Tagged: 拉丁滑论步夜上海

16
Oct
2020

Wolf Administration Announces Workers’ Comp Insurance Rate Cut, Further Lowering Cost of Doing Business in Pennsylvania

first_img Press Release Boyertown, PA –Wolf Administration cabinet secretaries for the Insurance Department and Labor & Industry today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see another cut in workers’ compensation insurance rates while maintaining benefit levels for injured workers.Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller and Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino made the announcement at an event at Global Advanced Metals in Boyertown.Workers’ comp insurance rates will drop 6.21 percent, effective April 1, reducing a key expense for many companies and saving Pennsylvania businesses an estimated $150 million this year.“This significant rate cut comes on top of reductions during my administration’s first two years, which improved our state’s standing across the nation for this cost of doing business,” said Governor Wolf. “Today’s reduction will further help business owners create jobs that pay in Pennsylvania and at the same time, maintain fair benefits for workers injured on the job, something that is vital for families’ financial well-being and peace of mind.”Today’s rate cut announcement comes following a national study released last November, showing Pennsylvania improved its standing among states in workers’ comp insurance costs under the Wolf Administration, dropping from 17th highest to 26th highest from 2014 to 2016.  The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services conducted the study comparing workers’ comp insurance rates for 50 selected employment classes based on methods that put states’ workers’ comp rates on a comparable basis with a constant set of state-specific risk classifications.Commissioner Miller said her department under Governor Wolf’s leadership is working to maintain a vibrant and competitive workers’ compensation insurance market, helping keep costs down.“More than 325 companies offer workers’ compensation insurance coverage in Pennsylvania,” Commissioner Miller said.  “This means employers are able to find attractive, cost-efficient options for this vital insurance.”The rate reduction follows the Insurance Department’s approval of the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau’s annual loss cost filing. These loss costs are used to determine the premiums businesses pay for workers’ compensation insurance. The premium savings for an individual employer will vary based on the employer’s risk classification, claims experience and other factors. Not all employers will see a decrease.This is the sixth consecutive workers’ compensation insurance cut in as many years, and brings the cumulative savings to $720 million for the past six years. Workers’ compensation insurance covers the cost of medical care and rehabilitation for injured workers, and lost wages and death benefits for the dependents of those killed in work-related accidents.The other important component of today’s announcement is that benefit levels have been maintained for injured workers.  Labor & Industry Secretary Manderino said certified workplace safety committees, overseen by her department, are key for both cost and safety.“Certified workplace safety committees help employers and workers keep safety top-of-mind at all times,” Secretary Manderino said.  “And those companies with a committee receive a five percent discount on their workers’ comp insurance premiums.”More than 11,220 state-certified workplace safety committees have been established since March 1994, protecting more than 1,463,000 workers. Additionally, employers with certified workplace safety committees have saved close to $604.2 million in workers’ compensation premiums. These savings in insurance costs are due solely to the five percent premium discount provided to businesses that have these committees.Global Advanced Metals has a long-standing certified workplace safety committee and won a Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence in 2016. Global is a leading manufacturer of high performance tantalum metallurgical and powder products to the electronics, aerospace, automotive, and chemical manufacturing industries.“Global Advanced Metals, Inc. is proud of our safety record, which is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our workforce to our safety process.  This dedication to safety has been instrumental in our successful certification as an OSHA VPP Star site since 2008, as well as receiving the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence,” said Mark Lackey, Boyertown Facility General Manager.  “We could not have achieved this level without the safety focus and effort from all of our employees and contractors.  It is great to see that our efforts and the efforts of many companies in Pennsylvania have contributed to real cost reductions for current and future businesses in PA.”Secretary Manderino added her department’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Health & Safety Division provides employers with the most up-to-date and relevant safety information and benefits possible for employees.  Employers should contact their insurance company or agent for more information about how their workers’ compensation premiums will be affected.More information on Pennsylvania insurance products is available at www.insurance.pa.gov.For more information on making Pennsylvania’s workplaces safer, visit www.dli.pa.gov, “Workers’ Compensation Services.” March 30, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Wolf Administration Announces Workers’ Comp Insurance Rate Cut, Further Lowering Cost of Doing Business in Pennsylvanialast_img read more

