Businesses don’t need Labour to adopt a more flexible work week

first_img Anthony VollmerAnthony Vollmer is managing director of Moorepay. Thursday 3 October 2019 5:03 am Opinion To be clear, this isn’t just about attracting and retaining so-called “top talent”. There’s an equal challenge (and associated cost burden) in recruiting staff on or near the minimum wage, where employers can only compete on the whole employee offer – with flexibility and benefits a key part of that. Main image credit: Getty Questions abound from journalists and employers alike. How could this be achieved? Would it mean shutting offices and factories for a three-day weekend? How much would it cost businesses to implement?  Research we recently conducted for the Moorepay Engaged Employer report has shown that workers want greater flexibility and control over working hours – in fact the idea is supported by the majority of Brits. Moreover, research from Henley Business School has suggested that a shorter working week could save UK businesses £104bn a year though greater productivity and improved staff health and fitness. But these are the wrong questions. Labour’s pledge at its party conference to introduce a four-day working week on five-day’s pay has grabbed headlines and been greeted with concern in some quarters and optimism in others. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Businesses don’t need Labour to adopt a more flexible work week What employers should be asking instead is whether, during a period of record employment, with many sectors and regions facing significant skills shortages, they can afford not to give their teams greater working flexibility. How organisations offer greater flexibility is down to them (at least until Labour wins an election and tries to implement this policy). But companies that ignore the desire of their people to have greater flexibility risk struggling to retain valuable staff in the face of fierce competition to recruit. They could also choose to save up the extra free time for more annual leave, particularly given the struggle many parents face arranging childcare over the school holidays. center_img Flexibility over working hours requires negotiation. It isn’t just a case of shortening the working week by a day. People who choose a 32-hour week may not want to work that over just four days. Instead, they may opt to work five or even six days a week, but at reduced hours to enable school runs, avoid rush-hour hot spots, or flex their work to meet lifestyle interests.  Share Rather than seeing the demand for flexibility as a problem, I urge companies to embrace the opportunities it brings. The evidence shows that letting people work flexible hours or a shorter week can improve productivity and motivation, boosting recruitment and retention.  While Labour’s proposal for a four-day week was splashed around the headlines as though it were something radical, the reality is that finding more flexible ways to work is already a key conversation in workplaces across the UK.  In the current environment, employers that don’t embrace a more open approach risk staff voting with their feet, with all the costs and disruption such churn brings. Employment policies and technology can all adapt to meet the challenges of this open approach to working hours. By recognising that flexibility means different things to different people, firms will be able to ensure that they have the core staff they need, while adapting to the lifestyle choices of their people. 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On 40th anniversary, Southeast’s smallest city remains defiant

