Solskjaer reveals Rooneys message before Cardiffs tie

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Wayne Rooney’s encouragement prior to Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of Cardiff City.United were on a rampage in south Wales in Solskjaer’s debut as caretaker manager, with Jesse Lingard bagging a brace alongside Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial.Solskjaer was buzzing after the Red Devils scored five goals for the first time since 2013 and went on to credit the display of the team and revealed what the former United Skipper told him before the tie.“Football is easy if you’ve got good players and they are such a great bunch of players. The quality is unbelievable,” he said in a statement via FourFourTwo.“I arrived Thursday night and I think maybe all the texts and advice from Wazza helped today. He just told us to make them enjoy football, smile, go forward, be Man United. That’s what I asked for because it’s been a tough week for them. They’ve responded fantastically.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We want them to approach every game the same, combination play, we want them to play it forward. Every game gives you different chances. The foundation was in defence: I thought the two centre-backs and full-backs were outstanding.“It’s a great dressing room. They want to give their best for the club, and they’ve got the badge on their shirt and there’s a reason for that.”Solskjaer’s focus has switched to the visit of Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day in the bid to steer them back into Champions League contention.“We’ve caught up eight, nine points before,” he said. “Now we’ve got Huddersfield; let the boys enjoy tonight and we look forward. You can’t do anything else other than the next training session, work on a few bits, because there is still work to be done, [and] keep plugging away.“It’s just been emotional, the whole week. It’s a start, and we move on. Nothing is history quicker than a game of football.”last_img read more

Adrien Rabiot training with Paris SaintGermain reserves

first_imgFrance International Adrien Rabiot has reportedly been banished from first-team training at Paris Saint-Germain.The midfielder is set to leave the French champions before the end of the January transfer window as he will be out of contract this summer.The French player has been linked with a number of clubs this window with the latest being Spanish giants Barcelona although the club denied making official contact for the player.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Sports mole reports that Rabiot’s mother and agent Veronique Rabiot said last month that the midfielder would not be signing a new contract with PSG, making him a free agent at the end of this season.Apart from Barcelona, Chelsea and Liverpool have also been strongly linked with the 23-year-old whom PSG are mounting pressure on to leave sooner rather than later by making him train with the club’s reserve team.Rabiot has been a subject of controversy following his reaction to France Coach Didier Deschamps World Cup list last year.last_img read more

Antonio Conte denies hes close to returning to management

first_imgFormer Chelsea manager Antonio Conte denied reports he’s close to making a return to football and added he’s taking the “rest of this year off”.The Italian’s two-year spell in charge of Chelsea came to an end last summer following a disappointing sophomore campaign at Stamford Bridge.Conte’s famous 3-4-3 formation had initially paid off beautifully with a Premier League title in his first season at Chelsea.But a fifth-place finish the following term sealed Conte’s fate, despite leading Chelsea to their first FA Cup title in six years.Since then, the 49-year has been linked with a number of high-profile roles with reports in Italy claiming that Conte and Jose Mourinho are in contention to replace Luciano Spalletti as Inter Milan manager should he fail to deliver silverware this season.After watching his two old clubs in Atalanta and Juventus go head-to-head in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday night, however, Conte announced it’s unlikely he will make any comeback soon.“I miss the pitch,” Conte told Sky Sport.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“But I decided to take the rest of this year off and I’m looking forward to a new destination, which of course we do not know.“I came from London to Milan to watch the Juventus match, but I have not received any offers from Italy.”After starting out with Arezzo in 2006, Conte has since gone on to manage the likes of Juventus and the Italian national team.At Turin, Conte led Juventus to three Serie A titles in a row before leaving for Italy in 2014 and eventually ending up at Chelsea two years later.But the Italian’s spell at London was overshadowed by disputes with the likes of David Luiz and Willian and was replaced by compatriot Maurizio Sarri from Napoli.Real Madrid and AC Milan have also been linked with Conte recently.last_img read more

Sir Alex Ferguson pulled the strings for Ole Gunnar Solskjaers return

first_imgFormer Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly influenced the deal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to become interim Manchester United boss.Solskjaer was lined up to take charge at Old Trafford after executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward decided to sack Jose Mourinho following a disappointing run of form at the club.Ferguson also influenced the return of his former assistant Mike Phelan, 56, as Solskjaer’s No 2 and Daily Mail supported the claim saying:“Once Woodward had talked to the Glazers and told them he wanted Jose out, he needed to be certain he could get the right kind of figure in for the short term at least.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“That’s where Fergie came in and he helped make sure the whole thing happened with Solskjaer and Phelan.”The pair made an immediate impact with a 5-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday and ill face Huddersfield Town on Boxing day.last_img read more

