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Caribbean union moves resolution for Public Works employees

Caribbean union moves resolution for Public Works employees

first_img Share Share 224 Views   one comment LocalNews Caribbean union moves resolution for Public Works employees by: – August 7, 2015 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union, Thomas Letang (file photo)A resolution requesting that the Dominica government immediately ceases from imposing further hardship on employees of the Public Works Corporation by paying all outstanding salaries, allowances and Social Security deductions, has been moved by the Caribbean Public Services Association (CPSA).The resolution was moved at the 45th annual CPSA conference which was held in Trinidad from 18-24 July 2015. Over one hundred and fifty (150) delegates from various unions participated in the conference which had as its theme ‘Refocus, Readjust and Reinvest Towards Stronger Caribbean Unions’. General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) and the CPSA, Thomas Letang told members of the press on Friday 7 August, the resolution calls on the government to review some of the decisions taken which are affecting the employees.Twenty PWC employees, who were laid off in July, are expected to return to work on 12 August Mr Letang indicated.“There are certain things that we are looking at and we will be getting a legal opinion on that matter very soon. We will also be advised as to whether we can take some court action against some of the things,” he said.Letang said although the Union is being told by the board of the Corporation that it is current with payments there are still a lot of outstanding arrears.Minister for Public Works, Ian Pinard reported to the media in June 2015 that all outstanding salary payments had been made and that the board of the Corporation was in discussion with the Dominica Social Security for a payment plan for unpaid employee contributions.“There are certain things that we are looking at like the provisions of the collective agreement, what has not been implemented and whether we should refer the matter to a tribunal or whether we can go straight to court with some of those issues,” he explained.Mr Letang emphasized that the Union has not given up on its members but “one will have to appreciate that at this point it is very important that the Union engages their legal advisors and lawyers”.According to Mr Letang, the Union is still making attempts to meet with the Public Works Corporation’s board but a date has not yet been confirmed.“We don’t think that the board is really interested in meeting with us. This is not right because we are the legal representatives for the employees down there, no matter what the circumstances are, the board has an obligation to meet with us when there is a need to do so,” he said. Sharelast_img read more

Bee’s roll to 5th straight win 5-1 over Shaker Hts.

Bee’s roll to 5th straight win 5-1 over Shaker Hts.

first_imgMEDINA, Ohio – The Medina Bee’s had to wait a few extra days to play their home opener, but even the cold weather could not cool off the red hot bats of the Bee’s. They beat the visiting Shaker Heights team 5 – 1. Shaker was down 5 – 0 after 6 innings but managed to score once in the seventh on a passed ball to avoid the shutout. The Bee’s stung Shaker early as they scored two in the first inning when they started the bottom half of the inning off with a Pipoly single to right, followed by a RBI Triple by Senior Collin Winters to give them the 1-0 lead.Later on a ball four passed ball to Peterson, Winters was able to come around to score and make the score 2-0. Medina would remain locked in at the plate as they scored 3 more in the second inning to extend their lead to 5 – 0 against senior Canyon McWilliams of Shaker. The winning pitcher was Junior Alex Whittaker who pitched a complete game and looked strong throughout. He did run into a bit of trouble in the first inning as he loaded the bases, but had a key third out strike out to get out of it. Whittaker and his battery mate Peterson, stayed in front of batters all night and it helped give the Bee’s the edge. Whittaker would throw all seven innings but give up zero earned runs.The game was in question all day if it would be played, but the weather managed to corroborate long enough to get it played. There was a threat of a storm late in the fifth inning as the umbrellas started to come out with a rain snow mix in the air. The win moves the Bee’s overall season record to 6-2. They have tomorrow off before getting back out on the road to take on Wadsworth on Friday April 8 and then Strongsville Monday April 11. Special thank you to sideline reporter A. Winters for the stats and weather report.For more information on this game or any game in North East Ohio, please contact Vince McKee on twitter at VinceTheAuthor. Related TopicsAlex WhittakerBaseballCollin WintersMedinaShaker Hts Vince McKeelast_img read more

