Rimando, Pomykal added by Garber to MLS All-Star roster

first_img Written by Tags: MLS/MLS All-Stars/Nick Rimando/Real Salt Lake June 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Rimando, Pomykal added by Garber to MLS All-Star roster FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEW YORK (AP) Retiring Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando was added to the Major League Soccer All-Star roster on Monday by Commissioner Don Garber.Rimando turned 40 last week and is in his 20th MLS season. He holds the league record for games (497), shutouts (146) and saves (1,662).Paxton Pomykal, a 19-year-old midfielder developed by the Dallas academy and a member of the U.S. Under-20 team, also was put on the 26-man roster by Garber.MLS coach James O’Connor of Orlando added 13 players, including forwards Josef Martinez (Atlanta), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) and Diego Rossi (LA).MLS All-Stars will play Atletico Madrid on July 31 at Orlando, Florida.Atlanta leads with five All-Stars and LA has four.The roster (x-selected in fan vote):Goalkeepers: Andre Blake (Philadelphia), x-Brad Guzan (Atlanta), Nick Rimando (Salt Lake)Defenders: Matt Hedges (Dallas), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls), Romain Metanire (Minnesota), x-Leandro Gonzalez Pirez (Atlanta), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago), x-Walker Zimmerman (LA), x-Graham Zusi (Kansas City).Midfielders: x-Ezequiel Barco (Atlanta), Diego Chara (Portland), x-Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Mark Anthony Kaye (LA), Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle), x-Gonzalo Martinez (Atlanta), Maxi Moralez (NYC), x-Nani (Orlando), Paxton Pomykal (Dallas), Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto), Diego Rossi (LA).Forwards: x-Zlatan Ibrahimovi? (LA Galaxy), Josef Martinez (Atlanta), x-Wayne Rooney (D.C.), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose), x-Carlos Vela (LA). Associated Presslast_img read more

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Snarky Puppy Steps Up With New Tunes, Familiar Surprises At L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre [Review/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images There is a certain freedom that comes with being an instrumental outfit like Snarky Puppy. Whereas a vocally-focused act may feel compelled (if not outright implored) by its fans to roll through all the same hits, show after show, until the tread wears off, those that eschew lyrics—and, ideally, compensate with spirited instrumentation—are granted more leeway for experimentation by default.Not that bandleader and bassist Michael League would’ve let on otherwise. He certainly didn’t during Snarky Puppy’s triumphant return to the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on the final Friday of May.As his 11-piece ensemble soared through a slew of songs off 2019’s Immigrance including the Justin Stanton-penned “Bad Kids to the Back”, League took a moment to acknowledge the packed house and thank all those in attendance for bearing with the fresh cuts. He joked that he couldn’t tell whether the crowd was clapping because they disapproved of the new material or the old. He spoke of the pleasure of moving forward in the band’s catalog after spending so much time drawing from the same well of material on recent tours—as if anyone would’ve taken issue with Snarky Puppy’s expansive array of musicians coming together for yet another sustained blast of brilliant sonic fusion, no matter what songs were on offer.In this case, the group’s headlong dive into Immigrance gave the audience a long look at (and listen to) a more contemplative, if not more brooding, side to the Minimoogs, flutes and bongos that typically comprise a more playful sound. It marked a fitting shift for the times, one that Tedeschi Trucks Band showcased from its own perspective on the same stage a week prior.To be sure, there was plenty of room for Snarky Puppy’s full range of styles and rhythms at the Orpheum. From rock and jazz to funk and Latin, the New York City-based collective strutted stridently through a nearly two-hour set that offered each of its attendant members ample opportunity to impress.Stanton and Bobby Sparks both shined on their respective keyboards. So, too, did former Snarky Puppy member Cory Henry, who took a turn on Sparks’ setup while making a guest appearance during a “Lingus” encore. Each of the four members of Snarky Puppy’s horn section (i.e. Jay Jennings on trumpet, Mike “Maz” Maher on trumpet and flugelhorn, Chris Bullock on woodwinds and Bob Reynolds on tenor saxophone) blew more than a few minds by blowing through their respective instruments. Mark Lettieri shredded his guitar in spectacular fashion, and when League wasn’t busy taking the bassline out for a seductive stroll, he was doing his best to teach those in attendance how to syncopate their clapping patterns—“Because it’s a Snarky Puppy show,” League quipped.The highlights of the night, though, came from some relatively surprising corners of the lineup. Zach Brock showcased a style of violin that would’ve had many (if not most) traditional players falling out of their chairs. With a slate of pedals at his feet, Brock treated attendees to psychedelic, guitar-style solos throughout the evening.Toward the end of the set, League shouted out his grandmother and aunt, who were in attendance from his native Long Beach, before inviting three more Snarky-affiliated percussionists—Mike Mitchell, TaRon Lockett and Robert “Sput” Searight—onstage for a rhythm section jam that would’ve been the envy of even Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. One by one, each of those guest drummers took his turn on Jason “JT” Thomas’ kit while rotating through shakers, tambourines and a spot next to Nate Royce on percussion—And one by one, each lent his own flavor and flare to the proceedings, sending folks into a collective (seated) tizzy.Such is the power of instrumental exploration like the kind routinely on offer from Snarky Puppy. While fans can’t shout and sway to songs the way they might to lyrical offerings, this particular brand of jazz fusion cuts toward something deeper and more primal. In the absence of something to sing along to, it sends those fortunate enough to partake in the experience into fits of barking and howling. Rarely (if ever) has the name “Snarky Puppy” ever felt like a more perfect fit.Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos of Snarky Puppy at the Orpheum courtesy of photographer Brandon Weil.For a full list of Snarky Puppy’s upcoming tour dates, head here.Snarky Puppy | Orpheum Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | 5/31/19 | Photos: Brandon Weillast_img read more

