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Anger over wrong translation on a sign in Monaleen

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Advertisement Littering is a ‘slap in the face’ to Team Limerick Clean-up Councillor warns of crack cocaine in West Limerick Twitter WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsAnger over wrong translation on a sign in MonaleenBy Staff Reporter – May 3, 2018 10183 The sign in MonaleenCathaoirleach of Limerick’s Culture Committee Séighin Ó Ceallaigh has slammed the continuous neglect of the Irish language in terms of equality of its treatment on signage.This comes after reports were made to the Limerick City East councillor about a completely wrong translation on a sign for Ashleigh Wood in Monaleen.“The sign is completely wrong, is says Adhmaid Ashleigh which translates as Ashleigh Timber, it looks like a Google Translate job by someone with no grasp of our native language at all. I have raised this with the Council who have said that they will order a new sign with the correct translation. However I wouldn’t hold my breath as we are still waiting on a new street sign for Seán Heuston Place due to a lack of Gaeilge.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The Council are still dragging their heels on implementing language equality in terms of Council signs, and I have had to continuously fight to promote our language on the Council.”“Very little has been done for Seachtain na Gaeilge for the past few years, but I would be hopeful that in my position I can try to ensure that our language will be promoted by Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Luimnigh this year for Bliain na Gaeilge.” Mr. Ó Ceallaigh concluded.More local news here. Printcenter_img TAGSAshleigh WoodCllr Séighin Ó CeallaighcouncilIrish languageSeachtain na Gaeilge Irish Water ‘don’t care’ about councillors Residents still feel ignored despite council engagement Council to look at reasons behind city business closures Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council fails to acquire ownership of site after 20 years Previous articleNew lighting fund could create bright future for small businessesNext articleUniversity of Limerick recognised at Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

Fed Says Economic Conditions Are Approaching the Point of Being Ready for Rate Hike

first_img Previous: Fed OIG to Conduct Security Audit on Personal Consumer Data Collected by CFPB Next: Watchdog Is Examining Borrower Population of Foreclosure Settlement at Congress’ Request Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save The minutes from the July 28-29, 2015, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting released Wednesday confirmed that the economy is still unprepared for a hike in the federal funds rate, but the increase still might be coming.In the Committee members’ discussion on economic conditions and monetary policy,  most participants “judged that the conditions for policy firming had not yet been achieved, but they noted that conditions were approaching that point,” according to the FOMC minutes.At the July 28-29 FOMC meeting, Fed officials determined that economic activity is expanding moderately, the housing sector has shown additional improvement, and job gains have been solid with declining unemployment, but the federal funds rate will remain the same at a target range of 0 to 1/4 percent.The Committee determined that labor market indicators found that underutilization of labor resources have diminished slightly, and growth in household spending has been moderate, while the housing sector showed some improvement. However, business fixed investment and net export remained soft. More importantly, inflation is still running below the Committee’s objective of 2 percent, reflecting earlier drops in energy prices and falling prices of non-energy imports. Looking ahead, the Committee still expects a moderate pace of GDP growth, with continuing job gains and lower energy prices supporting household spending.In terms of housing, the committee found that recent data on housing starts and permits as well as the higher levels of sales and prices are signs of continued recovery in the market, according to the minutes.In addition, looser lending standards for residential mortgages evidenced in the most recent SLOOS will further progression in the housing sector. However, a couple of committee members said they “did not expect this sector to be a major contributor to economic growth over the remainder of the year.””The Committee concluded that, although it had seen further progress, the economic conditions warranting an increase in the target range for the federal funds rate had not yet been met,” the minutes noted. “Members generally agreed that additional information on the outlook would be necessary before deciding to implement an increase in the target range.”One member, however, indicated a readiness to take that step at this meeting but was willing to wait for additional data to confirm a judgment to raise the target range.“If the economy evolves as we expect, economic conditions likely would make it appropriate at some point this year to raise the federal funds rate target, thereby beginning to normalize the stance of monetary policy,” said Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors Federal Reserve System at the July FOMC meeting. FOMC chair Janet Yellen revealed at a mid-July House Financial Services Committee hearing that rates would be raised upon improving economic conditions at no particular time.“At our meeting that ended today, the Committee concluded that these conditions have not yet been achieved. It remains the case that the Committee will determine the timing of the initial increase in the federal funds rate on a meeting-by-meeting basis, depending on its assessment of incoming economic information and its implications for the economic outlook.”However, Yellen did allude to the rate increase possibly occurring before the end of the year in a Senate Banking Committee hearing also held in mid-July .”If the economy evolves as we expect, economic conditions likely would make it appropriate at some point this year to raise the federal funds rate target, thereby beginning to normalize the stance of monetary policy,” Yellen said. “Indeed, most participants in June projected that an increase in the federal funds target range would likely become appropriate before year-end. But let me emphasize again that these are projections based on the anticipated path of the economy, not statements of intent to raise the rates at any particular time.”The committee has three more meetings this year in September, October, and December to still decide if and when rates will be raised.Click here to view the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee July 28-29, 2015 meeting.  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Sign up for DS News Daily Fed Says Economic Conditions Are Approaching the Point of Being Ready for Rate Hike Federal Funds Target Rate Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve 2015-08-19 Brian Honeacenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Federal Funds Target Rate Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago August 19, 2015 974 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed Says Economic Conditions Are Approaching the Point of Being Ready for Rate Hike Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

