PensionsEurope questions legal basis for EIOPA info requests

first_imgThe only way EIOPA would have a legal basis for its proposed reporting requirements, PensionsEurope suggested, would be if certain European Commission-proposed changes to the European system of financial supervision were adopted.Even then, however, “the level of harmonisation for IORPs would still be determined by the IORP II Directive”, PensionsEurope added.The umbrella association for European national pension trade bodies also criticised EIOPA’s plan to require NCAs to report individual data on the largest European pension funds, saying it was not EIOPA’s role “to supervise individual IORPs”.Aggregated data was enough for EIOPA to be able to meet its aim, PensionsEurope argued. The trade body said EIOPA did not have a legal basis to directly approach individual pension funds “and EIOPA should not do it in an indirect way by asking the NCAs to pass all reporting templates of individual IORPs”.EIOPA has asked for data relating to pension funds with assets of more than €1bn, or for at least the five biggest IORPs in a given country, unless they are smaller than €100m.“EIOPA will refrain from publishing any individual IORP data and will pay particular attention when publishing aggregate data of small sets of reporting entities’ data,” it has said.Overall, PensionsEurope said it had not heard “sound arguments” supporting EIOPA’s request for data. Trade bodies have already criticised the proposal for the burden and costs it could impose on pension schemes.PensionsEurope said EIOPA needed to make “a robust case” for the benefits to members from wanting the information.“This should include a detailed account of what action EIOPA would propose to take in the event that the data provided raises concerns,” it added. “We are unclear what those concerns might be, but we presume that EIOPA has already considered this in detail and will, therefore, be able to publish this information before the end of 2017 – together with the full account of the actions it will take in the event of those concerns being realised.”The European Central Bank (ECB) also has its eye on pension fund data, and has consulted on a draft regulation for statistical reporting requirements for pension funds. PensionsEurope has been more positive about this: in its response to the EIOPA consultation it said NCAs should align their reporting with the technical format and data required under the draft ECB regulation. The legal basis for EIOPA’s proposed framework for information requests from national authorities is questionable, according to PensionsEurope.Earlier this year EIOPA – the EU supervisor for insurers and pension funds – proposed a single framework for the regular reporting of occupational pension information by “national competent authorities” (NCAs). It cited Article 35 of its founding regulation as the basis on which it requests information from the NCAs at recurring intervals and in certain specified formats.In its response to EIOPA’s consultation on the proposed framework, PensionsEurope said Article 35 did not “stand on its own”, as the IORP II Directive was the basis for prudential regulation of Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORPs).The IORP II Directive did not stipulate the introduction of reporting and disclosure requirements like those under Solvency II, it said.last_img read more

Police lay charges relating to cannabis oil production after Invercargill house explosion

first_imgRadio NZ News 17 September 2020Family First Comment: This will become even more common if everyone can legally grow 4 cannabis plants in their backyard. Butane Hash Oil is the drug of choice for regular cannabis users.Police have finally revealed an explosion and fire at a Kāinga Ora-owned Invercargill home last week was due to cannabis oil production.Police are providing few details about the incident other than revealing charges have been brought over production of the class B substance.Emergency services were called to the Rothesay Place house in the suburb of Rockdale shortly before 1.30pm last Wednesday following reports of an explosion.Fire and Emergency New Zealand found the kitchen and dining room on fire and assisted three people from the home with burns.St John took two people to Southland Hospital with serious injuries – they have since been discharged.A third person received treatment at the scene for minor injuries.“Charges have been brought in relation to the production of cannabis oil following a fire on Rothesay Place in Invercargill on 9 September,” police said in a statement this afternoon.READ MORE: read more

