Many seasonal and part time workers excluded from social welfare entitlements – Pat the Cope

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first_imgPOLITICS: Seasonal and part time workers are having difficulty accessing their social welfare entitlements, according to Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher T.D.He said that new rules and regulations from the Department of Social Protection have meant that many part time workers are no longer entitled to Social Protection payments upon ceasing their seasonal employment.“To make any alterations to seasonal workers’ social welfare entitlements is wrong and demonstrates a poor understanding of how rural life and the livelihoods of many families survive in coastal and farming communities,” stated Pat the Cope. The Fianna Fail TD for Donegal, in a written submission to his party, has proposed that the daily subsidiary income from a secondary income be raised from the present €12.70 a day to €50 a day, so that those workers with secondary income other than the part time employment can qualify for Jobseekers’ Benefit.He also proposed that the eligible number of contributions for a seasonal worker be calculated over a five year period instead of the present three years. This would allow seasonal workers to demonstrate that they have worked each year and made the necessary 20 contributions per annum instead of the present 39 contributions each year over three years.Very few seasonal workers at present would be able to make the required 39 contributions per annum, Pat the Cope said, and they are being excluded from the protection of social welfare when their seasonal job ceases due to this rule. He proposed that seasonal and part time workers also be allowed to transfer from one claim to another easily, providing they demonstrate the five year contributions made by seasonal employment. Every single alteration to eligibility criteria for seasonal workers has made it more and more impossible for them to obtain Social Welfare, he stated. He said that unless changes to the present social welfare system are made by the Government in Budget 2017, many factories and business who function with seasonal and part time workers will find it extremely difficult to source skilled labour.Many of these workers have made a major contribution to the country for 20 or more years, and the Deputy stated that “the very least we can do as a country is reward the people who seek out and obtain employment, and that very much includes seasonal and part time workers.”     Many seasonal and part time workers excluded from social welfare entitlements – Pat the Cope was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgGardai in Inishowen are investigating an attack on one of their own patrol cars.The car was parked at Carndonagh Garda Station when it was set upon.The car had one of its tyres slashed between 7am and 8pm on November 16th last. Garda Sgt Eunan Walsh has appealed for anybody who may have witnessed anybody acting suspiciously in the area of the Garda station to contact them.He added that the attack meant the car was not available to answer emergency calls for a period of time.Garda car has tyre slashed in attack was last modified: November 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesMauricio Pochettino said he took off Heung-Min Son while he was on a hat-trick because the forward needed a rest.Son scored his second double in two games to sink Huddersfield 2-0 at Wembley and cement Tottenham’s place in the top four.“In the last few games he played a lot. He played one hour and scored twice against Rochdale on a very cold day,” the Spurs boss said.“Today he played another 70 minutes, and he’s not a machine, and he needs to rest. There are a lot of games ahead of him.“But he is one player you always expect amazing things from. He is talented, consistent and very professional.“Players like him and Harry Kane work a lot and it pays back. He’s another example at our club of what it means to be professional.”Pochettino’s side face Juventus next in a huge Champions League last-16 second leg at Wembley on Tuesday night.And he said: “I am happy for Son because these two goals help a very good position in the table now, and in the battle for the top four. It was a very professional performance from the team.“We are focused on Juventus now. With Chelsea, United still to play, cannot affect what happens in the other games.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more


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first_imgThis week’s entry by Sara Goudarzi in Live Science requires no comment.  The title of the article is, “Life’s Origin a Gas.”Life on Earth emerged out of thin air, scientists now say.    By mimicking in a lab the gases that could have been present on early Earth, researchers have concluded that a layer of haze blanketing our planet produced organic material that helped living organisms develop.Sara went on to talk about how the atmosphere on Saturn’s moon Titan might have resembled that on the early Earth.  An organic haze layer could have existed for “a billion years while life was evolving,” she said, based on inspiration from a recent paper claiming that organic material could have rained down on the Earth like manna from heaven.  Despite the opening bravado, her article ended on a minor chord: “Scientists still do not know exactly what triggered the onset of biology, however.”Life emerged out of thin air.  Wonderful.  That’s a gas, all right.  Laughing gas.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


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first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now There is nothing you can do about the past. Living there means that you are not living here in the present. Whatever happened in the past is over, and reliving it in your mind changes nothing—except your state of mind.The future isn’t a good place to live either. Worrying about what will be, what will not be, what will happen, and what won’t doe not do anything to change the future. Worrying about the future isn’t useful. That leaves you with only one other option: Now.If you have done something you regret, something that causes you to feel negative emotions, that event occurred in the past. The only reason it changes your state is because you are reliving it and giving it more meaning. Allowing your focus to go there means your focus is not here, that you are not focused on now. Now is the only time where you can make amends for the mistakes you have made in the past, and it is the only time you can forgive yourself, should that be something you need to do.If you want to secure your future from the things you worry about and over which you have some level of control, you can only do the things now that will make a difference when that future arises. Worrying about things over which you have no control is to pull yourself out of the now to some imagined horror that isn’t even real; it is imagined. The only way you can improve your future is by doing something about it today, right now.Effectiveness now requires that you give yourself over to the present moment, refusing to be distracted, and refusing to distract yourself by being somewhere other than where you are right now. Stop reliving the past and do the important work now.last_img read more


