May 27

O’Donnell criticises lack of choice in the School Transport System

first_img WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ WhatsApp A Donegal County Councillor is criticising the school transport scheme, claiming it’s preventing children from attending preferred schools.Councillor John O’Donnell says it’s unfair that parents are being forced to choose the school closest to where they live if they are to avail of the eligible transport ticket which would otherwise cost 350 euro.Councillor O’Donnell says there’s a perception that in many cases, the distances between homes and schools is been calculated using what he calls ‘non-conforming’ roads, to ascertain which school is closest.He says children should be afforded the opportunity to choose the school they would like to attend…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/johnodbus.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Facebookcenter_img Twitter By News Highland – October 1, 2015 O’Donnell criticises lack of choice in the School Transport System Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Previous articleBake off star Paul Hollywood confesses his Aston Martin obsessionNext articleDonegal firefighters should be given “first responder” status – Mac Lochlainn News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

May 18

E-business calls for rules to be rewritten

first_img Comments are closed. Creating a different culture from parent company Dixons was vital to success in the Internet market, Freeserve’s talent development manager told the conference.Stephanie Oerton said the traditional banding, pay and benefits structures at Dixons were inappropriate for attracting and keeping people in the fast-moving e-business environment.The two-year-old company, which pioneered free Internet access in the UK, cut the 13 pay grades in the Dixons structure down to four broad bands and introduced a performance-related element and quarterly bonuses to attract the talent it needed. It also introduced share options and flexible benefits.Staff can choose when to claim bonuses or cash in shares and can buy extra benefits from their salary or trade holiday for them.“Freeserve works on an adult-to-adult relationship. You are in control and you know what is best for you,” said Oerton.“At Dixons staff expect the employer to look after them. It is very structured. “Because our industry is new it is less secure. There were no procedures or policies but that allowed for innovation. People had to be resourceful and find new ways of doing things.”She added that the more relaxed atmosphere at Freeserve was having an impact on the parent company which has introduced a dress-down policy. E-business calls for rules to be rewrittenOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

May 8

Toolson scores 25 to lead Utah Valley past Seattle 77-68

first_imgRichard Harward had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Utah Valley (20-8, 9-4 Western Athletic Conference), which won its fourth straight game. Conner Toolson added 11 points. Written by The Wolverines improve to 2-0 against the Redhawks on the season. Utah Valley defeated Seattle 88-78 on Jan. 12. Both teams take on California Baptist in their next game. Seattle visits the Lancers on Thursday, while Utah Valley remains on the road for its matchup against California Baptist on Saturday. Delante Jones had 16 points for the Redhawks (15-13, 3-10). Morgan Means added 15 points. Terrell Brown had 13 points and eight assists. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEATTLE (AP) — Jake Toolson had 25 points as Utah Valley defeated Seattle 77-68 on Tuesday night.center_img February 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Toolson scores 25 to lead Utah Valley past Seattle 77-68 Tags: Jake Toolson/UVU Wolverines Basketball/WAC Associated Presslast_img read more

May 7

Regal London launches in NW6

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Regal London launches in NW6 previous nextLand & New HomesRegal London launches in NW6The Negotiator3rd August 20180764 Views Regal London has launched a new show apartment at The Avenue, a development of 68 apartments, with prices starting at £775,000.The show home promotes luxury and excellence with a neutral colour palette, with subtle bursts of golden yellows, burnt oranges and turquoises. The interiors have been kept light and bright with natural fabric bases with bronze metal and matt black detail, to complement the clean lines of the exterior.Paul Eden, Joint CEO, Regal London, says, “We are delighted to launch the new show apartment at The Avenue in Queens Park. The area is popular with families, young professionals and downsizers. Excellent schools in the area are a key draw, alongside its incredible public transport connections.”Located in Queen’s Park, London – a village with a park at its centre, there are cafes, boutiques, and leisure facilities close-by along with a weekly farmers’ market in Salisbury Primary School Grounds. Residents will also be able to enjoy facilities such as concierge, a gym and communal courtyard.Regal London London luxury show homes luxury London homes Queen’s Park The Avenue August 3, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

