Guarantee Letter – Now Wash Your Hands http://nowwashyourhands.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 21:21:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nowwashyourhands.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4.png Guarantee Letter – Now Wash Your Hands http://nowwashyourhands.com/ 32 32 The Recorder – My Turn: There’s nothing Christian about ‘Christian’ nationalism https://nowwashyourhands.com/the-recorder-my-turn-theres-nothing-christian-about-christian-nationalism/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 20:25:54 +0000 https://nowwashyourhands.com/the-recorder-my-turn-theres-nothing-christian-about-christian-nationalism/ Posted: 09/26/2022 16:21:39 Modified: 09/26/2022 16:20:51 Despite my Jewish upbringing, I always believed that Jesus of Nazareth existed as a real person. It may seem obvious, but I believe too many Christian evangelicals see it as a lucky lottery ticket, a magical charm that takes them to a mythical paradise. In their opinion, all you […]]]>

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Despite my Jewish upbringing, I always believed that Jesus of Nazareth existed as a real person. It may seem obvious, but I believe too many Christian evangelicals see it as a lucky lottery ticket, a magical charm that takes them to a mythical paradise. In their opinion, all you have to do is go to church once a week, say a few words, and bingo, you’re “saved.” Then you can act like a bigoted jerk for the rest of the week without any consequences.

Needless to say, it doesn’t work that way and most followers of the Christian faith know it. They strive and often succeed in being decent people and living their avatar’s teachings instead of just saying them. Unfortunately, those who don’t are not only the loudest but also the most dangerous. I refer specifically to the malevolent new phenomenon of “Christian” nationalism. I put the first word in quotation marks because they have nothing Christian about them. They have nothing in common with the real ministry of Jesus and to me they are more like the Pharisees he warned us about. Fundamentalist religious conservatives who oppress others under the false guise of godliness.

Unlike the “Christian” right, Jesus never coveted secular power and was the first proponent of a separation of religion and politics. His admonition of “Render unto Caesar” was a clear indication to his followers. Like Buddha, he preached the need for righteous behavior and the then-unheard-of message of love, forgiveness and tolerance. Unlike some Republican governors, he welcomed the outsider into his fold, condemned the tribal animosities that exist to this day, and empowered women, whom I believe were his most loyal followers.

The patriarchal fear of women and sexuality, which is currently experiencing a resurgence in the United States Supreme Court, has nothing to do with the teachings of Jesus. They are the result of misogynists like Paul of Tarsus and church councils hundreds of years later perpetrated by a group of old men terrified of their own bodies. They also conveniently edited and deleted elements of the original gospel of Jesus that threatened their hold on power. The destructive marriage of authority, domination and Christianity has continued over the centuries to culminate on our shores in the form of “Christian” nationalism.

Their philosophy calls for the destruction of the constitutional guarantee of separation of church and state and strives to define the United States as a “Christian nation”, which of course it is not. Yet 60% of Republicans polled want our nation declared as such while others are conspiring to change the Constitution, most likely to achieve that goal. Flawed as they were, the Founding Fathers were well aware of the long and ugly history of religious tyranny that infected Europe and did not want to be a part of it in their new nation. Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of the Koran and as President George Washington wrote a letter to the Jewish congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, assuring them that they were also welcome as American citizens. The Bill of Rights that mandates religious freedom was more radical then than we appreciate now. It is not surprising that some of the most extreme conservatives like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert and white supremacists like Nick Fuentes are supporters of “Christian” nationalism. The January 6, 2021 insurrection to overthrow our democracy was perpetrated by like-minded participants.

According to previous surveys, however, church attendance nationwide is down, misinterpreted as Americans turning away from God. Not so. This decline is based less on belief in a higher power than on distrust of the traditional religions that have caused so much death and destruction over the millennia and threaten to do so today. Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and even Buddhist extremists are more belligerent because on a deeper level they feel that their old mentality is disappearing. More and more people, including younger generations, prefer spirituality that includes a belief in a divine force but has no use for it as a divisive entity. Nor do they need a certain time or place or intermediary to access anything that is defined as God.

