1-A through 3-A State Track Report: Day 1

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Friday, the 1-A through 3-A schools competing at the Utah High School Activities Association state track and field championships began on what was their first day of competition at Robison Track on the campus of Brigham Young University.For the first time, this is a 3-day competition in order to accommodate six classifications in Utah high school athletics. As it turns out, Saturday competition will consist entirely of 1-A through 3-A events as 4-A through 6-A, which started Thursday, will conclude Friday.After the first day of action, the 1-A girls’ title appears to be in Panguitch’s grasp. The Bobcats have 50 points to second-place Milford’s 17. Wayne is in sixth with 4 points. The 1-A boys’ leader is Panguitch with 28 points and Bryce Valley is second with 24 points. Wayne is fifth with 16 points.In 2-A girls action, Millard is first with 22.5 points, North Summit is second with 19 points and Beaver is third with 16 points. North Sevier is fifth with 14 points and Wasatch Academy is seventh with 9 points.The 2-A boys’ lead currently belongs to Altamont with 35 points and Beaver is in second with 30 points. Millard is fourth with 22 points and Kanab is sixth with 8 points.The 3-A lead for the girls belongs to Grand with 26. 1 points and Juab is second with 20.6 points.Finally, in the 3-A boys’ standings, Grand has 31 points, Morgan is second with 18 points. Delta is fifth with 15 points and Manti is sixth with 13 points.In the 2-A boys’ javelin, the first finals event for the small schools, Jaxon Wardle of Millard placed third, while Beaver’s Tyler Griffiths finished fourth.The 1-A girls’ 1600-meter run championship was won by Panguitch’s Taylia Norris in a time of 5:22.94, while her teammate, Jordan Bennett, placed third. Milford’s Kinley Spaulding finished second and her teammate, Akaydeh Livingston, placed fifth.In the 2-A girls’ 1600-meter run championship run, Samantha Williams of Beaver placed third, while Millard’s Katy Kelly and Audrey Camp finished fourth and fifth, respectively.In the 3-A girls’ 1600-meter run, the highest finisher from the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area was Richfield’s Jamie Holt in ninth place and Juab’s LorraLyn Bronson placed 13th overall.The boys’ 1-A 1600-meter championship saw Panguitch’s Porter Schoppe place fourth and Easton Syrett of Bryce Valley finished sixth overall.In the boys’ 2-A 1600-meter championship run, Millard’s Shane Woodard placed fifth overall.Richfield’s Hayden Harward is the 3-A boys’ 1600-meter champion in a time of 4:19.08 and Jordan Cheney of Manti placed sixth overall in the event.In the 100-meter hurdles prelims, 1-A’s top seed is Kapri Orton of Panguitch with Brynnli Nelson of Wayne going in as the #2 seed. Hallie Palmer of Panguitch goes in as the #4 seed. In the 2-A 100-meter hurdles prelims, North Sevier’s Mayci Torgerson is the #1 seed and Carsyn Button of Kanab is 2nd. Millard’s Rylee Miller also qualified as the #9 seed. In 3-A, Richfield’s Melissa Crane is the #1 seed and Natalie Tolbert of Juab is 4th. The #5 seed in 3-A is Savannah Nielson of Delta and the #9 seed in 3-A is Bridgette Christensen of Delta. Because Robison Track has 9 lanes, nine competitors are allowed to advance to the finals in their respective event on the track.The boys’ 110-meter hurdles prelims saw Panguitch’s Kanyon Lamb as 1-A’s top overall seed in this event while Milford’s Colton Pomerinke (#2 seed), Jake Hardy (#3 seed) and Hayden Wright (#8 seed) also made the finals. Also, Logan Stevens of Wayne is the #4 seed while Panguitch’s Jevin Savage and Boston Englestead are the #5 and #6 seeds respectively and Wayne’s Stran Beeler also qualified as the #7 seed.In the 2-A boys’ 110-meter hurdles prelims, Kanab’s Matt Glover is the #2 seed, Tilden Kesler of Millard is the #7 seed and Wasatch Academy’s Ben Cottam is the #9 seed.In the 3-A boys’ 110-meter hurdles prelims, Jaymen Brough of Delta is the #1 seed and Macray Stevens of Juab is the #3 seed. Josh Blauer and Trevor Robinson of Manti are the #6 and #8 seeds, respectively in this event.In the girls’ 100-meter dash prelims, the #2 seed in 1-A is Piute’s Mickell Morgan with Morgan Platt of Bryce Valley placing third. Madysen