Charlie Finch, partner at LCP and author of the new report, said: “Improving affordability is down to three primary factors: buoyant investment markets; insurers improving their ability to source attractive long-dated assets that are effective under the new Solvency II regime; and a convergence in views that pensioner life expectancies are reducing, on the back of several years of heavier-than-expected mortality rates.”According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of deaths in England and Wales has increased each year since 2011 — with the exception of 2014 and 2016.LCP said one in five FTSE100 UK DB pension schemes were now estimated to be over 80% funded relative to the cost of buy-out with an insurer — compared to one in eight a year ago.The firm said its analysis showed that average buy-out funding had increased by almost 10% since August 2016 following the EU referendum, to reach the highest level since the banking crisis in 2008.Separately, in its latest pension scheme funding update, JLT Employee Benefits revealed that the deficits of all UK private sector defined benefit pension schemes had shrunk to £150bn at the end of December 2017 from £187bn 12 months before.Funding levels had increased to 92% from 89% over the same period, the data showed.Charles Cowling, director at the consultancy, said there were signs that the pension buy-out market was taking off, with competition between insurers hotting up and prices getting keener.“With over £12bn of deals transacted in 2017, all the signs point to an even stronger year in 2018, where it is possible that up to £30bn of deals could be transacted,” he said. It is the most affordable time in nine years for UK defined benefit (DB) pension funds to transfer liabilities to an insurance company, according to a new report from consultancy LCP.It said it expected a 50% increase in volumes of UK pension liabilities being insured in 2018 as pension schemes take steps to reduce risk. Annual volumes of liability risk transfer deals, such as buy-outs, are set to increase to more than £15bn (€16.8bn), the firm forecasts.Deals were becoming more affordable, partly because of stalling life expectancy improvements.
“We never dreamt our business would get to such a strong position nationally and internationally,” Andrew Bell said.“The journey to date has been magnificent and we’re more excited than ever for the decade ahead. Ray White Surfers Paradise Group co-founders Greg Bell and Andrew Bell. Picture: Jerad Williams“The highlights are largely due to the incredible opportunities we’ve had to work with the industry’s very best salespeople.” The brothers still loved their jobs 30 years later and looked forward to growing the business for many more years.They have helped shape the city’s property market into what it is today and want to continue to improve it.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“We’ve never taken comfort in believing things can’t be improved and we are constantly challenging ourselves to lift our performance to the highest levels,” Mr Bell said. Ray White Surfers Paradise Group is marking 30 years in the industry.QUEENSLAND’S largest multipurpose real estate agency and one of the Gold Coast’s most renowned has marked another milestone following three decades in the business.A lot has changed in the property market since brothers Andrew and Greg Bell acquired a small office at the heart of Surfers Paradise in November 1989.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group has since grown from 16 staff to a team of 220 across 14 operations.The company has sold more than 35,000 properties across the Coast in that time with more than $15 billion worth of sales to its name. MORE NEWS: House values up, sales numbers down “There’s no question in mine or Greg’s mind that the best and greatest years for the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group are the years ahead.”The company has received many accolades over the years, including agency of the year at the Real Estate Institute of Queensland Awards For Excellence five times and once nationally.It also supported a range of charities, including Muscular Dystrophy Queensland and the Surfers Paradise Surf Club. MORE NEWS: The house that screams Hollywood glamour Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFive things to consider when buying into a regional area01:35
NZ Herald 30 May 2012Marc Glasby and his two partners – wife Belle and identical twin sister Dorothy – last night poured new fuel on the growing debate over sexuality and marriage in 21st century Australia. Their appearance on SBS Television’s Insight programme added polyamory to the already furious debate over same-sex marriage and the associated debates over gay adoption and lesbian access to IVF birth programmes. Advocates of polyamory – intimate relationships involving three or more people – have ruffled feathers in the gay community, caused grief for the Greens, and strengthened religious determination to preserve male-female marriage as the nation’s only legal option. The debate is being hammered out in a parliamentary inquiry into two bills aiming to legalise gay marriage and to recognise those performed abroad. Gay marriage was a fraught issue long before polyamory’s entry. It split the Labor Party and became policy only after Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who opposes the move, struck a deal requiring a conscience vote in Parliament.…Polyamory Australia, one of a number of advocacy and networking websites, claims its community is diverse and growing, with several hundred attending regular meetings, discussion groups and other events, and using online forums. “We could be rural, inner-city urban or suburban, straight or gay, bi- or asexual … agnostic, atheist, Christian, wiccan, Buddhist, pagan or Mormon … dressed as daggy geeks [or] fetish fashionistas … but our common goal is that of ethical, multiple, intimate relationships and respect for our incredible, wonderful, stimulating diversity,” the site says. Polyamorists and gays have agreed to more open dialogue following a dispute over their “A Brighter Future for All Kinds of Love” float in this year’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, eventually settled amicably. But swinging wider public support their way will be harder. The Greens have been accused of hypocrisy – even by Christian lobbyists opposing gay unions – for supporting same-sex marriage while denying polyamorists the same right.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10809419
