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  • Dutch pensions reform ‘requires flexible approach’: Lundbergh

    first_imgThe lack of concrete results was, in his opinion, due to the sector’s “fixed mindset”, which focused on avoiding risks, such as mandatory pensions saving, financial education of participants, increased transparency and government regulation.“However, mandatory savings does not per se increase people’s motivation to increase saving,” he put into perspective.In his opinion, the sector must become more flexible and increase its focus on uncertainty, assess what does work and what doesn’t and adjust accordingly.“Look at how the world works and seek sufficient and robust solutions,” he said, “and keep on observing and adjusting to avoid the need for another system update in 15 years’ time.”Lundbergh is also non-executive trustee at AP4, one of Sweden’s first-pillar buffer funds.For more coverage of Pensioen Pro’s annual conference, visit the website. The Netherlands must not delay its pension system reform and should adopt a more flexible approach to achieve the overhaul, according to Cardano’s Stefan Lundbergh.“If conclusions are not drawn soon, history will hold us to account,” warned Lundbergh, director of Cardano Insights.Speaking at the annual conference of IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro in Amsterdam on Wednesday, he highlighted that discussions about a new pensions system in the Netherlands have been dragging on for 12 years.Recently, a Dutch daily newspaper published a leaked draft of a pensions agreement concluded between employers and trade unions, which suggested that a pensions contract under real terms was the favoured option of the social partners, rather than individual pensions accrual with collective risk sharing.last_img read more

  • 14-year-old, fisherman charged

    first_imgBusinesswoman’s murderSays after confessing to beating a 56-year-old Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) businesswoman to death, a 14-year-old boy was on Tuesday charged, along with his 24-year-old accomplice, for the murder.The two murder accused being escorted out of the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morningThe duo appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court to face the joint charge.The teenager and his accomplice, Devanand Rampersaud, a fisherman of Rosignol, West Bank Berbice, were not required to plead to the indictable charge, which was read to them in-camera by Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul.Rampersaud was remanded to the Camp Street Prison, while the 14-year-old mastermind was sent to the Juvenile Holding Centre in Sophia. They will make their next court appearance on November 14 when the matter will be called at the Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court.The lifeless body of Bibi Nesha Shairoon, of Lot 6 Novar, Mahaicony, was found by her nephew on October 17 with her hands and feet bound.The two suspects on Saturday evening reportedly gave a detailed statement to detectives on how they committed the murder. The duo allegedly admitted to beating the woman in her head with a frying pan.It was reported that after the duo entered the woman’s house, she put up a fight and was struck to the head repeatedly with the frying pan. She subsequently fainted.The 14-year-old boy, who was apparently in tears as he was being escorted out of the courtroom in shackles on Tuesday morning, was reportedly familiar with the woman’s home as he worked with her, cleaning her yard and performing other labour duties. It was reported that on the night of the murder, the teenager told the fisherman that he had a job for them to complete and was taken to the woman’s house. From reports received, the teenager had gone to the woman’s house earlier in the night and removed several boards to gain access to the home. After reaching the woman’s house between 23:00h and midnight, the teenager crawled into the house through the opening and opened the back door for the other suspect to enter. The woman was reportedly sitting on a chair in her bedroom and upon realising that she was still awake, the bandits confronted her, demanding money.Shairoon reportedly handed over a bag containing $300,000 and asked them to spare her life, but they were not satisfied and proceeded to tie her up, but she put up a fight in the process. It was at this point, she was struck to the head with the frying pan. After killing the woman, the duo told investigators, they left the scene and split the loot. The elder of the two suspects then allegedly returned to Berbice to pay his debt to a drug dealer. The teenager was, however, arrested a few hours after the woman’s body was found with her hands and feet bound and mouth gagged. The second suspect was arrested one day after Police received information about his whereabouts and his possible involvement in the murder.last_img read more

