Council take ‘holistic’ approach to Newcastle West traffic issues

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Council take ‘holistic’ approach to Newcastle West traffic issues

first_imgPrint Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Advertisement Previous article€1.59 million allocated for housing development in AbbeyfealeNext articleWalking/running guide highlights sights and sounds of Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Twitter WhatsApp Cllr Seamus Browne calls for multi agency approach to Newcastle West’s traffic issues.THE urgent need for traffic calming measures at a West Limerick secondary school was on the agenda at council offices in Newcastle West this week.Addressing councillors at the municipal district’s monthly meeting, principal of Scoil Mhuire agus Ide, Sheilagh O’Mahony-Kennedy claimed that up to 400 vehicles pass the access gate to the school at Bóthar Buí in a 15-minute period between 8.30 and 8.45am each morning. She described traffic at the post primary school, which has seen its numbers almost doubled to 635 students in the last few years, as a “massive hazard” before urging local representatives to action before an accident occurs.Miss O’Mahony-Kennedy told councillors that efforts had been made by the school to make traffic flow less congested and safer for children but said it remained “chaotic” and needed to be addressed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Director of Services for Newcastle West Municipal District, Gordon Daly, told her that the local authority were aware of the traffic issues and vowed to take a “holistic” approach while also taking an overview of traffic issues elsewhere in the town.Senior executive engineer Ben Noonan reiterated these comments and said Limerick City and County Council would work with the school and look at “all the options available”.“We are actively looking at this,” he commented.Cathaoirleach of Newcastle West Municipal District, Cllr Michael Collins (FF) said the problem was “there is no solution to offer at this time”.“It is a real difficult problem,” he added.Fine Gael councillor John Sheahan proposed that the council write to the Department of Education calling on them to put a plan in place to address traffic management issues for schools.“It is also a sign of the times that we are living in that parents can’t let their children walk to school. It is not safe anymore,” Cllr Sheahan said.Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne called for a multi-agency approach to solving the problem.“This is a real legitimate concern and it would be negligent of us not to act,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected]center_img NewsCouncil take ‘holistic’ approach to Newcastle West traffic issuesBy Alan Jacques – January 12, 2018 3354 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New role for Cllr John Sheahan Linkedin TAGSCllr John SheahanCllr Michael CollinsCllr Seamus BrowneFianna FáilFine GaellimerickMunicipal District of Newcastle WestNewcastle WestScoil Mhuire agus IdeSinn Fein Mayor welcomes the re-opening of non-essential retail across Limerick Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Facebooklast_img read more

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Aphasia Center plans benefit Queen Nation concert

first_img Aphasia Center plans benefit Queen Nation concert WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Twitter By Michael Bauer – April 23, 2021 Pinterest MIDLAND After being forced to sit out last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Aphasia Center of West Texas will be bringing back its traditional awareness concert.This year’s concert will feature Queen Nation, which is a tribute band to the group Queen.The event will take place at 8 p.m. May 7 at the Horseshoe Amphitheater at 2514 Arena Trail in Midland.General admission is free to the public, but sponsorship tables are available at different prices.“We have all different levels of sponsorship,” Aphasia Center of West Texas Executive Director Kitty Binek said. “We also have a virtual option this year. This is the first time that we’ve offered a virtual option, but the event will be live-streamed for those who purchase a virtual option and they’ll get a party box with lots of goodies in it.”Binek said the sponsorship prices range from $175 to $5,000.Not counting last year, this will be the 11th awareness benefit that the Aphasia Center of West Texas will be putting on, according to Binek who says they’re hopeful of bringing the community’s attention to the life-altering disease.“It’s really meant to bring awareness to a topic,” Binek said. “It’s more common than muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. Yet, if you ask a crowd of people how many have heard about those things, every hand will go up. But then if you ask how many have heard of aphasia, few hands will go up.”Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. It is usually due to stroke or traumatic injury to the brain.According to statistics pulled from a 2016 national survey on aphasia awareness, 84.5 percent of people have never heard the term aphasia and only about 8.8 percent of people have heard about it and can identify it as a language disorder.“I think (the reason few people have heard of aphasia) is because aphasia has been a loss of speech and language, usually due to stroke but it can be caused by traumatic brain injury that impacts language in our brain,” Binek said. “If you think about it, it’s a communications disorder. If you can’t communicate, it’s really hard to advocate. I think that’s why so many people know about these things but they don’t know about aphasia.”Binek said the primary purpose of this concert is to raise funds as well as awareness.“What happens, we offer the concert free to the public,” Binek said. “But we sell sponsorship so somebody can purchase a meal, a host bar and all these fun things. If they want to, they can sponsor and it also helps us provide the awareness and it enables us to provide this concert to the community.”According to Binek, past awareness concerts have raised between $100,000 to $125,000, but the goal every year is to raise as much as they can for the Aphasia Center of West Texas.“It’s more about the awareness, but we do raise money, too, which is important,” Binek said.Aphasia Awareness Concert Local News Previous articleKeep Odessa Beautiful’s Plant A Tree For HopeNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: April 23 Michael Bauer Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

