Jamie L. LaReau Detroit Free Press Published 8:48 AM EDT Sep 22, 2019 General Motors and UAW negotiators were to continue talks toward a new contract Sunday, day seven of a nationwide strike against the automaker. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, for the first time with frontrunner status in a new Iowa Poll, was to join strikers at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant on the picket lines Sunday. UAW President Gary Jones dubbed it "Solidarity Sunday" and invited the public to join strikers across the country. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leader in most Democratic polls, was expected at a labor rally in Kansas City, Kansas. Top UAW leaders will be in negotiations rather than at the Detroit rally. Terry Dittes, the union's GM Department vice president will be participating in talks at the Renaissance Center and union President Gary Jones is expected to join the group, the Free Press was told by a person familiar with the negotiations. … [Read more...] about How GM’s profit sharing offer to UAW workers missed the mark
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For some people, a 27 week pregnancy update might seem like a random week to choose but the 27 week mark has always been a momentous milestone for me. I don’t want to be morbid here but the survival rate for babies born at 27 weeks suddenly increases (I think it’s due to lung development). And while we obviously want baby to stay put for another 12-13 weeks, it’s a reassurance that if anything did happen now or I suddenly went into labour, there’s a high chance the baby would be OK. Pregnancy is all wonderful and exciting, but it’s also a really worrying time because you’re constantly hoping everything is going to be OK. So it’s at 27 weeks that I’m starting to relax and really start planning for our future with a baby girl! Whoop whoop! Update: I’m actually publishing this at almost 30 weeks because it’s taken me 3 weeks to get more than 30 seconds at my computer! I also didn’t have any nice photos to include but … [Read more...] about My 27 week pregnancy update with Baby #3!
According to recent reports, Prince Harry — also known as the Duke of Sussex — is asking for paternity leave.The primary job of a royal is to support the queen in her role as monarch, Leslie Carroll, author of several books about the royals, told Business Insider.Since retiring from the military, Prince Harry has been considered a full-time senior royal. He devotes his time to a variety of public engagements, including his work with the Invictus Games.Prince Harry reportedly wants to be a "modern dad."The royal prince and Duke of Sussex is expecting a baby with his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, this spring. Reports say he is asking for paternity leave, a move that, studies have shown, has proven benefits for new families."Harry will likely take at least two weeks paternity leave, and then he’ll enjoy a month off in August which is regular for the royals," Katie Nicholls, author of the forthcoming royal biography "Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love," told … [Read more...] about Here’s how much time off Prince Harry will get for paternity leave
From cultural to trade ties, Germany and China share a number of connections. As countries with important manufacturing sectors and a focus on international trade - the port cities of Shanghai and Hamburg have been sister cities for over 30 years - it makes sense that these connections are strong. This is reflected in the increase in Chinese nationals who have decided to settle in Germany. The most up-to-date figures show that there are 136,460 Chinese citizens in Germany, up from approximately 120,000 just two years ago. While this amount can fluctuate due to the high numbers of Chinese who study in Germany, it illustrates how popular Germany is for many Chinese. These figures refer only to registered Chinese citizens, rather than German-born Chinese who only hold German citizenship. The broader Chinese community in Germany was estimated by the Federal Institute for Population Research to be roughly 212,000. Germany is quite rare among Western … [Read more...] about Chinese in Germany: How many are there and where do they live?
A FIRST-TIME collaboration between Irish directors Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell, Gaza premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah last week.Co-produced by Belfast-based Fine Point Films (No Stone Unturned, Bobby Sands: 66 Days) – making it the first documentary from a Belfast-based production company to premiere at Robert Redford's prestigious event – with major financial support from Screen Ireland, the empathetic and visually arresting film focuses on day-to-day life in the embattled 25-by-seven mile stretch of Mediterranean coastline that's home to two million people.The film introduces us to a diverse selection of ordinary Gazans – cello-playing law student Karma, teenage aspiring fisherman Ahmed, photographer-turned-lifeguard Mahmoud, a veteran tailor, a taxi driver and others – who talk about their lives on the Gaza Strip under Hamas rule and the impact of Israel's land, sea and air blockade, which has been in place since 2007.Shot over four years … [Read more...] about Belfast producer Brendan Byrne on how Irish film Gaza has gone down at Sundance