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Friday 5 November 2010 12:20 am Show Comments ▼ whatsapp BT pension deficit slashed by £3bn by new inflation measure Tags: NULL BT’S mammoth pension deficit will fall by £2.9bn thanks to a change that will link pension payments to the Consumer Prices Index inflation meaure instead of the Retail Prices Index. The fall in deficit, which stood at £9bn in 2009, will immediately have an impact on interest payments made by the telecoms giant.It will also have an affect on BT’s contributions to the scheme when the level of deficit is recalculated at its triennial review in 2011. BT has already suggested the deficit has dropped to around £6.6bn since 2009. The reduced liabilities will mean BT could end up either paying less than its current £525m a year contribution, or paying off the sum sooner than planned.Future pension increases for 266,000 former workers will now be around 0.75 per cent lower than before, translating to a cut of almost a fifth in payments.BT has stressed it has no say in the implementation of the new inflation measure, which was applied to all public sector pension schemes by the coalition in July. The City welcomed the move, with shares in the firm jumping almost 3.3 per cent to 161.6p. whatsapp Share KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap
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While Dhoni-led the side in the first season, the captaincy was handed to Smith in the second season of the franchise.The former Australian skipper had a great season with now-defunct IPL team, guiding it to the finals where it lost to Mumbai Indians by 1 run.Dhoni would be keen to have his former teammate back with him and probably see a smooth transition of handing the captain’s cap to Smith.Dawid Malan: Who wouldn’t want World’s No.1 T20 batsman in their side? Even if CSK fails to get Steve Smith, they would like to get Malan in their squad. Just like Smith, he can bat at No.3 and also as an opener. Also, him being left-handed will be a big advantage for Chennai. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSFlorida Highway Patrol Previous article5 Ways to Beat Mindless EatingNext articleTask Force Co-Chairman: “We have to stop the bleeding. It has to stop!” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Updating Traffic Alert:Two minors die in collisionFrom The Florida Highway PatrolA collision between two vehicles traveling on Orange Blossom Trail near Brownell Street in Orlando at around 3:15PM yesterday resulted in two fatalities. The collision caused delays on OBT for hours.According to the FHP report, April Gallon, 31 of Orlando, was driving a 2006 Pontiac sedan northbound on OBT with her two daughters – Kayla Johnson (10), and Jasmin Johnson (12). For an unknown reason Gallon drove into the southbound lanes and crashed into Clermond Laferriere, 59 of Apopka, who was driving a 2004 Cadillac SUV southbound on OBT. The front end of Laferriere’s vehicle crashed into the right side of Gallon’s vehicle.Gallon and Laferriere were both transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center with minor non-life-threatening injuries. Both Kayla and Jasmin Johnson died from injuries they suffered during the crash.The crash remains under investigation. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply A Mother’s Day recipe mom will loveShe’s spent years taking care of you, whether it was mending your first broken heart, helping you pack and move for college, or moving in to help take care of your first child. Mom has always been around to help. For all the times she’s been there for you, now is the time to be there for her. This Mother’s Day, plan the perfect day to show mom just how thankful you are.Plan a day together. Set aside all other plans and treat your mom to a day filled with her favorite people, places and things. Whether it’s a day spent indoors playing games or reminiscing, or grabbing the extended family and heading to her favorite park, lake or ocean for a picnic, simply sharing in these moments is sure to bring your mom joy and delight.Host an afternoon tea. While breakfast in bed may have been your Mother’s Day tradition growing up, perhaps it’s time for something new. This year, treat mom to a relaxing and indulgent afternoon tea filled with delicious treats like these Lavender Buttermilk Scones.Lavender Buttermilk SconesIngredients:8 ounces self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting1 teaspoon baking powder2 ounces unsalted butter, cut into small cubes, plus extra for greasing3 ounces lavender-flavored sugar, sifted if preferred (see Cook’s Tip below)1 pint buttermilk, plus extra for brushingSaltYour choice of Bonne Maman PreservesDirections:Heat the oven to 425 degrees.Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.Stir in the lavender sugar (sifted if preferred) and a pinch of salt and make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour in the buttermilk and mix to combine, making a soft dough.Briefly knead the dough on a floured surface, then lightly roll out to about 3/4-inch thick. Cut scones with a 2-inch pastry cutter and place on a greased baking sheet.Brush the top of each scone with a little extra buttermilk and bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned on the top. Cool on a wire rack, dust lightly with flour and serve with your favorite choice of Bonne Maman preserves.Cook’s tips:* To make lavender-flavored sugar, push 2-3 small washed and dried sprigs of fresh lavender into a jar of caster sugar. Leave for at least 24 hours before using.* Brushing the scones with beaten egg before baking will give them a shiny golden top.Give Mom a well deserved day off. Even after a perfect day spent with loved ones, sometimes all mom really wants is a day to herself doing whatever she pleases. While you may not be able to give her just that, Bonne Maman, maker of 100 percent natural preserves and jellies, is here to help through the Share The Love national sweepstakes. Mom can enter for a chance to win a $4,500 day off to spend doing whatever she’d like, plus she can download a $2 off coupon for her next Bonne Maman purchase. For more information and to enter, visit www.BonneMaman.us. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSBonne Maman SconesLavender Buttermilk SconesMother’s Day Previous articleOfficer Denson Hudson coming home MondayNext articleBlock texting while driving on your teen’s phone? There’s an app for that Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
