Reporting wage theft in WA

first_imgReporting wage theft in WA Western Australian workers can find out how to report deliberate underpayment of wages or entitlements at www.wagetheft.wa.gov.au.The Reporting wage theft in Western Australia website assists workers with how to:seek help with resolving an underpayment issue or unpaid annual or long service leave;report wage theft anonymously to the relevant government department; orseek help with unpaid superannuation.Visit www.wagetheft.wa.gov.au /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Government, Industry regulation, superannuation, theft, underpayment, visit, wage theft, website, Western Australialast_img read more

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Violence Prevention Alliance Empowering Young People

first_imgViolence Prevention Alliance Empowering Young People CultureMarch 23, 2010 RelatedViolence Prevention Alliance Empowering Young People RelatedViolence Prevention Alliance Empowering Young People FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is continuing to empower youths from inner-city communities through the use of technology to help them improve their skills and interpersonal relationships.This time it is through the use of the Autoskills computer software, the acquisition of which was funded through partnership with the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Foundation. The JNBS Foundation purchased the software licence for$1.4 million last year for use in several community centres.The computer software provides users with an individualized, highly effective and scalable literacy intervention solution. It is designed to help struggling students of all ages, skills and abilities, to master the fundamental skills of reading. The Autoskills products use a research-based approach that is proven to generate significant and sustainable gains for at-risk students of all ages.It is currently being used in several learning centres established by the VPA in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, in a number of inner-city communities including Tel Aviv, Jones Town and Rose Town. It is also being used in the JNBS Foundation’s network of all-inclusive resource centres, which provide a stimulating learning environment for youngsters, in four communities – August Town, Maverly, Treasure Beach and Ocho Rios.Special Projects Manager JNBS Foundation, Mrs. Claire Harrisingh, said that as a result of the use of Autoskills, many young persons have made significant improvement in their literacy and numeracy skills and increased their self-confidence.“In Maverley and Treasure Beach, the stigma of illiteracy or difficulty with reading has been removed by providing this (software), which simultaneously improves computer literacy,” Mrs. Harrisingh stated.The St. Andrew South police division recently received two resource centres and Inspector Linval Phoenix, said the facilities would “certainly complement our community policing strategies, as we seek to target at-risk young males, so we can help to channel their energies into more productive areas.”Chairman of the VPA, Dr. Elizabeth Ward, in the meantime, stated that the project is about using technology to bring harmony to the communities. She noted that violence places pressure on the country’s infrastructure.“Violence continues to be the leading cause of death among males, costing the health sector more than $2 billion annually to treat injuries resulting from violence,” she pointed out.Dr. Ward noted that the young people have already reaped a “host of benefits” from the programme, particularly males, many of whom were only functionally literate.“Many young people have been empowered by the knowledge they gain, and it impacts positively on their attitudes. Many of them have also been able to find jobs as a result,” she said.In addition to the literacy and computer skills the youngsters gain, the programme provides linkages to entrepreneurial and job placement opportunities, as well as skills training through the HEART Trust/National Training Agency.Launched in 2004, the VPA is a network of government, non-governmental and community-based organisations, private, international and inter-governmental agencies working together to create a violence-free Jamaica.center_img RelatedViolence Prevention Alliance Empowering Young People Advertisementslast_img read more

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Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Economic Steering Committee announces public forums

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) steering committee will host a series of public forums to gather input from Vermonters on how to leverage and strengthen the State’s outdoor recreation assets to grow the economy. The first is September 12 and they run through October 24.The dates and locations of the public forums are:  Tuesday, September 12th: Best Western Plus, 45 Blush Hill Rd, Waterbury, 6-8 pm.  Monday, September 25th: Island Pond Town Hall, 49 Mill St, Island Pond, 6-8 pm.  Tuesday, October 3rd:  Community College of Vermont, 60 West St, Rutland, 6-8 pm.  Tuesday, October 10th:   St. Albans City Hall, 100 North Main Street, St. Albans, 6-8 pm.  Monday, October 16th:  The Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd, East Dummerston, 6-8 pm.  Monday, October 23rd:  Hartford Town Hall, 171 Bridge St White River Junction, 6-8 pm.  Tuesday, October 24th: West Mountain Inn, 144 W. Mountain Inn Rd, Arlington, 6-8 pm. The public forums will be open house style, and will solicit feedback and ideas on how Vermont might achieve the following principal objectives identified by the private-public steering committee:         Promote business opportunities.        Increase participation opportunities.        Strengthen the quality and extent of our recreational resources.        Strengthen the stewardship of our recreational resources.“We hope that local businesses, public officials, organizations and the public will provide their ideas about specific actions related to our four main objectives,” said Michael Snyder, Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation and VOREC chair.  “VOREC can only be successful through inclusion and collaboration with all stakeholders, so we want to hear from all Vermonters.”  In June, Governor Phil Scott signed an Executive Order (link is external)tasking the 15-member steering committee to provide recommendations on how to promote prudent stewardship and economic growth. Input from public forums will be incorporated into the recommendations.”There is genuine consensus among the VOREC committee that a stronger outdoor recreation economy in Vermont has the ability to benefit other economic sectors across the state as well,” said Drew Simmons, VOREC member and owner of Pale Morning Media in Waitsfield. For people who cannot attend an in-person meeting, or prefer to submit their ideas electronically, an online survey will go live on September 12th on the VOREC webpage: www.fpr.vermont.gov/VOREC(link is external).  For more information about this initiative, please visit www.fpr.vermont.gov/VOREC(link is external). Source: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation 8.24.2017last_img read more