As a Jew, I’m always happy when Christians act like Christians, and I’ve spent more of my adult life in churches than in synagogues. I would advise “Christian” nationalists, however, that instead of pressuring their fellow non-Christian Americans to “accept Jesus Christ into their hearts,” they instead do so first. Because right now their hearts are filled with fear, intolerance and the need to dominate others.

Daniel A. Brown lived in Franklin County for 44 years and is a frequent contributor to The Recorder. He lives in New Mexico with his wife Lisa and his dog Cody.

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Wordle today: Wordle 462 September 24 tips and today’s answer https://nowwashyourhands.com/wordle-today-wordle-462-september-24-tips-and-todays-answer/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 03:56:15 +0000 https://nowwashyourhands.com/wordle-today-wordle-462-september-24-tips-and-todays-answer/ Wordle has taken the world by storm, and if you haven’t given in to the daily game, we can guarantee you’ve seen the elusive squares all over social media. The game uses the same rules as Scrabble, where only real words are allowed in both the guesses and the outcome. If you get a letter […]]]>

Wordle has taken the world by storm, and if you haven’t given in to the daily game, we can guarantee you’ve seen the elusive squares all over social media.

The game uses the same rules as Scrabble, where only real words are allowed in both the guesses and the outcome.

If you get a letter in the right place and form the correct word, the square turns green.

But if the guessed letter is in the word but not in the right place, the square turns yellow.

Wrong letters turn gray to facilitate the elimination process for the six tries.

Hint for today’s Wordle Saturday, September 24

If you’re still trying to save your streak, don’t scroll down yet, maybe some clues will send you on your way.

Today’s word starts with the letter G and ends with the letter E.

It has two vowels.

Break food into small pieces by rubbing it on a utensil.

Answer for today’s Wordle Saturday September 24th

If you dropped out of today’s game, we can save you the misery. But those still trying to crack the 5-letter code, look away now.

The word for September 24 is GRATE.

Wordle New York Times

The game was created by software engineer Josh Wardle, who sold the popular word game to The New York Times after it became a worldwide sensation.

In a statement on Twitter, he wrote: “Since launching Wordle, I have been impressed with the response from everyone who has played.

“The game got bigger than I ever imagined (which I guess isn’t much of an achievement considering I made the game for an audience of just one).

“It has been amazing to see the game bring so much joy to so many people and I am so grateful for the personal stories some of you have shared with me – from Wordle uniting estranged family members, to causing friendly rivalries, supporting medical recoveries.

“On the other hand, I would be lying if I said it wasn’t overwhelming.”

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Bermuda premier faces party leadership challenge https://nowwashyourhands.com/bermuda-premier-faces-party-leadership-challenge/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:36:00 +0000 https://nowwashyourhands.com/bermuda-premier-faces-party-leadership-challenge/ HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) – Bermuda Prime Minister David Burt faces the first major challenge to his leadership of the centre-left Progressive Labor Party (PLP) in power in Britain after his former finance minister said he would contest the role. Curtis Dickinson sent a letter to the PLP on Wednesday stating, “Earlier this morning I informed […]]]>

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) – Bermuda Prime Minister David Burt faces the first major challenge to his leadership of the centre-left Progressive Labor Party (PLP) in power in Britain after his former finance minister said he would contest the role.

Curtis Dickinson sent a letter to the PLP on Wednesday stating, “Earlier this morning I informed the leader of the party of my intention to put forward my name to run for the position of leader of the party at the annual general conference.”

The leader of the party will be the Premier of Bermuda.

Dickinson abruptly resigned from cabinet in February, a week before the annual budget was presented.

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Among his disagreements with Burt was the amount of a $50 million guarantee promised to Gencom, the company that manages the 593-room Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda’s largest hotel.

The hotel, which employed more than 2% of the island’s workforce, closed in 2020 during the pandemic and never reopened.

