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Dissatisfied bank customers still remain loyal

first_imgTuesday 18 January 2011 7:21 pm Tags: NULL Share KCS-content LAST week we saw that Santander had a difficult 2010 in terms of customer perceptions, with poor service quality leading to customer dissatisfaction and driving down scores across all BrandIndex measures. This week we ask whether that actually matters, as a new report from YouGov SixthSense into the customer journey suggests that customer inertia may give Santander hope. Only 15 per cent of adults have changed their main bank in the past five years, and most of those have done so for lifestyle reasons. The reason for this low customer churn is that 40 per cent of those that haven’t changed are “reluctant loyalists” – those who are not satisfied with their provider but remain loyal. The concern remains, however, as the report reveals that among adults who have changed their provider in the past five years, the impact of positive reviews on financial websites (49 per cent), positive reviews in the personal finance pages of newspapers and magazines (40 per cent) and features in the best buy tables of price comparison websites (40 per cent) are strong. Assuming their reluctant loyalists make their voices heard, Santander is likely to record poor reviews, but the main impact of this will probably be that the bank fails to attract new customers, rather than losing existing ones. The conundrum for banks chasing Santander’s dissatisfied customers is that whilst it is customer service levels that drive satisfaction, it is the bank’s offerings that people look at when considering a new provider. “Better value for money” (50 per cent) and “bank charges” (49 per cent) both outperform “customer service” (42 per cent) as factors precipitating change. The challenge, then, is first to overcome the inertia by playing on service dissatisfaction and then to show that they have better offerings than their competitors.Stephan Shakespeare is founder and chief executive of YouGov. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Dissatisfied bank customers still remain loyal last_img read more

The Pru tops market with £1.9bn profit

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Life should be a little nuts!