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Steder delivers Ethiopian load

first_imgSteder Group, member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network for Ethiopia, transported one 110-tonne tunnel boring machine (TBM) with dimensions of 5.63 m x 4.25 m x 3.06 m; and two 76.9-tonne TBM grippers measuring 7.33 m x 4.25 m x 3.06 m respectively. Steder Group took delivery of the over-dimensional cargoes and loaded them on to trailers at the port of Djibouti. The destination of the consignment was the Ethiopian Inlands hydro power plant, some 1,500 km away in the Genale Dawa River basin. Due to the poor state of parts of the road network, assistance was from bulldozers was required to prepare the roads for the heavy loads. On certain parts of the journey, only 25 km per day could be achieved. Steder Group successfully delivered the machinery to the jobsite in 14 days. www.stedergroup.comwww.cargoequipmentexperts.comlast_img read more

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10 months agoReal Madrid captain Ramos hits out at Mourinho rumours

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid captain Ramos hits out at Mourinho rumoursby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has hit out at talk of Jose Mourinho replacing coach Santiago Solari.Ramos was in no mood to entertain reporters questions on the Portuguese.”I’m nobody to decide who the Real Madrid coach is,” he said.”We’ve been without Mourinho for five years and you’re still talking about him.”We have the chance to win a title and we’re talking about Mourinho.”A captain doesn’t decide the coaches.” last_img

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10 months agoAC Milan chief Leonardo insists Gattuso safe

first_imgAC Milan chief Leonardo insists Gattuso safeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan technical director Leonardo insists coach Rino Gattuso is safe.There’s been claims Gattuso could be sacked if they fail to beat SPAL.“We never thought about changing Gattuso,” Leonardo said yesterday.“We can deny this general situation. Milan started in a hurry this year, and we’re trying to fix a situation which started that way.“We’re in the running for our objective, which is to finish in the top four. Right now we’re there, and the pessimism Rino talks about is in relation to a moving car that needs fixed.“The owners know the situation, and we need everyone to cooperate and unite.“We need a bit of understand to fix this situation, we’re not going to buy 10 players and suddenly fix everything.“There is no plan to change Gattuso, and Milan have not contacted anyone else.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Scorpio Bulkers Secures USD 855 Mn Loan

first_imgzoom Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has received a commitment for a loan facility of up to USD 85.5 million, the company informed.The commitment was secured from Nordea Bank AB (publ), New York Branch, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB.Scorpio said that it intends to use the loan to finance up to 60% of the market value of the six Ultramax vessels the company decided to acquire.To remind, back in September, Scorpio announced it entered into agreements with Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) to buy six Ultramax vessels.The ships, built at Chengxi Shipyard between 2015 and 2017, will cost Scorpio some USD 142.5 million.As disclosed earlier by Scorpio, the full purchase amount would also be financed by the company’s cash on hand.The loan facility has a final maturity date of February 15, 2023 and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.85% per annum.“The loan facility is subject to customary conditions precedent and the execution of definitive documentation,” the company said.The ships are expected to be delivered to their new owner during the fourth quarter of 2017.Once delivered, Scorpio’s owned fleet will include 52 vessels, consisting of 18 Kamsarmax vessels and 34 Ultramax vessels. The company also time charters-in one Ultramax vessel.last_img read more

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Clothing retailer JCrews chief executive stepping down

first_imgWASHINGTON — The chief executive of J.Crew Group Inc. is stepping down.The clothing retailer says in an announcement that the departure of James Brett, a retail veteran who took the top job in 2017, was by mutual agreement between Brett and the company’s board of directors.In a statement, Brett says that despite a recent brand relaunch which was showing positive results, he and the company’s board were “unable to bridge our beliefs on how to continue to evolve all aspects the company.”The company said Brett’s responsibilities will be assumed by four senior J.Crew executives, including Michael Nicholson, the company’s president and chief operating officer.The Associated Presslast_img

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City of Fort St John raises flag in honour of Pride milestone

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City of Fort St. John Council and the North Peace Pride Society held a Pride flag raising outside of City Hall on Friday, May 17.According to the Pride Society, the purpose of the flag raising ceremony is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Decriminalization of same-sex relationships in Canada.Mayor Lori Ackerman says it is an important day to fly the flag, adding that she almost lost her brother 30 years ago due to discrimination towards homosexuals. “This is a remarkable day for us, and Fort St. John, to be able to fly the flag. I think it’s extremely important. I want to thank all of you for the work that you have done over the years. 30 years ago, I almost lost a brother because of his fear and I can say now that he is happy and healthy, so thank you so much.”LGBTQ organizations across Canada have raised Pride flags in recognition of this point in Canadian history.The fourth Annual Pride Walk will be taking place on Saturday, June 1.The Walk will start at the WY Centennial Park near CM Finch School and will travel down 100 Street to Centennial Park.For more information, you can visit the North Peace Pride Society’s Facebook page.last_img read more

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Galaxy Gazing hosted by Northern Environmental Action Team

first_imgGalaxy Gazing is a family-friendly event. Tickets for adults are $10 ticket and free children 16 years of age and younger. Spaces are limited to 15 people.Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars or a telescope if they have one as we will be gazing from the back deck.To view the FB Event; CLICK HERE. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The second Galaxy Gazing Event hosted by the Northern Environmental Action Team, offered by Bruce Kosugi, a local astronomy aficionado is taking place this week.On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 pm (cloud dates Oct. 3, 2019) you can learn about constellations in the northern hemisphere.There will be instruction on how to best view the night sky and how humans impact how they see the world around them.last_img

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