However, those that have delayed implementing their AE pension were “putting themselves at risk of a fine”, Aviva warned. They were also potentially limiting their choice of providers as not all providers would take on “late stagers”, the insurer added.TPR can issue non-compliant firms with an Escalating Penalty Notice, giving a deadline for meeting requirements. If the company fails to meet this deadline, TPR can begin to fine it every day until it complies with AE. The fine for small employers with up to four staff is £50 (€59) a day, and those with between five and 49 employees can be fined £500 a day.Andy Beswick, managing director for business solutions at Aviva, said: “As an industry, we’ve been talking about auto-enrolment since the early 2000s and implementing it for over four years now. But to thousands of employers and employees, it is still a brand new concept and we need to make sure people aren’t getting left behind.”DB funding improves in Q1The aggregate deficit among the UK’s private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes shrank during March as equity markets climbed, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).The PPF’s 7800 index of DB schemes reported an aggregate shortfall of £226.5m at the end of March, compared with £242m a month earlier. The aggregate funding ratio increased to 87%. The deficit and funding ratio figures have remained at a broadly similar level since November 2016, the PPF’s data showed.Other estimates of DB funding have demonstrated an improvement since the start of this year. JLT Employee Benefits reported a £434bn shortfall across all private sector DB funds at the end of 2016, but by the end of the first quarter of 2017 this had fallen to just £172bn, in part down to a change in mortality assumptions.Mercer’s estimate of the funding of FTSE 350 schemes was more in line with the PPF’s findings: The aggregate deficit improved slightly from £137bn to £133bn in the first three months of the year.Joint venture between actuarial services providersActuarial firms Barnett Waddingham and Milliman have established a joint venture.Barnett Waddingham’s UK business will combine with the international Milliman under the MBW International banner, the groups announced this week.For Barnett Waddingham, which only serves the UK, the joint venture would allow the group to improve its services to multi-national companies, said Nick Salter, senior partner. The nature of the deal also allowed the company to keep its partnership structure, he added.Steve White, Milliman CEO, said: “The establishment of MBW International enhances the range of retirement consulting services Milliman can offer its multinational and UK-headquartered clients. The obvious synergies between Milliman and Barnett Waddingham are built on our shared values: independence, quality, and dedication to superior client service.” An increasing proportion of small UK companies are establishing auto-enrolment pension schemes after their deadline, according to data from Aviva.The insurer and auto-enrolment (AE) pension provider said 16% of companies that set up their arrangements with Aviva in the first quarter of 2017 were late.The Pensions Regulator (TPR) announced this week that half a million employers had now complied with their AE requirements, meaning 7.6m people were now invested in a defined contribution pension scheme.Another 600,000 employers are due to begin the AE process this year, the regulator said.
The following video puts popular non-linear editing applications to the test, determining which best preserves your audio when applying speed changes. Interesting results!Need to speed up or slow down your audio in post? Video editor and Vimeo user Brooks Tomlinson recently conducted a test to see which video or editing application is best at modifying the speed of audio. Final Cut Pro X has been lauded by some as doing a fine job at preserving audio pitch and quality when applying speed changes, but Brooks wasn’t so sure. So, he took a short piece of narration and ran it through different non-linear video and audio editing applications, applying a 105%, 125% and 95% speed change.The test applications included:Apple Final Cut Pro XApple Soundtrack ProAutodesk Smoke 2013Adobe Premiere Pro CS6Adobe Audition CS6Avid DS 8.4Click the video below to hear the differences in audio quality as each application processes the speed changes. Discover which application provides the highest quality (hint: you get what you pay for!)
