PHOTOS: The Revivalists Blow Roof Off DC’s 9:30 Club, 11/15/2017 & 11/16/2017

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Keith Griner Photo: Keith Griner The Revivalists | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC | 11/15 & 16/2017 | Photos: Phierce Photo Last week, The Revivalists were hitting it hard, offering up a fiery two-night stand at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club. With singer and frontman Dave Shaw leading the way with his soulful vocals and the band’s tight musicality highlighted across both performances, The Revivalists’ back-to-back performances in Washington DC showed the band at its best. You can check out photos from the group’s two-night run at our nation’s capital below, courtesy of Phierce Photo.The Revivalists Perform Two Songs On Jimmy Kimmel Livelast_img

Russell Investments awarded £15bn LGPS pooling mandate

first_imgEight public sector pension funds in Wales have appointed Russell Investments and Link Asset Services to help pool and run £15bn (€17bn) of investments.The Wales Pension Partnership (WPP) – one of eight asset pools being set up by UK local government pension schemes (LGPS) – announced today that Link Asset Services would operate a collective investment vehicle to pool its assets.Russell has been appointed for investment advice and manager selection. The mandates for Russell and Link include portfolio construction, cost reduction, currency hedging, transition management and other services.Chris Moore, director of corporate services at Carmarthenshire County Council, described the appointments as “a significant milestone” in pooling the Welsh funds’ assets. Peter Hugh Smith, managing director of Link Fund Solutions, part of Link Asset Services, said: “We are pleased to have been selected by WPP to facilitate the pooling of the assets of the eight existing local government pension schemes in Wales.“The pooling of the assets into a collective investment vehicle means the constituent authorities will benefit from enhanced governance and the protection of a regulated tax transparent structure.”Jim Leggate, head of UK institutional and Middle East at Russell Investments, added that pooling “provides the opportunity to deliver significant savings over the long-term, which will create additional value for scheme members”.In 2016, WPP appointed BlackRock to run nearly £3bn of passive mandates on behalf of the eight pension funds, replacing State Street Global Advisors and Legal & General Investment Management. This arrangement will continue outside of the collective investment vehicle being established by Link.The LGPS pools must be ready to accept assets from early April, according to the government’s deadline.Link is one of the UK’s leading fund administration providers, and according to its website oversees roughly £45bn of annual payments across various product types.last_img read more

Squash: 12-year-old wins two categories, defeats number one seeded player

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: Winter Olympics star gives palliative to Nigerians Oyo Unity Cup ends in grand style, Ogo Oluwa/Surelere emerge champions Three feared killed in police, Keke Marwa operators clash in Lagos Mistura Durosinlorun, a 12-year-old, defeated the number one seeded player, Favour Utukpe, in the U-16 category at the final of the 2019 edition of the Ex-Squash Pros Diaspora,.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the third edition of the Ex-Squash Pros Diaspora served off at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on November 14 and will end on November 16.Durosinlorun told NAN that defeating the number seeded player would further boost her confidence during tournaments.She said: “I’m so excited I won; last month, when we met at a tournament, Favour won, then I made up my mind to keep pushing.“I know I need to sustain this so I need to train harder to remain consistent, and I intend to give it all it takes.”NAN reports that 14-year Utukpe lost 3-1 to Durosinlorun.Temitope Olusoji, a player who came to watch the finals, attributed Utukpe’s loss to her new found love for social media.Olusoji said: “Since she got her phone, she began to cut down on the number of hours she trains for.“That phone distracted her.“If she probably didn’t have the phone she would have won.”In her defence, Utukpe told NAN that she feels miserable losing to Durosinlorun at the finals.She said: “Words cannot describe how I feel right now; it’s even more painful because I don’t know where these assumptions are coming from.“My mum bought the phone for me and she only gave it to me recently, so it’s not true.“If I had won, they won’t be saying all these.“I will just train hard for a comeback.“This is a temporary setback.“The better player won today.”In the finals of the U-13 category for boys, Dominion Utukpe of Lagos State defeated Daniel Nzei of Akwa Ibom 3-1.For U-13 girls, Durosinlorun of Kwara State defeated Jennifer Madukaozor of Abia 3-1.For U-16 category for boys, Wisdom Nzei of Akwa Ibom defeated Joseph Eniafoghe of Head Waters Academy 3-2.In the first edition of the above 45 category, in the women’s category, Osarumwense Ogbemi defeated Sadia Akande 2-0 .In the over 45 men, Daniel Enaholo defeated Yusuf Durosinlorun 2-0, father of Mistura and the Tournament Director.Tags: SrueleeSurulerelast_img read more