Murphy to talk in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter WhatsApp TAGSAbsolute HotelAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivillelimerickPaul Murphy TD Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Paul Murphy TDANTI Austerity Alliance TD, Paul Murphy, who was arrested this week over his involvement in an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown last November will speak at a public meeting at the Absolute Hotel on Tuesday February 17 at 8pm. He will talk about the ongoing arrests of people involved in the protest, the next steps for the campaign against water charges and the “need for a political alternative to the corrupt establishment”. Local AAA councillor Cian Prendiville appealed for a big turnout to “show solidarity with those facing attack and show that Limerick stands with Jobstown, and against political policing and intimidation”. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Email Facebookcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsMurphy to talk in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 12, 2015 766 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleArthur’s delusional dig to gloryNext articleTime out for Electric Freeplay Alan Jacques Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Why Did Mortgage Delinquencies Rise?

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Why Did Mortgage Delinquencies Rise? in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Home / Daily Dose / Why Did Mortgage Delinquencies Rise? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Black Knight default Delinquencies Foreclosure mortgage non-current Prepayments Refinance 2019-07-23 Radhika Ojha  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily July 23, 2019 2,772 Views center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago June signals the end of the first half of the year. It is also a time when the market observes a spike in delinquencies. This year was no different, according to Black Knight’s First Look report.The report indicated that seasonal typical rises in mortgage delinquencies, combined with June 2019 ending on a Sunday, pushed the national delinquency rate up nearly 11% from May 2019’s all-time low. June also saw prepayment activity dipping for the first time in five months. In fact, prepayments fell 7.5% month-over-month during this period.Year-over-year, however, mortgage delinquencies continued their downward decline. The report revealed that serious delinquencies or loans that are 90 or more days past due, but not yet in active foreclosure fell to their lowest level in 12 years. The total delinquency rate for loans that are 30 days past due but not in active foreclosure fell 20% year-over-year.The overall non-current inventory saw a spike in June compared with May 2019, as did the total foreclosure starts which rose 2.82%. Though foreclosure starts and the number of loans in active foreclosure rose modestly in June, they were down year-over-year.The number of properties that were 30 or more days past due but not in active foreclosure also rose in June and saw an annual spike as well. The report indicated that such properties rose month-over-month to 1.95 million from 1.9 million in May. June 2019 saw a spike of 25,000 such properties compared to the same period last year.Mississippi led the states that had the maximum non-current mortgages. Around 10.7% of the state’s properties were non-current in June recording an 11.03% year-over-year change. At around 8% of its total properties in the non-current zone, Louisiana was second on this list. Alabama (7.1%), West Virginia (6.8%), and Arkansas (6.2%) rounded off this list.Colorado saw the least number of non-current mortgages in June, the report indicated. Around 1.9% of the state’s housing was non-current. Oregon (2.09%), Washington (2.1%), Idaho (2.2%) and California (2.2) rounded off the bottom five states by non-current percentage. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Black Knight default Delinquencies Foreclosure mortgage non-current Prepayments Refinance Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Servicing Success, One Step at a Time Next: Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program Subscribelast_img read more

