Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s Residence

first_imgGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s Residence First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to visit the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg this Sunday, June 11th for “Arts in the Garden” – the first Second Sunday event of the season. Second Sundays are an annual series of free summer events offered at the Governor’s Residence on the second Sunday of each month from June through September. Visitors are invited to explore the Governor’s Residence and gardens from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each event will highlight a specific theme and feature family-friendly activities.“Arts in the Garden at the Governor’s Residence provides a unique opportunity to meet and enjoy the work of many of our inspiring and talented Pennsylvania artists,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “Second Sundays are also an excellent opportunity to visit and explore the Governor’s Residence and the exciting features that have been added to the grounds and gardens, including a newly-installed observation beehive.”During “Arts in the Garden” this Sunday, dancers from Rasika School of Dance will perform live at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and the Hanover High School Steel Drum Band (Hanover Steel) will perform at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Artists from the Art Association of Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) will paint en plein air throughout the gardens. Representatives from Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center will provide fiber arts weaving demonstrations using different types of looms. Local potter and school teacher Erin Dean will provide pottery-making demonstrations using a spinning wheel, and local artist Marsha Souders will also provide demonstrations on techniques used to make clay monoprints. Face painting will be available for interested children throughout the afternoon.Governor’s Residence docents will be on hand to provide information as visitors are invited to explore the space and the gardens through self-guided tours. This event will also provide one of the last opportunities for the public to view the current art exhibit of works by former Pennsylvania House Speaker K. Leroy Irvis, which is on display in the State Rooms through the end of June. Irvis was the first African American to serve as speaker of the house in any state legislature in the United States since Reconstruction, and was also a prolific artist who created wood sculptures, abstract paintings, poetry, and other works of art during the latter half of the 20th Century.Second Sunday events are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. The dates and themes of the 2017 Second Sunday events are as follows:Sunday, June 11:      Arts in the GardenSunday, July 9:         Healthy Eating from the GardenSunday, August 13:  Creatures of the GardenSunday, Sept. 10:      Gallery WalkIn addition to Second Sunday events, docent-led tours of the Governor’s Residence and grounds are being offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. between now and the end of June. Please note that reservations are required for guided tours, and can be made by calling the Residence at 717-772-9130.For more information about the Governor’s Residence, Second Sundays and other events, visit www.residence.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 05, 2017last_img read more

LGPS consortium awards £6.5bn mandate to Legal & General IM

first_imgA consortium of local authority funds has awarded Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) £6.5bn (€9.2bn) worth of passive mandates, a doubling of mandates previously run for the funds by one of the UK’s largest managers.The seven local government pension schemes (LGPS) – Cheshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire – were, in September, reported to be jointly tendering for passive equity managers to reduce costs.As a result of the exercise, the Shires managed to reduce management fees by more than 50%, asking LGIM to run a series of passive equity, passive fixed income and smart beta strategies.UBS Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and BlackRock have lost mandates as a result of LGIM’s appointment. SSGA, for example, was responsible for a global index-tracking strategy worth 31% of the Warwickshire Pension Fund’s £1.6bn in assets.  The fund also employed BlackRock for a passive multi-asset mandate.UBS, meanwhile, ran a passive equity strategy for the Worcestershire County Pension Fund.As a result of the mandate, LGIM has doubled the volume of assets run on behalf of the seven local authority funds.All members of the consortium, with the exception of the £2bn Worcestershire Pension Fund, were already invested in funds run by LGIM.Existing mandates were worth more than £3.9bn, largely stemming from £1.2bn in mandates from the £4.1bn Cheshire Pension Fund and a further £1bn from the Leicestershire County Pension Fund.Bfinance, which conducted the tender on behalf of the consortium, said the exercise was completed in five months, after initial exploratory work by Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire.A spokesman for the consortium, which has £19.6bn in assets, praised the work done by bfinance and said he was pleased with the quality of LGIM’s funds and its experience in managing passive strategies.He added: “Joining forces with other pension funds has enabled us to unlock significant savings and gives clear and tangible evidence of what can be achieved if LGPS funds are willing to work together and collaborate as equals.”Pai Sarai, managing director and head of client consulting at bfinance, said the award to LGIM’s pooled funds was an excellent outcome after an “extensive and rigorous” tender process.“Given this success,” he added, “we expect significant interest from other local government pension schemes in similar arrangements to achieve more cost-effective investment strategies.”It is the second sizeable mandate award by local authority funds in recent weeks, following from the £6bn in sub-funds launched by the collective investment vehicle set up by London’s local authorities.last_img read more

Scholes insists Man Utd could’ve won multiple European titles in another era

first_imgManchester United legend. Paul Scholes, has admitted his team could have won more European cups in another era. Scholes won 11 Premier League titles alongside Giggs The Red Devils came up against some excellent opposition in Europe under Sir Alex Ferguson. They did manage to lift the giant trophy twice under the Scotsman. But Scholes admits it could have been more. “We were quite unlucky really,” Scholes told the A Goal In One Podcast. “In any other era we might have won four, five, or six European Cups.Advertisement “But the teams that were about – you look at Guardiola’s Barcelona team. Jesus, how good were they?! “You could go right through the team. In midfield, you had Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Sergio Busquets, and Lionel Messi. read also:Scholes compares Pogba with Liverpool legend “Henry on the left. Center halves of Gerard Pique and Carlos Puyol. Just unreal. “They’re without a doubt the best team I’ve played against. They’re one of the best teams that have ever been.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Inclement weather postpones Modified Stampede at Dodge City

