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  • Communities open warming centers in bitter cold

    first_imgHUDSON COUNTY – Communities in Hudson County have opened warming centers for those with nowhere to stay warm during the bitter cold weather expected to last into next week.The temperatures are expected to stay between 11 and 27 degrees until Jan. 5.BAYONNE – The community center at 597 Broadway, between 27th and 28th streets, has been open nightly from 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. since Christmas night. During normal business hours, people can utilize some of the public buildings: City Hall at 29th Street and Avenue C, the public library at 31st Street and Avenue C, and the senior centers downtown at Fourth Street and uptown at 56th Street.NOTH BERGEN – The township’s three designated warming centers will be operational this week at the Uptown library, 8411 Bergenline Ave., the Downtown Library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd., and the Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave.All centers are open through Friday, Dec. 29. Hours will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily at the Recreation Center. Both library locations will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily except Friday, when they will close at 5 p.m.JERSEY CITY – Hudson CASA Drop in Center, 514 Newark Ave., Jersey City, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Hudson County Integrated Services Center, 124 Claremont Ave., Jersey City, open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.,m.-2 p.m., and St. Lucy’s Shelter, 619 Grove St., Jersey City, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.HOBOKEN – The Hoboken Shelter, 300 Bloomfield St., Mon – Thursday 9 a.m.-9 pm., and Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.UNION CITY – The PERC Shelter, 117 37th St., Union City, 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.The county warming center located at the Naval Reserve facility in Kearny is designed to be used when other shelters are full.last_img read more

  • GDC Chamber postponing two March events

    first_imgGreensburg, IN—The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce and Decatur County Farm Bureau Inc. is postponing the Future in Farming Ag Breakfast. The Chamber is also postponing the Starting or Expanding Your Business Event due to the current state of public health concerns. New dates will be released in the future.last_img

  • Janitors rally prior to end of contract negotiations

    first_imgRally on · Janitors, faculty and students demonstrate in Hahn Plaza Tuesday to urge USC to support janitors during their contract negotiations. – Beverly Pham | Daily Trojan“Si, se puede!” was the rallying cry once again at Tuesday’s Justice for Janitors demonstration, which brought USC service workers, students and faculty together to demand higher wages and better health benefits for janitors on campus. More than 100 protesters gathered on Trousdale Parkway before circling campus and assembling in front of Bovard Auditorium to address President C. L. Max Nikias and present their demands to administrators.The rally was led by the Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West and supported by the Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation. The protests took place ahead of the final round of negotiations between USC service workers and their employer, Aramark, an independent contractor that the University hires to provide janitors and other service staff.Since their labor contract expired on June 30, labor union representatives from SEIU have been locked in negotiations with Aramark, a process that Edmundo Garcia, the lead contract enforcement specialist for the USC janitors’ USWW chapter, believes is essential for creating fair wages and working conditions. In addition to today’s rally, demonstrations were held on Sept. 4 and Sept. 9. According to Garcia, the protests are taking place at USC because of the unique influence that USC has over the negotiating process.“We’ve invited USC to participate [in the negotiations] because we know that at the end of the day, they are Aramark’s client,” Garcia said. “They have the ability to push Aramark to make sure that the folks that are working at USC, and that very much feel part of the community, are going to be getting a fair contract.”The current negotiations, according to Garcia, have settled on an agreement regarding working conditions — ensuring, among other requirements, that the workers’ labor contract complies with California’s 2014 Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act — and will now be moving on to purely economic issues, such as workers’ wages and health benefits. Ultimately, Garcia and others want to ensure that newer workers are receiving a wage that they can live off of, while preventing the higher wages of older, more experienced workers from stagnating.“We are looking to make sure that [workers] are getting wages that are fair compensation for the work that they’re doing at a prestigious university like USC, and that they’re going to be wages that folks can live on and use to provide opportunities for their families,” Garcia said. “We are not minimum wage workers — we bring a value to the University.”Tuesday’s rally brought together not only service workers and SEIU employees, but also involved students and faculty members in the fight for better wages and benefits. Brianna Davidson, a first-year graduate student in the School of Social Work, attended the rally to show support for the workers that she believes deserve a fair contract.“It’s a part of our nature as social workers,” Davidson said. “We’re here to support the community and something that’s important.”Noura Wedell, a lecturer of critical studies at the Roski School of Art and Design, spoke at the demonstration as well, letting workers know that the USC faculty understood and supported their efforts at negotiation. According to Wedell, some faculty are underpaid as well and hope that by making a difference in the wages of the service workers, they too can see results from the University.“I’m in solidarity with [service workers] because that’s the way that our strength in numbers works,” Wedell said. “We have power together in order to sway the administration, but I also think that there’s just a lesson of solidarity that is the same lesson that I try to teach my students in education.”Depending on the outcome of the ongoing negotiations, which will be concluded on Wednesday, workers will be taking a vote on Friday to decide whether or not to go on strike. While event organizers, such as SEIU Internal Organizer Luis Fuentes, stressed that “no one wants a strike,” they also acknowledged that workers will take whatever steps they believe are necessary for USC to put pressure on Aramark to meet their demands.“We want to make sure that the workers here at Aramark and at USC don’t have to raise a family on poverty wages,” Fuentes said. “It’s not fair. We think that the largest private employer in the city of Los Angeles can do better for its workers.”last_img read more

