Dutch workers should be offered more choice about their pensions, including the option of taking out a lump sum and using the savings to pay off a mortgage, researchers of Tilburg University and the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) argue.In a report to be published today, they claim that the benefits of freedom of choice would outweigh the risks and would generate additional prosperity for Dutch pension savers, according to financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad (FD).“Increased freedom of choice is desirable, as the fear that people would squander their money is not justified,” the FD quoted CPB’s Ed Westerhout as saying.“The experience in other countries shows that most people used a lump sum to pay off debt and for buying or renovating a home.” Ed Lever, also of the CPB, emphasised that most other countries offered more freedom of choice than the Netherlands.He cited the UK, where people can now take out their entire pensions as a lump sum, as the most extreme example.However, the researchers made clear that they did not advocate such an option for the Netherlands.There was strong demand for more freedom, they said, with surveys at the civil service scheme ABP suggesting more than half of participants favoured taking a lump sum.Greater freedom of choice is also preferred by the Dutch cabinet and is often cited as a reason to overhaul the current pensions system, according to the report.However, no agreement has yet been reached within the government, which is awaiting proposals from the Social and Economic Council (SER).The researchers said the current collective pensions system already offers certain options for increased choice, such as the introduction of a lump sum, or the extension of the new drawdown option for workers who want to retire ahead of the official retirement age for the state pension.Other possibilities, such as deciding how much and where people save for their pension, or taking out pension assets while still working, are not possible under the current system.According to the FD, the researchers stressed that freedom of choice must be limited and, for example, not include the option of benefits being for a fixed period.“The chances are that people will make an appeal to society during their final years for, for example, rent and care costs,” the report says.Earlier research has suggested that freedom of choice would reduce prosperity among Dutch pension savers.Westerhout said: “This came with the assumption that people wouldn’t have any brake on spending their money, but we think that this only applies to a small group.”To further limit the risks of freedom of choice, the researchers suggested giving pension funds an advisory role.However, this is currently not possible under the law, since pension funds would then enter the realm of commercial providers of financial products.Dutch pension funds are not allowed to compete with commercial players as they benefit from mandatory participation.
The home at 67 Oceana Tce, Manly sold for $1.88 million. Picture: supplied.Ms Evans said buyers were looking for resort style living with tennis courts and swimming pools and beautiful homes they could move straight in to. “They want room, privacy and that acreage lifestyle,” she said. The top bayside sales were in Manly, Manly West and Wynnum. The most expensive 2019 sale by the water was 67 Ocean Tce, Manly, which fetched $1.88 million in June. The second highest bayside sale was $1.775 million for 7 Britannia St, Manly. Both properties were sold by Marc Sorrentino of Place Manly. Wynnum Herald catchment Top Home Sales of 20191. $2.83M – 124 London Rd, Belmont2. $2.6M – 292 Grassdale Rd, Gumdale3 .$2.5M – 572 Formosa Rd, Gumdale4. $2.45M – 413 London Rd, Belmont5. $2.21M – 123 Warriewood St, Chandler6. $2.005M – 104 Bacton Rd, Chandler7. $1.925M – 535 Grassdale Rd, Gumdale8. $1.88M – 67 Oceana Tce, Manly9. $1.85M – 380 London Rd, Belmont10. $1.775M – 7 Britannia St, ManlyTop sales by suburbBelmont1. $2.83M – 124 London Rd, Belmont2. $2.45M – 413 London Rd, Belmont3. $1.85M – 380 London Rd, BelmontCapalaba1. $1.5M – 92 Howlett Rd, Capalaba 2 .