Martinje declared a protected intangible cultural property

first_imgFrom the Cultural Center of St. Marin – Croatia are extremely satisfied and congratulated their associate on the support and cooperation in preserving this tradition. “We hope that the entry of Martin in the Register of Protected Croatian Cultural Intangible Heritage will contribute to an even better connection of Martin places and the preservation of St. Martin’s heritage and its even stronger promotion in the context of the European Cultural Itinerary Sv. Martin, European, symbol of sharing, common value”, They stated from the Center, and Zagorje.com reports. Martinje as a holiday, when the must turns into young wine, was incorporated into the regiment Source / photo: Facebook: Cultural Center of St. Martin – Croatia; Zagorje.com The hymn “Saint Martin has come”, wine orders, statutes and rules, and a ceremonial act of baptism of the must is performed alongside the wine breviary. By organizing Martin’s festivities and pals with “symbolic” Martin’s goose with grinders, young wine, chestnut shoot, mustard noodles and other delicacies, customs are respected, tradition continues and shows and manifests hospitality, point out the Tourist Board of St. Martin. center_img Thus, Martinje became a cultural asset thanks to the Cultural Center of St. Martin – Croatia and the City of Dugo Selo. Cultural Center of St. Martin – Croatia received a Decision from the Directorate for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, which establishes that the Croatian traditions of celebrating St. Martin Bishop have the status of an intangible cultural property in the sense of Article 9, paragraph 1, indent 2 of the “Law on the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Property”.last_img read more

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HSBC Pension Scheme banks on annuities amid DC investment shake-up

first_imgMark Thompson, CIO at the fund, told IPE it plans to add a global bond fund to its options that is set to be managed by H2O Asset Management.Its global equity funds will be adjusted towards emerging markets, which will now account for 15% of holdings.Other non-UK equity holdings will increase to 75% of the fund, up from 60%.The fixed income and index-linked bond funds are both changing to pre-retirement funds to allow a more flexible allocation between long-dated UK Gilts and long-dated corporate bonds, thus moving away from the current prescriptive 50/50 split.Thompson said changes would allow its bond investments to better match annuities and with a duration hedge.The scheme is also adding an emerging market fund from Schroders and a diversified growth fund (DGF) from Investec Asset Management to add capacity to current managers.HSBC will add the choice of the capital lifestyle system from April 2015.The option will be designed to invest 100% in equities until 20 years before retirement before swapping into a DGF. Three years before retirement, funds will shift 25% into cash, allowing the member to access income drawdown.Thompson said HSBC had no plans to offer income drawdown in-house but would consider its approach as the product developed as an offering in the market.“We do not have predictions internally of how many people will use the capital lifestyle strategy, but it is important to have in there ready,” he added.The default annuity lifestyle investment strategy will remain 100% allocated to passive global equities until 20 years before retirement, before gradually investing in the scheme’s DGF offering.At 10 years before retirement, the strategy is equally split between global equities and DGF and begins moving into the fixed income bond fund. It shifts to a 25% cash allocation five years prior to retirement.The cash lifestyle option will be rejuvenated, becoming the default investment option for around 5,000 DB members transferring when the scheme closes to future accrual in July.Cash lifestyle has been used for DB members using the DC scheme for additional voluntary contributions (AVCs) – with members generally taking DC savings as a tax-free cash lump sum.The bank’s DB scheme closed to new members in 1996, meaning all current active members have significant built-up accrual rights in the final salary scheme.Read Taha Lokhandwala’s feature on the future of UK pensions and DC investment strategies The £2bn (€2.6bn) defined contribution (DC) HSBC UK Pension Scheme is keeping an annuity lifestyle strategy as its default option as it shakes up investment offerings.The scheme has created a new ‘capital lifestyle’ option for members to access income drawdown and will further utilise its ‘cash lifestyle’ for members moving from its defined benefit (DB) scheme.As the bank’s schemes prepares for the DC freedoms announced in last year’s Budget, it still believes the annuity lifestyle system – which moves from equities to diversified growth to annuity-matching strategies – will remain key for employees.The fund is also amending underlying investment funds offered to its DC members, increasing the total number on offer to 13, while amending six.last_img read more

