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Bernardino warns of generational conflict from ageing population

first_imgBut Bernardino went on to stress that the authority’s job was not to replace existing national regulators.“Our job is to promote consistency, to promote convergence,” he said.Significantly, the issue of funding of EIOPA came up.At present the formula is 40% coming from the European Commission, and 60% from member states.“This is definitely not optimal,” said Bernardino.As an EU body, the chairman said he would prefer for 100% of EIOPA’s funding to come directly from the EU.Previous discussions on funding have also seen suggestions from Bernardino and the European Parliament that a levy on the insurance and occupational pensions sector itself could provide financing for the authority – a move the UK’s National Association of Pension Funds previously admitted would be “difficult to resist”.Bernardino also rejected complaints about the proposed holistic balance sheet (HBS), saying: “The HBS is the correct way to achieve a common basis across the EU.” He invited participation in EIOPA’s stakeholder group selection process.Supporting the work of the groups warmly, Bernardino observed: “It is not by hiding things we shall increase trust.” Europe’s ageing population could lead to a generational conflict, the chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has warned.The risk was mentioned by Gabriel Bernardino as he outlined the challenges facing the Continental pensions industry, and defended the role played by EIOPA to attendees at the PensionsEurope conference in Brussels.  “Of course we are an independent body,” he said. “Our main objective is to promote convergence of supervisory and consistency practice across Europe.”He said it was very important to have a body that could promote these needs, to the entire sector, covering both insurance and occupational pensions.last_img read more

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Duke basketball 2019-20: 3 questions the Blue Devils need to answer

first_img Big 12/SEC Challenge 2020 tipoff times: UK at Texas Tech, Tennessee at KU top Jan. 25 slate But how do the Blue Devils want to get their guys in the right spot? Getting out and running in transition is a given with the Blue Devils’ personnel, and coach Mike Krzyzewski is the perfect guy to figure out how the pieces fit together. Nevertheless, every college team has problems to solve before it can contend for a national championship, and Duke has plenty of its own.Here are three questions the Blue Devils need to answer in 2019-20:Where do they get their shooting?It’s no secret Duke was horrendous from beyond the arc last season. It shot just 30.8% from range, which is the worst mark in the school’s history. At least since the NCAA introduced the stat in 1987. Related News On the bright side, the Blue Devils had one of college basketball’s most efficient players in Zion Williamson, who made 68% of his attempts from the field. Vernon Carey is an elite prospect, but it’s unlikely he can replicate Williamson’s 22.6 points per game while shooting at such a high clip. If he could, that would certainly help floor spacing.Duke’s most notable returner is Tre Jones, who shot 26.2% from deep in 2018-19. He is one the nation’s best on-ball defenders, but teams clearly keyed in on his inability to knock down shots from the outside.The Blue Devils added two uber athletic wings in freshmen Cassius Stanley and Wendell Moore, but neither is known for shooting prowess. However their other top-flight first-year recruit Matthew Hurt is heralded as an elite shooter at 6-8. Junior guard Alex O’Connell can also give Duke hope though.Players often improve over the offseason, but this seems like a glaring weakness right now.Who should pair with Jones in the backcourt?There are really three possible answers to this question. The options are Stanley, Moore and O’Connell.Stanley is probably lowest on the totem pole at this point. He’s mostly labeled as a ridiculously explosive wing with a high ceiling. He could blow by expectations like Williamson did, but that would be very surprising. It really might come down to him developing a reliable midrange jumper at the least, or maybe improving as an aggressive slasher.Moore is long at 6-6 and is a huge plus on defense with his 6-11 wingspan. He’s also been known to initiate offenses as a ball handler. Alongside Jones, the two could form one of the better defensive backcourts in basketball. But again, lack of shooting will be huge for this team.Then there’s O’Connell, a career 41.6% career shooter from deep who can defend multiple positions and score from all three levels. He wasn’t a highly touted recruit like the other choices and might not have as high of a ceiling, but he’s played meaningful basketball with a great team and has experience partnering with Jones.It’ll be interesting to see what the final decision is here.What’s the focal point of the offense?Last year’s team capitalized on Barrett’s 6-7 frame and utilized him as a playmaker and aggressive driver. When that didn’t work, they could throw it in to Williamson and play bully ball. Will either of those work this time around?The latter might be a possibility, if 6-10, 275-pound Carey is crazy productive on the block. But he’d have to be historically good to live up to the production from 2018-19. Jones isn’t aggressive often and certainly isn’t much of a risk taker. His strength lies in that he makes use of his basketball IQ to make the most sensible play — often by finding shooters in ideal matchups.Duke’s most versatile offensive threat seems to me Hurt, if his skillset and confidence transfers, so it’s not outlandish to think he could be the top scorer on the team. Duke basketball will look very different this year, as it saw Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish selected as lottery picks in the 2019 NBA Draft. But this is nothing new.The Blue Devils have become accustomed to working around their high turnover rate to field competitive teams every year, as they always recruit elite blue chip talent.last_img read more

