first_imgNewsLocal NewsMayor demands action on former landfill siteBy admin – September 24, 2009 820 Previous articleShots fired at houseNext articleConcern at access denial to city admin Print Facebook Advertisement IMMEDIATE action at the former landfill site on the Longpavement, is being demanded by Mayor Kevin Kiely.He wants it converted into a top class recreational facility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following a directive by the EU some years ago, the site was cleared of the landfill dump for the city’s litter. Currently being rehabilitated under licence from the Environmental Protection Agency, the objective is to minimise the uncontrolled spread of landfill gas and landfill leachate beyond the site.While the rehabilitation works will continue to the end of this year, it is expected that the site will be redesigned for a number of recreational activities, although to-date, no specific details have been confirmed.This week, however, Mayor Kiely said the time is now opportune to move the project ahead.“Eight years ago, I was told that we’d have a golf course and soccer pitches on the site, as well as a riverside walk, possibly a playground, seating, lighting, etc. – all of which would fit in very well with the regeneration plans we have for that area of the city – now is the opportune to move on this”.The mayor enquired about the present levels of methane gas on the site and was told by City Hall executive, Caroline Curley, that monitoring of the site had revealed that the production of landfill gas was relatively low and therefore, ruled out the possibility of generating energy.“The Environment Protection Agency licence required that a landfill gas collection and treatment system be installed on the site and to comply with this, a gas drainage membrane was placed on top of the landfill,” she said.The mayor and councillors were told that pumping trials were carried out to estimate the amount and quality of gas that would be produced.“The results from the trials predict sustainable capacity at the site until 2040, and that the landfill gas will continue to be produced at a lower quantity and quality for the following 20 – 30 years”.Explaining that while the rehabilitation work on the site will be completed by the end of this year and that monitoring will continue to ensure a reduction of land fill gas, city council says that a system, comprising vertical wells, collection pipework, pumping plant, storage tank, methane stripper and a rising main to the main drainage system will be installed.“Landfill gas will also be reduced by the placing of a liner layer and the surface water liner layer over the entire landfill body, which will prevent water going into the site.Mayor Kiely said that the recreational facilities planned for the site, when the rehabilitation work finishes at the end of this year, will be discussed at the first full meeting of the new city council, at the end of September.center_img WhatsApp Linkedin Email Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Previous: HOPE NOW Completes 768,000 Modifications Next: Consumer Survey Reveals Positive Outlook for Coming Year  Print This Post The New York regulator who put a hold on Ocwen’s latest mortgage servicing rights (MSR) deal with Wells Fargo expressed on Wednesday his concerns about the rapid growth of non-bank servicers in the industry—and his belief that regulators should step in when necessary.Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of financial services for New York, outlined his worries before an audience at the New York Bankers Association Annual Meeting and Economic Forum.”In 2011, all of the ten largest mortgage servicers were traditional banks. Today, four of the top ten are non-banks,” Lawsky said. “And those four non-bank firms alone service more than a trillion dollars of loans—10 percent of the residential mortgage market, and climbing.”With much of this growth coming from distressed loans unloaded from large banks burdened by greater regulatory pressure, Lawsky said his concerns lie with the homeowners struggling on those mortgages.”There are real people at the other ends of these loans, and the ability to work with those homeowners is not something that these non-bank firms can build up overnight,” he remarked.The regulator also said watchdogs should maintain a healthy dose of skepticism when these companies tout their abilities to operate at a lower cost, saying such boasts merit a closer examination.”