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Barbara Ann Sigur

Barbara Ann Sigur

first_imgMrs. Barbara Ann Sigur passed away on May 11, 2020 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, TX.She was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur, TX and a member of Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include husband, Leroy Sigur, daughter, Nicole Lavalais, step daughter, Tashia Palmer Sigur, two brothers, Rudy Simpson and Leroy Simpson, and a host of family and friends. She will be buried in Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX.center_img A visitation is scheduled on Friday, May 15, 2020, from 5 pm until 6 pm at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 2 pm at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel.last_img

‘Named and shamed’ minimum wage offender hits back

‘Named and shamed’ minimum wage offender hits back

first_imgA south-coast firm has hit back after being named as one of 70 employers that failed to pay workers the national minimum wage.Department for Business, Innovation and Skills minister Jo Swinson (pictured) today published the names of companies failing to comply with the minimum wage requirement.Among them was criminal firm Rowe Sparkes Solicitors Ltd, which was noted to have ‘neglected’ to pay £530.96 to a worker.But the firm, which has offices in Portsmouth and Southampton, said it was acting legitimately and that the government has not even responded the firm’s offer to explain its case.In a statement, solicitor Tim Sparkes said the firm had employed an apprentice under a one-year contract in December 2011 at a rate above the apprenticeship minimum.The apprentice was signed off by her college in October 2012 but remained on the same contract after advice was taken from a human resources consultant about her status and pay rate.But following an investigation, HM Revenue & Customs found the firm had under-paid the employee, leaving Rowe Sparkes with just the option of taking an appeal to the employment tribunal.‘As an SME we decided on an economic basis to pay the amounts calculated by the HMRC,’ said Sparkes. ‘In doing so we made it clear that we in no way accepted HMRC’s determination.’The solicitor added that the firm was notified on 3 February of BIS’s intention to publish its details and invited representations. Despite making representations the following day, the firm never received a reply.The government has now named 162 employers since a new regime of exposing those in arrears came into force in October 2013.In the latest round of employers named, between them, these 70 employers owed workers a total of more than £157,000 in arrears and have been charged financial penalties totalling more than £70,000.Swinson said: ‘Paying less than the minimum wage is illegal, immoral and completely unacceptable.‘Naming and shaming gives a clear warning to employers who ignore the rules, that they will face reputational consequences as well as financial penalties of up to £20,000 if they don’t pay the minimum wage.’The 70 cases have been subject to investigation by HMRC, with one company – East Midlands Crossroads care provider – owing more than £37,000 to 184 workers.Employers have a duty to be aware of the different legal rates for the national minimum wage, which are currently set at £6.50 per hour for adults over 21 and £5.13 per hour for 18 to 20-year-olds. For apprentices the hourly rate is £2.73 an hour.Employers found to have broken the law are issued with a notice of underpayment and told they will be named.Employers have 28 days to appeal to HMRC against the notice, and if they do not appeal or unsuccessfully appeal, BIS will consider them for naming.last_img read more

Ole Miss still has much to play for

Ole Miss still has much to play for

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:f1a52e69c9b29675bb6ac51 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-414518-3909322259001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.OXFORD – Ole Miss may not have playoff aspirations or championship chances, but it’s still Mississippi State and the Egg Bowl on Saturday.So expect quarterback Bo Wallace to play through a sprained ankle suffered during a 30-0 loss to Arkansas last week.“It would take a lot more than that to keep him out of this game,” Freeze said. “He’s hungry and wants to play in this game in a bad way. He was going to try to go no matter what, if it was a sprained ankle or (worse).”That’s good news for No. 18 Ole Miss (8-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference), even if Wallace is coming off a four-turnover disaster against the Razorbacks. Wallace is fourth in the Southeastern SEC in passer rating, and has completed 62.8 percent of his passes this season for 2,789 yards and 22 touchdowns with 10 interceptions.Backups Ryan Buchanan and DeVante Kincade will both have extra opportunities in practice this week and will be prepared to play, Freeze said. But inserting one of the redshirt freshmen into the Egg Bowl is a tough deal, especially against No. 4 Mississippi State (10-1, 6-1 SEC), which has one of the better defenses in the conference with 18.4 points per game allowed and 35 sacks this season.Wallace was not made available to the media for his usual Monday press conference. It was Freeze’s decision, per a spokesman.Freeze said that other players, including left tackle Laremy Tunsil, have taken a similar stance to Wallace in terms of making sure they’re ready to play on Saturday (2:30 p.m., CBS).“We got a lot of concerns, but all of the kids who made the trip (to Arkansas) will give it a go this game,” Freeze said. “That’s probably the best way I can put it.”After having time to digest what happened against Arkansas, Freeze said he didn’t fault in the team’s effort. But the six turnovers (including one from each of the backup QBs) proved too much to overcome.That gives Ole Miss some confidence going into the Mississippi State game, since it’s unlikely that the Rebels will turn it over that many times again (Ole Miss has 20 all season).“I thought if we would have put a couple of those red zone touchdowns in, the game would have been totally different,” Freeze said. “Defense was playing well enough to keep us in it, but you can’t create turnovers that give them ball inside the 20 and the 5. Against anyone, and expect to win. But our defense played well enough to keep in it.”It’s still the Egg Bowl, too. A win would bring the prized Egg back to Oxford, send a nine-win Ole Miss team to a bowl game in Florida, and end the Bulldogs’ hopes of a College Football Playoff appearance.There are things to play for, Ole Miss players said.“It’s the most important game of the year, especially them being 10-1,” wide receiver Vince Sanders said. “They’re going to come in after our performance last week and feel like it’s an easy win. But I think our guys understand the importance of this game. … All the work we go through in the summer and spring, we worked for this game. Everybody will understand it.”Contact Hugh Kellenberger at (601) 961-7291 or [email protected] Follow @HKellenbergerCL on Twitter. 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. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more