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People moves: LPP’s Pardo exits; PensioenFederatie names Brussels chief

first_imgPensions Federation – Theo Langejan has started as director of the Brussels office of the Dutch Pensions Federation as of 1 June. He succeeds Sibylle Reichert, who has been appointed executive director of the Association International de la Mutualité in Brussels, an industry organisation for healthcare insurers.Langejan has been an adviser to the Pensions Federation since 2017. Prior to this, he was a senior adviser at consultancy firm Twynstra Gudde and the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs.Reichert has represented the Pensions Federation in Brussels for the past 10 years. She chaired the committee on occupational pensions of the European Association of Paritary Institutions for Social Protection (AEIP), and was active in a number of PensionsEurope’s working groups.Fondo Pensione Priamo – Nicola Settimo has been appointed as chair and Matteo Colamussi as deputy chair of the supervisory board of Italy’s Fondo Pensione Priamo, the second-pillar pension fund for public transport sector employees.Settimo takes over from the previous chair Mario Rocco Carlomagno while Colamussi, who was already a member of the fund’s supervisory board, replaces the previous deputy chair, Laura Moscetti.Changes to the composition of the supervisory board are made every three years by the fund’s assembly of delegates, with half being elected by the employees’ union and the other half by the association of employers. Settimo currently works for the Italian Labour Union as a manager responsible for rail and local public transport complementary pension policies, while Colamussi is general manager of southern Italian road and rail firm Ferrovie Appulo Lucane.Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) – Nico Marais has been appointed sole chief executive officer and head of the €415.6m asset manager, replacing Kristi Mitchem, who left WFAM in January to become CEO of BMO Global Asset Management.Marais recently shared the CEO role at WFAM with Kirk Hartman. The asset manager said Hartman will continue to serve as chief investment officer and take on the additional role of president of WFAM. Marais has been at WFAM since February 2017, having previously been head of multi-asset investments and portfolio solutions at Schroders. Hartman joined WFAM in 2002.PGIM – Cameron Lochhead has been named global head of PGIM’s institutional relationship group. Based in Newark, New Jersey, he will lead a team with representatives in Chicago, London, Munich, Singapore and Sydney, with plans to expand into Shanghai later this year.Lochhead joined Prudential Financial’s €1.2bn investment management business in 2016 as managing director. Before that he held senior roles at Russell Investments and was a partner at Guggenheim Partners in New York. Universal-Investment – The €36bn asset manager has appointed Daniel Andemeskel as head of innovation management, a newly created role. He joins from AXA Investment Managers in Paris, where he held a similar role.Andemeskel has been tasked with developing “new business models” and improving client service quality, Universal said. As part of this role, he will assess how the group can use artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain technology, digital assets and big data. CEO Michael Reinhard said: “It is precisely these skills that Universal-Investment needs to achieve our goals and remain one of the innovation drivers in the fund industry.”The German asset manager and investment platform aims to become the “leading European fund service platform for all asset classes” by 2023. Schroders – The UK-listed asset manager has hired Lisa Stuart as a client director to work with its UK institutional clients. Stuart joins from BlueBay Asset Management. Before that she was a consultant relations manager at BlueCrest Capital Management.Polar Capital  – The £13.8bn asset management group has appointed Gerard Cawley as head of its Japan investment team, replacing James Salter who has decided to take a break from the industry. Cawley has worked alongside Salter since joining Polar Capital in 2005 as a fund manager in the Japan team, and has been lead manager of the Polar Capital Japan Value fund since its launch in 2012. Alpha FMC – The investment consultant has hired benchmarking expert Emma Haffenden as a senior manager to broaden the types of benchmarking that Alpha currently undertakes. Haffenden was previously at Accenture where she was responsible for a number of strategic asset management benchmark programmes, following their acquisition of Investit in 2017. Alpha said the expansion of its benchmarking practice represented “a key milestone” in its expansion strategy. SimCorp – Christian Kromann has been appointed chief operating officer, a new position within the company. Kromann will take up the position on 1 August, joining from TIA Technology, where he was CEO. SimCorp provides technology and software to asset managers, institutional investors and consultants, including PenSam, Nordea, Willis Towers Watson, Universal-Investment, Storebrand and Groupama. Local Pensions Partnership, Pensions Federation, Fondo Pensione Priamo, Wells Fargo Asset Management, PGIM, Universal-Investment, Schroders, Polar Capital, Alpha FMC, SimCorpLocal Pensions Partnership (LPP) – Pedro Pardo has left his role as investment manager at LPP, the £15.2bn (€17.1bn) collaboration between three Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds. He joined last year following the Berkshire Pension Fund’s formal agreement to join LPP.Pardo was at Berkshire for eight years, supporting pension fund manager Nick Greenwood in overseeing the LGPS fund’s assets, which totalled £2.1bn as of 31 March 2018. Prior to joining Berkshire in 2010, he worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for 11 years.Pardo told IPE he planned to take some time off “while reassessing my next steps”.last_img read more

