Hundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of…

first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostNational Tree Week 2021 People’s ParkCastletroy Park Highfield, Ennis RoadBoro Field, Janesboro NewsCommunityEnvironmentLimerickHundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of National Tree WeekBy Sarah Carr – March 24, 2021 188 Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Sarsfield Park, Ennis RoadThe Demesne, Newcastle West Advertisement Linkedin Bourke Avenue, Lower Edward StreetFoynes Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Aherlow Close, CaherdavinAspen Gardens Photo by Madison Nickel on Unsplash FOUR hundred and seventy saplings are being planted across Limerick city and county by Limerick City and County Council to mark National Tree Week 2021.The trees, which are a mixture of native and common species will be planted over the coming weeks include: Alnus Glutinosa (Alder); Betula (Birch); Crataegus (Red Thorn); Malus Domestica (Crab Apple); Quercus Robur (Oak); Sorbus Aucuparia (Mountain Ash) and Tilia (Lime).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The trees will be planted in the following areas: Rostrevor Close, CaherdavinAbbeyfeale Park Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Dromroe, RhebogueFaha View, Patrickswell WhatsApp Traditionally, Limerick City and County Council would have marked National Tree Week by distributing saplings to schools across the city and county for planting, however this has not been possible this year.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “Visiting schools around to plant and discuss the importance of trees to our environment as part of National Tree Week has always been an important job for the Mayor. While this is not possible at present, I am encouraging everyone during this week to understand the important role trees can play as part of actions to protect our environment and climate.”In addition to the planting of 470 saplings, Limerick City and County Council is hosting ‘The Beauty of Trees’ webinar with Mary Keenan.Mary has a degree in Horticulture and has a wealth of experience in the area.She was a lecturer in the Botanic Gardens before joining the Parks and Landscape Department of South Dublin County Council. She was President of The Tree Council of Ireland and later its Director.Mary was on the board of the Heritage Council for 10 years, runs Gash Gardens and since leaving South Dublin County Council, she is now the editor of the Irish Garden magazine. Mary is also a National TidyTowns adjudicator.‘The Beauty of Trees’ is taking place on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 8pm.Logon here to register.You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOn This Day: 2014 Hurlers prove too strong for Laois & the U21 footballers fall to Kerry in 11′Next articleKenny Privileged Ahead of World Cup Qualifying Opener Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Ted Russell ParkO’Brien Park Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Mayorstone QuarryCoolraine Heights, Old Cratloe Roadlast_img read more

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Age bias enters via back door on gender coat tails

first_imgAge bias enters via back door on gender coat tailsOn 17 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. As usual, HR professionals are being swamped with new employmentregulations. More immediate considerations, such as data protection and information andconsultation, mean that age discrimination is being ignored. This isunderstandable when you consider that the Government will not be introducinglegislation until 2006. Well, I’ve got some bad news – that date could be moving forward to nextmonth for many employers. A landmark employment tribunal is set to give workers over 65 the right toclaim for unfair dismissal and redundancy, unless the DTI successfully appeals.While the issue involves sex rather than age discrimination laws, the resultwill be the same for many employers who have not revisited their retirementpolicies – a wave of employment tribunals. Employers have to thoroughly reviewpolicies with age in mind. Research shows that 60 per cent of HR professionalsbelieve ageism is the most common form of discrimination in the workplace. Organisations are going to have to be able to rigorously and objectivelyjustify why staff have to retire, and ensure that it doesn’t discriminateagainst one sex or the other. An increasing number of employers are implementing a more flexible approachto retirement. These organisations have to get their performance management inshape because enforced retirement will depend on people’s inability toadequately do their jobs. But how ‘bad’ is this news? Anti-age discrimination legislation is in thepipeline anyway, and pension crises suggest we shall all be working asoctogenarians. Furthermore, employers that have got rid of a fixed retirement date aresinging the praises of reduced staff turnover, improved skills retention andproductivity. The defence that a flexible approach to retirement will damagesuccession planning is sounding hollow. With the likelihood of a new timeframe in the offing, HR should simply geton with age-proofing their policies. By Mike Broadlast_img read more

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VCNO Pays Visit to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan

first_img VCNO Pays Visit to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan View post tag: Japan The Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) paid a visit to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, Aug. 27 as part of a tour of several Commander, Naval Region Japan (CNRJ) installations.During his visit, Adm. Mark Ferguson held an all hands call at the base’s Cinema 77 to discuss the importance of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces and the challenges faced by Sailors in Japan, budget concerns and sequestration.He emphasized the U.S. Navy’s commitment to provide the latest technology and support to its forces in the Pacific region. After the VCNO’s address, Sailors were afforded the opportunity to ask a few questions.“This is my first visit to Japan as vice chief of naval operations,” said Ferguson. “As the VCNO it’s important for me to visit our forward operating locations and bases around the world in order to see how our sailors are performing, our relationships with our allies and to listen to the concerns of the commanders and understand the issues that we can take back to Washington [D.C.] to help them.”During the all hands call, Ferguson also discussed the importance of NAF Atsugi regarding the upcoming partial move of Carrier Air Wing Five to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, stating that the installation will still remain an integral part of the forward deployed naval force.“It’s important that naval forces are where it matters, when it matters, so [NAF Atsugi] being forward not only provides a stabilizing presence, but a ready response force,” he said. “It may have a different mix of aircraft and have a slightly smaller presence, but [NAF Atsugi] will still be important to us in the future.”During his visit, Ferguson also took a tour of the base and also viewed Unaccompanied Housing to view facilities available to Sailors assigned to the installation.From NAF Atsugi, Ferguson is scheduled to visit with Sailors at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Fleet Activities Sasebo before returning to Washington D.C.[mappress]Press Release, August 28, 2013; Image: US Navy August 28, 2013 View post tag: air View post tag: Visit View post tag: Atsugi View post tag: Defence View post tag: facility View post tag: to View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today VCNO Pays Visit to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan View post tag: Navy View post tag: Pays Training & Education View post tag: Defense View post tag: VCNO Share this articlelast_img read more

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St Pierre scores Co-op listing for brioche loaf

first_imgSource: St Pierre GroupeSt Pierre has secured its first listing with the Co-op and doubled the number of Tesco stores it supplies.From 12 April, the firm’s Sliced Brioche Loaf will be sold in 210 Co-op branches (rsp: £2.99). The new listing comes as St Pierre increases its presence in Tesco stores. Its Brioche Hot Dog Rolls will be stocked in 401 stores, up from 201, while the brand’s Brioche Burger Buns, previously on sale in 200 stores will be sold in 550 stores. They join St Pierre’s 4 Seeded Brioche Buns, currently sold in 1,064 Tesco stores.In February, St Pierre-branded brioche burger buns and hot dog rolls made their nationwide debut in Morrisons in mid-February.“Research from the Shopper Insights & Behaviours Conference this year revealed that the BBQ season, as we traditionally know it, will be changed this year,” said Paul Baker, founder of St Pierre Groupe.“Consumers won’t wait for the first bank holiday to get the grill out; the first sign of dry, mild weather will be enough to get shoppers stocking up. The uplift in distribution is proof that retailers are preparing to meet the surge in demand and testament to the hard work of our team in presenting data-led insights to secure new listings.”Baker also added that retailers in the US were moving from a ‘good, better, best’ offer to a ‘good and best’ proposition.“It’s likely that this squeeze of the ‘middle shelf’ will be replicated in the UK,” he added. ”After a year of lockdown and saving up, consumers are willing to pay a little extra for a quality product that will make their long-awaited reunions even more special – providing a fantastic opportunity for our brand and our retail partners”.Last year, St Pierre Groupe doubled its headcount, surpassed £100m turnover and achieved double-digit growth for each of its three bakery brands – St Pierre, Baker Street and Paul Hollywood – the business said.In an interview with British Baker in October 2020, Baker said the business was on track to achieve revenue of £150m by 2022.last_img read more

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Daffodil Daze volunteers find way to ‘Extend the Joy’ during pandemic

first_img“We just had a small group and we went, we did it on Monday. It happened to be a sunny beautiful day. We picked, I think, 2,400 daffodils, approximately that,” said volunteer Denice Peckins. CANDOR (WBNG) — As the weeks have gone on, the Zamoiski family and the Daffodil Daze volunteers realized residents wouldn’t be able to come out and see the thousands of beautiful flowers that were planted. Even still, the Zamoiskis and volunteers are looking for ways to still donate to health care workers if possible. “We owe our health care workers so much and they’re sacrificing so much. It would be nice if we could share some joy with them too,” said Ahart. After chatting with Joy’s daughter Nancy, who’s in Vermont, a group got together. “At the Open Hearts Dinner we have flowers here to give away with our drive-thru. There’s also flowers going to the food pantry to be given out with food boxes,” said Peckins. Their thoughts then turned to how the donation program in honor of Joy Zamoiski, Operation Extend the Joy, could continue. “I think we have been able to see the really best in people in this time of difficulty and I think, coming back to Joy Zamoiski, that’s exactly what she represented. You make the best of it, always,” said Ahart. “We were just trying to figure out, OK here’s all these thousands of daffodils. You know the Daffodil Daze, the festival was canceled, but the Share the Joy afterwards is the part that’s really important in memory of her mom,” says Daffodil Daze Volunteer Denise Ahart. Putting in lots of hard work to simply bring the community happiness in a tough time, something Joy Zamoiski would be proud of. Typically these flowers are taken to hospitals and nursing homes in the community. This year, that had to be adjusted a bit.last_img read more

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