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 Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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 explained.by 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

Mortgage REITs Unlikely to Catch a Break in Q3

first_img Tagged with: Mortgage REITs Single-Family Rental Market in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Mortgage REITs Unlikely to Catch a Break in Q3 Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage REITs Unlikely to Catch a Break in Q3 Share Save Kerri Panchuk is an attorney and financial writer with more than a decade of experience covering real estate, default servicing, residential mortgage-backed securities, retail, macroeconomics, and commercial real estate. Panchuk graduated from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and texas Tech University, Panchuk previously served DSNews.com as online managing editor/producer and webcast anchor. In April, she rejoined the Fiver Star Institute as executive director of member groups, overseeing the development and growth of the National Appraisal Congress and Title and Closing Coalition. Panchuk is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 10/16/2015 Next: VRM University Unveils Diversity & Inclusion Self-Assessment Tool The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mortgage REITs Single-Family Rental Market 2015-10-16 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 16, 2015 1,427 Views The Mortgage REIT sector—an investment class in which participants invest in secondary market mortgages—is unlikely to catch a break in the third quarter due to rate uncertainty, quick prepayments and spread widening, analysts with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) said Friday.Still, the single-family rental segment continues to look fairly solid.KBW called the third quarter difficult and estimates mREIT book values will fall 3.5 percent quarter-over-quarter, with more mREITs reporting earning misses than positive results. To make matters worse, KBW noted that “while nearly half the group cut dividends in 3Q we expect management commentary to suggest more cuts ahead.”Overall, the sector continues to brace for heavily discounted books, as rate uncertainty remains a challenge for mREIT investors.Despite all of the pessimism, KBW’s report on single-family rental REITs looked more favorable, with analysts predicting improved net operating income margins on increased occupancy.KBW rated two single-family REITs – American Homes 4 Rent and Starwood Waypoint Residential – as outperform, with price targets of $19.00 and $29.00, respectively, up from current prices of $16.62 and $24.88.Meanwhile, Altisource Residential Corp. and Silver Bay Realty Trust ranked as market perform by KBW.For American Homes 4 Rent, KBW placed the REIT’s occupancy at 93.5 percent in its forecast, while projecting an acquisition of 900 homes. Last month, the American Homes 4 Rent board approved a $300 million share repurchase program—a development that KBW views favorably.Starwood Waypoint Residential is forecasted to acquire 550 homes, with management expected to pay $80 to $120 million in the third quarter on single-family acquisitions. KBW projects the REIT will have a portfolio leased rate of 93.6% and an occupancy rate of 90.7 percent.KBW pointed to Starwood Waypoint’s merger with Colony American Homes as a boon for the firm, saying “while dilutive to book value,” the deal will resolve strategic issues that “SWAY has been facing including scale and its externally managed corporate structure.” Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Kerri Panchuk Subscribelast_img read more

Mc Monagle wants LTC to prepare for future cold snaps

first_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Mc Monagle wants LTC to prepare for future cold snaps RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Adverts Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Previous articleSearch continues for missing Letterkenny womanNext articleSearch resumes for missing Letterkenny woman News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp A Letterkenny councillor is urging officials to investigate how the Town Council can take steps to ensure that footpaths are cleared during cold snaps in the future.Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle says it’s clear that the severe weather over the past two weeks will be a regular feature during future winters, and now is the time for Letterkenny Town Council to investigate what equipment it can buy to ensure that footpaths are clear.Cllr Mc Monagle says it does not have to be an expensive venture………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/gmcmon10.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – December 13, 2010 last_img read more

Add flavour

first_imgCream Supplies (CS) is promoting its range of coffee and beverage flavouring syrups to add to coffee, frappes and shakes. The firm supplies over 20 different items, which can also be used in sauces, coulis, desserts or for flavouring cream. Popular varieties include vanilla, hazelnut and caramel, but unusual flavours such as marshmallow, lychee and bubblegum are also offered.CS said it can accommodate flavours for special dietary needs, for example a sugar-free option.www.creamsupplies.co.uklast_img read more

Arsenal have begun the interview process for new manager as Freddie Ljungberg struggles in interim role

first_imgAdvertisement Freddie Ljungberg is very unlikely to get the Arsenal job on a permanent basis (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have already begun interviewing candidates to take the role as permanent manager, although they are only focusing on targets who are currently out of work.The Gunners crashed to a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton in the Premier League on Thursday night, leaving interim boss Freddie Ljungberg without a win in his two games in charge.The Swede was also at the helm for the 2-2 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road at the weekend and has now overseen Arsenal drop to 10th in the table, just five points above the relegation zone.The Telegraph reports that even before the surprise loss to the Seagulls at the Emirates, the club had started speaking to potential new managers.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEdu, the technical director at the Emirates, is leading the search and is currently just looking at people not employed so they can take over as soon as possible.The same source reports that the club do think very highly of Ljungberg and would, in theory, be happy to let him remain in charge for the rest of the season, but if results do not pick up that looks extremely unlikely.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThere are numerous candidates to take the reins from the Swede, with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri near the top of the list of those currently without a club.The other potential replacements are all currently employed, with Mikel Arteta working as a coach at Manchester City, Carlo Ancelotti in charge at Napoli, Brendan Rodgers at Leicester and Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves.The Athletic reported that Luis Enrique was the first choice of Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi, but he has now returned to his role as Spain manager.The Gunners are back in action on Monday night in the Premier League away to West Ham as they look to halt a run of results that has seen them winless in nine matches.MORE: Tony Adams blasts ‘lightweight’ Arsenal players after Brighton defeatMORE: Arsenal target Shanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira to replace Freddie Ljungberg Arsenal have begun the interview process for new manager as Freddie Ljungberg struggles in interim role Phil HaighFriday 6 Dec 2019 7:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link935Sharescenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more