Figures show that 81,000 listen to Highland Radio weekly

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – October 27, 2017 The figures are in, and Highland Radio now have 62.5% of the North Donegal market, and it’s all thanks to you.The station has risen by 3% in the period between October 2016 and September 2017.The survey shows 81,000 people tune in to listen to Highland Radio weekly. Figures show that 81,000 listen to Highland Radio weekly Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp News Source – “JNLR/Ipsos MRBI 2017/3 (October’16-September’17)” Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleArrest made in connection with collision in which three Donegal women lost their livesNext articleIrish Water to invest in wastewater infrastructure in Donegal admin Facebook Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Twitter Google+last_img read more

More testing and deep cleaning required – McConkey

first_img Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter More testing and deep cleaning required – McConkey The Covid-19 vaccine taskforce meet later as the country enters the final day of Level 5 restrictions.Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has said he expects jabs to be rolled out here in the New Year, with healthcare workers and those with vulnerable conditions expected to be treated first.It comes amid increased calls for pop-up testing to deal with localised outbreaks of the virus.Professor Sam McConkey from the RCSI says once restaurants open again, the settings could allow the disease to spread………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous article43 Covid-19 patients at LUH, the highest figure in the stateNext articleKillybegs fish company nominated in SFA awards News Highland WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter By News Highland – November 30, 2020 last_img read more

Living Wage scheme launches with only Campion Hall on board

first_img“All of our Universities and Colleges in the city – all 44 Colleges/PPHs, the Uni itself, Oxford Brookes and Ruskin should constitute an ‘Oxford Living Wage Zone’ for its staff, and that is our vision as a City Council. A new scheme for accrediting local employers who pay the Oxford Living Wage has launched with Campion Hall the only University employer on the list. “The University and its Colleges absolutely should be leading on that, and we as a Council need to continue making the case and students need to apply greater pressure in their Colleges.” A report last month by Good Food Oxford and funded by the City Council found that the government-recommended healthy diet would cost an individual £41.93 per week in Oxford, compared to the £25.97 per week it is estimated would be available for an individual earning the National Living Wage to spend on food. “Oxford is one of the most expensive cities in the UK and the Oxford Living Wage is necessary to keep people out of poverty pay and to tackle inequality in our city, it’s the keystone in the arch of solving a lot of social justice issues in our city. A spokesperson for Oxford City Council, which launched the scheme, confirmed that no other college or PPH applied for accreditation, although they would have accepted Blackfriars had they applied. “More broadly, the Council believes the Oxford Living Wage is the minimum needed to live sustainably, and with dignity in this city. “However, I do agree with the leader of the Council, Susan Brown, in her recent comments that this situation should be a lot better”, he continued. Councillor Rush told Cherwell: “I believe we are the only local authority in the country to have its own Living Wage rate, and its own accreditation system. Labour Councillor Martyn Rush told Cherwell that student campaigns at St. Hilda’s and Wolfson made campaigners “hopeful of progress on these fronts soon”. Oxford was recently classed the least affordable city in the UK, with average weekly rental prices at £121.15, much higher than the national average of £87.68. An investigation last year by the Oxford University Living Wage Campaign found that Campion Hall and Blackfriars were the only Colleges or PPHs to pay the Oxford Living Wage, which is currently set at £10.02 an hour. “We’re very proud of that and believe it’s a big step forward to having more take up as it provides an awards system and extra incentives for employers, as well as letting citizens and students know who is doing the right thing – and who isn’t.”last_img read more

Credit unions healthy or not? Find out from Tom Glatt’s CU HealthScore Report

first_imgYes, credit unions have been growing at a health rate the past couple years and lending has followed suit. All good news for the industry, for sure. But if you peel the proverbial onion back a few layers, what do we really see in regards to the health of credit unions?To find out, we invited Glatt Consulting’s Tom Glatt on the program to share his latest Credit Union HealthScore report for Q4 2014. Dovetailing on the good news, Tom tells us some unprecedented news from his more recent report, along with a few concerns of which we should be aware to keep credit unions on the path to enhanced success. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fugro in further cost-cutting push after ‘tough first half’

first_imgFugro continues to implement cost reduction and performance improvement measures to counter the continued challenging market conditions. In the first half of 2017, the company’s headcount was reduced by 178 employees to 10,352 and third party expenses were further reduced by 9.6%. In addition, capex continues to be curtailed strongly.Additional measures being taken to restore profitability include improving terms and conditions and early termination of vessel charter agreements. Fugro will also retire two older vessels in the second half of the year.Furthermore, the company concluded that the acquisition of the REM Etive vessel, following the award of two multi-year inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contracts earlier in the year, is at significantly more beneficial financial conditions than charter renewal.Other measures include down-manning of vessels and vessel support enabled by standardization and application of new technologies, further FTE reduction and more flexible staffing to deal with seasonality.Another measure will be further streamlining of the organization by standardizing work processes, further reducing the number of legal entities and consolidation of support functions into shared service centers.In total, cost savings and performance improvement measures are expected to result in an annualized contribution to EBITDA of EUR 50 to 70 million, most of which will be realized in the coming 12 months.Fugro’s net debt increased from EUR 351.1 million at year-end 2016 to EUR 433.5 million, partly as a result of the seasonal increase in working capital.For the full year 2017, Fugro anticipates a decrease in revenue, however less severe than during the first half. This expectation is supported by a bottoming out of Fugro’s backlog since mid-2016.Capex is expected to be around EUR 100 million.Offshore Energy Today Staff After experiencing a tough first half of the year, the Dutch geotechnical, survey, subsea and geoscience services provider, Fugro, has made plans to further cut costs to counter the continued challenging market conditions. In its Thursday report for the first half of the year, Fugro said it reduced its net result for the period to EUR 96.4 million ($114.2M) from EUR 202.1 million ($239.4M) in the first half of 2016.The company’s revenues for the first half of 2017 declined by 14.5% to EUR 774.3 million from EUR 904.9 million in the same period of 2016.Year-on-year revenue decline on a currency comparable basis reflected ongoing underinvestment in the offshore oil and gas market but the decline was less than during the last two years.According to the company, additional measures are being implemented to streamline business processes and further reduce cost, in order to restore profitability.Backlog for the next 12 months is bottoming out with a decrease of 5.5% on a currency comparable basis compared to a year ago and 2.4% compared to the end of March.Paul van Riel, Fugro CEO, commented: “The offshore oil and gas market continued to decline resulting in a tough first half of 2017. Marine site characterization activities performed below last year mainly due to pricing pressure, and currently utilization at Seabed Geosolutions is low. The marine asset integrity business showed an improved performance at close to break-even level.”However, Riel sees more stable environment looking ahead: “We are seeing early signs of moving into a more stable environment. The marine site characterization and marine asset integrity backlog, excluding construction and installation activities, is growing, supported by signals of increased tender activity. The pipeline of potential projects for Seabed Geosolutions is solid.“In order to restore profitability we are implementing additional measures, including significant cost savings, adjusting pricing strategies and focusing on innovative, higher margin services. This will already start to contribute to improved performance in the second half of this year.” Further cost-cutting measureslast_img read more