Government accepts proposals to reduce Donegal to a single 5 seat constituency Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Google+ Facebook The Government’s accepted the report of the Dáil electoral boundary commission.It’ll cut the number of TDs from 166 to 158 at the next election.The Cabinet today gave permission to Environment Minister Phil Hogan to draft legislation to give effect to the changes.As a result Donegal’s two constituencies will be merged in to a single five seater with the loss of one TD.A section of South Donegal will merge with Sligo, Leitrim, and West Cavan to form a new 4 seat constituency WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – July 24, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleMacGill: Catholic Archbishop of Dublin calls for new abuse investigationsNext articleMacGill : FF leader says government is failing to implement real reform News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North
This week’s lettersLooking towards one-track future For the past 10 years, politicians, managers and employee relations expertshave believed the power of the trades unions has been broken. The break-up oflarge, unmanageable nationalised industries into smaller operating units wouldprovide competition and ensure a realistic approach to business from employeesand trade unions alike. There is some truth in this, but it is flawed in the case of railways. Thereisn’t much competition between the main train operating companies – most arenot performing well and employees still turn to their union when there is agrievance. If employers don’t react sensitively, industrial action will result.Different salaries and terms and conditions in companies with similar jobsand targets will lead to dissatisfaction and leapfrogging in salary growthwhich will be difficult to contain. It would be sensible for the basic terms and conditions in all trainoperating companies to be similar. This would be the baseline settlement, andcompanies would have freedom to establish performance-related elements, focusedon customer satisfaction. Arbitration should be accepted by both employers andunions before industrial action. ASLEF’s proposal to create a national bargaining arrangement appears torecognise the realities of employee relations, but it must not be a return tothe past. A modern, industry-wide approach could build on the accumulated experienceof industries such as chemicals and engineering. It would ensure the railindustry is seen as a more unified and integrated transport service. It is time Stephen Byers pressed senior management and union officials toget together to create a better employee relations process so improvements inthe rail service can be made. Reg Carr Partner, Innovate-HR High value of human capital I agree with the basic premise of ‘More than just a number’ (Features, 8January) – companies need to do more to demonstrate to stockmarket analysts theimportance of human capital and how it is managed. But there were twosignificant omissions. First, the increasing proportion of market capitalisation accounted for byintangible assets in our largest companies shows stockmarkets are indeedrecognising the importance of human capital. The work of expert researcherssuch as Baruch Lev demonstrates that analysts are becoming more skilled inmaking these valuations. Second, there is a wealth of evidence demonstrating the powerfulrelationship between effective investment in our people and long-term economicsuccess. All the CIPD’s sponsored-research in this area, by Sheffield University andthe likes of David Guest and John Purcell, supports this powerful relationship.Not to mention research in the US by Becker and Huselid, Collins and Porras,and Kotter. Research demonstrates answers do not lie in establishing spurious short-termcorrelations and indexes trying to prove relationships between a particular HRinitiative and short-term financial results. Rather, it is about adopting along-term, investment-focused approach to people, supported by a broad base ofeffect- ively implemented HR practices. This is the research data and message we should bombard the analysts with.And if their employers had adopted a similar approach, maybe fewer of themwould have been made redundant last year. Duncan Brown Principal Towers Perrin, Chair CIPD Rewards Forum Outsourcing is inevitable The outsourcing trend is inevitable and should deliver both qualitative andquantitative improvement for organisations (News, 8 January). One would hope any HR intervention worth its salt would be measured in thevalue that accrues to the business. Most companies want outsourcing both to add value and reduce costs. With theinvestment in technology and best practice required to manage thebusiness-to-employee relationship it makes sense for companies to outsourcewhat is critical, but not core, and focus on added-value services. HR professionals complain they get bogged down in the transactional part oftheir business leaving no time for transformational issues. Outsourcing givesthem this opportunity. Penny de Valk Managing director, Ceridian Performance Partners LettersOn 22 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
What did you expect? She’s a World [email protected] | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/kIwHOABMKa— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019Lloyd, who has competed in four World Cups and three Olympics with the U.S. Women’s National Team, recently told GMA after their 2019 win that she’s taking time to “unwind” before making any decisions about her future.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. August 21, 2019 /Sports News – National US soccer star Carli Lloyd kicks 55-yard field goal at Eagles training camp FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Carli Lloyd showed off her killer kicking skills at practice with the reigning Super Bowl champs. Written by Thank you to the @Eagles for having me out! Thanks to @JustinTuck @jake_elliott22 @MayorRandyBrown for the good time and tips! #55yd pic.twitter.com/owZ16f46Th— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 20, 2019Lloyd showed up to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp on Tuesday and crushed a 55-yard field goal on their own turf.The New Jersey native is a big fan of the birds and shared the cross-sport practice with defensive end Justin Tuck and kicker Jake Elliott.The team gave her a shout-out on Twitter with an alternate look at her high flying kick. Beau Lund
