‘Killjoys’ invade Castletroy playground car spaces

first_imgNewsLocal News‘Killjoys’ invade Castletroy playground car spacesBy admin – February 6, 2012 679 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Emailcenter_img Linkedin INCONSIDERATE parents and car-owning college students are labelled as killjoys by families with young children wishing to access the playground amenities at the beautifully appointed Castletroy Park. The purpose built car park has signage which clearly indicates that it it is for park users only.However, complaints have been made to the Limerick Post that it is virtually impossible to find a space at specific times at school-times.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Said one irate parent: “It is being used as a drop-off and collection point for students at Castletroy College.“There is a constant stream of school-bound traffic both in and out of the car park, which in itself, presents a danger to parents with children wishing to avail of the play area”.When the Limerick Post arrived on one afternoon, the car park was completely full (see picture), yet there wasn’t a child or parent to be seen in the vicinity.Two adults were spotted walking in the park.A woman driver, with two children in the back seat, failed to find a parking spot and drove on.On another visit, a similar situation existed.A park attendant explained to the Limerick Post that there were periods each weekday when parents avoided taking their children to the playground because of the difficulty in securing a car space.“As you can see, the car park is now full but hardly a person in sight.“There are even students with their own cars and who leave them here all day.“It is most unfair…this facility was specifically built for families with young children and those who want to take a leisurely stroll. It is like this at mornings, lunch time and early afternoons”.A spokesperson for Limerick County Council confirmed they had received complaints from visitors to Castletroy Park.At the time of going to press, The Limerick Post awaits a response from Castletroy College. Print Previous articleWild Atlantic Drive to reinvent region as tourist destinationNext article50- year-old widow jailed for carrying drugs adminlast_img read more

Non-Foreclosure Solution Totals Are Piling Up

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post January 27, 2016 1,922 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago HOPE NOW Loss Mitigation Non-foreclosure solutions 2016-01-27 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: HOPE NOW Loss Mitigation Non-foreclosure solutionscenter_img Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 1/28/2016 Next: Ocwen and the City of Milwaukee Combine to Fight Effects of Foreclosure Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles While foreclosure continue to steadily decline, the number of foreclosure alternatives completed is adding up, and the industry completed another 99,000 foreclosure prevention actions in November 2015, according to data released by HOPE NOW on Wednesday.The 99,000 foreclosure prevention actions completed in November included permanent loan modifications, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, short sales, and other workout plans. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, foreclosure sales for the month totaled 24,500, meaning that non-foreclosure solutions still outpaced completed foreclosures by a four to one ratio.”This metric is important as it shows the breadth of solutions available to at-risk homeowners and that these homeowners are likely to receive an alternative solution to foreclosure,” HOPE NOW’s report stated. “It is interesting to note that nearly 40 percent of foreclosure alternative solutions for families were repayment plans. This indicates most families are experiencing short term hardships.”Approximately 26,00o of the foreclosure prevention action were permanent loan modifications, according to HOPE NOW. This number included 19,000 modifications through proprietary programs and 7,691 through the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).”As we turn our attention to 2016, our data continues to indicate recovery in the overall housing market,” said Eric Selk, Executive Director of HOPE NOW. “Our November report shows that key trends remain consistent with previous reports. Specifically, foreclosure starts and foreclosure sales completed are at or near pre-crisis norms. Although fewer modifications are being reported, families are receiving assistance through foreclosure alternative solutions such as retention plans and formal repayment plans. This is reflective of an early intervention process that all servicers are employing. The goal is to keep families in their home and respond quickly when someone goes delinquent.”The number of serious delinquencies in the mortgage market also tumbled year-over-year in November, from 1.97 percent down to 1.65 percent, according to HOPE NOW.”Another key indicator of positive market stability is the decline in serious delinquency,” Selk said. “HOPE NOW tracks those homeowners who are 60+ days delinquent and we have reported a steady total of about 1.65 million borrowers for the past 5 months. This is a far cry from the nearly 2 million borrowers who were seriously delinquent just 18 months ago. This is a true testament to the hard work of the HOPE NOW Alliance and others, as well as the recent jobs report and economic recovery.” About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Non-Foreclosure Solution Totals Are Piling Up Non-Foreclosure Solution Totals Are Piling Up Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newslast_img read more