Griffiths of Milford is the #6 seed and Vanessa Delgado of Piute is the #7 seed. Jaycee Rose of Milford is the #9 seed.In 2-A, Kanab’s Carsyn Button is the #4 seed headed into the girls’ 100-meter dash finals Saturday while Brooklyn Crum of Beaver is in fifth and Kanab’s Bethany Nording is the #7 seed.The 3-A #1 seed in the girls’ 100-meter dash is Isabelle Hightower of North Sanpete in 12.52 seconds, while Ronnie Walker of Juab is the #2 seed, Passion Reitz of Richfield is the #3 seed and Jordyn Nielson of Delta is the #4 seed, while Delta’s Dani Nelson is the #6 seed.In the 3-A girls’ discus, Delta’s Brinley Henrie placed fifth overall, earning a medal with a toss of 95-11.25 feet.The 1-A boys’ javelin title was won by Panguitch’s Bryson Marshall with a toss of 163-03.75 feet, while Bryce Valley’s Easton Syrett finished second. Milford’s Trae Williamson placed third and Panguitch’s Dallen Torgersen and Jaren Frandsen placed fifth and sixth respectively.In the 2-A girls’ high jump, North Sevier’s Mayci Torgerson won the state title with a leap of 5 feet 5 inches and Millard’s Rylee Miller also medaled, tying for fifth.The boys’ 1-A 100-meter dash’s #1 seed is Valley’s Cameron Franklin with Bryce Valley’s Austyn Brinkerhoff as the #3 seed. Milford’s Bret Beebe is the #4 seed and Gaige Hardy of Milford is the #9 overall seed. In 2-A, Turner Koyle of Millard is the #1 seed in the boys’ 100 meter dash and Wyatt Houston of Kanab is third overall. North Sevier’s Riley Ogden is the #5 seed and Cole Marshall of Beaver is the #7 seed.Delta’s Dallin Draper ran a 10.56 in his heat of the 100-meter dash to be the #1 seed for the 3-A championship Saturday. Parker Hightower is the #4 seed, representing North Sanpete in this event.In the girls’ 1-A 400-meter prelims, Piute’s Emily Morgan (#1 seed), Vanessa Delgado (#2 seed) and Mickell Morgan (#4 seed) are all in good shape for Saturday’s final. Tana Frandsen of Panguitch is the #6 seed and Bryce Valley’s Maycee Brinkerhoff is the #7 seed.In 2-A, Gunnison’s Jade Wimmer is the #1 overall seed for the 400-meter for the girls, Millard’s Katy Kelly is the #4 seed and Kanab’s Bethany Nording is the #8 seed. In 3-A, Passion Reitz of Richfield is the #1 seed for the girls in the 400 and Bayli Heap of Juab is fifth overall. Linzy Flinders of North Sanpete is the #7 seed and Kaylie Jenson of South Sevier is the #8 seed.For the 1-A boys in the 400, Valley’s Cameron Franklin is the #1 seed, Kanyon Lamb of Panguitch is #2 and Milford’s Bryson Barnes and Russell Walker are the respective #3 and #5 seeds. Trevor Wolfley of Panguitch also made the final as the #7 seed in this event.In the girls’ 3-A high jump, Mackenzie Jones of South Sevier is the champion with a leap of 5 feet 1 inch. Lillian Reese and Rhiannon West of Juab tied for second and Delta’s Kiysa Gorley tied for fifth. Jones, despite only being a sophomore, has gone back-to-back as a champion in this event.In the 2-A boys’ 400 prelims, Turner Koyle of Millard is the #1 overall seed, Nathan DeSpain of Millard is third, Spencer Williams of Beaver is the #4 seed, Kanab’s Jarom Johnson is the #8 seed and Beaver’s Hunter Carter is the #9 seed.The boys’ #1 seed in the 400 in 3-A is Delta’s Dallin Draper, with Richfield’s Kade Jensen at #4. Jonathan Monsen of Richfield is the #6 seed and  Manti’s Riley Searle and Jaden Sterner are the #7 and #9 seeds respectively headed into Saturday’s final in this event.In the 1-A girls’ discus event, Kambree Fullmer of Panguitch is the champion with a toss of  98-07.50 feet. Kiesa Miller of Panguitch placed second, with their teammate, Abbey Blevins, placing third.The girls’ 1-A 300-meter hurdles #1 seed, ahead of Saturday competition, is Kapri Orton of Panguitch. Her teammate, Halli Palmer is the #3 seed and Kinley Spaulding of Milford is the #4 seed. Joesi Rowley and Aliza Woolsey are the #5 and #6 seeds respectively, of Milford and Lexi Griffin of Panguitch is the #9 seed.Mayci Torgerson of North Sevier is the girls’ 2-A 300-meter hurdles #1 seed and Rylee Miller of Millard is #9 overall in this event to also qualify for the Saturday finals.Delta’s Savannah Nielson is the 3-A #1 seed in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles and her teammate Adi Nielson is the #2 seed. Richfield’s Passion Reitz