Dutch pension fund liabilities to grow after longevity revised upward

first_imgAccording to the AG, boys and girls born in 50 years’ time are likely to live 3-4 years longer.If the Dutch government accepts the AG’s latest estimate, it will have to raise the official retirement age for the AOW state pension, as well as the target age for additional pensions.The AOW age would have to increase to 67 and three months in 2022, and it would have to be set at 68 in 2027, rather than 2029.Further into the future, the AG said it expected the official retirement age to rise to 69 by 2035, 70 by 2044 and 71 by 2053.It suggested the target age for additional pensions should be increased to 68 by 2018 – one year earlier than recommended by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) last year.The AG said the government now needed to make a decision on the ages for the AOW and additional pensions before the beginning of next year. Longevity in the Netherlands is set to increase, with pension funds’ liabilities for men rising by 0.3% and for women by 0.9%, according to estimates from the Actuarial Society (AG). The organisation said it based its estimate on a discount rate of 1%, adding that liabilities would increase by 0.1% and 0.6%, respectively, if the discount rate were 3%.The AG, which produced its previous longevity report in 2014, said it expected girls born in 2016 to live for 93 years on average – an increase of six months.Life expectancy for boys born this year remains unchanged at 90.1 years.last_img read more

Holland Park home hits market for first time in 38 years

first_imgThe bedroom has decorative ceilings.Mr Ballinger said Percival St had been tightly held for some time, with many residents living there for almost as long as themselves, but had recently experienced a number of young families moving in.“That street is delightful. There is so much appeal about the streetscape and it’s so handy to the schools, public transport and the restaurants at Coorparoo.” The dining room.Gary and Sandra Ballinger are the home’s third owners, and have lived in the tri-level property for the past 38 years.After looking for the perfect house for almost a year, they signed a contract as soon as they saw the Tudor-style residence.“We liked the classical style that it is and the solid construction,” Mr Ballinger said.“It’s brick and built to a standard you don’t see today.” Out on the deck is one of the favourite spaces at the home.Mr Ballinger said the deck was one of his favourite spaces at the property.“I love the deck,” he said.“We like to sit out there, and look at the views.“The breezes we get up there are wonderful and we entertain there with friends.” The lounge room is teeming with character.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoMr Ballinger said they kept the house fairly original over the years, only making necessary changes, such as adding a garage and modernising the kitchen. The house at 30 Percival Tce, Holland Park, is for sale.THE three-storey period house at 30 Percival Tce stands out from all the rest.The Holland Park home was built in 1938 by renowned Brisbane builder Burton Hollingsworth, who worked on the heritage-listed El Nido property at Hamilton. RELATED:center_img The kitchen has been given an update over the years.The Ballingers, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next year, raised a daughter and a son in the house.“It was a great family home,” Mr Ballinger said.“The kids’ friends were over regularly and we enjoyed having visitors over.” Receivers sell coveted brisbane mansion for $1.615m Downstairs is another living area.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Mums harming kids through daycare – report

first_imgNZ Herald 8 Feb 2012A controversial psychologist has been criticised for a new report that says New Zealand mothers could be harming their children by sending them to daycare. The report Who Cares? Mothers, Daycare and Child Wellbeing in New Zealand – commissioned by Family First New Zealand and prepared by British psychologist Aric Sigman – looks at the potential impacts of separating a child from their parent in the first few years of life. The 30-page report, which drew on previously published research from around the world, said attending daycare, and the subsequent separation from parents, was a significant source of stress for many children. It said 70 to 80 per cent of children in centre-based daycare had increasing levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which could be harmful to the child’s immune system. The author has been criticised in the past for ignoring inconvenient evidence, cherry-picking research and relying on outdated studies. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said the report was compiled to put a new set of facts on the table. “[In the past] it’s all been about getting mothers back to work and the benefits of daycare in terms of outcomes, but there’s been no corresponding weight given to some of the research that’s coming through on the effects of long periods of childcare,” he said. “The industry talks about outcomes and school readiness but it doesn’t talk anything about what the kids actually go through while they’re at childcare.” use comes under fireMSN NZ 8 Feb 2012Extended daycare for children is causing stress for many young children which could have long-term consequences for their mental and physical health as adults, a report commissioned by Family First says. The report by British-based American psychologist Aric Sigman said studies had shown increasing levels of the stress hormone cortisol among 70 to 80 per cent of toddlers in daycare. Newswire / Yahoo News 8 Feb 2012 read more

Caribbean health officials to attend rheumatology conference in St Lucia

first_img Share Share CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Health professionals from the Caribbean will meet here later this week to discuss the diagnosis and management of the most common and serious rheumatic conditions across the region.The Caribbean Association for Rheumatology (CAR) says it will host its ninth annual Scientific Symposium from May 3-5, featuring internationally acclaimed speakers, national research presentations and an ultrasound workshop.The CAR said that the conference is geared towards doctors and all other health care professionals and that participants will get an opportunity to listen and interact with regional and international experts on the diagnosis and management of the most common and serious rheumatic conditions across the region.Canadian-based Dr Carter Thorne will deliver a public lecture on the topic “A cost effective model of care for people with chronic conditions”.The CAR is also urging health professionals to take advantage of a special session which is devoted to teaching rheumatology to non-rheumatologists.“That session will focus on assessment of patients with joint pain, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory back pain, osteoporosis, septic arthritis and other emergencies. Health professionals in Trinidad in 2016 and Curacao in 2017 benefitted from this. Now it is St Lucia’s turn,” it said.Rheumatology is the study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments. HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Caribbean health officials to attend rheumatology conference in St Lucia by: – April 30, 2018 Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