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Households ‘Reasonably Well-Positioned’ to Handle Economic Downturn

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News November 17, 2020 989 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2020-11-17 Cristin Espinosa The near-future state of the U.S. economy is predicated on how policymakers and the public respond to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, according to the latest commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.The ESR Group is predicting consumer spending will be impacted by the resurgence of the virus, although it also anticipates that a stronger domestic labor market and increased household savings would fuel continued real GDP growth – barring significant behavioral shifts and lockdown measures related to a new wave of virus-related chaos. The real GDP growth is currently forecast at 3.3% percent for full-year 2021, slightly below last month’s projection, and 3% percent for full-year 2022.The ESR Group revised nearer-term projections, including the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, in a modest downward projection based on evidence of virus-related changes in consumer behavior. Although strict new lockdown or social distancing mandates remain the largest downside risk, the ESR Group stated economic growth could “substantially surpass the baseline forecast if, alternatively, such measures can be avoided and the development of a vaccine progresses swiftly.”Furthermore, the ESR Group is expecting housing to show continued strength through the rest of 2020 and into 2021. While the forecasts on new and existing home sales were revised upward for the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, the ESR Group observed that home sales pace may have peaked in September and a moderate slowdown is taking place – pending sales and purchase mortgage applications have recently pulled back from highs reached in the spring as pent-up homebuyer demand recedes. Complicating this picture would be a renewal of virus mitigation protocols among prospective buyers and impact, the ESR Group added.“The continued geographic shift and now resurgence of COVID-19 has raised risks to the pace of growth, though in our view not to the level of a potential second recessionary downturn,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae SVP and Chief Economist. “Households appear reasonably well-positioned to weather and cushion the slowdown, but if a strict broad-based lockdown were to be instituted and sustained, then the economy could turn down again. Meanwhile, the housing market continues to thrive in the low rate environment, particularly refinancing, but the sector is showing some early signs of slowing on the purchase side as the delayed seasonal effect works its way through the market.” Related Articles Households ‘Reasonably Well-Positioned’ to Handle Economic Downturn  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Households ‘Reasonably Well-Positioned’ to Handle Economic Downturn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Will Suburban Migration Continue? Next: How Servicers Can Assist Struggling Borrowers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Press release: Disconnected: online advertising company shut down in public interest

