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Dream to travel the world ends in Limerick prison

first_imgFacebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsDream to travel the world ends in Limerick prisonBy Staff Reporter – April 12, 2017 1058 Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Print Previous articleNew Iceland stores for Limerick and ShannonNext articlePainting of Jim Kemmy unveiled at UL Staff Reporter center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement TAGScircuit courtlimerick Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live A MAN who had a dream to travel the world has been jailed for three years after he stabbed his flatmate during a psychotic trance when he was found naked and kneeling against a wall.The bizarre circumstances of the attack were heard at Limerick Circuit Court after Marek Kniezo (36) pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to a 64-year-old Dock Road apartment owner last May.Kniezo left his native Slovakia to travel the world before settling in Limerick. He fell into drug addiction and fell out with his girlfriend before seeking refuge from his friend of eight or nine years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up For two months, Kniezo stayed in the apartment without incident until May 17 when his flatmate heard noises and grumbling coming from his room in the middle of the night.A short time later, Kniezo was found naked and kneeling down facing the kitchen wall and in some kind of trance. It later emerged that the Slovak had been trying to withdraw himself from drug abuse without support.As he “snapped out of the trance”, he grabbed a knife and lunged at his flatmate stabbing him three times in the course of the attack.His flatmate sought refuge at friend’s house and claimed he was attacked in a laneway by unidentified muggers as he didn’t want to get Kniezo in trouble.However Kniezo was found the next day disorientated in a nearby car park with cuts, bruises and fractured eye socket.Judge O’Donnell noted that the defendant didn’t challenge the evidence and said he simply didn’t remember what happened.Defence counsel Lorcan Connolly said his client was addicted to heroin, xanax and “sticks” and was having episodes of psychosis when he tried to shake his addiction.He had been “hallucinating” and in a “trance” on the night he stabbed his flatmate.Describing it as a serious attack, Judge O’Donnell said it was clear that Kniezo had serious mental issues given that he was abusing benzodiazepines and opiates through self medication.After hearing that he was “rehabbing well in custody”, Judge O’Donnell imposed a three year prison term with the final 12 months suspended for three years. Linkedin WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Scent Just Got Smarter with New Febreze Fade Defy PLUG™

first_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Previous articleThe Hartford Named A Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Equality For 13th YearNext articleKey Risk Expands Focus on Human Services Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter Facebook Scent Just Got Smarter with New Febreze Fade Defy PLUG™ TAGS  Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Q3 Shows Signs of Effective Foreclosure Prevention Actions

first_img Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Q3 Shows Signs of Effective Foreclosure Prevention Actions Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago FHFA forbearance plans Foreclosure Prevention 2020-12-18 Cristin Espinosa The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Study Shows Disparities Among Older Households Next: Mortgage Servicing Industry Mourns Loss 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. December 18, 2020 1,759 Views Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Q3 Shows Signs of Effective Foreclosure Prevention Actions Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) completed 539,451 foreclosure prevention actions during the third quarter of this year, according to new data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).The total number of GSE loans in forbearance plans totaled 1.04 million by the end of the third quarter, which accounted for roughly 3.66% of the total loans serviced and 79% of the total delinquent loans. The third quarter also had 230,714 initiated forbearance plans, a substantial drop from the 1.51 million recorded in the second quarter.Furthermore, the FHFA reported that 20% of modifications enacted by the GSEs in the third quarter were modifications with principal forbearance, while modifications with extend-term only accounted for 64% of all loan modifications during this three-month period. There were also 924 completed short sales and deeds-in-lieu during the quarter while foreclosure starts fell by 10% to 6,809 as third-party and foreclosure sales increased 75% to 1,794 in the third quarter.The 60+ days delinquency rate in the third quarter was 3.58%, down from 4.08% in the second quarter. The GSEs’ serious delinquency rate – for loans that were delinquent 90 days of more – was 3.14% at the end of the third quarter – and the FHFA noted this level was much lower than the serious delinquency rates for the Federal Housing Administration loans (10.76%), Veterans Affairs loans (5.77%) and the industry average (5.16%).The FHFA’s data was followed by a data report from Black Knight Inc. that found the number of mortgages in active forbearance rose by 37,000 over the seven-day period ending Dec. 15. Black Knight stated that 5.3% of all mortgages – approximately 2.79 million – are in forbearance as of Dec. 15, representing a total of $563 billion in unpaid principal, while more than 550,000 forbearance plans were set to expire by the end of December. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Tagged with: FHFA forbearance plans Foreclosure Preventionlast_img read more