St. Francis seeks revenge on Merrimack

first_imgSt. Francis seeks revenge on Merrimack DID YOU KNOW: The sturdy Merrimack defense has held opponents to just 60.6 points per game, the ninth-lowest in Division I. St. Francis (NY) has given up an average of 71.5 points through 24 games (ranked 209th, nationally).___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMerrimack (16-9, 10-2) vs. St. Francis (NY) (11-13, 5-7)Peter Aquilone Court, Brooklyn Heights, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Merrimack goes for the season sweep over St. Francis (NY) after winning the previous matchup in North Andover. The teams last played on Jan. 30, when the Warriors outshot St. Francis (NY) from the field 40.4 percent to 29.4 percent and had five fewer turnovers en route to a 61-50 victory. Associated Press center_img SENIOR STUDS: Merrimack’s Juvaris Hayes, Idris Joyner and Jaleel Lord have combined to account for 48 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 55 percent of all Warriors points over the last five games.RAMPING IT UP: The Warriors have scored 63.9 points per game and allowed 58.7 points per game across 12 conference games. Those are both solid improvements over the 58.4 points scored and 66.3 points given up per game to non-conference foes.CREATING OFFENSE: Hayes has directly created 49 percent of all Merrimack field goals over the last three games. Hayes has eight field goals and 27 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: St. Francis (NY) is 0-8 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 11-5 when it scores at least 64.FLOOR SPACING: Merrimack’s Minor has attempted four 3-pointers and has connected on 50 percent of them. February 12, 2020last_img read more

UW can’t end ’06 scoring drought

first_imgComing into this season, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team knew exactly what its strengths and weaknesses were. Their strengths include one of the best goaltenders in the country, Brian Elliott, who posted a save percentage of .938 and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the best player in the country.Defensively, the Badgers returned six upperclassmen defenders compared to just one underclassman, freshman Jamie McBain. The six upperclassmen had a combined 482 career games under their belts at the start of this season.The Badgers’ biggest weakness is a glaring one, as they currently have no bona-fide goal scorers. Senior forward Ross Carlson came into the season with the team’s most career goals, but has been out for much of the season with a lower-body injury.Wisconsin lost an incredible amount of point production after last season, not to mention leadership and experience. Joe Pavelski scored 23 goals last season while Robbie Earl racked up 24 goals, and both left school early to go to the NHL. This season the Badgers are relying on players like Carlson, captain Andrew Joudrey and senior Jake Dowell to step up their goal scoring.However, so far this season, the Badgers as a whole have not stepped up like they need to, making the losses of Pavelski, Earl, Adam Burish and Tom Gilbert even more noticeable. In the 12 games played this season, the Badgers have managed to score just 24 goals, which is the second lowest total in the conference, despite playing the most games. Injuries haven’t helped the Badgers either. Both Carlson and sophomore forward Jack Skille went down in the second series of the season versus North Dakota. Carlson returned this past weekend against Denver and appeared to be playing well, while Skille is still sidelined with an elbow injury.”I think (Carlson) did [look comfortable],” Mike Eaves said. “He gave us some energy, wish he could have given us some goals, but that will come … a lot of times you don’t know what you’re going to get when you first get back into a lineup. It takes a game or two to settle down. Overall, I’d say it was a pretty good start for [Carlson].”Despite the offensive firepower Carlson brings to the table, the Badgers’ offense was once again stagnant, scoring just three goals against Denver in the two-game set. “I think sometimes that we’re in an offensive struggle to score some goals, timely goals,” Eaves said. “The feeling is that we work and we work, and we’re winning battles and we’re not getting rewarded … how are we going to solve this riddle right now? We’re going to solve this riddle by (having) everybody playing to their strengths, everybody doing their part, and not trying to do too much.”In game one, the Badgers failed to capitalize on a multitude of scoring opportunities, including a wrap-around attempt by Mike Davies that seemed to be a sure goal. With Denver goalie Glenn Fisher down and out of position, Davies had an open net — but a diving stop made by a Pioneer defenseman prevented the freshman from lighting the lamp. In the second game of the series, the Badgers did capitalize on their opportunities and mustered three goals, including two third-period goals to tie the score at three. However, the comeback was not meant to be, as the Badgers lost in overtime with just 15 seconds remaining. Eaves, who echoed the sentiments of his players, feels that the positives outweighed the negatives Saturday night.”We don’t have any 30-goal scorers and we’re going to have a lot of games like this and we had better learn to deal with it,” Eaves said. “The puck isn’t going in for us very easily right now … but if we can create the kind of mentality, no matter what happens, that we’re that mentally tough, then that’s going to make us a better team.”last_img read more

