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    Ashley Van Valen and Jenny Venezio have long called Cassie Romano their angel. The three met each other working in Paramus for Bergen County Special Services, and have since become close friends. "She has this platinum blonde hair," said Van Valen of Dumont. "She lights up a room and she's so soft-spoken." "She's the sweetest, most generous person," Venezio added. "She cares about her friends, family and the students she works with." And so when Cassie was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer last September, Van Valen and Venezio knew they needed to be what their angelic colleague has always for them: Angels. Van Valen and Venezio last month launched a GoFundMe campaign for Romano that had raised more than $13,800 as of Tuesday morning. "When we realized how tough of a road ahead she had," said Venezio, "we knew we had to help in some way." Cassie Romano and Ashley...
    Trust Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to show, in the ugliest possible way, why federal civil rights protections for LGBTQ people are so very necessary. The House is on the brink of passing the Equality Act, which would include sexual orientation and gender identity in existing civil rights laws, extending protections in jobs, housing, education, public accommodations, and more. Republicans oppose the bill because, essentially, some people might want to discriminate. It’s not okay for a business owner to discriminate against an interracial couple on religious grounds, they mostly agree, but the Republican position is that discrimination against same-sex couples should be a different case.  Most Republicans are willing to keep their opposition to voting against the bill and giving obnoxious quotes to the media, but not Greene. She first tried to delay the vote, then launched ugly personal attacks against Rep. Marie Newman, who has a transgender daughter and whose office neighbors Greene’s. “I rise today on...
    WEST COVINA (KABC) -- As a nation, it's hard to not become numb to the astronomical numbers of the souls we have lost due to the coronavirus. But it's important we remember each person who is left behind: Mothers, fathers, teenagers, grandparents, and friends.Among them is a West Covina nurse nicknamed "Mama Amy" who has lost her life to COVID-19. For almost 30 years Amelia Agbigay Baclig dedicated her life to taking care of patients at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina."She always wanted to be a nurse since she was a child it's like it was always meant for her. So many of her coworkers say my mom has taught them more than they ever learned in nursing school," said Aubrey Joy Baclig, Mama Amy's daughter.The 63-year-old always took care of everyone around her; her family, her coworkers and most importantly her patients. Her dedication and spirit...
            by Bruce Walker  The National Labor Relations Board in Washington on Friday granted the petition of Michigan construction employees to defend their right to vote union bargaining representatives from the workplace. The NLRB decision Friday overturns a November ruling by the Detroit NLRB, which dismissed two petitions filed by Rieth-Riley Construction Company employee Rayalan Kent and coworkers in which they requested a decertification vote against the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324. Kent and about 30% of Kent’s coworkers had requested in April and August to vote whether to drop IUOE Local 324 as its bargaining representative. The election by mail started in October but, on Nov. 9, 3½ hours before the Detroit NLRB Region began counting votes, the NLRB regional director dismissed Kent’s and his coworkers’ petitions and ruled ballots to remove the union not be counted and, further, should be destroyed. Friday’s Washington NLRB ruling overturns the...
    A young nurse who never envisioned herself working in disaster circumstances during a viral pandemic was forced to reconsider her career path once the strain of providing care became too much, just one example of the toll that COVID-19 has taken on healthcare workers. Hannah McSwain, 26, started her career in nursing in 2017 at AdventHealth Tampa hospital, where she worked as a team leader in the progressive care unit, an intermediary step between the intensive care unit and a general medicine floor where patients still need a high level of skilled nursing care. In spring 2020, the PCU was converted into a COVID-19 unit, one of seven in the hospital, and McSwain was tasked with leading her team of nurses through the daily rigors of caring for patients who often would not leave the hospital with their loved ones. Just as her husband and parents began to...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Two coworkers carpooling to work were killed when a BMW tore through a red light, hitting their car over the weekend. The New York Daily News reports Sandra Liberice and Nerlye Sainvil, both of Brooklyn, were driving to their overnight shift Saturday night, as they had for six years, when they were hit. A video obtained by the newspaper shows Sainvil's car driving east on Flatlands Avenue in East New York after the light turned green around 10:50 p.m. A BMW driving south on Pennsylvania Avenue slammed through a red light, hitting their car, the video shows. Both women died before being taken to a hospital, the newspaper reported. Two men in the BWM left the car and ran away. “I know God is gonna deal with them,” Mirlene Sainvil, a niece of Nerlye Sainvil's, said of the men who fled. “I leave them in God’s...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Front line workers in the coronavirus pandemic are encouraging Americans to be more optimistic about the vaccine given the struggles that can come along with a COVID-19 infection. Longtime nurse Marcia Santini says she would encourage people to take it, especially now that she, her husband and son have been infected with the virus and recently lost coworkers who fell ill with it. “I understand the concern about the vaccine. I’d be lying to you if I told you I haven’t thought about whether or not I’ll get it right away or not but now after seeing this virus and how it’s affecting my whole family,” Santini said. “We just lost two coworkers this week. Two young healthy men who have died.” Santini, who works at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said her symptoms have varied while she has been quarantining for the last four days...
