Should Thomond Park’s naming rights be available for sale?

first_imgFacebook Previous articleWomen dancing in the limelightNext articleCouncil to begin taking over Limerick estates admin Rhys Marshall confirmed as latest Munster departure online poll by Opinion Stage Linkedin Twitter 2021 British and Irish Lions Tour to be shown on free-to-air television CommentNewsCommunityLocal NewsRugbyMunsterSportShould Thomond Park’s naming rights be available for sale?By admin – May 8, 2014 661 Team News: Munster name team to take on Ulster at Thomond Park WhatsAppcenter_img TAGSMunsterMusic LimerickRugbyThomond Park RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Munster announce departure of long-serving prop James Cronin Print Craig Casey praises the influence of Conor Murray Advertisement Email Tom Savage: Hooker an area where Munster can find improvement going forwardlast_img read more

Press release: Travel advice to Sri Lanka updated

first_img Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @Jeremy_Hunt and Facebook Anyone who was impacted by the attacks, including witnesses and families of victims, can access online and telephone support through any of the organisations listed in Helplines and support for victims of terrorism.BackgroundThe Foreign Secretary made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday following the Sri Lanka attacks. The Foreign Office has changed its travel advice to Sri Lanka to advise against all but essential travel, in light of the ongoing security operation and heightened risk of terrorism in Sri Lanka following the attacks on Easter Sunday.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: For journalists Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn View the updated travel advice for Sri Lanka.center_img Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Following the horrific attacks on Easter Sunday, and the ongoing Sri Lankan security operation, I have received updated advice from the Foreign Office and decided to update the travel advice to British nationals to Sri Lanka to advise against all but essential travel. We will keep this decision under close and constant review. My first priority will always be the security of British citizens living and travelling abroad. We all hope the situation will return to normal very soon, and that the Sri Lankan tourism industry is able to get back on its feet following the terrorist attacks. We will do all we can to help the Sri Lankan authorities. Media enquiries Email [email protected]last_img read more

Spotify Enhances Discovery Feature With ‘New Music Friday’ Release Radar

first_imgSpotify users were stoked when the streaming service came out with a new “Discover Weekly” playlist, specifically tailored to each individual’s preferences and tastes. Every Monday, the Discovery Weekly feature refreshes with thirty new tracks that Spotify’s algorithm has matched for over 40 million users. It’s become an exciting part of the week for Spotify users, and the week just got even more exciting.Spotify has recently released a new feature, “Release Radar”, that refreshes a new playlist every Friday, the day that new music typically comes out. Because the songs have only been live for a matter of hours, Spotify incorporates its user-specific knowledge to decide what you might like – then automatically updates a playlist that’s hyper-personalized to you with all the freshest tracks, so you’ll be first “in-the-know” of the songs you’ll love. This automatic feature, thus far, has proven itself reliable. For our specific account, this week’s tracks includes new music from John Scofield, Gov’t Mule, Dr. John, Atmosphere, Bob Moses, Father John Misty, Poolside, Nik West, Wilco, and TAUK, to name a few. We were thoroughly impressed, and look forward to using this feature more.Spotify is literally holding the future of music in their hands, but they didn’t know it would turn into this. “It was a complete surprise,” Edward Newett, the company’s lead software engineer, tells WIRED about the Disover Weekly feature. “At the time,” he continues, “I don’t think we were super focused on music discovery in that sense.” The Discovery page was already there, and the artist and song radio were solid as they were. “This just fell out of luck, in a way.” Now, they’re making over 100 million user-specific playlists – and they’re doing it right. Adding “New Music Fridays” to the mix is just an A+ move.Thanks, Spotify!last_img read more

The credit union difference

first_img 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Details Imagine setting out to do something good in your community and the service you provide is so valuable that the demand for it rapidly increases to the point you’re nearly overwhelmed.Demand for services is good, right?But what if the service you’re offering is free? In the credit union industry, that could be good, too and it could create a boon.Such was the situation that led to the formation of Partners in Education Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to bolstering education, primarily financial literacy, within the community they serve. Conceived by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU), Partners in Education was the solution to an overwhelming demand for financial education.Like most member-owned cooperatives, FMFCU set out decades ago to provide financial education within the community. The CU hired a certified educator who understood curriculum, could identify needs, and could coordinate lessons using subject matter experts from within the Credit Union. FMFCU management understood the value of the service and were pleased by how rapidly the demand for this type of service increased. As the CU tried to meet the demand, it became clear that the best method was to partner with organizations that shared its mission. So, FMFCU created a Foundation to carry out this philanthropic work and over time took on partners, thus morphing into Partners in Education.When Delco Hi-Q, the nation’s oldest continuous academic quiz competition, was in need of a major sponsor, FMFCU stepped up and filled the void, partnering at the time with the chamber of commerce and the local intermediate unit to carry out this tradition that serves 21 schools outside Philadelphia, PA. Major funders like the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Foundation, Kimberly-Clark, and CCRES have since committed to the cause. The competition also thrives in Washington,  Wisconsin, and Alabama.FMFCU now employs about a dozen certified educators to carry out the mission of Partners in Education. While the CU covers administrative costs, the Foundation raises funds to help defer the cost of books and material used in lessons, as well as transportation for school field trips to Bear Country Credit Union, Hi-Q, and the annual Partners in Education Celebration, a premier academic recognition event that awards more than $50,000 in scholarships and prizes to students, teachers, and schools.The prestigious awards ceremony held in suburban Philadelphia is the talk of local academia. “It promotes healthy competition off the athletic field,” said Rick Durante, Executive Director. “As much as the schools appreciate cash awards, they compete even more fervently for the trophies, which are a testament to the efforts put forth by teachers and those rival athletic trophies.”While too-big-to-fail FIs affix their logos to sports arenas in big cities, credit unions are in the schools, community centers, and libraries working one-on-one to help people become financially independent. This is the credit union difference, and it is most evident in April—Financial Literacy month. This type of community outreach is one reason more and more young people are choosing credit unions over traditional FIs.The credit union difference is also an example of servant leadership at work. Because credit unions serve their communities, the credit union movement is alive, well, and growing.last_img read more