The annual general conference of the PLP is scheduled for October 19-22. In the last general election, the PLP won 30 of 36 seats against the One Bermuda Alliance.

(History corrects last paragraph to say that the PLP won 30 of 36 seats in the last general election, not 30 of 26 seats.)

(Reporting by Don Burgess; editing by Richard Pullin)

Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.

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Biden has power to impose rent control, housing advocates say https://nowwashyourhands.com/biden-has-power-to-impose-rent-control-housing-advocates-say/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 16:01:31 +0000 https://nowwashyourhands.com/biden-has-power-to-impose-rent-control-housing-advocates-say/ By Meir Rinde, Refuge Strength Progressive advocacy groups are calling on the Biden administration to impose rent controls on tens of millions of homes in response to soaring rents. With rents up 5.8% nationwide from a year ago and some metrics showing even larger increases, the president must use his authority over the Federal Housing […]]]>

By Meir Rinde,
Refuge Strength

Progressive advocacy groups are calling on the Biden administration to impose rent controls on tens of millions of homes in response to soaring rents.

With rents up 5.8% nationwide from a year ago and some metrics showing even larger increases, the president must use his authority over the Federal Housing Finance Administration and others agencies to impose rent regulations on borrowers of federally backed mortgages, according to the coalition.

“The biggest bill for every American household is their housing bill, whether it’s their mortgage or their rent. You can cut back a little on gas or some things at the grocery store; you cannot reduce the amount you pay for rent. The alternative is homelessness,” said Tara Raghuveer, Homes Guarantee campaign director at People’s Action.

A private sector report based on new leases found that rents increased by 12.3% from July 2021 to July 2022. The average monthly asking rent, or the amount reported by landlords looking for tenants, exceeded $2,000 for the first time in May, and eviction filing rates are hitting pre-pandemic averages, according to a letter from the National Low Income Housing Coalition and National Housing Law Project sent Aug. 16 to FHFA chiefs , HUD, Treasury and other agencies.

Contributing factors include real estate investors buying units at low prices and raising prices, as well as growing demand, limited supply and broader inflation, wrote NLIHC President Diane Yentel and Director NHLP executive, Shamus Roller. The Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes intended to tame inflation have made mortgages more expensive and discouraged home buying, pushing more people into the rental market and further pressure on investors. price, according to advocates.

Yentel and Roller note that while Biden signed the Cut Inflation Act in August, the new law “does nothing to address skyrocketing rents and shrinking housing supply.”

“Without federal action, housing will be a persistent driver of inflation, and rising rents will hit the lowest-income Americans the hardest. For this reason, it is even more important that the administration take immediate action to keep families in stable housing. Failure to do so would exacerbate homelessness, poverty and racial inequality,” they wrote.

The Homes Guarantee coalition of more than 220 tenant unions, community organizations and lawyers argues that there are precedents supporting the legality of federal rent regulation. In March 2020, the CARES Act imposed a four-month eviction moratorium for eligible tenants in homes participating in federal assistance programs or whose mortgages had federally guaranteed financing.

“There is clear and recent precedent for the FHFA to take this kind of action,” Raghuveer said. “The federal government is leaving a lot of power on the table if it doesn’t take seriously its role as regulator of these massive flows of public funding and public subsidies that go to the private market. This is the leverage the federal government has in the housing market and it is not currently using it.

The coalition wants Biden to declare a state of emergency on housing and issue an executive order protecting tenants of federally subsidized housing and private rental housing with federally backed mortgages from unreasonable rent hikes, wrongful evictions, denial of lease renewal and retaliation for the organization. Raghuveer says it would apply to 43.6 million rental units across the country.

The president is also expected to convene an interagency task force to work on longer-term efforts to regulate rents and ensure tenant rights for all tenants, such as legal representation in eviction proceedings, and hold a summit. at the White House on protecting tenants, they say.

In addition to having government-sponsored companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac impose new regulations, the groups want the Federal Trade Commission to prosecute landlords who impose excessive rent increases, and HUD to demand jurisdictions investigate. on rapidly rising rents and enact rent controls as part of their duty to positively promote fair housing.