  • Women’s basketball falls short in Washington road trip

    first_imgThis past weekend proved to be a difficult one for the Women of Troy, as the women’s basketball team traveled to the state of Washington only to drop two straight to Washington and Washington State. USC now stands at 10-5 with a subpar 1-3 record in conference play. “You never want to start conference this way,” senior guard Courtney Jaco said. “We wish we could have gotten a couple more wins, but we’re growing everyday and learning a little bit about ourselves.” USC’s road trip began on Friday in Seattle against No. 11 Washington. Despite an excellent performance from freshman guard Minyon Moore (18 points) and a major fourth quarter comeback spurred by Jaco (16 second-half points), the Huskies ultimately prevailed 77-67. Washington rode on the back of senior guard Kelsey Plum, a San Diego native, whose 34 points, five assists and five rebounds were instrumental in the team’s success. The 15-2 Huskies led for the entirety of the game. The Women of Troy searched for a more successful outing on Sunday, as they faced off against 8-8 Washington State in Pullman. Instead, they experienced a starkly uneven performance. Ending the first half with a 35-34 lead, USC scored just 22 second half points and went as long as four and a half minutes without scoring in the third quarter. The Cougars capitalized on USC’s offensive ineptitude on their way to a 74-57 win.“I just think we weren’t moving the ball well and sharing the ball like we were in the first half,” Jaco said, explaining her team’s second half struggles. “We found Kristen [Simon] a lot down low, and I think we got away from that coming out for the second half.” For standout junior forward Simon, it was a bittersweet game. On one hand, her team ended up with a dispiriting 17-point loss to a mid-tier conference foe. On the other, she set a new career high in points (25) to go along with nine rebounds, all while being hobbled with a recent ankle injury. “[Simon] was our motor the whole game,” Jaco said. “If it wasn’t for her, I don’t really know what we would have done. Honestly it was surprising because she sprained her ankle really badly on Friday so we didn’t know whether she was going to play or not. She came out and gave that performance and gave that fight and kind of inspired us.” USC was unable to find any consistent offense outside of Simon. No other starter scored more than 3 points, and overall, the junior accounted for more than 40 percent of her team’s total scoring output. One positive, however, was Ivana Jakubcova, the 6-foot-6 transfer from Kentucky who showed off her range with two late 3-pointers. She finished with a second-best nine points. The Women of Troy will have a few days to try to correct some of the offensive issues that plagued them over the weekend. This week, they host a dangerous Oregon team (11-5) on Friday and then No. 16 Oregon State on Sunday. The Beavers are undefeated so far in conference play and sit at 15-1 overall. “Hopeful,” Jaco said, describing the team’s mood after losing three straight conference games. “We’re still in the beginning of Pac-12 [play], so thankfully we have a lot more games to a go — a lot more basketball to be played. We’re just looking forward to the next opportunity.”last_img read more

