Sai Praneeth knocks out Lin Dan in sensational opening round of the Denmark Open

first_imgAdvertisement jpz2nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg99Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebjaacut( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gj952Would you ever consider trying this?😱2kk1Can your students do this? 🌚188viRoller skating! Powered by Firework Denmark Open 2019 saw P.V. Sindhu defeat Gregoria Mariska in the opening round to keep her record 5-0 against the Indonesian. There was another good but unexpected news for the Indian contingent at the tournament.Advertisement World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth also made it to the second round beating the legendary Lin Dan 21-14 21-17 in a 35-minute opening round clash. It was the first time that Praneeth has secured a victory against Lin Dan.Advertisement Hyderabad born Sai Praneeth will be facing Ken Momota of Japan, the current number 1 in the next round. The Indian shuttler will be looking to take revenge for the loss in Basel in the World Championships.Pashupalli Kashyap failed to go past the first round losing 13-21 12-21 to Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin in the men’s singles.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Riverview Medical Center Begins Renovation Project

first_imgCelebrating its 90th anniversary, Riverview Medical Center is a 492-bed, not-for-profit community hospital providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. RED BANK – Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center has begun a 10-month private room renovation project that will expand its second floor inpatient unit. The new nursing unit will house 23 private rooms and take full advantage of the riverside hospital’s views of the Navesink. The unit size will increase from 8,000 to 18,000 square feet. The renovations include an oversized family waiting room and a centrally located nursing station with enhanced technology to maximize communication. They also add that benefits of private rooms include reduced falls and hospital-acquired infections, as well as emotional and psychological benefits that aid in quicker recovery time. “In addition to creatinga soothing environment,the design was developedto focus on patient care,innovation, technology andstaff efficiency,” said KelliO’Brien, COO of RiverviewMedical Center.center_img “We know this will be an inconvenience to some of our patients and their families and we apologize for that,” said O’Brien about the construction process. Noise-softening methods will be used to minimize the impact to patients and team members. Positive clinical and quality care, stress reduction and patient experience is linked to the hospital environment, studies say. By working across multiple factors influencing the patient’s experience and using evidence-based design, the hospital is able to provide the most optimal care atmosphere for its patients, families and caretakers, administrators say. last_img read more

Love and Acceptance at First ‘Pride in the Park’ Celebration

first_imgPhotos by Patrick Olivero RED BANK – Residents came out to show their support for the LGBTQ community during the first “Pride in the Park” celebration June 8. Children from the Red Bank Borough School District held signs stating “Love is Love” in support of their classmates. The Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey spread the word about its Health and Wellness Center programs which focus on LGBTQ issues. Representatives from The United Methodist Church of Red Bank made it known that the church’s doors are always open to the LGBTQ community. Mayor Pasquale Menna and the rest of the Red Bank Borough Council showed local government support and handed out a certificate of appreciation to local podcaster Anthony Giorgio for his work on his “QT: Queer Teen Podcast,” a platform that gives teens from around the world the chance to share their stories of struggle and triumph as LGBTQ+.last_img read more

