Shay hoping to return to action in January

first_img Shay hoping to return to action in January Donegal to get 50 tickets for Armagh but not for spectators WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – October 7, 2013 Facebook Twitter NewsSportcenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ O’Kane and McCarter take up coaching rules Previous articleJennings takes Irish Tarmac Drivers TitleNext articleO’Leary expects big interest in Harps post admin Shay Given is hoping that he can get back playing football in January when the transfer window reopens.The Lifford goalkeeper is currently out of favour at Aston Villa and feels he still has a few years of playing in him.Speaking at the Donegal  Legends and Hereos in Ballybofey last night,  Shay says he hopes something will happen at the start of next year.[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegallast_img read more

Suspect in assault on New York Lyft driver surrenders: Source

first_imgCourtesy Eduardo Madiedo(NEW YORK) — The suspect in an assault on a Lyft driver in Queens has surrendered to New York City authorities, according to a police source.George Catalano, 36, is charged with reckless endangerment and assault for the incident, which was caught on camera, and is expected to appear in court Thursday afternoon, the source said.Catalano is the alleged passenger in a May 23 video which shows a man repeatedly punching 36-year-old Lyft driver Eduardo Madiedo from the backseat. The passenger then spewed profanities at Madiedo and attempted to climb into the front seat before exiting the car.“I was scared for my life,” Madiedo told ABC New York station WABC.The passenger was accompanied by a woman, and for a majority of the video he is seen lying on her lap. He appears to be in pain and moans loudly multiple times throughout the 12-minute ride.Madiedo said the pair asked him to drive to a hospital in Queens and the man became extremely agitated after traffic prevented him from speeding up.“Oh my god,” the male passenger said before the outburst. “I can’t wait in traffic anymore.”Madiedo was not seriously hurt.Lyft said it has permanently banned the passenger from its platform.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

global HR Round-up: US focus

first_img Shareholders say on payAmerican lawmakers are working on legislation requiring public companies to give shareholders a say on executive compensation. The House Financial Services Committee approved the so-called ‘say on pay’ Bill, which forces boards to consider shareholder concern. Under the Bill, shareholders can cast non-binding no-confidence votes on executive plans. Politicians hope a shareholder review will help keep spiralling executive pay in check. A study of chief executive pay at large US firms by Mercer earlier this month found total direct compensation (salary, bonus and long-term incentives) rose 8.9% to $2.6m (£1.3m) in 2006. Critics of the Bill argue that CEOs would shun posts at publicly traded companies in favour of private-equity firms. Sleep disorders cost £7bnInsomnia among workers costs the US economy an estimated $14bn (£6.9bn) annually, according to a report. The National Academies and medical journal Sleep study found roughly 10% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia. This costs employers an estimated 8.8 days of salary per untreated worker a year, through missed work and medical bills. One-third of workers are believed to get six hours of sleep a night or less. The report concluded it was more cost-effective for businesses to encourage employees to seek early treatment. Workers in all employment sectors are affected. Costs such as lost productivity, poor morale and absenteeism could bring the tally to $35bn (£17.4bn), the report suggested.Starbucks in dockThe Starbucks coffee chain has been accused of union-busting tactics in its New York coffee shops. About 30 offences were cited by the National Labor Relations Board, including firing or threatening to sack union supporters and giving negative appraisals. Workers were also allegedly interrogated about union activity and prevented from discussing the union – the Industrial Workers of the World – on break time. Eleven supervisors were charged with illegal activities, which also included discrimination against pro-union employees by enforcement of dress and jewellery policy. The union wants increased hourly rates for coffee clerks – currently $8.75 (£4.40) – as well as guaranteed weekly minimum hours of work. If found guilty by an administrative judge, Starbucks may be forced to reinstate fired employees. Last year, the company agreed to reinstate workers and paid fines to employees following similar charges.Discriminating tendenciesAnti-discrimination efforts in the US are coming alive following a massive upsurge in discrimination lawsuits. Almost 96,000 discrimination claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2005 – a 268% increase on 1991 figures, and rising nine times faster than any other kind of federal civil suit. Though most suits fail, employers still paid $271m (£135m) in settlements in discrimination cases in 2005, reports The Arizona Daily Star. President Bush recently announced the Eradicating Racism and Colorism from Employment initiative in an effort to fight what it called “unconscious discrimination”. One of the tools it created was the Affirmative Action Plan. This compels federal contractors with 50 or more workers to ensure their workforce mirrors the ethnic and gender make-up of the applicant pool they hire from. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article global HR Round-up: US focusOn 24 Apr 2007 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

