£30bn in the pipeline: This is the year UK firms will cut pension schemes loose

Wednesday 4 January 2017 5:50 pm £30bn in the pipeline: This is the year UK firms will cut pension schemes loose PressureThe news comes as pension experts from Mercer revealed the aggregate pension deficits of FTSE 350 firms increased threefold in 2016.Although deficits have reduced from mid-year all-time highs, and fell by £10bn during December alone, at the end of the year the deficit stood at £137bn. This is compared with a balance of £39bn at the same time 12 months ago. whatsapp Depending on the nature and sensitivity of the pension scheme’s covenant it is crucial that trustees and sponsors position themselves appropriately to deal with the key scenarios that can emerge. Share Britain’s companies will shift sky-rocketing pension liabilities from their balance sheets this year, experts have predicted.With defined benefit pension schemes at record year-end levels, 2017 will be year to de-risk and UK plc is keen to take advantage of the improved affordability of shifting scheme risk to the insurance, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW). Read more: As pension deficits double could dividends be under pressure?More than £30bn of liabilities will be insured this year the research suggests – compared with £11bn in 2016 – taking the amount of liabilities insured to the highest level since 2014.Taking stock”2016 was very much a year for taking stock, with uncertainty following the UK’s EU referendum certainly subduing the overall level of activity taking place,” said Shelly Beard, a director at WTW.With the commitment for companies to ensure sufficient funds are available to pay final salary pensions to members weighing heavy on businesses, there are a number of de-risking strategies available to boards and pension scheme trustees.Strategies include pension scheme buy-ins – where an insurance company is paid to take on some or all of the risk to meet future liabilities but the ultimate responsibility remains with the company – or buy-outs – where a pension scheme is lifted out from the corporate balance sheet and all the risk transferred to an insurance firm. Consequently, providers are entering the New Year with strong pipelines and several deals expected to trade in January, and more of our clients are approaching the market than ever, so we expect 2017 to start from a very healthy position in terms of appetite and deal pipelines. Oliver Gill Read more: Can Ofcom force through BT Openreach split?”Relative to the preceding 18 months, the second half of 2016 saw a marked increase in the value available in the bulk annuity market,” Beard added. Meanwhile Mercer senior consultant Le Roy van Zyl added: “Pension scheme trustees and sponsors face the New Year with significant uncertainty. Brexit is likely to move beyond a mere intention, and the effect of new leadership in the US will become clear – not to mention other major events such the French presidential elections.” whatsapp Read more: Trinity Mirror defends buyback amid pension shortfall criticism”[The deficit levels] continue to put real pressure on any risk management plans and will require trustees and corporate sponsors to work closely together to establish the right framework to monitor and manage those risks,” said Alan Baker, UK defined benefit risk leader for Mercer. More From Our Partners Puffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com read more

Delays expected as Euston station evacuated after fire alarms set off – no arrivals or departures

whatsapp However, minutes later the same account posted a tweet which said the station had reopened and services will recommence “shortly, albeit with delay”. Delays expected as Euston station evacuated after fire alarms set off – no arrivals or departures Caitlin Morrison Commuters can also expect to encounter delays on the Tube, with severe delays on the Hammersmith & City, District, Circle, Piccadilly and Victoria lines this afternoon.The London Midland twitter account posted a tweet stating that fire alarms at the station are sounding, and there were no arrivals or departures until the “source of the activation is investigated”. Thursday 16 March 2017 3:41 pm Euston station has reopened after being evacuated in a false alarm when fire alarms were set off this afternoon.National Rail warned delays were to be expected as services recover. whatsapp Share British Transport Police said the incident was a “false alarm”. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRelated ArticlesCheesy Bacon Dip: Recipes Worth CookingUndo5 Affordable Soundbars To Improve Your TV’s SoundUndoSimple Household Hacks That Will Save You Money And Restore Items Like NewUndo Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealth.recetasget10 Evening Habits that are Definitely Bad for Night’s SleepHealth.recetasgetUndoweniix.comLook The Future of Carsweniix.comUndoPaws ZillaThe Terrifying Reason Why You Should Never Try To Outrun An Aggressive BearPaws ZillaUndoTrue EditionFind Out How Many Houses Seth Rogen OwnsTrue EditionUndoFoundation Leak Fix | Search AdsThe Prices For Foundation Repair Services In Scottsdale Might Surprise YouFoundation Leak Fix | Search AdsUndoCarammelloIf Your Dog Isn’t On This List, It’s Not A Smart BreedCarammelloUndoYoga Poses15 Must-Know Yoga Poses for BeginnersYoga PosesUndoEveryday WellnessScience Explains What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Two Bananas A DayEveryday WellnessUndoEnanow12 Make-up Mistakes You Should AvoidEnanowUndo read more

