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Japan’s Kamegai faces Cotto in first world title bout

first_imgTrump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak View comments Mexican star Alvarez, who defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr earlier this month, dropped the 154-pound title as he moves up to the middleweight ranks for a megafight on September 16 against unbeaten Gennady Golovkin for the Kazak star’s three world titles.Vying to replace Alvarez at 154 pounds are Kamegai, in his first world title bout at age 34, and 36-year-old Puerto Rican Cotto, whose first world championship bout was in 2004.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I’m very excited to be back and showcase a high level fight for the fans,” Cotto said. “Kamegai is a great, tough fighter, but I will be ready for him and to capture the world title. I can’t wait to start training for this fight and get back in the ring.” Yoshihiro Kamegai of Japan v Jesus Soto-Karass of Mexico during the junior middleweights bout at The Forum on September 10, 2016 in Inglewood, California. Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFPJapanese boxer Yoshihiro Kamegai has the chance to grab the world junior middleweight title left behind by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, but blocking his path is former world champion Miguel Cotto.Promoters announced Wednesday that Kamegai will face Cotto on August 26 at Los Angeles for the vacant World Boxing Organization junior middleweight crown.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Read Next Tigresses lead BVR tournament Ilocos leg champs For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Cotto, 40-5 with 33 knockouts, has owned world titles at super lightweight, welterweight, super welterweight/junior middleweight and middleweight — the only Puerto Rican fighter to claim crowns in four different weight classes.“I fully understand who I’m going to be in the ring against, but Cotto’s record and history won’t matter once we are toe-to-toe,” Kamegai said. “I am looking forward to giving fans the kind of aggressive fight that they have seen from me before and having my arm raised in victory.”Kamegai, 27-3 with two drawn and 24 knockouts, is 3-2 with one drawn in his past six fights over the past three years, having stopped Mexico’s Jesus Soto Karass last September in his most recent bout.Cotto is 3-3 over the past five years, including a super welterweight title loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2012. His most recent bout was an unanimous decision loss to Alvarez in November 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev to win light heavy rematch

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Rigondeaux and Flores were trading punches when the bell rang to end the first round and both threw after the bell. Rigondeaux’s punch landed, and Flores dropped to the canvas where he was counted out.Nevada boxing officials huddled for several minutes and watched the replay before ruling the punch was legal.Rigondeaux, who won his gold medals for his native Cuba, improved to 18-0 with 12 knockouts as a pro, while Flores, from Mexico, fell to 25-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He’s a great fighter,” Ward said. “You’ve got to raise your game to the next level and thankfully that’s what we did tonight.”Kovalev complained that Ward hit him with two low blows in the final exchange, forcing him to sit on the first rope.“Why stop the fight?” he said. “I could have continued to fight.”The fight was rough and tumble from the beginning, much like when the two met the first time when both were unbeaten. But while Kovalev was supposed to be the puncher it was a big right hand by Ward that landed midway through the eighth.“I could tell he was reacting to my body shots and I knew I had him then,” Ward said. “I knew he was hurt.”ADVERTISEMENT Ward was up by a point on two scorecards and down three points on the third going into the eighth. But Kovalev was fading, just as he had in the first fight, and he picked up the pace. Kovalev was credited with throwing 407 punches to 238 for Ward, and out landing him 95-80.The AP had Kovalev ahead by a point going into the final round.“I don’t know, I can’t explain it,” Kovalev said. “I thought I was doing very good. I was better and he was better this fight. I didn’t feel like I was getting knocked down by the power of his punches.”Ward, who won an Olympic gold in 2004 and hasn’t lost a fight since he was 12, took a few rounds to find his mark but once he did the two engaged in close rounds that were difficult to score. The crowd at Mandalay Bay thought otherwise, roaring at every punch landed by Ward and chanting his nickname.There was genuine dislike between the two fighters, born largely out of their first fight. Neither made any effort to touch gloves when given their final instructions, and once the bell rang, they both went after each other.The fight itself played out early somewhat like the first one, with Kovalev starting out aggressively and Ward trying to find his rhythm. Weeks, meanwhile, was working hard to keep control as the two fighters clinched and hit each other behind the head, with Ward landing a low blow in the second round that doubled Kovalev over and caused Weeks to pause the bout.Ward vowed before the fight to leave no doubt this time, after escaping with a win that many at ringside questioned in the first fight. He appeared confident he would do just that, coming into the ring doing a little dance before turning to salute the crowd.Kovalev, a Russian who lives in Los Angeles, had complained bitterly about the scoring in the first fight, though he appeared to run out of gas as the fight went on.Ward was paid $6.5 million for the rematch, while Kovalev got a percentage of the gate and the pay-per-view.In another fight, two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux retained his super batamweight title on a first-round knockout over Moises Flores when he landed a punch after the bell. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Best, most challenging part of being a dad? PBA players weigh in Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Andre Ward, left, hits Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—Andre Ward vowed he would leave no doubt this time around. He didn’t, turning the tables on a big puncher and stopping Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round Saturday night to win their light heavyweight title rematch.The undefeated Ward turned the fight around with a big right hand that wobbled Kovalev, then swarmed all over him. Kovalev was in the neutral corner and Ward was landing shots to the body when the Russian sat on the ring rope and referee Tony Weeks signaled an end to the bout at 2:29 of the eighth.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Swing Out Sister back to PH this April MOST READ View comments “I knew this time it was going to be different,” Ward said.In a lot of ways it was the same, until Ward — who was knocked down in the first fight — showed he was a big puncher, too, with a right hand that made Kovalev’s right leg wobble and signaled the beginning of the end to the bout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe fight had been close, with Kovalev (30-2-1) winning the early rounds before Ward (32-0) began making adjustments and Kovalev began tiring. Both fighters complained of dirty tactics and Weeks spent a lot of his time breaking up clinches.Ward won the first fight in November, coming back from a second round knockdown to get a controversial decision. The rematch seemed just as close until Ward landed the right hand that caused Kovalev’s legs to wobble.last_img read more