first_img March 28, 2021 at 8:15 am Ernest Bursey Reply Reply Jimmie L Waller Reply CSG, WHOOEE! My friend, Keep looking up, for UP! is where life is! Chaz I agree! You should NEVER confuse crossing an item off your bucket list with winning a Darwin Award!(you know those awards awarded to those who improve the human gene pool by leaving it!)Personally, I have never viewed life as a trek down a long and sometimes twisty road, A linear journey in time, but rather as more like a roller coaster with corkscrew turns and loop de loops where for most of it you should be hanging on tight and screaming whooo!!!, where you arrive at the end completely drained and not just tired! The best thing (one of them!) that Papa God did was to make me realize that my Guardian Angel didn’t leave when I got out of High School! I choose the kind of life where, when I get to Heaven, He will look me up and ask, ” What in the world were you THINKING????” God bless us us each and every one of us and may we never stop appreciating the weird stuff now and then!!! Reply CSG Mike McFadden Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 20 COMMENTS charles towne March 28, 2021 at 8:35 am Reply Reply April 1, 2021 at 1:54 pm March 28, 2021 at 3:29 am We like this challenge, Charles!!! We should always be ready for new and exciting adventures that lead to us showing the beautiful fruit of God’s Spirit. We should be asking for it and live in expectation of it. Excitement can include, love, joy, peace, gentleness, and much more, these are the fruits of total contentment and rich life. We need a life filled with beautiful experiences and rich deeds. Thank you for challenging us!!!Jimmie and Mignon Reply I agree 100%!! In fact….we are both on the way to another nature adventure this morning to live life at it’s fullest:)Enjoy the day… Reply Reply charles towne April 1, 2021 at 5:03 pm charles towne Reply NH TAGSAdventureBucket ListCharles TowneExistingFaithGodInspirationLifeTruly Living Previous articleThis Passover, as in the past, will be a time to recognize tragedies and offer hope for the futureNext articleEasy Card Tricks You Might Want to Try Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Mike ol’ pal, when you tell me to be safe you scare me! Isn’t safe the same thing as sorta dull, even mundane? I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Yeah, now you are scaring me! Walk on the wild side pal, walk on the wild side! Chaz March 28, 2021 at 8:58 am Richard, AI 86 I have about given up on the idea of running with the bulls in Pamplona Spain, but then that wouldn’t really qualify for the Darwin awards would it? Chaz Maybe if you got one of those helmets with the big horns and tried actually running WITH the bulls instead of in front of them! Richard My Precious and Beutiful Miracle Little Bro !!! You’re Aim perfect ! GOTCHA !Life is Beautiful and more when you do or done crazy little things … Well, I told you I learned and amazed about U that YOU’RE Reinventing yourself … That’s enough and beyond to keep going and rollin’ on Life and OTR. Always ALWAYS with GOD.You Are Wonderful Charles !!! a friend Ernie Bursey, I Think what you are speaking of is called loving the unlovely. Setting out to transform anger and hostility into love! Wow! In other words practicing the eleventh commandment! Lord, make me anew, rebuild me, recreate mem please. Blessings on you both, Chaz Reply I once thought it would be exciting to walk into a bank with a mask on and ask for money like the old west but COVID really checked that off the bucket list. The after retirement honey-do list is finally getting small enough to plan some trips and heading to Key West for several days soon. Haven’t been there in 20+ years and while there we will plan our next adventure from our bucket list. Keep the motivation coming Chuck. Be safe my friend. Participating in something worthwhile, that brings joy to others, that has the potential of lighting the pathway of someone struggling in the semi-darkness, of risking by returning love for hatred expressed–that’s adventure with eternal consequences. Cheering you on and on, Charles. charles towne Chaz, I don’t believe God calls for any of us to live a dull existence, but to live life, and to live it more abundantly. A Friend Reply Reply March 28, 2021 at 8:53 am Dimitricenter_img Jimmie and Mignon, Ahh my dear friends, what an adventure lies ahead of us! Keeping our eyes on the mark is our task, and our joy! Blessings and great joy to you and yours. Chaz Reply March 29, 2021 at 4:44 pm The Anatomy of Fear Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. March 28, 2021 at 8:29 pm Dimitri, now why didn’t I think of that? But maybe it would be safer to run BEHIND the bulls! Wow, what an idea! Chaz March 28, 2021 at 5:32 am charles towne Photo by Sebastian Staines March 28, 2021 at 8:41 am NH, YIPPEE KI YAY! Should be our catchword, let each of us grasp life by the horns and as long as there is life, let us really LIVE! Bless you, Chaz Leo, my friend, mi amigo, mi compadre! Thank Papa God that He made us good friends! Keep smiling my feirnd, Chaz charles towne March 28, 2021 at 8:13 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply April 2, 2021 at 4:54 pm March 30, 2021 at 7:21 pm charles towne A Friend, Oh my friend, every moment of every day, let it be said of us that, “they tackled life with an unparalleled exuberance!” We aren’t just sucking air! Bless you and yours, Chaz Please enter your name here March 30, 2021 at 8:07 pm March 28, 2021 at 8:28 am Reply April 2, 2021 at 6:40 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Faith & InspirationBy Charles TowneLife – or that ambiguous stuff of which life is made (and you know what I am speaking of,  for it is called living) – should be just a smidgeon extravagant.Life should pay you back a little – or perhaps a lot, if you get my drift – in coin smelted in the hellishly hot furnace of adversity, and only obtained by grabbing it, and ravenously tearing out chunks by the mouthful until your appetite is sated – which I pray it never will be, for on that day, when you have had enough, you start to die.When was the last time you did something really exciting?Or perhaps even crazy?(And finding the missing piece of that 5000 piece jigsaw puzzle you have been working on for the last year doesn’t count, nor does watching an exciting shoot-em-up on the “boob-toob”.)Entering a cage filled with hungry lions and tigers certainly would qualify as “exciting”, but that is just a tad beyond the realm of possibility for most folks, so we will exclude that one.But really – when was the last time you did something outlandish – like swam with the sharks, or snow skied on the more challenging slopes, or did something on your bucket list?Oh sorry, you don’t have a bucket list, do you?And if you don’t have a bucket list…Isn’t it time you made one?There was a time when life presented challenges. Wild animals prowled the country side, and the rule of law was not as prevalent as it is today. Now the biggest challenge you might face is walking to the corner store to get a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk; which I have to admit, in some neighborhoods might be dangerous. Why, I heard of a fellow that was laid up for a week recently when he got a paper cut at his office!Let’s face it, for most folks life is sort of mundane, boring if you will, unless you hurt yourself playing Mar Jong.My question is this: What are you doing with your life? Are you just existing?Barnacles just exist!But to a barnacle, just existing might be pretty exciting; but then again, you aren’t a barnacle, are you?Some of us are just teetering on the edge of eternity, waiting.But…waiting for what?Papa God, you are my exciting, forever friend! Please help me to know you in that light.  Please walk with me and challenge me so that my life will be such that you can use me to your glory in all things and in all ways. Father, guide me up the steep mountains and into the deep valleys. And when I fall, help me up. In times of danger, protect me, and let my life bring you glory in all ways. In Jesus’ beautiful name I ask it, Amen Reply Thanks Charlie. As you know, my life has become exciting over the last twp years and I thank G-D every day for all he gides me through. charles towne Herb, you are greatly blessed my dear friend, and all those blessings can come only from one place! You take care, Chaz Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Thank you, Chuck, for reminding me to jump-start my life every so often!! Living life to the fullest, especially in a grateful mode, would be what the Lord had in mind, of course honoring him!!I pray we all begin maximizing what we’ve been given.God bless you! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here March 30, 2021 at 10:46 am March 28, 2021 at 2:05 am Herbert Weissman March 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! charles towne Leo charles townelast_img read more

