NewsLocal News‘Seaplane facility akin to basketball court on runway’By admin – April 29, 2011 590 Linkedin Facebook Twitter Print Previous articleO’Connell on bench for Amlin SemiNext articleRiverfest to harness €20m for local economy admin Email WhatsApp St Michael’s Boat Club express fears for safety of oarsmenMEMBERS of St Michael’s Rowing Club, preparing for the annual Limerick Regatta at O’Briensbridge this weekend, have voiced fears about the pontoon landing facility for a seaplane on the Shannon.The 110 year-old rowing club made a formal objection to An Bord Pleanala.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Planning for the pontoon at the Clarion Hotel on Steamboat Quay, was recently granted to Harbour Flights Ireland Limited.Pierce McGann, St Michael’s Rowing Club, is adamant city council should not have granted permission.“How can your operate a rowing club where you have aircraft landing?“This is a stretch of water where 16 boats and 85 oars people, aged between 13 and 60, are in operation.“We don’t believe city council have the wherewithal to monitor such a facility.“We don’t own the river, but what they are trying to do is akin to having a basketball court on a runway”.He made the remarks ahead of the 2011 Limerick Regatta this Saturday, April 30, at O’Briensbridge. Speaking at the launch, chairman, Rob Le Gear, said:“It is this support of willing volunteers that has sustained the regatta for more than 140 years”.He acknowledged two past chairmen for their contributions over the years.“Tony Tynne, Limerick Boat Club, has served 46 years on the regatta committee from 1964 to 2010, and Dermot Henihan, St. Michael’s Rowing Club, served 33 years, 1977 – 2010.“Both men have been at the heart of Limerick Regatta for decades and it was their foresight that orchestrated the delivery of the regatta site in O’Briensbridge that gives us access to a wonderful stretch of water”.Over 50 separate events are scheduled, involving 1,000 athletes.Racing will take place every five minutes from 8.00am to 6.30pm on the full four-lane course.There will also be rowing in the city as part of the Sports on the Shannon element of the Riverfest festival on Sunday May 1.Local clubs will compete in a race from the Courthouse to Shannon Bridge at 6.30pm. Advertisement
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PersonnelToday’s parent company, Reed Business Information, is launching a new freewebsite to help HR and recruitment professionals find recruitment advertisingand marketing agencies, and understand how to use them better. Thewebsite, called recruitment-marketing.co.uk, is launched this week. It is thefirst of its kind to provide free advice and enable employers to makecomparisons between different types of advertising agencies. Userswill be able to search numerous suppliers by client name, specialist services,sector or named employee. They will also be able to draw up shortlists ofagencies capable of pitching for business. The site will provide guidance onhow to conduct an effective pitch process with agencies and includes examplesof good practice. The aim is to raise standards in terms of collaborationbetween employers and agencies.Directorof RBI recruitment Paul Sissons said: “We are confident this online directorywill quickly become a valuable resource for HR recruiters.“Researchshows that recruiters feel well and truly in the dark when it comes toidentifying the most relevant advertising and marketing businesses for theall-important shortlist. The result is often that as many as 10 agencies areinvited to pitch for the business, which wastes time and money on both sides.”www.recruitment-marketing.co.uk Free new website: Online directory of advertising agenciesOn 21 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Fifty years after Satyajit Ray’s monumental debut ‘Pather Panchali’ stunned critics and enthralled audiences at home and abroad, Somak Ghoshal examines the legacy of a man who first showed the world the face of modern India.The quiet but deep observation, understanding and love of the human race, which are characteristic of all his films, have impressed me greatly. I feel that he is a ‘giant’ of the movie industry.” That is how Kurosawa, never a man fond of unnecessary flattery, described Satyajit Ray, a man who emerged from post-colonial Bengal to impress and inspire audiences and critics across the globe. Though all his films are in Bengali or Hindi, their subtly observed study of multitudinous shades of the human condition ranks them as universal in their appeal and acclaim. But Satyajit Ray also left a cinematic heritage that belongs as much to India, the country whose post-war legacy his work did much to reflect, evoke and define.The reason for much of this can be seen in the socio-cultural milieu from which the director emerged. His grandfather was a distinguished writer, painter, and composer, while his father was an eminent poet and illustrator of nonsense literature in the tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. The family he grew up in, urban and middle-class, had embraced the Brahmo religion at a comparatively early stage, and the liberal, progressive outlook of Brahmo Samaj strongly influenced Ray’s mindset and work. Many of his films would reflect the reformist agendas of the Brahmo Samaj and a strong aversion to religious fanaticism, Ghare Baire (The Home and the World), and Ganashatru (The Enemy of the People), to name a few. The liberal-humanist leanings of his family must have had a strong effect on Ray, who grew up within a well-wrought tradition of humanist education, interested in art, literature, music, and most importantly, film, both oriental and occidental.Pather Panchali (The Song of the Little Road), Ray’s