Concern over ‘unregulated’ oyster trestles at Lough Foyle

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Facebook By News Highland – July 27, 2020 Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Previous articleBusy weekend for RNLI in Donegal after two emergency call outsNext articleFunding announced for micro enterprises in Donegal News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Concern over ‘unregulated’ oyster trestles at Lough Foyle News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Serious concern has been raised over the potential environmental impact oyster trestles are having along the western shore of Lough Foyle. There are major fears locally over the issue with almost 60 thousand trestles said to be going unregulated.The root of the problem is said to be on-going jurisdiction issue in relation to ownership of Lough Foyle.Donegal County Council is to write to the Marine Minister but local Cllr Terry Crossan says it can only be resolved by negotiations between the British and Irish Governments:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more


first_imgLettersOn 17 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This week’s lettersCIPD is not a jobcentre serviceI am not sure that the Graduate Recruitment Survey 2004 necessarily makessuch “Grim reading for HR graduates” (Analysis, 3 February). While the number of places on formal HR graduate training schemes may havefallen slightly, research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel andDevelopment (CIPD) shows that more than two in five HR departments employ morepeople than they did three years ago, with just one in four departmentsreducing their numbers. The HR profession is on a growth curve, with careers diversifying and theopportunities to reach the most senior levels in business increasing. Many HRdepartments are now recruiting MBA graduates to engage with strategic HRmanagement issues. Graduates have many routes to enter the profession. Whichever they take,they will find that most employers will support them through the CIPDqualification, enabling them to combine study with the work experience thatwill speed up their achievement of chartered status. This is increasingly the real key to career progression for graduates, withmany employers now making it a requirement. This is not a mark of a ‘closedshop’, but of a profession that takes itself seriously. We continue to provide support to anyone seeking to develop a career inpersonnel, and also to provide advice and support to careers advisers inuniversities and beyond. However, we do not pretend to be a job-finding service – nor do we believethat the majority of our members would actually expect us to fulfil such arole. Duncan Brown Assistant director general, CIPD HR needs to widen its selection pool I am currently studying for my postgraduate diploma in human resourcemanagement, as well as undertaking an assistant personnel officer’s role withinthe City Of Wolverhampton College. I am alarmed at the structure of most personnel departments in this country,and after three years experience working within four very different HRdepartments in different sectors, my conclusions are the same. It appears that as companies have evolved and have had to implement an HRdepartment, the staff employed to undertake the activities are pooled fromalready existing departments from the company, with very little HR training, ifany, behind them. This creates less opportunity for HR graduates, as HR departmentstend to be small, and retention within them low. Graduates have to undertake largely administrative roles, and have to wait along time before they can exercise creative licence in the HR world, andoperate on a strategic level. When you see advertisements for HR assistants/officers, advertising theminimum two years generalist experience, it disappoints me, because a competentgraduate would be able to slot in that role with few problems. If the HR sector is looking to become a credible entity on a strategiclevel, it should nurture the future coming through universities, on both degreeand diploma level, rather than leaving grads with all the theory, and none ofthe experience. This is not an attractive proposition for recruiters. I recently saw a womanwho had completed her masters in HR, but was forced to apply for a£10,000-a-year administrator role within a personnel function. Is this how tobreed the HR