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ABI trade body slams UK Government's 'complicated' rules around the private pension age rise

This is Money | 14 Sep 2021

The UK's leading insurer trade body has called for the�Government to implement a simpler approach when it raises the age savers can tap into their pension pots from 55 to 57 in 2028.

Eskom pension and provident fund to boost private equity exposure

Business Day | 14 Sep 2021

The state-run retirement fund is launching a small-to-medium sized enterprises debt fund BL Premium The Eskom Pension

Morrisons’ potential private equity buyer CD&R reaches agreement with supermarket group's pension trustees

The Daily Mail | 14 Sep 2021

The private equity house in line to acquire Morrisons has reached an agreement with the supermarket group’s pension trustees in its latest move to secure the deal ahead of rival bidders. Clayton Dublilier & Rice, which last week agreed a £7billion deal to acquire Morrisons, said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with the companies’ pension

PRIVATE PENSIONS IN ROMANIA IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR (Financial Supervisory Authority)

Public Technologies | 13 Sep 2021

) The private pension system was the least affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, given the long-term savings and investment policy. Over time, there have been few episodes of higher volatility. These have affected private pension funds only conjecturally, their assets recording substantial year-on-year increases. At the end of June this year,

Thanks to Private Equity, Pensions Across America Report Record-Breaking Returns (American Investment Council)

Public Technologies | 10 Sep 2021

) Thanks to Private Equity, Pensions Across America Report Record-Breaking Returns Throughout the summer, pension funds across the country reported on their returns for the fiscal year 2021. As Chief Investment Officer Magazine recently reported 'private equity is consistently the top-performing asset class' within many pensions' portfolios. In

If I cash in my £38K private pension, how will it affect the NHS pension ...

The Daily Mail | 06 Sep 2021

I'm confused about what the 'money purchase annual allowance' means for my NHS pension. I have a small private pension of £38,000 which I want to cash in. I am presently paying in to my NHS pension at least for another three years. I have both a 1995 and 2015 NHS pension. If I cash in my private pension does this mean that it will affect how much I

Appetite for private equity investment by SA pension funds grows

Business Day | 02 Sep 2021

SA Venture Capital Association’s latest private equity survey shows local capital custodians are more

SA pension funds warming to private equity investment

Business Day | 02 Sep 2021

SA Venture Capital Association’s latest private equity survey shows local capital custodians are more

Nest opens pensions to private equity

The Times/The Sunday Times | 28 Aug 2021

Ten million of the country’s lowest earners will for the first time have their retirement savings invested partly in private equity. The

UK’s Nest pension fund plots £1.5bn push into private equity

Financial Times | 27 Aug 2021

Plans mark one of the biggest moves by a UK retirement fund into unlisted assets ...

Private equity company says Morrisons takeover will not undermine pensions

The Business Desk | 25 Aug 2021

X Register for free to receive latest news stories direct to your inbox Register US private equity manager, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, (CD&R) says pension rights of all Morrisons’ managers and staff will be “fully safeguarded” when its planned takeover of the supermarket chain is complete. It has reacted to concerns raised

Private pensions tax exemptions explained |07 August 2021

Nation | 07 Aug 2021

Private pension benefits will no longer be taxed under the Income and Non-Monetary Benefits, the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Trade clarified yesterday. Odile Vidot, director of financial sector policy in the ministry, yesterday at Liberty House, gave further clarifications on the decision which was approved by the Cabinet of

KPMG fined £13m for helping a private equity firm dump a £100m pension deficit as ...

