first_imgThe Swiss supreme court has ruled that BVG-Sammelstiftung Provitas, a collective pensions foundation, took inappropriate risks with its investment strategy before it went into liquidation and was closed in 2003.In late 2016 the court partially approved a complaint from the Swiss second pillar guarantee fund, the Sicherheitsfonds, which had to step in to pay legally promised benefits between November 2003 and August 2004.The rescue fund paid around CHF50m (€32m*) to the foundation over that period, although a spokesman at the guarantee fund said this amount has been reduced to around CHF40m due to repayments.In October 2012 the Sicherheitsfonds filed a suit with the social security court in the canton of Zurich to seek CHF8.3m, plus interest, in payment from the foundation’s board of trustees, the spokesman confirmed. The cantonal court dismissed the suit in September 2015, with the guarantee fund then filing a complaint with the supreme court.This has since ruled that, over the course of 2000, the Provitas trustee board violated the basic principle of ensuring the security of its assets by “significantly” expanding its equity investment without having built up adequate reserves beforehand.According to the supreme court ruling document, Provitas increased its equity holdings from CHF8.4m as at the end of 2009 to around CHF21.7m at the end of 2000. This represented a 10 percentage point increase in the share of total asset allocation, from 23.2% to 33.9%.The ruling said Provitas did not increase reserves accordingly before ramping up its equity exposure, meaning that, as at the end of 2000, reserves of only 2.6% were set aside for Provitas’ equity allocation (33.9%) – a “clearly insufficient” amount, according to the supreme court.The Provitas foundation had around 2,000 members in early 2003 before it went into liquidation.The supreme court’s ruling annuls the September 2015 decision from the Zurich cantonal court, which has to revisit the matter.Hans-Peter Konrad, director of ASIP, the Swiss pension fund association, said the supreme court ruling showed how important it was for the bodies governing pension funds to operate professionally.The management and monitoring of Pensionskassen must be responsible, transparent, and geared towards securing the long-term trust of members and other stakeholders, he said. *Based on an exchange rate as at 31 December 2003last_img read more

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle 6 simple secrets for perfect, velvety deviled eggs. by: – June 29, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 42 Views   no discussions By Jessie Price,Deputy Food Editor for EatingWell MagazineWhen it comes to bringing an appetizer to a party, I know I can never go wrong with deviled eggs. The last time I brought a double batch of them to a party (48 servings!), people started rushing me…but not to say “Hi,” give hugs and kisses, etc. Instead it was more like a stampede with exclamations of “Oh my god, you made deviled eggs!” People were grabbing the little puppies straight off the platter—it was clean 15 minutes later.Popular as these two-bite appetizers are, they’re not typically healthy. Classic deviled-egg recipes are loaded with fat and calories. Our healthier version of deviled eggs has about two-thirds of the calories of a classic recipe, half the total fat and about 25% less cholesterol and sodium.EatingWell Deviled Eggs34 calories2 grams fat1 gram saturated fat71 mg cholesterol85 mg sodiumClassic Deviled Eggs58 calories4 grams fat1 gram saturated fat94 mg cholesterol115 mg sodiumAlthough making deviled eggs is pretty straightforward, it is definitely possible to mess them up. Even though I’m the food editor of EatingWell Magazine, there are times I’ve added too much salt by accident. Other mistakes: way too much mustard or no mustard at all or (gag) broken eggshell in the filling. When done right, they’re smooth and creamy and the filling has the perfect balance of tangy and salty flavors. But if you follow these rules for making perfect deviled eggs it’s not hard to make them delicious and healthier too. How? Here are my 6 simple secrets for perfect, velvety deviled eggs.Don’t go for the freshest eggs you can find. I know that sounds odd, and for most applications the fresher the better. But in this case, you don’t want to use eggs straight from the farm, as they’re harder to peel and you’ll end up losing half the whites in the process.Don’t overcook the eggs. My mom always said put them in water and boil for 12 minutes at a hard boil. Now I know gentler is better so that the yolks get just set, but not overcooked. Place the eggs in a saucepan filled with cool water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer and cook for 10 minutes.Peel like a pro. After you boil the eggs, run them under a little cold water so that they’re cool enough to handle. Then crack them all over and put them in cold water to finish cooling. This makes them easier to peel.Use two-thirds of the yolks. (The yolks have most of the calories and fat in eggs. One yolk has 5 grams of fat and 54 calories, compared with only 16 