May 4

PSM Bags Royal Navy Supply Contract

first_img The Royal Navy has named PSM as a primary supplier of tank level instrumentation to their surface warship and support vessel fleet.PSM has worked with the Navy for decades and in that time has delivered some inspired solutions based around the ICT 1000 level and Tankstar 260 pressure and level transmitters, to replace existing products obsoleted by other suppliers.By developing these bespoke products, PSM is saving the Navy additional expense that would normally be incurred by modifying tank and cable installations to accept another design of transmitter. Extended and lengthy project lead times that can add cost and complexity to refit projects have also been avoided.The obsoleting of hydrostatic level and pressure transmitters is becoming a common issue faced by many end users, who are being left with insufficient customer service and delivery, or without the ability to directly replace or repair failed products. PSM is increasingly helping customers to solve this problem by offering new transmitters that are mechanically and electrically equivalent to the failed OEM items.Image: PSM PSM Bags Royal Navy Supply Contract View post tag: Royal Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today PSM Bags Royal Navy Supply Contract View post tag: PSM July 31, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

May 3

IT’S CHOOSING TIME FOR THE GOP

first_imgMaking Sense by Michael ReaganMaybe Joe took my advice.I told a friend of the VP’s recently that he should not run for president in 2016 but instead should leave the political stage as an elder statesman.No matter why Biden really decided to let Hillary Clinton have the Democrats’ presidential nomination without a fight, it’s great news for the GOP.At least it should be.In an ordinary election season, the GOP should be thrilled to pieces at the chance to duke it out with Hillary and the U-Haul load of dirty old political baggage she and her husband are always dragging around with them.But this is no ordinary season. It’s the upside-down season of Donald Trump.What Trump has done to hurt the GOP’s chances so far is enough to make a conspiratorialist think Hillary and Bill paid him to run as a Republican.But I forgot. Trump is so rich no one has enough loot to buy him off, not even Bill and Hillary.What Trump is doing to the GOP continues to amaze me.It’s bad enough he has infected what’s left of the party’s conservative brand with his Democrat-lite ideas.But one-by-one he’s been biting his fellow Republicans like a liberal attack dog  — even ones he’s not running against.As part of his nonstop bullying of Jeb Bush, Trump tried to make it seem Jeb’s big brother George W. was somehow responsible for the 9/11 attack on America.It was a cheap shot that knocked Jeb off his message — a message no one is hearing anyway — and forced him to defend his brother.Democrats have been unfairly blaming George W. for 9/11 — and everything else that’s gone wrong in the world — for eight years. So now Trump piles on?GW could have done nothing to stop the attack, which occurred just nine months after he replaced Bill Clinton in the White House.People like Trump forget that in 2001 the U.S. Senate wouldn’t allow GW to appoint a new CIA director or appoint other people he needed who could have given him better intelligence information.On top of Trump’s stupid 9-11 statement, Dr. Ben Carson came out with an even dumber one.The GOP’s Mister Rogers candidate said he would have brought Osama Bin Laden to justice in two weeks without going to war in Afghanistan.He said he simply would have told the Saudis we were going to become oil independent.That threat to their bottom line, he said, would have caused the Saudi’s to rush out and capture Osama and turn him over to us.These are the two top-tier Republican people trying to become President of the U.S.?Trump and Carson may say things in the primary that some want to hear.But the most important question is, “Can they actually do what you want them to do if they win?”To be a successful president, even a conservative one, in the real world you have to work with members of Congress, not call them names.  Trump will never be able to work with anyone in Congress — on either side.The GOP desperately needs to save itself from being Trumped.With Hillary and her heavy baggage as the competition, Republicans and conservatives have been handed a great chance to win in 2016.But they also have a great chance to absolutely blow winning 2016 if they don’t stop Trump, who could cinch the nomination as early as next march on Super Tuesday.Despite its dysfunction, the GOP still has time to derail the Trump Express. It has a deep bench of conservative politicians and leaders from around the country.But if they’re going to beat Hillary and prevent the GOP from becoming the next Whig Party, Republicans have to unite behind someone like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, John Kasich or Chris Christie.They have to choose wisely — and they better do it fast.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

April 21

Cut the fat, keep the taste

first_imgCereform (Northampton) has re-engineered its doughnut mixes so finished product contains 25% less fat.The company offers both cake and yeast-raised versions of the reduced-fat doughnut mixes, which it claims taste as good as traditional ‘full-fat’ products. Cereform says yeast-raised recipes are suitable for moulded, sheeted or extruded production processes and are simple to use requiring the addition of yeast and water. With their light, even texture, cake donuts are available in made-to-measure formulas, particularly suited to plant bakers or fast-turnover outlets. Cereform also offers a range of icings and fillings, including quick drying, smooth and shiny dipping icings in vanilla, strawberry, lemon and chocolate flavour. Cereform’s Shugarwite offers a white finish with a vanilla flavour for a traditional sugar-coated doughnut. Also on offer are caramel and toffee sauces.last_img read more