is the 3rd seed while Krista Nielson and Natalie Tolbert are the respective #4 and #5 seeds, representing Juab. Melissa Crane of Richfield is the #6 seed and Mackenzie Jones of South Sevier is the #9 overall seed in this event.In the 2-A boys’ shot put, Beaver’s Austin Carter had a toss of 64 feet (the best in Utah this year) to win the crown. His teammate, Treyson Harris, placed second, with Shaw Coombs of Beaver placing fourth overall.Trey Brough of Delta placed second overall in the 3-A boys’ long jump, postin ga leap of 20-02.25 feet.The boys’ 3oo-meter hurdles leader in 1-A after prelims is Panguitch’s Kanyon Lamb. Colton Pomerinke is second, representing Milford and Wayne’s Logan Stevens is the #3 seed. Gaige Hardy of Milford is the #4 seed and Panguitch’s Boston Englestead and Jevin Savage are the #5 and #6 seeds, respectively. Wayne’s Stran Beeler is the #7 seed overall in this event headed into Saturday’s finals.In 2-A, Matt Glover of Kanab is the #1 overall seed in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles and his teammate, Dustin Bistline, is the #4 seed. Millard’s Tilden Kesler and Sam Marshal are the #2 and #3 seeds, respectively, in this event. Ben Cottam of Wasatch Academy is the #7 seed.In 3-A, Delta’s Jaymen and Trey Brough are the #3 and #4 seeds, respectively, in the 300-meter hurdles for Saturday competition. Macray Stevens of Juab is the #5 seed and Cooper Parry of Manti checks in as the #8 seed in this event.In the 1-A girls’ medley, Panguitch’s girls won the title in a time of 4:29.02. The Bobcats’ stars in this event included Lexi Griffin, Kiesa Miller, Tana Frandsen, Taylia Norris, Abbey Blevins and Kapri Orton. Wayne placed sixth overall in this event.The 2-A girls’ medley saw Beaver win the title in 4:26.65. The Beavers were paced by Brooklyn Crum, Linley White, Kaitlyn Hemond, Samantha Williams and Sophia Almeida in this event.In the 3-A girls’ medley, Juab placed second with a time of 4:26.05. The Wasps in this event were Krista Nielson, Willow Kay, Bayli Heap, Marissa Hall, Emelia Anderson and Whitney Slater.The 1-A boys’ medley title was won by Milford in 3:47.96 as Wayne placed second and Bryce Valley was third. The Tigers’ team consists of Gaige Hardy, Paxton Henrie, Russell Walker, Bryson Barnes, Michael Roxburgh and Hayden Wright.In 2-A, the Millard boys won the the medley title in 3:47.97. The Eagles’ team consists of Sam Marshal, Tilden Kesler, Jayce Thompson, Nathan Despain and Jaren Camp. Kanab placed second, also medaling in the event, posting a time of 3:48.60.In a time of 3:36.55, Manti’s boys won the 3-A medley championship. This stalwart Templars’ team is comprised of Cooper Parry, Lance Fowles, Jaden Sterner, Riley Searle, Keenan Moulton and Tyler Takieaho.In the girls’ 1-A 200 prelims, Panguitch’s Kapri Orton is the #2 seed in this event. Emily Morgan of Piute is the #3 seed and Jaycee Rose and Madysen Griffiths are the #5 and #9 seeds respectively, representing Milford.In the 2-A girls’ 200 prelims, Gunnison’s Jade Wimmer is the #3 seed headed into Saturday’s final. Brooklyn Crum of Beaver is the #6 seed and Kanab’s Bethany Nording is the #7 seed overall.The 3-A girls’ 200 prelims are led by Juab’s Ronnie Walker, the #1 overall seed into Saturday’s final. Isabelle Hightower of North Sanpete is the #2 seed while Dani Nielson of Delta is the #4 seed. Passion Reitz of Richfield is the #5 seed and Jordyn Nielson of Delta is the #7 seed.The 3-A boys’  shot put saw Chase Fowles of Delta place third, while Reese Darrington of Juab finished fourth.In the 1-A boys’ long jump, Wayne’s Wyatt Van Orden placed second and Austyn Brinkerhoff of Bryce Valley finished third. Milford’s Jake Hardy placed sixth overall in the event.Valley’s Cameron Franklin is the #1 seed in the boys’ 200-meter dash headed into Saturday’s competition. Bret Beebe is the #3 overall seed and Bryce Valley’s Austyn Brinkerhoff is #4 overall. Kanyon Lamb of Panguitch is the #5 overall seed, Jake Hardy of Milford is #6 and Milford’s Russell Walker is #9 overall.The meet resumes Saturday with championships determined in every event that one has not already been decided in. May 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local 1-A through 3-A State Track Report: Day 1center_img Written bylast_img read more