Mars Annually Pops Its Polar Cork

first_imgA unique geological phenomenon has been found on Mars.  Every year, when the southern polar cap heats up, carbon dioxide gas forms underneath a layer of translucent ice.  This gas levitates large portions of the ice cap until it finds weaknesses, and bursts out at over a hundred miles an hour in spectacular fumaroles (see artist’s rendition at Jet Propulsion Laboratory).  The escaping gas carries fine particles of soil and sand upward, that get splayed outward in fan-shaped deposits hundreds of meters long, all pointing in the direction of the prevailing wind.    Planetary scientists studying the images from the THEMIS infrared camera aboard the 2001 Mars Odyssey had long been puzzled by the dark spots, fans and spider-shaped markings around the vents till they came up with this model.  The findings were published in Nature this week.1  The authors noted that this model will have an impact on the way polar cap deposits are interpreted:The erosion and vertical stirring of surface materials under seasonal slab ice may have significantly altered the metre-scale sedimentary structures in the polar-layered deposits in a manner similar to bioturbation on the Earth.  This erosion and redeposition of the surface material on vertical scales of a few metres may have produced sedimentary structures that reflect this modification process, rather than the initial depositional environment.  If so, this process may present major complications to the interpretation of the sedimentary record observed in upcoming Polar Lander observations, and must be considered in relating this record to the climate history of Mars.What this means is that in this case, layering does not represent a time sequence.  Since every year the same layers are eroded and redeposited, they cannot be used to infer either geological or atmospheric history.1Kieffer, Christensen and Titus, “CO2 jets formed by sublimation beneath translucent slab ice in Mars’ seasonal south polar ice cap,” Nature 442, 793-796(17 August 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature04945; Received 4 April 2006; Accepted 30 May 2006.Yellowstone, eat your heart out.  What a sight it must be to look out over the south polar cap and see jets of dirty gas roaring upward hundreds of feet into the atmosphere every few hundred yards.  It might be even more dramatic to see the geysers of Enceladus, discovered last year (see 11/28/2005).    Imagine if scientists for the upcoming polar lander mission measured these layers carefully, correlated them with other Martian strata, and came up with a detailed model of the climate history of Mars.  They would be wrong, according to this model.  Interpretations of data are not the same as data.  Sometimes, weird processes can be at work to scramble the data, misleading humans that were not present when the formations were made.  These authors mentioned bioturbation on earth, wherein underground organisms, with their burrowing and tunneling, carry fossil material upward or downward from its initial location (see 05/21/2004).    Many times, scientists can recognize these effects and account for them in their models.  This new Martian process, apparently unique in the solar system, however, was unrecognized till now.  In this case, the effects take place in the present and can be observed.  (One wonders, offhand, whether this process could continue for billions of years.)  On Earth, much of the history cannot be reconstructed except by fallible inference from complicated data.  Peter Sadler said in the aforementioned 2004 article that cryptic signatures of bioturbation or reworking can go unrecognized by scientists, yet have significant effects on deposits – and by extension, on their interpretations.    Undoubtedly different physical effects take place on Earth deposits used to infer past geological and climate history.  But by definition, one cannot know all the unknowns.  Let this instance be a lesson that new discoveries can blow holes in the best of scientific models.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

