Mystery marriage referendum signs appear in city

first_imgNewsMystery marriage referendum signs appear in cityBy John Keogh – May 14, 2015 746 Advertisement Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads A photograph taken by Paul Tarpey of the poster on Todd’s BowA photograph taken by Paul Tarpey of the poster on Todd’s Bowby Aoife McLoughlin and Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A MYSTERY homophobic sign depicting two men holding hands with a child was discovered this week on Todd’s Bow, between Cruises Street and William Street.The sign was shared widely on social media after it was discovered at the weekend by Paul Tarpey, senior lecturer at LSAD (Limerick School of Art and Design), who says the area has been used for “anti-gay graffiti” over the years.Under a heading reading ‘Progress’, the men in the drawing suggest that they should “adopt a yellow one next” to become “the Branjalena of Ireland” and to be “the coolest family at this year’s LGBT parade”.Mr Tarpey, who has conducted research in the area of political graffiti and imagery, believes that the person who created the image “knew about iconography”.“There is very strong iconography and it has been so carefully done. I think it was someone who knew about iconography. You see the flag and the word progress and you think it’s a Yes vote. The artistic quality is actually unique. It is like the traditional celebratory sketches of ‘We are out and we are proud’ kind of thing.“In 1969 gay people in New York started the Stone Wall Club riots and the guys during the marches were dressed like those in the poster. The child they are holding is actually the Iona icon,” Mr Tarpey told the Limerick Post.According to Mr Tarpey, similar signs had been seen on the Dock Road.Dave Cuddihy, spokesperson for Yes Equality Limerick, said the group was aware of the poster.He told the Limerick Post: “It is very unfortunate to see the artist has felt the need to rely on such a measure to get their point across.“Across the city and county we have hundreds of volunteers on the ground each day engaging in civil and respectful conversations about this referendum and we are delighted to have had such a positive reception in Limerick.”Mr Cuddihy said the group was “under no illusions that we will see a lot more of this questionable behaviour” during the closing stages of the campaign.He continued: “But we must remain focused on our objective and about the central question in the referendum – providing constitutional equality to gay and lesbian citizens without undermining the rights of others.”Mr Cuddihy concluded: “If anyone feels strongly about the contents of this poster and wishes to join Yes Equality canvas groups in the final days of our campaign they can contact us by emailing [email protected]” Facebook Previous articlePlans for international film studio for LimerickNext articleCouncillors furious over lack of funding for social housing in West Limerick John Keogh Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Printcenter_img TAGSfeaturedLGBTlimerickmarriage equality referendumYes Equality Limerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Win cinema tickets

first_imgNewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – February 1, 2017 682 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Monday February 6.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed ‘T2 Trainspotting’?A. Danny BoyleB. Mike LeighC. Ken Loach Linkedincenter_img Previous articleHeadliner for ExmagicianNext articleGreat Limerick Run 2017 launched by Minister O’Donovan Alan Jacques WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickT2 Trainspottingtrainspotting Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

