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Five memorable times Donald Trump meddled in British politics

first_imgSpeaking in June, he said: “When you’re dealing in trade, everything is on the table. So NHS or anything else or a lot more than that, but everything will be on the table.” A sentiment he reiterated in October, when he told Nigel Farage on LBC Radio: “It’s not for us to have anything to do with your health service. We’re just talking about trade”. whatsapp Michael Searles Read more: Sadiq Khan hails breathtacking heroism after membrs of public tackle terrorist May later revealed that Trump’s advice had been to “sue the European Union”. “I want to be very, very clear that voting for any other party than this government, this Conservative government… is basically tantamount to putting Jeremy Corbyn in,” Johnson said. If he were to comment on the state of British politics, it would not be for the first time. “He’d take you into such bad places. But your country has tremendous potential, it’s a great country.” Here are five times Trump has voiced his opinions on Britain. 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Following Friday’s tragic attack on London Bridge which claimed the lives of two and injured five, there will be concerns about what the President might say next. whatsapp Johnson may be wary of the impact Trump’s comments could have, but they were certainly reading off the same hymn sheet when Trump berated Corbyn’s ability to lead. 1. NHS hokey cokey With Donald Trump set to arrive in London tonight for a planned Nato summit on Wednesday, Boris Johnson has asked the US President not to interfere with the UK’s general election. “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!”, Trump said. Read more: London – and Boris Johnson – are bracing for Trump’s arrival Share However, he quickly backtracked on those remarks following criticism from British politicians. Trump has also been very critical of the UK’s handling of Brexit negotiations, particularly under Theresa May’s reign as Prime Minister. Donald Trump has often spoke of his desire to complete a “very big trade deal” with the UK following the conclusion of the Brexit saga. It was a notion quickly dismissed by the Prime Minister, who said the “difficulty” of pacts with other parties was that it increased the risk of “putting Corbyn into Number 10”. He also said her deal would probably “kill” the possibility of a trade deal with the US. In response Khan’s office said the mayor had “more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks”. center_img But whether or not the NHS will be on the table in that deal has been up for debate, with Labour insisting it would be. Tags: Boris Johnson Donald Trump General election 2019 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersPost FunWoman Refuses To Tip Waiter But Didn’t Realize What She Left At The TablePost FunNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comExplored PlanetPeople Who Make Disneyland The Worst Place On EarthExplored Planet The US President has been engaged in an long-running feud with mayor of London Sadiq Khan dating back to Trump’s remarks about banning Muslims from entering the US in 2015. Monday 2 December 2019 11:40 am “Corbyn would be so bad for your country, he’d be so bad, he’d take you in such a bad way,” the President said. 2. How to get Brexit done This year they have continued to exchange words, with Trump labeling the mayor as a “disaster”, “stone cold loser”, “very dumb” and “destroying the City of London.” 5. Friendly with Farage 4. ‘Corbyn would be so bad’ He said that together, Farage and Johnson would be “an unstoppable force” and suggested they create a pact ahead of the general election. 3. Sadiq Khan is ‘destroying London’ Boris Johnson has urged Donald Trump not to comment on next week’s general election (Getty Images) For Trump, the NHS has been in and out of a possible deal. In 2018, Khan allowed activists to fly a blimp of Trump as a crying baby in a nappy, before Trump said Khan “had done a very bad job on terrorism and crime”. Trump went onto state his belief that Johnson is “fantastic and “the exact right guy for the times”, but whether that is the kind of support Johnson wants is another matter. Read more: Trade expert questions Corbyn’s NHS ‘plot’ bombshell Johnson told reporters last week that it would be “best” if Trump steered clear of speaking about UK politics, with senior Tory figures concerned he could negatively impact their campaign a week out from the election. Speaking to reporters in 2018, he said: “I would have done it much differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn’t agree, she didn’t listen to me. She wanted to go a different route. Read more: Boris Johnson says it is “best” if Trump does not interfere with the general election Five memorable times Donald Trump interfered with British politics At the same time, Trump went on to praise Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage with whom he was talking. “I don’t see it being on the table,” he later said. “[The health service is] something that I would not consider part of trade”. It escalated in 2017 following the London Bridge terrorist attack when Trump took to Twitter to criticise Khan.last_img read more