leaders of the future? Details supplied CIPD qualification is pointless in reality I am writing concerning your poll regarding the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development (Barometer, 10 February). As a recent graduate (MA hons business and management), I found it extremelydifficult to break into the HR field. Fortunately, I found a way in. But tofurther my career, I am going to have to study further to receive CIPDrecognition. In my quest to start my studies, I found it difficult to find a suitablecourse to study – especially when you try to begin a full-time position. Thefees are high and I really don’t see the benefits apart from a title. Surely this signifies a gap in the market for competitors to begin a new HRrecognition instead of allowing the CIPD to reap the benefits? I hope the situation changes in the future or the need for the qualificationis highlighted to those beginning further education. I feel I have completed adegree for no reason. Gina Patterson Details supplied Sexist applause for working mothers Eager to avoid feelings of inadequacy, I didn’t read your article on theseven greatest HR directors (Features, 13 January). However, I did read yourreply to the person who commented on your reference to the only female HRdirector in the bunch (Letters, 3 February). Why should a woman ‘juggling the raising of children [while holding down] asuccessful career’ deserve applause when such applause was not given to themen? Are you suggesting that only mothers juggle their children under suchcircumstances? I imagine so, since I’ve been tossing my kids around for years,and your magazine has never applauded me. Mind you, I’m not exactly the greatest training manager in the world, soperhaps your neglect is justified. Oh, my hair colour is grey, by the way. Paul Williams Training and development manager, Federal Mogul Powertrain Systems Ltd Greg Dyke was no visionary for BBC Hasn’t Jane King missed the point about Greg Dyke’s leadership? (Editorialcomment, 3 February). He was undoubtedly popular with the staff, but he was failing to deliverimproved public service broadcasting, according to most informed commentators. This was the main rationale of his role. Not a lot of point in being‘visionary’ if your organisation is headed ‘down the tubes’ – so hardly an‘inspiration’ for industry leaders! Paul Richardson Details supplied Hartley is barking up the wrong tree Poor old HR Hartley! Just as the Dustin Hoffman character in the movieTootsie lost his gamble, I can’t help feeling that Hartley too backed the wronghorse in his column (HR Viewpoint, 27 January). He addresses his problems with recruitment agencies and talks of finding”a way towards best practice” in resourcing. Little does he realisethat ‘best practice’ has left him and his company lagging far behind. If what he describes is genuinely his approach to talent acquisition, were Ihis employer, I would find myself asking some serious questions, including whatdamage Hartley’s ‘mud at the wall’ approach was doing to the quality of myemployer brand? There is an easy answer to Hartley’s question, ‘How can we as a professionsort this out?’ It is already fixed. Today’s enlightened employers are nowworking with their external resourcing partners to proactively identify apipeline of talented people to meet the future needs of the business. Posts arefilled before they are vacant, their brand is handled carefully by individualswho truly understand their values and culture, the very best candidates areexcited about the opportunities available there and, of course, the HR Hartleysare free to focus on the issues that will truly drive the business forward. I am not surprised that Hartley is still at his desk at 7.30pm on a Mondaynight. Presumably, he is sifting through the mountain of CVs provided by hismany agencies, trying to find something of interest. I cannot imagine that verymany of those applications will be from top-drawer individuals. Fiona Sellers Director, Courtenay HR Ltd CIPD left me high, dry and unemployed I haven’t received any real support from the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development (CIPD), particularly with trying to find my first jobin HR after completing a masters in HRM – the main objective of which wasobtaining the CIPD qualifications. Stephen Ritchie Details supplied Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Advance To SEI Finals

