European pension fund tenders $200 microfinance debt mandate

first_imgAn undisclosed European pension fund has tendered a $200m (€160m) microfinance debt mandate using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1468, the client’s preference is for a segregated account or single investor fund.Asset managers should have a three-year track record (preferably five) and at least $500m in assets under management (AUM).Minimum AUM and track record are strict limits. The closing date for applications is 28 November.Interested parties should state performance – gross of fees – to the end of September.For any questions regarding this search, please email info@ipe-quest.com. Questions will not be accepted after the 25 November. For full information, please go to http://www.ipe-quest.com/search.htm.last_img read more

Apartments hit new high

first_img443 Queen St by CBUSNEW apartment prices have jumped to a record high despite a drop in the number of sales.The latest Brisbane Apartment Essentials report by Urbis shows the average sales price increased by $87,000 in the last quarter, driving the weighted average price up to $767,000 – the highest ever recorded by the property analysis firm. The increase was driven by the higher average sales prices being achieved in the inner East Brisbane precinct ($1.33 million) and the Brisbane CBD ($1.28 million), according to the report.It comes at the same time as a penthouse sold off-the-plan in the Brisbane CBD for over $6 million — six times the city’s median unit sales price. This one goes on the market soon …The four-bedroom luxury pad has sold to a local Brisbane buyer, and is located on the 47th floor of the 443 Queen Stdevelopment being constructed by Cbus Property.It is one of two penthouses in the striking building, with the second one launching to the market soon. “We have already received a number of enquiries for the second penthouse and we are confident this will sell off-the-plan,” Cbus CEO Adrian Pozzo said.Urbis Property Economics and Research director Paul Riga said owner-occupier buyers were responsible for the increased price points in the last quarter, representing 48 per cent of all buyers.“Importantly, the majority of these sales are in projects that are in presale stage or under construction — indicating that buyers are becoming more willing to transact off-the-plan if the right opportunity presents itself,” he said.Local and interstate investors accounted for 19 per cent and 16 per cent of sales respectively, according to the report.Overall sales were down from 154 in the first quarter to 130 in the last quarter.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe Inner South (32 sales) and Inner North (33 sales) precincts both offered more affordable stock at $569,000 and $676,000 respectively, representing one third of all sales, according to the Urbis report.Meanwhile, the latest Quarterly Apartment Report from Place Advisory is also predicting green shoots for the local apartment market, with that report suggesting prices had increased 1.7 per cent in the last quarter.Place Advisory director Lachlan Walker said Brisbane remained a buyers market, with a lot of units available for 2008 prices. But he warned that trend would not last, with no new major releases expected over the next six months. “175 unconditional sales were recorded in inner Brisbane during the June quarter, up 31 from the previous quarter, and totalling $118 million,” Mr Walker said.“The weighted average price — it’s a modest increase, but it’s promising.” Currently on the market for under that average is a two-bedroom apartment on level eight in Bohemia at West End ($625,000), the last remaining off-the-plan two bedroom apartment in Lume at Kangaroo Point ($615,000) and a two-bedroom apartment in the Brisbane Skytower in the CBD (from $492,000). Just three apartments are left at the now completed Mode Newstead development.The Place report said that at the end of the June quarter, only 21 per cent of the total new apartment market remained available for purchase.Mr Walker said there were currently 54 projects being sold off the plan in inner Brisbane, but several of those developments had pushed back their expected completion dates.“Of the 1936 new apartments currently available for sale, 30 per cent are expected to complete construction in the second half of 2018, 31 per cent in 2019 and the balance in 2020,” he said.“This means remaining supply will settle in a more staggered nature, softening any potential negative impacts to the market.”Realm Projects managing director Shane Foley, whose company markets new developments including Mode, said many buyers were also now opting to see the finished product before committing to a sale. “From 2013 to 2016, off-the-plan sales were very strong in the Brisbane apartment market … but now, as the market has shifted, buyers are waiting for projects to finish construction, and as a result, sales figures for newly-completed developer stock have risen,” he said.This trend was also recognised in the Urbis report.“Resales of new product is certainly impacting the overall demand, but it also highlights that interest in Brisbane is still present, with positive investment and employment drivers giving buyers, particularly investors, added confidence.” Mr Riga of Urbis said.last_img read more

Indians Fall To Twisters In Tennis

first_imgMilan lost to Oldenburg 3-2.Indians winners included Brent Quatman at #2 singles and #1 doubles team of Josh Bixler and Peyton Cann!Indians JV won 2-0.Milan winners were Dalton Messer at singles and the doubles duo of Isaac Rosenbarger & Hunter Holten.Courtesy of MHS Student Chris Hawk.last_img

Lyness offers internships

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — State Representative Randy Lyness is accepting applications for the legislative intern program.Internships are open to college sophomores and up, including graduate students and recent graduates. Interns are paid and earn college credit for the experience.For more information email h68@iga.in.gov or call 317-234-9380 or go online to   indianahouserepublicans.com/forms/2018-house-republican-intern-application/ .last_img

