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A simple country baker

A simple country baker

first_imgPensions – now that’s a subject to stir the heart and start the blood racing! I am in receipt of mine, so I am reasonably happy. But recently on Radio 4 I heard a trade union representative say: “My members are not prepared to work until they drop.” Well said, sir! Except, why should we in the private sector have to work until we are 65 to pay for your members in the public sector to retire at 60?A few minor facts often seem to be overlooked. These are that pensions in the public sector are far higher, hours are often shorter, conditions usually better, holidays longer and research says that salaries are some 11% higher on a like-for-like basis than those in the private sector.Presumably, it is considered right for people in the private sector to work until they drop. In the 1950s there was a saying: “Up the workers!” And, by goodness, people in the wealth-creating sector are certainly getting it stuck right up them!Should you doubt that public sector salaries are higher, then force yourselves to buy The Guardian newspaper and read the job adverts. True, you will not even recognise half the so-called jobs advertised but, with respect to Sir Winston Churchill, never in the field of human existence has so much been paid for so little!The simple question I ask myself is when there are more people in the public sector than in the wealth-producing sector, who pays for it? Our bakers and all our staff work hard. Not as hard as I would like, because they appear to want holidays and Sundays off, but when they break this nasty habit they will all be near-perfect.We are all over-taxed, with horrendous petrol duty, income tax, and pension tax for an inadequate pension (if we live long enough to collect it). Somehow it does not seem fair that a 75-year-old baker should go to work at 2am and pay taxes for public sector workers, who have never done a useful job in their lives. This then enables them to retire at 60 on an inflated pension, which will probably be higher than the baker has ever earned. Among many stupidities, Hull’s half-witted officials have come up with the idea that the words ‘ladies’ and ‘senior citizens’ should not be used. Rather, ‘women’ and ‘older people’ are appropriate, according to a report in The Daily Mail. And we have to pay not only their inflated salaries but also their inflated early pensions!The reason our local council taxes are so high is because there are so many non-jobs created by councillors. You shouldn’t waste residents’ money by creating a bigger empire for yourself, so that you can, in turn, ask us for an even larger salary.Should all these useless positions – I refuse to call them jobs – be done away with and we were not told, our lives would go on as normal. Only our taxes would fall. This is a good lesson for business – we should look at what we are doing and ask ourselves whether we need to do it and, if not, can we reduce it a little.Remove all the bakers and the country would be in chaos. They need us more than all the young university graduates, who complete useless degrees through no fault of their own because the government is intent on getting quantity rather than quality.last_img read more

Other Sports Viswanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen, slips to fifth in Tata Steel Chess tournament

Other Sports Viswanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen, slips to fifth in Tata Steel Chess tournament

first_imgViswanathan Anand slipped to fifth in Tata Steel chess.Carlsen is now in top spot in the tournament.Vidit Gujrathi defeated Vladimir Kramnik. New Delhi: Viswanathan Anand suffered a crucial loss in the 10th round of the Tata Steel Chess championship in Lieden to reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen in a hard-fought 76 move match. The loss meant that Carlsen, the current champion, was in sole lead in the tournament while Anand slipped to fifth spot. With just three rounds remaining, the former five-time world champion faces an uphill task to reclaim the top spot. To make things worse for Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Anish Giri defeated Jorden Van Foreest and Vladimir Fedoseev respectively to surge in the table. Giri is currently in the second spot while Nepomniachtchi is in third spot along with Chinese Grandmaster Liren Ding and Anand.Speaking after the end of the match which lasted close to seven hours, Carlsen admitted that he was spent, often struggling to figure the time spent. “It was a very tough day. Anish Giri won and that means I am only half a point ahead in the tournament so it is still open,” Carlsen said. highlights Anand and Carlsen’s rivalry started in 2013 and the five-time world champion relinquished his crown in Chennai when he suffered defeat. Carlsen and Anand squared off again in 2014 after the Indian Grandmaster had won the Candidates tournament but the Chennai player once again came up short. Since 2013, Carlsen has been the undisputed king of the chess world, defending his title in grand fashion, recently beating American Fabiano Caruana in the tie-breaker. Apart from classical chess, Carlsen also won the World Blitz Championship in Riyadh.With Thursday being the final rest day in the Tata Steel Chess tournament, Anand will have a crucial three rounds, beginning against Poland Grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the 11th round. The 12th round will be a crucial game against Liren while he will end the tournament against Vidit Gujrathi.Gujrathi gave India plenty to cheer as he defeated former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in 29 moves to move to the seventh spot with five points from 10 games. Gujrathi will clash with Anand in the final round and the youngster has been impressive in the tournament, holding Carlsen, Giri and Liren to draws but his tournament was jolted when he lost to Teimour Radjabov and Nepomniachtchi in consecutive games. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Southampton 3-0 Vitesse: Saints make winning return to Europe

