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Governor Tom Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Memorial Day

first_img Flag Order,  Holidays,  Press Release In remembrance of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and our commonwealth, and in honor of Memorial Day, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff at sunrise on Monday, May 29, 2017.The United States Flag and the Commonwealth Flag shall remain at half-staff until NOON on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. May 26, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Tom Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Memorial Daylast_img

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​Swedish roundup: AP6, AMF Pension, Kåpan Pensioner

first_imgThe Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6) has followed its investment in technology fund Northzone VII with a €25m commitment to its successor fund.Northzone VIII closed after reaching its target of €300m in an oversubscribed round of fundraising.Other participants include AP3, SEB Pension and Denmark’s Industriens Pension, all existing Northzone investors. As with its predecessors, Northzone VIII will focus on early-stage investments in Europe. Northzone now has around €1bn under management in its eight venture capital funds and was an early backer of Spotify, Trustpilot and iZettle.During the past year, it exited from Tobii, the Swedish developer of eye-tracking technology, via a successful initial public offering.It also sold its stake in Russian online classifieds company Avito to Naspers, the South African media group, in one of the largest venture-backed technology merger and acquisition deals in Europe.Investment in venture capital is part of AP6’s strategy of building a well-diversified portfolio over time.Karl Falk, head of fund investment at AP6, said: “By committing capital to Northzone VIII, AP6 maintains its exposure to the Nordic venture market by investing in funds.“AP6 has made a thorough assessment of Northzone, standard procedure ahead of every decision before committing capital to a fund. The findings have convinced us the team behind Northzone VIII has the ability to deliver value creation and a return that will meet the demands of AP6.”AP6’s portfolio was worth SEK26.4bn (€2.75bn) at end-2015, with buyouts making up around 87% and venture capital around 13%.Over 2015, AP6 made a 15.3% return on the venture capital segment – 18.5% from funds and 10.8% from direct investments.The overall return for the year was 12.2%.Meanwhile, Swedish pensions provider AMF Pension has reported a total return of 1.1% for the first half of 2016, reversing a 0.7% loss for the first quarter.This compares with a 4.1% return for January to June 2015 but demonstrates the value of AMF’s strategic risk diversification, according to Peder Hasslev, vice-president and CIO of the pension provider.“The past six months have been characterised by political and economic uncertainty, turmoil on the stock market and the continued fall in interest rates,” said Hasslev.“Our investments in infrastructure and real estate have delivered good returns, and interest rates and foreign equities also contributed positively to the result.”During the six-month period, AMF’s real estate and infrastructure investments grew to SEK68bn, or 12.8% of its SEK533bn portfolio, laying the foundation for stable returns in the current low-interest-rate environment, said the pension provider.The first-half results take AMF’s average annual returns for five and 10 years to 30 June 2016 to 7.4% and 6.7%, respectively.Its solvency level fell to 178%, from 199% on 31 March.AMF said this was largely caused by the strengthening of its guarantees last May.Lastly, Kåpan Pensioner, the Swedish pension fund for government employees, made an investment return of 2.1% for the first half of 2016, compared with 3.2% for the same period the previous year.Fixed income – 51% of the SEK74.8bn portfolio at the end of June – made a 3.4% return.However, real estate delivered the best return – 4.8% – while alternatives as a whole produced 3.1%.The asset class, including real estate, made up 15% of the portfolio at the end of June.By contrast with other asset classes, equities (34% of the portfolio) returned -1.1%.Kåpan Pensioner’s solvency during the first six months weakened slightly, with its solvency ratio falling to 146%.last_img read more

