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Carbon tax puts a price on pollution Trudeau says in oneonone interview

first_imgPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is getting set to unveil his plan to compensate Canadians in provinces that will be forced to have a federal carbon tax.Four provinces — Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick — fail to meet the federal threshold, which means the Trudeau government will implement a carbon price on January 1, 2019.Before his announcement in Toronto, Trudeau spoke with Parliament Hill Reporter Cormac Mac Sweeney about his carbon plan, the ongoing situation with killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the municipal election results in Ontario.Listen to the complete interview below:Audio Playerhttps://toronto.citynews.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/10/2018/10/23/justin-trudeau-interview-full-cormac.macsweeney.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Stars Attend Path2Parenthood Annual Gala

first_imgOn April 15, doctors, celebrities and supporters of alternative family planning alike gathered to honor Stuart Bell as well as actors Alice Evans and Ioan Gruffudd at the Path2Parenthood Annual Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in West Hollywood.Celebrity attendees of the event included Alice Evans (The Vampire Diaries), Ioan Gruffudd (San Andreas, Fantastic 4), Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Sebastian Roché (The Originals), Tuc Watkins (Desperate Housewives), Ian Alda (Silicon Valley), Alice Amter (The Big Bang Theory), Blake Cooper Griffin (Love Is All You Need), Michael Ensign (Titanic) and Gabriela Dias (Model).Guests enjoyed a delicious meal as they listened to thought provoking and moving speeches from impassioned supporters of the nonprofit organization including a hilarious special performance by comedian and host of Don’t Tell My MOTHER!, Nikki Levy.A silent auction commenced in the next room featuring a wide variety of items. Proceeds of the auction will go to aiding those that the organization provides assistance to.Path2Parenthood (P2P) is an inclusive organization committed to assisting people who need help in creating their families by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely education.last_img read more

Mother and two children ordered to leave onreserve home

first_img(Tori Cress is facing eviction from her home on the Wahta First Nation)Editor’s Note: After this story was published, Lawrence Schell’s lawyer Trish Cowie sent APTN National News an email. “My client has offered to extend the eviction date to November 24, 2016. Further, he has offered to contribute financially toward her rental costs at a new apartment/home.” the email said.“Tori Cress’ ex-husband, Neil Schell, never held the Certificate of Possession for the property.” she wrote in part. “There is no matrimonial property claim as it pertains to this property.” “The question we are ultimately asking here is: Is a non-member allowed to come into a First Nation community and dictate what happens with that First Nation’s land? To suggest ‘yes’ is not in line with current laws and I don’t believe there would be much support for such a proposition among First Nations, particularly since there is no matrimonial property claim.”Holly MooreAPTN InvestigatesA single mother living on the Wahta First Nation will be kicked out of her home in two days.Tori Cress has lived for the last eight years in a house she said she built in the Mohawk community north of Toronto with her ex-husband, Neil Schell, a Wahta member. Cress is a member of the nearby Beausoleil First Nation.Prior to their divorce in 2013, she said he transferred the house to his father, Lawrence Schell, which left her with no legal claim.“Three years ago, he had the property surveyed and had it transferred into his father’s name,” she said.In a letter obtained by APTN investigates, Schell’s lawyer Trish Cowie threatened the family with police action and stated Cress is risking “being charged with offences such as trespass and being unlawfully in a dwelling house,” if she doesn’t leave by Thursday.“This letter says that I have to be out,” she said. “It says they will be there at 5 pm to change the locks. You can’t just throw somebody out of their home.”Lawyer extends eviction period after story published.“My client has offered to extend the eviction date to November 24, 2016.” Schell’s lawyer Trisha Cowie wrote in an email to APTN.“Further, he has offered to contribute financially toward her rental costs at a new apartment/home.”Cowie said the case highlights “the many complexities related to native land.”“Tori Cress’ ex-husband, Neil Schell, never held the Certificate of Possession for the property.” she wrote. “There is no matrimonial property claim as it pertains to this property.”“The question we are ultimately asking here is: Is a non-member allowed to come into a First Nation community and dictate what happens with that First Nation’s land?” she wrote. “To suggest ‘yes’ is not in line with current laws and I don’t believe there would be much support for such a proposition among First Nations, particularly since there is no matrimonial property claim.”She admitted that Schell’s son would be entitled to hold a Certificate of Possession because he is a member of the Wahta First Nation but added that he does not hold the certificate to this particular property.Calls to Cowie have not been returned.Cress’ case highlights the risks faced by Indigenous women, non-band members, and non-Indigenous people living on First Nations with regard to their matrimonial property rights. Prior to a new law passed in December 2014, the federal Indian Act did not address the division of property when a couple separated — a gap in the law that critics say left many women unprotected and homeless.The Matrimonial Real Property Act mandates — in part– that both partners have the right to occupy the home and share its value.Cress said she believes the Wahta chief and council may be retaliating against her because she protested the council, but Chief Philip Franks told APTN in an email that he had “limited knowledge of the situation.”“It seems she and her former husband were divorced prior to the Matrimonial Real Property act coming into effect.” he said. “Wahta Council is not involved in this situation.”The chief also pointed out that because the house is on reserve land, Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Act does not apply.“If she has been evicted from her residence it is really a civil matter,” he said. “A matter for the landlord to act on at his discretion.”Cress said she is not leaving and others in the community are planning to support her.  She said she is prepared to blockade the end of her driveway and said community members have promised to help. She said she is currently reaching out to lawyers to try to stay the eviction.“I’m not going anywhere,” she said adding that her youngest son has special needs. “Routine is key and vital to having a happy home.”With files from Melissa Ridgen.hmoore@aptn.calast_img read more

