An Italian pension fund has tendered three equity and bond mandates, using IPE-Quest.In its first search, QN1378, the fund said it was looking to invest in Asia-Pacific equities, although it did not disclose the size of its mandate.It said it would furthermore not seek to disqualify any asset manager by applying a minimum figure for assets under management, as it did not wish to exclude any proposals from boutique managers.The second search, QN1379, also seeks to invest an undisclosed amount in global and European Union convertible bonds, while search QN1380 is looking for managers to oversee a pan-European equity mandate. The pension fund has chosen not to apply any benchmark constraints on interested managers and only asks that they have at least six years’ experience in each of the three areas.Interested managers have until 10 February to apply, providing their gross-of-fees performance to the end of 2013.In other news, the Avon Pension Fund is on course to double its emerging market equity exposure, following the appointment of a second asset manager to oversee a £150m (€182m) mandate.The five-year mandate, accounting for around 5% of the local authority fund’s £3.1bn in assets, has been awarded to Unigestion following a tender overseen by JLT Group.In the initial tender, Avon said it expected a rolling three-year outperformance of 2-4% above the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.It also said it would consider asset managers that were signatories to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment as it worked towards “achieving the UN PRI standard”.The new mandate did not come at the expense of Genesis Asset Manager’s existing mandate – at the end of March last year worth £158m – but instead comes after Avon decided to double its exposure to emerging market equities.The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email email@example.com.
Amundi, Pensioenfederatie, AMG, The People’s Pension, Church of England Pensions Board, PIC, AFM, PWRI, Schroders, Willis Towers Watson, Wells Fargo Asset Management, Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance, Man Group Amundi – Europe’s largest asset manager has created a chief responsible investment officer role and appointed Stanislas Pottier to the position. A spokeswoman told IPE that Pottier would oversee ESG analysis, commitment and voting policy, as well as enhancing the Amundi group’s ESG offering. He will report to Pascal Blanqué, CIO, and has also been appointed to the executive committee.Pottier was most recently global head for sustainable development at Crédit Agricole and a member of the group’s management committee. Before joining Crédit Agricole in 2011 Pottier was special adviser to Michel Rocard, former prime minister and ambassador of France, on international negotiations about the Arctic and Antarctic poles.He is also a former special adviser to Christine Lagarde when she was the French minister for the economy, finance, industry and employment, and was her chief of staff when Lagarde was trade minister. Pensioenfederatie – The Dutch Pensions Federation has nominated Shaktie Rambaran Mishre as its new chair, succeeding Kick van der Pol, who is to step down in December. He has chaired the industry organisation since its inception in 2009.Rambaran Mishre is a lawyer and business manager and works as board adviser at Culture Consultancy. Prior to this, she worked at insurer Delta Lloyd, worker insurance provider UWV and the Rotterdam School of Management.Since 2005, she has been an adviser for ethical issues, governance, compliance, risk management and strategy at KPMG. She is also a tutor at Nyenrode Business University as well as a member of the supervisory board of insurer Univé.The Pensions Federation declined to provide details about the nomination of Rambaran Mishre, who is relatively unknown in the pensions sector. It said it didn’t want to comment in advance of the vote at its member council on 12 June.Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) – The global asset management company announced this week that Nathaniel Dalton had taken over as chief executive officer, succeeding Sean Healey. Healey has become executive chairman.The company said Healey had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and would pursue treatment while continuing to play an active role at AMG. Dalton is one of the founders of AMG, starting as general counsel in 1996. He became chief operating officer in 2006, and was named president in 2011.AMG is parent company to a number of boutique investment companies, including AQR, Winton, Pantheon and Veritas Asset Management.The People’s Pension – The UK defined contribution (DC) master trust has appointed David Maddison to its board of trustees, replacing Ruston Smith. Maddison is scheme managing director at RPMI Railpen, the industry-wide pension fund for the UK railways sector. His tenure begins on 1 June. Smith, chair of Tesco’s DB and DC schemes, steps down after a two-year spell on the master trust’s trustee board.Steve Delo, chair of trustees, said Maddision’s “energy, expertise and experience will help ensure that we continue to provide excellent value for money for our members”.Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB) – Adam Matthews has been appointed as director of ethics and engagement for the £2.3bn (€2.6bn) investor. The Pension Board said the appointment reflected its “determination to become a leading global pension fund in terms of both ethical and responsible investment”.Matthews was previously the church fund’s head of engagement, having joined in 2014. He will continue to co-chair the Transition Pathway Initiative, a carbon emissions monitoring and measuring body set up by the CEPB, Church Commissioners and the Environment Agency Pension Fund.In addition to Matthews’ new role, the CEPB and Church Commissioners have named Stephen Barrie as acting secretary of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group. The joint voting and screening function shared by both investors is to be hosted by the Church Commissioners with Sheila Stefani transferring to the Commissioners. Carlota Garcia-Manas has also joined the Church Commissioners to aid this function.Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) – The specialist insurer of defined benefit (DB) pension funds has appointed Dominic Veney as chief actuary. He takes over from Jim Collins and is responsible for leading the actuarial team at PIC. He will also deputise for chief financial officer Rob Sewell as appropriate, PIC said. Veney joins from PwC where he led the company’s UK actuarial team.AFM – Jos Heuvelman has been appointed as a trustee at Dutch communication supervisor AFM, responsible for supervision of the consumer market. He joins from pensions watchdog DNB, where has was supervisory director and member of the team supervising large European banks, including ING.In addition, Hans van Beusekom has started in a position tasked with enhancing the AFM’s expertise on data-driven supervision. Between 2003 and 2010 he was head of strategic analysis and supervision of financial institutions at the AFM. Since then, he ran consultancy Clear Conduct, which advised international regulators on data-driven supervision.Heuvelman and Van Beusekom take over the tasks of AFM board member Femke de Vries, who has joined consultancy &Samhoud.PWRI – Aldert Boonen has started as trustee at PWRI, the €8.8bn pension fund for disabled people working in a sheltered environment. He succeeds Albert Vink, who was a board member since 2013. Boonen, who represents trade union FNV, will also become a member of the scheme’s communication and audit committee.Schroders – Karine Szenberg has been promoted to the newly created role of head of Europe at the £447bn asset manager, although she will also be responsible for the Middle East. Szenberg joined Schroders as head of France in 2014. The company said continental Europe represented 23% of its global assets, having been its fastest growing region in the past five years.Willis Towers Watson – Evelyn Schilter is the new head of legal retirement for the consultancy in Switzerland, effective from tomorrow. She will lead a five-strong team. She joins after a 13-year career at Swiss law firm Niederer Kraft Frey AG, and also worked for five years at the Schindler Group.Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) – The fund management group has hired a trio of investors from Schroders. Eddie Cheng has joined as head of international portfolio management within the multi-asset solutions team, reporting to Nico Marais, president and head of multi-asset solutions.Chenfei Ma and Stephane Renevier have also joined the same team from Schroders, Ma as an investment analyst and Renevier as a portfolio manager.SAREF – Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance has named Edvard van Luijn as director of acquisition and development as of 1 July. Van Luijn joins from Altera Vastgoed where he has been head of acquisition for the past six years. Prior to this, he worked at ING Real Estate Development for 13 years, latterly as director of acquisition and sales.Man Group – The listed asset manager has hired Teun Draaisma as portfolio manager to help develop a new multi-asset strategy. He joins from BlackRock where he was a global equity strategist. He has also worked at TT International and at Morgan Stanley, where he worked with Ben Funnell, now also a portfolio manager at Man Group, and the pair will develop the multi-asset strategy together. read more
