WAWU disappointed with Roseau City Council’s lack of urgency to resolve ongoing dispute

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Secretary General of the Waterfront & Allied Workers Union, Kertist Augustus.The Secretary General of the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union Kertist Augustus is disappointed with the Management of the Roseau City Council’s lack of urgency to resolve the ongoing dispute between sanitation workers and the Council.Sanitation workers of the Roseau City Council protested for two hours last week Friday for what they claim is frustration for repeated late payments of salary and wages.According to the Secretary General the Union can no longer sympathize with the Council.“The reason for the protest really is that the workers have become frustrated at the regular late payment of their salary and their wages. We wrote to management indicating that we could no longer guarantee understanding or sympathy for the regularly late payments because what we observed and what was pointed out to us by the workers was that whenever there was a long holiday weekend, it was usually the time that management kept indicating that they cannot pay on time,” he said.The Union requested a meeting with the Council in an effort to resolve this ongoing dispute which was scheduled for yesterday, however that meeting did not take place.  “We requested a meeting Monday for a face to face with the council, that did not take place because the Chief Executive did not inform and place it on the agenda of the statutory meeting that was scheduled for Thursday and when we called we were informed that the meeting could not be held,” Augustus said.Augustus said every councilor ought to have known that there is the need for such a meeting and does not indicate a level of seriousness in relation to the issues.“I am very disappointed. We have been told that it has to be rescheduled but they are not treating them matter with such urgency. I am concerned because you cannot have a situation where workers are protesting…and a meeting which should have been held one day later was not held…and pushed back further,” he said.Dominica Vibes News 8 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews WAWU disappointed with Roseau City Council’s lack of urgency to resolve ongoing dispute by: – August 19, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Italy clamps down on travel as virus deaths rise

first_imgROME – Two deaths from the newcoronavirus sparked fears throughout northern Italy on Saturday, as about50,000 people were poised for a weeks-long lockdown imposed by authoritiestrying to halt a further increase in infections. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said thatpeople living inside the affected areas in the northern regions would berestricted to those areas, while schools and businesses closed, as part ofmeasures designed to stem new infections. (AFP) Streets were largely deserted in the small Italian town of Codogno, Lodi, Lombardy, Italy. AFPcenter_img Italy on Friday became the first countryin Europe to report the death of one of its own nationals from the virus,triggering travel restrictions on about a dozen towns where the number ofpeople contaminated has continued to rise.last_img read more

4 persons jailed for ‘illegal cockfighting’

first_imgPolice identified them as Richard Pechon,51; Felix Fernando, 60; Victor Laurence Padojinog, 19; and    LloybemarAlpas, 19 – all residents of the municipality. According to Culasi municipal policestation Captain Bryan Alamo, there were about 70 persons engaging in illegalcockfighting in the area but the rest managed to escape since they havelook-outs. Detained in the lockup cell of theCulasi municipal police station, the suspects face charges for violation of ofPresidential Decree 1602, which prescribes stiffer penalties on illegalgambling./PN SAN JOSE, Antique – Four persons werecaught engaging in illegal cockfighting in Barangay Buenavista, Culasi,Antique. Police confiscated seven game fowls andP1,180 bet money from them around 4 p.m. on March 27.last_img read more

