Brady Dennis, The Washington Post Published 2:59 pm PST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced plans to place more stringent restrictions on pollution from heavy-duty trucks, in a move that won the Trump administration rare praise from environmental groups. Nearly two decades have passed since the EPA last updated its standards for emissions of nitrogen oxide, or NOx, that govern the nation's heavy-duty trucking fleet. Two years ago, 20 state and local air regulators, backed by public health groups, petitioned the agency to revamp its regulations of NOx, citing adverse effects on health and air quality. At the time, the agency agreed that changes were necessary, "particularly in areas of the country with elevated levels of air pollution." Obama administration officials said they planned to work with states such as California, the industry and others toward creating an updated national set of standards. On … [Read more...] about EPA to weigh toughening pollution standards for heavy-duty trucks
LONDON (Reuters) - Small businesses are being damaged by the closure of branches by British banks who need ways to collaborate on sharing, the Banking Standards Board (BSB) said on Tuesday. "The issue of branch closures needs to get higher up everybody's agenda," BSB chair Colette Bowe told the British parliament's Treasury Select Committee, adding that she has already taken it up with the banking industry's trade body. UK Finance, which represents Britain's banks, had no immediate comment. "This is a very much a small business issue. If you are trying to bank your takings and you have to drive 20 miles to bank your takings, that's not good," Bowe said. Lawmakers and consumer groups are worried that communities are being isolated as online banking cuts the number of customers visiting a branch, making it vulnerable to closure. Alison Cottrell, chief executive of the BSB said a "space" may be needed for banks to discuss "collaboration" on branch closures and branch sharing. Lawmakers … [Read more...] about British bank standards head calls for action over branch closures
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: November 12, 2018 at 11:17 am | UPDATED: November 12, 2018 at 11:20 am By Kristine Phillips | Washington Post WASHINGTON – Rep. Steve King, the newly reelected Iowa Republican with a history of incendiary comments about race and immigration, dared a conservative magazine to show evidence that he had called immigrants “dirt.” “Just release the full tape,” King, who eked out a victory last week despite affiliations with white nationalism, told the Weekly Standard’s online managing editor Saturday on Twitter. Days earlier, the magazine published a story saying that King had made an inflammatory joke about immigrants. At King’s urging, the Weekly Standard released said recording, ending – for now – the days-long Twitter fight with the controversial congressman who had accused the magazine of lying and fabricating a story. In the two-minute audio, King was bantering with a handful of supporters at … [Read more...] about Rep. King dared the Weekly Standard to release the tape. They did.
A recent case illustrates to Ontario lawyers the need to overhaul the Employment Standards Act to improve access to justice. Why? Because the current legal landscape creates economic incentives to pursue costly litigation.Take a recent case, Burton v. Aronovitch McCauley Rollo LLP, before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.The ruling details how a 37-year-old woman, known as A.B., was dismissed from her job without cause. She was a front-line worker with almost 13 years’ tenure at her place of employment, with extensive re-employment opportunities for her position. At common law, applying the Bardal factors, A.B. would have been entitled to nine months’ notice or pay in lieu thereof. However, A.B.’s employment contract provided that notice for a without-cause termination was limited to her entitlements under the Employment Standards Act, 2001. Upon termination, her combined notice and severance pay totalled approximately four months’ notice. In other words, … [Read more...] about Reform the Employment Standards Act
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Manu Sebastian November 12, 2018 5:53 pm Change Font Size “Law is to be administered on the basis of standards of people living in society”, commented Justice L. Nageshara Rao while delivering a lecture on ‘due process of law’ at Ernakulam on Saturday as part of Continuing Legal Education Program organized by the Kerala High Court Advocates Association. Justice Rao was speaking in the context of the debate whether Courts transgress their limits by making content review on legislations on the principle of ‘due process of law’. In the lecture, he narrated the judicial history of evolution of Constitutional understanding of fundamental rights, whereby the original view that fundamental rights operated in distinct silos was changed to an understanding of rights as forming an integrated whole. The concept of ‘procedure established by law’ incorporated in Article 21, consciously by … [Read more...] about Law Is To Be Administered On the Basis Of Standards Of People Living In Society : Justice Nageswara Rao