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SLPS superintendent touts 97% employee vaccination rate following anti-vaxx protest



SLPS superintendent touts 97% employee vaccination rate following anti-vaxx protest

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams says nearly all teachers and employees have complied with the district’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. But some employees who are opposed to the mandate held a public rally Thursday morning outside St. Louis City Hall.

Teachers and other employees at the ‘Let Us Test’ rally said they had a constitutional right to refuse the district’s vaccine mandate.

At a news conference that afternoon, Dr. Adams didn’t mention the protest but touted the fact that a majority of district teachers and employees had been vaccinated.

“At this point in time, 97% of our staff have been vaccinated; 97% as of Oct. 15. So, teachers are leaning in every single day to try to make sure that students are given the best opportunity to be successful,” he said.

The vaccine mandate took effect on Oct. 15. SLPS workers had to be fully vaccinated by that date or obtain a medical or religious exemption. Those who were not vaccinated would have to be tested for COVID twice a week.

If employees did not meet one of those two standards, they were placed on unpaid leave and could be subject to further discipline, including termination. Two teachers in the protest said they were denied religious exemptions by the school district. One of those teachers, Naomi Davis, is on unpaid leave.

“I have to wait and get a decision from my God, for Him to give me permission to get vaccinated and He comes first,” she said.

The other, Kimberly Holmon-Rome, has been fired.

“It hurts. I feel a little slighted because you offered this to me and then say no the religious exemption part and to be tested and I told them I would be tested,” she said.

According to an SLPS spokesperson, the district has granted 35 medical exemptions for the vaccine. However, no religious exemptions have been given.


Sippline Founder Rohit Warrier Trolls Ashneer Grover In His New Viral Video




The most discussed television reality show, Shark Tank India has succeeded to grab the attention of the audience not only in India but also across the world. The popular reality show aired on Sony Liv is all set to make a comeback with a fresh season, Shark Tank India Season 2. The announcement has already been made and the registrations have started already.

The Indian version of Shark Tank was at the top of TRP charts almost every week. The show consists of seven sharks who are well-established entrepreneurs. The show featured Ashneer Grover, Aman Gupta, Anupam Mittal, Vineeta Singh, Ghazal Alagh, Namita Thapar,  and Peyush Bansal.

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If you followed the first season of the show, you must be aware of the Sippline product which was horribly roasted by former BharatPe CEO and one of the judges, Ashneer Grover. Its creator of the product, Rohit Warrier has now taken an indirect dig in his latest video, mocking one of Ashneer’s famous dialogues.

Rohit took to Instagram to share a promotional video about the product where he shared some information about his product. He said in the video that the utility of the product is not to protect anyone from dirty glasses and it will only cover the rim of the utensil so that the user can avoid direct contact with the harmful microbes that could be present on the glass.

In Shark Tank India when Rohit appeared to demonstrate his product, Ashneer mocked him by saying, “Bhai kya kar raha hai yaar tu? Mazak hai kya? Aap kya bohot zyada peete ho kya? Matlab ye idea apke dimaag mein aya bhi kaise ki glass ko mask pehnauga?” calling his product ‘wahiyat.’

Ashneer did not like the product which is an oral hygiene mask that can be used over the rim of glasses and even went on to say,

“Mere Ko bhagwan utha le itna ganda product hai.”

Now, in his new video that he shared on Instagram, Rohit took a dig at Ashneer while discussing his product. In the clip, he can be heard saying,

“Hey bhagwan, utha le mujhe.”

Later, he added, “just kidding.”

Here’s the video of Rohit:

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Earlier, Warrier posted a few reels with the intercuts of the reality show and projected the success of his product.

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From his videos, we can see that Ashneer’s prediction about the product was wrong. Sippline has been getting good traction on the internet and the product is receiving positive feedback.

Stay tuned for more Shark Tank updates!

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7th Pay Commission: Good News for Central Employees! Dearness Allowance (DA) may be Rs 2,59,464 in August, know details 



7th Pay Commission: DA hiked! Government employees to get higher salaries from April 1

7th Pay Commission: Good News for Central Employees! Dearness Allowance (DA) may be Rs 2,59,464 in August, know details

7th Pay Commission: Central employees get gifts from the central government twice a year. It has to wait for 6 months. After July, there is a possibility of a bumper increase in the salary of central employees.

7th Pay Commission: Central employees will soon get good news. Just wait a little and then dearness allowance will increase. Remember, 34 per cent DA is being paid now. But, in the coming days it can be 38 percent. That means there may be an increase of 4 percent in the Dearness Allowance. But, there is a wait of three months now. The situation is almost clear. After the bumper increase of 4 percent, DA will be available at an annual level of Rs 2 lakh 60 thousand. Let’s understand how…

Dearness Allowance may increase by 4%

Under the 7th Pay Commission, now all central government employees and pensioners are being paid DA and DR at the rate of 34 percent. But, the new dearness allowance will be announced in July. It is expected that it will increase by 4 percent and become 38%. It will be paid in the salary of August. That means you may have to wait till August for the announcement. Central employees get DA according to basic pay and grade. In such a situation, it can be found out by calculating that how much money will increase in total.

How is Dearness Allowance calculated?

