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Senate Passes Decent Work Bill

first_imgAt long last, the Senate yesterday passed the Decent Work Bill where wage for all workers in the formal sector, including concessions, industries businesses, companies, etc., do not go below US$5.50 per day or US$0.68 per hour.  Domestic and casual workers should be paid at US$3.50 per day or US$0.43 per hour.The Senate took the decision yesterday when 13 of them voted in favor, four against and one abstention to endorse and subsequently passed recommendations by the joint conference committee of the Houses of Representatives and Senate to set the minimum wage on the Decent Work Bill.The House of Representatives plenary still needs to concur with the Senate.Earlier deliberations during the emergence of the Bill had ended by the Senate setting the threshold for minimum wage at US$6.00 per hour, while the House of Representatives went up US$7.20 per hour.The purposes of the Decent Work Bill are, among other things, to promote the attainment of decent work in the country by establishing a regulatory environment, which facilitates continuing and further creation of quality employment; the ability of all to exercise their rights at work, a measure of social protection, and participation in institutions and processes of social dialogue.The Bill is to also ensure respect for, and the protection and fulfillment of fundamental rights at work in the country including fundamental rights that are protected by the Constitution of Liberia.The Decent Work Bill was presented to the Legislature in 2010 for passage, and after several lengthy debates and arguments for over five years, the Bill passed the Senate and House of Representatives plenaries, but chapter five of the Bill, which is the minimum wage portion, had not been reconciled by both plenaries, because of disagreements about the bench mark set for the minimum wage, which resulted into the constitution of several conference committees.On February 5, 2015, the Senate constituted a new conference committee chaired by Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, to work with the conference committee from the House of Representatives.In the area concerning working environment, the joint committee said the result from a study conducted indicated 74 percent of establishments do not pay their workers for extra hours worked, while 20 percent and six percent indicated paying extra hours worked at rates of times and a half, and double.“Considering this unfair labor practice, it is recommended that all establishments should be made to pay their workers for extra hours worked at all times.”The committee noted its study in the area of social benefits provided for minimum wage earners revealed that all of the establishments in the ten sectors covered are providing hospital benefits to their workers. “However, 75 percent, 74 percent and 72 percent of establishments covered do not provide insurance, education and housing benefits, respectively.”Considering what the committee described as the crucial nature of those benefits which play a significant role in the lives of workers in terms of easing pressure on their disposable income, “it is recommended that establishments be made to provide the above benefits for their minimum wage earners to improve their livelihood.”Another recommendation that was passed by the Senate plenary called for establishments to encourage their workers to use banking institutions as sources of credit and promote savings habit in them through sensitization.The committee said the recommendation became necessary after its study revealed that sources of credit available to minimum wage earners include management, workers, unions, banks and others. Among other things, the committee said the study shows that 92 percent of the establishments provide credit under management, while 8 percent do not; under workers union, 14 percent of the establishments provide credit facilities and 96 percent do not.With respect to banking institutions, the committee said their study shows 0.3 percent of workers receive credit facilities and 99.7 percent do not receive credit from banks.In the area of trade unions and wage rate negotiations, the Decent Work Bill Committee disclosed that results from trade union negotiations indicate that 51 percent of the negotiations have yielded no result, 37 percent successful, while 12 percent are pending. “This trend shows that there is some level of lack of effectiveness on the part of the unions in the representation of workers.” The passage of the Decent Work Bill comes in the wake of recent messages of threats by labor unions to storm the Capitol Building to demand a minimum wage for their workers.It may be recalled that the Decent Work Bill and Code of Conduct were two of the long neglected bills that stayed on the shelves of the Legislature for years. The Code of Conduct has since been passed by both Houses.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Peace Region figure skating fans to see one of Moir and Virtue’s final skates together at ‘Rock the Rink’

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the announcement of Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue’s retirement, Peace Region figure skating fans will get one of the last chances to see the pair together in Dawson Creek at ‘Rock The Rink’ on October 11.According to a release, the Encana Events Centre says they are honoured to play host to one of Moir and Virtue’s final skates together, adding that they extend sincere congratulations to the duo on their 22-year career.Opening the show will be featured special musical guest, Birds of Bellwoods.- Advertisement -‘Rock the Rink’ is taking place on October 11 at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek.Another stop within the Peace will include a show on October 13 in Grande Prairie.For more information and to purchase tickets, you can visit read more

