Paris Saint-Germain Coach Thomas Tuchel was completely unhappy with the refereeing decision that gifted Napoli a penalty in their 1-1 draw at the San Paolo stadium.The German tactician, however, admitted they still have their fate in their hands following Liverpool’s loss to Red Star Belgrade.Juan Bernat opened the scoring for the Parisians deep into first-half stoppages but was cancelled out by a Lorenzo Insigne penalty.“It’s only normal we had difficulties in the second half because Napoli pressed high and ended up pinning us back,” confessed the Coach in his Press conference via Football Italia.“The Napoli penalty came from a situation that was offside in the build-up. Plus we should’ve had a penalty and the result certainly could’ve been different with those decisions.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“Having said that, we have to accept the result and move on.”It was certainly a better PSG performance than at Parc des Princes, where Napoli dominated for long periods and were caught by a stoppage-time Angel Di Maria screamer.“I saw a good team for much of the game and we were unlucky, just as we were at times on home turf. It was not possible to win this evening, the group is very balanced, but we our destiny is still in our own hands.”It is extremely tight, as Napoli and Liverpool are on six points, PSG five and Red Star Belgrade four.
Both English Premier League teams are the only top-flight clubs set to play against each other in the Third Round of the competitionThe Third Round draw of the 2018-2019 FA Cup has just finished and the biggest surprise is the match between Wolverhampton and Liverpool.Both English Premier League clubs will face each other this soon in the competition, while the other 18 sides of the EPL will face lower-level opponents.After the Second Round was over, the 44 teams from the EPL and the Championship have joined them.This means that a total of 64 clubs will play on this round, with the 44 from the top two leagues of England and the 20 winners of the second round.The lowest-ranked team, Woking from Level 6 in the English Football Leagues, will have to play against Watford from the EPL.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…They can be joined by other Level 6 teams like Guiseley and Southport.Matches are to be played on the weekend of 4-7 January 2019.👇 The Third Round Draw 👇Are you happy with your @EmiratesFACup tie? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/URWy2zvg2J— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) December 3, 2018
January 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Eight people displaced after apartment fire in El Cajon Posted: January 25, 2018 EL CAJON (KUSI) — A fire of unknown origin damaged an East County apartment building Thursday, leaving eight people in need of emergency shelter and causing an estimated $300,000 worth of monetary losses.The blaze in the 200 block of Jamacha Road in El Cajon erupted about 8:30 a.m., said Sonny Saghera, spokesman for Heartland Fire & Rescue.Everyone inside the structure was able to safely evacuate prior to the arrival of firefighters, Saghera said. It took the crews about eight minutes to subdue the flames.Though the personnel were able to confine the flames to a second-floor unit, the residence below it sustained water damage, Saghera said.The American Red Cross was called in to help the displaced residents — four adults and four children — arrange for interim housing.The cause of the fire was under investigation. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauded initial approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a petition to allow health claim labels on products containing soybean protein. ASA President Mike Yost, a farmer from Murdock, Minnesota, stated that “approval by FDA of evidence that including soy protein in a healthy diet reduces serum cholesterol and may reduce the chance of heart disease will have consumers around the world seeking foods labeled to contain soy protein.” Yost said that “allowing manufacturers to include this health claim on food product labels will open major market opportunities for U.S. soybean producers, enhancing demand and soybean prices. ASA is proud to have participated in the effort to obtain initial FDA approval, and will continue to work with all parties to achieve a positive final rule.”Yost’s remarks followed publication of a proposed rule in which FDA accepts the basic arguments contained in a petition filed earlier this year by Protein Technologies International, Inc. (PTI) and a follow-up petition filed by ASA in October. The PTI and ASA petitions presented data that links daily consumption of 25 grams of soy protein to reduction in serum cholesterol, a major cause of high blood pressure and heart disease. Products that contain at least six and one-quarter grams of soy protein per serving could make the claim based on four servings per day.ASA and other interested parties have until January 25, 1999, to comment on the proposed rule, with a final rule expected by March of next year. ASA President Yost indicated that “ASA plans to ask FDA to allow manufacturers to use a simplified claim on product labels, rather than the lengthy language that would be authorized in the proposed rule. “With this one change,” Yost added, “we couldn’t have asked for a more favorable decision by FDA, one that will benefit U.S. and world consumers as well as U.S. soybean producers.”