first_imgCommunity | Government | History | Local Government | SoutheastOn 40th anniversary, Southeast’s smallest city remains defiantAugust 12, 2015 by Joe Sykes, KFSK Share:The view over to Kupreanof from Sharon Sprague’s house on Sasby Island. (Photo by Joe Sykes/KFSK)Most people in Petersburg don’t give much thought to the handful of houses which sit on the other shore of the Wrangell Narrows.But to the people who live there it’s a place they are proud to call home. It’s name is Kupreanof and with just 24 residents it’s Southeast’s smallest, and Alaska’s second smallest, city. And this week it turns 40. It’s a community still proud of their little piece of Alaskan independence and unified against their older brother across the water.When Sharon Sprague and her husband Dick moved to Sasby Island, in the middle of the Wrangell Narrows in 1975, they had to build a life from scratch.“We started with nothing. There was no electricity, there was no water here. Nothing,” Sprague said.Sharon Sprague picks vegetables in her garden on Sasby Island. (Photo by Joe Sykes/KFSK)Since then they’ve created what some might call a homestead. They have their own hydroelectric power system, chickens run around in the garden, and plump fruit hangs off trees ripe for picking.They came here to get away and live out on their own. And together with a group of other isolation inclined individuals they helped found the city of Kupreanof, the smallest city in Southeast Alaska.It sits on the shore of Kupreanof island just next to the Sprague’s house and on the opposite side of the narrows from Petersburg.It began when residents who lived on the island decided they were sick of Petersburg and so organized themselves into an independent city. And the Spragues went with them.And Sharon Sprague says Petersburg and Kupreanof are separate for a good reason.“The two communities are so opposite,” she told me.That opposition still simmers and boiled over in 2013 when Kupreanof fought the establishment of the Borough of Petersburg. They lost that battle meaning they had to pay more money into Petersburg’s coffers but retained their status as a city.At a recent council meeting, jokes at Petersburg’s expense flew over breakfast of watermelon slices, sausages and eggs.“Has the assembly over there every provided you with breakfast?” Kupreanof Mayor Tom Reinarts quipped as he offered me my share of their Saturday morning spread. In a city so small the mayor is not just the mayor.“I’m also the police chief and the fire chief,” he said.Everyone has to play a hand in Kupreanof.Butch Anderson’s been living here for about eight years. He turned up to the council meeting one day just to see what was going on.“There was an extra seat open. So they voted. I got one vote,” he said. “I got in by a landslide, one vote was all it took.”He likes it here because he can kind of do what he wants.“I’m a hermit. I live alone and enjoy life. I don’t like heat. In my house, it will get down to 25 inside. Then I’ll go light the fire,” he said.They’re idiosyncratic. They keep to themselves and because of that sometimes it’s hard to remember just how many people actually live here.“Our official population is 24, I think,” Tom Reinarts said.“I thought it was 25. I read 25,” Butch Anderson jumped in.“Maybe 25, I concede,” Reinarts replied.Kupreanof Mayor, Tom Reinarts, heads up a meeting of the Kupreanof City Council. (Photo by Joe Sykes/KFSK)Either way, their six-member council makes up about a quarter of their population. And while they say they’ve not always seen eye to eye, they do have a common bête noire: The Borough of Petersburg.“We’re like Petersburg’s red-headed step-child. They’re like ‘we want you guys to follow our rules. So we can tell you how to live your life over here, ” Anderson said.So now it’s their 40th anniversary and they’re determined to show Petersburg they’re here, they’ve been here for a long time and they are here to stay.“I think we need to make a big splash for our friends across the bay in Petersburg East,” Reinarts announced at the meeting.He says he calls them Petersburg East because people in Petersburg often refer to Kupreanof by its original name, Petersburg West.They’re proud to be Kupreanof and they know with so few people it will always be a struggle to survive. But Sharon Sprague, standing on her dock looking out over both communities has the answer.“If you’ve got a group of people and they have one goal and they all feel the same and they’re a unit, they have strength,” she said.I ask her what she thinks that goal should be:“To keep it as it is,” she says. “This is a jewel.”And it’s a jewel that will always be a bugbear to Petersburg.“They hate us, they hate us. We’re a thorn in their side. They just wish we’d go away. But we’re not going to,” Sprague tells me with a glimmer in her eye.They’re not going anywhere and if it was up to Sharon Sprague they’d be a thorn in Petersburg’s side for another 40 years to come.Share this story:last_img read more

3 stories to watch in health tech in 2020

first_img @caseymross Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. National Technology Correspondent Casey covers the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and its underlying questions of safety, fairness, and privacy. He is the co-author of the newsletter STAT Health Tech. Hyacinth Empinado/STAT What’s included? 3 stories to watch in health tech in 2020 About the Authors Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What is it? Health Tech center_img GET STARTED By Casey Ross and Rebecca Robbins Dec. 24, 2019 Reprints Casey Ross Log In | Learn More Tags 3 to watchhealth tech [email protected] Judging by the numbers, digital health companies had another huge year in 2019.Total investment in the sector was expected to reach a record $8.4 billion, as firms raked in cash to develop novel wearables, personalized digital services, and machine learning tools to improve treatment of debilitating diseases. Several companies also entered the public markets, and tech giants such as Apple (APPL), Amazon, Google, and Microsoft (MSFT) ramped up their health investments and recruitment of clinical leaders.   Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Outside groups stopping the carrying out of Barrow works claims Councillor