This is the fifth installment of an ongoing series “Sweet on Dell Technologies.” Co-authored with Jeff Clarke, Vice Chairman, Products and Operations, Dell Technologies.A few weeks ago, I was in New York for our Dell Technologies 2019 Business Update. It’s a given that we reviewed our company strategy and financials, but what we also wanted attendees to take away is the depth of our innovation. Innovation is nothing new for our business – it’s what our customers expect from us. And, the speed and scale at which we’re innovating and integrating across the Dell Technologies family to create the technology infrastructure of the future is what’s truly impressive.As we head into 2020, I look across our expansive Dell Technologies’ portfolio – one that has evolved alongside the needs of our customers with a company-wide vision to drive human progress. This vision has inspired us to develop solutions for customers that allow them to evolve their entire IT strategy to meet the demands of the Data Era. And true to the core of our beginnings, we build solutions to remove the complexity our customers face every day in a world where IT touches almost all aspects of business, from PCs, apps, services, clouds, the edge, security, AI and Machine Learning.So, with this in mind, for today’s episode of the ‘Sweet On’ blog, I’ve invited Dell Technologies’ Vice Chairman Jeff Clarke to provide his insights into how we approach innovation to deliver holistic solutions for our customers across Dell Technologies. Jeff has been immersed in Dell’s innovation evolution for more than 30 years – his perspective is one that I always enjoy, having had both a front-row seat to all the action – while also being right in the middle of it all.Dell Technologies recently held its annual Business Update for financial analysts and media in New York, where Michael Dell, Dennis Hoffman (our Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy), Tom and I provided an overview of just how large our opportunity is in the market given the depth and breadth or our portfolio and capabilities.One thing I hope we made crystal clear to our guests at the event and those listening over the web – this is not the Dell of years’ past. This is a new, powerhouse Dell Technologies delivering innovation at the scale and speed of the Data Era.We are uniquely positioned in a world where data is driving insights and action, and as a result – customers are making big investments in their IT infrastructure in order to stay competitive. Our customers are investing in physical and virtual hardware, digital workspace solutions, applications, AI-enabled systems and services. These investments are borne out of the need to mobilize, analyze and utilize data as their greatest asset – and inspire and enable their workforce to deliver game-changing outcomes with the most potent tools, applications and resources.While I could spend more time on growth and revenue numbers behind that portfolio – I want to hover on how we’re investing in innovation in ways that are truly unique to Dell Technologies.In just the last five years, we invested more than $20 billion in R&D, with more than 25,000 patents and applications. And while hardware is our roots – we’re innovating across our portfolio to deliver infrastructure solutions and PCs that are fueled by intelligent software. Dell Technologies is home to more than 20,000 engineers, data scientists and PhDs – and 85 percent of them are writing software.The focus of all that innovation driven by ingenuity? Our customers. That’s never changed in my 32 years with the organization. We’ve long partnered with our customers to deliver solutions that don’t just stun and excite in a lab – they make a difference when applied to the real world. We take advantage of Open Innovation and Experience Innovation to deliver powerful systems and customer experiences that tackle the most poignant challenges our customers face today and what they expect to face in the next three to five years.However, what always changes are the needs of our customers – and man are they evolving at a pace they, and we, are working hard to keep up with. The rate of data growth is not slowing – and currently many organizations are managing upwards of five disparate IT systems to mobilize, analyze, protect and secure their data – creating complexity and a lack of data visibility. That’s all compounded when you consider the amount of data that will come from the edge in the next five years – and the need to drive your data management strategy across both the edge and the cloud.It’s that complexity that has our CTO and engineering teams fired up to deliver holistic solutions that simplify it all. And what’s even more exciting is that given the breadth of the Dell Technologies estate – we’re able to do just that. We have the unique ability to bring together the brightest minds and leading innovation across IT infrastructure, PCs, services, security, application development. We have the solutions to enable a hybrid-cloud strategy while at the same time extending compute for AI and Machine Learning workloads out to the edge. We have the partnerships throughout the broader ecosystem to extend innovation into vertical markets and continue to make investments into the next amazing breakthroughs in IT through our venture arm, Dell Technologies Capital.Take all of this and support it with the world’s leading technology supply chain and global finance arm, and our customers get unparalleled solutions and services to power their business. That’s Dell Technologies today – leading from the front in the Data Era.Editor’s note: To go deeper, check out Tom’s and Jeff’s recent presentations and transcript from the Business Update in New York at: https://investors.delltechnologies.com/events/event-details/dell-technologies-2019-business-update
Listings are up in most capital cities.NEW figures reveal a surge in property listings throughout Australia, with only one capital city experiencing a drop.The latest SQM Research listing report revealed that in February listings were up in every capital city except Hobart, where they dropped by 2.7 per cent.In Brisbane listings rose by 2.4 per cent for the month to reach 29,565 in February. Over the past year listings were up only 0.7 per cent.Brisbane’s increase was fairly small compared to Sydney, which rose 19.3 per cent in February and Melbourne which went up by 19.1 per cent during the same period.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoSQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said the rise in listings during February was to be expected after the January holidays finished.He said the rise in listings would help take the pressure off asking prices as buyers had more to choose from and were in a better negotiating position.He said in Hobart there was a shortfall of properties which would keep prices buoyant.At the same time as listings increased asking prices softened in many capital cities.In Brisbane asking prices for houses were up 0.1 per cent during February but for units were down 0.3 per cent.Sydney asking prices for houses were down 1.5 per cent and for units 0.6 per cent. While Melbourne asking prices for houses dropped 0.6 per cent and for units were up just 0.5 per cent.
