Email Advertisement LimerickNewsLimerick continues to build alliances across EuropeBy Meghann Scully – December 23, 2020 165 Linkedin Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Southwest All-Stars, We Move The NeedleNext articleSanta Visit to Neonatal at UMHL Meghann Scully LIMERICK has continued to build alliances across Europe as part of the series of events to mark European Week of Regions and Cities.It sees national and regional bodies come together with citizen organisations and businesses to share their ideas on growth and job creation, as well as demonstrating how to implement European Union cohesion policy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This year the focus was on building a green, digital economy in a European way, which leaves no region behind, the European Green Deal and the opportunity it presents to deliver a sustainable economic recovery post Covid.Limerick City and County Council co-organised two sessions at this year’s event with presentations by Chief Executive Dr Pat Daly and Senior Executive Planner Kieran Reeves as part of European Week of Regions and Cities.The first session was a workshop on how to implement and monitor the UN Sustainable Development Goals, organised with the European Commission DG REGIO, and the European Commission Joint Research Centre.A discussion on the Limerick Bold City Vision being developed as part of the Horizon 2020 funded +CityxChange [Positive City Exchange] project took place and how the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals provide the basis for developing this vision and how they align with the Limerick Development Plan. You can watch a playback of this workshop here.The second session was on Green Cities by Co-Design, organised in conjunction with the Irish Regions European Office, our GoGreen Routes partner Versailles, and our joint European Green Leaf 2020 Award winner the Belgian city of Mechelen.Part of the discussion centred on how Limerick has come up with new ways of designing and planning our development, with the aim of being a sustainable smart city, while working in conjunction with local organisations and businesses to co-create our policies.It focused on how engagement should be done to connect the European level to the local level, to involve our MEP’s directly in European Projects so they can be a part of the progress that is happening on the ground. You can watch a playback of this workshop here.Terry Connolly, EU Programmes Manager, Limerick City and County Council said: “The European Week of Regions and Cities is a great way to showcase the achievements of Limerick. The virtual environment worked well and enabled us to be there with our European partners so we can learn from each other and swap experiences on the best ways to move forward to a more sustainable future”.“Limerick’s involvement in organising these workshops is an example of how the council’s work is in alignment with Horizon Europe’s mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart cities. We will continue to build alliances to take full advantage of the opportunities being presented through the European Green deal, particularly around the renovation wave, cleaner transport and logistics, and the digital transition.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Tagged with: (HR 1711) (HR 3008) Brad Sherman David Scott Federal Housing Administration (FHA) House Financial Services Committee Office of Community Affairs onsumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) The Financial Inclusion in Banking Act The Homebuyer Assistance Act Van Taylor The House Financial Services Committee has passed seven bipartisan bills related to the financial services industry, two directly tied to housing finance, The Homebuyer Assistance Act (HR 3008) and The Financial Inclusion in Banking Act (HR 1711).HR 1711, a bipartisan bill led by Rep. David Scott, seeks to empower the Office of Community Affairs within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to lead coordination with other agencies to research obstacles to accessible banking resources and identify best practices to increase consumer participation in underinvested communities.“For too long the federal government has turned a blind eye to the hardships faced by unbanked consumers, many of whom have been systemically locked out of participation in our banking system,” said Rep. Scott. “From exorbitant fees charged to cash each paycheck to the false choices offered by predatory lenders, unbanked consumers are routinely left to depend on exploitative services that tend to take money away from the people who can least afford it. The Financial Inclusion in Banking Act will begin the work to identify and advance solutions needed to close the longstanding gaps in banking access for underinvested groups and ensure every American has a fair shot at the opportunity, capacity and resources needed to build wealth and achieve financial stability.”The Financial Inclusion in Banking Act would direct the CFPB’s Office of Community Affairs to:Conduct research identifying hurdles under- and un-banked consumers face when maintaining a sustainable relationship with depository institutions.Lead coordination within the CFPB, with trade associations, consumer groups, civil rights groups, and with other federal agencies and departments in assessing factors impeding financial inclusion.Identify strategies to increase financial education.Submit a report to Congress every two years highlighting legislative and regulatory recommendations to promote participation in the traditional banking system.HR 3008, sponsored by Rep. Brad Sherman, Chair of the House Subcommittee on Investor Protection and Capital Markets, and Rep. Van Taylor, makes it easier for homebuyers to purchase a home with a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage. The Homebuyer Assistance Act of 2021 would reduce a number of hurdles which appraisers currently face before they are allowed to perform appraisals for home purchases financed by an FHA mortgage. Federal standards set for FHA appraisers would be brought in line with the federal minimum requirements already in place for other home mortgages, particularly those purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.