West Tyrone MLA calls for reform of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

first_img Google+ News Previous articleDonegal People opposed to government austerity policy urged to attend Dublin protestNext articleFanad and Killybegs included in new 2.5 million euro Lighthouse tourism project News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The Vice-Chairperson of the Agriculture Committee at Stormont says the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is in need of urgent reform.West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne, who is also the SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson says the farming and food processing sectors in the North will only progress if DARD reconnects with the people it should be serving.My Byrne says farmers believe that the department has become bogged down in bureaucracy, and seems to be working against the industry rather than for it:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/jbyrn1pmAGRI.mp3 Facebook Twitter Facebookcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – September 4, 2013 Pinterest West Tyrone MLA calls for reform of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Move with times to retain best staff

first_img Comments are closed. Companies which ignore the technological and entrepreneurial revolutionstaking place in the workplace will lose their best staff to those who exploitthem, management guru Jack Black told the conference.He said too many companies are stuck in the past with hierarchicalstructures, still believing the most important person in the organisation isthe one at the top.”The most important person now is the customer and the most importantpeople in the organisation are the people who make contact withcustomers,” he said.If organisations fail to appreciate that and fail to draw on the wisdom thatthose people provide, the best ones will be headhunted and move to companiesthat do, he said.He added that the most successful people in the New Age are those who areinnovative, know where their future is taking them, have a positive attitudeand can cope with stress.To keep those people organisations have to encourage innovation, allowpeople to dictate their own futures, be positive and able to minimise andmanage the stress placed on their staff. Previous Article Next Article Move with times to retain best staffOn 18 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Martin Keown names the player who can solve Unai Emery’s centre-back issues at Arsenal

first_imgMartin Keown names the player who can solve Unai Emery’s centre-back issues at Arsenal Rob Holding made his long-awaited return from injury for Arsenal U23s against Watford on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown believes that Arsenal manager Unai Emery might decide against entering the transfer market to sign a centre-back following Rob Holding’s long-awaited return from injury.The 23-year-old established himself in Arsenal’s backline during the first half of last season before suffering a season-ending serious knee injury against Manchester United in December.Holding made his return to action on Saturday when he lined up for the club’s U23s in a behind closed doors friendly against Watford at Arsenal’s Colney training base on Saturday.Emery will be delighted to have Holding fit and available for selection once more given both Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi have been tipped to move on this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough it is expected that Emery would look to replace one or both of Koscielny and Mustafi should they leave, Keown feels Holding’s return might alter the club’s transfer plans. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Aug 2019 3:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link523Shares Holding played 16 times for Arsenal last season (Picture: Getty)Speaking to football.london, Keown said: ‘Central defence is perhaps the position he should look at but Holding is back from injury.‘We don’t know how well it’s going, Emery may feel he’s going to play a prominent role and that he doesn’t need to sign a player in that position.’Holding joined Arsenal in a £2m deal from Bolton Wanderers in 2016 and despite a rocky start to his Premier League career he performed impressively under Emery last term.Before suffering his setback against United, Holding had made 16 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal, including ten times in the Premier League.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe looks set to have an important role this season with Koscielny desperate to leave Arsenal in order to return to France and Mustafi linked with a move to Monaco.Arsenal have enjoyed a productive transfer window so far signing Nicolas Pepe in a club-record £72m deal from Lille as well as Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Pulis not feeling the pressure

