People may have to work until they’re 70 for state pension

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Irish people could have to work until they’re 70 to qualify for a state pension.The measure has been tabled by the ESRI as a way of protecting the economy but critics have been quick to react.The qualifying age for a state pension in Ireland is already one of the highest in the EU and is due to rise further over the next 10-years.Peter Cosgrave is from CPL recruitment:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cosgrove3pm.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDramatic rise in number of patients awaiting outpatient procedures at LUHNext articleBreaking: Applications open for flood crisis scheme for farmers News Highland People may have to work until they’re 70 for state pension RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter By News Highland – September 13, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Remembering When The Grateful Dead Got “Busted Down On Bourbon Street” In 1970

first_img“Busted, down on Bourbon Street,Set up, like a bowlin’ pin, Knocked down, it gets to wearin’ thin, They just won’t let you be…”While New Orleans is generally known as a laid-back, easy-going city–with no open container laws and bars that never close–the city’s law enforcement has always been strict about certain things, including drugs. On January 31st, 1970, The Grateful Dead found this out the hard way when their hotel was raided and the entire band got arrested on drug charges. However, the experience would go on to influence the lyrics of “Truckin’“, one of the Dead’s most iconic songs.Following their performance at The Warehouse with openers Fleetwood Mac, the band and crew returned to their hotel rooms to find the police waiting for them. As Lenny Hart (Mickey Hart‘s father and the band’s then-manager) explained to Rolling Stone shortly after the 1970 arrest, “It was very peculiar, and it seems like they set them up. [The cops] were waiting when they got back from their concert. They had a warrant and had already searched the room when the band got back. Nothing was found on any of the people except stuff they had prescriptions for. Everything they claim to have found was in the room, they said. But nobody in the band knows where any of it came from. It wasn’t their stuff. The Grateful Dead are normally very cool and cautious.”Continued Lenny, “The cops made it extra heavy for us, too. They detained the band, handcuffed them all together and lined them up in front of the building for press photos. The cops were enjoying it, just getting their own thing on. They ended up having to spend eight hours in jail; even though the bail was ready right away, they hassled them that long.” All of the 19 people caught in the raid were booked for possession of some combination of marijuana, LSD, barbiturates, amphetamines, or other dangerous non-narcotic drugs. Mere possession in Louisiana then carried a penalty of 5 to 15 years in prison.Every member of the Dead except Pigpen and Tom Constanten (who left the band immediately after the New Orleans incident) was included in the bust, along with several members of their entourage and some local associates. An added bonus for the New Orleans police was the capture of Owsley Stanley, then a tech for the band as well as a well-known LSD producer; “King of Acid Arrested,” boasted the local newspapers.The bust did not come as too big of a surprise to the band. A few weeks earlier, their friends in the Jefferson Airplane had been raided while staying at the same New Orleans hotel for their own performance. Furthermore, when the Dead arrived in the Crescent City earlier that day, they were told they could face some issues, both at the airport (when they were given the name of an attorney in case something happened) and at the hotel before the show (when Jerry Garcia was warned by staff to stay clean as a raid was likely). This led many in the band to feel like they had been set up.In the audio below, Garcia talks about the incident and the band’s treatment by the police, saying “They had great fun with us, the southern cops. The had just what they wanted: hippies. Oh, boy.” Listen to the full segment via YouTube user Scott Free:As the 1970 Rolling Stone article explained,  “New Orleans police seem to fear that their good town will become the next Haight-Ashbury, and maybe they feel that way with some reason. The fact is, New Orleans is starting to burst out. Head shops and boutiques are springing up all over, and there’s a lot of long hair walking the streets.”After posting bail money, the Dead were almost out of funds. They added an extra show in New Orleans and persuaded Fleetwood Mac to stay for the additional performance as well. At the gig, a bucket was passed around the audience to collect some additional cash for legal expenses. Most of the charges from the New Orleans bust were eventually dropped, but the incident went on to make a lasting impact on Grateful Dead lore.Don’t miss The Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), and Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), w/ special guests John Medeski & Tom Hamilton at One Eyed Jacks (5/2) and Marcus King & DeShawn “D’Vibes” Alexander at The Howlin’ Wolf (5/3) in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. For more info click here, to purchase tickets click here for 5/2 and here for 5/3. For our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here.last_img read more

