Graceway IGA Responds to Protests

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nutrition in Demand benefits from coins at IGA Supermarket Related Items:Graceway IGA, ken burns, protest Recommended for you Four finalists named to WIN THAT CAR at Smart Grocery store TODAY West end residents protest Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Oct 2014 – Graceway IGA responding to the protest: by acknowledging the protest and saying it is not unusual to have grievances with former employees. Manager Ken Burns said and I quote: We take pride in our staff and make every effort to maintain the quality of our workforce which we do through careful recruitment and training. We also have an excellent record of retention and effective internal processes to deal with HR issues.” IGA concludes with a commitment to meet any labour authorities on the matter.last_img read more

City announces the annual closure of Childrens Pool Beach in La Jolla

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 14, 2018 City announces the annual closure of Children’s Pool Beach in La Jolla December 14, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter LA JOLLA (CNS) – The city of San Diego will close Children’s Pool beach Saturday in preparation of harbor seal pupping season, city officials announced today. The city began closing the beach in 2014, spurred by environmental activists concerned that beachgoers were disturbing the young pinnipeds.The city has been tied up in litigation for most of the time since then, dealing with suits from a group called Friends of the Children’s Pool and other beach access advocates who claimed the closures violated the state Coastal Act and the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.In June of this year, a state appeals court ruled in favor of the city, allowing the closures to continue.At the time, beach access advocates threatened to take the complaint to the state Supreme Court, but the matter hasn’t moved that far yet.The city opened the beach in 1932 as a refuge for inexperienced swimmers due to a seawall that keeps out oncoming ocean waves. Harbor seals began convening on the beach in the 1990s and have since used the relatively calm beach area to birth and raise seal pups.California Coastal Commission officials have also suggested that the water is unsafe due to the seals and their excrement, offering another reason for residents to stay away from the beach for the next several months.The beach will be closed through May 15, 2019 to accommodate the seals and their pups. City park rangers and lifeguards will monitor the beach throughout the rest of winter and the duration of spring to keep both members of the public and local wildlife safe. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Wisconsin Leaders Underscore Need to Diversify States Economy

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR To cope with the uncertain trajectory of defense spending, the state of Wisconsin needs to consider ways to diversify its economy, according to a commentary in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.The city of Oshkosh already is attempting to reduce its reliance on defense contracts following the loss of thousands of jobs at Oshkosh Defense as DOD has slashed its procurement of tactical military vehicles. One avenue local planners are pursuing with the support of $1.8 million in grants from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) is helping the suppliers of Oshkosh Defense enter other industries.The city of Marinette similarly should prepare for the possibility that work building the Navy’s littoral combat ship at Marinette Marine Corp. declines, write David Newby, president emeritus of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, and state Rep. Melissa Sargent (D).“Developing alternatives would serve as a useful ‘Plan B’ to deal with any reductions in the number of LCS ships slated to be built in Wisconsin,” they stated.Other states dependent on military contracts are moving ahead with initiatives to lessen their reliance on DOD. Two years ago Connecticut lawmakers passed legislation creating a Commission on Connecticut’s Future to seek ways to diversify the state’s economy with sustainable jobs that can cushion Pentagon spending uncertainties, according to the commentary. Michigan recently received a grant from OEA to develop alternative plans for 10 companies statewide.Several groups in Wisconsin already are looking at how best to reduce the state’s dependence on defense dollars. Sustainable Solutions: Wisconsin Defense Transition Coalition has urged the state to craft a plan to save good paying jobs and create new ones while transitioning to a new sustainable economy. One of the group’s proposals calls for Oshkosh Corp. to shift production of civilian-related products now destined for a plant in Mexico to Wisconsin.“It’s time for a new approach that will put Wisconsin’s economy on a sound footing for the future and protect it against the uncertainties of the military budget,” the commentary concludes.last_img read more

Womens Roller Derby Returns To Wilmington On June 23

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Boston Roller Derby, a Boston-based, female-only roller derby league, returns to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) on Saturday, June 23, 2018.Doors open at 4pm.  Live music at 4:30pm. The action begins at 5pm with the Third Place Game — The Harbor Horrors vs. The Nutcrackers.  More live music at 6:30pm. The Championship Game — The Wicked Pissahs vs. The Cosmonaughties — takes place at 7pm. An After Party starts at 9pm in the Fez Room. Tickets include admission to the game, plus entry into the after party.Tickets are $12 (advance) and $16 (at the door) for adults; $6 (advance) and $8 (at the door) for kids (6-17); and kids under 6 are free. There is a small fee for online purchases. Discounted tickets are available for large groups, as is a VIP Package.  Purchase your tickets HERE. Join the Facebook event HERE.  Learn more about the league HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On June 15In “Sports”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On May 18In “Sports”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On August 3In “Sports”last_img read more

