Single mothers and the night shift

first_imgDear Editor,I do not think that the proposal being advanced by the Social Protection Ministry, through its minister responsible for labour, is possible at this juncture. The fact is that too many women need to work to supplement their families, as they are the sole bread-winners of their households.It is the opinion of this writer that Keith Scott has moved with emotion, love and respect for our women. It is known that at times emotionality can affect our judgement, but at the same time, it can lead to new and greater discoveries.As I see it, the Minister is moved by particularly single-parent mothers working in the nights, and he has zeroed in on particularly security personnel. But in all fairness to the gentleman, in his introduction at the Meeting held at the Ministry of Labour with Private Security Firms on August 24, 2017, he gave evidence of nurses working at nights and the effects it has on their psyche and general demeanour.I wish to state several points in response to the Honorable Minister. During the meeting, I suggested to the minister several divergent views which some viewed as sarcastic; but nevertheless, I know we have to face the reality and the existence of the situation in Guyana. The fact remains that there are Policewomen, nurses, soldiers, pilots, drivers and restaurant workers who are single mothers. So, while the concern and love is appreciated from the minister, to this writer it does not seem practical.Indeed, I signed the document proposed by the Ministry for two reasons: out of respect, and for the principle of the idea. I also believe that he should appeal to the hospitals in Guyana to curtail the use of nurses at nights; his example to show the detriments to women’s health was based on nurses, so it would be pertinent for the Ministry to meet with the organizers of the hospital industry.In my speech, I made a proposal to the Minister and his cabinet: that they can insert a line item in the budget which would pay these single mothers to stay at home and to bring up very moral, educated and decent children. That would be the best way to go. Of course, the audience and the head table were very silent and paid rapt attention. The agreement will cause private security firms to become more conscious of the shifts and conditions women will work.I am advising Government Ministers and employers of single mothers, who are thinking to limit women in this manner, to face reality and smell the odour of a brewing strong cup of coffee. In the words of an ‘old head’ in this industry: “Women are the backbone of the security industry, Police Force and the army. If they want to work, no one can tell them not to.”Again, to be fair to Minister Scott, he did reiterate this point. In my view, all security employers of single mothers must provide proper training (inclusive of self-defence and profiling) and place them at safer locations. I wish to advise that there are many Government locations without guard huts and toilets, and fences are dilapidated and useless. These issues need to be dealt with seriously if we are to help these security guards.In Northern (United States and Canada) and European countries, women would have fought assiduously for many decades to have the right to be a part of the Police Force and army. Therefore, if we place a restriction on single mothers and their working hours, critics will argue that this goes against the women’s liberation movements and gender discrimination activism.I do not think that this initiative was studied enough for implementation to be forthcoming. I encourage the Government to review this decision, and address the concerns so that we understand the plans of the Government for single mothers and women in the future.Yours sincerely,Roshan Khan Snr.last_img read more

Kalei Mau a perfect fit for Cargo Movers

first_imgVaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Benefits of township living Kalei Mau over Joy Dacoron and Roselle Dacoron. PSL PHOTOF2 Logistics seemed to have found the missing piece in Filipino-American hitter Kalei Mau.The 24-year-old from Kahaluu, Hawaii, fits the the role of solid open spiker for the Cargo Movers, who are now lording it over the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference with nine wins in total.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian The 6-foot-2 Mau, who is already in the national team, has become the main scoring option for the formidable F2 Logistics, whose core is composed of the top alumni of La Salle.Mau knocked down 15 points to power F2 over streaking Foton (25-17, 25-12, 25-23) late on Thursday.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThat kept the Cargo Movers unbeaten and at the top of the standings going into the important part of the preliminary round. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Monitoring team formed to oversee SEAG money LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Jagdeo challenges Phillips to fact-based debate on racism

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is maintaining that African Guyanese benefited tremendously under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration and is prepared to engage in a fact-based debate with anyone who contends otherwise.He was at the time responding to Dr Eric Phillips, who serves as a Director of the State Assets Recovery Unit and Head of the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), for what he described as attempts to polarise Guyanese by peddling racism.The Opposition Leader accused Phillips of being among other Government-aligned persons who preach that Afro-Guyanese were discriminated against under the previous Administration.But the former President argued that any independent assessment would prove that Afro-Guyanese achieved more under the PPP than in any other period in Guyanese history.“We’re prepared to engage on a fact-based analysis in terms of access to land, Afro-Guyanese owned in that period more land than ever before; in terms of vehicles purchased … in terms of black-owned businesses, the greatest part came out in that period,” he stated.He noted too that a large number of Afro-Guyanese accumulated wealth under the PPP/C.“Look at Nigel’s Supermarket, which started under the PPP. It grew to the pinnacle under the PPP and now it’s failing. There are hundreds of similar businesses,” he stated.Jagdeo said he was ready to challenge anyone on this matter as he has facts to debunk the allegations of racism against Afro-Guyanese, once and for all.“But we are not going to win with people who have a racist agenda and who want to polarise the country,” he stated.Jagdeo had previously recalled that the predominantly Afro-Guyanese Public Sector had been eventually pauperised owing to the devaluation of the Guyana dollar in the 1980s that had resulted in a decline in the minimum wage to US$25.00.He had noted too that the predominantly Afro-Guyanese town of Linden got a brand new hospital, two new secondary schools, new housing schemes at Amelia’s Ward and Block 22, a new potable water supply system and subsidised electricity.Other achievements by Afro-Guyanese, he listed, were access to land, public service jobs and home ownership. “I am proud of our record, how we have moved this country forward and a lot of our people; in fact, all of our people, made progress,” he had stated.last_img read more

