A labor clash is brewing at a Target Corp. warehouse in New Jersey where the retailer is testing a new approach to distribution. A union representing warehouse workers in the state is trying to organize employees at a Perth Amboy distribution center. The labor group says that Target is treating its staff poorly and that the retailer has launched an anti-union campaign to block the effort. A national union’s efforts to organize workers at an Amazon warehouse on Staten Island haven’t yet resulted in a collective bargaining agreement. Online luxury consignment marketplace the RealReal Inc. opened a warehouse in Perth Amboy last year, its second in the state, and Home Depot Inc. is planning a facility in the city.
February 19, 2020 21:22 UTC
The concert on a recent afternoon was a preview of a splashy touring production set to launch Tuesday in Sheffield, England. Whitney Houston, in hologram. “‘Oh, Whitney didn’t raise her hand past this certain point,’” Robinson recalled hearing with a laugh. And Base brought on Timothy Snell, who like Robinson had experience working with the real Houston, to design the hologram’s virtual outfits. “It’s been eight years since her passing, and it’s been very difficult trying to proceed with projects,” Pat Houston told reporters after the preview.
February 19, 2020 21:11 UTC
New York (CNN) Labor strikes are back. Forty-six thousand GM employees made headlines last year by halting work to ask for stronger protections and better healthcare. The largest job action of 2019 involved 92,700 North Carolina public school teachers who walked the picket line on May 1, International Workers' Day. That's a far cry from 2017, when only 25,000 workers participated in major strikes during that entire year, the second lowest annual number since 1947. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
February 19, 2020 21:11 UTC
PARIS—French authorities are deepening their investigation of spending during Carlos Ghosn’s tenure as chief executive of Renault SA, including on a lavish black-tie event he hosted on the grounds of Versailles and millions of dollars in payments to an auto dealer in Oman. Prosecutors in Nanterre, a town near Renault’s headquarters to the west of Paris, said Wednesday that they had gathered enough evidence to refer their probe to a team of investigating magistrates.
February 19, 2020 21:08 UTC
But the show has made it clear that Mr. Ramasar is staying. “There is zero consideration being given to his potentially being terminated from this workplace,” it said in a statement last week. The director, Ivo van Hove, is known for his experimental work. And the #MeToo-era demonstrations outside are also similarly and strikingly of the moment, as they reflect the continuing debate over what sort of careers should be left to the men accused of sexual misconduct. and Aziz Ansari have begun to re-establish their professional lives, while other public figures accused of more severe acts have seen their prospects buried — likely for good.
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February 19, 2020 21:00 UTC
Washington (CNN) A group of federal judges hastily postponed an emergency meeting that was scheduled to take place Wednesday to discuss concerns about President Donald Trump and the Justice Department's intervention in politically charged cases. Megan Cruz, the executive director of the Federal Judges Association, said the meeting was set to occur Wednesday afternoon and the group was considering whether to issue a statement afterwards. But later in the day, Cruz said that the conference call between the 14 judges who serve as officers on the Executive Committee had been postponed. Cruz offered no further details and did not respond to questions asking whether the group had been asked to reschedule the meeting. "I hope the Federal Judges Association will discuss the tremendous FISA Court abuse that has taken place with respect to the Mueller Investigation Scam, including the forging of documents and knowingly using the fake and totally discredited Dossier before the Court.
February 19, 2020 20:57 UTC
Washington (CNN) Everytown for Gun Safety announced Wednesday that it is pouring $8 million into Texas to elect "gun sense" candidates, the gun-control group's largest election effort ever in the state. "We believe Texas can be the next emerging battleground with gun safety as a tipping point," Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown, said Wednesday on a phone call with reporters. That $60 million figure is also the group's largest spending during an election cycle. The group will also be spending in Arizona, Colorado, Florida and Georgia among a handful of other competitive states. In 2019, Everytown spent $2.5 million in Virginia, making it the largest outside spender in the elections that saw Democrats take control of the state legislature for the first time in a generation.
February 19, 2020 20:48 UTC
Fossil-fuel production may be responsible for much more atmospheric methane than scientists previously thought, according to new research published today in the journal Nature. Conventional wisdom has held until now that fossil sources emit roughly 50 million tons of methane. This allowed scientists to establish a pre-industrial level for natural methane emissions. The largest component of natural gas, methane makes up about 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The new work widens a debate that stems from two opposing methods researchers use to measure methane: ice-core research and local monitoring of methane sources.
