Survey finds Bandung residents more afraid of job loss than COVID-19

first_imgThirty-seven percent of the survey participants were entrepreneurs, 32 percent were employees, 13 percent informal workers and the remaining 18 percent were public servants, including soldiers and police officers.Read also: Greater Jakartans show low awareness of physical distancing measures despite PSBB: SurveyTransportation and parking management head Khairul Rizal of the Bandung Transportation Agency, who was in charge of the PSBB Survey, said that the survey was a randomized roadside interview. Random motorists were asked to participate in the survey as well as answer written questions from the Bandung Planning, Research and Development Agency.“Based on the survey results, 75 percent of the respondents spend more than six hours on average outside their homes every day, while the remaining respondents stay outdoors for two hours or less,” Rizal said in a statement on Tuesday.The PSBB in Bandung ended on Tuesday. Mayor Oded M. Danial has decided not to apply for an extension and instead wait for the end of the province-wide PSBB on May 20. On Tuesday, the city of Bandung recorded 235 confirmed cases with 35 deaths. West Java is the second-hardest hit province in the country after Jakarta, with at least 1,300 confirmed cases and 87 deaths as of Tuesday. (vny)Topics : Many people are venturing out of their homes in Bandung, West Java, despite the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) because they fear losing their jobs more than they fear contracting COVID-19, a recent city survey has found.The survey, which canvassed 310 passersby at eight different locations in the city, found that 62 percent of respondents had ventured out of their homes because they were afraid of losing their jobs. Meanwhile, 26 percent of respondents said they had come into the city because they were worried that their incomes would fall if they stayed at home.Only 10 percent of respondents said they were afraid of contracting the coronavirus, while a mere 2 percent said they were afraid of dying of COVID-19.last_img read more

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Aer Lingus ‘reluctantly’ accepts additional €51m pension payment

first_imgIrish flag carrier Aer Lingus is to pay nearly €191m towards a new defined contribution (DC) scheme for part of its staff, as the airline seeks to settle the protracted dispute surrounding the underfunded €1.4bn Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme (IASS).The company said it would accept the findings of an expert panel, convened by the Irish government and social partners, in what was seen as the final opportunity to end the “protracted and divisive dispute” over a €715m deficit in the multi-employer fund.In an announcement to the Irish Stock Exchange, Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller noted that a recommended €146.7m payment was a significant increase over a previous Labour Court ruling that urged a €110m investment into a new DC scheme to compensate active members for the benefits cuts they would incur due to the restructuring of the IASS.“Aer Lingus and the company reluctantly accept the recommendations of the expert panel as the only solution that is capable of acceptance by all the parties,” Mueller said. He said implementing the “very complex” solution would require continued effort by everyone involved in the dispute, which has lasted several years, partially due to the reluctance of former major shareholder Ryanair to consent to any payment.Mueller added: “A significantly improved industrial relations environment is also a key requirement, and a functioning internal dispute resolution mechanism must be established for this purpose. We strongly encourage all parties to work collaboratively to achieve these goals.”Additionally, the company said it would offer the trustee of the IASS a further €14m to compensate deferred members for part of their benefits cuts, raising its offer to €44m.It said it was now engaging with the trustee and had received “initial conformation” that the fund would proceed with a proposed de-risking strategy, as outlined in a recent funding proposal.Under the 25-year funding proposal, the scheme has allocated heavily to euro-zone government bonds, with an aim of achieving a €28m surplus by 2039.It is also reducing member benefits by up to 20%, cutting the current deficit to €197m.If both payments are accepted by the trustee, then Air Lingus would end up contributing €190.7m to a new DC fund, a nearly €51m increase from the €140m payment previously recommended by a Labour Court settlement.The company will now seek final approval for all payments from all stakeholders, then convene an extraordinary general meeting to gain shareholder approval, with the aim of completing all payments by the end of 2016.The announcement comes a day after Irish minister Leo Varadkar, whose Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport was one of the government departments involved in convening the expert panel, told the Dáil that he urged all parties to seize the opportunity and “bring this issue to a final and fair conclusion”.He added that he had spoken with both the chairman of Aer Lingus, Colm Barrington, and at least one of the board members representing the interests of the state.Varadkar also said he had not yet had an opportunity to discuss the matter with the board of the Dublin Airport Authority, the other scheme sponsor involved in the dispute, which was also urged by the expert panel to contribute towards the funding of a new DC scheme.A spokesman for DAA referred back the company’s previous statement on the expert panel report, which noted that it would review the recommendations.last_img read more