CU 1 extends financial services to pot businesses

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An Alaska credit union has launched a pilot program to provide financial services to marijuana businesses, which among other benefits will relieve state workers from counting $1.5 million in cash tax payments each month.James Wileman, President/CEO of Credit Union 1 ($1 billion in assets, 84,064 members) said the decision fits with its history of serving the underserved, and will relieve the state’s businesses and agencies from the burdens of handling too much cash.Alaskans voted to legalize marijuana in 2014, the first licenses were granted in 2016 and marijuana retail sales are on-track to reach $200 million in 2018.Alaska’s Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office has licensed 262 businesses from the Alaska Bud Brothers Aerogardens in Kasilof to the Zenzic Gardens in Palmer. About 150 other businesses are awaiting approval.last_img read more

Big trouble in little China

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Muslims in Jakarta rejoice as mosques open for Friday prayers

first_img“Earlier, [I participated in] Friday prayer in the Bangka Raya area of [South] Jakarta. My temperature was checked when I entered the mosque and I was given a plastic bag to carry my footwear,” another Twitter user @naavyyk posted on Friday.Tadi sholat jumat di wilayah Bangka Raya Jakarta, masuk halaman masjid dicek suhu dan diberi kantong plastik buat bungkus alas kaki pic.twitter.com/mQTYSxvh59— navy’ fanani (@naavyyk) June 5, 2020President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo also performed the prayer in the Baiturrahim mosque situated in the presidential palace complex.Kompas.com also reported that Governor Anies Baswedan performed Friday prayer in the Fatahillah mosque located in the City Hall compound.Read also: Jakarta takes risk of rebound by moving to ‘transitional’ restrictionsSome mosques in the city such as Al Azhar Mosque in South Jakarta were also packed with congregations, among them was former Vice President Jusuf Kalla who is also the chairman of the Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI), as reported by Tempo.co.To prevent overcrowding in mosques during the weekly prayer, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) had issued a fatwa allowing the prayer to be conducted in turns in two groups, rather than the usual simultaneous prayer at noon.Besides mosques, the Jakarta Administration has also allowed other houses of worship to operate during the transition phase.The Jakarta archdiocese, for example, had been gearing up to open its churches by preparing a new worship protocol following the Religious Affairs Ministers’ announcement that houses of worship would be gradually reopened.“We are making sure that our parishes are ready to follow the worship protocol,” Jakarta archdiocese secretary Adi Prajoso said in a letter issued on Wednesday.“When the new protocol and our parishes are ready, we will gradually open the church.”Topics : “Alhamdulillah [thank God], I can perform Friday prayers again. I feel very happy,” Denny told The Jakarta Post on Friday.“I hope that we can continue holding Friday prayers in mosques and that the PSBB will be over soon.”Many Jakartans have also shared their experience participating in Friday prayers with the additional physical distancing measure and health protocols trough social media.“Alhamdulillah, this afternoon I performed Friday prayer in congregation at the Masjid Raya Al-Azhar in Sentra Primer, East Jakarta. It was conducted with health protocol to prevent COVID-19 [transmission], such as maintaining physical distance, temperature checking, and requirement to wear a face mask,” Twitter user @azzam_satriawan posted on Friday.Alhamdullilah, tadi siang saya baru saja melaksanakan ibadah Sholat Jumat secara berjamaah di Masjid Raya Al-Azhar, Sentra Primer, Jakarta Timur. Dilakukan protokol kesehatan untuk mencegah Covid-19 seperti menjaga jarak, pengecekan suhu dan wajib memakai masker saat Sholat. pic.twitter.com/QTb6e1nFjP— Muhammad Azzam Satriawan (@azzam_satriawan) June 5, 2020 After months of praying at home, Muslims in Jakarta are now able to perform the first Friday prayers in mosques on Friday following the transitional period in the capital city that starts to ease restrictions in public spaces in the capital city.Denny Faizal, a 22-year-old university graduate, joined the Friday prayer, a weekly congregational prayer mandatory for Muslim men, in Teladan Mosque in Tebet, South Jakarta. It was his first Friday prayer in a mosque after only performing it at home since mid-March, weeks before the official implementation of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in April amid the social distancing measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19.He said the mosque followed the protocols mandated by the city administration, namely body temperature check before entering the premise, assigning the 1-meter distance policy between participants and requiring them to wear a face mask. The congregations must also bring their own prayer mats and a bag to store their footwear. In addition, the sermons given before the prayer was quicker compared to normal times, he said.last_img read more

