VINE: Fight for ball results in US College rugby player slammed

first_imgTuesday Jun 2, 2015 VINE: Fight for ball results in US College rugby player slammed So this happened. Mouse over and hit the volume icon for the full WWE effect. It’s not clear what exactly is going on here, but one player gets dumped to the turf as both fight for the ball. The ref isn’t too pleased, and the powerhouse doing the lifting is just as surprised.It goes without saying that the audio is edited, if you weren’t sure.It’s the University of California vs the University of Pennsylvania, and Kutztown’s Bilal Hassen is the guy doing the lifting, while Cal’s Paul Bosco got slammed. Hassen received a yellow card, and Cal went on to win the Collegiate Rugby Championship 17-12 in overtime.*Thanks to those who shared the details, and thanks to Tim Burke and Illtud Dafydd for the tipADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Smith House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

first_img Smith House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Photographs:  Doublespace Photography CopyHouses•Upper Kingsburg, Canada Smith House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSmith House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Architects: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Area:  2775 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Lead:Brian MacKay-LyonsProject Architect:Shane AndrewsProject Team:Ashley Hannon, Matthew Bishop, Joseph Burkett, Tyler Reynolds, Sawa RostkowskaConstruction:Phil CreaserStone Masons:Lange’s Rock FarmSpa Consultants:Acapulco PoolsMillwork:Charles Lantz CabinetryCity:Upper KingsburgCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Smith House is a vacation home located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, adjacent to the architect’s farm (Shobac). The home consists of three pavilions on a two-acre site spanning from a salt pond on the east to a bold oceanfront on the west. This small peninsula historically supported an inshore fishing port.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThis is a proto-urban project, forming a village, together with other houses designed by the architect, on the old fishing village site. The reconstituted village is dense, requiring careful handling of views both from and to each building, in order to optimize community and privacy. Multiple courtyards are framed between the structures, creating micro-climates that both catch the sun and block the wind, following the seasons and daily rituals of dwelling.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographySave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe village is created by the careful aggregation of simple gable-roofed forms, producing an effect that is greater than the sum of its parts. While these traditional forms echo local vernacular buildings, they are made absolutely modern through their cladding, fenestration and minimalist detailing. The house is perched on a stone acropolis, like a ruin, protected by Corten steel plate roofs. The stone plinth is constructed of local granite, brought to the place by retreating glaciers during the last ice age, over 15,000 years ago. Deeply local, it is also the foundation material traditionally hand-split for the construction of all of the nearby historic ruins.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe landscape procession toward the project begins on gaining a hilltop overlook of the village on arrival. Then, the procession is pinched by a pair of reconstructed historic buildings. Then, the road is framed by agricultural fences. Then, one passes by a granite retaining wall below the project. Then, one swing around the gatehouse shed. Then, between the shed and pavilions, a view is framed back toward the Shobac Campus. Then, one winds up a monumental granite stair, squeezing between the day and night pavilions. Then, one arrives on the granite plinth, framing a view to a distant lighthouse. Finally, the visitor enters the compressed foyer of the day pavilion.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographySave this picture!Cross sectionSave this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyAt a time when so much of our world is in flux, this is a project that is about timeless archetypes, rather than novelty or fashion. It is less about itself than it is about the landscape cultivated around it.  Smith House is more about resolution than a novelty; more about being ‘good’ than being ‘new’. It is a mature expression of a body-of-work, or architectural language, developed over forty years. This project really began in 1994, when the architect and a group of his students constructed the first Ghost project, as a translucent tent over a 400-year-old granite ruin adjacent to the new Smith House. In 2016 the architect made an idealized ‘restoration’ of that ruin, as a sunken skyspace for dining. The Smiths’ initial request was for a house design that referred to that local, historic ruin.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessUNSense Develops an Adaptive Neighborhood of 100 Homes, part of UNStudio Brainport S…Architecture NewsThe Beauty of Marble in Interiors and FacadesArticles Share “COPY” Projects Photographs ArchDailycenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Structural Engineer: Blackwell Structural Engineers Canada “COPY” Save this picture!© Doublespace Photography+ 42Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeMacKay-Lyons Sweetapple ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUpper KingsburgOn FacebookCanadaPublished on January 21, 2020Cite: “Smith House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects” 21 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Win a 1,500 site national advertising campaign from Everyclick

