PensionDanmark sees investment return halved compared to 2015

first_imgPensionDanmark has seen returns of up to 3.2% over the first half of the year, with the result viewed as satisfactory despite overall investment return halving compared to the same period in 2015.The Danish provider said its fund for members aged 40 returned 1.3% in the six months to June, while those aged 65 saw investments return 3.2 – overall equating to an investment return of DKK3.8bn (€510m).The result is significantly down over the same period in 2015, when the pre-tax return from investments stood at DKK7.9bn.However, the provider noted a significant improvement in the investment environment since the end of June, and said that the fund for those aged 40 and the investment option for those aged 65 had seen returns improve to 3.5% and 4.7%, respectively. Torben Möger Pedersen, chief executive of PensionsDanmark, nonetheless struck an upbeat tone.”Overall, we have achieved satisfying results in the first half-year, during which our investment portfolio once again proved robust despite the significant turbulence in the financial markets, while simultaneously managing to bring down administrative costs even further.”The provider said it had further seen its costs fall 10 to DKK142, and that assets under management had risen to DKK189bn.The growth was aided by continued increases in contributions to DKK6.4bn – up by DKK700m compared to a year ago.last_img read more

Marshall Islands Court Denies Frontline’s DHT Injunction

first_imgThe High Court of the Marshall Islands has denied Frontline’s request for a preliminary injunction relating to the vessel acquisition agreement between DHT Holdings and BW Group Limited.On June 7, 2017, the court rejected Frontline’s arguments and issued an order denying the company’s motion for a preliminary injunction, according to the information provided by DHT Holdings.The court cited Frontline’s failure “to demonstrate a probability of success on the merits of its claims.”In particular, the court noted that the acquisition of BW’s fleet fell within the sound discretion of the DHT board of directors’ business judgment, and that Frontline “has no likelihood of success” on any challenge to the rights plan implemented by the DHT Board, as the rights plan was a reasonable response to Frontline’s actions.Both the High Court of the Marshall Islands and the Supreme Court of the State of New York have now rejected Frontline’s attempt to interfere with DHT’s acquisition of BW’s fleet.last_img read more

DNCW concerned about attack on female tourists

first_imgPresident of the DNCW; Josephine Dublin-PrinceThe Dominica National Council on Women (DNCW) says it is disturbed about reports of an act of rape on two female tourists on the island.A French family was the latest victim of a rape and robbery incident that occurred on Bartibo beach in the Hamstead this week.President of the DNCW Josephine Dublin-Prince in a press statement on Thursday evening said she is disturbed by this incident and her organization views it as a violation of human rights.“We view that as a violation on human rights and we want to condemn violence against women in all its forms. Also the Dominica Community Tourism Association Incorporative which represents the community based eco tourism enterprises views with great concern and alarm, the two incidents. We want to strongly condemn such vicious attacks on our visitors and want the state that this attack will definitely affect our tourism industry and the country as a whole.”Dublin-Prince also expressed concern about the acts of violence at schools in Dominica.“We are also concerned about the frequent acts of robbery and violence at schools and the community. If left to continue, it will affect Dominica’s image as a peaceful country. We want communities to be more vigilant in the fight against crime and violence, especially against our visitors. They must be made to feel safe while in Dominica. Remember tourism is everybody’s business,” she added.Dominica Vibes News Share 13 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share LocalNews DNCW concerned about attack on female tourists by: – February 17, 2012last_img read more

Palace star Zaha offers health staff free accommodation

first_img Loading… Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has offered free accommodation to medical staff in his London properties as they treat patients with coronavirus.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be CheerleadersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In HalfThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Rechargingcenter_img The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international is the latest football personality to offer a free bed, following in the footsteps of former Manchester United star Gary Neville and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.Zaha, reported to earn £130,000 ($150,000) a week at the Premier League club, willingly took up the baton saying he had friends working in the National Health Service and he could provide accommodation for the hard-pressed staff who could not return home after their shifts.He has built up a property portfolio of around 50 properties in London, including in trendy Notting Hill. The flats are usually used by corporate clients but with global travel severely restricted there is not much call for them at the moment.“If you do good, good will come to you,” said Zaha cited in The Times on Saturday. “It is clear that my intentions are that all I want to do is help at every opportunity, especially in the crazy period we are going through.“Health workers please reach out. We have already had feedback – this is exactly what we wanted to achieve.”His business partner Obi Williams said they had already been contacted by staff at two London hospitals.“Anyone who can help and do their bit needs to stand up and help,” said Williams.Palace accomodation – Wilfried Zaha has offered medical staff free bed and lodging in his London propertiesRead Also: Man Utd, Man City unite to help Manchester foodbanksNeville, now a TV pundit, has offered free use of 176 rooms in two Manchester hotels he co-owns – including one opposite Old Trafford Stadium – and has called on footballers to follow his lead, while Russian tycoon Abramovich has invited medical staff to 72 rooms in the hotel at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground.The British government on Friday ordered all pubs, cafes and restaurants to close to restrict the spread of coronavirus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Attempted murder suspect arrested

first_imgMonsero was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 11 a.m. on June 17, it added. ILOILO City – Police nabbed a man facing frustrated murder charge in Barangay Trapiche, Oton, Iloilo. He was 27-year-old Rey Monsero of Barangay Bantud, Tigbauan, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Tigbauan police station. A P200,000 bail bond was recommended for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img