  • Historic Ali Cultural Arts presents Double Exposure, The Double Life of…

    first_imgThe Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach presents Double Exposure, an expression of A. J. Brown’s double life as both a visual artist and a talented vocalist. The exhibit, free and open to the public, will be on view during regular business hours from April 25 through June 14, 2019. The free opening reception is Thursday, April 25, 6-8pm.  A concert featuring A.J. is planned for May 10, 2019. For more information www.aliarts.org.“I paint whatever moves me,” explained Brown. “When I spend time to capture and visually record whatever appeals to my emotional senses at specific moments in my life, the intention is to share that experience with the viewer. My portraits are few and personal, usually of different icons, family members and close friends. Some of my landscapes are, in essence, also portraits, revealing protected treasures, unique geographical locations, or ways of living. My still life pieces typically reflect atmospheric and philosophic statements, and my abstracts reflect my freedom to commit to the journey from a blank canvas to what was created.”Exploring the exhibition, visitors are taken on a journey through time and space with each painting. The pieces cover a wide range of subject matter and artistic genres, including portrait, still life, landscape and abstract.“We are so gratified to be able to exhibit the very vivid and fresh art works of A.J. Brown,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “His vibrant work offers glimpses into his own passionate nature and brings Pompano Beach a burst of Caribbean energy and flavor. The fact that he’s also a talented vocalist is icing on the cake!”last_img read more

  • Kenya fall nine places in rankings to sit 111th

    first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars players line up before facing Thailand in a friendly match in Bangkok on October 8, 2017. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 -The national football team Harambee Stars slumped nine places in latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday to occupy 111th position with 300 points.This is a huge drop for the Harambee Stars who previously held position 102 after dropping a massive 14 places in the rankings released in October. The drop comes despite Kenya not being in action this month, but it took effect because other teams played in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.Harambee Stars had a chance of improving the rankings if they had played friendly matches in the FIFA window on November 14, but unfortunately they saw matches against Rwanda and Zambia cancelled.Just recently Football Kenya Federation appointed Belgian Paul Put who is now tasked with the uphill assignment of making sure Kenya improve its ranking or even surpass Francis Kimanzi’s best ever rank of 68th attained in 2008.In April this year (2017), Kenya had achieved its second best rise in nine years after occupying 78th position.Uganda Cranes players line up before facing Harambee Stars in an international friendly match on August 31, 2016/Timothy OlobuluIn the East and Central Africa region (CECAFA), Uganda still holds the top position despite dropping four places to sit 74th globally, Kenya is second, Rwanda third on position 120 in the world followed by Tanzania who are slotted 142nd as Ethiopia closes the top five in the region standings on position 145 in spite of moving six places up.Kenya’s opponent in the CECAFA tournament Libya who is one of the guest teams rose a massive 10 places up to sit 72nd while another invited team Zimbabwe occupy 103rd position.In the African continent, Senegal who booked a slot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup sit top after a huge climb of 10 places up to be placed 23rd in the world.Egypt is the second best team in Africa in position 31, followed by DR Congo who are 36th, Morocco who also sailed through to the World Cup are fourth after moving eight places up to sit 40th while Burkina Faso close to top five in position 44.African champions Cameroon fell three places down to occupy 45th position.At the top of the globe sits world champions Germany, leading the way from Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium as the top five remained unchanged.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • EXCLUSIVE Allen and Overy to discuss autoreenrolment at Employee Benefits Live

    first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Law firm Allen and Overy will share case studies and practical information about pensions auto-re-enrolment at Employee Benefits Live 2016.Jane Higgins (pictured), partner at Allen and Overy, will deliver a session entitled ‘Auto-re-enrolment: are you ready?’ on Tuesday 11 October as part of the two-day event’s workplace pensions conference stream.The session will detail the mechanics of what organisations need to do in the run up to their auto-re-enrolment date, considering the data that needs to be captured to ensure that all employees, including new starters and those who have joined the organisation through mergers and acquisitions, are included in the auto-re-enrolment process.Higgins will also outline the issues that employers who are thinking about redesigning their scheme will need to consider, such as how they would consult on making changes and what might be involved in the consultation process.Delegates attending the session can also gain insight into the most up-to-date information requirements and timelines that organisations should be aware of.Higgins said: “[Auto-re-enrolment] a statutory requirement so people have to do it. It’s incredibly complicated so it’s very easy to get it wrong. The regulator is taking a more active approach to non-compliance, so I think there is a risk that if [organisations] get it wrong, the regulator will issue a fine or make a public statement about [the organisation] having got it wrong, so there’s a definite risk for [organisations if] they’re perceived to not be providing the benefits that they are supposed to be providing for their employees.“Prepare early for re-enrolment. If [an employer is] coming up to re-enrolment then it’s not going to be the same as when [it was done] the first time, so [employers] should be planning several months in advance.”Employee Benefits Live 2016 will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October at Olympia National, London. Register to attend here.last_img read more