Dutch regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has criticised the the country’s financial assessment framework (FTK), which it says allows for contribution payments that are too low and benefits that are too high.In its annual report for 2018, DNB singled out the option of smoothing out premiums based on expected returns and the systematics of recovery plans.The former means that lower contributions could be paid than the cost of pensions in a given year.“This would undermine the coverage ratio, and doesn’t address the set certainty target for the pension,” said the watchdog. Else Bos, DNB“The minimum required funding level is the consequence of European regulation and biometric risks in the pensions system,” explained Else Bos, supervisory chair at DNB, and a former chief executive of the €215bn asset manager PGGM.She suggested that reconsidering the minimum required funding level would be possible as part of a wider reform of the Dutch pension system.The current financial assessment framework was introduced in 2015.High yield allocation concernsMeanwhile, Knot said the regulator was worried about the fact that pension funds had invested on average 10% of their fixed income holdings into securities rated BB+ or lower. This marked a return to pre-crisis levels of exposure to high-yield debt, he said.In its annual report, DNB said that, for these kind of loans, “the moment of doubt about repayment in times of economic headwind would come soon”. It cited explicitly leveraged loans to heavily indebted companies.Knot, however, acknowledged that pension funds had enormous investment portfolios, which implied that they did have some exposure everywhere. It also said recovery plans couldn’t force schemes to improve funding to the required minimum level of 104.3%, resulting in losses being passed on.DNB attributed this trend to the prescribed recovery period – currently five years – combined with favourable assumptions for future returns, as well as the tendency to ease the recovery rules during economic headwinds.“As pension fund participants expect certainty, which turns out to be unfeasible, the gap between expectations and reality remains,” DNB said. “Combined with smoothing out contributions and long recovery terms, this also leads to an ‘opaque redistribution’ of benefits.”Last year, in a discussion with parliament, DNB advocated limiting the smoothing of contributions. In 2017, the regulator criticised high return assumptions used by pension funds in their recovery plans.DNB’s executive board also rejected proposals – launched by green left-wing party GroenLinks and the party for the elderly 50Plus – to further extend recovery periods in order to avoid cuts to accrued pension rights and benefits. DNB president Klaas Knot said the recovery periods for improving funding to 104.3% had already been “stretched to the maximum”.It also defended mandatory cuts for pension funds with a coverage ratio between 100% and 104.3%. read more
Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share 20 Views no discussions HealthLifestyle Bone marrow ‘frees men of HIV drugs’ by: – July 4, 2013 Two patients have been taken off their HIV drugs after bone-marrow transplants seemed to clear the virus from their bodies, doctors report. One of the patients has spent nearly four months without taking medication with no sign of the virus returning.The team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the US, caution that it is far too soon to talk about a cure as the virus could return at any point.The findings were presented at the International Aids Society Conference.It is difficult to get rid of an HIV infection because it hides inside human DNA, forming untouchable “reservoirs” in body. Anti-retroviral drugs keep the virus in check within the bloodstream – but when the drugs stop, the virus comes back.HIV gone?The two men, who have not been identified, had lived with HIV for about 30 years. They both developed a cancer, lymphoma, which required a bone-marrow transplant.Bone marrow is where new blood cells are made and it is thought to be a major reservoir for HIV.After the transplant, there was no detectable HIV in the blood for two years in one patient and four in the other. The pair came off their anti-retroviral drugs earlier this year. One has gone 15 weeks, and the other seven, since stopping treatment, and no signs of the virus have been detected so far.Dr Timothy Henrich told the BBC the results were exciting. But he added: “We have not demonstrated cure, we’re going to need longer follow-up.“What we can say is if the virus does stay away for a year or even two years after we stopped the treatment, that the chances of the virus rebounding are going to be extremely low.“It’s much too early at this point to use the C-word [cure].” It is thought that the transplanted bone marrow was initially protected from infection by the course of anti-retrovirals. Meanwhile the transplant also attacked the remaining bone marrow, which was harbouring the virus.However Dr Henrich cautioned that the virus could be still be hiding inside brain tissue or the gastrointestinal track.