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Win a 1,500 site national advertising campaign from Everyclick Howard Lake | 13 December 2007 | News Tagged with: Digital Everyclick  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Search engine and Clear Channel Outdoor have launched a competition offering one charity a national outdoor advertising campaign on over 1,500 sites across the UK. The winning charity will be the one that has persuaded its supporters to raise the most money via’s search engine over a three month period.Launching the challenge, Polly Gowers, founder of said: “We created because we wanted to change the world one click at a time. The Charity Challenge offers the opportunity for more charities to benefit from “wugging” or web use giving as a sustainable, additional revenue stream.”We want charities of all sizes to rise to the challenge and encourage their staff, corporate partners and donors to become wuggers! If just 10% of web users in the UK switched to for their search, it would generate over £76 million a year for UK charities – without costing them a penny.” and Clear Channel Outdoor ran a pilot campaign in October which demonstrated the impact that outdoor advertising can have on driving consumers to visit charity websites. Clear Channel Outdoor’s digital boards in London ran an eight week campaign featuring the URL. National traffic to increased by an average of 12% during the London-only digital campaign. National registrations on increased every week during the London-only digital campaign and were 63% higher after eight weeks.Charities can register for the challenge on, where they will be asked to supply details of the size of their donor base. This information will place the entrants in one of three categories: small, medium or large will then keep a tally of how much is being raised for each charity entrant throughout the three month challenge period, which starts on 1 January 2008 and ends on 31 March 2008.The average amount raised by each supporter will then be calculated to find the winner in each category. A panel of independent sector experts will then select one of these three finalists to win the overall prize of a free national outdoor advertising campaign. The panel will judge the entrants on money raised and the innovative and imaginative ways they have encouraged their supporters to use The two runners-up will receive free advertising on Hainsworth, Marketing Director of Clear Channel Outdoor, says: “It’s been great to see the impact URL advertising can have through our pilot with and now we want to extend this impact to more clients. We’re delighted to be working with on this project and look forward to seeing the results of the campaign as more people become wuggers!”The Charity Challenge comes as unveils an improved version of the site, designed to exploit social networking and encourage users to become “fundraising teams”.www.everyclick.comlast_img read more

NYC/Malcolm X ¡Presente!

first_imgThe New York branch of Workers World Party held a special Black History Month forum on “The impact of Malcolm X’s legacy on the global class struggle today” on Feb. 20 — one day before the 55th anniversary of the assassination of the great Black Nationalist leader. From Black Lives Matter to the migrant struggle, the speakers connected these issues, and more, to the inspiration Malcolm X still evokes today, with his words and deeds promoting anti-imperialist internationalism.Speakers were (above, right to left): Monica Moorehead, WW managing editor; Uriel Perez, Alliance For Fair Food; Larry Holmes, Workers World Party First Secretary; Nely Rodriguez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers; and Vincent Taccetta and Makasi Motema, Peoples Power Assemblies-NYC.— Workers World New York bureauFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU professor: Texas water supply can be maintained

