A few weeks ago, Billboard broke the story that The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac were plotting to headline a new bicoastal festival called “Classic East” and “Classic West.” Today, the official announcement of Classic East and Classic West is here, revealing that the two-day festivals will also feature Journey, Steely Dan, Earth Wind & Fire, and The Doobie Brothers. The new pair of Classic Rock festivals will go down July 15th – 16th at Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium, and July 29th – 30th at Citi Field in New York City.Something similar to what was last year’s Desert Trip Music Festival, also known more casually as Oldchella, Classic East and Classic West are brought to you by industry superpowers Azoff MSG Entertainment, Live Nation, the Oak View Group, and Creative Artists Agency.This will mark the first shows from The Eagles since the death of founding member Glenn Frey, and since Don Henley announced their breakup. These are the only announced dates for both The Eagles and Fleedwood Mac in 2017.[via Billboard]
Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for Social Affairs, is currently exploring the possibility of allowing at least part of pension rights to remain with the pension fund at retirement, allowing participants to keep benefiting from investment returns.According to Van Meerten – who is also a professor of international pensions law at Utrecht University – if this were to become an option, it should also be applicable to the PPI vehicle.“If the mandatory participation of companies in industry-wide pension funds were to be abolished, the option of placing pension rights with a PPI would become even more attractive,” he added.Van Meerten claimed that support for mandatory industry-wide pension funds was dwindling and that solidarity was losing its significance, as risk was shifted increasingly towards individual participants.He said the impact on PPIs would depend largely on the details of Klijnsma’s proposals, due later this year.Nearly a dozen PPIs have been launched since January 2011. PPIs are managed by insurers, banks, asset managers and pension providers, which work together in varying capacities within the vehicle. The PPI implements collective DC plans in the second pillar and accrues pension assets for its participants, but they do not carry any risk. Initially, the vehicle was established to enable the implementation of cross-border arrangements. The expected end of mandatory annuity purchases for defined contribution (DC) pension schemes at retirement in the Netherlands could be a “watershed moment” for the new PPI vehicle, according to pensions lawyer Hans van Meerten.Explaining the marked increase of assets under management at PPIs, Van Meerten noted that an increasing number of Dutch companies were closing their pension funds in favour of the low-cost vehicle. According to figures from regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the combined AUM in PPIs increased by 226% to more than €1.2bn last year, following a 189% increase over the course of 2013.In the Netherlands, participants in a DC scheme must buy an annuity from an insurer at retirement date, but this requirement has come under increasing fire, in light of the continuing low-interest-rate environment.
They ran out comfortable 1-13 to 3 point winners over Clare champions St Josephs Miltown at the Clonmel Sportsfield yesterday afternoon.The game was played in horrendous conditions but manager Charlie McGeever says they used it to their advantage.Nemo Rangers of Cork stand between Commercials and a historic Munster club title in two weeks time.
Southern ZoneLadystrikers 2-2 Samaria LadiesPolice Ladies 1-1 Soccer IntellectualHasaacas Ladies 3-0 Sea Lions LadiesImmigration Ladies 3-3 Halifax Ladies FORMATThere are 16 teams in the National Women’s league. The teams are divided into two zones, the Southern Zone and the Northern Zone. There will be 14 matches played in the respective zones.There will be a play off between the champions of the two zones to determine the winner of the Women’s Premier League. Northern ZoneCoach Joyce Boateng-Agyei and her Supreme Ladies faced the wrath of Northern Ladies in a 6-0 drubbing in Tamale. This means Supreme Ladies have only picked up a point in six games. WEEK 6 RESULTSNorthern ZoneNorthern Ladies 6-0 Supreme LadiesFabulous Ladies 1-4 Prisons LadiesAmpem Darkoa Ladies 3-3 Pearl Pia LadiesAshtown Ladies 0-0 Kumasi Sports Academy Freelance sports journalist, Akosua Addai Amoo, pens her thoughts on the happenings of Week 6 of the National Women’s League and this week, she focuses on the exploits of Faustina Kyeremeh, the teams that cannot just stop drawing and the woes of Fabulous Ladies. It hasn’t been a fabulous season for the two time Northern Zone Champions, Fabulous Ladies, as they registered a successive defeat. Northern Zone leaders, Prison Ladies trashed Fabulous 4-1.Coach of Fabulous Ladies, Augustine Nana Atuahene, says his team is trying to merge old players and new players but he is hopeful things will improve.In the Kumasi Derby, it was scoreless as Ashtown drew with Kumasi Sports Academy.In a six-goal thriller, Pearl Pia Ladies drew 3-3 with Ampem Darkoa. Nana Mma Ladies missed the services of U-17 star, Ophelia Amponsah, who is currently in camp for national team dutyHowever, Tracy Twum stepped in to get one out of the three goals scored and a the woman-of-the-match award. Southern Zone“Some things is made by destiny, yes, other things by hard work, but quality you don’t learn. Quality you are born with.”-Zlatan IbrahimovicThat has been the story of Faustina Kyeremeh, popularly know as ‘Arrested’. She is a veteran in the Women’s Premier League after having played in every season since its start 8 years ago.Her pace, flair and skills as a striker saw her poached by Immigration from Ladystrikers three seasons ago.On match day 6, Kyeremeh scored twice as her team came from two goals down in the first half to secure a 3-3 draw with Halifax Ladies at home.It definitely had to be a draw nation steeze in the Southern Zone with three out of the four matches resulting in a draw.However, the undisputed crown for ‘draw nation’ goes to Police Ladies. It has been four consecutive draws this season commencing on match day three. Mary Berko’s goal in the 2nd half for Police Ladies salvaged a point for them against Soccer Intellectuals.Looking for options upfront Ladystrikers coach, Rashid Ididi converted goalie, Beatrice Nketsiah to a number 9 in the match against Samaria Ladies which led to a 2-2 draw.Image credit: Sika FotosThe four time Southern Zone Champions, Hasaacas, are back on the top of the league for the first time since season four of the Women’s league. The ‘Doo’ Ladies made it a fourth win on the trot after they defeated Sea Lions 3-0 at home. Follow Akosua Addai Amoo on Twitter @akosuaamoo