Fighting for $15 minimum wage in the South

first_imgAtlanta, March 21.Atlanta — With fists pumping in the air, some 500 low-wage workers from across the South filled the sanctuary of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church here with a resounding chant on March 21 to open a one-day mobilizing conference. “I believe that we will win” was the defining slogan as fast food, Walmart, home health care, child care, college adjuncts, retail and auto parts workers gathered from as far away as Missouri and Texas, Virginia and North Carolina to build for the April 15 “Fight for $15” day of action.Many participants wore the brightly colored T-shirts of their area’s campaign to win economic justice and a liveable wage.Underlining the confidence that they will win, program speakers listed the achievements of their young movement — such as legislation in states and cities across the country raising the minimum wage as high as $15 an hour in Seattle and Los Angeles, and decisions wrestled from Walmart and others to raise beginning pay by a dollar an hour.Most speakers were young people of color whose stories of hard work and poverty conditions resonated with an audience that cheered them on when they confessed to being nervous about speaking before such a large crowd.Dozens came from the Ferguson and St. Louis area. Burger King worker Carlos Robinson connected the police terror to the poverty wages that propelled resistance among youth to the murder of Michael Brown last Aug. 9.Three of the Memphis sanitation workers, whose 1968 historic strike won the support of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr., were featured in a special panel that connected the fight against racism with the struggle for union rights, decent pay and safe working conditions.Expressing their enthusiasm for the upcoming national day of action in April, when many tens of thousands of low-wage workers and their allies will march and rally in hundreds of cities, the conference spilled out of the church and took to the streets of Atlanta.The activists took over Atlanta’s famous Auburn Avenue on the way to the McDonald’s next to Grady Hospital.The chanting crowd surged into the restaurant, demanding the fast food giant raise the workers’ pay to $15 an hour. A 23-year-old McDonald’s worker, Robertson Anderson, jumped over the counter and marched out of the building to the cheers and applause of the jubilant group. Anderson, who said he had not known about the campaign before, stated: “I do know one thing. Everyone deserves $15 an hour.”That’s the message sure to grow stronger across the South and the whole country on April 15 and beyond.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fish oil may protect athletes from concussions

first_imgThere’s a new Horned Frog in town Twitter Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Fish oil supplements. (Photo courtesy: AP images) Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Previous articleBluebonnet Circle hosts first Wine and Wassail WalkNext articleTCU hires ‘first and only choice’ Jeremiah Donati to become next athletic director Kristen Clarke RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kristen Clarke printConcussions cause concerning damage to the brain in sports, and one TCU professor is researching how he can help.“Every time a football player is out on the field, they’re getting hit,” said Jonathan Oliver, assistant professor of kinesiology and director of the sports concussion research group. “We are really interested in the sub-concussive, which are the impacts players routinely receive that don’t get diagnosed as concussions,” he said. Oliver said that the idea from their aspect is to better protect athletes as they endure those subconcussive impacts.Fish oil supplements. (Photo courtesy: AP images)“We’ve done two studies now with the football team looking at fish oil,” Oliver said. “ We are seeing good results with DHA and then with the combination of DHA and EPA in fish oil.”Throughout the study, Oliver and his team look at a marker that is associated with damage to the brain. They are partners with a neurochemist in Sweden who has identified a marker called neurofilament light, which is a protein in the brain.“With boxers, following a bout of boxing, this protein is elevated,” Oliver said. “Over the course of the season, we measured this marker and what we saw when they were taking the fish oil or DHA, that marker was lower in those who took the fish oil, suggesting there is a potential protecting effect to these subconcussive impacts.”Omega-3’s are on the NCAA impermissible list, which means that those nutritional supplements cannot be provided to student-athletes by the athletics department. DHA is in Omega-3.Oliver said that having Omega-3’s as impermissible makes it hard for the athletics staff to give athletes something that could potentially be a benefit.The rule states that the athletics staff cannot freely provide omega-3s in the absence of a medical condition. If a medical condition is identified, then the staff can provide omega 3s.“The research may be ahead of policy but NCAA must make a ruling that is in the best interest of the overall athletes at the time,” said Dr. Michele Kirk, team physician at TCU.“There’s a potential for it to protect, but there’s definitely no harm in taking it,” Oliver said, “So why take away the one thing that could provide a benefit? It just makes no sense to me.”Now, Oliver is doing a similar study in Canada. He is traveling north of the border every month to work with the Canadian men’s and women’s Olympic rugby teams.Oliver and his team are collecting blood and looking for biomarkers of head injury or head trauma. “Halfway through as the teams are getting ready for the World Cup, we are going to start them on supplementation,” Oliver said. They will collect blood after supplementation to compare the results with the TCU football studies.Oliver said the difference with the rugby players and football players is that rugby players have no helmets on, but they were taught to tackle a little better than football.“We’ve actually been targeted from Australia to look at some of their teams, and we are doing some other things with other teams as well to see what we can do to protect athletes on the front end,” Oliver said.The other team names may not be disclosed at this time. Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Facebook ReddIt Defender first TCU soccer player be drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League TCU begins $2M renovation to surface of football practice field Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Twitter Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Website| + posts Kristen Clarke is a senior studying sports & broadcast journalism from Barrington, Illinois. She is a member of the TCU Cheerleading team. Former wide receiver launches clothing line on TCU’s Pro Day Facebook ReddItlast_img read more

