Tuesday 19 October 2010 8:28 pm Tags: NULL What to look out for in today’s spending review Show Comments ▼ OVERALL CUTS • The chancellor is expected to announce real-terms cuts of 3.6 per cent to total public spending over four years. • Because of interest payments on Britain’s debt pile, that will equate to an average 14 per cent cut for individual departments.• Some departments, such as Health and Overseas Aid, have been ring-fenced, meaning their budgets won’t be cut. • That leaves other departments facing real-terms cuts of 25 per cent over four years.• But some departments such as Defence (which saw its budget cut by eight per cent yesterday) and Education will secure above-average settlements.• The remaining departments are therefore likely to cut their budgets by around 35 per cent in real terms over four years, although this will vary case-by-case. • Total spending in nominal or cash terms will continue to rise over the course of the parliament, from £696.8bn this year to £737.5bn by the end of the parliament in 2014-14.WELFARE• The chancellor could soften the pain of departmental cuts by making cuts to the welfare bill, something he did in his emergency Budget. • He has already announced plans to axe child benefit for higher rate taxpayers, saving around £1bn a year.• The Treasury has also refused to deny that it is planning to abolish child benefit for children over 16. • Other options, such as means-testing jobseekers’ allowance, are also under consideration.• The chancellor is more likely to take benefits away from those in households where at least one earner is on the higher 40 or 50 per cent rate of tax in a bid to prove the spending review is “fair”. CAPITAL SPENDING• Spending on capital projects like roads and transport is expected to fall from £68.7bn to £45bn in 2014-15, although the government could make less severe cuts in a bid to protect spending that will support growth. RE-PROFILING• There has been much talk of “re-profiling” the cuts, essentially delaying them until later in the parliament or until economic growth is stronger.• The Treasury has denied that it is planning to alter the pace of fiscal tightening, but has admitted there could be some “marginal” revisions due to the cost of redundancy payoffs and break fees on government contracts. • Key to this is the amount the chancellor hopes to cut spending by in 2011-12. In his June Budget he said he would achieve total cuts of £23bn in real-terms. A significantly lower number, alongside a higher target near the end of the parliament, would suggest he is putting off tough decisions. ? Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp whatsapp
whatsapp Thursday 24 March 2011 9:20 pm ENERGY policy changes introduced in the Budget will heap costs on energy-intensive industries, pressure groups warned yesterday.Energy-intensive manufacturers of products such as steel, glass and paper will see their costs soar as the carbon price floor rises from £16 per tonne of CO2 today to £30/tonne by 2020.Jeremy Nicholson, director of the Energy Intensive Users Group, said firms had “very great concerns” about the tax. “It threatens the competitiveness of UK manufacturing compared to the rest of Europe – and Europe is the only part of the world that already subjects its companies to a carbon trading scheme,” he said. Chancellor George Osborne said firms would be shielded from price rises by a wider discount to the Climate Change Levy, another tax on energy use. But the TaxPayers Alliance (TPA) said the change was “deeply misleading” as the discount was decreased in 2009’s Pre-Budget Report and Osborne had simply returned to that level. “Those industries have only had their original position….restored and this does not mitigate the substantial increase in costs resulting from the carbon price floor,” said TPA director Matthew Sinclair. Share Show Comments ▼ 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap High-energy industries hit by carbon price floor whatsapp Tags: NULL
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 April 2000 | News 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Finnish new media content provider Alma Media has announced a mobile and SMS portal whose services include the ability to handle charity campaigns.Alma Media’s new portal, based on WAP and SMS services, will launch on 30 April 2000. The system is designed to form “a complete entity combining conventional media, online products, mobile products and digital television.”No details of the participating charities are currently available. Advertisement Finnish mobile portal to offer charity campaigns About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: Funding 60 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Macmillan’s largest single donorThe National Gardens Scheme (NGS), itself a charity, is the Macmillan’s largest single donor. It has worked with the charity since 1985, during which time it has given over £15.2 million to fund 147 Macmillan professional posts and service projects.The donation was announced at the launch of NGS’s Gardens to Visit 2016 book. It is only the second time that its annual donation to the charity has been focused on one particular Macmillan service. Indeed, it is equivalent to over half of the £2.5 million Macmillan has committed to raise towards the Chesterfield appeal.Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive at Macmillan Cancer Support said:“This is the second strategic Macmillan build that the NGS has significantly invested in, the first being the NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at Bristol Hospital. The impact that their support will have on the local community in Chesterfield cannot be overestimated; quite simply, their donation has put us well on the way to ensuring that no one in Derbyshire faces cancer alone. We are immensely grateful.