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Two of Finland’s largest pension providers have raised concerns about the impact of the political crisis in Ukraine on its investments.Ilmarinen, the €33bn pensions mutual insurer, returned 1.3% over the first quarter of the year, down from 2% over the corresponding period in 2013, and cited increased market uncertainty and fluctuating share prices as the reason for the lower returns.Timo Ritakallio, the mutual’s CIO, cited the escalation of political tensions between Russia and Ukraine and uncertainty over developments in China as driving the uncertainty.The €19bn Elo, returning 1.1% over the first quarter of the year, also said the situation in Ukraine was increasing market uncertainty. Ritakallio noted that only 0.3% of the mutual’s investments were located in either Russia or Ukriane and that country-related risk was “already low at the start of the crisis”.However, he expressed concerns that the problems would impact Finnish listed companies, many of which benefit from Russian tourism and trade.“The crisis will create difficulties, especially for Finnish companies operating in Russia, as well as for companies engaged in exports to the country,” he said.“This negative development will be reflected in the companies’ share prices and therefore also in Ilmarinen’s investment portfolio.”Ilmarinen’s equity portfolio returned 1.5% over the first three months of the year, down from 4.1% over the first quarter of 2013.However, fixed income and real estate returns were largely unchanged over the same period last year.Elo’s returns mirrored those of Ilmarinen, seeing 1.1% growth from the equity portfolio overall, despite private equity returning 3.7% and unlisted equity 7.6%.Hanna Hiidenpalo, director and CIO at Elo, said: “On the equity markets, little changed during the first quarter of the year. On the fixed income markets, long-term rates fell in both the US and Europe. Central bank reactions to the economic trend diverged on the two continents.”For more on the Nordic pensions sector, see the upcoming May issue of IPE
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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Queensland’s most viewed home The self-confessed KFC fan said the demographic likely to be interested in the home were younger professionals and first homebuyers, a demographic he believed also had a taste for the kind of fine cuisine coated in 11 secret herbs and spices. “The feedback has been really positive so far,” Mr Bacon said. And while buyers may be lured in by almost a year of weekly hangover cures in the form of three-piece feeds, the apartment itself is a great buy, the local agent said. The 91sq m property is about two years old and has a private balcony with city views. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe rooftop pool area is perfect for cooling off after one too many wicked wings. Picture: supplied.There is an open-plan, dining and kitchen area opening to the balcony, a master bedroom with ensuite and balcony access, a second bedroom with private outdoor space, a bathroom, a laundry and a study nook. Mr Bacon said the complex also has a rooftop pool, deck and massive barbecue area — the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a Zinger Burger while taking in the Brisbane city skyline.And if you have your fill of KFC, the property is close to bars, restaurants and cafes.Mr Bacon said with a last name like his, this campaign won’t be his last foodie incentive. “Bacon goes with everything,” he said. “I’ve got a few other tasty options coming up.” MORE NEWS: What NOT to do when it comes time to sell Rare seaside estate hits the market Place Kangaroo Point agent Michael Bacon having a bit of a taste test.If you’ve been craving a city apartment with a side of Colonel Sander’s famous Kentucky Fried Chicken, this could be the deal too finger lickin’ good to pass up. Real estate agent Michael Bacon has listed a Kangaroo Point unit for sale with a $500 KFC voucher as a sweetener. The Place Kangaroo Point agent said with one of the Colonel’s stores across the road from 308/36 Anglesey St, it seemed like the logical marketing incentive. “I’ve done the math and $500 can get you around 550 chicken nuggets or 300 wicked wings or, with summer in mind, 500 $1 frozen drinks,” he said. The living spaces are big enough to invite some friends around for a Family Feast. Picture: supplied
