ESMA sees complex products and volatility as key risks

first_img ECB leaves interest rates and pandemic stimulus unchanged The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) overall risk assessment remains at high levels, according to ESMA’s Risk Dashboard published on Wednesday.In the first quarter, European equity markets suffered significant price corrections, and saw a rise in volatility. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Europe’s economy shrank 0.6% in Q1 Related news Market risks remain “very high,” with over-valuation in equities, and heightened market uncertainty, “as the period of ultra-low interest rates draws to a close,” the report states.ESMA’s outlook for liquidity, contagion and credit risk also remains high. Operational risk continues to be elevated “with a deteriorating outlook, as Brexit-related risks to business operations and vulnerabilities to cyber-attacks rise,” the report states.Risks faced by consumers due to complex products — including initial coin offerings (ICOs), virtual currencies, binary options, and contracts for difference (CFDs) — have become a “key concern” for ESMA.center_img James Langton Keywords EuropeCompanies European Securities and Markets Authority ECB speeds up help for virus hit economy Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgSenior Akshay Dinakar hosted the seventh annual Poetry Slam in the SM East library Friday.SM East gets poetic with seventh annual “Slam.” Approximately 300 students used their lunch period to get a little culture at SM East Friday at the seventh annual Poetry Slam, where students read original works. Three winners in the event, which took place in the SM East library, received gift certificates to Chick Fil A.SM East, SM North students to attend robotics world championships. NEJC high school students will accompany the SM West robotics team to the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis starting April 22. In addition to the seven-person Viking Robotics team that came in second at the FIRST Kansas City Robotics Competition last month, one student from SM East and two students from SM North will attend the competition after having helped the Vikings get their machine ready.Rose previews Senate plan to balance Kansas budget. The Kansas City Star’s Steve Rose used his Saturday column to lay out Senate Ways and Means Committee Vice Chair Jim Denning’s thoughts about how to stem the state’s $600 million budget hole. Denning says plugging the loophole that exempts small business owners from paying taxes on their own wages could help save $110 million. [How to find $600 million for the Kansas budget — Kansas City Star]Roeland Park reception for council members – old and new – tonight. Roeland Park will hold a reception for its three new incoming members and three outgoing members of the city council tonight at 6 p.m. in city hall. The reception will welcome new councilors Erin Thompson, Michael Poppa and Tim Janssen. It also will thank Megan England, Jennifer Gunby and Mrek Gliniecki for their years of service on the council. A council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.Emerald Ash Borer presentation Wednesday. Learn about the presence of EAB in the area and what can be done about your ash trees. Dennis Patton, horticulture agent of the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office will be the presenter at the session held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sylvester Powell Community Center.SM North yearbook wins award. The National Scholastic Press Association has named the SM North yearbook, The Indian, a winner of a Pacemaker Award at the Spring National High School Journalism Convention held this weekend in Denver. The 2013-2014 yearbook editors were Andrew Neyins, Savannah Rottanavong, and Kathy Hammer. Becky Tate is the faculty advisor.The Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgMembers of the KC Angels at the sportsmanship banquet. Photo provided.Angels baseball team honored for sportsmanship. The 3&2 Baseball Club of Johnson County chooses five teams each year that exhibit the type of sportsmanship that the organization tries to instill in all of their players, coaches and families. The KC Angels, coached by Prairie Village resident Paul Bertrand, was chosen from among 49 other 7th and 8th grade teams to receive this award.  The team was formed four years ago with fifth graders from St Ann Catholic School.  Head coach Bertrand said in his remarks, “I’m so proud of these boys for playing the game the right way; they are a joy to coach.” The team received the award at the annual sportsmanship banquet.Mission Coffee with a Cop Tuesday. The Mission Coffee with a Cop series will be held Tuesday (Sept. 27) at the Chick-fil-A at Mission Crossing. The session will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m.Merriam police say no criminal intent in suspicious activity. The Merriam Police Department Saturday evening had issued a notice that a 12-year-old girl coming out of the Walgreens on Johnson Drive had been approached by a while male, 50 to 60 years old, who had told the girl he would give her a ride home. The girl went back inside and called her mother. Police asked for help in identifying the man. Sunday afternoon police said the person of interest was identified and there was no criminal intent in the case.St. Luke’s to operate Overland Park hospital. St. Luke’s Health System has been revealed as the operator of the micro hospital planned for 75th and Marty in Overland Park. St. Luke’s did not confirm any other similar facilities it might operate. Micro hospitals also are planned in Roeland Park and Leawood. [St. Luke’s enters the micro hospital business – The Kansas City Star ]Sidie gets help from national committee. Democrat Jay Sidie has been named a candidate who will get help from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Sidie is included in the Red to Blue program which gives financial, communications and grassroots support to candidates who it believes have a chance at picking up a seat in the November election. Sidie is facing incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder.Roeland Park calls special meeting. The Roeland Park City Council will hold a special called meeting at 7 p.m. tonight to discuss a funding agreement with the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District regarding the dome and equipment at the aquatic center. The meeting was announced Friday.Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

