Driver hospitalised with minor injuries after truck overturns

first_imgTHE driver of a truck that overturned at the Raheen roundabout on the N21 road to Patrickswell this afternoon was treated for minor injuries following the accident.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Firebrigade and ambulance personnel attended the scene. The truck overturned at approximately 3.50pm. It is understood heavy lifting equipment will be required for it to be removed.The driver of the HGV has been taken by ambulance to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle suffering from minor injuries. Significant traffic disruption was caused as a result of the single-vehicle accident, Gardaí are currently attending the scene. Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook NewsLocal NewsDriver hospitalised with minor injuries after truck overturnsBy admin – July 11, 2010 526 center_img Print Email Linkedin Previous articleGemma does her city proud in Miss Ireland finalNext articleDeath of Sean Murphy, GAA writer and historian adminlast_img read more

Trail Mix – Jesse Payne

first_imgAlabama singer/songwriter Jesse Payne returns with another collection of sonic paintings.Birmingham, Alabama, is fast becoming one of my favorite Southern musical cities.St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires. Banditos. Duquette Johnston. All of these artists hail from Birmingham. This blue collar town in central Alabama – also home to the Sloss Music & Arts Festival – is now a hot bed for some of the best in Southern music.Go ahead and add Jesse Payne to the list above.Payne will be releasing his latest record, Heirloom, on August 14th. A self-described “audio painter,” Payne treats his guitar more like a paint brush. His songs are sonic landscapes, vivid and lush, nearly tactile in their depth.Having spent much time with Jesse Payne’s new record, I can attest that it is aptly named. This is certainly a collection of tunes that will be willingly passed on for years to come.I recently chatted with Jesse about heirlooms, the new record, and favored outside spaces.BRO – This record was a long time in the making. How does if feel now that it is coming out?JP – Yes, it was! It’s a bit surreal, and the excitement has been building for quite some time. I can’t wait for it to finally see the light of day!BRO – Your music makes me want to get outside. Do you have a favorite outdoor getaway?JP – Smith Lake in Alabama is a place that my family has gathered for years. A lot of good memories and beautiful scenery. I feel at peace when I am there.BRO – We are featuring “Ravens” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?JP – I’m fascinated with birds, specifically owls and corvids. While I was writing for Heirloom, I had listened to a report done on a study that explains how corvids can understand the concept of time passing. One of the observations was that ravens would stash food in a secure location and would return to it after a period of time. If the bird noticed someone or something untrustworthy watching while it buried the stash, it would return fifteen minutes later and move the stash. I felt this was quite apropos to some things that I have recently survived. This song is about me realizing that it’s time I moved my stash.BRO – The title of the record is Heirloom. Have any family heirlooms in your possession that you hold dear?JP – I have quite a few. My family is big on passing down history from one generation to the next. I was raised in this atmosphere, so even me believing in passing down history is a family heirloom within itself. One of my favorite heirlooms that I have is my great-grandfather’s Masonic ring. My grandmother gave it to me just before she passed. I think of her every time I see it.BRO – Along the same lines, what might an heirloom be that you would like to leave behind?JP – My brother gave me a beautiful book with an owl head on the cover a few years ago. It was full of blank pages. I use it to write down all of my finished lyrics from songs that have been released. Hopefully, by the time I leave it behind, there won’t be as many blank pages.Want to hear a little of what Jesse Payne is offering on the new record? Bounce on over to this month’s Trail Mix and take a listen to “Ravens.”Plans for a big tour celebrating the release of Heirloom are coming together. However, if you are in or around Birmingham on August 15th, you can catch Jesse at Saturn Birmingham.For more information on Jesse, tour dates, or how you can find a copy of the new record, check out his website.last_img read more

Diversity Insight: It’s in credit unions’ DNA

first_imgI have studied diversity and inclusion challenges in organizations across multiple employment domains (e.g., business, not-for-profit, and government) for approximately 25 years. After controlling for industry-based differences, I have found that the workplace experiences and challenges of women and people of color are fairly similar across organizational types. (For more details, see my writings in the Journal of Organizational and Leadership Studies and The Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice)When I was asked to consider how my work applies to credit unions, I did a deep dive into the history and organizational dynamics of credit unions and how they differ from traditional banks. After doing so, I came to the conclusion that credit unions are uniquely positioned to carry out diversity and inclusion objectives. In effect, doing so is in their DNA.The analog to DNA is purely heuristic, in that the process of establishing organizations embeds qualities and properties based on key decisions made at the inception, largely shaped by those who are present and those who are believed to be beneficiaries. The analogy to DNA was selected here because, as a society, we understand our own life outcomes and expectancies are linked to the genetic instruction assigned to us at birth. At the danger of being accused of humanizing organizations, for this exercise simply humor me with the thought that organizations are very similar to us in this regard. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

€502m nuclear pension scheme to transfer to PGB

first_imgIt was not clear whether the Urenco scheme could keep existing pensions and future pensions accrual with the same provider, as the employers hadn’t announced where accrual would be placed.A complicating factor was that ETC was exempt from mandatory membership of PME, the €47bn pension fund for the metal and electro-technical engineering industry.Were the company to place its pensions accrual elsewhere, it would have to apply for a new dispensation.The pension fund said it had considered joining a general pension fund but instead it opted for the €25.5bn PGB as its new provider, after consulting its employers, unions, and independent accountability board.Spun’s funding ratio was 117.1% at the end of September, comparing favourably to PGB’s, which stood at 109.3%.Spun said the collective value transfer to PGB was still subject to approval from DNB, but it expected to complete the transaction by 1 April next year. Spun, the pension fund of Dutch uranium enrichment firm Urenco, is to transfer its €502m of assets to the large multi-sector scheme PGB and wind up its operations next year.The scheme, which also manages the pension arrangements for ETC, a designer of uranium enrichment facilities, said the high and increasing cost of pensions provision was the main reason for its decision to cease its operations.Last year, Spun’s cost of pensions administration rose to €860 per member. PGB’s administration cost was €175 per member, according to data from regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).The pension fund has approximately 500 active members, a number that has been steadily decreasing in the past few years. Source: olafpictureslast_img read more