AMC shares surges in trading frenzy, boosting survival bid

first_imgEmail Address* (Getty; Pixabay)Shares for AMC surged 300 percent Wednesday, offering new hope for the struggling cinema chain that has been fighting off bankruptcy for months.The jump was powered not by a flood of movie-goers but by a group of small traders cheered on by posters on a Reddit message board named WallStreetBets. That triggered a trading frenzy akin to the one that has sent GameStop shares skyrocketing.“AMC is clearly next,” one poster wrote on the board Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Double down AMC wooo,” penned another.AMC has been in strife for some time. With cinemas closed for the pandemic, it has been burning through about $100 million per month, the Journal said.ADVERTISEMENTCEO Adam Aron said Monday that new debt and equity financing meant imminent bankruptcy was off the table. The news helped the stock price rise 26 percent to $4.42.By Wednesday, with trading mania in force, the stock closed at $19.90.“I expect they’ll do another capital raise if it keeps going up,” analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities told the Journal. “And if they can get the WallStreetBets crowd to plow their profits from GameStop, they’ll be in a great position.” [WSJ] — Sylvia Varnham O’ReganContact Sylvia Varnham O’Regan Full Name* Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink TagsAMCcinemaStock marketlast_img read more

Weehawken High School principal passes away

first_imgColasurdo was also a former English teacher, baseball coach, and assistant coach for other sports at WHS.His family issued a statement on a GoFundMe page started to fund the Anthony P. Colasurdo Memorial Scholarship. The fundraiser raised $6,664 of its original $1,000 in only two days.“He was truly one of a kind – an incredibly gifted musician & performer, a coach, leader, and mentor to thousands of students across four decades in the Weehawken School District, and most importantly a man of the highest character, who approached life with humor, charm, integrity, and an ever-present smile on his face,” the family said.The Mack Memorial Home in Secaucus will hold a memorial service for Colasurdo on Wednesday, July 18, from 5-9 p.m. The home is located at 1245 Paterson Plank Rd. WEEHAWKEN–Anthony Colasurdo, 67, Weehawken High School’s principal, passed away on Thursday, July 12. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Zywicki confirmed the news on his Twitter account.“Tony touched the lives of thousands of Weehawken children during his four decades of service to Weehawken,” Zywicki wrote. “Please keep Tony’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”last_img read more

‘Care of Souls’ provides answers to nation’s ‘soul sickness’