General Election 2019: Priti Patel hammers Labour over immigration as party splits on free movement

first_img whatsapp General Election 2019: Priti Patel hammers Labour over immigration as party splits on free movement The row comes after splits emerged over Labour’s conference policy on immigration ahead of a crucial meeting to decide its election manifesto.  “We will have to see what’s in the manifesto, but I don’t think [what conference voted for] is a sensible approach and I will be expressing that view,” he said. whatsapp Tags: General election 2019 The home secretary said: “We will reduce immigration overall while being more open and flexible to the highly skilled people we need, such as scientists and doctors.  “This can only happen if people vote for a Conservative majority government so we can leave the EU with a deal.” “Our national security would be imperilled by an “unconditional” right to family reunion which would give those subject to deportation orders, and those who have been deprived of their British citizenship after joining terrorist groups overseas the legal right to settle in the UK.” BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: Home Secretary Priti Patel talks onstage at the launch of the Conservative Party’s General Election campaign at the National Exhibition Centre on November 6, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Boris Johnson visited HM The Queen earlier today to officially dissolve Parliament before heading to the West Midlands to launch the Conservative Party general election campaign. The British people will go to the polls on December 12th for the first winter election in nearly a century. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Home secretary Priti Patel has said immigration would be cut “overall” under a Conservative government – and raised alarm bells over Labour’s shifting position on freedom of movement. Catherine Neilan “Under Corbyn’s Labour, immigration would surge, and put huge strain on schools and our NHS,” she said in a letter to her counterpart Diane Abott. Len McCluskey, the boss of the UK’s biggest union Unite and a key ally of Jeremy Corbyn, told The Guardian yesterday he would oppose any attempt to extend free movement in line with the conference pledge. But the shadow home secretary branded the Tory claims “fake news”, and blasted the Tory record for “scapegoating migrants” or deporting Windrush citizens. Thursday 14 November 2019 4:11 pm This is the first time a minister has promised to bring down immigration since the tens of thousands pledge was ditched. But the Conservatives claim that under Labour plans the net migration figure could climb to an average of 840,000 a year. Share Patel said plans to bring in an Australian-style points based immigration system for EU and non-EU migrants would reduce the numbers coming to the UK. “Want to talk about immigration? Fine, let’s talk about how you wrongly deported British citizens. Let’s talk about how cruel and inefficient the Home Office continues to be. Let’s bring the debate back to real lived experiences,” she said. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistatebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Pick Main image: Gettylast_img read more

