The acclaimed Dave’s Picks archival Grateful Dead series has just announced the 20th volume in their archival series, this time opting for some 80’s Dead–from December 9th, 1981 at Colorado University’s Events Center in Boulder.The last show of a 10-day run, Dave’s new “pick” finds the band cranking out back-to-back high-energy sets. Set one is filled with top-notch Jerry performances (“Friend Of The Devil,” “Bird Song”) and a very rare pairing of Bobby songs (“Cassidy,” “Looks Like Rain”). The second set is a powerhouse of tight playing, featuring a nearly perfect “Scarlet>Fire,” excellent organ work from Brent Mydland that takes “Estimated Prophet” to an otherworldly level, and a double encore fit for “rock ‘n’ roll excellence.”And if that wasn’t enticing enough, this show is packed with classic covers like Merle Haggard‘s “Mama Tried,” The Rascals’ “Good Lovin’,” and a handful of Rolling Stones tunes, including “Little Red Rooster,” “Around and Around,” and potentially the very best version of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” that the Dead ever played.Taken from 7″ reel-to-reel master tapes, Dave’s Picks Volume 20 offers up top-notch sound quality and a robustness that was unusual for the tape recordings at this time. As always, it has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman and it is limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies.Dave’s Picks Volume 20 will be available via dead.net on November 1st. You can see the full setlist from the show below:12/9/81 – The Grateful Dead – Events Center (Colorado University) – Boulder, COSET 1:Cold Rain and SnowJack StrawFriend of the DevilLittle Red RoosterBird SongMama TriedMexicali BluesCandymanCassidyLooks Like RainChina Cat SunflowerI Know You RiderSET 2:Scarlet BegoniasFire on the MountainEstimated ProphetHe’s GoneDrumsThe Other OneStella BlueAround and AroundGood Lovin’ENCORE:U.S. BluesSatisfaction[Cover Photo via EW]
“This should entail an appropriate mix of centralised powers and tools and a clear mandate to reinforce supervisory convergence.”Bernardino said insurance providers following a standard design template for such “profit-sharing” PEPP products could receive more favourable regulatory treatment.“Provided that, by design, these collective profit-sharing products avoid the exposure to short-term market volatility, the regulatory treatment in Solvency II could be aligned to the risks effectively incurred, resulting possibly in lower capital requirements,” he said.He also reiterated the supervisor’s proposals for a hands-on policy for the creation of PEPPs.In February, EIOPA favoured a parallel, so-called second-regime approach for PEPPs and advised the Commission to adopt standardised information provision, standard investment choices, regulated but flexible charge caps, and flexible biometric and guarantee options as part of its technical advice.However, a Commission consultation exercise, launched in July and which closes at the end of October, presented four options, including enhanced co-operation between EU member states, creating a new product similar to a US individual retirement account (IRA), a voluntary approach based on common features and outright harmonisation.Martin Merlin, director in the Commission’s directorate general for financial services and the capital markets union, said it was too early to say whether there would be draft legislation on PEPPs but indicated that a decision was expected in the first half of 2017.Merlin acknowledged the hurdle of taxation and said the Commission had a study underway.“One possibility is to see to it that a new potential European pension product gets at least the same treatment that national products get, so that the European product is not disadvantaged against national products,” he said.Bernardino said the supervisory approach developed for collective risk-sharing PEPPs could be applied to defined contribution occupational schemes.“A further important step would be the design of a simple and transparent second regime for defined contribution occupational pension schemes,” he said, adding that such a framework could provide a cross-border platform for multinational sponsors.The chairman also acknowledged the need to make the CMU tangible for European consumers and said PEPPs could be part of this process.But he conceded that trust in personal pensions was lacking in many countries and said many products were sub-optimal in investment design and in scale. Gabriel Bernardino, chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), today called for new powers to create a supervisory regime for Pan-European Personal Pension (PEPPs) products with collective risk-sharing characteristics.Boosting investment in personal pensions is a policy objective of the keystone Capital Markets Union (CMU) policy of the Juncker Commission, which aims to boost investment in areas like infrastructure and SME lending, and is seen as a way to boost Europe’s pension savings gap.Bernardino called for the CMU project to prioritise supervisory convergence to boost cross-border PEPP provision and ensure consistent quality of supervision between EU member states.“The evolution of the PEPP needs to be accompanied with an evolution in the powers and tools available to EIOPA,” the chairman told the supervisor’s annual conference in Frankfurt this morning.
Source: Ghanaweb The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced changes to its qualifiers for the next edition of the U-20 and U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.During the continental football governing body’s Executive committee meeting which was held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, in Cairo, it was confirmed that the qualifiers of the next edition of the U-20 & U-17 Africa Cup of Nations will be played as a zonal final tournament by the 6 zones of CAF.Each zone will organize a final tournament that will qualify to CAF’s final tournament: AFCON U-17, Morocco 2021 and AFCON U-20, Mauritania 2021.The Zones are responsible for opening the engagements, the choice of the host country subject to CAF validation, and the format of the tournament.Two teams will qualify from each zone except for the zone of the host country of CAF final tournament (Morocco for the U-17 and Mauritania for the U-20) which will qualify only one team in addition to the team of the host country which is automatically qualified.Concerning the format of the final tournament, the Executive Committee decided to adopt the attached format.As for the dates of the qualifiers of the U-17 zonal final tournaments, they should be played from 15th June to end July 2020.The U-20 zonal final tournaments should be played from 1st October to 21st October 2020 or from 4th to 24th November 2020.