The Work and Pensions Secretary will today (Friday March 8) help to celebrate the opening of a new ‘Youth Confident’ workshop that will see young people matched with talent-hungry employers.The Youth Confident Roadshow is helping people aged 16 to 24 overcome barriers that could be preventing them from finding work, such as a lack of confidence, health issues or limited work experience.Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said: Follow DWP on: Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 Behind every employment number is a person and a family whose self-esteem, mental wellbeing, economic circumstances and life changes are all vastly improved by being in the workplace, and we’re helping to create a better life for young people across the country. I’m determined to ensure that there are no barriers to the young people of Hastings accessing the job market. That’s why it’s so good to have such dedicated staff from Hastings Jobcentre at the fantastic event today Helen James from Hastings Jobcentre said: The event is aimed at engaging young people in a more relaxed environment – live acoustic music will be performed by young local artists and there will be a draw featuring prizes donated by local businesses.Contact Press Office London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 We’re keen to take an innovative approach to helping young people into work. This event is the first of its kind, delivered outside of the Jobcentre, focusing solely on the region’s young people. Press Office Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube
Tipperary have lost out to Dublin in their opening National league game in Parnell Park. Eamon O’Shea’s side created plenty of chances but lacked the killer instinct to take the game to Ger Cunningham’s Dublin side. At half time the Premier County were down by nine points after a lacklustre first half performance. Ger Cunningham’s Dublin side ran out twelve point winners in the end. The full-time score was Dublin 2-20 Tipperary 0-14.This was Tipp’s fourth round one league defeat in five years.Eamon O’Shea said after the match that Dublin had more determination than Tipp to win the 50/50 ball. He told Tipp FM Sport: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/eamon-oshea-on-tipps-heavy-defeat-against-dublinGer Cunnigham was pleased with his side’s performance. He had this to say after the match: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/dublins-ger-cunningham-after-his-sides-victory-over-tipp?in=tippfmradio/sets/tipp-fm-sportTipp will now host Galway next weekend in Round 2. Galway were up against Clare in today’s other Division 1A match-up in what was a nip and tuck affair at Pearse Stadium.The Tribesmen ran out one point winners against Davy Fitzgerald’s team. The full time score was Galway 2-15 Clare 1-17.
American boxer Timothy Bradley’s confidence is at an all-time high leading up to his highly anticipated April 12 rematch against Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, according to his trainer, Joel Diaz.”Our confidence level is so high,” said Diaz in an interview with Hustle Boss.Bradley controversially defeated Pacquiao when they first fought in June 2012, and was at the receiving end of harsh criticism from boxing fans and analysts alike.But his two impressive victories in 2013 – against Ruslan Provodnikov in March and Juan Manuel Marquez in October – helped restore his confidence and made him a better fighter.”After fighting Ruslan Provodnikov, who hits a lot harder than Manny Pacquiao, and (Bradley) took his punches and finished the fight,” said Diaz.”And then, fighting Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked out Manny Pacquiao, and just cruised and beat him,” he added. Bradley was nearly knocked out by Provodnikov after opting to go toe-to-toe with the Russian, but survived to take a unanimous decision, and then eked out a split-decision victory over Marquez, this time by using his boxing skills to outlast the Mexican legend.Diaz feels that the two impressive victories that he notched in contrasting fashions showed that Bradley was more than ready to take on Pacquiao again.”The confidence level is high,” said Diaz. “We know what Manny Pacquiao brings to the table, and we’re ready for it.”Bradley, in a conference call last weekend, echoed his trainer’s sentiments.”I think everybody has seen me grow in the last two years, and they see how confident I am and my ability,” he said. “I fought two different styles, and I was able to come out victorious, so a lot of people are definitely getting behind me right now, and they feel that Pacquiao is declining, and this is my time,” he added.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is ready to return to the court on Friday night, unless he has any setbacks over the next day.Celtics general manager Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens said Thursday that the four-time All-Star has passed all of his tests. Rondo hasn’t played since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament on Jan. 25, 2013.Rondo was at practice with the Celtics on Thursday morning, but he did not speak with reporters.Stevens says he’s looking forward to seeing what Rondo can do in a game.