Le gouvernement annonce des emplois dété pour les étudiants

first_imgLe gouvernement a annoncé, aujourd’hui 4 mars, qu’il embauchera plus de 150 étudiants à l’échelle de la province pendant le printemps et l’été. Plus de 80 postes seront affichés en ligne aujourd’hui. D’autres étudiants seront embauchés pour des stages et des placements dans le cadre de programmes d’enseignement coopératif directement en collaboration avec les établissements d’enseignement, et d’autres seront de retour dans des emplois d’été pour lesquels ils ont déjà postulé avec succès. « Nous souhaitons que les jeunes Néo-Écossais soient au courant des possibilités intéressantes d’emploi ici, chez eux, souligne Labi Kousoulis, ministre de la Commission de la fonction publique de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Ces emplois aideront les jeunes à acquérir de l’expérience de travail et à économiser pour leurs études. Ces emplois sont aussi avantageux pour nous en raison de la créativité, des nouvelles idées et de l’enthousiasme que les jeunes apportent au travail. » Les 80 postes à pourvoir sont répartis à l’échelle de la province, et incluent une vaste gamme d’emplois, par exemple des conseillers de camp, des travailleurs en ressources forestières ou des techniciens d’entretien d’aéronef. Tous les emplois sont réservés aux étudiants. On encourage les étudiants des universités et des collèges et les élèves du deuxième cycle du secondaire à présenter une demande. Il s’agit d’une autre étape pour assurer l’embauche d’un plus grand nombre de jeunes travailleurs dans la fonction publique de la Nouvelle-Écosse. En novembre, plus de 70 postes de la fonction publique ont été annoncés, exigeant aucune expérience ou une expérience minimale. Au cours des cinq prochaines années, cinq pour cent des nouveaux employés du gouvernement provincial seront des jeunes travailleurs. Tout cela fait partie de l’initiative « Make it Here » qui établit des liens entre les jeunes travailleurs et les programmes du gouvernement en matière d’éducation, de formation et d’entrée sur le marché du travail. L’initiative offre également aux employeurs du soutien pour l’embauche ou la formation de jeunes travailleurs ou de travailleurs avec peu d’expérience. « Nous voulons voir un plus grand nombre de jeunes s’installer et travailler en Nouvelle-Écosse, affirme Kelly Regan, ministre responsable de la Jeunesse. Nous avons des programmes qui aident des centaines de jeunes à accéder à de bons emplois ici, chez eux. Nous donnons l’exemple et nous encourageons les employeurs à embaucher de jeunes diplômés, d’assurer le mentorat des apprentis et d’offrir aux étudiants davantage de possibilités d’apprentissage en cours d’emploi. » L’une des personnes invitées à l’annonce aujourd’hui était Jennifer West, préposée au service de la paie au ministère des Services internes. Elle a débuté sa carrière au sein de la fonction publique à titre d’étudiante en 2012. « Le fait de travailler au sein du gouvernement pendant mes études m’a permis d’acquérir de l’expérience pratique, affirme Mme West. J’ai été en mesure de mettre en application ce que j’ai appris en classe, directement dans mon environnement de travail. Cette expérience m’a aidée à obtenir un poste à temps plein au sein de la fonction publique quelques années plus tard, et elle m’aide toujours aujourd’hui. » Pour voir les postes annoncés aujourd’hui ainsi que les autres possibilités d’emploi dans la fonction publique, consultez le http://makeithere.novascotia.ca (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

