Banned RBS director sets up advice firm

first_imgSunday 15 August 2010 10:56 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndo Banned RBS director sets up advice firm KCS-content whatsapp Sharecenter_img whatsapp A FORMER RBS director and right hand man of Sir Fred Goodwin has set up his own business advisory firm, following his agreement with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) never to return to banking. Johnny Cameron registered Caps Advisory as a business on 19 July, two months after he agreed not to perform any “significant influence function” at a City firm or work full-time in financial services. The FSA said in May it would permit Cameron to take up part-time consultancy work, provided it does not include financial services activities. Cameron would not say whether the watchdog included this caveat with his new business in mind. He said he intended to use his experience of the financial world to advise business heads and board members, but stressed his work is not connected to financial services. “I’m not planning to return to the City at all, and I don’t want to fan the flames of interest. It’s just a tiny bit of consultancy work that I hope to do,” he told City A.M. yesterday. He said he has lined up the firm’s first client for September, but declined to provide further details. He admitted in May that, as an RBS director, he takes “a share of responsibility” for the near-collapse in 2008, and said he would not seek another managerial role in the industry. He headed the RBS investment banking division from 2001 until the bank’s government bailout seven years later. The FSA did not find that Cameron made any regulatory breaches, and he did not admit any impropriety. However, the watchdog said at the time: “On the basis of the information available to it, the FSA believes that Cameron would not meet its current standards for approval for a significant influence function.”Since leaving RBS in January 2009, Cameron has attempted several returns to the City. The watchdog blocked his efforts to take up a role at advisory firm Greenhill while its investigation was ongoing. He left headhunter Odgers Berndtson after UK Financial Investments, which manages the government’s 83 per cent stake in RBS, withdrew a lucrative contract it held with the firm. Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Swazi Spa Holdings ( 2007 Annual Report

first_imgSwazi Spa Holdings ( listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Swazi Spa Holdings ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swazi Spa Holdings ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swazi Spa Holdings (  2007 annual report.Company ProfileSwaziland Holdings Limited (Swazispa) owns and operates leading hotels, casinos and entertainment facilities in Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland. The company operates through three wholly-owned subsidiaries; Ezulwini Properties (Proprietary) Limited, Manzane Estates Limited and Spa Financing Company Limited. Brands in its portfolio include the Royal Swazi Sun, the Lugogo Sun and Ezulwini Sun. Swazispa is a subsidiary of Sun International Limited. Swaziland Spa Holdings is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. ( HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgMetal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. ( in the past 12 months, as of 1st May 2021, is US$11.41K (ZMW239.72K). An average of US$951 (ZMW19.98K) per month.Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc Interim Results for the Half Year DocumentCompany ProfileMetal Fabricators of Zambia Plc (ZAMEFA) manufactures and markets copper rods and copper and aluminium electrical conductors in Zambia and for international export. ZAMEFA partners with CBI-Electrical Cable Group, CBI-Electrical Power Installations, CBI-Electrical African Cables and Tank Industries to sell its range of low- and medium-voltage power cables, general insulated wires, aluminium overhead conductors and copper conform products. The company also manufactures and markets telecommunication cables; this division operates as a subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Africa Cable Corporation. ZAMEFA is a subsidiary of Reunert Limited; a South African company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reunert International Investments (Mauritius) Limited. The holding company has extensive interests in the fields of electrical engineering, information and communications technology, and applied electronics. Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

