View post tag: News by topic Industry news View post tag: Navy November 28, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems Gets USS Taylor Contract BAE Systems Gets USS Taylor Contract View post tag: BAE View post tag: gets View post tag: contract Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Systems View post tag: Taylor View post tag: USS BAE Systems Mayport, Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $6,880,388 contract to perform maintenance and repair work including hull, machinery, electrical, electronics and piping repairs as required during selected restricted availability onboard the USS Taylor (FFG 50). Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed by April 2013.Contract funds in the amount of $6,880,388 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (N40027-13-C-0003).[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 28, 2012
Street sweeping suspended through MarchThe town is suspending street sweeping from Dec. 18 through March 19, to help give municipal workers a reprieve from the coldest winter months.Beyond The Bell registration open until Dec. 21Beyond the Bell is an after-school enrichment program for K-5 students in both the Huber Street and Clarendon elementary schools. Each school year has three eight-week sessions (fall, winter, and spring) which include a variety of classes taught by local school teachers and academic vendors. In these classes, students will be able to work closely with the instructor and increase their academic performance by engaging in fun, hands-on activities that will also help keep a positive view of school culture.Recent studies have shown many benefits to enrolling students in quality after-school programs, such as improved academic performance, fewer behavioral issues, and higher attendance rate. Classes start Jan. 16 and run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Parents can sign up through the Community Pass. Visit http://secaucusnj.gov/ for more information.Secaucus Police participate in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaignLaw enforcement officers from the Secaucus Police Department are cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2017 Year End Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.Through Jan. 1, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and display signs. Launched across the United States in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year, including the Year End Holiday period.For the five year period 2011-2015, the state experienced approximately 39,485 alcohol involved crashes, resulting in 778 fatalities. This project will provide funding to implement a statewide impaired driving enforcement campaign as part of the 2017 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Year End Holiday Crackdown. The objective is to reduce the rate of alcohol-related driving fatalities in the state by 24.20 percent. State A.G. orders Secaucus strip club to sell liquor licenseState A.G. Christopher Porrino and the state Division of Alcohol Beverage Control have ordered A.J.’s Gentleman’s Club in Secaucus to sell or transfer its liquor license to a third party by Jan 3, per a press release.The order also applies to the Satin Dolls strip club in Lodi, N.J. The latter club served as the fictional “Bada Bing” club in the HBO series “The Sopranos.”The order comes because alleged mob informant Anthony Cardinalle, who was allegedly criminally disqualified from operating both clubs, allegedly continued doing so after the fact, the release says. It also alleges that the owners did not account for large amounts of cash flowing in and out of the businesses.Both clubs also have until Dec. 17 to cease providing live entertainment, the release said. Should they ignore that order, the Division will immediately suspend their licenses and the owners will be subject to disciplinary charges.“Anthony Cardinalle plead guilty in 1995 to federal income tax evasion for [allegedly] not reporting cash payments from ‘gentleman’s clubs’ in which he held undisclosed interests,” the release said. “During the Division’s investigation, evidence was [allegedly] uncovered that Anthony Cardinalle was still actively involved with running the clubs.”The federal government also indicted Cardinalle in Jan. 2013 for allegedly “participating in a conspiracy by the Genovese crime family related to the waste-disposal industry in New Jersey and New York.”That December, he pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit extortion and was ordered to spend 30 days in jail and pay a fine and restitution.“The Cardinalles may have wanted to keep the business in the family, but that’s not how it works. Their continued [alleged] flouting of Alcoholic Beverage Control laws cannot and will not be tolerated,” said Porrino in the release. “Illegal activity was glorified at the ‘Bada Bing’ in the fictional world of Tony Soprano, but it has no place in modern-day New Jersey. It’s time to shut it down.”How you can donate to victims of recent Secaucus fireThe Secaucus Emergency Fund is collecting donations for victims of a recent fire on Hagan Place. The blaze began at 250 Hagan Place early Monday, Dec. 11. It soon spread to a home at 244 Hagan Place, an article said. The homes reportedly sustained heavy damage.As a result, neither is habitable at the moment. The town has assisted the affected families with temporary housing until they can return. In the meantime, you can give monetary donations for the families at http://www.secaucusemergencyfund.org. You can also drop off a check at 101 Centre Ave. Contact the fund at (201) 921-7678 for more information.
