Saoirse Mc Hugh will quite Greens if they coalesce with FF or FG

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – May 26, 2019 Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleCounting begins in Midland North WestNext articleMan detained in Strabane is released and immediately re-arrested News Highland The Green Party candidate who could take a Midlands North West seat in the European Elections Saoirse McHugh has repeated her assertion that she will resign from the party, if they enter coalition with Fianna Fail or Fine Gael.Earlier, party leader Eamonn Ryan refused to rule out the possibility after the next general election.Saoirse McHugh says she does not trust either of the two largest parties……………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Saoirse Mc Hugh will quite Greens if they coalesce with FF or FG Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNewsx Elections 2019last_img read more

Tips for tackling bullies

first_imgTips for tackling bulliesOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today In response to your request for ideas on tackling bullies (OH August) hereare some approaches I have come up with in the course of my career, whichincluded two jobs where I was bullied myself. – Be alert. Look out for signs that may warn you that a bully is beginningto pick on you. These can be subtle: a boss who demands impossibly highstandards; a colleague who asks everyone else in the office to lunch but”accidentally” forgets to include you. – The sooner you tackle a problem the less likely it is to escalate.Confront them. Ask them why they are behaving in this way. Leave them in nodoubt that their behaviour is affecting you, and what you intend to do if itcarries on. – Know your enemy. What has your bully been like in the past? Do they actlike this with anyone else? Does anyone else bully them? Very often, bullies operate in “serial killer” mode, when theyhave dispatched one victim they move on to the next. Some bosses work on a”new best friend” basis – they choose one person who can do no wrongwhile everyone else is left out in the cold. – Keep the evidence. Bullies are often arrogant and careless. If you receivebullying e-mails, memos or notes, for goodness sake hold on to them. To presenta formal complaint this sort of corroborative evidence is invaluable. Even items which do not seem terribly damning taken individually can add upto a case when taken in context with other evidence. Get everything in writing: keep a diary; make notes; record exactly what wassaid, who was present, how you felt about it. A contemporaneous record is farmore convincing than one recalled some weeks or months later. Talk to witnesses. Get some validation for your feelings. Ask colleagues toconfirm whether they saw or heard an incident and whether in their opinion itconstituted harassment or bullying. Ask if they would be willing to repeat thisto senior management – Contact your union. You pay your dues, use the service. It can be avaluable source of advice and support. – Go to the top. If your bully is your boss go over his or her head. If hisor her immediate boss isn’t supportive, go one level higher. Present yourevidence in an orderly fashion and if there are witnesses who can support yourclaims insist that they be interviewed too. Make clear your intention to getlegal advice if the matter isn’t sorted out satisfactorily. Lastly, don’t letit shake your self-belief. Name and address supplied Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Spain outlines plan to install 2GW of wind annually through 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 Spanish government is targeting over 2GW of annual wind energy installations out to 2030 as part of its new 10-year plan for renewables.Madrid has submitted its National Energy & Climate Plan (NECP) to the EU and wants renewables to account for 42% of the country’s energy mix and generate 74% of its electricity by the start of the next decade.All EU member states are required to submit 2030 plans, which will set growth targets for clean energy.“Spain has long been a leader in renewables: wind is 20% of their electricity and they create more export revenues from wind energy than from wine. It’s great to see they’re now planning a significant further expansion of renewables,” Wind Europe chief executive Giles Dickson said. “The level of ambition and visibility sends a clear signal to investors and will be good for jobs and growth. It makes Spain a frontrunner in the EU Green Deal. Five other EU Member States still haven’t finalised their NECPs yet. They should find inspiration in the excellent Spanish example,” he added.Spain currently has 25.7GW of installed capacity onshore and was Europe’s leading market for onshore wind last year, adding new projects totaling just over 1.6GW.More: Spain sets sights on 22GW of new wind by 2030 Spain outlines plan to install 2GW of wind annually through 2030last_img read more

