Auto-enrolment ‘awareness’ on the up despite scepticism on DC targets – report

first_imgResearch from the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) shows UK consumers’ awareness of its policy has strengthened a year into its launch.Support for the policy has grown, as 68% of those surveyed by the government-backed master trust said it was a good idea.Awareness among consumers was at 86%, as auto-enrolment enters a significant peak of staging within the coming months.Alongside consumers, the research, conducted in 2013, showed awareness among employers was also increasing. More than 90% of employers with between 100 and 999 employees were familiar with the policy, compared with 68% a year earlier.However, only 68% of those with between 50 and 99 employees followed suit, despite these firms staging in the next six months – although, this was higher than the 30% figure seen in 2012’s survey.The research also highlighted a lack of confidence in the current defined contribution (DC) pot structure.Only 33% thought setting a lump-sum target in their DC pot was an appropriate way to think about retirement, lending support to the outcome-based approach for DC.Almost three-quarters (73%) felt a fixed level of income was better suited, along with half who supported a percentage of their current income.Some 35% preferred the idea of a lifestyle expense-based target.Of the members who had been auto-enrolled, support was mixed.While the majority were undecided, only 28% said they had made the right decision.Less than one-quarter (24%) said remaining in their auto-enrolment scheme made them feel more comfortable about retirement provision.As opt-out rates came in lower than expected, the prime motivation for staying in the scheme was not losing employer contributions, cited by 50% of respondents.Some 43% said it was because they felt it was time to start saving for retirement.In line with this, the pension provider surveyed consumers on financial priorities.Saving for retirement was third, compared with seventh in 2011.While auto-enrolment will have contributed to this, it also followed a shift in the UK consumer mindset.Overall, two-thirds of employers found the staging of auto-enrolment more difficult than anticipated, as the majority struggled with the legalities.Adding to this, while 90% said they would seek advice in choosing a scheme, only half said they would be willing to pay.Tim Jones, chief executive at NEST, said the intermediary sector would be key in helping employers, given that nine out of 10 employers are expecting help.“Our research suggests there are gaps in their knowledge, experience and preparedness,” he added.last_img read more

Home of former Gold Coast Titans coach sells in million-dollar deal

first_imgMr Kearney said the Edwards’ were staying in the area but moving closer to the beach.“It’s been a great six months (for the Tugun market),” he said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“A lot of the high-end properties in the suburb have sold, which has been great for the area and values.” The Edwards’ sold to move closer to the beach. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:30Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenNRL stars making moves in the property market01:31 The Tugun house at 16 Bob Barnard Drive belonged to former Gold Coast Titans’ strength and conditioning coach Sean Edwards.THE home of a former Gold Coast Titans coach has sold in a million-dollar deal. The Tugun property was owned by Sean Edwards who was once the Titans’ strength and conditioning coach.Mr Edwards and his wife Rebecca purchased the four-bedroom house at 16 Bob Barnard Drive for $1.055 million in 2015.They sold it last week for $1.25 million, just below the $1.275 million asking price. RELATED: Home of former Titans coach hits the market The property features panoramic views of the ocean and Hinterland, pool, entertainment deck and top-of-the-line fittings. “I think the thing we’re really going to miss is the massive kitchen,” Mr Edwards said when the property hit the market in August.“I’d say that’s the most distinguishing feature of the house.”center_img The four-bedroom property sold for $1.25 million. Views were a major selling point for the home.Base Property Group director Paul Kearney, who marketed the home, said a Brisbane family secured the keys. “I have been working with them for eight months trying to find their ideal home which eventuated,” he said.“They are excited to be moving into a substantial home with awesome views and everything that goes with it.” MORE NEWS: Restaurateur’s mansion dished upMORE NEWS: Why this beachfront paradise is on the market last_img read more

