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  • Technology company Philips warns of funding shortfall at pension scheme

    first_imgThe Philips scheme has, therefore, ruled out the possibility of indexation next year. Earlier this year, the pension fund announced that it would reduce its matching portfolio from 70% to 60% in favour of its return portfolio.Its new strategic liabilities portfolio is now 35% euro-denominated government bonds, with allocations of 5% each for global government paper (including UK and US bonds), global credit, mortgages, high-yield credit and emerging market debt.The Philips scheme’s new strategic allocation in the return portfolio consists of holdings in equity (28%), property (10%), commodities (1%) and cash (1%).Last summer, the pension fund’s matching portfolio was 62.5% euro-denominated bonds and 15% global bonds, credit and mortgages.The Philips scheme fell 0.2 percentage points short of its benchmark with its quarterly return.It attributed the underperformance to the fact it failed to adjust the benchmark on a daily basis when rebuilding its investment portfolio.It also pointed out that the combined effect of its interest and inflation hedges had shaved 0.1% from the previous quarter’s return.The pension fund did not provide specific return figures for the individual asset classes, saying only that its commodity investments produced a loss.Philips Pensioenfonds has 102,640 participants in total, of which 57,320 are pensioners and 14,175 are active members. The €17bn pension fund of Dutch technology company Philips has warned of an expected funding shortfall, due to the combined effects of a riskier investment mix, low interest rates and stricter accounting rules within the new financial assessment framework (FTK). Despite generating a 4% return over the last quarter, the scheme saw its funding fall by 4 percentage points to 113% in September, following further drops in interest rates, which are used for discounting liabilities.The scheme’s required funding level increased from 107% to 109%, and the pension fund said it expected further increases once it completed the restructuring of its portfolio. It also said it expected that the stricter rules of the new FTK – which will come into force on 1 January 2015 – would lead to an additional increase in the required funding, which could rise to 117%, it said.last_img read more

  • Archery program eclipses 500 schools in 15 years

    first_imgStatewide—Indiana’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) has surpassed the mark of having more than 500 participating schools in its 15 years of existence.Administrated through the DNR Division of Law Enforcement, NASP® was introduced to Hoosier state schools in 2005.Currently, there are 529 participating schools. Statistics reported to the DNR by participating schools show that more than 70,000 students in grades 4 through 12 participated in NASP® during the 2018-2019 school year. In addition, more than 2,300 of those students were recognized by the NASP® Academic Archer program, which started during the 2018-2019 school year. That program honors NASP® participants for their academic achievements, as well as their archery skills.Indiana NASP ® allows participants to experience a new sport while gaining self-confidence, learning sportsmanship and improving social skills. A fundamental goal of NASP® is to be inclusive and available to all students.NASP® has been proven to increase educational performance, attendance and participation in the shooting sports, according to Indiana NASP ® coordinator Tim Beck.“The steady growth of this program has impacted schools all across Indiana,” Beck said. “Schools are realizing the benefits of the program by the sheer numbers of students who have expressed their interest in learning to shoot international-style target archery as a part of their in-school curriculum.“This positive youth program is truly ‘Changing Lives…One Arrow at a Time,’ as the NASP® slogan says.”last_img read more

  • Preliminary games set for state basketball playoffs

    first_imgBelow are times and dates for local high school basketball preliminary games scheduled to be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Wednesday, Feb. 14. A list of quarterfinal games will be posted at the conclusion of the round. Road teams are listed first.Tuesday, Feb. 13Girls, Class B North: (10) Ellsworth vs. (7) Waterville, 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 14Boys, Class B North: (11) Orono vs. (6) Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Boys, Class C North: (10) Bucksport vs. (7) Piscataquis, 5 p.m.Boys, Class C North: (14) Sumner vs. (3) Mattanawcook Academy, 6 p.m.Boys, Class D North: (9) Deer Isle-Stonington vs. (8) Bangor Christian, 5 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

