Volunteer at the Arnold Arboretum this fall

first_imgMake a difference as an Arnold Arboretum School Program Guide. Training for the fall season of school programs at the Arboretum begins Aug. 28. We are looking for outgoing and mature adults who can commit to one year of volunteering. You do not need to know about plants, but experience working with children is preferred. If you are interested, please contact the Manager of Children’s Education by Aug. 14 for an interview. Read Full Storylast_img

PwC: Dutch pensions reform unlikely to cause costs explosion

first_imgPwC, which surveyed seven pension funds, two insurers, two pension providers, as well as the Pensions Federation, stated that all players found it difficult to come up with an estimation of costs after the transition to a new pensions system.This was due to uncertainties in the elaboration of the pensions accord as well as its translation into legislation, it explained.It said that, in general, costs will rise as a result of complexity through adding individual variables, including allocating returns to age cohorts and differing investment profiles.The consultancy indicated that costs for communication were likely to rise as the different aspects of the new system need to be extensively explained in order to keep the support of pension funds’ participants. The envisaged pensions reform in the Netherlands is unlikely to cause costs for pensions provision to explode as has happened in Australia, a survey by PwC has suggested.The study – commissioned by the Dutch government – attributed the pension costs increase in Australia to insufficient legal protection for pension savers who, for example, must pick their own provider.As the pensions agreement sticks to the mandatory participation in a pension fund, choosing a provider is not an issue in the Netherlands, said the consultancy.The independent survey had been instructed by parliament, which showed concern over steeply rising costs in the wake of Australia’s pensions reform.last_img read more

La Liga, Barca, Girona Ask Spanish FA for Permission to Play…

first_imgBarcelona, Girona and La Liga have asked the Spanish Football Federation for permission for the two Catalan clubs to relocate a match to the USA.The game, Girona’s ‘home’ match, would be held at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on 26 January at 19:45 GMT.A compensation package for Girona season ticket holders has been agreed. RFEF, the US Soccer Federation, UEFA and CONCACAF need to give permission for the game to go ahead.The President of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, has previously spoken out against the US game.The Spanish players’ union (AFE) has also opposed the match and following a meeting with La Liga on Monday, it said the players would have the “final say”.La Liga, Spain’s top flight, has agreed to play one game a season in the US as part of a 15-year deal with media company Relevent.Girona is in Catalonia, about 60 miles north east of Barcelona. The club says the match represents a chance for expansion and growth, both for the club and the region.La Liga is planning to subsidise travel and accommodation for fans affected by the relocated match.For Girona season ticket holders, there will be 1,500 free flights to Miami, with a choice of staying overnight for the weekend, or coming straight back after the match.For those who do not want to travel, there will be 5,000 free tickets to the away game against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on 23 September and 20% off their season ticket. Fans who cannot do either would get a 40% discount on their season ticket.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more