However, the HBS as envisaged by EIOPA would impose solvency requirements or minimum funding levels, or act as a risk-management tool.In an interview with IPE, Bernardino said a harmonised system across the EU would allow cross-border funds to be in deficit, as long as they complied with the HBS framework.“If you want to remove the cross-border fully funded requirement, there needs to a be a higher level of harmonisation,” he said. “When you do these [HBS] consultations, you push people to think about the real economic elements of pension funds.“And if EIOPA does this, then we will have influenced the way the sustainability of pension schemes is addressed.”In October, the authority published a consultation providing six frameworks for the HBS, each either imposing solvency requirements or a minimum funding level, or presented as a risk-management tool.Bernardino said the risk-management tool would come with some funding consequences.The idea of solvency requirements for pension funds was initially expected to be included in the IORP II Directive, before being dropped by then commissioner Michel Barnier, after protests from several governments.However, the idea lived on, with EIOPA working on the HBS outside European Commission influence.“There is an intrinsic value in the work EIOPA is doing,” Bernardino said.“Cross-border pension funds highlight the true nature of the European internal market.“[But a cross-border] pension fund still has to report to countries in different fashions – it is completely sub-optimal.“If we move towards a sufficient, minimum level of harmonisation on technical provisions or solvency, we can have a better consistency and convergence, and there will be huge cost benefits.”The consultation runs until 13 January 2015.Bernardino also said its consultation on the HBS had not been done with an outcome in mind, and that the authority’s main aim was to be challenged by the industry.“We are open, and this is why we are consulting,” he said.“You need to have an idea, but the one I have is not a choice between framework one or framework six – it is to listen.”To read the full interview with Gabriel Bernardino, click here or see December’s issue of IPE magazine Cross-border funding rules for European pension funds could be relaxed by using the harmonised holistic balance sheet (HBS) model, the EU-wide regulator has suggested.Gabriel Bernardino, chairman at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), said the consulted-on HBS would allow pension funds to operate across borders while running a deficit.Current rules stipulate that cross-border schemes must always have enough assets to match liabilities.Plans to encourage the growth of cross-border pension funds among multi-national companies have suffered, as they pose too much capital risk for corporate sponsors.
The UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center (PPC) has launched a new project which will monitor the offshore wind industry in the United States and analyze its economic development and workforce implications.The Offshore Wind Economics Project (OSWEP) will focus on developing actionable insights designed to inform evidence-based policymaking and maximize the economic and community benefits associated with current and future offshore wind developments in Massachusetts and beyond.According to UMass Dartmouth, OSWEP builds on the expertise of the faculty associated with the PPC who has conducted studies of the Massachusetts Maritime Economy in collaboration with the Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council, as well as on Vineyard Wind‘s proposed offshore wind projects in Massachusetts and Connecticut.In addition, the project is expected to contribute to the economic and workforce implications of the 1,600MW solicitation currently underway in Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Bristol Community College, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (forthcoming).“While offshore wind research is frequently associated with engineers, oceanographers, and other natural scientists, it has become clear that there are a number of significant and high stakes issues that require the sustained attention of social scientists and policy analysts,” said Elise Korejwa, OSWEP Project Manager and Senior Research Associate at the Public Policy Center.Korejwa believes the states and regions that will benefit most from the offshore wind industry are those with the port infrastructure, skilled workforce, and proximity to the wind resources, which are required to attract developers and capture the benefits of the domestic manufacturing supply chain.“Community leaders, economic and workforce development practitioners, and policymakers will need actionable data and analysis in order to quickly and effectively respond to these opportunities. That is what OSWEP is designed to provide.”
Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Inventions Created To Start Saving The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them West Ham fans taunted their opponents by wearing Tevez masks and chanted his name when the clubs drew 1-1 at the London Stadium in October. And the visitors can expect a hostile reception in tonight’s return. Moyes, who returned to West Ham last month following Manuel Pellegrini’s sacking, said: “I am sure it does still rankle up there. “But if I were a Sheffield United supporter I would be looking at this new generation, this new era. It will be the Hammers’ first visit to Bramall Lane since the Tevez scandal which has sparked a bitter 14-year feud between the clubs. The Blades took West Ham to court over their controversial signing of Tevez and Javier Mascherano in August 2006. And the East London club ended up paying an out-of-court settlement of £20million in compensation to their rivals. The Irons were also fined £5.5m by the Premier League for breaching rules on third-party ownership. But they avoided a points deduction after Tevez had helped them avoid relegation at the South Yorkshiremen’s expense. The Blades spent 12 years outside the top flight before getting promoted in May. Loading… Read Also: Moyes seeks third reunion with ex-Man Utd midfielder “They’ve got a really good up-and-coming manager in Chris Wilder and some fantastic players. “We can all look to the past and everybody does. But if I were a Sheffield United supporter I would be looking more to the future and what they are doing now.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 David Moyes told Sheffield United fans to forget about Carlos Tevez and salute their own Premier League heroes. West Ham boss Moyes takes his team to the Blades tonight.