    While holiday work parties are surely cancelled this year and there’s a chance you haven’t step foot in your office for for what seems like years, it’s still important to show your coworkers some love during the holidays! In an effort to get your workmates in a festive mood after a long and hard year, we rounded up the best coworker gifts for all ages and sexes. Whether they have a sweet tooth, take their coffee intake very seriously or appreciate a good laugh, we’ve got you covered with options for every budget! They’ve always got your back. Now show ’em you’ve got theirs. Happy shopping! Whether you’re close with your coworker or not, everyone loves cupcakes, right? These bite-size holiday cupcakes from Baked by Melissa come in a set of 25 in snowball, caramel hot chocolate, candy cane and snowcap flavors. Even if they are working from home,...
    More On: holiday shopping e.l.f. Cosmetics to ‘sleigh this holiday’ with festive makeup, playlist The last days to order and mail gifts for a Christmas 2020 delivery Best Christmas gift baskets 2020: 28 ideas for unique holiday bundles Pantone’s ‘color of the year’ is a double dose of hope, reality for 2021 While holiday work parties are surely cancelled this year and there’s a chance you haven’t step foot in your office for for what seems like years, it’s still important to show your coworkers some love during the holidays! In an effort to get your workmates in a festive mood after a long and hard year, we rounded up the best coworker gifts for all ages and sexes. Whether they have a sweet tooth, take their coffee intake very seriously or appreciate a good laugh, we’ve got you covered with options for every budget! They’ve always got...
    A radiology technician in Kansas says he slept in an RV outside of the rural hospital where he works to continue treating patients who needed X-rays after the novel coronavirus sickened many of his coworkers.  Eric Lewallen told the Associated Press that he slept in the RV for more than a week after many of his fellow health care workers fell ill last month, including a doctor and physician assistant who tested positive on the same day.  Lewallen, a radiology technician has been sleeping in an RV in the parking lot of his rural Kansas hospital because his co-workers are out sick with COVID-19 and no one else is available to take X-rays. (Eric Lewallen via The AP) The technician needed to be on-site at Rush County Memorial Hospital in La Crosse because he was the only hospital staffer who could perform X-rays at the time.  “I’m it,” Lewallen told...
    A pair of former Chili's Bar & Grill employees say they were sexually harassed by male coworkers regularly at the Freehold restaurant and management ignored their complaints. Filed in Monmouth County Superior Court, the discrimination suit alleges the males "groped, touched and ogled" the teens daily during their shifts this year and last year at the Route 9 restaurant.  The teens tried reporting the incidents to the general manager, who did not act on the complaints, the teen's lawyer John C. Luke said. “The two then teenaged employees of Chili’s faced a near daily sexually hostile work environment from their co-workers," NJ.com reports citing Luke. "None of the behavior came to an end after multiple complaints of discrimination to management. "They came forward because they don’t want any other co-workers and in particular young women to have to work in that type of environment. They felt that they had...
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    BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — A psychiatrist testifying for the prosecution said mass shooter Radee Prince was not suffering from a severe mental illness at the time he opened fire on his coworkers in October 2017. A jury found Prince guilty of murder and attempted murder Wednesday. Jurors are now hearing arguments in the second phase of his trial: Whether Prince should be held criminally responsible for killing three coworkers and severely injuring two more at the granite business where they worked in Edgewood. Prince is claiming Maryland’s version of an insanity defense. Dr. Travis Klein evaluated Prince and determined he suffered from PTSD and antisocial personality disorder, which does not meet the standard for finding him not criminally responsible by reason of insanity at the time of the killings. “He had a lifelong issue with a bad temper and blaming others for his behavior,” Dr. Klein testified. “He felt exhausted...