March 1

Alan Garber named provost

first_imgPresident Drew Faust announced today (April 15) that Alan M. Garber ’76, the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor, and professor of medicine and economics, at Stanford University, has been appointed the next provost of Harvard University.“Alan is a distinguished academic leader who brings to Harvard an extraordinary breadth of experience in research across disciplines,” said Faust. “He has an incisive intellect, a deep appreciation for the challenges facing research universities, and a loyalty and commitment to Harvard, where he has maintained strong ties since his years as an undergraduate in the College. I am extremely pleased that a person of Alan’s talent, range, and versatility will be joining the University’s senior leadership team.”Garber will succeed Steven E. Hyman, who in December announced his decision to step down at the end of this academic year. Garber’s appointment is effective Sept. 1.“I am excited and humbled by this opportunity to serve an institution that made a profound difference in my own life,” said Garber. “Harvard has a storied history and a present full of remarkable accomplishments and extraordinary strengths. I look forward to helping the University achieve its enormous promise for the future.”Garber first came to Harvard in 1973 as an undergraduate. After graduating summa cum laude in economics in 1976, Garber received a Ph.D. in economics, also from Harvard, and an M.D. from Stanford with research honors. After his graduate work, he served his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.In his academic work, Garber brings an economist’s perspective to critical questions of health policy. His research focuses on ways to improve health care quality and delivery, methods to assess the cost effectiveness and comparative value of health interventions, and how best to structure incentives for cost-effective care. He has served as founding director for both the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, both at Stanford. Garber currently serves on the steering committee for Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.“Alan Garber exemplifies the very best of the academy. In his 25 years as a distinguished member of the Stanford University faculty, he has brought an interdisciplinary ethos and leadership to teaching, to the research community, and to the medical profession,” said Stanford President John Hennessy. “His service to the academy and to the nation in medical decision-making, science, and policy has been prolific. I have no doubt he will serve Harvard with the same passion. I congratulate both Alan and Harvard.”As provost, Garber will partner with the president in defining the strategic academic vision for the University. He will work with her to sustain the excellence of the academic enterprise and to achieve greater integration of research, teaching, programs, and people across the University. Garber will have direct responsibility for academic planning and its financial foundations. He will also play a central role in supporting cross-cutting programs and in working with the deans to leverage the strengths of the Schools in service of the University as a whole.Early priorities will include leading the University’s efforts to define academic aspirations and achievable programs in the entrepreneurial space represented by Allston, and steering the ongoing reorganization of the Harvard library system.Pending Garber’s arrival in September, the president will oversee all academic functions, delegating specific responsibilities as needed.In addition to being the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor at Stanford, Garber serves as professor of medicine and (by courtesy) of economics, health research and policy, and of economics in the Graduate School of Business. A leading researcher in the domain of health care delivery and financing, Garber served as founding director of the health care program of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a position he held for 19 years.He is the author or co-author of more than 125 articles, as well as 40 book chapters and monographs. He has edited or co-edited eight books on health policy research. He also sees general medical patients at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, where he serves as a staff physician and associate director of the Center for Health Care Evaluation.The recipient of numerous academic awards, Garber has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Association of American Physicians, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.last_img read more

February 8

Poland’s population rapidly shrinking under pandemic

first_imgWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Statistics for 2020 show deaths spiked in Poland to a level unseen since World War II and births sharply declined, trends that are being attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. Daily newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported Tuesday that Poland registered 357,400 births last year, the lowest number since 2005, and some 486,200 deaths. The overall data showed a population loss of some 129,000 people, compared with a decline of some 36,400 in 2019. The newspaper says the low birth rate surprised observers because some experts predicted the lockdown measures the Polish government has imposed on and off since mid-March would lead to a baby boom. Poland has a population of more than 38 million.last_img read more

January 18

Man Charged With Allegedly Assaulting A Woman In Jamestown

first_imgPhoto: mgnonline.com JAMESTOWN — A Cattaraugus County was charged with assault after allegedly hitting a woman during a domestic incident in Jamestown on Wednesday afternoon.Jamestown Police charged Jeffrey Hebdon, 21, with aggravated criminal contempt, third-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.Police said while at a Broadhead Avenue residence Hebdon allegedly restrained a woman from leaving the home and struck her several times in the head.He was also allegedly violating an order of protection. Police say Hebdon was charged and held in the City Jail pending arraignment. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more