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Jeremy Woolfe: The Brexit ‘Schock’ in Brussels

first_imgAnd now the question – what will happen in the medium and long term? What EU leaders don’t want, Incerti reports, is long, dragged-out negotiations. Article 50 of the 2009 Lisbon Treaty, they say, should be enacted straight away.Incerti, at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), also notes, wryly, that the referendum impact on the descending value of the pound had, already, during the first morning, resulted in the UK’s losing its status as the world’s fifth-largest economy. That honour now goes to France.Clearly prompted by rage, one reaction to the Leave vote comes from Elmar Brok, a member of the European Parliament. Significantly, he is also president of the Union of European Federalists. The German centre-rightist recommended that EU president Jean-Claude Junker immediately remove Lord Jonathan Hill as the British commissioner for financial services. Brok was by no means alone. In fact Hill, a devoted European, announced the next day that he would stand down. Valdis Dombrovskis, the Latvian commissioner, will take his place.But not so fast, cautions another commentator. I would not agree with Brok on Hill’s position, Zsolt Darvas tells IPE. Remember, whatever happens, the UK will remain a member of the EU for at least another two years. Perhaps, it could be “much longer”, suggests Darvas, a visiting fellow at another think tank, Bruegel.Interestingly, Darvas, a Hungarian, goes a stride further. He would not exclude the possibility of a second referendum in the UK. This could follow a fury-driven general election later this year. He might agree that forecasts of economic calamities, such as tragic job losses, coming true, could force such a move. Roughly on the same track, another bystander notes the young age-bracket of the Remain voters – young, virile and furious. Yet another observer, a mid-level official in the European Commission, wonders how the UK could ever square off the fact that 48% of the British voters, many with long lives ahead, did vote for Remain.Furthermore, Darvas offers that the Leave side, being strongly powered by opposition to immigration, could mean that the UK has to stick to its guns on this issue. This would rule out any Norway/Switzerland style outcome. Leaving what other options? And if London were to lose passporting rights, matters would be further “complicated”. A forecast of large funds having to leave the City could not be that far away.Back to the European Parliament, another MEP, with a less strident line than Brok’s, comes from Green Party member Sven Giegold. This MEP refers to Brexit as “a historic setback for the European Union but not its end”.However, Giegold goes on to note that, if the UK thinks it can have open access to the single market without taking on its common rules, it would be mistaken. There could be no free movement of capital for the City without free movement for citizens, he warns. Forces leading to a tumultuous political scene emerging in the UK do seem to be piling up. Will the pandemonium lead to another election soon? If Labour campaigned to stay in the EU by refusing to trigger Article 50, the effect would be the same as a second referendum. Out of the question? Perhaps not entirely. Jeremy Woolfe considers some of the many scenarios facing the UK and the EU post-BrexitThe fundamental reaction to the referendum result in Brussels appears to be one of shock. It was more or less completely unexpected. Discussion on the subject, at the previous day’s PensionsEurope annual gathering in Brussels, had been universally optimistic the Remain side would prevail.This view was supported by the 52%-48% Remain vs Leave polls, as well as by the performance of financial markets. A mood of optimism, nervous though it might be, prevailed. It lasted until up to around an hour after midnight British time.Then, at the no doubt one of many late-night Brussels gatherings, came the Newcastle result. Then, nail-biting and worry promptly set it. And finally, as told to IPE by think tank researcher Marco Incerti, the morning after dawned with a general feeling of sickening confusion.last_img read more

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4 Foundations Installed, 6 to Go at Tahkoluoto Offshore Wind Farm

first_imgSource: Suomen Hyötytuuli OyJan De Nul’s heavy-lift jack up vessel Vole au vent has installed four of the ten gravity base foundations at the Tahkoluoto wind farm off Pori, Finland.The photo shows Vole au vent jacking up in the vicinity of the Siemens 2.3MW pilot turbine installed at the site in 2010.Jan De Nul is the marine contractor on the 40MW project, responsible for dredging, seabed preparation work, and the installation of foundations as well as the ten Siemens 4MW wind turbines.The turbine installation is scheduled to take place from mid-June to mid-July, and the installation of subsea cables will be carried out from May to July 2017.The project is scheduled to be commissioned during the autumn of 2017.Tahkoluoto is the world’s first offshore wind farm designed for icy conditions.The EUR 120 million wind farm is owned and developed by Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy.last_img read more

