WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsDistressed woman rescued from Shannon riverbankBy Staff Reporter – June 17, 2014 762 Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A YOUNG woman was recovering in hospital this Tuesday evening after she was rescued when found in distress at the River Shannon.The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter – Rescue 115 – Gardai, units from Limerick Fire and Rescue Service, together with units from Limerick Marine Search and rescue were all scrambled to the scene shortly after 4pm at the strands of the riverbank when there were reports of a woman in distress.The young woman was rescued from the mud near the riverbank and taken to hospital where she is recovering. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleState must respect freedom of conscience says Bishop of LimerickNext articleOur time to shine at HipHop jam project Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email TAGSlimerickrescueShannon WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
View Comments On the Town Related Shows Three adorable sailors are dancing their way back into New York City in the new Broadway revival of On the Town! The 1944 musical is chock full of tunes paying homage to the Big Apple, the best city in the world (in our humble opinion, anyway). But On the Town isn’t the only tuner with a big crush on New York—Annie, Wonderful Town, Funny Girl, Newsies and so many more musicals have catchy New York-centric songs, too. So we want to know: What is the ultimate Broadway song about the city that never sleeps? Cast your vote below! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015
Credit unions have always operated as centers of community, committed to the people they serve. So, it’s no surprise that amidst a global pandemic, credit unions have jumped into action to support their members, employees and communities.What that means for credit union operations is business practices changing more rapidly than we could have ever anticipated. In normal circumstances, we might study, consider, communicate broadly and then implement a change to our business practices in a phased and thoughtful approach.In these unprecedented times, we don’t have the luxury of time, but we must still be thoughtful in our efforts. At CUNA Mutual Group, we catalog risk challenges and considerations for our credit union partners. These unprecedented times are making some business resiliency plans difficult to uphold. But through open communication and staying informed on critical risks, we can work through these challenges together and continue to be there for those we serve.Review these risk topics to ensure your credit union is prepared:Remote/Flexible Work Arrangements: To minimize the spread of the virus, many credit unions have implemented remote work or flexible work arrangements. Be sure to provide clear and consistent policies for managing work in a new environment as it relates to availability, responsiveness and productivity.Employee Morale: Employees’ mental health and well-being should be a top priority. Consider ongoing check-ins with clear communications around Employee Assistance Programs, Employee Resource Groups, and other wellness resources available to your employees. Make sure your employees know that taking care of themselves and their loved ones is the most important.Remote Service Offerings: While so much focus has been put on cash availability, it’s critical not to lose sight of card and digital payment options. Expect an increase in use of debit and credit cards and mobile payments. In addition, consider how you will provide remote service offerings for the way you used to manage in-person transactions like loan closings, notaries or checks.Third Party Relationships: Though standard business continuity plans often include provisions for third party services, critical service providers will likely suffer levels of absenteeism and reduced levels of operations during this pandemic. Credit unions may want to review and assess vendors’ business resiliency plans to see that they are documented and tested to the same level as those of their own organization.New risks will continue to emerge as the coronavirus (COVID-19) changes the way we operate. No matter the impacted business area, having a plan in place can make all the difference. Be sure that you continue to openly communicate any changes throughout the organization in a timely manner.Keep an eye on new considerations for your credit union operations by visiting our website. Have questions or your own insights to share? Reach out to us.Now more than ever, our credit union community can rally around one another. Credit unions have always helped people through challenging times. I believe that by working together, we can keep our business operations strong so that we can do our best to support members, employees and local communities through this crisis and beyond. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Isaacson Jay Isaacson is the vice president of P&C Solutions and International Division for CUNA Mutual Group. In this role he leads commercial insurance underwriting, which includes credit union … Web: https://www.cunamutual.com Details