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    BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — Radee Prince, the man accused of opening fire on his co-workers at a granite business in Edgewood in 2017, killing three people and injuring two more, has been found guilty. On Wednesday afternoon, there’s a hearing underway on his claim that he was not criminally responsible. Prince’s trial began earlier this month in Harford County. His lawyers argued he’s not criminally responsible — an insanity defense — and that Prince was picked on while at work, but prosecutors said the shootings were premeditated, calling Prince a cold-blooded killer. RELATED COVERAGE: ‘Like A Scene From A Horror Movie’ | Trial Underway For Radee Prince, Man Accused Of Shooting, Killing Co-Workers In Harford County Radee Prince Case: Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing 3 People, Injuring 2 At Advanced Granite Solutions Trial For Workplace Shooting Suspect Radee Prince Delayed Until 2020 Workplace...
    Absentee or early voting? Here is the best way to vote in 2020, according to experts and activists Workers who lost jobs because of COVID-19 find new careers in these fields Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gadgets of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/26 SLIDES © Courtesy There are endless reasons why you might need a coworker gift. Maybe they helped you meet a big deadline. Maybe you need...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man who worked as a security guard at an Orange County retirement community pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge for pretending to be a federal agent. (U.S. DOJ) Donovan Pham Nguyen, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of impersonating a federal officer, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to the plea agreement, Nguyen began working at the retirement community’s private security company in 2015. While employed by the company, Nguyen falsely told his coworkers that he was a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations and used that falsely assumed title to conduct traffic stops of his coworkers and search them — neither of which he was allowed to do as part of his actual job. Nguyen also admitted that in May 2019 he falsely claimed to be a special agent with HSI to the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service as agents...
    A North Carolina woman is reportedly suing her former employer after her coworkers shared sexually explicit videos of her on social media. Hide The woman, who was a waitress at the Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Charlotte, North Carolina, is suing the restaurant for $100,000 in damages, according to Charlotte-based radio service WBT. Hide She quit her job in 2019 after her coworkers allegedly harassed her for seven months, according to the News Observer. She is reportedly suing on the basis of lost income and emotional distress. Her lawyer said in a complaint that the waitress recorded a sexually explicit video exclusively for her boyfriend. Her coworkers got a hold of the video and shared it with others at the restaurant via a Facebook messenger account that was used for work, WBT reported.  Restaurant management allegedly failed to address the harassment. They did not hold anyone accountable nor try to...
    Shopping for coworkers can be tricky. You know them well enough to ask about their weekend trip upstate, but not enough to know what they truly need or enjoy. The key is to strike a delicate balance between professional and thoughtful, not only so they’ll feel more inclined to cover your shift when your sick, but to maybe, potentially, score a new work BFF. Think about the context in which you’re offering them a little something, whether it’s to congratulate them on their promotion, share in the holiday spirit, or just because. Feeling the pressure? Fear not. Certain items are safe bets across the board. Speaking of which: UGG Classic Sherpa Throw Blanket
    A 60-year-old man who threatened to shoot and kill his eight coworkers in New Jersey because he didn't like the music they were playing had several firearms at his Pennsylvania home, authorities said Monday. Two .22 caliber rifles, a .22 caliber revolver and a .38 caliber handgun were found during a search of Cosimino Bisanti Jr.’s home last Friday, Warren County Prosecutor James L. Pfeiffer said in a release. Bisanti, of Portland, PA, was accused last Wednesday of alarming his coworkers in Franklin Township by reading them a note he had written in the form of a newspaper article about fatally shooting eight employees and injured a ninth, authorities said. Bisanti then continued coming to work “as if nothing had happened,” Pfeiffer said. The threats were made because Bisanti was unsatisfied with the music being played, authorities said. Bisanti was charged with terroristic threats and false public alarm, each punishable...
    A woman in Italy has been sentenced to four years in prison after she took workplace rivalry to the extremes — spiking her colleague’s coffee as job cuts loomed so the coworker would get fired … and not her. Mariangela Cerrato of Bra, Piedmont, was found guilty of putting sedatives in Alice Bordon’s coffee over a period of several months in 2017 so as to discredit Bordon in front of the company’s bosses. Bordon told the newspaper La Stampa (via the Guardian) she “had always trusted the colleague and was still incredulous that she had tried to ‘eliminate’ her by slipping a tranquilizer into her coffee so that she would feel sleepy and underperform at work.” Cerrato’s plot began in October 2017 when she bought Bordon a coffee from a nearby bar. “Usually I would just sip it, but on that day, I drank it all in one gulp,” Bordon told...
