Pasadena-based Poplar Forest Capital LLC Named Finalist for Emerging Manager of the Year Awards

first_img 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.“The 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,” according to the publication.“We are proud to be selected as a finalist for this award and believe it highlights the merits of our contrarian value investment philosophy,” 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, Pasadenacenter_img 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.last_img read more

International Poultry Outreach

first_imgPoultry is playing an increasingly important role in feeding the planet’s growing population, which is expected to reach about 9 billion by 2050.Between 2000 and 2015, the amount of poultry consumed globally each year increased by 30 percent, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. As poultry production rises to meet this climbing demand, governments, development groups, farmers and businesspeople are seeking the expertise of University of Georgia poultry scientists.From addressing food safety in processing plants to improving nutrition, increasing energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, empowering small-scale farmers to produce eggs for local markets, and establishing state-of-the art poultry house systems and processing facilities, UGA’s poultry scientists are being called on to solve some of the world’s most pressing poultry problems.“Improved poultry science has resulted in improved production and production practices, benefitting domestic as well as international consumers — particularly those in lesser developed countries where an inexpensive source of animal protein is needed to reduce chronic malnutrition among children and pregnant women,” said Amrit Bart, director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Programs.To develop access to this low impact and resource efficient source of protein, the world comes to UGA for poultry training programs and expertise. With fewer scientists researching poultry production over the last two decades, UGA’s experts are more in demand than ever.“Our faculty are addressing pertinent issues (in poultry production) with dramatic (consequences),” said Todd Applegate, who took over as head of the Department of Poultry Science this month. “What I find interesting about the poultry science faculty at UGA is that they address very unique questions (compared to) their peers. They are in high demand.”At the end of this week, about 100 poultry professionals from around the world will travel to Athens, Georgia, to be part of the 2016 International Poultry Short Course, a five-day workshop that routinely draws attendees from the U.S., Mali, Germany, Pakistan, Malaysia, Brazil, Canada and more than a dozen other nations.The UGA Department of Poultry Science has hosted the Georgia International Poultry Short Course in January, in conjunction with the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, for more than 25 years.“We have people attending who build poultry houses, make feed, work in genetic selection, develop vaccines and manage farms,” said Brian Fairchild, a professor of poultry science at UGA and an organizer of the short course. “With this course, they’re getting exposed to information concerning every part of poultry production, not just their area of expertise.”In addition to the short course, more than half of the poultry science department’s 20 full-time faculty members traveled internationally in 2015 to conduct trainings at agricultural universities and to work with members of the poultry industry or governmental agriculture agencies in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.For instance, Professor Sammy Aggrey, an expert in pinpointing the genetic markers that help poultry breeders produce more disease-resistant, feed-efficient and heat-tolerant birds, traveled to several countries during 2015 to conduct trainings on breeding methods.Aggrey has pioneered the study of nutrigenomics in poultry. This is, essentially, the study of how a bird’s diet affects its gene expression. This work has made him internationally sought after.Other faculty members are working to help farmers improve poultry nutrition and housing practices to improve birds’ health and their profitability.Each year, the department’s poultry housing team of Fairchild, John Worley and Mike Czarick host international poultry ventilation workshops that attract attendees from around the world. Techniques they’ve mastered for keeping birds comfortable in Georgia’s sweltering summers and unpredictable winters have made their workshops the go-to trainings for poultry operators in the northern and southern hemispheres.“Our faculty members are developing cutting edge poultry technology and continue to attract global attention. Their work serves as an excellent example of one of the many ways we are reaching out to those beyond our own national boarders,” Bart said.For more information about the work being done at the UGA Department of Poultry Science, please visit poultry.uga.edu.last_img read more

Nicaraguan Army Seizes Close to Two Tons of Cocaine

first_img The Nicaraguan Army seized at least two tons of cocaine and a speedboat from alleged drug traffickers in an area of the Caribbean, a Military spokesperson announced at a press conference on March 5. Rear Admiral Roger González, commander of the Nicaraguan Navy, explained that following a pursuit on the high seas, the suspects threw part of the drugs overboard, abandoned the remainder in the Eduardoño boat in which they were travelling, and fled. González added that the drugs were in 95 bags of 25 packages each. “We’re talking about over two tons,” and the seizure may be “one of the heaviest blows” struck against drug trafficking so far in 2012. The anti-drug operation took place in the early morning of March 4, in the sector known as Punta de Águila, 35 km south of Bluefields, in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region, he specified. The authorities were continuing to pursue the alleged drug traffickers, who escaped inland after abandoning the boat in an area of reefs and banks, González added. By Dialogo March 07, 2012last_img read more

