Limerick’s Street to come alive for Catherine Street Summer Party

first_imgPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Linkedin Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleLimerick Youth Service bakers create a special ‘Soviet Loaf’Next articleArchway to the past preserved at Limerick Gasworks site Staff Reporter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat center_img #LiveableLimerick have announced that, following on the success of last summer’s Street Feast, once more in 2019, Catherine Street will be closed between 12 and 7pm for another family-friendly “Street Feast” on bank holiday Monday, May 6, 2019.At its most simple, a street feast is simply having a picnic with your neighbours. Bring a stool, bring a rug, bring some food. It’s a great excuse to come enjoy and share food, meet people who live near you and have a bit of craic. But it can be much more. It is an open invitation event also for out of towners who happen to be in the city centre that day. It is an opportunity to come along and partake in the fun atmosphere we can have on Limerick’s public streets when we think of other ways to use them. It is an opportunity to reach out and invite along your neighbour whom you know lives nearby but alone or is new to the neighbourhood.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The idea is all about building communities. So people bring their own picnic and come and spend time with each other in a healthy and vibrant family friendly environment. Kids bring along their toys to share and they become the link to new friends. Anybody feeling a little lonely that day is encouraged to come along and meet new friends. You do not need to be invited. All are welcome.A number of local businesses are enthusiastically supporting the event and will be helping to make it a lively and fun occasion for all who come along on the day.Limerick City is an incredible diverse, inclusive and vibrant urban location and this is yet another opportunity to showcase and celebrate that.Catherine Street has been selected as the venue to hold the Riverfest family-friendly community “street feast” building on their very successful event last year. The 2019 event, like 2018, is supported by Liveable Limerick and Limerick City and County Council.Niki McMahon from Liveable Limerick said “Street Feast is a long-established national day of neighbourhood picnics, celebrated across the country and now in its tenth year. We are inviting people to bring a picnic, bring their children, meet friends and make new ones on bank holiday Monday May 6 #liveablelimerick are working together with local residents, businesses, local groups, new and existing communities to bring the Street Feast back this year to the heart of Limerick City.”Ailish Drake from Liveable Limerick said  “The idea was so successful last year as it is simple. People bring their own picnic and come and spend time with each other in a healthy and vibrant family-friendly environment. A number of local businesses as they are doing again this year enthusiastically supported the event. Events like these build a real sense a community and contribute to the wellbeing of residents and their friends.”Local resident and business person RockyO’Shea says “Last year, it was great to see so many people having fun on the street outside our new business. Catherine Street has had a new lease of life in the last few years and occasions like this reinforce that revival. ”Liveable Limerick is engaging to run another street feast and if it can come close to matching last year’s success (although of course we hope it will exceed it), we plan to campaign for a summer long series of such initiatives to be brought to Limerick, with ever more streets closed to traffic on Sundays allowing those streets to transform into fun public space revealing the streets’ potential for other uses, such as picnics, dance, games, cooking, eating, a place to meet and connect.To get involved or for more information contact [email protected] or visit Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print NewsCommunityLimerick’s Street to come alive for Catherine Street Summer PartyBy Staff Reporter – April 16, 2019 3007 Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Email TAGS#LiveableLimerickCommunityNewsstreet party last_img read more

