Converting conversations into real opportunities

first_imgVicky calls for right to die with dignity Advertisement WhatsApp TAGSCommunityenterpriseInterviewNews Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Previous articleHarvest time at Lime Tree and Belltable theatresNext articleWillie’s moustache enters the housing debate Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership chief executive Liam McElligott.Photo: Jillian RyanLIMERICK has become a business and employment city. It is now on the international stage with the possibility of becoming a modular gateway to Europe.That’s the view of Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership chief executive Liam McElligott who says that the work that has gone on over the last ten years means that the city and county can thrive with its people to the forefront.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Some years ago, the notion that Limerick needed to create 10,000 jobs was somewhat aspirational and an amazing statement to make. Yet steadily and methodically, like peeling back an onion, we’ve had multi-billion euro investments like Regeneron transforming the economic outlook.“It was a ‘phoenix from the ashes’ scenario and this is what has made Limerick great again.“What I love about Limerick at the moment is that we have been having conversations in the city that have been very engaging and very productive. It’s invigorating to be here at this time.”The vastly experienced executive was one of the co-founders of Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP) which was set up in 2000 in response to the closure of Krups who were major employers in the area for many years.The founding principles of LEDP were of employment generation and being a conduit for social, educational and economic development of Limerick and the surrounding area.Through relationships established with diverse groups, it has become an advocate and channel for change in the social, economic, educational and regenerative processes in play in Limerick and the surrounding areas.It is through this lens that its chief executive shares his experience of Limerick’s emergence from the difficulties of its past.“There was talk of multi-billion dollar companies replacing lost jobs. There was talk of film industry here. There was talk of many things happening including us becoming a hub for the tech industry and more.“What a hoot. But steadily the work has produced the results. We have major FDI employers, we have a film industry and we have our third level colleges feeding the economy more and more.“The conversations we are having across the board and then the ability to bring them to fruition is possibly the most exciting thing in the city – and that is what we in Limerick are about – just getting it done”.He believes that the education process has been “very supportive of Limerick’s ability to change and move on. We are producing bright kids out of UL, LIT and Mary I as well as the many other institutions that are feeding into them.Echoing this sentiment, LEDP manager George Lee said that when UL started out as the National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE), it coincided with Ireland’s entry into the EU.“Indigenous businesses began to struggle – bacon curing, shoemaking and more – but with the college we were actually beginning the process of setting ourselves up for the future.“We started producing graduates of quality and things started to happen with the arrival of top-level companies and this continues today.Looking towards the future, Liam McElligott says that with an expectation to deliver quickly on plans, “you are into the realms of instant gratification and that doesn’t exist.“Solid, steady and relentless progression is what you are looking for because that is more sustainable for the future.“The way the city and the region is going, it’s better that we cleared the mist with the unification of the local authorities and the combined unified message of business promotion.“We are operating on a level that we hadn’t done before and Limerick is now the most interesting city on the island.“It is one thing to have conversations but you have to make sure that people are listening as it is only a monologue otherwise.“We had a conversation one evening and it turned into the creation of Troy Studio – so anything is possible once the right people talk and create a partnership.“Since the early part of the century, Ireland exported its people to foreign lands. “We were sending up to 50,000 people a year out of the country in cattle boats. The future to me is turning our back on all of that and retaining what we have – even to the point of bringing people back to continue to drive our economy.“It is not inconceivable for Limerick to be a gateway in terms of multi-modal direct gateway portal into Europe.And as for Brexit, the LEDP boss is remarkably sanguine“It’s only a blip in life in terms of what we have already overcome,” he concludes. Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year NewsBusinessCommunityConverting conversations into real opportunitiesBy Staff Reporter – September 8, 2018 1517 Limerick on Covid watch list last_img read more