$1.44M 33 Willowie Cres, Capalaba3. $1.42M – 38 Tipuana Drive, CapalabaChandler1. $2.21M – 123 Warriewood St, Chandler2. $2.005M – 104 Bacton Rd, Chandler3. $1.6M – 783 London Rd, ChandlerGumdale1. $2.6M – 292 Grassdale Rd, Gumdale2. $2.5M – 572 Formosa Rd, Gumdale3 .$1.925M – 535 Grassdale Rd, GumdaleHemmant1. $752,900 – 60 Majestic Cres, Hemmant2. $750,000 – 20 Majestic Cres, Hemmant3. $744,000 – 50 Majestic Cres, HemmantLota1. $1.29M – 705 Esplanade, Lota2. $1.22M – 693 Esplanade, Lota3. $965,000 – 25 Coolana St, LotaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoManly1. $1.88M – 67 Oceana Tce, Manly2. $1.775M – 7 Britannia St, Manly3. $1.56M – 353 Esplanade, ManlyManly West1. $1.55M – 11 John St, Manly West2. $1.18M – 19 Gabrielle Pl, Manly West3. $1.105M – 42 Hannah Cct, Manly WestRansome1. $1.65M – 76 Molle Rd, Ransome2. $1.475M – 257 Rickett Rd, Ransome3. $1.302M – 267 Rickett Rd, Ransome Tingalpa1. 980,000 – 72 Stanton Rd, Tingalpa2. $915,000 – 16 Wattle Pl, Tingalpa3. $860,000 – 12 Best Pl, TingalpaWakerley 1. $1.25M – 35 Suprano Pl, Wakerley2. $1.2M – 100 Tilley Rd, Wakerley3. 1.1M – 22 Burdekin St, WakerleyWynnum1. $1.75M – 22 Wynnum North Esp, Wynnum2. 1.495M – 37 Stretton Tce, Wynnum3. $1.35M – 47 Grattan Tce, WynnumWynnum West1. $910,000 – 20 Foch St, Wynnum West2. $825,000 – 6 Marty St, Wynnum West3. $795,000 – 39 Greggor St, Wynnum WestData from Core Logic The top seven sales in the Wynnum Herald catchment for 2019 were acreage homes in Gumdale, Chandler and Belmont.Ms Evans said buyers were prepared to pay top dollar to get their hands on tightly held estates close to the bay and the city. “It’s been like that for the last 10 years. About 10 years ago people were buying land and building these beautiful homes,” she said. “It was out with the little cottages and in with these fabulous homes.” Bayside beauty shines after incredible renovation The home at 124 London Rd, Belmont sold for $2.83 million. Picture: realestate.com.auThe Wynnum region’s top residential sales of 2019 have been revealed with buyers forking out a combined $22 million for the 10 most expensive homes. Taking out the title of priciest pad for this year is the private estate at 124 London Rd, Belmont, which sold for $2.83 million in January according to Core Logic data. The 1.3ha property includes a two-storey mansion, tennis court, swimming pool and statement fountain. The home was sold by the Deborah Evans team, made up of Ms Evans and her sons Fraser and Ryan Evans, of Remax Results. The sale price was the third highest ever achieved in the suburb. “We probably had about 40 groups through the property and it was a multiple offer situation,” Ms Evans said. “A lot of people would have liked to buy it but it came down to who could afford it.” First time on market for coastal ‘time capsule’ The second highest sell for the region was 292 Grassdale Rd, Gumdale, which went for $2.6 million. Picture: supplied. MORE NEWS: Queensland’s cheapest homes revealed
A total of 19 vessels with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 70 Bcf departed the LNG export facilities over the period between March 26 and April 1, 2020. Exports of liquefied natural gas from projects in the United States jumped during the week ending April 1. In its weekly report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) noted that out of the 19 vessels, nine departed Cheniere’s Sabine Pass export facility in Louisiana. Cheniere’s Corpus Christi plant in Texas, as well as the Freeport LNG plant, shipped three cargoes each. Two cargoes each have been dispatched from Dominion’s Cove Point LNG facility in Maryland and the Sempra Energy-led Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana. EIA further noted that natural gas deliveries to liquefied natural gas export terminals jumped for the week reaching 9.6 Bcf/d, up from 9.2 Bcf in the previous week.
