first_imgPozzallo, Sicily. Some Italians welcome refugees.After nearly three months of political maneuvering, two political parties in Italy formed a government on June 1. Both the League and the Five Star Movement (M5S) oppose the eurozone, which they call a tool for sucking out Italy’s wealth to increase German prosperity. The two parties formed an alliance that decries so-called “illegal” immigration and virulently opposes the establishment parties, especially the Democratic Party, which had controlled the government.The ultraright, racist League started out its existence as the Northern League, agitating for the independence of northern Italy, Italy’s most prosperous and developed region. Its propaganda scorned southern Italians. Party leaders changed its name to the League when they decided to drop separatist goals in order to compete for office across all of Italy.Matteo Salvini, the League’s leader, focused his party’s campaign on hostility to “illegal” migration, pushing for the immediate expulsion of some 700,000 refugees in Italy. Salvini, who will remain the party’s leader, is currently minister of the interior and one of two vice premiers in the government.Luigi Di Maio is the political leader of the Five Star Movement, which proclaims it is “neither left nor right” and is generally called “populist.” The M5S’s main base of support is in southern Italy, which is relatively less developed. In some areas there, unemployment is as high as 50 percent. Di Maio’s main campaign plank called for major income tax cuts for workers, with corresponding tax hikes for the wealthy, along with a guaranteed monthly income of $912 for the unemployed.Italy is facing major financial difficulties. The ratio of its public debt to its gross domestic product is 130 percent, and it owes about $2.77 trillion to bondholders. (nationaldebtclocks.org, June 4)‘Salvini! Go home!’Salvini’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has been contested. When he made a campaign-style tour on June 3 of southern Sici­lian ports, all of which have seen large landings of refugees from Libya, left-wing and other opponents protested his presence.Some residents of Sicily denounced him during his stop in Pozzallo, where many ships carrying migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea dock and many refugees begin the asylum-seeking process. Demonstrators held a banner reading, “Refugees welcome!” and shouted, “Salvini! Go home!” and “Salvini! Shame on you!” (Associated Press, June 3)On the same day that Salvini traveled to Sicily, 50 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast. The next day, the government of Tunisia criticized Salvini’s crass attacks on migrants from their country.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgYear of the NurseThe World Health Organization designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. That January hospital administrators surely planned to deliver their standard “angel of mercy” platitudes and pizza parties to commemorate. Then the pandemic happened, and the Year of the Nurse turned into the Year of the Nurse Labor Organizer.Nurses became essential frontline caregivers for the thousands of COVID-19 patients crowding emergency rooms and intensive care units across the country. The inadequacies of a capitalist health care system were all too apparent to them.National Nurses United, the union for professional nurses, held vigils across the country to mourn and honor the hundreds of nurses and thousands of health care workers who lost their lives due to COVID exposure in their workplace. Nurses as workers and union members stepped to the forefront to demand hospital corporations put patient and staff safety over profit. Nurse walkouts, protests and strikes happened in record numbers from Hawaii and California to Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.Nurses won major concessions in their union contracts, including pay raises and safe staffing ratios. Adequate staffing and monetary compensation for this difficult job are essential to ensure nurses can provide quality patient care.OSHA turns 50The bill creating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was signed into law Dec. 29, 1970 — the result of labor unions’ political pressure on Congress to respond to the rising rate of workplace injuries in the 1960s. OSHA’s budget and political pressures on the agency have never allowed it a comprehensive watchdog role over corporate capitalists. But now, 50 years later, OSHA’S enforcement capacity is especially bleak.OSHA has an inadequate inspection system, with the number of OSHA workplace inspectors shrinking as retiring inspectors are not replaced. And OSHA data on company safety records is not a transparent system, making violations hard to trace. These two factors make it very easy for corporate capitalists to evade their legal responsibilities in relation to workers’ health and safety.Amazon is a prime example of a corporation that puts production and profit above worker safety — with an injury rate to prove it. Increased use of robotic technology, at Amazon and in many industries, puts significant strain on workers as they are forced to maintain punishing productivity levels. (tinyurl.com/y35bug2y)If this weren’t enough to expose the fact that the federal government serves the ruling class, consider these facts on OSHA’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. September 2020 revisions to OSHA criteria for workplace reporting of COVID infections among workers will make it easier for businesses to underreport case counts. (Union of Concerned Scientists, Dec. 14, 2020) OSHA has only provided vague guidelines for proper measures to protect workers from infection while on the job. This laissez-faire approach on OSHA’s part has put workers at the mercy of bosses — who will cut corners when it comes to safety in order to maximize profit. This is why capitalism is a death sentence for the working class.