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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Denmark gives pension stats higher profile as sector grows

first_imgIn the OECD’s Pension Markets in Focus 2019 report, these pension assets amounted to 198.6% of GDP in 2018, down from the 205.7% reported for 2017.Danmarks Nationalbank already releases quarterly statistics on the insurance and pension sector, but until now this has formed part of its financial accounts and securities statistics.Apart from now being reported separately, the new insurance and pensions statistics also contain data that is to a degree more granular and comprehensive than those previously published, and are accompanied by a “Statistical Insight” overview of the main highlights, the bank told IPE.The quarterly statistics will include the sector’s total balance sheet broken down by assets and liabilities specified by provision type; investments dissected into country and currency, with the option to look through stocks in Danish investment funds, as well as data on currency hedging and returns.The first report, which covers life insurers, pension funds and general insurance companies, reveals the sector had financial assets with a market value of almost DKK4.8tn at the end of September, with the pension sector accounting for over DKK4.6trn of this.Half of the sector’s shares and equity investments are shown in the statistical analysis to be unlisted, a category which the bank said included most of the sector’s alternative investments – mostly property, private equity, infrastructure and hedge funds.Most investments held by insurance and pension firms were foreign ones, the data showed, with only 46% being Danish.While the firms had invested primarily in assets denominated in Danish kroner and euros, the bank said the sector had dollar-denominated investments totalling almost DKK1trn, nearly a quarter of total assets.Returns for the first nine months of this year were DKK479bn, with the large returns reflecting gains on interest rate derivatives and bonds due to falling interest rates in the period, the central bank said.It noted that unlisted shares were often valued on the basis of models and assumptions regarding risk and illiquidity.“This means that returns do not always mirror market fluctuations,” the bank said. The Danish central bank is expanding its publication of data on the insurance and pension sector, as the industry becomes a more and more important part of the Nordic country’s economy.In the first of a new type of regular report it is issuing, the bank said: “Since the insurance and pension sector plays an increasing role in the Danish economy, Danmarks Nationalbank is introducing new quarterly statistics for this sector.”Pension and insurance assets in Denmark amounted to 213% of the country’s GDP at the end of September, according to the report.Denmark has the highest level of pension assets in funded and private pension plans compared to GDP of any OECD country, the organisation’s data show.last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Love one another as I have loved you

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Love one another as I have loved you by: – May 12, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img 19 Views   no discussions Share Photo credit: writinglove.wordpress.comIf you were to ask any ten people what was the most important principle or rule of behavior that Jesus gave, the answer would be unanimous. The most important rule he gave, they would say, is love. And that’s right, of course. Jesus called love “the great commandment.” St. Paul put it differently, but with the same implication: “Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbour has fulfilled the law.” You couldn’t ask for a clearer statement of love’s preeminence.And yet, if you were to ask those same ten people to say something of how to go about loving, you’d get ten different responses, probably more. So we don’t doubt the importance of love. Where we have divergences is how to go about practicing it.That’s why in St. John’s gospel Jesus modifies the commandment. It is not simply “Love one another,” but “Love one another, as I have loved you.” What you have here is a definite criterion. You don’t have to guess how to go about doing it. The criterion is spelled out for us: as I have loved you.The question then is: how did Jesus love us? One can say many things about this, of course, but I would like to single out just three. The love of Jesus for us is, first of all, patient. It’s the quality Paul mentions first in his famous hymn to love in 1 Corinthians. Love is patient. Patience is not a quality we tend immediately to associate with love. If we had to identify qualities for the top of the list, we would say things like “wonderful,” or “hot.”Why is patience important? For the obvious reason, I think, that we tend to be impatient in our loves. We want to make people over in our own image. They should be more like this or less like that, and so on. Very often, the qualities we find fault with in other people, we tolerate very easily in ourselves.Jesus is patient with us in a variety of ways. He is patient with us through our faults, imperfections, and sins. He waits for us. We take time to get rid of our faults. We take time to become better. And Jesus is patient with us through it all. We are to love one another like that.The second quality in “as I haved loved you” follows from this. The love of Jesus for us is foundational, that is, in it and through it we are accepted and affirmed as such. We don’t earn or qualify for this love. As St. Paul put it: “It was while we are yet sinners that Christ died for us.” We do not merit this love because of our virtues or lose it because of our sins. It is something prior to all eventualities. It is there for us as such.This is not a sentimental thing. It is perhaps the most important thing about our lives as human beings. It’s really what is meant by “grace.” As I haved loved you means that we are meant to love like that, and the closest we come to it, I think, is when we respect other people. Respect for others is not a matter simply of having regard for their rights, important as that is. It is having a posture of reverence before them as bearers of the image of God, persons for whom Christ died, whom God loves, and whom he continues to sustain in being, just as he sustains me. Respect means giving persons this acknowledgment – just that, and as much as that.Finally, the love of Jesus for us is loyal. “Having loved those who were his own in the world,” St. John wrote, “he loved them till the end.” Loyalty in love is an irreplaceable human quality. It’s what we cherish in old friends. It’s what we admire at anniversaries of twenty-five or forty or fifty years. That’s what the love of Jesus for us is like, and what our loves should be, not superficial or transient, but loyal.This is the month of May, traditionally the month of Our Lady, the month of Mary. It’s no exaggeration to say the qualities I speak of were also part of the life of the Mother of God. She too loved her Son in that way, patiently, foundationally, loyally. “Now there stood at the foot of the Cross Mary his mother.” This is how mothers ordinarily love their children, of course, not for their achievements or their virtues, but for themselves. Jesus could just as easily have said: “Love one another, as my mother loved me.” She nurtured him, was patient even when the course of his life baffled her, and she stood by him until the end. This is how he himself loves, and how we as his disciples are invited to love.By: Henry Charles PhDlast_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Bulldogs And Eagles Win Sectional Crowns

