Conqueror of K2 looking forward to homecoming celebrations tonight

first_img Previous article15 people awaiting admission at LUH this morningNext articleChamber says more progress needed in Twin Towns traffic management News Highland WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Twitter A homecoming will take place at Market Square in Letterkenny this evening at 6.30 for Jason Black, the mountaineer and athlete who last week became only the second Irishman to climb K2, and the forst to return home.10 years ago today, Limerick mountaineer Ger O’Donnell died while descending the mountain, having successfully reached the summit.Jason Black says he will now use his success to reinforce the message in schools and elsewhere that alll goals are achieveable and people should never be afraid to seize opportunities and get the most out of life.He says he’s looking forward to tonight’s celebrations………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Conqueror of K2 looking forward to homecoming celebrations tonight Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – August 2, 2018 last_img read more

Work issues put at heart of government

first_imgWork issues put at heart of governmentOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Therestructuring of Whitehall has placed workplace issues at the centre ofgovernment, claims the CIPD. JohnPhilpott, the institute’s chief economist, explained that the reformed departmentsare better equipped to deliver the Government’s objectives of increasedemployment, improved work quality and higher productivity levels.Themerger of the employment service with the Department of Social Security tocreate a new Department for Work and Pensions will lead to a greater focus onemployment policy.Philpottsaid, “This has completely demolished the old-fashioned concept of socialsecurity and is much more work focused.”Thetransfer of the employment division from the old DfEE is also good news for theHR profession, claims Philpott.Hesaid, “There was a tendency before for the skills agenda to get mixed upwith Welfare for Work agenda. But the creation of a Department of Work andPensions means there will be more scope for workforce development.”Healso welcomed Patricia Hewitt’s appointment as Trade and Industry Secretary andMinister for Women. “Thisis a politically shrewd move. It will provide an opportunity for linkingwork-life balance issues with issues of productivity,” he said.TheDTI has taken on equal opportunities and pay issues as well as work-lifebalance from the Department for Education and Skills.Theshape of key government departments Departmentof Trade and Industry:Secretaryof state: Patricia HewittFocus: Trade, inward investment, equal opportunities, pay, work-life balanceDepartmentof Work and Pensions:Secretaryof state: Alistair DarlingFocus: Employment, with its transfer from DfEEDepartmentfor Education and Skills:Secretaryof state: Estelle MorrisFocus: Raising standards in education in secondary schools and by getting morestudents into higher educationHomeOffice: Secretaryof state: David BlunkettFocus: Tackling crime, reform of criminal justice system and asylum Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Free training

first_imgGeorgia 4-H is offering free health curriculum training to metro-Atlanta youth organizations.In an effort to reach more than 10,000 youths, Georgia 4-H will train other youth organizations using the Health Rocks!® Curricula. Health Rocks!® is a healthy life program for youths ages eight through 14. The program is designed to help prepare young people to make healthy living choices.Georgia 4-H staffers will present the training on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Exchange Park Recreation Center in Decatur, Ga. Materials and lunch are included at no cost.To register for the free training session, contact Richie Knight or Marie Trice at (706) 542-4H4H. For more information on the Health Rocks!® program in Georgia, see the website

ISPS Handa European Masters invites for English players

first_img27 Jun 2014 ISPS Handa European Masters invites for English players Two leading players on the LET Access Series will tee off at the high-profile ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters at The Buckinghamshire from 3-6 July – thanks to England Golf.Leicestershire’s Kym Larratt, who is returning to form after a shoulder injury, and Devon’s Emma Tayler, who is playing her first season as a professional, have both had invitations passed to them by England Golf as part of a strategy to support former amateurs.They are the leading English players on the Access Series order of merit, with Emma currently in 10th place and Kym in 14th.The ISPA Ladies European Masters is one of the most anticipated tournaments on the Ladies European Tour schedule and Kym (pictured top, image LET) remarked: “It’s absolutely fantastic of England Golf to help support us pros, it really means a lot.“The Buckinghamshire is such a great course and this is such a big event that any girl, especially the Brits, would love to play in it. To get the opportunity when you are not on the main tour is wonderful.”The 26-year-old from Leicestershire is also playing in the LET Ladies Italian Open, which starts today, and is hoping the two events will help to springboard her return to the main tour.Kym turned pro in 2010 and, after a good start on the LET, suffered a shoulder injury and lost her card after three seasons. She has played instead on the Access Series and, after a good winter off when she worked hard on her game, says: “I’ve got my confidence back, I’m playing better golf and I’m enjoying it again.”Emma Tayler, 27, is playing her first professional season and loving the life: “It’s the best thing I have ever done – and it’s done wonders for my golf! I have time to practice and I’m becoming more of a complete golfer.”So far she’s made every cut on the LET Access Series and she’s had top 10 finishes in her last two events. The ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters will be the biggest tournament she’s ever played in and she’s excited about the challenge.“It’s a fantastic opportunity to get to play with some of the best players from Europe and around the world. I’ll be able to put myself against them and see how I fare. I’m really looking forward to it.”For more information about the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters click here. As well as featuring many of the world’s top women professionals, the event includes  fun entertainment for all the family in a festival-like atmosphere. Visitor activities include free golf lessons – and a visit by Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke for a Q&A session on Thursday, 3 July.last_img read more