February 19, 2020 20:39 UTC
The speed of innovation is so much faster now,” Mr. Fisher said. It wasn’t cost effective to buy extra computing power that would likely remain idle in hopes of running future tests, Mr. Fisher said. They care about us having the best marketplace, with the functionality and features they want,” Mr. Fisher said. Because of the cloud, Etsy can now run various search experiments with more data to inform the algorithms. In some cases, buyers could interpret negative reviews as “honest feedback,” Mr. Fisher said.
February 19, 2020 20:37 UTC
Pop Smoke’s voice was a massive, curvy, cosmic thing, cooler than 50 Cent’s and deeper than God’s, with heavy syllables delivered in an exquisite rasp. The friction in Pop Smoke’s throat sounded low and inevitable, like two plates fulfilling their tectonic destiny in a subterranean grind. ADADWhat would his tour have sounded like, seeping across the map from nightclub to nightclub? At 20, Pop Smoke had already reached a level of self-awareness that most musicians spend lifetimes questing for. Rap taxonomists have branded Pop Smoke’s sound as “Brooklyn drill,” a stylistic cousin to the woozy gloom of “U.K.
February 19, 2020 20:26 UTC
ADADOver the past three years, animal welfare groups have filed several lawsuits aimed at forcing the agency to restore the records. In December, U.S. lawmakers passed a spending bill that ordered the USDA to bring back the searchable database and use it to publish various animal welfare records. The agency’s use of teachable moments has risen, and citations have dramatically declined, amid a Trump administration push to deregulate industry. Critics, including animal protection groups and former USDA animal welfare inspectors, say the approach puts animals at risk. The agency says it allows inspectors to help animal owners fix problems more quickly.
February 19, 2020 20:15 UTC
Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature in Sacramento on Wednesday. “I don’t think homelessness can be solved — I know homelessness can be solved,” Newsom told lawmakers. In Wednesday’s State of the State address, Newsom tried to send a message that his second year in office would have a much clearer focus, with combating homelessness being his administration‘s top priority. According to opinion polls, homelessness is the top issue that residents want the governor and state Legislature to address. Since taking office, Newsom has taken full advantage of the state’s good fortune.
February 19, 2020 20:12 UTC
At 45, Matt Berry, the British comic actor and (mostly) serious musician, is having a bit of an American moment. (Though his most recent album, 2018’s “TV Themes,” is just that — a collection of covers of ’60s and ’70s British TV themes.) I’m aiming higher.” (Though Berry has described his intent with “Rabbit” as “pure escapism,” a feminist theme runs through the first season.) Freddie Fox, left, and Matt Berry in “Year of the Rabbit.” (Ben Meadows / IFC)“That’s what I grew up surrounded by and that’s what affected me and frightened me and inspired me,” Berry says. Like a Berry character, the music can come across as majestic and hilarious at the same time.
February 19, 2020 20:03 UTC
He was a school bus driver from 1949 to 2005. It's painted yellow with black hinges, with the same lettering that appeared on Davis's 1949 school bus. Well-known Grand Meadow bus driver dies https://t.co/x7FUIPj727 — Post Bulletin (@PB_News) February 18, 2020Davis loved it. The model is fitting for long-time drivers: Another bus driver of 50 years , David Wright of Tennessee, was laid to rest in a school bus-styled casket in August. He cheered for the Grand Meadow School sports team.
February 19, 2020 20:03 UTC
“Bankruptcy is really the responsible way to do it, so it can continue to do all the things it does, spiritually and charitably.”ADADSince 2004, 20 Catholic dioceses in the United States have filed for bankruptcy protection, according to the website BishopAccountability.org, which tracks the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis. Such a window potentially could lead to financially devastating lawsuits against Catholic dioceses, similar to the suits faced by the Boy Scouts of America, which filed for bankruptcy a day before the Harrisburg Diocese. Haverstick, who called the Superior Court’s decision “bad law,” said the Harrisburg Diocese has faced several lawsuits since that appellate decision. A bankruptcy proceeding would freeze those lawsuits, and compensation for victims would become part of the bankruptcy judgment. “That’s how [Catholic dioceses] operate.
February 19, 2020 20:02 UTC