‘Obamacare’ sign-ups top six million

first_img Tweet Share Obama spoke with supporters of the health law from Rome, where he met Italian PM Matteo Renzi on ThursdayUS President Barack Obama says six million people have signed up for health insurance through his signature healthcare overhaul programme.Mr Obama announced the figure in a conference call with supporters days before the end of the sign-up period for new enrolees.The figure falls short of the White House’s initial goal of seven million.But the programme, widely known as “Obamacare”, was crippled at its October launch by technical glitches.Since then, it has largely overcome those problems and most Americans can now sign up without significant hurdles.The 2010 law, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is intended to extend health insurance to the roughly 48 million Americans who do not receive it through their employers, the government, or a costly privately purchased plan.It also aimed to slow the growth in the cost of healthcare.Among its central provisions are online marketplaces called exchanges run by the states and by the federal government on which individuals can purchase health insurance plans, sometimes with generous subsidies.‘No stone unturned’Under the law, Americans who go without health insurance in 2014 and beyond pay a penalty.The health law has been vigorously opposed by the Republican Party and by conservatives in the private sector who see it as an inappropriate government intrusion into the massive healthcare industry and an affront to personal liberty.They have sought to undermine the law on numerous legal and political fronts.The first “open enrolment” period during which Americans can sign up for a health insurance plan through one of the exchanges comes to an end on 31 March, although the Obama administration has extended the deadline for some people who continue to have trouble signing up.On Thursday, Mr Obama spoke on the phone from Italy with several thousand volunteers and workers guiding Americans through the often confusing process of signing up for insurance through the exchanges.“The president thanked the group for all their hard work to date and discussed the importance of building on this progress over the last four days of open enrolment,” the White House said in a statement.“The president encouraged the navigators and volunteers to redouble their efforts over the next four days and leave no stone unturned in trying to bring affordable health coverage to as many Americans as possible by the March 31 deadline.”BBC News Share Sharecenter_img HealthLifestylePolitics ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups top six million by: – March 28, 2014 30 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

2014 NSWTA State Conference

first_imgAffiliates from across New South Wales will take part in the 2014 New South Wales Touch Association’s (NSWTA) State Conference on Saturday, 18 October and Sunday, 19 October at Bankstown Sports Club. In a busy weekend for NSWTA, the finals series of the 2014 Vawdon Cup will commence on Friday night, with the grand finals to be played on Saturday, 2 November with the Grand Finals.The conference will see administrators learn across many areas over the weekend, from the Touch Football Australia and National Rugby League Strategic Alliance update, to Fox Sports Pulse workshops as well as volunteer topics and interactive sessions for affiliates. The 2014 NSWTA Blues Awards Dinner will be held in conjunction with the event, recognising athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers for their contribution to the sport. NRL superstar Benji Marshall will be in attendance as a guest of the NSWTA and will take part in the presentations with MC Joel Caine. For the first time, the prestigious Boland and Smith medals will also be presented at the Dinner, recognising the best players from the 2014 Vawdon Cup season.43 people will be awarded Blues Awards at the event, while the Rod Wise Medal for Volunteer of the Year sees Gunnedah’s Peta Devine, Sydney Scorpions’ Tim Kitchingham, Hunter Western Hornets’ Don Green, Mudgee’s Kathy Lang, Hills Hornets’ Brad Mitchell and Leeton’s Bruce Washington in contention for the award. The dinner will also see one of Australia’s best-known and leading comic entertainers, Vince Sorrenti, take to the stage. Stay tuned to the NSWTA and TFA websites and social media pages over the weekend for all of the latest news and information from the 2014 NSWTA State Conference:Touch Football AustraliaWebsite – www.touchfootball.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaNew South Wales Touch AssociationWebsite – www.nswtouch.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouch Twitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touch Instagram – www.instagram.com/nswtouch Related LinksNSWTA Conferencelast_img read more