Advocates say the Securities and Exchange Commission should require public companies that own or manage rentals to disclose rent increases and investigate companies that engage in ‘manipulative and deceptive practices’ in connection with rent. rental-backed securities. They are calling on the Treasury to establish rent regulation for Emergency Rent Assistance Program funds and to act to discourage non-renewals of leases for LIHTC-funded properties.

The coalition also wants to call on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to investigate business owners for using unfair tenant screening and debt collection practices to discriminate against tenants or collect pandemic rent arrears.

Raghuveer argues that the unprecedented housing crisis has made such executive actions politically feasible.

“Until now, rent control and rent regulation has been a third rail political issue, completely untouchable by anyone at any level of government, let alone the federal government. Now, given the severity of the inflation crisis and the pain with which it is hitting the wallets of American households, people’s hunger for the federal government and especially the president to act is changing,” she said.

Fifty-one percent of likely voters think Biden should use his executive power to deal with housing costs, according to a recent Data for Progress survey conducted for the Homes Guarantee campaign. That includes 76% Democrats, 46% independents and 30% Republicans. When asked who they blamed for rising rents, respondents largely cited inflation (43%), followed by landlords (22%) and Biden (19%). The survey did not ask direct questions about rent control.

A delegation from Homes Guarantee recently traveled to Washington to pressure Biden to act. Raghuveer said the coalition hasn’t heard a direct response, perhaps because the administration was intensely focused on getting the Inflation Reduction Act through Congress.

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Wordle today: Wordle 456 September 18 tips and today’s answer https://nowwashyourhands.com/wordle-today-wordle-456-september-18-tips-and-todays-answer/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 23:12:47 +0000 https://nowwashyourhands.com/wordle-today-wordle-456-september-18-tips-and-todays-answer/ Wordle has taken the world by storm, and if you haven’t given in to the daily game, we can guarantee you’ve seen the elusive squares all over social media. The game uses the same rules as Scrabble, where only real words are allowed in both the guesses and the outcome. If you get a letter […]]]>

Wordle has taken the world by storm, and if you haven’t given in to the daily game, we can guarantee you’ve seen the elusive squares all over social media.

The game uses the same rules as Scrabble, where only real words are allowed in both the guesses and the outcome.

If you get a letter in the right place and form the correct word, the square turns green.

But if the guessed letter is in the word but not in the right place, the square turns yellow.

Wrong letters turn gray to facilitate the elimination process for the six trials.

Hint for today’s Wordle Sunday September 18

If you’re still trying to save your streak, don’t scroll down yet, maybe some clues will send you on your way.

Today’s word starts with the letter S and ends with the letter K.

It has a vowel.

A small piece of wood, usually dropped from a tree or bush.

Response for today’s Wordle Sunday, September 18

If you dropped out of today’s game, we can save you the misery. But those still trying to crack the 5-letter code, look away now.

The Wordle for September 18 is STICK.

Wordle New York Times

The game was created by software engineer Josh Wardle, who sold the popular word game to The New York Times after it became a worldwide sensation.

In a statement on Twitter, he wrote: “Since launching Wordle, I have been impressed with the response from everyone who has played.

“The game got bigger than I ever imagined (which I guess isn’t much of an achievement considering I made the game for an audience of just one).

“It has been amazing to see the game bring so much joy to so many people and I am so grateful for the personal stories some of you have shared with me – from Wordle uniting estranged family members, to causing friendly rivalries, supporting medical recoveries.

“On the other hand, I would be lying if I said it wasn’t overwhelming.”

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NDAC secures finances for future festivals with core funding https://nowwashyourhands.com/ndac-secures-finances-for-future-festivals-with-core-funding/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 09:07:56 +0000 https://nowwashyourhands.com/ndac-secures-finances-for-future-festivals-with-core-funding/ A good basis for the city’s international mural festival has been secured for the next five years. The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) has requested and received a $25,000 funding guarantee from the City of Nelson to continue the International Mural Festival in 2023, as well as continued funding of the same annual amount […]]]>

A good basis for the city’s international mural festival has been secured for the next five years.

