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Matthew Perry, Judith Light & More Set for MCC Theater’s 2016-17 Season

first_imgJennifer Mudge and Matthew Perry in ‘The End of Longing'(Photo: Helen Maybanks) MCC Theater has announced its 2016-17 season. The off-Broadway lineup includes a reworked version of Matthew Perry’s The End of Longing, which previously premiered in London, and a one-woman show by Neil LaBute starring Judith Light.The season kicks off on September 6 with LaBute’s new play All the Ways to Say I Love You with Light center stage. Leigh Silverman will direct the show, which follows a high school English teacher and guidance counselor as she recalls her experiences with a former student. Performances will run through October 9.Next up is Ride the Cyclone, a musical by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell. The show played the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in November and follows a group of high school chorus members involved in a fatal roller coaster accident. Performances will run from November 3 through December 18; Rachel Rockwell will direct.Following a run at the Royal Court Theater in London, Anna Jordon’s Yen will make its New York premiere beginning February 2, 2017. The play, directed by Trip Cullman, follows two brothers whose solitary lives are disrupted when their neighbor takes an interest in their dog (named Taliban). It is scheduled to run through March 12.The season concludes with Perry’s The End of Longing, running from May 18, 2017 through June 24. The Friends alum will also reprise his performance in the show, which follows four people in a Los Angeles bar whose lives become irreversibly entwined after one raucous night. The Lindsay Posner-helmed production ends its West End run this week on May 14.Additional casting for the four productions will be announced at a later time. The End of Longing View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 1, 2017last_img read more

Extension Academy

first_imgAs students head back to school this autumn, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and specialists will be heading back to class as well.Seventeen agents and specialists have been selected for the 2019-2020 UGA Extension Academy for Professional Excellence, an internal leadership development program.The program is designed to teach leadership skills to early- and mid-career UGA county Extension agents, state specialists, and personnel from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Ultimately, the training is an effort toward fulfilling UGA Extension’s mission of helping Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent, and environmentally responsible individuals.”Programs such as Extension Academy allow us to prepare the next generation of leadership within our organization,” said Lauren Griffeth, UGA Extension leadership specialist and organizer of the academy. “We hope that participants graduate from this experience feeling engaged, empowered and equipped to better serve UGA Extension.”In September, the newest cohort of Extension Academy participants will gather in Athens, Georgia, for the first of three leadership institutes. Each three-day institute will offer intensive personal and professional development training facilitated by the CAES Office of Learning and Organizational Development.Clark MacAllister, an Extension Academy graduate who serves as county Extension coordinator and agriculture and natural resources agent in Dawson and Lumpkin counties, said his time in Extension Academy made him a more productive and confident leader.“Extension Academy helped expand my leadership capability by allowing me to examine my behaviors and how I react to different scenarios,” MacAllister said. “By better understanding my own leadership style, I have strengthened my relationships with coworkers and members of my community.”This year’s Extension Academy participants are:Audra Armour, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Wilkes CountyJoel Burnsed, county Extension coordinator and agriculture and natural resources agent, Walton CountyChelsey Davis, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Lumpkin CountyAngie Daughtry, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Candler CountyLauren Dye, 4-H agent, Elbert CountyBecky Griffin, community and school garden coordinator, Georgia Center for Urban AgricultureBrennan Jackson, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Jones CountyCarole Knight, agriculture and natural resources agent, Bulloch CountyBrittani Lee, 4-H agent, Cobb CountyLisa Pollock, 4-H agent, Grady CountyWes Porter, state specialist for irrigation, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, UGA Tifton CampusBrittany Teets, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Rockdale CountyKeishon Thomas, family and consumer sciences agent, Bibb CountyKim Toal, agriculture and natural resources agent, Fayette CountyTy Torrance, agriculture and natural resources agent, Grady CountyAshley Witcher, county Extension coordinator and 4-H agent, Cherokee CountyFor more information on UGA Extension’s impact in Georgia, visit extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters clears regulatory hurdle to buy Diedrich

