AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Trading Amazon.co.uk extends affiliate programme to include 3rd party sales Online retailer Amazon.co.uk will now pay its affiliates 2.5% in referral fees for third-party sales they generate, in addition to the usual referral fees they receive for thousands of Amazon.co.uk products.Many charities earn income by acting as Amazon Associates or affiliates and sending paying customers from their Web site or e-mail newsletters to the Amazon.co.uk Web site. Amazon will pay up to 15% for each book, CD, video or other item sold as a result of such a visit.Now Amazon is letting affiliates earn income from generating third party sales on its Web site. The 2.5% commission will apply to all sales generated in the Amazon Marketplace area, where individuals can sell new and used items. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 14 November 2003 | News This development is temporary although Amazon.co.uk say that they are considering extending it into next year.Whether that happens or not, this should help boost pre-Christmas income for Amazon.co.uk affiliates.If you haven’t explored earning income from your Web site as an Amazon.co.uk associate, find out more from Amazon.co.uk.
By a foreign resident in Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicAnother human tragedy against the Haitian people is in the making as officials in the Dominican Republic prepare to deport tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of Haitians. Families are being ripped apart as Haitian workers are expelled.For the past year, the government of President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Liberation Party and conservative political forces have been whipping up a campaign of hysteria against Haitian workers in the DR.Haitians in the DR are largely employed in public and private construction (80 percent of the labor force in construction), in agriculture (95 percent of the workforce in agriculture) and in domestic services. They are often paid off the books and receive the lowest of wages while employers avoid paying the monetary deductions required for medical care, pensions and other protections.For example, Haitian construction workers can be paid 450 pesos per day or less. They work from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. At current exchange rates, this converts to 83 U.S. cents per hour.Agricultural workers can earn 250 pesos ($5.50) per day or less. Domestic service workers labor six days per week and can receive 5,000 pesos ($111) per month.Some businessmen call immigration agents at the end of a pay period and have their workers deported, so as to avoid paying Haitian workers any salary at all.Intimidation, threats of deportationMinister of the Interior and Police José Fadul has announced repeatedly that soldiers and immigration agents will conduct deportations of Haitians after June 17, when all foreigners were required to register under the Foreigner Regularization Plan.Thus far, 288,466 persons of the 768,783 immigrants counted in the national census of 2012 have registered. Of the total number, 668,145 are Haitians. All but a tiny minority face deportation. The DR has a population of 9,700,000.Additionally, another 209,912 Dominicans of Haitian descent face deportation. These Dominicans were born in the DR and have lived and worked here for decades, since before a new Constitution was established in 2010 by the capitalist politicians. It consciously redefined Dominican citizenship so as to exclude persons of Haitian descent.According to Fadul, only 4,600 immigrants have “completed” the required documents of the Regularization Plan — less than 2 percent of the applicants, who now have 45 days to complete their registration. If the remaining 98 percent of the applicants do not fulfill the requirements of the Regularization Plan, they too face deportation.Requirements of the Regularization Plan include passports, birth certificates, identity cards, proof of employment (wage receipts or letters from employers), apartment/home rental leases, letters from neighborhood associations, bank accounts, credit cards, vehicle registration papers, receipts for personal property, and so on — unobtainable requirements for a poor, impoverished population that is subjected to constant discrimination and superexploitation.Fadul has publicly admitted that business people have refused to issue certificates to their Haitian employees, which means that the majority of Haitians face deportation even if they have applied for regularization.Another barrier is the cost of obtaining notarized documents — 500 pesos or more per document, or a whole day’s pay. Lawyers charge 10,000 pesos or more — one month’s salary — to help process the applications. Some applicants have had to make up to 10 visits to the offices of the Registration Plan and wait in line from sunrise to sundown, surrounded by riot police they often have to bribe in order to be permitted to