Element 6 jobs to go

first_imgLinkedin Limerick event aims to brain-drain Dublin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email July Jobs Stimulus package sees extension to wage subsidy scheme and pandemic unemployment payment Print WhatsApp Advertisement NewsLocal NewsElement 6 jobs to goBy Bernie English – October 30, 2015 933 TAGSdrilling ShannonElement 6Jobs center_img Facebook New high-end jobs for Shannon THERE was bad news for a Shannon business this week with confirmation that up to 70 jobs could go at the Element 6 industrial diamond manufacturing plant.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But despite the immediate effects of the job losses, there are no fears in the long-term for the future of the former De Beers operation, with the company making a €25 million investment in the Shannon facility in 2013. The company also announced the recruitment of 40 extra staff, following the closure of its manufacturing base in Sweden.Speaking at the time of the investment, company chief executive Walter Huehn said that previous cost-cutting measures at the plant had secured its future.A company spokesman said this week that if the world market improves, contract workers could be rehired but the kind of growth necessary is not expected in the short to medium term.The company, which is part of the De Beers group, celebrated 50 years in Shannon in 2013. It is a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of industrial diamonds used in drilling and other industries.The job losses are being attributed to a global downturn in the gas and oil drilling industries. Previous articleMary Immaculate leading way for students with disabilitiesNext articleTax breaks to breathe new life into Limerick city centre Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Fisheries Officers wanted to protect and develop fisheries resource in Limerick Twitter UL Hospitals Group in recruitment call for staff in all disciplines New Company creating 100 jobs in Limericklast_img read more

Commentary: Democrats Must Get Ready To Rumble

first_imgCommentary: Democrats Must Get Ready To RumbleOctober 23, 2019, By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Democratic presidential candidates switched from touch football to tackle in their Tuesday night debate.They took some hard shots at U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, who now is perceived to be the front runner. They hit each other and they took hits. At different points, feelings on the stage were high and things grew heated.John Krull, publisher, TheStatehouseFile.comIt was about time.While it is always important for political parties to come together in general elections, primaries and nominating processes aren’t supposed to be Gilded Age tea parties – affairs in which everyone keeps their pinkies out and observes all the rules of propriety. No, they’re like training camps – testing grounds to determine who will be the best candidate to face a determined adversary in the fall election.That’s why U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, drew precisely the wrong lesson from the 2016 presidential election. At one point during the debate, Booker complained about the rough give-and-take and said that similar conduct had cost Democrats the White House last time around.He’s wrong.The fact that the party’s 2016 standard-bearer, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had difficulty dispatching U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, whose very standing in the party was up for debate and whose funding trailed well behind hers, should have been a warning sign. It should have told Democrats she wasn’t the candidate to carry the flag for them if they wanted to maintain a residence in the White House.If anything, what was true then is even truer now.Both the kindest and the smartest thing Democrats can do for the person who becomes the party’s candidate for president is prepared him or her to take punch after punch after punch – both high blows and low blows.The 2016 election was a brawl.This one will be a riot.In part, this is because of traditional political calculations. Because President Donald Trump never has gotten within shouting distance of a 50 percent public approval rating, he will have no choice but to tear his opponent down in the fall campaign. His only path to holding on to the White House is to make the Democratic challenger an even less appealing option than he is.But some of it also is specific to this president.If the events of the past weeks – the House Democrats’ inexorable march toward impeachment and Trump’s desperate flailing to find an exit as the walls close in – demonstrate anything, it is that this president thinks laws and standards of decency are for sissies. There is no rule he will not break and no tactic he considers too low or mean to use.The biggest mistake Democrats made last time around was thinking that there was a referee somewhere who was going to call foul on Trump and declare them the winner.But Donald Trump isn’t a boxer. He’s a street fighter.This time around, if anything, he will be more desperate and therefore more determined to grab any bottle in the alley to break over his opponent’s head.Contrary to the vigorous spin the president and his allies have put on Robert Mueller’s report, it didn’t exonerate him. It made clear that the only reason Trump didn’t face prosecution was that the Department of Justice rules prohibit indicting a sitting president. Once he’s out of office, Mueller also made clear, that rule will not apply.And Trump could be subject to criminal prosecution..It is hard to know what motivated Donald Trump to run for president in 2016. Maybe he really thought he could “make America great again.” Maybe he just wanted to build his brand.Who knows?What we can know, though, is that, as hard as he fought four years ago, he will fight even harder this time around because he feels he’s battling to save himself.That’s at least part of the reason he’s fighting and flailing with such wild fury. Cornered and wounded animals are desperate.And dangerous.That’s why Democrats do need to take the gloves off.Whoever emerges as their presidential candidate will have to be ready to go toe-to-toe with perhaps the best street fighter in American political history.The candidate who can’t take a hit won’t win.It’s just that simple.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is a director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.The City-County Observer posted this article without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

