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Raise Your Hand If You Watched This Week’s Younger!

first_imgHilary Duff & Sutton Foster in ‘Younger'(Photo: TV Land) After a two-week absence of statement necklaces, Miriam Shor finally upped her game with two exquisite pieces this episode. First, she rocked this emerald-hued ensemble—with just over a month to go until St. Patrick’s Day. And with that coat, she’s like a snow leopard leprechaun. A leoparchaun, if you will. A few scenes later, she served “Dark Side of the Moon” realness with a hefty assortment of balls and shafts. Yep, not suggestive in the slightest. Buckle your seatbelts and strap on your statement necklaces (two of them, if you’re Miriam Shor), because it’s time for this week’s Younger recap. Liza’s come down from her pot pop high, and although she can’t lift her arm, she’s orchestrating a master scheme to get rid of Jade, win back the lost advance, screw over a competitor and partake in some Bing product placement—all at the same time. Let’s navigate the sneaky plan.SEASON 2, EPISODE 6: “Un-Jaded”Emoji UpdateLiza and Josh wake up (almost all of the cold opens this season take place in a bed, often post-coitus), and Liza can’t move her arm above a 90-degree angle. At the doctor’s, they learn she’s suffering from adhesive capsulitis, a.k.a. “40-year-old shoulder.” Charles and Diana (mostly Diana) woo Hugh Shirley (David Wain), an author whose stance on feminism includes wearing a tampon to understand a woman’s experience. Kelsey and Liza track Jade’s Instagram; as you may recall, Jade is publicly blowing her advance from her book that doesn’t exist—the last grand went toward a diamond pacifier. Liza hatches a plan: write the first chapter of Jade’s draft using her social media to build buzz and sell the account. Maggie finishes her Durga-inspired sculpture, and Lauren plans to have it featured at Hector and Dorf’s store. Liza, Kelsey and Lauren get their nails done (in a throwback to Jane Krakowski last season, the manicurist immediately picks up on Liza’s secret), and Lauren leaks the fake chapter to The Cut as part of Liza’s plan. At a business dinner, Diana is repulsed by Hugh’s well-intentioned but half-assed attempts at feminism, but ends up making out with him (who are we to deny someone of their thirst?) before he sends her off in a cab. Kelsey sells the book (which—again—doesn’t exist) to a rival agency. All of this is somehow legal. Hector and Dorf use the sculpture’s many arms to hang coats. As for Liza’s arm, she still can’t move it, but at least Josh is there to give her a shoulder massage.Biggest OMG Moment:When Liza pulls up Jade’s posts, pics and tweets by BING SEARCHING “jade winslow [sic] social media posts.” Listen: We’ve done our fair share of stalking people’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. But we don’t search “social media posts” when craving Bernadette Peters’ most recent musings on dogs and Mozart in the Jungle, and we certainly don’t use Bing to do so. Does anyone?Millennial Glossary:Squad:(noun) A small assembly or “posse” of friends. While the word is by no means a millennial brainchild, its usage, particularly as part of the phrase “squad goals,” i.e. a squad which one aspires to join, is popular. For examples of #SquadGoals, please see here. Or here. Or here.Moment That Made Us Go:When Liza, Kelsey and Lauren discuss the “Marie Claire enema retreat,” one of Jade’s exposés. Suddenly, our team retreats to Marie’s Crisis sound much more normal.Diana’s Statement Jewelry Update!center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Something Baaaaad Is Happening on Younger

