Prime Minister meets food bosses at job summit

first_imgLeading food companies and the major supermarkets met with the Prime Minister yesterday to discuss improving the employability skills of the young unemployed. Bosses from 2 Sisters and Premier Foods were on hand at Number 10 to talk over the need for 17,000 recruits to the food industry by 2020. And it came as the  Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) announced a further 15,000 workshops for unemployed youngsters as part of its “Feeding Britain’s Future” campaign.Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I want to make sure young people know what opportunities are out there for them, so they can develop the skills they need to get themselves into good jobs and earn a living.“It is part of the government’s long-term economic plan to make sure the next generation can achieve their full potential and secure a better and brighter future for themselves and for Britain.”Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive, IGD, said: “Despite the economy showing some signs of improvement, there are still nearly a million young people in the UK that are not in education, employment or training. In such a tough marketplace, today’s young unemployed need all the help and support they can get. We can’t expect them to play the game if nobody explains the rules, which is exactly what Feeding Britain’s Future is all about.“I am extremely proud that over 200 food and grocery organisations – large and small – are opening their doors to help young unemployed people through our Feeding Britain’s Future Skills for Work month.”last_img read more

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Roberson shows room for improvement despite career game against Louisiana Tech

first_imgEven after his best game of the season, Tyler Roberson wasn’t left out of Jim Boeheim’s postgame rant.As the head coach vented about the Syracuse’s issues with basic fundamentals, he singled out his sophomore forward and challenged him even after arguably the best game of his young career.“Tyler’s on the weak side, he’s got position, and then he pushes the guy,” Boeheim said after the game. “… You can’t do those things and win.”Yet SU (6-3) did, holding off Louisiana Tech (7-3) in the Carrier Dome by a score of 71-69 on Sunday. In a season-high 33 minutes, Roberson sparked the Orange with his first double-double since the season opener, netting 14 points and pulling down 17 rebounds — 11 of which came off of Syracuse misses.“That’s really what I wanted to do, just get out there and play with energy,” Roberson said. “The rebounds came all from playing with energy.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSwingman Michael Gbinije sat out the entire second half with a back injury, and neither Chris McCullough nor Rakeem Christmas, SU’s biggest forwards, logged more than 26 minutes Sunday due to foul trouble.And because of that, a hole opened up in the frontcourt, and Roberson filled it.He shot 7-of-13, taking the second-most shots on the team. He hit a midrange jumper in the first half, but his biggest contributions of the game stemmed from his work on the offensive boards. Roberson was to thank for 13 of Syracuse’s 16 second-chance points, by either cleaning it up by himself or dishing his rebound to a teammate.“Tyler stepped up tonight,” Christmas said. “There’s a lot of things that he could’ve done better but … I think that was one of the best games I’ve seen him play.”“He was going after everything, he was being aggressive and that’s what we need from him. I hope it carries over.”Even if Sunday’s performance does carry over, Roberson is no exception to Boeheim’s desire to get more out of his entire team.Thrown into an increased role, Roberson — naturally a power forward — served as SU’s three-man when he was on the floor with McCullough and Christmas.“At the three he struggles, because he tries to do things like that spin move and throw the ball up from wherever he was,” Boeheim said. “If he were to play the three and not do those things, then he could even be more effective because now he’s going to the boards against a smaller guy.”Boeheim was referencing a play in which Roberson, playing face-up to the basket from the short corner, took one dribble before spinning away from the baseline and missing a turnaround shot high off the backboard.The play’s outcome is why Boeheim said Roberson is too far away from the basket when he’s not in his natural position. The solution to that would be getting position closer to the basket — a tough task when Christmas and McCullough need real estate down low, too — or an improvement in Roberson’s ball skills.As the struggling Gbinije recovers and sophomore small forward B.J. Johnson remains ineffective offensively, an expansion of Roberson’s versatility to build off Sunday’s performance could spark the Orange offense.“When I’m at the three or the four, I got a good feel for what Coach wants me to do and I just have to continue to build on it,” Roberson said. “Tonight, I played a lot at the four and I think I did a good job there but if I was at the three, I think I could do just as good.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

