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Fifty years ago today, Mazda Motor Corporation began its legacy of doing what was said couldn’t be done. Mazda then Toyo Kogyo Corporation needed to create a unique technology that would differentiate it among a rapidly globalizing Japanese automotive industry in order to stay independent. Continue reading

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Palliative Care and Hospice Programs – Service Guides – Housing & Homelessness

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Palliative Care and Hospice Programs

Anyone, regardless of age, can access palliative support once they have been medically diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness. You do this through a local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), or by contacting the program directly. Many hospice programs in Toronto use a common referral form, so you only need to apply once.

Access to hospital-based supports is typically through a member of the patient s health care team so these programs are not listed here. Such programs are assigned to service areas based on Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care guidelines, although people with urgent needs can be eligible to receive services wherever there is a space available.

If you are looking for additional in-home supports. apply to your local CCAC.

General Information and Referral

If you are unsure of what care is available to you, contact your local CCAC.

Community Volunteer Hospice Programs

Hospice volunteers help with such activities as providing respite for caregivers, assisting with personal needs, light meal preparation, accompanying people, and playing games or other social activities. They may also provide bereavement and spiritual support or complementary therapies.

Alliance Hospice
416-447-7244 ext 541
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Provides hospice care in the home as a complement to professional medical care
Social workers will help to coordinate care and assign volunteers. Interim support services provide assistance to people in the early stages or recovering from a lifethreatening illness
Anyone can phone to make a referral
Steeles Ave to the Toronto Islands, Humber River to Victoria Park Ave (excluding the old City of York)
Fee depends on the service; call for details

Dorothy Ley Hospice
220 Sherway Dr
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Community and residential palliative care. Ten bed residential care suite provides 24-hour care in a home-like setting
Contact 416-626-0116 ext 225, ext 299 after office hours. You will be referred to a case manager who will visit you in your home to complete an assessment
Lawrence Ave to Lake Ontario, Hwy 10 to Roncesvalles Ave
No fee

Hazel Burns Hospice
2562 Eglinton Ave W Ste 203
Community volunteer hospice program
Anyone can phone to make a referral
Lawrence Ave to St. Clair Ave, east of the Humber River; Wilson Ave to Bloor St, west of the Humber River; Humber River to Bathurst St
No fee

Jewish Family and Child
Jewish Hospice Program
4600 Bathurst St
Provides connection to and identification with the Jewish community, counselling and emotional support, assistance with certain activities of daily living
For any Jewish individual diagnosed with a life threatening illness
Anyone can make a referral; contact the JF FS Hospice Coordinator at 416-638- 7800 ext 6201
No fee

Philip Aziz Centre
558 Gerrard St E
Community volunteer hospice program provides palliative care, interim support, caregiver relief
People living with cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-limiting illnesses
All postal codes that begin with M
No fee

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
Community Wellness Support Program
2660 Eglinton Ave E
Provides information, individual and group counseling and support, home visiting, caregiver relief
Call 416-642-9445 and a Hospice Palliative Care or Bereavement Specialist will make arrangements to meet with you to fully explain the services and assess your needs
No fee

Residential Hospice Programs

The following programs provide residential care outside of a hospital or long term care home. Space is limited.

Dorothy Ley Hospice
220 Sherway Dr
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Community and residential palliative care. Ten bed residential care suite provides 24-hour care in a home-like setting
Contact 416-626-0116 ext 225, contact ext 299 after office hours. You will be referred to a case manager who will visit you in your home to complete an assessment
Lawrence Ave to Lake Ontario, Hwy 10 to Roncesvalles Ave
No fee

Additional In-Home Supports

VHA Home HealthCare
End of Life/Palliative Care
30 Soudan Ave Ste 500
Personal and home support workers provide care and perform household chores
Nurses provide effective pain management and complete a health assessment in order to create the most comfortable course of care possible
Contact 416-489-2500 ext 4649 for private services (fees apply)
Greater Toronto Area

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FREE Invoice Template

Whether you are a multinational limited company or a single person sole trader it is important that you have a structured approach to your invoicing or you may lose track of what payments you are waiting for.

Invoicing your clients is a fairly straightforward and simple process, provided you have a good invoice template to work from.

You should keep a record of all the invoices you have sent out along with when you received payment in order to keep track of your finances.

Please use the below template which is based on a VAT rate of 20%:

Invoice Template

Please use the below template which is based on a VAT rate of 17.5%:

Invoice Template

If you are thinking of buying one of the many online accounting software packages, we’d advise you to read this report first.

If you do choose to set up a limited company. which is exactly what our other 15,000 contractor and freelancer clients have done, you may like to chose SJD to help form your company. Last year alone, more than 3,000 contractors formed their Limited company on our website.

SJD Accountancy

SJD Accountancy are the UK’s largest specialist provider of fixed fee, Limited company accountancy services to contractors; we’ve been acting for contractors across the UK since 1992 and have more than 15,000 clients.

We are the only national specialist firm of contractor accountants with offices nationwide. SJD Accountancy has more qualified staff than any other firm in our market with qualifications from the following major tax and accountancy bodies – ATT, AAT, CTA, ACCA, CA, ACA and FCCA.

