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New proposal to support Limerick jobseekers with real jobs

first_imgSinn 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 center_img 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 Emaillast_img read more

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House Bill 1022 moves forward

first_imgA bill to change state law surrounding the extent to which private university police departments are required to make their records available to the public is headed to the governor’s office, according to the Indiana General Assembly’s website.House Bill 1022, sponsored by State Rep. Patrick Bauer (D-South Bend), would require private colleges and universities to release information about incidents that result in arrests or incarcerations to the public.The House first approved the bill by a unanimous vote in January. After an amendment was added, the bill passed in Senate by a 49-to-1 vote on March 1. Two days later, the House voted 93-0 to affirm the bill.The bill will now go to the desk of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. If he signs the bill, it will become a law.The amendment changed the bill to give individuals employed by educational institutions as police officers the same statutory immunities granted to a state police officer. It also gives private educational institutions the same statutory immunity granted to the state.Bauer said in a previous interview with The Observer the purpose of the bill is to require university police departments to be more transparent with their public records.Critics of the bill say it does not require enough transparency from private universities because only a small portion of campus incidents result in arrests.If passed, the bill would apply to Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP), the University’s private police force.In January 2015, ESPN filed a lawsuit against the University after NDSP refused to grant an ESPN reporter access to campus police records related to student-athletes. The case, ruled in Notre Dame’s favor by the St. Joseph Superior Court, was appealed by ESPN. Attorneys from both parties presented their oral arguments in the Indiana Court of Appeals and expect a ruling to be issued soon.Bauer, a Notre Dame alumnus, said the bill is not a direct result of the ESPN lawsuit. Rather, he said the bill stems from concerns raised by Indiana citizens, including many Notre Dame graduates.Tags: ESPN lawsuit, HB 1022, Patrick Bauerlast_img read more

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Outdoor Updates: Cherokee Indians can once again harvest sochan + Poachers face death penalty

first_imgWildlife poachers in Kenya could soon face the death penalty Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians can once again harvest sochan in Great Smoky Mountains National Park A historic signing of an agreement at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park returns the right for the Cherokee to pick sochan on their ancestral lands inside of the park, as they had done for centuries. Sochan is a bitter spring green that has historically been a part of the Cherokee diet and culture but picking plants inside of a national park is illegal. In 2016, a new plant gathering rule relaxed the ban to allow for enrolled members of Indian tribes to petition to harvest plants for tribal purposes. The park has found no significant impact from the harvesting and will now allow a permit-based system of sochan collection in certain areas of the park. Up to 36 Eastern Band enrolled members each year will receive a permit, which they must carry with them while gathering sochan in official collection bags approved by the park. The sochan gathering season is March- May 31. Mountain Valley Pipeline developers sue two North Carolina landowners who are refusing access to their landcenter_img Kenya’s tourism and wildlife minister, Najib Balala, has reportedly announced that poachers will face the death penalty, promising to fast track the measure into law. Balala said that the current wildlife poaching deterrents, which include life sentences or a fine of $200,000 USD, are not sufficient. Kenya is home to lions, black rhinos, ostriches, hippos, buffalos, giraffe and zebra and many other treasured species. Last year, 69 elephants and 9 rhinos were killed. Kenya’s population of rhinos is under 1,000. Earlier this month, two black rhinos and a calf were poached at Meru National Park. The ivory tusks of elephants are sold in the global east as trinkets. Rhino horns are believed to have medicinal properties even though they are made of the same substance as human fingernails. Mountain Valley Pipeline is suing two landowners in Alamance County, NC who are denying company representatives access to their land. Pipeline representatives are requesting an injunction forcing the property owners to give them access. One of the landowners owns 50 acres of land, the other 11 acres. The company says it has sent dozens of letters to the landowners and has the power of eminent domain, but that the landowners have refused access to their property. Since it’s beginning, the pipeline has been controversial. In Virginia, the pipeline has been cited for violating environmental regulations over 300 times. Opponents of the pipeline say it will be a health and environmental hazard and that the pipeline potentially abuses property rights. A hearing of the lawsuit will take place on April 1.last_img read more

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Dembele – The best is yet to come

first_imgMousa Dembele believes the best is yet to come at Tottenham, even suggesting they are capable of challenging for the title in the coming years. The halcyon days of Champions League football under Harry Redknapp have become an increasingly distant memory in recent years, with big-name arrivals unable to secure Spurs’ place back at the top table. Things are looking up once again at White Hart Lane, though, with a trip to Wembley for the Capital One Cup on the horizon, as well as a realistic chance of finishing in the top four. “Of course it is a big compliment and I think everybody in this team wants to be at the top of their game. “Me as well, but I am not thinking about other things. “Every day I focus on being as sharp as possible and with this manager as well, training is different than we’re used to. It’s much harder. “I think it is a good thing for us and I think it is easier to develop then to become a better player. “I know I can do better. I think we played well today but I think even the team can do better because we know we have a lot of talent, a lot of experience. We have everything here.” Dembele certainly appears to be enjoying himself at Spurs right now, impressing in the role of number 10 behind the “unbelievable” Kane. He praised head coach Mauricio Pochettino for bringing a “positive energy” to the camp, while saying the squad depth at his disposal keeps everyone on their toes. Dembele appears to now be embracing the challenge brought by the abundance of quality in the Spurs squad, having not so long ago suggested he was struggling to cope with his lack of game time. “It was not frustrating,” he said. “It is just never fun as everyone wants to play, but you can see the manager rotates a lot because we have a very good squad, a big squad. “At the moment, we are playing well as a team so I think it is something nice for everyone. “It is a different thing if you don’t play and you’re used to playing. “Now, I know how it is like this as well and the manager gave me a chance and I will do everything to continue like this. “It is easy as well with a team like this, playing incredibly well, but, yeah, I think everybody has to fight and everybody gets a chance in this team.” Key to that have been standout performances from the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris, as well as the fact Spurs appear to finally have ridden themselves of their inability to compete against the Barclays Premier League’s best. Tuesday’s trip to Liverpool will be another test of that after a north London derby win Dembele described as the “total package” – a defeat of Arsenal, he suggests, is the tip of the iceberg. Asked if this Spurs team, should they be kept together, are capable of challenging for the title in the coming years, the Belgian said: “Yeah, you see as well how the club works now, the feeling that they want to keep a lot of players here. “They extended the contract as well, so it is a very positive thing because the players that you saw now that have extended their contract are very good players, young players as well, who in the future will make massive progression. “It is a very good thing for everyone. Everybody knows if the team is together for a long time, it gets easier and easier.” Things are certainly looking up for Spurs and, on a personal level, Dembele, who has recently shown flashes of his undoubted potential. His inability to produce that on a more regular basis frustrated former Spurs coach Les Ferdinand, who believes the Belgium midfielder could be good enough to follow Luka Modric and Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. “As a player, I don’t think about that,” Dembele said, when those comments were put to him. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Dublin claim Senior title

first_imgThe Dubs led for the majority of the game after going in at the break with a 4 point cushion.Jim Gavin’s men also had the greater spread of scorers, with nine different players in total chipping in to give them a three point victory.Bernard Brogan says the win is very special to them.last_img