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – Mother Nature continues her domination of Dodge City Raceway Park in 2018 with Saturday’s scheduled event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas postponed due to inclement weather.With forecasts of excessive rain and frigid temperatures, Saturday’s sixth annual Modified Stam­pede has been rescheduled for Saturday night, May 19.  The event will feature a $750 winner’s share for IMCA Modifieds with Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks in action as well.With the opener nixed for a third consecutive time, Dodge City Raceway Park will now kick off the 2018 season on Saturday, May 5, with a full card of championship chase action.last_img read more

Hockey News Hockey World Cup 2018: India beat Canada 5-1 to reach quarterfinals

first_imgNew Delhi: In a one-sided clash, India beat Canada 5-1 to qualify for quarterfinals of hockey World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. India topped the Pool C with 7 points. India’s Lalit Upadhyay scored a twice, while Harmanpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh and Amit Rohidas scored a goal each. India’s first goal came from the stick of Harmanpreet Singh who scored in the 12th minute through a penalty corner. But after the opening goal, the second quarter went goalless as both teams failed to breach opposition’s defence. In the third quarter, Floris van Son scored the equaliser for Canada. In the final quarter, India scored four goals in quick succession to take the game away from Canada.India scored four goals in the fourth quarter through Chinglensana Singh (46th minute), Lalit Upadhyay (47th, 57th) and Amit Rohidas (51st). By virtue of this win, India finished on top of Pool C with seven points ahead of world no.3 Belgium on account of better goal difference. Belgium, too on seven points, finished second ahead of third placed Canada after thrashing South Africa 5-1 in the other Pool C game earlier in the day.South Africa crashed out of the tournament. While India qualified directly for the quarterfinals by being the toppers, Belgium and Canada will play in the cross-overs for a place in the last-eight round. Canada too overcame South Africa by virtue of a better goal difference. Both the teams finished their pool engagements with one point apiece. India will play their quarterfinal match on December 13. Earlier in the day, Olympic silver medallist Belgium outclassed South Africa 5-1 in their last pool game. Alexander Hendrickx (14th, 22nd minutes) scored a brace while Simon Gougnard (18th), Loick Luypaert (30th) and Cedric Charlier (48th) were the other goal-scorer for Belgium. South Africa, on the other hand, had stunned the world no.3 side just 36 seconds from the start through Nicholas Spooner’s field strike. The match between India and Canada was touted to be a battle between attack and defence and it panned out exactly the same as the hosts attacked in numbers from the onset to create quite a few scoring chances. India’s first scoring chance came in the ninth minute when skipper Manpreet Singh’s cross from the left flank was met by Dilpreet Singh in the near post but the Canadian goalkeeper Antoni Kindler positioned himself at the right spot to thwart the danger. In the next minute, India got their first penalty corner but Canada defended stoutly. Mandeep Singh was then denied by a good reflex save by the Canada keeper. Canada goalkeeper Kindler came to his side’s rescue twice in the second quarter to keep the scoreline under check. First Kindler saved Sumit’s reverse shot from top of the box in the 22nd minute and then kept away Akashdeep Singh’s attempt after he was set up by Simranjeet Singh’s burst from 25 yards. The script, however, changed a little bit after the change of ends with Canada slowly clawing back into the match with some impressive counter-attacks. (With PTI inputs) For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Spiffbet launches Take5Live in Spain with Betsson

first_imgShare Share Betsson Spain sponsors After Brunch Pride Party July 1, 2019 Submit Swedish games provider Spiffbet (formerly SpiffX) has launched its hybrid Take5Live series in the Spanish market through Betsson.es.The series, which allows customers to place bets on there being a goal within the next five minutes, has been created to provide operators with an easy acquisition, cross-sell and retention tool, accessing a section of the market that traditional sportsbook games can’t reach.Originally launched at last year’s Betting on Football, the free-to-play (FTP) mobile-first series was designed as a simple proposition for new players, bridging the gap between casino players who are usually more ‘fun oriented’ and bettors more apt at interpreting the odds.Spiffbet CEO Lennart Gillberg commented: “Betsson powers some of the most exciting and innovative sports and casino brands and we are thrilled that our in-play, hybrid Take5 games will soon be available to their players.”Andrea Rossi, Managing Director Southern Europe & LatAm at Betsson Group, added: “Working with Spiffbet has been very smooth and straightforward. We feel confident that the addition of Take5Live to our hugely popular games at Betsson.es will be a success.”This is part of the recent revamp of Betsson.es, who this week confirmed the effective redesign of its website for desktop and mobile utilities, allowing for better player engagement with games content. Spiffbet points to next stage of growth with Panorama LatAm March 16, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Spiffbet strengthens Spanish presence with Jokerbet launch December 14, 2018last_img read more