Organizer Phil Jackson, left, with participants at a recent O’Neill Grom Tour stop. (Photos courtesy of Phil Jackson) By Tim KellyCalling all groms!The future of surfing will be on display this weekend when the O’Neill East Coast Grom Tour rolls into Ocean City this Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, at the famed 7th Street Beach.The term “grom” is surfing lingo for a young participant up to about age 17. Originally known as grommets and sometimes called gremmies, the term now is used for youngsters participating in any extreme sport. “This event helps promote and grow the sport by introducing the youngest of ages to both competitive and recreational surfing,” said Heritage Surf and Sport’s Jim Hennessey. “Here in Ocean City and (other local beach towns) we have quite a large group of good young talent. “Hennessey also expects groms from a wide geographic area to descend on 7th Street, the first beach in Ocean City designated for surfing.There has been a steady flow of registrants for Sunday’s contest, the first ever hosted by Ocean City, Hennessey said. In fact, the O’Neill Grom Tour has never before been held in New Jersey. “We started in Florida and worked our way up the coast,” said Phil Jackson, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., who, with Seth Broudy of Virginia Beach, Va., co-directs the tour, which is now in its third year. The tour opened in January in Melbourne Beach, Fla., and then made stops in Jacksonville and in Garden City Beach, S.C. Ocean City was to be the sixth stop on the tour, but a date change of a scheduled Carolina Beach, N.C., event to later in June moved Ocean City up to fifth stop on the schedule.Braedon Kopek, a surfer from Flagler Beach, Fla., shreds at a recent O’Neill Grom Tour stop. “We’re stoked to be in New Jersey and we hope people are stoked that we’re here,” Jackson said.They are. According to Hennessey, he expects at least 50 competitors. However, before registration closes, there could be twice that number. “We don’t ever want to turn anyone away for this type of event,” he said. “We will be running (competitions on) two beaches at the same time with two sets of judges.” To register online, visit www.eastcoastgrom.surfsignup.com.Groms will compete in the following categories: boys and girls 10 and under; girls 17 and under; boys 14-17; open shortboard, ages 17 and under boys and girls; boys 11-13; girls open longboard 17 and under; and boys open longboard, ages 17 and under.Parents may also participate with the younger kids by helping to assist and push in their boards.“That’s a great opportunity for the parents to have bonding time in the water with their kids,” said Jackson. “Yes, it’s a contest, but it’s also an event to help expose more people to the sport.”“We invite everybody to come out, even if you’re just curious about competitive surfing and you want to see what it’s all about,” he added. Jackson said he and Broudy wanted to put an East Coast tour together to provide an opportunity for young surfers to be recognized, to win trophies and prizes and even hard cash. Winners at the final tour stop in Cape Hatteras in October will win $500.Ocean City’s great beaches and surf were factors in the resort landing the competition, but so were the town’s capabilities and willingness to make events user and organizer-friendly. Jackson explained that the town’s Skatepark and its embrace of the surfer-skater culture also played a huge role. “We call it the single-board mentality – from surf, to skate to snow,” he said. “Show a kid a pair of skis nowadays and they don’t know what to do with those things on their feet. But they are so accustomed to getting on one board and balancing, they can go from (the ocean to the Skatepark) easily.”Event management also is a big part of landing the tour stop, Hennessey stated. “Really, a town has to have some things in place to be considered to put on such an event,” Hennessey said. “Ocean City is good at it. People working for different surf shops come together because we’re all selling the same product: Ocean City.”O’Neill Grom Tour co-founder Phil Jackson says he is “stoked” for his first trip to O.C.
As part of a national expansion programme, Leeds-based Bagel Nash hopes to open an extra 43 shops, up from the current total of seven, over the next three years.Retail director Rob Bywell said the bagel company is set to open clusters of retail outlets in major cities across the north of England. “We have established ourselves in Leeds,” Bywell told British Baker. “We are now looking to build a national brand and will start opening stores in Manchester, Liverpool, Hull and Huddersfield.”The first of its new branches is due to open at the Arndale Centre in Manchester in March.Bagel Nash recently added muffins to its range of products. “These are doing very well,” added Bywell. “We are also looking at introducing cakes and pastries.”The bagel firm offers Fairtrade teas and coffee and plans to introduce an organic coffee.”People like to come to us because we offer something different,” said Bywell. “As people are driven by the media and are becoming more health conscious, they like to see bagels and products made fresh in front of them.”Bagel Nash offers a variety of products for different tastes and budgets. Its bagels range in price from £1.25 to £3.20. The current bagel of the month contains duck and hoisin sauce.”We are currently looking at developing a wheat-free bagel in our bakery in Meanwood [Leeds], to accommodate special dietary requirements,” said Bywell.