first_img LinkedIn the company had been abandoned by its director despite customers being sold annual advertising space in the online directory it purported to operate customers received little or no commercial benefit to the advertising space that they purchased from TBL on an annual basis TBL failed to make clear to customers that they were agreeing to a 12-month rolling contract which automatically renewed with customers stating these terms were not explained to them TBL improperly sought payment from members of the public where they had not agreed to purchase services from the company and used inappropriate and objectionable methods of debt collection TBL had continued the objectionable business model previously carried on by Movette by continuing to target the customers of Movette Twitter Email [email protected] Having seen all the relevant evidence filed by the Secretary of State and in the absence of evidence submitted by the company, which was not present or represented at the hearing, District Judge Obodai wound-up the company, in the public interest.Commenting, David Hope, Chief Investigator with the Insolvency Service, said: You can also follow the Insolvency Service on: Press Office Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. TBL (UK) Ltd (TBL) was incorporated in March 2016 and traded as UK Business Locator, a derivative of its business directory: www.ukbusinesslocator.com.However, TBL shared a common director and continued similar business to that previously carried out by a linked company, Movette Ltd (Movette), which was wound up on 28 July 2017 on the grounds that it operated against the public interest.The Insolvency Service investigated the company’s affairs following complaints from customers. But the investigation was severely limited due to a lack of co-operation from TBL’s director who failed to produce business documents.On 20 August 2018, the High Court sitting in Manchester heard the petition presented on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy.The investigation established, and in winding up the company the Court accepted, that: Media Manager 0303 003 1743 The Insolvency Service will take action to shut down such rogue businesses.Additionally, the business community should take steps to verify the credentials of any third party that contacts them claiming to be continuing the services previously provided by Movette Ltd and/or TBL (UK) Ltd. This company engaged in behaviour designed to extract money from advertisers under false pretences. Organisations contacted were duped into booking advertisements they had no need of placing, and which were of little or no commercial benefit to them. Notes to editorsTBL (UK) Ltd – company registration number (10084021) – was incorporated on 24 March 2016. The company’s registered office is at Unit 77 Cariocca Business Park, 2 Sawley Road, Manchester, M40 8BB.The petition to wind-up TBL (UK) Ltd was presented under s124A of the Insolvency Act 1986 on 5 July 2018. The company was wound up on 20 August 2018 and the Official Receiver, Public Interest Unit (North) has been appointed as liquidator.Movette Ltd – company registration number 08705982 – was incorporated on 25 September 2013. The company’s registered office is at 86 Stonemere Drive, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1QX and it traded from 23 New Mount Street, Manchester M4 4DE.The petition to wind-up Movette Ltd was presented under s124A of the Insolvency Act 1986 on 12 May 2017. The Official Receiver was appointed as provisional liquidator of the company on 18 May 2017. The company was wound up on 28 July 2017 and the Official Receiver has been appointed as liquidator.UK Business Locator Ltd – company registration number 08010418 was incorporated on 28 March 2012 under the name Marston & Law Ltd. It changed its name to UK Business Locator Ltd on 11 October 2012. The company’s registered office was Unit 77 Cariocca Business park, 2 Sawley Road, Manchester, M40 8BB. The company was dissolved on 24 May 2016.Company Investigations, part of the Insolvency Service, uses powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).Further information about live company investigations is available hereThe Insolvency Service, an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), administers the insolvency regime, and aims to deliver and promote a range of investigation and enforcement activities both civil and criminal in nature, to support fair and open markets. We do this by effectively enforcing the statutory company and insolvency regimes, maintaining public confidence in those regimes and reducing the harm caused to victims of fraudulent activity and to the business community, including dealing with the disqualification of directors in corporate failures.BEIS’ mission is to build a dynamic and competitive UK economy that works for all, in particular by creating the conditions for business success and promoting an open global economy. The Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions team contributes to this aim by taking action to deter fraud and to regulate the market. They investigate and prosecute a range of offences, primarily relating to personal or company insolvencies.The agency also authorises and regulates the insolvency profession, assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees, provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.By virtue of the appointment of the Official Receiver all public enquiries concerning the affairs of the company should be made to: The Official Receiver, Public Interest Unit, 2nd Floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, London Road, Manchester, M1 3BN. Tel: 0161 234 8531 Email: [email protected] Press OfficeMedia enquiries for this press release – 020 7674 6910 or 020 7596 6187 YouTubelast_img read more