Itacolomi 445 / gruposp

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Housing Brazil Itacolomi 445 / grupospSave this projectSaveItacolomi 445 / gruposp CopyHousing•São Paulo, Brazil Photographs Itacolomi 445 / gruposp Architects: Grupo SP Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/570855/itacolomi-445-gruposp Clipboard Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 26 Share Save this picture!© Nelson KonText description provided by the architects. BUILDING IN HIGIENOPOLISThe Higienópolis district is characterized by a set of consolidated buildings almost predominantly built in the 50s and 60s. An expressive architecture, well built, and large apartments, with a significant green roof.The Itacolomi 455 project seeks to strengthen the role of the neighborhood, not to deny it, but opening up to this built landscape while at the same time allowing the district to flood its interior spaces.Save this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsSuspension SystemsGustafsSlated Timber Ceiling in EQT Corporate HeadquartersSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsPorcelain StonewareApavisaMetal 2.0Porcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkEARTH CONSTRUCTIONAn open space with double height on the ground floor, expresses concern in building a relationship between the building and its surroundings, like a square that extends the space of the sidewalk. It allows a view of the street from the interior space and, inversely, a view of the full extent of the site from the street, placing the user in the lot which is a fragment of the surface of the city. Save this picture!© Nelson KonA longitudinal volume clad in wood, hanging over this space, houses the caretaker and the fitness room.The vertical core volume organizes the floor forming a reception space linked to the street. This volume has a hydraulic tile mural designed by ceramist Kimi Nii, underlining the the relationship of this space with the city.The rear space, more reserved, houses a common open balcony and the pool, 25 meters long, plus a garden.Save this picture!Section 03CONSTRUCTION OF INTIMACYThe apartments are open spaces, like double height voids where multiple arrangements can be set up, according to family size and lifestyle.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe vertical circulation block is a central volume that organizes the space defining a coexistence sector on the street and another more intimate towards the inner side of the lot.Generous balconies either in the front or rear facade further strengthen the relationship between the apartment and the surrounding landscape, the tops of the trees, the longer views.Save this picture!© Nelson KonBUILDING CONSTRUCTIONAs important as its base is the top of the building, often overlooked in typical buildings in our city. The main structure of reinforced concrete is finished off with a complementary structure that conforms a special housing unit, further set back from the main body.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe volume is also more transparent, free from the height of adjacent buildings, enjoying the surrounding landscape. It is protected by a wooden cladding which ultimately highlights it from the project. On the roof, a reflecting pool is an observatory of the city, the landscape and the sky.This building, generic in design and systemic for its flexibility, is specific for its insertion and metaphorical by generating a dialogue with the surrounding history.Save this picture!Section 02Project gallerySee allShow less100 Office / Shimizu CorporationSelected ProjectsLe 205 / Atelier ModernoSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Rua Itacolomi – Higienópolis, São Paulo – São Paulo, BrasilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Year:  Photographs:  Nelson KonStructure:Paulo SayegBuilding Services:PHEFrames:ArqMateLandscape:Camila VicariInteriors:Ana CostaArtistic Panel:Kimi NiiIncorporation:Idea ZarvosSite Area:328,50 m²Project Architects:Álvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies, André NunesCollaborators:Fabricius Mastroantonio, Julia Caio, Alexandre MendesCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess Specs 2014 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/570855/itacolomi-445-gruposp Clipboard CopyAbout this officegrupospOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSão PauloNelson KonÁlvaro PuntoniBrazilPublished on December 03, 2014Cite: “Itacolomi 445 / gruposp” [Itacolomi 445 / gruposp] 03 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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New free recruitment site

