Senate Passes New Factories Act Provisions

first_imgRelatedSenate Passes New Factories Act Provisions RelatedSenate Passes New Factories Act Provisions Senate Passes New Factories Act Provisions ParliamentJuly 5, 2009 RelatedSenate Passes New Factories Act Provisionscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Senate has passed the Factories Amendment Bill, paving the way for the implementation of heavier fines for breaches of provisions of the Factories Act and its RegulationsAttorney General and Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne, who piloted the Bill on Friday (July 3), said that investigations by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security have revealed incidents that occur in factories, including fatalities, which are very often due to flagrant breaches of the law.She noted that even though there are currently 2,134 factories registered under the Act, estimates provided by the Labour and Social Security Ministry indicate that over 600 of them are unregistered.“These unregistered factories usually flout the requirements of the Act. Further investigations, carried out by officers at the Ministry, also revealed that there are many registered factories that also fail to comply with the requirements of the Act and Regulations which seek to ensure the safety of workers,” she stated.Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson (standing), making comments on the Factories Amendment Act 2009, which was tabled in the Senate on July 3, by Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne (to Senator Nelson’s left). At right is President of the Senate, Senator Oswald Harding.She said that the breaches were compounded by the inadequacy of the penalties and regulations. The Act has not been amended since 1968, and fines include a $200 penalty for obstructing an inspector in the execution of his duties.“These inadequate penalties do not act as deterrent and are certainly not punitive. This Bill is proposing to go some way towards remedying the situation,” she pointed out.Opposition Senator Mark Golding, however, suggested the provision of cease and desist orders, which the factories inspectorate could issue when factories are non-compliant.“I would like to see, in this legislation, the opportunity taken to introduce more flexibility in the type of sanctions and approaches that can be taken, where there is non-compliance,” he said.He explained that a cease and desist order would be useful, if a factory is operating in a way which may be endangering workers, to allow the inspector to be able to lock it down, or suspend operations until the problem is corrected, rather than prosecution.Minister of National Security, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson, was concerned about the number of unregistered factories, pointing out that a combination of 10 or more workers could be involved in a “backyard” operation denoted as a factory, according to the Act.“It is in these areas, primarily, in these backyard operations, that we find the significant safety breaches, that we find machines operating without adequate protective devices, that we find that there is no protection against excessive noise,” he said.He added that, in a lot of cases, there was no adequate provision of sanitary facilities, as per the number of workers employed.He also agreed with Senator Golding that, in these situations, there should be some provision in the authority of the factory inspectorate, or the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, to ensure that operations cease.Senator Lightbourne responded that a comprehensive review is being undertaken to deal with safety in the workplace through the proposed Occupational Safety and Health Act, which is being drafted. The Bill was passed in the House of Representatives on June 9. Advertisementslast_img read more

Broadway Vacation, New Musical Based on Vacation Film Franchise, Sets World Premiere at 5th Avenue Theatre

first_img Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre has been selected to present the world premiere production of Broadway Vacation, The Musical, a new stage show drawn from characters in the popular Vacation film franchise. Donna Feore will direct and choreograph the previously announced Broadway-aimed musical, set to appear this fall at the West Coast venue.”We could not be more thrilled to create the world premiere of this joyfully riotous story at The 5th,” said Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry. “I can’t wait to begin our 2020-21 season with a bang and for Seattle’s incredibly smart and savvy audiences to once again play an important role in the development of a new piece of the musical theater canon.”Producer Ken Davenport added, “I couldn’t think of a better place for the Griswolds to start their journey to Broadway than the 5th Avenue Theatre. Can’t wait to throw our bags in the family truckster and head to Seattle!”With a book, music and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen (The Other Josh Cohen), Broadway Vacation follows the Griswolds, a family coping with a series of disasters on a cross-country road trip. The production will feature music supervision and arrangements by Glen Kelly and music direction by Meg Zervoulis, with costume design by Emily Rebholz.A recent reading of the musical boasted a cast that included Kerry Butler, Will Swenson, John Ellison Conlee, Deven May, Nic Ryan, John Behlmann, Sarah Bishop, Jordan Gelber, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Joanna Glushak, Jeff Hiller, Jaygee Macapugay, Tiffany Mann, Cheech Manohar, Livvy Marcus, Christopher Martinez, Sarah-Anne Martinez and Elliot Mattox.Casting and dates for the 5th Avenue Theatre production will be announced at a later date. A scene from the 1983 film “National Lampoon’s Vacation”(Photo: Warner Bros.) View Commentslast_img read more