Manchester City defender reveals he is leaving the Etihad this summer

first_img Gael Clichy will leave Manchester City when his contract expires in the summer 1 Gael Clichy has confirmed he will NOT be a Manchester CIty player next season.The France defender, who joined City in the summer of 2011, is out of contract at the end of the 2016/17 season and will not be signing a new deal with the Etihad Stadium club.When asked at a question and answer session if he would be playing with Joe Hart next season, the 31-year-old said: “It’s hard. I’m not sure whether or not Joe will be here next season, and I won’t be here next season.”Clichy will leave Pep Guardiola’s side as a double Premier League winner, having made 203 appearances since moving to Manchester from Arsenal.His departure follows that of long-serving right-back Pablo Zabaleta, whose deal was also due to expire this summer.Other players whose contracts are coming to an end include Yaya Toure, Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero. The club are yet to indicate whether new deals will be offered.There is also uncertainty over the future of some players out on loan including Hart, Samir Nasri, Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony.last_img read more


first_imgMORE THAN 400 people took part in the Caolan Melaugh 5k on Friday evening.The charity event is to raise money for the local lad who is battling a rare form of cancer.All the results from the event are below:  129315.10Gallagher, GerardSMFV AC256216.05CRAWFORD GAVINSM24/7 TRIATHLON CLUB361716.09COLLINS CIARANSMPROJECT AFRICA ATHLETICS455116.22MCFADDEN JAMESSMIND558316.37MCELHINNEY KIERANSMFV AC634816.45McElhill, JohnSMFV AC763417.02COX DAMIENM40OMAGH HARRIERS855717.11O’DONNELL SEAMUSM40CONVOY AC926117.15Callaghan, DerekSMFV AC1051617.38GALLAGHER SHANESMFV AC1126417.45Carlin, JonathonSMFV AC1263717.45ELLIOTT NIALLJMLIFFORD AC1372517.56WHORSKIEY JOHNSMRAMELTON1462917.58STEVENSON JAMESSMLIFFORD AC1551318.14DONAGHEY JAMESM40CONVOY AC1657918.24TAYLOR JOHNM50CONVOY AC1749718.33BROWNE DAMIENSMRED HUGHS1861018.38CONNOLLY PAULSMLIFFORD AC1954018.49MATTHEWSON CIARANSMIND2070018.49ROWAN DENIMSMRED HUGHS2129718.54Gallagher, MichaelM40FV AC2264418.58ODONNELL 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ElaineW40Donaghamore41334149.03McCafferty, BernadetteW50DonaghamoreNO FINISHERS413RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE CAOLAN MELAUGH 5K was last modified: July 26th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kBaby Caolan MelaughResultslast_img read more

Car loan or PCP? How should you fund your 2018 car purchase?

