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Alecta reported that the group solvency ratio, however, was down year-on-year at 162% in this year’s first quarter, compared with 169% in the first quarter of 2018.When asked if Alecta planned to make any changes to its portfolios in light of these recent results, Sterte told IPE: “We are not planning to make any major changes, but we are gradually increasing our exposure towards real investments.”The five-year average return for the fund’s DC pension product is now 7.7% and for its DB product the average stands at 6.1%.Assets under management grew to SEK761bn (€72.4bn) for DB pensions by the end of March from SEK734bn at the end of December, and to SEK115bn from SEK95bn for DC. Sweden’s largest pension fund, Alecta, has published strong returns in the first quarter of 2019 for its defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) pension products.According to a report on its key figures for January to March, the fund’s DC product, Alecta Optimal Pension, generated a positive return of 8.1%, compared with -3.5% for the whole of 2018. Its DB product returned 5.6%, compared with -2% last year.Hans Sterte, CIO at Alecta, told IPE: “We have seen very strong returns from equites, which are up 13 percent this first quarter, on the back of softer monetary policy stance from the Fed and other central banks.”In the middle of the first quarter, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) — which has been raising interest rates in the second half of 2018 — said in a report that it would be patient as it determined what level of interest rates could be appropriate to support the economy. In March it said it anticipated no hikes for the rest of 2019 and only one more in 2020.
The suspects were nabbed after they solda sachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P500 around9:25 p.m. on March 6. BACOLOD City – Police arrested two drugsuspects in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 27. Eight sachets of suspected shabuweighing about five grams valued at around 45,000 were seized from the31-year-old resident Gerald Aguas and his minor cohort. Aguas was detained in the lockup cell ofPolice Station 4, while the minor was placed under the custody of the city’s Departmentof Social Services and Development. Charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed againstthem./PN
Facebook11Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Solid WasteThe waste reduction team at Thurston County Solid Waste is gathering your input on waste habits and perception.Thurston County Solid Waste wants to hear from the community on two very important topics.The first topic is the issue of wasted food. As a nation, we waste 40% of all food produced. This has significant financial, environmental and social impacts – there is no good side. The County is working on reducing this waste through three projects, with more planned. Solid Waste has been assisting local schools with reducing lunchroom waste for several years, even providing free milk machines and durable cups.A very successful grant project with Thurston County Food Bank provided needed infrastructure to enable the organization to increase donations of prepared food from caterers, stores, schools, and restaurants. Earlier this year, Solid Waste launched a residential awareness campaign aimed at helping residents. “The average American throws out 25% of the food they buy,” according to Terri Thomas, with Thurston Solid Waste. “However, most people don’t realize it because it happens here and there, bit by bit.” In order to fine tune and expand their efforts, the waste reduction team wants information on waste habits and perception. They have developed a quick online survey that can be found at www.WasteLessFood.com.While you are at the website, you can learn about an exciting radio contest, and of course, how to reduce the food you waste. Since a family of four throws out about $1600 a year in wasted food, it’s worth the time to take a look.Thurston County Solid Waste wants your input on the plastic bag ban.The second topic focuses on the bag ordinances that took effect July 1 in the cities of Tumwater, Olympia and Lacey, and the unincorporated areas of Thurston County. “Now that the community has adjusted a bit, it’s important that we check in with customers and retailers to get a good picture of how it’s working after four months,” said Thomas. The new law prohibits most retailers from providing single-use plastic carryout bags. It also requires them to charge a minimum of five cents for large paper bags, which the stores keep. The fee helps offset the higher cost of paper bags and acts as an incentive for customers to bring reusable bags. Customers using EBT and other assistance programs are exempt from the charge.The two online plastic bag surveys—one for retailers and one for customers—are available at www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org/plastics. Retailers can also download signs at the “Resources for Retailers” link on the site, and post in their stores to encourage customers to take the survey. To be notified when the status report on the plastic bag ordinances is released, the community can sign up for the online newsletter while at the site.For more information about waste reduction programs, or these surveys, contact Terri Thomas at Thomaste@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 867-2279.
The members of the team include, back row, L-R, Naomi Perkins, Christina Champlin, Erica Tolles, Courtney Shrieves and coach Rachel Stewart.Front, Shaen Panko Dool, Morgan Sabo, Soleil Babcock and Charly Defouw. Missing, Sophie Borhi and coach Yoshie Measures. Nelson Figure skaters did more than just turn in solid performances at the Rossland Mini Competition, the Heritage City contingent won the event for the second time in 30 years.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute members of the winning Nelson Figure Skating squad with Team of the Week honours.