Humble Lion’s Swaby on loan in El Salvador

first_imgHumble Lion striker FranÁois Swaby left the island this week to take up a one-year loan offer with El Salvador league club Luis Angel Firpo and the 28-year-old is looking to use the move as a stepping stone to greater things.”Any local player that gets the chance to play overseas must see it as a stepping stone. So it is a greater opportunity to move towards the goals that I want to achieve,” he said.”The expectation there will be high, but I will look to score a lot of goals and win league titles in El Salvador. So the hope is to move on to even greater things,” he added.The former Sporting Central player anticipates that the language barrier will present some obstacles during his stint there, but he hopes to overcome that issue in the very near future.”The language will be a problem because only a few players in the team speak English, but I hope to get over that soon,” he said.WEEKSOFNEGOTIATIONSThe move to El Salvador came after weeks of negotiations between both clubs, and the club was happy to conclude the deal and wished the forward well.”We wish FranÁois the best as he seeks to represent himself and Humble Lion Football Cclub on the international market … . We are very elated at Swaby’s achievement and hope that he will continue to grow as a player,” a press release from the club said.The Clarendon club added that they will miss their topscorer of last season for this campaign.”We will miss the services of Swaby as he is a hard-working and professional player, his shoes will be very difficult to fill, and we hope he carries his form to the Luis Angel Firpo,” the release added.last_img read more

May 1 boycott leaders lobby employers

first_img160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIn the Korean community, some employers have been bracing for the boycott, expecting many of their Latino workers to call in sick, said Danny Park, executive director of the Korean Immigrant Workers Alliance. Other small businesses plan to shutter for the day. Last week, the Korean Apparel Manufactures Association sent out letters to its 1,000 members who employ an estimated 30,000 workers asking them not to retaliate against workers who don’t show up for work that day. “We don’t want a confrontation between employers and employees,” said Mike Lee, the association’s president. “We want to stand together.” rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741 Readying for a massive national rally on May 1, organizers are calling on employers not to punish employees who skip work to protest, while state legislators are expected to vote this week on a resolution that would formally recognize a boycott. For weeks, organizers have been calling for a massive mobilization on May 1, May Day in the United States or International Workers’ Day abroad, to show the force of the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. – an estimated 5 percent of the U.S. workforce. Though organizers have been split about whether the protest should include a work, school and economic boycott, they have been carefully working to broaden their coalition over the past two weeks. “This whole movement is snowballing, not just in the size but also in the composition of the coalition. It’s diversifying. It’s not just Latinos,” said Nativo Lopez, the president of the Mexican American Political Association. In the coming days, he expects Filipino, Muslim and African immigrant organizations to announce they will join the boycott. last_img read more

