Major increase overseas trips to Ireland in 2018

first_imgNews By News Highland – January 28, 2019 Facebook WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Major increase overseas trips to Ireland in 2018 Pinterest Google+ Over 10.6 million overseas trips to Ireland were taken last year. The figure is an almost 7 percent increase on 2017.Trips by residents of the USA and Canada here went up by over 13 percent.The number of visits by Irish residents abroad also increased by over 4 percent.center_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleJobs boost for North WestNext articleVictims of horrific Donegal crash named News Highland Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

CRE to help redefine race equality pledge

first_img Previous Article Next Article The chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality has pledged to overhaul the faltering Leadership Challenge – the joint venture with the Government to promote race equality in the workplace.Gurbux Singh said, “I see the role of the CRE as helping to redefine the Leadership Challenge. It will provide a more taxing framework that sets out what our leaders are expected to do.”The announcement came after Education and Employment minister Margaret Hodge admitted the initiative had failed to create more job opportunities for groups from ethnic minorities.Addressing business leaders from the manufacturing and construction industries at the Department for Education and Emp- loyment last week, Hodge described job prospects for ethnic minority people as “stark”.Government figures reveal that in managerial positions, white men are twice as likely than black men to take managerial and administrator positions – 20 per cent of white men, but only 10 per cent of black Caribbean men and 13 per cent of black African men are in these senior posts. Black men are three times more likely to be unemployed than white men and black women are four times more likely to be unemployed than white women.Hodge urged business leaders to support the Leadership Challenge, which asks them to play an active role in promoting race diversity in their workforce and the surrounding community.She told business leaders, “Race equality will not be realised through more legislation it will be realised through leadership in our companies – we will come and talk to you about the sort of action you can take.”Singh disputed claims by delegates that black people are unwilling to take careers in the construction and manufacturing industry because they preferred more prestigious careers in medicine and law. “Companies must make the industry more attractive to black people,” he said.web link www.cre.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos. CRE to help redefine race equality pledgeOn 20 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

International

first_imgInternationalOn 12 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This week’s international newsLufthansa pilots avoid strike in dispute over pay The airline pilots’ union in Germany has backed away from a strike atnational carrier Lufthansa as part of its pay dispute. The union is seeking asubstantial pay rise of 35 per cent, which has been rejected by the company,claiming that pilots earn less than those in other countries. The company’soriginal offer was just over one-tenth of the claim, at 3.6 per cent.  www.faz.netCar firm produces again after job cuts back down Car maker Toyota Philippines has restarted production after a two-weekstrike according to GlobalHR magazine. The company backed down over thesackings of more than 200 staff, which provoked the stoppage. The dismissalswere carried out in response to an earlier three-day stoppage and a go slow,following a failed campaign by employees for union recognition of anindependent union. About 400 of the company’s 1,400 staff are union members.  www.bloomberg.comJobless rate drops – but economy still struggles Japan’s unemployment rate has unexpectedly fallen, but the upward trendremains as the country’s economy struggles. Labour market experts note that therate of job offers to applicants, which is a guide to business conditions, isdeteriorating. The unemployment dip from 4.9 per cent of the workforce to 4.7per cent is seen as a lagging response to last year’s economic recovery, whichhad started to peter out as the data was published.  www.ft.comChirac calls for limits on freedom to strike France’s president Jacques Chirac has backed a law supporting the publicsector during strikes, after stoppages hit the French transport system. Hesaid, “A strike is a fundamental right, and no one questions that. Butlike all freedoms, it has its limits in that it affects the freedom ofothers.” Train staff went on strike over alleged plans to privatise theservice, while bus employees walked out over a union bid for the right toretire at the age of 55.  www.figaro.fr Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Huggins, Fresno St. squeeze Weber St. in 71-52 victory

first_img Tags: Weber State Wildcats Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Braxton Huggins scored 17 points and Noah Blackwell 16 and Fresno State beat Weber State 71-52 on Wednesday night.Fresno State (6-2) gradually began to take control in the latter part of the first half with a 15-5 spurt in a little more than seven minutes for a 30-20 halftime lead. The Bulldogs held Weber State (5-3) to 7-of 27 (26 percent) shooting including 2 of 12 from 3-point range. The Wildcats didn’t help their cause and missed 6 of 10 foul shots.The Bulldogs picked up where they left off with a 12-2 run and extended the lead to 42-22 with Blackwell’s layup with 16:37 remaining.Nate Grimes added 14 points and Lazaro Rojas scored 10 for Fresno State. The Bulldogs outscored Weber State inside 36-22.Cody John scored 17 points for the Wildcats and Jerrick Harding had 13. Written by December 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Huggins, Fresno St. squeeze Weber St. in 71-52 victory Associated Presslast_img read more

