Consumers asked to conserve water

first_imgEmail Previous articleBroken mains cause water shortageNext articleLimerick passes 7.30am inspection admin Advertisement WITH the thaw well established across the country, many local authorities are now experiencing increased water demands arising principally from leaks.To assist local authorities to deal with this issue as speedily as possible, the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government asks property owners to check their premises for leaks, particularly premises that may have been left unattended since before the weekend, and to have any leaks found repaired as quickly as possible. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The public is also asked to assist local authorities in identifying leaks by reporting any evidence of leaks on public mains. Group Water Schemes served by local authority supplies should also check their systems for leaks.Many local authorities have had to ask consumers to conserve water.  Pressure reductions and night-time restrictions may continue in some areas.  Further information is available on local authority websites. WhatsApp Printcenter_img Facebook Twitter Linkedin NewsLocal NewsConsumers asked to conserve waterBy admin – December 27, 2010 582 last_img read more

Mortgages Driving Overall Delinquency Improvement

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Changing of the Guard Next: Now Below 2016 Cap, Fannie Mae Portfolio Shrinks Further Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mortgage Delinquencies New York Fed 2016-05-30 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Mortgage Delinquencies New York Fed Share Save Repayment rates generally improved for all types of loans in the first quarter, with about five percent of outstanding debt in some form of delinquency, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit.According to the New York Fed, the decline in overall delinquencies in Q1 was largely due to continuing improvement in the number of mortgage delinquencies, despite a slight uptick in the share of mortgages that were 90 days delinquent from the previous quarter (from 2.1 percent up to 2.2 percent).“Delinquency rates and the overall quality of outstanding debt continue to improve,” said Wilbert van der Klaauw, SVP at the New York Fed. “The proportion of overall debt that becomes newly delinquent has been on a steady downward trend and is at its lowest level since our series began in 1999. This improvement is in large part driven by mortgages.”Fewer consumers filed for bankruptcy in Q1; about 207,000 consumers added a bankruptcy notation to their credit report during the quarter, which was a decline of 19 percent from the same quarter in 2015.With the continued improvements in mortgage delinquencies came an increase in the amount of overall household debt, by $136 billion over-the-quarter and by $401 billion over-the-year up to $12.25 trillion. About two-thirds of overall debt was mortgage debt, which totaled $8.37 trillion in Q1, a four-and-a-half year high—and an increase of $120 billion over-the-quarter and $198 billion over-the-year.A rise in median credit score of newly originated mortgages could mean that fewer of these loans will default down the road. Approximately 58 percent of all new mortgage dollars went to borrowers with credit scores of higher than 760, according to the New York Fed. According to the AEI International Center on Housing Risk, the median credit score for all individuals with a score is 713. Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Mortgages Driving Overall Delinquency Improvement 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. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago May 30, 2016 1,126 Views Mortgages Driving Overall Delinquency Improvementlast_img read more

Uber driver left for dead recovering but says, ‘I still don’t know what happened’

first_imgWCVB/ABC News(BOSTON) — A Uber driver who was beaten and left for dead in Boston said that his recovery is progressing but he has no memory of the attack.While working a shift as an Uber driver, Henry Miller, 75, was carjacked, beaten and left on the street for dead in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, according to ABC-affiliate WCVB.Miller told the affiliate he had dropped off a client and was headed to pick-up the next rider. He said ha had made contact with the rider because he was having trouble finding the address. When she called him and said he had driven past her, he turned the car around and went back to where two people were standing outside. He says that is the last thing he remembers.“I still don’t know what happened,” Miller said.He suffered from severe injuries to his body, including his lungs. Doctors told him his heart stopped, and they had to bring him back. Today, he said, he still suffers from severe chest pains but believes he is on the road to recovery. “A lot of progress,” he told WCVB. “I can walk. I wasn’t able to walk.”“Our thoughts are with our driver-partner and his family at this difficult time. We are working with authorities to assist their investigation,” Uber said in a statement to ABC News.He said he has 25,000 client rides and has driven more than 50,000 people in his car. Miller said the attack was the only really bad incident he has had while driving for Uber and hopes to do get back to driving soon. “I meet everybody from all over the world,” Miller said. “I’m not gonna stay home and watch TV.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Feeding ecology of myctophid fishes in the northern Scotia Sea

