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Local authority Sandwell Council has signed the Work to Stop Domestic Violence Charter, to support and aid employees who experience domestic abuse.The council, which employs 4,000 staff, formally signed the Charter at a full council meeting on Tuesday 9 April 2019.The Work to Stop Domestic Violence Charter was launched in Parliament by the trade union GMB in November 2018. Employers that sign it commit to supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse, to ensure they will not be disadvantaged at work.The Charter further asks organisations to provide access to relevant services and information, and to ensure staff are trained to be able to appropriately and confidently support affected employees.Steve Trow, leader at Sandwell Council, said: “This is an important Charter which confirms the council’s support and commitment to staff, residents and businesses in Sandwell on issues that matter to them.”Sarah James, national women’s lead at GMB, added: “We are pleased that Sandwell Council, one of the borough’s largest employers, [recognises] that domestic abuse is a workplace issue and [is] actively supporting staff who may be affected.“By signing GMB’s Work to Stop Domestic Violence Charter, [the council is] committing to make the workplace a safe environment for those experiencing domestic abuse and ensuring support is available whenever it is needed.”
The Winterfest Boat Parade has picked this year’s grand marshal. Celebrities from all over have held the honor, but this year the committee did not have to look outside SoFlo.He’s a Grammy-winning global superstar, landing No. 1 hits in over 15 countries, who’s proud to call South Florida home. And he’s just been selected as your 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade grand marshal.Pitbull, Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, aka Armando Christian Pérez, rose from the streets of Miami to exemplify the American dream and achieve international success. He merged hip-hop with Cuban swing, hot flavors and a reggaeton bounce.This Miami native owns a style that’s indisputably his own, producing No. 1 hits around the world, 70 million singles sold and six million albums sold. He continues to ring in the new year as host of “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution,” and had appeared in the hit series “Empire,” seen on WSVN-TV.And when he’s not busy building his own empire within the business world, Pitbull is busy giving back to the community, serving as an ambassador for Sports Leadership and Management Charter Schools, or SLAM. He encourages quality education for children from all walks of life.Award-winning performer, business entrepreneur, global superstar and friend to our community, Pitbull is now your Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade grand marshal.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A death investigation is underway after a body was found in Northwest Miami-Dade, Friday morning.Around 4:48 a.m., police received a call about a woman shot.7Skyforce flew over the scene where a body could be seen covered by a yellow tarp, along the southbound lanes of 27th Avenue at 92nd Street.Police have shutdown Northwest 27th Avenue, north and southbound, between 91st and 93rd streets.Investigators have not yet released any information on the victim.If you have any information on this shooting death, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters were on the scene of a massive fire that engulfed a tiki hut in the backyard of a Hialeah home, Wednesday.7Skyforce HD flew over the scene of the fire, along West Second Avenue and 61st Street, as Hialeah Fire officials doused the flames with water.The structure, located by a pool in the backyard, was fully engulfed by the flames and is now down to a shell.Officials said the flames melted powerlines, forcing Florida Power and Light to cut electricity as crews worked to control the blaze.Crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to the house.The homeowner suffered an injury to his hand.The cause of the fire remains unknown.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The injured passenger of a Florida International University student killed in the bridge collapse near campus has filed a lawsuit, Thursday.Richard Humble is now suing the bridge designers, construction company and others who are connected to the pedestrian bridge which collapsed near FIU, killing six people.Humble was injured in the collapse, but his friend, FIU student Alexa Duran is one of the six who died when their car was crushed by debris.The bridge collapsed onto Southwest Eighth Street, March 15, just days after it was installed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) – As fisherman get ready for lobster mini-season, officials want the public to be mindful of the rules.The season began at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday and lasts until Thursday at midnight.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said the lobster’s carapace must be larger than three inches, and the measurement must also be made in the water.Undersized lobsters and egg-bearing lobsters are prohibited.Officials have also instituted a bag limit: six per person, per day in Monroe County and Biscayne National Park and 12 per person, per day for the rest of the state.For more information, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman accused of stealing a family heirloom faced a judge in Fort Lauderdale.Thirty-two-year-old Latoya Coley appeared in court Thursday after police said she stole a ring from a Holocaust survivor last week.Related: Police arrest woman accused of stealing ring from Holocaust survivor in HollywoodAuthorities said Coley was hired to clean the 87-year-old victim’s home, an opportunity she used to allegedly take the ring and later sell it to a pawn shop.“She’s victimizing people who unfortunately can’t take care of themselves, going to their houses and cleaning their houses,” said Hollywood Police officer Christian Lata, “and as she was doing it, she was stealing their property then going to pawn shops and pawning the property.”The ring was recovered following her arrest, but police believe there may be more victims.If you believe you’ve been victimized by Coley, you’re urged to call Broward Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.