“Urgent action” needed to tackle youths gathering and flouting public health…

first_imgLimerickNews“Urgent action” needed to tackle youths gathering and flouting public health guidelines at scenic Limerick walkwayBy David Raleigh – February 25, 2021 1197 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleMunster defence “coming together nicely” ahead of Cardiff clashNext articleLISTEN: Cian Lynch speaks about maintaining skill level during the lockdown David Raleigh WhatsApp Facebook A Limerick politician has called for “urgent action” to address groups of youths gathering at a scenic Limerick walkway and flouting public health guidelines and intimidating members of the public.Independent Councillor Frankie Daly said groups of youths have been converging at Canal Bank, Limerick, without wearing face masks and causing a disturbance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “People do not feel safe on the Canal Bank, they feel uneasy even just going for a walk, it’s sad to say, but that’s the truth of it,” said Cllr Daly.He has been contacted by local residents complaining after youths have been gathering for the past number of weeks beneath a flyover bridge on the bank, intimidating people.Cllr Daly said a glass bottle was thrown at a female as she cycled along the bank last week and that two females, who were walking along the bank were assaulted and robbed.“It’s not the gardai’s fault, it’s a resources issue, I know a lot of gardai are out doing Covid-19 checkpoints, but urgent action is needed,” Cllr Daly said.A video recorded two weeks ago shows a large group of youths at Canal Bank gathered together not wearing masks and generally causing a disturbance to local residents.“This is causing fear for walkers and joggers an cyclists. There were two young females attacked the other night, it reminds me of the movie Fallen Down when Michael Douglas’ character is sitting by a rock and he’s ordered to pay a toll by two other men who approach him,” Cllr Daly said.“People are afraid to walk freely, there needs to be more garda visibility on the canal bank.”“These are large groups of young teenagers aged from around 14 years upwards, and they are breaking every public health rule under the sun.““It’s a huge problem when the message isn’t getting through, and we could be under lockdown for longer.”Gardai said they are to increase patrols along the walkway in response to the concerns.“Community Policing Units in Henry Street Garda Station and Mayorstone Garda Station will be increasing the number of patrols of the Canal Bank in Limerick City to prevent and detect incidents of anti-social behaviour, ensure compliance to Covid-19 Regulations and to keep the community safe,” a Garda spokesman said. Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Advertisement Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGScovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Think you’re selling financial products and services? Think again.

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Sample generic mission statement of ABC financial institution: Our bank/credit unit exists to serve the needs of our customers/members by utilizing the latest and greatest in financial products and services.Sorry for the delay — I read that and then instantly fell into an involuntary nap.The nap was great but is definitely a symptom of a greater problem, one your credit union or bank may struggle with. No, I’m not talking about the boring generic mission statement (although that is a common problem with banks and credit unions). Rather, I’m talking about the focus on financial products and services.Savings accounts. Checking accounts. Certificates of deposit. New and used car loans. Home mortgages. Lines of credit. Text banking.Zzzzzzz.Your financial products and services do matter. Your credit union or bank should offer the tools your consumers need to manage their financial lives.last_img read more

Does your overdraft program spread joy?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » This time of year offers up a special sort of chaos for many: lots of celebrating with friends and family, along with lots of spending in a short amount of time. Believe it or not, a well-managed overdraft program can help spread holiday joy. Does yours?Nearly 75% of Americans say they often fail to budget adequately for the holidays, and last year the average holiday debt totaled $1,054. It’s just a fact: it can be difficult to keep up with the many payments made at various locations at this time of year. Your account holders may think they’ve got an expense covered. But if they forgot about a previous purchase they made in the midst of a hectic workweek and festive activities it could create a not-so-positive experience for them.Undisclosed, Algorithm-Based Overdraft An undisclosed overdraft program can steal joy left and right—potentially making a negative impact in terms of service.Bills to pay? Not knowing their limits, account holders can’t rely on a safety net if they need to pay an essential bill before a paycheck clears.last_img read more