COVID-19: How stock exchanges can help us #BuildBackBetter

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While some sectors, such as healthcare, technology and logistics, have seen what might be termed ‘upsides’ from the generally awful predicament and others such as travel, retail and hospitality have been hardest hit, across the board there has been no escape and little respite. All these products may be eligible to enter our green market segment, TISE GREEN and more broadly, there has been a wave of listed sustainable and social bonds in response to COVID-19. Indeed, it is these issuances which beg the question about how we will operate as a society in the future and what this means for the future of many businesses.  A place for agile exchanges Public markets out of favour Yet, unlike most traditional stock exchanges, a responsive approach is integral to our offering. It has helped attract trading companies, investment vehicles such as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and debt issuers to our market. This responsiveness can assist corporates as they start to turn their attention away from the short-term challenges and towards the long-term future. 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Even prior to the spread of COVID-19, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) have been steadily falling in recent years. There has been a growing trend for companies to stay private for longer, with business owners increasingly choosing to exit by selling to private equity.  At first glance, COVID-19 seemed only likely to reinforce this trend as it sent the major stock exchange indices into a spin, listed open ended real estate funds were forced to suspend as the property market froze with uncertainty and quoted companies struggled to grapple with reporting and filing obligations. Mark Oliphant is Head of Communications at The International Stock Exchange Group. Stock exchanges have been somewhat out of fashion in recent years and this seemed to be a trend reinforced earlier this year during the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. However, the responsiveness of exchanges in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak has shown that an agile approach from public markets means that they can play a role, alongside private markets, in assisting ‘corporate UK’ to build back and build back better. Sharecenter_img TISE is a registered trademark of The International Stock Exchange Group Limited (registered in Guernsey with company number 57524. It wholly owns The International Stock Exchange Authority Limited (Guernsey registered company number 57527), which is licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to operate an investment exchange under the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987, as amended.  COVID-19: How stock exchanges can help us #BuildBackBetter Phone: +44 (0) 1481 753000Twitter: @tisegroup Email: [email protected]  Web: www.tisegroup.com  We are taking a pragmatic approach to balancing the interests of all market participants, including both issuers and investors, in order to ensure the continuation of a fully functioning market. This is a similar approach to many other exchanges, which demonstrates the willingness of those overseeing venues to ensure that the public markets can mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Mark Oliphant, Head of Communications at The International Stock Exchange Group, explores how agile public markets can help the economic and social recovery from COVID-19. #BuildBackBetter Sponsored Tuesday 14 July 2020 5:02 pm Equally, TISE’s value for money and efficient listing service has attracted companies ranging from blue chip multinationals and a wide variety of UK corporates that are raising debt finance. This includes securities issued by private equity groups to help finance their acquisitions of portfolio companies (which of course, themselves, could be exited via a listing at a later stage). Address: PO Box 623, Helvetia Court, Block B, 3rd Floor, Les Echelons, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AR Note: this article does not constitute investment or other professional advice and should not be construed as a recommendation to buy, sell, hold or solicit any investment, security or other financial instrument or product. whatsapp Since the onset of the pandemic, we have encouraged current and prospective issuers on TISE to engage with us at an early stage regarding the impact of COVID-19 on their business and as such, what it means in respect of their listing.  While traditional venues are seen as overly bureaucratic and expensive for a trading company listing, TISE provides a more proportionate and cost-effective offering which makes it viable for businesses to IPO at an earlier stage, perhaps offering existing owner/managers of Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in particular a partial or full capital exit. Similarly, TISE is home to more than 30% of all UK REITs because the regime is pragmatic and the fees are very competitive.  Show Comments ▼ Companies have been able to access government assistance in addition to regular sources of funding and of course, private equity houses continue to sit on plenty of dry powder. However, there is still room for stock exchanges, such as The International Stock Exchange (TISE), to play a role in helping companies, both short and long term. last_img read more

Village of Buckland, pop. 500, sees large spike of COVID-19 with 11 new cases

first_imgCoronavirus | NorthwestVillage of Buckland, pop. 500, sees large spike of COVID-19 with 11 new casesSeptember 21, 2020 by Wesley Early, KOTZ – Kotzebue Share:The Northwest Alaska village of Buckland on Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Nathaniel Herz / Alaska’s Energy Desk)The Northwest Arctic Borough village of Buckland has seen a large spike in positive cases of COVID-19.On Monday, regional health care provider Maniilaq Association announced that 11 residents of the village tested positive for the virus on Thursday, Sept. 17. Ten of the residents were close contacts of a previous positive case.Maniilaq officials say six of the residents are showing symptoms of the virus, and all of them are medically isolated in Buckland. The results came after a community-wide testing effort by Maniilaq health workers. Last week, five previous cases of COVID-19 were announced for Buckland residents, with four of them medically isolated in the village.Buckland is a village of around 500 people about 75 miles southeast of Kotzebue. The Maniilaq service area comprises the Northwest Arctic Borough and the North Slope village of Point Hope.Maniilaq also announced a new case of COVID-19 at Red Dog Mine. A resident of Noorvik is medically isolated at the mine after testing positive for the virus on Sept. 17.Maniilaq officials say they are conducting contact tracing to see if anyone was in close contact with the individual.Share this story:last_img read more

