Former Cathaoirleach dies from Motor Neuron Disease

first_imgWhatsApp New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGSCllr Kevin SheahanDan Neville TDKieran O’Donnell TDLimerick City and County CouncilMary HartyMinister Michael NoonanMotor Neuron Facebook Linkedin O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Email Printcenter_img Advertisement Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Ireland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick NewsFormer Cathaoirleach dies from Motor Neuron DiseaseBy John Keogh – August 28, 2014 909 Former Limerick Cathaoirleach Mary Harty, who died from Motor Neuron Disease this week. Picture: Brian Arthur/Press 22Former Limerick Cathaoirleach Mary Harty, who died from Motor Neuron Disease this week. Picture: Brian Arthur/Press 22THE former Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Mary Harty, passed away on Wednesday, August 27 in her home surrounded by her family.Mary, from Nicker, Pallasgreen, was in her mid fifties and had been battling Motor Neuron Disease since 2012.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Only last week, she took part in an ice bucket challenge along with some 60 other people in her home to raise awareness of the disease.Mary was diagnosed with MND in 2012 when she was still serving as Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council; she retired from the council earlier this year due to her condition, which had left her wheelchair-bound and unable to speak.The former Fine Gael councillor also taught at Nicker National School for more than 30 years and retired late last year.Mary was the third female Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council when she was elected in 2011; she was first elected to the council in 1999 and retained her seat until her retirement.Tributes have been pouring in from across the county.The current Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Kevin Sheahan, described Mary as a warm person and a wonderful politician “who bore her illness with great bravery, calmness and dignity”.“Sadly, we lost Mary far too young. It is so poignant that she lost her battle against Motor Neuron Disease this week when there’s a huge campaign underway raise awareness of this terrible disease. Despite her illness, Mary still turned up to all council meetings right to the very end.”The Fianna Fáil councillor added: “I would like to offer my sincere sympathies to her family on behalf of myself and the elected members, management and staff of Limerick City and County Council.”A special meeting of the council will be held in the coming days to allow members to pay tribute to Mary.Minister for Finance Michael Noonan expressed his sympathies to Mary’s sisters Carmel and Siobhán and her brother Eamonn.He said: “Mary was a close personal friend.  She was a very warm, caring person and these attributes were the hallmark of her political career, her career as a teacher and her relationship with her family and friends.”Limerick TD Kieran O’Donnell said Mary was a very capable person, who “represented the interests of her people with great skill and dedication”.“She was a rock within her community and a source of great strength for all. The way that she faced her illness was inspiring to all of us who knew her. She was deeply respected by her colleagues in politics across Limerick and beyond. Her passing will be deeply felt by the wider Fine Gael family,” added Deputy O’Donnell.Fellow Limerick Fine Gael TD Dan Neville said Mary’s tenure as Cathaoirleach was described by colleagues and council officials as “distinguished”.He continued: “Mary worked tirelessly for her constituents and many of them who have contacted my constituency office have spoken of Mary’s ability always to have time to listen to people and take on board their needs and do whatever was in her power to assist them.”The late Mary Harty will be reposing at her home this Thursday August 28 from 4pm to 8pm; requiem mass will be held at Nicker Church this Friday August 29 at 11am. Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Previous article‘Great Streets’ scheme paints Limerick in a new lightNext articleMan further detained over €450,000 drugs find John Keogh Limerick city centre gets a deep cleanlast_img read more

