04Sep/21

UK time bomb as population grows older

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times TWICE as many “very old people” (aged 85 and over) are living in Britain compared to 25 years ago, government figures revealed yesterday.And there are now more pensioners than children (under 16), as population ageing takes it toll. Since 1984 the proportion of British people under 16 fell by two per cent, and the proportion over 65 increased by one per cent, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Last month the government’s Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) warned: “if left unaddressed, upward pressure on spending from the ageing of the population might well put public sector net debt on an unsustainable upward trajectory.”According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the effect of population ageing on the UK is seven times greater than the harm inflicted by the economic crisis.“Pressures from ageing need to be addressed by reforming pension and health entitlements,” the IMF said. “Postponing required reforms would likely result in larger and more painful adjustment in later years.”The proportion of working age people slightly increased since 1984, the ONS reported. But Patrick Nolan of the think tank Reform warned it will fall in the future. “We’re going to have a decreasing proportion of people to fund services like health, pensions, and elderly care,” he said. “Young people have to pay for their own pensions while also funding pensions and care for today’s elderly, through taxes.”Countries like Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Chile are reforming public services with mechanisms for people to save for their own retirement costs, said Nolan.However, the situation is worse in countries with lower fertility rates than the UK, the ONS reported. Italy and German have the most aged populations in Europe, it said, while Japan has the most elderly population in the world.The data also showed that one in ten people in the UK were born abroad, a lower rate than observed in most of the other surveyed countries. Switzerland and Ireland were among the countries with a higher proportion of foreign born residents. whatsapp Share Thursday 9 December 2010 7:43 pm center_img UK time bomb as population grows older More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

12Jun/21

Concern about harsh crackdown following Xinjiang rioting

first_img Follow the news on China News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is very worried by yesterday’s arrest in Beijing of Ilham Tohti, editor of the Uyghur Online blog (www.uighurbiz.cn) and economics professor at Beijing’s Central Nationalities University, who had been relaying information about the rioting in Urumqi, the capital of the far-western province Xinjiang, since 26 June.“The crackdown is not limited to Xinjiang,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities have arrested an independent writer who was just posting reports on his blog. We think his arrest is a direct result of the role he played in informing the Uyghur community in China and abroad. We call for his release, which could help to stop the violence.”This is the third time this year that Tohti’s blog has been blocked. The authorities pressured him to stop posting articles in March and June. On 12 March, for example, he posted this note: “I hope my readers will forgive me but I must remain silent for a while. I have to face a lot of threats and harassment. But whatever happens, I urge my friends to continue our struggle.” Tohti wrote on Uyghur Online about relations between Han Chinese and Uyghurs, the largest ethnic group in Xinjiang. The Bureau of Public Security said last month that “under the laws in force in China, certain subjects of conversation cannot be tolerated.”After the rioting on 5 July, Xinjiang’s authorities referred on national television to the Uyghur Online and Diyarim.com websites as channels for organising the protests. Access to more than 50 Internet forums and discussion platforms, including Uyghur Online, has been blocked. Access has also been blocked to social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MSN messenger.Reporters Without Borders believes that this has been done with the deliberate aim of preventing Uyghur activism and the publication of news and information offering an alternative to the government’s propaganda.The Chinese authorities have cut Internet access in certain parts of Urumqi since 5 July. Foreign and Chinese journalists have been allowed access to Xinjiang but international telephone communications are blocked both from fixed lines and mobiles.Reports about the Urumqi riots have also been taken down from Chinese social-networking websites such as Youku and Fanfou. No comments about the events in Urumqi can be found anywhere through the Chinese web portals Sina.com, Sohu.com and 163.com.center_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more News July 8, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about harsh crackdown following Xinjiang rioting March 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alertslast_img read more

