Welcome news, or added burden?

first_img Comments are closed. HRprofessionals gave a mixed reaction to the family-friendly measures outlined inthe Budget. JohnPhilpott, chief economist of the CIPD, welcomed the extension to maternityleave to 26 weeks and the increase to maternity pay to £100 per week in 2003. Hesaid, “These provisions are a welcome move in the light of consistentevidence that family-friendly policies and flexible working practices benefitboth employers and employees.”Manyfeel, however, that the Chancellor’s measures have increased the burden onbusinesses. KatyaKlasson, head of employee resourcing at the CBI, warned that the costs ofproviding cover for extended maternity leave could be significant. MikeTaylor, group divisional HR director for engineering company Lorne Stewart,agreed. “Just how much more cost will Gordon Brown put on industry? “Thereare such low margins and it is so competitive that this is just another turn ofthe screw,”  he said.Othersquestioned the timing of the measures. David Yeandle, director of employmentpolicy for the EEF, said, “It’s disappointing that politicians made uptheir minds about maternity and paternity pay before the end of theconsultation period for the Green Paper (7 March).”Yeandleis also concerned that mothers returning to work after 26 weeks would requireadditional retraining.TheChancellor’s measures to allocate a £135m fund for the recruitment offront-line staff in the NHS, including 10,000 nurses, were betterreceived.  JohnAdsett, secretary for the Association of Healthcare Human Resources Managers,said, “This is good news for the NHS if the figures add up. “Myonly caveat would be whether the people are out there to recruit.”It’salways pleasing to get more money, but if you were cynical you could say thisis a short-term fix before the general election.”BUDGETAT A GLANCEIncometax £1bn income tax cut for 25 million workers by extending the 10p incometax band to first £1,880 of taxable incomeEducationExtra £1bn over the next three years; £200m to help to recruit and retainteachersBusinessExtension of tax breaks on share options; simplified VAT for small firms;long-term capital gains tax rate cut to 10 per centMotoringFreeze on all road fuel and other duties, with a 2p reduction in unleadedpetrol. Duty on road fuel gases will be frozen until 2004ByKaren Higginbottom Previous Article Next Article Welcome news, or added burden?On 13 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

BOUNCE BACK: More properties are now ‘under offer’ than exchanging or completing

first_imgHousing market data published this morning reveals that the number of homes under offer has overtaken those at exchange or moving to completion for the first time since the Coronavirus crisis struck.Covering the past seven days, the data points to a normality – of a sort – returning to the property market as fresh offers and stock floods into the front end of the market.Gathered by property technology company Coadjute for its Property Market Insights report from data provided by the industry’s leading software companies, it shows a week-on-week 111% increasing in viewings, 58% increase in those registering for updates and an extraordinary 67% increase in properties being registered for sale.At the back end of the market, there was a 41% increase in exchanges and 34% increase in completions.This surge in activity is also seen in the conveyancing data with a rise in the number of cases listed and the number of quotes provided doubling over the last week.Coadjute believes that its data clearly shows the industry is adapting with continuing signs of recovering in all aspects of the buying and selling process, but notes that most of the totals remain below market norms.Dan Salmons, CEO at Coadjute (left) says “This report shows how rapidly the housing market is now returning.“In a week when the government called for the use of digital tools in the property market to get the economy going, we applaud how rapidly estate agents and other parties are adopting new digital approaches to make this possible.“Our mission at Coadjute is to help the property market transform digitally, and we welcome the housing minister’s encouragement to use blockchain technologies to accelerate the process.”dan salmons coadjute housing market proptech May 29, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » BOUNCE BACK: More properties are now ‘under offer’ than exchanging or completing previous nextHousing MarketBOUNCE BACK: More properties are now ‘under offer’ than exchanging or completingData from proptech firm Coadjute shows first signs of rising activity in the viewings, property listings and ‘under offer’ parts of the market.Nigel Lewis29th May 202001,040 Viewslast_img read more

