Job Vacancies: Bar staff required at popular Letterkenny pub

first_imgJob Vacancies: The Glencar Inn, a popular entertainment bar in Glencar Letterkenny, is currently recruiting for part-time bar staff.Part-Time Bar StaffJob requirements:· Experience is not essential as full training will be given but it will be an advantage. · The ability to work in a busy environment.· Must be fully flexible.· Work with a team.· Have a friendly manner and the ability to be social with customers. To apply send a CV with a cover letter to hrglencar@gmail.comAll applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidenceJob Vacancies: Bar staff required at popular Letterkenny pub was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 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:Bar StaffGlencar InnJob Vacanciesletterkennylast_img read more

Fiscal prudence ‘good news for investors’

first_img26 October 2011The South African government is committed to maintaining prudent fiscal policy, which is good news for investors, BoE Private Clients said following Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Medium-Term Budget on Tuesday.“Given the global backdrop of sovereign risk and the potential for years of slower growth – as austerity and consolidation loom – the value of this commitment cannot be overestimated,” BoE Private Clients economist Madalet Sessions said in a statement.“Not only did Minister Gordhan highlight the trade-off between government consumption expenditure and infrastructure investment, but he also indicated a clear preference by stating that South Africa had to prioritise public infrastructure spending,” she said.“He further demonstrated government’s commitment to enhancing the growth potential of the economy by saying that the country had to borrow to invest in infrastructure – not government consumption.”Gordhan said for the next three years, the National Treasury would aim to moderate spending growth in order to stabilise debt as a percentage of GDP.“This commitment to prudence and fiscal consolidation over the medium term suggests that SA’s fiscal affairs will continue to stack up well in comparison with developed markets,” said Sessions.“This prudence should in the long-run pay handsome dividends as the threat of higher taxes and interest rates in the future remain contained.”Sessions said this would enhance South Africa’s attractiveness as an investment destination.Sapalast_img read more

Education boost for Gauteng

first_imgWith 36 new schools opening in Gautengprovince alone in early 2012, morechildren will be able to receive a soundbasic education. (Image: Shamin Chibba)MEDIA CONTACTS • Charles Phahlane  Communications head, Gauteng   education dept  +27 11 355 1530 or +27 71 860 4496. RELATED ARTICLES • SA businesses urged to adopt schools • SA prioritises quality education • Zuma: SA to meet 2015 education goal • Tackling SA’s education challenges • Can drive raises R8.5m for educationEmily van RijswijckThe Gauteng Department of Education is making good on its promise to step up education efforts, with 36 new schools opening and 500 additional teachers reporting for duty in the first term of 2012.Another 300 pre-fabricated classrooms will also be added to existing schools where overcrowding is a problem.Thirteen of the schools will be ready to accept pupils when inland provinces start their 2012 academic year on 18 January, while another five will open later in the month.The remainder of the schools will be opened during the rest of the first term.While the majority of the new school buildings are pre-fabricated buildings, five of the new schools are solid brick and mortar structures.This brings the number of primary and secondary schools in the province to 2 595 – including independent, non-subsidised schools – with almost 72 000 teachers.The buildup to the new school year already starts six to eight months before, with teachers required to place orders for their support materials in May and actual pupil admissions taking place from August to October the year before.“It’s all systems go for the start of the new academic year,” education MEC Barbara Creecy confirmed at a recent press briefing, adding that the new facilities will go some way towards alleviating pressure in some of the overcrowded schools.Demand for learning space Of the nine provinces, Gauteng has seen the biggest rise in pupil numbers in recent years.According to Creecy, pupil numbers has been growing on average by 2% over the last five years, which means the province has to make space for about 36 000 additional children each year.The province has over 2-million pupils, while more than 14-million children attend school countrywide.“There is no other province that has experienced this level of demand for learning space,” said Creecy in her mid-term budget speech last year.In areas such as informal settlements, where it’s not always possible to build new schools, the education department has expanded its scholar transport scheme to accommodate these already disadvantaged children.In addition a budget of R100-million (US$12.5-million) has been allocated for pre-fabricated classrooms in schools where there is overcrowding.“We will provide 300 pre-fabricated classrooms and 100 pre-fabricated ablution blocks within the financial year,” said Creecy.Maintenance work at existing schools is also ongoing, with work in progress at 42 sites.Schools at the coast opened one week before, with the Western Cape Education Department welcoming pupils at 11 new schools in 2012. In 2011 the Gauteng education department opened six new schools.Aiming for millennium goals South Africa aims to eliminate all mud schools over the next three years and to improve basic safety and functionality of about 3 600 schools by 2014 as part of its contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goals, said President Jabob Zuma during a Parliamentarian session after his State of the Nation address in 2011.The Millennium Development Goal for education is to ensure that, by 2015, the majority of children all over the world are able to access and complete a full course of primary schooling. The government also hopes to increase enrolment rates in secondary schools to 95% by 2014.According to basic education minister Angie Motshekga, concerted efforts on the government’s part has resulted in rises in gross enrolment rates by 20% in primary education and about 15% in secondary education.“In fact, South Africa has almost achieved universal access in primary education,” said Motshekga at a December 2011 meeting on building public-private partnerships in education.Statistics South Africa’s 2010 general household survey found that nationally, 72,8% of persons aged 7 to 24 were attending educational institutions.Steady gains have been made since 2002, yet the number of young people not studying remains unacceptable – most respondents indicated that this was for financial reasons, a situation that the government is addressing. The right to basic education is entrenched in South Africa’s Constitution.Helping children to learnJust in Gauteng alone, almost 900 000 learners are attending the 1 237 no-fee schools, said Creecy. Of these children, over 800 000 also benefit from the government’s nutritional programme.Nationally, Statistics South Africa recorded that the percentage of pupils countrywide who paid no tuition fees increased from 0.7% in 2002 to 54.6% in 2010.To keep up with rising demands, the Gauteng education department’s budget has increased by over 13% from 2010/11 to 2011/12, with R25.9-billion ($3.2-billion) allocated for the current financial year.“Almost 74% of this budget will be spent on salaries for teachers, school administrative staff and office based personnel,” said Creecy.last_img read more