Call it what you will, but your credit union is the PFM

first_imgTo be very honest, I do not know where the term personal financial management (PFM) came from. Nor do I know why some companies are labeled PFM companies. From my point of view, personal financial management is something that people do, personally, to manage their  finances.  To say that a banking technology company is a “PFM vendor”, seems short sighted, because in my mind, the ultimate PFM provider is a credit union, not a vendor. At the core of any credit union is the desire to provide the member with solutions and resources that allow for sound financial management. Yes, it’s personal.There are fintech companies that focus heavily on leveraging technology to enhance the online banking experience using data, product and experience to build an environment that provides users more financial tools and relevance. Some of these companies partner with core and online banking providers with strong integrations, with the intent of differentiating their platforms and making them more robust, across all channels. I believe they also have a goal to empower credit unions to do more with data so the credit unions themselves, can compete and live up to their promise of being financial advocates. You can not be a financial advocate unless you actively provide a variety of financial management solutions. “Great” loan rates and a free checking, don’t make your credit union a financial advocate; they make it a commodity.The financial services industry is starting to come to the realization that in order to survive, they must open their architectures. This is putting healthy pressure on core providers to review and enhance their digital ecosystems. Not too long ago, many argued that neobanks would holistically disrupt existing banking models. Perhaps this was an awakening, but the demise of the banking industry is not likely to happen soon. What is happening, is that banks and bank technology providers are increasing innovation and enriching services by using other organizations’ technology or platforms, via solutions such as APIs. All improves a credit union’s ability to be the ultimate personal financial manager of their member households.So-called PFM providers or vendors, at least those that integrate with retail banking platforms, have morphed into financial technology providers that specialize in data collection, analysis, management and usage, with the intent of helping you, the credit unions, provide richer personal financial experiences. Budgeting tools, graphs and the sorts, are not going to you drive your success and help you grow your credit union, unless you approach things from a broader strategic position. You’re going to need data and must find better ways to leverage it, to better predict member needs, while supporting the age old notion that convenience and accessibility remain of paramount importance to the member experience. Digital banking is ripe for disruption and finally evolving as more tools are added, better data leveraged and mobile coming to the strategic forefront.Some Fintech companies, a couple of which had their roots in SaaS consumer budgeting solutions, are now digital financial management providers, working closely with online banking providers and cores to evolve the member experience so you can become the preferred financial provider and the ultimate personal financial manager. They are bringing data-driven user experiences to digital banking and empowering you to compete in new and exciting ways so you can truly become your members financial advocate.I’m no fan of the acronyms (like PFM, PFE) used today, so I’ll end with this. Credit union members need online or digital financial management and online banking is morphing into just this. This shift will help your credit union in many ways, the least of which is to become the true personal financial manager your members want and need. 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bryan Clagett Bryan is on the executive team and singularly focused on driving revenue growth through a variety of new initiatives that help financial services and fintech become ever more relevant to … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Paris Saint-Germain agree to deal with Chinese brand Hisense

first_imgPARIS: French football giants Paris Saint-Germain on Monday announced the signing of a multi-year partnership with Chinese consumer electronics firm Hisense.”We are delighted to welcome Hisense to the Paris Saint-Germain family and to launch this partnership with this leading player in the consumer electronics and household appliance market,” said Marc Armstrong, director of sponsorship at PSG. Founded in Qingdao in 1969, Hisense has sponsored many major sporting teams and events in recent years, such as the 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing and the Australian Open tennis tournament. “We are delighted to partner with Paris Saint-Germain, who are among the best clubs in the world in terms of their performance and the speed of their progress,” said Hisense International President Alex Zhu. Created in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain has enjoyed considerable sporting and commercial success since being purchased by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011, winning 18 trophies including seven French Ligue 1 titles. IANS Also Watch: Nagaon DC’s Surprise Visit At District Hospitallast_img read more

Skilton utilizes international experience to produce as Syracuse’s top scorer

first_img Published on September 11, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Liam: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Phil Wheddon often encourages his players to play internationally in hopes that they’ll return to Syracuse ready to embrace a larger role.In the case of Stephanie Skilton, who played in the FIFA U-20 World Cup with New Zealand this past summer, those expectations are heightened. Last season as a freshman, Skilton led Syracuse in both goals with nine and points with 19.And she’s picked up where she left off.Through only six games, Skilton has scored five goals and recorded 11 points, well on her way to surpassing her totals from last season. After SU’s home game against Connecticut on Sept. 1, the Orange began a seven-game road swing. Syracuse’s next road tilt will be on Thursday against Colgate (3-1-1) at 7 p.m. in Hamilton, New York, and the sophomore forward plans to continue utilizing her international experience to produce results.“I don’t really feel like I get nervous for games anymore because I’ve got that experience,” Skilton said. “Being on the world stage and playing on that high level is going to mean so much to be able to bring it out on the field here.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs the starting center forward for New Zealand, Skilton helped her home country reach the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup — which were held in Canada — for the first time in history. She scored two goals in four games for the team before it eventually fell to Nigeria on Aug. 17.Wheddon said that gaining international experience and playing against some of the best players in the world shows that Skilton can compete with anyone.“I challenged her to take on a more vocal leadership role,” said Wheddon. “Sometimes when you come back from an international experience, sometimes it can be a step down and you get frustrated with the level of play. But Steph hasn’t done that.“She’s been great helping the other players.”Skilton feels more confident talking with her teammates this year, both on and off the field. The team is working on its cohesion and being clinical in receiving and scoring the ball in front of the goal, all of which rely heavily on communication.The summer playing against the world’s best only helped further develop her skills and increase her confidence. Wheddon believes that Skilton is doing a good job using her increased sense of confidence passing on those skills, which include reading pressure and knowing where to go with her first touch on the ball.Not only has she helped other members of the team improve, but also improved as an individual player.“Steph’s always been good at scoring goals, but she’s gotten even better,” sophomore defender Maddie Iozzi said. “It’s huge to have her back. We need goal scorers and she’s a big part of that. Even if she’s not part of the goal scoring, she’s usually a big part of the play that leads to them.”Skilton believes the experience with New Zealand this summer was similar to playing in the United States. The main difference is that collegiate American soccer is slower than international play.But Skilton isn’t going to let a slower tempo stop her.“It doesn’t matter where you are,” Skilton said. “You just have to play to win the game.” Commentslast_img read more

