Pret enjoys big boost to turnover

first_imgPret A Manger has reported a 17% increase in both turnover and ebitda, as the chain continues to expand in the UK.The top 10 BB75 retailer posted sales revenue of £443m, and ebitda of £61.1m for 2012 financial year. It also opened 36 new shops – 19 of which were in the UK – over the 52-week period, taking its total estate to 320 (+10%).A target of 50 new shops has been set for 2013, including four additional shops in Paris. Of the 1,000 jobs due to be created, 500 of these should be in the UK, said the firm.Following previous criticism about the number of British workers it employs, the firm highlighted the launch of its fledgling National School Leaver Programme, which encourages British school leavers to work for the company.Nine school leavers have also joined the team, with the scheme to be expanded in September this year, it said.Clive Schlee, chief executive of Pret A Manger, said: “2012 was a strong year for Pret. We continued to invest in our core values, improving our menu, launching innovative employment schemes and building and refurbishing shops in all our markets.”Last year also saw Pret open its first shop in Paris, and in its fourth city in the US – Boston.last_img read more

Scottish ingredients firm enjoys rise in turnover

first_imgIndependent bakery ingredients manufacturer Macphie has reported a 3.5% growth in turnover to £44.4m. The results, to March 2014, have been attributed to “stronger trading across foodservice and food manufacturing channels” as an effect of increasing consumer confidence. However, the continuation of unsettled raw material prices, particularly in the dairy sector, has impacted on gross margin, which decreased by 5% on the previous year, the company said.The company has brought all outstanding R&D tax claims up to date over the past 12 months, resulting in an overall positive profit position of £2m.Alastair Macphie, chairman, said: “The current economic climate will continue to be a challenge, both in the UK and internationally. However, we are pleased to see some positive early signs of recovery. Looking forward we will continue our significant operational capital investment programme and award-winning employee development initiatives, to ensure we remain the vital ingredient for our international customer base.”In January Macphie moved from his position as chief executive to chairman to focus on longer-term objectives. Andrew Underwood replaced him as chief executive.last_img read more

Infamous Stringdusters Cover The Dead, Phish, Daft Punk, MMJ, Marvin Gaye, & More [Videos]

first_imgLoad remaining images [Video: Kyle Isaac]“Space” > “Tragic Life”[Video: Kyle Isaac]Check out some photos below from Jim Mimna.The Infamous Stringdusters | Ogden Theater | Denver, CO | 10/27/2017 | Photos by Jim Mimna Photo: J. Mimna [Video: Aimee Riegel]“Hitchhiker” > “Shakedown Street” In a genre deeply rooted in tradition, songwriting, and standards, bands stand out in the world of bluegrass in two ways: top-notch vocals and impeccable musicianship. With the Infamous Stringdusters, you get both. Not only are all five members virtuosic at their instrument of choice, four out of five confidently step into the role of lead vocalist and can croon and harmonize with the best of them. Kicking off a two-night run at Denver’s Ogden Theater Friday night, the five-piece powerhouse delighted a lively crowd of costume-clad fans during two-sets filled with jam-band teases, choice covers, and plenty of good old-fashioned bluegrass.Infamous Stringdusters Cover Allman Bros., Marvin Gaye, Daft Punk, MMJ, & More On Upcoming EPThe Dusters are a tight-knit group, and their improvisations are bolstered by their movement onstage. With the exception of Andy Hall’s dobro, all other members—Andy Falco on guitar, Chris Pandolfi on banjo, Jeremy Garrett on fiddle, and Travis Book on upright bass—play wirelessly and parade around the entirety of the stage. One song the band will be in a tight cluster stage left, the next Pandolfi and Falco will be partnered up shredding while the rest form a triangle on the opposite side of the stage. Look away and you may come back to find the whole band intertwining in a chaotic atomic frenzy.The band released a new album at the show Friday night, a five-song compilation of covers called Undercover II, which was recorded in Boulder at the Etown radio show earlier in the year. To celebrate, they ended the first set by playing the album in its entirety. First it was The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven,” followed by “Golden” by My Morning Jacket. A note-for-note rendition of the Allman Brother’s instrumental classic “Jessica” followed, before Book—arguably the best voice of the bunch—took over vocals for Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin On.” The album was rounded out with a Halloween-inspired take of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” that saw each member put on a space helmet akin to the ones famously worn by the French duo.Watch Members of Railroad Earth, Infamous Stringdusters, & More Perform As DrewciferThe second set played right into the hands of the jammy home-state crowd, opening with the hit “Colorado” that fell into a tease of Phish’s “Bathtub Gin,” the first of a handful of short teases that would perk the crowd’s interest. A dobro tease of the Grateful Dead’s “West LA Fadeaway” dropped into “Get It While You Can,” the Dead’s “Shakedown Street” let Falco erupt on guitar, and the climatic build of “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (more famously known as Phish’s “2001”) led into a bluegrass hoedown. The Dusters left plenty of room for their original material, “A Hard Life Makes a Good Song” was a standout, but Friday night was more about letting loose and having a little sing-a-long fun.The band will be back at the Ogden Theater tonight to close out their Denver run.[Cover Photo: Scott Seifert]Setlist: The Infamous Stringdusters | Ogden Theater | Denver, CO | 10/27/2017Set One: Canyon, Hard Life > Sirens, Back Home > Black Elk, Just Like Heaven, Golden > Jessica, What’s Going On > Get LuckySet Two: Colorado > Red Fox, Vertigo, For What It’s Worth > Let Me Know, Ring, All That I Can Take > Get It, Hitchhiker > Shakedown Street, Space > Tragic, Gravity > HC Funk > 2001 > BlockygrassJust Like Heaven[Video: Kyle Isaac]“Colorado” > “Red Fox”[Video: Kyle Isaac]“For What It’s Worth”last_img read more

