Wal-Mart in Maryland must spend more on worker health

first_imgANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland legislators voted Thursday to enact a first-in-the-nation requirement that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spend more on employee health care. The measure, touted as a money-saver for the state-supported Medicaid program, takes effect despite the governor’s veto of the bill. Labor unions have said they are seeking similar legislation this year in at least 30 other states. Supporters of the measure say the retailing giant unfairly takes advantage of taxpayer-funded health care plans because some workers are paid too little for them to afford Wal-Mart’s health insurance. “The taxpayers are giving a health-care subsidy to the largest retailer on earth,” argued Democratic Delegate Kumar Barve. The House and Senate, both controlled by Democrats, both notched the three-fifths margins needed to override a veto last May by Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich. The bill requires companies with more than 10,000 Maryland employees to spend at least 8 percent of their payroll on employee health care or pay the difference into the state’s Medicaid fund. Of the state’s large employers, only Wal-Mart spends less than 8 percent on health care. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The company employs about 17,000 Marylanders at more than 40 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores, and about 1.3 million people nationwide. Critics of the legislation called it a dangerous precedent that ultimately would cost Maryland jobs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Dan Evans must prove himself after drugs ban to get any wild cards, says LTA

first_imgShare via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content news Venus Williams upstages Serena in third-round blockbuster at Indian Wells Topics Dan Evans, who is due to return to tennis from a drugs ban next month, will not get the same welcoming embrace the game extended to Maria Sharapova last summer when her 15-month suspension ended. Share on Pinterest Tennis Since you’re here… Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Read more Support The Guardian The Lawn Tennis Association controversially gifted a wild card to Sharapova in the pre-Wimbledon Birmingham event although the Russian, who tested positive for meldonium in 2016, ultimately made her slam comeback at the US Open. However it was confirmed on Thursday that Evans, who was banned for a year after traces of cocaine were found in a sample taken in Barcelona last April, will have to satisfy the LTA that he has mended his ways before it will offer him similar free passage into any tournament.The LTA’s performance director, Simon Timson, said: ”We’re not discussing wild cards with Dan at this stage. There is an awful lot of water to get under the bridge before [that]. We’ve been really clear with Dan that there’s some things that he needs to do.”Evans, who has dropped to No 608 in the rankings having been the world No 50 before his positive test, will have to battle his way back on the Challenger circuit. Timson and the Great Britain Davis Cup captain, Leon Smith, a staunch supporter of Evans throughout the player’s volatile career, spoke with the 27-year-old recently and were encouraged by his responses.“He appears very committed to getting back to playing at the level he was prior to his suspension,” Timson said. “We don’t condone doping in any way, shape or form and we’ve taken a very firm line on that with Dan. At the same time, I think that everybody deserves a second chance.“We have a duty of care to our players to support them in the right ways for the right reasons. That’s what we’re doing. We’ve agreed a programme with Dan of what he needs to do. If he commits to that, we will support and monitor his progress with it. When the time is right, we’ll start to talk about his tournament schedule, and when he’s ready to step back on to the court and compete.” Share on Facebook Drugs in sportlast_img read more

EOW probes case related to fraudulent transfer of shares

first_imgNew Delhi: The Economic and Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police is now probing a case of fraudulent transfers of shares by other shareholders of real estate company.Confirming the development the Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW) Suvashis Choudhary told Millennium Post that a case has been registered in this regard and investigation is going on. Additional CP further said that the case was registered on the complaint of one Anil Dwarika Prasad. The complainant alleged that he was a 50 per cent shareholder in the company identified as Mahamaya Buildcon. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Other shareholders fraudulently transferred his shares by forgery with intent to usurp the company,” said Addl CP Suvashis Choudhary. Two persons are named as suspects in the case. “On January 2016, the suspects have in connivance of each other illegally without the consent of the complainant have transferred the 5000 shares of the complainant in the favour of one of the suspects with the intent to usurp the company as well as to usurp the properties owned by the company (including the land measuring 10,700 square feet in Aligarh worth approx Rs 30 crores,” the complainant told the police. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHe further told police that no signature or acknowledgement of any such transaction was signed or ratified by the complainant, no transfer deed was signed or executed by him in respect to shares of the complainant in the company. Police have registered a case under sections 406,420,468,471 and 120 B of IPC at EOW police station. Cheating case against vehicle showroom In another case, EOW has started their probe in the case of cheating allegedly done by a motor vehicle showroom situated in South East Delhi. The complainant in the case told the investigators that in the year 2018 he booked a car and paid money. The showroom assured that the vehicle will be delivered in last week of February. “When I reached there to take the delivery I found the showroom locked and employees there told me that the showroom is locked for last one week,” the complainant told police adding that he had come to know that many others have also been cheated like him. A case under sections 420,406 and 120 B registered at EOW police station.last_img read more