The Daily Mail | 05 Aug 2021

KPMG has been fined for helping a private equity firm dump a £100 million pension deficit as it bought Silentnight. The big four accountancy group helped HIG Capital buy the mattress maker without having to shoulder any obligations to its retirement scheme, putting workers' savings at risk. Yesterday, an independent tribunal ordered it to pay a £13

Citic Securities Plans to Take 7% Stake in New Private Pension Venture

Caixin Online | 26 Jul 2021

Citic Securities Co. Ltd. (600030.SH), one of China’s biggest brokerages, is planning to take part in a new pension joint venture, embracing the nation’s call to tackle a looming pension crisis fueled by questions surrounding the sustainability of the current pension system as the population rapidly ages. In a bid to overhaul the strained,

Romanian private pension funds say need more IPOs to support growth

Metro USA | 23 Jul 2021

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – The Bucharest bourse needs new listings to keep up with demand from Romania’s growing private pension funds, which are beginning to look at other assets and foreign markets, the head of their industry association said on Friday. The seven mandatory private pension funds manage assets worth 84.4 billion lei ($20.2

Debenhams pension scandal: MPs demand answers from private equity 'asset strippers' as retirees face 10% cuts

The Daily Mail | 20 Jul 2021

The chairmen of two parliamentary committees say private equity firms accused of asset-stripping Debenhams should be quizzed about the fate of the department store's pensioners – who face a 10 per cent cut to their retirement payments. Darren Jones, who chairs the business, energy and industrial strategy committee, and Stephen Timms, chairman of

New Video – Illinois State Board of Investment Earns Highest Private Equity Returns of Any Public Pension Fund (American Investment Council)

Public Technologies | 19 Jul 2021

) New Video - Illinois State Board of Investment Earns Highest Private Equity Returns of Any Public Pension Fund Today, the American Investment Council (AIC) released the third video in a new series of interviews conducted by Hill TV examining how private equity investments are supporting the retirements of dedicated public servants across America.

Equities are the only sensible foundation for private pensions

The Irish Times | 14 Jul 2021

“Never make forecasts, especially about the future.” Nobody knows who said this first. The point, however, is that we have to make forecasts, or at least guesses, about the uncertain future. Of nothing is this truer than long-term investments for delivering security in old age. The problem – inescapable, but fundamental – is that the sensible way

What They Are Saying: Public Pension Funds Benefit from Private Equity Investments (American Investment Council)

Public Technologies | 13 Jul 2021

) Last week, the American Investment Council released its 2021 public pension study showing that private equity was once again the best returning asset class for public pension portfolios. In 2020, private equity investments delivered a median annualized return of 12.3 percent over a 10-year period for the 85 percent of public pension funds across

An injustice to last a lifetime: How private sector workers' pensions are being taxed far ...

The Daily Mail | 06 Jul 2021

Private sector workers only get half the amount of pension pay that those in the public sector do before they are hit with punishing tax bills, a Money Mail investigation reveals. The lifetime allowance dictates how big a pension pot can be before savers have to pay tax on contributions. It is capped at about £1.07 million and workers face a 25 per

Private sector pensions being taxed harder than public sector schemes

This is Money | 06 Jul 2021

Private sector workers only get half the amount of pension pay that those in the public sector do before they

2021 Study – Private Equity Delivers 12.3% Return for America’s Pension Fund Retirees (American Investment Council)

Public Technologies | 06 Jul 2021

) 2021 Study - Private Equity Delivers 12.3% Return for America's Pension Fund Retirees WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the American Investment Council released its 2021 Public Pension Study. As has been the case each year since its inception, this study found private equity to be the best returning asset class in public pension portfolios. In 2020,

The great pension divide between private and public sector workers

This is Money | 29 Jun 2021

The nation’s stark pensions pay divide is laid bare today, with figures revealing gold-plated state-backed schemes pay three

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Retired passenger jet perched on Bali cliff to lure tourists - France 24

Indonesia News | 20 Sep 2021

Retired passenger jet perched on Bali cliff to lure tourists FRANCE 24 ...

Former TT champ Martin to retire after world championships

The Tribune San Luis Obispo | 20 Sep 2021

Tony Martin, a four-time time trial world champion from Germany who also won five Tour de France stages, said on Sunday that he will put an end to his 14-year ...

