NewsCars driving on footpath at Hassett’s CrossBy Bernie English – October 30, 2020 4176 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for Covid project Email Advertisement Print Over 100 free workshops at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook #ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photos The last dance for a Limerick cultural institution Shannon firm makes transport safer for sick children Road Safety Alert – Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for strong wind Previous articleThe last dance for a Limerick cultural institutionNext articleShannon firm makes transport safer for sick children Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSLimerick Post Keeping Limerick Posted Limerickroad safetysafety WhatsApp Hassett’s Cross with Thomond Park in the background.LOCALS in the Hassett’s Cross area of Limerick City and people who walk or exercise nearby are deeply concerned about cars driving up on the footpath to dodge traffic lights and queues of traffic.Local woman Olivia Cotter was one of the people who raised the issue after she saw a young child almost knocked down by a driver in a hurry. “The traffic there can be horrendous,” she told the Limerick Post.“I’ve witnessed a woman walking with her little daughter who was on a scooter. A car drove up from the path alongside the child and continued to drive through the open area of the path at Hassett’s pub in order to avoid traffic, without any concerns for the welfare of the mother and child.”Local woman Olivia Cotter witnessed the incidentMs Cotter said neither she nor the child’s mother could catch the registration number of the car, which sped away.“They child was lucky she was not ran over. It was very close,” she added.“This pathway is used by many pedestrians and it is a danger.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up I would hope any public representatives reading this could help out by asking the council to erect a barrier or a railing to safeguard the public from such reckless drivers.“A railing like the one alongside the school would be suitable. I hope something will be done soon before somebody is killed.“This has been happening a lot and it is very unfair on other road users. Not being able to take your kids or animals for a walk, without the fear of been run over on a public footpath.“People in general expect to be and to feel safe walking on a footpath. This is just bizarre,” she declared.
On Wednesday night, July 18th, Dispatch continued their extensive summer tour with Nahko and Medicine for the People and Raye Zaragoza at SummerStage NYC in Central Park. As they have throughout this tour, the band performed a hearty helping of material from their 2017 release, America, Location 12, including “Only the Wild Ones”, “Midnight Lorry”, “Windylike”, “Painted Yellow Lines”, “Rice Water”, “Curse + Crush”, and more. Amidst the newer tunes, Dispatch peppered in a selection of fan-favorites, including “Bang Bang” (1997), “Time Served” (2000), “Flying Horses” (1996), and “Open Up” (2000).The band was in fine form all evening, showcasing their diverse abilities as they rotated instruments and stage positions with virtually every song. Chad Stokes also used the space between songs to speak his mind, offering uplifting messages to those affected by our country’s current immigration policies and sending love to founding band member Pete Francis Heimbold, who is not currently touring with the band as he continues to battle depression.After a rocking set-closing rendition of Bang Bang favorite “Bats in the Belfry”, the band returned to the stage and began their encore with one last America, Location 12 track, “Be Gone”. Finally, Dispatch kicked into one last cut from Bang Bang, “Out Loud”, bringing up the wheelchair-bound son of their former manager to enjoy the onstage Big Apple glow along with them to the audible approval of the audience.Dispatch returns to Central Park tonight for their second and final New York show. From there, they’ll head to the Jersey Shore for a performance at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park on Friday, July 20th, and onward to Maryland for a Merriweather Post Pavillion performance on Saturday, July 21st. For a full list of Dispatch’s upcoming summer tour dates, head to the band’s website.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from Dispatch’s first of two New York City performances courtesy of photographer Andrew O’Brien.Setlist: Dispatch | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 7/18/2018Set: Only the Wild Ones, Time Served, Midnight Lorry, Bang Bang, Beto, Windylike, Flying Horses, Painted Yellow Lines, Rice Water, Fallin’, Curse + Crush, Open Up, Fly With Me, Bats in the BelfryEncore: Be Gone, Out LoudDispatch | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 7/18/18 | Photos: Andrew O’Brien Load remaining images
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Like so many businesspeople, I seek inspiration to improve myself and my credit union whenever possible. Several years ago, I saw a little saying on LinkedIn that has been speaking to me on an almost daily basis since: “There is no substitute for give a damn.”It speaks to me because whether you “give a damn” is so integral to what makes credit unions the best place for consumers to do their banking. The operational tsunami we all faced with COVID-19 only reinforced the importance of showing you “give a damn” and may have actually exposed how perhaps credit unions don’t have the wide lead they once enjoyed over the banks and other financial institutions in terms of reaching out to and serving consumers. How can credit unions improve their “give a damn” quotient?1. Continue to lead with transparent, consumer-friendly products and policies.Credit unions, like it or not, have a reputation for being plain Jane when it comes to product design. Think of all the complex options banks tend to build into home equity lines—like the ability to lock the rate on a portion (or several) portions of the overall line—and the cash-back rewards they offer on credit cards that vary greatly based on the product purchased (gas, groceries, etc). In these cases, the design sells the product. A very attractive feature catches the consumer’s attention and differentiates the equity loan or credit card. Sometimes, these features can be fairly difficult for the consumer to understand. I think there’s an opportunity to build our business and reputation by embracing the elegance in simplicity and/or ease of use. While the iPhone is an extraordinarily complex device, it’s well-designed from a consumer standpoint; there are no iPhone instruction manuals! How can you make your financial products easier for members to understand and use?