ICYMI: Governor Wolf’s #PAbudget Facebook Town Hall

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf February 22, 2017 ICYMI: Governor Wolf’s #PAbudget Facebook Town Hall   SHARE  TWEET SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Budget News,  The Blog,  Videos Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf hosted a Facebook Town Hall to answer your questions about his 2017-2018 Budget Proposal and other topics, including Medicaid expansion, REAL ID, and property taxes.The governor responded to questions posted by Facebook users from Altoona, Erie, Philadelphia, Warren, Wilkes-Barre (and more) — and also accepted an invitation by Mayor Anthony Celeste to visit Coraopolis.If you didn’t get to watch the live stream on the governor’s Facebook page, you can watch a replay of the town hall below.Skip to the governor’s answers on topics that matter most to you by clicking on these subjects.Affordable Care Act (1:32)Property Taxes (2:36)REAL ID (4:18)Unemployment Compensation (5:57)Property Taxes (8:18)Rural Health (9:52)Legalizing Marijuana (11:40)Minimum Wage (12:36)Intellectual Disabilities (15:07)Pensions (15:50)Severance Tax (17:48)Libre’s Law/Anti-Animal Cruelty (19:56)Unification of Health and Human Services & Aging Services (20:44)Public Safety (22:28)Substance Abuse Epidemic (24:54)LGBT Equality (28:43)Retirement Incentive (30:03)Veterans (31:16)Online Poker (32:16)To learn more about the governor’s budget proposal, you can visit the Governor’s Executive 2017-2018 Budget web page.last_img read more

BT Pension Scheme appoints former NOW: Pensions boss as CEO

first_imgNilsson said: “I very much look forward to working with the trustees and the rest of the team. It is an ambitious and dynamic organisation with a history of successfully using the scale of the fund to find new innovative and forward-looking ways to protect its members’ interests. It is a great privilege to be joining the BT Pension Scheme management.” In May, BTPS’ trustees agreed a £13bn funding plan with its sponsor BT, the FTSE 100-listed telecommunications giant, as part of a 13-year plan to plug its funding shortfall.Other measures taken to cut the pension scheme’s liabilities included closing its defined benefit sections and working with unions to create a hybrid plan.In April, BTPS sold a 60% stake in Hermes Fund Managers, its in-house asset manager, to US firm Federated Investors, raising £246m. The UK’s largest company pension scheme has named Morten Nilsson as its chief executive officer.The £50.7bn (€57.2bn) BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) announced this morning that Nilsson – formerly of Denmark’s ATP and UK master trust NOW: Pensions – would succeed Eileen Haughey , who left earlier this year following the completion of the scheme’s 2017 valuation process.In his new role Nilsson will lead BTPS’ asset and liability management functions, scheme operations, and administration, all of which are predominantly run in-house.Nilsson worked for Danish pension provider ATP for more than 10 years in a variety of roles, including business development director and CEO of its administration arm. In 2010 he became head of international operations, spearheading ATP’s expansion into the UK. He was founding CEO of NOW: Pensions, a UK defined contribution master trust and subsidiary of ATP. He left NOW: Pensions in August last year.last_img read more

T&T retain Regional U-17 title after tropical storm Don ruins final round

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago retained their Regional Under-17 title after all three final-round matches were abandoned because of heavy rain from the passage of tropical storm Don here yesterday.The hosts ended on 19.8 points with Barbados second on 16 and Windward Islands third on 14.7. Leeward Islands finished narrowly ahead of Guyana (13.3) with 13.4 while Jamaica were bottom on 1.3 after sustaining four defeats in their five matches.Playing at the National Cricket Centre, T&T limited Leewards to 214 all out off 47.3 overs, before the rains arrived and ruined any chance of a reply.Demari Benta, batting at number seven, top-scored with 47 while opener Uri Smith got 27 and captain Elroy Francis, 26.There were two key partnerships during the innings with Smith adding 48 for the first wicket with Shaquan Pemberton (24) and Francis and Paul Miller (18) posting another 44 for the fifth wicket.When Leewards slumped from 128 for four to 148 for seven, Benta then shepherded the innings, striking seven fours in a 60-ball knock.Off-spinner Avinash Mahabirsingh was the best bowler with three for 48 from his 10 overs.At Gilbert Park, Barbados dismissed Guyana for 149 off their 50 overs before rain also prevented them from starting their reply.Opener Sachin Singh top-scored with 29 while Kevin Christian and Kevlon Anderson both chipped in with 25.Anderson and Singh put on 41 for the third wicket before Christian and Ashmead Nedd (23) added 35 for the fifth wicket but Guyana lost their last six wickets for just 23 runs.Fast bowler Matthew Forde led the Barbados attack with four 34 while fellow new-ball seamer Ramon Simmonds claimed three for 44.In the other game at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, opener Kirk McKenzie struck a stroke-filled 81 off 60 balls as Jamaica reached 186 for seven off 48 overs against Windward Islands before the game was abandoned.McKenzie counted 14 fours and two sixes, dominating a 53-run third-wicket stand with Geordae Seymour (9) and a 44-run, third-wicket partnership with Jerome Johnson who was unbeaten on a patient 40.Off-spinner Garvin Serieux was the leading bowler with three for 33.last_img read more