  • Update on the latest sports

    first_imgMillsaps was named managing editor in 1992 and elevated to vice president and executive editor in 1994. He retired in 2005 but continued to write guest columns and book reviews. He won the Red Smith Award, presented by The Associated Press Sports Editors, in 2011 for his contributions to sports journalism.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 McCray’s challenge in Starkville is keeping the powerhouse program in Southeastern Conference and national championship contention after Schaefer led the Bulldogs to consecutive runner-up appearances in 2017 and ’18.Schaefer left MSU for Texas after going 221-62, with a 27-6 finish and the No. 9 ranking last season, which ended abruptly because of the coronavirus pandemic.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNationals report 1 positive test, not a playerUNDATED (AP) — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says a non-playing team employee tested positive for the coronavirus and is “on the road to getting better.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-OILERS-CAVE DIESOilers’ Colby Cave dies at 25TORONTO (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave died Saturday after a brain bleed this week. He was 25. Cave was placed in a medically induced coma Tuesday at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, where he was taken after being admitted to a hospital in Barrie, Ontario, on Monday. Cave underwent emergency surgery Tuesday, a removal of a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain.The NHL club confirmed Cave’s death with a statement from his family.Cave scored once in 11 appearances with Edmonton this season. He had 11 goals and 23 points in 44 games with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors this season.Cave played five seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos, where he saw time as captain, before joining the Boston Bruins’ organization for the 2014-15 season after going undrafted. The Oilers claimed Cave off waivers in January of 2019. He had four goals and five assists over 67 NHL games with Boston and Edmonton.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said of Cave: “Undrafted but undaunted, Colby was relentless in the pursuit of his hockey dream.” Associated Press Update on the latest sports GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA (FEE’-fuh) president Sepp Blatter has won a legal victory in his fight since 2015 against Swiss allegations of criminal mismanagement. Federal prosecutors in Switzerland plan to drop one of two cases open against him.The Swiss attorney general’s office on Saturday confirmed reports they intend to close an investigation into how Blatter and soccer governing body FIFA awarded World Cup broadcast rights in the Caribbean in 2005.The decision is the latest example in recent weeks of the Swiss FIFA cases stalling, while the separate and cooperating American investigation sparked back into life with new indictments and fresh allegations of World Cup bid bribery.The criminal proceeding against Blatter was opened 4 ½ years ago and helped remove him from the presidential office he held for more than 17 years. He is serving a six-year FIFA ban from soccer.The Swiss prosecution office says a second criminal proceeding against Blatter — for a $2 million payment he authorized to FIFA vice president Michel Platini in 2011 for uncontracted salary — remains open.center_img WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MISSISSIPPI STATE-MCCRAY-PENSONMississippi State hires Nikki McCray-Penson as women’s coachSTARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has hired former Old Dominion women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson to replace Vic Schafer as the Bulldogs’ head coach.McCray-Penson, a Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer, was 53-40 the past three years at Old Dominion. The Lady Monarchs posted consecutive 20-win seasons under McCray, including 24-6 overall and 14-4 in Conference USA last season, when she was conference coach of the year.McCray-Penson previously spent nine seasons as a South Carolina assistant under Dawn Staley. Rizzo says no players for the reigning World Series champions have shown any symptoms of COVID-19 at any point and so no one has been tested. He said the team’s medical staff checks in each day with every player and staff member.Rizzo said the ailing employee was at the team’s spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, and now is home after his quarantine ended. Rizzo said the employee is fever-free and symptom-free.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The XFL has suspended operations and laid off its employees. Employees were told of the layoffs Friday during an in-house conference call. The upstart league backed by WWE canceled the remainder of its season last month because of the coronavirus pandemic, but promised to be back in 2021. The moves have left the league’s future in doubt. The XFL has eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule.— The Arizona Coyotes will furlough half of the organization’s employees with the NHL season on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. The furloughs began Friday and will last through June 30. The Coyotes say all furloughed employees will continue to receive 100% of health benefits. — The Orlando Magic’s home arena will become a distribution center for medical equipment and supplies as part of the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Amway Center will be a hub for equipment and supplies that will go to 50 hospitals in Central Florida as well as facilities in seven other states.— The American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch has loaned two sanitation machines to a local hospital to see if they could help clean personal protective equipment worn by hospital staff. The Crunch uses one of the machines in its locker room and the other to clean equipment but doesn’t need them right now with sports on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Turns out they’re a good fit at Upstate University Hospital.— The Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament will not be played this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tennis Canada announced Saturday that the event, scheduled for Aug. 7-16 in Montreal, is off the schedule. It says the tournament will return to Montreal in August 2021. The women’s and men’s Rogers Cup traditionally rotate between Toronto and Montreal. As of Saturday, the men’s event in Toronto in August was still on the schedule.FIFA INVESTIGATION-BLATTERSwiss prosecutors intend to drop 1 FIFA case against Blatter OBIT-WILLIAM MILLSAPSAward-winning sports writer William Millsaps dies at age 77RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — William H. “Bill” Millsaps Jr., an award-winning sports writer and executive at the Richmond Times-Dispatch during a nearly 40-year career, has died.His wife Nancy says Millsaps died Friday night at his home after a period of declining health. He was 77.The Daisy, Tennessee, native played basketball at the University of Tennessee and started his career as a copy boy at the Chattanooga Times. He joined the Times-Dispatch as a sports writer in 1966. April 11, 2020last_img read more

