5) Home for Christmas – Military Wives ChoirMilitary Wives Choir has released a Christmas single as well as an album: both entitled Home for Christmas. The single is a reworking of Hark the Herald Angels Sing and features over 1,000 singers from 69 military wives choirs across the UK. All proceeds from both will go to The Military Wives Foundation. 3) You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Friends of Jo CoxRicky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs and KT Tunstall have been joined by a number of MPs including Tracy Brabin, who now represents Cox’s Batley and Spen constituency, to record a cover of The Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want to raise funds for the new Jo Cox Foundation. The single is due for release on 16th December. 2) Christmas Without You – Hello Christmas25 YouTubers with a social following of 25m have got together to launch this single, including 16-year-old YouTuber Jake Mitchell, fashion and beauty vlogger Marina Joyce and 13-year-old singer Sapphire from Basingstoke. The song was released on Sing King Karaoke’s YouTube channel with proceedings supporting Make-A-Wish ® UK. Advertisement [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cGnHyOxPzg[/youtube] [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9DSZscjoUk[/youtube]1) If Everyday Was Christmas – Cruz BeckhamEleven-year-old Cruz Beckham has released his first ever single If Everyday Was Christmas in a bid to win the number one slot. Proceeds from sales will go to Global’s Make Some Noise charity. 443 total views, 3 views today 7) X Factor winner’s singleNow an anticipated contender for the Christmas number one, the final acts for 2016 have all recorded their songs for a single, but will it be Matt Terry, Saara Aalto, or 5 After Midnight that takes the crown this weekend, 10-11th December? All profits from sales will be donated to Shooting Star Chase and Together for Short Lives, and the Chancellor has also announced that all VAT from sales of the single will go to the charities too. This is the sixth year that the government has waived the VAT from the winner’s single. December wouldn’t be the same without the anticipation of which song will be crowned the Christmas number one, but who will top the charts this year, and will it be a charity single? Paddy Power currently has The X Factor winner at 6/4 and Friends of Jo Cox running at 5/2, but the competition is steadily mounting. Here is our round-up of 7 of the biggest Christmas charity singles released so far for 2016. 7 great Christmas charity singles [youtube height=”450″width=”800″] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBLgZikvM3U[/youtube] 6) This Time of Year – St Giles HospiceSt Giles Hospice is raising funds this December with This Time of Year, performed by West Midlands community choir Sing2gether. All proceeds from downloads of the song will go to the charity, and the single can be downloaded from Amazon Music, Google Play and iTunes. Don’t be worried by #lawsongs ideas? 7 days left. Things like “Deck the Halls with Banks & Tolley” will be fine. https://t.co/zskujOnkpF— Gordon Exall (@CivilLitTweet) December 7, 2016 444 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 SEE ALSO: 16 charity Christmas singles for 2017 Tagged with: charity single christmas music 8) Civil Litigation BriefNot a song in itself but a competition from Gordon Exall’s Civil Litigation Brief to come up with the best title for a legal Christmas song that asks entrants for a £5 donation that will be shared between The Ey Foundation, and The Lord’s Taveners. The winner will get a specially designed T-Shirt “Legal Christmas Song Winner 2006” with the winning title on the front. Melanie May | 8 December 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 4) The Living Years – The London Hospices ChoirThe London Hospices Choir, which is made up of more than 300 patients, staff and volunteers from 18 hospices in the capital including North London Hospice and Prince Alice Hospice, have covered Mike & The Mechanic’s The Living Years, with Paul Carrick who was lead vocalist on the original hit. All proceeds go to support the hospice network.