first_imgThe 8th Grade Batesville Lady Bulldogs revenged a 17 point earlier season lose to the Greendale Tigers last night with a 40-30 victory to advance to the championship game of the SEI Tourney.The Bulldogs played a great defensive game, and were the more aggressive team as any loose ball had two or three girls getting on the floor for it.  Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead by Emma Weiler with 24.  Other scorers for the Bulldogs were Makayla Granger with 9, Ava Hanson with 4 and Megan Meyer added 3.  The Lady Bulldogs now have a seasonal record of 12 wins and 3 loses.The Lady Tigers were lead in scoring by Lizzie Redar with 10 points.  Other scorers for the Lady Tigers were Ivy Hinkle and Elle McMullen each with 6, Molly Steuer added 4, and they got 2 points each from Nicole House and Holloway.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

Purple & Bold: No Laker has turned around his season like KCP

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“The ball is coming off my hand good, and I’m in a great rhythm,” he said. “I’m out there, you know, trying to play in the flow of the game, and try to find open spots where my teammates can find me and just not thinking – just shoot the ball.”Wait, is this the KCP who started out 0 for 11 for the season? Who was openly booed by the Staples Center crowd at home games as he flubbed layups and missed 3-point attempts? KCP’s reputation with Lakers fans was so bad, Dwight Howard – who was an absolute Los Angeles villain before this season started – had to stick up for him to get critics off his back.You couldn’t have designed a more fitting metaphor for Caldwell-Pope’s early season than a November play that had NBA observers in stitches: When he went for a putback, point-blank layup at the rim against the Warriors, KCP wedged the ball between the rim and the backboard. There was a cosmic air to his frustration. He wasn’t just struggling – he was cursed.But look now: KCP’s season-long 3-point average is at 43 percent, which puts him at No. 8 in the entire league among shooters who have taken at least 100 attempts beyond the arc. The Lakers put a premium on 3-point shooters this offseason, but arguably the most effective spacing wing is the one they brought back – and the one a lot of fans (and maybe some media members) counted out too quickly. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Talk about Redeem Team: KCP hasn’t just changed his reputation from before this season, when his name was followed by Lakers fans groaning about his salary. He’s changed it from how this season started, on a completely wrong foot. After starting the year cold, now Kenny’s range is roasting.While the endorsement of James’ passes on the fast break speak highly to the credibility KCP has re-established, teammates and coaches are willing to speak up as well. Frank Vogel joked that “his coach is drawing up really good plays for him,” but on a serious note added that he thought KCP has stood out in weathering those early issues.“It’s a credit to his mental toughness and character,” he said. “At times guys can go in a shell if they’re facing heavy criticism and he didn’t do that. He responded by remaining confident, being true to himself, believing in himself.”Remember: KCP’s rise has come during December, when the Lakers have played vastly tougher opponents. He had good shooting nights in Miami, Milwaukee and even on Christmas against the Clippers. He also had a larger role (which might have helped him find a rhythm) as the typical point guard defender when Avery Bradley was hurt.The Lakers were proud of going 9-5 in December, given the tougher competition, given the injuries and absences and given the distractions a team on the road can face.“I know we just have a resilience about ourselves.” KCP said. “We’re always in the fight, regardless of the outcome. I feel like just the toughness that we have, we’re here to fight, we’re with each other, and we have each other’s back.”KCP in the same sentence as “resilience” might feel like a bit of a shock to the system, but given the groove he’s been in, maybe Lakers fans should start getting used to it.IN THE ZONEIt’s time for opponents to get a taste of their own medicine. In a 108-95 dismantling of the NBA’s No. 1 offense, the Lakers used a weapon that’s been used against them a lot this year: the zone.It’s tripped them up at times, and it seemed to have the same effect on the Mavericks, who hit just 30 percent of their 3-point attempts against the Lakers. With 17 assists to 19 turnovers, they also struggled to swing the ball through it and around it with their usual efficiency. It might have had something to do with Luka Doncic coming off an ankle injury recently, it might have had to do with missing relatively open shots, it might have had something to do with playing on consecutive nights – or all three.Davis was a notable proponent of the zone, saying Dallas’ stars struggled to figure it out. In the NBA, the zone is generally considered a junk scheme because players are generally skilled enough to shoot over it or pass through it. But sometimes the rhythmic skip is enough to put even an elite offense off its game.Vogel said playing zone made him “nervous,” but he wanted to see how the Mavs took the curveball.Facing the No. 1 offensive team in the league (by a large margin), “sometimes you’ve got to junk the game a little bit, throw them just a different look,” he said. “Teams do it to us and usually we end up prevailing but it can just change the game up a little bit. I presented it to our team as an option, ‘How do you guys feel about it?’ And guys liked the idea and I think it was pretty effective tonight.”— Kyle GoonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Last links of the decadeDeposing Dallas – The Lakers impressively humbled Luka Doncic and company.Breaking the Blazers – A four-game losing streak ended in Portland after the Lakers got angry about how they’ve played.Minutes balancing act? – Kyle Kuzma and KCP have made a push for bigger roles.Athlete of the decade – No one in sports was bigger than LeBronSocial media goes rogue – Explaining the weirdness of an Internet conspiracy theory featuring Kyle Kuzma’s trainer.Fighting through adversity – Mirjam riffed on how the Lakers would show their mettle in the rough patch.center_img Editor’s note: This is the Dec. 30 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.In a 3-on-1 featuring three of the Lakers’ Klutch clients, who are you taking: LeBron James, Anthony Davis or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope?James was the leader on the break, and he made the surprise decision in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s win over the Blazers. He spotted Caldwell-Pope spacing out to the corner and tossed it over for an open 3-point look. Given the reputation he’s developed over the last few years, it was almost more of a surprise that KCP’s shot went in.But look who is the hottest shooter on the Lakers right now: As Mike Trudell pointed out Sunday night, he’s hit 11 of his last 15 attempts from long range in the last four games. It’s exactly the number of games he’s played since being moved back to the bench.last_img read more

