Limerick Chamber appoint new President

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick 080321Donncha Hurley, President Limerick Chamber of Commerce. PIc Arthur Ellis.THE newly elected President of Limerick Chamber, Donnacha Hurley, has said that with working collaboratively and with speed will enable Limerick to be one of the country’s leading growth centres post-COVID.Speaking after formally taking over the role from outgoing President David Jeffreys, the General Manager of the Absolute Hotel commented on significant strengths and opportunities within the region but stressed the importance of supporting all businesses through the uncertainty of the pandemic and not leaving any sector behind.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There remain serious challenges ahead for many Limerick businesses and for some right now, particularly in the retail and hospitality sector, it might be hard to see positives.“It is critical that the Chamber continues to advocate at a national level for the assistance required to support a Mid-West recovery and simultaneously continues to work with local stakeholders and the local authority for the speedy deployment of supports.“The Chamber is committed to being a driver for positive change in the city, recognising the benefits of a thriving Limerick city for all businesses operating in the Mid-West. Last week’s announcement of the go ahead for the €9.1m revitalisation plan for O’Connell Street is a huge step in the right direction.“We need to make Limerick city centre accessible, attractive and conducive to living and working in.”Welcoming the incoming President, Chamber Chief Executive Dee Ryan said:  “Donnacha is passionate about Limerick and the region, has huge energy, great ideas and shows leadership. It’s a crucial time for business so this expertise and experience is going to be essential.“Just as having David Jeffreys, CEO of Actionpoint technology company was hugely beneficial for us as a Chamber when business almost overnight went online, it is equally fitting to have Donnacha, given his particular background in the hospitality industry, take on the Presidency during a period when we are focusing on making our city centre more attractive for people to visit, live and work in.“We thank David for his efforts over the past 12 months. It was a really difficult time but his stewardship was invaluable. I want to also wish Donnacha well and the Chamber team looks forward to working with him in the months ahead.”A native of Castletroy, Limerick, Donnacha has been General Manager of the Absolute Hotel since 2008. A graduate of the world-famous Shannon College of Hotel Management, he also holds an Executive MBA from the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick and an M.Sc. in Hospitality Management at DIT.In addition to his board membership of Limerick Chamber, he is also a member of Retail/Hospitality, Membership & Policy sub committees, the Failte Irelands Gateway City group and sits on the Board of the Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau.He is a former member of the National Council of the Irish Hotels Federation and was Secretary of its Shannon branch.Limerick Chamber also this week announces four new Directors for its Board – Lavinia Ryan, Corporate Business Manager, South & West Region, VHI; Mick Ryan, Head of Business Banking Mid-West, Bank of Ireland; Maria Gleeson, Business Development Manager, Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors and James Ryan, Owner of Centra stores, including O’Connell street and William Street Limerick city.All four Directors  are highly skilled and experienced in their respective areas and are important additions to the Chamber Board at a critical juncture in the development for Limerick and the Mid-West. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLIMERICK ChamberLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Advertisement BusinessLimerickNewsLimerick Chamber appoint new PresidentBy Meghann Scully – March 10, 2021 181 center_img Print WhatsApp 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 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Linkedin Previous articleLimerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest regionNext articleTreaty United Launch Fan Membership Scheme Meghann Scully last_img read more

Forbes Ranked O Bee Credit Union as the top Credit Union…

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by O Bee Credit UnionFor the second straight year, O Bee Credit Union has been recognized as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions. O Bee appears in Forbes’ ranking as the top Credit Union in Washington on its “America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions” list. Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to determine the Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions in the United States.“Statista surveyed more than 25,000 customers in the U.S. for their opinions on their banking relationships. The banks and credit unions were rated on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, and financial advice,” the Forbes article stated.“It is an honor to be on Forbes America’s Best-In-State Credit Union list for the second straight year”, said James Collins, O Bee’s CEO. “We are doing the right things for the community and our members.  It’s our unique position in the marketplace, our passion, and creativity from our staff that makes us an award-winning credit union.About O Bee Credit Union O Bee Credit Union (The Olympia Brewing Co. Employees and Families Credit Union) was started February 15, 1955, by Ted McGill, who worked in the bottle house of the brewery. This full-service not-for-profit credit union, owned by its members, has seven branches located in Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, Yelm, West Olympia, Point Ruston and Fern Hill in Tacoma. Membership is open to all Washington residents. Visit www.obee.com for more information about O Bee Credit Union.last_img read more