Gen Y Demands Greater Work Flexibility, Says Cisco Study

first_imgFirst-time young professionals and recent college students are getting increasingly more demanding about their workplace flexibility when it comes to their choice of computing devices, work hours, and access to social media networks during the workday. These results are part of the 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report, the second of three parts which was released today. Cisco and InsightExpress surveyed 200 college students and young professionals in 14 countries.A third of the college students and others under 30 said that they would prioritize social media freedom, device flexibility, and work mobility over salary in accepting a job offer. Of course, this could be idealism speaking and we’ll see what they say when many will have trouble finding any job in this down economy. A sizable minority (40%) said they would take a lower-paying job that offered more in the way of device flexibility and social media access during work hours. And 56% said that if their job blocked access to social sites, they would not accept the offer or else join the company and look for ways to circumvent this policy. Food for thought for IT managers, certainly. Nearly two-thirds of job seekers plan on asking about social media usage policies during their interviews. So what are the rest going to do, fake their way through it?Sheila Jordan, VP Communication and Collaboration IT, Cisco says, “These findings among college students and young employees indicate the freedom to access social media and use devices is increasingly important to the next generation of the world’s workforce – in some cases, more important than salary.” Almost a third of all surveyed across the globe said the absence of remote access would influence their job decisions, such as leaving companies sooner rather than later, slacking off, or declining job offers outright. Matching this attitude, almost a third feel that it is their right to work remotely and to make this decision after they are employed. Not surprisingly, 70% feel that they don’t need to be in their office regularly, and could get more done remotely. This is more than double the figures from last year. Gen Y is clearly attached to their electronics. Nearly half said they would rather lose their wallet or purse than their smartphone or mobile device. Most also expect that any company-issued smartphone should be allowed for personal uses too. And 81% of the respondents want to choose their own devices, even for corporate tasks. From these results, the traditional methods of attracting new talent to the workforce may no longer apply. Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img david strom IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show In Philadelphia

