Urban Co-Op seminar

first_imgNewsUrban Co-Op seminarBy John Keogh – July 11, 2014 489 Facebook Print  THE Limerick Community Grocery urban co-op, in conjunction with the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn USA, is hosting an urban cooperative seminar and workshop in Limerick City of Culture HQ this Saturday, July 12 from 10.30am to 5pm.The seminar will discuss the most appropriate urban cooperative model for Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Community Grocery was set up in 2013 to provide wholesome food at affordable prices in an open, transparent and co-operative environment.Membership is open to the public and is based on one member one vote.The seminar will also explore Limerick Community Grocerys’ commitment to generating livelihoods through urban agriculture and community gardening initiatives.Attendance at the seminar and workshops is free but prior registration is essential.Register at: www.eventbrite.ie/o/limerick-community-grocery-ltd-6773844299 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSLimerick co-op Email Linkedin Twitter Previous articleLimerick bucks the trend with increased unemploymentNext articleWriters on the lookout for Limerick’s oldest lady John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

HR put in the firing line with RUC appointment

first_img Previous Article Next Article It won’t be easy. He will have to bring down absence ratesfrom the current 10 per cent. He will have to restructure the force during aperiod when the RUC will be losing up to 90 officers a month. And thedifficulties are compounded by the fact that every move the RUC makes is donein the full glare of the media. While Joe Stewart is unlikely to find himself the target ofa pipe bomb, he could be in the firing line in other ways. The huge task ofreforming the RUC into an organisation with support from both sides of Ulster’ssectarian divide is predominantly an HR challenge. Successful reform willdepend on making drastic changes to recruitment, training and work culture inan organisation where currently less than 10 per cent of officers are Catholics. HR put in the firing line with RUC appointmentOn 11 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. But Stewart and his colleagues will have the satisfaction ofknowing they are helping to make history. Stewart has an opportunity to showwhat HR is all about and everyone in the profession will want to wish himsuccess. Comments are closed. It sounds like a job from hell. The first civilian head ofHR stepped into the breach at the Royal Ulster Constabulary in the same weekthat the world’s media were dominated by pictures of children caught up inviolent protests over a route to school. A lot of HR chiefs talk about overhauling corporate cultureas if it were a matter of life and death, but in Stewart’s case this is noexaggeration. Stewart acknowledges himself that changes to work culture at theRUC are vital to the success of the peace process. His planned comprehensivereview of HR will have a direct impact on the safety of officers and theirability to protect both sides of the community. If ever there was ademonstration of the crucial role of HR this is it. last_img read more

