Easier Google Searches on Your Phone as Instant Preview Comes to Mobile

first_imgTags:#Google#search#web audrey watters Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google added Instant Previews to its search functionality last fall, giving you the chance to preview an image of a website without actually clicking on the link in the search results to take you there. It has just announced that that feature is now available on mobile devices as well.Searching via your mobile browser can be pretty frustrating, what with a smaller search box and back buttons, for example. But part of the annoyance also occurs because many websites simply aren’t optimized for mobile devices. Google’s new Instant Preview may partially address that, as it gives you a preview of a full website and its content, as well as a glimpse of any mobile version that’s available.Instant Previews is available on Android (version 2.2 or higher) and iOS (4.0+). When you perform a Google search via your mobile, you’ll now see a little magnifying glass next to the results. Clicking on that will open a preview pane, where you can flip through the visual search results. Tapping on a preview takes you directly to the website.The new feature only offers this preview for those links that are on the first page of search results, so if what you’re looking for doesn’t show up there, it’s back to the old search-click-through-back-button routine in order to locate the right content.last_img read more

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Not refusing examination: Mirwaiz

first_imgSoftening his earlier stand, Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has conveyed to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) “his willingness to cooperate” in an “illegal funding” case registered in 2017.In the latest letter, in response to a fresh NIA summon, the Mirwaiz’s lawyer wrote: “The Mirwaiz is willing and was always willing to be examined by the agency. It’s once again urged that such examination and sitting be held at Humhama office (in Budgam) of the NIA”.The Mirwaiz’s letter has attached “several social media threats”. “The Mirwaiz has received open calls for his assassination (online). The examination at the NIA’s office in the Valley will avoid any adverse consequences,” the letter reads. The NIA has served two summons so far to the Mirwaiz, who is considered a moderate and a pro-dialogue voice within the separatist spectrum. The Mirwaiz has lost his father and uncle in 1990 and 2004 to unknown assassins in Srinagar.“The Mirwaiz has not refused examination in the case,” the lawyer added.The letter also refers to the recent move by the State government to withdraw his Z-plus security. “The Mirwaiz has serious concerns about his safety,” it added. The NIA on February 27 searched the residence of the Mirwaiz in Srinagar and later issued two summon notices to him. The summon saw a spontaneous shutdown in the old city and protests from Valley-based civil society and religious groups. The Mirwaiz is also head priest of the Valley and delivers sermons every Friday at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid.‘No intimidation’ The National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Thursday said his party “will not allow the NIA to intimidate innocent Kashmiris”. “In my tenure, the NIA was only used once, that too to save the life of Liyaqat, a local. It was (PDP president Mehbooba Mufti) who used NIA against hundreds of locals. We will ensure that undue intimidation of our youth is not done by the NIA,” the former Chief Minister said at an election rally in north Kashmir.last_img read more

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In apparent threat against India, Trump reiterates that US will soon levy reciprocal taxes

first_imgUnited States President Donald Trump on Friday reiterated his threat to levy “reciprocal taxes” on countries that impose high tariffs on imports from his country.“When a country taxes our products coming in at, say, 50%, and we tax the same product coming into our country at ZERO, not fair or smart,” he tweeted on Friday, in apparent reference to India.Read it at Scroll Related Itemslast_img

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From mud to mat- wrestling Indian style

