Universal Credit support to be reviewed by Govt, minister says

first_imgMinister Therese Coffey, when asked whether a boost to Universal Credit would be extended, said that the benefit is being reviewed. Show Comments ▼ Millie Turner More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.com “We’re in active discussion with the Treasury, working together to try and make sure that we continue to help people during this challenging time,” Coffey said. Monday 25 January 2021 10:24 am Share Qualified claimants could receive £1,000 in an attempt to give those the opportunity to stimulate the economy.   The news follows chancellor Rishi Sunak doubling his offer of a one-off payment for Universal Credit claimants who qualify, to replace a £20 a week boost. The work and pensions minister said that the benefits will be reviewed. Also Read: Universal Credit support to be reviewed by govt center_img The government plans to review the support those on welfare receive during the pandemic, the work and pensions minister said today. The work and pensions minister said that the benefits will be reviewed. Also Read: Universal Credit support to be reviewed by govt whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Heraldgo.dailystocktraders.comThis Secret IRS Loophole May Change Your Lifego.dailystocktraders.comPets DetectiveAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongPets DetectiveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week Universal Credit has seen an increase in funds since the pandemic struck in April, but remains at the heart of debate between Conservative and Labour MP’s whatsapp The work and pensions minister said that the benefits will be reviewed. Universal Credit support to be reviewed by govt Tags: Rishi Sunaklast_img read more

Airport manager credits pilot’s ability, emergency response in belly landing

first_imgJuneau | Public Safety | TransportationAirport manager credits pilot’s ability, emergency response in belly landingJanuary 16, 2018 by Tripp J Crouse, KTOO Share:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/01/16landing-NPR1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A Juneau airport spokeswoman credits a pilot’s training and emergency personnel for a “happy ending” Sunday afternoon when a small plane was forced to land on its belly.The Cessna 210C radioed the Juneau airport tower when its rear landing gear wouldn’t come down. Then the tower alerted the Capital City Fire/Rescue Glacier Station.Juneau International Airport manager Patty Wahto said the plane circled and attempted to unjam the gear. Emergency personnel set up and waited for the plane to come in.“For as many aircraft and as many people we have coming in and out of here, to have mechanical issues like this or to actually have to put a plane down on its belly, they’re pretty rare,” Wahto said. “But the pilot did an excellent job, he slowed things down. He still had his nose gear up front. And was able to come in on that and slow everything down.”Wahto said the pilot turned his engine off and at the last minute put it down on its belly.Wahto also credited CCFR and airfield crews for their response. Assistant Fire Chief Tod Chambers said the plane made a decent landing.“Both of the people were able to get out without any problems on their own. There were no injuries,” Chambers said. “There was a small fuel leak that they were able to pretty much stop with materials they carried on the crash rescue trucks.”Wahto declined to identify the pilot because the incident is still being investigated.According to the Federal Aviation Administration’s online aircraft registry, the Cessna was registered to Timothy Hlavnicka of Hoonah. The registration expired in May.A portion of the runway was closed during the incident. Small planes could continue to come in and out.Share this story:last_img read more

L.A.’s Own Billie Eilish Will Perform Live at the Oscars

first_imgAwards WatchCelebrityMusicL.A.’s Own Billie Eilish Will Perform Live at the OscarsShe isn’t nominated for an Oscar, but who cares, really?By Brittany Martin – January 29, 20201576ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItBillie Eilish has been tapped to perform live at the 92nd Oscars on February 9. She isn’t nominated for an Oscar, but why get hung up on those sorts of things? Let Billie Eilish enjoy the victory lap of her year of pop dominance.She will be joining previously announced musical guests Randy Newman, Elton John, Chrissy Metz, Idina Menzel, Cynthia Erivo, and Questlove. Five of those performers will be staging their pieces that are up for this year’s Original Song award, while Questlove is making “special appearance.” The orchestra will be guest-conducted during one segment by Eímear Noone, the first woman to ever conduct the orchestra during the Oscars telecast.While Eilish isn’t nominated for an Academy Award this time around, there’s a chance she could be next year. It was announced earlier this month that she will perform the theme song for No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond film. Two Bond themes have won Oscars in the past, for Adele in 2013 and Sam Smith in 2015.RELATED: The Best Red Carpet Looks at the Grammy AwardsStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSBillie EilishOscarsPrevious articleThis ‘Vanity Fair’ Hollywood Exhibit Puts Visitors on the Red CarpetNext articleA Latina May Finally Walk Away with an Oscar for Best Costume DesignBrittany Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORWhy Billie Eilish’s New Video Is Bringing Britney Spears to MindBillie Eilish Will Grace Us With a Second AlbumThe Oscars Red Carpet Was Back in a Big Waylast_img read more

