”We didn’t get special out of the coaching staff and we didn’t get special out of the players.” Purdue hit 7 of its first 12 3-point attempts in racing to a 38-27 lead. Auburn responded with a 12-0 run before Edwards’ 3-pointer to close the half put Purdue back ahead 43-41. Purdue hit 9 of 12 3s in the second half. ”At times we’ve got four shooters on the floor with a big (man),” Vincent Edwards said. ”We can mix up any combination.” visit hereBIG PICTURE Auburn: Pearl starts three freshmen and two sophomores, and the inexperience showed in the second half which started with the Tigers leading. But the tournament provided needed seasoning as Pearl’s rebuilding plan appears to be ahead of schedule. Purdue: The Boilermakers won the two games in Cancun by a combined 46 points. That after a sluggish win over Georgia State in their first game following the Villanova defeat. The Boilermakers appeared ready for another big test next week. HAAS’ MISCUES Haas had 10 points and 10 rebounds, but also committed eight turnovers.
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Some GOP state lawmakers have indicated that they will push to convert the Dallas pension to a defined contribution system, an outcome which likely would not be greeted favorably by the union supporters of defined benefit plans in Texas and elsewhere. Kelly Gottschalk the executive director of DPFP, who joined the system in April of 2015, replacing long time executive director Richard Tettamant did not immediately respond to a call requesting comment. In her December 2015 report to the Dallas city council and the mayor, Gottschalk reported that if steps were not taken to rectify the situation, the plan would be underwater in 15 years. But with assets tied up in illiquid real estate deals and elsewhere, the plan could be out of cash much sooner than that. Pension beneficiaries are also yanking money out of the system in droves. As much as $260 million had been withdrawn from the system from the start of the year to mid-September, owing to a specific pension benefit called the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) that allows members who have passed their retirement date to continue working after that point and transfer their retirement benefits to a separate DROP account that receives a guaranteed rate of return. Retired cops and firefighters have been redeeming these funds, fearful of what will happen to the struggling pension system. If there is a run on the bank, it will affect our liquidity greatly, says Dallas city council member Jennifer Gates, who joined the DPFP board in June. i have bunions and im 14Generous benefits including the DROP program have contributed to DPFPs problems, as have its investments. The pension plans portfolio contains a number of illiquid, high-risk investments, including a real estate portfolio that currently makes up more than 23 percent of the pensions investments and has much of its assets tied up in direct deals. These investments have contributed to the poor performance, and the overall illiquidity, of the fund in recent years.
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