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The NGS was established nearly 90 years ago to fund district nurses. This explains its subsequent support for nursing and caring charities such as Macmillan. Howard Lake | 18 March 2016 | News 59 total views, 1 views today National Gardens Scheme donates £1.5m to Macmillan Cancer Support The National Gardens Scheme is to donate £1.5 million to Macmillan Cancer Support. Specifically, the donation, equivalent to the Scheme’s annual £500,000 donation to Macmillan for the next three years, will help to fund a state of the art cancer centre to be named ‘The NGS Macmillan Unit’ at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Derbyshire. The new centre will help ensure that no one in Derbyshire, to quote Macmillan’s mission, has to face cancer alone. It is due to open in December 2016.An artist’s impression of the NGS Macmillan Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Workers World: How did you get involved in forming the TPS Coalition at Harvard? We have heard there is a UNITE HERE Local 26 initiative to organize TPS workers within the union in order to expand protection and demand permanent residence.Marta: Being a woman and union activist have been a good experience for me. I was hired by my union for six weeks to do the TPS organizing work. I went to Northeastern University and Sky Chef [a kitchen which supplies food for the airplanes]. Sky Chef was the hardest. The workers don’t want to talk about TPS. They said: “Nothing is going to change. What do you think union is going to do for us!?” So the first thing I say is, “You are the union. I am the union. So if we come together, we can make change, right?” I started with two people in Sky Chef and now we have 14 people who come and call me. Word spreads and they call me.WW: What motivated you to get involved? I believe you were active in a strike at Harvard a year and a half ago that was a huge international workers’ victory, with big wins in health care, im/migrant rights and compensation for layoffs.Marta: I started to become more motivated to do this work around TPS after the strike, because it was three, very powerful, very difficult weeks for me. What made us strong was a year’s worth of work, starting with talking to the workers one by one and convincing them, first, that we were going to strike and why, what we wanted and why we needed to be strong in order to take to the streets and win the strike. The last big event we had [a rally on Cambridge Commons and march to City Hall], that day I cried because people came from Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, New York, Boston, all the unions were together. And they talked to us about the strength we had by uniting and the words I won’t forget. A leader in the union said: “I’m going to say the word: We’re going to kick Harvard’s ass!” We had a contract on Monday. So that made me realize that, OK, we’ll unite and we’re going to keep going, and we’re going to work.WW: What about you, Doris?Doris: For me, it was a little different. Being active in the union was a very difficult step to take. But the bullying I was suffering at my job, the discrimination I was experiencing at work, made me decide to do something. I knew I had a union I could count on. And I don’t think I’ll ever forget what a boss said to me once when I put in a complaint about what I was going through at work. He said: “Look, I’m the boss here. I do what I want, and neither you nor anyone else is going to tell me what I have to do.” All because I asked him to give the other employees some training about what I was going through. Because I’m a Muslim, so on every Friday at 1:30 [in the afternoon] I go to pray. I was wearing my veil and another worker started laughing at me. I think that it’s something that deserves respect, that we all deserve respect at work. That was a few years that I worked in the Law School, and it still hurts to talk about it. It got to a point where the bullying was so intense I had to see a psychiatrist. Because people don’t think about how they can hurt a human being, how they can hurt them. Especially in my case because I suffered sexual abuse when I was eight years old, and that trauma has been very hard for me to overcome. So I have problems with disassociation, and when I was bullied at work, sometimes I would lose myself and forget who and where I was. But then people bullied me for that, so I said, “No more.” I deserve respect, just like anyone deserves respect, and I’m not going to allow this.That’s when I met a union organizer, Jennifer, who I’ll never forget. She got me involved with the union working on our contract. I lived the experience and the excitement of the Local 26 strike. When they would pass by where I was working, I would go out to yell with them as if their struggle were mine, because I felt that need to express what was happening at my work. After they won their strike, we started our negotiations. I remember the organizer was exhausted because they had left her alone, and she told me: “Tomorrow we need to get a group of people out because, if not, how are we going to pressure Harvard?” Because we were also fighting for medical insurance. And I said: “Wow, this is my first experience with the union, what can I do?” I went to bed at 8 at night and woke up an hour later and started calling all my coworkers. In the morning, we had a meeting and at 11 I went to my organizer and said: “You have the speakers, the signs to march?” And she said, “But nobody is gonna come.” And I said: “Trust me, people will come.”And 200 workers came! 200 workers who marched, and that motivated me more and more. How this has helped me with the TPS coalition is that it gives me strength. Because without this experience, this TPS stuff would have left me alone at home crying. But because I had this experience, when I heard the news that Trump said there would be no more TPS after September 2019, I said: “Well, I have to do something.”WW: As you know, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has given 800,000 young immigrants, brought to the U.S. as children, the right to stay, study and work in the U.S. without threat of deportation. They have became known as “Dreamers.” In September 2017, Trump and the right wing ordered an end to DACA. Why do you link TPS, DACA and all undocumented workers in