NewsLocal NewsWillie’s white elephantBy Alan Jacques – April 17, 2015 637 TAGSFianna FáilHorizon MalllimerickWillie O’Dea TD RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories FIANNA Fail TD for Limerick, Willie O’Dea, revealed that while there will be welcome jobs created during the construction phase of the Horizon Mall development, he shares the concerns of many regarding the potential negative effect it will have on the city centre. “I am also concerned that the development will not be completed by the prescribed timeline of August 2016 and could end up as another ‘white elephant’ just like Coonagh Cross shopping,” Deputy O’Dea told the Limerick Post. Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Print WhatsApp Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleSarah Jane’s general election bid to put Limerick firstNext articleRural areas hit by fuel thieves Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Workplace stress is affecting the French as well as the more insecure Anglo-Saxon world, according to a report in Le Figaro. The land of the 35-hour week and high employment protection is not immune from constant changing of roles and the pressures of globalisation. The report blames “a state of constant change and the need to live fast”. www.lefigaro.fr Lawsuits alleging race discrimination rise in USLawsuits alleging race discrimination in the US jumped from 22 four years ago to 89 last year, as registered with the Washington-based Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A high-profile case last year against Coca-Cola, settled out of court, has prompted other plaintiffs to come forward according to a report by the Society for Human Resource Management. But African-Americans have reached the top in business, the SHRM report added, including Barry Rand, chairman and chief executive of Avis Rent-a-Car.www.shrm.org Factory in the US is cleared of disability biasA factory in the US has been cleared of discrimination on the grounds of disability over its policy of rejecting candidates prone to carpal tunnel syndrome, a form of repetitive strain injury. The Western Missouri court ruled that Woodbridge Corporation was justified as it only barred candidates from the production line work, which was fast-paced, repetitive work demanding high co-ordination. Double standards in drug tests for staff in US Blue-collar staff in the US are increasingly facing drug tests but hi-tech experts and executives do not, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. Blatant double standards apply despite “signs of increasing drug use among technology’s newly rich, high-tech companies,” the SHRM reports. Some companies defend the practice by pointing out that lower grade staff are often in safety-critical posts such as driving, while white-collar staff are less likely to pose a direct threat to the general public.www.shrm.org International news: French are not immune from workplace stressOn 24 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
February bar exam results posted April 30, 2006 Regular News February bar exam results posted Graduates from Florida State University had the highest passage rate for those taking the February Florida bar exam.The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results from the February bar exam April 17.A total of 1,035 people took the exam, 538 from out-of-state and the remainder in-state graduates. The FBBE also said 899 took the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam in March, 360 from out-of-state and the remainder from the 10 Florida law schools.FSU topped those who took Part A and Part B of the general bar exam; 31 of the 34 FSU grads passed, or 91.2 percent. The University of Florida was next, with 131 of its 150 graduates passing, or 87.3 percent. Next was Florida International University, where 19 of 22 graduates passed, or 86.4 percent.Of the other law schools: 81 of the Stetson University’s 101 students passed the exam, or 80.2 percent; 45 of 58 graduates from Florida Coastal passed, or 77.6 percent; 18 of 26 students from the University of Miami passed, or 69.2 percent; 14 of 22 graduates from Barry University or Orlando passed, or 63.6 percent; 8 of 14 from Florida A&M passed, or 57.1 percent; 22 of 39 from Nova Southeastern University passed, or 56.4 percent; and 11 of 31 from St. Thomas University passed, or 35.5 percent.Three hundred and seventy-eight of the 538 applicants from out-of-state law schools passed, or 70.3 percent. Overall, 73.2 percent of those who took Parts A and B passed.That figure was 80.9 percent for the MPRE portion of the exam. Passage rates by school were 93.1 percent for UF; 91.8 percent the FSU; 91.2 percent for UM; 90.3 for Stetson; 90 percent for FIU; 78 percent for Florida Coastal; 74.6 percent for St. Thomas; 72.7 percent for FAMU; 61.3 percent for Barry; and 59.1 percent for NSU. The rate was 77.2 percent for out-of-state test takers.