  • Little Hintz assumes big role

    first_imgThough only a redshirt freshman who stands roughly 5 feet tall, Cassie Hintz demands respect.Despite her youth, Cassie Hintz has proved an indispensable part of the Wisconsin Badger women’s cross country team this fall and will remain so for years to come.Forget about potential, she has already come into her own. Most recently, she placed 19th in the 6K at the Pre-NCAA invite with a time of 20:46.5. She, along with All-American teammate Hanna Grinaker (16th place), led Wisconsin to a 9th-place finish at the event in Terre Haute, Ind.“I’m happy where Cassie is right now, but I think the bigger picture is: Can we get the rest of the team where they need to be?” Stintzi said.Hintz, a 19-year-old from Stillwater, Maine, has established herself as a key component of the Badgers team. She was the 2007 Crazylegs Classic champion, covering the 8,000-meter course in 27:43 and the 2007 Syttende Mai champion, covering the 20-mile course in 2:00.1.Stintzi gives Hintz his highest regard. He recognizes Hintz’s efforts to boost her teammates and keep them motivated during practice.“It’s very tough for someone like Cassie or Hanna Grinaker to hold back and wait for other runners during our hard sessions,” Stintzi said. “But during our recovery days, Cassie has done a great job of running with as many of our athletes as possible to encourage them in their training and racing.”As for the team’s results, he hasn’t been particularly satisfied. The UW women fell from No. 5 to No. 26 in the national polls prior to the Pre-NCAA event because of a lackluster showing at the Paul Short Invitational. Then it finished ninth at the Pre-NCAA competition behind Big Ten foes Minnesota (4th) and Michigan State (3rd).Even though their pre-NCAA performance wasn’t as outstanding as Stintzi had hoped, the Badgers were rewarded with a jump in the national polls to No. 21. Wisconsin trails only Big Ten foes Michigan State and Michigan in the Great Lakes regional rankings. The Spartans are first in the region and No. 7 in the nation while the Wolverines are second regionally and No. 6 nationally. Minnesota, at No. 8, is also ranked higher than the Badgers nationally. The goal for the team is be one of the nation’s elite teams. Stintzi thinks that Hintz can make improvements, which will help the team reach its goals and potential.“Cassie, like most talented young runners, has to learn patience both in races and in her training,” Stintzi said. “She is very motivated and willing to do the hard work necessary to become a very good runner — but it takes time to develop. I think she has made significant progress in this regard already this season.”If Hintz can harness her skills and develop as Stintzi plans, the UW women, with Hintz and Grinaker as their leaders, should enter the national spotlight at the approaching Big Ten tournament and the looming NCAA championships.Hintz has proven steady so far, and Stintzi expects bigger things to come.last_img read more

  • Badgers ‘gotta feeling’ about Duke game

    first_imghttp://http://vimeo.com/7934777The University of Wisconsin Men’s Basketball team takes on the Duke Blue Devils at the Kohl Center tonight. See what the players and the Badger Herald Sports editors are saying about tonight’s match up. The game airs at 7 p.m. on ESPN.last_img

