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Florida votes to raise minimum wage to $15 in 2020 election

first_imgVote signs outside Palm Beach County Public Library polling station during the 2020 presidential election in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., November 3, 2020.Marco Bello | Reuters The measure passed with more than 60% support despite Trump’s projected victory in the state with more than 51% of the vote.Labor advocates did not get all good news from ballot initiatives Tuesday. California voted Tuesday that Uber and Lyft should be exempt from a law that would make drivers employees instead of contractors.Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Florida voted Tuesday to gradually hike the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, joining a growing list of states and municipalities in taking the step.The 2020 election ballot initiative garnered the 60% support needed to pass, according to the Associated Press. Florida becomes the eighth state to approve a $15-an-hour minimum wage, and the second most populous to do so.The measure would increase the state’s current $8.56-an-hour pay floor to $10 next year. For every year after that, the minimum wage would rise by $1 an hour until it hits $15 in 2026.- Advertisement – Labor advocates have long argued to raise minimum pay to what they call a living wage. The movement has gained traction across the country: the House passed a federal $15 per hour minimum wage last year, and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden supports the policy, as well.Still, many businesses in Florida have argued against increasing the minimum wage. President Donald Trump has said states should make the decision.John Morgan, a wealthy personal injury attorney, put millions of dollars into the effort to get the initiative on the 2020 ballot.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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KPU criticized for allowing crowd-pullers during campaigns for December’s elections

first_imgGovernment officials have expressed their concern over a regulation issued by the General Elections Commission (KPU) that allows crowd-pullers, including music concerts, to be held during the campaign period for December’s elections. The regulation has been deemed counterproductive to the country’s efforts to curb COVID-19 infection, which has included restrictions on mass gatherings. The Home Ministry’s politics and government affairs director general, Bahtiar, slammed the commission for allowing concerts to be held during campaigns. “Concerts are banned everywhere in the world, it’s odd that Indonesia still allows [concerts] for the upcoming elections,” Bahtiar said during a press conference on Thursday, as quoted by kompas.com.He said virtual concerts would not be a problem, but that Article 63 of KPU Regulation No.10/2020 on the staging of the regional elections stated that physical concerts were also allowed.Read also: KPU approves twist on campaign props amid pandemicIn addition to concerts, art performances, harvest festivals, walk and bike events, competitions, bazaars, blood donation drives and commemoration of parties’ anniversaries are among the activities permitted during campaigns.Meanwhile, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s (BNPB) deputy head of system and strategy, Wisnu Widjaja, pointed to Article 59 of the KPU regulation on public debate.“The article stipulates that a public debate may be attended by as many as 50 people. That’s too many, the regulation needs to be evaluated,” he said on Tuesday during a webinar held by the national COVID-19 task force.The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and election activists and experts have called on the government to postpone the elections, which are set to take place on Dec. 9, because of public health risks and possible low voter turnout, particularly as 45 of 270 regions that will host elections have been declared high-risk areas.Even during the early stages of the elections, the Elections Supervision Agency (Bawaslu) has recorded more than 240 violations of health protocols by election candidates. Most of the violations involved the candidates bringing large numbers of people when they registered to run at local election offices. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

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Tax framework must maintain ‘level playing field’ for pooling, insurers

first_imgTo remove any doubts that vehicles based in other states were permissible, PensionsEurope suggested the OECD employ wording that a vehicle was based in a state that had entered a tax treaty with the pension provider’s home state.The Danish industry association, Forsikring & Pension (F&P), raised concerns that the insurance industry – largely responsible for the provision of pension benefits in the country – could be disadvantaged by the framework, despite its being subject to the same domestic regulation as pension funds.“Thus, it is very important to clarify explicitly that they in this role receive the same treatment and are also covered by the definition of ‘recognised pension fund’ in the OECD Model Tax convention – to ensure a level playing field,” the association said.“If life insurance companies are not covered by the definition, an essential part of the Danish workforce may be taxed more heavily than in other countries organised in a different way.”F&P also echoed concerns across the pensions industry that only pension funds exclusively providing pension benefits would be classed as recognised pension funds by the convention, instead endorsing the use of “almost exclusively”.The view was shared by the Dutch Pensions Federation, which said it was “too restrictive” to apply to pension funds in the Netherlands.For its part, PensionsEurope noted that the OECD’s initial report on the matter recognised pension funds would “exclusively or almost exclusively” provide retirement benefits and urged a return to the phrasing.“This addition,” it said, “would guarantee that a fund should be a recognised pension funds when the purpose is to administer or provide retirement or similar benefits, while other activities would be allowed and subordinated to the main activity of retirement provision.” The OECD must ensure its proposed tax framework fully includes pooling vehicles used by pension funds, and does not disadvantage insurance companies in any way, industry groups have urged. Responding to an OECD consultation on its model tax convention, drawn up by the think tank as part of its work with G20 nations around base erosion profit shifting, PensionsEurope said it was important to ensure the streamlined tax framework also applied to pension funds using pooled vehicles for their investment. The new convention aims to remove inconsistencies hampering pension funds’ ability to establish their country of residence due to the numerous bilateral tax agreements struck between nations, allowing investors to reclaim tax more easily.PensionsEurope also expressed concern at wording within the convention that pension investors used wholly owned entities – such as collective investment vehicles – that were resident “in the same state” to hold assets, noting that the wording could, for example, cause problems for a German pension fund using a Luxembourg-based vehicle for its activities.last_img read more