San Diego Family Justice Center Childrens Gift Drive

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 3, 2018 Updated: 4:13 PMcenter_img San Diego Family Justice Center Children’s Gift Drive December 3, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Family Justice center is having a toy drive for children.Donation collection boxes are located in the lobby of City Hall and the lobby of Civic Center Plaza through December 13th.For more information, please visit: https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/nr181203a.pdf last_img read more

First of five public forums begins today discussing Community Choice Aggregation

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 29, 2019 Updated: 10:52 PMcenter_img First of five public forums begins today discussing Community Choice Aggregation 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The county is now considering CCA’s and is offering forums for people to learn more.Community Choice Forums:Monday, July 29 – Bonita Sunnyside Library, 6 p.m.Tuesday, July 30 – Lakeside Community Center 6 p.m.Wednesday, July 31 – Bonsall Community Center 6 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 1 – Boulevard Backcountry Resource Center 6 p.m.Tuesday, August 6 – 4S Ranch Library 6 p.m., July 29, 2019last_img read more

State Vancouver unfair to police union leader

first_imgVancouver police administrators deliberately passed over police guild President Officer Ryan Martin for a special assignment in 2009 because of his union involvement, a state agency for employee relations has ruled.A Dec. 23 ruling by the state Public Employment Relations Commission found that police administration “deprived Martin of an ascertainable right, benefit, or status,” and broke the law when it did not choose Martin to fill one of two open traffic enforcement positions in June 2009.The commission ordered the city to give Martin a spot in the Motor Officers Unit within 30 days, read the decision aloud at a city council meeting and post the order “in conspicuous places.”To view the full Public Employment Relations Commission ruling, visit http://www.perc.wa.gov/Databases/ULP/10621-A.htmOn Thursday, Martin called the decision “a big deal.”“We’ve been saying for years now that this type of stuff has been taking place internally,” he said. “It shows there continues to be bias and discrimination in the department. When is it going to end, when is it going to stop?”last_img read more

La Center Cowlitz tribe leaders eager for talks

first_imgNearly two weeks after the La Center City Council voted to open formal talks with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, leaders from both groups expressed confidence they could reach compromises that would make the latter’s casino project “mutually beneficial.”No official conversations have taken place since council members voted 4-1 on March 14 to repeal their predecessors’ four-year-old resolution to ban talks with the tribe about the project. But La Center Mayor Jim Irish and Cowlitz Chairman Bill Iyall said they were eager to begin what could be a long process.La Center’s sudden about-face with the Cowlitz tribe was motivated by the city’s need to diversify its tax base and find a cost-effective way to develop property to the Interstate 5 junction, council members said. The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ decision in December to allow the tribe to take into trust 152 acres along the I-5 corridor also factored into the decision.“It’s what’s best for the city of La Center,” Irish said. “It’s not giving away the farm.”Clark County’s appeal of the BIA’s ruling is pending in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.The Cowlitz Indian Tribe, which has more than 3,700 members, does not have a permanent home. The casino offers the tribe the chance at self-sufficiency, Iyall said.Once the U.S. District Court makes it ruling, assuming they rule in the Cowlitz’ favor, the tribe would seek out loans from banks to pay for the project. This process could take six months, Iyall estimated.last_img read more

Movement brews to renounce paper coffee cups

first_img56 billion: Number of paper cups Americans go through every year, according to International Paper.3 billion: Number that Starbucks alone gulps up each year.Less than 2 percent: Percentage of Starbucks beverages served in reusable cups.SEATTLE — Along with whalebone corsets and mimeograph machines, another anachronism will be displayed in museums of the future if Karin de Weille has her way: the disposable cups that fuel today’s culture of coffee and convenience.Against odds that would discourage a less optimistic soul, de Weille recently launched a campaign in the heart of caffeine country to get people to kick the paper habit.“I think Seattle can push the frontier,” she said at Seattle Green Festival, a two-day celebration of eco-friendliness where the effort got its official start.Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin endorsed the initiative, which urges participants to whip out their own reusable cups for mochas on the go or “for here.”“Let’s show that we can do this, and our success will be duplicated in other cities,” Conlin said in a statement.Americans go through 56 billion paper cups every year, according to statistics compiled by International Paper. Starbucks alone gulps up 3 billion.The thin plastic coating that keeps most cups from turning to mush complicates recycling. Only a handful of cities try, including Seattle. But even if cups are recycled, it still requires enormous amounts of energy and resources to manufacture and ship them, de Weille said.last_img read more