Colonnade Acquisition Corp. Announces Extraordinary General Meeting Date to Approve Proposed Business Combination with…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Colonnade Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CLA) (“CLA”) announced today that it has scheduled the extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders (the “extraordinary general meeting”) for March 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern time, to, among other things, approve the proposed business combination (the “Business Combination”) with Ouster, Inc. (“Ouster”), a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for industrial automation, robotics, smart infrastructure, and automotive industries. CLA also announced that is has filed its definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the extraordinary general meeting and has commenced mailing the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to its shareholders of record as of February 8, 2021, the record date for the extraordinary general meeting (the “record date”). The closing of the Business Combination is subject to approval by CLA’s shareholders and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions and is expected to close as soon as practicable following the extraordinary general meeting. Upon closing of the Business Combination, the combined company will change its name to “Ouster, Inc.”, and is expected to remain listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “OUST”. Following completion of the Business Combination, Ouster will retain its experienced management team. Co-Founder Angus Pacala will continue to serve as CEO, co-founder Mark Frichtl will continue as CTO, and Anna Brunelle will continue to serve as CFO. Remy Trafelet will continue to serve on the Ouster board of directors following the closing of the Business Combination. About Colonnade Acquisition Corp. Colonnade Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CLA) is a special purpose acquisition company incorporated for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Colonnade consummated its initial public offering on the NYSE in August 2020. For more information, please visit About Ouster Ouster invented its digital lidar in 2015 and is a leading manufacturer of high-resolution digital lidar sensors used throughout the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries. Ouster’s sensors are reliable, compact, affordable and highly customizable, laying the foundation for digital lidar ubiquity across endless applications and industries. Already hundreds of customers have incorporated Ouster lidar sensors in current products or those in development for imminent commercial release. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn. Additional Information and Where to Find It This document relates to the proposed Business Combination between CLA and Ouster. This document does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed Business Combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the Business Combination. In connection with the proposed Business Combination, CLA filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on December 22, 2020, which included a proxy statement/prospectus of CLA. CLA’s shareholders, Ouster’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed in connection with the proposed Business Combination, as these materials contain important information about Ouster, CLA and the Business Combination. The definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the proposed Business Combination have been mailed to stockholders of Ouster and shareholders of CLA as of the record date for voting on the proposed Business Combination. CLA shareholders and Ouster stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed with the SEC, without charge, at the SEC’s website at, or by directing a request to CLA’s secretary at 1400 Centrepark Blvd, Suite 810, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, (561) 712-7860. Participants in the Solicitation CLA and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from CLA’s shareholders with respect to the proposed Business Combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in CLA is contained in CLA’s definitive proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on February 18, 2021, which is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at To the extent such holdings of CLA’s securities may have changed since that time, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Ouster and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of CLA in connection with the proposed Business Combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the proposed Business Combination is contained in CLA’s definitive proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on February 18, 2021, which is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the anticipated timing of the Business Combination and the products and services offered by Ouster. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the Business Combination may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, (ii) the risk that the Business Combination may not be completed by CLA’s business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by CLA, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the Business Combination, including the adoption of the agreement and plan of merger by the shareholders of CLA and Ouster, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemptions by CLA’s public shareholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iv) the lack of a third-party valuation in determining whether or not to pursue the proposed Business Combination, (v) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the agreement and plan of merger, (vi) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the Business Combination on Ouster’s business relationships, performance and business generally, (vii) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts and other expectations after the completion of the proposed Business Combination and (viii) the risk of downturns in the highly competitive lidar technology and related industries. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of CLA’s definitive proxy statement/prospectus discussed above and other documents filed by CLA from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Ouster and CLA assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither Ouster nor CLA gives any assurance that either Ouster or CLA will achieve its expectations. View source version on CONTACT: For Colonnade Michael Callahan / Tom Cook / Jed Hamilton [email protected] Ouster Erica Bartsch / Nevin Reilly / Alex Kovtun [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HARDWARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Colonnade Acquisition Corp. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 06:30 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 06:30 AM Business Wire 2021. Local NewsBusiness Colonnade Acquisition Corp. Announces Extraordinary General Meeting Date to Approve Proposed Business Combination with Ouster Facebooklast_img read more

