Trey Anastasio Trio Adds ‘Sustain’ Benefit Show To Spring Tour

first_imgThe Trey Anastasio Trio will wrap up their forthcoming spring tour with a benefit show in honor of one of the Phish guitarist’s oldest friends, Chris Cottrell, who died of adrenal cancer earlier this year. Billed as Sustain, the concert will take place on April 29th at Terminal West in Atlanta, and will raise money for the WaterWheel Cancer Fund.Sustain will come at the very end of the Trey Anastasio Trio’s first tour since 1999. As previously reported, the group—Anastasio (guitar), Tony Markellis (bass), and Russ Lawton (drums)—will play a series of spring dates that were originally scheduled for the full Trey Anastasio Band. However, those Trey Anastasio Band shows were reworked after TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski underwent surgery for a brain tumor, and the tour was reconstituted as the first Trey Anastasio Trio run in 19 years.Pre-sale tickets for Sustain will go on sale on Thursday, April 5th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Tickets will be available to the general public at noon ET on Friday, April 6th. A full list of upcoming Trey Anastasio Trio and Trey Anastasio Band shows can be found via Trey Anastasio’s website.last_img read more

A good look at bad romance

first_img What a (spirited) drag Live performance and transformation accompany deep discussion at Radcliffe of gender and identity Niche dating companies work to help Ivy League graduates find love Matchmaker, make me a match The women’s revolt: Why now, and where to The #MeToo surge against sexual abuse provides opportunities for pivotal societal change, but challenges too The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Sure, your heart thumps, but let’s look at what’s happening physically and psychologically Related When love and science double date Blushing. The interplay between self-love and social justice. Socialist sex.These topics set the tone for “Bad Romance: The Ethics of Love, Sex, and Desire,” an interdisciplinary graduate student conference hosted at the Mahindra Humanities Center this weekend.Using the #MeToo movement as a starting point, conference organizers and Harvard doctoral candidates Tess McNulty and Becca Rothfeld wanted to bridge the divide between public conversations about sexual consent and academic research on ethics and love.“Scholars actually have something to say in this conversation [about #MeToo],” said McNulty, a Ph.D. student in the English Department. “The idea behind the conference is to actually do some of the work of applying the things that scholars know to this popular conversation.”During the two-day conference, graduate students from institutions in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. will gather to discuss sexual ethics in philosophical texts, film, and literature, on the internet, and in social justice circles.“The questions [raised with #MeToo] thus far have concerned the ethics of a particular sexual encounter but not so much the ethics of other kinds of intimacy,” said Rothfeld, a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy Department. “That’s not really something people in philosophy have discussed as much — like do you ever have an obligation to love somebody, or are there better or worse ways to love somebody?”The conference’s interdisciplinary approach to the topic of consent emphasizes the intellectual tools scholars have to tackle the ideas head-on. “Every discipline has a different technology or method for understanding how the world works, and all of them have their limitations,” said McNulty. “One has the telescope, one has the binoculars, and one has the pencil. So why not bring all of these instruments together?”,The conference will kick off with a keynote address by Nancy Bauer, dean of academic affairs for arts and sciences and professor of philosophy at Tufts University, who also received a Ph.D. in philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard. Her talk, “Let’s Talk About Sex: Ethical Intercourse in the Age of #MeToo,” reflects her expertise in feminist philosophy, with a focus on philosophy’s role in everyday life.Participants from universities including Harvard, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Toronto will explore the conference themes in five panels: Consent, Global Sexualities, Stylized Sexualities Before the 19th Century, E-rotics, and Love and Self-Love. The panels will feature work on diverse topics including queerness in Korean cinema, the relationship between blushing and modesty in modern English literature, and present-day digital dating practices.“I grew up in an interracial family, so this topic of forbidden love and forbidden romance really speaks to me and speaks to the core of what I’m trying to do,” said Sebastian Jackson, a doctoral candidate in African and African American Studies and Social Anthropology whose work focuses on anti-miscegenation policies in South Africa and the U.S.His paper, “Black Peril, Vanilla Nightmares: Representations of Race, Sex, and Desire in the (Post)colonial Imagination” appears as part of the Global Sexualities panel and explores depictions of cross-racial intimacies in historical images. “I’m very interested in the legacies of policies that prohibited intimacy and love across so-called racial boundaries, in the social realm and in everyday interactions,” said Jackson.McNulty and Rothfeld received nearly 100 submissions for the conference from around the world and across academic disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Consent and ethics are “relevant to a lot of people’s lives, both academically and in everyday life,” McNulty said. “People talk about it and it has a real lived reality.”“I think people are relieved to be able to discuss these things and think about them in a more in-depth way,” added Rothfeld. “People are overwhelmed by this subject, and if you’re an academic, you want to be able to think about these things more thoroughly, and be able to digest [them] more slowly than they’re digested in a popular context.”last_img read more

