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Jobs boost for Limerick with new furniture store opening

first_imgLinkedin Danish furniture retailer Jysk has announced plans to open a shop in Limerick in March 2020.Jysk opened its first Irish store in Naas, Co Kildare last April followed by outlets in Drogheda, Navan, Portlaoise and Youghal.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Next Summer further stores will open in Carlow, Dublin, Sligo and Cork City.instagram.com/jysk.ie“Our goal is to establish new Jysk locations in towns and cities all over Ireland, so we can contribute to the local economy, especially in smaller communities where our job creation will be extremely valuable,” said Jysk Ireland country manager Roni Tuominen.Jysk is expected to have 10 full-time staff on average. LimerickNewsJobs boost for Limerick with new furniture store openingBy Meghann Scully – January 7, 2020 1816 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Emailcenter_img Previous articleGo on a virtual run with Ciara to help Children’s Grief CentreNext articleThe Breakdown EP126 Munster’s Worrying Slide Runs Into Crucial European Week Meghann Scully Advertisement TAGSJyskKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Afghan selectors opt for experience in squads for Windies tour

first_imgKABUL, Afghanistan (CMC) – Afghanistan selectors have opted for experience in two squads chosen to tour West Indies for three One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals next month.Captain Asghar Stanikzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib, all fixtures in the national side’s set-up in recent years, have been included in both squads for the June 2-14 limited overs series.“The West Indies are an experienced team and the Afghanistan Cricket Board has done its best to select experienced players for the series,” said chief selector Nawroz Mangal.Missing, however, is Afghanistan’s leading batsman and opener Mohammad Shehzad who was recently banned by the International Cricket Council after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol in January.In his absence, Stanikzai will shoulder much of the responsibility of the batting. He has been in good form this year with a first-class hundred and an ODI hundred against Ireland last March.The ACB also said the squad would spend just over two weeks in India preparing for the West Indies assignment.“The team will travel to India on May 11 and will have training sessions for 15 days so that they are further prepared for the matches against West Indies,” Mangal confirmed.The T20I series will be played at Warner Park in St Kitts June 2-5 with the ODI series set for the Darren Sammy National Stadium in St Lucia from June 9 to 14.Afghanistan open the series with a one-day tour match in St Kitts.SQUADS:ODI – Asghar Stanikzai, Noor Ali Zadran, Javid Ahmadi, Usman Ghani, Rahmat Shah Zarmati, Nasir Jamal, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbuddin Naib, Rashid Khan Arman, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Shapoor Zadran, Amira Hamza Hotak, Dawlat Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Farid Malik.T20I – Asghar Stanikzai, Noor Ali Zadran, Javid Ahmadi, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najeeb Zadran, Gulbaddin Naib, Rashid Khan Arman, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Shapoor Zadran, Amira Hamza Hotak, Farid Malik, Dawlat Zadran, Karim Janat.last_img read more