Stuff.co 1 October 2013Teachers are shying away from disciplining badly behaved students because there’s too much paperwork involved, a regional teachers’ leader claims.Principals have become frustrated with the discipline process, and teachers sometimes feel pressured to issue their own “informal consequences” instead of detentions, according to a paper to be presented at the Post Primary Teachers’ Association’s national conference in Wellington tomorrow.Manawatu and Whanganui PPTA regional chairman Rob Torr says some teachers in the region are not allowed to issue formal detentions, or have significant restrictions put on using them.“They can’t physically issue a formal lunchtime detention themselves. Instead, they have to fill out the appropriate paperwork, then pass it on to their manager, and that is time spent away from student learning.”Mr Torr will present the paper, Student Misbehaviour – Of No Meaningful Consequence, on behalf of principals frustrated with the discipline process, and teachers at the conference are expected to discuss issues around “excessive paperwork and delays” putting some of them off reporting incidents of misbehaviour.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9227676/Schools-shun-discipline-to-cut-red-tape
This ninth short clip is this week’s example of “10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking Law.”SICK OF HEARING THESE STORIES? SO ARE WE! WHAT CAN YOU DO? At the very least, find out which political parties will fix the law to protect good parents. CLICK HERE (question 28)It’s time we held the politicians to account on a failed law which is doing more harm than good. It’s time the politicians listened to YOU!Watch the FULL documentary (click on image below) When a 9 y/o boy aggressively stabbed his brother in the leg with a broken pen (not for the first time), caring grandmother and caregiver Lorriane poked him with a pen to try and teach him how it felt – and in the hope it would stop him doing it again. A neighbour complained to the police and, using their discretion, Lorriane was charged with assault, spent a night locked up in a cell, and forbidden contact with the boy. After four months and a legal bill of $3,500, the judge found her not guilty and said her actions were completely reasonable, similar to tapping a child on the back of the hand, and that she was a “caring person”. It took a further 13 months before she got her foster son back.“They take your glasses and your bag and check everything and put it in sealed plastic bags. They photograph you. They fingerprint you. And then I was put in a cell.” Lorriane (Grandmother, Caregiver)
Jeffry D. Moorman, age 63 of Batesville, died Friday, July 27, 2018 at his home. Born September 17, 1954 in Batesville, he is the son of Evelyn (Nee: Davis) and Justin Moorman. He married Brenda Moenter June 21, 1975 at St. Louis Church in Batesville.Jeff worked alongside his dad at the family owned Batesville Roller Mill in his younger days. He was passionate about becoming a PGA golf professional and after graduating from Ball State University, he accomplished his goal. The day of his player’s ability test, his beloved Border Collie died, but Jeff was able to fight through and score high enough to pass and become a member of the PGA of America. It was a testimony to his grit and determination. He shared his love of teaching the game at clubs in Indiana, Wisconsin and Florida. Jeff also loved animals, especially his dogs and parrots, Walt Disney World, driving his red ‘Vette and made the best margarita’s ever!He is survived by his wife Brenda; sisters Cindy (Tom) Heidt of Versailles, Indiana, Steffanie Moorman of Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania; brother David (Nancy) Moorman of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his niece Holli Moorman. Visitation is Wednesday, August 1st, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 2nd at St. Louis Church with Rev. Alan Hirt officiating followed by burial in the church cemetery.Jeff was a very compassionate man who would want to share a darker side of his life to hopefully bring more awareness and hope to those suffering with a mental illness. He battled major depression and OCD for years. Brenda was continually learning new coping skills, but one day she got so annoyed with his antics that she said, “I would be worried about getting into heaven with that behavior if I was you.” Always having an answer for everything, he replied, “I’m not really worried about it. God made me this way and I am pretty sure he cares for me enough to fix me.” There are no quick fixes, but a contribution to the National Alliance on Mental Illness can help the afflicted and their loved ones have a better tomorrow.
Shelbyville, In. — To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, “The Pink Out Night & Survivors Walk” will be held Saturday, September 29 at the Indiana Grand Casino in Shelby County.The Survivor’s Walk will be held on the track along with pink beverages and lots of fun. All proceeds are dedicated to Major Health Partners.
