Trophy Tour kick-off!

first_imgWorld Cup Trophy Tour 2018 The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicks off! Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:00 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Coca-Cola WC Trophy Tour 7 Coca-Cola/Goal World Cup Trophy Tour 2018 World Cup Over the next few months the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will be travelling across the globe On Monday Goal were at the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola, which launched in London.Goal’s Rachel Stringer attended the event and got up close with the most prestigious trophy in global football, as well as World Cup icons Sir Geoff Hurst and Andrea Pirlo.Also in attendance was Hashtag United’s Spencer FC, an ambassador for the tour. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player As Coca-Cola’s official source of news from the tour, Goal will be travelling across the globe with the trophy over the next four months, with the trophy set to visit no less than 91 cities across 51 countries and six continents.You can find out more about the tour here plus you can follow the Trophy Tour on Instagram and Facebook.last_img read more

Video: Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams Continues Rehab With Underwater Agility Drills

first_imgJonathan Williams doing rehab underwater.Jonathan Williams RehabArkansas running back Jonathan Williams hasn’t played all season due to a foot injury, but the bruising senior is working his way back to the gridiron. Whether he’ll next suit up for the Razorbacks or in the NFL, Williams is determined to make a full recovery. Last week, he posted video of himself running for the first time since the injury, and today he shared footage of himself doing underwater agility drills. Best of luck to Williams as he continues to progress in his rehab.last_img

Traffic Advisory Cape Breton Regional Municipality

first_imgCAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, Louisbourg Highway from Highway 125, Sydney By-pass to Landry Crescent will have one lane closures for paving and repairs to guardrails from today, Sept. 12 to Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 -30-last_img

Government Releases COMFIT Final Report

first_imgGovernment released the results of its review on the Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) program today, Nov. 6. “The COMFIT program exceeded expectations in terms of both community investment and renewable energy generation, but was beginning to impact power rates,” said Energy Minister Michel Samson. “This report outlines the findings of the department’s review and what led to the decision to end COMFIT in August.” Since August, the department has issued 49 decisions on new applications and project extensions. In total, the minister approved eight requests for extension and one new application. A further 37 applications and three extension requests were not approved, representing more than 100 megawatts of electricity. The approved application is for a 50 kilowatt small wind project led by the Municipality of the District of Digby. A full list of projects can be found at Since the launch of COMFIT, more than 121 project approvals have been issued, representing about 220 megawatts of capacity. By the end of this year, Nova Scotia will have more than 125 megawatts of community-generated renewable energy as part of its electricity supply. COMFIT was established in 2010 with a goal of bringing 100 megawatts of renewable electricity to the grid. The program was designed to encourage the development of local renewable energy projects by municipalities, First Nations, co-operatives, not-for-profit groups and others. To read the full review report, visit read more

SecretaryGeneral declares Nepal eligible for UN Peacebuilding Fund

Mr. Ban has instructed his Special Representative and the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) to ensure that financing from the Fund is targeted to priority peace process needs that have already been identified by the UN after consultations with the Government and all parties to the peace process, along with donors and other key stakeholders. Assistance from the Peacebuilding Fund will be channelled through an existing funding mechanism – the UN Peace Fund for Nepal, which is governed by an Executive Committee consisting of the Special Representative, the UN Resident Coordinator and representatives from the Government and donor community. Carolyn McAskie, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, said Nepal was declared eligible for assistance from the Peacebuilding Fund “because there is pressing need to consolidate the country’s peaceful gains and ensure key areas in the peace process are supported.” An estimated 13,000 people were killed – and 100,000 to 200,000 displaced – during the decade-long civil conflict in Nepal that formally ended when the Government and Maoists signed a peace accord last year. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR) and other agencies are helping tens of thousands of the displaced who have returned to their homes to rebuild their lives since the end of the conflict. Among the challenges faced by returnees are land seizure and finding sustainable livelihood. Launched last year, the Fund is intended to “kick-start” critical peacebuilding interventions. Long-term funding must still come from multilateral and bilateral supporters. The Fund has an initial funding target of $250 million and so far has collected deposits worth more than $148 million from 42 donors. To date, it has approved grants of $43 million for 21 projects in Burundi and Sierra Leone, the first two countries under formal consideration by the related UN Peacebuilding Commission. The Fund has also funded several emergency projects in Africa which have supported critical peacebuilding initiatives such as the dialogue between Côte d’Ivoire’s opposing political forces and the mediation efforts in the troubled Central African Republic (CAR). Earlier this month, the Fund agreed to provide Liberia with $15 million over the next two years to fund projects in the West African nation. 28 December 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today that Nepal is eligible to receive assistance from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, set up a year ago to help countries emerging from conflict consolidate their gains and avoid slipping back into war. read more