Week 16 Fantasy QB Rankings: Several surprising quarterback sleepers on the start ’em, sit ’em bubble

first_imgWEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerBoth the Dolphins and Bengals are in the top 10 in fantasy points allowed to QBs, so statistically, these are good matchups. And, statistically, these are QBs who can take advantage of favorable matchups. Realistically, though, you probably don’t want to trust either with your fantasy championships on the line. However, they are the top widely available streamers, and they’re better than a lot of bigger-name QBs this week, such as Tom Brady (vs. Bills), Derek Carr (@ Chargers), Carson Wentz (vs. Cowboys), Josh Allen (@ Patriots), Baker Mayfield (vs. Ravens), and even Kirk Cousins (vs. Packers). If you were counting on any of those guys, you might be forced to go with FitzMagic or the Red Rifle. WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIf you have to dig even deeper, you should be able to live with Gardner Minshew (@ Falcons) or Drew Lock (vs. Lions) thanks to highly favorable matchups, and even Mitchell Trubisky (vs. Chiefs), who’s averaged 298.5 passing yards, 28.5 rushing yards, and 2.5 TDs over his past four games, is in play. The Chiefs are quietly solid against the pass, especially WRs, so Trubisky doesn’t have as much upside as you might think, but clearly he’s playing well and could be in position to run a lot next Sunday night. MORE WEEK 16: Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsBut, again, do you trust Trubisky with a fantasy title on the line? Probably not, but we see crazy Week 16 performances every year, and given all the tough matchups for decent starters this week, someone like Fitzpatrick, Dalton, Minshew, Lock, or Trubisky just might be who you have to turn to. WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPP It’s easy to think that Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes are the starting QBs in every fantasy football championship game, but you might be surprised by how many owners are streaming quarterbacks this time of year. In the Sporting News Experts League, Ryan Tannehill and Ryan Fitzpatrick were starting in the semis (the Tannehill team is in position to win, the Fitzpatrick team lost) against Jameis Winston and Drew Brees — nary a Jackson, Mahomes, Watson, or Russell Wilson to be found. Does that mean our Week 16 fantasy QB rankings are irrelevant…or more important that ever?Eh, let’s say both. If you’ve made your title game, chances are you’re set at QB — either because you have a stud or you’ve been preparing for this week and have your stream safely tucked away on your bench. But if you just want to weigh your options, there are several interesting candidates, starting with a Toilet Bowl matchup in Miami, where Ryan Fitzpatrick and Andy Dalton are squaring off.  Note: These rankings will be updated throughout the week, so check back for player movement and individual analysis.MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 16 Fantasy QB RankingsThese rankings are for standard leagues with 4-point passing TDs.RankPlayer1Lamar Jackson, BAL @ CLE2Russell Wilson, SEA vs. ARZ3Deshaun Watson, HOU @ TB4Patrick Mahomes II, KC @ CHI5Jameis Winston, TB vs. HOU6Dak Prescott, DAL @ PHI7Drew Brees, NO @ TEN8Ryan Tannehill, TEN vs. NO9Matt Ryan, ATL vs. JAX10Philip Rivers, LAC vs. OAK11Aaron Rodgers, GB @ MIN12Kyler Murray, ARZ @ SEA13Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA vs. CIN14Andy Dalton, CIN @ MIA15Mitchell Trubisky, CHI vs. KC16Drew Lock, DEN vs. DET17Gardner Minshew, JAX @ ATL18Jimmy Garoppolo, SF vs. LAR19Kirk Cousins, MIN vs. GB20Carson Wentz, PHI vs. DAL21Jacoby Brissett, IND vs. CAR22Josh Allen, BUF @ NE23Derek Carr, OAK @ LAC24Jared Goff, LAR @ SF25Daniel Jones, NYG @ WAS26Baker Mayfield, CLE vs. BAL27Tom Brady, NE vs. BUF28Devlin Hodges, PIT @ NYJ29Dwayne Haskins, WAS vs. NYG30Sam Darnold, NYJ vs. PIT31Will Grier, CAR @ IND32David Blough, DET @ DENlast_img read more

WDFW Closes Kalaloch Beach for Razor Clamming January 19-21

first_imgFacebook60Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeDue to the federal shutdown, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has rescinded three razor clam digs at Kalaloch beach that were set to occur January 19-21.“We are closing Kalaloch beach to razor clam digging in response to a request by Olympic National Park,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “Olympic National Park staff are not available to help ensure a safe and orderly opening in the area,” he added. WDFW and the Park will consider alternate days to make up for this loss of harvest opportunity following the current federal shutdown.Digs at three other beaches, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis, will proceed as planned, said Ayres. State shellfish managers with WDFW approved those digs on evening low tides last week after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.The following beaches, dates, and evening low tides remain open to razor clamming: January 17, Thursday; 3:39 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Twin Harbors January 18, Friday; 4:30 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors January 19, Saturday; 5:18 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks January 20, Sunday; 6:05 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis January 21, Monday; 6:51 p.m.; -1.8 feet; Twin Harbors, MocrocksDan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.“Diggers should always keep an eye on the surf and come prepared with good lighting devices for the digs that occur after dark,” Ayres said.Ayres said the department has also tentatively scheduled a dig in early February, pending the results of another round of marine toxin tests. If those tests are favorable, that dig will run Feb. 1-3.More information on planned digs can be found on WDFW’s razor clam webpage at diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2018-19 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at and from license vendors around the state.Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ([email protected]). For more information, see read more