Ban names Ibrahim Gambari as new head of joint UNAU force in

2 December 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon seeks to appoint veteran Nigerian diplomat Ibrahim Gambari, who has most recently served as his top envoy to Myanmar, as the new head of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur, it was announced today. Mr. Gambari’s appointment as the Joint Special Representative of the mission, known as UNAMID, will be effective 1 January 2010.He has also been serving as Special Adviser on the International Compact with Iraq and Other Political Issues since March 2007, the same year he was named Special Envoy to Myanmar.Prior to that, Mr. Gambari was the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs. He was also the Special Adviser on Africa and headed the UN mission in Angola. From 1990 to 1999, he served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the UN.UNAMID has been in place across Darfur since the start of last year to try to quell the fighting and humanitarian suffering that has engulfed the region since 2003. At least 300,000 people are estimated to have died from the conflict and another 2.7 million people remain displaced from their homes.At full deployment, the mission – the UN’s largest – is expected to have some 26,000 troops and police officers, but as of late October, only 19,000 unformed personnel have been deployed.Earlier this week, a senior UN peacekeeping official warned that that the security situation in the war-ravaged Sudan region continues to be unstable, voicing his “extreme concern” over the fate of two abducted UNAMID staff members.“Carjackings and attacks on humanitarian workers have continued,” Assistant-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet told the Security Council, reminding the 15-member body that the international staff members, who were kidnapped over three months ago, are still in captivity.Mr. Mulet noted that the opening of a new round of UN-backed talks on 17 November in the Qatari capital of Doha, aimed at bringing peace to Darfur, coincided with an escalation of armed clashes involving rebel militia in the region.He said that a number of groups in Darfur, including the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and SLA/AW, continue to express concern over the holding of national elections, slated for April 2010, before a peace agreement is reached. read more

Danni Williams leads No 10 Texas women over UTSA

AUSTIN, Texas — Danni Williams scored 22 points and No. 10 Texas rolled to a 98-54 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Wednesday in a tuneup for its big weekend matchup with No. 6 Mississippi State.Freshman Audrey Warren had 13 points and five rebounds for the Longhorns (7-0) in her third career start.Jatarie White added 14 points as Texas coach Karen Aston notched career win No. 250.Marie Benson scored 14 points to lead to lead UTSA (3-5).NO. 24 DRAKE 85, CREIGHTON 69OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Becca Hittner scored 15 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter to help Drake pull away.Hittner matched her season high and surpassed 1,000 points in her career for the Bulldogs (7-1).Drake outscored the Bluejays 13-3 to start the fourth quarter to stretch its lead to 75-62. Creighton (1-4) got no closer than 11 points the rest of the way.NO. 25 KENTUCKY 87, MOREHEAD STATE 57LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Maci Morris scored a season-high 31 points and Kentucky opened a double-digit lead midway through the first quarter on its way to beating Morehead State.Morris made three of her four 3-pointers while scoring 16 points during a 23-6 run that put the Wildcats (8-0) up 52-23 at halftime.Aliyah Jeune led Morehead State (6-2) with 15 points.The Associated Press read more