West Indies wicketkeeper and batsman Denesh Ramdin has called for West Indies Players Association (WIPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Wavell Hinds to resign amid the latter’s handling of recent West Indies players salary negotiations. Commenting via his Twitter account @shotta8080, Ramdin said Hinds, through his salary negotiations with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), had let down “everyone”, and as such should step aside. “Is this man for real. It’s like he never play the game. By the way there is no one in the team with A+ contract,” Ramdin said in response to media statements made by Hinds earlier this week in relation to the new payment structures for West Indies players. “Hinds u (you) need to go, big man thing, you have let down everyone, sorry to say, jump on your bike. Too much friend thing going on in our cricket. “Represent players behind there (their) back an (and) saying is best interest after LOL (laugh out loud) joking,” added Ramdin. Hinds, in responding to recent claims made by top West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels that players are being paid less in comparison to previous years, stated that this was not necessarily the case. The WIPA boss, who has been in the post for four years, said what obtains instead was a virtual redistribution of player incomes to West Indies players to reflect the changing global cricket landscape. “He (Samuels) said he was getting US$17,500 before his salary was cut to US$5,000. Marlon is a retained player and gets a monthly salary and then match fees. If he doesn’t play cricket, he (still) gets a salary each month,” said Hinds. The former West Indies batsman went on to further explain that what Samuels was referring to with regards to receiving US$17,500 was based on the WICB paying players directly from what it gained from team sponsorship. Instead, Hinds explained that what the board had done was to increase the threshold of retainer contracts, as well as pay first-class players for their participation in the recently introduced WICB Professional League. “What the WICB did was to move the US$35,000 into the retainer fee, which has been ramped up. The match fees right now are as follows; Test Match – US$5,750, ODI US$2,300, and T20I US$1,750,” remarked Hinds. The former big-hitting left-hander, who also shares executive positions with WICB President Dave Cameron at Kensington Cricket Club in Jamaican, also went on to explain the current annual retainer fee structure for the 15 contracted West Indies players. He said that US$150,000 was now offered for A+ contracted player, US$135,000 for A, US$120,000 for B+, US$115,000 for B, and US$100,000 for category C. This original contract categories, Hinds pointed out, used to see players receiving US$105,000 for a A+ contract, US$80,000 for A, US$53,000 for a B, and US$30,000 for C. The 31-year-old Ramdin’s comments also come in wake of Instagram posts by West Indies’ talismanic opener Chris Gayle, who, last week, called for a “shake-up” at WIPA. PLAYERS GETTING LESS PAY
South Africa is urbanising at a rapid pace and its major cities are taking the most strain. They may be affordable and possess a healthy job market, but numerous challenges keep them from competing with the world’s megacities. Brand South Africa presents its findings on South Africa’s cities based on the 2015 City Brands Index and the MasterCard African Cities Growth Index.By Dr Petrus de Kock & Ms Leigh-Gail PetersenThis research note update focuses on findings from recent studies that provide insight into the profile of South African cities from both a global reputation/awareness, and competitiveness point of view. The studies analysed include the 2015 City Brand Index and the MasterCard African Cities Growth Index. Read the full research note.The first section briefly outlines the critical role cities and metro’s play in not only national, but also the global economy.According to data from Statistics South Africa, as well as the World Bank, it is safe to say that South Africa’s population is urbanised at a rate of anywhere between 60 and 64%. From a demographic and economic point of view, cities therefore play a crucial role in the country’s human, economic and social development. From a reputation point of view the table below presents the rankings of South African cities in the 2015 City Brand Index.From a city profile point of view, the following associations with South African cities emerge from the City Brand Index (CBI). All three South African cities are most associated with:Natural beauty, followed byCultural diversity.It is also positive that the People of South Africa’s cities are described most prominently as:Hard working,Respectful of traditions, andTo a lesser extent “happy” and “easy-going.”People from Cape Town are seen as “energetic”.In terms of city competitiveness, the 2015 African City Growth Index shows that the South African cities measured in the index have strong infrastructural and governance features that make them attractive. However, some challenges faced by South African cities are noted below.Key African Cities Growth Index findings on SA cities Some reasons offered for the above scenario by ACGI include:Decreasing economic growth;Low household consumption;Labor inefficiency and low productivity;Decreasing competitiveness; andChallenges with education.The top five African cities according to the ACGI are:Lessons learnt from City Branding:Lesson 1 Due to the increasingly critical role cities are playing in the global economy, more emphasis has to be put on how these cities contribute to the national economy;Lesson 2South Africa has become a ‘young urban nation’;Lesson 3Perceptions of South African cities reflect on the Nation Brand and its reputation as well. Meaning that what cities offer residents and the world play a major role in shaping the reputation and competitiveness of the country as a whole;Lesson 4Need to interrogate reasons for lowering inclusive growth potential of South African cities as seen in the ACGI;Lesson 5Work on profiling the business, trade and investment offerings of South African cities more and to increase familiarity with the cities in key international audiences.
