Zero tolerance

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Email Cllr Malachy McCreeshCITY West councillor Malachy McCreesh has called on local government Ministers and TDs to enact legislation to deal effectively and finally with low and zero hour contracts. The Sinn Fein representative stated that thousands of workers are caught in a trap, exploited and tethered to contracts which only provide minimal hours and uncertain pay from week to week. “The Government’s Low Pay Commission is ineffective, and the proposed collective bargaining legislation is way off the mark in terms of what is urgently needed to address this problem. This is unacceptable, especially on the part of the Labour Party,” said Cllr McCreesh, speaking in support of workers at Dunnes Stores. Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Previous articleExtended Proposals to EVA 2016Next articleRugby – Shannon’s Fitzgerald returns to face Wales Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsZero toleranceBy Alan Jacques – June 14, 2015 584 TAGSCllr Malachy McCreeshDunnes StoreslimerickSinn Feinzero hour contracts Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Go easy on homeowners as repossessions re-start looms, regulator warns lenders

first_imgLenders have been urged to treat the 1.8 million homeowners who have taken out Covid mortgage holidays fairly as the ban on home repossessions looms at the end of this month.Nisha Arora, the Director of Consumer and Retail Policy at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), told an industry conference yesterday that a majority of those who had signed up for these deferrals had been able to meet the new payment plans, but that a significant number needed more support.The FCA’s guidance to lenders has been crucial in shoring up the housing market during the crisis, during which it has changed its advice on dealing with struggling mortgage holders three times.This has helped hundreds of thousands of home owners avoid repossession.RepossessionsArora urged lenders to show those still struggling to pay their mortgage to show flexibility in the way they deal with each case, recognise vulnerable customers, and that repossessions should be a last resort.But she also revealed that those who have taken up a mortgage holiday should expect their credit profiles to be adversely affected “to ensure that lenders have an accurate picture of consumers’ financial circumstances and reduce the risk of unaffordable lending,” she said.“We have set out that once firms have agreed a repayment arrangement with a customer, they should waive or reduce interest, fees and charges to the extent necessary to prevent the balance from escalating.“This will help to avoid the debt becoming unmanageable for the customer and make it easier for them to get back on track.”Read more about repossessions.Nisha Arora home repossessions FCA Financial Conduct Authority October 14, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Go easy on homeowners as repossessions re-start looms, regulator warns lenders previous nextRegulation & LawGo easy on homeowners as repossessions re-start looms, regulator warns lendersBut FCA policy chief also warns those on mortgage holidays that they will see their credit profiles adversely affected in the future.Nigel Lewis14th October 20200961 Viewslast_img read more

The best leaders know – that they do not know!

