Booker subsidiary sale lets up space

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PSG say two players have tested positive for the coronavirus

first_imgTopics : Two Paris St Germain players have tested positive for COVID-19 and gone into quarantine, the club announced on Monday without revealing their identity.But French media said Argentine internationals Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes had cut short their holidays in Ibiza after contracting the novel coronavirus.“Two Paris Saint-Germain players are suspected of being infected with COVID-19,” said a club statement. “The state of their health is very reassuring. They have already been subjected to the appropriate health protocols.” Both now face missing PSG’s belated start to the Ligue 1 season away at Racing Lens on Sept. 10 and at home to Olympique Marseille three days later.The pair both featured for the French club in the 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final in Lisbon on Aug. 23.last_img read more

In First Year, Pennsylvanians Reclaim $2.6 Million from Missing Life Insurance Policies Using Online Locator Tool

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter In First Year, Pennsylvanians Reclaim $2.6 Million from Missing Life Insurance Policies Using Online Locator Tool Efficiency,  Government That Works,  Innovation,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that more than 500 life insurance policies paying more than $2.6 million in benefits and annuities to Pennsylvanians have been found in the year since the Insurance Department implemented the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Life Insurance Policy Locator.“The policy locator makes it considerably easier to determine whether a loved one had a life insurance policy or annuity,” Governor Wolf said. “It provides peace of mind and, in these instances, some financial security in the form of benefits or annuities that can go a long way in helping a family during a difficult time.”Previously, the Insurance Department’s Consumer Services Bureau could provide only limited assistance to those searching for a policy because consumers had to know the insurance company name to conduct a search.“In just one year, hundreds of Pennsylvanians have benefitted from this comprehensive tool, which alleviates the sometimes-difficult task of searching for potential life insurance policies of deceased individuals,” said Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman. “This is a valuable resource to help beneficiaries find money that is owed to them. I encourage individuals to access the Life Insurance Policy Locator to see if their loved ones had a policy.”Information on filing a life policy finder request and the forms needed to do so are on the Insurance Department’s website,, by clicking on “Life” under Insurance Coverage Resources.  Individuals are notified when a policy is found if they are listed as a beneficiary on that policy or otherwise entitled to that information. Individuals may also contact the Department’s Bureau of Consumer Services at 1-877-881-6388.Nationwide, the policy locator has matched 8,210 beneficiaries with lost or misplaced life insurance policies or annuities, totaling $92.5 million returned to consumers.center_img December 08, 2017last_img read more

Watchdog to ‘level playing field’ on costs for DC schemes

first_imgTo do this, the FCA said it was compelled to ask those responsible for providing pensions – including asset managers, pension providers, trustee boards and advisers to trustees and companies – to adequately illustrate the range of costs and fees that may impact a savings pot.The document said: “Our proposals are designed to ensure that scheme members can access better information about costs and charges, promoting more effective competition between firms in the interests of consumers.”The FCA said that, in turn, greater transparency about costs and charges could lead to workplace pension schemes being better held to account by their members, which would improve the orderly operation of financial markets.Rona Train, partner at Hymans Robertson, said the consultation was an “important step forward in levelling the playing field between trust and contract-based arrangements”.“Requiring the disclosure of costs and charges for all DC arrangements makes comparisons across products more simple,” said Train. “However, what we really need to see in addition to this is full disclosure of the way bundled charges are made up. For example, how much is attributable to investment fees, platform charges and administration costs?”Train said this would be a “welcome advancement” in the move towards greater transparency.The consultation will close on May 28. The Financial Conduct Authority is seeking views on its approach to try and ensure value for money across all defined contribution (DC) schemes in the UK.This week, the regulator issued a consultation document outlining how it plans to make trust and contract-based DC plans disclose fees and charges to members, the latest in its work towards ensuring value for the end customer.The consultation follows a review from the UK’s Office of Fair Trading on whether there is true competition in the market, and work by the regulator and government agencies on fairness across the sector.In the paper, the FCA said it wanted to ensure scheme members could find the information about costs and charges they required to establish “that they receive good value for money from their pension scheme and it will meet their needs for future retirement”.last_img read more

GOVERNMENT BOWS: St. Vincent PM heeds request from Christian Council

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share NewsPoliticsRegional GOVERNMENT BOWS: St. Vincent PM heeds request from Christian Council by: – March 29, 2011 27 Views   no discussionscenter_img KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says his administration has heeded a request from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Christian Council for an independent  review of the controversial amendment to the Representation of the People’s Act.The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has been staging a series of demonstrations here against the proposed amendments to Section 51 of the Act, claiming that it would infringe up[on the rights of citizens.But Gonzales, who has already said that Section 16 of the Constitution states that any infringement of anyone’s rights or any allegation of any such infringement can be redressed by the aggrieved individual applying to the High Court, told party supporters on Sunday night that he was prepared to listen to the religious grouping.“The Bill is already on hold because the Joint Select Committee, the next meeting is May 5. The Christian Council says they want time to get somebody to look at the Representation of the People’s Act.“They have from now until May 5. If they say to me that they want another two weeks beyond that  I am prepared to say yes. I am willing to meet with the Christian Council and we hold our hands together because we all love this country and these are serious people….and I listen to them and I pay attention to what they say,” Gonsalves told supporters.,But the Prime Minister made it clear that “it is not everything they say I will agree with, but we pay attention to what they say”.Gonsalves said he was confident that the bill would meet the approval of legislators after all the studies are completed.“I know at the end of the study the independent study will show that there is nothing in the Bill to be afraid of in the way in which (Arnhim) Eustace (NDP leader) talking. So I don’t have any worry about that,” he said, adding “I know that the Bill will be passed.“I know when right thinking people will look at it the Christian Council must come to the conclusion that what we are saying is the right and proper thing,” he added.Source: Cana News Share Tweetlast_img read more

