MRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgMRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about MRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MRS OIL Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MRS OIL Nigeria Plc (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company Profile>MRS Oil Nigeria Plc markets and distributes a range of refined petroleum products and lubricants in Nigeria for the automotive, industrial and aviation sectors. Fuel products include petroleum motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, aviation kerosene, low-pour fuel oil. The company also sells a range of high-quality lubricants for petrol and diesel engines as well as greases which are manufactured and distributed out of a state-of-the-art proprietary blending facility located at Apapa. The Aviation division sells aviation turbine kerosene. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc operates through 138 company-owned retail outlets and about 255 third-party-owned outlets. Formerly known as Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to MRS Oil Nigeria in 2009. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of MRS Africa Holdings Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. MRS Oil Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ireland analysis: Ireland must do better against France

first_imgGiving ground is fine, but Ireland need to pick and choose when and where to hit up, and do it all together. Jared Payne led the defensive line against Romania, and hopefully his return will see a return to a solid line.2. KICK DECISIONSJoe Schmidt’s Ireland have built their foundation on a solid game and a superb kicking game, with kick chasing an integral part. Tommy Bowe looked like he was approaching something like his best in the air, while Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton pinned Italy back time and time again – clearly the tactic was to let Italy make mistakes from deep. The problem? An over-reliance on the boot, and it’s something better teams will be wise to and will punish. To clumsily paraphrase Kenny Rogers, ‘you’ve got to know when to kick the ball, know when to hold it’. One passage in the 58th minute highlights the good and bad of the Irish kicking game on Sunday.After a Sexton penalty put Ireland 13-9 up, a textbook kick-off routine saw Murray clear the ball and Tommy Bowe chase, leap and regather. …then by Josh Furno doing the same minutes later. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS From here, the winger presents the ball perfectly… On the hoof: Johnny Sexton makes a break in a patchy Irish performance While Ireland came away with the win against Italy, they will know they have to perform better against France to avoid a likely quarter-final with New Zealand Compare that to the 33 minute mark, where Italy have a scrum just outside their 22. Again, they choose to move it out to the wider channels, but this time Ireland are aligned with Earls deeper, and the tackle isn’t made until beyond the ten metre line. …and Ireland are flying on the front foot. With quick ball, though, Murray goes to type and kicks the ball into space behind Italy. Just look at the number of Irish players standing in the line as Murray picks the ball up, while there are 10 Italians who are out of the game with one decent pass to the waiting players.While Ireland eventually win a penalty, this is one of the few moments they had Italy truly exposed. Choosing when to make the most of these situations could make or break the game on Sunday.LEARN FROM YOUR ERRORSA simple one, this, but again Sunday was very unlike the men in green we’ve come to know so well. Joe Schmidt has instilled a gameplan where you just can’t second guess this Irish team, with plans B, C and D ready to be rolled out.Against Italy, though, Ireland stubbornly refused to change from their Plan A – kick, win the ball, set up a maul and drive. The tactic was first foiled by Quintin Geldenhuys coming through the middle of a maul in the 32nd minute… By Mark CoughlanThree wins from three, and a showdown with France to come. Everything is going much as Ireland would have planned in Pool D of the World Cup so far, but their 16-9 win over Italy was hardly emphatic.“We made it tough for ourselves,” Joe Schmidt said after the game, and Rory Best agreed, telling the press “we’re not very pleased with the manner in which we played, and we absolutely need to step it up a few gears for the France game.”While Italy’s line speed and defensive commitment played a large part in Ireland being so quiet, there is a worry that the boys in green are suffering from yet another severe case of World Cup-itis. Or are they just holding something back for the big games? We’ll find out on Sunday. Here are a few lessons that need to be learned from the Italy victory, though…1. DEFENSIVE SPEEDBrian O’Driscoll pointed this out in his studio analysis, and if it’s good enough for BOD, it’s good enough for us. Ireland’s defensive line was just too passive throughout the game, with Keith Earls at 13 seemingly reading a different playbook. It wasn’t fatal, but Ireland just conceded needless territory time and time again. Firstly, 11 minutes into the game, and Earls comes flying out of the line, while the rest of the backs stay aligned, giving Italy space to attack outside him and forcing Ireland to conceded 20 metres before Tommy Bowe makes a tackle… Ireland then get a penalty metres out from the Italian line in the 38th minute – time for one more opportunity before half-time. The men in green decide to kick to the corner, but there is no disguise, no clever sleight of hand and no different option. Just throw to the front and drive, and Italy – once again – come through the middle, spoiling the maul enough that Rory Best goes to ground, and under pressure, Conor Murray knocks on. Chance gone. They aren’t huge faults in a gameplan, but Ireland need to be a bit cleverer with every kick, pass and tackle they make, and choose their moments when to strike in both attack and defence. The game against France is bound to come down to the tiniest of margins – Ireland just need to be on the right side of them.last_img read more

