Rise of Dutch state pension age to pause at 67 in 2024

first_imgFurther increases to the AOW age as of 2025 would be implemented in annual three-monthly steps, with each rise to be announced five years in advance.The pensions agreement stipulated that a rise to 67 and three months in 2025 would require an increase of life expectancy of 4.5 months relative to 2024.According to Daan Kleinloog, actuary and partner at consultancy Sprenkels & Verschuren, the prediction by CBS amounted to a rise of no more than 1.5 months.In 2025, a 65-year old is expected to live 20 years and nine months on average, CBS said.Currently, pension funds must base their calculations for future pensions on a target age of 68.Kleinloog said that, based on the new CBS figures, a rise of the target age to 69 was unlikely to be necessary before 2029.“And if the system changes in line with the pensions agreement, it could even shift to 2033,” he added. The planned gradual rise of the Dutch state pension (AOW) age is to pause at 67 in 2024 as the expected increase in life expectancy is slowing down.In a letter to parliament, Wouter Koolmees, the country’s minister for social affairs, said the decision was made following new prognoses by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) for the average remaining life expectancy of a 65-year old.According to the pensions accord in June, the – earlier decided – increase of the AOW age would decelerate to 67 in 2024.At the time, the trade unions, employers and government further agreed that the official retirement age would rise by eight months for every year of additional life expectancy as of 2025.last_img read more

Top news, Aug 28 – Sep 3, 2017

first_imgTidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 28 until September 3, 2017.MeyGen claims world’s first as it welcomes final AHH turbineAtlantis Resources has reinstalled the third Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (AHH) tidal turbine for the MeyGen tidal energy project which is approaching a 2GWh milestone of tidal power generation. The MeyGen project also set a new world record for monthly production from a tidal stream power station with over 700MWh generated in August. The fourth turbine for this phase of the project, the AR1500, is expected to be added later in September.Minesto gets its wings (Gallery)Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has taken delivery of the most distinguished part of its Deep Green ocean energy concept – the wing. It is made from composite material, with inner beams in carbon fiber and an outer shell in fiberglass, with the total weight of approximately 3 tons.Weptos wave device hits water off DenmarkLocal wave energy developer Weptos has deployed its wave energy device in the Little Belt strait, off the east coast of Denmark. The planned performance tests have been launched and are expected to be completed by the end of the year, Tommy Larsen, Chief Executive Officer of Weptos said.WaveRoller design ticks all the right boxesLloyd’s Register has approved the detailed design review of the WaveRoller wave energy device from the Finnish wave developer AW-Energy. The Design Appraisal Certificate guarantees that the WaveRoller design adheres to predetermined codes and standards regarding safety, functionality and reliability, AW-Energy informed.Sabella mobilizes Olympic Taurus for cable repair servicesFrench tidal energy developer Sabella engaged the services of Olympic Shipping’s multi-purpose vessel Olympic Taurus for the installation of new cable part related to the Ushant island tidal energy project. The operation started on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, and was completed two days later on August 31. The operation was conducted ahead of installation of Sabella’s D10 tidal turbine – set to be deployed later this year, or in 2018.Tidal Energy Todaylast_img read more

La Liga victory over Russian illegal streaming websites

first_imgLa Liga has won an anti-piracy ruling in Moscow to remove its content from three Russian websites that have been illegally streaming the leagues’ matches. The domains mou.su, hdtennis.ru and liveball.ru were found guilty of showing pirated broadcasts of La Liga matches in Russia during 2020. In total, the websites accumulated 1.14 million visits per month.Advertisement The case was brought to attention by La Liga’s in-house anti-piracy department which filed the complaint to the Moscow City Court and built the case in collaboration with Russia-based digital media protection firm WebKontrol. read also:Super Eagles stars cleared to resume team training at Laliga La Liga’s current broadcast partners in Russia are the Telesport Group and public-owned sports network Match TV. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way? Loading… last_img read more

Wildcat Netters Drop Battle To Buldogs

first_imgFranklin County High School Boys Varsity Tennis falls to Batesville High School 4-1.#1 Singles Jack Stirn 3-6, 2-6 vs. Lleyton Ratcliffe#2 Singles Brant Ertel 6-7 (4-7), 1-6 vs. Adam Scott#3 Singles Landen Wuestefeld 0-6, 4-6 vs. Grant Story#1 Doubles Kurt Oetzel & Lonnie Schwartz 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 vs. Seth Gausman & Sam Voegele#2 Doubles Will Wade & Evan McMillin 4-6, 3-6 vs. Max Giesting & Cael RaheCourtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little.last_img

