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European Commission to push ahead with revised IORP Directive

first_imgIn the draft work programme’s preamble, the Commission noted that the European Fund for Strategic Investments would only form part of the €300bn investment programme, with the use of “innovative” financial instruments key.It also identified the completion of the “significant overhaul” of financial regulation in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis as a major area of its work.“The financial regulatory framework,” it added, “will be further strengthened by a proposal dealing with crisis management and resolution of non-bank systemic entities.”Jonathan Hill, commissioner for financial services, previously told a parliamentary hearing he would like to publish a proposal tackling the risk of clearing house bankruptcy early next year.The draft further identified 80 proposals that would either be withdrawn or modified, many of which are directives and regulation that have stalled due to lack of support from member states.Despite being listed as “under review” in a November letter from Juncker and Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans, the IORP Directive was not among the 80 proposals to be abandoned or substantially modified.Hill told journalists in Brussels earlier this week it would be “odd” to withdraw the revised IORP Directive now, when the Council of the EU had, under the Italian presidency, agreed a number of changes over the course of four compromise drafts.The Council most recently finalised its negotiating mandate with the European Parliament, although no MEP has been appointed as rapporteur to oversee its passage through the chamber. Dave Roberts, senior consultant at Towers Watson in the UK, noted that the withdrawal of the revised IORP Directive so soon after Michel Barnier published it risked being perceived as “openly critical” of the former commissioner’s work.Roberts also noted the problems that could have arisen due to the commissioners currently involved.“Given that Mr Timmermans is Dutch and that the Commissioner now in charge of IORP II, Jonathan Hill, is from the UK, withdrawing the Directive could lead to accusations of national bias – with the Netherlands and UK leading antagonists of IORP II,” he said. The European Commission is set to push ahead with the revised IORP Directive, with the legislation not among the dozens of proposals earmarked for withdrawal in a draft of the executive’s work programme.The 2015 Work Programme, set to be published on 16 December, outlines president Jean-Claude Juncker’s priorities for the coming year and highlights the launch of the Commission’s €300bn investment plan, among other measures to stimulate growth.The undated draft of the work programme seen by IPE is likely to have been circulated at a meeting of Commission vice-presidents earlier this week.It listed the action plan on the Capital Markets Union and a framework to wind up systemically important financial institutions, such as clearing houses, as two of the new measures the Commission would prioritise in 2015.last_img read more

