Deliveroo argued that the “mandatory participation rule” did not apply and that there is no obligation to pay. It sees itself as a technology company that offers a platform – via a mobile phone app – for takeaway orders. Deliveroo must enrol its employees in the Netherlands into the transport sector scheme Vervoer, a court in Amsterdam has ruled.Vervoer, which runs €28bn on behalf of transport sector workers, had asked the court for a statement confirming that Deliveroo had been within the scheme’s coverage since its foundation in 2015, and as such was obliged to pay employer contributions.This way, the pension fund was attempting to prevent employees from claiming pension rights years later under a Dutch rule that allows some people to claim benefits even without contributions.Deliveroo has stated it will appeal. During this time, the company does not have to pay overdue contributions. Source: DeliverooDeliveroo is in dispute with Dutch transport sector scheme Vervoer regarding pension contributionsHowever, the subdistrict court in Amsterdam ruled that the core activity of Deliveroo was to deliver meals from restaurants. The company also profiled itself as such, the court said, while previous contracts with restaurants also mentioned “sales and delivery services”. The court made short shrift of Deliveroo’s own profiling as a technology company. Customers placing their order in a digital environment was only a means to have the meals delivered, it ruled. In most cases Deliveroo takes care of the meal delivery itself.The judge also took into account the number of deliverers Deliveroo worked with for a long time, in relation to its office staff. In 2017, for example, the company had 1,117 deliverers under contract and 100 people in its main office. According to the court, the office staff should also be enrolled in Vervoer as their main duty was to support the delivery of meals. Deliveroo disagreed with the court’s decision that former employees should be covered by the pension scheme.Until Monday it had not been made public that the transport fund had taken legal action against Deliveroo. In February the pension fund told Dutch pension industry publication Pensioen Pro that it would not be making a statement on matters that concerned individual employers. However, according to Monday’s ruling, the pension fund reported to Deliveroo in 2017 that it was obliged to pay contributions. The meal delivery company objected but Vervoer still sent a bill for €632,372 for the period up to and including 1 July 2018, based on the employee data provided. Deliveroo only paid €400 of this.Deliveroo’s drivers were employed directly until 2017, after which their contracts were converted to so-called partner agreements. From then, they were classified as self-employed. Since 1 July 2018 no delivery staff have been working at Deliveroo under full-time employment contracts. In his ruling on Monday, the judge stated that the mandatory participation rule of pension fund Transport would not exclude self-employed people, though the fund requested not to rule on the status of those contracts. However, earlier this year, another judge did just that: in a lawsuit between trade union FNV and Deliveroo, the court ruled that the meal delivery service should still treat its delivery staff as employees and not as self-employed persons. Deliveroo has also appealed in this case.Vervoer declined to comment to Pensioen Pro regarding whether it intended to collect contributions from Deliveroo for self-employed workers.The rise in the number of self-employed workers has led to concerns in the Netherlands, the UK and other countries about their ability to save for a pension.Further readingAuto-enrolment: A call for clarity Jenny Condron of the UK’s Association of Consulting Actuaries makes the case for expanding auto-enrolment to areas such as the self-employed sectorDutch construction scheme targets self-employed workers BpfBouw, the €56bn Dutch pension fund for the country’s building industry, wants to boost its membership by attracting self-employed workers
82 Dunlop St, KelsoTHIS Kelso home would be perfect for a family wanting plenty of space to spread out while not being too far away from the action.The five-bedroom, two bathroom home at 82 Dunlop St is on 1.4ha with the opportunity to subdivide four extra blocks. It’s on the market for mid to high $600,00’s.RE/MAX Townsville selling agent Michele Hyde said acreage is popular with families seeking a semirural lifestyle. “We’ve had interest from people who are interested in subdividing the block as well as people who just want a great house on a big block,” she said. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The thing about a property like this is you’re not far from anything, yet you have the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. It is your own rural paradise. People are realising you can have this amazing rural lifestyle with still a fairly quick commute to the city.”The house itself is huge with large living areas and bedrooms and verandas all around.There is also a 160sq m shed which could be used as a workshop or oversized garage.The gardens also include a resort-style pool, stable and double carport. 82 Dunlop St, Kelso, will be open for inspection on Sunday from 12.30pm to 1pm. For more information call Michele Hyde on 0403 345 545.
