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Main Street in Susquehanna welcomes Christmastime

first_imgThe event was topped off with Santa Claus himself riding down Main Street on his sleigh. With Christmas music playing, local vendors and businesses lined up and down Main Street to take part in the event. Vendors sold food, Christmas ornaments, gifts, and other festive items along Main St.  The event also had pony rides for sale and reindeer feed to buy and put out on Christmas for Santa’s team. “We came out to enjoy the festivities,” one Susquehanna resident said, “and to have a good time.” SUSQUEHANNA, PA (WBNG) — Harper Hill Crafts hosted Christmas on Main Street in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania today. Christmas on Main Street provided holiday fun for the entire family to enjoy. last_img read more


Nordic pension fund tenders $350m US large-cap mandate using IPE-Quest

first_imgThe investor calls for actively managed, long-only products; enhanced index or extended products will not be considered.Further, all type of traditional investment styles will be accepted, while minimum volatility and other single-risk-premia strategies will not.For products with active, fundamental, bottom-up approaches, quantitative approaches – “regardless of base in fundamental stock ratios” – will be prohibited, as will be the use of derivatives or leverage.The expected excess return level is 2-4% per annum, with a “suitable” tracking error.Products with a three-year track record “are a must”.The closing date for applications, stating performance to the end of June, is 15 October.If you do have any questions regarding this search, please email [email protected] Questions will not be accepted after 13 October. An undisclosed pension fund based in the Nordic region has tendered a $350m (€219m) US large-cap equity mandate using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1458, asset managers must show they have, historically, “been capable of beating the MSCI USA or similar benchmarks”, independently of the market or own investment style.  The manager must also be able to offer the strategy in a segregated mandate, and willing to comply with the pension fund’s SRI policy.The initial size of the mandate is expected to be $350m but with a “potential for twice the amount for the right manager”.last_img read more


Ireland through to last four

first_img Philip Doyle’s side then ran away with the second half, scoring 26 unanswered points including a penalty try plus scores for Siobhan Fleming, Lynch again and Vikki McGinn. Ireland advanced to the semi-finals of the Women’s Rugby World Cup for the first time in their history with a convincing 40-5 victory over Kazakhstan in Marcoussis. Press Associationcenter_img Having shocked four-time champions New Zealand 17-14 in midweek, the Irish knew another win on Saturday would see them finish top of Pool B with a 100 per cent record. And they proved too strong for Kazakhstan, who had lost both their opening group games and trailed 14-5 at the interval with debutant Sharon Lynch and Tania Rosser dotting down either side of a Svetlana Karatygina try. last_img read more


DeSantis outlaws vaping in the workplace

first_imgTired of walking through clouds of vape smoke while you are out? Well starting next summer you may see less vaping than normal. That is because Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will ban the usage of vapor-generating electronic devices or vaping in most workplace environments.   The bill titled SB 7012 was signed Friday and will go into effect starting July 1st of next year. Those found in violation of the ban can face a maximum civil penalty of $25, may have to complete 50 hours of community service, or may be required to successfully complete a school-approved anti-tobacco “alternative to suspension” program. Vaping is not outlawed in all places, however, the bill still allows those who partake, to indulge at private residences that are not used for commercial purposes and places such as stand-alone bars, designated rooms in hotels, retail vape shops, and facilities owned or rented by membership association, smoking cessation programs, or for medical or scientific research according to our news partners at CBS12. While many people support vaping as a way to cut back on the cigarette consumption, the amendment drew support from more than 68.9 percent of voters in November, and was part of a constitutional amendment that also asked voters to ban oil and gas drilling off Florida’s shorelines. It is one of 10 new laws recently implemented by Gov. Ron DeSantis, including a law that makes it a second-degree, up from a third-degree felony, for anyone to kill or cause great bodily harm to police, fire, or search-and-rescue dogs or horses.last_img read more


GuyanaNRA Smallbore Section .22 Precision Shoot

first_img‘Top Gun’ Hopkinson trumps rivals again; Milling is junior winnerCONTINUING to display match winning form, veteran marksman Harold ‘Top Gun’ Hopkinson has once again outshot his rivals in claiming the top spot in the Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) Smallbore Section .22 Precision Shoot held last Saturday at the Tactical Services Unit Range of the Guyana Police Force.Hopkinson’s form, which allowed him to do well in the just concluded Grenada Gun and Rifle Association’s Second Annual six Stage, Level 2 IPSC competition in the Spice Isle, still held as he amassed 232 points along with two V Bulls to win the senior category.Taking second place was Chad Melville who ended with 228 points the same as Dr Johan DaSilva. However, Melville shot 4 V Bulls which meant that Dr DaSilva had to settle for third place.The senior competitors shot from the 10m and 15m distances while the juniors aimed from the 5m, 7m and 10m distances.The leading junior on the day – the top three competing in their first precision pistol match – was Terry Milling who accumulated 232 points and one V Bull. Second was Michael Tang with 225 points and 5 V Bulls while third place went to Sherwin Solomon who tallied 221 points and 1 V Bull.This was the third such competition held by the GuyanaNRA Smallbore Section for the year.last_img read more