United they stand!

first_imgPrint THE coming together of City and County Council’s into a joint local authority will spark much debate in the coming months, and even if there was a touch of anti-climax at City Hall on this Tuesday, the overall consensus is that Minister Phil Hogan’s decision is likely to result in Limerick taking on an exciting new dimension.City manager, Tom Mackey, told a meeting that he is awaiting comprehensive information to enable him fully brief the councillors and administrative staff in City Hall.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He has called a special meeting for Monday next.Newly elected mayor, Jim Long, told the Limerick Post:“We didn’t get what we wanted but the city council’s role in the new single authority will have the greater force.“I also welcome the fact that the mayoralty will be for five years and that there will be a reduction in the rate base in the city. However, there will be a loss of jobs involved – in the administration departments and a drop in senior administrative staff”.Cllr Gerry McLoughlin, Lab, said:“This will bring the rates down, which will be welcomed – we have to be pragmatic about this.”Party colleague, Cllr Joe Leddin, suggested that in advance of the merger, both councils must immediately begin the process of working together to agree an overall vision for the development of the city.“We must move quickly to establish a joint working committee to prepare an overall plan for the city – while it may take a few years to complete a financial contribution from the county council to the city, in the meantime there must be an immediate reduction in the commercial rates for the city.Former mayor, Cllr Maria Byrne, welcomed the Minister’s accession to bring the suburbs into the city administrative area.“This will allow for far better planning and development and the entire region will reap the benefit. “Castletroy, Dooradoyle and Raheen, will now be included in the city area, which will create a viable urban area with a population of about 110,000 and an authority of 184,000, which will lead to much greater efficiency in providing services, and the University of Limerick will also come into the city area”.Querying the promise of significant savings achieved through the merger, Cllr John Gilligan, said: “There will still be two council buildings with two environment departments and while there can be savings in say, bulk buying and the purchase of equipment, there’s no justification for the minister’s claim that there will be an annual saving of €15million”.Dismissing the move as “regressive,” Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, claimed there had been no demand for a single local authority.“Limerick will be unique in Ireland, with just one local authority”.Meanwhile, Deputy Patrick O’Donovan, Newcastle West, sees the change as positive.“It will benefit city and county as it makes economic sense and will ultimately serve the people more efficiently than two separate authorities”.Limerick Chamber of Commerce has also welcomed the decision, as has Kieran O’Donnell, TD.. Email Advertisement NewsLocal NewsUnited they stand!By admin – June 30, 2011 424 Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Previous articleRates strangling business communityNext articleAthea Road Races marks 10th year adminlast_img read more

Hit The Road, Jack (Ray Charles Cover)

first_imgThe YouTube description simply says, “My little brother covered Ray Charles’ “Hit The Road Jack” while we were visiting with family over the holidays. Unbeknownst to him, we recorded it.”Without checking the comments,we played it.He is either ridiculously good, or laughably horrible…Which do you think? Watch and comment! Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img

Video banking comes of age in the time of COVID-19

first_imgVirtual tellers are serving members with a smile, be it via stand-alone machines or handheld smartphones.Shuttered lobbies have forced members into drive-thru teller lines and onto digital channels like mobile apps and online banking. Also surging is the use of interactive teller machines and their successor, mobile apps that provide a live teller experience.Not on the forefront of this technological revolution? No worries, Pioneer FCU, Idaho Central, and Y-12 FCU offer best practices and lessons learned from their experience as early adopters.Each has a different strategy for video technology. Pioneer uses both a video mobile app and ITMs. Idaho Central does it all with the app and no ITMs. Y-12, on the other hand, is all ITMs. But all three have shared the common experience of a huge surge in contactless banking as the pandemic shut down their lobbies. Here, they share some of that experience. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Large family homes in prestigious locations ready for auction