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first_imgCAF settles in at county airport, hosts open houseBy KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSA mixture of clear blue skies, vintage air crafts and classic transport vehicles were enjoyed by  those in attendance of an open house sponsored by the Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) that took place on Saturday, June 2 at the Port Isabel – Cameron County Airport. The event was held to garner support for a new museum dedicated to flying and transportation to be located at the County airport, cited by the group as “the only flying museum south of San Antonio.”World War II era planes were on display, including one with markings indicating it saw action in the Battle of the Bulge. Visitors to the event got to see one of the twin propeller planes start its engines and take off.  Vintage ground and support vehicles were also on hand, including a Model A military transport in which some  in attendance were able to ride.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedAir Fiesta Soars Into TownBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The forecast is set to be perfect this weekend as Air Fiesta flies into town. Almost two dozen performers are ready to wow the crowds by performing aerobatic acts in the sunny skies over Brownsville this Saturday and Sunday. “We have several national…February 12, 2016In “Event”Aerial Display: CAF brings first Airshow to Cameron County AirportBy J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the PRESS Thousands of spectators enjoyed and witnessed aviation history during Airshow 2019, the first air fiesta celebrated at the Cameron County Airport through the weekend. While taking along his three kids, Pierce, Michael, and Marquito, Craig Grove, an alderman in Rancho Viejo, couldn’t…June 28, 2019In “News”Air Fiesta 2015: Theater in the skyBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 19, 2015 It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… whole lot of planes! This weekend, the skies over Brownsville will indeed be filled with a whole lot of planes as the Brownsville – South Padre Island International Airport plays host to…February 20, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Indians sign first-rounder Noah Naylor, compensation pick Ethan Hankins

Indians sign first-rounder Noah Naylor, compensation pick Ethan Hankins

first_img Related TopicsCleveland IndiansEthan HankinsMLB DraftTaylor Naylor Spencer German CLEVELAND – The Indians solidified their future on Tuesday, finalizing deals with first-round pick Noah Naylor and compensation pick Ethan Hankins. Naylor and Hankins were selected just six picks apart in last month’s draft, taken 29th and 25th respectively. Both deals are above their slot value per multiple reports.Hailing from Canada, Naylor is a catching prospect regarded as one of the best hitters in this year’s draft class. The 18-year-old reportedly signed for $2,557,138, which is about $200k above his slot value.Meanwhile, Hankins, a right-handed pitcher from Georgia, was ranked the No. 21 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. The 18-year-old also signed for about $200k more than his slot value cashing in for $2,246,022.Cleveland has officially signed all of the players selected on day one of the draft, with Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline for signing draft picks looming.last_img read more

Stricter Residency Requirements Adopted for Marijuana Businesses

Stricter Residency Requirements Adopted for Marijuana Businesses

first_imgThe board met briefly Tuesday morning where members decided to scrap the residency rule adopted in November requiring the same stipulations of Alaska canna-business applicants as Alaska voters. Instead, board members adopted regulations using the definition of information needed from Alaskans to qualify for the annual Permanent Fund Dividend check, including being a state resident for a full calendar year. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Marijuana Control Board members has voted to adopt stricter Alaskan residency requirements for future applicants for legal pot retail businesses. When the previous requirements were adopted for residency, the Marijuana Control Board’s director had questioned the ability of their limited staff to verify applicants weren’t registered to vote elsewhere. A proposal that would have allowed limited outside investment in Alaska’s licensed pot businesses was determined by the board attorney to be outside of the scope of the meeting.last_img read more