A wolf in the house?

first_img August 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm InspirationBy Charles Towne

“Mr. Towne, how would you like to have a wolf?”

And thus it began.

Egore was his name.  Somebody had purchased him in British Colombia, Canada.

  The seller had killed the tiny wolf pup’s mother, sparing the pup with the idea of selling him to some gullible bleeding heart in the states.

Egore grew up in captivity, and over the next three years, he traveled from B.C. Canada to Montana, and then to Michigan; shuffled back and forth until he came into my temporary care.

Egore, 120 lbs. of energetic wolf molecules wrapped in a lovely gray fur coat would make an interesting addition to my menagerie of wildlings, primarily made up of my half-wild familial brood comprised of my little girl Faithy, and three males, Chuck Jr., Theodore, and Russy. 
From the time of his capture, he had never known what it was to run wild and free as he was meant to be.Confined by a heavy chain his life was anything but that which he was intended to be.

Somewhat intimidating to the uninitiated, there was no mistaking his ancestry.

 I will never forget the evening the lady came to the house trying to sell me some life insurance. 

My family and I were all seated around the kitchen table listening to the lady’s sales spiel. I had told her upfront that she was wasting her time, after all, what did I need life insurance for?

 She droned on, and on, and on in an effort to reduce us into walking zombies, or a comatose state, whichever came first.

She knew that I couldn’t hold out much longer.   She was about to hand me her pen when, as if on cue Egore enters, stage right.

 Quiet as a ghost he padded across the room, and stood at the lady’s side with his chin resting on the table, staring into her eyes.

She glanced at him, reached out and patted him on the head; and said, “Nice doggy.” and turned back to me. Then she became very still as she turned back to Egore, and in a very still voice exclaimed, “Oh my goodness, it isn’t a dog is it?”

Without any expression, I said, “Nope, wolf.”We were all somewhat surprised by how quickly the insurance lady vanished, and no; Egore didn’t eat her.
There were those times when he would stand and stare into the distance, into infinity; or so it seemed.  I wondered what he was sensing at those times?

 Could something have been pulling him, drawing him back to the wild where he belonged?

At such times as this, he would vocalize.  

Why does a wolf howl?  Does he, out of the foggy mists of past generations of his kind feel a summons back to the wild?
We were closing in on a home for Egore.  There was a captive breeding program in a western state that was very interested in our male.  

They told me that they were in the process of finishing a compound comprised of several hundred acres where a semi-wild wolf pack would be allowed to run in comparative freedom, and they wanted to pick him up in the next two weeks.

Wild animals are just that, wild animals.  Be it a badger, or a bear; it is a wild animal.  All of its being is wild, and it belongs in the wild.

 People that have the idea that a wild animal will make a wonderful pet are deluded, and sooner or later, either the human or the animal pays the price.

 The glamour of owning, possessing, a wild animal is not so glamorous when that which was once a vibrant, and beautiful creature is lying dead with a bullet in its brain.
When the children were playing Egore would lay and watch them, until that day when one of my sons ran past him.  It could have been bad, very bad.
  Only by the grace and intervention of a merciful God did it end up the way it did. One moment the boy was running, the next he was laying on his back with Egore on top of him; those powerful jaws clamped on my son’s throat.

I shouted, “No Egore, No!”

The wolf shifted his eyes to mine, and I could see the wildfire in those gold green orbs. He stared at me for a moment longer, and then that fire dimmed and vanished.  