Stowe firm introduces new technology capable of enhancing reliability nation’s electric grid

first_imgUtility Risk Management Corporation (URMC) today announced the introduction of new thermal imaging technology ‘ Thermal Directâ ¢ ‘ capable of enhancing the reliability and efficiency of the nation’s electric grid. The technology represents a break-through for the industry in that it precisely measures conductor temperatures, enabling utilities to: improve system reliability and capacity; enhance the security of transmission assets; demonstrate compliance with applicable regulatory requirements; and reduce mitigation costs associated with compliance by as much as $2 billion dollars over a period of three years. In recent testing confirmed by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) sensors, Thermal Direct’s accuracy presented a 95 percent confidence level, with residual error of only 3.75°F or 2.09°C.Current industry practice relies on calculating (versus actually measuring) conductor temperature through a steady-state heat balance equation, which can generate significant margins of error due primarily to weather variables, such as wind and ambient temperature. In late 2010, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) issued a regulatory alert requiring all transmission operators to assess within the next three years the precise physical characteristics of their high voltage transmission lines relative to design specifications. Actual conductor temperature will be a leading indicator for NERC.’This technology is critical to an industry in which there is no room for error,’ said Adam Rousselle, chief executive officer of URMC. ‘Precision in the measurement of conductor temperature has always been considered the holy grail for utilities. I am thrilled with our recent break-through and look forward to sharing it with transmission operators across the country.’‘After observing recent testing of this technology, I can confirm that it has the potential to be far more accurate and efficient than traditional calculation methods,’ said Dale Douglass, principal engineer with Power Delivery Consultants, Inc. ‘It removes uncertainty and reduces the need for engineering conservatism, which could lead to higher line ratings.’About URMCFounded in 2005, URMC is a technology-enabled engineering services firm providing vital information and analytics to electric utilities in order to safeguard and optimize their transmission and distribution infrastructures. URMC is a proven innovator in the field of risk management, consistently delivering high value and innovative technologies that cater to the electric utility industry’s unique mission-critical needs. URMC harnesses disparate technologies and processes ‘ such as Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), Infrared Thermography, Satellite Imagery, Power Line Systems Computer-aided Design and Drafting (PLS-CADD) modeling, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) ‘ to provide utility-specific analysis and solutions with unprecedented depth, accuracy and speed. URMC arms the utility industry with critical insights into areas such as vegetation encroachment, survey point clearance, sag and tension limits, thermal line ratings and line capacity.Available to speak on the validity of the test’s data and the significance of this breakthrough:Adam Rousselle ‘ CEO and Founder, URMCDr. Andrew Phillips ‘ Technical Director of Transmission and Substations Area, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)Dennis E. Mize ‘ Line Design Support Supervisor, Southern Company ServicesDale Douglass ‘ Principal Engineer, Power Delivery Consultants, Inc.STOWE, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Utility Risk Management Corporationlast_img read more

