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RMG adds Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred veterans to board

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for the 37 racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing UK, has appointed Jim Mullen and Britt Boeskov as independent non-executive directors. Mullen (pictured) most recently served as group chief executive of Ladbrokes, continuing in the role following its merger with Coral, then departing when the business was acquired by GVC Holdings. He previously worked as managing director of Ladbrokes Digital and had a spell as chief operating officer for William Hill. Boeskov also joins the RMG board, having spent almost 15 years in executive and managerial roles at Kindred Group, formerly Unibet Group. Currently chief experience officer at the online gambling operator, Boeskov previously served as chief operating officer and business development manager. In addition, RMG has appointed Antonia Wright as company secretary to its board and legal director for the RMG executive team. Wright currently serves as head of commercial legal affairs at The Stars Group and was previously senior commercial counsel at online gaming operator and developer Gamesys Group. “These new appointments will enhance the RMG board’s desire to work closer with the betting and gaming industry,” RMG chairman Roger Lewis said. “Jim, Britt and Antonia will provide RMG with a better understanding of this critically important driver of our business and will help us build stronger relationships across the industry.” 3rd April 2019 | By contenteditor Horse racing Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Sports betting Strategy Horse racing Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Race Track and Racino Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for the 37 racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing UK, has appointed Jim Mullen and Britt Boeskov as independent non-executive directors. RMG adds Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred veterans to board Email Addresslast_img read more

Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc ( HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Sugar Refineries Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDangote Sugar Refineries Plc cultivates and mills sugarcane in Nigeria and produces fortified and non-fortified granulated sugar for household consumption and use in pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturing. The fortified product is a fine high quality Vitamin A fortified white granulated sugar which is an all-purpose sugar used for baking and sweetening beverages and food stuff. It is sold under the brand name Dangote Sugar in 50kg, 1kg, 500g and 250g packages. The unfortified product is a specially-processed sugar grade used by pharmaceuticals and food and beverage manufacturing companies. Dangote Sugar Refineries’ subsidiary company, Savannah Sugar Company Limited, cultivates sugarcane for the group and is responsible for the milling process. Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004

first_imgMonday May 31, 2021 FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 In 2004 the pacific island nations of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa came together to form the Pacific Islanders and play matches against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Here is their entertaining full match against the All Blacks, featuring a number of famous names and even a few future New Zealand players on the Pacific Islanders side. ADVERTISEMENTWhile the Pacific Islanders lost all three big matches that year, they were able to field strong sides and the combined team created a lot of interest and excitement amongst fans.WATCH: The time two future All Blacks returned Dan Carter’s kick to score wonder counter attack tryThe last time before this that the team played together was in 2008, when they picked up their first international win, beating Italy 25-17.The match itself is very entertaining with a number of high quality tries scored. Enjoy. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to… 3 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Julian Savea broke another try-scoring… 3 WEEKS AGO The time two future All Blacks returned Dan… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Bowen Island House / bai architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Bowen Island, Canada Architects: bai architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Michael BolandText description provided by the architects. Location Bowen Island is approximately 30 minutes by ferry from Vancouver, BC. The property is south facing, with a view over the Straight of Georgia and Vancouver. Save this picture!© Michael BolandInspiration The design was inspired by the old fish and boat storage structures common in the fishing villages dotted along the B.C. coastline. Integrated into the process from these structures is a simple, linear, utilitarian methodology where roof and walls are cladded in the same materials, creating a seamless transition between structure and size. Save this picture!© Michael BolandLighting At night, the south facing facades constructed of floor to ceiling butted glass glow with interior light, and act as a beacon to the shore. The north side main entry is also fully glazed and acts as a welcome gesture to guests as they approach the home from the end of a long walkway. Save this picture!© Michael BolandDesign challenge From day one we faced the challenge of an existing building design scheme, which mandated an Arts and Crafts vernacular. The building envelope also mandated a retention of the existing coastal fir stand. Our goal was to retain the existing stand of Arbutus trees and coastal Firs and to wrap the program around these assets, which was accepted by the developer. The retention of these natural assets would be a fair trade to the Arts & Crafts vernacular.Save this picture!© Michael BolandProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Canopy: Student Pavilion Erasmus University / NEXT Architects + MASS StudiesArticlesStar of Calendonia / Cecil Balmond and Charles JencksArticles Share Bowen Island House / bai architects “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Bowen Island House / bai architectsSave this projectSaveBowen Island House / bai architects Canada CopyAbout this officebai architectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesBowen IslandCanadaPublished on July 24, 2011Cite: “Bowen Island House / bai architects” 24 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Save this picture!© Michael Boland+ 23 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Fertile House / MU Architects

