July Budget 2015: Osborne axes student grants and replaces them with loans

first_imgWednesday 8 July 2015 10:48 am Chancellor George Osborne has announced that student maintenance grants will be scrapped and replaced by loans, as part of his July Budget.”From the 2016-17 academic year we will replace maintenance grants with loans for new students – loans that only have to be paid back once they earn over £21,000 a year,” he said. Non-repayable maintenance grants help students from low-income families cover rent and living costs while at university.Currently students in England and Wales whose families earn  £25,000 or less are eligible for maintenance grants of £3,387 a year.If a student’s family earns £30,000 or more then the maintenance grant falls to £2,441, at £35,000 to £1,491, and at £40,000 to £547.It stops when a student’s family earns more than £42,620. The government worries the cost of student maintenance grants is set to double to £3bn over the next 10 years, making higher education funding unsustainable. Tags: George Osborne July Budget 2015 People Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapTop 10 Fried Chicken Spots in the U.S.GayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapAdrian Grenier Agrees That Nate Is the ‘Real Villain’ in ‘The Devil WearsThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Stars Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace on Nailing ThoseThe Wrap July Budget 2015: Osborne axes student grants and replaces them with loans Jessica Morris Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

Cape Coral woman finds felon dangling from her attic while evading police

first_imgCape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021 Advertisement“I went back to my room, laid back down,” she said. “Five or ten minutes later, I hear more banging.”Confused, she followed the noise to see what it was. “Noise started to get closer and closer and louder,” she said.  That’s when she opened the garage door. “I found him, half of his body was hanging out and I saw his legs dangling,” she said. In disbelief and still half asleep, she blurted, “What the **** are you doing?” The man was on the run from the same police who knocked on Galeano’s neighbors door. According to Galeano, the man said he was sorry and that he broke through the drywall in the attic dividing the duplex. The felon then slipped back into the hot, dark attic. “He just pulled the door closed and just went about his way,” she said. The man was able to evade police capture. NBC-2’s Gage Goulding found a paper posted on the neighbors door. The landlord has evicted the neighbor.  The felon the police came to arrest remains on the run.  CAPE CORAL. Fla.– When a woman walked into her garage on Wednesday, she found a felon hanging from the attic entryway of her home.Janece Galeano said she was napping when police knocked on the door of her home in a duplex situated along Santa Barbara Place in Cape Coral. “They were looking for someone apparently,” Galeano said. She was about to come face to face with that person. Cape Coral applies for FWC grant to improve Yacht Club Park’s marina June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Cape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 Advertisement WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: Cape CoralWanted manweird news Advertisementlast_img read more

IIAC praises certain regulators for rejecting best interest standard

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter FPSC proposes “duty of loyalty” for financial planners James Langton FAIR Canada seeks clarity on client-focused reforms The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a notice on Thursday indicating that regulators are fundamentally split on the issue of introducing a regulatory best interest standard. The notice indicates that regulators in Ontario and New Brunswick will continue developing a best interest standard for advisors whereas the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC), the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) will not be pursuing it. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia indicated that they will focus on other reforms for now, but haven’t definitively ruled out a best interest requirement. Read: CSA report: divisions remain over “best interest” The IIAC says in a statement that it commends those regulators “for recognizing that revised targeted reforms will advance the best interest of investors without the introduction of a vague and uncertain regulatory best interest standard. Canada’s investment industry has long held this position.” In addition, the IIAC hopes the rest of the regulators can be swayed to the industry’s position on the issue. “The IIAC calls on the ASC, AMF, BCSC and MSC to encourage Canada’s other provincial regulators to adopt a similar stance to achieve a harmonized regulatory framework across Canada, which would be in the interests of investors and our capital markets,” says Ian Russell, president and CEO of IIAC, in a statement. Photo copyright: ymgerman/123RF The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) is lauding the provincial securities commissions in Alberta, Quebec and Manitoba for declaring that they have decided to align with the B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) and not introduce a regulatory obligation for advisors to prioritize their clients’ best interests. Related news U.S. firm offers training for meeting DOL fiduciary standard IIAC praises certain regulators for rejecting best interest standard ymgerman/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Best interest standardCompanies Investment Industry Association of Canada last_img read more

