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Sweden proposes new category of pension provider in IORP II draft

first_imgThe proposal includes a risk-sensitive capital requirement for the new occupational pension companies in line with the capital requirement in the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s traffic light model.Finance minister Per Bolund said the government had taken IORP II as an opportunity to create “modern and independent regulation” that was adapted for Swedish companies.“The purpose of the legislation is to enable effective management of occupational pension funds while providing future pensioners with adequate protection,” he said.The proposed regulation implements IORP II, but is also based on a previous domestic report on occupational pensions (SOU 2014: 57), the ministry said.The deadline for responses from stakeholders on the draft law is 12 October.The bulk of Sweden’s occupational pension provision is run by life insurance companies, though a small portion comes from tjänstepensionskassor.Insurance firms offering both occupational pension and life business have a choice of following Solvency II regulations for the whole business, or separating into two entities, including an occupational pensions entity following the newly-drafted rules.Transitional rules for occupational pension business within insurance companies came into force two years ago and remain valid until 2019. Providers of occupational pensions in Sweden will be able to change their pensions business into a new type of company under draft legislation published by the finance ministry, which implements the EU’s IORP II directive in local law.Under the new rules, providers — including insurance companies as well as workplace pension savings institutions or friendly societies (tjänstepensionskassor) — can be converted into occupational pension companies (tjänstepensionsföretag), as long as they meet certain requirements. The rules, which are proposed to take effect on 1 May 2019 and apply to firms that only offer occupational pension insurance, also allow for the fresh formation of new occupational pension companies. The ministry said that in order to achieve stronger customer protection, the EU framework was being supplemented in Sweden with a strengthened set of solvency rules.last_img read more

Atletico place £109m price tag on Oblak as Chelsea, Man Utd keep vigil

first_img Loading… Atletico Madrid will insist on £109million buy out clause for Jan Oblak amid concerns that Manchester United are preparing to rival Chelsea for the goalkeeper’s signature. According to Daily Mail report, Oblak is unsettled at Atletico and is looking for a bigger, more ambitious challenge with a switch to the Premier League at the forefront of his thinking. The 27-year old, regarded by many as one of the top three goalkeepers in the world, is understood to have grown unhappy at some of the decisions and direction taken by Atletico’s sporting director Andrea Berta. Oblak is aware that Chelsea would like to sign him but believes Manchester United are also prepared to revive their interest following David de Gea’s drop in form. United’s other major obstacle is where to sell De Gea as there are few clubs willing to pay a substantial fee plus his £360,000 a week wages. Chelsea want a new goalkeeper despite the fact £71million signing Kepa Arrizabalaga intends to stay and fight for his place. Ideally they could offset Oblak’s fee by using Kepa as a makeweight but Atletico don’t want to lose face with fans. They know Oblak is a huge favourite and should he leave they want it to be for a world record fee for a keeper. Chelsea have been bold in their recruitment so far this year with Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner signed and talks taking place with Bayer Leverkusen for Kai Havertz. They also want to add two defenders and a midfielder but a reliable keeper remains key to Frank Lampard‘a plans.center_img United’s other major obstacle is where to sell De Gea as there are few clubs willing to pay a substantial fee plus his £360,000 a week wages. Chelsea want a new goalkeeper despite the fact £71million signing Kepa Arrizabalaga intends to stay and fight for his place. Ideally they could offset Oblak’s fee by using Kepa as a makeweight but Atletico don’t want to lose face with fans. They know Oblak is a huge favourite and should he leave they want it to be for a world record fee for a keeper. Chelsea have been bold in their recruitment so far this year with Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner signed and talks taking place with Bayer Leverkusen for Kai Havertz. They also want to add two defenders and a midfielder but a reliable keeper remains key to Frank Lampard‘a plans. Kepa Arrizabalaga, the world’s most expensive keeper, looks to be heading for the exit door Read Also: Saka: Fear grips England over Nigeria’s plot to cap Arsenal youngster However, Atletico’s stance on Oblak has prompted them to consider cheaper alternatives such as Marc Andre Ter Stegen at Barcelona, Alphonse Areola of PSG, Andre Onana at Ajax plus Burnley’s Nick Pope and United’s Henderson. Oblak though is the type of statement signing that would elevate Chelsea’s title credentials or, indeed, those of United. The key now is who is willing to spend the kind of money Atletico Madrid are demanding in the current climate. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 United have Dean Henderson chomping at the bit to stake his claim but while the 23-year old is poised to become England’s number one after an excellent season in loan at Sheffield United there are reservations he could still be a little inexperienced to become first choice at Old Trafford. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy About5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks12 Celebrities Who Almost Ruined Their Careers With One Movielast_img read more