Innovation makes dream of home come true

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2That dream was out of reach for one family but surely within the grasp of two. So they bought the house together.“An even split,” a beaming Hernandez said one night while relaxing on the patio.His wife, Ana, and a couple of other family members sat by the pool, keeping an eye on the kids and enjoying the soft evening air.They waited out escrow with exquisite anticipation.“It’s like going on vacation … because all that time we’re looking forward to moving out of that apartment,” Hernandez said. WINNETKA Will Hernandez and Manny Sanchez turned the tables on the wives this Father’s Day.They did the gift giving.And it’s a big one. The house next door to ours.It’s their first, a $634,000 suburban castle and the realization of a dream that soaring prices might have deferred forever. Hernandez and Sanchez married sisters, and joint ownership suits them just fine. After all, the two families, nine people total, shared a three-bedroom apartment in Culver City for the past eight years.This is the first time Hernandez has ever lived in a house.Getting to this point required determination and faith.“We’ve been wanting to have our own home since we moved in together but we didn’t have the income or the credit,” he said.He’s a truck driver for Universal Studios and Ana is a cashier at a Western Bagel store in West Los Angeles. She’s looking to transfer to a store in the San Fernando Valley.Sanchez washes windows on downtown skyscrapers and his wife, Margarita, manages a theater in Culver City.Since escrow closed, the families have been busy. One weekend Sanchez pressure-washed their driveway, patio and other parts of the property. The old broken gates in front have been fixed and the formerly parched and spotty yard has a new carpet of sod. The worn-out fence between our houses has been replaced.Homeownership brings a sense of peace, too. The family can park their cars in the same spot every night. That doesn’t sound like much, but in their old neighborhood, a quick trip to the market could mean the loss of a prime parking spot and a three-block walk back to the apartment.A house in a residential neighborhood sounds and feels different, too.They can hear the wind moving through the palm fronds and citrus trees and neighbors’ muted conversations climbing over backyard walls. And there is a neighborhood to walk about.“It’s so peaceful. It’s so nice. It’s like a totally different lifestyle. We’ve never experienced this before,” Hernandez said.Will’s and Manny’s kids quickly found new playmates and the family has already made new friends. They’ve already spent a balmy spring night doing something they’ve never done before hanging out in their own driveway chatting with the new neighbors.And the kids? They’ve adapted just fine.“They love it. They don’t want to leave, but at first they didn’t know what to expect,” Hernandez said. “And that’s the major reason we’re doing it. We wanted to give them a better life than an apartment building.”greg.wilcox@dailynews.com(818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Drive may fly million miles, not a billion

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin was late for his tee time in space Wednesday, but still managed to launch a super-lightweight golf ball into orbit – even if he shanked his shot. Tyurin hit the golf ball 77 minutes behind schedule after delays to fix an overheating spacesuit and a stuck exterior hatch. Using a gold-plated 6-iron and an American astronaut in the role of caddy and safety-holder, Tyurin hit the drive from a springlike tee outside the International Space Station, 220 miles over the northwest Pacific Ocean. The shot, which veered a little to the right, kicked off a planned six-hour spacewalk. “I can see it as a little dot moving away from us,” Tyurin said. But just how far did that baby go? As with any golf story, it depends whom you ask. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’That drive went a billion miles – or will go that far by the time it eventually comes down in a few years – said Nataliya Hearn, the president of Element 21 Golf Company. The Toronto firm is paying the cash-starved Russian space agency an undisclosed amount for the golf stunt to promote its new golf club that includes a space-program-derived metal. That’s a huge exaggeration, according to NASA’s lead spacewalk flight director, Holly Ridings. She said NASA’s calculations are that golf balls would stay up only two to three days, which would put the drive closer to a mere million miles. As many golfers do, Tyurin spent several minutes trying to get comfortable addressing the ball. Unlike earthbound golfers, he was upside down at times. He was tethered to the space station and had astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria holding on to him.last_img read more

Marathon sweeps Auburndale volleyball

first_imgApaches drop to 2-2 in Marawood SouthBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARATHON — The Auburndale volleyball team dropped a Marawood Conference South Division match to Marathon 3-0 on Tuesday night at Marathon High School.Marathon won 25-16, 25-9, 25-17 to improve to 2-1 in the conference. Auburndale is now 2-2.The Auburndale offense was thwarted all match long, totaling just 18 kills. Robyn Brokish and Taylor Gotz each had five kills, Brokish had a team-high 13 digs, and Sydney Schmutzer had 13 assists for the Apaches.Auburndale is off until Oct. 1 when it hosts Athens in a nonconference match.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img

