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  • Washington State coach Nick Rolovich, four assistants fired for cause over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

    Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich has been fired for cause after refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine and being noncompliant with both state and university policies, the university announced Monday evening. Rolovich sought, and appears to have been denied, a religious exemption from those mandates, which required employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18 if they wished to continue working. Four Washington State assistant coaches have also been terminated: Ricky Logo (defensive tackles), John Richardson (assistant head coach, cornerbacks), Craig Stutzmann (co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks) and Mark Weber (offensive line). Defensive coordinator Jake Dickert will serve as the team's...
  • Chicago Threatens to Withhold Retirement Benefits From Police Officers Who Retire Rather than Submit to City's COVID Vaccine Mandate..

    10/18/2021 3:39:51 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 151 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/18/21 | Chuck Callestro
    BREAKING REPORT: Chicago Threatens to Withhold Retirement Benefits From Police Officers Who Retire Rather than Submit to City's COVID Vaccine Mandate.. https://twitter.com/ChuckCallesto/status/1450220258204258311
  • Palantir stock rallies more than 10% on $823 million Army contract

    10/05/2021 6:45:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    MarjetWatch ^ | Oct. 5, 2021 at 6:47 p.m. ET | Wallace Witkowski
    The company said it won a $823 million contract to provide the Army with its Gotham platform, which is “an operating system for defense decision making and is specifically designed to connect the dots between disparate sources,” Palantir said in a statement. Palantir said the platform will “support Army Intelligence users worldwide with a globally federated Intelligence data fabric and analytics platform spanning multiple security classifications.”
  • Hollywood crews give near unanimous support for strike authorization after contract talks stall

    10/04/2021 5:57:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 10/04/21 | Anousha Sakoui
    Hollywood crews have voted overwhelmingly in favor of waging a strike if their union cannot agree to a new contract, setting the stage for an extraordinary showdown with the major studios. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees said 52,706 members or nearly 99% of those who cast ballots voted in favor of a strike authorization. The turnout was unusually high, with 90% of eligible union members participating in the vote, IATSE said. Union members representing some 60,000 film and TV workers have been casting their votes since Friday to authorize their leaders to call a strike if they can't...
  • U.S. Marriage Rates Hit New Recorded Low-( 6.5 marriages per 1,000 people)

    10/02/2021 3:29:47 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 71 replies
    https://www.jec.senate.gov ^ | APR 29 2020 | Senator Mike Lee - Ranking Member
    Data released yesterday shows wedding bells are growing ever-fainter in states across America. This decline in marriage can be seen in the data even before any potential impact of the coronavirus, which is expected to lower the numbers even further due to social distancing-related delays. According to the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics, marriage rates hit an all-time low in 2018, the most recently recorded year. The national marriage rate fell from 6.9 to 6.5 marriages per 1,000 people from 2017 to 2018. The dip was the first noticeable change in a fairly-stable trend over the...
  • Rolls-Royce wins Pentagon contract to build new B-52 engines

    09/25/2021 8:26:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 129 replies
    seekingalpha.com/ ^ | Sep. 24, 2021 6:25 PM ET
    Rolls-Royce (OTCPK:RYCEY, OTCPK:RYCEF) is awarded a contract to provide upgraded engines for the U.S. Air Force's B-52 bomber fleet in an award that could grow to $2.6B, the Department of Defense announces, beating out General Electric (NYSE:GE) and incumbent Pratt & Whitney (NYSE:RTX). Rolls-Royce was given an initial six-year $501M base contract to supply 608 engines for installation on the Air Force's 76 active-duty and reserve B-52s, which could grow to $2.6B if all options are exercised
  • France accuses Australia, US of 'lying' in escalating crisis

    09/18/2021 10:52:17 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    AFP via msn ^ | 18 September 2021 | AFP
    France on Saturday accused Australia and the United States of lying over a ruptured Australian contract to buy French submarines, warning a grave crisis was underway between the allies... ...Speaking to France 2 television, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gave no indication Paris was prepared to let the crisis die down, using distinctly undiplomatic language towards Australia, the United States and Britain,...
  • OH MAN Girlfriend draws up 17-page ‘contract’ for man she’s been dating TWO WEEKS… including that he pays for everything

