Month: September 2019

Mourinho reveals Bailly Smalling played with injuries

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that the team’s defensive duo of Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling both played with injuries against Arsenal.Mourinho lamented the pair were tired towards the end of the encounter. The former Chelsea boss was asked whether he felt under attack as Arsenal mounted pressure but rejected that theory.“No. Not under siege, not at all,” Mourinho said, according to Manchester Evening News.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I feel that is a moment where, for example, we played against the team that is at the top of their season, in the top of their moment where everything goes well for them, I think that’s clearly a team in a high against a team that has so many problems, and the top of these problems, during football matches we shoot outselves.”“Today we had a very, very good start, I think everybody was expecting a good start, 1-0 for us. We score [David de Gea’s error for Shkodran Mustafi’s opener], 1-0 for them. In the second-half, in the best moment of our team, where Arsenal was clearly trying to stop the game, get one injury here, get one injury there, they were trying to control the game and to reduce the intensity of the game, we score the second goal for them and then is again 2-1. So difficult.”“But the reality is in the last four matches we didn’t lose, bad results, yes, apart from Young Boys, the three draws were three bad results. But we did not lose. And before that we lost against Manchester City, everybody loses, not just us. And then before that we had a period where we were playing in our limits which is sometimes people don’t understand, where we play in our limits.”last_img read more

Fabregas warns abusive Chelsea fans to stay away

first_imgChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas revealed his disgust towards the supporters who racially abused Raheem Sterling in last Saturday’s 2-0 win against Manchester CitySterling was allegedly the victim of racial abuse from a minority of Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge with the English Football Association (FA) and local authorities having begun investigating the incident.Chelsea have also taken action by suspending four supporters, while Sterling has given the police his version of what happened.Now Fabregas wants these troublesome fans to be dealt with harshly.“All I can say is when I’m in the street, when I’m at Stamford Bridge, all over the world, when we’ve travelled with Chelsea they’ve been amazing to me and to the team,” said Fabregas, according to the Daily Mail.‘I don’t know who is responsible for these things but I cannot accept or agree with this (behaviour).Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“This is not the real face of Chelsea. I’m sorry to hear that. If something happened it will be dealt with.“The focus now is on Chelsea for what happened. The quicker we get rid of these people, the better.”He added: “There’s always insults.“I’ve had so many of them over the years when you warm up and even jokes. That’s fine for me. When we cross the line with racism, it’s too far, it shouldn’t be allowed.“When we cross the line with racism, it’s too far, shouldn’t be allowed. The people that GET caught, they will be punished and they will be taught a big lesson in their lives.”last_img read more

Tranmere Rovers owner tells it all

first_imgFor Mark Palios, the experience of hosting English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur is big and he hopes his team can do well.English Football League Two club Tranmere Rovers will host Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.And owner Mark Palios has talked about how this will affect his club, and what he expects from the match.“This cup contest is, in many ways, a throwback to the Rovers of years gone by,” he told The Liverpool Echo.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“When the Whites were at the peak of their powers, this was the sort of fixture that fans were rather accustomed to in the early 2000s under the guidance of former striker John Aldridge.”“Fortunes have since changed, but the ability to turn back time remains ever-present,” he explained.“I think the first thing to do is to look at where the club has come from, and anybody who knows the club, knows that it’s part of the history of the club – that we’ve always been a good cup side and had great cup runs”, said Palios.“In the halcyon days, when we were knocking on the doors of the Premier League, the cup runs were very much part of our heritage and history.”last_img read more