International credit union engagement

first_img“Engagement trips are like traveling in a time machine. Sometimes you go to the future. Sometimes you visit the past.”  — Courtesy of one of the Worldwide Foundation’s engagement participants.Above, Asian study participants meet in a futurist-style setting to talk issues of technology, regulation and advocacy. Below, WF engages with members of the Polish Parliament in September 2018.The value proposition of the World Council is to build, champion, defend and grow a global credit union community that improves lives.  World Council serves 100 countries of credit union systems around the world. World Council’s Worldwide Foundation leverages the skills, experience and will of the credit union system to engage in that work through the International Credit Union Field Engagements.Field engagements can be deep-dive studies to understand the challenges facing a credit union system and the relevance of that experience at home. Service engagements allow volunteers to engage with local credit unions in volunteer and community service work. Technical and advocacy efforts assist credit unions to tackle their top technical or regulatory challenges.In 2018, field engagement groups studied credit union services to small Kenyan farmers and provided community service to the Busia orphanage. Busia was originally built and supported by credit unions. Other groups engaged in a deep-dive study of the Asian credit union system and participated in a strategic “futuring” exercise with top credit union leadership of 12 Asian countries.Caribbean hurricane relief engagements traveled to Puerto Rico and Dominica to advise credit unions in updating risk management systems, strengthening balance sheets and diversifying revenue. Another group engaged with Polish credit unions to give U.S. soldiers deployed to Poland access to Polish credit union ATM and cash services and to advocate with Polish credit unions on the issues of taxation and regulation in front of Polish regulatory officials and members of Parliament.International Credit Union Field Engagements 2019In April 2019, we are headed to Australia, where the credit union system abides by the same regulatory and taxation framework as banks and where credit unions have built innovative advanced digital and payments solutions. We will be engaging with credit union and banking CEOs from Australia in dialogue forums to learn about the impact of these regulations, taxation and the branding and digital challenges our Oceania colleagues face. We plan study visits in Sydney and Melbourne from April 9-16, 2019.A 2018 engagement trip to Kenya wrapped with service work at Busia. We will visit Busia again in December 2019.We will return to Puerto Rico August 1-6 after the World Credit Union Conference, July 28-31, in the Bahamas.  Participants will learn about the history of this U.S. territory and engage with the Puerto Rico credit unions in their continuing work to rebuild their communities after 2017 Hurricane Maria.In early December 2019, we will return to Kenya in service work and to share the holiday spirit with the Busia orphanage in Kenya. We continue to spread the message of Busia — the orphanage that credit unions built.As in previous years, new or unplanned engagement opportunities will arise in 2019 as credit unions in other countries and our supporters identify a need or an opportunity and pitch in to address it.Information about all field engagements and how to participate can be found on the Worldwide Foundation website at http://www.doglobalgood.org/volunteer/field_engagements. 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Laura Mihm Laura Mihm is the Executive Communications Assistant for the World Council of Credit Unions. Prior to joining World Council in 2018, Mihm was the corporate communications manager for Foremost Farms … Web: https://www.woccu.org Detailslast_img read more

Dutch pension fund invests €100m in SUSI renewables fund

first_imgSUSI said the holdings were very well diversified technically, as well as geographically.The funds from final closing will be invested in further solar and wind projects within the coming 30 months.Otto von Troschke, CIO and co-founder of SUSI Partners, said: “With the successful final closing, the fund can now realise projects amounting to an expected total volume of €1bn, and SUSI further strengthens its position as one of the most active European fund advisers for renewable energy.“Our strong network resulting from 26 wind and solar transactions provides us with excellent access to attractive projects with reliable partners, allowing the efficient continuation of our diversification strategy.”SUSI Partners is a socially and ecologically responsible investment adviser, supporting institutions with investments in solar and wind parks, energy efficiency retrofits of existing infrastructure, and energy storage capacity.The funds it advises on aim to produce stable annual distributions that have a low correlation with traditional asset classes, carry low risk and produce a measurable impact on climate change mitigation.Its main partner is the Luxembourg fund provider Sustainable SARL. The SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II has achieved a €380m final closing, including a single investment of more than €100m from a Dutch pension fund.The Swiss investment adviser said most investors were pension funds and insurers, and that the European Investment Bank had also committed €62m.The renewables fund, which saw its first close in the spring of 2015, invests in wind and solar projects.Its €115m portfolio is made up of 14 wind and solar farms in Germany, France, Finland, the UK, Portugal and Italy, delivering a total output of more than 210 MW of clean energy.last_img read more

MV Werften: Operations suspended for another 4 weeks

first_imgAs explained, it would be possible to restore production only if supply chains are operated across open borders, coronavirus distancing between workers is no longer required and capacities can be ramped up again. The hope that the pandemic would quickly pass has not turned into reality, the shipbuilder said, adding that borders are still closed and social distancing measures remain in place. In late March, MV Werften stopped production at its shipyards in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund for four weeks. Ship production was planned to be restarted on Monday but has been now postponed again. MV Werften Stops Production at Its Shipyards for 4 Weeks “It can be assumed that no regular business operations can be started before 4 May 2020,” the statement reads. The announcement comes as Germany, along with its other neighboring countries, is battling the coronavirus pandemic. As of 17 April, the number of coronavirus cases in Germany rose to almost 134 thousand and the number of deaths to about 3,870. Image Courtesy: MV Werften German shipbuilder MV Werften, part of Genting Hong Kong, has decided to prolong the production halt for two more weeks amid the coronavirus crisis. On 16 April, the management of MV Werften informed its employees about the new decision. Business & Finance Posted: 6 months ago Posted: 6 months ago Categories:last_img read more

