Photographers annual wage – Knight Bilham http://knightbilham.com/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 22:07:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://knightbilham.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-02T220243.831.png Photographers annual wage – Knight Bilham http://knightbilham.com/ 32 32 Tax breaks for employees and businesses exceed € 2 billion this year https://knightbilham.com/tax-breaks-for-employees-and-businesses-exceed-e-2-billion-this-year/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 09:09:41 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/tax-breaks-for-employees-and-businesses-exceed-e-2-billion-this-year/ The total tax relief package exceeds € 2 billion as planned by the Ministry of Finance and has been reflected in the 2022 budget. It mainly concerns private sector employees who will continue this year to benefit from the suspension of the payment of the “special solidarity contribution” and the extension of the “discount” of […]]]>

The total tax relief package exceeds € 2 billion as planned by the Ministry of Finance and has been reflected in the 2022 budget.

It mainly concerns private sector employees who will continue this year to benefit from the suspension of the payment of the “special solidarity contribution” and the extension of the “discount” of insurance contributions by three percentage points.

Otherwise for 2022.

ENFIA

The new fair values ​​have been applied since the start of the year, with increases in around 7,000 areas of the country, leading to an increase in the ENFIA (mainly in areas that are part of the objective property valuation system at from this year) but also lower in areas where the objective values ​​are reduced. The new ENFIA will include the additional tax and the additional tax, in order to limit the increases for owners who from January 1 will see their target prices increase.

According to the announcements, the payment of the tax will begin at the end of March and the approximately 6.3 million owners will be able for the first time to reimburse ENFIA in 8 or 10 monthly installments.

“Abolition” of the solidarity contribution – maintenance of the reduction in insurance contributions by 3 points for the private sector:

The measures which have brought significant relief to millions of employees will be maintained in 2022. The benefits of the “freeze” of the solidarity contribution to the annual income of employees reach up to 2,771 for high salaries, and up to 540 euros from the maintenance of reduced contributions.

Additional tax deduction with e-receipts

Taxpayers who carry out transactions with electronic means of payment with specific sectors of activity up to 5,000 euros per year, will be exempt from tax of 30% of their expenses, as these expenses will be deducted from taxable income. The list of occupations that “will matter” to taxpayers in particular, electronic payments will include plumbers, electricians, oil painters, refrigerators, architects, lawyers, funeral homes, personal care and nursing services. , cleaning and maintenance services, babysitting and travel, starvation, laundries. , yacht charter services, consultancy services, photographers, as well as gymnasiums and dance schools.

At the same time, to cover 30% of the real annual income, the annual expenditure of taxpayers for visits to doctors, dentists, orthodontists and veterinarians, as well as for examinations in private diagnostic centers and for other medical services, to the l ‘except for the purchase of drugs and hospitalization.

New lottery tax

It is being reformed to become more attractive and encourage taxpayers to increase their online transactions. It will distribute up to 50,000 euros per month to lucky taxpayers. A super raffle with a prize of 100,000 euros will take place at Christmas. According to the promoted changes, every month 500 lucky people will earn from 1,000 euros, 70 from 5,000 euros, 5 from 20,000 euros and a super lucky taxpayer will earn 50,000 euros.

Thanos paschalis

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The 2021 Diamondback in pictures https://knightbilham.com/the-2021-diamondback-in-pictures/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/the-2021-diamondback-in-pictures/ Every day, The Diamondback Photo Office does its best to visually document our community. It means covering all the news – the scariest, most inspiring and, at times, ridiculous. Throughout the spring semester, students continued to struggle with distance learning. On February 20, the University of Maryland announced that all classes would be moved online […]]]>

Every day, The Diamondback Photo Office does its best to visually document our community. It means covering all the news – the scariest, most inspiring and, at times, ridiculous.

Throughout the spring semester, students continued to struggle with distance learning. On February 20, the University of Maryland announced that all classes would be moved online for a week to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Students were invited to escrow in place.

April saw the national rollout of the vaccine, when all Marylanders over 16 became eligible and the University Health Center offered vaccine appointments to members of the University community. The start of spring brought a silver lining as the graduates, with two guests each, scattered across the grass at Maryland Stadium.

Corn early winter was not so lucky. Even after a semester of in-person classes and a bustling campus, the omicron variant has jumped.

