first_imgFederal officials say they have fined a Florida restaurant chain with six locations more than $314,500 for taking employee tips and wages.The U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday that the Vietnamese chain Pho 79 “illegally diverted” federal overtime pay and tips for 65 of its employees. The chain has locations in Davie, Sunrise, Coral Springs, Boynton Beach, Miami and Pinecrest, and lists different owners for each one, according to property records.Jacky Truong, Pho 79′s cofounder, is listed as a registered agent for multiple locations. The federal agency found that Pho 79: -“Failed to maintain an accurate record of the number of hours employees worked,” which is required by law.-Did not “keep a record of employees’ contact information.”-Did not “display a FLSA minimum wage poster in each establishment.”It is unclear how long Pho 79 must correct the violations.In a Friday email, Eric Lucero, a U.S. Department of Labor spokesman, said the situations occurred between 2017 and 2019, and that Pho 79′s owner “agreed to future compliance.”“Employers may not keep tips received by employees,” said Tony Pham, Wage and Hour’s division district director in Miami. “The Wage and Hour Division will continue working to ensure that workers receive all the wages they have legally earned, and that employers compete on a level playing field.” -“Paid cooks, dishwashers and kitchen helpers a flat daily rate or weekly salary regardless of the number of hours they worked,” although employees exceeded 40 hours, which is a violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.-“Illegally diverted all gratuities to the restaurant – failing to give employees any of the tips,” another FLSA violation.Photo courtesy: Pho 79/Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgA 14-year-old teen of Queenstown Village, Essequibo Coast, was on Tuesday charged for wandering and ordered to spend two years at the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) by Magistrate Sunil Scarce, when she appeared at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court. The matter was tried in camera.The court was told the defendant during the month of December 2015, at Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, being under the age of 17, was found wondering. She had been missing from her grandmother’s home for some four months and refused to say where she was or who she was with when she appeared in court.The grandmother and her father were present in court. The father agreed to have the teen spend two years at NOC; however, the grandmother was not in favour. After the probation report was presented to Magistrate Scarce, the teen was sent to NOC where she was told to further her studies. The court also heard that out of 55 school sessions, the juvenile only 34 attended.It was also reported that prior to her leaving home for the past four months, she would pretend that she is going to school by dressing in her uniform but her school attendance record showed that she was absent on numerous occasions.last_img read more

first_img…Opposition calls for forensic audit into project financesThe National Assembly found itself divided on Wednesday over giving or withholding approval for an additional $500 million to be paid out from the Consolidated Fund to a number of contractors and other persons owed varying amounts for works undertaken on the controversial D’Urban Jubilee Park Project.The rancour engulfed the House when the Speaker of the National Assembly put to a vote the capital expenditure under the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s bvudget, but was met with a resounding no.Public Infrastructure Minister David PattersonA division was subsequently called for, resulting in 32 members of the House voting to approve the monies, while 31 members voted against it.Member of Parliament Odinga Lumumba was absent at the time of the vote from the Opposition benches, while Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, was absent for the Government’s side.Prior to the division of votes, the House heard that on November 22 last, six days before the Budget was presented to the nation – Homestretch Development Inc (HDI) had written to the Finance Ministry indicating that it owes contractors $500 million more and was looking to have this liability liquidated.The revelation did not go down well with former Minster within the Finance Ministry, Juan Edghill, who openly questioned the timing of the inclusion of the $500 million in the Budget, since the Ministry had only been informed six days earlier.In fact, Edghill argued that Government was in fact looking to turn over money to a private company – HDI – for works it had done using contractors that company had engaged in the project.He used the occasion to draw reference to Substantive Minster David Patterson’s assertions that the Government did not actually engage any of the contractors that the Ministry was seeking approval to be paid over.Voicing objections and questioning the methodologies to be used, Edghill sought to enquire of the Minister precisely what law