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Salford can go to the ball

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October 20, 2020 0

Round the Benz

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October 20, 2020 0

European Commission to back market solutions for Capital Markets Union

first_imgIt published a green paper on the CMU earlier this year with the view that a single market for capital would increase lending to SMEs, boost capital for infrastructure and bridge the gap between investors and investable opportunities.Speaking with IPE, Hill said now that legislation had helped restore stability, creating jobs and growth in the EU was the new challenge, with a single capital market assisting this.“This challenge may require a completely different set of tools,” Hill said.“Although some legislation will no doubt be needed, it will not always be the most effective and proportionate approach, and, in many cases, the onus will be on the market to deliver solutions.“The Commission will therefore support market-driven solutions when they are likely to be effective, and regulatory changes only where they are necessary.”The commissioner also denied plans for an overhaul of EIOPA, despite rumours swirling in Brussels and the European Parliament over changes to funding and stakeholder engagement structure.An industry levy is expected to replace EU budget funding for EIOPA and its fellow supervisory authorities, after it was backed by the Commission and MEPs.The Commission also alluded to plans to merge EIOPA’s two stakeholder engagement groups – for insurance and occupational pensions – leading to concerns the former would dominate agendas.Hill said the issue of stakeholder groups needed further consultation before a decision could be made.This is despite EIOPA chairman Gabriel Bernardino giving full support to the separation of the two groups.Hill said the Commission review demonstrated EIOPA and partner advisory authorities were working well and that no overhaul was foreseen.However, he added: “We think it should be possible to achieve [private funding] in a simple way, although it is a bit too early to speculate on any concrete proposal at this stage.”Hill also gave backing to European Long-term Investment Funds (ELTIFs), despite minimal growth in the amount of institutional investment into long-term and infrastructure assets thus far.The Commission created a €315bn programme to channel capital into infrastructure projects, dubbed the ‘Junker Plan’, but this drew criticism from large institutional investors who viewed the regulatory framework as inappropriate.Hill said ELTIFs would open the door for smaller insurers, local government and corporate pension funds to access long-term opportunities.“All these investor groups need a well-regulated investment fund vehicle to manage the inherent risks,” Hill said.“ELTIFs replicate the UCITS approach – we will open them up to a much larger population of potential investors.” The European Commission’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) will not be created through legislation but with the market’s help to deliver solutions, Jonathan Hill says.The commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the CMU said that, while the EU introduced wide-ranging reforms to repair damage from the financial crisis, new challenges may require alternative approaches.Hill also said the future of a dedicated pensions stakeholder group for the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) needed further consultation, and that a simple private funding structure for the regulator should be feasible.The new Commission put the creation of a single market for capital in the EU at the core of its policies, alongside boosting investment in infrastructure.last_img read more


September 29, 2020 0

EBRD Provides USD 17.5 Mn for Tekirdag Port Privatization, Expansion

first_imgThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the privatization of a key Marmara Sea port with a new loan.The USD 17.5 million loan has been granted to Ceyport Tekirdag Uluslararasi Liman Isletmeciligi, an operator of Tekirdag Port and a subsidiary of the Turkish logistics group Cey Group.Ceyport Tekirdag is operating the port under a 36-year concession granted by the Turkish Privatisation Authority last year.As informed, the bank’s investment will be used to finance the acquisition of the operation rights of Tekirdag Port in Turkey under the long-term concession and modernization/expansion works at the port.Commercial bank ICBC Turkey, part of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is providing an equal loan.Tekirdag Port handles general cargo, dry and liquid bulk, containers and roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessels and serves industrial and agricultural production and trade in the region. It is the only port in the western Marmara Sea that provides both RoRo and rail-ferry services to the eastern Marmara region.“Enhanced port infrastructure will play a key role in directing a larger share of cargo from roads towards railway and shipping lines, which are more environmentally friendly alternatives,” the EBRD said.Following the completion of the project whose total cost is estimated at USD 127.8 million, the port’s traffic is expected to increase from 1.6 million tons in 2017 to 1.9 million tons in 2022 for general and dry bulk cargo mainly due to improvement in the port’s infrastructure and from 150,000 to 260,000 tons for liquid cargo for the same period due to improvement in storage.We’re boosting ?? #Turkey ‘s ?maritime industry w/ US$ 17.5 million to the operator of Tekirdag port on the Sea of Marmara. @icbcturkeybank is providing an equal loan. @ceyporttekirdag to expand operations & improve efficiency.?https://t.co/xIkRgFOezh pic.twitter.com/tu6al7RVSu— The EBRD (@EBRD) December 10, 2019last_img read more


