Will Speaker Joe Straus Reappoint Dem Committee Chair Who Called Republicans Stupid, Ignorant?

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Written by Rhymes With Right You may recall that I mentioned a quote from Democrat State Representative Senfronia Thompson that appeared in Wednesday’s Houston Chronicle. “Ignorance will not prevail,” Thompson said while watching returns from the party’s Harris County headquarters. “I am…

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Our view: Why Roush should say no and decline reappointment #vaga2015 #vapol
It’s time for somebody in Richmond to be the adult in the room.

It’s time for somebody in Richmond to be the adult in the room.

We have a suggestion for who that could be: The disputed Supreme Court Justice Jane Roush.

She, and perhaps she alone, has the power to rise above the juvenile antics of the two parties that have paralyzed our state government, and to set an example that will be remembered for years.

Remembered in a good way, too — not like the Democrats chortling about how they ground things to a halt by abruptly adjourning the state Senate last week because they remembered when Republicans had pulled a similar trick years ago.

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Return of Rebekah Brooks is ‘two fingers up to British public …


Chris Bryant, shadow culture secretary, condemns apparent reappointment of Brooks as News UK chief a year after she was cleared of phone-hacking charges.

Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library appointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced three new appointments to the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

The Guardians role is to advise the Minister on key matters associated with the operation of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

“I am pleased to announce that I am appointing Dr Aroha Harris, Dr Sydney Shep and Dr Jock Phillips for three-year terms. I am privileged to have the opportunity to bring together such a well-qualified group of skilled people to continue the work of the Guardians Kaitiaki”.

“I am also reappointing Helen Tait for a further three-year term. I am appreciative of the strong contribution Ms Tait has brought as Chair of Guardians Kaitiaki”.

“These new appointments bring a greater focus for the Alexander Turnbull Library on next generation libraries, digitisation, and developments in wider access to information.”

Mr Dunne thanked the outgoing members Dr Raewyn Dalziel, Robyn Kamira and Dr Paul Tapsell for their expertise and contribution.

Golden Predator Announces Board and Management Appointments; Provides Annual General Meeting and Corporate Update

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / September 2, 2015 / Golden Predator Mining Corp. (GPY.V) (the “Company” or “Golden Predator”) is pleased to announce that previous Directors Dennis Fentie and Greg Hayes have rejoined the Company’s Board of Directors effective August 31, 2015. In addition, the Board has reappointed Janet Lee-Sheriff as Chief Executive Officer and Greg Hayes as Acting Chief Financial Officer.

Following the appointments the Company has three directors: Dennis Fentie, Greg Hayes and Bradley Thiele. The Company anticipates that, having now met TSX Venture Exchange requirements with respect to board and management composition, the Company’s shares will recommence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange at the opening of markets on Friday, September 4, 2015.

The Company also anticipates that the balance of the Company’s directors who resigned August 20, 2015 (GPY NR15-08) will be re-elected at the Company’s upcoming Annual and Special General Meeting of shareholders to be held this Friday, September 4, 2015.

The reinstatements follow the Company’s successful negotiation with Till Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: TIL; TSXV: TIL) (“Till”) of amendments to the terms of Till’s outstanding loan to the Company originally made in April 2014 in connection with the Company’s acquisition of the Brewery Creek property (GPY NR15-08).

Brewery Creek Promissory Note

The amended terms of the promissory note, which has an outstanding principal amount of CDN$3.7 million, provides for: a) an extended repayment schedule, with the first annual payment of CDN$500,000 made June 1, 2016 and subsequent annual payments of principal plus interest extending through to June 2019; b) return to the Company of the 0.5% net smelter royalty (“NSR”) on the Brewery Creek project and a 1% NSR on the Sonora Gulch property originally granted to Till in connection with the loan; and c) a requirement that all principal and interest be paid in cash (not shares of Golden Predator). Interest will accrue on the outstanding principal amount at 6% per annum through to June 1, 2016, 8% per annum through to June 1, 2017, 10% per annum through to June 1, 2018 and 12% thereafter. As security for repayment of the loan, the Company has granted Till a security interest in its Brewery Creek and 3 Aces properties.