Las Vegas rolls out red carpet for Duel In The Desert

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – The biggest IMCA event of the season west of the Mississippi is on the sched­ule Nov. 11-14 when Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the 18th annual Duel In The Desert.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds run for $7,777 to win and a minimum of $777 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event Saturday night on the half-mile Dirt Track. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods chase a $1,777 top check that evening.Modified qualifying features pay $777 to win and SportMod qualifiers pay $500 to win on Thurs­day and Friday.“A Duel record 330 drivers competed at Las Vegas last year and it appears we’ll be at or above that number in 2015,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “The locale, the venue, the racing and the purse all combine to make the Duel In The Desert the largest IMCA event on the West Coast.”In addition to Nevada, Modified pre-entries have already been received from drivers who will travel from Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kan­sas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.Northern SportMod entries are in hand from Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Wisconsin and Wyoming.Early entry fees of $200 for Modifieds and $150 for Northern SportMods must be paid by Nov. 3. Entry fees after that date are $250 for the Modifieds and $200 for SportMods.Weekend pit passes are $100. Pit spots in the first three rows must be reserved; all other pit area parking is free.Pit parking for pre-registered drivers is from noon-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Pit gates open again for all drivers at 9 a.m. the next morning and practice begins at 4 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m.Heat races, “B” features and qualifying features are on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12 and 13 cards.Last-chance races and both Modified Young Guns and Legends features precede Saturday’s main events. The SportMod feature is 25 laps and the Modified feature is 40 laps.Tech inspection begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at 8 a.m. Thursday and at noon Friday and Satur­day.Grandstand admission on Thursday is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military personnel and $6 for kids ages 6-12. Friday and Saturday admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and $8 for kids.More information is available by calling 702 632-8213 and at the www.LVMS.com website.IMCA.TV will broadcast every lap of the Duel in the Desert on www.racefeedx.com and is title sponsor of the best looking car contest, themed Represent Your State.The Modified best looking contest winner earns $1,000, the Northern SportMod winner $500.Modified pre-entries are in hand from:Mark Abouzeid, Chico, Calif.; Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif.; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Paris Archie, Sparks; Kris Asche, Shelton, Wash.; Tim Balding, Prunedale, Calif.; Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Gord Beaumont, Charlie Lake, B.C.; Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Tanner Black, Albert, Kan.; Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; Chris Brown, Spring, Texas; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; Chris Cole, Cache, Okla.; and Ryan Daves, Bakersfield, Calif.;Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; P.J. Dyke, Jamul, Calif.; Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.; Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas; Rick Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Troy Foulger, Martinez, Calif.; Sean Fox, St. Helen’s, Ore.; Joe Frock, Reno; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.; Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.; Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; Rich Horibe, Pahrump; Raymond Ketelsen Jr., Aromas, Calif.;William Kinden, Williston, N.D.; and Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.;Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; Brian Levander, Grand Island, Neb.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; William McGuire, Belton, Texas; Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas; Matt Micheli, Live Oak, Calif.; Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; Joey Moriarty, Glendale, Ariz.; Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; Mitchell Niemi, Lakeside, Calif.; Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; Jeff Olschowka, Quincy, Calif.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Tom Purcell, Carson City; and Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.;Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Dusty Safley, Price, Utah; Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, Calif.; Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; Johnny Sheets, Gatesville, Texas; Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.; Steve Simpson, Kingman, Ariz.; Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa; Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Stephen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.; R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif.; Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; and Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear Lake, Calif.Northern SportMod drivers pre-entered for the Duel now include:Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; Cecil James, Bakersfield, Calif.; Brian Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; Todd Cooper. Yuba City, Calif.; Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bill Ferguson, Norwood, Colo.; Anthony Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Merl Fitzpatrick, Brooks, Alb.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Jason George, Laveen, Ariz.; Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif.; Jordan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.;Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M.; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; Jesse Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Garrett Jernagan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Buddy Ray Jones, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Brenda Kirby, Lomita, Calif.; Rick Kretschmann, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; Luke Krogh, Dickinson, N.D.; Greg Larson, Kindred, N.D.; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; Sean Tyson, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Jason Wiley, Batesville, Ark.last_img read more