“If [the] virus does return, it would suggest that these other sites are an important reservoir of infectious virus and new approaches to measuring the reservoir at relevant sites will be needed to guide the development of HIV curative strategies,” he said.Berlin patientTimothy Brown, also known as the “Berlin patient” is thought to be the first person cured of Aids. He had a bone marrow transplant from a rare donor who was resistant to HIV.The two US cases both received bone marrow from normal donors.There was also a report of an HIV cure in a baby born in Mississippi, US. She was treated with anti-retroviral drugs at birth so it is thought the virus was cleared from the body before reservoirs were established. Dr Michael Brady, the medical director of the Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “It is too early to know whether HIV has been eradicated from these men’s bodies or whether it might return. “However, the case suggests that what happened to Timothy Brown, the Berlin Patient was perhaps not a one-off.“A bone marrow transplant is a complex and expensive procedure, which comes with significant risks. “For most people with HIV, it would be more dangerous to undergo a transplant than to continue managing the virus with daily medication. “So while this is by no means a workable cure, it does give researchers another signpost in the direction of one.” The head of the Foundation for AIDS Research, Kevin Frost, said: “These findings clearly provide important new information that might well alter the current thinking about HIV and gene therapy.“While stem-cell transplantation is not a viable option for people with HIV on a broad scale because of its costs and complexity, these new cases could lead us to new approaches to treating, and ultimately even eradicating, HIV.”BBC News read more
May 8, 2007Box ScoreMILLINGTON, Tenn. – West Florida’s (40-17) offense picked up were it left off last night pounding out 11 hits in their 6-4 victory over fifth-ranked Ouachita Baptist (50-8) Tuesday afternoon during the Gulf South Conference Tournament at USA Stadium in Millington, Tenn. With the win, the Argonauts advance to the GSC title game needing just one win to clinch their first GSC conference championship..West Florida jump on the score board early scoring three runs in the first inning. Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio/ St. Edwards HS) opened the game for the Argonauts with a double to left center, and Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/ Pensacola Junior College) followed with a single to place runners of the corners. Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla./ Pensacola Junior College) drove in both runners with a doubled down the left field line. Williams would score when Lee Huggins (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) singled back up the middle.The Argonauts doubled their lead with three more runs in their next at bat. Kyle Andrews (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./ Fort Walton Beach HS) led off the inning with an infield single and advanced to third when Antoske doubled down the left field line. Following a walk and passed ball to score the first run of the inning, William picked up his forth RBI of the game with a two-run single.Top-seeded Ouachita Baptist began to chip away at the West Florida lead with a two-run fourth inning. The Tigers lead off the inning with a walk and Justin Pennell hit to place runners on second and third. Ouachita Baptist then proceeded to drive in both runners on sacrifice flies.The Tigers cut the Argonauts lead to three when they manufactured one run in the next inning. Brock McCorkle doubled to left field to lead off the inning and moved to third on a line out to right field. McCorkle scored when the next batter grounded out to second.Ouachita Baptist continue to hack away at the Argonaut lead pushing in another run in the sixth inning, making the score 6-4. With a runner on first, a pair of Argonaut errors allowed the Tigers run to score, but that was as close as Ouachita Baptist would come. Kit Powell (Daphne, Ala./ Faulkner State Community College) improved his record to 3-2 on the season allowing only two earned runs on three hits in 5 and 1/3 innings. He struck out three batters and walked four.Phil Lawhorn (Virginia Beach, Va./ Pensacola Junior College) picked up his third save during the GSC Tournament, bring his UWF single season record to 14 on the year. He held the Tiger scoreless in the final inning of the game striking out two batters.West Florida’s win eliminates Ouachita Baptist from the GSC Tournament and the Argonauts remain the only undefeated in the tournament. In the championship game, West Florida will face GSC East Division rival No. 16 and top-seeded West Alabama with the first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. The Argonauts and Tiger split their season series at two a piece. West Alabama must defeat West Florida twice in order for the Tigers to win the GSC title, while the Argonauts must only win one game. Follow all the action with “Live Stats” and listen to the live broadcast of the game all at goargos.comPrint Friendly Version Share The Argonauts One Win Away From First GSC Title read more
