Tesco workers shouldn’t lose Family Income Supplement, says O’Dea

first_imgBusinessNewsPoliticsTesco workers shouldn’t lose Family Income Supplement, says O’DeaBy Editor – February 24, 2017 741 Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Email Previous articleJobpath preventing people from taking workNext articleTalking Heads screening makes sense for Millennium Film Club Editor Twitter Willie O’Dea TDFianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has called upon the Minister for Social Protection to ensure that no Tesco worker loses their Family Income Supplement (FIS) as a result of engaging in legal, official strike action.“There is now a very real possibility of the Department of Social Protection cutting off Tesco workers’ FIS payment as a result of them withdrawing their labour on foot of a valid industrial relations dispute,” said Deputy O’Dea.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This would be a completely unfair and mean spirited move. I believe that there is scope under the current legislation for the Minister to direct that no such decision is made.“By engaging in strike action, the workers are already seeing a reduction in their take home pay; a cut to their FIS payment will devastate families. Those potentially affected by such a decision are the ones who can afford it the least that’s why they are in receipt of FIS in the first place.”“I am calling on Minister Varadkar to confirm that his Department will not allow FIS to be cut off for Tesco workers on strike. My party is willing to facilitate an amendment to the legislation if necessary. Workers should not lose out on the double if engaged in lawful, official strike action,” concluded O’Dea. Print Tesco to further support local communities in Limerick with Community Fund donation to support services during Covid-19 center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Dea criticizes new Government mortgage scheme TAGSDeputy Willie O’DeaMinister Leo Varadkartesco Alleyway to be closed due to anti-social behaviour Antisocial behaviour warnings slashed in Limerick Limerick plans for Lidl halted Animal Welfare sanctuary to benefit from Tesco fund last_img read more

Westport Winery Receives Five Medals at Northwest Wine Summit

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryThe Westport Winery is located just one hour west towards the sea and is the westernmost winery in the state.Westport Winery just received five medals at the Northwest Wine Summit held in Hood River, Oregon in 2013.Dawn Patrol, the winery’s raspberry Riesling, brought home a gold medal. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits Jimmy Doolittle VFW Post 3057 in Westport, Washington.Going Coastal, Little Wild, and Mermaid all earned silver medals. Going Coastal is a sparkling Gewurztraminer that benefits the YMCA of Grays Harbor. Little Wild is a blackberry Riesling benefiting the Grays Harbor and Pacific County Master Gardeners. Mermaid is the winery’s varietal Merlot benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Grays Harbor.True Blue, the winery’s fortified blueberry dessert wine was awarded a bronze medal. This wine benefits North Beach PAWS of Ocean Shores, Washington.Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport.Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com.last_img read more

Late-second miss proves costly for Bombers

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsA last-second miss from the charity stripe proved costly as the Rossland Royals edged the L.V. Rogers Bombers 33-32 in the battle for second spot at the Heritage City Classic Junior Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Hangar.After sinking the first of two free throws, Bomber captain Devyn Parker missed a crucial back end that could have tied the contest.The LVR players tried desperately to grab the rebound but the played ended in a jump ball and Rossland, with the possession arrow in the favour of the Royals, ran out the clock.“The tournament was a huge success,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson, still pleased despite the heartbreaking end to the two-day event.LVR opened the tournament with a 30-16 loss to J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail. The Silver City squad won all three games to clinch the Heritage City title.The Bombers rebounded in game two, dumping a feisty David Thompson Lakers team from Invermere 36-26 before dropping the one-point loss to Rossland.“I was extremely satisfied with the play of the “rookie” squad,” Gibson explained. “Jayden Roch, Kyley Mirva, Lynnea Carr, Marley Watt and Erica Augsten all had break out performances this weekend.”[email protected]last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson U15 Boys Selects