Journey-man and Nigeria junior international Taiwo Awoniyi is on the verge of embarking on another loan sojourn it has been revealed. There are strong indications that Liverpool will end Awoniyi’s loan at Mainz this month faced with option of either terminating his contract on sending him on once more to other interested clubs. Already three French clubs Montpellier, Brest and Nimes have reportedly shown interest with Turkish outfit Besiktas and La Liga duo Leganes and Real Mallorca equally keen to have the Nigerian who was impressive for Flying Eagles at the last FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland despite the team’s early exit from the competition. Awoniyi who joined Liverpool in 2015 for £400,000, was immediately sent out on loan to FSV Frankfurt and has been on loan ever since. At the last count the former Imperial Soccer Academy ace has been on loan to five different clubs including NEC and Gent before landing in Mainz in 2019. Unfortunately the Nigerian has struggled for game time with the Bundesliga side with Premier league title chasing Reds now assessing proposals from other clubs around Europe.Advertisement Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Taiwo Asoniyi in action for Flying Eagles The 22-year-old had hoped to be an instant hit in Germany, but has made just six appearances for the Bundesliga strugglers starting only once in half a dozen appearances. Cumulatively he is reported to have played for just 150 minutes for the club this term. With Jean-Philippe Mateta who is Maiz’s main striker back in full action, there are permutations that it will be harder for Awoniyi to have the much needed playing time in the second stanza. Read AlsoTaiwo Awoniyi plays for five minutes in Mainz 3-0 defeat Mainz who played two shape up friendly matches against Emmen and Borusia Dortmund losing one and winning one, return to Bundesliga action on Saturday with a home tie against Freiburg Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Natural History Museums That Have World’s Greatest Collections6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth20 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About SiberiaCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesses9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World
IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,187; 2. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,166; 3. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,139; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,134; 5. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., 1,124; 6. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa, 1,121; 7. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,117; 8. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,091; 9. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,089; 10. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,087; 11. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,086; 12. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,083; 13. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,074; 14. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 1,073; 15. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich., 1,066; 16. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 1,064; 17. Rob Slott, New Waverly, Texas, and Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., both 1,056; 19. Matt Szecsodi, Clio, Mich., 1,040; 20. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 1,035.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 783; 2. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 780; 3. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 779; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 770; 5. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 749; 6. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 748; 7. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 699; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 663; 9. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 623; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 621; 11. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 618; 12. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 615; 13. Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, 614; 14. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 610; 15. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 594; 16. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, Iowa, 548; 17. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 543; 18. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 511; 19. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 492; 20. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 482.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 791; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 762; 3. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 744; 4. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 739; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 731; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 689; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 685; 8. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 683; 9. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 678; 10. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 671; 11. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, both 660; 13. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 656; 14. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 632; 15. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 627; 16. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 620; 17. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 617; 18. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 599; 20. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 598.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,200; 2. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,167; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,153; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,136; 5. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,115; 6. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,089; 7. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,087; 8. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,081; 9. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,078; 10. Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 1,056; 11. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,020; 12. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,010; 13. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,000; 14. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, 995; 15. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 993; 16. Colin Heim, Hoxie, Kan., 991; 17. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 990; 18. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, 987; 19. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 985; 20. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 965.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, New Virginia, Iowa, 1,198; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,157; 3. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,156; 4. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,129; 5. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,124; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,115; 7. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,100; 8. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 1,070; 9. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 1,061; 10. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 1,049; 11. Bryce Sommerfeld, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1,044; 12. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,042; 13. Adam Ayers, Adair, Iowa, 1,008; 14. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,004; 15. Allyn Myers, Berwyn, Neb., 1,003; 16. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 983; 17. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 980; 18. Brooke Russell, Hays, Kan., 960; 19. Luke Wassom, Broken Bow, Neb., 949; 20. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 926.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 1,169; 2. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 1,149; 3. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,123; 4. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 1,097; 5. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 1,093; 6. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,065; 7. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 1,008; 8. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 961; 9. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 820; 10. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 785; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 745; 12. J.P. Vasquez Jr., Lubbock, Texas, 744; 13. Ryan Thomas, Lubbock, Texas, 742; 14. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 737; 15. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 721; 16. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, 718; 17. Edward Grmela Jr., Hewitt, Texas, 708; 18. Chase Vineyard, Davis, Okla., 701; 19. Brayden Wyatt, Wichita Falls, Texas, 695; 20. Frank Groves, Shallowater, Texas, 687.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,174; 2. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 1,166; 3. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,153; 4. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,151; 5. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,145; 6. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,133; 7. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,132; 8. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 1,127; 9. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,123; 10. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,121; 11. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 1,110; 12. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 1,106; 13. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,105; 14. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 1,095; 15. Brandon Setser, Davenport, Iowa, 1,089; 16. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,085; 17. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 1,076; 18. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,074; 19. Tyler Watts, Beloit, Kan., 1,054; 20. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., 1,051.Mach-1 Sport Compacts –1. Dustin Virkus, Clarkfield, Minn., 1,143; 2. Bubba Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,132; 3. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,120; 4. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,114; 5. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,109; 6. Curtis Miller, Lewis, Iowa, 1,104; 7. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,098; 8. Andrew Harris, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,073; 9. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 1,051; 10. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 1,050; 11. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,047; 12. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,043; 13. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 1,020; 14. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 1,015; 15. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 914; 16. Ashlee Kelly, Fairmont, Minn., 855; 17. John Martinez, Beatrice, Neb., 840; 18. Brock Klaith, Marshall, Minn., 829; 19. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 804; 20. Joshua Young, Beatrice, Neb., 796.
But the frontman, who scored 22 goals last term, will not rush his return if he is not quite ready for the Liberty Stadium meeting. “I am improving a lot,” Michu told Swansea’s official website. “I have started running and although I’m in a little pain, I am happy with my progress. “I want to be playing as soon as possible. I am desperate to play because I am happy when I am on the pitch. “With this injury, though, you need to be careful and see how the ankle is every day so I don’t want to say ‘I want to be back for this date or game’. “If I am going to play, I need to be 100 per cent and not just 60 per cent. I want to be fit and I want to play at my highest level, so we will wait until I am fully fit.” Swansea forward Michu could be fit for next month’s south Wales derby against Cardiff as he continues his recovery from ankle surgery. Press Association Michu has been troubled by ankle and knee problems throughout the season, and underwent an operation on his right ankle on December 28. The 27-year-old Spaniard’s rehabilitation is expected to take another three weeks, giving him a chance of facing the Bluebirds on February 8.
