Saint Michael’s College,The second annual Saint Michael’s College Community Service Day has drawn some 119 employees volunteering to do a variety of service activities for the day, Wednesday, May 25, both on and off the Colchester-based campus. Participants were encouraged to join in the ‘opportunity to come together with your colleagues and to give back to your community.’ Staff AwardsService activities from 9 a.m. to 12 noon will be followed by lunch and Annual Staff Awards Ceremony in Alliot Hall that will honor six employees for their commitment, service and dedication. The six to be honored were nominated by their colleagues, and will be identified for the first time at the ceremony. ‘This project celebrates the Saint Michael’s community by doing good work together,’ said Angela Irvine, director of foundation relations and service-day team member. Participants, including vice presidents, cafeteria workers, computer specialists, librarians, professors and others, will be doing the following activities: On CampusBaked Love: making meals for area familiesCampus Grounds: raking, sweeping entrances & around dumpsters, cutting ivy, weeding flower bedsChapel: spring cleaningCommunity Garden: garden prep, planting and weedingEarly Learning Center: cleaning and yard workLibrary Archives: cleaning and organizing5 paint crews, painting St. Joe’s porch, dugouts on 300s field, Old Fire Station, handrails of dorm entrances, and bus stop; walkways and seat numbers on Ross sports center bleachersPower washing of building exteriorsWindow washing Off CampusCamp Ta Kum Ta: yard work, spring cleaning, handy workCatamount Family Center: trail maintenanceCOTS: spring cleaningRock Point School: yard workShelburne Museum: gardeningWinooski Senior Center: deliver meals on wheels and bake treats for BINGO event Learn What Matters at Saint Michael’s College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, www.smcvt.edu(link is external) . Saint Michael’s provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns. It is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 371 Colleges, and is included in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Saint Michael’s is one of only 280 colleges and universities nationwide, one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings.-30-
Koolmees’ amendment was prompted by MPs who noted that the funding ratio of Aon’s Dutch pension fund had increased significantly after relocating to Belgium, and had objected to what they described as “supervisory arbitrage”.Answering questions from Steven Weyenberg, MP for the liberal democrats D66, Koolmees had argued that the amendment was allowed by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which stipulated that more than one member state had to be involved for free movement of services and capital.Van Meerten, however, contested the minister’s argument.The lawyer said he had already informed the government of a recent verdict from the European Court of Justice, which said that such an agreement was not needed.He said that he had therefore concluded that the same rules should apply for both cross-border and local collective value transfers.In his opinion, were the government to stick to this distinction, the consequence would be that participants would be able to refer to the same rules to potentially block a value transfer between schemes in the same country.A spokesman for the minister said that the verdict had to be assessed first before a response was possible.Since 1 January 2016, €4.3bn of pension assets have moved from the Netherlands to Belgium and Luxembourg.Recent data from the Belgian regulator indicated that assets from foreign schemes had boosted the country’s total assets by 18%. The Dutch cabinet’s decision to set stricter conditions to collective cross-border pension scheme transfers is in conflict with European rules, Hans van Meerten, professor of European pension law at Utrecht University, has claimed.Talking to IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro, Van Meerten questioned the decision by Wouter Koolmees, the minister for social affairs, to raise the bar for schemes seeking to move outside of the Netherlands.Under the updated rules — brought in as part of the Netherlands’ implementation of IORP II — a cross-border collective value transfer from the Netherlands can only go ahead if two-thirds of a pension fund’s participants agree.Prior to this, only the approval of a scheme’s accountability board was needed.
Press Association Weaver also hit a fine wedge approach to seven feet, but White missed the birdie attempt. Porteous’ birdie was conceded and GB&I claimed a three and one victory. Pugh said: “It gets my [competitive] juices flowing playing for Great Britain and Ireland. It’s an honour and brings the best out of me.” The hosts then hit back in the final match of the session, Patrick Rodgers and Justin Thomas defeating Gavin Moynihan and Kevin Phelan two and one. The United States took a lead they never relinquished on the 15th before Rodgers recorded the clinching birdie on the 17th, hitting a 111-yard wedge to six feet. Great Britain and Ireland hold a two and a half to one and a half lead against the United States following the foursomes session on the first day of the 44th Walker Cup in Southampton, New York. The first match was halved with GB and Ireland winning the next two before the United States won the final foursome of the session. The first match-up saw home pair Cory Whitsett and Bobby Wyatt refuse to let the visiting duo of Nathan Kimsey and Max Orrin capitalise on the one up lead they held on six occasions. Instead each time Whitsett and Wyatt came back to tie including on the 18th hole when Orrin hit his eagle putt 12 feet past the hole with Wyatt sinking a two-foot birdie to win the hole and halve the match. Next up was Sheffield’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, who became the first Englishman since 1911 to win the US Amateur Championship – propelling him to number one in the world amateur golf rankings – and also win the Silver Medal at July’s Open Championship at Muirfield. He was partnered by Neil Raymond and they went one up against Jordan Niebrugge and Nathan Smith at the par-four fifth, a lead they held until the 15th. The GB&I duo won the par-five 18th when Raymond hit an eagle attempt to three feet and Fitzpatrick calmly rolled the ball in for a one up victory. Raymond told www.usga.org: “To go out in foursomes over here and get the first solid point on the board was very important. I was just really happy to get it done. “I believe in my ability, and obviously believe in the world number one [Fitzpatrick] over here.” The visitors moved further ahead when Garrick Porteous and Rhys Ough defeated Michael Weaver and Todd White, three and one. Victory was clinched at the 372-yard 17th. Welshman Pugh hit his wedge approach shot to four feet.
