Is it worth starting a pension at 50?


first_imgPension value after 17 years “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that having an extra £43k when you retire could come in pretty handy.If you’re prepared to do the extra research necessary to invest in individual shares, then you could potentially see much bigger returns on your cash.Current pension rules allow you to start withdrawing cash at age 55. If you’re already 50, your money won’t be locked away for long. I’d get started today. £215,899 +£43,179 Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Roland Head Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares £259,078 Enter Your Email Address Is it worth starting a pension at 50? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! If you’ve hit 50 and haven’t started a pension, then you may think it’s no longer worth starting one. However, if you can afford to set aside some cash each month, I think a pension could be one of the best ways to invest at this age. Here, I’m going to explain why I’d definitely still start a pension at 50.50 is the new 40!At 50 you’re still relatively young. You have another 17 years until you reach the new State Pension age of 67 that will apply to people born between March 1961 and April 1977.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Here at the Fool, we’d generally recommend a minimum of five years for stock market investments, ideally closer to 10. In my view, 17 years is a very comfortable timescale for investing in stocks.You will receive free cashIf you can spare some cash each month, you could just save into a Stocks and Shares ISA. But if you did this, you’d miss out on one of the biggest benefits that pensions provide — free cash.The reason for this is that the government provides tax relief on money paid into your pension. The way this works is that the taxman will credit the income tax you pay into your pension each year, up to certain limits.In the 2019/20 tax year, you can claim tax relief on up to 100% of your annual earnings, or a maximum pension contribution of £40,000. So if you earned £30,000 and paid £20,000 into your pension, the government would credit another £4,000 (20%) into your pension account.If you’re a higher rate taxpayer, you’ll receive matching tax relief for income on which you’ve paid the higher rate of tax. So in some cases, your pension contributions could be boosted by 40%, or even 45%.This cash could speed up your retirementHaving this tax relief credited into your pension account each year could really speed up your retirement savings. Let me explain how this could work.You pay: You’re a basic rate taxpayer and contribute £500 per month to your pension. Your contributions total £6,000 each year.Government pays: You’ll receive an extra £100 from the taxman for each month’s contribution. That’s an extra £1,200 each year.Total contributions: Your pension will get £7,200 each year, even though you’re only saving £6,000 yourself.This extra cash could have a big impact on your investment results.What I’d do in this situation is to open a SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) and setup a monthly payment from my current account. I’d then invest the money in a stock market fund, or individual stocks and shares.In this example, I’ve assumed you’re paying in £500 per month and are investing the cash in a FTSE 100 tracker fund. The long-term average return from the UK stock market is about 8% each year. I’ve used this figure to calculate the future value of your pension fund and the benefit provided by pension tax relief: Benefit from pension tax relief Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Roland Head | Monday, 27th January, 2020 With tax relief Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Without tax relieflast_img read more

Video of the Day – Super Rugby Week 1 Round up


first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS THE NEW and improved Super Rugby season has kicked off in the Southern hemishpere and here’s a quick catch up of the week’s tries. If they’re anything to go by, national sides in the north should be very wary of their World Cup hopes in Autumn. Unsurprisingly the usual suspects crossed the lines for their teams  – Drew Mitchell, Bismarck Du Plessis and Keven Mealamu. Watch out for Force wonderboy James O’Conners’ amazing try that would make even Chris Ashton green with envy… Plus check out highlights of Danny Cipriani’s side – Melbourne Rebels unsuccessful start to the season. last_img read more