Sagna ready to fill Kompany role

first_img And Sagna, the former Arsenal full-back who signed for City over the summer, said of the prospect of filling in for the skipper in the middle: “I have played a few times at centre-back for Arsenal. “If I have to play I will play, and always try to give 100 per cent and my best for the team. “But hopefully he (Kompany) will be ready for (Saturday’s home league clash with) Crystal Palace.” The 31-year-old France international, quoted by the Manchester Evening News, added: “I could cope but we have other players as well who can play. “(Dedryck) Boyata did well against Sunderland (a 4-1 away league win on December 3). But if I have to play in any position then I will play.” Press Association City lost a key man in the position when captain Vincent Kompany was forced off in Saturday’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League win at Leicester due to a recurrence of a hamstring problem. Manager Manuel Pellegrini said after the contest that Kompany could be out of action until the new year. center_img Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna is ready to play at centre-back for the Blues if required.last_img read more

Cynics misread Crew

first_imgThe usual cynics have once again surfaced. A season once full of optimism for a franchise largely devoid of such feelings over the last decade has already lost its luster after 21 games. The Milwaukee Brewers’ record currently stands at 8-13. But it’s not time to throw in the towel on Ned Yost’s club quite yet.First off, the season is still young. The Brewers have played just an eighth of their schedule and have played only eight games at home. Though they have posted just a 2-6 mark at Miller Park, considering their schedule in the first month, the Brewers overall record isn’t as terrible as it appears at first glance.Milwaukee has had to travel to Wrigley Field, Minute Maid Park and Busch Stadium, the homes of the top three teams from the National League Central a year ago, and has, not surprisingly, struggled. Brewers skeptics should take heed. This is a franchise that started off well last year, reaching as high as seven games over .500 before the All Star break before plummeting into last place in the division. However, this season was supposed to be different. The addition of Carlos Lee into the middle of the lineup would offer protection for lefties Geoff Jenkins and Lyle Overbay. Wisconsin native Damian Miller would give the Brewers a respectable backstop for the first time in a great while. The offense would be improved. Ace Ben Sheets would finally get some run support. Yet, it seems in the opening month nothing has changed from a year ago. Sheets is 1-3 with a 3.95 ERA while striking out almost one batter per inning. The back of the rotation has battled the same inconsistencies that plagued it last season. The Brewers are averaging just over four runs per game, largely due to poor hitting with runners in scoring position. And Lee has started off slow, batting just .235.Still, it’s quite early in the year to give up all hope of a respectable season for the Crew. As great as April is for over-analyzing baseball to death, it is simply another month of the season.Brewer fans can take solace in the fact that teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks and Baltimore Orioles are currently in first place. No disrespect to either club, but the chances of the both teams ending the year on top are not real good. The Yankees are still under .500. Jim Thome is hitting just over .200. Eric Chavez, Steve Finley and Mike Lowell are all currently batting below the Mendoza line. The season is still in its infancy.Despite their current struggles, the Brewers still have a chance to compete in the division. This is certainly not a club that will challenge the Cardinals for the crown, but Milwaukee does have a team capable of finishing around the .500 mark. And in a division with no standout teams outside of St. Louis, such a finish could put the Brewers in contention for second or third place. They still have many holes and questions; yet the answers to those questions will not be answered in April, nor should they be. Yes, J.J. Hardy is struggling. But a rookie shortstop needs more than a month and just over 50 at-bats to show any indication of what type of player he will be. Remember, even Alex Rodriguez hit just .204 in his first taste of big-league action (54 at-bats in 1994).Junior Spivey (a career .274 hitter) is not going to bat .214 all season. Lee’s early season struggles won’t last for all of 2005. Geoff Jenkins is going to eventually break out of his two-homerun, five-RBI funk. Right now, the Brewers are simply a team struggling behind the slow starts of some of their best players.The Major League Baseball season is a marathon, not a quick sprint. There is a reason why Brian Roberts will not win American League MVP. There is a reason why Derek Lee will not win the National League Triple Crown. And finally, there is a reason why Gustavo Chacin, regardless of how cool his glasses are, will not win the AL Cy Young.The Brewers simply have to continue to work hard and wait for their stars to wake up.last_img read more