first_img“It was a very challenging weekend for us due to the number of players that we had missing with injuries or other commitments,” said coach Kerry Dyck.“Even though it was a small tournament, with only local teams, I was very proud of the effort and result, given the adversity the boys had to overcome to achieve it, and that we were playing up an age,” Dyck added.Dyck said this was the third tournament this season where we had to play up at U16, and in those three events we came away with one silver medal and two golds.Mallard’s Source for sports is a firm believer of giving its best at all times and would like to honour the Nelson Selects U15 Boys as Team of the Week.The team includes coach Kerry Dyck, Thomas Baxter, Ernesto Archambault, Liam Jones, Jacob Erickson, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Keanu Tromans, keeper Bradey Sookero, Ezra Foy, Jesse Thurston, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Aidan Mushumanski, Josh Yasek, and Jaden Dyck. It was a golden moment for the Nelson Selects U15 Boys at the inaugural Kootenay South Eye of the Storm tournament in Castlegar.Nelson Selects, playing up a division, outlasted their U16 rivals 5-3 to claim the gold medal in the U16 Boy’s Division Sunday in the Sunflower City.last_img read more

Ithala is working to build society

first_imgNo matter how small you start Ithala will help you improve your business. (Image: Media Club South Africa)The mandate of a government is to care for all the inhabitants of a country, but its job is made easier when partners come on board to help improve the nation.Ithala, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial development finance corporation, runs initiatives aimed at enterprise development and mentorship with a keen focus on youth and women. Its flagship programmes are: Siyasebenza, Imbokodo Iyazenzela and Inkunzi’sematholeni Youth in Business.SIYASEBENZASiyasebenza is Ithala’s newest initiative, comprising a holistic programme that builds enterprise development through outreach. Siyasebenza means “we are working” in isiZulu.The group believes that skills development coupled with financing can unleash the entrepreneurial capacity of those who have lacked access to mainstream business capital and services. Siyasebenza aims to facilitate business start-ups that will grow and be sustained to increase income and revitalise communities through job creation.Siyasebenza comprises a series of sub-programmes for the entrepreneur that empower, uplift and guide them on their journey. These include a School Nutrition Feeding Programme, Micro Finance Programme and Entrepreneur Development Workshops.Through the School Nutrition Feeding Programme, Ithala funds small, medium and micro enterprises and co-operatives that have been awarded contracts by the Department of Education to supply food to schools in KwaZulu-Natal.Through its Micro-Finance Programme, Ithala gives short-term liquidity funding of up to R500 000 to businesses that require it. The programme targets small and micro businesses operating their activities on an economical and sustainable scale. It is designed to get informal and micro-businesses to enter the formalised sector of the economy.Entrepreneur Development Workshops looks at business concept evaluation, training sessions for small, medium and micro enterprises and co-operatives, and motivational workshops.Through this campaign, Ithala explains, it seeks to uplift communities, empower entrepreneurs, support and guide the youth and promote skills development in an effort to contribute towards job creation and nation-building.Siyasebenza can play a key role in supporting job creation by building the capacity of enterprise development to help the previously disadvantaged take greater control of their economic lives, move out of poverty, and contribute to local community development.last_img read more

Dent Designs 10 x Handmade Ivory – You can pay a fortune for bridal hair accessories but these are excellent value for money