Nottingham Forest sign Chelsea’s Kane on loan

first_img1 Nottingham Forest have used their Sky Bet Transfer Fund to sign defender Todd Kane on loan from Chelsea.The 21-year-old full-back will spend the rest of the season at the City Ground and will join up with his new team-mates on Thursday.The £250,000 prize was awarded to Forest last month when fan Shaun Lander won the Sky Bet random draw at Wembley.Forest manager Stuart Pearce said: “Todd is a player we know well and we are all looking forward to working with him.“He will be a huge asset to the team and I’d like to thank Shaun Lander for participating in the Sky Bet Transfer Fund and helping the club to sign Todd.”Lander, a landscape gardener who also won £5,000, said: “As a fan, I’m absolutely delighted I’ve played my part in helping to bring Todd Kane to the club – and all just by placing a £1 bet.“Hopefully he can help our push for a play-off place.”Former England youth international Kane has yet to appear for Chelsea but has had previous loan spells at Preston and Blackburn and made seven appearances for Bristol City earlier this term.Forest are currently subject to the Football League’s Financial Fair Play embargo, but clubs are still permitted to register new players if they have 24 or fewer established players (players aged 21 or over that have made at least five starting appearances for the club) but only if the annual employee costs of the player being signed are less than £600,000. Todd Kane in action for Bristol City last_img read more

Predicted West Ham line-up v Everton: Exciting 3-4-3 to beat Toffees?

first_img 16. Mark Noble (centre midfield) 2. Winston Reid (centre back) – click the right arrow, above, to see the entire predicted West Ham line-up in squad number order 13. Adrian (goalkeeper) 11 14. Pedro Obiang (centre midfield) 8. Cheikhou Kouyate (centre back) 11 11 11 30. Michail Antonio (centre attack) 27. Dimitri Payet (left attack) 11 11 West Ham will be hoping to continue their good run of form on Sunday when they face Everton at Goodison Park, a game which you can listen to live on talkSPORT.The Hammers head into the match on the back of an excellent 2-1 win over Chelsea in the EFL Cup, whilst their league form has started to improve following a tough start to the season.Since a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton at the end of September, head coach Slaven Bilic has decided to switch his team around and start utilising a 3-4-3 system.This new formation has seen the Hammers go four games unbeaten – conceding only two goals in that same spell – picking up seven points from three league matches on top of the Cup win over the Blues.This weekend, Bilic will be looking to continue this rise up the table by claiming all three points against Everton, who suffered a 2-1 loss to Burnley last weekend.Andre Ayew is ready for selection again having returned from injury as a substitute in the win over Chelsea, but he is unlikely to start as Bilic looks to ease him back to full match fitness.Gokhan Tore, Sam Byram, Arthur Masuaku and Andy Carroll are currently on the injury list.But who will Bilic select to take on the Toffees?Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted line-up for West Ham, in squad number order… 11 3. Aaron Cresswell (left wing back) 11 10. Manuel Lanzini (right attack) 11 31. Edimilson Fernandes (right wing back) 11 21. Angelo Ogbonna (centre back) 11last_img read more

School district eyes site

first_imgWestside in 2004 considered moving Rancho Vista School a mile west to the Avenue N-8 site to make room for an expansion of adjacent Hillview Middle School. But trustees said later that parents might not like the idea because it would move Rancho Vista from the center of the community to its outer edge. In May, the board discussed with the city of Palmdale the possibility of acquiring three acres proposed for a neighborhood park to expand overcrowded Esperanza School. The district could obtain the parcel either through buying it from the city or a land swap involving the Avenue N-8 site. City officials were noncommittal, saying residents had to be canvassed before any decision was made. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The district now has 11 schools and 8,700 students. Other options being considered include pursuing a new bond issue; adopting a multitrack, year-round schedule, and changing school attendance boundaries. The cost of erecting a temporary school at the 10-acre site at Avenue N-8 and 52nd Street West would be about $18 million. Since the bond’s defeat, trustees also have discussed developing an overall strategy on securing financing, including applying for state hardship funding. A temporary school would take in students from Del Sur, Rancho Vista and Sundown schools, Rossall said. Rancho Vista’s boundaries then would be moved to take in students from Esperanza, which opened three years ago. LANCASTER – The Westside Union School District is eyeing 10 acres it owns in west Palmdale as a site for a temporary school to help ease overcrowding at neighboring campuses. The district is considering several options as it deals with the rejection by voters in June of Measure K, a $67.5 million school construction bond. “We are hoping to bring down (student enrollment at) Esperanza,” Superintendent Regina Rossall said. “It’s going to be almost 1,300 kids on a campus built for 750.” Expecting 4,000 more students in the next five years, Westside officials wanted to pass the bond measure to raise enough money to build three elementary schools and a middle school. last_img read more