Three Republicans, One Democrat Take Two River Mayoral Slots

first_imgOutgoing Sea Bright Mayor Maria Fernandes, Fernandes’ mother Atelina Fernandes and Mayor-Elect Dina Long, (left) celebrate Long’s win last Tuesday night. Fernandes is stepping down as mayor at the end of her term in December.Two river voters elected four mayors in Tuesday’s elections, with interim Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff Jr., a Republican winning his first four-year seat with 1,180 votes.Almost sixty percent of voters in Little Silver turned out for the election, defeating Borough Council President and Independent candidate Daniel Levine, who received 802 votes, which equaled 40.42 percent, based upon the unofficial tallies recorded Tuesday night.A majority of the borough council elected Neff in August to serve the unexpired term of Mayor Suzanne Castleman, who died July 29. He then campaigned successfully for the full-four year term.“I can’t tell you how humbling it is,” to receive the endorsement of voters, Neff said on Wednesday. “It’s an enormous responsibility to live up to. I’ll work damn hard to make sure I don’t let those folks down.”Contested elections are not that frequent in Little Silver and Neff hadn’t had an opportunity to run in a contested race prior to this year. While he “felt an awful lot of strong support out there going door to door,” he acknowledged, “It was difficult to read the tea leaves and predict how it was going.”“I’d like to think I got my message out and people liked it and I’m grateful for it,” he said.His opponent was philosophical about his loss.“I feel, though I didn’t get all the votes, I did win in my own way,” Levine said on Wednesday. “I’m proud that they [voters] were aware that I was trying do something a little bit different,” working outside of the major political parties, he said of his run. “And I can make things a little bit different.”Levine was elected to the borough council as an independent three years ago when the governing body and the mayor were all Republican. “It’s not all about winning. It’s not all about losing. It’s about give and take,” he said, offering his support for the incoming mayor.Along with the mayor, borough voters re-elected Democrat Daniel J. O’Hern Jr. to his second three-year term, and elected Neff’s running mate Republican Dane S. Mihlon to a first term on the council.In Sea Bright, voters elected Democratic Borough Council member Dina Long as mayor, giving her 293 votes, or 54.16 percent of votes cast. Long defeated former Mayor Jo-Ann Kalaka-Adams, a Republican who received 196 votes, and Independent mayoral candidate Christopher Sandel, who received 52 votes.The three way race for mayor came about after one-term incumbent Mayor Maria Fernandes, a Democrat, decided not to seek re-election due to health considerations. Fernandes won her seat from Kalaka-Adams four years ago after several years of service on the council.Long had been appointed to the council in 2002 and won re-election in 2003, 2006 and again in 2009. As the unofficial results were finalized and it became clear she won, Long said “It’s a bit overwhelming.”But, she continued, “When we wake up tomorrow we’ll all still be living together,” as well as working together, in a small community. “Now I’m going to call my mother,” she concluded.Sandel, who had never run for elected office, was quick to offer his congratulations and his support to the new mayor-elect. “I think the person who worked the hardest won,” he said of the race.“I’m hopeful and optimistic,” and said he would consider another run for elected office. “I’m going to be around,” he said.Kalaka-Adams declined to comment on Election Night and did not immediately return calls seeking comment on Wednesday.Voters may have selected a Democrat for their mayor but they also returned the two incumbent Republicans to the six-member borough council, re-electing C, Read Murphy and James LoBiondo III for their three-year terms.In Atlantic Highlands voters returned incumbent Mayor Frederick J. Rast III, a Republican, to office by an almost 2-to-1 margin, with Rast received 819 votes or 64.74 percent of the turnout.Running against Rast was Democrat Paul Cavise, a local lawyer, who received 442 votes, 34.94 percent of the votes.“The residents of Atlantic Highlands, obviously, are happy,” Rast said, a face evidenced by his re-election as well as the re-election of the two incumbent Republican councilmen, John Archibald and Peter Doyle. “They realize we have done a good job and I think we have, honestly.”Democratic Council candidates Tamlyn Wilbourne and Deborah Zapulla received 473 and 486 votes, respectively.Rast said that prior to the election, he was confident that he would win the support of borough voters, noting that he has always been straightforward with the public. A case in point was his announcement last month about an additional $30 a quarter water surcharge the council will be instituting in January, he explained. That may have cost him some votes, but he never considered waiting until after the election to announce it. “That may have given my adversaries some votes,” he suspected. “But my feeling about it was you do what you got to do.”This election will probably mark Rast’s last as a candidate, said Rast, who is 67. “I wanr to move out of the way and let other people come in,” once this term is up. But, “I’ll still be around,” and probably will remain active with the local party organization.Cavise did not immediately respond Wednesday to phone call seeking comment.In Rumson, Mayor John Ekdahl was re-elected in an uncontested race, garnering 97.85 percent of the vote with 955 votes cast.Republican incumbents Shaun P. Broderick and Benamin W. Day were re-elected with 866 (40.34 percent) and 906 votes (42.24 percent) respectively. Democrat Philip Wagner garnered 367 votes, or 17.09 percent of votes cast.last_img read more