first film, is a testament to his importance, both as a director and an Indian cultural commentator. Beset by the bleakest financial difficulties and utilising a cast with little or no stage experience, it transformed the face of post-colonial Indian cinema, winning dozens of awards at global film festivals. Ray was criticised by his detractors for depicting the face of a povertystricken, newly independent nation; but he went on to make two sequels to this film, both superior human documents in themselves, to complete what is now known as the ‘Apu Trilogy’ after the eponymous hero, whose personal development forms the thread between the narratives. The films chart the maturation of Apu, the son of a priest and member of a poor family living in a rural India, into a man aware of the wider urban and technological world. Ironically, the transition for Ray was very much in the opposite direction. As he said, “While making Pather Panchali, I discovered rural life. I’d been city-born, city-bred, so I didn’t know the Bengali village firsthand. Talking to people, reacting to moods, to the landscape, to the sights and sounds – all this helped. But it’s not just people who have been brought up in villages who can make films about village life. An outside view is also able to penetrate.”Shortly after the Pather Panchali Ray made Parash Pathar (The Philosopher’s Stone) which he described to Marie Seton as “a sort of combination of comedy, fantasy, satire, farce and a touch of pathos”. It is the last of these epithets, pathos, that would come to haunt most of Ray’s later and best-known works.Ray was making his films through the 60s, 70s and 80s when European cinema was at the height of its modernist phase. But while his admiring European contemporaries – Fellini, Hitchcock, Bergman, Pasolini – were shaping the rules of post-modern aesthetics, Ray worked in no fixed genre. He made a song and dance children’s fantasy film, Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969), a detective crime fiction, Sonar Kella (The Fortress 1974), and historicals such as Shatranj ke Khiladi (The Chess Players 1977), also his first film in Hindi.The ability to work in such a wide array of genres was evidence of Ray’s myriad-mindedness and rejection of fixed principles of filmmaking. His work was distinguished from the regular features of avant-garde cinema, in that it disliked the idea of a film that drew attention to its style rather than the content. This is why his work touches one as a subtle revelation of artistry in which he uncovered his attitude and sympathies in a manner that was, and will always be, accessible to the masses. It is worth mentioning that Ray is perhaps one of the very few filmmakers whose works appeal to the widest range of audiences, from the subalterns to the elites, in modern Bengal. Most of his films were commercial successes unlike the usual neglect that ‘intellectual’ cinema meets with at the box office. His films are devoid of sentimental messages or didacticism; instead there is always an attempt at re-evaluating the commonplace and quotidian by transforming the utterly mundane into the excitement of an adventure. Ray had the power and expertise to recognise and express the mythic in the ordinary.In what has now become a legendary sequence in Pather Panchali, Apu, the child hero, is taken by his elder sister Durga to see a train for the first time. While they wait for the strange and sublime novelty railgari (Bengali for the train) they are mesmerised by the humming of the telegraph poles, and the wind sweeping over the fields, heralding the approach of the wonder. This wait, made poignant by the lingering presence of a childish wonder of the unknown, makes even a modern Indian or Western audience living in a technologically advanced society pause breathlessly.Ray captures his audience by provoking feeling and response through his sensitivity as an artisan of film. Outlining and exploring the universal human constants such as death, love, separation and responding to changes within and without, Ray bridges the gulf of time and distance between his subject and his audiences through the intense detailing of personal moments of excited happiness and joy. Moreover, he has the extraordinary capacity of evoking the unsaid through gestures, powerful background music and long close-shots.This ability to create a sense of intimate connection between people of vastly different cultures is Ray’s greatest achievement. Like most of his great contemporaries in world cinema he can create an awareness of the ordinary man, which isn’t achieved in the abstract but by using the simplest, most common and concrete details such as a gesture or a glance. There is a contemplative quality in the magnificent flow of images and sounds, an attitude of acceptance and detachment, which is the hallmark of his inner as well as outer vision. His compassionate work arises from the noblest of philosophical traditions, the true spirit of which is distinctly Indian and invokes a detached intrepidity, celebrates joy in birth and life and accepts death with grace. Ray succeeded in making Indian cinema something to be taken seriously, and in so doing, created a body of work of distinct range and richness.The cinema of Satyajit Ray is that rarest blend of intellect and emotion. Though his approach is controlled and precise, his real skill is at evoking deep and sublime responses from his audience. His films display a finetuned sensitivity without descending into melodrama or excess; they invoke the universal and immutable language of all the great filmmakers. Three weeks before his death in April 1992 he recieved an Honorary Oscar “in recognition of his rare mastery of the art of motion pictures… which has had an indelible influence on filmmakers and audiences throughout the world”, and the Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India), India’s highest civilian honour – fitting for a director whose meditations on the nature of the human condition displayed to the world the creative fertility of a newly formed nation forging its path.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005
