Community first responders need funds to save lives

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Previous articleGardaí using council CCTV test footage to investigate crimeNext articleBrexit boost as Shannon Estuary gets EU designation Staff Reporter A GROUP of Limerick volunteers who are helping the national ambulance service to save lives urgently need funds to buy essential equipment to give patients the best chance of survival.The Community First Responders (CFR) are a group of volunteers who are dispatched by the 999/112 National Ambulance Service to emergencies within their communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They are all trained in CPR and other life-saving measures and they generally arrive at the scene of the emergency before the ambulance service because most of the volunteers “on call” live in the locality.The Ennis Road CFR are the only group in Limerick and they have been operating since last April. They cover an area from the Strand hotel to the Greenhills hotel and the surrounding residential estates.One of their volunteers, Noel Kerley, said that the main reason the group was set up was because they could see a need for it in the locality with an ageing population.“Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 33 per cent of all deaths and early response is essential in helping to save some of those lives,” Mr Kerley added.Community First Responders are dispatched to cardiac arrests, adult chest pain (suspected heart attack), stroke and choking emergencies in their communities. Most responder groups have organised themselves to be “on call 24/7” to respond to these emergencies.“Because all of our ‘on call’ volunteers live locally, we generally arrive at the emergency call location before the paramedics and we carry out CPR and other life-saving measures until such time as the paramedics arrive,” Mr Kerley said.The normal time for an ambulance to arrive at the emergency address is 20 minutes, but it may take longer – depending on other emergency situations they are dealing with. This time delay may be life-threatening for some emergencies.While the Ennis Road CFR group is supported by the HSE and the National Ambulance Service, they do not get any funding to buy their own equipment, including AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) or to provide accredited training and purchase training equipment.This is why they are running a major fundraising day on this Thursday, December 20 in Dunnes Stores at the Jetland Shopping Centre on the Ennis Road.“We are appealing to the people living in the area to support our fundraising next Thursday because we need this money to help us to buy this essential equipment and also to provide ongoing accredited training for our volunteers,” Mr Kerley Mary [email protected] Print Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Advertisement Linkedin Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students NewsLocal NewsCommunity first responders need funds to save livesBy Staff Reporter – December 23, 2018 1274 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

New Law Extends Protections for Reverse Mortgages

first_img Previous: OCC Debuts Program to Expand Financial Inclusion Next: FHA Proposes Revisions to Single-Family Servicing Policies Related Articles About Author: Chuck Green in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News July 14, 2020 1,336 Views A lifeline’s on the way for delinquent reverse mortgage borrowers in the D.C. area, according to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Code.The “Reverse Mortgage Insurance and Tax Payment Program Temporary Amendment Act of 2020” was passed by The Council of the District of Columbia, the local government’s legislative branch, according to Reverse Mortgage Daily. The purpose is to extend the Reverse Mortgage Insurance & Tax Payment Program (ReMIT) in the area. The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) launched it in last year.The new law is to extend protections for reverse mortgage borrowers who have entered delinquency.The DCHFA Reverse Mortgage Insurance and Tax Payment Program has been extended—on an emergency basis—by the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency Act, called the “Reverse Mortgage Insurance and Tax Payment Program Emergency Amendment Act of 2020”, according to Code. Condominium and homeowners association fees also were included as greenlighted uses of the financial assistance by the program.Thirty-two percent of Americans did not make a full, on-time housing payment is July, according to Apartment List. This is up slightly from 30% in June.The report added that missed payments are concentrated among renters, young and low-income households, and residents of dense urban areas.During the first week of July, 19% of Americans had made no housing payment, while an additional 13% paid just a portion of their monthly bill.However, of those that missed the payment in June, 89% said they paid that month’s bill as of the first week of July.The report added that 43% of households earning between $25,000 and $75,000 did not pay their full housing payment in July.Additionally, homeowners between the ages of 45-60 were found to miss the most payments at 22%. An additional 7% made a partial payment.Apartment List’s survey said the share of homeowners concerned about foreclosures rose from 14% to 17%. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Delinquency Reverse Mortgage Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / New Law Extends Protections for Reverse Mortgages Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Delinquency Reverse Mortgage 2020-07-14 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago New Law Extends Protections for Reverse Mortgages Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

