FILE PHOTO: Tails of Air France airplanes are seen at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, near Paris, France, August 26, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo (Reuters) - Air France said on Friday it had reached a pay agreement for 2019 with unions representing ground staff, as it seeks to move on from labor disputes which weighed on its results last year. The deal will provide for pay increases of 1.8 percent, as well as money to finance individual bonuses and measures to make the payment of overtime easier, Air France said. The airline was hit by a series of costly strikes in 2018, which led to the departure of chief executive Jean-Marc Janaillac in May and his replacement by former Air Canada executive Ben Smith. On Thursday Air France announced the signing of a new agreement with cabin crew. “Together with yesterday’s signing of the agreement with Air France cabin crew, this is proof of our dedication to re-establishing trust with all Air France … [Read more...] about Air France reaches pay deal with ground staff
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The Michelle Carter texting suicide case returns to court on Thursday when the highest judicial body in Massachusetts hears arguments appealing her conviction for involuntary manslaughter last year for persuading her boyfriend to take his own life in 2014 when the two were teenagers. The 21-year-old from Plainville was sentenced to 15 months in jail following her conviction in the death of Conrad Roy III. She has remained free while her appeal of her conviction is pending. In June 2017, Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz found Carter caused the teen’s death when he got out of the truck he’d intentionally started filling with carbon monoxide in a Fairhaven parking lot and she told him to “get back in.” Moniz said those words, uttered over the phone by Carter from 30 miles away, constituted “wanton and reckless conduct” and that Carter, at the time 17, had a duty to call for help when she knew her 18-year-old boyfriend was attempting suicide, … [Read more...] about 4 questions — and answers — about Michelle Carter’s appeal in the texting suicide case
PUBLISHED: 13:39 16 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:39 16 September 2018 Matthew Pennington applauds the travelling Ipswich Town fans following Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Hull City. Photo: Pagepix Pagepix Ltd 07976 935738 Ipswich Town are bottom of the Championship table and out of the Carabao Cup following an eight-game winless start to the season. STUART WATSON gives his verdict following yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Hull City. Paul Hurst watches the action at the KCOM Stadium. Photo; PagepixThis week is massive.Back-to-back home games against Brentford (Tuesday night) and Bolton (Saturday) that will go a long way to setting the mood.The opening six weeks of the new era have provided a whole load more questions than answers. Has too much been changed too soon (and could that really have been avoided given players wanted to leave)? Is this new-look squad good enough? Is Paul Hurst good enough? Could this gamble backfire spectacularly? Is this proof that the … [Read more...] about Stuart Watson’s Sunday Verdict: More questions than answers – and now two big home games for Ipswich Town to address them
The opening two World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) practice sessions at the Slovakiaring have arguably thrown up more questions than answers for spectators. In the 29 degree celsius heat, the drivers had an odd racing surface to contend with over the course of the two sessions. As the WTCR is sharing the venue this weekend with the European Truck Racing Championship, there has been a lot of gravel trap debris and water on the track surface. Therefore, the teams are having to set up their cars to be able to deal with the unusually slippery circuit. Teething Issues Despite Tom Coronel setting the fastest lap time in the first practice session, Boutsen Ginion Racing have had to overcome some issues with their pair of Hondas during practice. Although Coronel would’ve been happy to see his name at the top of the time sheets in the first session, he would also have been aware that it was entirely unrepresentative. A puncture on the front-left tyre meant that the charismatic Dutchman was … [Read more...] about WTCR Free Practice Round-Up: More questions than answers?
Amid the industry-wide shift to larger trucks, SUVs and crossovers, the Chevrolet Cruze represents an increasingly rare breed: an American compact car that's actually built in the U.S., not imported from overseas. First released in the U.S. in 2008 and built in Lordstown, Ohio, the nameplate goes back to the turn of the millennium in Japan as part of a joint venture with Suzuki. It's part of a generation of American small cars credited with salvaging their ilk's once-poor reputation. The Cruze is offered in a hatchback variant, but we'll limit this buying guide to the sedan, which is offered in four trim levels: L, LS, LT and Premier. The LT is also available with a diesel engine; more on that later. If you like driving a stick, the Cruze is one of six Chevrolet models that are offered with a six-speed manual transmission (for now: It's going away when the 2019 version rolls into showrooms), except on the Premier. Otherwise, you get a six-speed automatic standard, or a nine-speed … [Read more...] about 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Buyer’s Guide: Compact sedan questions and answers