your literature, speeches, signs? Why is this important?Marta: I have always found that [those] three things — TPS, DACA, and the undocumented, who don’t have anything — we’re on the same level because having TPS hasn’t made us legal in this country, it’s temporary and so is DACA. And those [undocumented] who are still behind us, still in the shadows, they can’t speak. … We try always to say TPS, DACA and all the undocumented, so that our voice can be stronger and so that our co-workers will say: “OK, they’re not just fighting for one thing. They’re fighting for everyone, for there to be a just immigration reform.”Doris: I think also that we are in a difficult moment and what matters the most is unity. We can’t win this battle if we’re only going with TPS. We need also the people with DACA and the people who don’t have any documents to be together with us, so that we can grow and take to the streets and fight. They’re also immigrant families just like us that have children born here. They have the right to watch their families grow up just like us. And the DACA kids … many of their parents are undocumented. So I think that it’s very important that we work on all three cases together so that we can all be in this country together. What we’re fighting for is that there should be no separated families.WW: Trump announced on May 4 that 90,000 Hondurans will no longer be protected by TPS, put in place for that country after Hurricane Mitch struck in 1998. They have 18 months to leave or make other arrangements to stay. What do you think about this?Doris: This is the worst, terrible. They face the same issues as we do. They face murders and violence back home. Their families are in limbo. Hondurans come to the States [to work]; they are paid $1 a day, which is a lot of money for them. Honduras has the worst economy. This has to be so, if they are coming to the States to work for $1 day!WW: What would Trump’s ending of TPS mean for you personally?Doris: It would be a huge impact. It’s even already affecting my family deeply because I have an 11-year-old daughter who calls me every morning to make sure I got to work, and every afternoon asking if I made it back. Because she hasn’t understood that there isn’t any risk yet, but in her mind there already is. The effect on my family has been traumatizing, my daughter is being traumatized. She’s even been discriminated against at school. … So — not just me but also my children. This country doesn’t realize how it’s hurting these kids, who are U.S. citizens, its own citizens and it doesn’t even care.WW: There’s a new WWP pamphlet, “Every Struggle is a Woman’s Struggle.” What do you think of that title?Marta: If a woman is suffering, we share her same pain. If a woman is abused, we feel it. Because a woman’s work is like a double work. We are mothers, wives, workers, activists, and we’re reaching a level where we do the same work that men do. I work in a kitchen where I am the only woman. When I applied, the chef said to me, “I don’t know if you can work here. We carry heavy things.” I told him, “Look, you do your work, I’ll do mine.” Two years later, he apologized and said I do a better job than him. …I see the work that men do, and I say I can do better than that. So when I dedicate myself and say I can do it, I feel like we women are moving forward together, following the example of other women before us and being examples for the women behind us, and we’re moving forward together.Doris: As women, we are mothers of men as well, so every problem in the world is our problem. We can’t just say: “Oh well, that’s a problem for men,” because we’re also mothers of men. So every problem that there is in the world, like the wars in Syria and Yemen, which I was hearing about on the radio, the problems here in this country, what’s happening in Palestine. All these problems are my problems because they affect me, in the sense of the psychological trauma we’re living through. …We can work, we even work twice as hard because what our spouses do is work, come home and sleep, but we have to work and take care of the kids. We take them to the doctor. We go to work even if we were up all night. So I think that the woman has grown a lot in these times, and now we’re reaching a level that I would even say is above that of men.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Harvard TPS Coalition rallies outside the John F. Kennedy Library for #ResidencyNow, March 28.By Phebe Eckfeldt and Sam Ordóñez BostonTemporary protected status (TPS) was enacted in the U.S. in 1990 when Congress established a procedure to provide deportation relief to immigrants unable to return safely to their home countries due to war, violence, the aftermath of natural disasters or other dangerous conditions. Some of the countries covered by TPS include Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.In the TPS-designated countries, U.S. imperialism has created desperate conditions through war, forced underdevelopment, capitalist exploitation and imposition of death-squad governments.Many people with TPS status fled those conditions and have lived in the U.S. for 15 or more years. They have set down roots here, built families, own homes, have children with U.S. citizenship. Over the years, their protected status has been renewed at regular intervals.In January, Trump decided to cancel TPS completely, effective sometime in 2019, with protection for some countries ending sooner. Over 250,000 Salvadorans will be affected by this. Many came to the U.S. after a devastating earthquake in 2001.Workers World spoke on April 28 with two union organizers at Harvard University who are leaders in the Harvard TPS Coalition and who migrated from El Salvador.Doris is a leader in Service Employees Union 32BJ, which represents the custodians, and Marta is a leader in UNITE HERE Local 26, which represents the dining hall workers.The Harvard TPS Coalition is made up of members of UNITE HERE Local 26; SEIU 32BJ; the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, AFSCME Local 3650; the Harvard Graduate Student Union, and faculty and students.