“The process of purchasing a home is already difficult enough for first-time, low-income, and minority homebuyers. They do not need the added challenge of finding a certified appraiser,” said Rep. Sherman. “This legislation is a commonsense revision to current appraisal requirements which will make FHA mortgages accessible to more Americans.”The Homebuyer Assistance Act would help address the current shortage of certified appraisers that some parts of the country are currently facing. In response to a 2017 survey, nearly 75% of appraisers cited regulatory burdens as a leading reason they would leave the field. Moreover, this lack of appraisers for FHA-insured mortgages has a disproportionately large impact on first-time homebuyers, low- and moderate-income households, and people of color. More than 83% of FHA mortgages for the purchase of a home in 2020 were obtained by first-time homebuyers and over one third of all FHA loans were obtained by minority households. Share Save Print This Post About Author: Eric C. 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Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Culture is everything. Everything is culture.Shared from Change-effect on 20 Jun 2016 in Personnel Today Over the past few weeks, we’ve witnessed tragic events take place on both sides of the Atlantic, under the shadow of separate political campaigns – the US presidency and the UK referendum. A brilliant piece of writing in The Spectator caught my eye, particularly the following line:Read full article Comments are closed.
Antron Brown (AP Photo/File) Compiled by Paul MontellaNov. 112012 – Antron Brown becomes the first Black champion in any NHRA pro series when he wins the Top Fuel title at the season-ending event. Brown suffers minor burns to his hands when his engine pops in an opening-round loss during eliminations, then waits to celebrate his victory until the final, when teammate Tony Schumacher loses in a photo finish to Brandon Bernstein.1911 – Carlisle Indian School of Carlisle, Pa., led by Jim Thorpe, beats nationally ranked Harvard 18-15 before 25,000 in Cambridge, Mass. Thorpe scores all the points for Carlisle, a touchdown, extra point and four field goals.1939 – Texas Tech and Centenary (La.) play to a 0-0 tie in a torrential downpour in Shreveport, La. There are an NCAA-record 77 punts in the game (39 by Tech and 38 by Centenary).1978 – Eddie Lee Ivery rushes for 356 yards to lead Georgia Tech to a 42-21 victory over Air Force.1981 – The Minnesota North Stars score eight goals in the second period of a 15-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.1995 – Eddie George rushes for a school-record 314 yards on 36 carries and scores three TDs as Ohio State routs Illinois 41-3.1995 – Hakeem Olajuwon scores 21 points to become the 21st NBA player to compile 20,000 career points as the Houston Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-97.Lennox Lewis (AP Photo/File)2000 – Lennox Lewis wins a unanimous 12-round decision over David Tua in Las Vegas to retain his WBC and IBF heavyweight titles.2001 – In his sixth career start, Shaun Alexander has 266 yards rushing on 35 carries and an 88-yard touchdown run as Seattle beats AFC West-leading Oakland 34-27. It’s the fourth-best rushing game in NFL history.2002 – The Oakland Raiders, behind record-setting performances, beat the Denver Broncos 34-10. Rich Gannon completes 21 straight passes and Jerry Rice becomes the first player to score 200 career touchdowns.2004 – Earl Boykins, at 5-foot-5, becomes the smallest player in NBA history to reach 30 points, scoring a career-high 32 in Denver’s 117-109 victory over Detroit.2006 – Michael Redd scores 57 points to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s franchise record of 55, but Matt Harpring makes a layup with 1.8 seconds left to give the Utah Jazz a 113-111 win over Milwaukee.2006 – Wladimir Klitschko stuns Calvin Brock with a sharp left, then finished him off with a thunderous right late in the seventh round to successfully defend his IBF heavyweight title in New York.2006 – Wake Forest beats Florida State 30-0 to become the first team to shutout the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium in Bobby Bowden’s 31 seasons as coach.2007 – Brett Favre joins Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks to throw for 60,000 yards in a career during the second quarter of Green Bay’s 34-0 win over Minnesota.2007 – Jacksonville’s Fred Taylor becomes the 21st running back in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing with a 15-yard carry in the first quarter of the Jaguars’ 28-13 win over Tennessee.2008 – Jockey Julien Leparoux has a