Besotted buyers find perfect match in Boswell Tce

first_imgThe renovated home at 19 Boswell Terrace, Wynnum sold for $785,000IT was love at first sight for the successful bidders of a two-storey Queenslander in Wynnum. The renovated home at 19 Boswell Tce sold at auction on February 4 in front of a crowd of about 30 people. Belle Property Manly marketing agent, David Lazarus said the successful bidders kicked off the auction with a strong offer and ended up with the final bid at $785,000. The home at 19 Boswell Tce, Wynnum has VJ walls and timber floorsMr Lazarus said about 42 groups inspected the Boswell Tce home.“It was a 100 year old cottage with character so that attracted attention, but really it was about the great location in a family orientated area.” Mr Lazarus said he was seeing strong interest in the Wynnum property market. “There are plenty of people out and about on weekends and we’re seeing at least double figures through open houses,” he said.“Everyone is back from holidays and eager to buy quality homes. “I can only see the market in this area remaining strong.” CoreLogic data shows the median house price in Wynnum is $520,000.House prices in the area have seen a 13.4 per cent growth in the past three years. The kitchen at 19 Boswell Tce, Wynnum“The new owners came through the property at the first open home and it was love at first sight,” Mr Lazarus said. “They walked in and said ‘we want to buy this house’. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“They’d been looking for the perfect house for about 18 months and when they saw this one, they knew it was the one.” last_img read more

It’s ‘Welcome Back Weekend’ time at State Parks

first_imgVersailles, In. — As the calendar turns and the weather continues to warm, Indiana state parks are ready for your return with Welcome Back Weekend, May 4-5.There will be a host of activities to encourage families to get outdoors and receive a reminder of what makes Indiana special. From mushrooms to paddling to history and hiking, state parks have something for everyone.Brown County State Park is hosting its annual morel mushroom festival May 4 beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing all day. Don’t miss the mushrooms and mash event at 6 p.m.Whitewater Memorial, Mounds, and Pokagon state parks are hosting events through Arts in the Parks for those who want to express their creative sides.Other special events at state park properties include a campground cook-off on May 4 at 5:45 p.m. at Lieber State Recreation Area, a kayak lesson at Chain O’Lakes State Park, Yoga in the Park at Prophetstown State Park, and an introduction to geocaching at Harmonie State Park.Don’t forget about other activities, including the first tunnel tour of the season at Clifty Falls State Park, the guided hikes throughout the state and guided run at Mounds State Park, the Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park, and the guided 5-mile and six-ravine challenges at Turkey Run and Shades state parks. See details of these events at calendar.dnr.IN.gov and discover many more activities at other properties across the state.Check out the What’s New list at stateparks.IN gov/9447.htm to catch up on the latest new and improved features. Those include a new campground comfort station at Whitewater Memorial, new ADA-compliant playgrounds in several locations, the restored CCC fire tower at Ouabache, acres of invasive species removed across the state parks system, and 12 newly renovated guest rooms at Turkey Run Inn.Share your adventures on social media. Use the hashtag #welcomebackIN and tag us on Twitter (@INdnrstateparks), Facebook (INdnrstateparksandreservoirs), and Instagram (@indianadnr).If you want to stay a few days, State Park Inns are offering 25 percent off two consecutive nights at the best available rate for any room through May 24, including weekends. Avoid future daily state park entrance fees by getting an annual pass, $50 for residents, $70 for non-residents or $25 for senior Indiana residents.Remember, gate admission is free for everyone on Sunday, May 5 as a part of Visit Indiana Week.last_img read more