first_imgWRBI Area Baseball Sectional Scores.  Monday  (6-2)Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Austin.Semi-Finals:  Austin  10     Milan  2Championship:  North Decatur vs. Austin.  Tuesday  (6-3)Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Greensburg.Championship:  Batesville  11     Rushville  1Congrats to The Bulldogs and Coach Alex Davis on winning The Sectionals.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Shawe Memorial.Championship:  Jac-Cen-Del  3     Hauser  1Kudos to The Eagles and Coach Dave Bradshaw on winning The Sectionals.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ East Central.Championship:  Columbus North  5     Bloomington South  3Courtesy of The IHSAA.last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Toland scores big win at Farley Speedway

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa (May 6) – Racing action resumed on Friday night at Farley Speedway follow­ing a week off due to wet weather. A great field of cars provided an excellent night of racing on a beautiful early May evening.Rob Toland has his sights set on a national championship in the IMCA Late Model division in 2016 and a trip to Farley was another step in that direction for the long-time driver. Toland out­raced 19 other competitors in the 25-lap Out Pace Racing Products feature and raced to his 399th career feature win.Jon Merfeld had a great run on Friday night in crossing under the checkers in second ahead of Tyler Bruening.Matt Gansen led a very competitive GSI Collision Products IMCA Modified main event flag to flag. Gan­sen drove a flawless race in holding off veteran Mark Schulte.Tyler Soppe continued his early season hot streak by winning the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Soppe raced to the front from his fifth row start on his way to the 15-lap feature win. Matt Short led early and drove to a runner up finish ahead of Gage Neal.Greg Gill made the tow from Muscatine on Friday night and made the trip payoff with a feature win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Gill crossed the finish line ahead of Tom Schmitt and Jerry Miles.Quinton Miller added another feature win to his resume on Friday night as he is out to defend his 2015 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock track championship. Shawn Kuennen ran second ahead of Luke Bird.Racing will resume at Farley Speedway on Friday, May 20th with a special event featuring the Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge. A $2,000 to win Out Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model feature will headline the special night of racing and all classes will be in action.last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen EPL: Gunners invade Palace

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal Venue: Selhurst Park Kick off: 1:30PMArsenal make the short trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace this afternoon knowing that victory will be enough to move ahead of their hosts in the Premier League table. As well as having the opportunity to move four points clear of the Gunners, Palace could move into the top six if they prevail in this London derby. A few weeks ago, Arsenal fans would have felt that it was unrealistic for their side to keep back-to-back clean sheets, as well as continuing to play with a style which is easy on the eye. However, that is exactly what Mikel Arteta has achieved during his short time at the Emirates Stadium with victories being recorded over Manchester United and Leeds United. While there were times against Leeds when Arsenal were fortunate to avoid going behind, they rode out the storm before claiming a 1-0 success over the Championship high-flyers. That result came five days after a dominant 2-0 triumph over Manchester United, which helped the North London outfit move back into the top half of the table. With Sheffield United and Chelsea to follow the visit to Palace, neither Arteta or his players will be getting carried away with their recent upturn in results and performances, but it feels pivotal that the Spaniard has began his reign by lifting the mood at the club. Despite there still being nine points between themselves and fourth-placed Chelsea, achieving a Champions League spot come the end of the season no longer feels impossible, providing that the team can kick on in the coming weeks. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s public commitment to the cause is also a welcome boost for Arteta, who will naturally have concerns over where the Gabon international sees his future. Nevertheless, in the short term at least, the captain is capable of producing a scoring run which can help Arsenal creep up the table, and another win on Saturday will leave their rivals looking over their shoulder. From Palace’s perspective, they have their own opportunity to once again become a factor in the race for the European places, despite winning just once in half-a-dozen outings. That victory – against West Ham United on Boxing Day – came courtesy of a wonder goal from Jordan Ayew in the closing seconds, highlighting what it has taken for the Eagles to get maximum points on the board of late. While four draws have also helped their cause, the stalemates have been versus Watford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Southampton and Norwich City, games where they would have been hoping for much more. Roy Hodgson will feel like his side have missed an opportunity to get themselves among the sides competing with Chelsea for the final Champions League position, with just eight points separating the two teams ahead of the weekend. That said, had it been offered to him before the start of the campaign, Hodgson would have jumped at the opportunity to be sitting in ninth place heading into the second weekend of January. When the players take to the pitch on Saturday, there may be some disappointment lingering from the defeat to Derby County in the FA Cup, with Palace now having lost two home cup ties to EFL opposition this season. In the grand scheme of things, however, it gives Hodgson the chance to prioritise the Premier League at a time when he has seen a number of his first-team squad suffer with injuries. While that may ease come the weekend, the pressure is on his players to deliver maximum points, especially with a visit to Manchester City coming up seven days later. Crystal Palace possible XI: Guaita, Kelly, Tomkins, Cahill, Riedeweld, McCarthy, Kouyate, McArthur, Ayew, Benteke, Zaha. Arsenal possible XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.Tags: ArsenalCrystal PalaceEPLMikel ArtetaRoy Hodgsonlast_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Concorde checks in for Punchestown