Mary Cradick Doles, 92, of Greensburg, went to meet our Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Mary was born on April 9, 1928 in Gosport, Indiana. She was the daughter of Estil Glea and Helen (Dagley) Cradick.Mary moved to Greensburg when she was two. She was a 1946 graduate of Greensburg High School and a 1949 graduate of Indiana University. She married Al Doles on New Year’s Eve, 1949, and they celebrated 69 years of marriage before Al passed away.Mary taught second grade for twenty years at Billings Elementary. She was a church organist at First Christian Church and Sandcreek Baptist Church, and she also played for Sunday afternoon services which she and Al led at Crown Pointe Senior Living Community. In their early senior years, Mary and Al enjoyed camping, spending winters in Florida, and traveling to places like the Holy Land to visit Steve and Joy, and to Hawaii for their 50 th wedding anniversary. Mary enjoyed sewing, baking pies, and volunteering at the hospital and for cancer survivor fundraisers. She would tell you that her most favorite role in the whole wide world was to be Al’s wife, and life didn’t seem the same to her without him.Survivors include her children, William (Shirley) Doles, Diane (Charles) Beggs, and Steve (Joy) Doles. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jeff (Cari) Beggs, David Beggs, Katie (Mike) McNealy, Tony (Simone) Doles, Stepheni Doles, Jaquan Doles, Travon Doles, and BayLynn Doles, and eleven great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, Estil Glea Cradick, Jr. and Howard Duane Cradick, one sister who died in infancy, and one granddaughter, Andria Joy Doles.A graveside service, following CDC social distancing and facial covering guidelines, will be held at South Park Cemetery on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 11AM with Rev. Harold Carter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sandcreek Baptist Church, The Gideons International or the donor’s choice. Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.Psalm 23 was one of Mary’s favorite psalms. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are comforted to know that she is now able to “dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
By Jonathan JurejkoTOP seed Rafael Nadal was denied a place in the Australian Open semi-finals as Austria’s Dominic Thiem rattled the Spaniard with a powerful display to win a four-set thriller.Fifth seed Thiem won 7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-4), 4-6,7-6 (8-6) at Melbourne Park.The 26-year-old, beaten by Nadal in the past two French Open finals, missed two match points before taking a third to win in four hours and 10 minutes.He will now face Germany’s Alexander Zverev in tomorrow’s last-four match.It will be a first semi-final in Melbourne for both men and the winner will face either Serbia’s defending champion Novak Djokovic or Swiss third seed Roger Federer in Sunday’s final.Thiem missed the chance to serve out the match at 5-4 in the fourth, becoming jittery with three unforced errors and a double fault as Nadal levelled despite doing little to earn it.But Thiem regrouped to win the third tie-break of a thrilling contest against the 19-time Grand Slam champion.“I was holding my serve great and then it came to 5-4,” Thiem said.“That was a special situation for me, serving against Rafa for a place in the Australian Open semi-finals for the first time.“It was a mentally tough situation but I turned it around again in the tie-breaker.”Thiem raised both arms in the air when Nadal hit a forehand into the net on the third match point, clutching and shaking his head in what was likely to be a mixture of relief and disbelief. Thiem has long been touted as one of the younger players ready to finally wrestle the sport’s biggest prizes from the ‘big three’ of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer, but he has not consistently challenged them across all four Grand Slams.Known as a clay-court specialist, he has naturally gone closest to fulfilling his potential at the French Open.He has reached the past two finals at Roland Garros, only to be hustled out of the trophy on both occasions by 12-time champion Nadal.But Thiem has shown he also has the game to be successful on hard courts, notably by winning the prestigious Indian Wells title last year.He has now finally proved it on one of the biggest stages against a man who had beaten him in their five previous Grand Slam meetings.Nadal struggled to cope with Thiem’s crushing groundstrokes, being worn down in the longer rallies and unable to prevent 65 winners from his opponent.A shank from Nadal on a third break point, at 1-1 in the fourth swung momentum back in Thiem’s direction, leaving him serving out the match at 5-4. But he tensed up to give hope to the Spaniard that he could take the contest to a fifth set.“There were demons in the head,” Thiem said on-court afterwards, by then now able to laugh. “Everyone has them. I was rushing too much and changing tactics from the rest of the match and that was wrong. It is tough to handle.”Thiem said he had to “start from zero” and was able to recover to win the tense tie-break – but only after spurning his first two match points.The first, on his serve, went a-begging when he walloped a forehand into the net.There was more drama on the second. Nadal watched a looping return land past the baseline, but it was not called out yet Nadal coolly did not offer a shot, instead simply challenging the call in order to win the point.Thiem was not to be denied at the third attempt, however – a chance which came after another fortunate net-cord worked in his favour. (BBC Sport)