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Caldwell adds burden to Central of Burden 59-14

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A computer at the Topeka Capital-Journal said Central was the favorite to beat Caldwell by 18 points. Well that computer only got it wrong by 63 points.Caldwell completely destroyed Central Burden 59-14 getting the mercy rule by the fourth quarter.Caldwell opened with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Darin Ward to Sam Wencel. And then Central scored on a Lucas McMichael 5-yard touchdown run. Its two-point conversion gave it a temporary 8-6 lead. Temporary is a very accurate description.From that point forward it was a Bluejay blitz. Caldwell would score nine touchdowns thereafter.In the end, Caldwell had 269 yards rushing and 51 yards passing. Darin Ward led all rushers with 140 yards with two touchdowns.The complete stats are as follows: Central Burden @ Caldwell Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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KDOT to start surveying section of K-55 Highway in Sumner County

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Starting around Tuesday, December 16, and continuing for six weeks, the Kansas Department of Transportation will have a field survey team surveying a section of K-55 Highway in Sumner County.  The survey area will include the section of K-55 highway 3000 feet east and west of the K-55 bridge over the Arkansas River. The purpose of the survey is to gather information necessary to create detailed designs for future highway improvements.Rob Selley, P.S., Field Survey Project Manager, will be in charge of this survey for KDOT.  A member of the survey crew will contact landowners and/or tenants for permission to enter private property.  Survey activities will include the use of survey equipment on the ground to determine locations on existing features within the survey corridor.People with questions about the survey can contact Martin Miller, KDOT South Central Public Affairs Manager, at (620) 663-3361 or toll free at 1-877-550-5368.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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England snatch victory in Women’s Home Internationals