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Bank of Ireland issues leave thousands without services

first_imgThousands of Bank of Ireland customer have been left without key services today following an IT outage.Online banking, the 365 app, some card services and Bank of Ireland ATMs are reportedly out of action.Bank of Ireland has apologised to customers for the inconvenience and said urgent repairs are underway. A statement said: “BOI is aware that some channels are currently out of service. We’re working to rectify this ASAP and will provide further updates as soon as we can. Credit cards are working as normal and point-of-sale transactions are an option too. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.”This is the second day that BOI customers have reported issues with their accounts and services, with some complaining that the problems began on Wednesday night. Bank of Ireland issues leave thousands without services was last modified: November 28th, 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)last_img read more

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13 days agoMan Utd insist Pogba can make Liverpool clash

first_imgMan Utd insist Pogba can make Liverpool clashby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United aren’t panicking over Paul Pogba’s toe injury.The Sun says he is winning his race to be fit for Manchester United’s huge clash with Liverpool after the international break.The French World Cup winner has played in just two of United’s last seven games.Reports in France have suggested Pogba also has a cracked toe picked up in the Carabao Cup game against Rochdale although manager Solskjaer made no mention of that when discussing his injury.United will desperately need him for the Old Trafford date with Premier League leaders Liverpool a week on Sunday. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Davie gets 71M contract from feds to refit 53yearold coast guard icebreaker

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is awarding Davie Shipyards a contract worth more than $7.1 million to refit the Canadian Coast Guard’s largest icebreaker.The refit of the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent is the latest contract awarded to Davie amid complaints from the Quebec shipyard about a lack of work.Davie is leasing a converted civilian ship to the navy as a temporary supply vessel and has been pressing the government to accept a second such vessel for around $500 million.It also wants to be included in the government’s multibillion-dollar shipbuilding strategy, through which Ottawa is contracting rival shipyards in Halifax and Vancouver to build dozens of new ships.The government has said the navy does not need another interim supply ship and has instead been handing Davie maintenance and refit contracts for existing coast-guard and naval vessels.It is also buying three second-hand icebreakers from Davie, which the shipyard has started to convert for the coast guard and which will likely remain in service for the next 15 to 20 years.The contract announced Tuesday is being awarded without a competition and will see Davie put the Louis St-Laurent in drydock.“Canadians from coast to coast to coast rely on the Canadian Coast Guard to protect their coastlines and their livelihoods,” Public Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough said in a statement. “This contract will ensure the men and women of the Canadian Coast Guard are properly equipped to do their important work, while also helping sustain good middle-class jobs at the Davie Shipyard.”Recent briefing notes obtained by The Canadian Press through access-to-information law indicate Davie is the only shipyard big enough to drydock the icebreaker.First launched in 1966, the 53-year-old vessel was once supposed to be decommissioned in 2000 but has since undergone several rounds of upgrades and refits to keep it in the water.Seaspan Shipyards in Vancouver has been tapped to build its replacement, the CCGS John G. Diefenbaker, but the project has experienced numerous delays and its delivery date is up in the air.It wasn’t immediately clear how many jobs the latest contract will create at Davie, which says it has been forced to lay off hundreds of workers over the past few years.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball looking to end Wisconsins winning streak

