England facing Ashes whitewash because leading players let them down

first_img The Ashes: 10 moments, little and large, that decided the series Instead, England are facing a whitewash because their leading players let them down. It’s not (just) that they lost to a better team, it’s that they never played their best cricket. That starts with Joe Root, a great batsman held back by the obvious promise of how much better again he could be. Since the start of the India tour in November 2016 Root has made it to 50 in 13 of the 15 Tests he has played but pushed on past 100 only three times – at Rajkot, Edgbaston and Lord’s. There are Hare Krishnas at the Heathrow baggage claim who have better conversion rates.In that same stretch of time Steve Smith played 15 Tests, too. He made it to 50 in 11 of them and went on to score seven hundreds. Smith played a couple of defining innings in both of Australia’s key contests this year, in India and at home to England. His hundreds in the third innings at Pune and the first innings at Brisbane were the only centuries anyone made on either side and Australia won both games. Smith has emerged, now, as the best of Test cricket’s four bright young things, ahead of Root, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli.Since Root made his debut in the winter of 2012 he has scored more 50s in defeats than any other player in the world. There have been 15 of them altogether. All those pretty 50s, gritty 50s, brilliant as they are, don’t win Tests. Hundreds do, and England have never lost a match in which Root went on to a century. Trevor Bayliss says his team could “take lessons” from Smith’s “concentration and hunger for runs”. Root should. But he is in the middle of an intensive course in the art of captaincy and doesn’t have too much spare time to study crease occupation too.The captaincy has seemed to weigh heavy on him because he has had so little support from his senior team-mates. Take his two vice-captains. Ben Stokes’s only contributions to this tour have been the never-ending questions about how the team cope without him. Stokes’s replacement, Jimmy Anderson, got dunked by Ben Duckett and had a public pop at his own coaches, which left Root having to deny there was a rift in the squad.Anderson has, at least, held his end on the field, with 12 wickets at under 26 each. Which brings us to Stuart Broad, whose 2017 Ashes five-for has been stretched out across five innings and cost 309 runs. In the last five years Broad has bowled more overs in international cricket than any other fast bowler. There have been 2,310 altogether, more than a quarter as many again as Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. Like any precision tool he has been ground down by continual use. It has been almost two years since he took five wickets in a Test innings, a year since he took four. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest Read more features Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Jason Gillespie The Spin Ashes 2017-18 Cricket England cricket teamcenter_img Australia cricket team Share on Facebook Support The Guardian A tale of two captains: Smith sets the standard while Root lacks resources The Ashes Reuse this content Frank Tyson, the quickest Englishman of them all, wrote that the “coming of guile to a fast bowler can be like the advance of creeping paralysis to the body”, that it “takes away the real desire and very reasons for wanting to bowl quick”. Broad, who has been struggling with heel and knee injuries, bowls like a man who is more worried about his dwindling supply of fuel than he is about how hot he can stoke the fire. Like Alastair Cook, who has made 83 runs at 13 each, Broad must be beginning to worry whether his form will ever snap back.That leaves Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali, who have struggled to encroach on the series, let alone impose themselves on it. They’ve been on tour of the outer reaches of their own abilities as well as Australia’s cities. There will be a reckoning if England lose these next two Tests as Root asks himself who among his team-mates has the hunger and discipline England will need to rebuild for the summer ahead. He may reach some uncomfortable conclusions about the way he and his oldest team-mates have played these last few weeks.• This is an extract taken from The Spin, the Guardian’s weekly cricket email. To subscribe, just visit this page and follow the instructions. Australia sport Topics There go the AshesThe Ashes are gone, to begin with. Switch off the TV, dial down the radio and flick over the back pages. Fans back home can console themselves by forgetting all about it and staying in bed late. But for England, adrift in Australia, there’s a hard rearguard ahead as they try to escape from the final two Tests with the team intact. Some will be playing for their places, perhaps even their careers. So far they have been beaten in every key moment by a team that have three faster bowlers, a more commanding captain and a sharper spinner. “They’ve outplayed us in all three games,” said Joe Root, and that just about covers it.If the overall result was predictable – before the series started, all six of the Guardian’s cricket writers thought Australia would win – the performances have not been. Six weeks ago the key weakness in England’s squad looked to be the number of rookies they had picked. Well, Dawid Malan has been their best batsman, Craig Overton brought dash to the attack and stiffened the tail too, Mark Stoneman has batted with grit and James Vince with grace. Between them they’ve done enough, if not more. Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

