first_imgAccording to the Pew Research Center, the national gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980, but it has remained relatively unchanged over the past 15 years or so. In 2017, women earned 82 percent of what men earned for doing the same job.New Yorkers of the fairer sex fare somewhat better: The National Partnership for Women & Families pegged the female/male salary ratio at 89 cents per dollar in a study released last year.In the wake of the study, Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the Labor Department to analyze the pay gap and to make recommendations on how to close it. Cuomo appointed Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon co-chairs of this study.This week, Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced that the State Assembly passed legislation to help ensure women earn equal pay for equal work as part of their fight for full women’s equality. The law coincides with a resolution recognizing April 10 as Equal Pay Day — the date represents how far into the year women must work to earn the same amount their male counterparts made the previous year.“We should be able to tell our daughters and the young girls of this state that their hard work and determination will be valued equally and fairly,” said Assemblyman Thiele. “But that’s unfortunately not the truth. The gender pay gap forces women to play catch-up their whole lives, making economic security harder to reach for them and their families. Equal pay for equal work shouldn’t be a novel idea — it levels the playing field and is the right thing to do.”African-American and Hispanic women earn 63 cents and 54 cents, respectively, for each dollar their white male counterpart earns, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.To ensure women have greater protection under the law, the Assembly’s legislation includes the New York State Fair Pay Act to address and enforce pay equity, including broadening equal pay protections to include equivalent jobs, and ensuring that traditional female and minority jobs are not undervalued.To further combat wage inequality, the Assembly passed a bill prohibiting employers from requesting, requiring, or seeking a current or prospective employee’s salary or wage history as a condition of employment or promotion.There are currently four states, as well as Puerto Rico, that have laws forbidding wage history questions, and earlier this month, a federal appeals court ruled that employers cannot justify paying women less based on their previous salaries.“From equal pay to reproductive freedom, the fight for full women’s rights continues,” said Assemblyman Thiele. “Gender should never be a deciding factor in a person’s chance at economic security, opportunity, and the pursuit of happiness.”rmurphy@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgChristian IversenIversen joined the company on August 1 and has years of experience within the transformation and globalisation of large corporations, said BWS.Iversen added: “Our can-do-attitude and team spirit have created a culture of strong values through the years, and this is also the foundation of our future development.”www.bws.netlast_img

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first_imgInternational firm Fieldfisher has announced a merger with London and Birmingham commercial practice Hill Hofstetter.Hill Hofstetter is a 18-partner firm that specialises in corporate, litigation, real estate and employment law. Last year its turnover was more than £6m.Lawyers currently based at Hill Hofstetter’s London office will move into Fieldfisher’s London base. Plans are also under way for the combined firm to transfer to a modern premises in Birmingham next year.Michael Chissick, managing partner at Fieldfisher, said more than 80% of its work is generated by companies with European and international headquarters.‘Expansion throughout Europe remains a key focus for our new strategy, and we look forward to Hill Hofstetter supporting us in our goals, by strengthening our presence in the UK,’ he said.Chris Hill, founding partner of Hill Hofstetter, added: ‘We have known and worked with Fieldfisher over many years and the quality of work and vision was a natural fit’.last_img read more

