“Part of the reason for that is that employers have finite resources, and so much of those resources are being diverted to try and tackle the DB deficits,” he said.JLT Employee Benefits today published research into the state of the UK’s DB market, claiming that sponsors could save up to £500m (€580m) a year through consolidating small pension schemes.Simplifying benefit structures would also reduce costs, said Wilson, allowing easier consolidation. Even small UK DB pension funds can have multiple tranches of benefits relating to when scheme or national rules were amended.The UK government attempted to simplify its pension-related legislation in 2006, but with little success. Wilson, however, said JLT’s proposals would require very little change to existing rules.“What we’re suggesting is actually making changes to scheme benefits,” he explained. “The only changes we’d be looking for in legislation would be ensuring it was not putting in any obstacles to simplifying scheme benefits in a streamlined way.”JLT has presented its report – entitled “How do we get out of this pensions black hole?” – to regulators and government.UK pensions minister Richard Harrington is expected to present a consultation on DB sector reform in the coming weeks, taking into account industry ideas and a wide-ranging report from the Work and Pensions Committee published late last year. Servicing legacy defined benefit (DB) pension schemes is a “drag” on employers’ ability to provide adequate defined contribution (DC) offerings, according to JLT Employee Benefits.John Wilson, head of technical at JLT Employee Benefits, said at a press briefing this morning that the increasing cost of DB provision was affecting corporate decisions over wages and DC pension contributions.“It’s something we can’t bury our heads in the sand about any more,” Wilson said. “People have to wake up to the fact of just how expensive retirement is.”Wilson added that some new members of DC schemes were being enrolled with “woefully inadequate” contribution levels – “sometimes as low as 1% of pay from the employer”.
The trade relations between the United States and Europe, which were on roller coaster ride over the past few months amid trade tariff threats and retaliation measures being thrown from each side, seem to be on the path of subsiding.Namely, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Junker and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a meeting on Wednesday, July 25 to work toward zero tariffs and boost trade relations.“We have identified a number of areas on which to work together,” Juncker said after the meeting.“Work towards zero tariffs on industrial goods – that was my main intention – to propose to come down to zero tariffs on industrial goods.”“We have decided to strengthen our cooperation on energy. The European Union will build more terminals to import liquefied natural gas from the U.S. This is also a message for others.”As far as agriculture is concerned, the European Union promised to import more soybeans from the U.S. and agreed to work together on the reform of the WTO.“This of course is based on the understanding that, as long as we are negotiating, unless one party would stop the negotiations, we hold off further tariffs and we reassess existing tariffs on steel and aluminium,” Juncker added.Obviously the European Union, as represented by @JunckerEU and the United States, as represented by yours truly, love each other! pic.twitter.com/42ImacgCN0— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2018“Already today, the United States and the European Union have a USD 1 trillion bilateral trade relationship — the largest economic relationship anywhere in the world. We want to further strengthen this trade relationship to the benefit of all American and European citizens,” Trump said.“This is why we agreed today, first of all, to work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods.”The trade war among global powers started to break out in March 2018, when the United States imposed 25 pct tariffs on steel and 10 pct tariffs on aluminium citing national security reasons.China, one of the key trading partners of the U.S. has been among the mostly affected countries by the tariffs and has already introduced measures to retaliate. Global powers like the EU, Mexico and Canada have not been spared from the tariffs either resulting in growing geopolitical tensions on a global scale as they also turned to retaliation.Just last week, the European Union introduced “provisional safeguard measures” concerning imports of a number of steel products as a response to the U.S. steel tariffs.The dry bulk shipping and container shipping have already felt the impact of the tariffs, however, so far, that impact is subdued. However, the threat of second wave of tariffs worth USD 16 billion of Chinese imports is currently being reviewed and if they are implemented, the tanker and gas shipping industries can also expect changes to trade lanes.The US crude oil exports are most likely to be affected and these are primarily driven by China, which was responsible for 25 pct of all US seaborne crude oil exports in terms of volumes in 2017, according to BIMCO.World Maritime News Staff
Three people were sent to the hospital following a single vehicle accident on U.S. 52 in Franklin County.Officers arrived on the scene near Yellow Bank Road around 3:40 a.m. Saturday.Authorities say a gray 2004 Chevy was traveling west on U.S. 52. It went off the roadway and struck a stop sign, utility pole and several trees while rolling.35-year-old Kevin Pflum, 36-year-old Lesley Lee, both of Brookville, along with 35-year-old Lisa Martin, of Metamora, were taken to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for multiple injuries.The crash is under investigation and police have not released which individual was driving the vehicle.
