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Shannon Airport turns €1.3 million profitShannon Airport traffic continues to growby Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UNIONS and management at Shannon Airport held discussions this week about seeking voluntary redundancies at the Shannon Group.It is believed that the Group is seeking up to 40 voluntary redundancies.The news comes just days after the airport reported a five per cent increase in passenger numbers this May, and an 18 per cent increase in inbound visitors from its US routesLimerick TD Willie O’Dea says the Government was misleading the public when it promised there would be no job losses ahead of the establishment of the Shannon Group, which merged Shannon Development with the airport.“Clear promises and commitments on jobs were made and now they lie in tatters. Not only were we told there would be no job losses under the Shannon restructuring, we were promised thousands of new jobs,” he said.Deputy O’Dea pointed out that in December 2012, Clare Fine Gael Deputy Joe Carey said the plans for Shannon Airport and Shannon Development had “huge job creation potential”.At the time, Deputy Carey said that “at least 850 jobs will be created at the new international aviation services centre” and that up to 3,500 direct jobs would be created and maintained by the Shannon Aviation Development Task Force.Deputy O’Dea also said that Shannon Group chairman Rose Hynes had declared there was no intention to reduce the number of jobs at the airport.He concluded: “It’s clear now that we were sold a pup by this Government. Passenger numbers are up, growth is up and still there is a plan to target the workforce for redundancies. When the new Shannon Group structure was put in place its costs base was well known. It was very clear from the outset where things stood in relation to the staff, the costs associated with the amalgamation and we were told everything was hunky-dory.”Fianna Fáil Transport Spokesperson Timmy Dooley said the talk of redundancies was “disappointing to say the least”.“At the time of the creation of the new Shannon Group the cost base was well studied. There are serious questions that the Government must answer. Were these job losses always expected? Have they secretly been in the planning for months? The one thing we can be sure of is that these job losses were not planned overnight.”Meanwhile, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has defended the decision of Shannon Group to seek voluntary redundancies and the rate of job creation at Shannon Airport.He also said he is satisfied with the progress made so far in terms of job creation.The current staff levels of about 280 employees at Shannon Airport are based on traffic levels of four million passengers a year.However, the airport recorded passenger numbers of just 1.7 million last year. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSerious concerns raised about West Limerick gasification plantNext articleEvanwood’s new phase at Golf Links Road John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email NewsShannon Airport workers were ‘sold a pup’By John Keogh – June 18, 2015 847 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print TAGSDeputy Willie O’DeafeaturedFinance Minister Michael NoonanlimerickShannon airportShannon Group Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
ITHACA, N.Y. — The Namgyal Monastery, which sits on Ithaca’s South Hill, will celebrate the 84th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Saturday, July 6. The event will feature talks and performances by members of the Tibetan Association of Ithaca and will give community members an opportunity to learn about Buddhism and Tibetan culture.The Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies was established in Ithaca in 1992 to allow Western students to study Tibetan Buddhism in a monastic setting. The original Namgyal Monastery was founded in Lhasa, Tibet in the 16th century next to the residence of the 2nd Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso. When the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, fled into exile in 1959 after the Tibetan uprising against the Chinese military, he took up residence in Dharamsala, India and the Namgyal Monastery was re-established there. The Ithaca monastery is considered a branch of the Dharamsala monastery.Related: Expansion at Namgyal Monastery: Library and museum will be treasury of Dalai Lama works in IthacaThe 2018 celebration of the Dalai Lama’s birthday in Ithaca. (Courtesy of Namgyal Monastery) The 2018 celebration of the Dalai Lama’s birthday in Ithaca. (Courtesy of Namgyal Monastery) Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi The monastery in Ithaca has close ties to the leader of Tibetan Buddhism and will soon be home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Library and Museum. The cultural center will house hundreds of books and thousands of hours of talks by the Dalai Lama, in addition to religious and cultural relics. The project is intended to preserve and spread the teachings of the 14th Dalai Lama and to facilitate scholarship.“This will protect the legacy of the Dalai Lama and all that he represents to many millions of people throughout the world. Its primary mission is as a learning center for scholars and practitioners of all faiths, as well as scientists, educators, and philosophers of all disciplines,” the monastery’s website reads.The Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration on July 6 is an opportunity for all community members to learn about Ithaca’s Tibetan community and the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. The day’s events will begin at 9 a.m. with an introductory talk by Ven. Tenzin Choesang, president of the board at Namgyal and Buddhist chaplain at Cornell. The talk will be followed by prayers; ceremonial tea, sweet rice and birthday cake; birthday wishes; a ceremonial offering; a performance by the Tibetan Association of Ithaca; and a lunch.All are welcome to attend. Events will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Du Khor Choe Ling, 201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, N.Y.Featured image: Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies, February 2018. (Kelsey O’Connor/Ithaca Voice) Tagged: dalai lama, du khor choe ling, events, namgyal monastery, Tibetan Association of Ithaca Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi
Bricen James sped to the first Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout victory of his career at Willamette Speedway. The $1,000 win also put him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. (Photo by Stephanie Deatherage)By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (June 29) – Night number seven of the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout belonged to Bricen James.The Albany speedster gained the lead near midway and led to the $1,000 checkers Friday at Willamette Speedway, earning his tour career first victory and a berth on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Rob Mayea made his first start with the series and got to the front on the initial green. Mayea was mighty fast while leading but unfortunately got caught up with a lapped car on the 13th circuit. Although Mayea retained the lead due to not stopping, his car was sustained enough damage to take him out of contention for the victory.On the restart, James blazed past Mayea and officially took over first place on lap 14. James tried to separate from the rest of the field but a handful of contenders gave chase.The race started intensified as lapped traffic came into the picture in the last laps. James kept all challengers in check to become the sixth different winner in seven 2018 events thus far.Jesse Williamson was second while John Campos took third. Grey Ferrando and Greg Walters completed the top five.Feature results – 1. Bricen James; 2. Jesse Williamson; 3. John Campos; 4. Grey Ferrando; 5. Greg Walters; 6. Ethan Dotson; 7. Dustin Cady; 8. Collen Winebarger; 9. Jerry Schram; 10. Brian Thompson; 11. Curtis Towns; 12. Lawrence O’Connor; 13. Jimmy Schram; 14. Sam Potter; 15. Jeff Faulkner; 16. Preston Luckman; 17. Aaron Sheelar; 18. Brian Wulfenstein; 19. Paul Rea; 20. Danny Lauer; 21. Rob Mayea; 22. Jeff Lovell.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa is warning furloughed workers that they will lose their unemployment benefits if they refuse to return when their employer calls them back to work.Gov. Kim Reynolds is moving to partially reopen 77 of the state’s 99 counties Friday, relaxing restrictions that were intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus.Restaurants, some bars, malls, fitness centers, and retail stores are expected to open their doors for the first time in several weeks.The reopening comes as Iowa experiences one of the nation’s fastest growth rates in coronavirus cases. At least 127 Iowa residents have died in the pandemic and 300 are hospitalized.Iowa Workforce Development said Monday that failing to return to work out of fear of catching the virus will be considered a voluntary quit, which disqualifies workers from receiving unemployment benefits.The department urged employers to report workers who don’t return to their jobs for a good reason “as soon as possible.” It warned that the federal law providing an additional $600 weekly in benefits contains “serious consequences” for fraudulent claims.Workers who do not return can collect benefits only under certain circumstances, such as being sick due to the virus or living with an infected family member.