Emergency services at the scene of a crash at top of Loughanure village just after 4.30pm this afternoon.The crash, on the n56 between Loughanure and Dungloe, involves a rigid lorry and a car..It is not known yet if there are any injuries. GARDAI AT SCENE OF CRASH BETWEEN LORRY AND CAR was last modified: February 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carcrashdonegallorryLoughanure
7 February 2013South Africa’s move to a so-called “twin peaks” model of regulation will boost the country’s resilience and further stabilize its financial system, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) says in its peer review of South Africa.The FSB was set up following the global financial crisis of 2008-09 to coordinate the work of national financial authorities and international standard setting bodies at an international level.Based in Basel, Switzerland and hosted by the Bank for International Settlements, it aims to develop and promote effective regulatory, supervisory and other financial sector policies in the interest of global financial stability.In 2011, the South African National Treasury issued a policy document for financial reform that proposed the adoption of a “twin peaks” model of financial regulation.This regulatory structure involves separate prudential and market conduct regulators, aimed at creating a more resilient and stable financial system.“The FSB welcomes the planned reforms and agrees that a shift to a twin peaks model provides a good opportunity for South Africa to streamline responsibilities and elevate the importance of market conduct regulation,” the FSB said in its peer review on South Africa this week.Last week, the Financial Regulatory Reform Steering Committee, comprising the National Treasury, South African Reserve Bank and Financial Services Board, published for public comment a summary of the proposals for implementing the twin peaks model.The Treasury said the twin peaks approach entailed creating a prudential regulator housed in the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), and transforming the Financial Services Board into a dedicated market conduct regulator.The objective of the prudential regulator will be to maintain and enhance the safety and soundness of regulated financial institutions.The FSB suggested that South Africa consider shifting legal authority for financial disclosure and regulation of public companies from the Department of Trade and Industry to the Financial Services Board, which would remain the lead regulator of the exchanges under the twin peaks structure.“There is scope for additional cooperation between the South African Reserve Bank and the Financial Services Board with the National Credit Regulator,” the FSB added.South Africa was the seventh country to be voluntarily peer reviewed by the FSB. The United Kingdom, United States, Indonesia and Germany will undergo a peer review in 2013.Source: SAnews.gov.za, with additional reporting by SAinfo
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’re at least two weeks away yet for harvesting anything unless it gets hot again.The tile lines are dry and in between the plants are stunted and green. There are some fields in the area that are pretty even that may come off this week. I know I do not have any ready yet.I checked some corn and the moisture is anywhere from 26% to 27% on the tile line. Then in between the plants are green and little and I don’t know what we are going to do. It will be interesting. I have hydraulic deck plates but we may have to run all of the tile lines first and readjust. There will be some different shenanigans going on to get ready for this harvest.We are finishing our last ditching job. We are done with tile until beans and corn are off and then we have another 140 acres to do this fall.We got nine-tenths to an inch with this last rain. The town of Delphos got 6 to 7.5 inches of rain and were flooded out again. Hancock County didn’t get too much. The rain had to help some of the beans.The cover crops are coming up. I have some rye to plant this week. With the manure I thought it might get too tall this winter so I wanted to wait a bit to plant that.I think harvest could go fast once it get started because only half the trucks will be going up and down the road, but then we have all of these green plants still out there. I don’t know what to expect.
zoomIllustration; Source: Pexels Greek ship owner and operator Euroseas has secured a charter contract for its 5,600 TEU container vessel, the Akinada Bridge.Built in 2001, the ship would be deployed on the charter for a minimum of ten and maximum of thirteen months at a daily rate of USD 16,500.Euroseas said that the charter would commence upon completion of the vessel’s special survey and drydocking and the installation of a ballast water treatment plant at a total cost of about USD 2.5 million.The company added that it expects to fully recover the above-mentioned cost over the duration of the charter and to finance it via a loan from an entity affiliated with the company’s CEO.“The strength of the intermediate size containership market has provided us with an opportunity to charter our only non-feeder vessel at rates that justified the investment required to complete the fourth special survey of the vessel and installation of a BWT plant. After the completion of the announced charter, we expect to have the vessel available for employment until its fifth special survey due date, i.e. for four additional years, with minimal incremental investment required beyond its operating cost,” Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas, said.“We are cautiously optimistic about the prospects of the containership market across all segments as fleet growth over the next couple of years is expected to be low by recent trends.”