NFL chief talks player safety at HSPH

first_imgIn 1905, 18 college football players died of injuries — mainly skull fractures — sustained playing the game. Another 150 were injured.The high level of casualties came at a time when far fewer colleges played a more dangerous brand of football, and led to a public outcry — Columbia University banned the game — and to the intervention of a prominent Harvard alum: President Theodore Roosevelt.Roosevelt called representatives from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to the White House and urged them to discuss rule changes that would make the game safer. They approved the forward pass and the 10-yard distance to a first down, and established the precursor to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to oversee the sport.On Thursday, National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell recalled those turn-of-the-century changes — and Harvard’s role in them — to highlight current reforms meant to enhance player safety. Those changes, he said, are part of an evolution that will continue“Football has always evolved and it always will,” Goodell said. “My commitment has been and continues to be to change the culture of football to ensure player safety.”Goodell, who spoke at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), leads the league at a time when player safety is in the spotlight. Several lawsuits have been filed by former players arguing that the league did too little to protect them against the negative effects of repeated concussions, which can be debilitating even years removed from the field.The league, Goodell said, can employ a variety of tactics to improve safety, from new equipment to rules changes to guidelines for sideline medical personnel. In recent years, rules have been enacted to protect quarterbacks and defenseless receivers, to eliminate helmet-to-helmet contact, and to minimize injuries on kickoffs, the game’s most dangerous play. Horse-collar tackles, facemasking, and head slaps have also been targeted, while awareness has been raised to protect against heat- and hydration-related illness. <a href=”” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> The push to make the game safer, Goodell said, extends to all levels, including high school, where the NFL has pushed for state legislation mandating players be removed from games in the event of a concussion and not return until medically cleared.HSPH Dean Julio Frenk introduced Goodell, who spoke in the Kresge Building cafeteria before about 200 as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series. Frenk said that sports are an important part of ensuring a healthy lifestyle and fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic, but that safety is paramount. When it comes to sports injuries, he said — particularly concussions — a lot of work remains.In his talk, delivered two days before the Harvard-Yale game, Goodell highlighted Harvard’s central role in the game’s origins. The football first played at Harvard in 1873 was a very different game, however, with little protection for players and dangerous tactics like the flying wedge — outlawed in the 1890s. He cited Harvard successes past and present — eight national championships and 20 players inducted into the college football Hall of Fame; graduates Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Birk playing, respectively, for the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens.“Football is embedded in your traditions, and your contributions define how we play the game,” Goodell said.Goodell highlighted the importance of sports in fighting the obesity epidemic and cited the NFL’s continuing popularity in his optimism about the league’s future. Enthusiasm for the game extends well below the professional level, he said, with 75,000 college players, 1.1 million high school players, and 6 million kids playing below the high school level.Making the game safer will require more than rules and equipment changes, Goodell said. It will require a change in a culture that has always prized toughness and the ability to play through pain and injury. Though there has been a greater effort in recent seasons to identify players who suffer concussions and remove them from the game, that battle has to be waged by more than just the sideline medical personnel. Players themselves — often reluctant to come out of the game — have to be more forthcoming about their injuries, Goodell said.last_img read more

