​PFA study predicts 20% gender pension gap will last 50 years

first_imgA 20% difference in pension savings between men and women in Denmark is set to persist for the next 50 years, according to one of the country’s biggest pension providers.PFA, Denmark’s largest commercial pension provider, conducted a study looking at the gender pension gap and reported that the disparity in retirement income savings between the sexes in Denmark was due to the further education decisions made by the majority of each gender. This in turn affected salaries and pension savings.Carsten Holdum, consumer economist at PFA, said: “Young people typically choose education based on interest, curiosity and the type of employment after their studies.“But the choice of education is also of great economic importance. And when women still today, to a large extent, choose education with a lower average salary than men, they are on their way to lower pay and savings than men, even before they have had their first working day.” In the study based on data from the Coordinated Enrolment (KOT), the secretariat which coordinates admission to the majority of higher education in Denmark, PFA said it found women tended to choose to stay in education longer than men.However, the study found that women more often selected subjects that led to lower paid jobs, while men chose subjects leading to higher pay.The fund highlighted a specific example: the difference between the training required to become a midwife, traditionally seen as a female career choice, and that of an installer, a mainly male career.Though midwifery training was twice as long, the monthly salary for an installer was DKK5,000-DKK7,000 (€670-€940) higher, PFA said.“The fact that education and career choices have such a significant impact on life income is worth noting,” said Holdum.This was particularly important as a woman’s pension savings also had to stretch for more years than a man’s on average, since women left the labour market earlier and lived longer than men.“In addition, pensions are personal and not shared by divorce,” Holdum said. “Here, all else being equal, women will be disadvantaged by having significantly lower savings than men.”last_img read more

Skyhome offers panoramic views of the Gold Coast

first_imgMORE: Beach vs Hinterland 186/12 Commodore Drive, Paradise Water. It has a contemporary style with beige hues and modern fittings.The renovated kitchen has quality appliances and a marble island bench while the main living areas flow onto three terraces. 186/12 Commodore Drive, Paradise Water.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Because there are so many different balconies, you can have you own peaceful place.“You’ll never be built out either, no one will ever block that view.”The four-bedroom apartment is on the 37th floor of the residential-only Grand Mariner building on Commodore Drive.MORE: TV celebs twist renovators’ arms 186/12 Commodore Drive, Paradise Water. 186/12 Commodore Drive, Paradise Water.EVER wondered what it’s like to live in a skyhome?With views stretching from the Broadwater and ocean to the Hinterland and beyond, it’s like living on top of the world.Owners Jillian and Grant Scherf said the views were one of the best features of the Paradise Waters unit.“It’s got the most amazing views,” Mrs Scherf said. 186/12 Commodore Drive, Paradise Water.The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite while one of the remaining three bedrooms could double as an office.To sweeten the deal, the Scherfs have decided to sell the apartment fully furnished.The new owner will also have access to two marina berths and a double basement carpark with storage cage as well as the building’s resident facilities.These include indoor and outdoor pools, a lagoon, spa, sauna, gym, barbecue area, tennis court and billiards room.The building has 24 hour security.last_img read more

Maltese Start-Up Developing Floating Energy Storage

first_imgA start-up from the University of Malta is developing a floating energy storage system that uses pressurised seawater and compressed air, and can be integrated directly into a platform of a floating renewable energy device such as a floating wind turbine. The FLASC prototype moored at Dockyard Creek in Malta’s Grand Harbour Image: University of MaltaThe start-up deployed a scaled prototype of the Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression (FLASC) in the Maltese Grand Harbour in the fourth quarter of 2017 to gather key performance data, while the installation itself served to demonstrate the efficiency of a novel method for tension leg platform (TLP) deployment.The prototype, comprising a small-scale TLP with a gravity anchor, stores energy generated from an array of PV panels and discharges it in a controlled manner, allowing close monitoring of the performance and efficiency of the device. The scaled device has been made almost entirely from standard off-the-shelf components.The FLASC system matches the lifetime of contemporary wind turbines and is cost-competitive with li-ion batteries, with the added advantage of not relying on hazardous chemicals and avoiding high recycling costs, according to the FLASC team.Along with floating wind, potential applications include solar PV and wave and tidal energy systems, as well as liquefaction of natural gas, water injection in oil wells and water desalination.The prototype deployment in Grand Harbour is funded by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) with technical and logistical support from an oil & gas logistics company Medserv.last_img read more