first_imgStoke manager Tony Pulis is adamant he is not under pressure despite his club’s slow slide into this season’s relegation scrap. He went on: “We’re at home this week, so we’ll have the supporters behind us, and the players know if they put in a shift they will have the backing of 28,000 people really getting behind them.” But given the fickle nature of club chairmen up and down the country, with managers losing their jobs at an alarming rate this year, Pulis knows there is no guarantee for himself, even if Stoke stay up. “You sometimes despair at what goes on, but then you should never be surprised at what happens in football,” added Pulis. “I’ve a great chairman (Peter Coates), this is a great football club, I’ve been here a long time, earned a lot of respect from everybody here, and I want to stay.” All Pulis demands from the fans is they get behind the players rather turning any anger on him. “Our supporters have made the Britannia the place it is and I know they will carry on doing that because they love their club so much,” said Pulis. “What they think of me does not matter now. It’s what they think of their team that counts.” With the worst goalscoring record in the Premier League – 27 goals from 31 matches – it is abundantly clear where Stoke’s problems lie. With seven games remaining, Pulis has called on all his players to be more ruthless in front of goal if the club are to survive. He said: “I’m frustrated at our lack of goals, but it happens. “I’ve been in this game long enough and you have good and bad times, times when you play well and don’t get the results you deserve, and others when you play badly and pick up results. It’s swings and roundabouts. The important thing is for everybody to keep their feet on the ground, keep focused, keep doing their best.” Approaching seven years in charge, Pulis is facing flak from the fans following a miserable run that has seen them win just one of the last 15 matches in all competitions. Although still 13th in the top flight, City find themselves only four points above a relegation zone topped by Aston Villa who they face at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. Another defeat would not only thrust Stoke firmly into the thick of the battle to beat the drop, but also place Pulis in the firing line with supporters who have become disenchanted with his management. Asked if he felt under any pressure of late, Pulis replied: “No. If anything I’m working my socks off to make sure the players don’t feel the pressure.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Badgers return to Big Ten play at Northwestern

first_imgUW senior defender Brian Bultman is hoping the team can halt the losing streak against Northwestern.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin men’s soccer team returns to Big Ten play Saturday, traveling south to take on No. 16 Northwestern.The Badgers enter the game as underdogs with a 1-2 conference record, and there have been recent concerns over the team’s ability to score coupled with the fact their defensive record has been falling since the beginning of the season.Following a 1-0 road loss to instate rivals UW-Green Bay, the Badgers will be looking for a bit of magic while facing their fourth ranked team of the 2009 campaign. Northwestern currently is on a 10-game unbeaten streak, which they will attempt to build upon against a struggling Wisconsin team.“We all know the game (against UW-Green Bay) was a tough defeat,” senior defender Brian Bultman said. “We’re just trying to really move on and put that one behind us and just look forward to the rest of the season.”Northwestern’s main offensive threat will come from junior Matt Eliason, who currently leads the Big Ten in scoring with 10 goals. Sophomore Oliver Kupe — the other half of the Wildcats’ scoring duo — leads the conference in assists, supplying his team with six scoring passes.Wisconsin’s defense also will be without junior Cale Cooper, who sustained a season-ending knee injury in the first half of the season. Senior midfielder Eric Conklin has made the switch to defense in order to fill in for the injured veteran.“It’s been a loss, but Conklin’s done a great job stepping in there,” Bultman said. “We have just as much confidence in Conklin stepping in there as Cale (Cooper).”The Badgers began the season with four shutouts in their first five games, but since then have struggled defensively. Over the past six games, the team has let in at least one goal per game.In response to the negative results, head coach Todd Yeagley has stepped up the intensity during training sessions. In turn, players have reported that despite their recent results, the Wisconsin tactician continues to instill a winning mentality.“Everyone’s showing more intensity and a will to win,” senior midfielder Jon Rzepka said. “I think there’s been an attitude change for sure about how everyone wants to be better. We want to start seeing positive results; definitely, the work has picked up.”It seems Northwestern, despite its record, may have a weakness Yeagley and his squad will look to exploit: The Wildcats have the second-highest goals against average in the conference. Although they have not lost a game since Sept. 7, they also have not defeated a team by more than one goal all season.“Our focus is on us, but we will know them,” Yeagley said. “We will make sure our players are aware of their tendencies. We know if we perform well and execute the key aspects on both sides of the ball, then that’ll help us be in a situation to get a good result.”In their last conference game versus Michigan State, senior striker Scott Lorenz looked to have broken Wisconsin’s scoring drought by putting two past the Spartan keeper. But the following game against UW-Green Bay, its poor attacking form returned to the dismay of Wisconsin soccer fans.At the end of the day, however, the first-year head coach realizes results is the thing that matters. But despite this, he still believes the team has been improving week by week.“Scoring goals is difficult,” Yeagley said. “We’re plugging away, and we haven’t lost any confidence although we haven’t been scoring.”“We need to start taking advantage of our small chances,” Rzepka added. “We need to just jump on half-chances and follow up on any mistakes by the keeper.”Last year when Wisconsin battled Northwestern, the Wildcats were ranked second in the nation and the Badgers still managed to come away with a respectable 2-1 loss.“Northwestern is a very disciplined and organized unit,” Yeagley said. “This will be a great test for our group.”last_img read more