On Ada Lovelace Day, Celebrate Some Extraordinary Women

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts robyn tippins Ada Lovelace was a pioneer.  The daughter of Lord Byron, Ada was also the daughter of a woman fed up with Lord Byron.  In an effort to dampen the dangerous poetic blood in her daughter, she encouraged, and I use that word lightly, her progeny to study mathematics, or really anything except poetry.  Despite this, Ada would enjoy poetry and mathematics, asking her mother in a letter if she couldn’t have poetry, could she at least have “poetical science”?  And science was poetic to Ada.  While everyone else was likely bored to tears at a dinner party when old Babbage droned on about his Analytical Engine, Ada was fascinated.  She liked it so much that she began corresponding with him, even writing up notes on Menabrea’s summary of Babbage’s plans.  In those notes, Ada predicted that a machine like the one Babbage was planning would one day be used to compose music, produce graphics and would be employed for practical and scientific use. Of course, like many of the great visionaries, she left us far too young, dying of illness at age 36.We celebrate Ada not for her visions of computers that would one day bring us joy and pain, but because she suggested a plan for the engine to calculate Bernoulli numbers, and that algorithm is now considered the first computer program.  In honor of Lady Lovelace, we have chosen to highlight three remarkable women who made the earth just a little cooler for having been a part of it, just like Ada.Dr. James BarryNote:  James Barry chose to live life as a man, so despite anatomy, I’ve chosen to refer to James as ‘he’ throughout this post.  Some time in the late 1790s, the person who would come to be known as James Barry was born.  Records then not being what they are now, and the fact that James lived his life cloaked in mystery, we are not entirely sure how his childhood unfolded.  What we do know is that James was known then as Margaret Bulkley, impoverished niece of the famous Irish artist, James Barry.   By 1809, Margaret Bulkley was no more, and James Barry had begun his medical studies at the University of Edinburgh, to later graduate with a Medical Doctorate.  He moved on to become Assistant Staff Surgeon at the Royal Military Hospital in Plymouth, and later to hold the position of Medical Inspector for the British Colony of South Africa, in Cape Town.  While there, he performed the first successful cesarean birth in Africa; successful because mom and baby both survived.  His later postings took him to many Crown holdings, including Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius, Malta, Corfu, Saint Helena, the Crimea, Jamaica, Canada, the West Indies and Malta.His career, which began as a hospital assistant and ended with the rank of inspector-general of hospitals (Canada), was long and storied.  James survived yellow fever, fought for sanitation and hygiene, encouraged healthy food for patients and soldiers, was a vegetarian and teetotaler, and crusaded for better treatment for commoners and the poor.   Glowing reviews of his person not withstanding, his behavior was a little unorthodox.  He fought duels to prove his masculinity, was reported to be blunt and impatient when sharing his opinions and was punished throughout his career for breaking the rules, at least once resulting in a demotion of real significance.  He was hot-tempered, but damn good at doctoring.James died in 1865, of dysentery, and it was upon his death that his charade was uncovered, literally.  Why Margaret became James is hotly debated.  I won’t guess, but mad props to this lady who fought for the poor, healed the sick and fought her duels as good as any man.Dr. Ruth WestheimerThe next doctor on our list is famous for her bluntly specific sex help, but her story is so much more than that.  Ruth Westheimer was born in 1928, the adored and spoiled only child of doting Jewish parents in Germany.  Her idyllic childhood would soon end with the Nazi arrest of her father in the late 30s.  Her mom promptly sent her to safety in Switzerland with plans to meet after the mixup was worked out.  Both of her parents likely died in concentration camps, writing letters to her until 1941 when the letters abruptly ceased.After reaching her majority in the Swiss orphanage, she went to Palestine, joining an underground Jewish military group.  Trained as a sniper, she never had to kill anyone but did suffer a serious injury, after shrapnel from a bomb pierced both of her legs.After a long and painful recovery, she went to Paris, studying and later teaching at the Sorbonne.  She used the small amount that Germany paid her in reparations, around $1,500, to book passage to New York.  It was a stint at Planned Parenthood that convinced her to study human sexuality.Once shocked by the frank talk about sexuality she heard in New York, she later came to embrace it.  And who among us doesn’t remember the little old lady who was always talking about penises, vaginas and orgasms as blithely as if she were discussing a grocery list.  Dr. Ruth helped many of us embrace our sexuality as normal and healthy, and in doing so made her mark on the world in a mighty way.  And she’s not done yet.  Her latest book, about caring for a parent with Alzheimers is due to be released in November.  Babe Didrikson ZahariasBabe, or Mildred, Didrikson, was the sixth child, of seven, born to Norwegian immigrants in 1911 in south Texas.  Though not a strong student — she failed 8th grade and eventually dropped out — Babe was destined for greatness.  She embraced all sports in school, playing for the all-city and all-state teams.  Her first adult job was as a secretary for an insurance firm, hired because she was an ace at b-ball and they wanted her to join their company team, the Golden Cyclones.  In what would become a habit, her team was victorious, snagging the AAU Basketball Championships in 1931.  From there, she went on to represent Employers Casualty Insurance Co. of Dallas at the AAU 1932 Championships, competing in eight of the 10 events held, and qualifying for the Olympics to boot.  I should point out that she also marched in the opening parade as the entire team, because in essence, she was.She won five of the eight events, and tied for the sixth.  At that competition, she broke four (FOUR!) women’s world records.  Her score of 30 points was eight points higher than the second-place winner.  As you can imagine, Babe caused a stir and it wasn’t just because she was a somewhat arrogant and insanely competitive lady.  She was also a rock-star athlete and had the chops to back up that chip she proudly wore on her extremely fit shoulders.  She excelled at everything, from playing her harmonica (in Vaudeville) to sewing (Babe won a championship for that too).  She went from there to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles.  She could only do three events there, darn rule book, but took the gold in two of them, breaking world records in both events.  In the high jump, she had to accept the silver due to a rule violation.  She went over head first, which was against the rules at the time.  Her height was the same as the gold medalist, but diving over was a foul in 1932.  It was not very long at all after this that they changed that rule.  Later she would be credited with tying the world record in that jump too, and tying for the gold.Babe’s celebrity status was assured with the strong showing.  Unfortunately, amateur athletes don’t get paid, and getting paid was what Babe needed most.  She had to turn pro to pay the bills, so she posed for an automobile advertisement and thus began the Babe Didrikson campaign for fun and profit.  She did some vaudeville, took part in MLB stunts, toured with a women’s basketball team, Babe Didrikson’s All-Americans, and then an all-bearded team (other than herself), called the House of David.  Babe married a wrestler, taking his name, and Babe Didrikson was now Babe Didrikson Zaharias.A massively talented athlete, Babe made a name for herself in track and field, basketball, baseball, tennis, diving, billiards and later golf, only taking it up after her fame in basketball and track and field was achieved.  But she was no slouch there either.  After winning the Texas Women’s Championship in 1935, the Golf Association in a dastardly move, declared that Babe wasn’t to be considered a golf amateur because she was a pro in other sports, “for the best interest of the game.”  They changed their mind in 1945, making her an amateur again, and in 1945 she won 13 consecutive tournaments.  When she chose to turn pro in 1947, she won all of the tournaments, save one.  Bobby Jones, yes, THE Bobby Jones, called her one of the 10 best golfers of all time, male or female.  A few of her achievements:•2 Olympic world records•2 Olympic gold medals•1 tied Olympic world record•1 tied Olympic gold medal/1 Olympic silver medal•First American to win the British Women’s Amateur•First American to win both the British Women’s Amateur and the American Women’s Amateur•Won U.S. Women’s Open, World Championship and the All-American Open in 1948•First Woman to win the Western Open three times (as an amateur and pro)•Member of the Ladies Golf Hall of Fame•Co-counded LPGA 1949•Named Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press (1945-1947, 1950, 1954)  In 1953 she was diagnosed with colon cancer.  Despite removing the tumor, the cancer had spread and she was told she would die.  In 1954 she won the U.S. Women’s Open for the third time, by 12 strokes, but the pain was too great to continue, so she retired from golf.  She died a year later at age 45.Now you know the story of three awesome women.  Go and enjoy your Ada Lovelace day in a grand style! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#community#web last_img read more

UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE aims big after ‘disappointing’ run last season

first_imgMOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next But from the rubble of the past season is where Pumaren hopes the Red Warriors will come out of as they aspire to go deep this time around.“It was a really disappointing season for us last year,” Pumaren said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We are looking forward for a better performance this coming season and we’re hoping that the guys I’m relying on to deliver will deliver this time,” he said.Pumaren is putting Alvin Pasaol under the spotlight as the 6-foot-3 forward will be front and center in UE’s charge this season after a promising showing last year SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UE Red Warriors156 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coach: Derrick PumarenLast Season: 3-11 (7th Place)Holdovers: Alvin Pasaol, Philip Manalang, Mark OlayonAdditions: Mark MalolesKey Losses: Bonbon Batiller, Edgar Charcos, Paul VarillaUniversity of the East had a failed campaign last year, finishing at the bottom of the standings with only three wins to show.ADVERTISEMENT “I expect him to carry the load for our team. He will be our leader for this season. He played well last season. In the first three to four games, he was still adjusting, but this season, I expect him to have a full blast right from the start,” he said.But it’s not just about Pasaol as the Red Warriors will also have guard Philip Manalang and team captain Mark Olayon giving Pumaren enough reasons to think that his team would be no pushover.“We are there. We’re getting there. As I’ve said, of course I’d be lying if we are not looking at the Final Four. We’re not just there for participation, but the objective right now is to better our performance last season because we disappointed the UE community,” he said.“That’s what I’m looking forward. And the team knows that. We are looking forward and hopefully, we’ll just play hard and compete with other teams.”ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UAAP Season 80 Preview: Sablan vows different UST Tigers will show up LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