Press Association McIlroy’s play was in sharp contrast to the fine play by Schwartzel at the top of the leaderboard. South African Schwartzel made up for hitting a bogey and double-bogey with 10 birdies, putting him a shot ahead of Scott Piercy. Schwartzel told pgatour.com: “I felt like I played really well, just…sort of ticking the ball over and got it to eight under. I just had a bad one on number eight, made a double (bogey). And that was the very worst I played all day.” He added on Sky Sports 1: “That was one of the best rounds of the year. I hit the ball beautifully. I shot it so well. I gave myself so many chances.” However, it was not such a good day for other high-profile names. World number one Tiger Woods, looking for his sixth victory here, was one of the late starters but he never really got going. The American hit a bogey on the third and his contribution from then on was decidedly mixed with five birdies interspersed with a further three bogeys, including one at the last as he finished with a one-under-par 71. Piercy hit eight birdies – five of them consecutively on the front nine – only to drop shots at the 12th and 18th. A further shot behind were Josh Teater, Russell Henley, Charlie Wi and Kyle Stanley, with Bill Haas and Matt Kuchar tied for seventh. Rory McIlroy’s miserable run of form showed no sign of abating as he shot an opening-round 78 to finish six over par at the Memorial Tournament, while Charl Schwartzel set the pace with a fine seven-under 65 to lead by one in Ohio. The Northern Irishman missed the cut at the BMW PGA Championship last week, and here, starting on the back nine, McIlroy had an ideal first hole with a birdie at the par-four 10th, but it was all downhill from there. A double-bogey at the 12th heralded a woeful day, with a further three bogeys racked up before the turn. There was no respite on the front nine as he hit a further three bogeys, interspersed with a birdie at the fifth, before squandering birdies chances at the final two holes.
An easy winner of a Naas maiden first time out, the Ger Lyons-trained filly tracked the trailblazing Dr Doro before unleashing a smart turn of foot when Colin Keane pushed the button a furlong out. Independence Day tried to match her move but was always second best and the winner justified 13-8 favouritism in the Group Three event with a length and a half to spare. Bear Cheek looked a high-class prospect as she maintained her perfect record in the Curragh Stakes. The well-touted sister to Gleneagles and Marvellous was backed down to 8-15 favouritism and raced at the back of the field through the early stages under Joseph O’Brien. She was labouring halfway down the straight but picked up nicely once the penny dropped and finished best of all to make the frame, just three-quarters of a length behind Dermot Weld-trained 9-1 winner Zalfana, with Ceol An Ghra splitting them. Weld said: “I expected her to run very well and I thought she did it nicely. She’s a lovely staying filly in the making. “She’ll probably have one more run in the Staffordstown Stud Stakes in mid-October here. “I think she’ll be a very progressive filly. The one thing that would stop her running would be soft ground as she has a good action. “She loved the ground today and I think she’ll progress along the right lines.” 7lb claimer Denis Linehan partnered Hes Our Music to a two-and-a-half-length success over Katimavik in trhe Irish Times Handicap, while Three Colours Red beat High Kicker by the same margin to land the Longines World Fegentri Championship For Lady Riders Handicap. Press Association “She’s a little bundle of speed – she’s all speed at the moment and five furlongs is her trip,” said Lyons. “We’ll keep the lid on her and switch her off and start again when she comes home. “The problem is that over this trip in Ireland there are no races for them. I’ll study the programme abroad. “We went to Doncaster last year (with Ainippe), but it didn’t work out. She’s faster than her, though. “We’re after landing a Group Three and it’s fantastic, but there were no races after she won her maiden in Naas and she had to come straight into a Group race. “If you are not that good it’s hard, but we thought she was that good and she’s done it well. “She has a lovely temperament at home, but I thought she was a little buzzy today. I don’t want to blow her head and with her speed we might concentrate on next year. I’ll discuss it with the lads.” Coolmore made an encouraging start to her career, despite having to settle for third in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.