Pharmalittle: Vaccine makers urge Biden to end support of Covid-19 IP waiver; Russia accused of sowing doubt over Pfizer shot

first_img @Pharmalot Pharmalot Pharmalittle: Vaccine makers urge Biden to end support of Covid-19 IP waiver; Russia accused of sowing doubt over Pfizer shot Alex Hogan/STAT Rise and shine, everyone, the middle of the week is here. You made it this far, so why not forge ahead, yes? As always, we are doing our best with the help of some cups of stimulation — we are quaffing pistachio creme this morning — and invite you to join us. After all, a prescription is not required, so go ahead and indulge. Meanwhile, we have assembled the latest menu of tidbits to get you started on another busy day. Hope all goes well and you conquer the world. Cheers. …Covid-19 vaccine makers have dialed up lobbying and public relations efforts to rally opposition to a proposal to temporarily waive their patents, The Wall Street Journal reports. Industry lobbyists have met with Biden administration officials to argue for alternative actions and have been lobbying members of Congress to pressure the administration to reverse its support of the waiver. Lobbyists have also told other governments, in meetings and phone calls, that a waiver would not address shortages any time soon, but would strain raw material supplies. GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Log In | Learn More What is it? What’s included?center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. About the Author Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Tags STAT+ Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. By Ed Silverman May 26, 2021 Reprints [email protected] Ed Silvermanlast_img read more

Health Matters: What is Giant Cell Arteritis?

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: Dr. Juan Bustillogiant cell arteritisHealth MattersLee Healthrheumatology RELATEDTOPICS Health Matters: Scoliosis Treatment for Children June 13, 2021 Advertisement Health Matters: A Partnership in Medical Care June 13, 2021 Health Matters: Helping Children with Chest Wall Malformation June 13, 2021center_img It’s called giant cell arteritis. “Giant cell arteritis is inflammation of the lining of the arteries, and it mostly affects the cranial branches of the carotid arteries which are the arteries on the side of the neck. Very often involving the temple arteries, which run alongside the temple area, that’s why it’s also called temple arteritis as well,” explained Dr. Juan Bustillo, a rheumatologist with Lee Health. The autoimmune disease is more common in women between the ages of 70 and 80. “We know that the immune system attacks the inner lining of the arteries and causes an inflammation that leads to a seclusion of the artery and decreases blood flow to the organs,” he said. Patients can experience jaw pain, scalp tenderness, and vision changes. “Some of the alarming symptoms would be a new headache, persistent headaches that usually occur in the temple area but could also occur in the back of the skull, also sometimes in the frontal area,” Dr. Bustillo said. While it’s not a common diagnosis, doctors say it can be detrimental if not diagnosed early. “The sooner you identify it, treat it, the better the outcome,” he said. Giant cell arteritis can be difficult to diagnose, making it important to address any new symptoms with your physician. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health – Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Health Matters: Managing the Stress of COVID-19 June 7, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Portlaoise hospital spent €10.8 million on agency staff in 2018 – the second highest spend in the country – Stanley

first_img Facebook Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Home News Portlaoise hospital spent €10.8 million on agency staff in 2018 – the… NewsPolitics Community Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening According to figures released to Sinn Féin, Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise was the second highest spender on agency staff in the country.According to a statement from TD Brian Stanley, €10.8 million was spent on agency staff by the Portlaoise hospital in 2018.The overall figure spent on agency staff in the state in 2018 was €318 millon, over €6.5 millon per day on temporary staff.This figure has more than doubled from €151 millon in 2012, with the increase in last year alone at over €26 millon.Portlaoise was just narrowly pipped on spending by University Hospital Limerick which took first place.“This is despite the fact that hospitals in Dublin and other cities have workforces that are many times larger than either Portlaoise or Tullamore,” said Brian Stanley TD.The Sinn Féin Deputy added: “I have constantly highlighted the fact that Portlaoise is over reliant on agency staff due to uncertainty around the future of services at the hospital as it reduces the level of interest in seeking employment there. I raised this matter directly with the Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD today.“The other issue here is the delay by the HSE and the Government in converting agency staff to full-time HSE employees.No regard is given to the fact that agency staff are far more expensive per head than HSE employees.”“These points were brought to the fore recently by the nursing unions during the strike action. This is one area of huge waste in our health system, and savings from this could be used to employ more badly needed permanent frontline staff.“Our over reliance on agency staff is bad for patients, bad for consistency in services and bad for the taxpayer. We need to plan and organise our health service on a sustainable basis, not in the ad hoc chaotic way it is currently run,” he concluded.SEE ALSO – Laois business speaks out on VAT increases on food supplements Pinterest Portlaoise hospital spent €10.8 million on agency staff in 2018 – the second highest spend in the country – Stanley Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest TAGSBrian Stanley TDMidlands Regional HospitalMidlands Regional Hospital PortlaoisePortlaoise Hospital Previous articleLaois man to feature on renowned RTÉ programmeNext articleLaois business speaks out on VAT increases on food supplements Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebook By Siun Lennon – 21st February 2019 Council WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Community last_img read more

