Hopes of breakthrough in Aer Lingus dispute

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp HOPES are rising this week of a breakthrough in the dispute which is threatening air travel over the Christmas period.The Labour Relations Commission (LRC) has intervened in a final attempt to have the IMPACT trade union and Aer Lingus management re-enter talks to avoid the imminent closure of the airline’s cabin crew base at Shannon Airport with the loss of 88 permanent jobs.However, it is understood the talks will not address issues over work rosters and crewing.This week Aer Lingus cabin crew overwhelmingly voted in favour of industrial action up to and including strike action in a row over rosters and the threatened closure of the Shannon cabin crew base.It is understood that the invitation to attend the talks came from LRC Director of Conciliation, Kevin Foley.Last month Aer Lingus announced it was outsourcing recruitment for new transatlantic routes from Shannon to an independent company, ASL Aviation.It blamed the decision on a refusal by cabin crew to fly new transatlantic flights from Shannon using smaller planes with fewer crew members.IMPACT insists that they have not refused to crew the flights and that the airline prematurely closed the door on talks about numbers.The Shannon-based staff now face the prospect of redeployment to Dublin or Cork, voluntary severance, leave of absence to work for ASL Aviation or redundancy.Meanwhile, Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has called on Transport Minister Leo Varadkar to intervene in the dispute.“We have to do everything possible to save the jobs at Shannon and furthermore, we cannot have a protracted stand-off that could lead to strike action in the run-up to Christmas. It is obvious that management and cabin crew members at Aer Lingus are deeply divided and intervention is required.“It is vital that Aer Lingus retains a cabin crew base in Shannon, which would give a great impetus for development and growth of Aer Lingus in the region,” he said. Linkedin NewsLocal NewsHopes of breakthrough in Aer Lingus disputeBy Guest Writer – November 6, 2013 903 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleJoint bid for National Diaspora CentreNext articleHardy men gearing up for Ethopia trip Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Printcenter_img Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSair lingusfeaturedfull-imageShannon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New high-end jobs for Shannonlast_img read more

6-year-old boy with autism vanishes at park, search area expands

first_imgGastonia Police Department(GASTONIA, N.C.) — A massive search effort is underway in North Carolina where a young boy with autism vanished over the weekend after going to a local park with his father.The search for 6-year-old Maddox Ritch ramped up on Sunday as the FBI joined more than two dozen local and state law enforcement agencies to look for the boy, who was last seen at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia, North Carolina, about 20 miles west of Charlotte, authorities said.“We’re going to explore all possibilities, including abduction,” FBI Special Agent Jason Kaplan said Sunday, “but we’re also going to make sure we search every inch of land around here to make sure that he’s not simply lost.”On Monday the search area was expanded 2 miles outside of the park, Gastonia Police said.Maddox, who is described as nonverbal, was walking near a lake at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when his father and another adult lost sight of him, authorities said.“They were walking around the lake,” Rachel Bagley, Gastonia spokeswoman, told Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC-TV. “They got around to the back side of the lake. He started running, according to the parents, and when they started running after him, they lost sight of him, and no one has seen him ever since.”In addition to the FBI, at least 24 local and state law enforcement agencies and more than 100 volunteers are helping with the search, according to the Gastonia Police Department.Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton said officers were searching the lake, reviewing the park’s surveillance footage and interviewing residents in the area for clues.“If you were at Rankin Lake Park on Saturday and saw Maddox or took video or photos of their outing at the park, call us,” Helton said Sunday. “We know a lot of people were in the park and we have spoken to many of them, but we have not spoken to everyone.“No piece of information is too small. Something you may think is insignificant could be helpful to our case,” he added.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which is also assisting in the search, said Maddox may be in need of medical attention, according to a statement on its website.Police said Maddox is 4 feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing an orange T-shirt with the words “I am the man” and black shorts.Anyone with information is asked to call the police department’s special tip line at 704-869-1075.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Sturdy Savings Hosts Mortgage Fair Oct. 13