calories and no fat in an egg white.) Instead, use nonfat cottage cheese to stand in for some of the yolks—it keeps the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat.Instead of regular mayo choose low-fat. It has 15 calories per tablespoon and 1 gram of fat. It really is a miracle in creating a velvety filling.When it comes to a classic-tasting deviled egg, you must use yellow mustard. It has the right acidity and saltiness that adds a special punch. (If you’re a mustard snob, you can do a blend of a more high-brow mustard with a little yellow mustard.)Most of all, have fun! You don’t have to go just straight up and put mustard, mayo and paprika in your filling. Think of fun mix-ins like anchovies, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, chives, cilantro or Tabasco. Or even try stuffing them with guacamole. And don’t forget this important food-safety tip: don’t leave deviled eggs out longer than a couple hours. (If your parties are anything like mine, your guests will eat them much faster than that anyway!)Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese—keeping the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat. No one will know the difference.12 large hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), peeled1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise3 tablespoons minced fresh chives or scallion greens1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish2 teaspoons yellow mustard1/8 teaspoon saltPaprika for garnish1. Halve eggs lengthwise with a sharp knife. Gently remove the yolks. Place 16 yolk halves in a food processor (discard the remaining 8 yolk halves). Add cottage cheese, mayonnaise, chives (or scallion greens), relish, mustard and salt; process until smooth.2. Spoon about 2 teaspoons yolk mixture into each egg white half. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.Makes 24 servings.Per serving: 34 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 71 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 0 g fiber; 85 mg sodium; 31 mg potassium.Tip: To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.last_img read more

first_img Only Cole’s fine early strike separated the teams until Nolan put the result beyond doubt in the 76th minute, but the Hammers would already have been out of sight had they been more clinical. It was a tough opening to Cardiff’s first appearance in the top flight since 1962, but there was enough fight on display to suggest they have a chance of avoiding an immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship. With just goalkeeper David Marshall to beat, Cole would have had a second after being played in by a beautiful pass but his control deserted him. Diame was becoming increasing influential and Cardiff were relieved when his shot, which deflected off struggling full-back Matt Connolly, crept around the right post. Cardiff made a bright start to the second half with Fraizer Campbell prominent and a frantic goalmouth scramble ensued with West Ham prevailing through sheer weight of numbers. The match was evenly balanced now as it swept from end to end, Cole again undermined by his control as he took sight of goal. Once more Cardiff were skating on thin ice as Marshall almost pushed a pass to Maiga into the path of Nolan. Downing arrived with 20 minutes left and he soon injected life into an increasingly lethargic West Ham by dashing forward with the ball. He then teed up Nolan at the far post only for Ben Turner to intervene at the critical moment. The Hammers finally produced their second with 15 minutes remaining when Mark Noble launched a crafty run along the edge of the area before finding Nolan who expertly swept the ball into the net. Cardiff substitute Nicky Maynard almost pulled a late goal back for the visitors, but he scooped his shot over the bar from close range after coming under pressure from Collins. West Ham made a comfortable start to the new season with goals from Joe Cole and Kevin Nolan ensuring Cardiff’s Barclays Premier League debut ended in a 2-0 defeat. The Premier League newcomers have spent close to £30million over the summer and they paraded record £9.5million signing Gary Medel at Upton Park, but he was largely anonymous, as was his fellow new recruit Steven Caulker. Stewart Downing, West Ham’s £5million recruit from Liverpool, made his debut in the final 20 minutes and his introduction gave West Ham an extra gear in a more finely-balanced second half. The Hammers were coasting until the interval after creating several good chances that were wasted by Cole, Matt Jarvis and Mohamed Diame. Two of them were heavily involved early on, Jarvis floating a clever cross to the far post only for Cole to produce a poor header as West Ham failed to make the most of a promising start that saw the trickery of Modibo Maiga cause problems. Maiga helped set up a chance for Jarvis that was spoilt by the winger’s poor first touch and Cardiff staged a counter attack that ended with Kim Bo-kyung driving high and wide over the crossbar. Kim had Craig Bellamy in support and the South Korean was scalded by his captain for declining to pass. Play quickly swept to the other end as West Ham plundered their first goal by capitalising on some indecisive defending. Jarvis, who was proving a handful down the right, sent a pass across the face of goal to Cole who controlled the ball, turned and stabbed it into the bottom right corner. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Press Association A commuter, identified in media reports as Souleymane S, appeared to be prevented from boarding a train by supporters travelling to the Parc des Princes for the Champions League draw with Paris St Germain. Footage captured by a bystander shows Souleymane being pushed back on to the platform amid chants of ”we’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it”. Writing in the match programme for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley – the club’s annual ‘Game for Equality’ – Terry offered his view on the incident. “Football is a sport for everyone, that is one of the main reasons why we love it, and what happened on the Paris Metro was unacceptable,” Terry said. “The club has reacted quickly to deal with the situation and will continue to do so.” Terry was given a four-match ban and fined £220,000 in 2012 after being found guilty by the Football Association of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. Alongside that punishment, the regulatory commission in the case stressed that Terry was “not a racist”. Buck expressed similar sentiments to manager Jose Mourinho, who spoke out at Friday’s pre-match press conference, by saying the club were “disgusted” and “appalled” by the racial abuse, adding that owner Roman Abramovich was also “disgusted”. “Tuesday night was a crossroads for us. Despite there only being a small group of individuals involved, it showed there is still work to be done to eradicate discrimination – in all its forms,” Buck said. “We are determined to do all we can to wipe it out.” center_img Chelsea captain John Terry and chairman Bruce Buck have expressed their anger after a black man was allegedly racially abused by Blues fans in Paris on Tuesday night.last_img read more

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo admitted his Chelsea side suffered a hangover from their midweek Champions League win over Benfica, but insisted they showed their strength by managing to beat Wigan.The interim boss made a host of changes for the game against the Latics, but the home side produced a below-par display.Juan Mata got Chelsea’s winner.Nevertheless, Chelsea’s 2-1 victory – their eighth win in 10 matches since Di Matteo was placed in charge – moved them a step closer to the top four.AdChoices广告“After a Champions League game there’s always a concern that you might have a little hangover for the weekend,” he said.“I think in the first half we didn’t really get into the game. The tempo was slow and the intensity was low, and there’s always that concern when you play midweek.“But we are in a position that we have to win and we are pleased that we got the three points even though you’d say it wasn’t a sparkling performance.“I think that also shows the strength of the team. Teams that win the league don’t always put a sparkling performance in.”See also: Last-ditch Mata goal gives Chelsea victoryFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgFrank Lampard Tammy Abraham’s goals against Norwich will “do wonders for his confidence” and the striker will get “better and better”, says Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.Abraham repaid Lampard’s faith in youth as his two goals – his first for the club – helped the Blues to their first win of the season at Carrow Road, with Mason Mount also on the scoresheet.In a frantic first half, Norwich twice equalised through Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki, who scored his fifth goal of the season, but the Canaries struggled against a dominant Chelsea side after the break. Chelsea’s starting line-up had an average age of 24 years and 208 days – their youngest in the Premier League since February 1994.“I spoke to Tammy before the game today and I said to him that I felt today was the day,” said Lampard. “A bit of kidology really because who knows before the game, but I do trust in him and as a young striker you need that support. I did feel something for him today and it will do wonders for his confidence.”Abraham was the target of racist abuse on social media after the Chelsea’s Super Cup defeat by Liverpool in Istanbul earlier this month.“He has had a tough little period for the reasons we all know and strikers get judged purely on goals at times which is sometimes slightly unfair, but when you ask about character and enthusiasm to play for this club then he is right up there,” added Lampard.“You see it every day and he can get better and better so I am really pleased for him.“In terms of playing, hopefully he will see my belief in him from the fact he is playing and hopefully from the fact I want to do extra shooting with him daily, every type of finishing and the first one today was top drawer. That comes from work on the training ground.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgPeter Silk was at the match for Tipp FM Sport.Elsewhere, Nenagh Ormond hosted Queens University at New Ormond Park. That game finished all square on a full time score of Nenagh Ormond 15 Queens University 15. And in the Guinness PRO12, two tries in the last five minutes from Felix Jones and JJ Hanrahan saw Munster draw 25-points apiece away to the Scarlets. Cashel travelled to Stevenson Park to take on Dungannon in the Ulster Bank League Division 2A. The Tipp club however failed to secure a four try bonus point as the Dungannon defence held tough. The full time score was Dungannon 0 Cashel RFC 22. last_img read more