Platini questioned in Swiss probe of $2m FIFA payment

first_img The allegation was revived after a different prosecutor, Thomas Hildbrand, took charge of some cases in the sprawling investigation of alleged corruption in international soccer amid turmoil in the department. Monday is also the last official day in office for Lauber, who was recused last year from FIFA investigations. Lauber resigned in fallout from being disciplined over undocumented meetings with Gianni Infantino, the current FIFA president who became a candidate in 2015 only when his UEFA boss Platini was suspended. Lauber and Infantino now face investigation by a special prosecutor. Both Platini and Blatter deny wrongdoing over the $2 million payment and neither has been charged. Blatter faces other allegations in Switzerland. Platini submitted invoices to FIFA in January 2011 seeking payment for additional salary for advising in Blatter´s first presidential term, from 1998-2002. Former UEFA president Michel Platini appears in front of the building of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, in Bern, Switzerland Monday, 31 Aug. 2020. Read Also: Mane may replace Messi at Barcelona FIFA paid Platini several weeks later during a FIFA presidential campaign won by Blatter after his opponent, Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar, was implicated in bribing Caribbean voters. Platini´s UEFA had endorsed Blatter late in the campaign. Five different courts and tribunals – including the FIFA ethics committee, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Switzerland´s supreme court and the European Court of Human Rights – have ruled against Platini since 2015. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Football great Michel Platini arrived at Switzerland´s federal prosecution office Monday morning to be questioned about a $2 million payment he received from FIFA in 2011. Platini is formally a suspect because of the payment that led to his removal as president of European soccer body UEFA — and as a candidate to lead FIFA — when Swiss federal investigators revealed the allegation five years ago. The 65-year-old ex-France captain is suspected of being an accomplice to criminal mismanagement, of misappropriation and an act of forgery, according to documents seen in June by The Associated Press. Platini, a former FIFA vice president, did not comment on the case Monday when he walked into the prosecution headquarters. Sepp Blatter, the 84-year-old former FIFA president who authorized Platini getting the money as deferred salary for work as his adviser a decade earlier, is due to be questioned Tuesday in Bern. A criminal proceeding has been open against Blatter for the Platini payment since September 2015 when federal police questioned both men in an unannounced visit to FIFA offices in Zurich on the day they attended an executive committee meeting. Both men were provisionally suspended from soccer, then banned by FIFA´s ethics committee. Blatter´s 18-year presidency of soccer’s international governing body was ended by the case and his six-year ban runs until October next year. Platini said he hoped to return to soccer when his four-year ban expired last October, months before he was made a criminal suspect. In 2015 he was described as “between a witness and an accused person” by Switzerland´s then-attorney general Michael Lauber. Platini said in 2018 he was cleared of all suspicion in a letter from Swiss prosecutors. Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Winner banks $2,500 at Hancock County’s IMCA Northern SportMod Nationals

first_imgBRITT, Iowa (July 10) – There’s a $2,500 check waiting for the winner of tonight’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod Nationals at Hancock County Speedway.The MaxYield Seed-sponsored special pays a minimum of $300 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State, but no track points will be awarded. Top finishers from each heat advance to the $200 to win DeKalb/Asgrow Dash to determine their starting spots in the main event.The evening’s IMCA Modified feature pays $1,000 to win and is both a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and Wehr’s Dash at the Harris Clash qualifier. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $600 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win.National, regional and state points will be awarded in those three divisions.Pit gates at Britt open at 5 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.Spectator admission is $12 for adults and $7 for students, seniors and veterans. Kids 12 and under get in free. Pit passes are $25.More information is available at the www.hancockcountyspeedway.com website. Other event sponsors are Croplan by Winfield and Latham Hi-Tech Seeds.The Northern SportMod Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. The event was postponed from June 19 because of inclement weather.last_img read more

Carter-Williams comes up 1 rebound short of triple-double in blowout win over Central Connecticut State

