Official Bus Stop for Buncrana Main Street a step closer

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A number of suitable locations are to be identified on Buncrana Main Street with a view towards creating a bus stop facility. It follows concern raised by a number of residents over severe traffic disruption because there is currently nowhere for a bus to pull in.Donegal County Council is also in initiate a public consultation process to decide on the most agreeable place.Local Cllr Jack Murray says it’s important for people to have their say in the process and is hopeful that a solution is possible:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Official Bus Stop for Buncrana Main Street a step closer Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – July 11, 2018 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleNew Road Traffic Bill adds pressure to Donegal driving test backlogNext articleHave your say on varying rate of Donegal LPT News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Is financial health the next competitive frontier?

first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This is an exciting time for the financial services industry. As innovative technologies and evolving consumer expectations have transformed the sector, financial service providers have increasingly realized the importance of investing in the ultimate well-being of their customers and members. And they have begun to subtly, but powerfully, re-orient their businesses around consumers’ financial health.My organization, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), is a non-profit that leads a network of innovators committed to building high-quality financial products and services. The members of our network represent companies large and small, legacy and startup, incumbent and disrupter. Each has realized the old way of doing business has become obsolete. Instead of competing on bank branch locations, interest rates or fees, these companies have come to appreciate that they will only succeed if they help their customers and members lead financially healthy lives.What is Financial Health?At CFSI, we define financial health as coming about “when your daily financial systems help you build resilience and pursue opportunities.” What you do today is intimately connected to your ability to be resilient and seize opportunities over time. While an individual’s financial health is tied to their attitudes and behaviors, it can also be shaped by access to high-quality financial products and services. continue reading »last_img read more

Joe Maddon’s bulletin-board material didn’t resonate with Dodgers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers reached the high point of their season on Aug. 25. They were 91-36 and on pace to win 116 games with about five weeks left in the regular season. Win number 91 came at the expense of the Milwaukee Brewers, who were three games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.Coincidentally, the New York Times caught up with Cubs manager Joe Maddon in Philadelphia that day. “I’m very confident playing against them, too – absolutely,” Maddon said of the Dodgers. “I like the way we match against them – a lot, not a little bit.”The timing of the quote raised eyebrows. Chicago was the defending champion but hardly occupied a comfortable place in the standings. The Dodgers were matching well against every team. Was this the best bulletin board material of all-time, or just this year?“Didn’t think about it after the moment,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Heard it, and (Maddon) has a lot of confidence in his guys, as much as I have in our guys, so it’s going to be a great series.” Clayton Kershaw, who will start for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday, said he wasn’t aware of the quote at all.“I don’t know what that means. I don’t know how teams match up,” Kershaw said. “I don’t know the specifics of all of that. So that’s great he thinks that. That’s awesome. I’m sure they need to think that, so that’s great.”Since August, some funny things happened on the way to the anticipated Cubs-Dodgers NLCS rematch.The Dodgers went into a tailspin immediately after Maddon’s proclamation, finishing the season 13-22 to extinguish their chance at the regular-season wins record. The Cubs went 24-11 the rest of the way, the best mark in the National League.But Chicago also struggled to put away the Washington Nationals in its first-round series. Maddon used seven pitchers in Thursday’s Game 5, including starters Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana. Closer Wade Davis pitched the final 2-1/3 innings. The Cubs, whose cross-country flight Friday took 10 hours instead of five because of an unscheduled stop in Albuquerque, figure to be a step behind the Dodgers, who have had four days off going into the series opener.center_img “It’s just this first game,” Maddon said of the impact on his pitching staff. “That’s what you have to try to figure out.”As for the bulletin-board material he might have provided in August, Maddon said his feelings were more a reflection on his team than the Dodgers.“Eventually we just started playing our game,” he said. “The defense tightened up. The pertinent hits started to occur. But primarily the pitching got better and all of that really came together. So, yeah, I love it.“Listen, you start the year defending champs, you go to spring training without the same expectations that you had the year you weren’t the champs, and you get through a tough start. Then eventually the guys start showing up. I’ll take it.”GAME 1 STARTER TBDMaddon said he and the Cubs’ front office would meet Friday night to choose a starting pitcher for Game 1. He mentioned left-hander Jose Quintana and right-hander John Lackey as possible options.Lackey is 0-2 against the Dodgers this season, collecting one loss in April in Chicago and another in Los Angeles in May. After going 12-12 with a 4.59 ERA in the regular season, Lackey didn’t pitch in the NLDS.The 38-year-old right-hander has pitched 26 playoff games (23 starts) in his career, going 8-6 with a 3.27 ERA. Lackey won World Series titles with the 2002 Angels, 2013 Red Sox and 2016 Cubs.Quintana hasn’t faced the Dodgers since June 2014, when he was pitching for the Chicago White Sox. His 5-2/3-inning start against the Nationals in Game 3 of the NLDS was the first postseason appearance of his career. He threw 12 pitches in Game 5, allowing one hit, one walk, and retiring two batters.Left-hander Jon Lester, who started Wednesday’s Game 4 in Chicago, is a candidate to start Game 2 of the NLCS, Maddon said.last_img read more