More than half (58%) of global respondents feel that phased retirement is a very or extremely important occupational benefit, according to research by the Aegon Centre for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR) and the Transamerica Centre for Retirement Studies.The A retirement wake-up call: the Aegon retirement readiness survey 2016 report, which surveyed 14,400 employees and 1,600 fully retired people across 15 countries, also found that globally, 39% of employees cite employment-related factors as prompts to start saving for retirement. For 16%, this is their employer paying into a retirement plan, 14% start saving once they are automatically enrolled into their employer’s plan, and 10% begin saving for retirement when they have got their first job.The research also found:65% of employee respondents find the idea of automatic enrolment based on a contribution level of 6% of annual salary to be very or somewhat appealing.38% of employee respondents do not have a retirement plan.41% of employee respondents are offered a retirement plan with employer contributions.32% of part-time employees are offered a retirement plan with employer contributions compared to 44% of full-time employees.28% of employee respondents are offered phased retirement as an option.38% of employee respondents are ‘habitual savers’ who are always saving for retirement and 23% are ‘occasional savers’ who save for retirement from time to time.Around a quarter (26%) of respondents believe they are on track to achieving their retirement income needs.Almost half (47%) of respondents are prompted to start saving for retirement following major lifestyle changes such as starting a family (16%) or turning a certain age (32%).Catherine Collinson, president at the Transamerica Centre for Retirement Studies and executive director at Aegon Centre for Longevity and Retirement, said: “People expect to live for 20 years in retirement but the reality is that they may live even longer. Increases in longevity may require individuals needing to work longer in order to adequately fund retirement. Working longer can also promote active living and healthy ageing.”
Taxi organisation Addison Lee is to face legal action over the status of its drivers and their entitlement to workers’ rights, such as holiday pay and the national minimum wage.The legal action is being brought by the GMB trade union on behalf of three Addison Lee drivers, who are being represented by law firm Leigh Day.The claim argues that drivers at Addison Lee should be classified as workers rather than self-employed. This would entitle the drivers to employment rights, such as holiday pay and the national minimum wage.The hearing begins today at the Central London employment tribunal (Tuesday 4 July 2017).Maria Ludkin, legal director at GMB, said: “Addison Lee is shirking its responsibilities through bogus self-employment. Addison Lee drivers work for Addison Lee and are entitled to the same basic rights and benefits as workers in other industries.”Liana Wood, employment lawyer at Leigh Day, added: “Addison Lee currently denies that its drivers are entitled to the most basic of workers’ rights. They argue that drivers do not work for Addison Lee but instead work for themselves and are self-employed. On behalf of our clients we will claim that Addison Lee is wrongly classifying its drivers as self-employed with the result that drivers are denied the rights and protections that they were lawfully intended them to have, including the right to not have their contracts terminated because they are members of a trade union.“We will argue that Addison Lee exerts significant control over its drivers in order to provide a highly trained and vetted driving service to the public. If Addison Lee wishes to operate in this way, and to reap the substantial benefits, then it must acknowledge its responsibilities towards those drivers as workers.“This claim is vital for the thousands of Addison Lee drivers who work in England and Wales and has implications even wider than that. We are seeing a creeping erosion of employment rights as [organisations] misclassify their workers as self-employed so as to avoid paying them holiday pay and the national minimum wage.”Addison Lee had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.
The accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for the UK’s largest 350 organisations fell from £134 billion at the end of May 2017 to £131 billion at 30 June 2017, according to research by Mercer.Its Pensions risk survey, which is based on projections and analysis of FTSE 350 organisations’ financial statements adjusted from their financial year end, also found that asset values fell by £11 billion to reach £738 billion at 30 June 2017, compared to £749 billion at the end of May 2017.Liability values fell by £14 billion from £883 billion at the end of May 2017 to £869 billion at the end of June 2017.Le Roy van Zyl (pictured), partner at Mercer, said: “The drivers affecting pension fund finances are still volatile. For example, towards the end of the month funding levels were supported significantly by improving long term interest rates. Given that we have had such improvements before, only for rates to subsequently deteriorate again, trustees and sponsors need to decide whether to lock in some of this good news. Some may have programmes in place already to de-risk as soon as conditions improve, but these are quite possibly out of date.“With changes in economic outlook, developments in a sponsor’s financial position, and the fluctuating attractiveness of other sources of risk, a different de-risking action may be appropriate. Indeed, it may be appropriate to replace a scheduled action with another that better fits the current circumstances and views. Under an integrated risk management framework it is important that regular review takes place across the range of areas being pursued.”