of statue would be used to legitimise such a transfer to a private company.Patterson, in his retort to the House, said Government would be using the same mechanisms that had been used to transfer some $138 million to Omprakash “Buddy” Shivraj that went towards the construction of the then Buddy’s International Hotel, in addition to another $38 million that went towards the construction of the Cacique Hotel.Edghill, however, dismissed this assertion saying those monies in fact represented a loan to the two projects and had not been extracted from the Consolidated Fund.The Minister denied too the assertion that Government had in fact employed a mechanism to spend some $900 million on a project from the Consolidated Fund, while at the same time avoiding any kind of scrutiny.The trading of barbs came about when Minister Patterson told the House that the Public Infrastructure Ministry will in fact not be paying any of the contractors owed for works on the project and that the money will in fact be paid to HDI.Among the objections to such a mechanism is that HDI is in fact a private company not even listed under the Ministry’s Government’s list of organisations slated for subsidies and contribution.Minster Patterson was adamant that the asset in the form of the D’Urban Jubilee Park is in fact an asset that belongs to the State.Edghill also sought to no avail, to find out whether Minster Patterson, as an elected representative, is comfortable with expending in excess of $900 million on a project undertaken by a private company where there was no procurement process to get the work done.Patterson maintained that the project represents an asset of the State and belongs to the people of Guyana.Meanwhile, as it relates to the overall expenditure and cash and kind donations, Public Infrastructure Minister Patterson told the House that a total of $27.7 million was received in the form of donations from private individuals and entities, while another $37 million came about ‘in kind’.As it relates to the donations, the Minister provided a list to the House. Among the donors as listed by Minister Patterson are three anonymous contributors, Palm Court, TEOCO, STP Investments Inc, Mohamed’s Cambio and RUSAL, among others.He listed among those given donations in kind as BK International, Courtney Benn Contracting Services Limited, BaiShanLin Forest Developers Inc, Demerara Sand and Aggregates, Barama, Buxton Gas Station, Splashmins, and NABI Construction, among others.The Opposition member querying the expenditure was adamant during the consideration that with donations being less than 10 per cent of the $1 billion price tag, the project could not be one that could be considered as done privately.He was adamant that it is reasonable to conclude that HDI was just a company that was used to engage private contractors of which ultimately all of the money to be expended was to be paid by taxpayers and without any tender process.Meanwhile, the Opposition is calling on the Auditor General of Guyana to conduct an immediate forensic audit into all revenues, expenditure and donations received.In a statement late Wednesday evening from the Opposition Leader’s Office, the PPP expressed its disgust and outrage over the coalition Government’s raiding of the treasury for the additional $500 million to be plugged into the controversial D’Urban Park Jubilee Project, which is clear proof that the Guyanese people were deceived into believing that the project was privately funded.“It is important to note that out of an expenditure of over $1 billion, only $27 million was received in cash donations and $33 million was received in ‘kind’ donations. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has allowed itself to be used as a conduit to accommodate this highly irregular and vulgar transaction,” the Opposition stated.The Party went on to remind of the motion it put forward for disclosure on the sums expended, the contractors and amounts paid to them, liabilities and other information that would have ensured accountability and transparency. This motion was defeated on November 21, 2016 when it was debated during which time the Public Infrastructure Minister selectively provided skimpy information.last_img read more

first_imgSo far, there has been excellent cooperation from the community regarding this investigation. However, there have been some individuals who have been less than forthcoming and somewhat uncooperative. To these people, we urge you to contact the investigators and tell us what you know.We want to reach the people who know, or have suspicions, about the bomber. Experience in these matters has shown that when the person is apprehended there will be a group of family, friends, co-workers or acquaintances who either knew directly or had made numerous observations that, if reported, would have helped stop the bomber.Investigators are confident that the person or persons exploding these bombs is from the local area and has a grievance with EnCana. They will have talked about those grievances to someone, possibly advocating or threatening violent action. This person will have knowledge of and possibly access to explosives. The following is a statement released by Sgt. Tim Sheilds – RCMP “E” Division Wednesday December 3rd about the EnCana Bombings:Good morning and thank you for coming. We are here today to discuss the ongoing investigation involving the bombing of two EnCana pipelines and one well-head that occurred in October. As much as possible, I will be giving you an update on where the investigation is at, and where we are going with it.