Students find companions in pets

first_imgWhen alumni laud the friendships forged at Notre Dame, they usually are referring to their classmates. Some students, however, find extra companionship in dorm or house pets. Senior Matt Jensen said his Betta Fish, Goldie, has been not only a companion since freshman year, but an ongoing lesson in responsibility. “Having a pet during my time at Notre Dame has been a fantastic and memorable experience,” he said. “Not only is she more loyal than my roommates, but her daily care stimulates my skills of discipline and careful responsibility during these formative years of my life.” While du Lac restricts students to “non-carnivorous fish in an aquarium less than 30 gallons,” some off-campus students use their newfound freedom to house a four-legged pet. Senior Mike Rose said the demands of his dog, Sammy, have forced him to establish a caretaking routine with his housemates. “I live at a house with my friends on the soccer team and a black lab named Sammy,” Rose said. “He has a pretty set schedule, which he reminds us of constantly, but between housemates, we are all able to split most of the duties.” While busy students’ schedules may not cater to dog ownership, Rose said friends and family have been willing to share the responsibilities when necessary. “We are able to have people take care of Sammy if we are out of town for a team trip or for any other reason, because pretty much anyone that meets him loves him,” he said. Senior Alyssa Sappenfield said the companionship of her cat Mango outweighs the added responsibility and expense. “During breaks, I always have to think about who can look after her,” she said. “I take care of everything concerning her, so it is a good practice in responsibility. This means food, litter, toys and vet bills, which can be pricey. Overall though, you get a little pal that loves you, which is really great.” Rose said he also enjoys the sense of companionship he gets from having a pet in the house. “One of the benefits of having the dog around is that there’s always someone at the house to entertain you or play with you even if all of the housemates are gone,” he said. Junior Shannon Hughes said she wishes on-campus students had more freedom with regard to housing pets. “Having pets around just makes everyone feel happier,” Hughes said. “I wish the rules were more lenient regarding pets in the dorms, but I understand how difficulties might arise with pets larger than fish.” Rose suggested that small, caged animals might be a reasonable option for students if du Lac were modified. “ND should open their policy up for animals, even though it would be tough to monitor,” he said. “I don’t think anyone is ready for dogs or cats in the dorms yet, but even smaller, less care-intensive animals would be good for students because it teaches them a lot of responsibility, and they are fun to play with. Could you imagine gerbil balls running through the dorms? It could be hilarious.” While some residence halls have adopted dogs, Hughes, a Walsh Hall resident, said campus could do with a few more. “We don’t have a dog in Walsh, but if we do ever get one, I think it will get more than enough love,” she said. “There are so many people in the dorm, and I think there would be more than enough people willing and happy to care for a dog.”last_img read more

Key Immune-System Process For Cancer Treatments Discovered

first_imgBy Dialogo August 12, 2009 I visit this site and acquainted with this.This site publish most useful and valuable article. I read this post and find lot of things . I am really happy for reading and knowing this post. SEO Services Argentine scientists have discovered the mechanism that blocks the human immune system, a “key” to developing treatments for cancer, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis, official sources announced. The group of researchers, led by Gabriel Rabinovich, discovered “the molecular gears” that cause the immune system to deactivate itself and allow, for example, the expansion of tumorous cells, according to a statement issued by the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet). The discovery is key to developing treatments for tumors or diseases like multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or diabetes, among others, which occur when the immune system activates itself without reason to do so and attacks the patient’s own tissues, the researchers explained. “This circuit that can turn off the defense system is known as ‘immunological tolerance.’ Building up tolerance is crucially important to avoiding the development of autoimmune diseases and promoting the acceptance of transplants,” Conicet noted. Dr. Rabinovich and his team discovered that in the presence of a protein (galectin-1), so-called dendritic cells become capable of turning off and shutting down the defense system. These cells acquire the name of “tolerance-inducing dendritic cells,” due to their ability to induce immunological tolerance during this process, in which two other proteins, interleukin-27 and interleukin-10, also play a role. The production of this last protein (interleukin-10) may finally suppress the defense system’s response both in autoimmune diseases and in infections and tumors. “In light of these results, it should be possible to look forward to new therapeutic horizons for various immune pathologies,” emphasized Rabinovich, a member of the faculty at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s largest university. “Having identified a complete system of immune-response resolution allows us better understanding of the immune system and the possibility of manipulating it for our benefit,” added Juan Martín Ilarregui, another of the researchers. The study, published today by the British scientific journal Nature Immunology, began in 2003 with experiments using human and mouse cells. Specialists Diego Croci, Germán Bianco, Marta Toscano, Mariana Salatino, Jorge Geffner, Mónica Vermeulen, and Juan Stupirski also took part in the research.last_img read more

