High Court to dismiss £100m lawsuit against NI politicians over Covid-19 regulations

High Court to dismiss £100m lawsuit against NI politicians over Covid-19 regulations

A £100m lawsuit against four high-profile politicians over the implementation of Coronavirus regulations in Northern Ireland is to be struck out, the High Court has ruled.

Youngstown police officer gets fired

Youngstown police officer gets fired

YOUNGSTOWN — Brian Flynn,the Youngstown Police Department lieutenant charged Oct. 25 with 14 misdemeanor counts of dereliction of duty for allegedly failing to follow up on potential child abuse and child pornography cases, has been fired over those same issues. Flynn’s termination letter, dated Dec. 2, states that Flynn violated several police departmental rules and […]

Wage Theft and Payroll Fraud Prevention Changes Approved

Wage Theft and Payroll Fraud Prevention Changes Approved

New laws to prevent wage theft and payroll fraud on city service contracts, construction and improvement contracts, and contracts for financial assistance, were passed by council at its last meeting of the year.

Canada Prohibits Wage-Fixing, No-Poach Agreements

Canada Prohibits Wage-Fixing, No-Poach Agreements

The Canadian government will outlaw wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements between employers concerning wages, work conditions and hiring practices starting in June 2023.

Wage Inflation Slowing in Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Hospitals

Wage Inflation Slowing in Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Hospitals

Wages in psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals have dipped slightly, potentially signaling a slowing of wage inflation.  That’s according to

The minimum wage movement is more mainstream than ever

The minimum wage movement is more mainstream than ever

When the first $15 minimum wage initiative went on the ballot in SeaTac in 2013, it won by just 77 votes. This year, a similar minimum wage ordinance in Tukwila passed with more than 80 percent of the vote.

‘Grossly underpaid’: Disney workers demand higher wages as living costs soar

‘Grossly underpaid’: Disney workers demand higher wages as living costs soar

Employees at Florida’s Magic Kingdom say paychecks have not kept up even as company records $3.6bn operational profit

Alliance Police officers net wage hikes, COVID bonuses in new contract

Alliance Police officers net wage hikes, COVID bonuses in new contract

Officers will be eligible for lump sum payments for their work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This analyst says the $15-per-hour minimum federal wage will backfire

This analyst says the $15-per-hour minimum federal wage will backfire

Congress has been unwilling to go along with a national minimum wage of $15 an hour. The Biden administration imposed one for the federal workforce and for contractors. The Federal Drive with Tom…

Denver recovered a record amount wage theft money this year. Stronger

Denver recovered a record amount wage theft money this year. Stronger

The auditor’s office recovered more than $1 million in stolen wages in 2022.

South Korean Truckers End Strike Over Minimum-Wage Program

South Korean Truckers End Strike Over Minimum-Wage Program

The union decided to end its walkout a day after the government expanded a back-to-work order.

Stolen Time: Portraits of Californians living through wage theft claims

Stolen Time: Portraits of Californians living through wage theft claims

A photo essay that documents the toll of the fight for workers who have made wage theft claims in California.

USA Today Sports Media Group, Gannet Face Web Editor Wage Suit

USA Today Sports Media Group, Gannet Face Web Editor Wage Suit

USA Today Sports Media Group LLC and its parent company Gannett Co. Inc. were hit with a proposed collective action alleging they misclassified web site editors as independent contractors.

Duress as a Defense to Bais Din Agreements to Arbitrate

Duress as a Defense to Bais Din Agreements to Arbitrate

Following up on my blog post regarding Setting Aside Bais Din Agreements to Arbitrate Due to Procedural Issues, this post will focus on some more substantive issues that could arise that may...

NHL Salami: Goalies Under Duress

NHL Salami: Goalies Under Duress

On a night with 13 games being played around the NHL, there could be plenty of high-scoring affairs to highlight-reel goals being scored.

After certifying in ‘duress’ Gould speaks out

After certifying in ‘duress’ Gould speaks out

KINGMAN – Mohave County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Gould of District 5 certified the county’s election results from the Nov. 8 direction in “duress.”