Flashpoint: Solar Could Power Half of Appalachia

first_imgNo doubt you’ve heard the excuses from certain lawmakers and their benefactors in the petrochemical industrial complex: Forget renewable energy. Especially solar. The technology isn’t there and it’s too expensive and it’s really just pie-in-the-sky stuff for hippies.Investors disagree. Solar production has grown 900 percent in the past five years, and now even Wall Street has taken a shine to solar power. As a recent CitiGroup investment report put it, “Our viewpoint is that solar is here to stay.”Jeff Deal, senior project manager at the Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy, says we already have the technology to power up to half of Appalachia with solar alone—and we can do it affordably, if we get our policies and priorities straight. We talked with him about the massive, unrealized potential of renewable energy.Why hasn’t solar energy been more widely adopted in Appalachia and around the country?The big problem right now is that there’s no way to finance it. To buy a solar system, you have to produce that money upfront—like $20,000 to $40,000. People love it in principle, but then they see the price tag and freak out. If you could buy renewables as easily as buying a car, it would be a different world.What is the long-term potential of solar?Colossal. Even though it’s not exactly Southern California, Appalachia gets enough sunlight to power 50 percent of its electricity demands.How can we change our public policies to encourage, rather than discourage, the use of solar?First, the government should make it legal for people to sell electricity to each other. A lot of our policies have been created to favor entrenched market forces like fossil fuel companies. For example, it’s illegal in North Carolina for the owner of a solar panel system to sell electricity back to the installer to defray the installation cost. Removing that roadblock would be huge. We need to have 21st century economic policies for the sale of electricity, not medieval, plantation-esque policies. And while we’re at it, we should create solar loan and finance programs like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. If houses are important, electricity to power homes is also important.If the subsidies currently offered to fossil fuel industries were offered to solar, would that make solar cost-competitive?Absolutely. We should provide the same level of subsidies that the fossil fuel and nuclear industries get. If you had to pay the true, cradle-to-grave cost of energy, renewables would win hands-down.Would we need new battery storage or other technologies for solar to work well?No. We have more than enough technology, but we haven’t manufactured and deployed it. This isn’t a technical issue—it’s a financing and policy issue. We haven’t invested enough in solar energy to realize its full potential, but the technical part is figured out. Five years ago, we thought it would be gravy to get solar panels down to a dollar a watt, and now we’re below that. We’ve cut the cost of solar panels by 400 percent over the past three to four years. And yet our yearly solar energy generation is something a third-world country would be a ashamed of. We’re busy building nuclear plants that were supposed to be too cheap to meter, and decades later you still can’t get insurance for them and taxpayers are on the hook.How would solar work at night and when the sun is obscured by clouds?A variety of storage techniques are available now, like pump storage, compressed air, and batteries. It’s not technically difficult—you just have to spend money on them in the same way you do on fossil fuels. There’s a big reason why we keep an entire carrier fleet in the Gulf of Arabia. If we upped our spending on solar and other renewables, we could probably bring that fleet home.How much acreage would be required for solar panels to power Appalachia, and where should they be sited?Some people think you’d need a massive amount of land for solar panels. That’s just not true. A chunk of land the size of the state of Delaware would be enough to power the entire country using solar concentrated power plants, so you’d need a whole lot less just to power Appalachia. Abandoned farmland close to large population centers in Appalachia would be the best place for a centralized system. But importing power to the region is phenomenally expensive, so it would be cheaper to have a decentralized system made up of both large plants to satisfy demand peaks and also individual buildings with their own solar panels.What role would wind, geothermal, and other types of renewable energy play in powering Appalachia?All of them could and should play a role. For example, Appalachia has a lot of wind, and hydroelectric would also probably play a role. And we have huge amounts of biomass, which is potential solar energy and represents stored carbon. We have more than enough resources. What we don’t have right now is the political will.last_img read more

Is your credit union ready for Hispanic homebuyers?

