TORONTO – Two Hamilton paramedics accused of failing to respond properly to a dying teenager’s pleas for help have been fired, their union said on Wednesday.In a statement, the president of their local said the city had informed Chris Marchant and Steve Snively of their firing effective immediately — a week after they were charged with failure to provide the necessaries of life.“This harsh and unjust action will be grieved by the union in an effort right this wrong,” said Mario Posteraro, head of OPSEU Local 256.“This latest action sends a disappointing and unfortunate message to the City of Hamilton’s paramedics and all paramedics provincially that bad patient outcomes may not only result in criminal charges, but now, termination of employment as well.”Marchant, 29, and Snively, 53, were released after their arrests and are set to appear in court in September.The case arose after Yosif Al-Hasnawi, 19, was shot while trying to help an older man, who was accosted outside his mosque by two other men in December 2017. Police described Al-Hasnawi as a brave young man who had been trying to do the right thing.Witnesses alleged the responding paramedics accused Al-Hasnawi of exaggerating the extent of his injuries and took too long to treat him and take him to hospital.Hamilton police charged one man with second-degree murder and another with accessory after the fact shortly after the incident. Niagara regional police were then called in to investigate the way paramedics handled the case.Acting Hamilton Paramedics Chief Russell Crocker said in a statement Wednesday that the service had completed its own investigation into the response to the Al-Hasnawi call. However, it refused further comment.“As the matter is now before the courts and potentially involves both human-resource and labour-relations issues, we will not be providing details on the status of employment of the affected paramedics or the details of the internal investigation,” Croker said. “(Hamilton Paramedic Services) remains committed to maintaining the integrity of the process and the health and safety of its residents.”Posteraro, who previously called the criminal charges “precedent setting” and “game changers for our paramedic profession,” said he was confident the men would eventually be vindicated.“The employer had a number options it could have exercised while the criminal charges were being dealt with through the courts,” Posteraro said. “Instead, they decided to throw two of their paramedics under the bus by terminating their employment less than one week after (police) laid criminal charges.”Posteraro said the employer’s investigation — which he said included multiple interviews with the two paramedics — was focused on finding fault, not facts.Al-Hasnawi’s father and two brothers filed a still unproven civil lawsuit in January against Hamilton’s paramedics, alleging they failed to treat their relative properly and that his death had caused the family extreme emotional and mental distress. Among others, the suit also named Hamilton police and the two men charged with shooting him.
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New Gun Crimes unit under construction, says TCI Police Commissioner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 8, 2017 – Providenciales – A moving protest through Providenciales as Pastors and Believers in Christ paraded in an anti crime march on Sunday. From the down town area to the First Caribbean round about, there was a stand by the church to see the scourge of crime reduced, to see the violence and armed offenses abated. We spoke to organizing pastors. “The march is to really bring an awareness to the community at large on what is going on, and stemming from this march, we’re going to have some town hall meetings where we go in different communities and help to assist them in being watchmen for their neighbors, and also putting together some neighbor watches so that they can keep an eye on the community and get some of these crimes nipped in the butt, because it is getting worse, it is escalating and it’s time for it to stop.”#MagneticMediaNews#Pastorsmarchagainstcrime#seesomethingsaysomething Recommended for you Editorial: Stop Likin’ Man! Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Pastorsmarchagainstcrime, #SeeSomethingSaySomething Car-jacking, armed robberies, TCI Police hands full with new gun crimes read more
KUSI Newsroom San Diego City Council’s rules committee approves March 2020 ballot measures SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council’s Rules Committee voted Wednesday to send roughly a half-dozen proposed March and November 2020 ballot measures to a second committee review session.The committee considered 16 proposed initiatives during the meeting. Approved proposals will be drafted by the city attorney’s office and then brought back to the Rules Committee, save for one, and then sent to the full council for final approval to place them on the ballot.The committee voted 3-2 in favor of one of the highest-profile proposals, a $900 million bond proposed by the San Diego Housing Federation to build affordable housing for military veterans, homeless families, seniors and disabled people.The housing federation initially planned to put the bond on the 2018 ballot but elected that June to push it 2020. The proposed bond initiative as approved by the committee would be placed on the November ballot.“The only way we can effectively address homelessness is to build more supportive housing,” said City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, who voted in favor of the initiative. “This is housing the private sector can’t build, doesn’t make economic sense for them. This is housing the public has to build.”Councilman Mark Kersey opposed putting the proposal on the ballot because of his prior support of a hotel tax increase to fund a convention center expansion, homeless services and infrastructure improvements and argued it would be bad politics to hold public votes on both in the same calendar year. The council voted 5-4 in April to place the hotel tax hike initiative on the March 2020 ballot. August 1, 2019 Posted: August 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 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 SettingsThe committee unanimously approved a proposal from City Attorney Mara Elliott to allow the city’s Community Review Board on Police Practices to retain its own independent legal counsel. Currently, the city attorney’s office is the board’s chief legal counsel. The committee chose to send the proposal to the council’s Public Safety and Land Use Committee instead of bringing it back to the Rules Committee for a second review.The committee also unanimously approved two changes to the way in which San Diego Unified School District board members are elected and how they can be removed.Currently, board members participate in a by-district election during the primary. But in the general election, voters from across the SDUSD choose between the top two finishers in each district.The ballot measure would change the general election to a by-district system to mirror the primary election system. The committee supported putting the proposal on the November 2020 ballot.