- Advertisement -On October 7th, 2008, three letters were mailed from the Dawson Creek Shoppers Drug Mart. These letters contained a threatening handwritten message that was sent to The Coffee Talk Express in Chetwynd, The Dawson Creek Daily News, and the Encana Corporation. The message demanded that Encana cease all operations in the Toms Lake area by October 11th.On October 12th, the first of three explosions directed at EnCana facilities occurred. A second explosion was discovered on October 16th and a third on October 31st. All three explosions are believed to have occurred in the early morning hours.As part of the police investigation, investigators seized video tape taken from the inside of the Shoppers Drug Mart on October seventh – the day the letters were mailed. The photographs behind me are from that video tape and show eight people who mailed letters and have not been identified. Investigators need to speak with these people. If you are one of these people, or you know the identity someone in these photographs, please contact the tip line at 1-866-994-7473, or, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-822-TIPS.Investigators have taken the very unusual step of setting up a website dedicated just to these bombings. This website at, contains new information and photographs from the investigation. In addition, tips can be emailed directly to investigators from the website.Advertisement So far, only property damage has occurred. But protecting the person responsible by remaining silent, or failing to notify police of your suspicions, only enables the bomber to continue. In the event of serious injuries or death, their lives, and the lives of their families, and the lives of the victims families, are all ruined. It is important, as a community, that we all become involved. It is important, as a community, that we urge support for those who have information to act now.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAndy Gray believes Jurgen Klopp is the right man to lead Liverpool – but has warned he needs time to implement his own ideas.Unveiled on Thursday night, the German signed a three-year contract and promised to bring the same exciting football synonymous with his time at Borussia Dortmund.His arrival has generated a new-found optimism among the Anfield faithful, but Gray, talkSPORT’s expert pundit, has told fans to be cautious.“I think everyone is getting a little carried away,” he said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “They’re assuming he’s going to walk in, he’s going to turn the magic on, he’s going to turn Liverpool into what he did at Borussia Dortmund. “That took a bit of time and it might take a bit of time at Liverpool. But is he the right guy? Absolutely.“He has coached and managed under these circumstances at Dortmund for years, his English is very good, and he will make them better, but how better, only time will tell.”last_img read more

first_img 9 9 9 9 It’s been a miserable campaign for Chelsea.Languishing mid-table and dumped out of the Champions League and FA Cup, all within three days, has damaged their reputation on the domestic and European stage.Following such a disappointing season, Roman Abramovich may be in a ruthless mood in the summer, with John Terry’s announcement that his contract will not be renewed an example of the harsh procedures behind the scenes at Cobham.But Terry might not be the only player possibly heading to the exit as a consequence of their poor performances this term.View the slideshow above to see whose place in south west London is under threat. 9 5. Abdul Baba Rahman – With the Ghanian having only joined Chelsea last summer, this could be considered a harsh decision by Chelsea. As Filipe Luis discovered, though, few can pip Cesar Azpilicueta in the squad. While injury to John Terry has shifted the Spaniard to the right and Branislav Ivanovic inside, Kenedy has emerged as Hiddink’s first choice at left back with Baba’s performances shaky. If they do sell, though, it’s unlikely they’ll recoup much of the £14m paid shortly before the start of the season. 1. Eden Hazard – check out seven more players facing uncertain futures at the end of the season by clicking the arrow above – The fact remains that when the Belgian is on top form, he is one of the finest players in the top flight, let alone Chelsea’s senior squad. The problem the new manager, and owner Roman Abramovich has, is whether they are willing to gamble on the winger rediscovering his confidence. With no Champions League football next season, Stamford Bridge chiefs may be open to selling for a club record and investing the cash elsewhere. 