first_img Houses Projects Fertile House / MU ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFertile House / MU Architects Photographs 2010 “COPY” Save this picture!© Sophie Carles+ 12 Share Architects: MU Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMU ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesParçay-MeslayFrancePublished on June 01, 2012Cite: “Fertile House / MU Architects” 01 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Parçay-Meslay, France Fertile House / MU Architects Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  Sophie Carles, Mayuco Sakai    Save this picture!© Sophie CarlesRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal Plus“Fertile House is located in a residential neighborhood in Tours, a mid-sized town located in the Loire valley. The project is, at once, a renovation of an existing house and an extension even larger than the original building. The aging owners asked to have their living spaces at the street-level, desired a greener haven to contrast their ever-developing town, and also wanted the ability to accommodate their children and grandchildren for frequent visits. Save this picture!© Sophie CarlesSituated at the corner of the street, the existing house stands apart from the other traditional houses of the neighborhood. The entry and few windows of the traditional home face the interior of the block, while all other houses in the neighborhood, more conventionally, have windows facing the street. The original street-side façade was actually completely bare. Even now, it remains minimal, though the new building possesses a street-side recessed entry and an upper-story opening which lets in morning light. MU designed the addition to hide the new living areas from outside view and thus ensure the privacy of a house which originally stood alone on a farm but now stands on a denser city block. Save this picture!© Sophie CarlesDesigned for an aging couple, the project was meant to restructure the living areas so that, if needed, it would be possible to live on the ground floor only. The building now has a ‘U’ shape with the renovated garage on one extremity and the original house on the other. The extension, exposed south, links the existing buildings, and now hosts the living areas. The sleeping areas have all been grouped in the old house. The owners’ bedroom and bathroom are situated on the ground floor, adjacent to the kitchen and the living room, and the upper floor is dedicated to guests. On the upper floor are a TV room and two guest bedrooms separated by a bathroom. Finally, the original attic has been halfway opened to the floor just below it, providing an extra bedroom. The new mezzanine is protected by a net, and its playful colors are an invitation to the youngest members of the family. Save this picture!© Sophie CarlesThe project embraces non-traditional entry spaces, windows, and materials, while it simultaneously strives to preserve some of the simplicity of the traditional house. The project’s key focus is the interaction between the inside and the outside. On the upper floor, a window accesses a view to a rooftop vegetable garden. Similarly, on the ground floor, when the large glass wall is retracted, the courtyard garden becomes part of the living room. A resin floor in the indoor living room becomes a concrete slab forming a patio outside. On the exterior, polycarbonate linings around hidden light fixtures enable artificial light to reflect onto the garden at night, and also bleed into the interior spaces. Save this picture!© Sophie CarlesThe lines of the building are meant also to maximize continuity between the indoor and outdoor living areas and between spaces in the existing house and the addition. The slab of the patio follows the line of the shade above, which itself emerged from studying the interaction of daylight with the indoor living area. The two floors of the house are linked by an unrefined steel staircase—part of which parallels the external shade, while the other flight aligns the perpendicular axes of the original house. The staircase rests upon the countertop of the open kitchen, inviting guests to anchor in the convivial gathering place or to escape back into the lofty guest spaces. The schist-covered portion of the patio façade on the ground floor angles slightly to create a sheltered entrance to the kitchen, right at the junction of old and new construction. Save this picture!Courtesy of MU ArchitectureMinimizing environmental impact was another key dimension of the project. Extensive passive ventilation enables the house to keep cool during hot summer days. The roof is a vegetable garden, which cools the house passively during hot weather. The garden was conceived as a real open-air room where the owners can enjoy their passion for gardening. The earth used for green space comes from the very ground where the extension was built—a throwback to the market garden present at the site only a century ago. The silt content of the soil makes it particularly suitable for vegetable gardening. Also incorporated into the environmental design are earth cooling tubes and solar panels. Save this picture!plansFertile house is a renovation and addition which restores a sense of bucolic privacy while imagining the future of indoor/outdoor living in an urban setting.”Project gallerySee allShow lessSCI-Arc’s Ball-Nogues Studio Installation + 2×8: Taut ExhibitionsArticlesReSpace Design CompetitionArticles Share “COPY” Year:  Francelast_img read more