On this day in history: Japanese submarine sunk

Back to overview,Home naval-today On this day in history: Japanese submarine sunk in Australian waters On this day in history: Japanese submarine sunk in Australian waters Authorities View post tag: Royal Australian Navy January 20, 2016 On this day in history, January 20, 1942, the Bathurst class corvette, HMAS Deloraine led by Lieutenant Commander DA Menlove (Royal Australian Naval Reserve) attacked and sunk the Japanese submarine I-124 north of Darwin, Australia.Another two of the overall sixty Australian minesweepers, commonly known as corvettes, HMA Ships Katoomba and Lithgow, assisted HMAS Deloraine in her undertaking.I-124 was the first enemy submarine sunk in Australian waters and one of just four minelaying submarines in the Japanese Navy. Lieutenant Commander Menlove was awarded the Australian Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his part in the action.The corvettes were built during World War II in Australian shipyards as part of the Commonwealth Government’s wartime shipbuilding programme. Twenty were built on Admiralty order but manned and commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy. Thirty-six (including Deloraine) were built for the Royal Australian Navy and four for the Royal Indian Navy.Source: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Deloraine Share this article read more

News story: THINK! Campaign urges young men to stop their friends drink-driving

first_img Drink-driving wrecks lives and we would encourage every driver to consider whether they really want to take the risk of mixing alcohol with being behind the wheel this Christmas. Regrettably, we have seen the number of people who admit to having driven while over the limit increase by 50% in the past 12 months from 8% to 12% so we welcome this hard-hitting campaign. It delivers a strong message that drink-driving is not acceptable, and also encourages people to speak up if they see their friends doing it. Drink driving needlessly puts human lives at risk. Our hard-hitting THINK! campaigns have already shown a positive impact on road users, encouraging safer behaviour so as to reduce the number of people killed and injured. This festive season, the simple message is that friends need to step in and stop their friends from getting behind the wheel after drinking. A recent RAC survey showed more than two thirds of people would urge their friend not to drive if they thought they were over the limit. This THINK! campaign provides simple solutions to encourage 18 to 24 year-old men to step in if they see their friend trying to drive home after drinking any alcohol.The films will be broadcast online and on social media during the Christmas and the party season as well as at football grounds, on Spotify and in pubs.RAC road safety spokesperson Pete Williams said: Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Roads Policing, Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: Switchboard 0300 330 3000 Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 The Department for Transport has also today announced the winners of stage 1 of the competition for new mobile breathalysers, in conjunction with the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS).These breathalysers will enable police officers to test drivers instantly at the road side, saving police time as well as getting drink drivers off the roads immediately as they won’t have time to sober up on their way to police station.The winners are Lion Laboratories and Intoximeters: companies that produce instruments to test alcohol on the breath. Their designs will now go be submitted for Home Office testing, with a view to being ready for 2020.In addition stage 2 of the competition will now be open for bids from manufacturers who are able to provide devices for police forces for trials. Don’t let your mates drink and drive – that’s the message for young men in this year’s Christmas THINK! campaign, which launches today (Friday, 14 December 2018).Three new films are being released, based on the award-winning #matesmatter campaign, which last year had the biggest shift in over a decade in young people’s attitudes towards drink driving.One of the films sees friends in a pub intervene when a man picks up his car keys after he has been drinking, kicking the keys around the venue before they’re taken away by the landlady, who calls for a taxi. Another shows a couple kissing, ignoring everything around them until a man picks up his car keys and goes to leave. The couple break the embrace and the boyfriend kisses the man as the girlfriend takes the keys, and says “Someone’s getting the bus home.”Christmas drink drive video: time to tackleRoad Safety Minister Jesse Norman said: Driving under the influence of drink or drugs is an incredibly dangerous and selfish decision to take, and it can have devastating consequences on people’s lives. Far too many people still attempt to drive under the influence and we are better prepared to catch them than ever before. We will ensure that they face the full penalty of law. Our message is the same all year round: do not do it. Roads media enquirieslast_img read more

Premier proposes Scottish flour mill closure

first_imgPremier Foods has announced today that it is proposing to shut down a flour mill based in Dunaskin, Glasgow by the end of March.The food business said the proposal has come following a review of its “milling capacity needs” as a result of reduced milling volumes, forming a broader strategy to “strengthen the milling business and build value in the company’s bread division”.As a result of the move, consultations with the 15 employees affected by the proposal will take place in the next couple of days and Premier has said it hopes to be able to redeploy the majority of employees affected by this announcement to alternative roles within its other operations in the Glasgow area.Bob Spooner, managing director of bread and group supply chain director, said: “We recognise the impact our proposal will have on our employees. However, given excess capacity in our milling network, it’s important we take the necessary steps to build a more sustainable milling business in the future.”Premier Foods said the Glasgow mill is one of the company’s smallest, supplying flour to its Hovis bakery based in Duke StreetThe news comes on the same day that Premier Foods has said it is to cut its UK wheat usage within its Hovis brand by a third, and two months after it announced that it was shutting down two of its bakeries in Birmingham and Greenford, resulting in 900 job losses.last_img read more

