Pork production to return by weekend – Irish beef cleared

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPork production to return by weekend – Irish beef clearedBy admin – December 10, 2008 770 Facebook Print Email Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img The FSAI cleared the Irish beef industry this week following adequate testing on cattle herds. It is also believed that production of pork products could get back under way as soon as this weekend.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FOLLOWING the general recall of all Irish Pork products last weekend by the HSE and the government, fears were allayed on Tuesday when the FSAI announced that the Irish beef industry was not to fall foul of a similar fate.See our local news story for more….. Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleIrish beef cleared by FSAINext articleGE Money shed 80 jobs nationwide adminlast_img read more

Strategies to increase profitability of your check program

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Wendy BlaeserIncreasing revenue while reducing costs – it’s a universal goal for financial institutions. Yet with a regulatory environment and economic conditions that are constantly in flux, it can be singularly challenging to achieve that ideal balance of making more money while spending less. Credit unions that do so live to loan another day. Those that don’t go the way of the dodo.Of course, every financial institution looks for new markets and products that can boost revenue for the lowest possible cost – and that’s a good thing. But is your credit union undervaluing a tried-and-true income stream? We’re talking about the lowly check order.Despite the meteoric rise of e-payments, checks remain a viable payment form. Consider these numbers:$86.4 billion a day changes hands in America via checks — $1 million per second.In 2012, consumers and businesses wrote more than 21 billion checks.Deluxe prints 4.2 billion checks per year. continue reading »last_img read more

SeaRenergy and N-Sea Secure DolWin Alpha Work

first_imgA consortium of SeaRenergy and N-Sea has won a contract by TenneT for modification works to the jacket foundation of the HVDC platform DolWin alpha.The lead partner SeaRenergy is in charge of the engineering and design services, as well as the fabrication of clamps, which will be installed on each of the six jacket legs in order to increase the overall lifetime of the HVDC transmission system.Once SeaRenergy completes the trial of mockup test structures, N-Sea will provide subsea installation services using a dive support vessel (DSV) with a diving team and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).“This award is the culmination of months of hard work by the consortium team. We look forward to delivering the project with our partner and building on the cooperation and trust we have established with SeaRenergy,” N-Sea CEO Gerard Keser said.Located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone of the North Sea, DolWin alpha comprises five decks that rise 80m above the water surface.The platform connects offshore wind farms around 75km off the coast in the DolWin cluster with the country’s transmission grid.last_img read more

Devin Toner keen to take opportunity to win back Ireland starting spot

first_img Ulster powerhouse Iain Henderson slotted in to fine effect in the 50-7 opening Pool D win over Canada in Cardiff, leaving Toner playing catch-up. “It’s a huge opportunity for me personally and hopefully I can take it,” said Toner, ahead of Ireland’s clash with Romania at Wembley on Sunday. “It’s absolutely massive. “I was obviously disappointed not to be involved last week but it just reinforces the fact that everyone has to perform in every game and you take every game in isolation. “One hundred per cent Iain’s (Henderson) performance last week increases the pressure. “You can see the competition for places now, there’s real quality throughout. “And it just reinforces the strength in depth. “Hendy’s playing brilliantly well so I’ve really got to front up this week.” Press Association Devin Toner has admitted he must “front up” against Romania to win back his starting place in Ireland’s first-choice World Cup line-up. Leinster lock Toner was an integral part of Ireland’s successive RBS 6 Nations triumphs, but was summarily dropped by boss Joe Schmidt for the start of the World Cup. Toner admitted he must raise the stakes after a poor showing in Ireland’s final warm-up match, a 21-13 defeat to England at Twickenham on September 5. Ulster’s fast-improving Henderson has been backed to become an Ireland mainstay for years to come, and punched holes with ball in hand against Canada. Toner candidly accepted his position as needing to impose himself against the Romanians in a bid to claw back some lost ground. The 6ft 11in lock stands aloft as the tournament’s tallest player, and will lead Ireland’s lineout in forming a new lock partnership with Donnacha Ryan on Sunday. It would have been easy for Toner to claim he missed out on Canada selection purely on rotation – instead the straight-talking second row held up his hands on his below-par showing against England. “Any time you get a bit of disappointment, you look back at past games and see what you need to improve,” said Toner, feeling the heat from Henderson. “I have a pretty good idea how that I haven’t been getting on the ball a lot in the last couple of games, and mainly a couple of my defensive stats weren’t great. “So I think they were the two main reasons. “You do look back at what you need to improve and obviously Hendy is a fantastic ball carrier. “If I can emulate him it will be good, but I don’t know. “Defensively it’s just about getting the reps and getting off the line, actually making the tackles. “I think you saw in that England game that I slipped off Joe Marler when he went through, so it’s just about getting the bite in the shoulder and getting your feet underneath you. “I have an idea of what I need to improve on and Joe just reinforced it, but it is good to know where you need to work on.” Ireland defence coach Les Kiss admitted Toner needs to raise his level now in order to contest selection for the pivotal pool battles against Italy and France. “I wouldn’t say he has to counter what Hendy did, but from his own perspective he was disappointed with his performance against England,” said Kiss. “But he’s a good pro, and he played 20-odd games straight for us before that. “And he did play a lot of good rugby for us. “He’s certainly put his mind on the job and he’s hoping to rectify several things. “So we’d expect to see a bit of a change there.” last_img read more

Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig power Dodgers over Mets

first_imgNEW YORK >> After 10 pitching changes and more than 4 hours of baseball, the Dodgers did what they usually do against the New York Mets lately.Win.Adrian Gonzalez homered again in his second consecutive three-hit game and Yasiel Puig reached base five times to lead the Dodgers over the skidding Mets 9-4 Tuesday night.Josh Beckett (2-1) helped himself with an RBI single in his second straight victory after 14 winless starts, but the fiery right-hander left frustrated after failing to get an out in the sixth inning. “I was mad at myself,” Beckett said. “Last thing you want to do is kill your bullpen the first game of a series.”Carl Crawford scored three times and stole two bases. Gonzalez connected for a two-run shot in a four-run fifth, when L.A. chased Rafael Montero (0-2) from his second major league start.“Tonight was great,” Gonzalez said. “We took walks, putting pressure on and putting up runs. We tallied up a pretty easy win there at the end.”Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe limped off with a right hamstring injury after his ninth-inning double. Puig, who had three hits and scored twice to extend his recent tear at the plate, delivered an RBI single during a three-run ninth.Curtis Granderson (three hits) and Lucas Duda homered in the sixth for the Mets, who dropped to 5-13 in May with their fifth defeat in six games. Twice they loaded the bases with one out and came up empty in the opener of a nine-game homestand. New York (20-24) fell a season-worst four games under .500 and lost for the 10th time in 11 meetings with the Dodgers dating to July 1, 2012.The teams combined to use 12 pitchers in a yawner that took 4 hours, 8 minutes — a minute short of tying the Mets record for a nine-inning game.“It seemed like we were on the field the majority of the game and that’s not good,” New York third baseman David Wright said.Puig drew a leadoff walk in the fifth and Gonzalez hit his 11th homer into the Dodgers’ bullpen in right-center. The streaking slugger has eight hits in his past 12 at-bats, including a home run in Sunday’s loss at Arizona.“I’m just staying with it all season long. Not going to change a thing,” Gonzalez said.Matt Kemp doubled and Crawford’s RBI single chased Montero (0-2), who arrived in the majors with a reputation for fine control. One of the team’s top pitching prospects, the 23-year-old right-hander has walked six and served up three home runs in 10 1/3 big league innings.“I’m going to find out what he’s trying to do. If he’s trying to pitch to the corners, in this league you’ve got to earn that, you’ve got to earn the corners,” Mets manager Terry Collins said.“Once the umpire knows you’ll pound that strike zone, he’ll give you some stuff. He fell behind a lot tonight. That’s why he threw a lot of pitches. We’ve got to get him to realize he’s good enough to get strike one and go from there.”Uribe fisted a run-scoring single over a drawn-in infield against Jeurys Familia to cap the outburst.Puig, the co-NL player of the week, doubled off the top of the right-field wall in the sixth and scored on Hanley Ramirez’s single to make it 6-1.Earlier in the game, the exuberant right fielder appeared to lose track of the outs when he fired a throw to third base after catching a fly ball to end the third inning. That drew chuckles from Puig’s teammates — and a long stare from a perplexed Uribe.After giving up three runs on two homers and a double in the sixth, an animated Beckett gestured with his arm when catcher A.J. Ellis came out for a visit that preceded a walk to Wilmer Flores.As he waited to be removed by manager Don Mattingly, Beckett bounced the ball on the back of the mound and appeared to be venting to teammates about a pitch “right down the middle.”“He hit a wall, which is unusual for him,” Mattingly said. “It happened quick.”J.P. Howell struck out three in 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Chris Withrow retired Duda and Flores with the bases loaded to preserve a two-run lead in the seventh.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more