Opinion Cleveland Cavaliers title would stand for more than just a championship

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after stealing the ball from the Atlanta Hawks and driving the court for a slam as Hawks’ Kent Bazemore (24) walks away during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 26 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe Cleveland Cavaliers have just advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007, and all I can think about is just that year, ‘07.The team was significantly less talented than the Spurs that year, and they probably knew it. LeBron James and company were merely happy to reach the pinnacle of basketball excellence that is the Finals.However, this time they have a legitimate chance at the elusive title the city of Cleveland hasn’t experienced since 1964 when the Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts 27-0. Cleveland has nearly tasted the championship champagne on several occasions since then — most notably in 1987 and 1988 with the Browns and 1997 with the Indians. However, collectively John Elway, Earnest Byner, Edgar Renteria and Jose Mesa broke the hearts of Cleveland fans everywhere.Not to mention the shot Michael Jordan made over Craig Ehlo in 1989 or the blown 3-1 series lead over the Red Sox for the Tribe in 2007. Throw in LeBron’s decision in 2010 when he took his talents to South Beach, and one couldn’t help but think this city was cursed.I’m almost convinced they all got together and were in on the whole thing, sort of like an Ocean’s 11 ordeal, except to screw over Cleveland sports franchises instead of some multi-millionaire casino owner. There’s no way this many unfortunate events occur for one city. No way, I tell you.Upon LeBron’s return to Cleveland in the summer of 2014, grand expectations surfaced and consumed the fan base, as some went as far to celebrate in front of the man’s Bath, Ohio, home moments after hearing word he would be coming home. What would drive people to go out of their way and celebrate at his house?The answer is simple enough: the shot at a championship that everyone knew was now a very realistic opportunity with the return of one of the five best players to ever play the game of basketball.The hunger for a championship and all that it encompasses filled the minds of fans, and they couldn’t help themselves.A title for this area is larger than basketball at this point, as it can be used to boost the morale of the people, bolster the economy and even give the community something to rally around in the wake of events like the Michael Brelo trial and the death of Tamir Rice that have tormented the city.The area of Northeast Ohio and Cavs fans throughout the state know that the drought may very well be over with their hometown team returning to the forefront of the basketball world.The thing about destiny is it always happens the exact way it should. Maybe all of these setbacks in the history of Cleveland sports were reminders of our resilience and toughness to withstand anything, even a 51-year-old championship drought.Maybe LeBron needed to leave in order to learn how to win and come back with a newfound confidence that exudes in each and every one of his teammates.And maybe, just maybe, all of the losses in the past will make this one even more special and one to cherish forever.Just. Four. Wins. Away. read more

Military jets escort Pakistan International Airlines flight into London Stansted

first_imgThey were subsequently charged with threatening to blow up an aircraft but were cleared after a judge ruled that they had no case to answer.Typhoon pilots are on standby 24 hours a day to defend UK airspace.Squadrons are based at RAF Coningsby, covering the south of the country, and RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, to cover the north.The Quick Reaction Alert crews can take off within minutes to intercept aircraft which have caused concern. A man has been arrested after a passenger jet flying from Pakistan to Heathrow had to be diverted when police received an anonymous threat regarding the aircraft.RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled to escort the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight to Stansted Airport in Essex following reports of disruption on board on Tuesday afternoon.Flight PK757 had been en-route from Lahore to Heathrow where Metropolitan Police officers were waiting to arrest a passenger as part of a pre-planned operation. PIA flight from Lahore to London Heathrow diverted to Stansted airport over reports of a suspicious item on the plane— Flight Alerts ⚠ (@FlightAlerts777) February 7, 2017 But sources at PIA British police had received “vague” security threats shortly after the Airbus A330 entered UK airspace, resulting in the flight being diverted in accordance with usual security procedures.It is not clear who made the alleged threats or whether they were related to the person on board who police intended to arrest.A spokesman for Essex Police said officers had attended Stansted to greet the aircraft, but stressed that the incident was not being treated as a hijack or terrorist situation.The spokesman said: “An aircraft was diverted to Stansted Airport at around 3pm on Tuesday, February 7, while over UK airspace en-route to Heathrow Airport due to reports of a disruptive passenger on board.”The plane is currently at the airport and officers are making enquiries. There is no disruption to the ongoing operation of Stansted Airport. This is not believed to be a hijack situation or terror matter.” A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a passenger on board had been due to be arrested when the flight landed, but refused to give any more details.But a spokesman for PIA in Pakistan claimed the incident had been sparked by a “vague security threat” that was made in an anonymous phone call.In 2013 two British nationals were arrested after a PIA flight from Lahore to Manchester was diverted to Stansted following reports that they had tried to get into the cockpit.center_img An RAF Typhoon was scrambled to escort the jetCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley/Heathcliff O’Malley An RAF Typhoon was scrambled to escort the jet Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