[W]hen we take that closer look at the non-bank mortgage servicing industry, we see corners being cut. And, as a result of those cut corners, we are seeing far too many struggling homeowners getting caught in a vortex of lost paperwork, unexplained fees, and avoidable foreclosures,” he said.Lawsky’s remarks cast a little more light on his move to slow portfolio growth at Ocwen, which has expanded dramatically in the last year. He referenced the company—albeit without naming it—in his speech, pointing to the $300 billion growth in its servicing portfolio from 2012 to November 2013.In the next two to three years, Ocwen sees more than $1 trillion in growth opportunities in bank divestiture and servicer acquisitions, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Ocwen did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Lawsky’s remarks, though the company said in a release in early February that it intends to work closely with New York’s Department of Financial Services “to resolve its concerns about Ocwen’s servicing portfolio growth.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Regulator Voices Worries on Growth of Non-Bank Servicers Benjamin Lawsky Ocwen Servicers 2014-02-13 Tory Barringer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 13, 2014 631 Views Tagged with: Benjamin Lawsky Ocwen Servicers Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Regulator Voices Worries on Growth of Non-Bank Servicers Subscribelast_img read more

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CoreLogic rent growth Rent prices rental market Single Family Rental Single-Family Rent Index Single-Family Rental Market 2018-02-24 David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Single-Family Rents Up Year-Over-Year The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic rent growth Rent prices rental market Single Family Rental Single-Family Rent Index Single-Family Rental Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: North Dallas Bank Trust Unveils New Brand Next: Report Questions Effectiveness of Fed’s Crisis-Era Purchases February 24, 2018 2,161 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily CoreLogic has released its latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), with insights into the month of November 2017. As CoreLogic reports, national single-family rent prices were steadily on the upswing between 2010 and 2017, but with year-over-year rent price growth rate decelerating gradually since peaking at 4.3 percent in February 2016.The SFRI “measures changes to the cost to rent single-family rental homes, including condominiums, using a repeat-rent analysis to measure the same rental properties over time.” CoreLogic’s analysis is done on both a national basis and spotlighting 75 specific Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs).In November 2017, single-family rent prices increased 2.7 percent year-over-year, which marked a 1.6 percent decline in the growth rate below the February 2016 peak. Rent prices on high-end homes, defined as properties with rent prices 125 percent or more of a region’s median rent, were up 2.3 year-over-year in November, up from a gain of 1.7 percent in November 2016. However, lower-end properties (with rents less than 75 percent of the regional median rent) increased 3.8 percent year-over-year, down from a gain of 5 percent in November 2016.The chart below tracks rent growth across 20 select CBSAs, with Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington showing the highest year-over-year rent growth at 5 percent. Only two of the selected CBSAs showed a decrease in year-over-year rent prices: Urban Honolulu, Hawaii at -1.6 percent and Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida at -0.2 percent.Houston, Texas, showed a year-over-year rent price growth of 2.5 percent, compared with a decline of 1.5 percent in November 2016. According to CoreLogic, “While rents in Houston are showing strength due to increased demand after Hurricane Harvey, markets in Florida continue to show weakening rent growth despite Hurricane Irma.” Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida showed a 1.5 percent point lower year-over-year increase in rents compared with November 2016. Rents in Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida continued to decrease in November 2017.You can read CoreLogic’s latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI) by clicking here.For more insights into the state of the single-family rental market, be sure to register for the 2018 Single-Family Rental Summit, scheduled for March 19-21 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will feature top subject matter experts and skilled SFR practitioners leading discussion panels and training sessions that will answer questions and offer viable solutions related to property acquisition and management, financing, strategies for small, mid-cap, and large investors, and new developments related to technology and professional services. You can find out all the details by clicking here. Single-Family Rents Up Year-Over-Year Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