Cabinet Approves $30.2 Million to Fight Malaria

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet yesterday (December 4), approved an allocation of $30.2 million, to provide an emergency response to the outbreak of malaria in certain parts of the country.“This sum is intended to support a rigorous malaria prevention and control programme in order to ensure that we prevent the local transmission of the malaria parasite; identify cases of malaria in order to effect prompt treatment in hospitals; prevent complications and further spread, and maintain Jamaica’s malaria free status,” Minister of Information and Development, Donald Buchanan outlined.He was speaking at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, held at Jamaica House.The Ministry of Health has confirmed that there are 13 reported cases of malaria in Kingston (Delacree Park, Denham Town, Trench Town and Tivoli Gardens), and Sydenham Villas in St. Catherine.Mr. Buchanan said the Government recognized the importance of controlling and preventing the disease, and as such, the affected areas that have been identified, “will be given immediate and definitive treatment to ensure that the matter is contained and.every measure is being put in place to prevent any spread from the identified areas”.Minister of Health, Horace Dalley is expected to give a comprehensive statement on the matter in Parliament today (December 5). RelatedCabinet Approves $30.2 Million to Fight Malaria Advertisements Cabinet Approves $30.2 Million to Fight Malaria UncategorizedDecember 5, 2006center_img RelatedCabinet Approves $30.2 Million to Fight Malaria RelatedCabinet Approves $30.2 Million to Fight Malarialast_img read more

Ministry of Health and Environment Ask Workers Not to Turn up for Work

first_imgRelatedMinistry of Health and Environment Ask Workers Not to Turn up for Work FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Health and Environment is asking workers at its 2-4 King Street offices not to turn up for work on Monday February 18, 2008.Dr. Grace Allen Young, Permanent Secretary said that a fire which started and was contained in the generator room has left the building without electricity. She said that the wiring and cabling of the office would not be completed before Monday.She is asking Senior Directors to report for the 9:00 am Senior Directors’ Meeting at the Environment Office on Trevennion Park Road off Half Way Tree Road. RelatedMinistry of Health and Environment Ask Workers Not to Turn up for Work RelatedMinistry of Health and Environment Ask Workers Not to Turn up for Workcenter_img Advertisements Ministry of Health and Environment Ask Workers Not to Turn up for Work UncategorizedFebruary 18, 2008last_img read more

Identity of Oct. 10 house fire victim released

first_imgIdentity of Oct. 10 house fire victim releasedPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, October 16, 2020in: Newsshare 0 John E. McCarty’s death is considered ‘suspicious’MINIHAHA — The Clark County Medical Examiner has identified the victim of an Oct. 10 house fire on NE 66th Ave in the Minnehaha area as John E. McCarty, 75.John E. McCarty, 75, died in this house fire on Oct. 10. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says the cause of the fire is considered suspicious. Photo courtesy Vancouver Fire and RescueJohn E. McCarty, 75, died in this house fire on Oct. 10. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says the cause of the fire is considered suspicious. Photo courtesy Vancouver Fire and RescueFire crews were called to the single-story home shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday evening and found McCarty, a Vancouver resident, inside. He was taken outside where paramedics attempted to save him, but was declared deceased at the scene.McCarty was listed as the sole owner of the home since 1995.Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Alex Schoening confirmed that their Major Crimes Unit has been requested to conduct an investigation into the house fire and McCarty’s death due to “its suspicious nature.”No further details were immediately available. It took 34 firefighters approximately 29 minutes to get the fire under control. One crew member suffered minor burns while fighting the fire.McCarty’s cause of death remains listed as “pending” in the Medical Examiner’s report.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Election 2020: Clark County Council, District 4 seat Next : Local students hear from NASA leader and Camas astronautAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Student's Pursuit Of Excellence Makes Dreams A Reality