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) has requested and received a $25,000 funding guarantee from the City of Nelson to continue the International Mural Festival in 2023, as well as continued funding of the same annual amount until 2027.

Although in 2022 the NDAC was able to increase nearly 10 times the funding provided by the City of Nelson – to around $242,000 in revenue – the city’s share was essential seed capital, a said NDAC executive director Sydney Black.

“Most of the additional funding secured was a result of fundamental support from the City of Nelson,” she told the city council Sept. 6 during its regular business meeting at City Hall. “If this fundamental support were to disappear, the festival would not be able to operate fully, because a large part of the funding obtained depends on the financial support of the municipality.”

Over the past five years, the NDAC has made an annual request to the city for $25,000, but has also been successful in leveraging these funds for additional funding, from $73,000 in the first year to nearly $217,000 this year.

Black said the NDAC has hosted the Nelson International Mural Festival for the past five years (2018-2022) and plans to continue to do so every year for the foreseeable future.

This year, the festival was able to return to an in-person public event after two years of virtual celebrations in the wake of the pandemic, with hundreds attending a number of events and workshops.

The 2022 festival included the addition of eight downtown murals.

NDAC funding requests for 2018-2022 were funded through the Downtown Reserve account, where the money will continue to come from.

Festival 2022

The 2022 festival has proven to be bigger and more impactful than ever, Black wrote in a letter to the city.

“Our community has shown a huge appetite for public gatherings and we were honored to host our first in-person festival after two years of virtual celebrations due to the pandemic,” she wrote.

The festival received substantial additional funding this year as a result of the unique opportunity provided by the recovery programming of festivals, fairs and events across the province.

This meant the 2022 festival was able to support five full-time (seasonal) staff and 12 local contractors, paying professional salaries to eight muralists and 50 performances.

“The majority of our supplies are sourced locally, as are our equipment rentals,” Black said. “Our street party drew over 2,500 attendees throughout the weekend and we were able to create a safe space for community connection.”

Access was the focus of the festival this year, and the NDAC was the first festival in the region to host live American Sign Language interpreters so that all members of the community could participate in the event. .

The NDAC also has a partnership with Cycling Without Age who offered wall rickshaw tours over the weekend for people with mobility issues.

In 2022, eight more murals were added to the list of 38 already run by the Mural Festival/NDAC.

“The creation of the murals was hugely significant this year as locals and tourists alike continue to be eager to find ways to interact with arts, culture and heritage,” Black said. “Murals continue to provide opportunities for humans to interact with diverse cultures, as well as the ability to connect with regional Indigenous nations on the unceded territories we all live, work and create on, increasing un-ceded relationships. only between the NDAC and the Nations, but also the city of Nelson.

Source: NDAC Letter to City Council, September 6

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US to redirect frozen assets from Afghanistan after Taliban reject deal https://nowwashyourhands.com/us-to-redirect-frozen-assets-from-afghanistan-after-taliban-reject-deal/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 09:03:49 +0000 https://nowwashyourhands.com/us-to-redirect-frozen-assets-from-afghanistan-after-taliban-reject-deal/ The Biden administration announced on Wednesday it would create a new fund from some of Afghanistan’s central bank’s frozen reserves, with the aim of easing the country’s growing humanitarian crisis without enriching the Taliban, who have rejected previous attempts. compromise agreement earlier this year. In a statement, the Treasury Department said a new watchdog would […]]]>

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday it would create a new fund from some of Afghanistan’s central bank’s frozen reserves, with the aim of easing the country’s growing humanitarian crisis without enriching the Taliban, who have rejected previous attempts. compromise agreement earlier this year.