The next installment of DA is likely to be paid along with the salary of August. It may also get delayed due to policy matter. But, before that we can guess how it will be calculated and how it will be decided. If there is a possibility of increasing the Dearness Allowance (DA Hike) by 4 percent, then it can be calculated on the Basic Salary. If someone’s salary is Rs 20000, then at the rate of 4 percent, his salary will increase by Rs 800 in a month.

By which formula the salary will be decided?

There is a formula for dearness allowance calculation. The formula for central employees is [(Average of All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) for the last 12 months

115.76/115.76]×100. Now if we talk about Dearness Allowance of people working in PSU (Public Sector Units), then the method of its calculation is- Dearness Allowance Percentage = (Average of Consumer Price Index of last 3 months (Base Year 2001=100)- 126.33))x100

Now understand DA Calculation

According to the 7th pay matrix, there will be a bumper increase in the salary of officer grade. If someone’s basic salary is Rs 31,550. If you calculate on this then…

  • Basic Pay – Rs 31550
  • Estimated Dearness Allowance (DA) – 38% – Rs 11,989 per month
  • Existing Dearness Allowance (DA) – 34% – Rs 10,727 per month
  • On increasing Dearness Allowance (DA) by 4% – Rs 1262 (every month) will come more
  • Annual Dearness Allowance paid – Rs 15,144 (at 38% DA) after 4% hike

Calculation on 38% DA

Let us assume that if dearness allowance increases by 4%, then the total DA will become 38%. If you calculate in the maximum salary range, then Rs 21622 will be available as DA every month on the basic salary of Rs 56,900. The total annual dearness allowance will be Rs 2,59,464.

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Chicago White Sox strand 9 runners in a 6-2 loss as their offensive rut continues: ‘We’re working on it, hitter by hitter’



Chicago White Sox strand 9 runners in a 6-2 loss as their offensive rut continues: ‘We’re working on it, hitter by hitter’

Adam Engel dived trying to catch Emmanuel Rivera’s slicing liner in the sixth inning Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

The Chicago White Sox right fielder came up empty and slipped slightly as he got back to his feet. MJ Melendez scored from first as Rivera raced to third for an RBI triple.

The hit against reliever Reynaldo López gave the Kansas City Royals the lead. The Royals scored twice in the sixth and Melendez added a two-run homer off Ryan Burr in the eighth as they beat the Sox 6-2 in front of 13,504.

“I told (Engel) when he came in, don’t ever lose your aggressiveness,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “A couple plays (shortstop) Timmy (Anderson) made, the double play (first baseman José) Abreu made, (second baseman) Leury (García) made some good plays.

“You can’t be trying defensively and not trying offensively. It just doesn’t work that way.”

It was another inconsistent night for the offense. The Sox collected 10 hits, including three singles by Anderson, but went 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position to fall one game under .500 (18-19).

“It’s not acceptable, if the offense is struggling, for the pitchers to say, ‘Hey, get some runs,’” La Russa said. “What’s acceptable is if the offense is trying their best. If that’s where we are, then we keep working at it. And if you see something that you think is not our best, then you fix it.

“Same thing as the pitching. You can’t just look at results and say, ‘Oh, why don’t you get somebody out?’ That’s not how we handle it. The fact is, though, that we’ve got to get out of this rut offensively. We’re working on it, hitter by hitter.”

The Sox produced early, taking a 1-0 lead on a two-out RBI single by García in the second. The Royals tied it with a run in the bottom of the inning and took the lead on a solo homer by Bobby Witt Jr. in the third against starter Lucas Giolito.

Giolito allowed two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in five innings in his return from the COVID-19-related injured list. The right-hander went on the COVID IL on Friday and was reinstated Wednesday.

“Got into a much better rhythm as the game went on,” Giolito said. “Got clipped in the third inning on a lazy breaking ball, but other than that I was much more pleased with the last three than the first two. I credit the defense behind me and (catcher Yasmani Grandal) really carrying me through five innings, especially in the early going.

“Unbelievable plays by Tim and Abreu. (Grandal) throwing a guy out. Getting outs like that on situations where I could keep throwing more pitches, they really helped me get through five innings. Not my best, but I’m happy to be back, back in a normal routine.”

The Sox tied the game on an RBI single by Anderson in the fifth. His hit gave the Sox runners on first and second with one out, but Royals starter Zack Greinke struck out the next two batters.

The Sox loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth, but reliever Collin Snider got Andrew Vaughn to ground out to end the threat.

“We had a lot (nine) left on base,” La Russa said. “Here’s the problem: I’m not giving a scouting report to the other side or our next opponent by identifying what we’re struggling with. But we can recognize it. That’s why we had a few minutes (after the game). (Hitting coaches) Frankie (Menechino) and Howie (Clark) were in (the manager’s office) talking about it.

“You don’t ever give in on it. We’re capable of better and we expect it.”

The Royals made the most of their chances in the sixth and eighth, dropping the Sox to 6-12 against American League Central opponents.

The Sox know they have to make offensive adjustments if they want to have success.

“All we care about is our issues,” La Russa said. “The answer is no easy answer. But our hitting coaches know our hitters, our hitters know our hitters. We’ll chip away at it.”


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