WBB : Hemingway leads Syracuse to 1st conference win

first_imgWith one half of Syracuse’s frontcourt attack sidelined after picking up two early first-half fouls, it was up to the other half, forward Iasia Hemingway, to shoulder the scoring responsibilities.And after SU center Kayla Alexander picked up her second foul just more than three minutes into the game, Hemingway did just that.‘We played well as a unit,’ head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘Obviously when you have someone that goes out of the game that’s an integral part of what you do, it’s one of those things you just have to calm it down collectively, and I think that our team did that as a whole.’The Orange’s leading scorer took over and turned in a career-best 33 points, including 15 points in the first half. Along with her scoring surge, Hemingway added eight rebounds to lead the Orange (12-5, 1-2 Big East) in a dominating 83-60 win over Pittsburgh (8-8, 0-3) in the Petersen Events Center on Saturday.It was the most points SU has scored in conference play since the Orange defeated the Panthers 87-80 in overtime on Feb. 2, 2010. And behind Hemingway the Orange built an insurmountable lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut it did so in an unconventional way.The senior forward led an assault from the free-throw line, where Syracuse scored a remarkable 34 points. Hemingway notched 15 points from the stripe as SU shot 89.5 percent, missing on just four attempts from the line.‘I think that when you play in this conference and you’re playing against players that are physical when they guard you, you have to put the ball on the floor and get to the basket and be aggressive,’ Hillsman said. ‘We did a very good job of getting to the basket and playing aggressive.’The Orange led for the majority of the first half, even with Alexander on the bench. Syracuse guard Elashier Hall also found a seat on the bench after injuring her knee five minutes into the first half. Hillsman said the injury isn’t serious.Leading 20-10, SU appeared to be handling the absences well. But the Panthers then went on a 17-5 run to take a 27-25 lead, which turned out to be Pittsburgh’s lone lead of the game.Hemingway then drained two free throws to tie the game, Carmen Tyson-Thomas hit two 3s on consecutive offensive possessions and SU’s lead ballooned to five. SU took a 41-34 lead into halftime.Out of the break, Syracuse held the Panthers without a field goal for seven minutes, allowing it to go on a 14-4 run that saw the Orange take a commanding 19-point lead. Hemingway took control during the span and scored the final nine points of the run.‘She did a really good job of just being physical and attacking the paint,’ Hillsman said. ‘I thought that overall with her attacking the paint that’s where her game is.’And after a 27-turnover performance in a 55-44 loss to Rutgers, the Orange had an offensive turnaround in its first conference win of the season. Syracuse got to the free-throw line, took high-percentage shots that led to 40 percent shooting from the floor and caused six more turnovers than it committed.In the end, Syracuse dominated the Panthers with two of its main threats sidelined for a majority of the game.‘We did a very good job of taking care of the ball,’ Hillsman said. ‘I thought that was the most important thing. We were able to take care of the ball and get very good shots.’  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on January 7, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Local Tipp town derby today

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM In the TSDL Premier League there’s a major local derby fixed for 3pm today when St. Michael’s take on Tipp town FC.If St. Michael’s win today they’ll have claimed the league title, however, Tipp town won’t want to let that happen on home turf.Both clubs will be playing for pride, but our soccer correspondent Jamie O’ Flaherty believes St Michael’s will want to wrap up the league title today, to prepare them for the Munster Junior Cup semi-final in a few weeks time.last_img read more

Rolling into the holiday season with a giving heart

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt’s a wonderful time of the year when students care for their classmates through the act of giving this holiday season.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Five Generations of Women in Alpena Pass Down TraditionsNext Athletic club matching donations to help ‘Toys for Kids’last_img

CONSISTENT: Brazil make it eight in a row with narrow win over Chile

first_imgStat: Since 2006, Brazil have now scored more goals at the Emirates stadium (11) than at the Maracanã (10). Roberto Firmino came off the bench to snatch the winner as Brazil edged Chile by a 1-0 scoreline to make it eight straight victories in a disappointing friendly played as part of both teams’ Copa America preparations.The Hoffenheim striker showed great composure to round Claudio Bravo and coolly slot home Danilo’s exquisite through ball to give the Samba Boys a fortunate triumph 18 minutes from time.A bumper crowd at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium had turned out hoping to see Alexis Sanchez and Neymar sparkle amidst a flurry of South American flair; but what they saw was a contest full of hard tackles.Chile’s Gary Medel was the protagonist of a dour first 45 as he got away with leaving a nasty foot on Neymar before escaping again when he appeared to handle the ball twice in his own penalty area.Barcelona would have looked on with some concern as Brazil’s talisman was on the end of some hard tackling from La Roja as both sides struggled to test either goalkeeper. After the break the industrious Sanchez curved a free kick just over the bar as Chile continued to pose the greater questions, but it was Brazil who snatched the lead when Firmino struck with a moment of rare quality.Matias Fernandez came close to an equaliser with a late free kick but Jefferson tipped it around the post to help confirm victory for Carlos Dunga and co.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more