Sweden’s AP3 has announced that the senior equity manager due to begin work in mid-September has now decided not to join the national pensions buffer fund after all.The Stockholm-based fund said in a short statement: “Rikard Forssmed, who was to start as a senior equity manager at AP3 in mid-September, announced in early August that he had chosen not to take up the position.”Forssmed was one of two new investment team hires named in May to fill vacancies arising as part of an overhaul of the investment operation by Pablo Bernengo, CIO of the SEK393.7bn (€38.3bn) fund.Forssmed, who has worked at Swedbank Robur for 18 years, told IPE he had decided to continue working at his long-time employer rather than move to the state buffer fund. “Swedbank Robur and I have had good and constructive discussions recently,” he said.“This has led to my decision to stay on as portfolio manager for Swedbank Robur. So, I will continue in my role as portfolio manager for Swedbank Robur USA,” he added.At AP3, Forssmed had been set to manage an active equities mandate with a global focus.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
Mr. Jeffrey Dean “Jeff” Minch, age 46, of Moorefield, Indiana, entered this life on December 30, 1969, in Greenfield, Indiana, the loving son of, Bobby Dean Minch, whom preceded him in death and Lynda (Dawson) Minch McKenzie. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where he was a 1988 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. On November 14, 1989 Jeff was blessed with a daughter, Ashley Nicole. Jeff was inducted into the United States Navy in 1992 and was honorably discharged in 1994. Jeff was united in marriage on April 20, 1997, in Lamb, Indiana, to Tina Switzer and to this union arrived two daughters, Cheyenne and Shawnee to bless their home. Jeff and Tina shared 19 years of marriage together until his death. Jeff was currently employed as a diesel mechanic for Chandler Chevrolet in Madison, Indiana, for several years. He was a former diesel mechanic for Republic Diesel in Louisville, Kentucky and was a former employee for Legner in Trimble County, Kentucky, Artisan in Carroll County, Kentucky, Heckett Multiserv in Carroll County, Kentucky and for Ohio Valley Asphalt in Carroll County, Kentucky. Jeff resided all of his life in the Switzerland County community. He was a member of The Wagon Train Association. Jeff was affectionately known as “Ten Bears” and was nicknamed that by the McKenzie family. Jeff enjoyed deer hunting, riding horses, crafting, but most of all, socializing with his friends and spending time with his family. Jeff will be dearly missed by his loving family and numerous friends. Jeff passed away at 4:52 pm, Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Jeff will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 19 years: Tina (Switzer) Minch of Moorefield, IN; his loving daughters: Ashley Nicole Harding and her husband: Ken of Covington, KY, Cheyenne Minch of Moorefield, IN and Shawnee Minch of Moorefield, IN; his adoring grandchildren: Abri and Wesson Harding of Covington, KY; his loving mother and step-father: Lynda (Dawson) and Hardly McKenzie of Vevay, IN; his sister: Shannan L. Abrams and her husband: Joe of Hanover, IN and his several uncles, aunts, cousins and numerous friends.He was preceded in death by his father: Bobby Dean Minch, died August 8, 1993; his paternal grandparents: Charles H. “C.H” and Frances (Wright) Minch; his maternal grandparents: Clyde and Zelpha (Reeves) Dawson and his cousin: William Joseph “Joey” Minch, died July 31, 2016.A Memorial Gathering will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the funeral home.A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the home of Jeff and Tina Minch. All family and friends are invited to have a last drink in Jeff’s honor.Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Fund for the girls. Checks payable to Tina Minch. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Connersville, In. — The Indiana Audubon Society is hosting its annual spring birding gathering at its Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, outside Connersville, on May 5. The event includes a multitude of speakers, field hikes, as well as a chance to see birds up close and in the hand with bird banding demonstrations.Afternoon presentations at the sanctuary will look at tropical birding tour opportunities, including upcoming Costa Rica tours with Indiana Audubon, activities and history of the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, and a look at how shade-grown coffee is helping both the birds and the environment. The Saturday afternoon headline presentation will explore the science of bird sounds and how birders can expand upon their birding by ear knowledge.“Mary Gray in the spring is a magical place,” said Indiana Audubon executive director. “the entire sanctuary explodes in birdsong, blooming wildflowers, and more. It’s truly a special place to visit in early May.”Early bird registration for the weekend events is $15 per person and includes complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner around a campfire at the end of the day. Registration can be found on the events page here. A special native plants work day, called the ‘Weed Wrangle’ will occur the next morning at the sanctuary as well.Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is located at 3499 Bird Sanctuary Rd, Connersville. For more information about the weekend festival, call (765) 827-5109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Indiana Audubon Society and to search for programs near you, visit them on the web.
