Castletroy Park Opticians celebrate ten years in business

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Facebook Margaret Greaney (Optical Receptionist), Daniel Casey (Owner/Practice Optometrist), Susan Hill (Practice Optometrist), Aoife Lynch (3rd Year Student Optometry), Trina O’Sullivan (Shop and Lab Manager)CASTLETROY Park Opticians are making  ten years in business by extending a special thank you to customers and patients for their continuing support, particularly in such challenging times.Owned by optometrist Daniel Casey, the locally owned business is situated in the Castletroy Retail Centre beside the local Bank of Ireland branch with free parking available for customers.Reflecting on the gradual easing of Covid restrictions, Mr Casey said, “We are delighted to be able to continue to provide an Optometry service to all our patients  and look forward to do so well into the future.“Susan Hill is our Senior Optometrist and between us we have over 40 years experience in optics. We both have a special interest in new innovations in contact and spectacle lenses regarding myopia (short sightedness) control and management of VDU-related eye issues.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Trina is our shop and lab manager with over 15 years experience in optics while Margaret our optical receptionist has been with us over three years. Aoife is a third year Optometry student and has been with us for over two years.“If qualified eye examinations and a selected range of glasses are covered by medical cards or PRSI entitlements and we can provide this service with a full eye exam costing €30,” Mr Casey added.Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.#LimerickPost #KeepingLimerickPosted #sc Email Previous article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photosNext articleA new talent acquisition solution from Optima Recruitment Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img Linkedin Print BusinessNewsCastletroy Park Opticians celebrate ten years in businessBy Staff Reporter – May 20, 2021 190 Advertisementlast_img read more

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New Suzy Lamplugh documentary to offer fresh evidence on her whereabouts

first_imgA new two-part documentary that recounts the infamous disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh is to be broadcast next week including both new interviews with her surviving family and claims made by a new witness.Episode 1 is due to be broadcast on Sky on 14th March and, its producers promise, will use compelling new evidence to ‘unravel Suzy’s case and her disappearance’.Fulham, London-based sales negotiator Lamplugh was just 25 when she disappeared on July 28th 1986 after leaving her Sturgis Estate Agents branch to meet a ‘Mr Kipper’ to view a property on Shorrods Road.She was last seen getting into her car with a man before disappearing into thin air. Lamplugh was declared ‘presumed dead’ in 1993. She would have turned 60 this year.Multiple official and unofficial police, newspaper and TV investigations have failed to either definitely prove who killed Lamplugh or discover the location of her remains, although serial sex offender John Cannan has been named as the most likely candidate.The recent TV investigation came just three months ago; the December, 2020 Channel 5 documentary, ‘The Vanishing of Suzy Lamplugh’ (pictured above).Jim LamplughBut the new and longer Sky documentary revisits the story of her disappearance and the ensuing police investigations in gripping detail, as well as featuring an interview with her brother, Jim.He claims to have spoken to a woman who has credible evidence that Cannan was seen struggling with suitcase at 5am in the morning at the side of the Grand Union canal in Brentford a few days after Lamplugh disappeared.The Suzy Lamplugh Mystery will begin at 9pm, 14th March on Sky Crime.Pic credit: Channel 5John Cannan Channel 5 Sky Suzy Lamplugh March 7, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » New Suzy Lamplugh documentary to offer fresh evidence on her whereabouts previous nextAgencies & PeopleNew Suzy Lamplugh documentary to offer fresh evidence on her whereaboutsSky Crime says its two-part contribution to the growing oeuvre of TV shows about her disappearance offers new insights and family interviews.Nigel Lewis7th March 202106,187 Viewslast_img read more

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Chautauqua County’s Top Elected Officials Sworn Into Office

first_imgPictured left: Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and family. Pictured right: Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt and fiance. (Images via Executive PJ Wendel / Jason Schmidt Facebook page).MAYVILLE – Two of Chautauqua County’s top elected officials rang in the new year with private swearing-in ceremonies on Friday.Adhering to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and newly elected District Attorney Jason Schmidt were sworn into office.Wendel was sworn in virtually by Chautauqua County Surrogate’s Court Judge Stephen Cass, the first ceremony of its kind locally.Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and family. Image via Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel.Wendel, a Lakewood Republican and former county legislature chairman, won 72 percent of the vote during a special election in November to fill the final year of former County Executive George Borrello’s term. He was previously appointed as interim county executive in January after Borrello was elected as state senator. This is the first time in county history as person was appointed by the Legislature to the seat.Wendel will have to run for re-election again in November to secure a full, four-year term.Meanwhile, Schmidt, a Fredonia Republican, bested District Attorney Patrick Swanson by 10,000 votes on election night during a rematch of a pervious 2016 election for the job.Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt and fiance. Image via Jason Schmidt Facebook page.Schmidt’s platform centered on putting “victims first” and connecting with law enforcement around the county.The Chautauqua County Legislature is scheduled to meet on Monday, swearing in District 10 Busti Republican Legislator Ken Lawton and District 1 Dunkirk Republican legislator Kevin Muldowney who won in special elections. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Customer & Product effective LeoVegas hits H1 2017 heights