New ISC & IDPE partnership will provide advice for funding school bursaries Tagged with: Finance Funding School Fundraising Melanie May | 6 December 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 108 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement 107 total views, 1 views today The Independent Schools Council (ISC) and Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE) have formed a partnership to produce a publication to help raise awareness and support strategies for fundraising for means tested bursaries in schools.Currently only 1% of independent school places are funded by 100% bursary. The ISC advocates in its recent public affairs strategy that offering free places to disadvantaged children is a key way schools can tackle the public misconception that independent education is only for the wealthy.The ISC and IDPE have commissioned John Claughton, former Head of King Edward’s Birmingham, to bring together in hardcopy a collection of case studies to demonstrate effective fundraising for bursaries and the impact of this.Jo Beckett, CEO of IDPE, said:“IDPE’s mission is to enable every school to develop a culture of giving so that greater numbers of disadvantaged children have access to the best educational experience. Fundraising for bursaries is achievable for all schools. Donors are attracted to bursaries because of their transformational impact and we believe that through our benchmarking, and continuing to share best practice in fundraising with schools, even more can be achieved to improve access.”The ISC and IDPE publication will be available in summer 2019 and will be free of charge for ISC and IDPE member schools.
Latin America is in the crosshairs of imperialism, which is trying to halt and even reverse the progressive developments that have taken place in recent years in many of the region’s countries.These developments were brought about through electoral processes. They don’t reflect the construction of society on a socialist foundation, but they have improved the overall quality of life of the poorest people, while leaving the capitalist system intact. Nevertheless, because they transferred a significant part of state budgets towards improving the health, education, housing, pensions and other programs of great assistance to the people, instead of increasing the private wealth of the capitalists, the new developments present an obstacle to both the national and foreign capitalist class.Here we must clarify, however, that when the price of some national commodity — such as oil — in the world market was high, the national bourgeoisie, in Brazil, for example, also benefited from the state economic policies.These policies also sent an important anti-imperialist message of solidarity with the peoples of the region and the world.But its hostile approach to progressive governments is nothing new for the capitalist class. However, now that capitalism is in a stage of decay, it is taking a more desperate form and is trying to reverse these developments. It is trying to recover its dominant position at the expense of the working class, by taking away benefits previously acquired, increasing the cost of living, etc. Imperialism is “going for broke,” and this includes shutting down the governments that came into office through popular uprisings in the region.The development of events there also reflects the enormous challenge of establishing progressive measures that benefit the most deprived masses through electoral processes within the framework of a capitalist state without, however, overturning the capitalist social relations.Lacking a system in which the proletariat truly appropriates and directs the means of production, these governments face the possibility that a few votes — purchased or obtained by deception — can decide the future and smash the achievements obtained for the impoverished class.We can see this clearly in Argentina under President Mauricio Macri, where thousands of jobs have been lost since his election and social programs greatly reduced, including one that benefits women in a country where one woman is killed every 30 hours!Other examples in the region where anti-people governments recently have taken office is in Peru, and in Brazil with the illegitimate deposing of Dilma Rouseff’s presidency.The electoral victory of Lenín Moreno of Alianza PAIS in Ecuador on April 2, on the other hand, served as an encouragement to the peoples of the region and the world. It was a message of defiance in the face of the wave of imperialist attacks. In defeating the banker Guillermo Lasso — who represents the neoliberal agenda — Lenín Moreno safeguarded the Citizens Revolution that under the leadership of Rafael Correa brought about the stabilization of the country and greatly improved the lives of all Ecuadorians.This election has been followed with great attention, particularly by Latin American observers. Some, like Atilio Borón on his blog (www.atilioboron.com.ar), have even described it as “the Latin American Battle of Stalingrad,” because the future of Ecuador and Latin America depends upon its outcome. [“Stalingrad” refers to the Soviet Red Army’s heroic defeat of Nazi Germany’s army in 1943, which changed the course of World War II.]Venezuela and Paraguay: media’s double talkRecent events in Venezuela and Paraguay illustrate the role the