Thank you for that kind welcome. It is a pleasure to be here at the CBI and to see so many familiar faces. I’ve certainly made it a priority to engage around this agenda and there is a lot of work we can do together, particularly around innovation and the transformation of public services, which is another interest of mine.This morning I am here to detail how this government is working alongside industry leaders like yourselves to ensure citizens are benefitting from the delivery of better, smarter and more efficient public services.Now, as you all know, the collapse of Carillion just over a year ago affected the public’s trust in government’s ability to deliver services. As a result, it is right that we reflected on whether our service delivery model was fit for the complexities of modern society.And over the last eight months the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington, and myself have announced reforms to ensure that the way we outsource services is fit for the future.This model rightly includes putting social values at the heart of what we do.And the public would expect nothing less.Since David last spoke on this issue in November 2018, the Government Commercial Function has worked jointly with industry and senior officials across government, as well as engaging with charities, social enterprises, unions and has finalised the review of our outsourcing processes.And crucially, this review has concluded that we are not seeking to abandon our approach to using the private sector to deliver services to government.Outsourcing, done well, I firmly believe, can deliver significant benefits.It provides greater opportunity, better value and more innovative public services.Economies of scale mean services can be provided more efficiently, at lower cost and can provide better value for the taxpayer.For example, pensions administration for nearly two million teachers has been outsourced since the 1990s – with administrative costs less than half those of other comparable schemes.So the evidence is out there in terms of individual outsourcing programmes but also in terms of the macro picture.Research commissioned by the previous government has shown that outsourcing delivers savings of some twenty to thirty per cent compared with bringing services in-house.Critics baulk at the idea of a government that reaches out beyond SW1 to harness the talent of firms up and down the country.But we are not so naive to think that government is best placed to deliver every public service, nor do we think that we alone have all the solutions to society’s complex challenges.While government has considerable resources at its disposal, it cannot do everything by itself. Different government projects require different skills and expertise.It is true that collectively we need to work together to make those changes, but we must be bringing in that wider range of skills and expertise.So we are making changes to enable our services to be delivered by private and social enterprises, small businesses, charities, mutuals and cooperatives. And as announced last June, the government is committed to putting social values at the heart of service delivery.We are also making changes to ensure that critical services continue in the event of a corporate failure – and the work we have done over the past year provides that resilience.We previously announced that in early 2019 we would be publishing guidance for officials that would help government to work smarter with industry, set up contracts for success and build a more diverse supplier base.As promised, today we have published the Financial Distress Guidance to provide staff with the information they needed in the event of a supplier failure.We have also published the Outsourcing Playbook, which we pledged back in June 2018 and which will apply to all government departments.You may already be aware of some of the Playbook’s contents that we announced in November. But today I want to detail a further seven new measures that have been developed.Taken together this means that from today, will be demanding more of government departments.We will expect them to conduct more robust financial assessments and monitoring of high value, complex, high-risk suppliers.New financial ratios will need to be considered when assessing the financial and economic standing of bidders during the procurement phase and through the life of a contract.All complex outsourcing projects also will be required to undergo a central Project Validation Review (PVR) before any public commitment is made.This step-change means that by undergoing an independent peer assessment ahead of the transition from policy to delivery, complex outsourcing projects will benefit from more cross-government expertise to help assure deliverability, affordability and value for money.Departments will also be expected to conduct a more thorough, evidence-based ‘Make or Buy’ assessment before services are outsourced.We will now expect a detailed analysis of the costs and benefits of each option supported by the possible consequences of outsourcing and a comprehensive evaluation of risks.And I am well aware that how government approaches risk allocation has caused some disquiet within the industry.I can today provide reassurance that the Playbook makes explicit that when designing contracts departments must seek to mitigate, reduce and then allocate risks to the party best able to manage it.A more considered approach to risk allocation makes government a smarter, more attractive client to do business with.At the end of the day, you all run businesses, and my colleagues and I are constantly working to balance the needs of everyone in society, from firm owners and investors to families