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Insure your future

first_img Ms Crampton said drug useage and production was becoming rampant within rental homes, so landlords needed to protect themselves against the damage that may come from that, including clean up costs and loss of rent while the property is being returned to a safe state.“They need to consider drug useage and/or creation within the property,” Ms Crampton said.“It is unfortunately something we are absolutely seeing more and more of, so they need to ensure their insurance has the capacity to cover that.” Cathie Crampton shares her tips on how to choose the best insurance. Are you covered for accidental damage such as wine spills?More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago 2. Check that the definition of wilful damage or malicious damage is broad enough to cover you for all kinds of behaviour Make sure you have the right coverage before handing over the keys to your home.Choosing insurance for your rental property can seem a daunting task for first time investors.Some landlords are underinsured and many are not sure what to look for when selecting cover for their investment.From unpaid rent and loss of rental income, to accidents and wilful damage, Place Estate Agents director of property management Cathie Crampton has listed her top three tips for choosing landlord insurance. 1. Go with a landlord specialist While landlords aim to put potential tenants through rigrous vetting processes, unfortuantely some are bound to slip through the cracks.Rowdy, unruly and disrespectful tenants can cause thousands of dollars of damage to an investment property, and can often be past the costs of the bond paid at the commencement of the lease.This is why Ms Crampton said it is important to read the fine print of the insurance policy and understand what the term “wilful damage” or “malicious damage”.“One provider’s definition of wilful damage is different to someone elses,” she said.“That’s where people get caught out.“It’s important to understand what wilful damage is defined as and is broader than just criminal.”It should also cover deliberate damage – like the tenant painting a feature wall without permission, and accidental damage, like a smashed window. How about intentional damage? This leads to her third and final tip: 3. Ensure it has the capacity to cover not just drug possession but drug creation Ms Crampton said it was essential that landlords look into purchasing specific landlord insurance, not just an add on to their home insurance.“They should consider that a number of providers are bolt-ons to financiers,” Ms Crampton said.“I would only ever recommend a landlord should go with a landlord specialist.“Look past discounts of combining with your home insurance.”She said issues that arose for landlords were rarely simple and could leave them out of pocket without the backup of a good insurance policy.“The owners can claim the bond back, but most issues usually go past that and go to insurance,” she said.“Most matters that go to court are not as simple as rent arrears, they are usually more complicated and landlords need to be sure they are protected as best as possible.” Sadly, landlords need to make sure they are covered for drug useage and production.A Residential Tenancies Authority spokesman said landlords are typically responsible for insuring their property and tenants are responsible for insuring their possessions, and encouraged both to review their policies and under-stand the coverage provided.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Regional rapid exchange system for dangerous goods being developed

first_img Share Photo credit; signsmart.com.auBRADES, Montserrat (GIU) — Montserrat is to be a part of a new alert system to notify other Caribbean nations of dangerous goods.Last Wednesday, representatives from government, private sector and non-profit groups met with Ioannis Sidiropolous, an IT Consultant working with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to develop the Regional Rapid Exchange System.The system will cover non-food products and Sidiropoulos explained that CARICOM wants to improve the level of consumer protection with regard to the safety of products. The project, which began in May and ends November 15, is to develop the comprehensive framework for the rapid exchange system for dangerous products, a computerised system to track notifications, and a training programme for all participating nations.The consultant said the goal is to create a system that all users are able to work with immediately and by which information can be exchanged quickly between authorities. It covers all non-food products excluding industrial products, consumer services, drugs and tobacco. In November, one person from each member state will participate in a train-the-trainers programme to be able to pass on knowledge of the system to colleagues.The Caribbean model, being called CARREX – CARICOM Rapid Exchange system — is based on the European Rapid Exchange system (RAPEX) which has been in use for more than 30 years.The CARREX Secretariat will function as the central node with 15 national contact points, and the OECS Secretariat as an associated contact point. The 15 national networks will be made up of members from public administration bodies and institutions, economic operators and individual consumers and consumer organisations.According to Sidiropoulos, a product is classified as dangerous when you find out that although it has been manufactured and achieved certification it is proven to cause health or safety problems for consumers.by Nerissa GoldenCaribbean News Now Food & DiningLifestyleLocalNews Regional rapid exchange system for dangerous goods being developed by: – September 20, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 31 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Rape, homicide suspect arrested

first_imgThe court recommended no bail bond for his temporary liberty./PN The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Sipalay City police station. Garcia’s apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant around 6:15 p.m. on July 25, it added. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Edwin Gomez of the Regional Trial Court Branch 77 in Sipalay City dated June 17, 2020. BACOLOD City – Charged with rape and homicide, a farmer was arrested in Barangay Cartagena, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.He was 18-year-old Robert Garcia of Barangay Gil Montilla, Sipalay City, a police report showed.last_img

