Concern raised as cross border workers lose out on tax benefits

first_imgConcern has been sparked following revelations that workers from Donegal are losing tax benefits in Northern Ireland following changes introduced by the British government.Sinn Fein Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, who has written to both the British and Irish governments, outlined his concern on Monday.He said: “Over recent weeks, I have learned that with the introduction of the Universal Credit system by the British government, workers are now being asked to provide a postcode of residence within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom to avail of tax credits. “Of course, workers from Donegal can’t provide such information and have found themselves being denied these vital financial supports.“I have made representations to the Minister for Social Protection and Employment Affairs, Regina Doherty asking that the Irish government seek an urgent resolution to this problem and my Sinn Féin colleagues Karen Mullan, MLA and Alex Maskey MLA have made similar representations to the British government.“Workers from Donegal working in the six counties or in the North of Ireland are denied access to supports like Family Income Supplement in the 26 counties because they are working in another tax jurisdiction,” he added.“This is bad enough but to also deny them tax benefits like any other worker in that jurisdiction is just plain discrimination and it has to be resolved and stopped as soon possible.” Concern raised as cross border workers lose out on tax benefits was last modified: July 29th, 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

49ers report card: ‘A’ for an amazing comeback over Cardinals

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (9-1) rallied for a 36-26 win over the Arizona Cardinals (3-7-1) on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium:PASS OFFENSE: A-SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 17: San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws under pressure against Arizona Cardinals’ Cassius Marsh Sr. (54) in the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (Nhat V. … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Will it Become Unlawful to Think Critically?

first_imgThe legality of disclaimers in biology textbooks will be decided by a U.S. District Court in Atlanta, Georgia.  A judge will hear the case Nov. 8 about stickers the Cobb County school board put in the books that say, “This textbook contains material on evolution.  Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things.  This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered.”    Lawyers who sued the school board over these stickers claim that the statement “restricts the teaching of evolution, promotes and requires the teaching of creationism and discriminates against particular religions.”The claim that the sticker restricts the teaching of evolution, requires the teaching of creationism or discriminates against particular religions should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered, unless the courts make it against the law to do so, at which time all students must assimilate into the Charlie Borg.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Photo library: Buildings and structures 1

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Civic Centre in Braamfontein is the headquarters of the Johannesburg City Council. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Civic Centre in Braamfontein is the headquarters of the Johannesburg City Council. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Civic Centre in Braamfontein is the headquarters of the Johannesburg City Council. Photo: Chris Kirchhof, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Civic Theatre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Constitutional Court in the Constitution Hill precinct, Hillbrow. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Constitutional Court in the Constitution Hill precinct, Hillbrow. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Anstey’s Building on the corner of Bree and Joubert streets in the city centre is a classic example of Johannesburg’s Art Deco architecture. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Anstey’s Building on the corner of Bree and Joubert streets in the city centre is a classic example of Johannesburg’s Art Deco architecture. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Manners Mansions in the city centre is a classic example of Johannesburg’s Art Deco architecture. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 1: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

Boost for polio campaign in Angola

first_imgA child receives the polio vaccine inSenegal during the Joint Global PolioEradication Initiative.(Image: Irin Photo)MEDIA CONTACTS • Ben ParkerDirector, Irin News+254 733 860082Source: Irin NewsThe Angolan government is preparing to renew efforts to eradicate polio with support from global partners, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has made polio eradication its top priority.Angola succeeded in stamping out polio for three consecutive years at the beginning of the century, but a strain of the virus prevalent in India reappeared in 2005 and has since spread to the neighbouring countries of Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo.In 2010, 32 people in Angola contracted the highly infectious, non-curable disease, which can cause total paralysis in hours.“Polio eradication is a global goal; if we fail in one country, then the whole programme fails,” Jos Vandalaer, head of Unicef’s global immunisation effort, told Irin by telephone from Luanda.Angola’s health system, still recovering from years of war, only managed to fully vaccinate 35% of infants in 2009.According to Unicef, supplementary immunisation campaigns have been beset by a lack of manpower, technical capacity and planning, particularly in Luanda where most of the polio cases in recent years have been concentrated.Since the war, Luanda’s population has boomed, and many of the rural migrants live in cramped conditions with little access to safe water and sanitation. Such conditions are ideal for the spread of polio, which is transmitted through faecal-oral contact.During a January meeting with Anthony Lake, Unicef’s executive director, and Tachi Yamada, president of the Gates Foundation’s global health programme, Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos reaffirmed the government’s commitment to eradicating polio.The strategy consists of better surveillance of new polio cases, accelerated routine immunisation of children, better quality vaccination drives, and a campaign to promote household water treatment and hygiene.Final countdown Tim Peterson of the Gates Foundation, which has donated more than US$1-billion (R7.1-billion) globally to polio eradication and pledged funds for Angola’s national campaign, pointed out that the effort to rid the world of polio were “on the verge of success. There’s been a more than 99% reduction in cases since 1988,” he told Irin. “This is the final push and you don’t stop running a race a few hundred yards from the end.”Peterson added that investing in polio surveillance and immunisation programmes was a stepping stone towards the delivery of more vaccines and firmer action against other vaccine-preventable diseases.The Gates Foundation and other partners have agreed to support the Angolan government to improve its delivery of vaccination programmes, but Vandalaer said the success of the country’s polio campaign would depend on the leadership behind it.“It’s only the government that can provide this programme,” he said. “We’re just here to help fill the gaps.”last_img read more