  • Swimmers prepare for last home meet

    first_imgIn any sport, the last event held at home of the season can always spark some emotions. For the Wisconsin swim and dive team, Friday night marks the last races in the UW Natatorium for four women and three men as UW takes on Northwestern. But rather than focusing on their last home meet as Badgers, the men’s and women’s team will continue to keep focus on the remainder of the season.Early success, continued awardsThe swim and dive team found early success in the season by earning the win in their first dual meet against UW-Milwaukee. The women’s swim team was able to win all 13 events, finishing the night off with a 166-66 lead over Milwaukee. The men’s side was able to cap the night off with a 146-84 win.The dominating results over Milwaukee led Wisconsin to be awarded two titles. Sophomore Daniel Lester was awarded the Big Ten swimmer of the week award alongside fellow sophomore Michael Ross, who was named the Big Ten diver of the week for his first place finishes in the 1-meter and 3-meter competition.But they didn’t win the award just once. Lester and Ross were awarded the same titles the following week. With a pair of athletes earning consecutive Big Ten swimmer of the week and Big Ten diver of the week titles, Lester and Ross tied a previous record set in 2002-2003 by swimmers at Michigan State.But Ross is diving too well to stop there. He picked up one more Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award, bringing his season total to three and career total to four. The four honors match the UW record.Sophomore Ashley Wanland and standout freshman Rebecka Palm can also call themselves Big Ten Swimmer of the Week within just five weeks of the season.“I was surprised,” Palm said of the award after flawless meet against Minnesota. “I didn’t really know what that was, and didn’t know that I was chosen as swimmer of the week until other swimmers told me. I wasn’t aware of it at all … It’s always exciting.”Emphasis on time, not placeAlthough the men’s team is finding individual success, the team isn’t earning the ‘W’ at all their dual meets. Lester notes, however, that it is more important to see individual swimmers improving their time.“Everyone’s striving to get up to the top. The place things aren’t so important; it’s more about the times we’re looking at,” Lester said. “We’re swimming very tired. Some teams rest for some events, some don’t, and same with us. It’s more about times at this point in the season, and everyone’s looking really good.”Northwestern competitionLast year against Northwestern, Wisconsin had split results. The men’s swim and dive team outscored their opponent 153-144, while the women’s 143 points wasn’t enough to overcome the 157 points Northwestern earned.In order for this weekend to result in a double-win for Wisconsin, the same attention to detail and sharp races must be prevalent, as it has been the past five weeks.“We’re going to have to definitely be on our ‘A’ game, be as sharp as we have been all season,” Meyer said. “Northwestern has a great program and they’re definitely going to be tough, but I think if our girls all swim to the potential that they can swim right now, I think that we definitely have a great chance of taking away the win.”last_img read more

