Sinn Féin believes that quality work experience programmes can provide a useful means of enhancing skills and providing a valuable first step into the world of work. They also claim that the current system displaces paid work, depresses wages and facilitates abuse by some employers.Cllr Quinlivan explained that as part of his party’s proposed scheme tailored internships would be developed sector by sector in full co-operation with trade unions and Education and Training Boards. Employers, he said, would be supported to be the best mentors that they can be. Facebook Twitter “We propose an internship scheme that supports jobseekers to attain real quality jobs without limiting the number of proper job vacancies available. Sinn Féin’s proposals maximise decent pay for decent work,” he said. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print NewsLocal NewsNew proposal to support Limerick jobseekers with real jobsBy Alan Jacques – February 26, 2015 662 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanJobBridgelimerickLimerick jobsSinn Fein WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Maurice QuinlivanLIMERICK Sinn Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan believes his party’s newly launched proposals on internships provide a credible, workable and thoroughly necessary alternative to the “despised” JobBridge scheme.Following the launch of Sinn Féin’s ‘Displacing JobBridge’ strategy for an alternative internship scheme this week, Cllr Quinlivan said that the JobBridge scheme launched by the Fine Gael and Labour Party Government in June 2011, was “an absolute disaster.”“While some individuals may have had a positive experience, it is a scheme that leaves thousands of jobseekers vulnerable to exploitation. It has already reduced the number of real job opportunities available and if it is not closed down now, thousands of new entry level positions that should come into being in the months and years ahead will emerge as unpaid internships instead,” he said.According to the City North councillor, Sinn Féin propose to replace the “one-size-fits-all” JobBridge scheme with a new participant centred model for internships. He also said that he envisages a substantial increase in the range of apprenticeships available.“The model we propose would not displace apprenticeships, paid in-work training or jobs. It would afford those genuinely in need of some work experience with meaningful learning opportunities.” Advertisement Previous articleMunster face Glasgow as Limerick sides meet in #UBLNext articleRattling good tales from The Boneyard bodies Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email
Kolkata, June 24: Olympic gold medallist and former India captain Gurbux Singh feels hockey should be ‘immediately’ given National Game status and the legendary Dhyan Chand conferred a much-delayed Bharat Ratna.Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stirred up a hornet’s nest after he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially name hockey the National Game recently.Odisha will host this year’s hockey World Cup and in a first such deal, the state will also sponsor the national teams.“It was a national sport but it wasn’t recognised by the Government of India. But now there is a demand and it should be,” Gurbux told IANS on the sidelines of 25th annual Bharat Nirman awards where he was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award.“But then you’ll find lot of people will go for cricket and other games. But I think hockey is definitely the pioneer in getting honour to the country from 1928. And it should be recognised as a national game.“I hope and pray that this is done immediately,” said Gurbux, who led India to the 1966 Asian Games gold.Like many other sports, hockey was introduced to India by the British colonialists.Patnaik’s letter has opened a debate over whether hockey should be notified as the National Game, or indigenous Indian sports like kabaddi or kho-kho given the honour.The Indian hockey team has won eight gold medals – the last of which was at the 1980 Moscow Games – and one silver and two bronze medals at the Olympics. But results in the recent past, including at the Olympics and World Championships, have been below-par.Gurbux also demanded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, for the late Dhyan Chand who helped India bag three gold medals at the Olympics (1928, 1932 and 1936).“It’s unfortunate. What to do? I do not know the reason why it’s not being done. It is high time,” said Gurbux who in his autobiography “My Golden Days”, has shed fresh light on the hockey wizard, whose birth anniversary is celebrated as the National Sports Day.“Earlier, government gave (Bharat Ratna) to (Sachin) Tendulkar, okay he deserves but I think Dhyan Chand also deserves it better. It should be done now. Whatever wrong has been done to hockey and Dhyan Chand should be rectified immediately,” he added. IANS
The Lakers are still expected to part ways with veteran swingman Nick Young before the start of the season, which would free up an additional roster spot.They reportedly are interested in inviting undrafted rookie forward Zach Augsute to training camp. The former Notre Dame star played for the Lakers in Las Vegas. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers signed rookie Brandon Ingram on Tuesday, bringing their total number of players under contract to 14.With Tarik Black expected to soon sign a two-year deal the sides agreed to in July, the Lakers appear to be nearly done with the nuts and bolts of completing its regular season roster, which must be at no more than 15 players on opening night.The No. 2 pick in June’s draft, Ingram remained unsigned while the Lakers tried to maximize flexibility in free agency to sign players. His rookie contract is expected to be worth about 23.8 million over four seasons, with Ingram set to make about $5.3 million as a rookie.Ingram averaged 12.2 points per game in the Las Vegas Summer League, while playing alongside future teammates such as D’Angelo Russell and Larry Nance Jr. He averaged 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as a freshman at Duke and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference freshman of the year.