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Right lane closure begins Friday on I-74 WB between S.R. 1 and U.S. 52 in Dearborn County

first_imgSt. Leon, IN–An INDOT contractor will begin work on a slide repair project on I-74 WB near MM 166 in Dearborn County on Friday, Feb. 21, weather permitting. Crews will construct a 1,500 to 2,000-foot soil nail wall on the north side of the roadway.During construction, the right shoulder and right lane of westbound I-74 will be closed near the slide location (between MM 166 and 167) approximately two miles east of Exit 164 (S.R. 1/St. Leon/Lawrenceburg). A 55 mph speed restriction will also be in place.Motorists should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. The project is expected to be completed in mid-March.last_img

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Clyne targets Champions League

first_img Press Association “I’m definitely ambitious. Every player would love to be playing in the Champions League and winning trophies and titles. That’s what you play football for – that’s the dream. “I would say [Champions League football] is the next step in my progression. I think I need experience playing European football. We’re doing well with Southampton and hopefully we can get there. That would be great. So I’m just concentrating on Southampton. There are a few more games to play, so I’m just concentrating on getting to the fourth spot.” Clyne, who has four senior caps to his name after making his England debut in November, left the most recent international get-together with words of encouragement from Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson ringing in his ears. “He just said: ‘You’ve done ever so well since coming in. It’s like you have been playing international football for a long time. The right-back spot is yours at the moment, if you can continue on’,” Clyne added. “He has the belief I will. He just gave me confidence, really. If I keep on putting in performances and keep on improving as a player, I can hopefully make the position my own and look to make tournaments, and hopefully win tournaments, with England as well. I feel as if I’ve settled in well at that level with the squad so far, but I’m hungry for more.” Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne believes the Champions League is the “next step” in his progression as he looks to keep hold of an England shirt he has been told is his to lose.center_img The 24-year-old has reportedly attracted the attention of Chelsea and Manchester United but, while “flattered” at such talk, he insists his mind is set on helping the Saints achieve a top-four finish in the Barclays Premier League. Speaking at a FootballFightingEbola charity event, quoted in several national newspapers, Clyne said: “I’m flattered by the interest from the big clubs. It shows that I’m doing well and I’ve had a good season. last_img read more

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India look to continue domination in second ODI against Australia

first_imgNagpur: The Indian top order will look to get runs while the World Cup hopefuls will strive to seal a berth, when India take on Australia in the second ODI, here on Tuesday.The Virat Kohli-led side beat Australia by six wickets in the series opener on Saturday. It was a welcome win for India after losing the T20 series 0-2.The bowling unit did well to restrict the Aussies to a modest score and what would be pleasing for the team management is that when pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah had an off day, Mohammed Shami stepped in to produce a fine show.India looked to be making heavy weather of an easy chase when their top order was removed early, but Kedar Jadhav underlined his value in the team with a street-smart 81 in the company of veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni who held fort with an unbeaten 59.With only four ODIs remaining before the World Cup, the hosts will look to finalise the “two available spots” in an otherwise settled squad.Opener Shikhar Dhawan did not get runs in the first rubber but the team management is likely to stick with the southpaw and not replace him with KL Rahul who stacked a claim with good shows in the two T20s.Skipper Kohli looked good for his 44 on Saturday and so did Rohit who has the ability to take any attack to cleaners on his day.At No.4, Ambati Rayudu failed in the first game and it remains to be seen whether the team management reposes faith in him or not.With Dhoni showing that he is not finished just yet, the middle order looks in a better shape than what was thought.On Tuesday, the Indian team could bring in the Rishabh Pant in place of all-rounder Vijay Shankar who had an off day with the ball on Saturday.Australia, on the other hand, would look to sharpen their batting skills. For their coach Justin Langer, out-of-form skipper Aaron Finch would be a definite concern. Finch who had scores of 0 and 8 in the T20 series continued his bad run in the first ODI.The visitors can be pleased with their bowling effort, especially leg-spinner Adam Zampa who troubled the Indian batsmen.Pacers Pat Cummins and Nathan Counter-Nile were also good in the beginning, but once Dhoni and Jadhav got going they lost their rhythm. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

