NewsBord Gáis Energy to raise funds for Focus Ireland with All-Ireland final Christmas jumpersBy Jack Neville – November 26, 2020 189 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash BORD Gáis Energy also announce details of their new television ad which will be released to coincide with this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-finalsFans may not be able to attend this year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final, but Bord Gáis Energy will help them show their #HurlingToTheCore support for their county in a unique manner, whilst also supporting a worthy cause.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bord Gáis Energy will shortly be making 500 county-themed All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final Christmas jumpers available for sale – with all proceeds going to homeless charity Focus Ireland.25 November 2020; Limerick hurler William ODonoghue pictured at Na Piarsaigh GAA Club to launch the Bord Gáis Energy Christmas Jumper campaign. Bord Gáis Energy will shortly be making 500 special county-themed Christmas jumpers available for sale with all proceeds going to homeless charity Focus Ireland aiming to raise 20,000 to help fight homelessness in the run-up to Christmas. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***William O’Donoghue of Munster champions Limerick and Waterford’s Stephen Bennett were on hand launch the charity drive today, which aims to raise €20,000 to help fight homelessness in the run-up to Christmas.The jumpers will be manufactured in Ireland by the GAA’s official leisurewear providers, Ganzee and will be available for sale on www.ganzee.ie on Monday, November 30th, the day after the second of this year’s All-Ireland semi-finals. Every cent paid by hurling fans for their county-themed jumpers will go to Focus Ireland.Bord Gáis Energy will also launch their hilarious new television ad, which will air for the first time this weekend around the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals.25 November 2020; Limerick hurler William ODonoghue pictured at Na Piarsaigh GAA Club to launch the Bord Gáis Energy Christmas Jumper campaign. Bord Gáis Energy will shortly be making 500 special county-themed Christmas jumpers available for sale with all proceeds going to homeless charity Focus Ireland aiming to raise 20,000 to help fight homelessness in the run-up to Christmas. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***As well as featuring footage filmed during the making of GAAGAABox, Bord Gáis Energy’s online video series filmed in the front-rooms of the most passionate hurling supporters across Ireland, there will be a new twist to capture the spirit of a hurling season that was far from normal!Managing Director of Bord Gáis Energy, Dave Kirwan said:“At Bord Gáis Energy we are proud and privileged to be able to raise much-needed funds for Focus Ireland, our charity partner, who do so much to help those who have fallen into homelessness. It is so important to raise this money in the run-up to Christmas, which can be a tough time for many.“I would like to thank William and Stephen for their help launching this initiative and we wish them and their teammates all the best in this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-finals. We’re very proud of our long association with the GAA and I’d also like to thank our partners in the GAA for their continued support.”Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan added:“Bord Gáis Energy have shown incredible support for hurling during their long association with the game. They are also showing their support for such a worthy cause through this initiative and we commend them for this.“I would like to extend my thanks to all of the team at Bord Gáis Energy for their continued partnership and their ongoing support of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship.”2020 marks the fourth year of Bord Gáis Energy’s sponsorship of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship, which will continue for a further two years to 2022. Bord Gáis Energy is also title sponsor of the U-20 GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship and is the sponsor of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series of Croke Park.Fans can visit Bord Gáis Energy’s #HurlingToTheCore YouTube channel to watch all of the episodes of #GAAGAABox. Follow #HurlingToTheCore on social media for more.The post Bord Gáis Energy to raise funds for Focus Ireland with All-Ireland final Christmas jumpers appeared first on Sporting Limerick. 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The first half is excellent. Scene changes are fast and maintain dramatic momentum. Titas Halder’s direction displays a keen sense for blocking that never leaves the large stage of the Playhouse feeling too empty and the musical effects are well chosen. Mention must also be made of the Duchess herself. Sian Robins-Grace is stunning. She produces an emotional range unmatched by anyone else on stage. And her carriage commands our attention even when Webster has nothing for her to say. Owen Findlay also bears note as the strongest male actor in the cast for his charming and yet complex Bosola. The Dutchess of Malfi is truly a study in disintegration. By the play’s end we have witnessed no less than seven gruesome murders through means as fantastical as a poisoned