CFPB Delays Mandatory Compliance of QM Rule

first_img Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Dave Uejio debt-to-income (DTI) Fannie Mae Foreclosures Freddie Mac General Qualified Mortgage (QM) final rule Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) Patch 2021-04-27 Eric C. Peck CFPB Delays Mandatory Compliance of QM Rule The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced the delay of the mandatory compliance date of the General Qualified Mortgage (QM) final rule, moving it from July 1, 2021 to October 1, 2022. The CFPB states that in delaying the compliance date, access to responsible, affordable mortgage credit will be preserved by those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.“So many consumers have been hit hard by the pandemic and the economic downturn, and we want to ensure that responsible, affordable mortgages remain available,” said CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio. “As the mortgage market navigates an uncertain and challenging time, extending the date by which lenders must comply with the CFPB’s new General QM definition will help provide options and flexibility for both lenders and borrowers.”The General QM final rule protects homeowners from debt traps and unaffordable, irresponsible mortgage lending. Under the statute, QM loans are presumed to be made based on the lender’s reasonable determination of the homeowner’s ability to repay the loan. Delaying the mandatory compliance date of the General QM final rule allows lenders more time to offer QM loans based on the homeowners’ debt-to-income (DTI) ratio, and not solely based on certain pricing thresholds. Delaying the compliance date would also give lenders more time to use the Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) Patch, which provides QM status to loans that are eligible for sale to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.Today’s announcement by the CFPB is the latest in a series of measures geared toward consumer protection during the pandemic.The CFPB recently issued an interim final rule in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction moratorium, which requires debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their rights under the eviction moratorium, and prohibits debt collectors from misrepresenting tenants’ eligibility for protection from eviction under the moratorium. The temporary eviction moratorium ordered by the CDC has been extended through June 30, 2021.And with an estimated 2.25 million Americans currently in forbearance plans, the CFPB also proposed changes to help prevent impending foreclosure actions as the emergency federal foreclosure protections are eventually set to expire.The CFPB reports that more homeowners are behind on their mortgages than at any time since 2010, the peak of the Great Recession. Nearly 1.7 million borrowers will exit forbearance programs in September and the following months, with many a year or more behind on their mortgage payments. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: A Breakdown of FEMA’s New Flood Insurance Rating Procedures Next: How Home Purchase Price Differences Could Widen Wealth Gaps Share Save About Author: Eric C. Peck Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Delays Mandatory Compliance of QM Rule Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 27, 2021 4,551 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Dave Uejio debt-to-income (DTI) Fannie Mae Foreclosures Freddie Mac General Qualified Mortgage (QM) final rule Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) Patchlast_img read more

769 new covid-19 cases, 67 in Donegal

first_img Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The number of people infected with coronavirus is on the rise.769 new cases have been confirmed and 2 more patients with the virus have died.284 new cases are in Dublin, with 67 in Donegal, 47 in Offaly, 45 in Meath, 44 in Kildare, and the rest are spread across 20 other counties.The country’s 14 day incidence rate has also gone up to 155.3 per 100 thousand people.Meanwhile, HSE Chief, Paul Reid says there’s no evidence people are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine after its rollout resumed yesterday.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/AstraZeneca6pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Previous articlePremier Division Review: Opening day wins For Harps, Drogheda and LongfordNext articleAlmost a third of people directly affected by limitations on driving tests News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews 769 new covid-19 cases, 67 in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – March 21, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Firms ignore signs of bad work ethics