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Africa Wrestling C’ships: Purity credits feat on early preparations

first_img Loading… Coach of the Nigeria female wrestling team, Akuh Purity has credited early preparations for the country’s performance at the just concluded 2020 Africa Wrestling Championships held in Algiers, Algeria. “We thank God that we are back home. A lot of countries prepared but we thank God that we won the overall especially in the female category where we had six gold and four silver. I think it is a very wonderful achievement for us to win the title, ninth time in a row. “It wasn’t so difficult because we started preparations early. We started last year and I know a lot of people will prove so hard especially the North Africans. We were able to subdue them because we started our preparations very early. Read Also:2019 African Wrestling Championships: Nigeria retains women’s title “I can assure Nigerians that we are going to qualify especially the female team. We are going to qualify the five remaining girls.This African Championship is an eye opener, we have seen our mistakes and we will go back home and correct it. It’s a continuous process, we have been training and we will not stop training. By next month, we are going to storm Morocco and get all our girls and boys too to qualify for the Olympics,” Purity told Sportinglife.ng. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Team Nigeria Women dominated the women’s freestyle event winning six gold and four silver to retain the title they won last year in Tunisia. In a chat with Sportinglife.ng, Purity said the focus now is to ensure that five more wrestlers secure qualification for the Olympics at the African/Oceania Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament billed to hold in El Jadida, Morocco from March 13–15, 2020. Sportinglife.ng reports that only World number one, Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) is the only Nigerian wrestler that has secured her qualification to the Tokyo Games.Advertisement Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

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Valencia drag Spanish FA to UEFA over European spots proposal

first_img As outlined by Marca and Cadena Cope, the Spanish FA say that the four Champions League places would go to the current top four in La Liga – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad. The proposals would see Los Che excluded from European competition altogether and, as outlined by Marca, they have now filled an official complaint. Albert Celades’s side currently sit seventh in La Liga – three points off Atletico de Madrid in sixth and automatic qualification for the Europa League. Furthermore, they would qualify for Europe as things stand in the league if the Copa del Rey final were to be played and Real Sociedad defeat Athletic Club Bilbao. Valencia have sent an official letter to UEFA complaining about a proposal from the Spanish FA to decide the allocation of European places for the 2020/21 campaign. There are growing fears that the 2019/20 campaign will not be completed due to the indefinite suspension of football in Spain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Valencia complain to UEFA on Spanish FA’s European proposal Read Also: Ex-Barca president tips Messi to pen new deal as Neymar returnsGetafe boss Bordalas is cited by the reports as saying ‘when a championship ends, the first criterion is the individual confrontation’, while the club president Angel Torres was even more indignant.Torres is cited as saying that the Spanish FA have ‘no right’ to make these lists and added: “What we want is to play. Getafe wants to earn whatever we get on the pitch.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were Amazing7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddoncenter_img Athletic would automatically fill the spot – designated for the side seventh in the league – if they won the Copa as they currently are not in a European spot, but the Spanish FA proposals would also see them take it if the final was not played. As reported by both Cadena Cope and El Mundo Deportivo, the Spanish FA proposal has also left Getafe infuriated – as they would be playing in the Europa League rather than the Champions League. Getafe are level on points with fourth-placed Real Sociedad and the two have the same goal difference. La Real are ahead in the standings due to having scored more goals than Jose Bordalas’s side, but this is even more controversial due to the league’s head-to-head rules. La Liga rules stipulate that if teams finish level on points, head-to-head record between the teams will be decisive and only if they are the equal, will the decision be deferred to goal difference. However, that is only applicable if teams have played each other twice but Real Sociedad and Getafe have met just once this season – when Getafe won 2-1 in San Sebastian. Loading… last_img read more

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Mary Louise Lunsford

first_imgMary Louise Lunsford, age 72 of Batesville, IN passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville, IN. Born November 17, 1944 in Spades, IN she is the daughter of the late Louis & Frances (Riehle) Retzner.She was a 1963 graduate of ICA and married Steve Lunsford in 1965 at St. Nicholas. She is a member of St. Mary’s of the Rock Church. Mary was an avid lottery scratch off player and Reds fan. She was always the life of the party. She was quit a joke teller, leaving everyone smiling & laughing. In fact, she could cheer people up when they were feeling down. Mary loved to dance and play cards. She was a very loving & caring wife, mother, grandma & great grandma. She will be dearly missed by many.Mary is survived by her husband Steve Lunsford, children Jean Nichols (Jon) of Milan, IN and James Lunsford of Batesville. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Jessica & Jarrod Nichols, Samantha, Colton & Ethan Lunsford along with her great grandchildren Jayden & Mackenzie Russell and her siblings Jo Ann Amberger of Sunman, IN, Sr. Alice Retzner of Kentucky, Louis Retzner Jr. of Sunman, IN and John Retzner of Sunman, IN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Marlene Schoettelkotte.Visitation will be Monday, June 5, 2017 from 4-8pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, June 6, 2017; 10:00am at St. Mary of the Rock Church in St. Mary’s, IN with Fr. Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s of the Rock Preservation Society or Masses c/o Meyers Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

