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Twitter Previous articleLimerick FC have one hand on the titleNext articleFirst steps in delivering new Shannon plan agreed admin Facebook NewsLocal NewsGardaí will address city crime concernsBy admin – October 5, 2012 522 WhatsApp Email Linkedin Print GARDA duty rosters have been overlapped to help combat the incidence of night-time crime in Limerick city centre. Details of a range of crime prevention measures were outlined by Henry Street gardaí at a meeting with city centre retailers to encourage greater communication between businesses and gardaí. Among other measures discussed was the provision of a Garda kiosk in the city centre or that gardaí could occupy a vacant retail premises to maintain a visible presence in the main retail district.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A Garda spokesperson told the Limerick Post: “Everyone is anxious to ensure the city centre is an environment that people can enter morning, noon and night without fear of being put upon.”The meeting was facilitated by Limerick Local Heroes. The attendance was addressed by Garda Superintendents Dave Sheahan and Frank O’Brien and Sergeants Brian Broderick and Kevin Balfe of the Community Gardaí.Nigel Dugdale, project manager at Limerick Local Heroes, commented: “It was a very positive meeting. There was a great turnout and we hope it will be the start of a consultation process to improve communications between the gardaí and retailers.”“One issue that arose was the perception that the streets of Limerick are unsafe. Statistically, the level of crime in Limerick City has actually reduced although there are still issues that retailers face on a daily basis. This perception of Limerick City is definitely something that needs to be addressed.”Referring to the provision of a city centre kiosk, Mr Dugdale said that the gardaí “didn’t knock the suggestion as it was something that was done before on O’Connell Street in Dublin,”“They weren’t saying that the gardaí should move into the city centre completely. it would just be for them to have a presence there and give people a sense of safety and a place where they could drop in and voice any issues they have.”The Garda spokesperson noted that other matters which were brought to attention included begging in the city centre, and charity fundraisers “collecting money using harrassment.”Mr Dugdale remarked: “The guards actually don’t have the power to move these fundraisers on as they may be granted licences in district courts outside our jurisdiction. It’s something that may need to be addressed at a higher level.”A further meeting will be held after the Christmas period. Advertisement
“We expect the worst is yet to come, with the state of emergency in Japan and the severity of the pandemic among Western nations continuing to derail the Japanese economy,” said Naoya Oshikubo, senior economist at SuMi TRUST.Nevertheless, the first-quarter result was slightly better than economists had forecast, with expectations for a 1.1-percent decline.Japan has been hit less hard than most advanced economies by the coronavirus, with just over 16,000 cases in the whole country and around 750 deaths.However, authorities were concerned there could be an explosive spike — especially in the densely populated capital Tokyo — and urged people to stay indoors and businesses to shut down. Topics : Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency that was lifted last week for most of the country but kept in place for economic powerhouse regions Tokyo and Osaka.”Personal consumption has been the main casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic as consumer spending has been greatly affected by this due to people staying at home,” Oshikubo said. “But uncertainty stemming from the spread of the virus has also hit private capital investment as companies curtail their expenditure programs,” added the expert. ‘Significantly worse’In an attempt to mitigate the worst effects of the crisis, Abe has pledged to give every citizen a cash handout of 100,000 yen ($930).The handout was part of a package of stimulus measures worth around $1 trillion to protect jobs, bolster the medical sector and ease the pain for working families.Tourism has dropped by as much as 90 percent, industry and trade have ground to a halt and the virus also forced the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics that was seen as providing a boost to the economy.According to the details of the GDP report, private consumption dropped 0.7 percent quarter-on-quarter, with both household consumption and corporate investment slipping 0.8 percent and 0.5 percent respectively.But as the coronavirus pandemic battered the global economy, Japanese exports were the hardest hit, falling by six percent compared to the previous quarter.The full impact of the coronavirus on Japan’s economy has still to be felt and economists are bracing for a catastrophic second quarter.Oshikubo said his organization was forecasting an eyewatering 10.2-percent plunge in the second quarter, which would be the worst since the 2008 financial crisis.Yoshiki Shinke, chief economist at Dai-ichi Life Research Institute, told AFP the second quarter would be “significantly worse”, forecasting a decline of around six to seven percent.”As to the question of when the economy will pick up, it all depends on the number of infected and when the virus fades out.” Japan dived into its first recession since 2015, according to official data Monday, with the world’s third-largest economy shrinking by 0.9 percent in the first quarter as it wrestles with the fallout from the coronavirus.The drop in gross domestic product followed a 1.9-percent decline in the fourth quarter of 2019 as a tax hike and typhoons hit Japan hard — even before the pandemic shut down much of the economy.A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth and some analysts predicted the Japanese economy would suffer worse as the effects of the coronavirus become clear.