Liberal promise to set strict rules for unpaid interns pushed to 2019

first_imgOTTAWA – Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won’t make good on their vow to crack down on unpaid internships until next year — almost four years after the issue first landed on the federal government’s agenda.In the 2017 budget, the Liberals promised to eliminate unpaid internships in federally regulated workplaces — the only exception being student placements required as part of a school course. Interns would be treated like regular employees, with the same work hours and under the same safety regulations.Officials now say it will be fall of 2019 — right when the next federal election is expected — when they unveil the final set of regulations, at which time those groups pushing for an end to unpaid internships will find out when the rules come into force.Cabinet will have the final say on when the rules come into effect.“Once the legislation was amended, most people assumed you couldn’t do this anymore,” said Hassan Yussuff, president of the Canadian Labour Congress.“I don’t know why they haven’t put forth the regulations on this because they were very clear. Immediately after they got elected, they acted on it.”Since coming to office, the Liberals have touted spending aimed at creating more jobs for young people — notably doubling funding for the Canada Summer Jobs program, and putting money into creating internships and apprenticeships — hoping to meet campaign promises that won over many young voters.NDP jobs critic Niki Ashton accused the Liberals of being “all talk and no action” on an issue of vital importance to young Canadians.“There’s no excuse for not making a change sooner.”The previous Conservative government promised changes to labour laws to protect unpaid interns as part of their 2015 budget, but the rules were never implemented.The Liberals revived the proposal in December 2015, weeks after taking office, and faced opposition to its plan to allow unpaid work for up to four months full-time or up to a year part-time. The Canadian Intern Association dropped out of consultations, students mounted protests and labour groups demanded the whole process be restarted.When Patty Hajdu became labour minister in early 2017, her mandate letter called for updating labour standards “to address emerging issues such as unpaid internships.”The government’s second budget bill last year deleted part of the Canada Labour Code that provided an allowance for unpaid internships in certain cases, but left an existing exception for educational placements intact.In a statement, Hajdu said the government was committed to consulting Canadians on the changes before they are implemented.“Young Canadians need meaningful work experience to start strong in their careers, but unpaid internships can be unfair and exploitative,” she said.“We will eliminate unpaid internships in federally regulated sectors where they are not part of a formal educational program during this mandate.”A new round of consultations is set to launch next month and run into the fall to coincide with talks about new unpaid leaves for family reasons, traditional Indigenous practices, and victims of family violence.“While we’re encouraged that the federal government is finally moving forward on addressing unpaid internships within federally regulated employers, we’re also concerned that the timelines are excessive and push any concrete action into 2019 or 2020,” said Andrew Langille, counsel for the Canadian Intern Association.“The commitment to tackle unpaid internships was made during the 2015 election and one would think four years would be enough time to tackle a straightforward regulatory change.”Ashton said some schools are avoiding unpaid internships for students. Even so, she said, some young people believe unpaid work is the only way they can get job experience and a foothold in the labour market.Last week’s latest jobs figures from Statistics Canada showed an 11.7 per cent unemployment rate for workers age 15 to 24 — almost twice the national average of six per cent and up from May’s rate of 11.1 per cent.— Follow @jpress on Twitterlast_img read more

Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave

NEW YORK — Venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian says he can’t imagine how he and Serena Williams would have coped with a new baby if he had not been able to take leave from his job.Now the Reddit co-founder is rallying all men to join the battle cry for paid parental leave in the U.S., the only industrialized country that does not mandate it at the federal level.When daughter Olympia was born in 2017, Ohanian was very public about taking the full 16 weeks of paid leave available to him at Initialized Capital, the venture capital firm he co-founded.This week, he was in New York to launch Dove Men+Care initiative to champion paternity leave, including a $1 million fund for U.S. fathers with no access to paid leave.Alexandra Olson, The Associated Press read more

Urban chickens approved in Norfolk

Town, hamlet and neighbourhood exemptions were rejected this week as Norfolk council approved rules and regulations for keeping chickens in urban areas of the county.“The problem is you start it for one and it becomes a regular issue,” Mayor Kristal Chopp said during a public meeting Tuesday under the Planning Act.Charlotteville Coun. Chris Van Paassen agreed.“When you open the door, you have to let everyone in,” Van Paassen said. “I don’t see how we can do that without having to review the entire situation.”Chopp and Van Paassen were responding to an exemption request from the Villages of Long Point Bay Residents Association in Port Rowan.Council also received a 55-signature petition from the Pine Ridge Estate neighbourhood in Port Dover opposing hens in the urban zone.Port Rowan Coun. Tom Masschaele said the Villages of Long Point subdivision and its unique features make it especially unsuited to backyard chickens. Homes are small and close together while fences are forbidden.“There’s greater potential for conflict with the neighbours not having fencing to protect them,” Masschaele said.“Sometimes you have the bad luck of being stuck beside the bad chicken owner. I hope that is dealt with with strict, rigid bylaw enforcement.”Norfolk’s journey to urban poultry began nearly three years ago when Simcoe youth Andrew Moore, 15, asked Norfolk County to allow urban households to keep a modest number of hens. This is legal in some communities of Ontario and Moore says it has not been terribly disruptive.Norfolk took a year to study small flocks in the county’s hamlet areas. The county concluded that backyard poultry – in modest numbers — is a low-risk proposition. Tuesday’s approval under the Planning Act is the culmination of that process, although there were objections along the way.Delhi Coun. Mike Columbus made some predictions. He said negligent owners will create odour, fly and rodent issues for their neighbours.“I’ve had first-hand experience,” Columbus said. “I’ve lived with chickens for 20 years. You can bet the manure is going to end up in the urban garbage pickup. There must be good reason why – 100 years ago – chickens were banned from urban areas.”Keeping chickens in town also has its defenders.Rick Dawdry, of Vittoria, said the keeping of chickens, rabbits, pigeons and the like teaches young people responsibility as well as empathy for animals.Dawdry noted that the Norfolk County Fair has encouraged this activity for decades with its own dedicated barn for exhibiting rabbits, poultry and other fowl.“There will not be a large influx of chickens,” Dawdry said. “I’ve seen this before. There will be a few people here and there. There will not be a run on people keeping chickens.”The new rules allow for a modest number of hens per property – four – while enforcing a prohibition on roosters because of noise issues.Because chickens are livestock and were previously limited to rural areas, the new policy required a zoning amendment. Changes were also required to Norfolk’s animal control bylaw.Highlights of the new rules include:The four hens per property must be at least four months of age when introduced to the urban zone. Feed must be kept in secure containers to deter rodents. No in-town slaughtering. No curb-side sale of eggs, manure or other products. Manure must be disposed of in a responsible fashion, preferably in partnership with a landowner in the agricultural zone. Coops are allowed to a maximum of 10 square metres with a maximum height of three metres. Coops must observe a minimum rear- and sideyard setback of three metres. In-town hen keepers much register their poultry with the Ontario Chicken Marketing Board. Coops are to be enclosed on all six sides. Preferably, they are anchored in the ground to deter predators. Owners of backyard hens must reside on the property where they are kept. Tenants must obtain written permission from their landlord before keeping poultry on site. Voting in favour of urban poultry were Chopp, Van Paassen, Simcoe Coun. Ian Rabbitts, Simcoe Coun. Ryan Taylor, Port Dover Coun. Amy Martin and Waterford Coun. Kim Huffman.Opposed were Columbus, Masschaele, and Langton Coun. Roger Geysens.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