EMV: Where things stand now that the shift has occurred

first_imgAs you know, to combat payment card fraud and encourage the timely implementation of EMV chip cards, card brands set Oct. 1, 2015, as the fraud liability shift date for all magnetic-stripe point-of-sale transactions. While EMV has already been adopted by Europe and much of the world, the United States payment market is larger than all of Europe’s combined. The U.S. is also the most complex card issuing region in the world, with over 16 networks as well as various regulations that govern debit cards.As a result, it should be no surprise to learn there have been challenges.The necessary changes ATM and POS vendors and merchants needed to make took time and considerable expense to complete. Once developed, EMV technology needed to be rolled out to thousands of devices – another time consuming undertaking. Overall the credit card transition has gone well.On the other hand, during the testing phases for debit card processing, there were reports of transaction routing issues, transactions timing out and terminal messaging inconsistencies, causing confusion and frustration among card users.Put a plan in placeWith these issues in mind, understandably some credit unions waited for such challenges to be worked out prior to rolling out their own EMV card program. However as we prepare to enter a new year, it is important for credit unions to have some kind of plan in place for EMV chip-enabled cards.Credit union service provider LSC® offers some things to consider prior to initiating an EMV strategy for your credit union:Will your issuance strategy be a selective, natural reissue or a mass reissue?Have you considered extending your reissue term to help save on costs?Will you choose a generic card or custom card?Falling BackOne big thing every credit union should be aware as they implement an EMV strategy is the concept of fallback transactions. A fallback takes place when a chip card can’t be read by a chip enabled terminal (after three attempts) and “falls back” to a magnetic strip transaction. Although credit unions are still liable for fraudulent fallback transactions, most payment networks do not recommend declining them. The reason being you would probably be declining more valid transactions than fraudulent ones.Keep in mind, in some instances EMV capable terminals were installed but the merchant chose not to enforce inserting chipped cards and the terminal coding was reverted back to a magnetic-strip transaction. In such instances, any fraud liability falls on the merchant, not the card issuer.It’s important to note, not all types of merchants are currently chip enabled.  Javelin Research is reporting only approximately 25% of merchants are ready for EMV. Some are not required to be. For instance, when it comes to paying at the pump, the liability shift date for Automatic Fuel Dispensers (AFD) chip card terminals is not until October 2017. That means AFD chip card terminals may not be available at gas stations for a while.Education is still keyPerhaps the most important component when preparing your credit union for EMV, as with most things, is simply education. Making certain not only your staff, but your cardholders have an understanding of how EMV works and what to expect is key to a smooth transition.Alert your members that EMV chip cards are coming through your newsletter, email blasts, mailings and notices on your website. Include an FAQ sheet of everything the member needs to know about their new card. Utilize and share information offered for by both Visa and MasterCard that give simple, step-by-step instructions. Some card providers like LSC provide free in-branch materials such as table tents and handouts to their credit unions.Most importantly, make sure your staff can comfortably answer any questions and explain how the cards work and the additional security they offer. 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bart Scott Bart is the Marketing Communication Coordinator for LSC in Naperville, IL. He has worked for the Illinois Credit Union System in various roles for nearly five years. Prior to his … Web: Detailslast_img read more

St Enoch beats Buchanan blues

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Stroke survivors tee off during Make May Purple

first_img The Stroke Association has teamed up with England Golf to provide golf coaching courses for stroke survivors in the Crewe area.The first of two Get into golf five-week courses is running during the Stroke Association’s national awareness month: Make May Purple.At the weekly sessions, held at Malkins Bank Golf Course in Sandbach, nine stroke survivors have access to an hour’s coaching session on the driving range. A second Get into golf course for local stroke survivors will run in June due to the popularity of the first sessions.Hilary Belshaw, Information, Advice and Support Coordinator at the Stroke Association, said: “More people than ever before are surviving a stroke. But many stroke survivors tell us that after all the effort to save their lives they then feel isolated when they return home.“The golf course provides an opportunity for stroke survivors to meet others who are also experiencing a life after stroke, benefit from exercise, build their confidence and enjoy learning new skills. We’re thrilled the first course has been so popular and would encourage stroke survivors across South Cheshire to get in touch should they like to get involved.”The Get into golf programme has been specifically tailored to stroke survivors and participants are asked to contribute £10 to the five-week course. Each week there is an hour’s coaching and all equipment is provided.Sean Hammill, county officer for the Cheshire Golf Development Group, which has been working with the Stroke Association to deliver the golf coaching session, says: “Golf offers a great rehabilitation pathway to stroke survivors as it gives them the chance to build up their physical activity gradually, develop new skills and increase their overall confidence in a social environment which will encourage those taking part to return and continue.“Malkins Banks offers all the right facilities for newcomers to the sport and the club was keen to support this initiative. The sessions have been delivered by PGA professional Alex Heller, from the Ian Woosnam Academy.“The response has been fantastic and we look forward to seeing those taking part continuing to make progress in their recovery and enjoying the long-term health benefits golf can bring.”The Stroke Association is calling on everyone to sign up to Make May Purple in 2016. During the month of May, the charity is raising awareness of the impact of stroke, and sharing information and advice on how to help prevent the condition across the country.For further information about the Get into golf programme for stroke survivors please contact Hilary Belshaw, Information, Advice and Support Coordinator at the Stroke Association in South Cheshire on 01270 589 168 or email [email protected] into golf is a national campaign to inspire new golfers run by England Golf through its county network. Opportunities include beginner and follow-on courses with PGA professionals. They are a fun and sociable way to start golf – and a great way to make new friends. Lessons can cost as little as £25 for a five-week course.To find your nearest centre visit to find and book an activity or call 0800 118 2766. 10 May 2016 Stroke survivors tee off during Make May Purple last_img read more

