Closure of ESB plants may impact over 4,000 jobs – Naughten

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – November 9, 2019 AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Previous articleWe have a ‘do-nothing dail’ – HowlinNext articleMixed fortunes for Donegal boxers in national senior championships News Highland The closure of two ESB power stations in the midlands is as bad for rural Ireland as Google pulling out of Dublin.That’s according to former environment minister Denis Naughten, after the ESB announced it’s shutting the Shannonbridge and Lanesboro plants next year.It says they’re no longer viable because planners rejected a proposal for them to switch from peat to biomass.Denis Naughten says it’s a disaster for the 80 staff.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Closure of ESB plants may impact over 4,000 jobs – Naughten Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Training overhaul for construction in safety upgrade

first_img Comments are closed. Training in the construction industry is to be radically overhauled to meetnew health and safety targets. A report by the Health & Safety Executive calls for a 50 per centreduction in the number of work days lost through work-related ill-health and injuryby 2009/10 and a 66 per cent drop in fatalities and major injuries in the sameperiod. Progress with Implementation of the Construction Summit Action Plansconcludes that “nothing short of a fundamental culture change will deliverresults”. To achieve the targets employers are being encouraged to access and certifythe competencies of their workforce through a safety passport scheme thatinvolves training and continuous assessment. A health and safety test formanagers and supervisors is also being proposed. A taskforce has been set up along with a performance measurement system totrack progress. Kevin Myers, chief inspector of construction at the HSE, said: “Theultimate measure of success will be a significant and sustained reduction infatalities, injuries and ill-health.” Training overhaul for construction in safety upgradeOn 26 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Opoku Agyemang to miss Congo clash after losing passport

first_imgGhana midfielder Opoku Agyemang cannot make it for this weekend’s qualifier against Congo after ”mysteriously” losing his passport.The Al Ahli player was scheduled to leave Qatar on Thursday morning to join his team mates in Nairobi, Kenya but was shocked to learn that he has misplaced his travelling document.Agyemang was barred from travelling early this week and was asked to play in a crucial game for his club on Wednesday’s before leaving but his dream has fizzled into thin air.“I have asked the Police and Immigration officials who prevented me from travelling on Tuesday but there’s still no response,” Agyemang told“Initially I thought I left it in my money bag but I have searched everywhere and can’t find it. I have also contacted the taxi drivers; maybe I left it in one of the them on my way back home after I was frustrated at the airport.”He added: “I have spoken to Fred Pappoe (Ghana FA Vice president) and we are looking at other options.” Agyemang was expected to join Goran Stevanovic’s troops on Thursday morning.The team will leave Kenya on Saturday morning for Brazzaville.The 21-year-old has not played for Ghana since February last year after an eight-month spell on the sidelines due to a knee injury.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more