Bush House / Archterra Architects


first_imgCopyHouses•Margaret River, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780377/bush-house-archterra-architects Clipboard Projects Photographs 2012 Area:  168 m² Area:  168 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeArchterra ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMargaret RiverAustraliaPublished on January 18, 2016Cite: “Bush House / Archterra Architects” 17 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780377/bush-house-archterra-architects Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Douglas Mark Black+ 28 Share Architects: Archterra Architects Area Area of this architecture project Bush House / Archterra ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBush House / Archterra Architects 2012 Bush House / Archterra Architects Houses Year:  “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs:  Douglas Mark BlackBuilder:Owner-builderEngineering:Margaret River Structural EngineeringArchitect In Charge:Paul O’ReillyCity:Margaret RiverCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Douglas Mark BlackText description provided by the architects. Located in an existing clearing within a section of remnant marri / jarrah bushland, this owner-built bush pavilion seeks to distil into built form, the feelings of camping under a simple sheltering tarpaulin.Save this picture!© Douglas Mark BlackDiagrammatically, the houses’ simple rectangular plan is separated east-west into sleeping and living zones and delineated by a change in floor level and a thick rammed earth wall that continues through the house into the outdoors. The rammed earth wall also defines the entry approach from the detached vehicle parking area.Save this picture!Croquis Floor PlanAll rooms face to the north to take advantage of the warming winter sun, except the main bedroom which turns to face the southwest views and enjoys spectacular sunsets filtered through the vertical trunks of the surrounding tree canopy.Save this picture!© Douglas Mark BlackThe single bathroom enjoys the same orientation as the main bedroom and opens onto the bush via a glass door to give the experience of showering outside.Save this picture!© Douglas Mark BlackTwo decked areas provide alternative ways to experience the outdoors – one open overhead for winter sun and star gazing to the north and a covered deck to the east for rain and sun protection.Save this picture!© Douglas Mark BlackThe roof plane rises up to the north to provide a view of the sky and treetops through cedar framed clerestory windows that provide a warm and tactile contrast to the clear anodised sliding door frames.Save this picture!Croquis SectionTaking cues from the Californian cases study houses of the 40s, 50s and 60s, a 3.6m structural grid locates prefabricated steel frames that enabled the main support structure to be erected in a day and for infill timber framing to be subsequently carried out by the owner-builder within these frames under the sun and rain protection of a single plane roof.Save this picture!© Douglas Mark BlackThe galvanised steel framing is expressed both internally and externally, creating a repetitive rhythm along the north and south elevations. The mottled patina of the galvanising continues to change as it ages.Save this picture!© Douglas Mark BlackEnvironmental sustainability is intrinsic to the design: passive measures such as northern orientation, efficient cross flow ventilation paths for summer cooling and calculated eaves overhangs for warming winter sun penetration are teamed with active measures such as power self sufficiency from a 3kW ground mounted solar array, a roof mounted solar hot water heater and a worm-farm blackwater treatment system that irrigates the garden with nutrient rich water.Save this picture!© Douglas Mark BlackAll decking is recycled jarrah, milled from large dismantled warehouse roof beams. Ceiling linings are Australian Hoop pine from plantation forests and are finished simply with linseed oil. The plywood ceiling continues outside to the decks and eaves to accentuate the indoor-outdoor feeling.Save this picture!© Douglas Mark BlackThe house employs a concrete floor slab for thermal mass, which has been simply machine trowelled smooth to provide a hardwearing and cost effective solution.External materials were selected to be largely self finishing to minimise maintenance: zincalume steel, rammed earth and glass.Project gallerySee allShow lessTaiYuan South Railway Station / CSADISelected ProjectsVideo: The “Polis Station,” Studio Gang’s Ideal for a Post-Ferguson AmericaArticles Share Australia Year: last_img read more

New Trust Fundraising Manager at British Lung Foundation


first_imgNew Trust Fundraising Manager at British Lung Foundation Tagged with: Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Advertisement Martyn Hall has been appointed Trust Fundraising Manager at the British Lung Foundation (BLF), the charity which helps those affected by lung disease.Martyn joins BLF from the Elimination of Leukaemia Fund where he raised over £2 million from charitable trusts. Howard Lake | 2 April 2004 | Newslast_img read more

Online swapping site to benefit RSPCA and Rainforest Foundation


first_img Tagged with: Digital Donated goods Recycling 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 RSPCA and the Rainforest Foundation UK are to benefit from Netcycler, a new service that enables users to swap and give away unwanted items in exchange for things they really want. The charities will benefit from donations and reaching new supporters while helping people to reduce their waste.To make a donation to the charity through Netcycler, site users need to upload the items they want to give away and say how much money they want their chosen charity to receive for it.Rainforest Foundation UK’s Executive Director, Simon Counsell, said: “We often have people contacting us who want to fundraise for the rainforest within their own community, so we’re very excited about this fun and socially responsible idea having a new online reusing service with a national reach – and it complements our green ethos perfectly.” Netcycler’s co-founder, Jussi Koskinen said: “We want to show people who would normally prefer to buy new that they can get items they want cheaply and with less environmental impact through Netcycler. At the same time, Netcycler’s new donation function gives people who care where their unwanted things end up the option to make a donation at no extra cost to them.”Netcycler launched in Finland in March 2010, in Germany in October 2010, and in the UK in April 2011. It has more than 30,000 registered users, and over 10,000 items have already been traded via the site with 30,000 entered as offers.Editor’s update 17 September 2014Netcycler is now Swap.com and available in the USA. Advertisement  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online swapping site to benefit RSPCA and Rainforest Foundation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 June 2011 | Newslast_img read more