Radio NZ News 7 September 2020Family First Comment: Thank you Vicki for your bravery and your conviction!“Vicki’s greatest fear is that people will feel pressured to end their lives earlier than they need to. “The coercion thing is one of biggest concerns for me about this bill, people say it wouldn’t happen – well we already have an elderly abuse problem in this country. So I already know what I feel like, like my family don’t make me feel like a burden, but I also feel like a burden sometimes and I’m not getting that pressure.”Protect.org.nzA woman dying of cancer is urging New Zealanders to ‘pull the plug’ on the proposed euthanasia law, saying people could be coerced into an early death.The public will be asked to vote yes or no to the End of Life Choice Act, in a referendum on election day.The Act would allow terminally ill people who are given six months or less to live and who are experiencing unbearable suffering, the option of medically assisted dying.Vicki Walsh, who is now 53, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in June 2011.The aggressive brain cancer is nicknamed ‘The Terminator’ and those who have it typically die within 14 months of diagnosis.But nine years later, Vicki is still around, living near Palmerston North with her husband and two adult children.She has been taking the drug Avastin – which has cost her $24,000 – and the mass in her brain has halved.“I was always told there was nothing more that could be done,” she said. “So in eight years, nine years, things have changed, so I got another surgery, I got radiation and now we’re having this drug that we’re paying for.”But there was a moment after her diagnosis where she felt helpless and depressed.She said she watched people, who were battling the same illness overseas, choose euthanasia and felt she should take her own life.“I actually felt kind of gutless, I was looking at my husband and we were trying to keep life normal and I had a bit of a stroke and it ended up really, really big and I just felt that this is it for me,” she said.“It had been several weeks, it wasn’t just an overnight thing, and I just thought, if this is how it’s going to be, I don’t want to live like this anymore.”But Vicki changed her mind in the last moment.Had she gone through with it, she said she would have missed out on watching her grandchildren grow up.“If you’d asked me if I want to live like I am now, I would have viewed my life 15 years ago as not having much of a quality of life now” she said. “I love my life, you know, I love my life.”Vicki said she didn’t want to see people suffer, but felt the End of Life Choice Act was not watertight.READ MORE: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018762966/i-feel-like-a-burden-sometimes-dying-woman-urges-public-to-say-no-to-euthanasia
Batesville, In. — Walmart will open at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will be open on Black Friday. More information about specials is here.JCPenney will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to 5 p.m. on Black Friday. A rundown of their deals is here.Macy’s will open 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 6 a.m. on Black Friday – Their deals are detailed here.Best Buy will open 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 8 a.m. on Black Friday. The Black Friday flyer is here. Kohl’s opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Hours on Black Friday vary by location. Here is their Black Friday ad.Target will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving. The Target Black Friday add is here.Sears will be open from 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. The Sears Black Friday circular is here.Toys R Us will be open on Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m. and at 8 a.m. on Black Friday. The Toys R Us Black Friday information is here.Old Navy will open at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Black Friday information is here. , Black Friday Hours: TBD.Dick’s Sporting Goods opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. The Dick’s Sporting Goods ad is here.Home Depot Black Friday information is here.Pet Smart CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day and will open at 7 a.m. Black FridayDillard’s CLOSED Thanksgiving Day.hhgreg CLOSED on Thanksgiving and opens at 7 a.m. on Black FridayGuitar Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Black Friday information is here.Sam’s Club CLOSED on Thanksgiving – Black Friday information is here.
Oct. 4, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Junior Eric Mayes (Pensacola, Fla.) became the first ever Argonaut Cross Country runner to earn the runner of the week honors in the Gulf South Conference. Mayes finished third in the Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede this past weekend to help his team to a second place team finish. He covered the 8k (5 mile) run in 27:13, ironically finishing just behind last year’s All-American Michael Padilla. Interestingly, Padilla never won the runner of the week award, despite owning five of the top 10 performances in Argonaut history.Mayes finished last Saturday’s race only behind Travis Stewart (Rutgers) and Padilla (running unattached). Therefore, Eric was officially the 2nd place finisher among the 60 collegiate runners. By finishing ahead of all the runners