Davidson named president of Alaska’s largest tribal health organization

first_imgHealth | SouthcentralDavidson named president of Alaska’s largest tribal health organizationJune 15, 2021 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson is the new president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson is the new president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the organization announced Tuesday.Davidson was named interim president of ANTHC in mid-March, but Tuesday’s announcement makes her position permanent.Davidson was the first Alaska Native woman to serve as lieutenant governor. She was the commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services during the administration of Gov. Bill Walker. Most recently, she was president of Alaska Pacific University.Davidson is Yup’ik and a member of the Bethel-based Orutsararmiut Native Council.She will lead a health care organization with more than 3,000 employees. Along with Southcentral Foundation, the consortium manages the Alaska Native Medical Center. It also oversees research, training programs and construction of water and sewer projects in rural Alaska.The previous president, Andy Teuber resigned this winter amid accusations that he sexually coerced an assistant. Days later, on March 2, he disappeared while piloting a helicopter to Kodiak.Share this story:last_img read more

Recap: The Bachelorette, Ep. 3

first_imgUncategorizedRecap: The Bachelorette, Ep. 3By Shayna Rose Arnold – June 11, 2010393ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItNow that Macho Show Queen has wrapped his coverage of the LA Opera’s Ring Cycle, it’s time to get back to The Bachelorette. (That’s right, just wrote a sentence that includes both the Ring Cycle and The Bachelorette. And another!)Let’s get going.Episode three begins ordinarily enough, with Chris Harrison telling the group of 14 remaining suitors to “take advantage” of their time with Ali this week. If that sounds vaguely ominous and provocative, that’s because it is! But more on people taking advantage of people later. Chris drops off a date card, lawyer-cum-Bachelorette Season 6 Emerging Voice of Reason Craig R. steps forward in his red flip flops to let the room know which lucky bachelor(s) have the first date, and before the Weatherman has time to make an awkward, downcast face, insurance agent Roberto is packed and off for a one-on-one date with Ali.Love Is a Balancing Act. That’s what the date card reads, anyway, but no, Roberto and Ali are not off to Chinatown to meet up with Tenley and Jake to make predictable fortune cookie quotations. Instead, they head downtown in a helicopter after Ali tells the camera that the worst thing that could happen on this date is that she could find out Roberto’s not the amazing guy she’s imagined him to be. The worst thing? Guess she got over her fear of flying! Except she hasn’t, and after sort-of sweetly asking the pilot to “stay away from the wires,” Ali lets Roberto be her “man” and hold her hand. Once downtown, Ali, Roberto, and his empty water bottle deplane for a tightrope walk between two city rooftops. Because “life is challenging.” Ali sets the scene for disaster, noting that “like, anything could happen. Something could actually go wrong.” But instead, Roberto pulls her in for a not-so-death-defying kiss and the couple makes it safely to the change of clothes and table for two waiting on the other side. Over dinner, Roberto “continues to surprise” Ali with his fluency in Spanish (first languages are the hardest!), she wows him with her rap wisdom (“Dame un beso.” You know, from this rap song she heard once!) and Roberto gets a rose.Come Rock My World. The next day, Kirk, John, Chris N., Frank, Jonathan, Craig, Justin, Jesse, and Chris L. hop into a Hummer limo to meet Ali somewhere under an overpass outside of Malibu where one of them thinks a “gang war” could breakout. No such luck. It’s a music video set for the Bare Naked Ladies and their fog machine. Over the next few hours, Ali and the guys do a little acting: Retail manager Frank acts like he thinks it’s absolutely hilarious to be slapped in the face by Ali take after take, sales consultant Kirk acts like he doesn’t hear the director call cut when he’s kissing Ali in a bed, and weatherman Jonathan acts like a total wimp, letting Ali know that, despite the script (and the evil, gun-wielding director I can only assume Jonathan invented in his mind and then imagined threatening Ali off-screen), she doesn’t really have kiss him if she isn’t ready. Insecurity masquerading as sensitivity? That. So. Doesn’t. Rock. Ali’s. World! But it does throw the other guys into a tizzy. “The general sense,” says Craig R., upgrading his status from Emerging Voice of Reason to Definitive Voice of Reason, “is disgust. Ha.”At a wrap party after the music video shoot, landscaper Chris L. opens up to Ali about his mother’s passing, Ali kisses Kirk in the hot tub (then gives him the rose), and the Weatherman lets Craig R. steal Ali away before she can answer his request for a more private first kiss. Craig M., meanwhile, is heard cackling somewhere in Canada, drink in hand.Home is Where The Heart Is For her last one-on-one date of the week, Ali invites internet account executive and slow-burner Hunter to her house for, judging by the amount of burger patties and hotdogs they end up throwing on the grill, all-you-can-eat BBQ. But before the date begins, entertainment wrestler Justin makes the Big Romantic Gesture of hopping on his one good leg all the way from the men’s pad to Ali’s, stopping only to ask a lone security guard which way to go. (For those keeping score at home, he’s not just a creep on crutches, he’s a man who asks for directions! Zero points.) Ali takes his drop-in as a sign of someone who will do whatever it takes to win her affection, including get hit by a car, and cuddles with him briefly.Later that evening, Ali and Hunter hang out near the open-flame grill, light a fire, and end up in the hot tub, but their date is cold as ice. “Pretty sunset,” they say to each other flatly in the tub. Or maybe it’s, “This is no fun yet.” Either way. Despite his politely asking if there’s anything he can do to change her mind, Ali sends Hunter home.At the rose ceremony, tension rises with the stakes. Justin, whose tear-filled, Oscar-worthy speech about wanting true love earned him a measly “cheers bro” from the guys earlier in the night, gets called out for visiting Ali on the DL, and sales representative Steve tries to make up for little time with Ali by wooing her with a blanket, votive candles, a healthy dose of Chapstick and the world’s only c**ck-blocking bottle of champagne (“I got it, my hand’s just a little fragile”).In the end, Ali must send two suitors home. Receive roses: Chirs L., Jesse, Chris N., Ty, Casey, Craig R., Frank, Jonathan, and JustinSay goodbye: Steve, John C.In the words of Craig R., “This whole thing’s a test. It’s a test of how much you’re willing to go through for love. It’s a test of mental toughness.” Sort of makes you wish a Dangerous Person was still around.  TAGS2010June 2010L.A. CulturePrevious articleOut Of Sight But Not Out Of MindNext articleKoons for SaleShayna Rose Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