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc today announced that the Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation concerning GMCR’s tender offer for Diedrich Coffee, Inc. With this closure, all necessary approvals of the tender offer under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 have been obtained. The tender offer is scheduled to expire at midnight, New York City time, on Monday, May 10, 2010, and is not expected to be extended further.The Board of Directors of Diedrich Coffee has recommended that Diedrich Coffee stockholders tender their shares into the tender offer. Questions and requests for assistance regarding the tender offer may be directed to the Information Agent for the offer, Okapi Partners LLC, toll-free at (877) 274-8654.BofA Merrill Lynch is serving as financial advisor to GMCR on this transaction and Ropes & Gray LLP is serving as its legal advisor.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR’s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Tully’s Coffee®, Green Mountain Coffee®, Newman’s Own® Organics coffee and Timothy’s World Coffee®. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee and Timothy’s. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.gmcr.com(link is external) for more information.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its web site, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. GMCR encourages investors to consult this section of its web site regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to GMCR’s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.Forward-looking statementsCertain statements contained herein, including GMCR’s intention to complete the proposed acquisition, are not based on historical fact and are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. The “safe harbor” set forth in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, does not apply to forward-looking statements made in connection with a tender offer. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “feel,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” “would,” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Owing to the uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual events or results could differ materially from those stated herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impact on sales and profitability of consumer sentiment in this difficult economic environment, GMCR’s success in efficiently expanding operations and capacity to meet growth, GMCR’s success in efficiently and effectively integrating Tully’s and Timothy’s wholesale operations and capacity into its Specialty Coffee business unit, GMCR’s success in introducing new product offerings, the ability of lenders to honor their commitments under GMCR’s credit facility, competition and other business conditions in the coffee industry and food industry in general, fluctuations in availability and cost of high-quality green coffee, any other increases in costs including fuel, Keurig’s ability to continue to grow and build profits with its roaster partners in the At Home and Away from Home businesses, the impact of the loss of major customers for GMCR or reduction in the volume of purchases by major customers, delays in the timing of adding new locations with existing customers, GMCR’s level of success in continuing to attract new customers, sales mix variances, weather and special or unusual events, as well as other risks described more fully in GMCR’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Forward-looking statements reflect management’s expectations as of the date of this press release, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. GMCR does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in its regular, quarterly earnings releases.Additional InformationThis press release is neither an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, any securities. The tender offer to purchase shares of Diedrich Coffee common stock referenced in this press release has been made pursuant to a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, containing an offer to purchase, a form of letter of transmittal and other documents relating to the tender offer (the “Tender Offer Statement”), which GMCR and Purchaser filed with the SEC and first mailed to Diedrich Coffee stockholders on December 11, 2009. Security holders of Diedrich Coffee are advised to read the Tender Offer Statement, because it contains important information about the tender offer. Investors and security holders of Diedrich Coffee also are advised that they may obtain free copies of the Tender Offer Statement and other documents filed by GMCR with the SEC on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov(link is external). In addition, free copies of the Tender Offer Statement and related materials may be obtained from GMCR by written request to: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., Attention: General Counsel, 33 Coffee Lane, Waterbury, Vermont 05676.Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–5.10.2010last_img read more