    09/10/2021 11:32:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    Sun ^ | 10 Sep 2021 | Martha Cliff
    A GIRLFRIEND drew up a 17-page 'relationship contract' with her boyfriend just two weeks after they met on Tinder - demanding he pay for date nights, buy flowers twice a month and work out five times a week. Annie Wright first met her boyfriend Michael Head in October last year and after deciding he was 'her person' they agreed to be exclusive soon after. Determined to make the relationship work after having her 'boundaries crossed' in a previous toxic relationship, 21-year-old Annie joked they should write down their 'terms and conditions' for dating - and law student Michael eagerly agreed....
  • With Biden’s Illegal ‘Eviction Moratorium’ Democrats Openly Embrace Lawlessness

    08/05/2021 10:53:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2021 | John Daniel Davidson
    The president knows what he ordered the CDC to do is illegal. He did it anyway to appease the left wing of his party.An astonishing thing happened this week in Washington that didn’t get much critical coverage from a media establishment loath to criticize President Biden. At the behest of congressional Democrats, Biden flouted the Constitution and broke his oath of office by issuing a ban on evictions that he and his advisers know to be illegal.By “ban on evictions” I mean the president issued a blatantly unconstitutional decree that renters all across America don’t have to pay rent. If...
  • ‘Woke’ superintendent resigns days after signing new $225K contract

    06/29/2021 11:56:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    NYPost ^ | 06/29/2021 | Lee Brown
    A woke school superintendent in a ritzy part of Connecticut has resigned just days after agreeing to a new $225,000 contract — with parents blaming him for “alienating” them with his “strong liberal ideologies,” according to a report. Rydell Harrison announced his resignation from the district covering Easton and Redding in a letter Friday blaming “a number of unique challenges” that led him to question if the job was “a good fit for me.” It came less than two weeks after he agreed to a new contract to stay for another two years, with an annual salary of $225,000 plus...
  • Trump Organization sues New York City for wrongful termination of contracts

    06/21/2021 6:15:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/21/2021 | John Santucci andAaron Katersky
    Former President Donald Trump's company sued New York City Monday for allegedly wrongfully terminating contracts the Trump Organization had to operate city facilities. "The City has no right to terminate our contract," Trump Organization officials said in a statement. "Mayor [Bill] de Blasio's actions are purely politically motivated, have no legal merit, and are yet another example of the mayor's efforts to advance his own partisan agenda and interfere with free enterprise." Mayor de Blasio announced in January he was moving to terminate the contracts with the former president's company following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. "The...
  • Wife Arrested After Allegedly Agreeing to Have Husband Killed on Installment Plan of $100 Per Week for 40 Weeks

    06/12/2021 1:10:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Law & Crime via MSN ^ | 6/11/21 | Colin Kalmbacher
    A Pennsylvania woman has been charged in a murder-for-hire plot after allegedly trying to have her husband killed on a payment plan. Claudia Carrion, 44, stands accused of criminal solicitation to commit homicide after she allegedly tried to hire an undercover detective as a hitman to take out her husband–who she believed was abusing her and her family as well as cheating on her with several other women. She was arrested and charged on Friday after an undercover operation that was conducted on Thursday, police claim. According to a criminal complaint reviewed by local independent news station WFMZ, the defendant...
  • YouTube TV removed from Roku channel store amid Google contract dispute

    04/30/2021 8:13:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Axios ^ | 04/30/2021 | Sara Fischer
    YouTube TV has been removed from Roku's channel store, after Roku and YouTube TV parent Google failed to come to a distribution agreement amid accusations that the tech giant made anti-competitive demands. Why it matters: These spats happen regularly between Pay-TV providers and linear TV networks. But in the digital era, this is one of the rare times in which consumers will have a major streaming network removed from their platform's channel store due to a breakdown in negotiations. Details: The channel will still be available for existing YouTube TV customers, but new users that wish to download the app...
  • Howard Stern Near Record-Breaking Nine-Figure SiriusXM Deal

