Advertisement Advertisement Leno was stretchered off (Picture: Getty)‘But this is a contact sport. You need to try and jostle get an advantage here of there try and ease him out the box. ‘Yes he got injured but he didn’t go in there with the intentions I don’t believe, if I’m a player and I’m playing for Brighton I want my striker doing that.’MORE: Bernd Leno suffers horrific injury during Brighton vs ArsenalMORE: Rio Ferdinand defends Neal Maupay as injured Bernd Leno blasts Brighton strikerFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Stay strong ðð¼ðªð¼ https://t.co/aq4PvhoNYx— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) June 20, 2020 Leno immediately screamed out in pain (Picture: Getty)David de Gea has sent a message to Bernd Leno after the Arsenal goalkeeper suffered a horrific injury playing for Arsenal against Brighton.Leno landed awkwardly on the turf after collecting the ball under a challenge from Brighton forward Neal Maupay.The German stopper immediately screamed out in pain holding his right leg and continued to yell out as distressed Arsenal players gathered around him.Leno was stretchered off and the assumption is the 28-year-old has suffered a serious injury.ADVERTISEMENTManchester United’s De Gea tweeted a message for Leno, saying: ‘Stay strong’. Coral BarrySaturday 20 Jun 2020 5:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.4kShares Comment Leno was clearly unhappy with Maupay’s role in his injury, furiously confronting the Brighton player as he was stretchered off the pitch. AdvertisementAdvertisementMaupay protested his innocence and Rio Ferdinand insisted the attacker could not be blamed for what happened to Leno.‘You can’t blame Maupay for that, he would have felt worse in training or even in the warm-up,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s a contact sport. Its a foul but it’s not malicious and it’s not with excessive force, come on. ‘It’s a very unfortunate very nasty injury and obviously Leno will be distraught he’s been ever-present for Arsenal. ‘It’s difficult… I think Maupay will be sitting there and thinking, “wow, maybe I didn’t need to go in for that”. Man Utd star David de Gea sends class message to Arsenal’s Bernd Leno after horror injury
This year, Dutch schemes with funding levels between the minimum required coverage and the prescribed financial reserves have the one-off option to change their risk profile, as part of the transition to the new financial assessment framework (nFTK).According to Boertje, one-third of the pension funds are, in principle, entitled to file a request for such an adjustment.Another one-third of the schemes do not qualify because their funding is too low, which would increase the risk of a rights discount, Boertje said.The remaining pension funds with “surplus” coverage do not need to ask for permission, as they already have more leeway to invest, he added.Boertje said both small and large pension funds – as well as schemes with predominantly older and predominantly younger participants – had filed requests to increase of their risk profiles.He pointed out that most pension funds, wishing to avoid cuts to pension arrangements, were looking for solutions to low interest rates within the “triangle” of the pension target, internal finances and risk profile.“Because the steering mechanism of the pension contribution no longer works, adjusting the risk profile is the only remaining option,” he said.“However, it also increases the chances of setbacks.”Boertje stressed that the regulator had no desire to assume the responsibilities of pension funds’ boards, but he made clear that they must be able to illustrate how they had taken the interests of all participants into account.He added that the regulator also wanted to know how far, in the schemes’ opinion, interest rates had to increase in order to make a reduction of their interest hedge meaningful.Boertje said those pension funds that wished to reduce their interest hedge while raising their equity allocation would be asked which scenarios they had in mind.“They expect both interest rates to rise and equity markets to improve, while a rate increase often negatively affects stock markets,” he said. Boertje said DNB also wanted to know whether a board had made the request as a tactical or as a strategic policy measure. The Dutch pensions regulator, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), has confirmed that more than 30 pension funds have made formal requests to raise the risk profiles of their investment portfolios.Speaking at a conference organised by IPE sister publication Pensioen Pro, Bert Boertje, supervisory director for pension funds at DNB, said the schemes requested permission to decrease the interest hedge on their liabilities, increase their equity exposure or apply a combination of the two. “We are still busy assessing the requests,” Boertje said.“If schemes don’t have a plausible explanation, we will get back to them with additional questions.”