MLB 2019 preview: Projecting the AL Central

first_img MLB 2019 preview: Five storylines to watch during the season My name is Eloy Jiménez and I hit dingers for @KnightsBaseball. pic.twitter.com/lZVDHtkwBS— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) November 23, 2018Division prediction: Is this even a question? IndiansPossibly the easiest pick of any division in MLB, the Indians are going to win this division and will likely do it by 10 games. While the Indians caught a lot of flak last season for not playing as well as they should they still won the division by 13 games while their bullpen was a complete and utter disaster. However, if the Twins are better and push the Indians a bit it could light a fire under them. When Minnesota made the playoffs in 2017 the Indians won 102 games. Cleveland has a better rotation than it did that season and the bullpen could be shored up (though that remains to be seen). The Indians will win this division by at least five games. This is the Indians division to lose and they know it.Cleveland has won the American League Central three years running and a rotation featuring Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco, Mike Clevinger and Shane Bieber is more than enough to do it again. Not to mention it has two MVP candidates in Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor. The lone threat will be the Twins, who will look to bounce back from a bad 2018 with a new manager at the helm.For an extended look at how things can shake out, here is your 2019 preview for the AL Central. Related Newscenter_img MLB 2019 preview: Projecting the AL East Storyline to watch: Can the Twins bounce back?The Twins were probably the most disappointing team in the American League last season. They were coming off of a wild-card appearance in 2017 and looked to feature a good young core of Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Max Kepler and Jose Berrios.But Minnesota took a massive step back in 2018 as Buxton was hurt, Sano was sent down, Kepler dropped 20 points on his batting average and manager Paul Molitor was fired. Berrios was one of the lone bright spots on the club.Tons of run on this Jose Berrios sinker for his third strikeout. pic.twitter.com/JvuJg4XnX0— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) March 18, 2019This season they get a fresh start as Rocco Baldelli looks to inject new life into the organization, the young players get another shot and a few key additions like Marwin Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz and Blake Parker hope to get this team back to where it was in 2017. MVP candidate: Jose Ramirez, IndiansIf it weren’t for an early-season injury Francisco Lindor would likely be our pick, so with that in mind, Ramirez is the obvious choice.The Indians third baseman has finished third in each of the last two seasons in the AL MVP voting and there is little reason to think he won’t follow up that performance this year.However, how he plays down the stretch will go a long way in bettering his case as he hit .218 in the second half of the season, .174 in September and .195 in the ALDS.Cy Young candidate: Trevor Bauer, IndiansAll of this depends on health, but Trevor Bauer was Cleveland’s most dominating pitcher in an absolutely stifling rotation in 2018.He posted career bests in ERA (2.21), batting average against (.208), K/9 (11.3), WHIP (1.09), strikeouts (221), FIP (2.44) and ERA+ (198). The only number teammate Corey Kluber bested Bauer amongst those was WHIP (0.99)[email protected] brought the filth. #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/fcXBq0KXFR— MLB (@MLB) March 18, 2019Bauer may be brash and off-putting to some, but he has possibly the nastiest assortment of pitches in all of MLB and is learning how to use them. If he eclipses 200 innings this season he could blow away his numbers from last year and win the Cy Young in a walk.Prospect to watch: Eloy Jimenez, White SoxWhile Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. get all of the national attention, Eloy Jimenez might be better than both of them this season.Jimenez was the No. 1 international prospect in a 2013 class which included Gleyber Torres and Rafael Devers and has basically matched all of Guerrero’s numbers coming up.All Jimenez does is hit and hit well. He batted .355 at Triple-A Charlotte last season in the International League and could potentially lead Chicago in almost every offensive category this year, though Jose Abreu will give him a run for his money.last_img read more