UDC petition witnesses demand their cut
Three people that had been roped in as witnesses of the Umbrella for Democratic Change when the party went to court to petition the results of the general elections last year have written a formal letter to UDC vice president Saleshando seeking their payment.The three are Moemedi Baikalafi, Emmanuel Seretse Mohalodi and Dikabelo Selaledi.The three say they have tried to engage with UDC president Duma Boko and his ally Mike Keakopa to no avail.They say they have held meetings in South Africa and in Botswana about their overdue payment. But none has been forthcoming.In a tell all letter to Sales...
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Get ready for a 15-20% cut in salary offers in UAE
Dubai: There aren’t that many job vacancies right now — but be prepared for a 15-20 per cent cut in salary expectations even for those positions that are still open. Businesses in the UAE are definitely not in a generous mood when it comes to hiring, with salary cuts now part of the new normal.And they are definitely not willing to take on new hires without extracting some cost benefit from them. “We have seen major [salary] cuts across the board in hospitality, real estate, professional services and in retail,” said Vijay Gandhi, regional head at Korn Ferry Digital, the recruitment consultanc...
Zack Snyder cut of Justice League heading to HBO Max
Snyder had to step down from directing the DC Comics superhero movie in the spring of 2017, following the death of his daughter, and Joss Whedon was recruited to complete the project, reworking and reshooting a bunch of scenes.Justice League, which featured Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, and Gal Gadot returning as Wonder Woman, fell flat with critics and became a box office bomb upon its release in November, 2017, and ever since, fans have been calling on studio officials to share what Snyder had made before having to walk away.Even Gadot and Affleck threw their support behin...
NY Times sees record gain in digital subscriptions
The New York Times saw a record gain in digital subscriptions in the past quarter and doubled its online readership in March even as the pandemic cut into its advertising revenues.In its quarterly update Wednesday, the prestigious US daily said it added 587,000 new digital subscribers to reach five million. Including its print subscribers, the total is 5.8 million.Net profit in the quarter rose nine percent to $32.8 million and total revenues rose one percent to $444 million as higher digital-only subscription and other revenues were offset by lower advertising revenues and higher costs.New Yo...
NY Times sees record gain in digital subscriptions
New York (AFP) - The New York Times saw a record gain in digital subscriptions in the past quarter and doubled its online readership in March even as the pandemic cut into its advertising revenues.In its quarterly update Wednesday, the prestigious US daily said it added 587,000 new digital subscribers to reach five million. Including its print subscribers, the total is 5.8 million.Net profit in the quarter rose nine percent to $32.8 million and total revenues rose one percent to $444 million as higher digital-only subscription and other revenues were offset by lower advertising revenues and hi...
Rutgers announces tuition freeze, pay cut for senior officials amid coronavirus crisis
Rutgers University President Robert Barchi announced a tuition freeze and pay-cuts to all senior leaders, as the 253-year-old university faces a looming financial crisis amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak. Barchi announced the sweeping cost-cutting measures in an email to staff members, calling the crisis “perhaps the greatest academic and operation challenge in its history" as Rutgers expects a shortfall of $200 million in revenues.“Perhaps no other state government has been hit as hard financially as New Jersey, which has necessitated the freezing of many appropriations, i...
China FA proposes minimum 30 percent pay cut because of virus
Shanghai (AFP) - The Chinese Football Association has proposed clubs slash wages of players and coaches by at least 30 percent to cut costs because of the coronavirus, state media said Tuesday.The People's Daily said that the CFA is now awaiting feedback from teams in the top-tier Chinese Super League (CSL) and the two divisions below.The CSL season was supposed to begin on February 22 but was indefinitely postponed after coronavirus emerged in central China in December, before spreading worldwide."After the opinions are collected and revised, the Chinese Football Association will report to FI...
China's central bank on Monday cut benchmark lending rates by the steepest margin since August 2019 when the market-oriented loan prime rate regime was adopted. The nation is striving to repair the damage of the coronavirus outbreak,which caused GDP to contract in the first quarter. Photo:cnsphotoCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
ADUN SPEAKS | For barbers, this is the most unkindest cut of all
ADUN SPEAKS | The government has come out with a decision to disallow barbershop, saloon and optometrist services to operates throughout the movement of control order (MCO) period.Over the weekend, there was a heated debate on the earlier move to include barber services as a permissible sector to reopen in the coming weeks and the uproar has led to the U-turn in government’s decision.Netizens may applaud and felt triumphed that they managed to force the administration to back downfrom the previous decision. But sadly to me, the netizen failed to realise that their emotional and fear-driven arg...