Cow vigilantes beat up three in M.P. for possession of beef; police arrest victims first When Mr. Barkat tried to push the man and run away, the man allegedly tore his shirt. As Mr. Barkat started crying, the men left. Four of them drove away in a motorcycle and two just walked away into one of the alleys in the area.Mr. Barkat’s cousin Murtuja then took him to civil hospital. The hospital authorities made a call to the police.A case has been registered on charges of promoting religious hatred, causing hurt, criminal intimidation and unlawful assembly, among others, at City Police Station in this connection.Haryana BJP condemns incidentHaryana BJP spokesperson Raman Malik strongly condemned the incident saying that his party was against any kind of appeasement but any illegal act would not be tolerated. He said that he had spoken to the police in this connection and directed them to identify the persons involved at the earliest and take action against him as per the law. A Muslim man was beaten by a group of men at Jacubpura in Gurugram on May 25 night after he was told to remove his skullcap and chant Jai Shri Ram. No arrests have been made so far.Mohammad Barkat, 25, was returning to his shop around 10 p.m. on Saturday after offering prayers at Jama Masjid in Gurugram when a group of about half a dozen men allegedly accosted him outside a sweet shop and told him to remove his skull cap. “One of the men called me with an offensive word and told me that skullcap was not allowed in this area. When I told him that I was returning from a mosque, he slapped me. He also asked me to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Jai Shri Ram. When I refused, he threatened to feed me pork,” Mr. Barkat said. He had come to Gurugram earlier this month to learn tailoring.Mr. Barkat claimed that the man allegedly picked up a stick and hit him and also abused him.Also Read
Be it the brain or brawn or the smile, children tend to fall for that one teacher in their school at least once in a lifetime. TV actors like Divyanka Tripathi, Mrunal Jain and Mohammad Nazim go down memory lane and recall their crushes.On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, which falls on September 5, IANS gets TV actors to reveal their crushes on their teachers:Mrunal Jain, Ankit Gera, Divyanka TripathiDivyanka Tripathi: I had a crush on my WWF trekking instructor. My then best friend and me used to fancy him together during our wildlife and nature trips with no cat fights between us. We loved his brains and brawn. We were bookworms then, so we loved talking about brainy guys. This crush saga lasted for a year. Even now, when my friend and me meet, we laugh over our madness.Mohammad Nazim: I had a crush on my history teacher in the sixth grade. She was tall and sexy. She used to teach the subject well. The crush lasted for seven months. After that, she quit the job. The memories still stay with me. I got a group photo with her at one of the school functions and I still treasure it.Mrunal Jain: My geography teacher. Her hair was always shampooed. She used to motivate me to study hard. I was in Class 9. She used to even encourage me to participate in extra-curricular activities. She was my class teacher too and had made me the monitor as well. The crush lasted for six months as she was transferred to another branch of the school.Samiksha Bhatnagar: I was in the seventh grade when I developed a crush on my PT teacher. He encouraged me to play sports. The crush was for only four months as he got replaced. I couldn’t meet him again. I still remember he was tall, dark and good-looking and had a good smile.Ssharad Malhotraa: I was in Class 4 and I had a crush on her for two years. I always used to ask her for help in making me draw. Her smile was like (actress) Madhuri Dixit’s. She was my drawing teacher for two years. She even used to get chocolates for me. I felt very happy when she told my mother at parents-teachers meet that I am a sincere boy.Ankit Gera: I had crush on my English teacher when I was in the 11th standard. She was the most beautiful teacher. I was like Shah Rukh Khan of “Main Hoon Na”. She used to wear saris and her height was 5 feet 8 inches. She wore a distinctive perfume and had long hair. I used to carry perfume and before she would enter my class, I used to apply it. I was a backbencher, but during her period, I used move to the front bench. On one of the Teacher’s Days, I wrote her a love letter without mentioning my name on it. I kept that in the staff room. My crush lasted for one year, but I will never forget her.Sahil Mehta: I was 11 years old when I first had a crush on a teacher. She taught me civics and was also my class teacher. I was never a good student. She was pretty for sure, but I also liked the fact that she never shouted at me for not doing well in studies. I was madly in love with her for a year. When I completed my schooling, I told her that I wanted to move to Mumbai and pursue acting. She was very happy for me.advertisement