EXCLUSIVE:Over one half (61%) of respondents did not receive a Christmas reward from their employer last year, according to research by Edenred.Its Edenred Christmas reward 2017 report, which surveyed 1,000 UK employees, also found that under half (47%) of respondents have not received a reward from their employer in recognition of hard work or achievements over the past 12 months, including at Christmas,The research also found:58% of respondents state that they want a reward other than cash at Christmas, and 61% admit that their employer commonly gives a non-cash reward.72% of respondents believe Christmas reward is performance related.61% of respondents feel that Christmas reward makes them feel more appreciated.26% of respondents work in an organisation where their employer cannot give a reward.29% of respondents who are able to receive a gift from their employer expect to get one this year.Andy Philpott (pictured), sales and marketing director at Edenred, said: “It’s clear from our research that although no employer is obliged to give Christmas or end-of-year reward, those who do not are missing an opportunity to generate goodwill in the workplace with an unexpected gift. Rather than being [an] outdated idea, employees see Christmas reward as something which can build engagement and motivation.“The key learning from our research for those employers who do plan to give something is to ensure they don’t simply fall back on traditional gifts such as cash, wine and chocolates, and make sure they give the gifts which employees actually want. What matters as much as giving a gift is that it is personalised, easy to send and receive and makes use of digital to give a great user experience.”
(WSVN) – The Coast Guard has repatriated 232 Cuban migrants since last Wednesday.The migrants were intercepted at sea between Cuba and South Florida during 19 separate incidents.Under the “wet-foot, dry-foot policy,” Cuban migrants who make it to U.S. land are allowed to remain, but if they are caught at sea, they are repatriated.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
RENO, Nev. (WSVN) — A Nevada judge sentenced a Reno man to 39 life sentences, one for each count of child sexual abuse he was accused of, prosecutors said.Forty-five-year-old Valentin Corrales was found guilty of 39 counts of lewdness with a minor under the age of 14, sexual assault of a child, and sexual assault in December 2016.According to the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, Corrales sexually abused four children over a 25-year span.At sentencing, Judge Elliott Sattler imposed 39 life sentences against Corrales, ordering that they all be served consecutively. He is not eligible for parole.In February 2015, a 19-year-old victim reported to police that she had been a victim of sexual abuse by Corrales for the last 13 years.An investigation followed revealing additional victims whose years of abuse went back to 1994. All victims reported the sexual abuse started when they were approximately 6 or 7 years old.During closing arguments, prosecutor Nicole Hicks argued that Corrales’ motivation in life was to create “unrestricted, unfettered and unlimited access to child victims.” Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida trooper who was struck by a car while standing along the 836 Expressway, last month, is on the road to recovery.Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Carlos Rosario could be seen in a wheelchair and neck brace, but he’s in high spirits and gave a thumbs up to 7News cameras.The 12-year veteran is showing signs of progress after he was seriously injured back on March 17.He was in the process of pulling someone over for speeding on the Dolphin Expressway when he was struck. He was standing on the side of the road.Fellow troopers visited Rosario at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Friday.They said their colleague is still in some pain, but in good spirits. There is no word yet as to when he may be released.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating two men who were caught on camera literally breaking into a U-Haul store in North Miami and taking off with a pickup truck.Surveillance video captured the burglars as they used a sledgehammer to break through a wall at the business, located along Northwest Seventh Avenue and 128th Street, Monday morning.Investigators said the duo then stole the truck.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
(WSVN) – Reports are indicating that the Trump administration has some major opposition to a deal that would allow Cuban baseball players to come to the United States.The deal, which would allow players to come to the U.S. without defecting, was reached earlier in December between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation.In exchange, the MLB would pay a release fee.However, the administration is reportedly planning to block the deal.Some lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., claim the Cuban Baseball Federation is run by the Cuban government, meaning the government would benefit from the payments.Rubio said the deal is “illegal and immoral.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – A gas leak in the City of Miami led to the evacuation of several area businesses.City of Miami Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene along Northwest Seventh Avenue, from 58th to 62nd streets, early Saturday morning.Officials said a six-inch gas line ruptured, forcing the businesses to evacuate.