TT Club expands Indian network

first_imgPandi Correspondents – headquartered in Mumbai with offices in Chennai, Kolkata and Goa – has handled local claims for the TT Club since 1994. With its promotion to specialist network partner, Pandi Correspondents will be integrated into the TT Club’s IT system and will act as a claims handling authority.   According to the TT Club, the move will enhance services to its Indian members.  The continuing emergence of the Indian economy, the growth of its population, rise in imports and exports and significant levels of infrastructure investment signifies the importance of the Indian market to the TT Club, now and in the future. “Trade to and from India, and its associated complexities, will inevitably increase. Therefore, we have been looking for ways to serve our membership and the Indian market better,” said Phillip Emmanuel, leader of the TT Club’s operations in Asia-Pacific, adding “the elevation of Pandi to the status of a network partner will significantly enhance this service in the crucial Indian market”. www.ttclub.comwww.pandiindia.comlast_img read more

Hapag-Lloyd launches ECX service

first_imgThe ECX service is planned to commence on September 27, originating in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.Hapag-Lloyd says the weekly service will cover the major markets in northern Europe and the east coast of South America. It will operate four vessels, each with a capacity of approximately 9,000 teu and 1,325 reefer plugs.The port rotation of the service will include London Gateway, UK; the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven; Antwerp, Belgium; Le Havre, France; Sines, Portugal; Tangier, Morocco; the Brazilian ports of Pecem, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Paranagua, Navegantes and Rio Grande; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.   www.hapag-lloyd.comlast_img read more

Pictures/Video – Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year Celebration is Back

first_imgDisney Lunar New Year MerchandiseDisney has greatly expanded the amount of Lunar New Year merchandise for this year. Here’s everything available in the booth near The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure:This statue featuring Disney characters is about the size of a breadbox. It sells for $150.For $19.99 you can have this light-up lantern featuring Mickey Mouse.Lunar New Year Minnie Mouse Ears can be yours for $27.99This very cute Mickey plush (with plush pig) is available for $26.99. Three different shirt designs are also available, starting at $24.99.These jars have Minnie on one side, and Mickey on the other. Lunar New Year balloons are being sold during the celebration.  You can purchase red envelops, but you’re on your own when it comes to the cash to put inside them 😉This cardboard sign is surprisingly affordable at only $7.99. Lunar New Year FoodYou can purchase food and beverages from three Food & Wine Festival-style booths featuring cuisine from China, Korea, and Vietnam. Check out Disney’s menu for the full list of items available.Lunar New Year DecorationsLike DCA’s other seasonal celebrations, Disney did a great job with the Lunar New Year’s decorations. Here’s some seen around Paradise Gardens Park: Share This!Disney California Adventure‘s annual Lunar New Year celebration back. The event features Disney characters in special Lunar New Year outfits, special food, exclusive merchandise, arts and crafts, and performances by local community groups, musicians, and other performers in several different shows. You can experience Lunar Near Year at DCA January 25 – February 17, 2019. Lets take a look at how Disney is celebrating the year of the pig:Mulan’s Lunar New Year ProcessionMulan’s Lunar New Year Procession is a show celebrating the Lunar New Year, it features songs and characters from the movie Mulan, as well as acrobats, a Chinese Dragon Dance, drummers, and dancers. Goofy and Chip & Dale join Mulan and Mushu. New for 2019 is an appearance from the Three Little Pigs.The show takes place in Paradise Park, which is located in front of The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. Be sure to arrive at least 10 to 20 minutes early to get a good spot. The procession will start near Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and Silly Symphony Swings, and then make its way to Paradise Park where the full show is performed. As you can see, Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession is very colorful.  The Three Little Pigs make an appearance in their special Lunar New Year outfits. Overall the show is a lot of fun. It’s not a must see but you won’t be disappointed if you stop and watch. We have a recording of a full performance of the show on our YouTube channel. Character Meet and GreetsHere you can meet Mulan and & Mushu, or Mickey & Minnie (in Lunar New Year outfits). The characters rotate every 30 minutes. The character meet and greet spot is located in the gazebo next door to Paradise Garden Grill. If you’re in Disney California Adventure from now until February 17, you should absolutely check out the Lunar New Year offerings. The food is good, Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession is a great little show, the meet and greets are fun and unique, and there’s a great selection of merchandise. Let us know what you think in the comments below.last_img read more