Man dies after being struck by train

first_imgAuthorities in West Palm Beach are reporting that a man has died after he was struck by a train near Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Monday morning.Witnesses reported that the man was walking west along the 100 block of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd around 5:00 am when he was struck by a Tri-Rail traveling in the southbound direction.Officials have since identified the victim as 37-year-old Randall Felton of West Palm Beach, however, no other details are available at this time.last_img

Red Bank Y Shows Off Newly Renovated Facility at Open…

first_imgThe recent makeover at the Y included the addition of child-size workout equipment to keep the younger set in shape.By John BurtonRED BANK — The public was invited to see the results of the Community YMCA’s long planned, multi-million dollar makeover during an open house at their newly renovated facility at 166 Maple Ave.“We knocked down a lot of walls and created open, welcoming space,” the Y’s Vice President of Communications and Collaborations Andrea Plaza said last Saturday.The approximately 65,000 square-foot and 41-year-old facility has been redone to make it more inviting for its diverse population of members in a construction project that took about 9 months. Plaza said space has been created or expanded expressly for children’s physical activity, such as the new youth and teen center, which contains equipment designed for the younger members. Also for the younger crowd is the redone child watch room, which is more than double its previous size, now at 1,200 square feet, and offers free babysitting, Plaza explained.The facility’s second floor now has the Health Seekers Room, which provides a quieter space, “for an individual who is committed to making a change to healthier lifestyle,” Plaza said, “and who needs help with making those changes.”On the first floor, additional room has been added to accommodate parents waiting for their kids, and for those who have completed their workouts and just want a moment’s relaxation and a place to interact. To help with the latter, the Y has opened a refreshment bar near the main entrance.As part of the new plan, the Y has modified its memberships levels from two to one, with all members now eligible to use all of the facility’s programs and equipment, Plaza said.The annual family membership fee is $92 per month.Longtime member Tom Wilkens seemed pleased by the changes. Wilkens, Middletown, is a former Olympic swim team member. “I started to swim here,” he recalled on Saturday.“For me, growing up, this was like a second home.” Now, he brings his kids to the Y, and still gets a little time in the pool. “It’s always my default exercise,” he said.The Y’s Red Bank facility has about 8,000 members. The total number of members for all Monmouth County facilities is 20,000, Plaza said.[nggallery id=24]last_img read more

Nelson Selects teams off to BC Provincial B Cup — Erickson powers U14 boys past Kootenay East

first_imgKeegan Carmichael and Linden Jones also scored for the Selects.”The entire team played well,” said the team spokesperson.”Defensive stand-outs were Quinn Tondu-MacDonald at centerback position and keeper Finnegan Megale, who earned the shutout.”Nelson advanced to the final by stopping Kootenay South of Trail/Castlegar/Fruitvale in a two-game total goals series.The Selects won the opener 2-1 before blasting Kootenay South 5-0 on the road in Trail.Also advancing to the BC Provincial B Cup were the U13 Boys, defeating Kootenay East of Cranbrook 5-0; U15 Boys; U16 Boys, edging Kootenay East 2-0; and U18 Boys, thumping Invermere 5-0.The U14 Girls got past Kootenay East 4-1 while the U16 Girls and U18 Girls received a bye into the provincial tournament. Matt Erickson scored three times to power the Nelson Selects past Kootenay East Friday in U14 Boy’s Kootenay Provincial B Soccer Playdowns Friday in Cranbrook.The Select represent the Kootenay Zone at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup July 7-10 in West Vancouver.After playing to a scoreless tie in the first half, Nelson picked up the pace as Erickson opened the scoring and Selects never looked back.last_img read more

