Mismanagement claim at SOLAS centre

first_imgNewsBreaking newsBusinessMismanagement claim at SOLAS centreBy Staff Reporter – March 13, 2014 767 by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up DOZENS of staff at the SOLAS training centre in Raheen will discuss what is being described as “ongoing troubles” of victimisation, intimidation and bullying at a crisis meeting this Thursday.A source close to the dispute claimed that following a change in management style and personnel at the training centre, a new “very unhappy working culture” has emerged where staff are now “demotivated and demoralised” at one of the State’s largest training and further education employer.The Limerick Post has learned that written communications have been forwarded to senior HR staff at the group’s head office in Dublin and are calling for immediate action to be taken.A deadline of Wednesday March 5 has been set before further action is taken. Advertisement Twitter Previous articleWeekend of Rugby for LimerickNext articlePlanning threat to 900 new jobs Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch center_img #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSMusic LimerickSOLASstaff Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick New Music: 40Hurtz WhatsApp Print Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

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‘Game-changer’ COVID-19 demands pension policy urgency, says Allianz

first_imgAnd they warned: “Against the background of demographic change, time to fix the pension systems, in order to guarantee not only intra- but also inter- generational equity, is running out for all countries.”The API was last published four years ago. Since then, its methodology has changed, combining the indices for sustainability and adequacy, and including demographic and fiscal prerequisites. But this proved more difficult than expected, said Allianz.The index, covering 70 countries, is based on three sub-indices: demographic change and the public financial situation (financial leeway); sustainability; and adequacy (providing a sufficient standard of living in old age).It takes into account 30 parameters, rated on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being the best grade. The results are based on the latest available data as of March 2020.While there are similarities with the annual Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI), Allianz said its API places a greater focus on demographics, while the MMGPI puts greater weight on administration and regulation.Meanwhile, the current pandemic has now pushed up the need for pension reform several notches, said Holzhausen.Holzhausen told IPE: “COVID-19 is a game changer. Before, pension reform complacency could at least partially be explained by benign economic and fiscal conditions. Those times are gone for good, thanks to the devastating effect of COVID-19 on public debt. Pension policy has acquired a new urgency.”But he added that the political landscape after the pandemic might open up new opportunities for – even radical – reforms.He told IPE: “COVID-19 showed that rapid, formerly unthinkable change is possible. It would be a pity if the crisis is not used for far-reaching changes, but wasted.”And he added: “It’s all about the balance, between adequacy and sustainability, between social security and individual efforts, between younger and older generations. That’s why we think that an open public debate is of the essence.”He told IPE: “Our rankings reveal that demography is not destiny. Even countries with dismal prospects – like China, Japan or Germany – can have decent pension systems, if the relevant parameters are right.”He concluded: “Pension policy is not rocket science, it requires ‘only’ bold policymaking.”The next API report is expected to be published in two years’ time. Meanwhile, Allianz intends to publish regional editions, with more detailed analysis of the countries in focus.The full report, Allianz Global Pension Report 2020: The Silver Swan, can be found here.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. Sweden, Belgium and Denmark are the three highest-ranking countries worldwide in terms of the sustainability and adequacy of their pension systems, according to the latest Allianz Pension Index (API).The Netherlands, Norway and Bulgaria also featured in the top 10. Among other European countries, the UK ranked 16, Italy 18 and Germany 26, while France came 51st.However, with demographic change set to accelerate within the next few decades – for instance, the dependency ratio will reach 51% in Western Europe by 2050 – the study said that pensions policy globally had been eclipsed by other topics, particularly climate change.The report’s authors – Arne Holzhausen, head of wealth, insurance and trend research, and Michaela Grimm, senior economist, both at Allianz Global Investors – said: “’Ageing’ has vanished from the headlines in recent years, and so has the pension reform assiduity of many governments. Instead, pension reforms have been postponed, already adopted measures revoked, or new and costly benefits introduced.”last_img read more

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Police action shooting under investigation in Connersville

first_imgConnersville, in. — Indiana State Police have been requested to investigate an officer involved shooting by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.A report from the state police says on Saturday at 10 p.m. officers responded to a fight in progress in the 2000 block of Indiana Avenue. As a Connersville police officer and a sheriff’s deputy approached the yard a male emerged with a shotgun. After a short confrontation police shot at, but missed the subject, Jason Combs, 29.Combs fled to the residence but later surrendered and was taken to the Fayette County Jail.last_img