Dortmund eye Mourinho as next boss and he’s already learning German

first_imgJose Mourinho has not been short of job offers since being axed by Manchester United last December.The 56-year-old most recently turned down Lyon’s advances with the Ligue 1 side’s president, Jean-Michel Aulas, claiming ‘The Special One’ had already accepted an offer from another club. While there has been no development on that assertion to date, German publication Bild report the Portuguese is being lined up to take over at Borussia Dortmund.The Bundesliga giants are rumoured to be in ‘regular contact’ with Mourinho, who is interestingly already starting to learn German.He is currently working as a pundit on Sky Sports, but the appeal of returning to a big European club, which boast stars such as Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus may be too hard to refuse.Bild further claim that Mourinho is Dortmund’s no.1 choice to take over from Lucien Favre, whose side have made an indifferent start to the season.Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has already spoken with Mourinho, but former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick is also in the frame.Mourinho, who has also managed Chelsea and Real Madrid, would have to take a considerable drop in wages should he be offered the job. latest Dortmund would be unable to offer a financial package anywhere near to the reported £24million-a-year he earned at Old Trafford.In a recent interview, Mourinho revealed he was ready to return to the dugout – on one condition.“The only thing I know is what I don’t want,” he said. “What I don’t want is crystal clear.“What I want – the general profile of it of course – but I cannot say clubs and country.“I am quite pathological in this sense that I have to play to win.” getty images Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Ajax vs Chelsea (Wednesday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Nottingham Forest vs Hull (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Genk vs Liverpool (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTPartizan Belgrade vs Manchester United (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTSheffield Wednesday vs Leeds (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Burnley vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion changes SORRY ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is in line to take over at Borussia Dortmund center_img scrap The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 MOST READ IN FOOTBALL LIVE on talkSPORT Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week 1 PAYBACK Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos revealed appointed LATEST last_img read more

Ballyshannon Chamber Christmas draw a huge success

first_imgBallyshannon Business Chamber were delighted to hold the Big Prize Christmas Draw last Friday night 23rd in Dorrians Imperial Hotel. The Business Chamber were inundated with boxes stuffed full of entries, and were so delighted how many of the businesses got behind the draw.The Chamber has worked hard this year, to add a festive cheer to the town from the lights, the market, the street music, the Bonanza draw and a big push on social media, radio and advertising for all of our members. And there was a great response from people in return, with many comments such as “There was a great community spirit and it is that community spirit that will keep us all going” Brid Kelly, Nirvana restaurant.The winners drawn were as follows1st Prize €500 Lorraine Warnock, Cliffony2nd Prize €300 Tracey Flood, Ballyshannon3rd Prize €200 Eileen Carr, Donegal Town4th Prize €3BB 2 D, (Whites Hotel Group) Teresa Judge, LagheyAs you can see from our winners there is only one from Ballyshannon, but the range of entries came from far and wide. There were customers from Manorhamilton, Belleek, Donegal town, Grange, Kiltyclogher, Ballintra and even as far afield as Ballybofey. So it just goes to show that people will travel for the good value, good selection and service that they receive in Ballyshannon. The Ballyshannon Business Chamber, in conjunction with Erne Enterprise, would like to thank all of all of the businesses and customers who made it a fantastic Christmas, and we urge shoppers to check out the bargains galore that are available this January.Ballyshannon Chamber Christmas draw a huge success was last modified: December 28th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Applicable Terminal Charge and SIFL Rates for Determining Value of Noncommercial Flights on Employer-Provided Aircraft Issued (Rev. Rul. 2016-24)

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe IRS has released the applicable terminal charge and the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) mileage rates for determining the value of noncommercial flights on employer-provided aircraft in effect for the second half of 2016 for purposes of the taxation of fringe benefits. The value of a flight is determined under the base aircraft valuation formula by multiplying the SIFL cents-per-mile rates applicable for the period during which the flight was taken by the appropriate aircraft multiple provided in Reg. §1.61-21(g)(7) and then adding the applicable terminal charge.For flights taken during the period from July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, the terminal charge is $37.68, and the SIFL rates are: $.2061 per mile for the first 500 miles, $.1572 per mile 501 through 1,500 miles, and $.1511 per mile over 1,500 miles.Rev. Rul. 2016-24, 2016FED ¶46,411Other References:Code Sec. 61CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶5907.04CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶5907.042CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶5907.50Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC COMPEN: 33,202.10last_img read more

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