Interview Smart Ships Are Coming

first_imgIn a time dominated by smart technology and automation being applied across the board, from industrial production to our homes and smart phones, we are witnessing an advancement of this technology in the marine sector as well aimed at making even ships autonomous. Oskar Levander, Vice President of Innovation, Marine at Rolls-RoyceWorld Maritime News spoke with Oskar Levander, Vice President of Innovation, Marine at Rolls-Royce about what might the rise of the smart steel giants of the sea bring to the table and when could this happen. Here is what we found out:WMN: Given that the smart ship concept has been investigated by a number of companies for some time now, when could we expect a more proactive move to autonomous shipping to launch and what is needed for this to happen? Levander: We envisage a remotely operated vessel in local waters as the first stage and in operation by 2020. By 2025 we hope to have a remotely operated vessel at open sea and five years after that we expect unmanned ocean going vessels to be a common sight on the ocean. Tugs, along with road ferries, are likely to be one of the first places we will see the commercial use of remotely operated and autonomous vessels. Tugs and road ferries are most likely to fall under the control of individual flag states. These have the capacity to make special dispensation for their operation. WMN: What is key technologically speaking for it to become a reality? Levander: The technologies needed to make remote and autonomous ships a reality exist – the sensor technology needed is sound and commercially available and the algorithms needed for robust decision support systems – the vessels’ ‘virtual captain’ – are not far away.For remote and autonomous shipping to become a reality we need change at all regulatory levels. To secure regulatory approval, the support of ship owners, operators and seafarers, as well as wider public acceptance, the operation of remote and autonomous ships will obviously need to be at least as safe as existing vessels.The legal challenges of constructing and operating a demonstration vessel at a national level need to be explored, while simultaneously considering appropriate rule changes at the IMO.WMN: Having in mind the current tonnage overcapacity and lack of capital for new investments, how would you assess the interest of owners in investing in this type of ships? What are the benefits for owners when compared to the current type of ships?Levander: Growing worldwide interest in remote and autonomous shipping has been driven by the potential benefits. They are expected to be safer, more efficient and cheaper both to build and to run.According to a report published by insurance company Allianz in 2012 between 75 and 96 percent of marine accidents are a result of human error. This is often as a result of fatigue. Remote controlled and autonomous ships don’t get tired and will reduce the risk of injury and even death amongst ship’s crews and the potential loss or damage of valuable assets.Remote controlled and autonomous vessels can be designed with a larger cargo capacity, better hydrodynamics and less wind resistance. With no crew to accommodate certain features of today’s ships, for example, the deck house, the crew accommodation and elements of the ventilation, heating and sewage systems can be removed. This will make the ship lighter, cutting energy and fuel consumption, reducing operating and construction costs and facilitating new designs.As a consequence an autonomous general cargo vessel might reduce transport costs by approximately 20% compared to a more traditional vessel.Intelligent ships will also provide a response to a growing maritime skills shortage. Ships are becoming increasingly complex with more systems, needing more skilled, operatives.WMN: How will the future of smart ships affect the seafarers in regard to diminished need for workforce? Could the future intelligent shipping fleet endanger the enormous maritime workforce?Levander: Some ships, such as cruise ships, are always likely to need crew if only in a customer service, safety and reassurance capacity.Technology developed for unmanned ships, such as intelligent awareness systems, will be used to improve the safety and operations of manned vessels too.At the same time changes in lifestyle and expectations are reducing the attractiveness of seafaring as a career with fewer people wanting to spend weeks at a time away from home and family. Remote and autonomous operations could see the transfer of seafaring jobs, requiring high levels of education and skills, from sea to remote operations centres on land and make them more attractive to young people entering the industry.WMN: Rolls-Royce unveiled its vision of land-based centers which would monitor and control smart ships around the world. Would the entire autonomous fleet be controlled the same way? What might be other potential options?Levander: It is unlikely that there will be a single autonomous solution applicable to all vessel types but a blend of autonomous and remote control; sailing autonomously in open water independently picking the best route and speed and remotely controlled where more advanced manoeuvres are required – navigating in congested waters and entering and leaving port. Some, such as cruise ships, and those carrying potentially hazardous cargos are always likely to need crew if only in a customer service, safety and reassurance capacity.WMN: Speaking of safety and reliability of smart ships, do we have the necessary technology for such ships to operate worldwide? Could these be more prone to malfunctions, accidents or even piracy while at sea?Levander: Significantly more standardised and reliable ships will be essential if they are to operate at sea for several weeks without on board engineers.The standardisation of ship systems, the collection and analysis of significant quantities of operating data and the development of enhanced analytic capabilities (through equipment health monitoring ) will be crucial to the development of remote and autonomous ships by providing a massive set of historic statistical data from which robust trends can be drawn and valid predictions of ship reliability made.WMN: On the topic of piracy, have you considered potential technological solutions for smart ships in cases of attacks?Levander: Uncrewed ships could potentially be more secure than traditional vessels by design, as they can be built to be very difficult to board. Even if pirates got aboard, access to the controls could be made unavailable. Indeed, the computers in command could immobilize the ship or have it steam in a circle, making it relatively easy for naval authorities to reach it. Recapture would also be easier than is usually the case in such situations, because there would be no crew held hostage.And without a captured crew to ransom, the target of the piracy is significantly less valuable.Cybersecurity will be critical to the safe and successful operation of remote and autonomous vessels. Rolls-Royce will exploit nearly 20 years’ experience of cyber security in our Nuclear and Aero Businesses.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Rolls-Roycelast_img read more