Poets and musicians collaborate on The Mash Up, a weekly SAfm radio show. Between them and the audience, they teach the host and listeners about South Africa’s musical history.Naledi Moleo, host of The Mash Up, says the first show was broadcast on 13 August 2016. It was nominated for Best Music show in the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards in April. (Image supplied)Melissa JavanTo learn about South African music from the listeners and the artists in studio is one of the benefits of hosting The Mash Up radio show on SA FM Radio, says Naledi Moleo.“Songs like Jikijela by Letta Mbulu and Naughty Little Flea by Miriam Makeba are songs we would never have sourced and played had it not been for the listeners and artists who have requested real South African classics,” she adds.The Mash Up, explains Moleo, is a weekly hour-long show broadcast on Saturdays. It features live poetry and music by renowned and upcoming South African poets and musicians. “Each week, The Mash Up will bring together a poet and a musician. Through interviews, live poetry and music performances, they collaborate by ‘mashing up’ their respective crafts.”The artists may also give a selection of their favourite South African songs. “The listeners will be introduced to artists from different backgrounds, ages and genres. The show is about nation building and celebrating the extraordinary talent from South Africa.“The listeners love it. I get excited especially when listeners SMS us, giving us names of musicians and poets that we should have on the show,” says Moleo.How it startedShe realised there was a major opportunity to create a platform for South African poets, says Moleo. “Poetry has the power to either make really difficult conversations more palatable or raise our awareness of injustices. More than anything, poetry can also just uplift and renew us.“I believe that South Africans really need that in this day and age. We are bombarded with so much bad news and pressure that it is necessary to reflect. I too am in need of therapy that the live music and poetry offer at the end of every long week.”It is just magical, she says, to watch two artists who have never collaborated forced to make it work live on air — they have no prior preparation. “They always come into the studio feeling completely nervous and leave on cloud nine because they are so proud of themselves.“South Africa has always been a country that enjoys music and poetry. Think of how we sing with every major event. Think of the praise poetry and official events and even traditional weddings. The Mash Up is just a reflection of how South Africans have always expressed themselves. As a talk radio host all I really am interested in is hearing those different forms of self-expression.”The collaborationsMoleo says the musicians are usually the underdogs in the industry. “Artists like Nono Nkoane, Msaki and Tribute Birdie Mboweni are immensely talented and underrated. We think it’s important to celebrate their work.“Every now and then we will also have some of the legends of the music industry. Maestros such as Lex Futshane, Vusi Mahlasela and Pops Mohamed have also graced our studio and it’s wonderful because we get to celebrate their wonderful work and share with a younger listener who perhaps hasn’t had the opportunity to interact with their work.”One of the collaborations was Tshepo Molefe and Sabelo Mthembu.#TheMashUp with @naledimoleo brings you poet @tshepomolefe942 and musician @sabelomthembu. Expect an hour of awesome live poetry and music pic.twitter.com/YtmwB6mhL3— SAfmRadio ? (@SAfmRadio) June 24, 2017#TheMashUp thanks so much to our guests this evening the phenomenal @sabelomthembu and wordsmith @tshepomolefe942 @naledimoleo pic.twitter.com/6Fdk60HnfO— SAfmRadio ? (@SAfmRadio) June 24, 2017Molefe has been writing poetry for two years. “It began when I was still a student at [the University of the Witwatersrand] and I entered a poetry competition called DFL Lover + Another. There, I met a poet who goes by the name NoLiFE [or Nobody Lives ForEver] and he introduced me to a platform called Cuddle Sessions. This in turn introduced me to the Joburg poetry scene. I haven’t looked back.”According to Molefe his poetry ranges from social issues, such as alcohol abuse and miscarriage from a father’s perspective, to political commentary to his own struggles and the problems he has with his family.He describes his experience on The Mash Up as amazing.Molefe believes collaborations such as these build a better and more versatile network between artists. “What I mean by ‘more versatile network between artists’ is often we get caught up our own artistic spaces, for instance I would normally stay in and interact with my poetry circles, and not know of other creative spaces that are out there.“Such spaces would include soul singers and instrumentalists. The Mash Up kind of collaborations opens doors for artists in different fields to first know that they exist and if they would someday want to work on a joint project, provided that they like each other’s work.”Musician Mthembu agrees: “I truly enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure what to expect. But the vibe between the poet and I was great. It was the first time I collaborated with a poet.