Press Association “It looks very disappointing from where I’m sat. The fans have shown him great support, they want him to stay and I believe that he should too.” Gerrard, who left Anfield at the end of last season after 710 appearances and 186 goals for the club, fears Sterling’s career could be damaged. He said: “It’s very difficult for me to sit here and support him and the team around him… what they’re trying to do with his career at a young age. “It’ll be a terrible shame if he goes somewhere and doesn’t kick on as a player. “It’s slightly disappointing how far the situation has gone – but the only way I can see for him is out at the moment.” The Sterling saga has overshadowed a lot of other positive news at Liverpool this summer, most notably the signing of six players. The club have also confirmed that midfielder Jordan Henderson will, as expected, succeed Gerrard as captain. The 25-year-old already has experience of the role, having filled in for Gerrard on 19 occasions, and has grown in influence since his £16million signing from Sunderland four years ago. Henderson told the club’s website, www.liverpoolfc.com: “I’m absolutely delighted and proud. It is a great honour and a huge privilege to be named as the captain of this football club. “When Steven wasn’t in the team last season, I tried to do the best I could when I stepped in and took the armband. Now I’ll be looking to carry that on and continue to grow as a captain. “I’ll look to give my best all of the time, put the team firmly first and try to give them – or help them with – whatever they need from me.” Gerrard has also backed the appointment and contrasted Henderson’s attitude with that of Sterling. Gerrard told BBC Sport said: “Jordan’s been loyal to the club by signing a new deal and I wish him well. “I see a lot of my game in Jordan’s game and what I like about him is he’s very humble. “I don’t think there’s a more fitting player to take that armband off me. “Raheem and Jordan are at different ends of the scale. Jordan’s so professional, he’s a winner, a great lad.” Sterling has been the subject of two failed bids, the second of £40million, from Manchester City this summer and it is understood senior figures at the Etihad Stadium are continuing to monitor the situation at Anfield. It has been claimed that City are now poised to make contact with Liverpool again, and are possibly readying a bid of £50million, which would equal the Reds’ valuation, but there has been no comment from the Eastlands club. Liverpool are due to fly to Bangkok on Sunday ahead of their first friendly against a Thai All Stars side next Tuesday. The club would expect Sterling to be present but it remains to be seen how the saga continues to unfold and indeed whether the player does make the trip. Liverpool’s relationship with Sterling has become increasingly strained since the England international rejected a contract offer of £100,000 per week in January. In April he gave an interview, not sanctioned by the club, in which he stressed he was not a “money-grabbing 20-year-old”. His agent Aidy Ward later added fuel to the fire by claiming his client, who has two years remaining on his contract, would not sign a new deal even “for £900,000” per week. Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who is preparing to make his debut for new club LA Galaxy this weekend, has expressed his disappointment over the whole affair and this week’s training-related developments. Gerrard told Sky Sports News: “I’m not happy with all that carry-on. He needs to go in and see the owners. You don’t have to throw in illness, or refuse to go on tour. “There are millions of Liverpool fans waiting to see Raheem pull on a Liverpool shirt. The unsettled winger failed to report to the club’s Melwood base for pre-season work on Wednesday and Thursday, citing illness. That came after the 20-year-old was reported to have asked manager Brendan Rodgers to be allowed not to travel on the club’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia. Raheem Sterling resumed training at Liverpool on Friday, Press Association Sport understands, but that did little to quell the considerable speculation over his future.
Serena Williams will continue her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title Saturday afternoon against 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu in the women’s final of the 2019 U.S. Open in New York.Williams has had the record in sight for some time but has suffered in finals.She has lost the last two at Wimbledon to Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep, respectively, and was defeated by Naomi Osaka in the final of the 2018 U.S. Open.A win would allow the six-time champion to claim her first major title since giving birth to her daughter in September 2017.The game is expected to begin at 4 p.m.
BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport softball team is one win away from completing an undefeated regular season after a 17-3 home win against Sumner on Wednesday.Bucksport (15-0) has completed regular seasons twice since moving from Class B to Class C following the 2011 season. The Golden Bucks also went undefeated in the playoffs in those 2012 and 2013 seasons to win state titles.Standing in the way of a 16-0 regular season is Dexter (6-8), which Bucksport will face on the road at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 2. Bucksport defeated Dexter 7-0 in the previous matchup between the two April 24. With a win, the Golden Bucks will likely be the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the Class C North playoffs.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
… as DCC Summer camp concludes“STRIVE to be well all-rounded students of the game”, were the words of President of the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) Alfred Mentore, instilled upon the graduates of the club’s annual three-week summer camp which concluded last Friday at the Queenstown based club.Speaking to over eighty (80) students and in the presence of officials of The Ministry of Education, Department of Youth Culture and Sport Permanent Secretary Alfred King, Mentore emphasised the need for youngsters to balance both their academic and cricketing skills in an effort to avoid being a one dimensional individual.More so, the club President explained to the graduates that their participation in the game is not limited to the field, as they are now opportunities for persons to engage in the areas of coaching, commentary,and statistics,among many more.Mentore further gave the example of the camp’s best student, Jordon Nelson, who came to the camp not knowing much about the game, but instead of gravitating towards the on-field action, he quickly became abreast with the correct scoring and the rules of the sport.Meanwhile, King,in his address reminisced on the days with the bat and ball and firmly stated that the DCC summer camp should be a model for other sporting institutions and developing sports men and women.Head coach Gavin Nedd challenged the young cricketers to build on the knowledge gained and the need to conduct self-training if they wish to reach the summit.In closing, the club President thanked all the sponsors for their support and looked forward to future partnerships for such programmes.The camp, which catered for persons from as young as four years old, focused on areas such as public speaking, health and nutrition, the necessity of fitness, the rules of the game, and as well as the technical on-field play.Several of the top performers received trophies while each attendee received a certificate of participation.
