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Kaitlyn, Artem Receive Perfect Score, Hug Carrie Ann Inaba

first_imgIt’s getting down to the wire on Dancing With the Stars! During the Monday, November 9, episode, the remaining contestants had the chance to pay tribute to one of their favorite musicians during Icons Night. However, many of the stars became icons of the ballroom!Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev performed on a very dramatic Argentine tango to Britney Spears‘ “Toxic” that wowed the judges. Derek Hough, Bruno Tonioli and even Carrie Ann Inaba — who has been very tough on Kaitlyn and Artem — raved over the routine.- Advertisement – Justina won the first matchup, earning two extra points. Skai won the second and AJ won the last. Unfortunately, AJ and Johnny landed in the bottom in the two. Bruno chose to save Johnny, Derek chose to save AJ. Ultimately, it came down to Carrie Ann, who chose to save Johnny.Scroll through the gallery below to find out all the scores from Monday’s show. – Advertisement – Another powerful dance was done by Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten. The duo performed a strong paso doble for her tribute to Janet Jackson. In addition to being a huge fan of her music, Skai revealed that she wanted to honor the icon because of her activism. During her package, the Disney Channel alum detailed the racism she’s experienced during her life and revealed she has missed out on roles due to the color of her skin. At the end of her paso doble, “use your voice” was written on the back wall of the ballroom.In the second round, each duo competed in a dance-off challenge with another pair. Justina and Sasha danced the cha-cha to Lady Gaga and Beyonce‘s “Telephone” against Kaitlyn and Artem; AJ and Cheryl danced the jive to Ricky Martin‘s “Cup of Life” against Johnny and Britt; and Nelly and Daniella danced the salsa to Wham‘s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” against Skai and Alan. (Nev and Jenna earned immunity based on last week’s leaderboard.)- Advertisement – “I know it’s been a rough couple of weeks, but I have to say, I have to give you a standing ovation. That was incredible. We push you because we want you to reach your ultimate,” the judge told the pair. “Every line was amazing. Every lift. … Everything about it was amazing. Everything that we’ve been wanting from you was in this routine.”After her comments, Artem and Katilyn ran over to embrace Carrie Ann in a hug. The former Bachelorette also noted that even when the Hawaii native was a tough critic, she “knew it came from that place” of love, “even if it was hard to hear.”Kaitlyn Bristowe Artem Chigvintsev Receive Perfect Score DWTSKaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev perform on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ ABCThe pair received a perfect 30 — their first of the season — and it wasn’t the only perfect score given on Monday night. Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart earned a perfect 30 for their quickstep to Amy Winehouse‘s “Valerie.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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IFC: Impact investing market ‘growing and maturing’

first_imgThis is the upper end of the range of assets under management in private markets that meet the IFC’s definition of impact investing, capturing those assets managed “with intent for impact”.Roughly a quarter of that – $505bn – has been identified by the IFC as being measured for impact.In public markets, the IFC said, “it is more difficult to credibly invest for impact”.However, it suggested that half of green, social and sustainability bonds and 10% of “shareholder action strategies” could qualify as impact investments, representing some $1.4trn.“We may, therefore, conjecture that in 2019 between $505bn and $3.5trn in assets were invested for impact through a wide range of funds, assets, and institutions,” said the IFC.Whatever figure in that range one opts for, the IFC’s analysis indicates that the market is falling far short of meeting demand. In last year’s report the IFC estimated that appetite for impact investing could be as much as $26trn.‘Maturing’According to the IFC, 97 institutions have now signed up to the Operating Principles for Impact Management, up from 58 when they were launched last year. BlackRock is a newcomer, for example.In its report, the IFC said it showed that impact investors “are developing into a practitioner knowledge community that is self-organised by active investors”.“The group of committed impact investors that have signed the Operating Principles has naturally coalesced into a community of practice, having regular discussions and workshops on detailed implementation issues,” it said.“There is an encouraging openness among these investors to share information and experiences, which allows signatories to agree on best practices. Signatories are showing that they want to compete on the best impact and financial performance, not on the best impact management process or data standard.”“Signatories’ work has aligned more than 90 percent of the indicators in the leading measurement frameworks, a key step towards expanding the industry”International Finance CorporationIn a press release, the IFC said the signatories’ work over the past six months “has aligned more than 90 percent of the indicators in the leading measurement frameworks, a key step towards expanding the industry”.In response to a question from IPE, Neil Gregory, IFC’s chief thought leadership officer, said that, at the request of the signatories, work had taken place to align the impact indicator sets that most signatories use: Harmonised Indicators for Private Sector Operations (HIPSO) for development finance institutions, and IRIS+, managed by the Global Impact Investing Network.“This work is nearly complete, and will be reflected in future versions of HIPSO and IRIS+,” said Gregory. “We expect to share more information on this work when it is completed later in the summer.”Signatories to the Operating Principles must annually disclose the alignment of their impact management systems with the principles and pursue regular independent verification.Tideline, an impact investing consulting firm, recently published a report based on 13 verifications it has carried out for signatories, and said that those in its sample ”generally excel at articulating their impact intentions and have made significant strides to operationalise those intentions across their investment portfolio”.They had work to do, however, with regard to establising robust evidence (principle 3), monitoring unintended imapcts and holding investees accountable for ESG or impact underperformance (principles 5 and 6), and “particularly struggle to consider the effects of their exits on the sustainability of impact” (principle 7).Read more Impact principles: Held to accountHow will the IFC’s impact investment principles help investors seeking transparency and clarity about their investments?… and more in IPE’s special impact investing reports hereLooking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. The impact investing market is “growing and maturing”, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has said on the basis of a new report it has compiled about the type of investment.Entitled ‘Growing Impact’, the report is a follow-up to ‘Creating Impact’, the IFC’s first assessment of the global market for impact investing and investor practices.Published in April 2019, that report also served as the background to the IFC launching the Operating Principles for Impact Management.In its new report, the IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, estimated the size of the impact investing market could be up to $2.1trn (€1.83bn).last_img read more

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PSG chief eyeing move for Chelsea midfielder

first_imgPSG chief Leonardo is eyeing a move for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayako. PSG’s midfield is facing major changes, with the situations of Julian Draxler, Ander Herrera and Leandro Paredes all up in the air. read also:Chelsea’s Bakayoko open to Paris Saint-Germain And among the names to potentially arrive is Bakayoko. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo12 Actors Who Always Play Bad Characters The France international is currently on-loan with AS Monaco and isn’t in the long-term plans of Blues manager Frank Lampard. Le 10 Sport says Leonardo has been impressed by Bakayoko’s form and is keen to bring him to Paris.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Morata set to join Juventus and bring an end to Arsenal transfer speculation

first_img Alvaro Morata Juventus are set to complete the signing of long-standing Arsenal target Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, according to Marca.Arsene Wenger wanted Morata during the past two transfer windows – he unsuccessfully tried to land him on loan in January – and he looks set to miss out this time round, with the Spain Under-21 striker now on the verge of joining Juventus.The Serie A champions will pay a fee of £17.5m and hand the 21-year-old a four-year contract, although Real Madrid will include a buyback clause in the deal.Wolfsburg and Villarreal have also shown serious interest in the forward, but he has had his heart set on joining Juventus since disclosing his desire to leave the Bernabeu in search of greater first-team opportunities.Morata will travel to Turin this week to undergo his medical and Juventus want to finalise the transfer before they begin their pre-season preparations on Monday. 1last_img read more