Leftover Salmon Announces Lineup For Their SolShine Festival

first_imgColorado’s own Leftover Salmon has announced details with their annual SolShine Music Festival, which is set to take place in Winter Park, CO from August 11th-14th. The festival will feature four sets from Leftover Salmon – two sets each on August 12th and 13th – while the rest of the lineup rounds itself out nicely with sets from Trout Steak Revival, The Record Company, Gipsy Moon, DeadPhish Orchestra and Sweet Lillies.Erik Deutsch, Greg Garrison and Alwyn Robinson will play a special late-night set one night, while DeadPhish Orchestra will kick things off on August 11th. The event will be held in Hideaway Park, and is a free, while ticketed shows will be held at Ullrs and Winter Park Pub. For more information and details, check out the Winter Park website.last_img

World Council initiates Project Storm Break in The Bahamas

first_img continue reading » The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas. (Coast Guard Photo) The devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian has prompted the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions to initiate its first Project Storm Break response in The Bahamas—the same country where the disaster relief fund was officially launched just over one month ago.The Worldwide Foundation, the charitable fundraising arm of World Council of Credit Unions, is sending $10,000 in Project Storm Break funds to the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU). CCCU is matching that donation, providing for a total of $20,000 to be used for immediate assistance.Project Storm Break funds will be distributed to help credit unions provide members and staff with emergency supplies.The money will also help credit unions quickly get back up and running so they can provide needed cash and other financial services to their members.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Margaret Mary Health Presents Medicare Workshop Wednesday

first_imgBATESVILLE – Margaret Mary Health is hosting a Medicare workshop in the hospital café at 2 p.m. Wednesday.Susan Burkhart with Doerflinger Insurance will present information regarding:Change from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage PlanChange from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to original MedicareJoin a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) or switch plansMuch morelast_img

2,000 customers without power in Fort St. John

first_imgThe outage is affecting the following area:South of 102nd AVE, West of 90TH AVE, North of 79th AVE, East of BEAVER RD.For more updates on this outage, visit www.bchydro.com/outages- Advertisement -The cause of the outage is still under investigation.last_img

Chairman Proposes Review Period for Employers

first_imgIt has been proposed that employers be given a two-month period to review their budgets before the agreed adjustment to the national minimum wage for this year takes effect.This recommendation comes from Chairman of the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission, Silvera Castro, who said employers would need adequate time to make their own adjustments to “assist the process”.Mr. Silvera was addressing the final in a series of islandwide consultations on the national minimum wage, at the North Street Offices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in downtown Kingston on July 13.The Chairman said this is one of the recommendations that will be made in the Commission’s report, which is to be submitted to portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, by the end of August/early September.The Minister will then take the document to Cabinet for approval, after which it will be presented to the House of Representatives.In the meantime, representative for the Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF) on the Commission, Bernita Locke, said the Federation endorses full compliance with the national minimum wage for all eligible groups.“The JEF will continue to encourage its members to support any increase to the minimum wage once that is given,” she said.Mrs. Locke noted, however, that employers’ ability to pay the increase should also be taken into consideration.She further called on the Government, as did several other contributors, to re-establish the Joint Industrial Council for private security guards, which would comprise representatives of the Labour Ministry, trade unions and security companies.For his part, Manager, Human and Community Development Unit, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Steven Kerr, proposed a seven per cent increase in the national minimum wage.This would see minimum-wage earners receiving an additional sum of $434 per 40-hour workweek.Most of the suggested increases by other contributors ranged between seven and 10 per cent. Submissions were made by representatives of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU); the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees; Jamaica Household Workers Union; Jamaica Society for Industrial Security; the Bureau of Gender Affairs, and other interest groups.In 2016, the national minimum wage was increased from $5,600 per week to $6,200 for a 40-hour workweek.The minimum wage for industrial security guards was also increased from $204.97 per hour to $221.35 per hour for a 40-hour work week.The Minimum Wage Advisory Commission is comprised of representatives of the Government, trade unions and employers’ groups, and is mandated to review the rates annually.It conducts consultations in keeping with the Minimum Wage Act, and recommends minimum rates for groups of wage earners who do not have the bargaining power to negotiate for fair wages.The other consultations for this year were held in St. James, Manchester, Ocho Rios and Portland.last_img read more