  • Small-town goalie doing big things for Badgers

    first_imgFreshman goalie Chase Rau recorded two shutouts this weekend en route to earning his first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award.[/media-credit]For Chase Rau, the small town of Sparta, Mich., means everything. It’s the place he calls home, it’s where he first made headlines and it’s where his biggest fans reside. Most importantly, Sparta is also his motivation.Throughout his high school years, the town of 4,180 actually seemed to focus on just one or two citizens, one of them being Rau. The freshman goalkeeper has since put Sparta on the map and he could never forget the place he came from, but the city where he first made saves constantly reminds him of his overarching goals.“Growing up in a small town, it always seemed like people would come back to that town,” Rau explained. “I loved where I grew up, I love Sparta, but I always knew that I wanted to end up somewhere else and do bigger things.”And move on to bigger things he has. In just his first semester on campus, Rau has vaulted into a starting role at goalie and has started six games after being subbed in halfway through the season opener. This past weekend, with Rau in the box, the Badgers tied Western Illinois and beat IUPUI, as Rau did not surrender a single goal.His weekend effort that saw over 200 minutes of play at the UIC Soccer Classic earned him recognition as the Co-Defensive Player of the Week in the Big Ten. Rau made four saves in each game, continuing off his four-save performance against Georgetown the previous Sunday.Rau shared the award for the week with Indiana defender Caleb Konstanski, but he listed specific others that also played a part in this week’s award.“I give all the credit I’m being given to [my fellow defenders],” Rau said. “I definitely wouldn’t receive this award if I didn’t have such a strong, intelligent and mature group of kids in front of me.”Rau went on to name nearly every defender on the Wisconsin roster, noting that a good goalkeeper is only as good as the set of defenders in front of him. A good goalkeeper is also able to control the field, being the only player with literally the entire field in front of them.Head coach John Trask considers this vital to the success of any goalie and any soccer team and while Rau is just a freshman, the Badgers need him to communicate like a senior.“[We hope he can] continue to be a good presence in the back of the team – making the save when called upon and organize the defense,” Trask said. “I’ve told him that even though you have a junior captain [Paul Yonga] and AJ [Cochran], the nature of the position says that you have to be the one that communicates with those guys. You’re the boss of the back of the team.”With just one goal allowed in the last 310 minutes of Badger soccer, Rau has been a good boss recently. The ever-driven freshman cannot settle with that, however. He keeps strict standards for himself, looking to pitch a shutout every match.“My expectations of every game are to not let any goals through, even though many times that’s not the case,” Rau said. “You have got to set the bar high if you want to be successful.”Following their disappointing start to the season, Rau and his teammates have certainly set the bar high.“We simply decided as a team that we’re not going to lose any more games,” Rau stated. “We were going to start on Sunday [against IUPUI] – we’re going to win all the games, I’m not going to give up any goals and we’re going to be strong on defense.”The UIC weekend was a great start, but carrying those goals through the chase of a Big Ten Championship is a much more difficult dream to attain. Adding a freshman goalie to the mix would tend to make things even more difficult, but Rau has never been a typical goalie.Even though he attended a small-enrollment high school in Sparta, Rau was recognized on a national soccer scale. All-Conference, All-State, and All-Region awards were not enough. As a senior, Rau was selected to the All-America team for men’s soccer and was one of 40 players chosen to play in the inaugural High School All-American game.His rise to starter, therefore, was no surprise to his new teammates.“We knew he was a good goalie coming in; we knew he was going to compete for a spot,” Yonga said. “Being a freshman goalie for a team like Wisconsin may have been a big surprise for most people, but we knew he was going to be a good goalie.”The expectation clearly became that Rau would compete for the starting job, but his competition was as fierce as they get. Junior Max Jentsch was in a familiar role to Rau in 2010 as he started ten games as a freshman goalie. Jentsch remained in goal for a majority of the 2011 season as well, starting another 15 games as the Badgers finished in a tie for second in the Big Ten.When the 2012 season began, Jentsch was in goal for Wisconsin, but was removed at halftime with the Badgers in a two-goal deficit. In just his first collegiate appearance, Rau ran the defensive show and the Badgers ran up the scoreboard in a 4-3 comeback victory. At that point, Rau began to believe he had won not only the job as goalkeeper, but the trust of his coaches.Although it took 45 minutes of sitting on the bench, Rau had always believed he would be the goalie in a major soccer program.“I’ve had some very good coaches, and they would always tell me from the start that I had great potential,” Rau said. “When people are always slamming that into your ear, it just makes you want to get better and better.”If he can continue his high level of determination, Rau will have a future in soccer beyond the fields of the Big Ten. He is a freshman Badger goalie for now, but as always, he has aimed for “bigger and better things.” As more recognition and opportunities head his way, Rau is considering every avenue.“Now that I am here [at Wisconsin], what’s next for me,” Rau pondered. “I know one thing for sure, I will be getting a quality degree at a quality university, but my next goal here is to move on to the next level.”last_img read more

