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first_imgBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] Isabel City Secretary Susie Alcocer has filed a lawsuit in the 103rd State District Court against the City, alleging she has been the victim of age discrimination and retaliation. According to a copy of the petition obtained by the PRESS, Alcocer is seeking between $200,000 and $1 million in damages and attorney’s fees.The suit comes after the Civil Rights Division of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) took no action on an age discrimination complaint Alcocer, 55, filed against the City late last year.The discrimination allegation stems from a $3-per-hour reduction of Alcocer’s pay, which took effect at the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, 2015. Since the complaint was first filed, Alcocer has alleged the pay reduction is part of a larger trend by the City of discriminating against older employees.While Alcocer’s pay was reduced, the pay of Assistant City Secretary Nadini P. Jee was increased by a rate of $5 per hour. Wage increases were also approved by the City Commission for a number of the City’s lowest wage earners. In her suit, Alcocer states this, combined with the termination of former City Manager Edward P. Meza, 53, in May of last year, illustrates her allegation of age discrimination.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedCity secretary amends discrimination complaintBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Port Isabel City Secretary Susie Alcocer has amended her age discrimination complaint against the City to include retaliation, according to documents obtained by the Press. Alcocer first filed the complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Civil Rights Division last month after a…November 13, 2015In “News”City Secretary files complaint against PIBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Port Isabel City Secretary Susie Alcocer has filed an age discrimination complaint against the City of Port Isabel. The complaint was submitted to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), confirmed Interim City Manager Jared Hockema Friday. “We deny the claim,” Hockema said. “The (City)…October 12, 2015In “News”Tensions rise at City meetingCity Secretary issue leads to divided discussion over salaries By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Even before the meeting could be called to order, a debate was already being waged inside the Port Isabel City Commission meeting room Monday. Earlier that afternoon, Interim City Manager Jared Hockema informed City…October 16, 2015In “News” Sharelast_img read more

first_imgA hugely entertaining final day is anticipated as Guyana’s Indoor Hockey juggernauts all secured semi-final places in this year’s edition of the annual GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships, set for the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), today.   In the men’s first division semis, Pepsi Hikers who topped the table by defeating Old Fort 5-4 in the final group match, will face Saints in the semi-finals while GCC will take on Old Fort in the other.  GCC, in their final group match, defeated Saints 4-1 with Kevin Spencer going past the upright twice for the winners, while Steven Xavier and Mark Sargeant scored the other two goals.  Shakeem Fausette netted the consolation goal for Saints.  The women’s semi-final match-up will see the well-oiled GBTI GCC Tigers facing Old Fort 2.1.2 in the first of two semi-finals while Pepsi Hikers will do battle against the emerging GCC Bingo Spartans. Tigers, who are the hot favourites at this moment, whipped Hikers 6-1 in their final group match to send a stern message to their other counterparts.  Sonia Jardine was once again among the goals after scoring twice while Dacia Woodroffe, Allyah Gordon, Gabriella Xavier and Shebiki Baptise scored the other goals.   Nicole Eastman recorded the lone strike for Hikers. GCC Bingo Spartans, on the other hand, defeating Od Fort, 3-1 in their final group match of the championship. Goals for Spartans came off the sticks of Dominique de Groot, Kirsten Gomes and Abosaide Cadogan.  Akeaba Singh scored Old Fort’s lone goal.   Meanwhile, the results on the penultimate evening, which decided the second division semi-final placements saw Saints Silencers, defeating Hikers Young Gunz 6-2 in their male second division match with Seon Sookhail and Parmanand Dindial spearheading the win with hat-tricks each.  The other male second division match of the evening saw Hikers Cadets defeating Saint Sensations 2-1.  There were wins for Woodpecker Hikers, who defeated Old Fort Goal Chasers 3-2 as GBTI GCC Spice recorded a 3-2 over Saints in the women’s second division category.   GCC Vintage, on the other hand, continued their ominous form by hammering Old Fort Mustangs 10 – 4 on the back of four goals each from the inform Kevin Spencer and Philip Fernandes.  Second division semi-finals are as follows:  Women’s second D – GBTI GCC Spice vs Saints and GCC Bingo Spartans vs Hikers  Men’s second D – Old Fort Top Form vs Old Fort Rogue and Saints Silencers vs GCC Pitbullslast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000MADRID, September 17- Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed the reaction of his side to their disappointing start in La Liga as they thrashed Basel 5-1 in the opening game of their Champions League defence on Tuesday.A 2-1 derby defeat to Atletico Madrid at the weekend on the back of a 4-2 loss to Real Sociedad had led to Los Blancos being booed by their own supporters less than four months after lifting the European Cup for a record 10th time. However, their crisis of confidence was eased as goals from Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Karim Benzema and an own goal from Marek Suchy handed them a comprehensive win to start their European campaign.“The reaction of the team today was good,” said Real boss Carlo Ancelotti.“We pressed very well in the first half and created a lot of chances. Not everything is resolved just yet, but I liked the reaction of the team.”Ancelotti insisted he hadn’t been struck by the backlash to Real’s recent form from the fans and media in the Spanish capital despite his success during his first season in charge.And he is hoping for more of the intensity he saw from his side after calling on them to show a consistent performance for 90 minutes before kick-off.“When you lose a derby it is normal to get nervous. It is not usual to lose two consecutive games at Real Madrid and that is a good thing,” he added.“The game was easy because we started very well the first 30 minutes with pressure, velocity; we scored lots of goals and then we could control the game.”– ‘Respect’ –Next up for Real in Europe is a visit into the unknown as Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad host their first ever Champions League match at home to the most successful club in the competition’s history.Ludogorets were only denied a sensational point away at Liverpool by an injury-time Steven Gerrard penalty on Tuesday and Ancelotti insisted Real won’t be complacent as they look to solidify their place at the top of Group B.“We will go there with the same intent as we always do and that is to win the game. It is important to start well, but we will have respect for them.”Basel coach Paulo Sousa meanwhile was left to rue his side’s naivety in defence despite showing flashes of their quality on the ball.“We created chances, we were brave to have the ball and didn’t just look to defend,” said the Portuguese.“In certain moments we were too naive, but in other moments we showed good quality and personality.”However, he believes the passing style he has brought to the club since taking over in the summer will lead to better results as the group develops.“The players are completely convinced. This is the way if we are going to take a step forward in this type of competitions.“We need to face the difficulties but playing the same way, like we played today at the Bernabeu, dominating the game but for a longer period of the game,” added Sousa, whose side host Liverpool on October 1.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more