first_imgLove these hair grips – ive brought them fo rmy wedding and the quality is fantastic. There is no risk of the pearls falling off like with glued ones. My hair dresser is very impressed with them. Lovely product, beautifully presented, dispatched quickly. These small pretty pins arrived 3 days early. Quick arrival and good quality, these were beautifully packaged and looked lovely on my wedding day. I bought these to wear in my hair for my daughters wedding beautifully made and presented. These are really lovely hair pins. You can pay a fortune for bridal hair accessories but these are excellent value for money. They are beautifully made and presented as if they were a gift for someone, in a lovely box which was inside the cutest little floral jewellery bag. They also arrived very promptly. Great purchase and would highly recommend for a wedding. Heavenly and such Fantastic Value fab just what my daughter was looking for to wear SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-08-30 01:43:03Reviewed Item Dent Designs 10 x Handmade Ivory (creamrose Light) Pearl Wedding Hair PinsRating 4.3 / 5  stars, based on  17  reviews Handmade by Nicola Armstrong, these hair pins embellished with pearls from Swarovski I ordered these to wear in my hair to my daughters wedding. I had already looked at several pearl hair pins from ‘bridal stores’ and on ‘not on the high street’. There were lots on offer but they were very expensive and some even four times the price. So i was relieved when i came across these. They appeared to be of equal quality and design for a lot less money. I admit i was concerned as to whether they would be as good but i decided to take a risk because i didn’t want to pay a stupid prices especially as i wasn’t even sure at that stage how i was wearing my hair. I wanted to make sure i was covered for every eventuality so i also wanted to buy a pearl hair a comb and slide. I am so glad i took the plunge and ordered these. When i opened the parcel, they were so well presented in a pretty white box and when i opened the box i was thrilled because inside the hair pins were just beauty to behold. They were tied in two little clusters with ribbon bows just like in the picture. Arrived very quickly and presented in a beautiful box. These looked very pretty but i did have to push them back in my hair a view times, i wouldn’t use them as the pins to secure, just as decoration. Beautiful and excellent quality. Pearls are nice but the pins are so thin they bend easily while adjusting them in the hair. I even can’t imagine how to fix them just for decoration so tiny and thin pins are. Can’t use them, they are falling down from my head. Features of Dent Designs 10 x Handmade Ivory (creamrose Light) Pearl Wedding Hair PinsHandwired with 8mm PearlsPin are fine 5cm long standard hair pinsRecommended for decoration only and should only be used on hair that has been styled into a secure updo or similar. If your hair style is ‘loose’ or hair is very fine then these will not be suitableHandmade by Nicola Armstrong, these hair pins embellished with pearls from SwarovskiHandwired with 8mm Pearls Fab just what my daughter was looking for to wear in her hair for the prom they needed bending slightly to stop them falling out but overall great. These are absolutely beautiful and extremely well made. Cannot wait to see them in my bridesmaids hair. Five Stars Posted on August 30, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories PinsTags Dent Designs Recommended for decoration only and should only be used on hair that has been styled into a secure updo or similar. Pin are fine 5cm long standard hair pinslast_img read more

Choosing Exactly How Your Life is Difficult

first_imgLife is difficult and full of suffering. Survival itself comes with adversity. Success, by whatever measure you choose, is difficult, requiring time, energy, and competence—and perhaps a bit of good fortune. With all of this being true, you get to choose what kind of suffering you prefer.You might prefer healthy suffering, the kind that provides meaning, purpose, and a host of other rewards. Alternatively, you may prefer a type of suffering that produces only greater suffering.Unhealthy SufferingIf you develop the habits of laziness, sloth, procrastination, and a general lack of industriousness, you will surely suffer the outcomes those habits invariably produce. You will have too little of what you want, be worth too little to those who might provide you with opportunity, do too little of what needs to be done—when it needs to be done, and produce little.If you believe that other people are responsible for your current state, that they prevent you from having the things you want or need, or if you envy others who have more than you have and believe that life is inherently unfair, you will suffer without a positive change to the current state. The longer you carry these beliefs and the more they become embedded in your thinking, the more you will suffer. Your suffering will show up first as complaining, then negativity, then cynicism, and then nihilism (a chronic form of suffering).Wanting reality to be something different from what it is, believing the world should conform to what you consider to be ideal, or believing you are entitled to something without having worked to obtain it, will all cause you to suffer. Though you suffer, reality will not conform to your ideal, nor will anyone recognize your entitlement.Some try to avoid the forms of suffering by abusing drugs, alcohol, or other substances, leading only to new and greater forms of suffering, even if they experience momentary relief from their suffering. Some try to avoid work and cheat the system, only to suffer later after the discovery of their bad decision. Their low moral intelligence produced their suffering (even if that decision was a momentary lack of character and ethics). Still others seek comfort by breaking the commitments they make to the most important people in their lives, a pattern that not only creates suffering for them but causes others to suffer greatly.This is an unhealthy type of suffering, producing no benefit to the one who suffers.Healthy SufferingIt takes effort and energy to be industrious, to take the initiative, to fight the desire to seek comfort instead of exertion, and produce something of value in this world. It takes effort and energy, including doing things you don’t want to do when you don’t feel like doing them. It takes becoming a person of value, someone who produces outcomes others value enough to trade other things of value in order to obtain those outcomes. The suffering here is not only less than its opposite, but it also provides positive outcomes as a reward. The delayed-gratification while delayed, does show up eventually.Because of the way human beings develop, we don’t like to be responsible for our mistakes, our digressions, and our failures. As children, we lie about the missing cookies or the broken lamp. We make excuses as to why we fail the math exam. Much of what shows up in all forms of media provides a narrative that other people are to blame for your state. Believing that you are completely and entirely responsible for every aspect of your life is a difficult position to hold at best, and suffering at worst. However, the fact that you are responsible also comes with the benefit of being empowered to change what you want (or need) to change. That empowerment, when acted on, allows for the changes that improve your life wherever you decide to place your focus.Accepting reality isn’t easy, especially if you are an idealist. Even though life continues to improve for most of Earth’s population, there are still so many things that could use improvement—including too much unnecessary suffering. The choice to accept reality and to refuse to believe you are entitled to have things the way you want them is difficult. It is, however, the most realistic and fairest view of how things are better, but not good enough. Accepting reality opens the opportunity to make a difference and improve things when and where you can. Maybe you can’t eradicate malaria or polio, but you can help someone, and you can make a difference.Humans are easily tempted. They are tempted by food, drink, entertainment, distractions, and pleasure. Trading pleasure for meaning, purpose, and character means walking away from temptations of pleasure. As difficult as it is to push temptations away, that small suffering is nothing compared to the longer term—and much greater—suffering that follows consistently poor decisions.These are positive choices you can make to deal with difficulties and suffering.Life is full of difficult things and suffering. You can make positive choices about how you suffer and move towards a better life (even if not an easy one, and even if it is one where there are occasionally events that cause you great suffering). You might also make negative choices that seem to alleviate your suffering or discomfort, allowing you to avoid difficulties and discomfort now, only to suffer much more—and with much more significant consequences in the future. Essential Reading! 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Dasmariñas still not used to fanfare ahead of second crack at IBO title