UN agency agrees to new standards to reduce costs in cyberspace

The agency’s standards making arm is the first to complete the work long sought after by the industry, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced today in a news release in Geneva. Interworking standards mean that service providers will no longer be restricted to the products of one company, ITU said. Moreover, the emerging standards will allow service providers to use existing technologies to transport data at greater speeds. An overriding objective is the reduction of complexity in rolling out new services and a more efficient use of equipment, it added. ITU-T, the standards making arm, is leading a more pragmatic approach to networking by providing standards that link disparate technologies such as Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Multiprotocol Label Switching Standard (MPLS), providing interworking between two dominant technologies in the connection-oriented packet-switched network (co-ps) mode. read more

Commander of West African force in Côte dIvoire to lead UN mission

In an exchange of letters, the Council and Mr. Annan agreed on the appointment of General Fall, who is currently leading a force from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) which will be folded into UNOCI when it deploys in early April.Bangladesh, Benin, France, Ghana, Morocco, Niger, Pakistan, Senegal, Togo and Ukraine have agreed to provide military personnel to UNOCI, according to the Secretary-General’s letter to the Council.

Senior UN officials urge Group of 77 nations to work collectively on

“Less than two years remain to the end of 2015,” Mr. Ban said at a ceremony at UN Headquarters where Fiji handed over the chairmanship of the Group to Bolivia. “In that time, we must do much more to achieve the MDGs, define a unified and universal post-2015 development agenda and agree on a global climate agreement.”He noted the importance of the forum’s members working together with the available tools to eradicate poverty, improve social and economic well-being and lay the foundations for a sustainable future.“We live in a time of almost limitless possibility,” Mr. Ban said, but also noting that this is a time when the stakes have never been higher. Assembly President Ashe also stressed the importance of working collectively, particularly to lay the groundwork for a post-2015 development agenda, “The next 12 months will determine whether or not we are able to deliver on the promises of 2015,” Mr. Ashe told participants at the event, which was held in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber.There, Fiji’s Foreign Minister RatuInoke Kubuabola ceremonially handed over the chairmanship to Bolivian President Evo Morales, who will speak to journalists later today.“Under Bolivia’s watch, the G77 [the Groups’ more informal moniker] will have an important role to play in the activities and processes that will – as the saying goes – make or break our collective success,” said Mr. Ashe. The Group, established in 1964 by 77 States, now includes more than 130 countries, some two-thirds of the UN membership, and over 60 per cent of the world’s population.Marking the G77’s fiftieth anniversary, Mr. Ashe praised the Group for its strong commitment to working together over the years, even as goals and national circumstances have changed. “You are an example of the might of South-South cooperation, and a harbinger of greater collaboration that is yet to come,” he said. Speaking to journalists in New York later in the day, Mr. Morales said that Bolivia had decided to mark the Group’s official anniversary with a special event to be hosted on 15 June, with the participation of Mr. Ban, who he called “the elder brother of the United Nations”. read more