The amendment to the loan is a “related party transaction” within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company is relying on the exemption from the formal valuation requirement in section 5.5(b) of MI 61-101 (as a result of its shares being listed on the TSX Venture Exchange) and the exemption from the minority approval requirement in section in section 5.7(f) of MI 61-101 (as a result of the transaction involving a loan without any equity component).

Annual General and Special Meeting

Till has agreed to withdraw its slate of Board nominees advanced on August 13th, 2015 (GPY NR15-08) and to vote all of the Company’s Class A common shares held by it in support the Company’s original slate of nominees proposed in the Company’s Information Circular dated July 17th, 2015 and filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR.

Management nominees for the Board of Directors are as follows:

William M. Sheriff
Dennis Fentie
Piers McDonald
Jesse Duke
Greg Hayes
Bradley Thiele
Barry Rayment

Meeting location and call-in information:

The Company’s Annual and Special General Meeting with be held on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11 am (Vancouver time) at Suite 1600 - 925 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Shareholders and interested persons are invited to attend the meeting by conference call using the following numbers:

Canada and USA: (Toll Free) 1-877-385-4099
Vancouver: (604) 899-2339
International: + 800-8358-7111
Mexico Only: 001-800-514-0357 (in case of dial-in problems 1-403-232-0994)
Participant Access Code: 2324751#

William Sheriff Resigns from Till Capital Board; Acquires 22% of Golden Predator

William Sheriff (former Chairman of Golden Predator) has resigned his position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Till effectively immediately. In lieu of the cash settlement to which he is entitled under his employment contract with Till, Mr. Sheriff has elected to receive from Till 7,100,000 Golden Predator shares held by Till, comprising 22% of the outstanding Golden Predator shares. Mr. Sheriff now owns 8,534,000 shares (or 26.9%) of the Company. This arrangement reduces Till’s ownership of Golden Predator to 37.3% from its previous 58.9% position. Additionally, Till has granted Mr. Sheriff two assignable options, each with a term of 18 months, to acquire the balance of Till’s 11,812,154 Golden Predator shares.

Golden Predator Mining Corp.

Golden Predator Mining Corp. holds the Brewery Creek Project, a past producing heap leach gold mine with a preliminary economic assessment delivered in Q4 2014. The Company also holds the 3 Aces Gold Project in the Yukon, which it continues to delineate and test, and the Castle West Project in Nevada.

For additional information:

Janet Lee-Sheriff
Chief Executive Officer
(208) 446-6451

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

This press release contains projections and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and the Company’s plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions change.

SOURCE: Golden Predator Mining Corp.

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Rebekah Brooks to resume as News UK CEO on Monday

Rebekah Brooks will complete her return from the professional wilderness on Monday, after News Corp confirmed she would again run the company’s UK newspaper operations - four years after she resigned from the same role at the height of the phone-hacking scandal.

The reappointment, first reported by the Financial Times last week, marks a triumphant return for Ms Brooks, whose career looked in tatters in 2011, when Prime Minister David Cameron and Ed Miliband, then leader of the opposition Labour party, both suggested that she should resign.

She subsequently stood trial for charges related to phone-hacking and payments to public officials, but was acquitted last year.

“It is a privilege to be back among the most talented journalists and executives in the business,” said Ms Brooks.

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“I am confident that we can meet the many challenges of this digital age with a combination of cutting edge technologies and world class journalism.”

She will become chief executive of News UK, publisher of the Sun and the Times newspapers, which accounts for one in every three national newspapers sold in Britain. Her role will include additional responsibilities for “acquisition and development of digital properties”.

The company shake-up will also see Tony Gallagher, deputy editor of the Daily Mail, take over as editor of the Sun, the country’s best-selling daily newspaper. He replaces David Dinsmore, who will become chief operating officer of News UK.

Evan Harris, joint executive director of lobby group Hacked Off, described Ms Brooks’ return as “astonishing”.

“Her defence [in court] was that she was incompetent,” he said.

“In terms of corporate governance, this is the equivalent of 10 Fred Goodwins coming back to run their company”, referring to the disgraced boss of Royal Bank of Scotland.

