Guinness Peat Group (GPG) has received warning notices from the UK Pensions Regulator (TPR) relating to potential underfunding of Brunel Holdings Pension Scheme and Staveley Industries Retirement Benefits Scheme, which GPG sponsors.The warning letters – anticipated by GPG last November – set out the TPR case team’s view that it may be reasonable for the regulator’s determinations panel to issue a financial support direction (FSD) against specified targets, namely GPG and GPG (UK) Holdings in respect of the Brunel scheme, and against GPG, GPG (UK) Holdings, Staveley Services and Staveley Industries in respect of the Staveley scheme.An FSD is a direction requiring financial support to be put in place for a pension scheme.Though this does not necessarily mean a cash contribution, it would affect GPG’s plans to return surplus capital to shareholders. The strategic investment holdings group, which is listed in the UK, New Zealand and Australia and includes textile manufacturer Coats, has sold off its portfolio of global investments over recent years, raising around £700m (€834m).Half of this amount has already been paid out, through cash payments and share buybacks.Chris Healy, company secretary at GPG, said: “It is too early to be certain that any FSDs will ultimately be issued or of the quantum of any required support for the schemes.“Whether it is reasonable to issue an FSD will be independently considered by the determinations panel of TPR and, if an FSD is issued by the determinations panel, the matter may be fully reconsidered by the upper tribunal.”The GPG board is now reviewing the warning notices with its advisers. The targets will have the opportunity to make written submissions to TPR so the case team may consider whether to proceed with its submission that the determinations panel issue FSDs.Any hearing before the determinations panel is unlikely to take place earlier than the second half of this year.In the interim, GPG continues to engage constructively with the trustees of the schemes, said Healy.Meanwhile, TPR said it would not be in a position to conclude its investigation and decide whether to issue a warning notice in relation to the Coats Pension Plan before the end of 2013, but would be looking to do so as soon as practicable.
HealthLifestyle Bad news ‘stresses’ women more by: – October 11, 2012 Are women affected by the news more than men?Bad news stories, such as those about murder, seem to alter the way women respond to stressful situations, according to a small study.Women produced more stress hormones in tests if they had read negative newspaper stories.The study on 60 people, published in the journal PLoS One, showed there was no equivalent effect in men.Experts said the findings showed “fascinating” differences between the sexes.Researchers in Canada compiled newspaper clippings of negative stories, including accidents and murders, as well as neutral stories such as film premieres.Men and women read either negative or neutral stories and then did a scientific stress test. Levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, were measured throughout the study.One of the researchers, Marie-France Marin, from the University of Montreal, said: “Although the news stories alone did not increase stress levels, they did make the women more reactive, affecting their physiological responses to later stressful situations.”Men’s cortisol levels were not affected. She added: “It’s difficult to avoid the news, considering the multitude of news sources out there.“And what if all that news was bad for us? It certainly looks like that could be the case.”‘Gender puzzle’The scientists suggested that women may be naturally better at identifying threats to their children, which affects the way they respond to stress.Professor Terrie Moffitt, from the institute of psychiatry at King’s College London, said: “According to self-report studies, women say they are more ‘stress reactive’ on average than men. “This study adds fascinating new evidence of change in a stress hormone after an experimental… challenge. “Stress researchers confront a real gender puzzle: As a group, women seem more reactive to stressors, but then they go on to outlive men by quite a few years. “How do women manage to neutralise the effects of stress on their cardiovascular systems? An answer to that question would improve health for all of us.”Other experts warned that the study was small so the reported effect would need further testing. By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News 9 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweet
Joseph Paul Edens, 81 of Milan passed away September 30, 2018 at his home with his wife by his side. Joseph was born August 23, 1937 in Milan the son of Roy and Anna (Gribben) Edens. He married Delia Romero Edens and she passed June 6, 1975 and later married Sharon (Settle) Edens and she survives. Joseph served his country in the US Army. He retired from Pri-Pack in Lawrenceburg. He was a member of the Milan Wesleyan Church and former member of the Steel Workers Union.Joseph is survived by wife: Sharon of Milan; sons: Charles Danny Edens of Evansville, IN: Joseph Leroy Edens of Indianapolis; Step-son: Frank Harold Grever Jr. of Tampa, Florida; sisters: Wilma Hess of Morgantown, IN; Martha Miller of Shelbyville, IN. 6 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by step-daughter: Tammy Borton, 3 brothers: Charlie, Leroy and John Edens, 5 sisters: Anna English, Vera Craney, Barbara Wilson, Virginia Fortune and Mary Luck.Funeral services will be held at 11 Tuesday October 2, 2018 at the Milan Wesleyan Church with Pastor Andrew Hosier officiating. Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery with full military rites by the Milan Legion Post #235. Visitation will also be Tuesday 9-11 at the church. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S. Main St., Box 243, Milan, In. 47031. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
