“For any trustees out there, you’re going to have to start spending some real money on administration to make sure that we are able to extract all this data.”She added that many older pension schemes still had physical records stored in boxes or on outdated technology such as microfiche, which would require significant investment and resource to digitise and harmonise in preparation for providing data to dashboards. UK pension schemes must be prepared to put much more money into their administration and data services in order to make the proposed pension dashboard concept workable, according to industry experts.The UK government has introduced draft legislation providing for rules requiring schemes to supply data to organisations creating dashboards, online portals designed to display all an individual’s pension savings in one place. The UK’s Money and Pensions Service (MAPS), a public financial guidance body, is leading the dashboard development.Discussing the proposals at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s (PLSA) annual conference in Manchester last week, Nicola Mark – head of the Norfolk Pension Fund and chair of the trade body’s local authority committee – said administration had to find a place on trustee boards’ agendas.“Data is all about the quality of scheme administration,” she said. “On most trustee boards, scheme administration is not a main part of the agenda… but [it] is so critical. Administrators say they struggle to get an item on board agendas. Industry experts discuss the Pension Schemes Bill at the PLSA conferenceRoyal Bank of Scotland pension director Carol Young, who chairs the PLSA’s defined benefit (DB) policy committee, added that the industry would “have to be realistic about the timeframe” for bringing DB data onto the dashboard.In particular, she said, there were challenges around how to display accrued DB pensions. While defined contribution (DC) pots were expected to be displayed as a total figure, using a similar approach for DB pots could inadvertently encourage members to attempt to transfer out and lose DB protections, she warned.“Is there going to be a way to share the relevant amount of information around what people might be giving up if they transfer?” Young said. “There will be some important practical considerations, and particularly from DB members’ perspectives there are some important safeguards to consider about how that data is shown.”Gregg McClymont, director of policy at UK master trust The People’s Pension, added that protections applied to members of occupational pension schemes should be extended to investors in retail pension products.“Beyond the data, beyond the political differences, as we get into the actual dashboard, I think there is the fundamental question of how do we ensure that your members are protected appropriately,” he said.McClymont, a former pensions spokesperson for the Labour Party, added that the draft legislation was unlikely to be passed soon, given the amount of parliamentary time being taken up by Brexit discussions.The Pension Schemes Bill, as it is called, was introduced to the UK parliament’s upper house on 15 October and is scheduled for a second reading on 30 October. The prime minister still wants the UK to leave the EU on 31 October but this weekend was forced by law to write to the EU to ask for an extension. Earlier this month the pensions regulator ordered 400 schemes to carry out an urgent data review, and said accurate record-keeping would be crucial for the pensions dashboard.
Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE said that it is about to sell the terminal facility in the port of Rotterdam to its Dutch counterpart Koole Terminals B.V. The move follows the announcement from American private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg (LG) on the sale of its 49 percent shareholding in Odfjell Terminals B.V. (OTBV) and Odfjell’s decision on an outright sale of OTBV subsidiaries Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam (OTR) and Odfjell Terminals Maritiem (OTM).Odfjell, which owns the remaining 51 percent in the OTBV joint venture, said it would cash in USD 155 million from the sale and that Koole will compensate OTBV for all permitted equity injections made in 2018 until closing.The sale is part if Odfjell Terminals efforts to cut debt and, after closing, the intended transaction is expected to cut the company’s debt with around USD 35 million.Odfjell SE’s share of the proceeds at closing is expected to amount to around USD 100 million and result in an estimated book loss for Odfjell SE of around USD 100 million.The sale is subject to the employee consultation procedures being finalized, finalizing documentation and to customary regulatory approvals.“We have been working hard to restore profitability at OTR during the past years, and the terminal is now ready for the next step of development, which will require significant investments,” Kristian Mørch, CEO of Odfjell said.“Koole has great ambitions for the terminal, and we are confident in their ability to realize the value potential this business represents. Following a sale of OTR, Odfjell will have a network of seven tank terminals worldwide. We remain committed to our tank terminals business and will allocate capital for growth of Odfjell Terminals in the years to come.”
