RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash GARDAÍ have arrested a man and seized €30,200 of suspected cannabis in Co. Limerick on September 2, 2020.Shortly before 6pm Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit, with the assistance of the Armed Support Unit, executed a search warrant at a house in Abbeyfeale.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the course of the search Gardaí discovered a grow house containing €15,200 worth of mature cannabis plants. Further searches of the house led to the discovery of €15,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb.Gardaí seized the suspected drugs along with fans, heat lamps, an irrigation system and gardening equipment. The local Scenes of Crime Unit attended and photographed the scene and the seized items. The suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.As part of the investigation searches were conducted at two other properties in Limerick. No other items of evidential value were seized during these searches.Investigation ongoing. Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleBREAKING: Limerick man remanded on bail on charges of possessing nearly 5,000 rounds of ammunition, explosive substances, and gunsNext articleShannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LimerickNews€30,200 of Suspected Cannabis Seized in Co. LimerickBy Staff Reporter – September 3, 2020 786 Advertisement WhatsApp Print Twitter Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post
Dana Incorporated significantly reduces operating costs. (Credit: Capri23auto from Pixabay.) Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it continues to achieve significant operation cost reductions and working capital improvements. In response to ongoing lower customer demand, the company has taken additional cost actions such as the aggressive elimination of discretionary spending and intense flexing of conversion costs across its global manufacturing facilities, including its dedicated aftermarket locations. These cost actions are in addition to compensation reductions that were enacted in April for all salaried associates and its board of directors from 20 percent up to a 50 percent reduction in the chief executive officer’s compensation.“These additional cost-flexing actions are aiding us in aligning our cost structure with the reduced production volumes across the mobility markets,” said James Kamsickas, chairman and CEO of Dana. “We continue to prioritize the safety of our employees and service to our customers, and we have the operational flexibility needed to be responsive during this difficult situation.”The company also announced today that it has entered into a new credit facility (“Bridge Facility”) and amended its existing senior credit facility (“Senior Credit Facility”), which includes its existing revolving credit facility and term loan facilities. The Bridge Facility has a 364-day term and is intended to provide access to additional liquidity should the company need it and can be terminated at the company’s option at any time. The amended Senior Credit Facility includes a temporary progressive alleviation of its sole financial maintenance covenant. The first lien net leverage ratio covenant will increase quarterly to a maximum of 4x at the end of 2020 and then decrease quarterly until it returns to 2x at the end of the third quarter of 2022. The Bridge Facility is in addition to the company’s Senior Credit Facility, which includes a $1 billion revolving credit facility under which the company has drawn $300 million as of March 31.The company also announced that it will temporarily suspend its common stock dividend.Jonathan Collins, executive vice president and CFO of Dana, stated, “We have taken these actions out of an abundance of caution to guarantee our access to liquidity. The strength of our balance sheet and capital structure offers us flexibility and security as we navigate through these challenging times.”The company had approximately $650 million in cash and marketable securities as of March 31, and currently has $679 million available on its committed revolving credit facility, as well as $500 million on its new Bridge Facility for total liquidity of more than $1.8 billion. The company notes that it has no meaningful debt maturities before 2024.Dana will provide an update on market conditions on its first-quarter earnings call.Citibank, Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, BofA Securities, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, and RBC Capital Markets acted as joint lead arrangers and joint book-runners. Source: Company Press Release The Bridge Facility has a 364-day term and is intended to provide access to additional liquidity should the company need it and can be terminated at the company’s option at any time
By Dialogo December 01, 2009 Astronomers with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile have taken photographs that show how the galaxy Centaurus A ate another, spiral one, between 200 and 700 million years ago, the scientific body announced. The clarity of the new photos is due to the use of the 3.58-meter New Technology Telescope located at La Silla Observatory, in northern Chile, which makes it possible to obtain an even sharper view of the structure of this galaxy, completely free of the dust that obscures it. Centaurus A is the giant elliptical galaxy closest to Earth, at a distance of about 11 million light-years, and is one of the most studied objects in the southern sky, according to the ESO. The well-known British astronomer John Herschel, the author of one of the largest catalogues of the southern skies, detected this galaxy in 1847. Years later, and thanks to observations by the ESA Infrared Space Observatory, a structure 16,500 light-years across was identified, and more recently, the U.S. space agency (NASA)’s Spitzer Space Telescope clarified that the structure is a parallelogram, a giant spiral galaxy, the result of the fusion of two galaxies. “Further analysis of this structure will provide important clues on how the merging process occurred and what has been the role of star formation during it,” Jouni Kainulainen, the principal author of the article published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics, maintained in a statement. The activity in the interior of Centaurus A is ongoing, and images captured by the Very Large Telescope, installed in the Cerro Paranal observatory, also in northern Chile, have revealed a black hole at the center of the galaxy with a mass equivalent to 200 million times that of the sun. Unlike the case of the black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, the Centaurus black hole is continuously fed by material falling into it, confirming Centaurus as a very active giant galaxy. The ESO is the principal European intergovernmental astronomical organization. It is supported by fourteen countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
