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Multimillion-dollar listing is coastal suburb’s most viewed

first_imgThe outdoor setting is bordered by a bespoke concrete beam with inset strip lighting. Retractable doors invite the outside in.Foliage including Jasmine drapes over and throughout the property, with retractable doors allowing the outside in.Wall to floor glass is also used extensively. 15 Cleland Crescent, Broadbeach Waters is on the market for $8.495 million.MORE people wanted to buy this modern masterpiece than anywhere else in Broadbeach Waters.According to realestate.com.au, this waterfront house was the most popular listing in the suburb in the past week.The living room with 5.5m ceilings, electronic blinds, fireplace, wall to floor glass and stone features.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe $8.495 million listing at 15 Cleland Crescent sits on 30.5 metres of water frontage with spectacular city skyline views.It’s standout features include a stunning pool and spa setting, 2000 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar and media room.Heated floors feature throughout.last_img read more

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Plan for Retirement to Avoid Suffering in Old Age

first_imgThe Deputy Managing Director for Administration at the National Port Authority, Nyekeh Y. Forkpa, has said retirement must be legislated in order to have people retired honorably.Speaking last Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Sinkor, Monrovia, Mr. Forkpa said there is a need to put in place the necessary regulatory framework, laws to guide any scheme that will support retirement of the people.Workers are not retiring in dignity, he feared, and some have had to settle for less than the 100 percent of the promised retirement package that was already less than 100 percent of earnings.He explained that government can participate by formulating a retirement system through legislations that will address complex issues in the retirement process, including the tax treatment of the savings, incentives for employers to set up retirement plans, encourage participation by many employees, and provide a good regulatory framework to protect the interest of workers.“Government could go further by enforcing the laws through monitoring and supervision of retirement plans and investments, and interpretation of the laws through the court system,” he further stated.According to him, Retirement planning is not only a personal responsibility but also a national obligation because Liberia will face many social problems without a strong retirement regimen and there is a need to do something about this.“In developing countries such as Liberia, many people overlook retirement planning because they expect their children to take care of them. That used to be possible, but not so now. The fact is that things have changed over the years and many children are not willing or able to support their parents in retirement,” he explained.According to him, the systems that made such reliance possible are no longer in existence. “We are no longer having many children to support us through farming. Where there are many children, they often migrate to cities in search of education and jobs; and they begin their own families and take on their own responsibilities,” he observed. “If you are one of those workers or executives who are relying on their children for retirement, you have to start rethinking because that plan could fail, leaving you to face financial hardship in your old age. This is why it is important to plan for the future. Today, you will observe that pension and retirement problems are becoming more visible in our country.” “In the case of Liberia, Government is the largest employer. So the government has the added responsibility of helping its employees prepare adequately for retirement, which will send a positive signal to other employers. The Government will have to step up its game and ensure that there is a law in place to help private employers set up retirement plans for their employees,” Mr. Forkpa suggested.The government must first set up its own program that is adequate to address the issue of income after retirement.“Some employers feel they have a social responsibility to help provide financial security for those who gave many years of hard work for the success of the company.  The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) and the National Port Authority (NPA) are two entities that come to mind,” he explained.Mr. Forkpa continued, “The role of employers in this process includes, among others, the creation of the retirement plan, the making of contributions on behalf of employees, and the collection of employees’ contributions for remittance to the retirement plan manager. Usually, the funds are collected, accumulated and managed by professionals.” According to him, Social Security retirement benefits do not provide sufficient income for most retirees. Financial experts believe that it will take 60% to 90% of a worker’s pre-retirement income to maintain their same lifestyle in retirement. This is why government, corporate, and individual retirement plans are created to augment the pension scheme of the social security program.“A unique feature of social security retirement benefits is that they may cease at the death of the pensioner. Therefore, those who are blessed with longer lives stand to benefit more from the system. In the case of Liberia, benefits may be paid to children up to certain ages,” he said.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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Port Your Phone Number to Google Voice (Maybe)

first_imgGoogle is testing the option for Google Voice users to port their existing phone numbers to the company’s Web-based telephony service. Although Google Voice has become a popular VOIP service for some users, particularly with its ability to transcribe messages, it has always seemed like a supplement rather than a replacement for a “real” phone number. That’s because, in no small part, you couldn’t ever port your phone number over to the Google account. Instead you had to set up a new Google Voice number and then construct a system of forwarding calls to it.But a keen eye at Engadget noticed last night that a new option was available – the ability to port your phone number to Google Voice for a $20 fee.“Huge,” was the initial reaction from lots of folks. And on the surface, indeed, this is a big deal, something that Google Voice users have long desired, and arguably the purpose behind the service – the ability to have one number that can “ring” and record all your phone calls. But after the news broke, Google contacted Engadget and others saying that this was only a test and only an option for some users, although it does “plan to offer this feature to all users in the near future.”For those who had their hearts lifted by the promise of moving a well-loved phone number to Google Voice, it looks like you’ll have to wait a bit longer. And arguably, you should use some caution before shelling out the $20.After all, Google is not a mobile phone service provider. Porting your number effectively ends your current service, and there may be some early termination fees for doing so. Furthermore, without a phone service provider, those ten digits won’t work – ported or not. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#voice#web Related Posts Of course, Google could pursue that option, but that seems to be significantly further down the road than just the option to port your number. And if Google can do that – lets us cancel our old phone line, move our number, and have cheap calls, free text messaging, and decent transcription – then yes, that would indeed be huge. audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Bengal introduces 10% quota in jobs, education

first_imgThe West Bengal government on Tuesday announced 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to people belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS). The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.“There will be a 10% reservation for them [EWS] in government service. However, those who are already covered under the SC, ST and OBC category will not be eligible. Details will be shared once the order is released, but in principle Mamata Banerjee’s Cabinet has agreed to the proposal,” Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Partha Chatterjee said. The decision comes six months after the Narendra Modi government approved a 10% quota in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections (EWS) among general category. CM meets SC, ST MLAsThe Congress and the Left parties welcomed the Mamata government decision. “The Centre had announced it earlier. We maintained pressure on the government…gradually good sense is prevailing on it,” leader of Left legislature party Sujan Chakraborty said. In another interesting development, Ms. Banerjee held a meeting with SC and ST MLAs of all political parties, a first in her eight-year tenure.last_img read more

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Regina protest camp still fighting for justice in Colten Boushie death despite

first_img[email protected] Tamara PimentelAPTN NewsIt’s been five months since Gerald Stanley was acquitted in the death of Colten Boushie.And a fight for change in the justice system continues in Saskatchewan.A camp in Regina has received an eviction notice – but protesters say they’re not going anywhere until those changes are made.Tamara Pimentel visited the camp.last_img