5 takeaways from the most exciting day of college basketball ever

5 takeaways from the most exciting day of college basketball ever

first_img(Getty Images)(Getty Images)1. This was the greatest day of the NCAA Tournament everThe second round of the NCAA tournament had five games decided by one point. UAB won 60-59 over Iowa State with a huge three-pointer from Robert Brown that shot everyone’s brackets to Hades. UCLA won 60-59 over SMU with a divisive goaltending call, the likes of which a lot of us have never seen before. Cincinnati beat Purdue 66-65 in overtime. NC State won a 66-65 nail-biter over LSU. And let’s not forget that Georgia State beat Baylor 57-56 with a shot so crazy it knocked Panthers head coach Ron Hunter out of his chair.This is the first time this many games have been this close in a single day in all of tournament history. The last time that the tournament came to packing this much excitement was March 16, 1984, which had four one-point games.2. Texas has been messed with.Jonathan Ferrey / Getty ImagesJonathan Ferrey / Getty ImagesWith Stephen F. Austin’s 50-57 loss to Utah, all five Texas teams were eliminated in their first game of the competition.Having five schools from a single state eliminated from the competition in one day is a new record. The previous record– which was four schools– was also set by Texas in 2010.3. It’s absurd that referees can’t review a goaltending callUSA Today Sports ImagesUSA Today Sports ImagesThe one-point game between UCLA and SMU was decided by a goaltending call. Because of a certain rule, when the referees went to the monitor to review the play, it wasn’t to see whether or not it was goaltending, but to determine whether or not the play was worth two or three points.SMU wound up losing, and Yannick Moreira was left broken and in tears.Was it goaltending? Maybe. Ok, probably. But it would’ve been nice to know for sure.4. The easy baskets can and will come back to haunt youGene J. Puskar / AP PhotoGene J. Puskar / AP PhotoLSU led NC State by as many as 14 points in the second half on Thursday, and with over nine minutes left to play, managed to log only three points from 12 field goal and 10 free throw attempts.With 44 seconds left to play, NC State still trailed by three, so literally any basket would’ve made it a two possession game, but LSU tripped at the finish line and NC State won it late on, 66-65.Georgia State also finished their win over Baylor on a 12-0 run, capped off by a huge three from R.J. Hunter. Which brings us to the final thing:5. Ron Hunter may or may not be the happiest man in the country right now.John David Mercer / USA Today SportsJohn David Mercer / USA Today SportsThe man tore his Achilles when the Panthers made it to the Big Dance. He fell out of his chair when they won in the second round. If they keep on like this, who knows what might happen. Hunter doesn’t seem too worried about injuring himself any further. He doesn’t seem worried about anything. The third round tips off on Saturday March 21.Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story wrongly stated that Ron Hunter tore his ACL. He tore his Achilles. We regret the error.last_img read more

Michael Andretti says he hopes to field four cars in 2016

Michael Andretti says he hopes to field four cars in 2016

first_imgMarco Andretti (left) and Michael Andretti during qualifying for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. (Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports)Marco Andretti (right) and Michael Andretti during qualifying for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. (Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports)LONG POND, Pa. — Days after settling a lawsuit with two former business partners, Michael Andretti told USA TODAY Sports he has high hopes for the future and wants to field four cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series next season.“The team is fine,” Andretti said Saturday before qualifying for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. “We’re working on next year. The goal is to have four cars next year. We’ll see.”A lawsuit filed by two members of Andretti Sports Marketing against Andretti Autosport was settled earlier this week through mediation, with Andretti agreeing to sell his 60 percent stake in the marketing company to its former president John Lopes and former treasurer and vice chairman Starke Taylor. Each had previously held a 20 percent share.ASM promoted IndyCar races this year at New Orleans and Milwaukee, as well as events in Global RallyCross and Formula E. It also promoted the final two years of the Baltimore Grand Prix, which folded in 2013 after a three-year run.SUIT SETTLED: Andretti will sell ASM shareThe suit alleged that Andretti Autosport was insolvent and had less than $2 million in assets and $7 million in debt. Andretti said Saturday he couldn’t talk about the lawsuit.“We can’t say anything,” Andretti said. “It’s all behind us and we’re going forward.”Andretti’s team has four drivers — Ryan Hunter-Reay, Carlos Munoz, Justin Wilson and Marco Andretti — entered in Sunday’s race, the next-to-last of the season. Hunter-Reay has two more years remaining on his contract with the team, while Andretti generally re-signs with the team each offseason.Andretti Autosport has struggled this season with the introduction of aero kits. Honda, the team’s engine and aero-kit supplier, fell behind Chevrolet early in the season. It has caught up with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Graham Rahal’s surprising run for the championship late in the season, but Andretti Autosport hasn’t fared as well.Marco Andretti, Michael Andretti’s 28-year-old son, is the team’s best performer, seventh in the standings. Hunter-Reay, who won the IndyCar championship with Andretti Autosport in 2012, is 11th in the standings and mathematically eliminated from the championship.“This has been off-form for us,” Hunter-Reay told USA TODAY Sports after qualifying eighth Saturday. “The way we’ve been running hasn’t been our normal selves. I really feel we need to fix that, but that’s a collective situation. That’s not just on Andretti Autosport or just on Honda. It’s a full program deal. I just hope we have at least three cars back.”The team’s other two drivers said Saturday they were hoping to return to the team in 2016.“I’m optimistic and hopeful,” said Wilson, who will have joined Andretti Autosport for seven of the 16 races this season including the finale in Sonoma on Aug. 30. “I feel better about it than I did last year. Whether that means anything at all, I don’t know.”Munoz said he is working to put together a deal that would put him back with the team in 2016.“We’re trying to find the funding,” Munoz said. “That the biggest thing. I’m happy with the team and the people they have around me, so we’re trying to make it happen for next year. Right now, it’s not really close. It’s still really early. After the season is finished, we’ll start working on it. Both sides want to stay together. We just need to find the money.”Honda and IndyCar have not announced a deal yet that would bring the manufacturer back to the series.“We’re not ready to announce anything yet, but we’re making progress,” Andretti said. “We’re pushing real hard and working closely with Honda to make things better for next year. We have high hopes for next year.” Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Session ID: 2020-09-18:bbaa7ef1c2d649f56c79fd Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-300755-4433362818001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Justin Wilson’s brother says late driver saved 6 lives by donating organs

