The route to the loot

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Klijnsma calls for choice, solidarity and collectivity in pensions dialogue

first_imgPart of the dialogue will be nationwide meetings, where the Cabinet aims to check and supplement its own views, she said.She added that, depending on the interest and needs arising from these sessions, platforms for specific groups could be established.Klijnsma stressed that anyone with ideas about a sustainable pensions system could participate in the national dialogue, which will be held between September and December.The results of the broad discussion are to be laid down in a framework note, which will also include findings on the issue of the Social and Economic Council (SER).The state secretary said the outline note would include trends in society and experiences with foreign pension systems, and would be tabled in Parliament next spring.She added that the Cabinet would also address the consequences for the design of the system update, as well as possible transition routes and policy variants. Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, has said freedom of choice on pension arrangements, solidarity on risks and income and which collective approach and players should shoulder which responsibilities will be the main issues in the ongoing debate over the long-term future of the Dutch pensions system.Outlining her plans for future talks, Klijnsma said a new website,, would become the focal point for the debate.She said the site – which is to go live in mid-August – would not only provide insight into the government’s orientation via surveys and polls but also contain links to the policy documents of important players in the debate. To support to dialogue process, Klijnsma presented a clarification of the definitions of the crucial concepts for the discussion.last_img read more

Ocean Installer Bags Askeladd Work

first_imgStatoil has awarded Ocean Installer a contract for marine operations on the Askeladd project in the Barents Sea.Ocean Installer said that the contract is significant in size and will further increase its operations in the Barents Sea.“The Askeladd award, together with the earlier Johan Castberg Award, will give us specific and unique experience in the far north region, which is expected to be a major growth area in coming years,” says Steinar Riise – Ocean Installer CEO.The Askeladd development will consist of three wells in two new subsea templates which are designed for adding any future wells. Infrastructure for tying the Askeladd development to the existing Snøhvit field installation will also be installed.Askeladd is located 35 kilometers South-West of the Snøhvit field and 175 kilometers from the LNG plant at Melkøya. The water depth is approximately 240 -330 meters.Ocean Installer will be involved with Askeladd throughout the entire development phase, until the field is hooked up to Snøhvit in 2020, with offshore operations planned for the summer seasons of 2019 and 2020.The project will be managed from Ocean Installer’s Stavanger office and will start immediately.last_img read more

Government to work with village councils ahead of the projected 2011 active hurricane season

first_img 16 Views   no discussions LocalNews Government to work with village councils ahead of the projected 2011 active hurricane season by: – May 13, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share The Roosevelt Skerrit government will be engaging village council’s members around the island in an effort to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season which begins in June and stretches until November.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told a town hall meeting here recently, that government needs the assistance of the village councils in securing the vulnerable in the event of any major disaster.The forecast is that we may have a very active hurricane season and we have to start to prepare for it now. Each one of us must play our part to prepare for it. Over the next few weeks we will be engaging the village councils and groups in various parts of Dominica to get them to appreciate the need to start preparing for the hurricane season,” he said.Skerrit said citizens must ensure that the drains, ravines and culverts are not blocked so water could move freely.“We have to ensure that the overhanging tress which may pose ganger to homes and property are trimmed. If a tree is posing danger and threat to lives and property, we have to assist,” he said.Forecasters predict a busy season this year.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Bulldogs Baseball Team Sweeps Raiders

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs sweep The South Ripley Raiders in Varsity Baseball Play.Bulldogs vs. South Ripley Game 1 (5-3)Bulldogs vs. South Ripley Game 2 (5-3)Batesville Varsity’s next game Monday Night (5-5) against rival Greensburg High School.Game time at 5:30pm at Liberty Park – Bryan Hoeing has the mound.Batesville 9-3 on season.Submitted by Batesville Coach Alex Davis.last_img

Battery on an Official

first_imgThere is a senate bill pending in the Indiana General Assembly that would increase the penalty for any person attacking an IHSAA official during a high school ball game.  The senate bill was introduced by Lonnie Rudolph, a democrat from East Chicago.  At the present time, an attack is classified as a B misdemeanor which could result in a 6-month sentence and a $1,000 fine.Mr. Rudolph would like to raise this to a class A misdemeanor which at the present time carries a 1-year sentence and $5,000 fine.  His proposal would keep it a class A misdemeanor but raise the penalty to a possible 6-year sentence and $10,000 fine.  Most of this stems from an incident that took place in a high school basketball game earlier this year in the East Chicago district.I am not opposed to raising the penalty, but I wonder if his suggestion might be a little steep to get the bill passed.  Let’s hope they do compromise on some stricter penalties for fan attacks on any official.last_img read more

Batesville Tool & Die President named IMA Exec. Comm. Chair

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Jody Fledderman, president of Batesville Tool & Die, has been elected the chairman of the Indiana Manufacture’s Association’s Executive Committee for 2017.Rick Weber, the president of Batesville Products Inc. in Lawrenceburg, and John Linville, the Vice-president of supply chain at Batesville Casket, have also been named to the association’s board of directors.last_img

