Monthly Archives: May 2022

Highlights from the 2022 Hot Topics in Labor Law Seminar | Miles and Stockbridge PC

On May 13, 2022, the Miles & Stockbridge Labour, Employment, Benefits & Immigration practice group presented its twentieth annual Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar to clients across Maryland and beyond. Topics covered included remote work; tax matters, FMLA, and federal and state vacation laws; and the myriad of issues …

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As employers call workers back to the office, some AAPI women worry

An attendee identified as Emily, left, holds a candle during a candlelight vigil for Michelle GB at Portsmouth Square in San Francisco, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. stephen | Getty Images After some time Deloitte consultant Michelle Go was pushed to his death under a moving R train in January, …

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nehru planetarium: planetarium attendance returns to pre-covid levels | Bangalore News

Bengaluru: Many parents and children are exploring celestial bodies at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, a knowledge recreation center, pushing attendance at the place to pre-Covid levels.In less than two months since its reopening, more than 60,000 people have visited the planetarium and all of its special programs and activities – …

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Businesses brace for more cyberattacks – The New Indian Express

Express press service BENGALURU: Many organizations, regardless of size, have transformed their operations to facilitate remote working during the pandemic period. Although a few companies across industries have returned to routine – office work – many companies continue to track and support remote working. Among the many challenges that these …

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Geisinger inaugurates a new orthopedic center

BUCKHORN, PA – Geisinger and the community have come together to celebrate the next step in making better health easier and more accessible in central Pennsylvania. Officials solemnly opened the future site of the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Center on Wednesday, May 25. The celebration was a cheer rally-themed event with pom …

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AgingNext welcomes new CEO Abigail Pascua

by Andrew Alonzo | [email protected] After 16 years as chief executive of AgingNext, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping seniors age in place, Floy Biggs has announced she’ll be leaving for greener pastures. But it’s not like she leaves the organization in disarray; after a months-long application and interview process, …

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Payday lenders want to offer larger loans. Critics say it’s “designed to catch low-income families.” | legislative branch

Is a $1,500 loan worth it if it costs another $1,500 in interest and fees? That’s what payday lenders would be empowered to charge defaulting consumers in Louisiana if Gov. John Bel Edwards allows Senate Bill 381 to become law. The legislation would allow lenders to offer installment loans worth …

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A necessary push towards remote auditing

Accounting professionals have debated how or whether to do audit work remotely for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly accelerated the practice when travel and office work are suddenly become unfeasible for most. We spoke with the leaders of three small businesses about the lessons they learned as they …

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Business News | Stock and Stock Market News | Financial news

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Hankook Tire Unveils Asia’s Largest Proving Ground, Hankook Technoring

Hankook Tire held an inaugural ceremony at Hankook Technoring on May 25, inviting media and partners to attend the presentation of Hankook’s mid-term and long-term innovation strategy and its commitment to Hankook Technoring for sustainable growth. Executives present at the ceremony included: Hyunbum ChoChairman and CEO of Hankook & Company; …

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New laws, lenders improve access to affordable small loans | personal finance

Annie Millerbernd Inflation has hit people, who are already struggling to put gas in their tanks and food in their fridges, particularly hard. For many, a payday loan seems to be the only way to get the money they need. In recent years, however, more and more states have placed …

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As remote work persists, cities struggle to adapt

Lily Stateline coverage of the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew Challenger’s urban neighborhood in Chicago is buzzing, but no office workers. “I live a 15-minute walk from my office building, and every restaurant, bar, gym, and store is 100% full,” Challenger said recently. “When I arrive in my …

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Thursday, the new Friday as the UK returns to duty for midweek ‘basic’ days | Business

On mild Thursday evening, workers in office clothes take to the sidewalks of bars, pubs and restaurants in central London. They are part of a new trend in the world of flexible working: Thursday is the new Friday. Office staff are increasingly returning to their downtown office, but only for …

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Caldwell opens offices in Annapolis and Tysons Corner

May 23, 2022 – Toronto-based Caldwell has expanded with the opening of new locations in Annapolis, MD and Tysons Corner, VA in the Washington, DC area. At the same time, the firm added Byron Marchant as a partner and Tiffany Faucette as a partner. The moves expand the company’s capabilities …