  • Storm death toll tops 1,700 in Bangladesh

    first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DHAKA, Bangladesh – Hundreds of thousands of survivors were stuck Saturday behind roads blocked by fallen trees, iron roofs and thick sludge as rescue workers fought to reach towns along Bangladesh’s coast that were ravaged by a powerful cyclone that killed at least 1,723 people. Tropical Cyclone Sidr, the deadliest storm to hit the country in a decade, destroyed tens of thousands of homes in southwest Bangladesh on Thursday and ruined much-needed crops just before harvest season in this impoverished, low-lying South Asian country. More than a million coastal villagers were forced to evacuate to government shelters. The official death toll rose to 1,723 and authorities feared the figure could rise further as the country works to recover. The government scrambled Saturday to join international agencies and local officials in the rescue mission, deploying military helicopters, thousands of troops and naval ships. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Rescuers trying to get food and water to people stranded by flooding struggled to clear roads that were so bad they said they’ll have to return on bicycles. “We will try again tomorrow on bicycles, and hire local country boats,” M. Shakil Anwar of CARE said from the city of Khulna. Along the coast, 150 mph winds flung small ferries ashore like toy boats, cutting off migrant fishing communities on and around hundreds of tiny islands across the area’s river channels. An estimated 2.7 million people were affected and 773,000 houses were damaged.last_img read more

  • DD Motoring: The Block is on the boat

    first_imgKen Block is on his way to Donegal. Well, his car is on the boat on the high seas sailing ahead of him as you read this.That’s the latest word on the grapevine from across the pond this week as he continues on his world tour which includes the Donegal International Rally in less than a months time in June. Advertisement Speaking from the other side of the world earlier this month in New Zealand the 51-year-old world famous American driver said he is looking forward to getting to Ireland and getting some testing done before “the Donegal” (or Donegal as the California-born driver ace pronounced it).Who is this guy?Block is a professional driver with the Hoonigan Racing Team which was also known as The Monster World Team before that.Block made his money as a shoemaker, a co-founder of DC Shoes. Over the years, he has also competed in many action sports events including Motorcross and even skateboarding and snowboarding. Advertisement Since selling his ownership of DC Shoes, Block has shifted his business focus to Hooingan Division which is a brand for auto enthusiasts.Ken Block excited about his new car and looking forward to Donegal for the rally in June.He is currently the co-owner and describes himself as the Head Hoonigan in the company.Blocks entrance into Rallying came in a Subaru WRX STi in 2005 which developed into The Monster World Team and was one of first to take part in the first X Games.90’s iconBlock has taken a 90’s icon, the rally proven world rally car Ford Escort RS Cosworth 4×4 and has taken it to the maximum possible within modified regulations to produce an animal of a very wide track rally car that Block will hopefully keep between the ditches in Donegal. A view of how wide Ken Blocks car will stand on the road when it comes to competing in the Donegal International Rally later in June.The car was build in England by MDV Motorsport. This is the second generation Cosworth Escort that the company have developed and produced for Ken Block.Steering problemsIn the recent rally in New Zealand, the Cosworth developed a problem with is power steering that could not be rectified on the event leaving Block disappointed at not getting seat time behind the wheel of his new car.Block spent the week before the event testing and completing a full recce of the event only to let a very simple part of workings of the car let them down. Ken Blocks Escort Cosworth at the MDV development workshop in England.Describing the steering as a very new piece of technology it wasn’t possible for the team to make the necessary repairs at the event.As we go to print this week the Cosworth is on route to Donegal which more than likely will include a trip to MDV before had to sort the steering before Donegal.One roadblock to anotherLetterkenny is no stranger to roadblocks recently with the congestion caused by the much-needed upgrade to the sewer and water system in the Letterkenny.But even if roadworks disappear for the weekend of the rally, a road “BLOCK” of a difference will arrive in Donegal when our Ken makes his way off the starting ramp on the Friday of the rally all things going to plan.On board with Ken Block in his Cossie 2 as he put the car through testing for Donegal Rally in June.The Hoonigan Division has a following in the millions, 39 million was the kind of numbers that viewed the gymkhanas online.That’s the kind of numbers that will be logged in to see Block in the Hills of Donegal in June as he pushes his Escort to the limit for the weekend.Escort Cosworth 4X4 previous success in Donegal.The Donegal was won in 93′ by Stephen Finlay in the similar original group. A rally car and local driver, James Cullen, won the Cork 20 International in a more standard group version of the Ford Escort RS Cosworth.This Escort, dubbed Block the Cossie V2, will be Ken Block’s weapon of choice for stage rallying in 2019.Ken Block watches his dream car come to a reality for his 2019 World Tour.He says the goal of this design was to apply a modern WRC-style aero package to the body.Complete with 4.3-inch widened boxed fenders, some extreme wings, and an aggressive diffuser, it’s a great take on what a factory-backed Escort Cosworth rally car in the year 2019 would look like.The engine is a Ford YB unit built by Julian Godfrey pushing out 371 horsepower, getting thrust to all four wheels via a six-speed Sadev sequential gearbox.The Hoonigan driver announced a worldwide tour consisting of some of the coolest rally events going on this year.Some of the events include the 100 Acre Wood Rally in Missouri, Rally Whangarei in New Zealand, the Donegal Rally in Ireland, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Gymkhana Grid in Poland, and Rally Legends in San Marino.HighspeedThe superhighway that is social media will be popping on the run-up to the rally this year with a household name like Block competing in Donegal.Ken Block in his Ford Escort Cosworth 4X4 as he tests the car for his forthcoming World Tour which included the Donegal Rally.Hoonigan in the Hills will be beamed out to all corners of the world which can be bad for our small county stuck up in the North-West corner of Europe.Happy Motoring FolksDD Motoring: The Block is on the boat was last modified: May 22nd, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • News in brief: Foxes dominate Terry’s team of the year, QPR crest, Chelsea youngsters sell-out