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first_imgLocalNews DFA requests official funeral for members by: – April 24, 2013 Coach Kurt Hector (left)and player Narran Jno HopeThe Dominica Football Association (DFA) has requested that the Dominica Government approves an official funeral for two footballers who died in a tragic accident on Friday last week.National Coach, Kurt Hector and Narran Jno Hope came to their untimely death when the vehicle they were driving in plunged into a 40 feet sink hole in the Pond Case area. One person, Joslen Prince survived the accident.DFA’s public relations officer Gerald George said they have made a formal request to the government and are awaiting a response. “There are suggestions and we have suggested that ourselves because in our view they died in the line of duty, they died with their national uniform on going to represent Dominica overseas, so an official funeral would be very fitting but it is not in the hands of the DFA so we just want the government to consider giving them an official funeral,” Mr George told Dominica Vibes. He confirmed that preparations are ongoing and that the funeral date will be announced soon.Joslen Prince’s condition has improved according to medical officialsMr George said further that the Association is taking full responsibility for the funeral, which means that there will be no expense on the families. They are also receiving financial assistance from the government. Meanwhile, doctors have said that Joslen Prince’s condition has improved. The ventilator which was assisting Prince to breathe was removed on Monday. “I got word from the nurses that the doctors allowed him to sit up, he did that yesterday and the doctor also allowed him to get up from his bed so he moved from his bed to the chair, he sat down and he ate food for the first time since the accident,” Mr George explained.He said Mr Prince’s progress is “very encouraging news” as they continue to hope and pray for the best.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share 27 Views   3 comments Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgAntenna Company, a designer of high-performance embedded antennas, has announced production shipments of a Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) compatible MIMO antenna system designed to increase network capacity, extend the range and reduce latency in enterprise networks. The antenna system consists of 10 antennas in total, supporting a 4×4 5 GHz + 4×4 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi configuration. An additional 2.4 GHz IoT/BLE (Bluetooth low-energy) antenna is included to enable IoT use cases such as location tracking, along with a dedicated 2.4 GHz/5 GHz antenna for radio spectrum management.Wi-Fi 6 enables several new features designed to support bandwidth-intensive use cases in dense Wi-Fi deployments. The antenna system supports concurrent operation of dual 5GHz radios while achieving cross-pair antenna isolation of greater than 40 dB. In the dual-radio mode, industry-leading over-the-air speeds of up to 5.2 Gbps can be achieved.Antenna Company’s Wi-Fi 6 enterprise antenna system also features:Compact design that enables size reduction of enterprise access-points by 20% or more, without sacrificing antenna system performanceLow input impedance essential to achieve peak rates during 1024-QAM operationRobustness against antenna de-tuning from the system environmentAntenna Company has optimized the performance of the antenna system to meet the demanding requirements of enterprise-class products. With their scalable design, OEMs can deploy enterprise access-points that offer 4x improvement over previous generation access-points.The new Wi-Fi 6 antenna system is part of a family of commercially available solutions that also includes a 4×4 2.4/5 GHz option for small-to-midsize enterprise deployments. Antenna Company showcased this WI-FI 6 MIMO ANTENNA SYSTEM at MWC19 Los Angeles.last_img read more

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first_img While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10 The Browns season has long been over but now is a good time to look back and try and find some positives for the future of the organization. Here is our pick for the top five positives from one of the worst seasons in the history of football. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Related Topics Brandon Uraseklast_img read more

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first_imgThe FAA regulations (which can be found here) coincide with the beginning of several hunting seasons, which had concerned air taxi and float plane pilots. Restrictions will be in place from Monday, August 31, to Wednesday, September 2. Reese: “This is called a National Defense Airspace Notam, which means that you have to follow these procedures or you may be detained by law enforcement security personnel, and they’re standard restrictions when the President’s coming to town, but they can get pretty onerous.”  TFRs for the President’s visit to Seward on Tuesday haven’t yet been released. Governor Bill Walker confirmed yesterday that the President will be visiting Exit Glacier as part of his climate change-focused itinerary. Jill Reese with the Department of Transportation said the state is working closely with the federal government… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Just a weekend ahead of Alaska’s first Presidential tour, the Federal Aviation Administration has released its Temporary Flight Restrictions which will govern Anchorage airspace. During periods of heightened security, float planes will still be able to apply for clearance to take off from Anchorage’s Lake Hood, but they will not be allowed to land on the lake, since it falls within the 10 miles secure zone around Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享There’s still plenty of time to train for the annual 4th of July Mt. Marathon Race, but registrations must be submitted this month. Kari McKahan with the Seward Chamber… Clock: “Especially after last season, I believe it was Holly Brooks who was the voice of the women’s race saying ‘Why isn’t the women’s race being televised?’, so I’m pretty sure that may happen as well. But as far as alternating race times, they decided for the first time ever that the women’s race would be held in the afternoon as the last race, so it’s going to switch with the men’s.” Cindy Clock with the Chamber told us there will be changes to the schedule this year… McKahan: “Well they can go to our website, it’s mmr.seward.com and register there.”center_img The Junior Race will be bumped up by 30 minutes to 9:00 am, the Men’s Race will be bumped up 15 minutes to 11:00 am, and for the first time ever women will race last at 2:30 pm. The registration period closes at midnight on March 31.last_img read more

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first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 MINAMI-UONUMA, Niigata Pref., – Kohei Kudo held off fellow teenage snowboard rider Kazuumi Fujita to win his first halfpipe title in three years at the national snowboarding championships on Thursday. The 18-year-old Kudo scored 41.6 points to beat the 17-year-old winner of last week’s World Cup event in Gifu Prefecture, by 2.3 points at Joetsu Kokusai Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture for his second overall national crown.last_img read more

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