U.S. installs 2,617MW of wind power in first quarter, additional 13,383MW under construction

first_imgU.S. installs 2,617MW of wind power in first quarter, additional 13,383MW under construction FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The U.S. in the first three months of 2020 added 2,617 MW of wind power capacity, a record amount for a first quarter of any year.According to an analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence, the U.S. now has 107,801 MW of total installed wind power capacity. That is a 75% increase from the first quarter of 2014, when the U.S. had 61,519 MW of wind power capacity.Meanwhile, the project pipeline stands at 78,376 MW. That includes wind power projects in early development, advanced development or under construction, all scheduled to be completed by 2024.Of that, 13,383 MW of capacity is in the construction phase. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, may cause some of those projects to be delayed or canceled. The American Wind Energy Association said in April that the pandemic has put at risk up to 25 GW of planned projects. Nevertheless, wind developers have expressed confidence that the industry can ride out the economic impact of the pandemic.Oklahoma has the largest pipeline of projects under construction of any state, with projects totaling 2,391 MW of capacity being built. The largest is Invenergy LLC’s 999-MW Traverse Wind Energy Center, in Custer County, Okla., scheduled to come online in December 2021. American Electric Power Co. Inc. in May said it would invest $2 billion in wind farms in Oklahoma, including the Traverse project.Texas closely follows, with projects totaling 2,318 MW of capacity under construction. The state’s largest project under construction is FGE Power’s 500.4-MW Goodnight Wind Energy farm, in Armstrong County. The projected online date of the $900.7 million project is June 2021, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.[Justin Horwath]More ($): U.S. saw record Q1 for wind power capacity additionslast_img read more

Peruvian Minister of Defense is Proud of Armed Forces’ Actions During El Niño Costero

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo September 25, 2017 In March 2017, Peru was impacted by El Niño Costero, a weather event characterized by an unusual heating of the ocean along the coast of Peru and Ecuador. In Peru, the phenomenon affected more than a million people nationwide and left more than 100 dead. Despite the tragedy, Peru co-hosted the 2017 South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC) along with the United States, through U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). Peruvian Minister of Defense Jorge Nieto Montesinos addressed the participants during the opening ceremony. Diálogo took the opportunity to speak with him about some national security issues.Diálogo: Many of the countries present at SOUTHDEC helped Peru with its humanitarian aid efforts after El Niño Costero.Peruvian Minister of Defense Jorge Nieto Montesinos: I want to thank them for that, and I want to thank all of the countries as well as the government, but also everyone here who helped us during the emergency this summer, giving us aid and sending us materials; for example, equipment to be able to respond to the emergency that we had to face in that moment. And I want to reiterate that your aid was very useful and that our Armed Forces and our entire government were able to effectively use it to benefit our people.Diálogo: How is the Ministry of Defense participating in the reconstruction phase?Minister Nieto: We have been very proud of the involvement of our Armed Forces during the response to El Niño Costero. Admiral [José] Paredes, [the chief of the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command] is with me on that. He was the one who led the operation for the deployment of troops at that time. Now we are in the reconstruction phase. We are helping with the work we were asked to help with. We are waiting for the process to move forward, for the project to develop further, and we will be expecting to participate in whatever ways we are asked to.Diálogo: What is the significance for Peru of jointly organizing the South American Defense Conference with the United States?Minister Nieto: In the first place, I want to express my gratitude that on this occasion this meeting is taking place in our country. It is a show of friendship and also of trust in the possibility of appropriately doing the work involved in organizing a meeting like this. The meeting, which begins today, is extremely important. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss experiences relating to issues of terrorism, the issue of cyber defense, and issues concerning trafficking, particularly drug trafficking. The experiences our various countries have had in facing these problems are gathered, knowledge is exchanged, and thus we try to improve the capacities of our Armed Forces in order to confront the problems they may be faced with.Diálogo: Are these new problems or threats?Minister Nieto: Just a few years ago, we thought we were entering a much safer world, but a decade, a decade-and-a-half later, that is not the reality. We have the same uncertainties as we had in the past, but they may have changed. Add to that a new kind of uncertainty, and as an old author says, those uncertainties were part of our lack of knowledge about the world. These uncertainties are often the result of our knowledge of the world. The problem that typifies this is global climate change, which stems solely from the actions of humankind and from our capacity for development applied to production without the controls necessary to avoid that aspect of the problem – the environment in which we live. And as such, these new uncertainties that often stem from our knowledge have to be studied from every perspective, given that they are global problems. And these global problems are seen in every corner of the world and therefore generate many perspectives through which to see them. Therefore, we need meetings like this one that allow for an exchange, analysis, and evolution, because we are facing problems that are often new or old problems that have taken on a new form, but about which we are receiving information, having experiences, and getting knowledge every day that needs to be put on the table and exchanged so that we all learn together and so that we are all able to find appropriate ways of making our world more secure.Diálogo: What are the Ministry of Defense and the Peruvian Armed Forces doing to decrease the production of coca in Peru?Minister Nieto: The issue of drug trafficking is an issue for our National Police, which is making enormous efforts to combat it. Our Armed Forces, especially in the Valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro rivers [VRAEM, per its Spanish acronym], have a responsibility, and we support the work of our National Police. They are using every measure necessary to keep it under control. As you know, the problem of cocaine trafficking is not a problem that has only a political solution or only a military solution. There is a set of problems that have to be faced and addressed to be able to reduce cocaine trafficking: from the issue of the global demand that exists for this type of product to everything having to do with the supply of chemical products necessary for its production, or the flow of money through financial channels that allows for specifically controlling this process – this international criminal activity. Our Armed Forces are permanently engaged in this. We have just received various reports on this from VRAEM, and we are working hard on it. So much so, that the problem is beginning to evolve in our country, and areas where the work of criminal groups was mostly based are now being displaced to other areas around the country. We are also working to stay up to date on this. Recently, we had a conversation with Brazilian Minister of Defense [Raul Jungmann] about this issue, to work together in a combined way along our shared border, taking charge of this problem because it is a transnational problem.Diálogo: Is there still a Shining Path presence in VRAEM?Minister Nieto: What we have in VRAEM is the remains of, what is left over from what was once the Shining Path. In reality, it is a family clan, the Quispe Palomino family clan, which has now left behind practically any strategy for power and has basically devoted itself to providing cover and travel services to drug trafficking gangs. So we still have the problem, it’s there. The geographic setting in VRAEM is very complicated. It is a very complex jungle, very intricate, with many geographic complications. They are basically all in one area, and we are working on that. We are working to contain their activities.last_img read more

