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The sound of bells

first_imgFacebook by Aoife [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE sound of peals will be heard across Limerick city this weekend as Limerick Bellringers tune up for their contribution to City of Culture festivities.Skilled bellringers from England have been invited to join their Limerick counterparts over the weekend because of their almost perfect ability of rhythmically striking the bells, which they can sustain for long periods of time.An original composition ‘City of Culture Delight Major’ will be rung from St. Mary’s Cathedral’s eight bells this Friday from 3.15pm.  This piece has been composed by one of the visiting bellringers and is the first in this type of bellringing method.On Saturday, the melodious sound of the more common ‘Yorkshire Surprise Royal’ which  is widely recognised for it’s run of bells up or down the scale, can be heard from Mount St. Alphonsus church of the Redemptorists on South Circular Road. This can be heard from 1.30pm.The Limerick Bellringers have attracted the All Ireland Striking competition and the Irish Association of Bellringers meeting to Limerick already this year. They have also rang quarter peals throughout the year to celebrate the City of Culture as well as ringing in the New Year. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsCommunityThe sound of bellsBy Guest Writer – December 4, 2014 802 center_img Previous articleLimerick students go the extra mileNext articleShocking statistics at Limerick ’16 Days of Action’ launch Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WhatsApp TAGSbellringerlimerickMount St AlphonsusSt Mary’s Cathedral Twitterlast_img read more

Focus on key employees during the economic storm

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Focus on key employees during the economic stormOn 1 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Latin American companies are taking a leaf out of North America’s book byanalysing employee performance and looking strategically at how to cut costswithout downsizing, as Liz Simpson discoversIn today’s global marketplace it should come as no surprise that when the USsneezes, everyone else catches a cold. This is particularly true in LatinAmerica where, despite efforts to secure trade agreements with other parts ofthe world, as Mexico has done, the current recession in the US is causing tougheconomic challenges in Latin America too. And because so many top US companiesare based in this region – 460 of the Fortune 500 can be found in Brazil alone– the war for talent is just as rife. Whereas once Latin American companies downsized at the slightest whiff of aneconomic downturn, now the most successful companies are learning the US lessonand are carefully analysing the business contribution of employees – and onlycutting those whose performance and contribution to the business are lowest. Indeed, a recent Towers Perrin study of current reward practices in 26 keylocations around the world reported that in Latin America, multinationals andother large organisations are continuing to focus on attracting and retainingkey talent in order to help them ride and overcome the economic storms. Hencemany companies are engaging in recruitment and retention strategies that answeran individual’s internal as well as external needs. A prime example is global Internet and communications corporation NortelNetworks’ division in Sao Paulo, Brazil where Fernando Lima is HR director. Hesays the company has been able to keep ahead of the game by developing stronglinks with local universities and training these new recruits internally, butadds it has also been successful in attracting experienced technical personnel– particularly those with skills in the optical and Internet protocol domains –from other parts of Latin America and the US. “Money is always an important factor but it is never the whole reasonwhy someone joins us and stays,” says Lima. “What technical peopleparticularly value is the opportunity to grow with the company through workingwith, leading and mentoring highly experienced and exceptional professionalslike themselves. “Another important factor is to have stretch assignments that developemployees professionally and personally. Our current corporate challenge is toimplement a network of one million subscribers in five months and this offersemployees and executives the chance to operate in a young market enjoying rapidgrowth.” To ensure Nortel Networks’ Latin American division attracts and retains keypeople, Lima’s department has developed a strategy it calls its employee valueproposition, based on research it conducted among employees throughout theregion. It wanted to find out what were the most important non-financialfactors that appeal to talented employees. The answers (and subsequent companyvalues) were: – To be part of a global community of highly skilled professionals who areconstantly challenged and trained appropriately – To be a preferred applicant for any Nortel Networks position anywhere inthe world. (The company will only advertise after making sure no internalindividual is interested in a vacant position) – An open-door policy where ideas are listened to and company policy isclearly and honestly communicated – To be a part of an organisation on the cutting edge of the New Internet,incorporating the most innovative technology To ensure these core values mean something to each and every employee,managers are required to interview their top talent to find out what isuniquely important to them. In particular, to find out what proposals theywould not be able to refuse should a competitor approach them. “In that way,” explains Lima, “we are able to pre-empt anydissatisfaction that might cause a key employee to leave. Only by anticipatingtheir needs are we able to meet people’s expectations and keep them on ourteam.” In other Brazilian companies, attention is also being paid to professionaldevelopment and the corporate climate, reports Marcelo Mariaca, seniorconsulting partner and director at executive search and senior outplacementfirm, Mariaca & Associates, which has offices in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.”Talented individuals are interested in receiving training andopportunities to develop competencies that will be useful to them in thefuture,” says Mariaca. “Young, bright Brazilians appreciate the opportunity forcompany-sponsored MBA programmes with North American business schools. Theywant to work with ‘A team’ individuals and for senior management that reducesartificial barriers and embodies a supportive, coaching leadership style.”This is also the position in Mexico, according to Linda Shore, generaldirector of Shore InterSearch, an executive search and HR consulting companybased in Mexico City. In addition to key inducements such as a competitivesalary, sign-on bonus and stock options, she says a highly motivatingorganisational climate with excellent leaders, well-defined business processmodels, constant training and development, and communication programs that keepemployees happy and updated are all important retention strategies. An additional factor important in Mexico, she points out, is work-lifebalance. “Companies are searching for highly talented, empoweredself-starters who can multitask, feel comfortable in more than two cultures andwill roll up their sleeves to make things happen. But these candidates alsohave spiritual values and want to dedicate time to their personal life,too.” Further informationwww.towersperrin.comwww.kpmg.comwww.deloittetouche.comwww.watsonwyatt.comwww.pwcglobal.comwww.wmmercer.com Comments are closed. last_img read more

