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, www.denationalepensioendialoog.nl, 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

UW finishes outdoor season by sending 9 to NCAA meet

first_imgWisconsin men’s track and field head coach Ed Nuttycombe won’t admit to total satisfaction unless his team ends a season on top of all others.Though the Badgers didn’t finish at the top of the podium, Nuttycombe nevertheless holds much enthusiasm for the team that overcame injuries to finish second in the Big Ten Championships and collected numerous individual accolades over the course of the 2010 outdoor season.“I think I was overall pleased in the progress of the team in the sense that I definitely think we were better than we were the previous year,” Nuttycombe said. “We competed better at the Big Ten Championships and fared well at the NCAAs, both indoors and outdoors.“I think we had some injuries to some key athletes, and that didn’t help us, but that’s athletics.”Entering the season ranked No. 25, Wisconsin began the first month outdoors strong despite the absence of senior All-American mid-distance runner Jack Bolas, who was sidelined with a leg injury. Breakout performances, however, came soon enough in the Gateway Classic and the Drake Relays.Four Badgers won their respective events in Edwardsville, Ill., for the Gateway: Adam Hexum in the 110 meter hurdles, Zach Beth in the 1,500 meters, Josh Flax in the long jump and Paul Annear in the triple jump.In Des Moines, Iowa, for the Drake Relays, Wisconsin laid claim to the Jim Wheelock Distance Medley Relay in school-record-breaking pace. Ryan Gasper, James Groce, Zach Beth, and Craig Miller penciled in the new record at 9:32.84 – the second fastest in the nation at that time – and gave UW their first title in the event at the Drake Relays since 1949.On that same day, while most of the team competed at Des Moines, a few Badgers participated in the UW-Whitewater Invitational where personal bests and titles became abundant, as UW collected five victories in various events.Bolas finally returned to the track at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. The senior wasted no time in his recovery, winning his section at the Cardinal and then posting a personal-best time in the 800 meters just a week later at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational. Seven teammates joined Bolas at the winner’s stand at the Twilight, in what was seen as a “tune-up” to the upcoming conference championships.With the momentum at its back, Wisconsin entered the Big Ten Outdoor Championships and pushed to a second place finish after placing sixth in the meet a year earlier.On the first day of competition, true freshman Mohammed Ahmed claimed his first Big Ten title, winning the 10,000 meters in his first race of the outdoor season. The Badgers then closed out the tournament on day three in a flash.Seniors Bolas and Miller finished 1-2 in the 1,500 meters in the first race of the day. Immediately after that, UW surprised some by winning the 4×100 meter relay without even having any relay members participating in the open 100 meters.In the third race of the day, Beth finished second in the 800 meters, totaling seven All-Big Ten performances for the Badgers.“We had a great meet,” Nuttycombe said. “We ended up second – that’s not where we want to be – but it was a very good meet for us and we competed very well.”“I thought it was a phenomenal [third] day, I was very pleased with the way that meet started.”Wisconsin sent nine athletes in five events to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, including its 4×100 meter relay for the first time since 1978. Ahmed earned his first All-American honor while Bolas and Miller added their fourth and eighth as their collegiate careers came to a close.With “two very strong recruiting years back-to-back,” Nuttycombe believes the team is on its way bolster the potential even more. What’s more valuable though, is the team’s constant willingness to succeed when needed most, he says.“The last three meets of the year, meaning the Big Ten Championships, the regional NCAAs and the NCAAs themselves, the athletes that competed there competed very successfully and I was very proud of them,” he said. “In athletics, at least in [this] sport, it’s about being good when you’re supposed to be good and you’re supposed to be good during the championship part of the season and I think that we were able to accomplish that this year.”last_img read more

De Jesus says DLSU setter Cobb still lacks maturity

first_imgJust as Michelle Cobb was making a name for herself as a capable playmaker for De La Salle, she went on a slump that not only affected her, but her whole team as well.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours First it was Jasmine Nabor’s dominance in National University’s five-set win over La Salle wherein the Lady Bulldog tallied 53 excellent sets to Cobb’s 27.And Cobb was once again in the middle of La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus’ post-game talk wherein the 10-time champion mentor said his setter needs to play better.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLa Salle lost in four sets to Adamson University, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in a match where Lady Falcon setter Fhen Emnas, who dished out 43 excellent sets, outplayed Cobb.“Our setter needs to experience this kind of a big game so she can overcome the pressure that is brought upon her shoulders,” said De Jesus in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roque says Vicente left UE for ‘personal reasons’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “This is for her own good and for the improvement of the whole team as well. She has to see what adjustments she needs to make and how she can handle these types of situations.”Cobb’s lackluster play has coincided with La Salle’s subpar performance and the Lady Spikers have slipped to 4-2 and their loss was their first at the hands of Lady Falcons since dropping a 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 decision in Season 70.The sophomore setter has proven herself as La Salle’s main distributor most notably in the Lady Spikers’ 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 win over University of the Philippines.Cobb finished with 10 points and 32 excellent sets for La Salle against the Lady Maroons that saw the 19-year-old score three straight aces to cap off the victory.“I think Cobb’s maturity as a setter is still lacking because there were times where her decision-making wasn’t apt to what was happening on the floor,” said De Jesus. “She’ll eventually get this experience along the way.”ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more