Image of the Day: Ships En Route to RIMPAC

first_imgThe Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), front, pulls away as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) approaches the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), center. View post tag: RIMPAC View post tag: News by topic July 1, 2014 View post tag: En Route Image of the Day: Ships En Route to RIMPAC View post tag: Navy View post tag: Image of the Daycenter_img View post tag: ships View post tag: Naval The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is conducting a replenishment-at-sea with Rainier. The ships are en route to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 01, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin Knight Authorities Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Ships En Route to RIMPAC last_img read more

New Initiative on Climate Engineering Awarded by Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

first_imgThe Weatherhead Center for International Affairs recently awarded $250,000 to fund a new Weatherhead Initiative on Climate Engineering. The Center funds the Initiative through its Weatherhead Initiative Research Cluster in International Affairs grant, which supports large-scale and groundbreaking research in the realm of international affairs.The initiative is led by Principal Investigator David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Joshua Horton, research director of geoengineering at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, will serve as project manager. Additional Harvard and non-Harvard faculty members round out a robust research team.Climate engineering, or geoengineering, is the deliberate, large-scale alteration of the climate system to counteract climate change caused by accumulating greenhouse gases. This new initiative will address some of the pertinent questions about climate change that fall outside the confines of the natural sciences, such as implications for politics, governance, economics, security, game theory, and more. By addressing these global topics, the research team hopes to fill in gaps in the existing literature. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Top-Rated Support Solutions for Your Dell EMC Storage Products

