A chain of beauty supply stores in Miami-Dade and Broward owes $53,841 in back pay to employees after a U.S. Department of Labor says the company used cash pay to hide that they didn’t pay earned overtime pay.
Wall Street may be facing an uncomfortable four years after President-elect Joe Biden's team confirmed on Monday it planned to nominate two consumer champions to lead top financial agencies, signaling a tougher stance on the industry than many had anticipated. Gary Gensler will serve as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra will head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Progressives see the agencies as critical to advancing policy priorities on climate change and social justice.
USA TODAY's expert vaccine panel is optimistic the nation's chaotic early vaccination effort should improve under the incoming Biden administration.
The "Drilling Fluids - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
"I desired to relay a message or image to other drivers without disfiguring my car," said an inventor from Leominster, Mass. "This inspired me to develop a display for inner vehicle windows."
Perform[cb], a powerhouse in performance marketing, has been named the #1 CPA Network Worldwide for the fifth year in a row. Perform[cb] is known as a force within the affiliate channel, recognized for its pay-per-results business model and vertical-specific expertise.
Although 2021 is upon us, the financial statements associated with year-end 2020 are in process. Despite the impact of COVID-19, business interruption litigation, riots, severe convective storms, the record number of named storms in the US, wildfires, and the increases in the cost of catastrophe reinsurance since 2019, property insurers from coast to coast have been investigating, evaluating, and honoring property damage claims without missing a beat.
WWF-Canada’s Go Wild School Grant program to support teacher, student and campus efforts to help nature thrive. A young boy plants native trees with WWF-Canada © WWF-Canada/Marco Libretti New native plant gardens for monarchs and other pollinators are among the 110 school and campus projects being funded by WWF-Canada's Go Wild School Grants. © naturepl.com / Sylvain Cordier / WWF TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While COVID-19 has created significant challenges for schools, it hasn’t stopped students, campuses, and educators from stepping up to help wildlife. To support their efforts and help bring projects to life, World Wildlife Fund Canada is awarding Go Wild School Grants of $500-$1,000 to 100 schools at the K-12 level and 10 grants to post-secondary students and campuses. Thanks to Walmart Canada’s generous support of WWF-Canada’s Living Planet @ School program, twice as many grants are being awarded than in previous years, doubling the benefits for habitats and wildlife. Elizabeth Hendriks, vice-president of restoration and regeneration at WWF-Canada, says: “While COVID-19 has vastly changed schooling, one thing it hasn’t changed is the passion that teachers, students and campuses have for making the world a better place. This year, WWF-Canada received a record number of Go Wild applications. We were thrilled to see the creativity and resourcefulness that students and educators brought to their projects to make sure that they could implement them safely despite uncertain and changing COVID-19 public health guidelines.” Briana Zhong, a Grade 10 student and Go Wild recipient from St. Robert Catholic High School, says: “I am looking forward to assembling and distributing nature kits to my fellow students to raise awareness about nature conservation. I plan to connect with like-minded individuals monthly and organize activities we can complete together virtually. Although these are challenging times, students are excited to create container garden habitats for wildlife at home because taking care of nature also means taking care of our mental and physical health, and our futures.” Since 2015, WWF-Canada has funded 369 Go Wild school and campus projects, totaling $184,500. Whether growing native plant gardens, building bat boxes, monitoring local wildlife, restoring creeks, or raising awareness about conservation issues, every Go Wild project has the same goal: to make a tangible difference for local nature and wildlife. Applications are accepted every fall with projects taking place the following spring and summer. Some of the Go Wild School Grant projects this year include: Kamloops, BC: Students at South Kamloops Secondary school will conduct a health assessment of a local creek and develop an ecosystem restoration and stewardship plan with the support of the City of Kamloops.Courtenay, BC: Students at Lake Trail Middle School will work with primary school students to restore Arden Creek by planting native plants to stabilize riverbanks and shade juvenile salmon and trout.Thompson, MB: Staff and students at Wapanohk Community School will add an outdoor classroom to support wildlife and engage participants in medicine wheel teachings.New Maryland, NB: Students at New Maryland Elementary School will construct a brush pile of branches, decaying logs and rocks to provide habitat and ecological services to species.Elmira, ON: Students at John Mahood Junior Public School will build a rain garden of pollinator plants with the dual purpose of supporting wildlife and directing stormwater away from multi-use areas.Waterloo, ON: University of Waterloo’s Ecology Lab is offering online workshops that will enable the campus community to join a virtual “container garden for wildlife” build-along, creating habitat for pollinators from home.Chapais, QC: Students at Chapais Secondary School will establish and maintain an edible forest.Whitehorse, YK: Local First Nations members will teach the medicinal uses of local plants to students at Golden Horn Elementary School. For a complete list of Go Wild School Grant projects, visit wwf.ca/schoolgrants About World Wildlife Fund Canada WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. For more information, visit wwf.ca. Attachments 3 2 CONTACT: Emily Vandermeer, communications specialist WWF-Canada email@example.com
President Trump signed an executive order on Monday expanding access to personal firearms for federal law enforcement officials. The order is one of the last of Trump’s presidency, with Joe Biden set to be sworn into office on Wednesday. The purpose of the order is to remove “undue obstacles” for law enforcement officers and prosecutors to obtain concealed carry licenses, as well as to expand protections for prosecutors and judges. “It shall be the policy of the United States to remove any undue obstacle preventing current or retired Federal law enforcement officers from carrying a concealed firearm,” the order states. The order also directs the U.S. Attorney General to “propose a regulation…to provide that the special deputation as a Deputy United States Marshall shall be granted upon request to any Federal prosecutor” who faces risk of harm as a result of his or her work. The special deputation would grant a prosecutor the right to concealed carry of a firearm. It is unclear if the incoming Biden administration will work to carry out the order. Biden announced earlier this month that he will nominate Merrick Garland, the prosecutor who headed the investigation against Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, to the position of attorney general. Biden himself is preparing several executive orders for the first days of his presidency, in an attempt to reverse several Trump administration policies. Among other issues, Biden will rejoin the Paris Climate Accords and end Trump’s immigration restrictions on some Muslim-majority nations.