The Second round of the 2015 Ghana premier league is upon us and managers and players alike are eager to improve their season standings when games kick off on Sunday June 7 at designated league centers across the country.You don’t need telling: your premier video podcast “Ghana League Cypher”, aimed at promoting the Ghana Premier League is returning with match day 15 downloads on partner websites including Myjoyonlne.com, Ghanasoccernet, Footy Ghana , and Ghana News Agency available on Monday 8th June 2015 .Consistent previews, reviews and authoritative analysis of the First Capital Plus Premier League enjoyed during the first round is responsible for the show’s fast growing audience on social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube .The new look “Ghana league Cypher” will see an extension from the initial 15 minutes after calls for lengthier discussions but will still keep its crisp and brief nature.The show will be anchored by recipient of the 2013/2014 best Journalist at promoting the GPL award, George Addo Jnr-The statistics session which was introduced in episode 2 will take prominence in the latest episode as vital statistics and other matters are well delved into. Analysts, personnel and invited stakeholders on the show will still be top-class and people well acquainted with what’s transpiring in and around the domestic league.Downloads for Week 16 review and Week 17 preview in the First Capital Plus Premier League will be available for your digest on Monday June 8.Get up to speed with the very latest on the Ghana League Cypher.
“He’s still a young guy and he’s going to get past all this at some point. He’s being tested for some reason,” A’s … MESA, Ariz. — The A’s were hoping this was the spring they could finally get a good look at promising pitching prospect James Kaprielian, but they will have to wait a little longer.The right-hander had a setback just before the start of spring training, and an MRI revealed a strained lat muscle. Kaprielian will be shut down for the next two weeks and be re-evaluated Feb. 27.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Now is the time to nominate your favorite CCA, that’s certified crop adviser. Many producers may not know that they have a CCA at their local retailer, as their seed sales person or in the SWCD or NRCS office, or even at the county Extension office. But CCAs are almost everywhere in Ohio where crop growing advice is needed. The Ohio CCA Board has an annual program to highlight and give thanks to the best in the state. The CCA of the Year will also be recognized at the Conservation Tillage Conference in Ada on March 2, 2016: http://ctc.osu.edu.For information on the CCA of the Year Award and to see a list of past winners: http://www.oaba.net/aws/OABA/pt/sp/cca_award. Chuck Gates of Seed Consultants, Inc. was the winner last year. Nominations can come from growers or co-workers. The nomination form is a list of short-answer questions that we try to make easy for the submitter. For a nomination form for your favorite CCA go to http://go.osu.edu/CCAofYear2016.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) held their annual meeting a few weeks back in New Orleans. There is a huge interest now in the digital management of medical records and information. Standards are slowly taking hold for accelerating the capture, collection and collaboration of medical data. HL7 (Health Level 7) has emerged as a data exchange standard for clinical, financial and adminstrative information. Every major medical information systems vendor supports HL7 protocols for data exchange. But paper still abounds in the system. The Health Care Financing Adminsitration (HCFA) has initiated changes to some of the most common forms used for billing — and that’s making news. The uniform billing form is used by hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, home health agencies and other institutional providers. The uniform method of billing was first introduced in 1975 as a simplified and nationally accepted billing form.For 2007, the existing ‘standard bill’ UB-92 form has been redesigned and is being updated. After May 22, 2007 the previous version of the form will no longer be accepted. It is being replaced with a newer version called UB-04. The newer form realigns data to be more consistent with the electronic version of the same form and provides additional space for alternative reporting of data.At HIMSS07 there was significant interest in how to prepare for the capture and OCR processing of the new UB-04 forms. It looks like small steps are happening towards aligning paper with electronic data capture. But until the focus moves away from paper to digital we’re still a long way from reforming the existing system.