Press Association While the result papers over some of the cracks that had been obvious in the Spurs side during a listless first half, Hull’s struggles are increasingly hard to ignore with one win in their last 11 fixtures and just a point separating them from the drop zone. Both sides went into the international break on the back of disappointing defeats, Hull at Burnley and Spurs at Stoke. They made six changes apiece in response, Mauricio Pochettino’s largely enforced by a spate of Tottenham injuries while Steve Bruce restored fit-again trio Allan McGregor, Nikica Jelavic and Michael Dawson. Dawson was one of three recent Spurs players in the Hull XI, joining Tom Huddlestone and Livermore. And it was the latter, having never scored a Premier League goal for Tottenham, who made a huge early impression. Ahmed Elmohamady’s deep, hanging free-kick created the initial problem, Federico Fazio making first contact but only heading tamely into no-man’s land 30 yards out. Livermore was there to collect, taking the ball out of his feet with a touch before sending a skidding effort into the bottom corner. It was his first of the season and just the fifth league goal of his career, making it hard to tell if his decision not to celebrate came out of respect or from mere lack of practice. Christian Eriksen conjured a last-minute winner for Tottenham as Hull paid in full for Gaston Ramirez’s reckless red card. Hull were emboldened by the breakthrough and pressed forward in pursuit of a second. Hugo Lloris almost gifted it to them when he came to collect Huddlestone’s free-kick, only to spill it in front of Ramirez. The Uruguayan still had to negotiate a crowded box and Ben Davies was on hand to clear the danger. The Spurs goalkeeper more than atoned for his mistake in the 21st minute as Hull twice failed to convert yawning openings. Elmohamady smartly freed Jelavic down the right and when his cross found Robbie Brady in space 10 yards out it seemed a certain goal. The Irishman connected sweetly but Lloris hurled himself low to his left to make a wonderful save. Less than a minute passed before Brady’s cross-shot had Lloris sprawling for a second time – but his parry landed perfectly for Hatem Ben Arfa to smash home. Instead he blazed over, allowing Spurs to breathe again and struggle through to half-time. Pochettino removed the unimpressive Eric Dier at half-time, the reluctant right-back having been booked for a crude hack on Brady. Having increased his chances of finishing with 11 men, the Spurs boss then saw Ramirez dismissed. The Uruguayan petulantly hauled down Vertonghen having initially tussled with Mousa Dembele, and was sent packing on the advice of assistant referee Peter Kirkup. The balance of the match changed immediately but it took 11 minutes for the equaliser. Curtis Davies’ foul led to a dangerous free-kick that Eriksen curled against the post, with the rebound deflecting off the beaten McGregor. It landed directly at the feet of Kane, who gratefully converted. From there on Tottenham laid siege, only for their finishing to let them down. Soldado steered a first-time effort just off target after Dier’s replacement Vlad Chiriches picked him out from the right before Kane spurned an even better chance two minutes later. Substitute Aaron Lennon’s cross found him a couple of yards out at the far post, only for him to head inexplicably wide. Hull appeared to have done enough to cling to a point but there was a sting in the tail. Having run themselves ragged trying to keep their opponents out, the hosts eventually gave way as Lennon threaded the ball through to Eriksen at the edge of the area. He took advantage of Curtis Davies’ reticence to make a challenge, opening his body and whipping a shot across McGregor and into the corner. Former Spurs man Jake Livermore had given Hull the lead with an early 25-yard drive but Ramirez, making his belated full debut, left the Tigers a man short for 40 minutes when he needlessly wrestled Jan Vertonghen to the floor. Harry Kane’s 10th goal of the season levelled things just after the hour when Eriksen’s free-kick came back off the post – and the Dane completed a 2-1 success with a clinical finish in the dying moments.