Missouri lawmaker asked to resign amid stem cell fraud case

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state lawmaker indicted on federal fraud charges for falsely claiming a treatment she sold contained stem cells that could help with COVID-19 has been asked to resign. The Missouri House speaker on Wednesday said fellow Republican Rep. Tricia Derges should step down after a federal grand jury indicted the Nixa legislator. The 20-count indictment also accuses the 63-year-old of illegally providing prescription drugs to clients and making false statements to federal agents investigating the case. Her defense attorney says Derges “hasn’t been convicted of a thing and she is presumed innocent.”last_img

Gifford receives $40,000 Avon Foundation grant

first_imgGifford Healthcare,RANDOLPH – Gifford Medical Center has been awarded an Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund grant for the eighth consecutive year. The only hospital in the state to receive the national award, Gifford has been granted $40,000 for 2009 to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer.The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund supports community-based, non-profit breast health programs across the country. Gifford was selected as one of 144 grant recipients nationwide. Organizations are chosen based on their ability to effectively reach women, particularly minority, low-income and older women, who are often medically underserved.In 2008, Gifford, through the Avon Foundation’s generosity, reached 4,285 women during educational visits, a total estimated audience of more than 200,000 with the help of the media, and scheduled 571 women for mammograms – all numbers that significantly exceeded prior years.Gifford’s outreach is done primarily by Breast Care Coordinator Jane Harrness, a mammography technologist, who speaks around the state about the importance of annual mammograms in detecting breast cancer early.The grant – designated for outreach and education – makes her work possible.”Gifford is proud and thankful to receive this grant. It is an immeasurable gift,” Harrness said. “We can help women access the health care system and learn the importance of taking care of themselves. Women are so thankful for the information on breast health that I am able to give them.”Gifford and Harrness have historically used the funding to outreach to women where they live, work and socialize. That has meant numerous visits to senior centers and senior living facilities, public events and conferences, and Vermont’s women’s prisons and halfway houses.Instrumental in Harrness’ efforts in 2008 was attendance at many of the state’s county fairs and the Vermont Farm Show in Barre – events that typically draw rural Vermonters.This year, attendance at rural happenings, like the state’s fairs and this month’s farm show, will continue to be part of the hospital’s ongoing efforts to educate medically underserved women in Randolph, central Vermont and statewide – including a population of French-Canadian women living in the rural Northeast Kingdom – on the importance of mammograms and clinical breast exams.The grant award also serves as a resource and motivation to reach media outlets with advertisements, public service announcements and news stories regarding breast health.Among Gifford’s messages of late are promoting the state’s new affordable mammogram law, which went into effect on Oct. 1 and limited the out-of-pocket cost for a woman age 40 and over with Vermont insurance to just $25 or less.The Randolph hospital is also a supporter of the Love/Army for Women, a national effort to have women sign up for breast cancer research initiatives. Any woman, except those in active cancer treatment, is encouraged to join at is external). The program includes e-mail alerts on upcoming scientific studies. Women who fit the parameters of a study are invited to participate.Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in U.S. women, and the single leading cause of death overall in women between the ages of 40 and 55.In Vermont last year, an estimated 470 new cases of female breast cancer cases were diagnosed and 90 women died from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.Nationwide, there is a new diagnosis of breast cancer every three minutes and a death every 14 minutes.While advances – including the new Love/Army of Women research strategy – have been made in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and working toward a cure for breast cancer, early detection still affords the best opportunity for successful treatment. According to the Avon Foundation, programs such as Gifford’s help ensure that all women, including the poor and medically underserved, have access to early detection information and options.Since 1993, the Avon Foundation has awarded more than 1,100 grants to community-based breast health programs across the United States. These programs are dedicated to educating underserved women about breast cancer and linking them to early detection screening services.The Avon Foundation and Breast Cancer CrusadeThe Avon Foundation, an accredited 501(c)(3) public charity, was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women and their families. Now past the half century milestone, the Foundation brings this mission to life through the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, which raises funds and awareness to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer, with a focus on the medically underserved. Since 1992 the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has raised and awarded more than $525 million worldwide for medical research, access to care, support services, screening and diagnostics, and education and awareness. The largest fundraising program in the United States is the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series.The Avon Foundation Breast Care FundThe Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund is administered by Cicatelli Associates Inc. to support community-based, non-profit breast health programs across the country. The Fund’s National Advisory Board selected the breast health program at Gifford Medical Center as one of 144 grant recipients nationwide in 2009. These organizations were chosen based on their ability to effectively reach women, particularly minority, low-income and older women, who are often medically underserved.Gifford Medical CenterGifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt., is a community hospital with family health centers in Bethel, Chelsea, Rochester and Sharon and specialty services throughout the region. Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department, a 25-bed inpatient unit and a Transitional Care Unit. Gifford has a day care as well an adult day care and a 30-bed nursing home, the Menig Extended Care Facility, which opened in 1998 on the main campus. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to the traditional hospital-based deliveries and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care.The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable and high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.For more InformationFor more information on breast care at Gifford, call Breast Care Coordinator Jane Harrness at (802) 728-2317. For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or is external), or the National Cancer Institute at 1-800-4-CANCER or is external).To learn more about the Avon Foundation, call 1-866-505-AVON or visit is external), where you can also access the free printable Breast Health Resource Guide in English and Spanish. For information or to register or support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer events, visit is external) or call 1-888-540-WALK.last_img read more