first_imgThe sun was blazing down from above. On the ground people had gathered, braving the heat, to catch a spectacle which was quite removed from sundry life.Shortly, two heavyset men arrived amid cheers from the onlookers. They entered an arena where a man presented them to the crowd. The man in question was the referee of the show. Known as a ‘khalifa’, he raised the arm of each man and announced him to the crowd – ‘Krishan pehelwan Chandgi akhade se’, ‘Kapil pehelwan Guru Jasram akhade se’. The wrestlers exchanged a handful of mud, patted their thighs and launched into attack.The Bamheta dangal is an annual event held in the honour of a local deity   This is wrestling Indian style. Popularly called kushti, these are bouts fought in local wrestling events called ‘dangal’. The dangals are where wrestlers from various akhadas compete and are the breeding grounds for state, national and international level wrestlers. This particular dangal happened at Shahpur Bamheta, a village near Mehrauli in Ghaziabad, located nearly 30 kilometres from the Capital.The Bamheta dangal is an annual event held in the honour of a local deity. Organisers claimed the event is nearly half-a-century old, though regular participants dated the real fame of the event to the last five-six years, perhaps from the time when Sushil Kumar first won a bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympics and popularised the sport. Around 600 wrestlers come from various parts of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and many claim to have been inspired after watching Sushil wrestle in such dangals in his heydays.advertisementOlympian Sushil Kumar was a regular at this dangal  The whole affair starts by collection of funds. From the tents and public address systems to the prize money, every penny comes in the form of charity from the locals. Wrestlers from one locality and akhada challenge their counterparts from other akhadas for the prize money.Bouts start from a two-minute, Rs 50 limit and increases gradually by a minute each, as better wrestlers take to the pit. Money in this case touched a maximum of Rs 51,000 with the 15-minute final bout between ‘Vicky pehelwan’ and ‘Birju pehelwan’.Money has always been scarce in this sport and one way to generate it is to place bets on one’s favourite wrestler. A fighter sponsored by one person or his akhada declares a challenge of a particular amount open to anyone from the audience. Fighters, sponsored by other camps, awaiting this opportunity run towards him and the first person to grab the challenger’s hand gets to fight him. Bouts ranging from Rs 2,100 to Rs 21,000 are fought, which essentially can be described as gambling.Spectators watch a dangal at Shahpur Bamheta, a village near Mehrauli in Ghaziabad  “I was a four-year-old when I saw Sushil for the first time in a bout at Badarpur. He was a champion in those times as well and would win the highest cash prize bouts, which at that time was around Rs 3,000. Sushil and Yogeshwar Dutt were regulars at dangals,” Kapil, a youth who trains at KD Jadhav stadium daily and once in a while participates in local wrestling events, reminisced.last_img read more

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USOC eyes new CEO soon, gymnastics probe results in months

first_img\R Washington, Jun 23 (AFP) The US Olympic Committee expects to have a new chief executive within weeks and results by summer’s end from an independent investigation into its handling of a gymnastics sex abuse scandal. USOC chairman Larry Probst and acting chief executive Susanne Lyons updated the status of the situations Friday after a USOC board of directors meeting in Washington, where another hearing before US lawmakers is expected next month in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. “We’re in a period of transition and evolution,” Lyons said. “We’ve had a chance to look in the mirror and see how we should interact” with athletes and national sport governing bodies. Former USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun resigned in February after growing pressure about his handling of sexual assault allegations against former US gymnastics team doctor Nassar. Nassar is serving what is likely a life sentence for sexual assault after more than 250 women accused him of sexual abuse perpetrated under the guise of medical treatment, many of them while they were young Olympians. Many athletes have questioned the USOC for not doing more sooner to protect athlete safety. Probst said in February at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that no personnel changes would be made until a Boston law firm completes its probe into how the USOC responded to athlete allegations of wrongdoing by Nassar. “We think they are gettuing closer to the end of that investigation but we don’t have a specific time frame,” Probst said. “We are thinking it will be before the end of the summer.”advertisement The USOC has spend nearly four months searching for a new leader, seeking an inspirational leader with strong communication skills to guide the organization into the future with a new emphasis on athlete safety. “We are making progress as we go through this process,” Probst said. “We hope to have this wrapped up in a couple of weeks, maybe less.” USOC officials met with US Senators Richard Blumenthal, Jerry Moran and Jeanne Snaheen on their visit to the US capital, the lawmakers having conducted a hearing on the Nassar scandal last month with another expected in mid to late July. “The tone of the meetings was forward looking and productive,” Lyons said. “They were interested in what progress we have made. The tone was more on a contructive path to let’s make athletes safer in the future.” While USA Gymnastics has adopted or is in the process of adopting 82 percent of recommended changes from an independent panel analysis in the wake of the scandal, the need for a long-term culture change within the governing body remains vital, Lyons said. “The culture change is probably going to be the longest and hardest,” Lyons said. “We’ve discussed with them a culture of speaking up, not a culture of retribution.” (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