from a strong Florida Gulf Coast team and all the runners from Regional rival Florida Tech, Mayes earned the respect of the Gulf South Conference voters for runner of the week. Eric previously earned a Second Team All-GSC Selection in 2006, for his performance in the Conference Championships.UWF graduate Michael Padilla never won the award despite finishing his career as an All-American. Padilla had several worthy performances over the last couple of season, but each time he had a great race, someone else had a landmark performance also. However, it was only fitting that Padilla finished five seconds ahead of his former teammate Mayes during the performance that would give the Argos their first ever GSC runner of the week award. Print Friendly Version Eric Mayes named GSC Runner of the Week Share
The 7th Grade Cardinals from St. Louis took on Jac-Cen-Del on Thursday, November 7th. The Cardinals ended up losing by a score of 34-10. The boys fought until the end and didn’t allow Jac-Cen-Del to score in the 4th quarter. The Cardinals were led in scoring by Adam Meer (3) followed by Max Amberger (2), Henry Wanstrath (2), and Santiago Schutte, Sam Laloge, and Ryan Duerstock all with 1 point each. Max Amberger finished with 9 rebounds to lead the way for the Cardinals. St. Louis is back in action on Monday, November 11th when they will play St. Mary’s at home. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve. The Cardinals hung on for their first win of the season over JCD 45 to 41. The cardinals led the 2nd half by a narrow margin and closed out the Eagles with great ball control and aggressive defense. Connor Miles scored 18, Hank Ritter scored 10 with 9 rebounds, Thomas Lohmueller, Eli Weiler, and Carson Meyer each contributed 4, Preston Conway with 3 and Calvin Grote with 2. The Cardinals face St. Mary’s Monday at 6:00 at home. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Chad Miles with Jenny Miles.The 5/6th SLS boys traveled to St. Mary’s Greensburg. The 6th Grade boys came out victorious with a score of 48-41. Scoring for SLS were Jaiden Kuria with 27pts, Caleb Mohr with 17 pts, and both Ty Reder and Aiden Griewe with 2 pts each. We had a ton of assist during the game coming in from all angles. Vincent Meneses had a great steal at the end of the game that led to a basket. Ty Reder again played a great defensive game along with Ben Griewe pulling down numerous rebounds offensively and defensively. It was a great game and so much fun to watch in action. We play again on Monday at Mt. Carmel. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.
The Kiwi head coach has admitted losing another lock ahead of next month’s three-Test autumn series would leave Ireland’s front-five position “tenuous”. Ireland must face South Africa, Georgia and Australia already without regular locks Iain Henderson, Dan Tuohy and Donnacha Ryan. Press Association Schmidt has everything crossed captain Paul O’Connell, Devin Toner, Mike McCarthy and the uncapped Dave Foley ease through the second round of European fixtures unscathed. “When you take Iain Henderson, Dan Tuohy and Donnacha Ryan out of the second row, you’re immediately starting to get a little bit skinny,” said the Ireland head coach, gearing up for next month’s Guinness series. “Kane Douglas and Franco Van der Merwe obviously can’t be selected s o take out five of eight, it doesn’t leave you with too many. “I’m not even that good at maths – because I took five away from eight and picked four – that doesn’t even make sense! “In saying that there’s also a little bit of excitement in that for us; Dave Foley hasn’t even filled out his frame yet. “It’s a little bit early for him, but it gives us an opportunity to get to know Dave a little bit. “But we’d hate to get a second row injury this weekend: that would really make things tenuous for us.” While Munster host Saracens at Thomond Park on Friday night, Ulster welcome double European champions Toulon to Ravenhill the following afternoon. Ireland boss Joe Schmidt faces an anxious weekend of European Champions Cup action hoping no more of his second rows pick up injury problems. Leinster’s Sunday trip to Castres will be no less bruising, with Schmidt not even trying to mask Ireland’s already widespread injury issues. Long-term absentees Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy dent both set-piece stability and phase-play incision. All told Ireland will be without 15 regular squad members through injury this autumn, with Ulster’s Paddy Jackson among those Schmidt argues are not sharp enough after enforced breaks. The former Leinster boss said the only way to approach those absences is challenge the inexperienced replacements to make their mark. “We’ve gone with 37 because we’re probably not going to play exactly the same team, because we probably haven’t made our minds up about some guys and some positions,” said Schmidt. “There are a few places where we’re going to learn what the next tier are doing, and the challenge for the next tier is to become the top tier. That’s what these opportunities are for. “There were a few guys who went into last year’s Six Nations, hadn’t been involved in the autumn Tests, and suddenly became very clearly top tier by rights because of their performances. “That’s the opportunity and that dovetails into quite a challenge for these guys.”