Finding Freedom in Nature

first_imgIf he hadn’t started climbing, veteran Stacy Bare doubts he’d be alive today.As a captain in the U.S. Army, Bare spent a year in Iraq working to rebuild cities, a mild description that doesn’t adequately convey the raw realities of war he endured. During his service, he witnessed an Iraqi man being cut in half by gunfire, and he fought to stop the bleeding of a soldier whose legs had been blown off. While working to re-establish peace, he lost battle buddies in combat who left behind families and kids. General David Petraeus recognized Bare for excellence in working with local Iraqis in part to decrease violence as they collaborated to create communities, but upon his return home in 2007, Bare found himself consumed with bitterness toward an oblivious American public that couldn’t grasp the cost of freedom.An unfortunate consequence of war is the fallout that happens at home once members of the military are released from their service and return to civilian life. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has conducted studies on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it found the risk of suicide was up to 61 percent higher among recent veterans than the general U.S. population.However, there is hope, and it can be found in nature. In “Stacy’s Story,” a short film produced by The North Face, Bare describes his post-service battles with alcohol, cocaine, and suicidal thoughts that seemed to offer the only ways to move past the traumas he witnessed in Iraq. While struggling to work things out, he called a friend who served with him in Baghdad, who invited him out climbing. The experience transformed Bare’s life.“I went on the first Flatiron [in Boulder, Colorado], and I didn’t think about feeling guilty because I hadn’t seen enough to feel the way I was. I didn’t feel like I had to be anything other than just a scared first-time climber,” he remembers. “Then we get to the top, and all that trauma and all the years of trying to suppress it came flooding back through the Flatiron, up into my toes and into my hands, and I’m just shaking. All the fear and all the anger and all the confusion and all the not feeling like I fit in, and all the suicidal thoughts and everything else like that, it all came rushing up through the rock, and I get down to the bottom and I collapse, and just relief floods through me. As we’re walking down, I realize: If it’s this good for me, how good can it be for others?”kamiswingle_projecthealingwaters-_FIXToday, several organizations offer wilderness programs specifically for veterans struggling to transition to life beyond the military. After Bare’s epiphany in the Flatiron, he and former Army Ranger Nick Watson founded Veterans Expeditions, a nonprofit organization that uses outdoor experiences to empower veterans to overcome challenges associated with military service and train for outdoor employment opportunities.In 2011, Bare moved on to the Sierra Club, where he worked as a military and veterans affairs coordinator before taking on his current role as director of Sierra Club Outdoors. Among other programs, he now oversees the Sierra Club’s Military Outdoors program, which offers a variety of free or low-cost adventure experiences for veterans ranging from backpacking and fly fishing trips in West Virginia to raft guide training trips in Colorado to Wilderness First Aid courses in Western North Carolina.Additionally, programs like Outward Bound, Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, Summit for Soldiers, the Heroes Project, and Wounded Warrior Ascents offer multi-day outdoor adventure trips that aim to help veterans realize their potential outside the military and provide a safe space where they can work out their difficulties with others who get it.Navy veteran Justin Haug certainly understands these challenges. Haug shipped out to boot camp straight from high school and completed four overseas deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, with one spent working at a Joint Forces Command in the Horn of Africa. There, he witnessed babies being left on the side of the road outside the military compound and people he came to care about struggling for the very basics of survival. Haug spent a lot of time there volunteering in orphanages and teaching English to teenagers, and when his time was up, he felt like he had abandoned people who had become family.“I allowed it all to fester,” remembers Haug, who went through a period of alcoholism, philandering, and regular fights as he struggled to escape his demons. A friend he served with recognized his unhealthy mental state and invited him to California while they both had leave, and Haug suggested they visit Yosemite National Park. On a trail there, he found himself so overwhelmed by the beauty of the surrounding nature that he committed the rest of his life to helping others find similar experiences.“For the first time in my life, I felt free,” he recalls. “I just remember walking up a trail, and my mind was open and heart was open, and I felt connected to something larger in the universe. At the time, I didn’t even believe in any spiritual anything, but I felt connected to something larger, free and open, free of the negativity.”Reenergized and focused on a new goal, Haug completed his service in July 2010 and began working on his bachelor’s degree in recreation, park, and tourism management at Penn State University the following month. During the summers of his college years, he worked as a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service with a group of all veterans and then as a seasonal interpretive park ranger at Grand Teton National Park’s Jenny Lake Visitor Center. In spring 2013, he joined a veterans’ Outward Bound whitewater rafting trip down the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers in Canyonlands National Park.