Trauma Tuesday: Candide Thovex Too Huge Double Huck Edition

first_imgEven if you are one of the best, most famous, most accomplished free skiers in the game, you can still blow it. Candide Thovex proves this when he carries “just a bit” too much speed into this booster and overshoots it, by a lot. Love the cloud of cold smoke that erupts after we lose sight of him over the ridge. Has a very cartoony feel, like you would expect him to come waddling back flat as a pancake or just covered in black soot like a bomb had exploded.I love cartoons.On the flip side, here is what happens when you come up short. A TGR segment from Chad’s Gap in 2000, when jumps were always a wildcard.last_img read more

LPFA selects four managers ahead of £150m alternative credit push

first_imgBeating 31 other applicants, the fund appointed Apollo Management International, Ares Management, Babson Capital and GSO Capital to the framework.According to the LPFA’s most recent annual report, none of the companies ran any money for the fund in 2013-14.It is understood the LPFA has yet to settle on which of the four managers to seed with capital but expects to complete the appointment by the end of March. The strategy will aim to invest in a range of high-yield debt, including distressed debt, trade finance, real estate debt, leveraged senior loans and mezzanine debt.Additionally, the LPFA said the managers would be allowed to initiate a direct lending programme but also be required, for a portion of the mandate, to remain liquid enough so that it could be liquidated within a three-month timeframe.In its Statement of Investment Principles, the LPFA said it regarded illiquid investments as holdings that could not be easily converted into cash within three years “without making LPFA a forced seller”.The holdings would form part of the fund’s 30% benchmark allocation to illiquid assets, with a further 55% in liquid assets and the remaining 15% in total return holdings.A recent report showed record interest in high-yield issuances, with law firm White & Case reporting European leveraged loan allocations of €116bn in 2014.A number of UK and European investors have also pursued direct lending investments.Recently, ATP, PensionDanmark and Danica committed DKK1bn (€134m) to an SME loan fund.The UK’s Pension Protection Fund (PPF) last year said it was similarly considering a £150m allocation to direct lending.For more on why local authorities have decided to push ahead with national framework agreements, read IPE’s interview with the Norfolk Pension Fund The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) has appointed four alternative credit managers to a framework agreement ahead of a £150m (€206m) push into the asset class.The £4.8bn fund launched the framework tender last summer, with the process allowing all of the UK’s other local government pension schemes (LGPS) to consider the managers without launching a standalone tender.It is the latest national framework agreement designed for the LGPS following a recent agreement covering legal advice and ones for custodian and investment consultancy services overseen by the Norfolk Pension Fund.  The LPFA said its initial commitment to alternative credit would be worth up to £150m, with the strategies aiming to return 10-15%, with only minimal leveraging of the segregated account.last_img read more

Football Friday Scores-Week #8 (10-7)

first_imgFootball Friday Scores.Week #8 (10-7)Franklin County   46     Batesville   28East Central   35      Greensburg   7Milan   86     Scottsburg   7South Decatur   51      Oldenburg   8North Decatur   52     Switz. County   21Rushville   41      South Dearborn   13Lawrenceburg   69      Connersville   6Edinburgh   28       Wes Del   26Centerville   42       Union County   8Floyd Central   45       Jennings County   6Bedford North Lawrence   38        Madison   7last_img read more

Ronald G. Meyer – Sunman

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Batesville.     Ronald G. Meyer, of Sunman, was born on July 26, 1933 in Batesville, a son to Philmer and Evelyn Pohlar Meyer.  He served his country in the United States Army.  Ronald married Opal N. Klostermeyer on May 10, 1958 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batesville and together they raised 3 children.  He enjoyed dairy farming for over 50 years and in his spare time coached Pee Wee and Little League baseball and liked attending basketball games.  On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the age of 85, Ronald passed away at St. Andrews Healthcare in Batesville. Those surviving who will cherish Ronald’s memory include his daughters, Sherryl Meyer of Sunman and Sue (Gary) Meyer of Batesville; one son, Larry Meyer of Sunman; grandchildren, Justin (Ashlyn) Meyer and Jocelyn (Michael) Xenophontos; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Hyatt and Holten Meyer, and a sister, Charleen “Tootie” Scholl of Sunman.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.   center_img Memorial donations can be directed to the Parkinson’s Association or to the Sunman Life Squad.  To sign the online guestbook please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Ronald Meyer.last_img read more