first_img– Advertisement – Mr. Biden also said that he wanted to see a mask mandate in the United States, reiterating his request for state and local officials to require citizens to wear face coverings as cases surge during the cold winter months. Aiming fire at the Trump administration, he criticized the president and his advisers for attacking leaders of states like Michigan who have imposed new restrictions on businesses to contain rising case numbers.“What the hell’s the matter with these guys?” Mr. Biden said. “It’s totally irresponsible.”Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaking before Mr. Biden, said they were focused on “opening this economy responsibly and rebuilding it so it works for working people.”- Advertisement – “More people may die, if we don’t coordinate,” he said. – Advertisement – His speech came at a perilous moment for the recovery.Credit card data and other indicators suggest that consumers began to pull back spending this month as infection, hospitalization and death rates from the virus surge nationwide. States have begun to impose new restrictions on economic activity in an effort to tamp down the spread.But stock markets were rising again on Monday, encouraged by news that Moderna’s vaccine for the virus appears to be highly effective. Still, widespread distribution of a vaccine that would allow Americans to resume anything close to normal levels of travel, dining out and other types of spending on services that have been crushed by the pandemic is likely months away. Economists continue to call for a new and immediate round of aid from Congress to help people and businesses weather the difficult time before the rebound is complete. Earlier on Monday, Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris spoke with business and union leaders to discuss the recovery, including Mary Barra, the chief executive of General Motors; Sonia Syngal, the chief executive of Gap; Satya Nadella, the head of Microsoft; Richard Trumka of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and Rory Gamble, president of the United Auto Workers. “They represent very different perspectives, but I’m convinced we can all come together around the same table to advance areas of common ground,” Mr. Biden said. He underscored the importance of unity between business leaders and unions and said that unions would have more power under his watch.Mr. Biden said he supported a robust stimulus package such as the $3 trillion bill that House Democrats passed earlier this year, and he insisted that funding for states and cities needs to be included in such legislation. The president-elect said that sick leave and money for child care were also priorities, arguing that people should not have to choose between working and caring for others. “For millions of Americans who’ve lost hours and wages or have lost jobs, we can deliver immediate relief and it need be done quickly,” Mr. Biden said. “Congress should come together and pass a Covid relief package” along the lines of the $3 trillion bill that House Democrats passed earlier this year.Mr. Biden said that combating the virus remained the most urgent matter, however, and called on President Trump to begin the transition process quickly. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. warned that a “very dark winter” was ahead and called on Congress to pass an economic stimulus package immediately to help workers struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. In his first economic address since winning the election this month, Mr. Biden said he supported a national mask mandate to help curb the rise of the virus and that Congress should provide trillions of dollars in fiscal support to workers, businesses and state and local governments.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Kathy Manderino, Secretary of Labor & Industry Jobs That Pay,  Minimum Wage,  The Blog Too often in Harrisburg, we lose sight of the real impact on people by our actions – or inaction, for that matter.For years, advocates, business owners, and elected officials have called for lawmakers to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for low-income workers.The goal here is to raise all boats:Lifting people out of poverty allows them to rely less on government assistance.Empowering employees with better wages increases productivity and decreases turnover.Increasing purchasing power for low-wage workers means more customers for small and local businesses.Too often, the workers get forgotten, and so does the true struggle and pain of trying to lift oneself out of poverty working one, two, or three low-wage jobs.Pennsylvanians who work full time at the minimum wage earn $15,080 annually, leaving them below the poverty level for a family of four and unable to afford basic necessities.A full-time, year-round worker earning the current minimum wage earns less than the federal poverty threshold for a family of two.For a single mother with two children who works 40 hours per week, an increase in the minimum wage would lift her family above the poverty line for a household of three.We cannot forget these people, and luckily for them, Governor Wolf understands their struggle to provide for their families. That’s why he’s fighting for better wages for all workers.It is time for us to do the right thing for all working Pennsylvanians and raise the minimum wage.Too many fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers are working multiple jobs at low wages and still unable to provide enough for their families to get by. We cannot fail them any longer.Let’s raise all boats – too many have been struggling just to stay afloat for far too long. March 09, 2016center_img BLOG: Let’s Raise All Boats For Workers Read more posts about raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