College students encouraged to apply for spot on State Higher Ed Commission

first_imgStatewide– Indiana public college students who want to help shape the state’s higher education landscape should apply to be the next student member of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The student member will be appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb and will serve on the Commission beginning July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s mission is, in part, to plan and coordinate the state’s postsecondary education system and ensure that Indiana’s higher education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state.To qualify, a student:May be a full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate studentMust be enrolled through the spring 2022 semester at an Indiana public higher education institutionLive in the state of IndianaCandidates must submit applications, letters of recommendation and a signed agreement to serve by Friday, May 1; the Commission has extended the application submission period from the original April deadline.Click here to apply.last_img read more

Heavy trash day in Batesville Saturday

first_imgBatesville, IN—As a reminder, this Saturday, August 1, is Heavy Trash Day in Batesville. Rumpke will collect 10 large items (material too large to fit in a garbage can/heavier than 75 pounds). The collection begins at 5:00 A.M. Citizens are encouraged to set their disposable items out the evening before to ensure items are not missed.Acceptable Items Include:All items should be properly prepared (sealed in plastic, 4ft bundles, not exceeding 75lbs. etc.)Old ClothingFurniture (sealed and wrapped in plastic)Any mattress or box springs must be completely sealed in disposable plastic for removalOld rugs, carpet piecesRubber hoseAppliances (washers, dryers)InsulationCans and buckets, completely cleaned and dryPaint cansNot accepted:No electric devices containing mercury (TV’s, computers, microwaves, cell phones)No building and construction materials (bricks, etc.) or remodeling materials (interior/exterior)No car body parts including wheels and tiresNo steel or metal framingNo tree limbs or leavesFor further information, call Rumpke at 1-800-582-3107 or the Mayor’s Office at 933-6100.last_img read more

GSA boys breeze past Dexter to reach regional title game

first_imgBANGOR — It’s been rare for opposing teams to pose any sort of challenge for the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team this season. Two games into the Class C North playoffs, that still hasn’t changed much.GSA overpowered Dexter on both ends of the floor Friday to win 60-31 and advance to the regional title game. It wasn’t as high-scoring as some of the Eagles’ other wins, but GSA still brought the Cross Insurance Center to its feet with a series of slam dunks, behind-the-back dribbles and outlet passes to continue their push for a second consecutive state title.Dexter attempted to break down the GSA defense with a series of backdoor passes and outside shots to avoid one-on-one situations with the Eagles’ big men, but it didn’t work. GSA forced Dexter to take a number of poor shots, and the Tigers’ inability to overcome GSA’s size left them trailing 15-5 after the first quarter.“We knew they were going to be able to rebound well, but the height advantage was still a bonus,” GSA head coach Dwayne Carter said. “I thought it really affected the way they shot the ball. We kept Max in the paint a lot, but they still didn’t take a lot of outside shots.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAfter a quick basket and a foul at the other end to start the second, Taylor Schildroth made a long 3-pointer and got an immediate steal that led to a layup. Moments later, Jarrod Chase dunked after a breakaway steal to make the score 24-6. Max Mattson would get a dunk of his own off an outlet pass about a minute before halftime to give the Eagles a 28-10 lead.A series of outlet passes for GSA (20-0) led to easy Schildroth layups that expanded the Eagles’ lead early in the third quarter. The Eagles gave up a 6-0 Dexter run when Schildroth, Mattson and Stefan Simmons rested to start the fourth quarter, but that was about the only hiccup for GSA in the second half of another dominant victory.Schildroth had 29 points and five rebounds for GSA. Mattson had 12 points and three blocks, and Jarrod Chase scored eight points. Jacob Bickford and Brayden Miller each had eight for Dexter.Although the game was one of GSA’s lower offensive outputs this season from a statistical standpoint, much of that could be attributed to Dexter’s slower pace. in an effort to limit GSA’s possessions.That part of Dexter’s game plan was a success, but GSA still scored with ease most of the time at the other end. To put distance between themselves and the Tigers, the Eagles got down the court faster than usual and were also able to get frequent scores on fast breaks.“We knew Dexter was a really well-coached team, and they like to slow it down,” Schildroth said. “They sometimes took as much as two or three minutes off the clock. Early on, we wanted to push the pace.”GSA will face the Fort Fairfield Tigers (19-1) in the Class C North title game tomorrow, Feb. 25, at 8:35 p.m. The Eagles battled Fort Fairfield for first place in the Class C North standings all season long before finally clinching it on the final day of the regular season. In less than 24 hours, the two will finally get to face each other on the court. “The thing about [Fort Fairfield] is that they’re fast and like to run like we do,” Carter said. “That’s going to make it really fun to watch. They have some real shooters and play good defense.”With a win, GSA would advance to the state title game against Winthrop or Madison. That game would be played at 7:05 p.m. March 4 at the Cross Insurance Center. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Latest Postscenter_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Biolast_img read more