FDA proposes rules to reduce Salmonella in eggs

first_img The cost of implementing the proposed rules is estimated at $82 million per year, or from 19 cents to $1 per hen, depending on the size of the farm, according to Louis J. Carson, deputy director of CFSAN’s food safety and security staff, who also spoke at the news conference. He said the rules are expected to pay about $490 million in annual benefits, mainly from reduced hospitalization costs and fewer cases of chronic arthritis and other long-term effects of salmonellosis. Cleaning and disinfection of poultry houses where an environmental sample or egg has tested positive for SE Producer testing of environmental samples from poultry houses for SE and follow-up steps when a sample tests positive The FDA also said it is aware of illness outbreaks linked with undercooked eggs served in restaurants and is seeking comments on whether to propose new requirements to prevent those cases. Designation of a person responsible for SE prevention at each farm Cianci said the proposal focuses on large poultry farms because they account for most egg production and because smaller farms have not been implicated as sources of Salmonella in any recent egg-related outbreaks. But he added, “We’re soliciting comment on whether or not it [the proposed rule] should be required for the smaller farms.” Transovarian SE contamination of eggs has been recognized as a problem since the 1980s, Carson reported. “It’s taken us a while to try and identify this and to recognize that the contamination is inside the egg and what we might be able to do to reduce the contamination,” he said. Refrigerated storage of eggs on the farm The proposed regulations are published in the Federal Register today, marking the beginning of a 90-day comment period. Carson said he couldn’t predict when the rules will take effect, but said, “We would think that certainly by the end of ’05 or the beginning of ’06 we’d have a final rule out.” Sep 22, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a set of regulations to reduce Salmonella enteritidis (SE) contamination of eggs on poultry farms, with a goal of reducing human SE infections by about 28%. SE contamination of eggs “occurs as a result of infection of the hen’s reproductive tract, and so the Salmonella are transferred to the inside of the egg,” Robert Brackett, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), told reporters in a Sep 20 teleconference. “The proposed measures are designed to reduce the likelihood that this transovarian contamination would occur.” In announcing the proposal this week, the FDA said it estimates that about 118,000 people get sick each year from eating SE-contaminated eggs that have not been fully cooked. The incidence has been fairly steady in recent years, officials said. The regulations apply to poultry farms that have at least 3,000 layer hens and don’t already pasteurize their eggs or use a comparable safety step, the FDA said. Such large farms account for more than 99% of eggs produced in the United States. The regulations cover: The development of the proposed regulations began in 1999, according to Carson. CFSAN spokesman Sebastian Cianci told CIDRAP News the FDA implemented two rules aimed at SE in 2001. One requires restaurants, retail stores, foodservice operations, and institutions to refrigerate eggs at 45ºF or lower; the other requires that egg cartons bear a label stating that eggs should be refrigerated until used and cooked until yolks are firm. Carson said the poultry industry has recognized since the early 1980s that on-farm measures to prevent SE contamination are important. “Many producers today participate in quality assurance programs, and those quality assurance programs may have one or more of these measures already in there,” he added. Procurement of chicks and pullets A biosecurity program to prevent the spread of SE from the environment into poultry houses or between poultry houses In developing the new regulations, the FDA consulted the US Poultry and Egg Association, state veterinarians, and consumer groups, Carson said. “The implementation of this rule would reduce the number of SE-related illnesses by 33,500 and is a major step in realizing our pubic health goal of a 50% reduction in all salmonellosis and a 50% reduction in SE outbreaks by 2010,” FDA Acting Commissioner Lester M. Crawford said in a news release. See also: Full text of proposed regulations (278 pages) read more