Plea In SC Seeks Adequate Medical Treatment For All Non-COVID Patients, At Par With COVID Patients, At All Times Including Lockdown


first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Seeks Adequate Medical Treatment For All Non-COVID Patients, At Par With COVID Patients, At All Times Including Lockdown Mehal Jain22 May 2021 4:22 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has been moved in a PIL seeking directions to the Central and state governments to ensure that adequate medical treatment and facilities are provided to all non-Covid patients, alike as Covid patients, in all government and private hospitals and at all times including the lock down period.Urging that the court ensure that even the non-Covid patients’ fundamental rights to life, health and equality are enforced and protected effectively by the respective governments, the petitioner-advocate, GS Mani, has sought a direction that the union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare may decide his representation of May 15 seeking adequate medical facilities to all non-COVID patients also.Advertisement It is submitted that due to the Covid pandemic situation and the complete lockdown, a huge number of Covid patients have already been struggling to get proper medical treatments and facilities due to the utter failure of the government. Apart from this, now non-Covid patients having heart disease, pregnant women, patients with HIV, hepatitis C, haemophilia, thalassaemia et cetera are struggling to get admission in hospitals, proper medical treatment and facilities frequently in private hospitals and government hospitals during the lockdown period. “These patients need regular treatment and periodic medical checkup”, it is pointed out.Advertisement “Major newspaper reports clearly prove that many private and government hospitals have closed normal and emergency ward treatment due to the increase of Covid patients all over the country. Major surgeries are postponed in all hospitals as the doctors are fully busy with Covid patients. The secretary of the Delhi Medical Council has said in a news report that there are a limited number of hospitals providing treatment to non-Covid patients. For heart patients or pregnant women, it is difficult to get admission…In some private hospitals, online consultation is available whereas in government hospitals there is no such facility”, it is averred.Advertisement Advertisement It is pleaded that people, at large, feel that they are living in a medical emergency because of the total failure of the governments. “The people have no choice except to go to hospitals in serious conditions…Even a large number of young people are dying for unknown reasons”, it is pressed.”The attitude of the legislature in not bringing a separate legislation or to bring an amendment inserting the “public health” as a fundamental right in the Constitution but only using the old Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to tackle CoVID 19 & its medical crisis, clearly shows that they are unaware & not very serious to handle the CoVID 19 situations & its medical crisis & emergency”, the plea states.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The petitioner advanced that public health, which is a human right, creates legal obligation on states to ensure access to timely, acceptable & affordable health care of appropriate quality.”Right to health is one set of internationally agreed human right standards & is inseparable or “indivisible” from other rights. This means achieving the right to health is both a central tool & dependent upon the realisation of other human rights to food, housing, work, education, information & participation. This implies a clear set of legal obligations on states to ensure appropriate conditions for employment of health for all people without discrimination”, it is submitted.TagsSupreme Court Covid Medical Treatment And Facilities Central Government State Governments Covid-19 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: California now has the most cases in US