29
Sep
2020

Morningstar buys 40% of ESG data firm Sustainalytics

first_imgThe deal followed a strategic collaboration between the two firms that resulted in the launch of the Morningstar Sustainability Rating in March 2016 for global mutual and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Morningstar CEO Kunal Kapoor said the deal allowed Morningstar to build on the momentum from the launch of the Sustainability Rating. “We have the largest ESG fund coverage universe today, and we look forward to continuing to meet the increasingly sophisticated ESG needs and requirements of our clients through integrated solutions and innovative research that highlights good stewardship, lower costs, and transparency for investors,” Kapoor said. The Morningstar Sustainability Rating, which covers more than 35,000 mutual funds and ETFs, uses Sustainalytics’ company-level ESG research, allowing investors to gauge how well companies held in their funds are managing ESG issues.  In October 2016, Morningstar launched the Global Sustainability Index Family, a series of 27 global equity indexes designed to provide a standard for sustainability investing. It also released company-level ESG metrics for the holdings of 35,000 mutual funds and ETFs in April 2017. A tool enabling investors to screen portfolios for various ethical issues was launched in June 2017. Michael Jantzi, chief executive officer of Sustainalytics, said: “Close collaboration with Morningstar over the last two years has helped to broaden distribution of our ESG research, allowing Sustainalytics to work with more asset managers and owners to integrate ESG into their investment processes.” Investment research firm Morningstar has acquired a 40% stake in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research and ratings firm Sustainalytics, in a sign of the growing consolidation in the field.The terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Steven Smit, head of sustainability at Morningstar, will join the Sustainalytics board of directors. The Sustainalytics executive team has also taken a minority equity stake in the company.It is the third major merger and acquisition deal involving investment data firms in less than year. In October 2016, S&P Dow Jones Indices picked up a controlling stake in carbon and environmental data company Trucost, while ISS acquired the investment climate data division of South Pole Group last month.Morningstar said the direct investment in Sustainalytics was “an important milestone in its long-term sustainability strategy and [would support] Sustainalytics’ ability to deliver high-quality, innovative ESG products and services to the global investment community”.  last_img read more

09
Sep
2020

Eagles Train ahead of Corsica Friendly

first_imgPlayers expected at the team’s Best Western Hotel camp Wednesday night include; Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Mikel Agu and Abdullahi Shehu.An interesting game is at hand for the three-time African champions, against a team that has only lost once in the nine matches it has played since forming a squad in 1967.The only defeat the Corsica Senior Team has suffered was a 0-1 reverse to the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a friendly in Bastia on May 14, 1998. The Lions were then preparing for the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals in France.The only time Corsica had played 1998 FIFA World Cup champions France was in February 1967, and the former won 2-0.Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football has appointed Tunisian arbiter, Youssef Essrayri, as the referee for next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Eagles and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo.Essrayri, 40, who became an international referee five years ago, will be assisted by compatriots Yamen Melloulchi (Assistant Referee 1), Hassen Abdelali (Assistant Referee 2) and Said Mohamed Kordi (Fourth Official).The match commissioner is Andy Quamie from Liberia and Kotey Alexander Neequaye from Ghana will be referee assessor.The encounter at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday, 10th June will open the curtain on the qualifying race in Group E for Cameroon 2019, with only the group winners guaranteed slots at the finals. Libya and Seychelles are the other teams in the pool.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles had their first training session in Ajaccio, France Wednesday morning ahead of Friday’s friendly match against the Corsica Senior team at the Stade Francois Coty.last_img read more

