Irish Naval Service Reserve seeks Limerick recruits

first_imgTwitter TAGSIrish Naval Service ReserveIrish NavylimerickSarsfield BarracksSub Lieutenant James Scanlon Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Photo courtesy of the Irish Naval Service Facebook page. Photo by David Jonesby Aoife [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Naval Service Reserve (NSR), as authorized by the Government,  is running a competition for 10 new recruits to come aboard the Limerick Unit.Speaking to the Limerick Post about the up coming competition, Sub Lieutenant James Scanlon of the NSR Limerick unit said: ” We have had a Limerick Unit of the Naval Reserve since the second World War. The unit was halved in recent years from 100 to 50 people due to cutbacks. It would appear that there are plans to expand it back out again. We are now recruiting 10 people.”As expected, applicants will be put through their paces with a rigorous recruitment progress, including  a medical, fitness test, Garda clearance and an interview.To pass the fitness tests, wouldbe recruits will be expected to perform 20 sits up in one minute and 20 press ups in one minute. Applicants will also be expected to run 2.4 kilometers in 11 minutes and 40 seconds for men and 13 minutes and 10 seconds for women.The training progress begins between March and June for four weeks with two full-time weeks of commitment for further training in July.Professional training such as fire fighting and survival at sea courses are required before NSR recruits can join their counterparts from the full time unit on the ships.“The Naval service reserve is sort of a part-time job in the sense that part of it is voluntary but for part of the year you do get paid for full-time work,” said Sub Lieutenant Scanlon.“Its a very demanding life at sea. When there is a fire at sea you can’t call the fire brigade, so you have to put it out yourself. If you go out there and you work hard you become part of that team very quickly and meet great people.”A day in the in the life of an NSR recruit commences at 5.55 am where they complete intense personal training sessions followed by a full day of training classes.Sub Lieutenant Scanlon said people who join the Naval Reserve unit often decide to make it their full time career with many opportunities available to use other qualifications and progress up the ranks.The rate of pay for a naval seaman is €410.13 a week and Sub Lieutenant Scanlon said recruits can expect to be paid for between 4 and 6 weeks a year if they have the time to commit.The Sub Lieutenant offers the following advise to all eager applicants: “The best thing applicants can do for the interview stage is go on to and educate themselves about it. Like who is the Commander in chief of the defense forces ? The answer is the President. But people don’t know these things so they can find everything they need to know online. ”Closing date for applications is November 14, 2014. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and under 35 years of age.  For more information and to apply go to: Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articlePedestrian tragically killed named locallyNext article‘Late converts’ to Irish Water saga in Limerick criticised Guest Writer NewsIrish Naval Service Reserve seeks Limerick recruitsBy Guest Writer – November 12, 2014 1858 Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Concerns mount over plan to hold upcoming regional elections in December

