0Shares0000Labour prime minister Gordon Brown made Alan Sugar, 71, a lord in 2009, but he left the party in 2015, citing its “negative business policies” © POOL/AFP / PAUL EDWARDSLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 20 – British businessman turned BBC TV star Alan Sugar came under fire Wednesday after tweeting a picture of the Senegal national football team with the caption “I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella”.The Apprentice presenter took down the post after being accused of racism, writing: “Seems it has been interpreted in the wrong way as offensive by a few people… frankly I can’t see that but I think it’s funny.” Alongside the picture of the Senegal team, Sugar also posted images of sunglasses and handbags for sale on a beach.Actress Kelechi Okafor tweeted that Sugar was “constructing this joke on the premise that all black people look alike, are poor and cannot achieve social mobility.“This is why I say that racism is too deeply ingrained within the British psyche for certain people to even realise how damaging and hurtful their ‘jokes’ are.”BBC journalist Babita Sharma added: “A shocking, vile tweet that you take a screen grab of because you know it will soon be deleted.”Sugar responded: “If it so vile why have you retweeted it. You make me sick.”Sugar made his fortune as founder of electronics company Amstrad, and is estimated to be worth £1.15 billion ($1.5 billion, 1.3 billion euros).He was chairman of Premier League club Tottenham between 1991 and 2001, and has presented the British version of The Apprentice since 2005.Labour prime minister Gordon Brown made Sugar, 71, a lord in 2009, but he left the party in 2015, citing its “negative business policies”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The 2013 Northwest Garden Rose finalists from left, Ciara McBride representing The Finn Valley Voice, Grace Doherty representing The Villa Rose Hotel, Cliona Rushe representing The Navenny Grill, Bronagh Kelly representing Murray’s Pharmacy Castlefinn (Runner Up), Leanne Sweeney representing Kees Hotel (2013 Northwest Garden Rose), Laura Friel representing Public Image (Runner Up), Leslie Magee, representing Media Box, Michelle Gallagher representing Sign Worx, Nicola Brolly representing Lynchs Tavern, Aisling Rader representing Finn Valley Nurseries and Shona Molloy representing McBride’s Bar.Leeanne Sweeney from Killygordon, representing Kees Hotel in Stranorlar has been crowned the 2013 Northwest Garden Rose.Leanne will now undertake her official duties next weekend at the fourth annual Northwest Garden Show which takes place at CPI Complex Castlefinn on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.Leanne Sweeney representing Kees Hotel is announced Northwest Garden Rose 2013. She is pictured with runners up Bronagh Kelly representing Murrays Pharmacy Castlefinn and Laura Friel representing Public Image.The Northwest Garden Rose final took place in McBride’s Lounge in Castlefinn on Friday night. The second annual Garden Rose competition was sponsored by McElhinney’s Department Store. It was also supported by Newbridge Silverware, Lancome and Public Image. Laura Friel sponsored by Public Image and Bronagh Kelly sponsored by Murrays Pharmacy Castlefinn were runners up.The judging panel was made up of Dana McMahon, Head of Buying at McElhinneys, Linda McMenamin, Public Image and Rachel Ewing, 2012 Northwest Garden Rose.Organiser and Northwest Garden Show Committee Member Shane Lafferty congratulated all the finalists and said “it was a very difficult decision for the judges.”The 2013 Northwest Garden Rose Leanne Sweeney representing Kees Hotel with organiser and Northwest Garden Show Committee Member, Shane Lafferty.The master of ceremonies for the event was Paul Logue who brought out the best in all of 11 Roses. Speaking after her crowning ceremony Leeanne said she was “shocked but thrilled and honoured with the title.”The Northwest Garden Show paid tribute to all sponsors and to all sponsoring companies who entered a Rose. In particular CPI Director Michael Carlin extended a word of thanks to McElhinneys, Public Image, Lancome, Newbridge Silverware, Tinneys Bar, McGlynns Restaurant, Kees Hotel, Carlin Cabs and McGranaghan’s Shop.The 2013 Northwest Garden Rose Leanne Sweeney from Killygordon with her sisters.The other finalists were:Cliona Rushe representing The Navenny GrillCiara McBride representing The Finn Valley Voice Aisling Rader representing Finn Valley NurseriesGrace Doherty representing The Villa Rose HotelLeslie Magee representing Media BoxNicola Brolly representing Lynch’s Tavern Shona Molloy representing McBride’s BarMichelle Gallagher representing Sign WorxThe 2013 Northwest Garden Rose judges, the Winner and the Runners Up. Pictured left to right are Rachel Ewing 2012 Northwest Garden Rose and Judge, Dana McMahon Head of Buying McElhinneys, Bronagh Kelly representing Murrays Pharmacy Castlefinn, Leanne Sweeney representing Kees Hotel, Northwest Garden Rose 2013, Laura Friel representing Public Image (runner up) and Linda McMenamin Public Image, Judge.THE NORTHWEST GARDEN SHOW ROSE IS…..KILLYGORDON’S LEANNE was last modified: May 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Northwest Garden Show Rose
Australia’s Fair Work Commission has determined that the country’s national minimum wage should be increased by 3%, effective from the first full pay period on 1 July 2019.The Fair Work Act 2009 requires the Expert Panel for annual wage reviews, part of the Fair Work Commission, to undertake a review of the national minimum wage and the minimum wages that apply within modern awards each financial year. Modern awards are industry or occupational minimum employment standards, which apply in addition to the National Employment Standards (NES).This review takes into account relative living standards and the needs of the low paid, promoting social inclusion through increased workforce participation, the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal or comparable value, and various economic considerations. When analysing modern awards, the Panel is also required to explore the need to encourage collective bargaining.The Panel’s decision for its 2018-2019 Annual Wage Review was published on 30 May 2019, recommending an increase of 3% to the national minimum wage; this equates to a new rate of $740.30 (£406.37) a week or $19.49 (£10.70) an hour. This is an increase of $21.60 (£11.86) a week compared to the 2017-2018 rate.The modern award minimum wages are also to be increased by 3%, with weekly wages rounded up to the nearest 10 cents. In the C10 tradesperson category, for example, this translates to an increase of $25.10 (£13.78) a week. Pay rates within the National Training Wage schedule will also rise by 3%.Casual loading, the additional hourly wage paid to casual workers within the modern awards system, will stay at 25%, while casual loading in the Business Equipment Award 2010 will increase to 24%.These pay increases are proportionally lower for 2018-2019 compared to last year. This is due to changes in the economic environment, such as the recent fall in gross domestic product (GDP) growth and the drop in inflation, and tax-transfer changes that have become effective in the current review period.