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October 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

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October 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Rabbi Josh Franklin will lead a Shabbat service at Main Beach on Friday, which people can attend by staying in their cars. The Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Woods Lane was packed on the evening of Thursday, November 1, with people of every faith, age, color, and political affiliation, brought together by the horrendous killing of 11 people in Pittsburgh, PA at The Tree of Life synagogue. Other clerics from other local congregations, including Sag Harbor’s Temple Adas Israel, also led the service.“They are not numbers or means for political fodder,” Rabbi Joshua Franklin told the crowds. “They were human beings whose lives were extinguished solely for the fact that they were Jews.” Sharelast_img read more

October 7, 2020 | |Post a Comment

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September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Follow John on Twitter Forget all the corporate blather about ‘partial deregulation’ – today the Solicitors Regulation Authority board chose to dump the minimum salary for trainee solicitors. It was a gutless, thoughtless and morally reprehensible decision, taken on flimsy grounds and with little or no debate. In passing on its responsibility, the regulator will instead rely on the national minimum wage of £6.08 an hour. With tips thrown in, you’d be better off working at McDonald’s flipping burgers. The SRA has made this decision because it does not believe it is the job of a regulator to impose levels of pay. If other professions (and their trainees) can manage without it, why not the law? What an utterly spurious argument. The legal profession should be proud of being the only one to set artificial pay scales in a bid to ensure all talent can enter, no matter their circumstances. You only need to look at the new entrants to the journalism world to see what a deregulated profession means – the wealthy can afford to ‘take a hit’ on wages whilst they train, while the rest are forced to look elsewhere. This was a policy which gave women, ethnic minorities and poor students (all threatened by the scrapping of the minimum salary, according to the SRA itself) a level playing field. Now the odds are stacked against them. The SRA board had five options to choose from for the future of the minimum salary, from total deregulation to retaining the status quo. Not a single member spoke out decisively in favour of the minimum salary, each hiding behind the excuse of ‘it’s not our role’. Some were woefully out of touch. One board member called it ‘fanciful’ that a student might give up on a career in the law for the sake of a lower salary for two years. But what about the rising cost of rent? Of food? Of bills? Try explaining to Tesco that you’ll pay for your shopping only once you’ve qualified as a solicitor. During the board meeting, it was revealed that that 1,300 people had responded to an online survey. Yet a letter in the Gazette from four students, calling for the end of the minimum salary, was said to have given a ‘different perspective’ on things, according to one member. There was little mention of the reams of opposition comments filed below the letter. The minimum salary for trainees has always been an anomalous curiosity ever since it was introduced by the Law Society in 1982. The then-regulator had two aims: to prevent the exploitation of trainees and to ensure a high calibre of entrants into the profession, unhindered by financial constrains. The SRA has now scrapped this worthy policy. It begs the question whether it has given up on those aims too. last_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEntreprise du Métro d’Alger has selected an Alstom-led consortium for a €225m turnkey contract to build the city’s first light rail line (RG 4.06 p176). Construction of the 16·3 km route with 30 stops is expected to take 30 months. Serving the eastern part of the Algerian capital, the route is expected to carry an average of 150000 passengers/day.Metro do Porto has ordered a further 30 light rail vehicles from a consortium of Bombardier Transportation and Vossloh-Kiepe for €115m. The bi-directional Flexity Swift cars are due for delivery in 2008-09. May 27 saw the opening of the 1·6 km airport branch and the launch of Line E services from there to the city centre. Ceremonies were held at the site of the future False Creek station on June 12 to mark the start of tunnel boring work on the Canada Line automated metro in Vancouver (MR06 p47). Twin bored tunnels 2·5 km long will run under False Creek and north along Granville Street to Dunsmuir in the city centre. The TBM is expected to complete the first bore by April 2007 and the second between June 2007 and March 2008. Tianjin Metro Chairman Guo Huaizhi officially inaugurated the city’s reconstructed Line 1 in a ceremony on June 12. Now extended to serve 22 stations, the line is expected to carry up to 2 million passengers/day. Canadian Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon announced the start of work on a C$47m upgrading programme for the Stouffville line of Toronto’s GO Transit commuter rail network on May 25. To be completed by the end of 2007, the work includes grade separation of the junction between GO Transit and CN’s main east-west freight corridor at Markham.last_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgALGERIA: The Estel joint venture of national railway SNTF and Siemens is to supply signalling, safety and train control for 140 km of lines around Alger, serving 18 stations. Worth €340m to Siemens, the package covers the installation of ETCS Level 1 to shorten headways and permit operation of passenger services at up to 160 km/h on the mixed-traffic routes. Siemens will also provide automate shunting equipment to optimise SNTF’s freight operations. Commissioning is planned for the end of 2019. Estel has previously won contracts to install ETCS Level 1 and signalling equipment on the freight route between Es Senia and the port of Arzew, the double-tracking of the 90 km Beni Mansour – Bejaia route, a 108 km line between Djelfa and Laghouat, the 129 km line between Méchéria and El Bayadh, and 290 km of the High Plateau line between M’Sila, Boughzoul and Tissemsilt.last_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Sharing is caring! Share (World Bank) The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a series of Caribbean Regional Air Transport Connectivity Projects in four countries for a total of US$159 million, to enhance regional connectivity by improving the safety of air transport and the resilience of the airport infrastructure to natural disasters.These projects include International Development Association (IDA) financing of US$13 million for Dominica, US$17 million for Grenada, US$84 million for Haiti, and US$45 million for Saint Lucia. These countries are reliant on the air transport sector and face common connectivity issues. The projects will enable countries to better accommodate diverted flights, emergency landings, and post-disaster relief flights, and improve regional capacity and collaboration in the sector.“This series of three projects aims to increase the safety and the overall resilience of key connection points in the Eastern Caribbean,” said Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean. “The World Bank’s first financing of airport projects in the Caribbean will also facilitate connectivity and support countries during the COVID-19 recovery phase.”   “In Haiti, the project will modernize air transport infrastructure and support critical improvements in safety, resilience, and regulatory oversight,” said Anabela Abreu, World Bank Country Director for Haiti.“The project is important to COVID-19 recovery efforts, as Haiti’s economy will benefit from enhanced connectivity and resilience.”In Dominica, the project aims to improve safety and airport resilience readiness to natural disasters, and to strengthen the capacity of agencies handling air transportation operations and airport investment planning. Navigation and safety equipment will be improved, enabling emergency landing in case of natural disasters and increasing capacity in air traffic control, wildlife management, airport management and planning.The Grenada project will support increased safety and efficiency of airport operations and navigation, make climate resilience improvements, and strengthen the country’s capacity in civil aviation and airport management. This includes installation of air navigation and safety equipment at the main international airport, construction of a runway end safety area and a resilient air cargo facility, and preparation of an aviation sector strategic plan.In Haiti, the project aims to increase operational safety, improve navigation, and enhance the resilience of infrastructure to natural disasters to ensure continuity of essential supply chains and health emergency services. Infrastructure investments include rehabilitation of the runway in Cap Haitien, construction of a taxiway in Port au Prince, installation of modern air traffic monitoring and control systems, and improvements to airfield drainage aimed at reducing the risk of flooding. Technical assistance includes skills training and measures to support women’s employment in the air transport sector.The project for Saint Lucia aims to improve operational safety and navigation and enhance the resilience of airport infrastructure to natural disasters. This will include improvements to the runway of the Hewanorra International Airport and its associated facilities, such as runway-end safety areas, airfield drainage, and crash and fire rescue facilities. Activities will also include installation of modernized air navigation systems, and institutional strengthening in air traffic control and management.Financing for these projects comes from IDA. Haiti will receive a grant, and the three Eastern Caribbean islands will receive concessional financing with a maturity of 40 years, including a grace period of ten years. Share Tweetcenter_img BusinessInternationalLocalNewsPoliticsRegional World Bank Provides US$159 Million for Regional Air Transport Connectivity in Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, and Saint Lucia by: – May 29, 2020 Share 153 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