Big CHAN Battle: Imama pleads for support, patience from Nigerians

first_imgRelatedPosts Abia Warriors appoint new head coach COVID-19: Three new cases in Ogun are Togo returnees – Commissioner Yobo doesn’t need coaching experience to be on Eagles bench — Bosso Head Coach of Super Eagles B, Imama Amapakabo, has called on football loving Nigerians to turn out en masse and support the Eagles massively as they battle the Sparrow Hawks of Togo at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Saturday.The CHAN 2020 second leg qualifying match is a game Nigeria must win by at least 3-0 to scale through to the finals billed for Cameroon next year summer, and the former goalkeeper says what the team needs to achieve the ultimate goal is total backing from Nigerians.Amapakabo said: “We have done what we need to do for the work at hand.“We have learnt a lot going into this encounter and we are very optimistic everything will turn out well.“What we cannot provide for ourselves is support.“And that is why we are asking for full support and understanding all through the game.“The players need every show of love for optimal output on the pitch.”The Eagles had their last intensive training at the venue of the match on Friday morning as the rains showered across Lagos.The session lasted from 8am through 10am.Nigeria lost by 4-1 to Togo in the first game played last month in Lome despite scoring first and taking good control of the match for a major part of the 90 minutes.Since the first game, eight new players who were not in Lome have joined the team and this has given the team better colouring and a lot more positive charge.The aggregate winner of the two-legged fixture will qualify for the African Nations Championship to be hosted by Cameroon next year.Nigeria is hoping to qualify and finish better than their silver medal outing in Morocco last year, while the Togolese are looking for a first berth at the continental competition designed solely for professionals featuring in their domestic leagues.Tags: chanImama AmapakaboSuper Eagles BTogolast_img read more

Pinnick Hails Zenith Bank for AFCON 2019 Ticket

first_imgAmaju Pinnick The NFF President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, has hailed Zenith Bank Plc. for its support towards the qualification of the Super Eagles for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) slated for Cameroon.Pinnick made the remarks at the weekend when he visited the Head Office of the bank.While presenting an autographed jersey of the Super Eagles to the Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Peter Amangbo, as a thank you gesture from all the players for the bank’s support towards the team’s qualification for the 2019 AFCON, Pinnick thanked the bank for its continuous support towards the development of football and sports in general in the country.He noted that the story may have been different if not for the bank’s contributions and support, which was no doubt very vital to the recent qualification of the Super Eagles for the 2019 AFCON Championship.While responding, Amangbo reaffirmed the commitment of the bank towards supporting all the national football teams, and promised to continue to fulfill its part of the partnership with a view to ensuring that Nigerian national football teams take their pride of place in global football.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

“No need to panic”

first_imgJamaicans travelling to the US should breathe easy – Jamaican Consul GeneralBY Garth A. RoseFranz Hall, Jamaican Consul General to the South Eastern USA, and based in Miami, says information gathered by the consulate offices in Miami, there is no basis for panic by Jamaicans traveling to the US.Since the Trump administration signed an immigration executive order banning migrants from several mainly Muslim countries, and began enforcing existing immigration laws there have been rumors of increasing numbers of Jamaicans denied entry at US airports.A recent report from Jamaica indicated that Hall in an interview broadcast on a Jamaican radio station said he was concerned a number of Jamaicans who arrived at the Hobby International Airport in Houston, Texas, were denied entry to the US, and had their visas cancelled.Hall…no need to panicIn an interview with National Weekly Hall said he cannot speak to, or verify information that implies several Jamaicans have been denied entry into the US at the nation’s airports, or had their US visa cancelled. He said it was however, a fact that at the Hobby International Airport in Houston, three Jamaicans were recently denied entry. This included a woman who was denied entry subsequent to her cell-phone being searched by US immigration officers.“When the incidences of Jamaicans being denied entry into the US increases from zero to three within weeks at the same airport, that is something that we need to look into,” Hall said.He said the Jamaican Consulate research has not revealed incidents of wide scale denial of Jamaicans entering US ports. Hall cited, that this research indicated more Jamaicans were denied entry into the US during the corresponding January to March period in 2016, than were denied entry since the Trump administration assumed office. He also cited that more Jamaicans were deported during February to March 2016, than the corresponding period this year. “I don’t think there is a situation that exists that warrants panic among people coming to the US from Jamaica, although incidents like those that occurred Houston’s Hobby airport where Jamaicans can fly into directly from Jamaica warrants  looking into.”Hall also said the Consulates research supported information National Weekly sourced from immigration officers at both the Miami and Fort Lauderdale International Airports that in cases where Jamaicans have been denied entry it is usually related to problems with their landing documentation, prior legal problems, not directly related to any recent US immigration policy.On the Jamaican radio program, “Both Sides of the Story’, which is aired on Power 106 FM, Hall said although Jamaican authorities are concerned about the incidents at the Houston airport, he conceded immigration officials in any foreign country have the right to determine who they allow into that country. He also said Jamaica has a responsibility to ensure that its citizens are treated fairly when they travel abroad.last_img read more