Benjamin Lee Steele Sr. age, 81

first_imgBenjamin Lee Steele Sr., 81, of Laurel, Indiana, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio where he had been a patient for the past week.He was born April 10, 1935 in Bentonville, Indiana, one of nine children of George Green and Phema Parsons Steele. A veteran of the U. S. Navy, where he served from May 19, 1952 until May 18, 1960, Benjamin was stationed on the USS Yosemite AD-19.On May 9, 1956, he was married in Laurel to Bertha Helen Watts, of Fall River, Massachusetts. Mrs. Steele survives.For many years, he co-owned Steele Brothers Construction and later B & J Stone Mason Construction, retiring in 2005.He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, of Laurel. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a fan of football, NASCAR and boxing.Survivors besides his wife of 60 years, Bertha Steele, include three children, Benjamin Lee (Sharon) Steele Jr., of Villa Hills, KY, Denise Lee (Randy) Bare, of Laurel, IN and Jason Lee Steele and companion, Ashley Houchin, of Brookville, IN; eight grandchildren, Benjamin L. Steele III, Kristen M. (Asa) Adams, Kendall J. Bare, Lacey (Josh) Minniti, Matthew Wilson, Brandy (Cory) Earnest, Ryan (Jamie) Wilson, Ashton Wilson; six great- grandchildren, Braylin Minniti, Reagan Minniti, Blayne Mullins, Parker Wilson, Ryder Minniti and Sophia Houchin; a brother, Lawrence (Ethel) Steele, of Brookville, IN; two sisters-in-law, Anna Steele, of Metamora, IN and Lucille Steele, of Laurel; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by five brothers, Joe Sparks, David Steele, Charles Steele, Everett Steele and Franklin Steele; two sisters, Venis Steele Feeback and Mary Steele Pence.Funeral services will be held at 3 PM, Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Laurel Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Everett Quinton officiating. Burial with military honors by Bernard Hurst Post #77, American Legion, Brookville will be in Laurel North Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 11 AM until 3 PM on Thursday. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements and friends may also visit anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.last_img read more

Who was wearing the Captain’s Track of the National Football Team?

first_img(Source: fokus.ba) Since 1993 until today, many players have been wearing the jersey of the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). There is a large number of those who at least at some point have had the honor to wear the captain’s track around arm, and that was influenced by various circumstances.For example, recently in the United States, as well as at stay in Japan, Haris Medunjanin was wearing a track, for whom it can not be said to be the captain of the BH team.There were nine “real” captains from the beginning until today.It is important to note that in 1993, at the first unofficial game, Blaz Sliskovic was wearing the track. The captain of the first official game in Tirana in 1995 was Muhamed Konjic. Meho Kodro wore the track at the first match on the ground of BiH in 1996, and also against Albania in Zenica.Captain of the first qualifiying game of BH team in 1996 in Kalamata was Mehmed Bazdarevic. It can be said that Mesa was actually the first “real” captain of the BH team. After his departure from the team, Meho Kodro became the captain.After he said “goodbye,” the track ended in the hands of Muhamed Konjic. After Konjic, the track was for some time owned by Elvir Bolic. Since 2001, the captain of the national team was Mirsad Hibic, and after his departure in 2003, and for the next four years, the captain was Sergej Barbarez.After the end of Barbarez’s representative career with the decision of Fuad Muzurovic, the captain became Zvjezdan Misimovic. After the qualifying cycle for the European Championships in Austria and Switzerland, Meho Kodro decided to entrust Emir Spahic with the track, who was the most successful BH captain considered by results. Spahic was the only captain of BiH at the major contests.After World Cup ended four years ago, Safet Susic announced the decision to withdraw, and decided that the new captain should be Edin Dzeko. The Diamond is the captain of the BH national team even today. It is important to mention that the captains at several games were: Vlatko Glavas (Brazil), Hasan Salihamidzic (Luxembourg), Asmir Begovic (Israel) and Zlatan Bajramovic (Greece).last_img read more

Educational expansion

first_img“This important program is helping the district with our No. 1 priority: the improvement of student achievement.” Because the after-school program was in operation at some schools, it is already fulfilling several funding requirements, said coordinator Becky Schultz. It features a snack, homework help and academic enrichment activities – such as sports, educational field trips and programs in dance and drama – to complement the school’s academic program. The program must run until at least 6 p.m. and include a family literacy component, such as offering parent education classes or college courses at the school site for parents. The Reach for the Stars program began in 2000 at four sites, and was expanded to nine sites in 2003, Schultz said. Now, with the new grants, each campus will be able to accommodate a maximum of 92 students. WHITTIER – Every school in the Whittier City School District will now have a free after-school program on its campus, thanks to more than $3.6 million in state monies the district is slated to receive through 2009. The new state grants – which total about $1.2 million per year for three years, starting with the current school year – come from the After School Education and Safety program, established in 2002 by Proposition 49. It will go toward expanding the 6,800-student district’s current Reach for the Stars after-school program to all 12 of its schools, including Andrews Elementary in North Whittier, and Dexter and Edwards middle schools. “Our studies show students who are part of Reach for the Stars program are doing better in school,” said Superintendent Carmella Franco. “We did anticipate we were going to get the funding because we had our program up and running and it was well-thought-of,” Schultz said. “But we were still excited about the award letter when we got it. “When it comes to child care, we know it costs at least $300 to $350 a month for one child for a private after-school program,” she added. “But this is free to our parents, and our kids have somewhere they can learn and be safe.” Schultz said the new funding will last through the 2008-09 school year. “Every three years we have to apply,” she said. “\ written into legislation, so I don’t think we have to worry about not getting it if we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing.” For more information on the new after-school programs, call local schools or the district at (562) 789-3000. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more