Harry Carson Leads Concussion Discussion Among High School Athletes

first_imgBy John Sorce |RED BANK – Former National Football League (NFL) linebacker and lifetime New York Giant Harry Carson, 63, led a discussion on concussions among high school athletes at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Library at Two River Theater on Wednesday, May 3.“This is an issue that is very much near and dear to my heart,” Carson said. “I played during an era in which you just kind of shook it off when you saw stars and got back on the field.“I didn’t realize what was going on until two years after I left football. I went to my doctor for my yearly physical. At the end he said everything was fine, but he asked if I had anything else going on. I told him about my issues with bright lights and loud noises. I went down the list of issues I was dealing with and he referred me to a specialist. I went and got tested and the diagnosis came back as mild post-concussion syndrome.”A sports-related concussion is defined as traumatic brain injury induced by bio-mechanical forces. They may be caused by either a direct blow to the head, face or neck or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head. Keane noted that the new guidelines are in the British Journal of Medicine and can be downloaded for free.There has been an estimated increase from 1.1 to 1.9 million sports and recreation-related concussions occuring in children 18 or younger annually. Kids are more involved in sports and playing more frequently on travel teams, and that added exposure is what Keane believes is leading to this increase.Despite popular opinion, extended rest is not recommended for concussions and may actually prolong symptoms. “The whole idea is you give the brain rest and time to recover. But we don’t know how much or how long, or if that’s even doing anything,” Keane said. “We want to get the kids right back to school in some way. When we prescribe rest for long periods, we are actually creating more problems.”Regardless of the modern enhancements the game of football is trying to provide to protect its players, Stephanie Reynolds, D.O., chairman of Emergency Medicine at Riverview Medical Center, stated there is nothing that can be done when it comes to protecting the head. “Helmets are only as good as the brain that’s inside. I always tell parents there is no helmet that will protect their child’s brain,” she said. Carson wants coaches, athletic directors, trainers and especially parents to know what children are getting themselves into before they sign up. “Every parent needs to understand the neurological risks before allowing their kids to play football,” Carson said. “Unfortunately, I have seen a lot of people who have played at the high school level who are now in their twenties and they are dealing with some serious behavioral problems that can be traced back to the hits that they took when they played contact sports in high school.” Kristine Keane, Psy.D., System Wide Clinical Director of Hackensack Meridian Health, began the event by explaining the dif ferent concussion recommendations. The Zurich pediatric concussion guidelines, which originated in 2001, were “more like a consensus statement.”These guidelines were expanded and renewed in 2008 and again in 2012 before the Berlin guidelines were discussed in October 2016 during the fifth international conference on concussion in sport. The Berlin guidelines were released this year.That switch is what brought Old Bridge High School athletic trainer Ralph Di Iorio to the event. “I want to continue to update my knowledge for concussion evaluation and treatment,” Di Iorio said. “They talked about the new guidelines that came out. Knowing those changes are going to help us stay current with our treatment and evaluations of concussions at the high school level.” If Carson was never diagnosed, he does not know where he would be today. “I was very fortunate in retrospect to be diagnosed because what I was dealing with was something that I kept to myself,” he said. “There were times where I thought I was literally going crazy because I really didn’t know what was going on.”Carson owes a lot to the game of football. He had a 13-year career in the NFL, making the Pro Bowl nine times, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He does not want his grandson to suffer from football’s side effects. “If I knew then what I know now, I would be very hesitant to play the game again,” Carson said. “I don’t want to be a ‘Debbie Downer’ here, but this issue of concussions is very real. When my grandson, who is seven now, was two or three years old, I made a decision then that he will not play football. He can play any other sport, but he knows he’s not playing football.”Reynolds noted she never negotiates with her kids; she strictly lays out the facts. At the end of the day, the parents have a difficult decision to make. But for Reynolds, the choice is clear. “If you decide that your child’s brain is not as important as a $50,000 [scholarship], that’s on you.” she said.This article was first published in the May 11-18, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more