7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I love our national parks, so when I had a chance to visit the Everglades during NAFCU’s CEOs and Senior Executives Conference, I jumped at the chance.As you can see, I had a chance to hold a young alligator. Luckily, the picture does not show my blood pressure or my shaking legs.The park ranger noted an interesting fact. While many are terrified of alligators, gators kill far fewer people each year than vending machines. In fact, 38 people have fallen victim to vending machines since 1978. I can’t get alligator vs. vending machine statistics, but allegedly, alligators killed 9 people from 1999 through 2014.So the ranger may very well be correct.Now, that’s not the whole story.I’m guessing most of you have at least one vending machine where you work. And I’m hoping that most of you do not have an alligator inside your office. So people interact with far more vending machines than alligators every day.But still, the perceived risk between the two is interesting. What scares us more? continue reading »
Five-time All Star Brendan Cummins lines out between the sticks for his club Ballybacon Grange this afternoon.They take on Toomevara in the County Junior A Hurling Final.Throw in is at 2 o’clock in Boherlahan. Photo: All Ireland Poc Fada Championships, Facebook And it could be a weekend to remember for Toomevara as their seniors face Roscrea in the Seamus O Riain decider tomorrow afternoon in Moneygall at 2 o’clock.Former Tipperary hurler Tommy Dunne says the junior hurlers of Toomevara are looking forward to coming up against Brendan Cummins…Also down for decision today is the County Junior B hurling Semi FinalIt sees Cappawhite facing Newport in Clonoulty at 3.30pm.