Juventus ask Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong

first_img Loading… Juventus have expressed interest in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. read also:Barcelona seals capture of Frenkie De Jong for $85m De Jong’s good friend and former Ajax teammate Matthijs de Ligt is now playing for Juve. Talks over a swap deal involving Pjanic and De Sciglio are continuing. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them RMC says Juve asked about De Jong during talks over Barca’s interest in Miralem Pjanic and Mattia De Sciglio. However, it seems unlikely that he would move after just one year in Barcelona.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tennis: Wimbledon 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The Championships 2020 have been cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the COVID-10 pandemic, the All England Club announced in a statement on Wednesday. “Uppermost in our mind has been the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Wimbledon happen – the public in the UK and visitors from around the world, our players, guests, members, staff, volunteers, partners, contractors, and local residents – as well as our broader responsibility to society’s efforts to tackle this global challenge to our way of life,” read the statement, posted on the official Wimbledon website. Wimbledon had been due to take place between June 29 and July 12 this year, but the 134th edition of the tournament will now take place between June 28 and July 11, 2021. “These considerations are particularly related to the concerns brought about by mass gatherings and the strain on the medical and emergency services, as well as movement and travel restrictions both within the UK and around the world,” continued the statement. “With the likelihood that the Government’s measures will continue for many months, it is our view that we must act responsibly to protect the large numbers of people required to prepare The Championships from being at risk – from the training of ball boys and girls to thousands of officials, line judges, stewards, players, suppliers, media and contractors who convene on the AELTC Grounds – and equally to consider that the people, supplies and services legally required to stage The Championships would not be available at any point this summer, thus ruling out postponement. “Following a series of detailed deliberations on all of the above, it is the Committee of Management’s view that cancellation of The Championships is the best decision in the interests of public health, and that being able to provide certainty by taking this decision now, rather than in several weeks, is important for everyone involved in tennis and The Championships.” Wimbledon has previously only been cancelled due to World War 1 and World War 2, with 1945 being the last year in which the event was not held. This year, the tournament will now turn its efforts to fighting the coronavirus pandemic. “We have begun distributing medical equipment and offered the use of our facilities to the NHS (National Health Service) and to the London Resilience Partnership, the collection of agencies in London fighting the battle against COVID-19. We are working with the local authorities in Merton and Wandsworth, particularly on food distribution, and we are distributing food supplies through our partnership with City Harvest,” the AELTC stated. “Our charity, the Wimbledon Foundation, is offering funding support to our local communities through our partnership with the London Community Foundation, and more broadly for the London and UK population through our partnership with the British Red Cross, the Foundation’s emergency response charity.” Defending champion Simona Halep, who lifted her second Grand Slam trophy in SW19 last year, wrote on social media: “So sad to hear @Wimbledon won’t take place this year. Last year’s final will forever be one of the happiest days of my life! But we are going through something bigger than tennis and Wimbledon will be back! And it means I have even longer to look forward to defending my title.”Tags: All England lubCOVID-19United KingdomWimbledonWimbledon 2020last_img read more

Cricket News New Zealand women’s captain Amy Satterthwaite announces pregnancy with wife Lea Tahuhu, to take break from cricket