Grand Fond Road made wider and safer

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share 15 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Grand Fond Road made wider and safer by: – June 19, 2012 Share A section of the Grand Fond roadWidening work on the Grand Fond road is now at an advanced stage with the promise of a much more comfortable road for motorists and pedestrians alike upon the project’s completion.Work on that road project commenced in April of this year, following heavy rains last November which resulted in significant road edge failure to what used to be a very narrow stretch of road.Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Fond Constituency Hon. Ivor Stephenson, Public Works Minister Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore and a representative from Offshore Civil and Marine incorporated, the contracting local company engaged on the project paid a visit to the project site on Friday June 15, 2012.Hon. Ivor Stephenson is pleased with the extent of work done so far and is convinced that when the project is complete the road will be much safer for road users. Hon. Stephenson admits that the road has been a hindrance for several years.“People who have been going to Grand Fond would know that this is a very narrow strip of road. It would basically scare people, it was not safe and it was very possible to have accidents”.The parliamentary representative says the project is being done in three critical areas.“In the “vava” area and below the “tomiel” to” kabwit “area we had massive excavation works being done”.Section of the Grand Fond road. Public Works Minister Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore says so far over five hundred thousand dollars have been spent on this important road project. “Immediately after we had the effects of the rain last year we spent one hundred and fifty thousand dollars (E.C $150,000.00) to do initial excavation work. We are currently spending over four hundred thousand dollars (E.C $400,000.00) to do this aspect of the project”.The Minister says the next phase of the project will include the construction of storm drains and resurfacing works.“The intention in terms of the quantum of work to be done going forward is to have three hundred meters of road work and three hundred meters of concrete drains. We are going to have slipper drains and storm drains” he added. The Minister says these road improvement will be a significant improvement to what previously obtained.“The intention is to have two- way traffic throughout the length of the road”.The rehabilitation of the Grand Fond road is a further manifestation of Government’s commitment to improve the country’s road network by 2015.Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool’s title hopes look in tatters after they blew a three-goal lead with 11 minutes remaining to draw 3-3 at Crystal Palace. Brendan Rodgers’ men looked on course to move three points clear at the top of the Premier League table and heap the pressure back on Manchester City ahead of their home game against Aston Villa on Wednesday thanks to goals from Joe Allen, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez.However Damien Delaney’s deflected strike and a two-goal blast from super-sub Dwight Gayle earned the Eagles an unlikely point in a crazy finale at Selhurst Park. The draw means Liverpool do move a point ahead of City at the top of the table but a win and draw from their remaining home games against Villa and West Ham respectively should seal Manuel Pellegrini’s side the title because of their super nine-goal goal difference.Liverpool had an early shout for a penalty when Yannick Bolasie’s wild swing caught Glen Johnson in the area and he went to ground but referee Mark Clattenburg awarded the corner instead. Mamadou Sakho should have scored from that seventh minute corner as he was left unmarked but headed down and wide of the far post.Allen’s high ball into the Palace area on 15 minutes was met by the head of Johnson who timed his run into the box to perfection but he couldn’t keep his effort down as it dropped on top of the stranded Julian Speroni’s goal. Liverpool took the lead three minutes later when they won a corner down the left after Sturridge’s effort was deflected inches wide of the far post.Steven Gerrard whipped the flag-kick in and Allen was unmarked at the back post to head in his first goal for the club. Palace came back into the game and Simon Mignolet was forced into his first meaningful save on 33 minutes as Jason Puncheon’s low strike flew towards the bottom corner and he got down well to parry it away. Two minutes later he was at full stretch to tip a deflected Miles Jedinak effort from outside the area over his bar. Liverpool had the final effort of the half on 43 minutes when Suarez tried to catch out Speroni at his near post with an effort from a tight angle down the left but the Palace keeper did well to save.Liverpool edged further ahead on 53 minutes when Sturridge collected a long ball from Gerrard and got in a shot from the edge of the box which deflected off Delaney on its way past Speroni. Two minutes later it was 3-0 as Suarez exchanged passes with Raheem Sterling before firing low past Speroni. Liverpool set about looking to eat further into City’s goal difference advantage as Speroni did well to tip over a fierce drive from Johnson on 67 minutes.However Palace got a foot-hold back into the game on 79 minutes when Delaney’s effort from outside the area took a slight nick off Johnson and flew into the top corner of Mignolet’s net. Liverpool’s nerves were jangling further two minutes later when Palace broke quickly from defending a corner and Bolasie surged into the left of the area before teeing up Gayle in the centre who coolly beat Mignolet with a side-foot effort.Palace continued knocking at the door for an equaliser and were rewarded with two minutes left as Glenn Murray chested on a long ball forward into the path of Gayle in the area and he made no mistake lashing his effort past Mignolet. Both sides went for a winner in stoppage time with Gayle firing an effort wide of the post for Palace and Liverpool substitute Victor Moses just failed to scramble the ball home from close range when the hosts couldn’t clear a corner into their area.Rlast_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: George Kittle, Evan Engram, Delanie Walker, Austin Hooper affect Week 12 TE rankings