Many wealthy clients are distrustful of advisors, CFA Institute finds

first_img Related news Beatrice Paez The report, entitled The Value of Premium Wealth Management, explores the perspectives of 4,000 mass affluent and HNW individuals and 1,370 wealth advisors. It also looks at the challenges facing advisors as they work to assert their value in a changing financial landscape. Of the wealthy individuals surveyed, 25% indicated they have opted not to rely on a wealth manager. Among those who don’t seek advice, the report gives a closer breakdown of the possible factors at play. For example, 60% said they would rather make their own investment decisions and 32% indicated they didn’t believe advisors prioritize clients’ interests ahead of their own. “As a wealth-management professional, the one characteristic that should define us is our motivation to deliver the most value to our clients,” says John Bowman, managing director of the Americas for the CFA Institute, in a statement. “The challenge for advisors in this environment is to communicate the value of our expertise and technical knowledge to clients while also catering to clients’ specific, real-world needs.” Other key findings from the poll suggest that 87% of wealthy individuals surveyed believe that the “core value” of wealth management lies in developing a personalized, goals-driven financial plan — not in investment-focused advice and the “direct management” of investments. The survey also asked those who retain an advisor — including advisors who may or may not hold a CFA designation — about the perceived value the advisor adds in helping HNW clients manage their wealth. Specifically, 54% reported that their advisor has cut the time and energy these clients have to spend tending to their finances. In addition, 47% believed that their advisor offers them a clear view of the financial decision-making process. Those figures seem to point to a need for advisors to provide a more “proactive” and “holistic” approach to wealth management, the report notes. That can run the gamut from hosting family discussions on legacy and inheritance issues to developing a philanthropic strategy. Meanwhile, the CFA finds in its analysis of how advisors view the value of wealth management that more than two-thirds attributed it to “having access to skilled professionals at any time.” In contrast, when given the same two options, more than half of wealthy individuals surveyed gave more weight to the value of having access to a strong, comprehensive digital offering. This is especially the case for 70% of the millennials surveyed, the report notes, and appears to indicate a shifting perspective of an advisor’s main value. Still, while adapting to changing technological demands is increasingly important, the report says that digital communications doesn’t supplant, but enhances, the relationship advisors nurture with clients in person. “We must be open to change, and have the courage to pivot and innovate in order to enhance client relationship,” Bowman says. The 15-minute online survey, which was conducted from July to December 2016, involved different industry stakeholders such as CFA charter holders, mass-affluent and HNW individuals and wealth advisors without a CFA designation. Of the 1,370 wealth advisors included, 892 reported they have a CFA certification. Photo copyright: alexraths/123RF Keywords High net-worth clients,  Value of adviceCompanies CFA Institute Former RBC DS portfolio manager to helm new family office Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter CI launches new private markets product for HNW clients Although many high net-worth (HNW) individuals seek out professional financial advice, a sizable proportion remains distrustful of advisors and skeptical of their value, a recent report from the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute suggests. IAP roundtable to discuss risk profiling and retail advice BMO’s adviceDirect launches premium servicelast_img read more