register.How can undocumented workers and their families afford all these accumulated costs? They can’t. The Registration Plan is a calculated long-term strategy to deport Haitians and to steer the attention of the other people in the Dominican Republic against Haitians, falsely blaming them for the ongoing poverty in the DR.Fadul repeats every week that thousands of military troops have been mobilized, readied and assigned to immigration authorities, that buses have been purchased and provided (pictures of the buses appearing in the press) to implement the impending deportations. Military installations such as Fort Beller in Dajabón and others are being readied as detention centers.According to Fadul, Haitian deportees will be taken to Haiti through four border points: Dajabón, Jimaní, Pedernales and Elías Piña, where Haitian authorities will receive them.Under daily psychological pressure, intimidation by Dominican authorities and violent racist attacks, thousands of Haitians have already left in fear of being deported and losing their personal belongings. Immigration police continue detaining and deporting at will, separating families that have lived here for decades. Many adults expelled are facing permanent separation from their children.Racist violence against HaitiansThis April, it was alleged that Haitians had murdered a Dominican youth in the city of Moca. As a consequence of the anti-Haitian hysteria, mobs of Dominican youth attacked and expelled 500 Haitians from Moca.This racist attack was recorded and shown on Dominican television, and is posted on YouTube under the title “Sacan haitianos a la fuerza en Moca y destruyen sus pertenencias” — “Haitians are expelled by force in Moca and their belongings are destroyed.”The mob attacks in Moca galvanized both racist and anti-racist forces in the DR, propelling many Dominicans to denounce racist mob violence against Haitians on the major TV stations and in the newspapers, and forcing authorities to arrest some of the individuals involved in these attacks.Another horrendous racist crime that demonstrates the effects of the government campaign against Haitians is the lynching of “Tilile” (Jean Claude Harry), a shoeshine worker with a wife and children. He was lynched in a public park in Santiago in February, his body beaten and his hands and feet bound by rope. Santiago is the second-largest city of the DR.Even though this atrocity was widely condemned by Dominicans and Haitians, it shows the real threat that Haitians face.Increasing poverty alongside capitalist growthAccording to the World Bank, “In the last 20 years, the DR has been one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America, with an average GDP growth of around 5.5 percent between 1991 and 2013. Despite this phenomenal economic performance, poverty today is higher than in 2000. Poverty increased from 32 percent of the population in 2000 to nearly 50 percent in 2004, following the financial and economic crisis of 2003, to gradually decline to 41 percent in 2011.”The World Bank notes that Haitian workers on average earn 60 percent of what Dominicans earn. Haitians in agriculture receive 50 percent of what Dominicans are paid. “Haitian immigration benefits the economy of the Dominican Republic, offering companies a young workforce and relatively low wages,” says the World Bank in its March 30 report “Haiti and Dominican Republic: more than sum of the parts.” Is it any wonder that the bourgeoisie is so happy, with the record profits extracted from both Haitian and Dominican workers?In the DR the majority of the work force is classified as “informal.” Informal workers are not registered as employees of a company and thus don’t receive medical coverage, pensions or other worker protections.There is no national minimum wage. In fact, there are 13 different minimum wage scales pertaining to different sectors of the economy: agriculture, construction, small, medium and large commercial enterprises, free trade zones, government employees, etc. Some 65 percent of the working population make less than 10,000 pesos per month ($56 per week) and real unemployment is estimated to be above 20 percent.If not for the remittances sent by Dominican workers abroad, amounting to $4.6 billion in 2014 (an average of $474 for every person in the DR), these economic conditions would have caused a social explosion.Unity, international solidarity neededAs can be seen in the current crisis, racism and national oppression not only enslave Haitians but also fortify the oppression of Dominican workers as well, for both are exploited by the same capitalists. What the current juncture needs is for a united struggle of both Dominicans and Haitians to emerge against the capitalist system, which enslaves all the workers. And at this moment of crisis, international solidarity in defense of the Haitian workers in the DR would be very timely and helpful.