Anyone looking for help on their pensions can visit Pension Wise, a free and impartial service that helps you understand the options for your pension pot. As of 1 January 2019, Pension Wise is delivered by the new Single Financial Guidance Body.The Information Commissioner’s Office are also available for comment. You can contact them on 0303 123 9070 or via their website. the caller is authorised by the FCA, or is the trustee or manager of an occupational or personal pension scheme, and the recipient of the call consents to calls, or has an existing relationship with the caller Companies that make unwanted, unsolicited phone calls to people about their pensions may face enforcement action, including fines of up to half a million pounds, from today (9 January).Pensions fraud can be devastating, leaving victims without the means to fund their retirement. One of the most common methods used by scammers to commit pensions fraud is through cold calls, which is why the government has taken action. Research by the Money Advice Service suggests that there could be as many as 8 scam calls every second – the equivalent of 250 million calls per year.John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said: unsolicited calls about your pension will become illegal this week companies that break the rules can face fines of up to £500,000 Pension scams are despicable crimes, fleecing people of the retirement they’ve earned by doing the right thing, working hard and saving for the future. Banning pensions cold-calling will protect people from these callous crooks and ensure fraudsters feel the full force of the law. Pension scammers are the lowest of the low. They rob savers of their hard-earned retirement and devastate lives. We know that cold-calling is the pension scammers’ main tactic, which is why we’ve made them illegal. If you receive an unwanted call from an unknown caller about your pension, get as much information you can and report it to the Information Commissioner’s Office. I’d also urge all savers to seek independent advice if you’re thinking about making an important financial decision. According to the FCA, pension scammers stole on average £91,000 per victim last year.Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, said: If you receive a cold call about your pension, get any information you can, such as the company name or phone number, and report it to the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website or on 0303 123 1113.If you think you have lost money to fraud, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via their website.Further informationThe ban prohibits cold-calling in relation to pensions, except where:
Tag: 夜上海论坛VQ Bar fee statements are on the way
May 15, 2004 Managing Editor Regular News Bar fee statements are on the way Bar fee statements are on the way Members asked to support ‘Lawyers’ Challenge for Children’ Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Florida Bar members soon will receive their 2004-05 fee statements, reflecting no increase in annual fees and only minor modifications to the form.The fees are payable July 1 and are late after August 15, according to Bar Finance Director Allen Martin.Members will receive one of two fee statements: one designed for active members and another for those who have elected inactive status. Annual fees are $265. Inactive members pay $175. Challenge for Children Members also have an option to make a voluntary $45 contribution to The Florida Bar Foundation’s Lawyers’ Challenge for Children campaign to help bring the benefits of the law and of lawyers to the lives of poor children. The Foundation will dedicate Bar members’ contributions to legal assistance to children through grants to legal aid and legal services programs across the state, according to Bar President-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson.Last year, Florida lawyers contributed more than $187,548 to the Challenge for Children campaign.“Let me tell you about just one of the many children helped through the Lawyers’ Challenge for Children,” Johnson said. “Sam is a 12-year-old and has never learned to read or write. Sam’s parents were dismayed that even after several years of special education, he had made little progress and school officials had refused to re-evaluate his needs and provide him appropriate services.”Johnson said with the help of legal aid, Sam is finally receiving the appropriate services and is learning to read and write at a new school.“Because we have helped the Foundation provide greater support to children’s legal services, children like Sam can reach their potential,” Johnson said. “Our gifts of at least $45 to The Florida Bar Founda-tion on the fee statement will help extend the reach of children’s legal services funding.” Online Payment Members have the option to complete their annual fee statement and pay their fees online via the Bar’s Web site at www.flabar.org.