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Dismas House celebrates 30th anniversary

first_imgThe Dismas House in South Bend has assisted over 1,000 ex-criminal offenders since 1986, with 101 local college volunteers sharing in their journeys along the way. Dismas House will celebrate its 30th anniversary at a benefit dinner April 13, one of several other anniversary celebrations throughout the year.“Our mission is to facilitate the reconciliation of former prisoners to society and society to former prisoners through the development of a supportive community,” Maria Kaczmarek, Executive Director of South Bend’s Dismas House, said in an email. “Dismas House is a unique place where college students, former prisoners and volunteers come together to create community.”According to Kaczmarek, South Bend’s location is part of a larger nationwide Dismas House nonprofit, which began in 1974.“It is a unique program because former offenders share the house with area college students,” Kaczmarek said, “[It] recognizes that the cycle of crime can be reduced when men and women who have been incarcerated have assistance readjusting to society. To that end, Dismas House provides room and board, case management, bus passes, employment services, life skills counseling, mentoring and programs to help former offenders make a successful transition back into the community.“Returning prisoners need [an] adjustment period when they return home. If they do not receive support, they are high risks to re-offend. They need help with securing medical and dental care. Many need mental health services … and drug and alcohol treatment. Finding and maintaining employment is paramount. Dismas helps with all of these needs.”Kaczmarek said Dismas House also advocates on social justice issues on behalf of ex-offenders.“We hope Indiana will opt out of the federal law that prohibits individuals convicted of a drug offense from receiving [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits] for life,” she said, “People who have committed far worse crimes, such as rape, can receive SNAP [benefits]. We feel it is morally wrong to deny a person the basic human need of food. Other states have opted out of the federal law that bars those with drug convictions to receive SNAP [benefits]. Also, we would like to see [the] ‘Have you ever been convicted of a felony?’ box removed job applications. This would allow the person to be interviewed and given the opportunity to explain his or her criminal history and to their share skills and talents as they relate to the job.”Kaczmarek said South Bend’s Dismas House is a “century old Victorian house — it is not a facility, it is a home.” It currently houses 12 residents, all of whom commit to participating in their clinic-specific reentry plan for between 90 days and two years. Weekdays, residents attend school or work at jobs. Monday through Thursday, residents gather to eat dinner together “as a family.” The evening meal is prepared by volunteers who dine alongside residents.“[And] like all families, we watch TV, play games, go to the movies, visit with family and friends and have fun,” Kaczmarek said.In addition to providing an in-home family, Dismas House incorporates local college students to add to a rehabilitative community.“We welcome all college students, but Notre Dame students were the first to become involved as residents and volunteer cook(s),” Kaczmarek said. “For 29 years, the men of Keenan Hall have been preparing dinner and eating with the residents every Monday night during the school year. … Also Notre Dame’s Circle K students provide tutoring on Tuesday evenings to residents. Student residency has a major impact on the house. Students are non-judgmental and open-minded. They bring laughter and fun to the house.“ … Because of the presence of students many of our former offenders gain a newfound respect for education, and they decide to enroll in higher education.”Student volunteers gain something from the work with the Dismas House residents, too, said one volunteer.