Bankruptcy education available to state judges through the NCBJ’s “Bench-to-Bench” program

first_img June 15, 2011 Regular News Bankruptcy education available to state judges through the NCBJ’s “Bench-to-Bench” program Bankruptcy education available to state judges through the NCBJ’s “Bench-to-Bench” programcenter_img The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges provides an informal program for state court judges to obtain bankruptcy education and answers.Known as “Bench to Bench” or “Bench-Bench” outreach to state court judges and sponsored by the Public Outreach Committee of the NCBJ, the program provides and develops materials to assist state court judges with bankruptcy issues that impact their cases.In addition, from time to time, participating bankruptcy judges will collaborate with their state court counterparts to plan educational gatherings followed by social time. Sometimes the interaction between the two benches is simply a matter of bankruptcy judges’ making it known that they are available for telephone conferences when a thorny bankruptcy issue arises in a state court case.For more information about the program, visit and scroll down to “Outreach to State Court Judges.” Materials are available at this link: For more information and to discuss setting up an educational meeting/social gathering, state court judges in Florida may contact Bankruptcy Judge Laurel M. Isicoff (Southern District of Florida), NCBJ POC chair, at [email protected], or Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Peek McEwen (Middle District of Florida), NCBJ POC committee member, at [email protected]last_img read more

Do you play as Voldemort or Superman? Study shows virtual roleplay affects behaviour

first_imgThe Independent: The alter-egos that players adopt in online games can affect how individuals act in real life, according to new research published in the latest issue of the journal Psychological Science.“Our results indicate that just five minutes of role-play in virtual environments as either a hero or villain can easily cause people to reward or punish anonymous strangers,” says lead researcher Gunwoo Yoon of the University of Illinois.According Yoon and his co-author Patrick Vargas, virtual environments provide them with “a vehicle for observation, imitation, and modelling” as well as offering individuals the chance to act and feel in a way they cannot in real life.The pair recruited 194 undergraduates for a pair of ostensibly unrelated studies, first placing each student in a virtual game world and asking them to fight enemies. Each individual was assigned an avatar representing an ethical stance; Superman for heroism, Voldemort for villainy, and a circle as neutral.Read the whole story: The Independent More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Red Arrow reels forward

first_imgThe consignment had a total weight of 9.2 tonnes, with each steel reel measuring 3.3 m x 2 m x 3.3 m.Red Arrow provided rigging and crane services in Hartselle to load and secure each of the reels on to trailers. Once the cargo was lashed on board, Red Arrow organised all permits and escorts for the 3,540 km road journey to the Richmond facility.Red Arrow is a member of the WCA Projects network in the USA.  www.redarrowlogistics.comwww.wcaprojects.comlast_img

Father, son dead after small plane crash in California

first_img SHARE Published: June 5, 2017 6:12 AM EDT SANTA ROSA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) Fire officials say a father and son have died after the small plane they were in crashed in Southern California.The Ventura County Star reports that the victims, both from Calabasas, were a 57-year-old man and his 15-year-old son. They were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants on the plane.The Ventura County Fire Department says firefighters received a report Sunday that a small plane had crashed in Santa Rosa Valley.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the Piper PA-28 aircraft had “crashed under unknown circumstances.”The crash happened about 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.Kenitzer said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board would investigate the crash. Recommended Author: AP Former Phillies pitcher, three others die in Utah plane crash Father, son dead after small plane crash in California Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. A baby and 2 adults are killed when a small plane crashes in a Utah backyard last_img read more