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In a new book, Kellyanne Conway takes aim at many targets – except Donald Trump

Placeholder while loading article actions In 2015, Kellyanne Conway found herself on her way to pick up her children from elementary school, simultaneously fending off an attempt by Michael Cohen – then Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixator – to rig the Conference’s annual buzzing straw poll. of conservative political …

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A thug with a fake beard sprayed ammonia at postal workers in a terrifying £15,000 raid

Three postal workers were doused with ammonia during a terrifying robbery in Accrington. Serial criminal Daniel Burtak, 35, held up the Abbey Street branch wearing a fake beard and scarf and armed with a bottle of Fairy Liquid containing the dangerous chemical. He smashed the three employees in the face …

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Carroll County Commissioners Accepting Nominations for Police Accountability Board and Administrative Billing Committee – Baltimore Sun

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications from residents to serve on the new Police Accountability Board and County Administrative Billing Committee. Online applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on June 17. Commissioners on May 5 approved a resolution to create a local police accountability committee and …

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How to Find a Community of Support Online When Freezing Your Eggs

For those not yet ready to start a family or want to ensure they have the option in the future, egg freezing is on the rise. The process, in which eggs are harvested, frozen, and stored for later use, is even offered as a fertility benefit by some companies. Facebook …

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Support for hybrid work models in law practice management software

As law firms navigate our post-pandemic world, it’s important that we have more conversations about the need for hybrid work models and law practice management software. In many cases, law firms were forced to adopt a new work environment overnight at the onset of the pandemic. During this fight or …

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Clackamas County Clerk unclear how Schrader’s campaign gained access to election office before it opened

Election results from Oregon’s third-largest county continue to come slowly, as Clackamas County election officials scramble with a voting error that left a major race up in the air. A misprint on thousands of ballots in the county has left the Democratic primary for the 5th congressional district in limbo. …

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Power Rangers star Austin St John faces 20 years in prison charged with ‘stimulus loan fraud’ as fans fear for a cast reunion

POWER Rangers star Austin St. John faces a 20-year sentence after being accused of participating in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme. The actor – real name Jason Lawrence Geiger – is one of 18 people named in a federal indictment charged with violations of the Texas wire fraud conspiracy. 4 Actor …

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Dawn’s Honor Night | News, Sports, Jobs

Staff Photo / Allie Vugrincic ATHENA Award recipient Dawn Ochman, owner of Dawn Incorporated, left, celebrates with employee Ashley Swipas, who nominated Ochman for the award, during the ceremony Thursday evening at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield. The ATHENA Award program is sponsored by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber …

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President Biden announces key regional appointments for USDA, EPA and HHS

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden appointed the following individuals to fill key regional leadership positions at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Joy Kono, USDA State Executive Director, Farm Service Agency, Hawaii Maria Herrera, …

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Why Remote Leaders Need to Offer the Full Package, and More

Mike Lane is the CEO of Easeproviders of robotic process automation based solutions for the digital advertising industry. Getty The advantages of working remotely are obvious: flexibility, productivity and a multi-site team full of talent. While all of this influences how a remote team functions, culture and engagement ultimately increase …

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The National Bank of Coxsackie offers commercial e-loans

COXSACKIE – Changing the national trend towards online mortgage offerings, the National Bank of Coxsackie has launched a digital lending platform for small businesses. With the NBC Express Now program, small businesses can apply for installment loans or credit lines digitally via this platform and complete the entire process from …

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Google is opening a futuristic campus in Mountain View where 4,000 people will work

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google opened its Bay View canopy campus at NASA Ames in Mountain View this week, saying 4,000 people will work in the futuristic green complex powered by solar panels that look like dragon scales. The development of three buildings, as well as Google’s Charleston East project …

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Fairstone Financial Inc. extends Sagent software partnership by five years to strengthen its personal loan offering