He stood, sniffed at my son, nuzzled him playfully, walked a short distance away and sat down, watching me all the while, after all, I was the Alpha animal in his pack.

 I retrieved my son who was not injured in any way other than a bit of wolf drool. 
From my understanding Egore lived out his life out west in the confines of that large compound with others of his kind, but wouldn’t it have been better if he had been allowed to roam free where he was intended?

Dear Papa God, we thank you for watching over us and preserving us.  If we could see the times that you have intervened and by your doing so we have lived somewhat long, if not normal lives.  Praise you Father, and thank you for your magnificent love, Amen Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter August 11, 2019 at 1:53 pm charles towne Animals Charles. Just Animals … There’s just like Us : Created from PaPaGOD !!! But we need to be careful, ’cause like humans animals got its own character … But Egore spent some familiar time … Such a Blessing time and scary too … Fortunaly nothing happened …Charles, but we need to thank GOD for our Brotherhood. Our friendship. Even not tied for a Huge Chain … He He … We’re tied because of GOD’s Love … Amen August 12, 2019 at 9:16 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Nh charles towne Please enter your comment! August 11, 2019 at 11:57 am charles towne August 12, 2019 at 5:36 pm charles towne August 11, 2019 at 12:10 pm Yes, wildlings are meant to live in the wild. The crow might be an exception if rescued when very young after falling from a nest. I had a wonderful pet crow that was carried to the house in the mouth of a chow dog when it was fledgling, its eyes hadn’t yet opened. The dog stood holding it gently before placing it on the ground unharmed. That crow became imprinted on humans, thought it was a human. It matured, flew freely in and out of the house, and even joined a group of crows. Whenever I called, “Crow! Come Crow!” it would fly to me and land on my outstretched wrist. When I weeded the garden, it hopped nearby checking out discarded weed roots for worms, and it loved bathing in a tub of water placed in the grass. But . . . Crow’s survival instincts had been compromised – instead of roosting in a densely leafed tree, he chose the railing of the upper deck outside my bedroom window. One night I heard him squawk, and the next morning, Crow didn’t fly to my wrist when called – he had fallen prey to an owl. Crow had lost his survival instincts. Mike McFadden Faith Fowler August 11, 2019 at 12:55 pm Reply Reply Dear Mud hen, It sounds like your daddy must be an animal person. God bless you and yours, Your papa Leo, my friend, thanks for the wise words. Friendship is a great gift from a wise and loving god. Bless you my friend and my brother, Chaz The corvids are a broad family of birds containing ravens, magpies, rooks and jackdaws, and they are all tricksters. One of my crows, Joe was his name, loved to follow my mother as she hung up the wash. He would pull the clothes pins dropping the clean clothes to the ground. This did not endear him to my mother. Blessings to you and yours, Chaz charles townecharle Thank you for raising awareness of why wild critters need to live free……I’m still a little jealous, though. Lol. What a fabulous tale!! Judith Hankes Richard, again it was one of those times that just goes to prove that the Good Lord definitely takes care of His own! Bless you pal, Chaz September 5, 2019 at 11:59 am charles towne Another amazing animal story. So many of these types of stories are works of fiction and it is very refreshing to read your account of reality. It breaks my heart to see all of the wild animals displaced by yet another housing development while vacant home sit to rot in once flourishing communities. During a recent trip to Ohio I was disappointed to see a once vibrant town of less than 1000 people decaying while mega homes are being built in the surrounding woodlands. August 11, 2019 at 1:08 pm Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleOn the 20th anniversary of the North Valley Jewish Community Center shooting, are we better off?Next articleBack to school 2019: A crucial time for kids’ social and emotional development Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply center_img Oh yes, a wonderful bird is the crow! Belonging to the family of corvids which is made up of quite a large group containing ravens, magpies and rooks to name just a few, crows are tricksters from the get go! Back when I was a boy I raised several crows the most notorious of which was Joe Crow. This was back before electric dryers. Mama would be out hanging up the freshly washed clothes and Joe would be following her, pulling out the clothes pins and dropping the clothes to the ground. I would have to rescue him from mama’s wrath. Blessings to you and yours. Chaz Reply My friend, I think you got appointed to care for all the critters Sam Campbell didn’t get around to! Bears and wolves and Big Cats! I think it was good that the episode with Egore and your son happened when he was young your decision might have been more difficult if the boy was a teenager!!! It seems to me that Papa God’s intentions are always way better than ours, wild things should be allowed to be what they are, it is always the arrogance of man that thinks he can improve on God’s plans! Keep the lessons coming Chuck, you are a gifted teacher/writer! Please enter your name here August 11, 2019 at 3:44 pm Reply Richard Reply Reply Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here charles towne WOW!! Such an amazing story!It is wonderful to walk through a well-kept zoo, looking at all the animals that we would probablynever see otherwise. Afterall, theanimals are cared for, fed and out of danger. But if you just switch places with them for a moment,I’m sure you could feel the yearning deep down inside that God created in them….that sense of yearning to be free and truly wild again. They just want to be what God designed them to be.Maybe we could learn something from them in that regard. God’s purpose and plan is always best.God bless you, Chuck! CSG August 11, 2019 at 11:32 am Reply August 11, 2019 at 5:09 pm September 4, 2019 at 10:56 am Reply Reply Reply Dear NH, I thank Papa God for enabling me to live a very interesting life. Having spent those years as a zoo director I was enabled to see the good and the bad about zoos. All of God’s creation should be able to live as He intended, wild and free, as He meant for them to be. Remember, our greatest adventure is ahead of us, “the best is yet to be!” Bless you dear friend, Chaz The Anatomy of Fear August 11, 2019 at 9:50 pm 15 COMMENTS Reply Leo charles towne I love to capture the critters I see in nature on my little camera…I can enjoy them and share their beauty with all kinds of folks and the critter is free to be wild. As much as I love animals, they are so much better off free! Dear CSG, wise words indeed. Thank you so very much and may Papa God bless and keep you and yours, Chaz August 11, 2019 at 7:31 pm Mike, I have definitely lived a life that has been full of adventure which also proves that truth is usually stranger than fiction! Chaz LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

