Minister lost touch with Munster farmers as fodder crisis deepens –…

first_imgLimerick Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live BusinessNewsMinister lost touch with Munster farmers as fodder crisis deepens – CollinsBy Staff Reporter – April 3, 2018 1687 Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleThe next Limerick Historical Society lecture to be given by former RTE correspondentNext articleRecord number of volunteers take part in forth installment of Team Limerick Clean- Up Staff Reporter Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook TAGScrisisFianna FáilfodderlimerickMichael Creedniall collinsTeagasc WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival THE MUNSTER farming community has been failed by the Minister for agriculture, food and marine, Michael Creed TD, according to Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins who said the department has left the fodder crisis deepen and spread nationwide.Farmers throughout the dairy heartland of Munster and South Leinster have been left in crisis as fodder supplies dwindle.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a bid to combat the shortages, a forage register to connect feed buyers and sellers is being established by Teagasc and it is expected that the register will help farmers who have run out of fodder to source silage and other feed supplies from those with surplus stocks.However, Deputy Collins, newly appointed as the party spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that “Minister Creed has lost touch with hard pressed farmers.“He has effectively switched off, judging by his comments earlier this week that it is the “individual responsibility” of each farmer to ensure there is enough fodder on farms.“This is a shocking state of affairs and shows how out of touch Fine Gael is with rural Ireland.“This government lacks empathy and has failed to grasp the severity of the situation of farmers who are struggling to survive as the cold wet weather continues unabated.“We are now into April and poor soil conditions are preventing farmers from putting their cattle out to grass.“The government’s transport subsidy scheme has been a gigantic failure with just nine applications to date. The Minister totally misjudged the situation.Deputy Collins said that from day one, “I have called for a meal voucher scheme to be set up for farmers affected.“Teagasc has been advising farmers to prioritise the feeding of meal concentrates to plug the gap. As it’s a grain based product, there is no shortage of supply and it would reduce the demand for fodder.“However, the Minister’s short-sighted scheme completely ignored this, focusing solely on fodder transportation, therefore driving up the demand, and the price of hay and silage bales nationwide.“Minister Creed must step up to the mark and realise that farmers are genuinely struggling. This government’s anti-rural attitude cannot be allowed to persist”, Deputy Collins added.See more news here Email Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Scott Ellis Set to Direct NBC’s Live A Few Good Men

first_img Scott Ellis, who received a Tony nomination this year for directing the revival of She Loves Me, will helm NBC’s live broadcast of A Few Good Men. The announcement was made at Variety’s annual TV Summit in Los Angeles.As previously reported, the telecast is set to air on NBC in early 2017. When asked about the choice, according to Variety, playwright and Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin said, “I couldn’t be more excited.”Ellis, who serves as Roundabout Theatre Company’s associate artistic director, has helmed the recent revivals of On the Twentieth Century, The Elephant Man, You Can’t Take It With You, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Harvey. He has also directed for the small screen on several occasions and received an Emmy nomination for his work on a season one episode of 30 Rock.The courtroom drama is one of two live theatrical broadcasts the Peacock network has lined up: Hairspray Live!, starring newcomer Maddie Baillio and Harvey Fierstein, will air on December 7. Scott Ellis(Photo: Jeremy Daniel) View Commentslast_img read more

Using disruption for good

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » For any business, the threat of industry disruption can loom large on the minds of those in charge.What’s the next big thing? Will we be ready? How will we adapt? What does success look like? How do we get there?But in 2020, most thriving credit unions have embraced the first wave of digital transformation disruption as technology advances. With the current health crisis driving even more demand for digital delivery of financial services, you’re probably finding that your credit union has to be even more open to change that before—that is, agile and maybe even industry-leading in technology adoption.But there is a silver lining in the disruption of new technology and even in the scrambling that comes from outside market forces like the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, why not see disruption as an opportunity?last_img read more