struggling to make ends meet.So it is important that in this spirit the Playbook also outlines new guidance on the Pricing and Payment Mechanisms that complements the new balanced approach to risk allocation. It is designed to incentivise the behaviours and outcomes that government wants to achieve from its suppliers and contracts.The Playbook also specifies that Departments will now regularly Publish Commercial Pipelines looking at least 18 months ahead.This change will help us move forward by helping you gain a better understanding of the government’s demand for services and allow you to better respond to contract opportunities.Finally, the Playbook will re-emphasise the need for departments to engage early and thoroughly with the Market and will ask them to produce a market health and capability assessment.And these assessments will be kept under review throughout the life of a contract not filed away to gather dust in a digital desk drawer.Taken together the eleven key policies that underpin the Playbook are a significant change in the way government undertakes outsourcing decisions and will enable us to make smarter outsourcing decisions that will achieve better value for money.But to stress – the future of government outsourcing relies on a new model of reciprocity.We are changing to ensure we make smarter outsourcing decisions, but we also need industry to change too.In order to put the needs of service users at the heart of public service delivery I want to see suppliers and government working in partnership to ensure that contracts continue to meet the diverse needs of citizens.So today I am publishing a revision to the Supplier Code of Conduct which sets out the behaviours taxpayers expect of central government’s suppliers but also what suppliers should expect of government. The Code is designed to build trusting and transparent relationships between government and suppliers.The updated code highlights the importance of government departments creating the right conditions for innovation and the right conditions for building collaborative and constructive relationships.I want to highlight three key aspects:Firstly, the Code requires prime contractors to ensure that they do not pass on risk inappropriately to subcontractors, who are often small businesses unable to manage these risks.Secondly, we want to ensure that suppliers across the public sector supply chain are paid promptly – this is so important, particularly for small suppliers. I announced in November that we expect suppliers to pay subcontractors within 30 days on public sector contracts and comply with the standards set out in the Prompt Payment Code on all other contracts. Failure of companies to demonstrate their prompt payment to suppliers could result in them being prevented from winning government contracts.The government has a long-standing target of paying 80% of undisputed and valid invoices within five days, with the remainder paid within 30 days. And just last autumn, I announced our ambition to pay 90% of undisputed invoices within five days.Thirdly, because we know the importance of robust data from government during procurements we will ensure that we provide data that captures the full scope of the services being procured or build in added flexibility to allow for subsequent validation of data, particularly where new services are being provided.The Code is clear that we also expect incumbent suppliers to be forthcoming and prompt with information required for the re-tendering process.Finally, I would like to update you on the government’s Strategic Supplier Risk Management Policy. Experience from the past year has demonstrated to us that how we manage risk with suppliers to government needs to be reviewed. A fact also recommended by the Public Accounts Committee.Our previous high-risk designation process was designed to deal with poor performance but it proved less appropriate when managing the financial distress of firms who were delivering critical public services.So today, I would like to announce that we will be changing our approach.We will be introducing a Memorandum of Understanding between the Cabinet Office and Strategic Suppliers.This new approach will provide flexibility to government on how it manages risk across its supplier base through the improvement of current tools, and this will be in partnership with industry.Better risk management will increase accountability for our suppliers and enhance current departmental relationships.Government relies on its suppliers for the delivery of many important public services and while this is underpinned by a contractual relationship, these reliances need to be based on a relationship of trust between government, suppliers and the public.Healthy and competitive markets support our ability to achieve value for money for taxpayers and deliver sustainable economic growth.And the collaboration with the private sector will continue to live at the heart of how this government delivers public services and prosperity.In keeping with best practice in policy-making we will continue to review and refine our approach.From the new financial year we will begin an 18 month implementation phase to ensure these new reforms are embedded across government departments.I would like to thank you for your engagement and collaboration over the past year.Between us, we have collectively contributed over 1,400 hours of our time.And as we move into this next phase of work, we will continue to call on you both as partners and critical friends.Because only in continuing to work together, and changing “poor” practices of the past, will we be able to achieve our collective goal of delivering world-class public services for all of our citizens.
