Month: June 2021

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Email Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Previous articleFine Gael’s Cllr Michael Sheahan elected as new Mayor of LimerickNext articleLimerick School of Art and Design final year show Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Print Linkedincenter_img The visit of US President Donald Trump showcased the West of Ireland and Shannon Group’s airport company, Shannon Airport.Shannon Group Chairman, Rose Hynes and Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan TD (right) with US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump before boarding Air Force One in Shannon Airport after their visit to Ireland.Photo: Oisin McHugh True MediaThe visit of US President Donald Trump showcased the West of Ireland and Shannon Group’s airport company, Shannon Airport, Shannon Group Chairman, Rose Hynes, stated today.Speaking after President Trump departed Shannon, Ms. Hynes said that the visit brought global attention to the airport, to Shannon Group and the wider region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The visit of the American President Donald Trump to Shannon further illustrates the deep ties between the West of Ireland and the United States.“Shannon is the gateway airport to the Wild Atlantic Way and is critical for tourism and indeed, business in this region, not least in the context of the huge US multi-national footprint here. The visit has been a huge sign-post for Shannon, something that will grow awareness of the airport as the premier access to this wonderful part of Ireland.”She added, “The visit was another significant page in Irish-US relations facilitated by Shannon.  The airport has hosted so many politicians, stars of stage and screen over the years from the US. Its location here gave rise to huge business and tourism investment in the Shannon area and wider West of Ireland region over the years. It was also the first airport in the world, outside of the Americas, to provide full US Preclearance facilities, making arrival in the US easier and faster.”Mary Considine, Acting CEO, Shannon Group, paid tribute to the staff across the company for their input in the run-up to and across the three-day visit. “This was a massive logistical operation for our staff.  A visit of a US President across three days is a mammoth undertaking and the fact that this was handled so seamlessly by our staff and that the airport remained operational at all times, speaks volumes about their dedication.“We are used to hosting famous people here, including every US President since John F. Kennedy, but to do it so well five times in three days was a massive achievement for all involved.”Ms Considine said that the visit had put a spotlight on Shannon that has the potential to attract more tourists and investment into the region: “President Trump’s visit saw over 150 journalists, many of them from the US, arrive in Shannon.  Much of the interest, of course, was focussed on the actual visit itself, which drew the eyes of the world to Shannon Airport. Volumes have also been written and broadcast across the US and the world about the airport, its history in aviation, Shannon Group and its impact on the region.“On top of that, there has been a huge focus on Doonbeg, which is now probably the best-known Irish village in the world, a level of attention that will, no doubt, drive more visitors it’s way and heighten awareness of the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way. This has been a great opportunity for us and for the region and one we intend to capitalise on.”“We have deep ties with the US, which are supported by our extensive range of direct transatlantic services that are the envy of airports across Europe.  This visit, and the attention it is bringing will do much to support those services.” Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow NewsPoliticsUS President Donald Trump departs from Shannon AirportBy Staff Reporter – June 7, 2019 655 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSClareLimerick City and CountyNewsShannonUnited States of americaUSA Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedLBS PartnerslimerickLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsPandemic Drives Expansion at Limerick Management Consulting CompanyBy Staff Reporter – November 18, 2020 212 Photo by Christina @ on Unsplash Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Forced to transition all its client interactions, both training and consulting, to an online platform, which necessitated a business model reshape, the positive outcome has been an identification of new opportunities, particularly in UK and European markets and an expansion of its highly experienced and expert 30-person team.Providing smart and sustainable solutions to business problems for clients in Ireland, the UK and the US, across sectors as diverse as engineering, medical devices, pharma, engineering, food, IT and contact centres, the requirement to take on three new hires was prompted by an increase in demand for the Company’s services driven by the many challenges now facing companies.As LBS CEO, Gene Leonard explains: “We noted a shift to digitalisation across many of the sectors we work with and realised that we needed to bring in people with the requisite skills and expertise to enable us respond to that demand.