Batesville Schools Sports Update.A change in The Girls Middle School Basketball Home/Away games vs South Dearborn Middle School.February 3: Was to be AT Batesville Middle School – NOW AT South Dearborn MS.February 20: Was to be at South Dearborn MS – NOW AT BMS.Game times still 5:30 PM.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.
Boys Tennis Sectional scores at Connersville from Thursday (10-2).The Franklin County Wildcats defeated The Union County Patriots 3-2.The Rushville Lions won 3-2 over the host Spartans.The Wildcats and The Lions will battle for The Sectional Crown on Saturday (10-4) starting at 10 AM.Courtesy of the IHSAA.
Westin Abbey was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner and Jeff Shepperd topped the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod main. Steven Bevills was best in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main. “Luck was on our side, getting to start on the front row,” said Egbert, wheeling a 2020 Lethal Chassis at the 23rd annual special. “We can’t complain at all. It was good to get another win here.” WACO, Texas (March 6) – Quick to get a new car dialed in, P.J. Egbert was quick to get to the checkers and $1,000 IMCA Modified payday Friday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s Jack Bagby Memorial. Feature Results – 1. P.J. Egbert; 2. David Goode Jr. 3. Jeff Emerson; 4. Eric Tomlinson; 5. Jon Whte Jr.; 6. Chad Andersen; 7. Dwayne Grantham; 8. William Gould; 9. Adam James; 10. Kevin Green; 11. Brent Giliam; 12. Joey Craig; 13. Chris Gallien. Jeff Emerson, Eric Tomlinson and Jon White Jr. rounded out the top five. Several early cautions slowed the main event, which ended with a long green flag run. Goode drove to the runner-up spot from ninth starting. Egbert had banked $5,000 and put his name of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot when he won the Fall Classic in his most recent HO’T start last fall. P.J. Egbert led every lap in winning Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s Jack Bagby Memorial for IMCA Modifieds. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography) Egbert led all 20 laps, moving from the top of the track to the lower line and holding off David Goode Jr. the last five times around the oval.
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The European Clubs Association on Tuesday said European football clubs would lose about four billion euros ($4.5 billion) in revenue owing to the coronavirus pandemic, which created a seismic shock.The ECA said that 1.6 billion euros would be lost in the current season and 2.4 billion in 2020-21 by the continent’s 55 leagues. However, a sample of 10 leagues, including the big five of England, Italy, Germany, Spain and France, would lose 3.6 billion euros, with lost ticket sales income amounting to 1.5 billion euros in the two seasons.Meanwhile, seven of the 10 leagues examined had so far resumed or even completed their seasons, all behind closed doors.While France, the Netherlands and Scotland, however, abandoned their seasons.However, the income of television had also taken a hit in the leagues and remained unclear when fans could return.According to ECA CEO Charlie Marshall, the results demonstrate that the financial impact of COVID-19 on European clubs so far is already a seismic shock, even with most competitions up and running again. Marshall said: “The financial impact does not stop when the game resumes. Rather, it will continue into the next season and we must take measures to create a more sustainable football industry in the long run.“The upcoming transfer market will give us the next indication of economic motivation and the state of football’s health, but that cost-cutting must take place in all areas.“Even more as the wage to revenue ratio is expected to rise from just under 59.6 per cent in 2019 to 70.1 per cent in 2021 due to Covid-19.“While it would have been estimated at 62.9 per cent without the pandemic.”The ECA said the situation could be even worse in lower tiers, with wages exceeding income. dpa/NAN.Tags: COVID-19European Clubs AssociationSeismic shock
A West Palm Beach man has been identified as one of three people who were killed in a fiery crash early Saturday on I-95 near Dania Beach, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The 25-year-old victim was riding in a sedan being driven by a 35-year-old Dania man, shortly before 3:30 a.m. They were heading south on I-95 north of Griffin Road where they approached a disabled SUV in the left and left-center lanes of the highway.FHP investigators said the sedan was unable to stop quickly enough and crashed into the SUV, which had been disabled in another crash. Both vehicles immediately caught on fire, killing both people in the sedan as well as a passenger in the SUV.The 26-year-old Fort Lauderdale woman who had been driving the SUV, and a 26-year-old Hallandale Beach man who was a passenger, had stepped outside the vehicle after the first crash. They were seriously injured in the second accident.However, a female passenger stayed inside and was killed in the second wreck.Authorities have not determined whether any of the five people was wearing a seat belt.The state’s crash report does not include the names, specific vehicle types or potential drug or alcohol use of any of the involved parties, which is a change in the department’s policy as to what it publicly discloses about crashes.Our vision for A Safer Florida remains, and that includes the continued protection of crime victims. pic.twitter.com/UEcT8t8yXt— FLHSMV (@FLHSMV) April 24, 2020 The FHP cited a Florida constitutional amendment approved in November 2018 and modeled after the national Marsy’s Law victims’ rights movement. That law allows victims or their families to withhold names from public reports.In a statement released on Friday, the agency said Florida’s constitution “protects victims of crimes from the release of information that could be used to locate or harass the victim of a crime.”
