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McDonald’s sees profits rise but misses December targets

first_imgMonday 24 January 2011 8:46 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp McDONALD’S has reported a nine per cent rise in global profits for 2010 with net profits of $4.95bn (£3.1bn) across its business, despite a slowdown in both fourth-quarter profits and sales. The fast-food retailer also said it expected to raise its prices this year, to offset a hike in its ingredients used to make its products.Despite like-for-like restaurant sales for December gaining 2.6 per cent in the US, the rise fell below analyst predictions of 3.9 per cent growth. Figures were further dented by a 0.5 per cent drop in European same-restaurant sales – well below analyst forecasts of a 3.4 per cent rise.According to a McDonald’s spokesperson, the biggest contributors to European sales were the traditionally strong markets of France and Russia, with its other key markets of Germany and the UK showing a comparative increase in sales and footfall despite the impact of severe weather.Net income in the fourth quarter rose to $1.24bn compared with $1.22bn in the year-earlier quarter.Continuing the trend it set with price hikes in China over 2010, McDonald’s finance chief Pete Bensen said that the group would “raise prices where it makes sense” across the rest of the world, though no specifics were given on timing or how the changes would be rolled out. McDonald’s sees profits rise but misses December targets whatsapp center_img KCS-content Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Diamond Bank Nigeria (DIAMON.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria operating in the treasury, business banking, corporate banking and retail banking sectors. The company offers a full service bank of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to securities dealing and custodian services; personal, automotive and home loans; MSME loans and diamond leasing services and investment and advisory services. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc also offers, among others, life insurance products; foreign exchange services; cash management services; capital management and trade services; import finance; treasury bills and investment notes and working capital finance and contract financing. The financial institution’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Primates’ communiqué from their Oct. 2-6, 2017 meeting