New York City is home to plenty of high-density, high-tech residential buildings, including 8 Spruce Street, the spectacular stainless-steel-clad apartment tower in lower Manhattan that was designed by Frank Gehry. The city also is a wonderland of aged apartment buildings. Although these buildings lend the neighborhoods a certain Old New York dignity, they also operate with Old New York inefficiency.These old buildings are perfect candidates for energy efficiency retrofits. Many landlords, though, have been reluctant to spend money on upgrades whose potential for energy savings has been supported mainly by anecdotal information or by piecemeal analyses of system improvements. Lenders, too, have been reluctant to underwrite such projects.But hard data is on the way. A study commissioned by Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Deutsche Bank, and Living Cities, a nonprofit collaboration of 22 foundations and financial institutions, focused on the effects of energy efficiency retrofits in 19,000 affordable housing units in and near New York City. As a recent story in the New York Times explains, the study, which is scheduled to be released in November, shows that the retrofits reduced fuel bills by an average of 19% and electricity bills by 10%, yielding an annual savings of $240 for fuel and $70 for electricity per apartment.Finding lenders’ comfort zoneConducted by New York-based consulting firms Steven Winter Associates and HR&A Advisors, the study zeroed in on a variety of retrofit projects, including one at an 88-unit, two-building complex in Manhattan called Terrific Tenements, where the installation of new boilers and heating controls reduced fuel costs by 50%. Annual savings in one building averaged $551 per apartment, and in the other building $355 per apartment, the Times story notes.Improvements in another apartment building – this one in the town of Yonkers, just north of the city – included the installation of new windows, energy-efficient lighting, Energy Star refrigerators, and the implementation of an energy savings incentive program for tenants. Taken together, the retrofits and incentive program helped reduce overall electricity usage in the building by more than 25%.To encourage lenders to underwrite energy efficiency retrofit projects of this sort, the city this year launched a public-private partnership that will provide collateral guarantees to lenders. Funding for the partnership’s guarantee program, called the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation, will come from a portion of $37.5 million in federal stimulus funds granted to the city.“We are trying to catalyze a new financing market to satisfy the growing demand for retrofits,” Susan Leeds, the chief executive of the Energy Efficiency Corporation, told the Times.
How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Technology has always been positive for impacting businesses. Technology is the grease on the wheels that will bring growth to your business. With growth as your mindset, here are a few facts you can’t ignore namely, that the positive evolution of your business depends on the tech revolution.After the Industrial Revolution, the business world remained the same for about a century. Most people suppose that we can safely say that another industrial revolution won’t ever happen again — can we safely say that? We’re witnessing the positive evolution of the technology revolution. It’s developing, mutating, and adapting at such an exponential rate that we can’t help but get swept away with its progress. Regardless as to whether you’re ready — the tech wave has not even crested. Some people find it surprising that we’ve come this far — but looking back over the past five years is shocking. Technology has quickly changed almost everything about how businesses operate — with zero concern about the size of the entity. This unprecedented growth brings about both tangible and intangible benefits that help you increase your bottom line. As business becomes better equipped to meet their customers’ demands, they enter the growth-hacking phase. In turn, this growth affects a business’ culture, efficiency, relationships, security of confidential information and its trade advantages.Cloud ComputingCloud computing allows businesses large and small to move some of their operations to third-party servers accessible via Internet connectivity. Not only does this allow for variable data packages but also for rapid (on-demand) expansion and mobility without the fear of downtime, crashes, or permanently lost data. The cloud computing has allowed small business access to resources that would have been cost prohibitive for them in the past and has evened the playing field when it comes to competing against corporations with far more funding.Technology’s Social ImpactBusinesses can no longer afford to operate in a vacuum. With the rise of social networking, the world has shrunk even further than ever before. The social impact of technology means that people from all over the world can connect to you without worrying about things like