“Some construction work was being performed when an excavator hit a major gas line,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll. “Now, this gas line caused a high pressure line to be damaged … Our hazardous materials team responded out here, and they were able to identify the damage that was done.”After firefighters tried and failed to dig a hole next to the broken gas line, the leak was eventually clamped off on both sides of the street.No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The KPFA is now asking the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to release the true number of large late run Kenai King Salmon “so the true impact to the fishery are brought to light.” According to KPFA, the setnet harvest is estimated to be 200 to 250 Kenai-bound large kings. “Such disregard for the truth only fuels the ongoing Cook Inlet fish wars at a time when all user groups should be seeking solutions to provide prudent and equitable access, while maintaining healthy salmon stocks.” According to the release KPFA stated: “The Board of Directors along with the hundreds of Alaskan family-owned, Cook Inlet setnet fishing businesses call on the Kenai River Sportfishing Association to halt its dishonest misinformation campaign regarding late run Kenai River King Salmon harvest in the East Side Setnet Fishery.” The KSRA on Friday, July 13, submitted a request to Governor Walker “to act now and direct the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) to halt further commercial set net fishing in the Cook Inlet.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Board of Directors for the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association sent out a press release on Monday, July 16, in response to the Kenai River Sportfishing Associations request to shutdown commercial fishing. According to KPFA, the KRSA executive director Ricky Gease has twice this season provided false information to news organizations claiming that setnetters have harvested 1,700 large late run Kenai King Salmon since July 1, 2018.
The Department was toned out to a report of a structure fire at 1005 Angler Drive. Upon arrival crews found an outside tent and contents on fire. Several 20 lbs LP tanks were venting and on fire, according to Prior. The crews quickly had the fire under control. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Fire Department responded to a tent and its contents on fire, around 3:19pm, on Thursday. Kenai Battalion Chief Tony Prior: “The fire was caused by wood chips from a smoker being placed into a plastic trash can that caught on fire and spread to the tent and nearby LP tanks.” Prior: “Be careful of where you are discarding ashes for your smokers, but when you pull those ashes out put them in a rocky place. Be sure to have a water source available and ensure they are all the way put out before you discard them.”
20061,153,000 “We have tremendous respect and admiration for those who share our passion for the protection of animal rights,” reads a statement submitted to FOLIO: by Sports Illustrated. “We are rigorous in our adherence to the laws protecting the rights of animals and continue to place close scrutiny the ways in which we feature the beauty of the animal kingdom.”In February, Time staff writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen wrote a blog post (“My Company Made Me Look at Porn”) criticizing Time Inc. for distributing the swimsuit issue to employees.SWIMSUIT AT THE NEWSSTAND So how is the issue selling? Sports Illustrated says it is on pace for 1.2 million in single copy sales, the most since 2004 [see chart]. In the six weeks since the issue was posted online, Sports Illustrated says it has received 8 million unique visitors and 360 million page views. 20081,200,000* 20041,400,000 20071,050,000 20051,083,000 YEARSINGLE COPY SALES If you thought you’d heard it all in terms of the backlash surrounding Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue—subscribers, Time Inc. staffers—think again.Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, a Washington state-based organization that supports chimpanzees “discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries,” has organized a letter-writing campaign protesting the magazine’s use of animals in its swimsuit pictorials.In a letter sent to Sports Illustrated, Julia Gallucci of Chimpanzee Sanctuary criticized the magazine’s use of a macaque and a bear on location at a Russian vodka distillery. “I wanted to let you know that exotic animals typically endure excessively brutal training methods at the hands of their trainers, who dominate the animals and force them to perform unnatural behaviors for the camera,” Gallucci wrote. “Please make the responsible decision never to exploit exotic animals in your publication again.” An SI rep says the magazine has received more than two dozen similar letters. SOURCE: SI * estimate
The third quarter proved to be another positive three-month period for consumer magazines, with advertising pages increasing 3.6 percent (marking the second consecutive quarter of slight growth) and estimated ad revenues jumping up by 5.3 percent. Also noteworthy was that the automotive advertising category reported a 43 percent growth in ad pages to 2,606.78 pages, the biggest increase among the 12 categories tracked by PIB. Year-to-date, the increase is smaller (+24.7 percent, at 6,853.12 pages) but still represents the biggest growth through the first nine months.While auto advertising by no means has returned to where it was a couple years ago (it’s still down more than 30 percent from a reported 10,190.54 pages through the third quarter 2008), auto makers advertise in all types of magazines, so the upswing is significant in that it affects titles all across the industry. And, of course, no category is impacted more specifically than auto-related magazines. The auto title that has seen the biggest ad page gain through the first nine