Man with “Crime Pays” tattoo arrested

first_imgPolice in Terre Haute, Indiana are reporting that they have arrested a man with “Crime Pays” tattooed across his forehead.Donald Murray was arrested Monday after leading authorities on a short car chase in a stolen vehicle.He has since been charged with resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, and auto theft.This is Murray’s second arrest since December.  In December he was arrested for criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement.last_img

Oceanport Chief Graduates from FBI National Academy

first_imgOne of those matters most likely concerns a Dec. 17 incident at the racetrack, in which local authorities responded to a series of gunshots fired near the main gate around 1:30 p.m. No one was injured during the shooting and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is still investigating. Sincethe 1930s, the FBI National Academy has aimed to improve the administration ofjustice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise lawenforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide. Butan economic boom at both sites has led to some “pressing matters” that need tobe discussed, according to Oceanport Chief of Police Michael P. Kelly. Betweenonline and retail sports wagering platforms, the Monmouth Park Sports Book byWilliam Hill has earned approximately $23 million in revenue since opening itsdoors in June 2018. OCEANPORT – Four years ago, the future of Fort Monmouth and the viability of the Monmouth Park Racetrack were questionable. “Iwas down there for about three months, so there’s some things I need to catchup on here and bring back and implement some of the things I learned downthere, in terms of best practices,” Kelly said. “It’s all for the betterment ofthe people in our community. Withmore money circulating at the track’s Monmouth Park Sports Book and more FortMonmouth housing under construction bringing more people to Oceanport, some areconcerned that changes need to be made to public safety. Kellywas a member of the 278th graduating class, which included a select group ofexecutive law enforcement officers from around the globe. The chief said hisclass was composed of representatives from all 50 states, with 37 internationalparticipants. “It’sbasically like going back to college,” Mayor Jay Coffey said. “Chief Kellypretty much earned his master’s in law enforcement and our entire communitywill be better for it because we do have some unique challenges here, such asMonmouth Park, Fort Monmouth and events like the New Jersey Marathon eachspring.” “There’s a lot of changes happening. We’re growing as a town and the police department needs to grow and change with it,” Kelly said. These new challenges prompted Kelly to enroll in the FBI National Academy at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The 10-week program provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication and forensic science. This story originally appeared in the Jan. 16, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Leadersand managers of state, local, county, tribal, military, federal andinternational law enforcement agencies attend the academy. However,participation is by invitation only, by way of a nomination process. Followinggraduation, officers like Kelly are able to join the FBI National AcademyAssociates, Inc., an organization of more than 16,000 law enforcementprofessionals that works to increase standards of competency, cooperation andintegrity. Similarly,since 2016, the opening of 720 new residential units and further retaildevelopment at Fort Monmouth is in full swing, with nearly all of Oceanport’sdevelopable fort land accounted for, according Coffey. That developmentincludes the approval of a New Jersey City University satellite campus on a27-acre parcel formerly known as Squier Hall. Oceanport Police Chief Michael P. Kelly, right, was congratulated by FBI Director Christopher Wray during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony Dec. 20, 2019. Photo courtesy M. Kelly “Theysay only 1 percent of law enforcement gets selected to the program and it’sthat networking opportunity that’s the biggest thing for our department and ourcommunity,” Kelly said. “I now have friends and contacts across the country andin 37 different countries that I can work with a draw knowledge from to contendwith different situations concerning our public safety.”last_img read more