By Ras WadadaHEAD coach of the Fruta Conquerors FC, Sampson ‘Bennaiah’ Gilbert is not satisfied with the team’s performance in the first half of the GFF-STAG Elite League, despite finishing second in the points table and is prepared to make the necessary adjustments for a better output in the second half.Speaking to Chronicle Sport on his reflections of the first round of matches, the head coach, who rejoined the club in August for his third tenure at the helm of the coaching staff, related his dissatisfaction with the commitment of some key players.“The team could have performed better with more commitment from the senior players who failed to step up and help the younger players who were playing at this level for the first time.“For an important game against the Army these players neglected training to participate in street football, so our preparation was poor; but the result was not too disappointing. I was not satisfied with the performance and wasn’t expecting any positive result.“Our performance was so poor in the first half that we had a tall order to overcome in the second which we played much better in holding the Army to a score-less half, the only team to do so,” coach Gilbert revealed.“The main cause for the indifferent attitude of some players is the fact that players are hardly being compensated and the delayed process of payments of stipends by the GFF would have led to training, commitment and performance being affected.The process of commitment has already begun as after the 3-1 loss to the Army the captain, Delon Williams, was relieved of his post for being disrespectful to me and the team,” the dreadlocked ‘Bennaiah’ stated.Gilbert, who was the assistant coach at Alpha United last season, added that ‘the mass migration of players from the club after promises were not fulfilled also forced the club to expose new talents this season and they responded admirably, especially 16-year-old wing defender Rishaun Ritch who, in my opinion, was a standout for a rookie’.Looking ahead to the second half of the League, Gilbert hinted at being better prepared,” The 2nd round will be more competitive so we need to be better prepared and committed. The break offers all the teams the opportunity to get better organised, with tactical awareness being the emphasis. I am looking forward to using younger and committed players.“I am also looking forward to the transfer window next month where I can get players who are committed and can fit in to our chemistry where the focus will be on professionalism and commitment.”Coach ‘Bennaiah’ is however not in agreement with the extended break. “The length of the time for the break is unusual since we are just six teams and the short playing time does not aid in the development of the younger players at this level. I think early January should be the restart.“It is obvious that the Technical Committee is lacking knowledge and maybe it is time to involve the coaches. Decisions should not be related to off-field issues, but more on the impact of the players if the League is to grow,” Gilbert suggestedIn his general overview of the first half the coach stated, “The League was generally competitive and a good thing for the sport, but it needs more depth.“To have a League at the highest national level is good for the sport. Regrettably, what appeared to have a football political flavour was the cause for four teams to withdraw. I don’t think the effects of the withdrawals were considered,” Gilbert said.
New Delhi: Manu Bhaker, India’s 16-year-old teen shooting sensation, was involved in a war of words with Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij over a promise of giving her a cash reward of Rs 2 crore for winning the 2018 Youth Olympics which was held in Buenos Aires. However, in an exclusive chat with News Nation, Manu’s father, Ram Kishan Bhaker, who works as a chief engineer in the Merchant Navy, offered some clarification in the ongoing controversy. “I had a chat with Anil Vij. He said the notification came afterwards and you don’t have to worry about that. This is a previous policy. The new notification is for future events,” he said.When asked as to whether this was another case of bureaucracy hampering a sportsperson’s growth and motivation, Ram Kishan smiled and said, “The country knows what is right and what is wrong.” The controversy involving Manu and the Haryana Sports Minister took place on Friday when Vij, on his Twitter handle, had tweeted on October 10 that the 16-year-old was promised a cash price of Rs 2 crore for winning the Youth Olympic gold medal in Argentina. After waiting a couple of months, Manu, who had apparently not got the money, lashed out at the government in her tweets on Friday by stating someone in the Haryana government has been playing games over the money promised to Youth Olympic winners.Read More | Every event, every medal memorable: Manu BhakerTo compound matters further, Manu retweeted Yogeshwar Dutt’s old tweet on a recent circular issued by the Haryana government in which it stated that one-third of the income earned by Haryana athletes from professional sports or commercial endorsements will be deposited to the Haryana State Sports Council. In the tweet, Yogeshwar had criticised Ashok Khemka, the principal secretary to the Government of Haryana. Immediately after that, Manu replied to Vij’s tweet which said, “Sir, please confirm if this is correct… or a jumla”. This resulted in a heated exchange between the Haryana government and the teenager. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. War of words intensifiesThe Haryana Sports Ministry jumped into action by stating that she should have first spoken to the sports department rather than airing her issue in public domain. “The language she used in her tweet is aimed at tarnishing the image of the state and it is in bad taste. The government has given all pending prize money to sportsmen in August 2018…for those who are left out a plan is under way and they too will be given the prize money,” Vij said. The Sports Minister sought an apology from Bhaker, saying as per the policy of the government, the prize money of this year’s award winner is given the next year.Read More | Asian Games and CWG glory high points for Indian sports in 2018Even Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar criticised the decision of Manu to air her grievances on Twitter. The chief minister stated, “Manu Bhaker will get award money as per the rules of the department, tweeting over it is not good. I think nobody should have a problem with the rules.”