first_img Look out, Dr. Dillamond: This Younger recap is going to be traumatizing. Glee favorite and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Matthew Morrison had a little romance with Sutton Foster this week, and as you’ll see below, things went a bit too far. Let’s check in on the newly single Liza Miller.SEASON 2, EPISODE 9: “The Good Shepherd”Emoji UpdateLiza resorts to baking pies as post-breakup therapy (between this and Waitress, we could really use a pie emoji, Apple). Millennial dream team Kelsey and Lauren stop by and reveal they’ve set Liza up with a Tinder profile. Only a few swipes in, Liza receives Josh’s profile and immediately swipes left. She then heads to the farmers market for more pie-related produce, and like a 40-something Red Riding Hood, encounters a hairy, mysterious being. It’s not a wolf; it’s a scruffy Matthew Morrison playing a character named Sebastian. Liza buys a warm blanket made from the wool of one of his sheep and takes a pamphlet featuring some Walden-esque musings that catch her fancy. She takes them into the office, and Kelsey thinks Liza might be on to something. Speaking of Kelsey, her pals seem hesitant about her engagement; is Thad really the right guy for marriage? Touched by what he wrote in the pamphlet, Liza drives to Sebastian’s farm, where there are lots of sheep. Liza woos him for a book deal over dinner, where they run into Josh with Greta, the woman who profiled him for the Times. Thad reveals to Kelsey that he hasn’t told his parents about their engagement, preventing her from going Facebook official. Liza drives back to the farm, gets Sebastian to sign the contract, makes out with him for a little rebound action, and walks in on him going full The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia on a poor, defenseless sheep. So much for that. Kelsey and Thad finally update their Facebook relationship status, and we get a brief but surprisingly delightful montage of the subsequent “likes.”Biggest OMG Moment:This one is a given, right? We’ve seen our fair share of “OMG” moments this season. Miriam Shor breaking David Wain’s penis comes to mind. We’d take a broken penis any day over Matthew Morrison in a bestiality arc.Millennial Glossary:Uber Rating:(noun) A relatively under-the-radar system Uber drivers use to rate passengers. Just one more metric for millennials to freak out over their self-worth. A lower rating can affect wait times as they can see your score before confirming you as a passenger; e.g. this recap writer has an Uber score of 4.5/5 and was likely docked half a point for insisting on talking to drivers about Miriam Shor’s statement jewelry.Moment That Made Us Go:Kelsey’s thirst for Instagram likes had us shaking our heads, and we say this with full awareness that it would bother us just as much if our avocado toast got more likes than our engagement ring. Still, there are more important things in life, Kelsey. Like wondering why all of your friends are apprehensive about said engagement.Diana’s Statement Jewelry Update! Sutton Foster & Matthew Morrison in ‘Younger'(Photo: TV Land) We got two necklaces this week: a platinum horseshoe and a steampunk heart. Careful: Miriam Shor may be after your Lucky Charms. Between this and all that emerald, we’re not convinced that Diana Trout isn’t a leprechaun. Wait. Did we just solve Younger?center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Credit union movement continues to prosper

first_imgby: Christina PontissoGregory Karp of the Chicago Tribune highlights what you should know about credit unions.As credit union membership now standing at more than 100 million, credit unions are gaining popularity among consumers.Karp gives his top 10 list of what you should know about credit unions:1) Their name can be confusing – credit unions have NOTHING to do with credit reports or scores.2) Becoming a member is easier than you think – Search by using the credit union finder at asmarterchoice.org to see which credit unions you can join!3) Service and satisfaction is outstanding – credit unions continue to rank higher than banks on the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index.4) Lower and fewer fees – 72% of America’s biggest credit unions offer free checking accounts, compared to 38% of the nation’s largest banks, according to Bankrate.5) Surplus of ATMs – credit unions belong to large ATM alliances, which means no more ATM fees for members! continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Betfair Chase one-two set for rematch | Racing News