first_imgWhether it was cooking up 65 pounds of fajitas, roasting a pig or simply grilling hamburgers, students and alumni this past football season showed that the way to a good tailgate party was with pounds of food and the company of good friends.TCU alumni Tod and Laura Miller and Frank and Kathy Kyle have been tailgating in the same parking spot at TCU football games for 20 years, and Tod Miller said the spot will remain in the family for years.”The children are already fighting over who gets the spot when I die,” Tod Miller said. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt The 109 The 109 Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! Twitter TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Previous articleTrinity Episcopal Church offers unique Ash Wednesday servicesNext articleConstruction near I-30 to last another week The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The 109 Linkedin Twittercenter_img The 109 + posts Fort Worth braces for more severe weather ReddIt The 109 TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Facebook Facebook Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printTCU professor Becky Johnson spoke Tuesday on the changes needed to conserve and maintain Texas’ water supply.The environmental science professor spoke on TCU’s campus about the global shortage of water and then discussed local efforts to conserve the resource.She said that three planets will be needed to meet the economic demands of population growth. Three percent of all water on earth is freshwater and only 1 percent of that is surface water usable for drinking. Johnson said agricultural practices and water usage must change to preserve the limited amount of water on the planet.“We cannot keep doing what we do now and have enough water to grow our food in the future,” she said.Johnson offered three solutions to water shortages in Texas: indirect water reuse, direct water reuse and rerouting water from East to West Texas.She said the idea of direct water reuse, or “toilet-to-tap” water, has met some resistance from the public. However, she said Texas is beginning to embrace the concept.Johnson also presented some of Fort Worth’s current conservation programs.“If we implement water management strategies and effectively maintain them, we actually have enough water to maintain our society, but that’s a big ‘if’,” Johnson said.Audience member Sharon Richey said the lecture confirmed what she had recently learned about Fort Worth’s water supply and its usage limits.“Nature will find a perfect balance if we don’t mess it up,” said Richey, a member of TCU Silver Frogs.Julia Sanders is the 109’s water conservation reporter.  Email her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @sanders_julia. last_img read more

Lead Slips Away in PCC Women’s Soccer Loss at Norco

first_imgTwo positive things happened early in the Pasadena City College women’s soccer team’s non-conference match September 6 at Norco College. First, the Lancers scored their first two goals of the season after suffering shutout defeats in their first two games against Santa Ana and West Los Angeles. Second, PCC had the luxury of building a 2-0 lead against the host Mustangs.Despite the strong beginnings, things unraveled for the Lancers as Norco scored three unanswered goals to rally for a 3-2 victory. PCC remains winless this year at 0-3.In the 13th minute, Isabel Diaz took a pass from inside the goalie box from Chloe Twitchell and scored PCC’s first goal in 193 minutes of play this year. Just six minutes later, Juliana Gurule fed sophomore All-South Coast Conference midfielder Sandra Ambrosio, who blasted a 25-yard drive into the upper net for a 2-0 PCC lead.Norco responded with three goals in a 15-minute span from late in the first half to early in the second. A goal by Marlsol Bravo was the game winner in the 56th minute.“It’s been a very frustrating situation for us because we felt we controlled the play for most of the three games,” said PCC head coach Reggie Rivas. “We plan on making some adjustments and hope to turn things around. I’m confident that it will start to go our way soon.”The Lancers play at Antelope Valley College on Friday, Sept. 9 in 5 p.m. kickoff. Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Sports Lead Slips Away in PCC Women’s Soccer Loss at Norco By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 11:57 am Business News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News center_img Community News Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick Giant to walk though City of Culture

first_imgWhatsApp NewsBreaking newsLimerick Giant to walk though City of CultureBy Editor – May 26, 2014 1114 The Royal de Luxe street theatre in Liverpool two years ago.A GIANT will walk though the city streets next September when the Limerick City of Culture will stage its headline event in association with world-renowned street theatre group, Royal de Luxe.City of Culture will achieve a climactic cultural high when ‘The Giant’s Journey’ is staged throughout the city over a 72 hour period on September 5, 6 and 7.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The French company will unleash the Giant Saga – an original tale, developed and specially scripted for the city on the unsuspecting public. Limerick will be transformed as the massive giant rambles through the streets, transfixing audiences for 72 hours of free entertainment.City of Culture CEO Mike Fitzpatrick said that Royal De Luxe had been wowing millions of people across the world with its Giant’s Saga and they were extremely privileged that they had chosen to come to Limerick as one of only three shows this year.“This is set to be an extraordinary experience for people of all ages and a once in a lifetime experience where Irish people can expect to be part of an urban fairy tale showcasing a history and legacy of the city”, he said.Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan said that in what was a truly memorable year for Limerick, the Giant’s Journey promised to be a real show-stopping highlight.Jean-Luc Courcoult, founder, author-director and creator of Royal de Luxe said they were delighted that Ireland is one of the chosen stages for this year’s performances.“The Giant and storyline that you will experience this September were created using Ireland, and more specifically Limerick, as the inspiration. It will be a very special time when we land on your green isle with our Giant and Lilliputians to perform what may be the biggest street performance Ireland will ever see!”Already more than 18 million spectators have been moved by the universal sagas of the Giant’s stories and the ‘Limerick Story’ will soon be part of this international saga and make a mark on the collective memory of the city for future generations.Despite demand for performances worldwide, Royal de Luxe will only perform in three countries this year; France (Nantes), England (Liverpool) and Ireland (Limerick).According to a report commissioned by the Liverpool City Council in 2012, the troupe performed to over 800,000 people and earned in excess of €35 million in associated revenue with over 80 per cent of the visitors that came to Liverpool travelled specially to see the Giant.The Limerick version will expect to see in excess of 200, 000 visitors making it the largest public event ever hosted in the streets of the city. The Royal de Luxe event is expected to generate a pro rata spend similar to its UK counterpart.This project is partnering with local cultural organisations, local artists, technical crews and other Irish suppliers, partners such as The Crescent Shopping Centre, STL Logistics, Tourism Ireland, Irish Public Bodies, the French Embassy in Ireland and more sponsors to realise this inspiring vision of Royal De Luxe. Twitter Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous articleChart hit for Limerick musician’s debutNext articleElection drama continues Editor Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Advertisement Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First Irish death from Coronavirus Email Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook TAGSCity of Culturefeaturedfull-imageJean-Luc CourcoultMike FitzpatrickMusic Limerickroyal de luxeThe Giant’s Journey last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: US reports under 200,000 new cases for first time in two weeks

