Every Dog’s Dream and Brooks BBQ host fundraiser

first_imgThe line for the barbecue at one point went into the street. The rescue center said they hope to have raised a couple thousand dollars during the afternoon. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Every Dog’s Dream teamed up with Brook’s Barbecue to host a fundraiser on Saturday. “The need in the community is even bigger. A lot of our events understandably have had to be postponed, so we’re trying to do a socially distant coronavirus applicable event,” said volunteer Jessica Flynn.center_img Brook’s Barbecue in Oneonta prepared 1000 chicken dinners. The barbecue was held in the Petco parking lot and all proceeds went to the dog rescue.last_img read more

UK government launches consultation on pension consolidators

first_imgIt said, therefore, it had three options: to maintain the status quo and rely on The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to oversee them with its existing powers; to legislate to prevent consolidation; or to create a regulatory regime that would work for all stakeholders.This government chose the third option “to proceed with what is a difficult but potentially worthwhile program to enable a properly regulated superfund consolidation sector”.However, upon the launch of the consultation, the DWP noted that it already aimed to strengthen the power of TPR to oversee the new, burgeoning sector, and ensure those operating in it passed a fit and proper person test. Source: PLSAGuy Opperman addresses the PLSA conference in October 2018Guy Opperman, minister for pensions and financial inclusion, said: “Well-run superfunds have great potential to deliver more secure retirement incomes for workers while allowing employers to concentrate on what they do best – running their businesses.”In the 67-page consultation document, the DWP said it was seeking the views of trustees, companies operating pension funds, and other stakeholders in the corporate landscape.Adam Saron, chief executive of Clara Pensions, welcomed the DWP’s efforts “in embracing innovation while also recognising the need for robust regulation”.Saron said the momentum behind the consolidation of DB schemes had gathered pace and the publication of the consultation was an important next step.He said: “The DWP has clearly put a great deal of work into considering important elements of the consolidation model, such as ensuring sufficient protections for members, financial sustainability and good governance. It is right that we have a debate about the financial sustainability of consolidators.”Luke Webster, CEO of The PensionSuperFund, said there was “nothing in the guidance that is incompatible with our initial transaction” and that it could therefore move to submitting it for regulatory clearance. The government department is also considering how to build an accreditation scheme for existing DB master trusts such as TPT Retirement Solutions, which it felt did not require authorisation or specific legislation as they were already bound by pension scheme regulation.The DWP said it preferred a voluntary, industry-led scheme that would raise awareness of these vehicles for DB schemes and was considering changing the name to avoid confusion with defined contribution master trusts.Opperman said: “We’re clear there needs to be proper regulation, and we’re consulting to ensure we get that right. We’re transforming pensions saving in this country through our radical reforms, and this is yet another innovation which will improve retirement prospects.”The consultation can be found on the DWP’s website and will close on 1 February 2019. The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a long-awaited consultation on defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidators – dubbed “superfunds” – as the sector grows in prominence without appropriate regulation in place.In the last 12 months, two commercial DB consolidators have launched – Clara Pensions and The Pension Superfund – as maturing schemes look to de-risk. However, the two vehicles as yet have not written any business.The consultation document stated: “The current legislative framework does not prevent a superfund setting up and attempting to attract other funds to consolidate. However, there are clear risks in doing so without a suitable regulatory framework to ensure member protection.”The paper said the government wanted to do more to encourage consolidation, recognising the benefits it can bring in reducing scheme costs per member, enabling more effective investment strategies and improving governance.  last_img read more

Real Madrid consider Osimhen’s teammate at Lille

first_imgReal Madrid have shortlisted Lille central defender Gabriel Magalhaes as an affordable summer transfer target.Advertisement A report in AS, via Diario Sport, outlines how the Brazilian would only cost Los Blancos €20m and would be an affordable alternative to other transfer targets.It has not been thought that Madrid are prioritising signing a central defender this summer with Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Eder Militao among the options in the position.However, they are said to be one of the clubs who have been monitoring RB Leipzig’s in-demand defender Dayot Upamecano, and it is said that Gabriel is a cheaper alternative.Read Also: EPL: Liverpool fan holds title parade after getting bored waiting for restartThe Brazil Under-23’s international market value is a fraction of that of others and the Ligue 1 club are said to be open to selling.Gabriel, who has been linked with a move to Everton, is said to be valued by Madrid because – unlike other options at the club – he is more comfortable on the left side of the central defence.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBelieve It Or Not, Paul Rudd Is Turning 50 This Year6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waycenter_img Loading… last_img read more