13
Aug
2020

Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal, serious doubt to face Real

first_imgMetatarsal injuries usually take weeks, if not months to recover from.Just last year, Neymar’s international team-mate Gabriel Jesus was out of action for two months after breaking a metatarsal with Manchester City, and has struggled with further injuries since.Neymar’s status for #PSG against Real Madrid will be in question after this nasty ankle injury … pic.twitter.com/krFQTavVgG— Goal (@goal) February 25, 2018Former England stars David Beckham and Wayne Rooney spent six weeks on the sidelines with metatarsal injuries in the past, with both still arguably being rushed back too soon for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups respectively.Brazil fans will also be keeping a close eye on Neymar’s fitness, especially after he missed their 2014 World Cup thrashing by Germany with injury.PSG, who lead the French top flight by a massive 14 points, also said that Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos had picked up a leg muscle problem.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Neymar carried off the pitch on Sunday’s game against Marseille where he picked the injuryParis, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar suffered a sprained ankle and a fractured metatarsal when he was stretchered off in Sunday’s win over Marseille, the Ligue 1 leaders announced on Monday.The Brazilian, who signed for PSG in a world-record move from Barcelona last year, is now a serious injury doubt for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes on March 6.PSG trail in the tie after a 3-1 first-leg defeat in Spain, with their hopes of a maiden Champions League title taking a further body blow with the confirmation of Neymar’s injury, although they didn’t specify how long the 26-year-old would be out of action. “Additional examinations performed today (ultrasound and CT) confirmed an external sprain of the right ankle, but also an associated fissure of the fifth metatarsal,” PSG said in a short statement.The chances of Neymar returning to fitness in time to face the reigning European champions now appear extremely slim.He is all but certain to miss Wednesday’s French Cup quarter-final against Marseille and the weekend’s Ligue 1 visit to Troyes, with the Real clash just three days later.last_img read more

12
Aug
2020

Worcestershire’s David Guest is Midlands Steward of the Year

first_img Worcestershire’s David Guest of Halesowen Golf Club has won the title of Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s Midlands region. He received his trophy at the annual presentation lunch at The Counting House in London, when the national and regional winners were celebrated. David commented: “It’s really great to win an award where you have been voted for by your members and it shows you’re going in the right direction. But, it’s very much a team effort at Halesowen.” The competition, to find and recognise England’s top golf club stewards, is run by Fuller’s and England Golf and is now in its seventh year. The 2013 edition attracted a record entry, with over 700 votes cast and more stewards nominated than ever before. David, a keen golfer, has helped to create a community spirit at Halesowen and has had a positive effect on the club’s finances. He’s a qualified chef and was quick to introduce home-made specials at the club, accompanied by the weekly local guest beers and Halesowen’s ‘own-label’ house wine. He runs a weekly carvery, which has a three-week waiting list, puts on monthly quiz nights and a host of other functions including casino nights, cuisine nights and a masked summer ball. He also hosts outside events, such as weddings and christenings. He’s renowned for his ‘Pride of Midlands’ competition which capitalises on football enthusiasms and rivalries within the club. Members play the 18-hole event in football teams – and football shirts are definitely the order of the day as they compete for an FA-style trophy. The reigning champions are Wolves – which just happens to be David’s club! David is also the club’s junior organiser and works closely with the club’s PGA professional on a four-year plan to attract new, young players. During his involvement the numbers have increased almost four-fold. David, and the other three regional winners, were presented with their awards by England Golf chief executive David Joy and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s Trade Marketing Manager. The other three were: national and Northern winners, Simon and Karen Ward of Wilmslow, Cheshire; South East winner Steve Warren of Eaton, Norwich; and South West winner, for the second year in succession, Anna Tyson of Dainton Park in Devon. They were chosen after a rigorous judging process. The 2012 Steward of the Year, Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, joined the judges to whittle down the record entry to three finalists from each region. Each of these 12 were visited personally before the four regional winners were selected, having been judged on their commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: David is pictured with England Golf chief executive, David Joy (left), and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager (right). Image © Gill Shaw . 16 Nov 2013 Worcestershire’s David Guest is Midlands Steward of the Year last_img read more