Dell money must not be eaten in administration

first_imgTwitter Previous article‘Yes’ to rate drop and ‘no’ to service chargesNext articleDeath of missionary priest, Father Aengus Finucane admin A MEETING to discuss the administration of the recently announced 15 million euro payment for redundant Dell workers, has been arranged by the Labour MEP for Munster, Alan Kelly.The meeting will also include officials from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said the purpose is to examine how exactly the fund will be administered and to clarify the benefits it will bring to the former plant workers.“It is hoped that Dell workers can be represented on any committee that is administering the fund and it is important to remember that the money is not yet cleared by the European Parliament and the Council, but I expect it to be and will be lobbying to ensure it is,” he said.Emphasising that the money must be used for the benefit of the workers in areas of retraining and re-education, the MEP cautioned against it being “eaten up in administration”.Commenting on the importance of the fund for the Mid West region, Mr Kelly said the region is currently on its knees and it is vital to make the very most of every single cent from the fund. NewsLocal NewsDell money must not be eaten in administrationBy admin – October 8, 2009 727 Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Print Email Facebooklast_img read more

Hidden Art: The Ashmolean’s Print Room

first_imgby Elle Graham-DixonA dusty A4 sheet of paper is the only indication that the Ashmolean even has a print room. Its doors spend most of their time locked and even an art enthusiast would be forgiven for being oblivious to its presence.There is no doubt that the print room is a deliberately hidden treasure. It contains an unequalled collection of prints from Great Masters such as Raphael, Michelangelo and Hogarth, interspersed with lesser-known illustrations of social history. This is no ordinary museum space; its hushed interior is more akin to a Bodleian reading room than anything else.The prints here have been almost entirely left out of the merry-go-round of large-scale exhibitions that engage with a wider public. In terms of aesthetics and conservation, blockbuster shows would not be the right context for these works. Easily damaged by light and humidity, this archive of drawings, prints and sketches has been treated with respect for their fragility.The print room gives you the opportunity to engage with these works up close and unframed. A Leonardo drawing of a young girl and a unicorn, executed with economy of line can be placed in a well-lit room in front of you for your own personal viewing. An invaluable experience like this is a world away from the treatment of his drawings at the recent British Museum exhibition, where they were placed under high security for good reason.The room contains prints and drawings from the fifteenth century up to the present day. It ranges from topographical maps of Oxford to the collection that Ruskin himself used as lecture aids in the 1870s. Of particular interest are the Hogarth prints and other eighteenth century caricatures. It was at this point that the reproductive potential of the print was first truly exploited. Looking at this work gives us a peek into an early form of our own culture of mass-produced images.The original prints of The Harlot’s Progress (Hogarth) are fantastically detailed and rarely reproduced to actual size. At such close quarters we can access wonderful details, such as a background prostitute winking out at us, or a small black cat sniffing under the harlot’s skirt. The increased circulation of images like these helped to forge a mass media less under the thumb of the censors.  The print has a different quality to great paintings. It is designed to speak directly to the public; up close and unframed or reproduced in a newspaper. Even decorative prints were often seen more as personal works of art, souvenirs for nostalgia. Prints are more often illustrations of narratives than self-sufficient works of art. The success of images such as The Harlot’s Progress lie in their ability to relay the stories within them. To facilitate this, the print room provides the equivalent of a pictorial reading room, the catalogue: a library of hidden treasure at your disposal.last_img read more

ECA finds Chinese partners, avoids bankruptcy for now and plans to restart seaplane business

first_imgThe company Europski obalni prijevoznik, which is one step closer to bankruptcy, received a decision from the Commercial Court in Split to postpone the opening of bankruptcy proceedings until 21 September. The court gave the state authorities time to respond to a letter of intent sent by the Chinese to Minister Oleg Butkovic on June 8 to Chinese investors, Star Jet, which is interested in settling ECA’s debts and restarting the seaplane business next season. transmits the magazine Lider. The letter states that Star Jet will invest 15 million euros in the next two to three years, provided that the new company it plans to establish in Croatia will receive 13 ECA concessions on water airports, given by the port authorities for ten years. Given that there is a restriction in the EU that non-European companies involved in air transport cannot have more than a 49 percent stake, Star Jet would enter the project with the German company Otago, which also addresses state bodies. sent a confirmation that it is interested in participating financially and in ownership in the project.Thus, the story of seaplanes connecting Croatian islands with the coast may come to life again.On the other hand, the Croatian tourist offer is finally richer for the helicopter transport service. Namely, the company Helitours from Slovenia, has enriched our tourist offer for luxury tourism with helicopter transport, and whose helicopters are currently positioned on the islands of Brač and Mali Lošinj, thus covering our entire coast, and even connecting the transport of people from / to Zagreb, which is certainly excellent news for our tourism. Read more about the helicopter rental service in Croatia HERElast_img read more

