Dutch roundup: KLM, Philips, Vervoer

first_imgThe €7.4bn KLM pension fund for ground staff (Algemeen Pensioenfonds) attributed its quarterly return of 1.6% in particular to the performance of equities and real estate, which generated 5.4% and 2.3%, respectively.Its return over the full year was 0.7%, with real estate and equity returning 8.6% and 3%, respectively.It lost 0.9%, however, on its 52% fixed income portfolio.The ground staff scheme closed the year with a funding of 111.1%The €2.5bn KLM pension fund for cabin staff said a fourth-quarter return of 1.9% allowed it to avoid reporting a loss for 2015, ultimately delivering 0.5%.Real estate, returning 8.6% over the year, was the best performing asset class.The scheme said its equity holdings returned 3%, whereas its fixed income generated an annual loss of 1%.At year-end, funding at the Pensioenfonds KLM Cabinepersoneel stood at 108.5%.Meanwhile, the €17.6bn Philips pension fund reported a quarterly return on investments of 1.1%, which it attributed in particular to real estate and equity.It said its annual return was 1.2%.During the past three months, high-yield credit and emerging market debt delivered positive results.In contrast, euro-denominated government bonds, global government bonds and commodities all declined.The pension fund said it official policy funding stood at 111.7% at year-end and that its assets had dropped from €19.8bn to €17.6bn over the fourth quarter.Lastly, the €20bn sector scheme for public road transport (Vervoer) reported annual and fourth-quarter returns of -1.5% and 0.7%, respectively.Vervoer said its policy funding stood at 104.4% at year-end. The three large KLM schemes and the Philips Pensioenfonds have reported “modest” results for 2015, with KLM’s pension fund for cockpit staff performing best with a 2.3% annual return.At least one KLM scheme, thanks to relatively strong performance over the fourth quarter, was able to avoid closing out the full year with a loss, according to the schemes’ quarterly report.The €7.9bn KLM scheme for cockpit staff (Vliegend Personeel) reported a fourth-quarter return of 1.5%.Its policy funding – the criterion for indexation and rights cuts – stood at 122.9% at the end of 2015.last_img read more

The Latest: Virus scraps UNC football game with Charlotte

first_imgThe Latest: Virus scraps UNC football game with Charlotte Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Saturday’s game between No. 12 North Carolina and Charlotte has been canceled after the 49ers announced contact tracing had depleted the offensive line. September 17, 2020center_img ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Charlotte announced the decision Thursday, two days before the Conference USA program was to visit Chapel Hill for the first meeting between the schools.The school said in a statement there had been three positive coronavirus cases among football players discovered through regular testing during the past two weeks. The school didn’t specify how many offensive linemen were affected by contract tracing, saying only it was “several.”“We’re extremely disappointed to have to cancel our game at North Carolina,” athletic director Mike Hill said. “While I know our team is heartbroken, due to the number of players in quarantine, we could not safely play. We very much appreciate the University of North Carolina working with us to schedule this game.”UNC and Charlotte announced Aug. 8 that they would meet six weeks later. That came after the Atlantic Coast Conference revamped its scheduling model when it decided to go forward with football, allowing for 10 league games and one nonconference matchup played in the home state of the member school.The Tar Heels opened last weekend with a win against Syracuse, but now has two straight open weekends on the schedule for now. North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham said the school will look for a replacement game on Sept. 26 while coach Mack Brown said the Tar Heels “completely understand and appreciate Charlotte’s transparency” in the decision. last_img read more

