Pension rights cost disputed

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Pension rights cost disputedOn 1 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Claims that the European ruling on the part-timers’ pensions test case willcost British employers many billions of pounds are “simplescaremongering”, according to benefits consultancy William M Mercer. Figures of between £10bn and £17bn have been quoted in the wake of theEuropean Court’s decision in Preston and Fletcher v Wolverhampton BoroughCouncil and Midland Bank. It said limiting the backdating of part-timers’entitlement to pension rights to two years was unlawful, opening the way forclaims to be dated all the way back to 1976. But the cost to industry is likely to be closer to £100m, said DavidMarshland, William M Mercer’s employment law specialist. This is because theECJ has upheld the six-month limit for bringing claims after leavingemployment. Also, the House of Lords might yet apply the general limitationperiod in British contract law of six years. Further factors are likely to hinder the ability of part-timers to bringclaims, Marshland said. “Probably only a quarter [of Britain’s six million part-timers] staywith the same employer for more than two years – the minimum period usuallyneeded to qualify for preserved benefits,” Marshland said. An added complication is that claimants must find an equivalent full-timerof the opposite sex, and many part-timers work in jobs where there are noequivalent full-timers. Claimants must also be prepared to pay their share ofback-dated pension contributions. Other advisers have, however, put the potential cost much higher, partlybecause the cases have trade union backing which may help claimants meet thecost of their own contributions. “Also, nearly a quarter of all UK pension schemes are non-contributory,so backdated membership would be free.” Comments are closed. last_img read more

Football News EXCLUSIVE | Ronaldo, Ronaldinho pushed me into freestyle footballing: Nikk

first_img Tips for youngsters who want to take up freestyle football as a career? Nikk- It is not an art form that you can learn in haste. It takes time to grow and hone your art. Patience, hard work and dedication are the keys. Future Besides all these, Nikk and his partner Ankit Yadav is looking to set up a company Freestyle Works which will help the budding freestylers and athletes to do well in this field. Freestyle football, without a doubt, recapitulates the magic of ‘joga bonito’, a Portuguese phrase that means to play football beautifully. Well, freestyle football is not only about juggling with the ball and showing off your skills, there is much more to it. With the much needed exposure and support, India would soon witness freestylers holding the national flag high with pride at international platforms. What is the required infrastructure and minimum diet routine for freestyle football? Nikk- The infrastructure required for practicing and honing our skills is a basic requirement of a good surface with preferably a shade or a ventilation system.To organise a freestyle football competition at a higher level, we require a proper stage setup with light and audio support combined with a space for crowd to gather and enjoy the entertainment.Whereas, Nutrition is an important part for any sport performance for athletes. Minimum diet should be five meals a day which consists of micronutrients, macronutrients and fluids because these are essentials to push and provide energy for the growth. Football is growing in India, what future do you see for freestyle football and how can it get the spotlight in the mainstream media? Nikk- Yes, football is gradually growing in India but freestyle football has alot to develop in our country. If we don’t get any support from the people and the sports authorities then it’s difficult to see something good in the field of freestyle football. But working hard as much as we can to do develop this sport in India. People should understand that it’s good for their health (physically and mentally).center_img New Delhi: FIFA World Cup 2018 fever is heating up across the globe and will storm the fields from June 14-July 15 with the deafening roar of cheers and the thrill of the game.Ahead of the World Cup, Nikhil Krishna aka Nikk Freestyler, a 22-year-old Delhi-based professional freestyler, in an exclusive interview to the, reveals the secret to successful freestyle footballing, his inspiring journey and more. Excerpt: How did you come across freestyle football and what motivated you to take it up as a profession? Nikk- As a football player, I used to do some football basic tricks like head control, juggles, etc. Then I started checking about this more on YouTube and there I found our legends doing tricks (Ronaldo, Ronaldinho) that really fascinated me to explore more onto this and they really motivated me to start this journey of freestyle football. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Hardly a ‘Challenge’ as UW rips N.C. State

first_imgWisconsin junior point guard Jordan Taylor goes up for a layup after stealing a North Carolina State pass in the second half. Taylor put back 21 points for the Badgers while also dishing out three assists.[/media-credit]En route to a second-place finish at last weekend’s Old Spice Classic in Orlando, the Wisconsin Badgers failed to score above 65 points in their three games.But Wednesday night against North Carolina State (4-2) in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge showdown, Wisconsin (5-2) exploded in an 87-48 rout at the Kohl Center. Jon Leuer scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds – both game-highs – and Jordan Taylor contributed 21 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals.“There’s not much more to say other than that was a good old fashioned one,” said N.C. State head coach Sidney Lowe. “They played well, they shot the ball well, they executed and we didn’t. We turned it over, and we missed a lot of shots.”Wisconsin was lights-out from the floor, converting exactly 50 percent of its shots from the field. N.C. State, meanwhile, shot only 31.6 percent. The Badgers were especially dominant from behind the three-point line, where they made 11 of 20 (55 percent) to the Wolfpack’s 4 of 13 (30.8 percent).“Everybody was being more aggressive, just as a whole,” Taylor said. “I think guys were taking open shots when they were there – I think we were a little hesitant in Orlando. Tonight, I was trying to get in the lane more, attack and create for other people, but… everybody was being more aggressive.”The game was closely contested early on, with the Badgers up 19-14 halfway through the first half. But after a 10-5 run over the next three-and-a-half minutes, Wisconsin went up 29-19 with 6:44 left in the half. Wolfpack guard Lorenzo Brown converted a layup on the next possession, but for the remainder of the first half and until 16:24 in the second half, N.C. State was held scoreless. The Badgers have forced opponents into 13 droughts of 4:00 or longer this season.“We had a couple shots that were right there – we had two that were on the rim and rolled out,” Lowe said. “It seemed like one of those things, the ball just wouldn’t go in the hole. We got some good looks, got a couple inside.“You just have to keep trying to execute and I told the guys, if you get that same shot, you’ve got to take it again, you’ve got to play and take what they give you. On the flip side, we needed to come out and try to stop them. Our offense hurt us probably more than anything in this ball game, our inability to score.”The Badgers led 44-21 at halftime, and they didn’t let up in the second. After N.C. State forward Scott Wood – the Wolfpack’s leading scorer with 13 points – ended the 23-0 run with a steal and breakaway layup, Wisconsin put together a 26-15 run over the next ten minutes that ensured the game was out of reach.Jared Berggren also contributed 12 points for Wisconsin on 4-5 shooting, including 3-3 from behind the arc, as well as three rebounds. Mike Bruesewitz continued his strong play with nine points, also off a perfect 3-3 from three-point range. Off the bench, Ryan Evans and Tim Jarmusz were impressive. Evans scored nine points, pulled down three boards and recorded one block, while Jarmusz scored two points and had five rebounds. But for UW head coach Bo Ryan, as usual, the story of the Badgers’ success came from their defense.“We’ve seen [N.C. State] attack some teams and make some pretty good decisions,” Ryan said. “We try to squeeze the court, as we usually do when we’re playing teams that are pretty good off the bounce. I thought we did a great job of that; that’s what I liked the most, how we cut down the driving lanes and kept Wood pretty much in check.”With the victory, Wisconsin improved to 6-6 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Badgers now have three straight wins in the Challenge after beating Duke and Virginia Tech last year. Shortly after UW’s win, Purdue knocked off Virginia Tech in overtime, giving the Big Ten its second consecutive Challenge title.“It means a lot, we take pride in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge,” Leuer said. “As a conference, it’s something we look forward to, so to win it, it definitely feels good. It builds up our RPI too, for the conference, so that’s a positive.”last_img read more