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October 18, 2019
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G7 close to agreeing help for Amazon fires

first_imgBiarritz (France): International leaders gathering at the ongoing G7 Summit in this French resort town are reportedly nearing an agreement to help fight the the massive wildfires in the Amazon that were devastating the world’s largest tropical rainforest, the media reported on Monday. French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that a deal to provide “technical and financial help” was close, the BBC reported. He said the leaders have “all agreed on helping those countries which have been hit by the fires as fast as possible. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US “Our teams are making contact with all the Amazon countries so we can finalise some very concrete commitments involving technical resources and funding,” the French President added. Macron’s remarks come a week after he described the fires as an “international crisis” and pushed for them to be prioritised at the G7 Summit. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Britain would provide 10 million pounds to protect the Amazon rainforest. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAfter facing mounting pressure, Brazilian President Bolsonaro on August 23 authorised the military to help tackle the blazes. Defence Ministry officials said on Sunday that military intervention has been authorised in seven states, adding that warplanes were also drafted in to dump water on the affected areas. Bolsonaro tweeted on Sunday that he had also accepted an offer of support from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the BBC reported. Meanwhile, neighbouring Bolivia was also struggling to contain fires burning in its forests. On Sunday, President Evo Morales suspended his re-election campaign and said he was prepared to accept international help to tackle blazes in his country’s Chiquitania region. Political leaders, celebrities and environmentalists have called for action to protect the Amazon, known as the “lungs of the world” for its role in absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. The rainforest is also home to about three million species of plants and animals and one million indigenous people. Thousands of protesters have also taken to the streets across the world calling on governments to intervene. On Sunday, Pope Francis also joined the call to protect the rainforest. “We are all worried about the vast fires that have developed in the Amazon. Let us pray so that with the commitment of all, they can be put out soon. That lung of forests is vital for our planet,” he told thousands of people in St Peter’s Square.last_img read more

October 7, 2019
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Senate meeting this Wednesday Jan 14

The January 2015 meeting of Senate will take place on Wednesday Jan. 14 at 3 p.m in the Sankey Chamber.In his Report to Senate, President Dr. Jack Lightstone extends best new year wishes to all members of the Brock community and advises all of a “busy and weighty” semester for governance.In the second year of an effort to result in a balanced budget Lightstone says that “the budget exercise for 2015-16 will put Brock on a more sustainable financial footing.” He says further that the findings of Senate’s Committee on Academic Program Review, a multi-year enrollment plan, and the current and next SMA will drive our agendas in the next months. Government action on funding formulae would be a key element in the success of the higher education sector.In his report Lightstone makes suggestions on how funding could be revised. For the full report go to:https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34467The Report of the Provost and Vice President Academic echoes the best wishes of the President and thanks the Brock community for its contributions of the past year. This report is essentially a review of the year gone by, highlighting the administrative review, the budget exercises, and contract negotiations. The Vice President reports that our sector should expect no increase in funding until the province’s deficit is eliminated and that the province will be looking at proposals for new programs with detailed scrutiny.Lightstone says that new programs need to demonstrate “student demand; provide evidence that resources are in place; be convincing that it is not duplication of a program offered elsewhere; demonstrate that graduates will be in a competitive position for employment.” The report concludes that the government will be looking at Ontario’s universities from a “systems approach, with the government acting as the steward of the system.” The likely result will be further restrictions on autonomy of individual institutions.https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34471Vice President Research Libben is optimistic in his report, citing the increase in research funding coming to Brock as a result of an emphasis on research culture. His report includes two figures that illustrate our university’s relative position with regard to Insight Grants.https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34488Senator Diane Millar’s report from COU speaks to a number of topics: enrolment decline; sexual assault policies and responses; supports for indigenous students; on line courses. Faculty and students in particular should refer to the report at:https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34468The report from the Board of Trustees lists its activities at its last meeting, including approval of:· the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 long term capital and related planning activities, subject to funding approval from the Board of Trustees;· the proposed fees and scholarships and awards as outlined in the Report to the Financial Planning, Investment and Human Resources Committee;· 1) the capital and related project budget funding sources identified in Table 2 of the Report to the Financial Planning, Investment and Human Resources Committee and 2) that funding for the 2015-16 capital budget be released immediately to facilitate timely planning and execution of the identified projects;· the margin for adverse deviation for the 2014 Pension Plan valuation being set at 0.05%, resulting in a discount rate of 6%;· changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Policy.https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34464The Committees of Senate recommend the following actions for Senate approval:Governance Committee – changes to the Faculty Handbook that 1) limit the term of the University Librarian to two terms (10 years) to mirror the term for Deans; and 2) specifies the term for Associate Librarian to five years, renewable.https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34503Graduate Studies – that Senate request the Library’s budget be increased to provide sufficient funding to reinstate the Wiley-Blackwell journal subscription (or equivalent) for 2015.https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34487Scholarship and Research Committee – that the term of the Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre be approved for the remaining two years of the original five year mandate.https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34485Academic Review Committee – 1) the addition of the Dublin City University of Ireland as a partner in the Bachelor of Business Administration Co-Op International Dual Degree program in the Goodman School of Business.2) the addition of the NEOMA Business School of Franceas a partner in the Bachelor of Business Administration Co-Op International Dual Degree program in the Goodman School of Business.https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34475Under Other Business Senate will1) hear a report from the University Librarian regarding budget decisions;2) discuss the qualities desired of a new President for Brock university and the challenges facing the university that will require the attention of the new President.The full agenda and supporting materials are available at https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34512 read more