May 18, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A soccer player in Germany for third-division club Chemnitz has tested positive for the coronavirus. Chemnitz did not name the player but the club says he is “completely symptom-free.” That player and two other players who had contact with him will spend 14 days in isolation.Chemnitz says the player tested positive in a sample taken Saturday but had tested negative in a sample from two days before that. The club says it can still return to full team training on Tuesday.The first and second divisions in Germany returned to play Saturday but the third-division restart was postponed last week from its planned date of May 26. Some clubs have still not received clearance from local authorities to play or hold full training sessions.___Soccer players in Italy will have to wait at least another 24 hours before restarting full team training. The Latest: 3rd-division soccer player in Germany has virus Italian clubs resumed training on an individual basis on May 4 when lockdown measures in the country started to ease. They were slated to return to training together on Monday but they have not yet been given the green light to do so by the Italian government’s scientific panel.The medical protocol for the resumption of Serie A has proved contentious but a revised document was delivered to Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora on Sunday and is expected to be given to the scientific panel on Monday.Serie A plans to resume on June 13.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
WORLD number one Rafael Nadal cruised into the Australian Open second round with a straightforward victory over Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien.Nadal, champion in Melbourne in 2009, dropped just five games in a 6-2, 6-3, 6-0 win over his 72nd-ranked opponent.The Spaniard, runner-up to Novak Djokovic last year, is bidding to equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles.“For me personally, it has been a very positive start,” the 33-year-old said. What you want is to win in the first round and, if you can do it in straight sets, even better.”Nadal, who will play Federico Delbonis of Argentina next, has reached the Australian Open final five times but won it only once, beating Federer in a five-set epic 11 years ago.He dropped serve twice against Dellien but barely looked troubled, hitting 38 winners to his opponent’s 15.Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev came through a testing first-round match against American Frances Tiafoe, winning 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in two hours 36 minutes.Russian Medvedev, beaten in five sets by Nadal in last year’s US Open final, plays Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez in the second round.He said: “Many moments in the match, I felt like I had got the momentum and straight away he was coming back. For the first round, it’s a big win and I’m really happy.”Kyrgios pledged before the tournament to donate 200 Australian dollars (£105, $137) for each ace he hits to the bushfire appeal and he hit 14 during his victory.Former world number one John McEnroe told Kyrgios on court afterwards that he would donate A$1,000 for each set Kyrgios won during the rest of the tournament.Kyrgios has been criticised in the past for his on-court behaviour but he said the bushfires that have devastated large parts of Australia had given him perspective on his game.“Why am I really getting mad on the tennis court with everything going on?” he said.“Every match I’ve played this year, I’ve been pretty good. It’s probably because of everything going on.”The 24-year-old dedicated his victory to Australian men’s number one Alex de Minaur, who withdrew before the tournament with an abdominal injury.Kyrgios slipped during his match but told McEnroe it was nothing serious, adding: “I move like a giraffe sometimes. I’m pretty dramatic sometimes – but you know all about that.”He will face 35-year-old Frenchman Gilles Simon in the second round and could meet Nadal in the last 16. (BBC Sport)
Published on October 3, 2013 at 4:35 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DBWilson2 Orange Madness, Syracuse’s version of Midnight Madness, will take place in the Carrier Dome on Oct. 18 and be featured as part of ESPNU’s Midnight Madness telecast, SU Athletics announced in a press release Thursday.Orange Madness, which ushers in basketball season, features scrimmages by both the men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as a dunk contest. Admission is free to all students and $5 for the general public. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday.The event will also feature a “nationally-known recording artist,” according to the release. The performer will be announced at a later date. The rapper Wale performed at Orange Madness last year.Midnight Madness was formerly the first practice of basketball season, but this year Syracuse began practice on Sept. 27 after a national rule change moved up the date that teams can begin practice. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 8 p.m.The men’s basketball team opens its season with an exhibition against Division II Holy Family University on Nov. 1 and the regular season on Nov. 8 against Cornell. The women’s basketball team opens its regular season on Nov. 10 against Washington State in Pullman, Wash.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Share StumbleUpon Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Share BetVictor has signed an agreement with Sports Information Services (SIS), which will strengthen the operator’s current British and Irish greyhound content offering.Delivered as part of the operator’s new ‘Bet and Watch’ format, customers will have the opportunity to utilise regular short-form betting events, which is hoped to provide more engaging betting content designed to improve retention and dwell time.Eoin Ryan, Director of Product at BetVictor, commented on how the new deal will benefit BetVictor’s customers: “Over the past year we have invested heavily into developing our Greyhound product and this partnership with SIS ensures that our customers will receive a best-in-class experience, with access to more races across the UK and Ireland and high-quality streaming so they can watch the action unfold.”As part of the deal, the multi-channel supplier will provide BetVictor with access to over 33,000 races per year, as SIS will be streaming 53 meetings per week from a number of British and Irish tracks.The British tracks are due to include: Central Park, Crayford, Doncaster, Harlow, Henlow, Hove, Monmore and Romford. Action from the Irish tracks will be streamed from Curraheen Park, Kilcohan Park, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mullingar, Tralee and Youghal.Sandra McWilliams, Sales Director at SIS, added: “Delivering our content to a leading operator such as BetVictor underpins our status as the leading supplier of racing content, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them.“BetVictor customers will now have access to live pictures of the best greyhound racing from the UK and Ireland, which is sure to drive increased engagement and revenues for the operator.”
WATTS – The line snaked around King-Drew Magnet school as early as 8 a.m. on Sunday. Nearly 10 hours later, over 1,500 people filled the gym. About 500 people were left standing outside eager to catch a glimpse.All the anticipation centered around Houston Rockets and former Clippers guard Chris Paul. He made his Drew League debut around 6 p.m. on Sunday after watching a game there last week. He played along with Rockets guard James Harden in what marked their first game as teammates since appearing together in the 2012 London Olympics and four All-Star games (2013-2016). Harden (27 points, 12 rebounds) and Paul (13 points, 10 assists) then led LA Unified to a 83-81 win over the Hometown Favors. Paul and Harden declined to speak to reporters afterwards. But Drew League commissioner Dino Smiley echoed the thoughts of many that saw what transpired“There was a lot of energy,” Smiley said. “It was draining, intense and unbelievable to have NBA stars on the field. It was fantastic, a great evening.”• See video of Chris Paul • See video of James HardenDrew League chief financial officer Mike McCaa ranked the moment the most memorable regular-season game in the league’s 44-year history before noting the cameo appearances Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant made during the 2011 NBA lockout. The buzz could have grown louder, though, if not for a notable absence.Drew League officials anticipated Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook would play, which would have set up a matchup with Harden after beating him for the regular season’s MVP award. But officials were informed Russell did not want to play after experiencing some minor ailments in recent days. It’s not clear if Westbrook will play when the Drew League All-Stars (featuring Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan and Golden State forward Nick Young) host Jamal Crawford’s Seattle pro-am team at Southwest College on Wednesday (7 pm).There was plenty of buzz nonetheless. Fans filled the gym for seven games, which included DeRozan, Young, Lakers forward Julius Randle, Toronto guard Delon Wright and former NBA forward Dorell Wright playing on Sunday afternoon. Paul and Harden followed suit against a team that had Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., New Orleans guard Jordan Crawford and Warriors forward Jordan Bell. The rapper, Game, and Chicago guard Dwyane Wade sat courtside.“Man I wanted to grab a jersey,” Wade tweeted.Fans seemed most vocal when they saw Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma watching the game, something that gave Smiley further evidence this is “still a Lakers town.” While longtime Clippers fan “Clipper Darrell” often pleaded during timeouts for Paul to return, he did not draw any boos.“It doesn’t surprise me. Chris is loved by basketball fans everywhere,” said Rockets CEO Tad Brown, who had been in Los Angeles this weekend for Trevor Ariza’s wedding. “He’s one of the greatest players in the world of his generation. We’re just glad he’s on our team.”Brown saw a first-hand glimpse that explained that feeling.