first_imgWe strive to provide our customers with easy access to valuable, proactive support content. In an effort to enable you with relevant support resources with greater speed and efficiency, our Customer Support team has gathered top-rated product support recommendations for some of Dell EMC’s most widely-used storage products. Every month, we publish leading support topics regarding a wide variety of products and provide helpful content on the Dell EMC Community Network (DECN) to enable you to get proactive about troubleshooting common technical challenges. These Top Services Topics include content harvested from popular Knowledge Base articles, DECN product support forum posts, troubleshooting guides, Online Support searches, and more.Where Can You Find Top Services Topics?To locate popular support topics for your storage product, you can search the DECN (search for “Top Services Topics”), visit the Online Support site By Product pages, or reference the list below which reflects all Top Services Topic resources currently available by product. Want to stay updated when new service topics are added for your products? Simply click “Follow” on the Top Services Topic page of your choice and you will be automatically updated via email notification when new topics are published monthly. Follow us on Twitter @DellEMCsupport for daily links to Top Service Topics, as well and product tech tips, troubleshooting advice, product support videos, how-to’s, and more.AppSyncAvamarConnectrixData DomainData Computing Appliance (DCA)Data Protection Advisor (DPA)Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS)NetWorkerPowerPathRecoverPointScaleIOSMARTSSourceOneUnityViPR ControllerViPR SRMVMAXVNX/VNXeVPLEXVxRackVxRailXtremIOlast_img read more

Whose call is it?

first_img Whose call is it? Whose call is it? February 15, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img In determining the difference between whether a proposed law or rule is substantive (and under the jurisdiction of the legislature) or procedural (and under Supreme Court control), court officials say the benchmark is Allen v. Butterworth, 756 So.2d 52 (Fla. 2000).In that opinion, former Chief Justice Major B. Harding, writing for the court, said, “Article V, Section 2(a) states that the Florida Supreme Court has exclusive authority to ‘adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts, including the time for seeking appellate review.’ The Legislature has the authority to repeal judicial rules by a two-thirds vote, but the authority to initiate rules rests with the Court. See Johnson v. State, 336 So. 2d 93, 95 (Fla. 1976); art. V § 2(a), Fla. Const.“Generally, the legislature has the power to enact substantive law, while the Court has the power to enact procedural law. See Johnson. In In re Rules of Criminal Procedure [272 So. 2d at 66], Justice Adkins provided the following definition for substantive law and procedural law:“Practice and procedure encompass the course, form, manner, means, method, mode, order, process or steps by which a party enforces substantive rights or obtains redress for their invasion. ‘Practice and procedure’ may be described as the machinery of the judicial process as opposed to the product thereof.“Examination of many authorities leads me to conclude that substantive law includes those rules and principles which fix and declare the primary rights of individuals as respects their persons and their property. As to the term ‘procedure,’ I conceive it to include the administration of the remedies available in cases of invasion of primary rights of individuals. The term ‘rules of practice and procedure’ includes all rules governing the parties, their counsel and the Court throughout the progress of the case from the time of its initiation until final judgment and its execution.”Harding went on to write that the act was largely unconstitutional because “most of its provisions attempt to prescribe the ‘course, form, manner, means, method, mode, order, process or steps’ by which a capital inmate’s habeas corpus rights are asserted in Florida Courts. . . . The introductions to section 8 and 9 actually concede this point: ‘This section shall regulate the procedures in actions for capital postconviction relief commencing after the effective date of this act unless and until such procedures are revised by rule or rules adopted by the Florida Supreme Court which specifically reference this section.’”last_img read more

