Spearheaded by a struggle of fast food workers that began more than six years ago, New York City has finally put into practice a $15-an-hour minimum wage. “Fifteen dollars an hour is catching on everywhere,” commented Jorel Ware, a McDonald’s worker from New York and member of Fight for $15. “When we first went on strike in New York in 2012, people said we had no chance, but we are showing the whole country that when workers stick together, there’s no such thing as impossible.”Low-wage fast food workers occupied McDonald’s in Times Square on December 15, 2013When their struggle began, fast food and other low-paid workers in the city were getting only $7.25 an hour — if that. Since then, the cost of living in the city has soared, led by skyrocketing rents. Earning $15 an hour is a big improvement, but it still falls far short of what workers in this city need to have a stable existence.This struggle has been led mainly by Black and Latinx workers, a majority of them women, with the help of the Service Employees union. These very oppressed workers have helped lift up all those who are low paid and in so doing are forging multinational unity, at a time when the government and the ruling class are trying every racist, sexist, anti-immigrant trick in the book to divide workers.Solidarity forever!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
ageing well cancer digital transformation learning disabilities and autism mental health personalised care prevention support collecting clinical performance and cost effectiveness. Total project costs can be up to £250,000 support to develop detailed and feasible plans for the collection of data, with total eligible project costs up to £50,000 Competition information Projects must: have a product that aligns with at least one NHS priority healthcare area, as detailed in the NHS Long Term Plan have a product currently available for the NHS to purchase but has been marketed in the UK for less than 5 years In the competition priority will be given to projects related to: Life sciences is one of the defining industries of the UK, with over 5,000 companies and 250,000 employees, and a turnover of £70.3 billion. It is also a sector that fosters growth, with more than 95% of life sciences businesses being micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).However, a 2016 Accelerated Access Review revealed that life sciences SMEs often face obstacles in presenting real-world evidence – within an NHS setting – to support their efforts to get their innovations commissioned within the NHS to help patients.Up to £1.5 million is available in a competition through Innovate UK and the Office for Life Sciences to support evaluating cutting-edge devices, diagnostics and digital technologies in a real-world clinical setting.Performance and effectivenessThe competition will support SMEs to develop an evidence base for how their products and services perform in NHS settings. SMEs can choose between 1 of 2 options for projects: the competition will open on 22 April 2019, and close at midday on 3 July 2019 to lead the project, you must be a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise based in the UK up to £250,000 including VAT is available projects must start by 12 December 2019, and be completed by the end of December 2020 Find out more about this competition and apply. Find out more about the Office for Life Sciences.
A hiker from Jackson, Mississippi is alive and well after missing for three days in Sequoia National Park. Mary Joanna Gomez, a traveling nurse working in San Francisco, took a trip to Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks last weekend. In a rush to see the sunset while visiting Sequoia National Park, Gomez became disoriented and lost the trail. She was reported missing by her family when she failed to arrive at work the following day. A young bear tied with heavy rope was found dead on the banks of Mills River on Sunday, the Citizen-Times reports. Wildlife officials estimate the bear was 1-2 years old. The rope was tied around the bear’s neck and to it’s left hind limb. “It could be that the bear had been run over, and somebody tried to move it or relocated it with ropes,” wildlife officer Aaron Stronach told the Citizen-Times. The bear had been dead for at least a week and was too decomposed for an autopsy. Wildlife officials are asking anyone with information about the death or relocation of the bear to call 1-800-662-7137. Crewmembers of the California Air National Guard unsuccessfully searched for hours for Gomez using infrared technology before the co-pilot of the plane spotted a 6-foot by 18-foot S-O-S rock formation and Gomez beside it. A helicopter was dispatched to rescue Gomez, who was a little banged up but in good condition overall. Her survival is credited to the fact that Gomez found a clearing in the forest and stayed there. “We don’t see this too often at all, unfortunately,” Lt. Col. David Weidman told local news station KTLA 5. “Usually lost hikers keep hiking.” Dead bear found tied with rope in Henderson County, NC The report focuses on sites in the