On the Blogs: No Place for Partisanship in North Carolina Energy Transition

first_imgOn the Blogs: No Place for Partisanship in North Carolina Energy Transition FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 is the reality of the world in which we live — Republicans and Democrats in the North Carolina General Assembly are often divided on complex social and economic issues. However, over 80 percent of legislation, including energy-related bills, are passed with strong bipartisan support.True, there have been some contentious debates over the right path to expanding the renewable energy economy in North Carolina, but earlier this summer it appeared as though we had turned a corner in building consensus on prioritizing renewable energy as an economic driver in our state. The North Carolina House voted 108-11 to pass an energy bill that had been hammered out over the course of a year.Before the vote, more than 30 meetings were held with a diverse set of energy stakeholders  that included utilities, the renewable energy industry, environmental groups and customer advocates.  These groups don’t often collaborate. But it happened here, and we were hopeful that North Carolina would continue to be recognized for its leadership in making renewable energy projects a reality.These investments and the jobs they create are urgently needed, especially in the rural areas across North Carolina. According to a recent report prepared by RTI International, renewable energy projects have been responsible for nearly $800 million in major investments in the counties that we represent, where unemployment remains stubbornly high.Solar and wind energy have provided one of the few economic bright spots in our corner of the state that is too often ignored by the private businesses that power our state’s economy, as well as by many policymakers who help guide it.In the end, after contentious negotiations and compromise, the bill that Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law included much to celebrate. House Bill 589 modernizes our state’s solar policy and introduces new ways for home and business owners to transform their rooftops into energy generators. But despite our strong opposition, it also placed an unnecessary 18-month moratorium on wind energy development, which jeopardizes up to $1 billion in new investments by two wind projects in some of our most economically distressed counties.Senators who pushed for the moratorium claimed more study is needed to ensure that wind turbines don’t interfere with military operations. But as one recent newspaper editorial stated, that’s absurd – our military officials already have an extensive and thorough review process to ensure nothing interferes with our valuable military operations, including wind turbines, cell towers, tall buildings or trees.While we wholeheartedly agree on the importance of the military’s presence in our state, the recently built Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties has shown beyond a doubt the thoroughness and workability of the existing permitting process at the local, state and federal levels.Further state study on the matter, as required in the legislation, is not needed. Our military and wind projects can co-exist successfully. And as legislators representing eastern North Carolina, we are united in working to keep these two new wind projects on track, so they can receive their final approvals and be built as soon as this ill-conceived moratorium ends.More: Commentary: Renewable energy is an economic issue, not a partisan onelast_img read more