September 28, 2020 0

Bulldogs Victorious Over Lions In Boys Soccer

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Varsity Soccer team defeated The Rushville Lions 3-0.Batesville vs. Rushville Boys Varsity Soccer (8-20)The Bulldogs JV won 4-1.Batesville vs. Rushville Boys JV Soccer (8-20)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.last_img


September 24, 2020 0

Nichole G. Jackson

first_imgNichole “Kole” Gail Knotts Jackson, 39, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away February 15, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.She was born July 4, 1977 in Lawrenceburg, IN, daughter of the late Jerry Lynn Koons and Lisa Wismann Koons Willis.Nichole worked as a Floor Tech for Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was a member of the Aurora VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5312. She loved the outdoors, photography, playing board games and word games. Nichole also enjoyed fishing and camping. She is “pupmaw” to Toby & Kyrie.”Surviving are her grandmother, Betty (late James) Wismann of Aurora, IN; mother, Lisa (Carl) Willis of Osgood, Indiana; children, Maria Dianne Ashbrook of Rising Sun, IN, Paul Dennis Jackson of Aurora, IN, Anna Gerilyn Jackson of Aurora, IN; brothers Scott (Heather) Knotts of Aurora, IN, Cory “Mac” Willis of Risiing Sun, IN; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; special friends/family, Shannon Smith Bradley and Richard Scott Ashbrook.She was preceded in death by father, Jerry Lynn Koons, uncle, Donnie Smith, maternal grandfather, James B. Wismann, paternal grandfather, Elbin Wyndell Knotts and paternal grandmother, Carol Lee Smith..Friends will be received Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Rd. Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church Wednesday at 11:00 am with Pastor Bill Secrest officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more


September 24, 2020 0

Oshkosh sanctions Stock Cars with IMCA starting in 2014

first_imgOSHKOSH, Wis. – Oshkosh Speedzone will add IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars to regular Friday night race programs next season.“There have been many drivers asking us to sanction the Stock Cars with IMCA and we are going to do just that,” track promoter/partner Larry Stratton said. “Stock Cars will give the Speedzone a well rounded field of cars. They are a growing class and we feel they will be a perfect fit to the Speedzone program.”Points earned at Oshkosh will figure toward IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region and Allstar Performance State standings.Oshkosh also sanctioned the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods this year. The 2014 race season kicks off Saturday April 19, with the fastest cars on dirt. The IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars will invade the Speedzone for their season opener as well as the Speedzone season opener. Supporting classes have yet to be decided.Additional information will be posted on the www.oshkoshspeedzone.net website. The Speedzone is located at 460 East County Road Y on the Sunnyview Expo Cen­ter/Fairgrounds just off Highways 76 and 41.last_img read more


September 23, 2020 0

Salah named Liverpool Player of the Month

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Mohamed Salah has been adjudged Liverpool Player of the Month award of the 2019-20 season. The Egyptian was voted Liverpool’s star man in August after three goals and two assists in six appearances in all competitions. Salah scored one and created another when the Reds opened their Premier League campaign with a 4-1 win over Norwich City at Anfield. He then helped Jürgen Klopp’s side clinch the UEFA Super Cup, coolly scoring in the penalty shootout with Chelsea in Istanbul. The No.11 featured in each of the subsequent Premier League victories against Southampton, Arsenal – in which he converted a spot-kick and produced a sublime individual goal – and Burnley, where he teed up his side’s third goal. Salah edged out fellow forwards Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in our Standard Chartered Player of the Month poll here on Liverpoolfc.com. “I am happy to win the award, but the most important thing as I’ve said before is winning games,” he said upon receiving the trophy at Melwood on Thursday. “We won all of our games last month in the league, we had good results, so we need to keep focused on our games and keep winning. “We had a good month. We won a trophy in that time, so it was something unbelievable for us as a team. Everyone showed with our performances and the way we can play, so we’re happy about what we have right now.” One of Salah’s highlights from the month was that aforementioned stunning solo effort against Arsenal. The Egyptian sped beyond Gunners defender David Luiz on the right touchline before making his way into the area and coolly slotting into the corner to give Liverpool a three-goal advantage. Salah smiled: “Yes, it was one of my best… I can’t say it was my best one so far, but I liked it. “It was an important time for the team to feel comfortable in the game because the score was 2-0 and they had played well. We needed to kill the game and I think that goal made a difference. “It is always good to score goals, but as I have said many times, the most important thing is for the team winning the game. As long as we’re winning, it doesn’t matter who scores.” Salah’s three goals in four Premier League games means he’s recorded his best scoring start to a top-flight campaign. “I feel good,” he continued. “Last season and the season before I’d scored three goals after eight or nine games, so to score them after three or four games I am happy about it. But the most important thing is for the team to keep winning, winning, winning and winning.”Tags: Jurgen KloppLiverpoolMohamed Salahlast_img read more