New free recruitment site CharityJOB is a new recruitment site for the voluntary sector that posts job vacancies for free. CharityJOB is a new recruitment site for the voluntary sector that posts job vacancies for free. Set up in December 1999 the site does not sport too many vacancies just yet. There were only two listed on the fundraising page, for example, one being an introduction to the service and the other a test message.The site accepts e-mailed notices in a range of areas including personnel, finance, IT, care, press, management, and fundraising. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 13 January 2000 | News In fact cleverly uses the free bulletin board system of to publish these notices to the Web, so it is not running its own database.The site features a couple of adverts for other charity-related sites, including the Hunger Site and the DEC online donation site.There are of course many free listing sites for charities. Since this site doesn’t offer other value-added recruitment services, to be useful to charities it will need to attract a good audience.Visit UK Fundraising’s recruitment services page. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 read more

French journalists freed after being held hostage for 18 months

first_img AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en News Organisation June 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French journalists freed after being held hostage for 18 months RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News Reporters Without Borders is overjoyed by the release of French journalists Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier, and their three Afghan assistants, Reza, Hidar and Satar, who were abducted on 29 December 2009 in the northeastern province of Kapisa while doing a report for the French TV station France 3. (Press release to be issued shortly.)____________________Reporters Without Borders continues to press for the release of the only journalists currently held hostage anywhere in the world, French TV reporters Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier, who were kidnapped exactly a year and a half ago in northeastern Afghanistan along with three Afghan employees.A Reporters Without Borders delegation consisting of secretary-general Jean-François Julliard, president Dominique Gerbaud and Afghanistan researcher Reza Moini visited Kabul from 20 to 25 June, meeting information and culture minister Makhdom Raheen, foreign minister Zalmai Rasoul, national security commission chairman Rangin Dadfar Spanta, French ambassador Bernard Bajolet and various journalists’ associations.“We are more optimistic now than before we left,” the delegation said today. “All the people we met in Kabul, both Afghan and French, were confident that this case is going to be resolved. We nonetheless continue to be very cautious. An imminent release has been forecast several times over these past 18 months without it ever materializing and we will definitely refrain from setting a date.“The families of the journalists’ Afghan assistants were in contact with the hostages about three months ago. One of the family members even travelled to the region where they are held hostage and received encouraging news. All this points in the right direction. The work must be maintained until their release. This is not the moment to let up. “We urge the French authorities, who are the only ones capable of obtaining the release of Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier, to redouble their efforts. We hope that, after a year and a half in captivity, they are now entering their final period as hostages.”Reporters Without Borders is organizing a demonstration in support of the hostages in Igor Stravinski Square in Paris tomorrow, beginning at 2 pm. The press freedom organization will be there all day with a special display entitled “Life as hostage,” which will recreate the conditions in which the French journalists are probably being held.Ghesquière and Taponier, and their three Afghan assistants, Reza, Hidar and Satar, were abducted by a Taliban group in the northeastern province of Kapisa on 29 December 2009 while doing a report for the French TV station France 3.Freedom of expression is still fragile in Afghanistan. Despite undeniable progress, violence continues to be the leading threat to media freedom. The government is still struggling to establish its authority throughout the country because of the weakness of both the national security forces and the administrative apparatus.In accordance with Afghan journalists’ organizations, Reporters Without Borders urges the media, civil society, government and religious institutions to do everything possible to end the violence that is making it increasingly dangerous for Afghan and foreign journalists to operate.“Journalists are neither soldiers nor mercenaries,” the press freedom organization added. “They are media professionals who have the right to be protected.” Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says June 2, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific center_img to go further Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” March 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Afghanistan Help by sharing this information News May 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