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‘Cristiano Ronaldo is my inspiration’ – Brazil starlet

first_imgNxGn ‘Cristiano Ronaldo is my inspiration’ – Brazil’s NxGn star Lincoln Raisa Simplicio Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 3/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lincoln Flamengo Bangu Carioca Taca Guanabara 24012018 Gilvan de Souza/Flamengo/Divulgação NxGn Flamengo Vasco da Gama The Vasco ace was included in Goal’s NxGn list of the best teenagers in world football and he is determined to emulate one of the game’s greats Flamengo starlet Lincoln is setting his sights high, citing five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo as his inspiration.The 17-year-old Brazilian was this week included in Goal’s annual NxGn list of the 50 best Under-19 talents in world football.And he says that the Real Madrid attacker’s determination and mental strength is the perfect example for any young player hoping to make their way to the top of world football. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “My main reference is Cristiano Ronaldo,” Lincoln told Goal.“Besides his unquestionable quality, he is a winner who works very hard and always wants more. So, I have him as an example, not only as a player, but as a person as well.”Lincoln NxGnThe teenage forward, who hit his first senior goal in January of this year, has been thrust into the limelight after starring for Brazil at youth level.“Everything is going really well and I’m very happy with it all,” he says. “I’m very still young and have a lot of work to do. This is just the beginning of my career and I know that I have a long way to go.“I am trying to absorb as much as I can in training and get as much advice as possible from the more experienced players.”My only focus is on putting in the hard work that will enable me to sustain my early success.”Lincoln has emerged from the ‘2000 generation’ – spearheaded by Vinicius Junior (who finished third in this year’s NxGn) – which has been heralded as Brazil’s most promising group of youngsters in years.He is one of many bright prospects from the side that claimed the South American Under-17 Football Championship last year.Paulinho Vasco da Gama 23072017This exciting band of potential superstars also includes prodigious Vasco forward Paulinho, who was also selected in Goal’s NxGn top 50.“I am very happy to be with Vasco and to be part of the U20 national team,” Paulinho told Goal.“This is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication. At 17, no one can really expect to be here.”My future will depend on what I do today. I’m working to ensure I sustain a good period in my career and will do everything I can to achieve my goals.”last_img read more

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Frances Tiafoe hoping to keep dream alive as he prepares to face Rafael Nadal

first_img Next Reuters MelbourneJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 21, 2019 22:41 IST Frances Tiafoe takes on Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open quarter-finals on Tuesday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFrances Tiafoe is hopeful to build on his own stature in the gameTiafoe defeated Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday to reach the last eight at a major for the first time in his careerTiafoe faces a tough test as he bids to keep the big dream aliveHaving already changed the lives of his immigrant parents, Frances Tiafoe is hopeful to build on his own stature in the game as he prepares for an Australian Open quarter-final clash with Rafael Nadal on Tuesday.American Tiafoe, the son of immigrants from Sierra Leone, recalled his humble beginnings after stunning Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday to reach the last eight at a major for the first time in his career.”I told my parents 10 years ago I was gonna be a pro tennis player and change their life. Now I’m in the quarter-finals of a Slam. I can’t believe it,” world number 39 Tiafoe said.”The beginning of my career, I was playing for them, trying to do everything for my family. Obviously now I put them in a great place. Now I’m trying to do it for me.”Tiafoe, who turned 21 on Sunday, faces a tough test as he bids to keep the big dream alive, with 2009 champion Nadal in ruthless form coming into the contest at Rod Laver Arena.The Spaniard has not dropped a set so far in the tournament but said after his victory over Tomas Berdych in the last round that he did not expect his first career meeting with Tiafoe to be as smooth.”Going to be a tough one, as you can expect in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam,” Nadal said.”I played some good matches until that round and now is the moment to keep doing steps forward, to keep having chances.”advertisementNadal’s compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut plays Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the conqueror of 20-times Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, in another quarter-final clash.Among the women, Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova meets fellow unseeded player in Danielle Collins while Czech Petra Kvitova runs into local favourite Ashleigh Barty.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Frances TiafoeFollow Rafael NadalFollow Australian Open Frances Tiafoe hoping to keep dream alive as he prepares to face Rafael NadalAustralian Open: Frances Tiafoe is hopeful to build on his own stature in the game as he prepares for an Australian Open quarter-final clash with Rafa Nadal.advertisementlast_img read more