September 22, 2020 0

Hangeland still confident

first_img Press Association Brede Hangeland, the sole survivor of Fulham’s great escape six years ago, is confident Felix Magath’s side can pull of a similarly-epic escape this term. Only three matches remain following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Tottenham and, while they sit 19th heading into next weekend’s match with Hull, captain Hangeland is confident they can beat the drop. “I think all three games remaining now we look at those and think, ‘yeah, we should probably get something from all of them if we play well’,” the 32-year-old Norwegian said. “That is the task we have to set ourselves. “It (the great escape) can definitely happen again. Before Saturday, we had two wins on the spin and we know it is possible. “We will work really hard to prepare for the next vital game, then the next one and the next one. Hopefully that will see us through.” Saturday’s defeat to Spurs leaves Fulham on 30 points with home matches against Hull and Crystal Palace either side of a trip to Stoke to play. Hangeland has refused to set a points target – “I don’t really work like that, you try and win the next match” – but believes the performance at White Hart Lane bodes well. “I think we had our chances,” he said. “On another day, it could have been a different story. “We can’t hide from the fact we conceded three goals and lost the game 3-1, so we need to put this to bed as soon as possible and focus on a massive game next Saturday. “The games are running out. We felt like we could get something here but that wasn’t to be so onto the next one.” Like Fulham, Tottenham are also hoping to end the season with a flourish given they face matches against Stoke, West Ham and Aston Villa. However, even winning all three is unlikely to be enough to secure a top-four finish and may be too little too late for Tim Sherwood, who is widely-expected to be replaced in the summer. His position as head coach comes under increasing scrutiny each week, but forward Harry Kane insists it is not distracting for the players. “I think all the players have got on with it,” the England Under-21 international said. “You can see against Fulham and recent performances we’ve been playing great, we’ve been scoring goals. “All the players are focused on the games ahead. “We’re just taking each game as it comes. We’ve got three more games and we want to win all three, then wherever we end up, we end up. “They are three winnable games and we’ll take this into the next one.” It appears few Tottenham fans would be sad to see Sherwood leave this summer, although his focus on youth will leave a lasting legacy. Nabil Bentaleb has become a first-team regular under the former midfielder as has 20-year-old Kane, whose header against Fulham was his third goal in as many games. “It has been great to get the chance to get the goals,” he said. “I obviously have three in three now and hopefully I’ll get more between now and the end of the season. “Tim has given me the chance and at this level you’ve got to take it. You’ve got to take your chance every game and I have been able to do that so far to keep my place in the team. “There is competition at every level and you have to perform at a high standard.” The towering defender arrived at Craven Cottage in January 2008 and played a key role in Roy Hodgson’s side completing a memorable turnaround, staving off relegation on the final day of the season with victory at Portsmouth. Fulham enjoyed the highs of top-10 finishes and a European final in the seasons that followed, but now find themselves again facing a fight for survival. last_img read more


September 21, 2020 0

Parents in one school district told they could lose their children over unpaid lunch bills

first_imgA school district in Pennsylvania has sent out a warning to parents telling them that if they do not pay for their children’s overdue school lunch bills their children could be put into foster care.Wyoming Valley West School District sent out letters to parents earlier this summer stating that parents who refuse to pay their children’s lunch bills will be subjected to dependency hearings where their children could possibly be taken from them due to their not providing food to their child.“You can be sent to dependency court for neglecting your child’s right to food. The result may be your child being taken from your home and placed in foster care,” the letter read.The district reported that students owe more than $20,000 in lunch bills including at least four students who each owe at least $450 on their accounts.  It was also noted that the district tried other methods including serving children with overdue accounts peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but they legally advised against that as well.The school district has since announced plans to send out “less threatening” notices to parents after receiving several complaints, however, Wyoming Valley West’s lawyer, Charles Coslett says he did not believe the letter was threatening and also noting that it got the attention of the parents:“Hopefully, that gets their attention and it certainly did, didn’t it? I mean, if you think about it, you’re here this morning because some parents cried foul because he or she doesn’t want to pay a debt attributed to feeding their kids. How shameful,” Coslett told WYOU-TV.School officials are now looking into other legal ways to get parents to pay for their children’s lunches.last_img read more


September 20, 2020 0