Suez Canal Ecoslops to Undertake Feasibility Study

first_imgzoom The Suez Canal Economic Zone and France-based Ecoslops agreed to join forces in a detailed feasibility study on recovering oil residues from ships transiting the canal.Ecoslops and the Suez Canal Economic Zone have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to combine their efforts to conduct a study on the regulatory, technical, financial and commercial aspects of the project.The project aims to contribute to increasing the competitiveness of the Suez Canal and Egyptian ports by providing a collection and waste treatment service, as well as providing ship owners with essential traceability on their hydrocarbon waste. The goal of both parties is to complete this study by the third quarter of 2018.The project is supported by the French government through financial assistance to the study (FASEP), and the Economical service of the French Embassy in Cairo.Ecoslops’ technology transforms oil residues from slops and sludge into new fuels and light bitumen. The company has estimated the potential for recovering oil residues transiting the Suez Canal at more than 40,000 tonnes per year, based on 18,000 passages and 7,000 ports of call. Egypt world-class ports, like Alexandria, record more than 5,000 calls a year, which also have significant potential for waste generation.last_img read more

Scorpio Bulkers Signs Sale and Leaseback Deal for SBI Hermes

first_imgMonaco-based bulker owner Scorpio Bulkers has secured a sale and leaseback agreement for one of its Ultramaxes with an unnamed party. Under the terms of the transaction, the company will sell the 2016-built dry bulk vessel SBI Hermes for USD 20.5 million and then lease it back from the buyer through a five-year bareboat charter agreement at a rate of USD 5,850 per day.If converted to floating interest rates, based on the expected weighted average life of the transaction, the equivalent cost of financing at current swap rates would be LIBOR plus 1.39% per annum, Scorpio Bulkers said.The transaction also provides the company with options to repurchase the vessel beginning on the third anniversary of the sale until the end of the bareboat charter agreement.As informed, this transaction, which shall be treated as a financial lease for accounting purposes, increases the company’s liquidity by approximately USD 11.3 million after repayment of the vessel’s existing loan.Built in Japan, the Liberia-flagged ship has a capacity of 77,674 cubic meters.Scorpio Bulkers has an operating fleet of 57 vessels consisting of 56 wholly-owned or finance leased drybulk vessels and one-time chartered-in Ultramax vessel. The company’s owned and finance leased fleet has a total carrying capacity of approximately 3.9 million dwt.last_img read more