Toure pens new four-year deal

first_img Press Association Toure joined City from Barcelona in July 2010 on a five-year deal which saw him link up with his older brother Kolo, who joined the club from Arsenal the previous year. The midfielder, who has won the Champions League, two La Liga titles, a Barclays Premier League trophy, the FA Cup and Copa Del Rey during his career, revealed his decision to stay at City rests on his desire to claim more silverware. “I want to continue winning titles and trophies and continue to make history,” Toure said. “I have enjoyed all of my time here and can’t wait for the next chapter. This is an incredible club to be part of with fans that support a team to the end, whatever the circumstances. “I will never forget how I have been treated here by the fans, the club and the owners and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to finish my career as a Manchester City player. “Of course now it looks likely that we will not successfully defend the Premier League title and that is sad for all of us, but we can still finish second and win the FA Cup for a second time in three years and that is still an achievement for a club that won nothing for a long time. “We must try to finish on a high note and then start preparing to win more next season. Football is always a challenge and always a puzzle to solve and that is why we all love the game. You have to use your skill, intelligence and strength to constantly improve and that is what we at City intend to do.” Toure, who turns 30 in May, pledged his future to the Barclays Premier League side with the new long-term deal which was confirmed on Thursday afternoon. “This is where I want to be,” Toure told the club’s official website. “When I first arrived at City, every time I went to sleep I would dream about us winning something. Now it is about us being the best team in whatever competition we take part in.” center_img Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has signed a new four-year contact to keep him at the club until 2017.last_img read more

Indian Premier League Virat Kohli reflects on ‘pain’ of Royal Challengers Bangalore losing six consecutive IPL 2019 games

first_imgRajasthan Royals are currently at the bottom of the table in IPL 2019.Royal Challengers Bangalore’s next game is against Delhi Capitals.Kings XI Punjab will now face Sunrisers Hyderabad in a crucial clash. highlights New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore had made a disastrous start to the 2019 Indian Premier League by losing six consecutive games, equaling Delhi Daredevils’ worst losing streak. The team was down and out and it seemed they would once again finish with the wooden spoon. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore staged a spectacular comeback, winning four out of the next five games as they still remained in the hunt for the playoffs. Following their win over Kings XI Punjab, Kohli spoke about how the six consecutive losses at the start of the tournament affected the team and how they have staged a comeback since.“Yeah, we’ve won four of the five. Could have been five out of five. We were just looking to enjoy cricket and tonight was a great example of having fun. We know how we play. The world knows how we play. Losing six in a row really hurt us. Literally, no one in the team has been part of such a streak. So we just refreshed, thought about just enjoying ourselves and the important thing now is not to take on any pressure,” Kohli said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. With Royal Challengers Bangalore staging a comeback, Kings XI Punjab is in the midst of a slump having lost four out of their last five games. Ravichandran Ashwin, the Kings XI Punjab skipper said the bowling in the powerplay left a lot to be desired and added that experience in the middle order could have helped them chase down 204.“If we had more experience in the middle order, we could have done something. We are right into it (playoffs). It’s all about getting one win and we’ll get on a roll. Like RCB. It’s important to keep trust in the players. We’ve held on to the same batting order through the tournament. Giving players a chance. It’s really important to back the players. We were always in the game. We haven’t been outplayed by any opposition. The one area we need to work on is Powerplay bowling and the death overs. It’s time the bowlers stood up there,” Ashwin said.Kings XI Punjab will now take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal while Royal Challengers Bangalore face a crucial encounter against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on April 28.last_img read more

UDFA/ Gt Beer Football….

first_imgEagles United and Silver Shattas reach semi’sBy Joe ChapmanREIGNING champions Silver Shattas were held to a nil-all draw by an improved showing from Kwakwani Strikers but still advanced to the semi-finals of the Upper Demerara Football Association’s GT Beer year-end football championship.Meanwhile, Eagles United 2-1 win over Botafago also ensured that they moved into the semi-finals when play continued on Friday night at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground .Eagles entered the final four play-offs after showing continued good form to come from behind to remain unbeaten.D. Francis was able to send his side into the lead in the 27th minute as Botafago looked set to build from their 4-1 roll over of Hi Stars.However, Eagles after trailing at the end of the first half 1-0, would knot the scores at 1-1 through Kwesi Quintin in the 39th minute.As the game continued with both sides looking for the deciding goal after the second half began, it would be Eagles’ Kellon Primo who struck home the decider in the 76th minute of play.This made it 2-1 and the game would remain the same when the final whistle came, as Eagles United now seek a place in the final.However, Botafago still have a chance to qualify for the semi-finals as they would face Topp XX in a battle among the second best teams from their groups to advance with the three top teams from the three groups.The second game saw champions, Silver Shattas, being held to a 1-1 draw which would allow them to remain unbeaten after their first game win against Topp XX by a 3-1 margin and this nil-all draw.The championship will continue next Wednesday when Blueberry Hill faces Net Rockers in the first game to complete play in Group C.That game will decide who goes through as Blueberry Hill have a win while Net Rockers a drawn game, with Amelia’s Ward Panthers the third team in the group, out after a draw and a loss.last_img read more