2 island barangays, 2 islets in Concepcion rabies-free

first_imgAccording to Mayor Raul Banias, the localgovernment of Concepcion worked hard to make these areas rabies-free to furtherboost the municipality’s tourism industry and protect its people and visitors. * control dog population throughspaying and neutering Previously declared as such were theisland barangays of Botlog Daku, Tambaliza, Macatunao, Malangabang, Salvacion,and Talo-toan. * school- and community-basedinformation and education campaign on rabies The rabies virus primarily affectsthe central nervous system. The early symptoms of rabies in people are similarto those of many other infection — fever, headache, and general weakness ordiscomfort. * advocacy campaign emphasizingpreventive behaviors/PN * strict implementation ofRepublic Act 9482 or the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007 specifically on responsiblepet ownership * an ordinance promoting responsiblepet ownership Rabies, while fatal, is preventablewith vaccination. It primarily affects warm-blooded animals other than man,notably dogs, cats, rats, and bats, but which can be transmitted to humans byinfected animals.  Perhaps, he said, the twomunicipalities could have a unified anti-rabies program for Tagubanhan Island. With this latest declaration, thenumber of rabies-free areas in Concepcion has risen to eight. * prohibition of dog entry without theowner securing a vaccination card. Banias urged the barangay officials ofConcepcion’s eight rabies-free islands to sustain such status of their area. The rabies virus, which is presentin the saliva of an infected animal, is passed to a human through a bite, orrarely, when the animal’s saliva gets in contact with a scratch or fresh breakin the skin.center_img As the disease progresses, morespecific symptoms appear and may include insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slightor partial paralysis, excitation, hallucinations, agitation, salivation,difficulty in swallowing, and hydrophobia (fear of water). * passage of local ordinances inthe control of stray dogs * vaccination program on dogs Concepcion has 11 island barangaysplus islets with white-sand beaches that have been attracting tourists inrecent years. To secure a declaration of beingrabies-free, an area must not have rabies cases for two consecutive years,according to Dr. Darel Tabuada, veterinarian IV at the Iloilo ProvincialVeterinary Office. For the prevention and control ofrabies as a public health threat, the Department of Health recommended to localgovernments the following: ILOILO – The island barangays ofPolopiña and Igbon and the islets of Danao-danao and Bulubadiangan in themunicipality of Concepcion have been declared rabies-free by the RegionalRabies Control Council that is made up of the Department of Agriculture,Department of Health and Department of Interior and Local Government. Other requirements are following: * establishment of rabies controlcommittees down to the barangay level * increase/maintain dogvaccination coverage between 70-90percent to achieve herd immunity * procure human and canine/doganti-rabies vaccines Banias said he would coordinate withMayor Jett Rojas of nearby Ajuy town on the rabies status of Tagubanhan Islandwhich is made up of five barangays – two villages (Punta Buri and Tagubanhan)belong to Ajuy while three (Bagongon, Maliogliog and Dungon) belong toConcepcion.last_img read more

Charles Tingle

first_imgCharles L. Tingle, 73, of Dillsboro passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Bethlehem in Henry County, Kentucky on November 15, 1943 the son of Gilbert and Leona Raisor Tingle. He was married to Barbara Bryant on October 21, 2000 and she survives. Other survivors include three sons Charles Tingle of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Jeff (Cindy) Tingle of Vevay, and Lonnie (Debbie) Tingle of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; three step-children Paul (Sid) Yorn of New Marion, Scott (Liz) Benham of Butlerville, and Brent (Katrina) Benham of Holton; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one sister Shelby (Benny) Garland of Vevay. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Larry Tingle, great-grandson Dylan Jennings, brothers Earl and Donnie Tingle, and his sisters Shirley Hewitt, Leora Marsh, Wilma Romans, and Lois Taylor. Mr. Tingle attended the Jefferson-Craig School and also attended Vevay High School. Charles was a former employee of US Shoe in Madison and Osgood, was a farmer, and retired in 2008 from Seymour Tubing. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 31st at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Anthony Wilkes officiating. Burial will be in the Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Rescue 30 in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Night number two of season Saturday at Sunset Speedway Park