$5 Million Raised By UK Diaspora for the Adopt-A-Clinic Initiative

first_imgStory Highlights In his remarks, Dr. Tufton thanked the UK community for supporting the project, noting that the Diaspora has led the charge for the initiative. Approximately $5 million has been raised by the Diaspora in the United Kingdom (UK) for the Ministry of Health’s Adopt-A-Clinic initiative. The Adopt-A-Clinic Project, is one of the Jamaica 55 UK legacy projects, undertaken by the High Commission. Approximately $5 million has been raised by the Diaspora in the United Kingdom (UK) for the Ministry of Health’s Adopt-A-Clinic initiative.The funds were handed over to Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, at a special event hosted at the Jamaican High Commission in London recently.The Adopt-A-Clinic Project, is one of the Jamaica 55 UK legacy projects, undertaken by the High Commission.The funds were raised from two major events organised by the High Commission, namely the Jamaica 55 Independence Church Service, as well as the Jamaica 55 Gala Dinner and Dance.Several other individuals and charities also raised funds and donated equipment under the UK Legacy project, which was coordinated by the Adopt-A-Clinic (UK) Subcommittee.The funds that have been raised so far will allow for the adoption of at least five clinics across the island.In his remarks, Dr. Tufton thanked the UK community for supporting the project, noting that the Diaspora has led the charge for the initiative.“Adopt-A-Clinic is about boosting primary and preventive health care by engaging in a wider and more elaborate way to recognise the importance of these facilities and by encouraging (communities) to use these facilities,” he said.“We are aiming to restore credibility to our health clinics, by ensuring that they have the necessary facilities in both personnel and equipment, and use the restored image to encourage community participation,” Dr. Tufton added.Meanwhile, High Commissioner, His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, expressed appreciation to the groups and individuals that assisted in raising the funds towards the Adopt-A-Clinic Project.He reiterated the High Commission’s commitment to continue to raise awareness, as well as funds, towards this important cause.Persons present at the handover ceremony included: Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte; members of the Adopt-A-Clinic Subcommittee led by Paul Harrison; and representatives of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK).Others present include: the Association of Jamaicans UK Trust; Friends of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica; Jamaica Hospital League of Friends; Friends of the Noel Holmes Hospital and West Haven Children’s Home; Lignum Vitae Club; and members of staff and friends of the High Commission.last_img read more

Michael J Fox Foundation Teams Up With Poker Tournament

first_imgHollywood Poker, the #1 and only online celebrity poker game on Facebook, iPhone and iPad that connects poker enthusiasts to play with celebrities, has teamed up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Love Across the Ocean to bring a celebrity charity poker tournament to Southern California.The live poker tournament takes place Saturday, September 28th at Commerce Casino. The event is open to the public (with limited availability) for a chance to play and rub elbows with celebrities, win money and other prizes. The red carpet affair begins at 11 am and the tournament will commence at 12:30 pm. Hollywood Poker is guaranteeing a Prize Pool of $20,000 and is also adding a Hollywood Poker Celebrities Only Prize Pool of $20,000.“We are looking forward to this star studded event to help raise awareness on matters of heavier weight with celebrity philanthropists who care and continue to partner with us to make that difference”, says Actor and Poker Chairman Dale Wade Davis.Play alongside celebrities and poker pros at the Hollywood Poker Celebrity InvitationalThis year’s event expects to see the likes of Kate Linder, Adrian Paul, Dean Cain, Michael Vartan, Nicholas Gonzalez, Samm Levine, Yancey Arias, Tony Denison and Victoria Pratt.Past celebrity supporters and poker players include Jack Black, Tenacious D, Kevin Pollak, Brad Garrett, Daniel Baldwin, Lou Diamond Phillips and Brian Krause to name a few as well as poker pros Men “The Master” Nguyen, Annie Duke and John “Razor” Phan.A little can go a long way. The Hollywood Poker Celebrity Invitational reaches to help people around the world and this year’s tournament will support two deserving charities. Proceeds will help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease with research programs and clinical trials through the Michael J. Fox Foundation and will also benefit Love Across the Ocean, which helps feed families, rebuild schools, treat the sick and gives the ability to sponsor a child for less than $2 a day.To register for the tournament, please visit HollywoodPoker.com.last_img read more

Saskatchewan buys homeless men two one way tickets out of province

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe province of Saskatchewan is taking a new tack to reduce homelessness.It has nothing to do with cutting poverty rates, or increasing job training.And everything to do with shipping people to other provinces.Now two Indigenous men from northern Sasktachewan find themselves in a big city and caught in a political firestorm.APTN’s Jaydon Flett [email protected]last_img