first_imgPipes, bongs, scales and other “tobacco use only” products in local convenience stores may soon be put out of children’s reach, and sight.Vancouver and Clark County are considering a new law that would require the various accoutrements of getting high to be located in a portion of the store restricted to those 18 and up.“The unfortunate perception that could be left with the youth of the community is that the use and sale of these paraphernalia … condones use of the drugs themselves,” City Attorney Ted Gathe told Vancouver City Council in a workshop Monday afternoon.A survey by anti-drug group PREVENT! Coalition found that 16 percent of nonchain convenience stores in Clark County carry drug paraphernalia, often at the front counter.But while most agree that removing bongs from the eye-level of 8-year-olds is a good idea, Vancouver Police Chief Cliff Cook also warned the city council that enforcing any new laws will be a burden on his department, which already struggles to keep up its service levels.last_img read more

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsWhy Alaska’s US senators say ‘no’ to criminal justice reform billLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – AnchoragePresident Trump is congratulating the U.S. Senate for passing a criminal justice reform bill that shortens sentences for some federal inmates. But both Alaska senators voted against it.St. Paul Island fears losing air service in Ravn purchaseZoe Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk – UnalaskaSt. Paul Island could lose all air service starting Thursday and the city fears it will not return until Ravn Alaska’s airplanes are certified to fly over open water.Alaskans see extended health insurance enrollment period following November quakeKirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageRegular open enrollment closed December 15, but when FEMA issued an emergency declaration in response to the Nov. 30 quake, it triggered something called an exceptional circumstances special enrollment period — and extra 60-day window to apply for health insurance via the federal exchange.After big earthquake, aftershocks continue to rattle AlaskaAssociated PressNearly three weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook up Southcentral Alaska, the state continues to register frequent aftershocks.Alaska man charged in bogus threat against Lafayette CollegeAssociated PressFederal authorities say an Alaska man has been charged in a bogus online threat that disrupted exams and a graduation ceremony at an eastern Pennsylvania college earlier this year.Donlin Gold signs deal with AMHTA to protect Cook Inlet wetlands Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelDonlin Gold has signed an agreement with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to protect some of its wetlands in Cook Inlet.US future in Arctic hinges on expanding its icebreaker fleet, Coast Guard saysDavis Hovey, KNOM – NomeThere’s a heavy demand from scientists to use the Coast Guard’s icebreakers to do research in Arctic waters. But with only two icebreakers in its entire fleet, the Coast Guard’s capabilities are limited.Anchorage biz supplies military women with practical fashionZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageGaps in the clothes and accessories available to service-members led an Anchorage entrepreneur to try meeting a market demand that’s particularly acute for women in the military.Anchorage plastic bag ban postponed to MarchZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAnchorage’s pending ban on plastic bags is getting a slight delay.Fairbanks borough installs energy-efficient LED lights at recycling centerTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe Fairbanks North Star Borough replaced all the old fluorescent tubes at the Central Recycling Facility Monday with much more-efficient LED lighting. It’s one of several energy-efficiency efforts the borough has undertaken this year that will save taxpayers nearly a million dollars in the coming years.last_img read more

first_imgState Bank of India, the country’s biggest lender by assets, has reported a 62 percent fall in its net profit for the December quarter, as the bank had to make higher provisions to cover bad loans.The bank’s profit fell to Rs 1,115 crore in the third quarter ended December 31, 2015, compared to Rs 3,300 crore in the same quarter a year earlier.SBI’s profitability was dented by a 60 percent increase in provision for bad loans. It earmarked Rs 7,645 crore for non-performing loans in the quarter. The state-owned bank saw its bad loans touch Rs 72,792 crore in the third quarter of the current fiscal year.SBI’s gross non-performing assets (NPAs) increased to 5.1 percent of its gross advances from 4.15 percent reported in the July-September quarter.Following the announcement of the results, stock price of SBI nosedived about 4% to hit Rs 153 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), after touching an intra-day high of Rs 167.While most of the state-run banks reported a loss for the most recent quarter, SBI stood in profits.”SBI’s numbers look better than other banks because there is not much jump in NPAs…it seems, at an operating level, there is not too much damage at SBI,” NDTV quoted G Chokkalingam, Founder of Equinomics Research & Advisory, as saying.Public sector banks such as Allahabad Bank, Central Bank of India, Dena Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce have reported massive losses for Q3 due to a drastic increase in provisions for bad loans.Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s second largest state-owned bank, reported a 93 percent decline in its profit for the December quarter as the bank had to allocate additional funds for bad loans.The bank’s provisions for bad loans more than doubled to Rs.3,375 crore in the quarter from Rs.1,467 crore in the year-ago quarter. It also saw fresh slippages climb to Rs.13,842 crore from Rs.5,193 crore, as bulk loans to companies in sectors like steel, infra and power turned into NPAs.last_img read more

first_img Share The Texas unemployment rate has improved for the sixth straight month with an October jobless figure of 3.9 percent.The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported that compares to a September unemployment rate of 4 percent. The nationwide jobless rate in October was 4.1 percent, the lowest level in nearly 17 years.A TWC statement says Amarillo and Midland had the lowest unemployment rates in Texas last month at 2.4 percent. The Beaumont-Port Arthur area had the state’s highest jobless rate in October at 6. 3 percent.Recovery continues after Hurricane Harvey slammed Texas on Aug. 25, leading to storms and heavy rain that swamped parts of the Houston, Beaumont and Port Arthur areas.Commission officials say the Texas economy added 71,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in October.last_img read more

first_img Share Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CoachellaKendrick Lamar performing at Coachella on April 23, 2017.Hailed as music’s biggest night, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards will return to New York City, taking place at Madison Square Garden Jan. 28.Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s crossover smash “Despacito” was well-received by the Academy; after taking home four awards at the 18th Annual Latin Grammys held earlier this month, the track has been nominated in three categories — record of the year, song of the year and best pop performance by a duo/group. If the song wins either record of the year or song of the year, it will mark the first time a Spanish-language track has won in those general categories.Electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso earns their first nomination in the category of best dance/electronic album for What Now, while Kesha’s tale of redemption and return to the spotlight earned her two nominations.After winning the lifetime achievement award in 2014, German electronic band Kraftwerk is recognized again this year in the category of best surround sound album for 3-D The Catalogue.Proving that hip-hop is the dominant sound of pop, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar once again secured top nominations, pulling in seven — counting his co-directing credit as The Little Homies (the pair of Lamar and Dave Free) for the “Humble.” video and co-writing credit on that same single — for his album DAMN. and songs from it. Lamar was two behind one of his worthiest rap rivals, Jay-Z, whose 4:44 earned the most nominations this year, with eight.Drake, notably, did not submit his More Life project for consideration, which explains why his name is absent from this year’s ballot despite being one of rap’s largest current stars.Though her 2017 album Reputation missed the cut-off date for consideration, Taylor Swift did earn two nominations as a songwriter, for best country song on Little Big Town’s “Better Man” and for best song written for visual media behind “I Don’t Want to Live Forever” from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack.Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesP. Diddy and son Justin at the Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in 2003, the last time the event was held in New York.Childish Gambino and Bruno Mars, who both dropped their albums in late 2016, were not forgotten in the milieu of 2017 releases. Mars earned seven nods while Gambino scored five, most notably being categorized in the R&B category instead of the rap field, where he first started musically.The Academy announced that the ceremony would return to the East Coast for the first time since 2003 back in May with an elaborate tribute video to the city directed by Spike Lee. That year, Norah Jones swept the awards by winning album of the year, song of the year, record of the year and best new artist. While there’s no chance of a four-way sweep at the upcoming ceremony, the playing field gives a nod to some surprising cross-genre contenders.Check out the