record-tying day at Churchill Downs. The 25-year-old Frenchman ties Hall of Famer Pat Day’s track record with seven wins. Day set the record on June 20, 1984.2008 – Jordan Staal scores a hat trick in the third period and sets up Ruslan Fedotenko’s goal with 1:11 left in overtime, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-6 win over the Detroit Red Wings.2011 – Faulkner defeats Union (Ky.) 95-89 in triple overtime to set an NAIA football record. The 184 combined points, smashes the previous mark of 141 set in 1994 when Southwestern (Kan.) defeated Sterling (Kan.) 79-62.2012 – Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez catches the 100th TD pass of his career, a 2-yarder from Matt Ryan in the Falcons 31-27 loss at New Orleans. He adds another score on a 6-yard pass and becomes the first tight end with 100 TD receptions. Ryan is 34 of 52 for 411 yards and three touchdowns. read more
ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 23, 2017 – BahaMar investor is hoping the provision of jobs through their massive development will help to curb crime in the Capital. Graeme Davis, President of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Bahamas expressed to media that the surge in crime is concerning as it does effect tourism. Davis added that, “…we can help, certainly putting people back to work and creating a couple thousand jobs and then growing to that 5,000 jobs, I think it will have a positive impact.” There is also concern that the Government seems unable to find a remedy for the landfill problem; a stinky situation which has aggravated residents and threatens the pleasant appeal of resorts like Baha Mar. “There is a committee being put in place and we all expect action as good business owners and residents we demand it.”Media challenged the executive on the possibility that the soft opening date of BahaMar on April 21st is to influence at the General Elections; Davis denied that charge.#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp read more
This year’s International Drama Festival highlights the various faces of Indian theatre and brings to the Capital 71 performances by renowned theatre groups from different parts of India and the world on same platform. It’s going to be a treat for the theatre aficionados in the city .This year, theatre groups from 17 states, representing all the four regions of the nation – East, West, North South will stage their performances on this international platform. Even countries like Sri Lanka, Japan, Israel, China, Poland and Germany which are steeped in theatre culture, brings in seven performances in this year. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The inauguration will take place on Saturday, 4 January at Kamini auditorium which will be followed by play Chhaya Shakuntalam directed by KN Panikkar.Over the 15 days various venues will host various plays like, on Sunday, Sri Ram Centre will host Pampa Bharata written by KY Narayanaswamy, directed by Pramod and will be staged by Shiggaon Samudaya from Karnataka.Those Who Could Not Hear The Music, written and directed by Vikram Iyengar, will be staged at LTG. At Bahumukh one can see Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Woman Who Didn’t Want To Come Down To Earth performed by Physical Theatre, Israel. A folk performances will be given in the Open Lawns by Bastar Band from Chattisgarh. At Kamani auditorium play titled Anji will be presented by Ank Theatre, Mumbai. Bengali play Urubhangam written and directed by Manish Mitra will be staged at Abhimanch.On Monday SRC will host play Imaan Imaan Paani written and directed by Mrinal Jyoti Goswami and will be staged by Bhaxa Xahityo Xonmiloni from Assam. LTG will host Purushasukta play by Abhijnana Theatre Research Foundation. Kamani auditorium will host Alka written by Manoj Mitra directed by Uma Jhunjhunwala and Abhimanch will witness Nautanki by Brij Kala Sansthan, Uttar Pradesh.On Tuesday, Life-In- Progress will be staged at SRC directed by Anurupa Roy and to be staged by The Katkatha Puppet Arts. LTG will host Sindu Kirilli by Red Wings Theatre Group from Sri Lanka. A non-verbal play Maya II will be presented by SACH (Sharma Art & Craft House) at the Open Lawn.Kamani will host Nihsanga Samrat, a Bengali play, and Abhimanch will host a play called Utsushi which will be presented by group from Japan Sankai Juku.Wednesday will witness Jahajin by Raaga Repertory, Patna at SRC, Pandavani by group Satyam Pandavani Party from Chattisgarh, Agnipatha directed by B Jayashree performances will be given by Natana Rangamantapa, from Karnataka and Trojan Women by Sri Lankan group Trikone Cultural Foundation.Thursday will start with Museum…Of Species In Danger by Agashe Being Association at Sammukh and Bahumukh will stage Ripples by Delhi based group Desaksi. Other performances will be Koi Baat Chale at SRC by Theatre Wala, Mumbai, Bhand Pather (Raaze Pather) by Dilkash Folk Theatre from Kashmir.Over the weekend SRC will stage Taoos Chaman Ki Myna by Gillo Theatre Repertory, Mumbai on Friday and Marathi play Ringan by Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune. Kamani audiotorium will host Gosain Pather by Kashmir Bhagat Theatre and Saudagar by Rang Vidushak, Bhopal on Friday and Saturday respectively.When: 4-15 January read more