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UK pensions regulator to test trustee knowledge, understanding

first_imgThe UK’s pension regulator (TPR) plans to contact a large number of pension schemes to test levels of trustee knowledge and understanding and considering “appropriate action” where they fall below expectations, it announced today.First, however, it will review and update its code of practice on trustee knowledge and understanding and the trustee “toolkit”. The aim is to make its expectations clearer and drive up standards of trusteeship.TPR unveiled the plan when publishing its response to its Future of Trusteeship and Governance consultation, which drew a record 114 written responses.Another area of the consultation covered scheme governance structures, including a proposal that all schemes have an accredited professional trustee. After considerable opposition to the suggestion TPR has dropped it, and the regulator also said it would not immediately push for new measures to strengthen governance standards for sole trustees. “We are not at this stage going to introduce new measures in areas such as sole trusteeship and adding a professional trustee to boards”David Fairs, executive director of policy, TPR“We have listened carefully to what the industry has told us, and we are not at this stage going to introduce new measures in areas such as sole trusteeship and adding a professional trustee to boards,” said David Fairs, executive director of policy at TPR.“However, we will continue to monitor standards closely to ensure our expectations for scheme governance are met, and that the right action is taken where schemes do not improve. Only in this way, and by working with industry bodies, can we ensure savers are adequately protected.”TPR’s consultation also asked questions related to board diversity and on the back of the feedback the regulator today said it would establish and lead an industry working group to find ways of supporting schemes to take steps to improve trustee diversity.On consolidation in the defined contribution (DC) market, TPR said it would “continue to work with both industry and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to find solutions to overcome barriers to consolidation”.There are 29,570 occupational schemes with two or more DC members in the UK, the majority (95%) of which are micro, meaning they have two to 11 members.Industy reactionDavid Everett, partner at consultancy Lane Clark & Peacock, said TPR’s response to its consultation differed markedly from “where many observers might have thought it would end up, especially given the abrasive tone that accompanied its launch last July.”However, the regulator was right to have decided “to tread slowly and carefully,” he argued.“Perhaps the greatest surprise is that having huffed and puffed, the regulator has nothing specific to say about encouraging DC consolidation,” added Everett. “But maybe that is because the Department for Work and Pensions is about to issue its response to a separate consultation that will in time give the regulator some tools to put pressure on underperforming DC schemes to improve or consolidate.”Caroline Escott, policy lead for Investment and Stewardship at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, said TPR’s response would “allow good schemes of all shapes and sizes the space to continue to thrive, without burdening them with excessive regulation”.“The original consultation did however identify some complex and structural issues, and it will be important that the regulator continues to work with the industry to find solutions to these challenges,” she added.On the topic of governance, Laura Andrikopoulos, head of governance at Hymans Robertson, said it was positive that TPR had acknowledged that requirements for trustee knowledge and understanding differed for different types of scheme, such as DB and DC.Susan Hoare, partner at Aon, welcomed the revision of the code of practice, noting that the current one is 11 years old.“Our hope is that TPR takes this opportunity to connect the minimum requirements for all trustees with the combined skills and knowledge of the whole board,” she said. Instead it would support the Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) standards and the upcoming industry accreditation framework for professional trustees.last_img read more