Ninth annual Vermont Employee Ownership conference June 10 in Burlington

first_imgThe Ninth Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference will take place on June 10, 2011, at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. The full-day conference will feature 19 workshops from introductory sessions for those exploring the idea of employee ownership to technical sessions designed for those in established employee-owned companies. Sessions include:   ·         An introduction to employee ownership·         Leadership in Employee-Owned Companies·         Forming a worker cooperative: Start-Ups and Conversions·          Avoiding ESOP Problems and Pitfalls·         Basics of business valuation·         Healthcare, Wellness and Safety in Employee-Owned CompaniesThe conference is designed for business owners and employees interested in bringing employee ownership to their companies; members of existing employee-owned businesses; economic development professionals; bankers, accountants, attorneys and financial planners; and anyone interested in employee participation or sustainable business models.This year’s opening plenary will feature the stories of some of the latest companies in Vermont to choose employee ownership, including Vermont Aerospace, a manufacturing business based in Lyndonville that recently become 100% employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and PT360, a new physical therapy practice that is organized as a worker cooperative. We’ll hear what led company leaders to choose employee ownership, and what differences they expect it to make to their way of doing business. The event brings together some of the most sought-after expert professional advisors and consultants from around the country. It also draws dozens of representatives from Vermont’s employee-owned companies. Attendees will learn how those companies made the transition to employee ownership and navigated the challenges along the way.Full conference details and online registration are available at www.veoc.org(link is external). For more information, call 802-861-6611 or email info@veoc.org(link sends e-mail).  About the VEOCThe Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering employee ownership. The Center’s goals are to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain local ownership of businesses and the jobs they support, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities. VEOC works directly with owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start a company with broadly-shared ownership. For more information, visit www.veoc.org(link is external).last_img read more

The Lošinj regatta pasara sailed through Ljubljana

first_imgThe rich maritime heritage of Lošinj, with an emphasis on the recent Mercedes-Benz Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj, was presented in Ljubljana on March 15, 2018 with the presentation “Spring in the sign of cycling on Lošinj”.In the vicinity of Makalonca, located in the very center of Ljubljana, on the river Ljubljanica, a presentation was held on the destination offer of the island of vitality and the upcoming world cycling competition. As they point out from the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, thanks to the excellent cooperation of the Slovenian MTB Trbovlje and local Lošinj stakeholders, including the City and the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, a unique extreme bicycle race Mercedes – Benz Mountain Bike World will be held on Lošinj from 19 to 22 April 2018. Cup Lošinj. Thus, three hundred competitors from countries around the world will compete in an extreme unique cycling race – this is the first case of competition in the World Cup through the urban area of ​​Veli Lošinj, with the goal on the coast.By the way, we know very well that Slovenians are among the most numerous guests in Croatia, and the reason why this promotion took place in Slovenia is the fact that Lošinj is the island with the most Slovenian guests, who achieved a record number of overnight stays and arrivals last year. The director of the Mercedes-Benz Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj and a member of MTB Trbovlje, Sebastjan Zmrzljak, praised the cooperation between the Slovenian MTB Trbovlje and the Croatian club AK Lošinj. “We expected a lot of organizational work, but the World Cup will certainly be something special for the people of Lošinj as well as for the competitors, considering that an extremely technically demanding track awaits them. According to previous information, we can expect a large number of Slovenian competitors. The biggest websites that represent cycling are interested in announcing this event precisely because of the uniqueness of the race and the very conclusion of the track, which is controversial for some because it is on the waterfront, which is the first time in the World Cup. World champions Loic Bruni, Miranda Miller and others have already trained on the track. ”  Zmrzljak pointed out.In addition to an interesting sports offer, Lošinj can also offer its visitors a rich maritime heritage displayed through a year-round museum and festival offer. Nevertheless, Lošinj was the only place on the eastern Adriatic where sailing boats for regattas were specially built, which were also used for excursions and fishing. From these pasara, the national class of L-5 sailboats was created, designed by Anton Martinolić from Lošinj. Precisely on the basis of old photographs showing regattas of pasara in the port of Malološinj, two Lošinj regatta pasara were made according to the original designs. As part of the presentation, the famous Lošinj regatta pasara sailed down the Ljubljanica and introduced all spectators and passers-by to the Lošinj maritime world.       The director of the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj, Dalibor Cvitković, commented on the excellent cooperation between the Croatian National Tourist Board in Slovenia and the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board. “For years, Slovenian guests have been the most frequent visitors to the island of Lošinj. They are especially important in the periods before and after the season because they record the largest number of arrivals, precisely because of the offer that Lošinj offers them in those periods. 26% is the share of Slovenian guests in overnight stays, and last year there was an increase in overnight stays and arrivals from the Slovenian market. We would like it to stay that way, that is, for that data to increase this year. We hope for a good response in the coming period, given the prepared events in the pre-season on the island of Lošinj. ” Cvitkovic concludes.Also, many visitors had the opportunity to taste Lošinj’s delicacies performed by top chefs Melkior Bašić and Zlatko Belužić and with sommelier Kristijan Merkaš. The musical performance of the Lošinj klapa Čikat also contributed to the original experience.Related news:LOŠINJ HOTELS & VILLAS INTRODUCES DIRECT AIRLINES FOR LOŠINJTHE WORLD CUP IN DOWNHILL ON LOŠINJ IS AN IDEAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE ENTIRE KVARNER REGION AS A BIKE FRIENDLY DESTINATIONMALI LOŠINJ IS BUILDING A TOURIST YEAR STEP BY STEP, NOT A SEASONATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION OF TOURISTS ON LOŠINJ TOMAS 2017last_img read more

