16% drop in Limerick live register figures

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook News16% drop in Limerick live register figuresBy Staff Reporter – May 18, 2018 1330 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleUber’s 150 job Limerick expansion is part of new visionNext articleEmma Leahy will point the way to tomorrow’s world Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Print Linkedin Tom Neville TDTHERE has been a 16 per cent fall since the same time last year for the number of people on the live register in Limerick.That’s according to figures obtained by Limerick Fine Gael TD, Tom Neville who has been elected as the vice-chairman of the Business and Enterprise Joint Oireachtas Committee.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking from Dublin this week, Deputy Neville said that where his aim is to advocate for business across the Mid West while citing the 16 per cent fall in numbers on the live register in last 12 months.There are 1,768 less people on the register and “since the Action Plan for Jobs was launched in February 2012, the number signing on has decreased locally by 56 per cent or 11,371 people” Deputy Neville told the Limerick Post.“The unemployment rate falling below six per cent cannot be taken for granted. This has taken immense work and effort by all across the country.“I hope to use my new position as Vice Chairperson of the Business and Enterprise Joint Oireachtas Committee, to help keep business needs on the agenda.“Limerick has benefited greatly from our resurgent economy; I am committed to ensuring this continues.“With Fine Gael’s policies and prudent management of the country since taking over after the financial crash, it is imperative that we continue on this path to help our communities and families and ensure a prosperous future.“Statistics can seem meaningless but this has a real impact on communities all around the country. Only a strong economy supporting people at work can provide the services needed to improve people’s lives.“This is also great news for communities across the county, as every job created has a positive knock-on effect for local businesses and services.“According to the European Commission Spring Economic Forecast, the Irish economy is expected to remain robust, supported by positive labour market trends and investment in construction,” Deputy Neville said.Visit the Limerick Post Politics section for similar stories. TAGSeconomyemploymentFine GaellimerickLive RegisterlocalpoliticsTom Neville TD Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emaillast_img read more

Islanders To Play Some Games at Nassau Coliseum

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The New York Islanders will play half of their regular season home games at the renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum until the team’s new arena is built in Elmont, officials announced Monday.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman approved the unusual move, which will effectively give the Islanders two homes for the next three years—their original Uniondale headquarters and their current home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.“We worked it out,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters and fans during a news conference at NYCB Live, as the coliseum is now called since its recent $165-million renovation. “The coliseum will have some basic accommodations to meet the specifications of the commissioner.”The announcement came about a month after officials declared that the Islanders won a bid to build a new arena at Belmont Park. But since the new arena won’t be complete until 2021 and the Islanders are opting out of their lease at Barclays in the coming year, they needed a place to play home games in the meantime.The governor said the coliseum will have to get its ice-making capabilities up to NHL standards, but once it does, the first Islanders home game back at their original home—where they famously won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the 1980s—is expected to be this fall.The Islanders moved to Brooklyn after Nassau and the team’s prior owners were unable to push through various plans to renovate the county-owned coliseum. The operators of the Barclays Center then won their bid to renovate and operate the coliseum, but the NHL’s Bettman insisted it still wasn’t up to NHL standards as a permanent home for the Islanders. So the team drafted its winning proposal to build a new home in Elmont instead, allowing for a homecoming to LI, just not at its original home.“Let’s rock the barn,” said Islanders owner Jon Ledecky, rallying fans. He said fans can buy tickets for the coliseum home games by calling 844-33-Isles.last_img read more