“Dinner always begins with a prayer led by one of the residents, followed by each person at dinner stating their name so that guests feel welcome before the meal is served,” T.J. Groden, a junior in Keenan Hall and Dismas House volunteer, said. “Sharing the meal with the residents is as, if not more, important than preparing it. The conversations I’ve had over dinner at Dismas House have significantly changed my views on our country’s prison system.“Dismas is extremely important because it gives released inmates the second chance that they deserve. The house is much more than a place to live — it is a community that rehabilitates former inmates through its programming. Dismas breaks the cycle that traps many released inmates and pushes them back into incarceration.”Francisco Yang, a sophomore in Keenan Hall and another Dismas House volunteer, said he considers the dinner discussion with the residents as the most important part of Monday dinners at Dismas House.“Prior to Dismas House, I had no prior interaction with anyone who had formerly been incarcerated,” Yang said. “This year I learned that people like the residents at Dismas have difficulty adjusting back into normal life because of the stigma associated with incarceration. People tend to fear what they do not understand, and unfortunately members of society who have been released from prison fall under this category of people who experience hardship and misunderstanding.“Dismas residents help our volunteers become more open minded and better informed about the circumstances that lead up to incarceration and the struggles that lead many people who are released to become re-incarcerated very soon after. Discussions of social justice issues are crucial because of the lack of available resources for these members to help them cope with their circumstances. … The start to resolving social injustice begins with informing the public because ignorance contributes to a culture of misunderstanding, and Dismas does its part to make a difference.”Kaczmarek also quoted a Dismas House graduate, “Greg C.,” in her email:“It has been 12 years since I left Dismas House, and I haven’t been in any trouble. I finished my apprenticeship and received my Associates Degree from Ivy Tech. Until then I always felt that society looked at me like an outcast. Dismas showed me this wasn’t true and that everyone deserves a second chance. The way Dismas and the South Bend community accepted me will always hold strong in my heart, and I will never forget it. I thank the Dismas staff, students and volunteers and the program for changing my life.”Tags: Dismas House, Keenan Hall, service, Student volunteers, Volunteer worklast_img read more

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Tix Now Available for 2 By Tennessee Williams

first_img Tickets are now on sale to see Kathryn Luce Garfunkel (The Fantastiks) in 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Kingdom of Earth. Helmed by Marilyn Fried, the pair of one-act plays will run for a limited engagement July 9 through September 4. Opening night is scheduled for July 15 at St. Luke’s Theatre.In 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, after Jake, a shady, middle-aged cotton gin owner, burns down rival Silva Vicarro’s mill, Vicarro attempts to enact vengeance by seducing Flora, Jake’s delicate young wife.In Kingdom of Earth, a flood is surging in the Mississippi Delta, and Chicken’s property is only safe until ole man Sikes down the road dynamites his levee to save himself. While Chicken waits alone in his kitchen for the inevitable blast, he receives an unexpected visit from his dying half-brother, Lot, and Lot’s wife of but one day, Myrtle. Leaving Lot upstairs to rest, Chicken assesses Myrtle as a potential threat to his inheritance of the estate, currently under Lot’s name. Chicken and Myrtle find common ground but not even footing in their similar experiences of the inescapable hardness of the world – two “lost, sinful, puzzled” souls falling into a familiar power dynamic and bracing themselves as the waters rise.The cast will also include Anthony Alessandro, Jim Biberi and Mike Keller.2 By Tennessee Williams will feature sets by Meagan Parker, lighting by Tim Secrest and John B. Forbes, costumes by Hunter Dowell and sound by Jessica and Jennifer Davison. Related Shows ‘2 By Tennessee Williams’ View Commentscenter_img 2 By Tennessee Williams Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016last_img read more