There’s life left in them Nelson Leafs

first_imgJust when fans thought it was time to begin drafting the eulogy on 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Nelson Leafs the Buds showed some life.Dale Howell had three points to lead the Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the Fernie Ghostriders in KIJHL action Saturday night in the East Kootenay City.Not only does the win snap a six game winless streak but also the Leafs keep their hopes over overtaking the Grand Forks Border Bruins for third spot in the Murdoch Division.last_img

‘It hit so close to home’ – Students impacted by Road Safe Road Show

first_imgIncredible, sad and eye-opening – they are just some of the words that Donegal’s post-primary students use to describe this year’s Road Safe Road Show.The annual event sees over 2,500 students watching a road traffic horror story unfold on a stage. During one hour, the students hear from an excited young man who just passed his driving test and takes his girlfriend for a drive. Then they hear screeching, a crash, and the shocking accounts of emergency services workers who respond to the incident.The driver is alive but injured. His girlfriend is dead at the scene. This year’s event also heard the real-life accounts of two people directly affected by road collisions – Denise Harley, mother of the late Kym Harley, and Lizzie Keys, who was paralysed in a crash at the age of 19.The young audience was asked not to become another road death statistic and not to put their friends in danger.The Road Safe Road Show by Donegal County Council and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group in the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny, 8th October 2019Donegal Daily caught up with some students after the road show:“It was eye-opening to see the reality of what happens a lot around the county,” said Anthony O’Donnell and Jamie McCready from Rosses Community School. Lydia Wasson and Leah Roulston from Royal & Prior in Raphoe at the Road Safe Road Show by Donegal County Council and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group in the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny, 8th October 2019Lydia Wasson and Leah Roulston from Royal & Prior in Raphoe said: “It really made you think.“At the end when the presenter said the number of people in the room was the same as the number of people who died in the last 10 years.“It was incredible to see the numbers of how many people died each year.”The girls were impacted by the words of Denise Harley, who talked about losing her daughter Kym in a fatal crash in 2014.“When Kym’s mum came out it was so sad. Because you have all the emergency services and then you have the people at home who have to deal with it afterwards.” Zara Russell and Aoife McCarry from PCC Falcarragh at the Road Safe Road Show by Donegal County Council and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group in the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny, 8th October 2019The events – both real and fictional, which were talked about on stage, struck a chord with some students. Recent tragedies in Donegal were brought into students’ minds, such as January’s crash in West Donegal which took the lives of four young men.Aoife McCarry from PCC Falcarragh said: “It hit so close to home because there are so many students in our year that were so affected by the accident at the start of the year.Zara Russell added: “It was hard to watch them because we know what they are going through.”Orla McElchar from Finn Valley College said the event was “scary” and “hard-hitting”. Seeing Lizzie Keys, who was paralysed in an accident, come on stage in a wheelchair, had an effect on Orla and her friends. “It was sad, knowing that she can’t do what she thought she could do in life,” Orla said.Senan Gavigan at the Road Safe Road Show by Donegal County Council and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group in the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny, 8th October 2019“It changed my insight on driving, to be more careful and slow down,” said Senan Gavigan from St. Catherine’s Vocational School.Aoibheann Maguire, from Loreto Letterkenny, was moved by the talks. She said: “I was hit by a car but I got minor injuries and it wasn’t very serious. But after that, I just kept thinking what if I was in that wheelchair, what if I took one more step. It could have been my mum up there. It was surreal.”The Road Safe Road Show continues today, Tuesday, at Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny.‘It hit so close to home’ – Students impacted by Road Safe Road Show was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal road safety working grouproad safe road showlast_img read more

West Brom v Chelsea line-ups: Blues unchanged, Luiz and youngster on bench, Baggies pair out

first_imgChelsea have named an unchanged side for the visit to West Bromwich Albion – but defender David Luiz is back in the squad.The Brazilian had been axed for the 1-0 win over Manchester United prior to the international break. However, he is among the substitutes at the Hawthorns, with 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu again also on the bench.Michy Batshuayi, Charly Musonda and Victor Moses are all missing due to injury but Danny Drinkwater is fit despite pulling out of England selection.West Brom’s Nacer Chadli and James Morrison have been ruled out with hip and Achilles injuries respectively.Former QPR wideman Matty Phillips comes into the side, along with Soloman Rondon.West Brom: Foster; McAuley, Hegazi, Evans; Phillips, Krychowiak, Barry, Livermore, Gibbs; Rondon, Rodriguez.Subs: Myhill, Yacob, Brunt, Robson-Kanu, McClean, Nyom, Burke.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard; Morata.Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Ampadu, Luiz, Drinkwater, Pedro, Willian. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more