Irish Naval Service Detains Fishing Vessel

first_img View post tag: Irish View post tag: vessel View post tag: Naval March 20, 2013 View post tag: fishing View post tag: Detains View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Irish Naval Service Detains Fishing Vessel Irish Naval Service Detains Fishing Vessel View post tag: Navy Irish Naval Service Vessel L.É. AOIFE has detained a British registered fishing vessel approximately 11 nautical miles south of the Aran Islands on March 19.The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.The vessel is currently under escort by the L.É. AOIFE to Rossaveal, Co Galway and arrived alongside around 8 pm that very evening. Upon arrival the vessel was handed over to the Gardaí Síochána.There have been 206 vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013, 6 warnings were issued and this is the first vessel detained this year.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 20, 2013; Image: Irish Defence Forces Share this article View post tag: Servicelast_img read more

Russia to lay down fourth Project 22160 patrol boat

first_img Russian Gorky Zelenodolsk Shipyard will hold a laying ceremony for the Russian Navy’s fourth Project 22160 patrol boat.The ship, which will be laid down May 8, was named Sergei Kotov, honoring a Russian WWII Rear Admiral.The lead vessel of the class was laid down in February 2014. All vessels of the class are expected to be built by 2019.In October 2015, IHS Jane’s reported that the patrol ships would be armed with Kalibr-NK missiles which were deployed by Russia against Syrian rebel targets in October 2015.The 94-meter ships will have a displacement of around 1,500 tonnes and be capable of reaching speeds of about 30 knots. According to the Russian Navy the cruising range of the ships is 6000 nautical miles or some 60 days.The ships will be fitted with a telescopic hangar and helo deck with facilities for take-off and landing of the Ка-27 PS type 12-ton rescue helicopter. View post tag: Project 22160 Russia to lay down fourth Project 22160 patrol boat May 6, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia to lay down fourth Project 22160 patrol boat center_img View post tag: Russian Navy Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Tory balls-up!

first_imgFormer Presidents of the association include Dominic Grieve, Jeremy Hunt and Margaret Thatcher. Founded in 1924, OUCA has been home to Oxford Conservatism through thick and thin, aided by notable patronage. The Honorary President of the association is MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, and its patron, former Prime Minister Sir John Major. “This, as ever, was due to a plethora of factors. Issues with catering at the Town Hall, meant that it was no longer a viable option. We attempted to move to Malmaison, however, we were not happy with the earlier end time and lack of space for the band. Therefore, we decided the best course of action was to cancel the event. “We are currently in the process of offering all those who bought tickets a full refund, and they have our most sincere apologies that the event is not going ahead.” Previous financial trouble saw OUCA lose its university affiliated status in 2009, when an unpaid debt, incurred at a charity event at the Cavalry and Guards Club on Pall Mall, led to the University disaffiliating from the association. Michaelmas term President Toby Morrison offered the following comment on the cancellation: “Unfortunately, the OUCA senior committee decided after much deliberation that we had to cancel the OUCA Ball 2019: Starry Night. The Oxford University Conservative Association has lost £4100 due to the cancellation of its Michaelmas ball. “When asked how much the association had lost this term in a council meeting the President said ‘that’s immaterial’.” “While planning an event which failed to take off is understandable, the bad part is the negligence he showed by not reading the contract with the band – he finally agreed three weeks before the event that we should cancel this very expensive band, but then discovered that the contract he had agreed to said that after four weeks before the event it wasn’t possible to cancel without paying the full fee. Scheduled for the 2nd December at the Malmaison Hotel, the ball sold only 30-40 tickets, Cherwell understands. A senior OUCA source, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Cherwell: “This [MT19] term’s President has lost the association £4100 on a ball which was cancelled because not enough tickets had been sold – that’s £1300 on a venue and £2800 on a band. last_img read more

NAREL, EDMUND A.

first_img59, of Bayonne, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Jersey City he has resided most of his life in Bayonne. Ed was employed with the Argent Trucking Company in Elizabeth, NJ where he held positions as a truck driver and warehouseman, a position he held for many years before his retirement nearly 10 years ago. Ed was predeceased by his father Edmund Narel (in 2000), and his 2 brother in laws; Edward Szaro and Fred Marino. Left to cherish his memory are his longtime companion Julia Miller, his mother Helen (nee: Makowski) Narel; daughters, Tiffani Carole Narel and Melissa Gordon, his son Anthony Joseph Narel and his fiancé Ellie Leuze, 3 sisters, Loretta Szaro, Elaine Myhre and her husband John and Jacqueline Marino; 3 adored grandchildren, Lucas, Joseph and Julia, and 1 grandchild to be. Also survived by his former wife Joann Narel and many nieces and nephews. Cremation was private. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 East 22nd St.last_img read more