50 years ago Black GIs at Fort Hood jailed for protesting riot-control duty

first_imgFrom left, PFC Ernest Bess, attorney Michael Kennedy, PFC Guy Smith, SP4 Albert Henry, PVT Ernest Frederick, SGT Robert Rucker, and SP4 Tollie Royal. The six GIs faced a general court-martial for the Aug. 23, 1968 gathering. Fort Hood, Texas.Anger radiated through the barracks in 1968 as orders reached the Black troops of the 1st Armored Division that they would be sent to Chicago on riot-control duty at the Democratic National Convention.GIs spread a message throughout Fort Hood, Texas, on Aug. 23: They would meet on the grassy area at the main intersection of the fort to start an all-night discussion.More than 100 African-American GIs showed up to plan what to do. It was more than a rap session. It was a protest. To the generals and colonels whose orders must be obeyed, it was mutiny.Some of the GIs had won medals for bravery. Some had been wounded. After a year of heavy combat in Vietnam, the fed-up Black troops were outraged at being ordered to occupy African-American neighborhoods in Chicago.The near-uprising at Fort Hood followed rebellions at two military prisons in Vietnam that August 50 years ago. It was another sign that the Pentagon faced a serious problem that rank-and-file servicemen and servicewomen were refusing to cooperate with the war against Vietnam or play a repressive role against Black rebellions within the United States.The following are excerpts from an article and a letter in the Sept. 18, 1968, issue of The Bond, the monthly newspaper of the American Servicemen’s Union, reporting on these events. The ASU had been founded nine months earlier to organize GIs to fight imperialist war and racism from within the U.S. military.Black GIs at Fort Hood Refuse ‘Riot Control’Fort Hood, Texas — Mass resistance by Black GIs here has shaken the Army. On the night of August 23 nearly a hundred Black GIs massed at a main intersection on the post in protest against being used as a part of so-called “riot control” — actually repression of their own people. (Fort Hood troops were being ordered to Chicago.) They refused to leave the intersection in spite of the pleas of their commanding general.At dawn, 43 were arrested. The men began gathering at 9 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at 65th and Central to protest the use of federal troops in Chicago and to protest against racism. When news of the mass protest reached the startled ears of General Boles of the first Armored Division, he came out personally at about midnight to plead — not to order but to plead —  with the men to disperse. They refused.Then, fearing the massive support that these protesters had from the rank and file throughout the post, the nervous general said that they could stay there all night without repercussions. He even raised his right hand and swore to this concession with eight other brass hats (eight colonels) as witnesses, but he refused to sign a paper to that effect as suggested by some of the men. The men stayed.At 5:45 a.m., Lt. Col. Kulo, the post provost marshal, announced: “I want you all to go back to the barracks.” They did not leave.At 5:58 a.m., Kulo threatened: “I’m asking you to leave now. Otherwise MPs will take you in.”The bugle sounded. Sixty MPs marched up and took 43 men away for “failure to report” (for reveille) — Article 86. In the stockade while the men were waiting to contact lawyers, they were asked if they wanted chow. Since they wanted to hold all moves until they had arranged to see lawyers, they didn’t go.MPs were then marched in and the captain told [the Black soldiers] to get up and go to the mess hall. Nobody moved. The demand was for lawyers first. The MPs were then unleashed: punching, hitting the seated men with their nightsticks. Several men were injured and were refused medical help.Then the Army tried the soft sell: providing cigarettes, food and beds. But the demand was still, no move until legal aid was allowed. A GI who had received a decoration for heroism in Vietnam was suffering from a kidney problem caused by wounds. He was denied medical care. Another member of the group was also denied medical attention at this time.Eight of the men have been charged with violation of Article 90 (disobeying a legal order), which calls for a general court-martial [for serious charges with sentences greater than six months]. Thirty-four are facing a special court-martial. One was acquitted.Legal help was arranged by the American Servicemen’s Union. Lawyers for the general courts-martial are being provided by the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee and the Workers Defense League. The 34 special courts-martial defendants are being represented by attorneys from the NAACP Legal Fund.Statement of a Black GI at Fort HoodIronically, 43 men are to stand trial here at Fort Hood, Texas, for refusing riot duty in Chicago and 43 men will probably be tried and convicted. Ironical because it is Fort Hood that should be on trial and not 43 disgruntled Black soldiers.First, I would like to say that the policy of “Equal Rights and Opportunity” as outlined by the Army Regulations has broken down here at Fort Hood as usual due to human elements. These men as well as I are very much aware of the racial inequity that has existed here and this should be considered a part of what they are protesting.Take for example “Riot Control Training,” as important as it is, is a big joke because it is itself an addition to the problem. For weeks in class I listened to white first and second lieutenants assail the Negro rioters [in 100 cities following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.] as filthy mouthed punks and hoodlums who under the leadership of a self-styled Messiah such as a Rap Brown or Leroi Jones had brought this country close to anarchy.No one seemed to be aware of any real facts or vaguely familiar with the findings by the “President’s Commission on Racial Disorder”? No one made any attempt to explore the possible causal relation between rioting and the understandable hatred that has mounted as a result of social and economic deprivation.I as well as others was tired of hearing nasty words to describe my brothers, but no nasty words used to describe their situation. I agree my people are raising plenty of hell about being treated so badly, but don’t expect me to go to Chicago with a bunch of white guys who after some of our classes are understandably under the impression that “we must stop the barbarians.” …The Houston Chronicle, Tuesday, Sept. 3, made reference to our usage of the clinched fist as a symbol of sympathy for these soldiers who are to be tried. Don’t get me wrong, we are with them all the way but our fists have been up for months. …As for going to Chicago — simply out of the question.By a Black Soldier Co. B, 1st Bn. 41st Inf. 2nd Armored Div. Fort Hood, Texas.Catalinotto is author of “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions,” World View Publishers, New York, 2017.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

