DAT’s revised salary increase proposal to government

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img LocalNews DAT’s revised salary increase proposal to government by: – January 5, 2015 564 Views   no discussions President of the Dominica Association of Teachers (DAT), Celia Nicholas (file photo)The Dominica Association of Teachers (DAT) says it has submitted a revised proposal to the government’s five percent salary increase offer.In December 2014, the government offered a five percent salary increase for the triennium 2012-2015 to public officers.To date, the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) and the Police Welfare Association (PWA) have accepted this offer while the DAT rejected the offer and forwarded a counter proposal.Speaking on state owned DBS Radio on Monday 5 January 2015, President of the Association, Celia Nicholas said it was advised via letter received on 30 December 2014 from the government team to reconsider the offer.Mrs Nicholas said, prior to 30 December, the DAT convened a meeting on 12 December with its membership and “unanimously our membership gave us the mandate to accept what was outlined in the letter dated November 24, 2014”. She said the DAT was considering a previous offer dated 24 November 2014 which included a three percent increase with set terms and conditions.“Unanimously, our teachers said they would wish to have the terms and conditions outlined in November 24th”.“We did write and were informed that they need some time because with the change of government, the team is involved in transitional period and a day and time will be communicated to us; we are still awaiting that day and time,” Mrs Nicholas said.The DAT’s revised proposal submitted to the government’s negotiating team for consideration includes;1: Increase of two percent for the 2012 -2015 triennium commencing July 20122: Review of job descriptions and re-evaluation of teaching positions3: Implement the policy decisions to upgrade all positions, not already upgraded by one level in the event the review and re-evaluation process does not yield the desired results4: Implement the new pay structure with effect from January 1 2015 and5: Assign travelling officer status to the position of principal primary and secondary schools with effect from January 2015. Mrs Nicholas added that the Association “negotiated in good faith because when the DAT negotiates, we do not leave any of our teachers behind”.last_img read more

Japanese women skate to gold in World Cup event

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Netherlands, speed skating, Nana Takagi, Ryosuke Tsuchiya “This victory is an ego boost. We hope to aim for gold in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (in 2018) as well,” said Nana Takagi, who was also a member of the national team that clinched Japan’s first-ever gold in team pursuit at the world single-distance championships in February.In the men’s 5,000-meter Division B race won by Norwegian Havard Bokko (6:22.88), Ryosuke Tsuchiya missed the national record by 2.40 seconds and settled for second in 6:24.38. INZELL, GERMANY – Japan overcame the Netherlands to capture the gold medal in the women’s team pursuit at the World Cup speed skating competition on Saturday.The Japanese team of Nana Takagi, Miho Takagi and Misaki Oshigiri clocked 2 minutes, 59.08 seconds and finished 0.61 seconds ahead of the Netherlands (2:59.69). Russia came in third (3:00.36).center_img KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Troopers Continue Search for Missing Palmer Teen

first_imgAt approximately 12:37 am Monday, Alaska State Troopers found Grunwald’s burnt Ford Bronco up a trail in the Mat-Su area. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers are continuing their search for 16-year-old David Grunwald of Palmer. Peters says a search has been conducted in that area but yielded nothing. The teenager was reported missing Sunday when he didn’t arrive home after dropping off his girlfriend and a family search of his last known location turned up nothing. Trooper Spokeswoman Megan Peters says she doesn’t know if there cold be a link between Grunwald and the Kenai Peninsula but it doesn’t hurt to spread the word.center_img Peters: “And everyone knows that people in Alaska are pretty transient in terms of, they can drive some place so they do.” Peters: “At this point we’re really just looking for any kind of information regarding what his whereabouts were that night. I mean we know he dropped off his girlfriend but what happened after that, what happened between that time and the time that the vehicle was found burned out.” Anyone with information, even if it’s from a third party source according to Peters, is encouraged to call Troopers at 907-352-5401.last_img read more