La Center schools near deal on teacher salary

first_imgLa Center’s teachers union and school administration are close to reaching an agreement that would cover the money teachers lost in statewide cuts this year, officials on both sides said. News of an impending agreement comes three weeks after the teachers union sent the district a “demand to bargain” letter seeking to renegotiate a contract that pays teachers according to the state’s salary schedule — a pay scale the Legislature cut by 1.9 percent this school year. During a special meeting Tuesday night, La Center’s school board authorized Superintendent Mark Mansell to create a package that would compensate teachers for their expected losses this year.An agreement is best for both sides because it ensures students will attend 180 class days and teachers will receive around the same amount of money they would have received prior to the cuts, Mansell and union president Jeremy Ecklund agreed. Teachers in the district would have lost between $600 and $1,200 in salary this year, depending on their classroom experience, had the cuts gone through, Mansell said. For instance, a first-year teacher would have made a base salary of $33,401 this school year, as opposed to $34,048 last year. A teacher with 16 or more years’ experience would have received a base salary of $62,955 this year, as opposed to $64,174 last year.last_img read more

Salmon Creek resident to seek District 1 utility seat

first_imgHelen Nowlin Salmon Creek resident Helen Nowlin announced Tuesday she will run for the District 1 position on the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners.Nowlin has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Washington, a law degree from Gonzaga University and a master’s degree in environmental law from George Washington University.“Like many of you, I notice when my utility rates increase,” Nowlin said. “As an active member of the community, a bar-certified attorney in the state of Washington and a mother of three children, I feel a need to run for this public service position.”Nowlin, an environmental attorney, joins Amboy resident Jim Malinowski, a retired utility engineer, in announcing plans to run for the District 1 seat, which represents north Clark County on the utility’s three-member board. Incumbent Carol Curtis said she won’t run for another six-year term.last_img read more

Wine Jazz Festival gets off to strong tuneful start

first_imgThe Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival kicked off Friday evening at Esther Short Park with the Dan Balmer Trio, the Norman Sylvester Blues Band and headline act War.Around sunset, people settled into lawn chairs around the main stage and bobbed their heads to Norman Sylvester.o What: The 15th annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival.o When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.o Where: Esther Short Park, 301 W. Eighth St. in downtown Vancouver.o Cost: $25 per day at the gate.o Information: 360-906-0441, or event website.“The first time I saw him I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this guy is good,’” volunteer Betty Barkley said.Barbara Reeves’ 3-year-old son danced in front of the stage as Norman Sylvester played. She said the festival is surprisingly kid-friendly“Everyone is so relaxed,” she said.Lisa Melius came to the festival for headline act War and the 45 arts and craft vendors lining the edge of the park.“The wine’s good,” she added.On the smaller stage in Propstra Square, a pop-rock band, the Christopher Brothers, rocked out to Santana and Black Keys covers as well as its own songs. And, yes, the teen trio has been compared to the Jonas Brothers.The festival continues through Sunday.last_img read more

Sales tax exemption survives in Washington budget plan

first_imgAs details of a state budget deal emerged Thursday, it appeared Southwest Washington business leaders could breathe a sigh of relief.Under the budget agreement, which remains to be voted on, Oregonians still won’t have to pay sales tax when they shop on the Washington side of the Columbia River, state Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, said Thursday. This year, lawmakers mulled whether to make Oregonians pay the tax, with the understanding that they could apply online for a tax refund later. Business leaders said making any changes to the exemption would harm retailers in Clark County.After learning the budget news, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce president Kelly Parker said she was “excited” and “very relieved.”“I’m very grateful to our delegation in Clark County from the 17th and 18th districts who were steadfast in their dedication” to protecting the exemption, Parker said. “It was just a matter of helping the majority of legislators understand that while it looked good on paper, it didn’t translate into real savings for the state of Washington.”Vancouver niche businesses — such as furniture shops and art galleries — get 25 to 40 percent of their business from Oregon shoppers, Parker has said. She estimated that changing the exemption rules would have resulted in 15- to 30-percent reductions in business for some retailers.Oregon shoppers are not used to having to pay a sales tax, Parker said. They also have plenty of shopping choices in Portland.“Oregon consumers don’t have to come up here and won’t pay a sales tax,” she said. If Oregonians avoid shopping in Washington, then Washington state won’t see the increase in revenue expected from eliminating the exemption, she added.Under Washington law, shoppers from other states or Canadian provinces are exempt from paying retail sales tax if they live somewhere with a sales tax of 3 percent or less. Qualifying states include Oregon, Montana and Alaska.last_img read more