People’s Postcode Lottery celebrates £500 million charity milestone

first_imgPeople’s Postcode Lottery celebrates £500 million charity milestone  121 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 4 December 2019 | News Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have now raised more than half a billion pounds for good causes since the lottery’s launch in 2005.The money has been helped more than 7,500 charities and good causes working for people and planet, ranging from grassroots community groups to national organisations such as Maggie’s, WWF and Dogs Trust.Naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough said: “I would like to extend my thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery for the remarkable contribution they make to conservation and other charitable causes, which has totalled £500 million – a truly staggering amount.“As a Vice-President of Fauna & Flora International – one of the many charities that benefit from players’ support – I understand very well just what this support means for our planet’s most threatened species and ecosystems.”The actress, Dame Emma Thompson, an ambassador for the Helen Bamber Foundation, added: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via “I really do not know where we would be without the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery – my gratitude to them for their generosity knows no bounds. They have helped the Helen Bamber Foundation achieve more than I can possibly describe.”In addition to Sir David and Dame Emma, other high profile celebrities including George Clooney, Olivia Colman, and Carey Mulligan have also sent their thanks to the millions of players who take part in People’s Postcode Lottery every month.Clara Govier, Managing Director at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:“This is a vitally important milestone for charities across Britain and beyond. By raising more than £500 million for good causes, our players are making a real difference to people’s lives. This simply couldn’t have been achieved without them.”Maggie’s was one of the first charities to benefit from support from players. It provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends at centres across Britain.The charity’s Chief Executive, Laura Lee, said: “For players of People’s Postcode Lottery to have raised £500 million for good causes such as Maggie’s is phenomenal.“I am so grateful for their continued generosity for over 10 years as it has helped us to provide life changing support for thousands of people living with cancer across Britain, including workshops designed specifically to help people navigate their closest relationships.“I am sure every organisation that works with People’s Postcode Lottery will join me in saying a massive thank you to each and every player for their crucial role in helping us to make such a difference to people’s lives.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: People’s Postcode Lotterylast_img read more