‘Build your Tribe’ BNest Workshop aims to help people make a…

first_imgNewsBusinessCommunity‘Build your Tribe’ BNest Workshop aims to help people make a difference in their communityBy Staff Reporter – November 9, 2018 1117 Facebook Print Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The ‘Build your Tribe’ workshop will take place at Mr. Taits Café at Tait House Community Enterprise at Collins Avenue, Roxboro Road on Thursday, November 22 at 6.30pm. Pictured are Kasia Zabinska, BNest, Eamon Ryan, founder BNest, Tracey Lynch, CEO Tait House Community Enterprise and Pauline Gannon, BNest. Picture: ilovelimerickBNEST – the first social enterprise incubator in Ireland is inviting people to a community engagement workshop titled ‘Build your Tribe’ at Mr Taits Café on Thursday, November 22.The workshop is for people involved in a social enterprise, not-for-profit, community projects or for people raising money for a cause close to their hearts who want to build a community around that cause. If this is you, come for this evening workshop to explore and discuss different ways to build and sustain your tribe.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jennifer Murphy, a marketing expert who’s currently working on a community initiative in Castleconnell said of the workshop, “I will present some community engagement principles and offer various practical techniques for creating and sustaining a network of volunteers, advocates, and institutions around your idea to maximise your social impact.”Kasia Zabinska of BNest will join Jennifer to outline approaches you can use to communicate and influence others. BNest is an initiative created specifically to support social entrepreneurs and nurture their start-ups and caters to all types of organisations from charities to businesses with a social conscience.Kasia said, “The event is free and open to all and these two talks will be followed by an open panel discussion so please join us whether you’re interested in learning more about this concept or already have the experience and want to share your insights with others. The venue we picked for this community engagement workshop is special – Mr Tait’s Café in Roxboro Rd is a social enterprise, so customers can enjoy delicious food while also supporting members of the local community. This event is one of our open monthly events which have huge success in offering outreach and support to the Limerick community.”The ‘Build your Tribe’ workshop will take place at Mr Taits Café at Tait House Community Enterprise at Collins Avenue, Roxboro Road on Thursday, November 22 at 6.30pm.For more info email [email protected] or visit www.BNest.ie/events.  Twitter WhatsApp Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic center_img Previous articleSignificant benefits from new investment at Milford Care CentreNext articleThree arrests made following drugs seizure in Limerick, Cork and Tipperary Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSbusinessCommunityNews Email Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Linkedin Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Traffic chaos in Derry as security alert closes bottom deck of Craigavon Bridge