KIJHL AGM — Martel to VP Murdoch Division, league adopts BCHL 30-day suspension, final remains seven games

first_imgIt didn’t take former Leaf Larry Martel long to find a job in hockey.The ex-Leaf president moved across the hallway to office of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after being elected as vice-president of the Neil Murdoch Division.The selection of Martel was just one of the news items coming out of the KIJHL AGM this past weekend in Osoyoos.“It was a very good weekend,” KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily.“There was a lot accomplished.”Martel beat out former Murdoch vice-president Bill Sheard for the position.He joins returning Phil Iddon of Fernie and Jim Harrington of Osoyoos as vice-presidents for the Eddie Mountain and Okanagan Divisions, respectively.Sebastian Valois was elected to the newly created Doug Birks VP. Ohlhausen said other decisions coming from the meeting had league governors vote to adopt the BCHL 30-day suspension for players not reporting to another team when traded.The league also increased the on-ice official fees — referees now receive $100 per game while linesmen get $75.Ohlhausen feels finding officials to work games could be a hurdle this season for the KIJHL.“There are a lot of leagues looking for officials,” Ohlhausen explained. “The work Major Midget, college, WHL, Junior A (BCHL) . . . even the hockey academies are growing all the time.“So it’s quite a juggling act for the person assigning these officials.”Ohlhausen said the league would continue to play a 52-game schedule with teams playing inside the division eight times and home-and-away within the other division in the respective conference.The final ten games consist of Eddie Mountain Division playing the Doug Birks Division and Neil Murdoch playing Okanagan teams.Playoffs would continue to be best-of-seven throughout.There has been talk of the league final reduced to best-of-five series. But that decision was overturned.“There was a lot of conversation about the playoffs,” Ohlhausen said. Some teams wanted to cut down the number of games but in the end they decided to keep it a best-of-seven series throughout the playoffs.”Ohlhausen said the KIJHL opens the 2015-16 season September 11. The last day of the regular season is February 28.LEAGUE NOTES: Bursary winners of $500 each were awarded to Derek Georgopoulos and Joel Burgess of Fernie; Lyle Frank of Beaver Valley and Rory Neary and Aaron Azevedo of Osoyoos.last_img read more

HOLY LUTE AND ACCEPTANCE HEAD A FULL FIELD OF 14 IN THE GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES OPENING DAY AT SANTA ANITA

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Though not a victor in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, Holy Lute is still a force to be reckoned with down the six and-a-half furlong Camino Real hillside turf course and will head a competitive field of 14 in Monday’s $100,000, Grade III, San Simeon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up.Trained by Jim Cassidy and owned by Class Racing Stable, Holy Lute ran his best-ever Beyer Speed figure, a 102, in the Grade III Eddie D. down the hillside Sept. 30, thus giving his connections every confidence to run in the Breeders’ Cup. Though he finished sixth, it was by a beaten margin of only 3 ½ lengths in a field of 14 world class runners. An intact horse at the age of 6, Holy Lute is by Midnight Lute out of the Holy Bull mare, Holy Christmas. With 10 races down the hillside turf since the beginning of 2015, Holy Lute has a record of 10-2-4-0 for the course.Though third in his last outing at Del Mar in the seven furlong (dirt) Carey Grant Stakes on Nov. 20, trainer Kenny Black said Acceptance stumbled badly that day and looks to be running in very similar company on Monday as he did in the California Flag Handicap, a race in which he won by head on Oct. 22 down the hill.Owned by Finish Line Racing and the Ellwood Johnston Trust, the 4-year-old bay colt by Vronsky has a record of 12-4-1-1 and overall earnings of $378,803.The full field, including jockeys and weights, for the Grade III San Simeon Race 6 – Approximate post time of 2:30 p.m. Jimmy Bouncer, Mario Gutierrez, 123Hobbits Hero, Rafael Bejarano, 121Stormy Liberal, Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 121Drummer, Tyler Baze, 121Ohio, Drayden Van Dyke, 121Acceptance, Stewart Elliott, 123Cape Wolfe, Santiago Gonzalez, 121Richard’s Boy, Victor Espinoza, 121He Will, Flavien Prat, 121Tough Sunday, Chantal Sutherland, 121Bettys Bambino, Joel Rosario, 121Holy Lute, Jamie Theriot, 125Horse Laugh, Luis Contreras, 121 Iron Rob, Corey Nakatani, 121last_img read more

