Hampshire seeks managers for £660m multi-asset credit mandates

first_imgThe £6.6bn (€7.5bn) Hampshire Pension Fund is seeking three managers to run a new 10% allocation to multi-asset credit.The fund – part of the UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) – is looking to invest primarily in high-yield fixed income and floating-rate corporate debt of North American and European companies, including loans and bonds, according to a tender notice. Managers could invest on an opportunistic basis in other debt instruments, such as debt and equity tranches of collateralised loan obligations, mortgage-backed securities and other asset-backed securities, Hampshire said. This would be limited to 25% of the portfolio.Exposure to lower yielding investment grade credit will be a function of volatility management rather than for income generation, the pension fund said. The cathedral in Winchester, seat of Hampshire County CouncilThe local authority scheme said it would consider investing on either a segregated or pooled fund basis. Any pooled fund must have a minimum of monthly liquidity.Interested parties should manage at least £3bn in actively managed multi-asset credit mandates and, at a minimum, have a lead manager who has managed global multi-asset fixed income mandates for more than 10 years and have a track record of more than three years within the applying firm.Management fees including all other fees and expenses should be below 50 basis points a year.As at 31 March 2017 Hampshire had a 58% allocation to equities and a 27.5% allocation to fixed income. It is also invested in UK and European property (6.7%) and alternative investments (7.3%).The pension fund was valued at £6.6bn at the end of March this year.Hampshire is part of the ACCESS asset pool formed by 11 LGPS funds. In March the £41bn group appointed Link Fund Solutions to run its pooled assets. UBS was awarded a £11bn passive management mandate for ACCESS in October last year. All currency exposure is to be hedged back to sterling. Interest rate duration should be around two years.last_img read more

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Picks Humber’s Offshore Wind Brain

first_imgTeam Humber Marine Alliance and Aura Wind Energy have entered into a deal to develop an offshore wind strategy for the U.S. Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.The three parties signed a contract on 2 May said to be the result of work to develop relationships with the U.S. East Coast over the last three years.The strategy will follow a period of research and analysis, supply chain work and advice around cluster development and collaboration.It is expected that the relationship with Rhode Island will continue over the next few years, Aura Wind Energy said.“There has been huge interest in how we have overcome the challenges in developing a strong offshore wind sector in the Humber and to learn from us in building an offshore wind ‘ecosystem,” said Mark O’Reilly, Team Humber Marine Alliance CEO.“They are harnessing our expertise so that they can develop an effective strategy early in the development of the sector. The deal illustrates just how far the Humber has come.”According to RI Secretary of Commerce, Stefan Pryor, the partnership will help the U.S. state make the right strategic moves in building the local wind industry supply chain and growing the renewables sector in general.Rhode Island is home to the first and only operating commercial offshore wind farm in the US waters – the 30MW Block Island wind farm.last_img read more

Ighalo a good fit for Man Utd, says ex-Man City boss

first_img Loading… “I’ve watched them on a number of occasions and I always feel they lack that physicality at the top end of the pitch, just to relieve pressure. “When United won at City and were getting pressed hard, they needed an outlet to knock it up to a big man who could retain possession and resist challenges. “Without that physicality, sometimes you can’t get out.”On the other hand, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Ighalo will thrive at the club, having scored 16 goals in 55 Premier League games during his time at Watford.Advertisement Read Also: Ighalo could have Cantona impact at Man Utd, claims ex-EPL legend “Odion is an experienced player,” Solskjaer said. “He will come in and give us an option of a different type of centre-forward for the short spell he’s staying with us. “A great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his time here.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Man City boss and Manchester United striker Mark Hughes believes Odion Ighalo will offer the Red Devils something they are desperately lacking at the moment. “He’s the type that United need, whether or not that’s a long-term view Ole has in terms of where he wants to take the team,” he said. Promoted ContentTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And WhyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