Serie A line-ups

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Sampdoria v Roma Sampdoria: Audero; Bereszynski, Murillo, Colley, Murru; Vieira, Bertolacci, Jankto; Rigoni; Gabbiadini, Quagliarella Roma: Pau Lopez; Spinazzola, Mancini, Smalling, Kolarov; Veretout, Cristante; Kluivert, Zaniolo, Florenzi; Kalinic Check all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, Cagliari-SPAL, Sampdoria-Roma and Udinese-Torino. They kick off at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT). You can follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG. Cagliari v SPAL Cagliari: Olsen; Faragò, Pisacane, Ceppitelli, Pellegrini; Castro, Cigarini, Rog; Nainggolan; Joao Pedro, Simeone SPAL: Berisha; Tomovic, Vicari, Igor; Sala, Missiroli, Valdifiori, Kurtic, Reca; Floccari, Petagnacenter_img Udinese v Torino Udinese: Musso; Opoku, Troost-Ekong, Samir; Ter-Avest, Mandragora, Jajalo, De Paul, Sema; Okaka, Lasagna Torino: Sirigu; Izzo, Nkoulou, Lyanco; Ansaldi, Baselli, Rincon, Lukic, Laxalt; Verdi, Belottilast_img read more

CSK players elated: Who said what after record third IPL title

first_imgShane Watson blasted his second hundred this season and finished with the highest ever score in an IPL final as Chennai Super Kings decimated Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets to win the IPL for the third time.Watson finished with 117 not out off 57 balls and was involved in valuable partnerships with Suresh Raina (32) and Ambati Rayudu (16 not out). Watson’s unbeaten 117 was the highest score in an IPL final.CSK are now only the second team besides Mumbai Indians to win the IPL thrice.MS Dhoni were playing in his eighth IPL final while CSK were in their seventh. The triumph over the 2016 champions marked a happy comeback for the men in yellow who were banned for two seasons following the spot-fixing scandal.IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings win 3rd IPL title after Shane Watson’s record 117*The victory on Sunday also meant Harbhajan Singh and Rayudu became two of only three people to win the IPL as many as four times. Harbhajan, who was out injured from the title clash with an injury, and Rayudu, had won three titles with Mumbai Indians. Both men were released by MI this year and went on to play significant roles for the Super Kings.Shane Watson batted on one leg, says Bravo as CSK become IPL championsThere were plenty of reactions from CSK players after the game. Here’s a recap of who said what as the yellow brigade lifted the IPL 2018 trophy.Chennai are Super Kings. A fairytale comeback as @ChennaiIPL beat #SRH by 8 wickets to seal their third #VIVOIPL Trophy . This is their moment to cherish, a moment to savour. (@IPL) May 27, 2018Dwayne Bravo: “It has been good. This is a special moment. The team did not play together for the last two years. We had to move from Chennai after one game. For most of the guys, this is their first time. We were able to keep focus and do it. Nothing is better than winning finals. We always said experience will help in crunch time. Watson batted on one leg and despite the hamstring, his experience helped him. Watson is a world class player.”!!! Watto, you beauty!!Boss innings from @ShaneRWatson33. This is his second century in #VIVOIPL 2018. (@IPL) May 27, 2018IPL 2018 Final: Shane Watson creates history with 2nd hundred of seasonAmbati Rayudu: “I was really fortunate to have such a season for Chennai. I worked really hard for it and am glad that I could hit the winning runs. Initially the wicket looked a little slow, it was damp, got much quicker and I am glad we could chase it down.”IPL 2018 Final: Kane Williamson joins Kohli, Gayle in elite listRavindra Jadeja: “It is good to be part of a champion team. We did a great job on and off the field because we have played as a team despite winning or losing. We’ve participated after two years and am very glad to finish as champions.”Lungi Ngidi: “Very amazing. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions. Good to come away with a win and lucky to be part of an IPL winning side. Not many people get to experience such a moment. It’s lovely to have the death bowling responsibility on your shoulders and take it in your stride, one ball at a time in a pressure situation and it is great to help the team win.”Harbhajan Singh: “Brilliant the way we came out and chased it down. To see what Watson, what he brings to the table, you know how many runs you might get, it is always chaseable. Fourth IPL title for me and I am glad. I mean considering that Kane was in good form and they had a lot of middle-order batsmen who were right-handers, Dhoni was right that he needed someone who would take the ball away from the batsman. We have seen wrist spinners bowling more and more overs in the IPL compared to finger spinners. But I hope it would change next year. Well done to Karn and glad to be on the winning side.”Deepak Chahar: “I enjoyed bowling with the new ball. I have been waiting for my chance and this year I got my chance. Thanks to Mahi bhai for believing in me; batting, bowling and fielding. It is everyone’s dream to play in the IPL and win it, one of my dreams have come true.”Shardul Thakur: “It is great. Last year I was part of final, but couldn’t win it. But this year we won it and it is incredible. I am feeling at top of the world. I think I had the last game in my mind, had to bowl well in the death. More often than not you get hit in this format. Today I was on top of my game and executed the plans.”advertisementlast_img read more

