Kristin Cain joins Pomerleau Real Estate Commercial Team as Broker/Marketing Assistant

first_imgKristin Cain, a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, has recently joined the Pomerleau Real Estate Commercial Team as a Broker and Marketing Assistant. Kristin’s 10 plus years of experience in residential real estate, organizational skill and positive energy make her the perfect complement to our Commercial Brokerage Team. We are thrilled to have her on board!Pomerleau Real Estate was founded in 1951 with a commitment to provide unparalleled service to our clients. The firm has established an outstanding reputation throughout New England and is one of the largest commercial brokerage and development firms in the State of Vermont, owning and managing over 2 million square feet of commercial property. The firm maintains leadership positions in the fields of Development, Commercial Brokerage, Property Management, and Business Services.Though each client’s needs differ considerably, the Pomerleau commitment to excellence in service remains constant. We apply our insight, experience, intelligence and resources to help our clients make informed real estate decisions. We are proud to be leaders in our industry and in the community in which we live.last_img read more

Dutch metal industry schemes inch closer to benefit cuts

first_imgThe declining coverage ratio makes it harder for pension funds to avoid benefit cuts, which must be applied when they have been underfunded for five consecutive years. Members of metal industry schemes PME and PMT could face benefit cuts in 2020To PMT and PME, their funding at the end of 2019 will be crucial to avoid cuts. At the end of October, their coverage ratios stood at 102.5% and 101.7%, respectively, compared to the required 104.3%.Although any cuts can be spread out over a 10-year period, they are unconditional and cannot be reversed.PMT said it was already looking at the procedure for reducing payments, adding that a dedicated page on its website would be set up as one of the ways of preparing its participants for such a scenario early next year.PME said it had already been communicating to members the risk of cuts through all its information channels during the past year.“We are trying to find a balance between warning and unnecessarily worrying our participants,” it said.PFZW and ABPABP and healthcare scheme PFZW have more leeway for improvement than the metal industry schemes, as their recovery plans started one year later. This means that any cuts would not have to be implemented before 2021.However, if funding were to suddenly plummet below the “critical coverage” level, reductions would have to be applied sooner. For ABP this level is 89%.Exceeding the minimum required funding level at the end of 2018 would be important to ABP, as any it would reset the recovery plan and take benefit reductions off the table for another five years.ABP has yet to factor in the slowdown in life expectancy improvements, as announced by the Actuarial Society (AG) last September. When it does, this would slightly increase its funding ratio at the end of 2018. The funding levels of the four largest Dutch pension funds dropped significantly in October due to falling equity markets and decreasing interest rates.Figures published by the schemes last week showed that their funding ratios declined by roughly 3 percentage points to approximately 101%, meaning metal industry schemes PMT and PME are closer to imposing benefit cuts in 2020.Last month, pension funds were hit by equity falls – the MSCI World index declined by 6.7% during the month – while interest rates, crucial for discounting liabilities also decreased, with the 30-year swap rate dropping almost 3 basis points to 1.5%.Civil service scheme ABP saw the value of its assets drop by 2.8% to €407bn, while its liabilities rose by 0.1% to €399bn, limiting its chances to recover to the required minimum funding ratio of approximately 105% by the end of the year.last_img read more

Mbappe dreams all-French Champions League final

first_imgRead Also: PSG fans celebrate UCL final qualification with fireworks“I feel good, better and better all the time, but I still have to wear a heavy strapping around it.“There is no more pain. I still need to take certain precautions but I am ready to help the team, give everything on the pitch. All I want is to win, that’s why I came here.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe is hoping Lyon beat Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final tonight  and set up an all-French final in Europe’s elite club competition this weekend. “I’d prefer Lyon for sure, because they are a French team,” Mbappe said when asked if he had a preferred opponent in the final after PSG’s 3-0 semi-final victory over RB Leipzig in Lisbon on Tuesday night.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TruePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Origin Story Of The Best Chocolate Thing Ever Created “It will be a very tough game. If it’s Bayern, fine, but if it were Lyon it would certainly make it a very special occasion.”PSG are the first French side through to the final of the Champions League since Monaco in 2004 after goals by Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat saw off Leipzig in a one-sided encounter at the Estadio da Luz.They would perhaps not be favourites in a final against Bayern, but they certainly would be against Lyon.PSG won the Ligue 1 title while Lyon came seventh in a season that was curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams met as recently as the end of July in the French League Cup final, with PSG winning on penalties after a 0-0 draw.Mbappe missed that game because of an ankle injury, suffered in the French Cup final against Saint-Etienne a week earlier.However, he returned to play a key role off the bench in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Atalanta last week and started against Leipzig.“The truth is that the night I got my injury against Saint-Etienne I thought that was it, that I wouldn’t come back” for the Champions League ‘Final Eight’, he said.“I cried all night, but the next morning I woke up and said to myself that I would do everything I could, get treatment all day and come home and get more treatment.“I knew the team would need me at some point, maybe not for my physical presence on the field but also being around the team and showing them I was ok.“I never wanted them to see that I was suffering. It was a difficult time but it was a real pleasure to come back against Atalanta and help the team qualify today.”Mbappe, 21, admitted he is still not back to peak fitness.last_img read more