RSF protesters call for release of Moroccan journalist on hunger strike

first_imgNews Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more “Maati Monjib is a historian and he is politically committed, but he is also a journalist and a leading one,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “An innocent man should not be allowed to die because people are either indifferent or cynical. Maati Monjib must be freed at once and all the charges against him must be dropped.” The RSF demonstrators brandished 16 black placards  symbolising each of the 16 days since this journalist and historian stopped eating and each of the symptoms he has been developing, which include stomach spasms, decreased heart rate, headaches, muscle pain, dizziness, fainting, vomiting and delirium. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Environment He previously staged a three-week hunger strike in 2015 after being banned from leaving the country. News RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) protested outside the Moroccan embassy in Paris today to press for the urgent release of Maati Monjib, a journalist with French and Moroccan dual citizenship who has been held for more than two and half months in a jail in Rabat and whose health is worsening dangerously after 16 days on hunger strike. April 15, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say As well as being one of Morocco’s leading human rights defenders, Monjib is a newspaper columnist who is widely read both in Morocco and by the Moroccan diaspora. A member of the editorial committee of the online and print magazine Zamane, he wrote a column every two weeks for the London-based newspaper Alquds Alarabi until his arrest. As the founder of the Moroccan Association for Investigative Journalism (ANJI), he has also helped to train more than 450 Moroccan journalists. March 19, 2021 RSF protesters call for release of Moroccan journalist on hunger strike Monjib’s wife, Christiane Dardé, was among those taking part in today’s protest outside the Moroccan embassy gates to draw the attention to Monjib’s extremely worrying condition. Aged 59, he already had heart problems and diabetes before he began the hunger strike and he has lost 8 kilos in weight in the past 16 days. Receive email alerts Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Environment RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Morocco is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. “He has begun to be very tired,” said Dardé, adding that she did not understand the silence of the French authorities. “The values of freedom and tolerance that are so dear to France” must be placed “above geo-strategic interests,” she said. to go further Help by sharing this information “My writings criticising the political and police system and my activities in defence of human rights” are the reason for “my persecution,” he said in a message to his supporters at the start of March. Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Monjib has stopped eating in protest against his “abusive arrest” and the outrageous one-year prison sentence on charges of “fraud” and “undermining state security” that he received from a court in Rabat at a hearing on 27 January. Neither he nor his lawyers were summoned to the hearing, which took place in their absence in flagrant violation of Morocco’s code of criminal procedure and the principle of an accused’s right to a defence.last_img read more

RSF condemns “unjustified” search of Russian journalist’s home

first_img to go further Related documents Домашний обыск у Павла Никулина: РБГ осуждает «неоправданную демонстрацию силы»PDF – 64.75 KB Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassment RSF_en RSF_EECA RussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassment Pavel Nikulin’s facebook page Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 21, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Organisation center_img Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s eight-hour search of Russian investigative reporter Pavel Nikulin’s Moscow home as an unjustified show of force that violated the principle of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources.The search was carried out by members of the Federal Security Service (FSB), who arrived in the early hours and left in the afternoon. Nikulin managed to report their arrival in a tweet before his mobile phone was confiscated. He was taken to an FSB office for interrogation and was later released.The FSB agents seized his computers and mobile phones and many documents. They also seized copies of Moloko Plus, the magazine he edits, and a stamp of the Union of Journalists and Media Workers, of which he is co-president.Nikulin said the search was linked to his interview with a Russian jihadist that The New Times, an independent Moscow-based magazine, published in March 2017.The magazine was fined 100,000 roubles (1,400 euros) three months later on a charge of “justifying terrorism” although the questions that Nikulin put to his interviewee did not suggest any sympathy with jihadist activities. The magazine was also ordered to remove the interview from its website.Nikulin was questioned as a witness in a related investigation into a suspected case of “training with a view to carrying out terrorist activities.”“Pavel Nikulin is being treated as a suspect rather than a witness,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “This unjustified show of force violated the principle of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, a principle that is guaranteed by both Russian law and the European Court of Human Rights.“The systematic seizure of reporters’ equipment during searches obstructs their journalistic activities. We call on the authorities to immediately return the seized equipment and material, and to put a stop to practices of this kind.”Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News January 31, 2018 – Updated on February 1, 2018 RSF condemns “unjustified” search of Russian journalist’s home News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