MPG Office Trust, Inc. to Sell its Plaza Las Fuentes Office in Pasadena to East West Bank

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More flights from Shannon

first_imgNewsMore flights from ShannonBy Bernie English – September 6, 2016 1071 BUDGET airline, Ryanair will have more flights from Shannon next year but fewer passengers.The airline is adding two weekly flights to Lanzarote from Shannon next summer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Having announced additional services from Shannon and Cork for summer 2017, airline bosses said they are taking 3 per cent of their seats from Dublin after the DAA withdrew growth incentives.The number of passengers Ryanair plans to carry from Shannon next year is 700,000 passengers on 14 routes. This is a decrease from the 2016 target of 800,[email protected] Statement in response to Ryanair’s decision to close Cork and Shannon bases for winter season Print Facebook TAGSfeaturedflightsRyanairShannon Oireachtas Committee to hold series of meetings in response to aviation crisis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Shannon Chamber Expresses Disappointment at Ryanair’s Decision to Close Shannon Base for Winter center_img Linkedin WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter “Shannon Airport is a vital component of our tourism infrastructure” Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleGAA – Mayoral reception for Limerick Minor HurlersNext articleCould Limerick have the best take-away? Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. last_img read more

ODC to review downtown grant programs

first_imgLocal NewsGovernment WhatsApp ODC to review downtown grant programs Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Previous CoverageThe city’s economic development board plans to review a program that offers grants funded by taxpayers as incentives for sprucing up downtown buildings to see if the program created about two years ago is proving a worthwhile use of the public money and if it needs to be tweaked.The Odessa Development Corporation and the Odessa City Council created two programs offering downtown grants to businesses in early 2016. One grant incentivizes façade improvements in the long blighted area and the other matches infrastructure investments in downtown buildings.Both were pitched as temporary programs aimed at encouraging downtown redevelopment, coupled with the construction of a downtown hotel and convention center supported by a more than $30 million public investment. Construction is still underway on the hotel, expected to open in early 2019.On Thursday, ODC board members said they wanted to examine the grant program.“It’s’ time to before we get into the thing of saying: Well, it’s always been done this way,” ODC President Betsy Triplett-Hurt said.Questions included whether the downtown boundaries should be altered. The boundaries approved by the council in 2015: from First Street to 10th Street and Adams Avenue to Bernice Avenue.Initial discussions of the grant programs involved plans to focus on a core area surrounding the convention center site. But as it stands, all businesses contained in the downtown boundary can apply.“There are businesses south of the track that are closer to the convention center than Texas Tech (University Health Sciences Center ) is,” ODC board member Gene Collins said. “Why were they not included? I think we need to have more discussion on that.”The newest ODC board member, Ted Tuminowski, questioned whether funding the program at all is proper for a board formed in 1998 to develop and diversify the economy after voters approved the creation of a 4A sales tax.“It’s a wonderful program,” Tuminowski said. “I just don’t see how we can use ODC funds for it.”When the City Council and ODC approved the programs in 2016, it did signal a significant shift in the way the city invests the sales taxes it collects for economic development. But each board, and the city’s attorneys, deemed the programs justifiable uses of the funds because they promote the city as a place for business, which the law allows.“The aesthetics of a city is promoting the city,” Collins said. “…If it looks up to date and modern and clean and you see happy faces, that goes a long way to promote it. So people want to go to a town that’s progressive, that’s good for their family, that’s a good environment.”The law allows economic development agencies like the ODC to spend up to 10 percent of their revenue for promotions. The ODC’s budget for this year estimates more than $8.4 million in sales tax revenue. The ODC also funds marketing and a small business challenge classified as promotional expenses.The city came close to hitting the 10 percent mark in early 2017, but was able to draw on money budgeted in previous years for promotions but never spent.And part of the ODC review called for tallying funds spent on the grant programs so far.The decision to review the program came as the ODC considered a façade grant application by Crenshaw Flooring at 615 E. Eighth St., on the eastern edge of the downtown boundary. The owner requested a $30,000 grant, which is the maximum amount for an individual grant, available for buildings of exceptional size or on corners. The owner also planned to invest more than $51,000 privately in the new exterior.The ODC decided to a delay a vote on the grant until March. WhatsApp Facebook By admin – February 10, 2018 Twitter Previous articleConcert to benefit Camp Fire West TexasNext articleCharity crawfish boil adminlast_img read more