Fannie Mae: Consumer Confidence is Up

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae: Consumer Confidence is Up Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fannie Mae: Consumer Confidence is Up Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Consumer Confidence Fannie Mae HPSI 2021-02-08 Christina Hughes Babb About Author: Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Stern & Eisenberg Welcomes Arsenio Rodriguez Next: 1.2 Million Mortgagers Fear Losing Their Homes Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Consumer Confidence Fannie Mae HPSI The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago During the first month of 2021, consumers reported a significantly more positive view of home-selling conditions over the previous month — that component of the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) jumped 16 percentage points on net. The other five components remained relatively flat. Year over year, the HPSI is down 15.3 points.According to the month’s HPSI, the rise can be attributed to net increases in four components this month: selling conditions, change in household income, buying conditions, and job loss concern. Two components decreased: home price outlook and mortgage rate outlook.Some more key indicators from the January report include:The net share of consumers who say it is a good time to buy rose 2 percentage points after falling for the past two months.The net share of consumers who say home prices will go up fell by 1 percentage point, continuing the decline seen last month.The net share of those who say mortgage rates will go down over the next 12 months fell 1 percentage point to -36%The net share of employed consumers who say they are not concerned about losing their job rose by 1 percentage point, ending the decline seen for the last three months.The net share of those who say their household income is significantly higher than it was 12 months ago rose by 5 percentage points in January, reversing last month’s decrease.The share of consumers who say they would buy a home if they were going to move rose 8 percentage points to 70%. The share who say they would rent fell 5 percentage points to 25%.“The HPSI experienced a modest uptick in January, reversing much of December’s decline,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae SVP and Chief Economist. “Interestingly, lower-income and renter groups were more optimistic this past month across nearly all of the sentiment index’s components. We will pay close attention to see if this newfound optimism develops into a trend, which could indicate either that some demographics who have been more negatively impacted by the pandemic may be starting to feel the economic recovery or that this is a response to the additional stimulus enacted in December.”“Overall, the index’s monthly increase was driven largely by a substantial jump in the share of consumers reporting that it’s a good time to sell a home, with many citing favorable mortgage rates, high home prices, and low housing inventory as their primary rationale. Among owners and higher-income groups, however, the other five components of the index remained relatively flat or slightly negative, suggesting to us that some consumers are waiting to gauge the effectiveness of any new fiscal policies and vaccination distribution programs on both housing and the larger economy.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 8, 2021 13,040 Views last_img read more

Masked man attempts to break into pensioners home in Castlefinn

first_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ Gardaí are investigating a burglary in Castlefinn. The incident happened in Carricknashane in the early hours of Sunday morning.An elderly man heard a knock at the side door of the house and when he opened the door he was confronted by a male in a balaclava.The male attempted to gain entry to the house by force and he demanded money but the elderly man managed to fend him off and he left empty handed.The male is described as being tall,thin and wearing grey clothing. If anyone was in that area around the time and seen a male matching that description then please call Gardaí in Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the confidential number on 1800 666 111. Previous articleOver 40 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleSafety concerns over busy Letterkenny approach road News Highland Masked man attempts to break into pensioners home in Castlefinn Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – November 12, 2019 center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Why is Purplebricks’ share price at its lowest ebb for 21 months?

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Why is Purplebricks’ share price at its lowest ebb for 21 months? previous nextAgencies & PeopleWhy is Purplebricks’ share price at its lowest ebb for 21 months?Relentless drops in the company’s share price have taken it below £2 a share for the first time since February last year.Nigel Lewis26th October 20181 Comment3,764 Views Purplebricks’ share price sank to its lowest level for 21 months yesterday after bottoming out during the late afternoon at £1.95p a share before rallying a few pence.The relentless reduction in the company’s share price value since June when it peaked at £4 has been blamed by City analysts and share tipping services on investor excitement about the company’s prospects after it launched on AIM in early 2016. A year following the stock market debut, its share price rose to its all-time high of £5.13p.According to leading advice service the Motley Fool, ‘common sense’ has set in and Purplebricks’ share price is now finding its ‘rational long-term valuation’.Also, yesterday’s share price drop has been attributed to weak trading volumes in its stock.Profit searchThe Motley Fool also says investors are now wondering where profits will come from in the long term and that its international expansion is ‘too far, too fast’ and that profitability in the overall business is still some way off.As The Negotiator has reported in the past, investors are also troubled by problems within its Australian operation where a tough property market and problems with LPE recruitment and retention have led to negative publicity about its business model.But several City advisors also see the plummeting share price as an opportunity and both Peel Hunt, Liberum Capital and Citigroup have said investors should buy its shares.Purplebricks motley fool shares The Motley Fool Woodford Investment October 26, 2018Nigel LewisOne commentChris Arnold, Agency Negotiation Agency Negotiation 26th October 2018 at 2:22 pmAt this rate, rational long-term valuation will be pennies in the pound.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 2021last_img read more

