Notice is hereby given that at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, the Regional Board of Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Southwest Region will hold its meeting at 3501 N First Ave, Evansville, IN to consider and take action on items presented on the meeting agenda. The meeting is open to the public.The Regional Board of Trustees is permitted under IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) to discuss the subjects listed below. For each subject, a reference to the applicable subdivision of IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) and a description of that subject are included.To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining, initiation of litigation, implementation of security systems, or the purchase or lease of real estate;(2) (B) Initiation of litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing;(2)(D) The purchase or lease of real property by the governing body up to the time a contract or option to purchase or lease is executed by the parties; (5) To receive information about and interview prospective employees;(6)(A) With respect to any individual over whom the governing body has jurisdiction, to receive information concerning the individual’s alleged misconduct;(7) For discussion of records classified as confidential by state or federal statute;(9) To discuss job performance evaluations of individual employees. This subdivision does not apply to a discussion of the salary, compensation, or benefits of employees during a budget process.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
“We are not going to invest on a pro-rata basis relative to the scale of the economic impact.”Murphy said there was likely an argument for splitting the portfolio between projects with a high economic impact and those with a lower but still noticeable benefit to the economy.“Something like social housing probably falls into the low economic impact bucket, and what we are trying to make sure is that, over the lifetime of the fund, 75-80% of our investments have a high economic impact, but 20-25% have a low economic impact,” he said. The Irish government has pledged a social housing construction programme for the coming years and is hoping to attract capital from the pensions sector, and ISIF, to the market.Murphy also explained why ISIF would not have a strict asset allocation for any one asset class.“Particularly when you have state backing, there’d be an absolute expectation that it would be achieved in a certain period of time,” he said.He added that the challenge in Ireland was deal size, as there were not many large transactions taking place in the market.“We are hoping there is going to be another round of infrastructure investments announced very soon, and potentially some of the really large projects will come back on the horizon,” he said.Murphy noted that the Dublin underground, known as the DART Underground and first proposed in the 1970s, was once again being discussed, offering the potential for a large-scale project.Eugene O’Callaghan, head of investments at the NPRF, has previously said the ISIF would be “very interested” in small-scale public-private partnerships, while the government has argued it is essential it act as an alternative source of project finance.O’Callaghan previously spoke with IPE about the ISIF’s challenge in having a dual bottom line of economic growth and financial returns.For more about the ISIF’s dual investment objective, see IPE’s interview with Eugene O’Callaghan Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund would be open to investing in social housing but will be careful not to allocate too much of its €7bn capital to low economic impact projects, according to its head of infrastructure and credit.Donal Murphy, previously head of project finance at Bank of Ireland and part of an in-house team that has grown from 13 to 35, said the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) was initially examining domestic investment propositions on the binary basis of providing an economic impact, or lacking one.However, the NPRF, which will soon become a sovereign development fund and rebranded the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), will assess impact based around the amount of construction involved, according to Murphy.He told delegates at an infrastructure conference organised by Stirling Capital: “Once there is a construction element to it, a reasonable construction element to it, there is deemed to be a positive economic impact, and, therefore, [it] will fall in our remit.”
Junior guard Minyon Moore (center) dribbles through opposing defenders at Galen Center. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)Behind 40 combined points from senior shooting guard Aliyah Mazyck and junior guard Minyon Moore Sunday at Walter Pyramid, the women’s basketball team improved to 2-0 after defeating Long Beach State 86-50.Mazyck scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half, shooting 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from beyond-the-arc. Mazyck finished the game with 26 minutes, 19 points and four rebounds. Moore was 4-of-4 from the field for 10 points in the first half, including 2 points from the free throw line. The junior guard finished with 21 points in 32 minutes, leading all scorers. She also added seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals to her total. “[Minyon] has an elite skill, and that skill is playing hard,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “She gets after it, she rebounds defends, scores at a high rate … She’s an overall great player.”The Trojans had some solid performances off the bench. Redshirt sophomore forward Asiah Jones did not wait long to get her college career started. Coming off her first career college game where she scored 4 points with five rebounds, Jones showed improvement by leading all non-starters in minutes, points and rebounds with 18, 9 and six, respectively. In addition, senior Cheyanne Wallace went 5-of-8 at the free throw line. Wallace finished with 5 points in 16 minutes.The Trojans began the game fast, scoring 8 straight points before giving up a 3-pointer to sophomore Naomi Hunt three minutes into the game. The Trojans finished the first quarter with a 23-8 run that extended to a 31-9 run four minutes into the second quarter. USC finished a dominant half shooting 60 percent from the field, taking a commanding 51-22 lead at halftime.“In the first half we focused … we’re executing our offense, we really focused on our defense. So the first half gets an A-plus,” Trakh said. “But we lost our focus, we lost our discipline in the third quarter. We started making mistakes on defense, and made some mistakes on offense … We need to be focused for 40 minutes not 20.”After a trip to the charity stripe by Wallace in the third quarter, the Women of Troy extended their lead to 37, the greatest margin of the night. USC dominated the post with 38 total points in the paint while out-rebounding the 49ers 50-24. Minyon and senior guard Mariya Moore combined for 16 boards on the night. The Trojans also scored 33 points off Long Beach State’s 24 turnovers, another testament to Trakh’s philosophy of taking advantage of turnovers.“[My philosophy first comes from] our defense, we do a good job of forcing turnovers,” Trakh said. “I expect that to continue, we have some kids who can defend and I expect that to continue.”With only two games under their belt, the Trojans have shown what they are capable of, having outscored opponents 159-105 so far.Freshman guard Justina King led Long Beach State with 12 points and five assists in 39 minutes of play. Junior guard Sydney Bordonaro led all bench players for the 49ers, scoring 12 points on two 3-pointers and four free throws in 15 minutes.The Trojans look to extend their undefeated record when they return to Galen Center for two home games. They will face UC Santa Barbara Thursday at 7 p.m., and Santa Clara University Sunday at 2 p.m.
Kappa Bar, a Swedish based esports and gaming bar/restaurant has opened its latest location in Jönköping.Launched in March of 2016, Kappa Bar already has locations in Gothenburg and Stockholm, with franchising options for Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark available via their website.Kappa Bar was founded by Henric Lettberger and Klas Bergqvist, with recent investment in the bar from NiP and Esports legend Emil “Heaton” Christensen.Kappa Bar offers gamers a place to watch the biggest esports events with friends, while also offering up a restaurant & bar set-up alongside its game zones as well as private party hire.Speaking to Jönköping Posten, Klas Bergqvist, Co-Founder had this to say about expansion into Jönköping: “Jönköping is like an ancient force for the entire country. DreamHack have really got something going there.”He went on to add what the future holds for Kappa Bar: “We have a plan for the major cities in Sweden. Actually, there is no stop for Kappa Bar,”Kappa Bar aims to be much like a traditional sports bar, with football and ice hockey replaced with esports event broadcasts and gaming. Bar games such as darts or shuffleboard are replaced with six PlayStation set-ups and a five-game GameZone. Kappa Bar also offers a VIP Zone hire for parties and companies looking to spice up their office work’s do with some added gaming. The Jönköping centre features a 180 square meter location which can accommodate around 60 guests with an 18+ age limit. The bar is situated at 9 Barnarpsgatan, Jönköping.Esports Insider Says: Jönköping is the perfect location to expand an esports bar chain. With a busy local university and the local Elmia centre hosting both DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Winter each year, the town has the right demographic to succeed, the bar is also well situated within the centre of town and, importantly, easily accessible by public transport.Author Note: All quotes have been translated into English from Swedish.