coal regions of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio that represent opportunities to secure a variety of funding sources like the Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot funds appropriated by Congress and the RECLAIM Act, a bill which would accelerate the distribution of $1 billion of existing funds over five years to revitalize coal communities. The Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition releases report outlining ways to give new life to abandoned coal mines The Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition will release their second annual report today outlining potential projects that would clean up abandoned coal mines. The projects would breath new life into the blighted mines, transforming the coal mine lands into sustainable agriculture businesses, solar farms and other innovations. Woman missing for days in Sequoia National Park spotted by helicopter after spelling SOS with rocks
SAUGUS – Volunteers will plant 70 new trees today and give away 1,000 more at the 18th annual Arbor Day celebration at Santa Clarita Central Park. The city-sponsored event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., serves to educate people about the benefits of trees. Festivities will include live entertainment, food, tree-planting activities, children’s events, workshops on creating compost and coffee-grounds garden mulch, a tree-pruning demonstration and lots of environmental exhibitions. In honor of the city’s 20th anniversary, the Arbor Day event hosts will raffle off two 20-inch talking Smokey Bear stuffed animals provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a quilt made by the Santa Clarita Quilt Club, a handmade wood carving knife and more. Volunteers will give away 1,000 trees and 1,000 bags of tree mulch to those in attendance, as well as 20 free garden gourmet bins to the first 20 people who sign up and attend the compost workshops. Activities for children will include a large slide, bounce house, rock wall, face painting, flower potting, crafts, a 65-foot inflatable obstacle course and fingerprinting for kids provided by the Optimist Club. “The city is dedicated to keeping the Santa Clarita Valley a clean and beautiful place to live. That’s why it’s so important to show residents how important trees are to our community and to give them the knowledge they need to care for the environment,” said city arborist Robert Sartain. The Arbor Day celebration is put on by the city’s Neighborhood Leaf Out Program, which is part of the city’s Urban Forestry Division. Central Park is at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. For information, call (661) 294-2567. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Twenty-three individuals have been selected to participate in the 2017-2018 AgriPOWER Institute, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s intensive leadership and advocacy development program. Throughout the year, the Class IX participants will learn about public policy matters important to their communities as well as the state of Ohio, nation and world. They will learn how to become effective leaders and advocates for agriculture and will travel to Washington, D.C. and Florida to better understand national and global affairs.OFBF launched AgriPOWER in 2008 as an elite training program designed to help participants become leaders and advocates for agriculture. The yearlong program consists of seven two-to-three-day training sessions that focus on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry.Participants are John Arnold, Jr. of Springboro; JD Bethel of Mechanicsburg; Steve Brunner of Stockdale; Jess Campbell of Waynesville; Philip Cobb of Helena; Kristen Dickey of Wilmington; Casey Ellington of Louisville; Candace Lease of Apple Creek; Melinda Lee of Tipp City; Megan Lezzer of Wooster; Kirsten Marihugh of Columbus; Brenda Mescher of Maria Stein; Jackie Mosier of Haviland; Marissa Mulligan of Groveport; Jonah Neill of Waterford; Brittany Nemeth of Wellington; Brian Palmer of Dresden; Craig Pohlman of Venedocia; Eric Reed of Dresden; Stephanie Rucinski of Columbus; Stacey Sark of Orient, Terri Specht of Johnstown, and Micaela Wright of Arcanum.“Past participants in this program have really excelled at becoming effective advocates for the food and agricultural industries. But it’s much more than leadership training — class members bond with each other as they share their experiences in the workplace, community and home,” said Melinda Witten, AgriPOWER director.In addition to Ohio Farm Bureau, AgriPOWER partners include Agland Co-op, Bayer Crop Science, Champaign Premium Grain Growers, Farm Credit Mid-America, Mid-Ohio Development Exchange, Nationwide Insurance, Ohio Beef Council, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Ohio Pork Council, Pickaway Progress Partnership, Redline Equipment, Rider Landing, Ron Spencer Real Estate, Stark County Cattlemen’s Association, Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation, Wyatt Insurance and Farm Bureaus in Franklin, Mercer, Muskingum, Pickaway, Stark and Warren counties.