first_imgClan Des Obeaux was fourth in the 2018 Betfair Chase and is on course for a return to Haydock, with long-absent stablemate Topofthegame expected to instead head for the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury the following week.Nicholls said: “Clan Des Obeaux is in great form at home and will head for the Betfair Chase.“Physically, he seems to have improved on years past. He is working hard and is on well schedule for Haydock.- Advertisement – “Two years ago, we went to the Betfair Chase just to put our toe in the water to see if he could run in graded races and he ran a really good race. He then went on to win the King George.“He will be ready to put up a good performance at Haydock – there is no point going there thinking he is going to need the run. He will be ready and then that is nice timing for him to go to Kempton again on Boxing Day.”The Richard Hobson-trained Lord Du Mesnil will be an outsider, but is a dual winner at the track.“Lord Du Mesnil is in good form and the Betfair Chase is a possibility,” said Hobson.“I haven’t been able to get a run into him yet this season. He has got some entries over the weekend, but we are yet to decide if he will run.“The Betfair Chase may therefore come too quick, but he is entered and we will make a decision nearer the time.”Bellshill (Sandy Thompson), Keeper Hill (Warren Greatrex) and Saint Calvados (Harry Whittington) are the other British contenders, with Henry de Bromhead’s A Plus Tard the sole Irish-trained entrant. Last year’s one-two Lostintranslation and Bristol De Mai are among 10 entries for the Betfair Chase at Haydock on November 21.The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Bristol De Mai claimed the Grade One prize in both 2017 and 2018, but was denied the hat-trick by Colin Tizzard’s Lostintranslation 12 months ago.- Advertisement – Lostintranslation disappointed when well fancied for the King George VI Chase at Kempton, but bounced back to finish a close-up third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup – and the race sponsors make him the narrow favourite to successfully defend his Haydock crown.Bristol De Mai was only ninth in the Gold Cup, but can be expected to be more of a force back on Merseyside.Nicky Henderson has entered his Gold Cup runner-up Santini, while Paul Nicholls has both dual King George hero Clan Des Obeaux and Topofthegame in contention.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Large Dutch funds see weak returns in 2015, despite boost from real assets

first_imgThe five largest pension funds in the Netherlands saw weak returns in 2015, with large deviations between listed and unlisted asset classes.With a 2.7% return on investments, the €351bn civil service scheme ABP was the best performing scheme, whereas the €161bn healthcare pension fund PFZW  generated a loss of 0.1%.However, property, infrastructure and other alternative asset classes delivered strong results. In contrast, commodities showed dramatic losses on the back of plummeting oil prices.The country’s five largest schemes also incurred lossed on their extensive interest and currency hedge. ABP reported returns of 16.9% from property and 13% on infrastructure, with private equity and hedge funds producing 24.8% and 13%, respectively.However, it said its commodities portfolio lost 20%, while suffering losses of 3.5% and 0.5% respectively due to its currency and interest rate hedges.ABP’s 33.7% fixed income portfolio returned 3.2%, with long-term government bonds, credit and emerging markets debt delivering 2.3%, 5.8% and 3.2% respectively.Its annual return on equity of developed and emerging markets was 11.7% and -4.7% respectively. However, during the last quarter, these equity returns were 8.1% and 4.4%.ABP said its overall result during the fourth quarter was 1.9%.Healthcare scheme PFZW also reported excellent results on property (14.9%), infrastructure (20.7%) and private equity (20.8%).It added that equity had generated 7.9% during 2015, whereas government bonds and inflation-linked bonds had delivered no more than 0.4% and 0.2%.PFZW’s credit portfolio yielded 2.6% and its allocation to structured credits – the insurance of banks’ loan portfolios – produced an 18.1% result.Its relatively good fourth quarter result of 1.1% could not prevent an annual loss of 0.1% at PFZW, which it attributed in part to a loss of no less than 40.4% on its 4% commodities holdings.PFZW’s combined hedge of interest and currency risk incurred a 4.8% loss, it added.Jan Willem van Oostveen, the scheme’s investment manager, attributed the negative result to the appreciation of both the US dollar and the Japanese yen relative to the euro. He said that 70% of the risk on both currencies had been hedged.Van Oostveen said that PFZW had ceased investing in hedge funds last year, “because of relatively high costs, undesired environmental effects as well as that the asset class insufficiently contributed to the pension fund’s overall return”.He added that the same went for its investments in food and metal derivatives.The €60bn metal scheme PMT, the €48bn pension fund for the building sector BpfBOUW and €40bn metal scheme PME reported annual results of 2.3%, 1% and 1% respectively.PME said its property had generated 12.6%, whereas PMT reported “above average” results of 13.2% on real estate.last_img read more

