Dutch state secretary fleshes out new governance legislation

first_imgJetta Klijnsma, state secretary for the Netherlands, has decided Dutch pension funds’ supervisory boards (RvTs) will have the right under new governance legislation to suspend or fire board members if they are functioning improperly.Klijnsma, detailing additional governance rules following Parliament’s approval of the legislation last summer, said RvTs would also be able to reject nominated board members if they failed to comply with the set profile.She said she was responding in particular to demands from the Senate for more powerful RvTs.Klijnsma also decided that non-executive board members – or stakeholder representatives – of one of the five board models must establish an audit committee for business aspects and risk management. The committee must act as a countervailing power towards the executive part of the board, which is to be composed of professionals.In addition, the independent chairman of the board model would have the right to agenda-setting, as well as the supervision on the structure and functioning of the scheme’s board, Klijnsma said.With the detailing of these additional governance rules, the principles for good pension fund governance – launched by the Pensions Federation and the Labour Foundation (StAr) earlier this year – now have a legal basis.However, the state secretary conceded that the code was “less ambitious” than the Cabinet had hoped for, particularly on the issue of remuneration.The new governance legislation is to take effect on 1 July 2014.last_img read more

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Clare and Dublin get Camogie playoff

first_imgThe Camogie Association says that the play-off will take place this Saturday, August 1st at 2pm in Semple Stadium, with extra-time to be played if the match is a draw. However, the winning team will have just two days to then prepare for an All Ireland quarter-final against Wexford.The governing body has performed a u-turn on the decision after both Dublin and Clare refused to take part in this morning’s scheduled coin toss to separate the two sides.In statements, both counties said that the governing body have shown contempt and disdain for the players.last_img read more

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What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for championship race at Homestead

first_imgWhat channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that have plagued race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races were scheduled to be shown on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Cup Series’ only visit to the track all year and the season finale that will decide the 2019 champion, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBC. The race at Homestead will start at 3 p.m. ET. The 3 p.m. ET start time for the race at Homestead on Sunday is the third such start time over the last three weeks of the season. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series season finale is the seventh race on NBC this year. As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC was slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.MORE: Full starting lineup for NASCAR championship raceSunday’s race at Homestead, which will consist of three stages (80 laps, 80 laps and 107 laps), is the 36th and final race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The Championship 4, which was set last week in Phoenix, consists of Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.Homestead-Miami Speedway is a 1.5-mile oval that features 18-20 degree banking in the turns and four-degree banking on the identical, 1,760-foot stretches. Joey Logano won this race last year to take home the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series championship.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at Homestead.What channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: NBCLive stream: NBC Sports AppRadio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioSunday’s season finale at Homestead is the seventh race this season scheduled to be shown on NBC. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.In addition to the TV coverage on NBC, Sunday’s race at Homestead is available via live stream on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com. NASCAR at Homestead: What time does today’s race start?Date: Sunday, Nov. 17Time: 3 p.m. ETLocation: Homestead-Miami SpeedwayHomestead, which first hosted a NASCAR Cup Series race in 1999, has been the site of the season finale since 2002.The four drivers contending for a championship at Homestead on Sunday — Busch, Truex, Hamlin and Harvick — have totaled 21 wins, 63 top-fives, 97 top-10s, 4,562 laps led and an average driver rating of 103.2.Though Hamlin is the only driver of the four who has not yet won a Cup Series championship, his two career Homestead playoff race wins are more than the one each for Busch, Truex and Harvick.NASCAR schedule 2019DateRaceTrackWinnerFeb. 10Advance Auto Parts ClashDaytona International SpeedwayJimmie JohnsonFeb. 14Gander RV Duel 1 at DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwayKevin HarvickFeb. 14Gander RV Duel 2 at DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwayJoey LoganoFeb. 17Daytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayDenny HamlinFeb. 24Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiMarch 3Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy LubeLas Vegas Motor SpeedwayJoey LoganoMarch 10TicketGuardian 500ISM RacewayKyle BuschMarch 17AutoClub 400Auto Club SpeedwayKyle BuschMarch 24STP 500Martinsville SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiMarch 31O’Reilly Auto Parts 500Texas Motor SpeedwayDenny HamlinApril 7Food City 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayKyle BuschApril 13Toyota Owners 400Richmond RacewayMartin Truex Jr.April 28Geico 500Talladega SpeedwayChase ElliottMay 5Cup Series Race at DoverDover International SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.May 11Cup Series Race at KansasKansas SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiMay 18Monster Energy OpenCharlotte Motor Speedway—May 18Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star RaceCharlotte Motor SpeedwayKyle LarsonMay 26Coca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.June 2Pocono 400Pocono RacewayKyle BuschJune 10FireKeepers Casino 400Michigan International SpeedwayJoey LoganoJune 23Toyota/Save Mart 350Sonoma RacewayMartin Truex Jr.June 30Camping World 400Chicagoland SpeedwayAlex BowmanJuly 6Coke Zero Sugar 400Daytona International SpeedwayJustin HaleyJuly 13Quaker State 400Kentucky SpeedwayKurt BuschJuly 21Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayKevin HarvickJuly 28Gander Outdoors 400Pocono RacewayDenny HamlinAug. 4Go Bowling at The GlenWatkins Glen InternationalChase ElliottAug. 11Consumers Energy 400Michigan International SpeedwayKevin HarvickAug. 17Bass Pro Shops NRA Night RaceBristol Motor SpeedwayDenny HamlinSept. 1Bojangles’ Southern 500Darlington RacewayErik JonesSept. 8Big Machine Vodka 400Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayKevin Harvick2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup playoff scheduleDateRaceTrackWinnerSept. 15South Point 400Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.Sept. 21Federated Auto Parts 400Richmond RacewayMartin Truex Jr.Sept. 29Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor Speedway Road CoarseChase ElliottOct. 6Cup Series Race at DoverDover International SpeedwayKyle LarsonOct. 131000Bulbs.com 500Talladega SuperspeedwayRyan BlaneyOct. 20Hollywood Casino 400Kansas SpeedwayDenny HamlinOct. 27First Data 500Martinsville SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.Nov. 3AAA Texas 500Texas Motor SpeedwayKevin HarvickNov. 10Cup Series Race at ISMISM RacewayDenny HamlinNov. 17Ford EcoBoost 400Homestead-Miami SpeedwayTBDlast_img read more

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