Plight of the retired

Dawn | 20 Sep 2021

WHILE the state takes care of its retired government officials and staff by providing them subsidised housing during service, generous pensions, plots along with tax reliefs on property post-retirement, it neglects their equally or even more qualified counterparts serving in the private sector as well as in the various state-owned

Retired racehorses help veterans battling PTSD

Australian Broadcasting Corporation | 20 Sep 2021

A new program in Queensland is helping veterans heel by connecting them with retired racehorses. And as Rachel McGhee reports the partnership is a win-win. ...

Nonprofit director to retire: Hickman has worked for BArc for 39 years

American Press | 20 Sep 2021

The Beauregard Arc is actively searching for a new executive director to take charge over the future of the nonprofit organization, as longtime director Jackie Hickman recently announced his intention to retire at the end of this year. The decision was a tough one, Hickman acknowledged, and one that took him some time to come to terms with, but he

Health cover costs to rise for retired bankers

The Times of India | 20 Sep 2021

MUMBAI: Retired public sector banks' staff will see their group mediclaim premium increase by as much as 40% following an increase in the claims ratio. The Indian Banks' Association (IBA) has communicated to its members that it has received the revised

Nationals C Alex Avila announces retirement

Metro USA | 20 Sep 2021

Washington Nationals catcher Alex Avila said Sunday that he is retiring after the season. The 34-year-old Avila is completing his 13th major league campaign. The Nationals are his sixth team. “I always figured I would know when I feel like I’ve

Greenville's fire chief resigns weeks ahead of retirement date

Reflector | 20 Sep 2021

The head of Greenville's fire department resigned on Sunday, more than two months before he was due to retire. The city announced the resignation of Eric Griffin from Greenville Fire-Rescue in a 6

Nearly half of workers ‘do not know how to plan for their retirement’

Belfast Telegraph | 20 Sep 2021

Nearly half (47%) of workers do not know how to plan for their retirement, a survey has found. Women are nearly twice as likely as men to feel completely “on the back foot” with preparing and saving for retirement, at 21% versus 12%, according to Aviva. Just 27% of people are confident they know what a “good” amount is to have in their pension for

Sandiganbayan acquits retired Coast Guard commandant of graft

The Philadelphia Inquirer | 20 Sep 2021

MANILA, Philippines --- The Sandiganbayan has acquitted a retired Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant, Adm.

Darren Stevens, 45, insists he has no plans to retire after inspiring Kent to Vitality ...

The Sun | 19 Sep 2021

GOLDEN oldie Darren Stevens says he has no plans to retire after inspiring Kent to Vitality Blast glory. All-rounder

Nats catcher Avila, 34, to retire at end of season

ESPN | 19 Sep 2021

Washington Nationals catcher Alex Avila will retire after the season, the 34-year-old veteran said before a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. ...

NASA's chief scientist will retire in 2022 | Engadget

TheNewsHOOK | 19 Sep 2021

NASA's chief scientist will retire in 2022 | Engadget ...

Nabisco Workers End Weekslong Strike After Reaching New Contract

New York Times | 19 Sep 2021

The impasse began in August after members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union objected to changes in shift lengths and overtime rules. ...

Civil rights activist who met MLK and Nelson Mandela retires after 48 years as Stamford pastor

Stamford Advocate | 19 Sep 2021

Over the Rev. Robert Perry’s decades-long tenure, Union Baptist Church moved from Adams to Newfield Avenue and underwent a multimillion-dollar construction project. ...

A VERY regal retirement village! Marquess of Camden's Grade II-listed stately home in Kent is ...

The Daily Mail | 19 Sep 2021

A Grade II-listed stately home set in grounds of 24 acres and once owned by the 1st Marquess of Camden, who wined and dined royalty, politicians and aristocrats there, has been turned into 23 regal apartments and eight Scandi-style mews homes for residents of a certain vintage. Wildernesse House, a seven-minute drive from the upmarket Kent town of

NASA's chief scientist will retire in 2022

Engadget | 19 Sep 2021

NASA is about to close an important chapter in its history. Chief Scientist Jim Green, who has worked at the agency for over 40 years, now plans to retire in early 2022. He started by developing

Retired ambulance worker, 77, suffered a 'slow and painful' death after being 'failed' by medics ...