John Lewis, the UK high street retailer, is to close the defined benefit (DB) section of its £5.6bn (€6.4bn) pension scheme from April 2020.The decision was made after a year-long review and consultation with staff, according to a statement issued yesterday by the company. It said the changes stood to save the employee-owned group £80m a year.Under the plan, from next April the DB section of the hybrid scheme will close to future accruals with all members switching to an “improved” defined contribution (DC) section.The company – which also owns the Waitrose supermarket chain – said staff in the DC scheme would receive an employer contribution of 8% of salary, with an additional 4% added after three years of service – regardless of the employee’s level of contribution. It also said the arrangements would result in a “more equal distribution of profits” among staff. John Lewis operates as a partnership, and is the largest employee-owned business in the UK. Further readingUK retailers: tough timesHigh rents, online competition and lower consumer spending are all squeezing retailers, with implications for pension funds Credit: Smithr32 A John Lewis store on Oxford Street, London“The new pension scheme structure is designed to be more affordable, supporting the partnership’s strategy of improving its long-term financial sustainability, saving approximately £80m in annual pension costs,” John Lewis said in the statement.In the company’s latest annual report, it highlighted that pension costs were more than £200m in the 12 months to 26 January 2019, compared to the total employee bonus for the year of £44.7m.The John Lewis Partnership Trust for Pensions reported a total DB obligation of just over £6bn, resulting in a shortfall of £468m on an IAS 19 accounting basis. The company said: “With profits falling in recent years, we no longer consider the current pension to be affordable and the balance between bonus and pension costs is too uneven.”UK high street companies have been struggling in recent years amid pressure from online retailers. Rising rents and large DB pension bills have affected several chains, with BHS, Dixons Carphone, Mothercare, House of Fraser and Debenhams all having faced severe financial hardship – and even bankruptcy – in the past two years.
A number of unauthorized persons boarded the German-flagged containership Rotterdam Express last week in an effort to smuggle 185 kilograms of cocaine aboard.The vessel’s crew reported the presence of unknown persons on board shortly after leaving the port of Cartagena, Colombia. At the time, the ship was some 12 nautical miles off the coast of Cartagena.Colombian naval and coast guard units were immediately sent to assist the crew. Once on board the 66,975 dwt vessel, the officials conducted an inspection, locating ten illegal passengers. The officials also inspected the containers and found the cocaine.Rotterdam Express, which is operated by German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd, continued its voyage following the incident.AIS data provided by MarineTraffic shows that the ship departed the Colombian port on January 25 and was bound for the port of Caucedo, Dominican Republic.Relevant authorities launched an investigation to find out how the illegal passengers and the drugs arrived on board the ship.World Maritime News Staff
The Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to Greensburg to face off against the Pirates for their 22nd dual meet of the year. The Bulldogs struggled on the night falling 62-15 to the pirates. This loss moved Batesville’s record to 12-10 for the season.The team will travel to Franklin County this weekend to wrestle in a 4-way dual meet.Wrestlers winning for the Bulldogs were: Michael Deal, Ben Westerfeld, and Jarret Hooten.Submitted by Batesville Coach Chris Deal with Wendy Deal.
UpdateThe Senate Rules Committee voted to advance HJR-3 to the full Senate. The proposed ban on same-sex marriage amendment was voted 8-4 in favor.No amendments were offered in the senate committee, but the second sentence of HJR-3 regarding civil unions could be reinserted before it makes it to the senate floor.In its current form, the measure would insert a new line in the Indiana Constitution defining marriage between only one man and one woman.If the senate passes the bill as it is currently amended, it could make it voters for final approval in 2016.Original PostThe Senate Rules Committee in Indianapolis is hearing testimony from people on both sides of the same-sex marriage amendment on Monday.Currently, HJR3 defines marriage as between one man and one woman.The house approved the measure last month after removing a sentence that would have banned same-sex civil unions that are similar to marriage.Senator Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) recently released a survey asking for input from residents in her district.“I had about two thousand people respond, and about 75 percent of those people wanted the opportunity to vote on the same-sex marriage amendment on the November ballot,” Sen. Leising indicated.The Senate Rules Committee is expected to take a vote after hearing public testimony on Monday.