first_imgUK firms are neglecting early-warning signs of corporate wrongdoing,research by the Work Foundation finds. It claims UK companies are neglecting vital safeguards that could preventillegal or unethical business behaviour as happened in the WorldCom and Enronscandals. The foundation’s latest survey finds that many UK employers are failing toprovide adequate internal ‘whistleblowing’ channels for their employees toraise concerns about bad behaviour – such as fraud or other financialmalpractice – at work. The survey of 281 organisations shows that even among firms withwhistleblowing policies, many are suspicious of employees contacting prescribedexternal regulators with their concerns – although this is expressly protectedby the law and encouraged by statutory bodies, such as the Financial ServicesAuthority. Only one in three (32 per cent) private sector firms have introduced formalwhistleblowing policies, compared to three-quarters (75 per cent) of firms inthe public or voluntary sectors. Theo Blackwell, chief policy specialist at the Work Foundation, said:”We would like to see the DTI taking the lead in promoting whistleblowingpolicies as an effective tool for corporate governance. As the recent US scandalsreveal, employees can play a vital role in upholding good corporate governance,highlighting potential problems and maintaining organisational ethics.” Firms ignore signs of bad work ethicsOn 9 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Blues left short-changed by draw

first_imgOxford 2 -2 Warwick MARTIN Keown is becoming more patient with age. The newly appointed Blues coach stood calmly on the touchline, despite witnessing a frustrating draw on a cold day at Iffley Road. Although one point was enough to put Oxford at the top of their BUSA league, the home team will no doubt regret defensive errors that prevented them from winning for the second week in a row. Oxford ran out eventual 4-3 winners at Northampton and made one change from that game, Tom Howell replacing Niko de Walden in the starting line-up.Against the run of play, Oxford were the team to break the goalless deadlock when Farr’s pinpoint cross found the head of Cameron Knight in the fifteenth minute. The Oriel midfielder made no mistake, timing his jump to precision before placing the ball into the back of the away net, and propelling the Blues into the lead. Until this point, Warwick were the dominant side, regularly exposing weaknesses in the Oxford defence. Despite a great deal of shouting at both the opposition and themselves, the home side’s back four failed to communicate effectively, allowing the Warwick strikers too much time on the ball in dangerous positions. As a result, former Fulham youth goalkeeper Nik Baker was unable to prevent two successive goals from Warwick, either side of half time. This double blow appeared to knock the wind out of the home side’s sails, despite rallying cries from 3rd year captain, Paul Rainford.Fortunately for Oxford, their depression was short lived, courtesy of a fantastic free kick from Homer Sullivan. The midfielder’s 25-yard strike was reminiscent of David Beckham, and it is debateable as to who is playing for the better club at present. From here onwards, Oxford attacked with style and energy, demonstrating that they have the ability to cause havoc, despite lacking great aerial presence. Moments of fast one-touch football delighted a large crowd of shivering spectators, who had come to watch on a day when there were no college matches being played.Alex Toogood’s pace provided a constant threat for the Blues, enabling him to beat his man on a number of occasions. Despite a small frame, the blonde Worcester college striker was able to compete against Warwick’s tall centre backs as well as running down the left hand flank with gusto. Unfortunately, one of his best opportunities was deemed offside by the Warwick line judge, prompting accusations of bias from the home crowd.Toogood was later involved in the main talking point of the game, when his penalty claim was turned down in the dying seconds. From fifty yards away, the referee judged the striker to be outside the box when he was tripped, choosing not to consult his linesman for a second opinion. Although Ruud van Nistelrooy will tell you that Martin Keown is happy to fight over penalty claims, the Blues coach was calm on this occasion, preferring to keep his hands in the pockets of his coat. This was the final point of excitement in the game, with both managers appearing content with a point. It is unlikely that Keown will stay managing in his home town for more than a season, particularly as his playing rivals are battling in the glamorous world of the Premiership. Nonetheless, Oxford continue their title campaign against Worcester University next week, in the knowledge that they have the ultimate hard man to eliminate their defensive problems.last_img read more

News story: Near miss with train driver at Stafford

first_imgThis item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its safety digest describing this incident. See safety digest 03/2018,At around 14:36 hrs on 2 March 2018, a northbound train travelling at around 85 mph (137 km/h) nearly struck the driver of a stationary southbound train at Stafford station. The driver of the stationary train was between the Up and Down Stafford Fast lines attending to a train brake fault. There were no injuries.We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.The safety digest will be made available on our website in the next few weeks.last_img read more