first_imgGeorge Kittle and Evan Engram are two top-tier tight ends with the chance to make it back from their injuries in Week 12. Otherwise it could be another week of Ross Dwelley dominance. Delanie Walker could also return soon, while Austin Hooper remains in rehab mode. You’ll need to know the latest updates on these TEs before making your waiver pickups and start ’em, sit ’em decisions in what promises to be a tough Week 12.For updates on Marlon Mack and James Conner, go here; for the latest on JuJu Smith-Schuster, click here; for news on Devonta Freeman, Jordan Howard, and Saquon Barkley, go here; for updates on banged-up WRs, such as Will Fuller, T.Y. Hilton, Tyler Lockett, and more, click here. Follow us for more news and updates on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerGeorge Kittle injury updateKittle’s status for Week 12 won’t be determined until later in the week, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday. He was inactive for Week 11, as expected, with what was listed as a knee and ankle injury. The Niners play Sunday night against the Packers.If Kittle misses out again, Ross Dwelley remains a top-10 fantasy play against a Packers’ defense that’s among the worst at defending tight ends. Kittle is obviously an auto-start when active. MORE WEEK 12:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSEven Engram injury newsEngram told reporters Monday that it’s “definitely possible” he could make his return in Week 12 against the Bears, also remarking on an “upward trend” in his progress. Engram didn’t practice Monday, though.Engram is an every-week start at tight end when healthy, while his backups (mainly Rhett Ellison) aren’t worth considering as possible fantasy plays.WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWhen will Delanie Walker return?Walker had a new brace for his ankle Monday and is optimistic he can play this week, he told reporters Monday. He said he’ll need to make a return to the practice field and feel out the ankle before he knows what’s next for sure.Jonnu Smith has been seemingly as good as Walker while the veteran has been out. A Walker return would cloudy the waters, because there’d be a share in production instead of it just going to Smith. The Titans host Jacksonville at 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday.WEEK 12 DFS: FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | Y! Cash | Y! GPP Austin Hooper injury updateFalcons coach Dan Quinn said Monday that Hooper (knee) is “trending in the right way” in his recovery from a sprained MCL. He was originally expected to be out until at least Week 14, but Quinn said Hooper could return to practice as soon as Thursday. (Update: Hooper has been ruled OUT for Week 12.)It’s still highly unlikely Hooper plays this week, but he’s obviously worth holding onto until he returns. Jaeden Graham and Luke Stocker received two total targets in his absence, so it’s tough to trust either despite a great matchup this week against Tampa.last_img read more