Inwood Man Admits Sexually Abusing, Plotting to Kill Teen

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Inwood man has admitted to sexually abusing a teenager who worked for him and then trying to have the victim killed so that the victim couldn’t testify against him in court three years ago.Daniel Miller pleaded guilty Tuesday at Nassau County court to charges of criminal sexual act and conspiracy. He also pleaded guilty to grand larceny for stealing more than $206,000 in a check scheme.Prosecutors said the 47-year-old man, who owns Botanica, a religious supply store on Mott Street, gave the victim a cup containing a liquid mixed with Lorazepam, an anti-anxiety medication, and told him to drink it on Jan. 3, 2012.After he was arrested three months later, Miller’s family helped him concoct a $15,000 murder-for-hire plot, but an informant tipped off investigators before they could hire a hit man to make the victim’s death look like a robbery, authorities said.Miller’s mother, Mary, a  secretary at a local high school, had stolen the personal records of the intended victim from the school in an attempt to facilitate the plot, prosecutors said. Mary and Miller’s sister, Ann, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy in 2013.In addition to the sex crime and attempted hit, investigators also found that Miller was using shell companies he created to defraud three check-processing companies out of a combined $140,224 in 2009 and 2010, prosecutors said.Those same years, he also used fake checks from nonexistent companies to con $66,180 worth of merchandise out of two companies, one of which furnishes office supplies and the other being a computer supply firm, authorities said.Judge Angelo Delligatti is expected to sentence Miller on June 4 to nine years in prison and 10 years of post-release supervision. Prosecutors had asked the court to sentence Miller to a maximum of 18 years.last_img read more

Advance the new lending experience with integrated technology

first_imgGrowing your loan portfolio requires detailed knowledge of target members.by: Harvey FosterLending has been reinvented over the past several years, as regulatory demands have substantially increased the expenses and operational requirements for doing business.As a result, the cost of originating mortgages has tripled over the past decade, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Quarterly Performance Report.Despite additional requirements and oversight, there are still significant opportunities for credit unions right now. According to market data highlighted in a May 2015 report by Raddon Financial Group (part of Fiserv), there is an estimated $1.2 trillion market for mortgage originations this year—a 7.1% increase over 2014.This growth can be attributed to a positive outlook from consumers, which may also drive demand for an array of other loan types, such as home equity, auto, and business.In order to capitalize on the strong consumer demand, credit unions need to align their products to meet borrowers’ unique needs. Additionally, as consumers are increasingly embracing the “do-it-yourself” approach to financial services, credit unions must also have the technology in place to enable self-service options for loan shopping and applications. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

TSHD Hang Jun 6008 Passes Sea Trials

first_imgThe new 6,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Hang Jun 6008 has successfully completed sea trials in the area outside the Yangtze Estuary in China.The new dredger was built at the Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) shipyard with basic engineering and dredging automation systems for the vessels supplied by Royal IHC in the Netherlands.In total, IHC delivered the design, the dredging installation, automation, electrical installation and onsite support.The newbuild is the first of the two 6500m³ TSHD’s for IHC customer CHECD (CHEC Dredging Company Ltd.) – a subsidiary of CCCC Shanghai Dredging Company Ltd.The second TSHD named Hang Jun 6009 will go on sea trials this March.last_img

Ski season on Jahorina, Bjelašnica and Igman

first_imgSki season started yesterday on Jahorina. The ski path is arranged, the vertical transport is ready and the lodging capacities anxiously await the first skiers.The Olympic Center “Jahorina” secured free skiing days for all fans of skiing. All visitors will be able to use the ski path for free during the first two days of the ski season. The organizing committee of the Olympic Center ” Jahorina” also announced that there could be a free skiing pass available for everyone from the 12th of December.The Company of the Winter Olympics Games ’84 (ZOI84) decided to open the ski season on Bjelašnica and Igman. The spokesperson of the Winter Olympic Games ’84 (ZOI84), Muarema Šehić said that they are currently working on the adaptation of ski paths and that they will be prepared for the weekend. So everyone interested in skiing can visit Jahorina, Bjelašnica or Igman and enjoy winter and snow sports.last_img read more