NewsBreaking newsUK drug seizure linked to Irish crime gangBy Staff Reporter – December 2, 2014 815 Twitter Advertisement Print Facebook Andrew Carey [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up COCAINE with a likely UK street value in excess of £40million has been seized following an operation involving the National Crime Agency (NCA), Border Force and An Garda Siochana.The drugs, which Gardai believe are linked to a major Irish crime gang, were seized following the search of the cargo vessel Star Stratos at Portsmouth port this Monday evening December 1.Approximately 300 kilos were discovered concealed within a shipment of bananas which had originated in Colombia.Gardai believe that part of the consignment of drugs was destined for this jurisdiction and the seizure is a major disruption to elements of an Irish organised crime gang. The operation involved cooperation between An Garda Siochana and the NCA and will help to protect Irish Communities from the scurge of illegal drugs. Investigations are continuing both in the UK and Ireland.This is the second joint operation between An Garda Siochana and the NCA which has resulted in a huge cocaine seizure in less than three months.In September around a tonne of cocaine was seized by the Irish Naval Service from the yacht Makayabella around 300 miles off the south west coast of Ireland. Linkedin Email WhatsApp Previous articleCarols at St Mary’s CathedralNext articleEmotional Intelligence to feature at Chamber’s networking event Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
EU legislators and Britain’s personnel profession have a relationship that makes Gore and Bush look close. Little of the legislation conceived in Brussels – from working time to parental leave regulations – has found favour with HR practitioners. So it’s surprising that a directive in the European pipeline could give an unprecedented boost to the status of the personnel business. It would oblige most companies to consult workforce representatives in advance of major decisions, such as take-overs.The directive is opposed by the DTI and CBI. Accusations of intrusion into our voluntary model of employment relations are flying around. Consultation is admirable, opponents argue, but must not be compulsory. Yet, as an Industrial Society report, The Silent Stakeholders, published last week argues, there is a way to get the benefits of wider consultation without Brussels writing the script.The striking thing is the degree of consensus about the benefits. The evidence all points the same way – collective consultation is good for business. Staff who feel listened to tend to be more motivated, more committed, more productive. Employees run shareholders a close second as stakeholders in the enterprise, so have a fundamental right to be consulted on big corporate decisions that directly affect them. There’s also the fact that the growing army of “knowledge workers” – the talent employers can least afford to lose – are unlikely to warm to an organisation that shows no interest in their views. So consultation is good for corporate health, but perhaps compulsion is a bridge too far? Not really, as British employment relations long ago crossed that same bridge. There is a long-standing, complex web of law requiring collective consultation on matters from redundancy to transfers of undertakings.Many organisations consult already, as the latest Workplace Employment Relations Survey shows. The researchers also suggest that with unions in decline and employers individualising the employment relationship, the art of consultation could be on the wane. Given the benefits of consulting employees and the fact European competitors appear to take it more seriously than the UK, this is a situation our economy literally can’t afford.The way forward, The Silent Stakeholders argues, is flexible regulation built around existing successful methods. That would mean a right to consultation, provided employer and employee representatives agree to it. For the personnel profession, this could be extraordinarily good news. Who better to advise the board on issues in need of consultation, and who better to show the organisation how? As the EU’s French presidency presses the UK to back the directive, will Britain’s HR professionals be voting non?For information on The Silent Stakeholders call 0870 400 1000 or visit www.indsoc.co.uk/policy By Patrick Burns, Policy Director, The Industrial Society Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Consultation without following Euro scriptOn 21 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Chelsea’s defence has had its problems of late but manager Roberto Di Matteo is not short of options, with four quality centre-backs vying for two places in the Blues side.John Terry will soon return from suspension and will perhaps have a point to prove, with some pundits suggesting he is well past his best and may no longer be a first-choice defender.Gary Cahill seems to grow in stature with each game, producing assured performances both against European opposition and during the cut and thrust of Premier League football.Branislav Ivanovic of course operates at right-back much of the time, but his outstanding performances when moved to central defence suggest that remains his best position. Physically strong with excellent positional sense, the Serbian is a great option to have.David Luiz will probably always have his doubters and like many centre-backs in his mould, mistakes creep in and attention focuses on his shortcomings. But he remains a class act and, the odd setback aside, continues to look more at home in the Premier League.So which of the four do you believe is Chelsea’s best centre-back?[poll id=”33″] See also:Boss backs Terry after leaving him out 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Thompson isn’t someone you’d expect to put the ball on the floor too often in a game — he’s best known for his catch-and-shoot prowess. But contrary … The Warriors capped off one of their toughest road trips of the year with a 117-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday.Here are the three things we learned from the contest:Klay can channel James Harden(Jerry Holt//[email protected])Klay Thompson had a bounce-back game against the T-Wolves — emphasis on “bounce”.