LimeWire Reborn as LimeWire Pirate Edition

first_imgYou know how the old saying goes–you can’t keep a good file sharing service down. Surely no one really expected LimeWire to stay dead for too long after an on-going battle with the RIAA finally led to the service’s shutdown, late last month.Since then, we’ve seen plenty of smaller services attempt to step into the void, in order to take up the file sharing mantle, and now it seems that the service itself is set to be reborn, thanks to “a horde of piratical monkeys.”TorrentFreak has the story, courtesy of “a source” with the apparent knowledge of “a secret dev team” tasked with resurrecting the service,On October 26 the remaining LimeWire developers were forced to shut down the company’s servers and modify remote settings in the filesharing client to try to harm the Gnutella network. They were then laid off,” a source told TorrentFreak.Shortly after, a horde of piratical monkeys climbed aboard the abandoned ship, mended its sails, polished its cannons, and released it free to the community. The result is LimeWire Pirate Edition, which was born on the back of a beta of LimeWire 5.6. The version, according to the site is an improvement “in many ways,” including the disabling of remote settings, the removal of an Ask toolbar, and the freeing of LimeWire Pro.last_img read more

Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya

first_img A RESPECTED RUSSIAN newspaper says it has uncovered information that police in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya have rounded up more than 100 men suspected of homosexuality and that at least three have been killed.The report in Novaya Gazeta said it had confirmed the information with sources in the Chechen police and government, but gave no details.The report was denied by Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov’s spokesman, who suggested there are no gay people in the Muslim-majority region.Ali Karimov said, according to the state news agency RIA Novosti: “It’s impossible to persecute those who are not in the republic.”The Kremlin-backed Kadyrov is widely accused of extensive human rights violations. He has brought Islam to the fore of Chechnya’s daily life, including opening what is called Europe’s biggest mosque.Read: Six arrested over ‘brutal’ assault on teenage asylum seeker in LondonRead: President Higgins extends sympathy to Colombia as mudslide death toll tops 200 By Associated Press Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya The Chechen president’s spokesperson denied the report, suggesting there are no gay people in the country. Apr 2nd 2017, 3:30 PM Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 3:30 PM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3320076 Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov Image: Shutterstock/977_ReX_977center_img 48 Comments 25,129 Views Share323 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov Image: Shutterstock/977_ReX_977last_img read more

Les acides gras trans pourraient diminuer le risque cardiovasculaire

first_imgLes acides gras trans pourraient diminuer le risque cardiovasculaireFrance – Si l’on en croit une nouvelle étude menée par des chercheurs de l’Institut national de la recherche agronomique (Inra), les acides gras trans que l’on trouve dans la matière grasse du lait de vache pourraient réduire le risque cardiovasculaire.L’étude en question a été publiée le 5 octobre 2010 et met en parallèle le risque cardiovasculaire avec la quantité d’acides gras trans dans le lait de la vache. Les résultats montrent clairement qu’une hausse de ce composant a un effet bénéfique sur les consommateurs. Le Parisien révèle que l’étude a comparé trois laits différents dont la composition en termes de matières grasses différait : cent onze volontaires ont consommé différents produits laitiers à base de ces trois laits.Ainsi, les chercheurs ont pu observer que suivre un régime composé de 4% d’acides gras trans et 63% d’acides gras saturés permet de baisser le taux de cholestérol, mais réduit également le risque d’infarctus du myocarde. Et les auteurs de l’étude de conclure : “Une augmentation limitée de la proportion d’acides gras trans associée à une diminution des acides gras saturés dans les produits laitiers obtenues par un mode d’alimentation particulier du bétail, est associée à une amélioration du risque cardiovasculaire. (…) Ces données pourront être prises en compte par l’ensemble de la filière afin d’améliorer la qualité nutritionnelle de la matière grasse laitière et être en accord avec les recommandations du Plan national nutrition santé”.Le 8 octobre 2010 à 10:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pluies torrentielles en Belgique trois morts