Draft dodgers

first_imgThis is an army that recruits and drafts its soldiers with promises of fame and fortune. You don’t have to worry about mass protests, flag burnings or multiple arrests in opposition to it. In fact when an individual is called there are celebrations commemorating this life changing event. The draft that I am referring to is the 2012 NFL draft.Draft day is fast approaching and more than a few franchises are faced with budgetary concerns such as salary cap woes. Many accountants and GM’s of the affected franchises will be burning the midnight oil in their kitchens with the burners on their Jenn-Air stoves turned up sky high as they “cook the books.”However, the team that directly concerns me is the Pittsburgh Steelers. What will the men of steel do to get everybody on their current roster paid as well as picking a bushel or two of fresh loot from the “money tree” for the incoming new kid who will be moving onto the first round draft pick block? Check out the possible number one draft choices for the Black and Gold as well as their division foes based on their needs at the position and the projected availability of the athletes.Position #24 Pittsburgh Steelers: Dontari Poe, MemphisWhy, well because with the retirement of both Chris Hoke and Aaron Smith. NT Casey Hampton suffered a torn ACL and is also due to be paid $4.9 “big ones” in 2012. Considering the team’s “cap” troubles, “Big Snack” may be history even before mini-camp. Choosing a D-lineman is a no, no, no…brainer. I have continued to say this for the last five years; a successful draft for the Black and Gold will be; first round O-line or D-line, Second round O-line or D-line, Third round O-line or D-line, and Fourth round O-line or D-line.Position #29; Baltimore Ravens: Peter Konz, C, WisconsinKonz, is being labeled by some as the Ravens center of the future. H’mm, having never played a down, I cannot see how any incoming player first round pick or not can be instantly hailed as the savior, especially in the bloodthirsty AFC North but hey, only time will tell.Position #4 (Excluding trade) Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB AlabamaThe so-called face of the Browns, Peyton Hillis may have shot his load last season claiming that he had the “Blue Flu” on several occasions and being truly dinged up a few other times. Richardson was coached by Nick Saban and if the young running back rolls into the “Brownies” training camp smokin, Hillis whose persona has shown that he will be the “ultimate” malcontent if he is forced to ride the bench may just well be the odd man out.Position #21 Cincinnati Bengals: Lamar Miller, RB, MiamiMarvin Lewis must have seen something in Miller and the “Bungles” running back Cedric Benson might just well be “Benson the Butler” on the sidelines. Oh, most of you who were born after 1970 probably have no idea of the meaning of the previous sentence.Unlike Daniel Webster, the young men of today almost plead to be chosen for battle by the NFL in order to be liberated from the shackles of poverty not realizing that there is still a macabre sort of indentured servitude attached to pro sports that will never allow the umbilical cord to be severed from the reality of “paid to play.” The NFL will take young men away from their families to fight in the trenches of Pittsburgh, St. Louis, New York, Dallas and other points of battle in strange and unfamiliar places.Boys and girls there will be no great military generals gleaned from the NFL 2012 performance draft. There will be no awe inspiring stories told around the campfire about brave individuals storming the strongholds of opponents amidst a blaze of bullets, rockets and enemy fire. The only enemy positions that the NFL “soldiers” will be storming will be the end zones of the opposing team. The only cannons being fired and fireworks being displayed during the conflict will be after a touchdown is scored or a field goal is kicked. The enemy troops will be seated in the rear with painted faces, beer spilling and spit flying.Can’t you hear this year’s draftees singing their induction song after they receive the ultimate phone call informing them that they have been selected? “I’m in the NFL now; I found my fat cash cow. I just can’t wait, you don’t have to hate. I’m in the NFL now.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.) A long time ago the late great Daniel Webster fought against the military draft but there is a present day “draft” that is desired by most young men; a draft that young men dream about, prepare for and pray to be included in almost from birth. Athletes do not try to avoid this draft. As a matter of fact, their parents, guardians or anyone else associated with them insist on promoting their skills with zeal and passion so that they may be included in it. last_img read more

Penguins a true test of Bruins depth

first_imgBOSTON—Depth was a key ingredient for the Boston Bruins in winning the Stanley Cup in 2011, and it’s a strength on this Bruins team as well. But we’ll find out in the Eastern Conference finals whether it’s a blueprint that will deliver another chance at a championship.Unlike vanquished foes Toronto and New York, top-seeded Pittsburgh can match the Bruins’ depth. The Penguins won all three games against the Bruins in the regular season, all by a single goal.“No doubt they’re a great hockey club. In my mind, they’re almost like the Miami Heat of the NHL with all the star power they got,” Bruins forward Milan Lucic said. “Probably the two best players in the world and a 40-goal scorer and the former 50-goal scorer, a future Hall of Famer and a Norris Trophy candidate on their team.“So, they definitely have a lot of weapons and in saying all that, I think what makes them successful is they play real well as a team and I think that’s what you’re going to probably see going into this next series, is two well-rounded teams going at it and for us we’ve got to be ready and excited for the challenge.”For each team, scoring production has been spread throughout their lines.The Bruins’ top line of Lucic, David Krejci and Nathan Horton has combined for 39 points in 12 games. Krejci has five goals and 12 assists for 17 points, which leads all players in the Stanley Cup playoffs. PENQUINS GET READY FOR EASTERM CONFERENCE FINALS (AP PHOTO)last_img read more