first_imgBegin your strategy to connect with them Wallace JonesAs a leading mortgage partner within the credit union industry, we are often asked what the future of home lending will look like. Will rates go up? Will compliance struggles prevent growth? Will lending thrive?Thriving depends in part on this key question: How well do you know the future borrower?While rates remain historically low, it’s inevitable that they will go up. Compliance struggles continue to be a part of the lending atmosphere, but they will be managed and eventually become less burdensome. Therefore, lending will continue. Whether or not it thrives will be up to your credit union and how well it adapts to the marketplace. Sounds simple enough, but without the proper research and preparation, your credit union’s home loan program could become stagnant or even shrink.Determining the future borrower starts with knowing about household growth. The growth of households is one of the most important predictors of potential home ownership gains. Knowing exactly who your borrowers are, what they need, and how to reach them will decide your success in lending. These facts about the growth of the marketplace suggest that credit unions need to get to know how to serve Hispanic consumers. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

TEACH Grants help teachers

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: Details As you’ve probably learned by now, school is expensive. You can imagine the number of financial headaches that come along with choosing to teach as your profession. The average teacher makes around $60K. That’s not very much. With so little income from so much time put into learning and spending, how can a teacher hope to pay back their student loans without making life uncomfortable? There is a solution, and it’s called a TEACH Grant.What is a TEACH GrantTEACH stands for Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education. It’s a grant that differs from an average grant, in that there are very specific requirements for you to receive it and maintain it. This means should you not maintain these requirements, the grant will convert to a student loan, and suddenly you must pay.How do I get it?In order to qualify for the grant, you must make sure you have a few things in order. First, make sure you are actually eligible for financial aid. Second, be enrolled in a school that has a TEACH Grant program. Obviously, you’ll need to enroll in the TEACH Grant program itself. Third, be in the “75th percentile on one or more portions of a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.” Fourth, get TEACH Grant counseling so you understand what’s required of you. Counseling needs to be completed each year you get the grant. Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.So, how much do I get?Ah, the most important question. The TEACH Grant offers up to “$4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.” This is according to the FSA (Federal Student Aid).What are my obligations?As stated before, should you not meet certain criteria, the grant will be turned into a loan. According to the FSA, you need to work four consecutive school years within eight years of your ceasing school. This is only for the schooling the grant was intended for. You can’t get the grant for math, for example, and then go into basket weaving. Where you teach must be considered a low-income school. The area you teach must be considered a high-need area. All this while, you must submit progress reports to ensure you’re doing what you’re supposed to.ConclusionWhile this isn’t a slam dunk, it is at least worth looking into if teaching is a direction you’re interested in or you know someone who is leaning towards that vocation. It might not cover everything, but it could help out a lot.last_img read more

As the U.S. divides over 2020 election, BU professor weighs in

first_img“Some great things happen when we work together and that kind of bi-partisanship it can’t go with the wind, we absolutely need to be thinking about that,” said Bailey. It’s certainly a different type of election year, sparking protests and backlash on both sides of the political aisle. Binghamton University professor and Director of the Harriet Tubman Center, Anne Bailey, said the biggest issue at hand right now is either side accepting a winner. “Are we willing, no matter whether you’re red or you’re blue or otherwise, to say these are the results, we’re going to accept them, as opposed to challenging them just for the sake of challenging them,” said Bailey. center_img She added that after results are finalized, it may be a challenge for democrats and republicans to being working together again. VESTAL (WBNG) — Many people are sounding off their opinons about the election on social media.last_img read more