Data Capital: Separating the Winners and Losers of Tomorrow

first_imgIt’s undeniable; digital transformation is reshaping the world around us. Analyst firm IDC predicts that by 2021, at least 50 percent of global GDP will be digitized, with growth in every industry being driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships.1 Less obvious, however, is the fact that data is driving this change. In fact, the ability to put data to use is what will separate the winners and losers of tomorrow.Data is rapidly becoming any organizations’ most valuable asset and will be a strong indicator of future success. IDC also predicts that by 2020 investors will use platform, data value, and customer engagement metrics as valuation factors for all enterprises.1 Dell EMC discovered examples of valuations heavily influenced by data during a recent data valuation project with Dr. Jim Short of the San Diego Supercomputer Center.  Notable examples include:The most valuable asset in Caesar’s Palace bankruptcy filing is their Total Rewards Customer Loyalty database, valued at one billion dollars.Ninety percent of the value from LinkedIn’s $1.5B acquisition of was attributed to their data.Tesco internally valued their Dunnhumby data asset, which contained the shopping habits of some 770 million shoppers, at over a billion dollars.View the entire report – MIT’s Sloan Management ReviewIt’s time to change the way you look at your dataThe data platform shouldn’t be an afterthought or ancillary decision that you cede to a technology provider; it must be a centerpiece in your decision making to achieve success.Your focus must be on maximizing your Data Capital.We define Data Capital as:Wealth in the form of value derived from organizational data. Used to power digital experiences and/or unlock business insights. A source of competitive differentiation across all industries.As we’ve seen, this can be the difference between success and failure in this digital age.However, making use of data isn’t easyOrganizations that were not born in this new digital world have to augment or adapt existing business processes and technologies to leverage their data. They must also account for the massive amounts of unstructured data new digital experiences will create and consume. It is estimated that Unstructured Data will account for 80 percent of all data.When looking at how to unlock your Data Capital, there are three challenges to overcome:Data often goes unused. Analysts estimate only .5 percent of data is ever put to use. Data is often siloed and strewn across an organization’s footprint, limiting its usefulness. Without data consolidation, gathering and exposing it to the right users and applications requires substantial effort.Keeping up with data growth can stifle innovation. As data grows, management overhead, infrastructure costs, and the inability to rapidly add capacity can be problematic. It is vital to optimize infrastructure and processes so you can continue innovating while keeping costs in check.Properly aligning data with organizational goals. As my colleague Bill Schmarzo is fond of saying, “You don’t need a big data strategy, you need a business strategy that utilizes big data.” While it’s not always apparent, it is critical to ask the right questions and be thoughtful about the role data will play in your success.Crossing the Data DivideNo matter the industry, we will see data increasingly important to differentiating among competitors. Ultimately, successful organizations will need to overcome these hurdles to put their data capital to use. However, those who do not take the necessary steps to integrate their data will find it difficult to succeed in this digital world.In the coming weeks, we will discuss ways in which you can set your strategy to maximize your data capital, and provide real-world examples of companies that have already begun this journey.1IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2018 Predictions Oct 2017 – – Doc # US43171317last_img read more

Michael Dean Bewley, 58

first_imgMichael Dean Bewley, 58, Columbus, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 at his residence. Born, February 4, 1962 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Edward and Clara E. (Bokelman) Bewley.  Michael graduated from South Decatur in 1980.  He then joined the United States Marine Corp and served from 1983 through 1987 as a Lance Corporal.  He was a member of the Burney Baptist Church and the Columbus American Legion Post. He is survived by his parents, Edward and Clara Bewley, Greensburg; three daughters, Elana Bewley Camp, Muncie, Erin Bewley (Alex) Jobe, Columbus, Erica Bewley (Bartholomew) Fortner, Columbus; one brother, Richard (Lynn) Bewley, Greensburg; one sister, Sandra (Larry) Nieman, Greensburg; four grandchildren, Dean and Oliver Camp, Bernadette and Roland Fortner. He was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Bewley. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Graveside Military Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the South Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or to the Milford Cemetery Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more