Bible, and the play’s central sibling trio (the Duchess and her two brothers) are finished off in an odd mix of madness, maniacal scheming, and revenge. It is this tremendous sense of decay that seems best to encapsulate the present production. It starts strong and ends farcically. In short, the play was perhaps forty-five minutes too long. Some more insightful cuts and a more polished second half would not so disappointingly have detracted from the production’s many commendable attributes. However, these two performances hid faults that began to increasingly detract from the production as it proceeded. Brian McMahon’s Ferdinand is abysmal. Always agitated, he blunders through many of the most sensuous lines in the play and does little to convey the romantic interest in his twin sister (the Duchess) that fuels his jealous and yet self-destructive rage against her. Unfortunately, his final lunacy was hardly shocking, since the only contrast in his delivery throughout the play was one of volume rather than tone, cadence, or manner. By Jay Alexander Hilton Butler This deficiency was not particularly noticeable in the first half because the play worked so well as a whole. However, such faults became increasingly apparent after the intermission with the breakdown of its other positive elements. Scene changes were slower, music was not used as skilfully, and the play dragged. It seemed almost as though there had not been as much time devoted to rehearsing the latter half since many of the interactions between characters were unnecessarily awkward. The dramatic climax was certainly the execution of the Duchess (a tremendously gripping scene) and yet the play carried on for quite some time afterward with little character development apart from Ferdinand’s transformation into a werewolf. This is largely, of course, a fault of the play as Webster’s crude love of needless gore is aired fully. Yet, a bolder director might well have simply ended the play immediately after the Duchess’ death or played the final scenes with more subtlety. Instead, what followed was something of a comic circus with bodies splayed across the stage. After Bosola stabbed the scheming Cardinal, for instance, the latter fell awkwardly at the top of a staircase and was forced thereafter to prop himself up (so as not to fall down the stairs entirely) while chiming in occasional lines.
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A manager’s ability to bring out the best in their direct reports is hugely affected by whether they engage them in conversations about what they, the manager, can do to help their direct report perform at their best. The usefulness of these conversations depends, in large part, upon the quality of questions the manager asks, because:When you ask people better questions, you get better answers, and therefore, the information you need to get better results from them.In this article, you will find a list of questions that will lead to productive conversations yielding valuable engagement and productivity-enhancing information from each employee.You will only use a few questions in any one conversation, given the depth of information each one can potentially provide.Questions 1-7 are a great way to start the process off, especially with new hires. Because the questions are about past managers and past employers, they require less candor and courage than answering questions about their current employer and current manager, i.e. you. Because of that, you can get incredibly useful information on how to bring out the best in them in a non-threatening, non-intrusive way. continue reading »
Next Geosolutions has recently been awarded three marine survey contracts from three different clients to be accomplished in direct continuation in the Mediterranean Sea.The projects will involve a full range of marine survey disciplines including onshore, nearshore and offshore activities, most of which will be undertaken by means of ROV-mounted sensors and tools.The first one, which has just been completed, encompassed multi-discipline survey tasks aimed to support a deep-water survey pipeline project, involving geophysical, environmental, archaeological and UXO survey and relocation activities.The other two missions are submarine cable route surveys providing topographical, geophysical, geotechnical and UXO survey activities in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to be accomplished by means of hull-mounted, towed and ROV-based equipment.All three projects will be undertaken primarily from the multi-purpose vessel “Ievoli Cobalt”, which is permanently fitted with Schilling ROV system operated by ROVOP . Onshore teams and nearshore spreads will complement operations locally.The three projects will keep this spread busy for the whole summer and autumn season 2019.Carlo Pinto, COO of Next Geosolutions, said: “We consider this a great achievement for various good reasons. First of all, we have acquired two new prestigious clients, which we intend to develop a very long-standing relationship with. Secondly, we are extremely proud to provide our contribution to the realisation of all the most important energy infrastructures in this part of the world. Finally, with such a project optimisation, we are guaranteeing valuable continuity to our vessel and relevant spread utilisation, which we trust to keep on enduring for many months to come.”