first_imgPluies torrentielles en Belgique : trois mortsSelon l’agence de presse Belga, les fortes pluies qui ont touché la Belgique ce week-end ont fait trois victimes et un disparu.Les fortes pluies qui se sont abattues samedi et dimanche sur la Belgique, provoquant inondations et coulées de boue, ont fait trois victimes. Deux habitants de Solre-Saint-Géry, dans la province du Hainaut, près de la frontière française, dont la passagère d’une voiture, âgée de 72 ans, coincée dans son véhicule. Ils se sont noyés samedi dans la Hante, une rivière en crue. Dimanche, les pompiers ont repêché un autre corps dans la Dendre, également en crue, à Lessines (même province), où une personne était toujours portée disparue.Il y a eu l’équivalent d’un mois de pluie ce week-end, en Belgique. Plusieurs personnes ont dû être évacuées, notamment celles d’un hôpital de Tubize (centre). Près de Bruxelles, où le plan catastrophe a été déclenché hier, la rupture d’une digue sur le canal reliant la capitale à Charleroi a entraîné l’évacuation des habitants de 230 maisons à Leeuw-Saint-Pierre. Le 15 novembre 2010 à 11:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Netflix Experimenting With Different Love Death Robots Episode Lineups

first_imgA final update: a friend I trust at Netflix looked into this, and apparently the episode ordering is just a 100% random A/B test that doesn’t involve any ML. Identity-based recommendations are still a good discussion to have, in this case it was just random!— Lukas Thoms (@LukasThoms) March 19, 2019“I hear Netflix thinks and cares a lot about ethical algorithms, but every company needs to be more transparent here,” Thoms added. “However, truly grateful for all the people in my mentions still saying ‘Netflix thinks I’m gay.’” My husband and I have severely different Netflix recommendations. literally the first suggestion for me is “Gay TV shows” and his top three are: “Because you watched: The Office, Marvel’s the Punisher, and Dave Chappelle” and we got the same order so — eeebunny (@ebonista) March 20, 2019 Netflix appears to have reached its “experimental college” stage.Since the release of its new Love, Death & Robots sci-fi anthology series, viewers have noticed the sequencing of episodes varies from user to user.Comparing chapter lists on Twitter and Reddit, some have questioned whether sexual orientation is a factor.“Just discovered the most INSANE thing,” Lukas Thoms, co-founder of the LGBTQ nonprofit Out in Tech and product manager at Squarespace, wrote in a tweet (emphasis his). “The ORDER OF THE EPISODES for … Love, Death & Robots changes based on whether Netflix think you’re gay or straight.”“Love, Death & Robots” episode “Beyond the Aquila Rift” (via Netflix/IMDb)Thoms began the program with “Sonnie’s Edge,” a 17-minute short about a woman who remotely controls a genetically engineered monster in underground gladiatorial battles. His straight friend Andrew, meanwhile, saw “Beyond the Aquila Rift”—”the one that has the most realistic and explicit hetero sex”—first.“We’ve known for a while that Netflix personalized the marketing of their shows based on sexual orientation (trailers, cover images, etc.) but it’s next-level weird to change the actual experience of watching it,” Thoms tweeted.“Thought I was losing my mind trying to talk to Andrew about the show,” he continued. “My other two gay friends … had the same episode order that I did.”But there are two sides to every story, and Netflix took to Twitter to clarify its position. We’ve never had a show like Love, Death & Robots before so we’re trying something completely new: presenting four different episode orders. The version you’re shown has nothing to do with gender, ethnicity, or sexual identity — info we don’t even have in the first place.— Netflix US (@netflix) March 19, 2019A company spokeswoman confirmed to TechCrunch that “We want to showcase the variety of shorts within the anthology series in different ways and see what works for our members.”That still doesn’t answer the question of whether individuals’ episode order is based on their Netflix viewing history. Thoms, however, cited a trusted friend at Netflix, who told him it is a “100 percent random A/B test” that doesn’t involve machine learning. so… all the times I’ve been raving to my friends to watch at least the first episode, there’s a chance they’ve been watching the really frickin’ hetero episode and not the lesbians and monsters episode that I clearly mean to reference?Wow. Thanks.— Jennifer Wolff (@JennyWebtoes) March 19, 2019The streaming platform continues to test the waters of interactive programming with a new choose-your-own-adventure series, this time starring adventurer Bear Grylls.On April 10, Netflix users are invited to make key decisions to help the TV host “survive, thrive, and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.”More on Geek.com:New Netflix Horror Series ‘Black Summer’ Unveils Zombie ChaosNetflix Pulls Real-Life Rail Tragedy Clips From ‘Bird Box’Netflix Claps Back at Steven Spielberg’s Push to Ban It From Oscarslast_img read more