A new Collective Agreement of Jadran dd Crikvenica and an Agreement to the Collective Agreement were signed, by which the employer undertook to pay all employees in the operations department the salary for the months of June, July and August in the amount of HRK 1,000.00 as a non-taxable receipt. “All employees who have concluded an employment contract with the employer on the basis of this KU, or whose salary is determined in accordance with the Tariff Annex, for the month of June, July and August 2019 to pay a stimulating part of the salary in the amount of 6 percent”Point out from Jadran dd Crikvenica. The entry of new owners with fresh capital into the ownership structure created preconditions for more intensive investments in the improvement of accommodation capacities, and the expansion of business on the Makarska Riviera brought a significant increase in accommodation capacities, says the President of Jadran dd Goran Fabris. “We currently manage nine hotels of different categories in the area of Crikvenica and Makarska with more than 1.600 accommodation units, and three camps with 1.130 pitches available to tourists. Last year was a time of clearing the debts of the past, and this year I expect an increase in income by about 30 percent with a significant increase in the profitability rate. ” concludes Fabrice. Total operating revenues in 2018 amounted to 91.521.423 kuna and are 9 percent higher than operating revenues generated the year before. The highest growth in operating revenues, as much as 16 percent more than in 2017, was recorded in hotels on the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera. But that is only part of the news and the improvement of working conditions for Adriatic workers. The new Collective Agreement increases the basic number of days for workers to calculate annual leave from 18 to 22 days, increases the number of days of paid leave for certain categories (for the birth of a child from 3 to 5 days, for blood donation from 1 to 2, in one year the worker can use a maximum of 10 days, and so far he could 6 days of paid leave), the incentive part of the salary was increased from 30% to 50%, solidarity assistance for the birth of a child was introduced in the amount of non-taxable amount, for transportation costs and on routes shorter than 2 km, and it was agreed that in the case of double work with breaks longer than 6 hours, the employee is entitled to payment in the amount of an individual ticket for each time of arrival at work. According to the business plan, in the next three years they plan capital investments in Jadran dd in the amount of 117 million euros, which will increase the categorization of accommodation capacities to the level of 3 to 5 stars. In 2018, there are two key events for the company. First, the takeover of the majority stake in Jadran dd by two mandatory pension insurance funds – PBZ Croatia osiguranje and Erste plavi in the first half of the year, and the takeover of Club Adriatic doo by Jadran dd in the second half of last year. The Tariff Annex has also been amended and the coefficients in operations have been increased. A larger number of jobs has been introduced (for example, we have had one job in the restaurant department so far: waiter, waiter and head of the hall, with the new tariff annex we have the following jobs in that department: waiter II, waiter I, bartender II, bartender I , waiter III, waiter II, waiter I and head of the hall) and thus enabled the workers to advance, which according to the tariff annex established so far was not possible, points out the Trade Union Commissioner of STUH in Jadran dd Crikvenica, Ivan Blažević. Increased revenues, announced new investments
Lifesite News 9 Oct 2012John Deighan, the parliamentary officer of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, told a conference in Brussels that even young children are being branded as “bigots” and “Nazis” for daring to openly oppose same-sex “marriage.”“I know, for example, of children in Scotland, including my own 12-year-old child, who have been branded as ‘Nazis’ and ‘bigots’ because they have dared to disagree with the idea of same-sex marriage,” Deighan said.Deighan was speaking at a seminar held in Brussels of European Parliamentary groups on the growing pressure against believing Christians in Europe who oppose the “progressivist” agenda pushing acceptance of homosexuality and the redefinition of the family.Deighan said that homosexualist lobbyists like Stonewall and the Equality Network have created “intense levels of hostility” against anyone who opposes their agenda. “People are increasingly being subjected to manipulation by what I would call the equality lobby,” he said.“This is a blatant attempt to manipulate the ideas and views of people, including school children, so that they become more intolerant of the Catholic message,” Deighan said. He added that it is “very difficult” to persuade politicians in Scotland to speak out against these developments.“They are afraid that in doing so they will jeopardise their careers,” he said.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/scottish-children-called-nazis-for-opposing-gay-marriage-says-bishops-offic?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d4fa9342f6-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Headlines_10_09_2012&utm_medium=email