Deal enables Canada’s leading credit solutions provider to continue to pursue its consumer-centric vision KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#fintech—Sagent, a fintech company transforming the way mortgage and consumer loans are serviced for North America’s leading banks and lenders, today announced a five-year extension of its partnership with Fairstone Financial Inc. …

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Mayor of Coaldale says town is overcharged for RCMP services

The current RCMP contract with Coaldale was signed in 2016, when the NEG was applied. Van Rijn, however, says Coaldale should not be considered a new entrant as they had already been checked by the RCMP. Coaldale Town Manager Kalen Hastings visited the Galt Museum & Archives and found evidence …

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Backgrounder: Biden Administration Announces Americans Can Order Additional Free, Rapid COVID-19 Home Tests at COVIDTests.gov

Today, the Biden administration announces that COVIDTests.gov is now open for a third round of ordering. U.S. households can now order eight additional free at-home tests on COVIDTests.gov, bringing the total number of free tests available to each household to 16 since the program began. As highly transmissible subvariants of …

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How Franklin is spending $10.8 million on CARES, funding America’s bailout

Franklin will receive $10.8 million in federal coronavirus relief from the CARES Act and the US bailout. It is now up to the municipal authorities to allocate this money to municipal services, local organizations and businesses in Franklin. Here’s how the funds have been allocated so far. CARES Act Franklin …

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Remote workers are just as productive as office workers, study finds

Photo: Elsa Noblet Remote work has indisputable advantages, namely the freedom to choose where to work, when to work and the possibility of spending more time with loved ones. But, with all this freedom, are employees working remotely as productive as those in the office? Good news for remote work …

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Elgin data breach ‘devastating’ for victims at risk of identity theft: experts

Breadcrumb Links Local News Photo by Chainarong Prasertthai /iStock/Getty Images Content of the article The theft of personal data from Elgin County could prove “devastating” for those affected, say tech analysts, who are also questioning the municipality for its lack of transparency in handling the crisis. Advertisement 2 This ad …

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Good news for job seekers in South Africa – the sectors that are hiring and the skills they are looking for

Research by recruitment firm Pnet shows that most employment sectors in South Africa are returning to pre-pandemic levels of hiring activity, with vacancies in almost every field. The research is based on a database of more than five million registered users on Pnet’s platform and assesses the first quarter of …

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Boris Johnson’s uphill battle to get people back to the office after working from home | UK News

One shot of the kettle, another rummaging through the fridge – for Boris Johnson, it’s too tempting to work from home. In a renewed appeal, the Prime Minister wants the country to return to the office and abandon remote working. But is his argument for bringing the British back to …

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Harrison County District Clerk’s Office and Courts Warn of Juror Phishing Scam | News

The Harrison County District Clerk’s Office issued a warning this week about a scam where the appellant poses as the clerk’s office and asks the receiver to register as a juror. “We received phone calls today about someone calling using the District Clerk’s Office phone number telling you that you …

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Judge hears arguments over Biden administration ending Covid border restrictions for migrants

CNN — A federal judge in Louisiana questioned on Friday whether the Biden administration could end a controversial Trump-era pandemic restriction, known as Title 42, later this month. The public health authority at the center of the case is allowing U.S.-Mexico border officials to send migrants back to Mexico or …

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How piggyback loans work | Mortgages and Advice

If you have a small down payment on your home, a piggyback loan can help you avoid some additional costs on your mortgage. However, these types of loans are not without their own costs and disadvantages. Here’s what you need to know. What is a piggyback loan? Homebuyers use piggyback …

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All those quitters? They are at work.

Porsha Sharon, 28, still thinks about the outbursts she witnessed from customers she served last year at Buddy’s Pizza in Troy, Michigan. A woman walked into the restaurant and simply ordered a pizza, to which Ms. Sharon responded by pointing to the full menu: What kind? “Didn’t you hear what …

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Downtown Winnipeg business owners hope to see their employees back in the office – Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg is launching a flexible work program that will see some employees work remotely permanently, and many downtown business owners are less enthusiastic. “We’re not too happy about it,” said Seka Lussier, operations manager of the King’s Head Pub. “It’s hurting us incredibly and it’s completely ignoring …