first_img Philly never drops the ball on a good celebration. This year, Philly adds twice the flare again to its New Year’s Eve show with two fireworks shows. Find out here where the best spots are to view the shows. SugarHouse Casino Presents Twice the Fireworks! Twice the Fun! Saturday, December 31 6:00 p.m. and midnight Delaware River Waterfront Insider Tip: This is free.   Top Fireworks Viewing Spots Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive Have your own under the sea adventure when you ring in the New Year.  Guests can dive into the hors d’oeuvres, food stations and open bar and catch a great view of the fireworks while toasting with champagne. Music and entertainment round out the New Year’s adventure. Insider Tip: $125 per person Battleship New Jersey 62 Battleship Place Get your sea legs ready. Enjoy music, food and bar concessions, as well as a unique view of both fireworks shows at 6 p.m. and midnight. New Year’s fireworks along the Delaware River(G. Widman for GPTMC) Blue Cross RiverRink Columbus Boulevard and Market Street The Blue Cross RiverRink’s New Year’s Eve Party on Ice offers one of the best views of the city’s fireworks show over the Delaware River. Skaters can catch one of two sparkling shows during the early (5-7 p.m.) and late (11 p.m. – 1 a.m.) parties. File this spot under family-friendly. Insider Tip: Tickets are $30 for skaters and $20 for spectators. Franklin Square 200 N. 6th Street Families can head to the brightly illuminated Franklin Square to watch the 6 p.m. fireworks show. From 11a.m. – 4 p.m., there will be party hat decorating, free entertainment, and a “Square-drop” countdown to 6 p.m. File this one under family-friendly. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing Chestnut Street and Columbus Boulevard Head to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for a front-row view of the fireworks backed by a synchronized soundtrack during the show. Hyatt Regency Philadelphia 201 S. Columbus Boulevard The Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing is kicking off the New Year with not one, but two celebrations. Enjoy a delicious New Year’s Eve Family Buffet starting at 4 p.m. Save room for the Dessert Explosion at 5:30 p.m. before the 6 p.m. fireworks show at Penn’s Landing. ($55 for adults, $25 for children 3-12). Starting at 8 p.m., adults can partake in the Starlight Soiree featuring a dinner buffet and wine bar in the Columbus Ballroom followed by drinks and dancing at Keatings River Grill, all leading up to the fireworks spectacular at midnight. ($125 per person) Independence Seaport Museum Columbus Boulevard at Walnut Street Grab a complimentary party hat and noisemaker before heading outside to the second-floor terrace to watch the fireworks spectacular over the Delaware River at 6 p.m. The museum comes alive at 8:30 p.m. during the Buccaneers Ball, a swashbuckler-themed New Year’s Eve celebration with live music, drinks, dinner and dancing ending with the fireworks show at midnight. Penn Treaty Park Delaware Avenue and Beach Street Penn Treaty Park’s seven acres of open green space and clean picnic areas provide a great vantage point from which to watch the fireworks. Race Street Pier Race Street and Delaware Avenue This is an amazing spot to watch but we recommend you get there early, as it’s probably going to fill up fast. Insider Tip: Alcohol, BBQ and glass containers are not permitted at the Pier. Spirit of Philadelphia 401 S. Columbus Boulevard Set sail on the Spirit of Philadelphia for two special sailing adventures to ring in the New Year. Families can hop aboard for the early New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise from 4–6:30 p.m. and celebrate with live music, party favors and a grand buffet before getting an up close view of the fireworks at 6 p.m. From $109.90 per adult. $69.90 per child ages 3-12. The New Year’s celebration sets sails again from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. with sweeping views of the fireworks and the city skyline; the night includes a dinner buffet, hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar, DJ music, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast. From $164.90 per person. SugarHouse Casino 1001 N. Delaware Avenue We bet that the riverfront walkway at SugarHouse Casino will be a good spot to watch both fireworks displays, as there will be concession stands and speakers playing the synchronized soundtrack for each of the shows. Washington Avenue Green 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard This is another new park on the Delaware River Waterfront, formerly Pier 53. Wiggins Park & Marina Mickle Boulevard at the River Across the river in Camden, you can get an amazing view of the fireworks from Wiggin’s Park, located near Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey. Viewers will be treated to a synchronized soundtrack for the fireworks display from speakers at the park.last_img read more

Woman killed in downtown Columbia crash

first_imgA deadly crash over the weekend has left a woman dead.Katie Paul, 25, died Saturday night after she and Patricia Beasley, 25, were hit on Ash Street in downtown Columbia Saturday morning just after midnight.According to Columbia police, Kelsey Stephens, 25, was driving east on Ash at Eighth Street, and hit Paul and Beasley while they were walking south across Ash on the east side of Eighth.Law enforcement said it’s still investigating whether Stephens was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.At last check, Beasley was in critical condition.last_img read more

Mustafizur Rahman left out of report on collision with Mahendra Singh Dhoni

first_imgIt’s debatable whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s collision with Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman was intentional or not. But the fact that on-field umpires Enamul Haque of Bangladesh and Rod Tucker of Australia didn’t even mention the bowler’s role in the official report submitted to the match referee Andy Pycroft raises eye-brows.It is clear that Rahman had no reason to cross over to the other side of the pitch in his follow through because neither was the ball played towards that side, nor the leftarm pacer was bowling round the wicket that he ran into Dhoni as the latter was completing the single.While it is wrong to think that having a Bangladesh umpire on the field helped the debutant’s case, it is learnt that only after India skipper Dhoni explained his version of the whole episode did the match referee go ahead and ask Rahman to explain his side of the story. And it was the bowler himself who accepted that he was also at fault for standing in the way of Dhoni and the return crease.Initially only Dhoni was summoned by the match referee after his collision with Rahman on Thursday night was reported by the on-field umpires. But Dhoni pleaded innocence and explained the whole situation to the match referee and said that it was a case of either banging into partner Suresh Raina or stopping in his track to see the Bangladesh team run him out because Rahman was clearly in line with him. At that moment, Dhoni tried his best to minimise the impact and that is why he had lifted his elbow and had no wrong intention.advertisementThis is when the referee saw sense in what Dhoni was saying in his defense and checked the video footages and decided to get Rahman’s interpretation of the whole scene. And it was Rahman himself who agreed that he was at fault and walked across in his follow through without being aware of his position. He pleaded guilty. In the end, Dhoni was fined 75 per cent of his match fee and Rahman 50 per cent.Explaining the decision, match referee Pycroft said: “Dhoni defended the charge on the basis that the bowler was on the wrong line and realising that he couldn’t avoid the collision, he used his hand and arm to push him away as he went through to ‘minimise the impact’.”However, my assessment was that Dhoni deliberately pushed and shouldered Mustafizur, which was inappropriate. Even if there was a narrow gap between the runner and the bowler, an experienced Dhoni should have tried to avoid the collision. Mustafizur admitted his guilt and accepted the proposed sanction.”last_img read more