Judge Applicants

first_img July 15, 2005 Regular News Judge Applicants Judge Applicants/Judgeships Fifth JNC to fill judgeships The Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for three county and three circuit judge positions. The county judge positions are in Marion, Lake, and Hernando counties. The circuit judgeships include a position which may be split between Lake and Sumter counties, and two positions in the tri-county area. Applicants must be residents of the Fifth Circuit for the circuit court positions, and residents of the specific county for the county court positions. Additionally, applicants must be registered voters and members of The Florida Bar for the past five years. Indication as to which position an applicant is seeking must be written at the top of the first page of the application. If applying for more than one position, that must be noted on the application as well. Applications may be downloaded from the Web site, and are also available at the office of the acting chair, Lisa D. Herndon, State Attorney’s Office, Hernando County Courthouse, 20 North Main Street, Room 400, Brooksville 34601, anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. An original, plus nine copies, of the completed application, and a photograph, must be received by Herndon no later than 5 p.m., July 20. Interview days are scheduled for August 1 in Hernando County, and August 2 and 4 in Lake County. Ninth JNC has circuit opening The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a newly created circuit judgeship. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters, and reside within Orange or Osceola counties upon appointment. Applications may be obtained from the Web site for the Ninth Judicial Circuit at From the Ninth Circuit’s home page, click the drop down for “Media Center” and select “Ninth Circuit JNC.” All candidates who previously submitted applications for the county court judicial position must submit new applications for the new circuit court position. An original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by David L. Holbrook, JNC chair, 3117 Edgewater Drive, Orlando 32804, no later than 5 p.m., July 18. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Orange County Bar Association offices, 880 North Orange Avenue, Orlando 32801 on August 2. 17th JNC to fill two judgeships The 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill one county court judicial vacancy and one circuit court judicial vacancy. Applicants must have been members of the Bar for at least five years, registered voters, and residents of the 17th Circuit. Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s Web site at or by contacting Timothy L. Bailey, JNC chair, Bailey and Bailey Law Offices, 2335 E. Atlantic Blvd., Suite 300, Pompano Beach 33062, phone (954) 941-4920, fax (954) 941-4927. An original and nine copies of the completed applications — with photographs — must be received by Bailey no later than 5 p.m., July 21. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Indicate at the top of the application if you are applying for the county court judge position or the circuit judge position. Tenth JNC has two circuit vacancies The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for two new circuit judge positions that were recently created by the Florida Legislature. Applicants for these circuit judgeships must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, be registered to vote in Florida, and reside in the 10th Circuit at the time the successful applicants are sworn in to office. Application forms may be obtained from Donald H. Wilson, Jr., JNC chair, Boswell & Dunlap, 245 South Central Avenue, P.O. Drawer 30, Bartow 33830, phone (863) 533-7117, fax (863) 533-7412, e-mail [email protected] Applications also are available on The Florida Bar Web site at The original and nine copies of the completed application must be delivered to Wilson no later than 5 p.m., July 22. In the past, applications that were not delivered by the specified deadline were not considered by the commission. The commission’s interview of the applicants is tentatively scheduled for August 9 in Bartow. 15th JNC seeks judge applicants The 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a newly created circuit judgeship. Applicants must have been members of the Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters, and reside in Palm Beach County. Applications are available at the law libraries of the main West Palm Beach and South County courthouses, at the information desk of the North County and Belle Glade (West County) courthouses, and at the Palm Beach and South Palm Beach bar associations. Applicants are encouraged to read the letter of instruction that accompanies the application. Applications must be received at the Palm Beach County Bar, 1601 Belvedere Rd., Suite 302E, West Palm Beach 33406 by 5 p.m. July 21. Interviews are set for August 15-16. Second JNC seeks judge applicants The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now seeking applicants to fill a new judgeship on the circuit bench. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the past five years, registered voters, and reside within the Second Circuit. Application forms are available on The Florida Bar Web site at or from Stephanie L. Williams, JNC chair, Florida State University College of Law, 425 West Jefferson St., Room R201A Tallahassee 32306-1601. An original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by Williams no later than 5 p.m., July 13. First Circuit JNC seeks judge applicants The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for the circuit judge position in Walton County. Applicants must be registered voters, members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, and and live in the territorial jurisdiction of the court. Applications are available from The Florida Bar Web site at or from First Circuit JNC Chair Drew S. Pinkerton by pickup from his law office at 25 Walter Martin Road, Fort Walton Beach 32548, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays. An original plus nine copies of the completed application must be received by Pinkerton no later than 5 p.m., Monday, July 25 at 25 Walter Martin Road, Fort Walton Beach 32548. The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has tentatively scheduled applicant interviews beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, and all day Friday, August 5, at the Okaloosa County Courthouse in Crestview. Applicants will be advised of the interview schedule and meeting room. Seventh Circuit JNC seeks judge applicants The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now acccepting applications to fill a newly created seat on the circuit bench. Applicants must be registered Florida voters, members in good standing of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, and reside in the Seventh Circuit upon assuming office. Application forms are available on the Florida Bar’s Web site at or from the office of William J. Voges, JNC chair, 275 Clyde Morris Boulevard, Ormond Beach 32174, phone (386)-671-4910. An original and nine copies of the completed application must be delivered to and received by the chair no later than 4 p.m., July 28. Interviews of the applicants will be conducted on dates and at a location to be announced.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp shocked by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang winning Premier League Golden Boot