October 2, 2019
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Ohio State softball completes perfect week vs Big Ten teams with sweep

OSU sophomore Taylor White (21) makes a catch during a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe Ohio State softball team swept its third Big Ten opponent of the season this weekend, taking down Rutgers (18-23, 2-7) in a three-game series.The Buckeyes (24-8-1, 9-1-1) scored at least 10 runs in each of the three matchups, and seven players hit home runs, including three each by freshman Emily Clark and redshirt junior Alex Bayne. Bayne is now three home runs away from breaking the program’s single-season home run record, which has stood at 19 since 2009.Bayne hit .615 over the three games, while Clark hit .545, and eight of the nine OSU starters hit above a .300 clip.Game 1OSU set off on a destructive path on Friday, taking the 17-8 win after a tight game through the first four innings. The Buckeyes had their third eight-run inning of the year in the fifth inning, where five players brought in runs. Five players — Bayne, senior catcher Cammi Prantl, redshirt senior first baseman Erika Leonard, sophomore outfielder Taylor White and Clark — sent balls over the fence, thus sustaining the team’s now 13-game home run streak.Freshman Katya Duvall made only her fourth appearance of the season but earned her third win on the mound, combining with junior Shelby Hursh for eight strikeouts. Duvall, one of seven California natives on the team, held the Scarlet Knights to one earned run in the final three innings of the chilly evening matchup.OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly utilized 16 members of her 22-player roster in Friday’s game, including redshirt freshman Alex Vargas, who collected her first hit and RBI of her career with the Buckeyes.Like 19 other games this season, OSU scored first on Leonard’s sixth home run the year, but Rutgers responded with senior Melanie Slowinski’s homer of her own to take the lead. Sophomore catcher Sierra Maddox later stole home to give the Scarlet Knights another run.Rutgers held the narrow lead until the top of the fourth, but solo shots by Clark and Prantl tied the game. The Scarlet Knights’ top hitter, senior Stephanie Huang, sent a long ball over the left-field fence to restore her team’s lead.If the Buckeyes’ bats had been warm in the first four innings, they caught fire in the top of the fifth, starting with redshirt junior Jess Machovina’s single to center field. Sophomore Ashley Goodwin brought in the first run of the inning after junior Anna Kirk stole second to situate herself in scoring position.Clark scored on a passed ball, and Bayne and Prantl advanced runners with singles to the outfield. White’s home run brought OSU’s lead to six, and Kirk’s deep double marked the team’s sixth hit of the inning.The Scarlet Knights timidly responded with two unearned runs in the bottom of the inning, one scored on a fielding error by McIntyre and one on a walk. The Buckeyes then lengthened their lead to 14-7 on Bayne’s 15th homer and Machovina’s 12th RBI of the year.Still, OSU was not content, adding three runs on Leonard’s and Vargas’ hits. Rutgers’ last chance in the bottom of the seventh inning produced one run on a late home run from freshman Allie Yoffee, but the Scarlet Knights fell for the 21st time this season.Game 2Inclement weather cut Saturday’s game short, forcing OSU and Rutgers to pick up play on Sunday morning, when the Buckeyes sealed an 11-9 win. On what was her 16th home run of the year, however, Bayne battled the cold and rain in the top