The Daily Mail | 19 Sep 2021

Maura Irwin, 77, from New Cross, southeast London, suffered a 'slow' death after medics failed to notice they accidentally put a feeding tube into her lung for 10 hours, A retired ambulance worker suffered a 'slow and painful' death after medics failed to notice they accidentally put a feeding tube into her lung for more than 10 hours, an inquest

Ask Rusty – Will Retiring Early from Work Affect my Social Security?

Devils Lake Journal | 19 Sep 2021

Dear Rusty: I stopped working at age 55, well before my full retirement age of 66 years and 10 months. I had over 35 years working prior to retiring from work. I don't intend to start collecting Social Security until my full retirement age. Will I be penalized for all those years between when I stopped working and my full retirement age? Signed:

Ask Larry: Can My Wife Take Social Security Spousal Benefits Now While I Delay Till 70?

Forbes | 19 Sep 2021

Today's column addresses questions about eligibility for spousal benefits, what being born after 1/1/1954 means for spousal benefit eligibility and working while receiving disability benefits. ...

Nationals catcher Alex Avila announces he will retire at the end of this season

The Daily Progress Charlottesville | 19 Sep 2021

Nationals catcher Alex Avila announces he will retire at the end of this season ...

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Retired passenger jet perched on Bali cliff to lure tourists - France 24

Indonesia News | 20 Sep 2021

Retired passenger jet perched on Bali cliff to lure tourists FRANCE 24 ...

Former TT champ Martin to retire after world championships

The Tribune San Luis Obispo | 20 Sep 2021

Tony Martin, a four-time time trial world champion from Germany who also won five Tour de France stages, said on Sunday that he will put an end to his 14-year ...

Plight of the retired

Dawn | 20 Sep 2021

WHILE the state takes care of its retired government officials and staff by providing them subsidised housing during service, generous pensions, plots along with tax reliefs on property post-retirement, it neglects their equally or even more qualified counterparts serving in the private sector as well as in the various state-owned

Retired racehorses help veterans battling PTSD

Australian Broadcasting Corporation | 20 Sep 2021

A new program in Queensland is helping veterans heel by connecting them with retired racehorses. And as Rachel McGhee reports the partnership is a win-win. ...

Nonprofit director to retire: Hickman has worked for BArc for 39 years

American Press | 20 Sep 2021

The Beauregard Arc is actively searching for a new executive director to take charge over the future of the nonprofit organization, as longtime director Jackie Hickman recently announced his intention to retire at the end of this year. The decision was a tough one, Hickman acknowledged, and one that took him some time to come to terms with, but he

Health cover costs to rise for retired bankers

The Times of India | 20 Sep 2021

MUMBAI: Retired public sector banks' staff will see their group mediclaim premium increase by as much as 40% following an increase in the claims ratio. The Indian Banks' Association (IBA) has communicated to its members that it has received the revised

Nationals C Alex Avila announces retirement

Metro USA | 20 Sep 2021

Washington Nationals catcher Alex Avila said Sunday that he is retiring after the season. The 34-year-old Avila is completing his 13th major league campaign. The Nationals are his sixth team. “I always figured I would know when I feel like I’ve

Greenville's fire chief resigns weeks ahead of retirement date

Reflector | 20 Sep 2021

The head of Greenville's fire department resigned on Sunday, more than two months before he was due to retire. The city announced the resignation of Eric Griffin from Greenville Fire-Rescue in a 6

Nearly half of workers ‘do not know how to plan for their retirement’

Belfast Telegraph | 20 Sep 2021

Nearly half (47%) of workers do not know how to plan for their retirement, a survey has found. Women are nearly twice as likely as men to feel completely “on the back foot” with preparing and saving for retirement, at 21% versus 12%, according to Aviva. Just 27% of people are confident they know what a “good” amount is to have in their pension for

Sandiganbayan acquits retired Coast Guard commandant of graft

The Philadelphia Inquirer | 20 Sep 2021

MANILA, Philippines --- The Sandiganbayan has acquitted a retired Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant, Adm.

