The National Union of Workers was an Australian trade union formed in 1989. The National Union of Workers of Australia was formed by a progressive amalgamation of unions from 1989 onwards in a time when all Australian unions were merging, with varying degrees of success; these unions merged into the one larger union to pool their expertise and resources, so they could provide members with a larger range of quality services. The six unions which form the NUW were established in the early part of last century and have been at the forefront of workers' achievements for nearly 100 years: Federated Storemen and Packers Union Federated Rubber and Allied Workers Union Federated Cold Storage and Meat Preserving Employees' Union Federated Millers and Manufacturing Grocers Union Commonwealth Foremen's Association United Sales Representatives and Commercial Travellers Guild In 2018 it was announced the NUW was in the process of merging with another union, United Voice. In June 2019, the Fair Work Commission approved a vote on the proposed merger between the two unions which will be held in August.
On 30 August 2019 the Australian Electoral Commission declared the result of the vote, with just over 95% of members supporting the amalgamation. The name of the new union was the United Workers Union; as a result of the amalgamation, the NUW will be deregistered as part of the merger and its members folded into the larger United Voice. On 11 November 2019, the new United Workers Union was formed; the National Union of Workers covered workers in the following industries: Warehousing and distribution Food manufacturing Rubber and cable-making Dairy Cold storage Poultry and game processing Skin and hide Wool Oil Pet food Pharmaceutical manufacturing Milling Market research Merchandising and sales representatives The NUW was one of the most powerful unions in the Australian Labor Party and its national Labor Right faction. It was a member along with other right-wing unions of the various state Labor Right factions that make up the national Labor Right faction; however it made up its own Labor Right faction in Victoria called Labor Action and in Queensland called Labor Unity.
Anne Kremer is a Luxembourgish retired tennis player. On 29 July 2002, she achieved her best WTA ranking of world No. 18. Anne completed her schooling at the Athénée de Luxembourg and subsequently studied English and history at Stanford University in California. Kremer is a member of the Democratic and Liberal Youth in Luxembourg, has entered politics, she ran for the Democratic Party in the 2009 election to the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg. Running in Centre, she finished 15th on the DP list, was thus not elected. Kremer was born in 1975 to father Jean, mother Ginette. Early in her career, Kremer was coached by Gilles, she was coached by Stephane Vix. Kremer is a baseliner right-handed player with a strong backhand and a preference for grass and hard pack playing surfaces. Beside Luxembourgish, Kremer is fluent in English and German and plans to become a translator. Serena Williams 0–1 Anke Huber 1–3 Martina Hingis 0–1 Maria Sharapova 0–2 Lindsay Davenport 0–5 Henrieta Nagyová 2–0 Elena Dementieva 0–2 Venus Williams 0–3 Dinara Safina 0–1 Anne Kremer at the Women's Tennis Association Anne Kremer at the International Tennis Federation Anne Kremer at the Fed Cup Official website
Correactology is a system of alternative medicine based on the unsubstantiated claim that "regulating the density of cells" in the body improves a wide range of ailments. An offshoot of chiropractics, the treatment was developed in Sudbury in 2002 by brothers Michael and Allan Lapointe, it has been branded a pseudoscience by critics and the sole training program in the subject has been taken to court by former students. During correactology treatments, the practitioners hold their hands over patients, snap their fingers and apply a light touch to the skin of the patient. Allan Lapointe claims they are first looking for "areas of resistance in the eight segments of cells, indicating areas of pathological or anatomical dysfunction." The practitioner allegedly uses his hands to change the behaviour of proteins present in human cells, to improve wellness and reduce pain: "We cause a cascading effect to change the behaviour of the proteins. When the proteins change, our behaviour changes because of course proteins control all."Medical professionals have been questioning the practice as it becomes more widespread.
Deputy Editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal Matthew Stanbrook denounced the claims made by the practitioners: "That is pseudo-science that uses a scientific word that doesn't mean what density means. That makes no sense, to talk about the density of cells not being optimal, it makes less sense to put forward the idea that through the manipulation involving touching, one could set the density of cells to an optimum level." McGill University's Office for Science and Society identifies correactology as a pseudoscience. While they have no formal medical training, the Lapointes say they are working on research showing their techniques are more effective than placebos. Practitioners are present in a dozen clinics throughout Ontario, as well as one in Gatineau. Correactology is a term trademarked by a corporation owned by the Lapointe brothers and run by their parents; the treatment is not recognized by either the Ontario College of Chiropractors or the Ontario College of Physicians. The Quebec College of Physicians is investigating the techniques and claims related to correactology.
In 2016, the Collège Boréal signed a four-year agreement by which Sudbury's Correactology Health Care Center would offer a training programme for the College's students, at a cost of $50,000 per student. Boréal cancelled the agreement after two years, as three former students took the correactology center to court on charges of false statements, impediment to trade and breach of contract; the court proceedings showed the students had to commit to giving 30 percent of their future earnings to the correactology center. An attempt to have the court case dismissed by invoking the confidentiality clause of the training contract was rebuffed by the court in July, 2018; the court proceedings continue
Kazkommertsbank was the largest private bank in Kazakhstan with a total market share of 24%. Kazkommertsbank merged with Halyk Bank on 27 July 2018. Kazkommertsbank is a large provider of banking services and other financial products to large and medium-sized corporations in all sectors of Kazakh economy, its commercial banking business consists of corporate banking and project finance, personal banking and credit card services and foreign currency trading. Its principal activities are the acceptance of deposits and the provision of loans and credit facilities in Tenge and foreign currencies; the Bank is a major participant in the securities market and the foreign currency market in Kazakhstan. The bank introduced "mini-mobile POS terminals" in 2013 for customers to be able to use a smart phone or tablet computer to accept credit card payments. According to CISTRAN Finance, the increase in card payments in 2012 led to a 0.6 percent growth in Kazakhstan's GDP. Banks of Kazakhstan
Johnny English is a series of action comedy films parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. It features Rowan Atkinson as the title character, based on the screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and William Davies; the series includes three instalments: Johnny English, Johnny English Reborn, Johnny English Strikes Again. The series is infused with comedy similar to Atkinson's Mr. Bean character, has grossed $479.6 million worldwide, despite poor critical reviews. After a sudden attack on "MI7", Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy as he goes on to find the thief who has stolen the crown jewels. Johnny English goes up against international assassins who are plotting to assassinate the Chinese premier. Johnny English is tasked to investigate cyber attacks launched in the United Kingdom. Official website
Longwarry railway station is located on the Gippsland line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Longwarry, opened on 1 July 1881; the track east of the station was duplicated in 1952, but the section between Bunyip and Longwarry remains single track, because the bridge over the Bunyip River has not been duplicated. The line was electrified in July 1954, but electrification was removed in December 1998. On 26 August 1988, the electric staff safeworking system between Longwarry and Bunyip was abolished, was replaced with automatic three-position signalling; the double line block system between Longwarry and Warragul was abolished, along with the signal box and all two position signals. At the same time, boom barriers were provided at the Yannathan Road level crossing, replacing hand-operated gates. Longwarry has one platform, it is serviced by V/Line Traralgon line services. Platform 1: Gippsland line: services to Traralgon & Southern Cross Victorian Railway Stations Gallery Melway map