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Femi Solaja with reportsAhead of the African Cup of Nations in Egypt this summer, Super Eagles strongman in defense, Leon Balogun has said that he is more than determined to regain his starting position at Brighton & Hove Albion.Balogun, who has formed the famous Oyinbo wall defense for Super Eagles alongside Troost Ekong has only made seven starts for his English Premiership side since he arrived as a free agent just before the last World Cup finals in Russia was not even listed in his club’s 0-1 home loss to Southampton last Saturday are just three legs above relegation zone. But now he has vowed to help improve the fortune of the club so as to be in good form for Nigeria this June during the AFCON tournament in Egypt.“It’s been difficult but that’s the manager’s call, I’ve just got to get on with it and hope for a chance,” says Balogun, who scored his only goal for the club in 3-1 win against Crystal Palace in December.“I really hope to play a significant role in my first Nations Cup for Nigeria, but firstly I want to keep working hard to make a strong case for regular games at Brighton,” Balogun told BBC Sport yesterday.Since scoring his first goal for Brighton four months ago, Balogun has made only four more appearances for Chris Hughton’s side in the league.He also played twice in the club’s impressive run to the FA Cup semi-finals including the tricky fourth round win against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in February.Although his position in the Super Eagles setting is still guaranteed and he is one of the fans favorites anytime he wears the Nigerian colour, he however admitted that it has been tough for him and he is waiting for his opportunity.“It’s very frustrating not to be involved but you can only keep your head up by focusing on helping the club when called upon,” the former Mainz man explained.He said further that “what is important is to always put myself in the right place as usual. If I am needed anytime to start a game or come in, I’ll be ready for that, it’s all I can do.”Only last December, Balogun became the first African player in the English Premiership to join the Common Goal campaign by pledging one percent of his wages to the charity.In a related development, former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West, has backed the decision of coach Gernot Rohr to still believe in the player despite not having a regular shirt for his club in England.” I really think he is the best defender we have at the moment because he adds something extra when he plays. Even the game against Egypt he was way impressive and didn’t play like someone who has not played football in over a month.” Rohr can’t drop him now but after the Africa Cup of Nations if his club form stays same then the coach will have to make a decision for the good and future of the team and I think he is the best we have,” Taribo West explained.Balogun, in Germany, Balogun, who has previously played for Hannover, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Düsseldorf and Darmstadt 98, has made 27 appearances for Nigeria.He played all three matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Published on November 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Iasia Hemingway could only smile as she thought about the number of options she’ll have when deciding who to pass to. She could go to the perimeter to any of Syracuse’s capable shooters, or she could dish it off inside to Kayla Alexander.With so many scoring threats, Hemingway has reason to smile. Wherever she goes, she can do so without apprehension.‘Our perimeter shooters are shooting well,’ Hemingway said. ‘And with them shooting well and Kayla finishing well around the basket, with me getting the ball at the high post and making decisions, it’s easy now. I don’t have to worry about who I’m passing to. I know for a fact that they’re going to make a play.’For a team looking to break out of a streak of Women’s National Invitation Tournament appearances and earn a berth in the NCAA tournament, that’s going to be key. Syracuse hasn’t been in the tournament since 2008, repeatedly held back with a lack of big victories to make its case to the selection committee. Now, the Orange has five of its top six scorers back, and with that experience on offense and a new up-tempo defensive system, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman and his players say the pieces are in place to finally get over the WNIT hump.The Orange has its first game of the season on Sunday against Long Beach State at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHillsman said he doesn’t want to completely forget last season. If anything, the 2010-11 season, in which SU won 25 games and finished its campaign with a 71-68 overtime loss to Toledo in the WNIT quarterfinals, should provide extra motivation for a team that’s returning most of its starters.