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Hundreds of Clark County instructors at risk of losing job, under 2015 state law

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An obscure state law passed in 2015 might require hundreds of Clark County instructors out of a job. That’s unless they can spend for a costly class, required to keep their licenses.

The state provided instructors 3 years to comply. State law requires instructors hired in 2015 or later to take a ‘Household Engagement’ course. It’s offered at 11 universities, in-person or online.

The state law affects teachers from out-of-state, who don’t have a course-equivalent completed. The class can cost up to $1,400. It’s a concern that falls on teachers to pay.

“This is an issue,” CCEA executive director John Vellardita stated. “This is not some inconsequential issue.”

Educators have been scrambling to get back into the class. This time it was to sign up for a college course, needed to keep their licenses.

“Their expense cost can be anywhere from $700 to 1,400 to do it,” Vellardita stated.

It’s called the ‘Family Engagement’ course. Location universities have developed curricula to meet the state requirements.

“The idea – the intent behind it is actually excellent: to try to involve moms and dads and households of trainees being taught in the school system,” Vellardita said.

While it ended up being a requirement back in 2015, teachers have been concerned about its approaching deadline.

“We have actually heard as high as 900 in Clark County alone,” Vellardita stated. “There’s presently 450 jobs. You want to release 900. All of abrupt you have a significant crisis.”

He said the county counts on recruiting out-of-state, and it can not pay for to lose competent instructors.

“There’s a variety of educators that do not have this college credit, and what? We’re going to let them go? Not going to occur,” he said.

While Vellardita stated the course does have its benefits, the expense shouldn’t fall on instructors.

“I think there must be more of an investment on the part of the state and, or the district for a teacher to acquire these since that problem is pretty considerable,” he said.

With time running out, Vellardita stated he hopes the state will make emergency situation modifications to offer instructors a chance to comply.

“You don’t let 900 qualified, qualified, accomplished educators leave the door, especially when you have a crisis of shortage, because of this issue,” Vellardita stated.

CCSD delayed concerns to the Department of Education which did not right away have a response.There are already 450

open teaching jobs in Clark County. A state requirement passed in 2015 may force up to 900 more teachers from the system. That’s unless they can pay for a required’family engagement’ course to keep their licenses. Picture of courses offered: @FOX5Vegas pic.twitter.com/qhQvUGmXSl!.?.!— Tiana Bohner(@FOX5_Tiana) April 25, 2018 Copyright 2018 KVVU( KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

U.S. stocks on two-day losing streak as health stocks fall

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Richard Drew/ AP In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017|3:12 p.m.

New York City– So that’s what a losing streak feels like. Stocks fell for the 2nd day in a row Friday, which had not occurred in a month, as Amazon put a scare into yet another industry: medical device and healthcare devices companies.

Those companies slumped after an expert for Citi Financial investment Research said Amazon might be on the verge of shocking their market by speeding up distribution and cutting prices. Energy companies gave up some of their recent gains while sellers, media companies and household products business moved higher. Stocks finished the week with small losses, ending an eight-week winning streak.

One factor in those losses was unpredictability over the Republican politician strategy to cut taxes. Stocks dipped Thursday after Senate Republicans proposed leaving business tax rates alone in 2018 prior to cutting them in 2019. That surprised financiers, who pulled stocks down slightly from their current record highs.

“We would expect a little bit more of that as we get more delays and unpredictability in the tax strategy,” said Sean Lynch, the co-head of worldwide equity strategy for Wells Fargo Investment Institute. Lynch stated an eventual tax cut for companies, and for a minimum of some people, would offer investors “a dosage of confidence” that business earnings will grow a bit quicker and the economy and stock market will increase for a bit longer.

The Requirement & & Poor’s 500 index lost 2.32 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,582.30. The Dow Jones commercial average slid 39.73 points, or 0.2 percent, to 23,422.21. The Nasdaq composite turned higher and rose 0.89 points to 6,750.94. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks inched up 0.26 points to 1,475.27.

The S&P 500 set an all-time high on Wednesday, however ended up the week down 0.2 percent. The index had gained five percent over its winning streak, the longest in nearly 4 years. The Russell 2000, which is comprised of smaller companies that may benefit more from a corporate tax cut, fell 1.3 percent this week. That was its biggest loss in three months.

Citi Investment Research study analyst Amit Hazan wrote Friday that Amazon is making fast progress in the medical supply field and could quickly begin distributing items to health centers, as some organizations appear thinking about working with the online retail giant.

“New online distribution/wholesaling models like Amazon’s will concern dominate the supply chain” in coming years, Hazan stated.

Baxter International, which offers intravenous pumps and other medical facility devices, fell $1.35, or 2.1 percent, to $64.04. Becton, Dickinson dipped $5.25, or 2.3 percent, to $219.23. Medical device maker Medtronic moved $1.48, or 1.8 percent, to $79.33.

