Two North east charities which help hundreds of people suffering from chronic conditions have been thrown a financial lifeline thanks to the annual sports-themed fundraising dinner, Sportschallenge. Grampian MS Therapy Centre and Banchory-based dementia charity Forget-Me-Not will this year join existing beneficiaries Maggie’s and Children’s Aid (Scotland) in receiving a share of the funds raised by the event, which is hosted by Simmons & Company International, energy specialists of Piper Jaffray.Teams from businesses across the region will battle it out across four rounds of sports trivia as they compete in the Question of Sport-style quiz, which will take place on Thursday, September 13, at the AECC and hosted by former Rangers player and Scotland International Ally McCoist, alongside renowned sporting personality Alan McInally.Monies raised will go towards the Active Forget-Me-Not project, which helps individuals with dementia to continue enjoying sports and … [Read more...] about Financial help for charity
By Gordon DeeganA worker at an amusement company was forced to resign from his job under duress after he was brought out to sea in a speed-boat by his boss where he was questioned for an hour over a missing €10,000.In the case, the worker said that during the questioning on the boat, 2.6 miles from shore, reference was made to the fact that he would not be able to reach land by swimming because of the coldness of the water.The worker denied taking any money and told the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that he was scared and cold during the questioning that continued for about one hour.At that stage a helicopter appeared and hovered in the area. The boat was untied from the buoy and made its way back to the harbour while the questions continued.The worker told the WRC that he was subjected to physical and mental stress, was verbally abused and that he was forced to resign under duress.He said three people questioned him on the speedboat, the company director, his line manager … [Read more...] about Amusement firm boss brings employee out to sea to quiz him about missing €10k
South Scotland 20 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-44898584 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel An oyster festival in south west Scotland has secured funding support for its second edition.The Stranraer event is … [Read more...] about Oyster festival nets financial backing
Herb Jackson USA TODAY Published 5:12 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 WASHINGTON — Two women talked about their abortions. Another who worked at Toys R Us for 33 years said a Wall Street leveraged buyout left her facing unemployment without severance. And a minister pressed for justice reform by describing a man now free on bail after serving more than 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. An all-white jury at his third trial took just 30 minutes to convict him after two mixed-race juries at previous trials had deadlocked. Those stories and more at the "We the People" summit were used to extract promises and test the commitments of five Democratic senators who may be presidential candidates in 2020: Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten GIllibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. The format featured short speeches followed by two or three questions from the summit's … [Read more...] about Ahead of 2020 election, liberals quiz Booker, Gillibrand, Harris, Sanders and Warren
Matthew Frankel The Motley Fool Published 12:04 p.m. UTC Jun 2, 2018 Of Americans age 50 or older, 47% failed to pass a five-question Social Security quiz, according to a recent MassMutual survey. While this is somewhat better than a previous survey by the same company three years ago that found a 62% failure rate, this is still alarming. After all, Social Security is the largest retirement program in the U.S., covering the vast majority of senior citizens. Here's the quiz, followed by the correct answers and explanations behind each one. The quiz Let's take a look at the five-question quiz that just over half of Americans age 50 or older could pass, which is defined as scoring above 60%. See how many you can get correct, before scrolling down to the answers below. All five questions are true/false: Under current Social Security law, my benefits will not be reduced if I claim them at age 65. My spouse is eligible to receive Social Security retirement benefits, even if he or she … [Read more...] about 47% of American pre-retirees failed this basic Social Security quiz. Can you pass it?