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Man stabbed, hacked to death by 3 younger bros

first_imgRoger’s younger brothers Piji, 35, Fernando, 29, and Gerald, 25 weretagged suspects.  Piji, Fernando and Gerald tried to evade arrest but failed when policeofficers caught them in Barangay Manayupit, Maayon around 3 a.m. on Nov. 3. Garcia said they are looking into land dispute as the motive in thekilling. According to Garcia, the suspects – armed with bolo and knives –attacked Roger who was on his way home driving a motorcycle around 6:30 p.m. onNov. 2. The suspects were detained in the lock up cell of the Maayon municipalpolice station, facing charges./PN “Wala pa sya kapanaog sa iya motor sang binuno kag linabo sya sang tatlo nya kamga manghod,” Garcia told Panay News. The 43-year-old resident Roger Boluntad sustained hack and stab woundson the body, municipal police chief Lieutenant Marc Anthony Garcia said.  “Suno sa mga suspect gin-solo sang ila magulangang gin panubli nga ulumhan sang ila ginikanan,” he added. ROXAS City – A man was hacked and stabbed to death by his three youngerbrothers in Barangay Maalan, Maayon, Capiz. last_img read more

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Man hangs self

first_imgBACOLOD City – He was found dead hanginginside their house in Barangay 6. The 21-year-old resident Justin Abilaywas believed to have committed suicide, police said. The victim’s body was brought to a localmortuary for a “post-mortem” examination. According to police investigators, Abilayleft a note asking for forgiveness to his family. center_img Abilay was found lifeless by his friendFrexidol Villa around 2 p.m. on April 9, the police added. Officers of Police Station 2 have yet torule out foul play in the incident./PNlast_img read more

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Former Barcelona president urges Pique to stop panicking