first_imgThe diets of 9 species of myctophid fishes, Electrona carlsbergi, E. antarctica, Gymnoscopelus fraseri, G. nicholsi, G. braueri, Protomyctophum bolini, P. choriodon, Krefftichthys anderssoni and Nannobrachium achirus, were investigated during austral autumn in the northern ScotiaSea. Based on the percent index of relative importance (%IRI), the data suggest dietary specialisation in some species, which may permit resource partitioning. Hierarchical agglomerative cluster analysis of Bray-Curtis similarity (60% threshold) separated the myctophid community into distinct feeding guilds. One group (G. braueri and E. antarctica) fed principally on Themisto gaudichaudii, another (P. choriodon and G. fraseri) primarily on copepods (Metridia spp. and Rhincalanus gigas),and a third group (G. nicholsi and P. bolini) consumed copepods and euphausids (mostly Metridia spp. and Euphausia frigida). The diets of E. carlsbergi and K. anderssoni differed from the other species, with E. carlsbergi being the only species that consumed salps. There was a general switch in diet from copepods to euphausiids and amphipods as the myctophid predator size increased. Dietary specialisation is likely the result of a combination of predator size, gape size, filtering capacity of the gillrakers and the vertical distribution of predators and prey. Antarctic krill were only consumed by the larger myctophids, which represented a numerically minor part of the myctophid community, supporting the concept that myctophids can provide a krill-independent link between secondary production and higher trophic levels. However, the northern Scotia Sea is dominated by adult krill, whichare only suitable as prey for larger fish. In the northern Scotia Sea, myctophid predation had a very small impact on copepod production but a higher impact on macrozooplankton, with a best-estimate of 4% of the daily production of Themisto gaudichaudii and 6% of that of Euphausia superba being consumed.last_img read more

Olympian Gus Kenworthy to headline DNC gala after snubbing White House invite

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — U.S. Olympic silver medalist and professional freestyle skier, Gus Kenworthy, is launching himself into partisan politics.The seven-time world champion first told ABC News that he will be a special guest at the Democratic National Committee’s LGBTQ gala in New York City this summer, after snubbing the president’s invitation to visit the White House Friday.“I couldn’t be more excited to join the DNC at their LGBTQ Gala this Pride season. Over the last year, the Trump-Pence administration has pushed our community to the sidelines, attacking us for who we are and who we love,” Kenworthy wrote to ABC News in a statement.“It’s time we take a stand against this administration by electing representatives this upcoming November who actively support and believe in equality for everyone,” he said.Kenworthy was one of several, top-name Winter Olympians, including Lindsey Vonn, Erin Hamlin, Adam Rippon and Chloe Kim, who either skipped or, in Kenworthy’s case, actively protested the athletes’ White House visit.Kenworthy shared stories with this Twitter followers Friday about what he said were the large number of his fellow Olympians who missed the White House event, adding, “The resistance is real.”The DNC annual LGBTQ gala consistently has been one of the Democrats’ top-performing events, according to staff at the organization. Last year, Vice President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker. Donors and activists will likely be able to take pictures and greet Kenworthy at the 19th annual event on June 25th.Kenworthy has been an active activist for gay rights. He was recently featured on the cover of Out Magazine and last month presented U.S. figure skater Rippon with the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award.In a Proctor and Gamble commercial that aired during this year’s Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Kenworthy described coming out about his sexuality and wore a shirt that read, “My mom loves this gay.”“Freeskiing is such a macho sport that I felt like I couldn’t show my true self, but with every person that I told, I felt so liberated,” he said in the ad.“Gus has been a tireless advocate for his community, standing up to hate and a Trump-Pence administration that has repeatedly attacked and demeaned LGBTQ people,” DNC chair Tom Perez wrote to ABC News Friday. Perez applauded the election first openly transgender state legislator in 2017 and said LGBTQ candidates in Palm Springs, Seattle, Minneapolis and New York were breaking barriers.Kenworthy – from Telluride, Colorado – won a freestyle skiing Olympic silver medal in the men’s slopestyle event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. This year, he came up short and finished 12th.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 27, 2018 /Sports News – National Olympian Gus Kenworthy to headline DNC gala after snubbing White House invitecenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Leading estate agents voice serious concerns over anti-money laundering

