of crime from one province to another, but we are beginning to intensify our operations in some of these hard-hit provinces,” he said. Despite the massive increase in ATM bombings, the minister noted that there were also some successes. “According to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre, this form of crime has started to decline, with a 17% decline in ATM robberies since April 2011 compared with the same period last year.” The crime statistics also indicated a 2.8% increase in commercial crime ratio. The minister noted that commercial crime was not only a South African problem but a global challenge, adding that the police hoped to partner with their international counterparts to improve their methods of tackling such crime locally. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

No new U.S. classic scrapie cases since April 2016

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the January 2017 National Scrapie Eradication Program (NSEP) report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service conveyed that no new positive U.S. classical scrapie cases have been reported in either sheep or goats in fiscal year 2017, which runs Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017. Also, no new infected or source flocks have been identified in fiscal year 2017.In fact, the last case of classical scrapie was reported in April 2016. This is the longest period without a positive case since the beginning of the NSEP.As of Jan. 31, 2017, there were two open infected and source flock statuses for classical scrapie. One flock was designated as a Nor98-like source flock in October 2016 as a result of a sheep sampled in September 2016 that tested positive.RSSS started April 1, 2003. It is a targeted slaughter surveillance program which is designed to identify infected flocks. Samples have been collected from 531,701 animals since April 1, 2003. There have been 480 NVSL confirmed positive animals* (471 classical cases and 9 Nor98-like cases) since the beginning of RSSS. As of January 31, 2017, 11,197 samples have been collected in FY 2017, 9,551 from sheep and 1,646 from goats.The January report is available at www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_diseases/scrapie/downloads/monthly_scrapie_report.pdf.last_img read more

Fernandez enjoys coaching players from other schools in NCAA All-Star

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first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Fernandez was finally able to get one against Robinson, as the Saints team, made up of stars from San Beda, Letran, San Sebastian, Perpetual, and St. Benilde, escaped the late rally from the Heroes crew, comprised of standouts from Lyceum, JRU, EAC, Arellano, and Mapua.The Red Lion mentor  the rare chance to have players like Rey Nambatac, Bong Quinto, and eventual All-Star MVP Prince Eze in his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They’re really good. You know them when you’re facing against them, but once you coach them, you can really see their basketball IQ,” he said.Fernandez was also caught by surprise with how the unheralded players from the Golden Stags and the Blazers worked hard in practice. Coach Boyet Fernandez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda coach Boyet Fernandez isn’t putting too much thought his victory over Topex Robinson when his Saints prevailed over the Heroes, 84-80, in the 2017 NCAA All-Star Game on Friday.“It’s a different situation. Even though Topex is coaching the other team, it’s still an All-Star game and we’re just enjoying today’s game. It’s for the fans and the students of the member schools of the NCAA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I’m surprised of the three San Sebastian players. They can play and they just play. The same goes with St. Benilde. They really enjoyed their time even if they came from different schools,” he said, praising the attitude of San Sebastian’s Ian Valdez, Kevin Baytan, and Alvin Baetiong, as well as St. Benilde’s JJ Domingo, Edward Dixon, and Gerard Castor.With the midseason festivities now done with, Fernandez’ focus is back in the second round as San Beda returns to action against St. Benilde.“We know the second round will come on Tuesday. We’re enjoying this now and tomorrow, we’ll already focus on the second round,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT PBA: Globalport stuns TNT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

MS Dhoni booed at Lord’s, Virat Kohli defends former captain

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first_imgMS Dhoni became the fourth Indian batsman to go past 10,000 ODI runs but there was no standing ovation for the former India captain at Lord’s. Instead, Mahi was booed and his dismissal applauded.Indian supporters at Lord’s were left frustrated with Dhoni’s slow approach to a steep chase of 323 in the second ODI against England.India were already behind the asking rate when Dhoni walked in to bat at the fall of Virat Kohli’s wicket. His approach thereafter was baffling: Dhoni scored 37 off 59 balls and hit only two boundaries.At the end, when Lord’s did reverberate with applause, it was because Dhoni was dismissed by Liam Plunkett in the 47th over of the Indian innings.That was in stark contrast to what Dhoni is used to from the audience by now.When Dhoni walked in to bat at the fall of Kohli’s wicket, India needed 183 runs in 23 overs and the required run rate was just under 8. Ideal! One would think.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSHowever, the picture completely changed in the next 20 overs and eventually India lost by 86 runs while England levelled the three-match ODI series 1-1.In the 20 overs between Dhoni’s arrival and dismissal, India scored just 75 runs and the asking rate completely shot up. MS Dhoni failed to entertain the crowd at Lord’s during the second ODI between India and England. (AP Photo)In the last 15 overs, India could not manage more than 10 runs in any over and the last 10 overs produced just 42 runs.India looked like they had decided they would not be able to win the match and were only playing out the overs.advertisementAlso read – MS Dhoni 4th Indian after Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid to score 10000 ODI runsDhoni came under severe criticism on social media. Most people were completely baffled by his innings, where he scored just 37 runs off 59 deliveries, while some felt he was playing for a personal milestone.I am a massive fan of MS Dhoni but what was that all about ? He is the king of finishes but todays innings baffled me !Matthew hoggard (@Hoggy602) July 14, 2018This is very disappointing , MS DHONI playing this match for his own records.subhash (@subhash_ever) July 14, 2018Eventhough i Am Big Fan Of Ms Dhoni Really Very Disappointed By His Batting Innings Yesterday !!!!Why He Played Very Slow ?? After IPL Form I Expected Lot From Him Yesterday !!!Yesterday Innings Was A shock To His Fans Like me…..KARTHIK ? (@KarthiiOfficial) July 15, 2018#ENGvIND baffling play by India and MS Dhoni. This clearly justifies the end of road for Raina, dhoni in ODI.Bala (@Bmdsuccess) July 14, 2018MS Dhoni is preferred over Karthik because of his past achievements and reputation. This approach will take India to nowhere. #ENGvINDVasu Garg (@IamVasuGarg) July 14, 2018Even the crowd is booing MS Dhoni after every dot #ENGvIND???? (@bharathr002) July 14, 2018Despite all the criticism, captain Kohli came out in support of Dhoni and said as a team, it was their idea to “take the innings deep”.He said that people jump to conclusions and the team is not at all affected by all the criticism.”The idea was to take the innings deep. We don’t want to lose by 160 or 170 runs. You want to take it as deep as you can and he has got the experience, but some days it just doesn’t come off. People just jump to conclusions, which we as a team don’t. We totally believe in him and in the abilities in all the other players.”Kohli said the team was not affected by the criticism of Dhoni. “This thing comes up again and again when he is not able to play the way he does. It is very unfortunate that people just jump to conclusions very quickly. When he does well people call him best finisher ever. And when things don’t go well people pounce on him. We all have bad days in cricket. Today was I think a bad day for everyone, not just for him alone. And just as a batting unit we could not click,” Kohli said.India will play the third and deciding ODI on June 17.last_img read more