Stock up/Stock down: Jordan Fredericks impresses against Rhode Island

first_img Published on September 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Judging by the scoreboard, Syracuse’s 47-0 season-opening win over Rhode Island couldn’t have gone any better. But as SU’s rotation of players continues to be sorted out in the early part of the season, two key developments occurred on Friday night.Stock UpJordan Fredericks, freshman running backWith Devante McFarlane on the sideline and the Orange opening up an early lead, Fredericks received significant playing time behind junior George Morris. Two-thirds of the way through the first quarter, Fredericks took his first collegiate handoff for 31 yards, SU’s longest run of the game, immediately putting Syracuse in field-goal range. With a 14-0 lead to start the second quarter, Fredericks racked up 32 yards on five runs during a 13-play, 76-yard drive that ended with a field goal.On Wednesday, head coach Scott Shafer said Fredericks was ready to play and the freshman proved Shafer right with 103 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.“(Fredericks) knows the offense inside out,” Shafer said on Wednesday. “He’s got good football IQ. Like a lot of our freshmen, we have a lot of smart kids on this team that pick things up quicker than a lot of freshmen do and Jordan’s one of those guys.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStock DownAustin Wilson, sophomore quarterbackWith starting quarterback Terrel Hunt sustaining a season-ending injury just seven minutes into the game, the Orange had to turn to backup freshman quarterback Eric Dungey. Third-string sophomore quarterback Austin Wilson got in during the fourth quarter and perhaps the quarterback battle could have heated up with a strong performance, but Wilson didn’t complete his only pass attempt. Meanwhile, Dungey went 10-for-17 for 114 yards and two touchdowns.Immediately after the game, a reporter asked SU offensive coordinator Tim Lester if Dungey would “definitely” be the starter if Hunt is out for more games. Lester said yes, which bodes poorly for Wilson after losing the backup spot to a true freshman.“I mean, (Dungey) played well and he showed it in camp,” Lester said. “He had the second best numbers and the guy with the second best numbers is the guy you’re playing. So, unless something crazy happens, he’ll be the guy, if Terrel is out any more.” Commentslast_img read more