first_img Outside groups stopping the carrying out of Barrow works claims Councillor WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleGAA, soccer, rugby – all of your local sports fixtures for this weekendNext article12 year jail sentence for Jihadi who drove over Laois man in the UK Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! Facebook Twitter Rugby A Laois County Councillor has claimed that the much needed works along the River Barrow are being stopped by outside groups and organisations, which is affecting certain communities along the river.Cllr Seamus McDonald put forward the motion at April’s Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District Meeting that the Council carry out drainage works at the River Barrow downstream from Two Mile Bridge to Forest near Mountmellick.Laois County Council responded by saying that they will assess the stretch of the river and include on the schedule for maintenance to be carried out.Cllr McDonald welcomed the response but added that along the stretch of river there is a desperate need for works to be carried out and “that it’s now a long number of years since something has been down there”.He also said that there is a woman in her 80s living along the river and she is terrified that she will be flooded out of it. He urged the Council to alleviate the pressure that the poor drainage is causing.Cllr David Goodwin added his support to the motion and suggested the Council prioritize the cleaning of the River Barrow over certain projects in the pipeline. He suggested that some of the €470,000 that is been sought for redevelopments in Durrow would go towards the clearing of the Barrow.Senior Engineer Paul McLoughlin agreed that the sum of money would go a long way and that the Council are equipped and ready to carry out the necessary works, but they are awaiting the relevant permission.In response, Cllr Goodwin argued that they should adopt the ‘name and shame’ approach to the associations and the people that are delaying the works from being carried out the County.He said: “We have a government that are suppose to run the country, not the fishery boards, not the angling clubs, so it is high time that somebody starts ranting and raving about these people who are delaying the necessary cleaning works.”SEE ALSO – Councillors angry over lack of safety surrounding Rosenallis housing estate TAGSBorris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick MunicipalCllr David GoodwinCllr Seamus McDonaldfloodingLaois County CouncilTwo Mile Bridge Home News Council Outside groups stopping the carrying out of Barrow works claims Councillor NewsCouncil RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad By Sean Hennessy – 20th April 2018 Council Community Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government fundinglast_img read more

Jamaican Born Musician is New Mayor of Haringey

first_imgRelatedJamaican Born Musician is New Mayor of Haringey FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaican born Councillor Sheik G. L. Thompson is the new Mayor of Haringey in north east London.Councillor Thompson is a professional jazz musician who has played with some of Britain’s most famous groups and toured with his own bands all over the world.Mr. Thompson, who represents the Tottenham Hale ward, took over the chains of office at the annual meeting of the council on May 21. Jamaica’s Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Sharon Saunders and Community Relations Officer, Delores Cooper attended the ceremony.Councillor Thompson was born in Jamaica to what he said, was a strong musically and politically active family. He grew up in New York where his interest in jazz began, and settled in London in 1955 after coming to the UK on active service in the United States Air Force.“It’s a real honour to be elected Mayor, and I’m looking forward to working for all the people of Haringey, wherever they live, and whatever their background,” he told his first meeting of the Council.The mayor will be raising money for Haringey young musicians during his term of office, helping young people across the borough to learn an instrument and take part in musical activity.Mr. Thompson has lived in Tottenham for many years and is involved in many community groups, including the Chestnuts Area residents association, the Haringey Community and Police Consultative Group, the Haringey Race Equality Council and the African Caribbean Leadership Council.As a professional jazz and rhythm and blues musician he has played alongside leading figures, including Georgie Fame, Long John Baldry, Graham Bond, The Who, Mick Eves, Alan Price, the Animals and the Rolling Stones. He currently leads two bands, CUE Ensemble and Dedeh All Stars.He is a member of the Musicians Union Jazz Section Committee and London region Executive, and is Haringey’s representative to the London local authority’s arts forum, liaising with Arts Council England. Jamaican Born Musician is New Mayor of Haringey UncategorizedMay 29, 2007 RelatedJamaican Born Musician is New Mayor of Haringeycenter_img RelatedJamaican Born Musician is New Mayor of Haringey Advertisementslast_img read more

Aboriginal Religion Expert To Lecture At CU-Boulder

first_imgAn internationally known religion expert from Australia will present “Varieties of Religious Aesthetic,” a series of four lectures starting Feb. 24, as part of the University of Colorado at Boulder department of religious studies’ annual Robert C. Lester Lectureship on the Study of Religion. Tony Swain of the University of Sydney will offer insight into the religions of India on Feb. 24, China on Feb. 27 and Australia’s Aboriginal people on March 3 at the Eaton Humanities Building. The first three presentations will be held in room 150, and the fourth on theory and Swain’s ideas on religion will be March 6 in room 1B50. All the lectures are free and open to the public and begin at 7 p.m. “Tony Swain is one of the world’s leading specialists on Australian Aboriginal religion,” said Fred Denny, chair of the CU-Boulder department of religious studies. “In recent years, Swain has turned to the study of Asian religions and the study of religion and the arts – the focus for this series of lectures.” “Bodies of Dreaming Colliding with Land” is the title of Swain’s March 3 presentation about Australian Aboriginal cultures. Swain is noted for a landmark study that showed these cultures have a spatially based ontology. “The Aboriginal view of their land is one of mythic depth and meaning,” Denny explained. “The land is a player – it has its own personality. It’s not less important than the humans and animals living on it. It is a participant in the whole of Aboriginal reality in an active way.” The lecture series begins Feb. 24 with Swain’s Indian presentation, “The Playhouse of Infinite Forms.” A reception will follow. The Feb. 27 lecture is titled “Forgotten Words,” and will deal with traditional Chinese religious values. After the March 3 Aboriginal lecture, the series wraps up on March 6 with “Unreasonable Religion,” a discussion about theory and Swain’s ideas on religion.     The Robert C. Lester Lectureship on the Study of Religion was established in 1999 in honor of the founder of the religious studies department at CU-Boulder. The four previous presentations have included only one lecture, so this year’s event is considerably expanded. In many cases, the ideas presented at the lectures eventually become new scholarly books. “We’re really making an impression in the field,” Denny said. “We’re trying to enable leading scholars to test new ideas, to get early feedback and to establish ownership in what they’re doing. Colleagues are finding it very exciting to see work as it is developing.” For more information about the lecture series contact Denny at (303) 492-6358 or e-mail [email protected] Published: Feb. 16, 2003 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Youth Urged To Prepare For Global Labour Market