first_imgA group of leading estate agents have aired their frustrations about the way anti-money laundering rules are being implemented in the UK .This includes complaints that members of the public are too ignorant of rules and that there is too much duplication of work created by the multiple government agencies involved.The forum included 14 of the industry’s best-known businesses including Chestertons, Kings Group, Miles and Barr, auctioneer I Am Sold, Millbank, Laurent Residential, AZ Real Estate, Winkworth Franchising, Legal Eye, Warnerheath, Jeremy Leaf, Remax and LDG Estate Agents.Held during last week’s Geovation event in the City of London, the roundtable discussions centres on how AML regulations were being implemented too unevenly across the industry.“The meeting involved an excellent cross-section of those operating in the agency sector including small independent and larger estate agency groups, franchised businesses, buying agency and auction houses,” says its chairperson Michael Day of Integra Services (pictured, above).Frustration“There was considerable experience in the room but also a reasonable degree of frustration amongst delegates as to the inconsistencies of approach, compliance and policing across the sector.“Many of the same frustrations and challenges are also faced [by companies] in the conveyancing and legal sectors.”The meeting was facilitated by Thirdfort, a leading provider of identity, source of funds (AML) and security checks for lawyers and estate agents.Michael Day : “The meeting was never going to find a straightforward solution to an increasingly difficult area of compliance. There was however a consensus that a more ‘joined up’ approach, better public understanding and subsequent stronger enforcement should be achievable.”Laurent Residential Legal Eye integra Mike Day Miles and Barr Millbank Jeremy Leaf RE/MAX kings group AML compliance anti money laundering auctioneer I Am Sold AZ Real Estate Chestertons Warnerheath winkworth franchising May 13, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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 2021 Home » News » Leading estate agents voice serious concerns over anti-money laundering previous nextRegulation & LawLeading estate agents voice serious concerns over anti-money launderingLeading property firms including Chestertons and Winkworth says implementation of AML in the UK is too patchwork and poorly policed.Nigel Lewis13th May 201902,472 Viewslast_img read more

VIDEO: USS New York Wins “Best Ship of Class Ship Store Sales and Service Award”

first_img View post tag: best View post tag: Store View post tag: class View post tag: ship View post tag: York View post tag: award Training & Education VIDEO: USS New York Wins “Best Ship of Class Ship Store Sales and Service Award” View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: USS New York Wins “Best Ship of Class Ship Store Sales and Service Award” View post tag: sales View post tag: New View post tag: wins View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy January 28, 2013 Sales Division aboard amphibious landing dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) received the “Best Ship of Class Ship Store Sales and Service Award” for fiscal year 2011, Jan. 22.New York achieved the highest cumulative score based on their supply management certification (SMC) and customer satisfaction scores. New York’s retail operations division received an SMC score of 99.01 and provided customer satisfaction “second to none,” according to crew surveys.“New York is the pride of the Norfolk Waterfront,” said Rear Adm. David Thomas Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic. “It’s the day-to-day hard work and crew support which bears out in New York’s continuing tradition of excellence.”Sales division earned approximately $1 million in sales on a nine month deployment of which $189 thousand was transferred to the Morale Welfare and Recreation. New York’s emblematics were in high demand during the ship’s maiden deployment.“I couldn’t be prouder of New York’s ship services team as they received this prestigious ‘Best in Class’ award today,” said Capt. Jon Kreitz, commanding officer. “They earned it through their tremendous efforts providing superb support to our Sailors and Marines each and every day.”“They truly are the best,” he added.“To be the best at anything is not by chance,” said Capt. Christopher Brunett, executive officer. “It requires strong leadership and a lot of hard work. That is exactly what we have on New York. ‘Best of Class’ is one good example of how this ship’s crew leads on the waterfront.”New York recently returned from its maiden deployment to Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf as part of Iwo Jima amphibious readiness group.The USS NEW YORK is the fifth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, she has 73/4 tons of World Trade Center steel in her bow and was commissioned into U.S. Navy service on November 7, 2009.Ship’s Particulars:Displacement: 24,900 tons fullLength: 208.5 m (684 ft) overall, 201.4 m (661 ft) waterlineBeam: 31.9 m (105 ft) extreme, 29.5 m (97 ft) waterlineDraft: 7 m (23 ft)Propulsion: Four sequentially turbocharged marine Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 41,600 shp (30 MW)Speed: In excess of 22 knots (25 mph; 41 km/h)Capacity: Embarked Landing Force: 699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted), surge capacity to 800Armament: Two Bushmaster II 30 mm Close in Guns, fore and aft two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers, fore and aft.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 28, 2013 Share this articlelast_img read more