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Chelsea star Pedro tells Maurizio Sarri he needs to be more flexible with is tactics

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Chelsea star Pedro tells Maurizio Sarri he needs to be more flexible with is tactics Chelsea have lost their last three away games 12-0 on aggregate (Picture: Sportimage)Chelsea star Pedro admits his teammates are finding is hard to carry out Maurizio Sarri’s tactics against the best sides in the Premier League.The former Napoli coach’s ‘Sarri-ball’ gameplan, based around dominating possession and pressing the opposition, yielded impressive results during the early months of his tenure.Sarri presided over an 18-game unbeaten run which came to a grinding halt with a 3-1 defeat against Spurs at Wembley back in November and has suffered comprehensive defeats against the likes of Bournemouth, Arsenal and Manchester City in recent weeks.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Malmo v Chelsea: Maurizio Sarri press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:53FullscreenMalmo v Chelsea: Maurizio Sarri press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/malmo-v-chelsea-maurizio-sarri-press-conference-1862706/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Chelsea are back in Europa League action this evening against Malmo and Pedro has urged his manager to experiment with different tactics after admitting Sarri-ball is difficult to implement against elite opposition.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘All the team follow the idea of Maurizio: press really high, stay compact, and to create chances,’ Pedro said. ‘With good possession, a lot of the ball. We can do this as a team‘But sometimes it’s so difficult to play in this way. It depends upon the opponents. City played very well, so it was so difficult to press. To create between the lines, and to defend.‘But it’s Maurizio’s idea, and I prefer to press high when we recover the ball to create chances. Not to wait for 90 minutes to recover the ball and run 60m to score the goal.‘In the last games, it’s not been in very good condition for the results. Now, it’s a good opportunity tomorrow to win and get our best confidence.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 Feb 2019 9:20 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link223Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

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IPE Awards Seminar: Asset managers must act on ‘societal need’ for risk-based investment products

first_imgHe quashed the suggestion the board was surrendering control over investments, noting that they were granted “maximum control” over the approach and that the triangle model of governance still left the board with independent verification of risk and returns.He said the model was, in a way, “back to the future”, harking back to investment approaches before the invention of modern portfolio theory.Economou said, 60 years ago, “investing was earning more than cash and not losing money”.He said CERN’s new approach was a way of expressing an expected return target and a risk budget.His view was shared by Pascal Blanqué, CIO of Amundi Group, who told delegates the traditional asset allocation approach was “a poor way” to invest.“It is a poor way to diversify,” he said. “This applies to most categories – emerging versus developed, credit versus equities.”José Suarez Menendez, currently director of the Dutch VPTech and a former board member at metalworker fund PMT, also noted that, in the wake of the crisis, it was important to better understand risk exposure.“We started to look through the asset allocation and look at risk factors underneath – so risk exposure – not in the sense of which kind of assets do we have in place, but what risks do I have on my portfolio by the assets I have in place,” he said.The importance of risk-based investing was also emphasised by Ronald Wuijster, chief client officer at Dutch pension manager APG.“Essentially, the way to make good [products] for our clients is a better return on risk – that’s what it’s all about,” he said.Economou said the CERN model was based around precisely idea that investment staff should be focused on the risk exposure, and argued that the asset management industry should now aim to fill the void.“Please, do come up with products and approaches that can help those smaller pension funds that don’t have the resources to go through that on their own address the real, fundamental challenge they are addressing,” he said.The chief executive said that, without such a change by the asset management industry, many pension funds would in a decade’s time have problems paying benefits.“There is a real societal need for the industry to step up to the plate and offer the skill set to those smaller players who need it,” he said.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to Journal of Investment Consulting article written by Théodore Economou The asset management industry must act on a societal need and devise products allowing small pension funds to invest based on risk desires, rather than simply rely on traditional asset allocation models, according to the chief executive of the CERN Pension Fund.Théodore Economou told delegates at the IPE Awards seminar in Noordwijk that a governance model implemented by the scheme in 2011 allowed investment staff at the fund for the employees of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva to allocate assets guided by the singular constraint of overall portfolio risk.He said overall portfolio risk was decided between the board and the investment staff on a yearly basis, with a risk budget and return target agreed.“In order to implement that, the staff is given full flexibility,” Economou said.last_img read more

