Calpam wins Pensioen Pro award for Best Pension Fund in Netherlands

first_imgCalpam pension fund has received the Golden Pensioen Pro Award for Best Pension Fund in the Netherlands 2015. A public jury selected the €60m scheme – with just over 300 participants – from a shortlist of three pension funds.The Stichting Calpam-Pensioenfonds has a “simple” investment policy, without derivatives but with full matching cashflow.The scheme is up to date on indexation and has always been able to grant inflation compensation drawn on the the full consumer index. Despite the employer’s paying the full contribution for its 50 active participants, the pension fund still has a funding rate of approximately 160%.The awards, organised by IPE sister publication Pensioen Pro and financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad (FD), were presented in Amsterdam by political commentator Ferry Mingelen.Following nominations by an expert jury, the readers of Pensioen Pro and the FD, as well as listeners to BNR News Radio, pick the winner of the Golden Award.The Stichting Calpam Pensioenfonds, the Nedlloyd pension fund and the ABN AMRO scheme each won a Silver Award for the best small, medium-sized and large pension funds, respectively.The €373bn civil service scheme ABP – the largest pension fund in the Netherlands – won the Best Long-Term Investment award for its European hydro-electric power plant investments. The award for Best Investment Policy went to the Philips pension fund, while PWRI, the scheme for disabled workers in the Netherlands, received the prize for Best Customer-friendly Scheme.BpfBouw, the €53bn industry-wide pension fund for the building industry, took home the award for Extraordinary Industry Contribution due to its investments in Dutch care properties.The Dutch Pensions Federation and the Association of Insurers (VvV) jointly received the Innovation Award for Pension 1-2-3, a communication tool that provides clear and layered pensions information.last_img read more

Continue reading

Big paydays await all divisions at U.S. 36 Raceway this Friday

first_imgU.S. 36 Raceway is also working with Bethany Speedway to provide a bonus to any driver who can sweep the weekend. Bethany Speedway is racing Saturday, Sept. 5 and any Modified driver who can win both races will receive a $200 bonus. If a Stock Car driver can sweep the weekend they will receive a $150 bonus and if a SportMod driver can complete the task, they will receive a $125 bonus. OSBORN, Mo. – Three points nights remain on the 2020 schedule at US 36 Raceway and this Friday, Sept. 4 is one of the biggest of the season, as all divisions will see an increased payout.  All three divisions will run a draw/redraw format.  IMCA Modifieds are racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start their 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars have $500 to win and $100 to start on the line and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will battle for $400 to win and $70 to start.  Tickets for the event at U.S. 36 on Friday are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and military, and children 12 and younger are free. The pits open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m., with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Continue reading

ICC World Cup Rohit Sharma is a six-hitting monster, overtakes MS Dhoni after century in World Cup vs Pakistan

first_img New Delhi: Rohit Sharma had a record-breaking day in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against Pakistan in Manchester. Rohit and KL Rahul became the first Indian opening duo to stitch a century-opening stand against Pakistan in World Cups. The Mumbai right-hander continued on his great form as he notched up his 24th century, third in World Cups and his second this edition, having smashed 122 in India’s first game against South Africa in Southampton. However, during the course of his knock, Rohit notched up a unique record and he established himself as the ultimate big-hitter not just in world cricket but in Indian cricket.During his knock of 140, Rohit hit three sixes and in the process, he went past MS Dhoni’s tally of overall sixes in cricket. Before the match, both Rohit and Dhoni were level on 355 sixes but with the addition of those three sixes, Rohit went to 358. However, when it comes to just ODIs, Dhoni still has an edge with 225 sixes while Rohit has 224 sixes even after this knock. The right-hander trumps Dhoni due to his tally of sixes in Twenty20 Internationals.Rohit blasted his first six by pulling Hasan Ali over deep midwicket while he neared his fifty when he launched Shadab Khan over deep midwicket for his second six. His third six drew comparisons with the six Sachin Tendulkar hit off Shoaib Akhtar in the 2003 World Cup at Centurion. A short and wide ball from Hasan Ali resulted in Rohit upper-cutting the delivery over the third man for his third six.Rohit reached his milestone by cutting Shadab to the deep point fence for a single to bring up his century off just 85 balls. Rohit continued to rake in the records as he broke Virat Kohli’s mark of the highest individual score in World Cups against Pakistan, which was 107 in the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide.Pakistan has never won a World Cup contests against India ever since both teams started playing in 1992. In Sydney, India won their first encounter while they knocked Pakistan out in the quarterfinal of the 1996 World Cup. In 1999, they defeated Pakistan in the super six stages while in 2003, they registered a win in the league stages. In 2011, they knocked Pakistan out of the tournament with a win in the semi-final while in 2015, they won by a big margin in Adelaide. Rohit Sharma scored his 24th century.Rohit Sharma scored his second ton in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Pakistan has never won against India in the World Cup. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Continue reading