first_img The six-year-old powered up the famous hill to claim the Champion Bumper at Prestbury Park earlier this month under a jubilant Robbie McNamara. Stable companion Vigil also ran well in fifth and may reappear at Fairyhouse’s upcoming Easter meeting. Dermot Weld’s Cheltenham hero Silver Concorde will bid to complete a Festival double in the championship bumper at Punchestown next month. Press Associationcenter_img Weld said: “The plan is to go for the Grade One bumper in Punchestown with Silver Concorde. “We’ll look at Fairyhouse for Vigil, or there is also a race for him at Punchestown. “One horse (Silver Concorde) wants good ground and the other likes plenty of cut.” last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Cain Hoy drops Spurs interest

first_imgAmerican investment firm Cain Hoy is no longer considering making an offer to buy Tottenham. The project, adjacent to their existing White Hart Lane ground, hit problems earlier in the month when it was revealed the ground was “highly unlikely” to be ready for Spurs to move in at the start of the 2017-18 season. That means the club would need to find a temporary base for home matches as their own stadium was finished, with the Olympic Stadium, Wembley and stadium:mk all believed to have been under consideration. However, West Ham, the official tenants of the Olympic Stadium from 2016, would likely block a ground share with Spurs, who had also bid for the lease. Press Association The US company announced in a statement to the London Stock Exchange that it had “terminated” its interest in Spurs. The statement read: “On September 12 2014, having previously approached Tottenham Hotspur with a proposal, Cain Hoy Enterprises, LLC (‘Cain Hoy’) confirmed that it was at the preliminary stages of assessing a cash offer for Tottenham Hotspur. “Cain Hoy has subsequently terminated its assessment and accordingly is no longer considering making an offer for Tottenham Hotspur.” Cain Hoy declared its interest earlier this month in a statement made without the consent of Tottenham. The Premier League club had distanced themselves from the speculation that suggested current owner Joe Lewis was willing to listen to offers of £1billion. Cain Hoy had until October 10 to indicate whether it will make a formal offer or indicate that its interest in Spurs is at an end, as it did on Thursday. However, it did leave the prospect of a return for Spurs open. “As a consequence of this announcement, Cain Hoy will, except with the consent of the takeover panel, be bound by the restrictions on making an offer for Tottenham Hotspur contained in Rule 2.8 of the UK Takeover Code for six months from the date of this announcement. “However, Cain Hoy reserves the right to make an offer in the circumstances set out in Note 2 of Rule 2.8 of the UK Takeover Code.” It is another turn in a story which is sure to rumble on as Spurs seek to finance their new stadium. last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Guyana make successful start at IGG Volleyball

first_img… beat Suriname in straight setsBy Rawle Toney in SurinameGUYANA defeated Suriname in straight sets to make a successful start of their Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) volleyball title defence.The Levi Nedd-coached team won 25-17, 25-22, 25-14 at the Ismay Welgin Sports Hall.According to Nedd, while he was happy for the win, he was a little disappointed at his team’s performance.However, Nedd said he’s expecting the team to play at their full potential today when they play their second of three games.last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen World MotoGP champion Marquez has ‘successful’ shoulder surgery