first_imgWellington: New Zealand’s women’s cricket captain Amy Satterthwaite will take a break from the game as she is expecting her first child but won’t lose her contract or remuneration due to her Board’s new pregnancy leave policy.In a statement, Satterthwaite said she is expecting her first child with wife and teammate Lea Tahuhu in January next year.Satterthwaite said she hopes to return to the squad in time for the World Cup in 2021, which will be hosted by New Zealand. She, however, will continue to be a “mentor” for the team during the break.”Lea and I are overjoyed to share the news that I’m expecting our first child early in the new year. It is a special time in our lives and we can’t wait for this new chapter,” said Satterthwaite, who will miss the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.Satterthwaite will retain her contract for 2019-20 as per the new pregnancy leave policy of New Zealand Cricket.”She’ll be paid her full retainer throughout and, although possibly fulfilling some off-field contractual obligations, will not be required to train or play,” David White, the NZC chief executive, said.Satterthwaite thanked the NZC for its support.”I am very lucky to have great support from NZC with regard to taking a break from the game to have a family. I look forward to being involved with the White Ferns squad where possible and offering support and knowledge in a mentoring capacity,” she added.The 32-year-old became captain last year and has played 119 ODIs and 99 T20 Internationals for the national team. She has to her credit four back-to-back ODI hundreds.Tahuhu, 28, is one of the fastest bowlers in the women’s game and has 114 wickets from 116 internationals. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press June 19, 2020 Update on the latest sports — The New York Jets have agreed to terms with Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims, their second-round draft pick in April, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Mims fits a major need for a Jets offense that lost its top wideout, Robby Anderson, to Carolina in free agency. Chosen 59th overall, Mims will get a four-year deal worth about $5.5 million.— NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on DISH Network and Sling TV last night as both sides try to reach a new distribution agreement. The lack of an agreement impacts 11.32 million subscribers. DISH has 9.01 million and Sling TV accounts for another 2.31 million. The NFL is still deep into the offseason with preseason games not scheduled to begin for another two months.TRANSGENDER-SPORTS BAN-IDAHO-LAWSUITTrump administration backs Idaho transgender sports banBOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of President Donald Trump. Griffith’s statue was one of several installed when the team opened its ballpark in 2010. Griffith moved the Washington Senators to Minnesota for the 1961 season, and the team was renamed the Twins. During a 1978 speech to a Waseca Lions club, Griffith said he decided to do make the move “when I found out you only had 15,000 blacks here.” The team says it “cannot remain silent and continue ignoring the racist comments he made in Waseca.”Spokesman Dustin Morse said the removal was an internal decision, but the team had “certainly heard from outside fans and the community over the years” about Griffith’s remarks.Griffith sold the Twins to banker Carl Pohlad in 1984.In other developments related to the national protests against racial injustice:— The agency that manages RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., removed a statue of George Preston Marshall, who moved the team from Boston to Washington. Marshall resisted integrating the team with Black players until “forced to do so” in 1962, according to his biography on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website. Marshall was inducted into the Hall in 1963; he died in 1969. Events DC officials called the removal on Friday “a small and overdue step on the road to lasting equality and justice.” A Redskins spokesman did not immediately comment. — Former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick is helping to fund the cost of legal representation for some protesters who were arrested during demonstrations in the days after George Floyd’s death. The Star Tribune reports that Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Foundation has donated what’s described as a “substantial” sum to attorneys nationwide. Kaepernick is the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who took a knee in 2016 during the national anthem to protest police brutality.— Many teams from the major U.S. pro leagues stopped to commemorate Juneteenth — the celebration of what occurred June 19, 1865, the day that all enslaved Black people in the U.S. learned they had been freed from bondage. The day carried particular importance this year, with teams recognizing the day as important enough to declare it a paid holiday for workers — acknowledging the problems the country is facing today after several weeks of protests demanding the elimination of police brutality and racial inequality.— A group of Black Major League Soccer players has formed a coalition to address systematic racism in their communities and bring about change within the league. The coalition is the result of an Instagram group that began after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which spawned a wave of nationwide protests against racism and policy brutality. Started by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, the group grew to some 70 MLS players, who decided to act and the Black Players Coalition of MLS was born. — The NCAA is expanding its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its sponsored events. The current ban, in place since 2001, prevents states from hosting what the NCAA calls predetermined sites, such as men’s basketball tournament games. Mississippi is the only state currently affected by the policy. The expanded policy means that even when sites of games are determined by performance as they are in sports such as baseball and women’s basketball, Mississippi schools will not be permitted to host NCAA tournament games.NFL-NEWS Many pro athletes, Black and white, have taken part in those protests.The NBA gave its employees paid time off on Juneteenth for the first time and Commissioner Adam Silver urged league personnel to take the day and think about race relations.AMERICA PROTESTS-SPORTSTwins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarksUNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing racist remarks he made in 1978. SPORTS-JUNETEENTHAround sports world, Juneteenth celebrated like never beforeUNDATED (AP) — Bradley Beal grabbed a microphone and asked the crowd that joined the Washington Wizards and WNBA’s Washington Mystics on a march to collectively raise a fist into the air and join together in saying “Together we stand.” And they did.Such was the sentiment across sports on Friday, as many teams from the major U.S. pro leagues stopped to commemorate Juneteenth — the celebration of what occurred June 19, 1865, the day that all enslaved Black people in the U.S. learned they had been freed from bondage.The day carried particular importance this year, with teams recognizing the day as important enough to declare it a paid holiday for workers — acknowledging the problems the country is facing today after several weeks of protests demanding the elimination of police brutality and racial inequality.center_img UNDATED (AP) — Players say Major League Baseball has told the players union that teams will not play more than 60 games during 2020 regular season.MLB owners and players have been trying to negotiate a deal to begin the season amid the coronavirus pandemic, including health protocols. Some players had been recently been working out at spring training sites while practicing social distancing.The sides had hoped to have players begin testing Tuesday and then begin a second round of spring training on June 26. Most teams would likely hold those workouts at their home ballparks, rather than at their spring camps in Florida and Arizona.