Watch Old lady imitates Jasprit Bumrahs action in her house

first_imgBumrah has been India’s best bowler over the last couple of yearsRobert Cianflone/Getty ImagesIf Virat Kohli is India’s biggest batting star, Jasprit Bumrah is his counterpart in the bowling department. The 25-year old cricketer has been achieving success after success at the international level and has performed brilliantly across all the formats of the game.As an ODI and T20 bowler, Bumrah was already leading the Indian pace attack by mid-2017 but after he made his Test debut in 2018, the Gujarati boy has become India’s most dependable bowler in that format also. Needless to say, he has earned a legion of fans.What makes Bumrah a most unique cricketer is the fact that he has gained these heights of success in cricket despite having one of the most awkward actions for a fast bowler. Traditionally, the pacers have been expected to have as smooth an action as possible and deliver the ball using their entire body in a rhythmic sequence of movements.Just like the rest of us, the mothership was so impressed with Bumrah’s performance in the world cup, that she decided to mimic his run-up. ???— Shanta Sakkubai (@himsini) July 13, 2019But the bowler from Ahmedabad has a short, stuttering run-up where he gains momentum only in the last few strides and doesn’t seem to use his non-bowling arm much. India captain Virat Kohli also decided to try his hand at this action during a practice session of the Indian team. The skipper also imitated the right-arm pacer’s style of celebrating a wicket.But now, another fan of Bumrah has tried to copy his unique action. But this fan is special. She is not a young, aspiring cricketer but an old lady. Mumbai Indians retweeted a video posted by a Twitter account named Shantha Sakkubhai, apparently belonging to a lady in Chennai. An old women can be seen holding what looks like a mini football in her hands and mimicking the action of Bumrah inside her house. Judging by the caption, the lady might be the mother of the person whose account it is.While the senior lady doesn’t do the imitation fully but still, one has to admire her enthusiasm and passion. Bumrah has many fans but few would be as special as this one.last_img read more

US strike killed 4 in Syria base

first_imgA US strike on a Syrian airbase ordered in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack killed four soldiers on Friday and virtually destroyed its facilities, a monitoring group said.”An air commodore was among the four soldiers killed,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.”The airbase was almost completely destroyed — the runway, the fuel tanks and the air defences were all blown to pieces,” the Britain-based monitoring group said.”There were Sukhoi-22, Sukhoi-24 and MiG-23″ fighter aircraft on the ground, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.The officers’ quarters at Shayrat, the government’s second most important airbase, were also damaged, he added.Only Latakia airbase in the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime on the Mediterranean coast, where his ally Russia also maintains extensive facilities, is more extensive.Washington said that Russian military officials in Syria were informed of the strike beforehand in order to avoid casualties that could prompt a broader crisis.last_img read more

Ceasefire Continues With Baltimore Parade

first_imgBy Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFROThe elders got things started Saturday afternoon on Park Heights Avenue as a diverse rainbow of community members and supporters prepared to march in celebration of Baltimore Ceasefire 365’s first year anniversary.“I like that this march started with our elder men leading the charge,” Williams, Ceasefire supporter said of her favorite part of the day. It is a challenge Baltimoreans have increasingly embraced over the course of a year of quarterly Ceasefire weekends.Volunteers and participants in Baltimore Ceasefire 365 parade (Photo by Deborah Bailey)Baltimore’S Ceasefire is a call for a cessation in violent deaths over a 3-day weekend period. This, the fifth Ceasefire took place August 3-5.“People who say ‘where are our men don’t see them because they don’t come into the community to see them’” Williams added as a strong contingent of men of all ages joined the parade route.Elders, men and women, artists and griots, marching bands, parents and children representing more than 30 organizations, marched down Park Heights Ave., determined to own the day and rebrand the city.  Youth from the local Epic Premier Marching Unit added a soulful step and swagger to the mission of transforming Baltimore’s streets one block at a time as supporters of Baltimore Ceasefire 365 once again put out the call started August 2017.  This weekend, Ceasefire organizers are issuing the call with more supporters and a sense of dynamism.“Events like this bring a lot of positive energy to the neighborhood. As the momentum continues to grow, it’s going to become increasingly difficult for someone to commit a violent crime during a Ceasefire weekend,” said Kevin “Ogun” Beasley, co-visionary of Baltimore Ceasefire 365.“We came from all over the state today; from Frederick, Harford County, Prince Georges County,” said Jennifer Singleton, a volunteer with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.“The majority of homicides that happen in Maryland happen in Baltimore and that’s got to become all of our problem,” Singleton said.“I’m just trying to spread some love and stop the violence,” said Janaah Lucas, from the local group the Love Gang. “I’m marching in memory of my niece.”Lucas recently lost her niece to gun violence and saw Baltimore Ceasefire as one way to change a violent culture that Lucas says does not reflect the resilience and creativity of Baltimoreans.“Events like this remind us of who we are… Look at all the love out here,” Lucas said.“Just the love and the smiles and people jumping in and blowing horns… This is what the spirit of Baltimore really is,” said Erricka Bridgeford co-visionary of Baltimore Ceasefire 365.“I’m just so glad Baltimore showed up to love itself,” Bridgeford said.last_img read more