Woman rescued from Columbia River near I5 bridge

first_imgEmergency personnel rescued a woman who was swimming Tuesday evening in the Columbia River, near the Interstate 5 bridge. The call came in at 5:07 p.m., describing someone possibly jumping from the bridge. Vancouver Fire Battalion Chief Dave Seabrook said he did not believe the woman jumped. He said she was distraught and swimming in the water near a bridge pillar.“We were very much concerned for her safety with the current and the eddies,” Seabrook said. At this time of the year, the current is typically 2 knots, or 2 to 3 mph, he said. It was not immediately clear how she ended up in the water or how she was rescued by the firefighters. Vancouver police Sgt. Mike Davis said the woman was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 21 and 27 April 2016:Is sleep management the next big thing in workplace health and wellbeing?Swindon Town Football Club fined for auto-enrolment non-compliance.Staff given annual leave to enjoy Game of Thrones premiere.Uber agrees $84m settlement for employee status cases.75% believe employers should proactively support staff health and wellbeing.BHS pension scheme and liabilities under scrutiny from regulator and parliamentary committee.Royal Mail and Unilever among winners at 2016 Workplace Gender Equality Awards.University of Lincoln introduces car salary sacrifice scheme.Caring benefits for a multi-generational workforce.63% have begun preparing for gender pay reporting requirements.last_img read more