Taylor Rabbitts outspent incumbents

Simcoe Coun. Ryan Taylor enjoyed strong financial support in his inaugural bid for elected office last fall.In his financial statement, Taylor declared campaign income in the amount of $4,111. That was about as much as he needed as Taylor’s expenses came to $4,121.By law, candidates in last fall’s municipal election must file a financial statement with the municipal clerk’s department.They must also respect a designated spending limit for the entire municipality if they run for mayor and a designated spending limit in their ward if they run as a councillor.Failure to file a financial statement or exceeding the spending limit disqualifies a candidate from running in the next municipal election. In Norfolk, that occurs in 2022.The rules require candidates to declare donors who contributed $100 or more to their campaign. Taylor lists four of these in his statement, which was filed at Governor Simcoe Square Feb. 28.Donors to Taylor’s campaign include:Kathleen Noble of Simcoe: $1,000. Rob Kennaley of Simcoe: $1,000. David Brown of Simcoe: $200. Marilyn Stanley of Toronto: $100. In the area of expenses, Taylor declared $72 for campaign T-shirts and $68 for campaign photos. A total of $87 was spent on a campaign thank-you party while $271 was spent on a radio ad thanking Simcoe voters for electing him to Norfolk council.Taylor and fellow municipal newcomer Ian Rabbitts were elected to represent Simcoe-area Ward 5 Oct. 22.And like Taylor, Rabbitts also enjoyed solid financial support. As previously reported, Rabbitts declared $7,590 in campaign income against expenses of $6,177. The campaign spending limit in Ward 5 was $6,479.The financial statements of the eventual winners contrast with those of council incumbents Doug Brunton and Peter Black. The pair placed out of the running Oct. 22 third and fourth respectively.In his financial statement, which was filed Oct. 26, Black declared campaign income of $3,164 against expenses of the same amount.Black declared no donations of $100 or more or the receipt of in-kind services from third parties.Brunton filed his financial statement Jan. 28. He declared no campaign income against expenses of $2,885. Brunton also declared no donations of $100 or more and no in-kind services from third parties.In her campaign filing Dec. 19, Ward 5 candidate Doreen Oates declared campaign income of $1,245 against expenses of $1,276.Oates declared a $200 donation from Carrol Lambert of Simcoe, two donations of $25 each from Jim Pudge of Simcoe, and a $20 donation from Robin Cooke of Delhi.The only Ward 5 candidate left to file is Rick Dixon of Simcoe.All candidates in last fall’s election have till 2 p.m. March 29 to file a primary financial statement with the clerk’s department at Governor Simcoe Square.In the absence of that, all candidates have till March 28 to file a request in the Ontario Court of Justice for a reporting extension.After March 29, candidates have till 2 p.m. April 29 to file a financial statement along with a $500 late-filing fee. After that, the penalty for not filing at all takes read more

UN refugee agency helps Korean family seeking asylum in China

“[The group] includes a 17-year-old artist whose drawings depicting life in North Korea could subject the family to punishment if they are returned to their country,” UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond told journalists today in Geneva, adding that the family of seven members, including three women, had been in China since 1999. “We believe that these people deserve asylum and we are seeking assistance to find a solution for them with all concerned authorities,” the spokesman said. “This is the first time North Koreans have come to the UNHCR office in Beijing to request asylum.”According to the UN agency, many nationals from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea enter China every year. “This is just the tip of an iceberg,” Mr. Redmond said. “There have been reports of large numbers of North Koreans entering China, but we have had limited access to them. Last year, seven North Koreans who had sought asylum in China and subsequently turned up in Russia were returned to North Korea. We have had no further reports on their fate in North Korea.” read more

