first_imgThe European Commission has summoned the Netherlands to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for taxing pensions moving abroad.It argued that the taxation conflicts with the principle of free movement of capital.According to the EC, workers must be able to transfer pension capital to another member state, even if the country of destination allows taking out a lump sum of up to the entire pension entitlement.Twelve member states, including Germany, Belgium and Denmark, have already introduced this option, however, in the Netherlands, the country is only to allow a limited lump sum as part of its pending pensions reform; and it levies a tax on value transfer to these member states, while refraining from taxation in case of a domestic transfer. The EC concluded that this approach “seriously hinders the principles of free traffic of workers, services and capital”.It had already started an infringement procedure against the Netherlands in 2012, followed by a “reasoned advice” in 2018.As the Netherlands had ignored the call for legal adjustments, the EC has now issued the country a subpoena to appear before the ECJ.Erik Lutjens and Hans van Meerten, both professors of European pension law, indicated that the Netherlands might not have implemented pensions directive IORP II correctly on collective value transfer, as the Dutch rules are stricter for foreign transfers.Van Meerten said he had lodged a complaint with the EC, which could lead to a substantive infringement procedure.Meubel, the €3.5bn Dutch pension fund for the furnishing sector, has announced that it will replace its current pensions provider Centric with TKP Pensioen.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more

first_imgCongratulations to The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles, East Central Lady Trojans, North Decatur Lady Chargers, and Greensburg Lady Pirates on winning their respective Girls Basketball Sectional Crowns on Saturday Night, February 8th.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronJac-Cen-Del  40     Waldron  36The #7 Lady Eagles will battle The #8 Greenwood Christian Lady Cougars in Game 2 at The Southwestern Shelby Regionals tipping off around Noon.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switzerland CountyNorth Decatur  35     South Ripley  29The #14 Lady Chargers will battle The #7 Eastern Pekin Lady Musketeers in Game 2 at The Paoli Regionals tipping off around Noon.Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornGreensburg  41     Lawrenceburg  29The #8 Lady Pirates will battle The #5 Evansville Memorial Lady Tigers in Game 1 at The Charlestown Regionals tipping off around 10 AM.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington SouthEast Central  49     Columbus East  35The #15 Lady Trojans will battle The Franklin Central Lady Flashes in Game 1 at The Columbus North Regionals tipping off around 10 AM.last_img read more

first_imghighlights Geoffrey Boycott played 108 Tests in his 18-year playing career.Boycott smashed 8114 runs and hit 100 First Class centuries.Boycott was also former England cricket team captain. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi : Geoffrey Boycott was considered as one of England’s best batsman during his 18-year playing career. In 108 Tests, he made 8114 runs for England and later turned into a respected commentator. Boycott is also one of the few players to have hit over 100 First Class centuries and he was well known for his obdurate defence and outspoken views. His achievements recently resulted in his being knighted for his services by former British Prime Minister Theresa May. Along with Boycott, former England captain and director of cricket operations Andrew Strauss was also knighted. However, Boycott’s knighthood has received plenty of criticism owing to an old domestic violence case in France in 1998. Boycott was severely criticised by UK’s senior female MP Harriet Harman, who asked for a review of the “baffling decision to honour a man who was convicted in a French court in 1996 for assaulting his then-girlfriend, Margaret Moore”. Boycott, who was fined 5,000 pound and handed a three-month suspended jail sentence for the incident at a French hotel in 1996, was knighted in May’s resignation honours list and has vehemently denied the charge. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Boycott was unfazed by the criticism and said that he “didn’t give a toss” about criticism from anti-domestic abuse campaigners, including Adina Claire, the co-acting chief executive of Women’s Aid, who described his honour as “extremely disappointing”.Also Read | Happy Birthday Sir Don Bradman – The greatest cricket player in history”I don’t give a toss about her (Claire), love. It was 25 years ago. You can take your political nature and do whatever you want with it. You want to talk to me about my knighthood, it’s very nice of you to have me, but I couldn’t give a toss. Twenty-five years ago, love, in a French court, she tried to blackmail me for 1million pound. I said no, because in England if you pay any money at all, we think: ‘Hang on, there must be something there’. I said: ‘I’m not paying anything’ ? I’m not sure I’d actually got a million at the time,” Boycott said.Also Read | Sachin Tendulkar outlines THIS key factor in Test cricket’s sustained revivalBoycott also revealed why he had voted for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union. “It’s a court case in France where you’re guilty, which is one of the reasons I (didn’t) vote to remain in Europe – because you’re guilty until you’re proved innocent. That’s totally the opposite from England and it’s very difficult to prove you’re innocent in another country and another language. Most people in England don’t believe it. I didn’t do it. Move on. It’s a cross I have to bear, right or wrong, good or bad, I have to live with it. And I do, because I’m clear in my mind and I think most people in England are that it’s not true,” Boycott said.last_img read more

first_imgThe USC women’s lacrosse team hopes to build off a strong start to the month of April and build some momentum before the MPSF championships in Eugene, Ore., as it takes on California on Friday at McAlister Field at 3 p.m.The Women of Troy (6-8, 3-2 MPSF), after finishing March with a 3-6 record, opened April with a 12-10 win over Oregon (6-7, 1-3 MPSF) in Eugene, overcoming inclement weather, numerous Oregon rallies and a five-goal performance from Hayley Milner. Freshman attacker Caroline Cordrey scored four goals for the second consecutive game, while freshman attacker Caroline de Lyra added three goals and recorded three assists.“At the end of the day, it was a conference game, and that’s what we were focused on the most,” said USC head coach Lindsey Munday, “We had out-of-conference games in March, and we weren’t as successful as we would have liked to be but we learned from them. That was our biggest push to the girls. Out-of-conference schedule prepares you for conference, and I think our out-of-conference schedule did that for us. That’s why against Oregon we were confident.De Lyra leads USC players with in goals (44), assists (33) and points (77). Freshman midfielder Amanda Johansen has 33 goals and 10 assists on the season, freshman midfielder Paige Bonomi has 31 goals and Cordrey’s four goals against the Ducks give her 30 for the season. Freshman defender Courtney Tarleton leads the team with 26 caused turnovers and 34 ground balls, while Johansen leads the MPSF and is seventh in the country with 5.57 draw controls per game.“We had to end our losing streak, so that was really important to us,” Tarleton said. “Also, because Oregon is in our conference, it was a huge win for us. Our next goal is to beat Cal.”The Golden Bears (7-4, 4-0 MPSF) are currently riding a two-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 33-12 during the stretch, including a 14-10 win over the Ducks. They are led by attackers Megan Takacs, who has 33 goals, and Melissa Humphrey, with 14 goals and a team-high 18 assists.“For us to come out and play a full game is the most important thing, not to dig ourselves a hole like we had been in the past,” Munday said, “I think it was a team effort against Oregon, and we had some players step up, which was huge, and I think that’s really important moving throughout the course of the season.”USC will conclude its inaugural season with a pair of conference matchups. Its final home game is against Fresno State (2-10, 0-5 MPSF) on Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m., followed by its final regular season game against San Diego State (8-4, 3-1 MPSF) on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m.last_img read more