Narain claims Open title

first_imgANSA McAL Trading Ltd Lucozade Handicap Squash Tournament…The ANSA McAL-sponsored Lucozade Handicap Squash Tournament ended on Sunday with Nicholas Narain (-15) being crowned king after a three-game battle in which each point had spectators spellbound with the standard of play of both athletes.Nicholas NarainNicholas Verwey (-10) was a truly worthy opponent in this ultimate match-up for the title. He displayed irrefutable evidence of his disciplined training regimen and enthusiasm for the game. As Narain tactically kept Verwey off the T and worked him around the whole court in the first game, Verwey’s retrieval skills kept the rallies running long; and often, 20+ shots were kept in play by either player performing the impossible.In the second game, Verwey used his drops effectively and worked Narain into the corners to secure the win; but the third game of an outstanding match of great depth, great squash and great athletes landed on the side of the experienced Narain for the 15/14, 13/15, 15/11 win.Daniel Ince took the Plate title, while Louis DaSilva obtained his first title in the Category ‘A’ group, and Lajaun Munroe nabbed the ‘A’ Plate.In the Open Plate, after a game apiece, the tired legs of both players in the third game between Daniel Ince (-9) and Ian Mekdeci (-4) slowed down what had been a fast-paced clash. Ince took the first in smooth fashion with tight lengths and low drops. Mekdeci pulled it back in the second, pushing to hold Ince off at 15/14. In the decider, relying on talent rather than fitness, Ince was able to move up his deficit and close off the game at 15/9, 14/15, 15/11.The title of the Category ‘A’ was earned by a much improved Louis DaSilva (-8) over Zachary Persaud (-8). DaSilva came out strong and played a clever tactical game from the outset, placing his shots to get them past Persaud.Persaud came out determined in the second game and made his bid to stay in the game with tighter play, which set him ahead. DaSilva kept his head and worked away to even out, and eventually push in the last two points to close off in straight games 15/6, 15/14.For the Category ‘A’ plate, Joshua Verwey made a valiant effort with good lengths against eventual winner Lajaun Munroe. Munroe forced the younger Verwey into every corner of the court as he worked him through most of the rallies, but Verwey stuck with it and kept the scores close.Munroe managed a 13/15 win in the first, and Verwey answered with a 15/14 win in the second, but couldn’t quite hold on in the third, and conceded the decider. Munroe triumphed 15/13, 14/15, 15/12.The Guyana Squash Association would like to extend their gratitude to long-time sponsors ANSA McAL Trading Ltd for making the tournament possible.Sunday’s resutsOpen CategoryNicholas Narain (-15) defeated Nicholas Verwey (-10) 15/14, 13/15, 15/11Deje Dias (-15) defeated Gianni Carpenter (5) 15/, 15/Open PlateDaniel Ince (-9) defeated (-4) 15/9, 14/15, 15/11Kirsten Gomes (0) defeated Ethan Jonas (4) 15/9, 12/15, 15/12Category ALouis DaSilva (-8) defeated Zachary Persaud (-8) 15/6, 15/14Shiloh Asregado (3) defeated Matthew Spooner (9) 15/8, 15/6Category A PlateLajuan Munroe (5) defeated Joshua Verwey (3) 15/13, 14/15, 15/12Teija Edwards (0) defeated Angel Rahamin (2) 13/15, 15/12, 15/9last_img read more

Bill would open saving accounts for newborns

first_img“This is the essence of equal opportunity. Every child, every person ought to get a head start,” said Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, who introduced the bill with Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga. About 566,000 children are expected to be born in California next year. If families added $50 a month to the state’s initial contribution, the savings account would grow to nearly $17,500 at 5 percent interest over 18 years. Steinberg said that would promote saving money in a culture that now is carrying record levels of debt and has the lowest savings rate since the Great Depression. “It sounds like another give-away with other people’s money – `a chicken in every pot,”‘ said Jim Uhler, spokesman for The National Tax Limitation Committee in Roseville, a Sacramento suburb. “With the budget in the red again … we have other pressing issues.” Dutton said the money would be “an investment in the child’s future,” said his spokesman, Larry Venus. “He looks at this as a hand up, not a hand out.” SACRAMENTO – Every child born in California would get a $500 savings account to start building a nest egg for college or down payment for a home, under a bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in the state Senate. The proposal would cost taxpayers about $285 million a year. A similar program has increased savings in Great Britain since 2002, but California would be the first state in the nation to enact it, said David Lesher, California program director for the nonprofit New America Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. A national savings program has been pending in Congress since 2005. Under the bill, every child born in California after Jan. 1, 2008, would receive the money, regardless of their parents’ income or immigration status. Recipients would repay the state’s initial $500 investment once they turn 18. Steinberg said the state’s $131 billion annual budget spends taxpayers’ money on far more dubious programs. “There’s no question these are significant dollars,” Steinberg said. “But look, we spend so much more on things that don’t have nearly as much significant value.” The bill does not address what happens to the account if a child dies before turning 18.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Photo library: Tourism and leisure 3