Zach Blurton worked his way from ninth starting to first at the finish of Saturday’s United Rebel Sprint Series feature at El Paso County Raceway. (Photo by Don Holbrook, Freebird Motorsports Marketing)CALHAN, Colo. (June 23) – Zach Blurton won his first feature of the year with the United Rebel Sprint Series as he bested a 19-car field at El Paso County Raceway.Nick Haygood and Brian Herbert brought the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field to the green with Herbert getting the jump on the initial start only to have it negated by a couple cars tangling in turn on. On the ensuing restart, Haygood jumped into the lead and held Herbert at bay for the first three laps before Herbert made his move to take over the number one spot.Herbert’s lead only lasted two laps before Haygood regained the front spot, only to get high a lap later, allowing Herbert back by and falling to sixth.In the meantime, the ninth starting Blurton was moving his way up through the field and was third by lap seven and took over second on lap nine.By lap 11, Blurton made his move to wrestle the lead from Herbert with Williams taking over third from Pearce one lap later. From there, Blurton cruised to the checkers leading Herbert by over two seconds at the end and also taking the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger award.Ty Williams, Coby Pearce and Haygood rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. Zach Blurton; 2. Brian Herbert; 3. Ty Williams; 4. Coby Pearce; 5. Nick Haygood; 6. Buddy Tubbs; 7. Shane Sundquist; 8. Ryan Ellinger; 9. Kevin Schramek; 10. Skyler Hughes; 11. Chad Salem; 12. Todd Plemons; 13. Nick Nichols; 14. Lonnie Cox; 15. Brian Hardman; 16. Kyle Johnson; 17. Travis Almen; 18. Aaron Ploussard; 19. Brad Wasson.
– SR3 Radicals, Drift exhibition to be staged THE Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) officially launched their 2017 Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) on Friday evening.The event was officially opened by Minister of State Joseph Harmon who also gave the feature address at the GT Motorsports hall.Speaking to those in attendance, Harmon said, “I want to say that is something to which we can commit to working with the GMR&SC to achieve that goal. I think this is the vision we have to give to Guyanese, we have to start thinking big and we have to start acting big.”He commended the club for its organisational and management skills as well.Also present was Minister of Public Works, David Patterson, who echoed the sentiments of Minister Harmon.“Quietly and admittedly with not as much help from the government, whichever government, you’ve been able to annually provide a top-class sporting activity in the Caribbean, so for that you should be congratulated.”The event was opened by vice -president Hansraj Singh who contended that this year will feature two new dimensions in the SR3 Radicals and a professional drifting exhibition out of Trinidad & Tobago.“I feel the Guyanese people are in for a treat with the two new dimensions that are being delivered here,” he added.Also in attendance was the Director of Tourism, Donald Sinclair, who commended the body for always putting on a high class event.He also spoke about how important events like the CMRC are to sport tourism locally and advancing that as a product.GMR&SC President Rameez Mohamed, in closing remarks, thanked those who turned up to support the event.
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Facebook Twitter Google+ PITTSBURGH — Those final moments were a blur.Jim Boeheim had to yell at Jerami Grant for not trying the long pass, but he was too busy celebrating. C.J. Fair lost his voice in about five seconds after the shot went down. Tyler Ennis knows he yelled, but for the life of him he can’t remember what he said.A few things were clear. Ennis had just made the biggest shot of his life — and possibly the greatest in Syracuse history — from about 35 feet away. Ennis had just shown more emotion than he had all season. Somehow, the No. 1 Orange (24-0, 11-0 Atlantic Coast) pulled out a 58-56 win against No. 25 Pittsburgh (20-5, 8-4) in the Petersen Events Center. The freshman’s shot silenced the 12,935 that thought they had witnessed No. 1 go down.Boeheim tried to rack his brain for the other moments like this. One-thousand-two-hundred-and-fifty-eight is a lot of games to store up in that bald dome. When pressed on the spot he remembered only one other buzzer-beater. In a locker room discussion with assistant coach Mike Hopkins and radio announcer Matt Park, he recalled three more.Still, there can’t be anything quite like that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAn undefeated season on the line. The longest winning streak in program history, too.Ranked No. 1, SU would need a miracle heave from a freshman?Crazier things have happened, but none in Syracuse history.The first shot that Boeheim remembered was Pearl Washington’s. That one came off a missed free throw and from the circle at midcourt.“That game was tied, though,” Boeheim said.Then there were some of Gerry McNamara’s miracles. His buzzer-beater against Georgetown gets bonus points because it was Georgetown, but that game was tied, too. His game-winner against Cincinnati set the stage for his incredible Big East Tournament run and “10 f*cking games,” but at the time it was just an 8-9 game in the first round.Conrad McRae’s Christian Laettner-esque buzzer-beater is the last — plus it was by the offensively inept McRae — but that was to stave off a major upset.Ennis’ heroics were, in Vegas’ eyes, as an underdog and kept this magical Syracuse season unblemished.