Andrew Gutman agrees to join Celtic

first_imgCeltic Football Club have agreed a deal to sign Andrew Gutman from Major League Soccer (MLS) side, Chicago Fire.Fire’s general manager Nelson Rodriguez confirmed that the 22-year-old turned down the offer of a new contract with the club in favour of joining Brendan Rodgers’ side.Gutman had a trial in Scotland with Rangers in December, but has opted to play join Old Firm rivals Celtic instead.Rodriguez said, as quoted by Sky Sports:Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Andrew was offered a contract but chose not to accept it. Instead he decided to go with the offer from Celtic, so good luck to him.”Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed his interest in signing the American left-back last week during the club’s winter training camp in Dubai.The Scottish champions have been busy in the transfer market, signing forward Vakoun Issouf Bayo, winger Oliver Burke, and striker Timothy Weah during the January window.Gutman played college football for Indiana University where he was awarded the prestigious 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy, before joining Chicago Fire.last_img read more

Lilac Fire victims to receive aid after House signs 81 billion disaster

Authorities release name of man shot and killed during vehicle breakin in

first_img Posted: March 13, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Authorities release name of man shot and killed during vehicle break-in in El Cajon March 13, 2018 EL CAJON (KUSI) — Authorities Tuesday publicly identified a suspected car burglar who was fatally shot last weekend by a resident in a neighborhood near Mount Helix.Joseph Mercurio, 31, allegedly was breaking into a vehicle in the 1100 block of Mona Place in El Cajon when the owner spotted him shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, according to police. During an ensuing confrontation, the homeowner shot Mercurio with a .357-caliber revolver, Sgt. Darrin Forster.The mortally wounded suspect got into another vehicle and drove off, fleeing for a short distance before crashing the car into a residential front yard in the 1000 block of West Chase Avenue. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.The resident, whose name has not been released, told investigators he had spotted Mercurio breaking into his vehicle after being alerted to the alleged crime in progress by his barking dogs.“Homicide investigators have since learned … (that) Mercurio was driving a stolen vehicle and had been involved in at least two vehicle burglaries the night of this incident,” Forster alleged.It was unclear if the homeowner might face criminal charges over the shooting. The case remained under investigation this afternoon, the sergeant said. last_img read more

Authorities seek public information about man found dead off Mission Beach coast

first_img Posted: October 18, 2018 Updated: 6:04 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities reached out to the public Thursday for information about an Egyptian man who was found dead under potentially suspicious circumstances in the ocean off the coast of Mission Beach.The body of 37-year-old Haitham “Max” Elshayeb was floating about 2 1/2 miles from shore when a fisherman on a boat spotted it shortly before 10:30 a.m. Oct. 10, according to San Diego police.The body, clad only in surfer-style shorts, bore no obvious signs of traumatic injuries, Lt. Anthony Dupree said. A possibly suspicious circumstance, however, was a chain wrapped around the dead man’s waist, though it might have been used simply as a belt or style accessory, the lieutenant said.Homicide detectives were called in to investigate the fatality “out of an abundance of caution,” and the fatality has been classified as a suspicious death, Dupree said. A ruling on the cause of Elshayeb’s death remained on hold this week pending completion of postmortem exams.Police hope to contact people who had contact with Elshayeb in the days and weeks leading to his death, Dupree said.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 18, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Authorities seek public information about man found dead off Mission Beach coastlast_img read more

Christopher Columbus statue vandalized in Chula Vista

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 24, 2019 February 24, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) -The police are looking for vandals that they say are responsible for throwing red paint on a Christopher Columbus statue.The statue is located in Discovery Park where local residents reported the vandalism. Police say the red paint was poured all over the statue and that the word “Genocide” was also painted on the base of the statue. The Brass plaque was also stolen from the statue. Christopher Columbus statue vandalized in Chula Vista KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Man arrested for allegedly exposing himself in downtown Vancouver

first_imgPolice on Tuesday morning said they arrested a suspected flasher in downtown Vancouver after a short foot chase.An officer radioed that he was chasing a man on foot near The Columbian, 701 W. Eighth St., just before 8:30 a.m.The man stopped running a few moments later when he was surrounded by at least three police officers.The man had allegedly exposed himself to a woman downtown and she called 911, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department. When officers spotted a man fitting the suspect’s description, he ran.Juan C. Espinoza, 19, of Vancouver was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure, Kapp said.Espinoza was no longer in custody Tuesday night, jail officers said.last_img

