US Senate opposes change in Social Security calculation

first_imgUS Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said today that a Senate vote showed overwhelming opposition to President Barack Obama’ s proposal to cut benefits for Social Security recipients and disabled veterans. The Senate early Saturday passed a budget resolution that included Sanders’ amendment against switching to a so-called chained consumer price index which would cut cost-of-living adjustments by changing how inflation is measured. ‘ This is a strong signal that when push comes to shove the Senate is going to oppose any effort to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, disabled veterans and their survivors,’ Sanders said after the vote. By adopting the amendment, the Senate went on record against the change that would cut Social Security benefits for more than 55 million Americans as part of what the White House calls a ‘ grand bargain’ with Republicans in Congress. Typical 65-year-old retirees would lose more than $650 a year by their 75th birthday and more than $1,000 a year would be cut from their benefits once they reach 85. The proposed change also would affect more than 3.2 million disabled veterans receiving disability compensation benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who started receiving VA disability benefits at age 30 would have their benefits reduced by $1,425 at age 45, $2,341 at age 55 and $3,231 at age 65.  Benefits for more than 350,000 surviving spouses and children also would be cut. Groups supporting Sanders’ amendment included AARP, the AFL-CIO, National Organization for Women, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS and others. Sanders is chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the founder of the Defending Social Security Caucus. Source: BURLINGTON, Vt., March 25 ‘ Sanders officelast_img read more