    Getty: "A Homeland Security police vehicle sits outside the federal building complex in the Loop on October 29, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois." A senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official emailed employees to tell them to turn in fellow coworkers they even just suspected of leaking agency information, an order which apparently was then promptly leaked to BuzzFeed News. “This isn't the first warning not to leak to media—we've reported on a few of those before,” reported Hamed Aleaziz. “Notable thing here is the request to report on colleagues 'suspected' of leaking information as well as any requests for info from colleagues that were suspect.” Of course, it’s par for the course that DHS leadership would be angrier about whistleblowers exposing the department’s hateful policies than the hateful policies themselves. After all, it was whistleblowers who last year also revealed to BuzzFeed News that career officials were being instructed to deport asylum-seekers back to Guatemala even though...
    A college freshman in Storm Lake, Iowa, is getting a lot of attention for helping save his coworker who experienced a heart attack on September 17. His first day working at Walmart, Buena Vista University (BVU) student Diego Aguilera was being trained in the produce department when he and another associate took a break together in a back room, according to the Sioux City Journal. A few minutes later, Aguilera’s coworker told him he did not feel well. “He sat down on a box of bananas and began sweating,” the computer science major recalled. “His skin turned pale, so did his lips. He was out of breath.” When the man tipped his head back, Aguilera began searching for a pulse or heartbeat. “I didn’t feel a heartbeat, so I began doing chest compressions,” said Aguilera, who became certified in CPR during his time as a team captain for the PSJA Memorial...
    A Disney employee is working her magic to help feed furloughed colleagues. Emily Lartigue, 28, is inviting out-of-work cast members to be her guest at a food pantry she started up in Windermere, Fla., to help provide meals amid Disney layoffs during the pandemic. Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA - August 19, 2015: an entrance of Walt Disney World Resort. Some cars are visible. “Our mission is ‘no cast member goes hungry.’ It’s a big undertaking, especially now, with the news of layoffs and the unknown with how long this is going to last,” Lartigue told FOX News Friday. “We continue to hear the word 'unprecedented,' and as and as much we’re tired of hearing it, it’s accurate. There’s no playbook for how the industry is dealing with COVID-19.” FLORIDA GOVERNOR SUPPORTS DISNEY, UNIVERSAL AND STATE THEME PARKS EASING COVID-19 CAPACITY LIMITS  Josh D’Amaro, the Walt Disney Company Chairman...
    With the libraries shuttered, except for curbside pickup, Denver Public Library adult services librarian Heidi Young wanted to give people in the city a way to express their thoughts and emotions about COVID-19 and this brutal year. Inspired by Quaranzine, from the Arlington Public Library, Young decided to create a zine in which library staff and customers could reflect on these brutal times. "For myself as a teenager and a young person being involved in the underground music scene back in Seattle, zines were circulated a lot in that circle," Young says. "I would trade zines with my friends and drop them off at independent bookstores." Zines are DIY, homemade magazines often showcasing works by artists, writers, photographers, and other creatives. Young thought it would be the perfect way to give her coworkers an outlet. Related Stories MCA Denver's Citizenship: A Practice of Society Encourages Public Activism This Is Not...
    A California man has been found guilty of putting his semen in a colleague’s water bottle and on her workspace after she rejected his advances. Stevens Millancastro, 30, was convicted Monday on assault and battery charges stemming from his attempts to retaliate against the woman in La Palma between November 2016 and January 2017, the Mercury News reported. Prosecutors allege that Millancastro was obsessed with his coworker, asked her out on a date, and then began to incessantly stare at her after she turned him down. The woman asked her boss to tell him to cut it out, but when that didn’t stop him she filed a complaint with the HR department, prosecutors said. Then on several occasions, the woman came to work to find a murky substance in her half-full water bottle, the outlet reported. Her boss agreed to set up a surveillance camera to monitor her desk then...