Dogged dedication Vancouver woman keeps active with fourlegged workout buddy

first_img Erin Coburn and her buddy, Stihl, have had countless adventures in the past two years.They’ve been hiking at Silver Star Mountain and played in the snow. They’ve taken trips to the beach and splashed in the ocean. They’ve gone horseback riding and snowshoeing. They’ve been boating and tubing on the Columbia River.But nothing compares to tossing the Frisbee.“He gets so excited,” Coburn said. “I swear you can see the excitement in his eyes.”“He is one adventuresome dog,” she added.In June 2010, Coburn had major reconstructive surgery on her knee. For three months after the surgery, walking required a straight leg brace. She was having trouble finding motivation to exercise, so she asked her mom for a dog for Christmas.That December, she got Stihl (pronounced steel), a 4-month-old mini Australian shepherd.Slowly, Coburn and Stihl started exercising. Coburn hobbled as she tried to jog and Stihl trotted alongside her. Then they started hiking, beginning with the easier trails at Battle Ground Lake State Park.“He needed to get out and walk, and I needed to get out and rehab,” Coburn, 24, said.The duo ventured on tougher and longer hikes, including a trek through Mount Hood National Forest to cut down a Christmas tree last winter, and tried new things, like inner-tubing. Stihl sat on Coburn’s lap as their pair was towed behind a boat on the Columbia River.“He likes the wind in his face and his ears,” Coburn said. “He enjoyed it.”In fact, Stihl enjoys just about any outdoor activity, except for shooting, she said.While Coburn has always been active, some of the exercising she does is strictly for Stihl’s benefit. On a recent beach trip, Coburn was ready to head home. Stihl, however, had some energy to burn. So they spent 30 minutes walking on the beach, playing with the Frisbee. Stihl, a 2-year-old mini Australian shepherd, plays in the snow while hiking on Silver Star Mountain in Skamania County in June 2011.last_img read more

Man who stole puppy at gunpoint gets 20 months in prison

first_imgA Vancouver man was sentenced Monday in Clark County Superior Court to 20 months in prison for stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint Oct. 19 in a parking lot at Clackamas Town Center near Portland.Jajuane D. Etheridge, 23, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property. He was prosecuted first in Clark County because he took the 10-week-old puppy to his Vancouver residence on Plomondon Street, where he was arrested Oct. 21 after a three-hour standoff with a SWAT team. Police found Harpo, the puppy, unharmed inside a suitcase after they saw the piece of luggage moving.Etheridge also has been served with a Clackamas County, Ore., warrant charging him with two counts of first-degree robbery with a firearm, two counts of second-degree robbery with a firearm and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon related to the Oct. 19 incident, according to that county’s Circuit Court. He has waived extradition to Oregon on those charges, said Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Mike Dodds.Etheridge didn’t speak during his five-minute sentencing hearing Monday in front of Judge David Gregerson. The victims were not present.Etheridge stole the $2,000 puppy after responding to a Craigslist post advertising dogs for sale. He arranged to meet the sellers, an Oregon couple, along with puppy Harpo and another dog, in a mall parking lot. He said he’d pay $4,000 for both dogs.Instead, Etheridge brandished a gun and took the then-9-pound Harpo by force, according to court documents.He reportedly wanted to give Harpo to his ex-girlfriend’s daughter.His ex-girlfriend tipped off police about the dog’s location after she saw a news story on the bulldog-napping, according to Vancouver police. She went online and learned the suspect’s description matched her ex-boyfriend’s and that the suspect used a silver handgun: She owns one and knew Etheridge had access to it. The puppy also matched the description of the stolen bulldog.Paris Achen: 360-735-4551;;; read more