While rate of abortion declines, Title X gag rule will only increase need for abortion

first_imgBulletin: A poll released Sept. 30 by Hart Research Associates shows that about two-thirds (62 percent) of voters nationally believe Medicaid should cover abortion as part of comprehensive reproductive health care. In some congressional districts, support for Medicaid coverage of abortion is stronger, with 7 in 10 voters favoring it. Congress passed the Hyde Amendment banning Medicaid coverage of abortion in 1976. This is a monumental shift in the struggle to overturn the ban, headed by young women of color, particularly All* Above All, and supported by the entire reproductive justice movement.The Guttmacher Institute issued a report Sept. 18 that the rate of abortion in the U.S. declined 8 percent between 2014 and 2017. It’s now at an historic low since abortion was legalized in 1973. Despite abortion foes’ passage of hundreds of state restrictions during those years, the institute concluded that such laws were not the main reason for the decrease. Rather increased use of contraceptives accounted for the decrease, especially long-acting reversible birth control methods, free under the Affordable Care Act as essential preventive health care.Guttmacher issued a statement in honor of Sept. 26, World Contraception Day, stating that the “vast number of unintended pregnancies, in both the U.S. and abroad, are among people who are either not using any contraception or are using it inconsistently.” However, it noted that 91 percent of U.S. women are dissatisfied with many methods of contraception, citing side effects and lack of sexual pleasure.The institute stressed that “attempts to ‘reduce abortion’ through coercive restrictions are a direct violation of people’s dignity, bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom.”Guttmacher reported a 25 percent increase in medication abortions, which accounted for 39 percent of all abortions under clinical supervision. The Food and Drug Administration approved the two-abortion-pill regimen in 2000. The first pill, mifepristone, blocks pregnancy-enabling hormones; the second, misoprostoil, causes uterine contractions. While the first pill is tightly controlled and only dispensed with a physician’s prescription, the second is sold over the counter in many countries, including Mexico. When both pills are taken during pregnancies up to 10 weeks, they are 98 percent effective. The second taken alone is 80 percent effective. Meanwhile, access to abortion varied based on regions and states. The number of clinics declined in the Midwest by 6 percent and in the South by 9 percent, while the number increased in the Northeast by 16 percent and the West by 9 percent. Some 89 percent of U.S. counties have no clinics that provide abortion services, imposing hardships for 38 percent of reproductive-age women (15-44) living there.Guttmacher noted an increase in self-managed abortions, reported by nonhospital clinics — from 12 percent in 2014 to 18 percent in 2017. However, the authors concluded that it was “unlikely that an increase in self-managed abortion could account for most of the national decline in abortion incidence during this study period.”A Sept. 20 New York Times article, ”Why America’s abortion rate might be higher than it appears” speculated that the decline in clinically supervised medical and surgical abortions is due to the “invisible” increase in self-managed care. “You can go online,” said Abigail R.A. Aiken, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, “and you can fill out a form and you can get this safe and effective technology delivered to your home.”Aid Access, a service set up by a Dutch doctor, offers online counseling by a doctor along with mail-order pills. The service reported 21,000 requests for self-induced abortions last year.  Plan C, which provides how-to information about self-managed medical abortions, reports about 40,000 visitors a month. Social media is spreading the word of how to protect privacy, lower costs and help prevent shame with self-managed care.