first_img Previous articleVaradker denies A5 is being mothballed, but admits funding timetable will be changedNext articleCo-operation Ireland says it’s an honour that President elects first visit is to Derry News Highland Newsx Adverts LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Traffic chaos in Derry as security alert closes bottom deck of Craigavon Bridge Google+ By News Highland – November 9, 2011 Facebook Twitter Twitter Google+ A security alert is underway in the Foyle Road area of Derry, with the bottom deck of the Craigavon Bridge closed for a time after a suspicious object was found this afternoon.A number of businesses and homes were evacuated as a result.Diversions were in place due to road closures, some of those have now been lifted. The bridge has now reopened.SDLP Foyle MLA Colum Eastwood has condemned the disruption, saying the lives of Derry people were once again interrupted by those whose only interest is in promoting chaos…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/ceast7.mp3[/podcast]center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Data Privacy Safeguards Are Sine Qua Non For Protecting Privacy Of Citizens Particularly When An App Is Required To Be installed At The Instance Of State: Meghalaya HC

first_imgNews UpdatesData Privacy Safeguards Are Sine Qua Non For Protecting Privacy Of Citizens Particularly When An App Is Required To Be installed At The Instance Of State: Meghalaya HC Akshita Saxena2 Feb 2021 6:29 PMShare This – xThe Meghalaya High Court has held that data privacy safeguards are sine qua non for the purpose of protecting the privacy of citizens, particularly when an app is required to be installed by a citizen at the instance of the State. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Biswanath Somadder and Justice HS Thangkhiew made this observation while presiding over a PIL challenging…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?LoginThe Meghalaya High Court has held that data privacy safeguards are sine qua non for the purpose of protecting the privacy of citizens, particularly when an app is required to be installed by a citizen at the instance of the State. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Biswanath Somadder and Justice HS Thangkhiew made this observation while presiding over a PIL challenging the mandatory imposition of “Corontine App” and “Stay Safe Meghalaya App”— contact tracing apps of the state government. The two apps were introduced by the Meghalaya Government and all persons who were recommended for home quarantine/ isolation were mandated to download them. A law student, Jade J. Lyngdoh, had challenged the Government order stating that the Apps may compromise privacy of the citizens due to lack of protection of personal sensitive data. In its judgment, the Court observed, “Undoubtedly, data privacy safeguards are sine qua non for the purpose of protecting the privacy of citizens, particularly when an ‘APP’ such as a CORONTINE APP or a STAY SAFE MEGHALAYA APP is required to be installed by a citizen at the instance of the State.” Significantly, the State Government informed the Court that the Apps have been discontinued. In light of this submission, the Division Bench observed, “Although it appears during the course of hearing of the instant matter that these two ‘APPS’ have been discontinued, it is the bounden duty, nay, an absolute obligation on the part of the concerned authority of the State to preserve, protect and safeguard the private and personal data of its citizens so that someone somewhere does not breach the walls of privacy and utilize the private and personal data of the citizens collected by these two ‘APPS’ for such purposes other than the specific purpose for which the two ‘APPS’ were created.” Thus, granting relief to the Petitioner, the High Court directed the concerned department of the State Government to look into the specific allegations raised in the PIL – by causing a thorough inquiry in respect thereof and ensure that any private or personal data collected from the citizens who have used the two ‘APPS’ are not misused or disseminated in any manner. Background Lyngdoh had contended that the impugned Government order dated March 29, 2020, is arbitrary for the following reasons: 1. There exist no protocol/guidelines of the State Government vis-à-vis the collection, processing, storage, sharing and anonymization of the data, while using the aforesaid contact tracing mobile applications. 2. In the absence of any protocol regarding data privacy safeguards of the aforesaid mobile applications, the State Government could not have collaborated with any app developing agencies/ institutes for using the monitoring application, leave alone making it mandatory on the individuals of the State to install/ download the applications. 3. As such, the ‘Corontine App’ and ‘Stay Safe Meghalaya App” used by the State Respondents violates the core principles of data privacy and personal autonomy, including purpose limitation and data minimization. 4. The usage of the aforesaid mobile applications in its present form and its mandatory imposition on the individuals in the absence of any anchoring legislation and privacy policies constitute a disproportionate invasion of the constitutional rights of the public at large, and as such is required to be declared as illegal, unconstitutional and arbitrary. Case Title: Jade Jeremiah Lyngdoh v. Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Download Judgment Read JudgmentSubscribe 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