PSNI intensify Omagh murder investigation

first_img Google+ PSNI intensify Omagh murder investigation LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleMan cleared of sexually assaulting 6 year old in DerryNext articleArmy dispose of device habded in to Milford Garda Station News Highland By News Highland – April 7, 2011 Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Newsx Adverts A house in Dublin has been searched as part of the investigation into the murder of policeman Ronan Kerr in Omagh last Saturday.Members of the Garda Special Detective Unit – at the request of the PSNI – searched the house on the north side of the city close to Dublin Airport.Two men are still being questioned about the murder, one was arrested in Scotland yesterday, the other when a car was stopped between Ballygawley and Omagh this morning.Meanwhile police have begun a 48 hour operation at the scene of the bombing in Omagh this afternoon, with personnel on the ground from now until Saturday evening.Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris says it’s important to jog peoples’ memories of what they may have seen…….[podcast][/podcast] Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Warm welcome slashes turnover

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Jarvis Hotels has introduced aninduction system featuring an “interactive hotel” that has cut staffturnover and training costs.Each new recruit seesan interactive CD-Rom featuring a message from the company chairman and aguided tour around a virtual hotel.HR manager Ann Tubbysaid the system has cut staff turnover from 69 to 57 per cent. The company has7,500 staff. Since the scheme wasintroduced three years ago, £216,000 has been saved on the cost of inductiontraining.Tubby said, “Wedid surveys to find out why people were leaving and found that it was not hoursor pay – it was poor induction and training.” Previous Article Next Article Warm welcome slashes turnoverOn 24 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

This week’s news in brief

first_imgThis week’s news in briefOn 18 Jul 2006 in Personnel Today Tribunal claims on the upThe number of cases taken to employment tribunal in the past year is expected to have risen sharply, according to official figures released today. The annual figures from the Employment Tribunal Service will show a huge rise in equal pay claims, driven by staff fighting thousands of cases against local authorities. The full report is available online at midday (Tuesday) appoints new HR chiefThe BBC has concluded its search for a new head of HR, appointing Stephen Kelly (pictured above) as director of BBC People. Kelly, chief HR and change officer at BT Global Services, will join the corporation on 2 October, replacing Stephen Dando, who moved to Reuters in starting salariesStarting salaries for graduates in the public sector are higher than those in the private sector for the first time, research has revealed. The average salary for a public sector graduate will be £21,445 this year – 7% above the average private sector wage of £20,035. Civil Service pay is outpaced only by the lucrative oil industry, according to the figures from the Hay Group Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is important

first_img Comments are closed. When hiring a new staff member, what are the key criteria you look for outside of the competence or experience in fulfilling the job description?We live in an age of collaboration and knowledge sharing and so the ability to positively influence situations and navigate your way around day to day scenarios with tact and diplomacy are fundamental to success. Intelligence, experience and skill are essential for success but we must stop thinking of intelligence as knowledge gained in academia. It is now widely accepted that the most successful among us have a blend of IQ and EQ, the proportions of which are widely disputed. We define and measure EQ in 5 areas. They are Self-awareness/self-control, Empathy, Social skills, Personal Influence & Motivation. So how do you screen for EQ? Here are a few questions that may help:Tell me about a time when your actions positively impacted someone else?Have you ever been in a situation where you realised that you have had to change or modify your behaviour? How did you notice this?Tell me about a time you have had to prepare yourself for a situation you knew would be negative. What did you do? How did it work out?Have you ever received criticism? What was it? Were you surprised?Tell me about a time that you were angry with someone at work. What did you do?Situational questioning will require you to observe not just the answer but how the interviewee is answering and how comfortable they are with the questions, but you will be ensuring best possible chance of securing a well-rounded professional who will flourish and succeed in a broader range of environments and circumstances. Read full article Related posts:No related photos.center_img Previous Article Next Article HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is importantShared from missc on 23 Feb 2015 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more