How to create a yearround pensions engagement strategy

first_imgNeed to know:A year-round pensions engagement strategy can help to maintain and increase interest levels over the longer term.Certain personal and national events can serve as opportunities to shine a spotlight on pensions and build momentum.Including pensions in a wider financial wellbeing strategy can enable staff to better visualise the impact current pensions engagement can have on their future lifestyles. Increasing understanding of the impact pension saving has on the lifestyles and choices we aspire to in retirement, and the steps that need to be considered to achieve these, is not a quick or easy task. A sustained, year-round approach to pensions engagement can help to build employees’ pensions knowledge and empower them to take action that supports their financial health in retirement.Set clearly defined goals The first step to developing a pensions engagement strategy is to define what the strategy aims to achieve, the activity it is trying to promote, and how success will be measured. Identifying the advantages to the organisation that such a strategy could bring can also play a key role in the level of support provided to deliver it effectively.David Pugh, managing partner at Lemonade, says: “Starting with a focus on why it benefits the business really helps to get executive buy-in. Then it’s a case of thinking about existing resources in terms of HR and external consultants, and whether they have the time and expertise to deliver the plan.”Setting short- and medium-term goals that contribute to the ultimate aim of a long-term strategy can provide focus points for each stage of this approach, and prevent multiple messages from competing for attention, which can reduce their impact. If the long-term goal is to generally improve engagement with the pension scheme, for example, a medium-term target may be to increase pension contribution levels or encourage a proactive approach to investment choices, says David Millar, head of client communications at JLT Employee Benefits.Make the most of occasions to build momentumParticular events that occur throughout the year can be seen as an opportunity to gather momentum around a pensions engagement strategy. Personal milestones, such as when an employee passes their probation period, when they receive a pay rise or are awarded a bonus, or perhaps when they celebrate a significant birthday, as well as workplace-wide events, such as open benefit selection windows, can be used to shine a spotlight on pension saving at a time when staff might be more open to reviewing, and potentially making changes to, their current level of involvement ­with the pension scheme.National events can also serve as touchpoints for engagement. For many organisations, this will take the form of communications around changes to pension legislation, but for those organisations that already have a well-established pensions communication strategy in place, this could also extend to current events in a wider sense. “There’s been a huge amount of coverage on Brexit and the word ‘pension’ has come up a lot of times,” says Millar.“If [an employer] is starting from a base of never having communicated [about pensions] then talking about the impact of Brexit on pension savings is quite a difficult link to get across to staff. But if it has been regularly communicating then this is an opportunity to tie something that is happening in the national consciousness to workplace savings, and that’s the kind of thing that builds momentum.”Trevor Rutter, communication consultant at Like Minds, adds: “It’s a matter of timing to make sure that [employees] get messages at a time when they are, a, likely to look at them and, b, they are able to do something about it.”If an employee is unable to immediately take action prompted by the communications, then it may be all the more difficult to engage them in similar behaviours on subsequent occasions.Avoid pension silosIncluding pensions in a wider financial education and wellbeing strategy can improve employees’ understanding about how pension saving relates to their financial situation and lifestyle, both now and in the future. Pugh says: “A lot of [organisations] beat the drum around pensions but I think [an engagement strategy] needs to involve a range of elements around financial health, such as surveys, and interactive tools.”The introduction of new online tools can also provide a good opportunity to re-engage staff with their pension scheme. Phil Farrell, partner at consultancy Quantum Advisory, says: “We’ve seen a real increase in interest in pensions from people when you give them access to online capability; online access and the ability to model scenarios are really powerful tools.”However, a continuous communications approach is still required to maintain employees’ interest. “It needs a drip-feed [communications approach] to keep people engaged on a regular basis so that they keep going [online] and looking at their account,” explains Farrell.As Rutter says: “Most communication programmes will only work if [employers] keep at it. The beauty of having a programme that has regular staging posts throughout the year and tries to build momentum over the long term, is that it recognises the fact that [they] are not just hitting [employees] with a one-off event and then going to sleep on the subject until the next year.” Viewpoint: Pensions education must start early on in employees’ working livesAutomatic enrolment owes its success to the harnessing of inertia. Employees are, by default, enrolled into their employer’s pension scheme and contributions are automatically deducted and invested on their behalf.However, in spite of its success in bringing so many employees into workplace pension saving, automatic enrolment is not on its own sufficient to guarantee optimal retirement outcomes. Ideally, employees should be actively engaged with retirement planning from an early age.In an era where the vast majority of private sector workers are enrolled into a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme, it is vital that they have a realistic understanding of the contribution rates required to generate an adequate retirement fund. Currently, the statutory minimum contribution required of employees is just 1% of earnings over the £5,824 lower earnings threshold. In monetary terms this is trivial.While statutory minimum rates are set to rise in coming years, it would be preferable for employees to understand from the outset that retirement saving is a significant financial commitment and are, therefore, prepared to budget accordingly.With a liberalised regime governing the use of retirement savings, it is important that employees understand exactly what their options are. Ideally, they should be considering how they might use their savings and give thought as to when this is to happen. A growing problem in future years is the spectre of longevity risk; with annuities no longer a statutory requirement it is inevitable that some retirees will outlive their savings.A workplace education programme that promotes effective engagement is the best way of ensuring that employees understand pension saving and are empowered to make informed decisions. Such a programme should start early in an employee’s working life.A key aspect of effective engagement with workplace pensions is understanding that discussion of pensions is not just for those approaching retirement but is a topic to be addressed at all stages of a career.Tim Middleton is technical consultant at the Pensions Management Institute (PMI)center_img Gerald Eve engages staff with pension saving through bonus scheme and financial education  Property consultancy Gerald Eve, which employs more than 430 staff across nine UK offices, utilises a range of communication channels and topical and lifestage-focused financial education support to engage its employees with pension saving.Gerald Eve has a high pensions take-up rate, with 93% of eligible employees saving into the group self-invested personal pension (Sipp) scheme offered by the organisation through a pensions salary sacrifice arrangement.The organisation also runs a scheme that enables staff to waive some of their bonus directly into their pension. Employees are reminded of the scheme in communications about their annual salary review. Helen Foley, HR manager at Gerald Eve, says: “We had an increase in take-up [of this scheme] this year compared to previous years, so it’s clearly something that people are starting to use more and think about more.”Staff have access to an online workplace savings platform, provided by Hargreaves Lansdown, which enables them to take an active role in their pension investments should they choose to. The platform also provides access to other savings vehicles, such as a stocks and shares individual savings account (Isa) and a cash Isa.Gerald Eve ensures its employees are informed about their pension options from day one; new starters receive informational material from both the employer and pension provider upon joining the firm, and each September Gerald Eve’s graduate intake participates in a financial education session to engage them with saving from the very beginning of their tenure with the organisation.One-to-one financial education sessions, run by Hargreaves Lansdown, are available to staff on site around twice a year, in addition to group sessions. As a follow-on from the graduate sessions, the organisation has also offered financial education support to staff that addresses the factors that may be most important to them through different life stages, whether that be preparing to have a family or approaching retirement. Employees who are beginning to think about retirement also have the opportunity to take part in off-site seminars, provided by Close Brothers.Foley says: “We’re lucky in that most of our managers are very transparent and able to have those open and honest conversations about long-term planning. That’s important in terms of succession planning and planning for the business, and being able to support [staff] in the right way in terms of planning for retirement.”Information about the workplace pension scheme is available on the intranet, in addition to communications in emails and the organisation’s HR newsletter. Gerald Eve makes use of targeted emails to inform employees about changes to pensions legislation that are relevant to them, which are designed to complement communications sent out by its pension provider. The organisation gave staff the opportunity to attend a session focusing on the annual and lifetime allowance reductions, run by its pension provider, and plans to offer another session on this topic later this year to increase employees’ awareness of the changes.“We find that it’s about doing what makes sense at the right time,” explains Foley. “With all the changes in pension legislation, it makes sense to have people come in for face-to-face sessions, but we have also sent out emails targeted at different groups that would probably be more affected by the changes.”last_img read more