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Five-time PGA Tour winner Nick Watney tested positive Friday for the coronavirus, the first player with a confirmed infection since golf resumed its schedule last week. Watney withdrew immediately withdrew from the RBC Heritage and must self-isolate for at least 10 days under the PGA Tour’s protocols. Watney played the opening round with Vaughn Taylor and Luke List. As part of the contact tracing plan, Taylor, List and their caddies were to be tested immediately. The support came in the form of a court filing submitted by the U.S. Department of Justice, saying a federal judge considering a lawsuit challenging the ban should conclude that the law does not violate the U.S. Constitution.The ban prohibits transgender students who identify as female from playing on female teams sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities. The ban does not apply to men’s teams.The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice women’s rights group that filed the lawsuit in April, contending the law violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause because it is discriminatory. 49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. breaks right wristUNDATED (AP) — San Francisco 49ers receiver Richie James Jr. has broken his right wrist during offseason workouts and won’t be ready to return to the field until after the start of training camp.The 49ers confirmed a report of the injury by NFL Network on Friday and said they will have a better idea of how long James will be sidelined after he reports to training camp next month. NFL Network said James is expected to miss at least two months.James is the second receiver lost to injury this week for the defending NFC champion 49ers. No. 1 wideout Deebo Samuel underwent surgery Thursday to repair a fracture in his left foot suffered during informal player workouts in Tennessee.In other NFL news: The closures come while MLB owners and players try to negotiate a deal to begin the season, and raise the possibility the virus outbreak could scuttle all attempts at starting up this year.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press the spring complexes in Florida and Arizona will temporarily close because of recent events. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there wasn’t an official statement.The facilities will undergo a deep cleaning and disinfecting. No one will be permitted back inside without a negative test for the virus.Soon after the Phillies became the first known team to be affected by the outbreak, Toronto shuttered its site in Dunedin, Florida, about five miles from Philadelphia’s camp in Clearwater. The Blue Jays said one player showed symptoms consistent with the virus.The San Francisco Giants’ facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, was shut after one person who had been to the site and one family member exhibited symptoms Thursday. Texas closed its camp about 30 miles away in Surprise, saying no one had tested positive but that it wanted to expand testing protocols. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSAP source: MLB spring training sites close amid virus worryEvery team in Major League Baseball will shut its spring training camp over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, a move that came in the wake of the Philadelphia Phillies announcing five players had tested positive for COVID-19. —The NASCAR Cup race at Texas will have thousands of spectators in the stands. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has approved a comprehensive action plan submitted by the track to allow fans for the July 19 race. While the state allows 50% capacity for outdoor sporting events, track president Eddie Gossage says it’s too early to know how many fans will be able to attend. With social distancing protocols in place, the speedway first has to reassign seating for people who had already purchased tickets for the race that was originally scheduled for March 29. The track capacity is about 135,000.— An unidentified San Francisco 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after an informal workout with teammates in Tennessee. The NFL Network reported that one player who took part in the workouts this week in Nashville has tested positive. All the players who were there will now get tested to see if there is any spread. The team declined to comment, citing federal and state privacy laws about the personal health of employees.— The Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facilities Thursday after five team employees tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person tells The Associated Press the team and the NHL haven’t announced the closure. The NHL is also no longer announcing which teams individual players tested positive. The developments come some two weeks after players were allowed to return to their respective facilities to take part in voluntary on- and off-ice workouts.— Canada has approved a National Hockey League plan to play in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plan required an exemption as the U.S.-Canada border is currently closed to all non-essential travel until at least July 21 and those who enter Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. The league plans to have training camps open in July and to play games without spectators in a couple of cities in late July or August. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada’s top public health officer as well as the top health officers of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Toronto worked closely with the NHL to approve the plan.— A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Albert Pujols (POO’-hohlz) will pay the salaries of the Los Angeles Angels’ furloughed employees in his native Dominican Republic for five months. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Pujols didn’t publicly announce his commitment to pay roughly $180,000 to cover the salaries. The strict budget cuts made by Angels owner Arte Moreno during the coronavirus pandemic have included extensive furloughs for scouts, player development staff and minor league employees.last_img read more

