Ivan’s workers will get entitlements

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Print NewsBreaking newsBusinessIvan’s workers will get entitlementsBy admin – January 22, 2014 810 Facebook Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE closure of one of Limerick’s best known family businesses’, was the saddest day in the life of Ivan Cremins, but as workers stage a sit-in at the store, he has assured them that they will receive their entitlements.Ivan’s shop ceased trading on Sunday January 19 after 38 years in business.In a statement issued this evening, Mr Cremins, Founder and Managing Director of the business, said that he and his family “are devastated by the sad turn of events”.He went on to explain that “whilst trading conditions had been extremely difficult for some time, that the pressures that necessitated eventual closure last Sunday were sudden and unplanned”.The Cremins family particularly regretted the shock and inconvenience that this had caused to the staff at Ivan’s, many of whom had long years of service.“They can be assured, and have been assured, that they will receive all their entitlements and the necessary arrangements are being made to put this in place” according to Me Cremins.The business was among the largest independent private sector employers on the North side of Limerick city.For many years, Ivan’s was also one of Irelands leading, family owned, destination food stores and delicatessen.However, the business environment changed considerably over recent years with: the opening of three major supermarkets each within 500 yards of Ivan’s; the development of the Limerick ring road which by-passed Caherdavin; an aging population in its immediate catchment area; the repeal of the law banning below cost selling and finally the worst economic downturn that the country has seen.In the midst of all this numerous efforts were made to recalibrate the business to match the new environment. Unfortunately, this was not sufficient to ensure its survival.“Ivan’s of Caherdavin was, for 38 years, a family owned business and its staff and customers were part of that extended family” said Ivan Cremins who went on to thank all their loyal customers of different generations, as well as their staff and suppliers who had worked with them and supported them over those years.He concluded by saying that “Sunday January 19 was the saddest day of my life”.The Directors are in discussions with their bankers to establish the most appropriate way to bring an orderly conclusion to the affairs of the company.center_img Twitter Previous articleCommunities and old people left abandonedNext articleShortt mounts challenge for seat on City of Culture Board admin WhatsApp Emaillast_img read more

Connells signs up to Etech to provide home valuation reports

first_imgHome » News » Connells signs up to Etech to provide home valuation reports previous nextProptechConnells signs up to Etech to provide home valuation reportsNational estate agency is to use latest software to value homes within its survey business.The Negotiator16th April 20190845 Views Connells Survey & Valuation has confirmed its partnership with eTech Solutions, which provides mobile surveying and workflow management software.The estate agency is adopting eTech’s Mortgage Valuation mobile application for the completion of Mortgage Valuation Reports across the business. The move to eTech brings further efficiencies to the surveying team, with a platform to deliver further planned enhancements to their customer service.Operating on an Apple iPad, the software interface is easy to use with electronic data capture all in one place.Home valuationsIntelligently mapped lender forms and pre-determined question sets with inbuilt validation, will eradicate omissions and errors, reducing Post Valuation Queries. Users can also create floorplans on-site and the integration with OS Master Maps saves time on each valuation.Ross Bowen, Managing Director of Connells Survey & Valuation, says: “The appointment of eTech to support our surveying activities dovetails with our improvement plans. This technology, combined with our mutual focus on providing outstanding customer outcomes delivers a compelling proposition to all our customers.”Mark Blackwell, Chief Operating Officer at eTech added, “We hope this is just the start of the journey with Connells Survey & Valuation and are excited about what’s ahead, with our roadmap for future development and the integration of more technological enhancements and solutions for the sector.”mobile surveying and workflow management software Connelle Survey & Valuation eTech Solutions April 16, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Judge Orders IBM To Post $25M Bond In Indiana Welfare Case

first_imgIBM Corp. must post a $25 million bond as it appeals a $78 million judgment in a long-running case that stems from the company’s failed effort to automate much of Indiana’s welfare services. POSTED BY INDIANALAWYERJanuary 9, 2018 Marion Superior Court Judge Heather Welch issued the order Tuesday while granting IBM’s request to halt enforcement of the full monetary judgment as its appeal is pending. The company has two weeks to post the $25 million, which is Indiana’s maximum for an appeals bond.Armonk, New York-based IBM has appealed Welch’s finding in August that the technology and consulting giant owes Indiana $78 million in damages from its botched attempt to privatize and automate the processing of Indiana’s welfare applications.The judge wrote in Tuesday’s order that IBM had argued that its “financial strength proves that it will have the means to pay” about $90 million — the amount the award is expected to grow to, with interest, over the two years its appeal will likely take.She noted in approving the $25 million bond that Indiana’s attorneys had sought “more certainty” that IBM would be able pay up if its appeal fails. But Welch wrote that Indiana’s concerns about IBM’s long-term viability, and its ability to pay the full amount, seem “highly unlikely except under extreme circumstances” given the company’s annual revenues in the billions of dollars.“To no longer be viable, IBM would have to suffer a disaster or Enron-Ievel scandal to no longer be a viable company in the approximately two-year appeal process,” she wrote.story continues belowJohn Maley, a Barnes & Thornburg parnter representing Indiana, praised the judge’s “prompt ruling” coming a month after she heard arguments in the matter. “We’re pleased that IBM, like all others, is required to post this bond,” he said Wednesday.IBM spokesman Clint Roswell said the company is happy with the ruling.Indiana and IBM sued each other in 2010 after then-Gov. Mitch Daniels cancelled the company’s $1.3 billion contract under which an IBM-led team of vendors worked to process applications for food stamps, Medicaid and other benefits.Indiana pulled that contract in late 2009, less than three years into the 10-year deal, following complaints about long wait times, lost documents and improper rejections.The Indiana Supreme Court ruled in 2016 that IBM breached its contract and directed the trial court to calculate the damages. The justices affirmed an award of nearly $50 million to IBM in state fees, but allowed Indiana to seek more than $172 million in damages from IBM.center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Rainoil Tennis: Fireworks Expected as Imeh Battles Atseye for a…

first_imgAgugbom ends Oiza Yakubu’s fairy-tale run in women’s singlesThe semifinal matches of the ongoing 2nd Rainoil Open Tennis Championship in Lagos are scheduled to hold this morning withdefending champion Henry Atseye facing Joseph Imeh while Sylvester Emmanuel and Uche Oparaoji will face off in the men’s singles other semi final.In the women’s singles semi final, defending champion Sarah Adegoke will battle Christy Agugbom while Blessing Samuel confronts Aanu Aiyegbusi for a place in Saturday’s final. To reach the final, Atseye yesterday was stretched by Abdulmumin Babalola in a 6-7 (1), 7-6 (6), 6-3 game that lasted over three hours on Court 5 of the Tennis Section of Ikoyi Club.The vastly experienced Babalola took the opening set on a tie break but Atseye, who also dumped Babalola out of the tournament last year canceled out the advantage by also winning the second set in an identical fashion to set up a tense deciding third set. But Atseye who is determined to retain his crown won 6-3 to move into the semis.Both Imeh and Emmanuel who are top two seeds got the better of their duels with Emmanuel Idoko 7-6 (7, 4-6, 6-3 and Ikechukwu Iloputa 6-1, 6-2 respectively.Oparaoji completed the final four as he triumphed 6-3, 6-1 over Albert Bikom.In the women’s singles, youngster Oiza Yakubu’s fairy-tale run came to an end as she was defeated by Agugbom 6-1, 6-2.The 13-year-old left-handed player justified her wild-card by defeating veteran Omotayo Ibrahim Osewa in the first round before adding eighth seed Oluchi Ozurumba to her casualty list.Top seed and defending champion, Adegoke advanced with a commanding 6-1, 6-1 win over Bunmi Are.The last four semifinal stage for the women’s singles was completed by second seed and 2017 finalist, Blessing Samuel who bested Ronke Akingbade in a fierce match with a 7-5, 7-5 score. Aanu Aiyegbusi came out tops of her duel with Patience Onebamhoin 6-4, 6-1.In the men’s doubles, Babalola and Bikom put behind their singles defeat to seal a semifinal place at the expense of defending champions Atseye and Nonso Madueke.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more