IORP trialogue ‘close to successful closure’, says Eurogroup president

first_imgNegotiations on the revised IORP Directive are “close to successful closure”, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, said ahead of a trialogue meeting on 15 June.The Dutch finance minister said the “next and hopefully last” trialogue meeting between the European Commission, member states and European Parliament to settle details of the Directive was due to take place this evening.He provided the update when addressing the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) on 14 June during a meeting discussing the soon-to-conclude Dutch presidency of the Council of the EU.Dijsselbloem said the council was “working very hard to facilitate the finalisation of the negotiations between the co-legislators” on the proposal for IORP II. “I think we are close to a successful closure there,” added Dijsselbloem.ECON is chaired by Italian MEP Roberto Gualtieri, who Dijsselbloem noted had already mentioned today’s scheduled trialogue meeting in his remarks to the committee.Dijsselbloem’s comments on the IORP negotiations come after Brian Hayes, Irish MEP and the rapporteur on the project of the directive’s revision, earlier this month said that disagreements remained on cross-border funding and the use of custodians  – referred to as depositories within the legislation.“We have made progress in a number of key areas, but it’s fair to say quite a number of outstanding issues remain,” he said on the occasion of the launch of a business plan for a European pension-tracing service in Brussels on 1 June.He said the discussions were “very intensive”.Thomas Mann, another MEP and a member of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, had previously spoken about tension over the designation of pension funds as financial service providers but still said he hoped the revised IORP law would be finalised by June at the latest.last_img read more

Swing for Habitat golf fundraiser set Oct. 4

first_img Fenceviewer Staff Bio Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Registration for the four-person scramble tournament is $75 and includes coffee, doughnuts, cart, a box lunch from Colonel’s Deli and a free Habitat gift.Win a car with a hole-in-one sponsored by Darling’s Auto Mall, Ellsworth.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textParticipating golfers also are eligible for prizes valued at more than $2,500.A live raffle, including donated items and a 50/50 cash prize, will be conducted immediately following the tournament.There are several ways in which businesses and the general public can participate:A corporate sponsorship will be heralded on a company’s banner at the clubhouse during the event.A hole sponsorship will be prominently displayed at a tee box or green for all the golfers to see.Registrations for individuals or four-person teams will be taken through Friday, September 26.According to Kelley Ellsworth, Hancock County Habitat’s executive director, “Funds raised through Habitat’s annual golf tournament will help purchase materials such as nails, wood, windows and insulation; but most importantly, each contribution brings another family one step closer to realizing their dream of a simple, decent place to live.”All proceeds will benefit Habitat’s 18th home built in partnership with the Combs family, which is scheduled to be completed in Sedgwick later this fall.Founded in 1989, Hancock County Habitat’s primary program is partnering with economically disadvantaged families to build homes and provide the benefits of homeownership.Through the use of volunteer labor and donations, the affiliate is able to build market-quality housing with the homeowner investing 200 hours of their own “sweat equity” in the project.  The completed home is then sold to the partner family at below market cost, with Habitat financing the home for 25 years under a zero interest mortgage.For more information, please call Hancock County Habitat for Humanity at 667-8484. Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Habitat for Humanity’s 13th annual Swing for Habitat golf fundraiser has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, (rain date will be Sunday, Oct. 5) at the historic Northeast Harbor Golf Club on Mount Desert Island. Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

East Bank trounce West Demerara by 10 wickets … East Coast Demerara also win

first_imgAN UNBROKEN opening stand of 170 by Mavendra Dindyal and Chad Shivitran, engineered East Bank to an easy ten-wicket win over West Demerara in round two of the Demerara Inter-Association Under-15 50-over cricket tournament yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club ground.The pair wiped off the 69-7 made by West Demerara, with 17 overs to spare.Dindyal finished on 78 off 112 balls, with eight fours, while Shivitram scored 68 off 103 balls.Earlier Andre Seepersaud stroked an even half-century for West Demerara. He received support from Vishaul Persaud, who made 33.Extras contributed 61 to the total. Cameron DeFrietas had 3-33, to be the best bowler for East Bank.At the Ogle Community Centre ground, where Georgetown faced East Coast Demerara, the hosts whipped the City team by 99 runs.Batting first, ECD made 171-8, with Edmond Persaud hitting an unbeaten 57. Shoab Shaw made 40.Hemant Dalip (4-30) and Zechariah Mootoo (2-15) were the most successful bowlers for Georgetown.In reply, the City batsmen failed to offer any resistance, and were eventually bowled out for 72 in 27.3 overs.Brandon Jaikarran (11), was the only batsman to reach double figures.Davanad Khemraj (2-10) had the best figures for the winners, while the other bowlers all contributed with a wicket apiece.The final round is set for today.last_img read more