Tallebudgera new build is Qld’s most popular house

first_img Inside the LA-inspired mansion of Manpower star Billy Cross The modern industrial design is drawing attention online. A wide window in the master suite reveals a sea of green.Over-size windows and sliding doors offer a green vista at every opportunity.Soaring ceilings add to the sense of space in the open plan living areas with polished concrete creating a consistent palette throughout. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa6 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe 13m magnesium pool is heated for year-round use.A 13m heated magnesium pool allows for year-round swimming while bushwalking is an everyday option in the adjoining koala reserve. “The floor plan, attention to detail and choice of high quality finishes really stand out,” said Ray White agent Karyn O’Dea, who is marking the property.“The way in which they’ve combined nature into a practical, modern design is very appealing.”The property is open for inspection on Saturday, 19 September, 11.30am-12pm while expressions of interest close on September 21. MORE: Top 10 fastest selling Gold Coast suburbscenter_img Open plan living areas open onto a timber deck with a bush backdrop.Nestled on 4748 sqm, this newly built two-level residence at 15 Mary Bale Drive enjoys a north east aspect where the surrounding treescape can never be built out. Brisbane-based RC Designs teamed up with Empire Homes to deliver the modern industrial design, which was the most-viewed Queensland property on listings site this week. Iconic trophy mansion sold via FaceTime tour 15 Mary Bale Dr, Tallebudgera.There’s a very good reason why leafy Tallebudgera is among the top suburbs online house hunters are honing in on.Less than 10 minutes after rinsing the sand off your feet at the beach, you can be stepping into the privacy of a peaceful bush setting. last_img read more

Batesville Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — A Batesville man was arrested on several charges after a high speed pursuit in Franklin and Dearborn Counties.Around 11:30 PM on Thursday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department was patrolling State Road 1, south of US 52, when deputies observed an SUV traveling northbound at a high rate of speed.Deputies clocked the vehicle traveling at a speed of 101 mph in a 55 mph zone.According to police, when deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver refused to stop and led deputies on a high speed pursuit.The driver came to a stop on US 52.When the deputy exited his vehicle, the driver put the SUV into reverse and rammed the police car, and then took off again.Officers with the Brookville Police Department joined the pursuit.The pursuit continued South on State Road 1 reaching speeds of 120 mph.The pursuit continued into Dearborn County where Indiana State Police Troopers and a Conservation Officer joined in the pursuit.Eventually the driver stopped in the middle of North Dearborn Road and was taken into custody.The driver was identified as William J Grote, 30, of Batesville and was arrested on the following charges:Battery on a police officer with a deadly weaponResisting law enforcementDriving under the influence of alcohol with a prior convictionCriminal recklessnessReckless drivingLeaving the scene of an accident.last_img read more

Barcelona keen on loan move for Arsenal defender

first_imgHowever, there may not be sufficient funds to fund a deal for the Gunners full-back, meaning that they may try to structure a deal that is initially a season-long loan arrangement.If this is rejected by the North London club, adds the report, then the Blaugrana may try to fund a straight-up transfer but are unlikely to be able to exceed €25m. Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Read Also: Messi: Barcelona president harassed in first public outingBellerin has a contract in London until 2023 but it is said that he could consider a return to Spain, where he left the Camp Nou as a youth player in 2011 to join the Gunners.The 25-year-old has clocked up over 200 first-team appearances for the North London club and whilst he is still an important player for the side, they may consider his sale in order to fund investments of their own.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona chiefs are keen to table a loan offer to sign Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin this summer due to lack of funds at the Camp Nou, reports Marca.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… It is claimed that the Blaugrana’s plan is to sell Nelson Semedo – the only specialist right-back in the squad – and to replace him with Bellerin.last_img read more