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Beachfront stroll, with a container ship coming into the harbour in the background. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Beachfront hotels. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The shark tank at uShaka Marine World theme park aquarium. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The aquarium at uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The aquarium at uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The aquarium at uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The aquarium at uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The dolphin arena at Sea World in the uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The seal show at Sea World in the uShaka Marine World theme park. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageTOURISM AND LEISURE 3:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Microsoft Office 365 Is Not A Good Deal For Singles

first_imgMicrosoft’s new subscription-based model for its Office productivity suite has a price tag that initially seems appealing for home and small business users… but is the bottom line cost really a savings for everyone?It’s no secret that over the years, the real cash cow for Microsoft hasn’t been its venerable Windows operating system, but rather the bountiful profit margins it enjoys every time it sells a box full of Microsoft Office.Running The NumbersOne reason is the steep retail prices for the package. Indeed, even with Office 2013, the retail price for the top-level edition, Office Professional, goes for a hefty $399.99. Office Professional gets you Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and the yes-it’s-still-alive database known as Access.At $400 a pop, that’s a chunk of serious change for small businesses that might not be big enough to qualify for multi-seat license discounts. The next-highest offering, Office Home and Business, which drops Publisher and Access, runs for $219.99, a bit more reasonable.Drop Outlook and the pricing gets even friendlier: $139.99 for Office Home and Student. Frankly, if I were going to buy Office for my home, this would be the one I would get, because my mail and calendaring is handled by Google and there are better desktop publishing tools and databases out there than Publisher and Access, respectively.The Subscription AlternativeInto this pricing mix comes Office 365 Home Premium, which will set you back for $99.99/year. For a low, low $8.25 a month, you can get online access to the all of the tools in the jam-packed Office Professional, plus a 20GB SkyDrive cloud-storage account and 60 minutes of Skype calling a month. Oh, and that’s for up to five PCs/Macs.That seems like too good a deal to be true. What’s the catch?Well, let’s remember the reason Microsoft is getting in the subscription business in the first place: its prized Office revenue has been drying up lately as fewer users are upgrading to new versions of Office, or are turning to alternatives like LibreOffice or Google Documents. Switching to a subscription model helps keep the revenue stream steadier in times of declining Office purchases.With that in mind, it seems like there is going to be a catch. But analyzing the costs alone, there seems to be a real deal going on here. Breaking out a hypothetical situation for five PCs using each flavor of the Office releases for three years, the costs break down to:Office 365 Home Premium: $299.97 Office Home and Student: $699.95 Office Home and Business: $1,099.95 Office Professional: $1,999.95One Is The Most Expensive NumberSo, if you’re working with multiple PCs, the subscription plan is definitely a better deal. Care should be taken, though, for users with only one PC. Over the same hypothetical three years, those costs break down this way:Office 365 Home Premium: $299.97 Office Home and Student: $139.99 Office Home and Business: $219.99 Office Professional: $399.99Unless single-PC users truly covet the desktop publisher, database and other gimcracks tossed into Office 365, then Home and Student or Home and Business are better deals over three years. Heck, even over just two years, Office 365 is still more expensive than the offering most Office users really need, Office Home and Student.The Inevitable CaveatsThere is, as one might expect, quite a bit of comparing apples and oranges here. Office 365 will update as time goes on, while the boxed sets will stay the same for as long as you own them (allowing for service pack releases, of course).That might be balanced by the fact that the Skype account just offers an hour of calls per month – bust that limit, and suddenly your monthly bill is not static anymore. And Mac users are out of luck if they want to use OneNote, Publisher or Access on Office 365.Plus, there are still lots of questions on how closely Microsoft will be monitoring the usage of the Office 365 subscriptions. As ReadWrite’s Mark Hachman revealed last week, the answers are still not clear.Based on price alone and assuming the most vanilla interpretation of Microsoft’s pricing model, if you are really set on using Microsoft Office and have multiple PCs in your home or business, it makes sense to try the Office 365 option, as long as you can manage Skype calls and assure your Internet connection is rock-solid.But if you’re a single PC/Mac user, you could stay with the old-fashioned install-the-application options and save yourself quite a bit of money over time.Image courtesy of Microsoft. Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts brian proffitt Tags:#Microsoft Office center_img How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