first_img Published on December 31, 2012 at 7:44 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse cruises past Central Connecticut State 96-62RUNNING AWAY: Syracuse breaks out of shooting slump, cruises past Central Connecticut State Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Everyone on the bench was telling Michael Carter-Williams he needed a rebound. That’s all that stood between him and a triple-double in a game that the sophomore point guard controlled at both ends of the floor.“I was so close, but didn’t get it,” Carter-Williams. “It’s all part of the fun of the game. It gives me another try to get it next game.”Carter-Williams scored 18 points, dished out 13 assists and grabbed nine rebounds in Syracuse’s 96-62 win over Central Connecticut State Monday. After having two of his worst games of the season against Temple and Alcorn State, Carter-Williams erased those struggles and steadily keyed the Orange’s offense like he had through the early part of the season.After missing his first four shots of the game, including a 3-pointer, Carter-Williams found his form from the outside. He knocked down a 3 that put Syracuse up 23-21 with 6:51 to go in the first half. Carter-Williams held his stroke as he watched the ball swish through the net before he turned to run up the court to defend.From there, Central Connecticut State had no way to shut him down. Carter-Williams said after the game that once his shots start falling, he’s going to keep putting shots up. It makes him a tougher player to defend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just think I need to have defenders respect all parts of my game,” Carter-Williams said. “People are starting to go underneath screens, laying off me a little, forcing me to shoot the ball. If I shoot the ball and the ball starts going in, they’re going to have to start playing me differently and that opens up lanes for my teammates.”In his last three games combined, Carter-Williams was 5-of-26 from the field, good for 19.2 percent. He only hit one 3 during that span. Teams, especially Temple, forced him to shoot by eliminating his passing options.On Monday, though, he scored and handed out assists. At the 10:39 mark of the first half, he stole the ball from Central Connecticut State forward Terrell Allen and raced up the court. Instead of forcing a shot, he waited for his offense to get set and found James Southerland right behind him on the left wing. He gave him a short pass and Southerland knocked down the catch-and-shoot 3-pointer.Carter-Williams has rarely struggled making assists this season, but his scoring hasn’t been as consistent. A 6-of-10, 18-point performance Monday helped him start to turn that around.“He’s made shots this year, made big shots, he’s going to make some more,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’s going to miss some. The year will go on.”Carter-Williams also put his intensity on display. Late in the game, he nearly lost the ball when the Blue Devils’ Brandon Peel tried to poke it away on Syracuse’s defensive end. The ball made it a couple of feet away, but Carter-Williams dove onto the floor to secure it, drawing a foul on Peel in the process.Senior guard Brandon Triche said after the game he doesn’t think Carter-Williams lost any confidence during his two-game stretch of struggles. There might’ve been disappointment, but no loss of self-assurance.“Confidence-wise he didn’t get down. He got down on himself a little bit,” Triche said. “Any player would just because you know you’re capable of doing better. This is just a regular night for him.”Carter-Williams left the game with 59 seconds remaining, and he left without his triple-double. He smirked as he walked back to the bench and the walk-ons took the floor, knowing he missed it by one measly rebound.His hot shooting performance, though, made it worth it.“It’s real important. It brings my confidence up,” Carter-Williams said. “I’m going to keep shooting the ball and try to be successful with it. I practice it every day, so why not go out there and shoot it with confidence.” Commentslast_img read more

Marshall receives donation

first_imgThe Marshall School of Business will establish the William   J. McMorrow Global Real Estate Program thanks to a gift from McMorrow, CEO of the real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson.The program will support cutting-edge scholarships and prepare students for leadership in an interconnected global marketplace, according to the USC press release.“We are profoundly grateful that someone with William McMorrow’s stature and expertise in real estate has chosen to put his name on this endeavor,” said USC Senior Vice President for University Advancement Al Checcio in the press release. “We are thrilled to call Bill a partner and a friend, and we know his involvement augurs a world-class program.”McMorrow purchased Kennedy Wilson in 1998, and since 2010, the firm has been one of the most active global investors in real estate with approximately 12 billion dollars of purchases, according to the press release.McMorrow, a USC alumnus, received his Bachelor of Science in business administration and his MBA from Marshall as well. He has stayed involved in the USC community through serving on the executive board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, which advances real estate knowledge and addresses issues that affect the industry.“The William J. McMorrow Global Real Estate Program will be a vital forum for thought leadership that attracts prominent faculty and trains the next generation of visionaries in the field,” said Dean of Marshall School of Business James G. Ellis in a press release. “The gift is a natural fit for a university so rooted in Southern California, which has always been a hub of real estate innovation.”McMorrow’s gift is part of the Campaign for the University of Southern California — an effort to secure 6 billion dollars or more in private support from individual donors, foundations and corporations.last_img read more