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Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Previous articleCouncil water cuts – Saturday updateNext articleMcDaid a step closer to returning to Fianna Fail News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Facebook County Manager reacts to council’s big freeze bill Newsx Adverts The County Manager Michael McLoone has been reacting to the news that Donegal County Council is facing a bill of up to four million euro to cover the costs incurred in dealing with the recent poor weather.The council met today were details were given of how much the freeze costs in maintaining and repairing the council’s housing stock, treating icy roads and dealing with the water shortage.The council’s senior engineers estimated the cost, excluding staff wages at 3.3million euro but the county manager says that figure could increase further. Michael McLoone says the bill could yet top four million euro and only on highlandradio.com you can here his full interview by clicking below:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/cloone.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp By News Highland – January 15, 2010 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey
ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Depression 26 formed Sunday night in the Caribbean near Jamaica and is forecast to become Hurricane Delta this week as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico.Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gamma in the southern Gulf of Mexico made landfall near Tulum, Mexico, over the weekend as a strong Tropical Storm with winds of 70 mph.Several people died in Mexico because of Gamma, with damage and flooding reported on the Yucatan Peninsula.Gamma is not looking good and has become more disorganized, but Tropical Depression 26 is starting to strengthen and is now looking more organized on the satellite images.Tropical Storm Gamma is not forecast to do much but should still meander in the southern Gulf near the Yucatan Peninsula and bring the region more rain.Gamma is expected to weaken to a depression by Wednesday night into Thursday and possibly dissipate on Thursday night into Friday in the middle of the Gulf. At this point, there is no threat to the U.S. from Gamma.Meanwhile in the West, dozens of fires continue to burn and some areas are still experiencing gusty winds of 30 to 40 mph, especially in the Rockies where there are Red Flag Warnings.In hard hit California, winds are below the warning criteria but it is still dry, warm and blustery.An Air Quality Alert has been issued for a large part of California due to all the smoke from the wildfires affecting air quality.There is some good news for the West and California as a much cooler and more humid air mass will move into the area by the end of the week with temperatures dropping from the 90s into the 70s.In addition to the cooler air mass, rain is forecast for the West, including northern California, Oregon and Washington, with some areas in Nothern Californa possibly getting 1 to 2 inches of much needed rainfall.Elsewhere, more than 3 inches of much needed rain is possible in Oregon and Washington.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
web site of the week: www.thinkers50.comOn 9 May 2001 in Personnel Today If you’re looking for some inspiration in your coffee break, or want a quickfix of management wisdom before your next executive meeting, the Thinkers 50website is the perfect destination. Created by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove,who’ve done so much to make business writing accessible and digestible, it isthe first ranking of management gurus. They sent around 4,000 e-mails tobusinesspeople, consultants, academics and MBA students across the globe andasked them to vote. From the responses, a shortlist of 68 names was drawn up,then an expert panel ranked them against 10 criteria, including originality,practicality and impact of ideas and guru factor. There are also biographiesand plenty of substantive material, as well as quick links to specific subjects,like the absence of women and the triumph of academics. So who’s number one? Wewouldn’t dream of stealing their thunder – or ruining your coffee break. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.