‘When contraception is limited, more unintended pregnancies’The reactionary, racist, misogynous Trump-Pence administration aimed to reduce access to abortion by exercising state power over reproductive health care for 4 million low-income women and gender-oppressed people, predominantly people of color, youth, rural residents, immigrants, people with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence.By significantly adulterating the rules for Title X of the Public Heath Services Act — passed in 1970 during the Nixon era — the revamped regulations, which went into effect on Aug. 19, do not allow providers enrolled in the Title X program to conduct abortions alongside their other services or to offer patients abortion referrals.The primary target of what is popularly referred to as the “domestic gag rule” is Planned Parenthood, which has been the largest private provider of essential reproductive health services like contraception, testing for cancers, treating sexually transmitted infections and abortions. Planned Parenthood stood up to the Trump-Pence assault by opting out of Title X on Aug. 19.As part of the administration’s reactionary agenda, it opened up participation in Title X to religious-based groups, which disapprove of most methods of birth control and do not offer comprehensive reproductive health care. The administration also promotes so-called “conscience clauses,” under the guise of religious freedom, so health care providers can deny certain services, such as pharmacists refusing to dispense emergency contraception. A Sept. 19 Rewire News article noted that “when contraception access is limited, there are more unintended pregnancies.”Trump’s misnamed Department of Health and Human Services has increased funding for abstinence-only programs (now referred to as “sexual risk avoidance”) and only sanctions sexual expression in opposite-sex marriage. The DHHS defines methods of birth control by their failure rates and demonizes abortion as causing lifelong emotional and physical harm. However, the American Journal of Public Health reports that in conservative states abstinence-only education actually increased teen pregnancies.Appeal court hears arguments on gag ruleEleven judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 23 in San Francisco heard arguments requesting a preliminary injunction against the gag rule, brought by 23 states and a number of reproductive rights organizations, including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Project. The Sept. 24 Rewire News reported that government lawyers tried to downplay the consequences of the Title X changes. They argued that of all Title X grantees, only 18 have left the program, representing 20 percent of providers. However, Planned Parenthood, which refused to accept the new regulations, provides about 40 percent of all Title X’s services. Countering government arguments, Ruth Harlow, ACLU senior staff attorney in its RFP, stated that five states are no longer in the Title X program, and Title X funding has ended completely or has funding gaps in 28 states. More than 500 Title X service sites have closed. Harlow stressed that the consequences of the gag rule are still being revealed. Other lawyers for the plaintiffs focused on the harm the gag rule was causing, including higher fees and long delays in obtaining services.In accordance with a 1991 Supreme Court ruling, agency decision making must be “reasoned and rational rather than arbitrary and capricious” based on the full administrative record. But even government lawyers had to concede that such a record did not exist at this time. A ruling is expected in several weeks.Obviously, if the court rules in favor of a temporary injunction, that will go a long way to restoring reproductive health services to 4 million low-income people. But if it doesn’t, then those who support reproductive justice will need to raise holy hell.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

