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More protections for misclassified workers vs. fly-by-night employers

California's Labor Commissioner's Office has awarded over $45 million in unlawful deductions from wages and out-of-pocket expenses to more than 400 misclassified port drivers. However, most of the drivers have not been able to collect their money because the
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More protections for misclassified workers vs. fly-by-night employers

California's Labor Commissioner's Office has awarded over $45 million in unlawful deductions from wages and out-of-pocket expenses to more than 400 misclassified port drivers. However, most of the drivers have not been able to collect their money because the companies that committed the wage violations have filed bankruptcy and gone out of business, only to be replaced by other companies that repeat the same pattern of misclassification.   Truck drivers at California ports, mostly immigrant and vulnerable to labor exploitation, are often misclassified as independent contractors even though they work as employees under California and federal labor laws. These companies cont...Keep on reading: More protections for misclassified workers vs. fly-by-night employers

TOFA to gather ‘heroes among us’ Oct. 27

  NEW YORK CITY---On its 8thyear, The Outstanding Filipinos in America (TOFA) Awards is gathering a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Leventritt gold medalist, a two-time Emmy winner, Miami Heat's «winningest» coac
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TOFA to gather ‘heroes among us’ Oct. 27

  NEW YORK CITY---On its 8thyear, The Outstanding Filipinos in America (TOFA) Awards is gathering a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Leventritt gold medalist, a two-time Emmy winner, Miami Heat's «winningest» coach and New Jersey's top physical therapist to the Carnegie stage on October 27.   They are «ambassadors of goodwill» who inspire Filipinos all over the world with their commitment to deeply ingrained Filipino values, according to top Philippine government officials.   "Filipino migrants thrive in any environment they find themselves in. Once again, the TOFA Awards gathers some of the outstanding Filipinos in the United State...Keep on reading: TOFA to gather ‘heroes among us’ Oct. 27

Broadway Barkada soars with ‘Lumipad’ dance showcase

    NEW YORK --- Filipino American performing arts group Broadway Barkada is producing an evening of dance pieces titled «Lumipad: A Pinoy Night of Dance.»   The program consists of modern, lyrical, jazz, cultural an
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Broadway Barkada soars with ‘Lumipad’ dance showcase

    NEW YORK --- Filipino American performing arts group Broadway Barkada is producing an evening of dance pieces titled «Lumipad: A Pinoy Night of Dance.»   The program consists of modern, lyrical, jazz, cultural and many other styles.   «This is our sixth production of our Take Flight Initiative,» says Liz Casasola, one of the group's three cofounders.   «The initiative is about 'spreading your wings' as an artist and sharing one's own vision. Broadway Barkada aims to give these artists a platform to do just that.   »In believing in your unique story to tell, the first step---taking that risk---can be the hardest. Broadway...Keep on reading: Broadway Barkada soars with ‘Lumipad’ dance showcase

New Jersey getting flooded, but many still ignore climate change

  NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey --- The water just kept rising. As the rain poured for hours and a nearby river swelled, Ben Gonzalez had no time to save any of his family's belongings. Amid harsh winds that destroyed their house in Brick Township, Ne
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New Jersey getting flooded, but many still ignore climate change

  NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey --- The water just kept rising. As the rain poured for hours and a nearby river swelled, Ben Gonzalez had no time to save any of his family's belongings. Amid harsh winds that destroyed their house in Brick Township, New Jersey, he yelled at his wife and their young daughter to rush to the second floor. In a few minutes, on the early night of August 12, 2018, 56-year-old Gonzalez saw how their living room disappeared as flood water quickly rose to over four feet. Picture frames floated, he recalled, and their television set and sofa were all under water. "I never thought this is going to happen to us. We knew (our house) is close to the river, b...Keep on reading: New Jersey getting flooded, but many still ignore climate change

Robredo in DC hits officials who ‘subvert’ democracy that brought them to power

  WASHINGTON, D.C. --Dismayed by President Rodrigo Duterte's «combative» statements and«animosity» towards her, Vice President Leni Robredo says she is nonetheless determined to fully stay in her office in the next three ye
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Robredo in DC hits officials who ‘subvert’ democracy that brought them to power

  WASHINGTON, D.C. --Dismayed by President Rodrigo Duterte's «combative» statements and«animosity» towards her, Vice President Leni Robredo says she is nonetheless determined to fully stay in her office in the next three years and, with «laser-like focus,» devote full attention to her signature poverty alleviation program,Angat Buhay. Despite being one of «the most vilified» national government official, she says -- almostdefiantly-- she will not be distracted from her life-long goal: uplifting the lives of the «last, the least and the lost.» She will not «stand idly by» and settle for simply being a «spare tire,» she said. The Vice President was the featured speaker...Keep on reading: Robredo in DC hits officials who ‘subvert’ democracy that brought them to power

‘Sincerely proud’: Putin congratulates Russian team on topping Youth Olympics medal table

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated the nation’s Youth Olympics team on its dominant performance at the Summer Games in Buenos Aires, where it comfortably topped the medals table. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Sincerely proud’: Putin congratulates Russian team on topping Youth Olympics medal table

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated the nation’s Youth Olympics team on its dominant performance at the Summer Games in Buenos Aires, where it comfortably topped the medals table. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘I stripped off for a reason’ – Russian hockey fan backs team in unusual way

A fan of Russia’s Sibir ice hockey club, Elena Kusacheva, has stripped off in support of her team – which has got off to a slow start in the new KHL season, sitting last in the standings. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘I stripped off for a reason’ – Russian hockey fan backs team in unusual way

A fan of Russia’s Sibir ice hockey club, Elena Kusacheva, has stripped off in support of her team – which has got off to a slow start in the new KHL season, sitting last in the standings. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia's money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia's money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. Read Full Article at RT.com