Competitive Clough captures four feature wins, Jet Racing Central Region rookie of the year

first_imgIMCA Modified Jet Racing Central Region rookie of the year Brandon Clough. (Photo by Joe Starr)WALLACE, Neb. – Brandon Clough hoped to be competitive in his first IMCA Modified season.He was better than that.Clough won four features on the way to capturing Jet Racing Central Region rookie of the year honors. He was second in standings at Phillips County Raceway, just a single point out of first, and fourth at both Lexington Raceway and Lincoln County Raceway.“I am very happy with the year. Early in the season I didn’t figure I’d get any wins,” he said. “I had just hoped to be competitive. I am extremely pleased with our results from this season.”The Wallace, Neb., driver had another 12 top five finishes in 38 starts. After taking some early lumps, his first Modified win came on May 6 at Lincoln County, in just his seventh start in the new division.“There are some pretty fast cars that race there weekly. I didn’t quite know what to think at first after I won that night,” Clough admitted. “As the season went on and once we kind of figured out what we were doing, we were able to finish up toward the front more often.”Clough had started his on-track career in an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, then ran four seasons in a Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod.“I couldn’t make the cars work, tore stuff up and just didn’t have any success. I didn’t feel I was getting any better and decided to try something different,” he said. “I’m glad I did.”Starts-38Wins-4Additional Top Fives-12HIS CREW: Cheridawn Palmer, brothers Kyle and Tanner, Henry Henderson, Dillon Henderson and Jim Trusty.HIS SPONSORS: Parents Rod and Donna; Clough Farms, the D.A.M. Shop and Wallace Agency, all of Wallace; Noyes Irrigation of Grant; Goldfuss Shocks of Dwight; First Class Auto Design of Hoisington, Kan.; and 1st Class Chassis of Great Bend, Kan.last_img read more

Acting director of US Customs and Border Patrol announces resignation

first_imgActing director of U.S. Customs and Border protection John Sanders announced his resignation Tuesday following the backlash his agency’s received over reports that more than 300 children were held in a remote Border Patrol station in unsanitary conditions.The Associated Press broke the story last week after interviewing lawyers who reportedly visited the facility in Clint, Texas, and claim that young migrants are suffering neglect and mistreatment at the hands of the U.S government.The conditions at the station in Clint, Texas, included inadequate food, lack of medical care, and older children trying to care for toddlers.Following the reports, Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar said Monday that the federal government had removed most of the children from the facility.However, on Tuesday a border patrol official confirmed that more than 100 children had been transported back to the Clint station.Sanders said in a message to employees Tuesday that he would resign on July 5.“Although I will leave it to you to determine whether I was successful, I can unequivocally say that helping support the amazing men and women of CBP has been the most fulfilling and satisfying opportunity of my career,” Sanders said.He did not give a reason for leaving his job.It remains unclear if his departure is related to the recent controversy in Texas.This story is developing.last_img read more

Neymar Staying at PSG, No Return to Barcelona

first_imgParis Saint-Germain star Neymar has confirmed that he will be staying at the club next season.The Brazilian forward was left in tears after the Ligue 1 champions were defeated by Bayern Munichin the Champions League final in Lisbon earlier this month.The 28-year-old £198million man was also heavily linked with a move back to former club Barcelonabefore coronaviruspandemic. But Neymar has now put any suggestion that he could leave PSG after their European heartbreak to bed and also told the club’s official magazine he would like to go one better in this season’s Champions League and become a legend in the French capital.“I’m staying at PSG next season! And with the ambition to return to the Champions League final, this time to win it,” he said.“I like the idea of doing everything to leave my name in the history books of my club.”Reports in France have also suggested the Brazilian is attempting to help bring former team-mate Lionel Messi to the clubas the wantaway star seeks an exit from Barcelona.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Student Resource Guide