AVENGE HEADS COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 RODEO DRIVE STAKES FOR FILLIES AND MARES, THREE AND UP, GOING 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

first_imgKeri Belle – Norberto Arroyo, Jr. – 121Frenzified (GB) – Santiago Gonzalez – 121Queen of The Sand (IRE) – Brice Blanc – 121Avenge – Flavien Prat – 121Real Smart – Drayden VanDyke – 121Tiz a Kiss – Joe Talamo – 121Majestic Heat – Gary Stevens – 121Fresh Feline – Chantal Sutherland – 121Generosidade (URU) – Tiago Pereira – 121Nancy From Nairobi (GB) – Mike Smith – 121Decked Out – Kent Desormeaux – 118Zipessa – Florent Geroux – 121Elecktrum (IRE) – Victor Espinoza – 121Sobradora Inc (ARG) – Rafael Bejarano – 123First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/ -30-                 AVENGE: Fresh off back to back victories at Del Mar, including a head win in the Grade II, John C. Mabee Stakes, the 4-year-old filly by War Front will be seeking her third consecutive win Saturday. Bought for $650,000 out of the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, Avenge is owned by Ramona Bass. Flavien Prat, the go-to rider for many right now, returns to the trainer who mentored his quick rise in the industry, and to a horse he has won four out of six with.SOBRADORA INC: A 4-year-old Argentine-bred filly by the Broad Brush stallion, Include, Sobradora Inc has only one loss in a six race career that came in her last outing, a fifth place finish in the John C. Mabee to Avenge. Saturday will be her third U.S. start for trainer Simon Callaghan and owner Katsumi Yoshida and will retain the services of Rafael Bejarano, aboard for all three stateside starts.MAJESTIC HEAT: The “other Mandella” in the race looms a credible threat to the rest of the field and will also be seeking her third win in a row. A 4-year-old filly by Unusual Heat, “Majestic” is owned by Madeline Auerbach, Bardy Farm and Ron McCauley. Favored in her last two outings, Majestic Heat was the winner of a one mile turf allowance at Santa Anita in June, and most recently, won the Solana Beach Stakes at Del Mar August 14. Gary Stevens, aboard for the Grade III Autumn Miss Oct. 17 of last year, will again ride.DECKED OUT: Trained by Keith Desormeaux and owned by Big Chief Racing, LLC, Head of Plains Partners, LLC and Gene Voss, this 3-year-old filly by Street Boss will run in her sixth consecutive graded stakes race Saturday. “In the money” 50 percent of her 14 lifetime starts, Decked Out comes off a solid second place finish in the Grade I, Del Mar Oaks at 1 1/8 miles on the turf Aug. 20. Released on 9/28/16 – For more information, please contact Alexis Garske at [email protected] or call 626-574-6418. THE GRADE I RODEO DRIVE STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 8 (of 11)     Approximate post time 4:00 p.m. PST ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella will supply two doses of dangerous in Avenge and Majestic Heat in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on the grass for fillies and mares, three and up.A final prep for the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, the Rodeo Drive has attracted a very competitive field of 14, all vying for their chance at automatic entry, including entry fees paid into the World Championships race Nov. 5 at Santa Anita. RODEO DRIVE IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES AT SANTA ANITAlast_img read more

Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Twitter Headquarters

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#news#Real World#web The Westboro Baptist Church, home of the best known anti-gay protest organization in the US, led by Pastor Fred Phelps, has a new target for its public outcry. This Thursday afternoon the organization will be picketing outside the San Francisco headquarters of Twitter.NBC Bay Area reporter Jackson West unearthed the schedule for the group’s trip to the Bay Area and writes that after a day of protesting outside Jewish organizations, the congregation will travel to Twitter’s brand new office. The organization says that they aren’t protesting against Twitter, rather encouraging the organization to do its duty in serving God. Megan Phelps-Roper, granddaughter of Pastor Phelps, tweets: Don’t be silly! We’re not protesting Twitter as a platform; that’s like picketing television! =) We’re picketing the people who run @Twitter, who don’t use their position & voice to warn a generation of rebels of the consequences of their rebellion. Same goes for those at Foursquare & Gowalla (tho I personally find their products useless — at least relative to Twitter. =)Westboros, we’ve tried to browbeat the people at Twitter HQ into using the service in a different way, and it just doesn’t work. Besides, Facebook is right down the road and 10 times as big. Thankfully social media technologies like Twitter and Facebook are making it easier than ever for marginalized people, like young gay people, to have a public voice. As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg often says, accurately if perhaps cynically, more open communication on these kinds of platforms will bring about more understanding between people, more empathy and a more peaceful world. Maybe the Westboro Baptist Church ought to be protesting these platforms themselves after all, then. We’ll limit our comments on this noxious organization to that. Good luck on Thursday, folks at Twitter. I’m sure if you’d like some support, a Tweet-up wouldn’t be hard to [email protected] did not respond by press time to a public reply on Twitter requesting comment on this story. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Here Is How You Are Becoming a Commodity

