Ryanair has been granted an injunction from the High Court this morning (Weds) preventing a planned strike over the next two days by some of the airline’s pilots based in Ireland.Around 180 pilots who are members of the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association, which is a branch of the Fórsa union, were due to take industrial action tomorrow and on Friday in a dispute over pay and conditions.It follows a ballot of eligible IALPA members which was passed by the overwhelming majority of those who took part. Ryanair sought an injunction preventing Fórsa and 11 named individuals from proceeding with the work stoppage, which was due to get under way after midnight tonight.According to RTE, during two days of High Court hearings, the airline argued a strike would be a breach of an agreement put in place following a series of strikes at Ryanair last year.It requires any matters of dispute between the two sides to be referred to an independent mediator and to go through a dispute resolutions process before industrial action can take place.Ryanair also claimed that the secret ballot that led to the vote in favour of industrial action was unlawful. However, the union strenuously denied this and told the court it had been conducted according to union rules and the law.It also claimed that its current pay claim is not covered by the terms of the 2018 agreement.Ryanair strikes halted as airline granted High Court injunction was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Embed from Getty ImagesWhat is the key to a perfect hit in golf? Is it a technique of your swing, speed, aiming or, maybe, distance? In fact, it is all of that together!While technique, aiming, and speed can be easily adjusted with some practice, getting more distance is where most beginners have issues. However, don’t get disappointed if you are one of them. In this article, we have gathered some of the handiest tips and tricks to help you hit further!Handy Tips For Further ShotsIf you are desperately trying to increase the distance of your hits but don’t get any closer to your goal, there might be a few reasons for that. Golf is a game of consistency, and it is highly detail-oriented, which means that everything from the way you stand to the quality of your clubs matters! However, we can help you reach that goal! Read the best pro tips to learn how to get a ball further.1. Change the club pathAdjusting the path of your club can make you hit the ball much further even if your speed and swing remain unchanged! Experts recommend switching from steep and out-to-in (fade) to shallow and in-to-out (draw) for adding distance. Embed from Getty Images2. The higher the ball position, the further the hitOur second tip is both very simple and extremely effective. If you tee your ball higher, this will increase its launch angle, reduce backspin, and enlarge the distance of your hit.3. Pick the right ballIn a matter of fact, using the right ball can have a significant impact on the distance of your hit. While your ball may deliver good feel and all-round performance, are you sure that it can cover large distances? If not, you should opt for the longest golf ball – they usually have a lower compression, which allows you to hit further. 4. Opt for larger loftIn order to increase your loft, you need to find a perfect balance between the launch angle, backspin, and speed of your swing. As soon as you balance those things, you will be able to keep the ball in the air for a longer time. Thus, the distance of hit will increase as well.5. Buy suitable ironsJust like balls, irons can also contribute to further hits. The modern game improvement clubs can bring players numerous benefits and assist in the areas of the game where they need help. Thus, we recommend updating your old set. Maybe, investing in new irons will help solve all of your problems at the root.6. Buy the right shoesIt should go without saying that in order to play better, you have to feel comfortable in the clothes and shoes you wear. Wearing the right shoes can help you put more power into your hits and achieve more distance!7. Get new gripsIf you are still using your worn out old grips, it is the time to change them for new ones! The older the grip, the tighter you hold the club, and this has a negative impact on the distance, control, and speed of your hits. 8. Use launch monitor to your benefitUsing a launch monitor is a valuable experience, but, unfortunately, many players are still missing out on this. Experts recommend using it to your benefit. This smart tool will give you a detailed insight into your launch specs, which will help you determine what you are doing wrong.9. Opt for a driver with lower spinSpin is one of those things that restrict the distance. Thus, if you want to get the ball further, you will need to switch to a lower-spinning driver.10. Straighter club for larger distanceOur final tip is to switch to a straighter and more accurate club. As a rule, it should give you quite a bit of extra roll out! Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndo
During the World Cup the Gautrain will be running between Sandton and the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.(Image: Bombardier)South Africa’s public transport is being beefed up ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and will be ready to serve thousands of people visiting the country for the football spectacular, government has said.Minister of Transport Sibusiso Ndebele unveiled the country’s Transport Action Plan for 2010 at a media briefing at OR Tambo International Airport on 20 April. The plan details transport arrangements that have been put in place for the tournament and South Africa’s readiness to cope with the movement of fans, officials and players during the month-long period.“We have constantly emphasised that the Fifa World Cup is not only about sport, it is [also] more about transport,” Ndebele said. “… [We] will put our best forward to ensure that all those who use our transport services are able to do so effectively and efficiently.”Almost all modes of transportation available in the country, from air to road travel, will be widely used during the tournament. The Department of Transport, both at national, provincial and local level, has set up various projects to run from as early as 1 June to 31 July.Through the newly formed Operating Managing Entity, the department will facilitate the movement of fans to and from stadiums. The scheme will be responsible for a fleet of 110 79-seater Man Lion Explorer luxury buses “specially procured by government for this event”, Ndebele said.The vehicles, which have already been delivered, form part of a greater fleet of 570 buses to be procured from Man and Mercedes-Benz, all to be used during the World Cup. The entity will also run 800 smaller “midi-buses”.There will be inter-provincial and regional luxury bus transport as well, with pricing ranging between R140 (US$18) and R300 ($40) for a one-way ticket.More than 1 000 drivers will be recruited for the bus fleet, said Ndebele.The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is already operational in Johannesburg, the city that will host the most matches, including the opening and the final. The BRT, dubbed Rea Vaya, operates along dedicated lanes and is currently shuttling people from Soweto to a station closer to Ellis Park Stadium. It will also have a station next to Soccer City, making it easier for fans to reach the action there.Minibus taxis are expected to play a crucial role during the tournament, transporting fans within the host cities. A project similar to Gauride, which Gauteng province set up during the Fifa Confederations Cup in 2009, is expected to involve the entire industry. Last year’s scheme roped in scores of taxis to efficiently transport fans to stadiums in Johannesburg and Pretoria.Improving train servicesTrains are also being lined up to transport football fans. Ndebele said the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa will arrange 418 dedicated trains for the tournament. “We want to encourage travel by train during the World Cup,” he said.Metrorail trains are expected to play a more critical role in Gauteng to get fans to Ellis Park in Johannesburg via the renovated Doornfontein Station, which joins the stadium’s precinct.Loftus Station is linked to Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria’s host stadium, and provides a simple gateway. Nasrec Station, currently undergoing a revamp, will be ready in time and will provide easy access to Soccer City.Plans are also in place to avoid massive train delays, according to Ndebele. “A multi-disciplined operational team is currently working on the issue of train delays in certain areas.”The multimillion-rand Gautrain will be up and running during the tournament, with the first phase starting to operate between Gauteng’s Sandton and OR Tambo International Airport in June “to improve mobility of fans and tourists”. The entire project is set to be completed by December 2010.Air travel readyMost airports in the country have been revamped through projects worth billions of rands ahead of the World Cup. The upgraded facilities include two international hubs, OR Tambo and the Cape Town airport, and a range of domestic terminals. The new King Shaka International Airport in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, will be operational by 1 May.Airports Company South Africa has said that all airports will be ready to accommodate the crowds of people expected to visit the country between June and July.Call centre to speed up mobilityGovernment will launch its Transport Command and Call Centre programme in June. The project, to be run from Gauteng, includes a national transport command centre, a call centre and an “interactive” website.The aim is to ensure that “as many people as possible, both locals and foreigners, are able to conveniently access information that will make their lives easier during these exciting and busy times”, Ndebele said.The call centre, which will be open 24 hours a day, will give out information on available transport options and other traffic matters related to the World Cup. It will operate between 1 June and 31 July. The website www.findyourway2010.co.za, which is already running, will also provide relevant information.