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ View comments Michael Dasmariñas during his open workout at Kerry Sports in Taguig. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.betAll the media attention Michael Dasmariñas got on Wednesday reminded him of the last time he fought for a boxing crown.“It was nothing like this,” a smiling Dasmariñas told INQUIRER.net in Filipino during a press conference at Kerry Sports in Shangri La at the Fort in Taguig.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Paul Lee doubling efforts on both ends as Magnolia heads to semis Read Next Dasmariñas, the Camarines Sur native, thinks the fight is a tossup, although he believes he has the advantage when it comes to punching power.“We’re both volume punchers and we’re almost equal in speed but he doesn’t hit that hard,” said Dasmariñas, who started boxing when he was nine years old in Bicol and decided to continue his boxing career in Manila at 18 after he graduated high school.His trainer and former Filipino world champion Tacy Macalos also sees Dasmariñas’ power and footwork as his edge.Macalos said Dasmariñas also has to embrace the underdog label and use it to his advantage.“It will serve as a challenge and motivation for him to work much harder and win the title,” Macalos said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Dasmariñas, who is in the second of his four-fight contract with Ringstar Boxing, dropped a close decision to Lwandile Sityatha of South Africa for the same belt in the super flyweight division in 2014. Dasmariñas, who is tipped to become the next Filipino world champion, should get used to the fanfare especially if he beats Karim Guerfi of France for the vacant International Boxing Organization world bantamweight title on April 20 in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 25-year-old Dasmariñas (27-2, 18 KOs) knows Guerfi, who is the No. 4 fighter in the WBC ranking, is a quality opponent.“He’s not a nobody. He’s ahead of me in the WBC ranking and he also has a good record like me,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosalast_img read more

