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Village mourns deaths of Oliver and John

first_imgEmail Twitter Advertisement Facebook Print NewsLocal NewsVillage mourns deaths of Oliver and JohnBy admin – January 13, 2009 753 center_img THE village of Hospital was in mourning this week after a horrific road traffic accident caused the deaths of Oliver Kearney, aged 21, and his friend John Swords (22).It is understood that Mr Swords had earlier attended the christening of his baby daughter.Their Honda Civic hit a wall outside Knocklong parish church.According to reports, both men were on their way to Knocklong to investigate an alleged break-in at Mr Swords home.Mr Kearney, a carpenter, was the only child of Noreen Kearney, whose husband died in 2008.Mr Swords was son of John and Eileen Swords, and is also survived by sister, Stephanie.Gardai said that both men were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and their bodies were removed to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital. WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleLimerick manager rings in new year with top awardNext articleTraining centre on way to Moyross adminlast_img read more

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Confrontational approach taken by HR managers

first_img Previous Article Next Article More than 10 per cent of HR managers questioned in a survey admitted their directors have a “clash-oriented” approach to dialogue.Of 96 managers who answered the question, 11 said directors in their own organisation were confrontational. Asked about their own approach, three of the 98 who replied admitted they too had an argumentative approach.The study, HR Practices in the Business World, was carried out for Manpower and the National Association of Personnel Directors, the professional body for French HR professionals.Researchers questioned 2,800 HR managers throughout France, Germany, Italy Japan, the UK, the US and the Netherlands.The report found that in all seven countries, except Germany, employees progress primarily through their ability to bring complete projects successfully.In Germany, however, the most highly-prized skill is the ability to innovate and propose new ideas. Money was the most powerful motivator in all the countries except the Netherlands. In the UK and Italy, 54 per cent of HR managers said this was the main way of motivating staff with the figure rising to 69 per cent in Japan.But in the Netherlands, HR managers said personal fulfilment is the main consideration. Sixty-two per cent of those questioned named it as the top priority of top Dutch executives.The survey also shows the majority of HR managers – from 69 per cent in the US to 79 in France and Germany – believe that practices such as stock options or employee shareholding plans should be expanded.John Raywood, project manager for group human resources at GlaxoWellcome, said the organisation actively discourages confrontation in favour of an open approach.He said Glaxo is currently seeking to foster more transparency by increasing the flow of information available to staff via its European works council.“We recognise it is no good having a works council if these representatives are not able to report back on what they have heard,” he said.www.andcp.fr Comments are closed. Confrontational approach taken by HR managersOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Summer Drought

first_imgCurrent drought conditions could negatively influence Georgia peanut farmers’ plans for this year’s dryland crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort.While some fields are just a few weeks away from harvest, Monfort cautions growers about applying additional fungicides or insecticides, especially if there’s little to no rain in the forecast, to aid in the crop’s late-season growth.“We need to assess what our crop situation is and see what’s out there so we can figure out what the best course of action is as we get closer to harvest,” he said.It is crucial for peanut growers to physically get into their fields and closely assess their crop.“If they’re not taking a look and they’re not paying close attention, they’re either going to lose what they’ve got or they’re going to put more money into it than what they need to,” he said.Monfort estimates that Georgia’s peanut crop hasn’t been this dry this late in the growing season since 2014. Since approximately half of the state’s crop is planted in dryland fields, or fields without irrigation, yields this year are expected to drop. “We should see a drop in the state average as a whole, but how much is hard to say,” Monfort said. “One positive is that our irrigated crop looks pretty good right now.”According to Wade Parker, Agriculture and Natural Resources program development coordinator for southeast Georgia, some counties in east Georgia haven’t received substantial rainfall since July 4.Georgia’s drought conditions are largely concentrated in the middle and southern portions of the state, according to the United States Drought Monitor.Middle Georgia counties Pulaski, Houston, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Bleckley and Laurens; along with southeastern counties Burke, Jenkins and Screven; and southwestern counties Early, Clay, Quitman and Randolph are experiencing moderate drought conditions.Counties near Georgia’s southern border, including Atkinson, Berrien, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Grady, Thomas and Ware, are classified as having abnormally dry conditions.For more information about Georgia’s peanut crop, visit peanuts.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