Roger W. Gardner, 74

first_imgRoger W. Gardner, 74, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his residence with his brother, Steve by his side.Born, September 3, 1945 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Billy G. and Connie Jeane (Buell) Gardner.Roger graduated from Greensburg High School in 1963 and then joined the Air Force. He served two tours of duty in Viet Nam and was in the air police.  He had been a member of the American Legion.  Roger along with his brother, Steve were collectors of antique and classic automobiles and parts.  Roger was a well-known source of information to the members of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Classic Car Club.Roger enjoyed life, traveling, his friends and the car collecting hobby.He is survived by his brother, Steve n F. Gardner, Greensburg and Aunt, Doris Gardner, Westport.He was preceded in death by his parents.An open casket visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 16th at 9:30 until the graveside service at 10:00 a.m. at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg with Rev. Aaron West officiating.  Military services will follow. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Brendan Cummins defends controversial free take shoot out

first_imgA former Tipperary goal keeper has defended the use of the free take shoot out which was needed to seperate Limerick and Clare at the Gaelic grounds yesterday.The Treaty County secured their place in the semi finals of the National Hurling League after Colin Ryan hit the winner in a free take contest.It was required as the sides finished level at 4-21 to 33 points after two periods of addition time. Banner boss Donal Maloney said it was no way to finish a game. But speaking with Ronan Quirke on Extra Time last night, former Tipp keeper Brendan Cummins said he would like to see more players on the field taking frees. Photo: All Ireland Poc Fada Championships, Facebooklast_img read more

Djokovic Marches Flawlessly into Semi final

first_imgUS OPEN 2018Novak Djokovic reached the US Open semi-finals after continuing his flawless record in the last eight with victory over Roger Federer’s conqueror John Millman.The 31-year-old earned a 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory over the Australian world number 55. The Serb, twice champion at Flushing Meadows, has now won all 11 of his quarter-final matches in New York.He goes on to play Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the last four on Friday.Djokovic missed last year’s tournament with an elbow injury but has now reached at least the semi-finals in every appearance at Flushing Meadows since 2007.The victory was not as easy for the sixth seed as the scoreline suggested, Australian Millman providing stoic resistance before Djokovic came through to take his first match point after two hours 49 minutes, just before midnight local time.Djokovic has gone on to reach the final seven times from those 11 straight last-four appearances, and victory over Nishikori would move him alongside Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl’s record appearances total in the men’s showpiece.A bigger piece of history awaits, however, if he can go all the way in New York – a 14th Grand Slam victory would rank him alongside Sampras, and behind only Federer (20) and Nadal (17), in major triumphs.But first he had to get past the energetic Millman on another stuffy night on Arthur Ashe Stadium.Djokovic had breezed past the Australian on grass at Queen’s Club in June – their only previous meeting – dropping just three games.This time he was made to work much harder.The former world number one missed 16 of 20 break points, and was pegged back from 3-1 up in the third set, before winning 12 of the final 15 points to advance.Heat causes more problems as Millman forced off courtA failure to convert break points was not the only problem faced by Djokovic.Not for the first time at the tournament he struggled in the conditions which, although still hot and humid, appeared much easier than on previous nights.He was given some tablets during the second set – but declined to say what they were when asked in his post-match media conference.“I personally have never sweat as much as I have here. Incredible. I have to take at least 10 shirts for every match. It’s literally after two games and you’re soaking,” Djokovic said.“I asked the chair umpire whether they are using some form of ventilation or air conditioning down at the court level, and he says that ‘he’s not aware of it’, that, you know, only what comes through the hallway type of thing.“I think that this tournament needs to address this. I mean, because whether it’s night or day, we just don’t have air down there. It feels like sauna.”Djokovic was also given time violations in successive points when serving at 3-2 in the third set, meaning he lost his first serve while break point down, and Millman duly capitalised.The Australian also suffered with the heat, having to disappear off court at 2-2 in the second set to change his sweat-soaked kit.“[In] these night matches, the humidity goes through the roof,” he said.“It is tricky, but it’s the same for both people. You’re dripping. But, that’s no excuse or anything. I’d play in a swimming pool if I got to play a quarter-final every week at a Grand Slam.”Ball boys and girls had to wipe the court with towels between games, and the USTA issued a statement afterwards confirming the chair umpire allowed Millman to leave the court after determining the surface was “dangerous”.Millman leaves with reputation and ranking enhancedMillman produced a big shock when he inflicted a four-set defeat on Swiss second seed Federer in the last 16, ending the possibility of a meeting between two of the game’s greats in the quarter-finals.The affection of the New York crowd followed Millman into his match against Djokovic – and he thrived on the backing.The 29-year-old, often chatting and interacting with his supporters in the stands, fed off the crowd’s energy as he continued to frustrate Djokovic.He entertained them with some remarkable retrieving, in addition to clutch serving and the odd brilliant winner, on his way to seeing off 11 break points – between the ones Djokovic did convert for a 2-0 lead in the first set and a 5-4 advantage in the second.But he was unable to test the Serb’s serve often and when he did, breaking back to level the third set at 3-3, Djokovic hit straight back.Nevertheless he will leave New York with an enhanced reputation and a career-high ranking of 37 after reaching his first Grand Slam quarter-final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Novak-Djokoviclast_img read more

Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed-Awal Issah banned, ordered to pay record damages

first_imgAmazulu have won record damages against former midfielder Mohammed Awal-Issah after the player abandoned the club earlier this season in breach of his contract.The Premier Soccer League’s Disciplinary Resolution Chamber ordered that Awal-Issah pay the Durban club over R1.7-million in damages within a month and also imposed a four-month playing ban of the Ghanaian that will be effective worldwide from the moment he signs another contract.Usuthu claim Awal-Issah is in breach of a contract that he signed with the club up until June 2016 after the 27-year-old simply walked out on the team last November and their award from the DRC is a landmark case in South African football.“The PSL Disciplinary Resolution Chamber ruled that the Ghanaian international breached the contract between him and AmaZulu and upheld Usuthu’s claim for damages,” the club confirmed in a statement.“The PSL DRC ordered Issah to pay AmaZulu damages of more than R1,7 million within one month of notification of the award to the parties. Should Issah fail to pay this amount within one month or should the amount remain unpaid, any club that he will join in future will be liable to pay this amount to the club.“The PSL DRC also imposed sporting sanctions on Issah. This means Issah will be banned from playing official games for the next club he joins for a period of four months from the date his registered to play for that club.”After the DRC ruled that Fifa be notified of the findings and in the hope that they will be endorsed, it will mean that Issah will be unable to play professionally for any club in the world until he meets the conditions of the award. “The PSL DRC’s award is precedent-setting in South African football and Usuthu look forward to Issah complying with award,” the club continued in their statement.Awal-Issah’s return to Usuthu for a second spell was already shrouded in controversy after his former side Rosenborg in Norway claimed no knowledge of the transfer when it was announced through media reports in July last year.last_img read more

Cech named Man of the Match on ice hockey debut

first_imgPetr Cech was named Man of the Match in his first game since signing for ice hockey side Guildford Phoenix on Sunday.The former Arsenal and Chelsea goalkeeper, now 37, was the star man in Guildford’s win over Swindon Wildcats 2 in the NIHL 2, after a game tied 2-2 went to a penalty decider.Cech, who holds the record for the most Premier League clean sheets by any goalkeeper, caused a stir on social media when he announced the beginning of his professional ice hockey career.With Guildford having already played and won two games, Cech’s efforts in the penalty shoot-out helped his new side maintain their 100% record for the season. The 124-cap former Czech Republic international saved two penalties to secure the win.He wore a helmet featuring the badges of both Chelsea and Arsenal after spending 15 years plying his trade in London.When he announced his move, Cech noted that he had played ice hockey as a child before his football career kicked into gear. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Phoenix to get match experience,” he said in a club press release.”I hope I can help this young team to achieve their goals for the season and try to win as many games as possible when I have the chance to play.”After 20 years of professional football this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid.”Despite reigniting his old ice hockey flame, Cech will continue in his backroom role at Chelsea, having returned to Stamford Bridge this summer following his retirement at Arsenal.“Some people seem to think I changed my job. No I didn’t,” Cech said on Twitter. “Luckily my job as the Technical and Performance adviser at Chelsea FC doesn’t stop me in my spare time from playing the game I loved as a kid and which I’ve been playing for years. “While being [a] professional footballer I couldn’t play the games for obvious reason[s] … now I can.”Cech will be hoping to feature again in Guildford’s next fixture, away from home at Bristol Pitbulls on October 19.last_img read more