first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 617,000 people worldwide.Over 14.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.9 million diagnosed cases and at least 142,095 deaths.Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.11:30 a.m.: Florida has 4 counties with no ICU bedsIn hard-hit Florida, just 15% of the state’s adult ICU beds were available Wednesday morning, according to the state’s Agency for Healthcare Administration.Four counties — Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa and Putnam — had no available ICU beds, the agency said.These numbers are expected to fluctuate throughout the day as hospitals and medical centers provide updates.Florida’s positivity rate was 10.55% as of Wednesday morning.The state now has 379,619 total cases and 5,458 fatalities.10:35 a.m.: California is now the state with the most coronavirus casesCalifornia has surpassed New York’s number of coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins data.As of Wednesday morning, California had over 409,000 cases, while New York had over 408,000.California’s positivity rate and hospitalization rates are trending upward in the two-week average, according to the state.Meanwhile, New York’s positivity rate was just 1.29% Tuesday, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Thirty-one states — including California — are on New York’s travel advisory list. Those traveling from the 31 high-case states must quarantine for two weeks when arriving in New York.9:35 a.m.: Coronavirus cases rising in kidsCoronavirus cases in children is steadily rising and nearing the level of patients 65 or older, according to internal FEMA memos obtained by ABC News. Children ages 12 to 17 appear to become infected at a higher rate than younger kids. The memos also outlined coronavirus problems that specific states are facing. In South Carolina, the test-positivity rate is above 15% and rising, the memos said. Charleston, Horry and Greenville counties reported the highest number of new cases over the last three weeks, representing 38.4% of new cases in the state, the memo said. Charleston County has the most significant rate increase in the state. In the Las Vegas, Nevada, area, fatalities are on the rise, particularly among residents older than 65 with underlying health conditions, the memos said. Out of 38 acute-care hospitals, six reported experiencing critical staffing shortages, while another six hospitals anticipate critical staffing shortages in the next week, the memos said. Louisiana is experiencing “broad community spread” across the state. East Baton Rouge, Calcasieu and Jefferson parishes had the highest number of new cases over the last three weeks and represent 26.5% of new cases, the memos said. Lafayette and Lake Charles are reporting a significant lack of testing supplies, the memos said.8:25 a.m.: Masks could have ‘very significant impact’ on outbreak within months, CDC director saysDr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), called masks the “most powerful tool” against the coronavirus. “This is the greatest public health crisis that our nation has faced in more than a century,” Redfield told ABC News’ Good Morning America on Wednesday. “If all Americans would embrace that [masks] as part of their personal responsibility to confront this outbreak, we could actually have a very significant impact on the outbreak that we’re seeing across the country in the next four, six, eight, 10, 12 weeks.”But when it comes to the idea of a national mask mandate, Redfield said, “the issue is how to motivate all Americans to do that.” “Some governors have done it, obviously with mandates. Other governors have done it through example. I think our key is just to let the American public know how important this is,” he said.As the new school year nears, Redfield said he would “absolutely” be comfortable with his grandchildren heading back to their classrooms. Redfield added he only may have “some reservation” about his grandson with cystic fibrosis, “depending on how he could be accommodated in the school.” “I think it’s really important to get our schools open,” he said. “It’s not public health versus opening the schools or the economy — it’s public health versus public health. I think there really are a number of negative public health consequences that have happened to our K-12 [students] by having schools closed.” “So it’s so important now to work together with school districts to figure out how they can take our guidelines and operationalize them in a practical way and to do it in a way that is safe,” he continued.5:11 a.m.: France says it has 208 active clusters of COVID-19 across the countryFrance has 208 currently active coronavirus outbreaks as of Tuesday, according to the General Directorate of Health, which notes that “the circulation of the virus is increasing.”Since May 9, 547 grouped cases — or clusters — have been detected but 339 have been closed, said the Directorate General of Health.Currently, 6,482 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 and 455 patients with a severe form of COVID-19 are currently hospitalized in intensive care.Just four regions in the country — Ile de France, Grand-Est, Hauts-de-France and Guyana — account for 70% of patients being hospitalized in intensive care.Elsewhere, in overseas territories owned by France, there are a total of 202 hospitalizations, including 34 in intensive care.Since the start of the pandemic, 106,296 people have been hospitalized in the country and 79,734 people have returned home.A total of 30,165 people have died so far in France, including 19,649 people in hospitals and 10,516 in nursing and care homes.4:50 a.m.: Prime minister hopes Russian coronavirus vaccine will be available in fallThe Russian authorities are hoping to receive a reliable domestic coronavirus vaccine in the fall, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.“I do hope that we will receive our own Russian reliable vaccine against coronavirus in the fall,” Mishustin said in the State Duma on Wednesday.Meanwhile, the number of reported new infections in the country remained below 6,000 for the third day in a row.Russia confirmed 5,862 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 789,190.Over the past 24 hours 165 people have died, making the total death toll in the country 12,745.A total of 9,669 people recovered over the last 24 hours, which brought the overall number of recoveries to 572,053.2:10 a.m.: RNC attendees in Jacksonville to take ‘in-home’ tests before event, no commitment to requiring masksAlmost a month before Republicans are set to gather in Jacksonville, Florida, for President Donald Trump’s second nomination, in a state seeing a record-breaking surge in coronavirus cases, the Republican National Committee outlined in more detail the safety procedures that will be in place for the nominating event in a memo obtained by ABC News.Convention-goers heading to Jacksonville for the Republicans celebration are expected to take an “in-home COVID-19 test” before the gatherings in either Charlotte or Jacksonville, paid for by the Republican National Committee.The Jacksonville-based event will be spread across indoor and outdoor venues, the memo says, with planners set to use “Daily’s Place Flex Field, TIAA Bank Field, Daily’s Place Amphitheater, and others” in a multi-block radius of Jacksonville. The party is also preparing for a smaller-scale gathering, with organizers cutting back the number of attendees by limiting the attendance of alternate delegates and guests of delegates in Jacksonville.On the night of Trump’s anticipated speech, which is slated for Thursday, guests of alternative delegates won’t be permitted inside the convention venue.Among those who plan to participate in-person for the event, planners indicated that attendees will be tested more than once, writing in the memo “a variety of COVID testing available before and during the convention activities.” Attendees will be asked to provide consent to allow the testing company to share their results with the RNC.On-site in Jacksonville, various health and safety precautions will be in-place and will “include, but are not limited to, on-site temperature checks, available PPE, and aggressive sanitizing protocols, and available COVID-19 testing,” according to the memo.But still, Republicans did not commit to requiring masks at the convention and there was no mention of social distancing throughout the nine-page memo.“We will follow the local and state health guidelines in place at the time of the convention,” the memo reads.12:26 a.m.: 59 NFL players test positive for COVID-19The NFL announced on Tuesday that 59 players have so far tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Meanwhile, the NFL and the NFLPA announced Monday that they had agreed on COVID-19 testing protocols. Players and team personnel will be tested every day for the first two weeks of training camp, then every other day, as long as their team’s positive test rate is and remains under 5%.New symptom-based testing guidelines from the league were updated on July 17.If and when NFL training camps open next week, as currently scheduled, teams’ rosters will include a maximum of 80 players, as opposed to the usual 90, in an effort to help enforce social distancing measures in team facilities. This is according to sources who were on an NFLPA players call Tuesday night discussing details of the league’s latest proposal on coronavirus protocols.Sources also said the NFL and the union officially agreed Tuesday to the league’s plan to drop all preseason games for the 2020 season. The agreement came a day after the league offered to the union to play no preseason games this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.Thus, with Tuesday’s developments, the league and the players’ union are inching closer to an agreement on rules that will govern training camp and the season under these difficult circumstances. Weeks of negotiations seem to be coming to a head, as sources who were on the players’ call Tuesday night said there has been agreement on several issues but work remains to be done on others.A major issue reportedly concerning players right now is the procedure under which they can opt out of the 2020 season if they are in a high-risk category or they’re simply not comfortable playing amid the pandemic.One source said the league has offered to give stipends — $250,000 for active roster and $100,000 for practice squad — to players who opt out because they’re in high-risk categories but nothing for players who opt out voluntarily.The source said the league’s proposal would be that players who opt out would have their contracts “toll” — meaning just slide back a year and pick up next year where they are now — but that the teams would in the meantime retain whatever rights they had to release or trade those players under their current contracts.The players are seeking better protections due to the unprecedented circumstances. 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Project Specialist