“This is not a partisan issue, this is just an equity issue,” said Councilman Chris Cate, noting support from Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego. “This is how we treat elected officials in this region: no better or worse than each other.”The second change would allow the council to remove district board members if they are convicted of a felony or serious crime, if they are determined to be physically or mentally incapacitated, or if they are found to be in dereliction of official duties.Currently, the council can only take such an action for the mayor, council members and the city attorney under the city charter. The proposal is expected to be placed on the March 2020 ballot.The proposal is something of a response to the scandal surrounding district board member Kevin Beiser. In March, four men accused Beiser of sexual misconduct and abuse.Although Beiser has maintained his innocence, he has not returned to his job as a teacher at Castle Park Middle School and remains in his position due to the board’s inability to vote for his removal. The board could only vote in favor of a resolution calling for his resignation, which it did in April.The committee also approved a proposal from Councilman Scott Sherman to move the responsibility for the city auditor appointment process from the mayor’s office to the council’s Audit Committee. Currently, the mayor appoints a city auditor candidate to serve a 10-year term.Under the proposed initiative, the Audit Committee would recruit and choose three candidates for the city auditor position. The council would then choose one of the three candidates to serve as the city auditor.“I am thankful to my colleagues on the Rules Committee for supporting this common sense solution to a flawed process,” Sherman said in a statement. “I look forward to working with all stakeholders to draft an acceptable charter amendment for the March ballot.”Proposals that are approved in committee a second time are scheduled to go before the full council in October and November. The city attorney’s office must file approved ballot measures with the county Registrar of Voters by Dec. 6 to be placed on the March 3, 2020, ballot. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2020 FacebookTwitter read more
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Kolkata: The Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) has recommended that 100 per cent of foodgrain produced should be packaged in jute for the current year, allowing a dilution of up to 10 percent at a time and 30 percent in the year, if jute mills fail to supply the bags within the permissible 30 days, an official said on Saturday.In its 26th meeting, the committee, which recommends jute packaging norms to the government, also suggested 20 per cent of sugar productions should be reserved for packing in jute bags. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsConsidering that jute is a biodegradable and eco-friendly fibre, the jute industry requires “sustenance till it diversifies and captures the domestic and global market on its own steam,” the committee noted.”In the recent SAC meeting, it recommended that 100 percent of the foodgrains produced should be reserved for packing in jute. On receiving the entire requirement from procurement agencies for packaging of foodgrains in jute bags, if jute mills fail to supply bags within the permissible 30 days, the Department of Food and Public Distribution may allow dilution of packaging material up to 10 percent at a time and up to 30 percent in the whole year with the approval of Ministry of Textiles, the official said referring minutes of the meeting. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe SAC also recommended if the procurement agencies do not place indents as per the supply plan prepared by the Department of Food Public Distribution and if bunching of demand (indents) takes place, the procuring agency will not be entitled for dilution.”The jute mills will get reasonable additional time for the supply of additional jute bags. However, if the mill fails to supply the bags in the extended period the provision of dilution will apply,” the official said.Nearly 3.7 lakhs workers and 40 lakhs farmers are dependent on the jute sector for their livelihood and based on the last four years’ trends, as well as the targeted requirement to pack the quantity of food grains to be procured under the Food Procurement Programme the demand is likely to be in the range of 28-30 lakhs bales during 2018-19, the official said. read more
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 3, 2018 Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global The people who build hardware and software need technical expertise, but that alone doesn’t make a company successful. To sell those products and services and grow a business, it takes a team of people with marketing, creative, financial and people skills.For anyone who’s looking for a lucrative career at a tech company but would rather spend their weeknights watching Silicon Valley than learning to code, there are plenty of job openings out there. Career site Comparably has compiled a list of 10 non-techie roles that tech companies are looking to fill, as well as the average pay (including bonuses) and prospects by metropolitan area.Related: 6 Entry-Level Tech Jobs That Pay More Than $90,000 a YearBased on anonymous salary records of more than 14,000 Comparably users, here’s the scoop on the 10 most popular tech jobs that don’t require an extensive tech background.1. Sales representativeU.S. average annual pay: $109,928Base salary: $70,030Locations with the highest pay: Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Boston; New York; Seattle; Houston 2. Marketing managerU.S. average annual pay: $86,895Base salary: $81,095Locations with the highest pay: San Francisco; Houston; Seattle; Portland; Austin 3. Business analystU.S. average annual pay: $83,604Base salary: $78,393Locations with the highest pay: San Francisco; Seattle; New York; Los Angeles 4. Creative directorU.S. average annual pay: $139,821Base salary: $130,515Locations with the highest pay: San Francisco; Seattle; Boston; New York; Portland 5. Customer service managerU.S. average annual pay: $70,586Base salary: $65,400Locations with the highest pay: San Francisco; Dallas, Texas; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; New YorkRelated: 50 Work-From-Home Jobs Paying as Much or a Lot More Than the Average American Salary6. Account representativeU.S. average annual pay: $89,112Base salary: $71,233Locations with the highest pay: Portland; San Francisco; Seattle; New York 7. RecruiterU.S. average annual pay: $94,818Base salary: $85,599Locations with the highest pay: San Francisco; New York; Seattle; Boston 8. AccountantU.S. average annual pay: $63,285Base salary: $60,249Locations with the highest pay: San Francisco; New York; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Boston 9. HR managerU.S. average annual pay: $99,508Base salary: $91,852Locations with the highest pay: Houston; Seattle; San Francisco; Chicago; New York; Boston 10. CopywriterU.S. average annual pay: $67,697Base salary: $65,976Locations with the highest pay: San Franciso; New York; Dallas, Texas; Phoenix; Houston; AtlantaRelated video: How to Start a Tech Company If You Don’t Know That Much About Tech read more