YMCA to break ground on facility upgrade

first_imgA new six-lane cool-water swimming pool is the centerpiece of an $8 million upgrade and expansion of the Clark County Family YMCA in Orchards. Everyone is invited to the project’s groundbreaking, which is set for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 22, at 11324 N.E. 51st Circle in Vancouver.Work is expected to take one year but will be done in phases so the facility can remain open throughout. It will grow from 45,000 square feet to 60,000 square feet, with expanded programs. In addition to the new pool, the concrete basketball courts will get wood floors, the outdoor patio area will be enclosed to become a multi-purpose space, and the facility will also get new weight and aerobic machines, new and updated locker rooms, expanded community rooms, child care areas, a new teen meeting center and an improved entry area.The Clark County Family YMCA is a branch of the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, which serves northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. Visit to learn more.last_img read more

Bin Laden soninlaw convicted at NYC terror trial

first_imgNEW YORK — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group’s spokesman.The verdict came after about six hours of deliberation over two days in the case against Kuwaiti imam Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to face trial on U.S. soil since the attacks.As a court deputy read the verdict aloud, Abu Ghaith, listening to an Arabic interpreter through earphones, remained composed as he had throughout the trial. Just before he was led from the courtroom, he turned toward a spectator — a longtime friend from Kuwait — and smiled.In a statement, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said he hoped the verdict brought some measure of comfort to al-Qaida victims.“He was more than just Osama bin Laden’s propaganda minister,” Bharara said. “Within hours after the devastating 9/11 attacks, Abu Ghaith was using his position in al-Qaida’s homicidal hierarchy to persuade others to pledge themselves to al-Qaida in the cause of murdering more Americans.”Defense attorney Stanley Cohen emerged from court promising to appeal.Abu Ghaith had testified during a three-week trial that he answered bin Laden’s request in the hours after the attacks to speak on the widely circulated videos used to recruit new followers willing to go on suicide missions like the 19 who hijacked four planes on Sept. 11, 2001.last_img read more

Expanding Star Vegas mass online platforms the longterm focus for Donaco

first_img Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Southeast Asian casino operator Donaco International Ltd says it is looking to reduce the contribution of VIP at its flagship Cambodian resort Star Vegas and focus instead on growing the mass market and online sectors.Speaking with Inside Asian Gaming at the inaugural Cambodia International Gaming Conference, Donaco Executive Director Ben Reichel said that although the company has recently started re-introducing junkets at Star Vegas in recent months after splitting with its former partner, of greater importance was building up the mass market by expanding its sources of visitation. Donaco ready to reset after horror year sees losses widen in FY19 on Cambodia impairment charge 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage RelatedPosts Load More “We want to build up visitation from other countries including China, Malaysia and Indonesia and we also want to focus on the online industry which is a burgeoning industry, particularly in Poipet,” Reichel said.“Historically VIP has represented about 40% of our revenue, which is all junket-based business. Our aim is to get that down to 25% by growing the mass market, by growing the slot machine base in particular and also by the online side.“We do have an agreement in place to bring in Chinese mass market players from Siam Reap because there is a lot of Chinese visitation there, it’s a very famous tourist destination and it’s a market we’ve been looking at for a while.“We think we have the right partner now to start bringing in Chinese tour groups to our property just for one night or so, so that will complement the Thai mass market side.”Reflecting the rapid explosion of online gaming operations in Cambodia’s main casino centers, including Poipet, Bavet and Sihanoukville, Donaco earlier this month also announced the launch of its new online gaming platform – described by Reichel as a “significant growth engine” for the company.“We’re not making forecasts on how much that will make but it is a very big opportunity,” he said. “It is a crowded space, there are a lot of brands out there, but one of the benefits is that Star Vegas is a very well-known brand so hopefully that will have some cut-through.”Also key to Donaco’s mass expansion plans is a return to stability in Thailand following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October 2016“That certainly had quite a severe impact for the first few months, even for up to six months a lot of our players didn’t come down and gamble,” Reichel said.“They did eventually come back but what has happened since then is that the domestic demand in Thailand has been a bit suppressed. That’s mainly because the military government has been keeping a very tight hold on social order in the country. They have been promising elections but the elections keep getting pushed back. They’re now talking about March next year.“The Thai economy is actually doing quite well but most of it is from exports and tourism. The domestic demand is still very soft and that has had an impact on our business.”last_img read more