    10/06/2020 3:19:06 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 54 replies
    Outkick ^ | 10/6/2020 | By Bobby Burack
    Howard Stern is close to a contract extension with SiriusXM. According to Bloomberg, the renewal will raise his salary to a ground-breaking $120 million per year. Stern’s current contract, which pays him between $80 and 100 million a year, runs through December.
  • California recalls N95 masks from Santa Clara company with $90 million state contract

    09/18/2020 6:46:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Mercury News via MSN ^ | 9/18/20 | Nico Savidge
    A $90 million state contract with a South Bay company that started manufacturing N95 masks during the coronavirus pandemic is in jeopardy after the company’s respirators failed to pass muster with federal inspectors. California officials had distributed 7.2 million N95 masks from Advoque, a Santa Clara company that normally makes in-store product displays, before the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health last week revoked the temporary certification it had previously granted the business. Brian Ferguson, a spokesman for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Office of Emergency Services, said the state had another 3 million masks from the company on hand as...
  • how to write contract for one project with 2 contractors

    06/04/2020 4:35:38 PM PDT · by SteveH · 56 replies
    me | 6/4/2020 | me
    I have a minor construction project on my property. It's about $11k for one part and about $5k for a second part. the job is for a retaining wall. I need it to be reinforced concrete with a brick façade. the concrete guys don't do brick and vice versa. how best to specify the contracts? should I be writing the contracts? when should the second contract be signed relative to the first contract? I am already taking the liberty of placing the two contractors in touch with each other-- at least giving them each the other's contact info. I don't...
  • Gov. Whitmer Faces Backlash After Giving Democratic Firm a Taxpayer Funded Contract for COVID-19 Data

    04/22/2020 4:22:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/22/20 | Reagan McCarthy
    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) is under fire again, after a controversy surrounding contracts for consultants hired to run data for the state of Michigan during COVID-19. Gov. Whitmer announced on Monday that a $200,000 no-bid contract would be signed and would allow subcontractors to be hired to help track data surrounding COVID-19, mainly those who have contracted the virus and who they may have interacted with. After Gov. Whitmer announced the contract, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services revealed that the data collection program would be spearheaded and overseen by Great Lakes Community Engagement, which specializes in data...
  • Cascade Policy Institute Asks the Federal Transit Administration to Enforce Light Rail Contracts with TriMet

    03/14/2020 6:47:06 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Cascade Policy Institute ^ | March 9, 2020 | John A. Charles, Jr.
    Portland, OR – Cascade Policy Institute has submitted a letter to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requesting that the agency enforce contracts with TriMet for three light rail projects: the Yellow Line, the Green Line, and the Orange Line. Each project received substantial federal funding, which came with contractual obligations to provide minimum levels of service. TriMet has not met those obligations. For both the Yellow and Green Lines, TriMet is supposed to be providing 8 trains per hour during peak periods. Current service on those lines is 4 trains per hour. For the Orange Line, TriMet is supposed to...
  • High-Threat Contract Jobs

    02/17/2020 5:56:22 AM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/17/20 | R Spunga
    The Pro’s and Con’s to Contracting Overseas Today, there are hundreds of thousands of men and women working overseas on various contracts and making good money, probably two to three times what they can make in the United States. Naturally, the best-paying jobs are in high-threat environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc. Yes, these places can be dangerous. Since 2001 over 3,300 civilian contractors have been killed, and almost 95,000 were injured in Iraq and Afghanistan alone. The vast majority were third-country nationals, or TCNs, from places like Peru, Colombia, Philippines, Fiji, Uganda, Kenya, Egypt, Pakistan and so on....
  • Our Constitutional Compact and Article V

    06/24/2019 1:07:11 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | June 24th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Now and then the topic of contract or compact as it applies to our Constitution comes up on the web. Outwardly, it’s a sleep-worthy subject. Who cares one way or the other? My American Heritage Dictionary doesn’t help very much in distinguishing between the two. Where contracts imply two parties negotiating across a table, a compact is along the lines of a group of people agreeing to do certain things. Contracts also have an element of enforceability typically not associated with compacts. The subject isn’t as mundane as it appears because it touches the core of our self-worth as republican...