2021 has had its share of protests. After eight people were gunned down at three spas in Atlanta, students and community members came to the McKeldin Mall to remember and honor those who were killed. In front of the new town hall, local leaders and residents protested the county council’s last minute changes to a redistribution map it would radically change the way College Park is portrayed.

At walking bitch, hundreds of students lambasted the university’s handling of sexual assault on campus. Guilford Woods’ question sparked a heat that led to a pause in his development, and the Board of Regents of the Maryland University System recommended a minimum wage of $ 15 for workers represented by unions across the system after a campaign by workers’ rights organizations at this university.

A year at College Park wouldn’t be complete without construction. College Park underground station firm temporarily, the Jones-Hill House has been unveiled after years of construction, renovations started on the joint store and College Park Town Hall celebrated its grand opening.

The year has seen great transformations in athletics at the University of Maryland. Maryland volleyball defeated No.2 in Wisconsin, the biggest victory in the history of the program. The Terps continued to have their best season since 2010.

On February 14, Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese got his 500th victory, making her the all-time leader of the program. Free, which would become Associated Press National Coach of the Year and the first woman inducted into the Washington Metro Basketball Hall of Fame, also led the Terps to their fifth Big Ten tournament title.

Field hockey head coach Missy Meharg also broke records, clinching his 600th victory October 17. Maryland Field Hockey November 23 reached the Final Four after missing the NCAA tournament last year.

In April, a few fans returned to the stands more than a year after sports were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the fall, the theaters were at full capacity.

Soon after, the Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon signed a three-year contract extension. But the deal only lasted eight months, when Turgeon suddenly resigned coaching following consecutive losses, leaving assistant coach Danny Manning to take the reins.

We’ve also seen a record-breaking football schedule this season.. Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa set the single-season passing yardage record and sent the Terps to a game of bowls for the first time since 2016.

This year, I have browsed over 14,000 photos taken by our photographers. Below are my top picks for each month of the year. These photos represent not only the major current events that have affected the wider College Park community, but also the best of our visual work.

I am proud to present my third, last and hopefully best edition to date of The year of the Diamondback in pictures.

Julia Nikhinson, photo editor

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Forever 21, Ross, GBG score low in Accountability Remake Report – WWD https://knightbilham.com/forever-21-ross-gbg-score-low-in-accountability-remake-report-wwd/ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:39:25 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/forever-21-ross-gbg-score-low-in-accountability-remake-report-wwd/ The results are on this year’s trendy violators – at least according to the nonprofit Remake’s second annual accountability report. Forever 21, Ross, Global Brands Group, TJX Cos. Inc., Edinburgh Woolen Mill, The Children’s Place, Mothercare, JC Penney Co. Inc., Sears, Kohl’s Corp., American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Lululemon Athletica, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Fashion Nova, […]]]>

The results are on this year’s trendy violators – at least according to the nonprofit Remake’s second annual accountability report.

Forever 21, Ross, Global Brands Group, TJX Cos. Inc., Edinburgh Woolen Mill, The Children’s Place, Mothercare, JC Penney Co. Inc., Sears, Kohl’s Corp., American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Lululemon Athletica, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Fashion Nova, Missguided and Walmart Inc. are among the worst of the lot – racking up negative scores on a possible 150-point scale – in the report released Wednesday.

Remake drew on consultations with more than a dozen industry experts in the areas of human rights, employment, fashion and law, as well as publicly accessible disclosures. public. The association has scored 60 fashion companies, in the fields of luxury, fast fashion, children’s wear and more. The cross section is representative of the most profitable companies in the industry, as well as a handful of smaller brands like Christy Dawn, Nudie Jeans and Nisolo, which were sampled last year.

The main areas of assessment include transparency, wages and welfare, business practices, raw materials, environmental justice and climate change, governance, diversity and inclusion.

New this year, Remake rated companies on “product production,” or volume of goods, and total environmental impact, while also tackling the greenwashing of circularity, which the nonprofit has described as the new “standard”.

As of November 2020, Supreme, Allbirds, and Everlane were among the worst sustainability violators in Remake, and this year’s Deep Dive also showed no mercy, with the lowest score being -13 (awarded to Forever 21 and Ross), the average score being 17 points and the highest score being 83 points (attributed to Nisolo).

Small and medium-sized businesses scored four times as high (37 points on average) than large businesses, which scored on average 9 points.