WV coco farmers get COVID-19 aid

first_imgThe projects will include crop diversification, participatory coconut planting (PCP), and fertilization. Under the incentivized fertilization program, the beneficiary will be provided with fertilizers with an incentive of P2,500 per hectare for them to “religiously apply” fertilizer to their coconut farm. PCA Western Visayas manager Jeffrey de Los Reyes an initial 2, 600 coconut farmers can choose one of the three incentivized projects under the Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat Kontra COVID-19 of the Department of Agriculture. The diversification project is also eyeing animal integration such as small ruminants and chicken but not part of the immediate intervention. The three others have funds allocation of around P20 million. “We will reward them because they have sacrificed their immediate income because they opted to let them grow instead of selling them in the market. They have to be rewarded because they grow coconuts for their generation and the next generation,” he said. The beneficiaries need to enroll for the project to allow the PCA to monitor what is happening on the ground. “It is only one project per beneficiary under this COVID-19 program,” he said in an interview. De Los Reyes said those who were unable to avail of the immediate projects can still enroll because these immediate interventions are part of the PCA’s regular program. Farmers have to secure their planting materials as they are also given leeway to choose the varieties they would like to plant.center_img Delos Reyes added they also coordinated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development to make sure that there is no duplication of COVID-19 assistance. (Philippine News Agency/PN) Coconut farmers in Western Visayas can now avail incentivized projects of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). These recently-launched projects aim to help economically displaced coconut farmers due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. DEVEX/FILE PHOTO Recipients of the PCP, on the other hand, have to produce own seedlings to be paid P40 each. Another P45 incentive per seedling will be given four months after it is planted. “If they could not make it under the COVID-19, they can still enroll to be lined up for 2021,” he said. ILOILO City – The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has rolled out its incentivized projects to help economically displaced coconut farmers in Western Visayas due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. Under the crop diversification, banana and potato intercropping are involved. The beneficiary who opts to engage in banana intercrop is entitled to a maximum of one hectare for 200 suckers or 18,000 cuttings of sweet potato cuttings. He said they intend to start the program in July as they are preparing their project plans. The intercrop will be subjected to inspection before a farmer can get the P5,000 incentive.last_img read more

Two major donations fuel MMH autism program

first_imgMary Dickey, MMH Foundation executive director; Kristina Wang, MD; Kari Craig, MMH pediatrics manager; Rita Seig, Batesville Kiwanis president; Halley Ziegler, MMH pediatrics supervisor; Richard Turner, MDBatesville, In. — The Margaret Mary Health Foundation recently received two generous donations to benefit the MMH early evaluation hub for autism and developmental delays. Kiwanis Club of Batesville donated $1,000 to be used to fund safety bags for parents, and the Ripley County Community Foundation donated $500 to be used for autism therapy training and certification.In partnership with IU Health’s Riley Children’s Foundation and LAUNCH, Margaret Mary is one of only 12 early evaluation hubs in Indiana and serves much of the southeast portion of the state. As an early evaluation hub, Margaret Mary’s pediatricians see children between the ages of 18 and 42 months who have a referral from their primary care provider. Since the program was launched last September, 12 children have been diagnosed with autism through this program.“One in every 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, and that number is on the rise,” said MMH Pediatrician Kristina Wang, MD. “The good news is early diagnosis and treatment often lead to improved outcomes. We are so grateful to organizations like Kiwanis Club and the Ripley County Community Foundation for their support in helping us provide this much-needed service to the community.”To learn more about Margaret Mary’s early evaluation hub or our pediatrics department, call 812.933.5018.last_img read more

Championship Night, Fan Appreciation Friday at US 36 Raceway

first_imgOSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway crowns champions in three IMCA divisions during Fan Appreciation Night this Friday, Aug. 31.Final points races of the season are on the schedule for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Matt Richards has already clinched the unofficial IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car title at Osborn.General admission for adults is $10 with kids 12 years of age and under getting in free to grandstands. Prices have been rolled back to $1 for hot dogs, pop and water and $2 for adult beverages.There will also be prizes for best Halloween costumes worn by adults and kids.last_img read more

Roebuck leads most important lap at Off Road

first_imgLast week, Roebuck had the lead most of the way until a tire issue sidelined him. A change in his approach helped the Genoa driver garner three wins on consecutive nights, the third being Satur­day’s in Norfolk. By Randy Pospishil NORFOLK, Neb. (July 18) – James Roebuck, despite being the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod divi­sion leader in laps led at Off Road Speedway this season, won his first local feature this sea­son and led every lap of the 20-lap event in the process. Jim Johnson was promoted to the top spot when the apparent IMCA Sunoco Late Model winner was disqualified in post-race tech. Austin Brauner of Platte Center won his second feature of the season at Off Road in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division after taking the lead from Hans Houfek midway through the 18-lap race. “We’ve been struggling a little bit this year. We cut down a tire for the last couple laps last week, so that took us out for that night,” Roebuck said. “It seems like we’re pretty quick at the beginning, but we just need to finish the races. We’ve stumbled on a few issues the past few weeks. Tires were number one we were burning up our tires too quickly.”  Tristan Grape won an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature race for the first time at Off Road Speed­way, taking full advantage of a front row starting position and establishing a large lead over the field while a group of four cars competed for second place behind him. “We had a win in Albion last night, and we won at Columbus on Thursday,” he said. “So we’ve got it dialed in now; I feel pretty confident in it.”last_img read more