OSU sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer (5) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Arena. Credit: Christopher Slack, Lantern PhotographerThe first time the Ohio State women’s volleyball team took on Wisconsin this season, it was looking to get even after falling to the Badgers in the NCAA tournament last year.This go-around, the No. 16 Buckeyes (22-7, 11-6) are looking to end No. 10 Wisconsin’s (21-6, 13-4) nine-game winning streak — which began nearly a month ago on Oct. 23 — in Madison on Sunday at 2 p.m.The Badgers have been particularly tough on their home floor, boasting an 11-2 record in the Wisconsin Field House this season.“We’ve got to remind ourselves that we’re pretty good,” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said. “But on the road in the Big Ten, you have to find another level and really circle the wagons together.”A number of players have helped fuel Wisconsin’s hot streak, but at the center of it all is junior setter Lauren Carlini, a 2014 first-team All-American and a preseason all-Big Ten selection.Carlini currently ranks first in the conference and seventh in the country in assists per set (11.78). The last two weeks, she’s been named the Big Ten’s setter of the week, an award she’s won six times in her college career.Sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer said simply hitting the ball at Carlini can be effective in getting the Badgers out of rhythm.“A lot of times, you think of playing it at her, taking them out of system, taking her out of being able to set the ball and run the offense,” she said.The Buckeyes also want to “serve tough and get them out of system so we can read her easier,” sophomore defensive specialist Kalisha Goree said.Getting better at the service line has been a point of emphasis for Carlston’s team in recent weeks, and he’s starting to see some improvement.“We’re having moments, we’ve just got to do more of them and be a little bit more consistent,” he said.Carlston’s squad will not only have its hands full in dealing with one of the nation’s top setters but will also have to defend against one of the better blocking teams in the country, led by freshman middle blocker Tionna Williams (1.32 blocks per set) and junior middle blocker Haleigh Nelson (1.27).Against the third-best blocking team in the conference, Carlston is looking for some better play from his offense, which has gone through cold spells at times during the last month.“We’re getting a little predictable in terms of where we’re hitting the ball,” he said. “We’ve got to change up our shots and mix up what we’re giving teams.”Building postseason momentumIn the latest RPI rankings, OSU came in at No. 10, which leaves it in good standing to be one of the 16 teams to host the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament.With only three games left in the regular season, OSU is trying to close the season out strong, not only to get home-court advantage in the first two rounds of the tournament but also to build some momentum going into the postseason.“Every single team in the country is trying to do that right now and just figure themselves out before going into the tournament,” Goree said.The Buckeyes have won just four of their last nine matches, but they’re hoping Wednesday’s road win over Iowa is what they needed to get back on track.“We’ve had a little lull, but I think we’re building it up and we’re getting our team confidence back,” Schirmer said.What’s next?OSU is set to play its final regular season game away from St. John Arena when it travels to meet Big Ten-leading Minnesota, which defeated the Buckeyes in five sets in each team’s conference opener on Sept. 23. The Wednesday match is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball targets Illinois upset

Beating No. 21 Illinois Friday at Huff Hall won’t break open any bottles of champagne, but getting a victory against an opponent that swept them last year in the regular season and in the NCAA Tournament would be a good start to this weekend’s Big Ten games for the No. 19 Ohio State women’s volleyball team. For the second consecutive weekend, OSU will face another daunting challenge on the road, as they travel to Illinois Saturday and then to Northwestern on Saturday. The Buckeyes will try to improve their 11-5 overall record. Instead of a game plan more focused on their defense and how to stop their opponents this weekend, the Buckeyes are switching their mentality to what they can do to become a better unit on the court. “Well, for this week, I feel like a lot of times in preseason and in previous game plans, we have always been focusing on how we can stop the other team, such as what can we do to put up like a strategic block, or what can we do for defense,” said freshman middle blocker Andrea Kacsits. “This time, I feel like this weekend is more revolving around what can we do to make our game better, on our side of the court no matter what happens on the other side of the court. I feel like our game plan focuses more on us and less on them.” While Illinois boasts just an 8-6 record, the Illini defeated the Buckeyes three times last season and could present a similar challenge this weekend. Illinois features a potent offense that is led by redshirt freshman outside hitter Jocelynn Birks and sophomore outside hitter Liz McMahon, while their defense is anchored by senior middle blocker Erin Johnson, who notched her 400th career block in a lost against then-No. 13 Purdue. Patience will be a key, coach Geoff Carlston said, in how to slow down a high-octane offense that Illinois likes to run. “They run a very pragmatic, controlled offense, so our group needs to be patient and be ready for long rallies,” Carlston said. “(Birks) is solid for sure. We need to be aware where she is at all times and be disciplined in our digging lanes.” Defense will also play a huge factor for the Buckeyes, but players feel that they are ready for the big, physical lineup Illinois will present. “I feel like we’re going to be really prepared. It’s going to be our second away weekend in the Big Ten, so I think were ready,” said junior defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo. “Illinois is always a huge team, so they have, like, big pin hitters and our back rows are going to be ready for that.” Specifically for those two hitters in Birks and McMahon, Mandolfo further explained on the preparations they have worked on to make sure they keep them in check. “We have been preparing with the pins, like you said with two hitters, and basically just all-out defense,” Mandolfo said. “With our front row block and our back row picking up the lanes behind.” The Buckeyes will also be playing against Northwestern, who are 12-3 overall, at Welsh-Ryan Arena. One of the concerns Carlston has for this matchup is how different this team is from Illinois. “The second night is challenging when you have two teams that are so different,” Carlston said. “Our focus has to be on Illinois, but we will be ready for the Wildcats on Saturday.” While Illinois’ offense is led by their two outside hitters, Northwestern is different, as they are lead by their senior setter Madalyn Shalter. According to Mandolfo, the game plan against the Wildcats will stay relatively the same, but with a new twist. “Just working mostly on our offense, and for Northwestern, we’re going to get our offense involved a lot, try some new players and new people in the front row,” Mandolfo said. Whether it is against ranked or unranked opponents, conference or non-conference games, one of the most important things is to be mentally prepared, Kacsits said. “Being mentally prepared I feel like is our biggest thing because a lot of times, and for me specifically, I can get so caught up in the game that it’s chaos for me,” Kacsits said. “My coaches have been working really hard to make sure that I slow things down. I think that can go for all of my teammates as well, that we need to keep the game slow. We need to figure out what they’re doing on the other side, so we can make the right decisions.” With the team’s focus and energy mostly geared toward this weekend, players still had some time to think about how it felt to move up three spots in the latest NCAA women’s volleyball rankings to No. 19 in the country. “It feels really exciting,” Mandolfo said. “I have never been on a team that has been in the top 20, so right now we need to maintain it. Every game is a huge game, so if we keep winning than were going to keep moving up.” For Carlston, his team moving up in the rankings goes back to how tough their schedule is. “It says a great deal about the strength of our schedule so far,” Carlston said. “We have played five matches against top 10 opponents, and 10 of our 16 have been against Top 25 teams in the nation.” Kacsits reflected her coach’s answer and really elaborated that records don’t tell the whole story. “Well, honestly, I feel like the record doesn’t even matter,” Kacsits said. “It’s like, of course it matters, but it’s the game that we lost, we didn’t lose by much. To the teams we lost to, like Minnesota for instance, we made maybe five or six unforced errors and we lost to them 25-23 in every set.” Kacsists said she knows this team has potential, and it is up to them to realize what they can accomplish as a team. “So it’s like we have the potential to be in the top 10, we just have to work through that thing,” she said. “That is what the season is for, that is what this is for and that’s what we are working for. Hopefully, we can be in the top 10 soon.” read more

