Bridge protected but lives risked

first_imgSurgeries and clinic cancellations extended NewsBridge protected but lives riskedBy Bernie English – February 20, 2017 858 Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Print Twitter Linkedin Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleChildbirth deaths don’t make court Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSCllr Sean Lynch (FF)featuredShannon. Limericksuicide Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April The former Fitzgibbon Memorial on Sarsfield bridge The former Fitzgibbon Memorial on Sarsfield [email protected] POTENTIALLY life-saving piece of equipment for Sarsfield Bridge cannot be installed because the bridge is a protected structure, stunned members of Limerick’s local authority heard this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Sean Lynch (FF) told a meeting of the metropolitan committee of the council that he had been contacted by traumatised visitors to the city who saw a man go into the river off the bridge just before Christmas, but could do nothing because there was no lifebuoy near enough.He asked for a lifebouy to be placed in the centre of the bridge, but was told by officials that this wouldn’t be allowed as the bridge is a protected structure.last_img read more

Conaway talks shutdown, new Congress

first_imgLocal News Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Monday morning. The Democratic Party is officially in control of the U.S. House of Representatives as of Thursday, and U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Midland, said it feels a lot like 2011 when Republicans took over. “In 2011, we beat 63 sitting Democrats, those folks came in with an agenda ready to go,” Conaway said. “I think the same thing is happening now, just on the other side.” Because the House rules are set so that just a simple majority controls everything, Conaway said that new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can rule with an iron fist. He said a new rule packet passed gives Pelosi the authority to speak on behalf of the entire House whether Obamacare is constitutional, and has lowered the number of votes required to change the tax rate from three-fifths to a majority. “They put rules in place without a lot of consultation from us,” Conaway said. “In 2011, I don’t remember consulting them very much when we took over for them and set the rules. It’s one of these classic ‘to the victor belongs the spoils’ and they get to run the shop the way they see fit.” Conaway said he hasn’t had a one-on-one conversation with Pelosi, having only a couple of brief conversations, but called her street smart and said she has a terrific team around her. “She’s built a lot of IOUs over the years from the crowd that does surround her,” he said. “I’m not sure where that strength came from, other than she paid her dues and parlayed that into a leadership role.” There hasn’t been much running of government lately, as Democrats and Republicans argue over passing a bill that would end the government shutdown that has been ongoing since Dec. 22. President Donald Trump has said he would not pass a bill to end the shutdown without funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, which Pelosi has said won’t happen. Conaway called the debate over a border wall a fake argument. “It’s a fake argument in a sense because it’s really about not letting Trump have the victory he wants,” Conaway said. Conaway said if you ask anybody if it’s in America’s best interest to know who and what is coming in and out of the country, most people would say yes. What is on the table right now, Conaway said, is $5.7 billion to buy 2,000 employees and infrastructure improvements along the border where it’s needed. There are many fences already up on the border needing to be replaced, Conaway said, with different sectors of the border that have different needs. While Trump initially wanted a concrete wall, Conaway said Border Patrol has told them a see-through fence would be better. “Let’s be smart about it and spend our resources properly, but operational control of the border is in our best interest,” Conaway said. Conaway said he didn’t think revoking the pay of Congress members during government shutdown would speed up the issue, because many of the faces of the shutdown, like Trump and Pelosi, are independently wealthy and wouldn’t be affected, and said it didn’t have an impact in October 2013 when the government was completely shut down. He expressed concern about how the shutdown affects employees who live pay check to pay check. Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a constitutional amendment Friday that would create term limits for Congress members — three terms for representatives and two terms for senators. But Conaway said he would not be in support of term limits, and would like to know if this means Cruz will not run for a third term. Conaway said term limits would be a solution in search of a problem. Were term limits to be enacted, Conaway said Congress members could do what they want during their last term. “You want that threat there,” Conaway said. “It’s also particularly un-republican in the sense that if I’m earning people’s votes, I should be able to get those votes. Do you really want government telling you who you can and can’t vote for?” Conaway differentiated this from presidential term limits by saying the position of the president is so powerful that it’s essential to not have that power engrained, while one Congress member, on their own, isn’t nearly as powerful. One of the latest bills Conaway was able to get passed was an $867 billion farm bill, passed in December with a 386-47 vote. One part of the original bill Conaway pushed for, but wasn’t passed, was increased work requirements for Supplement Nutritional Assistance Program beneficiaries. This would have raised the age limit requiring SNAP recipients to work 20 hours a week from 49 to 59. “That 20 hours says that if you were to be on food stamps for more than three months out of 36, you need to work 20 hours a week,” he said. “If you do that, you can stay on food stamps in that regard. If you choose not to work and not help yourself, we’ll limit food stamps because you ought to go get a job.” Conaway also wanted to limit the waiver for work requirements, which he said had been abused. But he said Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue had authority over the waiver process because the U.S. Department of Agriculture sets the process in place. What he did get in the bill, Conaway said, was program integrity. There will be a database created by the USDA to catch people who are “double dipping,” as in, people who are on individual SNAP programs in separate states. Conaway added that Perdue had told him he had released a proposed rule to do what was in the House version of the farm bill regarding the waiver issue. “The advantage of Sonny doing it is that it becomes $15 million of deficit reduction,” Conaway said. “From a fiscal conservative standpoint, that’s actually a better answer.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img TAGS  Pinterest Previous articleLate penalty helps Nimes win and move out of relegation zoneNext article010919_Katy_Taylor_Hoyng_0 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Conaway talks shutdown, new Congress Twitterlast_img read more