Benin gallery keeps African art in Africa

first_imgThe first contemporary art museum in West Africa is putting the tiny country of Benin on the art map. The free museum, called the Zinsou Museum, is in the small town of Ouidah – often called the birthplace of voodoo. (Image © Jean Dominique Burton, The Eye of Photography)• Élisabeth VauprèsMedia LiaisonFoundation Zinsou+ 229 21 30 99 25presse@fondationzinsounews.orgMelissa Jane CookThe first contemporary art museum in West Africa is putting the tiny country of Benin on the art map. The free museum, called the Zinsou Museum, is in the small town of Ouidah – often called the birthplace of voodoo.The aim is to preserve African art for Africans, as well as showcase the continent’s most leading-edge artists. It is dedicated exclusively to ultra-modern African art. Opened in November 2013, the permanent art exhibition is the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa outside South Africa. An initiative of the Zinsou Foundation, it is making contemporary arts and culture accessible to the Beninese public.A smattering of tourists visit the town, usually headed for the Gateway of No Return, a mammoth monument dedicated to the area’s dark history as a slave trading hub. But things are changing since the art museum opened. The slave trade monument is a massive archway with two long lines of chained men in bas-relief along the top, suggesting they are being marched into the Atlantic Ocean. Hundreds of thousands of Africans were believed to have been condemned to slavery from the beach below the archway.Villa Ajavon, which houses the Zinsou Museum, in a sense defies that history: it was built by the descendants of slaves who returned from the Brazilian city of Bahia. Its style is influenced by Brazilian and African architecture. According to the museum, in the sparsely visited nation of Benin the museum has attracted an impressive 13 000 visitors since opening. “The museum is an attempt to engage the Beninese public by creating a shared space anchored in everyday life and writing artistic culture from the perspective of the development of our society in the world.”Contemporary African art has grown in popularity over the past few years, gaining much reputation and monetary value. Artistic hubs like Lagos, in Nigeria are frequently visited by curators and collectors from North America and Europe seeking new talent and new works by established names.Villa is a sublime homeMarie-Celine Zinsou spearheaded the creation of the museum. Explaining her motivation to Agence France-Presse (AFP), she said that while on a trip to Benin with a French children’s charity in 2005, she had wanted to take a group of youths to an art gallery. “I found that there wasn’t any structure to show the children work from their own continent.“When we found out this sublime building was available, we jumped at the chance. Its style is very symbolic, very specific to this region,” she said. The villa is on a quiet dirt road lined with run-down bungalows and is just a few hundred metres from the Temple of Pythons, a major centre of voodoo worship that retains a powerful influence in Benin.Villa Ajavon is an expansive cream-coloured home built in 1922 by a Togolese trader. It was in poor repair and took a year to renovate to host the gallery. But Zinsou said the priority was to preserve its original structure. Air conditioning in the main hall was forbidden so as to not disfigure the exterior.Zinsou FoundationFondation Zinsou was launched in 2005 by the Franco-Beninese financier Lionel Zinsou, 59. A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and the London School of Economics, he started his career as an adviser to Laurent Fabius, then prime minister of France; thereafter, he became a partner at the Rothschild bank. Since 2008, he has headed the investment fund PAI Partners.It is a family-run enterprise based in Cotonou, Benin. As an exhibition space for contemporary artists, the foundation has created a permanent collection over the past eight years. It has also established a strong network with artists and the media.“Over the next eight years, it welcomed four million visitors, starting with schoolchildren and followed by their parents. At the same time, the foundation built up a collection of African art, past but above all contemporary,” said Zinsou.According to its profile on the Global Art and the Museum website, the foundation has maintained an international standard despite the virtually non-existent art market in many African countries. It receives its funding mainly from the Zinsou family’s private income.Explore the museum here (French)Home support for Africa’s artistsThe museum’s inaugural exhibition, Masterpieces of the Collection, featured 13 African artists, such as Romuald Hazoumé and Cyprien Tokoudagba from Benin, George Lilanga from Tanzania, and Samuel Fosso from Cameroon. Many of the works were drawn from the Zinsou Foundation’s permanent collection. Artists commissioned for the exhibition included Aston and Kifouli Dossou.Today, the works of leading African artists are on display, including Ethiopia’s Mickael Bethe-Selassie, Frederic Bruly-Bouabre of Ivory Coast, and Cheri Samba of Democratic Republic of Congo.Hazoumé has exhibited his paintings, sculptures and photographs in London and New York, but became emotional recalling his first showing in Benin, the country of his birth. “It was the first time that I saw young people from Benin coming to admire my work,” he told AFP. “I cried that day. I was so moved.”Hazoumé’s paintings and photos reflect his Beninese culture and religion.By exhibiting the works of local and international artists, the museum acts as a marker of Africa’s significance to the art world. Its mission is to preserve African artistic heritage within the actual continent, and it will also display archival documents to contextualise the works and encourage research and familiarity with the history of art in Africa.“Keeping contemporary African art in Africa today is a genuine necessity, as African artists flee the continent, where the market for their work is almost non-existent,” said Elizabeth Vaupres of Foundation Zinsou. Internationally known galleries such as those in Cairo or Dakar showcase a rich artistic legacy but “mostly evoke history”, she said.Slavery in OuidahFor nearly 300 years, until slavery was abolished in the 19th century, millions of people were shipped from West Africa’s Slave Coast, of which Benin was a hub. Ouidah was in the Abomey kingdom and was one of the main ports of departure for the slave trade in the 16th and 17th centuries, which brought prosperity to its rulers. Several European powers, including France and Portugal, built forts here to protect their commercial interests.Seen as a religious centre, it has long been associated with Vodun – and subsequently voodoo – beliefs. Some see it as their global capital. Following the defeat of King Behanzin and colonisation by the French, the town became a seat of local government. France outlawed slavery in 1818.Ouidah was the site of the Tree of Forgetfulness; enslaved men, women, and children were forced to circle the tree seven times. It was thought this would make them forget their identities and erase their collective memory of origin and histories before being shipped off to the Americas. Although it may have been a process that was more metaphoric than real, the histories and cultures that were allegedly forgotten are now preserved in the art museum.The museum’s location indicates that the institution “embodies the idea that Africa is looking to the future, but in doing so does not deny its past”, Zinsou explained. Ouidah is hoping to become a cultural hotspot. The city already hosts an annual international film festival, which featured movies from 18 countries last year.last_img read more