    A trio of New Jersey garbage men was caught on now-viral video busting out moves in the middle of the street while working. As singer Cupid’s 2007 dance hit the “Cupid Shuffle’’ blared from speakers on the Roselle Sanitation truck in Keansburg in Monmouth County last week, the workers boogied while emptying residents’ trash cans. “I was kind of going through something, and I’m looking around, everybody’s moping, and they’re sad,” recalled one of the sanit workers, William Watson, to TV’s News 12 New Jersey. “[So] I started dancing. Then he started dancing, then he started dancing,’’ Watson said of his coworkers. “We didn’t even know we were being recorded.’’ One of the trash men-with-moves, Rodrick Samuels, said he bought a music speaker for the truck  last month for about $120 after telling his coworkers, “Let’s motivate ourselves some more.’ “It’s worth it,” he said of the speaker. “Music is...
    CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man who worked for New York City transit for half a century, is receiving tributes from everyone who had the pleasure of working with him.For generations of booms and busts, wars and the pandemic, the subway has been the life blood of the city.The fragile and aging subway system is looked after by thousands of MTA workers."This shop was his family," coworker Eugene Leybovich said.At the Coney Island Overhaul Shop, there was only one Frank.RELATED | 99 cards for 99 years: NY woman's wish for grandmother's birthday goes global"All you had to say is one name, Frank, everybody knew who that is," Leybovich said.The MTA's oldest employee was 95-year-old Frank Gurrera, who schooled an army of transit workers."Hi kid ... that's the way he was all the time," facility manager Thomas Mathai said. "I'm 55 years old."After serving in France in World War II,...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two women have filed a class action lawsuit against West Penn Hospital. In it, it says they’re humiliated and mortified by a secret recording. They’re seeking money and changes at the hospital. According to the lawsuit, it was last December when an employee found a camera in the unisex employee restroom. Police determined that camera had been placed there for unsuspecting victims. RELATED: More Women Accusing Former West Penn Hospital Employee Of Secretly Recording Them In Bathroom And Exam Room The lawsuit says Guy Caley, a once employee at the hospital, admitted to using a hidden camera to capture employees and patients in two bathrooms of the hospital. It also says he downloaded the video footage on his personal computer. He’s facing dozens of charges. In the lawsuit, 21 workers and 34 patients were recorded, mainly in the radiology department. Most were women and...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Senior editor Sally Kaplan and associate guides editor Jen Gushue wearing the Vida Protective Masks. Sally Kaplan/Business Insider The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face mask in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We've bought and tested several different face masks on the Insider Reviews team, so I asked my colleagues to share their favorites, below. Read more: The CDC recommends everyone wear a cloth face mask in public — here are 12 of the highest-rated options on Etsy Wearing a face mask is vital to slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, along with other CDC guidelines such as maintaining 6 feet of social distance and washing your hands frequently.  Wearing face masks in public is firstly about social responsibility. Cloth face coverings mostly help...
    Dear Moneyist, There have been several COVID-19 cases at my company. ‘There have been several COVID-19 cases at my company. People have been out for at least two weeks because they were either sick or thought they had coronavirus. Most of us, but not all, wear masks inside the office. My coworkers are coughing and sneezing for days, but nobody does anything. Other coworkers complain, but I worry that I will get into trouble, so I don’t do anything. Of course, those same coworkers talk about their parties, trips and don’t wear masks. What is the right way to handle this? Please don’t add my name. I’m worried I’ll get in trouble. M.W. Dear M.W., You are following the health and safety protocols, but they have a better chance of working if everyone is wearing masks in the office and following the guidance of health authorities outside the office....
    A SUSPENDED Kentucky judge who is accused of having a threesome with fellow staffers was only horsing around, her secretary testified in court this week. Judge Dawn Gentry allegedly hired her boyfriend, Stephen Penrose, to have a threesome with her secretary Laura Aubrey. 3Judge Dawn Gentry is accused of having a threesome with fellow staffers and allowed her employees to drink on the jobCredit: Facebook / Judge Dawn Gentry public official Gentry was hit with a dozen charges by the state’s Judicial Conduct Commission related to the Animal House antics in which she allegedly allowed staffers to get drunk on the job, all while abusing her power to win re-election. The charges accuse the Kenton County Family judge, who has been suspended with pay, of using sex, coercion and retaliation as tools in her judgeship. Gentry also allegedly tried to seduce another member of the panel, attorney Katherine Schulz, into...