4. Loic Remy – With Bertrand Traore now ahead of him in the pecking order, keeping the Frenchman at Stamford Bridge in the winter window seems a harsh – and unnecessary – decision. The club’s coaching staff clearly don’t rate the forward, leaving the player with no other choice but to force an exit. With Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato likely to leave when their respective loan spells expire and Bertrand Traore still adapting to life in the first team, a replacement will be needed. 9 9 9 6. Diego Costa – There’s no question that Costa is Chelsea’s best striker. His quality, though, isn’t the problem. What is the issue is his temperament and the impact it has on the Blues’ reputation. Not to mention, as he proved in his sending off against Everton, he can be a complete liability. Whoever takes over next at Stamford Bridge may consider a new striker a priority in the summer. 3. Patrick Bamford – Many Chelsea supporters would be saddened to see another promising prospect from their academy forced out, but it’s difficult to envisage any other outcome for Bamford, who signed a new three-year deal in the summer. The striker struggled in his loan spell at Crystal Palace, which was consequently cut short in January, while he is similarly finding life difficult at current temporary club Norwich City. All signs not only point towards a Blues exit, but perhaps a Premier League departure, altogether. 7. Oscar – If Antonio Conte – an admirer of Oscar – arrives at Stamford Bridge, it’s expected that the midfielder will stay but another manager may consider him expendable. His contribution is questionable; in all competitions, the Brazilian has registered just five goals and three assists this season. In the Premier League, he has more yellow cards (4) than goals (3). The Blues need far more from their playmaker, and with such players as Real Madrid’s Isco possibly looking for a transfer in the summer, the Blues may be wise to cash in. 2. Nemanja Matic – It’s been a season to forget for the Serbia international. The majority of his performances over the past seven months have been far below the high standards he set himself last season, with John Obi Mikel moving ahead of him in the pecking order since the turn of the year. Chelsea’s defence has missed him tremendously this term, but having largely adapted without him under Guus Hiddink, he could be among those heading for the exit in the summer. 8. Radamel Falcao – Falcao will be one of the first out of south west London when the season closes. Besides a consolation goal in a 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace, his contribution has been dire. Granted, injury has left him on the sidelines for the majority of the campaign, but this only adds to frustration. It’s time the striker said farewell to the Premier League. 9 9. John Terry – An exit that few at Stamford Bridge want to happen, but one that’s looking increasingly likely. Terry is out of contract at the end of the season, and has openly informed reporters that he has been told, as it stands, his deal will not be renewed. Chelsea’s scouts will no doubt be scouring Europe for who can fill his acclaimed boots.last_img read more

first_imgFIXTURES.U14s Round 4.N,Brid v Aodh Ruadh, Ardara v N.Columba,Four Masters v St. Nauls,Fanad Gaels v Termon,R.Emmets v Red Hughes, St. Eunans v Mc Cumhaills,L/ Kenny Gaels v Glenswilly,Cloughaneely v N.Mhuire,N. Conaill v St. Michaels,N. PadraigIskaheen V Burt, Carnjdonagh v Buncrana,Moville v Urris.Ulster Minor Final,Sat 21 May in Irvinestown Co Fermanagh, Donegal v Tyroneat 3 pm.Congratulations to Geraldine Mc Laughlin on winning League player award at corner forward.Best wishes to Yvonne Mc Monagle who plays for Ulster in the interprovincial at the weekend.RESULTS.13 a side SeniorFour Masters 1-5 Moville 1-2,15 a side SeniorTermon 9-26 Mc Cumhaills 0-6,Glenfin 4-6 St. Eunans 5–11,IntermediateArdara 4–9 Dungloe 4–4;Division 3Milford 5-15 Termon 1-3.GAA: DONEGAL LADIES GAELIC FIXTURES AND RESULTS was last modified: May 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgFifteen swimmers from the swilly seals left Letterkenny at 6.30am to make the two hour trip to Newry for the Swim Ulster development gala meet one. The swimmers goal was to attain 3 qualifying times to gain promotion up through the ranks of Ulster Swimming. They did just that and a fine haul of medals were gained also.Brothers Jack and Joseph Bond had a great day with fine performances in the 200m free and 100m fly, Joseph also swam a fine 400m free narrowly missing the qualifying time. Young Isabel du Plessis showed her class in the 200m I.m and 100m free getting qualifying times in both events.Cody Dunnion had a busy day gaining qualifying times in the 200m free and 100m breaststroke picking up a bronze in the breaststroke and narrowly missing out on a third time in the 100m fly.Lauren Hall at her first development gala showed great improvement in her times also narrowly missing qualifying times in the 200m I.m and 100m Freestyle.Eimear Hegarty swam in the 100 