For immediate release: April 9, 2007Treasurer Announces New Economically Targeted Investment ProgramMontpelier – Vermont State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding announced today that his office will soon be soliciting investment proposals for a new pension fund program intended to support economic and community development in Vermont. This initiative stems from a policy on economically targeted investments adopted by the Vermont Pension Investment Committee, which oversees more than $3 billion in retirement funds for Vermont teachers, state employees, and municipal employees.“Our pension fund trustees work hard to protect the workers and retirees who depend on our retirement funds and this initiative will not reduce our obligation in that regard. However, to the extent that we can support economic and community development in Vermont without sacrificing performance, it makes sense to do so,” Spaulding explained.Economically targeted investments are intended to generate market rate returns while providing collateral benefits that enhance quality of life and promote economic activity in a targeted area, in this case Vermont. Economic or social benefits do not justify lower returns or inappropriate levels of risk.Spaulding stated that the kinds of investment opportunities that may be appropriate for the pension funds include affordable housing, energy efficiency, venture capital, or timber. “Actually, we don’t want to limit the field of investment possibilities. We are hoping that creative minds will look over our policy and come up with some innovative proposals that meet our criteria for investment,” Spaulding explained.The program was developed to clearly articulate the criteria by which proposals will be judged and to solicit investment proposals from qualified managers once a year. The first request for proposals window will be May 1 – June 15, 2007. In order to be considered, proposals must, at a minimum:Target risk-adjusted, market-rate returns equivalent to or higher than other available investments in a similar asset class, andProvide a substantial, direct, and measurable benefit to economic or community development within the State of Vermont. Any investments will be placed with an experienced and capable manager in an applicable asset class; no direct investments will be considered.Parties interested in receiving more information on the program should go to the State Treasurer’s Web site at www.vermonttreasurer.gov(link is external) or call 802-828-1452.# # # # #Barbara F. AgnewAssistant to the Treasurer109 State Street, 4th FloorMontpelier, VT 05609-6200Tel: 802-828-1452Fax: 802-828-2772
The Wisconsin football team nearly squandered a 16-point lead on the road in Iowa City last season.But the Badgers held on, despite then-Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock scorching the Badgers defense in the second half.Rudock and the Hawkeye offense had the UW defense on its heels for nearly the entire final 30 minutes of the Nov. 22, 2014, matchup.Other than punting on their first offensive drive of the half, the Hawkeyes scored touchdowns on their final three drives of the game.Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said the Badgers will have to take that experience and positively translate it on the field this Saturday.“It’s a reference point if anything … we’re seeing what we did good [and] we’re seeing what we didn’t do good,” Aranda said.Rudock finished 20-for-30 with 311 yards and two touchdowns through the air, with both touchdowns and 212 yards coming in the second half.Outside linebacker Joe Schobert, who is currently tied for the nation’s lead this season in tackles for loss (9.5) said UW will have to perform better in the pass game this time around.“Last year, they obviously took advantage of the pass game, one-on-one matchups,” Schobert said. “Definitely now in preparation for this week we got to improve on what we did last year in different aspects whether it’s pass rush or coverage.”Darius Hillary was the victim of a pass interference call early in the fourth quarter that set the Hawkeyes up at the two-yard line, and they scored the next play to make it 19-17.This time around, Hillary said the Badgers have to hold the same intensity for the entirety of the game, and expects Saturday’s matchup to come down to the final quarter once again.“We got a little laxadasical, myself included,” Hillary said. “I think we just have to come out and be able to finish a game.”