Justin Wilson’s brother says late driver saved 6 lives by donating organs

first_imgWilson died Monday after being struck in the head by debris from another driver’s car in a race at Pocono Raceway. He was 37 years old.Wilson is survived by wife Julia and daughters Jane, 7, and Jessica, 5. With #giftoflife @justin_wilson saved 6 lives today. He just keeps setting the bar higher. Keep Julia & the girls in your prayers #myherojw— Stefan Wilson (@stef_wilson) August 25, 2015 Justin Wilson inspired a lot of people in his time as an IndyCar racer, and in death he may have saved the lives of several more.According to a tweet from Wilson’s brother, the late racer saved six lives by donating his organs.last_img

High school bowling: Parkway girls fall in quarterfinals; Airline almost pulls off upset

High school bowling: Parkway girls fall in quarterfinals; Airline almost pulls off upset

first_imgAccording to the Baton Rouge Advocate, Katie Black led Parkwayagainst Cabrini with games of 211 and 201. Quinley, Black, Parkway’s Traclyn Bell, and Benton’s CaitlinLawrence and Hannah Parker will be competing in the girls singles tournamentApril 5 in Baton Rouge. Airline’s Gage Moore and Benton’s John Norris will becompeting in the boys tournament.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Airline, the No. 12 seed, came close to pulling off an upset inthe first round. The Lady Vikings lost a 14-13 heartbreaker to No. 5 EastAscension. East Ascension then defeated No. 4 Lafayette 22-5 to reach the semifinals,which will also be held in Baton Rouge on April 4. Parkway closed the season 13-1. Airline finished 9-4. Ashley Gardner bowled a 184 against Central. Allana Coward ledCentral with a 235. According to the Advocate, Central led by only one point afterthe first two games before pulling away. Parkway won its first-round match before falling in thequarterfinals of the high school girls bowling playoffs Thursday at All-StarLanes in Baton Rouge. Airline’s Trista Quinley turned in an outstanding performance against East Ascension with a 179-233-245—657 series. Kelsi Quick had East Ascension’s high game of 211. The No. 3 seed Lady Panthers defeated No. 14 New Orleans Cabrini16.5-10.5 then lost to No. 6 Baton Rouge Central 17.5-9.5 in the second.last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Speculation over Hogan continues