“We are delighted to announce that three exceptionally talented individuals have decided to join our team and add to the depth and breadth of our experience. Initially all three will be working remotely with our clients, which also changes the way we normally onboard new hires. It’s been a new experience for us all but has worked out very well.”“Ighni Kindlon joins us as an operational excellence lead consultant. The expertise he brings to the company will enable us to meet the growing demand from our clients for digital transformation and help them meet the future internal and external challenges they face, particularly the need adopt smarter and more technologically advanced operational processes .“Ben Kelly joins us as a leadership and management consultant and coach. With senior- level experience in learning and development, and human resources, he has vast expertise in monitoring, evaluating and updating training programmes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This will help to support our transformation teams to fuse the development of people and leadership teams with capability development to deliver lasting and sustainable change in companies.“Ronan Moriarty adds energy consultancy expertise to our team. His knowledge of designing, implementing, and maintaining energy management systems will be very beneficial in helping companies to reduce their carbon footprint.“He will work with companies to establish a base case of their energy usage across their organisation and implement innovative and digital solutions that will reduce their current and future energy bills. WHILE COVID-19 has unsettled many business sectors, Limerick-based management consulting company, LBS Partners, has found a bright light amid the pandemic. Email Previous articleLight Up A Memory 2020 ceremony at Milford Hospice goes virtualNext articleCollins confirms increase to Repair and Leasing funding limits Staff Reporter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Commenting on the value of expanding the company at a time when many businesses have being forced to reduce their headcount, Mr Leonard added: “We are very optimistic about the future of not only LBS Partners but Ireland.“We believe that companies will need support and advice more than ever to help them retain or regain market share and position themselves to utilise the technologies of the future.“As the pace of change and the digitisation of business accelerates, we have made the decision to equip the company with the freshest thinking to give companies the confidence and mindset to grow and thrive.” he added.last_img read more

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness ELAM: Market tops display similar signs Facebook Previous articleDaddy Daughter DanceNext articleAphasia Center of West Texas annual fundraiser admin Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest West Texas Food Bank Logo Market tops display similar characteristics. This one exhibits many of the same traits seen at tops in 1966, 1987, 2000 and 2007. Here in no particular order are some of those traits.Social mood is wildly optimistic. Indeed sentiment indicators set new records not seen in decades. And when the President of the United States touts the stock market in the State of the Union message, that is not a buy but a sell signal. When the stock market becomes front page news in non-financial publications a top or bottom is usually at hand.Markets take on a parabolic look as the indexes go vertical. Extreme expressions of social mood occur near the end of a trend. This explains the vertical ascent of Bitcoin as well as the major indexes. The Dow Industrials gained 1,000 in a record seven days recently. Now the index has set a record in the other direction losing over one thousand points in one day.Fools rush in. Discount brokers saw new account openings swell some 40% in 2017. That was the 8th year of the move up from 2009. The ‘Fear of Missing Out,’ ‘FOMO’ causes new, inexperienced ‘investors’ to rush in at the wrong time. The same thing was seen in developing markets like China.This column, Friday February 2 2018 (Began Tuesday Feb 6, amid Pre Market Trading)We have consistently warned that the Dow Industrials DJIA were some 4,000 points above its widely watched 200 day moving average. Even with a 250 point sell-off this morning the DJIA is 3,500 points over its 200 day MA.Investors focus on a particular group of stocks believing the trend will last forever.1929 – Yes tech stocks then led by Radio Corporation of America RCA1960s – The Nifty Fifty2000 – Mania2007 – Housing Boom, Mortgages2017– Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Google, PricelineJason Zweig in the Wall Street Journal muses that no one knows the reason for these sudden reversals. Yet an accountant named Ralph Nelson Elliott in the 1930s proposed a framework that answers just that question. Elliott made the case that social mood drives markets in a three steps forward, two steps back fashion. This pattern exists in smaller and larger fractals. But once the largest fractals have completed the patter, the markets reverse. This is likely the case now.Fundamental analysts like Mr. Zweig dismiss the idea of cycles but they are present in nature (four seasons) as well as human nature.Short term, we should have a corrective move up beginning Tuesday. Indeed that occurred this afternoon (the previous sentence was written this morning) at the low of 23,778. The market closed at 24,912. This fourth wave should extend to the area of 25,400-25,500. This will falsely restore some short term confidence. Look for a ‘whew, glad that is over,’ mentality to set in. This should occur by Thursday if not late Wednesday.That high should be followed by a final fifth wave down by the end of the week or early next week. After that, expect a spirited move up in A, up B, down C, up fashion. If that move fails to take out the previous highs at 26,600, the bull market from 2009 is likely over.Next update this weekend, in the mean time check out: Facebook Pinterest By admin – February 8, 2018 WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

