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September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgNewsRegional Union leader starts racial row in Barbados by: – May 4, 2012 Roy TrotmanBRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Union protests against the firing of a handful of workers by an international jewellery store has taken on a different colour as prominent labour leader Sir Roy Trotman has been accused of racialising the dispute.During a fiery May Day presentation marking the annual recognition of Labour Day celebrations in Barbados, eminent trade unionist Sir Roy Trotman made targeted remarks about recent employment terminations carried out by an “Egyptian Jew” and linked the firings to attempts by those fired to join the labour movement. Sir Roy is reported to have further went on to make other targeted remarks about “foreign people” and sent the message that Barbados was not Syria, Damascus or Libya.The union leader’s remarks have been strongly condemned by the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which issued a statement yesterday (Wednesday) evening decrying the racialised statements and calling on Sir Roy to retract them.New York-based Diamonds International, which has several branches in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean, terminated seven workers at the beginning of this week out of their 130 employees across the island. While the firings by managing director Jacob Hassid, who is Jewish, came shortly after interest was expressed by several employees in bringing union representation to bargain on their behalf, the company has publicly stated through their attorney that the firings were in process before any union overtures were made and that they were in fact a response to unbecoming behaviour by the employees.The full text of the Chamber of Commerce’s reaction to the firing is contained below:“The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and industry is appalled by the statements attributed to Sir Roy Trotman in relation to one of our member companies Diamonds International.“Sir Roy is reported to have said that 20 workers at Diamonds International were terminated on Monday 30 April 2012 because they met on Saturday April 28 to discuss whether they should form a bargaining unit. He is also reported to have referred to the managing director of the company as an “Egyptian Jew” and called on all employers to “to tell these foreign people that this is not Syria, this is not Damascus, this is not Libya”.The BCCI fully supports the right of any employee to join a union of their choice and the principles laid out in the protocol of the social partnership. We also support the provision within the draft employment rights bill under section 30 which indicates that an employee should not be discriminated against on account of their race or religion and suggest that neither should an employer be discriminated against on a similar basis.“The BCCI has consulted with Diamonds International to ascertain the facts and they have reported that 7 persons had their contracts terminated following an extended period of consultation as a result of the recommendations of their immediate supervisors. Their termination is in no way related to any intention that they might have had to form a bargaining unit. In fact, the company stressed that it has informed staff that they are free to join any organisation that they choose, including a union, without fear of repercussion.“Over the last four years while the economy has been very difficult and many companies within Barbados have closed, Diamonds International has honoured the Protocol of the Social Partnership and has not laid anyone off as a result of the recession. In fact, Diamonds International has shown great commitment to the Barbadian economy by expanding during this difficult time, most notably by opening new stores at the Lime Grove Lifestyle Centre. The company currently employs 130 persons.“The managing director, Mr. Jacob Hassid, has lived in Barbados for 17 years and he and his wife have three children all of whom were born in Barbados. When someone has shown this level of commitment to our country, we should not be referring to them by race or religion and seeking to make them feel personally uncomfortable.“We would hope that Sir Roy would investigate the facts and, once he is satisfied that he has been mis-informed, would withdraw his uncalled for remarks.Caribbean 360 News 81 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Stunning Ceiling Designs EverEd Sheeran’s 8 Best Collaborations6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana Jones7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian The ex-Chelsea midfielder has been a subject of transfer speculation from the Rio-based outfit after terminating his contract with Trabzonspor. Loading… Mikel became a free agent last month after parting ways with Turkish club Trabzonspor due to his comment over COVID-19.It is believed that Botafogo are eager to land the Nigerian and has made an offer of 18 months deal valued at $2 million for the experienced midfielder.However, Mikel has come out to admit that talks have been ongoing and a decision will be made in the coming days.Read Also: COVID-19: Ighalo pleads with Nigerians to stay indoors to be safe“Yes, there has been an interest and yes there have been negotiations,” the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner was quoted as saying to ESPN.“But I don’t know yet. I am still thinking about it, not sure yet.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has confirmed interest from Brazilian top side Botafogo.Advertisementlast_img read more