of the third to send the Buckeyes’ lead to 4-1.In the previous inning, Clark’s blast over the fence brought the game to 2-1, after the Scarlet Knights scored first on a sacrifice bunt.Rutgers left three on in the bottom of the second inning to make way for redshirt senior shortstop Maddy McIntyre’s leadoff single and Bayne’s homer. Machovina continued her three-game hit streak with a single to bring pinch runner Cassidy Clough home.The bottom of the third, just as the Scarlet Knights were heating up, was stalled by the weather. Rutgers brought the game to 5-3 on senior Elizabeth Adams deep double before the umpires suspended the game.When the matchup resumed Sunday, Goodwin’s quick single tacked on another run to OSU’s lead, but Rutgers third baseman Jordan Whitley notched a two-run home run to make the game a tight 6-5.OSU reliever Morgan Ray, who took over for sophomore right-hander Shelby McCombs, allowed a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the sixth, but the freshman nabbed the last out with a groundout.Clark sent her second home run of the game to center field in the top of the final inning to bring in White, who recorded an RBI with a single in the previous at-bat. Sophomore Becca Gavin followed suit with a two-run shot of her own, giving the Buckeyes an 11-5 lead.For the first time this season, Gavin saw action behind the plate, allowing Prantl to take to left field, where she spent a handful of games in her previous three seasons.The Scarlet Knights attempted to shorten their deficit in the bottom of the inning, scoring four runs in a late rally. Three of the runs were scored on passed balls, and the fourth was on one of Ray’s four walks of the day. Ray recorded three of her four strikeouts in the seventh inning, sending the Buckeyes to the final game of the series with the series win in hand.Game 3OSU took advantage of its 2-0 weekend lead and sunnier weather to bounce out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning of the final matchup. That score stood until the top of the fifth inning, when Machovina recorded her second home run of the year to take OSU’s lead to three.The Scarlet Knights went down in order in the second, third, fifth and seventh innings at the hands of junior Lena Springer and the OSU defense. Springer, a transfer from Central Florida, struck out seven in her ninth start of the year.While Springer pitched a complete game, Rutgers used three pitchers in the circle and went for six combined strikeouts.The game was a clash of defenses, as both teams struggled to move runners around the bases. The Buckeyes opened up in the sixth inning with Machovina’s home run and doubles by Kirk and Clark, expanding their lead to five.As if 16 home runs were not enough for Bayne, she drove another long ball over the left field fence in the top of the seventh inning. Prantl, Leonard, White and Clark followed with singles to give OSU two more runs. With the bases loaded, junior Aubrie Levine hit McIntyre with a pitch, bringing in White. Bayne, in her second at-bat of the inning, then snapped a quick single to the pitcher and beat out the throw to send Clark home.OSU’s offense solidified its fifth shutout of the year in the bottom of the final inning, where Rutgers put three infield groundouts into play. The Scarlet Knights suffered their second Big Ten sweep of 2016 and their seventh shutout.Up nextOSU is set to return to Buckeye Field on Wednesday in a game against Dayton, before heading to No. 1 Michigan for a major Big Ten weekend series. The matchup against the Flyers is slated to begin at 6 p.m. read more