Ms Brooks replaces Mike Darcey, a former strategist for Sky television, who had been News UK’s chief executive for three years and will leave the company. He championed the Sun’s strategy of offering digital subscriptions, rather than a free, advertising-funded website.

Robert Thomson, News Corp chief executive, said Mr Darcey “came to News UK when the commercial challenges were acute, and ably and admirably steered the business through those turbulent waters”.

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We Have a Contract!

Dear Part Time Faculty Members:

As your bargaining team, we are proud to announce that we have come to a tentative agreement with the MICA administration on a union contract for the part-time faculty at MICA. We formed a union because we recognized that change isn’t going to come from the administration. It’s going to come from us. We strongly encourage you to vote “yes” for this contract.

The first portion of the contract is non-financial. These elements will transform the way that this institution treats the 70 percent of the faculty that is now part time. This nonfinancial element establishes part time faculty members as a bargaining unit with professional evaluation procedures, grievance protection, and rights to be reappointed to courses.

We will have the chance to engage regularly with the administration through the labor management committee and have third party representation in disputes. Part-time faculty members will be able to run for leadership positions in the union itself.

The second portion of the contract is financial. Although there is still a huge gap between what the administration feels part time faculty members should get paid and what we earn, we have improved our ability to move up the pay scale and made a modest step in the direction of pay equity.

As a bargaining team, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished. We’ve pushed the administration to act on many important issues, and in the process established the foundation for self-governance. As a team, we can also say with confidence that we’ve done as much as possible to get the administration to take a step (however minimal,) towards pay equity. That next step is yours: voting for the contract (and joining the union) and turning this union into a forceful, unified organization. Through our union we can continue the fight for just and equitable salaries at MICA.

Approving this contract means that we’re creating an official self-governing body of part time faculty members and taking a place at the table rather than continuing to be on the menu! Approving this contract is a vote for unity and a rejection of the fragmentation and isolation of the MICA adjunct workforce. Approving this contract is a vote that puts us in a position to achieve economic justice. Our union contract is going to remind MICA (once again) that economic justice begins at home. Approving this contract means you are choosing the right to negotiate with the administration and to have a say in your workplace.  Approving this contract is a vote for action. If you feel that your rights are being trampled on – and they are – you now have the opportunity to reclaim your rights as a unified body. Approving this contract is a vote for the future. An established union creates a structure which allows the fight for equality to continue - not just at MICA but united with other faculty in our area and across the country.

When you approve the contract, you will begin paying union dues. Do it with pride. There are forces across the country who are trying to make it impossible for workers to organize or negotiate. They come up with different reasons, and they employ different tactics. They are feeding on isolation, hopelessness, and insecurity. They are trying to create a workforce that has no institutional way of negotiating raises, that is hired at the whims of bosses, and that has no benefits. No union is perfect. There are frustrations, shortfalls, and disappointments. But when you join this one, you’ll be going against that tide – and joining food workers, health workers, day care teachers, park service employees, and others who are fighting against an economic trend that preys on insecurity and fear.

You are now a member of a union. You are making a difference in the once place where it counts most in this country: in your own workplace.


John Barry

Alex Fine

Leslie Shellow

Joshua W. Smith

Diane Wittner

Clark Hill Attorney R. Kevin Williams Named Advisor to a Member of the United States Trade Representative's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations

CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Clark Hill attorney R. Kevin Williams has been named an advisor to David Segura, a member of the United States Trade Representative’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. The committee’s members are appointed by the President of the United States and represent state and local governments, labor, industry, agriculture, small business, service industries, retailers and consumer interests. Williams will support David Segura, Chief Executive Officer of VisionIT, who was reappointed for a second four-year term to the committee by President Obama in April.

Mr. Segura said, “I greatly appreciate Kevin’s extensive experience and background in international trade. His insights will be helpful as we advise our U.S. government leaders on key trade agreements. It is important that these trade agreements provide U.S. entrepreneurs and businesses with new markets to expand their products and solutions thus creating more opportunities for their U.S. workforce.”