TCAT offering free rides to upcoming ‘Sing Me a Story! Read Me a Song!’

first_img ITHACA, N.Y. — Getting to the latest edition of “Sing Me a Story! Read Me a Song!” is easier than ever as TCAT is offering free rides to the event at the Tompkins County Public Library on Thursday.Parents looking for a fun event for kids during winter break can stop by the library for shows at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the BorgWarner Community Room of the library to hear books performed by John Simon and Cal Walker. In honor of the bus drivers of TCAT, which is offering free rides to the event, Simon and Walker will debut the new song, “The Wheels on the TCAT bus.”The song was “created especially to honor TCAT and TCAT bus drivers who serve our community by helping children and families in Tompkins County get ‘all through the town’ every day, in all kinds of weather!” a news release said.Event flier that can be used to take TCAT free to the event Thursday. (Provided Photo) Tagged: children’s reading connection, sing me a story read me a song Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor The “Sing Me a Story! Read Me a Song!” series organized by the Children’s Reading Connection launched as a national pilot initiative in December. With the series, CRC founder Brigid Hubberman wants to “inspire, create, and promote efforts that build a culture of family and community literacy.”As part of the event Thursday, Simon and Walker will perform several children’s books featuring songs, including “Brown Bear,” “Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom” and “Hush,” with music written by John Simon. Walker will also perform the morning song, “Incredible Day.”Admission to the event is free and rides there by TCAT are free. To get a free ride to the event, people can show their library card or an event flyer as their ticket.Sets of the books will be available Thursday at the library, and they are also available for purchase at Buffalo Street Books. Free performances by Walker and Simon will continue every month this year and are geared toward families with young children.According to CRC, “funding is being sought to provide the set of six books and audio recordings to all pre-kindergarten and Head Start children and their families in Tompkins County. CRC looks forward to sharing this model initiative with other communities in New York State and beyond soon.”Learn more about the event and Children’s Reading Connection at Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connorlast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 2/5

first_imgDELTA, Utah-Brinley Henrie scored a game-high 12 points as the Delta Rabbits beat Providence Hall 40-25 in Region 14 play Tuesday. Rachel Weiss had 9 points to lead the Patriots in the loss. Region 21 Region 14 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls Basketball Tags: Alexa Lord/Ashton Wood/Brinley Cornell/Brinley mason/Jaycee Rose/Jessi Anderson/Kenzie Jones/Kiara Gurr/Lily Wall/Megan Robins/Paige King/Ronnie Robinson/Tavy Gale/Tiffany Peckham Region 18 KANAB, Utah-Brinley Cornell and Jessi Anderson posted 12 points apiece as Kanab pummeled Enterprise 59-39 Tuesday in Region 18 girls basketball action. Ronnie Robinson led the Wolves in defeat with 15 points. MANTI, Utah-Kenzie Jones stepped up with 23 points as the South Sevier Rams shellacked Manti 61-36 Tuesday in Region 15 girls basketball action. Ashton Wood had 12 points in the loss for the Templars. Brad James EUREKA, Utah-Jaycee Rose amassed 15 points and the Milford Tigers routed Tintic 47-31 Tuesday in Region 21 girls basketball action. Lily Wall had 7 points in defeat for the Miners. LINDON, Utah-Megan Robins netted 12 points and the Juab Wasps pulverized Maeser Prep 54-17 Tuesday in Region 14 girls basketball action. RICHFIELD, Utah-Alexa Lord posted 13 points as the Richfield Wildcats downed North Sanpete 48-26 in Region 15 girls basketball action Tuesday. Tiffany Peckham’s 9 points led the Hawks in defeat. PAROWAN, Utah-Tavy Gale netted 12 points and 7 rebounds as the Beaver Beavers pounded Parowan 58-20 in Region 18 girls basketball action Tuesday. Kiara Gurr’s 8 points led the Rams in defeat. GUNNISON, Utah-Paige King led the way with 15 points and the Gunnison Bulldogs gashed North Sevier 41-30 in Region 18 girls basketball action Tuesday. Brinley Mason’s 9 points led the Wolves in the loss. Region 15 Written by February 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/5last_img read more