The 2019 MLB season is in full swing, and that means a bounty of baseball games from March through October.There are many ways to watch and stream MLB games live on TV or online this year, including a brand new live look-in highlights show by DAZN called “ChangeUp,” hosted by Adnan Virk. Find out more below about the streaming service’s entry into baseball and all the ways to watch in 2019. Globally, DAZN has various regional rights to NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS and major European soccer, in addition to other competitions, and provides access to thousands of game events each year.Where can I stream DAZN online?DAZN’s live sports streaming service is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.Here is a full list of the devices where DAZN is available:Mobile DevicesTV & Streaming DevicesGame ConsolesiPhone, iPadAmazon Fire TVPlaystation 3Android phones, tablesAmazon Fire TV StickPlaystation 4, ProAmazon Fire tabletAndroid TVXBox One, One S..Apple TVXBox One X..Google Chromecast….LG Smart TV, Smartcast….Panasonic Smart TV….Samsung Smart TV….Sony Smart TV.. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNHow to live stream MLB gamesDespite the thousands of games available for fans to watch during an MLB season, it can be fairly difficult to watch a live broadcast of a game if a viewer is not in that team’s television market. But the new option on the scene for 2019 is DAZN’s “ChangeUp,” a live look-in whiparound show hosted by Adnan Virk.While the streaming platform doesn’t carry MLB games in their entirety, “ChangeUp” is targeting baseball fans who want to keep up with action from every game at once, showing highlights, live at-bats, analysis, interviews and more. You can subscribe to DAZN here for a monthly rate of $19.99. It also offers a yearlong package for $99.99.• Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• What sports are live-streamed on DAZN?• How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?For national broadcasts during the regular season, ESPN will to air a game every Sunday as part of its Sunday Night Baseball telecast. These and any other games ESPN airs can be streamed live via the WatchESPN app. Most others fall into regional sports networks, with the majority being owned by Fox Sports properties. All games on Fox Sports are streamed live on the FoxSportsGo app but are only available if the viewer streams the game in the required region. MLB.tv offers a premium ‘At Bat’ app that streams up to 90 games a week with a paid subscription, but local TV markets are subject to MLB’s blackout policy.What is DAZN?DAZN is a sports streaming service that provides fans with access to events, both live and on demand. Since launching in 2016, DAZN has become the largest global sports streaming platform in the world with service available in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan and Brazil.A new subscriber can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly-plan instead of the longer-term value, baseball fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.Sign up to watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNWhat is DAZN’s new MLB show?”ChangeUp” is a seven-day-a-week live MLB whip-around program providing live look-ins to any games in progress while recapping all of the action from the day. “ChangeUp” will regularly air on weekdays beginning at 7 p.m. ET and conclude after the final pitch of the evening. Weekday programming will be hosted by former ESPN personality Adnan Virk and HQ host Scott Rogowsky. The pair will be joined by a rotating cast of Lauren Gardner, Tony Luftman and Alfredo “Freddy” Lomeli in studio.The past meets the present 🕹Our brand new @MLB LIVE whip-around show, ‘ChangeUp,’ is coming on #OpeningDay ⚾Don’t Miss It 👉 https://t.co/j4BIUf4XnH pic.twitter.com/A52gYX4miZ— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 25, 2019Anchoring the weekend edition of ChangeUp, airing every Saturday and Sunday from 10 p.m. to midnight ET, will be Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman of the popular social media duo known as Cespedes Family BBQ.Throughout the week the show will feature appearances from a number of MLB Network’s roster of analysts including Eric Byrnes, Cliff Floyd, Carlos Peña, Harold Reynolds and Hall of Famer John Smoltz. ChangeUp wil be produced at MLB Network’s studios in Secaucus, New Jersey.How much does DAZN cost?DAZN subscribers have two options when paying for the streaming service. A monthly subscription of $19.99 grants access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live news reports. Subscribers are free to cancel at any time with no additional fees.A yearly subscription is available for $99.99, which breaks down to a little more than $8 a month. By comparison, a year-long subscription to MLB.TV costs $118.99 or is available at a monthly rate of $24.99.Sign up to watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNWhat other sports are on DAZN?In the U.S., DAZN offers fight fans live boxing and MMA events in addition to the MLB show “ChangeUp.” DAZN Group has deals with Matchroom Boxing USA to exclusively live stream 32 fights per year, including heavyweight star Anthony Joshua, and with Bellator to live stream 22 events per year. DAZN also live streams the World Boxing Super Series’ 15 fight nights each year, featuring a total of 21 bouts across the three knockout tournaments.DAZN is additionally the home for two of the world’s best middleweight boxers in Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Alvarez signed an exclusive 11-fight, $365 million contract with DAZN in October of 2018, while Golovkin signed a six-fight deal with DAZN in March 2019. In addition to the fights, DAZN subscribers have access to content including fight replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live news reports. In Canada, sports fans can watch every NFL game plus NFL RedZone, MLS, Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, PGA Tour events, WTA Tennis and more.