Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSFine GaellimerickPatrick O’DonovanSenator Maria ByrneSports Capital Grantssports infrastructure Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsCommunityLimerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocationsBy Editor – November 29, 2017 1745 Facebook Previous articleCCTV system expanded to 14 Limerick townsNext articleLimerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work Editor WhatsApp Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Sports grants89 clubs and organisations in Limerick and Clare are to receive €2,465,629 of the €30 million available in Sports Capital Grants.Confirming the allocations, Limerick City Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said they will help to develop sports infrastructure in the city and county.She also paid tribute to former Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Patrick O’Donovan for simplifying the application process for clubs and organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Minister O’Donovan significantly shortened the application form, and published a helpful guide to the application process.There were also a series of regional workshops to assist applicants. I know from speaking to local clubs and organisations these measures really helped with their applications,” she explained.“The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012, after it had been cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash. It represents an excellent value for money investment. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity is on the rise. Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically.“Fine Gael is using our economic progress to invest in communities around the country and ensure that everyone can benefit. Sport is just one important element of this. In 2016, more than €22.8 million was paid out to 680 organisations to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment through the excellent Sports Capital Programme,” Senator Byrne concluded.More news here
Twitter There’s good news for those who bought their homes at the peak of the property market and are struggling with negative equity.The Finance Minister has announced details of major changes to mortgage interest relief for those who bought their homes between 2004 and 2008.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/mort.mp3[/podcast] NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Google+ Facebook WhatsApp News Government announces Mortgage Interest Relief increase to 30% Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleGovernment pledges to retain corporate tax rate of 12.5%Next articleVAT rate increased by 2%, Government doesn’t expect shoppers rushing to North News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – December 6, 2011 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published
Today sees the launch of Enterprising Donegal Business Week, which runs until Friday.A series of events and workshops will take place in venues across the county on the theme “Back to Basics – key building blocks for growing your business”.Michael Tunney is CEO of the County Enterprise Board, which is coordinating the week’s events.He says the new government should be looking at a specific policy to nurture and encourage the growth of the small business sector………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/mtunny10.mp3[/podcast] Enterprising Donegal Business Week goes “Back to Basics” By News Highland – March 7, 2011 Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleSenior Garda describes speeding motorcyclist as a ‘lunatic’Next articleGardai investigate alleged sexual assault in Letterkenny News Highland WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Newsx Adverts Facebook Twitter Google+
–Every New Zealand employee is afforded protection from unfair dismissal. –Australia has introduced laws to protect employees from arbitrary dismissal.–Loophole closed over employing contractors and temps. In New Zealand, courtscan extend legal rights to them.–Protracted dismissal process includes a series of oral and written warnings andreasonable time to improve performance.–Hiring staff on a trial or probationary basis is no longer a defence if thatemployee is dismissed. Courts empower employeesOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Employersin Australia and New Zealand are facing an uphill struggle to recruit andretain good staff against a background of mounting employment legislation.Richard Rudman reportsTheseare good times for recruitment consultants in Australia and New Zealand. Demandfor skilled and experienced staff remains high in relatively buoyant andconfident economies. And perhaps most significant for consultants, employersare making much greater use of external providers for the recruit and selectionprocesses. Atthe same time globalisation has arrived with a bang. Mergers, takeovers andalliances are no longer hot news, and most of the world’s big players are nowparticipating or represented in the Australasian market place.Internationallink-ups can bring new services, better technologies and access to worldwidenetworks. Yet, according to a New Zealand consultant who is resisting offshoresuitors, many agencies are still “body shops” staffed byinexperienced recruiters driven by commission-based earnings. By keeping intouch with the individuals they place in jobs, recruiters can add to theemployer’s problem of employee “churn” in a tight labour market. Theseare also good times for Internet recruitment sites. Australians and NewZealanders have always taken enthusiastically to new technologies – and thepopularity of e-recruitment is clear from the ANZ Bank’s job advertisementssurveys. Internet advertising in Australia has grown from a monthly average of20,000 adverts two years ago to 90,000 today, while newspaper advert numbershave fallen from 26,000 to 22,000. In New Zealand, Internet job advert numbershave risen by one-third in the past year to a monthly average of 14,000, whilenewspaper advert numbers have remained steady at around 29,000.Theseare good times too for job applicants. Demand for skilled labour remains high.Which means employers have to bid up salaries and benefits for those whoseskills and experience are in demand. Plus the law offers ever-increasingprotection for employees.Sothese may not be such good times for employers. Fuelled by a job boom in IT ande-commerce, and international shortages in other occupations, the”churn-and-burn” rate for many staff is rising. Some employers areresponding by shifting their focus from recruitment to retention, reckoningthat it will cost less – and prove easier – to keep hold of their current goodperformers than to find, hire and train replacements.However,these efforts by employers can be thwarted. Earlier this year, for example, theNew Zealand government became concerned that the non-taxable status (as capitalsums) of so-called restrictive covenant and inducement payments was threateningthe tax base. These payments are now taxable as income, and are thus lesseffective as incentives for