Photo: ASA President Wade Cowan (left) presents Harvey Morken (right) with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award-Membership Focus during the banquet in Phoenix.The American Soybean Association (ASA) needs your help identifying outstanding grower leaders for the 2016 ASA award and recognition program. If you know someone who goes above and beyond for the soybean industry and amplifies truly outstanding leadership –we want to hear about it and recognize them for their hard work! The deadline is extended and all nominations must be received no later than Monday, Nov.30, 2015.As in past years, three major awards will be presented:• Special Meritorious Service• Lifetime Achievement Award – Association focus• Lifetime Achievement Award – Membership focusPlease consider and submit a nominee for one or all three categories. Click here for all submissions and for more details.Members of the Membership and Corporate Relations Committee will make the final selection at the December ASA Board meeting. Nominations received after Nov.30, 2015 will not be considered. All nominations must be submitted online. No nominations by telephone, email or fax please. If you have any questions, please use the contact information below:Farris HaleyProject Coordinator.American Soybean Association12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Suite 100St. Louis, MO firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-688-7692 Ext. 1284(314) 576-1770, Ext. 1284The awards will be presented at the ASA Awards Banquet during Commodity Classic in New Orleans, La. The ASA Awards Banquet is scheduled for Friday, March 4, 2016.American Soybean Association Award Categories for 2016Lifetime Achievement Award – AssociationThe Lifetime Achievement Award with an Association focus is designed to honor individuals who have, through many years of service, exemplified truly outstanding leadership through unselfish dedication to the American Soybean Association and the soybean industry. Persons involved in soybean farming and/or soybean association related functions are eligible for this award.NOTE: Current members of the ASA Board of Directors are not eligible for this award. Former ASA Board of Directors must be off the ASA Board for at least 3 years to be eligible.2015 Winner – No award was received.Lifetime Achievement Award – MembershipThe Lifetime Achievement Award with a Membership focus is designed to honor individuals who have devoted their sustaining commitment to strengthen ASA membership through avid recruitment, board involvement or state affiliation.NOTE: Current members of the ASA Board of Directors are not eligible for this award. Former ASA Board of Directors must be off the ASA Board for at least 3 years to be eligible.2015 Winner – Harvey Morken – North DakotaSpecial Meritorious Service AwardThis award is designed to honor individuals who have served the soybean industry above and beyond the ordinary. This award may be presented to an individual who has devoted a major portion of his/her life to the soybean industry in any field.2015 Winner – Dr. Jim Specht-Nebraska
A 24-year-old man with ties to Clark County was captured in Oregon on Wednesday night after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home south of Hillsboro — prompting her to confront him with a knife to defend herself and two small children. The man then allegedly stole her minivan, led sheriff’s deputies and state troopers police on a car chase and fought with arresting officers with a box cutter knife in his hand.Two sheriff’s deputies suffered minor injuries in the fight, but no one was cut, police said.Jonathan Marc Poland was booked into the Washington County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery, burglary, criminal mischief, attempting to elude police, reckless driving and resisting arrest, according to a bulletin from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.Poland lives in Washington, the bulletin said. A search of court records showed that he was a plaintiff in a Clark County District Court case filed last year.It was about 8:12 p.m. Wednesday when the mother, age 35, called 911 to report a home-invasion robbery. She said a man had used a hammer to smash the glass on her back door, then reached in to unlock the door and came inside.