“As Minister of Labour and Social Security, I am deeply concerned about the global trend in child labour,” Mrs. Robinson said. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, has reiterated calls for citizens of Jamaica to put an end to child labour and allow the nation’s youth to enjoy their adolescence. Story Highlights Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, has reiterated calls for citizens of Jamaica to put an end to child labour and allow the nation’s youth to enjoy their adolescence.Speaking at the launch of the Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR II) Project at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Tuesday (June 26), Mrs. Robinson said if all Jamaicans do not join forces and ensure children are not engaging in child labour, then the objective of the Government for zero tolerance will not be achieved.“As Minister of Labour and Social Security, I am deeply concerned about the global trend in child labour,” Mrs. Robinson said.“Principle two of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child [proclaimed by General Assembly Resolution 1386] declares that ‘The child shall enjoy special protection and shall be given opportunities and facilities by law and by other means, to enable him to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity’,” the Minister added.Mrs. Robinson also noted that data from the Jamaica Youth Activity Survey (JYAS) that contain information on child labour in Jamaica is alarming.“According to the survey, up to 2016, there were an estimated 657,697 children between the ages of five and 17 years in Jamaica, and from that total, 37,965 were recorded to be involved in child labour activities, with 25,797 being boys and 12,168 were girls,” she said.“Furthermore, out of the 37,965 children involved in child labour, an estimated 26,053 were involved in hazardous work, and based on investigation, children are almost twice likely to be involved in child labour in the rural areas, compared to urban areas,” she added.The Minister called on Jamaicans to ensure that child labour is non-existent in their communities.CLEAR II is a new programme through which Winrock and Lawyers without Borders will work with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to reduce child labour, with the following intermediate objectives – improving legislation that addresses child labour issues, including bringing national laws into compliance with international standards; improving the monitoring and enforcement of laws and policies related to child labour; and effective implementation of national plans of action on child labour.Activities on CLEAR II will focus on the development of light and hazardous work lists, a Child Labour Prosecution Training of Trainers, the development of a National Action Plan to Combat Child Labour, organisation of a National Action Plan Child Protection Collaboration Workshop and Coordination Plan; and support for a study on street children.This project is funded by the United States Department of Labour, under a cooperative agreement with Winrock International. Speaking at the launch of the Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR II) Project at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Tuesday (June 26), Mrs. Robinson said if all Jamaicans do not join forces and ensure children are not engaging in child labour, then the objective of the Government for zero tolerance will not be achieved.
APTN National NewsA group of First Nation students are heading to Geneva to address the United Nations.Their message is about the health and well being of First Nation children across the country.APTN National News reporter Donna Smith has this story.
APTN National NewsEarlier this week APTN told you about Evan Cromarty, the 20 year-old man shot by the RMCP on the Norway House Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.Cromarty’s father spoke to APTN’s Shaneen Robinson about his son and the shooting incident.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers women’s basketball squad found a way to slow down the Ohio State fast-break attack Sunday. The Golden Gophers (12-11, 4-5 Big Ten) held the No. 9 Buckeyes (20-2, 7-2 Big Ten) to their third-lowest point total this season en route to their 76-65 win against OSU. Aside from the opening bucket, OSU played from behind the entire game. The deficit began early when the Buckeyes were down by 12 points with 7:41 in the first half, before closing the margin to six. With 30 seconds left in the half, Minnesota sophomore guard Sari Noga sank a 3-pointer to keep the lead, 34-28. The Buckeyes rallied in the second half, with back-to-back 3-pointers by senior guard Samantha Prahalis to cut the lead to four with 5:51 remaining in the game. It was the closest OSU would come to catching the Golden Gophers. The following possession saw Minnesota sophomore forward Kionna Kellogg answer with a 3-point ball to put the score at 66-59. Prahalis and junior guard Tayler Hill combined for 51 of the Buckeyes’ 65 points. Hill had 26 points, but was 3-of-11 from 3-point range, while Prahalis added 25 points and shot 4-of-9 from behind the arc. The Golden Gophers were lead by freshman guard