“Everyone on the trip was struggling,” Haug says. “Some people had seen a battle buddy get blown up, that kind of thing. We could get together and support each other and let the other veterans know what baggage and garbage we were hanging onto.” The experience only solidified his commitment to sharing the outdoors with others. That fall, he began a master’s degree in recreation, park and tourism sciences at Texas A&M University, which he completed this May, and he just returned to Grand Teton National Park for his fourth summer as an interpretive park ranger at Jenny Lake Visitors’ Center. He’s set his sights on a long career with the National Park Service, hoping to help as many people as possible find the benefits of nature.In addition to his work with the Sierra Club, Bare is also working to climb or ski in every country where he served in the military as part of a personal project called “Make Adventure, Not War.” He and his wife, Makenzie, also welcomed their first child in January, a dream Bare never would have considered possible when he first fought to push up from rock bottom. Appropriately, they named her Wilder.“Climbing saved my life, and skiing sustains it,” Bare says. “There’s something deeply universal about time in the outdoors. Specific to individuals, veterans or not, who have suffered trauma, I think it’s recognizing beauty, feeling awe that is all so powerful, getting out of your own head and focusing in on the now, realizing there’s so much of the world to live for and amazing things can be in front of you, and [for veterans] beginning to feel and experience the physical country you fought to defend.”[divider]Outdoor Opportunities for Veterans[/divider]The following groups offer outdoor recreation programs specifically geared toward current and former members of the military.Sierra Club Military Outdoorssierraclub.org/outings/militaryOver the past decade, the Sierra Club’s Military Outdoors program has helped equip more than 50,000 service members, veterans, and their families with the skills and confidence to enjoy the outdoors. It also works to provide veterans with marketable job skills they can use in the outdoor industry, with three raft guide training trips in North Carolina and Utah this spring.Veterans Expeditionsvetexpeditions.comThis veteran-led nonprofit runs multiple trips each month to empower veterans to overcome challenges associated with military service through outdoor training and leadership. For the second half of 2016, trips include mountaineering, climbing, and mountain biking.Outward Bound for Veteransoutwardbound.org/[email protected] Outward Bound for Veterans program seeks to help returning service members readjust to civilian life via teamwork- and challenge-focused wilderness programs. Veteran courses often range a week or more at no cost and include sea kayaking, rafting, canoeing, backpacking, and climbing.Combat Wounded Veteran Challengecombatwounded.orgThis organization pairs rehabilitation with research and data collection to help current and future wounded veterans learn to cope with the loss of limbs, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injuries through adventure challenges around the world. Challenges for 2016 and beyond include mountaineering, SCUBA diving, and equestrian rides in environments ranging from the Amazon rainforest to Antarctic peaks.Wounded Warrior Projectwoundedwarriorproject.org/programsWWP’s Soldier Ride program is a four-day experience that introduces veterans to the sport of cycling and uses a 25- or 50-mile bike ride to empower veterans and help them make connections with other injured service members.Trout Unlimited Veterans Service Partnershiptu.org/conservation/outreach-educationTrout Unlimited’s Veterans Service Partnership works to bring the healing power of the water to veterans interested in learning the sport of angling. With over 400 chapters and 150,000 members nationwide, this grassroots effort helps TU volunteers serve as teachers and guides on a veteran’s first exposure to fishing.Summit for [email protected] Summit for Soldiers specifically aims to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress following military service and reduce the number of military and veteran suicides through mentorship and the therapeutic benefits of adventure and outdoor activities. Currently the organizers are working to bring a flag bearing the name of their brothers and sisters who lost their fight to the top of the highest summit on each continent.Heroes Projecttheheroesproject.orgA main mission of the Heroes Project is to put injured veterans on some of the highest summits in the world to prove that war-related injuries don’t mean the end of ability and provide inspiration and encouragement to veterans with all levels of injuries.Wounded Warrior Ascentswoundedwarriorascents.orgWWA seeks to raise awareness of the sacrifices America’s severely injured service members and their families make in defense of our freedom and connects injured veterans with resources that can help them recover. The organization offers adaptive mountaineering programs and endurance sports opportunities to disabled veterans on peaks including Denali and Aconcagua.Project Healing Watersprojecthealingwaters.orgProject Healing Waters helps veterans recover physically and emotionally through fly fishing. Events, tournaments, and festivals bring participants together for support and camaraderie.last_img read more