Thousands of people — including almost 1,700 registered child anglers — turned out for Saturday’s Klineline Kids Fishing event, organized by an army of volunteers and local businesses.The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife planted more than 8,500 trout into the pond for the day, but had to withdraw other financial support due to budget cuts, which prompted the volunteer effort.“Considering we had to put everything together from scratch, it’s been doing well,” said Al Jaffe, a Salmon Creek Lions Club member and an organizer for the event. “I knew that where there was a source, people were going to help us out. You do a lot of things on faith.”Children started casting at 8 a.m., and from then on a continuous stream of people spread out around the three accessible sides of the pond, fishing in groups of approximately 200 for 45 minutes at a time. The Klineline Kids Fishing group awarded two bikes per fishing round for the largest catches: one for the 5- to 9-year-old bracket and another for the 10- to 14-year-old bracket. The Lions Club also gave out tackle boxes and specialty fishing poles to second- and third-place winners. Even the child with the smallest fish in each time slot won a prize.
Vancouver police on Monday arrested the suspect in a botched bank robbery and took him from a hospital to the Clark County Jail.Stephen A. Lubeck, 19, of Vancouver was booked on suspicion of first-degree kidnap, robbery and assault.Lubeck is the suspect in the December 2 robbery of the Wells Fargo branch at 8211 N.E. Van Mall Drive.In the robbery, police allege that Lubeck walked into the bank and ordered the customers to leave.When the customers went outside, some immediately called 911 to report the robbery.Dispatchers took several calls from customers, some when Lubeck allegedly was still inside. He ordered employees to give him money from the safe. Meanwhile, Vancouver police officers were rushing to the scene.When the suspect emerged from the bank, people followed at a distance, reporting his location to dispatchers, according to radio traffic.Lubeck allegedly ran across Thurston Way to the southwest. Behind the Big Lots and Ross Dress for Less stores, he allegedly displayed his gun to Officer Jeffrey Anaya, 31, who shot him in the upper leg or hip area.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat’s new: The Vancouver Mall Community Library has stopped some pick-up services.What’s next: Sunday will be the library’s final day at its current facility; starting Monday, it will be closed for a remodeling project.Some book pickup services at the Vancouver Mall Community Library have already stopped as the branch prepares to close Monday for remodeling.The current site will be open through 6 p.m. Sunday. A smaller version will reopen in late March or early April as The Mall Library Connection. It will be in about the same location, adjacent to J.C. Penney on the upper level of Westfield Vancouver mall, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive.All Fort Vancouver libraries will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for Christmas. Demolition work at the mall facility is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.The current lease expires on Dec. 31. The 2013 lease costs about the same as the current one — $72,000, with an automatic 4 percent annual increase — but it only pays for about half the space. So, the present 7,215-square-foot space will be condensed into a 3,575-square foot library facility.With an innovative layout, “It won’t feel like a loss,” Patty Reyes, operations director, said at a recent meeting of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District board of trustees.
Uber has arrived in Vancouver. The rapidly growing ride-sharing app soft-launched here last week and is actively recruiting drivers. The company, which has been in Seattle for about three years, is expanding its reach in Washington, Brooke Steger, general manager of Uber Seattle, said. “I think we’re just really excited to be in Vancouver,” she said. “It’s a great city.” And the goal is to spread and make sure “no matter where you are in Washington, you can use Uber.”Anyone looking for a ride from Vancouver can use the app. “You push a button, the car comes by and picks you up,” Steger said. There is no need to tip as no cash transactions occur. Everything is done online. “It creates a very stress-free environment for both the driver and the rider.”But the service has one gaping hole in its coverage, as well as a big question mark: the city of Portland does not allow Uber to operate there, so someone wanting to use the service from Vancouver to Portland will need to find another way home. And it’s unclear whether the company is operating legally even in Vancouver. No one from Uber contacted anyone at City Hall, city Treasurer Carrie Lewellen said Wednesday, and it’s unclear whether Uber needs a taxi license. Current codes regarding vehicles for hire don’t address companies such as Uber, she said.