Serena chases record 24th Slam as Osaka, Halep eye US Open

first_img“Last year I lost three matches in a row before I came here, so I just wanted to get one match. Then it just kept building on from that,” she said.“This year I went to two quarter-finals back to back and I feel very confident about how I am right now.”While it’s Osaka’s first time defending a Slam, she had her first taste of defending a title this year at Indian Wells.“Going to Indian Wells and learning how defending champion pressure feels, I think it definitely helped me out going into this tournament,” Osaka said. “Because I just feel more loose and comfortable here.“I’m not sure if it’s because the last couple of months have been kind of turbulent but definitely I feel really comfortable and I know that, despite everything, I play well here every year. So I’m not too worried about that.”And she’s much better after pulling out in Cincinnati with a left knee injury.“It’s getting better. I’ve been playing more, longer every day,” she said. “Luckily I’m a fast healer so I think it’s looking good.”– Halep’s confidence high –Halep, who has crashed out of the US Open in the first round the past two years, enters with confidence after beating Williams at Wimbledon.“It cannot be worse than the last two years, to lose in the first round,” Halep said. “I’m really good. I’m feeling healthy. I’m feeling fresh.“The pressure of doing something special, it’s off. Now what comes, comes as a bonus. I’m still working, I’m still motivated to win titles. I’ve started to feel more and more that I’m capable to do that so my confidence is very high.”Barty says “nothing has really changed for me” since her title at Roland Garros.“I just come here to play and do the best that I can,” Barty said. “I’m focused on my first round on Monday and that’s all I’m worried about for the moment.”Share on: WhatsApp Eighth-seeded Serena Williams will be commanding the first day of US Open as she faces Maria Sharapova in the first round.New York, United States | AFP |  Serena Williams has the US Open spotlight as she chases tennis history, but a host of Grand Slam winners and high-ranked rivals are also taking aim at the title.The 37-year-old American will be the focus of attention when the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins Monday with her first-round night match against Russian Maria Sharapova the most anticipated of the women’s openers.“Of course I’m going to watch it,” said top-seeded defending champion Naomi Osaka, who beat Williams in last year’s US Open final. “I think everyone in New York is going to watch it.“I’m not that surprised that that happened, because at every Grand Slam there’s always some sort of drama. Like a first round. Like, Oh my God. So this match just happens to be that for this tournament.”Williams will try to capture her 24th Grand Slam singles title to match the all-time record set by Margaret Court.Eighth-seeded Williams, who could meet second-seeded French Open champion Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the quarter-finals, has not won a Slam since the 2017 Australian Open when she was pregnant, losing the US Open final to Osaka last year amid controversy and the past two Wimbledon finals — including last month to Romania’s Simona Halep.Barty, Osaka, Halep and Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova, seeking her first Slam title, are among the foes trying to deny Williams yet again in a quest she insists doesn’t dominate her thoughts.“I think it’s definitely meaningful, but at this point in my career, I just try to think of different things and even bigger goals — so it’s just like 24 is just a thing,” Williams said earlier this month.“There are so much more important things in my life. And obviously tennis is super important to me… but yeah there are always other things in life, I feel, that are really big on my plate too.”Williams has not played since retiring from the WTA Toronto final with back spasms, handing Canada’s Bianca Andreescu the title.“Definitely if she manages physically, then I think she can do really well here,” Andreescu said.“She’ll do great, as she always does,” added 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens.– Osaka ‘very confident’ –Osaka won last year’s final after Williams was given a game penalty by umpire Carlos Ramos, who US Open officials have decided will not work on any match with Serena or Venus Williams at this year’s US Open.This time, Osaka has had a better run-up to the Open despite a first-round Wimbledon crash out.last_img read more