Man appears in court for parking lot assault

first_imgThe alleged assailant in a stabbing outside of a Hazel Dell bar early Saturday morning is an employee of that bar and was reportedly intervening in a parking lot disturbance, court records state.The victim, identified in court records as Nathan Simonds, suffered multiple stab wounds, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and was taken by his girlfriend, Michele Miller, to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center for treatment.Simonds’ injuries were considered life-threatening, and he immediately underwent surgery, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court.Daniel Perez Rodriguez, 26, of Vancouver appeared Monday morning in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault in connection with the alleged altercation in the parking lot of 99 Saloon Bar and Grill, 7005 N.E. Highway 99. Rodriguez is a cook at the bar, court documents show.Deputy Prosecutor James Smith said during the hearing that Simonds is still hospitalized and in serious condition.Deputies responded to a call at about 2:40 a.m. from the hospital for a man who was brought there after being stabbed.Witnesses told detectives that Simonds was being disruptive and was asked to leave the bar prior to closing. After closing, employees were walking to their vehicles in the parking lot when they overheard a disturbance in Miller’s vehicle, prompting one of the employees to intervene, the affidavit states.Simonds reportedly assaulted that employee, so a second employee, identified as Rodriguez, stepped in. A physical confrontation ensued, and Rodriguez stabbed Simonds, according to court documents.last_img read more

Total pay increases by 07 in real terms

first_imgTotal pay, including bonuses, increased by 0.7% in real terms in Great Britain between November 2015-January 2016 and November 2016-January 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Its UK labour market: March 2017 report also found that regular pay, excluding bonuses, increased by 0.8% in real terms between the three months to January 2016 and the three months to January 2017. This is the lowest growth rate since the three months to November 2014, which was recorded at 0.7%.In nominal terms, which have not been adjusted for price inflation, total pay increased by 2.2% between the three months to January 2016 and the three months to January 2017, and regular pay increased by 2.3%. In comparison, both total and regular pay increased by 2.6% between October-December 2015 and October-December 2016.In nominal terms, average regular pay, excluding bonuses, was £477 a week before tax and other deductions from pay in January 2017, compared to £468 a week in January 2016.Average total pay, including bonuses, for employees in Great Britain was £507 a week in January 2017 before tax and other deductions from pay, compared to £499 a week in January 2016.Since January 2000, average pay in nominal terms has increased by 62.9% from £312 a week in January 2000 to £507 a week in January 2017. Over the same time period, the Consumer Price Index has increased by 41%.Mariano Mamertino, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) economist at Indeed, said: “Employers are feeling the strain in a labour market that is now tighter than it has been in decades. Finding the right staff is getting harder by the day as recruiters battle it out for a shrinking pool of available talent.“While many employers are being forced to offer better pay packages to woo recruits, for existing staff pay rises remain modest. Though the 2.3% average annual rise still outstrips inflation, the prospect of real wages falling later this year looms ever larger.”Ian Brinkley, acting chief economist at the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), added: “Average earnings growth on regular pay has slowed, suggesting that real wages are falling as inflation increases. This could be a sign that some employers are seeking to offset the impact of the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and increases to the national living wage next month through lower basic pay awards.“With less chance of a pay rise and money not going as far when paying for the weekly shop and bills, UK [employees] will need to watch their spending carefully.”last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of November 25 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, November 25, 2018.Sunday, November 25No MeetingsMonday, November 26The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 6:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, November 27No MeetingsWednesday, November 28No MeetingsThursday, November 29No MeetingsFriday, November 30No MeetingsSaturday, December 1No MeetingsAll meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