first_imgIn addition, students who subscribe to International Student Careers’ free newsletter receive the International Student Job Search Guide, a 33-page document that gives aspiring professionals a strong base for their job search, including two sections that explain H-1B in extensive detail. The Institute of International Education The college landscape is an uneven playing field. With nearly 100,000 undocumented high school graduates every year, the vast number of undocumented students preparing for college will have to transition without the same access to financial aid and scholarships as many other students.  Edupass – International Student Loan Finder NAFSA also provides guides for international students to educate them about the costs of going to school in the United States and to help them organize their spending. The glossary of financial aid terms defines any potentially confusing wording that students may encounter on their paperwork, while the simple budget spreadsheet breaks down everything a student will need to spend money on. Resources for any college student  Joining communities of students with similar experiences offers an intimate way to build a second home. The International Student Assembly is a group for students from all countries and backgrounds and hosts events such as Global Cultural Month, Globefest and other activities. Students can also join cultural assemblies with more specific demographics, such as the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly and Latinx Student Assembly. However, undocumented students are not entirely excluded from scholarships — the Undergraduate Student Government created a resource list for such students, which include scholarships for undocumented students such as the Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship and the La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship (specifically for Latinx students).  Interstride  USC-specific resources Graduates who aren’t sure what country they want to live in yet can use the Jobs tool, which searches for opportunities at H1-B sponsoring employers both in the United States and internationally. Interstride also provides advice from its employees on job search strategies and posts frequent webinars for students looking to enter any professional area, with topics ranging from job search optimization by country to education on how to begin a startup company. The Institute of International Education’s website connects students to potential opportunities, including fellowships and internships in countries abroad. The website also publishes news and studies on developments that impact international students and launched a fund earlier this month to provide $1 million to aid international students affected by the coronavirus. USG’s Guide for Undocumented Students Interstride’s Visa Insights feature allows students to look up which employers have sponsored H-1B visas in the past. The Country Insights tool provides descriptions of the economic states of countries across the globe and links to important information including health recommendations, cost of living guides and job postings. International Scholarships  Attending universities in the United States can be very expensive — finding relevant scholarships can be crucial to affording higher education. Internationalscholarships.com provides a comprehensive list of scholarships international students can qualify for in addition to grants and loans. Students can use the site to discover more than 1,600 scholarships, which can then be filtered to find major-specific scholarships. Navigating which loans are available can be a daunting task for international students. The International Student Loan Finder on edupass.org, a site dedicated to informing international students in the United States about financial resources available to them, allows students to learn about a variety of educational loans. After the student inputs whether they are a U.S. citizen, have a U.S. cosigner and other information related to their degree, the International Student Loan Finder provides a list of loans the student qualifies for.center_img USC Cultural Assemblies The following organizations and tools provide international students with answers to questions about visas, financial issues and their job search. NAFSA’s Financial Aid for International Students page Students can find the link to Interstride on the “Explore Resources for International Students” page on the University’s Career Center website. Interstride is a career services page that has partnered with USC and other higher education institutions throughout the country to help graduating international students in their career search.  The guide also lists specific search engines for finding scholarships, including the Act on a Dream’s database of national scholarships for DACA students. The Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund also provides scholarships for undocumented students, focusing on those with Central American and Latinx backgrounds. One such post is a guide to finding jobs abroad, giving students a defined checklist of goals to accomplish on their search that will make them more attractive to potential employers. This checklist style is replicated in other posts that describe how to stand out at an international career fair, how to write an American CV and how to ace an informational interview. A quarter of USC’s student population is international, and yet this community is often underrepresented in the stories that are told at the University. In our special “A Long Way From Home” supplement issue, the Daily Trojan aims to spotlight the perspectives of international students who shape the culture of USC. Find all the stories here. The site outlines many methods of funding one’s education, with links to pages that provide scholarships, grants and loans. There’s also a section on tax credit, providing students with the resources to find out when they are tax-exempt. On USC’s Career Center website, International Student Careers provides guidance to international students hoping to work in the United States. The site hosts similar resources on H-1B-friendly companies to Interstride, including a tool that outlines the best global cities for tech jobs. For those frustrated with H-1B, ISC has a number of educational blog posts that explain the processes that help students get jobs step-by-step. International Student Careers The National Association of Foreign Student Advisors’ sole mission isn’t focused on assisting international students, but its page for international student financial aid is useful. Financial aid is scarce for international students, so NAFSA designed a page that provides information on many common financial concerns and links to sites that specialize in those areas. The Institute of International Education is a multifunctional organization that finds many ways to accomplish its mission statement, which is “to help people and organizations leverage the power of international education to thrive in today’s interconnected world.” Its top service is managing global scholarship programs, but it also uses its vast network of 1,600 higher education institutions to connect members across the world.  Design: Mia Isla | Daily Trojan Read more about how international students adjust to USC here.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard, Clippers top Thunder for 5th win in a row