first_imgSturdy Savings Bank will host a Mortgage Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at its Marmora and Rio Grande branch locations. Sturdy representatives encourage everyone who has been thinking about home ownership, but perhaps thought they might not qualify or be able to afford it, to attend.A representative from Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling Inc., which is not an affiliate of Sturdy Savings, will provide no-obligation counseling on credit, financial and budgeting planning. Attendees can also learn more from Sturdy representatives about mortgage options and how to achieve home ownership as a first-time home buyer.Available options include Sturdy Savings Bank First Time Home Buyer Loan Program, or combined with the First Home Club (FHC) grant program, which was launched by the Federal Home Loan Bank that offers an incentive for households with incomes at or below 80% of area median income to save towards the purchase of a new home. “Our Mortgage Fair is designed to assist and educate our neighbors about their options and eligibility when it comes to homeownership,” said Sturdy Savings Bank President and CEO Gerald Reeves. “We also want the communities we serve to know we are a resource for them.” Complimentary refreshments will be served. If interested in attending this free event, please RSVP to 609-463-5210 or e-mail [email protected] Space is limited. Please indicate if you will be attending the mortgage fair at the Marmora branch or the Rio Grande branch. The Marmora branch is located at 46 South Shore Road in Marmora; the Rio Grande branch is located at 3195 Route 9 South in Rio Grande.Sturdy Savings Bank offers state-of-the-art banking including online, making everything accessible to clients at the click of a button, while keeping your personal information and assets safe from others.The bank serves the community at 14 different locations, including Avalon, Cape May, Cape May Court House, Dennisville, Marmora, North Cape May, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Rio Grande, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Tuckahoe, and Wildwood Crest. Sturdy Savings Banklast_img read more

Prioritise good character,ability in players’ selection – Sanusi charges coaches of U-17 girls

first_imgGeneral Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, on Thursday charged the coaches of the Under-17 women national team, Flamingos, to place much premium on good conduct, excellent character and level-headedness as on-field ability, in their final selection of players for the team. Loading… A full house of the invited playing body is on ground at the team’s Bluespring Hotel, Abuja and twice-a-day training sessions have intensified at the FIFA Goal Project facility inside the National Stadium Complex Package B. This year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals, the seventh since the competition was launched in New Zealand in 2008, will be staged in India. Nigeria participated at all five tournaments between 2008 and 2016 but narrowly failed to qualify for the 2018 edition held in Uruguay, following defeat by Cameroon on the away goal rule in the final lap of the qualification series. PLAYERS INVITED TO U17 GIRLS CAMP Augustina Unamba, Nelly Chukwuebuka, Damilola Amole, Nwacke Odinaka, Favour Edwin, Perpetua Osinachi, Chidinma Ogbuchi, Onumeze Shadrack, Linda, Nnaocha, Chinyere Kalu, Miracle Ohaneri, Precious Taiwo, Mary Nwakwolam, Chinyere Ihuoma, Idowu Kuku, Uluoma Onwere, Blessing Green, Maryam Abdulkabir, Motunrayo Yusuf, Olushola Shobowale, Deborah Abiodun, Amarachi Odoma, Esther Inyang, Rofiat Imuran, Ireti Eretan, Dahz Alvin, Foluke Opeyori, Esther Onyenezide, Damilola Oladipo, Ogechi James, Zepere Azama, Hannah Yusuf, Oluchi Okwara, Opeyemi Ajakaye, Kelechi Chukwumalem, Temilope Owoeye, Jumoke Alani, Yemisi Samuel, Deborah Abiodun FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sanusi spoke as received the crew of assistant coaches Bankole Olowookere (assistant coach 1), Queendoleen Akpan (assistant coach 2) and Mohammed Ndanusa (goalkeepers’ trainer) at the NFF Secretariat in Abuja, as the crew intensified work ahead of selection of the squad that will confront Guinea in a 2020 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture early next month. “Good character and demeanour, as well as comportment showing good upbringing and sense of purpose, are as important as ability in any profession, football inclusive. Anyone who lacks good character and discipline cannot succeed in any endeavour. You must take these to heart as you prepare the girls for the challenges ahead. “Nigeria has an impressive record in the history of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup but we expect you to do even better than your predecessors. I congratulate you on your appointment and I assure you that the NFF will give you maximum support to succeed in the job.” Olowookere, Akpan and Ndanusa are preparing the Flamingos for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Guinea, which first leg will hold in Conakry on Sunday, 1st March, with the return leg in Nigeria a fortnight after. The Guineans edged out neighbours Guinea Bissau in a preliminary round. Promoted ContentWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?World’s Most Delicious Foods5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBut Who In The World Taught Them Those Moves? Was It Papa Bear?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Mets’ Brandon Nimmo undercooks chicken, misses Wednesday game

first_imgBrandon Nimmo has some learning to do, but not on the baseball field.After eating some raw chicken Tuesday, Nimmo was forced to miss the Mets’ 14-6 win over the Marlins Wednesday because he was suffering from intestinal problems. MLB 2019 preview: AL West position battles to watch “He cooked some chicken and didn’t know how to cook, so he was throwing up all night,” manager Mickey Callaway told reporters, via WFAN. “We have to teach him how to cook so he doesn’t miss any more games.”Nimmo, 25, came into his own last season when he started the majority of the year in the outfield for the Mets. Related News MLB 2019 preview: NL West position battles to watch The 2011 first-round pick was a borderline All-Star batting .263 with 17 home runs and 47 RBIs while posting a .404 on-base percentage.last_img read more