full list of major-category nominees below:Record Of The Year“Redbone,” Childish Gambino“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber“The Story of O.J.,” Jay-Z“Humble.,” Kendrick Lamar“24K Magic,” Bruno MarsAlbum Of The YearAwaken, My Love, Childish Gambino4:44, Jay-ZDAMN., Kendrick LamarMelodrama, Lorde24K Magic, Bruno MarsSong Of The Year“Despacito,” Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (performed by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber)“4:44,” Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (performed by Jay-Z)“Issues,” Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (performed by Julia Michaels)“1-800-273-8255,” Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (performed by Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)“That’s What I Like,” Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (performed by Bruno Mars), from 24K MagicBest New ArtistAlessia CaraLil Uzi VertKhalidJulia MichaelsSZABest Pop Solo Performance“Love So Soft,” Kelly Clarkson“Praying,” Kesha, from Rainbow“Million Reasons,” Lady Gaga, from Joanne“What About Us,” P!nk“Shape Of You,” Ed Sheeran, from ÷ (Divide)Best Pop Duo/Group Performance“Something Just Like This,” The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, from Memories…Do Not Open“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber“Thunder,” Imagine Dragons, from Evolve“Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man, from Woodstock“Stay,” Zedd & Alessia CaraBest Traditional Pop Vocal AlbumNobody But Me (Deluxe Version), Michael BubléTriplicate, Bob DylanIn Full Swing, Seth MacFarlaneWonderland, Sarah McLachlanTony Bennett Celebrates 90, (Various Artists), Dae Bennett, ProducerBest Pop Vocal AlbumKaleidoscope EP, ColdplayLust For Life, Lana Del ReyEvolve, Imagine DragonsRainbow, KeshaJoanne, Lady Gaga÷ (Divide), Ed SheeranBest Latin Pop AlbumLo Único Constante, Alex CubaMis Planes Son Amarte, JuanesAmar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De México, 2017, La Santa CeciliaMusas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Natalia LafourcadeEl Dorado, ShakiraBest Country Song “Better Man,” Taylor Swift, songwriter (performed by Little Big Town), from The Breaker“Body Like A Back Road,” Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (performed by Sam Hunt)“Broken Halos,” Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (performed by Chris Stapleton), from From A Room: Volume 1“Drinkin’ Problem,” Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (performed by Midland)“Tin Man,” Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (performed by Miranda Lambert), from The Weight Of These WingsBest Country AlbumCosmic Hallelujah, Kenny ChesneyHeart Break, Lady AntebellumThe Breaker, Little Big TownLife Changes, Thomas RhettFrom A Room: Volume 1, Chris StapletonBest Americana AlbumSouthern Blood, Gregg AllmanShine On Rainy Day, Brent CobbBeast Epic, Iron & WineThe Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell And The 400 UnitBrand New Day, The MavericksBest Dance Recording“Bambro Koyo Ganda,” Bonobo featuring Innov Gnawa, Bonobo, producer; Bonobo, mixer, from Migration“Cola, Camelphat & Elderbrook,” Mike Di Scala, Elderbrook & David Whelan, producers; Mike Di Scala, Elderbrook & David Whelan, mixers“Andromeda,” Gorillaz Featuring DRAM, Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, Remi Kabaka & Anthony Khan, producers; Stephen Sedgwick, mixer, from Humanz“Tonite,” LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy, producer; James Murphy, mixer, from American Dream“Line Of Sight,” Odesza featuring WYNNE & Mansionair, Clayton Knight & Harrison Mills, producers; Eric J Dubowsky, mixer, from A Moment ApartBest Dance/Electronic AlbumMigration, Bonobo3-D The Catalogue, KraftwerkMura Masa, Mura MasaA Moment Apart, OdeszaWhat Now, Sylvan EssoBest Remixed Recording“Can’t Let You Go (Louie Vega Roots Mix),” Louie Vega, remixer (performed by Loleatta Holloway)“Funk O’ De Funk (SMLE Remix),” SMLE, remixers (performed by Bobby Rush)“Undercover (Adventure Club Remix),” Leighton James & Christian Srigley, remixers (performed by Kehlani)“A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix),” Four Tet, remixer (performed by The xx)“You Move (Latroit Remix),” Dennis White, remixer (performed by Depeche Mode)Producer Of The Year, Non-ClassicalCalvin HarrisGreg KurstinBlake MillsNo I.D.The StereotypesBest Jazz Instrumental AlbumUptown, Downtown, Bill Charlap TrioRebirth, Billy ChildsProject Freedom, Joey DeFrancesco & The PeopleOpen Book, Fred HerschThe Dreamer Is The Dream, Chris PotterBest American Roots Performance“Killer Diller Blues,” Alabama Shakes (Alabama Shakes), from The American Epic Sessions (Deluxe)“Let My Mother Live,” Blind Boys Of Alabama (Blind Boys Of Alabama), from Almost Home“Arkansas Farmboy,” Glen Campbell (Glen Campbell), from Adiós“Steer Your Way,” Leonard Cohen (Leonard Cohen), from You Want It Darker“I Never Cared For You,” Alison Krauss (Alison Krauss), from Windy CityBest Bluegrass