Axios Finish Line: Everybody needs a hero

Axios Finish Line: Everybody needs a hero

Having a hero — real or fiction can motivate us and make hard times easier.

Ex-cop Michael Valva, found guilty of killing son with autism, sentenced

Ex-cop Michael Valva, found guilty of killing son with autism, sentenced

Prosecutors say he forced his 8-year-old son with autism, Thomas Valva, to sleep in the freezing garage of their Suffolk County home.

SMITH COLUMN: Champ Bailey, one of the greats

SMITH COLUMN: Champ Bailey, one of the greats

College football is under duress these days with all the transferring in a free agent world nobody could have predicted along with a grab for money which is stressing a wonderful system.

Iran executes 1st protester as regime intensifies crackdown on dissidents

Iran executes 1st protester as regime intensifies crackdown on dissidents

Iran carried out its first execution of a protester, Mohsen Shekari, as the regime intensifies its crackdown on dissenters in the country.

Lawsuit Accuses Backstreet Boy Nick Carter of Rape Following Tacoma Dome Show

Lawsuit Accuses Backstreet Boy Nick Carter of Rape Following Tacoma Dome Show

A woman accused Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager after a 2001 concert at the Tacoma Dome, according to a civil lawsuit filed Thursday. "The …

Computer programmer became recruiter for international money laundering gang

Computer programmer became recruiter for international money laundering gang

Ajibola Bamidele (33) was recruited as a money mule but then became a recruiter for other money mules for a gang that is linked to the laundering of millions in criminal proceeds

If I only had a brain?

If I only had a brain?

Think it takes a human to deal with a flat tire? Self-driving trucking company Kodiak Robotics thinks otherwise.

The U.S. must carefully consider the development of a digital dollar

The U.S. must carefully consider the development of a digital dollar

Rushing to create a central bank digital currency that is not permissionless and private would be dangerous to core American principles, according to a Minnesota Republican.

Hurricane Valley Fire District Board votes on proposed property tax hike

Hurricane Valley Fire District Board votes on proposed property tax hike

ST. GEORGE — A proposed property tax hike for the Hurricane Valley Fire District that would have bumped taxes to nearly 90% within the district was shot down Monday by a majority of the Fire District’s board. “There’s not going to be a tax increase,” Hurricane Mayor Nanette Billings told St. George News on Wednesday. […]

Enjoy Chili And A Hike At Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Enjoy Chili And A Hike At Hidden Oaks Nature Center

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host a "Soup-er Chili" hike to Whalon Lake on Dec. 17.

Bank of Canada to Hike Again If Needed, Will Wait for Data

Bank of Canada to Hike Again If Needed, Will Wait for Data

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Wildcat Bluff Nature Center hosting guided hike on Saturday

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center hosting guided hike on Saturday

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center is hosting a guided hike this Saturday.

Disney World announces ticket price hike, more changes

Disney World announces ticket price hike, more changes

Walt Disney World announced that the park is raising ticket prices at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and the Animal Kingdom.

Yearly Wage Hike Yields Minimal Results

Yearly Wage Hike Yields Minimal Results

Hourly pay will once again come under scrutiny across New York state. Beginning Dec. 31, the minimum wage will be rising from $13.20 to $14.20 — a 7.6% increase. Not only will the higher rate take a toll on numerous small and larger businesses, but some non-profits will be seeing a pinch as well. Area […]

Solo hiking in winter is wonderful but can turn deadly

Solo hiking in winter is wonderful but can turn deadly

By Aislinn Sarnacki With ice cleats strapped to my boots, I hiked up an icy, snowy mountain in the Moosehead Region a couple of days ago. My sole companion was my dog, Juno.

U.S. heading into shallow recession, no respite from rate hikes yet: Reuters poll

U.S. heading into shallow recession, no respite from rate hikes yet: Reuters poll

The U.S. economy is heading into a short and shallow recession over the coming year, according to economists polled by Reuters who unanimously expected the U.S. Federal Reserve to go for a smaller 50 basis point interest rate hike on Dec. 14.

Futures edge higher ahead of producer prices data

Futures edge higher ahead of producer prices data

U.S. stock index futures ticked up on Friday ahead of monthly producer prices data that could offer more clues on how long the Federal Reserve will keep raising interest rates to tame decades-high inflation.