Armed Taliban banditry hampering humanitarian work in Afghanistan UN reports

Armed Taliban and banditry were effectively hampering humanitarian work in southern Afghanistan, United Nations officials said today.Insecure working conditions were creating bottlenecks for humanitarian efforts in Kandahar and in vast areas north and west of the city, Einar Holtet, spokesman for the Office of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, said at a press briefing in Islamabad.”The administration in Kabul is facing a difficult task in the coming two months that will be critical for humanitarian assistance, especially in remote areas, particularly in Hazarajat and areas as far west as Herat,” he said.The International Organization of Migration, meanwhile, has stepped up distribution of winter tents to internally displaced people (IDP) in Herat, Kunduz and Mazar-i-Sharif, according to the spokesman. In Herat, where there are five IDP camps with 250,000 people, delivery of 6,500 tents from Turkey will help overcome a temporary shortage.Three checkpoints have been established and will give a more precise picture of new arrivals around Herat, Mr. Holtet said. According to the latest figures for new arrivals registered in Maslakh camp, there were 1,068 families, or 4,300 individuals, in the first week of 2002. In other news, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that additional vials of vaccine and syringes were heading out from Pakistan to various parts of Afghanistan, where the measles campaign will expand in the coming weeks.Supplies for the central and southeastern regions will leave Islamabad for storage facilities in Kabul, with immunization in Bamiyan City scheduled to begin on 10 January, according to UNICEF spokesman Chulho Hyun. From Islamabad and Peshawar, supplies were headed for Jalalabad.The campaign was also prepared to start in Kunduz and Takhar Provinces while half a million doses of vaccines and a same number of syringes have been in place in Herat since the weekend.The Kabul portion of the campaign has now reached more than 257,000 children aged six months to 12 years. According to the UNICEF spokesman, in the first four days of immunization in and around the Afghan capital, more than 80 per cent of children under the age of five were covered. read more

UNESCO showcases breadth of activities at 60th anniversary

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrated its 60th anniversary last night in Paris in the company of former directors, political leaders and luminaries such as anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, all stressing the vast range and importance of the agency’s work.UNESCO today, must “remain on alert on all fronts: from the defence of human rights to the safeguarding of humanity’s common heritage; from the provision of quality education for all to the promotion of sustainable development that respects life and the biosphere; from delicate questions concerning bioethics to the denunciation of discrimination against women,” said Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura in his welcome address to the more than 1,000 guests who attended a ceremony at headquarters.In addition to Mr. Lévi-Strauss, the President of Ukraine, Victor Yushchenko, French Foreign Affairs Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy, and former UNESCO Director-Generals Federico Mayor and Amadou-Mahtar M’Bow also participated in the ceremony. President Yushchenko emphasized the importance of carrying on a universal humanitarian dialogue, taking into consideration social, cultural and moral traditions. UNESCO “must have in its arsenal effective instruments of influence for preventing the kindling of inter-ethnic and religious intolerance” as well as other transgressions. Mr. Lévi-Strauss spoke of “the profound reasons for which an ethnologist could feel in connivance with UNESCO’s missions, despite the apparently diverse domains.” He also spoke of the evolution in the concepts of civilization, the human condition, cultural diversity, biodiversity and race. The event was followed by the inauguration of an international colloquium, “60 years of UNESCO’s history,” bringing together scores of historians, anthropologists and philosophers.UNESCO finds its origins in the need to re-establish educational and cultural institutions in countries devastated by the Second World War. A UN Conference for the establishment of an educational and cultural organization was convened in London from 1 to 16 November 1945. Led by France and the United Kingdom, the delegates decided to create an organization that would embody a genuine culture of peace, according to the organization.The Constitution of UNESCO, signed on 16 November 1945, came into force on 4 November 1946 after ratification by 20 countries. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 21, 2012 7:00 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,100.06 up 53.78 points):Talison Lithium Ltd. (TSX:TLH). Miner. Down 40 cents, or 5.62 per cent, at $6.72 on 13,568,412 shares. The company said it will review a takeover offer by Chengdu Tianqi Industry (Group) Co. Ltd. to see if it qualifies as a “superior proposal” to a friendly-takeover deal with Rockwood Holdings Inc.Spartan Oil Corp. (TSX:STO). Oil and gas. Down 29 cents, or 5.66 per cent, at $4.83 on 10,986,043 shares. The company and Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSXV:PRY) are joining forces to create a new billion-dollar company capable of snapping up big oil assets that both have long coveted, but neither had the heft to acquire on its own.Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up 53 cents, or 5.46 per cent, $10.23 on 6,426,596 shares. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is making a switch from RIM`s BlackBerry smartphone to the new iPhone 5. The board says existing Blackberry devices have been failing both at “inopportune times” and at an unacceptable rate.Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Oil and gas. Down 52 cents, or 5.86 per cent, at $8.36 on on 5,145,046 shares.CAE Inc. (TSX:CAE). Flight training and simulation provider. Up seven cents, or 0.74 per cent, at $9.48 on 4,019,485 shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 21 cents, or 1.73 per cent, at $12.36 on 3,894,190 shares. CGI Group (TSX:CGI) has been awarded a $142-million, seven-year contract to provide infrastructure services and consolidate the U.S. data centres of John Hancock Financial, a subsidiary of Manulife Financial. (TSX:GIB.A). CGI`s shares were unchanged at $24.01.TSX Venture Exchange (1,242.66 up 0.36 point):Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSXV:PRY). Oil and gas. Down six cents, or 3.21 per cent, at $1.81 on 32,367,357 shares. The deal with Spartan Oil Corp. sees the combined entity having an enterprise value of close to $1 billion.Novus Energy Inc. (TSXV:NVS). Up eight cents, or 8.25 per cent, at $1.05 on 6,060,766 shares. Third-quarter earnings dropped 50 per cent to $1.7 million or a penny per share from year-earlier $3.5 million or two cents per share. Revenue increased to $19.4 million from $14.8 million.Companies reporting major news:Rogers Sugar Inc. (TSX:RSI). Sugar. The Montreal-based company earned $6.9 million in its latest quarter, down from a profit of $16.5 million a year ago, as the company shipped lower volumes for the three-month period. The sugar producer said volumes totalled 164,539 tonnes for the quarter, down from 170,880 tonnes a year ago. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