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The three biggest races in cycling will take place in a 72-day span and there will be an overlap of the Spanish Vuelta and the Giro d’Italia if competition resumes in August amid the coronavirus pandemic. May 5, 2020 The head of the three English professional soccer leagues below the Premier League appealed for a “rescue package” during questioning at a parliamentary select committee hearing.English Football League chairman Rick Parry says clubs are facing a shortfall of about $250 million because of the coronavirus pandemic.Parry says “we are heading for a financial hole of about 200 million pounds … by the end of September.”Parry also advocated for salary caps. He told legislators that clubs are spending too much of their turnover on salaries as they chase promotion.Clubs are preparing for the loss of ticket revenue with crowds potentially not allowed back into stadiums in 2020. The Tour de France’s start remains slated for Aug. 29 in the Riviera city of Nice. The season is now expected to end after the Spanish Vuelta on Nov. 8.The Giro d’Italia will run from Oct. 3-25 and overlap with the Spanish Vuelta and prestigious one-day races Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the Amstel Gold Race, Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders.The Spanish Vuelta has already been cut short to 18 stages and will start on Oct. 20. That is five days before Paris-Roubaix.The International Cycling Union says racing will resume on Aug. 1 with the Strade Bianche in Italy and be followed by the postponed Milan San Remo classic on Aug. 8.Racing was suspended in March because of the pandemic. ___Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended German soccer’s plans to resume the season with regular coronavirus testing after Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou posted a video flouting social distancing measures.Spahn tells Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio that “the basic concept makes sense and can also be an example for other pro sports.”Hertha suspended Kalou on Monday after he live-streamed a video of himself greeting teammates with physical contact and bursting in on a teammate’s coronavirus test.Germany’s top two soccer divisions are planning to return this month with a program of regular testing for players. The clubs have also asked players to train in small groups until now and to observe social distancing. They demand “guarantees” and “responsibility” and say the return to action should only happen when everyone’s health is prioritized.The club itself did not appear to be involved with the statement.Players from Spanish league clubs are expected to resume practicing this week and matches could restart sometime in June. All players, coaches and club employees must be tested for COVID-19 before training resumes.___The European swimming championships have been pushed back to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be used as preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. Ten people tested positive last week from the 36 clubs in the top two men’s divisions. That included two Cologne players and a staff member. The club did not put its squad in isolation.___Belgian soccer players and their fans are engaging in a virtual wave to support health care workers and raise money for the Red Cross amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgian soccer association is encouraging fans to upload short videos of themselves doing the wave. Just like Belgium internationals Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier and Jan Vertonghen.The association is giving fans the opportunity to upload videos until June 13. That is the date Belgium was set to play its first game at the European Championship. The tournament was postponed by a year because of the pandemic. All players must arrive alone and in their tennis gear and with their own rackets. Players will have a maximum of six balls and must serve only with their marked balls. All participants must keep their towels inside a bag throughout their stay.___Second-division German soccer club Erzgebirge Aue has put its entire squad in home isolation after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus.It’s the first confirmed case in the German league’s second round of testing. It comes a day before a government meeting on loosening lockdown measures to pave the way for soccer to return in empty stadiums.Aue didn’t name the staff member involved. All players, coaches and backroom staff will stay at home ahead of more coronavirus testing on Thursday. Associated Press ___The French Tennis Federation hopes professional players can resume individual training if the lockdown ends as planned on Monday.FFT president Bernard Giudicelli says the protocol proposed was “favorably received by the sports ministry” and could lead to the resumption of training and other amateur activities.Professional players would train on outside courts only at the national training center in western Paris or other approved training centers if approved. The national training center was made available for COVID-19 patients at the height of the virus outbreak.Social distancing will remain in place with all staff on site obliged to wear protective masks. Players will not be required to wear them under the proposed guidelines. The UCI says the dates “remain subject to the lifting … of the restrictions relating to the organization of events put in place by the authorities in the concerned territories.”___The players and coaches on Spanish soccer club Eibar have released a statement expressing their concerns about restarting the season.They say they are “afraid of starting an activity” in which they will not be able to comply with physical distancing.They say they are concerned about getting infected and infecting their family members and friends and worry about the risk of another coronavirus outbreak because of soccer’s return. The Latest: New cycling calendar bunches up biggest races The governing body of the sport in Europe says the championships have been postponed by exactly one year to May 10-23, 2021. They will stay in Budapest, Hungary.The final day is two months before the scheduled opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Olympics.The European event had been provisionally pushed back to August when the original dates were not possible because of the pandemic.The championships include swimming, diving, open water swimming and synchronised swimming.___ There were 10 positive tests from coronavirus samples taken last week from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6