Fury Fears Ruiz Jr may Ruin All-British Heavyweight Fight with Joshua

first_img“Once you do that, everything will take care of itself because you’re the guvnor of the division. “That’s why it’s such a monstrous fight.“Can he come back from defeat? Yes of course he can. But it is so important to bounce back and beat Ruiz Jr, and go down in history. He is so focused, and so is Ruiz Jr.“Joshua has become a real student of the game in this camp, and he needs to do that to beat Ruiz Jr who is going to be confident, fast, powerful.“This will be a historic moment for the heavyweight division.“Those other guys can say what they want because, right now, we have our blinkers on.”Joshua aims to avenge defeat to Ruiz Jr and claim back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles on December 7, in Saudi Arabia.Fury, who appears at WWE Crown Jewel on Thursday night against Braun Strowman but plans to return to the boxing ring to rematch Deontay Wilder in early-2020, dismissed hopes that he might face Joshua eventually.“Well, if he gets knocked out again there’s no chance, is there, that’s for sure,” Fury told Sky Sports.“If we were to fight, if he did win this fight, then all my fights have to be in America now, so unless they’re willing to travel to the US, which after his last visit I don’t think he’ll be too happy on going, then it’s not happening any time soon, that’s for sure.“Not very near future no, but never say never.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Anthony Joshua Anthony Joshua has his “blinkers on” despite Tyson Fury’s latest jibe as he prepares for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr, promoter Eddie Hearn has said.Fury claimed “if he gets knocked out again there’s no chance” of an all-British battle against long-time rival Joshua, which Hearn admits “will always be a big fight”.“This is the first time that we have ever gone into a fight where we couldn’t care less about Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “The only thing that matters is beating Ruiz Jr.last_img read more

Underclassmen contribute in Syracuse’s rout of Providence

first_img Published on March 20, 2013 at 1:40 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brenny Daly fired shot after shot at Dominic Lamolinara before the game, getting his goalkeeper ready for his first start of the season while the starters watched from the sideline.Lamolinara gobbled up most of Daly’s shots, but a few found the back of the net. Little did the redshirt freshman know, that wasn’t the only time one of his shots would go in Tuesday night. Daly, who scored his first career goal, was one of 41 players to see action in No. 4 Syracuse’s (5-1, 2-0 Big East) 18-9 shellacking of Providence (5-2, 0-2) at Lennon Family Field. Reserve Kyle Henry also chipped in for the Orange, tallying two goals.“It’s always good to see Brenny do something,” Lamolinara said. “Brenny warms me up and we have a great relationship, so seeing him get his first goal was great.”The lopsided nature of the game allowed players who otherwise wouldn’t get a chance to play to get their names on the final stat sheet. Jay McDermott saw time on defense, Cal Paduda took three faceoffs and Ben Romagnoli closed the game in goal, among other players for SU.All but 10 of Syracuse’s healthy players got playing time Tuesday. As the lead ballooned, more and more reserves entered the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Daly and Henry didn’t just play in the game, they contributed to the Orange’s highest goal total this season.Daly’s goal came from straight on, well outside of the crease with just less than five minutes to go in the third quarter. Syracuse was already up 13-3 at that point, and the rout was in full effect.“We were all joking about that on the sideline, that it was like 17 (yards out),” midfielder Henry Schoonmaker said, “but he let it go and it went in. Nothing to complain about.”Henry, meanwhile, scored two goals in the fourth quarter, one off of a pretty pass from Derek Maltz and the other from the doorstep.Schoonmaker said Daly, Henry and company made the most of their time on the field for the Orange. The fact that Syracuse’s third- and fourth-string players kept pace with Providence’s first- and second-stringers showcased the depth SU hopes will help continue its climb up the rankings.“That’s something the whole team gets pretty excited for,” Schoonmaker said. “It’s great seeing Brenny come in there and getting his first goal and Kyle getting a two-goal game right off the bat.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women of Troy dominate weekend play at home