SMMT boosts support for UK automotive RD

Supporting industry’s engineering capability in key areas of growth potential and expertise, SMMT has developed a useful online R&D resource built around the Automotive Council’s five strategic technologies:Energy storage and management.Internal combustion engines.Intelligent mobility.Lightweighting.Power electronics and electric machines.SMMT members are able to access critical information such as details of academic centres of excellence active in the priority technology areas and lists of research projects publically funded by the EPSRC, TSB and FP7. Additional documents, covering research activities in advanced manufacturing, general technologies of interest and ULCV demonstrator programmes, are also provided.Created as a further service to members, the documents can be accessed via the technology and innovation section of the SMMT member’s area. To find out more about the benefits of SMMT membership visit the website Membership Lounge or contact SMMT’s Membership Manager, Alison Handley on 020 7344 9210.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Freemasons leader appeals for end to discrimination of members

first_imgNo other organisation would stand for this and nor should weDr David Staples He added that people might have questions about Freemasonry and that members would be hosting Q&A sessions across the country. The United Grand Lodge of England’s advert in the Daily Telegraph 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. Freemasons have been “undeservedly stigmatised”, the organisation leader has said, and will be running a series of open evenings to prove it is not a secret society.The United Grand Lodge of England placed adverts in three national newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph, headlined “enough is enough”, saying it is the victim of misrepresentation.Chief executive Dr David Staples said he had written to the Equality and Human Rights Commission about concerns its 200,000-plus members are the victims of gross misrepresentation and discrimination.He said: “At the United Grand Lodge of England, we value honesty, integrity and service to the community above all else. Last year we raised over £33 million for good causes.”As an organisation we welcome individuals from all walks of life, of any race, faith, age, class or political persuasion.”center_img “I appreciate that you may have questions about who we are and what we do, so why not ask those who know?,” he said. Dr Staples added: “Throughout our 300 year history, when people have suffered discrimination Freemasonry has embraced them into our lodges as equals.”The United Grand Lodge of England believes that the ongoing gross misrepresentation of its 200,000 plus members is discrimination. Pure and simple.”Our members shouldn’t have to feel undeservedly stigmatised.”No other organisation would stand for this and nor should we.”I have written to the Equality and Human Rights Commission to make this case.” Freemasons adlast_img read more