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Colombia Deals Blow to Illegal Mining

first_imgBy Myriam Ortega/Diálogo September 25, 2018 In mid-August, the Colombian Army conducted a joint operation against illicit mining in Ayapel, Córdoba department, with the Colombian Air Force (FAC, in Spanish), the National Police, and the Colombian Office of the Attorney General. The Clan del Golfo armed group ran the illegal mining operation. During the operation, the Colombian forces captured 17 individuals and destroyed three dredges, three engines, and three mining production units. The Army valued the equipment at more than $800,000, and estimated the alleged criminals made about $100,000 monthly with the illegal business. The joint, interagency operation conducted under the Agamenón II military and police campaign is the toughest blow to Clan del Golfo’s funding sources so far in 2018. It’s the ninth operation against illegal mining this year in the northern region of western Colombia. “Illegal mining in Colombia is thought to be the second driver of funding for armed groups,” Army Colonel Carlos Alberto Montenegro Maya, commander of the Brigade Against Illegal Mining (BRCMI, in Spanish), told Diálogo. “In the illegal market, a kilo of cocaine hydrochloride in Bogotá can cost more than $1,900, while a kilo of gold is worth more than $4,500.” The operation “The Ayapel operation started a few months ago [in March] with investigations,” Col. Montenegro said. “We began collecting evidence; we did some intelligence meetings in the Montería area [in Córdoba department] with the Office of the Attorney General, the military unit, and the Police; and we began coordinating how to best conduct the operation.” The Army and FAC’s intelligence led the units to several strategic illegal mining locations. The goal of the combined forces was to catch those carrying out the illegal mining work. “The operation was coordinated with the Police and their aircraft,” Army Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Hernández Oyola, environmental adviser at BRCMI, told Diálogo. “We have national jurisdiction because we’re a special unit. We always go to the areas and operate with regional troops or special units.” About 150 service members and Police agents took part in the operation under the command of Col. Hernández. Units infiltrated the area with land vehicles and a FAC C-295 turboprop tactical aircraft, as well a Black Hawk helicopter from the Police and another from the Army, serving as support aircraft to remove the units after the operation. Authorities brought the captured individuals to the local Office of the Attorney General for prosecution. The Police explosives team disabled the equipment onsite. Environmental crime The last operation against illegal mining took place in the Ayapel Marsh. Extending more than 54,000 hectares, the Córdoba wetland was declared a protected area in February 2018 under the Ramsar Convention of 1975, an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. The Ayapel Marsh is a place of abundant biodiversity. Home to more than 350 species, it’s essential to fish reproduction and bird migration. However, illegal mining affects its fragile ecosystem. According to the Army, Clan del Golfo’s illicit operation damaged about 640 hectares. “Open-pit mining operations are very close to rivers where extractions are made. Dredges are used to move large quantities of the earth’s crust, damaging forests, trees, and everything around,” Col. Montenegro said. “[With the use of mercury] the damage is huge, as it leaves blue or green pools that are only seen when flying over. These are mostly mercury sediments that last for many years. It could take hundreds of years for the land to recover.” A complex problem Illegal mining enriches transnational criminal organizations and affects the environment and the local population. Miners, who are forced by armed groups to work illegally, or join the “group with the financial muscle,” according to Col. Hernández, pollute the area and risk their health through mercury exposure. According to the latest report available, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2014 Environmental Performance Review on Colombia, mining towns in Antioquia department have the highest levels of mercury pollution in the world. Low-income people who work in illegal mining are the most exposed to dangerous substances, the report indicates. To confront the problem, the Colombian government passed Law 1658 in 2013, giving the mining sector five years to implement new technologies and clean alternatives to gold extraction. Since July 2018, the law bans the use of mercury in mining. Although environmentalists welcomed the law’s approval, deterring the use of mercury in criminal groups will be harder. The price of the substance used to extract gold is on the rise since the third quarter of 2018. Authorities, however, will continue to face cases of mercury use, as in the Ayapel Marsh. “Four or five months ago, when mercury was legal, a kilo cost almost $100. Now that it’s illegal, a kilo costs about $420,” Col. Montenegro concluded. “It’s a very complex problem.”last_img read more

