Women’s Day tribute to former Magdalen residents

first_imgNewsLocal NewsWomen’s Day tribute to former Magdalen residentsBy admin – March 7, 2012 527 Previous articleTeenage girls spend 19 inactive hours each dayNext articleEnnis-based Revenue say ‘no’ to Limerick admin Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin FLOWERS are to be laid at the graves of the Magdalen Laundry women, who died at the Good Shepherd Convent on Clare Street, tomorrow, March 8.The event has been organised by the ‘Art in the Making’ group from the Limerick College of Art and Design and will mark International Women’s Day, which takes place this Thursday.The group is inviting any concerned citizens to join them at St. Lawrence Cemetery Gate at 3pm tomorrow to lay flowers at the graves of the Magdalen Laundry women who died at the Good Shepherd Convent on Clare Street.“In doing so we remember women who, for too long, were forgotten by Irish society and in remembering them we afford them a measure of dignity in death that was too often denied them in life”, said a spokesperson.center_img Facebook Email Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Mobile wallet wars heat up – ‘PayPal had to do something’

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Robert McGarveyCall the $280 million PayPal (EBAY – Get Report) reportedly paid for Paydiant the price of reclaiming a spot in the battle over mobile payments.“The wallet wars have begun and PayPal had to do something,” said Ralph Dangelmaier, CEO of Waltham, Mass.-based international payments gateway company BlueSnap.His point: Over the last year, as Apple (AAPL – Get Report) debuted Apple Pay, Google (GOOG) bought many of the assets of the failing Softcard, and Samsung (SSNLF) bought LoopPay, PayPal had fallen out of the mobile payments conversation. “PayPal bought their way back to a place at the table,” said Dangelmaier.“This mobile payments market is still very fragmented,” said Brian Billingsley, CEO of payments company Klarna North America. “Nothing has really taken off in mobile. But the feeling is that, soon, there will be winners and losers and companies are spending money to grab a spot in the front.” That is what has fueled the recent buying spree, as well-moneyed heavyweights throw dollars around to shore up their positions. continue reading »last_img read more

‘Payments mega trends’ and more from Money 20/20

first_img continue reading » Several leading financial services research and consulting firms use the Money 20/20 podium to unveil their latest industry insights.Here are a few that particularly registered with me:Accenture has released the results of its North America Consumer Payments Pulse Survey at Money 20/20 for several years running. This year the consultancy took a more qualitative approach, outlining 10 “payments mega-trends” its data supports.But it’s the findings beneath the headlines that may raise some eyebrows. In the “kids these days” category, one-third of Generation Z consumers like sharing their payment history on social media, compared to a mere 3% of baby boomers.While the notion of “open banking” has yet to reach these shores, notwithstanding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed framework, 61% of U.S. consumers like the idea—when explained to them in layman’s terms—of the PSD2 data-sharing approach currently being implemented in the EU. 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: John Spence – Communication is key (#24)

first_imgWelcome to episode 24 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder and publisher of CUInsight.com. Today’s guest is John Spence is a consultant and coach to organizations all over the world. He works with startups and businesses in the Fortune 10. He’s been named as one of the top 50 leaders to watch by the American Management Association. He is committed to making the complex, Awesomely Simple. John and I discuss the importance of communication in all areas of life, but especially in business. John also walks us through the 5-steps to creating a culture of accountability. Communication is nothing if there is no accountability. In brief, clarity, managing expectations, agreement, track and post, coach, mentor, train, support, and celebrating success all lead to strong communication and strong, capable teams. Bonus! John reveals his four moments of truth: they are different for every organization. We discuss the food service industry. The food is amazing, the prices are reasonable, but the bathroom is disgusting, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? You look at a financial institution, your customers want it done right, it should be easy, they want to be treated well, and the whole thing should be easy!Listen today to learn how communication and accountability are the keystones to success in any business but especially in credit unions and banking. Deal decisively with mediocrity and you will inspire excellence. Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, StitcherHow to find John:John SpenceAuthor, Speaker, Consultant and coach to startups and the Fortune [email protected] www.johnspence.com Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeShow notes from this episode:Book mentioned: Awesomely Simple by John SpenceShout out: Dan Berger and Anthony Demangone at NAFCUShout out: Jack Welch, CEO of GECompany mentioned: Rockefeller FoundationTheory X – Leadership mindsetTED Talk: John SpenceBook mentioned: Good to Great: The Three Circles of the Hedgehog Concept by Jim CollinsApps mentioned: EvernoteJapanese word for hoarding books: TsundokuBook mentioned: The Prophet by Kahlil GiibranBook mentioned: A Strategy for Daily Living by Ari KievBook mentioned: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor FranklShout out: Richard BransonPrevious guests: Dan Berger, Jill Nowacki (and episode 18)You can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here.In This Episode:[00:06] – Welcome back to the show! Randy introduces John Spence this episode’s guest.[02:45] – Communication – the lynchpin of John’s beliefs in business and life.[03:29] – 3 words to define communication: open, honest, and robust![04:10] – Single most important thing that people look for in a leader – They ask great questions![05:08] – Life Hack – If what you’re about to say won’t add any value to the conversation, don’t say it.[06:35] – The biggest problem with companies is a lack of accountability and execution.[07:47] – Just because you can measure something, doesn’t mean you should![08:32] – “Ambiguity breeds mediocrity.” one of John’s favorite quotes![11:11] – How do you hold people accountable in your organization?[11:46] – 5-Steps to Creating a Culture of Accountability[16:25] – John shares his four moments of truth.[17:50] – John shares his path to his current success and breaking through his introversion.[20:34] – Ambiverts: people with the ability to soak through their shirts and love other people at the same time.[21:37] – Making organizations stronger keeps John motivated. He loves opening the door.[23:35] – John recounts his biggest mistake was causing a bottleneck by wanting to make all of the decisions and feeling like he was always right.[24:45] – Leadership has changed dramatically over the years — we discuss the history of leadership practices.[26:02] – “You become what you focus on and like the people you surround yourself with” – TED talk.[27:12] – John recounts his most memorable failure while at Rockefeller Industry.[29:04] – What was the basis for the three accountability steps he implements in his training?[31:30] – Messaging — value versus vision.[33:33] – Fly-fishing is what recharges John’s batteries[34:07] – First time John got into memorable trouble? Wrecking his car at 16![35:20] – John’s daily routine involves eggs and news.[36:04] – How does John keep up with study and action steps?[37:14] – Most impactful album — anything by Sister Hazel[38:13] – Recommended books — The Prophet by Kahlil Giibran, A Strategy for Daily Living by Ari Kiev, and Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl[39:07] – John’s links to 50 business books he recommends[39:25] – Japanese word for hoarding books: Tsundoku[40:00] – What’s most important and least important for John as he gets older?[41:20] – First person John thinks of when he thinks of success — Richard Branson[41:56] – John’s version/definition of success.[43:20] – John’s final thoughts for the world – Check out the podcast and his newsletter 62SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more