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC God’s Church for God’s WorldThe meeting of Anglican Primates, the senior bishops of the Anglican Provinces, took place in Canterbury between Monday 2 October and Friday 6 October at the invitation of the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.We affirm that we believe our time together to have been a gift from God, through which we experienced many signs of God’s presence amongst us. The sense of common purpose underpinned by God’s love in Christ and expressed through mutual fellowship was profound.Primates from 33 Provinces attended the meeting. Three Primates were absent because of a combination of personal circumstances and difficulties within their Provinces. Primates from Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda declined to attend citing what they believed to be a lack of good order within the Communion. We were saddened by their absence and expressed our hope and prayer that all will join us at future meetings.We welcomed sixteen new Primates attending for the first time , including the Primate from the new Province of The Sudan. They received a briefing on the role of the meeting, within the Instruments of Communion, on the day before the main meeting.The first morning was spent in prayer. The agreed agenda focussed on the Five Marks of Mission of the Communion, in particular the challenge of sharing the love, compassion and reconciliation of Jesus with those in need around the world. This followed initial consideration of the internal affairs of the CommunionInternal Affairs of the CommunionWe welcomed the progress being made towards the 2020 Lambeth Conference (#LC2020) and encouraged all Provinces to seek to find ways to contribute towards the cost of their Bishops and spouses attending.It was agreed that the Archbishop of Canterbury be invited to regional meetings of Primates and others during 2018 and 2019 so that the vision for the 2020 Lambeth Conference can be shared. The Archbishop of Canterbury will consider whether another full Primates’ Meeting will be held before the Lambeth Conference. We welcomed progress in implementing resolutions agreed by the Anglican Consultative Council in Lusaka in 2016; in particular the responsibility of all Provinces to ensure comprehensive safeguarding measures to protect children and vulnerable adults. The creation of the Anglican Safe Church Commission was welcomed and endorsed.In our last meeting in January 2016 we made a clear decision to walk together while acknowledging the distance that exists in our relationships due to deep differences in understanding on same sex marriage. We endorsed this approach, which we will continue with renewed commitment.The Archbishops’ Task Group, established in 2016, gave an interim report on its work. This was warmly welcomed, particularly the recommendations around development of common liturgy, the principle and practice of pilgrimage and a season of prayer of repentance and reconciliation.We listened carefully to the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) and with sadness accepted that the consequences for our relationships agreed in January 2016 would also apply to SEC after its decision on same sex marriage. This means that for three years, members of SEC would no longer represent the Communion on ecumenical and interfaith bodies; should not be appointed or elected to internal standing committees and that, while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they would not take part in decision making on any issues of doctrine or polity. The Archbishop of Canterbury will take steps within his authority to implement this agreement.We agreed the importance of all Provinces contributing to the operational costs of supporting the communion, but according to each Province’s capacity and potential to contribute.It was confirmed that the Anglican Church of North America is not a Province of the Anglican Communion. We recognised that those in ACNA should be treated with love as fellow Christians.We discussed difficulties arising from cross-border interventions, agreeing that the principles were clearly stated from the Council of Nicaea onwards and in the 1998 Lambeth Conference. We recognised that there were opportunities for joint initiatives and mission partnerships for the benefit of the Gospel where these are agreed between Provinces. However consent was critical to any inter-provincial collaboration and it was essential that courtesy and love should be extended to Provinces at all times.Attempts to deal with breaches of consent and courtesy should be made in regional Primates’ Meetings and only referred to the Secretary General and the Archbishop of Canterbury as a last resort. We recognised that persistent and deliberate non-consensual cross-border activity breaks trust and weakens our communion.We recognised that there is a need for a season of repentance and renewal including where interventions may have happened without prior permission having being sought.We reaffirmed commitments made in 2016 regarding the LGBTI community, specifically the Communion’s sorrow for previous failures to support LGBTI people and its condemnation of homophobic prejudice and violence.We welcomed the news that the Church of England has embarked on a major study of human sexuality in its cultural, scientific, scriptural and theological aspects and anticipated considering the results of this work at a future meeting.External IssuesFor most of the meeting we focussed on external issues including evangelism and discipleship, reconciliation and peace building, climate change, food security, refugees, human trafficking and freedom of religion. On the final day the Anglican Inter Faith Commission was launched.The world has never felt the need of a Saviour more keenly. We have shared stories of pain and loss, of natural disasters and tragedy, of violence and threat. However in this world we have joy, courage and hope because of the light of the Saviour of all, Jesus Christ. God has poured his love upon his whole Church by his Holy Spirit. The Church lives to proclaim this gospel in word and deed. We therefore commit ourselves afresh to lead those we serve in the joyful announcement of the gospel of Jesus Christ.We pledge to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit, that we may witness effectively to the good news. To this end between Ascension day and Pentecost in 2018 we call all those who are able, to join us in praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – that the Holy Spirit may empower the announcement of the Gospel so that many may believe.We recognised that at least half of the Provinces in the Communion had areas with food security issues. Whilst developing nations suffered more, there were pockets of food insecurity elsewhere, for example, reliance on food banks for many in the British Isles.As at previous meetings, we were deeply concerned to hear accounts of the severe impact of climate change, including the threat of rising seas to many islands and low-lying lands. We understood the importance of giving moral leadership because the effects of climate change are not evenly distributed. Drought and flooding most affect the poorest of the poor, with the least resources to rebuild a home, replant a field or seek medical care for flood-borne illnesses. We recommitted ourselves to advocate for improved stewardship of God’s creation.We heard powerful testimonies of the church’s engagement in reconciliation in a number of places, particularly by those torn apart by apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and civil wars, historic and on-going: in places such as South Sudan, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We pledged solidarity with each other in this sacrificial and often costly ministry.We are committed to mediating in situations of violent conflict; ministering to the victims of war, including refugees; upholding indigenous rights; supporting the victims of sexual and domestic violence; and maintaining a faithful presence in situations of extreme persecution and terror. We discussed the role of reconciliation at every level, from personal relationships, to communal, societal and with the rest of creation, including care for the environment. Reconciliation is at the heart of the Gospel – it is because we are reconciled to God in Christ that all are given the message and ministry of reconciliation.We recognised the vital role of all spouses in supporting bishops and archbishops, and particularly the importance of women placed in front line roles because of the offices held by their husbands. We appreciated the leadership and initiative of Mrs Caroline Welby and others in supporting women in such situations.We heard of the plight of Indigenous Peoples, resulting from government policies of forced assimilation associated with colonial expansion. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission that addressed this history in Canada grounded its report and calls to action on the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We reaffirmed our commitment to encourage all governments to support the UN Declaration.We recognised God’s call for justice and dignity for all humanity and raised with profound concern the desperate plight of millions of people facing hunger. We are committed to support actions which end hunger, promote sustainable agriculture and address the root causes of food insecurity.We grieved for the 65 million refugees and internally displaced people forcibly uprooted by conflict, persecution and violence; the nearly 20 million displaced by natural disasters; and the millions of vulnerable migrants. We committed ourselves to respond with others to ensure protection, meet immediate need, and address underlying causes.We heard about the suffering of 40 million victims of modern slavery and human trafficking – a crime against humanity which profits from the exploitation and abuse of vulnerable individuals. We committed ourselves to address this issue in ourb countries and across the globe.We discussed freedom of religion and belief and heard about particular challenges faced in some Provinces. We endorsed the need to ensure that provisions relating to the freedom of religion are included and upheld in national constitutions, working with ecumenical and interfaith partners, where appropriate.We heard of issues arising from living alongside those of other faiths; a painful daily reality in many Provinces. We commit to seeking ways to develop better understanding on the path to peaceful co-existence. We are excited at the prospect of the Anglican Inter Faith Commission working in this area.We were deeply grateful to the staff of the Anglican Communion Office, and especially the Secretary General, to the staff at Lambeth Palace and at Church House, Westminster. We are especially grateful for the warm welcome, generous hospitality and kindness offered by the Dean of Canterbury and all at the Cathedral: their contribution was very important in setting the mood of the meeting in prayer and mutual listening. We also thank the Community of St Anselm for their prayer, help and support.We leave enriched by the communion we share and strengthened by the faithful witness of Anglicans everywhere. We deeply appreciate the prayers of many throughout the world over our time together.Canterbury6 October 2017 Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Oct 6, 2017 Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Anglican Communion, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Primates Meeting 2017 center_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Primates’ communiqué from their Oct. 2-6, 2017 meeting Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Primates Meeting, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