Former stars line up for charity match

first_img Former United players set to take part include Dwight Yorke, Andrew Cole, Denis Irwin, Lee Sharpe, Dion Dublin, Quinton Fortune, Edwin van der Sar, Jaap Stam, Teddy Sheringham and Nicky Butt. The line-ups have been announced by the Manchester United Foundation, who are raising money for disadvantaged young people under their Red Heart United banner. The pair have been added to a list of former Madrid stars who will feature in the ‘Legends Are Back’ friendly against past United heroes at Old Trafford on June 2. Steve McManaman, the former Liverpool and Manchester City player who twice win the Champions League with Madrid, is also confirmed along with – amongst others – Fernando Hierro, Fernando Redondo, Emilio Butragueno, Christian Karembeu and Ivan Helguera. Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo will play for a Real Madrid veterans side in a charity match against Manchester United this summer.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lambert considers new Petrov role

first_img The Bulgarian midfielder, who was diagnosed with the condition in March last year and is now in remission, has announced he will not play again. Tributes poured in for the fans’ favourite, with former Celtic team-mate Lambert describing his friend as a “fantastic player” and “a nice guy with a heart of gold”. Petrov’s priority will now be his health and work for his leukaemia charity, but Lambert revealed he is already mulling over a role for the popular captain. “He’ll be missed here but the door will always be open for him,” said the Scot. Press Association Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is considering plans to offer Stiliyan Petrov a new role at Villa Park after the club captain confirmed his retirement as he continues his fight against acute leukaemia.center_img “I have some things in my head which I’m running over. I’ve something in my head I’m thinking about at the minute and it’s not a sentimental thing at all. It’s just some things my staff and myself spoke about, they know what I think.” Petrov will lead Villa out for their traditional lap of appreciation after Saturday’s final home game against Chelsea. Villa fans and their opposition counterparts have shown support for Petrov with 60 seconds of applause in the 19th minute of every game since he fell ill, in tribute to his squad number. Lambert knows Saturday’s farewell will be particularly poignant. “For him to lead out the team will be a great occasion,” said the Villa boss. “I think it will be pretty emotional for him when he does it on Saturday.” Lambert added: “Not having him around here during his illness has been a huge blow, it can never be underestimated. “Him not playing has been massive for this club. Having to try to replace someone like that – a footballer who is a fantastic player – has been hard. “He has a heart of gold, he’s a really nice guy. I knew him since he was 19 years of age and he first came to Glasgow and I had a good friendship with him. I played with him for nine years and he was always someone you knew you needed to be in the trenches with you.” last_img read more