The Batesville Bulldog Cross Country teams traveled just down the road to Greensburg tonight to finish out their regular season as the Pirates hosted a 10 team invitational. As the evening progressed, the cooler air kept moving in and gave the kids a much more pleasant atmosphere to race in than they have had lately. Batesville took advantage of this and both came home with the championship trophies.The boys scored a very low 24 points beating the rest of the field by double as Greensburg came in 2nd with 48. East Central was 3rd at 95, Connersville 4th at 108 and finishing out the top 5 boys team results were Franklin County at 125. The Batesville boys were led by senior, Joshua Myers who took the individual championship honors at 17:06. He was followed closely by teammate Adam Moster-2nd (17:10) and Ean Loichinger-3rd (17:25). The Bulldogs almost had the top 4 spots as Benjamin Moster was fighting to win that position and just missed it coming in 5th by about .3 seconds (17:48). Daren Smith was the 5th Bulldog to cross the line in 13th place with Dillon Murray 15th. Finishing out the top 20 and receiving an award was Luke Esser in 20th.The girls ran just as well, ahead of Greensburg 32-56. Franklin County took 3rd place at 91, East Central 4th-98 and North Decatur took the last awards spot in 5th at 130. The Lady Bulldogs were led by sophomore Lily Pinckley capturing 1st at 20:07. Teammate Ava Hanson followed closely behind her taking the 2nd place spot (20:14). Maria Lopez and Trysta Vierling crossed the line in 8th and 9th. 3 more Bulldogs came in the top 20 one right after another and they were Katie Olsen, Carley Pride and Sarah Ripperger in spots 15, 16 and 17 respectively. So, for the both the boys and the girls varsity squad for tonight placed all 7 of runners in the top 20 of the meet. Way to go dogs!Although the JV meet was not scored as a team, there were individual ribbons given to the top 10 of the JV. The Batesville boys had 7 in this top ten with Nathan Villani leading the way in 1st. Alex Livers took 2nd, Charlie Laymon-3rd, Luke Nuhring and Will Nuhring-4th and 5th, Kasin Hughes-6th and Landon Gutzwiller 9th. The girls had all 4 JV runners place in the top 10 with Jada Eisert winning it. Hope Kroen placed 4th, Carla Patapat-5th, and Alyssa Linville-7th. Congratulations to all! Next step…Sectionals! The tournament starts next Saturday at 9:30 at Moores Hill Elementary school hosted by South Dearborn. Good Luck Dogs!A combination of consistent solid running and some personal records earned the Wildcat girls varsity cross country team to 3rd place at the Greensburg Invitational. Junior, Lauren Kelley, gave a solid performance, finishing in 7th place with a time of 21:14. Senior, Katelyn Meyer, had another huge sprint finish for 10th place. Her time of 21:54 was a career record. Junior, Josie Selm had a season personal best and is closing in on a career PR with her time of 24 minutes even. Sophomore, Emma Cabezuelo, was the 4th Lady Wildcat to cross the finish line with a time of 25:48. Sophomore, Katherine Apsley, had a time of 26:08, and freshman, Kenzie Rogers, had another personal best. She has dropped her time from over 40 minutes to 29:36. As a team, the girls have ended their regular season with great results.The Franklin County boys cross country team finished 5th out of 9 teams at the Greensburg Invitational. Junior, Drew Grant, was the top finisher for the Wildcats. He finished in 16th place with a time of 18:49. Sophomore, Ben Maze, was close behind in 19th place with a time of 19:19. Senior, Kyle Seibert, finished his final regular-season meet with a great time of 19:58, earning 29th place. Freshman, Harmon Marshall, finished with a time of 20:19. Sophomore, Adam Grant, ran a solid race with a time of 20:20. Harvey and Hunter Marshall rounded out the varsity team, placing 42nd and 51st out of 92 boys. Now that Wildcat boys are focusing on their upcoming Sectional meet at Connersville on Saturday, October 12th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman and Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe. read more
Hope, IN—Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers reports that Deputies along with other first responders were on the scene of a single-vehicle crash on State Road 46 between Hope and Hartsville early this morning. Sherrif Myers reports that one person is deceased from the vehicle and Another person was flown to an Indianapolis for treatment. SR 46 was down to one travel lane for investigation and crash clean up.