first_img As part of Home Hospice’s annual Butterfly Release and Family Celebration, caterpillars were recently delivered to Sam Houston Elementary School.Students from Odessa, Midland and Big Spring will be growing butterflies as a special project for Earth Day, tying into the 13th annual celebration. The collaboration will allow children to share their discoveries about the butterflies with families during the memorial.Sam Houston kindergarten teacher Celestina “Tina” Almodova said she and her students have been raising the caterpillars since the release started. This year’s is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Globe Theatre, 2308 Shakespeare Road, on the Odessa College campus.Almodova said about 86 of her students will be raising approximately 130 caterpillars as they make their transformation to butterflies. Odessa: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Globe Theatre, 2308 Shakespeare Road, on the Odessa College campus.Midland: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 in the Carrasco Room at Midland College.Big Spring: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 22, Garrett Hall, First United Methodist Church.Andrews: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 29, B&B Building, corner of Southwest 13th Street and Avenue E. 1 of 4 WhatsApp Home Hospice Community Relations Director Karen Carter, reads a book about caterpillars. Home Hospice delivered caterpillars to the kindergarten students at Sam Houston Elementary School Friday, April 6th, 2018. The caterpillars are for Earth Day, and tie into the 13th Annual Butterfly Release and Family Celebration. The students will watch the caterpillars grow and metamorphize into butterflies to be released later. Twitter Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Cindy Perales’ kindergarten students get a close up view of the caterpillars. Home Hospice delivered caterpillars to the kindergarten students at Sam Houston Elementary School Friday, April 6th, 2018. The caterpillars are for Earth Day, and tie into the 13th Annual Butterfly Release and Family Celebration. The students will watch the caterpillars grow and metamorphize into butterflies to be released later. Tiny caterpillars wait to be giving to kindergarteners. Home Hospice delivered caterpillars to the kindergarten students at Sam Houston Elementary School Friday, April 6th, 2018. The caterpillars are for Earth Day, and tie into the 13th Annual Butterfly Release and Family Celebration. The students will watch the caterpillars grow and metamorphize into butterflies to be released later.center_img Local NewsEducation From left, Kindergarteners Eduardo Perez, Kaely Montanez, and Valentina Martinez, all 6-years-old, watch the presenttion. Home Hospice delivered caterpillars to the kindergarten students at Sam Houston Elementary School Friday, April 6th, 2018. The caterpillars are for Earth Day, and tie into the 13th Annual Butterfly Release and Family Celebration. The students will watch the caterpillars grow and metamorphize into butterflies to be released later. Facebook Home Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Karen Carter said she also delivered caterpillars to Burnet Elementary School on Friday.“The benefits are just being able to able to watch the process and release it into the environment,” Almodova said.Later on in the year, the students may see a butterfly and think it’s theirs. It’s also a way for children to understand life and death.“They don’t forget the process. I’ve had older kids come back and tell me, ‘I’ll never forget it,’” Almodova said.Traditionally, butterflies have been recognized as a symbol of hope, new life and resurrection, a news release said.Names will be read during a memorial service and butterflies will be released as a way to say “thank you” for the way their lives brightened others.There will be live musical entertainment and refreshments.Live butterflies will be handed out to participants at no cost. Hundreds of Permian Basin families participated in the memorials last year and continue to talk about the impact.Butterfly Releases Facebook By admin – April 9, 2018 Local students get caterpillar delivery WhatsApp Previous articleThe Alamo’s Statewide RoadshowNext articleCity, county to discuss new courthouse adminlast_img read more