“Members should be aware that the fee statements are two-sided and must be completed both front and back and be mailed along with their payment to cover their fees and sections joined,” Martin said.Under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, fees postmarked after August 16 will be assessed a $50 late fee. Members who do not pay by September 30 will be deemed delinquent. The delinquency may be cleared by petitioning the Bar, paying the fees, the late fee, and a $150 reinstatement fee.Under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, members delinquent for five years will lose their Bar membership on October 1. To be reinstated, those members must meet all the requirements of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Pro Bono Reports This year’s fee form again includes a pro bono section for Bar members to report if they have met the Supreme Court’s aspirational pro bono goals. The court asks lawyers to provide 20 hours of pro bono service or donate $350 to a legal aid program each year.A series of questions promulgated by the court appears on the fee statement, depending on what option the attorney selected. The court wants to know:• How many hours of pro bono service the lawyer donated and if the work was done through an organized legal aid program or on the lawyer’s own.• If the lawyer’s firm provided pro bono collectively under a plan operated by a circuit pro bono committee, with an indication of how much was allocated to the member.• If the lawyer has contributed to a legal aid organization in lieu of performing pro bono work.• Whether the attorney was unable to provide pro bono service or met the provision for being deferred.• How the lawyer fulfilled his or her service if done in some manner not specifically envisioned by the plan. Community Service This year’s fee statement again features a purely voluntary section that allows members to report the community and public service they have performed over the past year. The purpose is to obtain data to show contributions lawyers make by way of community service. Lawyers may voluntarily report whether they have provided service to the legal community, religious organizations, civic organizations, or other charities and how many hours they donated.The community service questions are separate from the court’s pro bono reporting requirements, and answering these questions does not constitute compliance with the required pro bono responses. Trust Accounting The statement also requires that all lawyers indicate whether they comply with the Bar’s trust accounting requirements and the interest on trust accounts rule.answering the trust accounting question, members certify they comply with Bar rules that mandate, “All nominal and short-term funds belonging to clients or third persons which are placed in trust with any member of The Florida Bar practicing from an office or other business location within the state of Florida shall be deposited in one or more interest-bearing trust checking accounts in an eligible financial institution for the benefit of the Foundation.”The Florida Bar Foundation may be contacted at (800) 541-2195 (for in-state members only) or (407) 843-0045 to answer IOTA questions. Installments Members who meet eligibility requirements may pay their annual fees in three equal installments. The first payment must be postmarked by August 16. To be eligible, members must be in the second or third year since admission to the Bar or be employed by a government agency in a nonelected position that requires the individual to maintain membership in good standing with the Bar. Only annual fees or prorated fees may be paid in installments. Section dues must be paid in full.The three payments must be postmarked by August 16, November 1, and February 1, 2005. The Bar will send statements for the second and third installments. A $50 late fee will be assessed if any payment is received late. For more information on paying in installments, see Rule 1-7.3(c). Other Options Bar members also may join sections and the Out-of-State Practitioners Division using the fee form. The attorney’s current membership in a section is indicated on the form. To join other sections, members may darken the circles next to the section they want to join and include the appropriate amount with their membership fees.The fee statement provides lawyers the opportunity to reduce their section dues by joining combinations of the Government Lawyer Section with the Administrative Law Section and/or the Criminal Law Section or the Administrative Law Section and the Criminal Law Section.Members may opt for inactive membership by marking the inactive status proclamation located near the bottom of the front page of the active membership statement and paying their fees by a postmark date of August 16. Active members may not elect inactive status online.Those who chose inactive status on last year’s statement will receive an inactive membership fee statement this year. It has many of the same features as the active membership fee statement, but does not allow the inactive member to join sections. Inactive members, however, can become affiliate members of the Out-of-State Practitioners Division or the Administrative Law, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, Environmental and Land Use Law, and Tax sections.choosing inactive status, Bar members will reduce their annual fees by $90 and get automatic exemptions from continuing legal education requirements. They will, however, also give up a number of privileges, including the privilege to practice or advise on Florida law or hold a job that requires a Florida law license; to participate in the Bar’s certification program; to vote in Bar elections or be counted for purposes of apportionment of the Board of Governors; and to receive Bar publications, including the Journal and annual directory. Inactive members continue to receive The Florida Bar News. Inactive members who wish to become active again must call the Bar’s Membership Records Department at (850) 561-5832 or (800) 561-8060, ext. 5832.