HAT Market Analysis for 5/21/21 with Bob Utterback, Utterback Marketing Services

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A selloff in corn, soybean and wheat futures brought an end to another volatile week. Bob Utterback takes a look at what may lie ahead. Click to listen. SHARE By Andy Eubank – May 21, 2021 HAT Market Analysis for 5/21/21 with Bob Utterback, Utterback Marketing Services Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Market Analysis for 5/21/21 with Bob Utterback, Utterback Marketing Services Previous articlePlanting Forecast: Increased Chances of Rain This WeekNext articleReps Ask Biden Administration to Utilize USMCA Enforcement Measures Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Women journalists terrorized, peasant spokesman gunned down in Aguán

first_imgNews to go further News News RSF_en May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information Gilda Silvestrucci (photo) has become the latest member of the “Journalists for Life and Free Expression” collective to get threatening phone calls, following Itsmania Pineda Platero, who received a series of threatening calls earlier this month.The two women, along with a number of other journalists, organized a march on 13 December that was violently dispersed outside the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa. The purpose of their march was to protest against free speech violations and impunity for those responsible.Silvestrucci has been constantly followed ever since she and 14 other women members of the collective filed a complaint against President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, armed forces chief of staff Gen. René Osorio Canales and presidential guard chief Gen. Andrés Felipe Díaz a week after the march.“We are in constant contact with this collective and we propose to set up a permanent alert system for its threatened representatives,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge them to share with us all the evidence, including recordings or statements, that could support the complaint they filed on 21 December. We reiterate that we hold the authorities directly responsible for the lives of these women journalists and those close to them.”Silvestrucci received a call on her mobile phone yesterday morning from an unidentified individual who told her: “We know that you have three children, that the oldest is 15, that at this moment you are walking down the street with your seven-year-old son and that the oldest is at home looking after the one-year-old baby, and we are going to kill you.”Three days earlier, Silvestrucci’s mother received a call from someone trying to find about Silvestrucci’s timetable, her movements, the places she frequents and the number of her mobile phone.Silvestrucci edits the online newspaper El Patriota and produces “En la plaza,” a programme broadcast every weekday morning on Radio Globo. She had just finished yesterday morning’s programme, about a controversial mining bill currently before parliament, when she received the call threatening her and her children.Both of the news media she works for voiced their opposition to the June 2009 coup d’état from the outset. The coup started a crackdown that has never stopped.Unnoticed mass killingsA total of 24 journalists have been killed in Honduras in the past decade, 17 of them since the coup. The police and judicial authorities have had little success in investigating any of these cases. Murders of citizens who provided information to the media or defended human rights and media pluralism also go unpunished.The latest victim in this category is Matías Valle, 55, a peasant community leader who was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle at a bus stop in the northern depart of Colón on 20 January, three days after the murder of Ricardo Rosales, a lawyer who had accused police in the northern town of Tela of serious human rights violations.Valle was a leading representative of the Aguán United Peasant Movement (MUCA), a group based in Aguán, a northern region racked by violent land disputes between agro-industrial companies and local peasant communities that has been under military control since 2010. He had repeatedly denounced the constant and often deadly harassment of the region’s peasant inhabitants. The Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization, said that, because of the risks he took in talking to the media, he should in principle have been a beneficiary of “protective measures”. “If these protective measures had been properly implemented, Valle would not have been waiting alone at a bus stop and at the mercy of his killers,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His death must be added to the toll of the mass killings taking place out of sight in Aguán. At the very least, an international commission of enquiry with very broad powers should be dispatched to this region.”Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to Valle and to his personal courage in providing badly needed information about what has been taking place in Aguán. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace”center_img Organisation January 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Women journalists terrorized, peasant spokesman gunned down in Aguán HondurasAmericas December 28, 2020 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts HondurasAmericas Reports Follow the news on Honduraslast_img read more