Alpha Cancels Auctions for Wyoming Mines During Contentious Bankruptcy Process

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Benjamin Storrow in the Casper Star Tribune:A Virginia environmentalist seeking to buy Alpha Natural Resources out of bankruptcy would not close the company’s Wyoming mines.Instead, the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines would be operated to generate income for reclamation of Alpha’s eastern operations, according to a person familiar with the thinking of Tom Clarke, CEO of the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund.That statement came as jostling in court continued over Alpha’s restructuring plan.The Bristol, Virgina-based miner canceled an auction scheduled for Monday, saying it had only received one qualified offer for its core assets. That bid belonged to the company’s senior lenders, who submitted a $500 million offer in March.An auction of the company’s natural gas assets in the Marcellus shale play did proceed, but the outcome was not announced. Alpha previously agreed on a minimum bid of $200 million with Rice Energy.Clarke, through a subsidiary of his non-profit, the Virginia Legacy Conservation Fund, tendered a roughly $3 billion bid for Alpha’s assets, a figure which includes the assumption of the company’s reclamation liability. The Virginia environmentalist will not object to Alpha’s decision to cancel the auction, according to a source who spoke on the condition anonymity because bids are confidential.Instead, Clarke is betting concerns raised by the U.S. Trustee and West Virginia regulators will prompt the federal bankruptcy court to reject Alpha’s restructuring plans, the person said, making his offer more palatable to the company’s creditors.State and federal regulators have argued the company is effectively seeking to jettison its reclamation obligations in Appalachia by selling its core-assets to senior lenders and creating a second restructured company responsible for cleanup of its marginal mines.“That restructuring plan would divest ‘reorganized Alpha’ of its most valuable and most profitable assets, while leaving it saddled with its largest, and most intractable, liabilities,” West Virginia regulators wrote in an objection to the company’s plans. They estimated Alpha’s cleanup costs in excess of $1 billion.Full article: http://trib.com/business/energy/environmentalist-would-continue-to-operate-alpha-s-prb-mines/article_a0ed0ead-d17c-5ce3-8e03-cda086706b90.html Alpha Cancels Auctions for Wyoming Mines During Contentious Bankruptcy Processlast_img read more

County Judge Evans receives national ABA education award

first_imgCounty Judge Evans receives national ABA education award November 1, 2003 Regular News County Judge Evans receives national ABA education awardcenter_img Palm Beach County Court Judge Peter Evans was awarded the 2003 ABA Judicial Division Education Award.The award is presented annually to a judge who has “personally strived to provide the highest quality and most innovative education and training programs to judges on both the state and national level.”Within the state of Florida, Judge Evans began by becoming a faculty member of the Florida New Judges College faculty. In that capacity he designed and implemented interactive teaching segments to provide newly elected and appointed county court judges with a working knowledge of civil and small claims court procedures. In 1994 he became the dean of the Florida Traffic Adjudication Program. In that annual week-long adjudication program, judges receive skills training in the adjudication of impaired driving and other serious traffic offenses.Most recently Judge Evans became the first limited jurisdiction court judge to design and implement a Web-based distance learning course exclusively for limited jurisdiction judges who handle civil and small claims actions. His small claims course is now featured as one of only two on-line distance learning courses available from National Judicial College. Evan’s model for designing and implementing a distance learning course has earned him the recognition of the college and led to his appointment as a member of the faculty in the advanced distance learning faculty development course that will be presented in April.The Conference of County Court Judges of Florida has repeatedly recognized Judge Evan’s contributions to the education and training of its members. For the past seven years he has presented his annual Civil Law Update in which county court judges are apprised of the latest developments in case law and rules of procedure which affect practice in the civil and small claims divisions of county court. He also has authored definitive works on the law of garnishment and replevin.last_img read more

Retail sales plummet; NAFCU’s Long suggests robust recovery unlikely

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » “The first full month of nationwide stay-at-home orders was catastrophic for retail sales,” said NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long in a new NAFCU Macro Data Flash report. Total retail sales plummeted 16.4 percent during the month, following March’s revised 8.3 percent fall.“[T]he decline in April doubled the previous record for a single-month sales decline, set in March,” Long noted. “With states beginning to reopen, sales levels should start to stabilize in May. But a robust recovery is unlikely with tens of millions out of work and plummeting consumer confidence.“NAFCU expects a long, slow recovery,” he concluded.Year-over-year retail sales were down 21.6 percent in April, following March’s year-over-year sales’ 5.9 percent drop. Control group sales, which excludes the auto, gas, and building materials categories, were down 17.4 percent in April.“The major retail segments were in freefall, though mostly discretionary spending,” Long said, with significant drops among the clothing sector (-78.8 percent), electronics sector (-60.6 percent), and furniture stores (-58.7 percent).center_img NAFCUlast_img read more