Crowds flock to ninth annual Jupiter Nocturne

first_imgSunday 7 June 2015 11:19 pm Crowds flock to ninth annual Jupiter Nocturne Show Comments ▼ THOUSANDS of dedicated cycling fans gathered in Farringdon on Saturday night to watch elite cyclists race around London’s Smithfield Market.Jupiter London Nocturne attracted riders ranging from Olympic champions and Tour de France stars, to amateur enthusiasts.The free-to-attend event, which is hosted by fund management group Jupiter AM, is now in its ninth year. Farringdon’s bars and restaurants got in on the action too, with live music and entertainment adding to the street festival feel.As well as the technically demanding Smithfield race circuit, spectators could watch the folding bike race, the penny farthing race and the Santander cycle hire race. Team JLT Condor rider Ed Clancy was first over the line in the men’s event, while Katie Archibald of Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International was the fastest woman. Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat is ‘Ranked-Choice Voting,’ the New System for New York’s MayoralFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily Proof whatsapp whatsapp Express KCS Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Previewing a bumper day of Saturday hurling in Laois

first_img Facebook Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, September 22, 2018Next articleMy Club & I: Meet the Slieve Bloom girl loving life in a man’s world Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Council Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding WhatsApp Brought to you in association with Fingleton White EngineeringWhat a day of hurling this promises to be. Facebook Pinterest TAGSGAA Previews Home Sport GAA Previewing a bumper day of Saturday hurling in Laois SportGAAHurling RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 22nd September 2018 Twitter Pinterest SEE ALSO – Twitter reacts to the final episode in ‘The Town’ documentary series Previewing a bumper day of Saturday hurling in Laois WhatsApp Community We have semi finals in the Senior A hurling championship in Mountrath.While silverware will be up for grabs in O’Moore Park as the JHC and IHC finals will be played.Here we will take a look at the games in more details.Laois SHC ‘A’ Semi final – Clonaslee-St Manman’s v PortlaoiseIn Mountrath at 4pmThese two sides clashed in the second round of the group stages with Clonaslee winning comfortably.There was ten points between the teams that day as Clonaslee went on to top the group and qualify directly for the semi finals.Clonaslee led by four at the break and a second half goal from John Rowney saw them run out 1-17 to 0-10 winners.Portlaoise defeated Trumera to reach the quarter finals where they needed late Aaron Bergin points to defeat Shanahoe Gaels two weeks ago.They have got the likes of Tommy Fitzgerald, Frank Flanagan and Joe Geaney back now so they will be stronger.Cahir Healy is also far sharper and Clonaslee will have to contend with the five week gap since their last competitive game.It will be closer and perhaps Portlaoise have gained enough momentum now to reach the final.Verdict: PortlaoiseLaois SHC ‘A’ Semi final – The Harps v RosenallisIn Mountrath at 5.30pmThis is the first competitive meeting between these two since last year when Rosenallis shocked The Harps by a point in Round 1 of the competition.Back then, Rosenallis won by 1-15 to 1-14 but much have changed for these two since.Rosenallis won Division 1A of the hurling league but a defeat to rivals Clonaslee in the group stages sent them to the quarter finals where they won easily against 2017 defeated finalists Colt Gaels.The Harps cruised through their group with wins over Shanahoe Gaels, Mountrath and Colt Gaels.Fintan Deegan seems to have them firing and after a solid year competing at the top grade in the league, they looked primed to win this competition outright.Verdict: The HarpsLaois JHC Final – Mountmellick v CastletownIn O’Moore Park at 5pmMountmellick are trying to win back-to-back championships but standing in their way are Castletown.Mountmellick blazed a trail in the Junior B last year and have carried that form in here with wins over Borris-Kilcotton, Portlaoise and The Harps.Castletown reached this stage after defeating The Harps and playing last year’s defeated finalists Rathdowney-Errill three times.They drew with them first and then won the replay before triumphing again in the semi final against the same opponents.They are benefitting from their Gaels arrangement at senior level as players of the calibre of Loughlin Hegarty and James Mullaney who may have been lost to their seniors in previous years.But Mountmellick have real scoring power with Mick Bermingham, Donnacha Hartnett and co which may be the difference in the end.Verdict: MountmellickLaois IHC Final – Slieve Bloom v CamrossIn O’Moore Park at 7pmNeighbours will go to battle in the second game in O’Moore Park this evening.Slieve Bloom won the Junior A hurling championship in 2016 and are looking to step up another grade for the second time in three years.They are managed by former Cork hurler Ger Manley and have already defeated the team they will face this evening.The sides clashed in Round 2 where Slieve Bloom won by 1-27 to 2-11 and qualified for the semi finals – after defeating Clonad in Round 1.Camross went on from there and narrowly defeated Ballypickas Gaels before stunning Borris-Kilcotton who were relegated from Senior A last year.On paper, Slieve Bloom should win comfortably but when it comes to a final Camross always raise their game.But even that may not be enough here.Verdict: Slieve Bloom Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ last_img read more