Mass drives Okada Manila revenue surge in June

first_img Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August RelatedPosts Okada Manila reported a 26% increase in gross gaming revenue to Php3.01 billion (US$58.9 million) and a Php515 million increase in Adjusted EBITDA to Php424 million (US$8.3 million) in June, driven by surging mass volume and good luck across all segments.Mass table games saw revenue rise 58% to Php787 million, aided by a 15.8% increase in table drop to Php1.60 billion and a particularly high 49.1% win rate, up from 35.9% in June 2018. Slot machine win grew 26.8% to Php813 million. 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status Load More 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage VIP table drop declined year-on-year from Php54.18 billion to Php47.54 billion, but the segment also played lucky to push revenue up 10.5% to Php1.41 billion.The June results mean Okada Manila’s GGR for the six months to 30 June 2019 grew 44.7% to Php17.66 billion (US$345.5 million), with a touch over 2.8 million people visiting the property during that period.last_img read more

70 return to work early with workplace stress

first_imgNearly three-quarters (70%) of respondents return to work early when suffering with workplace stress, according to research by LV=.Its survey of 2,005 working-age adults found that 35% of this group return to work early because they are concerned about what colleagues might think and 38% do so because they feel guilty.The research also found:Almost a quarter (24%) of respondents have taken time off work due to stress in the last five years.16% continue to work after being diagnosed with workplace stress.More than half (56%) of respondents cite unrealistic deadlines and workloads as a key trigger for stress, with long working hours (53%) and a lack of support or training (44%) following close behind.54% of those who are absent from work due to stress do not reveal the real reason for their absence to colleagues. More than a third (38%) say that they conceal the real reason because they are worried about being seen as weak and 25% are too embarrassed to discuss the true reason for their absence with colleagues.Almost half (46%) of respondents in the private sector worry that taking time off for stress will affect their job security, while 51% of public sector respondents worry that colleagues will think they are faking it.Around a quarter (27%) of respondents would rely on state benefits if they are unable to work, 43% would use their savings, and 21% do not know what they would do if they went on long-term sick leave.Myles Rix (pictured), managing director of protection at LV=, said: “Many assume that mental illness will not affect them. However, it is clear that stress and related mental health issues affect nearly a quarter of the UK’s working population, and millions of people are putting their health at risk by returning to work too early, often for financial reasons.“A contingency plan such as income protection offers workers with severe mental health problems a financial safety net, which means they can focus on recovering without worrying about whether they can make ends meet.”last_img read more

Jonny Gifford Why employees do not naturally engage with workplace savings schemes

first_imgThe world overloads us with information at every turn and our minds do not like it. Detail clings to financial advice, on the other hand, like so many limpets. Of course it does: advisers need the detail to consider eventualities, recount sub-clauses and cover their backs. But our minds quickly fall prey to information overload.People deal with this in various ways. The first is through mental shortcuts, or heuristics. We love to think we are rational beings, carefully considering available options, but for the sake of brain efficiency, we cannot often afford to be. Instead, we make decisions based on what feels right. We use association, automatically relating what we see to previous experience and responding in line with how we are used to behaving.We are also driven by a strong aversion to regret. Faced with too many options, or options we just do not understand, we tend to sidestep them. This is why auto-enrolment was a smart move. Making the most desirable option the default is something we should be doing more generally, more often.Another inherent challenge with choices in pay and benefits is that they require us to balance current and future needs. This is also something we are inherently bad at doing. We place more value on the former than the latter. This can be seen in employee responses to pension contributions. A typical twenty-something will wish their employer put less into their pension pot and more into their pay packet. Cake now rather than a feast later is our instinct.There is no silver bullet to these challenges but good communication is vital. Simplify options so the average employee can make meaningful choices. Make the most desirable options the easiest to follow. Drive home the importance of making the right choice, making use of another strong influence, that of peer pressure and our fear of being out of line.Jonny Gifford is adviser, organisational behaviour and research insight, at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)last_img read more