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Afghanistan fast bowler Aftab Alam suspended for one year

first_imgKabul: Afghanistan fast bowler Aftab Alam has been handed a one-year suspension by the country’s cricket board for a code of conduct violation at the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales. The decision to suspend Alam from domestic and international cricket for one year came after an investigation by the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s disciplinary committee, following a decision taken at the board’s annual general meeting in Kabul last week, reports ESPNcricinfo. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together During the course of the World Cup, Alam was sent back home, and an official release mentioned that it was done ‘in exceptional circumstances’. However, it later emerged that he was sent home following allegations of serious misbehaviour with a female guest at the team hotel in Southampton. Alam played his last game on June 22 in Afghanistan’s 11-run loss to India in Southampton, where the alleged incident of misbehaviour is said to have taken place. The 26-year-old was then, subsequently, suspended for two matches by head coach Phil Simmons for not being present at an ICC anti-corruption unit meeting on June 23. It later emerged that Alam was in London with a relative and returned to the hotel only later in the day. The right-arm pacer had three wickets to his name at the World Cup before he was summoned back home.last_img read more

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All 1050 passengers of stranded Mahalaxmi Express rescued Railways

first_imgMumbai: All 1,050 passengers on board Kolhapur-bound Mahalaxmi Express were rescued on Saturday in a multi-agency operation nearly 17 hours after the train was stranded near Vangani in Thane district due to flooding on tracks following heavy rains. Central Railway (CR) officials said all the passengers, including nine pregnant women, were rescued by 3 pm. Union Home Minister Amit Shah praised the rescue teams and said the Centre was closely monitoring the situation. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Navy, Air Force, Army, Railways and state administration rescued all the passengers, he tweeted. “Kudos to the rescue teams for their exemplary effort,” he said. The train had left Mumbai for Kolhapur on Friday night, but could not travel beyond Vangani, where it reached in the wee hours Saturday. Talking to PTI, chief spokesperson of the CR Sunil Udasi said all 1,050 passengers were taken to a safe spot. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “A special train with 19 coaches will leave from Kalyan to Kolhapur with the affected passengers of the Mahalaxmi Express,” Udasi said. Officials involved in the rescue operation said the nine pregnant women and a one-month-old baby girl were also safe. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai spoke to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and assured him that all central assistance will be provided to the state, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in tweet earlier.last_img read more

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Quebec sets aside 900 million for companies hurt by US tariffs

first_imgMONTREAL – The Quebec government is setting aside almost $900 million for companies affected by tariffs recently imposed on Canada by the United States.Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years in direct investments, tax subsidies and training.U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed 25 per cent tariffs on imported steel and 10 per cent tariffs on imported aluminum from many countries including Canada, which has retaliated with tariffs of its own.The provincial money will go towards offering companies liquidity to continue their activities, and to reduce contributions small and medium-sized companies have to make to the province’s heath services fund.Quebec’s plan also aims to increase investment in the agricultural sector and it sets aside $55 million for labour-related programs.Couillard says the five-year financial package is expected to spur $3 billion for the Quebec economy over the same period.“We are living an exceptional experience that demands an exceptional response,” Couillard said.last_img read more

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Moroccan Dutch Man to Develop PrayerReminder Watch for Children