September 25, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgDarigold Inc. will close Salt Lake City milk production plant Cream o’Weber on July 31, eliminating 96 positions.The Cream o’Weber brand will now be produced in Boise and its milk products will continue to be sold in Utah stores.advertisementadvertisement“The plant closure was an extremely difficult decision that came only after careful review of the significant losses from the past year and losses we anticipated in the future,” said Darigold communications coordinator Michelle Carter. The closure does not affect any other Darigold plants, she said.Cream o’Weber was founded in 1924 but was purchased in November 2010. The Salt Lake plant produces pasteurized milk products.Darigold is the third owner/operator of the Utah facility in the past five years. Carter told the Deseret News that the plant was not profitable during that time.Larry Lewis, spokesman for the Utah Division of Agriculture and Food, said that milk makes up 22 percent of the state’s $1.4 billion annual agriculture revenue. PD—From Deseret News (Click here to read the full article.)advertisementlast_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgLeading SoC developer, MediaTek, has announced a collaboration with Intel to bring 5G experiences to next-gen Intel-powered PCs with the successful development and certification of Mediatek 5G modem data card.MediaTek’s T700 5G modem, which will be used to bring 5G connectivity to Intel-powered PCs, completed 5G standalone (SA) calls in real world test scenarios. Additionally, Intel has progressed on system integration, validation and developing platform optimizations for a superior user experience and is readying co-engineering support for its OEM partners. MediaTek and Intel are both committed to delivering a superior user experience.The MediaTek T700 modem supports non-standalone and standalone Sub-6 GHz 5G network architectures to deliver consistently faster speeds and more reliable connectivity. Whether consumers are at home or on the go, they can browse, stream and game at ultra-fast 5G speeds. The modem is also highly power efficient to extend the battery life of laptops so consumers can go longer in between charges. MediaTek is rolling out its advanced 5G technology across the PC, mobile, home, auto and IoT segments to make super-fast connectivity accessible to everyone.The first laptops enabled by the MediaTek and Intel 5G modem solution are expected in early 2021. Click here to learn more about MediaTek’s 5G technology.last_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Related TopicsBrownsJohnny ManzielNFL Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img The Johnny Manziel saga continues with the Browns today, who are coming off their 26-23 loss in overtime to the Broncos on Sunday. TMZ reports that the Avon Police did NOT cut the backup QB a break, and that they followed procedure in the case involving the quarterback and his girlfriend.Here’s the story from TMZ:So, TMZ Sports called up the chief of the Avon Police Dept. for the answers … here’s what Chief Bosley had to say:TMZ Sports: What is the current status of the case? Chief Bosley: “The case is currently classified as ‘Investigation Suspended.’ As far as our investigation, we’ve talked to everyone that we could talk to. There is not enough to pursue prosecution. If additional information came across, we could then pursue it.”TMZ Sports: Why didn’t cops give Manziel a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer?Chief Bosley: “We base everything on the observation of facts, or the facts that appear to present themselves. The supervising officer on the scene has been a police officer for 17, 18 years. He’s a very well trained officer. He observed no probable cause to have Manziel take a breathalyzer, or a field sobriety test.”“We talked to witnesses, and tried to get to a conclusion. I know the supervising officer to be of impeccable character. There were 3 officers on the scene, and I stand by them completely.”“The way we perform, we take logical steps. We go from step A, to step B, to step C. We don’t jump to conclusions, regardless of who we are dealing with. We need reasonable suspicion.”last_img read more