12Jun/21

Reporter missing for past 10 days in Maldives

first_img RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla, a reporter who disappeared ten days ago, and urges the Maldives authorities to deploy whatever resources are necessary to find him. Rilwan, 28, has worked for the independent online newspaper Minivan News since December 2013, mainly covering religious issues, politics and the environment. He is also a former member of the Human Rights Commission of Maldives.On 4 August, four days before he went missing, he wrote a story about a threatening SMS received by 15 journalists who cover organized crime. Minivan News says all the evidence points to his having been abducted.“We are extremely worried by Rilwan’s disappearance and urge the authorities to step up their efforts to find him as quickly as possible,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “There is every reason to be concerned about Rilwan, especially as gangs and religious extremists are very often responsible for threats to journalists. Ismail Hilath Rasheed, a freelance journalist known for his support for religious tolerance, only narrowly survived a murder attempt in June 2012.”Surveillance camera footage at a Malé ferry terminal shows Rilwan buying a ticket at around 12:45 a.m. on 8 August and going to the waiting area to take the ferry to the Malé suburb of Hulhumalé. According to Minivan News, witnesses saw a man meeting his description being kidnapped near his Hulhumalé apartment shortly thereafter. He has not been seen since then.A website and a hotline have been created to help efforts to locate Rilwan. Anyone with information about his disappearance or whereabouts should call the police hotline, +960 332 2111, or the Serious and Organized Crime Department at +960 991 1099.Maldives is ranked 108th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo: Minivan News News Follow the news on Maldives September 12, 2018 Find out more RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers News RSF_en Receive email alerts MaldivesAsia – Pacific Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist to go further News Help by sharing this information April 23, 2018 Find out more Organisation News MaldivesAsia – Pacific All the evidence indicates that Minivan News reporter Ahmed Rilwan was abducted in the early hours of 8 August August 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter missing for past 10 days in Maldives July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

12Jun/21

Hillary Clinton’s historic speech

first_img News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News Follow the news on United States Organisation center_img January 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s historic speech News Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday’s speech by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the future of the Internet. Speaking at the Newseum in Washington DC, she expressed clear support for online freedom of expression, identifying it as a priority of US foreign policy. While stressing the need for stronger law enforcement measures to counter hackers who target US interests, Clinton also urged American companies to take a “principled stand” against online censorship, calling on major industry players to convene in the coming months to discuss censorship and their responsibilities towards users. Discussing the current overall degradation of freedom of expression, Clinton told her audience that, as the “birthplace” of so many online technologies, the United States had a “responsibility” to protect the Internet as a tool for economic and social development and promoting democracy, as well as a place for the free exchange of ideas. “We stand for a single Internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas,” she added.Reporters Without Borders commends Clinton’s commitment to devote more resources towards the development of software to circumvent censorship and the support of Internet freedom initiatives. The press freedom organisation suggests that the several million dollars of aid that the US has already earmarked but not yet spent should be channeled to groups such as the Global Internet Freedom Consortium, which have enabled millions of Internet users in China, Iran and other countries to access blocked information and inform the rest of the world about important events in their own countries. Clinton herself paid tribute to the “brave citizen journalists in Iran (who) continue using technology to show the world and their fellow citizens what is happening in their country.” Reporters Without Borders welcomes the US government’s desire to meet next month with the leading Internet sector companies to tackle the issue of censorship and their responsibility towards Internet users. However, reactivating the Global Internet Task Force, a forum organised by the State Department and consisting of IT companies, investors and NGOs, will only be a positive development if the Obama administration is committed to giving the task force the means to obtain concrete results, rather than simply using it as a talking point as the previous administration did. Clinton also encouraged companies to “take a proactive role in challenging foreign governments’ demands for censorship and surveillance,” a stance that signals US government support for IT companies involved in disputes with repressive regimes. Reporters Without Borders urges Microsoft, Yahoo! and Cisco to stand up to the online censors and to form a common front against censorship in these countries.Likening online censorship to the Iron Curtain, Clinton warned that “a new information curtain is descending across much of the world” and did not hesitate to include such traditional US allies as Saudi Arabia and Egypt among the countries singled out for censoring the Internet and harassing bloggers and other Internet users.She also said it was essential to combat the use of the Internet as a tool for promoting hate, pedophilia, terrorist recruitment and the theft of intellectual property, but warned that “these challenges must not become an excuse for governments to systematically violate the rights and privacy of those who use the Internet for peaceful political purposes.”The US Secretary of State’s speech comes amid a high-profile dispute between China and Google, which announced on 12 January that it would no longer censor results for its Chinese search engine even if this meant it would have to pull out of the Chinese market. Google made its decision after the Google Mail accounts of dozens of dissidents and human rights activists were broken into by hackers. Clinton condemned the cyber-attacks against Google, which were similar to recent ones against other American companies. “Countries or individuals that engage in cyber-attacks should face consequences and international condemnation,” she said, adding that the United States was now looking to China to conduct a review of the attacks against Google and calling for “that investigation and its results to be transparent.”Reporters Without Borders calls on the FBI to pay particularly close attention to the cyber-attacks that have taken place against human rights activists who criticise the Chinese government and against online media that cover sensitive issues. In early September, there were major distributed denial-of-service attacks on Boxun.com, an independent Chinese news website based in the United States. The Chinese-language version of the Reporters Without Borders website was blocked for several days as a result of the attacks.The Chinese government reacted sharply to Clinton’s speech. Agence France-Presse quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying: “We firmly oppose such words and deeds, which go against the facts and are harmful to China-US relations.” He insisted that the Chinese Internet was open and that China was a country where Internet development was very active. He also said the Chinese constitution protected free expression and that Internet development was an established political reality for everyone.China has created the world’s most sophisticated system of online censorship and surveillence. While supporting the Internet’s development for business purposes, the Chinese government has imposed draconian controls on its political and historical content and has turned it into a tool for spreading its own propaganda. 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25May/21

