Gov links – Best Toplink http://besttoplink.info/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:49:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://besttoplink.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png Gov links – Best Toplink http://besttoplink.info/ 32 32 Government links underperformance of economy to revenue problems — Business — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News https://besttoplink.info/government-links-underperformance-of-economy-to-revenue-problems-business-the-guardian-nigeria-news-nigeria-and-world-news/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 02:40:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/government-links-underperformance-of-economy-to-revenue-problems-business-the-guardian-nigeria-news-nigeria-and-world-news/ The federal government has linked the economy’s underperformance to revenue-generating constraints, saying it needs to borrow to fill the budget gap for development projects, improve businesses and improve citizen standards. . The Director General of the Federation’s Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, expressed concern over the country’s growing debt profile and assured that the government would […]]]>

The federal government has linked the economy’s underperformance to revenue-generating constraints, saying it needs to borrow to fill the budget gap for development projects, improve businesses and improve citizen standards. .

The Director General of the Federation’s Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, expressed concern over the country’s growing debt profile and assured that the government would reduce debt servicing costs to free up enough resources for the programs that would enhance development.

Akabueze, who was represented by his technical adviser, Prof. Olumide Ayodele, spoke on “National Debt Burden: Causes, Effects and Realistic Economic Solutions”, at the 46th Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of the Nigeria (ICSAN) .

Stating that the focus of the conference was appropriate and timely to help the government address major fiscal challenges, he mentioned that the government debt of 32.9 trillion naira in 2020 increased to 39.6 trillion naira in 2021 with total government debt standing at N41.6. billion in March 2022, while debt service stands at $7.7 billion in 2021, compared to $6.4 billion in 2020.

According to him, because public debt is largely domestic, debt service accounts for a large share of debt.

He said that although the level of public debt is high in Nigeria, the budget office is of the view that public debt remains moderate and within sustainable limits by international standards.

On what the government has done to manage the debt, he said the government’s objective is to maximize domestic borrowing using longer-term instruments and to maximize financing from concessional sources, multilateral and bilateral windows. while replacing external borrowing with longer-term domestic borrowing. in a way that would not crowd out private sector investment.

Furthermore, he said the government was focusing on issuing promissory notes to settle arrears with key reforms to improve revenue collection, which he said are yielding results with significant improvements in non-oil revenue. .

“Improved revenue collection will significantly reduce deficits and the need to borrow and debt service burden,” he said. It is important to ensure that public debt is sustainable, revenue needs to be strengthened, and expenditure management needs to be improved and stem revenue leakages.

“At the end of 2021, public debt, as a ratio of 23%, is within the threshold of 55% recommended by the IMF and the World Bank and is well below the convergence threshold of the monetary zone W / A of 70% and our self-imposed limits of 40 percent.

In addition, the exposure of the public debt portfolio to currency risk is also moderate, as external debts represent around 40% of total debt in 2021 and the target ratio for 2023 is 30%.

He mentioned some measures to urgently avert the country’s growing debt crisis, saying immediate implementation of Steve Oronsaye’s report was essential to reduce the cost of governance.

He said the government’s medium-term goal was to raise the revenue-to-GDP ratio from 8% to 15% by 2025.

According to him, the government is introducing measures to reduce recurrent expenditure and limit spending by public enterprises to around 50 percent.

This, he says, is about reducing waste and better managing expenses.

ICSAN Chairman and Chairman Taiwo’ Gbenga Owokalade, who expressed concern over the country’s current debt profile, said it boded a bad omen for progress, development and sustainability from the country.

He said national sustainability cannot be spoken of if the nation can only survive by taxing the resources that should be available for the future.

Noting that Nigeria was struggling to service debt interest and repay principal, he said that with the grim statistics depicting such huge budget deficits, there was no denying that the case had come to a head.

According to him, while it is remarkable that getting into debt is not in itself a negative development, the size of the debt in relation to the national income, as well as the nature of the projects to which the loans obtained are applied constitute relevant questions for consideration. serious.

He said: “The relevant questions now are ‘Is the borrowing spree sustainable? How do you free yourself from this debilitating burden of debt? What governance model can we adopt to get out of this debt trap and succeed in delivering growth and development? One can go on and on with these types of questions that revolve around the perplexing debt riddle.

“A good thing, as the theme itself suggests, is that we are not only here to identify the roots and causes of the problem, we are even more determined to distill from our discourse and reflect today to the practical solutions that we can offer our many stakeholders in the form of recommendations.

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RBNZ Gov says working with other banks to understand climate change https://besttoplink.info/rbnz-gov-says-working-with-other-banks-to-understand-climate-change/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 04:10:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/rbnz-gov-says-working-with-other-banks-to-understand-climate-change/ Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Governor Adrian Orr is pictured during an interview at the bank in Wellington, New Zealand April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield/Files Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WELLINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Central Bank of New Zealand Governor Adrian Orr said on Monday the Reserve Bank of […]]]>

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WELLINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Central Bank of New Zealand Governor Adrian Orr said on Monday the Reserve Bank of New Zealand was working with more than 110 central banks around the world to better understand and integrate climate considerations in their work.

“As the climate continues to change, well-being and prosperity are compromised. To achieve the Reserve Bank’s objective, it is important that we understand this context,” Orr said in a speech at a conference on climate change and business.

Orr added that financial stability is best maintained when all relevant risks are identified, priced and allocated to those best able to manage them.

“The climate impacts are here now, and the risks of other impacts are here to stay. But there’s still a lot of stuff under our control,” Orr said.

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Genetic risk factors that underlie depression may also underlie Alzheimer’s disease https://besttoplink.info/genetic-risk-factors-that-underlie-depression-may-also-underlie-alzheimers-disease/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/genetic-risk-factors-that-underlie-depression-may-also-underlie-alzheimers-disease/ Some cases of Alzheimer’s disease may be due to genetic risk factors that may underlie depression, according to an NIA-supported data mining study by researchers at Emory University School of Medicine. The results, published in Biological psychiatrysuggest that the activity of at least seven genes could help explain why depression appears to increase the risk […]]]>

Some cases of Alzheimer’s disease may be due to genetic risk factors that may underlie depression, according to an NIA-supported data mining study by researchers at Emory University School of Medicine. The results, published in Biological psychiatrysuggest that the activity of at least seven genes could help explain why depression appears to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

First, the researchers looked for links between the two disorders by analyzing data from more than 1.2 million individuals of European descent who participated in several genome-wide association studies (GWAS ). These types of studies aim to find one-letter changes in DNA sequences, called “single nucleotide polymorphisms” – or “SNPs” for short – that often appear on the chromosomes of individuals with a particular disease. .

Although several other studies have suggested a relationship between depression and Alzheimer’s disease, previous attempts to search for genomic links between the two disorders have produced mixed results. But these surveys relied on a single GWAS of each disease.

In contrast, for this study, the scientists sought the combined results of several GWAS studies on depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Generally, the combination of data increases the chances of detecting reliable signals. They also used advanced analytical techniques to assess how SNPs can influence gene activity.

Initially, the team discovered that there is a shared genetic risk between the two diseases. In other words, they saw a correlation between the SNPs carried by people with Alzheimer’s and those observed in individuals who had experienced depression.

The researchers then used a different analysis technique to determine if there might be a causal link between the diseases. They found that SNPs associated with depression also increased an individual’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, the opposite was not observed. SNPs associated with Alzheimer’s disease did not increase the risk that an individual also had depression.

Further confirmation of these findings came when the researchers reanalyzed the combined results of two other aging studies known as ROS/MAP. Here, they found an association between participants who had higher genetic risk scores for depression and the onset of several features of dementia, including a more rapid decline in the ability to remember past experiences. Those with higher scores experienced faster memory decline.

To understand which genes could be at the origin of this association, the researchers studied the brains of individuals who participated in the ROS/MAP studies. Specifically, they looked at proteins and messenger RNA (mRNA) transcripts. When a gene is activated, its DNA sequence is copied or transcribed into mRNA and then often translated into a protein. Thus, measuring protein and mRNA levels can help a scientist assess gene activity.

They found that changes in the activity of at least seven proteins may underlie the genomic causal link between depression and Alzheimer’s disease discovered in this study. Notably, changes in the levels of two of these proteins, called RAB27B and DDAH2, have been associated with every feature of Alzheimer’s disease measured in studies of aging.

In a similar type of data mining study published in Nature Communicationresearchers have found that Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders may share at least 13 genetic links with several psychiatric disorders.

Overall, the results of the Emory study not only reinforced the apparent links between the two disorders, but also provided insights into how certain genes may play critical roles in driving the increased risk of the disease. Alzheimer’s associated with depression. These genes may be important targets for the development of drugs to treat both depression and dementia.

This research was supported in part by NIH grants R01AG056533, U01AG046161, U01AG061356, P50AG025688, P30NS055077, R01AG017917, R01AG015819, U24NS072026, U01MH115484, RF1AG057470, U01AG061357, R56AG062256, R56 AG060757, and by the Department of Veterans Affairs (Grant Nos. I01 BX003853 and 1IK4 BX005219).

These activities concern:

NIA AD+SARD Research Implementation Stage 1.A“Enable precision medicine research by supporting in-depth, longitudinal molecular endophenotyping of existing and new at-risk cohorts as well as cohorts and/or individuals who are resistant to disease despite high genetic risk (e.g., Down syndrome , ApoE 4 homozygous, FAD mutation carriers).”

NIA AD+SARD Research Implementation Stage 2.A“To create new research programs that use data and systems-based approaches to integrate the study of the basic biology of aging with the neurobiology of aging and research on neurodegeneration, AD and AD-related dementias to better understand the mechanism(s) of vulnerability and resilience in AD at all levels of biological complexity (from cellular to population level) and to gain a deeper understanding of the complex biology and of the integrative physiology of healthy and pathological cerebral aging.

References:
Harerimana NV, et al. Genetic evidence supporting a causative role of depression in Alzheimer’s disease. Biological psychiatry. 2022. Published online December 16, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.11.025.

Wingo TS, et al. Mechanisms common to the main psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. Nature Communication. 2022;13(1):4314. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-31873-5.

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Governor Cox signs a letter to the President, opposing the student loan plan https://besttoplink.info/governor-cox-signs-a-letter-to-the-president-opposing-the-student-loan-plan/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 21:09:10 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/governor-cox-signs-a-letter-to-the-president-opposing-the-student-loan-plan/ SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Spencer Cox is among 22 Republican governors who have signed a letter to President Joe Biden, asking him to immediately withdraw his student loan cancellation plan. The letter says they “support making higher education more affordable and accessible,” but they argue the current plan does not help in that effort. […]]]>

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Spencer Cox is among 22 Republican governors who have signed a letter to President Joe Biden, asking him to immediately withdraw his student loan cancellation plan.

The letter says they “support making higher education more affordable and accessible,” but they argue the current plan does not help in that effort.

Biden’s plan forgives up to $10,000 in student loan debt for former students and some current students. It also waives up to $20.00 for borrowers who have qualified for Department of Education pell grants.

The discount is for individuals earning less than $125,000 a year and couples earning less than $250,000. The White House says no high-income people – in the top 5% – will benefit from the plan.

They say the plan accomplishes three things:

  • Provide targeted debt relief to address the financial damage of the pandemic, in line with the President’s campaign promise.
  • Make the student loan system more manageable for current and future borrowers.
  • Protect future students and taxpayers by lowering the cost of college education and holding schools accountable when they raise prices.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan organization, estimates the plan will cost between $440 billion and $600 billion over the next 10 years.

Biden administration writes off $3.9 billion more in student loan debt

Cox and other Republican governors argue that Biden’s plan benefits high-income earners while shifting the responsibility to pay those loans to hard-working Americans who have avoided going into debt or have since paid off their loans.

“Americans who have not chosen to take out student loans themselves should certainly not be forced to pay the student loans of others,” the letter states. “At a time when inflation is skyrocketing due to your unprecedented tax and spending agenda, your plan will encourage more student loans, incentivize higher tuition fees and further increase inflation, which will have a negative impact on all Americans.”

The letter also argues that the president does not have the authority to cancel student loans.

“For these reasons and more, we ask that you withdraw your student loan plan immediately,” according to the letter.

How to stay protected from student loan forgiveness scams

In response to the letter signed by Cox, Commissioner Dave Woolstenhulme of the Utah Higher Education System sent the following statement to KSL:

“Regardless of the outcome of the letter signed by 22 of our nation’s governors opposing the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan, we support working with our governor, the legislature, college presidents, and students to keep the cost of college affordable and accessible to students.”

“The benefits of higher education are many, and an approach to affordability would most help future students access these benefits responsibly.”

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Young climate activists will challenge the Ontario government in court over greenhouse gas targets https://besttoplink.info/young-climate-activists-will-challenge-the-ontario-government-in-court-over-greenhouse-gas-targets/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 21:00:14 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/young-climate-activists-will-challenge-the-ontario-government-in-court-over-greenhouse-gas-targets/ Ontario has set dangerously low greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and is therefore discriminating against young people, who will bear a disproportionate burden of climate change, say seven young activists in a lawsuit against the government. Their constitutional challenge, backed by environmental lawyers from Ecojustice, is to be heard Monday in Ontario Superior Court. “While […]]]>

Ontario has set dangerously low greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and is therefore discriminating against young people, who will bear a disproportionate burden of climate change, say seven young activists in a lawsuit against the government.

Their constitutional challenge, backed by environmental lawyers from Ecojustice, is to be heard Monday in Ontario Superior Court.

“While climate change is global in scope, how decisions are made provincially and at all levels is of fundamental importance to solving this problem which affects us all,” said one. of young people, Shaelyn Wabegijig, at a press conference on Sunday.

“We are here today to deal with the dire situation we find ourselves in and are able to tell our children that we have done everything we can, while we can, to change our course.”

The crux of the lawsuit dates back to 2018, when the newly elected Progressive Conservative government repealed legislation from the former Liberal government that established a cap and trade system to reduce emissions. This law set a target of reducing emissions by 37% below 1990 levels by 2030.

The Conservatives replaced that target with a target to cut emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. Reducing the target by percentage and moving the base year will achieve 200 million tons more, according to the young experts.

It is a ‘dangerously high level of greenhouse gas emissions’ and violates the charter’s life and safety of the person articles, as well as discrimination on the basis of age, alleges the court case.

“Young people – and, in particular, young people under the age of 18 – and future generations will bear a disproportionate burden of the most devastating impacts of climate change because of their unique characteristics and the fact that the increasing nature of climate change impacts climate means the most devastating effects will occur in their lifetime,” the activists and their attorneys state in their written arguments.

Ontario government asks court to dismiss lawsuit

The Ontario government is asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing against “judicial review of environmental and climate policy.” There is no constitutional right requiring a government to take certain actions now to prevent future climate-related damage, government lawyers argue in written submissions.

Ontario isn’t contesting man-made climate change and its risks to people’s health, but for the lawsuit to succeed, the young people would have to prove that the province’s new target would cause or contribute to that damage – and they don’t, say government lawyers.

The Ontario government is asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing against “judicial oversight of environmental and climate policy.” There is no constitutional right requiring a government to take certain actions now to prevent future climate-related damage, government lawyers argue in written submissions. (Yan Theoret/CBC/Radio-Canada)

“It is fanciful to imagine that invalidating Ontario’s plan and target could avert the damage from anthropogenic climate change,” they write, saying Ontario’s emissions are less than 1 % of world total.

“None of the nominees’ experts have proven that the damage in Ontario caused by climate change would be avoided or even measurably mitigated if Ontario set a different target or proposed a different plan for the year 2030.”

But the young people question the credibility of government experts on this point, saying they “do not recognize the collective action aspect of the global warming problem”.

“They focus on Ontario’s relatively small fraction of GHGs on a global scale instead of the fact that jurisdictions like Ontario must take action to avert climate catastrophe,” the youth lawyers write in their arguments. .

This case is a chance to impress on Ontario and the rest of the country why strong emissions reduction targets are needed, said Zoe Keary-Matzner, one of the young people involved in the lawsuit.

“In my 15 years, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t deeply concerned about climate change and the fate of the world,” she said at the press conference. “I just wish my government felt the same way.”

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A 90-year-old Palo Alto veteran finds a way to serve again. You can also. | VA Palo Alto Health Care https://besttoplink.info/a-90-year-old-palo-alto-veteran-finds-a-way-to-serve-again-you-can-also-va-palo-alto-health-care/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 23:01:53 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/a-90-year-old-palo-alto-veteran-finds-a-way-to-serve-again-you-can-also-va-palo-alto-health-care/ Navy veteran Virginia Shefchick is the 20,000th Bay Area veteran to join VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP), which now has more than 900,000 participating veterans nationwide. The goal of MVP’s research is that veterans can one day see their doctor and get the right tests and treatment based on their genes, medical history, lifestyle, and […]]]>

Navy veteran Virginia Shefchick is the 20,000th Bay Area veteran to join VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP), which now has more than 900,000 participating veterans nationwide.

The goal of MVP’s research is that veterans can one day see their doctor and get the right tests and treatment based on their genes, medical history, lifestyle, and military experiences.

Every veteran who joins makes a difference in our search

Thanks to Shefchick and thousands of MVP veterans in the Bay Area, we understand some health conditions better than ever. This is just the beginning of what our research has to offer.

Already, data from veterans of our program has supported the largest genetic studies to date on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, heart disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, one of the forms the most common types of liver disease in the country.

Other areas of research include tinnitus, cancer, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, Gulf War illnesses and suicide prevention.

What it means to join the Million Veteran program

Fifteen minutes and a blood test are enough. If you decide to register, you will be asked to:

  • Provide informed consent and authorize access to your health records
  • Donate a blood sample for genetic analysis
  • Complete health and lifestyle surveys
  • Accept future contact for further research

MVP researchers do not see any information that directly links your data to you, such as your name, date of birth, or social security number.

Joining MVP is easy

You can register online at mvp.va.gov, or by making an appointment at VA Palo Alto by calling 866-441-6075. You can also stop by our MVP office to learn more and register today: 3801 Miranda Avenue, Building 520, Room F-137.

You do not need to be receiving VA health care to enroll.

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Federal Government Provides More Grants and Loans to Homeowners Damaged by Wildfire | Local News https://besttoplink.info/federal-government-provides-more-grants-and-loans-to-homeowners-damaged-by-wildfire-local-news/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/federal-government-provides-more-grants-and-loans-to-homeowners-damaged-by-wildfire-local-news/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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Germany responds to energy crisis with $65 billion relief package https://besttoplink.info/germany-responds-to-energy-crisis-with-65-billion-relief-package/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 13:49:00 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/germany-responds-to-energy-crisis-with-65-billion-relief-package/ German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition has agreed a relief package worth around 65 billion euros ($65 billion) to help millions of households struggling with soaring prices amid the Europe’s most severe energy crisis for decades. Key measures include a vow to cap – and even redistribute – the huge profits made by energy companies as […]]]>

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition has agreed a relief package worth around 65 billion euros ($65 billion) to help millions of households struggling with soaring prices amid the Europe’s most severe energy crisis for decades.

Key measures include a vow to cap – and even redistribute – the huge profits made by energy companies as a result of the current crisis; increased payments to pensioners, students, parents and the unemployed; and measures to curb the astronomical rate at which electricity prices are rising.

The measures are “an important and important step to relieve the citizens”, Scholz said during the press conference he held at the Berlin Chancellery to present the agreement. The crisis is “Putin’s responsibility”, he said in reference to the Russian president and the war in Ukraine.

Germany has been facing a spiraling energy crisis since Russia’s decision to all but halt gas deliveries through the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline following its attack on its neighbor and the heavy sanctions imposed by the international community by the after. On Friday, Gazprom announced that it would not restart the pipeline as planned after three days of maintenance.

The German government has responded by activating the second stage of a three-tier gas contingency plan, and it is considering easing several of its fundamental energy and environmental policies to mitigate the fallout, including extending the operation of nuclear and coal-fired power stations that he had planned to set up. close.

Germany has also pledged to support a European Union effort to limit the profits of energy companies that is currently under discussion. Such a move would create “financial leeway” that could be used to soften the blow of higher prices on European consumers, the government said.

The German wish comes ahead of an emergency meeting of the bloc’s energy ministers next Friday. Other measures the meeting will discuss include price caps on electricity generated from renewables, coal and nuclear.

The latest package presented by the German government is the third since Scholz took office at the end of 2021 to help consumers and businesses cope with rapid inflation. The total relief now amounts to more than 95 billion euros and will lead to “significant additional expenditure in the federal budget”, the government announced on Sunday.

The 65 billion euro figure that the government unveiled on Sunday to deal with the crisis includes contributions from the federal government, states and municipalities. The federal part of the latest plan is around 40 billion euros, a person familiar with the matter said earlier.

The government said it has submitted a draft budget to parliament that keeps next year’s spending within the constitutional limits on public borrowing set by Germany’s so-called debt brake. He said the budget’s “limited financial leeway” will require “substantial efforts from all three coalition partners” and government agencies.

Another element of Sunday’s package is the promise to continue offering a subsidized ticket for domestic journeys on public transport now that the popular €9 summer ticket has expired. The new version will probably cost between 49 and 69 euros, the government said.

Here are some of the main measures of the new package:

  • Support for EU-wide profit caps for energy companies.
  • Brake on electricity prices used for basic consumption.
  • Subsidies to cushion electricity grid prices.
  • Postponement to 2024 a previously planned. increase in the price of carbon emissions.
  • Single lump sum payment of 300 euros for pensioners.
  • One-time lump sum payment of 200 euros for university students.
  • Increase in rent allowances.
  • Increase in social benefits of 500 euros.
  • Increase in family allowances of 18 euros per child.
  • Changing income tax brackets to avoid bracket creep.
  • Extension of various KfW programs to support cash-strapped businesses.
  • Continue to offer subsidized transit tickets.

— With the help of Ewa Krukowska

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UPPAbaby is recalling RIDGE Jogging Strollers Due to Risk of Fingertip Amputation; One child injury reported https://besttoplink.info/uppababy-is-recalling-ridge-jogging-strollers-due-to-risk-of-fingertip-amputation-one-child-injury-reported/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 00:08:20 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/uppababy-is-recalling-ridge-jogging-strollers-due-to-risk-of-fingertip-amputation-one-child-injury-reported/ Recalled UPPAbaby All Terrain RIDGE Jogging Stroller & Rear Disc Brakes Rear Disc Brakes for UPPAbaby All Terrain RIDGE Jogging Stroller Recalled Recalled UPPAbaby RIDGE Model Number Location Product Name: UPPAbaby RIDGE All Terrain Jogging Strollers Risk: The stroller’s rear disc brakes have openings that can cause amputation or laceration if a non-occupying child’s fingertip […]]]>

Product Name:

UPPAbaby RIDGE All Terrain Jogging Strollers

Risk:

The stroller’s rear disc brakes have openings that can cause amputation or laceration if a non-occupying child’s fingertip becomes caught in the openings while using the stroller.

Reminder date:

September 01, 2022

Recall Details

The description:

This recall involves all UPPAbaby RIDGE All-Terrain Jogging Strollers, which have an extendable canopy with mesh window and zippered pocket, disc brake system, and adjustable handlebar with wrist strap. UPPAbaby branding is on the front of the stroller, and RIDGE is on the side of the stroller frame. The strollers have a black frame and a fabric color scheme that is white (“BRYCE”), charcoal (“JAKE”) or slate blue (“REGGIE”) and have black tires. The serial numbers of the recalled products begin with “1401RDGUS” and appear on the right side of the stroller frame above the rear stroller wheel. The model number “1401-RDG-US” is printed on the left side of the stroller frame above the rear stroller wheel.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the reminded strollers and contact UPPAbaby to receive free spare brake disccs for two wheels.

Incidents/Injuries:

The company received a reported incident, leading to fingertip amputation to a child who was not in the stroller when using it.

Sold to :

BuyBuyBaby, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn Kids and other children’s and specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from October 2021 through August 2022 for approximately $600.

Importer(s):

Monahan Products LLC, d/b/a UPPAbaby, of Rockland, Mass.

About US CPSC

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is responsible for protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

Federal law prohibits anyone from selling products that are the subject of a Commission-ordered recall or a voluntary recall initiated in consultation with the CPSC.

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Ahead of Labor Day, DOT launches new dashboard to help air travelers know their rights when experiencing airline-caused flight disruptions https://besttoplink.info/ahead-of-labor-day-dot-launches-new-dashboard-to-help-air-travelers-know-their-rights-when-experiencing-airline-caused-flight-disruptions/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 09:36:49 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/ahead-of-labor-day-dot-launches-new-dashboard-to-help-air-travelers-know-their-rights-when-experiencing-airline-caused-flight-disruptions/ After Secretary Buttigieg Writes Letter to Airline CEOs, Airlines Made Meaningful Improvements to Customer Service Plans WASHINGTON — Throughout 2022, Americans have experienced an unacceptable level of flight delays and cancellations. When these disruptions occur, airlines are required to support passengers according to the commitments made in their customer service plans, but too often passengers […]]]>

After Secretary Buttigieg Writes Letter to Airline CEOs, Airlines Made Meaningful Improvements to Customer Service Plans

WASHINGTON — Throughout 2022, Americans have experienced an unacceptable level of flight delays and cancellations. When these disruptions occur, airlines are required to support passengers according to the commitments made in their customer service plans, but too often passengers find these plans difficult to understand and do not guarantee services – such as meals or hotel accommodation when they have to wait overnight at an airport – even for flights delayed or canceled by the carrier. To ensure the traveling public has easy access to this information, the U.S. Department of Transportation today rolled out a new Airline Customer Service Dashboard, which includes recent customer service improvements made by airlines. at the request of Secretary Buttigieg.

Two weeks ago, Secretary Buttigieg wrote a letter to airline CEOs advising them that the DOT would release the scorecard before Labor Day and urged airlines to improve their customer service plans ahead of the release. As a result, all but one of the ten largest US airlines have made significant changes to their plans to improve the services provided to passengers when their flights are canceled or delayed due to an airline issue. For example, no airline unconditionally guaranteed meal vouchers or hotels prior to Secretary Buttigieg’s letter. Now nine of 10 guaranteed meals and eight of 10 guaranteed hotel rooms when an airline issue causes the delay or cancellation.

The Dashboard offers air travelers a one-stop-shop for information on the services and amenities they should receive from the airlines if they experience delays or cancellations caused by something within the airline’s control, such as a mechanical or personnel problem. The dashboard also provides a clear comparison of the amenities the airlines have committed to providing, which will help consumers decide which airline to fly. The creation of this new tool is one of the many measures taken by the Department to improve the customer service offered to travellers. The Department will hold airlines accountable if they fail to deliver promised services. The Department has also provided direct links to airline customer service plans on its Aviation Consumer Protection website.

“Passengers deserve transparency and clarity about what to expect from an airline in the event of a cancellation or disruption,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This dashboard collects this information in one place so that travelers can easily understand their rights, compare airline practices and make informed decisions. The Department will continue to support passengers and hold airlines accountable for meeting their obligations to customers. »

Regardless of the cause of delays or cancellations, the Department expects airlines to provide prompt and responsive customer service during and after periods of flight disruption. In addition, regardless of the cause of significant delays or cancellations, airlines are required to promptly reimburse ticketed passengers if a passenger chooses not to accept the alternative offered, such as rebooking on another flight.

In addition to the dashboard, the Department is currently collecting feedback on a proposed rule that would 1) require airlines to proactively inform passengers that they are entitled to receive a refund when a flight is canceled or changed significantly, 2) define a significant change and cancellation that would qualify for a refund, 3) require airlines to provide vouchers or travel credits with no expiry date when people cannot travel because they have COVID-19 or other communicable diseases; and 4) require airlines that receive significant pandemic-related government assistance to issue refunds in lieu of non-expiring travel credits or travel vouchers when passengers are unable or advised against travel due to a serious communicable disease. The Department is also considering options for additional regulation that would further expand the rights of airline passengers who experience flight disruptions.

In addition, the Department’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) recently concluded its investigation of 10 airlines and is pursuing enforcement action against them for extreme delays in refunding flights that the airlines have canceled or significantly modified. The Bureau is also actively investigating the refund practices of other airlines operating flights to, from, or within the United States. In November 2021, the OACP imposed its largest-ever fine against an airline for extreme delays in reimbursing thousands of consumers for flights to or from the United States that a carrier canceled.

In addition, over the past year, the Department has taken a number of other steps to improve airline passenger protection, including:

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