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Linkedin Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Ten different players scored for TCU in the resounding win. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com. Twitter Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post ReddIt printTen different players scored for TCU in the resounding win. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comTCU men’s basketball earned a resounding 79-50 win over Lamar on Saturday afternoon in Schollmaier Arena.First-year guard PJ Fuller was instrumental in the Frogs’ success, scoring a career and game-high 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go with five assists.The game was close for all of eight minutes, with the Frogs closing out the first half on a 29-5 run to blow the game wide open. Along with strong offensive play, TCU was playing well on the defensive end of the court, holding Lamar to 28% shooting in the first 20 minutes.The second half was no different, as the Frogs made it rain from behind the arc and kept the Cardinals locked down on defense. Lamar did not score for the final 4:30 of the game.TCU made 13 three-pointers as a team in the contest, shooting a collective 44.8% from behind-the-arc.Guard Edric Dennis Jr. went 4-for-5 from deep for TCU, scoring 14 points overall.Joining Fuller and Dennis in double-digits were guard R.J. Nembhard and center Kevin Samuel. Nembhard scored 13 points to go with nine assists and seven rebounds, while Samuel recorded his sixth double-double of the year behind 10 points and 11 rebounds.The Frogs will have the week off before facing No. 23 Xavier at home next weekend as part of the inaugural Big 12/Big East Battle. Tip-off at Schollmaier Arena is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 and will be televised on ESPN2. Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Twitter Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Previous articleThat stings: Volleyball sees season end in NIVC semifinals loss to Yellow JacketsNext articleSupreme Court’s landmark campaign finance case approaches 10-year anniversary Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook
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Clermont Sherrif’s Office(TATE TOWNSHIP, Ohio) — A U.S. airman was arrested and charged over the weekend for allegedly helping an Ohio woman kill her husband, according to police.Tech Sgt. Michael Clark, 33, was charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder on Saturday in the death of 42-year-old Jason Hamrick, who was found dead in a ditch outside of his home last week, according to police.Hamrick’s wife, Angelina Hamrick, 32, was also arrested on Saturday and charged with one count of aggravated murder, according to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.Jason Hamrick was found dead in a ditch on the couple’s property in Tate Township, Ohio, on June 30. The sheriff’s office did not offer details on how the man may have died, but they said Clark, of Abilene, Texas, was arrested “for his involvement in the homicide.”The suspects were taken into police custody without incident on Saturday morning. It’s unclear how authorities connected them to the murder, but the sheriff’s office said the U.S. Air Force and the local police department assisted in the investigation.A spokesperson for the Dyess Air Force Base in Taylor County, Texas, confirmed that is was cooperating with the probe.“We are fully aware that TSgt Clark was arrested for conspiracy to commit aggravated murder,” a spokesperson told ABC affiliate KTXS in a statement. “It is currently under investigation by Clermont County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio. They are very serious allegations and go against everything we stand for as United States Air Force airmen.”Clark and Angelina Hamrick are both scheduled for arraignment on Monday. They were being held at the Clermont County Jail as of Sunday evening.The sheriff’s office said anyone “with information regarding this incident or any suspicious activity” near the couple’s home between Friday, June 28, and Sunday, June 30th, should contact police immediately.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
COA: Hotel Did Not Conspire To Commit Theft From Guests RoomOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Court of Appeals decided Wednesday that an Evansville hotel cannot be considered negligent after its employees allowed a man into a guest room without the guests’ permission, resulting in the theft of the guests’ personal property.After a fire at their home, Brenda and John Smith became guests at a Comfort Inn in Evansville on Aug. 7, 2012, but were arrested and incarcerated for two weeks on Aug. 18 before posting bail. Before their arrest, the Smiths had deposited an insurance draft in the hotel’s safebox and had also brought some personal property that had survived the fire into their room, including a coin collection and sports memorabilia.While they were in jail, Comfort Inn staff allowed Daniel Crawley into the Smiths’ room