Children who spend time in nurseries ‘more likely to develop behavioural problems’

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgThe research also uncovered trends relating to children who were in formal   child care — away from their parents. The disclosure will revive debate over the best way to raise children amid a   surge in the number of under-fives enrolled in nurseries and with   childminders in the past 20 years. Figures from the Department for Education   show that 441,000 children under five are in day nurseries while another   272,000 are being looked after by childminders. Children raised in poor families with high levels of parental stress or mental   health problems were most at risk of developing emotional problems by the   time they started school, it emerged.center_img The Telegraph 16 October 2013Academics at Oxford University discovered that exposure to some forms of early   education contributed to bad behaviour and could be linked to emotional   problems.The study, based on an analysis of infants from almost 1,000 families, showed   that the strongest influence on children came from within the home itself.last_img read more

ARM Pension Wins 7th UBA Pensions Tourney

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgARM Pension has emerged champions of the 7th edition of UBA Pensions five-a-side tournament decided at the Fun Turf Centre, Lekki, Lagos at the weekend.In an explosive final match, ARM Pension defeated their opponent, Legacy Pension by a lone goal scored by Bolaji Adeleke. The five-a-side tournament, which is an annual sporting event organised by UBA Pension Custodians Limited witnessed the participation of nine Pension Fund Administrators namely: PAL Pensions (PAL), Leadway Pensure PFA Limited (LPPFA), AIICO Pensions Manager Limited (APML), IEI-Anchor Pensions (IEI-Anchor), Stanbic IBTC Pensions Managers Limited (SIPML), ARM Pension (ARMP), Legacy Pension (LEGACY) and CrusaderSterling Pension (CPL) and the host, UBA Pensions.Saturday’s victory was the 4th time ARM Pension would go home with the coveted trophy since the inaugural tournament in 2007.In the third place match, Leadway Pensure PFA defeated PAL Pensions by 2-0 to clinch the bronzemedal.Meanwhile, in the other games competed at the turf, the relay team of PAL Pensions won the Sack race, while the Chess and Scrabble games were won by Oladunjoye Niyi of Stanbic IBTC Pension and Aiyedun Adedoyin of Leadway Pensure respectively.The women  were not left out as they participated solely in the Table Tennis and Egg and Spoon games with Aminu Aisha of UBA Pensions and Akanbi Nike of Legacy Pension emerging winners respectively. A total of 20 medals were distributed with Adeleke Bolaji and Olaniyan Muis of ARM Pension receiving the Most Valuable Player and Best Goal Keeper awards.Okey Davies of Legacy Pension was awarded the Highest Goal Scorer while Leadway Pensure received the Fair Play award of the tournament.Commenting on the tournament, Mr. Mba Simon, Chief Finance Officer, who represented the Managing Director, Bayo Yusuf of UBA Pensions expressed satisfaction with the outcome and the turnout of participating PFAs which witnessed an increase in the number of participants when compared with previous editions. He also indicated plans to enlarge the scope of the tournament in the comingyears.The five-a-side tournament which is the seventh edition is an annual football competition organised by UBA Pensions Custodian Limited to encourage employees to bond with PFAs and also cultivate healthy lifestyle by taking time out to engage in sporting and other recreational activities.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Breaking News: City of Miramar Reverses Furlough Decision for City Employees

Posted On Aug 31 2020 by

first_imgHargray stated that he was taking this step after further discussions with staff, union representatives, members of the City Commission and the public.  BREAKING NEWS: After last week’s announcement that approximately 1,000 city employees would be furloughed 8 hours a week, the City of Miramar has decided to reverse the decision. Ahead of tomorrow’s commission vote in the City of Miramar, City Manager Vernon Hargray and members of the commission are coming up with alternatives to the proposed furloughs, which would have seen employees losing as much as 20 percent of their salaries. Below is the official statement from the City of Miramar: (More details to follow shortly). Today, Miramar City Manager Vernon E. Hargray issued a memorandum to the City’s Mayor, Vice Mayor and City Commissioners announcing that he would be exploring other alternatives instead of implementing the staff furloughs, as proposed in his memorandum dated May 13, 2020.  Miramar City Hall The City Manager will discuss the City’s financial status during the Virtual Miramar Commission Meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The Commission Meeting can be streamed at For questions regarding Miramar’s furlough, please visit The furloughs were billed as part of a 7-pronged approach to offset the city’s economic shortfall brought on by COVID-19. The May 13th memo detailed furloughs consisting of 8 hours per week for each full-time employee effective June 11, 2020 to December 9, 2020. Part time, as needed employees and interns would not be impacted by the proposed furlough.last_img read more