Nova Scotians Reminded To Test for Radon

first_img For more information on radon gas, testing, and Health Canada guidelines, go to the Department of Environment’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/nse/airlandwater/radon.asp . seal all cracks and openings in foundation walls and floors and around pipes and drains paint basement floors and foundation walls with two coats of paint and a sealant renovate existing basement floors, particularly earth floors Protecting homes and loved ones from radon gas is easy and inexpensive. Radon is a naturally occurring gas with no taste or smell that is formed when uranium breaks down in soil and rocks. Mail-in testing devices are affordable user-friendly. “When released into the outdoor air radon is diluted and harmless, but when it’s released in an enclosed space like a home, it can sometimes accumulate to high levels,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer. “Radon becomes a risk to health when people are exposed to high levels over many years, which is why it’s important to test homes.” Winter months, when windows and doors are usually closed, is an ideal time to test how much radon is accumulating in living spaces from soil under buildings. Health Canada guidelines recommend that radon not exceed 200 bequerels per cubic metre in buildings and homes. Testing devices, including mail-in laboratory analysis, are available through environmental testing companies or on the Internet for $50 to $100. Health Canada recommends the devices be left in place for at least three months. Most radon problems are easily resolved. Homeowners can hire a contractor to resolve the problem. If a radon test shows levels above 200 bequerels per cubic metre:last_img read more

TORONTO TAKES STEPS TO END LOCKED OUT OF WORKERS AT THE CNE

first_imgWorkers say the venue’s Board of Governors locked them out of their jobs on July 19 after months of negotiations for a new collective agreement, and that management has refused to bargain in good faith.The situation has become significantly more intense on Friday with the launch of 2018’s Canadian National Exhibition. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Facebook Things are heating up at The Ex this week as skilled technical workers remain locked out amidst an ongoing labour dispute between their union and the city.City of Toronto has locked out @iatse58 long enough, time to get back to the bargaining table so CNE and other events can move forward. Earlier today City Council petitioned for a special meeting tomorrow afternoon. https://t.co/K8PLoxbBYD— Mike Layton (@m_layton) August 20, 2018Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 58, which represents workers with technical and staging expertise, have been picketing outside the city-owned Exhibition Place for almost a month now. Twitter AppleMarklast_img read more

South Sudan UNICEF sounds alarm on catastrophic food insecurity in country

“The situation in South Sudan is catastrophic, and even more so for children,” UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac told a news briefing in Geneva, where he also pointed out that so far this year, the agency has treated 120,000 children under age five for severe malnutrition; a nearly 50 per cent increase over the same period in 2015.Initially, UNICEF had been planning to provide support to 166,000 children in 2016, but that figure has been revised to more than 250,000, he added.Seven out of the country’s 10 states have reached the malnutrition-rate-emergency threshold of 15 per cent, while in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, the malnutrition rate stands at 33 per cent, he explained.UNICEF has also noted a sharp rise in malnutrition in South Sudan’s urban areas, including the capital, Juba, where the rates of children admitted for malnutrition to UNICEF-supported Al-Sabbah children’s hospitals were some 20 per cent higher in the first six months of 2016 than for the same period last year. The spokesperson cited the country’s inflation rate as one of the main reasons for the high increase, explaining that it made basic household staples too expensive for many families.Mr. Boulierac stated that while UNICEF could not provide figures of children dying from starvation, “one quarter of a million children in South Sudan are facing severe malnutrition.”According to the spokesperson, with a number of roads inaccessible, the ongoing conflict has further limited UNICEF’s ability to respond – leaving, in the most urgent cases, the more expensive option of air transport for delivering supplies.Additionally, Mr. Boulierac stressed that “due to insecurity and the rainy season, UNICEF staff in South Sudan are unable to be fully mobile and deliver their goods and services.”Mr. Boulierac said that of the $154.5 million UNICEF needs for South Sudan in 2016, the Fund had, to date, received only $52 million to assist with water and sanitation; child support services; nutrition; health; and education.He indicated that more than 900,000 children have been displaced in the country, which – with 1.8 million children, or 51 per cent of school-age youngsters out of school – also had the highest proportion of out-of-school children in the world.“An estimated 16,000 children had been recruited by armed groups, and there were concerns that the renewed violence would lead to a further expansion of that practice,” explained the spokesperson.He also called attention to the fact that sexual violence and rape had been used as a weapon of war, saying “all the ingredients were there to be extremely concerned.”Between 8 and 25 July, at least 72 civilian deaths and 217 cases of sexual violence had been documented in Juba alone.The spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), William Spindler, added that the total number of South Sudanese refugees in the region stood at 917,418 – most of whom are sheltering in Uganda.The recent fighting in South Sudan between rival forces – the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to President Salva Kiir and the SPLA in Opposition backing First Vice-President Riek Machar – erupted in and around Juba, on 7 July, close to the fifth anniversary of its independence.The young country has faced ongoing challenges since a political face-off between the two leaders erupted into conflict in December 2013. The crisis has produced one of the world’s worst displacement situations with immense suffering for civilians. read more