Williams is a Member in Clark Hill’s Customs and International Trade Law practice group. He practices Customs and International Trade Law focusing on all aspects of the import and export process including tariff classification and valuation of imported merchandise, country of origin determinations, country of origin marking, intellectual property protection, anti-dumping/countervailing duty cases including representation before the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission, and retaliatory actions such as those taken under Section 301. His legal experience in trade also extends to World Trade Organization, export licensing, Anti-Boycott/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and comprehensive import, as well as export compliance programs.

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Appointments to LIAC announced

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced three new appointments to the Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC).

“I am pleased to announce that I am appointing Brian Morris, Dr Judith Johnston and David Reeves for three-year terms. I believe their wealth of experience will be of great benefit to LIAC”, said Mr Dunne.

“I am also reappointing Carolyn Robertson and Helen Tait for further three-year terms. I am appreciative of the strong contribution these members have already brought to LIAC”.

“I have promoted Sharon Dell to the role of Chair. I am grateful for her willingness to step into this role.”

“LIAC’s role is to advise me on the latest developments and opportunities within the library and information sector. I consider that it remains well placed to handle the challenges ahead.”

Mr Dunne thanked the outgoing members Don Hunn, Haneta Pierce and Brian Flaherty for their expertise and contribution.

Search for Applicants for the CCM Board of Trustees has been Expanded to Four Seats

RANDOLPH — There are now four seats on the County College of Morris Board of Trustees to be filled by the Morris County Board of Freeholders this fall due to a recent trustee resignation.

Morris County residents interested in serving on the CCM Board of Trustees are invited to send their resumes to a special trustees’ search committee of the Morris County Freeholders.

The committee will review all of the applicants and then submit recommendation to the freeholders, who will make the appointments this fall.

Three four-year terms of freeholder-appointed trustees expire at the end of October, while the recent resignation of Trustee William Schievella has resulted in a two-year vacancy that also must be filled. The three sitting trustees also must reapply by the September 6 deadline if they wish to be considered for reappointment.

To qualify for consideration by the search committee, a candidate must be a resident of Morris County for at least four years, and may not hold a current elected office in Morris County or be an employee of Morris County government or CCM.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate independent judgment, distinction in their profession, knowledge of higher education, and a firm commitment to serving the college. A candidate must be willing to commit at least 15-20 hours a month to his or her duties as a college trustee to be considered for appointment.

Duties of trustees include appointing, supporting and evaluating the college president; clarifying and, if necessary, revising the college’s mission statement; ratifying long term plans; approving the college’s educational program; insuring fiscal viability; and maintaining the college’s physical plant.

The CCM search committee requests that resumes be accompanied by a background statement from each applicant outlining why he or she wishes to serve as a trustees and what specific skills the applicant would bring to the board.

Applicants are asked to send eight copies of their resume and that brief background statement to the Office of the Morris County Counsel, County of Morris, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, N.J. 07963-0900.

The County College of Morris Board of Trustees is composed of eleven Morris County residents from business, education, law and other professional fields, who volunteer their services in four-year terms.

By statute, eight members are appointed by the Morris County Freeholders and two members are appointed by the Governor. The Morris County Superintendent of Schools is also a member of the Board by statute. One non-voting CCM graduate member is elected for a one-year term by each year’s graduating class. In addition, the CCM President serves as an ex-officio member.

The Board of Trustees sets policy and has final authority over budgets and expenditures, and the President is responsible for internal administrative operations.

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Search for Applicants for the CCM Board of Trustees has been Expanded to Four Seats was originally published on Parsippany Focus

Oklahoma Workers €™ Penalty Rights, Revisions and Eighteenth amendment

There was a review in reference to the Oklahoma workers’ compensation laws in 2011. The revisions speak to the legal processes along these lines well ceteris paribus the different types of escalator clause. This article thirst for knowledge look at quantified relating to the sections in the revised workers’ compensation program in Oklahoma.
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Brazil's Senate confirms reappointment of prosecutor general

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Senate confirmed on Wednesday the reappointment of Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot, who is leading a massive corruption investigation that has put dozens of politicians under scrutiny for allegedly receiving kickbacks.

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