Foreign football coaches assist Dominica with strategic training

first_img Share 48 Views   no discussions LocalNewsSports Foreign football coaches assist Dominica with strategic training by: – February 1, 2014 The coaches are Gary St Rose of St. Lucia, Milkon Hyke of Holland and Eric of Belgium.The Dominica Football Coaches Association has received strategic training to assist its membership to improve their training skills through a three-day visit of three foreign coaches.The Dominica Football Coaches Association in collaboration with the St. Lucia Football Association and the Dominica Football Association hosted the coaches, Gary St Rose of St. Lucia, Milkon Hyke of Holland and Eric of Belgium from Thursday, January 30, 2014 to today, Saturday February, 2014.The purpose of the visit is to help in the formation of a youth development plan for football and to give youth coaches strategies to improve their coaching skills,” public relations officer of the Association, Albert Titre said in an interview with Dominica Vibes.public relations officer of the Dominica Football Coaches Association, Albert TitreOn Friday, the coaches met with secondary school teachers “to help them understand how to deal with the students and how to organize football within the school system”.They also met with different academy and club coaches around the island on Friday.“This is going to be our main session where we organize strategic plans for coaches for the youth in Dominica,” Titre explained.Today, Saturday, February 1, 2014, the coaches met with local academy coaches where they engaged them in on-field sessions aimed at teaching the local coaches drills they can engage their players in.He said this visit by the foreign coaches will “go a long way for Dominica”.“Hopefully, as long as we can get into contact with them, we’re going to make it an ongoing thing in Dominica”.The goal of the Association, according to Titre, is to organizing programs and festivals in different districts across the island.“We want to go on a coaching drive to recruit coaches in Dominica, we really need coaches for the number of active kids we have playing the game, both women and men, we really want to go on a membership drive,” Titre said. Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Warburton pays tribute to Bees players

first_imgMark Warburton paid tribute to his players after Brentford’s play-off defeat against Middlesbrough.The Bees’ remarkable season ended on a sad note at the Riverside, where they lost 3-0 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate.It brought the curtain down on Warburton’s time at the helm – it was announced in February he would not be retained as manager following a disagreement with owner Matthew Benham over the club’s future direction.AdChoices广告“The fans, the players and the staff have all been outstanding,” Warburton said.“We weren’t the best team on night but the boys all season have been outstanding and they’ll go on from here.”Warburton was reluctant to discuss his future, simply saying he felt the club would be left “in a healthier state than when I came here.”He added: “I’ll have a chat to the players and we’ll go from there.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Bees’ promotion hopes crushed by Borolast_img read more

Liverpool’s Joe Gomez to have surgery on leg fracture

first_imgduring the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool FC at The King Power Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.Advertisement uzrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsoj2nWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Er5f( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p2Would you ever consider trying this?😱3sq39Can your students do this? 🌚6mcRoller skating! Powered by Firework It looks as though Liverpool’s injury problems in defence won’t be resolved easily. Joe Gomez is set to have an operation on the leg fracture he sustained against Burnley in December.Advertisement The youngster was substituted in the game when he was on the wrong end of a challenge from Burnley skipper Ben Mee. Jurgen Klopp never made the extent of the injury clear, and now the period of absence has been lengthened. Gomez was initially ruled out for six weeks, but that has been extended now. Liverpool still expect him to play before the end of the season though.Advertisement “Obviously being out for longer than we’d first hoped for is hard to swallow,” said Gomez. “It was an injury caused by an impact so I know it’s just a case of when it’s fully healed I’m good to go again.”The England international was enjoying a fantastic season before getting injured. He had made 18 appearances, many of which came alongside Virgil van Dijk at centre-back.Advertisement “It’s a blow for the boy and for us – because prior to the injury he was in such fantastic shape,” said Klopp. “He is too valuable to take any risk with, both for our present and future, so we get this procedure done and he comes back when he’s ready.”  Advertisementlast_img read more