without the couple’s permission, and Crawly took all of the couple’s personal possessions. Additionally, the hotel handed the contents of the safety deposit box to Luke Warren, who was also not authorized to handle the Smiths’ possessions. However, they were able to recover the insurance draft from Warren after their release.The Smiths filed a negligence complaint against Comfort Inn in September 2013 for allowing Crawley to enter their room and remove their personal belongings. Comfort Inn filed a motion for summary judgment in January 2015, arguing that there was no genuine issue of material fact that its “maximum liability, if any, to the (Smiths is) capped at one hundred dollars,” pursuant to Indiana code.In its September 2015 findings, the Vanderburgh Circuit Court wrote that, “the (Comfort Inn) has no liability to (the Smiths) or any other party for any money, jewelry, ornaments, furs, bank notes, bonds, negotiable security, or other valuable property…since (the Smiths) failed to deliver any such property to the person in charge of the office for deposit in a safe.” The trial court further wrote that any liability Comfort Inn had could not exceed $200.The Smiths appealed, but the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the summary judgment in favor of Comfort Inn, pointing to the Innkeeper Statute in its decision.Under the statute, an innkeeper’s liability related to personal property is capped at $200. The Smiths argued in their appeal that the statute is not applicable in their case because “Comfort Inn’s agents facilitated that theft of (their) property” and, therefore, was negligent.But the appellate court wrote Wednesday that there was no evidence that Comfort Inn had conspired with Crawley to steal the couple’s personal property.“In fact, by specifically relying on a negligence theory in an attempt to establish an intentional tort or criminal activity on the part of the Comfort Inn, the Smiths place their situation squarely within the statutory provision,” the court wrote.Judge L. Mark Bailey concurred in result without a separate opinion.The Court of Appeals upheld summary judgment in favor of Comfort Inn. The case is Brenda K. (Layman) Smith and John C. Smith v. Dunn Hospitality Group Manager, Inc. d/b/a Comfort Inn, 82A05-1509-CT-1635.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
== Patisserie to pay out ==Patisserie chain, Le Pain Quotidien has been ordered to pay £27,000 after a customer fell 12ft down an open delivery hatch in the shop floor in Kensington, West London. Doctor Mohan Gopal crashed into lift machinery before landing on the basement floor of the shop. Village du Pain, the chain’s parent company, was ordered to pay £7,500 in compensation, £7,000 in costs and fined £12,500.== Britvic restructures ==Britvic Ireland has announced proposals to “restructure and right-size its operations”, which could result in 145 job cuts at Britvic Ireland. The business is currently in consultation with staff on the plans, which it has said seek to “underpin sustainable business growth and enhance group integration”.== Scots explore exports ==Industry organisation Scotland Food and Drink is to hold a two-day conference, which will look at ways for Scottish producers and SMEs to tap into export markets. The International Conference, on 11 February and 26 March, will be held at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry.== UK barista final ==ScotHot, the Scottish foodservice and hospitality event, is to host the final of the UK Barista Championships 2009 on Wednesday, 4 March, alongside the show’s newest feature, Café Life Scotland. Twenty-four UK baristas, will battle it out to win a trip to represent the UK in the World Barista Championships.Scottish bakery finedGalashiels-based Scottish bakery Jackie Lunn has been fined £3,500 at Selkirk Sheriff’s Court, after a teenage girl suffered injuries to her hand, crushed as she fed dough into a biscuit-making machine.
Co Londonderry-based artisan bakery Genesis Crafty has launched a new Irish Bakery range in Marks & Spencer, after successfully gaining supplier accreditation from the retailer.The range is now available in 38 stores throughout Ireland and features four-packs of Iced Tops (iced Madeira buns), Jammy Rounds (Madeira buns dipped in raspberry syrup and coated in coconut) and Jam Bakes (pastry cases filled with jam and topped with Madeira sponge), which will sit alongside M&S’ Irish breads and morning goods ranges.Genesis will also supply apple and rhubarb pies, both part-baked and frozen, for bake-off in M&S’ in-store bakeries.“For M&S to have chosen Genesis as a partner is a major vote of confidence in the skills of our bakers and our company values,” commented Brian McErlain, managing director. He added that the firm has already had enquiries from other leading retailers about developing own-brand ranges for them.Genesis is only the 16th food and drink company in Northern Ireland to successfully gain M&S supplier accreditation.