Putin congratulates Russian athletes upon victory at Youth Olympic Games in Argentina

The president is sure that this victory is an important contribution to enhancing Russia’s international prestige as a major sports power
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Putin congratulates Russian athletes upon victory at Youth Olympic Games in Argentina

The president is sure that this victory is an important contribution to enhancing Russia’s international prestige as a major sports power

Africa:Nobel Laureate Urges End to Impunity On Rape As Weapon of War

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in 1999 to help women and girls who had been raped during the conflict in eastern Congo
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Africa:Nobel Laureate Urges End to Impunity On Rape As Weapon of War

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Denis Mukwege founded the Panzi Hospital in 1999 to help women and girls who had been raped during the conflict in eastern Congo

Congo-Kinshasa:80% of Schoolchildren Back at School in Ebola-Affected Areas

[Unicef] Kinshasa/Dakar/New York/Geneva -One month after the beginning of the school year, 80 per cent of school-aged children have returned to school in Beni and Mabalako health zones, the two epicentres of the current Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democrati
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Congo-Kinshasa:80% of Schoolchildren Back at School in Ebola-Affected Areas

[Unicef] Kinshasa/Dakar/New York/Geneva -One month after the beginning of the school year, 80 per cent of school-aged children have returned to school in Beni and Mabalako health zones, the two epicentres of the current Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More than half of these children are girls.

Asia-Europe Meeting participants reiterate commitment to anti-terror efforts

According to a joint statement, the leaders are committed to enhancing collaboration in ASEM to tackle radicalisation
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Asia-Europe Meeting participants reiterate commitment to anti-terror efforts

According to a joint statement, the leaders are committed to enhancing collaboration in ASEM to tackle radicalisation

Convicts dupe US soldiers with nude photos in ‘sextortion’ scam

Countless inmates in multiple prisons across South Carolina have been posing as young women on dating apps to blackmail and extort US soldiers in a sexting scam that’s been running since 2015. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Convicts dupe US soldiers with nude photos in ‘sextortion’ scam

Countless inmates in multiple prisons across South Carolina have been posing as young women on dating apps to blackmail and extort US soldiers in a sexting scam that’s been running since 2015. Read Full Article at RT.com

Meghan Markle reveals ditching social media made her feel 'free'

Speaking at Bondi Beach, Meghan warned of the dangers of seeking validation online. She previously documented her love life, travel and charity work, and had her own lifestyle blog.
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Meghan Markle reveals ditching social media made her feel 'free'

Speaking at Bondi Beach, Meghan warned of the dangers of seeking validation online. She previously documented her love life, travel and charity work, and had her own lifestyle blog.

Horrifying moment a thug grabs a terrified pensioner and hurls him to the ground

The appalling attack, filmed in the leafy suburb of Moseley, Birmingham, is believed to have taken place on October 16 and the video shared across social media.
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Horrifying moment a thug grabs a terrified pensioner and hurls him to the ground

The appalling attack, filmed in the leafy suburb of Moseley, Birmingham, is believed to have taken place on October 16 and the video shared across social media.

Huddersfield Asian sex gang jailed for more than 200 years

The abuse, which centred in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, took place 'in cars, car parks, houses, a snooker centre, a takeaway, a park and other places'.
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Huddersfield Asian sex gang jailed for more than 200 years

The abuse, which centred in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, took place 'in cars, car parks, houses, a snooker centre, a takeaway, a park and other places'.

Football & Khabib - The UFC champ's fight to keep the beautiful game alive in Dagestan

UFC lightweight king and Dagetsan native Khabib Nurmagomedov will perform the cermeonial kick off when his hometown team Anzhi Makhachkala take on CSKA Moscow on Friday, continuing the fight to keep football in his homeland. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Football & Khabib - The UFC champ's fight to keep the beautiful game alive in Dagestan

UFC lightweight king and Dagetsan native Khabib Nurmagomedov will perform the cermeonial kick off when his hometown team Anzhi Makhachkala take on CSKA Moscow on Friday, continuing the fight to keep football in his homeland. Read Full Article at RT.com

Serena Williams’ coach calls for rule change after US Open scandal

Patrick Mouratoglou, the longtime coach of US star Serena Williams, has called for on-court coaching to be allowed at major tournaments in the wake of the furious bust-up involving Williams during her US Open final defeat. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Serena Williams’ coach calls for rule change after US Open scandal

Patrick Mouratoglou, the longtime coach of US star Serena Williams, has called for on-court coaching to be allowed at major tournaments in the wake of the furious bust-up involving Williams during her US Open final defeat. Read Full Article at RT.com

Rihanna ‘snubs Super Bowl halftime show’ in support of Kaepernick

Pop sensation Rihanna has reportedly turned down the chance to perform at the fabled Super Bowl halftime show, in solidarity with NFL outcast Colin Kaepernick and his protests over social injustice in the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rihanna ‘snubs Super Bowl halftime show’ in support of Kaepernick

Pop sensation Rihanna has reportedly turned down the chance to perform at the fabled Super Bowl halftime show, in solidarity with NFL outcast Colin Kaepernick and his protests over social injustice in the US. Read Full Article at RT.com

Olympic shock: Japanese company admits falsifying earthquake safety data for Tokyo 2020 venues

A Japanese hydraulics company has admitted manipulating earthquake safety data for almost 1,000 buildings across Japan, including venues for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Olympic shock: Japanese company admits falsifying earthquake safety data for Tokyo 2020 venues

A Japanese hydraulics company has admitted manipulating earthquake safety data for almost 1,000 buildings across Japan, including venues for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. Read Full Article at RT.com

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