Rabat – Moroccan student Khairi Marhaben is attempting to raise $15,000 via the website Indigogo.com to develop a prayer-reminder watch for children called the “Baba Watch”. He is working directly with his nieces and nephews to create a prayer watch that easy to use, stylish, and compatible with 4GB USB.The device’s developer, a commercial economics student at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, has always wanted to create something that can truly help others. He intends to relieve Muslim parents of the burden of reminding their children to pray.He  highlights the benefits of helping children develop a pattern of praying, as childhood is an excellent period for individuals to cultivate good habits. Marhaben hopes this may even help children understand the broader importance of personal responsibility.Marhaben feels that his product will stand out in the prayer watch market. He finds many of these devices “too clunky and complicated” for children because they are designed for adults.  He also emphasizes that “the simplicity of his product will help it remain effective despite the constant distractions children face from the internet and other digital devices.”There are numerous smartphone applications for Muslims designed to remind users to pray and even the correct direction. Google Play and other app providers have many free applications with this exact purpose. However, Marhaben’s “kid approved” design will make this product more appealing to children, according to Marhaben.Marhaben will be using the website visiting ThunderClap to collect funds for his website from December 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016. read more

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UN seminar in Spain to examine peace plans for Middle East

During the 21 to 22 October seminar, organized by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), participants will reflect on what is known as “the road map to peace in the Middle East,” as well as examine media coverage of the conflict and the roles of education, literature and culture in establishing a peace dialogue.The encounter aims at “sensitizing public opinion to the question of Palestine” and creating “an atmosphere conducive to dialogue and supportive of the peace process.”Similar encounters previously were held in Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Elsinore, Denmark, Athens, Prague, New Delhi, Paris and Copenhagen.Under-Secretary-General Shashi Tharoor is scheduled to read a message from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and moderate the seminar. The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process, Terje Roed-Larsen, will give the keynote address and Manuel Chaves Gonzalez, president of the government of Andalusia, will inaugurate the event. read more

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Calif doctor who promised fake herbal cancer cure sentenced to 14 years

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A Los Angeles doctor was sentenced Friday to 14 years in federal prison for bilking patients out of more than $1 million by promising them that an herbal supplement she hawked could cure late-stage cancer and other diseases.U.S. District Judge Robert Timilin also ordered Dr. Christine Daniel to forfeit $1,277,083.Daniel, 58, was found guilty of 11 counts, including wire fraud, tax evasion and witness tampering in September 2011.She enticed patients to take her herbal product and charged them as much as $100,000 for a six-month treatment program that she claimed could cure cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis, authorities said.Some of her patients, however, died from complications of cancer within three to six months after taking the supplement. In one case, prosecutors contend a 22-year-old woman who had a highly curable form of neck lymphoma died because she relied on Daniel’s recommendation to avoid radiation or chemotherapy treatments.“The scope of Daniel’s fraud was breathtaking,” U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. said in a statement after Daniel was sentenced. “Daniel robbed victims of more than money — she also stole their hopes and dreams for a cure. Daniel is responsible for a shockingly cold-hearted fraud that has brought her a richly deserved federal prison sentence.”Prosecutors sought a 27-year prison term, while Daniel’s attorney argued that nearly six years behind bars was more appropriate.In all, authorities believe Daniel siphoned about $1.1 million from dozens of families between 2001 and 2004.Some patients also endured additional pain and suffering because they took the herbal tonic provided by Daniel.At trial, experts called by federal prosecutors said chemical tests of the product showed it contained beef extract flavouring and a sunscreen preservative, among other ingredients.“I live with the guilt that I should have seen that none of what she was going through was helping her, but instead was hurting her,” Debra Harris wrote in a letter submitted to the court about her sister Barbara Davis, who was one of Daniel’s patients and who later died. Harris said Daniel’s patients were not only convinced they could be cured, but so were family members who “wanted to believe it just as bad.”Paula Middlebrooks also put her faith in Daniel, who billed her nearly $60,000 over a five-month period to help treat her terminal breast cancer. Eventually, Daniel pronounced Middlebrooks free of cancer and threw her a party. But in reality, the cancer was spreading and Middlebrooks died shortly after she returned to her home in Georgia.Federal prosecutors said Daniel preyed upon people in their most vulnerable state.Daniel “repeatedly demonstrated a merciless and callous indifference to the suffering of her patients and their family members,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Johns wrote in court documents. “It is unlikely that our federal criminal justice system will see the like of defendant Christine Daniel again.” by Greg Risling, The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2013 4:36 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Calif. doctor who promised fake herbal cancer cure sentenced to 14 years in prison read more

