Further 3 people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – June 23, 2020 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday June 23rdNext articleNass win for Luke McAteer News Highland Facebook A further 3 people with Covid-19 have died in IrelandThe total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the country now stands at 1,720.10 new cases have also been confirmed, bringing to 25,391, the total number of confirmed cases since the first outbreak of the virus in Ireland. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsAppcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Further 3 people with Covid-19 have died in Irelandlast_img read more

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Local art teachers recognized for students’ efforts

first_img You Might Like Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Local art teachers recognized for students’ efforts Book Nook to reopen Email the author Next UpPam Smith, coordinator of the annual Student Art Show, said students countywide were challenged with creating art the size of a dollar bill in a variety of categories and in different mediums.“We had almost 400 entries from the different schools in Troy, around the county and also home-schooled students,” Smith said. “We greatly appreciate the sponsorship of Troy Bank & Trust and the opportunity to show the students artwork here at the Johnson Center for the Arts. Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Brenda Campbell, JCA director, said the art center has been a-buzz with students, their family members and friends. Latest Storiescenter_img By Jaine Treadwell Dianna Lee of Troy Bank and Trust joins art teachers Kristy Drinkwater, Jennifer Lindsey, Jennifer Sullivant, Charlotte Walden and coordinator Pam Smith in a presentation ceremony rewarding the art teachers for their students’ successes in the art show. The show was sponsored by TB&T “Everyone has been very impressed with the artistic talent of students throughout the county,” Campbell said. “We are excited to have student art exhibited here.”The teachers expressed appreciation to TB&T for the monetary awards and for the opportunity for their students to participate in the annual art show and to the JCA for hosting the exhibit. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Pike County art teachers whose students took Best of Show honors in the 2020 Student Art Show; Art the Size of a Dollar Bill at the Johnson Center for the Arts were recognized Friday by Troy Bank & Trust, the annual sponsor of the county-wide student art show.Dianna Lee, TB&T marketing officer, presented checks in the amount of $100 each to teachers, Jennifer Lindsey, grades K-3; Kristy Drinkwater, grades 4-6; Jennifer Sullivant, grades 7-9 and Charlotte Walden, grades, 10-12. Lee congratulated the teachers and their students on a job very well done. Lee said the monetary awards will be used to purchase art supplies for the teachers’ classrooms. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Local tallies to be OK’d this week The unofficial summary report for the November 3, 2020 Pike County General Election has been made available from the Pike… read more Published 10:28 pm Friday, November 6, 2020 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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USS looks to scrap final salary over deficit concerns

first_imgOne of UK’s largest pensions fund, the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), is looking to close the doors to its final salary plan for active members following serious concerns over a substantial deficit.In March last year, the scheme revealed a deficit of £11.5bn, but its actual deficit to date will not be known until later this year when it completes its triennial valuation.Although USS was unable to give any further indication on just how much the funding black hole would be, it said the trustees expected to report a “continuing, substantial funding deficit later this year”.To help tackle this deficit, a potential closure of the final salary plan for active members could be on the table. USS said it will decide in June next year on whether the final salary scheme will close and insisted that at this stage it was just an option and not a proposal.The closure of the final salary scheme would could affect around two-thirds of the 150,000 member base, and see them shifted into a career average revalued earnings (CARE) scheme, in line with the remaining third.This would also fall in line with other public sector schemes in the UK, such as the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), which became career-average from April this year.CARE schemes are still defined benefit models, but calculate payable pension based on the member’s average salary, rather than the final amount.The majority of UK companies and organisations in the UK have been forced to ditch their ‘gold-plated’ final scheme over the last few years to help tackle costs associated with people living longer and poor market performance.Career-average or defined contributions plans have been put in place instead for pension provision to remain sustainable.“The trustee is working with employer and member representatives to consider the options available to respond to the ongoing funding position.“However, at this stage of the process it is premature to discuss any specific proposals,” USS said in statement.The Employers Pensions Forum, which represents Universities UK, Guild HE, and the Universities and College Employers Association, said there could be changes to pension benefits for future service and changes to contribution rates for both employers and members.It said negotiations, discussions and consultations will take place in the coming months with a Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), which consists of eleven members – five appointed by Universities UK representing the employers, five appointed by UCU representing individual members and an independent Chair, Andrew Cubie.Michael MacNeil, head of bargaining, at the University and College Union, said: “The deficit valuation should not come as much of a surprise to anybody involved with the scheme.“Although disappointing, it is also no surprise that closing the final salary scheme is one proposal. However, we will be speaking with the employers a lot more over the coming weeks and we hope that the USS Board and the employers recognise that any changes ensure the scheme remains sustainable and attractive.”The changes must be agreed by the JNC before being put forward to the trustee.last_img read more

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