first_img By News Highland – February 14, 2015 Inishowen Man Remanded in Connection with his Parents Murder Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter An Inishowen man charged with murdering his parents at their Carndonagh home is to appear in court again on March 13th.Julian Cuddihy appeared at Harristown District Court yesterday where he was remanded in custody.The 42 year old is charge with killing his parents Jimmy, 77, and Kathleen, 73, last October. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Previous articleYes Equality Donegal ‘Share the Love’ CampaignNext articleDurack hoping for a winning start to Hurling League News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgClaire Kelsey Two boxers engage in competition at the 2016 Baraka Bouts tournament, which raised $62,000 for Holy Cross Missions. This year’s tournament has already surpassed that total, having earned $90,000.Now in its 15th year, Baraka Bouts will feature 120 amateur fighters over the course of three days to raise money for the Holy Cross Missions in East Africa, third-year law student and vice president of Women’s Boxing Club Ashley Berding said. So far, the club has raised $90,000, surpassing last year’s total of $62,000, and all proceeds will be used to build a new dormitory for a secondary school in Uganda, she said.The tournament seeks to build camaraderie through boxing and charity, Berding said.“The camaraderie and sportsmanship of everybody there creates a very unique and all-encompassing experience,” she said. “It’s not just about you. It’s also about your teammates and the mission.”Berding said boxing gives participants the opportunity to gain confidence both in and out of the ring.“It’s so rewarding to see someone come in who says, ‘I can’t do this. I don’t think I can do this,’ and then by the end of the season they’re confident,” she said. “Seeing them build that confidence is something that, especially as woman, is hard to gain. Being able to get over that mental hurdle is something they can take to other aspects of their life that have nothing to do with boxing.”Club sports program coordinator Nathan Walker said he observes development and improvement in participants.“Seeing the growth and maturity over the course of a season and career, the self-confidence and personal drive that they have — those are experiences, and those are intangible things that they will be able to take with them beyond boxing,” Walker said.The amateur atmosphere of Baraka Bouts creates a friendly and encouraging atmosphere in a sport infamous for its individualism, senior and captain Joy Choe said.“We all start from the same point,” Choe said. “At first, you’re very scared — ‘I’m going to go into a ring and we’re going to start hitting each other.’ It’s scary, but it’s also very exciting.”The supportive environment propels participants to success, Choe said.“When we’re doing our workouts, we’re very encouraging of each other,” Choe said. “As your confidence grows, so does your confidence and trust in your partner. You know you can handle it, and you know your opponent can handle it.”Normally held at the fieldhouse in the Joyce Center, the Bouts had to be moved due to construction, Berding said. The new location of the Bouts is much smaller, but the size of the Dahnke Ballroom will add to the excitement of the fights, she said.“When the Duncan Center was put onto the table, we were really excited,” Berding said. “Everything is going to be set up a little bit different. It might be a little more intimate feeling because the fieldhouse is so huge. It’s going to be a very exciting feel.”Berding said participating in the tournament gives her an indescribable rush, though she will not be doing so this year.“It is an outstanding experience,” she said. “There is nothing quite like being under the lights in front of a bunch of you family, friends and teammates. We do a lot to prepare people, but the excitement and the and the anxiety is just a whole new feeling. It is very, very rewarding.”The quarterfinals of Baraka Bouts begin Monday at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or from any boxer and provide admission to all three rounds of the tournament.Tags: Baraka Bouts, Boxing, Dahnke Ballroom, duncan student center, Holy Cross Missions Baraka Bouts, the annual women’s boxing tournament hosted by the Notre Dame Women’s Boxing Club, is slated to begin this evening at the Dahnke Ballroom of the new Duncan Student Center.last_img read more