A woman escaped with minor injuries Friday when her electric wheelchair fell off the Heritage Trail next to Lacamas Lake in Camas. She had been traveling around noon along the trail on the south shore of the lake when she went over an embankment and fell about 15 feet onto the lake bed, according to Camas-Washougal fire Chief Nick Swinhart. The woman’s name was not released. The water at Lacamas Lake is currently very low to help with annual lake cleanup, Swinhart said. Any other time of the year, the area where the woman fell would normally be underwater. She appeared to have only minor injuries; she was taken to an ambulance waiting down the trail and then to a local hospital for evaluation. Firefighters returned to the spot on the trail a few hours later to remove the 350-pound wheelchair from the lake bed. Crews made a wooden ramp to help get the wheelchair back on the trail and returned it to family members.
PeaceHealth, the Vancouver-based nonprofit, Catholic health system, said Tuesday that its president and chief mission officer, Alan Yordy, will retire effective June 30, 2015. The nonprofit said a national search for his successor will begin immediately.Yordy, 62, “feels the time is right” to retire, “with the strong leadership now in place,” Jeremy Rush, a spokesman for PeaceHealth, said in an email to The Columbian. In a news release, Sister Andrea Nenzel, chairwoman of PeaceHealth’s board, said Yordy “has overseen a time of incredible growth” while keeping the nonprofit focused on its mission of “caring for all in need.”Yordy, who holds two master’s degrees from the University of Oregon, including one in business administration, spent 33 years in health care, including 25 with PeaceHealth. The nonprofit employs 16,000 people across facilities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Those facilities include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.As PeaceHealth’s top executive for 10 years, the nonprofit said, Yordy accomplished several major projects, including growing PeaceHealth Medical Group from 250 providers to 850; building Cottage Grove Community Medical Center, Peace Island Medical Center and other facilities; and helping to secure funding to improve PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Alaska.
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The top 10 most read stories on employeebenefits.co.uk from 15-21 October 2015.1. LinkedIn US to introduce unlimited holiday.2. PWC launches return-to-work programme.3. Parliamentary committee urges Pension Wise improvements.4. Altmann puts defined ambition and automatic transfers on hold.5. Pizza delivery nets driver $1,000 tip.6. Natixis launches wellness week.7. Royal Mail staff gifted 1% shareholding.8. Kingfisher develops pensions app to engage staff.9. 70% return to work early with workplace stress.10. 87% adapt pension schemes to suit millennials.
What are contract-based defined contribution (DC) pension schemes?Defined contribution (DC) schemes are pensions that build a monetary pot for the employee. They are referred to as contract-based because the employee has a contractual agreement with the pension provider.What are the origins of contract-based DC pension schemes?DC schemes were introduced in the 1980s, initially for individual pension arrangements and subsequently for workplace schemes in the form of employer money purchase schemes and group personal pensions.Where can employers get more information and advice?The Pensions Regulator: 0345 600 1011 or www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk.The Society of Pension Consultants: 020 7353 1688 or www.the-spp.co.uk.Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association: 020 7601 1700 or plsa.co.uk.What are the costs involved?An annual management charge is applied to members’ funds by the provider. The government introduced a charges cap on default funds of 0.75% a year in April 2015. The cap includes not just the investment management fee but all deductions, including professional fees, member communications and website development.What are the legal implications?Employers are obliged to put an auto-enrolment-compliant scheme in place by their staging date, and are then required to re-enrol employees every three years.What are the tax issues?Tax breaks are currently available to both employers and employees. If employees pay above the basic rate of tax, they have to claim additional tax relief via their tax return.What is the annual spend on contract-based DC schemes?HM Revenue and Custom’s (HMRC’s) statistics show that £20.3 billion was paid into personal pensions in 2014-15, of which £11 billion was employer contributions, a substantial rise on 2013-14 when £18.4 billion was paid in, of which £10.3 billion was contributed by employers. Employers’ contributions have been rising since 1990-91 from around 9% in the early 1990s to 56% in 2013-14. However, this fell to 54% in 2014-15, as auto-enrolment reduced the average.Which providers have the biggest market share?Aegon, Aviva, B&CE, Fidelity, Friends Life, Legal and General, National Employment Savings Trust (Nest), Now: Pensions, Prudential, Scottish Widows and Standard Life.Which providers have increased their market share?Most insurance providers are targeting the mass auto-enrolment market and, because, the large employers have already staged, some providers such as Legal and General, Prudential, The