In a statement, the Treasury Department said a new watchdog would deploy $3.5 billion in Afghan central bank reserves to help stabilize the country’s battered economy. The fund – which will be managed in part by Swiss government officials and Afghan economic experts – can be used to help the country pay for essential imports, such as electricity, and will not be accessible to Taliban officials, according to the department.

After the crash: The wrong plane leaves Afghanistan

The announcement follows more than a year of fighting over whether the Biden administration should return the $7 billion in Afghan assets that became inaccessible to the country’s leadership after the Taliban rose to power in August 2021. Economists say the freezing of these funds fueled the collapse. Afghanistan’s economy and its hunger crisis, but the Biden administration and other analysts have said the Taliban cannot be trusted to administer such large sums of money. Biden officials also announced in February that half of the $7 billion in funds would be earmarked separately for litigation filed by victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The deteriorating Afghan economy has put pressure on US officials to explore how they could return the funds to the country’s central bank. In June, U.S. officials met with Taliban leaders in Doha, Qatar, to discuss possible compromises that would allow Afghan central bank technocrats to use the funds under close scrutiny to ensure the money does not fall. not in the hands of the Taliban. The Taliban rejected these proposals.

With an elusive deal, economists and aid groups have grown increasingly concerned about Afghanistan’s economy amid an exodus of capital and people. The United Nations estimated in August that about 4 million children suffered from malnutrition and that nearly 95% of the country did not have enough to eat. Some economists say the new fund is insufficient to meet the country’s needs, given that central bank reserves are essential to support a crashing currency. A severe drought and a devastating hurricane have also combined to create what some experts have called the world’s biggest humanitarian catastrophe.

“This decision can in no way compensate for the damage caused to the Afghan economy and to the millions of people who are starving, in large part due to the United States’ confiscation of Afghan central bank reserves,” he said. said Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a liberal think tank.

Taliban show force to mark anniversary of US withdrawal

Yet the United States leaves open the possibility that Afghanistan could eventually recover all of the bank assets. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo sent a letter to the Afghan central bank on Tuesday saying it must meet three conditions – demonstrate political independence from the Taliban, implement anti-money laundering guidelines money and add a “third party monitor” – before the US could consider returning the funds.

“Flaws in economic management contribute to the economic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan,” Adeyemo wrote in the letter.

He added, “There is currently no institution in Afghanistan that can guarantee that these funds will only be used for the benefit of the Afghan people.”

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Letter from Sudbury: Voting yes to Laurentian’s plan is the best option https://nowwashyourhands.com/letter-from-sudbury-voting-yes-to-laurentians-plan-is-the-best-option/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 16:11:08 +0000 https://nowwashyourhands.com/letter-from-sudbury-voting-yes-to-laurentians-plan-is-the-best-option/ Content of the article I am writing to you as a dismissed faculty member to state that I disagree with the group that claims to represent us all and strongly recommends against voting in hopes of getting a better deal under the CCAA (Companies Creditors Arrangement Act) process Wednesday. I am a licensed faculty member […]]]>

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I am writing to you as a dismissed faculty member to state that I disagree with the group that claims to represent us all and strongly recommends against voting in hopes of getting a better deal under the CCAA (Companies Creditors Arrangement Act) process Wednesday. I am a licensed faculty member who has already voted yes.

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I also write as the first chief negotiator who was part of a team that led to the adoption of the first Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) collective agreement in 1979-1980 and I I subsequently sat on several negotiating teams, all of which led to successful agreements with the Board of Governors.

I say this because the plan of arrangement (POA) is not like other negotiations. In normal negotiations, the executive (including the chief negotiator) consults with all members to formulate bargaining proposals and these are clearly communicated to the other party who also present theirs, then they resolve differences for get an agreement. The closest thing to this is the role of LUFA (and the staff union) in developing the plan, and LUFA, together with the staff association, also recommends voting for .

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The group of dismissed teachers has no right to speak in the negotiations; moreover, he did not consult all the licensed professors; while he has several spokespersons, they haven’t let anyone know what would make the group vote yes. Is it a power of attorney that pays over two years instead of three? Is it a power of attorney that guarantees plaintiffs 25% of what is owed to them? Is it a power of attorney that guarantees 100% of what is due to them? Does a POA restore their jobs? I bet the answers would vary depending on the individuals in this group.