This year, the United Auto Workers union will negotiate new contracts with auto and truck manufacturers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, as well as with tractor and farm equipment maker John Deere, and other major corporations. On March 24 and 25, the union held its “Special Bargaining Convention” in Detroit.Keeping with tradition, the delegates from hundreds of locals around the country and in Canada and Puerto Rico discussed and passed a 72-page resolution, prepared in advance and reflecting the orientation of the UAW’s International Executive Board. The UAW has more than 390,000 active members and more than 600,000 retired members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.While there was a controlled and even staged atmosphere, the rumblings on the plant floors could be felt on the floor of the convention. For two days, two-tier pay was the hot topic among the rank-and-file delegates.Here is the message the shop floor sent to the convention: The companies are making record profits. Every worker deserves a raise. A fight at the bargaining table for “equal pay for equal work” is long overdue.What is two-tier pay?Two-tier pay is a capitalist scheme to drive wages down for all workers. As a first step, a union agrees to a permanent lower wage, but only for workers who have not yet been hired. Eventually, through attrition — the loss of higher seniority workers who retire, quit or die — all of the workers left will be those who started at the lower wage. That in itself cuts all workers’ wages.It’s not the only downside to two-tier wages. In the interim period, workers work side by side but get unequal pay for the same work. As a leaflet distributed by the rank-and-file group “Autoworker Caravan” points out, this leads to a divisive “us and them mentality” that turns worker against worker and disrupts the worker solidarity needed for a successful struggle against the bosses.Two-tier began in the airline and retail sectors in the 1980s. It is now commonplace in both public and private sector contracts. The first two-tier contract with the UAW was at the construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar after the company succeeded in breaking a long strike. Two-tier wages then spread to the parts suppliers and to Detroit: the three contracts with General Motors, Ford and Chrysler in 2007.In reality, there are more than just two tiers of wages in the auto industry. Alongside UAW members at Ford, GM and Chrysler are outside company employees who are paid even lower wages. In contracts with parts suppliers there are often more than two pay scales. Auto workers, especially the vast majority who are unorganized, are part of the low-wage workforce — making little more than their counterparts at McDonalds and Walmart.A prime example of low pay is the Lear plant in Selma, Ala., which supplies seats to Hyundai. Workers there are fighting for a living wage. It was announced at the convention that Kim King, a leader in that fight, had just been fired.Debate over the resolutionTaken in its entirety the resolution was a series of contradictory statements. Statements that, “We’ve had to fight to win fair contracts” contrasted with support for “the German co-determination model.” The German model is supposed to substitute discussion between the union and management for raw class struggle. In effect, “co-determination” reinforces collaboration between the union leadership and the bosses by limiting what issues can be addressed through collective bargaining and the grievance procedure.Speakers against the resolution opposed the weak and deliberately vague phrase, “bridging the gap,” a slogan repeated throughout the convention. Local 551 Vice President Scott Houldieson from Ford’s Chicago assembly plant proposed changing the word “bridging” to “eliminating” so the result would read, “eliminating the gap,” that is, making sure there is equal pay for equal work.Speaking for the top UAW officials, International President Dennis Williams rebuffed Houldieson’s amendment. But many rank-and-file delegates embraced language that spoke to fighting for equality and justice.Delegates also voiced anger about the “alternative work schedules” that undermine the eight-hour day. “You will create a lot of jobs,” said delegate Kathy Smith from Chrysler’s Trenton Engine Plant, because “workers will die” from working long hours and constantly switching from day shift to night shift. The resolution says nothing about restoring the eight-hour day and the weekend, which past generations fought and died for.At last year’s Constitutional Convention, the leaders asked for and got a dues increase, with the stated purpose of bolstering the strike fund. Now the union must start talking about using the funds for their intended purpose — to support a strike. Only by fighting for their rights can the auto workers halt the fall in wages and benefits, heal the divisions and strengthen solidarity.Martha Grevatt is a 27-year Chrysler worker who represented UAW Local 869 at the convention as an alternate delegate.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/15/17 Previous articleA Hoosier Still on the List for Top USDA PostNext articleMexico Officials Ready to Talk Trade with U.S. Gary Truitt Home News Feed DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/15/17 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – May 15, 2017 DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/15/17A weekend of dry weather and several good drying days this week have planters rolling in many parts of the state. Brian Early, with DuPont Pioneer in east central Indiana, says planting and replanting are underway, “We have many fields that have dried out, but you don’t have to push down very far to find there is still a good deal of moisture in the soil.” He told HAT rain totals in the north were a little lower and, thus, they got back in the fields over the weekend.In addition to wet soil, Early said soil crusting is a major issue, “In some fields it is light enough that the crops may break through, but in some areas the crust will be too hard for newly planted seeds to break through.” He said, in the next few days, growers should be able to tell which fields can be saved and which will have to be replanted.According to Early, breaking up soil crust can be a difficult management chore, “You can try a rotary hoe, but the issue we have had with these is they do not have a lot of down pressure and sometimes cannot break through the soil.” He said some growers have used a planter or vertical tillage tool, “These options are very time consuming.”
Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – January 5, 2021 Previous articleNativity crib in Letterkenny targeted againNext articleTwo males wanted in connection with early morning burglary News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Investigation continuing into burglary at former ‘Grill nightclub’ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme An investigation is continuing into a burglary at the former ‘Grill nightclub’ in Letterkenny. The incident happened at some stage between 7am on Friday the 1st of January and Midnight on Sunday the 3rd of January.Entry was gained to the building through a basement door. An office was ransacked inside and fire extinguishers were set off causing damage within the building. Nothing was stolen from the premises.Anyone who has any information to offer in relation to this incident, or who may have observed any activity in or around the building over those few days that may be of interest are being asked to call Letterkenny Gardaí on 074-9167100 or call the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
iStock(DETROIT) — Detroit’s mayor is vowing to board up the city’s vacant homes in the wake of a potential serial killer who may be using the empty dwellings to target victims.After three victims were discovered, Detroit Police Chief James Craig warned this week that the suspect may be a serial killer and rapist who is singling out sex workers.“It’s possible another victim could be in one of the many vacant houses on the east side,” Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said at a news conference on Friday.Officers will be deployed — beginning Friday — to go into every open and abandoned house on the east side over the next few weeks to make sure there are no more victims, the mayor said. The houses will then be boarded up.The crimes date back to March 19, when a partially-clad woman was found dead in a vacant home on Detroit’s east side, the chief said. “She died from blunt force trauma,” he said.On May 24, another partially-clad dead woman was found at a vacant dwelling on the east side, according to Craig.The third crime was discovered Wednesday, when a sex worker going into a vacant dwelling on the east side found a dead woman and notified police.“It is certainly a strong possibility that one individual was responsible for all three,” Duggan said. “Rather than wait until the chief knew for sure, he felt it was important to warn this community about the possibility of someone killing women in this manner.”The causes of death for the final two victims have not been determined.One victim was 52 years old and one was 53 years old, according to Craig, noting that it appears the suspect may be targeting women in their 50s.Police have 2,000 vacant houses in the city to reach — 1,000 on the east side and 1,000 on the west side. The board-up teams will work six days a week, and Duggan said his goal is to have every east side vacant home boarded up by the end of July. He hopes the plan to be completed citywide by the end of September.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
From left: Joseph Chetrit, 404 Fifth Avenue and WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani (Photos via Wikipedia Commons; Google Maps)WeWork claims the Chetrit Group is threatening to illegally draw down on a multimillion-dollar letter of credit at its Midtown Manhattan location.In a complaint filed in NewYork State Supreme Court, the flexible-office provider claims that its lease at 404 Fifth Avenue requires the landlord to first provide WeWork with a notice of default. Even if those conditions were met, the state’s eviction moratorium precludes the default notice from being served, WeWork claims.And it wouldn’t be the first time: WeWork also alleges Chetrit wrongfully drew down a letter of credit for another lease at 428 Broadway, also known as “The Suspenders Building,” last month.Read moreWeWork Losses Continue But Firm Sees Glimmer of HopeWeWork On Track For Profitability By End of 2021WeWork Tells Members You Must Pay Rent WeWork signed a 13-year lease for the third through seventh floors of the office building at 404 Fifth Avenue in 2015. WeWork spent about $10.2 million to build out the space, the court filing states. In a separate allegation, the company claims Chetrit owes WeWork $697,000 for its contribution to the build-out that it never paid.Though Chetrit has not formally sought to draw down on the letter of credit, the suit claims the landlord threatened to do so in a telephone conversation on Dec. 16. According to the complaint, WeWork provided the landlord with a $2.4 million letter of credit on Aug. 14, issued by Goldman Sachs International Bank, in addition to a personal guarantee.WeWork also says in its complaint that Chetrit is “likely to resort to self-help” with regards the draw-down.WeWork declined to comment on the lawsuit. Lucas Ferrara of Newman Ferrara who is representing WeWork’s affiliate, 404 Fifth Tenant LLC, declined to comment.The Chetrit