“He came up with a play to go down in history,” Fair said.And there was no player more fitting to hit this one. He has this knack for getting it done at the end of games. Against Pittsburgh the first time, Miami (Fla.) the second time and Wake Forest the only time, Ennis made the decisive plays — tough plays that a normal freshman can’t make.The shot against the Panthers was one that no one should make, but one his teammates have almost come to expect. Even Boeheim, who never expects a heave like that to go in, said he thought this one was on its way down once it came off Ennis’ hand.“They kind of trust me now,” Ennis said, “so they’re happy, but I don’t think they’re too surprised.”Every time Ennis does something amazing, it seems there’s no way to top it. First there was his sequence of plays the last time SU played Pitt. Two driving layups that kept Syracuse undefeated on Jan. 18.That was probably the peak of Ennis-mania — when national media finally asked if he was the best freshman in the country and lumped him in with the likes of Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker.He doesn’t always play the best, but he plays his best when it matters, and his best is as good as anyone else in the country. At a certain point, it seemed, there was nothing he could do to keep surprising anyone. No single highlight could.And then he had to go deliver one of the biggest highlights in program history.“I think he should just quit basketball now,” Fair said. “Go out on top.”So what’s left for him to work on? Maybe he can show up earlier in the game. Or he can improve his jump shot. A couple of Grant-style dunks would shock people, too, I guess.That’s just nitpicking, though. Instead, he can work on some of the smaller parts of his game.“They said I’ve got to work on my celebrations,” he said.That’s one thing. And for this guy, it might be the only thing.David Wilson is a staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter at @DBWilson2. Comments Published on February 13, 2014 at 1:29 am
Key Syracuse players on both sides of the ball have returned to practice and will be available for the Spring Game on Saturday.Rising junior running back Devante McFarlane participated in practice on Tuesday and will play Saturday, running backs coach DeAndre Smith said. McFarlane stood on the sideline in a sweatshirt during the Orange’s open practice last Tuesday with an undisclosed injury.Cornerbacks Wayne Morgan (right knee) and Brandon Reddish (lower body) are also good to go on Saturday, defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said.Bullough said there are no other major injuries, though SU head coach Scott Shafer said that there are a couple players injured in the spring who will not compete.Said Shafer: “I’m going to wait until the doctors tell me officially that they can’t play. If they don’t practice Thursday, I’ll probably back off even though they may play if it was a gameday situation.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on April 16, 2014 at 1:09 am Contact Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+
Before USC begins its stretch of Pac-12 play, the USC men’s tennis team will host one last nonconference opponent and hope to add yet another tally to their 38-match win streak.The No. 1 Trojans (18-0) will take on No. 42 Boise State (16-5) today at 3 p.m. at Marks Stadium in USC’s effort to remain undefeated entering conference play, which begins Friday.Streaking alongside his squad is No. 2 senior Steve Johnson, who remains undefeated in singles this year and has won 51 consecutive singles matches dating to last January.Undefeated · Senior Steve Johnson and the No.1 Trojans are 18-0 on the season. Boise State will mark their last match before conference play. – Chris Roman | Daily Trojan“[Johnson] is a great example for everyone. We reflect and talk about it all the time — how hungry he is and how motivated he is,” USC coach Peter Smith said. “A lot of that comes with confidence and he’s extremely confident right now.”Fellow senior Daniel Nguyen, who is ranked No. 16 in singles, is also in a groove with nine straight singles wins.Besides the two seniors, USC features four other ranked players in singles, including sophomores Ray Sarmiento and Emilio Gomez — ranked No. 24 and No. 41, respectively — and freshmen Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz, ranked No. 30 and No. 121, respectively.In doubles action, Johnson and Hanfmann comprise the No. 6 duo in the nation, but Smith has recently featured a new combination of Johnson and Quiroz, who have won four in a row together.“It was actually just an experiment at first, but it’s going pretty well,” Smith said. “We’ll have some very good options down the road.”Nguyen and Sarmiento, however, have remained a constant pair and stand at No. 21 in the nation with a 17-4 record for the season.With experience playing beside one another in the fall, Hanfmann and Gomez make up USC’s third pair and have gone 3-1 together in the dual match season.USC’s 6-1 victory over No. 10 Florida last Monday marked the Trojans’ sixth win over a top-10 opponent.Although the Trojans will face a weaker opponent in the Broncos, Smith insists there is no place for complacency on his team.“In anything, if you ever think you’ve made it, you’re done,” Smith said. “You’re always on a journey upwards. Every single guy has a lot of things to work on.”Boise State, riding an eight-game win streak, features two ranked singles players in No. 48 James Meredith and No. 55 Damian Hume.The match against the Broncos will be USC’s last home match before kicking off conference play with a four-match road trip.“It’s always special playing at home, but we’re going to take it like another match and continue to build and improve,” Sarmiento said.The Trojans claim that their longstanding win streak dating to last February speaks to their high standards as a tennis power seeking their fourth consecutive NCAA championship in May.“We won three [championships] in a row. This is nothing new to us,” Smith said. “There’s an expectation level here that is unlike any other school in the country.”