corporate media play as accomplices to the imperialist onslaught.In Venezuela, the National Assembly (NA), after falling into the hands of the opposition party majority in December 2015, has tried by different means to destabilize the government of President Nicolás Maduro in order to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution.The opposition tried to get a two-thirds majority to increase their powers and allow them to repeal essential laws with which they disagree, such as the laws addressing labor and education. To that end, the NA swore in three deputies from the opposition Table of Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition from the state of Amazonas, even though these three elections were being challenged because of factual evidence of fraud.In January 2016, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (STJ) declared the NA to be in contempt, annulling any provision the NA issues until the disputed delegates in question are removed and new assembly elections are called, something that the NA has not yet resolved.An impasse arose recently when the Venezuelan Petroleum Corporation S.A. requested an appeal for interpretation of the Hydrocarbons Organic Law regarding mixed companies. This decision requires approval by the NA. Acting in accord with the Venezuelan Constitution, the STJ maintained the contempt order and temporarily assumed the functions of the NA.OAS head butts inThis action provoked a situation where the opposition right wing, with its allies in the Organization of American States (OAS) and in the U.S., described as a coup d’état carried out by the government, an “auto coup d’état.” Luis Almagro, secretary general of the OAS, sought to impose the OAS Democratic Charter against Venezuela. At the same time, Henrique Capriles — former presidential candidate for the Venezuelan right-wing opposition — was sent to the U.S to obtain an OAS-U.S. intervention against his country.The international corporate media have elevated this campaign against an alleged coup to the maximum. Mexico and the U.S. have led the campaign in the OAS — through the reactionary Luis Almagro — trying to accumulate forces against the Bolivarian Revolution. On the morning of April 3, however, Bolivia, which heads the Permanent Council of the OAS (PC-OAS), suspended the extraordinary session that the group of 20 countries allied with the U.S. wanted to convoke against Venezuela, until more information is gathered.The PC-OAS, however, met without the presence of Bolivia and Haiti, the holders of the presidency and vice presidency of the body at the time, in an action meant to illegitimately impose the Democratic Charter and justify a foreign intervention in Venezuela.Both the Bolivarian government and its allies in the region have rejected such an intervention.This OAS action emboldened the right-wing opposition in Venezuela, which, in an effort to cause destabilization, took to the streets in a violent way, setting roadblocks on fire and damaging government buildings. In the course of these demonstrations, one person was killed.The leaders of the violence were persons, mostly young, subcontracted and paid by the opposition party Primero Justicia to commit terrorist acts. Several of them have been caught and are awaiting trial.The Chavista forces have also been on the streets in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution and their president, Nicolás Maduro.It is important to emphasize that a deliberative process took place after the STJ decision, effectively striking down the NA’s prohibition. The purpose of the initial decision was to guarantee the rule of law, but after a disagreement between two major government branches, a special meeting was convened by President Maduro to resolve the issue.The impasse happened after the national prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, a pro-government official, publicly opposed the STJ’s decision on the grounds of an interpretation of a section of the Bolivarian Constitution. President Maduro then convened an emergency meeting of the Council for the Defense of the Nation. This council is the highest body of consultation for planning and advising the Public Powers in matters related to the integral defense of the nation.Then, in ParaguayWhile this development was taking place, on March 31 in Paraguay, there occurred what can be described as a real coup. Behind closed doors, outside of the people’s view, the right-wing president Horacio Cartes and the deposed ex-president Fernando Lugo — who once was considered progressive and even leftist — shamelessly signed an agreement to amend the Constitution to approve the presidential re-election. This was endorsed by Lugo’s Guasú Front, which in the past was also considered progressive.When the people found out what had happened, they took to the streets against this corrupt political class, shouting the slogan, “Get all of them out!” Thousands of peasants demanded agrarian reform and young people of different social strata also turned out by the thousands against the ruling class and their lying politicians. They demand the withdrawal of the leaders and raise the need for a new constitution.Demonstrations spread throughout the country. In Asunción — the capital — as a clear message, people burned part of the Congress facilities.The police responded violently, shooting at demonstrators and killing one young man with a shot to the head.Both the Venezuelan and the Paraguayan people are demonstrating at this moment that despite the right-wing national and foreign assault, the people will not stop until they are finally able to determine their future.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
