More than 170 Jobs Lost as Harkand Goes Under

first_imgOver 170 employees will have to go as Harkand’s European business (based in Hammersmith and Aberdeen) is to be wound down by Deloitte’s Joint Administrators, appointed on May 4, 2016.According to Deloitte, 39 staff will be retained for a short period to assist with the wind-down of the European business.Another, approximately 140, jobs remain at risk as the administrators hope sale can be concluded for the Harkand’s US (Houston based) and Africa business. Prior to these events, the group employed approximately 400 staff.As earlier reported, Aberdeen-based Andrews Survey, which employees 46 staff, is not subject to insolvency proceedings, and, according to Deloitte, negotiations are ongoing with a number of parties to secure its sale.“Whilst it is disappointing that the majority of the European business is to be wound down, we are still hopeful to be able to save a significant number of jobs in the Group’s US and Africa business, and we’re confident of securing a buyer for the Aberdeen-based Andrews Survey business,” said Ian Wormleighton, joint administrator and financial advisory partner at Deloitte.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

Petite Savanne fisherman reported missing

first_img Tweet A search is under way for a Michael Moise, 18, of Petite Savanne who was reported missing.It was reported to the police that about 7:30 AM on Sunday 4 December 2016, three men went rock fishing in an area called Canal, Police Public Relations Officer, Pellam Jno Baptiste to the media on Sunday evening“About 12:00PM, Michael Moise fell into the sea and has not been seen or heard from since. The search for Michael Moise continues,” Jno Baptiste added.Anyone with information which can assist the police in finding Moise can contact the Criminal Investigations Department at telephone numbers (767) 266 5164, 266 5165, 266 5119 or Crime Stoppers Dominica at 1 800 8477. LocalNews Petite Savanne fisherman reported missing by: Dominica Vibes News – December 5, 2016 Share 402 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

P&O Ferries presents record-breaking cheque to RNLI

first_imgP&O Ferries has presented volunteers and officials from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) with a cheque for £14,018.54 at its Dover HQ, beating its previous year’s donation by £495.95. The amount raised by the ferry operator’s employees and customers represents its largest ever donation to the charity. P&O Ferries has a long-standing association with the RNLI, which is one of its two official charities. Raised through collection boxes placed on all six of its ships serving the English Channel throughout 2019, allowing donations of any currency, P&O Ferries’ own crew and shore staff also added to the total through various fundraising activities. The latest contribution puts the total amount raised for the RNLI’s Dover branch by P&O Ferries since 2010 at over £111,000. In attendance at the presentation and the lunch that followed was a range of figures from the RLNI’s Dover branch along with representatives from P&O Ferries. The donation will go towards the vital, first-class training of RNLI’s crew members – which has an annual cost of £1,600 per individual – who work tirelessly to save lives at sea. Joe Ciantar, Head of Security, Gaming and Financial Services at P&O Ferries, said, “It’s a great pleasure to present the RNLI with a cheque for over £14,000. Given its strong seafaring tradition, P&O Ferries has supported the fantastic work of the RNLI for many years, and it’s thanks to the generosity of our passengers and employees that we have had yet another record-breaking year of fundraising.” James Clapham, Coxswain at RNLI’s Dover branch, said, “We are enormously grateful to P&O Ferries for their continued support and latest contribution. Its valuable donations go a long way in ensuring our crew have everything they need to continue their life-saving work.” Sea News, March 13 Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Jack Charlton: The Pope called him “the boss”, he became world…