BBC Chartering and Seaboard Marine have entered into a strategic cooperation in an effort to improve services for shippers moving cargo between the US Gulf Coast, Jamaica, and ports in Ecuador, Peru and Chile.The strategic cooperation, to be marketed as Andino Service, is scheduled to begin on November 29, 2018. It will operate a string of at least five vessels dedicated to serving the abovementioned trade lanes.As explained, this cooperative space sharing arrangement “offers shippers higher frequency, increased capacity, and hence a better service”.“The new arrangements will help ensure a high level of service for shippers on all routes between the west coast of South America and the US Gulf Coast,” Edward Gonzalez, President, and CEO of Seaboard Marine, commented.“BBC Chartering and Seaboard Marine follow a joint objective of improving customer service and vessel frequency on this trade,” Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering, said.
Food & DiningLifestyle Citrus-Mint Drink. by: – June 21, 2011 Citrus-Mint Drink.Start the holidays on a merry note with this colorful sipper.This delicious nonalcoholic orange juice, lemon, and mint-flavored drink would also work well for a bridal or baby shower.Serve over ice, in clear glasses garnished with sprigs of fresh mint, for an attractive and refreshing beverage treat.Ingredients:1 cup snipped fresh mint leaves2 cups water2/3 cup sugar1 teaspoon shredded orange peel2 cups orange juice2/3 cup lemon juiceCracked iceFresh mint sprigs (optional) Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Share 26 Views no discussions Directions:Place mint leaves in a medium bowl. Bring water and sugar to boiling in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; pour over mint leaves.Stir in orange peel, orange juice, and lemon juice. Cover; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Strain. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.Serve over ice. If desired, garnish with mint sprigs. Makes eight 4-ounce servings.Recipe source: BHG.com
This project is a priority because the COVID-19 pandemic may likely take longer to contain, he stressed. Aside from COVID-19, the testing laboratory may also be used for dengue and human immunodeficiency virus tests, he added. He did not say how much would be allocated for the hospital construction but for the COVID-19 testing laboratory the city government has a budget of between P15 million to P20 million, including already the reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machine. “The health facility will be a big help to our residents, particularly in times of emergencies. They can seek treatment faster,” Treñas added. Five months ago, in February, Treñas led city government officials in inspecting a possible site for the proposed Iloilo City Hospital in Barangay Hinactacan, La Paz district. It was unclear as of this writing if this was the same project which the mayor now wanted to build in Molo. The city government was then looking at acquiring a 1.5- to two-hectare lot in the barangay. “Waay pa kita sang vaccine. Kadaku sang bulig kon may ospital kita. Ang mga pumoluyo ma-atipan gid naton,” said Treñas. The city government having its own COVID-19 testing laboratory would hasten the release of test results, said Treñas, pointing out the sluggish work at the Western Visayas Medical Center’s sub-national laboratory in Mandurriao district. The place, said Treñas, already had a cemented farm-to-market road. ILOILO City – The city government plans to build a 50-bed, three-storey hospital in Barangay San Pedro, Molo district adjacent to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing laboratory that it is currently constructing. “We need to identify and check the viability of the location. The hospital will cater to our people and communities and far-flung areas, unlike other barangays which are near the city center,” said Treñas in February. According to Mayor Jerry Treñas, the hospital would be “about 2,000 square meters” wide. This proposed 50-bed capacity hospital would be funded by the Department of Health with about P159 million./PN