Students in Maluku help each other cross dangerous river to get to school

first_imgWhile online learning is expected to become the new norm in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, students in East Seram regency in Maluku are still struggling to access offline education.On Friday, a video showing four female students crossing a flooded river delta on their way to school in Werinama district went viral, triggered an outpouring of sympathy. Saat Musim Timur tiba, gelombang tinggi, curah hujan tak habis2 tiap hari. Sungai2 meluap, yg dipikir pertama adalah bgimana bisa ke pulang pergi sekolah. Jangan tanya online dulu. Berat, biar org pusat aja yg mikir. 😅 pic.twitter.com/PxyRuKrc3b— H (@almascatie) July 17, 2020In the video, one student wearing a school uniform starts to cross the river and after putting her down on the other side, goes back to help her friends. Another student slips and falls and is almost swept away by the strong current but manages to stand up and make it to the other side of the river. Despite the real danger, the girls seemed calm and unafraid and could even be heard laughing during the 53-second crossing.Read also: Addressing the new normal for schools in rural areasLissa Tanamal, the one who posted the original video on Facebook, said the students had to wait for three hours for the current to slow down and the river was safe enough for them to cross.“After three hours of waiting, we finally made it! These kids are braver than me. Keep up your spirits, my dears,” Lissa wrote in the caption.Oh. Dan untuk lewati sungai, harus tunggu tiga jam dulu. Biar sungai surut dikit dan bisa lewat. 😉 pic.twitter.com/xUIZhNCfmI— H (@almascatie) July 17, 2020 The students are eighth-graders at East Seram 16 junior high School in Batuasa village, which is located 3 kilometers from their homes in Tobo village.East Seram 16 teacher Werto Wailisahalong explained that students from Tobo village had to walk along the coast and cross the Uli river every day because there was no road access between villages.“They walk as far as 3 km before crossing the river,” Werto said on Friday as quoted by kompas.com.Werto said the school had resumed classroom activities on July 13, at about the same time the rainy season began in a number of areas in East Seram and caused the river to flood.Read also: Teachers go extra mile to teach students as schools remain closedCrossing the river delta, where the river meets the ocean, is considered a safer option than crossing the upper course of the river where water flows faster. According to the National Geographic Encyclopedia, a river moves more slowly as it nears its mouth.Meanwhile, East Seram Education and Culture Agency agency Sidik Rumaloak said there was not much he could do regarding the matter as infrastructure development was not part of his purview.“However, we will request [road construction in the area] to solve the problem,” he said. Topics :last_img read more

