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Limerick fathers are looking after their babies

first_imgAdvertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleElderly Limerick woman duped into money scamNext articleLimerick memorial to heroes of the Great War Editor Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsSocietyLimerick fathers are looking after their babiesBy Editor – November 7, 2017 2285 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDeirdre CluneEU employment committeefathersFine GaellimerickMEPparental leavepaternity leave Facebook Print WhatsAppcenter_img Email Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live More Limerick fathers are taking paternity leave1,039 fathers in Limerick have taken paternity leave since it came into operation just over a year ago, according to Munster Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune.Ms Clune, who is a member of the EU Employment committee, has welcomed figures released to her by the Department of Social Protection which show that Paternity leave take up amongst Irish fathers is steadily increasing.The figures show that 34 per cent of Irish fathers took paternity leave in the first three months of 2017 and 27,307 have availed of leave since the scheme came into operation in September 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It’s not a bad start. Take up is as low as four per cent in France where a campaign to make paternity leave compulsory has kicked off. In Germany, men and women have equal rights to parental leave of 12 to 14 months on 65 per cent of the individual parent’s salary, she explained.“Ireland has one of the highest birth rates in Europe. Almost 64,000 babies were born here in 2016. The national birth rate in the first quarter of 2017 was 16,487 and the number of fathers who claimed paternity leave for the same period was 5,711.“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women. Shared responsibility for new- born babies is the key to equality in the labour market – but the responsibility will always fall on women unless men play an active role in child rearing and actually take the paternity leave.“Depending on the ongoing take up, we should look at more incentives to encourage fathers to take paternity leave. I would be extremely reluctant to go down the road of making paternity leave mandatory, and propose that we use other incentives like “use it or lose it” to further increase the take up of paternity leave.Ms Clune said she was conscious that employers, particularly in small businesses, would fear the cost of temporarily losing men as well as women to these family friendly policies, but she urged them to change how they view family time off.“Employees being absent is a cost to business, especially a small one, but I think we’re going to have to accept that this is a cost of doing business just like holiday pay and sickness benefit”.last_img read more

South Bend Cubs announce 2021 schedule

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By 95.3 MNC – February 19, 2021 0 181 Previous articleSBCSC to offer English lessons for adultsNext articleLaPorte County man jailed after Valentine’s Day stabbing 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest South Bend Cubs announce 2021 schedule (Tommie Lee/95.3 MNC) (South Bend Cubs) Minor League Baseball is less than 75 days away from returning to Four Winds Field. In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the South Bend Cubs have announced the 2021 season schedule. As part of the new 12 team High-A Central League, the Cubs will open the season at home against the Quad Cities River Bandits on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:05 p.m.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE“It’s been an exciting seven days,” said South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart. “Last week we officially become the new Advanced-A team for the Chicago Cubs organization, on Monday we announced our new coaching staff, and today we have a schedule for the upcoming season. Many of our fans have been calling and messaging us saying how much they miss coming to the ballpark and asking when the schedule will come out. Today we are thrilled to finally have a schedule to share.”In an effort to reduce travel for the upcoming year, teams will play a six-game series as opposed to three or four games against the same opponent. Clubs will also have every Monday off.All Tuesday through Saturday home games will start at 7:05 p.m. with the exception of May 8 (4:05 p.m.). Most Sunday games will start at 2:05 p.m. with the exception of May 30 and September 5. Both of those games will start at 7:05 p.m. Gates open 1 hour and 5 minutes prior to game time for Tuesday – Thursday games and 2 hours and 5 minutes prior to game time for Friday – Sunday games. All game times are listed in Eastern Time.Two popular promotions will return as Fantastic Friday Fireworks and Flat Screen Saturdays are confirmed for the 2021 season. A total of 15 post-game fireworks shows are planned and nine 50” flat screen TVs will be given away every Saturday to fans 18 and older.“There is still some work to be done as we plan the 2021 season, but having our schedule is a great start,” said South Bend Cubs Vice President and General Manager Nick Brown. “We will be working closely with Major League Baseball and the St. Joseph County Health Department to ensure our reopening plans meet the highest health and safety standards.”Additional updates on the promotional schedules and giveaways planned for the season will be announced in the coming weeks.Opponent Breakdown (in order of appearance)Quad Cities: 24 games (12 home, 12 away)Beloit: 18 games (6 home, 12 away)Dayton: 6 games (6 home, 0 away)Fort Wayne: 18 games (12 home, 6 away)Lansing: 6 games (0 home, 6 away)Wisconsin: 12 games (6 home, 6 away)Cedar Rapids: 12 games (6 home, 6 away)Lake County: 12 games (6 home, 6 away)Peoria: 12 games (6 home, 6 away)Great Lakes: Do Not Play in 2021West Michigan: Do Not Play in 2021 Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSports Facebook Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Full Audio Of Pink Talking Fish’s Tribute To David Bowie & Prince Has Emerged