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Snap up a beauty by the beach

first_imgThis house at 26 Waterview Drive, Bushland Beach, is on the market for the first time and has been designed with attention to the finer details.BOASTING coastal breezes, elegant finishes and ocean views, this home was built seven years ago and has hardly been lived in. Teri Humphreys designed this aesthetic abode specifically for her mother Robin, and together they hand-picked every feature — and since then it has been a one-woman manor. “I built it for my mother so it’s quite elegant, and it has just been her in there for seven years — she’s been in one bedroom upstairs,” Ms Humphreys said.“We chose all the features together, and Ann Sanker from the Coloured House did all the internal fittings and fit-out, and helped with the selections.READ MORE: Buyers high on interest rate low More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It has a beautiful drop-down crystal chandelier in the foyer, glazed porcelain tiles, a wrought iron staircase finished in antique silver, and a beautiful glass rippled, wavelike kitchen splashback with sand in the back of it.” ScoMo boosts buyer mojo in Townsville Resort-style retreat on the beach “Mum wanted a pool and garden, and she always wanted to live near water or on the beach,” she said. “We wanted the house to be high so when people are walking on the beach, they can’t see in — which was done for her privacy.”The home has been painted in neutral tones, and most features are near-new, with high-end V-Zug kitchen appliances and bedrooms that have never been occupied — making this a luxury blank canvas. There were certain features the property couldn’t do without, including a spacious backyard, a large in-ground swimming pool, and a private beach outlook. Ms Humphreys said it took them about 10 months to design the house with Dan Thomson Architectural Drafting. With Teri’s mum preparing to downsize, this luxurious home is on the market for the first time since it was built.“It has served as a comfortable, elegant and spacious home — but it’s just a bit too big for her now.”“It’s so big and there are so many things to do there; you can throw the crab pots out, fish off the beach — it’s a slice of paradise. Whether it’s for a retiree, or a family, it would be perfect for anyone.” MORE IN REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

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Teen abortion rates declining amid small rise national trend

first_imgStuff co.nz 19 June 2018Family First Comment: “The rate will continue to drop as knowledge of the prenatal development of the unborn child increases, and as an increasingly pro-life younger generation become parents themselves,” spokeswoman Marina Young said. “:The ‘bunch of cells’ argument which has driven the right-to-abortion argument is now just ‘flat-earth science’.”Yep!Still way too many abortions in NZ. Every life is precious.www.ChooseLife.nzWomen in their late 20s are having the largest number of abortions, while rates continue to decline among teens.The New Zealand abortion rate increased slightly in 2017 to 13.7 abortions per 1000, compared to 13.5 in 2016, according to Statistics New Zealand’s annual release of data.In 2016, the abortion rate dropped to 13.5 per 1000 – its lowest in 25 years.In total, 13,285 induced abortions were performed in 2017, an increase of 462 (3.6 percent) on the previous year.About one in every five pregnancies ended in abortion or 18 per cent of all live births, still births and abortions, the data showed.Family First NZ was pleased the rate of abortion had remained low but said the trend could be reversed if Parliament “introduces extreme abortion laws”.“The rate will continue to drop as knowledge of the prenatal development of the unborn child increases, and as an increasingly pro-life younger generation become parents themselves,” spokeswoman Marina Young said.“:The ‘bunch of cells’ argument which has driven the right-to-abortion argument is now just ‘flat-earth science’.”READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/104825669/teen-abortion-rates-declining-amid-small-rise-national-trendlast_img read more

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Here’s how Maradona is spending quarantine amid COVID-19

first_img He usually wakes up at 11am and one of his first tasks is to plan the day ahead with Gimnasia assistant Sebastian Mendez. Advertisement Ole were given access to Maradona’s life in quarantine and revealed details about what he does in a normal day. The former Argentina international receives frequent visits from his doctor and kinesiologist to continue the treatment he receives. Football legend Diego Maradona is spending quarantine in his residence in Bella Vista, Buenos Aires. The Gimnasia boss is living with his nephew, Jhony Esposito, and his friend, Charly, as he waits to find out what will happen to the rest of the football season. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney PrincessesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much Loading… Read Also: COVID-19: Ronaldo urges fans to unite and support each other During his free time, Maradona likes to do a bit of cycling, watch the news or any old match that is replayed on TV. As far as football is concerned, the Gimnasia coach would like to play the remaining fixtures of this season, but it doesn’t depend on him. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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McIntosh & Sellers

first_imgHere is a quick update on how the two Greensburg High School graduates are doing this season in Division I basketball.Sellers who plays for Ball State is averaging 9.1 points per game for the Cardinals.  They have a winning record at this time, and I believe they are still in contention to possibly win their division of the MAC Conference.McIntosh plays for Northwestern and is listed as one of the top guards in the Big Ten.  He is the floor general for his team and averages 12.6 points per game.  He is one of the top passers in the entire United States.  At this point, the wildcats are in line to make the Big Dance for the first time in their school history.Good luck Bryant and Sean!last_img read more