Coronation Foursomes celebrates historic year

first_img27 Apr 2018 Coronation Foursomes celebrates historic year Tags: Coronation Foursomes, Great Britain, Ireland Women and girls from golf clubs across Great Britain and Ireland are being encouraged to join over 25,000 golfers in entering the 2018 Coronation Foursomes to celebrate the 65th anniversary of this iconic event.The R&A is continuing its drive to encourage more women and girls into playing golf, with the Coronation Foursomes growing to become one of the largest domestic golf participation events.The theme of a ‘New Tradition’ will run throughout this year’s historic event and will celebrate the camaraderie, companionship and friendly competition that women and girls have enjoyed over the last 64 years.Local competitions can be organised by golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland to give golfers a dream chance to reach the Grand Final played over the Eden Course at the ‘Home of Golf’ in St Andrews on Monday 24 September.The 32 finalists will stay at the prestigious Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa and have the chance to book a place in the Pro-Am for the 2019 Ricoh Women’s British Open.Established in 1953 to celebrate the Queen’s Coronation, the team event is open to all members of affiliated golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland who hold a current CONGU handicap of 36 or under.Over 25,000 competitors from 1,200 clubs took part last year with more encouraged to tee it up in 2018 and have the chance to etch their names in the Coronation Foursomes roll of honour.Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development at The R&A, said: “We are striving to make golf more accessible and appealing for women and girls and know that events like the Coronation Foursomes offer them opportunities to socialise and build new friendships, while experiencing the camaraderie which has made it such a popular occasion over the last 64 years.”Any club affiliated to a home union can run a qualifying round, played over 18 holes of foursomes stableford.The best 100 scores based on nett differential will then qualify for the Area Finals, held at 16 venues around Great Britain and Ireland before the top 16 teams book their trip to St Andrews (including travel and awards dinner) for the showpiece finale.Qualifying rounds for this year’s event can be held up until the 20 June 2018 closing date and entries submitted online via randa.orgPlease visit the Coronation Foursomes webpage to enter or find out more information.Image courtesy The R&A/John Stewartlast_img read more

Barcelona also sweeps the individual awards

first_imgThat Barcelona has been the finest crew in the First Iberdrola till its suspension has no doubts. And actually, his numbers haven’t solely made him the fifth crew to take the title undefeated, nevertheless it has also swept the individual awards. The Barça gamers take the high positions in the statistics. The utmost win, the zamora and the most assistant also have a blue colour.Jenni Hermoso, yet another 12 months, has grow to be the high scorer in the championship. The Madrilenian has been in recent times apart from the season she performed at PSG. Final 12 months he already gained the rojiblanco award and this one as a azulgrana. Complete, He scored 23 objectives, three of them with a penalty and 6 to open the scoring. Not far behind was her teammate Oshoala. The Nigerian with 20 objectives, none from a penalty, stayed in second place, removed from the third categorised, Peke with 14. Between the two Barça gamers they scored 43 objectives, the similar as Atlético’s total crew and three lower than Depor, the second-highest scoring crew in the championship behind Barça, with 86. The work of Sandra Paños also has a prize. The Catalan objective solely conceded 5 objectives in 19 video games. That’s, it fitted considerably each 342 minutes. The objective has solely been misplaced two video games of the First Iberdrola, which Pamela Tajonar performed. In reality, Barcelona in the total championship has solely conceded six objectives.Caroline Graham Hansen has been one in all the nice protagonists of the championship. His sport has impressed and has left prime quality particulars. In reality, it also has its personal specific prize. The Norwegian has been the most assistant of the championship with 9 objective passes, yet another than the Swedish Jakobsson del Tacon. The winger not solely assists, however also scores. Seven objectives have scored in the fourteen video games he has performed. After the Norwegian and the Swedish, two extra azulgranas: Alexia Putellas with eight assists and Marta Torrejón, with seven.last_img read more

Health Promoters Network Appeals to Health Workers to Return to Work

first_imgThe Health Promoters’ Network of Liberia (HPNL) has called on health workers to reconsider their decision to go on strike.The group has promised to coordinate closely with the Ministry of Health and health partners to address the growing concerns of the aggrieved health workers.The group, made up of Liberian journalists covering health issues, said it acknowledged the numerous contributions health workers are making in the country and is appealing to them to take the issue of the Ebola virus as a national health crisis.The group said in the midst of the Ebola crisis, the decision to abandon health facilities will only add to the increasing number of Ebola cases and deaths across Liberia.The group called on the leadership to once more dialogue with officials of the Ministry of the Health and Social Welfare, partners and relevant authorities to deliver on promises made to health workers especially those assigned at various Ebola treatment units.HPNL coordinator Victor Seah said only dialogue not strike action can resolve the issues of benefits and salaries of health workers.HPNL said abandoning of Ebola patients or suspected persons will lead to the spread of the virus and every measure being deployed by government with support from the international community to stop the spread of the virus will deteriorate and all efforts will be meaningless.According to the group, the strike will have negative consequences on those suffering from Ebola and would adversely affect progress made so far in the fight against the disease.The Health Promoters of Liberia wants health workers planning to go on strike to uphold their ethics in responding to their duties as always and allow their leadership to negotiate with the leadership of the Government of Liberia in addressing their concern.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more