Darren Stevens, 45, insists he has no plans to retire after inspiring Kent to Vitality ...

The Sun | 19 Sep 2021

GOLDEN oldie Darren Stevens says he has no plans to retire after inspiring Kent to Vitality Blast glory. All-rounder

Nats catcher Avila, 34, to retire at end of season

ESPN | 19 Sep 2021

Washington Nationals catcher Alex Avila will retire after the season, the 34-year-old veteran said before a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. ...

NASA's chief scientist will retire in 2022 | Engadget

TheNewsHOOK | 19 Sep 2021

NASA's chief scientist will retire in 2022 | Engadget ...

Nabisco Workers End Weekslong Strike After Reaching New Contract

New York Times | 19 Sep 2021

The impasse began in August after members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union objected to changes in shift lengths and overtime rules. ...

Civil rights activist who met MLK and Nelson Mandela retires after 48 years as Stamford pastor

Stamford Advocate | 19 Sep 2021

Over the Rev. Robert Perry’s decades-long tenure, Union Baptist Church moved from Adams to Newfield Avenue and underwent a multimillion-dollar construction project. ...

A VERY regal retirement village! Marquess of Camden's Grade II-listed stately home in Kent is ...

The Daily Mail | 19 Sep 2021

A Grade II-listed stately home set in grounds of 24 acres and once owned by the 1st Marquess of Camden, who wined and dined royalty, politicians and aristocrats there, has been turned into 23 regal apartments and eight Scandi-style mews homes for residents of a certain vintage. Wildernesse House, a seven-minute drive from the upmarket Kent town of

NASA's chief scientist will retire in 2022

Engadget | 19 Sep 2021

NASA is about to close an important chapter in its history. Chief Scientist Jim Green, who has worked at the agency for over 40 years, now plans to retire in early 2022. He started by developing

Retired ambulance worker, 77, suffered a 'slow and painful' death after being 'failed' by medics ...

The Daily Mail | 19 Sep 2021

Maura Irwin, 77, from New Cross, southeast London, suffered a 'slow' death after medics failed to notice they accidentally put a feeding tube into her lung for 10 hours, A retired ambulance worker suffered a 'slow and painful' death after medics failed to notice they accidentally put a feeding tube into her lung for more than 10 hours, an inquest

Ask Rusty – Will Retiring Early from Work Affect my Social Security?

Devils Lake Journal | 19 Sep 2021

Dear Rusty: I stopped working at age 55, well before my full retirement age of 66 years and 10 months. I had over 35 years working prior to retiring from work. I don't intend to start collecting Social Security until my full retirement age. Will I be penalized for all those years between when I stopped working and my full retirement age? Signed:

Ask Larry: Can My Wife Take Social Security Spousal Benefits Now While I Delay Till 70?

Forbes | 19 Sep 2021

Today's column addresses questions about eligibility for spousal benefits, what being born after 1/1/1954 means for spousal benefit eligibility and working while receiving disability benefits. ...

Nationals catcher Alex Avila announces he will retire at the end of this season

The Daily Progress Charlottesville | 19 Sep 2021

Nationals catcher Alex Avila announces he will retire at the end of this season ...