backstroke showing great skill. Matthew Hegarty won bronze medals in the 200m free and 100m fly.Johnny Lambe swam in the 200m freestyle and gained a qualifying time in the 200m backstroke placing 6th in his age group.Katie Mc Gee performed excellent swims in the 200m breaststroke and 100m backstroke.Kira Mills swam the 200m I.m and also the 100m backstroke gaining a qualifying time also.Cian Mulligan had an excellent day as usual getting 3 times and 3 medals two gold and one bronze in the 100m fly, 100m breaststroke and 400m freestyle. Eamon Russell picked up a silver in the 100m fly and bronze in the 200m freestyle and his sister Grainne gained her third qualifying time and picked up a silver in the 200m I.m and bronze in the 100 freestyle.Oisin Sheridan picked up two qualifying times one in the 100m breaststroke and also the 200m backstroke finishing 5th in his age group.Bronagh Sheridan had an excellent day picking up her third qualifying time. She placed 4th in the 200m I.m and lifted gold in her 200m breaststroke setting a time 20 seconds inside the qualification time.So an excellent display from all swimmers involved giving that around eleven hundred swimmers took part throughout the day. SWIMMING: SWILLY SEALS DO WELL AT ULSTER DEVELOPMENT GALA was last modified: November 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Swilly Sealslast_img read more

first_img 2 2 RANKED The Chelsea legend is keen bolster this squad at the Pride Park this summer but has been told he will not be given a war chest for his first season in charge.Owner Mel Morris has revealed his intention to reduce the wage bill at the club, and getting Vydra – an £8million signing from Watford in 2016 – off their books will be a big step towards that.The Rams chief said there will be no “significant” investment in the summer market at the club.Austrian forward Andreas Weimann, also 26, is also set to leave Derby with a £2million move to Bristol City in the works, with Lampard currently searching for replacements. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets The Czech Republic forward’s move to Elland Road is expected to go ahead after he was left at home by new boss Frank Lampard for the Rams’ pre-season training camp in Tenerife.Leeds are said to have made an £11million bid for the 26-year-old – who was the Championship’s top scorer last season with 21 goals.New manager Marcelo Bielsa is said to be keen to make Vydra his big marquee signing this summer and, according to the Daily Telegraph, the club are now in talks to finalise to switch.It is claimed Lampard has given the ‘OK’ for Vydra to leave, despite his goalscoring form last season. Matej Vydra is set to join Leeds United in a £11million deal targets Vydra was the Championship’s top scorer last season with 21 goals Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest transfer gossip on LATEST center_img REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Leeds United are closing in on the signing of Matej Vydra from Derby County, according to reports. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade I had a tour of the new Spurs stadium yesterday. It’s amazing the best in Uk and Europe and possibly in the world. Most important thing is I had the honour of being the first person to take a pee in the directors lounge loo.— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) November 13, 2018“I had a tour of the new Spurs stadium yesterday,” he tweeted. “It’s amazing the best in UK and Europe and possibly in the world. Most important thing is I had the honour of being the first person to take a pee in the directors lounge loo.”Sadly for fans, the ground is not yet open owing to construction delays and safety issues. The Premier League game against Liverpool on 15 September was scheduled to be the first, but the club have been forced to continue playing their home games at Wembley. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED REVEALED no dice It’s fair to say Lord Sugar was blown away by Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium.Spurs’ former chairman tweeted a pitch side video during a tour of the redeveloped White Hart Lane and called it ‘amazing’. 2 Most Popular Football News REVEALED ADVICE MONEY BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move There is no chance the club will play any matches in the new place before the end of the year, but it is thought to be close to being finished.A sound test was recently held to give selected guests a glimpse into what it will be like on matchdays and the iconic Golden Cockerel now sits on top of the impressive South Stand.However, a deal is in place to use Wembley for the rest of the season if Tottenham need to. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The impressive single tier South Stand, which has 17,500 seats with the goal line five metres from the stand Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining Want to see talkSPORT’s brilliant Breakfast duo Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist live on tour? Buy tickets for their London show here. REPLY last_img read more