Thursday 9 December 2010 7:43 pm Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp UK time bomb as population grows older whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL 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. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndo
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The England coach says he’s “not allowed to debate” big refereeing decisions Eddie Jones reacts to England’s defeat by WalesEddie Jones didn’t criticise referee Pascal Gauzere for Wales’ two controversial first-half tries in their 40-24 Six Nations victory over England in Cardiff.The England head coach wouldn’t comment on the decisions because he didn’t want to risk a fine.“They’re huge decisions, we can’t debate it, we are not allowed to debate it,” said Jones after the match. “All I will end up with is a fine and that won’t help anyone. The dog won’t be able to eat its food, the wife won’t be able to eat, so I can’t say anything.“They get points maybe they don’t deserve and we have to fight to get back in the game. It makes it difficult and you have to be good enough to overcome it. They were worthy winners, but we have to be good enough to overcome those, as unusual as they might be.”Related: Wales v England Match VerdictIt was after this fixture last year that Jones was critical of referee Ben O’Keeffe for sending off Manu Tuilagi. He was later reprimanded by the RFU, who apologised to O’Keeffe. “The score indicates a substantial win for Wales, but I don’t think that indicates the actual game.“There were times we gave away penalties we shouldn’t have, it was just from the effort and sometimes you get in situations where emotionally you struggle because of the circumstances and you try too hard and that happens.“We take full responsibility and dont blame the referee. I want my dog to eat food, so I am not going to say anything.” This time Jones avoided criticising the officials and instead pointed to his side’s ill-discipline – they conceded 14 penalties – and inaccuracy as flaws in their performance.“It’s a very disappointing result,” he said. “Our boys overcame a tough start to get back and get to 24-all then we let ourselves down a little bit. We got in their 22 eight times, they got in ours six. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. After England’s poor showing in the 2021 Six Nations, Eddie Jones’s job is on the line (Getty Images) Scrum-half Ben Youngs, whose try brought England level at 24-24 midway through the second half, also highlighted the penalty count as what let England down.“It’s an interpretation and you have to get on with it,” Youngs said of the decision for Wales’ first try. “You’re in the huddle, the whistle goes, you turn and they score from it. There’s not a lot you can do about it. He was adamant it was fine and he’s the guy in charge.“You just get on with it. We clawed our way back to 24-24 but our ill-discipline was the theme of the game.“We got ourselves in a position to kick on and try to win the game. Unfortunately we just couldn’t eradicate poor discipline. When you give away easy points you’re going to be putting yourself under pressure and eventually they were able to claw ahead.”
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More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Education Pasadena Unified Celebrates Earth Day By Announcing Major Savings in Energy Consumption From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 1:37 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website In commemoration of Earth Day, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced Tuesday that the district has achieved more than $2.5 million in savings through a 19% reduction in energy use over three years. The reduction in energy consumption by 77,600 MMBTUâ€™s translates into the equivalent of 4,800 tons of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere, 1,000 passenger cars removed from the road or 122,870 trees planted.â€œI am pleased with the collective effort by PUSD faculty, staff and students to reduce the energy consumption by the district,â€ said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry. â€œThe entire PUSD family should have a strong sense of satisfaction at having done his or her part to control energy use.â€Former PUSD high school teacher Chris Anderson has led the districtâ€™s energy conservation program. He regularly visits all PUSD campuses and facilities to conduct energy audits to ensure that energy is used only as necessary while still preserving the comfort of students and staff. He receives training from engineers and experts, who assist the district in ensuring that all energy-using systems throughout the district are operating as they should, and only when they should. Anderson works with PUSD staff to make systematic changes to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; scheduling adjustments; review utility bills and rate structures, and ensures that students and staff are comfortable during class time, but that energy isnâ€™t wasted.â€œItâ€™s important for all of us to save energy,â€ said Anderson. â€œBy reducing our consumption, we save money and reduce our carbon footprint. While the program has started strong, we still have more to do.â€The cost of utilities is the second largest budget line-item for Pasadena USD, and the prices for electricity, natural gas, and water have steadily increased over the past few years. To combat these rising energy and utility costs, the district implemented a comprehensive organizational-behavior based energy conservation program throughout all its buildings and campuses. The conservation program has saved taxpayer dollars, saved jobs and preserved important programs while saving vital natural resources. Pasadena USDâ€™s energy conservation program is projected to save $11.2 million through the first ten years of its energy conservation program.PUSDâ€™s green efforts go beyond conserving energy. Among the efforts led by students and staff include a solar project and composting at Don Benito, beautiful gardens at Jackson, Cleveland, Field and Longfellow, student organized recycling at Hamilton, organic soap making and an Earth Day festival at Sierra Madre, a new recycling program at Washington, a green team at Altadena and many others. Many of these projects have been inspired by the districtâ€™s Green Living curriculum and Green Living teacher Erin Musick.PUSDâ€™s green living projects will be on display May 3 at the Pasadena Water and Power Earth and Arts Festival. The community is encouraged to visit PUSDâ€™s green living booth along with a booth for Muir High School (home of an environmental science academy and Muir Ranch) and the districtâ€™s new magnet schools.For more information, visitÂ http://pusd.us/. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago June 28, 2017 1,249 Views Tagged with: MBA Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago MBA 2017-06-28 Staff Writer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago According to data from MBA’s Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 23, 2017, the Market Composite Index experienced a 6.2 percent decrease on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous week. Based on an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased by 7 percent. The Refinance Index also experienced a decrease by 9 percent from one week earlier.More indexes experienced decreases in the previous week while most shares remained unaffected.The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased by 4 percent, and unadjusted by 5 percent. However, the unadjusted Purchase Index was 8 percent higher than a year ago during the same week.The refinance share of mortgage activity decreased to 45.6 percent of total applications from 46.6 percent one week earlier. The ARM share decreased to 7 percent of total applications from the week before.The USDA share of total applications remained unchanged at 0.7 percent from the week prior. The FHA share increased 10.3 percent in total applications from 10.1 percent the week before. The VA share of total applications decreased to 10.3 percent from 10.4 percent the week prior.The average contract interest rate for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages decreased to 3.39 percent from 3.40 percent, with points including the origination fee, decreasing to 0.33 from 0.38 for 80 percent LTV loans.The average contract interest rate for five year ARMs increased to 3.31 percent from 3.26 percent with points increasing to 0.25 from 0.22 for 80 percent LTV loans. The effective rate increased from the previous week.The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances remained unchanged at 4.13 percent, with points including the origination fee decreasing to 0.32 from 0.34 for 80 percent LTV loans, and the effective rate remained the same from last week.The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with jumbo loan balances increased to 4.09 percent, with points including the origination fee decreasing to 0.20 from 0.30 for 80 percent of LTV loans, and the effective rate decreased from last week.The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages backed by the FHA decreased to 4.02 percent from 4.04 percent, with points including the origination fee increasing to 0.41 from 0.35 for 80 percent LTV loans. The effective rate remained unchanged from last week. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Applications Down, Shares Mostly Unchanged The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mortgage Applications Down, Shares Mostly Unchanged About Author: Staff Writer Previous: Promising Outlook for Banks after Fed Stress Test Announcement Next: Senate Committee Takes on GSE Reform The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe
News UpdatesNGT Orders Not Followed, Pune Resident Approaches High Court Citing Respiratory Problems From Overburdened Crematorium Sharmeen Hakim11 May 2021 11:13 PMShare This – xImage Courtesy: Amit PandeyA Pune resident has approached the Bombay High Court against the health hazards connected to the toxic emissions from the oldest crematorium Vaikunth Shamshanbhoomi in Pune, Maharashtra; its unscientific management and cremations of nearly 100 bodies in a day, despite an official capacity for just 20. The Public Interest Litigation filed by retired civil engineer and Pune resident Vikrant Latkar seeks better equipment, other electrical and gas chambers, and an increase in the chimney’s height at the crematorium. The smoke gets entrapped on the ground, increasing respiratory problems for nearby residents, the plea states. “The intense smoke releases from open fire cremation and chimneys are prevailing under the inversion layer due to which the smoke lasts in the ground level of earth increasing pollution in the air thereby increasing respiratory problem around the cremation ground.” Seeking environment-friendly guidelines to manage crematoriums in Maharashtra, the plea cites the example of Green Crematoria developed at the VIP pyres at Nigam Bodh Ghats, New Delhi, by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) NEERI. The petitioner, however, laments that neither is the Pune Municipal Corporation willing to switch over and become technologically advanced nor does the State have a policy on crematoriums. Moreover, electric cremation comes with its downside. “The process of corpse cremation generates numerous harmful air pollutants, including particulate matter (PM), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and heavy metals. These pollutants could have severe effects on the surrounding environment and human health.” Though the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMS) claims, through its website, that it has installed modern cremation equipment’s in six crematoriums across the city, those machines either don’t work properly or are yet to pass the standards of air pollution control system, the plea filed through advocates Asim Sarode and Ajikya Udane states. They are Vaikuntha, Hadapsar, Dhankawadi, Katraj, Yerwada and Kailas crematoriums. “The faulty nature of installation or without following the standard terms of air pollution Control norms the PMC has installed the modern Crematorium machine which is not only generating heavy smoke but also affecting health of the people surrounded therein,” the plea reads. The petitioner states that his wife is asthmatic and suffers immensely due to the pollution. NGT orders not followed Last year the NGT had directed the Pune Municipal Commissioner, to ensure that air quality is regularly monitored and put in public domain, and the crematorium is properly maintained. The State Pollution Control Board and the Commissioner were also directed to plan a comprehensive programme for the prevention, control or abatement of air pollution and to secure the execution. The petition cites the NGT order to say the State failed to implement any of these directions. It is unfortunate that the Respondent No. PMC is just sitting on the order passed by the NGT and followed no important directions. The situation has become worst now as there are 80 to 100 bodies are being burnt at the crematorium, which is way above the capacity of the said crematorium. About the Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi, Navi Peth, Pune It is one of the oldest and most well-known crematoria, developed by PMCon 8 acres of land in 1958. The crematorium is in a residential area and adjacent to the river Mutha. The cremations provided include electric, gas and wood pyres. Provisions are made for open cremation; however, PMC hasn’t provided pollution control system like hood, blower, scrubber and stack, the plea claims. Lastly, the petitioner seeks to install air pollution meters and shift the crematorium elsewhere. The case is likely to come up for hearing before the Bombay High Court on Wednesday.TagsBombay High Court Pune Resident Overburdened Crematorium Maharashtra National Green Tribunal(NGT) Next Story