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A Brand New Bee Was Just Named After Sheldon From ‘The Big Bang Theory’

A Brand New Bee Was Just Named After Sheldon From ‘The Big Bang Theory’ | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Andre Nemesio and his team just named a brand new orchid bee Euglossa bazinga, after the catch phrase used by Sheldon Cooper on the television show, The Big Bang

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Bazinga!!

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Randy Treibel's comment, December 27, 2012 11:13 PM
I can see it now. It will buzz around me going "Randy... Randy....Randy..."
Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 5:28 AM
knock knock knock, penny, knock knock knock, penny
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Summer of hunger: Huge rise in food bank use as demand linked to 'welfare reform'

Summer of hunger: Huge rise in food bank use as demand linked to 'welfare reform' | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Food banks across Britain are being inundated with requests for emergency meals as families struggle to feed their children through the school holidays.

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A Customer Survey on the Introduction of Council Tax Reduction is now Open - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

A Customer Survey on the Introduction of Council Tax Reduction is now Open - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Council Tax Benefit was abolished and replaced by localised schemes on the 1st April 2013.  The new scheme requires all working age households to pay a minimum of 8.5% of their Council Tax bills.
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Johnson’s humiliating climb-down after TV rail access blunder - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Johnson’s humiliating climb-down after TV rail access blunder - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
London’s mayor Boris Johnson has had to perform a humiliating climb-down, after promising on live television that the seven inaccessible stations on London’s £15 billion Crossrail scheme would be made step-free.Johnson appeared to signal the sudden...
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100 days on: why the 'bedroom tax' isn't working - West - Welfare Society Territory

100 days on: why the 'bedroom tax' isn't working - West - Welfare Society Territory | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
West - Welfare Society Territory
100 days on: why the 'bedroom tax' isn't working
West - Welfare Society Territory
The same fate has become of the social benefits designed to help tenants with disabilities and those living in poverty.

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UK jobs being advertised across the EU at taxpayers' expense, it emerges - Telegraph

UK jobs being advertised across the EU at taxpayers' expense, it emerges - Telegraph | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
More than 800,000 UK jobs are being offered to workers across the European Union, it has been disclosed.
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Charging for GP visits would deter the poor and create a scarce resource

Charging for GP visits would deter the poor and create a scarce resource | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: First thoughts: Is support for a free-at-the-point-of-need GP service really a minority view among doctors or a sign of economic pressure?
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Pennsylvania man accidentally credited $92 quadrillion by PayPal

Pennsylvania man accidentally credited $92 quadrillion by PayPal | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
For two whole minutes, a Pennsylvania man was the richest man in the world.

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Benefit test overhaul as Atos rapped over wrongly passing fit to work up to 41% of claimants

Benefit test overhaul as Atos rapped over wrongly passing fit to work up to 41% of claimants | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s department was told to act because of deep concerns about Atos at No10
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Youth contract helped just 4,600 young people find work

Youth contract helped just 4,600 young people find work | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
DWP releases first figures on wage incentive scheme designed to help 160,000 young unemployed get jobs over three years
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Stripping people of benefits if they don't vote is undemocratic

Stripping people of benefits if they don't vote is undemocratic | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Snehal Shah: Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh's plan to boost the number of registered voters is political, and benefits should not come into it
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Bedroom tax: Samaritans called in to train housing staff as levy sparks suicide attempts

Bedroom tax: Samaritans called in to train housing staff as levy sparks suicide attempts | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Demand for training sessions with experts from the emotional support charity has shot up 48% in the past three months, the Sunday People reports.
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Bedroom tax in the UK......

How long will it take "before" the Australian government takes interest?

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Landlords struggling to rehouse tenants hit by bedroom tax

Landlords struggling to rehouse tenants hit by bedroom tax | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it

Most landlords will be able to rehouse less than a fifth of tenants affected by the bedroom tax in the year following its introduction. Two third of landlords who took part in a Chartered Institute of Housing/Circle Housing Group survey said they would be unable to help any more than 20 per cent of their tenants downsize as a result of the under-occupation penalty, commonly known as the 'bedroom tax'.

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Labour's 'secret plan' to make claiming benefits a human right - Telegraph

Labour's 'secret plan' to make claiming benefits a human right - Telegraph | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Labour has been accused of secretly planning to make the claiming of welfare benefits a “human right” if it wins the next election.
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Wages: UK Workers In Europe's Bottom Four

Wages: UK Workers In Europe's Bottom Four | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Official figures show only three countries - Greece, Portugal and the Netherlands - have had a steeper decline in pay than the UK.

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A nation living on the financial edge: More than half of adults are struggling to keep up with bills and debt

A nation living on the financial edge: More than half of adults are struggling to keep up with bills and debt | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
The major report into the health of the nation's finances found that 18 million people regularly run out of cash before their next payday.
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the BBC said this equated to more than 25 MILLION people in the UK today...  Well done for downplaying the figures again Daily Fail.

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Amnesty condemns erosion of human rights of disabled in UK | Ekklesia

Amnesty condemns erosion of human rights of disabled in UK | Ekklesia | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it

In the last few days, the economic case for austerity has been dealt more than one significant blow. The IMF has warned George Osborne that he is ‘playing with fire’ and an academic paper which had ostensibly given the policy great legitimacy has been shown to be fatally undermined by mathematical and statistical errors.

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Government stops counting 'collateral damage' of welfare reforms | Ekklesia


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Plausible deniability - "if we don't have the figures, they don't exist"

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Plausible deniability - "if we don't have the figures, they don't exist"
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Court claim after ‘fitness for work harassment’ during blood transfusion - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Court claim after ‘fitness for work harassment’ during blood transfusion - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
A disabled woman who claims she lost the use of her last kidney because of harassment from her local jobcentre during an emergency blood transfusion is taking legal action against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
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Bedroom Tax: Man yells 'I'm sick of this s**t' before cutting throat in horrifying benefits office protest

Bedroom Tax: Man yells 'I'm sick of this s**t' before cutting throat in horrifying benefits office protest | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Witnesses say the middle-aged man sliced his throat from ear-to-ear with a knife as he spoke to an adviser
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The BBC is colluding in the government’s attack on benefit claimants

The BBC is colluding in the government’s attack on benefit claimants | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
The cruellest thing about the benefits cap is not that it could make thousands of people homeless or force more families to depend on food banks (three of these open every week). It’s that it’s not really about people on benefits at all.
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Factcheck: Health and Social Care Act: what are the costs and benefits? | Full Fact

Factcheck: Health and Social Care Act: what are the costs and benefits? | Full Fact | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
A non-partisan factcheck organisation campaigning for accuracy in public debate.
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Coalition 'wasting benefit cash' as refusal appeals treble

Coalition 'wasting benefit cash' as refusal appeals treble | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it

Shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne urged the government to stop wasting taxpayers' money today after uncovering figures showing appeals against disability benefit refusals has more than trebled to £66 million over four years.

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David Cameron: "Prime Minister for Benson & Hedgefunds"

David Cameron: "Prime Minister for Benson & Hedgefunds" | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Campaigners said that the proposals made a mockery of Mr Cameron’s pledge to end the “scandal” of lobbyists peddling influence

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Lancashire child poverty as bad as Victorian times

Lancashire child poverty as bad as Victorian times | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Child poverty in parts of Lancashire is as bad now as it was in Victorian times, a councillor claimed today.
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Bedroom tax could see homes demolished as tenants quit larger houses

Bedroom tax could see homes demolished as tenants quit larger houses | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
The number of larger properties untenanted has risen nationally since the charge was introduced on April 1
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