Namibia: Civil Servants Salary Negotiations Deadlocked

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Public sector unions have described government’s zero offer on salary increments as immoral, insensitive and an act without due regard for the plight of civil servants. This is considering that government did not grant any salary increments to them for five consecutive financial years. The Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) and the Namibia National Teachers’ … Read more

Japan to resume tourism in June; only packaged tour for now

Japan to resume tourism in June;  only packaged tour for now

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic travel restrictions about two years ago, but only for package tours for now, the prime minister said Thursday. Beginning June 10, Japan will allow the entry of people on tours with fixed schedules and … Read more

Cruz rails against gun regulation while Cornyn leads GOP in negotiations

Cruz rails against gun regulation while Cornyn leads GOP in negotiations

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. WASHINGTON — A few hours after the Uvalde school shooting left 19 elementary schoolchildren and two teachers dead, US Sen. Ted Cruz told a group of reporters that policies to restrict guns were off the … Read more

DOJ interviews Georgia Republicans about interactions with Trump campaign in fake voter probe

DOJ interviews Georgia Republicans about interactions with Trump campaign in fake voter probe

In one case, FBI agents asked a prominent Georgia Republican whether he had direct conversations with Trump. “They just asked who talked to me. If anyone from the Trump campaign had been in touch with me. Did Giuliani talk to me? Did Trump talk to me?” said Patrick Gartland, who was set to serve as … Read more

NY business leaders urge pause on farmworker overtime change

NY business leaders urge pause on farmworker overtime change

This past March, US Rep. Antonio Delgado urged Gov. Kathy Hochul to reconsider a lowering of the threshold for overtime pay for agriculture workers from 60 hours a week to 40. Now, a day after he was sworn in as lieutenant governor, business leaders like Brian Sampson hope he’s still an ally. “We ask him … Read more

Business Highlights: Stagflation worries, CEO pays

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___ Worry about stagflation, a flashback to ’70s, begins to grow WASHINGTON (AP) — Stagflation. It was the dreaded “S word” of the 1970s. For Americans of a certain age, it conjures memories of painfully long lines at gas stations and shuttered factories. Stagflation is the bitterest of pills: High inflation mixes with a weak … Read more

What leaders say about climate change, war

What leaders say about climate change, war

DAVOS – Corporate buzzwords. Technical jargon. Bold but vague pronouncements about climate change and Russia’s war in Ukraine. The World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of CEOs and government leaders this week in Davos, the town in the Swiss Alps, may seem full of important but impersonal announcements. So what do Davos-goers really think? Here are … Read more

On hold for 72 minutes and apologetic customer service representatives: Testing out resources from the Biden administration’s new website for parents looking for baby formula

On hold for 72 minutes and apologetic customer service representatives: Testing out resources from the Biden administration's new website for parents looking for baby formula

The White House was unable to point to federal guidance last Thursday on what parents struggling to find formula should do, and recommended that families reach out to their doctors and pediatricians if they were worried about their babies’ health. Then on Friday, it unveiled a new website: HHS.gov/formula. “We recognize that parents have a … Read more

Lawmakers consider restaurant and small business relief bill

Lawmakers consider restaurant and small business relief bill

WASHINGTON — The lunchtime rush has returned to many restaurants and coffee shops now that the COVID-19 crisis has eased. But that’s not to say the industry is back to normal. It’s not hard to find restaurants still hurting from the pandemic. What You Need To Know The House passed HR 3807, the Relief for … Read more

Interviews held for vacant County Board seat | Local News

Interviews held for vacant County Board seat |  Local News

Scott Koperski Daily Sun news editor Five people seeking a vacant seat on the Gage County Board of Supervisors made their case this week why they would be the best representative. Interviews were held Wednesday afternoon for a vacant board seat representing district 4 on the board. The opening is due to the death of … Read more