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 May 2019 8:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was managed by Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)Jürgen Klopp is claiming all three Golden Boot winners 😂— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 12, 2019 He said: Do we have the two top goalscorers, right?‘Oh, Auba scored twice again? At Burnley? Wow, I never would have expected that‘How do they do that now, do they make three golden boots? Or everybody gets it for three months?‘So, all my players, eh?’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementcenter_img Jurgen Klopp shocked by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang winning Premier League Golden Boot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season in English football (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp admitted he was shocked after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured there was a three-way tie for this season’s Premier League Golden Boot.The Gabon international scored twice at Turf Moor as Arsenal ended their domestic campaign on a high with a 3-1 win.At Anfield, meanwhile, Sadio Mane also registered a brace in a 2-0 victory over Wolves which, ultimately, wasn’t enough for Klopp’s side to end a 29-year wait for the league title.Mane, teammate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal talisman Aubameyang all finished excellent personal campaigns on 22 goals, although Klopp was pleasantly surprised his former Borussia Dortmund charge was able to join such illustrious company.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Commentlast_img read more

Dutch provide most pension assets per capita in Europe, study shows

first_imgA report compiled by the Dutch government has estimated that combined assets in the country’s pension system would equate to approximately €50,500 per person.Drawing on figures compiled by the Organisation for Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Dutch Cabinet found that the Netherlands had by far the most pension savings in Europe per capita. Switzerland and Iceland – with pension assets of €45,811 and €41,433 per capita – came in second and third place, respectively.Other markets highlighted in the survey included the UK, with €27,366 in pension assets per citizen, Ireland (€16,155), Denmark (€16,056) and Finland (€13,855). Pension assets exceeded €4,000 per capita in none of the 16 remaining EU countries, the Dutch government said. It said pension assets in Germany and Belgium amounted to €1,980 and €1,409 per capita, respectively, while France and Greece fared worst of all, boasting just €91 and €9 per head, respectively.The Dutch Cabinet looked at the accrued pension assets in Europe at the request of Parliament.last_img read more