Armed Men stormed the printing press of Al-Wasat

first_img Organisation Men armed with clubs and knives stormed the printing press of Al-Wasat, Bahrain’s only independent daily, and broke equipment, thereby preventing the newspaper from publishing. Editor Mansour al-Jamri said employees had been receiving threats during the preceding days because of Al-Wasat’s coverage of the political unrest. Printing press manager Ahmed Mahdi said police had been escorting his employees to and from work during the three days prior to the attack because of threats from people gathered outside. March 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Armed Men stormed the printing press of Al-Wasat Newscenter_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Good news on the jobs front for Limerick with three major…

first_imgLinkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Facebook Email WhatsApp WITH three companies confirming that they are about to expand their operations in Limerick, it’s been an exceptionally positive week on the jobs creation front.Three Ireland is to create 90 new jobs at the former O2 customer call centre in Plassey which will serve as the company’s preferred centre for customer queries and business transactions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This followed the announcement from energy firm Pinergy that it is about to create 46 new sales positions in the Tipperary/Limerick area in association with sales management company DSM.Pinergy investors include rugby legend Paul O’Connell and the new jobs come on the back of a major promotional campaign to get households in Limerick city and county to convert to the company’s ‘pay as you go’ payment system for electricity costs.There will be a further jobs announcement this Friday when Finance Minister Michael Noonan visits the Raheen headquarters of the Kirby Group to mark the firm’s 50th anniversary.The well-known engineering company has grown since its foundation in Limerick in 1964 to employ more than 600 people today, with substantial operations in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, the UK and Europe, with a further 250 people employed by key subcontract partners.The Three Ireland move will see the firm increase its Limerick workforce to more than 440 employees.Ninety permanent customer care roles will be created over the next 12 months in Limerick. Additionally, a number of existing contract staff will be made permanent over the next 12 months.Three Ireland chief executive Robert Finnegan said the Limerick expansion would bring all customer care roles back to Ireland. He added that a planned €300 million investment in their high speed network would require up to 100 full-time equivalent roles through third party contractors over the next three years.Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan described the jobs announcement as a “positive reflection on all the existing employees in the call centre in Plassey who have a proven track record of hard work and professionalism”.“Limerick has demonstrated in recent years its ability to continue to attract jobs in various sectors with a number of multinationals choosing Limerick to establish their operations. These much welcome additional jobs in Three Ireland will contribute to improving our local economy while also helping all those agencies involved in attracting more companies to view existing similar type companies continuing to expand in Limerick,” she said.Castletroy-based Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell,  said the jobs announcement was a “further endorsement of Limerick as an investment location”.“It’s significant that Limerick has been selected as the location for customer services for the new combined business, which will have 37 per cent of the Irish mobile market.“This is a clear testament to Limerick as a good location for investment, and follows recent similar announcements from UPC and others. This emphasises the ability of Limerick to compete at the cutting edge of the provision of these services.“However it has a bitter-sweet quality to it with the announcement of job losses in retail around the country and headquarter operations in Dublin. I sympathise with those people who will be losing their jobs and hope that they will be able to take up employment elsewhere without too much delay,” he said. Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img NewsLocal NewsGood news on the jobs front for Limerick with three major expansionsBy Alan Jacques – September 4, 2014 894 TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanJobsKieran O’Donnell TDKirby Grouplimericko2PinergyThree Ireland Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick homeowners say no to water metersNext articleLimerick schools top Sunday Times list Alan Jacques WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Update with LK Parade results – Huge crowds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the…

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Business: Alcorns Garden Centre and Tropical World 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Thousands took to the streets across the North West today to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with parades and street parties on both sides of the border.The weather was largely good, with some small shows and patches of mist in places, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the crowds who turned out.Derry City Council estimates in the region of 14,000 turned out for the parade there, with large crowds also reported in Letterkenny and Omagh.Letterkenny Parade Results – Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – March 17, 2014 Band:  Fanad Accordion Band Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Youth:  Blaze Basketball Club Previous articleTaoiseach seeks movement on status of undocumented during US visitNext articleInto the West publish draft proposals for Waterside Station redevelopment News Highland Pinterest Update with LK Parade results – Huge crowds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the North West Best Float (Overall winner of the Danny Doherty Memorial Plaque): Blue Ribbon Novelty:  Millie’s Walkers Community: Blue Ribbon Facebook Vintage:   Eamonn Tinney & Sons RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Sport : Tirconnaill Equestrian & Riding Group Carnival: Donegal Youth Service & The Intercultural Group Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more