Tag: 夜上海论坛VQ Coaching for accountability
Personal accountability is an essential value for creating organizational cultures that can get results. When colleagues are respected and expectations of them are high, they can rise to the challenge. Coaching enhances performances by motivating, inspiring and providing an ongoing support system for colleagues and direct reports. It is a means of helping employees to understand how to meet their goals and how to develop. By providing continuous feedback, it enables direct reports to learn and grow and be recognized in real time, rather than waiting for annual performance review which are outdated and mostly ineffective due to the lag time in these critical conversations. Learning how to conduct these ongoing conversations and developing effective listening skills will provide the foundation for coaching or developing the leadership capacity of your team members. It’s a process that is more effective over an extended period of time so that a commitment to learning is ongoing.Managers need to be able to encourage accountability and motivate their direct reports to higher levels of performance. Knowing how to build accountability is a skill that takes place in the format of one-on-one meetings as well as in regular conversations on improved performance, motivation and problem solving. Additionally, helping colleagues to connect personal and corporate values to performance should be part of this process.Accountability must come from within someone. Managers can encourage their colleagues to practice accountability behaviors and as a result will naturally start thinking in more accountable ways. By establishing the alignment of roles and key responsibilities, performance objectives and accountability measurements can then be established. Employees can be encouraged to strengthen their leadership capacity through special projects, learning opportunities and team building. Special projects could include being part of a committee or task force to investigate an issue or solve a problem, or creating a report that marks a trend or communicates a situation affecting the department or organization’s business.Learning doesn’t always have to come from classes or books. “Apprenticing” for a day to work with someone in another department is a way to learn more about the big picture. “Interviewing” a top performer in their own area to determine what habits and behaviors make them shine is another opportunity. Encouraging introverted team members to become more integrated into their team by having breakfast or lunch with co-workers one-on-one could be effective.As a manager, by including coaching and feedback as part of your regular routine, you will be increasing morale and creating a feeling of confidence and respect within your team. By acknowledging your team member’s contributions, they will feel increasingly valued and motivated. In the absence of feedback, people assume the worst. Managing employee expectations eliminates surprises, establishes rapport, increases clarity and builds trust. All these provide the foundation for creating actions that reflect behavior changes towards increased accountability. Good luck! It’s worth the effort. 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: www.Stuartlevine.com Details
Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Share LocalNews Preparation For First Test Match In Dominica On Schedule by: – May 12, 2011 53 Views one comment Dominica will for the first time host a test cricket match at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from July 6th to July 10th 2011.The five day match will be played between ICC World champions; India and the West Indies. Country Manager of Digicel Mr. Richard Stanton says preparations to accommodate and host the cricketers are well on stream.Click here for interview with Mr. Richard Stanton: Dominica will be hosting the West Indies Digicel Cricket matches for the third year. In 2009 Dominica hosted West Indies Vs Bangladesh and in 2010 Dominica hosted West Indies Vs South Africa.Dominica Vibes News
Tag: 夜上海论坛VQ Baffert’s Der Lu Takes $59,000 Santa Anita Allowance Feature By 3 ½ Lengths; Ridden By Cedillo, She Goes Gate To Wire And Gets 1 1/16 Miles In 1:44.12
Baffert’s Der Lu Takes $59,000 Santa Anita Allowance Feature By 3 ½ Lengths; Ridden By Cedillo, She Goes Gate To Wire And Gets 1 1/16 Miles In 1:44.12ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2020)–A nose loser in a Grade III stakes Jan. 11, Bob Baffert’s Der Lu went to the front and never looked back in Friday’s $59,000 Santa Anita allowance feature, winning by 3 ½ lengths under Abel Cedillo while getting a mile and one sixteenth in 1:44.12.Breaking from post position two, Der Lu was away sharply and took a 1 ½ length advantage over 1-2 favorite First Star around the Club House turn. Leaving the three furlong pole, the margin was cut to one length, but turning for home, Der Lu opened up by more than two lengths and the race was, for all intents and purposes, over with three sixteenths of a mile to run.