Dayton’s Obi Toppin leads Associated Press All-America team, joined by Garza, Howard, Powell and Pritchard on first team Associated Press March 20, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Dayton’s Obi Toppin leads Associated Press All-America team, joined by Garza, Howard, Powell and Pritchard on first team.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Dr. Coretta Mathie was appointed as the Caribbean and African Faith-based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC) Government Liaison for the Caribbean Women Diaspora by its president, Dr. Agorum Dike.Dr. Mathie says she welcomes the opportunity and looks forward to working with and for the women in the diaspora.CARIBBEAN WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaican born Rev. Dr. Coretta Mathie Founder and President of Spirit of the Most High Ministry Inc., a United States faith based organization was among delegates invited to attend meetings at the White House in Washington, DC last month.Dr. Coretta Mathie was the first female Caribbean faith-based leader to be invited to attend these high-level strategic meetings under the Trump Administration.The White House Faith based and Opportunity Initiatives Centers included the US Department of State Office of Religious and Global Affairs, Office of Global Justice, Civilian Security and Human Rights, the US Department of Homeland Security/FEMA and the USAID Office of Global Health and Faith based Opportunities that hosted the meetings.Helping Caribbean nationsThe meetings were held with Directors and Senior Advisors of bilateral agencies within the US government to explore opportunities for mission partnerships towards structural advancement of helping Caribbean nations to address global health, education, crime, civil crisis and holistic approaches to human empowerment.Dr. Mathie complimentedThe United States Government Faith based Cabinet Leaders complimented Dr. Mathie for her remarkable achievements and expressed a keen interest in partnering with her on various initiatives.Dr. Coretta Mathie was also among the distinguished guests in attendance at the award ceremony for Dr. Chidi Okoroafor, President of Central Africa Assemblies of Alliance and General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Nigeria held by the US Senate.Dr. Okoroafor personally extended an invitation to Dr. Mathie to visit Nigeria this year to which she accepted. She also met with the chaplain for the United States Senate, the Rev. Dr. Barry Black. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Friday said an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled three Caribbean islands, as the region recorded three earth tremors within a 24 hour period.It said that latest quake, which occurred at 6. 52 pm (local time) was felt in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and the French island of Guadeloupe.According to the SRC the quake was located Latitude: 16.88N, Longitude: 61.15W and at a depth of 10 kilometres (km).There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but it was felt 81 km east-south-east of St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, 82 km north east of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe and 177 km north of the Dominican capital, Roseau.Earlier on Friday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, after one with a magnitude of 3.9 shook St. Lucia, Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines just after midnight. Three earthquakes rattle Caribbean islands in a day
Reports reaching our sources in kumasi reveals , Asante Kotoko arrow head Yahaya Mohamed has signed for Libyan outfit Ittihad Tripoli.Yahaya becomes the fourth Ghanain to play for the Libyan giants after Emmanuel Osei Kuffour, Stanley Afedze and Laryea Kingson.More to follow……..
Raja, who finished eighth in the Moroccan League last season, are also on the verge of signing Ghana’s current Premier League top scorer Nathaniel Asamoah. The forward, who has scored 18 goals this season, is only a medical away from joining the North Africans after having a bid accepted by his club Medeama SC. Yakubu follows former Maritzburg teammate Awal as the second Ghanaian to be signed by the Casablanca-based club this summer. Asamoah is currently processing his visa in order to travel to Morocco for his mandatory medical tests.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports Yakubu, who scored 11 league and one FA Cup goals for leaders AshantiGold in the soon-to-end Ghanaian top flight season, joined the club based on the recommendation of new Raja manager Ruud Krol. The Dutch coach knew about Yakubu Mohammed’s abilities during his stint in South Africa with Maritzburg United. At the time, Krol was manager of Orlando Pirates. Yakubu Mohammed has officially completed his switch to Raja Casablanca of Morocco.The 25-year-old Ghanaian international passed his medicals on Wednesday before signing to a three-year contract 24 hours later.