“[Ross] is one of the most profitable clothing companies in the world, believe it or not, and one of the least socially responsible, as evidenced by its score. Some of the merchandise in Ross’s outlets are made exclusively for its stores, and those products are made with a terrible human rights record. In fact, Ross Dress for Less is a leading offender of wage theft from California garment factories, having benefited for years from the state’s sweatshop conditions, ”the report notes.

The authors of the Remake report also pointed out that Ross Stores “allowed its trade associations to lobby against the California Garment Worker Protection Act,” a landmark wage theft law that was passed in California in September.

Tied with Ross, Forever 21 has come under fire for its business model of low-cost fast fashion, although it is no longer “the king of fast fashion,” as the report noted.

“The brand has earned its notoriety time and time again by paying wages in sweatshops in Los Angeles, robbing young designers and communities of color, and refusing to disclose any credible information that would make its supply chain more transparent. “, continued the evaluation of Remake. As with other offenders, the California company never approved the Garment Worker Protection Act. “The only area where Forever 21 scored was animal welfare, which is a red herring that distracts from the company’s reliance on petroleum-based fabrics like polyester.”

Global Brands Group, similarly, has been shamed for serving on the board of the American Apparel and Footwear Association, which has lobbied against the legislation. Some 37 percent of the companies, or 22 companies, in the report lobbied against the bill or were complicit in trade lobbying.

On the other end of the spectrum, Nisolo was the top-rated brand for its active listening and “substantial social sustainability efforts in the public domain,” according to the report.

“This is exactly what we want brands to do, so that citizens and workers can hold brands to account. The Nashville-based leather goods brand is known for being the only company to prove that not only its tailors and direct employees make a living wage, but also its models, photographers, photo assistants and logistics workers. The company is also transparent about the number of products it manufactures (61,773 last year across its entire assortment) and its carbon footprint, ”according to the report. But there is always room for improvement, as the report’s authors asked for more details on Nisolo’s raw material suppliers, especially around leather sourcing.

Other calls include “woke-washing” or running campaigns to attract communities of color without lasting teeth or participation in decision-making, as is the case with only 12% of companies invested in them. communities where they operate, or the only 8% of companies able to prove a living wage.

While the report found that science-based climate goals were set, with 55% of companies releasing Scope 1, 2 (direct) and 3 (indirect) emissions – the report found that only one company, Levi’s , was on the right track.

“Levi’s was early adopting more sustainable practices, such as making water efficient and less toxic denim, and was among the first major brands to set an ambitious carbon reduction target for its chain of ‘supply. Levi’s reported a CO2 reduction in 2020 in line with its science goal, and it’s the only large company that can demonstrate that kind of progress (however, the brand says the pandemic likely contributed to the reduction, so we’ll be in. watching them closely next year) ”, according to the report.

The full report is available on Remake’s website, and in addition, the association will be holding a press conference on Wednesday to discuss its findings.

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These are the 26 jobs you’re most likely to leave – 24/7 Wall St. https://knightbilham.com/these-are-the-26-jobs-youre-most-likely-to-leave-24-7-wall-st/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:00:25 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/these-are-the-26-jobs-youre-most-likely-to-leave-24-7-wall-st/ Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers. In the continuity of what has been dubbed “The Great Resignation”, some 4.4 thousandAmericans quit their jobs in September 2021, a historic high that broke the previous record of 4.3 million fixed just a month earlier. Experts speculate that the general trend is attributable to the pandemic, […]]]>

Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers. In the continuity of what has been dubbed “The Great Resignation”, some 4.4 thousandAmericans quit their jobs in September 2021, a historic high that broke the previous record of 4.3 million fixed just a month earlier.

Experts speculate that the general trend is attributable to the pandemic, which has caused many Americans to reappearvalue their priorities of life. The pandemic has also led to several rounds of government stimulus payments, giving many working low incomes the financially releasedom to quit their job.

The historical number of worker separations is more likely to affect certain occupations. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 26 jobs you’re most likely to leave. Occupations are ranked according to the quit rate – the share of the workforce that is expected to leave each year between 2019 and 2029. The quit rate includes not only workers who quit, but also those who are made redundant or placed. walk.

It’s important to note that even before the pandemic, turnover in most occupations on this list was above average. Many of these occupations are entry-level positions, and although they have high termination rates, open positions are usually filled with new hires. In fact, in most of the occupations on this list, overall employment is expected to increase over the next several years.