first_img DVR This B’way-Bound Duo March 11, check local listings Don’t you love your DVR? Us too. Especially when Toni Braxton and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, the latest guest stars of After Midnight (who will debut March 18), visit Ellen. They’re slated to perform a song from their new album, Love, Marriage, & Divorce, and maybe they’ll even sing something from the show. Or, who knows, maybe they’ll belt a few tunes accompanied by a ska metal band. Daytime TV is an unpredictable beast, after all. Cheer For the Italian Stallion March 13 at The Winter Garden Theatre  The musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning boxing drama Rocky officially bows, starring Andy Karl as the Italian Stallion and Broadway newcomer Margo Seibert as his timid, beret-wearing gal, Adrian. It’s got all the grit and heart of the original film, plus some gorgeous songs and an in-your-face boxing ring that you have to see to believe. Also, ice skating, turtles, and lots of meat. Click for tickets! Make an Effort for Second Stage March 10 at Second Stage Theatre Hey, it’s a benefit! Wait, where are you going?! Unlike most benefits, which involve somber speeches, stuffy attire and snobby dowagers, this one for Second Stage’s 35th anniversary looks like a blast. Comedian Annabelle Gurwitch takes the stage in an adaption of her new book, I See You Made an Effort, a humorous look at turning 50. Even better, she’s brought Alice Ripley, Gina Gershon, Judy Gold and other talented ladies to juice things up. Click for tickets! Clink Glasses with Klendez March 10 at 54 Below Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena (Wicked, Dogfight) are pairing up again, this time to “celebrate the music they love and their friendship.” That is too adorable, right? Oh, Klendez! The evening is directed Dogfight scribe Peter Duchan and features musical direction by Dogfight and Wicked alum Bryan Perri (Unfortunately, those guys don’t have a cool, blended nickname). Click for tickets! Have a Spanking Good Laugh March 12 at the Elektra Theatre So, you read Fifty Shades of Grey, (on your Kindle so no one the bus would know) and joined the scads of readers—including your grandma—who are gaga for it. The movie isn’t coming out for another year, and who knows when the theme park will open. What to do? Check out the official debut of the riotous parody 50 Shades! The Musical, featuring whips, chains and laughs. Don’t forget to bring Nana. Click for tickets! Hey, remember back in January when you made that New Year’s resolution to go out and do more stuff? It’s horribly cold outside for what seems like the millionth day in a row, but don’t settle for a bad TV movie when there’s so much to see and do in New York City. This week, Rocky enters the Broadway ring, Klendez reunites underground, and a sexy musical parody of a popular book opens off-Broadway (no, not the Bible). Here’s our must-see list! View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Department of Economic Development’s new Thinkvermont.comsite has an updated look and improved navigation that makes it more user-friendlyand consistent with state government’s main site, Economic DevelopmentCommissioner Mike Quinn said. “Governor Jim Douglas has made economic developmentand job creation one of his highest priorities, and we intend to keepinnovating in this important area of our efforts to do just that,” Quinnsaid. “The goal of this new website is toprovide businesses with easier access to the information, resources, andtools that the Department of Economic Development offers,” Quinn said.“So far the feedback we have received has been very positive.” Revamped Site WillMake It Easier To Use For Businesses, Entrepreneurs However, in the last several years the State of Vermont hasbeen moving toward standardizing website designs, according to Vermont’sChief Marketing Officer, Christine Werneke. The result is a site that presents businesses andentrepreneurs with information about services and incentives available directlythrough the state or its partners like regional development corporations andother non-profits, as well a special section dedicated torecruitment efforts to bring new businesses to the state.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTPELIER, Vt. – The state has launched a newlyoverhauled website for economic development that officials say will make iteasier for people who want to do business in Vermont. As the Department of Economic Development (DED) wasrevamping the appearance of the site it made sense to update the content andorganization as well, Werneke said. “The State of Vermont has been striving to establish aconsistent look, feel and message across government to the greatest degreepossible,” she said. “This new site now complies with thesestandards, making it easier to move from one state website to another.” CONTACT: David Mace (802) 828-5229 ThinkVermont.com was launched in the late 1990s and quicklyevolved into a site that won awards in economic development circles. March 4, 2008State Launches New EconomicDevelopment Web Site “Early on, we reached out to partners andbusinesses to seek their input on how we might improve our web presenceand what things they thought ought to – and ought not – be onthe Department website,” Quinn said.  -30- To learn more, visit: www.thinkvermont.com(link is external) Quinn said the re-design was accomplished using servicesfrom one of the state marketing vendors, Stowe-based HMC2, andthrough the support of the internal information technology department at theAgency of Commerce and Community Development, which houses DED. last_img read more