Mi Days and Mi Super Sale back on Amazon, Flipkart: Redmi 6A, Poco F1, other Xiaomi phones get big discounts

first_imgNow could be the right time to buy a Xiaomi phone, or a Xiaomi Mi Band, if you are thinking of buying one. This is because Xiaomi has kicked off Mi Days and Mi Super Sale on Amazon, Flipkart and its own Mi online store. The Mi Days and the Mi Super Sale is already underway, as it started on July 5, and you have time till July 9 to make use of discounts that Xiaomi is offering on phones like the Redmi 6A, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi A2 and Poco F1.Mi Days and Mi Super Sale on Amazon, Flipkart, and Mi.com offer a number of top deals and discounts on the Xiaomi smartphones. Some of the discounts that you can avail on Xiaomi’s popular smartphones are — Redmi 6A at Rs 5,999, Redmi Note 5 Pro at Rs 11,498, Poco F1 at Rs 18,300.The price of a particular smartphone could be different on Amazon and Flipkart depending on the colour variant you choose.Just to make it easier for you, here is a quick look at the top discounts in the Mi Days and Mi Super Sale:– One good deal is Redmi 6A variant that comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It can be purchased for Rs 6,199, which is Rs 300 less than its usual price of Rs 6,499. This offer is available on Mi.com and Amazon.– The Redmi Note 5 Pro, which comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, is selling at a rather nice price of Rs 11,999. This is after Rs 2,000 discount considering the usual price of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is Ts 13,999. You can avail this offer on Amazon, Mi.com and Flipkart.advertisement– As part of Mi Days and Mi Super Sale, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S can be bought at a price of Rs 11,285. There is also additional exchange discount of Rs 1,000 for this phone on Mi.com and Flipkart. Similarly, Xiaomi Redmi Y3 priced at Rs 9,999, is also getting an additional exchange discount of Rs 1,000 on Mi.com and Amazon.– Xiaomi Poco F1, a phone with Snapdragon 845 chipset, is available with an exchange discount of Rs 3,000 on both Mi.com and Flipkart.– Xiaomi Mi A2 is available with additional exchange discount of up to Rs 2,000 on Amazon, Mi.com.– Other than phones, Xiaomi is giving decent deals and discounts on Mi Sports (Bluetooth Wireless Earphone), Mi TV Soundbar, Mi Band 3, Mi Band HRX, Mi LED Wi-Fi Smart Bulb etc. All the three e-retailers: Amazon, Flipkart, and Mi.com are also providing some banking offers which you can use to buy Xiaomi smartphones.ALSO READ | Redmi 7A vs Redmi 6A: New budget phone from Xiaomi gets big upgrade but price remains sameALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi 7A comes for Rs 5,999 in India but you can get it for lower price in July: All details hereALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 to launch in 2019 with camera better than Samsung’s 64MP GW1 sensorlast_img read more

10 months agoWatford boss Gracia: Doucoure? The owners must decide

first_imgWatford boss Gracia: Doucoure? The owners must decideby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Javi Gracia retains hope of keeping hold of Abdoulaye Doucoure.The French midfielder is being linked with PSG as a replacement for wantaway playmaker Adrien Rabiot.Gracia told Sky Sports: “Last season, every week we talked about Liverpool or Everton, all the clubs that were interested in him. We can still talk about it. For me, Doucouré is a great player, a very important player for us. “I do not know what will happen. It does not surprise me that other clubs want to sign him because he is a very good player.”He added: “It’s important for the club and the owner to know how important he is to us. But after that, they will choose what is best for the club. Sometimes, some players, like last season with Richarlison, decide themselves. It could happen again. We do not want him to leave, but it’s football.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Claims He’s Transferring To Akron, Then Claims “May Fools”

first_imgCardale Jones says thank you to OSU in joke on twitter for "May fools".Cardale Jones May Fools 5Typically, people use April 1st as the date to troll their friends with some kind of unbelievable joke. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones apparently celebrates the holiday a month late. Friday, Jones took to Twitter to claim that he is transferring to Akron after a “rough decision” on his part.After a few minutes, he came clean, joking that he’d pulled a “May Fools” joke on everyone.It was a rough decision but I think it’s best for me, like to thank OSU for this amazing opportunity but my time here has came to an end— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015#NewBeginning #FreshStart— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015#ZipNation— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015MAY FOOLS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015Jones tried to sell the joke hard, even changing his Twitter bio and background page to reflect his new team.Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 2.29.37 PMJones is probably the frontrunner for the starting job at Ohio State, so this would have been a shocker. Instead, it was merely some Friday afternoon entertainment.last_img read more