first_img Published: May 12, 1999 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Lia Baros, a junior in the Minority Arts & Sciences Program (MASP), will be spending her senior year as a freshman again. Her outstanding academic record and personal achievements so impressed the admissions interviewing team at the CU School of Dentistry that she was admitted a year early. Lia will be a student at the Health Sciences Center in the fall, completing her bachelor’s degree and starting dental school at the same time.”I found out in early February,” Lia said. “I interviewed on a Monday and on Friday of that same week a lady from the Admissions office called me. She asked me how my day was going and I said it was okay. She said that she would make it a lot better, and she did! I was just dumbfounded–I don’t think it hit me right at first.”Officials at the School of Dentistry are excited about Lia’s admission as well.”Lia is an exceptional student,” said Denise Kassebaum, interim dean of the School of Dentistry. “With over 900 applications annually, the School of Dentistry reserves such early acceptance for a very select few individuals. Her qualifications and personal attributes are very impressive. We are absolutely delighted that she will be joining our entering class in August of 1999.”Lia’s early entrance into dental school is no surprise to Alphonse Keasley, MASP director.”Lia is probably one of the most outstanding students that we’ve had,” he said. “After her freshman year she was invited to go to Houston to work in a biomedical center. This is totally unheard of for a young student who had just completed her freshman year. Lia also had about eight offers last summer for internships, including ones from Harvard and Yale. She had this wonderful situation of having to choose which one to go to.” Lia always knew that she wanted to go to college.”It was instilled in me by my parents, but they never pressured me,” she said. “They were the first generations in their family to go to school.”She also always knew that she was going to be a doctor or a dentist. Her dad is a dentist, and when she was younger she wanted to be different. But that changed this year, though her parents never pressured her about her decision.Lia, who is from Colorado Springs, wanted to attend a large university in the state. She had been tracking CU-Boulder’s athletic and academic programs and decided to apply without visiting any other state schools. She entered CU and the MASP program in 1996 and majored in biology. In fall 98 she had a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9.Lia participated in a Harvard Medical School internship program at the end of her sophomore year and worked in the transplant unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.On the CU-Boulder campus, and especially in MASP, Lia is known as a tremendously giving young person.”She is an incredibly talented young woman,” Keasley said. “And the part that’s so nice, and I’ve said this in her letters of recommendation, is that she’s unpretentious. So outside as well as within she is acknowledged for her tremendous success academically and as a human being.”The MASP program continues to grow. Now MASP leaders hope to move into their next phase, which involves bringing in the Humanities component of the program.”We’re primarily emphasizing the sciences and mathematics for all entering freshmen,” Keasley said. “Our mission is to increase the number of students of color, or those who are underrepresented in the sciences. Now we’re looking at what we need to do to get ready for the next phase, which will probably be fall 2000. We want to create a series of co-seminars that will be supportive of our students and will really give them that advance exploration in the academic subject matter.”With goals like these, there’s no doubt that many more students like Lia Baros will continue to bring pride to the CU-Boulder campus.last_img read more

Discovery Learning Center Takes Shape At East Entrance To Boulder Campus

first_imgStudents, faculty and football fans visiting the Boulder campus this fall are likely to notice the College of Engineering’s new Discovery Learning Center taking shape at the east entrance to campus. The three-story building at the corner of Regent Drive and Colorado Avenue will provide a 45,000-square-foot addition to the engineering center for inquiry-based learning and research. Construction of the $15.3 million addition began in summer 2000 and will continue into the 2001 academic year. Exterior construction is scheduled to be complete in January, with official opening and dedication of the facility slated for April 26, 2002. A pedestrian walkway around the construction site, adjacent to the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, will continue to be in use through the fall semester. However, starting in the spring semester, pedestrians coming onto campus from lot 436 will be able to walk under the second-story bridge joining the ITL Laboratory with the Discovery Learning Center. From there, they will enter a new brick plaza adorned with a granite ball fountain and seating areas, nestled between the wings of the engineering center. Pedestrian and vehicle access to the engineering center from Colorado Avenue also will be restored by early spring. Engineering Drive, an L-shaped access road that links Colorado Avenue and Regent Drive, will be reconstructed, and a small parking lot with faculty, staff and visitor spaces, will be built on the north side of the new building. Pedestrians will be able to enter the plaza by walking under the third-story bridge joining the Discovery Learning Center with the north wing of the engineering center. Another eye-catching exterior feature of the new building is the observatory dome, which already has been lifted by crane onto the roof adjacent to Regent Drive. The observatory will house a 12.5-inch telescope built and donated to the Colorado Space Grant Consortium by Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education Rodney Taylor. Consortium director Elaine Hansen said the equipment will be used for education and student research, and that undergraduates plan to make the telescope remotely operable so students in K-12 classrooms across the country can view its images over the Internet. Laboratories for research and study in aerospace engineering and space experiments, biomaterials and biotechnology, drinking water systems, information technology and telecommunications will be housed in the new facility, along with videoconferencing, multimedia teaching and team meeting rooms. The Discovery Learning Center is part of a college-wide initiative to increase access to sponsored research for students at all levels. Like the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, which set a new standard for interdisciplinary hands-on learning when it opened in 1997, the DLC is pioneering a new educational philosophy – the widespread integration of undergraduates into the college’s research mission. The center, designed by Klipp Colussy Jenks DuBois Architects of Denver, was made possible by a match between state and private donations. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 26, 2001 last_img read more

