Traditional retirement possibly becoming a thing of the past

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Charisse JonesIt may be time to redefine retirement.A new survey of American workers from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found that 82% of the respondents age 60 and older either are, or expect to keep working past the age of 65. Among all workers, regardless of age, 20% expect to keep on working as long as possible in their current job or a similar one.“The days of the gold-watch retirement where we have an office party and maybe some punch and cookies and never work again are more mythical than a reality,” said Catherine Collinson, president of the retirement studies center. “Very few workers actually envision that type of retirement and many plan to keep on working part-time even after they retire.“It even raises the question is retirement the right word.”The new retirement horizon should encourage employers to reconsider the way they view their staffing.“It’s a call to action … to really revisit basic workforce management principles,” Collinson says, “The reality is that as a society we have workers who are looking to work much longer than 20 or 30 years. They’re also an important part of the economy because they’re consumers as well. ” continue reading »last_img read more

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Double-digit growth of organized tourist traffic from Russia announced

first_imgThis was confirmed by the representatives of TUI, led by Mahmut Kansu, Director of Foreign Market Development. Thus, TUI is announcing a 20 percent increase in Russian guests, and they are very satisfied with the cooperation with Croatian hoteliers and the available capacities this year. The Croatian delegation also met with representatives of the tour operator PAKS, whose director and co-owner Vitlalij Cizikov announced a growth of 15 percent and stressed that a significant part of their offer relates to Croatian destinations.   “Russian tourists spend the most nights in Croatia in Istria, Split-Dalmatia County and Kvarner. In addition to the growth of tourist traffic, our goal is to approach and position the Croatian continental offer in this large and potent market. “, believes the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that during the last year in Croatia there were more than 135 thousand arrivals and more than 932 thousand overnight stays of Russian tourists. As part of the Croatian stand, five co-exhibitors present their offer, including the Zagreb Tourist Board, Atlantis Travel, Istarski dvori 2, Lošinj Hotels & Villas and Croatia Yachting.  The Director of the CNTB Representation in Russia, Rajko Ružička, emphasized that based on the first information and the meetings held, it can be concluded that there is great interest in Croatia, which is why positive trends and growth in tourist traffic are expected to continue. “Positive growth in arrivals, which according to the announcements should be higher than 20 percent, is expected not only from the Russian market but also from the Ukrainian market. This is the result of numerous promotional activities that we carry out during the year, with the greatest attention being paid to the presentation of health and nautical tourism, which are the most recognizable segments of our tourist offer among Russians. “, concluded Ružička. “Russia is a significant emitting market for Croatia, which, among other things, is confirmed by the daily consumption of Russian tourists, which is 50 percent higher than the average. It is important for us to continue good tourism cooperation and strengthen our visibility in this market. I am extremely pleased that the largest Russian tour operators have recognized our continuous work on improving quality, which is why they have created additional offers for Croatia. “, said the State Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Tonči Glavina. The Croatian National Tourist Board is once again presenting the Croatian tourist offer at the MITT fair, which is being held in its 26th edition in Moscow until March 14. It is the largest tourism fair in the Russian Federation, which is one of the top 5 tourism fairs in the world. Namely, about 2000 companies and representatives of about two hundred international tourist destinations are participating in the fair this year as well, and it is expected that about 30.000 visitors will visit the fair. last_img read more

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Apple closes China stores until Feb 9 due to virus

first_imgApple announced on Saturday the closure of its stores, corporate offices and contact centres in mainland China until February 9 due to the new coronavirus epidemic.The virus has prompted the government extend the Lunar New Year holiday through this weekend in a bid to contain its spread, but many provinces and cities have called on companies to delay their return to work.”Our thoughts are with the people most immediately affected by the coronavirus and with those working around the clock to study and contain it,” Apple said in a statement. It added the closure was decided “out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts”.Apple’s online store remains open and the company said it would closely monitor the situation.China is home to the firm’s third-biggest consumer market and much of its supply chain.But like every company in China, it has been affected by the virus that has killed 259 people and infected nearly 12,000. Some of Apple’s suppliers are based in the area near Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.Apple chief Tim Cook said on Tuesday that the company was working on “mitigation plans” to make up for production loss with alternate sources.The company had already closed one of its Wuhan stores while some retail partners have shuttered their shops or cut hours of business.Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn, which makes iPhone products, is keeping its Chinese factories closed until mid-February and is allowing local employees to delay their return after the new year break.Topics :last_img read more

