first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Rachel McMahon, founder of TAD Project. Picture: Michelle Hogan/ilovelimerickLOCAL writer Rachel McMahon has launched her Talk About Dementia Project (TAD Project) in Limerick.Rachel, who helped care for her father Tony when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2005, founded the TAD Project to spread awareness of dementia in all of its forms.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The TAD Project will work via social media by asking the public to answer the question: “If you could share one experience or fact about dementia what would it be?”The public are asked to respond with a photograph or video of themselves with their fact either voiced on video or written on paper with a photograph using the hashtags #TalkAboutDementia and #TADProject.The photo or video should then be posted on social media sites Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Instagram.Dementia is a term that describes a number of conditions that cause damage to brain cells. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia.According to the Alzheimer’s Association of Ireland there are 47,744 with the disease in Ireland.Other forms of dementia include: vascular dementia, early onset dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, and alcohol-related dementia, such as Korsakoff’s Syndrome and Creutzfeld-Jacob dementia.There will be an estimated 240 percent hike in numbers of people living with dementia in Ireland by 2041, reaching an approximate 140,000 compared to 41,447 in 2006.It is believed that, by next year, 4,000 people will develop dementia in Ireland, with more than 9.9 million new cases worldwide.Rachel said: “As I helped to care for my father for seven years my objective is to make this campaign go viral, to raise awareness for anyone affected by dementia.“It’s also for family and friends that have been involved to some degree in caring for someone with dementia. Many people who are in the midst of caregiving are often too tired or emotionally unable to express themselves.“This is an opportunity to do so, even with simple things such as: how to give the best level of care possible, how to dress and wash a loved one with the illness, while trying to maintain a semblance of sanity.“If we can only teach a handful a people about dementia, we are offering a voice to those with dementia whose voices has been taken away.”Richard Lynch of, who helped Rachel put the campaign together, said: “My own father passed away this past April and suffered from vascular dementia for three years before he passed. I think it’s important that people are educated about the different forms of dementia as knowledge is power.”For further information, contact [email protected] TAGSI Love LimericklimerickRachel McMahonRichard LynchTalk About Dementia Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twittercenter_img Previous articleGovernment accused of fuelling war machine at ShannonNext articleSanta takes flight from Shannon John Keogh Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsTalk About Dementia project launched in LimerickBy John Keogh – November 19, 2015 1065 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTalk it over.Your employees are a goldmine for great information about your marketing initiatives, especially those on the front line. Ask them what feedback they’ve been getting from members about the campaign. Are they getting questions or inquiries? Is the message and offer compelling? What suggestions do you have that can make the marketing campaign better?If employees feel like their input is valued and see their suggestions being implemented, they are even more likely to get behind and actively support the credit union’s marketing. In fact, doing marketing without employee buy-in and participation is probably the biggest single indicator as to a campaign’s success.I tell each one of my clients that, in order for our marketing to be as successful as possible, everyone in the credit union needs to understand they are a marketer. Tragically, some view marketing as something to do when they have extra resources. For others, it’s got to have bling, or be technologically savvy. After doing this hundreds of times, I can tell you that success hinges on these four points. Whether typical or edgy, old or new, a solid, clear message aimed at a well-defined target will get you the results that will make marketing dollars the first non-negotiable line item in all future planning. Maintain momentum.Any marketing campaign has two main components: internal and external. Before it is launched, make sure every employee is informed of the campaign with specifics on what members are going to see and how it’s going to be marketed. Make sure that progress is regularly communicated and top performers are recognized throughout the campaign.Externally, be sure to commit to the same consistency of message with your target audiences thought the campaign period in order to keep the momentum going. Have you ever wondered where your marketing is falling short? Ever looked in the rear-view mirror after a campaign and thought, “why didn’t our community get all over that,” or “people heard the message and some took action, but this was a great deal…what went wrong.”First of all, don’t panic! Not every marketing campaign or effort is a home run – even for the most talented and seasoned marketers. In fact, failures can be a great opportunity to learn more about your members, community, and your credit union.Before we can diagnose a problem, we need to know the root cause(s). “It’s just not bringing in as many loans as we thought it would” is not a lot to go on, so let’s dig deeper. The next time you feel like your marketing isn’t working, follow these steps to ensure future success:Ask questions like:Who was your audience? “All members” is much too broad of an audience because it is impossible to develop a campaign, offer, and message that appeals to a mass audience. The more defined the audience, the more successful the campaign.What was the messaging? If you focus too much on the technicalities of a product or service and not about the benefits of it and how it can help members, it’s going to fall on deaf ears. Remember, your members see about 10,000 marketing messages per day that all scream “buy me, use my product, our company is so great!” A clear, concise message tailored specifically to your target audience has a much better shot at cutting through the noise and getting your members to take action.How are your members consuming communications from the credit union? For example, If your website or emails blasts aren’t optimized for mobile or tablet viewing, but a majority of your members are communicating with you through those channels, you’re missing out on a big opportunity to communicate with them their way where they are.Did you have a realistic goal for the campaign? It’s hard to know if a campaign is successful if you don’t have a clearly defined and achievable goal for which to shoot.center_img 53SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: Details Measure & adjust.Using your credit union’s trends and profitability for the campaign’s product, set a realistic, achievable goal, and measure it regularly throughout the campaign. Break it down into monthly and weekly benchmarks so you’re able to quickly identify opportunities for improvement and adjust accordingly. This part is crucial to any campaign’s success; set-it-and-forget-it will yield disappointing results.last_img read more