Syracuse concedes 3 goals in 2nd half, drops season opener to No. 13 Georgetown, 3-1

first_imgIn Ian McIntyre’s 10 years as Syracuse head coach, the program has been almost perfect in season openers. The Orange typically face inferior opponents in the year’s first contest — they have lost just twice in such games since McIntrye’s tenure began in January 2010.From 2012 to 2016, SU started its season with a multi-goal shutout victory four times. The past two campaigns have started with more of a test, as the Orange squeaked by St. Louis in 2017, 2-1, and Oregon State in 2018, 2-1.In 2019, Syracuse had its toughest challenge to start the season in over a decade — on the home field of No. 13 Georgetown. McIntyre noted the difficulty of starting the season against a ranked opponent but saw it as a grand opportunity for the Orange.“It’s going to be a great test,” McIntyre said Wednesday. “We scheduled this tough game for a reason, to find out where we are. It’s going to be a benchmark.”Syracuse (0-1) showed its quality, particularly in the second half, but fell short to No. 13 Georgetown (1-0), 3-1 on Friday afternoon in at Shaw Field in Washington, D.C. The contest marked the 19th all-time meeting between Syracuse and Georgetown, with the Hoyas improving their record to 12-5-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Hoyas had the first threatening attacks of the afternoon through midfielder Jacob Montes, who fired two shots, including one off the right post, before 15 minutes had passed. Georgetown went on to strike the woodwork once more in the first 45 minutes and registered seven shots total to the Orange’s two. Freshman Luther Archimede was the sole SU player to test Hoyas goalkeeper Giannis Nikopolidis in the opening half.Georgetown began the second half where it left off the first. Junior Jack Beer fired at Syracuse goalkeeper Christian Miesch within one minute before junior Derek Dodson gave the home team the lead two minutes later. Midfielder Dylan Nealis played junior Paul Rothrock through on goal, and with two SU defenders in close pursuit, the junior slid it across to Dodson for an easy tap-in.Immediately after falling behind, the Orange began creating chances in its best spell of the game. Archimede tallied his second and third shots of the game in the following minutes. Just over a minute after Dodson’s strike, Nikopolidis took down Archimede in the penalty area. Sophomore Ryan Raposo stepped up and buried the penalty shot into the bottom left corner, knotting the match at one.Archimede continued to spearhead Syracuse’s attack over the next 15 minutes, ringing off three more shots, but none found the back of the net. Nikopolidis logged three of his four saves in a six-minute span following the Orange’s equalizer.The Hoyas withstood SU’s pressure and nicked the go-ahead goal when senior JB Fischer drilled a header in the top right corner from a corner kick with 15 minutes remaining. One minute later, graduate transfer Ethan Lochner’s cross found a wide-open freshman Dante Polvara, whose first touch took him past Miesch, where he slotted in Hoyas’ third goal.While the final scoreline favored Georgetown, the two sides posted similar stats. The Orange were outshot, 16-15, and had five shots on goal to GU’s six. The two goalkeepers were equally busy as Miesch recorded three saves to Nikopolidis’ four.Syracuse will host Binghamton in its home opener at 7 p.m. on Monday. Comments Published on August 30, 2019 at 6:51 pm Contact David: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tweeting Often and on Weekends is More Effective, Suggests Data

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#biz#tips john paul titlow Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market How often should you post updates to Twitter for maximum impact? Is there a time of day that works best? What about a day of the week?These are the types of questions that Dan Zarrella is constantly trying to answer. Instead of relying on intuition and hearsay, however, the self-described “social media scientist” prefers to take a look a look at things more objectively, using data. Zarrella, who works for HubSpot and has authored such delightfully nerdy reports as “The Science of ReTweets”, recently hosted a webinar titled “The Science of Timing” that took a close look at how the timing of social media activity impacts its effectiveness. The hugely popular webinar had a number of interesting takeaways, some of which were surprising. For example: Tweeting later in the day and later in the week results in more retweets.The click-through-rate on tweeted links appears to spike in the late morning and then again around 5pm.The click-through rate on links tends to decline as more links are tweeted per hour. After about six links per hour, click-throughs essentially drop off. Still, tweeting more frequently leads to more followers, but Facebook is a different story: Too many posts on Facebook can more easily alienate people.Weekends are an ideal time for sharing on Facebook.More people tend to open marketing emails in the early morning than any other time during the day. Weekends also appear to be effective for emails.Check out the slides below for more data-backed social media pointers. The Science of Timing View more presentations from HubSpot Internet Marketing Related Posts last_img read more