Typically, the start of the sport crab season can go two ways. If the crabs are abundant, the meat content is usually on the lighter side. If there are fewer crabs around, they are typically heavier and in better shape. This is all due to their food source – lots of crabs equals less food for them to divide, fewer crabs usually means plenty of food to go around.This year’s crab season is starting off as the latter. There are fewer crabs, but the quality is pretty good for this time of the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest An Ohio State University researcher is part of a new $750,000 project to determine whether conservation incentives provided by the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) are meeting one of their goals: to get more farmers to adopt measures that preserve water quality.Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), will co-lead the project’s social component along with Stephen Gasteyer of Michigan State University.The overall leader of the two-year project, called Researching Effectiveness of Agricultural Programs, or REAP, is the binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Since 2010, the GLRI has provided farmers in the Great Lakes basin with more than $100 million to increase their adoption of conservation practices by making them more affordable. The practices include growing cover crops and reducing tillage, for example. The practices are meant to reduce sediment and nutrient runoff from farm fields, a contributor to harmful algal blooms and oxygen-free “dead zones” in the Great Lakes, including Lake Erie. Key among those nutrients are nitrogen and phosphorus.“A comprehensive, socioeconomic approach to evaluating GLRI investments is smart accounting,” said Jon W. Allan, GLC chair and director of Michigan’s Office of the Great Lakes. The new project will help decision-makers “understand the current and potential future impact of GLRI spending on agricultural conservation incentives,” he said, noting that more than 48 million people rely on the Great Lakes for tourism, drinking water, business and more.Wilson will compile survey data from four Great Lakes watersheds, including Lake Erie’s Maumee River watershed in northwest Ohio, and will collect new data as needed. The research will look into farmer adoption of conservation practices, reasons for adoption, and social indicators of success, such as gaining new knowledge to use in the field and greater capacity in local communities to use that knowledge.The project will focus geographically on the Maumee River in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan; the Lower Fox River in Wisconsin; the Saginaw River in Michigan; and the Genesee River in New York, all of which the GLRI has identified as priority watersheds due to water quality concerns there.In addition to an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners from Ohio State and Michigan State, the project will have an advisory council whose members represent a range of interest sectors and geographic regions. An economic analysis, led by Michigan State’s Saichon Seedang, also is part of the project.“I’m excited about developing these new collaborations with the GLC and Michigan State,” Wilson said.She said the work builds on her past and current research on farmer land management decisions and water quality, and that it will “inform future investments in this area by more comprehensively capturing the successes to date.”“REAP will not only look at the practices on individual farms, but also at the institutions and political structures that drive farmer behavior,” said Victoria Pebbles, GLC Program Director. “We hope to allow decision-makers to target future GLRI investments to better ensure funding is improving Great Lakes water quality for generations to come.”The GLC has a long history of working with local, state and federal partners to reduce sediment and phosphorus entering the Great Lakes through innovative and collaborative programs and leads a portfolio of projects that seek to improve water quality in urban and rural settings, and across watersheds. For more information, visit glc.org/work/water-quality.
Ahead of assembly elections it is truly raining promises in Gujarat. Desperate to make a comeback to Gandhinagar, the Congress, which has been out of power in the state for more than a decade and a half, has now promised free laptops to all students after class 12 till post-graduation.The party on Tuesday announced that if voted to power, it will make school education in the state “world class”.The party further promised that it would constitute “Vidya Nidhi” for payment of 30 per cent of the students from poor and middle class families studying in self-financed colleges. It also promised that it would form a “Gujarat Olympics Academy” to train world class sportspersons, for which coaches will be appointed for various sports from within and outside the country. Sports complexes will be established at taluka levels, the party said. The party promised to reserve 25 per cent seats in public schools for poor students as per the RTE Act and the state government will bear the fees for them. “Students Special” buses will also be made available for rural students for commuting to colleges and schools, according to the party.Congress had earlier announced that if voted to power, it will set up a Gujarat Medical Service Corporation (GMSC) to ensure better healthcare facility to the people.The party had also promised that apart from free distribution of around 250 life saving drugs, it will ensure that the medicines in government hospitals are available in their generic forms, which will significantly bring down the cost of treatment. All this apart from paying premium for medical insurance cover up to Rs 30000 per head and provisions for public private partnership for higher cover. Making well strategized moves, Congress has been steadily doling out promises to woo all sections of the society which, many feel, may spell trouble for the BJP in the ensuing assembly election.Congress had got a shot in the arm after its promise of cheap houses to the women of Gujarat under the scheme ‘Ghar nu Ghar’ became a hit with people in the state. As a matter of fact, the impact of the poll promise led the Gujarat government to resurrect the moribund Gujarat Housing Board after more than 14 years.As a matter of fact, the state government has also recently rolled out healthcare and medical insurance schemes for people below poverty line.advertisement
India announced a 35-member junior girls probables list for the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup coaching camp, beginning in Goa on Thursday.A selection committee meeting was held in Kohlapur after the junior girls National Football Championship to analyse the performances of the players.The girls will be reporting to coach Alex Ambrose, who was earlier in charge of the under-19 national team.Probables:Goalkeepers: Tanu, Thoudam Devi, Adrija Sarkhel, Manisha, Manju GanjuDefenders: Purnima Kumari, Phanjoubam Devi, Sudha Tirkey, Antrika, Kritina Devi, Nisha, Daisy Crasto, Naketa, Kamna, Vaishnavi ChandrakantMidfielders: Martina, Aveka Singh, Priyanka Devi, Astam Orain, Anju, Poonam, Salomi Minj, Drishti Pant, Manisha, Priyanka SujeeshForwards: Kiran, Amisha Baxla, Mariyammal, Sumati Kumari, Manisha Naik, Lynda Kom, Shilky Devi, Sai Sanke, Lalnun Siami, Karen EstrocioReserve players:Goalkeepers: Anjali Barke, AnshikaDefenders: Gia Sundaram, Lhingneilam Kipgen, Saraswati Kri, Shilpaben Thakur, Ritu, Fulmani OranMidfielders: Ishita Mathew, Gladys ZonunsangiForwards: Sanika Patil, Malavika P, Santoshi KumariAlso Read | Indian Super League: ATK appoints Antonio Lopez Habas as new head coachAlso Read | Sunil Chhetri: Will keep playing for India as long as my body permits
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