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first_img More Cool Stuff Gatherings Everybody Wins Hathaway Sycamores honors Annsley and George Strong at Dodger Stadium STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 19, 2014 | 4:06 pm Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it There was no game, but there was plenty of cheering at Dodger Stadium Tuesday, September 16, as Hathaway-Sycamore Child and Family services held their 2014 Celebrating Children Awards Reception.More than 400 donors, friends and supporters attended the event, which raised nearly $155,000 to help fund therapeutic and other support services that Hathaway-Sycamores—one of Los Angeles County’s largest mental health and welfare agencies—provides each year to thousands of children, youth, young adults, and families.Attendees met Dodger great and six-time National League All-Star Ron Cey, and were also treated to some nifty peanut bag tossing from Dodger favorite, Roger Owens, “The Peanut Man.”Among the activities were a behind-the-scenes stadium tour, including a trip down to the field, a visit to the Dodger dugout, a look at the Dugout Club that houses the Dodgers’ six World Series trophies, and a walk through the Vin Scully Press Box.This year’s award recipients were philanthropists and longtime La Cañada residents Annsley and George Strong whose roots with the agency run particularly deep. Specifically, Strong was first introduced to the organization when she was a member of the Los Altos Auxiliary, which raises funds for the children and teens who are in residential treatment at Hathaway-Sycamores’ El Nido campus in Altadena.“Annsley and George Strong are clearly committed to helping others, and Hathaway-Sycamores is unquestionably fortunate that they’ve devoted so much of their time, talents, and generosity to benefit the children and families we serve. They truly are an inspirational couple, said Hathaway-Sycamores’ President and CEO William Martone.Annsley Strong – along with her husband George Strong, Jr. – has been actively involved in Hathaway Sycamores for many years. She served on the agency’s Board of Directors for 13 years and held the position of Board Chair from 2006 to 2008. She currently serves on Hathaway-Sycamores’ Advisory Board, and is a member of the agency’s Strategic Planning Committee.The event was chaired by Hathaway-Sycamores’ Advisory Board member Ken Goldstein, as well as Michael Galper, Chair of the Board, who recalled his own childhood baseball dreams to the gathered audience, saying he would have been a Dodger, except that he “couldn’t hit the curve ball. Or the fast ball. Or the slider.”Major corporate sponsors of the event included Morrison & Foerster LLP; Southern California Gas/Sempra Energy; The Capital Group; Wells Fargo; KCB Management; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP; Pelican Hill; Lucas Horsfall; and Earthlink.Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is an accredited mental health and welfare agency with 11 locations throughout Southern California, licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services and is certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.More information is available at http://www.hathaway-sycamores.org/. Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Top of the News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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La Canada Presbyterian Church: Growing Families Presents “The Overachievement Trap”

first_img Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Make a comment 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Faith & Youth La Canada Presbyterian Church: Growing Families Presents “The Overachievement Trap” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 11, 2015 | 3:43 pmcenter_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Inset: Dr. Jeffrey Prater, Ph.DJoin La Canada Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 20, at 9:30 a.m., at the Fellowship Hall, as Dr. Jeffrey Prater, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, tells about feeling overwhelmed by the pressure for children to achieve high grades and the burden of extracurricular activities all while trying to maintain a peaceful home! How do you know the difference between a healthy expectation and desire for your children to do well and an unhealthy pressure to achieve? Come hear alternatives to the overachievement trap and create a family plan for restoring and maintaining balance in your home.Guest speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Prater, has spoken numerous times both at Growing Families and our Parent Education program. He has a Doctorate in Psychology from Fuller Seminary and is co-founder of Integrated Learning Solutions and founder and director of Psychology Resources Consultants.Growing Families is a monthly seminar-type class at the La Canada Presbyterian Church for parents and grandparents, led by a variety of people; some are experts in the field of child development, psychology, and education while others are parents who offer to others what has worked for their families.La Canada Presbyterian Church, located at 626 Foothill Blvd., offers a wide range of activities throughout each week for families and people of all generations, and prides itself on making anyone who steps onto campus feel welcome. For further information, visit lacanadapc.org or call (818) 790-6708.last_img read more