a month agoBarcelona boss Valverde satisfied with win at Getafe

first_imgBarcelona boss Valverde satisfied with win at Getafeby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona boss Ernesto Valverde was satisfied with their 2-0 win at Getafe. It wasn’t a great performance but it was an important win. “It was important not to make mistakes early on like we have done in other games,” Valverde said. “That was fundamental. The goal calmed us down and, from there, we imposed ourselves well. We didn’t give much away and had chances to score more.”If you want to win La Liga you have to win a lot of games away from home, not just your home games. Getafe were a tough rival, it’s a hard place to come and we’ve played well. Now we have three days to prepare for Inter.” Clement Lenglet was sent off late on and, with Samuel Umtiti injured, it means Barcelona will be short in defence for the home game against Sevilla next weekend. “We have players from the B team who can help,” said Valverde, who’s likely to pair Gerard Pique with Jean Clair Todibo. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

No Wage Increases for Public Sector Workers – Minister Dalley

first_imgMinister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Hon. Horace Dalley, has stated that no new wage increases have been granted to any member of the public sector, including parliamentarians and ministers.Mr. Dalley, in his Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 2, said there has not been any increase in salaries to public sector employees, including parliamentarians, since April 1, 2008.The Minister, who has responsibility for the Public Service, was responding to questions tabled in the Senate some two weeks ago by Opposition Senator, Robert Montague, regarding whether government ministers and other members of parliament (MPs) had benefited from salary increases since January 2012.Mr. Dalley, in describing Senator Montague’s questions as “mischievous”, reminded the House that the wage agreement for the 2008/2010 contract period provided for a 15 per cent salary increase in year one and a further seven per cent in year two.While the first year’s payment of 15 per cent was made in accordance with the agreement, the seven per cent for year two was not paid as agreed, due to a freeze on wages of public sector workers.Mr. Dalley said after much agitation by the workers and their representatives, agreement was reached in 2011, for the payment of the outstanding seven per cent.“The agreement was signed on behalf of the Government by the then Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, the then Minister of Finance, Audley Shaw, and Senator Arthur Williams, then Minister without Portfolio in the Cabinet Office,” he informed.Under the agreement, “payment will commence in September 2011, with the retroactive amount for the month of April 2011 paid in September 2011, and the amount for the months of May to August 2011 paid in December 2011,” he outlined.The agreement also stipulated that “outstanding arrears for the period April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2011, will be made as a ‘one off’ payment (as agreed by the parties) paid in five equal installments in May 2012, October 2012, May 2013, October 2013, and May 2014”.“This is what this new Portia Simpson Miller government is honouring and they are the same rates that were signed by Bruce Golding, Audley Shaw and Arthur Williams in their 2011 Heads of Agreement,” he stated.Contact: Chris Pattersonlast_img read more

Grand chief in New Brunswick says theyll oppose risky pipeline

first_imgThe Canadian PressFREDERICTON – The chief of the Wolastoq Grand Council in New Brunswick says the proposed Energy East pipeline project poses too great a risk to provincial waterways, and the council will oppose it. Grand Chief Ron Tremblay says the council has called a news conference for Monday where clanmothers and other members of the council will discuss their responsibility to protect their non-ceded homeland. “It’s too risky, especially the number of times it will be passing through the St. John River, plus the other tributaries and brooks and streams. It’s too risky for us to agree to a project like that,” Tremblay said Friday. The proposed $15.7-billion Energy East pipeline project would see western crude transported as far as the Irving Oil refinery and a proposed export terminal in Saint John, N.B. The Grand Council claims Indigenous title over the lands and waters of the entire St. John River watershed between the St. Lawrence River and the Bay of Fundy. Tremblay says their ancestors signed peace and friendship treaties with the British Crown but never surrendered or sold any of their land. In a submission to the National Energy Board last year, the council said the proposed route of the pipeline would cross rivers, lakes and streams at least 185 times. “We’re always looking at the protection of our waterways and lands for our children and grandchildren and the next seven generations,” Tremblay said. While Tremblay said they will oppose the pipeline, it’s too early to say how they might do that. It is just the latest public comment in opposition to the project, coming on the heels of strong condemnation from Montreal-mayors last month. New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant has been a strong proponent of the pipeline and says it offers a safer way to move the oil than by rail. Western oil producers who are looking for ways to export their oil met in Calgary with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pressing him to do what it takes to get pipelines built to move Alberta oil to the east and west coasts, where it would be loaded onto tankers bound for foreign markets. Trudeau told the executives it’s up to the National Energy Board to decide the fate of pipeline proposals, and he wasn’t about to prejudge any decision the board might make.last_img read more