News / North American rail freight operators stay on track for a bumper year

first_img By Alexander Whiteman 20/07/2018 © Wangkun Jia Strong headwinds failed to knock North American rail freight off its first-quarter rhythm, with both US and Canadian operators reporting healthy first-half results.CSX, which ended last year on a bitter note with the loss of rail turnaround king Hunter Harrison, continued its good start to the year by smashing company performance records.Its intermodal division’s results were less ground-breaking but strong, nonetheless, with revenue up 6% (at $939m) on the back of a 1% (1.42m tonnes) volume increase.Chief executive Jim Foote said much of the intermodal growth came from international markets, noting that domestic business had been “relatively flat”.“Our intermodal network needs a ton of work to become the efficient part of our system that it needs to be,” said Mr Foote. “We’re just beginning to get in there to figure out how to rationalise that big part of our business, so we can become more efficient and have a better product for our customers.”For the three months to June, intermodal volumes were up 2% on last year (735,000 tonnes), bringing in revenue of $490m (up 9%) with revenue per unit up 7%.Mr Foote said last year had seen the carrier change its intermodal “philosophy” by removing the hub and spoke model and with it about 7% in volumes.“At that point in time, it was my belief that a large part of the rationalisation of intermodal had been accomplished. Well, that’s not the case,” he said. “So we are going to have open communication with customers about what we’re trying to accomplish, involving train design changes, terminals and potential terminal consolidations.“We’ll do this methodically, logically and appropriately, and fully aware that we are looking at a peak season which everybody is indicating is going to be very strong.“So we’re not going to do anything that’s going to screw up the railroads, and if it takes a little longer than a quarter or two, I’m fine with that.”In the US, CSX was not alone in recording a healthy first half, with Union Pacific seeing its Premium [intermodal] product record revenue growth of 11% ($3.1bn) on a year-on-year volume increase of 6%.Chief marketing officer Elizabeth Whited said this had been achieved despite “pricing pressures” in the intermodal markets.“Domestic intermodal was driven by continued strength in parcel and stronger demand from tight truck capacity,” said Ms Whited. “International intermodal volume was up, as new ocean carrier business wins began to ramp up in the second quarter.”Further north, Canadian Pacific continued the trend, with first-half intermodal revenue up 11%, predominantly due to a 16% uptick in second-quarter international turnover. Domestically, growth was “more modest”, linked to a series of strikes that hit the carrier earlier in the year.Chief marketing officer John Brookes used an investor conference to welcome One Network Express to the business, anticipating a strong second half.He added: “With truck capacity tightening and the anticipation of a strong peak, we expect both international and domestic intermodal to perform quite well for the remainder.”When asked if CP had experienced customers withdrawing plans in line with questions around tariffs and trade, he said this did not match what the carrier was seeing.Mr Brookes said: “Right now, I would say, as we look at this fall peak season, it remains actually quite bullish on this cross-border opportunity in those import goods.”last_img read more

