Concern that works at local pier may harm fishing industry

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleGovernment accused of not helping border business ahead of BrexitNext articleFinn Harps confirm Dundalk ‘Match Night’ arrangements News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Concern has been raised that planned works for Magheroarty Pier may have a detrimental impact on the local fishing industry.Dredging works are set to commence at the pier next month with further development plans in the pipeline as preparations get underway to accommodate the new Tory ferry.Speaking at a recent meeting of the Donegal Islands Committee, committee member John O’Brien from Inishbofin says more consultation is needed to ensure the fishermen are not impacted by the current plans.He says the best needs for the harbour as a whole need to be identified:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/obriegfhgfhgffhn1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, local Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig has welcomed the council’s plans for dredging to be carried out at the pier in the coming weeks.He says it is vital for those using the pier on a daily basis:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/michmagher5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – February 20, 2019 WhatsApp Pinterest Concern that works at local pier may harm fishing industry WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Met Eireann extends it’s Level Red Severe Weather Warning across Ireland

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Pinterest Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is forecast to track directly over Ireland during daytime Monday.Violent and destructive gusts are forecast with all areas at risk and in particular the southwest and south in the morning, and easterncounties in the afternoon.Also heavy rain and storm surges along some coasts will result in flooding.There is potential risk to lives.*****FURTHER STATEMENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SKILLS – ALL SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES CLOSED TOMORROW, MONDAY 16 OCTOBERIn response to the imminent Storm Ophelia, the Department of Education and Skills is now publicly informing all schools, colleges and other education institutions that they are to remain closed tomorrow, Monday 16 October.This decision has been made following discussions with members of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning and in light of the advice from Met Éireann on this unprecedented storm.All schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img By News Highland – October 15, 2017 Facebook Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Met Eireann extends it’s Level Red Severe Weather Warning across Ireland  Previous articleLetterkenny University Hospital says procedures to go ahead tomorrow as plannedNext articleLatest on Storm Ophelia – schools closed and other services effected News Highland Twitter Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApplast_img read more

Six new Covid 19 deaths, one new case in Donegal

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Six new Covid-19 deaths recorded in the Republic today, with 23 new cases confirmed, one of them in Donegal.It means there have been 1,743 deaths, and 25,565 confirmed cases.The reproductive rate of the virus is now at or above one in the republic.For the sixth day in a row, there have been no new deaths related to Covid-19 in the North.The death toll remains at 554.3 new cases have been reported, bringing the total number of cases to 5,768.Meanwhile, people arriving into Northern Ireland from more than 50 low to medium risk countries will no longer have to quarantine.The Stormont Executive made the decision this afternoon, after a review of travel regulations.**************************Statement in full -The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 6 people with COVID-19 have died.There has now been a total of 1,743* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Wednesday 8th July, the HPSC has been notified of 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,565 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Thursday 9 July) to review Ireland’s ongoing response and preparedness to COVID-19.Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today, NPHET has recommended that all visitors to healthcare settings including hospitals, GP practices and pharmacies, should wear face coverings.“15 of today’s confirmed cases are directly or indirectly related to travel. NPHET today reiterates that all non-essential travel overseas should be avoided.“In addition, 77% of cases reported today are under 25 years of age. COVID-19 is extremely infectious and none of us are immune. It is important that we all continue to follow public health advice and risk assess our actions.”Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said; “We are seeing an increase in the number of reported cases over the last 2 weeks and the R-number is now at or above 1. There is an immediate need for all of us to take care and caution in our decisions and actions.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 9, 2020 Previous articleNews, Sport, Farming and Obituaries on Thursday July 9thNext articleThe Score – 02/07/20 News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Six new Covid 19 deaths, one new case in Donegallast_img read more