10.5-second goal sets Spurs on way to win over Man United

first_imgSuns guard Isaiah Canaan breaks ankle in gruesome injury MOST READ “Unlucky is a different thing than ridiculous,” Mourinho said. “And after that Tottenham has the game in their hands.”It was a damaging defeat for Mourinho’s team, with Manchester City allowed to surge 15 points clear of its second-place neighbor by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0.United was second-best all night in front of a Premier League record 81,978 fans at English soccer’s national stadium, which is Tottenham’s temporary home while a new venue is being built at White Hart Lane.Tottenham set the tone with its explosive start, producing the third fastest goal since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.After the kickoff, Jan Vertonghen’s high, long pass from inside his own half reached Harry Kane who headed to Dele Alli and the midfielder flicked the ball across for Eriksen to finish.ADVERTISEMENT “We prepare that situation,” Pochettino said, “… and give the signal to the opposition that we want to play in the opposition half and dominate the game and put pressure on them.”United should have been more alert, based on its preparations.“After kickoff is ridiculous, especially ridiculous because the players they watched it before, we analyze opponents,” Mourinho said. “The players knew the long ball, they knew Harry Kane normally he is already inside, before the kickoff, he is already inside the opponent. We knew everything and then we don’t press the ball.”Mourinho broke down United’s shortcomings in detail.“One mistake, we don’t clean the ball in the air,” he said. “Second mistake, we don’t win the second ball on the ground. Third mistake, we don’t cover the fullback inside when Eriksen comes. Four mistakes.”It was timed at only 0.1 seconds slower than Alan Shearer’s 10.4-second goal in 2003 for Newcastle against Manchester City. Tottenham does hold the record, with Ledley King netting after 9.9 seconds at Bradford in 2000.“One of the criticisms of ourselves over the last couple of weeks was our slow starts, it was something we wanted to improve on and we definitely did today,” Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier said. “We were in control of the game from beginning to end, we came out and pressed them and didn’t give them any time. They suffered under it.”For a Tottenham side that couldn’t even beat fourth-tier Newport in the FA Cup on Saturday — drawing 1-1 — beating United so convincingly reasserted its top-four credentials.Tottenham is two points outside the Champions League places in fifth, and heads to third-place Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool felt the full force of Tottenham’s formidable counterattacking potency in October when Juergen Klopp’s side lost 4-1 at Wembley but inconsistency has proved costly.“You can win a game if you’re ready to fight,” Pochettino said, reflecting on a third successive home win over United. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was rarely troubled by one of the league’s most-expensively assembled teams, with only one save of significance required to block a shot from Romelu Lukaku.With the title appearing unattainable, United will have to settle with locking down second place for the team’s highest-place finish since Alex Ferguson won a record-extending English title in 2013 before retiring.“The distance to the leader was already considerable, even before this match,” Mourinho said. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “It feels a bit weird to score from your first touch,” Eriksen said after Tottenham’s 2-0 victory.Jose Mourinho watched aghast. “Ridiculous,” was the United manager’s assessment after his conceded for the first time since Dec. 26.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut not quite as hard to fathom as the second goal.On a night when Mourinho’s side was outrun and new recruit Alexis Sanchez struggled to make an impact, United’s pitiful performance was summed up by the own-goal that sealed Tottenham’s win. Phil Jones inadvertently turned Kieran Trippier’s cross into his own net in the 28th minute when the United defender was under no immediate pressure. AFP official booed out of forum View comments Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, center with back to camera, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)ONDON — Watched by the Premier League’s biggest-ever crowd, Tottenham scored one of the competition’s fastest goals.Manchester United hadn’t even had a chance to touch the ball when Christian Eriksen put the ball in the net after 10.5 seconds at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more