first_imgIf you are planning to buy a new set of wheels soon, here is a handy guide from the Letterkenny Credit Union advisors on two of the most common finance options: Consumers in Ireland are changing their cars more frequently than before and this trend is set to continue in 2018. The latest Carzone Motoring Report (2017) says that one in two people now change their car every five years, and 60% are planning on buying either a new or used car in 2018. With so many set on a new pair of wheels in the coming months, it’s likely that a lot will struggle to decide between a traditional car loan or a Personal Contract Plan (PCP) to help finance the purchase. For many, headline rates on PCP agreements can at first look more attractive, but these can easily distract from the range of additional charges and a good deal of inflexibility. Essentially PCPs are lease schemes. The buyer has in effect, hired the car for a particular period of time, usually 3-5 years, while they make payments. At the end of the agreement, they will have to make a balloon payment in order to own the car. In addition, they will need to be conscious of the mileage they are racking up, because the balloon payment, or guaranteed minimum future value (GMFV), of the car will have been calculated with their annual mileage in mind. In contrast, with a car loan, the consumer simply borrows the money to pay for a car, which they own immediately, and they can drive as much as they please. They can also sell the car on at any time they wish, should they need to, whereas they do not have this option with a PCP.Letterkenny Credit Union is reporting a recent increase in queries about car loans, which could be down to weaker sterling fuelling the increase in cheaper used car imports from the UK, along with media coverage of the inflexible nature of PCPs“There appears to be a renewed interest in the traditional car loan due to greater flexibility and more straightforward terms and conditions” Paul continued. “We would encourage anyone considering buying a new or used car in 2018 to pop in or call us at Letterkenny Credit Union before making any decisions. We are happy to see all our members, no matter how long it has been, and of course we are always happy to chat to anyone who has never been a credit union member.” Speaking in more detail about the differences between car loans and PCPs, Paul Hume, Chairperson Letterkenny Credit Union said: “If you arrange finance with your credit union before going shopping for a car, you are in a much stronger position. You are effectively going as a cash buyer to the car dealer, and may well be able to negotiate a better deal. At Lettekenny Credit Union we offer a car loan with an APR rate of 6.5%* and we also offer car insurance, through the credit union insurance website  Our loan is typically approved within 24 hours.”Letterkenny Credit Union has also put together a checklist for anyone considering a PCP agreement before they sign the dotted line:Be aware that to extend the term of a PCP you may be charged a rescheduling fee.Take note of the cap on the number of miles/kilometres you are allowed to clock up over the period of the contract.You may be requested to commit to certain car servicing agreements.Ensure you always enquire about additional fees and charges, you are entitled to a list of all additional charges so ask the garage for this before you sign any agreement.For more information on PCP’s and how they work check out further information, please contact Letterkenny Credit Union on 0749124166 or email* For a €25,000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 60 monthly repayments of €486.89, an interest Rate of 6.3%, a representative APR of 6.5%, the total amount payable by the member is €29213.37. Information correct as at 22/2/2018. Sponsored PostCar loan or PCP? How should you fund your 2018 car purchase? was last modified: May 22nd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:car loansFinanceLetterkenny Credit Unionpcplast_img read more

Kevin McHale blasts new Warriors, who make his guarantee look silly

first_imgIt’s a bit early to expect people to believe in this iteration of the Warriors, but it also might be wrong to outright dismiss them, as NBA TV analyst Kevin McHale realized Monday night.McHale was asked before Monday’s tip-off at Chase Center if the Blazers had to be wary of Golden State, which came into the game with no All-Stars suited up and just one win in six games.“Not against Golden State. They’re gonna beat the crap out of them,” said the former Celtics star and NBA coach on the …last_img

SA delegation confident ahead of COP17

first_img23 November 2011 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, the leader of South Africa’s delegation to COP 17, says “exam fever” is the best analogy to explain how the government is feeling just days ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Molewa was in Durban on Tuesday for a pre-COP 17 meeting and to address the media on the readiness of the South African delegation to the meeting. The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place at Durban’s International Convention Centre from 28 November to 9 December.Exam jitters The minister said the South African delegation had prepared itself exhaustively for the event but was experiencing a bit of “exam fever”. But working with colleagues from around the globe had definitely eased some of the jitters. She was extremely pleased with the rate at which South Africans had educated themselves about climate change. Molewa said the words “climate change” were now being used on a daily basis. She said a few days ago when she was in rural areas in the Eastern Cape, people were talking about the global issue. As the leader of the South African delegation to COP 17, Molewa was confident that the team had done its work and would continue to do so in the next few weeks.Three focus areas The delegation would focus on three preparatory areas, the first being the development, compilation, approval and lobbying of the South African negotiating position. The second area will be the coordination and implementation of greening and legacy projects that mitigate the impacts of climate change. The Public Climate Change Outreach and Mobalisation Programme – aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the issue – is the third area of focus. Molewa also touched on the gazetted National Climate Change Response Policy, which outlines the government’s vision for an effective climate change response and transition to a climate-resilient and low-carbon economy and society. “As part of our programme, we have proactively engaged with domestic stakeholders to develop South Africa’s position and policy, on the basis of which we engaged with the African continent and other negotiating colleagues such as the BASIC countries,” said Molewa.Carrying the aspirations of a continent The minister added that COP17 must provide opportunities for both South Africa and Africa to ensure climate change patterns did not threaten development. “For Africa, the success of the climate change talks is central, since it is projected that by 2080, about 70-million people and up to 30 percent of Africa’s coastal infrastructure could face the risk of coastal flooding because of sea level rise. “South Africa, carrying the aspirations of Africa and the developing world, hopes to succeed in keeping the Kyoto Protocol as part of a future climate regime, as we negotiate an outcome of the negotiations under the Convention.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