The wind howled.It was extremely cold and snowed all night.Just look at the beauty it made! (Elizabeth (stu) Mehlin/New Sharon)January wind and high waters on Maine coast (Jane Knox/New Meadows River)January wind and high waters on Maine coast (Jane Knox/New Meadows River)Snow bound on a hill, Wilton. (Jim Knox)First colors on Walker Hill, Wilton. (Jim Knox)Ice shacks on Wilson Lake, Wilton. (Jim Knox)
Australian study finds that people around the world ingest a credit card’s worth of plastic every week According to the EPA, safe E. coli levels are below 235 cfu’s per millimeter and 23 cfu to swim. Water samples taken at 28 sites in WNC found only two sites with safe levels of E. coli. In samples taken of the French Broad River at Hot Springs, E. coli levels were 47 times the EPA recommended levels (10,935 cfu) and samples from the French Broad River at Bent Creek sowed E. coli levels of 8,900 cfu. The DEQ points out that high bacteria levels are expected after high flow events like storms. No swim advisories have been issued. Water tests reveal staggering levels of E. coli in some WNC waterways Lab tests conducted last week of E. coli levels in waterways around Western North Carolina show extremely high levels of E. coli in creeks, lakes and rivers popular with swimmers, tubers and paddlers. E. coli is a bacteria that makes its way into our waterways from animal and human fecal matter. Coming into contact with the bacteria can cause vomiting, diarrhea and skin infections. Hungry? How about some plastic? A new study out of Australia has found that, whether you want a serving of plastic for lunch or not, you’re getting it. The study, conducted by the University of Newcastle, suggests that the average person could be ingesting about 5 grams of microplastic per week, the equivalent of a credit card’s worth of plastic. Researchers found that most of that microplastic is being ingested through the food and beverages we consume, such as shellfish, salt and beer. The largest source of plastic ingestion is drinking water, from which humans consume as many as 1,769 particles of plastic each week. While the long-term effects of plastic ingestion is not yet known, some plastics are made with toxic chemicals and additives that have been shown to influence sexual function, reproduction and cause cancer.
WASHINGTON — Jamaican security officials are cracking down on telephone and Internet lottery scams that prey on elderly victims, then drain their victims’ bank accounts to finance drug trafficking and other illegal activities that fuel violence throughout the Caribbean island. “The lottery scam is a type of advanced fraud, where typically the perpetrator contacts the victim to announce they’ve won a prize — usually in the millions of dollars,” said Peter Bunting, Jamaica’s minister of national security. “But in order to collect they have to pay a fee, and whatever money they pay will be stolen.” He added: “These people only need a few successes. The email generally is just an introduction. Then there’s persuasion that takes place in a telephone conversation. They invest weeks of time to gain the trust of that person. When you look at the selection of victims, generally they’re elderly — 75 to 90 years old. Oftentimes these people are vulnerable, lonely and some may have early stages of dementia.” Bunting was among several Jamaican officials who spoke during a Feb. 22 seminar at the Inter-American Dialogue, a U.S. think tank. The event attracted more than 70 people from half a dozen Caribbean embassies in Washington, as well as representatives of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Pentagon. Gangs turn to scams for profit Bunting said the Jamaican government is concerned with lottery scams for three reasons. “First are the financial losses and emotional trauma caused to the victims. This is one of the cruelest types of scams, because the victims are typically elderly,” he said. “Second is the damage this does to Jamaica’s reputation and its impact on legitimate businesses. Finally is the fact that most of the proceeds end up fueling violent criminal gangs. In the parish of St. James, as much as 40 or 50 percent of violent criminal activity is related in one way or another to the lottery scam.” Jamaica is already cursed with one of the world’s highest homicide rates. In 2010, according to the United Nations Office on Crime and Drugs, that rate was 52 per 100,000 — making Jamaica the fourth most-violent country after Honduras, El Salvador and Côte d’Ivoire. Bunting said 247 gangs operate in Jamaica, and that last year, these gangs committed two-thirds of all murders. In addition, he said, 21 gangs make money from lottery scams, including all 17 gangs in St. James, where lottery scams are most prevalent. “Apart from the legacy of gangs and guns we inherited, we also have some dysfunctional elements in our own culture. And unlike drug trafficking, [with lottery scams] you don’t need a great amount of resources,” said Jamaica’s security chief. “There’s not really any single kingpin