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. – Sunset Speedway Park is ready to go for its second race of the season on Satur­day, April 25.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods will tackle the 1/4-mile clay oval for the first time in 2015.Along with the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series, other divisions making their way to the Banks Bullring include the street stocks, pure stocks and 4-bee’s.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m.last_img

Josephine E. Stenger, 99, West Harrison, Indiana

first_imgJosephine E. Stenger, age 99, of West Harrison, Indiana died Saturday morning February 23, 2019, at the home of her granddaughter in Brookville.Born January 20, 1920 in Oak Forest, Indiana she was one of three children born to the late Jacob & Hilda (Harnishfeger) Schuler. On September 28, 1937 she became the wife of Edgar McWhorter, and he preceded her in death; she later married Vincent Stenger on November 3, 1945 and he preceded her in death on September 9, 1987.A homemaker, she also had worked at the Eckerle General Store and for her husband, Vincent Stenger Auctioneering. She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brookville. In her leisure time she enjoyed sewing, flower gardening, and crocheting.Survivors include two daughters, Wilma Jean Baker of Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Pat Wolfer of West Harrison, Indiana; 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and one great-great-great granddaughter.In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Kuntz, a brother Edward Schuler; as well as two grandchildren, Jay Wolfer and Caleb Marcum.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Kevin Waltz of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and her grandson Kevin Hess will officiate the Funeral Services on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:00 P.M. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery in St. Leon.Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Margaret Mary or Emmanuel Baptist Church. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Josephine Stenger, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

Jalade’s turn will come! | Lady Jags head coach addresses Jalade Trim’s Women’s U-20 team ‘snub’

first_imgBy Rawle ToneyWHEN Guyana Football Federation (GFF) announced Lady Jags’ roster for their campaign in the 2019 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship qualifiers, the absence of one of the country’s most talented young female players, Jalade Trim, did not go unnoticed. Trim, who recently turned 14, since bursting onto the National scene in 2017 during Guyana’s hosting of the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Caribbean Qualifier Tournament, has been the talk of local football as she mesmerised the crowd with her first touch and technical ability.Last year, the GFF Junior female football Player-of-the-Year for 2017, joined players from 211 countries in Russia as one of Guyana’s representatives at the 2018 Football for Friendship which was hosted during the staging of the FIFA World Cup.Dr Ivan Joseph, head coach of Guyana Women’s U-20 team, responding to Chronicle Sport about Trim’s snub, while showering the Kwakwani resident with praises, reasoned that “when we looked and we talked about it, Jalade is 14 years old and you need to be intentional when you’re bringing a player in. When you’re 14 years old, that’s a big jump for you to be making to a U-20 team,”According to Dr Joseph, “While the intention is that she probably technically is able to play here (in this tournament) and make significant contribution, as a sports psychologist, I don’t want to rush somebody that’s talented. I would rather be patient, than deliberate and intentional.”Dr Joseph pointed out that set to play in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2019 Girls’ Under-14 Challenge Series, August 5-13 in Grenada, Trim will play a key role in the team, pointing out that “it will be her time to shine”.“So not making the U-20 is not a snub on her skill. It’s more really me as head coach of the senior women’s programme, being intentional on how we expose her to football, to make sure she comes and shines, not just technically but physically as well,” said Dr Joseph.last_img read more