months of the year is Source Interlink Media’s Automobile magazine, which has grown ad pages 16.1 percent to 421.76 pages. HFMUS’ Car and Driver, which has the biggest market share with 607.89 pages, reported an ad page increase of 4 percent through the first nine months. The only auto title to report a loss for the period was Hot Rod, at -0.2 percent. Ira Gabriel, publisher of Automobile and Motor Trend magazines, attributes the growth in auto industry advertising to the auto makers fighting for market share. And Gabriel’s team has made strides to capitalize on that growth. “During this past year, we have made a focused effort to sit with our clients, listen to their objectives and goals and return back branded solutions that drive influencers,” Gabriel says. “For example, Automobile editor-in-chief Jean Jennings recently produced a number of special integrated inserts for – multiple GM divisions, Lexus (on the launch of the LFA) and BMW. These special sections included ideas brought to the auto companies by Jean and her staff, which created a branding message and strong association with Automobile Magazine. Together with print, the integration was comprised of online, video, email and radio.”Collectively, the six auto titles tracked by PIB reported an increase in ad pages of 6.82 percent. Year-to-date, Autoweek has grown ad pages 6.9 percent, Motor Trend is up 9.6 percent and Road & Track is ahead by 4.5 percent.
This article first appears in FOLIO: sister site minoneline.com. Jason Wagenheim, just 9½ months into his stint as publisher of Time Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly, is returning to Condé Nast with his hire as Glamour VP/publisher. Announcement was made this morning (Sept. 8) by CN publishing director Bill Wackermann, who had served as the monthly’s publisher since May 2004 but had made known his intentions to cede it now that his supervisory responsibilities have extended to Bon Appétit, Details and W.At EW, Wagenheim had reported to Time Inc. Style and Entertainment Group president and corporate chief revenue officer Paul Caine. Ad pages through the Sept. 9-16 “Fall TV Preview” were up fractionally, which is good considering the economy and EW celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010 with ad pages up 19%.Wagenheim’s CN star had risen during his 2008-2010 tenure as Vanity Fair associate publisher under VP/publisher (since Sept. 2006) Edward Menicheschi. There, he was credited for establishing VF’s successful integrated marketing program. He is also a past Condé Nast Media Group executive director and Condé Nast Traveler associate publisher.
The Air Force recently awarded an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to upgrade exterior lighting at Laughlin AFB, Texas, under an Energy Department program intended for small-scale energy conservation measures that can be installed in six months or less.The contract represents the first awarded by a DOD activity under the ESPC ENABLE program, reported Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs.“ESPC ENABLE was designed to help agencies that may have smaller buildings; facilities that are sometimes left out of the normal performance contracts,” said Kurmit Rockwell, ESPC manager at the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program.“On bases with many buildings, some of the smaller facilities are included in larger, traditional ESPCs. The problem is, if you just have a building over here or over there, or don’t want to assess an entire base, it is not cost effective to do a normal ESPC,” Rockwell said.The Laughlin project includes replacing about 1,400 existing exterior high pressure sodium, metal halide and compact fluorescent wall-pack lighting fixtures with high-efficiency light emitting diode models, as well as all associated lighting controls.The new LED fixtures are projected to reduce Laughlin’s annual energy usage by 863,000 kilowatt hours, saving the Air Force an estimated $81,000 per year. Based on those savings, the $910,000 project has a 12-year payback period. The controls will include automatic sunrise and sunset programming based on local longitude and latitude, accurate to-the-minute scheduling and battery backup, according to the story.“We’re very excited about this opportunity,” said Les Martin, ESPC program manager for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs.“Projects like this one provide substantial installation-level savings with a relatively quick project turnaround. We look forward to many more … and, being the first ESPC ENABLE in the DOD is icing on the cake,” Martin said. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
A newly signed memorandum of agreement between Patrick Air Force Base and Satellite Beach, Fla., will provide expanded opportunities for military and community youth to participate in recreational leagues and other programming. Children in Satellite Beach will be able to participate in the school-age care and open recreation programs offered by the installation, said Pam Jordan, family services flight chief for the 45th Space Wing. Similarly, military dependents will have opportunities to participate in community sports leagues and instructional programming in Satellite Beach, reported Space Coast Daily. Dan Cohen AUTHOR Patrick AFB has been working jointly with the Space Coast Economic Development Commission and Satellite Beach community leaders to find creative ways to leverage existing capabilities and resources under the Air Force Community Partnership program. The effort has looked for ways to increase the use of underutilized facilities to improve the quality of life for military personnel and their families, and the base’s host community, according to the story.