What would voting no do for us? Hope is a better offer from the Ford government, but from the perspective of those of us who have gone through this process and heard from Jeff Bangs, the chairman of the board and a PC insider, that he there will be no increase in supply. Personally, I’m not willing to bet he’s wrong. Certainly, in other proceedings under the CCAA, the offers have increased, up to four times, depending on the terminated group. But these were private companies, not Ford government-funded universities.

Listen, I understand why a number of licensed professors would vote no. Many have lost their livelihoods and have few prospects elsewhere; others have no pension to fall back on. One I know lost her home. Their anger is understandable.

But is the answer to act like Samson who felt betrayed by Delilah and got revenge by tearing down the house?

Ashley Thompson

Emeritus Librarian

Laurentian University

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Medtronic PLC Shareholder Alert: Robbins LLP Notifies Investors of Class Action Lawsuit Against Medtronic PLC (MDT) https://nowwashyourhands.com/medtronic-plc-shareholder-alert-robbins-llp-notifies-investors-of-class-action-lawsuit-against-medtronic-plc-mdt/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 00:13:00 +0000 https://nowwashyourhands.com/medtronic-plc-shareholder-alert-robbins-llp-notifies-investors-of-class-action-lawsuit-against-medtronic-plc-mdt/ SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The class: Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP reminds investors that a shareholder has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all persons and entities who have purchased or otherwise acquired common stock of Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT ) between June 8, 2019 and May 25, 2022, for violation of the Securities Exchange […]]]>

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The class: Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP reminds investors that a shareholder has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all persons and entities who have purchased or otherwise acquired common stock of Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT ) between June 8, 2019 and May 25, 2022, for violation of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Medtronic is a medical device company. Among its products is the MiniMed insulin pump system for the treatment of diabetes, including the MiniMed 780G model. Medtronic is currently seeking regulatory approval for the MiniMed 780G.

If you would like more information about the misconduct of Medtronic PLC, click here.

What this case is about: Medtronic PLC (MDT) had inadequate quality control systems, which delayed approval of its MiniMed 780G device and caused financial harm to shareholders.

According to the Complaint, during the Class Period, the Defendants repeatedly assured investors that the MiniMed 780G model was “on track” to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA ”) and would provide the company with the edge it needed to close a growing gap with its competitors in the diabetes market.

On December 15, 2021, Medtronic disclosed that it had received a warning letter from the FDA regarding its Northridge, California facility. The warning letter followed an FDA inspection of the company’s MiniMed 600 series recall and focused on “inadequacy of specific medical device quality system requirements . . . in the areas of risk assessment, corrective and preventive actions, complaint handling, device recalls and adverse event reporting. Following the warning letter, Medtronic lowered its guidance for its Diabetes group. On news, Medtronic common stock price fell $6.75 per share, or about 6%, to close at $104.94 per share on Dec. 15, 2021.

On May 26, 2022, Medtronic released its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2022 financial results and provided guidance for fiscal 2023. In particular, defendants disclosed that due to the need for company to improve its quality control system and its expectation that the MiniMed 780G model – which defendants had repeatedly identified as crucial for future growth – would not be approved in 2023, the company expected that revenue from its Diabetes Group declines between 6% and 7% in fiscal 2023. , Medtronic’s common stock price fell $6.10 per share, or nearly 6%, from a close of $105.54 per share on May 25, 2022 to $99.44 per share on May 26, 2022.

Next steps: If you acquired shares of Medtronic PLC between June 8, 2019 and May 25, 2022, you have until November 7, 2022 to ask the court to appoint you as lead class plaintiff. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members to direct litigation. You don’t have to be in the case to be eligible for a clawback.

All representation is done on a contingent fee basis. Shareholders do not pay any fees or expenses.