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WestJet CEO ramps up antiunion campaign as more join push to organize

WestJet CEO ramps up anti-union campaign as more join push to organize workers CALGARY – The head of WestJet has stepped up his fight against the growing push to unionize the airline’s staff, telling them to resist organized labour’s pitch because it will chomp into their paycheques.In an email sent last Thursday to the company’s 12,000 employees, CEO Gregg Saretsky revealed that five unions are now trying to certify several groups of WestJet workers after its pilots agreed in May to join the Air Line Pilots Association.“Unions are opportunistically trying to grow their businesses by targeting WestJetters,” Saretsky said in the email obtained by The Canadian Press.“Because let’s be clear — unions are a business. They increase their revenue by recruiting new members, and WestJet represents an opportunity to significantly increase their profits.”A spokeswoman for WestJet confirmed the authenticity of the email, adding that it’s part of an effort to ensure staff are “armed with the facts” about unionization.Saretsky took specific aim at union dues, saying WestJet employees stand to pay $16.6 million a year if the unions succeed.“Money that goes toward union bureaucracy and, in part, to organizing efforts at other companies!” he said.“They get nearly $17 million of your money, or $425 million of your money over a 25-year career. What do you get? That’s the question we urge you to ask yourselves. Isn’t it better to get a cheque than a bill?”The president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which is trying to unionize WestJet flight attendants, said Saretsky’s email reflects he is “way out of whack” when it comes to understanding unions.“He’s trying to intimidate workers,” said Mark Hancock.“It’s something similar to what we’ve seen out of companies like Walmart, and some of those other big box companies that hate unions, and will say anything to try and scare off workers from joining a union.”He said CUPE only campaigns at companies after workers approach them, and the benefits it has brought to the 11,500 flight attendants it already represents is a clear rebuttal to Saretsky’s position.Since it was founded in 1996, WestJet has prided itself on a unique relationship with its employees that allows them to partake in profit sharing and other benefits. But that connection has been tested as the company embarks upon expansion plans that some rank-and-file fear could lead to tougher work conditions and an erosion of benefits.The unionization drive includes appeals from Unifor, the United Steelworkers, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the WestJet Professional Flight Attendants Association. It comes at a time of rapid growth for the airline, which is aiming to launch an ultra-low cost carrier and expand their international flight destinations.Follow @ianbickis on Twitter. by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 13, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 13, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Two men charged after robbing business while armed with knife and hammer

first_img Short URL TWO MEN ARE due to appear in court following an armed robbery in Co Sligo. On Thursday at around 12pm, two men wearing balaclavas and armed with a knife and hammer entered a business at Deepwater Quay in Co Sligo. They threatened staff and demanded money. They then left with a sum of money. No one was injured in the incident. Gardaí investigating the robbery conducted searches and arrested two men aged 19 and 24 in the Sligo area that afternoon. They were detained under the provisions of Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Ballymote Garda Station. A car and items connected to the robbery were also seized for examination. Both men are due to appear before a special sitting of Sligo District Court at 7.30pm this evening charged in connect with the robbery. Comments are closed as people have been charged Two men charged after robbing business while armed with knife and hammer The incident happened at Deepwater Quay in Co Sligo on Thursday. Mar 23rd 2019, 1:10 PM Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 1:10 PM Share1 Tweet Email 11,673 Views No Comments center_img Deepwater Quay, Co Sligo Image: Google Maps Deepwater Quay, Co Sligo Image: Google Maps By Hayley Halpin https://jrnl.ie/4557330 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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4yearold run over by lifeguard truck on Coronado Beach

first_img July 9, 2019 Posted: July 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, CORONADO (KUSI) – A 4-year-old girl is in the hospital after she was run over by a lifeguard truck Monday on a Coronado beach, officials said.The accident happened at around 6:15 p.m. at the Coronado Beach and Dog Park, when the truck ran over the girl while the lifeguard was patrolling the beach, according to Coronado Fire Chief Jim Lydon.The girl was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital, where a hospital spokesperson said she was in good condition Monday night, according to media reports.The Coronado Police Department is investigating the accident. KUSI Newsroom 4-year-old run over by lifeguard truck on Coronado Beach Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Courthouse lawn gets green push