WWF: Mediterranean Sea in danger of becoming a sea of ​​plastic

first_imgThe Mediterranean is turning into a dangerous plastic trap, with record levels of microplastic pollution threatening marine species and human health, a new WWF report released today released in many countries around the world.On World Ocean Day, an alarming WWF reportExit from the plastic trap: saving the Mediterranean from plastic pollution”Points to the dramatic consequences that excessive plastic use, poor waste management and mass tourism have on one of the most visited regions in the world.Gathering the latest data and scientific evidence on the use of plastics in Europe and the many ways plastics affect marine ecosystems, the report presents a comprehensive roadmap of urgent measures that institutions, businesses and citizens must take to prevent plastic waste from reaching the sea. “The effects of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean are being felt around the world and are causing serious damage to both nature and human health. If plastic pollution increases, it will jeopardize the Mediterranean’s global reputation as a top tourist destination and source of quality fishery products, undermining local communities that depend on these sectors. The problem of plastics is also a symptom of the overall decline in the health of the Mediterranean and must serve as a call to concrete actionSaid John Tanzer, WWF International’s head of marine and ocean protection programs.Plastic products today make up 95 percent of waste floating in the Mediterranean or lying on beaches. Most plastic waste in the sea comes from Turkey and Spain, followed by Italy, Egypt and France. Due to increased tourism, the amount of marine litter increases by as much as 40 percent every summer.Large plastic parts injure, suffocate, and often kill marine animals, including protected and endangered species such as sea turtles and the Mediterranean seal. But it is precisely microplastics, smaller and more insidious, that have reached record levels of concentration of 1,25 million pieces per square kilometer in the Mediterranean, almost four times more than on the “plastic island” found in the North Pacific. By entering the food chain, fragments of microplastics endanger an increasing number of animal species, as well as humans.”In Europe, we produce a huge amount of plastic waste, most of which is sent to landfills, resulting in millions of tonnes of plastic entering the Mediterranean each year. This contaminated flow, combined with the semi-enclosed Mediterranean, has led to microplastics reaching record levels of concentration, threatening marine species and human health. We cannot allow the Mediterranean to drown in plastic. We need to act urgently and within the entire supply chain to save our sea from ubiquitous plastic”, Points out Mosor Prvan, expert associate for marine protection at WWF Adria.According to the report, delays and “holes” in plastic waste management in most Mediterranean countries are among the main causes of plastic pollution. Of the 27 million tonnes of plastic waste produced each year in Europe, only one third is recycled; half of the plastic waste in Italy, France and Spain ends up in landfills. Recycled plastics currently account for only six percent of plastic demand in Europe.WWF calls on governments, companies and individuals to adopt a series of measures to reduce plastic waste pollution in urban, coastal and marine environments in the Mediterranean and globally. These include the adoption of a legally binding international agreement on the disposal of plastic waste from the sea, supported by strong national targets for achieving 100 percent recycled and renewable plastic waste by 2030, and national bans on disposable plastic items such as bags.   “Plastic pollution is too big a problem to be solved by just one continent, one government or one industrial sector. Only by working together can we free our oceans, seas, rivers, cities and lives from unnecessary plastic “, Concluded Mosor Prvan.ATTACHMENT: WWF report “Exit from the plastic trap: saving the Mediterranean from plastic pollution”last_img read more