first_img“America needs to care for its soul.” That’s the provocative conclusion of a new report from Harvard Divinity School (HDS) Ministry Innovation Fellows Casper ter Kuile, Angie Thurston, and the Rev. Sue Phillips.Over the past four years, the trio have traveled the country to understand the loneliness, isolation, and division that plague so many in the digital age. The results were “How We Gather,” “Something More,” and “Faithful,” reports that observed the rise of new spiritual communities both inside and outside of traditional religious organizations. With “Care of Souls,” however, ter Kuile, Thurston, and Phillips go further, recommending a course of action to relieve the nation’s soul sickness and listing “jobs to be done” by a new generation of community and spiritual leaders.HDS recently caught up with ter Kuile for more on the report — and the role that the School can play in the 21st-century care of souls.Q&ACasper ter KuileHDS: Why do you say that “America needs to care for its soul”? What are the indicators?ter kuile: We’ve learned to see the impacts of our crisis of disconnection at four levels — personal, social, environmental, and religious. First, we are increasingly disconnected from a sense of self. In many ways, the growing fluidity of identity is a liberatory thing. We are more able to express our gender identities, move from place to place, and form new connections. But the risk is that we lose our roots and become untethered. Personal identity is often a communal task, ironically — that’s something we’ve learned in our meaning-making classes here at HDS! So without that stable community, how do we remember who we are and whose we are? Second, disconnection is of course evident in our public life together — growing political polarization and decreasing membership of community organizations — but also in the startling fact that one in four Americans say that they have nobody to talk to about life’s important questions. Not even their family! Third, a disconnection from the natural world contributes to a sense of spiritual homelessness. Where do we truly belong? And finally, a disconnection from that which is greater than all of us. This is evident in religious disaffiliation of course, but I think much more importantly in the sense that many of us have lost confidence in the idea that our spiritual lives are important. When we don’t have a community that strengthens our practice, or with whom we share a common language to make meaning, it is difficult to keep centering our sense of the divine in our lives.HDS: What does soul care look like? How is it different from, say, mental health?ter kuile: The mental health crisis is well documented, and no doubt the landscape we describe is closely connected, but my sense is that soul care is a broader project. We’re looking at the intersection of belonging and becoming — the ever-interconnected questions of human flourishing and community depth. The form it takes is wonderfully broad, and will go far beyond the seven roles we illustrate in the report, of course. But hopefully we’re able to expand our communal imagination by suggesting some language for each and illustrating them with some examples.HDS: You list seven “jobs to be done” in the care of souls. Can you talk about them?ter kuile: We’ve spent the last four years exploring and convening this landscape of spiritual leaders — some who are wholly secular in their identity and others who claim religious language and identities but do it in an unusual way, and we kept seeing patterns across them. There’s much lower loyalty to denominational identities, and much more comfort with mixing and braiding practices and languages, for example. These seven jobs are both a reflection of what we’ve seen emerge, and what we’ve heard a need for over and over again. To illustrate one need, so many of the best community leaders we’ve encountered don’t have access to health insurance or spend countless hours managing “back-end” financial processes that could easily be fulfilled by someone doing payroll for multiple small communities, many of whom don’t have 501c3 [tax-exempt] legal status. This led us to name the “steward” as an essential role for this ecosystem.HDS: Who’s doing those jobs now? Tell us a story or two of people you’ve encountered.ter kuile: I think of someone like Artie Wu, who leads Preside Meditation, who embodies the “healer” role so beautifully. He’s created a seven-day audio journey of 20-minute meditations that help us identify, name, and explore mental patterns that might be hurting us day to day. As well as the mp3s you can download, Artie also hosts group meaning-making conversations over video call to coach participants through questions and concerns. It’s amazing to see how something so simple can have an enormous impact.Or I think of Rabbi Sara Luria, the founder of ImmerseNYC, who has transformed the ancient Jewish ritual bath of the mikveh to become an important marker of life transitions. From gender identity to divorce, she empowers volunteers to co-create rituals for anyone wanting to mark a moment in their lives. She was so inspired by people’s capacity to make meaning that she’s now opened her home to become Beloved, a new [home-based] community that transcends denominational and even faith lines in order to offer anyone an experience of being beloved and in deep belonging.HDS: How could places like HDS prepare people to inhabit these roles?ter kuile: At its best, HDS already prepares students for these roles. In the report we quote Gregory the Great, the sixth-century pope whom we encountered in our “Introduction to Ministry Studies” class with Professors Stephanie Paulsel and Dudley Rose, with his notion that “the care of souls is the art of arts.” So much of soul care is as old as time, it is really the context that has changed so drastically. HDS is also already built on a foundation of religious difference and multiple identities. … Our hope is that HDS and other seminaries will start to explore the opportunities of explicitly engaging the formation of elders, healers, and stewards, as well as the more traditional ministry identities like gatherer. Our explorations of executive education could be a great opportunity to do this.last_img read more