first_imgDefinitionUnder general supervision, the Professional Expert providesassistance and support in accordance with assignments anddirections from the supervisor. Professional Experts:Have specialized knowledge or expertise not generally requiredof or found in the classifications established by theDistrict.Must be specially trained, experienced, or competent to performexpert services.Are used on a temporary basis for a specific project orprojects.Terms of employment will be described in the ProfessionalExpert Agreement Conditions of EmploymentThis is a professional expert position. The District reserves theright to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based uponavailable funds. The effective dates of employment will be arrangedwith the supervisor.This is a recruitment for an applicant POOL to filltemporary/short-term assignments on an as-needed basis. Departmentsor Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to filltemporary/short-term assignments as the need arises. Applicationswill remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by thehiring manager should the department/division be interested inscheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of HumanResources regarding the status of your application .Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. The hours of work andeffective date of employment will be arranged with thesupervisor.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat http://www.cccd.edu/employment . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for thisopportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. Acomplete application packet includes:A complete Coast Community College District OnlineEmployment Application.Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions, if any (pleaseprovide clear and detailed responses, where applicable, as theywill be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualifiedcandidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not pasteyour resume, put ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’, or leave blank).A Current Resume (as a separate attachment – PDFrecommended).Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation. Non-academic, non-classified Professional Experts are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees and have no entitlement rights toany position in the District. Professional Expert employment shallnot result in the displacement of Classified personnel.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Assists the Supervisor with the planning, development, support andadministration of assigned project. Exercises good judgment with amid to high level of independent judgment; may refer policyinterpretation to the Supervisor when necessary. Assists Supervisorwith ongoing assessment of the project to ensure project is meetingthe goals and objectives set forth by the District and/or college.OR Performs varied and highly skilled activities requiring thoroughunderstanding of a program and related services, projects andactivities. Responsible for a program with more complexity andimpact and highly specialized projects and services.Qualifications and Physical DemandsEducation and Experience:Level I – Work experience and/or training in related jobcategory is required, including valid licenses and/orcertifications, if applicable.Level II – Extensive work experience and/or trainingthat is directly related to job category is required, includingvalid licenses and/or certifications, if applicable.last_img read more