Editor’s note: Prepare yourselves for the spring seasons of Syracuse Athletics with our 2018 season preview series, which will spotlight senior runner Danielle Delgado, next-in-line hurdler David Gilstrap, former freshman tennis standout Miranda Ramirez and Syracuse softball’s sophomore ace, Alexa Romero.Danielle Delgado was never interested in taking the easy route. As an eighth grader in 2010, new to competitive club track and field, Delgado thought the hurdles looked fun and decided to give it a try.By the time she began high school, Delgado had become one of the top hurdlers her age in the country.“Ninety-nine out of 100 kids come in saying they’re sprinters,” Prime Time Track Club head coach Johnny Allen said. “Danielle was the type of young lady who came in, and whatever I asked her to do, she had no problem doing it.”Delgado has translated that mindset to Syracuse University, where she is one of the school’s top hurdlers. Delgado is the only 400-meter hurdler at SU in the last eight years. Additionally, Delgado has competed in eight different events including sprints, hurdles, relays and throwing.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Delgado, track has been the focus since she joined Prime Time Track Club along with some of her neighborhood friends from Somerset, New Jersey. She immediately gravitated toward hurdles. She loved the idea of jumping over them during a race.“She liked hurdles more than running,” her mother Yvette said. “We were all surprised when she said ‘I like this’ and we were all like ‘OK’ thinking it would just last a minute.”Track proved to be Delgado’s calling. By June 2010, just after joining Allen’s track club, Delgado won the 100-meter hurdles in the New Jersey state championship and finished fifth in the 100-meter dash. Weeks later, she finished second in the 100-meter hurdles and seventh in the 100-meter dash at regionals, competing against strong track states such as New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.Within two months of joining the team, Delgado was on a plane to Sacramento, California, to compete at the USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships.“That was the most nervous I’ve ever felt in all of my track career,” Delgado said. “I wasn’t eating. I didn’t know what to expect.”She always gets nervous before races, Yvette said, but on a hot, sunny day in central California, Delgado did something she had never done in a race before. She fell.Delgado hung with the pack, but she clipped the last hurdle and tumbled forward. Delgado rose to her feet and completed the race last in her heat, finishing 30th of 33 competitors. After two months of near-perfection, Delgado stumbled on the biggest stage a 13-year-old could compete on. Somber and embarrassed, Delgado angrily trudged back up towards the stands of Hughes Stadium at Sacramento City College.As she made her way up, Allen met his young runner halfway.“This will not be your last nationals,” Allen said to Delgado.Allen let her pass up to the stands where she sat alone, thinking about the race.“I knew she was devastated,” Allen said.She didn’t want to talk about it. Not that day. But the next morning, Delgado and Allen were eating breakfast in their hotel in Sacramento, and Allen repeated his message.“This will not be your last nationals,” he said.After starting high school, Delgado added the 400-meter hurdles to her repertoire and thrived at it. As a high school freshman, Delgado asserted herself early on as a key contributor.At Prime Time Track Club, she competed against other track clubs in the USA Track and Field circuit. But in high school, everything was public and there were more athletes and therefore more competition.Still, at 14 years old, Delgado finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles in the New Jersey state championship, against 17- and 18-year-olds.“It was kind of eye-opening,” said Dashaun Gourdine, head coach of Franklin High School, where Delgado attended school and ran competitively. “She was going to be something special.”Despite her top-level finish at the state meet, against many runners two or three years older than her, Delgado wanted more. On the bus ride back to Somerset, Gourdine remembered talking to his freshman hurdler. She repeated one message the whole ride.“I know I can do better,” Delgado said.And just one month after her high school state meet, Delgado found herself in familiar territory for Allen’s track club. She captured first place in the 400-meter and 100-meter hurdles in the state meet, and first and second respectively at the regional meet to qualify for nationals in Wichita, Kansas.There, Delgado finished 15th in the nation in the 400-meter hurdles, and 13th in the 100-meter hurdles.Delgado returned to nationals a third straight year in 2012, after completing her first year of high school. There, in Baltimore, she finished 10th in the 100-meter hurdles despite tweaking her hamstring. Avoiding any further issues, Delgado did not run the 400-meter hurdles.In two years, Delgado moved up 20 spots. She solidified herself on the USA Track and Field track circuit, not just as a short-distance hurdler, but also as a 400-meter-hurdler.