After making a huge splash at India Art Fair earlier this year with his 3-D sculptural installations in metal, Israeli artiste David Gerstein is all set to exhibit a body of new works in his first solo show in India. Titled Poetic Mirror, the show is being brought to India by Bruno Art Group and is curated by Alka Pande. Born in Jerusalem in 1944, Gerstein studied in Jerusalem, Paris, New York and London and started exhibiting his work in 1971. He uses a large spectrum of media such as wall sculptures, paper cuts, prints and photographs and other small objects. He is most famous for his large, Fauve -like outdoor installations, which are very much part of the Israeli landscapes. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Though Gerstein has already tasted success in the Indian market with many of his works being sold to Indian collectors post India Art Fair, this is the first time he will be visiting the country. Says the artist who is considered the pioneer of 3-D metal art: ‘Unfortunately, I have never been to India before but for many years, I have been reading about it and hearing stories or seeing films that it seems I know what India is like. My passion for colours always makes people inquire whether India helped determine my love for strong fresh colours which is so typical to the Indian culture. After all, the Mediterranean culture and heritage which we share with India brings us to the same strong sun and shadows. I’m sure India will look familiar to me from the very beginning. Some of my works involve a lot of details and are rich in colours which in recent years have disappeared from the art world trends.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYet, Gerstein admits he looks forward to watching the way ‘life is being performed on Indian streets, to smell the food and to see the wonderful craft that is being done everywhere. India and Israel share the same landscape and vegetation since the weather is closed but I am more interested in urban scenes than just landscape views,’ he says.’My art has always traversed its own path apart from trendy movements and I have stayed away from the ‘isms’, though often it’s been called ‘pop art’. I was a narrative artist from the very beginning and wanted to get people’s attention by representing the values I share with the common art lover. I want to share beauty and happiness and make people aware that there are great values we have as people and not just violence and disasters. After many years of creating narrative and figurative images, I wanted to extend the borders of painting and to give a new sculptural dimension to the so far illusionist look of the flat paintings. By slicing the view to multi layers, I achieved certain volume that was lacking in all the paintings that were done before.’ Among the works that will be on display during the show is the swirling 5th Avenue, a busy street scene inspired by the artist’s stay in New York. Happy Hours depicts the sensation of freedom overwhelming two bikers surrounded by a cloud of butterflies. The powerful Endless walk represents a multicoloured crowd of people walking along lines that form the infinity symbol. Gerstein’s works convey a sense of wonder and amusement at this fervour-ridden reality that is ours, and can be interpreted as a metaphor of life as a mad race. The Burning Lips pass on the feeling of softness of the lips or the sensation of its great sensitivity. Elegance is a comment about femininity and Peloton Wave is all about movement and the way the human figure is integrated with the mechanism of the bicycle. ‘Each image has its own story and solution.’WHERE: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat CentreWHEN: 6 to 15 May, 10 am to 8 pm read more
Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is considering a proposal to tag trade licence with shop insurance of the owners, mayor Sovan Chatterjee said on Friday.A high-level meeting was held at KMC headquarters on Friday afternoon. It was attended by Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar, KMC Commissioner Khalil Ahmed, senior officials of Fire and Emergency Services department and representatives of the owners’ association of Bagri market. Chatterjee said only 5% of the shop owners had their shops insured. “We are considering a proposal to tag trade licence with the shop insurance so that the people can get money if their shops are damaged in fire or any other accident,” Chaterjee added. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe said Block A of Bagree market will not be opened following the reports of the experts from IIT Roorkee.The KMC will remove the debris. Block A of the market has been badly affected following a devastating fire last month. Of more than 1,000 shops, around 200 shops had been damaged by the fire.He said the representatives of the market committee have taken up the matter of providing security to the building and the KMC has decided to give him all cooperation. The KMC is waiting for the report of all the agencies on Bagree Market and then a decision whether the structure will be kept or pulled down would be taken. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedChatterjee said water has not been a problem and the fire fighters got plenty of water to douse the flames. “The fire fighters fought for 72 hours at a stretch to douse the flames and there was uninterrupted supply of water from the reservoir. Water was brought from neighbouring areas like Satyanarayan Park and Portuguese Church,” he said adding “We are all working together to ensure that the shop owners can resume business at the earliest.” read more