Empire Life launches suite of passive-active seg funds

first_img Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IG Wealth amends product shelf Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Desjardins to close four ETFs CC&L launch quant funds for European market man opening curtain to reveal something Sergey Nivens/123RF IE Staff Keywords Dividend funds,  ProductCompanies Empire Life Insurance Co. The other six are part of a multi-strategy suite that’s overseen by portfolio manager Dave Paterson. They combine passive, smart beta and actively managed strategies, and are called:Empire Life Multi-Strategy Canadian Equity GIF,Empire Life Multi-Strategy US Equity GIF,Empire Life Multi-Strategy Global Equity GIF,Empire Life Multi-Strategy Global Conservative Portfolio GIF,Empire Life Multi-Strategy Global Balanced Portfolio GIF, andEmpire Life Multi-Strategy Global Moderate Growth Portfolio GIF.The company’s GIFs provide exposure to ETFs as well as “actively managed investments from third-party managers within one segregated fund solution,” the release says. Kingston, Ont.-based Empire Life Insurance Company has introduced eight new guaranteed investment funds (GIFs), six of which are part of a new offering that combines passive and active management.The two standalone funds are called the Empire Life Global Dividend Growth GIF and Empire Life Short Term High Income GIF. The first, a fund that’s been reopened for GIF clients according to a Wednesday release, invests primarily in mid- to large-cap stocks from around the world. The second emphasizes short-term, higher-yielding corporate bonds. last_img read more

Newly 50, Mickelson leads Travelers by one

first_imgDon’t tell the guy wearing the aviator sunglasses, doing the intermittent fasting, drinking the special coffee and looking thinner than he has since the 1990s that it’s time for the senior circuit. A newly 50-year-old Phil Mickelson is eyeing his 45th PGA Tour title. Coming off rounds of 64-63, Mickelson heads into the weekend at the Travelers Championship the outright leader at 13 under par. After an early bogey at the second, his only dropped shot Friday, he carded eight birdies, including five on his back nine, to take a one-shot advantage over Will Gordon and Mac Hughes through 36 holes. He nearly went up two when this wedge from 118 yards at the home hole danced around the flagstick, leading to a closing 3.   Mickelson is a two-time winner of the old Hartford Open, having gone back to back in 2001 and 2002, but he stayed out of Cromwell for 15 years before returning to TPC River Highlands last June, when rounds of 67-76 sent him packing early. “It’s been a while since I won back in ’02,” he conceded Friday. That performance a year ago was emblematic of the left-hander’s struggles over the last year-plus. After picking up his most recent win, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February of 2019, he fell into a prolonged slump that followed him in 2020. Coming into this week, Mickelson had missed five of his last six cuts, the outlier coming in the form of a solo third, once again at Pebble Beach. In Cromwell, Mickelson finds himself not just playing the weekend, but also looking to become only the eighth man in PGA Tour history to capture a victory over the age of 50. He would join Craig Stadler, Fred Funk, John Barnum, James Barnes, Davis Love III, Art Wall and Sam Snead – and he could brag about being the youngest of the bunch. This is, after all, his first start since hitting the half-century mark last Tuesday. Photos Best of: Phil Mickelson through the years A look back through the career of World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson, who won his sixth major at the 2021 PGA Championship. On the one hand, it’s been a lean stretch, this last year and change, for Mickelson. On the other, it wasn’t that long ago he was still in the midst of a five-year winless drought, dating back to his Open Championship triumph at Muirfield in 2013. And a win this weekend would be his third since March of 2018, when got off the schneid at 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship. Watching Mickelson has always been a bit of a roller coaster, and now he’s as erratic as ever. But every now and then, the five-major winner and World Golf Hall of Famer looks like – well – exactly that. Consider, for example, his ball striking. Mickelson is 202nd on Tour this season in strokes gained: tee to green at negative-.528. This week? He’s third in the field, having picked up 6.7 stokes. Perhaps the difference is that he is a little less concerned with hitting bombs and hellacious seeds. Mickelson made clear after the round that he was in no way trying to keep up with playing partners Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau. It was a lesson he learned after a poor outing this year at Riviera, where he was paired with Brooks Koepka and Bubba Watson. Leader Mickelson (63): ‘Given myself fair chances’ Travelers Championship: Full-field scores | Full coverage “I tried in LA to match it with Brooks and Bubba, and those guys are long, and I was trying to swing hard, and I ended up missing the cut,” he said. “I ended up not playing well, and I learned from that. … “I made some strides in the sense that I didn’t try to go toe to toe with two of the longest guys in the game, Bryson and Rory. I ended up hitting some 3-woods on some of those holes because it fit my game better, and fortunately I made a couple of birdies.” Phil Mickelson? Laying back? It only took him three decades on Tour. And after all that time, he’s still out here putting up personal bests. This, in his 624th career start, is the first time Mickelson has ever opened with back-to-back rounds of 64 or better. Inclement weather is expected Saturday afternoon in Connecticut, prompting tournament officials to bump up tee times. It’ll make for a quick turnaround for the 50-year-old leader, but that’s hardly a concern. “You know, it’s probably a little bit difficult as you get older,” he said. “But when you’re playing well, you have that extra momentum, and it should be okay.”last_img read more