first_img71 Philip Street, Hawthorne.Harcourts Solutions selling agent Gabrielle Baker said the home was an outstanding example of the Californian bungalow-style which was popular across the US and Australia from 1910-1940. “It has a wonderful energy about the home and it is perfect to live in as is, or there is the opportunity to refurbish the attic and add another two bedrooms or a parent’s retreat.” 23 Norman St, Ascot.A three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 23 Norman St, Ascot would suit a renovator looking to add their own special touch to this property. 1 Aloe St, Wavell Heights.Meanwhile, a Mediterranean-inspired brick home at 1 Aloe St, Wavell Heights will be perfect for a family seeking more space.Selling agent Trent Vinson from Ray White — Wilston said the owners had moved out and were wanting to semi-retire.“They have purchased a block of land in the country which they want to build a house on,” Mr Vinson said. 122 Haig Rd, Auchenflower.According to CoreLogic, 148 auctions will take place in Brisbane this week.And this includes a double-storey Queenslander-style home at Auchenflower to go under the hammer at 10am on Saturday.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 122 Haig Rd has views of the Brisbane City skyline and is in a sought-after location. Inside 1 Aloe St, Wavell Heights.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property, on a 620sq m block, goes to auction at 11am on Saturday. 71 Philip Street, Hawthorne.Ms Baker said the property was a much loved home with five owners since 1926, and has been beautifully maintained during this time.“Many of the features, such as silky oak panelling, leadlight doors and windows, and lighting are original,” she said.“The owners are downsizing after living in the property for nearly 30 years.”The property will go under the hammer at 11am. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. 96 Central Ave, St Lucia.A modern two-storey executive home at 96 Central Ave, St Lucia is expected to draw a crowd to the 10am auction.Adcock Prestige — Brisbane selling agent Jason Adcock said the property was in a spectacular location of St Lucia and on a 594sq m block. 23 Norman St, Ascot.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago23 Norman St, Ascot.Ray White — Albion selling agent Cheryl Williamson said the property had been passed down within the family.“It’s an original Ascot home awaiting renovation,” she said. The home is within proximity to public transport, cafes and restaurants.The property goes to auction at 11am on Saturday. 69 Gladstone St, Indooroopilly.At Indooroopilly, a four-bedroom, two-bathroom award-winning home will go to auction at 10am.The property at 69 Gladstone St, is being marketed by Byrony O’Neill, of Byrony O’Neill Estate Agents — Toowong.Entry to the home has commissioned ironwork gates to welcome guests while the living space features interior decor by Redworks.With handcrafted timber doors and a kitchen with Miele appliances there’s plenty to enjoy here.Ms O’Neill said she was honoured to be selling the home.“My favourite part of the home is the private rear garden framed by magnolias and exquisite marble wall,” she said.The home won a Master Builders Award — 2011 Master Builder’s Housing and Construction award for individual home builder — Nino Projects.Ms O’Neill said the current owner was involved throughout the building process with every attention to detail scrutinised. 8 Eaglie St, Chapel Hill.A stunning home at Chapel Hill with a treetop setting and elevated outlook with district views will go to auction nice and early on Saturday morning.At 9am, the property at 8 Eaglie St, is expected to draw downsizers and executive couples to the auction.McGrath Paddington selling agent Reuben Packer-Hill described the home as “well presented”. “There is a lack of stock in this price bracket,” he said.“While it is not an overly large home, the architectural flair and large entertaining deck have been features well-received by the buyers coming through.“We often ensure styling tips and advice is provided to our owners to ensure the home presents itself in the best light possible. 122 Haig Rd, Auchenflower. Inside 122 Haig Rd, Auchenflower.Ray White — Paddington selling agent Angela Mastrapostolos said there were many standout features within the home. “It’s a stunning property,” she said. “She (the owner) has put blood, sweat and tears into it. It’s very unique.”Ms Mastrapostolos said the property was perfect for a professional couple or a family with children wanting to be close to public schools in a great location. A grand Californian bungalow in a prestigious Brisbane hilltop location is set for auction on Saturday.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom property at 71 Philip St, Hawthorne has hit the market for the first time in 30 years. The spacious kitchen at 96 Central Ave, St Lucia.Mr Adcock said the owners were downsizing from the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home.The home’s immense floorplan is spread across 550sq m with an open-plan design. 8 Eaglie St, Chapel Hill.We certainly feel that this has also resulted in the large amount of activity.”Mr Packer-Hill said he had received a phenomenal amount of interest in the property.“We’ve had more than 6646 internet viewings so far and over 80 inspections during our three-week campaign.” last_img read more