USC unable to overcome No. 12 Pepperdine

first_imgIt was a bittersweet weekend for the USC women’s soccer team as they concluded non-conference play with two very different results.After netting eight goals — then a school record — against UC Riverside only  two weeks before, the No. 15 Women of Troy (6-1-2) rewrote the record books once again and scored nine goals en route to a commanding 9-0 shutout win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Friday. The team could not summon that goal-scoring magic two days later, however, in a 2-1 loss to No. 12 Pepperdine.Alex the Great · Senior midfielder Alex Quincey has been a scoring machine for USC thus far, netting six goals in the team’s first nine contests. The transfer from UC Riverside has 12 career goals in her time at both schools. – Brian Ji | Daily TrojanAgainst Arkansas Pine-Bluff, the Women of Troy delighted the home crowd with a string of goals, the first five of which came in the match’s opening 20 minutes. The team pleased head coach Keidane McAlpine and fulfilled the coaching staff’s continuing desire to always get off to quick starts.“We put goals on the board early, which I was very, very pleased with,” McAlpine said. “More importantly we got another shutout.”It seemed like everyone got a piece of the pie — or the net — as six USC players scored their first ever career goals.Junior midfielder Jamie Fink and forward Katie Johnson added to their own goal totals by netting one each, while senior midfielder Alex Quincey continued her goal-scoring success and slotted in her team-high sixth of the season.The match was a success for the Women of Troy, but their true test came against the Waves on Sunday.Pepperdine came into the match boasting only a single loss to top-ranked UCLA. The Lady Waves were looking to get a fourth straight win and put an end to USC’s unbeaten streak, and they brought a level of physicality and aggressiveness to the match that was immediately evident.Pepperdine’s quick attack allowed the team to take advantage of the early stages of the match and create several goal-scoring chances, but the Women of Troy weathered the early storm and began to acclimate to the match’s pace by creating scoring chances of their own.The scoreless draw expired at the 16th minute, however, when a Pepperdine corner kick resulted in a put-back shot goal for the Lady Waves.Aside from the two record-breaking routs, deficits and closely contested matches have become familiar for the Women of Troy. By halftime, the team had already taken back control of the game. Though they were still down a goal, they were creating scoring chances, and looked poised to equalize at any moment.That moment arrived in the 52nd minute when a cross by freshman midfielder Sydney Sladek deflected off of Johnson and landed at the feet of senior defender Erin Owen. Owen blasted the shot into the net to tie the game at 1-1 with plenty of time to play.Neither team wanted to give up a game-winner, but despite gaining confidence to begin the second half, the Women of Troy’s demise arrived in the 66th minute, another by-product of a dangerous set-piece.Pepperdine forward Lynn Williams — who had five shots in the game — dropped a corner kick in towards senior goalkeeper Caroline Stanley. Stanley got a hand on the ball but could not push it out far enough, and Waves’ forward Taylor Alvarado did not hesitate to slot the loose ball home and give her team the outright lead.Try as they might, the Women of Troy could not find that familiar equalizer that had helped them stay undefeated to that point. Despite outshooting the Lady Waves 15-4 in the second half, the all-important second goal never materialized. A late free kick taken by Johnson that sailed over the goal snuffed out the remaining hopes for a draw, and the team’s perfection was no more.“Pepperdine did a really good job of pressuring us once we got the ball,” Owen said. “We had a good buildup, but once we got into the final third it was a little tough to get a shot on frame.”Aside from the ability to finish, defending set pieces seemed to be the recurring — and somewhat troubling — theme for the Women of Troy in this game, and McAlpine was adamant about the team’s awareness during these plays.“In high-level games that’s where most of the goals come from,” McAlpine said. “It’s something that you have to be dialed in and locked in on, and we just weren’t for a couple moments today.”Stanley agreed with her coach’s sentiments.“[When] you play a better opponent, you don’t get away with little mistakes like that, but I think we’ll clean that up this week,” Stanley said.With their first conference match less than a week away, however, this game might have been a blessing in disguise to prepare the squad.“It’s a game that we can grow from, it’s a game we can learn a lot from,” McAlpine said.The Women of Troy now turn their attention to their conference opener at Arizona this Friday, before returning to McAlister Field for a five-game home stand.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s soccer settles for 0-0 tie against No. 4 North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Oyvind Alseth threw his jersey over his eyes and put his hands on his head. Players around him stood with their hands on their hips and Miles Robinson untied his cleats.For a drained Syracuse team, it felt like the end result wasn’t what it deserved.“We probably had a couple of the better chances to try and steal something tonight,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said.The Orange outshot North Carolina, 13-6, and owned a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal. But the closest SU came to breaking through was a Chris Nanco curling shot that hit the underside of the crossbar. The No. 3 Orange (8-1-1, 2-1-1 Atlantic Coast) settled for a double-overtime scoreless draw against No. 4 UNC (7-1-1, 3-0-1) Friday night at SU Soccer Stadium. After reeling off eight straight wins to start 2016, Syracuse is now winless in its past two games after a pair of top-five teams stalled the Orange’s historic start.“We’ve been very good,” McIntyre said. “But you know, Notre Dame at Notre Dame is a tough place. This is an elite team as well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textScoring chances were few and far between in the first half for both teams, as Syracuse’s only true threat on goal was a Louis Cross header from just outside the 6-yard box off a Nanco cross. Mo Adams and Sergio Camargo got off shots on goal, but both rolled on the ground and trickled safely into the hands of UNC goalkeeper James Pyle.Syracuse goalie Hendrik Hilpert faced only one shot on goal in the opening 45 minutes, which he dropped to the ground to save after Jack Skahan found space near the right post. For the two highest-scoring teams in the ACC, it was the defenses rather that prevailed in the first frame.Frustration reigned for the majority of the second half, as neither team broke through. UNC’s Colton Storm screamed to his sideline, “I need a little help!” after he lost the ball and it led to an SU chance in the box. After Liam Callahan was called for a foul in front of the Tar Heels’ bench, he slammed both his hands on the grass and yelled at the referee.“We had a lot of chances against Notre Dame second half and a lot of chances this game,” Camargo said. “The goals will come, but it’s very frustrating.”Nanco continued to pressure the North Carolina back line and create the most dangerous chances for Syracuse within the last 15 minutes of regulation. On one sequence, he carried the ball down the left sideline before cutting across to his right, shedding two defenders and curling the ball off the crossbar and away from danger.On the ensuing corner kick, Nanco found the ball at his feet after it rebounded out of the box, but his volley trickled wide of the left post. Three minutes later, he escaped a double team near the corner flag and drew a foul to give Syracuse yet another chance in the attacking third.“With Nanco hitting the crossbar, stuff like that, Sergio causing them trouble, I sensed it coming,” Adams said, “but we were just lacking that final touch.”McIntyre said the next step for Syracuse is to beat a national title contender. Syracuse is in that conversation, but against two of those teams in the past week, the Orange came away with no wins.Against then-No. 3 Notre Dame, Syracuse lost with 18 seconds remaining. On Friday night, the Orange was inches away from redeeming its heartbreaking loss to jumpstart another winning streak.The record-breaking start is gone and Syracuse has faced a better taste of reality in the past seven days. But if anything, it showed that SU is right there.“We can ball with the rest of them,” Camargo said. “Didn’t get the results we wanted, but if you ask them, they would say the same thing. Any other night, they could’ve gone our way, both games.” Comments Published on September 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Kane’s Eyes on the Golden Shoes of Russia 2018