Reclaiming Pride: A desire to redirect a movement

first_imgOn May 24 activists gathered in Washington Square Park to mourn the loss of three Black trans women who had been killed within weeks of each other.  Tamika Washington, Muhlaysia Booker and Claire Legato are only three names of numerous trans women of color taken from us too soon. Their deaths point to a crisis of violence and hate impacting this community.  Sadly, many of the same activists were out only a few weeks later on June 11 to mourn the death of Layleen Cubilette-Polanco/Xtravaganza, an Afro-Latinx trans woman who died in her cell at Rikers Island. That the criminal-legal system refused to take Layleen’s life-threatening medical condition seriously and put Layleen’s bail at $500, which was beyond her means, point to the ways in which state institutions specifically destroy Black and Brown trans women and remain institutions of terror for all Black, Brown and working-class communities. Black Trans Lives Matter!These losses also point to a deeper issue in the wider LGBTQ2S+ community. It is because of the failure to protect the most marginalized in our community — our trans sisters of color — that many of us are seeking to “Reclaim Pride.” With this the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, many of us have learned to speak of the roots of our movement in the language of opposing police violence. We have learned to uplift the names of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. This is not enough. We must protect the living. We must redirect our movement.As New York prepares for World Pride/Stonewall 50, the entire city has become a candyland spectacle dedicated to rainbow capitalism. The spirit of fightback and the language of struggle are erased by the cooptation of capitalism. Police will be out in full force surrounding the Pride Parade, and they are still allowed to participate despite their continual threat to the oppressed. That parade will be saturated with politicians, corporations and police, all of whom continue to use and/or abuse the LGBTQ2S+ community.The Reclaim Pride Coalition has instead called the Queer Liberation March, a historic people’s march that will be political and celebratory. Its goal is to recenter the marginalized and to create a space in which the larger community can begin work to redirect our movement toward complete and total liberation for all of the oppressed. This march was built through coalition in the spirit of the original uprising at Stonewall and in the spirit of intersectionality. We will be marching from Sheridan Square to Central Park, retracing the route of the first 1970 Christopher Street Liberation Day March. In honor of our dead, in honor of our freedom fighters, in honor of the Black and Latinx trans women whom we’ve lost, we will be Reclaiming Pride! More information about the Queer Liberation March can be found at reclaimpridenyc.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pacific island refusing all foreign media visa requests