first_imgJack Charlton was born before the war and in perhaps the greatest football dynasty in the North East of England, if not the whole island. His life spanned so many eras, and he left his mark on history as both a footballer and a coach.In those years, belonging to the same team from debut to resignation was not as exclusive as it is now. His club was Leeds. Charlton, who died on Saturday at the age of 85, played an impressive 773 games for the Whites, being a key part of the squad during Don Rivy, who led the team from the Second Division to the English title. This, in turn, brought a call-up for Jack to the national team, with which he became world champion at the 1966 home World Cup.He followed 23 years as a coach, ending with several memorable years at the helm of the Republic of Ireland, under whose leadership the country achieved more than ever before in its history.The second cousin of the legendary Newcastle striker Jackie Milburn, Jack Charlton enjoys one of the greatest careers in the history of English and Irish football. Apart from being a world champion, Jack was accepted by the Irish as one of his own after qualifying for Eire at two world championships, including the mythical for Bulgaria USA 94, in which England did not participate, and the European Championship in 1988. and the older brother of one of the greatest icons of English football, Sir Bobby.The relationship between the two has always been complicated both as young boys and then as professionals. Their mother, Kisi, is an avid football fan and is constantly pushing her four sons in this direction. The breakup in the relationship between Jack and Bobby is due to the bad relationship between Sir Bobby’s wife Norma and their mother Kisi. Sir Bobby himself wrote in his memoirs that this rift had marked their relationship and brought much pain to the family.Jack and Bobby are children of the Northeast who grew up during the war. They are the sons of a miner – Bob, who has nothing to do with football, but is known by the nickname Boxer. He deserves it after earning the money for the engagement ring he offers Kisi at a boxing tournament organized among the miners.The boys grew up in a village called Ashington in Northumberland, and the main role model is their maternal grandfather, Tanner Milburn, who is a football coach. All four of Tanner’s sons became professional footballers, although none of them reached the fame in which his grandchildren bathed.Growing up in the countryside and free in nature, it was there that Jack developed his love of fishing. In his autobiography with The Manchester United Years, Sir Bobby describes their relationship as strong but complex, as between most relatives.Jack’s success is not as easy as that of Bobby, who is by far the most talented member of the family. He was only 29 when Rivy finally managed to bring Leeds back to the elite. Under his leadership, Jack and the Whites won the title in 1969, the League Cup a year earlier and the FA Cup in 1972.Unloved by everyone outside of Ellen Road, Leeds did not leave the quartet in the nine years in the First Division, after which Jack gave up in 1973. Despite being younger, Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton also ended his career in 1973.Bobby has always been the more elegant and famous footballer, but they both played a role in winning the 1966 World Cup in their homeland under the leadership of Sir Alf Ramsey. Jack was almost 30 when he made his national team debut against Scotland at Wembley in April 1965, when he even scored one of Bobby’s 2-2 goals.At that time, Bobby was already known to all the name and star of the team, and at a time filled with great figures in the history of English football. But Jack managed to blossom at the right time to become a partner of Captain Bobby Moore in the center of defense, so that England could achieve its greatest success.The two brothers approach football differently – one is blessed with exceptional talent, while the other has to work hard for absolutely everything he achieves. Eventually, however, it was Jack who became a successful coach.After stopping active football, at 38 he took over Middlesbrough, who at the time was in the Second Division, and in his ranks was the young Graham Sunes. He won the title in his first season and established the team in the elite. His next job was at Sheffield Wednesday, then in the Third Division, with which he won promotion to the Second and almost entered the elite before resigning.One year – 1984/85, he led Newcastle, when the “Magpies” just won a promotion, and the team shows the names of players such as Chris Waddle, Peter Beardsley, and then – Paul Gascoigne. He leaves in the summer after sharp criticism from fans.He applied for the England coach after his old mentor, Rivy, left in 1977, but the Football Association did not even honor him with an answer. Eyre did not qualify for a major tournament before Jack took over the team in 1986 – after another failure to qualify for the World Cup. Jack changed the whole style of play and managed to attract English players with Irish roots, creating a whole generation of Anglo-Irish players around whom he built the national team.When Sir Bobby Robson drew with England at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, only three of Ireland’s squads were born within the country. But they all fight under the tricolor, united and convinced that they must do it in the name of their ancestors.At Euro 1988, the two teams faced each other again. Eyre inflicted one of the three losses in the group stage of England, after which Robson’s “three lions” returned home with their heads bowed as the last in the group. Ireland also failed to advance.After the 1: 1 draw with England at the 90 World Cup, Eyre reached the quarterfinals, where they lost to host Italy. The team was greeted with honors by both the Irish and the English. The composition was even accepted by Pope John Paul II, who, when he met Jack, greeted him with the words “Aha, here’s the boss.” At least that’s what the legend says.Eyre failed to qualify for Euro 92, but won a ticket to the United States 94, where he reached the quarterfinals, but lost to the Netherlands. Jack left his post after Ireland lost the Euro 96 playoffs, with the Dutch team re-entering the role of “black cat” – at “Anfield” in December 1995. Then he was 60, but never worked again as a coach.In his autobiography, which comes out a year later, Jack is extremely sharp against Bobby and Norma, which further spoils the relationship between them. He subsequently gave an extremely candid interview to the BBC, in which he again criticized his brother. Years later, Bobby will also admit that their relationship has always been complicated.“We’re brothers and we’ve been through so much, which I’m glad we’re still together,” Bobby wrote in his 2007 autobiography. it had happened, I think it would have ended between us. However, life goes on … Jack has a good heart and no doubt he was hurt too. “In his final years before his death, Jack suffered from dementia and avoided public life. One of the last cases he was seen by the audience was at Aviva Stadium in Dublin in 2015 during the control between England and Eire, when fans had a chance to pay their respects. He and his wife, Pat, had three children: John, Debota, and Peter. After his death, his brother Bobby remains one of only five living world champions since 1966.last_img read more