PFZW takes stake in Rabobank corporate-loan portfolio

first_imgThe €137bn healthcare scheme PFZW has invested an undisclosed amount into a €3.2bn Rabobank portfolio of corporate loans. The private risk-sharing transaction involved a stake in more than 500 corporate loans, mostly to Dutch companies.Rabobank and PFZW said the deal gave the pension fund access to a credit-risk portfolio that increased the diversity of its asset mix, as well as a “stable and robust” long-term return, but declined to provide further details.PFZW pointed out that it had some experience with similar risk-sharing transactions, adding that their added value had remained, even through the financial crisis. Rabobank said the deal would reduce its own credit risk, allowing it to free up capital for new corporate lending.Jan-Willem van Oostveen, PFZW’s manager of financial and investment policy, said the pension fund “really appreciated” working with banks with a good track record in corporate lending.“This collaboration shows how Dutch pension funds and banks together can stimulate investments in the Dutch economy,” he said.In the opinion of Tanja Cuppen, chief financial risk officer at Rabobank International, the new cooperation is a sign of the growing opportunities for Dutch pension funds to participate in the financing the local economy.Both PFZW and Rabobank declined to provide details about the ratio between local and foreign loans, or how both players were to share the credit risk.A spokesman for Rabobank said local loans were provided to large companies, and that loans to companies overseas would focus on food and agri business, one of the bank’s core sectors.According to Maurice Wilbrink, spokesman for PFZW, the expected duration of the transaction would be between five and six years on average.“We have agreed that, during the first three years of the transaction, Rabobank may replace the loans that are being paid off by new loans matching the agreed criteria,” he said.“After this three-year period, the loans in the portfolio pay off.”last_img read more

Deagon’s ultimate outdoor entertainment area

first_imgA new kitchen gives the house a modern take on things.Inside the house are classic Queensland features from polished timber floorboards, VJ walls and picture rails. There are three bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes, and a shared bathroom.There is a carport, and two sheds also on the 405sq m block.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The front of the cottage has been given a facelift.“The windows, believe it or not, were what I fell in love with,” Ms Henwood said.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“They’re traditional Queenslander windows … completely different from what I have at home.” Chill out in here this Australia Day — chuck some tunes on the TV and snags on the barbie.IT IS the little things we take for granted that draw interstate buyers to character homes.Hailing from Melbourne, the character of the quaint Queenslander cottage at 24 Albury St, Deagon, was what attracted Melissa Henwood.center_img Indoors are aspects of a traditional Queenslander.Ms Henwood and her partner spent time putting a modern flavour on the house, while maintaining character features and adding a giant entertainment deck on the back — which has an outdoor kitchen and a wall-mount for a television.“We increased the size, created a bigger outdoor living area, new front veranda and renovated inside completely,” Ms Henwood said.last_img read more

Napoli receive offer from PSG  for Koulibaly

first_img Loading… Napoli have reportedly received an offer from Paris-Saint Germain for Kalidou Koulibaly and could complete the move next week. Tuttosport claims PSG have offered €52m for the Senegalese centre-back, with an additional €7m in bonuses. The newspaper claims Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis waits to see if Manchester City returns for the auction, but the deal with the French giants could be concluded next week.Advertisement read also:Kalidou Koulibaly: Napoli invite Man City for talks again De Laurentiis has admitted the defender could leave this summer but only for the right amount. Koulibaly has been linked with The Citizens and PSG in recent months and the Ligue 1 champions are in pole position. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be AwesomeThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesseslast_img read more