AlbumFiddler’s Dream, Michael ClevelandLaws Of Gravity, The Infamous StringdustersOriginal, Bobby OsborneUniversal Favorite, Noam PikelnyAll The Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live], Rhonda Vincent And The RageBest Folk AlbumMental Illness, Aimee MannSemper Femina, Laura MarlingThe Queen Of Hearts, Offa RexYou Don’t Own Me Anymore, The Secret SistersThe Laughing Apple, Yusuf / Cat StevensBest New Age AlbumReflection, Brian EnoSongVersation: Medicine, India.ArieDancing On Water, Peter KaterSacred Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volume 5, KitaroSpiral Revelation, Steve RoachBest World Music AlbumMemoria De Los Sentidos, Vicente AmigoPara Mi, BuikaRosa Dos Ventos, Anat Cohen & Trio BrasileiroShaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Ladysmith Black MambazoElwan, TinariwenBest Instrumental Composition“Alkaline,” Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet), from Imaginist“Choros #3,” Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne), from Homecoming“Home Free (For Peter Joe),” Nate Smith, composer (Nate Smith), from Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere“Three Revolutions,” Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés), from Familia: Tribute To Bebo & Chico“Warped Cowboy,” Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge), from Whispers On The WindBest Historical AlbumBobo Yeye: Belle Epoque In Upper Volta, Jon Kirby, Florent Mazzoleni, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice, mastering engineers (Various Artists)The Goldberg Variations – The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955, Robert Russ, compilation producer; Matthias Erb, Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Glenn Gould)Leonard Bernstein – The Composer, Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Leonard Bernstein)Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa, Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams, Michael Corcoran, April G. Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Washington Phillips)Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual MediaBaby Driver, (Various Artists)Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2, (Various Artists)Hidden Figures: The Album, (Various Artists)La La Land, (Various Artists)Moana: The Songs, (Various Artists)Best Score Soundtrack For Visual MediaArrival, Jóhann Jóhannsson, composerDunkirk, Hans Zimmer, composerGame Of Thrones: Season 7, Ramin Djawadi, composerHidden Figures, Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer, composersLa La Land , Justin Hurwitz, composerBest Song Written For Visual Media“City Of Stars,” Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (performed by Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), from La La Land“How Far I’ll Go,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (performed by Auli’i Cravalho), from Moana: The Songs“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker),” Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (performed by ZAYN & Taylor Swift), from Fifty Shades Darker“Never Give Up,” Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (performed by Sia), from Lion“Stand Up For Something,” Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (performed by Andra Day Featuring Common), from MarshallCopyright 2017 NPR. 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first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comThe wasteland of fresh food shopping options has pushed some residents east of the Anacostia River to take measures into their hands. Those who live in D.C.’s Ward 7 and Ward 8 communities have been complaining for years about the access to adequate grocery stores, so many are now empowering themselves to end the food desert dilemma.Food deserts are described by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as  “an area where people have limited access to healthy and affordable food.”   As recently as 2016, there were only 49 supermarkets in D.C. and the average number per ward was six. Currently, Ward 7 and Ward 8  have just three combined full-service grocery stores serving 148,000 residents.Residents in Wards 7 and 8 are finding solutions to end the food desert problem in their area. (Courtesy Photo)According to a report posted by the Greater Greater Washington website D.C.’s food deserts have led to many “social entrepreneurs” who are increasing food access despite limited resources.Farmers markets, which sell produce grown by local urban farms, are now accessible to the citizens who live in Wards 7 and Ward 8. Many of  these markets which are making a difference in the east of the river communities through what is known as the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  The CSA program offers residents an opportunity to pre-order an entire season’s worth of produce and pick it up each week during the growing season.Six community groups run urban farmer’s markets benefiting  Congress Heights and other Ward 8 residents. They accept federally subsidized programs such as SNAP/EBT Food Stamps, WIC, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers.  