…in brief

first_img…in briefOn 12 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefFire talks stall Talks to avert the first firefighters’ strike for 25 years have”stalled” according to union leaders. Fire Brigades Union generalsecretary Andy Gilchrist said local authority employers have still not come upwith an acceptable pay offer. The first 48-hour strike is due to start tomorrow(Wednesday).  www.fbu.org.ukAirport stalemate Airport staff represented by the T&G union have voted to strike afterrejecting the latest pay offer from the British Airports Authority.Firefighters, security guards and operational support workers employed atHeathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh areset to take industrial action.  www.tgwu.org.ukJob travel extended More jobseekers are to get travel discounts to get to interviews and thefirst three months of a new job. The initiative was originally only open to theNew Deal for Young People and New Deal 25+ but has now been extended to coverover 50s, lone parents and the disabled.  www.dwp.gov.ukParis winner Emma Patmore, senior HR officer at Britton Merlin, was the lucky winner ofthe Personnel Today/Manpower competition. Emma enjoyed a luxury weekend inParis after completing a survey on the impact of the EU Agency WorkersDirective. Her entry was chosen randomly following a bumper response.  Ethical stance The Government has asked NHS trusts and agencies to stop recruiting nursesfrom Ghana because the country has its own shortages. England’s chief nursingofficer Sarah Mullally made the appeal after the introduction of a code ofpractice on ethical recruitment.  www.nhs.uk Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Announces 2nd Annual Chucktown Ball With Great Special Guests

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee has announced the exciting return of the Chucktown Ball. Just days after completing their two-night UMBowl run, Umphrey’s McGee has revealed plans for something of a hometown celebration in Charleston, SC, as a number of the band members currently live in the area. Taking place from September 23-24 at Riverfront Park, the two night run will see four full sets from Umphrey’s McGee!Not only that, but UM has announced a lineup of very special guests. On September 23rd, UM will rock out with Moon Taxi and The Dead 27s. One day later, they’ll get support from The Floozies, Dangermuffin and The Hip Abduction. This has the makings for a very special weekend of music! The band will also donate a portion of proceeds to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, supporting a great cause within the community.Last year’s event was quite the celebration, as UM settled in for three solid nights of rocking music. By bringing in other artists and moving from The Music Farm to the outdoor Riverfront Park, UM is certainly taking this event to the next level. The band will be well rested too, as the Chucktown Ball comes a full month after the band’s final scheduled tour date, at LOCKN’ Festival from 8/25-28. You can see UM’s full summer tour plans here.As per UM’s website: Pre-sale and umVIP on-sale will begin on Tuesday, May 10, at 12:00 pm ET. During pre-sale, we will offer a limited amount of deeply discounted two-day early-bird tickets for $55.00. Snag these while supplies last. Public on-sale begins Thursday, May 12, at 12:00 pm ET. More information can be found here.last_img read more

We didn’t disrespect Mourinho, insists Guardiola

first_imgAccusing City of disrespect, Mourinho took a swipe at the Premier League champions, claiming “you cannot buy class”, for the way it features him and United in the programme.But, after City swept aside Huddersfield at Eastlands, Guardiola addressed the claims and insisted his club had not intended to insult their neighbours.“That is true, you cannot buy class. I agree with Jose,” Guardiola said.“I think we lived an amazing season last season, there were cameras. We did it for ourselves.“I don’t agree with Jose in terms of being disrespectful to them. This was not our intention, just to film what happened last season.“But I think we are a club that is trying to grow, trying to win titles and we did it for ourselves, for the fans, to see what happened in our locker room.“It’s his opinion, it’s Jose’s opinion. Another guy is going to say ‘we like it’ another guy will say ‘no’. But I agree with him, class you cannot buy.”On the field, there was nothing to trouble the City manager, whose team enjoyed a three-goal performance from 30-year-old striker Sergio Aguero, who has now scored nine Premier League hat-tricks for the club.Aguero, who underwent knee surgery in March, might have scored even more, missing two clear chances and striking a post in the second half.“Three goals a game is okay!” said Guardiola. “I am not going to demand he’s more clinical.“Since he came back I saw him from the first second, from the first minute, wow. He came back perfect.“I think, the surgery from the doctor helped a lot. He feels free now, he suffered the last years with some problems.“When this happens he is one of the best, best, strikers in the world without a doubt. What can you say?”– Motivated Silva –Aguero opened the scoring after 25 minutes, with a brilliant lob over goalkeeper Ben Hamer following a long pass from City’s own keeper Ederson, and added the third when Hamer failed to hold a Benjamin Mendy cross.Gabriel Jesus claimed the second after neat inter-play with Mendy, although Jon Gorenc Stankovic pulled a goal back for the visitors from a long throw-in just before half-time.In the second half, Aguero claimed his hat-trick on 75 minutes from another Mendy cross and Terence Kongolo’s own goal completed the scoring.But the highlight of the game was David Silva’s superb 48th minute free-kick, scored in front of his son Mateo who was born prematurely eight months ago, requiring the Spanish star to return frequently to Valencia last season to be with his family.“Of course, he was so motivated because his family, parents, wife, and especially Mateo were here,” said Guardiola.“He scored an amazing goal for him. His son will never forget the first time he saw his father play football, he scored this outstanding goal.“We met him the first time a two days ago. Today, he was in the locker room with all the team, all the squad.“Last season was a tough moment for all his family. Fortunately the little boy fought a lot and he is here.“It’s a special day for him, for us, for David.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists his club didn’t disrespect Jose Mourinho © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 19 – Pep Guardiola saw his rampant Manchester City beat Huddersfield 6-1 before denying accusations that his club had disrespected Jose Mourinho in a recent documentary.The eight-part series, entitled ‘All or Nothing’, was released by streaming service Amazon last week and has angered Manchester United manager Mourinho.last_img read more