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Kay F. “Boehmer” Rosenberger, 79

first_imgKay F. “Boehmer” Rosenberger, 79, died peacefully at 11:11 p.m., December 24, 2019 at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch following a brief illness.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, December 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Steven Witt officiating. The family will greet friends on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Private burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Marys Catholic Church, Regina Foundation or Iowa City Hospice.Kay was born January 21, 1940 in Batesville, Indiana, the daughter of Raymond F. Boehmer and Henrietta M. Hulett. In 1958 she graduated from Batesville High School. On September 17, 1960, Kay married Dwain C. “Butch” Rosenberger at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Batesville.Kay and her family moved to Iowa City in May 1977, where she was a tennis instructor/teacher for many years at various tennis facilities in Iowa City. She also participated in many tennis tournaments winning many of these events in both singles and doubles. She was a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, P.E.O. (Iowa City Chapter E.), Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Craigie #94, Mercy Guild Member, Iowa City Hospice volunteer, and past Board Member of the American Cancer Society, all in Iowa City.Kay is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Dwain of Iowa City and their three children, Debora Sue Schipper of Cedar Rapids, IA, Kathy Ann Buell of Iowa City, IA and Brenda Kay Clark of Cottonwood, AZ; five grandchildren, Kristin Ann Wieland of Muscatine, IA, Quinn T. (Laura) Clark of Overland Park, KS, Taylor Lee Clark of Golden, CO, Kevin M. (Annika Wasson) Buell of North Liberty, IA and Michelle E. Buell of Cedar Falls/Iowa City, IA; four sisters, June Ann “Nan” (Nelson) French, Susan Marie “Susie” (Larry) Bower, Connie Rose (Dave Wagner) Lee, Bertha Jean “Tink” (Phil) Morgan, and one brother Mark William (Deanne) Boehmer. The time she spent with her daughters, grandchildren and her siblings brought her the most joy and are her greatest legacy.She was preceded in death by her parents, three stepmothers, Marie, Mary and Thelma, an infant brother Dennis, and sons-in-law, Jeffrey G. Schipper and Todd A. Clark.Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking here.last_img read more

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2020-21 Premier League season gets date

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend The 2020-21 Premier League season will begin on September 12, the league has announced.The 20 top-flight clubs gathered for their final shareholders’ meeting of this season on Friday, with the final round of games taking place on Sunday. A statement from the Premier League read: “Premier League shareholders today agreed to start the 2020-21 Premier League season on September 12, 2020.“The final match round of the campaign will take place on May 23, 2021. The Premier League will continue to consult the FA and EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions.”The English Football League season will also begin on the same weekend, it was later confirmed.The EFL regular season will conclude on May 8 and 9, the league said, with the play-offs to follow at the end of the month.It means the season will begin behind closed doors, with spectators only set to return to venues on a socially-distanced basis from October 1. Tags: 2020-21 Premier League SeasonPremier Leaguelast_img read more

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Kompany hit for six

first_img The influential defender was ruled out for at least a month after limping out of City’s season-opening Barclays Premier League win against Newcastle on August 19. Kompany has said he hopes to return inside a month – possibly for the trip to Stoke on September 14, or the start of the Champions League campaign three days later – but manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned he will not be rushed. Pellegrini said: “(There is) nothing new with Vincent. Press Association Manchester City fear captain Vincent Kompany could be sidelined for up to six weeks with his groin injury.center_img “Doctors said from the beginning it could last for six weeks. We will see next week how he improves but less than one month is impossible.” njuries to Kompany and Matija Nastasic, as well as another to Micah Richards, have led to increased speculation that City could sign another defender before next Monday’s transfer deadline. City have been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid’s Martin Demichelis, who worked with Pellegrini at Malaga, and a deal could move closer if the Spanish side secure Ajax’s Toby Alderweireld as a replacement. There have also been reports linking City with Porto’s £38million-rated Eliaquim Mangala, but that would seem unlikely given the apparent interest in Demichelis, as well as the cost. Pellegrini said: “There are a lot of names linked with Manchester City. It is not my duty to answer (on) all those names. “We will see next Monday what will happen. “We have some days to bring someone in. We will see what we can do.” City spent almost £90million earlier in the summer acquiring Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic. With that business long done, and the likely addition of one defender, Pellegrini insists this deadline day will not be a busy one at the Etihad Stadium. He said: “For Manchester City, no, for the rest of the teams, I don’t know.” last_img read more

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