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now There is this thing that you do that causes your prospective client to believe you are a commodity. When you do this, even though you believe you are making selling easier (something that should never be your goal), and even though you believe you are creating value for your prospective client, you are not doing either. What you are doing is commoditizing your company and contributing to the commoditization of your industry.What you are doing that creates such a negative result is trying to lower the price your prospective client is paying now.Reducing the price that a person or company pays for something is not the same thing as lowering their costs. These two outcomes are not at all the same. A lower price moves towards reduced outcomes, as outcomes follow the direction of the investment. This is the reduction of value, not an increase. A higher price moves towards greater outcomes, as more money is being invested in producing those outcomes. This is why you see two companies in the same industry with gigantic differences in price and produce a net profit (their real profit after they pay for their costs of goods and their operating costs) that is almost exactly the same.When you suggest that your client can produce the same or better result at a lower price, you are creating the perception that what you sell is a commodity, that there is no differentiation between you and your competitor and that no greater value can be created. You have made this clear by focusing on reducing the price they are paying instead of creating greater value, which would focus on something else, like lowering costs, improving some area of their business, capturing market share, capitalizing on some opportunity, or dozens and dozens of other worthy outcomes.If you believe that it is true that your prospective client should change to your company for a reduction in price, then that same prospect that moves from their current provider to your company is right to change to any other company that can promise to do what you do for less than you are doing it for now. In a lot of markets, there is a race to the bottom, but that isn’t a race you want to win.Even if you are a commodity, it doesn’t pay to sell like one. If you want to make selling easier, you go the other direction and do the work of providing a reason to choose you over your competitors—one that isn’t going to be threatened by a competitor who offers to save your client a few bucks by lowering the amount they are investing.last_img read more

24 days agoEx-Inter Milan striker Eto’o: Balotelli gave us only 10% of what he can do

first_imgEx-Inter Milan striker Eto’o: Balotelli gave us only 10% of what he can doby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o says Mario Balotelli could’ve been a worldbeater.Eto’o was still with Inter as Balotelli, now with Brescia, was breaking through as a teenager.He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Mario loves me like a little brother, but he never showed even 10% of his qualities.”The Mario I saw in training when he wanted to, I never saw the same in a game. “Too bad, in some moments he knew how to mark the hearts of those who watched him, but he could have marked them every day for twenty years…” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: Georgia, Alabama Players Had To Be Separated On The Field Pre-Game

first_imgGeorgia and Alabama players had to be separated during pregame warmups.Georgia-Bama Pre-GameAlabama and Georgia are less than a half hour away from kick-off, and emotions are already running high in Athens. According to media members on the scene, Georgia and Alabama players engaged in some taunting pre-game, with Bulldog players meeting the Crimson Tide as the team took the field. Oh my, Georgia players rushing to the sideline to get in faces of Bama players as they come on the field. Refs had some work separating them— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) October 3, 2015Looked like a good bit of chest-bumping between Alabama and Georgia players when UA came out of the tunnel onto the field— Tommy Deas (@tommydeas) October 3, 2015Alabama player jumped up/down coming out of tunnel in corner of UGA endzone, Georgia players responded with own jumping. But no brawl— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzAJC) October 3, 2015AL.com’s Michael Casagrande has video of the mini-altercation.Almost got ugly pre game. Alabama and Georgia players barking. Refs separate them. pic.twitter.com/0rzui88i5O— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) October 3, 2015This game is shaping up to be an intense one.last_img read more