First installation of Enduron SP cone crusher demonstrates its potential

first_imgReflecting its commitment to expanding its local crusher capability, Weir Minerals Africa recently commissioned the world’s first Enduron® SP cone crusher at a local gold waste rock aggregate plant. Early results indicate that this new technology has significant potential for smaller miners and aggregate producers alike, delivering all the performance characteristics these markets have come to expect of a crusher, but with improved reliability. The Enduron SP cone crusher is characterised by a unique and ingenious design, easily combining light weight, compact dimensions and a robust frame to offer one of the most advanced cone crushers in the industry. Its innovative design achieves improved energy efficiencies, lower operating costs, reduced frequency of maintenance as well as increased reliability with varying feed conditions, a problem that has beleaguered many suppliers over the years.“Enduron SP cone crushers range from 100 hp to 400 hp, delivering one of the highest production-capacity-per-feed ratios in the industry,” JD Singleton, Process Manager at Weir Minerals Africa, says. “Cone crusher adjustments and operations are fully automated, and a hydraulic adjustment and locking system allows adjustments under full load. The power of a high eccentric speed, up to 375 rpm, with a larger crushing stroke results in more tons per hour produced, compared to standard cone crushers. In fact, the SP series of cone crushers delivers 30 to 40% more capacity per hour than spring-type cone crushers, according to our data and operational analysis. In addition, the Enduron SP series of cone crushers has a high pivot point and increased mantle slope that result in a high-quality, cubical product.“We installed the Enduron SP cone crusher on a turnkey basis and the customer has been impressed with the increased throughput, compared to other crushers in his plant, and the fact that a more consistent size range is being achieved.“Based on this performance, we believe the Enduron SP cone crusher is going to prove extremely appealing to a lot of operations in the mining and aggregate markets. Having proved its proficiency in this local operation, we intend to roll this technology out to all the territories we serve through our 20 service centres scattered around Africa. These crushers are ideal for the African context, particularly in terms of preparing feeds for High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGRs) or milling circuits, and to support aggregate specifications.”Weir Minerals Africa plans to support these and other crushers in the Enduron range with local production. This includes local manufacture of crusher liners at the Weir Heavy Bay Foundry in Port Elizabeth, incorporating proprietary technologies. As with other products in its comminution range, Weir Minerals Africa intends to become a full solutions provider in crushing technology, which is seen as an ideal complement to its greater comminution offering.During a recent visit to South Africa Kurt O’Bryan, Weir Minerals’ Global Product Manager for cone crushers and screens based in North America, commented that no other company in the region has an aftermarket footprint that compares to Weir Minerals Africa.“This extensive footprint is the ideal vehicle to roll out and support our expanding Enduron range,” he said. “We’ve been operating and growing the reach of our southern African service centres for decades and they are unmatched in terms of capability and excellence. We’re now expanding and leveraging this success story with the Enduron cone crushers and a number of other new products needed in the present market, which offer the same Big Five features as our existing range, namely reliability, efficiency, low operating costs, high performance and aftermarket support.”The Enduron line of comminution equipment includes jaw and impact crushers, as well as screens and feeders.last_img read more

Two arrested after Malcolm X grandson beaten to death

first_imgMEXICAN POLICE HAVE arrested two waiters who allegedly beat the grandson of late US civil rights activist Malcolm X to death in a bar after he disputed a tab of $1,200 (around €924), prosecutors said today.Mexico City’s top prosecutor, Rodolfo Fernando Rios Garza, said authorities were looking for two more suspects in the death of Malcolm Shabazz, 29, who was found lying on the street in front of The Palace Club on Thursday.Shabazz, who had a troubled youth and spent time in detention for setting the fire that killed his grandmother, died later in hospital of blunt-force trauma, with head injuries, a broken jaw and fractured ribs.The victim and a friend had been accosted on the street by two women aged 20 and 25 who convinced them to go to the bar, Rios Garza said.He said the pair consumed alcohol and at around 3:00 am “two waiters along with two other subjects” demanded they pay an excessively high $1,200 bill.“The victims did not agree with the amount and after failing to reach an agreement, the now deceased was beaten and his companion was threatened and stripped of his belongings inside the building,” Rios Garza told reporters.There is no evidence Shabazz was attacked because he was black, he said.He later told local radio that Shabazz was beaten with fists and may have also been kicked and bludgeoned with a bat or a stick.The prosecutor named the suspects as David Hernandez Cruz and Manuel Alejandro Perez de Jesus. They face robbery and homicide charges.Authorities want to question the two women and the bar owner. Prosecutors said the bar’s three surveillance cameras were turned to face a wall and that all recordings had disappeared.LocationThe club is located across the street from Plaza Garibaldi, a famous square known for roving Mariachi bands and seedy dive bars, but Rios Garza stressed that The Palace Club is not a tourist spot.An AFP reporter who visited the scene found decrepit building with the door to the bar signaled by a single neon sign. Local media reported the premises doubled as a strip joint, but neighbors described it as a karaoke bar.Rios Garza said he did not know why the friend was spared but noted that they were separated in different rooms during the attack. The two men had arrived in Mexico City from Tijuana, a city at the US border.Shabazz spent time in a juvenile detention center for starting the fire that led to the death of his grandmother Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, in 1997. The civil rights leader was assassinated in 1965.- © AFP, 2013Read: My favourite speech: President Michael D Higgins >last_img read more

Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into

first_img 212 Comments Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country Twomey said she declared the medication and it was confiscated by customs officials. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Luke Flanagan via Facebook 50,346 Views Share Tweet Email1 Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3351538 center_img Friday 21 Apr 2017, 3:32 PM Image: Luke Flanagan via Facebook CORK WOMAN VERA Twomey had medically prescribed cannabis confiscated from her today at Dublin Airport as she arrived from Barcelona in Spain.Twomey has been leading an ongoing campaign to allow her daughter Ava to receive medicinal cannabis products to help with her condition.Ava (7) suffers from a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, and can suffer from several seizures a day.Twomey says that medicinal marijuana in liquid form has the potential to save her daughter’s life, as it reduces the frequency of her seizures.She travelled to Barcelona in Spain to see a specialist and was prescribed THC oil medication to help with her daughter’s condition. This type of medication is banned in most cases in Ireland.Twomey declared this medication with customs when she arrived at Dublin Airport from Barcelona at about midday this afternoon.She was held and interviewed by customs officials for about 45 minutes and the bottle of THC was confiscated.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Twomey said that she had done nothing wrong and that she felt strongly that she should be allowed to give her daughter THC.“We feel very strongly that we did nothing wrong and that this medication is necessary to save the lives of children like my daughter,” she said. We went through customs and declared the medication. We willingly gave the bottle [to customs officials] and they confiscated it.CampaignTwomey’s daughter Ava has been on a CBD-based treatment since last October, and has shown a marked improvement. This product contains very little THC — the active substance in cannabis which results in a high.Vera has been campaigning for months now for the stronger THC-based medication, which she says will help her daughter.She travelled to Barcelona with Dublin TD Gino Kenny and Independent MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan. She met with a consultant at the Kalapa Clinic in Barcelona, and they prescribed the drug for Ava.“We met with a consultant… and he determined that Eva was a candidate [for the medication] and that it would be necessary for seizure control that she would have THC alongside CBD,” said Twomey.The Kalapa Clinic is a European medical consultancy that develops alternative health therapies using cannabinoids (for example, THC). Medicinal cannabis can be legally prescribed in Spain as well as several other European countries.Ava did not travel to Barcelona with her mother as Twomey determined it was too risky for her with her condition.Twomey said that she was treated with the “utmost respect” by customs officials and that there was no question of her being arrested for bringing the product to Ireland.“I am doing nothing wrong. I’m doing everything I can for my daughter,” said Twomey.“If I was living in Barcelona this would not be an issueIt’s incredibly important that [Minister for Health] Simon Harris takes it serious that a woman with four children under the age of seven has to go to another country to get access to medication for her child.Earlier, Luke Flanagan had said in a Facebook post that Twomey had taken action “by going abroad and importing something that the state deemed immoral”.“Arrest her and deny her child the medicine she needs, or let her through and collapse this farce,” said Flanagan.Twomey previously walked from Cork to Dublin to highlight her daughter’s case. She has called on the Department of Health to act in order to help her daughter.She has organised another walk around Cork city for tomorrow.As this explainer points out, the Minister for Health can grant a licence for access to cannabis for medical purposes in individual cases when an application is endorsed by a consultant “who is responsible for the management of the patient”.Last month, an expert panel of doctors began to draw up guidelines on how medicinal cannabis can be prescribed in Ireland.Read: Ireland moves one step closer to allowing doctors prescribe medicinal cannabisRead: Vera Twomey to march in Cork as Ava’s ear infection brings on seizure By Cormac Fitzgerald Apr 21st 2017, 3:32 PM last_img read more