Published on May 10, 2015 at 11:04 am Contact Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org | @pschweds The Marist men’s lacrosse team was headed to Eddie Coombs’ funeral and incoming freshman Dave Scarcello called head coach Keegan Wilkinson because he wanted to reserve a seat on the team bus.Coombs, a midfielder for the Red Foxes, had just died in a car accident in the summer of 2011 as a rising sophomore and Scarcello wanted to help his future teammates cope.When Eric Coombs, Eddie’s father, and Wilkinson were deciding who to award Coombs’ No. 34 to this season, Eric Coombs remembered his son’s funeral. He remembered that Scarcello attended before he was even on the team.Prior to this season, players and coaches gathered in an auditorium-like classroom and Eric Coombs announced that Scarcello, now a senior, would wear No. 34.Scarcello teared up, hugged Eric Coombs and was surrounded by teammates chanting “Coombs!”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I definitely get a lot of texts from alumni all the time saying that they’re proud of me,” Scarcello said. “My friends on campus also know the significance of it. So it’s just great to see that we’re continuing to build the legacy even after Coombs’ class graduated.”Scarcello has lived up to his number. The goalkeeper ranks fourth in Division I with a save percentage of 58.7 and fifth in the country with a 7.79 goals-against average. Scarcello held Bryant to just six goals on Wednesday night in an NCAA tournament play-in game to help push the Red Foxes (14-3, 6-0 Metro Atlantic) to the first round, where they will play No. 2 seed Syracuse (12-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.Coombs’ No. 34 stayed on Marist’s roster for the past three seasons and coaches awarded the it to the most deserving player each week. But after Coombs’ class graduated in 2014, Eric Coombs and Wilkinson decided the number should go to one player for the whole season.“Just the way he’s handled it this year, wearing that number,” Wilkinson said. “There’s an awful lot of pressure. There’s a lot of people looking at him and he’s been incredibly resilient and handling it with complete class.”After saving just half the shots he saw and allowing four more goals a game in 2014, Scarcello has stepped up in big games this year, Wilkinson said. Against High Point, an NCAA tournament team, Scarcello allowed just nine goals and made a career-high 19 saves.Then-teammate and current assistant coach Ethan Fox said Coombs was a vocal leader even as just a freshman and sees similarities between Coombs and Scarcello.“Every day he always comes ready to work,” Fox said. “He makes sure everyone else is ready to work.”To remember Coombs, Marist has a flag in its locker room with the No. 34 on it and underneath, it says “Play fast, live slow.” Every Marist jersey has a patch near the left shoulder that says “EC.” In the Red Foxes’ locker room, Coombs’ locker remains behind a Plexiglas wall.But Marist also remembers Coombs tangibly. When practice becomes a struggle, coaches make players do 34 reps of an exercise — 34 pushups, 34 sit-ups, 34 sprints, 34 hills.“We’ve been doing that since I got here,” Scarcello said. “When that number is placed on a workout or an exercise, everyone is working as hard as they can because they know the significance of it.”Scarcello said the thing he knows about Coombs is that he got every ground ball and won every sprint. The best way to recognize him, Scarcello said, is by trying to play the same way.And while Scarcello recognizes wearing No. 34 is an honor, he realizes its a privilege he has to play for every chance he gets.“There’s a lot of deserving guys on the team,” Scarcello said of No. 34, “so I’m just doing it as if I’m still trying to earn that jersey every day.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
The area between 28th Street, 30th Street, Hoover Street and Figueroa Street was shut down Wednesday afternoon after a suspect in an armed robbery fled from police.The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department apprehended the suspect, who was hiding between the Delta Gamma and Tau Kappa Epsilon houses on The Row, at approximately 5 p.m.According to Jeff Onoa, shift supervisor at CVS Pharmacy on Figueroa Street and 32nd Street, a suspect pulled a gun on a woman outside the store. The woman ran inside the store, while the suspect fled north toward 28th Street. The incident was captured on surveillance footage.“She ran into the store and that’s what scared some of our customers,” Onoa said.Onoa said there was no attempt made to rob the store.Witnesses said that the suspect ran from near the Phi Kappa Psi house across 28th Street, then crawled into an area where dumpsters are kept behind Delta Gamma.Daniel Turner, Tau Kappa Epsilon’s facilities manager, found the suspect crouched in the alley between Delta Gamma and Tau Kappa Epsilon.“Behind DG and the next building … I was back there cleaning up, [and] I walked over there and there he was crouched down,” Turner said. “I told him ‘You better come out before the police shoot you.’ Pretty soon he came out and the cops were waiting right there. They apprehended him and put him in handcuffs.”Daniel Wagner, a sophomore majoring in international relations, witnessed the suspect being taken into custody from inside Tau Kappa Epsilon and noticed he was injured.“Our facilities manager went outside, and he saw a trail of blood and followed it … He saw the shooter crouching there … His whole leg was bleeding out,” Wagner said.The cause of his injuries are unknown.A Trojan Alert was sent out at 4:55 warning students to stay clear of the area. A second Trojan Alert was sent at 5:35 stated that the incident was resolved and the area was safe.Saharra Griffin contributed to this report.
Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions EL SEGUNDO — After rolling most of the league to begin this year’s campaign, the Lakers are hitting a holiday rut: They’ve lost two in a row for the first time all season, and for the next game, they might be missing LeBron James.The Lakers (24-5) announced Saturday that James did not practice and is doubtful for Sunday’s tilt against the Denver Nuggets (19-8). With back-to-back home games against the West’s No. 2 and No. 3 (the Clippers) teams respectively, it’s an inopportune moment to be without the engine to the league’s fifth-best offense.The team said James strained a muscle in his thoracic region, which is close to the rib cage, Tuesday night against the Indiana Pacers when he had a collision near the basket. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said James played through it in Indianapolis, then again Thursday for a drummed-up game against the Milwaukee Bucks. James averaged a triple-double in those losses, but shot just 41% from the floor.For the season, James has been again one of the league’s best players, averaging 25.8 points, 10.6 assists and 7.5 rebounds. Last year when he tore his groin and missed 18 games, it had a catastrophic effect on the Lakers’ season. These Lakers feel more equipped to handle it with veteran leadership and Anthony Davis, who is probable himself with right ankle soreness). But it’s still a bit of a gut-check for a team that hasn’t experienced this much adversity yet this season. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “It’s the nature of the beast,” he said. “Some years you’re healthy, some years you have nagging injuries, and unfortunate that’s just me this year. It’s a lot more season left and that’s why it’s just important for me to feel like I’m healthy and confident to be out there, play at the best of my abilities.”During James’ injury last year – which he eerily suffered this time last season – the Lakers went 6-12 in games he missed. The new roster has more experience, which the Lakers hope can carry on the success they’ve had so far this season.“A little bit easier than last year,” Kuzma said. “Last year, we were a younger team, so a lot of times in the fourth quarter we folded a little bit. But we got a veteran team and we still got AD on this team. Those guys have been there, done that and been through plenty of wars.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers It’s not just the Lakers who have a lot riding on James’ health. The two most highly rated TV games this season have been opening night when the Lakers played the Clippers, then Lakers vs. Bucks on Thursday. As the NBA’s ratings have slumped this season, missing James for a Lakers-Clippers battle on Christmas could mean fewer fans will be tuning in for the rematch at Staples Center.The focus for the Lakers is who they do have, which aside from James, could be a more complete roster than they’ve had. After playing through ankle soreness Thursday and scoring 36 points against the Bucks, Davis is listed as probable even though Vogel said he’s still feeling some discomfort.Kuzma practiced for the first time since before the five-game road trip that he missed as he recovered from an ankle he injured nearly a month ago. He went through all of practice Saturday, but the deciding factor will be how his ankle responds to the workload. Kuzma has struggled with a summer foot injury, a poked eye and other mishaps this year while struggling to find his role in a remade Lakers team.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“If he doesn’t go tomorrow, it’s gonna be a group effort,” Vogel said. “It’s one of those things that no one person can pick up everything LeBron does for our team.”In the event that James can’t play Sunday, Vogel said he would release the starting lineup then. Rajon Rondo, who has not started this season, or Kyle Kuzma, who has missed five straight games and is probable for Sunday, is a potential candidate to step in.While Davis and James are on most MVP shortlists a third of the way through the season, certain statistics make the case James has been the more valuable player. The Lakers have outscored opponents by 235 points when he’s been on the floor this year, and only nine points when he’s off. His net rating is the highest (plus-10.7) of any Lakers starter, including Davis. His 10.6 assists per game, the highest average of his career, also leads the league.James is one of five Lakers to play in every game this season, and as recently as Sunday in Atlanta, he made the case that he wouldn’t want to miss games for rest (a practice known as “load management”).“I don’t know how many games I got left in my career,” he said. “I don’t know how many kids that may show up to a game and they’re there to come see me play and if I sit out, then what? That’s my obligation. My obligation is to play, play for my teammates and if I’m healthy, then I’m going to play. If Coach sits me out, then I’m not healthy. And it’s just that simple.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error