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Senator Leising releases cursive writing survey results

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Department of Education recently released the results of a voluntary survey asking Indiana elementary and secondary school teachers, principals, superintendents and members of governing bodies whether they support mandating cursive writing in school.In 2017, State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) co-authored Senate Enrolled Act 29, which required the survey. The results show 70 percent of those surveyed support a cursive writing requirement.Leising filed a cursive writing bill each year for the last six years, and all six have passed the Senate. None have received a hearing in the House of Representatives.“Given the results of this survey, I plan to file a bill during the 2018 legislative session that would require cursive writing to be taught in school,” Leising said. “Cursive writing is a skill everyone should have, as we use our signature to make purchases, validate our driver’s license and sign agreements. I hope the results of this survey will help my bill finally get a hearing in the House of Representatives.”Leising said she is looking forward to several senators joining her on the legislation.The survey was open from Aug. 4 to Oct. 1. Click here for the results.last_img read more

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Falcao: Why can’t players hug each other in Bundesliga?

first_img Read Also: Lampard wants short term Chelsea deal for Barcelona target “During the game, we’re in constant contact. “Defenders are on top of you at corners! They’re all together in walls.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Radamel Falcao questioned why players couldn’t celebrate together during Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Schalke on Saturday. Haaland goal cerebration against Schalke After each Dortmund goal, their players kept their distance from each other, with Erling Haaland making fun of the situation with his celebration for the opener. Social distancing was observed by coaches and substitutes during the match as the Bundesliga returned after a two month hiatus. “Watching the return of football, I’m asking myself: Is there a specific reason that doesn’t allow hugs after goals?” Falcao tweeted.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

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Villas-Boas needs time – Redknapp

first_img “They ripped Tottenham apart so many times and (Luis) Suarez is just unplayable at the moment, they just need to get some consistency and they’ll be right up there this season. “Tottenham played well and came back after the Man City defeat, but it just wasn’t their day against Liverpool. They’ve just got to pick themselves up again now.” Villas-Boas has insisted he is the right man to lead Tottenham up the table. Asked whether he feared for his job, the 36-year-old said: “The call to make that decision is not mine, because obviously I won’t resign and I’m not a quitter. “The only thing I can do is work hard with the players to get them back on track. “This is a top-four squad but in our Premier League form we are not there.” Press Association Redknapp was sacked as Tottenham manager in 2012 after failing to qualify for the Champions League and he is not sure that Spurs will do so this season. But the QPR manager believes Spurs chairman Daniel Levy should give Villas-Boas – who also saw his team lose 6-0 at Manchester City last month – more time to prove himself. Harry Redknapp has called on Tottenham to be patient with Andre Villas-Boas after a 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool renewed the pressure on the Spurs boss. Redknapp told talkSPORT: “I think people are over-reacting too quickly. You lose a couple of games now and you’re in trouble, it shouldn’t be like that. “You either think somebody is good at their job or not and when you appoint someone you should give them time and let them do the job. “I’m sure Villas-Boas will pull through it, if you give him time they will come back. “Whether they’ll make the Champions League places this season, I’m not sure, it’ll be very tight. “But it’s far too early for people to start wanting to pull the plug on him, you’ve got to give him time and see what he can do.” Redknapp admitted he was surprised by how easily Liverpool tore Spurs apart. He added: “I really thought Tottenham would beat Liverpool, they had no (Steven) Gerrard and no (Daniel) Sturridge, but Liverpool were just fantastic. “Tottenham had a few injuries in key positions but Liverpool were really excellent, their movement was great and they could have been four or five goals up at half-time. last_img read more

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Bucksport Routs GSA

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest Posts BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Golden Bucks opened their season on a winning note Friday, crushing the GSA Eagles 16-3 at Bucksport. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) admin This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

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Indian Challenge Ends As Sathiyan Bows Out

first_imgBudapest: The Indian challenge at the Budapest ITTF World Championships came to an end when G. Sathiyan failed to go past Hugo Calderano of Brazil in the men singles round of 32.The Brazilian, ranked No. 7 in the world, took less than 30 minutes late on Wednesday to put it across the top-ranked Indian 11-6, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9 and move into the pre-quarterfinals.Sathiyan, who had secured a berth in the Chengdu World Cup, had finished sixth in the Asian Cup held at Yokohama recently. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img