The Latest: NHL winnowing locations for resumption of play

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The National Hockey League has begun winnowing its possible locations to resume the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Those positive results came from the 117 athletes who participated in the school’s initial campus screening. The Wisconsin athletic department’s infection response team is monitoring the recovery of the athletes but didn’t specify which teams the two play for. Wisconsin plans to release the aggregate number of positive tests at regular intervals during the initial phase of athletes’ return to campus.___Boston College says its football players began returning to the school Monday as part of its COVID-19 operational plan to bring all its student-athletes back to campus.The school says its new protocols include limiting personnel at facilities, mandating face coverings be worn in common areas, as well as daily temperature checks for staff and athletes. Increased cleaning measures will also be in effect at all facilities. The protocols are being done in accordance with all federal, state, medical and university guidelines to begin voluntary workouts.Regardless of home state, all athletes will be required to self-quarantine upon arriving on campus for a maximum of 14 days. Quarantine time may vary based on additional guidance from the state and the phase of reopening in Massachusetts.All athletes will be tested for COVID-19 on or about Day 8 of quarantine. Protocols are also in place for the quarantine and treatment of positive COVID-19 cases should they occur.___Two Rutgers football players have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Coach Greg Schiano discussed the test results Monday during a conference call. It was his first media availability since the team was allowed to return to campus last week for voluntary workouts.Schiano said players and coaches were tested before the team returned on June 15, either with mail-in tests or after being tested locally. One of the positive tests came from those samples and the player was not allowed to return to campus and is being isolated at home.The second positive test came from a sample taken when the players reported. That player was isolated and three players who had contact with him were placed in quarantine.The university has a protocol for allowing players who test positive to eventually return, which includes a non-positive test, Schiano said.Schiano said players and coaches underwent a third screening on Monday. The Blue Jackets were informed Monday that Columbus will not be one of the NHL’s hub cities. Columbus was one of 10 finalists, including seven in the U.S.Las Vegas is now considered the U.S. favorite to host NHL playoff games, unless two Canadian cities are selected. Canada’s federal government last week said it would allow the league to quarantine internally, making Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton realistic possibilities — if not the front-runners.The NHL has said it will select two hub cities — one for the Eastern Conference playoffs and one for the Western Conference. The Stanley Cup Final or “final four” would likely be in one of the two cities.___Wisconsin officials say that two Badgers’ athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating. Louisville football’s season opener against North Carolina State has been moved up a day to Wednesday, Sept. 2 to avoid conflicting with the rescheduled Kentucky Derby weekend at neighboring Churchill Downs.The Kentucky Oaks and Derby were postponed from May 1-2 to Sept. 4-5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The preceding and highly attended Thursday race card known as “Thurby” was set for the same day as the Cardinals’ Atlantic Coast Conference matchup against the Wolfpack, but the schools announced Monday that they had agreed to the switch to avert logistical conflicts with parking and traffic.“We appreciate the NCAA, ACC and N.C. State honoring our request for a date change for the opening game,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said in a news release. “We are trying to be thoughtful about the shared city resources needed to host a football game and Thurby at the same time.”___Serbian soccer club Red Star Belgrade says five players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Coric was among about 1,000 people who were tested for the virus after Grigor Dimitrov announced that he tested positive. That led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play in the final.Coric played a match against Dimitrov in Zadar on Saturday in the second leg of the exhibition series.___More AP sports: and Incoming freshmen players also were allowed on campus on Monday and they were tested and put in a separate dormitory. They will not be integrated with the rest of the team until they pass a second COVID-19 test.The workouts are voluntary and Schiano said some players have elected to skip them.___The ATP men’s tennis tour says it is continuing to “plan and adjust” its precautions and protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic with an eye to its planned Aug. 14 resumption of competition.The tour issued a statement Monday following word that two top-35 players tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in unsanctioned exhibition matches organized by No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia.center_img There were no social distancing measures observed at the Adria Tour exhibitions.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, who is currently No. 19, and his opponent in Croatia on Saturday, No. 33 Borna Coric, both said they have COVID-19.The ATP said it “continues to urge strict adherence to responsible social distancing and health and safety guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.”Exhibition events have been staged in various places around the world while the ATP and WTA tours have been suspended since March because of the pandemic. The tours announced last week they plan to return in August.___ Associated Press The Latest: NHL winnowing locations for resumption of play ___Croatian tennis player Borna Coric says he has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition event.The 33rd-ranked Coric posted the news on Twitter.He says “I want to inform you that I am positive for Covid-19. Please everyone who has been in contact with me for the last few days gets tested!”He says he is feeling well and has no symptoms. June 22, 2020 The club says the players are feeling fine and remain in isolation.Four of the players have displayed symptoms of COVID-19 while one has shown no symptoms at all.The club says the five players did not attend the match against Proleter on Saturday when the Serbian league champions completed their season.About 20,000 fans attended a Serbian Cup semifinal match against Partizan Belgrade this month as the country lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions.The match against Proleter was also attend by about 20,000 fans. Both gatherings have drawn criticism from the public as Serbia records dozens of new coronavirus cases each day.last_img read more

Evan Molloy does just enough in net as Syracuse secures ACC tournament berth in 13-7 win over UNC

first_img Published on April 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ In the same game that Syracuse goalie Evan Molloy turned in the best half of his career, he followed it with the worst quarter.A 20-minute, five-save, two-goals allowed opening to the game preceded a 10-minute stretch in which Molloy gave up four goals on five shots.Molloy watched helplessly in net as North Carolina shots flew past him and Syracuse’s once 8-2 lead shrunk to 9-7 in the fourth quarter. But then he responded. Two key saves stopped the Tar Heel run and prevented Syracuse from blowing four of its last five fourth-quarter leads.In an up-and-down game, Molloy did just enough to get the No. 9 Orange (7-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) the 13-7 win over No. 11 North Carolina (6-5, 2-1) and clinch a spot in the conference tournament.It was SU’s first win this season in five tries against a team ranked No. 11 or higher.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He did a good job in the beginning and then they stuck a couple,” head coach John Desko said. “It was good to have him make the big saves going down the stretch because that kind of stopped their momentum, especially when they got within two goals and he made a couple nice saves right after that.”The first goal of the third quarter was a fluke. Luke Goldstock picked up a loose ball in front of the net among a group of defenders and shot it in. But it gave UNC life.In the last seven minutes of the quarter, the Tar Heels scored three times on three shots.It was a stark contrast to what happened in the first half. Molloy made a save one minute into the game and tossed it far down field leading to a goal in transition — the most fun part of playing in net, he said. He did that one other time in the half, too.He was riding high after allowing just two goals on 11 shots midway through the game against the No. 4 scoring team in the country that averages nearly 14 goals per game. Molloy had made point-blank stops and was the backbone of a defense that was playing like a new and improved version of its old self.“I felt great the whole game to be honest,” Molloy said. “I thought we were giving up shots I could save the whole game.”But to start the third, Syracuse was testing out its zone defense and North Carolina was running isolation schemes that it hadn’t earlier. The Orange defense had trouble figuring out which player was going to slide.After the disastrous third quarter for Molloy, the fourth didn’t start any better. Just two and a half minutes in, Michael Tagliaferri scored his third goal of the night running in from the left side to cut Syracuse’s lead to two.“As a goalie you’re going to get scored on,” Molloy said. “What’s important — and I think that I did well — was not kind of get down, not get in my own head. Focus on the next shot.”That next shot came with 10:34 left in the game off the stick of Luke Goldstock, who had scored twice before. A goal would have made it five in a row for North Carolina and made it a one-goal game.Goldstock ran across the middle of the field and bounced a shot that Molloy dropped to the ground to save — his first in 12 minutes and 39 seconds.“Goalie made a nice save,” North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi said, “and then they put two on the board before we could get the ball back.”At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Desko started thinking about those games against Duke, Johns Hopkins and Cornell where SU collapsed with fourth quarter leads. He joked that the clock couldn’t run fast enough.Midfielder Nick Mariano called the overtime loss to Cornell on Tuesday frustrating and said it was on the team to fix its mistakes.Saturday was a closer call than the scoreboard suggests, but a few late saves by Molloy were enough to end the furious Tar Heels come back.“We’re never frustrated at all,” Molloy said. “In my three games I’ve played in so far we’re always ready. We feel comfortable in what we’re doing and we trust that it’s going to work and it worked great for us.”Not great, but good enough. Commentslast_img read more

Jamaican detainee dies in Louisiana hospital

first_imgBody Bag – Death Exhibition The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says a 47-year-old Jamaican in its custody has died at Lafayette General Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana.ICE said the cause of death is believed to be cardiac arrest.Roger Rayson, who was transferred from the LaSalle Detention Facility to LaSalle General Hospital on February 11 for nausea, vomiting and increased pain, died on Monday.ICE said LaSalle General Hospital diagnosed Rayson with Burkitt Lymphoma (non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma).“Consistent with agency protocols, the appropriate state health and local law enforcement agencies have been advised of the death, as have the [US] Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility,” ICE said, adding that it has also informed Jamaican consular officials and the deceased’s next of kin.Rayson was arrested on November 24, 2014, by US Customs and Border Protection in Miami for possession of cocaine.On April 24, 2015, Rayson was convicted of importation of cocaine and sentenced to 30 months incarceration by the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The Federal Bureau of Prisons released Rayson to the custody of New Orleans ICE on January 28, 2017.Rayson is the second detainee to pass away in ICE custody so far this year.last_img read more