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Fear of another FA Cup shock inspired Stoke to victory, claims Hughes

first_img Stoke celebrate FA Cup win over Rochdale 1 Stoke City manager Mark Hughes said the fear of falling victim to another FA Cup upset inspired his side to a 4-1 victory over Rochdale.Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham all suffered big upsets over a memorable weekend, while Manchester United were held to a draw by League Two Cambridge.But Stoke did not fall into the same trap as their rivals as goals from Bojan, Stephen Ireland, Jon Walters and Victor Moses were enough to see off the League One Dale on Monday night.“I mentioned what happened to the players over the weekend before the match. It would have been foolish not to,” the Stoke manager said.“I needed to make sure there was a real focus to us as a group.“There was a reason why the television cameras were here – people were hoping for an upset, but we didn’t want to be a part of that. We didn’t want it to happen.”Ireland put Stoke 2-0 up just after the break, then Moses scored a stunning curler for the Potters’ third and Walters rounded the win off from close-range after Rhys Bennett netted a consolation for the hosts.But the best goal of the night was Stoke’s first, which was scored by their star player Bojan, who hammered a left-foot-volley past Josh Lillis from 25 yards.However, the Potters suffered a blow when the in-form orward hobbled off with a knee injury, and Hughes hopes the Spaniard, who has been a revelation for the Potters this term, is not out for a long time.“There is a concern there for us,” the Welshman added.“We don’t know how bad it is. He has gone back home and we will check him in the morning.“He is due for a scan so hopefully he will be okay.“Hopefully if the scan is clear he will be okay and it is just a short-term thing but at the moment it’s a concern for us.”Hughes thoroughly enjoyed watching Bojan’s effort fly in from just outside the box.“It was an outstanding goal,” he said.“He showed his qualities once again and it will be disappointing if we lose him for any length of time, but if you do others have to step up to the mark.“Stephen Ireland came in and showed a lot of quality tonight. He always looked likely to score and he did tonight. If one door closes for one player, another opens.”last_img read more

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Warriors’ Steph Curry breaks left hand after collision with Suns’ Baynes

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Warriors guard Stephen Curry exited Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns in the third quarter with a broken left hand.The Warriors confirmed the news on Twitter after performing X-rays on Curry.Three-and-a-half minutes into the quarter, Curry drove for a layup and was fouled by Suns center Aron Baynes when he fell head first into the restricted area. The 6-foot-10, 260 pound Baynes fell with him, and landed on Curry.Here’s the play where Steph Curry hurt his wrist. He …last_img read more

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Rep Hughes appointed to workgroup on Michigan trade

first_img13May Rep. Hughes appointed to workgroup on Michigan trade Lawmaker will focus on increasing port trafficState Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, will serve on a bipartisan workgroup dedicated to the growth and improvement of Michigan’s export traffic. Rep. Hughes was appointed to the panel by Rep. Joseph Graves, chair of the House Committee on Commerce and Trade.“I am honored and thankful to be serving on Rep. Graves’ workgroup,” Rep. Hughes said.  “This is a great opportunity to be able to highlight Muskegon’s deep water port and held to find ways to bring more economic activity to our area.”“We have the ability to revamp and re-energize the way we export to significantly improve Michigan’s economy and make a substantial impact on our respective districts by boosting local port traffic and future sustainability.”The Port of Muskegon, the only natural deep-water port on the west side of our state, joined the American Great Lakes Port Association one year ago and was the first port to represent West Michigan.“Doors are open for business here in Muskegon, and we have the opportunity to develop this port into a focal point of economic prosperity for our local community, and others throughout the state,” Rep. Hughes said.Rep. Graves appointed only three lawmakers to the task force. State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, and Rep. Wendell Byrd, D-Detroit, will be working with Rep. Hughes on the task force.### Categories: Featured news,Hughes News,Newscenter_img Tags: #SB last_img read more

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Infrastructure technology provider KeyFibre Stand

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