Transfer gossip: Speculation over Hogan continues

first_imgQPR captain Nedum Onuoha has again been touted for a possible move to Sunderland, this time by the Telegraph.The Mail earlier claimed that Celtic, Sunderland and Olympiacos are showing an interest in Onuoha, that he has a clause in his Rangers contract enabling him to leave on a free transfer and that Sunderland boss David Moyes previously tried to sign him for Everton.Onuoha, who spent the 2010-11 season on loan at Sunderland from Manchester City, has been touted for a move to top-flight clubs during successive transfer windows.The Telegraph say Sunderland are looking into the possibility of taking him back to the Stadium of Light. QPR make McCormack enquiry, Mail reckon QPR have made an enquiry about taking Ross McCormack on loan from Aston Villa, according to the Mail.McCormack has been linked with a return to Fulham but the Whites are not interested in re-signing their former striker.He has failed to impress since his summer move to Villa, whose manager Steve Bruce has criticised him for missing training.It is now claimed that QPR are showing an interest but could struggle to pay McCormack’s wages. Taylor speculation Embed from Getty Images The Mail also say Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor can go for £300,000 and that QPR and Brentford are among the clubs to have been alerted to his availability.The other clubs are Wolves, Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich, the Mail say.Taylor, 26, reportedly has a clause in his Rovers contract allowing him to move this month.QPR boss Ian Holloway recently insisted he would not be interested in taking Taylor to Loftus Road.Holloway said: “He’s a very good player who belongs to Bristol Rovers and I shouldn’t talk about anybody else’s players.“There are a lot of players who step up a level and can score. But it’s about the balance I need – the pace and power to move the ball from back to front sometimes if Idrissa Sylla’s injured.“Have I got anyone who can do that? I’m not so sure I have, and Matty Taylor isn’t really that sort of player.” Luongo reveals Chinese approaches QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo says he receives regular approaches to play in China.Speaking to beIN Sports, Luongo, 24, insisted he was determined to “get to the top” rather than accept potentially huge wages in the Far East.“Probably once a month there’s always someone trying to get me over there — an agent or someone who could probably profit from it as well, but it doesn’t interest me,” Luongo said.“When the figures start flying about it does start to get in my head. Then when I see what my mates are on or Diego Costa or whoever’s flirting with it at the moment.“But I still want to prove myself at the highest level I can here. Leaving (Tottenham) to (join) Swindon on a permanent was the best thing I could have done. Just getting first-team football was what I wanted and I proved myself at that level.“At the moment I’m trying to prove myself at Championship level. I think I’ll be better off if I do that and hopefully get to the top.”QPR want Luongo to sign an improved contract at Loftus Road.  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Brits Rush to Take out This £200k Life Insurance Policy from Just £10pm* x This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s Deleted. x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x These Twins Were Named ‘Most Beautiful in the World,’ Wait Till You See Them Now x 39 Eye-opening Photos Smuggled out of North Korea x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Some of the recent transfer speculation ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. AdChoices广告Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion are the latest clubs to be linked with Brentford striker Scott Hogan.On Monday, West London Sport revealed that Crystal Palace had enquired about the 24-year-old, who was the subject of several bids from West Ham.No club has yet matched Brentford’s valuation.However, the Daily Express claims there is now additional competition from West Brom, whose manager Tony Pulis watched the Bees’ FA Cup defeat at Chelsea on Saturday.It also picks up on a tweet from the Daily Telegraph’s Jason Burt, who says there is interest from Brentford’s Championship rivals Villa. Bees linked with Bogle Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img Brentford have made enquiries about Grimsby striker Omar Bogle, again according to Sky.Leeds United are also said to have asked about the 24-year-old, who has scored 19 goals this season.Rotherham, who have been discussing the possible sale of Danny Ward to QPR, are reported to have had three bids for Bogle turned down. Mail claim QPR and Fulham want Robinson Embed from Getty Images QPR and Fulham both want Preston striker Callum Robinson, the Mail reckon.It is claimed that Rangers boss Ian Holloway wants to bid £1.5m for the 21-year-old.Fulham also supposedly want Robinson, who has scored seven goals this season. Bristol Post tout Henry for City move The Bristol Post suggest Karl Henry could join Bristol City from QPR in exchange for Luke Freeman.It comes after West London Sport revealed that Rangers are looking to sign Freeman and revealed that Henry has fallen out with boss Ian Holloway.The Post suggest Henry could be a makeweight in a deal to take Freeman to Loftus Road.The contracts of both players are due to expire at the end of the season and Freeman has not signed a new deal he was offered by City. Onuoha also touted for possible move Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more