    SAN ANTONIO – A man who San Antonio police said brandished a handgun after he was fired from Amazon last month has been arrested. Antae Harold Janvier, 22, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, booking records show. Police said Janvier was an employee at an Amazon facility at 6422 East Campus on the far Northeast Side and was fired on July 24 by a human resources assistant. The human resources employee asked an area manager to help escort Janvier out of the Amazon building, an arrest affidavit states. Janvier went to his car then drove past the two employees and brandished a handgun, the affidavit states. Investigators said Janvier told the two employees that he was going shoot them. One employee tried to take a photo of him as the other called police. Booking records show he was arrested Wednesday. His bond has been...
    I've learned that you don't need to be in an office to bond with new coworkers. Shutterstock/Cineberg Skye Gould Getting to know your coworkers is an important part of starting any new job. It can feel especially challenging to build relationships with new colleagues if you've never met them in person. In my first month working for Insider remotely, I've learned that it's possible to befriend your remote coworkers as long as you're willing to put yourself out there. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Starting a new job is always intimidating, and working from home can make the transition more difficult. As an extrovert, I usually look forward to making work friends who can provide energy, insight, and support in the office. But I started working for Insider remotely, and I've found that it's harder to make those connections when there's a computer screen...
    This story about a workplace food dispute has people online going bananas. An anonymous poster on Reddit’s "Am I the A--h---" subreddit said he started a meat-eating club at his job in response to a coworker’s vegan-only club. He claimed that one of his colleagues started a vegan dinner club exclusively for their coworkers following a vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diet. Other coworkers “will not be able to join the club,” the poster said the group’s “statement of purpose” read. In response, the poster claimed that he and some other meat-eating coworkers started a burger and steak club to go out and try new restaurants each week. They only allowed meat-eaters to join. However, members of the vegan club filed a complaint with the company’s human resources department. He claimed that one of his colleagues started a vegan dinner club exclusively for their coworkers following a vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diet....
    Old social-media posts from Bon Appétit's editor in chief, Adam Rapaport, and drinks editor, Alex Delany, surfaced recently. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/Alex Delany/Instagram Condé Nast and its food publication Bon Appétit have come under fire as high-profile staff members have made — or been subjects of — allegations of racism, among other things. Between countless social-media posts, an exposé in which employees of color described a "toxic" work environment, and the resignations of executives, the publication has perhaps experienced its most turbulent period ever. Weeks after the initial controversy, four BA YouTube stars announced they would no longer appear in the publication's popular videos.  Following his coworkers' departure, drinks editor Alex Delany issued a lengthy apology for his past social-media posts.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Bon Appétit's reckoning has continued weeks after the publication experienced a deluge of public criticism from fans, contributors, and former and current...
    A UTAH cop has been fired from the Logan City PD after sharing explicit photos of a murdered victim who was being exploited. Officer Miguel Deras was sacked on Wednesday after he allegedly showed off explicit pictures of the 21-year-old victim who was being blackmailed by her sex-offender ex before he killed her, according to reports. 5Lauren McCluskey, a 21-year-old student at the University of Utah, told campus police she was being blackmailedCredit: Facebook Lauren McCluskey, a student at the University of Utah, told campus police she was being blackmailed over the photos by 37-year-old Melvin Rowland - only to be exploited by the officer she turned to for help. Scared by the demand, she paid the money and then sent copies of the messages and the pictures to Deras as evidence for her case on October 13 2018. She was murdered outside her dorm room nine days later....
    DENVER (CBS4) – Daniel Straley showed up to the scene of a crime with tears in his eyes. He found a community that felt the same way about Djibril Diol as he did. (credit: CBS) “He was a wonderful man,” Straley said. “He was a peaceful man as friendly as could be. I couldn’t see how anyone would want to cause him harm.” Djibril died in an arson fire Wednesday morning with four other members of his family. An online fundraiser says Djibril’s wife, daughter, sister and niece were also killed. Three adults jumped out of the house and are expected to be OK. “I know his family had recently come over (from Senegal). They got here right before everything got crazy with the corona(virus) thing. We were all happy for him for that. But, they’d only been here a couple months and they’re dead. I don’t understand it,” Straley...