Hotel Esplanade recognized the quality of Croatian fashion design and created a collection of new uniforms for hotel reception staff

first_imgRoom Buy and use Croatian products, from agriculture to furniture, because the quality and design do not lag behind foreign furniture, in fact, they offer a better ratio of quality and price. But most importantly, by buying Croatian products you encourage the development of the local economy, and thus the retention of the local population in Croatia. The greatest power of tourism is precisely that it is not one industry, but connects various industries vertically and horizontally, and it is imperative for the tourism sector to maximally encourage and use local resources. Precisely for the reason that tourism spending is dispersed to as many local industries and participants as possible so that everyone can make a living from tourism, not just one because it is not self-sustaining.Unfortunately, our tourism closes figuratively in one “resort”, we encourage imports and foreign products, and yet we do not appreciate our quality, production, products and people. Which is insane and counterproductive, and ultimately not economically viable. Start from yourself and encourage the local economy, because maybe your son or daughter will have to move outside Croatia tomorrow because there will not be enough work and business activities in your city.It’s interesting how that circle turns and how everything is connected, right? You buy domestic and Croatian products. It’s all up to the people, start from yourself and don’t forget it’s all up to you.Related news:FASHION IN THE FUNCTION OF TOURISM PROMOTION: BUTTERFLY BOWS INSPIRED BY CROATIAN CITIESLUXURY TOURISM IS NOT GOLDEN FAUCETS BUT QUALITY DESIGN Hotel Esplanade recognized the quality of the Croatian fashion brand DeLight and achieved a successful collaboration by creating a unique collection of new uniforms for hotel reception staffThis summer, the cult Zagreb hotel Esplanade and the fashion brand DeLight joined forces and designed a new summer Jimi Hendrix for hotel reception staff. The warm and cordial welcome has recently been complemented by new dresses that exude glamor and elegance from the fashion brand DeLight and add that the collection is designed especially for hotel staff, and is made of top quality natural materials and is entirely a Croatian product.Special attention was paid to the cut of the model, which is elegant and unobtrusive, and yet glamorous to evoke all the history and tradition of the Esplanade Hotel and bring a dose of elegance to the magnificent hotel lobby. “Hotel Esplanade is synonymous with style, glamor and elegance, and has always paid special attention to impeccable service, but also design and the smallest details to provide guests with a unique experience of staying. With this project, the hotel once again supported enthusiastic young artists who often see this Zagreb beauty as an ideal backdrop for fashion shoots or simply as a muse for new creations inspired by the glamorous years of the last century. I believe that this project is just the beginning of another beautiful collaboration with local designers. ” pointed out the general manager of the hotel, Ivica Max Krizmanić.The combination of the game of different materials and warm colors and the combination of quality and comfort send a message of elegance and a warm welcome, points out Ivan Friščić, creative director of Delight “The young and talented team of Delighte found inspiration for the dresses in the luxurious history of the hotel and the unique top interior design that inspires with special charm and art deco details.. ”Concluded Friščić.CROATIAN DESIGN AS A TOURIST PRODUCT?Recognizable red and white squares, sea organ in Zadar, Revolve sofa room¸ Hotel Lone in Rovinj, Oblo children’s didactic toy and Boya crayons… Do you know what they all have in common? Croatian design recognized worldwide. But do we respect and use enough home design? Do local designers manage to break into the tourism sector at all? Ultimately, are we promoting design as a Croatian tourism product?What is the position of design in Croatia and how much as a country do we use the potential of Croatian design in the promotion of our country? This is an issue that we can talk about a lot in other countries, but in Croatia the situation is somewhat different. “Actually, the situation with design in tourism is similaror as in any other sector: the potentials of design are nowhere sufficiently exploitedpuppy. When it comes to wordsč o public institutions in tourism, whether at the local or national level, mothere will be talk of an individualpositive examples, I would say at the incident level. Design often at allwill not be present, in many casesteas are concocted and amateur rustshenja, and in sluteas when even recognizing the need for design, the designer then did not struand strategistspartner than just the last cornerwhetherć selected through public procurement according to the criterion of the lowestoffers, not according to competencies. It’s big a pity that Croatia does not have the national design strategy that many countries have. A design development policy would ensure the implementation of the design. The promotion of Croatia as a country of good design is actually happeningđa one-way by the design community. All good projects that connect tourism and design are excludedthe initiatives of designers and design associations are alivewomen.” points out Ira Payer, creative director of the Croatian Design Superstore in Zagreb.It is the essence of tourism, which is not one industry, but connects various industries vertically and horizontally. It is certainly commendable that the Esplandae hotel used the ulusge of Croatian fashion design, because we certainly have something to boast about when it comes to design, both fashion and design items for everyday use, from furniture to hotel construction design.last_img read more