first_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Facebook Facebook Home Local News Improvfection Stand-Up Comedy and Improv WhatsApp By admin – June 3, 2018 Improvfection at the Hemingway – OdessaThe Hemingway, 3952 E. 42nd St., Suite O, has scheduled Improvfection Stand-Up Comedy and Improv from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday.Admission is free. Must be 18 years of age and older.For more information, call Jennifer McNeely at 806-317-7059. WhatsApp Pinterest Local News Improvfection Stand-Up Comedy and Improv Southern Style Potato SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay OC employee of the year always learning Previous articleTHE IDLE AMERICAN: To love, honor and writeNext articleMASTER GARDENERS: Dish out fresh cilantro and coriander seed admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter TAGS  CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Bank of America today announced it will triple its affordable homeownership initiative to $15 billion through 2025, aiming to help more than 60,000 individuals and families to purchase homes. First launched in 2019 as a $5 billion initiative, the Bank of America Community Homeownership Commitment® helps low- and moderate-income homebuyers across the country begin to build their personal wealth and family legacy through the power of homeownership. The company has surpassed this commitment, and in doing so has already helped nearly 21,000 individuals and families purchase a home through affordable loans and over $180 million in down payment and closing cost grants. “Homeownership is an incredibly powerful force, helping families to build wealth over time and strengthening our communities. It can be challenging to save enough to buy a home, so it’s no surprise that we’ve seen an overwhelmingly positive response to our programs. We are excited about our goal of helping an even greater number of homebuyers to prepare for homeownership now and in the future,” said D. Steve Boland, president of retail at Bank of America. Today, half of Bank of America’s home loans are to low- and moderate-income or multicultural families and communities. The Community Homeownership Commitment focuses on helping put people on the path to affordable homeownership through a combination of specially-designed products, resources and expertise. The program includes two proprietary homebuyer grant programs to help prospective buyers with the upfront costs of homeownership:Down Payment Grant program – this program helps customers overcome the biggest barrier to homeownership – down payment. In more than 260 cities and counties across the country, eligible buyers can receive 3% of the home’s purchase price up to $10,000, whichever is less, to be used toward their down payment. No repayment is required.America’s Home Grant® program – this program offers a lender credit of up to $7,500 that can be used towards non-recurring closing costs, like title insurance and recording fees, or to permanently buy down the interest rate. The funds do not require repayment and can be combined with Down Payment Grant funds to lower the cost of homeownership. When the grant programs are used together, homebuyers receive on average of about $14,000 to help with their home purchases. The grant programs are often used in combination with low down payment mortgages to significantly reduce the upfront funds required to purchase a home. Low down payment loans are competitive, fixed-rate mortgages with down payments as low as 3%, requiring lower-cost – or even no – mortgage insurance. Today, nearly 85% of these loans go to first-time homebuyers. This commitment complements Bank of America’s $1 billion, four-year commitment to help advance racial equality and economic opportunity. The work focuses on closing the racial wealth gap in Black and Hispanic-Latino communities with a focus on affordable housing, health and healthcare, jobs/reskilling and small business. Through the Community Homeownership Commitment, Bank of America is addressing two of the biggest barriers to homeownership — down payments and closing costs — which will increase access to homeownership for thousands who have historically not been able to own a home. Bank of America offers additional resources in preparing for homeownership. The Bank of America Real Estate Center® makes it even easier for prospective homebuyers to identify grant-eligible properties. The newest feature labels properties for sale that qualify for down payment and closing cost grants offered by the company. Future buyers can also prepare for homeownership using the company’s First-Time Homebuyer Online Edu-Series™, available in English and Spanish, which provides an easy-to-understand roadmap to buying and financing a home. Bank of America serves low- and moderate-income clients’ and communities’ homeownership needs through multiple channels, including through financial centers across the country and our Digital Mortgage Experience. Bank of America Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 2,700 lending centers, 2,600 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and approximately 2,400 business centers; approximately 17,000 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with approximately 39 million active users, including approximately 31 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more Bank of America news, including dividend announcements and other important information, visit the Bank of America newsroom and register for news email alerts. View source version on CONTACT: Reporters May Contact: Susan Atran, Bank of America, 917.861.6882 [email protected] KEYWORD: NORTH CAROLINA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE BANKING CONSUMER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HISPANIC SOURCE: Bank of America Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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