‘We’ve got to continue where we left off, obviously,’ Hillsman said. ‘I thought that last year, winning 25 games was very, very big for us. We want to continue doing the things we’ve done to get the ball into the high post to Iasia and getting the ball down to Kayla. That’s been very good for us.’Sunday will also be the first time the Orange gets to see whether it can absorb the loss of point guard Erica Morrow, who is now on the bench as a graduate assistant. Morrow was the third-leading scorer on the team last season, averaging 10.1 points per game.Sophomore Rachel Coffey will likely take over as the starting point guard after starting only two games last season. As a freshman, Coffey only averaged 8.3 minutes per game and one point per game.Having Morrow on the bench is only going to help both Coffey and La’Shay Taft, who is also going to be seeing time at the point. Morrow will be able to mentor them through the process and give them pointers on leading the offense.Hemingway said Coffey and Taft both offer different abilities that can make them forces on the floor, and in turn, are two of the steady options she has confidence in passing to.She said Taft brings speed and quality shooting, while Coffey’s overall IQ of the game can immediately upgrade Syracuse’s level of play. Although Syracuse lost one of its most consistent scorers from a year ago in Morrow, it could be gaining two more in her place.And Hillsman said he could already see in preseason that Coffey’s been more vocal than she’s ever been when directing the offense.‘Obviously, our skills are getting better. We’re playing more faster,’ Coffey said. ‘Talent-wise, it’s been there since last year. It’s just that everyone’s improving more, so you could see the talent more.’Defensively, SU will be employing a faster, more up-tempo style of defense to force turnovers and minimize scoring opportunities for the other team. The pressure defense will also create opportunities for easy baskets in transition for the Orange, which will put points on the board even when the SU offense isn’t clicking.And that new defensive system coupled with its dynamic offense could be just the formula the Orange needs to attain its postseason aspirations.For Hemingway, it means helping to lead a faster, more athletic team that’s hungry to ends its streak of seasons without an NCAA tournament appearance.‘It’s going to be real intense,’ Hemingway said. ‘Honestly, I think it’s going to be a great year. On Sunday, you’re going to see a lot of different things.’email@example.com
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 28, 2014 at 7:08 pm Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @SamBlum3 Trevor Cooney didn’t have to look far to find his teammates.All he had to do was turn around to face the Syracuse bench after his 40-foot, buzzer-beating 3-pointer, which followed his own turnover and gave the Orange a four-point lead going into halftime.He jogged back into the tunnel with an inescapable grin on his face.“When a shot like that goes in, it definitely adds something,” Cooney said, chuckling to himself. “I’m glad it went in.”Syracuse’s first eight games coincided with a bumpy 13-of-46 3-point shooting start for Cooney. But his recent four-game resurgence continued in the form of a 14-point first half for the junior guard on Sunday. His offense keyed a 9-0 Syracuse (8-4) run midway through the first frame that gave the Orange a lead it wouldn’t give up in its 85-67 win over Long Beach State (5-9) in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCooney finished with 16 points and shot 3-of-5 from 3 to go with his five rebounds on an afternoon where he was never subbed out.What would become a first-half highlight reel for Cooney started off as it has many times this season. He was taking unbalanced jumpers. Forcing shots while being face-guarded by defenders. And his long 3-point attempts salivated the crowd only to deflate it when they bounced off the rim.He missed his first four field-goal attempts, and the Orange found itself down 21-17 nine minutes into the game.But two 3s in the span of 71 seconds put him back on track. First, he nailed a catch-and-shoot 3 from the left corner off a rifled cross-court pass from Michael Gbinije. Two possessions later, Gbinije simply dumped it off to Cooney, who connected to give the Orange a five-point lead.“When we have movement, people are going to get open shots and better shots,” Cooney said. “When we attack, people are going to come over and double team and draw two, and we just have to find the open man. I think everyone’s taking advantage of that.”Freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph pointed to Syracuse’s 82-77 loss at then-No. 7 Villanova on Dec. 20 as the game when he and Cooney started to gel in the offense. He said when one player attacks the gaps and kicks the ball out, it opens up another gap for the next player and so on.He said Cooney has been able to get a flow into the offense because of a more aggressive approach on offense from everyone.“It’s more than just the extra pass,” Joseph said. “It’s attacking the rim, that’s what opens up the opportunity to make the extra pass. As long as guys stay aggressive and make the extra play, we’re going to get good shots.”Jim Boeheim started his postgame press conference after Sunday’s win by exclaiming that Syracuse had just played its best offensive game of the season.Syracuse had the same open looks when it lost to St. John’s on Dec. 6, Boeheim said — a night Cooney had just two points — but couldn’t convert. On Sunday, when Syracuse had its second-largest offensive output of the season, Cooney played a large part.Said Boeheim: “He’s more or less just putting the ball on the floor and making plays.” Comments
Helen M. Russell, of Wellington, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at her home in Wellington, Kansas at the age of 80.Following cremation, a private interment will be held at the Rye Cemetery in Rye, Colorado.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.