first_imgThis past Saturday night, Pink Talking Fish played a hometown gig at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club with a confirmed “PTF Is Bowie” theme. With a packed house awaiting the set in anticipation after a rocking set from opener Indobox, who played a full set tribute to LCD Soundsystem, the band began their first set with a tease of Phish‘s “David Bowie”. Instead of heading full blast into the song, after the drum intro the band took a left turn into Prince‘s “1999”, a nod to the icon who had passed away just two days prior. As PTF went into their proper setlist with “Fame”, the energy level never dipped throughout the rest of the night. The “Slippery People > Run Like Hell > Let’s Dance > Slippery People” was a particular highlight of the first set, along with the set-closing “Burning Down the House” with special guest vocalist Hayley Jane, who put on quite the performance with the Magnaterrestrial Dancers, whom she brought on stage with her.Second set was much of the same high energy that was on display during the first set, with a powerful “Heroes” with keyboardist Richard James taking the lead on vocals. PTF wasn’t done with the special guests, as they brought out Indobox’s Stephen Learson on both “Tweezer” and “Lazarus”. A mashup of “Wish You Were Here/Space Oddity” made things interesting as the band meandered back and forth between the Pink Floyd and Bowie tracks. “David Bowie” ended the second set, fittingly.For the “All The Young Dudes” and “Tweezer Reprise” encore, Eric Gould and his Pink Talking Fish bandmates brought out some extended PTF family, as members of the Indobox, the Magnaterrestrial Dancers, and several other joined in on the chorus to bring the night to a proper close.Check out full audio from the show below, as taped by Andy Murray:Setlist: Pink Talking Fish at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA – 4/23/16Set One:01. crowd set 102. David Bowie intro * >03. 1999 >04. Fame >05. Moma Dance06. Slippery People >07. Run Like Hell >08. Let’s Dance >09. Slippery People10. Gotta Jibboo >11. Golden Years >12. Gotta Jibboo13. Time >14. Maze **15. Under Pressure %16. Burning Down The House **%^Set Two:01. crowd set 202. Another Brick In The Wall >03. Runaway Jim >04. Heroes >05. Runaway Jim >06. Psycho Killer >07. Runaway Jim08. Mother09. Tweezer %%10. Lazarus %% >11. Another Brick In The Wall12. Life On Mars %13. Once In A Lifetime **14. Wish You Were Here/Space Oddity Mashup >15. David Bowie16. encore break17. All The Young Dudes %^^ >18. Tweezer Reprise %^^* space intro and lead in only. Fakeout to 1999** w/ David Bowie intro tease% w/ Hayley Jane on vocals%%w/ Stephen Learson on vocals^ w/ The Interstellar Dancers^^w/ The Interstellar Dancers,Indobox members & many other PTFamily members onstage joining in with the audience chorus singalonglast_img read more