Partnership will turn HR into company subsidiary

first_img Comments are closed. Aircraft manufacturer BAE Systems is to turn its HR function into a joint partnership with a company claiming to offer an alternative to outsourcing.BAE will form a partnership with Xchanging, which specialises in turning administrative functions of major groups into “entrepreneurial enterprises”.The deal will create a new company – yet to be named – providing a full HR service to BAE.Under the new deal, the HR function will be converted into a majority-owned subsidiary. BAE, which employs more than 100,000 people worldwide, will retain control of overall HR strategy.The deal will revolve around an Internet-based HR service provided by Xchanging called peopleportal.Terry Morgan, BAE’s group HR director, said, “After a comprehensive study on transforming the way we deliver HR services to our employees and to the company, we decided that Xchanging has the most compelling vision and deep understanding of how this service can be improved.“This new enterprise provides a real opportunity to give clear HR support to the key business drivers while creating career opportunities for our HR professionals.”Xchanging is a start-up company founded last year by David Andrews, a former Andersen Consulting president for Western Europe. For every partnership signed with the administrative department of a large group Xchanging invests more than £6m and receives 25 per cent of the profit from the new subsidiary.Andrews also claims his secure Internet-based systems are more efficient and produce fewer delays than conventional office systems. Partnership will turn HR into company subsidiaryOn 22 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Kobe Bryant’s teammates in awe over his 60-point performance in final game

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I didn’t know how he was going to take it,” Bass recalled on Thursday after the Lakers’ exit meetings at the team’s facility in El Segundo. “I thought he’d say ‘Get those damn bottles away from me!’ But he embraced it.”Photos showed Bryant cherishing the feeling of champagne soaking his jersey. After feeling that same filling after winning five NBA titles, however, Bryant could not help but tease his teammates.“‘That’s only for championships,’” Bryant reminded them. “‘But all right.’”Even with Bryant averaging only 17.6 points on a career-low 35.8 percent shooting, several of Bryant’s teammates believed he would make history in his final game. Beforehand, Bass conferred with World Peace and Lou Williams before asking a Lakers staff member to buy champagne bottles. Lakers forward Julius Randle told Bryant “he has to take at least 40 field-goal attempts.” . Bryant actually 50 shots and went 6-of-21 from 3-point range. As Russell said, “for him to leave on a 60-point night is the best way to go out.” “It felt like every shot went in,” Russell said. “I don’t remember his misses. But I remember his makes vividly.”Not right away.Bryant missed his first five shots. He also airballed a pair of jumpers in the third quarter.“He started off looking like a bum,” World Peace recalled. “I was like, ‘Kobe you ain’t got it no more man!’”As World Peace observed later, “He caught fire.” Bryant scored nine consecutive points in the first quarter. With three minutes left in the final period, Bryant posted 15 points on shots only he could make. He drilled a 26-foot 3-pointer to cut the Jazz’s lead to 96-95 with 59 seconds remaining. Bryant then made a patented 20-foot fadeaway for a 97-96 edge with 31 seconds left. In a game that Clarkson called a “blur,” he remembered recalling, “I don’t even know if this is real right now.”“It was incredible to the point where it started to scare me,” Williams said. “The confetti started coming down and I was like, ‘A ring wasn’t coming with this.’”More Bryant memories came instead. He also signed countless shoes and jerseys for most of his teammates. Yet, not everything went according to plan. Lakers forward Nick Young became amused that Bryant’s last play involved passing to Clarkson for a dunk. “He should’ve ended it with a shot,” Young said. “That’s not the Kobe I know!”Bryant fulfilled that expectation on nearly every other play, though. All of which produced something more than an otherwise meaningless win.“It’s an experience I will remember,” Clarkson said, “and cherish for the rest of my life.”center_img The yellow confetti poured onto the Staples Center court. The standing ovation and MVP chants lasted for minutes. All of which produced a backdrop that suggested the Lakers won another NBA championship. Something else extraordinary happened instead. In what marked the final game of his 20th NBA season, Kobe Bryant posted a season-high 60 points in the Lakers’ 101-96 victory on Wednesday over the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.As Bryant went 22-of-50 shooting in 42 minutes, Metta World Peace “had a headache from screaming so loud and jumping so high.” As Bryant tied his fifth highest scoring output in his career, Jordan Clarkson saw “the best ending to the movie.” The 37-year-old Bryant traveled back in time for one night. So even if the performance meant nothing more than comfort food to a depressing season, Lakers forward Brandon Bass followed through on his pre-game suggestion for all of Bryant’s teammates to douse him with champagne. last_img read more