2023 may be your last year without a county government tax hike, Delco

2023 may be your last year without a county government tax hike, Delco

Likely ninth year in row and last; budget unveiled for public look on Dec. 9.

Expect bump in electric bills after Austin City Council OKs another set of rate hikes

Expect bump in electric bills after Austin City Council OKs another set of rate hikes

The council passed electric rates and fees for Austin Energy customers that could amount to an additional $9 a month for the average resident.

Bipartisan immigration framework includes 14% Border Patrol pay hike, visa recapture

Bipartisan immigration framework includes 14% Border Patrol pay hike, visa recapture

The immigration framework being discussed as a potential last-minute deal in the lame duck session would hike Border Patrol pay by 14% and recapture employment visas.

Friends of Scotchman Peaks opens guided winter hike season

Friends of Scotchman Peaks opens guided winter hike season

There are a variety of hikes posted on our website, from easier family friend hikes in the Ross Creek Cedars to challenging adventures on the flanks of Star Peak.

Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your Cold-Weather Hike

Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your Cold-Weather Hike

By late autumn, most northern regions of the U.S. have seen the last of any summer-like temperatures forcing outdoor exercise enthusiasts to alter their routines for colder weather. Between holiday indulgences and lack of regular activity, Americans put on one to eight pounds during the winter solst

Gold Price Forecast: XAU/USD could find support on reduced rate hike expectations

Gold Price Forecast: XAU/USD could find support on reduced rate hike expectations

Gold trades flat when compared to Monday’s opening. US inflation data and/or the Fed and ECB could give new impetus to the Gold market next week, econ

Trinity (TRN) Rewards Investors With Dividend Hike, Buyback

Trinity (TRN) Rewards Investors With Dividend Hike, Buyback

In a shareholder-friendly move, Trinity Industries, Inc. TRN announced a hike in its dividend payout. TRN’s board of directors has announced a dividend hike of 13%, thereby raising its quarterly cash dividend from 23 cents per share to 26 cents. The raised dividend, refle

Guided First Day Hikes are set for Jan. 1 at 20 Oregon State Parks

Guided First Day Hikes are set for Jan. 1 at 20 Oregon State Parks

Guided First Day Hikes led by rangers and volunteers are set for 20 Oregon State Parks on New Year’s Day — Sunday, Jan. 1.

Banbury murder probe: Assisted-living home victim, 88, named

Banbury murder probe: Assisted-living home victim, 88, named

The body of Barrie Davenport was found at the premises in Oxfordshire on Monday.

Police failed to find missing dad in his own home twice after mystery death

Police failed to find missing dad in his own home twice after mystery death

A MISSING dad was found dead behind a piece of furniture on the third search of his home after police failed to find him twice. Danny James Clarke’s body was discovered by police on their thi…

Mystery surrounds death of woman after body found in Portugal hotel room

Mystery surrounds death of woman after body found in Portugal hotel room

Susan Sharman was not known to have any health issues

Tragic dad dies on holiday as teen son attempts to give CPR before he passed away

Tragic dad dies on holiday as teen son attempts to give CPR before he passed away

Gareth Moores, 48, had flown to the Canary Islands with wife Colette and 19-year-old son Jake last month before tragedy struck.

Migrant with diphtheria who died at Manston centre named

Migrant with diphtheria who died at Manston centre named

Hussein Haseeb Ahmed died after arriving on a small boat seven days earlier.

Migrant who died had been discharged from hospital, inquest hears

Migrant who died had been discharged from hospital, inquest hears

Husean Hseb, 31, said to be a Kurd, suffered multiple organ failure after he was returned to hospital on November 19 with a fever.

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12/08/22: Forest Whitaker gets a new co-star for season 3 of “Godfather of Harlem

12/08/22: Forest Whitaker gets a new co-star for season 3 of “Godfather of Harlem"

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY WE OWN THE WEEKEND A BLACK WOMEN LED & OPERATED NETWORK: OWN IS THE #1 CABLE NETWORK ON FRIDAY AND Forest Whitaker gets a new co-star for season 3 of “Godfather of Harlem"