first_imgThe report revealed COVID-19 has impacted the momentum that was in the market and caused a slowing of sales rates as overseas and interstate investors are hampered by border restrictions.“While there is still uncertainty and caution in the market, Queensland’s response and results during COVID-19 will bode well when borders open and interstate and overseas buyers can move freely,” said Urbis director Lynda Campbell.“As people reset and reassess their living and employment options, the Gold Coast is well placed to see an influx of investors and new residents looking for a lifestyle change. “The ability to work from home, or from any location with reliable internet, has been proven and is a previous barrier to interstate and overseas migration that has been removed.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSpring selling predictions for 202002:37DESPITE recording a decline in sales, the Gold Coast new apartment market is showing resilience with a higher sale rate than 12 months ago.The Urbis Gold Coast Apartment Essentials Insights revealed a decline in sales during the second quarter of 2020 – down from 265 during quarter one to 156.While this is a lower result than the previous three quarters, the market recorded a higher sales rate than 12 months ago when 153 sales were recorded during quarter two of 2019. An aerial view of the Surfers Paradise skyline. MORE NEWS: The designer home and acreage complete with its own motocross track More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa6 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoCannes at Surfers Paradise, a project by Marquee Development Partners.The weighted average sale price increased $51,813 to $861,624 while supply levels have fallen to their lowest level in six years. At the end of June 2020, there were 813 new apartments available for sale – the lowest level since quarter two of 2014 when there were 721 remaining on the market.The majority of new apartment stock for sale is in the GC Central Precinct.No new projects were launched during the quarter but there are 14 projects pending launch over the next six to nine months containing 723 apartments. Gold Coast real estate: Custodian CEO John Fitzgerald urges Australians to buy more property nowlast_img read more

first_imgDaily Telegraph 12 October 2014The 297-page report, to be released today, calls for a “back to basics’’ focus in English using phonics, or sounding out words to help children learn to read.But in the most controversial recommendations, it warns the history of Western civilisation is underplayed and calls for a greater emphasis on traditional literature and poetry.“Australia’s development as a nation is often presented in a negative light, ignoring the positives. The opposite is the case when dealing with indigenous history and culture,’’ the report states.“It would be better if priorities like Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures are taught as essential content related to particular units of work rather than scattered across the history curriculum and various subjects. History should be revised in order to properly recognise the impact and significance of Australia’s Judaeo-Christian heritage.’’Amid concerns the report will reignite a new culture war in Australian schools, Prime Minister Tony Abbot insisted that the report was “not about ideology.’’ read more

first_imgNewsHub 28 May 2018Leader of the National Party Simon Bridges believes there’s no case for change when it comes to abortion law in New Zealand.Mr Bridges told RNZ New Zealand’s abortion law is working well.“I think what it is is a situation where we want abortions to be rare, safe and legal. I’d put the emphasis, personally, on rare.“I don’t see the case for change.”Mr Bridges’ use of the phrase “rare, safe and legal” is an echo of a Republican Party line.Bill Clinton used the phrase “safe, legal and rare” to describe his policy on abortion in 1996. It was used again by Hillary Clinton on the 2008 campaign trail. She added -“by rare, I mean rare.”The discussion of abortion law reform comes as Ireland made history this week, legalising abortion in a landslide referendum.Pro-choice advocates in New Zealand say Ireland’s abortion law will now leapfrog New Zealand’s. Here, abortion is in the Crimes Act and most are granted on the grounds continuing the pregnancy would pose a risk to the physical or mental health of the mother.READ MORE:‘I’d be loath to’ – National’s Simon Bridges says abortion should stay in the Crimes ActTVNZ One News 28 May 2018National Party Leader Simon Bridges has clarified his stance on taking abortion out of the Crimes Act in New Zealand, saying he “would be loath to”.The conversation was sparked after Ireland last week voted in a referendum to allow their parliament to legislate on the legality of abortion – a subject which has been controversial in the largely-catholic country for decades, sparking six referendums.In New Zealand, abortion is legal only if the pregnant woman faces a risk to her life, physical or mental health – meaning many women receive abortions under false pretences. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has promised to reform current abortion law in New Zealand within this parliamentary term, saying “people should be able to exercise their own rights and I as a parliamentarian shouldn’t stand in the way of that”. She has also insisted there’ll be no changes to the time-frame in which women can have an abortion – which is up to 19 weeks.center_img Mr Bridges, who is religious, this morning told TVNZ 1’s Breakfast programme he would “be loath to” remove abortion from New Zealand’s Crimes Act, saying the law as it stands today is working.READ MORE:‘The regime we have for abortion is working well’ – BridgesRadio NZ News 28 May 2018The abortion system in New Zealand working well and there isn’t a case for change, says National Party leader Simon Bridges.Mr Bridges told Morning Report he made his position clear but it would be a conscience vote for MPs.“Abortion should be rare, safe and legal, I think we do see that in New Zealand.”Personally, he said, he puts the emphasis on ‘rare’.Over the weekend, Ireland overwhelmingly voted in favour of overturning its ban on abortions.In New Zealand, abortions have to be approved by two certifying consultants and only on certain prescribed grounds.“If you look at Ireland, they had a situation where it was probably the most restrictive regime in the western world, that’s not where we’re at.”He thinks the overall system is working well.“I don’t see the case for change.”READ MORE: read more

first_imgThe coronavirus has hit some demographics in society harder than others, and the league and union are looking at how they can use their platform to address it.“So I think it is a multi-layer effort,” Sills said. “And again, we’re going to know so much more. It’s such a short period of time about how this disease manifests itself, can spread, and to be hopefully mitigated in populations.”___More AP NFL: and Associated Press NFL medical boss not surprised by positive cases, opt outs. NFL spokesman Brain McIntyre noted that the league is talking to the union and with the league’s competition committee about what to do if a football game is postponed.Sills said league and doctors sharing information has been one of the silver linings of the pandemic, adding the league has to be incredibly vigilant, identify those with the virus as quickly as possible and then be ready to take action. The league is closely examining recent positive tests because some of them don’t represent new infections. There are actually people who’ve been previously infected, he said, and there is a concept of persistent positive tests. That means someone who’s been previously infected weeks or months ago can still test positive.The seemingly high number of NFL opt outs — about three dozen — are not surprising because each player has to evaluate his own personal and family risk factors. He said it is no different from what doctors see in clinical medicine every day. Sills said the virus has hit people involved in all phases of football: owners, players, coaches, office staff and medical personnel. Minnesota Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman, who has assisted the NFL in establishing protocols, tested positive.“This is a virus to cut all elements of our society,” Sills said. “So I don’t think it should come as a surprise that we’ve had positive tests in all of those groups.” Players currently have to pass COVID-19 testing before they are allowed into training camp. Sills said the screening is continuing and going well.“We all have a common enemy here with this virus,” Sills said. “I think specifically you look at the situation and recognize that this is going to be hard. The NFL in 2020 is not going to look the way it has in the past. This virus presents a major challenge to every aspect of American life, and football is no exception.”Sills said the league and the NFL Players Association approved all 32 infectious disease emergency response plans teams had to submit to show how they would adapt to NFL/NFLPA-mandated protocols for dealing with the coronavirus. He added that the league and union have approved protocols for stadiums. The teams must now create a plan to meet those protocols.The NFL has shared information with officials from baseball, basketball and hockey about their restarts, and it has reached out worldwide to discuss the issues with the Premier League in England, the Bundesliga in Germany, and Australian Rules Football. It’s an effort to see what has gone well and what needs tweaking.The NFL is looking at the recent spike in cases among Miami Marlins players, which forced some baseball games to be postponed. July 30, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe NFL’s chief medical officer says it’s not surprising there have been positive tests for COVID-19 among players reporting to training camp.Dr. Allen Sills notes that the disease is cutting across football just as it has through societies around the world.Speaking on a conference call on Thursday, Sills said the league wanted to examine the results of recent COVID-19 tests before releasing the number of positives. last_img read more