OBITUARY Samuel A deWahl 31

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Samuel A. deWahl, age 31, passed away Saturday, February 16th at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, MA surrounded by family. He died from complications of liver failure, awaiting a transplant.Sam was born in Burlington, VT on March 14, 1987 to John and Jocelyn deWahl and lived in Shelburne until age 7, when he and his family moved to Enosburg. Sam graduated from Enosburg Falls High School in 2005 and attended McGill University in Montreal, QC, where he studied chemical engineering.After university, he moved to Burlington, VT where he reconnected with friends and family including his future wife Laura. He worked at United Technologies in Vergennes, VT and most recently at QIAGEN, outside of Boston, overseeing facilities operations. Sam and Laura were married in Bedford, MA on June 18, 2016.Sam is survived by his wife Laura T. deWahl of Wilmington, MA. Sam is also survived by his parents John and Jocelyn deWahl of Enosburg, VT, his sister Lucy deWahl of Philadelphia, PA, cousin Carol Stone of Burlington, VT, Aunt Pat Fournier of Vergennes, VT, Uncle Mike and Aunt Karen Boldosser of Easton, MD, Uncle Karl DeWahl and Aunt Val Pearson, Aunt Andi Smith and her husband Glen, and cousin Kathleen DeWahl and her wife Brianna McMichael of St. Paul MN, grandmothers Carol Adams of Shelburne, VT and Ursula Conrad of Bismarck, ND, and cousins Matt Goodman of Malmo, Sweden, Katie Dukes of Livingston, TN and Aaron DeWahl and wife Kelly of Hammond, IN. Sam is also survived by friends from all chapters of his life as well as his two cats, Willy and Boba.Sam had a great sense of humor, love of quirky movies and TV shows, Star Wars cards, cooking, and above all playing and listening to music. He will be greatly missed.A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist church in Bedford, MA on March 16th 2019 at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Enosburg Falls High School Music Department. Checks can be made out to Enosburg Falls Graded School District with the memo In Memory of Sam deWahl.Samuel A. deWahl(NOTE: The above obituary is from the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Judith Elaine Sias Guertin, 76In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Francis J. Zizis, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Raymond E. Piretti, Jr., 81In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Alaska analyzes response to Chiniak fire

first_imgPhoto by Scott Wight. Shared via KMXT.org.A state report says response to Alaska’s Twin Creeks Fire last summer was swift but could use improvement.The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that a report and improvement plan from the community and sent to the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says local and state crews “performed very well.” But it also pointed out long hours and a need for more trained people to fill relief shifts.The report also notes that social media helped keep the public informed. It calls coordination between agencies “critical,” and says Alaska State Troopers didn’t follow procedure and let people into hazardous areas.The Twin Creeks Fire destroyed several structures and charred about 5,000 acres near Chiniak between Aug. 27 and Sept. 7.last_img read more

Manikganj road crash leaves motorcyclist dead

first_imgA motorcyclist was killed and 38 RMG workers were injured in a road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway at Bhatbar in Mankikganj on Saturday morning, reports UNB.The identity of the deceased could not be verified immediately.Habibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Golora highway police station, said the accident took place around 7:30am when the minibus carrying a group of garment workers hit the motorcycle and then overturned, leaving the motorcyclist dead on the spot and 38 garment workers injured.The injured were admitted to 250-bed Manikganj hospital.last_img read more

Baltimore National Heritage Area Annual Meeting

first_imgThe annual meeting of The Board of Directors of the Baltimore National Heritage Area will take place at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center at 5:30 p.m on Nov. 17. Special presentations will be given to Baltimore National Heritage Area partners of the Year and 2017 Small Cap Grant Recipients. Call Shauntee Daniels at 410-876-6411 or email sdaniels@baltimoreheritagearea.org for more information. The Eubie Blake Cultural Center is located at 847 N Howard St, Baltimore, Md. 21201.last_img