The Blackberry just doesn’t seem to have the luster it once did. Today, it had another nationwide outage.According to Data Outage News:“A number of users are reporting and an escalated RIM tech support call has confirmed data issues affecting WiFi devices NOT connected to a WiFi network. The outage is sporadic and issues are confirmed on at least on Verizon and T-Mobile on both US east and west coasts. Again, if you are connected to WiFi, you likely won’t notice any problems until you are out of WiFi range. This is not affecting ALL WiFi users, the reports are sporadic, but across all carriers, BIS and BES included.”What’s going in with the Blackberry? Once the enterprise stalwart, it is now looking like a struggling behemoth. Its interface almost seems antiquated. An analyst group is now saying the iPhone is expected to beat out the Blackberry in 2011 for the number one spot. And now we have another outage.Twitter users are all over today’s outage. Some people are saying their service has been out since the morning. There have been some reports that the outage is international in scope. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news#NYT The last Blackberry outage came in December. Reported outages also came in 2007 and 2008.Blackberry has been facing a lot of of market pressure. The iPhone, the Android and the upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series all present challenges to the Blackberry.A report by Trefis shows the iPhone beating out the Blackberry by 2011.The iPhone’s surge into the business community is a major reason for it overtaking the Blackberry.A Trefi analyst write in Forbes:We expect Apple’s market share to overtake that of RIM by 2011, and for Apple and RIM to have 11% and 8% market share, respectively, by the end of Trefis forecast period. We believe sales of the iPhone will eventually outpace BlackBerry sales for the following reasons:1. Apple’s ecosystem of consumer products (Macs, iPad, Apple TV) and services (iTunes, iPhone apps) make the iPhone a more attractive phone for many consumers compared to the BlackBerry2. End of AT&T exclusivity will give Apple’s iPhone wider distribution in the US (comparable to BlackBerry distribution)3. iPhone is making inroads with business customers that have traditionally preferred the BlackBerry alex williams Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 29 (PTI) Kerala government has assured the Centre that it would complete infrastructure works at the Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi, one of the six venues of the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, by May 15. State sports minister A C Moideeen said all related works would be completed on time and the state is expected to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in a grand manner. “We expect that the work of the main venue and training grounds will be over by May 15.Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan himself has given an assurance in this regard,” he said. The assurance comes in the wake of Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel expressing disappointment over the delay in completion of works at the main stadium and training grounds for the event. Goel, who is in the state for a two-day visit to review the preparations for the event and also other centre-sponsored infrastructure facilities, said he would visit other venues of FIFA U-17 World Cup also in the coming days. Speaking at a function, organised by the State Sports Council here, he said the Centre is giving thrust for upgrading the sports infrastructure in the country. “I was not satisfied with the preparations for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi,” he said after presenting cash awards to winners from the state in various national and international events. The state government has assured that the work will be completed by May 15, he said, adding, he would visit the state once again to review the progress. Goel said besides Kochi, he would also visit other venues of the event including Kolkata, New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Guwahati and so on. He also lauded Operation Olympia, an elite training programme to prepare the states athletes for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. Earlier in the day, Goel inaugurated various sports infrastructure projects at Sports Authority of Indias Lakshmibai National College for Physical Education near here. Goel had expressed dissatisfaction over the progress of the work while visiting the Jawaharlal stadium in Kochi yesterday. PTI LGK JRK BNadvertisement
Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 36 today and has been receiving best wishes from the world over. Dhoni got the perfect gift from Team India on his 36th birthday as they crushed West Indies in the fifth ODI to clinch the series 3-1, only a while after the clock struck 12 here in India.Batting first the West Indies were restricted to 205/9 in 50 overs with Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav picking up four and three wickets respectively. In reply, India chased down the target in 36.5 overs with captain Virat Kohli remaining unbeaten on 111 along with Dinesh Karthik on 50*.Dhoni never got a chance to bat but was as usual clinical behind the stumps in the first innings and took two catches to help dismiss Rovman Powell and Devendra Bishoo.Dhoni, the most successful India captain in all formats, continues to enjoy huge popularity here and around the globe. His social media accounts have been flooded with birthday wishes from Bollywood actors to his present and past teammates as well as from millions of fans and well-wishers.Here is how people on social media wished the former India captain:Many happy returns of the day, @msdhoni! Wish you the best in life! pic.twitter.com/GZQO3T3PMs- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 7, 2017Many happy returns of the day to Mr. Helicopter @msdhoni have a great day buddy, the cake awaits you ???? ???#happybirthday #cakesmash pic.twitter.com/bXPyVSVjq9- yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 6, 2017To a man who has given Indian fans innumerable moments of joy,#HappyBirthdayMSD May the helicopter continue to fly and land in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/CVupTH4xDVadvertisement- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2017Happy birthday My Captain.This coming #FeminaMissIndia performance is dedicated to you.There’s No one like u MahendraJi.#HappyBirthdayMSD pic.twitter.com/Qo8xapRYHG- Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) July 7, 2017#HappyBirthdayMSD – From his long hair days to a demigod status. Relive it all on the occasion of his 36th Birthday https://t.co/LnAFckKkdI pic.twitter.com/ZD0eP2SVJ7- BCCI (@BCCI) July 7, 2017Happy Birthday to a legend of the game @msdhoni .Thank you for all that you have done and wish you the best in life.#HappyBirthdayMSD pic.twitter.com/YWExIXz9rH- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 7, 2017To the one and only…Happy Birthday @msdhoni! #HappyBirthdayMSD pic.twitter.com/36NQGfDcZd- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) July 7, 2017Here’s wishing Mahi bhai a very happy birthday ??? @msdhoni and the cake will be ready ?????? pic.twitter.com/DEExk8cqWP- hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) July 7, 2017 Happy birthday @msdhoni ?????????Have a gr8 day and a fabulous year mahi??????- VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 7, 2017Happy Birthday @msdhoni Give my regards to the family. God bless- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 7, 2017Happy Birthday @msdhoni! Relive his winning six which helped India lift the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup!https://t.co/oBF31QWboM pic.twitter.com/ayQOWXn431- ICC (@ICC) July 7, 2017Wish u a very Happy Birthday !Have a great year ahead!??? @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/BCDZIk3ao7- Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) July 7, 2017Happy birthday mahi bhai may you have a wonderful day ahead #Legend #alwaystheretohelp @msdhoni ????????? pic.twitter.com/ygW42OT6eg- Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) July 7, 2017Wishing a very happy birthday to @msdhoni, who has been an inspiration to many aspiring youngsters. Wish you nothing but the best!- cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) July 7, 2017The man @msdhoni who made the entire nation proud #HappybirthdayMSD. May you continue to rise,shine & inspire us with each passing year ?????????? pic.twitter.com/aINfTR95p6- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 7, 2017
TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Blackburn manager Mowbray demanding better from Man City loanee Adarabioyoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBlackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is demanding better from Manchester City loanee Tosin Adarabioyo.The 21-year-old has endured a dismal loan spell so far, missing five games through injury. Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph: “We are learning about his body reacts to different situations.“I think when you’re at Man City you might not have a manager like me telling me to push up, make tackles, put his body on the line, the intensity levels he’s been used to are different.“His body is finding that adjustment difficult but he will acclimatise at some stage and the talent he has will be a big asset to our club.”
APTN National NewsThe defamation trial against John Furlong by journalist Laura Robinson wrapped up last week in Vancouver.It was centred around a newspaper article Robinson wrote alleging Furlong abused Aboriginal children nearly 45 years ago in Burns Lake, B.C.Furlong first sued Robinson for defamation but recently dropped that action.Robinson countersued saying Furlong damaged her reputation for accusing her of having a vendetta.APTN’s Tina House takes a look at the heated court case.