first_img Loading… But Gaspart reasoned: “Regarding what Pique said, I’m not in agreement. “Pique is a Barca legend and has years ahead of him. There’s a strong football youth base and veterans with immense quality, like Leo Messi, and that can give Barca a lot of success. We’ll turn the page and not live the heat of that night because we have to bear the torture.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Care To Try A Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnut?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comebackcenter_img Former Barcelona president, Joan Gaspart, has urged Gerard Pique to rethink his reaction after their 8-2 Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich. Pique offered to quit after the shock result. read also:Pique demands drastic action at BarcelonaAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgNBA SCHEDULE-NETS-MAGICNets beat Magic 108-96, improve to 5-2 in restartLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jeremiah Martin and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot each scored 24 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 108-96 on Tuesday as both teams looked ahead to the playoffs.Dzanan Musa added 17 points and Tyler Johnson had 14 for the Nets, who improved to 5-2 in the restart with their third straight victory. They have one game remaining before a first-round series against defending champion Toronto. With the Nets locked into the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference and the Magic eighth, the teams went with limited rosters while getting players extra rest. Brooklyn suited up only nine players and Orlando used 10.In other NBA action: Associated Press —Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics ran past the Memphis Grizzlies, 122-107. The Grizzlies missed another chance to guarantee themselves a spot in the Western Conference play-in series. Boston, which has already locked up the Eastern Conference’s third seed, won its fourth straight. Gordon Hayward added 19 points and five assists. Ja Morant led Memphis with 26 points and 13 assists. —Keldon Johnson had 24 points and 11 rebounds and San Antonio kept alive its chances of becoming the first team in NBA history to make 23 consecutive playoff appearances with a 123-105 win over the Houston Rockets. San Antonio has won three straight and five out of seven inside the bubble. DeMar DeRozan added 23 points. Jakob Poeltl finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had 20 points and seven turnovers in his first game back in the lineup for Houston after missing two games with a bruised right quadriceps.MLB-ASTROS-ATHLETICS SUSPENSIONSAstros coach faces 20-game suspensionOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón faces a 20-game suspension and a fine for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland. That word comes from a person with direct knowledge of the punishment. In addition, the person said Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano will receive a six-game suspension and a fine. —The Chicago White Sox have reinstated shortstop Tim Anderson from the injured list and put infielder Leury Garcia on the IL with a sprained left thumb. Garcia appeared to be hurt after sliding into first in Monday night’s game at Detroit. He stayed in the game as a runner but was replaced defensively. NHL-KRAKEN SEASON TICKETSKraken to start season ticket seat selection in late AugustSEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken will allow fans who put down deposits on season tickets to begin selecting their seats later this month. The Kraken said Tuesday they will begin reaching out to fans beginning Aug. 24 so they can select seats and plans for when the team begins play for the 2021-22 season. The team has created 40 different seating plans and will be offering more than 9,000 22-game plans. The Kraken say the number of 22-game plans is the most in the NHL. They intend to have 5,000 season ticket plans priced at less than $100 per seat, per game and will have 500 single-game tickets priced at $40 or less. Less than an hour after the Big Ten’s announcement, the Pac-12 called a news conference to discuss a meeting with its universities’ presidents.Two people involved in the Pac-12′s decision told The Associated Press the season would be postponed until the spring, along with all fall sports. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the conference was still planning an official announcement.The Big Ten’s announcement comes six days after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only football schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.Instead, all fall sports in the Big Ten have been called off and a spring season will be explored. The decision was monumental but not a surprise. Speculation has run rampant for several days that the Big Ten was moving toward this decision. On Monday, coaches throughout the conference tried to push back the tide, publicly pleading for more time and threatening to look elsewhere for games this fall.SUPREME COURT-NCAA Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS Big Ten, Pac-12 won’t play football this fallUNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten and Pac-12 won’t play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football’s five power conferences out of a crumbling season amid the pandemic.center_img Ruling keeps NCAA from limiting some athlete compensationWASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing certain student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money as “educational expenses” will go into effect after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point.Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case. It plans to do so by mid-October.Kagan declined to put on hold a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In May it upheld a lower-court ruling prohibiting the NCAA from limiting compensation for education-related expenses for student-athletes. The ruling applies to athletes in Division I football and basketball programs.The NCAA said the ruling “effectively created a pay-for-play system for all student-athletes, allowing them to be paid both ‘unlimited’ amounts for participating in ‘internships’” and an additional $5,600 or more each year they remain eligible to play their sport. Laureano was hit by a pitch from Humberto Castellanos with one out in the seventh inning of Oakland’s 7-2 victory Sunday. He began exchanging words with a gesturing Cintrón then left first base, threw down his batting helmet and began sprinting toward Cintrón.In other MLB news:— The Cleveland Indians placed starters Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac on the restricted list after the pitchers broke team rules by leaving their hotel in Chicago and risking exposure to the coronavirus. Clevinger and Plesac went out Saturday night with a group of people following the Indians’ win over the White Sox. The team immediately sent Plesac home in a car service after learning he had violated the team’s code of conduct. The Indians were not aware Clevinger had been with him until after he flew back to Cleveland with the team and staff.—The Minnesota Twins have acquired infielder Ildemaro Vargas from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations. The teams announced the deal on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Vargas was one of the D-backs’ primary backups last season, playing in 92 games while batting .269 with six homers and 24 RBIs. He can play all four infield positions. — The Detroit Tigers put first baseman C.J. Cron on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain. Cron exited Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning. He was hurt on a freak play in which a hard-hit ball by Danny Mendick bounced off him and was recovered by pitcher Daniel Norris, who retired Mendick with a diving tag. Update on the latest sports August 11, 2020last_img read more