Letterkenny General manager says Kevin Moran retired and didn’t resign

first_imgLetterkenny General Hospital -Saolta University Health Care Group will be working with the Consultants Appointments Advisory Committee-Public Appointments Unit and National recruitment Service to appoint a permanent replacement for Mr Moran. However, this process may take some time. It is anticipated that the recently agreed new consultant salary will benefit this recruitment process. In the interim Letterkenny General Hospital -Saolta University Health Care Group have advertised for both a temporary Consultant General Surgeon and a Consultant Urologist, in both the national press and international medical publications. In addition, the hospital is liaising with multiple agencies in an attempt to source suitable candidates. Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The HSE, Saolta University Health Care Group and local management at Letterkenny General Hospital are fully committed to maintaining and indeed enhancing the Urology Service at LGH. To this end the interim arrangements and planned development of the Urology Service are designed to ensure safe quality care for patients with urological conditions both now and into the future. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty To date a locum consultant general surgeon has been appointed from the 23rd Feb until the 16th April. Thereafter, a temporary general surgeon has been appointed for one year, from 16th April. Homepage BannerNews The Manager at Letterkenny General says he was surprised to hear Urologist and surgeon Kevin Moran was resigning his position having instead been told that he retiring.Mr Moran has been 24 years in the post, but informed bosses of his decision to resign in December.He told the press the decision was taken because he no longer had the staff and resources to take care of his patients.The Saolta University Health Care Group says it has advertised for both a temporary Consultant General Surgeon and a Consultant Urologist to replace Mr Moran with a view to appointing a permanent replacement.Hospital Manager Sean Murphy says he is disappointed how Mr Moran handled the situation:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/seanmurweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile the HSE has released a statement on the story which is reproduced below:Mr Kevin Moran, Consultant Surgeon, is due to retire from Letterkenny General Hospital -Saolta University Health Care Group at the end of February after nearly 24 years of service. Mr. Moran will be officially retiring from mid-November 2015 but will be ceasing his work at the hospital at the end of February. Google+ Letterkenny General manager says Kevin Moran retired and didn’t resign In relation to the provision of Urology Services at LGH, the non-consultant support team currently in the hospital will remain in place and be supported by Consultant Urologists from the Saolta Group whilst the recruitment process for a consultant urologist at Letterkenny General Hospital continues. This support will include a Consultant Urologist visiting LGH on a frequent basis to ensure that the care of all patients currently within the urology service continues uninterrupted and new patients can continue to be accepted to the service. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The existing cystoscopy lists at LGH will continue along with the out-patient clinics and day surgery services. In-patient care will continue and strengthen its existing links with Galway University Hospital which will provide enhanced cover pending the appointment of a full time Consultant Urologist at LGH. Pinterest By News Highland – February 13, 2015 Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleCo Tyrone wind turbine collapse cause identifiedNext articleIreland women suffer defeat at the hands of France News Highland last_img read more