LBA 2017 Takes Centre Stage in Lagos

first_imgThe 2017 League Bloggers Awards (LBA) end-of-season ceremony is expected to parade the most outstanding performers from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NNL), the Nigeria National League (NNL) and the Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL) when it holds at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos next Tuesday week.Coaches, clubs and players will vie for recognition in 12 categories at this year’s LBA.The 13th category of the award which is the top goalscorer in the Nigeria top-flight, the NPFL, has already been decided. Lobi Stars forward Anthony Okpotu scored 19 goals last season, one more than MFMFC’s Stephen Odey now with Swiss club FC Zurich, to emerge top scorer.Top among the highlights of the award night will be the prestigious Player of the Season which recognises the best player in the NPFL in the past campaign. Odey, Okpotu, Alhassan Ibrahim and Plateau United defender Daniel Itodo are the shortlists for the NPFL Player of the Season.This year, the LBA has added two new category to cater for the women’s league and the second tier, the NNL. The awards will recognise the best players in the women’s championship and the NNL.Amarachi Okonkwo of Nasarawa Amazons, Patience Kalu of Rivers Angels, FC Robo’s Rasheedat Ajibade and Charity Reuben of Ibom Angels are the nominees for the Best NWPL Player.In the Best NNL Player category, Heartland goalkeeper Ebere Obi, Kwara United free-scoring forward Michael Ohanu, Mohammed Rabiu of Yobe Desert Stars and Bayelsa United’s Kelly Lubo are in the running.Other categories on the night include Best New Player, Best Foreigner, Best Goalkeeper, Best Defender, Best Midfielder, Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Best NPFL National Team Player and Goal of theSeasonNOMINEES FOR CATEGORIES1. BEST NEW PLAYER*Chinedu Udechukwu (Katsina United)*Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United)*Peter Eneji (Plateau United)*Oche Salefu (Remo Stars)*Wasiu Alalade (ABS FC)2. BEST FOREIGNER*Giscard Tchatto (MFM FC)*Kodjovi Dadzie (Akwa United)* Fatau Dauda (Enyimba)*Idrissa Bamba (FC Ifeanyiubah)3. BEST GOALKEEPER*Aliko Mustapha (Niger Tornadoes)*Olorunleke Ojo (Sunshine Stars/Akwa United)*Dele Ajiboye (Plateau Utd)*Suraj Ayeleso (Nasarawa Utd)4. BEST DEFENDER*Emmanuel Ariwachukwu (Akwa United)*Daniel Itodo (Plateau United)*Elisha Golbe (Plateau United)*Okorom Stanley (MFM FC)5. BEST MIDFIELDER*Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United)*Afeez Aremu (Akwa United)*Onuwa Chukwuka (MFM FC)*Batholomew Ibenegbu (Enyimba)*Samuel Matthias (Gombe United)6. CLUB OF THE YEAR*Plateau United*MFM FC*Enyimba*Akwa United7. COACH OF THE YEAR*Kennedy Boboye (Plateau Utd)*Abdu Maikaba (Akwa Utd)*Duke Udi (Sunshine Stars)*Fidelis Ilechukwu (MFM FC)8. BEST NPFL NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER*Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC Ifeanyiubah)*Osas Okoro (Rangers)*Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa Utd)*Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars)*Afeez Aremu (Akwa United)9. GOAL OF THE SEASON*Sikiri Olatunbosun (MFM v Rangers)*Shedrack Asiegbu (Abia Warriors v Plateau United)*Victor Chidume (Lobi Stars v Remo Stars)10. BEST NWPL PLAYER*Amarachi Okonkwo (Nasarawa Amazons)*Patience Kalu (Rivers Angels)*Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo)*Charity Reuben (Ibom Angels)11. BEST NNL PLAYER*Ebere Obi (Heartland)*Michael Ohanu (Kwara United)*Mohammed Rabiu (Yobe Desert Stars)*Kelly Lubo (Bayelsa United)12 HIGHEST GOAL SCORER*Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars) 19 Goals13. PLAYER OF THE SEASON* Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa Utd)*Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)*Daniel Itodo (Plateau United)*Stephen Odey (MFM FC)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Stars, Golden Knights win Game 7s to reach Western finals