Aaron Ramsey makes telling admission over final period of his Arsenal career

first_imgAaron Ramsey left Arsenal last summer after 11 years in north London (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey confessed his move to Juventus was partly motivated by his desperation to escape the comfort zone he found himself in after 11 years in north London. Following the departure of Arsene Wenger, Ramsey became embroiled in a protracted contract saga. The Wales international was on the brink of signing a new deal before the club reneged on their offer and he was reduced to a bit-part role under Unai Emery.With Arsenal’s 2018/19 season unravelling, Ramsey was brought back into the fold and his return coincided with an upturn in fortuntes. But by the time he suffered a season-ending injury against Napoli in a Europa League quarter final second leg tie, his mind was made up and had his heart set on a move to Juventus.AdvertisementAdvertisementAdjusting to a new league and new surroundings has been a challenge for the 29-year-old, but the scorer of two FA Cup final winning goals for Arsenal remains adamant he made the right decision.ADVERTISEMENTHe told Foot Truck: ‘Juventus is a massive club, one of the top teams around in the world so when they come calling for you it’s hard for you to turn them down. Aaron Ramsey makes telling admission over final period of his Arsenal career Aaron Ramsey is now part of a star studded Juventus side which includes Cristiano Ronaldo (Picture: Getty)‘I was in a position where I was at a club for a very long time and I fancied a change to get out of my comfort zone to learn a new language, hopefully very slowly.‘Again to test myself in a different league and all the cup competitions we’re still in. ‘We’re a top team and hopefully we can go far in many things and win many trophies and titles here.’MORE: RB Leipzig chief hints at summer exit for Arsenal and Man Utd target Dayot UpamecanoMORE: Martin Keown says Ruud van Nistelrooy was ‘petrified’ after the Arsenal defender apologised to the Manchester United striker Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 May 2020 10:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Poland’s second-pillar pensions overhaul ‘classic’ form of expropriation – Attorney General

first_imgThe list of Polish state institutions criticising the government’s proposed second-pillar pensions overhaul gets longer by the day.The Attorney General’s Office has described the plan to transfer all sovereign, state guaranteed and central bank assets from the pension funds (OFEs) to the Polish Social Insurance Institution ZUS as a “classic expropriation” and unconstitutional.The Office, while representing the State Treasury’s legal interests, is an independent body.It believes the OFEs, as legal persons, are the owners of the accumulated contributions, with that ownership guaranteed by the Polish Constitution. To date, the pensions industry has claimed the monies belong to the members, while the government insists they are state property.The Office also highlighted an inconsistency in the non-governmental securities the funds would be allowed to buy.These include bonds issued by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), which channels most of the EU funding granted to Poland and finances large infrastructure projects.The OFEs have in the past been the biggest purchasers of BGK road bonds.As the Office points out, BGK is a state-owned bank and thus part of the Polish Treasury.The Polish Statistics Office (GUS) has noted that, under new Eurostat accounting methodology (ESA 2010), which comes into effect in on 1 September 2014, the state bond transfer would not affect the ratios of government deficit and public debt to GDP.This undermines the Finance Ministry’s argument that the main purpose of the reform is to improve public finances.The Justice Ministry has warned that the timetable envisaged in the draft bill between the publication of the law and its enactment is too short, while both the central bank and the Insurance Ombudsman have concerns about the impact of a ban on state bond investment on future pension returns.The prime minister’s Chancellery has questioned why the penalties envisaged under the proposed OFE advertising ban – a fine of PLN1m (€234,000) and up to two years’ imprisonment – are so much more punitive than those imposed on other banned advertisements, notably tobacco.Given the proposed ban, the Polish Chamber of Pension Funds and Konfederacja Lewiatan, the Polish private sector employers’ confederation, plan their joint mass media campaign between November and mid-December.They have some ground to make up.According to a recent study by the Kronenberg Foundation and Citi Handlowy bank, only 13% want the OFEs to continue investing part of their social security contributions, while 51% want to hand the full amount to ZUS.last_img read more

Stage 3 of the Quinns Beach Project About to Begin

first_imgThe City of Wanneroo, WA, has presented plans for the Stage 3 of the Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Management project.As reported, the Stage 3 coastal management works are scheduled to commence from 14 October 2019 with some mobilization works to occur on 11 October 2019.The Stage 3 works include upgrades and extension of Groyne 3 (located at the southern extent of the Quinns Dog Beach) and beach re-nourishment.The area adjacent to the groyne construction works will be managed with temporary fencing and signage as required, the city officials announced.They also added that all major works relating to groyne construction and beach re-nourishment are expected to be completed by Christmas, subject to suitable weather conditions.Overall, the Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Management project includes:Stage 1 (2017/18) – Groyne 4, Beach Access Ramp and Beach Re-nourishment;Stage 2 (2018/19) – Extension of Groyne 2 and Beach Re-nourishment; andStage 3 (2019/20) – Extension of Groyne 3 and Beach Re-nourishment.last_img read more