Mortgage checks come in on time

first_imgDespite a spike in foreclosures late last year, Californians are still keeping up with their monthly mortgage payments, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Tuesday. Nearly 4.95 percent of all home mortgages in the annual survey were delinquent – 30 or more days past due – in the fourth quarter. This, in part, has been fueled by lending to high-risk borrowers with weak, or subprime, credit. When compared with other states, California ranked 43rd in delinquencies with a rate of 0.43 percent, and 40th in foreclosures with a rate of 0.58 percent, the association said. Mississippi had the highest delinquency rate at 10.64 percent and Ohio had the highest foreclosure rate, 3.38 percent. And while foreclosure activity here also spiked, it is just now approaching average levels, according to market tracker DataQuick Information Systems. Foreclosure activity soared an annual 145.3 percent across California during last year’s fourth quarter to its highest level since 1998, but still remained below average, the company said. “Most of that big jump is because the year-ago numbers were unnaturally low,” DataQuick analyst John Karevoll said at the time. “We’re jumping up, but we are nowhere near even the average, not to mention the severe problem we had back in the early 1990s.” During the last three months of 2006, the DataQuick report showed that 7,445 property owners in Los Angeles County received foreclosure notices, up an annual 113.9 percent. The peak was 21,444 notices in the first quarter of 1996. About 2.03 percent of subprime mortgages in California entered foreclosure, which is more than the 1.83 percent of loans that were already in foreclosure during the third quarter. Homes typically stay in foreclosure for several months. Around the country, states such as Massachusetts, Colorado, Georgia and Texas also had high and rising foreclosure rates. The state statistics are not seasonally adjusted, unlike the national data. Daily News wire services contributed to this report. [email protected] (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The market is working, culling overcapacity from the industry. Far from being a problem, these clear and effective market signals and actions will help the market to more efficiently regain its equilibrium,” Doug Duncan, the association’s chief economist and senior vice president of research and business development, said in a statement. However, the Associated Press reported Tuesday that Congress is eyeing tougher standards for risky, higher-interest home loans made to people with blemished credit records in response to the default activity surge. Some analysts and executives said lawmakers and regulators missed earlier opportunities to scrutinize the mortgage industry, and they worry that a belated overreaction could make matters worse by choking off funds to the poor and further weakening the housing market. Lawmakers “did nothing while the industry created this problem,” said Christopher Whalen, a New York-based managing director for Institutional Risk Analytics, which analyzes the risk level of companies. California, the nation’s biggest residential real estate market, is mired in a slump that dates back to the 2005 fourth quarter. Sales plunged last year and appreciation rates shrank into single digits. last_img read more

Watch: Steph Curry tries to recreate tunnel shot at Chase Center

first_imgStephen Curry, seemingly always up for a challenge, re-created his beloved tunnel shot from Oracle Arena under adverse conditions at the new Chase Center Saturday night.Related Articles Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers Why the Warriors want to keep Damion Lee beyond this season center_img Kerr promises Smailagic ‘will 100%’ leave Santa Cruz for Warriors this year …last_img