CDC announces travel restrictions for countries fighting recent Ebola outbreaks

first_imgCruises in the US closer to resuming with CDC’s new trial guidance May 7, 2021 TSA screens record amount of travelers since start of pandemic May 18, 2021 Travel precautions will be imposed for individuals coming to the US from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo — two countries fighting recent outbreaks of the Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.Next week, the US government will start directing travelers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo to six US airports, according to the CDC. Airlines will collect information from all passengers boarding flights to the US who were in either country within the previous 21 days, and share the data with the CDC and local health departments for monitoring purposes.The measures come as the US and other nations grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, with increasing concern that variants could send rates spiking once again, CNN reports. It also follows two previous outbreaks of Ebola in Africa that began in 2014 and 2018, resulting in the deaths of thousands.During the 2014 outbreak, similar travel precautions were applied. Passengers arriving at designated airports to the US from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone — the hardest-hit nations during the outbreak — had their temperature taken and were asked questions about whether they had been exposed to anyone with Ebola. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementThe CDC noted that this year’s outbreaks are in remote areas and the risk to the US is extremely low. The agency said the travel restrictions are being implemented out of an abundance of caution.As of Thursday, the World Health Organization said there were nine Ebola cases and five deaths reported in Guinea, and eight cases and four deaths reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak in one of its regions earlier this month, days after the Democratic Republic of Congo declared its 12th outbreak in its history. CDC researchers study blue-green algae in SWFL waterways May 21, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments The Red Cross said in a statement that a network of more than 700 trained volunteers has been “activated as part of a first wave of response and the government has called on people to respect hygiene and prevention measures and to report signs of the disease to health authorities.” The World Health Organization has helped control the recent outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo with vaccines and is helping to procure doses for Guinea.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.RAN Technical error briefly delays American Airlines travelers May 23, 2021 AdvertisementTags: CDCEbolaTravel Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementlast_img read more

First Round of Championship, JamboRí and top 25 Instagrammers – it’s all in our Top Stories of the Week

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleKeenan strikes Laois into minor Leinster gloryNext articleLast minute O’Connor point leads Timahoe to round one victory Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Laois secondary school chosen to provide new Leaving Cert subject will be a great asset to the girl’s school.Tributes poured in as Tragic Portlaoise teenager laid to rest.SPORT Everyone was eager to read about the Eight young players to watch out for in the intermediate football championship.Sixteen young players to watch out for in the senior football championship also had people talking.Is this Laois man the oldest ever club championship debutant? people were asking after an O’Dempsey’s man pulled on a jersey for the first time at 44.Meaney’s late late point sees Kilcruise down Stradbally in championship thriller set off the championship the right way.PROPERTY The houses that sold in June in Laois – and for what price was an interesting read this week.18-house Laois estate bought for €1.25 million in online auction, an interesting piece for the people of Borris-in-Ossory.WE ARE LAOISMoment in Time: Portlaoise juveniles give soccer star a great send off ahead of Celtic adventure was a lovely throwback for one Portlaoise footballer.REVEALED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers had everyone double tapping.SEE ALSO – Ballyouskill man to tour Ireland by tractor Be it News, Sport or Property, we had it all this week on Laois Today.From abandoned presidential aspirations, 4,000 scouts and all the young footballers to watch, here’s our top stories from this week.NEWSThousands of students may not be claiming tax relief on qualifying third level fees according to the Chair of the Oireachtas Committee for Education and Skills, Fiona O’Loughlin.Row brewing in Fianna Fail as Madigan prepares to take seat left vacant by the late Jerry Lodge.Great excitement in the town as Stradbally welcome 4,000 Scouts to JamboRí.Former GAA president has ruled out challenging Micheal D meaning the Laois man O’Neill will not be next Irish President Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Twitter Community center_img Community TAGSTop Stories By Sarah Cullen – 29th July 2018 Home Uncategorised First Round of Championship, JamboRí and top 25 Instagrammers – it’s all… UncategorisedWe Are Laois Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad First Round of Championship, JamboRí and top 25 Instagrammers – it’s all in our Top Stories of the Week WhatsApp Twitter Rugby last_img read more

Laois set for Wexford O’Byrne Cup clash but manager Quirke says National League is his priority