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Instant issuance: SFP or SaaS?

first_imgInstant issuance has become a valuable service offering for credit unions as they respond to on-demand member expectations, expedite cards into members’ hands, and capture greater interchange revenue potential.For credit unions exploring instant issuance, the big question is whether to adopt a Software for Purchase (SFP) or Software as a Service (SaaS) model, says Rob Dixon, [email protected] product manager for CPI Card Group.He breaks down key considerations credit unions face when evaluating these two options.CUNA News: What do credit unions need to consider when evaluating an instant issuance solution?Dixon: To begin, establishing responsibilities around cryptographic keys is crucial. Financial institutions receive encrypted keys from their processor for bank identification numbers (BINs), which are used as each card is printed to calculate payment card values. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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UW preps for Big Ten with home twinbill

first_imgIs it possible to find anything constructive in a dominating performance against two lackluster teams?For a poised men’s tennis team like Wisconsin, the answer no doubt is yes.Sunday’s doubleheader against No. 70 Illinois State and Western Illinois served as a perfect pick-me-up with Big Ten play beginning in six days against No. 10 Illinois.Winning 6-1, 6-0, the double feature allowed Wisconsin an opportunity to prepare for the tough conference season that lies ahead by building confidence and allowing younger players a chance at the action.But mostly, according to head coach Greg Van Emburgh, the team just needed to play a lot of tennis.“Overall, we got what we needed out of [the doubleheader],” he said. “I was hoping that guys in the second match would’ve been pushed a little harder… but they must have just played really well, they took care of business quickly.”“Overall I think we needed to play a lot of tennis today. Illinois is going to be a good team… and I feel like if we’re match sharp we’re going to win that match.”All eight Badgers on the active roster were able to participate in at least two matches on Sunday — five of which came away with a flawless record on the day.Confidence building was a big objective for the Badgers, and not just for the team’s less experienced players. Senior Moritz Baumann, ranked No. 13 nationally, hoped to improve in that facet of the game, as he sat with a 3-3 singles record before Sunday’s match arrived.With two singles victories as well as a win in doubles, Van Emburgh believed Baumann benefited from the opportunity.“We wanted to make sure Moritz was getting a bunch of matches so he could feel good about his game again, which I think we’re really close to doing with him,” he said. “The boy that he was playing (Jeff Cote of Western Illinois) was pretty strong — a good match for him to get some good points and to feel good about his game.”With three wins in one day, Baumann believes it can lead to better play in the future.“It’s all about confidence in tennis,” he said. “When you win, you play better automatically. When you lose, you lose confidence, so it’s good when you win those matches.”With a second chance provided by the doubleheader, freshman Billy Bertha was able to redeem a frustrating singles loss to Illinois State’s Matej Zlatkovic, in which Bertha was shutout in the last set.Paired against Francisco Ortiz of Western Illinois, Bertha didn’t let his last match haunt him, losing only two games en route to sweeping the match.Taking Baumann’s words into consideration, Bertha should be feeling good when thinking about his next match after bouncing back.For others, though, Sunday’s matches offered a chance to test the aspects of their game that have needed improvement.Freshman Chris Freeman made the development of his serve loud and clear, acing three consecutive against Western Illinois’ Rodrigo Azevedo.“We always practice different things and if it’s kind of a routine match you always try and focus on different aspects of your game, rather than just trying to get though the match,” he said. “So I worked on my serve this week and really tried to execute on that, so it helped out in the match today.”Despite the success seen on Sunday, Van Emburgh knows the team has yet to reach its summit in terms of performance. Next week’s match against Illinois will not be a litmus test of sorts like Sunday’s. And with that, Van Emburgh will continue to push the team closer to that summit.“We want to keep working on doubles to keep that sharp, make sure the teams that are out there are going to compliment each other really well – I think we’re really close to that,” he said. “I don’t think we’re peaking yet, we still have room for improvement.”last_img read more

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