“There was an instant gel of styles.”He says collaborations teach him that artists need each other to grow. “Working together we have the capacity to achieve more as a people.”Mthembu has been in the music industry for about 10 years. “I did backing vocals for Louise Carver for about five years before releasing my solo project.”He says although he started singing in church when he was five years old, singing was not a first career choice growing up. “I enjoyed doing it very much though. It was only after participating on South Africa’s Idols in 2007 that I decided to pursue it more aggressively.Besides Carver, he has contributed backing vocals on various artists’ projects. He calls his music “Afrosoul with a touch of jazz and classical music”.You can listen to the podcasts of The Mash Up here.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest June 15th has been circled on many calendars in farm country. That is when President Trump will release plans to put tariffs on $50 billion worth of China goods. It is also when soybean farmers will find out how retaliation measures taken by China may impact their bottom line. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Ohio Soybean Association President Allen Armstrong.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Luke Schulte, Beck’s HybridsAs I am writing this, many corn and soybean acres have yet to be planted throughout the state. However, my hope is that by the time you read this, your crop will have emerged and will be growing vigorously.One thing that is certain for later planted corn is that the vegetative growth period will be expedited. By now, many of you have been made aware of the research conducted by The Ohio State University and Purdue University which has shown that, on average, a hybrid requires 6.8 GDU’s less per day to reach black layer or physiological maturity when planted after May 1. This is possible because of the accelerated accumulation of heat units or GDU’s. Instead of producing a new leaf every five to seven days prior to the V7 growth stage, later planted corn will more likely produce a new leaf every four to six days within this same period. Corn that is between the V7 and VT growth stage typically produces a new leaf every two to three days, and late-planted corn leaf production will likely occur even quicker.This is important for several reasons, but primarily for the timely completion of sidedress nitrogen (N) applications as well as post-application herbicide treatments. Sidedress nitrogenNitrogen is important to corn for several reasons; however, its role in photosynthesis and silk development is critical.In the process of photosynthesis, chlorophyll absorbs light energy to transform carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen. Chlorophyll is primarily comprised of N. While the process of photosynthesis is key to corn at any planting date, late-planted corn has an increased need to maximize light absorption due to its condensed growing season.Nitrogen is also a fundamental component to silk development and thus, pollination. Corn begins the rapid N uptake period around the V7 to V8 growth stage and initial silk development occurs at approximately the V10 growth stage. Nitrogen is a vegetative nutrient that helps to drive silk development. Corn plants absorb N from the soil as both ammonium (NH4+) and nitrate (NO3-) ions, but because nitrate N moves freely towards the roots as they absorb water, most N is taken up as nitrate. Because the process of converting ammonium to nitrate can take several weeks, sidedress applications must be made with enough time prior to the rapid N uptake period to ensure adequate soil nitrate N is available for the plant. This is even more important when utilizing anhydrous ammonia, urea, or ammonium sulfate sources of N in sidedress treatments. POST herbicide treatmentsLate-planted corn can grow extremely fast, deceptively outgrowing post-application herbicide height restrictions. See example herbicide labels below:Roundup PowerMAX: Broadcast through V8 or 30 inches, 30- to 48-inch corn requires drop nozzlesLiberty: Up to 24-inch corn or in the V7 growth stageWhile a portion of the labeled height precaution speaks to the ability of getting adequate weed coverage as the corn plant grows taller and develops more leaves, it’s also important to recall what is taking place with the development of the stalk at various growth stages. The number of rows per ear is determined between the V5 and V8 growth stages while the potential number of kernels per row is determined approximately a week before silks emerge. Even hybrids containing herbicide-tolerant traits must still metabolize any post-applied herbicides. Because of this, post-application treatments applied off-label, or too late in the season, have the potential to negatively impact ear size.Be careful when it comes to deciding whether to utilize growth regulator herbicides (those containing dicamba, Stinger, or 2,4-D) in post-applications as these products have the potential to make corn brittle. As referenced above, late-planted corn will progress through the vegetative growth stages very quickly, making it already more vulnerable to wind or mechanical injury.