geography, time zones, finances, or even social status. Operating in the open (as in full disclosure) also means that while in the past you could get away with offering just “okay” customer service, products and services — now a lax attitude with regards to your customers will result in a hateful Facebook rant or a bad review on some rating site like Yelp. Unfortunately, it’s also true that what goes on the Internet stays on the Internet so once you earn a bad reputation, it will stick with you for a long time. The longevity of “a bad reputation” is why businesses of all sizes must be concerned about their digital footprint and their social identity from today — forward until forever. It’s also why so many businesses are hiring community managers to not only watch for potential “bad press” but also to take a proactive stance against it when possible.A Changing Consumer BaseToday, Millennials are the main driving force of businesses, the economy, and the world. It won’t be long before they represent more than half of the American workforce and reach their peak affluence – and influence. The changing consumer base means that the Millennials will have the most money to spend and the least financial obligations holding them back from consuming it. There are more Millenials than Baby Boomers in the world today, and they have a looser hold on their wallets — coupled with a strong desire for near-instant gratification. They’re also the ones who’ve been raised on digital technology. Entering the world with a computer in their hands means the Millennial is the most wired generation. Even more incredible, they’re responsible for forcing businesses to become more tech-savvy. Shockingly, Millennials are willing to take on the responsibility to teach the other generations; they like this position — and they’re good at it.Cost CuttingA voice AI phone system is a wise way for businesses to succeed in today’s “buyer’s market.” The AI bots are much easier to use and affordable than most of the solutions that were offered in the past. Numerous tech-savvy and entrepreneurial minds can exploit this system for its advantages — and have also multiplied them exponentially — for you. You don’t need to be a multi-million-dollar company to take advantage of this tech today. These great AI bots came from minds that can create an affordable system for you in just a few weeks. While it won’t lack anything that the big competitors are using, it’ll also be so simple to use that you won’t need to hire a dedicated employee or sign a long-term service contract.ConnectivityTechnology has also made it easier for everyone to stay in touch. Coworkers and employees can always be reached within minutes via texting or video chat. You can send targeted promotional email blasts to prequalified customers who are shopping at nearby businesses. Mobile technology almost seamlessly blends with communication software today and creates a hyper-real web that’s filled with real-time information.Communicating with CustomersTechnology affects how you interact with your customers — which is essential because of the busy environment we now live in. Today’s websites must let their customers find answers to their questions even after hours. If you are in product and need to ship; fast shipment options are no longer a perk — it’s a must. Your product must be able to across large geographic areas — faster than Superman. Technologies like these benefit your clients and customers helping to catapult your brand forward creating a stronger bond with your public image.Operational EfficiencyWith technology on your side, you’ll also have a better understanding of your financial needs and how to better use resources like time and physical space. Using technology in your warehouse, lets you understand how to manage your storage costs. Today’s busy executives can hold online meetings instead of traveling to them. When you use the right technology in these various ways, you’ll save time and money. SecurityMost of today’s businesses are subject to security threats and vandalism. You can use technology to protect your company’s financial data, confidential executive decisions, and proprietary information. Take prodigious care so that you won’t succumb to hackers or be taken over by your competition. Always take (at least) the simple steps to protect your hard work, like using passwords on your computers — and changing them often.Deciding Where to go From HereTechnology is in a vast mammoth wave — and you should think of it in that way. You can either ride it or wipe out — but the one thing you definitely can’t do is ignore it. Technology is progressing at such a rapid pace today that failure to adapt not only means you’ll get left behind much sooner than you can even guess. You can find yourself becoming obsolete while other companies — who were wise enough to adopt new strategies of all kinds, using tech. Keep a clear working consciousness about tech’s offerings to help you growth hack success. Take on tech’s positive evolution in your business — including how you act and present yourself. Don’t allow other