Privacy versus open records

first_img Privacy versus open records s Jan Pudlow Associate Editor A constitutional balancing act is being juggled by the Supreme Court’s Committee on Privacy and Court Records—and the group wants to hear from you.In the Florida Constitution, there is both a provision for privacy and for open records.And it is Jon Mills’ job—as chair of this diverse group of lawyers, judges, court clerks, court administrators, and representatives of the First Amendment Foundation—to help find the middle ground when it comes to court records in this rapidly changing electronic age.“First of all, transparency and openness of the court process is fundamental to our American justice system,” said Mills, director of the Center for Government Responsibility and dean emeritus and professor of law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.“What we are dealing with is how information that is made part of court records and part of litigation and other issues not regarding litigation, how that information is made available to the public.”Vast amounts of information about individuals—everything from Social Security numbers misused for identity theft to personal financial records in divorce cases ferreted out by investment scammers to details about minor children a pedophile could seize—could be gleaned from Web sites and downloaded on home computers.“What used to be something buried in a file in practical obscurity can now be available on the Internet to anyone,” Mills said. “So there is a real and logical concern about the presence of information that would invade privacy.”On the other hand, Florida has a long proud history of Government in the Sunshine and its open records law, and public records are essential to the fair administration of justice.If the information is available in a court case by personally sifting through the paper file at the courthouse, should it not be equally available on-line?Good question, says Mills.“Someone used as an example that there are cameras in the courtroom and there is sitting in the courtroom. You don’t have the right to sit in the courtroom, because there are limits to how many people it can hold. So there is a self-limited access in giving information a certain way,” he said.“Are you entitled to get all the information the way you want it? Or are you only entitled to the information?”He adds: “I supposed in a high-profile case, it may not make any difference.”And here’s another good question from Mills: “Are these abuses imaginary?”After all, the barn door was closed before the horse got out. A court order from then-Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead in November 2003 set interim limits on what information may be electronically posted, and he directed that bulk, electronic distribution of court records cease temporarily. The same order created the committee Mills chairs, and the challenge is to develop a uniform statewide policy for the electronic distribution of court records.“The issues before the committee are profound, and the recommendations the committee will make may have significant long-term implications for the interaction of Florida’s courts with litigants, lawyers, and the public,” Mills wrote in a letter to all chief judges in the state.“The electronic age has brought us many changes, and while these changes are generally positive, few would disagree that substantial challenges have emerged. Foremost among these challenges is protection of personal privacy. Florida courts collect a great deal of information about citizens, and the general openness of court records makes it possible for much of that information to move into the public domain. Emerging information management technologies allow personal information to be gathered, aggregated, analyzed, stored, and transmitted to an extent unimagined only a few years ago.”Mills says it is critical to hear from people who use the courts, because the issue is controversial and complex, and the committee’s deadline is to report to the Supreme Court by July 1, 2005.“We want to hear what people think, since a lot of this hasn’t happened yet. We hear questions like: ‘Well, has there ever been a problem with this? What do lawyers feel about that information? Are they concerned and want access to information on the Internet?’”Mills invites you to e-mail him at [email protected] is also an opportunity for public comment at the committee’s meeting on November 17, at 10 a.m., in the Rotunda of the Florida State University College of Law, 425 West Jefferson Street, Tallahassee. The meeting will continue November 18 at 9 a.m. in the Judicial Meeting Room of the Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee.For a full discussion of the issues, the 2001 report of the Florida Judicial Management Council is available on the Supreme Court Web site at www.flcourts.org . November 1, 2004 Associate Editor Regular News Privacy versus open records Panel seeks middle ground for online court recordlast_img read more