August 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgIt sounds like it’s going to be an open competition for the Giants’ starting quarterback job this year.Coach Pat Shurmur made some telling remarks Tuesday regarding the team’s QB situation and the possibility of a competition between veteran Eli Manning and rookie Daniel Jones. Giants QB Eli Manning motivated by winning, not rookie Daniel Jones “We’re gonna play the very best player. I know we’re dancing around the words here, but right now Eli is getting ready to have a great year and Daniel is getting ready to play. We’ll just see what happens. …— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) June 11, 2019We feel good where Eli is, he’s our starting quarterback, and we’ve got a young player that we think is going to be an outstanding player getting himself ready to play.”— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) June 11, 2019Shurmur also said he is constantly weighing between the two players and who gives the team the best chance to win.New York has been very complimentary of Jones this season with the team’s offensive coordinator Mike Shula saying last month he believes the first-round pick will be ready quickly.“I think he’d be ready to go (on Day 1), that’s my personal opinion,” Shula said, via the New York Post. “I do. I would say this — times have changed. In years past, you draft a guy, whenever you draft him, even if he was that early, those guys would traditionally not play until their second or third year. But really ever since probably six or seven years ago you started seeing more guys playing early. But I think he has that capability.”This doesn’t mean Jones will be the team’s starter for the first game of the season, but the team apparently is confident Jones is NFL ready.”He’s on track with the goal to be ready to play on Day 1,” Shurmur “He’s on track with the goal to be ready to play on Day 1,” Shurmur said of Jones. “The QB stuff will be on the front burner for everybody. I get that. But he’s on track.”— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) June 11, 2019 “We’re gonna play the very best player,” Shurmur said, via Newsday. “I know we’re dancing around the words here, but right now Eli is getting ready to have a great year and Daniel is getting ready to play. We’ll just see what happens.”We feel good where Eli is, he’s our starting quarterback, and we’ve got a young player that we think is going to be an outstanding player getting himself ready to play.” Related Newscenter_img Giants’ Saquon Barkley sees Super Bowls in Daniel Jones’ future ” target=”_blank”>said Tuesday. “The QB stuff will be on the front burner for everybody. I get that. But he’s on track.”He continued: “I’m not trying to be cryptic about it. It is what I said it is. Eli is getting ready to have an outstanding year and Daniel is getting ready to play. That’s really about it.”And finally: “I don’t want to be cryptic. … The players who give our team the best chance to win play. Period. We’ve seen Eli do that for a very long time, so we’ll see what happens as we go down the road.”last_img read more

May 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSparky Ville–Jorge Velez–121Bound for Nowhere–Julio Garcia–121Murad Khan–Rafael Bejarano–121Cistron–Victor Espinoza–123Surrender Now–Flavien Prat–116Voodoo Song–Umberto Rispoli–121King of Speed–Geovanni Franco–121First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Due to local, state and national health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, there is no public admittance to Santa Anita Park.  For updates, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. COMEBACKERS CISTRON & BOUND FOR NOWHERE HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURFORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 14, RACE IS PART OF NINE-RACE CARD WITH 12:30 P.M. POST ARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2020)–A pair of top class sprinters, John Sadler’s Grade I winning Cistron and Wesley Ward’s Kentucky-based Bound for Nowhere come off extended layoffs as they head a field of seven older horses in the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon at 5 ½ furlongs on turf this Saturday at Santa Anita. Originally scheduled to be run this past Saturday, March 14, the San Simeon will be contested for the 53rd time.An impressive winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes going six furlongs on dirt July 27 at Del Mar, 6-year-old Cistron, who was a close second in last year’s San Simeon, which was run at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, looms strictly the horse to beat in what will be his 28th career start.The leading money earner in the field, Grade II stakes winning Bound for Nowhere, idle since demolishing a tough allowance field at seven furlongs on turf Oct. 25 at Belmont Park, has been supplemented to Saturday’s race by owner/trainer Wesley Ward and will be ridden by popular Puerto Rican veteran Julio Garcia.A recent allowance winner over the course, Doug O’Neill’s French-bred Murad Khan fits nicely as does Peter Miller’s Surrender Now.  The lone distaffer in the field, Surrender Now, idle since Aug. 4, might be the quickest of the quick, while Linda Rice’s Grade I winning eastern invader Voodoo Song lends considerable depth to a competitive lineup.CISTRONOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerIdle since taking last summer’s Bing Crosby in gate to wire fashion, Cistron, a 6-year-old full horse by The Factor, has trained well for his return and has impeccable credentials, with three stakes wins to his credit from an overall mark of 27-5-7-6.  With an overall turf record of 19-2-6-5, Cistron is well positioned as the horse to beat on Saturday.BOUND FOR NOWHEREOwner:  Wesley WardTrainer: Wesley WardA lightly raced 6-year-old full horse by The Factor, Bound for Nowhere, idle since cruising to a  4 ¼ length victory in a third condition allowance last October at Belmont Park, has trained in impressive fashion for Ward at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky, as he has six consecutive bullet moves on his tab, the most recent a five furlong drill in 59.20 on Monday, the best of five at the distance over a synthetic surface. A Grade II winner at age four, he has six wins from 12 starts and earnings of $844,857. Although he hasn’t ridden at Santa Anita in some time, veteran Julio Garcia is well know to Southern California racing fans and has guided Bound for Nowhere to five of his six wins.THE GRADE III SAN SIMEON STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 5 of 9  Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more