first_imgThe No. 4 USC women’s volleyball team made the most of playing at home last weekend with back-to-back three-game sweeps of Pac-12 contenders No. 10 Washington and Washington State.After a tough road trip last week that saw the Women of Troy (20-4, 15-2) face off against No. 3 Stanford and No. 7 California, they took full advantage of playing at the Galen Center against lesser competition.“[It was a] great weekend for us. Saturday night we had a stunning crowd of over 500 fathers and daughters here,” USC coach Mick Haley said. “Plus we had great match versus Washington with a 3-0 sweep.”Playing the Huskies (18-6, 10-6) for the second time this season, Haley’s group came away with another three-set (25-15, 25-16, 25-21) victory.Senior middle hitter Lauren Williams, who had a quiet weekend last week, returned to her All-American form against Washington and Washington State, posting 20 kills along with just two errors — good for a .529 hitting percentage against the Huskies and a perfect 1.000 against the Cougars.On top of her excellent hitting performance, Williams was able to establish herself on defense, racking up three blocks in each game over the weekend. Haley has wanted to see Williams, long hailed for her dominant offensive output, make more of an impact at the net, and her continued progress in that department is a boon for an already-strong USC defense.“Williams was absolutely good with six stuff block and a couple of diving saves on the floor,” Haley said. “We were pretty pleased with everything that went on.”For Washington, Bianca Rowland lead the way with a team-high eight kills, but the Huskies struggled to establish much offense throughout the match. USC held vaunted Washington freshman Krista Vansant to a -.32 hitting percentage as the team’s kills leader couldn’t find her rhythm throughout the match.The crowd of 2,612 — the second-largest crowd in Galen Center history — witnessed USC’s first season sweep of Washington since the Women of Troy’s 2003 national championship run. With the win, USC also now has topped 20 wins for the 14th time in the last 16 seasons.On Friday, USC made quick work of Washington State (12-13, 4-11), holding the Cougars to .106 hitting percentage, en route to a three-set sweep.Williams was perfect on the day with 10 kills and no hitting errors, while fellow senior Alex Jupiter continued her excellent all-around play recorded a team-high eleven kills and four digs on the day.Sophomore libero Natalie Hagglund keyed a defense that held Pac-12 points leader Meagan Ganzer to just seven kills, while forcing her into 11 hitting mistakes. Hagglund has been an unsung hero for the Women of Troy and her 22 digs only reaffirm her status as one of the Pac-12’s top liberos, as she averages 5.27 digs per contest.“It’s important to get better on defense, which will help us achieve our goal to go to the Final Four and eventually the national title,” Haley said. “Hagglund has been by far the best libero in the country as she produces every night and gives us such strong on-court leadership.”last_img read more

No. 10 Notre Dame shooting for ACC, national titles in 2020

first_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 08:13 IST No. 10 Notre Dame Shooting For ACC, National Titles In 2020 Most seasons at Notre Dame, expectations include questions about contending for a championship. This year, there are questions about two COMMENT First Published: 2nd September, 2020 08:13 IST Associated Press Television News center_img WATCH US LIVE Written By Most seasons at Notre Dame, expectations include questions about contending for a championship. This year, there are questions about two.One of the most unusual seasons in the history of college sports is about to begin and it includes a pandemic-prompted wrinkle for the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish: They are taking a one-year sabbatical from their treasured independence to join the Atlantic Coast Conference race, a step that guaranteed Notre Dame a slate of opponents when dozens of programs aren’t playing at all.Notre Dame opens the season Sept. 12 at home against Duke.“I know our players are excited about playing for a conference championship,” said coach Brian Kelly, now in his 11th season at Notre Dame.Those odds could be long. Indeed, they might need to beat No. 1 Clemson twice – on Nov. 7 in Notre Dame Stadium and in the ACC championship game in December – to even receive a College Football Playoff berth and possibly three times to break their 32-year national title curse.Kelly’s tenure ties him with Hall of Fame predecessors Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz, all just two years behind Knute Rockne. The other four have national championships on their resumes and statues in their honor outside the house that Rockne built.Notre Dame’s last national championship came in 1988 under Holtz, and Kelly’s Irish have come up empty against the dominant teams of the last decade (Alabama and Clemson).Notre Dame will have an experienced quarterback under center in Ian Book, who has thrown for 6,118 yards and 57 touchdowns, rushed for another 1,033 yards and eight scores, and is 20-3 as a starter entering his fifth season.Book will have a veteran offensive line in front of him along with junior tight end Tommy Tremble, speedy outside receivers Braden Lenzy and Lawrence Keys III and grad transfer Ben Skowronek. Senior Jafar Armstrong returns to a crowded backfield after two injury-plagued seasons.“There’s nothing better than putting in that work and working on chemistry,” Book said.Kelly said he has seen growth in the 6-foot, 208-pound Book since quarterbacks coach Tom Rees became the team’s new offensive coordinator prior to the team’s 33-9 bowl victory over Iowa State.“He’s developed a single-minded focus in terms of what he wants this team to accomplish,” Kelly said. “It’s a championship or bust.”In this bizarre season, make that two championships.STRENGTH UP FRONTLeft tackle Liam Eichenberg heads a veteran offensive front for line coach Jeff Quinn and is projected to be the next Irish lineman to go in the NFL draft’s first round.“It’s something we take pride in,” said the 6-foot-6, 305-pound Eichenberg, who is joined on the line by left guard Aaron Banks, center Jarrett Patterson, right guard Tommy Kraemer and right tackle Robert Hainsey. Patterson is a junior and the others are seniors are graduate students.DEFENSE RISINGClark Lea, the 38-year-old defensive coordinator, could be a head coach-in-waiting. Last season, his 4-2-5 defense finished 12th in scoring (17.9 points allowed per game) and 18th in total yardage (321.6 allowed).Despite losing seven players with starting experience to the NFL, an abundance of talent returns in linemen Daelin Hayes, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Kurt Hinish and Adetokunbo Ogundeji; linebacker Drew White; rover Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, and secondary stalwarts Kyle Hamilton, TaRiq Bracy and Shaun Crawford, back for a sixth year.NEW FACES, (SOME) NEW PLACESTwo freshmen tight ends in Michael Mayer and Kevin Bauman will add depth and ease the loss of Cole Kmet to the NFL. True freshman Chris Tyree and redshirt freshman Kyren Willliams have impressed at running back. Two other transfers – corner Nick McCloud (N.C. State) and safety Isaiah Pryor (Ohio State) – are expected to see extensive playing time.VIRUS UPDATENotre Dame began fall classes Aug. 10 and saw a spike in COVID-19 positive tests that forced President Rev. John Jenkins to shut down in-person classes beginning Aug. 19. Because of the spike, the Irish did not resume practice until Aug. 23. Since beginning testing June 18, the staff and players have undergone more than 1,000 tests with 11 positive cases..SCHEDULE SCRAMBLEFor the first time since 1927, Navy is not on the schedule as Notre Dame went with a slate of 10 ACC games and one non-conference matchup, against South Florida on Sept. 19. The Irish could face Book’s former backup ,Phil Jurkovec, when they visit Boston College on Nov. 14.Image credits: AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more