Lawyer Jonathan Martins Texts To Richie Incognito Were Vile

The Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin drama just won’t go away. And it picked up momentum Thursday when Incognito’s attorney, Mark Schamel, said Martin was equally vulgar in text messages to Incognito.“The coarse and unacceptable comments and text messages that were sent to Jonathan Martin were of the same poor taste as those sent by him,” Schamel said. “All of these communications were provided to Ted Wells and the NFL investigation. What they show is banter between friends, not bullying.”Incognito was suspended by the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 3 and remained on the NFL’s suspended list with pay for the rest of the season for “bullying” fellow offensive lineman Martin, who left the team. Incognito missed out on two game checks ($470,588) after agreeing to a compromise with the Dolphins in November when his suspension was extended with pay. He agreed to another extension in December.Schamel alleges that Martin sent text messages to Incognito which “included threats to send someone over to Richie Incognito’s home with a ‘tranquilizer gun and sandpaper condoms’ to homosexually rape him” and “another that said he would ‘kill [Richie’s] whole family.’”“Richie Incognito has owned his inappropriate comments, despite the fact that they were made in jest, and it is time for Jonathan Martin to do the same,” Schamel said.The attorney claims that Martin didn’t raise accusations of bullying until his performance on the field had suffered to a point where his spot on the roster might be in jeopardy and he had already left the team in October.According to Schamel, Martin had confided to Incognito his own concerns “that he was not playing well, about how upset he was at being ranked by Pro Football Focus as among the worst linemen in the NFL, about his poor performance on the field, his demotion to right tackle and how he was concerned about what the outcome might be for his missing team meetings and, about how he felt his job was at risk.”“Rather than deal with his poor on-field performance and myriad other issues, Martin is now hiding behind false allegations. The result undermines the real problems of bullying and demeans what is a very real problem for many young people,” Schamel said.Martin said earlier this week in an interview with NBC’s Tony Dungy that he felt “trapped” after alleged repeated bullying by Incognito. Dungy was part of a task force established by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to improve the culture of the franchise.Schamel, however, said that Martin’s claims ring hollow.“Jonathan Martin was a full participant, who at times led some of the exact same pranks and gags and text and email exchanges he now claims, ‘crossed the line,’” he said. read more

FIVE CAYS MEMBER getting street lights for Community

first_img Related Items:five cays, sean astwood, street lights Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 7 Nov 2014 – FIVE CAYS MEMBER getting street lights for Community. Explaining that “at my request Fortis TCI has begun carrying out operations for the restoration and repairs to the Street lights in our community.”Hon Astwood says: ” If you are aware of any lights that are not operational please contact me asap via 231-4699 or [email protected] Also if there are dark areas that you think street lights should be install, let me know as well so that I may make representation for additional lights in those areas. Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds PDA takes rally to Five Cays Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Fire in Five Cays will leave many homelesslast_img read more

Breitling Reveals New 2015 Runway Collection at Nassau Boutique

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 16 Jul 2015 – Breitling, the luxury watchmaker whose brand conjures up images of the finest in aviation pioneering and the upper limits of fine auto racing, revealed its new collection directly from Switzerland at a prestigious, invitation-only event for its Bahamian clientele, a company spokesperson said today.“The Bahamas, though small in population relative to many of our markets, has an incredibly sophisticated and discerning population that appreciates fine workmanship and true quality. Being one of 44 Breitling boutiques worldwide, and the first in the Caribbean, the Nassau boutique has always been central in all new product launches coming from the annual Basel show in March in Switzerland. We are so excited to share the new Runway 2015 collection with The Bahamas and the world,” said Mauricio Diaz, Vice President Breitling Caribbean. Venue for the unveiling of the new Runway 2015 collection and a review of the current timepieces was the Breitling Boutique on Bay Street. The champagne and jewels event featured live models paying homage to the company’s linkage to fast planes and fine cars – a brand marriage that fills the space of the boutique with powerful images and a larger than life female figure that has become one of the most popular photo backdrops in The Bahamas. Notable guests included Hon. Khaalis Rolle, Minister of Investments; Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Loyal Opposition and Sen. Carl Bethel, Q.C. among other local business, civic and community leaders and friends who filled the boutique and spilled onto the sidewalk secured for the launch event. Impressed by the unveiled collection, the evening was filled with patrons sporting the models, music and runway of the luxury timepieces showcased. “Breitling’s reputation for Swiss perfection in technical watches and its link to other symbols of precision performance have managed to capture and hold the public’s imagination, making invitations to unveilings like this one in Nassau one of the events of the year,” said Diaz. “I believe the fact that it is one of the last remaining family-owned independent Swiss watch brands adds to the appeal and mystique.”About Breitling:A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. One of the world’s only major watch brands to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movements, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. This family business is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands.More information on Breitling.com Related Items:breitling, nassau botique Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Arson at Magistrates Court Nassau Foyer charred

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 1, 2017 – Someone tried to burn down the Magistrates court on Nassau Street, and while the damage was severe, only the foyer was burned said ACP, Stephen Dean.   Police do not have a suspect at this time but Dean says there is a vigorous investigation on to find the party responsible. See this link for images of the suspect. (https://youtu.be/RkYYVOPadAc).No one put out the fire, amazingly, it just burned itself out and the charred walls were discovered around 6am Monday morning.   Court proceedings were held as usual said ACP Dean and no one was hurt, nor were any court documents troubled by the fire.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Mourinho admits Lukakus goal drought is a concern

first_imgJose Mourinho admits Romelu Lukaku’s ongoing goal struggles is a concern at Manchester United following their 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions LeagueThe 25-year-old striker has now failed to find the net in United’s last eight matches and was unable to make any impact on Tuesday night.Mourinho, who admitted that United were outclassed by Juventus at Old Trafford, expressed concern over Lukaku afterwards.“The player is a fantastic professional who wants to give everything for the team but I have to agree, his moment is not sweet,” The United coach told the club website.“Not just for the goals he’s not scoring but his confidence, movement and touch. He is not linking the game well with the team.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“But he’s our striker, he’s a good striker and a striker we believe in.“Could I play Rashford there? Then I don’t have a winger as we’re in this difficult [injury] situation. He’s a hard-working professional. One day the goal will arrive and the confidence will be back.”Lukaku, who insisted earlier this week that he will overcome his United struggles, has managed just four goals in 13 appearances this season.The Red Devils remain second in Group H, but four points behind leaders Juventus.last_img read more

Preholiday gift guide with Sima Cohen

first_img Posted: November 3, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sima Cohen joined us October 27th on Good Morning San Diego. KUSI Newsroom, November 3, 2018 Pre-holiday gift guide, with Sima Cohen Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more