Phelps Readies For Pan Pacific

first_imgGOLD COAST, Australia — Michael Phelps got a confronting reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships this week.“Wow, you’re really setting the bar high for me!” the most decorated swimmer of all time joked in reply.Sitting beside him at a news conference, Phelps’ long-time coach Bob Bowman chipped in: “Reality check there.”The Pan Pacs start Aug. 21 and run through the weekend. It’s stage two of Phelps’ comeback from retirement — the first was qualifying for the U.S. team.Now Bowman is predicting Phelps will lower his best times in his butterfly, medley and freestyle, saying the challenge of going faster was the only reason the 18-time Olympic champion came back to the sport.Phelps qualified by finishing second in the 200-meter medley and the 100 butterfly at the U.S. nationals, and will be swimming in his first international meet since coming out of retirement four months ago with the aim of competing again at the world titles and Olympics.Only the top two swimmers from each country qualify for the finals, so Phelps is going to be under pressure from his American teammates in the morning preliminaries, and from the best swimmers from Australia, Japan, Canada, Brazil and other Pacific countries in the evening finals.He’ll start with the 100 freestyle on Aug. 22, which will feature seven Americans in the heats. He’ll also contest the 100 butterfly, the 200 medley and potentially some relays.Phelps didn’t win any of his four events at the U.S. nationals, although his times in the 200 IM and the butterfly were both among the fastest three in the world this year.He was unhappy with his freestyle, where his finish let him down. He said it was the kind of mistake an 11-year-old would make.Phelps, who won eight of his 18 Olympic gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, said he was “kind of rusty on judging the speed going into my walls,” and described his turns as “awful.”“Those were the big things that I guess I forgot how to do,” he said. “Not winning, it is what it is — I hate to lose — but I always do understand it’s not going to come back instantly.“I would rather have those instances now than farther down the road. World championships is next year … Olympics the year after that. Hopefully I’ll be able to fix the things now.”The U.S. team had a setback ahead of the competition, with Olympic and world champion Missy Franklin in doubt after hurting her back in training.Team USA spokesman Scott Leightman said Franklin had back spasms during practice Aug. 19. The 19-year-old Franklin was resting at the team hotel after medical staff controlled the spasms and issued a statement later saying she was feeling better with every hour and still hopeful of competing.Leightman said Franklin, who won both the 100- and 200-meter backstroke at the 2012 Olympics and claimed six golds at the world championships last year, would be re-evaluated before the preliminaries of the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle on Aug. 22.The Australian team is primed for a big performance at home after a winning the swimming competition at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.The competition will be held outdoors at the Gold Coast Aquatic Center, site of the 2018 Commonwealth Games swimming, and rain forecast for later in the week is giving swimmers something extra to think about.Phelps said it would be a novel experience for him. His friend and long-time rival, Ryan Lochte, said he grew up in Florida and was used to competing in rain.“You have to prepare yourself for the worst-case scenario. The coaches told us about the weather conditions — we’re all prepared for it,” he said.Lochte and Phelps have long dominated the 200 IM, but aren’t even seeded No. 1 at the Pan Pacs. Japan’s Kosuke Hagino has the fastest time of the year and his teammate Diaya Seto is also a contender.“It’s no longer just me and Michael. It’s definitely become a bigger event, and bigger race,” Lochte said.If Franklin is ruled out, more attention on the U.S. women’s team will center on 17-year-old Katie Ledecky, who broke the 400 freestyle world record at the nationals and now holds world marks in the 400, 800 and 1,500.“I can improve. I got some good work in after nationals. I’m really excited to see what I can do here,” Ledecky said.(JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

22 days agoCrouch questions Liverpool nerves after RB Salzburg win

first_imgCrouch questions Liverpool nerves after RB Salzburg winby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Crouch has questioned Liverpool’s nerves after Wednesday’s 4-3 win over RB Salzburg in the Champions League.The European champions blew a three-goal lead at Anfield when Erling Braud Haaland equalised for the visitors.And Crouch says the performance was “absolutely mental” from his former side.”It was mental, absolutely mental,” Crouch said on BT Sport.”Liverpool were flying, playing some of the best attacking football I have seen from them this season. And then the second half, I don’t even know where to begin. 3-3, I just couldn’t have seen it, and then Salah pops up with the winner.”An incredible match, highly entertaining, but for the wrong reasons for Liverpool in the end. They got a bit nervy Liverpool, you have to say.”Once the first goal went in, then the second, Fabinho, whose normally so calm on the ball, was passing it out of play, they weren’t as intricate as they were in the first half.”So it definitely affected them but the fourth goal killed them off and then they controlled the game and managed it out.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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