Florida employers: Wage and Hour Considerations and Hurricane Irma

first_imgTHIS BLOG SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE, AS PERTAINING TO SPECIFIC FACTUAL SITUATIONS OR AS ESTABLISHING AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP Just as Texas begins its slow recovery from Hurricane Harvey, Florida braces for Hurricane Irma.  So, we must, again, look at wage and hour rules:As a result of the FLSA’s salary basis requirement, if as a result of the hurricane, you close for less than a full work week, you must pay an exempt employee for days that you are closed.  However, you generally can require that an exempt employee use PTO during a day in which you close. If you remain open and an exempt employee does not come to work, you do not have to pay the employee for the day; this can be treated as an absence for personal reasons, provided it is a full day.  If an exempt employee arrives late or leaves early, he or she must be paid for the full day, but you generally can require that he or she use PTO, if available, to cover the non-working time.  You also must pay him or her if he or she does any work from home. There is no legal obligation under the FLSA to pay non-exempt employees who do not work because you close due to the hurricane; however, there is an exception for non-exempt employees who are paid under the fluctuating work week.  Under the FLSA, they must be paid if you close due to the hurricane for less than full work week and they do any work in the work week, whether it be few or many. Even if there is no duty to pay non-exempt employees, consider the employee relations message of paying exempt but not paying non-exempt employees for a day on which you are closed. Also, if non-exempt employee works at home, you must pay for all time worked.  Systems must be put in place to state who can work remotely and how they must record their time so that they are properly paid.  Remember, break rules apply to working at home too. Keep in mind also that there may be payment obligations under collective bargaining agreements and/or your policies. Thankfully we all know that no employee should be told to put themselves at risk to come to work.  Just in case there is a manager who does not know this, you should make sure they do.  Thoughts and prayers to our colleagues and their workers in Florida and its surrounding areas.last_img read more

MacBook Air Contest: What are the Considerations When Looking at Server Infrastructure?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts alex williams Tags:#cloud#Contests center_img What are key considerations when looking at server infrastructure in cloud deployments?That’s the question this month for our MacBook Air contest. Best comment on this post wins. You’ll need a Disqus account to participate. The question raises all kinds of potential conversations, ranging from the type of server to integrate to the network considerations. So, let’s hear it!We’ll review the comments and pick a winner at the end of the month. Tom Raftery runs GreenMonk. He is is our co-judge this month. Thanks to Michael Krigsman for his help in the May contest.The winner will be announced on the first of July. We’re still waiting to hear back from the winner we selected for May. We’ll announce soon!Now, let’s hear it. We look forward to the conversation! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more