Celebration of women is a call to action for Elena

first_img#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Print International Women’s Day LIT RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event center_img Previous articleArdscoil Ris comes of age with €11m extensionNext articleSupport growing for management buy-out of Elverys Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday NewsLocal NewsCelebration of women is a call to action for ElenaBy Alan Jacques – March 12, 2014 1531 Cllr Tomas Hannon, Santhi Corcoran, Andrea LaTouche and Elena Secas at the International Women’s Day celebrations at The Hurler Pub in CastletroyINTERNATIONAL Women’s Day was celebrated in the city at the weekend with one local election candidate seizing the opportunity to use a coffee morning as “a genuine chance for action”.Labour hopeful for Limerick East, Elena Secas, hosted a special event at The Hurler Pub in Castletroy last Saturday to mark International Women’s Day, a date that was also celebrated worldwide. Originally from Moldova, Elena described the event as a celebration of respect and appreciation towards women.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I think it is also a great opportunity to commemorate all women around the world for their achievements and successes in every aspect of their lives, be it community, politics, economy etc,” said Ms Secas.“International Women’s Day offers a genuine chance for action. Women are massively underrepresented in politics. Currently only 16 per cent of councillors and 16 per cent of our TDs are female – this has to change. We always speak about what needs to be done in order to get more women into politics and what a positive difference it will make, but now’s the time to stop talking the talk and walk the walk,” the Castletroy-based community activist declared.This May Ms Secas will contest for a seat in the new Limerick City East area which now covers an area from Castleconnell through Annacotty, Castletroy, Garryowen into the city centre. Elena is the only female Labour Party candidate in all of Limerick City and County.“I also think that the International Women’s Day is a call for change if we look back at the history of the Day. By marking it I commit to bring change to my community, to be the real change we all want,” she concluded. TAGSElena SecasInternational Women’s DayMusic LimerickThe Hurler Pub Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

Vineyard Theatre Kicks Off New Season with Gigantic

first_img Related Shows Gigantic, a new musical that previously played the New York Musical Theatre Festival under the name Fat Camp, will kick off the Vineyard Theatre’s 2015-16 season. The show features music by Matthew roi Berger, lyrics by Randy Blair and a book by Blair and Tim Drucker. Scott Schwartz will direct. Off-Broadway performances will begin on November 11; opening night is set for December 3.As previously announced, the new season will also feature Colman Domingo’s Dot, directed by Susan Stroman, as well as Indecent, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Casting for all three productions will be announced later.Gigantic follows Robert as he is shipped off to Camp Overton, a Southern Pennsylvania weight-loss camp. There, he—along with a group of misfit teens—search for acceptance and more. The production will feature choreography by Chase Brock. It is set to run through December 20.Additionally, the Vineyard will present a developmental lab production of You Mean to Do Me Harm by Christopher Chen in June 2016. The 2016-17 season will kick off next fall with Kid Victory, a new musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce. Gigantic Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 20, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

Blockchain technology is in your future

first_imgCan the security, efficiency, and speed of blockchain technology be as transformative to business and individuals as the internet?  Some analysts see blockchain having the power to reorder and transform everyday transactions for both businesses and individuals. HBR describes blockchain as “an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.” Blockchain frees the ledgers of transactional records from the constraint of centralized registration and control, and limited access, much as the internet freed communication and information from centralized control. Think email versus the post office, or Amazon vs. the department store. Moreover, blockchain has the potential to replace the trust-providing function of traditional institutions like banks and escrow agents with a trusted technological approach. Financial institutions like credit unions, are saddled with multiple layers of legacy systems, which create inefficiency, risk and excess cost. Institutions are actively exploring state of the art blockchain deployment to leapfrog this constraint. The R3 Consortium is developing a distributed ledger platform for the commercial banking industry, and has been joined by over 100 banks, technology companies, regulators, and others.  R3’s blockchain records will be distributed among the network of computers participating in the system, and accessible to those with qualifying permission. Credit unions are following a similar, but independent path.  Last year, a number of credit unions and their umbrella organizations have made significant advances in the use of blockchain technology.  In August 2017, the CUSO CU Ledger LLC, was formed to offer a way to participate in shared-ledger technology. In October NAFCU joined Hyperledger, an open-source blockchain collaboration hosted by the Linux Foundation. The cost effectiveness of blockchain can set up a dynamic where the smaller, nimbler and smarter participants might prove more adept at succeeding at its goals more quickly.  The Credit union focus on individuals could be a deciding factor in the credit union industry bringing this technology to market first.Blockchain technology offers the credit union industry a high possibility of dramatic industry change, including lower cost and improved service.  But what is the role of of leaders to prepare?  First of all, educate yourself and your team about blockchain’s potential. For credit union board members and those in or near the C-suite, this education allows you to participate in forward-thinking strategic conversations.  Your organization needs a strategic roadmap for capital investment and technological implementation for blockchain systems. Leaders must avoid the risk of having dramatic change on the horizon and not having a plan to traverse the terrain ahead.Understand what digital skills and capabilities exist within the senior team and are readily accessible. Credit unions already have a repository of useful and pertinent information, and starting there can help get blockchain conversations on the table. The CEO, must assure that regular conversations occur among board members and senior managers about what’s happening in the field, and where the organization is situated and heading. Projects that utilize blockchain technology, especially those involving members and the public, can’t rest exclusively in the hands of the IT Department and technologists. Leaders must assure the user experience is simple for employees to implement and members to use in order to drive rapid adoption. The employee’s role is critical as well. Steering your organization through the uncertainty of such a potentially disruptive technology needs alignment at all levels of the organization. And remember that reputation is everything. In the future, reputation systems built on blockchain technology may serve as an enduring witness of an organization or individual’s behavior. Ledgers that used to be a system of accounting for business can become a record of accountability and trust. 99SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: www.Stuartlevine.com Detailslast_img read more

Pollard awarded Pac-12 honors

first_imgUSC senior diver Collin Pollard had his personal best conference championships performance to date last week to earn Pac-12 Diver of the Month honors.This is Pollard’s second award of the season and USC’s fifth all-time.Pollard won his first-ever conference title on the platform, finishing with a score of 427.70. He finished second on the one-meter and fifth on the three-meter. His scores allowed the Trojans to come into this week’s Pac-12 swimming championships tied for the lead with Stanford.Pollard’s success against USC’s rivals to the north also contributed to his Diver of the Month selection — his victories in the one-meter against Cal and Stanford helped push USC to victories against both schools; the Trojans hadn’t swept their Bay Area opponents in a single season since 1997.Last year, Pollard made his first appearance at the NCAA Championships, where he finished 11th on the one-meter and the platform, and he will have the opportunity to return this season, beginning with the Zone E Championships next week.last_img read more