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U.S. governing body facing expulsion from ICC

first_img(REUTERS) – The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) faces expulsion from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June, the sport’s global governing body said yesterday.USACA was suspended in 2015 with several reinstatement conditions after the ICC found that the organisation did not have widespread authority over the country’s cricket activities and lacked unity.The ICC said USACA had failed to work successfully with a group set up to help them rectify the position and had breached several other reinstatement conditions.“Our focus throughout this two-year process has been on the unification of the USA cricket community behind USACA to grow and develop the sport,” ICC chief executive David Richardson said in statement yesterday.“USACA’s refusal to engage in the process … its apparent failure to put the ICC Board-approved constitution before its members without legitimate excuse undermines the all-important objective of uniting the sport.”A resolution to expel USACA will be voted on at a meeting of the ICC Full Council in June.last_img read more

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The Latest: World golf rankings to restart next week

first_imgThe ranking was frozen on March 15 as golf joined the rest of sports worldwide in shutting down sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.The European Tour does not resume until July 22. That leaves some players unable to earn ranking points.The OWGR board says major organizations such as the USGA and PGA of America have agreed to incorporate the March 15 ranking into whatever qualifying criteria they have involving the ranking.Rory McIlroy remains at No. 1 going to Colonial next week in Fort Worth, Texas.___ June 3, 2020 Associated Press Cricket West Indies says Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul “all declined the invitation” to join the squad and “will not hold this decision against these players when considering future selection.”West Indies players must travel a month before the first test in Southampton starting July 8 in order to quarantine and begin training.The other tests will be played in Manchester starting July 16 and July 24.___The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month. Karpaty says everyone who tested positive is in isolation and that training has been canceled for a two-week quarantine period.Karpaty player Egor Nazarina told Ukrainian TV channel Futbol that he didn’t believe anyone at the club had displayed symptoms of COVID-19.___The top health official in the Valencia region says Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was irresponsible for traveling to Spain for a Champions League match with symptoms of the coronavirus.Ana Barceló says Gasperini “lacked responsibility” and “shouldn’t have made the trip” from a high-risk area knowing that he had COVID-19 symptoms. The Latest: World golf rankings to restart next week Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Official World Golf Ranking will restart next week when the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour hold official tournaments for the first time in three months.center_img ___A Ukrainian soccer team has found 25 cases of the coronavirus among players and staff.The Ukrainian soccer association says the cases at Karpaty Lviv came from tests on 65 people. None of the players or staff members have been named.The Ukrainian league restarted last week without Karpaty. The team’s first game was canceled because of suspected virus cases and the league has now postponed two more matches.The league’s planned end date in mid-July is now in doubt. The 62-year-old Gasperini told Italian media he started feeling sick on March 9. That was a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the round of 16.Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media.Barceló says the revelation by Gasperini shows that authorities were right by ordering the second leg to be played without fans.___The West Indies says three cricket players have turned down the chance to travel to England for the postponed three-test series that will be played in bio-secure environments amid the coronavirus pandemic. A part-time student worker in the Iowa State athletic department has tested positive for COVID-19 and four athletes are experiencing symptoms.ISU says the student worker notified the athletic department of the positive test last weekend.The four athletes from two sports began experiencing symptoms after being in close contact with individuals outside the athletic department who have been infected. Those athletes are in quarantine and awaiting test results.Athletic director Jamie Pollard says “the potential for infections and positive test results has always been very real for an organization like ours and we’ve been thorough and diligent in planning for such incidents.”The Big 12 is allowing Iowa State and other conference schools to have football players return June 15 for voluntary workouts. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced.Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.”The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.It could be held without fans but golfers like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those saying they are against that idea.___last_img read more

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