September 25, 2019
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Middleclass children being groomed to sell drugs

first_img 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. Gang children: Actor Thomas Turgoose, then 13, in the film This Is England, which portrayed a skinhead gang luring a young boy into their world of drugs and violence  Gang children: Actor Thomas Turgoose, then 13, in the film This Is England, which portrayed a skinhead gang luring a young boy into their world of drugs and violence  “Some children are initially approached by their peers, who have also been groomed and exploited, which can make it even harder for them to identify the risks without prior education.”The paper warned that children who go missing from home or care are at “serious risk” of being targeted for involvement in gangs, trafficking, criminalisation, sexual exploitation and violence.The inquiry was told that children as young as eight or nine are being regularly groomed and exploited by gangs.The report highlighted that children currently receive little or no education to help them understand criminal exploitation and the associated risks, making them ill-equipped to identify when they are being groomed or exploited by gangs.It suggested the subject should be included on the curriculum, which would also provide information on how to seek help.The paper also warned there was “little consistency” in the collection of information about missing episodes linked to gang exploitation and “too few tools” available to the police to disrupt exploitation by gangs.It suggested Ofsted could include investigations focussing on gangs and criminal exploitation in areas where young people were particularly at risk. It added: “It affects boys and girls, children from families that experience a range of issues as well those from stable and economically better off families. Middle class children are being groomed to sell drugs by criminal gangs branching out from cities into rural towns, a report has warned.Children as young as eight from “stable and economically better-off” backgrounds are at risk of being exploited by gangs using “county lines” tactics, which facilitate the supply of class A drugs from urban areas to county or coastal towns, it found.The report, by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Runaway and Missing Children and Adults said the drug distribution model had spread from London to the rest of the country, including Manchester and Liverpool.The “county lines” tactic involves the operation of a telephone number in an area outside a gang’s normal area which is then used to sell drugs directly to users at street level.They set up a secure base in a more rural area and use runners to conduct day to day dealings.The gangs deploy children and vulnerable people as couriers to move drugs and cash between the new market and their urban base.The APPG’s paper, based on testimony given at a meeting of experts, parents and agencies earlier this year, warned that “any child can be groomed for criminal exploitation” from any area. Ann Coffey, Labour MP and chair of the APPG, said: “Young people who are groomed into drug-running by adults are being exploited in the same way as those who are enticed into sexual activity.”They too are vulnerable and need our support. We need a greater understanding and awareness of this kind of criminal exploitation of children and better training to ensure it is recognised and prevented at an early stage.”Once a child is criminalised it is very hard to get them back to the other side of the law.”last_img read more

September 18, 2019
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Vincent Kompanys father becomes Belgiums first black mayor

first_imgPierre Kompany was chosen as Belgium’s first-ever black mayor after winning an election in BrusselsThe 71-year-old mechanical engineer ran for mayor in Ganshoren as a non-partisan candidate that applied to cleaning up the environment.Kompany Sr, who originally came from DR Congo, won the election with 28.38% of the votes going in his favour on Sunday.The new Ganshoren mayor is the father of Manchester City captain Vincent and Francois, who plays for Belgian side Roeselare.“History! We are so proud of you dad. Came over from the DR Congo, as a refugee, in 1975,” wrote Vincent on Instagram.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“Now gained the trust of your local community becoming the first ever black elected mayor in Belgium! It was long overdue but it’s progress. Massive congrats!”Kompany Sr first became involved in politics at Belgium in 2006 as a counsellor before becoming a member of the  Brussels parliament in 2014.Pierre Kompany, the father of Manchester City’s captain and the Belgian national team’s defender Vincent, has been elected as Belgium’s first black mayor pic.twitter.com/eXX0AfqiLS— TRT World (@trtworld) October 16, 2018last_img read more