Fifth-Ranked Argonauts Claim Ninth GSC Title

first_imgFifth-Ranked Argonauts Claim Ninth GSC Title Share ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Fifth-ranked West Florida added another piece of hardware to their illustrious history. After winning the Gulf South Conference title for the first time since 2002 last season, West Florida (17-6) repeated as conference champions with a 5-3 win over fourth-ranked Valdosta State (15-4) on Sunday. The win gave West Florida their record-setting ninth conference championship. All three doubles matches were very close, but West Florida was able to come out on top in each match. However, Valdosta State immediately answered with three straight singles wins in the third, fifth and sixth positions. But West Florida pulled out the win with a pair of three set wins in the first position by Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and in the second position by Tammy Kevey (Auckland, New Zealand). West Florida and Valdosta State will both advance to the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament on May 3-4. It is expected that both schools will host the two regional tournaments in the south region. Seedings and brackets will be announced on Wednesday. RESULTS#1 Singles: Suzana Cavalcante (UWF) def. Raphaelle Durante (VSU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4#2 Singles: Tammy Kevey (UWF) def. Dominiq Rothlaender (VSU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2#3 Singles: Anne Corten (VSU) def. Mandy Septoe (UWF), 7-5, 6-1#4 Singles: Renata Mattos (UWF) vs. Natali Gumbrecht (VSU), unfinished#5 Singles: Sonya Haggstrom (VSU) def. Paola Arevalo (UWF), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2#6 Singles: Karine Redon (VSU) def. Anne Claire Beard (UWF), 6-4, 6-0#1 Doubles: T. Kevey/M. Septoe (UWF) def. D. Rothlaender/A. Corten (VSU), 8-7#2 Doubles: S. Cavalcante/P. Arevalo (UWF) def. R. Durante/K. Redon (VSU), 8-5#3 Doubles: R. Mattos/A.C. Beard (UWF) def. N. Gumbrecht/S. Haggstrom (VSU), 8-4Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Ebere Eze, Osayi-Samuel hand QPR victory against Cardiff City

first_imgRelatedPosts Townsend: Eze’s an incredible talent Eberechi Eze to add spark to Crystal Palace Eberechi Eze debuts for Crystal Palace as Eagles thump Southampton Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel played significant roles as Queens Park Rangers pommelled Cardiff City 6-1 in their first Championship game of the year. The Anglo-Nigerians scored and provided assists to help ‎Mark Warburton’s men end their recent unimpressive run of form, having failed to secure victory in their previous four matches. Eze ignited the flurry of goals nine minutes into the encounter, sending a sublime cross to Nahki Wells, who in turn headed home the effort for QPR’s opener. Osayi-Samuel doubled the lead in the 27th minute and completed his brace four minutes before half-time, beating two of his markers before firing his effort beyond goalkeeper Neil Etheridge. Just three minutes into the second half, Eze shone again, setting up Wells for his second goal in the encounter. The 21-year-old midfielder then grabbed a goal of his own in the 57th minute after benefitting from Ilias Chair’s assist before Wells sealed the victory to render Will Vaulks’ late strike a consolation goal. With the result, QPR climbed to 15th in the Championship table with 35 points from 26 games and will hope to continue their impressive performances against Swansea City on Sunday.Tags: Bright Osayi-SamuelCardiff CityEberechi EzeMark WartburtonQueen’s Park Rangerslast_img read more

Mikel: I want to instil winning mentality at Stoke

first_imgRelatedPosts Derby County want Jordon Ibe Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says John Obi Mikel has revealed his plan to become a mentor to his Stoke City teammates as he looks to instil a long-lost winning mentality amongst Michael O’Neill’s ranks.The 33-year-old has become his new manager’s fourth signing of the summer after passing a medical on Monday afternoon. His arrival was met with much celebration amongst fans at the Bet365 stadium – but it could well be the club’s young players who have the most to gain from his capture.Mikel has played a vital part in helping Chelsea lift almost every club competition, including the Champions League, as well as leading Nigerian to African Cup of Nations glory.“It is good when you come into a football club having won so much in the game,” he said to the Stoke City website upon his arrival.“The players can look up to me and will want to listen to me so now it comes down to myself and what advice I give to the players during the game, and at training, and how I can help them at difficult times.“I am really looking forward to that.” he added. Stoke spent the 2019-20 campaign fighting at the wrong end of the Championship table but will now look to launch a push for promotion to the Premier League next term.Mikel did very little but win during his time at Stamford Bridge and it that mentality that he says he will look to instil in his new teammates.“There is always a way to win a game and we need to find that way. We need to win, win, win. It is all about winning,” he continued.“I did that all my life at Chelsea, we would win, win, win. If I can bring that mentality here then I will be very happy.”Tags: bet365 StadiumChampionshipJohn MikelPremier LeagueStoke Citylast_img read more