Cubo House / Diez+Muller Arquitectos

first_img Projects Houses ArchDaily Save this picture!© Sebastian Crespo+ 15 Share CopyAbout this officeDiez + Muller ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionQuitoEcuadorPublished on May 13, 2016Cite: “Cubo House / Diez+Muller Arquitectos” [Casa Cubo / Diez+Muller Arquitectos] 13 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Extension•Quito, Ecuador “COPY”center_img Architects: Diez+Muller Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Ecuador 2015 Cubo House / Diez+Muller Arquitectos Cubo House / Diez+Muller ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCubo House / Diez+Muller Arquitectos Photographs Photographs:  Sebastian CrespoConstruction:Ing. Cristian Herrera, OBRUMEngineering:Ing. Cristian HerreraSite Area:2000 m2Project Architects:Gonzalo Diez P., Felipe Muller B.City:QuitoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastian CrespoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. CUBO house is an addition to an existing house in a quiet residential area in the valley of Cumbayá in Quito. The client required an extension to the original house to include one bedroom, its services, and a small social area. The idea was always that this would be a separate element of the original building and not an extension of the house.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Sebastian CrespoBoth the type as well as the simplicity of the program led us to think of the project as a simple and prismatic object that reflects its typology. In essence, it is to create a neutral element that does not necessarily have to dialogue with the design of the existing house but neither to compete with it.Save this picture!© Sebastian CrespoThis simplicity of form is also coherent with a basic program for a small house.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!DiagramThus, the architectural solution to the problem is a cube of exact dimensions (x, y, z), and an almost monolithic abstraction. This abstraction is also translated into the construction of the project reflecting its simplicity through four materials that make up the entire assembly: Metal, concrete, wood and glass.Save this picture!© Sebastian CrespoThe Cube is composed of a metal “skeleton” clad on four sides, with a concrete top and bottom that can be felt both outside and inside the space. The skeleton or metal structure is expressed inside the house with all the elements exposed, and as all the vertical surfaces are gray concrete, all horizontal surfaces both in ceilings and floors are made of wood.Save this picture!© Sebastian CrespoFinally, the privacy required by the program makes cube an almost solid and impermeable element. The openings, windows and doors are modulated and proportioned according to the rationality of the cube.Save this picture!© Sebastian CrespoProject gallerySee allShow lessAt Kunstmuseum Basel, iart Creates a Frieze with a Technological TwistArticlesComic Break: “RFQ Problems”Articles Share Year: last_img read more

PURE to handle Concern Worldwide’s donor development calling

first_imgPURE to handle Concern Worldwide’s donor development calling About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Concern Worldwide has selected creative telephone fundraising agency, PURE, to carry out its donor development calling. PURE will begin by contacting a selection of the charity’s regular givers and ask them to increase the value of their donations.The main creative ‘hook’ for the telephone calls will be a focus Concern Worldwide’s holistic approach to international development.Jon Eserin, PURE’s Strategy and Development Director said: “Many of PURE’s fundraisers are extremely passionate about the issues surrounding Concern’s work. I am confident that this will translate into a successful long term working relationship between PURE and Concern.”PURE works with over 60 clients including Marie Curie Cancer Care, the Royal British Legion, Greenpeace and the World Society for the Protection of  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 March 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Police Plan Checkpoint for DUI, Unlicensed Drivers on Friday