Insurance regulators committed to greater collaboration

first_img Insurance regulators are broadening their horizons, and stepping up their efforts to work together, to uncover and resolve emerging industry conduct issues. A new paper published by the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) spells out how the various provincial insurance regulators are increasing information sharing and supervisory co-operation. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter OSFI previews new capital rules for seg fund risk Insurance regulators consult on conduct principles Related news James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Insurance regulationsCompanies Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators FSRA reviews 57 life agent reporting forms The Framework for Co-operative Market Conduct Supervision in Canada follows an agreement signed by the four major jurisdictions (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec) back in June to enable greater co-operation in overseeing insurance companies that are active in more than one province. See: Insurance regulators sign MOU to share industry conduct information The CCIR paper outlines the processes that the regulators will follow in developing annual plans for co-operative supervision; collecting data on market conduct issues; how they will carry out both industry-wide and company-specific reviews; and, how they intend to coordinate regulatory responses. This increased information sharing and collaboration is expected to improve consumer protection and the regulation of the insurance industry by making better use of regulatory resources, doing a better job of uncovering market conduct issues, and enabling regulators to be more proactive in responding to the issues they do find, the CCIR paper says. “This Co-operative Framework reflects the evolution of market conduct supervision,” the CCIR paper says. “This evolution has been brought about both through increasing expectations by consumers around the protection they receive, and through a heightened awareness of its importance to the stability of the financial system of proactively protecting consumers from unfair or abusive business practices.” The CCIR paper notes that annual supervisory plans developed by the regulators, setting out their priorities for addressing market conduct risk “will represent the cornerstone for coordinated regulatory activity” under the new co-operative framework. Co-operative reviews will be used to give regulators “a more informed understanding of the market conduct risks and the conduct of regulated entities,” the CCIR paper says. This will include both company-specific reviews, and also market-wide reviews designed to deal with emerging market conduct issues. “The areas of focus for thematic reviews may include the sale of certain types of insurance products and particular distribution models and methods,” the CCIR paper says. “It is important to look beyond individual entities as risks are often industry wide,” the CCIR paper notes. To that end, the CCIR is planning to collect and analyze data “to help identify and prioritize market conduct risks, underlying trends within the sector and areas requiring coordinated supervisory focus.” Additionally, the regulators intend to use complaints, investigations, and individual issue reviews, to provide them with information on trends and patterns outside of their particular jurisdiction. This new increasingly-collaborative approach to supervision aims to be both “robust and effective”, the CCIR paper notes, without imposing an undue burden on the industry. It also does not change firms’ regulatory obligations. “The Co-operative Framework clarifies how the members of the CCIR will work together on market conduct issues across provinces and territories,” said Patrick Déry, CCIR chairman, in a statement. “It describes the kind of information we will share with each other and how that information will be used by the regulators and CCIR collectively.” “The collaborative approach to planning, market analysis, and entity specific supervision and thematic reviews will not only improve consumer protection, but align the regulatory model in Canada with international standards and best practices,” Déry added.last_img read more

