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Jones feeling the heat

first_imgFormer Wallabies coach Jones’s side raced to a 12-0 lead in Bloemfontein on Saturday before the Springboks got into the game and over-ran them 23-12 to secure the series.It’s the second week in a row England have let a lead slip, with South Africa coming back to win 42-39 in Johannesburg.The defeat on Saturday was the sixth overall on the trot for England, who also lost to the Barbarians before they left for South Africa.The tide has seemingly now turned for England and Jones after they rode an unprecedented run of success and looked like a favourite for next year’s World Cup in Japan.”England … find themselves in a state of freefall, with questions mounting about how can they arrest it,” Gavin Mairs wrote in the Daily Telegraph.”The series defeat, on the back of their fifth-place finish in the Six Nations, has stripped Eddie Jones’ side of the status of genuine contenders for next year’s World Cup.”Mairs also suggested Jones’ job security was now in question, particularly given their fixtures as they finetune their World Cup preparations.Jones was initially lauded when he took the job after England were knocked out of the 2015 World Cup in the pool phase and led them to 18 successive wins.Three losses in the Six Nations this year, despite high hopes of becoming the first side to win three successive titles since it expanded in 2000, however, have seen the team slip to fourth in the world.”One hundred and twenty-six days have now elapsed since England last won a game of test rugby and the long wait goes on,” Rob Kitson wrote in The Guardian.”Whatever magic dust Jones scattered earlier in his tenure has long since disappeared into the ether.”The postmortem will become even messier if England are flattened again at Newlands, raising fresh doubts about the effectiveness of Jones’ training methods and whether or not he can drag things back between now and the World Cup.”last_img read more

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first_img Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article Share Economies center_img A construction worker is seen at work in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on May 03, 2019. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Private employers added 27,000 job in May, the fewest since March 2010, according to the ADP National Employment Report released June 5.The unusually low number fell far below the 123,000-230,000 private job gain expected from the ADP report by economists surveyed by Reuters. It contrasted with the data released June 5 by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which showed that services sector activity expanded at a brisk pace in May and industries hired more workers.The ADP number may be a sign of labor shortages, but may also be an aberration, since job growth numbers so low are usually only a single-month occurrence, based on historical data, except as a part of an outright recession.The official job growth numbers are scheduled for release on June 7 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). ADP is a payroll processor and gathers its data from its clients, while the BLS surveys a nationally representative sample of business. The two differ significantly at times, but generally average close to each other over time. The ADP reported 271,000 additional jobs in April, while the BLS reported 236,000.About 100,000 additional jobs a month are needed for the economy to keep up with population growth.“Following an overly strong April, May marked the smallest gain since the expansion began,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “Large companies continue to remain strong as they are better equipped to compete for labor in a tight labor market.” The ADP data, which is crunched with the help of Moody’s Analytics, showed large businesses with more than 1,000 employees expanding payrolls by nearly 60,000, while small businesses with fewer than 20 employees shrank by 50,000 jobs.The largest increase by sector was in healthcare and social assistance (34,000) and the largest decrease was in construction (36,000).Services Sector Activity StrengthensThe ISM said its non-manufacturing activity index rose 1.4 points to a reading of 56.9 in May. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the index would be unchanged at 55.5 last month.The May increase in services industry activity reflected a jump of 1.7 points in the production subindex. Activity was also boosted by gains in the new orders measure.A gauge of services industry employment surged 4.4 points to a seven-month high. The ISM said that while businesses in the services sector were mostly optimistic about overall business conditions, “concerns remain about tariffs and employment resources.”There has been anecdotal evidence of worker shortages in the transportation, manufacturing, and construction industries. But steadily rising wages appear to have on balance been keeping workers in the labor force and drawing back those who had dropped out.The 25 percent tariffs levied by President Donald Trump on $250 billion of annual imports from China have raised costs for some businesses and consumers, but don’t appear to have severely affected the economy in general.Trump has announced another 5 percent tariff on imports from Mexico, effective June 10, if Mexico doesn’t stop the flow of migrants from Central America who have been entering the U.S. illegally. The tariffs are supposed to increase by an additional five percentage points every month until reaching 25 percent, or until the problem is resolved.Reuters contributed to this report. Follow Petr on Twitter: @petrsvab ADP Reports Low Private Job Growth, Contrasting With Strong Services Sector Activity Reported by ISM By Petr Svab June 5, 2019 Updated: June 5, 2019last_img read more

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The Future of AssistedLiving and LongTerm Care in the US

first_img By CBN Twitter on November 2, 2017 The Future of Assisted-Living and Long-Term Care in the US Facebook Google+ Share. LinkedIncenter_img Pinterest E-Headlines 1 The results of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers in the US for 2013-2014 conducted by the CDC are now available. The study covered 51 states including the District of Columbia. It provides statistics and characteristics of service providers such as: adult day services center, home health agencies, hospices, nursing homes and assisted-living/residential care communities. The biennial study aims to provide accurate and timely statistics and data that will help in the formulation of policies, research and good practice in the short and long-term. Specifically, the main goals of the study are to estimate the supply of long-term care providers, define key and relevant policies and practices, generate and compare national/state statistics and monitor trends.The statistics showed that nursing homes are the primary sector providers of long-term care in the US followed by residential home communities. It appears that assisted-living facilities are growing at a fast rate even though policies are in place to encourage home and community-based care. This projected growth is spurred by the retirement of baby boomers in the coming decades. By 2050, there will be 83 million seniors. In addition, life expectancy continues to increase, many retirees will decide where to stay and spend the rest of their days. Assisted-living is an option.Nursing home residents were the highest users of long-term care services followed by those in residential care. In terms of health and functional characteristics, depression and Alzheimer’s were prevalent among nursing home residents followed by those in hospice care. Daily living assistance was common in the 5 sectors with those in nursing care experiencing a higher percentage.A RAND Corporation study, on the other hand, corroborates that the risk for older Americans needing nursing home care is higher than previously projected. Researchers were surprised by the outcome of the study estimating that among older adults age 57-61, 56% will likely stay at least one night in a nursing home. An older population that needs long-term care for dementia could cause the rise in demand for nursing homes.Michael Hurd, lead author of the study at RAND says, “It is important to provide individuals and families a reliable assessment of the likelihood of entering a nursing home in retirement. This information could help people make better decisions about how they or their loves ones will pay for the care they are likely to need.”The descriptive results of the CDC study provide an insight for policymakers to address the demands of the healthcare system including its services and facilities. It also shows where the gaps might lie in terms of long-term care and assistance for an aging population.For more information, please visit http://www.seniorsandhealth.com/.About Seniors and Health: seniorsandhealth.com is an online resource dedicated to providing up-to-date information and advice to older adults, their families, and caregivers regarding care, health issues, and assisted living. New research and resources are being added all the time in order to provide the best quality information possible. Tumblr Emaillast_img read more

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