Fairtrade cola set to target growing ’ethical’ market

first_imgPercola, a Fairtrade cola drink, has been launched by food and beverage company Food Brands Group. The drink, an extension of its Percol Fairtrade coffee range, is the first Fairtrade cola with no preservatives or artificial colours and will be available in a 500ml bottle.The Fairtrade sugar it contains is sourced from selected farms in Africa where Percola pays smallholder farmers a fair price to improve their working conditions.”Consumer demand for Fairtrade products is growing year-on-year and we have seen sales of Percol coffee up more than 20% since 2007,” said Brian Chapman, founder of Food Brands Group. “To build on this success we have been working hard to expand our Fairtrade offering. Percola is an example of the brand’s versatility.”The Percol beverage range also includes Fairtrade and Organic coffees.RRP: £1.19[http://www.percol.co.uk]last_img read more

Press release: Geospatial Commission outlines its 2019-2020 priorities

first_imgThe Geospatial Commission’s Annual Plan is published today, which highlights the ways it is working to maximise the value of geospatial data for the UK.The plan also sets out priorities for this year of unlocking value in key sectors, including investment into the underground assets pilots announced last week, and developing the geospatial ecosystem through data improvement, skills and innovation.It is an important milestone towards creating the UK’s National Geospatial Strategy, following last year’s call for evidence: Geospatial Commission publishes Annual Plan 2019 – 2020 The plan sets out the progress made in the Geospatial Commission’s first year and the direction for the year ahead, to develop the UK’s national geospatial strategy Call For Evidence 2018 responses also published alongside the plan National Geospatial Strategy – call for evidence Call for evidence responses Geospatial Commission Annual Plan 2019 – 2020center_img Find out more about what the Geospatial Commission does.last_img read more

Boxpark reveals plans for 10 new sites over five years

first_imgBoxpark has announced plans to expand nationwide with a further 10 sites over the next five years, with bakery businesses already featured on existing sites.The expansion will see the launch of two new concepts from the developer, BoxOffice and BoxHall. The former will be a co-working space incorporated into new Boxpark sites, while the latter will be a smaller-scale food hall concept, featuring between six and 12 vendors.The Boxpark and BoxOffice schemes will feature Boxpark street food and bars set up on the ground floor, leisure operators such as virtual reality, cinemas, crazy golf and karaoke on the first floor and between two and four floors of co-working space above.The developer said it would be targeting London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Brighton and others.Existing Boxpark developments have already attracted bakery businesses such as Dum-Dums Donutterie, which has premises at both the Shoreditch and Croydon sites. British Baker subscribers can read more about doughnut manufacturer Longboys in our recent on-site feature ‘Playing the long game’, in which we visited the premises at Boxpark Wembley.“I’m really excited to announce our plans for our brand new BoxOffice and BoxHall concepts,” said Roger Wade, Boxpark founder and CEO.“Boxpark has always been an innovator in the retail and leisure sector and these brand-new formats demonstrate our investment in continuing to evolve both the brand and the sites we build and operate. These two major new innovations will help us secure a further 10 sites across the UK over the next five years.”last_img read more