Two men from Northern Ireland die in construction accident in Perth

first_imgAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/perth4pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleTaoiseach writes to Gardai over Mary Boyle caseNext articleFinn Valley AC and Mark English winners at National Athletics Awards admin By admin – November 25, 2015 Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Two men from Northern Ireland die in construction accident in Perth 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Two men in their twenties from the North have been killed in a construction accident in Western Australia.Gerry Bradley from Coleraine and Joe Mc Dermott from Omagh were killed when they were crushed by a concrete panel that feel from a truck in Perth.The building site has been closed and the coroner has begun an investigaton.24 year old Joe Mc Dermott had only just moved to Perth in the last number of weeks.Sinn Fein MLA Barry McElduff has been speaking to his family: Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

We don’t have to be afraid of ‘Generation X’

first_img A survey of more than 100 senior HR directors has questioned the Industrial Society’s theory that bright young achievers are holding companies to ransom.Although the high achievers in the so-called “Generation X” are difficult to please, once companies have them on board they are highly productive individuals, according to research by payroll and software company Centrefile.Both agree that companies must change HR practices to accommodate today’s highly skilled workers but Centrefile claims it is wrong to view young staff as having their employers over a barrel (Personnel Today, 25 July).Kumud Gandhi-Burnett, marketing director for Centrefile’s HR services, said employers should not view these highly empowered individuals as a threat and should use measures such as individually tailored contracts to attract and retain them.She said, “It all depends on how you look at the situation. A lot of these people are very high achievers and are prepared to work for 50 or 60 hours a week to attain their goals. “While they are in the firm they are extremely productive and both employer and employee can benefit if a satisfactory agreement is reached.” We don’t have to be afraid of ‘Generation X’On 8 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Inter Link eyes organic growth

first_imgInter Link said it was set for solid growth in 2007, after admitting it had “bitten off more than it could chew” in 2006.Speaking as it released its interim results for the six months ended November 4, chief executive Chris Thompson told British Baker that the company had made “important strategic moves” in overhauling its infrastructure in 2006.These included moving to central distribution, doubling capacity at the Soreen plant and preparing for the closure of its Hoppers Bakery site in Herne Bay, scheduled for February.However, Inter Link was now in a solid position and set for organic growth and a possible acquisition later in the year, he said. Its plans for 2007 include relaunching the Mrs Peaks Christmas pudding brand in time for Christmas and expanding the Polish factory from 70,000sq ft to 85,000sq ft.An acquisition could be on the cards after Inter Link’s share price had recovered from a “rocky ride” in 2006, he said.Thompson also suggested that there may be further opportunities for consolidation in the UK during the year, although the company had no immediate plans for closures.Inter Link said sales were down 6.8% to £62.6m in the six months to November 4, and pre-tax profit was down 47.8% to £1.93m.last_img read more

Men’s Soccer: Wisconsin travels to Ann Arbor, earns draw with Michigan as Cowdroy stars

first_imgCapitalizing on the errors of opposing sides has been all but the strong suit of the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (2-10-3, 0-4-2) this season. Friday, the Badgers finally cashed in on a sloppy defensive sequence for the Michigan Wolverines (7-4-4, 2-1-3) and escaped Ann Arbor with a 1–1 draw.Wisconsin has undoubtedly performed beneath the expectations of the fans, the coaching staff and the players themselves thus far in 2019. Managing only two victories through 15 matches, the Badgers are left to wonder what this season could have been as they await the conference tournament, their only hope for further postseason play.The Wolverines were attacking from the start in front of their home fans, pressuring Wisconsin into a conservative formation from the kickoff. The Badgers would only record a single shot in the opening 45 minutes and had little offensive production beyond that. Possession also favored Michigan, and it seemed as if they would be first to find the back of the net.After a first half without any goals, however, both teams settled into the match and play evened out. Both the Badgers and the Wolverines fought for attacking opportunities and generated chances at a quicker rate. In the 75th minute, Badger defender Robin Olafsson scored an own goal as his mis-hit made it past goalie Dean Cowdroy, handing Michigan the lead.Men’s Soccer: Badgers remain unable to find traction in conference play, fall to Penn StateThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team entered Saturday’s game against conference opponent Penn State looking for positives to take Read…The pendulum would soon swing once again, however, as the Badgers drew a 76th-minute penalty immediately after conceding. Midfielder Noah Leibold struck from the spot to bring Wisconsin back to even terms, vindicating the stellar performance of Cowdroy and making his saves worthwhile. The two quick goals suggested that more scoring could come in the following minutes, but again, Cowdroy managed to keep Wisconsin level, as he tallied four saves on the night.90 minutes in and still 1—1, the contest would advance to overtime. Wisconsin played on the front foot throughout both OT periods, pushing the Wolverines across the pitch and recording multiple shots on goal. Again, the Badgers showed their potential in the attacking third, moving and passing with impressive chemistry. Despite this elevated level of play and control of the ball throughout overtime, Wisconsin failed to breakthrough, and the game ended on level ground.While quality supplants quantity, the story for Wisconsin revolves around the number of chances. They have been outshot far too many times — in fact, Wisconsin has won the total shot count in precisely zero matches. Opponents are bound to win if they have twice as many cracks at the net, regardless of the incredible efforts put forth by Cowdroy.Men’s Soccer: Badgers drop second straight conference game, barely escape with drawThe Wisconsin men’s soccer team (2-9-2, 0-3-1 Big Ten) was in a world of trouble entering Friday’s match versus Rutgers Read…The Big Ten Tournament is just a couple of weeks away, and the Badgers are beginning to play with an edge on the attacking side of the ball, something we have not seen much of this season. If Wisconsin can manage to control the game with possession, which requires midfield play to be efficient and reliable, the forwards will have plenty of chances to score.It’s safe to say they will need production to advance. Every team in the Big Ten is well equipped on offense, and the conference features nationally-ranked juggernauts such as Maryland and Indiana, teams the Badgers will likely face early on due to their low seed.Against Northwestern and The Ohio State University, Wisconsin must see production and efficiency at all levels begin to rise before the regular season comes to a close.The Badgers will take on the Northwestern Wildcats Wednesday at the McClimon Complex. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Carl Crawford has found a comfort zone with the Dodgers