UW players to watch in 2010

first_imgWithout a doubt, UW’s brightest star is tailback John Clay. He’s also one of their biggest. At over 250 pounds, the junior regularly plows through defenders, but maintains the breakaway ability to take it the distance on any given play. Clay earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors last season after compiling 1,517 yards and 18 touchdowns, and the spotlight will once again be focused on the bruising back. With all five starters on the offensive line returning and a wealth of experience under his belt, Clay should produce another tremendous season on the ground for the run-happy Badgers and perhaps earn an invite to the Heisman Trophy presentation at season’s end.Scott Tolzien – Sr., quarterback, No. 16 With some newcomers debuting on the defensive line, UW is lucky to have J.J. Watt ready to lead the way. The overpowering defensive end is hard to miss – listed at 6-foot-6 and 285-pounds. However, the junior has quickness off the ball and brute strength, and he will be counted on to be a disruptive force on the line of scrimmage for the Badger defense after recording 15.5 tackles for loss in 2009. After that breakthrough season, look for Watt to wreak havoc in opponent’s backfields and make big plays week in and week out this fall.Chris Borland – Soph., linebacker, No. 44 When the UW offensive coordinator Paul Chryst needs a big play through the air, he’ll look no further than No.1. Nick Toon has all the physical tools to be a dominant wideout – soft hands, a 6-foot 3 frame, terrific speed and the leaping ability to make jaw-dropping catches. Toon reeled in 54 catches for over 800 yards last season and the junior appears ready to burst onto the scene as one of the conference’s top receivers this fall.J.J. Watt – Jr., defensive end, No. 99 Running backs tend to get the headlines here in Madison, but a potent aerial attack should be in full force with returning starter Scott Tolzien under center. Tolzien was the surprise winner of the starting job last fall, but after breaking the UW record for completions in a season and leading the team to 10 wins, no one doubts Wisconsin’s signal caller. Tolzien shows toughness and grit, taking hits to complete clutch throws, but he struggled in big games, throwing costly picks against Ohio State and Iowa. It’s been years since UW had an established returning starter at the quarterback position and if Tolzien can cut down on the interceptions, he could produce one of the best seasons for a Badger QB in recent memory.Lance Kendricks – Sr., tight end, No. 84 Have you ever seen someone get hit so hard that the decal on the side of their helmet flew off? Badger fans have seen it with their own eyes thanks to the one and only Jay Valai. Standing at 5-foot-9 Valai is known as one of the Big Ten’s hardest hitters and opponents are always well aware of his presence on the field. The energetic, smack-talking Valai brings a lot of personality and physicality to the UW secondary. And he’ll be the first to tell you.center_img You never know what kind of production you’re going to get from a true freshman, but it didn’t take long for the UW coaches to realize they had something special in Chris Borland. After posting 54 tackles, 5 sacks, and forcing and recovering three fumbles, Borland was named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year. The multi-talented Borland was a sparkplug on defense, but he also returned six kickoffs and even hit three extra points when UW had some kicking issues in its game against Hawaii. Not bad for a freshman.Jay Valai – Sr., safety, No. 2 Any program that has Big Ten title aspirations needs star power. And entering the 2010-2011 season, it’s safe to say Bret Bielema and the Wisconsin Badgers have plenty of it.UW has tremendous depth and experience returning this fall, but there is a select group of Badgers that will be counted on to deliver in big ways.Here is a rundown of the seven Badgers you must know before entering the gates of Camp Randall Stadium.John Clay – Jr., running back, No. 32 The Badgers churn out NFL-caliber tight ends on a regular basis, and Lance Kendricks is next in line. A converted wide receiver, Kendricks has tremendous athleticism and reliable hands that make him a nightmare for opposing defenses. And after years in the UW program, the senior has developed into a physical blocker. Having recorded over 100 yards receiving in last season’s Champs Sports Bowl victory over Miami, Kendricks is primed for a big season as UW’s go-to target on third downs and in the red zone.Nick Toon, Jr., wide receiver, No.1last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTuesday Health: Bereavement support group What: A grief support afternoon group sponsored by Kaiser Permanente meets in the second-floor conference room. The group is open to the community as well as to members of Kaiser Permanente. There is no fee for attending. The groups are facilitated by trained bereavement volunteers provided by the Kaiser Permanente Hospice Department. For more caring support or information, call the Bereavement Line at 818-375-3528. Registration is not required. When: 4-5:30 p.m. Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Thursday Nightlife: Teen game night What: Teens are invited to test their skills and expertise on checkers, chess and other board games the last two Thursdays of each month. Call (661) 259-8942. When: 6:30-8 p.m. Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Health: MS specialist to speak What: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will present neurologist David Brandes, the director of the Northridge MS Clinic. He will talk about Tysabri, the latest drug treatment for MS as well as answering other MS-related questions. Brandes is an assistant clinical professor at UCLA and an expert in the area of MS. This is a free program. Call Jon May at (661) 945-9111 to register for this program. When: 6:30-8 p.m. Where: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus Meetings: All Valley LeTip meets What: The local All Valley LeTip Business Referral Group is a group of local professionals that is dedicated to helping its members grow their businesses. The group meets every Thursday morning for breakfast at Marie Callender’s on The Old Road. Meetings conclude by around 8:20 a.m. Come for a free breakfast and bring some business cards to pass around. There is no pressure to join. Visit www.AllValleyLeTip.com or call Lisa Eichman at (661) 297-3333 or Robert Mansour at (800) 799-7449. When: 7 a.m. Where: Marie Callender’s restaurant Saturday Day activities: Animal presentation What: See, learn and ask questions about live native animals of the area every Saturday at the Nature Center. For information, call (661) 259-7721. The Placerita Canyon Nature Center building will be closed for construction; the temporary office will be open and operating during normal business hours: 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All trails will be open as usual, and park hours will remain sunrise to sunset. The campground will be closed during this construction period. Many of the usual programs will be presented in the outdoor amphitheater, and appropriate clothing during all types of weather is recommended (i.e. jackets, hats, loose-fitting and light-color clothing, umbrellas, rain gear, etc.). When: 1-2 p.m. Where: Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall April 1 Day activities: Birds of Prey presentation What: A Birds of Prey presentation will be offered the first Sunday of each month. Meet at the park office. For information, call (661) 268-0840. When: 11 a.m. Where: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce Charity: Vine 2 Wine What: Betty Ferguson Foundation’s Vine 2 Wine features wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, art sale and 50/50 raffle. Call today to order your tickets by credit card; (661) 702-8712. Tickets are $45 each. All proceeds go to benefit the women and youth programs. When: 1-4 p.m. Where: Bridgeport Lake Club, 27002 Edgewater Lane, Valencia 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Where: Santa Clarita Medical Offices, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia Wednesday Day activities: Pirate story time What: Avast, ye land lubbers! Come enjoy stories and fun with a pirate theme. For information, call (661) 259-8942. When: 3:30 p.m. last_img read more