Next generation member statements—Why design matters

first_img 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Steve Biancaniello As co-founder and EVP of Professional Services, Steve possesses over 15 years of experience in the customer communications management space. He is the architect of Prinova’s highly regarded Integrated … Web: www.prinova.com Details The quality of the member experience is commanding increased attention in every industry, given heightened member expectations for a highly personalized experience and the growing ease with which members can choose another organization should they become dissatisfied. This reality is especially true for credit unions, whose members have already indicated a strong preference for the highly personalized, community experience that typically differentiates a credit union’s service from the bank around the corner.In attempting to meet these growing consumer expectations, one touch point that could be overlooked—but shouldn’t be—is your routine member statements. If you think about it, each statement sent actually represents a trusted appointment with every member. Consider this—recent survey results from research firm InfoTrends has shown that 97 percent of bills and statements are opened and read by consumers, and they spend between two to five minutes reviewing the statements received from their financial services providers, banks, insurers, utilities and favorite retail stores.As a regular and recurring touch point with your members, statements offer a powerful, innovative opportunity to enhance the member experience. Statements should be a considered a key component of an integrated member communications program as a vehicle that has a consistent direct influence on member experience, their financial choices and brand loyalty over time. When you look closely at the statements you send out today, do they support these goals?Would you still own a black and white TV?Credit unions send numerous member statements each month, yet, unfortunately, too often these statements don’t look much different than they did decades ago. Continuing to print static, boring black and white statements when there have been compelling advances in statement design capabilities, including digital color and data-driven personalization techniques, doesn’t make good business sense.Adding color to your statements offers numerous advantages for getting your message across and in terms of the customer experience. Consider these facts:Color in documents increases comprehension by 78 percentColor boosts brand recognition by 80 percentFull color mail pieces are 55 percent more likely to be readInvoices in color get paid 30 percent fasterAdvances in digital technologies have made full color statement design both affordable and highly effective. Research continues to confirm the positive impact of color and eye-catching graphics to boost customer engagement and brand recognition. Today, whether working with a print service provider or in-house production facility, you can affordably put those proven principles to work in your credit union’s ongoing statement design to connect more powerfully with your members and sustain more lasting relationships with them.Some important steps for effective statement designHowever, just adding color isn’t enough. Effective design is also critical to boosting engagement. Poorly written, unclear and cluttered statements continue to drive calls into your credit union, lead to a negative member experience and increase the cost of doing business. Improving statement design to ensure they are an asset to your customer communication portfolio requires consideration of several key components that ultimately deliver significant benefits to your credit union and the recipient:Strategic use of color—reinforces your brand and draws the member’s eye to key informationCreative iconography, graphics and other images—helps members navigate the statement and understand important statement information quickly and easilyPlain language writing—ensures that the structure and content of your document is clear and understandable by your membersPersonalization—delivers the right message to the right member in the right channelWhite space—improves readability and makes your statement easier to navigateConsideration of system requirements—ensures that new statements can make it into production seamlesslyTesting—customer testing is an integral part of every successful statement design to ensure the new statement is something your members will properly use and interpret each time they receive itGaining the capability within your organization to generate member communications that follow the design considerations discussed above is vital to leveraging the tremendous potential statements have for improving member experience, loyalty and your credit union’s ROI. A consistently great member experience can transform satisfied members into “brand promoters”—loyal members who look to your credit union for their financial services needs and urge their friends and family to do the same.Members anticipate their monthly statements and bills. They trust the source and attend to the content. As a result, well-designed statements provide an innovative opportunity for credit unions to communicate and connect with members every month in new and lucrative ways that are sure to pay dividends in achieving loyalty through an exceptional member experience.last_img read more

Eastern district schools festival dubbed a success

first_img Share Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Eastern district schools festival dubbed a success by: – June 14, 2012 28 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Teachers singing as part of festival activities Roseau, Dominica – Education officials have dubbed the recently held Eastern District School’s Festival a success that gave students the opportunity to showcase the work they had done over the past school year.Chief Education Officer Stephenson Hyacinth said the festival maintained “the tradition of the East where we focus on output within the education system.”“Being here today to see some of the things you are doing, it shows that you are continuing the legacy of excellence in the East,” Hyacinth said, adding that Education Officer Madura Walter deserved high praise for her work in that district.The festival was held at the Castle Bruce Primary School under the theme, “Showcasing our Achievements,” and included an exhibition of art and other works completed during the term by all schools in the east.A mental math competition was also held among students of grades 4, 5 and 6 of the various schools and a poetry competition involving participants from all grades.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Hon. Johnson Drigo viewing some of the exhibits.Hyacinth commended the Eastern District principals for answering the “challenge together” in the organization of the festival.“I believe the district serves a very important function in that we can all learn together. We would experience much success if we would utilize the potential which lies in each district. Each principal in the district has a particular strength,” Hyacinth said.“Every school in the east should rely on the strength of the other principals in the district to support their efforts,” he advised.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Hon. Johnson Drigo, who represented the Education Minister, Hon. Petter Saint Jean, told students they had a “golden” opportunity to access quality education.He also called on parents, and other community interest groups to get involved in the children’s education.“From the politicians down, all of us a have to play a bigger part in ensuring that no child is left behind, no child falls through the cracks and every child achieves to the best of his abilities,” Drigo said.The Eastern District Schools Festival also included performances in song and dance from students of the various schools and climaxed with a medley of song by all the district principals. Press Releaselast_img read more