Earl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2

first_imgPhoto: ContributedThe Earl and Countess of Wessex. Earl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2 Official VisitsFebruary 20, 2014Written by: Judith A. Hunter Story HighlightsPrince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and the Countess of Wessex will arrive in the island on Sunday, March 2, for a four-day Working Visit. Their Royal Highnesses will participate in activities related to the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Jamaica. The Earl will meet with the Board of Directors of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International, Jamaica. Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedRegion Has Collective Wisdom to Overcome Poverty and Inequality – PMcenter_img Earl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2JIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedPM Calls for Integrated Strategy to Address Climate Change Prince Edward, the Earl and the Countess of Wessex will arrive in the island on Sunday, March 2, for a four-day Working Visit.Their Royal Highnesses will participate in activities related to the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Jamaica.As the Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Foundation and Chair of the International Council, the Earl will meet with the Board of Directors of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International, Jamaica. The Board is chaired by Professor Derrick McKoy, of the University of the West Indies, Mona.Download Media Accreditation form for the Visit of the Earl and Countess of WessexThe Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people.  It is awarded to young people between the ages of 12 and 24, who learn to work as a team. They are also required to complete activities in four areas for a specified period, including an adventurous expedition, skills and physical recreation.The Award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, and now operates in 144 countries, including Jamaica. Since its inception, over seven million persons around the world have participated in the Award.Some of the other activities that their Royal Highnesses will participate in during the visit include a courtesy call on the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who is also  Patron of the Award in Jamaica; tours of the UWI Sports Medicine Facility, the University of Technology (UTech), the Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Bustamante Museum.They will also visit the Jamaica Defence Force Headquarters, Genesis Academy,  Holy Family Primary and Infant Schools and the Portmore HEART Academy. Their Royal Highnesses will depart the island on March 5. RelatedCuban President says Region Must Take Bold Steps to Eradicate Povertylast_img read more

India gears up for next spectrum auction – report

first_img Previous ArticleThe WebRTC conundrumNext ArticleFacebook plans mobile money service Español Author Home India gears up for next spectrum auction – report Tags WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more India amenaza con actuar contra la nueva política de privacidad de WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulations Ken Wieland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 APR 2014 Related India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will soon begin the process of auctioning off another batch of spectrum in several regions, according to the Economic Times.The 900MHz and 1.8GHz spectrum going under the hammer is currently held by Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Rcom and Vodafone India. The majority of licences in question are set to expire in December 2015.DoT says it’s preparing the auction process now so companies have plenty of time to  adjust their business plansThe communications ministry, reports the Economic Times, will kick-off the auction process by asking advice from TRAI, India’s telecoms regulator, on the recommended reserve prices for the 900MHz and 1.8GHz wireless frequencies on offer.In the auction of 900MHz and 1.8GHz spectrum, concluded in February, operators pledged nearly $10 billion.A total of 184MHz in the 900MHz band is up for grabs in the latest auction, while 27.8MHz is available at 1.8GHz.As many as 29 mobile licences are up for renewal between December 2015 and April 2016.A senior DoT official, cited by the Economic Times, said no date had been set for the auction. DoTFinancialIndiaRegulatorylast_img read more