Paid Family Leave Benefits Kick In Today Across New York State

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.ALBANY – Paid Family Leave benefits go into effect today across New York State.Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier in the week that New Yorkers can begin using sick leave benefits starting Jan. 1, 2021.This legislation secures paid sick leave for workers at medium and large businesses and paid or unpaid leave for small businesses, depending on an employer’s net income.New Yorkers can now use guaranteed sick leave to recover from an illness, care for a sick family member or address safety needs if they or a family member are the victim of the following: Domestic violenceSexual assaultStalkingHuman trafficking“Even before the coronavirus pandemic, we knew that no one should have to make the unimaginable choice between keeping their job or caring for themselves or a loved one. This public health crisis has put that need in even greater relief. Now, as we continue to beat back COVID and build a stronger New York, we are expanding this fundamental right to all New Yorkers. New York has long championed workers’ rights, and this strongest-in-the-nation paid sick leave law will help millions of our neighbors stay healthy—a boon for both businesses’ bottom line and New Yorkers’ well-being.” NYS GOV CUOMONew Yorkers earn sick leave based on hours they work, earning one hour of leave for every 30 hours they work. It is retroactive to Sept. 30, 2020.New York’s new law requires businesses to provide different levels of sick levels depending on their size:Businesses with 100 or more employees: Must provide up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave per yearBusinesses with five to 99 employees: Must provide up to five days (40 hours) of paid sick leave per yearBusinesses with fewer than five employees, but a net income of more than $1 million: Must provide up to five days (40 hours) of paid sick leave per yearSmaller businesses with fewer than five employees and a net income of less than $1 million: Must provide up to five days (40 hours) of unpaid sick leave. Those already providing paid sick leave can continue to do so.Prior to this law, approximately 1.3 million New Yorkers didn’t have access to paid sick leave. Nearly one-in-four workers had reported being fired or threatened with termination for taking sick time. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Michael Flatley Begins B’way Previews in Lord of the Dance

first_img Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games View Comments Related Shows It’s long overdue, but Michael Flatley will officially make his Broadway debut in Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games when it begins previews on November 7. The show is set to play a limited engagement through January 3, 2016, with opening night scheduled for November 10 at the Lyric Theatre.Flatley’s headlining turn in the production will serve as his swan song as a performer. The Irish dancer is the force behind the internationally-recognizable brands Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Directed and choreographed by Flatley, Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games will feature Flatley in a special appearance at the end of each evening performance as well as star his protégés Morgan Comer, James Keegan and Cathal Keaney in the title role of the “Lord of the Dance.”The production, which will showcase a troupe of Irish Dance’s most accomplished performers, is an updated staging of Flatley’s original shows Lord Of The Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger. Dangerous Games features holographic-effect projections, along with new costumes, choreography and music by Gerard Fahy.Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games had its world premiere at the London Palladium, before heading on a 200-plus date tour across 15 countries. It was recently announced that it will return to the West End later this year for a holiday engagement.Please note that Flatley will not perform in matinees or November 18-19 and December 4-5. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016last_img read more