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Duterte vows he won’t honor Int’l Criminal Court

first_img “You do not scare me that you will jail me in the International Criminal Court. I will never allow myself to answer these whites,” Duterte said. In a speech on Friday, President Duterte insisted that he will not cooperate with foreigners if put on trial over thousands of deaths in his crackdown, during which activists say crimes against humanity were committed. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte dared the International Criminal Court (ICC) to put him behind the bars or hang him over alleged extrajudicial killings in his war on drugs. “I will never, never, never answer any question coming from you. I am only responsible to the Filipino. Filipinos will judge,” says President Rodrigo Duterte, challenging the International Criminal Court alleged extrajudicial killings in his war on drugs. AP Duterte responded by unilaterally canceling his country’s membership of the court a month later, without legislative approval, saying it had deprived him of a presumption of innocence. Amnesty International called his move “misguided” and “cowardly.” Duterte has repeatedly criticized the ICC and threatened to slap or arrest its prosecutor, who in February 2018 announced a preliminary examination was being conducted into the drugs killings. “I will never, never, never answer any question coming from you. It’s bullshit to me. I am only responsible to the Filipino. Filipinos will judge,” he added. “And if you hang me for all what I did, go ahead. It will be my pleasure.” Duterte’s anti-drugs crackdown has reportedly led to systematic executions and police cover-ups. Police reject that and say the nearly 7,000 people they have killed were armed drug suspects who resisted arrest./PN In a scheduled Dec. 5 report on its activities worldwide, the ICC said it had “significantly advanced” its examination and aimed to finalize it in 2020, then decide whether to seek a formal investigation.last_img read more

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‘Mr. Healthcare’ to check WVMC specialty center construction

first_img“Mr. Healthcare” former senator JV Ejercito (3rd from left) receives a plaque of appreciation from Passi City’s Mayor Stephen Palmares (center) and Vice Mayor Jesry Palmares. Ejercito was in Passi City last night as guest of honor during the coronation of the fiesta queen and king of Passi City. Ejercito further said that Ilonggos,and Filipinos in general, stand to benefit from the implementation of theUniversal Health Care (UHC) Law that he fought hard for and defended in theSenate to become a law, thereby earning him the moniker “Mr. Healthcare”. ILOILO City – Former senator JV “Mr.Healthcare” Ejercito is set to visit today the ongoing construction of WesternVisayas Medical Center’s (WVMC) six-storey Regional Heart and Lung SpecialtyCenter which he facilitated when he was the chairperson of the Senate Committeeon Health. “I am also happy to inform you thatthe expansion of Western Visayas Medical Center’s bed capacity to 700 from 425will be deliberated upon next week in the House. Cong. (Julienne) Jam Barondainformed me about it yesterday. This was our priority when I was the SenateCommittee on Health chairperson, but we ran out of time, so she filed it in theLower House when she came in. And I am glad about the development because it ismoving a bit fast. Magaling talaga si Cong.Jam,” said Ejercito. Congress allocated P172.4 billion inthe General Appropriations Act for the implementation of the Universal HealthCare Act.  “AngUHC aybatas na naglalayon na siguraduhin na ang bawat Pilipino ay magkakaroon ngisang malusog na pamumuhay. Ito ay magbibigay daan tungo sa isangkumprehensibong serbisyong pangkalusugan na malayo sa pinansiyal napagpapahirap,” Ejercito explained.  “I will visit the project site thatwas started just last December because I want to make sure that theconstruction is on time. I know that our fellow Ilonggos are as excited as I amto have this done,” Ejercito, who arrived here yesterday as guest of honorduring the coronation of the fiesta queen and king of Passi City, told Panay News.  Some P449 million was alreadyobligated for the construction of the center that will housethoracic-cardiovascular operating rooms, surgical intensive care units,coronary care units, non-invasive cardiology section, vascular section,pulmonary section, wards, and private rooms. It has a total budget requirementof P600 million. In the first year of theimplementation, Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will offer free medicalcheckup, laboratory tests and give basic medicines to patients./PNlast_img read more

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Capiz cops nab 58 curfew violators

first_imgROXAS City – Police personnel in thisprovince nabbed at least 58 Capizeños violating curfew hours, which was imposeddue to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The violators, who were caught fromMarch 18 to April 5, include seven minors and three females, a report fromCapiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) showed. Also excluded from the curfew are food serviceand delivery crew; those who fetch their employees from work, village officialsand Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams, who have been deputized as curfewenforcers in their localities; law enforcers with specific mission orders; andBusiness Process Outsourcing workers, provided they can also show ID, proof ofduty, or hours of work. Persons on emergency health situations are also excusedfrom the curfew. Memorandum Order No. 36-A, or the implementingguidelines of EO No. 11 by Contreras directs law enforcers to observe maximumtolerance in sending violators home. Authorities, however, may file charges forviolation of Republic Act 9271, or the Quarantine Act of 2004 and vagrancy lawunder the Revised Penal Code if violators refuse to follow orders during curfewhours.(With a report from PIA/PN) Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras’ strict 8p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew is part of the Executive Order (EO) No. 11 he issued tofurther strengthen strict quarantine procedures in the province to supress thespread of COVID-19. center_img The governor added that those exemptedfrom the curfew are only the following: government and private employees, which include health workers;personnel of the Metro Roxas Water District; Capiz Electric Cooperative andNational Grid Corporation of the Philippines; firemen; emergency responders ofCapiz Emergency Response Team and Roxas City Emergency Response Team;Philippine Red Cross; and mediamen, provided that they present theiridentification (ID) cards and certification of employment when their workschedules are within restricted hours.   Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras Contreras said in a video message: “Iam asking for your cooperation to follow the curfew hours and home quarantine.”last_img read more