Talk to focus on using corporate social responsibility to cater to investors

A firm’s use of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives could be beneficial for more than just the good of society, says a leading American scholar.In this week’s Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series, An Yan, Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, will share his research examining how investing in CSR can attract investors, investment flow and a higher stock return.He will present the findings of his co-authored paper “Catering incentive in corporate social responsibility investment.”The talk will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Goodman School of Business Room 205. Goodman faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend.The speaker series provides an informal opportunity to listen to and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with international business colleagues.Brock community members interested in attending the talk can email Jennifer Brisson at jbrisson@brocku.ca to reserve a seat. read more

Louisville guard Yacine Diop out with left knee injury

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville guard Yacine Diop will miss the rest of this season after tearing her left anterior cruciate ligament against No. 19 Arizona State.Diop was injured in the first minute of Friday’s 58-56 semifinal victory at the Southpoint Shootout in Las Vegas. Women’s basketball spokesman Nick Evans says the program will evaluate eligibility options for Diop, a graduate transfer from Pittsburgh. She averaged 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in four games with two starts for the No. 5 Cardinals (5-0).The 5-foot-10 Senegal native redshirted during the 2016-17 season with an injury before returning to lead the Panthers in scoring (15.7 points per game) and rebounding (6.4) last year. Diop left Pitt at 18th place in career scoring with 1,093 points.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

Apple thought to be working on a Surfacestyle keyboard cover for iPad

first_imgEver since Microsoft unveiled the Surface and its slick Touch Cover there have been Apple fans clamoring for Apple to release something similar for the iPad. Now, it sounds like they just might get their wish.According to Jamie Ryan’s contacts in Cupertino, Apple has been working on a prototype cover for the iPad. It’s being looked at as a way to further differentiate the two models. The iPad mini has taken over as the go-to option for consumers that want a device for content consumption, while the iPad has donned a business suit and become more of a GTD machine.Theoretically, Apple does already make a keyboard for the iPad — the Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard. It’s not an elegant solution by any means. With iWork now shipping as a free app for new iPads, the time is right for a smartly-designed, first-party keyboard.Ryan underscores the fact that his sources say Apple has been playing with prototypes. There’s a chance that this Surface-style Touch Cover for the iPad may never make it to market. Then again, first-party accessories aren’t a new gambit for Apple.If Apple thinks they’ve come up with a keyboard cover that’s more compelling than what iOS accessory makers have to offer, they aren’t going to hold back. There’s good money to be made on accessory sales, and those profits are highly desirable when margins on the devices themselves are sliding slightly.We’re also creeping up on the 2013 holiday season. It’s a perfect time for Apple to launch some new in-house accessories, since buyers of new devices will be looking for add-ons — and existing iPad owners might get caught up in the excitement, too.We’ll find out what Apple has up its sleeve tomorrow.last_img read more