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Duval School’s ‘LGBTQ Support Guide’ Is Being Revamped Under New State Law

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – A 37-page document, which describes itself as “an essential tool at a critical time,” is currently undergoing intense scrutiny within Duval County Public Schools. The DCPS LGBTQ+ Support Guide outlines district procedures for employees to support and protect members of this community. The guide is also not …

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Personal loans used to buy cars secured $400 million in Oportun’s ABS

Oportun Issuance Trust, 2022-A, seeks to raise $400 million of capital markets debt by issuing debentures backed by installment loans backed by auto titles. Oportun, Inc., sponsorship of asset-backed securities (ABS) business secured by non-prime loans. According to Morningstar, the deal has a term of 24 months DBRS. During the …

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Lawyers won’t take a pay cut for working 100% remotely

A majority of UK lawyers said they would not take a pay cut in return for full-time remote work, according to a survey by Law.com International, although nearly 50% of the same poll believe that a pay cut for remote staff is a valid decision. Politics. In a survey of …

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Colgate the Co. Worker Toothbrush Review

As a home and lifestyle editor, I test a lot of gadgets. From time to time, it stands out for its cool features and great price. Of all the things I’ve tried in the last month, my favorite right now is Colgate’s Co. Toothbrush ($99). When it came across my …

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What Are the Different Types of Personal Loans?

Nobody wants to be in a position where they have to rely on a loan to help them financially, but we all have to accept that we could end up in that position at some point. Personal loans are one of the most common types of credit that people take …

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Bhopalites deprived of Shiv-Hari Jugalbandi forever

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Bhopalites will not be able to enjoy the jugalbandi of music maestros Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia, which was scheduled to be held at Bahirang, the open auditorium of Bharat Bhavan under ‘Mahima Samaroh’ on May 15. Shivkumar Sharma, 84, died in Mumbai on Tuesday …

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Texas Democrats call for review of use of covid aid to fund border crackdown

Placeholder while loading article actions A group of Texas Democrats on Monday urged the Biden administration to investigate whether their state misused federal funds meant to respond to the coronavirus, after Governor Greg Abbott (R) relied on pandemic aid to help pay for its repression against the United States and …

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Mansfield and Ashland nationally rank among best places for remote work

For remote workers, Buckeye State is the best place to live nationwide, and arguably the most preferred region to live in is North Central Ohio. This was backed up this spring when Ashland and Richland counties received top marks in the “Zoom Towns USA: America’s best cities for remote workersstudy …

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BREAK | Murder of Hillary Gardee: Worker at Mpumalanga ANC Chief Whip’s office arrested

Hillary Gardee’s body was found in a timber plantation. The ANC’s chief whip of the Mpumalanga legislature, Fidel Mlombo, has said the arrest of an employee in his office in connection with the murder of Hillary Gardee is “very regrettable”. “As an office and ANC we are totally against and …

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Ganim faces gender inequality issues at Bridgeport City Hall

BRIDGEPORT — Mayor Joe Ganim has pledged to “ensure that all women feel supported and heard in their roles” after two high-profile women in city government raised questions this week about equality gender among its staff. “It has come to my attention that there are women in administration who may …

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Watchdog report shows how bad another Trump term would be

A recent report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General reads like a Charles Dickens novel in that it helps us see the ghosts of Trump’s past, present and future, each bringing bad news. A recent one helps us see Trump’s ghosts past, present and future, each …

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Ukrainian scientists view wartime work as an act of defiance

Anton Vlaschenko often hears shelling outside his office in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, not far from the front lines of the war. He even sometimes sees smoke rising from Russian tanks hit by missiles. But the 40-year-old zoologist continues his work, dissecting and labeling bat tissue, while probing the ecology …

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Texas officers charged with assault in response to George Floyd protests

Body camera footage of another police officer, Michael Bui, recorded someone believed to be Officer Bui saying, “He’s going to be in pain tomorrow,” according to court documents. Moments later, body camera footage captured a conversation between Officer Bui, who has not been charged, and Corporal Mabry. In the video, …

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Best Direct Online Payday Loans In America | Top No Credit Check Loans With Guaranteed Approval | On the same day and installment loans

