University of Limerick shows pride of place with rainbow flag

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGSCommunityLGBTLimerick City and CountyNewsPride Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Twitter Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNIVERSITY of Limerick has today hoisted an LGBTQ+ Pride Flag on the iconic UL flagpoles, the tallest flagpoles in the country at the entrance to the UL campus.  The flag was specially commissioned to support the Limerick Pride festival running from Friday, July 5th – Sunday 14th, 2019, with the Limerick LGBTQ Parade taking place on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said: ‘I have always felt that a University should be the natural home of diversity.  Not only should we accept diversity in all of its forms but we want to actively support and foster diversity among our community.  I am very happy to have the Pride flag now flying on the tallest flagpoles in Ireland here at University of Limerick.’Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL student and ‘Out in UL’ President Orla McDermott welcomed the flying of the Pride Flag from the iconic UL flagpoles for the first time. “It is great to see our University celebrating the diversity of students and staff by proudly flying the rainbow flag during pride week in Limerick.  This show of solidarity is particularly important on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that sparked the fight for equality.  This shows that UL is continuing to work towards all students being able to proudly be who they truly are in our University.”center_img Email Previous articleEY matching Limerick city’s ambitious growthNext articleTests underway on GAA water supply after Limerick, Wexford, and Kerry camogie players “feel ill” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsCommunityVideoUniversity of Limerick shows pride of place with rainbow flagBy Staff Reporter – July 2, 2019 321 Print WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

Harvard University returns to normal operations Tuesday

first_imgHarvard University will resume normal operations on Tuesday morning. Classes will be held and all employees are expected to report for work.Staff who have been directly affected by the storm and may have trouble returning to work tomorrow should be in touch with their supervisors about whether it would be appropriate to take a personal day or a vacation day. Faculty, students, and staff who typically rely on public transportation but are unsure if their buses, trains, or ferries will be operating on time will be able to park for free tomorrow with a Harvard ID at one of three University parking lots: 10 Everett St. and 52 Oxford St. in Cambridge, and the Soldiers Field Parking Garage at One Western Ave. in Boston.The details associated with resuming normal operations may vary across the Schools and departments, so please watch for more specific information from your local leaders. Additional updates will be posted to www.harvard.edu and 617-496-NEWS as necessary.last_img read more

SMC welcomes Naval Academy students with dance

first_imgSaturday night after the lights go out in the stadium, 291 Saint Mary’s students and 150 students from the United States Naval Academy will gather in the Angela Athletic Facility for the Navy Social, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), Residence Hall Association, Student Activities Board and the Class of 2017 board.Junior Emma McCarthy, an SGA mission co-chair, said the event celebrates the heritage between the Navy and the Sisters of the Holy Cross.“During the Civil War, there was a need for nurses to cater to the sick and injured on both sides and the Sisters of the Holy Cross responded to this call and became the first Naval nurses,” McCarthy said. “This established a special relationship between our two schools and is why the social has continued to occur.”The event was called Navy Ball when it was last held in 2013, but has since been changed to Navy Social because the event will not be held in a formal facility that would denote the need for participants to dress in formal attire, McCarthy said.“It is merely a social event between students from Saint Mary’s and the United States Naval Academy to get together and celebrate our longstanding traditions between our two campuses,” McCarthy said.She also said the event is different than two years ago because participation has increased.“It is very exciting to see that there has been a renewed interest in the social desire to continue the positive relationship between our two campuses,” she said. “The event will still be a great opportunity for students from both campuses to mix and mingle and enjoy a fun night together.”McCarthy said a lot went into planning such a big function. Coordinating volunteers, sending emails and attending planning meetings and were necessary to plan the social.“Working with administration is crucial to having a successful event and making sure that every last detail has been accounted for,” she said. “There are a lot of key players that all have to be involved in order to have a successful event, so it is a great opportunity for student leaders to gain the experience of planning and executing events.”Wednesday night at 6 p.m., Saint Mary’s students began lining up to get tickets. Once ticket sales started at 8 p.m., 291 student tickets were sold in 12 minutes, McCarthy said.The goal is for this to become a traditional event after the Navy game, she said.“Nothing has been officially decided but if student interest continues the way that it has, it can be anticipated that the tradition will continue,” McCarthy said.“We’re super excited that the event is happening this year and are thrilled with the amount of interest that has been demonstrated thus far during our ticket sales and we look forward to the same energy and excitement continuing on Saturday night,” McCarthy said.There will be a DJ, light snacks and refreshments provided.Tags: Navy, navy social, saint mary’slast_img read more