CSR lies at the heart of high performance

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. HR and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have a similar problem. Toomany organisations don’t understand their strategic fit with the overallbusiness strategy, although both are critical drivers of higher performance. This will not come as much of a surprise as far as HR is concerned –particularly to readers of Personnel Today – but the findings on CSR might. As The Work Foundation’s latest report, Achieving High Performance: CSR atthe Heart of Business argues, the evidence is now more convincing than everbefore that high-performance firms are more likely to have entrenched CSRstrategies. And we shouldn’t be so surprised. If you could travel back 400 years to thefounding of the first recognisable companies – the East India Company, forexample – you would find that its documents of incorporation are explicit aboutthe wider public benefits that must accrue from its private activities. In thiscase, it was the fact that it carried its cargoes in English vessels and paidduties to the Crown. This is at the other end of the spectrum to businessculture that says a company is no more than a network of contracts that areabout maximising its return to shareholders. Clarity of purpose helps to drive high performance, and only that – broadlydefined and including many practices that we describe as CSR – delivers strongreputations. CSR in a growing number of companies lies at the heart ofsustainable, high-performance business operations. Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) recent extension of its community programme,‘Marks & Start’, will help more than 10,000 of the most economicallyexcluded people in its first three years. But in addition, the programme is anintegral part of M&S’s investment in its staff, allowing hundreds ofemployees to develop mentoring, communication and managerial skills. BT has found that if it lost its positive reputation for its CSR activities,customer satisfaction levels would drop by 10 per cent. And more than 50 percent of all consumers have boycotted products for ethical reasons. One in fiveof all staff are influenced to work for employers, or stay working withemployers, who have reputations for better CSR practice. We now know that firms with a code of ethics tend to outperform those thatdon’t in the areas of economic value-added, market value-added and stability inits price/earnings ratio. And those in the manufacturing, business services andservices sectors that cite CSR as a primary or strong business focus are almosttwice as likely to have had profit growth in the past three years than thosethat do not. They are also almost twice as likely to have experienced anincrease in market share in the past three years. A thread runs through all these findings linking sophisticated HR managementpractices and CSR with business performance. The correlation is impossible toignore. It is time that business leaders finally accepted that CSR and highperformance are inextricably linked. By Will Hutton, Chief executive, The Work Foundation Comments are closed. CSR lies at the heart of high performanceOn 23 Mar 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

College Lowdown

first_imgCOLLEGE SPORT Far from being subsidiary to Blues fixtures, college sport is the staple diet of University life, generating interest, support and disciplined performances. Rowing particularly, is at the forefront of inter-collegiate competition and the prestige of rowing in Summer Eights, and indeed Hilary term’s Torpids event, is based just as much upon effort and participation as upon the technical skill of those involved. Nor do college league matches fail to produce an entertaining spectacle. Last year’s football season went right to the wire, with eventual champions New storming back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Catz in one particularly dramatic end-of-season clash. In addition, almost every sport holds an annual ‘Cuppers’ competition, where teams from each college battle in dramatic style to uphold college traditions or pull off shock results. From rugby to korfball, Cuppers is about genuine enthusiasm and commitment. Most importantly, college sport fosters a real sense of community which can be appreciated in all areas of University life.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img read more

WEAVER RUNNING FOR THIRD TERM ON CITY COUNCIL

first_img WEAVER RUNNING FOR THIRD COUNCIL TERMEVANSVILLE – Common Council Finance Chair Jonathan Weaver (D-At Large) is planning to file for his third term of City Council on Monday, January 28 at 11:00 a.m.  This decision comes after months of contemplating running for Mayor.“I am at a point in my life where I am very happy with what I have and where I am in life,” Weaver says.  “I have a two-year-old, and the time constraints that being Mayor have, would take too much time away from Jonathan, Jr., his mother, and his brothers.”Currently, Weaver is in his second term as City Councilman.  He was elected in 2011 after serving four years as Vanderburgh County Assessor.  Jonathan came to Evansville in February 2000 to work for News25 WEHT-TV as their broadcast meteorologist.  He got his real estate license in 2003 and is currently at FC Tucker Emge REALTORS.    FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Flanders High Tea: White Gloves, Delicate Sandwiches, and Sometimes Cargo Shorts

first_imgJudge Audrey Kernan (left), daughter Magdelena Kernan (right), & Flanders Director of Catering Karen Bergman (center)The Flanders Hotel’s High Tea harkens back to an earlier time, when the historic Ocean City landmark served afternoon high tea in the 1920s.But as Marketing Coordinator Denise Sammartino puts it, the modern version pays tribute to the original “with a Flanders-style” twist. Most attendees arrive in elegant dress and women are given white gloves. She said the “Red Hat Ladies” who are regular attendees “dress to the nines including jewelry and feathers.”At the same time, “beach-goers are welcome too, and many will take part wearing a polo shirt and a nice pair of shorts. We try to appeal to everyone,” Sammartino said.Apparently, the Flanders has hit the mark in that regard.In the more than three years since the high tea was launched, it has been a big hit. It takes place year round and at least once per week during the summer season, with two different seatings.  There are also private high teas for clubs and organizations, groups, birthday party high teas and other special events. The Ocean City Free Public Library is one example of an organization that has hosted the teas on a regular basis.Traditionally, “high tea” refers to a light evening meal, usually taking place between 5 and 7 p.m. According to Wikipedia, the term was first used in 1825, and the tradition dates back even further. Similarly, “afternoon tea” is a light meal typically eaten between 4 and 6 p.m. dating back to 1662. The terms have evolved to where they are more or less interchangeable.  By any name, these meals and the tradition associated with them endure to this day, especially at the Flanders.The menus vary and are tailored to each event and each group of attendees. A typical menu consists of “savories” such as the Chef’s Choice quiche such as tomato basil or a crab and tarragon tort; sandwiches such as cucumber with chive crème and asparagus roll with pepperjack cheese; and sweets such as chocolate covered strawberries.  All this plus a variety of teas cost $29.95 per person plus tax and gratuity, according to the website, www.theflandershotel.com.“One thing that is important to note is reservations are absolutely necessary,” Sammartino said. “That’s because each item we serve is prepared to order for each event and each group.”The hotel’s next regularly scheduled tea will be May 15 at 2 p.m. Thereafter, in June, July and August, teas will be held every Thursday.Most recently a tribute to Mother’s Day High Tea was held, in which each attendee receiving a rose.“It’s a classy event, something you don’t see every day, but something that is very enjoyable,” said Ocean City mom Audrey Kernan, who attended the Mother’s Day Tea. “It’s formal, but it’s laid back at the same time.”Sammartino said the so-called “Princess Teas” designed for girls’ birthday parties, or other special events such as Sweet 16s and even bachelorette parties have been very popular.“And it’s not just for women,” she said. “You will find gentlemen at some of these teas, and they really enjoy them, too,” she said.last_img read more