Finding a loan with bad credit and a low interest rate is everyone’s top priority. After all, who would want to pay additional hefty interest for emergency loans if the credit bureau is bad. So are you looking for a loan with bad credit and a low interest rate? Would …

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Emoji reactions, admin removal, 2GB file sharing and 512 group support are coming to Whatsapp

WhatsApp is currently rolling out several cool features including the ability to react to a message with emoji, group admin deletion of messages, file sharing up to 2GB in size, a massive jump over the limit previous 100MB. Meta, the company behind WhatsApp, said last month that these features would …

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Credit cards are setting the stage for digital lending from CUs

As stimulus checks and tax breaks were sent out to individuals and families during the pandemic, consumers wired the payments. And that caused credit union deposits to swell. Denise Stevens, SVP, chief product and digital officer at PSCU, told Karen Webster, CEO of PYMNTS that CUs are increasingly looking to …

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Halifax councilors call for revisions to site plan for homeless tents

Despite lingering questions over designated tent sites for the homeless, Halifax Regional Municipality councilors have agreed to move forward with a revised version of the proposal. Read more: Why having some parks for homeless people in Halifax ‘misses the point’, says expert HRM staff initially recommended 16 possible outdoor sites …

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YOUR HOME SOLD REAL ESTATE WARRANTY HOSTS Q1 2022 YHSGR EXPO

YHSGR Officers, Administrative Staff, Vendors and Affiliates Gather in Anaheim for Networking, Awards and More As our team continues to grow and reach record levels of success, coming together at the YHSGR Q1 2022 Expo was a fitting way to celebrate while planning for the future.” — Rudy Lira Kusuma …

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Amid the big quit 2022, many are wondering if Americans are quitting their jobs because of COVID or a bigger shift in work culture

In 2021, more than 47 million Americans left their jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – the highest number of quits ever recorded. As quit rates remain high at the start of 2022, in what some have since referred to as “the great quit,” many wonder if there …

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London is battered by the rise of working from home

Remit Consulting, a data company that monitors office occupancy using building access data, shows staffing levels are around a quarter to a third of normal midweek. However, that drops to just 10% on average on Mondays. Companies are adapting to the new consumption habits of this flexible cohort. Early signs …

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Installment credit: Everything old is new again

BNPL is not the only lending instrument to be revived from the annals of banking. This time it is installment loans. Just as “buy now, pay later” reshaped the legacy models of GE Credit and Household Finance, installment loans are experiencing a renaissance. Installment credit was the only game in …

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Public universities need more democracy, not more administrators

The current crisis in higher education leadership is on full display at California State University (CSU) – the nation’s largest four-year public university system. Take the case of former CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro. Castro’s troubles began with an underling — Fresno State vice president of student affairs Frank Lamas — …

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Shelling resumes at Azovstal steelworks, says Ukrainian officer

Dmytro, 39, sits near the grave of his childhood friend Andrii Parkhomenko on May 1 in Irpin, Ukraine. (Alexei Furman/Getty Images) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a speech on Sunday that for the first time today the vital corridor to evacuate civilians from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol had …

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Farm vehicles removed from Ukraine by Russians who discover they have been disabled remotely

But after traveling more than 700 miles, the thieves were unable to use any of the equipment, as it had been locked remotely. In recent weeks, there have been a growing number of reports of the theft of agricultural equipment, grain and even building materials by Russian troops – beyond …

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Immigration officers placed in 25 local authorities by Home Office, FoI reveals | Immigration and asylum

The Home Office has placed immigration officers in children’s social services and dozens of other local authority departments, in an arrangement that has raised concerns about the ability of the most vulnerable to ask for help, the Guardian can reveal. Officers are part of an “enhanced verification service” that includes …

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How NBFIs charge additional interest on loans that violate covenants

Hasina Begum, a resident of Siddhirganj in Narayanganj, approached Islami Finance and Investment Ltd in 2013 for a home loan. The institution approved a loan of Tk80,000 from its Naryanganj branch and set the term of the loan at 10 years and the amount of the monthly installment at Tk1,52,000. …

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