New video campaign Our Council, Our Stories launched by Limerick City…

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Linkedin Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park center_img Previous articleLive At The Docklands with Josh Gray – The Limerick Post ShowNext articleMural and new priory walkway unveiled in Kilmallock Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Print 31-5-19#OurCouncilOurStories is a new video campaign launched by Limerick City and County Council to celebrate the dedicated and diverse work of the organisation’s employees.Launched today by the Marketing & Communications department at Limerick City and County Council, ‘Our Council, Our Stories’ is a series of video shorts to be shown throughout the month of June that will illustrate the mix of services, diversity and personality of the Council’s employees.L-R: Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. James Collins, Anne Goggin, Senior Executive Engineer, Dean McDarby, the Mobile Library Driver, and Michael Sheehan, Parks Superintendent, in the People’s Park.Picture: Keith WisemanA new video campaign has been launched by Limerick City and County Council to celebrate the dedicated and diverse work of the organisation’s employees.Launched today by the Marketing & Communications department at Limerick City and County Council, ‘Our Council, Our Stories’ is a series of video shorts to be shown throughout the month of June that will illustrate the mix of services, diversity and personality of the Council’s employees.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The videos, created by Southern Media, can be viewed on Limerick.ie social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and YouTube) and new stories will appear each week and onLimerick.ie/Council-Stories over the month of June.The first video, launched today on the eve of the amalgamated Council’s fifth birthday, features Alphonsus O’Regan, a traffic warden based in Kilmallock, as he covers his daily beat and helps with anything that might come his way.Kane Malone, a firefighter in Mulgrave Street, describes the challenges and rewards of being a firefighter with Limerick Fire and Rescue Service, while artist blacksmith Eric O’Neill, who’s based in the Council’s Cappamore Arts Studios, describes how the artist space enhances the County Limerick town.Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr James Collins said:  “I’m always amazed at how many people do not realise the extent of the work that a local authority does. Limerick City and County Council provides almost 600 public services as well as promoting the interests of local communities across the city and county and the social, economic, environmental, recreational and cultural development of Limerick.  Our Council has enabled a great renaissance and a lot of change in Limerick over the last five years and this campaign is a nice way to tell some of those stories in the best way possible; through the people that work here.”Head of Marketing and Communications at the Council, Laura Ryan said that an upcoming episode will feature the new Treaty City Brewery on Nicholas Street which received funding from Limerick City and County Council for preservation and refurbishment work.“The series will also feature the man responsible for ensuring Limerick is in bloom every summer, Michael Sheehan, the Council’s Parks superintendent. It’s incredible to think that more than 10,000 plants and shrubs are planted every year to add welcome splashes of colour to Limerick’s streets and parks and it’s great to get a glimpse of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.”Our Council, Our Stories also profiles the Bee Friendly Limerick project and engineer Anne Goggin who explains how the local authority delays the start of its annual grass-cutting programme in certain areas in order to help give bees and other pollinators an early food source.The popular Limerick Mobile Library Service is also featured, mobile librarian Dean McDarby describes the initiative which provides for the culture, education, information, learning, recreation and study needs of people of all ages in the county.The series also features Valerie Stundon, the Council’s water safety officer on taking care around our lakes and rivers as the summer season approaches.For more information please visit Limerick.ie/Council-Stories or see Limerick.ie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and YouTube. #OurCouncilOurStories NewsLocal NewsNew video campaign Our Council, Our Stories launched by Limerick City and County CouncilBy Staff Reporter – June 4, 2019 231 TAGSLimerick City and CountyLimerick City and County Councillocal newsNews Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! last_img read more

Expert group tables rescue plan for underfunded Swiss scheme

first_imgInstead, the working group suggested that the current pension fund be converted into a closed fund covering pensioners and members who belonged to the fund before January 2012. A separate, open fund should be created for those who joined the fund after January 2012. The new fund would be fully capitalised, without a guarantee from the state.When PKWAL switched from defined benefit to a defined contribution scheme in January 2012, a guarantee was granted by PKWAL, which a legal opinion has deemed made the state of Valais and its affiliated institutions responsible for plugging the pension fund’s financing gap.“In light of PKWAL’s difficult financial situation, the working group is convinced of the need for a far-reaching and sustained reform of occupational pensions for the insured,” the Wallis state council said in a statement.“The working group is seeking a new paradigm in order to draw a final line under the financing problems of PKWAL and to be able to look to the future.”The proposal to create two pension funds was intended as a strategic measure to solve PKWAL’s problems in the long-term, without prejudice to the interest rate paid on members’ accrued savings capital, the working group said.The cantonal government has commissioned the working group to analyse the financial, technical and organisational aspects of its proposal in-depth. A final report is expected for the end of the year, based on which the government will make its decisions.The government said it would leave an adequate amount of time between the announcement and entry into force of the measures it decides.PKWAL’s management board has decided not to take any measures to reduce the conversion rates, which are applied to members’ assets to calculate their pension, before 1 January 2019. A Swiss public pension fund could be split in two under a proposal to “draw a line” under its financing problems.The CHF4.1bn (€3.8bn) Pensionskasse des Staates Wallis (PKWAL), the fund for the Swiss canton of Valais, has a deficit of more than CHF1bn and is faced with gloomy cash flow and return prospects.The proposal to split the fund was developed by a working group that was launched by the cantonal government last year to come up with ideas for restoring the pension fund’s long-term financial equilibrium.The working group said the pension fund was in an extremely complex and risk-laden situation. Changes at the financing level would provide some reprieve, it said, but would fail to return it to financial health and secure its long-term future.last_img read more