Liverpool, One Leg Back Among European Elite

first_imgGoals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, via a superbly curled free kick, and substitute James Milner helped Liverpool put a firm foot ahead in their Champions League Playoff tie against Hoffenheim, a team that didn’t lose a game on their home ground for the entirety of last season.Although Hoffenheim pulled one back through substitute Mark Uth, Liverpool remain in a fantastic position ahead of the second leg next Wednesday. The Germans know they’ll have to perform spectacularly if they are to reach the group stage in their maiden Champions League campaign.Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was the hero for Liverpool early on as he kept out a Hoffenheim penalty taken by former Leicester forward Andrej Kramaric.The penalty was as a result of a Dejan Lovren tackle on former Arsenal player Serge Gnarby and Kramaric played the spot kick effortlessly down the middle for Mignolet to improve his penalty saving ratio. The Belgian has now saved seven of 20, a huge 35% of spot kicks he has faced.Hoffenheim struggled to cope with the pace of Liverpool counter attacks with Mohamed Salah and Saido Mane wreaking havoc down the flanks. Salah almost went close on a counter attack only to shoot just wide around the half hour.Another counter attacking move, this time lead by Mane saw him tripped on his way into the Hoffenheim penalty box. The resulting free kick was brilliantly bent over the last man in the Hoffenheim wall, into the left bottom corner of the Hoffenheim goal by youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold. Goalkeeper Oliver Baumann could only watch as he wheeled away in delight.The game ended 1-0 at half time. And though Liverpool struggled to cope with crosses and set pieces from the joint leading scorers of set pieces in the Bundesliga last term, they held on going into the dressing room.Ermin Bicakcic had to be taken off early into the second half as he was on a yellow and Mane seemed to be having an easy ride against him on the right of the back three. In his place, came in former West Ham man Havard Nordteveit. He didn’t have it easier has Mane was having a good game.James Milner came in and had an immediate impact scoring a goal off unlucky Nortdteveit as the ball into the box flew into the top right corner via his chest.It was a nervy finish from Liverpool who had to deal with corner after corner looking unconvincing defensively, as they had done for the most part of the game.The Germans gave themselves a lifeline with three minutes of normal time left when a diagonal ball played into the box found Mark Uth. Whilst the Liverpool defense appealed for offside, the substitute maintained concentration and finished into the bottom corner with a powerful shot.Hubner had a great chance to earn Hoffenheim what could have been a deserved draw, but the defender headed high despite being unmarked on a free kick. It capped up what has been a wasteful night in front of goal for TSG.Hoffenheim could do no more as Liverpool headed into the second leg at Anfield with one leg firmly in the Champions League group stages and their record of having never lost a European qualifying game intact.Writer: Awolope Kolawole@KopainzyRelatedEuropean League Wrap: Heavyweights hit the deck across EuropeSeptember 11, 2017In “England”Premier League Review: Liverpool Pay The Penalty In Tottenham Draw As Kane Reaches Century Of GoalsFebruary 5, 2018In “England”UCL: Liverpool, Chelsea Lose Opening Matches As Barcelona Hold Off DortmundSeptember 17, 2019In “UEFA”last_img read more

Sexual abuse trial of Clear Lake man scheduled to start on Tuesday

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — A Clear Lake man who originally entered an Alford plea in a sexual abuse case but had that set aside by a district court judge is scheduled to go on trial tomorrow.61-year-old Amando Montealvo was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse after being accused of sexually abusing two girls under the age of 12 in Clear Lake 13 to 17 years ago. He was sentenced for up to 10 years in prison after entering an Alford plea to one count of lascivious acts with a child as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.Montealvo in January 2018 filed a petition in district court for post-conviction relief, claiming that his attorney failed to properly advise him of the consequences of the plea agreement would have on his immigration status. Court documents state that he is in the United States legally but is not a citizen.District Judge Rustin Davenport this past February ruled that attorney Barbara Westphal did inform Montealvo that he would immediately be removed from the country and that there would be a bar on his legal re-entry if he accepted the plea deal. Davenport says though that Westphal did not advise him that he would be subject to mandatory detention during removal procedures or that he would be subject to 20 years in prison if he attempted to re-enter the United States.Davenport set Montealvo’s conviction aside but ruled the original charges should be re-instated. Montealvo has opted to take the case to trial rather than re-enter plea negotiations.Second-degree sexual abuse is a Class B felony, which means if Montealvo is convicted of both charges, he could face up to 50 years in prison.last_img read more