Kluh Jewelers Creates Custom Pendant For Olympia Couple

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by L. Jeanette Strole Parks for Kluh JewelersIf you have ever been pleased to reach a major milestone in life, you know that it is customary to have celebrations for friends and family. What better excuse is there for loved ones to gather and eat a festive dinner, indulge in a decadent cake or perhaps drink a glass of champagne? A special commemorative keepsake also allows the joy to continue long after the cake is gone and the balloons are deflated. For most people, gifts of such a magnitude will reflect on something personal, meaningful or perhaps be found in a creatively made custom piece of art or jewelry.For Olympia-area resident, Mark Norby, the milestone was a big one: “I wanted to do something extra special for my wife, Clarissa, for our 50th wedding anniversary.” 

After some consideration, he decided that gold-jewelery would be an appropriate way to honor their long and happy marriage. Deciding where to go was not a difficult decision. For Norby, the Kluh name was synonymous in Olympia with high quality, and great customer service. He explains that he had significant familiarity with the local jewelery store, not just as a customer of theirs, but also vice-versa. “I did a lot of printing for Kluh’s in my 22 years at ABC Printing, and I know them as a leader in promoting quality among jewelers. Clarissa, and I bought a couple of other pieces in the past, and have had ring cleaning and repair done there.”Knowing that his satisfaction would be of utmost importance to the staff at Kluh’s, he brought in his ideas so they could brainstorm together. “Kluh’s is a local business with a long-standing reputation and investment in our community. I felt I could trust Kluh’s to do a quality piece of jewelry for a fair price.” The idea of a pendant had been rolling around in his head, and with a few sketches in hand, he was eagerly greeted at the store by friendly staff.Initially, the basic concept consisted of a heart shape with a ‘50’ suspended in the middle. But as he continues, “While sketching out the idea, it occurred to me that the left side of the heart could be the letter ‘C’ and the right side could be a stylized letter ‘M’ with the ends of the letters intertwined. I did several sketches and came up with one I liked best.”Kluh’s long-time employee, Helen Wilkins, was happy to help Norby come up with the final design. “She researched some catalogs with a heart pendant that would resemble the basic intertwining heart design of my sketch. Then the right side of the heart could be reworked by Kluh’s goldsmith to make the stylized ‘M’ and he could also put a ’50’ in the middle.” 

After a bit of looking in a variety of resources, Norby recounts that they had a successful hunt. “Helen found a nearly perfect match to my heart sketch and ordered the heart and the ‘50’ numerals for my approval. She discussed it with the goldsmith, who said he could make it all work and made a suggestion for a hidden chain loop. The result couldn’t have been more perfect.  The work is beautiful, and it totally matches the vision I had.”Norby picked up the finished piece in plenty of time, well over a week before their wedding-vow renewal ceremony at their church. In front of their loved ones, Mark and Clarissa rededicated their wedding vows, and he gave her the unique gold pendant. “I presented it to Clarissa during the ceremony.  The look of happy amazement on her face was precious!  It was an unforgettable moment.”last_img read more