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Lagos Set for CAF Beach Soccer Championship

first_imgWith few days to the 2016 CAF Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations /2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifiers to be held at Eko Atlantic, the Lagos State Government has expressed its readiness to host a hitch free and glamorous tournament, from Tuesday 13 to Sunday 18 December.The Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations is the main international championship for beach soccer in Africa, mirroring that of the Africa Cup of Nations in association football, aiming to crown the best nation on the continent.The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament. They are Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Libya, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Morocco and Senegal. The State Government through Lagos State Sports Commission says it will leave nothing to chance not only to give the visiting African teams, coaches, and officials of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) the best of Lagos hospitality, but also ensure that the competition meets up to the standard expected.The Sports Commission has since swung into action with the inauguration of various sub-committees to work with the Main Organizing Committee (MOC) and other relevant authorities of CAF for the competition.The transport and security sub-committees are shuttling the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja to receive the delegates coming for the event even as nine CAF officials arrived from Cairo on Friday.The Nigerian team, Super Sand Eagles will move into the Eko Hotel on today from their camp.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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WG softball drops close one to Baldwinsville

first_imgMeanwhile, the Wildcats notched a run in the fifth and seized a 4-2 lead with three runs in the top of the sixth. Rachel Shackleton’s triple was the big blow as she got two RBIs, with Sophia VanHorn and Emma Garvey both doubling in runs.Yet B’ville used a run in the sixth to cut WG’s lead to 4-3, and won it by scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh. Hoovler only allowed six hits, but walked seven. Emma Johnson hit a solo home run for the Bees.It didn’t take long for the Wildcats to bounce back, hitting at will against Central Square a day later as it scored eight runs in the second inning to break a 1-1 tie and tacked on eight more runs in the next two frames. WG beat the Redhawks 17-7 as Abbey VanHorn set a career mark by earning six RBIs. Garvey scored four runs, with Jessica Simon and Mo Hoover each getting two RBIs. Shackleton, Arlea Vecchio, Sophia VanHorn and Maddy Tibbetts each had two hits and one RBI.Westhill won a wild 19-14 decision over Homer last Monday. Even though it scored six times in the first inning, the Warriors needed 11 unanswered runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to break out of an 8-8 tie.Janae Ricks hit a pair of home runs and scored four times. Jaida Welch got four RBIs, with Ricks, Vittoria Milti, Emma Shampine and Abigial Edgar each driving in three runs. Tatiana Wicker added two hits and two RBIs. Sarah Balduzzi scored three runs.Jordan-Elbridge handled Mexico 14-1 last Tuesday, netting five runs in the first inning and scoring in every inning afterward.The Eagles had 17 hits, 16 of them singles, with Megan Bard getting four RBIs and Ella Bard driving in three runs. Freshman pitcher Alexis Delfavero struck out 10 Tigers and only allowed four hits.Potent as the Eagles were there, it went in the other direction on Thursday as Cazenovia shut them out 5-0, but on Saturday J-E again bounced back, defeating Union Springs 5-2.Gabriella Bard and Ranait McGuire both doubled twice, with Bard getting a pair of RBIs. McGuire and Delfavero earned three hits apiece and Megan Bard added two hits.Bishop Ludden, who was 1-4 going into last Monday’s game against Tully, made a late comeback in that game, the Gaelic Knights pulling out an 8-7 decision over the Black Knights.Then Ludden was set to face state Class D no. 4-ranked Fabius-Pompey on Thursday, but that got postponed, as did many other local contests due to rains that fell the night before.Off until Saturday, Ludden lost that day to Utica-Notre Dame 19-3. Kaitlyn Kibling had two hits and Ally Royal scored twice, but the Jugglers got 19 hits, four each by Kennedy McCoy, Jackie Roberts and Gabby Ellison as Roberts earned four RBIs.Many of these teams had other games postponed by wet weather that lingered throughout last week and could affect this week’s games, too.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Through the first half of its regular season, the West Genesee softball team maintained a .500 record, though the heart of its SCAC Metro division slate was still in front of them.With a chance at a quality road win last Monday at Baldwinsville, the Wildcats were in great position, only to surrender it and fall 5-4 to the Bees.A pair of second-inning runs had B’ville in front 2-0, but WG pitcher Kayla Hoovler settled down and blanked the Bees over the next three frames.center_img Tags: Bishop LuddenJ-ESoftballWest GeneseeWesthilllast_img read more

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