The English official was in the middle for the Madrid derby in the showpiece of the competition in Milan – two years after Los Blancos had also beaten their city rivals in the deciding game. Central defender Ramos poked home from close range after Gareth Bale had flicked on a Toni Kroos free-kick in the 15th minute of the game in San Siro but there was no VAR at the time and the goal was allowed to stand. Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movies6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney Princesses14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone Ramos was one of the five Madrid scorers in the shootout, which was decided by Atleti full-back Juanfran Torres being foiled from the spot. “In that final Real Madrid went 1-0 up in the first half but the goal was slightly offside and we realised at half-time, Clattenburg wrote in his column for the Daily Mail and cited by Marca. “It was a hard call and my assistant missed it.” Read Also: Messi warns La Liga not to separate players from families Clattenburg went on to recall awarding Atleti a penalty in the second half of the game – which again was not taken – but it was not Ramos who complained for Madrid, but Pepe: “I gave Atletico a penalty early in the second half when Pepe fouled Fernando Torres,” he added. “Pepe was furious and said to me in perfect English: ‘Never a penalty, Mark.’ “I said to him: ‘Your first goal shouldn’t have stood.’ It shut him up.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… That lead stood until 11 minutes from time, when Yannick Carrasco levelled the score for Atleti and the game went all the way to penalties.Advertisement The goal scored by Sergio Ramos in the 2016 Champions League final for Real Madrid against Atletico de Madrid was offside, the match referee Mark Clattenburg has admitted.
Racing continues next Saturday night, May 23rd, once again with no spectators during the Covid-19 restrictions. Tune in to IMCA.TV for pay-per-view coverage of the action. Ricky Thornton Jr. led all but the first lap in winning the IMCA Modified main. Jack Phillips paced the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks from start to finish and Johnathon Logue led the last half of the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. By Joyce Eisele BOONE, Iowa (May 16) – The fans were missing at the Boone Speedway on Saturday for the opening night of the 2020 racing season, but the drivers got down to business. Due to the regulations by the state of Iowa during the Covid-19 pandemic, no spectators were allowed in the grandstands, but drivers were eager to begin their racing season and get back to some sense of normalcy during this unprecedented time. Tony Hofbauer won his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career first feature on opening night Saturday at Boone Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) From then on, he pulled away and took the checkers, securing his first-ever IMCA Stock Car victory. Hofbauer, who did double duty on the night, also racing in the Modified class, finished comfortably ahead of second place Todd Reitzler. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars were up for a 20-lap feature event. Tony Hofbauer and Jeff Larson started on the front row and entered into a battle at the drop of the green. Larson jumped to the lead and then the two swapped the top spot for several laps until Hofbauer was able to establish it for good on lap 11.
Press Association Grayson Hart and Dougie Fife went close but a penalty, the first of many in the first half, allowed Ulster to clear. The conditions were never going to allow flowing rugby and it was inevitable that the first points came from a penalty as a monster kick from Edinburgh number 10 Bezuidenhout from halfway cleared the bar to take the home side into the lead after 14 minutes. Ulster were having trouble with the sparky Edinburgh backs and their task became no easier after lock Iain Henderson collected a yellow card on 20 minutes, but Edinburgh were unable to take advantage. Despite being a man short, Ulster muscled their way into kickable territory and, when Edinburgh again offended, Jackson had no difficulty in levelling the scores. The game then developed into a midfield struggle with neither side getting the upper hand, but Edinburgh found themselves consistently frustrated with any momentum they tried to build hindered by giving away frequent penalties. With seven minutes left in the half, Jackson again had the chance to slot a penalty and his kick gave Ulster the lead. That advantage was almost increased by a third Jackson penalty attempt soon after but it fell just short. Ulster went in 6-3 up having visited the Edinburgh 22 no more than three times, and the frustration was easy to see on the home faces. In the final match on the Murrayfield turf before it is relaid, the boot of Paddy Jackson saw Ulster secure a 9-3 RaboDirect PRO12 victory over hosts Edinburgh. Jackson slotted two penalties in the first half and added another in the second, while Carl Bezuidenhout kicked Edinburgh’s only three-pointer to leave them with a losing bonus point. Ulster picked up four points which lifted them to second spot. The rain hammered down in the opening quarter as Edinburgh hammered on the visitors’ line, but the pressure was easily absorbed by the Ulster defence. The visitors made a positive start to the second half with Henderson, John Afoa and Roger Wilson taking play into the Edinburgh 22, and they came away with three more points as Jackson added penalty number three to put Ulster 9-3 ahead. The second half now replicated the first except that it was Ulster who dominated possession and territory with Edinburgh having to defend. They withstood everything Ulster threw at them, however, with Roddy Grant, Cornell du Preeze and Grant Gilchrist performing heroically in defence. The only respite came when, from a turnover, Nick De Luca slammed the ball deep into Ulster territory but it was eventually scrambled away. As the final whistle loomed, Edinburgh finally strung some passes together but they were unable to take play deep into Ulster territory and the visitors held on for the win.