September 15, 2019
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Surveillance captures man stealing from South Miami restaurant

first_imgSOUTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a person accused of stealing from a South Miami restaurant.Surveillance cameras were recording as a man entered the Rice House restaurant on 58th Street and U.S. 1 in July.The thief could be seen opening the cash register and getting away with about $200.“Stealing is not the answer. Everybody works hard for their money,” said store owner Ali Shabani. “I’d rather him walk in and say, ‘I need a job’ rather than stealing.”If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 14, 2019
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Firefighting Foam Chemicals Contaminate Kenai Waters

first_imgHuman health studies indicate exposure above certain levels may result in adverse impacts including developmental effects to fetuses during pregnancy or to breastfed infants, decreased fertility, immune system issues, and increased cancer risk. This class of chemicals have been used in firefighting foams and are are found in many consumer products, and past use of certain aqueous film forming foams for firefighting has been identified as the primary source of the contaminates in groundwater and drinking water wells. DEC says monitoring is on-going in the Kenai area. Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-firefighting-foam-chemicals-contaiminate-kenai-waters.mp3VmDorene-on-firefighting-foam-chemicals-contaiminate-kenai-waters.mp300:00RPd According to the DEC, while the foams are a great product for responding to hard-to-control petroleum-based and chemical fires and are used quite extensively for public safety, not a lot of study was given to the long-term environmental and health risks they pose. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says it is working closely with several communities to address concerns over poly- and per-fluorinated compounds found in drinking water in Alaska. In Kenai, PFAS have been found in surface water and groundwater at elevated levels, but haven’t been detected in drinking water at levels above the EPA’s lifetime health advisory levels.last_img read more

September 14, 2019
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Next Steps in Social