Controversial Senior Condos Clear Hurdle in Huntington

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York With seething opponents powerless to stop the proceedings, the Huntington Town Board has finally approved a zoning change to allow a controversial condominium development for residents over the age of 55.Dubbed the Seasons at Elwood, the project originally called for 482 two-bedroom residences to be built by the Garden City-based Engel Burman Group on a 37-acre field near the defunct Oak Tree Dairy on Elwood Road north of Jericho Turnpike. But over the course of three years as community opposition grew, the Seasons shrank, until the developer agreed with the town to settle on 256 units—for an average sale price of $450,000.“The Town of Huntington is very underserved when it comes to senior housing,” Jan Burman, president of the Engel Burman Group told the Press.  “They have about 2,000 senior units in a town that has more than 50,000 eligible people.”The rezoning measure passed 4-1 on Aug. 19, with Councilman Eugene Cook, the sole Republican on the board, casting the only vote against the measure. The margin, a supermajority, was required for passage because the condos’ opponents had submitted a “protest petition” to the board at the public hearing on June 17 when 116 people signed up to speak. That session lasted from 7 p.m. until almost midnight.The Seasons at Elwood has been a lightening rod, drawing critics like Wendy Stranieri, a long-time Elwood resident, who objected to the high density of new housing in her “single-family residential community.” It also drew supporters such as Peter Wunsch, an East Northport resident who’s president of the Commack School Board and wanted the opportunity when he retired to remain on Long Island in an affordable condo near his old neighborhood.At the recent August meeting, Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone decided to hold the vote on the rezoning resolution before the public comment period, which infuriated the critics but pleased the supporters in attendance. The board did not relish the prospect of sitting through the same arguments they’d “pretty much heard” before, as Petrone adamantly explained from the dais.The next step is getting the site plan approved by the town and Suffolk County. Under the terms of the resolution, the developer has to pay $500,000 to the Elwood School District, $50,000 to the Elwood Library District, plus $52,000 for nearby park improvements. In light of community concerns raised at previous public hearings about contaminated topsoil at the site, the developer will set up a soil management plan overseen by an independent monitor approved by the town.It will also add turning lanes to Elwood Road on its property to alleviate traffic problems on this major commuter artery. And, unlike the houses in the surrounding neighborhood which have cesspools, the new project will get its own sewage treatment plant.“We’re probably going to spend four or five million dollars on that,” said Burman, the developer, who was far from sanguine about winning the rezoning battle.“It’s not easy to do business on Long Island,” he said with a sigh. “It’s just very, very hard to get anything done out here. Everything is controversial and everything is a problem.”He gave his opponents credit.“They’re very good at stirring everybody up,” he said. “They wouldn’t have been happy if we had done 20 houses. They just didn’t want anything in there. We would’ve been happier with more.”What surprised him most in the rezoning struggle, he said, was the outspoken opposition from the Elwood school district, including the Elwood PTA, the school board and even the schools superintendent, who had complained about overcrowding “straining the taxpayers” despite the deed restriction that no children under 18 would be allowed to live at the Seasons. Another complaint focused on the environmental findings that the topsoil was contaminated with pesticides and heavy metals—left over from the site’s farming legacy.“We offered them a tremendous situation where we were going to give them a million dollars up front,” Burman said. “The tax benefit to them would have been around $3 million a year. By knocking it down, they knocked the tax benefit to themselves by half. You ask yourself, ‘Why?’ But that’s what they wanted.”At a meeting in May at the Elwood Middle School organized by the Elwood PTA, Jim Cameron, head of the Preserving Elwood Now community group, reportedly denounced the project as “a stack ’em and pack ’em, high-density multi-family unit” development.According to the developer, there will be two-bedroom condos and a recreation center, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools. If the approval process stays on track, Burman expects the Seasons at Elwood to welcome its new residents in the spring of 2016.“The people are going to love it, and it’s going to sell very quickly,” Burman predicted. “It’s very much in need and in demand.”last_img read more

Another day, another dollar

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr More employees in America than ever before are working past the age of 65.In fact, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that nearly 20% Americans over 65 find themselves still on the job, according to a recent article at This is the largest portion of older people holding jobs since the early 1960s, in pre-Medicare times.“That percentage, combined with the size of the baby-boom generation, makes for the most 65-and-over workers in history,” the article notes.Working past traditional retirement age is a trend that at least two recent surveys indicate is likely to continue.Twenty-three percent of workers recently surveyed by Willis Towers Watson indicate a need to work beyond age 70 “to live comfortably in retirement,” says, while 32% think they will have to retire later than they originally planned. Five-percent don’t see retirement in their future at all. continue reading »last_img read more