Will Cambridge ‘Try Something New Today’?


first_imgLaura Brightman, a Natural Science fresher also championed Mr Arain’s cause claiming she would want as Chancellor, “anyone but Lord Sainsbury, we have too many of his stores opening up and one is plenty for the centre, he will just monopolise Cambridge and that is not the ideal intention of our Chancellor.”In another unexpected twist, a third nominee was suggested via a Facebook campaign, advocating the accession of Brian Blessed. The actor, author and adventurer is most famous for his thunderous voice and has starred in everything from Black Adder, to Hamlet, to Tarzan.The initiators of the nomination were Cambridge alumni, Seth Thévoz, James Ross and Stuart Moore, who claimed on the Facebook group, “The man, the myth, the legend that is the actor Brian Blessed would make an AMAZING Chancellor. Picture Brian loudly reciting the Latin at graduation ceremonies and you have some idea of what a legend Brian would be.”The group is positive that Brian Blessed is a viable choice, one member posting, along with a link to a video in which Blessed plays a policeman, “Brian Blessed is an archetypal ‘larger than life’ character who would perfectly fill the role of Chancellor at Cambridge University. With his affinity for the establishment he would serve well as a wonderful Ambassador.”When contacted by his fans about the campaign, Brian Blessed said he was, “absolutely staggered…and of course, I am delighted to accept that nomination. For me, Cambridge has always been the centre of the earth, there is a brightness and light there that rivals that on Mount Everest. The University buildings are architecturally beautiful, the whole setting is wonderful and enchants the soul. I am thrilled to be asked and wish you every success with the campaign.”One alumni on the Facebook group commented, “I am just glad that Lord Sainsbury will not run unopposed, as with his recent massive contribution to the development of the Sainsbury building on the Botanical Gardens site, it would be a shame if an unchallenged successful bid were perceived to be a ‘bought’ position.”On the other hand, Austin Mahler, an undergraduate law student at Cambridge claimed that if financial benefits could reach students he could be swayed, saying, “The prospect of student deals and potentially prices that could compete with Tesco are grounds to back Lord Sainsbury.”Another lawyer, Chris Monk commented, “’I prefer Blessed as I want a figurehead not a professional – we already have a Vice Chancellor after all.”The Senate will hold congregate in October to decide the matter and anyone with a higher degree from the University – including the MA which is an honorary degree “conferred by right” to holders of a Cambridge BA two years after their graduation – can vote.With the Brian Blessed Facebook campaign already advising alumni on whether they will need to bring gowns, and Mr Arain holding interviews with the press accompanied by his campaign managers, it is fair to say that although Baron Sainsbury is the official choice, he is certainly no longer the only one in the running. Nominations for the next Chancellor of the University of Cambridge now range from a billionaire businessman, Baron Sainsbury; to a protesting local shopkeeper, Mr Abdul Arain; to the booming Shakespearean actor, Brian Blessed. The position is currently held by HRH Prince Philip who is stepping down at the end of this month after 34 years in the job. He resigns just weeks after his ninetieth birthday, stating that as a public figure and senior member of the royal family, ‘I reckon I’ve done my bit.’At the end of May it was announced the University Nomination Board had recommended Baron Sainsbury of Turville, businessman, politician, great-grandson of the original Lord Sainsbury and an alumnus of King’s College, Cambridge, to succeed Prince Philip and become the “constitutional head of the University”.He accepted the nomination, saying he was “delighted” to be asked, and it was widely expected that he would run without competition to be named Chancellor at the beginning of July.However a week later, a grocery store owner, Mr Abdul Arain, announced plans to run against the former government minister in protest of a proposed Sainsbury’s opening on the road of his shop, Al-Amin. Comparing himself, as an “outsider”, to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, he told reporters, ‘The University of Cambridge has shown great leadership on many occasions. Today, once again, the university is called upon to be the vanguard of local communities. To this end I seek nomination for the office of the Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.”Less than two weeks later, he has received the required fifty nominations from Senate members, and has been named as an official candidate.One member of the public commenting on the story proclaimed, “More power to Mr Arain’s project! Al-Amin’s is a wonderful asset to Mill Road and Cambridge. Stop the chain supermarkets from taking over the ‘convenience shop’ market! Curb uniformity and encourage real diversity! Cambridge don’t let this happen in your town!”last_img read more