first_img18 Sep 2014 England snatch victory in Women’s Home Internationals England snatched victory by the tiny margin of a half point at the end of a thrilling last day’s play in the Women’s Home Internationals at Aberdovey, Wales.England beat Wales, the hosts and defending champion, 6½-2½ on the third and final day’s play, while Ireland defeated Scotland by the same score. The results created a three-way tie between England, Ireland and Wales, who had each won two matches during the tournament – and a countback of game points won was required to settle the destination of the trophy.England triumphed with 16½ points, followed by Ireland on 16 and Wales on 14½. “For while we thought we’d lost by half a point,” said the delighted England captain, Chris Pascall. “But then I went into the championship office and they said ‘Congratulations!“It has been the most exciting day’s golf and the play has been just fantastic with some quite stunning shots. The standard in the other match between Scotland and Ireland was equally as good.”The result means England – with five new caps in the team – has done a double in the Home Internationals so far, winning both the girls’ and ladies’ titles. A victory by the senior team – who are already European champions – in their international matches at the end of the month would complete the set.This is also England’s third win in the Women’s Home Internationals in four years and the team includes two members of the successful 2012 side: Gabriella Cowley and Alex Peters.In the final day’s match, England got ahead in the foursomes, thanks to the pairings of Hollie Muse and Gemma Clews, and Sarah-Jane Boyd and Bethan Popel. Then, they dug very deep to take 4½ points from the singles. They were unbeaten in the afternoon but the halved matches, in particular, were gritty affairs and crucial to the overall outcome.India Clyburn, for example, was tested as her opponent birdied three of the closing holes but held her nerve admirably to hole a 12-footer on the 18th to halve her game. Gemma Clews was three down after seven, but didn’t lose another hole and gradually clawed back the deficit to finish all squareIn the other matches, Gabriella Cowley was four up with five to play when her opponent started a charge back with an eagle. But the England player held tight and won the 17th to close out the match. Alice Hewson was never behind in her match and Hollie Muse trailed only once, on the second, as they both played their way to wins. Sarah-Jane Boyd led throughout her match until her opponent won the last hole for a half – but the Welsh player could not deny England their overall victory.The England team included five players who were making their debut at this level: Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest), India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) and Bethan Popel (Long Ashton). The established internationals were: Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro), Gabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor) and Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’).England results v WalesFoursomesAlexandra Peters & India Clyburn lost to Chloe Williams & Becky Harries 2 downHollie Muse & Gemma Clews beat Lauren Hillier & Rachel Lewis 4/2Sarah-Jane Boyd & Bethan Popel beat Samantha Birks & Jess Evans 3/2SinglesGabriella Cowley beat Williams 3/1Muse beat Birks 3/1Clyburn halved with HillierClews halved with EvansAlice Hewson beat Megan Lockett 4/3Boyd halved with HarriesCaption (image © LGU): Chris Pascall (captain, centre) is surrounded by (from left) Gemma Clews, Bethan Popel, Alex Peters, Gabriella Cowley, Sarah-Jane Boyd, Steve Robinson (England coach) India Clyburn and Hollie Muse.19th September 2014England women return to winning formEngland returned to form in the Women’s Home Internationals at Aberdovey, Wales, when they beat Scotland 7-2 on the second day of the tournament.It was a reversal of fortunes from the previous day, when the team lost to Wales and England captain Chris Pascall commented: “They played great golf today.”England enjoyed a clean sweep of the morning foursomes – with Hollie Muse (image © Leaderboard Photography) playing the most spectacular shot of the day when she holed-in-one on the third. Hollie and her partner Gemma Clews won on the 14th.The other successful pairing were Alex Peters and India Clyburn, and Sarah-Jane Boyd and Bethan  Popel.Curtis Cup player Gabriella Cowley kept the morning’s momentum going when she won the lead singles match on the 13th. Bethan Popel, Alice Hewson and Sarah-Jane Boyd followed her with a series of good wins.In the day’s other match Wales, the defending champions, beat Ireland 5½-3½.FoursomesAlex Peters (Notts Ladies’) & India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) beat Hannah Mccook & Tara MacTaggart 3/2Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) & Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) beat Megan Briggs & Kimberley Beveridge 5/4Sarah-Jane Boyd(Truro) & Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) beat Louise MacGregor & Kate McIntosh 5/3SinglesGabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor) beat Gabrielle Macdonald 6/5Clyburn lost to Megan Briggs 3/1Peters lost to Hannah Mccook 1 downPopel beat Jordana Graham 2/1Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) beat McIntosh 3/2Boyd beat MacTaggart 5/318th September 2014Tough start for England at Women’s Home InternationalsEngland made a disappointing start to the Women’s Home Internationals at Aberdovey in Wales, when they lost 6-3 to Ireland on the opening day of the tournament.In the day’s other match Wales, the defending champions, beat Scotland 6½-2½.The matches were played in stiff winds which proved testing.  However English girls’ champion India Clyburn and 14-year-old Hollie Muse (image © Leaderboard Photography) made an impressive debut at this level, both contributing 1½ points to the scoreline.India paired up with former English champion Sarah-Jane Boyd to win her singles and managed to halve her singles, despite being three down at the turn.Hollie halved her foursomes with fellow debutante, Gemma Clews, and then won her singles, with the help of three birdies on the back nine.ResultsFoursomesSarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) & India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) beat Amy Farrell & Chloe Ryan 2/1Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) & Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) halved with Paula Grant & Olivia MehaffeyAlex Peters (Notts Ladies’) & Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) lost to Mary Doyle & Maria Dunne     3/1SinglesPeters lost to Dunne 3/1Clyburn halved with RyanGabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor) lost to Doyle 1 downMuse beat Mehaffey 2/1Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) lost to Jean O’Driscoll     2&1Clews lost to Grant 1 downlast_img read more

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