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first_imgFormer Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hit out at the BJP government at the Centre, saying the way it had worked in a negative manner on India’s history it could endanger country’s freedom again.“..our nation attained freedom years back in which the Congress party had a great role to play…but the way the BJP government during the last four-and-a-half years had been working in a negative manner on India’s history, it could endanger the country’s freedom once again,” said Mr. Singh at the relaunch of Navjivan, the Hindi newspaper of Associated Journals Limited (AJL) here.Mr. Singh said: “I appeal to people across the country that they should understand that this (BJP) government is taking the country in the wrong direction. People need to put up a fight.”Congress president Rahul Gandhi also lashed out at the Modi government for “failing to address the concerns of farmers and the youth of the country”.“The country is in the grip of anger, and it’s rising..the reason behind this is the fact that the BJP government is not able to give jobs to the youth and this is the key challenge before the government,” he said, adding that government was completely indifferent towards farmers’ problems as well.Mr. Gandhi said: “Farmers for them (BJP) is a liability. But I want to tell them that without farmers the country won’t move ahead – be it 21st or 22nd century. It’s absolutely clear that without food security and farmers prosperous future, the country can’t move forward.”“Institutions such as the Army, media and judiciary across the country are being used by the Prime Minister for political gains, putting the country’s independence under threat,” he said.‘Atmosphere of fear’ Mr. Gandhi said an atmosphere of fear has been created in the country, the media industry was being threatened and suppressed by the BJP. “The BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh don’t want to listen or read anything against them. The media should write and present facts without fear. Congress is always ready to face criticism and correct ourself if we are wrong – that is the difference between us (Congress) and them (BJP),” said Mr. Gandhi.Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu did not attend the event as both were unwell.last_img read more


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first_imgThe disparaging remarks by senior State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and Ministers in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s cabinet over Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s political debut led to controversy on Friday with leaders across party lines condemning them. Reacting to Ms. Gandhi Vadra being appointed Congress general secretary Senior State BJP leader and Minister of the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) Vinod Narayan Jha had told a private news channel: “Except for being beautiful, I see no other quality that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may be credited with. Nature has showered its bounty on her but the Congress should remember that beauty does not garner votes. She may be of 37-38 or even 44 years old but she is a political novice.”Earlier, on Thursday, senior State BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, too, had made similar disparaging remarks on Ms. Gandhi Vadra’s official entry into politics. He tweeted: “If the Congress wants to exult over the induction of a woman with a tainted life partner, congratulations to them…Priyanka’s businessman husband’s irregular land transactions are spread over two states and he is facing probes.”Referring to Ms. Gandhi-Vadra’s face resembling that of her grandmother, late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Mr. Sushil Modi further tweeted, “If a person could become as capable as someone else merely by resembling him or her, by now we would have many more Amitabh Bachchans and Virat Kohlis. Duplicates do not work in politics. Priyanka might resemble Indira but there is a big difference.”Leaders across party lines demanded the removal of Vinod Narayan Jha from the Nitish Kumar’s Cabinet and his expulsion from the BJP. “Mr Jha has displayed a perverse attitude towards women and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should immediately remove him from the Cabinet. We also expect the BJP would expel him from the party,” said State Congress leaders Prem Chandra Mishra and Kaukab Quadri. Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly Tejashwi Yadav criticised the CM: “Nitish Kumar is running an institute where he trains to abuse and makes excuses…his Cabinet Ministers and spokespersons are trained there.”However, ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and former State Congress president Ashok Choudhury said, “We cannot approve of such remarks…Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has her own aura which may or may not bring desired results in the elections…but the way she has been spoken about does not appear proper.” Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, too, said that CM Nitish Kumar, “should immediately sack this Minister [Jha].”last_img read more


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first_imgBarroca, who also collected five rebounds, three assists and five steals, hit two free throws that made it, 80-69, with 1:34 remaining.With the win, Star swept Rain or Shine in their best-of-three series and set up a best-of-five semis duel with San Miguel Beer.“I haven’t thought of San Miguel yet. I’m still focused on Rain or Shine. But you know, it will be a very tough game against SMB. We will expect a more grinding game because of their experience,” Victolero said.“Their frontcourt combination of Fajardo, Rhodes, and Santos, plus their magnificent guards, I think we need to have that defensive scheme and proper preparations for this series.”The Beermen, who barged into the semis after knocking off the Phoenix Fuel Masters in lopsided fashion, beat the Hotshots, 103-97, in the elimination round last month.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments But Star had a different import then in Tony Mitchell and with Ratliffe in tow, Victolero feels his team will be able to matchup better against the Beermen.Duke Crews, who was saddled by foul trouble early, was the only Elasto Painter in double-digit scoring with 12 points.Rain or Shine got out-rebounded, 57-39, and had twice as many turnovers with 24 than assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Racela looking for consistency as FEU grabs share of Group B top spot Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStar got going late en route to an 84-69 win over Rain or Shine and a slot in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Hotshots broke loose from a 63-deadlock with 7:59 left behind heady point guard Mark Barroca, who scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “We expected a grinding game. At the start of our preparation, I told my players it’s going to be a different story in Game 2,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero. “They are more physical and Rain or Shine’s desire to win is much better.”“Their preparation against Ricardo, they did a good job all throughout the game. They were able to limit Ricardo’s touches,” Victolero added. “Credit also to coach Caloy and his coaching staff but my players never gave up. They kept on grinding and digging. We’re just positive the whole game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRain or Shine may have been able to contain Star’s import Ricardo Ratliffe, but there was no stopping the menacing big man from making an imprint in the game.Ratliffe posted a double-double with 26 points and 24 rebounds that went with five assists. He single-handedly out-rebounded Rain or Shine in the offensive glass, 9-2.last_img read more