Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Content Sponsored by Alure Home Improvements“Ever walk into your bathroom or your kitchen and seen how your cabinet doors don’t close correctly?” asks Doug Cornwell, Alure Home Improvements’ chief operating officer.It’s a common problem because over time your cabinet doors have the tendency to shift out of alignment. After a while, the doors can become so far out of alignment, they won’t even shut.“It could be caused by a number of things,” explains Cornwell in a recent episode of “Alure’s 60-Second Fix: How To Align Your Cabinet Doors In 60 Seconds.” “It could be the time of year because in the summer time, the humidity will make the doors swell.“Or you could have added some weight to the cabinet that would make the cabinet shift the doors out of alignment,” he continues. “The good news is that it’s an easy fix.”In fact, all it takes is just the turn of a screw.“European-style cabinets have hinges on the inside of the cabinet that have a six-way adjustable hinge,” Cornwell adds. “Basically it does a couple of things to the door. It allows the door to go straight up or down. It allows the door to move in or out and away from the cabinet frame.“Or it will actually take the door and tilt it from side to side,” he says. “Don’t get nervous! It’s not too bad. We’re going to show you how to do it.”In the example presented here, the problem is that the doors don’t line up along the top and the bottom when they’re closed. The door on the right is sagging. There’s also an uneven space between them. The gap is narrow at the top and wider at the bottom.“The door is cock-eyed,” Cornwell says. “So we need to straighten it out.”First, open the cabinet door and look at the hinge assembly on the cabinet wall inside—not the adjoining bracket on the door. For the first adjustment, you’re going to alter the top hinge slightly. Since the door has slid too far over to the right, it has to be pulled back. Take the first screw that is nearest to the door bracket, and with your screwdriver in place, give it a twist to pull the hinge bar back into its housing. The goal is to shift the top of the door slightly to the right.“Give it a test to see if it needs further adjustment,” Cornwell advises. “If it looks good, you don’t.”So with that minor fix, you’ve moved the cabinet door so at least it closes without banging against the other door.“So now we want to address the other gap,” Cornwell says, pointing out the uneven space between the doors.Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsIt’s almost a repeat of the first step, only this time you focus on the bottom hinge. Open the door, and look at the hinge assembly inside the cabinet wall. Focus on the screw in the bottom hinge that is nearest to the door bracket. Use your screwdriver to adjust the hinge so it moves toward the gap to even up the space.“You move it out just a touch,” says Cornwell. “Then give it another test.”If the gap is gone, the doors should line up perfectly, opening and closing smoothly.“There it is!” points out Cornwell, proudly. “The hinges are all fixed and the doors are back in line.”Now the cabinets perform as they’re intended to do. It’s open and shut. And to think all it takes is just a simple turn of the screw!
Sweden’s third largest pension provider AMF has been given official approval to market 12 of its products on the Premium Pension System’s (PPM) funds platform – the third firm to get the green light since it was overhauled last year.Of 13 funds AMF included in its application process for the PPM – the defined contribution section of its state pension system – one was rejected, the firm said.The AMF Corporate Bond fund was only launched in the autumn of 2018, giving it too short a fund history to qualify, AMF said.The PPM has now authorised three companies to offer a total of 20 funds on the PPM platform. Lannebo Fonder was the first to have its products approved this year, getting the go-ahead for seven funds on 15 February, followed by HealthInvest Partners with approval for its small and micro-cap offering a week later.Altogether, the Swedish Pensions Agency has received applications for inclusion on the platform from 70 companies representing 553 funds. A spokesman for the regulator said 269 funds were deregistered.Jonas Eliasson, chief executive of the SEK590bn (€56bn) pension fund’s AMF Fonder division, said: “It is gratifying that our funds have been selected for the new fund marketplace by the Swedish Pensions Agency. We will continue to manage the funds in the best way and keep the fund fees low.”The Swedish Pensions Agency introduced new rules for the PPM’s fund marketplace (fondtorget) in November, as the first step in a larger reform of the system. Private sector providers had to re-apply to continue offering their funds on the platform.The overhaul of the PPM was triggered by a spate of scandals over the past few years involving poor behaviour by asset managers. Prior to the new rules, the platform had more than 800 fund management firms offering products.Eliasson said AMF Fonder, which has been managing funds in the premium pension system since it began in the late 1990s, hoped the review and new requirements would lead to a safer funds marketplace.“It is about people’s livelihoods as pensioners, which requires responsible players,” he said.
Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is likely to require surgery at the end of the season to fix a troublesome thigh problem, according to manager David Moyes. The 25-year-old missed nearly three months from September with the injury and he sat out almost all January and although he has returned to the starting line-up on a regular basis he is still hampered. Gibson scored from long-range in Saturday’s 2-0 win over QPR and Moyes would like to see him do it more frequently but believes it is not possible currently. “After the game on Saturday, I was asked about Darron Gibson’s goal and his shot – I think he could do it more and with more ferocity as well because he’s got a great shot on him,” said the Scot. “He has got a bit of a problem at the top of his thigh which will probably require an operation at the end of the season.” Despite not being 100 per cent Gibson has added a different dimension to Everton’s midfield with his vision and distribution. “What he has given us is that he is good on the ball and he has a better range of passing than maybe some of the other midfielders we have,” added Moyes. “I think overall he has had an impact. He had a bit of a dip midway through after he came back from his injury but his form is good right now.” Press Association