PACE Coaching Project gets close to deadline

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Parent and Child Early (PACE) Coaching Project is quickly reaching its deadline at the end of August to accept new participants.The PACE project is working with their partner agency in the North, the Fort St. John Child Development Centre. The Project is looking for parents of children aged 15 months to 34 months which the parents recognize the child has some sort of social communication delay, that would like to participate in the program.Pat Mirenda Ph.D., BCBA-D, Project Director for PACE shares, with young children there is a lot of reasons for a social delay to be happening such as late talkers. The project is looking specifically for children whom social communication delays put them at risk for the autism spectrum disorder, according to Mirenda.The first step in the process for parents that reach out to the project is to screen the child for Autism Spectrum Disorder with a 20 question interview to find out ‘could’ the social communication delay be because of Autism shared Mirenda.If it could be, according to Mirenda information is given to the parent to find out it really is as this is a whole different process. The child/ parent are then eligible for the study. The study is explained to the parent and asked if they want to participate.The program does assessments and then delivers one of two interventions with a 50/50 chance of receiving either-or.One is being apart of 24 weeks of parenting coaching, receiving one on one coaching from a coach in the community to learn strategies to help the child with social development skills. The other is a monitor group in which there is no coaching yet access to books and online modules made for parents to support social development. Both groups receive a service to help answer the question, does parent coaching make a difference verse access to materials which is less intensive and expensive.Parents only have until the end of August to sign up. Mirenda shared it is important to get in touch right away.To contact PACE Coaching Project; CLICK HERElast_img read more

BJP has deviated from path of truth, says Priyanka Gandhi

first_imgAgra: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday alleged that the BJP had deviated from the path of truth and it seemed that the saffron party neither has faith in democracy nor in the people.The Congress secretary general in-charge for Uttar Pradesh (East) also said the BJP instead of speaking about India and what it had done for its youth was talking about Pakistan. “It seems that the government has faith neither in democracy, its institutions nor the people..had they been real nationalists they would have tread the path of truth. “They would have understood that this country is based on truth and those who deviate from it are not let off…you will also not be excused as you, too, have deviated from the path of truth long ago,” she said at a rally here. The Congress leader was campaigning for the party’s Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat candidate and Uttar Pradesh unit president Raj Babbar. Lashing out at the BJP government, Priyanka Gandhi said during election time, they are talking about nationalism and Pakistan. “They must talk about India, what they have done for the youth, farmers and other sections of society. They must tell what their agenda for women and women security is,”she said. Taking a dig at the BJP publicity campaign, she said the truth is being “drowned” in such campaigns. “I have seen the reality in the eyes of youth who complain about jobs, seen it in the eyes of potato growers who come to Rae Bareli and Lucknow to tell about their loans and the high costs that they have to bear,” Priyanka Gandhi said. Citing the example of a farmer here who reportedly sold his produce for Rs 490 and send the money to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a mark of protest, she said,”He sent this money to the PM to apprise him about the truth of the country and its farmers.” “The truth is being drowned in publicity…you all know better…whenever a question is raised the questioner is told that he is an anti-national,” Priyanka Gandhi said. She, while talking about the Congress manifesto, mistakenly said that “aisi yojnaein ghoshna patra mein hai jisse aapko swastha sarkari aspatalon mein muft milega (There are schemes in the manifesto through which you will get free health in government hospitals)”. However, the Congress leader was quick to realise her mistake and smilingly remarked, “Swastha nahin… matlab swastha ki jaanch aur swastha ka ilaj muft milega (Not swasth (health)…I mean diagnosis and treatment will be free).” She quipped that “swastha bhi mil jaye toh achcha hain (It will be great if health can be given for free)”.last_img read more