Senate subcommittee taking a look at water rule

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The EPA’s latest proposal to define which waters can be regulated by the federal government and which by state and local authorities is a vast improvement over previous efforts, Wyoming Farm Bureau President Todd Fornstrom told the Senate subcommittee on Fisheries, Waters, and Wildlife in June.Expensive professional services needed to comply with the Clean Water Act, he said, too often make it impossible for farmers to use their own land to its fullest.“Farm Bureau cannot overstate the importance of a rule that draws clear lines of jurisdiction that farmers and ranchers can understand without needing to hire armies of consultants and lawyers,” Fornstrom told the subcommittee. “The (Clean Water Act) carries significant fines and penalties for persons who violate the Act’s prohibitions. Historically, farmers and ranchers have chosen to forfeit full use and enjoyment of their land rather than go down the onerous and expensive path of seeking CWA 404 permits. The cost to obtain a general permit can exceed tens of thousands of dollars and individual permits can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Farmers and ranchers know these costs exceed the value of their land, which leads them to simply stay out of the regulatory quagmire by forgoing the use of their land without compensation.”Fornstrom praised the latest proposed rule for its preservation of the Clean Water Act’s partnership among federal, state and local regulators.“The CWA requires the federal government to work hand-in-hand with states, because the federal government cannot and should not regulate every single wet feature in every community, he said. “By drawing clear lines between waters of the U.S. and waters of the state, the proposal strengthens the cooperative federalism Congress envisioned and that the Supreme Court has long recognized as fundamental to the Clean Water Act.”last_img read more

Welcome TB-Hotel Liechtenstein — Geocache of the Week

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching country souvenir: LiechtensteinDecember 5, 2017In “Community”520 Bellevue TB hotel – Geocache of the WeekApril 18, 2018In “Community”The Director’s Travel Bug Hotel (GC3MFAD) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 15, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” Difficulty:2Terrain:1.5 Some places deserve a second glance. Blink and you might miss Liechtenstein, Europe’s fourth-smallest country. Sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland, visitors can enjoy the same alpine terrain as its mountainous neighbors while enjoying winter sports and 5-star hotels. The most Favorited local hotel, however, is not one you can spend the night in. It’s Welcome TB-Hotel Liechtenstein, our Geocache of the Week!Image by purple_teamWhat do all the best hotels have in common? Ample and spacious rooms, a great location with a view, and…a sterling silver clawfoot bathtub? This Traditional Cache includes every feature. Cachers arrive at the posted coordinates and enjoy the scenery with the Appenzell Alps as the backdrop to every photo.Image by bierlordThe large-sized container is separated into four separate sections so that all hotel ‘visitors’ can enjoy their own private suite. One of these even his includes a miniature silver clawfoot bathtub, perfect for pampering Signal at the end of a long journey. Image by HeadbängersThe cache owner, Die schwarze Wittwe, clearly put their heart and soul into this container. The dioramas are filled with miniatures to create a bath scene and beachscape in the penthouse of the hotel. Containers are included for effortless organization of any trackables and SWAG that wish to extend their stay. Image by up3mWhether this journey is another stop along the way, or this cache is in your backyard, this trackable hotel welcomes you to enjoy your stay and everything it has to offer.Image by HeadbängersCheck out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More TraditionalGC6W3JCby Die schwarze Wittwe Location:Ruggell, LiechtensteinN 47° 14.579 E 009° 31.297last_img read more

Tara Borlain, Juan Baniqued eye fitting end to IronKids stint

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cebu to host Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific C’ship anew in 2018 DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games However, Karen Andrea Manayon and Everly Jana Macalalad emerge as the biggest threat to snare away her tiara.A total of 335 young triathletes, including 72 participants (24 teams) in the relays, will partake in the 400-meter swim, 9-kilometer bike, and 3-kilometer run course which will start and end at the Shangri-La Mactan parking lot.All in all, 263 budding triathletes answered the challenge, comprised of 155 boys and 108 girls divided into four age groups.Younger triathletes will join in the Category 1 (short) and Category 2 (long) races.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ IronKids champion Juan Francisco Baniqued. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonLAPU-LAPU CITY — Dominating their age group for the past few years, Juan Francisco Baniqued and Tara Borlain are both out for a fitting curtain call as they join in their final Alaska IronKids on Saturday at the Shangri-La Mactan here.Graduating from the 14-and-below age group, the former champions seek for one last victory lap as they banner the young triathletes for one last time.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant As in the past stagings of the event, the Biñan, Laguna-born Baniqued is once again the favorite to win the boys’ 13-14 category after ruling for the past two years.Out to deny him of a three-peat are Joe Bernard Sarmiento and Jose Manuel Arao, as the field gun to dislodge Baniqued out of his throne in the grueling 12.4-kilometer course.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTara, meanwhile, bested her older sister Sam last year as the Borlains once again finished 1-2 in the girls’ 13-14 category.Ruling the swim-bike-run event since joining the field five years ago, Borlain hopes to extend that reign in her final IronKids run. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more