Use bond markets to challenge heavy emitters, says NBIM founder Kjaer

first_imgSource: Credit: RAO GlobalKnut Kjaer speaking at the Responsible Asset Owners conferenceDuring a breakout panel session earlier in the day, Union Investment head of fixed income Christian Kopf had also drawn attention to the importance of bond issues as an important time for investors to engage.Kopf said: “One very important tool that we have at hand – and which I think we should continue to improve – is covenants on bond contracts.“The biggest issue that we’re facing today when it comes to ESG investing is data availability. We have no set of measurements, for example, for Scope 3 carbon dioxide emissions.“We need to move forward with respect to data quality, and there I think fixed income investors can play an important role by forcing companies to incorporate that in their documentation and the covenants of bond contracts.”Carbon tax concernsOn climate change, Kjaer warned that investors should not just focus on the environment to the exclusion of societal considerations. He highlighted protests led by Extinction Rebellion taking place near the conference venue in Westminster as an example of people highlighting the social challenges of climate change, especially regarding policy proposals such as carbon taxes.“You can take up the carbon tax, that’s fine, but who is paying?” Kjaer said. “It’s those who cannot afford it. One way to handle this and to get buy-in from people is to take all the revenue you get from the carbon tax and give it back to the people. That will restore some of the income distribution [imbalance], and tilt it in a more normal way.” “Every time there is a lack of enthusiasm to buy that bond, it will affect cash flow and how [the companies] make investment decisions,” he said.Kjaer likened new bond issuance to having regular IPOs, giving the investors the ability to scrutinise a company every time it seeks more financing.“It’s a conundrum to me why so few are focusing on the bond side,” he said. The founding CEO of Norway’s giant sovereign wealth fund has urged investors to engage with bond issuers to exert influence regarding climate change issues.Speaking at the Responsible Asset Owners conference in London earlier this week, Knut Kjaer – now a member of APG’s supervisory board – said investors could have more of an impact on the world’s biggest carbon emitters through the debt markets than through equity markets.“If you take the 100 most fossil fuel intensive companies, it’s only 40 or 41 of them that have listed equities,” Kjaer said. “All of them are in the debt markets.”Many coal mining companies and much of Australia’s mining sector only raised money through the issuing bonds, he added.last_img read more

Pandemic leads to fresh calls for a referendum on Paris 2024

first_imgCoronavirus crisis and postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics have led to renewed debate in Paris, the city set to host the following edition of the Summer Games. Loading… “Shouldn’t we take the opportunity to rethink them and ask Parisians for their opinions? “Wouldn’t it be wiser to give yourself one more year, as Tokyo did, and to talk about Paris 2025?” Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet previously accepted when speaking to insidethegames that savings would have to be made, but insisted the “DNA” of the city’s bid to host the Game would remain intact. “More than ever we need this project and we need to keep the best of this project, and the DNA of this project won’t change,” Estanguet said. Transport, accommodation and human resources were areas cited by Estanguet as where Paris 2024 can make significant savings. read also:Olympics official sees ‘real problems’ in holding Games in 2021 There have been in excess of 28,000 COVID-19 deaths in France, with Paris hit particularly hard. Professional sport will not return to France until at least September. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Several elected officials have this week said the French capital should “rethink” preparations, while one councillor has renewed calls for a referendum on whether or not Paris should host the Games in 2024. City Councillor Danielle Simonnet has previously campaigned for a referendum and renewed those calls this week. On Twitter, Simonnet said the matter was more “topical” than ever given recent events. France is officially in recession and it is predicted that the economic consequences of the pandemic will be long-lasting. Jacques Boutault, the green Mayor of Paris’ second arrondissement, also said new questions had surfaced because of the crisis and the postponement of Tokyo 2020 until 2021. In comments reported by Le Parisien, he asked: “Is it relevant to keep the Olympic Games in Paris in the same form as before?Advertisement Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Will You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The Worldlast_img read more

March 18, 2019 Police Blotter

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Main Street Greensburg Tenderloin Throwdown cancelled due to weather

first_imgGreensburg, IN-The 2019 Tenderloin Throwdown has been canceled due to weather.In a statement from Main Street Greensburg, Main Street Greensburg Execturive Director, Terrah Annie Nunley stated, “Much consideration was put into this hard decision. Our local Decatur County Emergency Management Agency and the Greensburg Fire Department were both consulted. Due to weather prohibiting the safe operation of grills and deep-fryers, the event is not able to continue this year.”last_img