There’s no question about it: Today’s workplace can be stressful. The long work hours, the endless flow of information, the competing demands on our attention—all of these factors can make us feel perpetually overwhelmed and out of control.The conditions that lead to workplace stress are not necessarily “bad.” They’re just reality. But the best leaders learn to deal with these conditions or the problems that lead to stress in a way that keeps everyone on track.How you behave under pressure truly defines you as a leader and sets the tone for how others manage the situation. If you create a culture where people fall to pieces when things get tough, it will be too stressful for employees (and they will likely leave), productivity will suffer—and your job will get even harder.Difficult, busy times can put strain on relationships, but they can also forge stronger bonds if handled the right way. When your team sees you navigate them out of a tricky situation, it can be a huge credibility builder. Conversely, when they see you fall apart, it can create a trust deficit that is hard to recover from even when things settle down. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Done correctly, your next strategic planning session should leave your board and leadership team on a major high. Goals will have been set, obstacles discussed, and plans for overcoming those obstacles put in place. Action items will be listed, each item with an accountable owner and due date. With all those details in order, everyone should be excited about the next 12 months.When you return, the entire credit union team, from the C Suite to the teller line, should know the goals and be filled with motivation and optimism. Unfortunately, that’s where many strategic plans stop. Fires come up, distractions happen, and daily tasks become more of a priority than strategy. That’s why the days and weeks following a strategic planning session are critical for keeping forward momentum.Here are three ways we can help you maintain that progress and excitement, keep your strategic plan at the top of everyone’s minds, and ensure action items are being accomplished to achieve your goals:Define OwnersDuring a strategic planning event with YMC, we will outline action items, owners, and due dates. While we think it’s best for the entire leadership team to attend the planning session, we understand that sometimes specific owners or key team members who will execute specific action items can’t be present at the event. In those instances, it’s essential to gather all of the key leaders and stakeholders immediately after the planning session and review the goals and action items with them. This allows you to get their buy-in and helps them understand their role in ensuring your credit union’s success. This meeting should result in one shared vision among the entire team and create an environment where everyone understands what is expected. After that meeting has taken place, keep your strategic planning papers in a highly visible place where they can provide a daily reminder of the vision and serve as an accountability reminder for the owners of the action items.Prioritize Transparency and VisibilityBe transparent about progress, regardless the status of each initiative. If you post your vision and action items where they can be seen on a daily basis, you’ll have no problem measuring progress. The strategic plan should be discussed in every leadership meeting and every board meeting. When action items are accomplished, celebrate the wins. If action items aren’t completed on time, dig deeper to determine what kept that initiative from being successfully achieved. You might find that there is additional work that needs to be done, and you have to hit pause on an action item. Then again, you might find a leader who is task saturated, which means you need to address job descriptions. In other cases, you may be able to identify a weak link on your team, one that requires immediate attention to prevent them from hindering progress for the entire organization.Focused MeetingsWhen gathering with your board or leadership team, you may find it necessary to adjust the focus of your meetings. These meetings must go beyond simple transparency and visibility. Productive weekly leadership meetings should have just four items on the agenda: Ten-minute review of initiative scorecards (week-over-week progress toward specific and measurable milestones)Three-minute reports from each participant updating the status of each department’s commitmentsList of commitments to be accomplished before the next meetingIdentification of critical issues that must be discussed or resolved to maintain forward progress. (Not all of these discussions need to take place within the meeting. Your VP of Marketing and CFO can commit to a “sidebar meeting” during the week to address outstanding questions.) Let any other topic—even an important one—take time and attention away from your priorities, and your strategic plan will drift further and further down your timeline.Remember, the difference between a “very good” planning session and a “great” planning session is that the former inspires the team to pursue significant outcomes, while the latter actually leads the team to achieve those goals. Going from “very good” to “great” will depend on several factors, including the strength of the people in your organization. But even with outstanding people on your team, well-structured planning sessions and consistent post-planning follow-up are critical. These sessions can be converted into action, and the follow-up process enables your organization to maintain your plan’s momentum.Don’t become legalistic about the process, but don’t let it slide either. If you’re going to spend resources (time and money) on your strategic planning event, make sure it does more than just create a document that sits on your shelf and collects dust for the next year. You owe it to the founding members of your credit union to ensure success. And more than that, you owe it to the members who depend on your credit union today and those who will in the future to be the very best you can be. Creating that kind of credit union starts with strategic, member-focused planning. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Details