Kyle Smith was the CRSA Sprint Tour feature winner at Afton Motorsports Park. (Photo by Curtis Berleue Photography)By Ed KochersbergerAFTON, N.Y. (May 12) – Defending champion Kyle Smith beat the rest of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field to the checkers and the CRSA event at Afton Motorsports Park beat undesirable weather that was closing in on the Northeast Friday night.The racing math teacher Dustin Purdy, brought his no. 83 to the green flag to begin the 25-lap main event, alongside future engineering student Tyler Jashembowski.Purdy set the pace early. Eddie Strada pulled alongside and actually took the lead before his ride lost power as he was crossing under the flag stand at lap six.Purdy’s next challenger was Smith, who worked his way from fifth starting and passed for the lead before halfway.With a few late race yellows to work through, Smith took solid command and went on to secure the victory on a very emotional evening for himself and car owner John Matrafailo.“Johnny’s father passed away earlier this week. He was definitely with us tonight. This win is for him,” Smith said.Josh Pieniazek also worked his way from the eighth starting spot to finish second.Twenty-four RaceSaver Sprint Cars filled the pits for race three of the CRSA Sprint Tour presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment. This was also round one of the four-race Algonkin Motel Challenge.CRSA Sprints head to Penn Can Speedway, in Susquehanna, Pa., on Friday May 19. They will then head back north to compete in their first and only stop of 2017 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle on Saturday, May 20.Feature results – 1. Kyle Smith; 2. Josh Pieniazek; 3. Brett Jaycox; 4. Billy VanInwegen; 5. Dustin Purdy; 6. Tyler Jashembowski; 7. Sydney Prince; 8. Dalton Herrick; 9. Emily VanInwegen; 10. Christian Rumsey; 11. Jerry Sehn; 12. Dana Wagner; 13. Geoff Quackenbush; 14. Andy Durie; 15. Tyler Cartier; 16. Link Pettit; 17. Eddie Strada; 18. Michael Storms; 19. Thomas Radivoy; 20. Mike Kiser; 21. Jeff Trombley; 22. Chuck Alessi; 23. Peter Dance; 24. Tyler Boniface.
Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal. Announcing the deal through their website, Galatasaray confirmed an initial fee of 2.5million euros (£1.8m) plus add-ons for how well the club perform during the length of Podolski’s stay, with the former Bayern Munich man tweeting a picture of himself inside the Turk Telecom Arena. President Dursun Aydin Ozbek admitted Galatasaray had been chasing the signature of the World Cup winner for some time and was pleased to have finally worked out a deal for the forward. “Podolski was a player we have been following for a long time,” he said at the announcement of the signing. “We have met the expectations of our fans. We think he will serve us for many years.” Podolski, who started for the Gunners in the 2014 FA Cup final victory over Hull, had long been linked with a move to Galatasaray and his agent Nassim Touihri said on Friday that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had begrudgingly allowed the player to leave. ”We had good talks with Wenger,” Touihri said. ”He wanted to keep Lukas at Arsenal but could not guarantee him a starting position. That’s why we agreed to make a transfer.” Despite moving to Arsenal with a fine reputation, Podolski’s chances became limited as Wenger added the likes of Ozil, Sanchez and Danny Welbeck to his forward options. He also has Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at his disposal, which is the likely reason why the Frenchman could not guarantee Podolski the game-time he craves. Press Association Podolski, 30, was expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer having slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of players such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan and has now signed a contract with the Super Lig champions, with an option for a fourth year in place.