staff.Employeesin both countries seem to be enjoying greater legal protection of theircontracted rights and privileges. New Zealand, for example, has had a statutoryremedy for unfair dismissal for 30 years. Originally, it applied only to staffcovered by collective instruments or to union members. Now, it applies to everyemployee – regardless of level or position in the organisation. Laws to protectemployees from arbitrary dismissal were introduced in Australia during the1990s. Inboth countries these laws may have gone further than intended, often givingmore weight to procedure than substance, and thus giving inefficient andunder-performing workers a means to contest their dismissal. Employers oftenfound it easier to pay up than to fight these cases through the employmenttribunals.Facingthis risk, many companies adopted defensive strategies which still influencetheir recruitment and employment practices. Letters of appointment, forexample, which set out employment terms and job requirements in minute andlegalistic detail are common. Someprefer not to employ any permanent staff, relying instead on contractors andstaff from temp agencies. Research reported in Australia’s Business ReviewWeekly indicates that 11% of Australian companies now hire more temporary andcontract staff, and 5% have cancelled or suspended plans to recruit morepermanent staff – all because of the unfair dismissal rules.Onething is clear in both countries – bad recruitment decisions can be verycostly. This is especially true if an employer attempts dismissal withoutgiving the staff member a series of oral and written warnings and a reasonableopportunity to improve performance. Oneway around this problem is to hire a temporary employee or contractor from arecruitment company and later offer that person full-time employment if thereis a good match. But care is needed. In New Zealand, new employment relationslegislation empowers the courts to determine whether a so-called contractor is,in reality, an employee and thus entitled to the benefits of being an employeeregardless of the label the parties might give their relationship. Moreover,hiring people on a trial or probationary basis is no longer a defence if theemployer tries to dismiss a short-term employee who proves unsuitable. Inaddition, all prospective employees must be given written details of a proposedemployment agreement – and time to take advice on it. As a result, bothcountries have seen an upsurge in detailed employment contracts and, at seniorexecutive levels, so-called “pre-nuptial” agreements providing heftypayouts for individual employees who don’t make it.Theseare good times indeed for employment lawyers and consultants.Changingthe face of employment legislation–New Zealand government taxes inducement payments to retain staff. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Polar ice cores provide exceptional archives of past environmental conditions. The dating of ice cores and the estimation of the age-scale uncertainty are essential to interpret the climate and environmental records that they contain. It is, however, a complex problem which involves different methods. Here, we present IceChrono1, a new probabilistic model integrating various sources of chronological information to produce a common and optimized chronology for several ice cores, as well as its uncertainty. IceChrono1 is based on the inference of three quantities: the surface accumulation rate, the lock-in depth (LID) of air bubbles and the thinning function. The chronological information integrated into IceChrono1 are modeling scenarios of the sedimentation process (accumulation of snow, densification of snow into ice and air trapping, ice flow), ice- and air-dated horizons, ice and air depth intervals with known durations, delta depth observations (depth shift between synchronous events recorded in the ice and in the air) and finally ice, air or mix stratigraphic links in between ice cores. the inference problem is formulated as a least squares optimisation, implying that all densities of probabilities are assumed to be Gaussian. It is numerically solved using the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm (thus assuming that the model is almost linear in the vicinity of the solution) and a numerical evaluation of the model’s Jacobian. IceChrono1 is freely available under the General Public License v3 open source license.
Petrobras completes test at Jupiter pre-salt exploration area off Brazil. (Credit: Keri Jackson from Pixabay.) Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has completed a drill stem test (DST) at the Jupiter pre-salt area in Block BM-S-24 concession in the Santos basin.The well is located about 295km from the city of Rio de Janeiro, in a water depth of 2,183m.Acquired in 2001, the Block BM-S-24 concession is operated by Petrobras with ownership of 80% stake and the remaining 20% is held by Petrogal Brazil.The test assessed the pre-salt carbonate reservoirs in the well, which is internally called Apollonia (3-BRSA-1246- RJS).Test results confirm the potentiality of the Jupiter areaPetrobras said that the test confirmed “excellent productivity” of the well, containing value added condensed oil.It also said that the condensed oil has a high gas-oil ratio as well as high carbon dioxide content that need application of innovative technologies for its commercial production.The company will use the fluid samples which were collected in the test to validate the HISEP High Pressure Separation technology, developed and patented by Petrobras.The technology separates and re-injects the reservoir rocks using the equipment which is installed at the bottom of the sea, of the CO2 existing in the oil produced.In a qualification stage and a pilot in another area operated by Petrobras, HISEP is expected to be installed in 2024 to perform longer term tests to enable a new concept of production development.Petrobras said: “This technological innovation has the potential to enable the Jupiter production development pilot project, as well as other projects with high gas-oil and CO2 ratio fluids, opening a new exploration and production development frontier for opportunities in Petrobras’ deep and ultra-deep water portfolio.”Recently, Petrobras has agreed to sell its stake in 27 onshore exploration and production concessions, located in Espírito Santo, Brazil. The test assessed the pre-salt carbonate reservoirs in the well, located in a water depth of 2,183m
View post tag: Naval View post tag: Sonar A New Zealand Navy vessel has captured 3D sonar images of World War II wrecks off the coast of Papua New Guinea. View post tag: Navy View post tag: New Back to overview,Home naval-today New Zealand Navy Vessel Captures 3D Sonar Images of WWII Wrecks View post tag: Zealand View post tag: Wrecks View post tag: Images New Zealand Navy Vessel Captures 3D Sonar Images of WWII Wrecks Share this article View post tag: WWII View post tag: News by topic View post tag: of View post tag: Captures View post tag: vessel October 21, 2011 View post tag: 3D (nzherald)[mappress]Source: nzherald, October 21, 2011 Research & Development