Agenda Of Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners

first_imgPublic CommentRezoning: First Reading of Rezoning Ordinance VC-6-2019AdjournmentFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Department Head ReportsNew BusinessOld BusinessConsent ItemsApproval of November 12, 2019, Meeting MinutesEmployment ChangesCounty Auditor: Claims Voucher Report: 11/11/19 through 11/15/19UNOE October 2019 ReportSouthwestern Behavioral Healthcare, Inc Financial ReportHillcrest Washington Youth Home, Inc Financial ReportCircuit Court: Digital Presenter Surplus RequestCounty Treasurer: Surplus RequestCounty Engineer:Department Report and ClaimsPay Request No. 68: U.S. 41 Expansion TIF: $504,743.08Travel Request(1): Highway Safety Barrier Training civic center AGENDA Of Vanderburgh County Board of CommissionersNovember 19, 2019, at 3:00 pm, Room 301, Civic CenterCall to OrderAttendancePledge of AllegianceAction Items Health Department: Extension of Safety Pin GrantHealth Department: Final Reading of Ordinance CO.11-19-026: Amending Ch. 2 of the Vanderburgh County CodeCounty Coroner: Generator Quoteslast_img read more

Ocean City’s School District Receives “Clean” Audit

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiOcean City’s school district is well managed and in strong financial shape, according to the results of an annual audit presented to the Board of Education on Wednesday night.The audit came out “clean” and uncovered no negative findings, said Michael Garcia, a partner with Ford-Scott & Associates LLC, an Ocean City accounting firm that conducted the financial review for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.“This is a clean audit report this year. No findings or recommendations,” Garcia told the school board. “That’s not an easy thing to do. There are numerous rules and regulations that the state and feds impose on school districts.”Garcia went out of his way to praise the school district’s business administrator, Tim Kelley, and his staff for the results.“To have a clean audit is a credit to the entire district, but especially the business office, Mr. Kelley and his staff,” Garcia said, prompting applause from the board members.The audit showed that the district’s general fund ended the year with $43.5 million in revenue, an increase of about $2.2 million over the previous year.Most of the extra revenue resulted from an increase in tuition payments from the neighboring towns that send their students to Ocean City’s schools. Altogether, the sending districts paid Ocean City $12.6 million in tuition, Garcia said.Local taxes are the largest single source of revenue for the school district. Tax revenue totaled just shy of $22 million, about the same as the previous year, the audit found.Reflecting the district’s financial strength, it finished the year with a surplus of nearly $1.5 million, Garcia said. He noted that the surplus will help to fund the district’s 2016-17 budget.Despite the clean audit results, Garcia raised concerns about the district’s money-losing cafeteria fund. For the year, there was a $77,000 cafeteria deficit, which was partially offset by a $75,000 subsidy from the school district.Garcia urged the board to find ways to avoid a future deficit in the cafeteria fund, either by boosting revenues or cutting expenses. He said a turnaround should not be expected in the next year, but is possible within two or three years.The deficit primarily resulted from an approximately $42,000 decline in cafeteria revenue, mainly because fewer students are buying their lunches, Garcia explained.Kelley told the board that the district is reviewing the lunch programs at the high school, intermediate school and primary school to find out the cause of the revenue decline.Joseph Clark, the school board president, said there have been no complaints made to the district about the quality of the cafeteria food. He noted that the school board members also eat in the cafeteria to sample the lunches.School board member Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes is questioning why fewer students are buying cafeteria meals.One school board member, Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, questioned whether more students are simply bringing their lunches to school instead of buying cafeteria meals.“Are the kids not liking what’s being served?” she asked. “Are they packing their lunches more?”In another presentation on Wednesday night, the board was told that Ocean City’s students are exceeding both the state and national averages for standardized testing, including the PARCC, SAT and Advanced Placement exams.Curt Nath, the district’s director of academic services, said Ocean City High School’s graduation rate also is much higher than the state average. For 2016, the graduation rate was 95.2 percent in Ocean City, compared to about 84 percent statewide, Nath said.For the SAT tests in 2016, Ocean City’s students had an average composite score of 1,577 for English, math and reading, compared to 1,501 for New Jersey and 1,484 nationally. Ocean City’s SAT scores are also trending upward in the past five years, compared to declines at both the state and national levels, Nath reported.In an interview after the board meeting, Nath said the district is pleased with the student test results, but “will not rest on its laurels” as it continues to strive for academic excellence.“The fact is, doing well is a nice piece for us,” he said. “While nice, it’s not the end of the road.” Michael Garcia, a partner in the Ford-Scott & Associates accounting firm, reported no negative findings in the audit for the school district.last_img read more