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A Hole-in-One for Animals

first_img Community News Subscribe Business News Gatherings A Hole-in-One for Animals From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 7:37 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment The 18th annual Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles Golf Tournament teed off on Monday, April 10, at the historic Annandale Golf Club for the first time. More than $180,000 was raised for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s (PHS) programs and services, exceeding the $150,000 goal set by event organizers. Proceeds from the tournament will help provide nourishing food, safe shelter and veterinary care to the approximately 12,000 animals PHS cares for every year.More than 112 golfers participated in the annual fundraiser for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. The day began with a putting contest, a full 18-hole round of golf and an exciting opportunity drawing. A cocktail reception, silent and live auction and awards dinner concluded the event. The surprise guest of the evening was Maggie, a 6-month-old beagle puppy rescued by the Pasadena Humane Society after surviving a hit-and-run car accident and adopted by a member of the Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles committee.“Thank you to all the attendees, sponsors, and volunteers who chipped in to help the animals,” says PHS President/CEO Julie Bank. “The tournament was a great success and we are happy to have found a new home at Annandale Golf Club.”The event was sponsored by Unified Grocers, Albertson’s Vons Foundation, Community Bank, Trader Joe’s, Santa Anita Park, Merrill Lynch, Nestle USA, Advantage Ford Lincoln, Gamble Jones Investment Council, The Hat, Beverly C. Marksbury, Nancy and Al Plamann, Julie and Vaughn Starnes, Marilyn and Gene Buchanan, Mary Ann and Bob Fidler, Gillan Abercrombie Frame, Carol Ann Kirby, and Weta and Allen Mathies.The shelter’s next signature event the 19th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is set for Sunday, September 24, at Brookside Park in Pasadena. Fetch more information at pasadenahumane.org.About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCAThe Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is a donor-supported, non-profit organization that provides animal care and services for homeless and owned animals in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The organization is dedicated to promoting humane treatment and compassionate care for all animals. The animals in its care come from 11 animal control contract cities, as well as partner shelters across the Los Angeles area and beyond. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA also offers lifesaving programs and services to the community that support the human-animal bond and keep pets in homes. To learn more, visit pasadenahumane.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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CIT’s Direct Bank Announces New Digital Self-Service Capabilities

first_img Top of the News 56 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Business News CIT’s Direct Bank Announces New Digital Self-Service Capabilities By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 2:06 pm Pasadena-based CIT Bank said their customers can now simplify their digital banking experience and manage their money remotely by using new self-service capabilities for moving funds via wire transfer and managing mature certificates of deposit through the bank’s online and mobile platforms.In a statement Thursday, CIT Bank said one of the unique features to the new wire transfer capability is the option for customers to choose the recipient type – an escrow company, intermediary, or standard recipient – simplifying the data entry process. Transactions are kept secure through the use of a one-time passcode delivered by SMS message or phone call.“We’re committed to simplifying the banking experience for our customers and empowering them to meet their goals with ease and efficiency,” Ravi Kumar, head of CIT’s direct bank, said in a statement. “These latest enhancements provide added flexibility to help customers bank from anywhere, at any time.”Upgrades to managing CDs (certificates of deposit) enable customers to manage their accounts at their convenience. Now, once a CD matures, customers can simply log-on through their online or mobile banking platform for options such as changing their CD terms or transfer funds to an existing CIT bank account.The new self-service features are the latest digital functionalities that CIT Bank introduced.Last fall, the bank also rolled out eChecking, featuring a wide variety of electronic transfer and payment solutions, including debit card controls, Bill Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay, as well as partnering with Zelle, a digital payments network that allows a more convenient way to send and receive money safely.CIT Bank is the banking subsidiary of financial services company CIT Group. The bank consists of an online bank and its OneWest Bank division, a Southern California branch bank also headquartered in Pasadena, with over 60 locations.To learn more about CIT Bank, visit www.cit.com/cit-bank. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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California Investor Spends $590 Million to Expand Footprint in Research Triangle Park

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., a Pasadena-based real estate investment trust that invests in office buildings and laboratories in the life science and technology industries, has acquired a large portion of the Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina, said a report in the Raleigh, North Carolina-based Triangle Business Journal.The report, citing Durham County deed records, said Alexandria Real Estate closed on 253.11 acres at Parmer RTP for $590.4 million on Monday.The purchase includes seven parcels across three deed transfers with properties at 14 TW Alexander Drive, 5 Moore Drive, 41 Moore Drive, two at 1818 Ellis Road, and two at 2400 Ellis Road in Durham, the report said.The seller is Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate, which has been assembling land and developing the 500-acre campus for years, according to the Journal.Alexandria Real Estate already has extensive holdings in Research Triangle Park, which features an R-and-D campus with 20 buildings with tenants that include LabCorp and Credit Suisse.In April 2019, the company opened the Alexandria Center for AgTech-Research Triangle. The first phase, a 175,000 RSF (rentable-square-foot) redevelopment, opened fully-leased, with a second phase planned to open this year to offer 160,000 RSF.The Center sits on the former site of Syngenta on the 5 Laboratory Drive campus, which Alexandria acquired in 2017 for $8.75 million. Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News center_img Make a comment Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News California Investor Spends $590 Million to Expand Footprint in Research Triangle Park By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 3:34 pm 40 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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Con-man cashes in on respite plight