first_imgGeorge received a warm reception from Oklahoma City’s fans. He spent two seasons with the Thunder and was third in the MVP balloting last season before the team traded him last summer.“I had a short stint here, but the way they embraced me and took me in the second I stepped foot here from day one – it was a huge impact,” George said. “That’s the reason I still want to do community work here. I still want to be established as a Sooner here, as an Oklahoman.”Dennis Schroder scored 24 points and former Clippers Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari each scored 15 for the Thunder, who lost their second straight. The 15-point margin matched Oklahoma City’s worst home loss of the season.“I thought we had moments in time in the game where we got stagnant on offense,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Some of that had to do with their length and their size and their athleticism.”Oklahoma lost 133-86 to league-leading Milwaukee on Friday night. PreviousOklahoma City Thunder’s Dennis Schroder (17) takes a shot against Los Angeles Clipper’s Landry Shamet (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)The Clippers’ Landry Shamet saves the ball near the baseline as the Thunder’s Steven Adams approaches during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Los Angeles Clipper’s Paul George (13) passes the ball away from Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsOklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams (12) fights for the ball with Los Angeles Clipper’s Patrick Beverley (21) as Terrance Ferguson (23), Marcus Morris Sr. (31), and Ivica Zubac (40) look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Los Angeles Clipper’s Patrick Beverley (21) drives the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Los Angeles Clipper’s Montrezl Harrell (5) dunks against Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Los Angeles Clipper’s Kawhi Leonard (2) goes against Oklahoma City Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Clipper’s Reggie Jackson (1) drives the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dennis Schroder (17) and Luguentz Dort (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Oklahoma City’s Dennis Schroder passes the ball away as the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Los Angeles Clipper’s Reggie Jackson (1) takes a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder’s Andre Roberson (21), Nerlens Noel (9) and Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Nerlens Noel (9) fights for the ball with Los Angeles Clipper’s Ivica Zubac (40) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Los Angeles Clipper’s Patrick Beverley (21) fights Oklahoma City Thunder’s Nerlens Noel (9) for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams (12) takes a shot against Los Angeles Clipper’s Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Los Angeles Clipper’s Lou Williams (23) is guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Los Angeles Clipper’s Montrezl Harrell (5) blocks a shot by Oklahoma City Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Abdel Nader (11) is blocked and fouled by Los Angeles Clipper’s Marcus Morris Sr. (31) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dennis Schroder (17) takes a shot against Los Angeles Clipper’s Landry Shamet (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)The Clippers’ Landry Shamet saves the ball near the baseline as the Thunder’s Steven Adams approaches during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)NextShow Caption1 of 16The Clippers’ Landry Shamet saves the ball near the baseline as the Thunder’s Steven Adams approaches during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)ExpandOKLAHOMA CITY — Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points to help the Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-94 on Tuesday night.The Clippers held Oklahoma City to 42 percent shooting as Coach Doc Rivers moved into sole possession of 12th place in NBA history with 936 wins.“We played defense the whole game,” Rivers said. “They made a couple of runs, but that’s what they do. But we kept responding. We responded with big baskets and lots of stops. I thought our defense today was extraordinary.”Montrezl Harrell and former Thunder player Paul George each added 16 points for the Clippers, who won their fifth straight. “These last two games, playing against Milwaukee and playing against the Clippers, obviously two elite teams – I’m hopeful that we can keep getting better because in these kinds of games, things get exposed that you have to work on and have to really address and look at,” Donovan said.The Clippers finished the second quarter strong and led 59-47 at halftime. Leonard led the Clippers with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting while Schroder scored 13 points in the first half for the Thunder.Related Articles Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 The Clippers continued to roll and led 89-70 after the third period. George scored eight points in the third quarter after a quiet first half.The Clippers held a comfortable lead throughout the fourth quarter.STAT LINESIt was a rough long-range shooting night for both teams. The Clippers went 11 for 36 from 3-point range while the Thunder shot 9 for 28.STILL MADImmediately after George was introduced in the starting lineup, Patrick Beverley was introduced. Thunder fans booed the gritty defensive stopper as usual. They still remember the 2013 playoffs when Beverley, then with the Houston Rockets, ran into Russell Westbrook after Westbrook called a timeout, causing a knee injury that ended Westbrook’s season.TIP-INSGeorge had a kid-friendly fishing dock dedicated on Monday at South Lakes Park in Oklahoma City. George is an avid fisherman. … The Clippers shot 63.6 percent in the first quarter to lead 38-27. … Forward/center Harrell limped off the court in the third quarter with a left leg injury. He later re-entered the game. … Former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson scored seven points on 3-for-8 shooting. He was booed during pregame introductions. … OKC’s Paul was called for a technical foul in the first quarter. … The Thunder made just 4 of 9 free-throw attempts in the first half. … Oklahoma City failed to score 100 points for the second straight game. It is only the second time this season the Thunder have gone consecutive games without reaching the century mark. The other time was the first two games of the season.UP NEXTThe Clippers play at the Houston Rockets on Thursday at 5 p.m. PT. Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