One of the most common reasons Americans choose to quit is to take anotherwork with a higher salary. In almost all of the occupations on this list, wages are well below average. Only three occupations on this list have a median annual salary higher than the median of $ 41,950 across all occupations. In most of the jobs with the highest severance rates, the median annual salary is less than $ 30,000. Here’s a look at the 25 lowest paying jobs in America.

Many of the occupations on this list are those that have been hit more than most by mandatory closures during the pandemic, such as those in the entertainment or restaurant industries. Resignations and layoffs have been rampant in these sectors since the start of the pandemic. Other occupations on this list can be physically or psychologically demanding, factors that can cause workers to seek cheaper opportunities. Here’s a look at the most dangerous jobs in America.

Click here to see the 26 jobs you’re most likely to leave
Click here to read our detailed methodology

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BuzzFeed is preparing a takeover bid for shares amid protests from workers. https://knightbilham.com/buzzfeed-is-preparing-a-takeover-bid-for-shares-amid-protests-from-workers/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:36:36 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/buzzfeed-is-preparing-a-takeover-bid-for-shares-amid-protests-from-workers/ Shareholders of BuzzFeed, the digital media pioneer known for its lists, quizzes and a news division that won its first Pulitzer Prize this year, voted on Thursday to take the company public. The deal that will bring BuzzFeed to the stock market has raised less money than initially expected, which could dampen the company’s spending […]]]>

Shareholders of BuzzFeed, the digital media pioneer known for its lists, quizzes and a news division that won its first Pulitzer Prize this year, voted on Thursday to take the company public.

The deal that will bring BuzzFeed to the stock market has raised less money than initially expected, which could dampen the company’s spending in the years to come and cause it to curb its ambitions.

The long-running plan, led by BuzzFeed co-founder and CEO Jonah Peretti, will merge it with a special purpose acquisition company, 890 5th Avenue Partners. SPACs collect funds through an initial public offering and use this money to buy a private business.

The deal is expected to close by Friday, 890 5th Avenue Partners said in a press release. BuzzFeed will debut on the stock exchange on Monday, under the ticker symbol BZFD. Part of the deal includes the finalization of BuzzFeed’s $ 300 million acquisition of Complex Networks, a sports and entertainment publisher.

Since investors who buy into a SPAC don’t know which company it plans to buy, they have the option of buying back those shares at their IPO price – in this case $ 10 – before it closes. a deal. Many did. BuzzFeed could have raised over $ 250 million from PSPC investors, but in the end, it only got $ 16 million, according to a statement from BuzzFeed and 890. But BuzzFeed will have $ 150 million by selling a debt obligation. Other PSPC deals in recent weeks have suffered from repayment demands from shareholders.

As shareholders voted, a move that could mean millions of dollars to its early investors and some current and former staff, not everyone at the company cheered: union employees in its division of l information, BuzzFeed News, organized a day of work stoppage in an attempt to speed up contract negotiations. All 61 workers who belong to the BuzzFeed News Union, which includes journalists, editors and designers, attended, the union said.

In a statement, the union accused the company of refusing to budge in contract negotiations. The main sticking point is compensation. The union said BuzzFeed is offering a guaranteed 1% annual wage increase and a minimum wage of $ 50,000.

“We deserve a strong contract that protects us and ensures a fair and equitable workplace for everyone in our unit,” Katie Notopoulos, senior technical reporter, said in the statement.

A BuzzFeed spokesperson said the company would return to the bargaining table “next Tuesday where we hope the union will provide a response on these issues.”

The union, which was formed in February 2019, is represented by the NewsGuild, which also represents workers at the New York Times and other media. The union and the company have yet to agree on a first contract.

BuzzFeed started in a small office in New York’s Chinatown in 2006 as an experimental viral media project for Mr. Peretti, when his day job was chief technology officer for the Huffington Post. He devoted himself full-time to BuzzFeed in 2011, after AOL bought HuffPost for $ 315 million and turned it into a stand-alone media company with the help of $ 35 million from investors.

It was quickly hailed as the future of news media. In recent years, however, he has missed his income targets and some investors have pushed for a sale. Last year, BuzzFeed gained momentum by buying HuffPost from its last owner, Verizon, in a stock purchase transaction.