first_img WhatsApp By Aedín Dunne – 14th December 2019 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Laois set for Wexford O’Byrne Cup clash but manager Quirke says National League is his priority The Laois senior footballers continue their start to the 2020 season with their second O’Byrne Cup game away to Wexford this afternoon.Mike Quirke’s men are in action against Paul Galvin’s charges where only a win will keep their chances of a semi final place alive after a Round 1 loss to Offaly.Laois have made a host of changes from that game – as you would expect at this time of the year.There are first senior starts for Brian Byrne (Graiguecullen), Shane Bolger (Killeshin), Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan) and Alan Kinsella (Courtwood).Mountmellick’s Eoghan Keogh starts in goals having not being involved with Laois last year while Brian Daly from St Joseph’s is named at centre-forward. He featured in 2017 under Peter Creedon but never played league under championship during John Sugrue’s reign. TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois v WexfordMike QuirkeO’Byrne Cup RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Home Sport GAA Laois set for Wexford O’Byrne Cup clash but manager Quirke says National… SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results But looking ahead to the game, Quirke says that the National League is where he insisted that is where his side’s priorities lie at the moment.He said: “I think the league is a fantastic competition. For Laois it’s the primary competition. It’s the one that we’re going to be hell-bent trying to stay in Division 2 and that’s where the focus is really going to be.”“Next January is our priority for now,” explained the Kerry man.Heading into the league, Quirke knows there is work to be done but it’s early days yet.“We’re only after having about nine session. We started on the 15th of November, when we were supposed to start.“Maybe other teams started before that so we’re only really in the infancy of learning to play together and kick outs are a big part of that obviously and that’s going to be a big emphasis for us moving forward,” he explained.Laois’ opening game against Offaly saw the new rules implemented and while marks were not overly influential for the blue and white side, Evan O’Carroll’s black card was.Noting the last few minutes of the game, the 39-year-old said: “Obviously, last year that would have been a case of bringing somebody else in but its different this year, down to 14 men with 10 minutes to go in the game hurts you a small bit.“I think it will be a more effective deterrent to the cynical stuff that plagues the game late on.“If you’re down a man, it definitely hurts you a little bit more than just replacing him,” he added.Laois take on Wexford in Enniscorthy this afternoon at 2pm.SEE ALSO – Our selection of 20 of the best left boots in Laois football GAA Previous articleLaois hurling boss hits out at pre-season competitions as 2020 set to startNext articlePlenty of Christmas cheer as Trumera students host Christmas concert Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. last_img read more

JOB VACANCY: CJ Sheeran Ltd have a vacancy for a Supply Chain Analyst

first_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: CJ Sheeran Ltd have a vacancy for a Supply Chain… JobsSponsored Pinterest Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 19th August 2020 Twitter TAGSCJ Sheeran Electric Picnic News Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleWarnings issued as storm ‘worse than Hurricane Charlie’ set to strikeNext articleWATCH: The history of 17th Century Ironworks in Mountmellick LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp JOB VACANCY: CJ Sheeran Ltd have a vacancy for a Supply Chain Analyst RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook CJ Sheeran is Ireland’s largest manufacturer and recycler of timber packaging and pallets, providing a premium quality, sustainable and accredited packaging solution to Ireland and the UK’s diverse network of pallet consumers.We now have an opening for a Supply Chain Analyst to join our busy Logistics Division.Tasks and Responsibilities:The position will be primarily based in our Central Logistics Office in Mountrath, Co Laois. Duties will include:Development and interpretation of Master DataTrend analysis with direct and targeted resolution of downward trendsCustomer specific reporting and portal uploadsDaily, weekly and monthly reporting of key metrics to relevant stakeholders including customersIdentifying, initiating and executing process improvementsActive involvement in implementation of new projectsEffective interface with colleagues to ensure timely reporting and a cohesive approachtowards maximising business performance and efficienciesOther adhoc administrative dutiesSupport to Logistics Division as requiredSkills and Experience:Primary Qualification in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or Sales related discipline desirableAt least 3 years’ experience in a similar roleVery strong in MS ExcelDisciplined in execution of plans and schedulesStrong commercial awareness of business dynamicsAn excellent team player with strong customer service skillsAbility to work under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlinesProficient in MS Office and experience in Sage Line50 advantageousStrong communication skills, both written and verbalExcellent administrative, organisational and time management skillsCan-do attitudeAn excellent opportunity to join a progressive and dynamic company undergoing exceptional growth with career progression and further education opportunities. CJS are also a leading manufacturer of garden, farm and equine timber products which include premium quality timber gates, fencing, garden furniture, landscape woodmulch and the very popular ComfyBed® Equine Bedding.Salary commensurate with experience.To Apply Please submit your CV FAO Ashleigh Doyle to [email protected] or by post to: CJ Sheeran Limited, Shannon Street, Mountrath, Co. Laois, R32 RRX8.Closing date for applications: COB 28th August 2020SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more