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Letters: from bad to worse | steal bravery https://nowwashyourhands.com/letters-from-bad-to-worse-steal-bravery/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 23:30:04 +0000 https://nowwashyourhands.com/letters-from-bad-to-worse-steal-bravery/ Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. PG&E wants to doa bad system worse Aaron Johnson of PG&E states that “PG&E does not add any markup on the energy we purchase for customer use, gas or electricity. What we pay, you pay. (“Tips for beating the rising […]]]>

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PG&E wants to do
a bad system worse

Aaron Johnson of PG&E states that “PG&E does not add any markup on the energy we purchase for customer use, gas or electricity. What we pay, you pay. (“Tips for beating the rising cost of freshness”, page A6, August 30)

I do not agree. As a solar energy customer, I just received my first “adjustment” invoice and it’s quite telling. Basically, it shows how much energy I sent back to the grid during peak and off-peak hours and how much I would have paid if I had actually used that much electricity. It amounted to about $1,500 for an additional 5 megawatts of electricity generated. So what did I actually get back? Credit of approximately $250. So PG&E sold that extra electricity to other customers for $250 instead of $1,500? Yeah, of course they did.

And it’s under NEM 2.0. The proposed NEM 3.0 rules will worsen the economy for new customers and will likely put a nail in the residential solar market.

Bob Wheeler
Walnut Creek

By misqualifying the act,
Thiessen Steals Bravery

The irony of Marc A. Thiessen’s article titled “Biden loan cancellation is an act of stolen bravery” (page A7, September 1) is palpable.

Thiessen accuses Biden of abusing the HEROES Act of 2003 by “using a law designed for men and women on active duty as a pretext to give loan forgiveness” to civilians. Thiessen’s article informs readers that Biden is extending the active-duty military loan forgiveness to civilians. However, the law grants “higher education respite opportunities” to active duty and those who are “suffering”.[ing] direct economic hardship as a direct result of a “]…national emergency” – in this case, the COVID-19 pandemic.

By propagating an interpretation of the HEROES Act steeped in omissions to falsely decry President Biden’s plan as “an act of stolen bravery”, it appears that Thiessen himself is committing an act akin to “stolen valor”, because he exploits provocative expression to advance his own political agenda.

Bliss Bergmark
Pleasanton

The column explains well
dislike of debt relief

Thank you very much for continuing to include Marc A. Thiessen in your “Other Views” section. I just read his article, “Biden’s loan forgiveness is an act of stolen bravery.” (Page A7, September 1)

I had planned to write a letter to the editor because I was sickened when I read what Joe Biden was planning to do. As a former high school wrestling coach, I often counseled my seniors on options to pay for college. While taking out a loan was an option, I often advised living at home; attend community college for a few years; enlist in the army to benefit from advantages linked to higher education; or develop a work-study program.

Thiessen said it so much better than me, and he added a few more reasons why Biden disrespects the sacrifices of an entire swath of our country.

David Smith
San Ramon

Republicans have shown
contempt for the constitution

While I agree with Roger Wood’s statement on Article VI of the Constitution (“The Founders were explicit about religion in the United States”, page A6, August 31), I have to wonder where he got been last year.

The Republican Party has installed political hitmen who have repeatedly ruled against the US Constitution. They include relaxing gun rights for individuals when the Constitution gives no right to individuals to own firearms, stating that there is no constitutional right for a woman to control her own body, and of course, Kennedy against the Bremerton School District, in which they guaranteed the right of school employees to pray on the grounds of a public school (both for the separation of Church and State). I would add that this decision was not taken for the salat to occur facing Mecca.

Republicans and Christian nationalists (an oxymoron) have trampled on the rule of law and the Constitution. And they’re not about to let a 234-year-old piece of paper get in their way.

Don Morgan
Concorde

Politicians should come
clean on school closures

Only big government liberals (or teachers unions) thought it was a good idea to close our schools in 2020 and 2021, given the almost unanimous understanding that it would hurt poor children and families, and gain little in terms of COVID control.

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