PHOTOS: Phil & Friends Play The GD Hits, Cover Zeppelin, Dylan In 2nd Hawaii Show

first_imgLoad remaining images On Friday night, Phil Lesh brought his Friends back to the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului, Hawaii for his second of two performances on the island this week. For New Year’s Eve proper on Sunday night, the ensemble performed the historic Hawaii Theater in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, rounding out their three-night Hawaiian New Year’s run.The lineup for the Phil Lesh & Friends performances this weekend included Phil, his son, Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, Jason Crosby, and special guest guitarist Eric Krasno who played two dates at the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului, Hawaii on December 28th and 29th.Phil Lesh Announces 78th Birthday CelebrationFriday night’s show featured runs through well-worn Grateful Dead favorites like “Cold Rain and Snow”, “New Minglewood Blues”, “Brown Eyed Women”, “West LA Fadeaway”, and “Althea” for a jukebox-style set one before closing out with a pair of classic covers: Jimmy Cliff‘s “The Harder They Come” and Bob Dylan‘s “Tangled Up In Blue”. The second set flowed unbroken from its opening “China Cat Sunflower”. “New Potato Caboose” came in from there, followed by “Space”, a “Dark Star” > “Unbroken Chain” > “Dark Star” sandwich, a cover of Led Zeppelin favorite “Whole Lotta Love”, and “Cryptical Envelopment” > “Morning Dew” to close the set. Finally, a “Ripple” encore capped the show with a sing-along.You can see a full gallery of photos from the show below courtesy of photographer Perry Julien.SETLIST: Phil Lesh & Friends | Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center | Kahului, HI | 12/29/17SET 1: Cold Rain and Snow, New Minglewood Blues, Brown Eyed Women, West LA Fadeaway, Althea, The Harder They Come, Tangled Up In BlueSET 2: China Cat Sunflower > New Potato Caboose > Space > Dark Star > Unbroken Chain > Dark Star > Whole Lotta Love > St. Stephen > Cryptical Envelopment > Morning DewENCORE: RipplePhil Lesh & Friends | Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center | Kahului, HI | 12/29/17 | Photos by Perry Julienlast_img read more

Hulu Will Release A Fyre Festival Documentary Series

first_imgCriminal promoters, feral dogs, unfinished tents, “gourmet” dinners of cheese and bread, Ja Rule—the madness associated with 2017’s Fyre Festival is now the stuff of legend. What many wealthy twenty-somethings thought was going to be a luxurious weekend getaway on an island paradise quickly turned into a dystopian nightmare that briefly dominated the news cycle and reminded us all to be skeptical of Kylie Jenner’s Instagram. It’s the kind of thoroughly modern drama that would make for a great David Fincher-directed character study if it weren’t already being turned into a high budget documentary series.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu has acquired a forthcoming series that dives into the behind-the-scenes story of the disastrously failed music festival, which was supposed to feature performances by artists like Blink-182, Major Lazer, Migos, and Disclosure. Much like the luxurious accommodations that were promised to justify hefty ticket prices, none of those artists actually made it to the Bahamian Island of Great Exuma, where hundreds of disappointed, angry, and occasionally scared festivalgoers languished until they could finally make their way back to the mainland the next day.Slated for release in 2019, the untitled docuseries is currently being developed by Billboard, Mic, and The Cinemart, the company behind Jay-Z’s miniseries TIME: the Kalief Browder Story. The production will be directed by Jenner Furst.As previously reported, 26-year-old “festival organizer” Billy McFarland recently pleaded guilty to misleading investors and wire fraud (as part of his role in putting on the Fyre Festival) in a Manhattan federal court. He agreed to forfeit $26 million as part of the deal, though could end up serving as much as 40 years in prison as well. On top of that, the Fyre Media owner and his entrepreneurial partner Ja Rule have also been hit with $100 million class-action lawsuit. In the understatement of the year, McFarland told the court he “grossly underestimated” the resources and infrastructure needed to produce a festival like the one he promised.last_img read more

Does wearing two masks provide more protection?