first_imgAs far as debuts go, this one was blissfully quiet. At lunchtime Wednesday, people walking by the north lawn of the Clark County Courthouse could talk to friends without raising their voices over the persistent roar of a gas-powered polluter, er, lawn mower.The grass was getting its regular Wednesday trim, but with new push mowers.The county bought four Fiskars Momentum push mowers ($199 each, plus tax), said Brian Loos, the county’s grounds maintenance crew chief. The eco-friendly mowers were pushed by orange-vested crew members who were working off criminal sentences. Previously, a county employee, wearing safety glasses and ear protectors, had been using a riding lawn mower to cut the 40,000 square feet of courthouse lawn. It took him approximately 90 minutes, including time to fuel up and do machine maintenance.With an endless supply of defendants needing to serve work crew hours, the county can afford to take four people to do the work of one, Loos said. “I’m sure everyone around here appreciates the decrease in noise,” said Travis Effinger, Department of Corrections crew chief.Loos said the Fiskars mowers are easier to push than older push mowers; according to the company, push force has been reduced 30 percent. The mowers require far less maintenance than gas or electric mowers, and the steel blades on the Fiskars models don’t need sharpening because they don’t rub against each other so they don’t wear down.Another bonus? “They won’t launch a rock and break a window,” Effinger said.Lawn debateWith the Board of Clark County Commissioners, even grass can be politically divisive.Last year, the board agreed to have grass removed from the Public Service Center, next to the courthouse on Franklin Street. The patches were replanted with native ground cover, shrubs and trees. The cost-cutting move was viewed as environmentally friendly by Commissioner Steve Stuart, a Democrat, who said grass has its place, but that it takes too much time, money, energy and water to keep it looking lush outside of a government building.last_img read more

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Man injured after running into traffic upgraded to serious condition

first_imgA man who was injured on April 18 after running into traffic in the Salmon Creek area and being hit by a car has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at Southwest Washington Medical Center.However, Keenan Moss, 42, of Vancouver remains in intensive care, a nursing supervisor said Wednesday night.Moss reportedly ran into traffic at Northeast 143rd Street and 20th Avenue and was hit by a southbound car about 9 p.m., Dawn Johnson, spokeswoman for Clark County Fire District 6, said in a bulletin. The driver of the vehicle that hit him stopped. Moss suffered a serious head injury, Johnson said.The case is being investigated by the Traffic Unit of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Just before running into traffic and being hit, Moss had been discharged from Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Johnson said.He’d been taken to that hospital a few hours earlier, about 6 p.m. Monday, after witnesses called 911 and said he ran into traffic at East 40th and Main streets, swinging his fists and yelling, the bulletin said.The 6 p.m. incident was within the geographic jurisdiction of the Vancouver Police Department. Johnson said she was told Vancouver police, after the 6 p.m. incident, put a hold on the man because he was believed to be a danger to himself.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.comlast_img read more

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Ronan Gardiner Promoted to Mens Health Publisher

first_imgThis story first appeared on FOLIO: sister site, minonline.Ronan Gardiner, who as Men’s Health advertising director and associate publisher was the top lieutenant to publisher Jack Essig forthe past 6½ years, was elevated to publisher on July 7–one day after Essig left MH and parent Rodale Inc. to join Hearst Magazines as senior VP/publishing director/chief revenue officer of Esquire and the newly formed Men’s Enthusiast Group (Esquire, Popular Mechanics, Car and Driver, Road & Track). Read the rest of the story here.  More on this topic Jack Essig Named Esquire Publishing Director Rodale Cuts 20 Amid Management Restructuring Rodale to Launch Newsstand-Only Magazine for Parents Prevention Publisher to Lead All Magazine Ad Sales for Rodale Hearst, NBCUniversal Partner to Rebrand G4 as Esquire Network Kevin O’Malley Named Elle PublisherJust In Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more

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