Jose Mourinho suggested he would have been given a stadium ban had he been the perpetrator, rather than the victim, of Arsene Wenger’s push. Mourinho, who has a history of falling foul of disciplinary regulations, did not expect Wenger to be punished, but believes he would have been had the roles been reversed. “No, I’m not surprised,” Mourinho, whose side play Crystal Palace on Saturday, said. “I’m not surprised.” When asked if he felt he would have been charged had he pushed a rival manager, a smiling Mourinho said: “Charged? Charged? Or stadium ban?” It was the second successive home game in which Mourinho had irked rival coaching staff after Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert and his assistant Roy Keane expressed their annoyance when a handshake was offered by the Portuguese prior to the end of their side’s 3-0 loss. Lambert and Keane declined, with both expressing their annoyance towards Mourinho in the last 10 days. Keane, who labelled Mourinho’s behaviour “disgraceful”, was scathing in his criticism, saying: “The game is still going on. You wouldn’t do that on a Sunday morning, you would get knocked out.” Lambert agreed when asked this week if he felt Mourinho was “disrespectful” by not waiting until the end of the match for the handshake. Mourinho added: “I don’t comment. I’d prefer not to comment. “I don’t know if he (Keane) really feels it, or if he wants to sell books and needs my help for that. I don’t know. “I know my nature, I know my intentions.” Mourinho, with a sarcastic tone, added: “But, from people like him and his boss, I think I have a lot to learn about how to behave and I appreciate the comment.” Asked if he would do it again, Mourinho responded “yes”, before responding “no” when asked if he could understand why someone would be upset by his actions. He refused to comment when asked to respond over suggestions the action was arrogant. Chelsea have a number of fitness concerns ahead of the trip to Selhurst Park. Diego Costa, Ramires (groin), Didier Drogba (ankle), Andre Schurrle (illness) and John Obi Mikel (undisclosed) will be assessed prior to the match. Costa’s fragile hamstrings have been the subject of much debate, but it is unclear what the latest issue is. The £32million signing from Atletico Madrid, who has scored nine goals in seven Premier League games, reported to Chelsea’s Surrey training base on Monday morning despite having been told to take two days off and return to training on Wednesday afternoon. Asked if Costa was reporting for treatment, Mourinho said: “No comments.” Mourinho told the Daily Telegraph he would not hesitate to commit his long-term future to the club were he offered a new contract. “I (would) sign tomorrow,” he said. “That’s what I want. “I want to stay in Chelsea and English football because I think I won the right. Unfortunately, Chelsea’s not my club. I depend on the club and I depend on the results.” The Blues have made a strong start to the Premier League season, taking a five-point lead over second-placed Manchester City after only seven games. Mourinho pointed to their improved mental strength as the main difference from last season, when they finished third in the table. “Last year, I was feeling that we could (win the league) but we were not ready to cope with that pressure,” he said. “We couldn’t cope with certain moments of the game. “This season we improve footballistically, with Diego and (Cesc) Fabregas, no doubt. We were lucky to have in the market available for us exactly the style of player we need. But what people maybe don’t realise is that the maturity of our team changed a lot. “I think Man City have everything. I think they have lots of talent and lots of physicality. They have more options than everyone else. They have ‘replicas’ for every position (but) they don’t have young players in the development phase. “You tell me – if we keep this team, and they keep that team: in five years’ time who is going to be better? I say immediately – us, because in five years I’m going to have (Eden) Hazard, Oscar, Willian, (Cesar) Azpilicueta, (Kurt) Zouma, in the best moment of their careers, and the fantastic players I have now at 28, 29. A fantastic team with lots of solutions.” Press Association The Chelsea boss was pushed firmly in the chest by the Arsenal manager during the Premier League leaders’ 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge earlier this month as Wenger’s winless run against his nemesis extended to 12 games. The Football Association took no further action as the touchline fracas, which came after Gary Cahill’s foul on Alexis Sanchez, was witnessed and dealt with by the match officials.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappNo. 19 Michigan (18-10, 9-8) vs. No. 23 Ohio State (19-9, 9-8)Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Ohio State looks for its fourth straight win over No. 19 Michigan at Value City Arena. The last victory for the Wolverines at Ohio State was a 70-60 win on Feb. 11, 2014. SENIOR STUDS: Michigan’s Zavier Simpson, Jon Teske and Eli Brooks have combined to account for 46 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 46 percent of all Wolverines points over the last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Simpson has been directly responsible for 48 percent of all Michigan field goals over the last three games. Simpson has 20 field goals and 17 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Michigan has won its last four road games, scoring 72.3 points and allowing 59.3 points during those contests. Ohio State has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 71.8 points while giving up 62.3.