first_img Asia – Pacific Receive email alerts RSF_en Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns the Pacific island of Nauru’s decision to impose a media embargo amid growing controversy about alleged human rights abuses in the Australian government refugee detention centre on the island. Nauru’s authorities must allow journalists to investigate the allegations. October 22, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pacific island refusing all foreign media visa requests In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival News Organisation Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News to go further Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News News June 10, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Asia – Pacific The island’s authorities have not only turned a blind eye to allegations of rape and other abuses in the detention centre, which they host on behalf of the Australian government, but they have also decided to block all media coverage of the alleged abuses.In an email to Al Jazeera’s Sydney bureau on 9 October, the Nauru government said not only that it was refusing the Qatari TV broadcaster’s visa request but also that visa requests from all news media would be refused.“We urge Nauru’s government to lift the embargo that it has imposed on the foreign media,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“Amid allegations of sexual assault and other forms of mistreatment in the Australian government-funded detention centre, media investigation of these allegations is essential. It is unacceptable that Australia, after moving asylum processing offshore at great expense, should also delegate censorship and discriminatory decisions against the media.”As there are no independent media on Nauru, a small and remote island in the Central Pacific, it is vital that international media should be able to report on what is happening inside the detention centre, the constitutionality of which is currently being examine by the High Court of Australia.This blackout is not Nauru’s first violation of freedom of information. In January 2014, the island’s government hiked the cost of journalism visa applications from 200 to 8,000 Australian dollars (5,000 euros) – an increase of nearly 4,000 percent.Although Australia has a good ranking in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index – 25th out of 180 countries – Reporters Without Borders has often criticized its policy of blocking access to information about its treatment of asylum-seekers.The Border Force Act that took effect on 30 June provides for sentences of up to two years in prison for employees of the refugee detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island who leak information about the conditions and treatment of the refugees. June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A Picnic to Kick Off La Salle High School’s Big Sibling Program

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Education A Picnic to Kick Off La Salle High School’s Big Sibling Program Story and Photography By JOHN C. BLACKSTOCK ’67 Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 2:22 pm 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Recently, during lunch at La Salle High School,  juniors paired with freshmen enjoyed a lovely picnic on the baseball field. This kicked off La Salle’s Big Sibling program and the picnic was just one of the many events planned to help their freshmen feel welcomed to the La Salle family.La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Ulster Bank withdrawal leaves little room for credit in County Limerick

first_imgNewsLocal NewsUlster Bank withdrawal leaves little room for credit in County LimerickBy Alan Jacques – January 22, 2015 1279 Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Print TAGSCllr Emmett O’BrienCllr Tom NevilleCroomFianna FáilFine GaellimerickNiall Collins TDPatrick O’Donovan TDUlster Bank Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Facebook WhatsApp Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Linkedin Twittercenter_img by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gavin McCrory was among those protesting at the Ulster Bank branch closure in Croom.A COFFIN was carried through the streets of Croom last Friday as part of a protest organised by locals to express their anger over the imminent closure of the Ulster Bank branch in town.The macabre sight was meant to signify the ‘death sentence’ imposed on Croom for March 13 next with the closure of the local Ulster Bank and with it the withdrawal of the last ATM Machine in the village. The nearest ATM Machine is now 14 kilometres away.Around 300 protesters took to Main Street last Friday calling on the bank to retain its services in Croom. Local Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins said the decision to close the branch was a “huge blow” to Croom following the closure of the AIB bank 18 months ago.Deputy Collins is flabbergasted at the decision, insisting it is even harder to understand, considering that the ATM machine in Croom dispenses €7 million cash into the local economy each year.“I believe that all decisions must have a people and community focus, otherwise the decline of our communities will continue unabated. On behalf of the people of Croom, I have petitioned the chief executive of Ulster Bank to reconsider his decision,” he said.Meanwhile, Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O’Donovan, has written to the Chairman of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, Liam Twomey, to ask him to invite Ulster Bank to come before the committee to explain the closure of rural branches, including Croom.“The closure of Ulster Bank in Croom will mean that there will be no ATM in the town. Those living in the area or passing through will have no access to cash. This will mean that people will leave the area to spend money and this has the potential to be extremely damaging for local businesses,” he said.Local Fine Gael councillor Tom Neville believes it is vital for Croom that Ulster Bank retain the ATM in order to maintain footfall which would encourage people to spend in the area.“The people of Croom and neighbouring parishes including my own, Kilfinny, have supported this bank down through the years. Ulster bank now need to do their duty by the people of Croom and surrounding areas and retain this ATM,” he said.Independent councillor for the municipal district of Adare-Rathkeale, Emmett O’Brien, went as far as hailing the decision by Ulster Bank to close its Croom branch as a “coldhearted and regressive step” taken by unaccountable bank executives in a city far away.He warned that the consequences of closing the branch will be “appalling” on the business and farm sector in Croom and said it amounted to treating the local residents with “contempt”.“Croom is one of the bigger towns in rural County Limerick with a large agricultural and light industry hinterland. It is crucial that an ATM machine in the town is retained. Ulster Bank’s decision to retreat from this part of rural Limerick is yet another assault of rural Limerick in light of continued pub, post office and Garda station closures.“Small businesses and farms are the life blood of rural employment. These businesses need a bank, these businesses sustain jobs, jobs sustain families and families sustain rural communities. It is clear that the people of Croom are not backing away from this reckless decision easily,” he said. Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleED facing another crisisNext articleCuts to animal circus funding welcomed in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Advertisement Email Deputy Tom is fired up for the challengelast_img read more