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State Stops $78 Million In Illegitimate Tax Refunds

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — More than $78 million in wrongfully requested tax refunds was blocked by the Indiana Department of Revenue during the 2014 tax season, including $39 million in attempted identity theft, and $39 million in unearned tax credits and deductions.Officials confirmed that identity thieves filed 39,000 returns this year, compared with approximately 1500 cases of identity theft stopped in 2013.These fraudulent returns include those in which criminals manufactured false identities with stolen elements of identity information and returns in which actual taxpayers’ identities were stolen and fraudulent refunds were requested in their names.The department is working to hold offenders responsible for the identity theft and prevent them from stealing money from Indiana in the future. A number of active cases are under investigation and the department expects to present cases to prosecutors by the end of 2014.The department also adjusted $39 million in inappropriately claimed tax credits and deductions. These were claimed by legitimate taxpayers on Indiana income tax returns, but were not substantiated.In these instances, taxpayers did not meet the requirements for the requested credit or deduction, so the department adjusted the tax return to the proper amount. This sometimes resulted in a refund request becoming an amount still owed to the state.Some of these adjustments were the result of taxpayers’ honest mistakes, while others may be intentional tax cheats. In these cases, additional investigations continue.The attempted fraud through identity theft was discovered by the department’s increased security activities during the 2014 tax filing process. Of the returns checked for verification, 95 percent of taxpayers’ information was verified and the returns continued processing as usual.The department vows to prevent identity theft and tax fraud in the 2015 tax season and beyond.last_img read more

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SportMod Mayhem is Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – It will most assuredly be an action-packed night at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday, Aug. 29 as the track hosts the second annual IMCA SportMod Mayhem special.While SportMods battle it atop the 3/8-mile clay oval for a $1,000 winner’s share, the night of racing action that goes green at 7:30 p.m. also includes Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.General admission is $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanying a paid adult.For more information, contact the track at 620 225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.last_img read more

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Edwin D. Roberts, 76, Brookville

first_imgEdwin Roberts, age 76, of Brookville, Indiana died Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at his residence.Born April 9, 1943 in Connersville, Indiana, he was the son of the late Melvin and Margaret (Dorrel) Roberts. On January 11, 1974 he was united in marriage to Ursula (Schuck) Roberts who survives him.Edwin worked in banking for over 40 years and retired from FCN Bank as president in 2015. He was on the board of Big Cedar Cemetery Association and a member of the Whitcomb U.M.C and Kiwanis. In his free time, Edwin enjoyed traveling to the western U.S.Besides Ursula, his wife of over 45 years, survivors include son Wes (Caroline) Roberts of Indianapolis; and one brother Ervin (Marilyn) Roberts of Brookville.Family & friends may visit from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Steve Rundel will officiate the Funeral services at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Whitcomb United Methodist Church, 7084 Oxford Pike, Brookville. Burial will follow in Big Cedar Cemetery, 11022 Big Cedar Rd, Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to Franklin County Cancer Assistance Now, Franklin County Community Foundation, or Loving Hearts Hospice. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Roberts family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com.last_img read more

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Chiefs hand trial to Sexton

first_img Sexton had hoped to remain in France after one season with Pro D2 side Auch, but failed to agree a new contract. “My agent told me there was an opportunity to come to Exeter on trial because Dean Mumm was injured and that there was a possible place available,” he said. “We sent the video across, the coaches had a look and now they’ve offered me a chance until November, so we’ll see where it goes from there.” Jerry Sexton followed his elder brother Johnny’s lead in moving to France last summer, with the British and Irish Lions star still plying his trade at Racing Metro. The younger Sexton sibling revealed his vastly-experienced brother had urged him to take his chance with the Devon club. “After Ireland Under-20s I was supposed to go to London Irish Academy on a three-year deal, but that fell through and then I went to France for a year and really enjoyed it,” he said. “I was supposed to go back again this year, but then I had a problem with my contract so I ended up back home and then the trial with Exeter came up. “I’m looking forward to it, my brother said the coaches here are very good and that there are no superstars within the squad. “Already you can see the club is all about hard work and that’s what I aim to do and hopefully get a chance to play.” The 21-year-old has until the end of November to win himself a full-time deal with the Aviva Premiership club. Head coach Rob Baxter has snapped up Ireland Under-20 graduate Sexton to offset the shoulder injury to club captain Dean Mumm. Press Associationcenter_img Exeter Chiefs have handed lock forward Jerry Sexton, the younger brother of Ireland fly-half Johnny, a 14-week trial.last_img read more

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