“PILs Cannot Be Thrown Out Only Because Petitioner Belongs To Rival Political Party”: Supreme Court

first_imgTop Stories”PILs Cannot Be Thrown Out Only Because Petitioner Belongs To Rival Political Party”: Supreme Court Srishti Ojha29 March 2021 9:50 PMShare This – xSupreme Court has recently observed that a Public Interest Litigation cannot be thrown out only because the petitioner belongs to a rival political party. The Court has observed that the persons with political affiliations are, as much entitled to file public interest litigation as any other person. The observations have been made by the Court in its order granting interim relief to…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?LoginSupreme Court has recently observed that a Public Interest Litigation cannot be thrown out only because the petitioner belongs to a rival political party. The Court has observed that the persons with political affiliations are, as much entitled to file public interest litigation as any other person. The observations have been made by the Court in its order granting interim relief to Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s election agent SK Supian in relation to matter of revived FIRs against him in Nandigram violence case. While noting that the Court is required to examine if litigation is really in the public interest or to advance some other interest in the garb of public interest, it observed that A division Bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Krishna Murari noted that its true that Court is required to examine if litigation is really in the public interest or to advance some other interest in the garb of public interest. However, the question of whether the litigation is bona fide or not is a different issue which has to be examined by the Court on a case to case basis, having regard to the nature of the complaint before it. The observations were made in response to submissions by petitioner’s Counsel Sr Adv Vikas Singh and Sr Adv AM Singhvi appearing for the State of West who had submitted that the Public Interest Litigations were initiated by persons belonging to a political party for oblique reasons and should therefore have not been entertained. With regards to petitioner’s arguments regarding the Public Prosecutor or Assistant Public Prosecutor in charge of a case withdrawing from the prosecution of any person with Court’s consent, the Court has observed that it need not go into that question at this stage. “At this stage we need not go into the question of whether the Public Prosecutor/Assistant Prosecutor concerned applied his mind to the charges against the accused persons or whether the facts and circumstances of the case warranted discharge of the accused.” the Court has observed Supreme Court has on Friday granted interim relief to Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s election agent SK Supian, while ordering an ad-inetrim stay on the High Court’s order dated 5 March 2021 issued in response to a PIL. The FIRs in which SK Supian was named in relation to the Nandigram violence were withdrawn by the West Bengal government in 2020. The Court has observed that writ petitions are pending in the High Court and has asked the Division Bench of the High Court to take up the pleas and finally decide the same within a week or two. It will therefore be open to the respective parties to raise all contentions before the High Court. The Court observed that as the impugned order effects the petitioner and was passed without hearing petitioner, its deemed appropriate to pass an interim order staying operation of the order dated 5th March 2022 so far as it pertains to the petitioner for a period of 2 weeks till date or until the order of High Court hears the case, whichever is earlier. The present Special Leave Petition has been filed by Sk. Supian, being aggrieved by the passing of an order by the Calcutta High Court on 05.03.2021 in a PIL petition, without him being given notice, being impleaded, or an opportunity to be heard, which resulted in re-institution of criminal cases against him in which he was discharged or acquitted in February 2020. The Petitioner has stated that he was discharged by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in February 2020, under S. 321, CrPC, in certain criminal cases. These cases were based on baseless charge sheets filed in the context of mass protests against improper land acquisition measures undertaken by the Government of West Bengal during the years 2007-2009 to create a Special Economic Zone in Nandigram, West Bengal. According to the petitioner, the cases against him alleged that he had engaged in an unlawful assembly and had participated in the violence. However, in February 2020 and June 2020, the public prosecutor had filed applications in these cases for withdrawal of prosecution. The High Court in two PILs Dipak Misra v. State of West Bengal & Ors., and Nilanjan Adhikary v. State of West Bengal and Ors., reversed the decision to discharge and acquit him. Supian in his plea alleged that his personal liberty has been prejudiced, as he was not impleaded before passing of the impugned order, and was granted no opportunity to be heard by the High Court. He became aware of the cases upon knowledge of initiation of the process to issue arrest warrants when criminal cases were reinstituted against him by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Contai.Click here to download the OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Outsourcing a threat to future of HR