Investor scores Ashgrove Queenslander for $200k below suburb median

first_imgThis home at 15 Roy St, Ashgrove, sold under the hammer for a bargain price.One buyer bagged a bargain, winning this Ashgrove home at auction for well below the median price for the suburb.The No.15 Roy St home sold under the hammer for $735,000, while according to Core Logic data, the current median house price for Ashgrove is $975,000. The master bedroom has a sleepover attached.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019D’Arcy Estate Agents sales person Bonnie D’Arcy agreed that the home was a bargain compared to others in the area.“The house gave someone a really good opportunity to get into the market in the area for the price you could pay for a townhouse,” Ms D’Arcy said.“It ended up being really good value.” The bathroom has a claw foot bath.Ms D’Arcy said the owner bought the 1930s Queenslander as an investment for her son to live in, and was drawn to the opportunity the home provided for dual living.“She likes that she can have a separate area underneath for when she comes into town and can come and go as she pleases.”center_img There is traditional detail throughout the home.She attributed it to being on a small block of 410sq m, and sharing a driveway with another home.The home generated a fair bit of interest, with about 40 groups viewing the house and four registered bidders on auction day.last_img read more

Bank of England to run rule over asset managers’ liquidity strategies

first_imgThe committee also said it would work with the FCA to better understand how UK financial stability could be affected by a market correction or a reduction in market liquidity, analysing the corporate finance sector specifically.It will also assess how liquidity may have become more fragile recently, and said it would use evidence from episodes of “heightened” market volatility.“The Committee remains concerned investment allocations and pricing of some securities may presume asset sales can be performed in an environment of continuous market liquidity, although liquidity in some markets may have become more fragile” the FPC said. “Trading volumes in fixed income markets have fallen relative to market size, and this could lead to heightened volatility and undermine financial stability.”Concerns from the BoE had been raised before the latest move.In its December meeting, the FPC said the concern that market liquidity could prove illusory would contribute to disruption.In December, the FPC wrote that heightened volatility had been seen in markets often considered to have deep liquidity.“Financial markets had recovered relatively quickly, in part because longer-term asset holders had maintained their positions,” it said.“But tail events could trigger a larger and more prolonged reaction in asset prices and volatility. Some asset managers might be assuming they could sell assets quickly in the event of redemptions. If many asset managers tried to do this simultaneously, this might amplify price falls and market volatility.”Fixed income, particularly corporate bond markets, have become a source of increasing concern among institutional investors, as the lack of banks and primary dealers has left buyers with few opposite parties in times when liquidity is needed.This growing concern comes as the high-yield market saw record issuance in 2014, across both the US and euro-zone, driven by the ‘search for yield’ and changes to the legal structure of issuance.Concerns from the BoE over the risk of asset managers trying to exit a market simultaneously fall into existing work in both the US and Europe over whether asset managers or investment funds carry systemic risk to financial stability.Work is currently underway to decide whether asset managers are ‘too big to fail’, and whether capital reserves could be a potential solution.The BoE’s executive director for financial stability, Andrew Haldane, said in a speech last year that distress at an asset manager could increase friction in financial markets and liquidity.Central bank concerns over market corrections comes as ING Investment Management publishes research showing institutional investors are split over whether to prepare portfolios for a market correction.Among 226 global institutional investors, ING found 47% were positioning portfolios expecting corrections, with 47% not. The UK central bank is set to gather information from asset managers over strategies to manage liquidity, as long-term concerns over the “fragile nature” in some fixed income markets turns into action.The announcement came from the Financial Policy Committee (FPC), the Bank of England’s (BOE) team charged with monitoring the UK economy, taking action to remove systemic risks and protecting the UK financial system.In a meeting last week, the FPC agreed it would ask the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to gather information from UK-based asset managers on how they manage liquidity in investment funds in both normal and stressed conditions. The FPC said the exercise would inform a study on which markets relied on investment funds offering redemptions at short notice.last_img read more