Qearal Long Maxi Belted Dress Shows Just Enough Skin for the Fall

first_imgUs Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Wearing dresses in the fall is easier than you may think. Although it’s chillier outside, we can still find frocks that fit the season — and most importantly, keep Us warm. It’s all about looking for long sleeves and appropriate lengths when shopping for dresses during this time of year, and we just found one of our new favorites!- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Get the Qearal Women’s Fall Short 3/4 Sleeve Belted Dress for prices starting at just $9, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.This dress is available in 14 fabulous colors and prints. In terms of style, you can score it in the 3/4 length (which we strongly suggest for fall), or the short-sleeve length if you’re trying to upgrade your warm-weather wardrobe! The solid shades and popping patterns are equally gorgeous, so whichever option you select is a perfect pick!See it: Get the Qearal Women’s Fall Short 3/4 Sleeve Belted Dress for prices starting at just $9, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.Not what you’re looking for? Check out more styles from Qearal and shop all of the clothing, shoes and jewelry available at Amazon! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals here!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping! This dress from Qearal hits all the marks in terms of cold-weather style. Best of all, it’s a substantial garment that still leaves some room to show off a little skin!Qearal Women's Fall Short 3/4 Sleeve Belted DressQearal Women’s Fall Short 3/4 Sleeve Belted Dress AmazonSee it!Get the Qearal Women’s Fall Short 3/4 Sleeve Belted Dress for prices starting at just $9, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – This dress is long and incredibly comfortable to wear. It’s not skintight, but there’s a belt that cinches the waist and creates a flattering figure. If you want to glam it up a little, you can axe the belt that it comes with and opt for a sleek leather one instead! Either way, it’s bound to be a strong addition to your date night rotation.The slit is created due to the wrap-style of the skirt. The two layers overlap and drape down, and how much leg is visible depends on your pose. This is the standout detail, as the rest of the dress is fairly straightforward. The top features long sleeves that are 3/4 length, and it’s rounded off with a basic boatneck neckline. This allows the slit to truly shine, which any fashion fan can surely appreciate.Qearal Women's Fall Short 3/4 Sleeve Belted DressQearal Women’s Fall Short 3/4 Sleeve Belted Dress AmazonSee it!- Advertisement –last_img read more

Tonči Glavina appointed State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism

first_imgIn the closed part on the back session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia , Mr. Tonči Glavina was appointed State Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism.Tonči Glavina is the director of the Klis doo Business Incubator and co-owner of one of the largest Croatian tour operators for children and youth tourism and the first specialized youth hostel Eklata.Otherwise, each minister may have one or more state secretaries appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia on the proposal of the Prime Minister. The Secretary of State is accountable to the Minister and the Government for his work, and implements the established policy of the Government in one or more administrative areas for which he is responsible, in accordance with the orders of the Minister.last_img

Martin Odegaard intends to see out Real Sociedad loan spell amid transfer interest form Man Utd & Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Coral BarryThursday 3 Oct 2019 12:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link470Shares Odegaard is on a two-year loan spell at Real Sociedad (Picture: AP)‘I have had two seasons in a row where I’ve changed teams. To have some stability is good [and] this is a great club and hopefully we can get European football for next season.’AdvertisementAdvertisementLiverpool and Arsenal are also reported suitors of Odegaard, while Real Madrid are considering recalling the playmaker from his loan deal after a string of impressive performances.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOdegaard joined Real Madrid in 2015 as a teenager, but the loan spell at Real Sociedad is his third as a Real player.‘Of course I want to play there but I’m still young so I’m happy here at the moment,’ Odegaard said about his future. Advertisement Odegaard is being tracked by United, Arsenal and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Martin Odegaard tried to dampen transfer speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League by insisting he intends to stay at Real Sociedad for the entirety of his loan deal.Real Madrid shipped the young Norwegian to their La Liga rivals on a two-year loan deal and Odegaard has got off to a flying start with two goals and two assists in seven La Liga appearances.Manchester United are the latest side to be credited with an interest in Odegaard and the 20-year-old has now spoken out on his future.‘My intention is to stay [at Sociedad] two years and I think that’s important for me, too,’ said Odegaard.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Odegaard played down speculation about his future (Picture: Getty)‘I am here two years and after that we will see… Madrid will always sign good players, that’s important for the club, they want to be the best club in the world and that’s normal.‘I’m dreaming to be the best I can be. You never know what happens in football but my dream, and what I’m hoping for is to play for Madrid.’MORE: Unai Emery reveals where he wants to play Arsenal forward Gabriel MartinelliMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Martin Odegaard intends to see out Real Sociedad loan spell amid transfer interest form Man Utd & Arsenal Commentlast_img read more