Monthly Archives سپتامبر 2020

Letters to the editor Sept. 22, 2020

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As for St. Paul’s plans for no more blue lights in its ground-floor bathrooms (so that druggies will feel welcome), I think most people would agree that shooting up in a hospital is not the greatest idea to begin with.

But Tracy Muggli, executive director of St. Paul’s, holds that “blue lights might promote a stigmatization of people who use injection drugs.” Now we wouldn’t want that, would we?

So in this brave new world, I guess it’s buildings we can’t afford, policies few understand, and the devil take the hindmost.

Wayne Eyre
Saskatoon

Acclamations reduce voter turnout

Re: Acclamation a disservice to democracy (SP, Sept. 11)

Tiffany Paulson makes a valid point that an acclamation in an election does a “disservice to constituents...

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Why small businesses are best placed to manage post-Covid mental health

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Because of closer relationships with their employees, small firms are in an ideal position to spot if and when somebody is struggling with their mental health. Christine Husbands looks at how this should be approached as staff return to the workplace.

As lockdown measures begin to ease, despite the reintroduction of restrictions in some areas in England and Wales, many employees are now being encouraged back into the workplace after months of working from home or furlough.

Although this return to ‘normal’ is welcomed by some, many employees will have concerns about this. When coupled with other stressors, this can have a significant impact on their mental wellbeing.

Whilst large businesses may have the benefit of an HR department and a range of support services, in real...

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Cart manufacturer CEO testifies at Saskatoon workplace fatality trial


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The trial has heard the cart collapsed after Ndayishimiye’s co-worker removed two safety pins in order to move the cart into a tight space, alone.

Eric Ndayishimiye, the 21-year-old man who died while working on the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan -- now called the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital -- on July 21, 2016.
Eric Ndayishimiye, the 21-year-old man who died while working on the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan — now called the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital — on July 21, 2016. Photo by FACEBOOK /Saskatoon

Ndayishimiye worked for Banff Constructors, the construction subcontractor that is also on trial for allegedly failing to provide proper training and failing to arrange for the safe use of trolleys.

Testifying from his office in Italy, Strunz said the agreement for the table cart was between Pilosio and Graham Construction, the general contractor...

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Government to mandate areas modern slavery statements should cover

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Organisations will be required to regularly publish their modern slavery statements via a new government reporting service and must be transparent about how they conduct their risk assessments and due diligence.

Large organisations, government departments and local authorities in England and Wales with an annual turnover or budget of £36 million will need to publish their statements on a portal similar to that used for gender pay gap reporting, which will be launched in early 2021.

This, the Home Office said, would make it easier for organisations to be held accountable for the steps they take to ensure modern slavery does not exist in their supply chains.

Until now, public sector organisations have not been requi...

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Fighting India’s Bonded Labour During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Part 1

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Migration & Refugees

Trafficking survivor Devendra Kumar Mulayam, who hails from Shahapur in the Chandouli district of Uttar Pradesh, had to begin working at age 12 to help pay off the two loans his father had taken out. Credit: Rina Mukherji/IPS

Trafficking survivor Devendra Kumar Mulayam, who hails from Shahapur in the Chandouli district of Uttar Pradesh, had to begin working at age 12 to help pay off the two loans his father had taken out. Credit: Rina Mukherji/IPS

PUNE, India, Sep 22 2020 (IPS) – One of the worst fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the closure of industries in India, which caused thousands of migrant labourers to return home to villages in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal...

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پاورپوینت تمامی دروس ادبیات فارسی یازدهم

درس عربی یکی از درس های مهم و اصلی در تمام رشته های دوازدهم میباشد که در لینک زیر گام به گام این درس را میتوانید دریافت نمایید. شما میتوانید گام به گام ریاضی دوازدهم را در لینک زیر دریافت نمایید. و آخرین گام به گامی که برای شما دانش آموزان و کاربران همیشگی نمره برتر قرار داده ایم مربوط به درس فلسفه میباشد که میتوانید آنرا به صورت رایگان دریافت نمایید. در لینک زیر برای شما دانش آموزان گام به گام هندسه دوازدهم را قرار داده ایم که میتوانید آن را دریافت نمایید. طرح پرسش فراتر از این محدوده ها مجاز نیست ؛ برای مثال در صفحه 34 شیمی دهم که رسم آرایش الکترونی ، عنصر ها را به 36 عنصر نخست جدول دوره ای ، محدود کرده است. در این مطلب از سایت وب درس پاورپوینت فصل سوم ریاضی یازدهم تجربی را برای شما عزیزان یازدهمی و دبیران محترم متوسطه قرار دادیم ...

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Saskatoon care centre will aim to relieve crowded ER

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Saskatchewan’s government hopes a new kind of health facility will give patients in its largest cities an alternative to the emergency room.

On Tuesday, Premier Scott Moe pledged $30 million for urgent care centres in Saskatoon and Regina for patients whose conditions are not life-threatening but may still require urgent care.

He billed it as a way of taking pressure off the province’s major urban tertiary hospitals, which have periodically struggled with growing wait times and overcrowding. 

“The goal is that people will be able to access care quicker,” Moe said at an unveiling in Saskatoon. 

Each of the urgent care centres in Saskatoon and Regina is expected to cost $15 million, funded through a $7...

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One in five employers cut pay in response to pandemic

Businesses have been operating at a significantly reduced capacity Image: Shutterstock

Almost a fifth (18%) of organisations have had to cut pay because of the pressures brought by the pandemic, while many more say they are prepared to do so if necessary for their survival.

This is according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which in a survey for The Times found a second lockdown and a no-deal Brexit were among the most pressing economic concerns for employers.

Boris Johnson is set to tell the nation to work from home where possible in a television broadcast tonight, which is likely to have an effect on organisations’ plans for recovery. He will also announce that pubs and restaurants will have to close at 10pm from Thursday.

While some firms have already slashed pay and 30%...

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‘Populist’ Macroeconomic Policy

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BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 22 2020 (IPS) – ‘Ethno-populism’ has emerged and spread in recent decades in response to the mixed consequences of neoliberal globalization. It appropriates nationalist rhetoric for narrow ethnic, religious, cultural or other communal ends, typically with a chauvinist, jingoist rejection of selected Others as politically expedient.

Vladimir Popov

Politics of macroeconomic policy
Most elected governments in the world typically rely on the political support of coalitions among different interest groups, including classes...

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Saskatoon police lay charges after chase

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A 20-year-old man faces charges after allegedly fleeing from Saskatoon police early Monday morning.

Police said they responded to a parking lot in the 3500 block of Eighth Street when a woman reported that a man came up and started yelling and hitting her vehicle while she was sitting inside.

Police said the man and the woman were known to each other. While the suspect was not found at the scene, officers located his vehicle nearby.

The suspect came back to his vehicle around 1:30 a.m., refused to listen to instructions when confronted by officers, got into his vehicle and sped off, police said in a news release.

They found the vehicle abandoned in the 1100 block of McKercher Drive...

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