DHAKA (Reuters) – Australia bowled out Bangladesh for 260 and then suffered a spectacular top-order collapse of their own to leave them reeling at 18 for three after the spin-dominated opening day of the first Test on Sunday.On a day of fluctuating fortunes, Bangladesh slumped to 10-3 before Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal raised 155 runs to help them post a competitive total at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.Australia witnessed a similar collapse in their reply and slumped to 14-3 as Bangladesh roared back into the contest in the eventful final session when eight wickets fell.Matt Renshaw was batting on six at stumps with skipper Steve Smith on three. Australia now face a daunting task on a spin-friendly track where slow bowlers have claimed nine of the 13 wickets that fell on the opening day.After opting to bat, Bangladesh were left gasping for breath after Pat Cummins reduced them to 10-3 inside four overs with a terrific display of fast bowling.The paceman gave an indication of things to come with his third delivery, which flew off the shoulder of Soumya Sarkar’s blade and soared over the agitated slip fielders.Two balls later, the batsman was caught in the gully by Peter Handscomb.Cummins returned to have Imrul Kayes and Sabbir Rahman off successive deliveries, the leaden-footed batsmen perishing caught behind without scoring.With two left-handers at the crease, Smith pressed off-spinner Nathan Lyon into service but Shakib and Tamim, playing their 50th tests, refused to retreat into a defensive shell and batted positively.Both batsmen used their feet against the spinners, steadying the innings and reaching half-centuries in the process.Glenn Maxwell’s part-time off-spin finally earned Australia the breakthrough with Tamim lobbing one to David Warner at backward point to fall for a 71 which included three sixes off Lyon’s bowling.Lyon then claimed the important wicket of Shakib with an extra bit of bounce from the track when the batsman edged him to Smith in the slips. Shakib’s 84 included 11 boundaries.Australia’s spin duo of Lyon (3-79) and Ashton Agar (3-46) shared six wickets between them to bowl out the hosts for a modest total.The strong start Australia expected from their openers, however, did not materialise.Warner fell lbw to Mehedy Hasan for eight, a delivery after successfully reviewing and overturning a similar leg-before appeal.Usman Khawaja then ran himself out chasing a non-existent single and nightwatchman Lyon fell lbw to Shakib to further complicate Australia’s crisis.BANGLADESH 1st inningsTamim Iqbal c Warner b Maxwell 71Soumya Sarkar c Handscomb b Cummins 8Imrul Kayes c Wade b Cummins 0Sabbir Rahman c Wade b Cummins 0Shakib Al Hasan c Smith b Lyon 84Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Agar 18Nasir Hossain lbw b Agar 23Mehidy Hasan c Handscomb b Lyon 18Taijul Islam lbw b Lyon 4Shafiul Islam c Hazlewood b Agar 13Mustafizur Rahman not out 0Extras (b-15 lb-3 nb-2 w-1) 21Total (all out, 78.5 overs) 260Fall of wickets: 1-10 S. Sarkar,2-10 I. Kayes,3-10 Sa. Rahman,4-165 T. Iqbal,5-188 S. Al Hasan,6-198 M. Rahim,7-240 M. Hasan,8-246 Nas. Hossain,9-246 T. Islam,10-260 Sh. IslamBowling: J. Hazlewood 15 – 5 – 39 – 0, P. Cummins 16 – 1 – 63 – 3(nb-2 w-1),N. Lyon 30 – 6 – 79 – 3, A. Agar 12.5 – 2 – 46 – 3,G. Maxwell 5 – 0 – 15 – 1.AUSTRALIA 1st inningsD. Warner lbw b M. Hasan 8M. Renshaw not out 6U. Khawaja run out (Rahim, Sarkar) 1N. Lyon lbw b Al Hasan 0S. Smith not out 3Extras 0Total (for 3 wickets, 9 overs) 18Fall of wickets: 1-9 D. Warner,2-14 U. Khawaja,3-14 N. LyonTo bat: P. Handscomb, G. Maxwell, M. Wade, A. Agar, P. Cummins, J. HazlewoodBowling: Shafiul Islam 2 – 0 – 8 – 0, Mehidy Hasan 4 – 2 – 7 – 1,Shakib Al Hasan 3 – 1 – 3 – 1.