11 days agoLeicester goalkeeper Schmeichel proud to reach 50 caps with Denmark

first_imgLeicester goalkeeper Schmeichel proud to reach 50 caps with Denmarkby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is proud to have reached 50 caps with Denmark.Schmeichel produced a stunning performance on Saturday night to record a clean sheet on his 50th outing for his country, an appearance that saw him match Andy King as City’s most-capped player.The 32-year-old stopper made four high-class saves to keep Switzerland at bay, Yussuf Poulsen’s goal in the final 10 minutes sealing a 1-0 victory that boosts Denmark’s chances of reaching the Euro 2020 finals. “I don’t know if it was my best international match – but at least it was important,” Schmeichel said after the win.“It was a fantastic and really, really important victory. It wasn’t our best international match, but we fought and fought all the way through, and it’s incredibly important.“It was a big motivating factor that I was not involved in the national team earlier in my career, but I am grateful to be part of it now and it makes me proud to play 50 games for my country. Now I just hope for 50 more.“If I don’t last five years, then I will be disappointed.“You can’t plan for football. Anything can happen. You can get hurt tomorrow and not have the opportunity to come back, so you have to be grateful every time you are teamed up with the national team.“Every match I get to play in front of such a crowd, I am incredibly grateful for, because it happens so rarely. We must be proud of all the matches we can fight on the national team.”Asked if he’s improved over recent years, Schmeichel joked: “I always think I’ve been so good.“I don’t know if I’ve progressed so much. A goalkeeper’s game is very much about routine and about playing lots of matches. I have been doing this for a number of years and it has borne fruit.“I am also surrounded by good teammates and good coaches with the national team and at my club, where my strengths are utilised.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Realtime monitoring could decrease boilwater advisories on First Nationsstudy

first_imgA study by Ontario researchers suggests real-time monitoring technology at water treatment plants on reserves could significantly reduce the number of drinking-water advisories issued for First Nations across the country.Edward McBean, an engineering professor at the University of Guelph and his former student, Kerry Black, explored the potential benefit of the systems, which use sensors to track characteristics like flow rates and chlorine levels, in an effort to help reduce the number of precautionary boil-water advisories that can linger on reserves for weeks.After analysing such advisories and interviewing those who work on water treatment plants in several communities, the researchers suggest the number of advisories could be reduced by more than 36 per cent if real-time monitoring was implemented.“I believe real-time monitoring is part of the solution to the water advisories on First Nations,” McBean told The Canadian Press in an interview. “This method can empower communities to regain control of their water systems.The research was published recently in the Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology — AQUA.McBean said he was inspired to look into the area after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged in 2016 to eliminate boil-water advisories in Indigenous communities — a goal McBean thinks is nearly impossible.“Exactly how he’s going to try do that, I don’t know,” McBean said.McBean decided to focus on developing a process to tackle precautionary drinking-water advisories. The idea, he said, is to reduce the number of such advisories that are not related to inadequate water quality.“Across all Canadian communities, 78 per cent of boil-water advisories were issued on a precautionary basis due to problems with drinking water equipment or processes,” the study says.Those problems, McBean said, often do not mean a change in water quality but a boil-water advisory will nonetheless remain in effect until conditions return to normal. And water testing, especially for remote communities, takes a long time with samples being shipped off to laboratories hundreds of kilometres away, he said.Real-time monitoring systems, McBean suggests, can deal with the matter.There are sensors that monitor attributes that include water temperature, pH levels, and water turbidity — with alerts that can be sent in real-time to an operator who can then act swiftly on that information.“Reliance upon real-time monitoring is an option for early identification of problems that can help to reduce both the frequency and duration of drinking-water advisories, and alert operators to problems about which they might not have been aware,” said the research paper.The study notes that some reserves have implemented real-time monitoring pilot projects. The federal government invested in such a project in 57 First Nations in Alberta in 2012, and several Ontario First Nations that were on boil-water advisories for about 1,000 days over the past 10 years have benefited from a real-time water monitoring system implemented in 2013, the paper said.McBean acknowledged, however, that real-time monitoring is not a panacea. Water treatment plant employees interviewed for the study said they appreciated the new technology but many operators interviewed expressed concern about the security of the data and a general distrust of a third party “big brother” watching over the communities.One community member, according to the paper, noted: “I would be concerned about who has access to this information, how it might be used, and whether it would be used against (the community).”Real-time monitoring also requires training, which some are averse to, the paper said. And if the quality of the water going into the system is inadequate or the infrastructure is poor, real-time monitoring is irrelevant until those problems are first solved, McBean said.McBean acknowledged that his suggestion of real-time monitoring was one part of the solution but noted that eliminating boil-water advisories is essential, whether it’s by 2021 as Trudeau has promised, or at a later date.“You cannot live without water. That’s obvious, but it’s important to remember for those of us who have good drinking water,” McBean said. “We’ve got to do it. The question is how can we do it? I hope this method is a start.”last_img read more