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Dan Price marks Giving Tuesday by putting donation money in the hands of his employees https://knightbilham.com/dan-price-marks-giving-tuesday-by-putting-donation-money-in-the-hands-of-his-employees/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/dan-price-marks-giving-tuesday-by-putting-donation-money-in-the-hands-of-his-employees/ A few weeks ago, Upworthy shared the hilarious 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards winners and the winner was a timely photo of a monkey that appears to have injured family jewelry on a hanging wire. (Don’t worry, no monkeys were harmed for the rewards.) The awards were created six years ago by Tom Sullam and […]]]>

A few weeks ago, Upworthy shared the hilarious 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards winners and the winner was a timely photo of a monkey that appears to have injured family jewelry on a hanging wire. (Don’t worry, no monkeys were harmed for the rewards.)

The awards were created six years ago by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks to promote positive awareness of animal welfare issues. The competition was so successful that the duo decided to branch out and create the Comedy Pet Photo Awards, where photographers can submit photos of their furry friends for a prize of £ 2,000 ($ 2,650).

Donations generated by the competition go to Animal Support Angels, an animal welfare charity in the UK

This year’s winner is Zoe Ross for “Whizz Pop,” a photo of her Labrador puppy Pepper who appears to be blowing bubbles.

“We never thought we were going to win, but we entered the contest because we liked the idea of ​​helping a charity just by submitting a funny photo of Pepper,” Ross said in a statement. “She’s a little monkey and very proud of herself, bringing back items from the garden and parading past you until you notice her. He’s the happiest puppy we’ve ever known and completely loved in parts.

Here are the rest of the 2021 Comedy Pet Photo Awards winners.

Overall winner: Zoe Ross “Whizz Pop”, Penkridge, UK

© Zoe Ross / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

Did this puppy swallow a bubble?

Best Dog Category: Carmen Cromer “Jurassic Bark”, Pittsboro, North Carolina


© Carmen Cromer / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“My golden retriever, Clementine, loves putting her face in front of the hose while I water the plants. Her expression in this photo reminded me of a tyrannosaurus rex, hence the title ‘Jurassic Bark’. Duh nuh nuuuh nuh nuh, dun duh duuuh nuh nuh nuh nUUUUUUhhhh. ” -Carmen Cromer

Best Cat Category: Kathrynn Trott “Photobomb”, Ystradgynlais, United Kingdom


© Kathrynn Trott / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

Jeff steals the show from his brother Jaffa.

Best Horse in Category: Mary Ellis, “I Said ‘Good Morning'”, Platte River State Park, Nebraska


© Mary Ellis / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“I like to visit the stable horses before I start my hike in the state park. That’s the response I got when I said ‘Hello’.” – Mary Ellis

All other creatures category: Sophie Bonnefoi, “The Eureka Moment”, Oxford, UK


© Sophie Bonnefoi / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“Cutie and Speedy are two chicks born from eggs placed in a home incubator in August 2020. They spent their first weeks indoors. In the photo they are just over two weeks old. They were curious about It’s the day they discovered their own shadow. It was hilarious to see them wonder and explore this “dark thing” that was moving with them! – Sophie Bonnefoi

Junior category: Suzi Lonergan, “Assis! Pacific Palisades, California


© Suzi Lonergan / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“Our granddaughter gave the order to sit down. Beau is very obedient.” – Suzi Lonergan

Animals that look like their owners Category: Jakub Gojda, “It was a good one!” Czech Republic


© Jakub Gojda / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“This photo was taken by chance while photographing my ex-girlfriend with his beloved mare. For that happy moment, I thank the fly that landed on the horse’s nose and he instinctively shook his head. ” – Jakub Gojda.

Highly Recommended: Chloe Beck, “Hugo the Photobomber”, Walsall, UK


© Chloe Beck / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“This is my best friend Faith, her husband Alex and their cheeky Sproodle, Hugo. Faith wanted a pic to mark a special occasion: her first outing after being armored at home for 14 months. Hugo jumped in just the right frame. moment !” – Chloe Beck

Highly Recommended: Luke O’Brien, “Mumford and Chum”, Coventry, UK


© Luke O’Brien / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“Losing the opportunity to play with my human group mates during the lockdown, Flint, my rescue dog, quickly taught me that we not only have sharp bones in common, but also musical bones. He is. quickly became the perfect substitute for a collaborative stomp at home, so much so that we felt we deserved our own band name (Muttford and Chum). With my camera set up remotely during this shoot, I think it’s fair to say that the picture is proof that his belief as a performer matches mine. ” – Luke O’Brien.