Press Association The visitors went close once again two minutes later when Ryan Bennett turned Pilkington’s deep free-kick towards goal to prompt a block by keeper Tim Krul, with returning skipper Fabricio Coloccini blocking Fer’s follow-up and Ameobi mopping up. However, with Cheick Tiote and Cabaye dominating in midfield and Ameobi and Remy stretching the Norwich defence, Newcastle gradually established a momentum. Moussa Sissoko should have extended their lead 14 minutes before the break after Ameobi had carved the City defence wide open with a slide-rule pass, but he dragged his effort wide. Norwich were very nearly level within seconds when Pilkington looped a header back across goal, only for the ball to drop just wide with Krul fatally wrong-footed. However, Pardew’s men increased their advantage with 38 minutes gone when Ameobi once again produced a fine pass to pick out Remy, who fed Sissoko to float in a teasing cross. Ameobi climbed highest to forced a save from Ruddy, but Gouffran was on hand to tap home the rebound. Ruddy had to dive to his left to beat away Ameobi’s piledriver in stoppage time, and the home side headed for the dressing room happy with their lot. The visitors’ woes increased within four minutes of the restart when Pilkington was carried off after apparently damaging a hamstring in a challenge with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Johan Elmander took his place, but it was Gary Hooper who might have changed his side’s fortunes from the resulting free-kick when Newcastle failed to clear their lines and he prodded a shot just wide. Ameobi created a shooting chance for himself with some neat footwork, but then wasted all the good work by scuffing his attempt straight at Ruddy. But Norwich were making a concerted push to get themselves back into the game and the Magpies found themselves having to defend, if with few scares, for an extended period. Newcastle were content to try to hit the Canaries on the break, which they did to good effect on more than one occasion, but the precision of their first-half performance was sadly lacking. The relative comfort of their position persuaded Pardew to withdraw the tiring Cabaye and Ameobi and replace them with Vurnon Anita and Papiss Cisse as time ran down. However, Fer set up a tense conclusion when he headed Redmond’s corner firmly past Krul with 10 minutes remaining, although the Magpies held firm. Loic Remy’s eighth goal of the season set Newcastle on the road to a third successive Barclays Premier League victory as Norwich’s troubles on the road continued. Norwich, who lost 7-0 at Manchester City in their last game, had first-half chances of their own with Anthony Pilkington, who was later carried off on a stretcher, sending a 32nd-minute header across the face of goal. However, Alan Pardew’s side were deserved winners on a day when they played well enough to take the points, but did not have to be at their very best in front of an appreciative crowd of 51,328. There were impressive individual displays from Cabaye and Remy, who helped France book their place at next summer’s World Cup finals in midweek, and Shola Ameobi, who will hope to join them in Brazil with Nigeria. The mood within the camp was understandably buoyant as a result of those international successes and morale-boosting victories over Chelsea and Tottenham, and Newcastle’s afternoon could hardly have got off to a better start. Less than two minutes had gone when Cabaye, for the second time in the game, sent in a left-wing corner which was allowed to travel across Norwich’s six-yard box to the far post. Midfielder Bradley Johnson found himself caught in two minds and in the event did nothing to allow Remy to head into the back of the net. The Canaries responded to the early set-back to enjoy their best, albeit brief, spell of the half. Nathan Redmond perhaps should have done better after being played in over the top by Michael Turner with 11 minutes gone, but he blasted high over with the Magpies’ defence waiting in vain for an offside flag. The France international headed home Yohan Cabaye’s corner from close range with just two minutes gone, remarkably the Magpies’ first strike from that particular set-piece since October 2011. Compatriot Yoan Gouffran wrapped up the win seven minutes before the break, converting from close range after keeper John Ruddy had saved Shola Ameobi’s header, and Leroy Fer’s 80th-minute header ultimately counted for little in the 2-1 result despite sparking a rousing fightback.