Several other programs extend those benefits through partnerships with community initiatives.Markets run by Arcadia Foods’ Mobile Markets and Community Foodworks work in conjunction with FRESHFARM and offer a “DC Fresh Match” program that was formerly known as “Bonus Bucks.”  The program doubles the purchasing value of the federal benefits. For example customers using their EBT for $5 get $10 worth of produce. More than 300 residents benefit from the program at Community Foodworks’ Minnesota Avenue market location alone.Local farmers face hurdles to meet the supply and demand challenges in satisfying customers though.  They must navigate through outdated District laws that make it difficult for them to open food based businesses or use public space to grow fresh produce. In 2013, D.C. passed the “Cottage Food Law” which allows people to prepare food in their homes to sell at farmers markets and public events.  However, many experts and analysts feel the law is too restrictive and more outdated than for any other “state”.However, local owners and the passion for community entrepreneurship continues to drive urban farmers who are partnering with local groups to make their freshly grown produce available to a larger consumer market. Community Foodworks has been expanding its food distribution model through its “Pop Up Food Hub” program. It boosts demand and increases the profit margins for local farmers and vendors by connecting them with institutions like early childhood centers, senior residences, health clinics, and the YMCA, who are looking for high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables to keep them in business.last_img read more

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. UP NEXT:SCFC training at BET365SCFC training at BET365UP NEXT: Click for Sound The video will start in 1Cancel Play now Video Loading Video Unavailable Watch Next Click to playTap to play We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comTwo accidents on the M6 in Cheshire Have resulted in long delays in both directions this afternoon. One accident has taken place near junction 18 (Middlewich/Holmes Chapel) on the southbound carriageway. Inrix, a traffic data company, reports lane one of three was closed as a result of the accident, which involved a lorry and a car. The crash is believed to have taken place at around 2.50pm this afternoon – with the carriageway reopening at 3.50pm. Traffic England reports vehicles are queuing in the area as a result of the accident, while Highways England say there are currently ongoing delays. A Highways England spokesman said: “All lanes are now open on the M6 southbound at J18 following the earlier collision. “Delays of around half an hour remain but should start to ease now.” Read MoreWatch the moment a lorry nearly causes an accident on the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent There is also an accident on the northbound carriageway between J18 and J19 (Knutsford) which is reported to involve two cars. Lane was closed northbound as a result and delays are building, with Traffic England currently reporting delays of more than 30 minutes, although all lanes have now reopened. A Highways England spokesman said: “All lanes are now open on the M6 northbound between J18 and J19. Delays are starting to ease and should be back to normal shortly.” We will bring you updates as we get them on the dedicated live feed below. For further traffic and travel information from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, as well as other news and updates from across the region, visit today’s general live news feed here. Read MoreMotorist with ‘appalling’ driving record has been locked up Watch again Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.16:18All lanes now openA Highways England spokesman said: “All lanes are now open on the M6 northbound between J18 and J19. Delays are starting to ease and should be back to normal shortly.”16:06Accident on Northbound carriageway involves two carsThe accident on the northbound carriageway involves two cars.16:04Delays continue on M6 SouthboundA Highways England spokesman said:All lanes are now open on the M6 southbound at J18 following the earlier collision. Delays of around half an hour remain but should start to ease now .”15:58Lane reopens on M6 SouthboundQueueing traffic due to earlier accident, a heavy goods vehicle and a car involved on M6 Southbound at J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 45 minutes.Lane one (of three) was closed. Re-opened around 15:50.15:37Delays of around an hour on M6 SouthboundA Highways England spokesman said there are currently delays of around an hour on the M6 Southbound.A spokesman said:1 Lane is closed on the #M6 southbound at J18 following a collision. Expect delays of around about an hour if you’re heading that way “15:36M6 Southbound accidentThe accident on the southbound carriageway has taken place near junction 18, according to traffic data company INRIX.Traffic England report delays of more than an hour as a result of the accident.The accident on the southbound carriageway has taken place near junction 18 (Image: Inrix)15:31M6 Northbound accidentOne lane is shut northbound due to an accident between junction 18 and junction 19.Highways England say delays are building, with Traffic England reporting delays of around 30 minutes.A Highways England spokesman said: “Long delays on the M6 northbound between J18 and J19 following a collision which has closed 1 Lane.”The affected stretch of the M6 northbound (Image: Highways England)last_img read more

