Limerick leads the way

first_imgPrint Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsApp NewsLimerick leads the wayBy Bernie English – March 31, 2016 939 center_img LIMERICK is leading the way in an area fraught with difficulty for many families, that of how to deal with the cremated ashes of a loved one.Despite the growing popularity of cremation, many graveyards do not facilitate ash only interments. Urn Towers, a company set up by Limerick man Stephen Power provides a unique solution, allowing the interring of cremated remains in graveyards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council is the first local authority in the country to support this initiative by piloting a project to allow families inter a loved one’s remains in a new-style memorial called an Urn Tower. The urns holding the remains are placed inside the family Urn Tower.  Two Limerick City graveyards – Killmurry and the extension at Mount St Lawrence cemetery –  will be the first Irish facilities to offer this option.Once the trial period is completed, it is hoped that Urn Towers will be available at other Limerick graveyards and, eventually, throughout the country.Stephen Power of Urn Towers says that with space in city graveyards at a premium, cremation rates are increasing by up to 20 per cent every year.“A new grave can cost from €500 to €14,000. This does not cover the extras such as opening the grave, monument fees and headstone costs.A growing population and the influx of people to cities and towns is putting pressure on graveyards with many running out of space.  Cremation offers some relief on these issues.“Some families scatter the ashes in places where the deceased person had some attachment. However, other families would prefer to have a permanent place to visit and remember a loved one who has chosen cremation.“Urn Towers offer a real solution for this very modern dilemma”, he said. Email Linkedin Previous articleLocal interests in The Voice of Ireland this weekendNext articleMunster poets take this year’s Éigse Michael Hartnett 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.last_img read more

Danish roundup: Pension providers see uptick in contributions

first_imgDanish pension fund PFA, the country’s largest commercial pensions provider, saw contributions increase by 13% in the first three months of this year.CEO Allan Pollack said the business strategy he spearheaded was on track: “After the fantastic annual results in 2016, I am satisfied that, in accordance with our Stategy2020, we are continuing to grow in 2017.”Strategy2020 has been developed under Pollack’s leadership since he took the top position at PFA two years ago.Total contributions rose to DKK8.6bn (€1.16bn) in the first quarter of 2017, up from DKK7.6bn in the same period last year. Total return on investments was DKK7.2bn in the quarter. The return for customers with traditional average-rate pension products was 0.7%, and between 1.7% and 5.2% for those with market-rate products, including the return on the mutual savings element CustomerCapital.Pollack said that, on top of the investment and business growth seen in the first quarter, the company was streamlining operations and reducing the cost per person insured by 2%.Group CFO Anders Damgaard said the financial markets had taken off from the beginning of the year.“Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that pension savings should be seen in a long-term perspective, where long-term returns are crucial,” he said.PFA’s total customer funds rose to DKK449bn at the end of March from DKK394bn at the same point last year.Danica sees strong inflows across NordicsMeanwhile, Danica Pension – Denmark’s second biggest commercial pension provider – reported growth in contributions of 38% in the first quarter, to DKK11.4bn.Per Klitgård, chief executive of Danica Pension, said: “The increase in the first three months of the year is down to solid results in investment and growth in contributions in the three countries where we are represented.”In Denmark, contributions rose by 27%, while in Norway the increase was 30%. In Sweden, contributions increased by 70%, the Danske Bank subsidiary reported.Klitgård said customers had benefitted from the investment strategy Danica Pension had used over the past two years.“Getting the best possible repayment for risk has been – and will continue to be – the key words when we invest,” he said.The return on market-rate pensions was 3.6% in the first quarter, up from a 1.3% loss for the same period the year before. For traditional average-rate pensions, however, the quarter produced no return (0%), after 3.8% in the first quarter of 2016.Danica Pension’s total pensions assets increased to DKK409bn at the end of March from DKK390bn at the same point last year.last_img read more

The awards were a plenty at the Wellington High School Class Night

first_imgTop 10 percent – Payton Baker, Connor Church, Parker Daugherty, Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Chayse Easterly, Madison Foster, Shelby Hamel, Avery Lewellen, Katie Rosenthal, Megan Singleton, Natasha Smith, Houston Sober, Holly Wright.Top 10 percent of Class of 2014 Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education Award – Jaedyn Ledesma. K-State Scholarship Award – Chance Hain  and Andrew Horn. Louis Armstrong Jazz Award – Tristton Tracy.  John Philip Sousa Award – Chayse Easterly. Kansas State High School Activities Association Citizenship Award – Michelle Diver and Houston Sober. Butler Community College – Queen Barnes, Mollie Beggs, Haley Horning. Kansas Scholars Curriculum Completers (ACT scores and GPA combination) – Ben DeJarnett, Katie Rosenthal, Holly Wright. Topeka Capital Journal – all-state academic honorable mention – Gracie Defore. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2014 Wellington High School Class Night was held at the gymnasium on Thursday evening. The following are award presented at the ceremony.Kansas Board of Regents Scholarship – Payton Baker, Connor Church, Parker Daugherty, Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Juden DeJarnett, Chayse Easterly, Madison Foster, Shelby Hamel, Dalton Holt, Adam Hradil, Jerrod Huck, Jaedyn Ledesma, Avery Lewellen, Alexander Mashburn, Abigail McComb, Josef Ramirez, Katie Rosenthal, Megan Singleton, Natasha Smith, Houston Sober, Sylan Stephens, Brooke Tracy, Tristton Tracy, Holly Wright.Kansas Regent Scholar winners.John Sturgis Family Student Council Scholarship — Avery Lewellen. Wellington.cc computer recipients — Baylee Greenhaigh, Joseph Ramirez, Chance Hain, Andrew Horn, Houston Sober, Jaedyn Ledesma, Michelle Diver, Ben DeJarnett, Gracie Defore, Carlie McComb, Holly Wright, Connor Burden, Chayse Easterly.National Honor Society award – Gracie Defore. PEO Scholarship – Katie Rosenthal.Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative – Holly Wright, Connor Church, Molly Beggs, Dalton Holt, Andrew Peck, Tyson Hodson.Student Council Scholarship Award – Avery Lewellen.U.S. Marine awards – Semper Fidelis – Sabrena Dodds. Scholastic Excellence award – Chayse Easterly. Distinguished Athlete – Jaedyn Ledesma.Darius Jones receive $80,000 scholarship.U.S. Navy award – Darious Jones. Recognition of Valedictorian – Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Holly Wright. Class of 2014 Valedictorians.Turn the program over to the Senior Class President – Senior Class President – Jaedyn Ledesma. Junior Class President – Kindyl Krueger.WHS Grads sign.Follow us on Twitter. Carlie McComb performed guitar solo “So Long, Farewell.” Cowley College Scholarships were given to several students. KWCH-TV Channel 12 Top of the Class – Holly Wright. Kansas Star Scholarship award was given to several students.Kansas Star Award Recipients. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down CJH · 325 weeks ago Why no names for the Cowley County ones???? Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 30th Annual Governor’s Scholars Award – Ben DeJarnett and Holly Wright.last_img read more