New American routes added to Shannon Airport

first_img Previous articleWe were the champions: Limerick Pipe BandNext article#BREAKING Grenande found submerged at Thomond Bridge Editor NewsNew American routes added to Shannon AirportBy Editor – July 5, 2017 1300 Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp TAGSNorwegian Air InternationalShannon airport Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Facebookcenter_img Email Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Twitter REPRO FREE 02/07/2017Exciting new transatlantic services commence at Shannon Airport as Norwegian Air International begin operations.Pictured are Andrew Murphy, MD, Shannon Airport, left, Tore Jenssen, CEO, Norwegian Air International, right, along with ‘Uncle Sam’ Aidan Fox from Shannon.Photo: Diarmuid Greene / True MediaShannon Airport today heralded a new departure in transatlantic aviation as the first ever services to US the east coast airports of Stewart International in Orange County and Providence, Rhode Island were commenced by Norwegian Air International.Giving Shannon its largest number of transatlantic destinations for 17 years, the new services are a huge boost for tourism across the airport’s wide catchment, from the North West down to Cork, delivering additional services from the largest yielding market in terms of visitor spend in Ireland.Two weekly flights to Stewart International Airport, Orange County – just 90 minutes from New York – and Providence Green Airport, Rhode Island will be added to the already strong Shannon US schedule. The new services create an unprecedented line-up to the USA from Shannon Airport, with five airlines, seven destinations and eight services.Andrew Murphy, MD, Shannon Airport, left, Tore Jenssen, CEO, Norwegian Air International, right, along with ‘Uncle Sam’ Aidan Fox from Shannon.Services from Shannon Airport to the East Coast of America have commenced with flights to Stewart International in Orange County and Providence, Rhode Island.Giving Shannon its largest number of transatlantic destinations for 17 years, the new services are a huge boost for tourism across the airport’s wide catchment, from the North West down to Cork, delivering additional services from the largest yielding market in terms of visitor spend in Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Two weekly flights to Stewart International Airport, Orange County – just 90 minutes from New York – and Providence Green Airport, Rhode Island have been added to the already strong Shannon US schedule.The new services will provide additional transatlantic capacity this year of 40,000 seats, with 80,000 across 2018 when the flights operate year round for the first time.  This will bring transatlantic capacity at Shannon next year to over 550,000 seats.Commenting on the importance of the two new US/Shannon services, Mary Considine, Deputy CEO of Shannon Group, which owns and operates Shannon Airport, said:  “Shannon Airport is proud to welcome Norwegian Air International to Shannon. The launch of these two new US destinations is another major milestone for our passengers. The new services open up exciting opportunities for Irish people to explore amazing parts of the States and for US visitors to explore our Wild Atlantic Way. We look forward to working closely with Norwegian to ensure the success of the services, which we are confident will pave the way for many more great things to come.”Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “The launch of these new transatlantic flights is significant milestone for Norwegian, Shannon Airport and most of all passengers who now have more choice and lower fares for travel to the USA. We are grateful for the huge support from across Ireland over the last three years and we are delighted to see everyone’s hard work pay-off as our first transatlantic flights take to the skies this weekend.”Said Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy:  “We are delighted to have eight services to seven airports on the US east coast. This illustrates the huge market there is for the unique Irish tourism product on this side of the island.  To have a new operator select Shannon for two destinations as it begins operations in Ireland speaks volumes, too, about Shannon’s significance in the transatlantic market.“Stewart International Airport and Providence Green Airport give us access to two very interesting and exciting locations so these services offer opportunity beyond inbound. Stewart is the access airport for Orange County, which is just 90 minutes from New York. It is in the hugely popular Hudson Valley and has year round activities from water sports to skiing. Rhode Island, on the other hand, is approximately the same distance from Boston, and is also a very popular tourism destination in its own right, with fantastic ocean drives, historical sites, museums and wineries.  We would urge the public and tourism interests to support them and explore what are exciting new opportunities.” Print One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” last_img read more