EHF CL Celje PL win in Plock – Veszprem beat Besiktas in

8. Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu111010298:372(-74)2 5. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …11416280:286(-6)9 2. MVM Veszprém11812319:286(33)17 6. Orlen Wisla Plock11326301:317(-16)8 1. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…11902340:307(33)18 3. SG Flensburg-Handewitt10802302:263(39)16 7. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko11218293:315(-22)5 4. THW Kiel10514284:271(13)11 The battle for EHF Champions League eight-finals isn’t finished as it looked during the winter break. Slovenian RK Celje Pivovarna Laško played fantastic match in Polish city of Plock to beat Wisla Plock 31:28 and stay in the race for the sixth place at the end of Preliminary Round.Wisla Plock : Celje Pivovarna Laško 26:31 (12:17)Wisla Plock: Wichary, Corrales, Kwiatkowski, Daszek, Racotea 1, Wisniewski 2, Pušica, Ghionea 6, Rocha 7 (2), Piechowski, Montoro, Tarabochia 4, Oneto, De Toledo 2, Nikčević 1, Žitnikov 3.Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak, Gajić, Blagotinšek, Babarskas, Janc 8, Razgor, Marguč 1 (1), Grošelj, Poteko 4, Zarabec 7, Kodrin, Fižuleto 1, Patrianova, Dobelšek, Mlakar 7, Žvižej 3 (1).MVM Veszprem had easy task to collect two new points in Istanbul.Besiktas JK – MVM Veszprém 34:38 (15:21)Besiktas JK: Sorokin, Demir – Mercan 1, Arifoglu, Pribak 6, Güney, Boyar, Buljubasic, Karamyshev 1, Demirezen, Özbahar 5, Dacevic 2, Nincevic 4, Coban, Djukic 8, Döne 7MVM Veszprém: Mikler, Alilovic – Iváncsik 2, Schuch 1, Ilic 6, Palmarsson 5, Nilsson 6, Nagy 5, Zeitz, Ugalde 2, Marguc 5, Chema, Terzic, Alilovic, Füzi, Sliskovic 6STANDINGS: ← Previous Story VIDEO: World of Handball – Partille Cup 2016 Next Story → VIDEO: Magic hands by Darko Djukić read more

La sonde Cassini permet dobtenir de nouvelles images dun satellite de Saturne

first_imgLa sonde Cassini permet d’obtenir de nouvelles images d’un satellite de SaturneDe nouvelles images du deuxième plus important satellite naturel de Saturne, Rhéa, ont été révélées par la Nasa. Elles permettent d’observer de nombreuses fractures traversant la surface de cette lune et ses cratères.Cassini a été mise en orbite autour de la planète Saturne en 2004. Depuis, la sonde de la Nasa n’a eu de cesse de transmettre des données et images d’une grande importance, permettant d’améliorer notre connaissance de la planète et de ses lunes. Le 21 décembre, la Nasa a dévoilé les meilleures images en haute résolution de Rhéa, le deuxième plus gros satellite de la planète.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESA”Ces récentes images en haute résolution de Cassini nous aident à remettre la lune de Saturne dans le contexte généalogique et à mieux connaître l’histoire géologique des lunes”, affirme le scientifique de la Nasa Paul Helfenstein. “Depuis la mission Voyager ayant observé Saturne, les scientifiques pensaient que Rhéa et Dione étaient de proches cousines. Or, les images ont démontré qu’elles étaient plus des soeurs jumelles”. Les deux satellites seraient en effet bien plus proches que prévu dans leurs caractéristiques, une ressemblance qui serait liée à leur proximité en orbite. En mars 2010, les scientifiques avaient pu enregistrer un vol rapproché de Cassini à la surface de Rhéa, évoluant à une centaine de kilomètre de celle-ci. Grâce à ces observation, ils ont pu éloigner la possibilité de l’existence d’un anneau fin de poussière autour de l’équateur de cette lune. Découvrez ces nouvelles images de Rhéa sur Maxisciences. Le 23 décembre 2010 à 14:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

FortisTCI reports 60 decrease in electricity bills

first_img Hotels clean up four islands for Earth Day FortisTCI honors Electricity Industry Pioneers Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Feb 2016 – World Oil prices continue to plummet and while there is international concern about this ongoing trend, consumers are happy for the break they get in crude oil powered services. FortisTCI on Tuesday announced that the fuel factor rate has dropped 60% since August 2014 when the declines started and shared that generally, the cost of living in the islands should be less now. The company, which supplies electricity nationwide said: “FortisTCI customers are receiving major savings passed on by the Company through monthly electricity bills. The fuel factor was at a peak in August 2014 at $0.2447 cents and has since declined 60% to $.0999 cents in December 2015.”The question has been though, has the drop been truly reflected in Turks and Caicos electricity bills and fuel prices at the pumps. In the case of FortisTCI, CEO, Eddinton Powell shared this, “The calculations of the monthly Fuel Factor is verified independently by the Energy and Utilities Commissioner’s Office, prior to implementation; thus ensuring that electricity customers’ interest is protected.”There may be more savings to come as already for 2016, the cost of oil by the barrel has declined further and that will again mean lower power bills. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:decrease, eddinton powell, electricity, fortis, plummets, world oil prices West Rural St. Andrew Communities Receive Electricity Recommended for youlast_img read more