first_imgKatrina vanden Heuvel: The Nation was an early and aggressive adopter of social media: we were quick to implement comments at TheNation.com, to build a Facebook page and to be very active on Twitter, both the magazine and many of the individual editors and reporters. We won a “Shorty Award” in Politics in 2010 for our Twitter feed, which we were really proud of. Our initial strategy was really about trying new things and about building page views—we were doing social media because we wanted inbound traffic. Like many media outlets, though, our strategy has evolved to reflect “social” as a conversation and a two-way enterprise. We built a Ning site for our “Nation Builder” donor community, where people can discuss politics, books and issues. We’ve aggressively integrated user comments and tweets into the architecture of our site. Our Facebook page has 60,000 fans and we’ve ceded some control of the “inbound traffic” model and just accepted, happily, that people are going to talk about our articles on Facebook—and we curate that community with a very light touch.  And just this month we established a new NationAction Twitter feed to amplify our online “take action” calls and reporting on activism and to connect our followers to activist groups working on issues they care about. Its not just politics either—one of our most read stories on our site last week was about ABC’s “Scandal,” which has a really devoted fan base. That piece was huge on social media, with most of the discussion happening on fansites and on Facebook. We’re really thrilled about that and are glad people love the writing. FOLIO: What are some insights you’ve learned about your audience and how they use social media in the context of your brand?vanden Heuvel: Our audience wants two things: They want to debate, and they want to act. They are highly engaged, highly motivated and they care deeply about the issues we’re reporting on. So the shift we described above, from simply capturing the inbound links to creating a real experience, is all about meeting these needs. In the context of our brand, our audience uses social a few ways. We see our content shared to persuade friends and family and educate them about issues; we see articles and commentary shared to inspire and encourage action; we know readers appreciate  our perspective on sports and pop culture, which they see as being covering from a very unique viewpoint. And we know from our research and understanding of our audience that Nation readers use social media as a way to be engaged in politics and social change.  Bottom line, they’re using social media in the context of The Nation as a gateway into activism. FOLIO: Briefly, what are some key initiatives you’ve got in the pipeline that will expand or leverage your social initiatives?vanden Heuvel: We’re most excited about this focus on action and activism. We launched the NationAction Twitter feed, which amplifies “action calls” that are popular features on our site—open letters to politicians and decision makers. (Here is an example.) There is discussion on Facebook, there is an email component, and of course these are issues that are covered broadly through our reporting. So we’re creating a virtuous circle, where across all our platforms we’re educating our readers about issues and ideas and giving them opportunities to discuss, act and engage. Much of it is housed at our new activism page. FOLIO: Social and politics are particularly well-suited for each other, how can The Nation most effectively tap into this? vanden Heuvel: We’re doing it a few ways. First, through initiatives like the project described above—intentional efforts to use social to engage people in politics.  Second, it’s about good reporting. This week, for instance, we had tremendous analysis of the Supreme Court gay marriage hearings live from DC. And The Nation has a strong and abiding commitment to investigative reporting which often leads to action, as we report revelations that later make their way into the mainstream media. You see that on an issue like unmanned drones, where The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill has been covering the issue for years, and now has a book and a film coming out later this Spring, Dirty Wars, that are going to be very significant and are going to drive really intense discussion on social media. Finally, I believe we cover issues that are off the radar in traditional political coverage but that people want to read about, like our poverty blog, our continued attention to labor organizing, and our coverage of what’s happening on campuses and among various social movements—environmental, immigrant rights, women’s rights, economic justice, etc. People who are interested in these issues seek them out and look for this content on social media—and they find us. Politics are about more than a horse race and who’s “up or down,” and social is a place where passion for particular causes and interests can really find a home. Have a question you’d like to ask Katrina vanden Heuvel? Tweet @FOLIOMag with the #MediaMashup hash tag and we’ll ask your question live on April 16. If you’re looking to better understand how your brands can thrive in a converged media landscape, register now for FOLIO: and min’s MediaMashup event on April 16. Publishers are well into their social strategies, but fewer are paying close attention to two emerging aspects: Letting social become a two-way discussion, rather than a one-way push  mechanism; and understanding the motivating factors behind content sharing. Here, Katrina vanden Heuvel [pictured], editor and publisher of The Nation and a featured panelist in FOLIO: and min’s MediaMashup event on April 16 in New York, describes how social strategies have evolved for her magazine and what new efforts are underway to expand engagement.FOLIO: Describe how the social strategy for The Nation has evolved. last_img read more

September 10, 2019
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Amazon Prime oneday delivery plans have this union worried