Highly Recommended: Kathryn Clark, “Wine Time”, Cichester, UK


© Kathryn Clark / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“It’s that time of day again! Little Blue enjoys it almost as much as I do.” – Catherine Clark.

Highly Recommended: Diana Jill Mehner, “Crazy in Love With Fall”, Paderborn, Germany


© Diana Jill Mehner / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“This is Leia. As you can see she loves to play with all the leaves in the fall. It was really hard to take that picture because you never know what the dog is going to do next.” – Diana Jill Mehner.

Highly Recommended: Christine Johnson, “Boing”, Crosby Beach, UK


© Christine Johnson / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“I was busy playing with my dog ​​on the beach and this dog came over to play. I liked the shapes he was doing in the air.” – Christine Johnson

Highly recommended: Manel Subirats Ferrer, “Ostrich Style”, Platja del Prat de Llobregat, Spain


© Manel Subirats Ferrer / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

Nuka is playing hide and seek on the beach.

Highly Recommended: Colin Doyle, “Nosey Neighbor”, Bromsgrove, UK


© Colin Doyle / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“According to Ozzy, we need a new fence panel ASAP. He’s sick of Chester, our curious next door neighbor, spying on him every time he has a meal.” – Colin Doyle.

Highly Recommended: Corey Seeman, “A Warm Spot on a Cold Day”, Michigan


© Corey Seeman / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“Two of the morning regulars at the dog park are Gary (hound mix with jacket) and Kona, one of the coldest dogs ever.” – Corey Seeman.

Highly Recommended: Lucy Slater, “So what?” San diego, california


© Lucy Slater / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“This is how I like to sit!” – Vincent the cat

Highly Recommended: Mollie Cheary, “Photobomb”, Poole, UK


© Mollie Cheary / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

“Bailey was so excited to see her friends that she couldn’t sit still for a photo! “- Mollie Cheary

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Why we launched a fundraising campaign https://knightbilham.com/why-we-launched-a-fundraising-campaign/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 18:58:48 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/why-we-launched-a-fundraising-campaign/ Dear reader, If you subscribe to our daily newsletter or watch the announcements on our website, you will know that we recently launched a year-end campaign to double our monthly donor count to 1,000 by the end of 2021. This means that we want to welcome 500 new monthly donors to our Press club over […]]]>

Dear reader,

If you subscribe to our daily newsletter or watch the announcements on our website, you will know that we recently launched a year-end campaign to double our monthly donor count to 1,000 by the end of 2021. This means that we want to welcome 500 new monthly donors to our Press club over the next few weeks. It’s a tall order, but we think we can do it, because we think you feel what we do with local journalism – that it is vital, that it has to be free and that it has to be. sustainable.

In this week’s daily newsletter, we have made an effort to give current and potential readers and members of the Press Club an overview of our operations – an overview of what your dollars are already doing or could do to support us.

We discussed transparency and how it is one of the fundamental tenets of journalism in that it reflects the relationships we have as journalists between all of our sources and the audiences to which we provide information and information. contents. We mentioned our code of ethics and how we always try to disclose conflicts of interest when they arise in our work.

We also mentioned the firewall between our sales and editorial teams (and between our editorial teams and Press Club donors). The editorial team (including INDY editors) don’t know who the Press Club donors are unless they tell us.

We also operate completely independently of any commercial or political sponsor (individuals, groups and businesses that pay for advertisements in our newspapers or digital products). While we are committed to advancing progressive ideals in our news and cultural reporting – and our editors are largely free to edit in their work to this end – the INDY is not affiliated with any political party, PAC, community organization or any other group. We are independent.

Finally, this week we discussed one of the most important reasons to support free local journalism through The Press Club, and that is that the dollars you give to stay local: All this money is used to support a local operation, which pays local writers and editors, creatives and designers, photographers, managers, distributors, editors and others who work hard to keep our communities informed.

Together with our friends at BlueLena, whose software we use to produce all of our newsletters and other emails, we have calculated that it costs around $ 1,000 to produce a story here at. INDI.