first_imgShare Submit LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share The governance of Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator LeoVegas AB has stated that it is confident of hitting its 2017 full-year targets and corporate expectations following a strong H1 period driven by ‘solid organic growth’.The mobile-centric gambling group would post H1 2017 (period ending 30 June) net-gaming revenues of €93 million representing a 55% increase on corresponding 2016’s €60 million.Highlighting product KPIs, LeoVegas governance would note a marked improved performance of in customer retention which saw the number ‘returning depositing customers was 100,020 (2016: 66,917)’. The company further detailed that during the period it was able to implement new customer bonus strategies improving player values.Backed by ongoing growth within its home market of Sweden, LeoVegas would declare an H1 2017 operating profit (EBIT) of SEK 11 million (€1.2 million), which sees the operator reverses its 2016’s losses of SEK 900,000.Looking forward, LeoVegas governance has highlighted growth within the Danish online gambling market, in which it has launched its LeoVegas Sports betting product.The operator is further confident of supporting its strong mobile dynamics, having launched its Android App on Google Play Store this month.Updating investors, LeoVegas AB CEO Gustaf Hagman commented on H1 2017 corporate performance: “More than five years have now passed since we launched the mobile gaming company LeoVegas. The vision we laid out then is more relevant than ever before – that LeoVegas will lead the industry into the mobile future.“LeoVegas has clearly taken the position as the most innovative and mobile-focused company – something we have gained attention for with countless accolades in industry publications and which can be seen in our figures of mobile gaming.” StumbleUponlast_img read more

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SA stars at Freestyle Dance Worlds

first_img11 July 2013 The 15-year-old schoolboy secured wins in the under-16 Championship Boys Street Style, Freestyle and Slowdance solo categories. South African dancers excelled at the 2013 Freestyle Dance World Championships in Blackpool, England recently, winning four titles. Kalon Badenhorst of Johannesburg starred, claiming four world titles to become the only dancer ever to achieve the feat in a single championship. Titles Runner-up Dancing solo in the under-14 Girls Premier Champ Division, Minnaar reached the finals of both the Freestyle and Slowdance, and ended up placing sixth and fourth respectively. The five-member squad returned from the global showpiece as the most successful South African team to compete at the championships, which have been held in Blackpool since the early 1980s. The Freestyle World Championships is organised by Anna Jones, the president of the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA). The IDTA is one of the world’s largest examination boards, covering the full spectrum of dance examinations on a global scale, with over 7 000 members in 55 countries. Badenhorst is a member of the Daniel Swanepoel Dance Studio in Randburg and Minnaar a member of Dance Zone International in Bryanston. Tatijana Ignaijtov added another podium placing for South Africa by finishing second in the under-8 Girls Premier Champ Division in the Freestyle discipline. Badenhorst also partnered with 13-year-old Courtney Minnaar, also of Johannesburg, to secure the Under-16 Freestyle Couples world title. The Bishop Bavin learner from Bedfordview, Johannesburg, who is a member of Diana Moore Dance World, also reached the final in the Slowdance, but had to withdraw due to illness. Freestyle is an evolved version of Disco dance, and has developed sub- categories in which dancers compete solo, in couples and groups. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps, as well as many other diverse steps and acrobatic movements. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Adobe Premiere Pro: 10 Essential Right-Click Commands