No. 1 · The USC men’s tennis teams celebrates their championship victory. The Trojans had to take down No. 1 Virginia and No. 3 Ohio State. – John Eilts | USC Sports Information For many, summer is a time to relax, get away from it all and take your mind off things. But for some USC athletes and teams, this summer was all about competition and, in some cases, the chance to win a national title. Just about every Trojan team that competed over the summer found success in national or conference tournaments. From the men’s tennis team to track and field, here’s what you missed in the world of USC sports while you were away this summer.Men’s TennisThe USC men’s tennis team, although sometimes under the radar even with its 16 national titles going into the 2009 season, made some noise this summer at the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships.Going in as the No. 8 seed, the Trojans eased through the first three rounds of the 64-team tournament to match up against No. 1 Virginia in the quarterfinals.The Cavaliers, undefeated prior to the NCAAs, struggled against the Trojan attack, falling to USC’s top singles players, senior Abdullah Magdas, junior Robert Farah and freshman Steve Johnson en route to a 4-0 sweep of the Cavs by the Trojans.After continuing its run in the semifinals by defeating Texas 4-1, USC faced Ohio State in the national championship event on May 16.Against the No. 3 Buckeyes, the Trojans pulled out the doubles point on the strength of victories by doubles teams Farah/Johnson and duo freshman Matt Kecki and sophomore Jaak Poldma.USC (25-5) continued to surprise the Buckeyes in the singles matches as Magdas and freshman Daniel Nguyen delivered the Trojans their first two singles points. After Poldma fell to Buckeye Justin Kronauge, the Trojans clinched the national title with Farah’s three-set victory, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.The championship is the Trojan’s 17th in school history and first for coach Peter Smith.Men’s VolleyballThe men’s volleyball team, picked to finish sixth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation entering the 2009 season, more than surpassed expectations by winning the MPSF tournament.Facing defending national champion Penn State in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship, the No. 3 Trojans defeated the Nittany Lions, 3-1, with the help of freshman Murphy Troy. His 24 kills led the team and paced them for a .484 hitting percentage, which the Nittany Lions could not overcome.USC faced UC Irvine in the final on May 9, a team that has traditionally given the Trojans nightmares on the volleyball court but whom the Trojans had blanked just 10 days before in the MPSF tournament in Irvine.In the five-set match that saw USC (21-11) take an early 2-1 led after the first three sets, the Anteaters were able to answer with a blowout fourth set victory, 30-17. In the final set, the Trojans finished just short, falling 15-12 and finishing the season as national runner-up.Women’s Water PoloUSC women’s water polo, ranked first in the nation for much of the season and with just one blemish on its 24-1 overall record, entered the 2009 Women’s Water Polo Championship as the favorite.Breezing through their first two opponents, Cal Lutheran and the University of Hawaii by a combined score of 39-7, the Women of Troy were matched against third-ranked UCLA in the championship game on May 10.After falling behind quickly in the first quarter 2-0, senior driver Michelle Stein scored two goals to even the score at 2-2. But a goal near the end of the period by UCLA’s senior Anne Belden left the Women of Troy trailing after the first period.Junior driver Alexandra Kiss quickly answered with another goal by the Bruins in the second quarter, but another goal by UCLA to close out the half was too much to overcome and a second half goal by junior Forel Davies was not enough to complete the comeback, as USC (26-2) fell to UCLA 5-4.Women’s and Men’s GolfBoth the men’s and women’s golf teams participated in the NCAA Championships in late May with results that fell slightly short of expectations.The Women of Troy, ranked third in the nation coming into the NCAA tournament, started the tournament hot and were sitting pretty in second place going into the final stages of the team stroke-play match.The third round proved even more fruitful for the team, as they took the overall lead with just 18 holes remaining on the strength of a 6-over 294 and freshman Jennifer Song’s individual 1-under-par 71. Yet on the final day, the team shot a 13-over-par 301 to finish just short of the championship in third place behind eventual champions Arizona State.On the men’s side, USC made it through the stroke-play event, which seeds teams for a match-play championship event. The Trojans, led by coach Chris Zambri, were unable to advance past the quarterfinal stage, bowing out to the University of Texas, 3-2.The result was USC’s third top-10 finish in the past five events. This year’s effort was propelled by a group that was missing All-American junior Jamie Lovemark, who succumbed to a season-ending injury that held him out of the national competition, making the result all the more surprising and encouraging.Track and FieldUSC also found success at the track this June, with both the men’s and women’s teams finishing in the top 10 at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.Helping lead the men’s track and field team to a 10th-place overall finish was junior Ahmad Rashad, whose second place finish at the NCAAs in the 100-meter dash in a paltry 10.10 seconds was the fastest time in that event by a Trojan since 1985.The Women of Troy found the points that helped them to an eighth place overall finish in freshman Dalilah Muhammad, whose 56.49 in the 400-meter hurdles was the third fastest in school history and was also good enough for second place at the NCAAs.uOut of the seven teams that competed into the summer months, USC logged a national championship, two national runner-up finishes and four national top-10 finishes to round off an impressive and eventful summer.