Konta first British woman to make French Open semis since 1983

first_imgBy Ossian ShinePARIS, France (Reuters) – Jo Konta cantered into the semi-finals of the French Open yesterday, blitzing American Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-4 to become the first British woman into the last four in Paris since 1983.It was a brutal performance, but one that left her feeling light of spirit: “I think happy more than anything,” she smiled.“I feel just really happy. Yeah, happy, I think, is the main word, main feeling. I feel really pleased with just how I dealt with the conditions out there and just how I gave myself space to play. I thought I played the game, which I was just really pleased with. Just happy.”Swinging freely, the 28-year-old pummelled groundstrokes past her opponent to secure the victory in a little over an hour.Konta, who had never won a match here before this year, will face either Petra Martic or Marketa Vondrousova for a spot in the final.“I’ve always said that whenever I step out onto the court, I’m always going to have a chance,” Konta said.“I’m always going to have a shot. I don’t think any player on tour can go on court against me and feel like they’ve definitely got it.“I definitely back myself and my ability that way.”The last British woman to reach the final in Paris was Sue Barker, who lifted the trophy in 1976.Stephens refused to rule Konta out as a champion.“I think any of the people left in the tournament can win the tournament. I think she played really well today. Obviously it only gets tougher from here. Yeah, I think anyone that’s left can win the tournament,” she said.last_img read more

Brandon Ingram can lead Lakers by being ‘quiet alpha’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAs a more diversified scorer, as a defender. And, perhaps most critically, as a leader.“You can see it when you’re around him every day,” Walton said. “You see how the guys react to him. … That comes from being a leader. They look at him and they get confidence from him when he’s playing well. When we need a bucket, they call his number out there to get him the ball.”No, Ingram is not the kind of player who will scream at his teammates or motivate vocally. But Coach Luke Walton says Ingram does not need to become a Russell Westbrook or Draymond Green type of leader for the rest of the Lakers to follow him.“You can definitely be a quiet alpha,” Walton said.The comparison who came to mind for the Lakers coach was his point guard in college at Arizona: Jason Gardner . The Lakers star forward smirked and shook his head before bending over in laughter.“Brandon Ingram’s new movie,” Kyle Kuzma said, “‘Slender Man,’ coming soon.”Kuzma’s shaky cell phone video, shared on social media, then panned to the promotional poster for an upcoming horror film, then back to Ingram and Lonzo Ball, as the young Lakers triumvirate visited a movie theater in Oklahoma City earlier this week.While Ingram’s frame remains lean, and a constant source of amusement for his teammates, the second-year small forward has really filled out this season. “He was the only guy on our team who didn’t talk,” Walton said. “He was the leader of our group there.”Ingram has often spoken up after bad losses, taking accountability for the Lakers’ performances. After the Lakers met as a team amid a nine-game losing streak, no player spoke out as forcefully about their need to listen to each other – and for the coaches to listen to the players – than Ingram.“I’ve seen him get loud at times,” Walton said, “and I think when he does speak up, guys really do listen because it doesn’t happen often.”Ingram is one of several Lakers dealing with injuries. He is listed as questionable to play Friday against Indiana after tweaking the sprained left ankle that he first suffered in Saturday’s overtime victory in Dallas.LET THE ACHILLES HEALThe first encouraging sign after Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left the Lakers’ loss in Oklahoma City came at halftime, when the veteran guard returned to the court to put up shots and test his sore Achilles.That, at least, indicated he had not torn the tendon.“I don’t think you can shoot on a torn Achilles,” Walton said.Well, unless you are …“Unless you are Kobe Bryant,” Walton said, “then you can make some free throws.”Despite that initial positive sign, the team’s starting shooting guard was ruled out for Friday’s game against the Pacers. He was limping in the locker room late Wednesday and received treatment from team trainers on Thursday.Caldwell-Pope will be held out along with starting point guard Lonzo Ball, who will miss his third consecutive game with a sore left knee. The Lakers are 0-8 in games without Ball this season.Ingram is questionable against the Pacers, as is Kyle Kuzma, who suffered a sprained joint in his left hand.Caldwell-Pope, who averages 13.7 points, suffered the injury when he and Westbrook vied for a loose ball, with Westbrook rolling onto Caldwell-Pope’s lower leg.“Hopefully it’s short term,” Caldwell-Pope said after the Lakers’ 24-point loss.IN A HAYESThe Lakers plan to sign G-League star Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract this week, bringing in a player who has spent time in the Lakers locker room – just not with the Lakers.When Hayes and the Wisconsin Badgers appeared at Staples Center in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament in 2015, Hayes made waves on social media by celebrating the discovery that he had been assigned Kobe Bryant’s locker.There will be no chance of him getting his old locker back, however. Ingram famously occupies Bryant’s old station in the locker room.A 6-foot-8 forward, Hayes appeared in 30 games this season with the Westchester Knicks, averaging 14.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and more than two 3-poitners per game.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more