Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena-based Poplar Forest Capital LLC Named Finalist for Emerging Manager of the Year Awards From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 23, 2015 | 11:08 am Community News Pasadena-based Poplar Forest Capital LLC has been named a finalist for the Emerging Manager of the Year Awards by Emerging Manager Monthly, a publication focused solely on Emerging Investment Managers.Poplar Forest was selected as a finalist (Top 3) for Mid-Cap Equity. Nominees in seven categories were ranked based on the following criterion: excess returns over the benchmark, performance versus peers, product asset growth and product asset percentage growth, with the final 10 managers in each class ranked by information ratio.â€œThe Top 3 managers in each category will be handed over to a committee made up of industry experts in the plan sponsor and consulting communities. The committee will evaluate the merits of each firm based on quantitative and qualitative measures before selecting the winners, who will be announced in the April issue of Emerging Manager Monthly,â€ according to the publication.â€œWe are proud to be selected as a finalist for this award and believe it highlights the merits of our contrarian value investment philosophy,â€ commented Steve Burlingame, Portfolio Manager of the Poplar Forest Outliers Strategy.Poplar Forest Capital, 70 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 304-6000 or visit www.poplarforestllc.com. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.
Food manufacturers should welcome the crackdown launched by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) to stamp out exploitation of foreign workers, which will involve up to 30 raids across the UK, inter- national law firm Eversheds said last week.Eversheds partner Owen Warnock said the GLA’s Operation Ajax was probably the only realistic way of enforcing the law. “Most businesses in the food industry will welcome Operation Ajax, despite the disruption it may cause,” he said. “Food manufacturers, growers and gangmasters who obey the rules will welcome the removal of unfair competition from those who illegally undercut the minimum conditions.”He added that scandals about exploitation of workers can be very damaging to retailers and brand names “even though quite often the fault does not lie with them but with a dishonest or careless gangmaster company”.The GLA’s campaign is supported by the TUC. Deputy general secretary Frances O’Grady said at its launch last week that the TUC’s Commission on Vulnerable Employment had found two million workers in the UK faced “extreme exploitation”.
Did you spend as much time watching television over the holidays as I did? If so, then you might have caught Nickelodeon’s first original animated TV movie, Albert. In the film, Bobby Moynihan (from “Saturday Night Live”) is the voice of a little Douglas fir tree named Albert who wants to become the Empire City tree.Albert’s 3.1 million total viewers in Live+7 (which in TV ratings talk means the number of viewers within seven days of first showing) helped Nickelodeon finish 2016 as the number-one kid’s network for the year, according to numbers released last week.Even if you were one of those millions of viewers, I bet you likely missed the story about how Dell Precision 5810 workstations helped them bring their first 45-minute movie to life, though.“Using the Dell Precision with NVIDIA Quadro M6000 graphics cards has allowed us to stay competitive with overseas studios because we’re able to turn around results much faster and we’re able to keep a smaller team longer and be more efficient,” said Jason Meier, animation director at Nickelodeon, in the video below. </p><p>The combination of Dell Precision workstations with NVIDIA graphics cards and Redshift software, which leverages a computer’s graphics card rather than its CPU, enabled Nickelodeon’s in-house team to see render times that they’d never been able to see before. While it used to take two-three hours to see a final frame, Meier said they were able to do it in just a half hour.“This movie in particular, doing as much work as we’re doing in-house, keeping as much work in Los Angeles, in the United States, has been a huge game changer,” said Macgregor Middleton, producer at Nickelodeon. “And I think showing people that it can be done at a reasonable price with a reasonable timeline is something that people are going to be most impressed with.”So while many of us enter the new year with plans to decrease our spending and do more with less (especially less holiday treats), the team at Nickelodeon already has a head start on such resolutions. Dell workstations like the ones they used for Albert are designed with creators and their visions top-of-mind; and, we’ve got more great products for creative professionals coming soon. (Hint: #ces2017)And if you missed it, or just want to hold on to that Christmas spirit and watch it again, the full Albert movie is available on Nick.com!
Each time Real Madrid and Barcelona battle, the football world always stands at its feet. To add special spice to Sunday’s encounter between the two Spanish giants is the fact that the game may decide where the La Liga title swings. A victory for the Madrid would extend their lead on the log to six points with a game in hand and put them in good stead to the title, while a loss would ensure Barca keep on the pressure on the leaders. The Los Blancos would however be boosted by their semi-final qualification in the UEFA Champions League, while pressure is on the Blaugrana after their exit midweek from the European elite competitionAfter sealing their place in the Champions League semifinal, Real Madrid can take a huge step towards claiming a first La Liga title in five years when they host rivals Barcelona in El Clasico on Sunday.An injury-time Sergio Ramos equaliser ensured Madrid maintained a six-point cushion over Luis Enrique’s side when the sides met earlier this season, and with Los Blancos currently three points ahead with a game in hand, victory would leave Barca trailing by the same margin with only five to play. Real are unbeaten since February, winning 10 of their last 12 games. In contrast, Barcelona have won just two of their previous five in all competitions and were dumped out of Europe in midweek.The Catalans’ task is made all the more difficult given forward Neymar’s suspension. But Barca coach Luis Enrique insisted after their 3-0 aggregate defeat by Juventus that his side would be ready to bounce straight back up.“It will be difficult to lift my players up after this, but it will be easy to motivate them. We have the best stimulus that any Barcelona fan could ask for which is that we play against our eternal rival. There’s no better place to go than the Bernabeu.“We have the chance to get back in the fight for La Liga in a six-pointer against the side top of the league. I love being involved at a club as ambitious as this.”Madrid will be looking to a rejuvenated Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored five in his last two appearances and netted his 100th Champion League goal with a hat-trick against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.The Portuguese scored the goal that essentially sealed Madrid’s last La Liga crown in 2012’s 2-1 victory over the Catalans and will be looking to repeat the feat for Zinedine Zidane’s men this weekend.“I don’t know if there’s a category for him. What you see Cristiano doing is really impressive. The goals, the way he finishes them, in such key, important moments,” said Zidane of the No 7.“He always knows when there’s an important occasion, he’s going to be there. It is out of any sort of category. There are few players who can to do what Ronaldo has done and we all know that.”Madrid will be without defenders Pepe and Raphael Varane for the game, while Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale all have question marks over their fitness heading into the game.Meanwhile, Lionel Messi will be requiring two more goals to reach 500 for Barcelona and will have his sights set on achieving the milestone against Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico.It is almost 12 years to the day since the diminutive Argentine netted his first, against Albacete in the Camp Nou, and there could not be a better time to bring up the magic number, particularly in a week that began with his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo netting a record 100th Champions League goal.Former teammate, Ronaldinho is backing Messi to return to his best. “It’s a wonderful story. He’s on the verge of 500 goals for the club and my pass set up the first of them,” Ronaldinho said. “He’s a great man. It’s wonderful to see everything he’s achieved – and he still has lots left to give.”The Brazilian’s words will be put to the test this weekend as, in the absence of the suspended Neymar, the focus on Messi will be even more intense. The Argentine will need to be at his brilliant best if Barca are to overcome Zinedine Zidane’s in-form side.Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid will look to further tighten their grip on third place as they travel to Espanyol today, while the weekend’s action culminates on Monday with a Basque derby as Eibar host Athletic Bilbao. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram