Opinion PUBLISHED: 20:00 29 April 2019 Lynne Mortimer Peers in the House of Lords - a Lords committee says older people should lose their free TV licences and other benefits so the money saved can be used to help young people. Photo: PA PA Wire/PA Images A House of Lords Committee has suggested pensioners should lose some of their benefits to help young people − a rubbish idea says this 64-year-old reporter Free TV licences for pensioners should be abolished, a Lords committee has recommended. Picture: Andy Hepburn/PA WireLast week, a House of Lords committee came up with a jolly wheeze. Why not take benefits away from older people to help younger people?Free TV licences for pensioners should be abolished and other subsidies, including free bus passes, winter fuel payments and the pensions triple lock should also be cut, the Committee on Intergenerational Fairness said.Committee chairman Lord True said benefits must be rebalanced towards the … [Read more...] about Since when have benefits for older people been at the expense of younger people?
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Here's how Chris Paul has evolved since he stopped splitting the bill at T.G.I. Fridays. Matthew McCreary Published 7:00 pm CDT, Monday, March 18, 2019 Photo: Thearon W. Henderson | Getty Images Photo: Thearon W. Henderson | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Thearon W. Henderson | Getty Images Chris Paul: 'I Had $151 in My Bank Account When I Declared for the NBA' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Chris Paul is a basketball superstar. He's the face of national marketing campaigns and president of the NBA Players Union. But Paul will be the first to admit that it wasn't always this way. He needed to develop and grow to reach his current platform -- and he … [Read more...] about Chris Paul: ‘I Had $151 in My Bank Account When I Declared for the NBA’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | A Worry for Some Pilots: Their Hands-On Flying Skills Are Lacking Advertisement Supported by ByJack Nicas and Zach Wichter March 14, 2019 In nearly 100 million flights by United States passenger airlines over the past decade, there has been a single fatality. Other than most landings and takeoffs, the planes have largely been flying themselves. But the recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in Indonesia and Ethiopia have raised questions about the downside of all that automation. Pilots now spend more time learning these automated systems than practicing hands-on flying, so newer pilots are less comfortable with taking manual control when the computer steers them wrong, according to interviews with a dozen pilots and pilot instructors at major airlines and aviation universities around the world. … [Read more...] about A Worry for Some Pilots: Their Hands-On Flying Skills Are Lacking
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Robert Weisman Globe Staff February 20, 2019 When she’s not teaching Cambridge middle-schoolers, Marilyn Rottersman, 63, works up a sweat at her gym and ushers at a local theater. Would she join a senior organization?“Why should I?” she asks. “I do boxing, with gloves and [punching] bags. When I think about senior groups, I think they’re for old people. That’s not an option.”Jack Murray, 70, balked when friends invited him to visit the Franklin senior center some years back. “I have no interest,” he said. Murray, who works part time as an insurance broker, prefers downhill skiing in the White Mountains. Advertisement Campaigns to attract younger members to “senior centers” and organizations aimed at older adultsare often uphill slogs, meeting stubborn resistance from boomers who avoid activities … [Read more...] about Senior groups struggle to attract ‘forever young’ baby boomers
Jonathan Oosting and Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 6:26 PM EST Feb 11, 2019 Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert would have no problem financing a ballot initiative to reform Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it would be money well spent. Michigan voters rejected reform proposals in 1992 and 1994, with each winning support from fewer than 40 percent of Michigan voters, Citizens Research Council President Eric Lupher reminded a Senate panel last Wednesday as lawmakers begin to debate the law. “The moral of the story, if you look at the history, is anything this complicated can’t be done through initiative,” Lupher said. “It’s just too complicated, and people vote against what they don’t understand.” The 1992 proposal would have Michigan’s unique guarantee of lifetime medical benefits for injured motorists, capping coverage at $250,000 while forcing insurers … [Read more...] about History not promising for possible Gilbert no-fault ballot plan