first_imgHealth experts recommend a single cloth mask with multiple layers, but doubling up on masks could offer added protection in certain situations. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a cloth mask made with two or more layers, and ensuring it covers your nose and mouth. If you expect to be around others indoors for extended periods, some experts suggests wearing a cloth mask as well as a surgical mask to achieve a similar effect as the N95 mask.last_img


first_imgTwo University of Georgia researchers have been awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF).Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, both faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded the five-year grants this year.Both Burke’s and Kvitko’s teams will use the CAREER grants, which have a greater emphasis on education compared to other grants, to develop research-based learning materials to distribute to local middle schools.A plant pathologist, Kvitko’s research focuses on plants and how their immune systems respond to potential diseases. His long-term objective is to understand the bacterial mechanisms that are targeted by the plant’s immune system. One of the areas of focus is sulfur, an essential element for life. When plants activate their immune systems, it appears to limit available sulfur, Kvitko said. This blocks the bacteria’s ability to grow in plant tissue.“We know that plants have specialized receptors that let them detect invaders and pathogens. We know they can activate a defense response that protects them. What we don’t know is exactly what that means. What is the defense response and how does it suppress microbes?” Kvitko said. “Those are some of the objectives we want to really focus on during this research.”Kvitko will teach plant and plant-disease science to students from all backgrounds, not just science majors to enhance students’ knowledge of plant pathology.An entomologist, Burke focuses her research on the parasitoid wasp, a natural enemy of agricultural pest insects. She studies the relationships the wasps have with certain viruses that help the wasp kill insect pests to learn how those relationships originate and how they function.Once the five-year grant research period is over, Burke believes her team might be able to manipulate these viruses to better kill pest insects.“If we didn’t have grants from the National Science Foundation or other funding sources, we wouldn’t be able to hire the people to do the work. We wouldn’t be able to afford the reagents (substances used for chemical analysis) that we need. If you compared the lab to a small business, this would be like the bread and butter to keep us going,” Burke said.The funding for both scientists totals nearly $1 million, which will help fund postdoctoral and graduate students to enhance their education, gain valuable research experience and help develop these important projects.“NSF CAREER awards recognize university faculty with strong potential to become research leaders,” said Allen Moore, CAES associate dean for research. “To have two awardees in this college reflects the exceptional quality of scientists we are attracting to the University of Georgia. The future of agricultural research in CAES is in good hands.”NSF provides about one-fourth of the total federal support academic institutions receive for basic research.For more information about CAES research, see read more

Vermont Business Center Graduation

first_imgWhat do chiropractors, bankers, doctors, and entrepreneurs all have in common? They come from diverse professions and educational backgrounds, but on the evening of June 13, they all gathered at UVM’s Waterman Hall to celebrate a common milestone. For the second year since its inception, graduates of UVM’s Vermont Business Center Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Program celebrated completion of the yearlong program.Program director Daniel Van Der Vliet launched the program in 2004 and 9 students completed it this year. Designed to provide an MBA “toolkit”, the program provides topical highlights from the University of Vermont’s MBA curriculum. Students choose seminars from 4 core areas: leadership, strategy implementation, sales and marketing, and finance.Bryan Mailman of New Breed Marketing is a member of the 2007 graduating class. Says Mailman, “Bringing a group of professionals together, and stripping all the titles and previous education away, so that everyone in the group is learning at the same level is very powerful. Not only did we all get to share the common threads of our business experiences, but the program also expanded our networking circles. For me, this program was energizing and got me thinking about taking my business education a little further.”This year’s graduates are:* Jonathan Billings, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans* Christopher Byrne, The Tuckerman Group, Chelsea* Dan Eastman, Wildlife Habitat Consultants, East Hardwick* Jill Larson, Discover Wellness and Chiropractic Center, Burlington* Bryan Mailman, New Breed Marketing, Winooksi* Laurence McCahill, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington* Catherine Krupp, University of Vermont Continuing Education Department, Burlington* Penny Peachey-Kountz, IBM, Essex Junction* Stephen Page, Northfield Savings Bank, NorthfieldAbout the Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Program:A joint venture between the University of Vermont School of Business Administration and Department of Continuing Education, The Leadership and Management Professional Certificate provides students with business management tools including the key concepts, vocabulary and analytical tools essential for effective management and strategic decision making. The certificate consists of a total of 67.5 hours of course work. Most students complete the 8 workshops required for graduation in a year. For more information, visit the Vermont Business Center’s web site at is external) or call Sharon Radtke, Administrative Coordinator, at (802) 656-4681.last_img read more