Competitors with Amazon has actually injured retailers for years and the online giant has likewise pressured supermarkets and grocery stores with its purchase of Whole Foods. In current weeks, healthcare item business, medication suppliers and drugstores have actually all fallen as Wall Street questioned what Amazon’s logistics knowledge and its willingness to slash prices will do to their organisations. Drugstores CVS and Walgreens leapt Friday; financiers may be alleviated that Amazon could turn its focus to industries they are less associated with.

Long-suffering department stores made gains Friday. J.C. Penney advanced 42 cents, or 15.3 percent, to $3.17 after it said a closely-watched sales measurement grew for the very first time in more than a year. The business also took a smaller sized quarterly loss than experts had actually anticipated. Macy’s developed on its 11 percent dive a day earlier and included another 48 cents, or 2.5 percent, to $19.98. Rival Kohl’s increased $1.87, or 4.5 percent, to $43.04. All those companies have seen their sales and stocks topple in big part due to the fact that of increasing online competitors.

Walt Disney Co. increased $2.10, or 2 percent, to $104.78 after it stated it got bigger payments from cable television business for ESPN and provided more details about its scheduled sports streaming services. The business likewise announced prepare for a brand-new “Star Wars” movie trilogy. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” released in late 2015, earned about $2 billion and financiers have high wish for next month’s “The Last Jedi.”

U.S. petroleum lost 43 cents to $56.74 a barrel in New york city. Brent crude, utilized to cost international oils, gave up 41 cents to $63.52 a barrel in London.

Wholesale fuel quit 1 cent to $1.81 a gallon. Heating oil lost 1 cent to $1.93 a gallon. Natural gas increased 1 cent to $3.21 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Bond costs slumped. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.38 percent from 2.34 percent.

Gold dropped $13.30, or 1 percent, to $1,274.20 an ounce. Silver fell 10 cents to $16.87 an ounce. Copper lost 1 cent to $3.08 a pound.

The dollar rose to 113.54 yen from 113.32 yen. The euro was up to $1.1618 from $1.1643.

The FTSE 100 index in Britain fell 0.7 percent. The French CAC 40 lost 0.5 percent and the German DAX dipped 0.4 percent. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.8 percent and South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.3 percent. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng dipped less than 0.1 percent.

United States labor force in threat of losing securities

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017|2 a.m.

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The U.S. federal government has tried for years– and with considerable success– to make workplaces much safer; to supply open door to research study, info and standards to notify finest practices for businesses of all sizes; and to enforce the law when unscrupulous business put workers at danger.

In a flurry of current activity focused on cutting the spending plan and rolling back securities, the Trump administration is jeopardizing employee security. If you work, or know someone who does, you have to pay attention– individuals’s lives are literally at stake.

People like 25-year-old Donovan Weber who suffocated in a trench collapse in Minnesota. Or Michael McCort, Christopher Irvin, Antonio Navarrete and Frank Lee Jones who were eliminated at a power plant in Florida when molten slag reaching 1,000 degrees poured down on them as they attempted to unplug a tank. Or Wanda Holbrook, whose head was crushed by a malfunctioning robot as she adjusted equipment in Michigan.

Every day in the United States, 13 individuals are killed as a direct outcome of hazardous working conditions. And, more than 10 times that number die of work-related illness that are less sudden however no less terrible. Diseases such as cancer due to direct exposure to radiation and chemicals, or devastating and irreparable health problems such as silicosis, black lung and asbestosis. All informed, an approximated 50,000 to 60,000 U.S. employees pass away of occupational diseases each year– an astonishing number that hardly ever makes headlines.

And after that there are the almost 3 million non-fatal injuries and illnesses reported in 2015 simply among private market employees alone, although Bureau of Labor Statistics research studies put the actual number closer to 5 million. These occur daily in factories, workplaces and hospitals and on farms, fishing vessels and building and construction sites. Some injuries are short-term, with a fast recovery. Others change lives– completely.

Having actually committed the majority of our own working lives to attempting to enhance employee health and safety, here’s exactly what we know for particular: The huge majority of these deaths, diseases and injuries are preventable.

Our concern now is that we are in danger of going backwards. Considering that January, we have actually seen delays and rollbacks in work environment protections. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed deteriorating protections for employees exposed to cancer-causing beryllium and postponed enforcement of its silica guideline, increasing the likely occurrence of lung illness. It has actually delayed the electronic submission of injury and disease data and stopped launching public details about enforcement actions, hindering public and scientists’ access to data that can inform avoidance.

And Congress has actually completely terminated OSHA’s capability to fine companies with a long-standing pattern of injury and disease record-keeping infractions, a previously crucial signal to others in the industry.

Similarly uneasy are proposed spending plan cuts for research, education and training created to improve the health and safety of our nation’s workplaces– research study that boosts knowledge on existing and future risks; that underpins government policies and workplace practices; and that stimulates developments in office security.

The Trump administration proposed a 40 percent cut in the budget plan of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the country’s primary federal firm carrying out research, transferring knowledge to companies and workers, and making recommendations for preventing work-related illness and injury. It is likewise the only federal firm that supports education and training of workplace health and safety specialists.