Soundbite Medical Solutions Announces Health Canada Approval for SoundBite® Crossing System ‐ Peripheral (14P)

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Film fest to highlight TroyFest

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Film fest to highlight TroyFest Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Local residents in national protest While many last-minute taxpayers will scurry to the post office April 15, others will be looking to take a stand… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen A Film Festival presented by the Troy Arts Council, TroyFest and QEW Audio will be one of the highlights of the 2009 TroyFest on April 29.This event will be Troy’s first Film Festival and will feature screenings beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing almost nonstop throughout the afternoon and then into the night.John Jinright, TAC member and coordinator of the Film Festival, said the idea for the Film Festival came from a survey he and Pam Allen, also a TAC member, conducted about cultural arts events that the community wanted the TAC to bring to Troy. Latest Stories Skip The Film Festival will open at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Cultural Arts Studio with a screening of “The Mirror” which was made in Alabama by a film company in Florence.“‘The Mirror’ was all shot in Alabama and several members of the film company will be here to discuss the film, answer questions and talk about opportunities in the film industry,” Jinright said. “‘The Mirror’ is about 25 minutes in length and has very little dialogue. It’s the story of a mirror that becomes an heirloom. A newlywed couple buys the mirror at a furniture store and it reflects their family life as the years pass. What happens to the mirror after the parents die is a part of the tender, sweet story.”Following the screening of “The Mirror,” there will also be a screening of Troy University student films, including a zombie short filmed last month.“‘Days Gone Bye” is a short film written and directed by Stephen J. Davis, a sophomore English major from Highland Home,” Jinright said. “The film, which Davis says was written in a fevered burst of four hours, is a darkly thrilling tale about two men who find themselves working late in an office. They are unaware that they are about to be plunged into an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I attended the Performing Arts Exchange in Atlanta and found a ready-made box assortment of films,” Jinright said. “I realized that this could be something that we could grow into and something that we could be proud of. There are a lot of people in the film industry who want to get their work out there so we could actually have expanded our Film Festival to two days but we need to manage what we have and have a successful one-day festival this year and then look to expanding it next year.”Jinright said there are a lot of people who will appreciate the work of independent filmmakers.“Ninety-five percent of the films we see are made by the three big corporations,” he said. “These independent films are short films that are mainly family-type films. However, some of the films might have a bad word or two so I would suggest teenage, young adult and adult audiences. Next year, we’ll have animated and shorts films especially for children.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:27 pm Saturday, April 11, 2009 Print Article Davis said he never expected ‘Days Gone Bye’ to turn out as well as it did.“But we had an amazing cast and crew and we turned out a finished product I’m quite proud of,” Davis said.Cinematographer and assistant director of the film is Matt Golden of Newville. The cast includes Christopher Boucher of Troy and Caroline Franklin of Owensburo, Ken.The 2 p.m. screenings will feature 12 films from the Southern Arts Federation’s Short Circuit Film Festival. The screenings will last about three hours.“Patrons may want to stay the entire three hours or they might want to go get a funnel cake and come back,” Jinright said. “Some of these films will only be five or six minutes, others may be 20 minutes or more. Some of them are emotionally charged and offer viewpoints that we don’t see on cable television. But there’s nothing bad about stretching the content of what you watch.”At 7:30 p.m., there will be a screening of the award-winning documentary, “Before the Music Dies,” which is about how great music is smothered by massive corporations while, at the same time, offering hope for the future.”Admission to all screenings is free. Those who enjoy films are invited to attend any and all screenings offered at the first TroyFest Film Festival on April 25.last_img read more