Does that Make Cents? Ways to Help Kids and Teens Learn about Money

first_imgBy: Carol Church & David L. Sexton, Jr.PhotoSpin [Boy in a Suit with Red Piggy Bank by Olga Kriger]As parents and those who work with parents know, it can sometimes feel like there’s an overwhelming amount of information to convey to kids before they grow up. They need to know how to have a healthy relationship…how to run a household…how to treat others…how to hold a job…and, oh yes, how to manage money! This last one is, of course, very important, but for many parents, it can be easy to forget, avoid, or put off.Of course, there’s no substitute for the power of setting a good example and talking regularly to children and teens about money-related topics. From an early age, parents should help their kids learn about things like savings and budgeting. That’s why it is so important to ensure that communication lines between you are your children are open and strong. Bryant and Levin (2003) provide tips for parents to open up communication with their kids, specifically about personal finances. One of their suggestions is to avoid engaging in lectures, and instead try to give your kids a “hands on” role in the family finances. In other words, rather than vaguely trying to explain to kids the ins and outs of personal finance, try to engage them by using your own as an example and involving kids in the management process. This gives them the opportunity to learn practically and understand that these particular lessons will be useful in the future.Bryant and Levin also suggest trying to be transparent about finances so your kids can learn early on just how expensive it is to live! In addition to supporting openness in your relationship with your kids and modeling the importance of managing money properly, this will also likely lead to more respect from your kids as they realize how hard you work just to do basic things like putting food on the table. Finally, the next step would be to get them involved in managing their own money! For instance, you can start by having kids designate some of their allowance to saving, some to spending, and some to giving away. And at the store, they can help parent’s comparison shop and think about what makes a bargain. Of course, topics like debt and interest should be brought up, preferably with real-life examples and stories.But for those parents who may feel like they need some more help bringing home these lessons, there are lots of great learning tools out there. And what do kids love? Okay, we all know the answer to that. Apps and the Internet! Read on for a list of useful, educational, and just plain fun sites, tools, and apps for parents and educators who want to help children and teens grow up to be money-smart.Websites Farm Blitz– In another fun web-based game from the same creators, “farmers” try to keep their crops thriving while also watching out for the havoc debt can wreak and learning about the magic of compound interest. Addictive for any age. Motion Math: Pizza– While this app is perhaps somewhat more about math than money, it offers your child a hint of what it’s like to run a business. Kids have to decide which “pizza suppliers” offer the best deals and what prices to set for their pies. StarBanks Adventure– In this app from T. Rowe Price, kids learn about basic financial concepts like diversification, smart spending, inflation, and rate of return while adventuring through an alien world. HowtheMarketWorks– This free stock market simulation site has a vast wealth of resources for kids (and their parents!) who want to learn what it might be like to invest in the stock market. The site allows anyone to set up a virtual “portfolio” and track it in real time, complete with short sales, margin trading…you name it.   They also hold contests and give out prizes! Celebrity Calamity– In this web-based game, kids help animated “celebrities” with poor money management skills get back on their financial feet. Focused especially on wise credit card use! Moneytopia– This very meaty game is not for young  kids, and it’s no Candy Crush. The interface is also dated. However, if you’d like to walk a teen or young adult through a simulation that looks quite a bit like real life on your own, it doesn’t stint on detail or reality. Games Piggybot– Ever had a child ask to borrow money when you were out, then forgotten to get it back? PiggyBot is a simple allowance management tool that helps families keep track of when allowance is earned, distributed, and spent. The app also helps kids set goals—a key part of learning to manage money.center_img BizKids– Know any budding entrepreneurs? This site features tons of info for kids and teens with an interest in starting their own business, as well as clips from a fun show about kids in business. Bankaroo– Billing itself as a “virtual bank for kids,” this multi-platform tool offers another option for parents and kids who want to manage allowances, goals, and expenses across a family. TheMint– This large and comprehensive site covers everything from fun games for young kids and “What Kind of Spender Are You?” quizzes (what teen doesn’t love a quiz?) to meatier tools like a Power of 72 calculator. Though kids may not be motivated to use it on their own, it’s a great jumping-off place for parents who want to explain or illustrate a specific point, such as the power of compound interest and the basics of credit cards. Money Management Tools Allowance and Chores Bot– This app also allows you to keep track of kids’ allowances, but has additional functionality for allowing kids to earn money for various chores and to get chore reminders. This app connects “work” with “money” in an intuitive way. Hit the Road: A Financial Adventure– In this game, kids play the role of friends traveling cross-country who have to budget for food, gas, and other unexpected events, while being tempted to spend. Aimed at younger kids, but probably quite relevant to teens and college students…. Enjoy trying and using these financial learning tools!ReferencesBryant, J., & Levin, M. (2003). Talking to your kids About Money. Black Enterprise, 33(8), 88.last_img read more