NASSCO hiring up to 1000 workers to build Navy ships

first_img Posted: April 13, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThey’ve been the hometown ship builder since 1944 when they cranked out the first “tuna boat” for the fishing industry. Fast forward 70-years and NASSCO is bigger than ever.“This is exciting. We have new Navy contracts and we’re hiring 800 to 1000-workers”, says Dennis Dubard of NASSCO. He also happens to be the former Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Peleliu.“We’ve never had a contract like this in NASSCO history, with sustained work like this”, says DuBard. “It’s a very important program. We’re building refueling tankers for the Navy, for the aircraft carrier groups”.Since this is hometown company, their focus is hiring hometown people. “We have an arrangement with San Diego City College to train workers for the long term. “This is long term”, says DuBard.With the Navy contract and another “private” contract, there will be good paying jobs for at least the next 7-years, 2025. “At the end of the day, we can see the fruits of our labor. We can say, I’m a part of something bigger than myself. We can look at the finished product and say, I built that”, says DuBard.A pay check and a sense of pride. Now that’s the right stuff. Dan Plante Updated: 7:43 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Dan Plante, April 13, 2018 NASSCO hiring up to 1,000 workers to build Navy shipslast_img read more

Morrisons to face legal action over equal pay

first_imgRetailer Morrisons is to face legal action over equal pay from current and former female store-based employees who claim they are paid less than male staff working at the retailer’s distribution centres.The equal pay claims regard the disparity in earnings between female employees working across Morrisons’ 498 UK stores compared to the largely male workforce employed at the organisation’s distribution centres.The store-based employees, which includes roles such as customer assistants, argue that the work they perform is of equal value to work completed by distribution centre staff and that they have, therefore, been systematically underpaid.Approximately 70% of Morrisons’ customer assistants are female, according to Roscoe Reid, the law firm representing the claimants. In addition, the firm has estimated that Morrisons’ could be forced to pay up to £100 million in compensation, to take into account pay, bonus payments, holidays and sick leave that could be owed to claimants.Roscoe Reid has also predicted that up to 25,000 full-time and part-time employees, as well as casual workers, who either currently work at the supermarket or who left within the last six years, would be eligible to make an equal pay claim.Legal proceedings are due to begin within the next few months, initially through the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas). The Employment Tribunal (ET) will also appoint an independent expert to assess whether the work undertaken by Morrisons’ respective store and distribution staff is of equal value, taking into consideration factors such as handling money, customer-facing duties and physical activity.A spokesperson at Morrisons said: “We haven’t received a legal claim on this issue. Our aim is to pay our [employees] fairly and equally for the job they do irrespective of their gender.”Ellie Pinnells, lead lawyer at Roscoe Reid, added: “We fully expect these claims to succeed and we also expect many more current and former store [employees] to join our current group of claimants. The basis for equal pay claims was established almost 50 years ago with the Equal Pay Act 1970. That gender pay discrimination still exists in such a large and successful [organisation] as Morrisons is surprising to say the least.”last_img read more

Driver dies after crashing into SW MiamiDade school

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A driver who crashed into a school in Southwest Miami-Dade died after the car caught fire.The deadly wreck occurred at a school along Southwest 125th Street and Sunset Drive, late Monday night.The impact of the crash caused the car to catch fire, which trapped and killed the driver inside.That vehicle and building was left badly damaged after the fatal collision.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

DOT Plans Fixes For Fallen Rock Areas On The Seward Highway

first_imgMcCarthy: “We have been monitoring the Seward Highway MP 104-114 area for rock fall hazards. Central Region DOT&PF now has approval to address seven sites throughout the area that we can increase safety to the highway through lower cost improvements—draping of mesh, scaling and/or rock bolts. We also have approval to make more significant safety improvements at two additional sites (MP 113.2 and MP 109). These projects will take some time to develop, but we anticipate the improvements to be complete in 2020.” McCarthy says the design phase of the fixes has been approved, but until the work beings DOT doesn’t want people to stop along this area as it still continues to shed rocks. DOT still asking drivers to use caution in the MP 109 and 114 area especially with the loose rocks under the fresh snowfall. Shannon McCarthy with DOT says there are several areas between mileposts 104 and 114 that will either have rock bolts, or mesh installed to try to stop falling rock before it reaches the road.center_img Facebook46TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After the Seward Highway saw significant rock fall after the 7.0 earthquake on November 30 officials with the Department of Transportation are now tasked with finding a way to prevent this from occurring again in the future. The popular Seward Highway MP 109 water spout has been removed and is currently barricaded off. McCarthy: “We are cautioning people not to stop in that area, don’t collect water.”last_img read more