Asia Cup Asia Cup 2018: BCCI reveals reason behind India playing all matches in Dubai

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asia Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been making headlines recently with the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 being the core matter of the topic of discussion. Recently Start Network and BCCI were making headlines as they reportedly had a rift due to BCCI’s decision of resting Virat Kohli for the Asia Cup 2018, and now the discussion has shifted to allegations made by other participating teams regarding ICC’s controversial decision to move reschedule India’s matches and fixing Dubai International Stadium as their home base for the Asia Cup 2018.  Start of allegations:Pakitan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed started the row by putting allegations of Rohit Sharma-led India getting special treatment and stated that it was unfair for other participating teams due to the fact that India was playing all of their games in Dubai and does not have to travel at all. Sarfraz further said that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) might take this matter to ICC. And now, Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza have shown his displeasure due to the re-scheduling of the Super Four Matches.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli to make Bollywood debut? Releases poster with cryptic postHowever, BCCI have responded to the allegations and said some are unnecessarily exaggerating the re-scheduling and the ‘alleged’ favoured treatment.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Top 3 talking points”The scheduling wasn’t done overnight,” said an unnamed member of the Indian cricket board as quoted by the Mirror.”Approvals from CEOs had been taken, which the Asian captains aren’t aware of. It’s conveniently forgotten that the Asia Cup was scheduled in India, but we had to play the tournament in Dubai owing to Pakistan. Everybody has to make adjustments,” he added.Revenue Generation – a major reason?The unnamed official further said that revenue generation was one of the major reason for the re-scheduling and India playing all of their games in Dubai.He said that revenue generated by the Indian cricket team will be beneficial for the development of teams such as Afghanistan and Hong Kong as it will benefit the Asian Cricket Council to fund the associate nations for further development.”It’s a no-brainer that Dubai is the place to maximize ticket sales. And India matches are huge money-spinners. There are 24 corporate boxes here. Whatever people think, revenue matters. How will the Asian Cricket Council fund for the development of upcoming teams such as Afghanistan and Hong Kong?”The ongoing Asia Cup 2018 started from September 15 and the final is scheduled to be played on September 28 in UAE. last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 13 Free Bus Ride Excites Fans

first_imgFans billed to attend GOtv Boxing Night 13, holding on 26 December at the Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, are thrilled by decision of the organizers to provide free bus rides for those who buy tickets. The buses, which will be at the National Stadium, Surulere, will move ticket holding fans to the venue of the event and bring them back after the show. The event will feature musical performances by Small Doctor, Falz The Bahd Guy, Reekado Banks and Simi. Tickets for the event are available online at, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets, Freedom Park and National Stadium, Lagos.A fan Monday Akpochi, said he is particularly happy that the organisers have thought of the convenience of the fans by providing free buses. Another fan, Karimu Kawonise, who lives in Ajegunle, said he is delighted by the decision, saying it will make it really easy for fans going to the venue from the mainland.“It is a very good thing. It means we do not have to worry about getting to the venue or returning to the mainland when the show ends. One must thank the organisers,” he said GOtv Boxing Night 13 will feature seven fights including two African Boxing Union (ABU) title clashes and a West African Boxing Union title defence along with two national title fights. In the lightweight category, Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph will take on Egypt’s Abdulrahim Ahmed for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) title, while Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi will  attempt to win the light welterweight continental title when he confronts Kenya’s Michael Odhiambo. Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed will defend his West African Boxing Union title against Ghana’s Arye Ayitteh,The lightweight division will also feature Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, who will fight Kehinde “Ijoba”Badmus for the national title. Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will square up to Chijioke “Painless” Ngige for the national light welterweight crown.Two challenge bouts in the lightweight and super middleweight divisions respectively will see Rilwan “Scorpion” Oyekola clash with Jimoh “Hogan Jimoh Jr.” Lukman, while Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna will duel with Cosmos ‘Awosika” David. Tickets for the event are available online at, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets as well as National Stadium, Lagos.Meanwhile, Abdulrahim Ahmed, Egyptian and Mediterranean lightweight champion, has vowed to defeat Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph when they clash for the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title fight at GOtv Boxing Night 13 on December 26.The event, which holds at Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, will feature seven bouts.Speaking from his base in Cairo, Ahmed said he is ready, willing and able to win the title. “Joe Boy is a small boy. I hold the Egyptian and Mediterranean titles. I have fought better boxers and Joe Boy is in big trouble. It does not matter that the fight is in Lagos. I am going to win,” he said.GOtv Boxing Night 13 will, in addition to the boxing bouts, feature live performances by Small Doctor, Falz, Reekado Banks and Simi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more