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ECB to ‘act as backstop’ to protect markets from Greek default contagion

first_imgAsset managers remain calm over the risk of contagion from a Greek sovereign default and euro-zone exit, with the credibility of the European Central Bank (ECB) and its quantitative easing (QE) programme providing a backstop to increasing volatility.Negotiations between Greece and the European Commission, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and ECB ground to a halt as the country enters a six-day bank holiday before a referendum on whether to accept its creditors’ proposals.They have been in negotiations with Greece over reforms to the public sector, privatisations, labour markets and pensions.While expectations grow for Greece to default on an IMF loan tomorrow, European investment markets have opened weaker, with the Euro Stoxx 50 down 3.2%. The FTSE100, DAX and CAC40 are all down between 1.5% and 3%.Despite sovereign bond yields in Italy and Spain rising by 25 basis points and 32bps in Portugal, asset managers have cooled expectations that a Greek default and euro-zone exit would lead to equity and bond market disruption, and contagion to other economies.Greek debt yields are up 346bps to 13.94% from Friday – and, should the country vote no on 5 July, a euro-zone exit becomes more likely.Around 80% of Greek government debt now resides with the IMF and the ECB, protecting private markets; Swiss firm Lombard Odier Investment Managers said the central bank would “spring into action” should any damage occur to euro-zone periphery or high-yield debt markets.In the short term, it said riskier asset markets would remain quiet, with shifts to safe-haven assets in German bunds and US Treasuries.“Beyond the next few days, implications for credit (periphery sovereign and corporate) are complicated, as, depending on the damage done by markets, we are likely to see the ECB spring into action,” the manager said.Within equities, the manager said a long-term impact on European stocks was also unlikely despite an increase in volatility over the short term, again due to the ECB’s previous market intervention.Jean-Pierre Durante of Pictet Wealth Management said the main contagion risk remained political.“In equity markets, the firm said short-term investments already exited euro-zone stocks after a [recent] 10% correction, with longer-term investors carrying on in equities based on the impact of QE in fixed income markets,” he said. “We can expect that equity markets should not correct much more than 5%.”Durante said bonds were a market to monitor, and key to it would be contagion risk to other bailed-out euro-zone economies.AXA IM’s head of research and investment strategy, Eric Chaney, said that, while the euro-zone awaited the outcome of a Greek default, volatility would settle in, with the euro down against the dollar by about 5%.“Other markets will decline, though to a lesser degree,” Chaney said.“We see global markets down by around 5%, depending on the stock market beta. As the US will be considered as a safe haven, Wall Street will correct less; other markets will presumably print deeper red numbers (on uncertainty and fear).”He warned Spanish and Italian debt yields could rise by 3 percentage points.However, Brewin Dolphin warned the risk of contagion was being underplayed.“We cannot take the creditors’ claims that contagion will be contained at face value – rather, these statements were made to strengthen their negotiating positions,” it said.“The contagious implications are that any creditors to euro-denominated cross-border loans will be sweating now.“German banks have some $13bn of cross-border exposure to Greece, with US and UK banks holding similar amounts.”However, it added: “Some of this will be secured on euro cash flows, so the exposure looks limited overall – particularly in the context of Lehman Brothers’ nearly $800bn debts. “The economy is stronger and the banking system than those dark days.”last_img read more

