Dell announcement due in early January

first_imgEmail Advertisement WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsDell announcement due in early JanuaryBy admin – December 15, 2008 670 DELL Limerick is awaiting an announcement in early January that will mark the fate of the Limerick plant that employs over 2500 staff at it’s Raheen base. It is reported throughout the media this morning that a majority of the Limerick production facilities will move to Poland in 2009.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Sunday Tribune carried an article this weekend suggesting the global PC manufacturer is set to announce plans early next year to relocate its assembly operation away from its Limerick facility. It is understood from government sources in Ireland and company sources in the US that news of withdrawal of manufacturing from Limerick will be made public in January. Dell is expected to scale back its production at the Raheen facility over the course of 2009 where operations will take a major shift to Poland. A Dell spokesperson in Ireland said it was “business as usual” in Limerick and that at this stage the operation of the plant remained “under review” as with all global manufacturing sites.The Sunday Tribune stated that, a senior source within the IDA had confirmed that it is bracing itself for “dramatic news” shortly. “A plan is being put in place to see where we can go forward from here and it is being treated with the utmost seriousness,” the source said.About 16,000 jobs within the mid-west are directly or indirectly linked to Dell. Previous article‘We will restore Shannon Heathrow link’ O’LearyNext articleMunster win, Wally shines and they’re glad to see the back of Clermont admincenter_img Linkedin Facebook Twitter Printlast_img read more

Retail sector bucks trend by showing fall in cost of crime

first_imgRetail sector bucks trend by showing fall in cost of crimeOn 24 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Thecost of crimes against retail businesses dropped by 45 per cent in the lastquarter of 2003, to just over £10m.Thereduction came despite a slight rise in the number of insurance claims relatingto crime in the sector, which affected 32 per cent of companies over the sameperiod – well above the national average of 17 per cent.However,according to the Business Crime Index from insurance firm AXA, retail is doingbetter than other sectors as the overall cost of crime has risen by 70 per centsince 2002, and by 7 per cent in the past three months. Onaverage businesses affected by crime end up worse off by more than £3,500 –without taking into account business disruption and the effect on reputationand staff morale. DavidFrost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Theindex shows that the cost of crime against business continues to pose a realthreat to many firms.”Crimeagainst business not only imposes a direct cost in terms of the theft of stockor equipment or the damage that it does to property; it also impacts negativelyon business performance by causing disruption to trading and hamperinginvestment.”By Mike Berry Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

University of Evansville Spring Commencement Ceremony

first_imgEVANSVILLE, IN The University of Evansville bestowed 497 degrees upon 475 graduates during the 161st commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz presided.Several awards were given at the ceremony including the Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May Outstanding Senior Award, the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Eykamp Prize. Additionally, three honorary degrees were given during the celebration.Full information on the award recipients is as follows:2019 Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May Outstanding Senior AwardEach year, a committee of students and faculty selects an award recipient for the most outstanding senior. The selection is based on high academic performance, a commitment to service, outstanding leadership, and involvement in diverse campus activities. The award is named for two of the University’s most respected alumni, Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May.This year’s recipient is Chace Avery. He truly embodies the spirit of philanthropy, innovation, and change making that are at the heart of the University of Evansville experience.As a biochemistry student, research led Avery to an internship with the National Institutes of Health where he performed data analysis on a clinical trial focused on patients with severe insulin resistance.While president of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Avery created a new philanthropy event called the Patriot’s Run to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project where participants ran a 5k wearing backpacks, mirroring our US troops who wear heavy backpacks every day.Avery says the pride and joy of his UE experience have been his involvement in Habitat for Humanity. He served as the President for Habitat for Humanity for two years, during which time he planned and executed the nation’s first Habitat for Humanity Barn Blitz. This event brought 200 UE students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members together to build 30-yard barns to accompany Habitat for Humanity Homes in Evansville. He also worked on the 499th Habitat for Humanity House in Evansville and was part of the inaugural Evansville team to build a Habitat for Humanity House while abroad in Portugal. To bring his involvement full circle, he will be building another home with UE students in Chacala, Mexico after graduation.Avsery also took a ChangeLab class focused on the development of Tiny Homes for the homeless in Evansville and was able to serve at a women’s shelter called Ruth’s House. He was a part of Student Christian Fellowship, an active Orientation Leader, and was a co-founder for the University’s Ballroom Dancing Club.Avery has done all of the above while still maintaining an outstanding academic record, appearing on the Dean’s list every single semester of his UE career.In August, Avery will attend Indiana University School of Medicine to pursue a medical specialty in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He says he plans to continue making a difference in the world of medicine through innovative philanthropy, just as he has at UE.UE Alumni Association Oustanding Teacher AwardProfessor Atefeh Yazdanparast was awarded the 2019 UE Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Yazdanparast is highly revered by students and colleagues alike. Many say she is the best professor they’ve ever had and others think the best instructor at UE!Dean Rawski says she is an exceptional teacher and scholar and connects well with her students.Yazdanparast received her Ph.D. in Marketing with a minor in Business Anthropology from the University of North Texas in 2012. Since joining the UE faculty in 2012, she has been the recipient of the 2018 Dean’s Teaching Award, the 2018 National Society of Leadership and Success Excellence in Teaching Award, Class of 1961 Faculty Fellowship Award in 2017, Global Scholar Award in 2015, and the Dean’s Research Award in both 2014 and 2016.Recently, Yazdanparast was named the 2019 Master Scholar award recipient by Marketing Management Association as part of an international competition to recognize marketing scholars who have engaged in innovative and impactful research. Following a multi-disciplinary and multi-method approach, Yazdanparast conducts qualitative and quantitative research and collaborates with researchers in other disciplines. Focusing on decision making, a majority of her intellectual contributions fall within the areas of the social psychology of consumer behavior and the interplay of consumers and technology and her work has been published in many journals.Yazdanparast teaches several marketing courses including digital marketing, marketing research, principles of marketing, and consumer behavior. She is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities for her students, and they have incorporated more than 20 marketing projects for local and global businesses.Eykamp PrizeThe 2019 recipient of the Eykamp Prize is professor Kristy Miller.Since arriving at UE, she received the Sadelle and Sydney Berger Service Award for her involvement with student recruitment; and her efforts have been successful as her department has seen increased enrollments. She was also selected as one of the Evansville Business Journal’s 20 under 40, an honor that recognizes young leaders who make a difference in their community.Miller is chair of the Department of Chemistry and instrumental to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest students to her department. In addition to mentoring Chemistry majors, she maintains contact with alumni and supports them throughout their professional careers. To keep alumni engaged in the life of the University, Dr. Miller hosts engaging events on campus, giving them a reason to return to Evansville.Miller has also played a key role in fundraising to support her department. Most recently, she received funds to support undergraduate research and a distinguished lecture series from the Jean Dreyfus Lectureship.View Online: http://evansville.mFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more