first_imgElections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) head Abhan said the KPU should consider Terawan’s opinion and consult with the ministry, especially since data showed that 55 percent of COVID-19 patients who have died lived in regions that will participate in the elections.Read also: Tanah Abang Market packed with traders ahead of Idul Fitri despite virus fearsExperts and analysts have suggested a further delay to the elections, arguing that the government should now remain focused on addressing the pandemic, which has taken its toll on thousands of people’s lives and the economy in the country.Constitutional law expert Feri Amsari of Andalas University in West Sumatra asserted that amid the current conditions, the more important thing was to consider public health, not merely political calculations.He went on to say that Indonesia should not follow in the footsteps of South Korea, which recently held its election on April 15 amid the pandemic, since the East Asian country had prepared for the polling day for a long time.”Indonesia has just issued the Perppu, so we have limited time [until December]. If it is forced, it would be a heavy burden on the KPU,” Feri said.Critics have also said that voting in December meant allowing incumbent candidates to benefit from the coronavirus crisis response as they could use it as an opportunity to boost their popularity among voters.There have been some cases of COVID-19 aid used for political purposes. In Central Java, for instance, Klaten Regent Sri Mulyani — who is seeking a second term in office — recently faced criticism for putting her image on bottles of hand sanitizer in aid packages sponsored by the Social Affairs Ministry.The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician denied that it was her team who put her image there, saying that the stickers might have been placed on the bottles by people who wanted to tarnish her image.Mochammad Afiffudin of Bawaslu told The Jakarta Post recently that similar cases had also occurred in North Toraja and East Lampung.”In East Lampung, the houses of the Family Hope Program [PKH] beneficiaries were affixed with stickers with the regent’s photo, who happens to be seeking reelection,” he said.Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting (SMRC) chief researcher Djayadi Hanan said on Sunday that pushing back voting in the regional elections to sometime next year would prevent incumbent candidates from exploiting the coronavirus crisis for their political campaigns.Read also: COVID-19 kills elderly, haunts the young in IndonesiaBy that time, the incumbent regional heads could no longer appear as leaders during the crisis, he said, given that the tenures of most regional leaders would end in February 2021.“If the non-incumbent candidates, for example, now go to the people and beg for their blessing, what would the people say? They are busy taking care of their lives,” he said in a virtual discussion on Sunday.Concurring with Djayadi, Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) director Titi Anggraini also did not recommend voting in December, saying that it was too risky and could affect the quality of the election stages.”If we don’t consider it seriously, it may undermine the public faith in our democracy,” she said.House Commission II overseeing home affairs chairman Ahmad Doli Kurnia said the legislative body would soon hold a hearing with the home minister and the KPU in response to the concerns.The Golkar Party politician pointed out that the Perppu itself had stipulated an option for the election day in view of the pandemic.“Because it’s urgent, we have decided to hold a meeting amid the recess period,” he said.The House is set to discuss the Perppu in the next sitting period, which will begin on June 12.Topics : The government’s plan to reschedule polling day for this year’s simultaneous regional elections to December has sparked concerns over the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility of incumbent candidates using their coronavirus response to their own advantage.Home Minister Tito Karnavian and the House of Representatives agreed last month to push back the regional elections to Dec. 9 from September because of the health crisis.The central government subsequently issued Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 2/2020, now pending House approval, as a legal basis for delaying the elections, which will be held simultaneously in the country’s 270 regions. The regulation stipulates two postponement scenarios. First is to hold the voting on Dec. 9 and the second is to further delay the poll if the pandemic is still not over by then.Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto suggested that polling day should be held after the World Health Organization (WHO) lowers the pandemic status, saying that as long as the pandemic is not over, the situation would remain unpredictable.”After the WHO announced it, we can continue the stages of the 2020 regional elections,” Terawan said on Sunday in a virtual meeting with the General Elections Commission (KPU).The KPU has issued a regulation as a follow up to the Perppu, stipulating two scenarios with the election stages to begin either on June 6 or June 15.last_img read more

Racecourse Media Group strengthens Director Board with three appointments

first_img Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 UK Racing media rights holding firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has strengthened its directorial board through appointing Jim Mullen and Britt Boeskov as independent non-executive directors.The new appointments come as a bid to facilitate further understanding of the regulatory challenges that face the gaming industry in 2019, with hopes that Mullen and Boeskov will help provide strategic advice at a pivotal time for the sector.Jim MullenMullen joins the company after holding positions at Ladbrokes Coral Group and Ladbrokes. Prior to that, Mullen was Managing Director of Ladbrokes Digital and Chief Operating Officer of International Business at William Hill.Before entering the gaming sector, Jim was Director of Product Management and Commercial and Digital Strategy Director at News International.Britt BoeskovBoeskov, meanwhile, has worked in the industry for over 15 years, with executive and managerial experience at Kindred Group. She joins RMG after working as the Chief Experience Officer at Kindred, having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Business Development Manager.Roger Lewis, Chairman of RMG celebrated the new appointments: “These new appointments will enhance the RMG Board’s desire to work closer with the betting and gaming industry. Jim, Britt and Antonia will provide RMG with a better understanding of this critically important driver of our business and will help us build stronger relationships across the industry.“The RMG ambition is to add as much value as we can to our shareholder racecourses, working alongside our betting and gaming partners, and these appointments are a clear signal of our intent to do so.”Antonia WrightAlongside Mullen and Boeskov, RMG has also hired Antonia Wright as Company Secretary and the RMG executive team as Legal Director.Wright joins RMG from the position of Head of Commercial Legal Affairs at global online betting and gaming company The Stars Group. Prior to that, she was Senior Commercial Counsel at online gaming operator and developer Gamesys Group. StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more