Local lawmakers announce road projects to benefit Kent County

first_img Categories: VerHeulen News 02Jul Local lawmakers announce road projects to benefit Kent County State Reps. Peter MacGregor, Ken Yonker, Rob VerHeulen, Lisa Posthumus Lyons and Tom Hooker today announced road projects that will help fix some of the crumbling roads and bridges throughout Kent County, adding a long-term plan is still being worked out.“All of the projects being announced today are much-needed and will greatly benefit our area, but that does not lessen the necessity of a long-term road-funding solution,” said MacGregor, R-Cannon Township. “Michigan’s roads and bridges are in bad shape, and, despite the House’s passage of a plan earlier this year, we are still working to deliver a comprehensive plan to fix our current transportation woes once and for all. House Republicans have put additional money into roads the past several years, but the fact remains that every Michigan resident deserves safe, sustainable roads – both now and well into the future.”The money was previously set aside by the Michigan Legislature, which allocated a total of $230 million in the fiscal year 2014 budget for road improvements across the state. One half of the existing state funds were available for appropriation late last year, and the other half is now being appropriated.“This funding will go toward repairing roadways across the state that residents and visitors alike travel while enjoying the summer getaways throughout Michigan,” said VerHeulen, R-Walker, who chairs the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. “But these projects are just the beginning, and they will serve as a great springboard toward finding a sustainable solution to our roadway issues.”More than 10 Kent County road projects totaling $4.1 million are being announced in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Transportation, including:A resurfacing and widening of M-11 from M-45 north to Remembrance Road, totaling $2.3 million;A $530,000 project to resurface M-21 between Lovell Street and Hillcrest Drive; andA $78,000 cap and seal improvement to Commerce and Sycamore Streets in the city of Wayland.“These projects are a great first step and are part of a much needed long-term fix for our ailing roads and infrastructure,” said Lyons, R-Alto. “A long-term solution still needs to be identified, and I’m confident that discussions and actions taken thus far in the House are heading in the right direction. In the meantime we cannot neglect our most dire roads, so this additional funding will be helpful.”Other improvement projects totaling $1.2 million will be taking place on Fruit Ridge Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Alden Nash Avenue, Myers Lake Avenue and 13 Mile Road as well.“We look forward to the much needed improvements these road projects will offer the state, ensuring that our road conditions do not deteriorate further,” said Yonker, R-Caledonia. “They are a solid start toward turning the poor road conditions around as we work to find a way to sustain better road maintenance in the future.”The funding is in addition to $285 million the Legislature approved for roads and bridges in June, which is part of the fiscal year 2015 budget. Since FY 2012, the state has allocated nearly $870 million to improve roads and bridges – a stark contrast to the zero general fund dollars spent on roads between 2003 and 2011.###last_img read more

Ericsson has joined 20th Century Foxs Innovation

first_imgEricsson has joined 20th Century Fox’s Innovation Lab – an initiative that aims to raise the bar for next generation content and devices.Ericsson joins as a preferred global partner for the Innovation Lab, which brings together 20th Century Fox and technology companies to work towards “enhancing the viewing experience of content on all the consumer’s devices” – including looking at the potential of the connected car and home.“Ericsson is one of the most progressive and largest mobile companies in the world, making them the perfect partner to realise the possibilities of the Fox Innovation Lab. We are constantly investigating and advancing strategies that leverage new technologies to take the movie experience beyond one screen, and Ericsson’s involvement will further our ability to deliver on this vision,” said Danny Kaye, executive vice president, global research and tech strategy, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and managing director, Fox Innovation Lab.Per Borgklint, senior vice president and head of business unit support solutions at Ericsson said: “Our end goal at Ericsson is to delight the TV consumer every day. 20th Century Fox shares our commitment to making this happen, placing the consumer at the heart of the ecosystem and ensuring that their expectations are met and exceeded.”last_img read more