first_imgThe only true certainty in life is uncertainty. We live in a constantly changing world. Even though we have access to more information than any generation that ever lived, it’s still impossible to know what’s going to happen tomorrow with absolute certainty.The best leaders are masters at dealing with uncertainty. A capacity to deal with uncertainty is also a baseline indicator for evaluating candidates for potential leadership opportunities.There is a lot of powerful data available today, most notably the research of Randall White and Sandra Shullman that confirms that developing a comfort with uncertainty is one of the most valuable assets for aspiring and experienced leaders.Viewed as a trait, uncertainty also helps a leader establish trust and credibility. To put it plainly, people tend not to trust people who seem too sure of themselves. Researcher Erik Douglass reports that “Leaders who were confident but relatively uncertain were viewed as more effective…”We’re more willing to follow someone who doesn’t believe––or pretend to believe they know everything about the future.And on the flip side, over-confidence can produce disastrous outcomes. Don A. Moore wrote the following in Harvard Business Review:“Research has shown that over-confident CEOs make overly risky decisions, often at the expense of their shareholders. Leaders who are able to come to terms with uncertainty and communicate it to employees may avoid such bad decisions.”Now that we’ve established how important it is for a leader to be somewhat comfortable with uncertainty, there’s a sad fact we must face––we’re not generally good at it! An inability or unwillingness to face uncertainty competently and confidently is a huge problem today, especially for aspiring and emerging leaders.Fortunately, the solution to this problem is remarkably simple. It does, however, require some courage and some discipline. I learned how to deal with uncertainty in the rough and tumble environment of the dojo. The same process applies to the business world.#1 If you want to become more comfortable with uncertainty––you’ve got to expose yourself to it!You simply can’t train courage and confidence without exposing yourself to risk. In the dojo we practiced endless self-defense scenarios. As soon as we were comfortable with one set of conditions, the Master changed them, usually without warning.We took our lumps! But by exposing ourselves to the unexpected, we learned to deal with rapidly changing and unanticipated conditions quickly and effectively. We learned how to adapt, improvise and innovate.What are you doing in your life and business to expose yourself to risk and uncertainty? Or, like too many people, are you trying to avoid it?#2 Comfort, courage and confidence come from training and preparation. Acknowledge the fact that absolute certainty is nothing but an illusion––another powerful philosophy I learned from my Eastern Masters. Having acknowledged that fact, the way to develop a “quiet mind” in the heat of battle is to prepare for as many contingencies as possible.Training in this way, you remove many of the variables that may otherwise have taken you by surprise. And even when conditions are not exactly what you expected, the situation may be similar enough to something you’ve trained for that you can adapt to any variation quickly.As important as it is to become proficient in certain techniques, it’s even more important to develop a calm and centered mind. That’s the mindset you need to respond to chaos and as a leader––to be the calm in the center of the storm.And that comes from training.What are you doing to train yourself to respond to unexpected or rapidly changing conditions?#3 Anticipate as many contingencies as possible and have the courage to consider the improbable, the impossible and the worst case scenario.As I noted above, an over-confident leader can make bad decisions. Arrogance has destroyed many promising and successful leaders.Think about what could happen––both good and bad. Plan for the most improbable conditions, prepare for the worst possible outcomes and train yourself to face the most improbable conditions with courage. What are you doing to anticipate and prepare for the worst case scenario and the least likely challenges, situations and conditions?Finally, remember always that one of your most important roles as a leader, if not your most important role, is to develop the next generation of leaders. As Tom Peters famously said, “Leaders don’t create followers. They create more leaders!”If you want to develop strong, competent leaders on your watch, you must expose them to challenges and risks too.You decide the level of exposure, both for your protege and for the organization, but keep in mind that to become comfortable with uncertainty, you must be exposed to it. There is no true growth without risk––especially for leaders.Identify, manage and even develop opportunities for aspiring leaders to test their mettle under live fire. Sure, there is risk that they’ll fail once in a while. But in the long run you’ll find that your future leaders are those who will surprise you with their ingenuity, creativity and exemplary performance under pressure––Given the chance!There are no shortcuts. I wouldn’t want any.You develop your full potential as a leader by embracing your most daunting challenges. There is no greater challenge than facing the unknown. 53SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission…                                                                     Vision: To promote … Web: Detailslast_img read more

4 Secrets to Long-Distance Success

first_img Tweet LifestyleRelationships 4 Secrets to Long-Distance Success by: – June 30, 2014 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 120 Views   no discussions The jury’s still out on whether distance makes the heart grow fonder or of it’s out of sight, out of mind, but one thing is clear — it’s not easy to keep a long-distance relationship afloat, and it can sometimes take a little extra TLC to keep the spark alive.Disagree, but Don’t ArgueHear each other’s point of view, and either reach a middle ground or just drop it. Going to bed angry is a bad enough feeling to start with, but couple that with hundreds or thousands of miles between you and you have a recipe for disaster. Keep State of the Union discussions in-person only if you can help it, and get out of the habit of texting entire conversations instead of calling. There’s more room for miscommunication and misunderstands via text, so avoid typing something you’ll regret later and make it a rule not to hash out relationship issues, big or small, over text. Keep It Fresh By keeping it fresh it always seems like it is. send each other cards and texts and gifts and talk four or five times a day; the last being at her bedtime so that there is an ‘I love you’ hanging in the air until the morning call. Renew that puppy love feeling often — keep flirting with each other and doing the little things you did when your relationship was fresh. When you can’t see your significant other, it’s all that much more important to remind them how much they mean to you. So go ahead and be corny — bring on the “just because” gifts, old-school love letters, and cutesy nicknames! Live Your Own LifeJust realize that your partner still has a life that he/she has to live.” His long-distance relationship went sour when his girlfriend planned their wedding…before he had proposed! “Don’t push for marriage immediately just because you miss your partner sooo much”. An ocean between two people has a tendency to add an intensity and urgency to the relationship that might not necessarily exist without the distance. Keep things in perspective, and be patient. It’s important to talk about the future and keep the conversation going about your plans to eventually be in the same zip code, but don’t push for a commitment before you’re ready. And don’t let your relationship consume you and get in the way of your daily life. If you can’t make it through dinner with friends without breaking out your laptop and Skyping your significant other, it might be time to step back and shift your priorities.Marie Clairelast_img read more