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Buckeyes have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Wolverines. Ohio State has an assist on 34 of 74 field goals (45.9 percent) over its past three matchups while Michigan has assists on 31 of 77 field goals (40.3 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Michigan has committed a turnover on just 15.5 percent of its possessions this season, which is the 10th-lowest percentage among all Division I teams. The Wolverines have turned the ball over only 10.7 times per game this season and just 6.8 times per game over their last five games. February 28, 2020 No. 23 Ohio State looks for home win vs No. 19 Michigan Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Katie Berge’ made it to second place in the pentathlon with 2,211 points behind Liverpool’s Lauren Fradette (2,479). Grace Kaercher, Maddy Duggleby, Amelia Amick and Libbie Kirkpatrick were second in the 4×800 relay in 9:52.54, with Chloe Bullough fourth in the 800.Samantha Pynn got third place in the triple jump with 33’2” and was fourth place in the long jump, going 15’11 ½”.Harper Stoppacher was fourth in the high jump, clearing 4’8”, and took fifth (32’2 ½”) in the triple jump.The F-M boys finished fourth in the SCAC Metro meet with 74 points as Ryan Serp was victorious in the pentathlon, his total of 2.843 points in five events more than 500 points clear of the field.Nolan Chiles added his own victory in the mile, going 4:23.77 to beat out West Genesee’s Matt Bartolotta (4:27.66) as Sam Otis beat the field in the 3,200-meter run in 9:20.02, with Yakob Kelley (9:53.85) fourth.Sawyer Dereszynski had a second-place discus throw of 127’8”. Owen Snyder went 1:01.25 in the 400 hurdles to claim third place, with Corey Gallagher third in the 200 in 23.90 seconds. Matt Tripp finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:04.90.Dan Sokolovic threw the shot put 43’3” to finish fourth. Jason Cavanagh was fifth in the 110 hurdles in 18.38 seconds, with John Meskos fifth in the 800 in 2:03.60. F-M was fourth in the 4×400 and sixth in the 4×400.At Marcellus a day earlier, CBA had its turn in the Onondaga High School League Liberty Division Small School meet, finishing fifth in the girls portion with 57 points and sixth in the boys portion with 41 points as Cazenovia easily claimed both team titles.CBA’s girls team had Cory Knox victorious in the pentathlon, her total of 2,330 points enough to hold off Cazenovia’s Lili Gavitt (2,259) for the top spot as she rallied to win the event with an 800 of 2:39.95.Skye Ryan swept the throwing events as she was victorious in the discus, her throw of 94’10” more than six feet ahead of any other competitor, and had a winning shot put throw of 32’4” as ElizaHanson finished seventh.Bri Pucci earned another title in the 1,500, finishing in 5:12.45 to beat the field by nearly three seconds. Beatrice Gurgol rose to second place in the triple jump, going 32’10 ¼”, and was second in the long jump with 16’ ½”.Moving to the boys OHSL Liberty meet, CBA’s 4×800 relay team of Joel Gaffney, Dan Melvin, Caleb Krueger and Zach Medicis went 8:06.29 to finish nearly a full minute ahead of runner-up Jordan-Elbridge (9:03.86).Gaffney didn’t stop there, going on to win the 400 sprint in 52.49 seconds as Krueger was third in 53.50 seconds. Riley Nash made it to second place in the 3,200 in 10:20.68.Noah Slifka was fifth in the 110 high hurdles in 17.11 seconds, with Aiden Schimpff was sixth in the 200 in 24.71 seconds. Sam Lustig got sixth place in the 800 in 2:15.7. Marcus Howard earned a fifth-place triple jump of 36’10”. Phillip Tam had a sixth-place discus throw of 95’2” and was eighth in the shot put.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CBAF-Mtrack and field Phoebe White claimed the 800-meter run in 2:18.90 and went 4:38.32 in the 1,500-meter run to beat out Walters (4:46.18), while Wren Usaitynski earned the win in the pole vault, clearing 8 feet.Susan Bansbach again dominated the 400-meter dash, winning in 58.08 seconds, the only time under a minute, adding a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash in 26.84 seconds.In the 400 hurdles, Fiona Mejico, in 1:06.75, was a close second to Baldwinsville’s Justus Holden-Betts (1:06.40), but Mejico joined Bansbach, White and Bella Milliti to win the 4×400 relay in 4:05.04, more than six seconds ahead of the field. On consecutive days, track and field teams from Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy would battle for league championship honors.F-M did so Thursday in the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division meet at Liverpool High School Stadium, where the girls Hornets finished second with 144.5 points to Liverpool’s winning total of 185 points.Claire Walters pulled off a rare double, going nine minutes, 58.17 seconds to claim the 3,000-meter run and then winning the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7:05.19, with Grace Kaercher third in the 3,000 (10:33.11) and Ani Sydorwych third in the steeplechase in 7:43.55.
