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Bernardino confirmed for further five-year term at EIOPA

first_img“We will proceed with building a modern, dynamic and credible supervisory authority, working for the public good with a truly European spirit,” he said.Bernardino began his European career at CEIOPS, being elected its chairman in 2009.Prior to taking on the role of chairman at CEIOPS, and later being named as EIOPA’s inaugural chairman, he was director general for development and institutional relations at the Instituto de Seguros de Portugal (ISP), which he joined in 1989.He has already offered a glimpse of his second term’s focus, proposing the development of a framework for cross-border occupational defined contribution.The chairman has also repeatedly called for an overhaul of EIOPA’s funding model and, according to officials at the European Commission, is likely to reveal details of a new funding model early next year. The European Parliament has endorsed Gabriel Bernardino for a second term as chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).In a statement released following a vote by the parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON), Bernardino said he was thankful for the trust of both the parliamentarians and EIOPA’s board of supervisors, which in October extended his term until 2021.“In the past five years,” Bernardino added, “EIOPA has grown into an entity with a strong voice and has been a driving force in regulatory convergence.”He said EIOPA’s next journey would be to deliver a “strategic shift from regulation to supervision” and to focus on consumer protection and the financial stability of the EU.last_img read more

Ryan Newman’s recovery timeline, from Daytona crash to NASCAR return at Darlington

first_imgRyan Newman finished off a surprisingly quick return to the NASCAR track this past weekend in the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington, coming in 15th place just a couple of months after his devastating crash at Daytona.He’s set to compete again on Wednesday at the same venue in the Toyota 500 and remains on the fringes of the playoff hunt due to the sport’s extended hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic. He’s at 60 points despite driving in three fewer races than the rest of the field; the cutoff is currently 107 points with most of the season left to go. Here’s a look at Newman’s quick turnaround and recovery timeline, from the moment of the crash at Daytona to his remarkable return to racing three months later.MORE: Behind the NASCAR experience without fansRyan Newman timeline, from Daytona crash to Darlington returnFeb. 16, 8 p.m. ET: The crash at DaytonaJust before the finish line at the Daytona 500, Newman was knocked unconscious by a wild crash in which his car flipped, got rammed into at full speed and caught fire.As Denny Hamlin sped to victory, unaware of the mess behind him, paramedics rushed to assist Newman. The veteran driver was taken to nearby Halifax Medical Center with his status unknown to the NASCAR community. It was later revealed that he was placed in a medically induced coma at the hospital.Feb. 16, 10:04 p.m. ET: NASCAR provides first update on Newman’s conditionA two-hour silence regarding Newman’s condition ended when NASCAR released a relieving statement that indicated Newman had avoided life-threatening injury.Still, Newman’s health remained a serious concern.pic.twitter.com/euuHYxPHxj— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 18, 2020Feb. 18: Newman still at hospital but improvingRoush Fenway Racing released a picture of Newman in a hospital gown, arms around his children, with an accompanying statement saying Newman “continues to show great improvement.”Ryan Newman Continues Great Improvement pic.twitter.com/xIZRiaRApi— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 19, 2020Feb. 19, 2:43 p.m. ET: Newman walks out of hospital with his daughtersNewman managed to leave the hospital under his own power with his daughters the Wednesday after his crash.Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center pic.twitter.com/J0twhGgQm7— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 19, 2020March 11: Newman opens up about crash, announces intention to make comebackLess than a month after the Daytona 500, Newman expressed eagerness to return to the track and discussed his perspective of the crash that threatened serious harm. “I just feel so lucky, on so many levels, I feel so lucky,” Newman said on the “Today” show. “Like, you look at the crash and think that’s spectacular in a bad way. But you look at the car afterwards, you think about all the things that happened right for me to be sitting here.”“Just a miracle on so many levels.” It’s been less than a month since NASCAR driver @RyanJNewman survived a frightening wreck on the final lap of the Daytona 500.Ryan joined us for his first interview since that crash. pic.twitter.com/GBxsCJqGlF— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 11, 2020May 17: Newman completes his return at the Real Heroes 400Newman raced and finished in 15th place at Darlington this past Sunday in the Real Heroes 400, receiving an outpouring of support for his return from fans.He is now set to compete in the Toyota 500 on Wednesday, though weather is expected to challenge the race’s start time.last_img read more