News story: Defence Medical Services (Whittington) Field Gun Crew battles it out at HMS Collingwood

first_imgThe crew of 18 highly disciplined, motivated, and physically fit field gunners, battled it out against teams from across the UK and as far afield as Gibraltar, Cyprus and Naples for the coveted Brickwoods Trophy.The competition is fast and furious and requires 18 man crews to run, dismantle, carry, reassemble and fire the gun in the shortest possible time. Strength, stamina and team work are essential. Sustained by a dedicated support team, time keepers, track judges and managers, the crew comprised of both permanent staff and trainees, and attracted much praise from more experienced crews. it has been an absolute honour to work with such a dedicated and talented crew. I have observed teamwork, discipline and courageous acts throughout this season and along with the No1 Trainer Lt Hallam and the Skipper SSgt Gregory, we are immensely proud of the achievement. The Defence Medical Services Field Gun Crew battles it out at HMS Collingwood. Photo: Crown copyright.The DMS (Whittington) Field Gun Crew competed in the Plate 1 final with an impressive time of 1:24:09 and a 3 second penalty and were ultimately positioned 10th out of 23 crews. The converted Brickwoods Trophy was eventually won by HMS Heron from Yeovilton who were ultimately crowned the winners.Major Richard Yardley, the Field Gun Officer told us,center_img The 18 man team finished 10th out of 23 crews. Photo: Crown copyright.The origins of the Royal Navy Field Gun competition grew out of an event in 1899, when British troops were besieged by Boer fighters in the garrison town of Ladysmith in modern-day South Africa. The Brickwoods Trophy was the idea of Sir John Brickenwood, Chairman of the Brickwood Brewery.last_img read more

News story: Rejection policy widens for first registrations

first_imgIn August 2017, we announced plans to trial a wider set of rejection criteria on first registration applications (FR1). Following successful tests, four new rejection criteria will be applied from today (8 October 2018), when: The other 3 rejection criteria relate to applications for first registration that rely on copy deeds: We will continue to monitor and review the trial to determine its impact and will keep you updated on its progress. the first option in panel 3 of the FR1 has been completed (the attached plan and shown), but a plan hasn’t been supplied the extent of the land sought to be registered cannot be clearly identified on the Ordnance Survey map from the description provided in panel 3, or documentation sent with the application panels 14 to 16 are completed incorrectly how to make applications for first registrations based on copy deeds more about first registration, in our practice guide 1. what to enclose, or attach, and all relevant information before sending us your application, in our checklist: applications for first registration an AP1 application form is submitted instead of an FR1 application form panel 3 of the FR1 is not completed (extent of land sought to be registered) panel 5 of the FR1 is not completed or no fee has been lodged (value of land and fee paid) panel 12 of FR1 is not completed (certificate of title) when the conveyancer’s certificate has not been sent when a mix of copy and original deeds have been sent with an application that contains a conveyancer’s certificate when all copy deeds have not been certified within 3 months of sending them to us, or the certification is undated, or the address of the conveyancer is not included in the certification The notes in the side panels of form FR1 have been updated.In our customer charter we set out our commitment to customers, and how by working together we’ll achieve simpler, faster and cheaper conveyancing.We commit to be open and transparent in our dealings with customers and to deliver accuracy standards, but customers need to play their part. We are working hard to achieve these goals and balance customer needs against the duty we hold to land and property owners. Internally we are improving our caseworkers’ practices to enhance the quality of the data we share and the consistency of the application enquiries (requisitions) we send you. We have also developed a range of webinars that provide practical guidance on how to prepare and send us applications.Planned trialFollowing the success of last year’s test to widen the rejection criteria, we will trial a further 6 criteria from today. The Registration Completion Service (RCS) has been consulted about the changes and implementation date.Three criteria relate to the first registration application form (FR1). We feel customers should get these points right every time. During the trial applications will be rejected when: Previously, when the conveyancer’s certificate had not been sent with the application, or a combination of copy and original deeds were sent, we sent you an application enquiry requesting the original deeds. From today, rejected applications for these points can be resent with the copy deeds, allowing original deeds to be retained in your possession.In the past, when the copy deeds were not certified correctly, we requested additional certified copies. From today, when these applications are rejected we will return the certified copy deeds to you for amendment.Business customers can find out:last_img read more