California dreaming

first_imgJim Riedenauer, owner of bakery-café Eddie’s, enjoys a dream lifestyle. He spends most of his day indulging a passion for decorating beautiful wedding cakes, when not enjoying spending time with his young family or out and about in the Californian sun.Riedenauer, you see, is a very smart man. He’s built his inherited bakery business on the back of a reputation for quality ? with a minimum of stress and wasted energy. His secret lies in having the common sense to invest and innovate in the areas where margins are highest.The one-shop bakery business in Fresno, California, started by Riedenauer’s father Eddie in 1939, has adapted its offer to include premium bakery lines, a wedding cakes business and a café over recent years. Sales are now booming at the downtown outlet.The bakery specialises in cakes made to order, from ornate wedding cakes to more modern numbers festooned with pink chocolate swirls. Flavours range from dark chocolate to vanilla, with carrot and banana popular choices. The most expensive, with custom fillings, sugarpaste flowers and rolled fondant creation, costs $1,475, feeding up to 350 guests. Generally, cakes are priced at $2-$4 a portion.The company makes up to 20 wedding cakes a week, depending on the season, July to October being the busiest periods. The fanciest cakes are on display in its showroom at the downtown outlet. Riedenauer says he is embracing innovation in his business, as cakes can now be decorated by computer.Eddie’s also now has a café attached ? a response, says Riedenauer, to people’s changing shopping habits. It offers a lunch menu from 11am-2pm, which makes for “a very efficient quick turnaround”, and serves around 150 covers daily. A wide range of daily lunch specials are offered at the café, from clam chowder in a bread bowl to chicken pot pie with side salad; plus meatloaf, Asian coleslaw or macaroni salad.The café area has a wood-fired oven, which is used to make pizzas, and “impress customers” as Riedenauer candidly puts it.Earlier in the day, there is a breakfast menu including croissants or Granola cereal. And towards the afternoon, the café does a roaring trade in lines such as fresh fruit tarts, individual pastries, cheesecakes and chocolate mousse.Overall, the café accounts for 15% of turnover ? “a nice balance”, according to Riedenauer – but has a “symbiotic relationship” with the adjoining bakery, driving footfall.The bakery employs between 13 and 24 staff, depending on demand. These include four full-time bakers, two helpers, five in the cakes department, three chefs and 12 salespeople.Bread accounts for a small percentage of sales. Sourdough breads are the biggest sellers – this is California after all ? while spiral rye breads with dark and light ryes mixed together are also popular. Ever the realist, Riedenauer admits to using bakery mixes in the bakery. “I like good mixes; they can taste better than if I make them from scratch,” he says.Riedenauer knows how to keep his priorities straight – always go by what the customer wants. His father Eddie would surely be proud of his success. nlast_img read more

National Doughnut Week: a chance for charity

first_imgWith National Doughnut Week (NDW) not far off (9-16 May) sponsor BakeMark UK is urging craft bakers to get a head start and make the most of the charitable week with a great giveaway.Since National Doughnut Week began, it has raised over £630,000 for The Children’s Trust, the charity which provides specific care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities. This year is the 25th anniversary of The Children’s Trust and NDW aims to break all previous records by raising more than £50,000. In celebration of the anniversary, BakeMark UK is offering each baker who registers for NDW the chance to win either five bags of Craigmillar Doughnut Concentrate, enough to make 4,500 doughnuts, or five cases of Craigmillar Thaw & Serve doughnuts, which totals 450 topped iced ring doughnuts.To be in with a chance of winning the competition and kick off your week with a bang, bakers need to register online at and they will be automatically entered into the draw. For terms and conditions, visit and follow the links from the home page.National Doughnut Week is a fantastic opportunity for bakers to increase profits, and raise their own profile, by involving the local community and media, as well as to raise money for charity; for every doughnut sold by registered participating bakers, money is donated to The Children’s Trust.last_img read more

Ch-Ch-Changes: Why Flexible IT Is the Key to Explosive Growth

first_img[1] Source: ESG White Paper commissioned by Dell EMC, Insights from Modernized IT: Modular Compute Can Have a Big Impact, August 2018 “The only thing that is constant is change.”When Greek philosopher Heraclitus uttered this timeless phrase, it’s safe to say he wasn’t referring to the workloads in your data center. But here we are, some 2000+ years later, and his wisdom still rings true. Our world continues to evolve, with technology a prime example.In the past, IT departments primarily focused on traditional workloads such as file, print, web serving and virtual desktop. Clearly these will always be important, but in today’s digital economy they are no longer enough. To remain relevant in this environment of constant change, IT departments must shift from their traditional mindset to help drive the overall business strategy. With the emergence of new, data-fueled workloads such as IoT, AI and machine learning, IT is poised to play a huge role in their company’s economic success.“Modernized IT organizations are adopting modular infrastructure at a rate 4x greater than their aging counterparts.”From Pre-Virtualization Era to Disaggregation EraThere is a shift underway in the world of enterprise technology. IT infrastructure transitioned from a pre-virtualization era, into a virtualization era and now toward an era of disaggregation.In the pre-virtualization era, data centers operated mainly in silos, often leaving resources stranded. It was inefficient, complex and difficult to manage. These silos made it hard to handle multiple workloads and scale quickly – not to mention expensive to maintain.Now, as we transition from a virtualization era into an era of disaggregation, IT departments are challenged to keep up with the accompanying demand for disaggregated compute. Unfortunately, many IT departments have not yet embraced the change, and those that are unable – or unwilling – to adapt are beginning to suffer the consequences.However, organizations that understand the importance of adapting to change are increasingly taking actions to position themselves for success. One way they prepare is by including modular infrastructure in their data center. In fact, modernized IT organizations are adopting modular infrastructure at a rate 4x greater than their aging counterparts. Increased scalability, improved flexibility, and easier manageability are the most-commonly identified benefits of using modular servers. They can adapt quickly to changing workload demands and help break down IT silos, so that IT can focus on innovation and other tasks that help them reach their business goals.Ultimately, the end goal of modern IT is to combine the benefit of modular design with an extended flexibility of configuration at the individual storage device and all the way to memory centric devices. Dell EMC refers to this fully disaggregated state as kinetic infrastructure. A kinetic infrastructure enables the ability to dynamically assign the right resources for the right workload.The Dell EMC Kinetic Solution: PowerEdge MXTransformational workloads (i.e. structured data analytics, unstructured data analytics (cognitive/AI), and cloud-native applications) require an enormous amount of data, and companies must be set up to handle it. Kinetic infrastructure helps companies capitalize on their potential by providing a flexible platform that can handle vast amounts of data and evolve in accordance with changing workload requirements.Dell EMC recently launched PowerEdge MX, the first modular platform designed with kinetic infrastructure. It provides the flexibility, agility and responsiveness needed to bridge demands of traditional and transformational workloads. Combining compute and storage, connected by scalable fabric, this 7U chassis with integrated systems management software creates shared resources pools that can be dynamically allocated and reallocated as needed for optimum workload performance.PowerEdge MX dynamically configures compute, storage and fabric and accelerates operations, delivering the innovation and longevity customers of all sizes need for their IT and digital business transformations. It’s flexible, agile and responsive – all key components of a modernized data center.PowerEdge MX is designed for today’s software-defined data center and provides a solid foundation for your IT transformation. It helps IT break free from traditional boundaries to transform the IT infrastructure to a dynamic pool of instantly responding, adapting and evolving resources. With a modern IT infrastructure anchored by the PowerEdge MX, plus strategic planning and careful preparation, companies can position themselves to succeed both today and in the future.The world is changing, ready or not. Businesses that prioritize flexibility and learn to adapt to an ever-evolving IT environment are more likely to innovate and succeed in the future. After all, in the wise words of Heraclitus, “Big results require big ambitions.”To learn more about kinetic infrastructure, read How Dell EMC Kinetic Infrastructure Solutions Accelerate Business Innovation.last_img read more