Cricket News Hardik Pandya issues apology for ‘misogynistic’, ‘racist’ comments on Koffee With Karan

first_imgNew Delhi: Hardik Pandya, the Indian cricket team all-rounder, has issued a heartfelt apology for his comments on the show Koffee With Karan hosted by popular Bollywood director Karan Johar. Pandya took to his Twitter handle and issued the apology after his comments raised a massive controversy on social media, with several users labeling it ‘misogynistic’ and ‘racial’. The apology is related to a particular part where he passed some distasteful comments on women and his sexual activities on television. Along with Pandya, KL Rahul was the other Indian cricketer present on the show but his answers were proper and did not evoke any bit of controversy. Pandya missed out on the four-Test series against Australia due to a back injury which he sustained in the Asia Cup in September which sidelined him for close to three months. Pandya played in the Ranji Trophy match between Baroda and Mumbai and put in a solid all-round performance which saw him being picked in the India squad for the Melbourne and Sydney Tests. India achieved history by winning a Test series in Australia for the first time when the final Test was drawn and the series was won 2-1.India will now take on Australian in three ODIs before embarking on a tour to New Zealand which will involve five ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals. Not only was Pandya trolled for these comments, he and Rahul were roasted on social media when asked as to who was the better batsman, Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli. Both of them replied Kohli and this did not go down well with many fans on social media.However, Pandya’s comment might land him in bigger trouble, with the Board of Control for Cricket in India contemplating action. The BCCI, along with the Committee of Administrators, are planning to take a decision on this issue soon, according to several media reports. A BCCI official said strong action must be taken, “What Hardik has spoken at the show speaks poorly of the BCCI and Indian cricket. An apology is not enough and strong action should be taken so that right example can be set for the younger generation,” the unnamed official said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya replied with laughter.Read More | Kuldeep comes into World Cup mix big time, says Ravi ShastriDuring the time when the #MeToo movement is active and sexual harassment is a serious issue which needs to be tackled in all fields, the comments from Pandya did not go down well with Twitter users labeling his comments ‘gross’ and a ‘big disappointment’. In his apology, Pandya has admitted that he got ‘carried away’.Read More | Jasprit Bumrah rested from Australia ODIs, New Zealand tour While Pandya’s comments have drawn plenty of flak, it must be observed that Rahul, who was the other guest in the program, responded with straight answers and showed his dignity. When asked about a situation if both like the same woman , Rahul responded, “It is upto the woman.” Pandya, in turn, responded, “Nahi nahi aisa kuch nahi hai, talent pe hota hai. Jisko mila woh leke jao (No, no, it is nothing like that. It is all on talent. Whoever gets it, take her away). It is on talent.”Someone please tell Hardik Pandya that what he thinks is a ‘cool-idgaf-badboy’ image comes out as nothing but creepy and gross.— n. (@FeistyFangirlx) January 6, 2019last_img read more

Sars coach ready for challenge of Ballyea

first_imgThurles Sarsfields’ coach Paddy McCormack says getting through this weekend’s Munster club hurling semi-final will be ‘a big challenge’.The Tipp champions face Ballyea of Clare in the last four of the provincial competition on Sunday.Sars have lost at this stage for the last two years. Paddy says their opponents at Cusack Park, Ennis, won’t be easily beaten.Tipp FM will have live coverage of the AIB Munster senior club hurling championship semi-final between Thurles Sarsfields and Ballyea on Sunday afternoon.  Our coverage gets underway at 1.50pm in association with Supermacs.last_img

Bucks waiving George Hill, will consider re-signing, report says

first_img Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: LeBron James, Anthony Davis will be part of meeting with Finals MVP Milwaukee is making some important decisions.The Bucks will waive 33-year-old guard George Hill, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. But Milwaukee is working toward finding a way to retain him for 2019-20. Milwaukee guard George Hill will be waived and become a free agent, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Hill had a terrific finish to the season and will be a sought-after combo guard on the market. Bucks are working to find space to re-sign Hill, too.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 28, 2019Hill was traded to the Bucks by the Cavaliers this past season and was slotted to make $18 million in 2019-20 during the final year of a three-year, $57 million deal he signed with Cleveland. He averaged 10.8 points with the Cavaliers in 2018-19, but that number dropped to 6.8 during the regular season in Milwaukee. However, Hill stepped it up in the postseason.Hill averaged 11.5 points and eclipsed 20 points twice en route to the Bucks’ 2019 Eastern Conference finals run — where they lost to the Raptors in six games. Hill proved that he could still be a valuable veteran on a team with championship aspirations, but he’s likely not worth the hefty price tag he was carrying. Related News NBA trade rumors: Rockets won’t deal Clint Capela until they potentially secure Jimmy Butler The Bucks have the reigning MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo and one of the league’s best 3-and-D players in 2019 All-Star Khris Middleton — who is expected to be extended a sizeable offer this summer. Should Hill choose to move on, he could end up joining his sixth team in five years.last_img read more