A Jewel-Osco store in Chicago is the first grocery in the nation to pilot an automated pickup kiosk, one of numerous investments grocers are making to prepare for a future of more online shopping. The kiosk, located in the store parking lot, is meant to offer a convenient and contact-free option for online shoppers to collect their groceries. Shoppers are asked to select a two-hour pickup ...
"I was thinking about how cold it gets during the winter months when football is played," said an inventor from Atlanta, Ga. "This inspired me to develop a better means to keep players warm, without bundling up so that they could more quickly and easily return to the field."
The "Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) Market by Type (Remotely Operated Vehicle & Autonomous Underwater Vehicle), ROV & AUV Market by Application, Product, Propulsion System, System, and Region - Global Forecasts to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Representatives of fuel suppliers to Venezuela, importers of Venezuelan oil and advocacy groups said this month they plan to press the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to reverse a ban on crude-for-diesel swaps. The Trump administration since the last quarter of 2020 has barred companies from sending Venezuela diesel in exchange for crude. That has prompted concerns about the humanitarian impact of a possible deficit of diesel, widely used in Venezuelan public transportation, agriculture, and as fuel for generators used as a backstop for frequent blackouts.
An FBI warning of possible armed protests at the U.S. Capitol and state capitol buildings across the nation have put the nation on edge.
While this will be an Inauguration Day like no other, the weather on Wednesday will not be all that unusual for mid-January in Washington, D.C.
On his last birthday in 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had breakfast with his family and then headed to his church to plan what would be his last big protest. He arrived at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as pastor, around 9 a.m. Jan. 15, dressed in a dark suit, a white shirt and a tie, as he often did. He was there to work that day, not celebrate. And there was much ...
The "Global Intelligent Power Module Market with COVID-19 Impact Analysis by Voltage Rating, Current Rating, Circuit Configuration, Power Devices (IGBT, MOSFET), Vertical (Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Automotive) and Region - Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
"I am creating a revolutionary "one size fits all" Earfoam that replaces the existing ear bud tips, commonly used throughout the industry. The Earfoam is virtually noise cancelling and comfortable, which is rare in the ear bud world," said an inventor from Hutto, Texas.
The president is not expected to issue pardons for himself or members of his family, advisers said Monday.
An independent panel said on Monday that Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully in January to curb the initial COVID-19 outbreak, and criticised the World Health Organization (WHO) for not declaring an international emergency until Jan. 30. The experts reviewing the global handling of the pandemic, led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, called for reforms to the Geneva-based United Nations agency.Their interim report was published hours after the WHO's top emergency expert, Mike Ryan, said that global deaths from COVID-19 were expected to top 100,000 per week "very soon". "What is clear to the Panel is that public health measures could have been applied more forcefully by local and national health authorities in China in January," the report said, referring to the initial outbreak of the new disease in the central city of Wuhan, in Hubei province.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 18, 2021 / In times of COVID-19 and growing anti-immigrant sentiments in America, very few people have been willing to step up and defend those who come to our country looking for a better way of life. The United States, a land built by immigrants, has long been viewed as a place of refuge by those fleeing persecution and poverty in their home countries.
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC), will announce its fiscal 2021 second quarter financial results on Thursday, February 18, 2021. A conference call will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (9:30 a.m. Central Time) Thursday, February 18, 2021. Internet users will be able to access the webcast and presentation at http://www.bradycorp.com/investors live and in replay. This call is being webcast by Intrado Corporation and can be accessed at http://www.bradycorp.com/investors. About BRCBrady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the Company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2020, employed approximately 5,400 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady’s fiscal 2020 sales were approximately $1.08 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at www.bradycorp.com. For More Information:Investor contact: Ann Thornton 414-438-6887Media contact: Kate Venne 414-358-5176
Canterbury Consulting, an independent investment advisory firm overseeing more than $23.6 billion in assets as of June 30, 2020, will host its 13th Annual Investment Forum virtually for the first time on January 21, 2021. This year's forum brings together experts in health science and investment management for engaging presentations and discussions on the state the economy, the markets, and the global community.
“If you’re looking to win elections, it is probably best not to urge your supporters not to vote.”
“Warnock’s portrayal of himself as a dog lover, a means of overcoming white suspicions of Black men, smacked of pure genius.”
“Trump has done damage to the Republican brand among suburban voters that goes well beyond just races where he is on the ballot.”
“Once more, Democrats must profusely thank activist Stacey Abrams.”
“Overall, demographic trends show that the state’s electorate is becoming younger and more diverse each year.”