EGYPT 2021 launches official website: We promise historic event

first_img Click to comment Recommended for you NORDIC FINAL! Denmark beat Spain in thriller! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsEgyptian Handball Federation has launched the official website of the IHF Men’s World Handball Championship 2021. Exactly five months before the start of the first ever tournament on which will participate 32 best world’s handball national teams, organizers established a place where handball fans and media can find all necessary information about the event.“Handball is one of the world’s most popular sports, and Egypt 2021 will see 32 of the world’s best teams pitted against each other. Never before in the championship’s history have the competition seen so many teams participating. Unitl the past edition, 24 teams had taken part, and the competition was held jointly in two nations, while the next edition that will follow Egypt 2021, will be hosted by three nations. All this brings with it new and exciting challenges.Led by his Excellency, the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt has always proved its ability to rise to the occasion and achieve miracles, as you have seen in the summer of 2019, when we hosted football’s Africa Cup of Nations, a feat that international media described as a miracle.I would like to emphasize the continuous cooperation between the Supreme Organizing Committee headed by Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, and all the institutions of the Egyptian state, sports federations, clubs, and the Egyptian personnel. This cooperation has been key to the continuous success Egyptian sport has had when hosting tournaments.We can never forget the role of the Egyptian public, who are always keen to support their homeland and present themselves in a way that suits the great civilization they represent. As you all know, sports are the best ambassador to express sophistication and competence.As for infrastructure, our efforts were successful in building three new giant indoor halls in three cities: the New Capital Sports Hall, the Borg El Arab Alexandria Sport Hall, and the 6th of October Giza Sports Hall, as well as further developing the Cairo Stadium Halls Complex. Such achievements will leave a legacy for every Egyptian.Finally, I would like to welcome every official, team, and fan from all over the world, wishing them the utmost enjoyment of Egypt’s beautiful weather, rich civilization, and all-around hosting experience. I promise them we will exert every effort to host a spectacular tournament suiting Egypt. We promise a historic event.Welcome to Egypt, and see you in January 2021, is written by by Egyptian sports minister Ashraf Sobhy. EGYPT 2021: The best ever placement for Argentina, Hungarian TOP result in 24 years! Related Items:Egypt 2021, Egypt 2021 handball ShareTweetShareShareEmail Spain win bronze medal! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

USA Triathlon and EC3D Sports wrap multi-year sponsor partnership

first_imgUSA Triathlon (USAT) and EC3D Sports, a high-end compression apparel manufacturer, have agreed to an exclusive partnership that designates the company as a new Silver-Level Sponsor of the National Governing Body through to June 2017. The agreement is specific to the category of compression wear.Following this latest deal, USA Triathlon annual members and certified coaches are eligible for a discount on all EC3D Sports products, including a wide range of compression tops, bottoms and socks ‘for enhanced performance, training and faster recovery.’EC3D Sports will also supply product at select USA Triathlon National Championships through to 2016; and each athlete participating at the 2013 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 10-11 August will receive a pair of EC3D’s newly launched, toeless recovery socks.The USA Triathlon National Team, Under-23 and Junior Programs will also benefit directly from this partnership with EC3D Sports product.“We’re very excited and flattered to be associated with USA Triathlon,” said EC3D President Danny Ayoub. “It’s a strong endorsement for EC3D and it gives us the opportunity to help even more athletes at all levels perform and recover better.”Established in 2005, EC3D Sports has been manufacturing product for top-performing companies in the endurance community for the past seven years. EC3D compression garments are constructed to keep athletes comfortably dry while optimizing the biomechanics of the entire body. The company focuses on three dimensions of sport — performance, endurance and recuperation.“We were immediately impressed by the results after testing EC3D Sports compression wear,” said Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Marketing & Communications Director.“EC3D Sports is identified as a category leader, and its product line can benefit the entire USA Triathlon family – from first-time age groupers to elite athletes. We look forward to building a value-focused partnership and expanding their position within the endurance industry.”“Proper recovery and the direct benefits of compression wear are emphasized throughout the US National Team Program,” added Andy Schmitz, USA Triathlon General Manager of High Performance. “So we’re especially excited to draw upon EC3D Sports products as key training tools when preparing to compete on the international stage.”www.usatriathlon.orgwww.EC3Dsports.com Relatedlast_img read more