Nationals win 2019 World Series with stunning Game 7 victory over Astros

first_imgThe Washington Nationals are your 2019 World Series champions.It’s a sentence that almost feels surreal to type. Championship baseball is back in the nation’s capital.  8:12 p.m. END TOP FIRST:  Greinke makes easy, quick work of the Nats in the first inning, as Rendon grounds out to end the frame. Astros coming up.8:09 p.m.:  First pitch is a strike to Trea Turner, and here we go. Second pitch is a rocket to Bregman, who gloves it.7:58 p.m.:  And we’re about 10 minutes from first pitch. This is it. This is it, folks! This is what it’s AAAALLLLLL about! One game! There is no tomorrow!This is for the whoooole megillah! For the whoooole ball of wax! For the whoooole kit-and-kaboodle! For the whoooole enchilada! The whoooole shootin’ match! This is for aaaalllll the marbles!— Joe (@JoeRiveraSN) October 30, 2019 Max Scherzer delievered a gutty performance, the stuff of legend, likely at less than 100 percent following his neck issues prior to Game 5. The Washington hurler went just five innings but allowed just two runs on seven hits and four walks. Scherzer allowed five hard-hit balls per Statcast, including a laser-shot home run off the bat of Yuli Gurriel in the second.PHOTOS: When did your city last win a pro sports championship?It was a season of ups and downs for the Nats, as baseball is wont to do, and the path to a World Series title wasn’t easy. Washington came back in the wild-card game and downed Milwaukee. It went to five games in the NLDS, eventually ousting the 106-win Dodgers in their own building. It demolished an overmatched Cardinals team. Then, it went to Game 7 with the best the AL had to offer, winning all four games in the series in Houston’s building.The Nats did it with everyone. They had wily veterans like Howie Kendrick (whose two-run homer in the seventh inning of Game 7 put Washington on top for good) and Adam Eaton. They had youth in the form of Juan Soto and Trea Turner. They had an MVP candidate in Anthony Rendon. They had co-aces at the top of the rotation in Scherzer and Series MVP Stephen Strasburg. They had the original Nat, Ryan Zimmerman.Mix all of them together, and the formula produced a World Series win and a championship ring.Sporting News provided live Game 7  updates, scoring plays and more below.(All times Eastern.)World Series 2019: Astros vs. Nationals Game 7 live score, highlights, updatesAstros: 2Nationals: 611:50 p.m. END OF WORLD SERIES: Michael Brantley strikes out. The Washington Nationals are World Series champions.FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE @NATIONALS ARE #CHAMPS . pic.twitter.com/a45onBXNqy— MLB (@MLB) October 31, 201911:47 p.m.:  José Altuve strikes out. Two away.11:45 p.m.:  George Springer pops up to second. One out in the bottom of the ninth.11:45 p.m.:  Daniel Hudson is in this game now for the fina; three outs. 11:41 p.m. END TOP NINTH:  Juan Soto flys out to center to end the ninth. Last licks for the Astros — and the season.11:36 p.m. WASHINGTON SCORING PLAY: The Nats break it open. Adam Eaton with a bases loaded single, scoring two runs, off of José Urquidy. Nationals up 6-2 in the ninth.11:22 p.m. END OF EIGHTH:  Patrick Corbin gets Jake Marisnick swinging to end the eighth inning.11:20 p.m.:  Patrick Corbin is still in this game, through 95 mph fastballs on the outer half and chucking the slider in. Wow.11:12 p.m. END TOP EIGHTH:  Cabrera lines out to Brantley in left to end the rally. 11:10 p.m.:  Howie Kendrick with a hard-hit single that hits off the glove of Yuli Gurriel. First and third, two outs. Pitching change for Houston. Ryan Pressly is in the game now.11:05 p.m. WASHINGTON SCORING PLAY: Juan Soto singles home Adam Eaton to increase the Washington lead to 4-2.Six outs away from winning the World Series, the Nationals have a two-run lead. pic.twitter.com/F6gvNuVxnI— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) October 31, 201911:00 p.m.:  Osuna issues a one-out walk to Adam Eaton, and Anthony Rendon is up with one out in the eighth.10:52 p.m. END OF SEVENTH:  Patrick Corbin gets Álvarez to ground weakly up the third base line. He throws him out at first to end the inning.10:51 p.m.:  Patrick Corbin working through his second inning of relief. 