I Don’t Need To Get Fit To Beat You! Fury Fires Back At AJ…

first_imgFormer WBA (Super), IBO, WBO and IBF heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury has fired back at Anthony Joshua ‘AJ’ after he taunted him about being overweight.AJ had earlier talked about Fury and his weight issues in an interview with IFLTV and that prompted a response from the controversial British boxer.In his response, Tyson Fury disclosed that he doesn’t need to return to shape to beat AJ in the boxing ring as he advised him to concentrate more on speed rather than power.Fury said:“I really don’t need to get fit for you anyways, put it that way.”He went on to call Anthony Joshua all sort of names. “Like I always say, boom city useless, no gas, no stamina, too much weights. You need to practice on a bit more speed and less power. boom.”Related’Lousy’ Fury Slams AJ’s Promoter Eddie HearnDecember 14, 2017In “Boxing”Anthony Joshua Believes He’ll Easily Unify the Heavyweight if Fury Beats WilderDecember 20, 2019In “Boxing”Boxing: Fury Ready For “War” In Wilder RematchFebruary 15, 2020In “Boxing”last_img read more

Alpena is the 27th coldest city in the country

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisCan you bear these frigid temperatures? In a 2018 study, Alpena made the list of the top 50 coldest cities in the country.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Art in the Loft host Kids in the Kitchen to teach children how to prepare a meal by themselvesNext Thunder Bay Theatre creates new dance academy for all ageslast_img

Sellas calls up 30 players into Satellites

first_imgSellas Tetteh names his first team since becoming Black Satellites coach as he calls up 30 players for camping.The selected players will head for the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence at Prampram on January 8, 2013 for the exercise.The camping is part of preparations towards the impending African Youth Championship in Algeria.The Ghana Football Association last month appointed Sellas as coach of the U-20 men’s national team.Sellas, who led Ghana to African and World title success in the 2009 U-20 Championships will lead the Black Satellites to the African finals in Algeria.Ghana will face hosts Algeria in Group A of the Africa U20 Championship. The Black Satellites are also drawn against Benin and Egypt in the group for the tournament in March.Selected playersGoalkeepers Felix Annan (Kotoko) Muntari Tagoe ( Medeama) Micheal Sai (Berekum Chelsea) Eric Ofori-Antwi (Amidaus)Defenders Jeremiah Arkorful ( Tema Youth) Richmond Nketiah (Medeama) Lawrence Lartey (AshantiGold) Ahmed Adams (Berekum Chelsea) Kofi Koomson (Amidaus) David Small-Boy Korbah (Kotoko) Joseph Attamah (Tema Youth) Christopher Bonney and Vincent Atinga Addae (Dwarfs) Thomas Abbey (Hearts of Oak)Midfielders Seidu Salifu and Emmanuel Gyamfi (Wa All Stars) Moses Odjer and Derrick Mensah (Tema Youth) Micheal Anaba and Prince Baffoe (Kotoko) Kwame Boahene and Kennedy Ashia (Liberty) Jacob Appau (Medeama) Fatawu Safiu (Inter Allies) Strikers Isaac Osae and Benjamin Fadi (Heart of Lions) Francis Narh (Tema Youth) Ebenezer Assifuah (Liberty) Ollenu Ashittey (Heart of Oak) Sulley Mohammed (King Faisal)last_img read more