    first_imgJohn TerryThe Chelsea captain revealed that he has nominated Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez for the PFA Player of the Year award, and Tottenham’s Harry Kane for Young Player of the Year.Terry posted his completed form on his Instagram page, also revealing that he had selected seven Leicester players – Mahrez, Kasper Schmeichel, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater, N’Golo Kante and Jamie Vardy – for the Premier League Team of the Year. Chris Smalling, Ryan Bertrand, Dimitri Payet and Kane complete Terry’s XI.Chelsea Under-18sAll tickets for Friday’s FA Youth Cup semi-final, second leg against Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge have been sold. The Blues are 1-0 up on aggregate going into the match, which kicks off at 7.45pm.Chelsea LadiesKick-off for the WSL game with Arsenal on Thursday 21 April has been brought forward to 6pm. The derby will start earlier to allow Arsenal fans to watch both their women’s and men’s teams, with the Gunners’ men facing West Bromwich Albion at 7.45pm.Chelsea Ladies face Arsenal later this monthQPRThe new club crest will be unveiled on Friday 6 May, on the eve of Rangers’ final Championship match of the season.Rajiv OusephFeltham’s world number 21 badminton player received a walkover into the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Open on Thursday after his scheduled opponent, third seed Kento Momota, withdrew having admitting to illegal gambling.Momota, the world number two, has been stripped of the chance to represent Japan in the Rio Olympics and has flown home from the tournament to assist with an investigation. Ouseph will play qualifier Christie Jonatan in the last eight.Ouseph is competing in the Malaysia openCameron Steel and Robbie WhiteThe two Middlesex second XI cricketers put in good performances for their respective MCC University teams. Steel scored 56 for Durham MCCU against Durham, before being removed by Graham Onions, while Ealing-born White made 30 for Loughborough MCCU in their match against Kent.Fran WilsonThe Middlesex Women’s batsman top scored with 62 but England Women’s Academy lost to Australia A in Sri Lanka, the final match of a tri-series between the three countries.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Challenges Farmers May have with Fast-Growing Corn

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Because of adequate moisture and warmer than normal temperatures across Ohio, the corn crop in many areas is growing very fast this year. Are there any agronomic issues that may come along with the rapid pace of growth?The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins caught up with DEKALB/Asgrow Technical Agronomist Roy Ulrich to see if this fast paced growing season is a blessing or a curse.last_img

  • 10 months agoDONE DEAL: Morecambe snap up Cardiff defender Paul McKay

    first_imgDONE DEAL: Morecambe snap up Cardiff defender Paul McKayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMorecambe have snapped up Cardiff City defender Paul McKay.Morecambe have signed McKay on loan for the rest of the season.The 22-year-old has not made a senior appearance for the Premier League club.McKay, who previously played for Leeds and Doncaster, could make his debut on Saturday against Crewe.”He is a utility player who can cover positions in midfield and defence and that suits us at the moment with the position we find ourselves in with injuries,” said manager Jim Bentley. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

    first_imgLONDON – Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections.The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday.The company took action after being tipped off Sunday evening by U.S. law enforcement officials, who notified the company about recently discovered online activity, “which they believe may be linked to foreign entities,” Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, wrote in the post .U.S. tech companies are stepping up security and efforts to fight disinformation campaigns to prevent online troublemakers from trying to divide voters and discredit democracy. Facebook’s purge is part of countermeasures to prevent abuses like those used by Russian groups two years ago to sway public opinion ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Gleicher said the company will provide an update once it learns more, “including whether these accounts are linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency or other foreign entities.”Almost all of the Facebook Pages associated with the blocked accounts appeared to be in French or Russian. The Instagram accounts were mostly in English and were focused either on celebrities or political debate. No further details were given about the accounts or suspicious activity.Last month, Facebook removed 82 pages, accounts and groups tied to Iran aimed at stirring up social strife in the U.S. and the U.K. It carried out an even broader sweep in August, removing 652 pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran. Twitter says it has identified more than 4,600 accounts and 10 million tweets, mostly affiliated with the Internet Research Agency, that it says were linked to foreign meddling in U.S. elections, including the presidential vote of 2016.The Internet Research Agency is essentially a Russian troll farm that has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller for its actions during the 2016 election.last_img read more