9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Innovative music startup Muxtape has announced that its future lies in HTML5. “I’m done with Flash,” developer Justin Ouellette wrote this morning. Though a much smaller company, Muxtape’s embrace of HTML5 is particularly notable as it happened on the same day that video portal Hulu said it was not going to support the new format any time soon.“HTML5 is great and does not require Steve Jobs’ permission to run a competing music market,” Muxtape wrote on its company blog. “Running in Mobile Safari has other advantages, too,” says Ouellette. “Since it’s privileged by Apple to run in the background, you can listen to music and use pretty much any other app simultaneously. For now this is only possible with HTML5.”“HTML5 is great and does not require Steve Jobs’ permission to run a competing music market.”…”Since it’s privileged by Apple to run in the background, you can listen to music and use pretty much any other app simultaneously. For now this is only possible with HTML5.”Muxtape made its splash as a wonderfully simple music player website for user generated playlists. After a short period of niche popularity, the company announced that it was shutting down due to music copyright pressure. Months later it relaunched as “a platform for bands.”The HTML5/Flash conflict has been watched closely all around the world because of the desirability of multimedia on Apple systems. Hulu, for example, cannot be viewed on the iPad because the company does not support HTML5 yet. Hulu VP of product Eugene Wei wrote this morning that HTML5 isn’t ready for prime-time yet. HTML5 lacks maturity in reporting, advertising and content security, Wei argued. Those are concerns that many companies are liable to share.As an independent and formerly legally questionable music outlet, Muxtape is very different from the mega-corporate premium content channel Hulu. Muxtape has presumably always placed less priority on things like reporting, advertising and content security. A demo HTML5 site has been set up by Muxtape at itllbebetter.com. Tags:#Multimedia#news#web Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…
5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Donal Power TE Connectivity is partnering with a consortium of companies to launch a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) testbed for sensors connected to the cloud and smart factory machinery.A recent Control Engineering Europe article discussed the new testbed with Daniel Walldorf and Michael Hilgner from TE Connectivity. TE, formerly Tyco Electronics, designs and manufactures connectivity and sensor solutions for a variety of industries.See also: Is security the biggest threat to industrial IoT?The new testbed seeks to allow the analysis of IIoT production data by connecting operational technology and IT systems.“TE Connectivity and three partners have set out to implement a testbed that shows how existing sensors can be connected to the cloud and machines upgraded for smart applications under the umbrella of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC),”said Walldorf and Hilgner.They highlighted the role IIC in the testbed initiative. The Needham, Ma.-based organization of over 250 members is focused on developing and testing IoT ecosystems for smart factories and in other environments.“(The IIC) is creating experimental platforms (testbeds) that will be used to put future technologies, products and applications through their paces to find out whether they are feasible and what benefits they offer to users,” they said.Infrastructure needs upgradeable solutionsIn developing the new IIoT test bed for testing existing sensors to the cloud, TE partnered with SAP, the OPC Foundation and ifm. This testbed is being used to demonstrate how energy consumption can be reduced through intelligent solutions that involve optimized data capture, transport and processing.“The IIC testbed demonstrates how smart connectivity technology helps connect data from existing sensors to the cloud and then analyze it in an IT system in order to increase process efficiency – in this case, monitoring energy consumption,” say Walldorf and Hilgner. “Existing infrastructures in particular need upgradable solutions that minimize downtime, save costs and increase productivity. Pilot projects at TE’s own factories have shown that this approach also works in practice.” Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu… Tags:#ifm#IIC#IIoT#Industrial Internet Consortium#IoT#SAP#smart factories#TE Connectivity How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… Related Posts The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D…