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football, organisers of the most prestigious annual African Footballer of the Year award and its sponsor, Globacom, have assured the global football fraternity that the 2013 Glo-CAF Awards slated for January 9, 2014 in Lagos will be magical in scope and scale.Both Globacom and CAF gave the assurance at a joint press conference in Lagos on Monday.  Globacom’s National Sales Coordinator, Segun Adeyemo represented the company while the Director of Media Division, Confederation of African Football, Mr. Junior Binyam, spoke on behalf of CAF.Both Glo and CAF said every attention has been paid to great details to ensure the emergence of a credible winner through a very transparent process. They also pledged that the presentation ceremony to be held at Eko Hotel will be an unprecedented spectacle.According to Globacom,  the 2013 Glo-CAF Awards with the theme: “Icons of Africa: Past, Present, Future,” is aimed at “honouring the legacy of the past; celebrating the Icons of today and inspiring the Icons of the future.”  Coming on the heels of the release of the list of Top 25 African best players by CAF, Binyam stated that coaches and captains of African national football teams will vote for the best player in the continent and the list will be pruned down from 25 to the Top Ten, Top Five and Top Three in subsequent weeks. He said one of the Top Three will be unveiled as the winner at the awards night. “The count down to the Awards night has started,” he said.Binyam commended Globacom for sponsoring the Glo-CAF Awards since 2005, adding that the partnership is worth celebrating.   He called on African companies to support African football at both local and International levels, adding that the continent stands to gain tremendously from such support.The Globacom representative, Adeyemo said the company’s  partnership with CAF, which is in its 8th year, is in “line with its vision of raising the profile of African football and the continent’s players, just as the Glo network is dedicated to adding value to the lives of the people in the countries where the company has its footprint.”Said he: “The Glo-CAF award is instituted as an annual event to bestow  honour  on individuals within the fraternity of football in Africa who distinguished themselves by putting up outstanding performances in their core areas of strength within the year under review.  They include players, managers, administrators and football supporters.”According to him, “the award recognizes the exemplary contributions such categories of people have made toward the development and promotion of football, on and off the pitch within the period.   In addition to using the award to boost the performances of footballers within the continent, it also enhances the standard of play and the administration of football in the continent.”He saluted African young men and women footballers who have been plying their trade with all sense of responsibility and dignity all over the world, adding that “their football sense and artistry has given us the hope that one day, an African nation will win the FIFA World Cup.”last_img read more

first_imgNASCAR instituted rules after qualifying at Fontana two weeks ago saying drivers could not block other drivers from leaving pit road.Newman appeared to get in front of Bowyer on his way out Friday, but as of right now there has been no penalty. NASCAR AT TEXAS: Hamlin predicted mayhem in qualifyingHe “vented” to FS1 after the run.”We talked about clogging, (that) was our conversation before qualifying, it says really clearly in all (the) terms how you can’t clog the middle and I’ll be damned if the first time that (Newman) clogs the middle, then they call it discretionary,” Bowyer said.More from Bowyer. pic.twitter.com/GmtlXItKYg— Thomas Lott (@tlott33) March 30, 2019He continued: “You’re here venting and just pissed off for no reason, it’s just stupid. Anyway, I’m going to go back and pout and be pissed off. I appreciate you letting me vent on national television, Jamie (Little), but this is the second time that I’ve been bit by it and I’m tired of it.” Clint Bowyer was not happy with Ryan Newman, NASCAR or qualifying on Friday.After Bowyer appear to get blocked on pit road by Newman during the first round of qualifying for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, he was unable to get out onto the track initially and as a result qualified 25th and will start way back in the pack.last_img read more