first_imgYouth Urged To Prepare For Global Labour Market CultureNovember 28, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson Story HighlightsMinister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, is urging Jamaica’s youth to prepare to compete in a changing global labor market, and also create their own opportunities for employment.Ms. Hanna was addressing scores of young people on November 28, at a session held at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston.She noted that large countries such as China and India are capitalizing on the creativity and ingenuity of its people by filling the needs for skilled persons globally. Youth Urged To Prepare For Global Labour MarketJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, is urging Jamaica’s youth to prepare to compete in a changing global labor market, and also create their own opportunities for employment.“By 2030, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says we are going to have to create 500 million new jobs…to be able to satisfy the labour demands of young people. Now that puts you in a very good place; you can create the type of opportunities right here in Jamaica that will make you globally competitive,” she said.Ms. Hanna was addressing scores of young people on November 28, at a session held at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston.She noted that large countries such as China and India are capitalizing on the creativity and ingenuity of its people by filling the needs for skilled persons globally. For example, she said, China leads in terms of manufacturing of products and India as it relates to intellectual services and information communication technologies (ICT).Ms. Hanna urged Jamaicans to identify internationally competitive markets so that “we are able to create industries like China and India, to be able to compete.She also encouraged them to think carefully about the professions they want to enter and to make sure they choose careers that are profitable and adaptable.“It doesn’t make sense you go to school and you study and then when you can’t find a job in that particular industry in Jamaica, that you blame the Government and some other factor why you can’t get a job,” she said, noting that the top ten in demand jobs in 2013, did not exist in 2003.The session formed part of activities for Youth Month, which is celebrated in November. It was intended to provide a space and opportunity for young people, who have a keen interest in entrepreneurship, social enterprise and business development to acquire first hand information from some of Jamaica’s key leaders in business.Other outcomes of the initiative include: the sharing of best practices that can effectively impact Youth Business Development initiatives; facilitate a greater understanding of central terms and business development methodologies amongst participants; and develop a database of youth business development initiatives in order to provide practical referrals and support base for youth.Other speakers at the function include: Vice Chairman, Restaurant Associates Limited, Richard Lake; Executive Director, Jamaica Money Market Brokers Limited, Donna Duncan Scott; Manager, Treasury, Scotia Bank Jamaica; and Chief Executive Officer, ITEL BTO Solutions, Yoni Epstein. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedCDA to Host Bless the Children Concertcenter_img RelatedCountry’s Participation in Memory of the World Programme to be Strengthened RelatedNational Child Month Committee Hosts Parenting Forum Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, addresses scores of young people at a rap session held at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston November 28. The session formed part of activities for Youth Month, which is celebrated in November. Advertisementslast_img read more

Inman named Committee on Professionalism’s Law Faculty/Administrator Award winner

first_imgInman named Committee on Professionalism’s Law Faculty/Administrator Award winner May 19, 2021 Top Stories Rachel InmanThe Standing Committee on Professionalism named the University of Florida’s Rachel Inman as its Law Faculty/Administrator Award winnerInman, is the associate dean for Student Affairs at the UF Frederic G. Levin College of Law.The award recognizes a faculty member or administrator of one of Florida’s accredited law schools who, through teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession, best supports or exemplifies the mission of the Standing Committee on Professionalism: “To promote the fundamental ideals and values of professionalism within the legal system and to instill those ideals of character, competence, civility, and commitment in all those persons serving and seeking to serve therein.”Inman, who joined the UF Law faculty in 2006, is described as having a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, working to ensure that all students develop their voices and embrace a culture of inclusion and acceptance. The committee says she is responsible for creating and leading UF Law’s 1L Orientation Program, which prepares students for success in law school and beyond. Each year, Orientation includes a formal Oath of Professionalism administered by a sitting judge, the most recent being Chief Justice Charles Canady.“Dean Inman also brings a proactive approach to supporting students with their mental health and wellness,” According to the committee. “She hosts Wellness Wednesdays, a weekly event at which all students are invited to gather (now virtually) to build connections, share experiences, and support one another. She also oversees a group of staff and faculty that monitors students of concern. This group brainstorms ways to better support students who are struggling with various challenges to help them be successful and develop higher levels of professional competence.”In recognition of her continued commitment to the ideals of professionalism, Dean Inman was recently appointed to the executive committee of the Student Services Section of the Association of American Law Schools. This committee creates best practices for student services at law school across the nation, focusing on the services students need to develop competencies to become professional and ethical lawyers.“It is unquestionable that Dean Inman demonstrates the “four C’s” of professionalism — character, competence, commitment, and civility,” The committee said.last_img read more