“You saw how James and Chris play off each other as far as who is able to break defenses down and get some easy shots,” Brown said. “It was a lot of fun.”There was also a lot of rust. Harden airballed a pair of shots. After Paul missed three consecutive jumpers, public address announcer George Preciado described Paul as “stone cold CP.” While Harden shot 8-of-22 from the field, Paul went 5-of-17 overall. Harden (three turnovers) and Paul (two turnovers) also had issues with handling the ball. But the two also led a second-half charge with stronger shooting accuracy.Then again, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni is not going to make much over a pro-am summer-league game.“Mike is definitely not going to want to watch a tape of this,” Brown said, laughing. “Mike will like the idea that they’re putting up shots quickly from outside the arc. But no, we’re not going to break down the film.”Still, there were some plays to break down that showed an intriguing two-man game. Both Paul and Harden split ball-handling duties. Harden often fed Paul into the post, while Paul set up Harden along the perimeter.“Mike’s going to figure that out. But I do know is that one of the main focuses was to make sure we got James more help and make sure he didn’t have to carry that load all the time with the ball handling and the passing and distributing,” Brown said. “You add another guy with unbelievable skill sets with taking the load off of James. And vice versa. Chris has always been looking for help.”While Brown called Harden and Paul “two of the best players in the world” and “some of the smartest players on the planet,” Brown sounded intrigued on how each player’s game could complement each other.“Now you have two distributors who are great shooters and penetrators,” Brown said. “Mike is going to have a lot of fun. He’s the mad scientist when it comes to creating those offensive schemes. But that was part of it. How do you get another superstar level player who’s going to be able to share a lot of the workload with what James decided to carry with the team?”All answers pointed to Paul. So, Houston acquired Paul in a sign-and-trade from the Clippers for seven players and a 2018 first-round draft pick“Chris is tailor made. He’s perfect for our system and is perfect for what we’re trying to do,” Brown said. “Seeing these guys, how much they enjoy being together and how much the team is enjoying getting to know Chris and welcoming the new guys into the system, it’s going to be a lot of fun.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
While Vin Scully has cut one road trip from his television broadcast schedule each of the past three years, Jarrin said he he will not do the same between now and year 60. Jarrin, who didn’t miss a single broadcast in a span of nearly 3,800 games from 1962-84, wouldn’t have it any other way.“Being away from home is tough,” he said. “To leave my wife at home for such long periods of time, it’s tough. But I enjoy being with (the other broadcasters and reporters) and talking and chatting … I like being on the road. It doesn’t bother me. It doesn’t take anything extra from my body. “I just think positively, ‘Somebody has to do it. I might as well be the one.’”Jarrin is more qualified than anyone to make that claim now. That was hardly the case when he came to the United States in 1955 at age 19 from his native Ecuador. Jarrin knew nothing about baseball, let alone the Dodgers, and spent his first years in the U.S. watching minor league teams around Los Angeles to learn the sport. • PHOTOS: Dodgers broadcaster Jaime Jarrin“Just in the last couple years, I started thinking about how long should I stay,” he said, “and the Dodgers said, ‘You can stay with us as long as you want.’ Then I started playing with the 60 figure. It’s my 57th year, so three more years, I think I can do it. Then we’ll see.”For the first time in his Hall of Fame career, Jarrin has spent the 2015 season in the radio booth with his son Jorge, calling games on KTNQ (1020-AM). He hasn’t missed a single road trip so far and doesn’t plan to; the only games he’s missed this season came during a homestand in July.• Ranking LA’s All-Time Play-by-Play announcers When the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958, the station manager at KWKW (1330-AM), William Beaton, gave Jarrin a year to prepare for the job.Since then Jarrin has called three perfect games, the 1984 Olympics, and served as Fernando Valenzuela’s interpreter during his whirlwind rookie season in 1981. Jarrin was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998, becoming only the second Spanish-language announcer to receive the honor.“I have enjoyed it so much. It has been a great ride, really, since Day 1,” he said. “People ask me, ‘What’s the secret to staying this long?’ I said, two things. One, my love for the game, and my wife’s support. Without her support, there’s no way I could have stayed this long.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error