The number of disabled people who are unemployed h

first_imgThe number of disabled people who are unemployed has risen for the second quarter in a row, according to new government figures.The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) used the publication of quarterly labour market statistics to point to the growth of 225, 000 in the number of disabled people in work, compared with the same period last year.But DWP failed to point out that the number of unemployed disabled people had also risen, from 399,000 in October to December 2014, to 401,000 the following quarter, and now to 423,000 in April to June 2015.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures also show a large rise in the last quarter in the number of sick and disabled people described as “economically inactive” – those not in work and neither seeking nor available to work – from 3,313,000 to 3,399,000, an increase of 2.6 per cent in just three months.One important factor pointed out by disabled activist Caroline Richardson, from the Spartacus online campaigning network, was that the ONS definition of employment includes those on unpaid work experience, as well as government-supported training and employment programmes.Richardson said: “Whilst there is a clear increase in the number of ill and disabled people working part-time since 1997, those in full-time employment is harder to identify.“The actual criteria for being counted as sick and disabled, and its impact on work, is now in line with the core definition of the 2010 Equality Act, and is for the purpose of data collection, self-reporting. The ONS is clear that the figures are therefore estimates.“To muddy the waters further, the definition of work has also been extended to include work experience and work-related training. “There does appear to be an increase in sick and disabled people moving into some type of work, but further analysis may show the work to be part-time, temporary or to be government-related training programmes.”The ONS said there were 2.08 million people who were not looking for work due to long-term sickness for April to June 2015, 75,000 more than for January to March 2015 and 86,000 more than the same period in 2014.For April to June 2015, there were 8.99 million people aged from 16 to 64 who were economically inactive.An ONS spokesman said it was not unusual for the number of people in employment and unemployment to rise at the same time, which could happen if large numbers of people moved into the labour market but did not secure jobs.But he said there was “no wider context we’re aware of for the effect you’ve noted”.He also stressed that the figures relating to disabled people had not been seasonally adjusted, so it was more difficult to see whether there were genuine trends.last_img read more

SAINTS have announced their squad for their First

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for their First Utility Super League Round 8 match at Castleford Tigers.Jon Wilkin returns from suspension but Kyle Amor misses out through injury.Nathan Brown will choose from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3.Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Luke Walsh 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 11. Sia Soliola, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 23. Joe Greenwood, 25. Anthony Walker, 26. Matty Dawson.Daryl Powell will choose from:3. Michael Shenton, 4. Jake Webster, 5. Justin Carney, 6. Luke Dorn, 7. Marc Sneyd, 8. Andy Lynch, 9. Adam Milner, 10. Craig Huby, 11. Grant Millington, 12. Weller Hauraki, 13. Nathan Massey, 14. Daryl Clark, 15. Ryan Boyle, 16. Oliver Holmes, 18. Frankie Mariano, 19. Scott Wheeldon, 20. Jamie Ellis, 24. James Clare, 26. Liam Finn.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Ben Thaler.Tickets remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img read more

Missing child with autism found using electronic tracking

first_img WPD dispatched all units, including SABLE, to search for the girl. The sheriff’s office also responded and dispatched its Hanoverian Hound.Using the tracking signal registered with Project Lifesaver, officers found her, unharmed, around 8:05 a.m. in the 3500 block of Aster Court in Wilmington.Project Lifesaver aids in the search and rescue of at risk populations in the community. Police encourage family members of those with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Down syndrome, autism or other brain related disorders that cause someone to wander or to be difficult to locate to enroll in the Project Lifesaver program. GPS monitoring also has the potential to cut down on rescue times. (Photo: Pixabay) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A seven year old girl with autism was reunited with her family Tuesday morning after members of the Wilmington Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office located her using Project Lifesaver.The father alerted officials around 7:30 a.m. that his daughter, who is non-verbal, had disappeared from the house at some point during the night.- Advertisement – last_img read more

NHSO Hundreds of thousands of bags of potential poison off the streets

first_img Charles Batts (Photo: NHSO) McMahon says because one grain of fentanyl can kill you, investigators must take extra precautions and call in CSI as soon as they believe a drug could be fentanyl.Deputies arrested McIntire, Charles Batts, and Wanda Moore.Mcintire is charged with the following:Possession of Marijuana up to ½ ozPossession of drug paraphernaliaMaintaining VehicleMaintaining DwellingManufacture Schedule II CSPossess of heroinConspire traffic opium/heroin (2 counts)Trafficking Opium/heroin (2 counts)PWIMSD Schedule II CSPWIMSD heroinBatts is charged with:Possession of controlled substance in jailPossess of heroinPossession drug paraphernaliaMaintaining DwellingPossession of MarijuanaPossession of marijuana paraphernaliaConspire traffic opium/heroin (2 counts)PWIMSD Schedule II CSManufacture Schedule II CSTrafficking Opium/heroin (2 counts)Moore was charged with:Maintaining DwellingPossess of heroinPossession of Marijuana up to ½ ozPossession of drug paraphernaliaConspire traffic opium/heroin (2 counts)Trafficking Opium/heroin (2 counts)PWIMSD Schedule II CSManufacture Schedule II CS During the search, they found 12.7 pounds of a powdery substance that tested positive for fentanyl.They also found drug paraphernalia, marijuana and heroin.During a news conference, Sheriff Ed McMahon said they are seeing a change in the way dealers handle opioids.Related Article: Man wanted for allegedly assaulting Wilmington fire chief“What we seem to be finding is the dealers are putting more of the fentanyl and less of the heroin,” McMahon said. “And we believe that’s one of the main reasons why we’re having a lot of these people overdosing and dying.” William McIntire (Photo: NHSO) Wanda Moore (Photo: NHSO) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — In what they call one of the largest drug busts in North Carolina’s history, investigators say $2 million worth of fentanyl, heroin, and marijuana are now off the streets.On Wednesday, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force searched a home in the 1400 block of Kornegay Avenue. They acted on a tip that William McIntire was selling heroin out of the home and eventually made controlled buys of heroin.- Advertisement – 1 of 8last_img read more