Learning lessons from Airbnb, GitHub, Xiaomi, Uber and Waze

first_img AirbnbGitHubTelefonicaUberWazeWedoXiaomi Español Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits Previous ArticleNew tools can enable enterprises to embrace disruption – WeDoNext ArticleArora to replace Son as Yahoo Japan chairman Steve Costello Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques Tags Relatedcenter_img Home Learning lessons from Airbnb, GitHub, Xiaomi, Uber and Waze Xiaomi off the hook in the US LIVE FROM WEDO WORLDWIDE USER GROUP 2015: There are four ways in which large, established companies can learn from what have been termed “exponential organisations”, which use new organisational approaches and technology to have a disproportionate – and disruptive – impact on business, according to author and speaker Yuri van Geest.Van Geest, who co-authored the book Exponential Organisations, highlighted how such companies – such as Airbnb, GitHub, Xiaomi, Uber and Waze, “use less resources and people, but have a deeper impact”, than what he described as “linear organisations”, which have more traditional structures and growth trajectories. “At first you don’t notice these startups, in the first two or three or four years. And then suddenly, boom, they disrupt you,” he said.Attributes of such businesses include a “massive transformational purpose”, which is a “higher, aspirational purpose” embraced by those inside and outside of the organisation; the ability to make use of the “crowd” to scale, across creativity, innovation, validation and even funding; and a focus on accessing, renting or sharing assets rather than owning them.And on an organisational level, exponential organisations also feature a decentralised model, with self-organising teams with full decision making capabilities.For an organisation to benefit from the strategy of these new companies, the first approach is to “transform the leadership”. This can include education from outside sources and creating a more diverse base at a senior level.The second is to “identify, invest, partner and acquire exponential start-ups in your sector or critical markets, to embrace innovation and disruption,” van Geest said. “Create a portfolio, leave it independent, try not to influence it too much according to your cash cow or core business, leave it alone, but learn from it.”The work of Telefonica here was highlighted, such as its Wayra and Open Future projects. “Some are successful, some are failures. Some are very successful. It’s part of the game,” van Geest said.The third step is what was termed “Disprupt[x]”. “It’s about creating start-ups at the edge of your organisation, not close to your cash-cow or core organisation, because if you try to innovate near your core organisation, you will only inhibit it, or not innovate at all. Why? Because then you activate an immune system or your parent organisation, which will create antibodies and kill the innovative projects in most cases,” he said.Citing the example of e-commerce ventures set up by vendors and retailers in the past, he said: “Leave it independent on the edges for five to ten years, until it has critical mass, then you integrate it into the core business. But the digital entity is more important. It only works if when you integrate, the emergent innovative department or start-up has more impact, influence and power than the classic linear department.”Finally, and “the most difficult,” is what he described as “ExO Lite” – “implementing the attributes of an ExO organisation in the core business. It’s very difficult. It’s feasible, but it’s the most difficult.” Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 MAY 2015 Authorlast_img read more

Maolíosa McHugh selected to replace outgoing MLA Michaela Boyle

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Maolíosa McHugh selected to replace outgoing MLA Michaela Boyle WhatsApp By News Highland – May 9, 2019 Former Derg area Councillor Maolíosa McHugh has been nominated to serve as an MLA.He replaces outgoing MLA Michaela Boyle who has stood down having secured a seat in the local council elections.At a selection convention in Strabane last evening, Mr McHugh who lost his seat in last weeks council election was unanimously selected to represent West Tyrone at Stormont. Google+ Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Previous articleBreaking: Four arrested in Lyra McKee murder probeNext articleDonegal Deputy accuses Ulster Bank of feeding customers ‘to the vultures’ News Highland Twitter Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more