Keogh has no Ireland regrets

first_img “It’s one to look forward to. The two sets of fans are up there with some of the best in the world, so I am sure it will be a really special night.” It will be particularly special for Keogh if he is asked to partner John O’Shea at the heart of Martin O’Neill’s defence, and far from fearing the mission, he insists he would relish the chance to test himself against strikers he knows well. Keogh said: “It would be something I would really enjoy and really relish. I would relish the challenge of playing – that’s why you are in football, to play big games, and they don’t come much bigger than this. If I am called upon, then I will be ready, and not just me, but the whole group. “They [Scotland] have obviously got good players. [Steven] Fletcher is in good form and scoring goals, but obviously knowing Chris Martin and Jonny Russell from Derby, I know what threat they possess. “But it’s built up to be an exciting game and it should be a great atmosphere.” That atmosphere is something Ward has experienced once before, and he is looking forward to revisiting a stadium which holds a special place in the hearts of many of his compatriots. He said: “I have played there once, in a pre-season friendly. I think there were about 30,000 people there. It’s a very special place and I think any Irish person going there will tell you how special it is to them, so it’s a game we are all really looking forward to.” Richard Keogh is ready to answer his country’s call on Friday night with no regrets over his decision to declare for the Republic of Ireland. The Republic will meet Scotland in Glasgow at the end of a week which has seen a debate over players opting to represent countries other than that of their birth grow increasingly tetchy, with Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy both preparing to return to their native country in the green of Ireland. But 28-year-old Derby defender Keogh, who was born in the Essex town of Harlow, had no decision to make when his time came. He said: “For me, it was a no-brainer. My dad was born in Carlow and moved over to England when he was a bit older, but my nan and grandad lived there all their lives. “I played for the Under-19s and to me, the natural progression was to play for the Under-21s and hopefully the seniors. That was my aim, so for me it was a very proud moment when I got the call to play for Ireland – and it was the best decision I ever made.” Keogh could well line up against the Scots at Celtic Park with Stoke’s Marc Wilson having been ruled out through injury, and the atmosphere is certain to be intense with McGeady and McCarthy seemingly certain to be given a hostile reception. However, full-back Stephen Ward is convinced neither man will be affected if that proves to be the case. Ward said: “I don’t think they have really taken much notice of it. There are a lot of things said coming up to the games in the press, heat-of-the-moment stuff. “They are just training – obviously James is looking to get himself right and Aiden has just trained away. We tend to just concentrate on ourselves and get ready for the game in our own way. “I’m sure they have been booed before. Aiden has played in Old Firm games, James has played in derby games, so it will be nothing new to any player. “But it will be a special occasion, a special atmosphere and I am sure they will savour it as much as anyone else. Press Associationlast_img read more

1 dead in police-involved shooting in Pompano Beach

first_imgThe Broward County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 56-year-old man is dead after he engaged responding officers with a gun.Officials say they were called to the 2500 block of Northeast 11th Court around 10:30 pm on Sunday for a domestic- related incident.When authorities arrived at the scene, the suspect identified as Miguel Gomez opened fire on the officers. The officers then returned fire.Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene, while no one else was injured.It is unclear what led to the initial incident. Authorities are still investigating.last_img read more

Haryana to host 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games

first_imgGuwahati: Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today jointly announced Haryana as the host state for the fourth edition of Khelo India Youth Games, currently scheduled to take place after the Tokyo Olympics next year. The Games will be held in Panchkula in Haryana. The announcement was made via video conferencing on Saturday, July 25, in the presence of Sports Minister of Haryana Sandeep Singh, Secretary of Sports Shri Ravi Mital and Director General of Sports Authority of India, Sandip Pradhan.”I am very happy to announce Haryana as the host state for the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games. Khelo India Games, envisioned by our Prime Minister, has been instrumental in identifying grassroots level talent from across the country, who have represented India in international sporting events. It is the Mahakumbh of sport. Haryana already has a very strong sporting culture and has given the country some of its best athletes. I am sure that with the Games being hosted in the state, more and more aspiring athletes from Haryana will be motivated to take up the competitive sports” Rijiju said.Star Sports will be the Official Broadcast Partner of the Khelo India Youth Games “Star Sports has catapulted the Khelo India Youth Games into an annual event in the country’s sporting calendar. When a young athlete sees himself or herself on a national television channel, it not just motivates the athlete, but also other youngsters watching the broadcast to take on sport as a serious career. I am very happy that the partnership is being continued”, Rijiju said, after making the announcement.During the announcement, Manohar Lal Khattar said, “As a state, Haryana has always promoted sports in a big way and supported its athletes. Hosting the Khelo India Youth Games in Haryana will only add greater impetus to our commitment towards creating a strong sporting ecosystem.”It needs mention here that Haryana has been consistently doing well in all three editions of KIYG. While they came second in the KIYG 2019 and 2020 editions (200 medals in 2020 and 159 medals in 2019) they emerged at the most superior side in the KIYG 2018 edition with 102 medals (38 gold, 26 silver, 38 bronze).Also Watch: #NewsMakers: People With Disabilities Coping With Covidlast_img read more