first_imgEmail Linkedin THE Brothers of Charity have warned that a bogus fundraiser has been calling to County Limerick homes claiming to be collecting for the respite centre.Head of Finance at the charity, Mary Dundon told the Limerick Post that the con artist has been exploiting the good will of people who are aware of the plight of respite services, which have seen a dramatic reduction in government funding in recent months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The head of quality here, who lives in Pallasgreen, had a call from a neighbour who was visited by a man whom she described as well-dressed and who produced a bank account number that he claimed was in use by the charity”, Ms Dundon told this newspaper.“We have no idea who he is and we certainly have not received any donations from him. We have not begun our fundraising drive as of yet and would not be in favour of door to door collections in any case.“People have read about our situation and are eager to help, but we want to ensure that they don’t hand over their hard earned money to this con artist, who is evidently using the money for his own gain”.Meanwhile gardaí are warning that bogus workers are continuing to call to houses across Limerick, conning people out of their money.“If you are in doubt regarding the identity of a person calling to your home please err on the side of caution and don’t allow them in. If you have any concerns call your local Garda Station”, said a garda spokesperson. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCon-man cashes in on respite plightBy admin – August 19, 2010 510 WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Print Previous articleKiely scuppers move to stall managerNext articleCreditors lose €1.7m after Clancy’s goes into liquidation adminlast_img read more

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Doctor claims set dancing is good for body and soul

first_imgTwitter Facebook Previous articleLimerick writer longlisted for Booker prizeNext articleLimerick Racecourse Launch Raceday in aid of Jockeys Emergency Fund Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email Printcenter_img AN Italian doctor’s chance discovery of the therapeutic effects of Irish set dancing will be the subject of an international Gathering event in East Clare next month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Daniel Volpe who is the Director of Neurological Rehabilitation at St. Raffaele Arcangelo Hospital in Venice will present his research work confirming the benefits of set dancing in the rehabilitative therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease as part of the Feakle International Festival of Traditional Music (August 5 to 7).The event will feature a series of lectures, workshops, set dancing, sean-nós dancing and a céilí. World renowned Irish traditional musicians Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill will provide the musical accompaniment for a demonstration of Irish Dancing with Parkinson’s disease patients from Italy and Ireland.Event spokesperson Cllr Pat Hayes explained that during one of his regular visits to Clare to play with his traditional Irish music band, Dr Volpe watched as a man he recognised as suffering from Parkinson’s disease walked into the room.“He looked on in astonishment as the man who earlier had struggled to walk, took part in the festivities and set danced without any difficulty. He went on to conduct a study that found Irish dancing does indeed have positive effects for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease.“There will be worldwide interest in this event given the links Dr Volpe has with the Physiotherapy Departments of two major universities in Ireland and Australia. We are delighted to be hosting this unique event and have no doubt that it will focus in on the value of Irish music and dance,” said Cllr Hayes.For more information www.feaklefestival.ie. TAGSClareDr Daniel VolpeFeakle International Festival of Traditional MusicMusic Limerickset dancing Advertisement NewsDoctor claims set dancing is good for body and soulBy Guest Writer – July 25, 2013 2415 Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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Re batten down the hatches for day-late storm

first_imgWhatsApp Email Facebook Linkedin NewsBreaking newsRe batten down the hatches for day-late stormBy admin – December 23, 2013 532 Twittercenter_img Advertisement Andrew CareyHAVOC was caused last night after the promised storm and extreme weather front failed to deliver the deluge and high winds as promised, but it did make a lot of rain today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, in an effort to right the wrongs of inaccurate forecasting, another severe weather warming has been posted for tonight where it is predicted that what was promised last night, will in fact turn up tonight and through to Christmas Eve.The entire west coast counties, including Limerick, has been ordered to re batten down the hatches and tie up the ponies as the storm front from Canada is due to land over the next few hours.Winds of up to 120km/h are due to rip up the coast while another downpour is expected.Motorists are advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and anyone with planned travel itineraries should check with operators as ferries have been cancelled or delayed.Met Eireann issued a yellow wind alert and while not thought to be as strong as first predicted it is set to be increased.Temperatures will drop and while snow is not expected, some sleet and sideways rain will hit the country.Black ice and localised flooding will be present in parts.As the unpredictable weather has varied from hour to hour, a recent survey has shown that 80 per cent of all weather forecasts are wrong. Print Previous articleHungarian grandmother admits running Limerick brothelNext articleRevenue seize roll-your-own tobacco at Shannon adminlast_img read more