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 95 million people worldwide and killed over two million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Jan 18, 7:10 amFrance expands vaccination campaign to 75 and older, anyone deemed high-riskPeople aged 75 and over will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in France starting Monday.Up until now, only residents of nursing homes and medical staff aged 50 and over were able to be vaccinated against the disease.France is also expanding its vaccination campaign to include anyone with high-risk conditions, such as cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or transplant patients.The move comes after the country’s death toll from COVID-19 topped 70,000 over the weekend.France has confirmed more than 2.9 million cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including at least 70,283 deaths, according to the latest data from the country’s public health agency. The Western European nation has the sixth-highest tally of diagnosed cases in the world, after the United States, India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.So far, the European Medicines Agency has approved two COVID-19 vaccines for use in the European Union — one developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, and another developed by American biotechnology company Moderna.Jan 18, 6:24 amOklahoma school district stops basketball games due to ‘super-spreader event’A public school district in Oklahoma City canceled basketball games on Friday night after witnessing what it called a “super-spreader event.”Millwood Public Schools said it “made the decision to put kids and families first,” pulling its basketball players off the court during games against Community Christian School in Norman, about 20 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City. The school district posted photos on Facebook showing a crowded gymnasium with no social distancing and few people wearing masks.“We will NOT subject our kids and families to a super-spreader event just to compete,” Millwood Public Schools wrote in the Facebook post Friday night.Community Christian School’s athletics director, Mat McIntosh, told Oklahoma City ABC affiliate KOCO-TV that the photos shared on social media showed the home side, which “was three-fourths full.” He said that they “would never put any students at risk.”“During [Friday] night’s game when the decision was made to pull the players off the court, we were caught off guard,” McIntosh said in a statement. “We hated that. It has been our desire to keep things as normal as possible. We have policies in place for COVID during athletic events. As a school, we have listened to the governor’s statement to stay at 50% capacity. We feel even [Friday] night, our overall capacity was under 50%.”Jan 18, 5:25 amGermany has vaccinated over one million peopleMore than one million people have received the first of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in Germany, according to the country’s public health agency.As of Saturday, 1,048,160 first doses had been administered nationwide, according to the latest data from the Robert Koch Institute. So far, the European Medicines Agency has approved two COVID-19 vaccines for use in the European Union — one developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, and another developed by American biotechnology company Moderna.There were 7,141 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Germany on Sunday. An additional 214 deaths from the disease were also registered nationwide. That brings the country’s cumulative totals to 2,040,659 cases with 46,633 deaths, according to the Robert Koch Institute.Jan 18, 4:19 amUS reports under 200,000 new cases for first time in two weeksThere were 174,513 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the first time in two weeks that the country has logged under 200,000 newly confirmed infections in a 24-hour reporting period. Sunday’s tally is far less than the country’s all-time high of 302,506 new cases on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 1,723 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered nationwide on Sunday, down from a peak of 4,462 new deaths on Jan. 12, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holidays followed by a potentially very large backlog.A total of 23,936,772 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 397,600 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of the pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before topping 300,000 on Jan. 2.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Decisions rest on final pensions jigsaw piece