COVID-19: Indonesian nurses, ministers pay a tribute to fallen healthcare workers

first_imgMeanwhile, as of Sunday, the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) had recorded 115 doctor deaths due to COVID-19.Also speaking at the event, the state-owned enterprises minister and COVID-19 response and national economic recovery committee chairman, Erick Thohir, vowed to prioritize medical workers.“If a COVID-19 vaccine is found, medical workers will be prioritized. It is part of the state’s strategy to provide total protection for medical workers,” he said.He also said the government would come up with a better system in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, by involving doctors and nurses in the joint forces.COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the nurses, our heroes, who died in their duties,” he said.Read also: COVID-19: Concerns mount as medical workers suffer pandemic burnoutHe went on to say that the community-based Pentahelix circle — a model comprising businesspeople, the government, community, academics and the media — must be incorporated into the nation’s main strategy to curb the spread of the virus. “Nurses, doctors and medical workers should be the last fortress in battling this pandemic,” Doni added.Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto, Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy and People’s Consultative Assembly Speaker Bambang Soesatyo also delivered their condolences to the families, calling medical workers heroes and applauding their efforts. Topics : Given the fact that one nurse can provide medical care to tens of sick people, losing thousands of competent nurses would be a huge loss to the country, Harif said, suggesting the government give more protection to medical workers.According to data recorded by the PPNI, 78 nurses nationwide have reportedly died from COVID-19. “It’s already a huge loss to all of us, especially to the PPNI,” he said.Read also: IDI urges better protection for medical workers as five more doctors die of COVID-19 The Indonesian Nurses Association (PPNI) hosted an online gathering Tuesday to honor medical workers who have lost their lives during the battle against COVID-19.“Medical workers have vital roles in battling COVID-19. They don’t even know when to feel tired, even though they are supposed to be tired [from the relentless work],”PPNI chairman Harif Fadhillah said in Tuesday’s event, entitled Pray for Nurses.“This event is to remember our friends who died because of the virus. We also want to honor their lives and provide a little solace to their families,” he added.last_img read more

Dominica police seizes 10,000 grams of Cannabis; Vincentian and four others detained

first_imgLocalNews Dominica police seizes 10,000 grams of Cannabis; Vincentian and four others detained by: – January 6, 2012 Share 383 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Matthew.Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth Matthew is reporting that police officers within the rank of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force while on duty seized 10, 000 grams of cured Cannabis and have detained five men including a Vincentian on Friday 6th January, 2012 in Soufriere.“About 2 am on Friday 6th January, 2012 the Police intercepted a Mitsubishi bus registration # PJ033 which is registered to Marcus A. Cuffy of #63-E Bath Estate which was being driven at the time by Yohan Flynn of the same address. Flynn was accompanied by Jerard Germain of Bath Estate and Irwin Miller a Vincentian national. They had in their possession 10,000 grams of cured Cannabis,” Sergeant Matthew reported.Sergeant Matthew also indicated that one Yamaha motorcycle and one open keeled boat were also seized during that operation. “During that same exercise at Soufriere, one Yamaha motorcycle registration #PF 350 which was being driven by its owner Craig Cochrane of Kingshill and one open keeled boat which was being commanded by John Sylvester of Portsmouth were also intercepted. All five persons and three conveyances were taken into custody in relation to illegal drug activity.”According to Sergeant Matthew, one of the five men; Irvin Miller was injured during the exercise and is receiving medical attention at the Princess Margaret Hospital.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetlast_img read more

Man City Takes Delivery of New Club Suits

first_imgTo celebrate the arrival of City’s new suit, the founders and designers of DSQUARED2, Dean and Dan Caten said: ‘We wanted the players to feel as confident in this suit as they do when they pull on their team jersey.‘Every element of the DSQUARED2 for Manchester City suit is designed to show modern tailoring sophistication: from its Italian refined wool fabric and the sartorial skill used in construction, and the contemporary fit, it’s a statement of masculine elegance.’City players have been snapped wearing their new modern, slim-fit suits after enjoying a training camp in Abu Dhabi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City may arguably play the best football in the Premier League and now they will perhaps look the most stylish off the field as well.According to UK’s Dailymail, the Etihad Stadium outfit unveiled a new club suit yesterday, which is exclusively designed by renowned fashion brand DSQUARED2.City and DSQUARED2, an Italian brand, announced their multi-year partnership in October last year. Since then, DSQUARED2 have dressed the club’s players and coaching staff in their pre-match outfits for away Champions League matches.last_img read more

Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident summary between Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2.View Roundup 03-05 in a larger mapCrimes against propertyAt 2:01 p.m. on March 1, a suspect entered the Pertusati University Bookstore and removed a textbook and placed it in his backpack. The suspect was transported to LAPD 77th Street Division and charged with theft.Miscellaneous incidentsat 2:53 a.m. on March 2, a staff member parked and secured his vehicle in the University Village parking lot. When he returned, his right rear side window was smashed but no property was missing.at 1:43 a.m. on March 2, DPS responded to two suspects pouring what appeared to be gasoline on two couches on Orchard Avenue. DPS observed the substance to be motor oil not gasoline. The officers cleared the area and the incident was determined non-USC related.at 10:53 p.m. on March 1, a taxi driver on Adams Boulevard and Portland Street reported that he was involved in a business dispute over a cell phone. The driver said that during the struggle over the cell phone he was inadvertently hit in the face.at 3:57 p.m. on March 1, Environmental Health & Safety responded to an acidic liquid spill in Mudd Memorial Research Building. A student accidentally spilled the liquid onto her face. The student was transported to White Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.at 3:05 p.m. on March 1, DPS officers responded to a report of two students involved in an argument at the School of Cinematic Arts building and detained for questioning. Each party accused the other of pushing and shoving, but neither party desired criminal prosecution of the matter. Both parties were cited to Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards.last_img read more