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Limerick brothers have no plans to cash in on billion euro…

first_imgPrint BusinessNewsLimerick brothers have no plans to cash in on billion euro firmBy Editor – January 24, 2014 735 WhatsApp Email Patrick and John Collison of StripeLimerick entrepreneurs Patrick and John CollisonLIMERICK brothers Patrick and John Collison have no plans to cash in on the success of their €1.3 billion company and will use a €60 million round of fresh investment raised this week to fund international expansion.From Castletroy and now based in California, the Collisons created Stripe, a low-cost way for small companies to accept online payments, in 2009 and have been steadily building the business since.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up John (23) and Patrick (25), a former winner of the Young Scientist competition, created an online auction payments company, Auctomatic, which was sold for almost €4 million while they were still in secondary school at Castletroy College.Their latest success story began when they saw how difficult it was for small companies to accept payments from customers online.“We found it really hard in our previous business to accept payment over the internet. It felt like many other people would be having the same problem, so we set about solving it”, explained John.“We started working on Stripe almost two years before it launched publicly. There was a long period where we were writing code to support a small handful of users, and navigating a relatively unfamiliar industry.“We wrote the first lines of code in October 2009. Three months later, we got our first customer. We stayed going, writing code, starting to hire people and trying to find new customers. By the time we launched publicly in September 2011, we had ten people on the team.”Stripe now employs 83 people at its headquarters in San Francisco and the company has become a recognisable name in global ecommerce, with backers such as Paypal founder Peter Thiel and entrepreneur Elon Musk numbered among its investors.Social media giant Twitter is reportedly in discussions with the company over a deal that would allow Twitter enable companies to accept payments on the social media platform.However, Chief executive, Patrick Collison says that they won’t be in a rush to take advantage of the company’s latest valuation.“We’ve no interest in selling the company. John and I are very lucky to work with the people we do on building something for the long term, and we wouldn’t like to change that,” he said.This is also the view of his younger brother who said they were focused on opening international offices and delivering on Stripe’s goal of building an easier way of paying for goods and services online.“It’s still early days for the payment systems that power the internet. It’s outrageously difficult and expensive to move money between countries.“Fraud and storing credentials still cause merchants hassle. So online payments is a great place to go hunting for problems worth solving”, said John. First Irish death from Coronavirus Encourage Wildlife in Castletroy Park Elegant property in Monaleen #LimerickPostProperty Twitter Previous articleNo room at the Mansion House for Limerick manNext article40 jobs from Limerick environmenal firm expansion Editor center_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSAutomaticCastletroyElon MuskfeaturedJohn CollisonMusic LimerickPatrick CollisonPeter TheilStripeTwitter Linkedin Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

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Sporting use for abandoned Council land

first_imgPedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry NewsLocal NewsSporting use for abandoned Council landBy Alan Jacques – February 27, 2014 578 WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook Twitter Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday center_img Previous articleFunding needed for local piersNext articleConcerns over failure to advertise top City of Culture job Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Cllr Kevin SheahanLAND that was bought for social housing and lying idle since the recession should be given to local communities for the development of sporting amenities.Fianna Fáil county councillor Kevin Sheahan told last week’s meeting of the local authorities cultural and sporting committee that towns and villages across the county were littered with sites where social housing was once planned. But with no funds available, there’s not much likelihood of them being developed in the foreseeable future.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Many of these sites were now being used by horse-owners and he believed that this impacted negatively on local communities.“I’m sick of these batty horses myself. They are a threat to people and road users. People driving through towns and villages in County Limerick see these horses and it gives a negative reaction of the area,” he claimed.He said that unused council sites would be better served as playgrounds and sporting amenities for local communities and this should be done with the council’s full support and blessing.He suggested sporting equipment and goalposts could be loaned to residents at weekends so that empty land beside estates would serve a better purpose than its current use for “corralling” horses.“We must look at the positive side. This would afford families with horses the same opportunity for their children to play and integrate better,” said Cllr Sheahan.Phelim Macken of the Limerick Sports Partnership told council members of a similar project called ‘Camp on the Green’, which he said had been a huge success in residential estates in Limerick. TAGSCllr Kevin SheahanLimerick County CouncilMusic Limerick Print Advertisement #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emaillast_img read more

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