Storm damage devastates Boiling Spring Lakes

first_imgBOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds of people have been rescued in Brunswick County over the last few days. Some areas are worse than others, and in the areas hit the hardest, it is absolute devastation.From flooding, to essentially no access in or out of the town, the damage has left some residents feeling hopeless.- Advertisement – Then, a dam breach tore through a major road in Boiling Spring Lakes and leaves it crumbling to pieces. Lots of residents are still without power or water, and they have no idea when they will get anything back.Residents are not sure if they will ever make it out of the town if conditions do not improve.“You can’t get out of town. You can’t get into town. So I think the last thing I was notified about was if you leave Brunswick County, you’re not getting back in,” said Boiling Spring Lakes resident Mike Maedje.Related Article: Florence who? Wilmington Waffle House cooks onBrunswick County crews have been working endlessly to keep residents safe, but the destruction is just overwhelming. Maedje says he cannot imagine how long it will take to repair the life-threatening damage.“Around here it’s pretty devastating. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m new to the area. Been here about three and a half years, and it’s something different. I’ve never experience this one,” said Maedje.Some people are saying this may be more of a rebuild than just a repair. Brunswick County officials urge residents without power or water to contact the EOC for assistance.last_img read more

Wilmington man allegedly rapes woman at gunpoint

first_img The victim told police she tried to get 29-year-old Robert Daniels to move out of her apartment, but he turned violent.He reportedly pointed a gun at the victim during the incident.Daniels was arrested and charged with assault on a female, first degree rape, first degree kidnapping, assault by pointing a gun.Related Article: WFD teams up with Dominos to spread fire safety tipsHe is in jail under a $1 million bond. Robert Daniels (Photo: NHSO) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly raped a woman at gunpoint.Wilmington Police responded to the 400 block of N 5th Avenue just before 4 p.m. Saturday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

New mixeduse complex proposed for S College Rd

first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Another residential project is planned for South College Road. Property owners have submitted plans to the New Hanover County Planning Board for the mixed-use complex.Plans for Timbers at Whiskey Branch include more than 300-apartments with a number of town homes and single-family homes as well.- Advertisement – The complex would go up on 5601 S. College Rd.Zoning plans also include space for office buildings and a shopping center. The zoning proposals have been submitted by Cameron Management.Commissioner Rob Zapple says the county still has quite a few acres of undeveloped land, but development is booming. Apartment buildings and mixed-use buildings appear to going up left and right throughout the county.Related Article: Split decision by planning board prolongs debate on potential Castle Hayne sand mineWhen asked if the county may need to take a break from development for a little while, Zapple said growth is always good. He said there are three main things to focus on with development.“Infrastructure,” Zapple said. “Being intentional in that. Being very careful with our zoning laws to make sure that we bring development in in the appropriate places. And keeping a clear eye out and developing a long-term strategy for workforce, or affordable, housing.”Zapple says the county needs to focus on how to accommodate that growth instead of pushing it away.“If we stop all growth, that has a ripple effect that hurts everyone, especially our economy,” he said. “Right now, we are thriving and prospering, so to say that we want to stop, I don’t see the conditions for that right now.”Zapple says New Hanover County is the second smallest county in North Carolina, but it’s the third most-densely populated. He says the county needs to make long-term plans for their growth.last_img read more

