Ice Cream with Candidates has Moved to Jon & Patty’s Tonight 4:30 –…

first_imgAntwan McClellan, Eric Simonson, and Mike Testa will be at Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro at 637 Asbury Ave., OCNJ from 4:30 – 6:30PM on Monday 9/16. Come out and meet the Cape May County GOP Candidates for Senate and Assembly at Jon & Patty’s Restaurant and enjoy some ice cream between 4:30 – 6:30PM.The event was originally scheduled to take place at the Hobby Horse Ice Cream Polar, but was switched to Jon & Patty’s due to an unfortunate fire that damaged the Hobby Horse last night.Carol Heenan was kind enough to donate all of the ice cream and Jon & Patty stepped-up to host the event.Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro is located at 637 Asbury Ave., OCNJlast_img

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Malta considers auto-enrolment reform

first_imgThe current system will offer a tax rebate on annual contributions up to €1,000, which it was hoped would offer an average replacement rate of 9% after 40 years of contribution.The pension strategy group’s report said that, while 2015 was too early to assess how successful the rollout of the new scheme had been, by 2020, the commission should conduct an “in-depth” review of its success.“In the event the Review shows the [Supporting Retirement Scheme] would not have delivered as planned,” the paper says, “the Review should give strategic consideration to recommending a mandatory opt-in, voluntary opt-out scheme, where the employer is responsible for managing the administration aspects of the scheme, and the government is responsible for the design of the fiscal incentive framework.”Malta has previously been criticised by the European Commission for failing to raise its statutory retirement age to compensate for increasing longevity.In country-specific reform proposals published last year, the European executive noted: “The statutory retirement age remains disconnected from life expectancy, which poses a problem for the long-term sustainability and adequacy of pensions.” The Maltese government should introduce auto-enrolment if its latest attempt to boost private pension saving fails, a comprehensive report on the country’s pension system has urged.The government should also conduct strategic reviews of the pension system every five years, with the parameters of each report set by a standalone commission, according to a paper by the Pensions Strategy Group.The group set out to review the Maltese system by taking into account the “solid foundation” of the state pension while recognising it cannot serve as the sole source of income on retirement.The report, prepared for the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity, suggested that if the introduction of a voluntary third pension – an individual savings account administered by the banking sector – failed to attract sufficient interest despite tax incentives, then employees should be auto-enrolled.last_img read more

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Sinoe Artisan Fishermen Want Urgent Preservation Facilities

first_imgMore than 500 artisan fishermen comprising Liberians and Ghanaians want stakeholders in the fisheries sector of the country to empower them with preservation facilities at the Greenville port in Sinoe County.The artisan fishermen and women specifically appealed for mounted boat machines, nets, cold-storage, spare-parts’ stores and above all capacity building in the form of training.They further appealed to the Bureau of National Fisheries (BNF), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), West Africa Regional Fisheries Project (WARFP)  Liberia for the exposure of Liberian fishermen to foreign training.The fishermen and women expressed their desire to be trained in the areas of preservation, cold-management, canoe repairs, business skills, project proposal writing, administrative and leadership skills and basic accounting skills.Due to the gross lack of modern preservation facilities at the Greenville port, profit margins on the sales of the various kinds of fishes have not lifted them from the poverty lines in Sinoe County.The fishermen also pointed out that the costs associated with the importation of materials such as nets and spare-parts, are daunting challenges and constraints being encountered by them at the port city Greenville in Sinoe County.They explained that fishing materials intended to enhance the work of the canoes and make them effective are brought in the country from the West African state of Ghana and other countries in the sub-region.The fishermen and women also underscored the need for the construction of a modern fishing landing facility that would help preserve the fish for a longer period in Greenville, Sinoe County.On the current effect of the method being used to preserve (dry) the fish, the fishermen and women intimated that the continuous use of the dry red wood has long-term medical implications on the eyes and some parts of the body.    Throwing light on other challenges and constraints, the fishermen and women spoke of poor preservation methods (using dry red wood), poorly constructed canoes and sanitation crisis prone environment.The fishermen and women asserted that they lack adequate latrine and bath room facilities at the port city of Greenville in Sinoe County.  “We work so hard to catch the fish in large quantities and gain very little profits, owing to the general lack of modern preservation facilities that could keep our fish for a longer period of time at the port of Greenville in Sinoe County,” fishermen Andrew B. Doe asserted.Asked about foreign vessels that sometimes venture into Liberian territorial waters, Mr. Doe, who is also the Coordinator of the Sinoe Fishermen Association, noted that such condition does not exist at the moment at the Greenville port.Coordinator Doe also disclosed that during the high peak of the Dry Season,  strange fishing vessels with inscription ‘Senegal’ are often spotted at the Greenville Port.Commenting on when fishermen normally catch more fish in the Atlantic Ocean, Coordinator Doe indicated that from the month of October to December of each year, they generate more profits on the sales of fish.“Our area at the Greenville port contains steep and large solid rocks that sometimes damage the foreign vessels that on some occasions come to fish in the Liberian territorial waters in Sinoe County,” Coordinator Doe indicated.For his part, fisherman Jeremiah Brooks told the Daily Observer that current place of habitation is plagued with insurmountable sanitation crisis that needs external support from partners in the fisheries sector of the country.“Our environment is contaminated with multiple air and water borne diseases owing to the wanton disposal of garbage and other hazardous waste products,” fisherman Brooks lamented.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Ladies NotesRose Gavigan continued her good form by scoring a creditable 37 pts in tough conditions and winning Saturday 9th March’s Ladies Competition. Robyn Mc Connell was next best, scoring 32 pts.Well done to Maggie Foy and Mavis Curtis who beat Cruit in the first round of the Irish Mail Competition. Good luck in the next round.  Could all ladies please check the online timesheet for your time in the Easter Hamper Draw. Prize giving will take place in the Clubhouse after the competition. The Three Day Tirconnell Event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th of May. Day 1 will take place in Letterkenny, Day 2 in Ballybofey/Stranorlar and Day 3 in Dunfanaghy. Please start organising your teams of 3 soon. More information to follow.  Results:Saturday 9th March: Ladies 18 Hole Club Stableford1st: Rose Gavigan 37 pts2nd: Robyn Mc Connell 32 pts GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 12th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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