The Greatest Party That Never Was

first_imgIndependent/Courtesy Southampton Animal ShelterAcross the nation, countless nonprofit organizations are suffering from lack of funding, another casualty caused by COVID-19. As social distancing continues and the unemployment rate grows, nonprofits, which rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers, struggle.The East End, in particular, is set to see an unprecedented number of charity events cancelled or postponed. These gatherings are key to organizations meeting their annual operation budgets.The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, for example, has canceled two months’ worth of events. However, it is aiming to bring in donations while adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines by virtually “non-inviting” the public to not attend The Greatest Party That Never Was, on April 30. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the shelter.Katie McEntee, director of adoptions and public relations at the shelter, created the concept. The invite reads, “This is a very fake event for a very real cause. You have to miss this. Stay at home, forget the Uber, and definitely do not get your hair done.”Guests are invited to stay at home with their pet and donate from the comfort of their own couches by clicking the “don’t show up” button on the website. After purchasing a virtual ticket, which starts at $25, the party absentee may then submit a photo of owner and pet. The image will then be included in a virtual photo collage on the shelter’s Facebook and Instagram pages on the night of April 30.Independent/Courtesy Southampton Animal Shelter“Along with the rest of America, we are watching the news closely and making adjustments to our calendar day by day,” said Barbara Maresca, interim co-executive director of upcoming events. “For now, we have canceled events through the month of April. We will make a call on May events within the next week or so.”While the Southampton Animal Shelter is currently closed to visitors, it is offering Roadside Adoptions and Fosters, a program designed to help pets find homes while keeping with social distancing guidelines. Within the first two weeks of social distancing, over half of the shelter’s dogs were placed into foster homes, and 12 puppies were adopted in only two days.“We have been overwhelmed by the number of responses to help our shelter during this time. We received so many applications to foster and to adopt our shelter pets,” McEntee said. “The community has been supporting our staff as well, calling and sending goodies to help keep our spirts high. Our staff is amazing and so dedicated. I am lucky to work with such amazing, animal-centric people.”Animals can be extremely therapeutic to their owners, which is particularly true during times of crisis. Through companionship and unconditional love, pets improve both physical and mental health. They alleviate loneliness, lower depression, and increase activity levels. As an essential business, the shelter foundation remains open. Dogs go for walks and continue training, kennels and cages are cleaned, and staff is on site to care for any medical needs.McEntee said, “For humans, right now our way of life has changed. Our pets, however, have not felt any changes, which speaks volumes to our staff’s dedication and love.”Visit www.southamptonanimalshelter.com to not attend The Greatest Party That Never Was and see a list of available animals for fostering or adoption. You can also fill out an application right [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Dominica secures market for coffee export

first_imgLocalNews Dominica secures market for coffee export by: – July 26, 2013 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 145 Views   no discussions Dominica has already secured a Venezuelan market for the export of its coffee as plans to revive that sector intensifies.Construction of a coffee processing plant donated by the Venezuela Government commenced in April of this year by a joint company; Venezuela/Dominica (VENDOM).VENEDOM is a company formed through a partnership between a locally formed company Nature Isle Coffee (NIC) and Venezuelan Coffee Corporation (VCC). VCC owns 51% shares and NIC 49 % shares.The facility which will see the processing of 2000 tons of coffee beans per year is being constructed at One Mile in Portsmouth. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told Parliament on Wednesday that 25 acres of coffee has been established and over 10,000 coffee seedlings have been prepared for distribution. He said over 800 sustainable jobs will be created as a result of this project and that the coffee enterprise will comprise of up to 200 famers.“In order to deliver the level of supply, approximately two thousand acres of coffee will be required. Local supplies of coffee beans would be initially supplemented by imported beans to meet the required beans of the plant”.He said further that the amount of beans imported will be progressively reduced as local production increases. He also dispelled suggestions that Dominica does not have sufficient coffee to process at the factory. “Do they know of any Cocoa farm in Switzerland and Switzerland produces the best chocolate in the world? It is about adding value and nothing is wrong in importing beans to Dominica, adding value to it and sending back to the market where you can get the difference in price from the raw product to a processed product,” he said. Prime Minister Skerrit explained that Dominica’s equity participation in VENEDOM is the coffee equipment and the land on which the land on which the plant is being constructed. He also disclosed to Parliament that VENEDOM has obtained $11.2 million from the Alba Bank to construct and commission the coffee plant in an effort to assist farmers in rehabilitating the farms and to finance the establishment of new farms.According to the Prime Minister, farmers who will be participating in the project will receive assistance from VENEDOM and about 18 new jobs for the operational aspect of the enterprise will be created.Other jobs will also be created in the actual production and cultivation of the coffee beans which includes one mechanical engineer, one quality assurance supervisor, five machine operators, ten packers and one marketing officer to work alongside Export Dominica. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Magee Hospital hosts baby pep rally