Broadcasting Commission Promotes Media Literacy

first_imgBroadcasting Commission Promotes Media Literacy Office of the Prime MinisterDecember 30, 2009 RelatedBroadcasting Commission Promotes Media Literacy FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission, Cordel Green, has said that if Jamaica is to participate, fully, in the new information economy, it will need to develop a media literate population.According to the Executive Director in an interview with the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Jamaicans must not be satisfied just being consumers of the products, but must also aim to become creators.“The ability to access the internet and information is just one part of media literacy, we must also be able to interpret what it is that we are receiving and, most importantly, be able to create content to be able to participate fully in this new information economy and be able to guide ourselves along the highway”, he said.He said that the Commission has been active in content regulation and media literacy, but more needs to be done to ensure that the public is made more media literate.He stated that while information was now available far beyond the radio and television age, Jamaicans need to ask, what is that about and why do we need it?Mr. Green assured that the Commission would continue to help the population to participate in the new information economy, and would also provide the requisite information so that they can make informed judgements and choices.“It makes no sense for you to give people access to the internet and all these platforms for information, but you don’t help people to navigate through your formal system of education and, informally, through your agencies and media, [especially] as standards such as source verification, objectivity and fair-play are not necessarily applicable everywhere in the internet space” he reasoned.Apart from media literacy, the Commission is also strengthening its capacity to deal with other issues emerging in the new information age, such as: the increased need to promote competition and a level playing field in the media landscape in the face of new ownership structures; issues of content monopolization; and intellectual property and digital rights management.To address these and other issues, the Commission has recommended a unified policy, a new or reformed legislative and regulatory framework and additional support from electronic systems which is needed for content monitoring, he said. RelatedBroadcasting Commission Promotes Media Literacycenter_img RelatedBroadcasting Commission Promotes Media Literacy Advertisementslast_img read more

Helping Australians return home

first_imgHelping Australians return home The Australian Government continues to work tirelessly to ensure we get as many Australians home by Christmas as possible.Almost 426,600 Australian citizens and Permanent Residents have travelled into Australia since the Government recommended that people reconsider the need to travel abroad on 13 March 2020.The process to help re-book passengers travelling to Sydney from San Francisco began last night with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications working speedily with the airline to facilitate exactly that.This process was well under way by this morning and contrary to claims made by Labor today, had nothing to do with their Tweets. Because this plane did not take off or arrive, the caps allocated for that flight have rolled over so those passengers will be able quarantine without issue.What Australians expect as we navigate our nation’s response to this global pandemic is constructive engagement by all politicians – not opportunistic political point-scoring.Australians will rightfully be disappointed by the Labor Party’s willingness to exploit difficult circumstances being faced by Australians overseas – circumstances the Government has been working to assist with since the start of the pandemic earlier this year.At the request of State and Territory Governments, to help shore up the integrity of hotel-quarantine systems in those jurisdictions, the National Cabinet implemented flight caps earlier this year. That measure has been necessary and has played a substantial role in Australia’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic.At many meetings of the National Cabinet, the Australian Government has sought to safely increase those cap numbers to help get more Australians home and we continue to partner with all States and Territories to that end. Following Jane Halton’s review and recommendations on quarantine arrangements, the Commonwealth has established the Howard Springs facility to boost quarantine spaces and is looking to double its capacity.We will keep working to bring as many Australians home by Christmas as possible, building on the successful return of more than 400,000 Australians since March. /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:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, building, Cabinet, commonwealth, communications, covid-19, Government, Howard, infrastructure, Labor Party, regional development, San Francisco, Sydney, Transportlast_img read more

Public Health Alert – New Zealand cases

first_imgPublic Health Alert – New Zealand cases ​Following the New Zealand Government’s report yesterday of three additional cases of COVID-19 in Auckland, NSW Health is contacting travellers who have arrived from NZ since Saturday 20 February on quarantine-free flights to check if they have been to any new venues of concern attended by an infectious person.As a precaution, people who have arrived since Saturday 20 February are also being asked if they are well and are being asked to get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until they get a negative result, or for 14 days if they attended one of the venues.A notice is now in effect specifying Auckland as a hotspot. This requires people arriving in NSW from New Zealand who have been in Auckland, including the airport, to enter hotel quarantine for 14 days. Alternatively, they may choose to depart Australia.The new hotspot identification under the Air Transportation Public Health Order will become effective as of 12.01am on Thursday 25 February. NSW Health continues to monitor the situation and will adjust these requirements as new information emerges. /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:Air transport, airport, Auckland, Australia, covid-19, Effect, Government, health, healthcare, hotel, New Zealand, NSW, NSW Health, NZ, public health, quarantinelast_img read more