businesses to reap all the positive rewards. Adopting technology doesn’t mean that you need to rebuild your business. What embracing the available technology does entail is putting action into understanding how technology affects your business. Increase your competitive advantage — with technology — so your business will stand the test of time. Related Posts Mila Jones Tags:#business#cloud#cloud computing#Customer#security#technology AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Mila Jones is a Senior Business Consultant, with rich experience in the domains of technology consulting and strategy, she works with both established technology brands and market entrants to offer research inputs and insights on leveraging technology as a source of strategic competitive advantage. She is a prolific author and shares her expertise with tech enthusiasts on popular digital publishing platforms. Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T…
Automated Savings and Payments are a Tough Sell-Automatic savings plans will not work for those with volatile incomes who will resist strategies that involve regular payments or deposits that won’t allow them flexibility to “juggle” expenses when needed. By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected] post is part of an ongoing series to support our annual upcoming three-day learning event. The Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event will be held June 5-7 and this year will focus on the soft skills financial professionals need to effectively meet the needs of their clients and students. Learn more and register for sessions here.Personal Financial Management (PFM) program personnel often counsel families with irregular incomes. While a service member’s pay might be consistent, that of a spouse or a sideline job might not. Income instability is the theme of The Financial Diaries by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider.The book describes a year-long study of 235 households in five states. From almost 300,000 cash flow records that were collected, the book paints a picture of family financial instability that is difficult to see in studies that measure one-time income “snapshots.” A major cause is jobs with unpredictable pay and irregular hours.According to the authors, “the instability of families’ incomes has risen faster than the inequality of families’ incomes.” Difficult choices often have to be made as a result (e.g., paying bills late, borrowing money from friends, and payday loans). An overriding theme of the book was respondents’ desire for financial stability.Below are insights from The Financial Diaries for professionals who counsel people with volatile incomes:Standard Budgeting Techniques Don’t Work- Morduch and Schneider note that “volatility wreaks havoc with all the standard advice on how to manage finances. How do you create a realistic budget-and stick to it- if for half the year your income isn’t close to average?”Income Dips Have Negative Effects- Income dips can lead to delayed or forgone medical care, missed bills, late fees, utility disconnections, evictions, and damaged credit. Another negative impact is that coping with a volatile income saps time and attention (i.e., mental bandwith) from parenting and relationships.Income Volatility Affects Eligibility for Safety Net Programs- Families may qualify for food stamps, health insurance subsidies, and Medicaid at certain points in time but not at others, necessitating frequent applications for benefits. Lost health benefits can cause interruptions in care for chronic health conditions.Poverty Can be Temporary– Some families in The Financial Diaries moved in and out of poverty, a phenomenon that is not uncommon in America. U.S. Census data indicate that 90 million people, nearly one-third of all Americans, experienced poverty for two months or more between 2009 and 2011.Appearances Can be Deceiving– Many Diaries households were middle class on paper but were clearly financially stressed. In addition, they lacked less visible markers of middle income financial stability including peace of mind, financial “breathing room,” and adequate savings for emergencies and retirement.Tax Refund Savings is Tough Sell- It can be difficult to persuade people to save part of their tax refund because many already know how they are going to spend it- and long-term savings isn’t on the list. Instead, people plan to pay for long-delayed urgent needs and arrearages on debts and household bills. Tax refunds are a key component of a process the authors call “Smoothing [consumption] and Spiking [income].”Relationships Drive Financial Decisions– Relationships can help or hurt. The book describes savings groups where people build a “pot” to help each other out. Some people were also expected to lend money to others. One joined an IDA program to “lock up” her money and have an acceptable excuse to say “no.”Planning is Illusive- People with volatile incomes don’t have the luxury of developing long-term financial plans. Instead, their planning time horizons can best be described as “now, soon, and later.”