ETF trends to watch in 2020

first_img Active strategies, low-volatility products and funds focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors will be popular with ETF investors this year, according to a global industry survey.U.S. investors ranked active and low-volatility ETFs as the strategies they would like to see more of in 2020, according to a survey conducted by New York-based financial firm Brown Brothers Harriman and news service ETF.com. markets 123RF Catastrophe bond market gains momentum Related news Almost two-thirds of the Americans surveyed (62%) said they planned to increase their exposure to actively managed ETFs.Globally, respondents they would most like to see more ESG ETFs in the market, and three-quarters of respondents said they plan to increase their allocation to these products in the coming year.The survey noted that ESG funds globally represent only US$52 billion of the US$6 trillion in ETF assets. However, in five years, one-fifth of respondents said they planned to have between 21% and 50% of their portfolios in ESG funds.When it comes to purchase decisions, investors are looking for higher assets under management (AUM). Globally, the survey found that 37% of respondents want at least US$25 million managed by a fund before buying.“Some larger managers have already taken note by ‘bringing their own cash’ to their products as part of their launch strategy, while intermediary platforms are increasingly seeking AUM minimums before adding new ETFs,” the report said.The survey also noted interest in ready-made ETF solutions. More than 70% of respondents said they’ve used model portfolios that hold ETFs in the past year.When it comes to thematic products, the survey found internet and technology-focused ETFs were most popular (27%), followed by robotics and artificial intelligence (19%), environment and sustainability (18%), cryptocurrency (13%) and healthcare (12%).Brown Brothers Harriman conducted the survey with news service ETF.com. The firm surveyed 300 institutional investors, financial advisors and fund managers from the U.S., Europe and China. Read the full survey here. With bond yields low and rising, what is the price of safety? Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Study: Racial diversity stagnated on U.S. corporate boards Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Mark Burgess Keywords ETFs,  Investment strategies,  ESG,  Asset allocation last_img read more

New report shows majority of casuals do not receive loading and have regular hours