European IORP assets up ‘significantly’ in 2015, fund numbers down

first_img“This increase was partly caused by the drop in interest rates during 2015, which increased the market value of bond portfolios,” said EIOPA, noting that the UK and the Netherlands accounted for 83% of the European occupational pensions sector.In most countries, the size of the occupational pension fund sector with respect to GDP – the penetration rate – grew in 2015 compared with 2014, according to the EIOPA report. The ratio shrank in countries such as Ireland, the Netherlands and Finland.EIOPA said the investment allocation for occupational pension funds – IORPs – had been “relatively stable” in the past three years.Total exposure to bonds stood at 47% in 2015, and equities accounted for 28%.Over a nine-year period, changes have been more substantial, however, according to EIOPA.It said there had been a decline in equities from 46% to 28% based on data for 16 countries (accounting for 97% of assets in the EEA) for the period from 2007 to 2015.“A possible explanation is the de-risking of investment portfolios in the UK,” it said.UK DB schemes’ average allocation to bonds hit 50% for the first time in the 2015-16 financial year, according to the UK’s Pension Protection Fund.It published its latest ‘Purple Book’ of DB scheme data this week, according to which private sector DB funds had an average fixed income allocation of 51.3% at the end of March.EIOPA said cover ratios for European defined benefit (DB) schemes had decreased “and remain a big concern for a number of countries”, EIOPA said.It put the average weighted cover ratio at 95% for 2015, down from 104%.The number of IORPs in Europe fell further in 2015, decreasing by 3% versus 2014, while overall active membership increased by 7%.EIOPA said the overall increase in active membership could be attributed “to a large extent to the (gradual) introduction of auto-enrolment in the UK”.The Dutch regulator has predicted that some 100 fewer pension funds will exist in the Netherlands by the end of next year due to consolidation.The information in the pension fund overview is based on feedback provided by EIOPA members, with data for 2014 provided to EIOPA “with an approximate view of the financial position of IORPs during the covered period”.The supervisory authority said several countries were in the process of collecting data and that, in some cases, 2014 figures were incomplete or based on estimates that may be subject to major revisions in the coming months.It noted that the main valuation method applied by each country varied due to differing accounting principles applied across the EU, and that data availability varied substantially, “which hampers a thorough analysis and comparison of the pension market developments between [EU] member states”. Total assets in European occupational pension funds increased “significantly” in 2015, with asset allocation remaining broadly unchanged, according to the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).The supervisory authority this week released its second half-year financial stability report for 2016, which includes a chapter capturing broad developments in the European occupational pension fund sector.Much of the report is focused on the other part of EIOPA’s remit, the insurance and re-insurance sector.It said the occupational pension fund market grew by 13.5% for the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2015 in terms of assets “owned” by the funds, and by 2.5% for the euro-zone; it did not state an absolute figure.last_img read more

Batesville 3-Way Swimming Meet Results

first_imgBatesville Girls & Boys Swimming Teams participated in a 3-Way Meet agianst Rushville and Connersville.Girls:  Connersville 55   BHS 43BHS  81  Rushville 11Lady Bulldogs are 3-2 on the season. Boys:  Connersville 56  BHS 42BHS  77  Rushville 14Bulldogs are 1-1 on the season.Varsity Event Winners: Thomas Hatcher (200 IM, 100 breast), Elizabeth Weiler (100 breast), Matt Weiler (100 fly, 100 back).JV Event Winners:  Lydia Olsen-50 free, Maggie Schwettman-100 free; Ben Schwettman-100 back, Kegan Main-100 free, 100 breast), Zach Hall-50 free. Improvements:  Hanna Cox- 100 fly, Grant Greene 50 free, Zach Hall 50 free; Thomas Hatcher 200 IM, Kegan Main 100 free (6 seconds) and 100 breast (5 seconds); Seth Parker 100 free, Sarah Poltrack 50 free, Ben Schwettman 100 free (7 seconds ) and 100 back (6 seconds); Taylor Villani (50 back), Elizabeth Weiler (100 breast), Emily Weiler (50 free), Matt Weiler (50 back).Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene.last_img read more