first_img Previous Article Next Article Decisions rest on final pensions jigsaw pieceOn 4 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. After a lengthy gestation period, the Government’s plans for stakeholder pensions are becoming clearer. The recently published Stakeholder Pension Schemes Regulations set out the detailed arrangements for stakeholder pensions and confirm the implementation timetable.The key date for employers is 8 October 2001, from which time non-exempt employers will have to provide employees with access to a stakeholder pension scheme. Exemption will only be given to employers who: provide all employees aged 18 or over with the opportunity to join their pension scheme within 12 months of commencing employment; contribute at least 3 per cent of basic pay to a group personal pension that they offer to all staff; or have less than five employees.Employers without full exemption will have to designate a stakeholder pension scheme for some or all employees, having previously consulted with them and their representatives, and provide them with information about the scheme.The Engineering Employers’ Federation recently held some regional seminars in conjunction with Legal and General to help members understand these new legal requirements during which we identified some practical employee relations issues.First, employers are concerned they will be forced to make a financial contribution to their designated scheme. This is likely to be particularly strong in firms which provide only some employees – typically white-collar staff – with the chance to join their pension scheme. The need to designate a stakeholder pension scheme for the rest of the workforce will inevitably lead to pressure for an employer contribution to members of their occupational pension scheme that matches what they are making.Second, employers believe, in the future, they could face pressure for compensation if their designated scheme underperforms in comparison with other stakeholder pension schemes. Although employers cannot be held legally responsible for the financial performance of their scheme, it seems likely that if an employer’s scheme performs less well than a scheme designated by, say, a neighbouring employer, they will at the very least, face pressure to change their designated stakeholder pension, but could also receive demands for financial compensation.Employers need to start thinking about such employee relations issues. But while they have a “window of opportunity” to plan, one important piece of the stakeholder pension “jigsaw” is still missing. This is whether employees can have a stakeholder pension scheme and, at the same time, belong to either a final salary or money purchase pension scheme. Until the Government resolves this, employers cannot make any final decisions. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Former Goldman exec behind Epstein townhouse buy: report

first_imgJeffrey Epstein and Michael Daffey with 9 East 71st Street (Getty)A former Goldman Sachs executive is behind one of the biggest — and most notorious — residential sales this year.Michael Daffey, who managed some of the investment bank’s hedge fund clients, is the buyer of Jeffrey Epstein’s Upper East Side townhouse, Business Insider reported. A spokesman for Daffey said he used cash and a bridge loan for the $51 million purchase.Proceeds from the sale will go to Epstein’s estate, which has established a fund for his alleged victims. The disgraced financier and conviced sex offender was facing sex trafficking charges when he died by suicide in a Manhattan jail in 2019.Read moreBrokers vied for Epstein listings. Can they sell them?What happens to Jeffrey Epstein’s properties now?Jeffrey Epstein’s NYC, Palm beach mansions hitting the market Jeffrey EpsteinLuxury Real Estatetownhouse marketupper east side Tags The 28,000-square-foot home at 9 East 71st Street first hit the market last June, asking $88 million. It got a $23 million price chop in January, and went into contract in early March. The final sale price works out to approximately $1,821 per square foot.The townhouse is 50 feet wide, and was built in the 1930s in the Neoclassical style. It was originally a school building before Leslie Wexner, the founder of L Brands and a former associate of Epstein’s, acquired it in 1989. Epstein bought the home for $20 million in 1998.A month prior to Epstein’s death, it was estimated that his properties were worth around $180 million. Developer Todd Michael Glaser recently paid $18.5 million for Epstein’s former Palm Beach mansion, just under its asking price of $22 million. Glaser plans to demolish the home.Epstein also owned homes in New Mexico, the Virgin Islands and Paris.[Business Insider] — Danielle Balbicenter_img Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more