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College football 2020: Full week-by-week schedule for every Power 5 conference

first_imgThe 2020 college football schedule is starting to come into focus for the Power 5 conferences in the FBS.The Pac-12 an Big Ten canceled their fall sports seasons Tuesday, a move that means only three Power 5 conferences will have football in 2020. The ACC released its schedule. The Big 12 and SEC have held off on announcing their full schedules to this point.  MORE: Notable opt-outs for 2020 seasonSporting News will continue to update the college football schedule as those other conferences makes those decisions. Here’s a look at the 2020 college football schedule that is officially on the books. 2020 Power 5 college football scheduleSept. 10 UAB at Miami Sept. 12Clemson at Wake Forest Duke at Notre Dame Georgia Tech at Florida StateWestern Kentucky at LouisvilleSyracuse at North Carolina  N.C. State at Virginia Tech VMI at Virginia Sept. 19 Boston College at Duke Samford at Florida State UCF at Georgia Tech Miami at Louisville N.C. State at Wake Forest Virginia at Virginia Tech Syracuse at Pitt Charlotte at North CarolinaTBD: Clemson, Notre Dame Sept. 26Florida State at Miami Georgia Tech at Syracuse Louisville at Pitt Notre Dame at Wake Forest Oct. 3 North Carolina at Boston College Virginia at Clemson Virginia Tech at Duke N.C. State at Pitt Oct. 9 Georgia Tech at Louisville Oct. 10 Pitt at Boston College Miami at Clemson Duke at Syracuse Florida State at Notre Dame N.C. State at Virginia Virginia Tech at North Carolina Oct. 17 Boston College at Virginia Tech Clemson at Georgia Tech Duke at N.C. State North Carolina at Florida State Louisville at Notre Dame Pitt at Miami Virginia Tech at Wake Forest Liberty at Syracuse Oct. 24Georgia Tech at Boston CollegeSyracuse at Clemson Florida State at Louisville Notre Dame at Pitt N.C. State at North Carolina Virginia at Miami Virginia Tech at Wake Forest Oct. 31Charlotte vs. Duke Boston College at Clemson Notre Dame at Georgia Tech Virginia Tech at Louisville North Carolina at Virginia Syracuse at Wake Forest Nov. 6 Miami at N.C. State Nov. 7 Boston College at Syracuse Clemson at Notre Dame North Carolina at Duke Florida State at Pitt Louisville at VirginiaLiberty at Virginia Tech Nov. 14Notre Dame at Boston College Duke at Virginia Florida State at N.C. State Georgia Tech at Pitt Wake Forest at North Carolina Miami at Virginia Tech Nov. 20Syracuse at Louisville Nov. 21Clemson at Florida StateWake Forest at Duke Georgia Tech at Miami Liberty at N.C. StateVirginia Tech at Pitt Nov. 27 Louisville at Boston College Notre Dame at North Carolina  Nov. 28 Pitt at Clemson Duke at Georgia Tech Virginia at Florida State N.C. State at Syracuse Miami at Wake Forest  Dec. 5Boston College at Virginia Clemson at Virginia Tech Florida State at Duke Georgia Tech at N.C. State North Carolina at Miami Wake Forest at Louisville Syracuse at Notre DameDec. 12 or Dec. 19 ACC championship gamelast_img read more

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Delight as €865 grant awarded to Arranmore Men’s Shed

first_imgIslands Minister Joe McHugh has approved funding towards equipment for the Men’s Shed on Arranmore Island.Minister McHugh said he was delighted to approve a grant of €865 for the cost of signage and carpentry instruments for Comharchumann Forbartha agus Fostaíochta Árainn Mhór.“This funding will allow the Men’s Shed to produce small items such as garden benches, bird houses and flower pots which they will then be able to sell,” said Minister McHugh. “It’s an innovative self-help project and this funding will help get it up and running.“My Department is keen to support such initiatives which are so important for islands like Arranmore.”Minister McHugh added: “I want to wish all those involved at Men’s Shed on Arranmore continued success in their endeavours.” An nuacht as Gaeilge:Tá deontas ceadaithe ag an Aire Stáit do na hOileáihn Joe McHugh TD do threalamh do Sheid na bhFear ar Oileán Árainn Mhór.Tá lúchair ar an Aire Stáit McHugh an deontas suas le €865 a cheadú do chun trealamh siúinéireachta agus comharthaí a cheannach do Comharchumann Forbartha agus Fostaíochta Árainn Mhór.“Beidh an deontas seo ina cuidiú do Sheid na bhFear chun píosaí troscáin/adhmadóireachta eile a dhéanamh agus iad a dhíol, ar nós binsí, tobáin bláth (próca bláthanna) agus tithe éan,” a dúirt an Aire Stait McHugh.“Is tógra nuálach féinchabhrach é agus cuidóidh an maoiniú seo leis.“Tá mo Roinn sásta cuidiú le tógraí nuálacha mar seo, a bhfuil tábhacht ar leith bainteach acu do hoileáin mar Árainn Mhór.”An tAire Joe McHugh, “Guím gach rath ar achan duine a bhfuil bainteach le Seid na bhFear ar Oileán Árainn Mhór as seo amach.” Delight as €865 grant awarded to Arranmore Men’s Shed was last modified: August 16th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)Tags:arranmore men’s shedjoe mc hughlast_img read more

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