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Clayton Kershaw blows late lead in latest October flop, Dodgers done

first_img WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US Clayton Kershaw might very well go into the Hall of Fame one day on the strength of his amazing regular-season success — dragging behind him a painful October history he would rather forget. Another chapter to his playoff woes was added Wednesday night when the three-time Cy Young Award winner squandered a two-run lead with the Los Angeles Dodgers six outs from advancing to a fourth straight NL Championship Series. Pitching on full rest at home in relief of effective starter Walker Buehler in Game 5 of the Division Series against Washington, Kershaw gave up homers on consecutive pitches to Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto that tied it 3-all in the eighth inning. The wild-card Nationals won 7-3 after a grand slam in the 10th by former Dodger Howie Kendrick off Joe Kelly. And with that, the stunning Dodgers were sent home for the winter. 1 year ago Mohana Singh becomes first IAF woman pilot to be operational by day on Hawk jets 1 year ago WATCH: Earthquake caught on camera as baseball game goes on as usual in Los Angeles, commentator asks ‘How are they continuing to play’? Read: Ind Vs SA 2nd Test: Agarwal Smashes Century As India End Day 1 On TopClayton Kershaw: The soul of DodgersThe 31-year-old Kershaw has been the heart and soul of the Dodgers almost since the time he arrived in Los Angeles as a highly touted prospect in 2008 at age 20. While his body of work in the regular season (169-74 with a 2.44 ERA) is practically unmatched, he is 9-11 with a 4.43 ERA and 24 home runs allowed in 32 postseason games, 25 stars. The ace left-hander entered Wednesday with two on in the seventh and struck out Adam Eaton on three pitches to end the inning. Kershaw, however, never got another out.”It might linger for a while,” he said. “I might not get over it. I don’t know. Spring training is going to come and I will have to be ready to pitch and do my job the best I can.” Kershaw also took the loss as a starter in Game 2 at home, when he gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. “I’m not going to shy away from it,” he said. “Everything people say is true right now about the postseason. I understand that. Nothing I can do about it right now. It’s a terrible feeling. It really is. I’m not going to hang my head. I will be here next year and try to do the same thing I try to do every single year.” The only other time Kershaw has served up home runs on successive pitches also came in the playoffs, when Ketel Marte and Jeff Mathis connected for Arizona in 2017.Read: Gareth Bale Not Distracted By Speculation Over Future At Real MadridThe team spiritIf Rendon’s homer to pull the Nationals within a run was a jolt to the system, the long ball from Soto, deep into the seats in right-center, was the gut punch. Kershaw crouched on the mound before Soto’s drive even cleared the wall, removing his cap and turning his head to watch the ball land in the crowd. Lifted by manager Dave Roberts for right-hander Kenta Maeda, Kershaw walked to the dugout with his head down, void of expression. He sat on the bench alone, slumped and sagging for a while, looking at the ground. Read: Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu Says, ‘My Ultimate Aim Is To Win Gold’ During the regular season, Kershaw went 16-5 with a 3.03 ERA and made his eighth All-Star team. He’s won five ERA titles, a pitching Triple Crown and the 2014 NL MVP award. But in October, it’s been a vastly different story. “He’s a pro. He’s probably the best pitcher of our generation, and for him to make himself available tonight, and got us out of a big spot right there,” Roberts said. “It just didn’t work out. There’s always going to be second-guessing when things don’t work out. I’ll take my chances on Clayton. … It’s a guy that I believe in, I trust, and it didn’t work out.”Read: Andres Gimeno, Oldest Grand Slam Winner In The Open Era, Dies At 82Dodger’s performance this seasonThe Dodgers dominated all season while winning a franchise-best 106 games and their seventh straight NL West crown. Still, they remain without a World Series championship since 1988. And after losing the World Series finale on their home field each of the past two years, the Dodgers didn’t even get that far this time. Not even close, really. Washington was able to strike where Los Angeles was most vulnerable. The bullpen was a roller-coaster due to inconsistent seasons from Kelly and closer Kenley Jansen, even if it did finish with an NL-best 3.78 ERA. Buehler said he pitched with a heavy heart after his aunt died Monday. He struggled to fight back tears after the game. Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 18:56 IST Clayton Kershaw Blows Late Lead In Latest October Flop, Dodgers Done Clayton Kershaw blows late lead in latest October flop, Dodgers done in NL Championship. He gave homers on consecutive pitches to Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto. COMMENT 1 year ago Clouds do prevent radars from detecting accurately: Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiarcenter_img “Yeah, it’s hard,” Buehler said. “When you look at a Game 5, the winner takes all, and for it to work out as it did, it’s just different. It would be one thing if we went out there and got our (tail) beat, but that’s not how we felt this game happened.” First Published: 10th October, 2019 18:56 IST 1 year ago ‘AMRAAM Dodgers’ and ‘Falcon Slayers’: You have to see how Srinagar’s MiG-21 squadron is commemorating IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan shooting down Pak’s F-16 FOLLOW US Written By 1 year ago SCARY: Earthquake interrupts live NBA Basketball match in USA’s Las Vegas WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV “It’s not on him at all,” Dodgers slugger Max Muncy said. “It’s on all of us. We’re a team. There are no individual performances here.” “When you don’t win the last game of the season and you’re to blame for it, it’s not fun,” Kershaw said, his eyes red. “The main reason (it hurts) is the group of guys in this clubhouse. It’s a terrible feeling.”last_img read more

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