Donegal retailers receive funding to strengthen online offering

first_img Pinterest Donegal retailers receive funding to strengthen online offering Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ By News Highland – July 3, 2020 Homepage BannerNews Previous articlePressure on new Minister to get Carndonagh courthouse reopenedNext articleAction plan launched for Ramelton News Highland Google+center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Funding has been given to retailers in Donegal to strengthen their online offering and enable them to reach a wider customer base.Successful applicants were approved for funding through the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme, which is administered by Enterprise Ireland.Under this Covid-19 competitive call, the successful applicants will receive funding ranging from €16,000 to €40,000 to strengthen their online offering.The successful companies in Donegal include: Cara Pharmacy Unlimited Company, Gibson Farm Services Limited, John McElhinney Unlimited Company, Inish Health (Muff) Limited, Malstal Limited, R.A. Kee & Sons Limited, Iscourt Limited and Eamon P. Tierney Limited.The average grant value is €35,500. Enterprise Ireland will be opening a 2nd Call under the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme in the coming weeks.Enterprise Ireland will open a 2nd Call under the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme in the coming weeks. Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

09May/21

Gyro-resonant electron acceleration at Jupiter

first_imgAccording to existing theory, electrons are accelerated up to ultra-relativistic energies(1) inside Jupiter’s magnetic field by betatron and Fermi processes as a result of radial diffusion towards the planet and conservation of the first two adiabatic invariants(2-4). Recently, it has been shown that gyro-resonant electron acceleration by whistler-mode waves(5,6) is a major, if not dominant(7), process for accelerating electrons inside the Earth’s outer radiation zone, and has redefined our concept for producing the Van Allen radiation belts(8). Here, we present a survey of data from the Galileo spacecraft at Jupiter, which shows that intense whistler-mode waves are observed outside the orbit of the moon Io and, using Fokker-Planck simulations, are strong enough to accelerate electrons to relativistic energies on timescales comparable to that for electron transport. Gyroresonant acceleration is most effective between 6 and 12 jovian radii (R-j) and provides the missing step in the production of intense synchrotron radiation from Jupiter(1,9).last_img read more

03May/21

The other Oxford

first_imgI work at St Hilda’s College library and a lot of what I do involves making sure that the library runs efficiently. That’s not just putting books on shelves and stamping them out. It’s also co-ordinating all the things that make it possible for the library to function, for example buying and ordering books, deciding library policy and trying to respond to people’s ideas, from carpeting and better lighting to buying books for subject areas. There is also a lot of administrative work. Our college has just built a new extension, and our staff have been involved in the planning and design right from the beginning. Apart from that, I’m also a fellow of the college, which means that I’m involved with a lot of College activities, including sitting in on Governing Body, while being dean of degrees means I go to the Sheldonian and present people for their degrees.I enjoy the library aspect most of all because it supports people in their academic work. I very much like to see people coming up for their three years. They change a lot over that time and it’s quite interesting to see how their styles and fashions change. You also see people in the libraries weeping over essays and revision, then you see them at the other end when you’re taking them up to get their degrees. It’s a slightly more personal relationship than perhaps with some of the University libraries, and when alumni come back they nearly always say they have fond memories of our library, which I find gratifying.I’ve always worked in Oxford. I started off at the Taylorian, and that was my first taste of how pleasant working in a library could be. But the fun thing about being a college librarian is that you’re very hands-on and get to meet the students. I don’t think I would like to be in a job where I was just an administrator behind the scenes and never saw anybody. You also have more autonomy than you probably would in the larger organisations, and you feel very much involved in what’s going on. I also enjoy being the dean of degrees, because it’s such a happy family occasion. You meet people’s parents, which is always interesting, and you can see why some people are the way they are. The most common question we get asked, besides “Where is this book?” is actually “Can you come and un-jam the photocopier or the printer for me?” I’ve seen many unusual things, but I think I’ll draw a veil over those! Someone started a fire in a wastepaper basket once, which was an exciting moment, but usually people leave all their interesting possessions outside. I think we see a very different side to the students, mostly the quiet side: people who fall asleep at their desks is as riotous as it gets.I think librarians often just fall into the career. Personally, I’m not a natural librarian: I spend half my life looking for things and I’m not calm. What I really enjoy is reading, and that’s something that you don’t have time for when you’re working. You see so many books that you would like to read because of your work, and yet you just don’t have the time to do that. everybody always says, “Oh you’re a librarian, you must read a lot of books,” and it makes me furious. If only that were true! There are some terrible stereotypes of librarians going around, and I hope we don’t conform to them too much here. For a librarian, I’m an incredibly noisy person; I don’t think I’ve ever said “Shush” to anyone in my life!work at St Hilda’s College library and a lot of what I do involves making sure that the library runs efficiently. That’s not just putting books on shelves and stamping them out. It’s also co-ordinating all the things that make it possible for the library to function, for example buying and ordering books, deciding library policy and trying to respond to people’s ideas, from carpeting and better lighting to buying books for subject areas. There is also a lot of administrative work. Our college has just built a new extension, and our staff have been involved in the planning and design right from the beginning. Apart from that, I’m also a fellow of the college, which means that I’m involved with a lot of College activities, including sitting in on Governing Body, while being dean of degrees means I go to the Sheldonian and present people for their degrees.ARCHIVE: 5th week MT 2005last_img read more