$15 minimum wage . . . Too little, too late?The Fight for $15 campaign began in 2012 and continues to win victories for the working class. Black and Brown workers are leading this movement for economic and racial justice. According to the National Employment Law Project, one in three Black workers and 27% of Latinx workers are in low-wage jobs. According to NELP, “these disparities are the result of structural racism . . . and an economic system rooted in chattel slavery and genocide.”NELP published statistics in December 2020 outlining where the Fight for $15 activists have pushed state and local governments to pass laws requiring a $15 minimum wage. Of the states, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York have all done so. In 13 cities, including Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., the minimum wage will also hit $15-an-hour. President-elect Biden says he will endorse a $15 minimum wage law at the federal level. (NY Times, Dec. 31, 2020)These victories can be celebrated, but the struggle continues. Applying the Congressional Budget Office Consumer Price Index updated to 2024, the Economic Policy Institute projects that the cost of living in all but 3 states will require a wage of at least $15 an hour and as high as $20-$25 in many states. This includes Pennsylvania where currently the minimum wage is still $7.25 an hour. Is it any wonder that Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate of any major city in the country? Isn’t it clear why food insecurity is a common problem in the U.S., when food costs have nearly doubled over the past 10 years, but wages remain stagnant and at a poverty level? FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_img ZimbabweAfrica On 29 January 2002, two representatives of the embassy of Zimbabwe in Paris received the head of RSF’s bureau for Africa and announced their refusal to grant him a visa. “Your articles are too critical and you have called for sanctions against our country”, explained the employees of the embassy. They added they had received instructions from Harare to ban RSF journalists from entering the Zimbabwean territory. RSF_en Organisation News Help by sharing this information Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters without Borders – RSF) denounces the refusal opposed at the embassy of Zimbabwe in Paris as one of its representatives was asking for a visa. “That refusal proves that Zimbabwean authorities still have things to hide and they would do everything to prevent that we know more about what is happening in the country”, asserted Robert Ménard, general secretary of RSF. “The government promised it would authorise foreign observers and journalists to come. These are obviously lies designed to reassure the European Union” he added. Two representatives of the embassy of Zimbabwe in Paris received the head of RSF’s bureau for Africa and announced their refusal to grant him a visa. “Your articles are too critical”, explained the employees of the embassy. News to go further November 12, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Zimbabwe Reports Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail ZimbabweAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more January 29, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF banned from Zimbabwe News RSF wished to go to Zimbabwe, at the end of February, to cover the election campaign and assess the situation of press freedom in the country. The organisation reminds that in 2001, Zimbabwe has become one of the most repressive countries over the whole African continent in terms of freedom of information. Twenty local journalists were questioned and three correspondents for the foreign press were expelled from the country. Robert Mugabe, president of the Republic, belongs to the list drafted by RSF of press freedom predators throughout the world. September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


first_imgNews UpdatesHomeless Mentally Ill Persons Should Be Allowed To Get Tested For COVID19 Even Without Identity Proof, Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govts. To Consider The Issue Karan Tripathi24 July 2020 2:27 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has granted a week’s time to both the Central as well as the Delhi Government to decide as to whether the testing facilities for COVID19 can be extended to homeless mentally ill persons without demanding identity proof. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has asked both the governments to consider setting up a camp for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has granted a week’s time to both the Central as well as the Delhi Government to decide as to whether the testing facilities for COVID19 can be extended to homeless mentally ill persons without demanding identity proof. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has asked both the governments to consider setting up a camp for conducting tests for such persons. The order has come in a plea seeking adequate testing and other facilities for homeless persons who are suffering from various forms of mental illnesses. While giving more time to the government counsel for seeking instruction on the issue, the court said: ‘How can you expect a homeless person to prove residence or identity proof? You have set up testing camps for many groups, including the influential ones; why can’t the same be set up for mentally ill homeless persons?’ Filed by Mr Gaurav Bansal, the petition sought court’s directions to the Delhi Government to ensure adequate testing for homeless and mentally ill persons for COVID19. The Petitioner argued that it is the responsibility of the government under both the Mental Healthcare Act as well as the Persons with Disabilities Act to ensure that needs of the persons suffering from mental illness are included in the Disaster Management Strategy. ‘The government has to ensure that the specific needs of the mentally ill and homeless persons are addressed by the state while formulating policies for COVID19’, the Petitioner argued. It is submitted by the Petitioner that despite the directions issued by this court on June 09, no policy has been formulated by the Respondents to address the grievances raised by the Petitioner. It is further argued by the Petitioner that homeless persons with mental illnesses are part of the vulnerable section of the society, hence, they require special protection of the state. Emphasising upon the need to address the issue, the Petitioner argues that the lack of policy on the grievances raised in the petition is also causing inconvenience to the government run mental health establishments as they are confused about that sort of health services to be provided to such individuals. The court will next take up this matter on July 31. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgTop StoriesAdvocate Moves Supreme Court Seeking For Designation Of Eligible Advocates Of Patna High Court As Senior Advocates Radhika Roy10 Feb 2021 7:55 AMShare This – xA plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking for a mandamus directing the Patna High Court to designate eligible Advocates of the Patna High Court as Senior Advocates in terms of guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court and the rules framed by the Patna High Court. The plea raises the issue that no new Senior Advocate has been designated at the Patna High Court for over the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking for a mandamus directing the Patna High Court to designate eligible Advocates of the Patna High Court as Senior Advocates in terms of guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court and the rules framed by the Patna High Court. The plea raises the issue that no new Senior Advocate has been designated at the Patna High Court for over the last five years, which is in contravention of the guidelines and norms laid down by the Apex Court in the case of Indira Jaising v. Supreme Court (2017). Filed on behalf of Advocate Sanjay Kumar by Advocate Pankaj Bhagat  the plea states, “That humans by nature look forward for the recognition of the work they do in their life. This instinct of human being has been recognized from time immemorial by the society and it has developed various formal and informal ways to recognize the persons for their distinguished achievements in their field of work”. It is highlighted in the plea that due to historical legacy, the Indian judiciary follows the tradition and system of common law inherited from Britain. Therefore, Section 16 of the Advocates Act, 1961, recognizes two categories of Advocates – “Senior Advocates” and “Other Advocates”. Further, three conditions are stipulated for the designation of a Senior Advocate – i. ability, ii. standing at the Bar, and iii. special knowledge or experience in law. Stating that the judgment in the Indira Jaising case settled the controversies regarding different norms adopted by different High Court, the petition goes on to argue that non-designation of seniors at the Patna High Court for over five years has ‘severely affected the deserving lawyers practicing at the High Court of Judicature at Patna and is in complete contravention of the guidelines laid down by this Hon’ble Court”. In light of the above, the plea prays for a mandamus to be issue, directing the Respondent authorities to designate the eligible Advocates of the Patna High Court in conformity with the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court and the rules framed by the Patna High Court, i.e. Patna (Designation of Senior Advocates) Rules, 2019. The plea also prays for a mandamus to designate Advocates as Senior Advocates from list published on 19.08.2019 submitted by the Advocates pursuant to the Notice dated 01.07.2019 by the Patna High Court inviting names of Advocates to be designated as Senior Advocates. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgRead full article So as most already know, this year Linkedin changed their InMail policy. Instead of getting back all the InMails that didn’t get a response, Linkedin now only credit back InMails that are replied to. They also implemented their new policy around a commercial search limit in which in any given month you can only run a limited amount of searches as beyond a certain number they deem that it is being used for commercial purposes. I’ve seen a number of posts for and against the changes and for what it’s worth, I say bring it on!Here’s why…Sometimes, just sometimes, I shudder when I see some of the activities that are being passed off as “recruiting”. In the last month I have received a number of batch messages that not only are not personalised to me, but have zero relevance to me at all. E.g. I’m an IT/software development sourcing specialist/recruiter and therefore, I have a few technologies listed on my profile. In the greater context of my profile, this is clearly in reference to positions I regularly find myself recruiting and not related to my personal IT experience, YET – I still get messages asking about my interest levels in an exciting and fantabulous open position as a Developer. I’m all for looking at ways to find efficiencies but sending a batch message to anyone with a specific technology(ies) listed on their profile (due to a standard keyword search) is just plain lazy and is certainly not what the vast majority of the recruitment world would identify as effective, solid recruitment/sourcing practice. To date, given the limited InMails available per month on different subscriptions, recruiters were almost incentivised to not be engaging in their InMails and just throw buzzwords in the hope of either a) Quickly engaging a professional who might be actively on the market; or b) being completely ignored, as opposed to opening up conversations with candidates who are not “active” but may be open to discussing other opportunities. If by LinkedIn changing its policies it encourages the careful  and more considered use of InMails as a tool of value and as the medium that could be used to open doors to new networks/candidates/business partners/leads, then I’m all for it and can only see it having a positive effect on the industry.Link to info on new InMail policy: http://sales.linkedin.com/blog/linkedin-changes-inmail-policy-to-improve-quality-of-messages-and-response-rates/On commercial search limits. I believe that the impact on this will be minimal to any recruiter who considers themselves to be somewhat social media savvy as most will be well versed in other online sourcing techniques and know e.g. know how to run x-ray searches via search engines, should they reach their search threshold. The knock-on effect of this is that recruiter who is perhaps not quite as used to other online search methods will have to begin to increase their knowledge of online sourcing methods which surely can only positively affect the recruitment industry?.Link to info on new “commercial use limit”: https://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/52950/~/commercial-use-limit-on-search LinkedIn policy changes – Good, Bad or Ugly?Shared from missc on 20 Jan 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.last_img read more