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Disabled workers’ scheme switches to ‘cheaper’ passive strategy

first_imgLast year, it increased its stake in its “inclusion portfolio” of 50 companies that were willing to employ disabled people, adding €100m. It also added €100m to its green bonds allocation.PWRI’s equity allocation represents nearly two thirds of its return portfolio, which in turn accounts for 57% of its overall investments.Equities fall, bonds gain PWRI, the €8.5bn Dutch sector scheme for disabled workers in a sheltered environment, has switched to a passive equity strategy citing costs and ESG reasons.In its annual report for 2018, the scheme said passive management would reduce costs and make sustainable investing easier “as it offered more scope for responsible investing, including reducing carbon emissions”.It said it intended to split its equity holdings into two passive global portfolios, with scope to accommodate its own ESG approach.The closed industry-wide scheme added that it wanted to increase its focus on investments in companies that paid additional attention to issues such as workload, health and safety. European equities were a drag on PWRI’s performance, but European bonds softened the impact with gainsThe pension fund posted an overall loss of 4.2% for 2018 – an underperformance of 0.9 percentage points – which it largely attributed to a loss of almost 11% on its equity investments in Europe and emerging markets.Its inclusion portfolio lost 7%.PWRI’s holdings of European bonds were among the few asset classes to generate positive results, with returns ranging from 0.2% to 2%.It incurred losses of up to 4.5% on credit, and reported negative returns of up to 8.4% on emerging market debt.In contrast, direct property and private equity gained 9.2% and 4.5%, respectively. Residential mortgages added 1.8%, but green bonds declined by 0.2%.The pension fund reduced its interest rate hedge from 26.3% to 25%, with the intention to raise the cover when interest rates rise.Funding changesLast year, the sector scheme received a €10m contribution from the ministry of social affairs for the first time. The reparation payment followed legislation known as Participatiewet, passed in 2015, which required companies to directly hire disabled workers who were previously employed in dedicated workshops.The change meant hired workers accrued pensions with company funds instead of PWRI, depriving PWRI of new members and contributions. The compensation payments will be paid annually over the next 40 years.PWRI said its administration costs dropped by €8 to €72 per participant. Its asset management and transaction costs were 28bps and 14bps, respectively.At the end of July the scheme’s funding stood at 109%. Last year, it granted its 203,000 participants and pensioners an inflation compensation payment of 0.3%.last_img read more

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Defending EPL title is tougher, De Bruyne warns Liverpool

first_imgMan City star Kevin De Bruyne has warned Liverpool how difficult it is to win back-to-back Premier League titles. Manchester City successfully defended their crown in the 2018/19 season but were pushed all the way by Liverpool.Advertisement “It was harder than we expected and we needed a very big fight with them to get it done,” De Bruyne told the Daily Mail.“Mentally, sometimes it’s tougher. Some teams are a little more focused on beating you.“Sometimes, some people find it more difficult after winning to get that same feeling again. It is very difficult to recreate the same feeling even with the same team.Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City were denied a third successive Premier League title by LiverpoolRead Also: Messi: Barcelona president harassed in first public outing“There is so much in life that goes on personally. Every little thing can change you. Injury can change you. Football is all about circumstances and it’s already difficult enough to try and win one, never mind twice.“I think they [Liverpool] can reach the levels again. I don’t think you need to change the team to have the same feeling or ambition. But I don’t know how they feel. I don’t know their desire. For everyone, it is personal.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Best Cars Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… Pep Guardiola’s men finished on 98 points, just one ahead of Liverpool, who responded by finishing 18 points ahead of City last season to end their 30-year wait for a league title.last_img read more

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