first_imgTINY STEELER FANS–Newborns at Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC with their Steelers gear. (Photo by J.L. Martello)Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC is showing their Steeler pride during the playoffs by hosting a nursery pep rally featuring Pittsburgh’s newest members of Steeler Nation before every game. The newborns will be swaddled in Terrible Towels and sport hand-knitted black and gold caps made by Magee’s Volunteer Knitters. The first rally was held Jan. 8, the day before the Steelers won against the Bengals to go on and play against the Broncos.STEELER FAMILY–New mother Glennice Thomas holds her 2-day-old Steelers fan, Djibril Diallo, who is wrapped up in the terrible towel and rooting the team on in their playoff bid in the 2015-2016 season. She is supported by her sister, Mattie Thomas.(Photo by J.L. Martello)Pictured are participants of the first baby rally, Glennice Thomas and her son, Djibril Diallo, just two days after she gave birth.Glennice, who thought what the hospital is doing is really nice since all the babies were born in Pittsburgh, said it does not matter to her what Diallo does when he grows up as long as he is happy and he is good at whatever he does.Mattie Thomas, Glennice’s sister, a diehard devoted Steelers fan, said, “Djibril makes me believe even more that we are going to win.”BABY SUPPORT—Then two-day-old Djibril Diallo supporting the Steelers in their playoff run. (Photo by J.L. Martello)last_img read more

Supermarket rumour mill

first_imgA CLOUD of confusion hovers over Pakenham’s oldest supermarket. Rumours have been circulating for weeks that the Ritchies IGA store…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Pearse Stadium Double Header Confirmed For Saturday

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The CCCC have confirmed the details of the Allianz National Hurling League Quarter Finals. Galway’s Quarter Final with Wexford will be played as a doubleheader with the Allianz National Football League clash of Galway and Roscommon in Pearse Stadium on Saturday next.  The Hurling Quarter Final between Galway and Wexford will throw in at 1.30 with the Football throwing in at 3.30. All three Hurling Quarter Finals will be played on Saturday with Waterford and Clare in Walsh Park at 3pm and Tipperary and Dublin in Semple Stadium at 4.30. The Division One A Relegation Play-off between Kilkenny and Cork will be played at Nowlan Park and will throw in at 2pm. last_img read more

Christian Eriksen strikes in stoppage time as Tottenham snatch late win

first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN kept Tottenham title hopes alive with a stoppage-time winner.The jubilation of the draw in Barcelona which sealed qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League was disappearing in a damp squib of a performance against dogged Burnley.6 Christian Eriksen scores the dramatic late winner for SpursCredit: Getty – Contributor6 Eriksen arrives to fire Spurs to victory and shatter BurnleyCredit: Reuters6 The midfielder is mobbed by Spurs team-mates after the dramatic late winnerCredit: ReutersErik Lamela, Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli had all missed late chances to snatch a winner.But second-half substitute Eriksen came up with the good again to keep Spurs on the tails of Liverpool and Manchester City.Until the late winner, the only plus point for the home team looked like being a decent first start in the senior team for Oliver Skipp, 18, who played in defensive midfield as Mauricio Pochettino shuffled his team to make up for FOUR centre backs being out with injury.Lucas Moura and Lamela failed to convert decent opportunities in the first half , the latter when Joe Hart made a good smothering save.6 Danny Rose bites the dust under a Phil Bardsley challenge in a gritty match at WembleyCredit: PA:Press AssociationMost read in footballBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upHarry Kane had a good shout for a penalty turned down as Burnley frustrated the home team with their compact shape and commitment.Ashley Barnes thought he had given the visitors a shock lead just after the break, only for a combination of Toby Alderweireld and Kane to block his acrobatic effort.From then on, Spurs enjoyed most of the possession and territory yet found it hard to create clear-cut chances.Pochettino sent on Christian Eriksen with 25 minutes left but the chances were falling to others.Is this Danny Rose cross for Tottenham the worst of all time?6 Oliver Skipp made his full debut in the centre of the Tottenham midfieldCredit: AFP or licensors6 Robbie Brady attempts an overhead kick as Burnley searched for the breakthroughCredit: PA:Empics SportIn the 75th minute the ball came to Lamela just outside the six-yard box but Hart made a fine one-armed saved to keep out the low shot.Then Son dragged a shot wide from even close range with five minutes left.When Dele was unable to force in a Son cross at the far post, it seemed Burnley, who had Robbie Brady and Phil Bardsley booked for timewasting, would hold on for a point.But in the final minute, Dele and Kane combined to tee up Eriksen to complete a fine week for Tottenham.Watch all the Premier League action from Saturday 15th Decemberlast_img read more