first_img TORONTO — WestJet says it is working on contingency plans to minimize any impact to its passengers in the event of a pilots strike and says that WestJet will offer passengers a full refund if travel plans are disrupted.The latest statement from Lyell Farquharson, Vice President Sales & Distribution, WestJet Airlines also notes that if the ALPA’s Master Executive Council (MEC), the union representing WestJet’s pilots, decides to call for a strike, they are required to provide WestJet with a 72-hour notice of the strike. “Strike mandates are a relatively common collective bargaining tactic. It does not mean that a strike will take place,” says Farquharson, adding that the strike authorization does not include WestJet Encore.As reported earlier, to support the progress being made at the bargaining table the ALPA has committed to WestJet that no industrial action will take place over the Victoria Day long weekend. “This will allow the bargaining teams to meet every day next week, working towards reaching a mutually-supported agreement,” says Farquharson.He adds: “I recognize and appreciate the frustration this uncertainty brings. We are working diligently towards a negotiated settlement.”WestJet’s pilots union may be armed with a strike mandate but both the union and the airline are still negotiating in good faith and the ALPA says it’s committed to staying at the bargaining table for as long as it takes to get a first collective agreement.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesThe latest statement from WestJet echoes the union’s determination to hammer out a deal. “We remain at the negotiation table to drive a sustainable agreement, in the best interest of our pilots, 13,000 WestJetters and the 70,000 guests who fly with us daily,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO.Sims added: “We acknowledge the outcome of this vote and recognize the mandate WestJet pilots have given ALPA.”As reported yesterday WestJet pilots voted overwhelmingly to give their union a strike mandate, and could walk off the job starting May 19.The Air Line Pilots Association says members voted 91% in favour of strike action. About 95% of WestJet’s 1,500 pilots and WestJet Encore’s 500 pilots voted.The result was announced with eight days remaining in the 21-day cooling-off period after which the union can launch a strike or the airline can lock out employees.Although the pilots will be in a legal position to start job action on May 19, the union says it has committed to not strike over the Victoria Day long weekend as bargaining continues.“We are certain our guests will appreciate that this update confirms their travel will be unaffected over the Victoria Day long weekend,” said Sims.WestJet and its pilots have been in contract negotiations since September. A major issue for the union is the company’s hiring of outside pilots for its new ULCC Swoop, set to launch in June.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”On April 27 Farquharson has released a letter to the airline’s partners to ease concerns. “Our President and CEO, Ed Sims, is committed to negotiating a successful agreement with ALPA and I can assure you that our flight operations continue uninterrupted.“We remain focused on working with ALPA and continuing the momentum we have achieved through the bargaining process, which is scheduled to continue in April, May and June. We are confident we will reach a successful conclusion.”Soon after the strike vote results were announced Air Canada sent out a statement saying it was adding capacity on key transcontinental routes by up-gauging aircraft on certain flights from Toronto to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, from Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton, and from Calgary to Montreal.Meanwhile WestJet’s negotiations with the ALPA continue in Halifax.“We’re making progress on some of the smaller issues that we hoped to clear up quite some time ago but I believe we’ll be addressing a lot of the major issues in the coming week,” said Capt. Rob McFadyen, chairman of the WestJet association’s master executive council.With files from The Canadian Press Clock is ticking as WestJet, ALPA head back to the bargaining table Tags: WestJet Share Friday, May 11, 2018 center_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more

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