first_img Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, July 15, 2016 at an undisclosed location within the Pasadena city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20% when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are initiated routinely.DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.In California, this deadly crime led to 867 deaths and over 23,000 serious injuries in 2013 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows over 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. Over the course of the past three years officers have investigated 70 DUI collisions which have claimed 4 lives and resulted in another 109 injuries.Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.Recent statistics reveal that 30 % of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 %) than did for alcohol (7.3 %). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at7.4 %, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment.Law Enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving reminding everyone that all it takes is some planning. Designate a sober driver, use a taxi or one of the many rideshare options. But whatever you do, don’t drink and drive.The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. Launched last year, the new DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to “Map a Spot” with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a “List of Spots” to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Users will be offered free incentives at each bar to celebrate their life saving role. They can stay up-to-date with the latest from DDVIP and see what other users are saying via its social tab. Also through the app, for those who want to consume alcohol but also make it a point to plan ahead, users can easily order a sober ride from a rideshare resource such as Uber, Lyft or Curb.Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, mandated DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the negative impact on friends and family.Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Pasadena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We all remind you to Report Drunk Drivers by Calling 9-1-1. 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‘Just five lines of verse’ that pay €100 each

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBring Your Limericks to LimerickDolansDr Matthew BotterKieran BevilleLimerick PostLimerick Writers CentreRose Rushe Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Limerick Writer’s CentreNext articleUniversity of Limerick CAO offers exceed 3,000 for first time in institution’s history Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Twitter Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsAppcenter_img Stakeholders Ercus Long, Marion Cody, Tom Leamy, Lisa Gibbons, Dominic Taylor, past winner Monica Spencer, Sheila Sugrue and John Loftus.“JUST five lines of verse/ Something funny and terse” is how Dominic Taylor worded his call-out for entries worldwide to ‘Bring your Limericks to Limerick’.This is Limerick Writers’ Centre (LWC)’s annual competition in the free and open search for the best limerick penned in 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up €500 in prize money is put forward for the winner-takes-all finale this Saturday 17 night in Dolan’s. Entry is free and laughter should be manic.Thus far, the Centre has scanned 400 entries and narrowed them down to 48. Next, 28 shortlisted candidates will vie in performance power – costumed, if they wish. Theatricality is encouraged in the spirit of tomfoolery and finance.Dominic Taylor of Limerick Writers’ Centre with Noel Flannery, Burns Night and Dr Matthew Potter on the 3rd print run of his ‘Curious Story of the Limerick’. Photo taken 2013 at Leamy’s School.Dominic’s encouragement of novice writers is shared by his judges: author Kieran Beville; Dr Matthew Potter, who has published ‘The Curious Story of the Limerick’ and Limerick Post journalist, Rose Rushe.Dolan’s Upstairs is the venue from 7.30pm on Saturday August 17 (free in).Foncy terms such homonym rhyme and scansion set aside, Dominic explains what makes a good limerick.“Well, it has to have that lilt, iambic pentameter. If you can sing it to ‘Popeye, the Sailor Man’, you have a good one going on.”Seated in his Barrington Street HQ where workshops, talks, readings and Revival Press is centred, Dominic himself is a singer/ writer/ event manager with The Acoustic Club and with LWC.The writers’ centre’s entire funding for the year is a minute €500 from Limerick Council. Yet now in their 11th year, LWC has published 89 titles thus far, blazing a heritage literary trail through the city and backing numerous music and poetry events.Back to lyrical wisecracks:“These days, humour is important,” comments Dominic, after a decade in the game. “And it has to be good on word play.”Throughout the torrent of entrants, he volunteers that “this year, the common theme is Trump, which shows our level of consciousness. And I never want to read another Limerick in which ‘Trump’ rhymes with ‘hump’. Oddly, we only got one limerick that was about Dolores O’Riordan.”This is the seventh year of the competition being run on an international scale; there was a local emphasis prior to 2013’s The Gathering.Now ‘Bring Your Limericks to Limerick’ is a weekend festival of events, directed by Lisa Gibbons.  “The delightful simplicity of the limerick verse, with its five lines and an aabba rhyme scheme, has given it the moniker of ‘the People’s Poetry’,” Lisa observes.  At its core lies humour and a sense of the absurd…this and the playful subversiveness combine to make it an ideal vehicle for parody and mockery of modern society.”Loud cheers and tobacco spits so, for Bring Your Limericks to Limerick’s €500 winner, adjudicated in Dolan’s Upstairs. NewsCommunity‘Just five lines of verse’ that pay €100 eachBy Rose Rushe – August 15, 2019 230 Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Edmunds: Whatever happened to car subscription services?