The Unforeseen Threats to the 2020 Election: Hand Sanitizer and Bad Plumbing

first_imgIn Hidalgo County in South Texas, just across the border from Mexico, it was a technical glitch. New laptops that had been distributed to polling sites ahead of Election Day to help accommodate the region’s record-breaking turnout did not work, causing delays of up to 90 minutes on Tuesday morning.- Advertisement – Nov. 6, 2020, 3:56 a.m. ET This week saw a variety of such small-scale interruptions. In Atlanta, the culprit was leaky plumbing. Inside the arena where the Atlanta Hawks play basketball — converted into a polling place — the early-morning discovery that a burst pipe was leaking water into a room with absentee ballots delayed the count by a couple of hours. An arena staff member quickly fixed the leak, and none of the ballots were damaged, officials said.Several polling places in Louisiana were running on generators after lingering power failures caused by Hurricane Zeta, which led to a feud between local and state officials over who was responsible for sending the generators to election sites. Officials ultimately moved two polling locations to a nearby middle school, and there were no serious delays. Updated – Advertisement – Poll workers face unexpected glitches every year, but warnings about distorted tallies or delayed counts made voters and observers more on edge than usual about any oddities. None of the complications this week led to serious problems, elections officials said. Some, like the hand sanitizer incident, were the result of an election severely altered by coronavirus precautions. “They were not allowing the software program to open up to check in voters,” Yvonne Ramon, the county elections administrator, said. “And because they were scattered throughout the county, my field service technicians took off to the nearest locations. We’re a large county, so going from location to location is not an easy thing.”Ms. Ramon noted that hiccups with new technology were not unusual. But the county kept polling places open an additional hour on Tuesday night to make up for the earlier delays, and everyone who had come out to cast a ballot was ultimately able to do so, she said.In the battleground state of Wisconsin, the last few hundred votes went unreported for several hours because the Richland County clerk could not reach the clerk in the town of Willow, who had said she felt sick and then could not be reached, according to The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Willow’s 274 votes were eventually reported. In Green Bay, the count of absentee votes was briefly delayed while an election official ran over to City Hall to get more ink for the vote-counting machines.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Brazil vs Costa Rica most tweeted match of World Cup 2018 so far

first_imgThe eventful group stage of the World Cup came to an end on Thursday. 122 goals were scored in the 48 games as the three round of fixtures shattered a few World Cup records.24 penalties have been awarded so far in the 2018 edition, the highest ever in a World Cup. The group stage also witnessed nine own goals scored so far, another World Cup record.Apart from the numbers, the group stage also provided maximum entertainment with some massive upsets. Defending champions Germany were knocked out after losing to South Korea. Japan defeated Colombia as they became the first Asian side to beat a South American opponent.The biggest sporting event on the world has also taken over the conversation on the social media. We take a look at which teams, players and moments dominated Twitter during the group stage.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEMost Tweeted matches on TwitterPhilippe Coutinho and Neymar scored in the stoppage time as Brazil defeated Costa Rica 2-0 to keep their campaign alive after playing out a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in their first game. The match also emerged as the most-tweeted game on the social media platform. It was followed by Germany vs Korea match that brought an end to the European side’s campaign and Spain vs Portugal, the six-goal thriller. Top Moments on TwitterTwo of the top three moments – as measured in number of Tweets per minute – also belong to the Brazil vs Costa Rica match. ROUND OF 16 LINEUP & SCHEDULEadvertisementMost talked about players on TwitterCristiano Ronaldo has been in a sensational form this World Cup while Lionel Messi has struggled to match his own standards but the player who has dominated Twitter is Neymar. However, Ronaldo and Messi lead the chart as far as Indian is concerned. The Round of 16 begins on Saturday with France taking on Argentina.last_img read more