Police look for second suspect in religious store burglary

first_imgA second suspect is being searched for by police, Wednesday.Officials released a photo of Giovanni Garcia, who they believe was involved in the burglary at a Miami religious store, earlier this month.His alleged partner, Yolanda Iturralde, was arrested last week.Police said the duo was caught on camera taking off with thousands of dollars worth of tools and 50 white doves.If you have any information on Garcia’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Youth coach reunites with firefighters who rescued him

first_imgA youth baseball coach reunited with four off-duty firefighters who came to his rescue, Wednesday.Gustavo Pardo suffered a heart attack while coaching kids at a baseball game in March.“I was coaching third base, and I remember putting my drink down, getting up, and that was it,” Pardo said.Thankfully, those four off-duty firefighters were also at the game and jumped into action by performing CPR.“Someone was passed out on the field,” Miami Beach firefighter Oel Mizelle said. “Subsequently checked the pulse, saw there was no pulse, started CPR.”Pardo was able to meet the crew, Wednesday night, in Cutler Bay and express how grateful he feels. “I was very lucky that day, very lucky,” he said. “It was like a marathon going around and around, those people just working on me. I heard I was out like 11 minutes. Thanks a lot, guys, you’re fantastic. I love you all.”The firefighters were later awarded for their efforts at the Cutler Bay Town Center. “We just rotated doing CPR,” Lt. Kirsten Miller said.The firefighters said the fact that they all stepped in early may have saved Pardo’s life.“I’m lucky, that’s all I can say,” Pardo said. “God bless them. I’m very, very lucky.”Pardo has fully recovered.“Thanks a lot, guys. You’re fantastic,” Pardo told the firefighters. “I love you all.”The firefighters said the only thanks they need is seeing Pardo back on his feet.“It feels wonderful to be able to help someone out, to be able to be part of a team that was working together to do CPR,” Miller said, “and to see the outcome turn out the way it was. It feels amazing.” Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Man arrested for stabbing another man on Stock Island

first_imgThe victim was treated and released from the hospital.Garcia was charged with aggravated battery.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. STOCK ISLAND, Fla. (WSVN) – A man was arrested, Friday, for stabbing another man on Stock Island, authorities said.According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, 77-year-old Manuel Garcia stabbed the 66-year-old victim at a trailer on Fifth Avenue.Police arrived at the scene at around  3:30 p.m. and found the victim bleeding from cuts to his hand and chest.Officials said Garcia was sitting at a table at the front of the trailer with the 10-inch filet knife he used to stab the victim sitting on the table beside him.A witness also at the trailer said he’d been sleeping in the back and woke to the sounds of the two men arguing. He said the two had been arguing on and off all week. He said he walked out to check on them, found the victim bleeding and called police.The victim told police that the witness had invited him over to the trailer, but when he got there, Garcia told him to leave. He said he and Garcia continued to argue, and Garcia grabbed a knife.The victim said he held up his hands to defend himself and was cut on the hand, and then Garcia cut him on the chest. last_img read more

Vehicle with toddler inside involved in hitandrun crash in Miami Gardens

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A toddler was inside a vehicle that was struck in a hit and run crash in Miami Gardens.Miami Gardens Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene near Northwest 19th Avenue and 164th Street, just after 10 p.m., Friday.MGPD said the 2-year-old was not hurt during the collision.No other injuries were reported as well.If you have any information on this collision, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more