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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefVacancy rates fall New efforts to end the capacity crisis in social services have resulted in a3.4 per cent fall in the vacancy rate in local authorities. According to theEmployers Organisation for Local Government, councils spent £11m last year ontraining social workers, an increase of 159 per cent on the previous year. Thishas resulted in a 68 per cent rise in students who study social work, doublingthose who qualify.  www.lg-employers.gov.ukRail redundancies Network Rail, the national railways infrastructure company, has dismissed700 senior and middle-ranking managers. The move is part of a programme of2,000 redundancies to be made over the next two years. Network Rail, whichemploys 14,000 people, hopes the jobs cuts will help it to reduce £13bn fromcosts over the next 10 years.  www.railtrack.co.ukCash for lone parents Lone parent jobseekers will receive financial help to encourage them toreturn to work, under new government plans. The Work Search Premium will givelone parents who have been on benefits for more than a year £20 extra a weekfor up to six months if they agree to look for work. In-Work Credit will paylone parents who get jobs of more than 16 hours a week an extra £40 a week forthe first year they are in work.  www.dwp.gov.ukNo training for IT staff Employers are refusing to bankroll training for IT professionals because offears that fully-qualified staff will move to another firm once certified.About 100 IT staff were questioned by The Training Camp consultancy, and theresulting report highlights employers’ reluctance to pay for the type oftraining that leads to recognised certification.  www.trainingcamp.co.uk Comments are closed. … in briefOn 7 Oct 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Africa Armwrestling Association courts Ghana to host 2020 championship

first_imgThe Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA) is seriously knocking on the doors of Ghana to host the 2020 edition of the Africa Armwrestling Championship scheduled to take place later in the year.This comes in the wake after South Africa lost the rights to host due to administrative lapses to host a successful event.In a release issued and signed by the Secretary-General of AFA, Julien Boumsong, he mentioned that Ghana was one of the countries they were considering as possible hosts for the continental event.The statement added that “We wish to entreat our members to continue with their various preparations as we look for a next host for the event. We do not intend to break the chain of the annual event therefore we will work around the clock to announce a new host as soon as possible.”It would be recalled that the Ghana Armwestling Federation (GAF) led by Charles Osei Asibey hosted one of the finest championship on the continent in 2018 which was applauded by the World Armwrestling Federation and likened to a mini world Championship After the historic event, Ghana is being considered for a possible host of the World meet therefore it is not surprising that the country is once again being considered to host this year’s championship.The board of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation will soon meet to consider the decision to host after consultations with the Ministry of Youth & Sports, National Sports Authority and other partners.The Africa Armwrestling Championship is a continental Armwrestling event that parades the best on one stage for continental honours. Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana and Mali hosted 2016, 2017, 2018 and the 2019 editions.—last_img read more

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