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win while the IMCA Sunoco Late Models crown a track champion Saturday at Independence Motor Speedway. The Iowa Donor Network Night event features a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier for the Modifieds while Late Models run for an $860 top check in their 2020 season championship event at Indee. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars chase a $550 top check, with $500 paid to win in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature and $300 to win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. More information about Iowa Donor Network Night is available by calling 563 920-2867 or 319 558-8255. Monetary contributions will be paid throughout each feature field. There will be prizes for fans and drivers, along with a raffle and bike drawing for kids. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Spectator admission is $13 for adults and $5 for kids. Pit passes are $25.
RelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Bayer Leverkusen came from a goal down to snatch a 1-1 draw at Schalke on Sunday as they held on to fourth place in the Bundesliga with three games left and stayed on track for a Champions League spot.The draw lifted them to 57 points, one ahead of fifth-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach, while Schalke set a club record by failing to win for the 13th consecutive league game. The Royal Blues worked hard and earned a penalty in the 51st minute, which captain Daniel Caligiuri coolly converted.Yet they dropped back instantly and allowed Leverkusen far too much space at the Veltins-Arena.The visitors’ persistent pressure paid off in the 81st minute when Schalke defender Juan Miranda, under pressure, turned a Wendell cutback into his own net.Leverkusen should have scored again through Lucas Alario and Charles Aranguiz as Schalke, in ninth place, ran out of steam.The draw has left David Wagner’s side in ninth position in the league, having not won a single game since they beat Borussia Monchengladbach on January 17. Bayern Munich can clinch the title on Tuesday with a win at Werder Bremen. Borussia Dortmund are in second place, seven points behind on 66 points.Tags: Bayer LeverkusenBorussia MornchengladbachBundesligaChampions LeagueSchalke 04
The American Medical Association is warning doctors and dentists to stop hoarding medications touted as possible coronavirus treatments.Medical doctors and dentists are writing prescriptions for themselves and family members, according to pharmacy boards in states across the country.The stockpiling has become so worrisome in Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Nevada, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Texas that the boards in those states have issued emergency restrictions or guidelines on how the drugs can be dispensed at pharmacies. More states are expected to follow suit.The medications being prescribed differ slightly from state to state, but includechloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, and remdesivir recently approved by the FDA for off-label use. The drugs are commonly used to treat malaria, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV and other conditions.Pharmacists have been swapping stories on social media about the spike in prescriptions written by doctors for themselves or their families.“I have multiple prescribers calling in prescriptions for Plaquenil for themselves and their family members as a precaution. Is this ethical?” one person wrote Sunday in a Facebook group for pharmacists, referring to a brand name of hydroxychloroquine. Others weighed in — some noting similar experiences — and expressed their hesitancy to dispense such prescriptions.“I got called a communist for telling a prescriber, who was trying to call it in for themselves, no,” someone posted Friday in another Facebook group for pharmacists.Carmen Catizone, executive director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, said state boards were “trying to stop the hoarding and inappropriate prescribing, but balancing what patients need.”The American Medical Association denounced the practice in a statement from its president, Dr. Patrice Harris.“The AMA is calling for a stop to any inappropriate prescribing and ordering of medications, including chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, and appealing to physicians and all health care professionals to follow the highest standards of professionalism and ethics,” she said.The first restrictions imposed a temporary rule that bars pharmacies from dispensing two drugs — chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine — unless the prescription includes a written diagnosis of a condition that the drugs have been proven to treat. The rule also limits prescriptions to a 14-day supply unless a patient has previously taken the medication.In a statement, CVS said that pharmacists are to use their “professional judgment to determine whether a prescription is valid and appropriate to dispense,” noting that pharmacists would comply with any applicable state board regulations.A spokeswoman from Walgreens concurred that its pharmacists will follow whatever requirements are set in the state where they practice, also noting that the company had issued guidelines for dispensing two of the drugs in highest demand — chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine. Walgreens will only allow a 14-day supply for new prescriptions in order to help ensure that the medications remain available for those who need them, the spokeswoman said.