  • Men’s basketball: Matt Ferris could be the best Badger you’ve never heard of

    first_imgNobody at the University of Wisconsin recognizes Matt Ferris. At least that’s what he says.The men’s basketball team junior walk-on says he doesn’t get the kind of attention some of his teammates do, but he’s fine with that.In fact, Ferris is fine with most things, including going from as he calls it “a top dog in high school, to one of the last guys on the bench.” And calling himself a top dog may be an understatement.In high school, the Appleton native was a star three-sport athlete. I would know, I played against him. Well, more like I lost to him. In his senior year as the quarterback for Xavier High School, Ferris threw for 3,949 yards and 50 touchdowns — both state records. He was named the AP and Gatorade Wisconsin Football Player of the Year, a title that is immortalized by a banner that now hangs in Xavier’s gym.Men’s basketball: No. 14 Wisconsin entering UW-Green Bay game with goal of minimizing turnovers against pressIn its last game before final exams, the University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s basketball team will host UW-Green Bay Wednesday night Read…A few months later, he was named conference basketball player of the year and lead his team to a conference championship — all the while, maintaining a 4.0 GPA.With a record-breaking football season, the Division 2 football offers came in, but basketball was off his radar. That was until current UW men’s basketball head coach Greg Gard went to watch Matt play. Gard emailed Ferris telling him that he was looking to fill walk-on spots for the following year’s Badgers team.Less than a week later, Ferris found himself on a visit to Madison for a Wisconsin game. Following the game, then head coach Bo Ryan told the Appleton native if he came to UW, there would be a spot for him on the team.And just like that, Ferris was in the midst of giants — both figuratively and literally — like eventual NBA first-round draft picks Sam Dekker, Frank Kaminsky and the rest of what Ferris referred to as “the best class of Wisconsin basketball.”In his first year on the court for the Badgers, Ferris became a part of arguably the greatest season in Wisconsin basketball history.“It was pretty nuts,” Ferris said. “But then I remember thinking, if this is my first year of college, how much better could it get.”In his second year, Ferris’ role had to change, as it did for the rest of the team as well. Those giants were gone and the hierarchy on the team was reset with new leaders and new opportunities for guys to step up as role players, and Ferris was now one of the more experienced players on the team. That’s how Ferris found his role.“During practice times, [I] try to give the scout team all that I can handle, help them in whatever roles, Ferris said. “During games [I] try and encourage the guys and try to bring a little excitement to the fans.”He also has a leadership role off the court, where he tries to make the younger players as comfortable as possible. He’s embraced that, but it’s not all fun and games.Ferris and the rest of the team’s days run from 7 a.m. until around 4 p.m. when they end practice, and then there’s still time needed for recovering, extra shooting and of course that little thing called school. And those are just regular days. On game days they have shoot around, team meal, warmups, and then travel if the games are away.“Game days are an eight-hour day, it’s a full time job,” Ferris said. “At the end of the day you’re exhausted and then have to write a ten page paper for a class and you really gotta dig deep inside yourself.”Men’s basketball: No. 17 Wisconsin has no problem with lowly Idaho State in 78-44 victoryGames are never over before they start, but the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team hardly belonged on the same Read…And just like every other student, Ferris said, there are days when he doesn’t want to get up, days where the thought of working out, going to class, going to practice and everything else that goes on behind the scenes doesn’t look too appealing.Ferris doesn’t see basketball in his future in terms of playing, “unless the Milwaukee Bucks are giving me a look,” Ferris said jokingly. So what gets him out of bed? What makes him push through it? Ferris finds tremendous reward in the bonds he has forged with his teammates as well as the experiences they go through together.Ferris isn’t guaranteed any playing time, or to win any games. He’s not guaranteed anything except that every morning when he wakes up, his best friends will be there ready for another amazing experience together — and he’s just fine with that.last_img read more

  • FC Željezničar went to Hungary, Tomorrow to play against Ferencvaroš

    first_imgThe expedition FC Željezničar left by the charter flight from Sarajevo International Airport to Budapest, Hungary, where they will play the first match of the second qualifying pre-round of the European League against Ferencvaroš, on Thursday night.Blue went to Budapest with a lot of optimism and self-confidence, where they will face with a very difficult task, a match with the Hungarian team with a rich history.17 players and 2 goalkeepers went to Hungary together with coaching staff, coaches, assistants and board members, friends, partners, and a certain number of journalists and fans.Blue have no problems with injuries and suspensions, but Kerim Memija and Damir Sadiković, who got cards in the match with the Maltese representative Balzan in the 1st pre-round of the Europa League, might be suspended.After the arrival in Budapest, the team will be accommodated at the hotel, after which they will have a lunch and afternoon break. The same day, the only training of Blue, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at the Groupama Arena, will take place. Before training, the press conference will be held, at which the head coach of FC Željezničar, Milomir Odović, and one player from the team from Grbavica will address the media.Match Ferencvaroš – Željezničar will take play on Thursday night, starting at 8:30 p.m. (Source: klix.ba)last_img read more