FORMER INISHOWEN COMMUNITY RADIO BOSS WINS CASE AGAINST STATION

first_imgJim DohertyThe Labour Relations Commission has decided in favour of the former manager of Inishowen Community Radio in a case he brought against the station.Jim Doherty was manager at the local community station for more than 12 years and was instrumental in setting it up.Mr Doherty and the station parted company in 2012 amid confusing and conflicting circumstances. He made no comment either at the time or since about the matter but it is known that the station was experiencing financial and industrial relations difficulties for several months before his departure.The LRC found that the company had failed to pay Mr Doherty monies due to him for salary and holiday pay and directed that these be paid immediately.Jim Doherty said that while he welcomed the news it wasn’t the end of the matter.“I’m delighted with the decision but I’ll probably never see a cent of it. As far as I know the company doesn’t exist anymore and whatever assets it had are probably long gone. “The principal is more important than the money though. This is only the first of two cases I had to bring against the station to clear my name and defend myself,” he said.Mr Doherty has a case against ICR coming up in the Employment Appeals Tribunal soon but is reluctant to give more detail about it. FORMER INISHOWEN COMMUNITY RADIO BOSS WINS CASE AGAINST STATION was last modified: September 20th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Inishowen Community RadioJIm DohertyLabour Relations Commissionlast_img read more

In the news today Feb 2

first_imgSix stories in the news for Friday, Feb. 2———PM TRUDEAU FACES MORE QUESTIONS AT TOWN HALLA disabled veteran, an Indigenous woman angry about racism and people worried about stalled oil pipelines hurled questions at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his latest town hall meeting in Edmonton Thursday night. Trudeau’s answers were periodically interrupted by angry shouts, but he never lost his composure. The prime minister holds another town hall tonight in Nanaimo, B.C.———ALBERTA TO HALT ELECTRICITY TALKS WITH B.C.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government is suspending talks with British Columbia on the purchase of electricity from the western province. It’s the first step in Alberta’s fight against the B.C. government’s proposal to obstruct the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion project by banning increased shipments of diluted bitumen to the province’s coast. Up to $500 million annually for B.C.’s coffers hangs in the balance, Notley said.———CHRISTINE ELLIOTT JOINS ONTARIO PC RACEFormer Ontario legislator Christine Elliott has joined the race to replace Patrick Brown as leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party. The widow of late federal finance minister Jim Flaherty has run twice unsuccessfully for the Tory leadership, in 2009 and again in 2015. The only other declared candidate so far is Toronto politician Doug Ford.———REPORT: MILITARY PROCUREMENT ISSUES THREATEN POLICYLong-standing problems with Canada’s military procurement system are threatening to undermine the Trudeau government’s vaunted defence policy, warns a new report. The study, published by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute this week, says the government is on track to spend billions less on new equipment this year than was promised. The main reason, says the report’s author, are bottle necks in the procurement system have slowed progress on a variety of projects.———MONTREAL PORT EXPANSION UNDERWAYThe Montreal Port Authority says it has crossed a key milestone in its plans to grow its container-handling capacity in order to stay competitive with large U.S. ports. The authority — which has submitted its plans for an environmental assessment — has long been planning a container terminal on its land in Contrecoeur on Montreal’s South Shore, a land reserve it acquired between 1988 and 1992.———GROUNDHOGS SET TO ISSUE SPRING FORECASTWeather watchers will look to the groundhogs this morning for their annual predictions about spring. Nova Scotia’s famed Shubenacadie Sam will be let out of his pen at about 8 a.m. local time followed about an hour later by Ontario’s Wiarton Willie. According to folklore, if a groundhog sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If not, spring is around the corner.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— The Ontario Liberal Party begins a three-day annual general meeting in Toronto.— Online and telephone voting continues to elect a new leader of the B.C. Liberal Party.— Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland participates in a NAFTA meeting with her counterparts in Mexico City.last_img read more