you can point to, and it’s evolving as our remittance companies get more vigilant.” Task force established to combat scams Last year, the Jamaican government unveiled its Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA), whose slogan is “Take the Profit Out of Crime.” Bunting said “it’s the first fully vetted special investigation unit in the English-speaking Caribbean. It’s multi-agency, its focus is financial, and it has investigative and intel capabilities.” “While we ideally want convictions for principal activity, we would take disruptions of their criminal network as second-best. If we can arrest them and get convictions on tax evasion, smuggling or having assets they can’t declare as legitimate, and we can go after those assets, then we’ll do that.” In 2012, this new unit conducted 39 operations resulting in the arrest of 367 suspects, 99 of whom were later charged with crimes. In addition, police seized 121 vehicles, 731 communications devices, $33 million in cash and lead lists containing 1.2 million names. So far this year, Bunting said, MOCA “has apprehended a number of suspects” as well as electronics, jewelry and at least $200,000 in cash. Strategic partners in this effort include Jamaica Post, the U.S. Postal Service, Western Union and MoneyGram. “We’re going after the perpetrators, who are putting their neighbors, friends and family with legitimate jobs at risk. We’re connecting the dots and starting to see significant reduction of scamming activity in St. James,” he said, pointing to a 40 percent drop in murders and shootings in that parish over the last six months. Learning from Nigeria St. James, home to the Montego Bay tourist resort and free zone, is particularly affected by lottery scams because of its large concentration of call centers, said Mark Golding, Jamaica’s minister of justice. “The parish has a large pool of young people who were trained in the techniques of telemarketing and offshore betting operations. They know how to handle objections and gain people’s confidence,” he said. “Just about the time we were seeing serious reductions in narcotics trafficking and gangs were hard-pressed for income, this new illicit activity arose. Gang members themselves may not be the dialers, but in many ways they extort the dialers, sell them protection and carry out reprisal attacks if the scammers double-cross each other.” To combat the growing scourge, Golding said Jamaica is learning some lessons from Nigeria, which has long been associated with mail fraud and, more recently, phony Internet scams. “Nigeria has developed some advanced legislation in the last four or five years, but because of our fairly antiquated laws, it was difficult to charge perpetrators with a specific scamming activity,” Golding explained. “In 2010, we passed the Evidence Special Measures Act, which enables victims who can’t attend court to give evidence via an audiovisual link from a remote location which may be outside of Jamaica. That’s important in terms of getting witnesses who have been scammed to give evidence.” The bill also provides for restitution to victims in a criminal trial, so there’s no need for a separate civil suit for compensation. “We recognize that it’s difficult to get to a criminal kingpin, say a narcotics kingpin, by stopping a go-fast boat,” said Golding. “Typically, those people are four or five levels away from the real kingpin. However, they tend not to stay as far away from their money. While most criminals are prepared in their career to face a few years in jail, they really hate the idea of going out of jail broke.” Excellent article, it prepares us for the next level on the new types of fraud and money laundering. By Dialogo March 11, 2013
VESTAL (WBNG) — Nirchi’s Pizza on the Vestal Parkway announced they will be closed “for several days” due to positive COVID testing. According to a notice on their website, the restaurant will be closed until tomorrow, Monday, September 28. They say the closure is a safety precaution allowing staff members to self-quarantine and get tested quickly. The notice says Nirchi’s is working with the Broome County Health Department to take immediate action. They ask that guests continue to support the other Nirchi’s locations, offering limited indoor and outdoor seating, and say they will continue to communicate further information from health officials as it comes.
The Ministry of Labor and Pension System has simplified the manner of keeping records of working hours, and the new rulebook prescribes the content and manner of keeping records of workers, unless otherwise regulated by another regulation.The new rulebook enters into force on September 1.9.2017, XNUMX. The most important changes are that the records are filled in on a weekly basis, instead of on a daily basis, as has been the case so far, the obligation to record daily and weekly rest is abolished and the number of required data that employers must keep is reduced.See and study the new Ordinance on the content and manner of keeping records of workers here