OCPD Weekly Activity Report January 1 – 7

first_imgJust a reminder that State Law requires Motorists to clear all snow from their vehicles prior to driving on the roadway. City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Calls for Service: 711        Daily Average: 101 January 1, 2017: Sunday Calls for service: 63 Vehicle Stops: 6 Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 27  Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 4 EMS callsWarrant, W. 6th St., one in custody, at 9:23amvehicle accident, 18th St. & Bay Ave., at 4:15pmJanuary 2, 2017: Monday Calls for service: 85Vehicle Stops: 31 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 38  Alarms:0The Police Department assisted with 5 Fire and 6 EMS callsWarrant, 800 block West Ave., at 9:18amThreats, 100 block Wesley Ave., at 11:48amJanuary 3, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 97Vehicle Stops: 30 Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 40  Alarms:1The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 5 EMS callsvehicle accident, 34th St., at 9:09amCounterfeiting, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 10:37amTheft, Sunnyside Ct., at 10:45am January 4, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 172Vehicle Stops: 39  Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 102  Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 8 EMS callsCriminal mischief, 500 block 15thh St., at 9:46amWarrant, 9th St., one in custody, at 12:57pmBurglary, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 3:54pm January 5, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 104Vehicle Stops: 35 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 46 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, Barbados La., at 1:39pm January 6, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 115Vehicle Stops: 49 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 46 Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 1 fire and 3 EMS callsWarrant, 34th St., one in custody, at 11:01pmJanuary 7, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 73 Vehicle Stops: 8 Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 31  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 7 EMS callsHarassment, 2400 block Bay Ave., at 9:53amDomestic violence, Mercer Pl., at 12:14pmMotorist, 1300 block Asbury Ave., at 1:27pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.center_img Bicycle riders must obey all vehicle laws similar to that of a vehicle.    They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.last_img read more

DNR offers Lake Michigan rip current safety tips

first_img WhatsApp By Network Indiana – August 6, 2020 0 738 Twitter Previous articleState of Indiana determining how to spend CARES Act moneyNext articleTeachers’ union wants schools to reopen, but only if it’s safe Network Indiana Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter The waters of Lake Michigan near Holland, Michigan. (Source: http://bit.ly/2bEXAGV License: http://bit.ly/2bBCs4m) Last week a father drowned in Lake Michigan, while saving his two children. Drownings are not uncommon in the lake near the counties in northern Indiana. But, a Dept. of Natural Resources conservation officer who patrols the area, says a little knowledge about how the lake works can help make your trip to the beach safe.“We have a very strong rip current, especially on the southern end of Lake Michigan,” said Officer Terri Millefoglie. She said that current is the result of north winds blowing waves, which build up as they get nearer to the shore. Once those waves hit the beach they bounce back underneath the surface.“It causes strong currents to want to pull you back into the water from the beach.”She said the DNR has posted maps and signs to help instruct people how to get out of a rip current if they get caught.“What we try to tell swimmers to do is you would swim parallel to the shore. As it’s pulling you, you would try to get out of that rip current and swim parallel. Quite often if you’re not familiar with them you may not understand what’s happening and quite often it will pull you in over your head,” said Millefoglie.She said the Dunes State Park beach has lifeguards who watch for rip currents and bad weather, and that you should pay attention if the lifeguard tells you to get out.“Lake Michigan can get fairly deep fairly quick, and even more importantly the sand bars are in different levels. You may be in four ft. of water, then you may go down to seven or eight ft., and that’s why we realy, really push anyone that’s on or in Lake Michigan to wear life jackets.”The beaches have been crowded, and some of the city beaches have closed, which, combined with crowds from Illinois where many beaches are closed, has helped cause crowding at other beaches, like the Dunes. Millefoglie said the DNR encourages people to wear masks when they can’t socially distance, and to check out the “near shore forecast” for the area before planning a trip.“It’ll kind of give you an idea of the winds and the the height of the waves.” Facebook WhatsApp Google+ DNR offers Lake Michigan rip current safety tips Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNewslast_img read more