first_imgNew report shows majority of casuals do not receive loading and have regular hours More than half of casual workers probably do not receive the legal 25 per cent loading in their pay according to a new report by Professor David Peetz of Griffith University, ‘What do the data on casuals really mean?’, which outlines the ways casual jobs allow employers to reduce workers’ rights and entitlements.For these workers, being classed as a casual doesn’t mean flexibility. It means fewer rights, no paid leave and lower pay. With or without loading, casuals suffer a pay penalty compared to permanent employees rather than receiving a premium.Because of excessive casualisation Australia is on par with the USA with one of the highest proportions of workers with no guaranteed paid sick leave or holidays.Australia lags behind 88 per cent of other high-income countries that require temporary workers to have the same leave entitlements as permanent workers.Of the 800,000 jobs lost since the beginning of the pandemic, 500,000 were casual workers – insecure jobs were the first to go when the pandemic hit and unfortunately even more are being created during the recovery.As noted by ACTU Secretary Sally McManus,“This report shows that casualisation is a systemic issue in the Australian workforce – the majority of people who are casual should not be and do not receive any of the supposed benefits of casual employment.“1 in 4 Australian employees do not have any leave entitlements, leaving us lagging behind most other OECD countries. These are the workers who have carried us through the pandemic.“Casualised jobs with no access to paid leave was our weakest link in our efforts to stop the spread of COVID in our communities. We now need to turn that around, not make it worse.“The majority of casual workers are working the same hours every week, but with none of the entitlements that permanent workers can rely upon. They are being ripped off. The proposal from the Morrison Government will not only entrench this, it will take rights off casual workers.“On top of the lower pay and reduced rights, casuals also contend with the constant stress of having no job security.“Half a million casuals lost their jobs when the pandemic hit. Insecure work meant that these workers and their families had nothing to fall back on during a crisis. We are calling on the Government to work with unions to halve the rate of insecure work.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ACTU, Australia, Australian, crisis, employment, Government, Griffith, Griffith University, Morrison, Morrison Government, OECD, penalty, Professor, Secretary, security, universitylast_img read more

Time to colour-in for farm safety

first_imgTime to colour-in for farm safety Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing The Honourable Grace GraceQueensland primary school students are being asked to crack out the colouring pencils again to help save lives on farms.Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today announced that entries are now open for the Farm Safety Calendar competition, which gives young artists an opportunity for their artwork to be published in the 2022 calendar.“The 12 winning entries proudly hang in homes, workplaces and businesses across Queensland, reminding Queenslanders of all ages to work and play safely on farms,” she said.“It’s a great way to get kids thinking about safety and then having important messages prominently displayed throughout the year. The agriculture industry employs around three per cent of Queensland’s workers and accounts for more than 30 per cent of workplace deaths.“Farm vehicles, sometimes involving children, figure in a large proportion of those incidents.“The numbers aren’t great and that’s why we are raise awareness among school children, their families and their communities to help buck the trend.”This year’s Farm Safety Calendar competition asks students to draw and colour a picture to illustrate one of a range of farm safety messages about electrical safety, animal safety, tractor and machinery safety, quad bike safety, water safety, and health and wellbeing.The annual competition has been running since 2015 with almost 6500 Queensland kids having entered over the past six years. The winners in the current 2021 calendar were selected from more than 1500 entries.The 12 winners receive a $250 gift voucher and $500 for their school. Entries close on Friday 25 June, with the winners to be announced in September. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, animal, Australia, children, Government, industrial, industry, Minister, QLD, quad bike, Queensland, running, Safety, school, students, vehicle, Water, water safety, wellbeinglast_img read more

New measures to help vulnerable people in problem debt

first_imgNew measures to help vulnerable people in problem debt More people will be able to access the debt solution, giving them a fresh start, as a result of the changes announced today, which will come into force at the end of June.The changes to DRO eligibility criteria will see the level of debt at which people can apply for a DRO increase from £20,000 to £30,000. It is expected that over 13,000 more people may use DROs in the next 12 months compared to 2019, an increase of nearly 50 per cent.Minister for Corporate Responsibility Lord Callanan said:Debt Relief Orders help those with problem debt get to grips with their finances, these changes will enable more people experiencing problem debt to get a fresh start.The changes to the criteria will:Increase the threshold on the value of assets that a debtor can hold and be eligible to enter into a DRO from £1,000 to £2,000.Increase the value of a single motor vehicle that can be disregarded from the total value of assets from £1,000 to £2,000.Increase the level of surplus income received by the debtor before payments should be made to creditors from £50 to £75 per month.Increase the total debt allowable for a DRO from £20,000 to £30,000.The new criteria will follow a consultation earlier in the year. The changes are due to come into effect on 29 June to coincide with the end of the first 60 days of the Government’s Breathing Space scheme, which began on 4 May 2021.Debt Relief Orders were introduced in 2009 and are aimed at individuals with relatively low levels of unmanageable debt who have nothing to offer their creditors, such as assets or disposable income, and for whom bankruptcy would be a disproportionate response. A DRO sees debt repayments and interest frozen, while creditors are unable to pursue debtors for a 12-month period, after which the debts are written off.NotesDROs apply to England and Wales only (personal insolvency is devolved to Scotland and Northern Ireland.) /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:corporate, Effect, Force, Government, Ireland, Minister, Scotland, space, UK, UK Government, vehiclelast_img read more