Chicago tournament weekend highlighted by Big Ten bests

CHICAGO – Throughout the regular season, the Big Ten was considered the nation’s best conference. With its teams on display this weekend at the conference tournament in Chicago, the Big Ten didn’t disappoint. Ohio State won its fourth tournament championship Sunday, beating Wisconsin, 50-43. There were plenty of highlights though, from the tournament’s start on Thursday afternoon through the finale. Best game: No. 2 seed OSU 61, No. 3 seed Michigan State 58, Saturday, semifinal round The Buckeyes and Spartans had two close battles in the regular season, and the third matchup of the season between the two teams was no different. Behind a 20-point outburst from junior guard Aaron Craft, the Buckeyes overcame big games from Spartan junior forward Adreian Payne and junior point guard Keith Appling. Best player: Craft The rosy-cheeked fan favorite was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, and rightfully so. Craft had what was potentially the best game of any player in the tournament in OSU’s semifinal win against MSU. He scored 20 points, 18 in the second half, while adding nine assists, four steals and three rebounds. On the tournament, Craft averaged 12 points, six assists, three rebounds and two steals a game. Best crowd: MSU vs. No. 6 seed Iowa, Friday, quarterfinal round The Spartans and Hawkeyes both had large groups of fans in Chicago, and their close battle in the quarterfinal round proved it. MSU overcame a 12-point deficit in the second half to overtake Iowa, 59-56, after a 3-point attempt from the Hawkeyes in the closing seconds was off. The crowd’s energy had a lot to do with questionable calls from the referees, too, as Iowa coach Fran McCaffrey said after the game his players deserved a “better fate.” Best shot: Illinois senior guard Brandon Paul’s buzzer beater against Minnesota, Thursday, first round With the game tied, Paul got the ball at the top of the key with the seconds ticking down. He waited until about the six-second mark to make his move. Paul dribbled hard to the left elbow, crossed over, stepped back, and hit a fadeaway jumper that flushed through the net to give the Illini a 51-49 victory. Biggest surprise: Indiana not making the tournament final The Hoosiers were widely considered the conference’s most talented team throughout the season. Indiana has experienced skill, too, with its best players nearly all having big-time roles last year. They came into Chicago as the No. 1 seed, but Wisconsin best the Hoosiers, 68-56, behind 16 points from senior forward Ryan Evans. read more

Zlatko Dalic England should have respected Croatia more

first_imgCroatia boss Zlatko Dalic suggests that England should have respected his side more ahead of their World Cup semi-final in Moscow.Before Croatia eliminated England from the tournament, there were speculations from supporters that Croatia were among the easiest teams England can defeat and it would be an easy walk for England to the final since they face Croatia at such late stage of the competition.Dalic accepted that English press gave his side extra motivation with the speculative reports about them.“There is always some extra motivation and we always respect our opponents,” he told reporters via Sportsmole.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Maybe the English team should have respected us more, especially when you consider where our players play their football, but this is football and sport.“Maybe there was an element of extra motivation because of [comments in the English media], but there was also motivation to play in the final and make our fans and the country happy.”Croatia will now face France in the final of the World Cup on Sunday.last_img read more

Napoli plot January move for indemand Nicolo Barella

first_imgThe highly-rated Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella could be a subject of market war between a few influential European sides in the upcoming January transfer market.The author of an outstanding campaign with Cagliari last season, Barella, has drawn the attention of several major Serie A teams, including AC Milan, Juventus, and Inter Milan.However, according to the Il Mattino, Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis intends to grab the player in front of the competition with a tempting €30 million bid.Napoli aim to beat Liverpool, Spurs to €25M Barella signing Napoli are lining up a January move for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella…. pic.twitter.com/djHloBkqldRoberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.— Boku Sport (@bokusports) October 5, 2018The same source also states that the player’s agent Alessandro Beltrami may have already taken the opportunity to discuss a thing or two with Gli Azzurri during the Champions League encounter with Liverpool. But, that’s not the end. He apparently also spoke with the Reds leaders that were present at the Stadio San Paolo.Cagliari president Tommaso Giulini must be the most enthusiastic patron in Italy, as considering all interested teams, Barella’s price can only go upwards.last_img read more