FERC’s commissioners in bipartisan agreement: Trump’s grid emergency is false

first_imgFERC’s commissioners in bipartisan agreement: Trump’s grid emergency is false FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:Federal regulators on Tuesday disputed the Trump administration’s claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation’s power grid.“There is no immediate calamity or threat,” the Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told Congress. Existing power sources are sufficient to satisfy the nation’s energy needs, FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre added.Four other commissioners from both parties agreed there is no immediate threat to the grid. The comments before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee contradict a recent White House directive ordering action to keep coal-fired and nuclear power plants open as a matter of national and economic security.“I think reliability has been protected and I am confident it can continue to be if we are vigilant about any localized issues,” said commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, a Democrat and former FERC chair.Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., asked LaFleur and other commissioners whether any of them believe the U.S. is facing “an actual national security emergency” as President Donald Trump claims. None answered yes.Commissioner Robert Powelson, a Republican, warned that Trump’s June 1 directive imploring Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take immediate steps to bolster coal and nuclear plants threatens to “collapse the wholesale competitive markets that have long been a cornerstone of FERC policy.” A plan being considered would direct regional transmission operators to buy power from coal and nuclear plants for two years to ensure grid reliability and maximize domestic energy supplies.More: Energy regulators: No grid emergency to justify coal bailoutlast_img read more

Former Stoke City Defender Dies At 25 After Suffering a Heart Attack

first_imgRelated A former Stoke City defender Dionatan Teixeira has died at the age of 25 from a suspected heart attack.Teixeira joined Stoke in 2014 having had trials at a number of Premier League clubs including Manchester City. However, the Brazilian’s time in England was blighted by injury and he made only two substitute appearances for Stoke in three years at the club.Stoke City in a statement said, “The thoughts of all at Stoke City are with his family and friends.”After his arrival at FC Sheriff in February, Teixeira made 10 appearances for the club as he helped guide them to win the Moldovan National Division title.Teixeira was in his native, Brazil when he was taken ill and he died on Sunday after a suspected heart attack, according to his current club, FC Sheriff, a Moldovan team who are playing in the Europa League this season.last_img read more

Bolton v Brentford line-ups: Bees defender keeps place, Bolton man passed fit

first_imgHarlee Dean keeps his place alongside Tony Craig at centre-back for Brentford at Bolton, who welcome Joe Mason back from injury but are still without Liam Trotter.James Tarkowski, available again after suspension, is on the Bees bench along with fit-again duo Tommy Smith and Nico Yennaris. Bolton: Lonergan, McNaughton, Dervite, Mills, Ream, Spearing, Pratley, Danns, Chung-Yong, Beckford, Mason.Subs:Kenny, Moxey, Hall, Clayton, M Davies, Vela, C Davies. Brentford: Button, McCormack, Dean, Craig, Bidwell, Douglas, Odubajo, Pritchard, Judge, Jota, Gray.Subs: Bonham, Toral, Diagouraga,Tarkowski, Smith, Yennaris, Proschwitz.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Loggers lay claim to Eureka, crush Crusaders

first_imgLamarie Dunn had 3 touchdowns, two on the ground and one through the air, and the Eureka Loggers let it be known who runs Eureka, at least for this season, beating its cross-town rival and newly antiquated Big 4 Conference foe St. Bernard’s 54-21 Saturday night at Albee Stadium.Friday night’s game was the first between the two schools since 1962. 46 years ago the game ended in a 12-12 tie. On Friday night, there was no question who the better team was after 60 minutes. With Friday’s win Eureka …last_img