David Lawrence Donnini, formerly of Wellington, 51: Nov. 16, 1964 – April 27, 2016

first_imgDavid DonniniDavid Lawrence Donnini, formerly of Wellington, died unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Wichita at the age of 51 due to an undiagnosed heart condition.David was born the son of Faust L. “Denny” Donnini and Elnora Martin Donnini on Monday, November 16, 1964 in Las Cruces, New Mexico where the family lived until 1976, then making their home in Wellington.David graduated from Wellington High School and attended Kansas State University. He attained professional success that allowed him to travel and live in several states and Canada. He was currently employed at Cessna Aircraft in Wichita. David achieved a long, multifaceted career as a Planner, Designer, N/C Programmer, and Operations Manager in the North American Aerospace industry. Nearly every commercial, business, and military aircraft currently flying contains parts produced by his programs. As a colleague, David was always one of the first to come to the aid of another programmer or coworker. His eagerness to tackle any problem proved to be contagious and he was often the catalyst in meeting many tight schedules or solving seemingly insurmountable problems. David was also one of the best “MacGyver’s” in the industry due to his out-of-the-box mindset. Many of his innovations have become standard operating procedures in the realm of high speed machining. His humor, enthusiasm, and camaraderie will be greatly missed, as will hearing him ask his favorite question, “What do you do?” David was highly respected by his peers and his passing will leave a huge void in the industry.Outside of work, David turned his attention to nature with a passion that began as a young boy hunting in the mountains of southern New Mexico with family friend, Pat Barncastle. Friends say he had an uncanny ability to call a turkey and get it to turn toward him, making for many smiles and much awe. Some of David’s happiest times were spent simply with a fishing pole in the water, tuning a bow, walking the fields with his hunting buddies, watching the sun wake up the world in the woods, and winding through the countryside on his Harley-Davidson. David regarded the outdoors as essential to his humanity. He was inspired by nature’s bounty and cherished these experiences.His children were the center of his life and they remember he had so much to offer his family and friends and the world around him and they admired him for so many reasons. They marveled at how he exceled in mathematics and construction and that he could build anything. That he was caring and helpful to others, even strangers, and that he could make new friends easily and treasured many good friendships for decades, which has been evidenced by the outpouring of love and support his family has received from his friends across the country.Survivors include his son, Brian Donnini of Vancouver, Washington; daughter, Sarah Donnini of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Lisa Donnini Fredline (Brian) of Laingsburg, Michigan; brother, Richard Donnini (Tonia) of Dayton, Ohio and sister, Julia Donnini Laughlin (William) of Choctaw, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Deborah Ann Donnini.The family expresses their deep gratitude to David’s many friends who have reached out and provided love and support in tribute to their friendship with David, with special appreciation to Dave McKenna, Don Trower and Brad Tobias. A joint family remembrance for David and his beloved mother, Elnora, will be held at a later date in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington where they will be interred next to Faust L. “Denny” Donnini. There will be a celebration of David’s life held in southern Kansas in July. If you would like to receive an invitation, please send an email to [email protected] carry forward David’s name in a living, vital way contributions can be made in his memory to The Arbor Day Foundation. Each dollar donated plants a tree in one of our nation’s forests. Contributions can be left with the funeral home or mailed to Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, KS 67152, or online at “Trees in Memory”,  https://shop.arborday.org/To share a memory or leave condolences online, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more