UW senior tri-captain Ben Street and No. 3 Wisconsin are ready to begin the WCHA playoffs against Alaska Anchorage tonight.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin men’s hockey team (22-9-4) is set for postseason play against the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves (11-21-2) after a self-admitted funky series in Minneapolis to close out the regular season.But things got even more unusual Thursday as forward Ben Grotting — known for his physicality and grit, not his offensive prowess — put on a clinic and won the shootout contest in practice.Head coach Mike Eaves and his team got plenty of enjoyment from Grotting’s display, but the Badgers are certainly hoping UW gets back on track in the first round of the WCHA tournament and things go back to normal.Fortunately for the Badgers, they have drawn a team they have dominated as of late. UW has had plenty of success against the Seawolves, winning the last nine at the Kohl Center and sweeping UAA back in November with two dominating performances, 5-1 and 6-2 respectively.Now the Seawolves, coming off a recent upset victory over Minnesota Duluth last weekend, come to Madison hoping to extend their season.“They’re a team with their back against the wall, and the only way they continue their season is to keep winning,” senior tri-captain Ben Street said. “They are a gritty team, they’re going to give us everything they got and it’s going to be a good series.”The Badgers have made it clear a national championship is their goal, but winning the WCHA tournament is another intermediate accomplishment the third-ranked team in the nation has its eyes on.And after a disappointing end to the regular season (6-1 loss to Minnesota), Eaves has seen a team focused on getting back to their winning ways.“No question it was a quiet bus ride home,” Eaves said, referring to the trip back from UM. “Nobody was happy, but these things happen, especially in a game that didn’t mean much for us. The biggest thing is to forget the game and remember the lesson.”Street had a tough time forgetting Sunday’s game against the Gophers, and the fifth-year senior wanted to get back to work as soon as possible to prepare for UAA.“I didn’t really sleep Sunday,” Street said. “We had Monday off, and I usually stay away from the rink when we have off, but Monday I came to the rink because I was itching to get back at it.”According to Street, at practice Tuesday it was clearly evident the entire team was anxious to get back on track with the postseason looming.“We had a good day Tuesday. Everyone was ready to get back on the ice and take a step forward,” Street said. “The guys are excited to get this series going. It’s a new season right now, so everyone is fired up to get it underway.”The excitement has reached junior goaltender Scott Gudmandson, who will start Friday night.Eaves insisted a decision will be made after the game Friday on the game two starter between the pipes, but the coaching staff is looking forward to seeing how the Alberta-native performs in the tournament opener.“[Gudmandson] has played very solid down the stretch here,” Eaves said. “He won those two on the road and has been playing well going into the playoffs.”Gudmandson is just energized for the big stage in front of his home crowd and says he’ll let the coaches worry about the starter for the remainder of the series.“It’s the most exciting time of the season. I’m just really excited to get going and raise my game,” Gudmandson said.The Badgers, like every other team in the conference, want to get their hands on the Broadmoor Trophy (awarded to WCHA tournament champion) and potentially improve their seed in the NCAA tournament, but more than anything, Street and the rest of the Badgers want to start playing their best hockey with the postseason in front of them.“If we get a chance at Denver we might be able to change where we’re going to be playing [in the NCAA tournament]. That’s one thing we are playing for, but at the end of the year you just want to be playing your best hockey,” Street said. “And we don’t want to have a weekend off while the rest of the teams are playing in St. Paul at the final five. You want to be up there peaking at the end of the year.“We just want to get on a roll.”