    first_imgAre dwarf rabbits relatively weaker? Rabbits have powerful hind legs designed for running and jumping. They need living space that will permit them ample freedom of movement even when they are confined. Dwarf rabbits tend to be more active and energetic than some larger breeds and require relatively more space. Is it alright to feed my rabbit roti, rice and other Indian food items? No! Rabbits have their own dietary needs and certain food items which they can consume. All cooked food must be avoided. Food with condiments, masala, oil etc. is also bad for your rabbit’s health. You should NOT give your rabbit rice or roti or any wheat based item like bread or pasta. Even raw fruits should only be given in small quantities. Rabbits can enjoy a variety of fresh leafy vegetables such as coriander, spinach, carrot tops or lettuce and also hay. But keep in mind that over-feeding your pet rabbit can have adverse effects. Also Read – Feel what you fear What do I do if my rabbit has fleas? Even though rabbit fleas are not that common in indoor pet rabbits, they do occur occasionally. If your rabbit is infected by fleas he/she might be showing symptoms like self-biting or chewing, excessive scratching and licking. To get read of fleas, run a flea comb thoroughly through your rabbit’s fur coat and then dip the comb in soapy water or alcohol to drown the fleas before combing again. If the condition persists use a rabbit-safe topical solution on the backside of the rabbit’s neck so that he/she does not lick it off as consuming the solution can lead to side-effects and stomach problems. If you have more than one rabbit, then kept them separate so that they don’t lick off each other’s solution. Don’t use any medication on your pet without consulting your vet first. Avoid flea collars and flea powder as the dosage could be too strong for you rabbit to handle. Avoid flea dips as taking a bath is stressful for your rabbit and could send him/her into shock.last_img read more

  • Unnerved by personal attacks, Tiwari firm on putting up tough fight against opponents

    first_imgNew Delhi: Even after AAP’s North East Delhi candidate Dilip Pandey sought votes for himself and asked people not to vote for a “singer-dancer” like Manoj Tiwari, the Delhi BJP chief seems unnerved by such personal attacks on his art and hard work. With just two days to go for the polls in Delhi, the saffron party has concluded that it remains unbothered by the alliance storm that both the Congress and AAP had kicked up. Irrespective of who was responsible for the alliance’s fall, the BJP has resolved to put up a tough fight against both its major opposition parties. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesResponding to allegations from the AAP camp, Tiwari had said that while Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his entourage had intended the “singer-dancer” remark as an insult, the sizeable Poorvanchali population in North East Delhi has not responded accordingly. With a large part of the voting population in Tiwari’s constituency being Poorvanchali, they seem to have taken it as a challenge to elect him and prove AAP wrong. It seems that Tiwari is proving too tough for his opponents in the Poorvanchali-heavy constituency. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAccording to age-old poet Tulsidas, people of a group tend to be charged-up when their own are insulted, and this will come true in all likelihood when the Capital goes to polls on May 12. The fact that former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit contesting against Tiwari will also not be able to sway voters in the area. This is purely because Tiwari has connected with Poorvanchali people on an emotional level that no other candidate could possibly achieve. Moreover, popular Haryanvi singer-dancer Sapna Chaudhary campaigning for Tiwari in NE Delhi has lent her support for the saffron party in large numbers. And the combined campaign efforts from both Tiwari and Chaudhary have turned AAP’s belittling attack into something Poorvanchalis can be proud of. Taking inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tiwari has made sure AAP’s insults reach all of the Poorvanchali population in Delhi, which has resulted in massive support from the community for the Delhi BJP chief. And this is exemplified by Tiwari’s comment, saying that people of Delhi will teach Congress and AAP a lesson when the results come out on May 23. Further, it seems very clear that while both Congress and AAP are busy blaming each other, the electorate in Delhi will focus on voting for a party that can get work done, especially ones relating to outstanding development.last_img read more