Goa: Curti-Khandepar villagers revive five water bodies, inspire a govt scheme

The Times of India | 20 Sep 2021

By: Durgashri Sardeshpande OLD GOA: Over the past three years, the villagers of Curti-Khandepar panchayat united to bring back to life as many as five community ponds, choked to death with waste and silt. For the most part, if the work required was minor, locals didn’t even bother waiting for government funds to be sanctioned. Now, the villagers’

Rajasthan: Universities fail to utilise funds for research, says CAG report

The Times of India | 20 Sep 2021

JAIPUR: State universities have miserably failed to utilise funds meant for research leading to a fewer number of research publications. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report 2020 released recently says that Rajasthan University in Jaipur and Jai Narain Vyas University in Jodhpur have utilised an average of 50% funds in

Heart attack led SC man to create no-salt barbecue seasoning

Hastings Tribune | 20 Sep 2021

PIEDMONT, S.C. (AP) — No salt. Low salt. This is a mantra for one Upstate man after a heart attack and two strokes prompted him to create barbecue seasoning that fits into heart-healthy nutrition guidelines. Robert Hoefer Jr. of Piedmont is the creator of Carolina Bob’s Grillin’, which now includes a no-salt barbecue rub, with a kick of cumin,

RCBs call for govt’s intervention in locked up funds

Ghana Web | 20 Sep 2021

Rural Banks in Ghana have exhibited resilie5qnce and continue to stand the test of time and have worked in the interest of their customers and shareholders as per their legitimate mandate as banks operating in our communities and serving critical financial intermediation for a significant number of the Ghanaian populace. The Bank of Ghana that

NC musician explores history behind a centuries-old ballad

Hastings Tribune | 20 Sep 2021

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — With a street name and a few local attractions in Randolph County in common, Naomi Wise is likely a familiar name to local residents. Associated with a centuries-old ballad that serves as a sad and cautionary tale about her life in Randleman, a modern musician has been inspired to tell her tale. Singer, songwriter and real

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Cairn chief pushes for end to loan-to-income mortgage rules

The Irish Times | 20 Sep 2021

Cairn Homes chief executive Michael Stanley has written to Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf calling for a switch from enforcing “blunt” loan-to-income restrictions for mortgages to a debt-servicing ratio, in order to help alleviate the “accommodation crisis” in the State. It comes as the regulator is carrying out a review of the framework of

Dark side of 'cheap speech'

The Scranton Times-Tribune | 20 Sep 2021

WASHINGTON — As the price of something precious, the dissemination of speech, declines steeply, society is facing some disquieting consequences of the cheap speech that the internet enables. Among the anomalous responses are conservatives demanding new government regulations of privately owned but liberal-leaning businesses (Facebook, Google,

ARP should flow to water

The Scranton Times-Tribune | 20 Sep 2021

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania legislators were handed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest $7 billion in federal funds into the commonwealth. Instead, they stowed away almost all of it for a rainy day. They return to Harrisburg this week, and we are calling on them to spend the money in a way that bolsters the economy and improves the

Workshop held to help aid beneficiaries secure sustainable employment

MENA FN | 20 Sep 2021

(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN – The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the National Aid Fund on Monday held the first workshop that–lays the ground for cooperation– to implement a ... ...

Industry Reaction To Latest Rightmove House Price Index

MENA FN | 20 Sep 2021

(MENAFN - ValueWalk) paulbr75 / Pixabay Industry reaction to the latest Rightmove House Price Index. [soros] Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Carlson Capital's Double Black ... ...

Municipal Corporation of Islamabad collecting increased property tax against court order

Dawn | 20 Sep 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Municipal Corporation of Islamabad (MCI) is collecting 200pc increased property tax in contradiction to a court decision and without legal backing. Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani in December last year set aside the notification of 200pc increase in property tax in the federal capital and directed the MCI to

Hungry family can't stomach birthday barbecue

The Maryville Daily Times | 20 Sep 2021

DEAR ABBY: I was deeply hurt after going to a barbecue at my oldest daughter’s home. It was to celebrate my granddaughter’s fourth birthday. My daughter’s husband is from Thailand. He barbecued beautiful dishes of shrimp and something that looked like a gigantic crawfish. While my daughter is accustomed to and enjoys this food, she and her husband