Hotel Tourism Association says synergy matters in aftermath of road trip

first_img Luxury events for Chicago’s leading travel and media professionals hosted by #TeamTCI Related Items:karen whitt, TCHTA, turks and caicos hotel and tourism association Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 May 2015 – Nobody does it like the Turks and Caicos when it comes to overseas fam-trips; and the uniqueness of the Premier’s Investment and Sales Blitz was an idea trumpeted by Hotel and Tourism Association executives who yesterday explained, the synergy of the group which reflected public and private sector interests, made the biggest impression. Karen Whitt, Director, Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association (TCHTA): “As you would note from the video the highlights are really about the cultural aspect; the heritage, the friendliness and the warmth and the beauty of the destination as opposed to as I would say ‘bricks and mortar’ or anything individual and that as Nikheel (Advani – TCHTA Vice President) stated is one of the unique aspects of this whole initiative.”Whitt continued, “Nobody does this, and this is our second year and we got resounding feeding back everywhere we went that this was one of the most imaginative, creative, unique and quite frankly comfortable and fun atmosphere that anybody attended. All of the participants were overwhelmed with our own warmth, our friendliness, our unity and so forth and I think it made for a more enjoyable experience for all of them and it also gave an opportunity to open their minds to different aspects of what the country has to offer.” Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: Hard work happens each day, says new President of TC Hotel and Tourism Association; Strategic Action Plan unveiled Turks and Caicos invited to the World Gourmet Summit in Singaporelast_img read more

Sandals kicks into Overdrive with Unveiling events for Travel Agents across North

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, October 26, 2017 – On the personal invitation of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, over 6,000 travel agents across the United States and Canada are currently being invited to attend a series of ‘Overdrive Unveiling’ events.   The events are designed to showcase not only the Sandals and Beaches brands and their various and upcoming innovations, but also the wider Caribbean destination which is up and running and awaiting visitors.The 21 city high-energy trade-show-styled presentations and dinners will run from September 25 through to December 6.  Stops along the route include Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Long Island, Toronto and Montreal.   The Unveilings provide an avenue for travel agents to view and gain first-hand information on product updates through direct interactions with senior Sandals and Beaches Resorts executives.The Unveilings also present the opportunity for the agents to engage with Tourist Board representatives from several Caribbean islands.The Sandals Chairman shared that, “One of the main reasons for Sandals’ success these past 36 years, and why we continue to be named the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand year after year, is our commitment to our travel partners.   We have the biggest sales team globally and we are constantly on the road, engaging the trade.   We take the time to actively educate them on our Caribbean destinations, our resorts and our products, thus providing them with the necessary tools to effectively sell to our mutual clients.”The expos are a long standing tradition for Sandals Resorts and feature personalized presentations each year.   Things are ramped into ‘overdrive’ this year however as the company is steadfast in showcasing the Caribbean’s continued readiness to welcome vacationers.    Along with highlighting the much-anticipated opening of its latest resort, Sandals Royal Barbados, the unveilings provide a sneak peak of Sandals’ new wedding inspirations scheduled for roll-out later this year.  Exciting upgrades to its flagship Sandals Montego Bay and the jewel of Jamaica’s southern coast, Sandals South Coast, as well as plans for Saint Lucia were also on display.Gary Sadler, senior vice president of global sales states ‘We recognize that our clients are not sitting and waiting for us, nor are they under our desks.  It is therefore necessary for us to go where they are and the best way for us to get them to help the Caribbean particularly at this time, is for us to promote the Caribbean.   We are aggressive about marketing the Caribbean and our Unveilings are doing just that.”Working alongside the company’s North American sales force at each leg of the tour are more than 30 team members from various departments at Sandals and Beaches resorts across the Caribbean, all dedicated to the Unveilings’ success.Press Release: DPA news Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more