first_imgLifeSiteNews 21 October 2016Family First Comment: “When the transgender restroom battle first broke into public consciousness, several LGBT activists and others in the media said laws granting men access to women’s intimate facilities posed no threat, because no transgender person had ever been convicted of voyeurism in jurisdictions that legally forces businesses to make such facilities pan-gender.”#womendeserveprivacyA transgender man confessed in court to taking advantage of Target’s gender-inclusive policies to secretly videotape women inside a Target changing room.Sean Patrick Smith, 46, entered a guilty plea to a felony count of video voyeurism on Monday before Idaho District Judge Joel Tingey.Smith was arrested in July at a Target store in Ammon, Idaho, for peering over the partition with his cell phone and recording an 18-year-old female changing into swimwear. The young woman was completely nude at the time, according to her mother, who pursued Smith as he fled the store and tore out of the parking lot.Smith later admitted to investigators that the transgender changing room policy gave him access to record several young women undressing, according to police records.“Just because the man puts on the dress does not mean he is no longer sexually attracted to women,” Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth, told LifeSiteNews.Smith said that he made the videos for the “same reason men go online to look at pornography.”READ MORE: read more

first_imgAN extra 60 000 tickets, including those for the men’s 100-metre final in London at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, are due to go on sale this week.The extra tickets became available after organisers are able to offer extra tickets for previously sold-out sessions after organisers were granted an increased capacity licence at the Olympic Stadium in London with competition scheduled to take place from August 4 to 13.Tickets for popular events like the men’s 100 metres final and heptathlon, will go on sale once again.The extra tickets will be available from Thursday, June 15 and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket prices for adults vary between sessions, but all children’s admission will cost £9.58 with the fee reflecting Usain Bolt’s 100m world record.The Jamaican is currently in his last season as an athlete and he will only be competing in the 100m and 4x100m in London as he targets final global golds.The men’s 100m final on August 5 is the most expensive of the extra tickets costing between £45 and £155.Extra tickets are also available to see Sir Mo Farah, who plans to focus on road racing after the World Championships, competing in the men’s 10 000m on August 4. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — Daniel Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second baseman received for taking paternity leave this week was unfair.Murphy made his season debut in an April 3 8-2 loss to Washington, three days after the birth of son Noah. He called staying in Florida an extra day “the right decision to make” following wife Victoria’s cesarean section and said “we felt the best thing for our family was for me to stay.”He learned March 30 that his wife’s water broke, then traveled to Florida and missed the March 31 9-7 opening loss to Washington and an April 1 5-1 defeat. He said his son was born at 12:02 p.m. March 31.Major league rules allow up to three days of paternity leave, and WFAN broadcaster Mike Francesa said on the air that Murphy should not have skipped the second game.“One day I understand. And in the old days they didn’t do that,” Francesa said. “But one day, go see the baby be born and come back. You’re a Major League Baseball player. You can hire a nurse to take care of the baby if your wife needs help.”Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason also was critical during his show on WFAN.“Quite frankly, I would have said C-section before the season starts. I need to be at opening day, I’m sorry,” he said. “This is what makes our money. This is how we’re going to live our life. This is going to give my child every opportunity to be a success in life. I’ll be able to afford any college I want to send my kid to because I’m a baseball player.”A day later, Collins bristled after learning of the comments.“If you’re accusing Dan Murphy of not wanting to play — this guy played 161 games last year, wore himself out, played through all sorts of discomfort,” he said. “You know, the man had his first child. He’s allowed to be there. The rules state that he can be there, so he went. There’s nothing against it. There’s nothing wrong with it. You know, he missed two games. It’s not like he’s missed 10. You know, when you start attacking Dan Murphy’s credibility, you need to look in the mirror a little bit.”Murphy said he received text messages about the criticism. He was applauded before his first at-bat, singled and scored the Mets’ first run against the Nationals. Murphy went 1-for-3 but also made a throwing error and a fielding error.“Pretty good at the plate, not so much in the field,” he said. “A little sluggish on defense. It was frustrating.”Minnesota Twins left-hander Brian Duensing also returned Thursday after three days on the paternity leave list, and Tampa Bay put outfielder Sean Rodriguez on the list.“Little did I know I was going to start a national dialogue,” Francesa said on the air April 3. “I never attacked Daniel Murphy,” he added, saying his distinction applied if “you have the wherewithal to maybe afford care that some people may not.”“I think two days is plenty, and get back to work,” he said.Murphy said he was happy to hear about people who backed his choice to spend time with his wife and won. “I appreciate it, anyone who supports me,” he said. “My wife and I, we made a decision, and we were excited about it.”Murphy said his son was named after the Biblical character Noah, not for Mets teammate Noah Syndergaard.“People are going to say you named him after the monstrosity that throws like 1,000 miles an hour,” Murphy said. “We didn’t. Noah came from Noah’s Ark. Peace and rest is what it means.”Baby Noah kept his parents awake at 3 a.m. April 2. “We had our first panic session. It was dark. She tried to change a diaper, couldn’t do it. I came in,” he said. “It was just the three of us, 3 o’clock in the morning, all freaking out. He was the only one screaming. I wanted to.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more