The writers on our team are responsible for producing one article for print each week (a news article or a longer article) and several blog posts on top of that. I will tell you that none of them make $ 52,000 a year, although we are committed to paying our full-time employees a living wage, which for Durham is currently $ 16.25 an hour, plus health care and other benefits.

You can also think of it this way: we aim to publish three original stories every day; there are 260 working days in a year. That’s 783 stories at a cost of $ 1,000 each, which equates to $ 783,300.

We also have an independent budget of around $ 800 per week and this is how we pay many of our artistic and cultural editors, investigative journalists and interns who do not work for us for course credits. So let’s assume that in addition to other general operating expenses, this is an additional $ 300,000-400,000, and we have an annual operating budget of about $ 1.2 million (we don’t get all that money from sales. ).

That’s all to say: pay writers, photographers, designers and others who work for the INDY this is where your Press Club donations go. We would like to have a bigger freelance budget someday. We would love to pay all of our employees more. We’re looking for ways to continue in a world where ad sales won’t do all the heavy lifting – and that’s why your donations are so important to us, and why you can feel good doing them.


Support local independent journalism. Join the INDY press club to help us maintain the viability of intrepid reporting and essential arts and culture coverage in the Triangle.

Follow Editor-in-Chief Jane Porter on Twitter or send an e-mail to jporter@indyweek.com.

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Identity and cause of death of Berkshire HOC individual https://knightbilham.com/identity-and-cause-of-death-of-berkshire-hoc-individual/ https://knightbilham.com/identity-and-cause-of-death-of-berkshire-hoc-individual/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 10:57:04 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/identity-and-cause-of-death-of-berkshire-hoc-individual/ Some questions are finally being answered. The identity of the person who died while in custody at Berkshire County Reformatory has been confirmed. According to a media statement from the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the person who died in custody atThe Berkshire County Reformatory has committed suicide. […]]]>

Some questions are finally being answered. The identity of the person who died while in custody at Berkshire County Reformatory has been confirmed.

According to a media statement from the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the person who died in custody at
The Berkshire County Reformatory has committed suicide.

State Police are investigating the death of Adams’ 34-year-old Stavri Yanka on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Members of the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office discovered that Yanka was unresponsive in her cell at around 4 p.m. 30. Correctional staff called 911 and attempted rescue measures. .

The county ambulance transported Yanka to Berkshire Medical Center, where a doctor declared him dead. The chief medical examiner’s office took over Yanka’s body and performed an autopsy on Monday and determined that the cause of death was asphyxiation and the mode of death as suicide.

In the media statement, District Attorney Andrea Harrington said this:

I extend my condolences to Mr. Yanka’s family, friends during this very difficult time. I thank the staff at House of Correction for their response and their attempts to save Mr. Yanka’s life and the State Police Detective Unit for their investigation of the case. I want anyone who may be thinking about suicide to know that there are people out there who care for you, support you, and help you.

The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office booked Yanka into the facility on Thursday, November 4, 2021, after Adams Police arrested him for breaking and entering in the nightly charges.

Yanka was awaiting trial for assaulting a family member when Adams police arrested him and the court ordered Yanka’s detention for violating his release conditions in the pending case when he was put in custody. in charge on Friday.

Members of the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office reported that staff performed mental health and medical examinations on Yanka when he entered the facility and did not pose a high risk of injury.

The investigation remains open. The Berkshire State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the Berkshire District Attorney are still reviewing CCTV, incident reports, other evidence and conduct formal interviews with those involved.

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Laramie County Voters Approve 13 of 14 6th Dime Proposals https://knightbilham.com/laramie-county-voters-approve-13-of-14-6th-dime-proposals/ Tue, 02 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/laramie-county-voters-approve-13-of-14-6th-dime-proposals/ Voters in Laramie County on Tuesday approved more than $ 128 million in 6th Dime projects. All but one of the proposed votes were adopted, most with a wide margin. But Proposal 14, the Cheyenne City Minimum Income Guarantee for the Cheyenne Regional Airport, was only passed by a 0.68% margin. Proposition 11, which would […]]]>

Voters in Laramie County on Tuesday approved more than $ 128 million in 6th Dime projects.

All but one of the proposed votes were adopted, most with a wide margin. But Proposal 14, the Cheyenne City Minimum Income Guarantee for the Cheyenne Regional Airport, was only passed by a 0.68% margin.

