Rhode Island Pension Law May Be Too Harsh, Workers Say Feb28

Rhode Island Pension Law May Be Too Harsh, Workers Say...

A pension law, passed by Rhode Island over two years ago, continues to stir up controversy. “The pension law that Rhode Island passed two years ago is considered among the most far-reaching in the nation, largely because it not only lowered the retirement benefits of new workers but affected the future benefits of current workers, a politically difficult move that few states attempt,” The New York Times reports. The state and Rhode Island unions reached a tentative agreement on February 14. “The judge has been prepared all along for this matter to go to trial for decision. That’s one way to resolve a dispute, but we also have the widely used practice of alternative dispute resolution,” Craig Berke, a judiciary spokesman, told The Providence Journal. The alternative in this particular case, mediation, enlists a neutral professional to help broker compromises. Through mediation, parties set out to reach an agreement on their own terms instead of relying on judges to determine what is best. Berke adds, “No one forced the state or the unions to keep mediating. They only had to participate once, and they could then have walked away from the table. The only purpose of the status conferences all these months was for the judge to hear whether the parties were talking and whether they wanted to continue to talk.” Although the exact terms of the agreement are not available, The New York Times reports that the proposed compromise “softens some provisions in a sweeping 2011 law intended to control the spiraling cost of the state’s pension system.” The U.S. is not the only country to implement — and often favor — employee mediation. The Royal Mail, the company responsible for the United Kingdom’s postal services, for example, recently called on mediators to...

One Third of People Left Their Religion Due to Anti-Gay Policies in Millennial Feb27

One Third of People Left Their Religion Due to Anti-Gay Policies in Millennial...

It has been surveyed that one out of five adults in United States does not have affiliation with any religion. No doubt, young people have no interest in religion compared to their forefathers and the ratio of separating from the faith grows with every passing day. Public Religion Research Institute claimed that about one in three Americans left their faith in millennial due to maltreatment and pathetic teachings against the gays and Lesbians. The survey has been released on Wednesday and it clearly unfolds the true reasons of leaving the faith. When the survey was being carried out, people of 18 to 34 years of age had been interviewed for this drop out. About 17 percent of them said that “LGBT issue in religion was unavoidably important and it was related to our departure” while 14 percent of them categorically said that “This is a very important factor and should not be neglected”. On the other hand, majority of the Americans hold the opinion that “the reason of separation from the religion is that our young adults have turned out to be too judgmental over the lesbian and gay issues”. Robert P. Jones the CEO of Public Religion Research Institute has said that “It is established fact in our research that wrong teachings over the LGBT issues have forced the young adults to part away from the Churches”. It goes without saying that PPRI has remained staunch supporter of LGBT rights and always sided with gays and Lesbians rights. Last but not the least, this survey was based on polling and about 4500 people had been polled over the issues related same sex marriage including the State laws over the issue. Contribution of religions to this issue had also been asked from the people....

Justin Bieber’s Security Guard and Driver Apprehended for Stealing the Camera...

On Tuesday in Sandy Springs Georgia, the body guard and driver of Justin Bieber has been apprehended for stealing the camera of a photographer. The Sandy Springs Police spokesman said that the confrontation took place when the photographer was waiting for shooting Bieber at the Atlanta arcade. He further said, the guard of the Bieber intercepted the Photographer in parking area and snatched his camera. Police department disclosed in its official statement that both of the men had been spotted with the snatched camera and were in the Police custody. It has been said that both men have been fined $10,000 for snatching the camera and the driver “Terrance Johnson” has been released. Apart from this, the police had also recovered small amount of Marijuana from the vehicle and did not lodge any case due to its small quantity. A senior representative of Bieber declined to pass any comment on the issue. But, it has been made public that the young singer “Justin Bieber” had no involvement in the issue. Source: ...

Read This before You Use Your I phone...

It may be shocking news for Apple phone and computer users that their emails, financial details, and other important data could be leaked due to massive security flaws. These security breaches invite hackers and cyber pirates to invade your device. Here goes what you need to know before using the devices: Update your device Reuters reports that Apple had hurriedly launched an update for all mobile phone users for fixing a bug and it was disclosed that all apple phones will be automatically updated. But, you should check your device whether it has been updated or not. If the update has not been processed, tap on General submenu and update the IOS manually. Apple has also released an update for Apple TV precautionary. What are the breaches? Generally the bug that affects the IOS devices allows hackers or cyber pirates to invade your device and monitor all the e commerce activities you do on your web. Actually, this bug has the potential to derive your unencrypted traffic to his access for personal vested interests. But, it must be noted that the bug usually works on shared network and the hacker must be from your own locality. Besides, you have least chances of cyber invasion if your WIFI connectivity is secured. Therefore, you should not use your device to connect with public networks. Otherwise, hackers will easily steal your all financial details from your device. How it works? The expert of Google disclosed that “The bug has the potential to bypass the verification process for completing a certain online activity”. Basically this bug changes the functioning of Secure Sockets Layer and once the bug is instilled the SSL will accept any key to pass the verification process. How can you be protected? First of all,...

Who is Looking at Pictures of Your Kids on Facebook?...

A California mother is asking adults to reconsider posting pictures of their children on Facebook. Erika Elmuts warns that Facebook continually changes its privacy settings, making it just about impossible to control who does — and doesn’t — see kids’ pictures. “I can’t control the privacy settings that somebody else has on their Facebook page, and Facebook is always changing what those privacy settings are, so… you even can’t keep up with it as a user,” Elmuts said. Elmuts opinion is not an altogether popular one. Facebook users have uploaded more than 240 billion pictures. “Sixty-four percent of parents upload images of their children to social media outlets at least three times a week,” Time Health & Family adds. Others feel that their newsfeeds are overrun with baby pictures — overrun enough to download Google Chrome’s browser extension UnBaby.me. (The web extension deletes baby pictures from social media news feeds.) Will Facebook Posts Haunt Your Children? Facebook posts could potentially embarrass children later in life. “David DeVore posted a video in 2009 of his son, also named David, who was still woozy after dental surgery. The video has now been seen more than 121 million times,” CNN reports. The overwhelming response caused DeVore to reevaluate his decision to post the video. “That first week, it was kind of shocking and we were trying to navigate, ‘Well, what is going on here? Are they criticizing David, or are they making fun of him?'” DeVore told CNN. Public pictures and videos may have much more serious consequences, some parents suggest. TODAY Moms elaborates, “In a quest to protect their daughter from facial recognition, Facebook profiling, and corporate data mining, Amy Webb and her husband never post any photos of her online. Webb, the CEO of Webbmedia...