“When you ride these horses for Baffert, you try to break good and they do the rest,” said Cedillo, who was aboard the 4-year-old daughter of Orb for the first time. “She was comfortable and we had plenty left at the top of the stretch.”Most recently second, beaten a nose by highly regarded Queen Bee to You in the Grade III La Canada Stakes Jan. 11, Der Lu was the second choice today in a field of five older fillies and mares and paid $5.60, $2.60 and $2.10.Owned by Baoma Corporation, Der Lu, who is out of the Forestry mare Taboo, picked up her third win in six starts and with the winner’s share of $35,400, increased her earnings to $165,300.First Star, idle since running fourth in the Grade I La Brea Stakes at seven furlongs Dec. 28, never got on terms with the winner and was second best, finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of Kaydetre. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, First Star paid $2.10 and $2.10.Kaydetre, who tracked in third position throughout, was off at 13-1 with Brice Blanc up and paid $2.40 to show while finishing 3 ½ lengths clear of Starr of Quality.Fractions, set by the winner, were 23.43, 47.24, 1:11.71 and 1:37.33.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m., with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Tag: 夜上海论坛VQ Mitchell has 28 as Jazz top Trail Blazers in OT
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, guards Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45). APSALT LAKE CITY — Faith became the keyword in Quin Snyder’s postgame press conference. The Utah Jazz coach talked about his faith in rookie Donovan Mitchell, his faith in Ricky Rubio and his faith in his team.Mitchell scored a career-high 28 points and the Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-103 in overtime Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT The game was tight throughout, with 17 lead changes and 14 ties — and neither team ever leading by double-digits.“The game wasn’t real fluid for either team offensively early on,” Snyder said. “We hung in there and didn’t get discouraged. As the game progressed, were much more aggressive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You have faith in someone when they’re not playing well. That’s what we have to have in this team.”The Jazz ran their offense through Mitchell in overtime and he didn’t disappoint. The No. 12 overall pick accounted for the first six Utah points with a 3-pointer, a pair of free throws and Rudy Gobert’s two free throws that Mitchell set up with a pass to the cutting big man. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jazz forward Joe Johnson is out at least two weeks with right wrist instability. Jonas Jerebko, who had only played four minutes in the first seven games, checked in early in the first quarter and will see more time in the rotation.“Jonas is going to play, we need him to play,” Snyder said. “As the game goes on, we’ve had to feel (out) the game. There isn’t clarity. It’s not hockey. We don’t just sub rote. … The game is going to dictate minutes for our team for the majority of the guys.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I didn’t think it would happen this fast,” Mitchell said. “It was definitely surreal. Plays ran for me, just a matter of hitting the shots.”Rubio, who finished with a season-high 30 points, buried a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 30.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Jazz a seven-point lead and put the game away.The two Utah guards were fantastic down the stretch after the Jazz struggled on the offensive end.“Each thing has to be better and a little bit sharper,” Blazers guard Damian Lillard said. “We can take pressure off each other by screening a little bit better, throwing better passes on time and on target.“I think part of it is our execution. We’ve got to get to our spots, we’ve got to scrape for each other, we’ve got to sprint and make hard cuts and just be strong with the ball.”ADVERTISEMENT Lillard put the Blazers on his shoulders in the fourth quarter, but was kept in relative check in overtime. The two-time All Star finished with 33 points, and Jusuf Nurkic had a season-high 19 points.The Blazers cleared out for Lillard on the final possession of regulation, but Gobert blocked his floater as time expired.“When you have a six-point lead, or whatever we had, with two or three minutes to go,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said, “you’ve got to make the plays to hold the lead and come out with a win. We didn’t do that.”TIP-INSBlazers: Portland entered the game ranked No. 6 in the league allowing 98.3 points per game. Stotts said that’s been the focus this season and their effectiveness has been more mental that schematic. … Portland shot a season-low 26.5 percent from 3-point range.Jazz: Rodney Hood was 0 for 11 two days after scoring a season-high 25 points. He was benched down the stretch. … Thabo Sefelosha scored a season-high 15 points. … The Jazz reserves outscored their Blazers counterparts 54-20. … Gobert finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.BUDDING FRIENDSHIPLillard and Mitchell have become friends in the last year and text regularly. Lillard said he liked Mitchell’s game at Louisville and noticed that he wore Lillard’s Adidas signature shoe. He texted Mitchell congratulations after the draft and had hoped the rookie would slide to Portland in the draft. The two went head-to-head on numerous occasions throughout the night.“Love going head to head with a guy who loves to compete,” Mitchell said. “It was kind of crazy how all that came out. … You learn from stuff like that in big moments. 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