Still a long way to go in Canada Post contract dispute union

first_imgOTTAWA – The union representing 50,000 employees at Canada Post panned the latest contract offers from the corporation Thursday, calling them “disappointing” and keeping alive the threat of a work stoppage as the busy holiday online shopping season approaches.Two separate offers for rural and urban carriers included “very small movements” toward resolving some key issues, said the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.On a proposal directed at rural carriers, the union said, “We have a long way to go to achieve a negotiated collective agreement.”The possibility of a work stoppage has hovered over Canada Post since Sept. 26 after postal workers voted overwhelmingly in late summer in support of a potential walkout to back their contract demands.But that initial deadline passed without any job action being launched, with CUPW saying it would stay at the bargaining table so long as there was progress in the talks.That position had not changed Thursday, said CUPW national president Mike Palecek.“Those are discussions that we’re having daily, based on developments,” he said.Job action could include a full or partial walkout, or a lockout, after a 72-hour notice period.The threat of a work stoppage over the holidays has forced companies that rely on Canada Post for parcel deliveries to make alternative plans to ensure their customers receive orders. However, it may be difficult to fill all of the service gaps in the event of a shutdown.Canada Post is the biggest parcel shipping company in the country, having delivered about one million parcels per day during the holiday season last year — an increase of 20 per cent over the same period in 2016.Utilities have also been urging their clients to register for online billing, reminding them that invoices must still be paid regardless of whether they are mailed out.Canada Post said its global offers to rural and urban carriers include improvements to pay, benefits and job security.But the job security proposals are limited, particularly for rural and suburban carriers, CUPW said in a statement on its website.“For those eligible to job security, Canada Post would be allowed to assign you or not to a vacant position within a 75 km radius from your installation,” the union said.“This is a very complex proposal and a substantial amount of clarification is required to fully understand its impact.”Canada Post also rejected demands that those same carriers get paid an hourly rate — and for all hours worked — and that the corporation guarantee minimum hours, said CUPW.For both rural and urban carriers, the post office offered wage increases of 1.5 per cent annually under a four-year contract — virtually unchanged from proposals tabled Sept. 7. The union is seeking a 3.5 per cent hike in pay.“The offers are disappointing,” said Palecek.“Canada Post still hasn’t addressed any of our major issues.”CUPW has been pushing Canada Post to offer banking services in communities underserved by the big financial institutions.The Crown agency’s latest offer proposes “a selected set of new financial services,” a move Palecek described as encouraging.But he noted that no details about what those services might involve or when they could be launched have been forthcoming.last_img read more