Statement to parliament: Foreign Secretary statement to Parliament on Yemen

first_imgMr Speaker, with permission I will make a statement on the quest for a political settlement to the war in Yemen.Last week, the Houthi rebels and the Government of Yemen held their first direct peace talks since 2016.The negotiations in Stockholm reached agreement on a ceasefire in the port city of Hodeidah and a mutual redeployment of forces, monitored by the United Nations.As we look forward to Christmas, the people of Yemen are enduring one of the gravest humanitarian crises in the world. Hunger and disease are ravaging large areas of the country: 420,000 children have been treated for malnutrition; as many as 85,000 have starved to death.Today, 24 million Yemenis – more than 85% – need help.Behind these stark, impersonal numbers lie real people – individual men, women and children – with hopes and aspirations no different from our own.Their ordeal is not the result of natural disaster or misfortune. This is a suffering a man-made calamity, imposed by a war that has torn the country asunder and reduced its people to penury.Hence the imperative need to resolve this conflict as rapidly as possible.From the beginning, Britain has made every effort to promote a political solution.Last month, I travelled to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who lead the coalition fighting to restore Yemen’s legitimate government. I later visited Iran, which supports the Houthi rebels.In every capital, I urged my counterparts to use all their influence to help bring the parties to the negotiating table.After my visit to the region, agreement was reached for 50 wounded Houthis to be evacuated from Yemen to Oman, a confidence-building measure intended to pave the way for peace talks.On 19 November, I instructed our mission at the United Nations to circulate a draft Resolution to the Security Council, reinforcing the need for a political settlement and demanding the unhindered flow of food and medicine throughout Yemen.On 6 December, the peace talks began in Stockholm, mediated by Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy. Last Wednesday, I travelled to Stockholm myself and the following day I met the leaders of both delegations. I was the first British minister to meet representatives of the Houthis.I urged the parties to seize the opportunity to reach agreements that would ease the suffering of the Yemeni people and move closer towards the goal of ending the war.Last Thursday, the talks concluded with an agreement for the parties to meet again in January and to build trust by releasing thousands of prisoners.Honourable Members will note the importance of the agreement on a ceasefire and redeployment in Hodeidah. This port is the lifeline of Yemen, and a channel for at least 70 percent of the country’s food imports.The ceasefire in Hodeidah port and city came into effect at midnight yesterday and the UN Special Envoy has reported that it seems to be working. If the ceasefire continues to hold and the UN succeeds in increasing the volume of traffic through the port, this should reduce the level of suffering. I have urged all parties to stick to the terms agreed last week in Stockholm so that we can find a lasting political solution to this devastating conflict.After the Stockholm talks, I spoke about the next steps to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Earlier, I discussed the situation with Secretary Pompeo of the United States.Based on these consultations – and the success of the peace talks – I have instructed our mission in New York to resume working on our draft Resolution with Security Council partners, with a view to adopting it later this week.We will ask the Security Council to vote on the draft within the next 48 hours.The British text aims to build on the momentum generated in Stockholm by endorsing the agreements reached between the parties, authorising the UN to monitor their implementation, and setting out urgent steps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis.Our aim is to mobilise the collective weight of the UN behind the progress that’s been made.I am grateful to Martin Griffiths for his dogged efforts, which are nothing short of heroic. I acknowledge the seriousness of purpose of the delegations from both sides who I met in Stockholm last week.And I offer my thanks to the British diplomats, both in the region and in the Foreign Office in London, who have worked assiduously behind the scenes to bring the parties together.Britain has been able to play this role because of our network of friendships, including our partnership with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and because we are a country that steps up to its responsibilities.While the House can draw encouragement from recent events, I don’t not wish to give false hope. The positive steps could be reversed; the ceasefire is highly fragile.Many complex and difficult problems have yet to be addressed, let alone resolved. The people of Yemen still carry an immense burden of suffering.And although we have had some at the end of the tunnel, but Yemen is still in the tunnel.For as long as necessary, this country will continue to use all the diplomatic and humanitarian tools at our command to help settle this terrible conflict. Our values demand no less.I commend this statement to the House.last_img read more