Courier Steelers Photo by Brian Cook (Aug. 26, 2017/File) PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with outside linebackers coach Joey Porter.The team announced Friday that Porter’s contract would not be renewed. The move is the first of what could be several coaching adjustments by the Steelers after Pittsburgh failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013.The 41-year-old Porter, who spent 13 seasons in the NFL before going into coaching, joined the Steelers as a defensive assistant in 2014 and was promoted to outside linebackers coach in 2015. His tenure with the team was marred by an incident in January 2017 when he was arrested following an altercation with a bouncer at a bar. Most of the charges against Porter were later dropped.Coach Mike Tomlin called the decision to fire Porter “difficult.”Play by Pittsburgh’s outside linebackers was uneven during Porter’s tenure. Though T.J. Watt finished with a career-best and team-high 13 sacks, the development of 2015 first-round pick Bud Dupree has been slow. Longtime Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison also became problematic in his final season with Pittsburgh in 2017, eventually getting released due in part to insubordination.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Facebook12Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Kelly Golob for Tumwater Chiropractic CenterLike any other year, there was a plethora of new medical research that was talked about in the news media in 2013. Some of these studies are well done and could have profound implications, while others have conclusions that are blown out of proportion and taken out of context. And, like every other year, there are a handful of very interesting studies that seemed to get overlooked. So without further ado, here is my Top 5 list of “The Most Overlooked Health Stories of 2013”:1. The most common low back pain treatment is wrong.Researchers found that the most common prescribed anti-inflammatory medication did not perform as well as the cheaper and safer alternative of spinal manipulation for low back pain.2. An unexpected source of knee pain for runners.A new study found a link between delayed hip muscle firing and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) in runners.3. Kinesiotape an effective treatment for some shoulder injuries.That bright colored tape seen on athletes everywhere was proven to improve shoulder range of motion and decrease shoulder impingement.4. New High-tech treatment for Tennis Elbow.Low-Level LASER therapy was shown to heal chronic lateral epicondylitis without any other treatment needed.5. Non-surgical treatment for Bulging Discs in the Neck.Researchers found that that 85% of patients with this injury were able to avoid surgery, and there were no side-effects with the treatment. Kelly Golob, D.C. is a chiropractor at Tumwater Chiropractic Center at 128 D St SW in Tumwater. Their clinic offers a variety of conservative and alternative treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and preventative wellness. They can be contacted at 360-570-9580 or online www.TumwaterChiroCenter.com or find them on Facebook.
LIGHTSTREAM HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT PROVEN 3-YEAR-OLD FILLES IN OPENING DAY, GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Highly regarded Lightstream will step out for the first time in her six race career with new California connections backing her. Prominent So Cal owners, Little Red Feather Racing, have recently bought a share in the Florida-based filly by Harlan’s Holiday, who could very likely go off as the favorite over hometown hero, Enola Gray, in the 45th running of the Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Dec. 26.A winner of the Grade II Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 22, Lightstream has never run out of the money, even in her last three graded stakes attempts. Trained by Brian Lynch, Lightstream was a second place finisher in the Grade I Test at Saratoga on Aug. 6 and ran third in the Grade I Mother Goose at Belmont on July 2. Julien Leparoux, aboard for her first two races, and also her most recent victory, will travel west and once again have the mount.Lightstream is owned by Up Hill Stable, Head of Plains Partners, LLC and Little Red Feather Racing. In six career races she has amassed earnings of $457,000.Enola Gray will have a new rider Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old filly will gain Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith for the first time in six career outings.Bred in California by owner Nick Alexander, Enola Gray has been on everyone’s list since an impressive 16 ¼ lengths win in her first ever outing, a six and-a-half furlong maiden special weight at Santa Anita on April 10. Since then, the Phil D’Amato trained filly by Grazen hasn’t run worse than second. A winner of three ungraded stakes earlier in the year – the Melair on May 28, the Fleet Treat on July 22 and the California Distaff Handicap down the hillside turf course on Oct 15, “Gray” will take a shot at her first-ever added money attempt in the La Brea.The field, including jockeys and weights for the Grade I La Brea Race 7 – Approximate post time: 3 p.m. Lunar Empress, Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 119 Lightstream, Julien Leparoux, 121Finley’sluckycharm, Brain Hernandez, Jr., 119Constellation, David Flores, 119Coniah, Tyler Baze, 119Chao Chom, Kent Desormeaux, 119 Enola Gray, Mike Smith, 119Perfect Pic, Santiago Gonzalez, 119
Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend so everyone will be turning their clocks back an hour and get an extra hour of sleep.Sioux City Fire Rescue reminds us that when it’s time to change your clocks, it’s also time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.They say you should change your smoke alarm batteries at least twice a year and to test your smoke alarms monthly.You should also check the age of your alarm.If a smoke alarm is more than ten years old, it should be replaced.