first_img“I believe that the Falconets have been well motivated for Monday’s game against China and I’ve been assured by the players that they will play out their hearts to get a quarter final ticket.“The U-20 Women’s team have been in the final in 2010 and 2014 and I know that you all will work hard to repeat that success in 2018.“Like I earlier promised, all your entitlements will be offset soon but you will get a personal token of $10,000 from me if you beat China on Monday,” stressed the minister.Dalung identified women’s football as one area of strength of Nigeria“As a country we have identified our areas of strength and comparative advantage of which women’s football is one of them and we will need to invest more in it.“On behalf of the His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari and the good people of Nigeria, I wish you a successful outing against China on Monday,” Dalung concluded in the statement issued by his media assistant yesterday.Nigeria is currently second in Group D with three points behind leaders Germany who have six. China is third on same three points as Nigeria but with inferior goal deficit. Haiti has already crashed out with no points.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has pledged to give the Falconets a personal bonus of $10,000 if they beat China this afternoon and pick the second ticket of Group D into the quarter finals of the ongoing 2018 FIFA Women’s World Cup in FranceThe Falconets only need a draw against the Asians to advance to the next round.The players also received their first winning match bonus of $2,000 each for beating Haiti as promised by the minister as well as up to date daily camp allowances.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm Contact Matt: Commentscenter_img UPDATED: Sept. 6, 2o18 at 2:57 p.m.Defensive back Antwan Cordy has been granted a second medical hardship waiver by the NCAA, per SU Athletics.The fifth-year senior has been granted medical hardship waivers for the past two seasons, in which he played just three games due to a week two fractured forearm in 2016 and a week one broken ankle in 2017.Syracuse (1-0) head coach Dino Babers spoke to the media during the fall training camp about how the public hadn’t seen what Cordy could do because he had been hurt the previous two seasons. Now, barring another injury, Cordy will have both seasons back in full. Cordy made one tackle in Friday’s 55-42 win over Western Michigan (0-1). SU’s next contest is Saturday at home against Wagner (1-0).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, Antwan Cordy’s eligibility status for a sixth season was misstated. Cordy was granted a second medical hardship waiver by the NCAA but would need to apply separately for a sixth season. The Daily Orange regrets this error. last_img read more

first_img Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon The Malta Labour Party has sanctioned wholesale upgrades to its economic rescue package to support vital industries disrupted by the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis.Yesterday, Prime Minister Robert Abela unveiled a raft of new economic measures to protect Malta’s business community and workforce.Malta’s Treasury has pledged to commit €61 million per month to support the employer payroll for its ‘hardest-hit sectors‘. The figure equates to a €800 per month direct employee subsidy.Supporting the government’s new rescue package, Malta businesses have agreed to pay a minimum of €400 per month payment for each employee, guaranteeing Malta’s workforce a wage of €1,200 during the crisis.Abela underlined that the Labour Party had sanctioned the drastic measures in order to secure private-sector jobs, and sought to protect some 66,000 registered workers employed in hospitality, retail, leisure and travel.Further support measures see the government commit to a €17 million per month fund, helping business sectors that have been impacted by ‘reduced consumption’ during the crisis period.The second fund will support payroll subsidies for private businesses operating in manufacturing, finance and IT-related sectors.The new economic package has been supported by Malta’s trade unions and industry bodies, which had previously criticised the Labour Party for focusing its Covid-19 business support on tax deferments over workforce subsidies and cost cancellations.Malta’s government will maintain its €1.6 billion ‘liquidity fund’ which will absorb a reported €700 million in tax deferrals and €900 million in business-loan guarantees.last_img read more