Check This Out Edible Sensors Tell You When Your Food Has Gone

first_img What’s worse than when you pour a bowl-full of milk onto your morning cereal and take a nice big spoonful only to discover that the milk has gone sour? OK, there are other worse things, but it’s still really gross.Hu “Tiger” Tao, a post-doctoral student at Tufts University in Massachusetts, is working on a chewable sensor that may provide a solution to the problem of spoiled food, Fast Company reported. The new technology uses a surprisingly old substance: silk.Silk has been used for millennia in cloth, and more recent applications have included all sorts of medical, scientific and electronic uses. Tao’s design uses tiny gold antennae embedded in a purified silk substrate that can be dunked into liquids like milk or pasted onto eggs or bananas or other foods using the silk’s own sticky, glue-like properties. The sensors monitor food quality, alerting you when your fruit is ripe or your milk starts to go bad.The technology is similar to the sort used in RFID chips that keep track of pets or livestock, in electronic toll collection and all sorts of other devices. Using what’s called dielectric properties — chemical changes that occur as a fruit ripens or rots, for example — the sensors emit an electromagnetic signal that can be monitored by a reader.An app on your smartphone could presumably pick up those signals and be programmed to let you know when that avocado sitting on your counter is perfectly ready to become guacamole.The crazy thing about the sensors Tao and his collaborators created is that they are completely edible. The gold is as thin as the gold leaf used in fancy desserts, and the pure protein of the silk substrate is easily digestible. The whole thing is flexible, and since the silk itself is what holds it on the object to be monitored, there’s no need for any additional glue.There are countless other applications for this amazing technology. “Electronic skin,” for example, could use flexible electronics to wirelessly track health statistics, monitoring blood pressure and other vital signs. Since the sensors are completely edible and biodegradable, the potential relevance for healthcare and food and consumer markets is huge.Imagine waving your phone over a table full of melons and picking out the one that’s perfectly ripe, every time. Friends, this is progress.What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or by telling us in the comments below. 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. October 31, 2013 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

Air Namibia appoints Airline Pros as new GSA

Air Namibia appoints Airline Pros as new GSA

first_img Share Travelweek Group Posted by Air Namibia appoints Airline Pros as new GSA MONTREAL — Air Namibia (SW) has named Airline Pros its General Sales and Marketing Agent in Canada.“We are excited to represent Namibia’s national flag carrier,” said AirlinePros Canada Director Karl Muller. “We look forward to developing commercial functions for Air Namibia on the Canadian market, strengthening the airline’s brand engagement amongst industry leaders and travellers to increase the number of visitors to the spectacular destination of Namibia.”Air Namibia offers daily overnight flights between Windhoek and Frankfurt on new A3300-200 aircraft. Points in North America, Asia, Middle East and Europe are serviced through partner airlines. Connections bring travellers to Namibia’s Walvis Bay, Luderitz, Lusaka and Oranjemund as well as Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa, Victoria Falls and Harare in Zimbabwe and Gaborone and Maun in Botswana. Visit airlinepros.com/portfolio/air-namibia. Monday, February 6, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

How you doin Sexy koala wins the Internet with super seductive pose

How you doin Sexy koala wins the Internet with super seductive pose

center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> “How you doin’?” Sexy koala wins the Internet with super seductive pose QUEENSLAND — What did the koala say to the photographer? “Draw me like one of your French girls, Jack” as it struck a come-hither pose in a tree.The sexy marsupial didn’t really say those words, of course, but the famous line from ‘Titanic’ did serve as the caption of a now-viral photo taken by 27-year-old British photographer Ross Long.Long snapped the pic while at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland on Australia’s Gold Coast and knew instantly that this koala was special. For one thing, it was super chilled out (“He looked more chilled than a Friday night of Netflix and chill,” Long told the Daily Mail).Secondly, it posed in that tree in a way that would suggest it was “ready for action”, its chest puffed out, its legs draped seductively across a branch, and his eyes staring longingly directly at the camera.Slay, koala, slay!Long, who noted that there were other female koalas nearby, surmised that this was “his way of letting them know that he was indeed ready.”More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesWhatever the stud was trying to do, we are all for it, along with everyone else on social media! @alowe842 wrote on Instagram: “did you girls see this, hubba hubba”, while @telmotaylor90s said that it was “Changing the animal kingdom game.” @lissa_babyyy called it “one sexy guy”, @cindyarroba wrote “He’s sexy and he knows it”, and @odetta_odile jokingly alluded to a possible x-rated version of the same pic, writing “That’s the original version”Now that Stud-Koala has gained a legion of new fans, it’s only a matter of time until he comes out with a calendar of sexy poses!last_img read more