Diamond heights

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You can bet if a home belongs to a construction industry boss it has everything you could imagine

first_img3 Majestic Outlook, Seven Hills.A SUSPENDED lap pool, private cinema, and even a wet bar with its own ice maker. When a home belongs to a construction industry boss, nothing is left out.Lendlease managing director for communities Matt Wallace has listed his Seven Hills home for sale, and as you would expect for someone working in the building industry, nothing has been left undone.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Matthew Wallace is selling his Seven Hills home.The home goes to auction at 10am today through Damon Warat of Ray White Ascot.Mr Wallace said he was spending more time in Sydney so he had decided to sell.They moved into the home at the end of 2007 but it sees very little of Mr Wallace these days.“I love the outdoor area, we practically lived out there,” he said of the split level six-bedroom home which has city views.last_img read more

​Luxembourg reserve fund in €500m global property move

first_imgThe two €250m mandates would, if immediately invested, take FDC slightly above its 3.5% targeted global exposure, but future asset growth would rectify the overweight.The fund decided last year to build up its global exposure through holdings in real estate funds to further diversify its portfolio and increase exposure to inflation-linked assets.Managers are asked to submit proposals by 18 September, with a final decision expected by the end of 2015.To date, the portfolio, which returned 10.96% last year, has largely been split between fixed income – accounting for nearly 60% of assets – and equities (38.4%).,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to FDC’s mandate Luxembourg’s €14.3bn pension reserve fund is tendering real estate mandates worth €500m in an effort to reach its target allocation to the asset class.The Fonds de Compensation commun au régime général de pension (FDC) said it was seeking to appoint two global real estate managers to the unlisted property mandates.According to the fund’s most recent annual report, it had €247m in real estate holdings at the end of 2014, accounting for just 1.7% of assets – far short of its 8.5% target allocation.FDC’s property portfolio to date consists entirely of domestic holdings, although the strategic asset allocation, since 2008, has allowed for 3.5% exposure to global property and 5% to domestic property.last_img read more