2016 1-75/I-71 Crop Tour follow up

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To follow up on our I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour, we got some of the actual yields from the fields we sampled in August. Below you can see how well (or how poorly) we did with our yield estimates.County, Actual yield, Crop Tour estimate in AugustAllen, 160, 136Auglaize 150, 150Darke, 205, 152Fairfield, 206, 169Hardin, 158, 150Hancock, 180, 140Henry, 185, 146Miami, 196, 151Morrow, 161, 142Preble, 218, 180Putnam, 150, 100Richland, 175, 164Ross, 168, 157Wood, 152, 152Warren, 165, 193Williams, 203, 195Here is our August report from the 2016 I-75/I-71 Crop Tour“The 2016 growing season started wet and cool then turned hot and dry in many areas — a classic worst-case scenario for corn and soybeans. There were certainly some examples that showed up in fields on the 2016 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour displaying evidence of those challenging conditions. But, at the same time, we saw many more examples of how solid farm management practices made the most of some challenging weather situations and others capitalized on timely rains. The Tour was sponsored by AgroLiquid.“In the West, the I-75 group had an average corn yield over both days of the Ohio Crop Tour of 148 bushels. Rather than break it down by days, the group felt it would be more appropriate to break the yields up geographically with corn yields north of I-70 in some of the tougher growing conditions averaging 134 bushels per acre and yields south of I-70 (where there was generally more rain in July) averaging 180 bushels.“The Eastern leg of the Ohio Crop Tour also averaged 148 bushels over the two days. Day 1 in the East averaged 160 bushels and Day 2 averaged 151 bushels, an opposite yield trend of the West.“In total, corn and soybean fields were sampled in 44 Ohio counties. The formula used in estimating corn yields is accurate plus or minus 30 bushels for the areas of the fields sampled.“The Ohio average corn yield from the tour is 148 bushels. Soybeans were generally poor to average in the north and generally improved in southern Ohio, but with the recent rains Ohio’s soybeans have significant upside potential.”In the Jan. 12, 2017 USDA report the final yield numbers were released. Ohio corn averaged 159 bushels, considerably above our 148-bushel estimate. Ohio soybeans averaged 54.5 bushels. After a tough, dry stretch, late rains really benefitted both corn and soybean yields around the state.last_img read more

Goodbye with a goal? Schrock hints at Azkals retirement

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Promising stint ends SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Eriksson’s ‘Azkals’ put Philippines on Asian Cup map PLAY LIST 01:30Eriksson’s ‘Azkals’ put Philippines on Asian Cup map00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting But the dynamic midfielder later hinted at retirement from the national team after the Azkals bowed out in the most prestigious competition in the continent.“I feel like that was my final game for the Azkals,” Schrock told the Inquirer on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I had it in my mind to retire from (the national team) after this tournament because I’m 32 and I feel the body gets more aged with every major tournament. We have another long season ahead with Ceres-Negros. We will hardly get a break. I have a family as well and I wanted to see them more often than in the past three months.”When Schrock floated in a free kick inside the area late in the second half, he was hoping that a teammate will redirect it on target. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Philippines midfielder Stephan Schrock makes it a memorable night for the Azkals. —AFPDUBAI—If it was his final match wearing the Philippines kit, then Stephan Schrock made sure it was a memorable one—even though it ended in defeat in the AFC Asian Cup here.The 32-year-old Schrock made history by scoring the country’s first ever goal in the competition in the second half of a 3-1 defeat to Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday night at Rashid Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Instead, Kyrgyzstan goalkeeper Kuzman Kadyrbekov, worried that Azkals striker Javier Patino might be able to make contact on the delivery, misjudged the flight of the ball, allowing Schrock’s free kick to bounce inside the six-yard box and into the roof of the net.There was hardly any celebration from the Azkals, who were already trailing, 3-nil, before Schrock’s strike, although the goal was greeted by a loud roar from the Filipino gallery.“Today, I realized more how historic that goal was actually because yesterday I was only thinking about getting two more (goals),” said Schrock, who came out of international retirement a few months ago.“If I could change it, I would rather win and have someone else score for the Philippines.”ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View commentslast_img read more

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