U.S. Military’s Mystery “Space Plane” Launches Back Toward Orbit

first_imgSince they first flew a decade ago, the pair of space planes have logged a combined 2,865 days in orbit, for a total of seven years and 10 months.Delayed for one day by bad weather around the state, this weekend’s liftoff marks the second rocket launch for the newly established Space Force, which sent a national security satellite into space two months ago.United Launch Alliance, which provided the Atlas V rocket this time around, dedicated Sunday’s launch to the health care workers and others who are working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.Many of the flight controllers involved wore masks and were spread out.Before dawn Monday, SpaceX will attempt to launch another group of its Starlink satellites for global internet service.That would be the company’s last flight before its first astronaut launch, which is scheduled for May 27 from Kennedy Space Center. The U.S. military’s mystery space plane headed back to orbit Sunday morning, carrying an extra load of science experiments.Sunday’s mission represents the sixth flight of an X-37B, which is a solar-powered plane flown by remote control and without a crew.Officials have not said how long the spacecraft will stay in orbit, or provide any details about the mission.However, the previous mission lasted a record two years and ended with a touchdown during darkness at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center last year.The winged vehicle looks similar to NASA’s old shuttles, but is just 29 feet long.The one that was launched over the weekend includes an extra compartment for experiments, some of which are for NASA. The Air Force has two of the reusable space planes.To recap, #AtlasV launched at 9:14amEDT (1314 UTC) from Cape Canaveral for @SpaceForceDoD. At the request of our customer, this will conclude our live coverage of today’s countdown and #USSF7 liftoff.— ULA (@ulalaunch) May 17, 2020last_img read more

No sibling favors

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nietes storms elite circle with venom KO Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentscenter_img Rain or Shine hopes to punch its ticket to the quarterfinals against defending champion San Miguel Beer in the second game at 7 p.m.The Elasto Painters, who hold a 5-4 record, shift their focus on finishing at least sixth to figure in a best-of-three playoff series rather than facing a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the next round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut the Elasto Painters will be without their resurgent star, James Yap, who will miss the game due to a calf injury. Yap has been on a tear the past few games, scoring 17 points in the 95-99 loss to Alaska last Friday.With a 4-6 record, TNT can forge at least a playoff for a quarterfinal berth in what has been a battle of survival among six teams vying for the last four tickets to the next round. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Road Warriors already secured their spot in the next round as early as last week following a victory over Blackwater Elite.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed TNT knows it can’t expect any favors from sister team, NLEX. Fortunately for the KaTropa, they will be back at full strength as they try to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive on Wednesday in the PBA Philippine Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.After missing the past couple of games following a bad fall in the clash with Magnolia, Troy Rosario returns to the lineup, while Jericho Cruz, acquired in a trade with Rain or Shine, is expected to make his debut as the flagship team of the Manny V. Pangilinan bloc hopes to avoid elimination against an NLEX team that has been in inspired form the past three weeks.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Half-Filipinos to bolster Azkals’ Asian Cup roster

first_imgA new door for Philippine football Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “They are interested to join the team. At the same time, we’re looking at local football players who are exceptional in their leagues, like the UAAP. It’s a two-pronged process to augment the national team.”Palami said the Philippine Football Federation has yet to decide on the status of coach Thomas Dooley, whose two-year contract lapsed on March 31.The former US international has publicly expressed his desire to stay with the Azkals, although Palami said they will still evaluate his performance and consult with players.“There’s a lot of reasons for him to be extended,” said Palami. “We’ve had our best performance under his tenure.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters The Azkals boss is also not discounting the possibility of tapping some collegiate stars to join the Azkals, who beat Tajikistan, 2-1, on Tuesday to punch their ticket to the Asian Cup.Obermair plays for German giant Bayern Munich, while Holtmann, a former Germany Under-20 player, is under contract with FSV Mainz in the Bundesliga.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNyholm, a central defender who plays for Swedish top flight side AIK, has been in the Azkals’ radar the past two years.“We’ve actually talked to the moms of the players who are playing in higher competitions,” Palami revealed at the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at Tapa King Farmers Market in Quezon City. The Philippines aims to strengthen its squad with a slew of new recruits in anticipation of its toughest challenge yet in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup next year in the United Arab Emirates.Germany-based players with Filipino lineage, Raphael Obermair and Gerrit Holtmann, as well as Sweden-born Jesper Nyholm are among the players eyed by Azkals manager Dan Palami to beef up the squad in the 24-nation Asian Cup, where the Philippines will be seeing action for the first time.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more