Group did not immediately return a request to comment.WeWork has experienced some hardships since the pandemic, as have many of its competitors. Demand for office space has tanked as workers have been slow to return and more companies are embracing working from home permanently. In August, SoftBank poured $1.1 billion into WeWork after membership plummeted. In the second quarter, the company’s membership reportedly fell 12 percent from the first quarter to 612,000.The office giant had become Manhattan’s biggest occupier of office space, but since the pandemic has said it may exit one in five leases as it looks to cut costs and achieve profitability.Contact Keith Larsen Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Email Address* Message* TagsChetrit GroupCommercial Real EstateIndustrial Real EstateManhattan Office MarketReal Estate LawsuitsWeWork
Publication of the Composite gazetteer of Antarctica by the SCAR Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information is a major milestone in the evolution of Antarctic toponymy. It has taken six years to produce, and contains 21,552 names representing 16,563 geographic features, sourced from 20 national Antarctic gazetteers and one international agency. The Gazetteer has been designed to avoid any value judgement regarding precedence or form of the various place-names. The contents of the two volumes are described, and the results of an analysis of the names data are presented. It is noted that 476 geographic features have two or more completely different names, whereas 3377 features have multiple names due to translation or transliteration. The limited progress towards development of toponymic guidelines for the Antarctic is described, along with plans for further development of the Gazetteer. An immediate benefit of the publication is that national Antarctic geographic names authorities will now be able to avoid approving new names for geographic features that are already named.
Dr. Friends,The Army Corps of Engineers renourishment project for beaches at the southern end of Ocean City could begin as early as Thursday. The exact schedule is dependent on weather, equipment and other factors, but the contractor reported this week that work in Strathmere is ahead of schedule and could be complete by the end of the weekend.The contractor took advantage of calm seas last week to lay a pipeline from a dredge in Corson’s Inlet to the beach between 58th Street and 59th Street. Work to rebuild beaches and dunes will begin at 59th Street. About 1,000 feet (two blocks) of beach at a time will be closed to public access as the work moves progressively northward toward 45th Street.The project is expected to be completed within 30 days, and when it is, Ocean City will have received 505,000 cubic yards of new sand across 1.5 miles of beach. Original estimates called for 455,000 cubic yards, but the volume was increased after new surveys accounted for recent storm damage.Pipe has been laid from a dredge anchored off Corson’s Inlet to the beach between 58th and 59th streets as the project prepares to get underway. (Photo courtesy city of Ocean City)Work to rebuild beaches at the northern end remains on schedule to start around May 1 with mobilization of equipment in April. I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding as this important work takes place. I also want to thank our partners in the Army Corps and the state Department of Environmental Protection. This program is essential in protecting property in Ocean City and across the entire coastline.I want to remind you that tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 7) letter carriers in Ocean City will be collecting food for families in need. I encourage everybody to help. All you have to do is leave a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox. Your carriers will pick up the donations as they cover their regular delivery routes. Read more about the program and what items are needed.I also hope to see you all at tonight’s Christmas Parade. The parade – with more than 70 entries – will start at 6 p.m. and travel Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 11th Street. Santa is expected to pay a visit and will ride in a horse-drawn carriage at the end of the parade lineup.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillian
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image via the Apple App Store.JAMESTOWN – Police scanner apps are surging in popularity after days of riots across the United States.5-0 Radio Police Scanner is one of the top downloaded apps for iPhones.It costs five dollars to download, making it the top paid app in Apple’s App Store on Tuesday.The police scanner apps give real-time information about incidents involving the deployment of police, fires, shootings, and looting. Some scanner apps also let protesters listen to live police radio feeds. The developer for 5-0 Radio Police Scanner says the app has had more than a half a million active users tune in since Sunday.