Published on November 2, 2019 at 12:10 am Contact Roshan: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Roshan_f16 The serve dropped right between Aliah Bowllan and Ella Saada as the two fell to their knees, reacting too late to the ball. Both assumed the other would collect the straightforward serve, summing up an error-plagued first set for Syracuse. It was a first set that saw Syracuse (7-11, 4-7 Atlantic Coast) record nine attacking errors and three service errors in addition to allowing Notre Dame (15-6, 8-3 ACC) to score on five service aces. Highlighted by miscues, errors, and uncharacteristic mistakes, it looked as though SU had dug itself a hole it might not recover from. “(Our) team had that feeling of like ‘we’re just not even playing,’” assistant coach Derryk Williams said. “When you give a team (more than) 15 points without them having to do anything, it’s tough to have momentum.”But SU showed its resilience after a 25-14 loss in the first set. Ultimately, the Orange pulled off the reversal, following their first set woes with regained confidence that allowed them to win the next three consecutive sets and upset the conference’s second-best team. Early on, Notre Dame had an answer for Polina Shemanova, the Orange’s top outside hitter. When the ACC leader in kills per set and points per set rose for a kill, she was met by four hands on numerous occasions. When Shemanova and Saada tried to hit around the blockers, they suffered from an excess of attacking errors. And when SU finally got some attacking momentum going, it was shut down by poor defensive play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMidway through the first set, the Fighting Irish managed to collect a strong kill from Saada, clearly catching the Orange off-guard. To secure the point, a Notre Dame player exposed a gaping hole in Syracuse’s defense by gently setting the ball into the space on SU’s side. “The first set is always the set where you’re not fully into the game,” Shemanova said. “You’re still making some adjustments, so the first set is usually not the best for our team.”Even Bowllan wasn’t her usual acrobatic self — countless miscues on what appeared to be simple digs had head coach Leonid Yelin out of his seat, providing vocal instructions far more often than usual. Playing against a powerhouse side like Notre Dame, Shemanova said you almost want to win more. The idea of beating a strong side gave the Orange psychological willpower and allowed them to reverse their fate after the first set, Shemanova said. The key to the bounce back: the confidence and rhythm that SU gained in the second set. Shemanova recorded her typical cross-court kill on multiple occasions after the first set. Saada returned from a three-game slump, tying her career-high of 21 kills and setter Elena Karakasi recorded a career-tying high of 43 assists. Karakasi’s improved setting, compared to the first set, allowed her outside hitters to avoid blockers and rack up kills. And once the Orange offense regained their poise, the roles were reversed — in the second, third and fourth sets, Syracuse’s offensive firepower was a mismatch for the Fighting Irish defense.Crucial blocks lead the way in the Orange’s defensive turnaround, something the team has struggled with all season. Karakasi was vital in the success, with two big-time solo blocks and one block assist. After firing an ineffective kill early in the fourth set, she came right back on the same point and won the long rally with a flawless block that gave Syracuse an early lead. “Elena blocked I think the best I’ve ever seen her block,” Williams said. “She had three or four in the fourth set alone, so that was awesome.”The team finished the game with 74 digs, the second most of the season thus far. Bowllan had countless diving efforts, and though Yelin continued to make frequent trips out of his seat to give his players instructions, the Orange were able to handle the Fighting Irish’s strong offense. Though there were no adjustments to the defensive system itself, Yelin said, the Orange’s execution was far more crisp in the ensuing sets.“Once we started playing hard and doing things the right way, (the way) that we like to do it, I think they struggled to find ways to score,” Williams said. “Third set and fourth set they were hitting right at us. What we were doing was working.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+