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Saints trio sign pro deals

first_imgSouthampton Football Club have announced that they have handed three Academy youngsters their first professional contracts.The Saints via their official website confirmed that Enzo Robise is joined by Kameron Ledwidge and Sean Brennan who put pen to paper on their first professional contracts expected to expire in June 2021.The three 17-year-olds were all signed by the south coast club in 2017 and have all had successful debut seasons in the Under-18s side.Academy Manager, Matt Hale commented: “Enzo, Kameron and Sean are talented young players with huge potential.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“Being rewarded with a professional contract shows the faith we have in them and our programme to fulfil that potential.“It is also a reflection of the recruitment footprint we now have and the reputation the academy holds, in terms of attracting international youth players from across Europe.“We look forward to seeing how Enzo, Kameron and Sean progress over the coming months.”last_img read more

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The Celebrity Championship celebrates its 20th anniversary at Morgan Run Club Resort

first_img Posted: May 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Ginger Jeffries, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Integrated Sports Marketing – Celebrity Championship at Morgan Run Club & Resort has begun!Plus, Sunday is Community Heroes Appreciation Day! FREE admission, lunch, autographs and more for all #SanDiego active duty and retired Military, Police Officers, Sheriffs Deputies, Firefighters and EMT’s!Ginger Jeffries was there all morning talking with some of the celebrities including Marucs Allen and Nick Barnett! KUSI Newsroom, Ginger Jeffries The Celebrity Championship celebrates it’s 20th anniversary at Morgan Run Club & Resort Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 18, 2018last_img read more

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KPBSD Instructional Team Hosting Facebook Live Q A

center_img note: You cannot post questions without a Facebook account. You can email them to [email protected], and we will answer as many as we can during the video LIVE Q&A. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Instructional Team will be hosting a Facebook Live Q & A event tomorrow evening. KPBSD Assistant Superintendent John O’Brien: “Ask any questions you want. We’ll be talking about some of the exciting instructional initiatives that are going on in the district as part of our five-year strategic plan.”last_img

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