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO >> Carl Crawford doesn’t even want to think about Boston. Asked about his two-year stint with the Red Sox, he stared at his locker and then turned his head disapprovingly.“I really don’t want to talk about Boston anymore, especially right now with where we’re at,” he said. “I’m trying to leave that alone right now.”Asked about his new home in Los Angeles, Crawford’s face lights up.“I like everything about it,” he said. “I’m from Houston and it reminds me a lot of Houston — without the heat.” Since coming to the Dodgers last summer in the so-called “Big Trade,” Crawford has found a comfort zone after two turbulent years marred by injuries and subpar results in Boston.Crawford signed a seven-year, $142 million contract with the Red Sox after nine years with the Tampa Bay Rays.Despite some injuries and inconsistency, he’s played a key role in leading the Dodgers to their first playoff berth in four years.“The comfort level’s been amazing,” he said. “I guess you can say it’ s a little different.”Crawford hit a combined .260 (117 for 506) over two seasons in Boston. He played in just 31 games in a forgettable 2012 season in which he underwent separate wrist and reconstructive elbow surgeries. Going into Thursday, Crawford was batting .283 with five homers, 28 RBI and 15 steals. Injuries have continued to be a problem, though. A hamstring kept him out of the lineup for more than a month, and back problems have flared up in recent weeks. Crawford says he feels healthy now though — and just in time for a postseason that starts next week. He appears to have emerged from a prolonged slump, going 5 for 9 in his last two games in San Francisco that followed a dreadful 5-for-42 clip going back to Sept. 4. “My body feels better right now,” he said. “I just have to try to maintain it, keep it good for the playoffs.”Crawford’s health could prove critical to the Dodgers’ World Series aspirations, especially with the uncertain playing status of outfielder Andre Ethier, who’s out with an ankle injury. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he’s been encouraged by Crawford’s play, noting he’s been more aggressive on the base paths, a positive indicator from a health standpoint. “He could be a big factor for us” in the playoffs, Mattingly said.A healthy Crawford, with his combination of above-average power and blazing speed, can potentially impact a series, Dodgers third baseman Michael Young said.“I played against him a long time in the American League and he’s definitely a game-changer,” Young said.Crawford’s speed alone is something opposing teams will have to prepare for.“If he gets on base and there’s a ball in the gap, he’s going to walk home,” Crawford said.Utilityman Nick Punto, who came with Crawford from Boston along with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and pitcher Josh Beckett, sees Crawford flourishing in his new environment.“I think he really enjoys playing in L.A., it’s a place he’s very comfortable playing in,” Punto said.Crawford has provided some intangibles along with some impressive physical tools, Punto said, noting his work ethic and leadership haven’t gone unnoticed.“He’s one of the first ones in the batting cage and he’s always prepared to play,” he said. “He’s one of those guys who doesn’t say a whole lot but when he does everybody listens.”Crawford admits he’s excited about a return to the postseason, something that didn’t seem possible after hitting rock bottom last year, when Red Sox fans and the Boston media branded him a malcontent.“I’m in a good position right now, I’m happy to be where I’m at,” he said. “I went through a lot the last two years. I’m just happy to be right here where I’m at.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington High School to host 4th annual CTE Showcase this Wednesday

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