Irish PM Leo Varadkar says nodeal Brexit could lead to united

first_imgLONDON: A no-deal Brexit could lead to a united Ireland as more people in Northern Ireland would “come to question the union” with Britain, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said. His comments came after new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the current Brexit deal was unacceptable and set preparations for leaving the EU without an agreement as a “top priority” for his right-wing government. Also Read – UK, EU Brexit teams to meet twice-weekly in September Advertise With Us Tension around the withdrawal deal centres on the so-called Irish backstop, a mechanism designed to preserve the bloc’s single market and prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland. Varadkar warned a no-deal Brexit could see more people in the North question the union with England, Scotland and Wales. “People who you might describe as moderate nationalists or moderate Catholics who were more or less happy with the status quo will look more towards a united Ireland,” Varadkar said Friday at a summer school in county Donegal, the Irish Independent newspaper and other media reported. Also Read – Climate change: Australia downgrades outlook for Great Barrier Reef to ‘very poor’ Advertise With Us “And increasingly you see liberal Protestants, liberal unionists starting to ask the questions as to where they feel more at home. “Is it in a nationalist Britain that’s talking about potentially bringing back the death penalty and things like that? Or is it part of a common European home and part of Ireland?” said Vardakar, whose heavily trade-dependent nation stands to lose most from a messy EU-UK split. Advertise With Us Vardakar said there could be no Brexit deal without the Irish backstop, which Johnson is committed to abolishing. Johnson has staked his reputation on bringing Britain out of the EU by the current deadline of October 31, meaning that if new negotiations are refused the UK would crash out without a deal in place. “I think one of the things ironically that could really undermine the union is a hard Brexit, both for Northern Ireland and for Scotland. That’s a problem they’re going to have to face,” Varadkar said, according to the Independent. Separately, Ireland’s foreign minister said on Friday that Johnson had deliberately set Britain on a “collision course” with the EU over Brexit negotiations. “He seems to have made a deliberate decision to set Britain on a collision course with the European Union and with Ireland in relation to the Brexit negotiations,” Simon Coveney was quoted by Irish state broadcaster RTE as saying. European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told Johnson on Thursday that EU officials have no mandate to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement, and chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said eliminating the Irish backstop was “unacceptable”.last_img read more

Woman son killed in road accident in UP

first_imgKaushambi (UP): A woman and her son were killed on Sunday after their scooty rammed into a stationary tractor-trolley on the National Highway-2 here, police said. The incident took place near the Imamganj crossing when Gabol Pandey (45) and her son Akshat Pandey (16) were going to Allahabad, a police officer said. They died on the spot, police said. The bodies have been sent for postmortem.last_img

Bill would defang banks ability to pressure delinquent debtors

first_imgThe government and stakeholders in the finance industry pushed back against a proposal to make it more difficult for lenders to place companies in liquidation/receivership that was discussed by MPs on Tuesday.Under a bill authored by the Greens’ George Perdikis and independent MP Anna Theologou, a company would be able to apply to a court to freeze the liquidation process until the court determines that the process is warranted.As the law stands, companies are able to take recourse to court in such cases, although such an application does not stop the liquidation process in its tracks. The new bill aims to change that.Specifically, the bill relates to the floating charge debenture, an agreement between a bank and a company taking out a loan.The floating charge is attached to the assets of a company, and is one method employed by banks to secure a loan (or a group of loans). It is a charge on both the company’s fixed assets and non-fixed assets.Upon registration of a floating charge, the debtor issues a debenture to the creditor. Consolidating a security in the event a debtor company is placed in liquidation and/or under receivership is one of the most common terms of such an agreement. The receiver’s task is to ‘dispose’ off all the company’s assets (at ‘fair’ value) so as to allow repayment of the company’s debt obligations.A company may continue to dispose of its assets until these are consolidated by the bank. If debtors fail to meet their debt obligations, the floating charge is converted into a fixed charge, and ownership rights may be ‘transferred’ to the bank.But Perdikis argues that, more often than not, in practice banks in Cyprus act as asset-stripping jackals, having no regard for helping a corporation stay viable.According to data from the Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, each year some 150 companies are placed in receivership.“This state of affairs is an atom bomb for companies, allowing banks to carry out arbitrary practices.Instead of salvaging a corporation, they appoint receivers and take the company apart,” the MP said.But both the banks as well as certified accountants associations opposed Perdikis’ idea, saying it would defang the banks’ ability to put pressure on delinquent debtors.They said that companies often deny bank-appointed liquidators access to their premises until they have disposed of the assets and nothing is left for the creditors.As a result, banks are forced to go after the debt guarantors.Moreover, the head of the Insolvency Service George Karotsakis warned that implementing Perdikis’ proposal would expose lenders to more risk, thus jeopardising the credit rating of the Cypriot financial system.“We do not want to see those [corporate debtors] who are not consistent with their obligations, or who are strategic defaulters, continue to operate in the economy,” he added.Some MPs advocated tweaking the current legislation so that, while protecting banks from deliberate defaulters, it would force lenders to exhaust all possibilities before taking ownership of a company’s assets through receivership.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityReassurance for your refugeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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