Proposition 11, which would have given the City of Cheyenne $ 2 million to build multi-use fields and gymnastics facilities for youth and adult programs at appropriate venues, including next to the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center, failed by a 0.88 percent margin.

Due to the narrow margin of the votes, County Clerk Debra Lee said her office will recount the ballots for both proposals on Wednesday, November 3. She said the recount is expected to take several hours.

Approved proposals will be funded by a 1% sales and use tax, effective April 1, 2022 until the proposals are paid.

Laramie County has had a 1% Specific Use Sales and Use Tax since 1986.

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Will wage increases at oil company Exxon Mobil stop the constant stream of employee attrition? https://knightbilham.com/will-wage-increases-at-oil-company-exxon-mobil-stop-the-constant-stream-of-employee-attrition/ Mon, 25 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/will-wage-increases-at-oil-company-exxon-mobil-stop-the-constant-stream-of-employee-attrition/ Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. is weighing wage increases as it tries to halt employee attrition in its business divisions after massive job and benefit cuts. General manager Darren Woods told employees at a town hall-style meeting that they should be “encouraged” by the ongoing salary review process, according to a recording of the event. “The […]]]>

Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. is weighing wage increases as it tries to halt employee attrition in its business divisions after massive job and benefit cuts.

General manager Darren Woods told employees at a town hall-style meeting that they should be “encouraged” by the ongoing salary review process, according to a recording of the event.

“The policies that we put in place will come back where people can start to see a different path than what we came out of in 2020,” Woods said at the Oct. 20 rally in suburban Houston.

Woods gave no indication of the magnitude of any pay hikes or of which employees would be eligible. The program will impact salaries, promotions and retirement benefits, spokesperson Casey Norton said in an email on Monday.

Last year, Exxon announced plans to cut 14,000 employees, or 15% of the workforce, by the end of 2022. As of December 31, the company employed 72,000 people worldwide.

“We anticipate that 2022 will follow our typical annual salary and promotion process, with industry benchmarking informing decisions about our 2022 salary program ahead of the Jan. 1 effective date,” Norton wrote. “We recruit, hire and fill positions. “

Until last year, Exxon was one of the safest and highest paid employers in the United States, offering a high base salary, generous benefits, global travel opportunities, and solid security. employment. The company’s median salary in 2020 was $ 183,234 for more than 70,000 workers globally, according to a regulatory filing.

But amid falling demand from the 2020 pandemic and the worst oil crash in history, the company imposed its first major job cuts in decades, reduced travel, suspended matching contributions to employee pension plans and altered its long-standing performance. ranking system.

Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and other Big Tech companies are hiring former Exxon employees, financial services, consulting firms and pharmaceutical companies taking over others.

At Town Hall, an employee raised his concerns to Woods during the question-and-answer session.

“Everyone in the room today who calls knows we have major attrition issues,” the employee said. “While that may be overshadowed a bit with the decision to layoffs last year and the economy as a whole, all industries are really struggling with attrition.”

She then asked Woods what the company could have done to alleviate the situation. One moderator said this was a “very popular” question.

In response, Woods acknowledged that the company has “more attrition today” and that it’s “not something we obviously want,” according to the recording. However, Exxon is not the only one losing workers after the pandemic and is faring better than its industry peers, he said.

“I’m not suggesting that your concerns about what people think and what prompts them to leave the company aren’t important,” Woods said. “I would just like to make sure that we put it in the proper context that this is something that we are seeing emerging from the pandemic, and something that we are seeing in all businesses.”

Exxon Mobil said the Baytown facility is the first of several planned plastic recycling plants.

In prepared remarks posted on Exxon’s website, Woods was optimistic about the oil exploration’s prospects amid rising prices for crude, natural gas and petrochemicals, rebounding economic growth, and rising prices. the opportunity offered by the energy transition. Investors seem to agree, with the stock rising more than 50% this year.

Exxon is expected to release its third quarter results on Friday and analysts expect net income to be the highest in seven years, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

Whether or not employees will see much of the windfall remains to be seen, but the signs are positive, according to Woods. Exxon reinstated matching contributions to employee 401k plans earlier this month.

“We’re going through the salary process today,” Woods told employees. “As we move into January 1, when the increases are released, I think people will be encouraged by that, given what we need to do in 2020.”

Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg

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