Ashwin makes history as India consign Sri Lanka to record defeat

first_img… Off-spinner becomes quickest to 300 Test wicketsRAVICHANDRAN reached 300 Test wickets in record time as India consigned Sri Lanka to a crushing innings and 239-run defeat in Nagpur on day four.Ashwin took four wickets in the first innings of the second Test and claimed 4-63 yesterday to reach the landmark in only his 54th Test, two fewer than the previous record set by Dennis Lillee exactly 36 years ago.The spinner bowled Lahiru Gamage to make history, Sri Lanka dismissed for only 166 to suffer their biggest innings loss as India celebrated equalling their most emphatic innings win.Captain Dinesh Chandimal (61) showed some resistance, but the sorry tourists trail 1-0 with one match remaining in Delhi after being totally outplayed in a one-sided contest at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav took two wickets apiece on another miserable day for Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka started the penultimate day on the ropes after a magnificent Virat Kohli double century and a Rohit Sharma hundred enabled India to post 610-6 declared on Sunday before Ishant got rid of Sadeera Samarawickrama without scoring.Murali Vijay dealt another blow by somehow holding a catch at short leg when Dimuth Karunaratne (18) attempted to work Jadeja (2-28) for runs into the leg side and Sri Lanka were 48-3 after Lahiru Thirimanne (23) played a poor shot to gift Yadav (2-30) a first wicket.Angelo Mathews launched Jadeja for six over long-on, but the spinner had the last laugh, the former captain attempting another big hit but only picking out Rohit at mid-off.Chandimal rode his luck at times and could only watch on at the other end as the procession of wickets continued, striking 10 boundaries to score his second half-century of the match.Dasun Shanaka went on the attack, hitting Ashwin for two sixes in an over, but tried one too many against the canny tweaker, who drifted one up outside off stump and the all-rounder took the bait, coming down the track and offering a catch to KL Rahul running back from mid-on.Ashwin closed in on the 300 mark by seeing the back of Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath in the same over without scoring and Chandimal holed out to Yadav, to leave Sri Lanka nine down after the skipper put on 58 with Suranga Lakmal.Lakmal was unbeaten on 31 when Ashwin finished off the job, deceiving Gamage to put Sri Lanka out of their misery and etch his name in the record books.SRI LANKA1st innings 205 (D. Chandimal 57, D. Karunaratne 51; R. Ashwin 4-67) INDIA 1st innings 610 for 6 decl. (V. Kohli 213, C. Pujara 143, M. Vijay 128, R. Sharma 102 n.o.) SRI LANKA 2nd innings (o/n 21-1)Sadeera Samarawickrama b I. Sharma 0Dimuth Karunaratne c Vijay b Jadeja 18Lahiru Thirimanne c Jadeja b U. Yadav 23Angelo Mathews c Ro. Sharma b Jadeja 10Dinesh Chandimal c R. Ashwin b U. Yadav 61Niroshan Dickwella c Kohli b I. Sharma 4Dasun Shanaka c Rahul b R. Ashwin 17Dilruwan Perera lbw b R. Ashwin 0Rangana Herath c Rahane b R. Ashwin 0Suranga Lakmal not out 31Lahiru Gamage b R. Ashwin 0Extras: (lb-2) 2Total: (all out, 49.3 overs) 166Fall of wickets: 1-0 S. S, 2-34, 3-48, 4-68, 5-75, 6-102, 7-107, 8-107, 9-165.Bowling: I. Sharma 12-4-43-2, R. Ashwin 17.3-4-63-4, R. Jadeja 11-5-28-2, U. Yadav 9-2-30-2.last_img read more