A cut of this magnitude would have dire impacts on the federal government’s capability to keep its office guidelines up to date with the current research study, and would greatly minimize the accessibility of work environment health and wellness specialists that service both employers and employees. While some in Congress have currently scaled back the decrease, they have actually not eliminated it.

From an economic viewpoint, limiting research and rolling back science-based safeguards are shortsighted at best. The social cost of work-related casualties, injuries and diseases was approximated at $250 billion in 2007 based upon medical costs and productivity losses alone. Government investment in office safety and health is simply smart cash that pays dividends for employers, workers and our country’s economic well-being overall.

Rolling back and delaying science-based safeguards, or scaling back the research had to comprehend threats, exposures, dangers and solutions deteriorates the health and vigor of our country’s labor force.

For the sake of our own liked ones– and the cumulative welfare of the country’s present and future workforce, it is a time for vigilance and voice on behalf worker health and wellness research and enforcement.

We have to raise our voices, speak out, and hold our elected leaders responsible for making sure that our science-based employee protections remain strong.

Kathleen Rest is the executive director of the Union of Concerned Scientists and former acting director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. David Michaels is a professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and the previous assistant secretary of labor

D.C.’s ‘golden couple’ losing their shimmer

Saturday, July 15, 2017|2 a.m.

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have actually tried their finest to skyrocket gracefully above the raging dumpster fire that is the Trump administration. Unhappily for the good-looking couple, gravity makes no allowances for beauty.

Kushner, currently reported to be a “individual of interest” in the Justice Department probe of the Trump project, is probably the individual with the most to lose from the discovery that the campaign did, after all, a minimum of effort to collude with the Russian government to boost Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election.

The president’s hapless oldest boy, Donald Trump Jr.– who convened the June 2016 conference with a Russian legal representative for the function of acquiring dirt on Hillary Clinton– had no functional function in the campaign. Paul Manafort, who also participated in, was the campaign’s chairman; but his lots of shady organisation negotiations with numerous Ukrainian and Russian characters were already under scrutiny, so the encounter with attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya could be seen as simply another item on the list.

Kushner was at the meeting too, however, and he had oversight of the campaign’s digital operations.

That might be an issue, offered the United States intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia hindered the election which the meddling happened mostly in cyberspace.

And unlike the other individuals, Kushner has a main position in the Trump administration. He serves in the White House as a senior consultant to the president with duty for numerous prominent efforts– and with a top-secret security clearance, which should instantly be withdrawed.

Trump Jr. states that Kushner didn’t remain long at the session with Veselnitskaya and that no damaging details about Clinton was imparted.

But since he kept the meeting secret for more than a year, scoffing indignantly at the very notion of collusion with the Russians, then twice lied about the nature of the conference prior to lastly coming clean, nobody ought to believe another word Trump Jr. states on the topic. At least, not up until unique counsel Robert Mueller puts him under oath, which I think is likely to take place.

At one point in his altering story, Trump Jr. claimed that Kushner and Manafort didn’t even understand exactly what the meeting had to do with. Yet he copied both of them on an e-mail chain that starts with an intermediary’s deal of campaign help from the “Russian government.”

The appropriate thing to do would have been to call the FBI, but this crowd understands absolutely nothing of propriety.

The Veselnitskaya encounter was among more than 100 conferences or telephone call with foreigners that in some way slipped Kushner’s mind when he got his security clearance. He revealed this one in one of his subsequent efforts to modify the kind.

It is difficult to picture exactly what connection Kushner may have needed to the Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee computer systems and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails. But there was another component of the clandestine effort to help Trump get elected: Investigators believe that as Election Day approached, Russian trolls and “bots” flooded the social media accounts of essential citizens in swing states with “fake news” disinformation about Clinton, according to a report Wednesday by McClatchy papers.

How would the Russians know which citizens to target, down to the precinct level, in states such as Wisconsin and Michigan? This is a concern that undoubtedly will be positioned to Kushner, since at the time he took place to be overseeing an advanced digital campaign operation that tracked citizens at a granular level.

Ivanka Trump’s name has actually not appeared in the Russia affair. But she, like her husband, is acting as a governmental advisor, and she received unwanted attention when she quickly took her father’s place at the head table throughout the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

We anticipate officials representing our country to have actually been elected by the citizens or appointed because of benefit, not set up by the caprices of genetics.

She likewise got undesirable analysis when three labor activists were detained in May for investigating supposed sweatshop practices at a factory in China where Ivanka Trump shoes have been manufactured.

Amongst Manhattan’s progressive upper crust, Jared and Ivanka– they actually are first-name-only celebrities at this moment– were expected to at least temper the hard-right policy positions being pushed by other presidential advisors. If this certainly is what they are attempting to do, they’ve had minimal impact to this day.

Composing in Time publication, Henry Kissinger wished Kushner well “in his difficult function flying close to the sun.” Jared and Ivanka have first-class educations. They know how the Icarus story ends.

Eugene Robinson is a columnist for the Washington Post.