Concern expressed for elderly support in Budget 2020

first_imgDisappointment has been expressed today (Tues) that there has not been further support for older people in Budget 2020.ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, said they were ‘frustrated’ that there has not been further support in the areas of pensions and home supports while welcoming initiatives such as the increase to the living alone allowance. “The decision to deny older people any increase to their pension is hugely frustrating,” Seán Moynihan, ALONE CEO, said. “Many people assume that older people have their financial needs met by their state pension. Financial hardship is often a hidden issue among older people, yet it is the third most frequent reason older people contact ALONE.“In 2017, more than 63,000 people over 65 were experiencing enforced deprivation.“In order to deliver financial security to older people, the pension needs to be benchmarked against 35% of average earnings, which would require an increase of at least €7-€9 to the state pension this year and in the coming years.”  Concern expressed for elderly support in Budget 2020 was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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QPR Under-23s lose at Cardiff

first_imgRecent signing Alex Finney featured for QPR’s development side as they were beaten 4-0 at Cardiff on Monday evening.It was the 20-year-old defender’s first appearance for the Under-23s since he signed a contract until the end of the season after impressing while on trial.Kenneth Zohore netted twice for Cardiff, whose third goal was scored by former QPR youngster Peter Skapetis, who is currently on trial with the Welsh club.Semi Ajayi’s late goal completed the scoring.Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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A’s All-Stars: What’s made Matt Chapman and Liam Hendriks successful in 2019

first_imgFor the second straight season, the A’s will have two players representing them at the All-Star Game in Cleveland.Matt Chapman was selected by his peers after finishing seventh among third baseman in the fan vote. Newly minted closer Liam Hendriks got the call as a replacement. Chapman will also participate in Monday night’s Home Run Derby.Here are some things to know about each of Oakland’s All-Stars:Chapman has eyes on more than All-Star Game, Home Run Derby The 26-year-old …last_img read more

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The New Zoho CRM Aims to Undercut Salesforce.com

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Products steven walling Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img With improvements to email integration and a new marketing campaign, SaaS productivity vendor Zoho is aiming its sights openly at Salesforce.com, the dominant Web-based CRM today. The “Zwitch to Zoho” name might be cheesy marketing, but the cheaper subscription price is no joke. If you want more than 5 users, Salesforce.com will cost you $65/user/month. As of today, Zoho is offering an unlimited use CRM subscription for just $12. If you’re thinking “you get what you pay for” right about now, you’d be correct.Even the Salesforce.com edition limited to 5 users (for $9/month per person) includes support for Gmail, Outlook and Lotus Notes. The new additions and pricing plan for Zoho CRM include close integration with Zoho Mail, but using either Outlook or Gmail will cost you an extra $3/user/month. In other words, to get the full functionality of Salesforce.com, it’ll be more than four thousand a year, not the barely more three that Zoho is touting.Even if you won’t get quite the 80% savings that Zoho is proclaiming, its new CRM is still significantly less expensive than Salesforce.com, Sugar CRM Professional, or many others out there. And especially in today’s IT world, money talks. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

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UConn And Notre Dame Could Renew The Best Rivalry In Womens Basketball

Maryland and South Carolina have really good women’s basketball teams — two of the four best in the country. But Connecticut and Notre Dame, their respective Final Four opponents on Sunday in Tampa, are a cut above. They’re ranked No. 1 and 2 in the country by the AP, the coaches and the tournament selection committee. They’re the favorites to reach Tuesday’s final in our March Madness predictions and in Vegas. They played each other in last year’s final. And, best of all, they have a rich history — one that isn’t as one-sided as UConn’s recent dominance suggests.Notre Dame has dealt UConn seven of its 18 losses since the start of 2007. In other words, 39 percent of the time UConn has lost in the last eight-plus years, it’s been against Notre Dame.If UConn and Notre Dame play each other in the final, it’d be their 21st meeting since the start of 2007 — the latest ESPN Stats & Info data available. They played 12 regular-season games (11 back when both were in the Big East), plus three Big East conference finals and one semifinal. They’ve also met four times in the last eight Final Fours, with two wins apiece. A Tuesday meeting would be the rubber match.Maryland and South Carolina have been good, but they simply haven’t been as dominant. UConn has won 94.6 percent of its games since the start of 2007, by far the best in the sport. Notre Dame ranks fifth, at 84.1 percent. (Stanford, Green Bay and Baylor are second, third and fourth.) Maryland is 11th, at 80.6 percent. And South Carolina is 53rd, at 64.3 percent. But South Carolina’s and Maryland’s relative inconsistency, coupled with UConn’s and Notre Dame’s late, lamented conference rivalry, means they have a much thinner record against the rest of the Final Four.So let’s look more closely at the UConn-Notre Dame rivalry. UConn has won 13 of their last 20 matchups, or 65 percent. That’s as close as UConn gets these days to a balanced rivalry — it’s the lowest winning percentage UConn has against any team it has played more than five times since the start of 2007. Every team but one that has played UConn at least once in that time has a losing record against the Huskies. (The one exception is longtime rival Tennessee, which won their only recent meeting.) More than 90 percent of UConn opponents haven’t beaten the Huskies even once, including four teams that have played them at least 10 times.Also notable, for a team that has regularly all but clinched its games by halftime, UConn has beaten Notre Dame by an average of less than eight points per game in their 20 meetings. That’s the closest average margin for any UConn opponent that has played the Huskies more than five times since 2007.UConn, meanwhile, is responsible for a big chunk of Notre Dame’s losses since the start of 2007: 13 of 49, or 27 percent. UConn is the only team Notre Dame has played in more than six games in that period that has a winning record against the Fighting Irish.Notre Dame’s recent wins against UConn all came in an astonishingly short spell: The Fighting Irish won seven of eight meetings over a stretch that started with Notre Dame’s upset of UConn in the 2011 Final Four. Notre Dame star Jewell Loyd, a junior and the team’s leading scorer, is the only current player who was a major contributor for the Fighting Irish when they last beat UConn.It’s not the most heated or longstanding rivalry. Before the teams played in December — in a game UConn won by 18 points — espnW’s Graham Hays pointed out that it doesn’t have the rich character and tension of UConn-Tennessee. Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, asked before the game about her relationship with Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, made it sound like the two were friendly acquaintances in the corporate world. “Geno and I are terrific,” McGraw said. “We saw each other this summer. We’ve got no issues, no problems. Just business as usual for both of us.”If it’s business as usual for both teams on Sunday, we’ll see them renew their acquaintance in the final on Tuesday in Tampa, in the latest edition of the closest thing to a rivalry that Auriemma’s dominant UConn team has these days. read more

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FLOW Assists With Communication Services To Residents PostHurricane Irma

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 12, 2017 – Providenciales – Scores of residents have lined up at the FLOW office in Providenciales to take advantage of the free internet and electricity services that the telecommunications company has been providing to residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.Darron Hilaire, Marketing Manager at FLOW TCI said, “Persons have literally been camping out here for the past two nights and we opened our doors for the first time today from 9-1 to assist customers, just providing wifi hotspots, charging hubs as well as top-UP, credit and data activation. We’ve seen an increase in customers actually changing their sims from the other provider and coming over to our network.”Mr. Hilaire also stated that services are now up in Kew, North Caicos, so persons can be contacted there. FLOW is also looking to restore services in South Caicos and Grand Turk which have both had State of Emergencies declared due to hurricane damages. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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