The meeting of the Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries of the European Union, held in Brussels yesterday, 17 July and today, 18 July 2017, discussed a large number of points, including the future of the Common Agricultural Policy, the identification of fishing opportunities in EU waters and confirmation of the Delegated Act which enables Croatian producers to label wine produced from the Teran variety with that name within the protected designation of origin Croatia Istra.”I am satisfied with the results of this session of the EU Council of Ministers, primarily because of the final confirmation by the EU to our winemakers that they can produce and market Teran wine, as it has been for centuries. We fully agree with the Commission’s decision and this is now the finished story.” said Minister Tomislav Tolusic after a two-day session of the Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries.Following the decision in the European Parliament and the discussion in the Council, the delegated act will enter into force on Wednesday, 19.7.2017. which finally gave Croatian wine producers from Istria the opportunity to use the traditional name “teran”.Jakovčić: The battle for Teran was won, thank you allRepresentative Ivan Jakovčić (IDS-ALDE) for the Croatian media commented on today’s decision of the EU Agriculture Council to accept the delegated act of the European Commission on Teran.”It was to be expected that, apart from a short discussion, there would be no vote at the meeting of the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers on the act of the European Commission which allows Istrian producers of Teran to further use the name of this wine variety. The main battle was fought and won in the European Parliament. There is now no obstacle to the entry into force of the Commission’s delegated act. Congratulations to all who participated and gave their contribution in this, for Istrian winemakers excellent work and great mutual success. I expect the Teran Act to take effect this week”, Said Jakovcic.
Chris Brunt has told West Brom a new contract for team-mate Gareth McAuley is “a no-brainer”. McAuley’s previous deal has expired but the 35-year-old defender is mulling over a one-year extension with the Baggies. As a proven Barclays Premier League performer potentially available on a free transfer he has drawn interest from the likes of Leicester, but Brunt hopes his Northern Ireland colleague remains at the Hawthorns. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania, where both men are set for key roles, midfielder Brunt said: “I’m quite surprised it’s in the situation it is. It would be a no-brainer for me. “He’s a guy who plays every week in the Premier League. People keep speaking about his age but if you see him day to day in training he’s an extremely fit lad. “For the age of him he’s a bit of a freak really and for him to keep grinding the level of performance he does week in, week out…it’s just a no brainer. “Ever since he got back in the side around Christmas time he’s never looked back. He’s pretty much been like that ever since he joined the club, so hopefully they get that sorted.” Press Association
While the NHL’s free agency period was in flux after the COVID-19 pandemic paused the season — and the normal date of July 1 has long passed — the signing period is now tentatively scheduled to begin at noon ET on Oct. 9 or seven days following the Stanley Cup Final, whichever comes later.Whether it’s unrestricted or restricted free agents, there are some big fish for teams to reel in. Where they’ll land is a big unknown, but the salary cap is remaining at $81.5 million for the 2020-21 season. 23. Mikhail SergachevDLightning 16. Cam TalbotGFlames 5. Ilya KovalchukLWKings/Canadiens/Capitals 19. Thomas GreissGIslanders 15. Vince DunnDBlues 6. Mike HoffmanWPanthers 31. Alex GalchenyukCPenguins/Wild 8. Jacob MarkstromGCanucks 20. Erik GustafssonDBlackhawks/Flames 49. Mikko KoivuCWild 24. Justin SchultzDPenguins 2. Alex PietrangeloDBlues 34. Joel EdmundsonDHurricanes 45. Dylan DeMeloDSenators/Jets 14. Kevin ShattenkirkDLightning 17. Mikael GranlundCPredators 10. Jaroslav HalakGBruinsBruins (1 year, $2.25 million)11. Tyson BarrieDMaple Leafs 2. Josh AndersonRWBlue Jackets 13. Jesper FastRWRangers Top 25 RFA players availablePlayerPos.2019-20 team2020-21 team1. Mathew BarzalCIslanders 4. Robin LehnerGBlackhawks/Golden Knights 9. TJ BrodieDFlames 32. Joe ThorntonCSharks 16. Elvis MerzlikinsGBlue JacketsBlue Jackets (2 years, $8 million)17. Joonas KorpisaloGBlue JacketsBlue Jackets (2 years, $5.6 million)18. Tyson JostCAvalanche 40. Brenden DillonDSharks/Capitals 27. Cody EakinCGolden Knights/Jets 28. Erik HaulaLWHurricanes/Panthers 12. Derek GrantCDucks/Flyers 39. Conor ShearyLWSabres/Penguins 9. Jake DeBruskLWBruins 21. Ethan BearDOilers 7. Tyler ToffoliWKings/Canucks 25. Tyler BertuzziLWRed Wings 6. Anthony DuclairLWSenators 11. Dominik KubalikLWBlackhawks 21. Anton KhudobinGStars This will impact who can land those big fish and who will net a group of minnows. There’s also the fun game of roulette that teams sometimes play when they risk their next four first-round draft picks for one of the surefire restricted free-agent stars.NHL FREE AGENCY 2020: Complete list of all 31 teams’ RFAs, UFAsSporting News has all the top free-agent signings right here.NHL free agency tracker: Full list of signings in 2020Top 50 UFA players availablePlayerPos.2019-20 team(s)2020-21 team1. Taylor HallLWDevils/Coyotes 13. Kevin LabancRWSharks 24. Travis DermottDMaple Leafs 15. Sami VatanenDDevils/Hurricanes 43. Zdeno CharaDBruins 10. Andrew MangiapaneLWFlames 38. Nate ThompsonCCanadiens/Flyers 44. Andy GreeneDDevils/Islanders 46. Marco ScandellaDSabres/Canadiens/BluesBlues (4 years, $13.1 million)47. Patrick MarleauCSharks/Penguins 8. Alexandar GeorgievGRangers 33. Wayne SimmondsRWDevils/Sabres 22. Travis HamonicDFlames 22. Victor MeteDCanadiens 23. Chris TanevDCanucks 14. Sam ReinhartCSabres 30. Evgenii DadonovRWPanthers 50. Ron HainseyDSenators 35. Kyle CliffordLWKings/Maple Leafs 18. Braden HoltbyGCapitals 29. Derick BrassardCIslanders 48. Zach BogosianDSabres/Lightning 36. Ryan ReavesRWGolden KnightsGolden Knights (2 years, $3.5 million)37. Josh LeivoLWCanucks 12. Andreas AthanasiouLWRed Wings/Oilers 3. Torey KrugDBruins 4. Matt MurrayGPenguins 42. Matt MartinLWIslanders 26. Corey CrawfordGBlackhawks 5. Max DomiCCanadiens 3. Tristan JarryGPenguins 20. Nolan PatrickCFlyers 7. Tony DeAngeloDRangers 19. Mackenzie BlackwoodGDevils 41. Vladislav NamestnikovCAvalanche 25. Pat MaroonLWLightning