Mike Trout homers as Angels beat Dodgers 3-2 in Freeway Series at Angel Stadium

Trout went 2 for 3 with a pair of runs scored against a lineup of eight Dodgers relievers. Santos started the game in place of Mike Adams, a 10-year veteran who left the team on Thursday, informing the Dodgers he had no plans to report to Triple-A either.The Angels, conversely, didn’t change pitchers until the seventh inning. Matt Shoemaker, who set a rookie record with 16 wins last season, gave up one run — it was earned — on five hits in 6 1/3 innings with two walks. Fifty-one of his 82 pitches were strikes against a Dodgers lineup that played its regulars into the late innings.Shoemaker will make his season debut Wednesday in the third of a three-game, season-opening series at Seattle.“You’re back in your home stadium, so everybody’s kind of real excited,” Shoemaker said. “It’s still spring, but you start getting those little chills like Opening Day’s around the corner.” The Dodgers got to Shoemaker when they collected half of their six-hit total in the fourth inning, the last of which was an RBI single up the middle by Joc Pederson that scored Adrian Gonzalez.The Angels responded in the bottom of the fourth with David Freese’s lead-off ground rule double followed by an RBI single from C.J. Cron, who went 2 for 3.Perhaps the most significant event of the exhibition game was Yasiel Puig and Kendrick’s collision in short right center field in the fifth inning. Neither appeared to call the other off Trout’s flare, a play that appeared to end with Kendrick inadvertently delivering a forearm to Puig’s face. Puig laid face-down on the field until the arrival of the trainers, who brought him to his feet after a few moments and escorted him off the field. He did not return to the game.Trout got plenty of mileage out of the hit, reaching third base on the play before an Albert Pujols sacrifice fly gave the Angels a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning.The Dodgers added a run in the eighth inning, but didn’t threaten to tie the game.The Angels and Dodgers are well aware of the long road ahead for two teams, with high expectations after winning their respective divisions last season. Both, however, exited the playoffs in the first round.“We’ve got to take positives from last year,” Trout said. “We had the best record in baseball. It stung a bit obviously in the playoffs, but we can’t look at the negatives. We’ve got to stay positive and it’s a new year.” ANAHEIM >> Howie Kendrick’s return to Anaheim began with an appropriate convergence of events. In his first at-bat of Thursday’s exhibition game, the Dodgers’ new second baseman stroked a line drive toward the area he manned for the last nine seasons at Angel Stadium. His likely replacement did what the Angels second baseman has done for, well, the better part of nine years. Johnny Giavotella leaped and snared the line drive, robbing Kendrick of his first base hit in Angel Stadium wearing a Dodgers uniform.• PHOTOS: Tout homers, Puig leave game, Kendrick returns as Angels win Kendrick received an ovation as warm as it was lengthy when he was introduced, but his old team emerged victorious with a 3-2 win over the Dodgers in the opener of a three-game series that will conclude at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night before the regular season begins for both teams on Monday.“I love the Angels. They made me who I am,” Kendrick said. “Lot of lessons learned over there, lot of experienced gained. It’s truly been a blessing to grow up in that organization. Now that I’m over here on the Dodgers’ side, hopefully I can bring what I did to the Angels over here too.” Kendrick collected a hit in his second at-bat, part of a three-hit fourth inning during which the Dodgers managed their only run in the first seven innings. Things didn’t begin or end well for the new-look Dodgers in their first trip to Southern California since spring training began. • RELATED: Puig OK after collision with KendrickJust as the ovation for the introduction of the reigning American League MVP was subsiding, Mike Trout incited another roar from the Angel Stadium crowd when he took the fifth pitch of the game by Dodgers starter Sergio Santos into the right-center field seats for a solo home run in the first inning. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more

Continue reading