first_imgLast Updated: 5th September, 2020 09:35 IST Stars, Golden Knights Win Game 7s To Reach Western Finals Joel Kiviranta completed a hat track 7:24 into overtime to give Dallas a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday in Game 7, sending the Stars to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2008 SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Joel Kiviranta completed a hat track 7:24 into overtime to give Dallas a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday in Game 7, sending the Stars to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2008.Kiviranta moved away from the crease just before his quick shot on a pass from Andrej Sekera from behind the net. Kiviranta was playing only his third postseason game, on the ice for the series finale with Andrew Cogliano unfit to play, after the 24-year-old forward scored once in 11 regular-season games.It was only the seventh Game 7 hat trick in NHL history, and the first since Wayne Gretzky for the Los Angeles Kings in the 1993 conference finals.Dallas will play Sunday night against Vegas, a 3-0 winner over Vancouver in a Game 7 later at Rogers Place. There had never been an NHL Game 7 played at a neutral site before the two games.The Avalanche, who also lost in Game 7 of last season’s conference semis, were trying to get to their first conference final since 2002, and forced Game 7 after being down 3-1.Alexander Radulov scored two goals for Dallas, tying it at 3 with 8:32 left. That was only a couple of minutes after Radulov came out of the penalty box for an interference penalty.But in a series when the two teams combined for 57 goals, and were tied four times in the finale, they scored 10 seconds apart late in regulation. Colorado had a 4-3 lead with 3:40 left in regulation after Vladislav Namestnikov scored his second goal of the game. But 10 seconds later, Kiviranta scored his second goal.Stars goalie Anton Khudobin made 40 saves.Nazeem Kadri had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche. They played without captain Gabriel Landeskog (unfit to play) and didn’t get a point from scoring wizard Nathan MacKinnon for the first time in 15 games this postseason.GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3, CANUCKS 0Shea Theodore finally solved Thatcher Demko with 6:08 remaining in the third period and Vegas edged Vancouver Canucks 3-0 in Game 7 of their second-round series.Theodore’s goal was the first in 138:40 for the Golden Knights against Demko, the rookie who had brought Vancouver back from a 3-1 deficit in the series and held off Vegas for most of this game, too. Then Theodore scored a power-play goal on a wrist shot from the blue line that slipped through traffic and past Demko, who had made 98 consecutive saves.Alex Tuch and Paul Stastny added empty-net goals.Vegas outshot the Canucks 36-14 in the game and 127-55 over the final three. It was barely enough. The Golden Knights will face Dallas for a berth in the Stanley Cup final.Robin Lehner had his third shutout of the series, and his sensational glove save on Brock Boeser in the second period kept the game scoreless.Image credits: AP LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 5th September, 2020 09:35 IST Written By FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Done Deal: Douglas Costa Officially Joins Juventus From Bayern Munich

first_img“We had serious and constructive talks with Juventus’ representatives. All of FC Bayern’s financial demands have been met,” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge declared.“I’d like to thank Douglas for his performances. After two successful years and four titles, it was his big wish to take on a new challenge,” Brazilian forward, Douglas Costa has signed a one-year loan deal with Juventus with the options of a permanent move worth €47m.A statement on Juventus official website stated: “Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that the agreement with FC Bayern München AG for the temporary acquisition, until 30 June 2018, of the registration rights of the player Douglas Costa de Souza has been finalised for a consideration of € 6 million to be paid within seven days of the FIGC registration execution.”“The agreement also provides Juventus the option right, to be exercised before 30 June 2018, for the definitive acquisition of the player at a price of € 40 million to be paid in two financial years. The consideration may increase of € 1 million on achieving given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract.”The 26-year-old moved to Bayern in 2015 from Shakhtar Donetsk, scoring 14 goals and providing 27 assists in his two years spell at the Allianz Arena. Costa also won two German championship titles, the DFB Cup and the DFL Supercup. “We granted his request, and we wish him and his family all the best for the future in Italy.”RelatedJuventus Sign Joao Cancelo From ValenciaJune 28, 2018In “Europe”Aaron Ramsey in Talks with Five Top European ClubsDecember 31, 2018In “England”Five Players To Historically Play For Bayern Munich And JuventusJuly 31, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more