first_img“Obviously it would be fantastic to win it,” Kane said when asked about the top scorer prize. “The main priority is getting through. But I feel like if I play well and the team plays well, hopefully I’ll score and things there will take care of themselves.”Kane will be hoping to boost his chances against Colombia on Tuesday, with an open, attacking affair widely expected. “Hopefully it will be us creating most of the chances, even though they have some great attacking players like [Radamel] Falcao and James [Rodriguez],” he said. “We know we are going to have to be on it. But we have played some great attacking football so far.”England have only won two World Cup knockout games since 1990: against Denmark in 2002 and Ecuador in 2006. But Kane, who was not born when Sir Bobby Robson’s side progressed to the semi-finals in Italy 28 years ago, believes this young Three Lions team have a great opportunity to make history.“That’s the aim,” he said. “Our record hasn’t been great over the years – we know it and the fans know it. So, for us, it’s about trying to change that.”With knockout football upon them, Kane & Co could also be challenged to improve England’s notoriously poor record in penalty shootouts. But while spot-kick practice has been woven into Gareth Southgate’s training sessions, the team’s star striker – who scored two textbook penalties against Panama – says replicating the context is near-impossible.“It’s something we’ve done a little bit of work on but penalties are hard to train for,” he explained. “When you’re in a shootout, you’re tired because you’ve played 120 minutes, so mentally and physically it’s a totally different scenario.“I am someone who likes to have a routine to take into a game but some players are different. Some players wait for the keeper to dive and have a slow run-up, while others pick a spot and go. For me, it’s all about routine.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Harry Kane has become accustomed to being showered with praise. This week, former England midfielder Jamie Redknapp described the Three Lions striker as “our Messi, our Ronaldo”.Yet despite such generous tributes having become almost commonplace, humility remains a hallmark of this model professional. You wouldn’t know to speak to him, for example, that Kane currently leads the race for Russia 2018’s adidas Golden Boot, having scored five goals in just two appearances.It’s also clear that, while he would love to follow in the top-scoring footsteps of legends like Eusebio, Ronaldo and England’s very own Gary Lineker, he will be pursuing that dream by focusing on the collective.last_img read more