03May/21

USI Holds Mental Health Summit for Struggling Veterans

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare USI Holds Mental Health Summit for Struggling VeteransJULY 18TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThe Department of Veterans Affairs held a mental health summit on the University of Southern Indiana’s campus today.This was done as a way to help veterans in the Tri-State who may be struggling with recourses to help.Recently, more effort has been made to help support the mental health of our veterans. Data has shown that summits, such as the one held today, are working.Dale Horaz, a spokesperson for the Suicide Prevention Program, say 20 veterans die by suicide every day. He explains that the number has been decreasing steadily, but there is still a lot of work to be done to eliminate suicides.USI’s Veteran, Military, and Family Resource Center have a guide to several community groups that offer support to veterans.That guide can be seen by clicking here.last_img read more

03May/21

ICONIC ARTISTS UNITE FOR I LOVE THE ’90S TOUR AT FORD CENTER, SEPTEMBER 22

first_imgSalt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Tone Loc and Rob Base take us back to the ‘90s in a hit packed, nostalgic night out (Evansville, IN) July 5, 2016 – Following early sold out shows and mounting demand from fans, I Love The ‘90s Tour continues to dominate the country as the nostalgia-driven go-to tour of beloved ‘90s acts. The once-in-a-lifetime lineup comes to Evansville for a nostalgia-driven blast from the past on Thursday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. at the Ford Center.The inaugural edition of I Love The ‘90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like “Let’s Talk About Sex”, “Shoop,” “Ice, Ice Baby,” “I Wanna Sex You Up,” “All 4 Love,” “Gangsta’s Paradise,” “Funky Cold Medina,” “I Wanna Rock,” and more during a fun-filled night out that doubles as an arena-sized dance party.Houston Press praised the tour as “the live version of Yo! MTV Raps with Fab Five Freddy” and Entertainment Weekly said the “arena-sized dance party… promises to be all that and a bag of chips.”The tour kicked off with a few shows this spring, but popular demand turned it into a nationwide sensation. “It feels like you’re taking people back to a time in their lives that they really enjoyed,” Cheryl “Salt” James explained in USA Today about the tour’s appeal. “It’s just one big Nineties party.”Tickets are priced from $44.50 to $88.50 and may be purchased at the Ford Center Ticket Office, by phone 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.For more information on I Love the 90’s Tour visit http://ilovethe90stour.com FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

20Apr/21

Mars blurs line between confectionery and bakery with Choc Brownie bar

first_imgMars Chocolate UK is aiming to tap interest in bakery snacks with the launch of a new variation of the Mars Bar, the Mars Choc Brownie.Available from today (22 May), the Mars Choc Brownie (RRP 61p) will come in single, four-pack multipacks, and four-pack snack-size multipacks.It “brings together two of the nation’s favourite food categories – cakes/pastries and chocolate”, according to the company.Bep Dhaliwal, trade communications manager at Mars Chocolate UK, said: “We know cakes and pastry snacking is the category most in growth among millennials and, by combining this trend with our iconic Mars Chocolate, we’re confident we’ve created an innovative product that can help boost singles sales across the grocery and convenience channels and drive category growth.”Baked goods and confectionery brands have a long history of partnerships, such as the Cadbury cakes range produced by Premier Foods. Earlier this month, Premier announced it was renewing its Cadbury licensing deal with brand owner Mondelez International.CSM also produces Cadbury-branded products such as muffins and doughnuts.last_img read more