HoustonHurricane Laura made landfall Aug. 26 in west Louisiana and east Texas as a Category 4 storm, with winds clocking in at 150 miles per hour.The Gulf Coast region in the southern U.S. is on the frontline of a capitalist-induced climate crisis. Most of the people residing there are in close proximity to petrochemical complexes, which are responsible for increasing the regularity and intensity of tropical storm systems. ‘Nightmare Reality’ – Credit: Christopher HuronThousands lost their homes in the wake of Hurricane Laura, and 200,000 people are without water. (Louisiana Department of Health, Aug. 28) Hundreds of thousands across Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas are without electricity. Many people are projected to lack electricity for several weeks, during extreme heat and under heavy petrochemical pollution. A petrochemical fire at a plant in Westlake, outside of Lake Charles, forced officials to issue a shelter-in-place order Aug. 27 — though not everyone had a place they could shelter in. (Vox, Aug. 29)Over 1.5 million people were under evacuation orders in Texas and Louisiana just days before the storm made landfall. This sudden mass displacement of people forced to travel during the COVID pandemic, when many are without work or much — if any — income, resulted in conditions ripe for transmission of the virus.Petrochemicals and pandemicMarshes and coastal wetlands like those along the U.S. Gulf Coast are natural sponges and storm buffers, which are now largely suppressed by concrete cityscaping and especially by petrochemical resource extraction. The petrochemical facilities, which dominate much of the southern coast, not only pollute local living conditions, but are a major factor in making the entire planet hotter — hot enough to fuel raging wildfires in California and in Australia. (Workers World, Jan. 20 and Aug. 26) This pollution is hot enough to increasingly force hurricanes to release accumulated heat energy in the Gulf at a rate and intensity previously unseen in human history. Hilton Kelley, executive director of the Texas-based Community In Power and Development Association, says local communities are dealing with multiple crises amid the devastation of Hurricane Laura: “Whenever you have a huge storm coming in an industrial community [in] the Texas area, what you find is that many of these industries go into shutdown mode. That means they can’t process the oil and make all the products that they ordinarily make. Much of the product that’s left in the pipeline has to be sent to the flares and actually burned, along with a lot of the gases that build up.” Kelley explained further, “What you see coming off the smokestacks or the derricks are these huge, huge plumes of black smoke and soot. Much of it is contaminated with benzene. Much of it is contaminated with sulfur and other toxins that are not being processed, also volatile organic compounds. And so people are ingesting all of these dangerous toxins and at the same time dealing with COVID-19 and the extreme heat. It really exacerbates the respiratory system and also the immune system, making us more prone to be affected by COVID-19.” (Democracy Now, Aug. 28) Capitalism is the climate crisis Poor communities of color always disproportionately bear the brunt of capitalist-induced climate crisis. This is compounded under COVID conditions, which confirms the truth of Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s definition that racism is the state-sanctioned or extralegal production and exploitation of group-differentiated vulnerability to premature death. The production of oil under capitalism is disproportionately exposing people of color and poor folks to premature and unnatural death. Yet under capitalism, enough resources are being produced that could provide for everyone facing hardship now. These resources are being hoarded by a few at expense of the workers who produce this wealth — with the heaviest toll falling on the most oppressed members of our class. Oil companies must pay climate refugees and the world reparations! Groups on the Gulf Coast have been doing work for decades in the fight against climate crisis and pollution. For guidance and leadership and to build solidarity in these struggles, communities can look to organizations like the Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service (TEJAS), grassroots collaborative Another Gulf is Possible and Native groups like the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas.Another Gulf is Possible “believes in the power of civil disobedience and direct action through a decolonized, anti-racist and abolitionist framework to directly challenge our elected decision makers and corporate control. [The women of color-led collaborative] utilizes the transformative nature of art and media to inspire and catalyze change.”More than ever, the survival of working and oppressed people is a life-and-death struggle that depends on the ability to build power in solidarity and — in the words of LGBTQ2S+ activist and writer Leslie Feinberg — become the best fighters against each other’s oppressions. The workers’ struggle against climate crisis, COVID, capitalism, imperialism and patriarchy has no borders. Workers of the world and oppressed people unite! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Homepage BannerNews Investigation launched into car fire in Moville By admin – October 24, 2016 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardaí in Moville are this afternoon investigating an incident of criminal damage to a car that was set alight on Saturday night.Gardai and the Fire Service attended the scene at Foyle View Cresent in Moville at approximately 10pm.The fire was extinguished but damage was caused to the car and the front of a house that it was parked outside.The house was unoccupied at the time.Gardai say the scene was preserved and technically examined. WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleConcern over proposed speed limit outside Dooish National School, BallybofeyNext articleCouncil issues tender documents for Cockhill Bridge replacement admin Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest