Plea to safeguard the environment on May Eve

first_img Previous articleLimerick’s army numbers to get a welcome boostNext articleDumping surge eats into council funding admin Email Linkedin Twitter Facebook NewsLocal NewsPlea to safeguard the environment on May EveBy admin – April 26, 2012 529 center_img Advertisement “If it is suspected that your waste was burned on a bonfire you will be prosecuted under the Waste Act.”WHILE the weather cannot be depended on to radiate the seasonal sun and warmth of summer, the arrival of May Eve on Monday next, April 30 signifies the official commencement of the summer months ahead. Happy as the thought of long days and short nights make us, a timely warning comes from City Hall’s executive officer in the environment department, Paul Foley to “put an end to the burning of waste in bonfires.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Calling for the co-operation of the local communities, he said that while the city council has no wish to put an end to the tradition of celebrating mid summer, the aim is to keep the bonfires free of waste and other toxic material. “If you are a householder, this is a reminder not to give items of bulk waste or household waste to young people collecting for bonfires for May Eve “Please ensure that your bin is secure and remember that  burning waste such as mattresses, three piece suites, household waste etc produces toxic fumes that may have long-term health implications – this is because most of these items are now partly made up of chemicals, plastics and solvents.“The burning of such items at low temperatures is bad for the environment.” Pointing out that the burning of waste is also against the law and could lead to a prosecution, Mr Foley said that people who store waste for a bonfire may be visited and required to produce receipts to prove that their waste was disposed of correctly and not burned on the local green. “If it is suspected that your waste was burned on a bonfire you will be prosecuted under the Waste Act.  “If you wish to get rid of bulk waste please use a permitted waste collector who will come directly to your home to remove bulky waste items on an appointment basis or hire a skip from a permitted waste collector or bring directly to a licensed landfill or waste transfer station.“Make sure that the waste collector you hire has a waste collection permit, take note of the time, date and the licence number of the vehicle and always get a receipt.” May Eve is still celebrated in Limerick city but unfortunately many celebrations happen in a way which pollute the local environment and destroy greens and open spaces. Pointing out that May Eve Bonfire is often used to get rid of waste in the community, City Hall’s Environment Department says:“This is not the work of local youths lighting a bonfire for May Eve fun – this is an organised collection of tyres, mattresses, garden furniture and anything else they can lay their hands on to burn waste and create air pollution and damage the local green and the city council has to pay the price of cleaning up after the bonfire, disposing of leftover waste and chunks of metal and reseeding green areas. WhatsApp Printlast_img read more

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Analyzing Millennial Homeowners’ Credit Profiles

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Analyzing Millennial Homeowners’ Credit Profiles March 22, 2019 1,110 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 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. About Author: Radhika Ojha Even though they are the largest group of homebuyers, what is keeping millennial renters from buying real estate? A study by LendingTree set to answer this question by analyzing the credit profiles of millennial homeowners and comparing them with those of renters in the same age group.The study found that millennial homeowners had a higher credit profile than renters, with a median credit score of 671 compared with 582 for nonhomeowners. The study found that this was one of the key reasons that kept renters from becoming homeowners as higher scores make homeownership more accessible.It also found that homeowners had more accounts than renters. While the average homeowner had around nine accounts, renters or nonhomeowners had an average of four accounts.The higher credit scores also helped homeowners to borrow more, according to the analysis. This included the nonmortgage categories where homeowners had a median balance of $6,633 in credit card balances, compared to $2,218 for renters. As a result, only 64 percent of renters had a credit card balance compared with 92 percent homeowners.”This reflects the higher credit scores of homeowning millennials, as they are able to obtain more credit accounts. Many renters may face difficulty accessing credit due to their lower credit scores,” said Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist, LendingTree.Despite lesser access to credit, the analysis found that renters’ median utilization of their available credit was 58 percent, “almost double the 31 percent for homeowners.”While homeowners and renters owed almost an equal amount in student debt, at 37 percent, the analysis indicated that homeowners were more likely to have an auto loan as well as personal loans. However, renters had more trouble servicing their debt, “with an average of eight negative marks on their credit profiles compared with just three for homeowners,” Kapfidze said.Renters were late on 4.6 percent of all payments over four years, with homeowners late on just 1.5 percent of payments. Credit Scores debt hoemowners LendingTree loans Millennials Renters 2019-03-22 Radhika Ojha Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Credit Scores debt hoemowners LendingTree loans Millennials Renters The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Analyzing Millennial Homeowners’ Credit Profiles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: What Will Hold Back Home Sales? Next: Housing Market Needs New Construction Subscribelast_img read more

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Dates Set for the Return of Motown the Musical to Broadway

first_img View Comments Motown The Musical Related Shows “What’s Going On?!” Dates have been announced for the Broadway return of Motown the Musical. The production will play a limited engagement July 12 through November 13 at the Nederlander Theatre; no word yet on casting. Disaster! is the current tenant of the Nederlander; the disco musical is scheduled to play a limited engagement through July 3.Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical’s score includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue. The show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.Motown The Musical previously closed on Broadway on January 18, 2015 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (where Finding Neverland is now playing). Meanwhile, the first National Tour of Motown The Musical opened in Chicago in April 2014 and continues to play across the country. A London production began performances on February 11 at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End.center_img ‘Motown'(Photo by Joan Marcus) Show Closed This production ended its run on July 31, 2016last_img read more

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PFA, PensionDanmark lift H1 returns with all asset classes positive

first_imgIn the first half of this year, the bond portfolio produced around 5% in return, PFA said.“This was particularly due to the foreign bonds, which represent a total value of well over DKK100 billion in the portfolio,” it said.Overall, assets dipped to DKK411.2bn at the end of June from DKK417.5bn at the end of December.PFA said the gains in foreign bonds were mainly due to its exposure to emerging markets and underlying, strong-performing portfolios, which yielded almost 7% during the first six months of 2014. On top of this, the falling level of interest rates during the first half had led to positive returns on bonds and interest rate hedging, it said.Equities returned around 9.5%, it said, mainly due to the focus on Danish shares, which increased by more than 20% in the period.Alternative investments had grown by more than 10% in the first half, it said, adding that it was increasingly investing in non-listed companies now.Property generated around 4.3%, it said.The pension provider’s investment returns translated into a return of between 5.5% and 7.5% for customers with unit link pensions, compared to an average rate of 2.3% in the same period last year, according to the interim report.Customers with traditional with-profits pensions would get an 8.0% return compared with a 2.2% loss in the first half of 2013.Meanwhile, labour-market pension fund PensionDanmark posted a first half return of DKK9.9bn —higher than the entire 2013 return of DKK9.1bn, and beating the DKK2.2bn return generated in the first six months of last year.The 2014 first half investment return led to scheme member returns of between 6.5% and 6.6%, the pension fund said, adding that these returns had increased since the end of June to 8.3% and 8.4%.Torben Möger Pedersen, chief executive of PensionDanmark, said: “This is a satisfactory result, which reflects the fact that there have been positive returns on all asset classes.”He said it was unusual in markets to have rising equities prices and falling interest rates at the same time.“We are trying to put together a balanced portfolio that can do well both when the sun shines and when it rains,” he said.Contributions had increased in the January-to-June period to DKK6.8bn from DKK5.2bn, PensionDanmark said, boosted mostly by DKK1.8bn of transfers from other pension funds due to job changes.Total assets increased to DKK165bn at the end of June from DKK152bn at the end of December. Denmark’s PFA reported an investment return of DKK24.7bn (€3.3bn) for the first half of the year, bouncing back from the DKK4.9bn loss it booked in the same period a year ago, with results boosted by a high proportion of foreign bonds.The results came as PensionDanmark also published half-year results that saw investment income for the first six months outstrip income from all of 2013.PFA, the commercial mutual pensions provider said: “This year, PFA obtained its historic high return based on its successful interpretation of the markets on several fronts.”The provider has explained the loss recorded in the first half of 2013 by saying it had not recognised the operational risk charge due to the increase in interest rates during the reporting period.last_img read more

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Bulldogs And AquaTrojans Split Swim Meet

first_imgLady Bulldogs victorious at East Central.Girls Team Results: BHS 119, EC 57.Lady Bulldogs are 26-6 on the season (11-4 EIAC)Boys Team Results: EC 132, BHS 44.Boys are-11 (8-6 EIAC).Batesville Event Winners: Girls-Daulton 100 Back, Gutzwiller 200 IM/100 Breast, M Poltrack 100 Fly/500 Free and El Weiler 200 Free, 200 Medley relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.last_img

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Wenger: We’re not scared to spend

first_imgManager Arsene Wenger maintains Arsenal are ready to spend big again on buying more world-class talent like Mesut Ozil – but also stressed the club are not about to abandon their long-standing principle of youth development. Press Association He said: “We have a huge ambition to win this league again and that is the target of the season, but I still believe our policy has to be based on three different levels. I don’t think without that we will have success. “The first level is of course, continue to defend our style of play, our philosophy of play and our values. That can only be done by developing our own players and the core of our team has to come from the development inside our club. “The second level of the development of our club has to be based on the intelligence of our eye. That means players who are unknown and who can become big players here, through our connections, the quality of our scouting, through the quality of what we have seen in them and how they could develop. “Then, the third part of our development and ambition is to scout and buy recognised world class players. This season for example we have bought Ozil. You don’t need any scout to buy Ozil. You just need money. “I am quite happy that we have shown to you that we are not scared to spend money when we think the players have the quality and we have the funds available to do it.” Wenger continued: “I believe we have a huge advantage in that our club is well respected all over the world because we have values, because we are not artificial, because we are based on tradition, we are as well forward thinking and we give a chance to young people who deserve it. “That is for me something that is very important to preserve.” Arsenal host Norwich when domestic action resumes again on Saturday. Arsenal held their annual general meeting at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, where the atmosphere was much less tense than in previous seasons, with the team currently top of the Barclays Premier League after having smashed their transfer record with the £43million deadline day signing of German playmaker Ozil from Real Madrid. Wenger, though, was keen to use his address to shareholders to emphasise while Arsenal are now able to compete again in terms of big-money signings on the back of improved commercial deals, the continued focus for developing from within would remain at the “core” of the club. The Gunners lead the table only on goal difference from Liverpool, whom they are set to face at the Emirates Stadium at the start of next month. Wenger feels Arsenal should be confident of a long-overdue sustained assault on the title. “We are top of the table, we are in a very strong position, but if you look at the schedule, then by the end of November you will have a much clearer situation of where the strengths of everybody lies in this Premier League,” said Wenger. “When we get all of our players back (from injury), then at the moment I am confident we have a very big part to play in this league. “I am confident at the end of May, we will all be happy.” Ozil, who was substituted late on during Germany’s final World Cup qualifier in Sweden, is set to play despite suffering a knock to his knee. Fellow playmaker Santi Cazorla should be involved again for the first time since the win over Tottenham on September 1 following his recovery from an ankle problem, while Bacary Sanga (hamstring) could also play. Wenger told Arsenal Player: “He (Ozil) is alright. He came back with a knock on the knee, but it was just a kick. We will have a test tomorrow to see if he is fit enough for Saturday or not. “When you have not played, there is always a little doubt, but not a major one. Sagna is 80 per cent fit and he will have a test. “Cazorla is available in training, but he is not match-fit. It is just about competitiveness with him. There is a possibility both are in the squad for Saturday. I have not decided whether they will start or not.” England forward Theo Walcott, who has been sidelined after a minor abdominal procedure, is set to resume full training, but may not feature until next week’s Champions League tie with Borussia Dortmund. last_img read more

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Pomeroon GM nabbed with ganja

first_imgA 39-year-old general manager of a mining company in the Lower Pomeroon, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was arrested by Police after he was found with a quantity of cannabis.According to information received, Police responded to a report made by a resident that the man was discharging his firearm at Grant Maureen’so Dale, Pomeroon River.Police then visited the premises where a search was conducted. A black plastic bag containing leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis was found. The cannabis was unearthed next to a root of a sucker plant on the man’s farm land in the vicinity of his home.Police have since said he was told of the offence and admitted ownership, after which he was taken to the Charity Police Station where the prohibited substance was weighed and amounted to 163 grams. He will be arraigned shortly for the offence.last_img read more

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STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE – 7,200 HOMES STILL CUT OFF

first_imgESB Networks staff have worked in dreadful conditions in an effort to restore power to homes across Co Donegal.Across the evening 12,000 homes lost power. Around 7,200 are still without power.As of 11,30pm the following faults were still in place: * Convoy 29 homes – estimated repair before 1pm Thursday* Rossgeir 90 homes – no estimated time* Gortlee – 108 houses – estimated repair before 12.30pm Thursday* Creeslough – 3,742 homes – no estimated repair time. * Gweedore – 1,367 homes – no estimated time*  Burtonport – 486 customers – no estimated repair time* Dungloe – 1,461 homes – no estimated repair time* Donegal Town – 33 customers – no estimated repair time. STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE – 7,200 HOMES STILL CUT OFF was last modified: December 18th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:200 HOMES STILL CUT OFFSTORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE – 7last_img read more

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Loving, HSU off to hot start

first_imgHumboldt State’s volleyball team hasn’t just gotten off to a better start than it did in 2018 — its already had a better season.Through seven non-conference matches the ‘Jacks (4-3) have won more games than it did in the entirety of the 2018 season, which it finished 3-23.The North Coast will get its first chance to see much-improved Humboldt Wednesday night when it hosts Cal State Monterey Bay for a 7 p.m. match at Lumberjack Arena. The match will be Humboldt’s California Collegiate Athletic …last_img read more

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Grazing corn residue

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Corn residue left over from harvesting can make an excellent source of supplemental feed for livestock, according to a forage expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.This is especially true for producers who are facing lower hay crop inventories thanks to the excessive rains that impacted the region during the beginning of the growing season this year, said Rory Lewandowski, agriculture and natural resources educator for the college’s outreach arm, Ohio State University Extension.Grazing cows on harvested corn acres within the first 30 to 60 days after harvesting can be a great way for producers to stretch their feed supplies, he said.“This was a tough forage year for many livestock producers,” Lewandowski said. “Many producers are finding that they didn’t get enough hay harvested with all the rain that impacted the crops during the earlier part of the growing season.”For growers looking for a way to extend their forage supplies, grazing corn residue may be one less-expensive option, he said.“For some folks that may be scrambling for alternatives, such as buying extra hay or feeding more grain to their livestock, grazing corn residue is a good option,” he said. “Using temporary fencing allows this as an inexpensive option for many producers.”Based on calculations by Rick Rasby, a beef specialist at the University of Nebraska, for every bushel of corn there are about 45 pounds of residue on a dry matter (DM) basis, Lewandowski said.And for every bushel of corn there are about 16 pounds of husks and leaves on a dry matter basis, he said.“Using those figures, a 170 bushels per acre corn crop will leave 7,650 pounds of dry matter of total residue, with the husks and leaves accounting for about 2,720 pounds of that total,” he said. “And typical harvest leaves about one bushel per acre of corn grain that the animals can graze.”Cows in mid-gestation and ewes in the middle trimester or earlier of gestation typically do well with grazing corn residue, Lewandowski said.last_img read more

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