first_imgAdobe Premiere Pro has a lot of useful commands that you can access by right-clicking on a clip in the Project or Sequence!If you’re an Adobe Premiere Pro editor looking to increase your efficiency, these must-know options will speed up your post workflow.  Right-clicking on a clip will give you access to commands to modify speed, audio and effects.1.  Modify>interpret footageClips shot in slow-motion (lot of DSLR’s now shoot 60fps) need to be adjusted so they play in slow motion, as they play normal speed by default. You can quickly change the frame rate of video clips in Adobe Premiere Pro.  Select the clip in the Project, right click>modify>interpret footage. Then, click the “assume this rate” box, and choose generally 23.94 or 29.97 (depends on what frame rate you are editing with). The length of the clip will change, and the clip now plays in slow-motion.2. Modify>audio channelsQuickly change your audio in your clips from mono to stereo.  First, select the clip in the Project, right click>modify>audio channels.  You can change from mono to stereo or vice versa.3. Reveal in…Right click on any clip and quickly locate where a clip lives on your hard drive.  Likewise, you can right-click a clip in Premiere and choose to see it in Adobe Bridge, where you can play, rate, and label it.4. Speed/DurationChange the Speed of a clip in the Project if you want all instances of the clip to be changed.  More common however, is to change the Speed of a clip in a Sequence, which just effects that clip.5.  Frame BlendTurn this on when you change the speed of a clip or output to a different frame rate.  Select a clip in the Sequence, right click and select Frame Blend.6. Remove Effects – Select the clips or clips you want to remove effects from. A Dialog Box will appear.  Uncheck the Effects you don’t want to remove.7. Reveal in Project – Right click on a clip in a Sequence to reveal where the clip lives in the Project.8. Analyze Content – Select a clip in the Project that you want to run speech analysis (better results with script) and/or face detection on. See Adobe’s site for a general background on using metadata.9. Edit Clip in Audition – Sends the selected clip from the Sequence to Adobe Audition.  Post pros can use Adobe Audition to clean up audio noise using “Noise Reduction”.  Then upon returning to Premiere Pro it will reference any changes made in Audition.10. Replace with After Effects Composition – The clip from the Sequence will be replaced with an After Effects Composition. Use this when you need to do Motion Tracking in After Effects or use an effect in AE that is not available in Premiere Pro. I suggest duplicating the Sequence with the clip you are replacing just in case you change your mind later.Don’t go digging through the menu bar, right clicking a clip in Adobe Premiere Pro quickly gives access to these commands.  Speed up your workflow!Got Adobe Premiere Pro tips to share?Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

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Wallsend Touch recognised

first_imgWallsend were awarded the Good Sports Club of the Year for the safe practices they have implemented for their players, committee and supporters. The Good Sports Club of the Year is an initiative from the Australian Drug Foundation which encourages community sporting groups to responsibly manage alcohol consumption.After receiving the award from Newcastle Lord Mayor John Tate, Wallsend Touch administrator Julie Andrews said the club had concentrated on providing a family friendly environment. Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Wallsend Touch Association for their efforts and recommends other clubs following their footsteps. For more information about the program and to sign your club up please visit the Good Sports Website  Thanks to Kellie Johnston for providing the content for this article.last_img read more

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Jahlil Okafor Is “Obsessed” With Netflix, Believes In Mermaids, Loves Documentaries About Bigfoot

first_imgJahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones at McDonald's All-American Game.Twitter/@BigJah15 Twitter/@BigJah15Twitter/@BigJah15Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor is a 6-foot-10 center with one of the most refined offensive post-games in college basketball, and is almost guaranteed to be the top overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. That we all know. The Wall Street Journal dug a bit deeper into the Blue Devils star, and found out that he’s much more than a talented basketball player… he is also a very unique personality. Specifically, he loves cryptozoology and is adamant about the existence of mermaids.Okafor is obsessed with Netflix. He keeps a teenager’s diet of action movies and soapy television series, but his secret soft spot is for documentaries about odd phenomena—the weirder, the better. Okafor is well-versed in the legend of Bigfoot, for example. He also likes mermaids.“That’s always been my interest,” Okafor said. “Things of the unknown.”…What he likes to do instead—when he’s not playing basketball, of course—is watch television by himself. He has a taste for the mythical. Okafor has tipped multiple people off to a Discovery Channel special that promised new evidence that mermaids are real.“I tried to tell them,” he said. “They wouldn’t listen.”He was doing this in high school, too. Okafor once raved to his coach about a Bigfoot documentary he had just devoured. “He tried to get me to watch that,” said Tyrone Slaughter. “I was like: I’m not watching that.”His college teammates now know who to ask if they ever need a movie recommendation. Okafor even found a kindred spirit in his roommate Tyus Jones, who joined him for a documentary about monster snakes, though he struggled to remember the exact names of Okafor’s favorite films. “A lot of them are just about nature,” Jones said.Jones added: “He’d be a good person to talk to during Shark Week. That’s the kind of stuff he’s really into. And I’m a pretty big fan of Shark Week, too.”Luckily for Duke fans, the Blue Devils’ title hopes are a bit more believable than many of the things that Okafor binge-watches.[WSJ via SB Nation]last_img read more

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OOCLs Revenue Volumes Continue Rising