Sales, service, or success?

first_img“We need to establish a sales culture…We don’t sell, we educate…Our outstanding service will lead to sales.” All are common phrases expressed through credit unions describing the retail delivery of products and services. All are correct, in their own manner. All can be questioned, in their own perspective, too. As credit unions connect the gap between service and sales, one aspect remains constant and undeniable: when the member succeeds, the credit union succeeds.Perhaps a “Success Culture” provides the necessary balance.Focusing on success for the member, through sales and service, introduces a trading of value. For the most part, the credit union trades a set of well-priced products and, over time, the member exchanges value through increases in product use and purchases.Success can certainly come through sales – new loans, additional deposits, insurance purchases, etc. But, too much focus on sales can create a “pushy” experience where members hear a pitch at the smallest hint of opportunity.Success can undeniably happen through service – fast transactions, technological options, error resolution, etc. But, too much focus on service can make it easy to overlook growth prospects in the quest for an experience that doesn’t feel overly ambitious to the member.How does a success culture balance the short-term need to serve with the long-term need to grow revenue? It begins with an outlook that ensures members are getting the most from their current set of products; continues with information introduced to illustrate how members can experience more success with the credit union; and, concludes with an attitude of action that guarantees all opportunities for success are fulfilled (i.e., moving the look-to-book ratio forward).Front line leaders in a success culture need to see every member interaction as an opportunity to extend the long-term nature of a business relationship. This occurs with a twofold commitment: first, to serving the immediate need at hand; and second, to continuously showing members the tangible value they are receiving and how they might receive more. It’s as simple as remembering that the credit union does not succeed until the member succeeds. So, focus on member success. And maintain that each member understands that success, in the near- and long-term, is the goal.Measuring a success culture is as balanced as its execution. Growth and performance measures might include new members, member retention, new loans, and cross-sales. Service measures such as Net Promoter Score, Member Effort Score, and post-transaction feedback provide insights into relationships where revenues will be achieved gradually over time. Incentives and rewards should be just as balanced, with perhaps 25 percent dependent upon revenue initiatives and 75 percent supported by service-focused measures.As front-line leaders earn trust, members will invite them to participate in more in-depth conversations. This gives front line leaders insights for recommending a path to value, regardless of whether that course includes added revenue right away. Looking out for the member is the focus. This kind of attention allows front line leaders to explain more about value to their members, creating a positive impression that results in the member driving more business to the credit union. The outcome is a win for the credit union, with success seen on the balance sheet and income statement.As long as the member succeeds first. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Rendel Jeff Rendel, Certified Speaking Professional, and President of Rising Above Enterprises works with credit unions that want elite results in sales, service, and strategy. Each year, he addresses and facilitates … Web: www.risingaboveenterprises.com Detailslast_img read more

Open Season to test customer demand for German LNG terminal

first_imgDutch companies Gasunie and Vopak and Germany’s  Oiltanking are in the process of establishing the joint venture named German LNG Terminal.The purpose of the joint venture is to build, own and operate an LNG import terminal in northern Germany that will also provide LNG distribution services, a Vopak statement reads.To attract interest from the market and to gain detailed insight in customer demand, the joint venture intends to launch an open season starting January 17.The terminal offers the opportunity to further diversify Germany’s sources of gas supply and facilitates access to LNG as an alternative low-emission fuel for ships and trucks, the statement said.The development of the LNG facility is currently focusing on the location Brunsbüttel. The presence of the adjacent port of Hamburg and the industrial companies located in the region represents an attractive business environment, it said.Via the Kiel Canal, in the direct proximity of the intended terminal, the Scandinavian countries and the Baltic States can easily be reached.The start of the open season marks an important milestone in the development of Germany’s first LNG terminal. The aim of the facility is to provide discharge and loading of LNG ships, storage of LNG, regasification and send out into the natural gas network and LNG distribution via trucks and barges.In July 2017, the three companies received EU antitrust approval to establish a joint venture.Subject to, among others, the outcome of the open season start of construction of Germany’s first LNG terminal is envisaged after final investment decision in 2019, to be ready for operations in the fourth quarter 2022, the statement said.last_img read more