This one change has helped Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda in 2019

first_imgTurner established himself as the Dodgers’ everyday third baseman, making an All-Star team and earning an NLCS co-MVP award. Could Tovar predict that degree of success for his former teammate?“Yes,” Tovar said. “He has always been a tremendous third baseman. I think that the opportunity came and he ran with it.”ALSOManager Dave Roberts said David Freese was available off the bench Monday night despite a sore knee. Kiké Hernandez started at first base and Max Muncy shifted to third. … After taking Monday off, Matt Beaty’s rehab assignment with advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga will resume Tuesday, he said. … Beaty is expected to play two more rehab games and see time at first base and left field, Roberts said.UP NEXTAngels (TBA or RHP Felix Peña) vs. Dodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda), Tuesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, SportsNet LA (where available), 830 AM, 570 AMStaff Writer Jeff Fletcher contributed to this story. ANAHEIM — When Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda starts against the Angels on Tuesday, he can expect to face four pretty good left-handed hitters: Tommy La Stella, Shohei Ohtani, Kole Calhoun and Brian Goodwin. Switch-hitting rookie Luis Rengifo will probably sneak in the lineup as well.Maeda has always thrown a changeup, albeit sparingly. This season, however, it’s been his most frequently thrown pitch against left-handed hitters – a common tactic for right-handers, but an uncommon one for Maeda prior to this season.What changed?“During the offseason, I saw a lot of data, a lot of articles saying my changeup was good,” Maeda said through his interpreter. “That gave me a lot of confidence on that pitch.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire It doesn’t take a deep data dive to understand the strategy. Left-handers batted .123 against Maeda’s changeup last season. Right-handers didn’t fare much better (.167), making the changeup Maeda’s most successful pitch measured by batting average against.So far this season, roughly one of every four pitches (23 percent) Maeda throws is a changeup according to Brooks Baseball, up from 14 percent a year ago. Lefties are seeing Maeda’s changeup (39 percent) and four-seam fastball (38) in nearly equal volume.Pitchers typically describe the changeup as a “feel pitch,” making it a more volatile offering from start to start, even inning to inning. With better feel comes better results. For Maeda to develop confidence in the pitch took time.“Last year I started throwing my changeup around midway during the season last year, so I couldn’t fully control the movement and which side of the plate I wanted it to go to,” he said. “This year I have more control over it, more conviction. That’s probably why I have thrown it more.”Maeda, 31, is 7-2 with a 3.48 earned-run average in his fourth season with the Dodgers. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error RENEWED ACQUAINTANCESAngels manager Brad Ausmus’ playing career ended in Los Angeles just as Russell Martin’s was beginning. Ausmus was Martin’s backup in 2009 and 2010. Monday, Martin recalled their pre-game meetings being exceptionally advanced for the era.“Before people were collecting data for us and handing it to us, he would decipher through it himself and game-plan going over the lineups,” Martin said. “We’d look at batting average against fastballs, batting average against curveballs, sliders, changeups. Then we had different counts. We’d go through the whole lineup. We’d create our own game plans.”“I had to do my homework,” Martin continued. “He helped me prepare in a more structured way. He was always really smart, really well prepared. He helped me take my game calling and my preparation to a whole other level.”Ausmus, whose playing career spanned parts of 18 seasons, returned the high praise.“He is one of the most athletic players I ever played with,” Ausmus said. “He’s had a great career. I enjoyed playing with Russ. He’s a good teammate. He’s a winning type player. He had that hockey mentality – I say that because he’s Canadian – in a baseball uniform.”MEET THE OLD METSDodgers third baseman Justin Turner and Angels infielder Wilfredo Tovar comprise one of the more unlikely pairs of Freeway Series rivals.Turner was an established utility infielder with the Mets in 2013 when Tovar made his major league debut. The two followed very different paths to Angel Stadium, however.Tovar bounced from the Mets to the Cardinals to the Twins to the Angels, playing in 536 minor league games and only nine in the majors before the Angels brought him up from Triple-A on Friday.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

Women handball players of ‘Grude’ qualified to BiH Premier league

first_imgIn the match of the 20th round of the First League of FBiH, women handball players of ‘Grude’ defeated Bihać with 33:21, and in doing so, they have qualified to BiH Premier League, reports sportsport.baPlayers of Grude dominated through the entire match and in the end they won.The most efficient player was Josipa Bračić with 13 goals, Ana Marija Šimić with 9, Lejla Ibradžić with 12 and Azra Bašanović with 5 goals.last_img