    There’s always a way to say “Happy birthday.” A Chick-fil-A in Odessa, Texas found a way to celebrate a worker’s 90th birthday despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In order to celebrate while still practicing social distancing, the restaurant’s workers decided to utilize the drive-thru. Ann Mefford, who will turn 90 years old on Tuesday,  according to Fox 24, reportedly spent six weeks at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak and was worried that her birthday celebrations would be canceled. Fortunately, her coworkers weren’t going to let the occasion pass without celebrating. TIKTOKKERS' SUBWAY SANDWICH STUNT GOES VIRAL, HAS USERS DEMAND RAISE FOR EMPLOYEE Courtney Ashley, Chick-fil-A marketing director, told the news outlet, “She was very concerned, she started getting a little depressed because she didn’t think we would be able to do anything. So we kind of got with some people we talked with Odessa Police, Odessa Fire Department, and we thought let’s...
    Andrew Sullivan believes he is out at New York Magazine because his coworkers see his “conservative” views as “physically” harmful to them, he wrote Friday. Sullivan announced Tuesday that he was parting ways with NY Mag, which was acquired by Vox Media. Sullivan elaborated about the move in a NY Mag column Friday and noted that “the quality of” his work isn’t the problem, rather his beliefs are. “What has happened, I think, is relatively simple: A critical mass of the staff and management at New York Magazine and Vox Media no longer want to associate with me, and, in a time of ever tightening budgets, I’m a luxury item they don’t want to afford,” Sullivan wrote. “And that’s entirely their prerogative. They seem to believe, and this is increasingly the orthodoxy in mainstream media, that any writer not actively committed to critical theory in questions of race, gender, sexual...
    Andrew Sullivan is out as a columnist at New York Magazine because his coworkers believe his “conservative” viewpoints are “physically harming” them, Sullivan wrote in a farewell column. “The quality of my work does not appear to be the problem,” Sullivan wrote for the publication on Friday. “I have a long essay in the coming print magazine on how plagues change societies, after all. I have written some of the most widely read essays in the history of the magazine, and my column has been popular with readers. “What has happened, I think, is relatively simple: A critical mass of the staff and management at New York Magazine and Vox Media no longer want to associate with me, and, in a time of ever tightening budgets, I’m a luxury item they don’t want to afford,” Sullivan said. “And that’s entirely their prerogative. They seem to believe, and this is increasingly...
    New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss has announced she has quit in a scathing resignation letter that slams the newspaper for fostering an 'illiberal environment' and censoring centrist opinions. Weiss, who joined the Times in 2017, said the paper of record was among the media institutions now betraying their standards and losing sight of their principles as she accused them of only publishing stories that 'satisfy the narrowest of audiences'.    In her lengthy resignation later addressed to publisher A.G. Sulzberger and posted on her website on Tuesday, Weiss claimed that intellectual curiosity and risk-taking was now a 'liability' at the Times. The controversial editor and writer said the opinions of those on Twitter had become the newspaper's 'ultimate editor'. Weiss also accused the outlet of creating a 'hostile work environment' for employees that had anything other than left-of-center views.   She says this mentality has resulted in her being constantly bullied by coworkers who...
    SAN ANTONIO – A 42-year-old man was arrested after San Antonio police say he threatened his former coworkers with a gun on the day he was fired. Quincy Maurice Atkinson has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following the incident on Wednesday, online booking records show. Police say after Atkinson was fired from his job that morning he approached a man in the company’s parking lot with a 4-foot long pole. He asked the man, who worked with him, about the whereabouts of two other employees, police said. The man “felt best to say he didn’t know” based on Atkinson’s demeanor, the affidavit states. As Atkinson walked off, the man followed him and then approached the general manager’s door. Investigators say Atkinson looked at them, pointed a gun and said he was going to return to kill the employees. Atkinson drove off but returned and parked on...
    Whether you’ve been working from home for a decade or have been thrust into the remote office for the first time, navigating the minefield of text-only communication can be dense, difficult, and draining. Slack is the go-to communication program for many remote offices, but used improperly, you could end up unintentionally annoying all your coworkers. “Digital communication is much more challenging than physical communication, because it lacks the ability to really transfer tone well,” explains Elaine Swann, etiquette expert and founder of the Swann School of Protocol. “The inflections in our voice get lost, and we're not able to hear or emphasize body language that sometimes speaks louder than words.” Couple that with notification overload and water cooler talk spamming your work channels, and you’re bound to get a little frustrated with your colleague’s Slack usage—or vice versa. If you’re new to an organization, it helps to go through...