“If you mention the 400 to 99.9 percent of athletes, they’ll look at you like ‘Oh no. I don’t do that,’” Allen said. “It’s a test of your will. The 400 is a gruesome race. Now you’re talking about doing hurdles. Now you have to be jumping over obstacles. It’s the premier race of track and field.”“Danielle is that quiet storm,” Allen added. “She had an attitude of ‘ I want to succeed. I want to accomplish.”At Franklin, Delgado thought she would focus more on short-distance hurdles, as it was what she enjoyed much more. Gourdine was determined to change that.He started training Delgado in the 400-meter hurdles, despite some pushback on her part. Gourdine convinced her to hop in a race just to try it and see how went. She competed and finished in a very solid time, Gourdine said, but Delgado didn’t want any part of it.“She was like ‘I’m never doing that again,’” Gourdine remembered Delgado saying. “’That hurts. Oh my gosh. You’re crazy coach.’”But he convinced her to stick with it, adding that the 400-meter hurdles would boost her short-distance hurdling. Gourdine even convinced her to quit cheerleading, which she had done since the second grade, in order to run cross country in the fall and get in better shape before track season.“I didn’t think I could run anything longer than a 400,” Delgado said.She did not like cross country, Yvette, said. But it would improve her fitness and help her reach the next level. She swapped pom-poms for five-kilometer races and a weight room, and she began to drastically improve. Her times dropped drastically and she began receiving interest from college coaches.By senior year, Delgado was competing to be the top hurdler in New Jersey, something she had been constantly chasing since she began running in middle school. And that year, that dream looked attainable.But when the Meet of Champions – the New Jersey state championship – came around in May that year, Delgado came up just short.“I had my heart set on that,” Delgado said. “It took four years.”Later that month, Delgado ran the 100-meter hurdles in the Group 4 sectional meet. After coming up short in the state meet, Delgado felt she had everything to prove, but when the gun went off, Delgado found herself immediately at the back of the pack, and still behind at the 50-meter mark.But after clearing the middle hurdle, Delgado surged. She didn’t notice herself passing anyone. She looked straight ahead, not expecting to see her name in first place. When she finished, tired and out of breath, she didn’t think that she won, but everyone else knew she did.She finished the race in a personal-record time of 13.85 seconds. No one else broke 14.“When she crossed the line I was like ‘Woah!,’” Gourdine said. “‘Did she just run what I think she ran?’”Delgado ran to her head coach and gave him a massive hug, crying against his body.“I’ll never forget that race,” Gourdine said. “It was just me and her, after going through four years.”When Delgado arrived at Syracuse three years ago, her focus shifted back to short-distance hurdles. She stopped running the 400-meter hurdles and when that stopped, Delgado didn’t race as well as she once did. It wasn’t until her junior year that she and Syracuse assistant coach Dave Hegland discussed bringing it back into her routine.“She struggled a bit her first year or two in the 100 hurdles,” Hegland said. “So we thought that was an area she could score points in.”And she did just that in the 2017 Outdoor ACC Championships. While Delgado did not score in the 60-meter hurdles at the indoor ACC Championships and in the 100-meter hurdles at the outdoor championships, she placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles.“I ran, really, in a way that I’ve never ran before,” Delgado said. “Once I got the breath to actually look at the clock, I was in complete shock.”Now, as a senior, Delgado is primed to be one of SU’s key contributors as one of its most diverse talents.In two meets through this indoor season, Delgado finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles at the Albany Great Dane Invite and first in the same event at the Upstate Challenge in Cornell.Throughout the outdoor season, Delgado will be called upon for hurdles and relays of varying distances. At practices, while many of her teammates are running 200-meter repeats, she will be doing the same, but with hurdles in between.Allen remembers that morning in Sacramento, explaining to his young runner that one bad race was not the end of the world. After all, she’d only been running at a highly competitive level for two months.“To see her come back from that moment in Sacramento,” Allen said, “… she has been to the nationals ever since that day. There has not been a year that she did not qualify for nationals. That’s special.” Comments Published on January 21, 2018 at 10:03 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+