Rachel Banham with 20 points. Banham was followed by senior guard Kiara Buford, who added 15. OSU shit 34.4 percent from the field Sunday, which makes Sunday’s loss the worst shooting performance for the Buckeyes this season. In its only other loss, OSU shot 36.8 percent against Michigan. While the defeat gives the Buckeyes two losses in conference play, they’re still one game behind No. 17 Purdue (18-4, 8-1) for the lead in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers were defeated by Iowa, 59-42 on Saturday. The top two teams in the Big Ten will meet each other February 12 when Purdue travels to Columbus. Players and coaches were not available for comment following the game. OSU returns home Feb. 6 against the Wisconsin Badgers (7-13, 3-5 Big Ten). Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Overly complicated match for the Spanish National Team in Zagreb, where they lost 3-2 with a last-minute winner and gave England one last breath.The UEFA Europa League A’s Group 4 where we have England, Croatia, and Spain, went through a major plot twist this Thursday after the World Cup runners-up defeated the Spaniards dramatically.Luis Enrique’s squad now has two consecutive defeats after today, one that leaves them in an incredibly difficult situation for next Sunday and completely out of their hands.A win in Zagreb today against Croatia, would’ve given them the direct ticket to the League A’s final four but Dalic’s side had the support from their fans and never surrendered.Most of the action went down during the second half, all the goals were even scored during the final half hour of the game and it was a real nail-biter because the Spaniards refused to falter until the very last minute when the locals were able to get that result they wanted so badly.Almost at the same time, the England National Team had one eye on their friendly match against the United States, and another one on this match as they were rooting for Croatia’s victory in order to stay alive in the competition.🇭🇷🇪🇸What a match. What a win. Congratulations!#BeProud #NationsLeague #CROESP #Vatreni🔥 pic.twitter.com/5DNROKzSTK— HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) November 15, 2018After a two-year ban that their supporters had to endure due to their hooligan problem, Croatia was finally able to play a very different match as they were coming back to their people for the first time after reaching the World Cup final last summer.Having the support from everybody in the stadium meant the world to them, it motivated them and kept them as the dominant side throughout the whole 90 minutes of the match.Despite not having scored during the first half, Croatia created many interesting chances that De Gea saved for the most part with a Spanish defense that was against the ropes.Finally, after ten minutes into the second half, Perisic recovered a ball in a very dangerous zone for Spain and he saw Kramaric in a very advantageous position to hurt the Spaniards.The forward didn’t fail when he sent his strike, Croatia was ahead in the scoreline but the match was just getting started. We were in for quite an incredible game, with everybody on the edge of their seat and hoping for more goals.📺 RESUMEN | Echa un vistazo a las mejores jugadas del partido ante los croatas en Zagreb. 🇭🇷 #CRO 3-2 🇪🇸 #ESP👉🏻 https://t.co/Vnnstq9a5N#UnaNuevaIlusión pic.twitter.com/nfTuUCYKFRCrouch: 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.— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) November 15, 2018It took Spain only two minutes to react, they got the equalizer through Dani Ceballos after Isco assisted him with a cross from the left flank. Game on!After another two clear missed chances from Rakitic and Rebic, Luka Modric was able to find Jedvaj’s head before the 70th minute of the match and gave Croatia the lead one more time.Eight minutes later, Vrisaljko wasn’t able to prevent the ball hitting his arm inside the box and the referee decided to call a penalty.Sergio Ramos stood up on the spot again, but he didn’t do a Panenka this time and scored with a potent low shot that the goalkeeper wasn’t able to save.The Spaniards were able to maintain the draw, which left them in a better position than they were with a loss, but the match wasn’t over yet.The hero of the night was Jedvaj again, who was right on the spot as David de Gea deflected a strong shot from Brekalo and gave Croatia the chance to win the match with a final 3-2 result.This win leaves everything for the last match between the Croatian side and England next Sunday. Whoever wins takes all, and only a draw would give Spain the ticket to the final four. What a great competition this has turned out to be.✅ That feeling when you score your first two international goals to defeat @SeFutbol deep into added time. 🇭🇷🇪🇸⚽️⚽️ Well done, Tin Jedvaj! 👏#BeProud #Croatia #Family #Vatreni🔥 pic.twitter.com/4kahEjKahQ— HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) November 15, 2018What was your favorite moment of Croatia vs Spain match from this Thursday? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.