first_imgOutside an Amazon warehouse in Massachusetts. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Many consumers may be cheering Amazon’s plans to turn its Prime two-day shipping perk into one-day deliveries. But not everyone is thrilled by the news.The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which has long complained about the working conditions at Amazon warehouses, said Friday it’s worried faster shipping could be harmful to warehouse workers.”With two-day Prime shipping, Amazon fulfillment workers currently face speeds of 200-300 orders per hour in 12-hour shifts. They struggle already to maintain that pace,” RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said in a statement.Dave Clark, senior vice president of Amazon Worldwide Operations, said in a statement Friday that Appelbaum’s comments were “misguided and self-serving.” He added that Amazon’s 20 years of developing its infrastructure has allowed it to ship faster “not by working harder but by working smarter.”The retail powerhouse has already faced considerable scrutiny for how it treats its workers, with several unions and activists saying that conditions at its warehouses can be grueling. With the one-day shipping change, the company may have to do more to address how the shift will affect its workers, not just its customers.The RWDSU has been working to help Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island, New York, form a union. It was also a vocal part of a local coalition that protested Amazon’s push to bring a new 25,000-employee campus to New York City. That coalition raised concerns about Amazon’s $3 billion incentives package for the project, as well as its alleged mistreatment of warehouse employees. Comments Tags Share your voice Amazon warehouse workers in the US aren’t unionized, and Amazon has publicly stated it’s against having unions, saying it prefers a direct line of communication with employees. The e-commerce giant has regularly defended itself against claims it mistreats workers, saying it offers comprehensive benefits that include disability insurance and paid leave.  It has said it offers employees “a climate controlled, safe workplace” and last year raised its minimum wage to $15.The company said Thursday it will spend heavily this year, including $800 million in the current quarter, to start speeding up its Amazon Prime delivery infrastructure, with the goal of eventually shifting two-day deliveries to one day.Here’s the full statement from RWDSU’s Appelbaum:With two-day Prime shipping, Amazon fulfillment workers currently face speeds of 200-300 orders per hour in 12-hour shifts. They struggle already to maintain that pace.  If Amazon plans to effectively double the speed, it must also address existing workforce needs and ensure its workers are safe. Increasing fulfillment speeds means they need to hire more workers, under more sustainable speeds that don’t put worker’s lives in jeopardy.Here is the full statement from Amazon’s Clark:Mr. Appelbaum continues to spout falsehoods and display his overall lack of knowledge as to how Amazon operates. We appreciate his concern for our associates but his concern is misguided and self-serving. Employees are the heart and soul of our operations, and we’re proud of our team around the US who are paid at least $15 an hour with great benefits from day one.”We’ve been building our network for over 20 years allowing us to create a world-class customer experience powered by incredible employees who work in a positive, safe environment in our facilities. We have strategically grown our network to include fulfillment centers, package sortation centers, delivery stations and air hubs all to be closer to our customers. This enables Amazon to deliver orders faster and more efficiently – not by working harder but by working smarter based on decades of process improvement and innovation. But don’t take my word for it, come see for yourself what it’s like to work in operations at Amazon through our public tours.Originally published April 26 at 7:13 a.m. PT.Update, 9:40 a.m.: Adds Amazon’s comments. 4 2:22 Internet How Amazon ships its biggest and bulkiest stuff Now playing: Watch this: Amazon Prime E-commerce Amazonlast_img read more

September 9, 2019
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Native names in modern culture

first_imgWords have power. Recently the federal government quit using certain words to describe ethnic groups. Words like Eskimo and Aleut. Young Alaska Native people are increasingly using their Native names on social media and professionally. There’s also a push by some to return to the original Native descriptors for places and landmarks.Download AudioHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Jenny Canfield – KTOO reporter/producer of a series on Indigenous names (in KTOO studio)Paul Ontooguk – Director of UAA college of EducationCordelia Kellie – Alaska Native bloggerAaron Leggett – Special Exhibits Curator for the Anchorage MusuemStatewide callersParticipate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

September 6, 2019
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Amazon rainforest fires may be recordsetting NASA

first_imgWASHINGTON: With fires in the Amazon rainforest filling the Brazilian sky with smoke, the number of fires in the region this year may have set a new record. “Although it is not unusual to see fires in Brazil at this time of year due to high temperatures and low humidity it seems this year the number of fires may be record-setting,” NASA said on Wednesday. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us According to Brazil’s space research centre INPE, almost 73,000 fires have been recorded so far this year. INPE is seeing an 83 per cent increase over the same period in 2018. According to a report in the National Public Radio (NPR), Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has shown little concern for the situation. Bolsonaro, who took office in January, has repeatedly lambasted Brazil’s environmental regulations as an impediment to economic development, and under his tenure environmental agencies have seen diminished staff and funding, said the report.last_img read more

September 6, 2019
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Road works left unfinished

first_imgNarayankhed: Road works at Bellapur, Thummur, Birancha villages near Mayikod in Narayankhed are left unfinished.This is creating a lot of trouble to two-wheeler riders and motorists going on the route. Locals request the officials concerned to finish the works at the earliest and end their travails.last_img