People’s Pension and Nest have grown their books substantially.The market has also seen an influx of small Sipp providers trying to capture a share of the fragmented Sipp and income drawdown market.Defined contribution (DC) schemes are pensions that build a monetary pot for the employee, rather than being linked to salary. The employee holds a contractual agreement directly with the pension provider.In the workplace, these schemes can be a group personal pension (GPP), a stakeholder scheme or a group self-invested personal pension (Sipp).The attraction of the contract-based DC scheme, when it was first introduced in the 1980s, as now, was their lower cost and oversight requirements for employers compared with final salary schemes.An annual management charge is applied to members’ funds by the provider, which is higher for actively managed funds and lower for passive, indexed funds.Following concern that charges were too high, eroding the value of pensions, the government introduced a charges cap on default funds of 0.75% a year in April 2015. The cap includes not just the investment management fee but all deductions, including professional fees, member communications and website development. There is an exception for any charges members incur to switch funds. The charge cap is an annual cap measured over a 12-month ‘charges year’. Charges are deducted directly from the member’s pot.Auto-enrolment responsiblitiesEmployers are obliged to put an auto-enrolment-compliant scheme in place by their staging date, and are then required to re-enrol employees every three years.Many large employers are now facing the re-enrolment process. They do not have to assess all their employees to identify which ones are eligible, but only those who have opted out, ceased membership or reduced their contributions below the minimum level. This makes the re-enrolment process quite distinct from the ongoing assessment process run in each pay reference period. Employers must re-register with The Pension Regulator within two months of auto re-enrolling their schemes.A duty to provide information such as generic guidance and risk warnings whenever a member considers a transfer, takes a lump sum, or puts benefits into a drawdown plan or an annuity, is expected following a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) consultation on the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2016, which closed on 15 January.In the Budget 2016 documentation, the government announced plans to increase the limit on income tax and national insurance relief on employer-arranged pensions advice from £150 to £500. This will come into effect from April 2017.The government also plans to consult on the introduction of a pensions advice allowance, which would enable DC pension scheme members below the age of 55 to withdraw up to £500 from the scheme to cover the cost of financial advice. The exact age at which the pensions advice allowance can be accessed will be determined following the consultation process.Market changesThe market has been adapting to auto-enrolment and the new freedom and choice regulations, but there is much work left to complete these twin revolutions.In the November 2015 Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne announced that the next two phases of minimum contribution rate increases will be aligned to tax years, so the planned contribution increase from 2% to 5% due in October 2017 will be postponed to April 2018, and the planned increase from 5% to 8% due in October 2018 will be postponed until April 2019.So far, auto-enrolment has been a success, with opt-out rates of around 8%, well below the 30% expected. However, this number might rise when larger contributions become mandatory.However, even when contributions rise to 8% in April 2019, this will only be half the amount actuaries say is required to fund a pension of two-thirds of pre-retirement income. Furthermore, that is for someone who has been saving consistently since the age of 22; for someone in their 40s it is less than one-third of the amount they would need to put aside.The auto-enrolment market seems to be consolidating around six or seven large master trust arrangements such as National Employment Savings Trust (Nest), Prudential, Legal and General and The People’s Pension. As master trusts, these offer the benefits of economies of scale and good governance.
The British Army, EY, and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) are among the organisations that will deliver keynote addresses at Employee Benefits Live 2016.On 11 October, Vicky Williams, director of people at the LTA, will present the closing keynote session looking at how a strong people and performance strategy is crucial to ensuring an organisation delivers on business goals. During the session, she will demonstrate how HR is driving the overall growth of British tennis.Meanwhile, opening the conference on 12 October, Steve Varley, UK chairman and managing partner at EY, will discuss the role of diversity in forging business success.Later that day, Nicky Moffatt CBE (pictured), the highest-ranked woman in the British Army, will explore the lessons HR can take from the armed forces, particularly focusing on staff motivation and empowerment.Employee Benefits Live 2016 will take place at Olympia National, London, on 11-12 October 2016.For more information and to register to attend.