102 NegOcc ARBs receive redocumented land titles

first_imgIn the neighboring Murcia town, 27 ARBs received land titles and wereafterwards installed on some 30-hectare property previously owned by Norma Tinsay in Barangay Sta. Rosa, Murcia on Feb. 27. BACOLOD City – A total of 102 farmers from three local government unitsin the northern part of this province received their certificates of landownership awards (CLOAs) for some 151 hectares of redocumented lands inseparate rites facilitated by the Department of Agrarian Reform(DAR)I sincelast week of February. Nineteen agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) through individual titlesoccupied around 55 hectares of land in Barangay Felisa here – in the propertypreviously owned by Gilopez Kabayao on March 5. Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer (Marpo) Edwin Sanchez, wholed the distribution, urged the new landowners to always keep in mind thepayment of their taxes, among other obligations. Within 10 years from the issuance of the collective CLOAs, DAR shallretain the option to generate the individual certificate in the name of theARBs based on their request and the approved subdivision plan of thelandholding and supported by the deed of participation executed by allco-owners named in the collective CLOAs. The option to select a collective CLOA may be exercised by the ARBsunder Section 25 of Republic Act 6657, or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Lawof 1988. Some of the 19 agrarian reform beneficiaries receive certificate of land ownership awards to around 55 hectares of redocumented land in Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City on March 5. DAR NEGROS OCCIDENTAL I-NORTHcenter_img The redocumentation and distribution of lands are provided under the AdministrativeOrder No. 3 Series of 1993, or the Rules and Procedures Governing the Issuanceof Collective CLOAs and Subsequent Issuance of Individual Titles to Co-owners.It is also under the Administrative Order No. 2, Series of 2019, or theGuidelines and Procedures on the Parcelization of Landholdings with CollectiveCLOAs. “Always know your responsibilities and legal obligations to the landawarded to you,” Marpo Rodrigo Jose Villaluna told the ARBs. Marpo Edelita Abanilla told thefarmer-recipients to take good care of the lands provided by the government.She also urged them to engage in progressive farming and other businessventures. Many landholdings were awarded to the ARBs under a collected CLOAthrough the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. And under Section 10 ofRepublic Act 9700, or the CARP Extension with Reforms Law, DAR is mandated toimmediately undertake the parcelization of collected CLOAs over lands that arenot collectively farmed or operated in an integrated manner.(With a report from PNA/PN) The remaining 66 hectares of redocumented land previously owned by thegroup of Josefina Alibutdan were distributed to 56 ARBs in Barangay Caduha-an,Cadiz City on Feb. 26. last_img read more

NFF AGA Fixed for November 13 in Uyo

first_imgAt that meeting, it was resolved that board members, state FA chairmen and secretaries should all converge on Uyo for the November 12 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Algeria and the next day, the AGA will hold at the Le Meridien hotel, camp base of the Super Eagles.The proponents of this idea believe this is the only way they can cut cost and maximise the little money available.It was further revealed that the secretariat of the football house has put forward a budget of 40 million Naira to the NFF president whose priority for now is sourcing for monies to successfully prosecute Nigeria’s the vital World Cup qualifier with Algeria in Uyo.Top on the agenda of the 2016 AGA will be Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualification, the journey so far, reviewing the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League season and deciding a new kick-off date for the new season, among others.NFF president Amaju Pinnick, who was in Abuja Monday, has been briefed on this new date as an official announcement is expected anytime soon.It also understood that the Governor of Akwa Ibom State Udom Emmanuel will officially declare the event open on November 13.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have concluded plans to now host the severally postponed Annual General Assembly on November 13 in Uyo, a day after the Nigeria World Cup qualifier against Algeria.This is the outcome of a meeting held in Abuja Monday between some chieftains of the football house.last_img read more

Collecting soybean carry

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLCCorn and beans rallied last week because rain swept through the Midwest slowing harvest. In select areas where harvest is behind, processors are bidding up for grain. It’s unlikely these basis bumps will last long, but some lucky farmers who managed to harvest some grain early could benefit.The slow harvest progress may help corn from sliding all the way back to lows from two weeks ago. I doubt beans will be as lucky. There are just too many in the fields and as they get harvested it could be too much for the market to deal with. Collecting bean carryOn 8/30 the November to July bean spread was a 49-cent premium. With all of my bean sales hedged against November futures, I was concerned about the current low basis levels. Since I can store all of my 2018 harvested beans and I have all of my beans sold, I moved my sales forward to capture the 49-cent carry. I did this by buying back my November beans futures and immediately sold July bean futures for 49 cent higher.As always, as long as the crop is sold, the price level of the bean futures trades doesn’t matter. Only the spread value matters when collecting the carry because the sales are still in place. What does it cost to hold the beans in the bin that long?Since I could sell the beans immediately at harvest, there is a cost to hold grain and not pay down my operation note. That 49 cents enables me to collect 6.125 cents per month until summer when basis levels may be better (49 cents per 8 months of holding from November-July).Assuming a $7.50 per bushel cash value in southeast Nebraska this week and a 6% operating note, it costs me 3.75 cents per month to hold the grain in the bin. With the 6.125 cents carry premium, I’m actually making a guaranteed 2.375 cents per month on the carry to hold the beans (6.125 carry premium – 3.75 loan interest). That would mean I can guarantee myself 19 cents of actual profit to hold the beans until summer. What about basis risk?Basis could get worse if the crop is bigger than estimated and futures have a large rally and trade issues don’t improve. So, I still have basis risk. Another contributing factor is the upcoming South American growing year. While a crop failure may cause a futures price spike, it doesn’t guarantee a basis rally. How China, who consumes 60% of the world’s beans, would handle any bean shortages from South America during this trade war becomes a big factor. If the trade issues remain unresolved well past the election and China refuses to accept U.S. bean imports, basis values may go down further.That’s a lot of unknowns that are impossible to predict. While I know I have risk with the basis I’m going to instead look at historical trends for the basis in my area. Those trends support the notion that bean basis usually improves after harvest. If that happens, my bean profits will also increase. The importance of separating futures, market carry and basisCollecting market carry is one of the least risky ways to guarantee additional profits for my farm operation from storing grain. While I didn’t set the basis in the example above, I could have set basis in July for the same levels as current harvest delivery, which would have guaranteed me those 19 cents of profits. Historically, it’s been more advantageous to wait until further in the future to set the basis, so I made the decision to wait on setting a basis or even picking a location that I will sell cash beans to. That is why I continue to keep my sales in place using July futures.In hindsight I’m very glad I sold 100% of anticipated 2018 bean production last February when November futures were $10. With what I know today, that was a good decision. I’m also pleased I was able to add the additional 49 cents of market carry to my sale price too. At the time of the trade above that had been the highest carry I’ve seen in the bean market in the last 10 years.The example above illustrates why it’s so important to look at the futures price, market carry and basis separately within a grain marketing strategy. These factors move independently of each other, and if considered separately, it’s possible to maximize the potential opportunity within each one, offering the best farm operation profit potential. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more