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: OOCL Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) witnessed a surge in its yearly revenue mainly due to its Trans-Pacific service.Namely, the company’s revenue in 2018 increased by 9.9 percent to USD 5.96 billion for all services, compared to USD 5.42 billion reported in the previous year. The rise was driven by OOCL’s revenue in the Trans-Pacific service, which was up by 17.9 percent during the year.The company’s Asia/Europe service saw a revenue rise of 7.7 percent year-over-year, while the Trans-Atlantic and Intra-Asia/Australasia revenues increased by 3.9 and 3.7 percent, respectively.On a quarterly basis, total revenues jumped by 13.5 percent to USD 1.56 billion from USD 1.38 billion seen in the fourth quarter of 2017. Revenues in the Trans-Pacific were up by 26 percent, Asia/Europe and Trans-Atlantic contributed with a rise of 9.9 and 9.8 percent, respectively, while Intra-Asia/Australasia revenues marked a slight increase of 1.9 percent.Total volumes in 2018 expanded by 6.3 percent to 6.69 million TEU, compared to 6.29 million TEU reported a year earlier. The increase was mainly driven by the Asia/Europe volumes, which were up by 14.5 percent. The Trans-Pacific service handled 8.9 percent more volumes, while Intra-Asia/Australasia volumes increased by 2.6 percent. Trans-Atlantic volumes deflated by 0.9 percent in 2018.For the full year of 2018, loadable capacity increased by 7.4 percent, while the overall load factor was 0.8 percent lower than the same period in 2017. Overall average revenue per TEU increased by 3.4 percent compared to 2017.During the fourth quarter of 2018, total volumes increased by 6.4 percent to 1.71 million TEU, compared to 1.61 million TEU reported in the same period in 2017.OOCL informed that loadable capacity increased by 6.1 percent, while the overall load factor was 0.2 percent higher than in the same period in 2017. Overall average revenue per TEU increased by 6.7 percent compared to the fourth quarter of the previous year.last_img read more

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Analyst touts Alberta royalty holiday as temporary Canadian crude price crutch

first_imgCALGARY – Steep oil price discounts costing Alberta producers and the provincial government millions of dollars each day in lost revenue could be eased if the industry is given a temporary royalty holiday in return for producing less, according to a bank analyst.In a report Monday, Royal Bank analyst Greg Pardy said Alberta oil is selling for multi-year discounts to U.S. benchmark prices for two reasons — there’s not enough export pipeline space and barrels can’t go into storage in Alberta because there’s no room left.The traditional solution is to put the stranded oil in railroad cars, but that capacity is also full and growing too slowly to make a difference, he said.“In the context of an estimated net supply imbalance of 160,000 to 185,000 barrels per day, we estimate that a five per cent royalty holiday on Alberta’s 3.8 million barrels per day (current estimate) of oil production could take about 190,000 bpd of oil … temporarily off the market,” he said in the report.“Over the course of 3.5 months, this game plan could drain Western Canada storage levels by approximately 4.8 million to 7.4 million barrels, or 16 to 25 per cent of estimated operable storage, opening the door to spread normalization.”The National Energy Board reported exports by rail rose to a record 229,544 bpd in August, up more than 11 per cent from 206,624 bpd in July and 91 per cent from just under 120,000 bpd in August 2017. RBC estimates fourth-quarter rail exports will be about 250,000 bpd.Last week, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley called on Ottawa to work to increase capacity for oil on rail as a “short- to medium-term” solution to improve market access, arguing the low prices are hurting governments as well as producers.But Pardy argued Alberta has the power on its own to improve crude oil prices, noting that the benefit of intervening in the market to drain storage from its capacity of about 30 million barrels would be paid back when prices recover and its royalties are restored.“While we applaud Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s efforts to accelerate crude-by-rail, there may also be a near-term bridge,” he said.“As a temporary measure, the royalty holiday could be called upon, as needed, until other solutions fall into place, namely incremental crude-by-rail loadings, and Enbridge’s 375,000 bpd Line 3 replacement (pipeline expected to start up in late 2019).”In its Aug. 31 budget update, Alberta estimated it would have oil royalties of $3.6 billion this year — giving them up for three months could cost about $900 million.Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd threw cold water on the RBC suggestion.“We’ve been considering a number of other options for the (price) differential but I can absolutely say this is not one of them that is suggested by the RBC report,” she told reporters.“These are resources owned by Alberta, we need to keep the value here.”Canada’s railroads have been reluctant to add locomotives and crews to move oil cars unless producers sign long-term contracts because they fear those customers will disappear as soon as pipeline capacity, considered to be cheaper, is available.Oilsands producer Cenovus Energy Inc. announced recently it had signed long-term deals to move 100,000 bpd of its own heavy crude oil on Canadian railways to the U.S. Gulf Coast to be refined.The widening differentials between Canadian oil prices and U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate have also been linked to a reduction in demand as maintenance shutdowns take some refineries off line in the U.S. Midwest (also called PADD II), but observers have lately been discounting that factor.In a note Monday, analysts with Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. said it doesn’t appear that the shutdowns have had much effect on Canadian oil shipments.“Digging into the data suggests that crude flows into PADD II increased over the month of October as offline refineries opted to take the cheap barrels and jam them into storage,” the report said.In his report, Pardy points out that oilsands producers actually pay their Alberta royalties based on a WTI price framework, despite a discount that means many are receiving less for their oil than what it cost to produce it.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.— With a file from Dean Bennett in Edmonton.Companies in this story: (TSX:CVE, TSX:ENB)last_img read more

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