September 1, 2019
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Comics to bewitch your senses

first_imgStay on target Revisiting ‘Passions,’ the Craziest Soap Opera EverAmerican Horror Story Takes Us Back to the Days of Witches and Warlocks It is officially October, and you know what the means! It is time to bust out the jack-o-lanterns, the fake spider webs, witch hats, and all of that other spooky jazz. Halloween is one of the best times of the year to be a geek, especially if you’re into all of the witchcraft that comes with the spookiest month. If you’re trying to really nerd it up this spine-chilling season and get in touch with your inner witch, here are some comic books for you!Wytchesvia Image ComicsMaybe this one is a little too on-the-nose, but we can assure you, the book itself is not. A horror comic is something rare nowadays, especially one as good as Wytches by writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock. The titular Wytches are not your typical broomstick-riding, wart-nosed villains, instead, they are a race of monsters that terrorize a town in New Hampshire. Published by Image Comics, Wytches volume one is available for download at Comixology, with volume two announced by the creative team for an undisclosed date.Justice League Darkvia DC ComicsWhen DC launched the New 52 reboot in 2011, one of the best new series was Justice League Dark by writer Peter Milligan and artist Mikel Janin. Teaming up every DC Comics’ monster, ghost, wizard and witch you can name, the book was one of the most exciting new titles. Eventually, superstar writer Jeff Lemire took over the book, adding a lot of character and fun to a book that already had a lot going for it. The New 52 run lasted for 40 issues and has since been collected into six trade paperbacks available for download on Comixolgy.Scarlet Witchvia Marvel ComicsWhile Scarlet Witch may be getting a lot of attention in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she also recently received her own ongoing series by writer James Robinson with a rotating team of amazing artists. Exploring the humanity behind being one of the most powerful, and unstable, people in the Marvel Universe, Scarlet Witch finds Wanda trying to fix some of the damage she has caused across the realms. The series is still ongoing but is wrapping up with issue 10 soon. The first volume has been collected and can be downloaded at Comixology.Chilling Adventures of Sabrinavia Archie ComicsSpinning out of the popular Afterlife With Archie series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Very different than the family-friendly sitcom of the 1990’s, the new Sabrina series is more of a horror book than a carefree tale. Focusing on the darker aspects; mixing supernatural business with the everyday life of a mystical teen girl. Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also writes the Afterlife With Archie series, and is a master of the unsettling, especially teamed with artist Robert Hack. Volume 1 of Chilling Adventures has been released and is available for download on Comixology.Black Magickvia Image ComicsGreg Rucka is one of the best writers in modern comics, and here he teams up with frequent collaborator, artist Nicola Scott to bring us Black Magick, a“witch-noir” published by Image Comics. The lead is Rowan Black, a homicide-and-robbery detective, who just so happens also to be a witch. When a crime brings her two worlds crashing together, it is up to her to get to the bottom of everything. One of the best new series of 2015, Black Magick is still ongoing, with volume 1 having been collected and is available for download at Comixology.last_img read more

August 9, 2019
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Boy in hospital after dog bite

first_imgA nine-year-old boy has been admitted to hospital after he was bitten by a dog in Paphos on Wednesday morning.The boy’s injuries were not serious but doctors decided to keep him under observation at Paphos general hospital as a precaution.Police said the incident happened at 10am after the dog apparently broke its chain and bit the child who was cycling.The dog belongs to a neighbour of the boy’s family.Police were investigating the matter. You May LikeGalaxy S9Unbeatable Deals On Samsung Galaxy S9, See Prices Here!Galaxy S9UndoNewsDThe Most Decorated Marine In the U.S. History: His Life, His LegacyNewsDUndoHealthCentralLiving With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Dionna’s StoryHealthCentralUndo Cypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoNew equipment for Paphos lifeguards but ‘proper’ towers neededUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

January 18, 2019
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December 18, 2018
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November 21, 2018
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November 17, 2018
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It turns out that when Indira Gandhi (referred to as? The top court did not allow the pleas of Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), there is always the awareness,"This is not a new feeling in the American psyche, Trump is advertising his every move as he seeks to heighten the suspense over the pick.S. Minority Leader, the commonly held identity is eroded and the civilisational bond weakens. everybody lives in harmony with one another. read more

November 17, 2018
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