Southampton 3-0 Vitesse: Saints make winning return to Europe

first_imgEuropa League third round qualification match, St Mary’s – Southampton 3 (Pelle 36, Tadic 45+1, Long 84) Vitesse 0–Southampton made a winning return to European action as they recorded a one-sided 3-0 victory over Dutch side Vitesse at St Mary’s in the Europa League third round qualifying match.Playing their first match in Europe since 2003, it took just 36 minutes for Southampton’s top goalscorer last season Graziano Pelle to get on the score-sheet as he latched onto a fantastic pass from Sadio Mane to finish into the top corner. Dusan Tadic doubled the home side’s advantage from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time after Sadio Mane was caught just inside the box.A mistake from Lewis Baker, on loan from Chelsea, gifted Southampton possession in a dangerous position and substitute Shane Long added a third six minutes before the end after latching onto a cross from debutant Juanmi.The Saints were expecting a tough match against boss Ronald Koeman’s former club but it couldn’t have been much easier for the Premier League outfit who controlled the match from almost start to finish.Koeman will be particularly pleased with the contribution of new boy Cedric who constantly threatened from full-back as well as the attacking performance of Sadio Mane. Southampton travel to Holland for the away fixture next Thursday before taking on Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday on the opening day of the Premier League.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Pet store robbed, again

Pet store robbed, again

first_imgLA MIRADA – A thief once again broke into a local pet store – and this time pilfered 10 puppies valued at about $15,000. Unfortunately for the store’s owner, security cameras at Puppy Love, 14766 Beach Blvd., don’t reveal the culprit. Owner Paul Ro showed reporters how several hours are missing from the security system’s tapes. He doesn’t know how the thief managed to erase them and is so incensed at this most recent theft that he is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can give information that would lead to the capture of the dognapper. “I can’t believe what is happening to me,” Ro said as various media gathered at his store on Friday afternoon. The thief’s haul on Friday included 2- to 3-month-old Maltese, Yorkshire terriers, Schnauzers and a Pomeranian. Ro said each had a price of between $1,500 to $2,000. Among the estimated 15 dogs left behind was a 31/2-month-old Pomeranian already called “Survivor” because she survived the first dognapping. One of the Ro’s daughters, Christina, was home from college for the holidays. The 21-year-old thinks Survivor was spared because the thief didn’t have enough time. The alarm system went off. The thief targeted the smaller, more expensive puppies. These are the teacup varieties one sees carted around in a bag by a celebrity. He spared the bigger dogs like the Shih Tzus donated to the store after the first heist. But he was cherry picking. While the culprit took a female Yorkie Schnauzer, he bypassed the dog’s two brothers. On Friday, the local sheriff’s station sent someone to take prints at the store. “We have not obtained any footage. If footage is missing that does make the circumstances suspicious,” Lt. Al Reyes said. Deputies had no suspects. Ro doesn’t know how many thieves broke into the store this time because he thinks the suspect erased the security video. He suspects the thief knew how to fiddle with the security system. “It’s the only explanation for me,” he said. Ro has no idea if the thief was the same dognapper from the Nov. 7 burglary where security cameras caught a man stuffing the puppies into a trash bag. Ro said he was sleeping at home when he learned of the latest theft. “I don’t know what’s happening. I can’t believe it myself,” Ro said. He doesn’t know if the thief or thieves will be selling the pups at some street corner or via the Internet. He pleaded with the culprits. “Please take care of them (the puppies),” he said, then added, “Don’t come back again.” On a day that is supposed to be the biggest shopping day of the year, Ro and his family spent it at their burgled store instead. “I’m angry and I’m really upset. I wish I could do something for them,” Christina Ro said. Anyone with information is asked to call Puppy Love at (714) 670-7678. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“I’d like to catch this guy. It’s 26 (puppies) total in two times. … I think this time of year they need money but targeting puppies is very cruel. Not right,” Ro said. Puppy Love, which has been in business for a year, was first hit by a thief two weeks ago. On Nov. 7, a man took 16 puppies worth up to $20,000 from the store. He hauled most of them off in a trash bag. Those pilfered pooches are still missing. Sgt. Liza Gonzalez of the sheriff’s Norwalk Station said the same suspect could be behind the latest break-in, which happened about 1:38 a.m., Friday. “Same pattern as the last one,” she said, adding that the thief smashed or broke the store’s front plate-glass door. There are security bars in the lower portion of the door but Ro said the thief broke the lock. last_img read more