The defense sector, including military and veterans-related activity, was responsible for 247,000 jobs and $36.6 billion in total economic output in Colorado in 2017, a significantly greater impact on the state than previously believed, according to a recent study. A 2015 study found that the military was responsible for 170,000 jobs and $27 billion in total economic output in the state. The updated study also shows that the defense sector is responsible for 7.3 percent of state tax revenue, up from 5.5 percent. The higher results reflect the expanded scope of the new report, which added impacts from Veterans Affairs Department expenditures, veterans and military retirees, and the chemical weapons demilitarization mission at Pueblo Chemical Depot.The new study — sponsored by the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC and Military Affairs Council, Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Defense Council, and PuebloPlex — also revealed that military and veterans-related activity is more broadly distributed throughout the state than previously known. To be sure, DOD’s impact remains concentrated in Colorado’s Front Range, home to eight major installations. But many smaller counties throughout the state that recorded fewer than 100 jobs related to the defense sector in 2015 now have between 100 and 500 jobs, with that figure exceeding 500 in several counties, due to the addition of VA and veterans activity.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee Dan Cohen AUTHOR
The GRAMMY winner has held a low profile for the last couple of years, coming off his hugely successful debut album, 2014’s In The Lonely Hour. But judging from a new note Smith’s shared with fans, it seems he is poised to make his presence known again soon.”To all my beautiful fans, first of all I want to say thank you,” wrote Smith. “Thank you for being so patient and for letting me have the past year to really escape into my mind & write music so freely. I feel so rejuvenated and have so many stories I can’t wait to tell you. … The wait is so nearly over.” Sam Smith: “The Wait Is So Nearly Over” stay-him-new-sam-smith-music-coming-very-very-soon https://twitter.com/samsmithworld/status/903271570709381120 The Londoner’s debut spawned GRAMMYs for Best Pop Vocal Album and Record and Song Of The Year (“Stay With Me”) at the 57th GRAMMY Awards. He also took home the coveted Best New Artist award.Feature: Kacy Hill, Melissa Manchester On Building A Village Of Fans Facebook Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 8, 2015 – 10:52 pm Sam Smith Wins Record Of The Year Stay With Him: New Sam Smith Music Coming “Very, Very Soon” News Twitter GRAMMY winner says he’s “rejuvenated” — does this mean new music is on the way?Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Aug 31, 2017 – 3:33 pm Between new albums from the likes of Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Beck, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato, just to name a few, the schedule for new music in fall 2017 already looks pretty exciting. And now it’s looking like Sam Smith could be adding his name to the mix as well.
Eminem Announces Official Release Date For ‘Revival’ Eminem Announces ‘Revival’ Release Date eminem-announces-official-release-date-revival https://www.instagram.com/p/BcDTjdhH5Ls/?hl=en&taken-by=drdre Email This will be the GRAMMY-winning rapper’s first LP release since 2013’s GRAMMY-winning ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’Brian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 29, 2017 – 12:19 pm After months of teases, a brand-new single, and one of the most elaborate viral marketing campaigns we’ve seen in recent memory, Eminem’s latest album, Revival, finally has a release date. Dr. Dre made the official announcement this morning via Instagram. News Twitter Facebook Continuing the elongated marketing campaign that’s been grabbing headlines since late this past summer, the video announcement came in the form of a advertising spot with an actor presenting an apparent testimonial for a spoof pharmaceutical aimed a treating the fake disease “Atrox Rithimus.”Partway through the video, the actor reveals what pretty much everyone who’s been following the campaign had already figured out: Yes, Revival is actually the name of Eminem’s new album, and no, we’re not going to get any additional details on it before it comes out. (The latter piece of info came packaged with a bit of Eminem’s signature irreverent humor).Revival will hit store shelves and streaming services on Dec. 15.Miguel To Embark On North American TourRead more