Hoboken says five bars have to close next weekend for bar…


first_img× HOBOKEN – The city of Hoboken’s Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board held their regular bi-weekly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22 to consider charges against 11 Hoboken liquor licensees. In the end, the board shut down five establishments for next March 3 and 4, during the privately-organized LepreCon bar crawls events.LepreCon is an annual bar crawl in which people from all over the state dress in green and go bar-hopping throughout the day.The crawls usually occur on the first Saturday of March, a day when the city used to hold the St. Patrick’s Day Parade each year. The parade was canceled in 2012 because of accompanying rowdiness in bars and private house parties. Mayor Dawn Zimmer wanted to move it to a weekday, but the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee refused.In its absence, bar owners participated in a privately run bar crawl each year. But new Mayor Ravi Bhalla has pledged to clamp down on holiday bar crawls in the mile-square city.Last year there were 220 officers on patrol and roughly 20,000 people who participated. Hoboken Chief of Police Ken Ferrante estimated at the time the maximum cost to taxpayers to keep the revelry under control at $98,000 in overtime for Hoboken officers and $26,000 for outside law enforcement.According to the city, five local bars will be closed next Saturday, March 3.One is under a 30-day suspension, another under a 20-day suspension, and a third under a 24-day suspension. A bar on First Street is under a two-day suspension from March 3 to March 4. A Washington Street bar will be closed on March 3 and was ordered closed again on May 21 for a 30-day suspension. After the 30-day suspension, it will permanently close pending the transfer or sale of the license to new ownership.The issue was being hotly debated on Twitter on Friday afternoon after the news came out. Some Hoboken residents were grateful for the move, some said they understand the bars’ place in town (and believe the businesses help keep property taxes down), while others were livid at what seemed like a punishment of some bars for the behavior of others. In past articles in the Hoboken Reporter (hudsonreporter.com), bar owners have said that revenues from this weekend help keep them afloat, especially when things slow down close to summer.Officials said it was problem bars that were penalized, pointing to reports of their violations.According to the city, six other establishments agreed to settlements, but received lesser penalties. “This represents a major accomplishment in fulfilling my commitment on Inauguration Day to address this public safety nuisance,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla in a press release from the city. “The vast majority of bar owners are responsible license holders, but a very small number of establishments have failed to adequately control their patrons and the activities within their premises, leading to severe public safety issues. The discipline agreed to by the owners is appropriate and I hope will lead to an understanding that public safety is a top priority and that the ABC board will not hesitate to enforce the liquor license regulations.”Additionally, the State of New Jersey Attorney General’s Division of Alcohol Beverage Control has agreed to send 12 to 14 state ABC detectives to Hoboken on March 3.Along with Hoboken Police ABC detectives, they will be monitoring establishments to ensure compliance with all ABC regulations, including not admitting underage guests, not overserving patrons, not exceeding capacity, and other health and security regulations.“I am extremely thankful to New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and its ABC Division Director David P. Rible for his partnership in protecting the public safety and quality of life of our community,” added Bhalla.last_img read more