PCA Predict offers share scheme to motivate staff

first_imgPCA Predict provides address validation technology used on e-commerce sites, for customers that include Tesco, Dow Jones, and Disney. The organisation, which has offices in Worcester and New York, and employs over 55 members of staff, offers an enterprise management incentive (EMI) scheme.The EMI scheme was chosen as a way of motivating staff through the generous tax incentives it provides to encourage wider share ownership. Guy Mucklow, co-founder of PCA Predict, says: “It has been proven that employee-owned businesses are consistently more productive, innovative and profitable than those that that are not. One of the main reasons for this is that employee shareholders treat the business like it’s their own.“They care more about the [organisation’s] future and understand how their financial and career paths are inextricably linked to the success of the business. If we can get to that point, then we will create that virtuous circle where everyone will benefit.”The organisation decided to kickstart the scheme by gifting up to 10% of equity to employees. Mucklow says: “It is a fairly unusual arrangement in that with most EMI schemes, employees are expected to pay something for the option. By gifting our equity, it means that there is immediate value in the share award and that, ultimately, unless the business is worthless when we sell, the share options will provide a good return for our employees.”To illustrate, an employee who received 0.01% of the equity on the first round that was paid out last May, would have received approximately £6,000 of immediate value for their shares based on a valuation received in December 2015.Mucklow says: “We are very keen to ensure that we have the best talent and that we do our utmost to share our success.”last_img read more

45 want a job with more flexible hours when returning to work

first_imgMore than two-fifths (45%) of respondents who are parents want a job with more flexible hours when they return to work after having a child, according to research by New Skills Academy.Its survey of 124 parents also found that 98% of respondents feel that an understanding employer which recognises that they may need to take time off for school events or if their child is ill, is important or very important to them.The research also found:34% of respondents want a job with shorter working hours when they return to work after having a child.93% of respondents view flexible working hours as an important or very important benefit that suits their lifestyle as a parent, 80% think the option to work part-time is important or very important, and 90% believe the ability to work locally or from home is important or very important when returning to work as a new parent.93% of respondents who are mothers have returned to work after the birth of a child, or are planning to return to work. Of these, 75% have returned to the same job or profession, however 82% are considering changing their careers and 73% are thinking about retraining.Chris Morgan (pictured), co-owner at New Skills Academy, said: “Returning back to work after having children can often be a difficult time for a parent. It’s during this moment that many feel it’s the right time to consider a new career; often one that offers greater flexibility and more time with the little ones.”last_img read more

Bank of America to increase minimum wage to 20 an hour

first_imgFinancial services organisation Bank of America is to increase its minimum wage to $20 (£15.27) an hour for 205,000 US-based employees.The pay increase will be delivered over a two-year period, starting on 1 May 2019 when the bank’s minimum hourly wage will increase to $17 (£12.98). This will continue to rise in increments until the minimum wage reaches $20 an hour in 2021.Bank of America is improving its hourly minimum wage in order to align with its core values and culture; the organisation seeks to inspire employees to do great work, encourage and retain talent and build greater trust within teams.The organisation has also committed to delivering sustainable and responsible business growth, using competitive benefits and programmes that support the diverse needs of its staff.The bank’s minimum wage has increased by more than $4 (£3.05) an hour since 2010 and, in 2017, it raised its hourly minimum wage to $15 (£11.45) an hour. The legal minimum wage in the US is currently set at $7.25 (£5.54) per hour.Sheri Bronstein, chief HR officer at Bank of America, said: “We are raising our minimum wage because we believe that to best serve our customers and clients, we need the best teams.“Saying thank you, celebrating great work and sharing our success further [demonstrates] our commitment to being a great place to work.”last_img read more