Ian Wright tells Mikel Arteta to play Dani Ceballos in new position at Arsenal

first_img Comment Wright was impressed by Ceballos (Picture: DAZN)‘Like I say the creativity from the midfield is a problem at the moment, the sooner they can sort that out the better,’ Wright told Premier League Productions after Arsenal’s defeat at Anfield.‘I think Dani Ceballos can play a bit further up and push on, especially if we’re going to player a counter-attacking style. ‘You cannot play a game and not get a guy as potent as Aubameyang in the game and get him some chances. ‘Mikel [Arteta] has to do something to get him into it. Unfortunately with Xhaka and Elneny – yes they can take the ball from the centre halves – but they can’t progress it into the forward areas. We didn’t keep the ball at all today. That’s what Mikel has got to worry about.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal have until Monday to make further additions to their squad and Arteta hopes to make at least one further signing.The Gunners are prioritising a deal for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar but still have hopes of signing Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Thomas Partey. Wright believes the addition of Aouar could help Arsenal’s lack of creativity in midfield. ‘You can see that in Liverpool’s team everyone can move forward because Arsenal were starting so deep but what was evident to me was that we didn’t have that person in midfield who was comfortable enough on the ball until Ceballos came on,’ said Wright.‘[They need] Someone who they can pass the ball to, who is comfortable to receive it with someone on his back, who can pop it off, who can turn it round the corner. From there Arsenal can play but we can’t do that at the moment. That’s why it’s imperative we get Aouar from Lyon. ‘He’s someone that can get on the ball and get the forwards going. you saw the chances that Ceballos made when he came on. that’s what Arsenal need.’MORE: Darren Fletcher makes worrying Man Utd prediction as club dither in transfer window Advertisement Ian Wright tells Mikel Arteta to play Dani Ceballos in new position at Arsenal Sean KearnsThursday 1 Oct 2020 5:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kShares Dani Ceballos has been used sparingly so far this term (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Mikel Arteta should deploy Dani Ceballos in a more advanced midfield role this season in order to unlock the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.The Spaniard extended his stay at the Emirates by a further 12 months in August after Arsenal agreed a second one-year loan deal with his parent club Real Madrid.The midfielder is popular with supporters and he displayed his vision during an impressive cameo appearance in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.Ceballos started the game on the bench but Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny failed to deliver any service for Arsenal’s three-man frontline, who were starved of service until the Spaniard came on. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are keen on signing Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar to fill their creative void but Wright believes Ceballos could be another option. Advertisementlast_img read more

Trilogy Health Services CEO Randall Bufford transitions to chairman of the board

first_imgBatesville, IN—​​​​Randall Bufford, President & CEO of Trilogy Health Services, announced yesterday his transition to the role of Chairman of the Board, effective October 1, 2019. Leigh Ann Barney, Trilogy’s Chief Operating Officer, will be assuming the position of President & CEO at Trilogy.“I’ve been planning for this transition for over 10 years,” commented Bufford. “Now is the perfect time for me to take a step back from day-to-day operations at Trilogy. We’re checking off all the boxes – outstanding customer satisfaction, record employee engagement and retention rates, and our financial position has never been stronger. This is a good thing for Trilogy. I have absolute confidence not only in Leigh Ann and the rest of our leadership team, but in the people who work at every one of our communities. Trilogy’s success lies in our culture, and our culture is thriving within the hearts of the 15,000 employees who make up our family. We have built a company that cares for those who care for others (#C4U) and that cycle has led to an enormous amount of success, not only for Trilogy, but for our employees and our residents. I know that Leigh Ann will nurture this culture and carry on our tradition of continuous improvement. We’ve reached record highs, but we’re nowhere close to being satisfied. In my new role as Chairman of the Board, I look forward to mentoring Leigh Ann, and to helping Trilogy grow in the coming years. I know that under her leadership, our employees will continue to say what I am saying today: Trilogy is the Best Place I Ever Worked.”“I am truly humbled to be walking in the footsteps of such an incredible servant leader,” commented Leigh Ann Barney, Trilogy’s Chief Operating Officer. “His example has and will continue to inspire the entire senior leadership team here at Trilogy to keep striving for excellence, to keep investing in our employees, and to keep pursuing our goal of being the Best Healthcare Company in the Midwest (#BHCM). I have learned so much in my 19 years at Trilogy, and I continue to learn every time I round at our campuses. And although every lesson is different, they all drive home the same message: at Trilogy, we’re family. We love each other, we look out for each other, and we do what is right for one another, every day. It is the utmost honor to serve such an inspiring group of employees, and I promise to lead by the example Randy has set since day one. Our future is bright, and I look forward to celebrating our successes in the years to come.”Through his position as Chairman of the Board, Bufford will continue to be involved in strategic decisions regarding Trilogy. He will also be focusing much of his time on mentoring his successor to ensure that the transition goes smoothly for Trilogy’s employees, constituents, and partners. In a recent video to employees, Bufford emphasized that he is not going away and that he will always be part of the fabric of Trilogy.“We are building an enterprise that’s much bigger than Randy Bufford or Leigh Ann Barney,” Bufford continued. “It’s about all of our people. We’re investing in our future, so the great things we all know as Trilogy will continue olast_img read more