5 Stasiun Tersibuk di Dunia, Semua Ada Di Jepang!

first_imgKepadatan Penumpang saat Rush Hour Bukanlah menjadi suatu fenomena yang baru ketika kita pergi ke salah satu stasiun kereta di Ibu Kota dan menjumpai lonjakkan penumpang yang amat sangat ramai, terutama di pagi hari. Sebagian masyarakat sub-urban Jakarta lebih memilih untuk menggunakan kendaraan umum seperti kereta untuk menjangkau daerah pusat, daripada harus bermacet-macetan menggunakan kendaraan pribadi. Lonjakkan penumpang seperti ini terjadi setiap hari di hampir semua stasiun di Ibu Kota. Para pengguna jasa PT KAI ini mesti berdesak-desakkan dari stasiun awal hingga stasiun tujuannya. Tidak hanya pagi hari, para penumpang juga harus kembali berkutat dengan penuhnya kereta pada jam pulang kerja. Kenyataan seperti ini, mau tidak mau, harus diterima oleh para penumpang setiap harinya, terkecuali weekend.Kepadatan Penumpang di Stasiun ShinjukuTernyata, selain di Ibu Kota, lonjakkan penumpang seperti ini terjadi juga di luar negeri. Seperti yang dilansir oleh Guinness Book World of Record, Stasiun Shinjuku di Tokyo, Jepang ini merupakan stasiun tersibuk di Dunia. Dengan kata lain, stasiun ini merupakan stasiun yang memiliki angka lonjakkan penumpang tertinggi di Dunia. Stasiun yang memiliki kurang lebih 200 pintu keluar ini melayani perjalanan menuju berbagai daerah di Jepang. Terdapat sekitar 200 pintu keluar dan 53 peron di stasiun ini. Sebanyak 36 peron terdapat di stasiun ini, termasuk yang ada di bawah tanah dan lorong-lorong, sedangkan 17 lainnya dapat diakses melalui lorong yang terdapat di dalamnya, tanpa harus keluar dari stasiun. Shinjuku sendiri terdiri dari lima stasiun, yaitu JR-East, Odakyu Electric Railway, Keio Corporation, Tokyo Metro dan Toei Subway.Tercatat, hampir 3,5 juta orang datang ke Stasiun Shinjuku setiap harinya untuk berangkat menuju tempat tujuannya. Lalu pada 2007 lalu, stasiun ini mencatat penumpang yang datang setiap harinya mencapai angka rata-rata 3,64 juta orang. Atas “kesibukannya” inilah, Stasiun Shinjuku menduduki peringkat pertama dengan predikat stasiun tersibuk di dunia versi Guinness Book World of Record.Kepadatan di Stasiun ShibuyaStasiun tersibuk kedua di dunia ditempati oleh Stasiun Shibuya, Jepang. Stasiun yang dioperasikan bersama-sama dengan East Japan Railway Company, Keio Corporation, Tokyu Corporation, dan Tokyo Metro ini didatangi oleh kurang lebih tiga juta penumpang setiap harinya. Layaknya stasiun komuter pada umumnya, stasiun ini melayani perjalanan dari daerah tengah kota menuju sub-urban Jepang sebelah Selatan dan Barat.monumen Hachiko di Sekitaran Stasiun Shibuya Ada sesuatu yang unik dari stasiun ini, apabila diantara Anda ada yang pernah mendengar cerita tentang Hachiko, seekor anjing ras Akita Inu yang terkenal akan kesetiaannya menunggu sang majikannya pulang kerja. Setiap hari, Hachiko selalu setia menunggu majikannya di depan stasiun ini. Namun pada tahun 1925, Hachiko tidak mendapati sang majikan muncul dari tengah-tengah kerumunan orang yang keluar dari stasiun itu. Ternyata sang majikan telah meninggal dan Hachiko tidak mengetahuinya. 10 tahun berselang, Hachiko yang tetap menunggu di depan Stasiun Shibuya ini akhirnya menyusul sang majikan. Oleh karena itu, di depan Stasiun Shibuya didirikan monument berupa patung anjing untuk mengenang kesetiaan dari Hachiko.Lonjakan penumpang di Stasiun Ikebukuro. Sumber: wikimedia.orgLalu di peringkat ketiga stasiun tersibuk di Dunia dipegang oleh Stasiun Ikebukuro, Jepang. Hampir 2,7 juta orang datang setiap harinya ke stasiun ini untuk mendapatkan kereta menuju tempat tujuannya. Diperkirakan, lebih dari 910 juta orang setiap tahunnya “mampir” ke stasiun yang terletak di jantung kota Tokyo ini. Stasiun Ikebukuro dibuka pertama kali pada 1 April 1903 oleh Japanese Government Railway atau Departemen Perkeretaapian Jepang. Stasiun yang pada tahun 1903 hanya menangkut 28.000 penumpang setiap tahunnya, kemudian meningkat drastis pada 1965 dengan total angkutan 145.000.000.Stasiun Umeda. Sumber: http://media.gettyimages.comPeringkat keempat stasiun tersibuk di Dunia ditempati oleh Stasiun Umeda. Rata-rata, stasiun ini dapat mengangkut 2.5 juta penumpang setiap harinya. Stasiun yang terletak di sebelah utara kota Osaka ini menduduki peringkat pertama stasiun tersibuk di Wilayah Barat Jepang. Terdapat tiga jalur dalam stasiun ini, yaitu Hankyu Railway, Hanshin Railway, dan Osaka Municipal Subway. Terminal Hanshin Railway kerap kali disebut Stasiun Hanshin Umeda. Stasiun ini dibuka pada Desember 1906 lalu dipindahkan menjadi stasiun bawah tanah pada Maret 1939.stasiun Yokohama. Sumber: hikkii.files.wordpress.comLalu pada peringkat kelima stasiun tersibuk di Dunia ditepati oleh Stasiun Yokohama, Jepang. Tercatat stasiun ini melayani 760 juta penumpang setiap tahunnya. Pada tahun 2013, sebanyak 406.594 penumpang menjajaki kakinya di stasiun yang terletak di Prefektur Kanagawa ini. Stasiun Yokohama menyediakan 11 jalur di 6 operator dan 17 peron. Stasiun bawah tanah yang luasnya mencakup beberapa lantai ini terhubung dengan beberapa bangunan di sekitarnya.Kira-kira, stasiun-stasiun di Jakarta ada di posisi berapa ya?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related”Banyuwangi Baru,” Stasiun di Paling Ujung Timur Pulau Jawa20/04/2018In “Darat””Warung Bandrek,” dari Tempat Minum Sampai Jadi Nama Stasiun Kereta23/01/2018In “Darat”Stasiun Jatinegara, Gerbang Keluar Masuk Jalur Kereta di Ibu Kota18/01/2018In “Darat”last_img read more

Em Nau Niu Kik program successful, AFL official says

first_imgAFL BY JONATHAN SIBONA AFL PNG Junior Development has successfully delivered the Em Nau Niu Kick program at Goldie River Primary School outside the National Capital District last week. The AFL team was at the school in the last two days (Thursday and Friday) to deliver the program. Southern Region AFL PNG Junior Development Manager David Topeni told the Post-Courier early this week the aim of the program is to help get kids (children) to know the basics of the code at an early age. “The program up at the Goldie Primary School turned out to be successful. We just got the kids to learn the basics of AFL that includes kicking the ball, bouncing and bowling but no body contact following the protocols,” Topeni said. He also said due to protocols, the program was divided into two sessions per day with 20-25 students to a development officer learning the basics. “The Goldie Primary School had prepared well and was ready for the program and everything went well,” he said. Topeni said Goldie Primary is the first school in the Southern region to take part in the program. “All the teachers and staff (members) were very happy and also enjoyed the program and we are looking forward for another program at Goldie,” he said. Topeni said due to the Covid-19 protocols and guidelines, the program will not reach other schools yet until approval is given. He added that schools ready for the program are Port Moresby International, Gordon International and La Salle Technical College, who will be introduced to the program during the term four holidays, while other primary schools are yet to be confirmed. “Now we are looking into elementary and lower primary. We won’t attend many schools because of Covid-19 (pandemic) and schools protocols. Target schools inside Port Moresby and outside of Port Moresby,” Topeni said. He added that the next stage will be the development competition and therefore, it is better to start the programs early. Topeni also acknowledged Paradise Foods Limited for the sponsorship and support given to run the AFL development programs.last_img read more

World boxing champ Tyson Fury takes trip to discount store Home Bargains despite being worth a cool £30million

first_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicoptercenter_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. WORLD boxing champ Tyson Fury boxed clever with his cash yesterday — on a trip to Home Bargains.The fighter, 31, worth £30million, bought his kids presents at his local discount store after returning from Las Vegas.Fury was seen taking his kids on a trip to the discount shopFury is said to have pocketed a £2m fight purse from Saturday’s fight against Wilder, 34, and millions more from a pay per view TV dealCredit: ReutersThe millionaire treated his children to some presentsHe was earlier greeted by hundreds of fans at Manchester airport before wife Paris drove him home to Morecambe, Lancs.Fury, who beat Deontay Wilder to win the WBC heavyweight title after weeks away at training camp, was reunited with his five children and took his four eldest to buy gifts.An onlooker said: “It was amazing to see.“Tyson has just banked millions from his fight and could buy them anything they want.“But as all parents know, children are happy with any gift and Home Bargains has a decent toy selection so the children were delighted.The world champion took time to greet well-wishers Fury even stopped to take photos with some fansAn onlooker said the kids ‘were delighted’ with their gifts“He was mobbed by well-wishers as he left, but he was happy to pose for pictures and sign autographs.“He’s well known in Morecambe and enjoys living there, so he doesn’t want to change anything with his home life.“He’s looking forward to going back to normal life for a few months before his promoter works out who he is fighting next.”Fury is said to have pocketed a £2m fight purse from Saturday’s fight against Wilder, 34, and millions more from a pay per view TV deal.He is now expected to either fight Wilder for a third time, or face fellow Brit Anthony Joshua in a potential £400 million all-British world heavyweight title unifier clash.Fury enjoyed an emotional reunion with his five children Prince John James, Prince Adonis Amaziah, Prince Tyson Fury II, Venezuela and Valencia Amber after spending weeks in a training camp in AmericaCredit: Free for editorial useFury is now expected to either fight Wilder for a third time, or face fellow Brit Anthony Joshua in a potential £400 million all-British world heavyweight title unifier clashCredit: PA:Press AssociationTyson Fury – The Gypsy King – starts on Thursday at 9pm on ITV 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING People Slammed By Massive Waves 4last_img read more