Deputy shoots alleged drug dealer at Burger King

first_img Police, deputies respond to Burger King on 3rd St (Photo: Andrew James/WWAY) 1 of 3 Police, deputies respond to Burger King on 3rd St (Photo: Tanner Barth/WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Crime scene tape surrounds the Burger King on 3rd Street in Wilmington as several law enforcement agencies gather at the scene of an officer-involved shooting.New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon confirms that a deputy was involved in the shooting, which happened around 1:00 p.m.- Advertisement – center_img McMahon says that a detective was investigating a well-known heroin dealer.“Our vice narcotics detectives were investigating a heroin dealer,” said McMahon. “During the investigation, due to the actions of the heroin dealer our Detective Bowie shot the suspected heroin dealer.”The alleged dealer was shot and taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Store employees were nearby the moment that shots were fired.Related Article: Currie pastor charged with DWI in crash that killed teacher, husband“One car come out of nowhere I don’t know where it came from,” said an employee.“But it sped and hit the vehicle that we were using to stock the items in the restaurant.”We decided to not share the employee’s name because they were afraid for their own safety. He was out behind the restaurant when the incident happened.“There was just a whole bunch of commotion,” said the employee. “Police tried to deescalate the situation by selling them to stop and put their hands up.”The suspect has non-life threatening injuries according to the Sheriff’s Office.The detective is on administrative leave pending an investigation. Wilmington police are investigating the alleged drug dealer and their actions. The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. Police, deputies respond to Burger King on 3rd St (Photo: Andrew James/WWAY)last_img read more

Highway Patrol investigating deadly crash in Pender County

first_imgPENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The State Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Pender County that killed a 23-year-old driver over the weekend.Trooper Evan Brock tell us Saturday afternoon Eleuterio Barrios-Ojeda was traveling along U.S. Highway 117. He says the crash happened around 3:00 p.m.- Advertisement – Barrios-Ojeda over-corrected his Jeep traveling over the center line according to Brock. Brock adds that Barrios-Ojeda rolled into a ditch and hit a tree. He died on scene.Barrios-Ojeda was from Rocky Point. Alcohol is a not a factor in this fatal crash according to the trooper.last_img read more

Apples New Features Could Kill Popular Apps

first_imgAdvertisement For instance, Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) said iCloud would let users store and access documents, photos and media online for free — exactly like Dropbox. Apple’s new iMessenger app will allow users to send group texts over data networks — like GroupMe. And iOS 5 will allow Web surfers to sync bookmarks across their devices through a new feature called “Read Later” — just like Instapaper.Of course, Apple is far from the first company to incorporate into its own product services that users previously relied on third party developers for.Last week, Twitter announced it would launch its own photo sharing service, essentially eliminating the need for popular service TwitPic. And after Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) released its own free antivirus software, it become the antivirus market share leader in North America, according to a study released by software management company OPSWAT. – Advertisement – Still, some developers are not pleased.Camera+: “VOLUME BUTTON TO SNAP A PIC… WHAT AN AWESOME IDEA, APPLE!” tweeted Tap Tap Tap, the maker of the iOS application Camera+, which was told by Apple that it couldn’t use the volume button to let users take photos. Apple unveiled that very feature Monday.Tap Tap Tap then conceded: “Eh, at least we’re not @marcoarment right now,” referring to Marco Arment, the creator of Instapaper.Instapaper: In a blog post, Instapaper’s Arment acknowledged that those who use Apple’s new Read Later feature are “prime potential Instapaper customers.” But he described himself as “tentatively optimistic,” saying that the user base of Apple’s new feature may try to upgrade to Instapaper, which he claims offers enhanced features.“Reading List is either going to have no noticeable effect on Instapaper, or it will improve sales dramatically,” Arment concluded.Sparrow: Hoa Dinh Viet, the founder of Mac e-mail client Sparrow, took a decidedly more sarcastic tone. During Jobs’ keynote, he tweeted “BREAKING: Apple annonce iAngryAppDev for iOS,” one of a series of cranky tweets about the similarity of many new features to existing applications.When CNNMoney asked whether Apple’s new Mac mail client, which incorporates many features currently available in Sparrow, would impact the company’s business, Dinh Viet responded with another more subtle jab at Apple: “Will still be able to connect to new iCloud formerly known as MobileMe formerly known as dot Mac mail accounts.”MobileMe — a previous attempt at linking Apple devices to Web-based services — was not one of Apple’s finest moments, a fact Steve Jobs acknowledged himself in Monday’s keynote address.Dropbox: Some companies, like Dropbox, are fielding the Apple onslaught by touting their ability to be used across multiple devices and platforms — not just Apple’s.“There is some overlap, but the two services aren’t really comparable; iCloud is primarily aimed at making iOS devices & iTunes more convenient,” said Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox, in an e-mailed statement. “There’s a big world beyond Apple, and our users love that Dropbox works just as well with your Android phone or PC as with your iPad or iPhone.”Readability: Like Dropbox, online reading application Readability says that while Apple is focused on itself, Readability has much broader ambitions.“Apple is laser-focused on delivering a great experience around its hardware and software,” said Rich Ziade, founding partner of Readability, in a blog post. “Our motivation is entirely different: allow our users to read anywhere, on any device, while creating a sustainable ecosystem for writers and publishers.”GroupMe: Others claimed to be tickled by Apple’s apparent nod to their success.“We’re honored that everyone keeps thinking about GroupMe in regards to the iMessenger announcement,” Jared Hecht, GroupMe’s co-founder, said in an e-mailed statement. “Fact of the matter is, we’ve always strayed away from being ‘just another messenger.’ We believe the way to do that is by truly being platform agnostic.”Source:money.cnn.comlast_img read more