Hurricane Matthew: Credit unions close branches

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Because the deadly Hurricane Matthew is expected to hammer Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas over the next few days, nearly 40 credit unions in these states have publicly announced branch closings for Thursday and Friday and Saturday.Florida Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for every county in the state as the eye of the hurricane was just less than 200 miles from Florida’s coast on Thursday morning. When the storm system reaches the state late Thursday night or early Friday morning, it is expected to gain strength as a Category 4 hurricane, according to national media reports.Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for 30 counties and order mandatory evacuation for six coastal counties Thursday. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Wednesday ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in and around Charleston and Beaufort. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has not declared a state or emergency or ordered evacuations as of Thursday afternoon though state officials are monitoring the storm’s track. continue reading »last_img read more

New York blasts Amazon for firing employee during COVID-19 emergency

first_imgAmazon didn’t immediately comment on the letter. The unions also called for independent monitors to investigate whether Amazon facilities adhered to guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for social distancing during the pandemic.As coronavirus cases pop up in Amazon’s 800,000-strong workforce, some employees in warehouses across the country have expressed concerns about the company’s commitment to their safety. Workers at sites in Chicago and near Detroit walked off the job after the Staten Island protest.Amazon has said it ramped up cleaning in its facilities and is sending home, with pay, people diagnosed with Covid-19 and those who they came into close contact with. It has also temporarily boosted wages and overtime payments, and said employees can take unpaid time off without penalty through the end of April.The firing of Smalls had already drawn responses from other New York officials. On Monday, New York State Attorney General Letitia James said her office is “considering all legal options” in response to the termination, which she called “immoral and inhumane,” and is urging the National Labor Relations Board to investigate. On Tuesday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he had ordered the city’s Commission on Human Rights to “investigate Amazon immediately” to determine if Smalls was retaliated against.The AFL-CIO is the main US labor federation, with 55 unions that together represent 12.5 million people. The letter is also signed by presidents of five of the largest US unions, including the Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union.Those two unions, which aren’t part of the AFL-CIO, together represent about 3 million more workers. The document is a sign of union leaders’ increasing focus on Amazon as a key target and reflects greater cooperation within the labor movement as they take on the behemoth firm.Amazon and labor groups have a frosty relationship. The retailer has managed to avoid organized labor in its ranks in the US, even as it grew into the country’s second-largest private employer in the US. A similar group of unions in February asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon’s market power. Amazon.com’s firing of a walkout organizer has spurred criticism and calls for reinstatement by the largest labor groups in the US. Labor leaders and dozens of New York state and city elected officials urged Amazon to reinstate Chris Smalls, the leader of a walkout Monday over health and safety conditions at the company’s Staten Island, New York warehouse.Smalls was fired after the protest, in which workers asked Amazon to close the facility for cleaning after cases of Covid-19 were confirmed within its ranks. Amazon said Smalls was dismissed for violating a company-ordered quarantine after coming into contact with someone infected with the disease. Smalls said he was fired for his activism.“We write to you today shocked at reports that Amazon warehouses are not practicing the protocols necessary to protect the well-being of your workers and of the public,” said the letter, addressed to Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos and other executives, and signed by the leaders of the AFL-CIO, United Food & Commercial Workers International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, among others.center_img Topics :last_img read more