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The ORVC Weekly Report for September 22-27.Players of the Week.Volleyball: Kelsi Konkle-Switzerland CountyGirls Cross Country: Jenna Hughes-Jac-Cen-DelBoys Cross Country: Zach Martini-Rising SunSoccer: Cameron Rogers-Rising Sun and Jake Uhlmansiek-Rising SunORVC Weekly Report (September 22-27)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
Stock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabay The Noel Meade runner came home ahead of Balko Des Flos at odds of 8 to 1, with Outlander back in 3rd.It was a disappointing run for triple Gold Cup winner Sizing John who finished well behind, as did second favourite Yorkhill.That was the second of two Grade Ones on Day 3, with Apple’s Jade winning the Christmas Hurdle for Gordon Elliot.However the race was marred by the death of Nichols Canyon who suffered a fatal fall at the half-way stage.The Willie Mullins 7 year old won eight Grade Ones, and was also the only horse to beat Faugheen when he won the Morgiana Hurdle two years ago.Victory for Apple’s Jade was the second of the day for Elliot, while Noel Meade also took the final race of the day with Snow Falcon.Meanwhile there was also success for Tipperary at today’s card in Limerick – Fethard trainer Harry Kelly saddled a welcome winner when Great Trango ran out a game scorer in the opening race while Joseph O’Brien’s High Sparrow took the closing race. There was further success for Tipperary at both Leopardstown and Limerick today .Joseph O’Brien enjoyed back to back winners with Hardback in the 1.50 Novice Handicap Hurdle and Alighted in the 2.25 Flat Race.Road to Respect has claimed the Leopardstown Christmas Chase in a 1-2-3 for the Gigginstown House Stud.
30 Jun 2014 New champion Stow heads strong line-up for Euro Championships Newly-crowned English Stroke Play champion Ben Stow (Rushmore, Wiltshire), and joint runners-up Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park, Shropshire & Herefordshire) and Ryan Evans (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire) have been named in the six-man England team that will defend the European Men’s Team Championship at Linna Golf Club in Finland on 8th – 12th July. The rest of the squad is Paul Howard (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire), Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire) and Toby Tree (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex). Stow (Image © Leaderboard Photography) won the Brabazon Trophy in impressive style at Seaton Carew last Saturday, finishing a shot clear of Chesters and Evans. The 22 year old from Wiltshire held off his England team-mates with a closing round of seven-under-par 66, matched by Chesters, while Evans closed with 67. Stow, studying at the University of Kentucky, tasted victory on the US college circuit earlier in the year while he has been a member of the England squad for the past four years. Chesters, 24, became European champion at El Prat in Spain last August. This year, he won all four of his games in the international with France at Fontainebleau and represented Europe against Asia/Pacific in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in India. He also finished joint second in the Selborne Salver, tied third in the Hampshire Salver, fifth in the Welsh Open Stroke Play and joint seventh in the South East of England Links Championship. Evans, 27, who made his full England debut in last year’s Home Internationals, won two titles in Australia earlier this year. He also represented Europe in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy, England in the European Nations Championship in Spain, and was in the winning England team against France. In individual events, he tied second in the Selborne Salver and fifth in the Scottish Open Stroke Play. Howard, who also made his full England debut in last year’s Home Internationals and played against France recently. He won the South American Amateur in Colombia last year and scored five points from six in helping Lancashire to the County Championship. This year, the 23 year old has finished second in the Hampshire Salver, joint third in the St Andrews Links Trophy, equal fourth in the Hampshire Hog and reached the Amateur Championship quarter finals. Smith, 21, a Walker Cup player last year and an England international for the past two years, won the Brabazon Trophy last year and was also a quarter finalist in the Spanish Amateur. He was a member of Wiltshire’s winning County Championship teams in 2011 and 2012, and reached the semi-finals of the English Amateur in the latter. This year, he has won the Selborne Salver and the Hampshire Salver, was unbeaten in his games against the French and reached the last 32 of the Amateur Championship. Tree, 20, a former English under 14 champion, under 16 and boy cap, has been a full international since 2012. He helped England win the European Nations Championship in 2013 and is the only member of the squad who was in last year’s victorious European team in Denmark. This year, he has won the IGT Series in South Africa and the Welsh Stroke Play Championship and reached the last 16 of the Amateur Championship. England has won the European title on 11 occasions. Last year in Denmark, after qualifying, they beat the Danes 5-2, the Netherlands 6-1 then overcame Scotland 4.5-2.5 in the final. The first two days of the European Championships is devoted to stroke play qualifying before the match play knockout over the final three days.