10:41 p.m. END TOP SEVENTH:  Victor Robles ends the inning with a pop out to shallow right field. Nats take the 3-2 lead into the seventh.10:40 p.m.:  Roberto Osuna is in this game now, and he gets Yan Gomes to pop out for the second out in the seventh.10:31 p.m. WASHINGTON SCORING PLAY: Howie Kendrick gives the Nats the lead with a home run off the foul pole in right. Two-run variety. Nats up 3-2.Build the man a statue. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/o2sIV5uc5r— Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 31, 201910:23 p.m. WASHINGTON SCORING PLAY: Anthony Rendon mashes a solo shot to left field to cut into the Astro lead. 2-1 Houston in the seventh.10:16 p.m. END OF SIXTH:  José Altuve grounds into a double play to end the inning.10:15 p.m.:  Patrick Corbin is in this game, and he gave up a leadoff single to Jake Marisnick.10:08 p.m. END TOP SIXTH:  Trea Turner strikes out looking to end the frame. Questionable Strike 3 call.10:00 p.m. END OF FIFTH:  Scherzer gets Chirinos to ground out to first to end the inning. Scherzer is spent. He should be coming out of this game.9:56 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Carlos Correa scorches a ball off of a gassed Scherzer, and the Astros now lead 2-0.9:53 p.m.:  Scherzer walks Yordan Álvarez with two outs and Carlos Correa is up.9:48 p.m.:  Max Scherzer is still in this game, and he looks like he’s running out of gas. Dave Martinez doesn’t have anyone warming in the bullpen, with one out in the fifth.9:40 p.m. END TOP FIFTH:  Greinke gets Zimmerman to pop out to first, and he’s through five innings. Some game by him.9:35 p.m.:  Zack Greinke is throwing the start of a lifetime right now. 51 pitches through 4 1/3 and he’s keeping hitters off balance.9:28 p.m. END OF FOURTH:  José Altuve lines to Robles to end the inning. Have left seven runners on in this game so far.9:26 p.m.:  Scherzer with a two-out walk to Springer. Just missed the bottom of the zone.9:23 p.m.:  Scherzer gives up a two-out single to Josh Reddick. He’s at 68 pitches through 3 2/3.9:22 p.m.:  Scherzer gets his first strikeout of the night on Robinson Chirinos. 9:20 p.m.:  Scherzer gets Correa swinging for the first out of the Astros fourth.9:14 p.m. END TOP FOURTH:  Greinke is just mowin’ ’em down. He gets Rendon swinging and he’s faced the minimum through four innings.9:11 p.m.:  Zack Greinke is having himself a night — in the field. Lots of soft-hit balls back to him, and he’s mad a lot of really good plays.9:06 p.m. END OF THIRD:  Álvarez flys out to deep center field to end the inning and the scoring threat.RISPy business. pic.twitter.com/Ji9xHeTCbF— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) October 31, 20199:01 p.m.:  Alex Bregman draws a one-out walk. Runners on first and second, one out in the third.8:54 p.m.:  Altuve with a leadoff single in the third. Scherzer has the velocity tonight, but not the location. He’s getting hit.8:50 p.m. END TOP THIRD:  Robles flys out to deep center to end the third. Just 28 pitches for Greinke.8:48 p.m.:  Greinke looks settled. Got a weak grounder from Zimmerman for one out, and a soft liner to Springer from Gomes on the second.8:42 p.m. END OF SECOND:  A sinking liner to left and Soto grabs it for the out. Could have been trouble if that got by him.8:41 p.m.:  A failed bunt attempt from Chirinos, a ground out by Reddick and we’re back to the top of the order with Springer. Second and third, two outs.8:36 p.m.:  Yordan Álvarez follows up Gurriel’s homer with a single to right, bringing up Carlos Correa. No outs in the second.8:34 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Yuli Gurriel takes Max Scherzer deep into the Crawford boxes for a solo shot. Astros up 1-0.8:30 p.m. END TOP SECOND:  Asdrubal Cabrera grounds to Yuli Gurriel at first for the out. 8:27 p.m.:  After a Juan Soto single, Howie Kendrick grounds into a double play. Pitcher’s best friend.8:21 p.m. END OF FIRST:  Bregman flys to right to end the inning. Nats coming back up. Scherzer looks himself.8:19 p.m.:  Scherzer got Springer to fly out to center and José Altuve to ground to short. Then walks Brantley with two outs.last_img read more