17.51 lakh students to sit for SSC exams in Maharashtra today

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AFN election process fails to reflect First Nations population levels says Dene

first_imgAPTN National NewsShawn Atleo’s re-election last week as chief of the Assembly of First Nations is causing debate in the Northwest Territories.Some people there believe they have no say in AFN elections and believe the voting process must change.One of those people is lawyer Valerie Conrad who is part of the Yellowknives Dene Nation.She spoke to APTN National News from Yellowknife.last_img

New 108m building opened by FortisTCI a 24hr state of the art

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Premier salutes FortisTCI on round the clock work to restore electricity and visits 14 resorts after June 4 black out Editorial: Listen to your Mama Related Items:#magneticmedianews, FORTIStci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 31, 2017 – Providenciales – Three storeys tall, over 20,000 square feet, build at just under $10.8 million dollars and completed on time and on budget in 20 months; among the vital statistics of the newly opened FortisTCI Operations and Engineering Center.    A grand Grand Opening event was held just outside of the new building on Wednesday and in country for the ceremony were a slew of Fortis international and regional executives including Barry Perry, CEO of Fortis Inc in Canada.“Fortis is ready for what’s ahead, we’ll integrate new technologies and infrastructure and find ways of cleaner energy solutions across our territories.   We will continue to focus on our people by investing in them, we’ll focus on our customers and customer service delivery and of course we will continue to be good stewards of the community and give back.”There was prayer for the new structure which is home to the engineering team, environmental health and safety team, Transmission and Distribution, Energy Production administration, the new Systems Control Room and site services.    A tour revealed training facility with smart boards, elevator, board rooms, domestic facilities, a truly state of the art set up for the multi-purpose building which will function around the clock; a significant investment which #FortisTCI says is in anticipation of a forecast 3% annual growth for the Turks and Caicos over the next five years.Eddinton Powell, FortisTCI CEO was beaming.“This company has invested approximately $340 million dollars in capital infrastructure over the past eleven years.    Most of that aggregate investment was made directly in the local economy.  Let us conservatively estimate that  40% of that investment was paid for goods and services locally, that would represent some $130 million dollars injected into TCI economy by this company.”Minister of Infrastructure, Hon Goldray Ewing was unable to attend the opening but his greeting was presented by VP of Finance for FortisTCI, Ruth Forbes.“This and previous ingenuities displayed by FortisTCI not only inadvertently strengthens the economy but builds domestic capacity and contribute to the initiative of putting our society on a more prosperous and sustainable path.”The Operations and Engineering Center on Energy Street is designed for FortisTCI staff, customers will continue to be served at the main headquarters on Leeward Highway.#MagneticMediaNews FortisTCI ready for the building boom and consumer demand for electricity; plans in place and new ones coming says CEOlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for September 11 Explosion On Railroad Tracks Juveniles Toilet Papering

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