Small Decisions, Repeatedly Taken

first_imgNo one decides to become a liar. It isn’t their goal. Instead, they tell a small lie, followed by another little lie. Eventually, as they become accustomed to avoiding the truth, their lies grow. They tell bigger and more damaging lies, until some point this behavior defines them.There isn’t any person who decides it is their life’s goal to be a drug addict or an alcoholic. To mask some pain, especially the pain of not feeling a sense of belonging, they start abusing some substance. Later, things shift, and instead of them taking some substance, the substance takes them.People don’t make a conscious decision to be lazy. Mostly, they seek comfort or escape. Over time, as comfort wins out over effort, and the comfort-seeker is marked by their laziness, their sloth, and their endless procrastination.Stepping Foot on the PathOnce you step foot on the path, you have chosen a direction. The further you traverse down that path, the more the road is taking you away from what you might have been. Even when you are not conscious of how you are changing (and being changed), and even if no one yet notices, you are becoming something different from what you once were.It’s the seemingly small decisions, repeatedly taken that propel you in a particular direction as much or more than the colossal choices that require more conscious thought. The first small decision is what sets you on a path, but it’s the continuation over time that changes your identity.Turn AroundThis same pattern of small decisions, repeatedly taken, can take you down another path, a better path to becoming something other than what has taken you. The first decision you have to make is to turn around and take the first step.If, in the past, you would have undertaken some action, turning around means taking the opposite action. Being conscious of the new decision and repeatedly taking it moves you out of the wilderness and back towards a better place.For some, the path out is longer and more difficult. For others, once they make a decision, the transformation is almost immediate and irrevocable. Either way, the new path begins with turning around. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

VanderWall bill opens pathways for more adult foster care workers

first_img Categories: News,VanderWall News 01Feb VanderWall bill opens pathways for more adult foster care workers State Rep. Curt VanderWall, of Ludington, this week testified before the House Law and Justice Committee on his bill to give adult foster care facilities better access to qualified health care professionals.“There is a constant demand in our senior care facilities for nurses, physical therapists, administrators, and other support staff, even though there are many qualified individuals ready and available to work,” VanderWall said. “This will update state regulations for these professionals and let employers decide who the best fit is for their own residents.”VanderWall’s legislation allows employment for licensed individuals who have been convicted of certain minor felonies or misdemeanors unrelated to senior or foster care, helping with rehabilitation that current law holds back. Partner legislation sponsored by state Reps. Klint Kesto and Jeff Noble, will expand similar regulations to health and mental health facilities, respectively. However, those individuals convicted of serious crimes will remain excluded for employment opportunities at the facilities.“We’ve got to stop making those kind of judgments, especially with so many qualified professionals ready to improve the quality of life for a facility’s residents,” VanderWall said. “This gets people back on track and back to work instead of punishing people and ultimately hurting staff levels.”House Bills 5450, 5451 and 5452 remain under consideration of the committee.last_img read more