Software programs generate reports that provide leaders and managers with the metrics they need to run their business. Customer Relationship Management software tracks activity, opportunity funnels, client interactions, and sales.These tools are powerful when used well. But used incorrectly, they can produce an unwanted and unexpected outcome: the loss of accountability.The Difference in Reports and ReportingReports are a record of something that has already occurred. They allow you to review data, find trends, identify gaps, and make decisions. All of these things are important.Reporting is different from reports. When someone you lead has to “report to you,” they are responsible for verbally providing you with information. This is different from you looking at you reports you generate.“But wait,” you say, “isn’t it a waste of time to have one of the people I lead walk me through their activity and outcomes when I can very easily pull up a dashboard and see how they’re doing?” The answer is, “No. It is not better. It is dangerous.”When the person reporting has to access their information themselves, identify areas where they need improvement, and make decisions about what they need to next, they are reviewing their own performance. When they report it to you, you are holding them accountable. When you review the data and the person you lead doesn’t have to report to you, you are eliminating that accountability.Hiding In Plain SightThere are leaders and managers who allow the people they lead to hide in plain sight. Their results are visible, but their leaders don’t talk about their individual results with them with any kind of real cadence (or sometimes at all). People can struggle for months or years with no one requiring them to answer for their performance or coaching them, their results visible to anyone who looks at reports.This is one of the ways leaders kill accountability. They look at the numbers, but they don’t require their employees to report their results themselves. By eliminating the requirement that their people have to report, face-to-face or by phone, they unknowingly destroy accountability.Reporting is different than reports. They’re both important, but only one of them creates a culture of accountability. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation will fuel the Philippine’s best athletes to make the country’s dream of bagging an Olympic gold a reality,’’ said Phoenix Petroleum president and CEO Dennis Uy, the brains behind the foundation.During its launching at the Century Park Hotel in Manila, Uy led the unveiling of the 29 elite athletes who will receive all-out financial support from the foundation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We need to provide our athletes the support befitting their stature as our country’s representatives to the world,’’ said Uy, also President Rodrigo Duterte’s Presidential Adviser for Sports.Heading the list of the athletes expected to qualify to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are Rio Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, windsurfing champion Geylord Coveta, triathlete Kim Mangrobang, tracksters Eric Cray and Trenton Beram, taekwondo jins Elaine Alora and Pauline Lopez. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Siklab Atleta Launch. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAfter the recent Philippine Olympic Committee elections, private support for Filipino athletes hoping to make it big in the Olympics has started to come in.Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation, Inc. became the first organization outside of the government to formalize its backing on Saturday for the country’s ultimate objective of capturing a first Olympic gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Tenorio ‘blessed’ to have played 57 minutes in Ginebra 3OT win Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cycling’s Marella Salamat, Sienna Fines and Ariana Dormitrio were also included in the cast along with archer Nicole Tagle, judokas Kiyomi Watanabe, Mariya Takahashi, Shugen Nakano and Kesei Nakano, boxers Eumir Marcial and John Tupas, gymnasts Carlos Yulo and Kaitlin De Guzman.Completing the lineup are canoe-kayak’s Hermie Macaranas and OJ Fuentes, swimmers James Dieparine and Nicole Oliva, pole vaulter EJ Obiena, karateka OJ Delos Santos, surfers Philmar Alipayo and Edito Alcala, weightlifter Kristel Macrohon and windsurfer Yancy Kaibigan.Uy has called on fellow businessmen to help support these athletes in their quest for the gold. Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation executive director Raymond Zorilla said the resources would be pooled through the foundation to provide athletes with training equipment and facilities, coaches services, exposure to international competitions, education, housing and livelihood programs.Also present during the affair were Foreign secretary and Philippine Southeast Asian Games organizing committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano, POC president Ricky Vargas, Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez and PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC
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Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,WASHINGTON (RNS) — As he prepared for the State Department’s second summit on global religious liberty next week, Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador on religious freedom issues, defended the event against critics who say that the first summit failed to accomplish more than creating new statements about helping religious minorities.In a telephone briefing with reporters on Friday (July 12), Brownback, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, cited efforts in Iraq, where a partnership that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development has begun to assist “the redevelopment and repopulating of northern Iraq by Yazidis and Christians that had been run out during ISIS.”He also pointed to the International Religious Freedom Fund, established at last year’s ministerial to help religious persecution victims, for which the department has collected millions of dollars from donors. He said money from that fund was “offered in Sri Lanka after the Easter bombings,” in which more than 250 people were killed in terrorist attacks on churches and hotels.The ambassador painted the summits as catalysts for interfaith understanding and support.“Our effort is to stir actions. We want to see really a global grassroots movement around religious freedom,” said Brownback. “We want to get the various faiths to bind together and to stand for each other’s freedom of religion.”Participants at the 2018 Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State in Washington on July 24, 2018. Photo by State Department/Public DomainHe said the focus of the July 16-18 Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom will be on mutual respect but not a common approach to theology.“There is no common theology in this discussion, but it is towards a common human right,” he said.“And that human right is that everybody is entitled to be able to practice their faith peacefully and without fear.”Brownback said the summit will be “the biggest religious freedom event ever held in the world,” with two days of discussions among religious leaders and civil society activists and a final day with as many as 115 invited foreign ministers.RELATED: State Department religious freedom summit ends with commitments, critiquesHuman rights activist Nadia Murad in Vienna, Austria, on May 22, 2017. Murad received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.(AP Photo/Ronald Zak)The gathering, a successor to a first-time event last July, will also feature first-person stories of survivors of religious persecution, including Nadia Murad, a Yazidi and former Islamic State group captive from northern Iraq who was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and Pastor Andrew Brunson, an American who was freed this year after a two-year detention in Turkey.The plans have so far failed to convince some religious freedom watchdogs, who say the first gathering failed to live up to its billing, that the summit will lead to substantive results.Shaun Casey, director of Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, said the first ministerial appears to have “made no difference” in U.S. foreign policy for persecuted religious minorities around the globe.“You look at what’s happened to Rohingya and you look at what’s happening to Uighurs in China,” said Casey, the special representative for religion and global affairs at the State Department during the Obama administration. “There’s been no attempt to address the mass migration, if not the genocide, of Muslims in Myanmar.”H.A. Hellyer, a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a think tank on international security, said the success or failure of the ministerial will relate to the State Department’s current policies.“The new commission on ‘unalienable rights’ is simultaneously being cast as another step in the administration’s culture wars,” said Hellyer, who also is the nonresident senior fellow of the Washington-based think tank Atlantic Council. “As such, I am not convinced this ministerial is going to deliver on any promises it may make.”RELATED: Muslim scholar catches flak for serving on new State Department rights panelNadine Maenza, left, commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, speaks at the April 29, 2019, event when USCIRF released its annual report in Washington, D.C. Commissioner Tony Perkins is on the right. RNS photo by Adelle M. BanksNadine Maenza, a commissioner of the independent U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, argued that the first ministerial “raised the level of conversation” about global religious liberty far beyond Washington. In the last year, she has spoken with government officials in Egypt and civil society leaders in Indonesia, Thailand and Bahrain, where dialogue has become “just a natural thing” and less confrontational.But she thinks Brownback and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are seeking long-lasting results from the ministerials and that it will take time.“I really see them looking for long-term changes and how to help countries to want to move toward religious freedom,” she said. “But it is hard to measure in a year.”The ministerial comes less than a month after the State Department released its 2018 international religious freedom report. At that time, Pompeo announced that his department is elevating both the office for the envoy addressing anti-Semitism and the Office of International Religious Freedom. He said the reorganization would provide the offices with additional resources and staff and “empower them to better carry out their important mandates.” News • Photos of the Week By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Share This! Share This! Catholicism Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,With more migrants stalled in Mexico, Baptists may play larger role on border As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Tagshomepage featured ministerial Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Sam Brownback State Department Top Story,You may also like By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Nuns & Nones helps millennials find surprise soulmates in Catholic sisters Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw
Wednesday, January 30, 2019Top afternoon stories:Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaThis March 2016 file photo shows voters in line to vote in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood during Super Tuesday.Thousands Of Voters Mistakenly Flagged For Citizenship ChecksHarris County has found that thousands of county residents who were initially included on a list of potential non-citizens registered to vote shouldn’t have been placed on that list.The Texas Secretary of State’s Office had distributed the names of about 95,000 registered voters who were not citizens when they obtained their driver’s license or state identification. But they later reached out to local officials across the state, including in Harris and Galveston Counties, advising them that some people on the initial list shouldn’t have been there.In Harris County, according to Special Assistant County Attorney Douglas Ray, the state’s initial list flagged 29,822 people for citizenship checks.The county first discovered more than 400 duplicate names on that list, and then removed thousands of others from the list after the Secretary of State’s Office said some had in fact already confirmed their citizenship with the state. According to Ray, the state also said people who registered to vote at a citizenship naturalization ceremony didn’t need to be on the list.“We were able to remove nearly 18,000 of the names from the list,” Ray said, “giving us less than 12,000 to investigate further.” Ray said Harris County will continue to review the remaining names before asking those people to prove their citizenship.Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public Media Volunteers perform a rescue in northwest Houston, on Aug. 28, 2017, during Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath.Federal Funds Worth $900 Million For Harvey Recovery The Harris County Commissioners Court accepted Tuesday more than $909 million in federal funds to support local rebuilding efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The funds, which represent the first of two tranches coming to Harris County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will be disbursed over the coming months to residents with qualified claims.The majority of the funds will go toward housing related projects, starting with home repair, reconstruction, buyout and reimbursements for homeowners on repairs made at their own expense. Additionally, funds will go toward repair and new construction of rental property, and toward building affordable housing options in the county.Applications are already being accepted at the Harris County Project Recovery Website at www.harrisrecovery.org. For questions call 832-927-4961 or email RebuildHarris@csd.hctx.netWikimedia CommonsThe American Lung Association gives Texas an F grade in its latest tobacco control report.American Lung Association Says Texas Is Failing To Control Tobacco UseTexas received all “F” grades in the American Lung Association’s latest tobacco control report.The group is calling on the Texas legislature to restore funding cut from tobacco use prevention programs in 2017, in addition to raising the age of sale from 18 to 21 and passing a smoke-free air law.“In Texas, our smoking rates remains at 15.7%. Tobacco use is a serious and deadly addiction and we need to invest in the proven measures to prevent and reduce tobacco use,” American Lung Association Advocacy Director JoAnna Strother said in a press release.Texas differs from most states most notably in its restrictions on where people can smoke and how much it spends on smoking prevention services. Currently, Texas has no state-level restrictions on public smoking except in schools, childcare facilities, and recreational/cultural facilities.In funding smoking cessation programs and services, Texas spends $0.60 per smoker while the median investment among all states in the country is $2.21, according to the group.Texas General Land OfficeTexas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.Bush Criticizes Delay In Arrival Of $4 Billion For Harvey Recovery And Flood MitigationTexas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is complaining about the bureaucracy that’s delaying the arrival of federal funds worth $4 billion for Harvey recovery and flood mitigation projects in the state and is asking President Donald Trump to cut the red tape.In response to the massive devastation Hurricane Harvey caused, Congress appropriated $4.383 billion to Texas to help rebuild and mitigate against future storms through Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery on February 9, 2018. That’s almost a year ago.In order for Texas to receive these funds, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must publish rules governing the use of the recovery dollars in the Federal Register, which enables the Texas General Land Office to move forward drafting the state’s action plan.“Mitigation should be a top priority to prevent future damage from hurricanes and storms while maximizing the use of recovery dollars, yet the federal bureaucracy is slowing recovery in Texas,” Bush wrote in the letter, which has the ultimate goal of asking Trump to call on HUD to publish the rules governing the $4.383 billion appropriated to Texas immediately. Share