MoDOT Director Denies Claim Unborn Baby Killed in Work Zone Crash Was State Employee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The director of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has recently faced backlash after his testimony regarding a fatal work zone crash in St. Louis County. The incident, which occurred several years ago, tragically claimed the lives of a pregnant highway worker and her unborn child. In court, MoDOT lawyers alleged that the unborn baby was a state employee, a claim that has been strongly denied by MoDOT’s director, Patrick McKenna. During a hearing with lawmakers, Rep. Jim Murphy expressed his concerns about the case, stating, “You had a worker who … Read more

A Journey of Change: Leaving Newfoundland for Work and Embracing a New Home in Nova Scotia

Halifax, Canada – Leaving Newfoundland for work is a decision that many have made throughout the island’s history. Lindsey Harrington, a Nova Scotian with roots in Newfoundland, shares her personal journey of being laid off and having to leave Newfoundland for employment opportunities. In her article for CBC First Person, Harrington reflects on her previous judgment towards those who chose to leave the island and how she eventually found herself in the same situation. Harrington had always dreamed of moving back to the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland, where she grew up. She envisioned a picturesque … Read more

ADFEST 2024: Lotus Awards Recognize Exceptional Creative Work Celebrating Local Culture and Promoting Sustainability

PATTAYA, THAILAND – The prestigious ADFEST 2024 concluded with the presentation of the Lotus Awards, which honored outstanding creative work across eight categories including Effective, Outdoor, Sustainable, Press, Radio & Audio, Film, INNOVA Lotus, and Lotus Roots. The awards ceremony took place on March 23 at the PEACH venue in the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya. A record-breaking total of 1,587 submissions were received for the Lotus Awards, and a panel of 63 jury members from 23 cities convened to select the winners. Chaired by Malcolm Poynton, the Global Chief Creative Officer for Cheil Worldwide, … Read more

Age Discrimination Lawsuits Emerge Against Asbury Park Superintendent, Revealing Hostile Work Environment

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – Asbury Park’s school superintendent is facing allegations of creating a hostile work environment for older employees. Two lawsuits filed by administrators claim that Superintendent RaShawn M. Adams favored younger employees and pressured older workers to retire before being placed on administrative leave. The lawsuits, filed by a former school security manager and a current administrator in Monmouth County, accuse Adams of regularly scrutinizing the work of older employees and redistributing their responsibilities to younger staff members. Adams was placed on immediate administrative leave by the Asbury Park school district on February … Read more