first_imgThe operation was similar to the one performed on his left shoulder at the end of 2018 but less aggressive in nature. READ | Four Of The Top 10 Teams In Country To Play In Paradise Jam WE RECOMMEND First Published: 28th November, 2019 10:40 IST “Marquez will be discharged within the next 48 hours. He will then begin his recovery and winter training,” said a Honda Repsol team statement. Last Updated: 28th November, 2019 10:40 IST World MotoGP Champion Marquez Has ‘successful’ Shoulder Surgery World MotoGP champion Marc Marquez underwent his second shoulder operation in the space of a year with the surgery described as “successful” by his Honda team 10 months ago Marc Marquez wins Australia MotoGP thriller as Vinales crashes READ | UFC: Tony Ferguson Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Promo Will Give You Goosebumps WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago Triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo retires 9 months ago Alex Marquez to join brother Marc at Honda MotoGP team COMMENT 10 months ago WWE News: Wrestler Jake Atlas has reportedly been signed LIVE TV 10 months ago Dominant Vinales storms to Malaysian MotoGP victory Press Trust Of India READ | Kremlin Says Russia Remains ‘open To Cooperation’ On Doping  Written By FOLLOW US World MotoGP champion Marc Marquez underwent his second shoulder operation in the space of a year with the surgery described as “successful” by his Honda team. The 26-year-old Spaniard, who has six world titles in the elite class and eight overall, opted for the operation on Wednesday in Barcelona after experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder. Having crashed in end-of-season testing at Jerez on Monday, the Honda rider chose to have the operation as a preventative measure after medical consultation.READ | Pacquiao 2.0: The Philippines Scouts Hunting For Boxing’s Next Big Thing SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Big offensive night ensures Dodgers ends skid

first_imgPHOENIX >> Carl Crawford hit a home run in his first at-bat Saturday and later left with tightness in his right hamstring, which has been the story of Dodgers’ offense in a nutshell this year.September has been a story unto itself. With 34 players active on a deep roster, the club’s depth chart hardly seems tested at all when one player goes down. The latest hamstring to bite the dust wasn’t badly bitten, either; Crawford said he could play Sunday if needed.Starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger also went down early, but the Dodgers built a 7-0 lead after three innings and went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 at Chase Field.“This ballpark is a lot like Colorado,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “You see plenty of numbers. It’s a hitting ballpark. You feel like the game’s never really over.” “After they started high-fiving it really kind of sunk in. That’s when I realized it,” said Seager, who was left alone for a moment when he reached the Dodgers’ dugout, in line with recent tradition.Seager got the home run ball back from the fan in right field who caught it. A different fan helped him even more. On the pitch prior to his home run, Seager hit a pop fly into foul territory in left field. Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta had his glove in position to catch the ball, but a red-clan fan sitting in the first row of seats reached up and caught it.“I need to thank that fan down there,” said Seager, who finished 4 for 4 with a double, a stolen base and two singles in addition to his home run.The Dodgers were poised to run away with the game before Arizona made it interesting.Bolsinger, who was drafted and developed in the Diamondbacks organization, allowed seven hits and three runs in 3 2/3 innings, perhaps dampening his case to grab the fifth starter’s job over the season’s final three weeks. Four of the hits came in the fateful fourth inning.“Leaving them up and hanging like I was, it’s a small adjustment,” Bolsinger said. “I’m not too worried about it. It’s never happened like this. I’ve always had good command of my off-speed pitches.”Howell relieved Bolsinger the game with the bases loaded. He threw one pitch and retired Peralta on a line drive to Crawford in left field, ending the inning.Former Dodgers pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (12-8) was torched for six runs in two innings, the shortest start of his career.Alex Guerrero, who received an MRI on his right calf muscle earlier in the day, came off the bench to deliver an RBI double in the ninth inning.Every Dodgers starting position player had at least one hit except for catcher Yasmani Grandal, who extended his streak of at-bats without a hit to 35. Along with Crawford, he’s expected to get a day off Sunday when the Diamondbacks send left-hander Patrick Corbin to the mound. That explains why Mattingly handled his bullpen so delicately over the final five and one-third innings. J.P. Howell (6-1), Jim Johnson, Juan Nicasio, Luis Avilan, Yimi Garcia, Chris Hatcher and Kenley Jansen all pitched in while the Dodgers pounded out 15 hits, including four home runs, ending a two-game losing streak.Why use Jansen in a non-save situation?“Why not?” Mattingly replied. “We talked about this ballpark. Four (runs) in this ballpark is not that much. This is September, not April. Jansen hadn’t pitched in three days. Anytime you have a chance to put a win on the board, you do it.”The San Francisco Giants maintained their 7 1/2-game deficit in the National League West by beating San Diego earlier in the day. The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch the division is 14.Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Joc Pederson and Corey Seager all hit home runs. Pederson’s was his first home run since Sept. 1. Seager’s was his first in the major leagues.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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