    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Massachusetts police detective who posted on social media a picture of her niece at a Black Lives Matter event holding a sign that suggested shooting police officers has been fired, according to a published report. Rookie Springfield Detective Florissa Fuentes tells The Republican newspaper for a story Wednesday that the post was made on a personal account while she was off duty. She said she was showing pride in her niece’s activism at a late May protest in Atlanta and she does not advocate violence against police. “After I posted it, I started getting calls and texts from coworkers,” Fuentes said. “I was initially confused, but then I realized they thought I was being anti-cop. I wasn’t. I was just supporting my niece’s activism. I had no malicious intent, and I wouldn’t put a target on my own back.” She removed the post. The head of...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police detective who posted on social media a picture of her niece at a Black Lives Matter event holding a sign that suggested shooting police officers has been fired, according to a published report. Rookie Springfield Detective Florissa Fuentes tells The Republican newspaper for a story Wednesday that the post was made on a personal account while she was off duty. She said she was showing pride in her niece's activism at a late May protest in Atlanta and she does not advocate violence against police. “After I posted it, I started getting calls and texts from coworkers,” Fuentes said. “I was initially confused, but then I realized they thought I was being anti-cop. I wasn’t. I was just supporting my niece’s activism. I had no malicious intent, and I wouldn’t put a target on my own back." She removed the post. The head...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Two frontline nurses from Astoria shared their love with the world as they tied the knot during a live wedding ceremony on NBC’s TODAY show on June 25.  Vanessa Baral, 27, a float nurse from Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, and Herwyn Silva, 28, a nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital, were married by TODAY co-anchor and ordained minister Hoda Kotb as the couple’s coworkers held watch parties for the ceremony at both hospitals.  Baral’s LIJ Forest Hills coworkers celebrate the couple’s nuptial. (Photo courtesy of Northwell Health) Silva’s coworkers at Lenox Hill Hospital cheer on the newlyweds. (Photo courtesy of Northwell Health) NBC is sending the newlywed couple to Fiji for their honeymoon.  “It definitely caught us by surprise. We still can’t believe it and we’re still processing it,” the couple told...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A third person who was critically wounded in a shooting at a warehouse in central Illinois has died.Authorities announced the third death Saturday afternoon, a day after a suspect fatally shot two coworkers before apparently killing himself.Police believe Michael L. Collins opened fire on three of his coworkers Friday, killing two at the Bunn-O-Matic facility in Springfield, Illinois, shortly after 11 a.m.The victims who died Friday are Christopher Aumiller, 25, and Bill Gibbons, 61, both of Springfield, according to Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon. Their autopsies conducted Saturday morning concluded both died of multiple gunshot wounds, Allmon told The (Springfield) State Journal-Register.RELATED: Springfield police say workplace shooting suspect killed 2 coworkers, himselfThe third victim is a 54-year-old woman, who died Saturday just after 4:30 p.m. at HSHS St. John's Hospital. Her identity hasn't been revealed because her family hasn't been notified of her death, Allmon said. The...
    SAN ANTONIO – The outgoing director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Dawn Emerick, said although her resignation from her position may have been surprising to city leaders, that wasn’t the case for her close coworkers. Emerick spoke out in a Twitter thread Saturday, saying the difficult decision “did not come as a surprise to those who worked closely with me over the last five months.” 1/4-After thoughtful reflection I have resigned my position as Director of the Metropolitan Health District. This difficult decision did not come as a surprise to those who worked closely with me over the last 5 months— Dawn Emerick, EdD (@DawnEmerickEdD) June 27, 2020 Emerick’s resignation was announced Friday morning by city officials and came just five months after she started the job. Her last day will be July 3. In her resignation letter, Emerick said she hoped her position would be filled with...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The 48-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting two coworkers and critically wounding another at a central Illinois warehouse Friday died after apparently shooting himself, the city's police chief said.Springfield police believe Michael L. Collins fatally shot himself Friday after shooting and killing two co-workers at the Bunn-O-Matic facility shortly after 11 a.m. Collins, of Springfield, also critically injured another woman, police said.Collins, the two other men and the woman all arrived for work at about 7 a.m. Friday in the welding area of the facility, Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow told reporters Friday evening. They all worked in the same area, he said.Winslow said the sheriff of nearby Morgan County called his office later Friday to say Collins' body had been found in the suspect's car. Two handguns were found in the car. No other suspects were being sought.Winslow released Collins' name earlier Friday but later said...
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