  • Unlimited face to face meetings. This is a unique service only SJD Accountancy offers – unlimited face to face meetings across the UK – tax is complicated and sometimes only a meeting will do.
  • UK’s Largest contractor accountants with more qualified staff. No call centres, no outsourcing, no automated call handling. Simply telephone, email or meet your own dedicated accountant face to face.
  • Money back service guarantee . All your telephone calls and emails will be answered the same day or we will make a full refund of that months fee.
  • Outstanding reputation. We have won more awards for customer service and accountancy excellence than any other firm in our market, including: Best Acc ount ant for Contractors, Accountant of the Year and Best Professional Service Team to name just a few.
  • All inclusive low cost fixed fee accountancy package which includes completion of accounts*, payroll bureau, dividends and corporation tax computations, personal taxation, free bookkeeping software, your own dedicated accountant* and all company returns for a fixed fee starting from £120 plus VAT per month. Check our packages for more detail.

Form your own Limited company with SJD – our same day online company formation service includes company bank account set up, VAT/PAYE registration and advice on optimum share structure.

You may also find the following pages, guides and case studies useful:

  • Take home pay calculator – How much could you be taking home
  • Contractor FAQ – All your frequently asked questions and their answers
  • First time Contracting or Freelancing? – A summary of the alternatives along with pros and cons
  • Choosing a contractor accountant – The factors to consider when choosing an accountant
  • Step-by-step Guide to Contracting – Download a FREE copy of our guide
  • Limited or Umbrella? Can’t decide? – We help you decide which is best for you
  • Guide to Contracting – All the best guides to contracting in one place
  • Expenses Guide – Know exactly what you can claim
  • Umbrella company guide – Everything you ever wanted to know about umbrella company services
  • IR35 Guide – A great plain English guide to IR35

*If you would like us to complete your company year end accounts we simply ask that you have been a client of SJD for one year or have made 12 monthly payments. All accountants are part or fully qualified.

Which Mobile Carrier Has the Fastest Network? #technology, #advice, #buyers #guides, #reviews,


Which Mobile Carrier Has the Fastest Network?

When it comes time to shop around for mobile phone service. there s more to pay attention to than just price. Some carriers offer data speeds that are demonstrably faster than others. Other carriers, while perhaps not the fastest, may have better nationwide 4G LTE coverage. Every carrier claims to be the best, but how do you separate marketing bluster from the honest truth?

The answer to that question is simple: You take a look at the data. And that s just what the folks behind the cell network-mapping app OpenSignal did to compile their The State of LTE (March 2015) Report. It compares speeds and network availability in the U.S. and around the globe. Here in the United States, carrier T-Mobile scored top honors when it comes to network speed. According to the OpenSignal report, T-Mobile has average 4G LTE speeds of 10 Mbps. AT T and Verizon tie for second place with average speeds of 6.5 Mbps each, while Sprint is fourth fastest at just 4.0 Mbps on average. Regional carrier CricKet has average 4G speeds of 2.9 Mbps. Other carriers were not considered in the rankings due to small sample sizes.

But while T-Mobile may have the fastest network, it doesn t have the widest one Verizon does. Its subscribers enjoy 4G LTE coverage approximately 86% of the time. AT T comes in second with 78% coverage; T-Mobile is in third with 76%; CricKet comes in fourth at 70%. Sprint s network comes in a disappointing fifth in this metric, with its subscribers connecting to 4G LTE networks less than 60% of the time.

Overall, average U.S. mobile data speeds are up slightly (7 Mbps) since last year s OpenSignal State of LTE report. a nice change from last year s net speed decline. Still, the average U.S. speed now lags behind those of 25 other countries, including Russia (10 Mbps), the U.K. (12 Mbps), Canada (13 Mbps) and Australia (13 Mbps). Spain is the country with the fastest 4G LTE speeds, with an average of 17 Mbps.

Data for the OpenSignal The State of LTE March 2015 report was collected between November 2014 and January 2015. You can view the full report, with carrier-by-carrier data from around the world, by visiting the OpenSignal website .

[Cell tower graphic via Shutterstock; Full Spectrum of LTE Performance via OpenSignal]


LTE Speeds

From Dan Contento on July 28, 2015. 5:19 pm

I must be fortunate. Despite Sprint being rated 4th with an average speed of 4 Mbps, my Sprint LTE service consistently delivers an average speed of 11 to 12 Mbps here in northeast Ohio.

Yes id imagine so becaus

From Milo on September 17, 2015. 12:17 am

Yes id imagine so becaus emost carriers cover those places mostdefinitly more then others verizons speed would more then likely double those speeds cause they cover more in that area let alone there network as stated here is faster then sprints

This is completely incorrect with

From Riley Craig on October 13, 2016. 5:57 am

This is completely incorrect with three bars or dots at least on the iPhone I am averaging about 13 Mb a second. Don t believe me email me .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) I have screenshot proof.

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Fall Bucket List: 10 Things to Do in the Pacific Northwest

Summer in the Pacific Northwest might possess a magical glow so potent we never want to let it go. But thankfully, autumn comes with perks aplenty as well. We’ve rounded up some must-dos for your fall bucket list as we transition from one sensational season to the next. Continue Reading

10 Theme Parks Where You Should Be Celebrating Halloween

Spooky Halloween experiences abound at top theme parks around the U.S. and Canada – think Knott’s Scary Farm in California, HalloWeekends at Cedar Point in Ohio, the Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion in Virginia, Worlds of Fun in Missouri and at a number of other popular theme-park fright zones, too. So, we’ve put together an exclusive look at all the most spine-chilling spots to visit this Halloween. Continue Reading


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Boasting balmy temperatures well into September and easily accessible by air from most points in Europe, Ibiza is the perfect destination for the seasoned island hopper looking to add a few more beach.

As a grad student at Stanford in 1989, Argentinean Santiago Achaval discovered a passion that many college scholars are just experiencing: the love of wine. And not just any brand, fine wines. Weekend.

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