Afghanistan's women judges are in hiding

Graphic | 20 Sep 2021

Tugging at the folds of the traditional hijab dress, two young sisters jostle and laugh to try to get their mother's attention as she fries onions on the stove. Along with their 6-month-old sister, the girls are oblivious to the threat they now face from the Taliban, Afghanistan's new rulers. Their mother, Nabila, is one of 250 female judges

Jillian Howell: Legislators must seal the deal on flood prevention, mitigation

Rocky Mount Telegram | 20 Sep 2021

On Sept. 14, 2018, a category 1 Hurricane Florence made landfall just south of Wrightsville Beach. In the days that followed, Florence became one of the most devastating hurricanes on the North Carolina record. Florence delivered up to 30 inches of rain in many places; freshwater flooding due to the torrential rain led to hundreds of people being

Nash UNC launches community paramedic program

Rocky Mount Telegram | 20 Sep 2021

The Nash UNC Health Care Foundation has funded a new program at Nash UNC Health Care to help patients decrease their chances of being re-admitted to the hospital. “One of our goals as a hospital is to reduce patient readmissions to the hospital,” Nash UNC Health Care President and CEO Lee Isley said in a news release. “The Community Paramedic

Injured joey named Dobby is reunited with his family after falling from a tree when ...

The Daily Mail | 20 Sep 2021

An injured koala joey has been reunited with his mum after falling from a tree when an amorous male koala was aggressively pursuing his mother. The seven-month-old joey was found on the ground at a property in northern NSW. The

Giving birth under the Taliban

FBC News | 20 Sep 2021

Rabia is cradling her newborn baby, just days after giving birth at a small hospital in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan’s east. “This is my third child, but the experience was totally different. It was horrible,” she says. In a matter of weeks, the birthing unit Rabia delivered her baby in had been stripped down to its bare

Australian PM departs for Quad meeting amid French submarine deal fallout

Metro USA | 20 Sep 2021

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday departed for Washington to meet with leaders of the Quad grouping amid criticism over his government’s decision to abandon a $40 billion submarine deal with France. Australia last week said it would scrap a deal with France’s Naval Group to build a fleet of

Why do Hong Kong Election Committee elections attract attention worldwide?

China.dot.org | 20 Sep 2021

Staff members work at a counting station in Hong Kong, south China, Sept. 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai) The 2021 Hong Kong Election Committee's subsector ordinary elections kicked off on September 19. Six polling stations opened across the city. This is the first of the three elections under Hong Kong's new electoral system, and attracts

‘Nasaan?’ Group questions DepEd's claim of distributing 300K+ laptops to teachers

Manila Bulletin | 20 Sep 2021

The Department of Education (DepEd) was urged to explain further its claims of distributing laptops to public school teachers especially as the country opens another school year under distance or blended learning set-up. (File photo from DepEd) During DepEd’s budget last week, Undersecretary Pascua announced a total of 353,359 laptops procured and

SEC Revenue Closes in on NCAA Thanks to TV, Overhead: Data Viz

Vibe Magazine | 20 Sep 2021

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Elon Musk whines Biden didn't congratulate him for all-civilian SpaceX mission

Democratic Underground | 20 Sep 2021

By Sarah K. Burris Published September 19, 2021 ?width=1200&height=645 President Joe Biden is dealing with a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, rescuing the final U.S. citizens in Afghanistan, an increasing COVID-19 crisis in

Dutch king unveils Holocaust name monument in Amsterdam

Kingsport Times-News | 20 Sep 2021

Associated Press AMSTERDAM — King Willem-Alexander officially unveiled a new memorial in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic Jewish Quarter on Sunday honoring more than 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust, and the Dutch prime minister vowed that it would remind citizens today to be vigilant against antisemitism. The memorial’s walls are built

Ashish Somaiyaa on why White Oak will debut with active mutual funds

Moneycontrol | 20 Sep 2021

White Oak plans to file offer documents with SEBI for at least six new funds within the next month