In a press release issued after talks with the unions last week, the social ministry said “all participants agreed” that non-guaranteed pension plans were “opening the doors for simple, attractive occupational pension plans at low administration costs, but at the same time offering high security”. Unions and worker representatives in Germany have welcomed a government proposal to set up a “forum” for questions regarding the introduction of non-guaranteed pension plans.In a closed-door meeting between unions and Germany’s social and labour minister Hubertus Heil, the parties discussed ‘defined ambition’ pension plans, which were made possible with the Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz (BRSG) reforms, brought in at the start of last year.However, so far none of the parties negotiating collective bargaining agreements have set up such arrangements, which would be the first non-guaranteed second-pillar pension plans in Germany.By law, they can only be set up in joint negotiations between employer and employee representatives for a specific industry. Credit: Sandro Halank Hubertus Heil, labour and social minister for GermanyHeil proposed to create a forum at the ministry where questions regarding the new pension plans could be discussed and experiences could be shared. This was welcomed by the participants, according to the ministry’s press release.The minister also said he would meet with representatives from the finance ministry and financial regulator BaFin “given the inter-departmental issues” created by the implementation of the new pension plans.Even bankers prefer guaranteesMeanwhile, consultancy Aon has found in a survey that not many workers at large companies are willing to swap guaranteed pensions for the chance of higher returns on their pension assets.In a poll of 1,000 employees at companies with more than 10,000 staff members, only 12.2% said they would waive guarantees in exchange for the possibility of higher returns.Aon said the result from financial companies “really showed how deeply ingrained the wish is to cut out all the risks”. Only 18.8% of all surveyed bankers and financial experts would opt for risk rather than guarantees.The general results were almost equally split among men and women and among the different age groups.Further readingaba Anniversary Conference: ‘Grasp opportunities reform offers’ At German pension association aba’s annual conference last year, chairman Heribert Karch urged unions and employers to embrace the concept of pension funds without guaranteesGermany unlikely to see new DC plans before 2020 Germany’s largest union has refused to commit to backing any new defined contribution or defined ambition pension plans before the autumn of this year when it holds its annual meeting.
Three matches of 2nd pre-round of BiH handball Cup were played, and Bosna, Krivaja and Čapljina were victorious.HC ”Bosna” defeated ”Leotar” from Trebinje with 27:26; HC ”Krivaja” defeated ”Gradačac” with 37:30, and ”Čapljina” defeated Kakanj 39:28.The continuation of 16th round of BiH handball Championship is to continue next weekend.
What channel is Monday Night Football on?TV channel: ESPNLive stream: ESPN appESPN (and ABC) has been the home for “Monday Night Football” since its inception in 1970. You can find a live stream for MNF games at ESPN.com or by downloading the ESPN app.Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland will have the call from the booth. McFarland was a sideline analyst last year, but moved into the booth when Jason Witten returned to the Dallas Cowboys following a stint in broadcasting that was not particularly well-received.Lisa Salters returns for her eighth season as sideline reporter, and John Perry is the crew’s new officiating analyst for 2019.Monday Night Football schedule 2019Week 1Sept. 9Texans at Saints (7 p.m. ET) MORE: The glory days of “Monday Night Football”If Seattle pulls off the upset Monday night, chances are MVP candidate Russell Wilson will be the reason. The Seahawks quarterback, who leads the NFL with 22 touchdown passes and a passer rating of 118.2, is looking for his 10th straight game against NFC West opponents with a passer rating of 110 or better.The result of this game, a big one in what may be considered the best division in football, will matter for the NFL playoffs and beyond. Including the 49ers’ berth in Super Bowl 47, the NFC West has produced four of the last seven NFC Super Bowl representatives. Seattle and San Francisco accounted for three of those appearances, while the Rams were the latest entry last season. Since the beginning of that 2012 season, no other division has a better overall winning percentage.Below is all you need to know about Monday night’s game between the 49ers and Seahawks, including the kickoff time and TV channel.Who plays on Monday Night Football tonight?Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ersKickoff time: 8:15 p.m. ETIn both our NFL Week 10 picks against the spread and straight-up predictions, Sporting News projected a 49ers victory over the Seahawks on Monday night. Below are the explanations.Pick against the spread: The Seahawks’ pass defense is not very good, and the 49ers have their passing offense revved up. Defensively, San Francisco can win the battles up front against Seattle’s offensive line, and it should be a bit healthier on the other side to handle a limited pass rush. The 49ers have been a great home team this season, and Jimmy Garoppolo will be up to the task of out-dueling Russell Wilson with better matchups for his weapons. Pick: 49ers win 31-27 but fail to cover the spread.Straight-up prediction: Somewhat lost in the shadow of Russell Wilson’s MVP-caliber play this season has been a shaky Seahawks defense that’s allowing 25.6 points per game. While Seattle represents San Francisco’s biggest test yet, the NFL’s last remaining undefeated team this season won’t have to deal with much resistance at home Monday night. Wilson, meanwhile, will need to be more magical than usual against a defense that can get to him without blitzing. He’ll get his share of highlights, but they won’t be enough. Pick: 49ers 26, Seahawks 17.MORE: Full betting preview for 49ers vs. Seahawks Tonight’s “Monday Night Football” matchup is uncharacteristically juicy considering ESPN rarely gets must-see matchups for its prime-time package these days. In a game scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET, the 49ers will host the Seahawks — easily the most intriguing MNF matchup of the 2019 season thus far.At 8-0, San Francisco is the last undefeated team in the NFL this season, yet its lead in the NFC West over 7-2 Seattle is slim. The Seahawks have dominated this rivalry of late, winning nine of the last 10 matchups, but the 49ers are six-point home favorites for Monday night’s game. Sept. 9Broncos at Raiders (10:15 p.m. ET)Week 2Sept. 16Browns at JetsWeek 3Sept. 23Bears at RedskinsWeek 4Sept. 30Bengals at SteelersWeek 5Oct. 7Browns at 49ersWeek 6Oct. 14Lions at PackersWeek 7Oct. 21Patriots at JetsWeek 8Oct. 28Dolphins at SteelersWeek 9Nov. 4Cowboys at GiantsWeek 10Nov. 11Seahawks at 49ersWeek 11Nov. 18Chiefs at ChargersWeek 12Nov. 25Ravens at RamsWeek 13Dec. 2Vikings at SeahawksWeek 14Dec. 9Giants at EaglesWeek 15Dec. 16Colts at SaintsWeek 16Dec. 23Packers at Vikings read more