first_img Written by August 25, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/24/20 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEChi Cubs 9, Detroit 3St. Louis 9, Kansas City 3AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 6, Tampa Bay 4Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2Texas 3, Oakland 2Houston 11, LA Angels 4NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 11, Washington 8Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 2Colorado 3, Arizona 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSMilwaukee 121, Orlando 106Oklahoma City 117, Houston 114Miami 99, Indiana 87LA Lakers 135, Portland 115NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSNY Islanders 4, Philadelphia 0Dallas 5, Colorado 2MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNew York City FC 1, Columbus 0Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgBrennans Bakeries in Dublin saw turnover rise 7% to €54.1 million (£37.69m) in 2006, with operating profits up by 28% to €5.41m (£3.77m). An €80,000 interest payment boosted pre-tax profits to €5.49m.The Brennan family owns the bakery through two holding companies, Argosy Trust and Century Holdings. Most of the directors are members of the Brennan family. The bakery’s wages bill was also slightly down last year, at €10.46m compared to €11.2m in 2005. It has 173 staff.last_img


first_imgLotus was fired up in Columbus, Ohio this past Saturday night with an all-around spectacular performance. The packed room at Express Live fed off the band’s intense energy throughout the evening as the livetronica favorites segued through older and newer tunes.Photographer Brian Hockensmith was on the scene to capture all the action. Check out some shots, with a full gallery at the bottom.Setlist: Lotus at Express Live in Columbus, OH 2/20/16Set I: 128, Opo, Bush Pilot, Suitcases>Dowrn, Plant Your Root>SunrainSet II: Greet the Mind>Slow Cooking>Greet the Mind, Blue Giant, Kodiak, Eats the Light, Moonrise, WaxE: Cream on Chrome, Behind Midwestern Store Fronts Load remaining imageslast_img


first_imgLegendary jazz and rock guitarist Carlos Santana has announced a new EP,  In Search of Mona Lisa, due out on January 25th via Concord Records. The 2019 release will mark Santana’s first with the California-based record label.In Search of Mona Lisa marks Santana’s first release since 2017’s The Power Of Peace, a collaborative effort with The Isley Brothers, as well as Santana’s wife and touring partner Cindy Blackman Santana.Santana’s website notes his inspiration for the forthcoming EP, explaining,Three spellbinding and transportive new songs takes listeners inside a magical and deeply personal experience Carlos had when he visited the Louvre Museum and set his eyes on Leonardo da Vinci’s beguiling masterpiece.In all of the years that the guitar icon had visited Paris, he had never been to the Louvre, but on a recent day off while on tour, he decided to go to the museum with his wife, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, and his family. All it took was one look into the implacable eyes of the Mona Lisa for Santana to feel as though something strange and powerful was taking place.In Search of Mona Lisa, which can pre-ordered on CD and vinyl here, includes three new recordings along with edited versions of two of the songs.Santana’s website also notes that a new full-length album produced by Rick Rubin will be released this summer.View a full list of Carlos Santana’s upcoming tour dates below, and head to his website for ticketing and more information.In Search of Mona Lisa Tracklist:“Do You Remember Me”“In Search of Mona Lisa”“Lovers From Another Time”“Do You Remember Me” (Edit Version)“In Search of Mona Lisa” (Edit Version)View TracklistingCarlos Santana 2019 Tour Dates: Jan 23 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVJan 25 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVJan 26 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVJan 27 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVJan 30 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVJan 31 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVFeb 01 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVFeb 02 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMar 17 – Mexico City, MX – Vive Latino Festival 2019Mar 19 – Puebla, MX – Acropolis PueblaMar 21 – Guadalajara, MX – Auditorio TelmexApr 18 – St. Petersburg, FL – Al Lang StadiumApr 19 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Event CenterApr 20 – Saint Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine AmphitheatreApr 22 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry HouseApr 24 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon AmphitheatreApr 27 – Southaven, MS – Bank Plus Amphitheater at Snowden GroveApr 28 – Rogers, AR – The Walmart AmpMay 15 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 17 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 18 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 19 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 22 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 24 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 25 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVMay 26 – House of Blues at Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NVView All Tour Dateslast_img read more