Water main breaks in Endicott prompt advisory Wednesday

first_imgThe village asks residents who live in these areas to run cold water throughout their homes to clear out and discolored water. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The village of Endicott is alerting residents of two water main breaks that occurred Wednesday. For the most up to date information, click here.center_img In a Facebook post, the village says the water main breaks occurred on the 1600 block of Riverview Drive and the 800 block of Hill Avenue.last_img

A third of UK DB schemes will not pay full benefits, consultancy warns

first_imgIn addition, the consultancy found that where sponsors shorten their schemes’ deficit recovery periods, including through paying lump sums, this has a “limited impact” on funding levels “as they are just a small acceleration of monies the scheme would expect to receive in any event”.The Pensions Regulator (TPR) came under pressure last year for being seen to allow some pension schemes – most notably BHS – to have lengthy deficit recovery plans. The BHS pension scheme had agreed a 23-year recovery plan, well above the typical average recovery plan (as recorded by TPR) of eight years.Punter Southall also argued that sponsoring companies shouldered the investment risk of the pension scheme, meaning derisking strategies made little impact on the ability of the scheme to pay benefits in full.UK DB schemes connected to bankrupt sponsors are protected by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF). Retired members of underfunded schemes are paid in full, with some limits on annual uplifts. Members yet to retire are paid 90% of their pension payment.Richard Jones, principal at Punter Southall Transaction Services, said: “Since the introduction of the Pension Protection Fund in 2005, more than 10% of defined benefit schemes have failed to deliver their promised benefits in full and around 1% of schemes fail each year. Over the long term, our projections suggest that around one third of UK schemes will fail to deliver members’ benefits in full.”Punter Southall’s report, Risk of Ruin, can be found here. One in three UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes could fail to pay the full level of benefits promised to their members, according to an analysis by consultancy Punter Southall.In a report, titled Risk of Ruin, Punter Southall also claimed only one in five companies had a “high chance” of paying benefits in full.The consultancy analysed schemes’ investment, funding, and management strategies along with their sponsors’ covenant strength, with the latter element determined to be “key” to delivering members’ full promised benefits.“For schemes with a sponsor rated as weak – representing around 20% of total UK DB schemes – the ‘risk of ruin’ is estimated to be 66%,” Punter Southall said.last_img read more

Taylor Ward spent most of his time in left field before returning to Angels

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Ward said he doesn’t have a preference.“Any place that can get me in the lineup, I don’t mind, but left field isn’t bad,” he said.Ward also conceded that it’s good for him mentally to get some time away from third, where he had a rough time in spring training and during his brief big league exposure this year.“Anytime I get away from third and come back, it does feel easier,” he said. “I can just kind of relax and separate it a little bit.”The Angels created a spot for Ward by sending down José Suarez after he pitched on Sunday. They wanted to have an extra position player before playing a game in a National League park. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros CHICAGO — Taylor Ward returned to the Angels on Monday and was in the starting lineup at third base, a position he hasn’t played much lately.Ward got a start at third at Triple-A on Saturday, but otherwise had only started in left field and at DH ever since he returned to Salt Lake after being with the Angels in early May in Mexico.Manager Brad Ausmus said the organization hasn’t necessarily shifted their preference for Ward’s potential role. He was a catcher until 2018, when he became a third baseman. While he still has room to improve at third, he’s added first base and left field this year.“I think they are trying to make him versatile, so he can play a number of positions, mostly left field and third,” Ausmus said Monday. Related Articlescenter_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOOKING WAY AHEADShohei Ohtani’s first time on the roster for a game in a National League park this year begged the question of what Ausmus would do with him if he was scheduled to pitch in an NL park next year.Ohtani obviously can’t DH, so they get the most use out of him if he’s pitching and hitting. The tough part is that once he comes out of the game as a pitcher, he is also out as a hitter, so that is a consideration when deciding where to put him in the batting order.“I haven’t thought about it because I don’t have to worry about it this year, but that’s a good question,” Ausmus said. “That’s something I’d have to think about.”FREQUENT FLIER STATUSThe Angels played in Chicago on Monday after playing on Sunday in Seattle. By the time they fly back home to Orange County on Tuesday, they will have traveled 3,462 miles, the third-most by a team in a three-day span in MLB history (when playing a game each day).ALSOThe Angels reinstated Michael Hermosillo from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A. In order to create a spot for Hermosillo on the 40-man roster, they designated right-hander John Curtiss for assignment.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.06) vs. A’s (RHP Frankie Montas, 6-2, 2.81), 7 p.m., Fox Sports West Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more