first_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Just a few years ago, car subscriptions looked like the next sure thing. Picking up on consumers’ comfort with paying monthly for the likes of streaming services or phones, many automakers introduced programs that allowed people to get a new car and a variety of perks for a monthly fee. As an alternative to buying or leasing, these programs seemed intriguing. But as of 2021, BMW, Genesis, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and, most recently, Audi have all shuttered their nascent subscription offerings. So why haven’t subscriptions caught on, and which services are still out there? WHY AREN’T SUBSCRIPTIONS MORE POPULAR? Depending on your driving needs, a subscription could save you money compared to leasing. Plus there are the perks of ongoing access to the latest models, the ability to switch cars frequently, and the convenience of app-based shopping. So why aren’t more people using them? Lack of awareness is one issue. These services require more outreach and need to overcome the conventional wisdom that you’re better off purchasing a car outright. There’s not currently much investment in educating consumers either ― these subscription services aren’t widely advertised on dealership or manufacturer websites. Each service also has extensive rules around mileage, the time you can keep cars, and even driving internationally. Users will have to be educated on all of these restrictions compared to traditional lease rules. The bigger obstacle is limited access. Porsche’s service is only offered in Atlanta, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Volvo’s is more widely available but excludes three of America’s four most populous states: California, New York and Florida. This limited availability is in part due to logistics and cost and in part to dealer franchise laws designed to stop automakers from dealing directly with consumers. The Care by Volvo program, for example, faced legal challenges from the California New Car Dealers Association and was subsequently withdrawn from the state. Until challenges from dealers have been addressed, nationwide rollouts of these services will stay off the table. WHAT NEW CAR SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE? Care by Volvo and Porsche Drive currently have the most attractive, and active, subscription offerings. Care works a lot like a traditional lease, but with insurance and most maintenance covered, and it adds the ability to cancel your subscription on short notice or resubscribe to a different model. Costs range from $600 to $750 per month (excluding tax) depending on the model. While it’s true that the monthly payment for an equivalently equipped lease is significantly less, that doesn’t tell the whole story: Getting a low lease payment requires a larger down payment, and you’ll have to provide your own insurance and cover maintenance costs. Amortize the down payment over the life of the lease, add insurance and maintenance, and you may pay about the same or even slightly less for Volvo’s subscription than a lease. Porsche’s offering is much pricier. It ranges from $1,500 to $2,600 per month for a single vehicle and from $2,100 to $3,100 per month for the multi-vehicle subscription plan, which allows you to swap vehicles at will. The idea of swapping from a convertible sports car to a family SUV depending on your needs in a given week is appealing, but you pay for that flexibility. Multi-car subscriptions are more expensive than a typical lease, even with insurance and down payments factored in, and you aren’t able to buy a car you’ve been driving at a preset price. But considered as an alternative to leasing two vehicles, these programs start to make sense. Leasing both a Porsche 911 and a Cayenne, for example, and providing your own insurance will cost you more than even Porsche’s pricey plan. CAN SUBSCRIPTIONS STAGE A COMEBACK? Cadillac and BMW both say they’re reevaluating and retooling their programs. The new iterations of both will almost certainly operate in closer conjunction with dealerships in order to ease national rollouts. But a major appeal of subscription services is ease of use, which includes avoiding the dealership outright. Being able to manage your subscription entirely through an app is key to the success of subscriptions with a younger audience, and dealerships have been inconsistent in engaging and doing business with consumers online. How subscription services will operate within the confines of dealer networks is an open question, but as things stand these services can’t operate without dealers. Ultimately, the convenience of these programs will be as important as outright cost. EDMUNDS SAYS: Buying a car within your budget and keeping it for the long haul still make the most financial sense. But as an alternative to leasing, a subscription might lower your overall cost and give you an easy exit should you change your mind. Unfortunately, legal and logistical challenges mean the future of car subscriptions is uncertain. ————— This story was provided to The Associated Press by the automotive website Edmunds. Will Kaufman is a content strategist at Edmunds. Instagram: @didntreadthestyleguide.center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Previous articleLinesight Poised for Future Global Expansion With New CEONext articleEV Solar Charging Carport Offered by SunnyCal Solar Digital AIM Web Support Edmunds: Whatever happened to car subscription services? WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more