NY’s Cuomo says Trump agrees to help expand coronavirus testing

first_img“It’s in some ways an outrageous goal, but this is New York, and we’re used to outrageous,” he said, adding that the state’s current level of 20,000 tests a day marked the highest per-capita rate for diagnostic coronavirus screening in the world.As of Tuesday, New York state had tallied more than 257,000 cases of COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. That accounts for more than a quarter of the 809,000-plus known infections nationwide.Budget shortfall Health experts say a massive expansion in both kinds of tests is essential before stay-at-home orders and mandatory business shutdowns, which were ordered to slow the spread of the virus, can be safely lifted.Cuomo, who said he also stressed the severity of the state’s budget problems brought on by the pandemic, described his conversation with Trump as “honest and open.”At a separate White House briefing, Trump called his meeting with Cuomo productive and said he was proud of the relationship his administration has forged with New York.With social distancing and lockdowns showing results, Cuomo has said he could begin to consider how to reopen a state that ranges from New York City, with more than 8 million people, to farm country and sparsely populated towns.Trump said the federal government will work with New York to help secure additional capacity for testing, the importance of which the president has at times minimized.Cuomo also told Trump New York City no longer needed the US Naval Ship Comfort hospital ship to help with overflow patients.Along with other governors, Cuomo has called on the federal government to provide direct cash assistance to the states, a request that has gone unanswered in the stimulus packages passed by Congress.New York, facing a $10 billion to $15 billion budget shortfall, needs a cash infusion to pay teachers, police officers, healthcare workers, Cuomo said.The governor said Trump indicated he understood and promised to “work hard” to obtain funding for states in the next round of legislation.  Topics : The state will be responsible for expanding the capacity of some 300 laboratories conducting the tests and hiring the necessary staff.”That is an intelligent division of labor – let each layer of government do what it does best,” Cuomo told a news briefing after his rare face-to-face encounter with Trump, a man with whom the governor has had a testy relationship at best in the media.He said the testing would mix diagnostic screenings used to determine if someone is carrying the virus, and serology tests in which blood samples are analyzed for the presence of antibodies, an indication of exposure even after an individual is no longer infected.Cuomo said it will “take several weeks at best” to implement the plan.center_img President Donald Trump and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, two prominent figures in the US coronavirus crisis who are often at odds, emerged from a White House meeting on Tuesday with mostly positive things to say and an apparent deal on testing.Cuomo, a Democrat whose state is the epicenter of the US coronavirus epidemic with nearly 20,000 deaths, said the Republican president agreed on a plan for doubling New York’s coronavirus screening capacity to 40,000 tests per day.Under that plan, Cuomo said, the federal government will procure and furnish the test kits and related materials, including the chemical reagents that have sometimes been in short supply.last_img read more

The Grocer Cup 2018: the nominees revealed

first_imgEmma WalmsleyJob title: CEO Company: GSK “Thatcher has managed to grow Thatchers into an fmcg heavyweight”Read more Kate SwannJob title: Chief executive officer Company: SSP Dave LewisJob title: CEO Company: Tesco  The Grocer Cup is back! And readers decide who will lift the prestigious prize. For the past two decades, the trophy has been awarded to an outstanding leader for their work in the industry over the past 12 months. Take a look at our 2018 shortlist of contenders. Who gets your vote?,Voting for The Grocer Cup 2018 has now closedThe winner will be announced at the IGD Awards ceremony in London on 2 October, one of 20 categories at the 25th IGD Awards. “With Jack’s, Carrefour and Booker to integrate, Lewis has unfinished business to attend to at Tesco”Read more Andrew SelleyJob title: Chief executive Company: Bidfood UK “One of the army of newly converted analysts has dubbed Ocado the ‘Microsoft of retail’”Read more David PottsJob title: Chief executiveCompany: Morrisons “If the past four years have proven anything, it’s that Coupe isn’t afraid to stick his neck out”Read more Tim SteinerJob title: Founder and CEO Company: Ocado Mike CoupeJob title: CEOCompany: Sainsbury’s Jason WarnerJob title: President for Northern Europe Company: AB InBev Martin ThatcherJob title: Managing director Company: Thatchers “She’s bought a new sense of stability to the business, bolstered by the results she’s delivered”Read more “Swann has a rich spread of experience combined with an innate understanding of what customers want”Read more “Throughout Bidfood’s turnaround, Selley has hardly appeared to break into a sweat”Read more “Potts has transformed Morrisons by embracing principles Sir Ken would have appreciated”Read more Barry WilliamsJob title: Managing director Company: Poundland “Warner has taken mid-tier lager brands and seeded each into distinct niches”Read more “While his demeanour is cheerful and positive, he shows a steely lack of sympathy to fallen rivals”Read morelast_img read more