No. 1: Terrel Hunt at the helm

first_imgWith Syracuse football training camp arriving Saturday, The Daily Orange beat writers, Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty, Matt Schneidman and Paul Schwedelson, will reveal the top 15 preseason storylines with a new one every other day. Make sure to check dailyorange.com and click here to see all the posts as we count down to camp.This one’s simple.There are a lot of factors at play for Syracuse’s offense, and the program’s overall prospects for 2015, heading into training camp. None are more important than quarterback Terrel Hunt, who will be most responsible for carrying out Tim Lester’s new system and avenging a dismal showing by the Orange offense last season.Hunt is coming off a season cut seven games short by a fractured fibula. It was supposed to be his first full year as SU’s starter, but now he’s taking the reigns amid an offensive transition that will, at least at first, be as successful as his arm and legs.This time last year, Hunt was readying to push the buttons for a George McDonald offense advertised as “full-bore” fast. Now he’s working with Lester, his old position coach, and hopes to be more of a pocket passer in Lester’s offense. Lester has said that he wants a strong running game to set up the passing game, and that Hunt is a good fit for what he’s envisioning from a play-calling perspective.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOf course Hunt isn’t the only player who needs to excel for the Syracuse offense to. The offensive line has to stay healthy, the running backs need to step up, and sophomores Ervin Philips and Steve Ishmael will have a lot on their playmaking plates.But unless Hunt stays healthy, leads the offense and then produces tangible results, the Orange will have trouble taking any steps forward. Comments Published on August 8, 2015 at 8:00 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Agbakoba, Falana Battle for BOA Lawyers League Title

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeThe final game of the 2017 BOA Lawyers Football Tournament scheduled for sunday is a repeat of last year’s finalists as Olisa Agbakoba Legal and Falana & Falana return to settle scores.  Last year, Falana & Falana smiled away from the Astroturf 2000 venue with the ultimate prize after defeating OAL in a thrilling final game. For the players from Apapa-based Agbakoba, the rematch is payback time as they cannot afford to play second fiddle a second consecutive time. Last weekend, OAL showed their determination to succeed with the ruthless manner they dispatched Templars in the first semi final. Owolabi Dare scored a hat trick in the 5-0 crushing of Templars.Now, the war song in OAL camp is vengeance. They are determined to wrestle the trophy from the grip of the defending champions.Falana & Falana on the other hand remain unfazed by the boasting coming from Agbakoba camp. A top official of the law firm told THISDAY that they are not bothered by whatever high goals OAL may have been firing before the final.“You know we are not bothered by whatever anybody may be saying. We are capable of winning the cup again on Sunday (today),” stressed the team official.Agbakoba won the 2015 edition before being dethroned by Falana last year. Both teams qualified from Group B pairing to get this final. The 15th edition of the annual Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Football Tournament for law firms kicked off on Sunday, February 26 at the Astroturf 2000 Facility in Ikoyi, Lagos.The tournament is held in memory of the late notable lawyer, Mr. Bankole Olumide Aluko, a founding partner in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode (A & O).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Portugal announces record gambling revenue for final quarter of 2017

first_img Share Submit Portugal’s online gambling law ‘fails to reduce unregulated market’ December 6, 2017 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Latest figures from the gambling regulatory body of Portugal shows that the nation’s market enjoyed record revenue in the final financial quarter of 2017, largely credited to a surge in sports betting. Figures from Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) showed that the seven locally-licensed online gambling operators generated combined revenue of €36.5m in the three months to 31st December, nearly €10m higher than the same period of the previous year.Overall, Portuguese gambling generated €122.6m in online gambling revenue during the first full year of new regulation in the country. A 12% sports betting turnover tax led to the Iberian state’s government taking in €54.2m of this amount.Sports wagering was the main source of income for operators in Portugal during 2017, with revenue generated reaching €68.1m. Unsurprisingly, football accounted for over three quarters of these bets.Online casino, including poker, totalled €54.4m, with slots leading the way after bringing in 45% of this amount, ahead of poker cash games on 19.7%, French roulette with a 19.2% share, blackjack on 9.2% and poker tournaments pm 6.7%.Portugal launched its new regulated online gambling market in May 2016.last_img read more