RelatedPosts Video: Inside Lagos COVID-19 isolation centre: Patients, beds, food, treatment COVID-19: Photos as Lagos converts stadium to isolation centre FG, Lagos to accelerate concessioning of National Stadium Oluwatoyin Gafar, Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission on Tuesday said that the delay in the hand-over of Onikan Stadium currently going through remodeling was to allow the contractor to deliver a befitting stadium. Gafar made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the reason for the delay. NAN reports that Onikan Stadium, formerly named King George was built in 1930 and located on Lagos Island close to the Tafawa Balewa Square was also renovated in the 1930’s. The stadium is famous for being home ground for top Nigerian clubs such as Stationery Stores FC, First Bank and Julius Berger FC all Lagos-based and has a sitting capacity of 5,000. The Stadium also played host to the 1999 Youth World Cup, hosted by Nigeria and will now host another international competition if Nigeria’s bid to host the U-20 Women World Cup scales through. Gafar said that the stadium was important to the state, adding that it would have been turned to a place of pride for Africa upon completion. He said: “I will not give a definite date for the completion of the Onikan Stadium, we are working on it and I know that the contractor handling the project is doing a good job. “The stadium is about 70 to 80 per cent completed and it will be completed very soon; it is not our own to determine the completion date, ours is just to monitor the work. “What we are expecting is a delivery of a befitting stadium that is going to be of international standard that all of us in Africa will be proud of.”Tags: LSSCOluwatoyin GafarOnikan Stadium read more
Wisconsin finished the regular season strong this weekend, but its season is still over.Wisconsin (21-31, 5-17 Big Ten) started off the three-game series Friday with a 5-1 victory over Rutgers. The following day, the Badgers made it two in row, beating the Scarlet Knights (29-12, 11-12 Big Ten) 3-1.A win Sunday would have made it a sweep for the Badgers, but they were unable to close out the Scarlet Knights, who rebounded with a 3-2 win to keep UW from a series sweep in New Brunswick, New Jersey.In Friday’s series opener, Wisconsin got it done with their pitching, limiting the Scarlet Knights to just one run. That was the fewest runs UW had allowed in a game throughout its entire Big Ten season.After both teams went scoreless in the first three innings, the Scarlet Knights walked senior Marissa Mersch with the bases loaded to put the Badgers ahead. In the same inning, junior Ashley Van Zeeland extended Wisconsin lead to two with a sacrifice fly.Three innings later, Chloe Miller belted a two-run RBI double to double Wisconsin’s lead. UW eventually increased its lead to 5-0 heading into the final frame and won the game 5-1.Miller told UWBadgers.com after the game of how she came to the plate looking to make up for her early woes at bat.“After getting struck out twice, I came back with some redemption,” Miller said. “I’m just working toward getting more doubles.”Wisconsin starting pitcher Taylor-Paige Stewart was excellent for the Badgers. The Badgers’ ace went 6 1-3 innings, allowing one earned run on seven hits.According to Stewart, this win meant a lot to her team.“Any Big Ten win that you get is something for the program so you have to be happy with everything you get,” Stewart said.Game two for Wisconsin was all about freshman standout Kelsey Jenkins, who carried the Badgers to the victory. Jenkins belted three home runs, which matched her season total entering the series.Jenkins’s first homer came in the first inning when she followed up a Maria Van Abel single by going deep to give the Badgers a quick 2-0 lead.Two innings later, Jenkins put one over the center field fence on a solo shot to extend Wisconsin’s lead to three.Then in the sixth inning, Jenkins hit another solo home run to give her three for the game and tie Wisconsin’s school record for home runs in a game.The four runs Jenkins drove in would prove to be more than enough support for Stewart, who was stellar on the mound for the second straight day.Stewart pitched a complete game, giving up one run on seven hits while striking out four.In the final game of the series, Stewart took the mound for the third straight day and remained in excellent form, but Wisconsin wasn’t able to get the same performance out of their bats besides that of Jenkins.Jenkins continued her hot hitting, knocking in two more runs for the Badgers, but her two RBIs would prove to be the only runs Wisconsin would score on the day.Stewart gave up three earned runs in six innings of work, making it 19 1-3 innings for her on the weekend.Through the first six innings, Stewart gave up just two runs as the game stayed tied heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. But with one swing of the bat, the Scarlet Knights won the game in walk-off fashion. Rebecca Hall deposited Stewart’s first pitch over the wall in left-center to give Rutgers the 3-2 win.Despite the two wins, Wisconsin will not take part in this week’s upcoming Big Ten tournament due to a new tournament format this season that doesn’t include the bottom two teams.As the 13th team conference standings, Wisconsin will not participate in the postseason, marking the first season under head coach Yvette Healy that UW has finished under .500. read more
The Ireland captain agreed a two-year deal with the three-time European Champions ahead of last night’s deadline for Top14 clubs to register players for next season.O’Connell will now link-up with the star-studded French club after the end of Ireland’s campaign at the Rugby World Cup.