Mrs. Jennie Dean Wentworth Brooks

first_imgMrs. Jennie Dean Wentworth Brooks, age 90, of Bennington, Indiana near Allensville entered this life on February 19, 1930 on Vernon Ridge in Switzerland County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph Allen and Lydia Ann Callis Wentworth. She was raised on Vernon Ridge and attended the Mt. Zion Church and Ebenezer United Methodist Church. On December 21, 1946, Jennie was united in marriage to Ralph E. Brooks in the Brooksburg parsonage. This happy union of 46 years was blessed with sons, Emerson and Roger and daughters, Rosalin and Wilma. She attended church with her husband at Home Church in Brooksburg. Jennie and Ralph settled on their farm in 1952 on Works Road in Ohio County. She enjoyed helping him with the farming, gardening, mowing the lawn, baking, sewing, embroidery work, reading, putting puzzles together, watching the hummingbirds and studying her Bible. Jennie was always the happiest when her family was with her and she loved hosting the annual 4th of July parties. In her later years, she enjoyed going to the Olive Branch Baptist Church near Bear Branch. She was a devoted wife, loving mom, grandma, sister and friend. Jennie died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at her home with her loving family at her side.A LOVING FAMILYJennie will be missed by her loving daughters, Rosalin “Rosy” Childress and her husband, Steve of Madison, Indiana, Wilma Tschaenn and her husband, Rick of Osgood, Indiana; her loving sons, Emerson Brooks and his wife, Sheila of North Vernon, Indiana, Roger Brooks and his wife, Becky of Bennington, Indiana; her loving grandchildren, Anthony Bailey (Amy), Travis Tschaenn (Krista), David Brooks, Stacy Brooks, Amber Brooks Redicker (Russell), Heather Childress Chism (Kirk), Brook Childress Bailey (Darin), Jared Childress (Nicole), Amanda Hobson (T.J.), Ashley Barnes (Ryan), and Jeremiah Smith (Haley); her great grandchildren, Kylee, Lauren, Brooklyn, Emma, Abby, Riley, Evan, Karsyn, Jack, Torrance, Zuzu, Savanah, Blake, Shay, Paige, Tori, Parker, Jack, Charlotte, Chelsea, Calvin (Chasity), Coleton, Clay, Rebekah (Stephen), Lily, Eva, Noah, Luke, RaeLynn, CharLee and Gracie is expected to arrive soon; her great-great-grandchildren, Seth Michael and Casen expected to arrive soon; her brother, Clarence Wentworth of New Albany, Indiana; her brother-in-law, Bob Griswold and his wife, Betty of Bennington, Indiana; her sisters-in-law, Patricia Wentworth of Sellersburg, Indiana, Sue Wentworth of Kewanee, Indiana; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Allen Wentworth, died September 17, 1986, her mother, Lydia Ann Callis Wentworth, died February 3, 1991, her beloved husband of 46 years, Ralph E. Brooks, died September 8, 1992, her brothers, Rev. Melvin Wentworth, died December 30, 1998, J. Eugene Wentworth, died May 9, 2019, Charles Wentworth, died July 10, 1928, her sisters, Helena “Babe” McKay, died May 5, 1986, Rosemary Griswold, died August 14, 1992, Nelgene Bolton, died October 23, 1995, and Hilda Meriweather, died September 16, 2013, her granddaughter, Stacy Brooks, died March 19, 1998; her great-grandson, John Asher Barnes, died November 19, 2018.UPDATED FUNERAL CEREMONY INFORMATIONFuneral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Kerry Wentworth at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, 800 East Main Street in Vevay, Indiana.UPDATED VISITATION INFORMATIONFriends and family may visit on Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.NOTICEDue to the Covid-19 Pandemic, current restrictions will be followed.MEMORIAL EXPRESSIONSMemorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.comlast_img read more

Lowell Thomas ‘Junior’ Coggins, 80, Oxford: Feb. 6, 1936 – May 31, 2016

first_imgLowell CogginsLowell Thomas “Junior” Coggins, 80, died May 31, 2016 at his home in Oxford surrounded by his loving family.Graveside services will be held at the Oxford Cemetery on Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m. No visitation is scheduled. Memorial contributions for Lowell can be made out to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left in care of Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.Lowell Thomas “Junior” Coggins was born on February 6, 1936 in Cowley County to proud parents Thomas Lowell and Agnes (Dennett) Coggins. Lowell graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1953, after graduating he joined the National Guard and served from 1953-1956. On December 27, 1970 in Miami, Okla. Lowell was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marrietta (Whaley). Lowell loved staying busy, he was a hard worker and after spending 15 years in South Texas in the seafood industry, he worked in a variety of trades such as: maintenance for schools in the area, the Shangri La, Okla. golf course, the oilfields, and for Skyline Corporation. When he wasn’t working Lowell like to play Texas Hold ‘em, he enjoyed being a member of the Arkansas City American Legion Post #18, and he loved to fish. But most of all he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Survivors include: wife, Marrietta Coggins of the home; children: Debbie Davidson and husband Mike, Tammie Pingsterhaus and husband Kevin, Suzie Lauderdale and husband Daniel, Patsy Bowen, Walter Wood and wife Wanetta; sister Barbara Branson; 14 grandchildren and an abundance of great-grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings, and daughter Dana Jean.last_img read more