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Outsourcing a threat to future of HROn 15 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The HR function faces severe cutbacks in the future if it is not respectedby the board, warned a leading management school director. Andrew Kakabadse, deputy director of the Cranfield School Management, tolddelegates that the HR function is the principal target “by miles” inthe business drive to outsource services. An ongoing survey by Cranfield of outsourcing in 690 companies in Europeshows that HR is the primary target for outsourcing irrespective of sector. “IT services are the second but this is renewable technology. HR is aone-off,” said research author Kakabadse. The research, which is due to be published as a book, SmartSourcing, laterthis year, shows that 44 per cent of British and US companies are transferringstaff to outside suppliers. “It is not so much about losing jobs but more about shiftingemployer,” he said. “In the best companies, HR was next to the boardand HR directors had made a business interpretation of what the HR contributionhad to be.” Cranfield’s research shows that the HR function is not rated highly inorganisations. last_img read more

University of Utah latest to cut ties with Papa John’s

first_imgAugust 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local University of Utah latest to cut ties with Papa John’s FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah says it has closed the Papa John’s in the campus food court as it joins a long list of institutions cutting ties with the pizza company after the founder used a racial slur.The university said Wednesday in a statement that the racial slur used by Papa John’s founder John Schnatter’s is in “direct opposition to our values.” The university says the Papa John’s was closed on July 20 and will be replaced by a new restaurant.Schnatter apologized for his comments made during a company conference call in May and stepped down as chairman but remains on the company’s board. He told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he should be back as the chain’s public face.The Utah Jazz ended its sponsorship agreement with Papa John’s on July 20. Tags: Papa John’s/Utah Utes Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Earache for Keble undergraduate

first_imgA Keble Undergraduate ended up in the John Radcliffe Hospital earlier this week after his inability to remove an earring left him with pliers attached to the side of his head.The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, explained to Cherwell that “a last minute and quite shoddy attempt to look respectable for a job interview the following morning backfired massively when I realised I couldn’t get my piercing out.“After several failed attempts, I sought the assistance of [my friend] James who had some ‘big old pliers’ in the hope I could cut the bugger off.”The friend in question, fellow undergraduate James Davies, elaborated, “The earring was a bead ring piercing, and supposedly could be removed simply by pulling the bead off. He tried all day and evening to remove it to no avail.”Davies continued, “I tried for ten minutes to cut the ring to free his ear with no luck. Eventually, I got a safe angle and squeezed the handles very tightly until eventually they cut the earring and the bead fell off.“I thought I had fixed it and told him it was sorted, but realised something didn’t feel quite right. I went to release the pliers but the handles just moved flimsily and it seemed the inner mechanism had completely snapped inside, jamming the pliers shut with the earring wire still jammed inside.”He went on to explain his initial panic and then uncontrollable laughter on realising that his friend “literally had a huge multi-tool thing attached to his ear”.A second friend of the “plier-ed” student then proceeded to call the Keble porters to seek their advice, as the realisation dawned that he had to leave for London in eight hours and he was stuck on the floor with a pair of pliers completely stuck to his ear.Davies described to Cherwell how a Junior Dean arrived soon after to find the student sitting on the floor holding the pair of pliers to his head, as Davies sat on his chair with a coat over his mouth trying not to laugh.“She phoned 999 as it was starting to bleed and we had no way of removing it.”The injured undergraduate added, “[We] got a taxi to the JR, where police and other quite seriously injured patients seemed to forget their woes for a bit upon seeing a massive pair of pliers attached to my ear.”The Accident and Emergency department at the John Radcliffe Hospital removed the pliers from the student’s head.On the consequences of the event, the affected Keblite elucidated, “I did find it quite funny at the time, and a lot funnier now, but also had basically resigned myself to not going to my job interview and thereby messing up a potential career path, which, despite the hilarity of having pliers stuck to your head, is never great.”The student suffered no lasting damage.last_img read more