Slow food news and reminders

first_imgSlow Food for babies and toddlers Sunday February 1 at the Hunt Museum from 3pmSlow food Limerick and region AGM reminder: Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Slow Food Limerick & Region AGM is on Saturday February 7, at 3pm in the drawing room of the new Number One Pery Square Hotel. At the AGM, leadership and committee member positions are open to interested parties.Anyone interested in going forward for a position should nominate themselves in advance through email ([email protected]). The chapter is looking forward to seeing you at the AGM and also to seeing new involvement with organising educational, gourmet and cultural events celebrating artisan and good food locally. Slow food Limerick and region Gourmet dinner reminder: Slow Food Gourmet Dinner: Cornstore Limerick, Wednesday February 25, 7.30pmBookings are being taken by Chris or Dave at the Cornstore on 061 609000, or by email at [email protected] Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Emailcenter_img Print NewsSlow food news and remindersBy admin – January 30, 2009 538 Advertisement Previous articleSticky coffee browniesNext articleWeekly crime update adminlast_img read more

GOOD NEWS: Atmos Energy delivers thousands of meals to healthcare heroes

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp GOOD NEWS: Atmos Energy delivers thousands of meals to healthcare heroes Through its Fueling Safe and Thriving Communities program, Atmos Energy partnered with local restaurants across its 1,400 communities to deliver $175,000 in meals to healthcare workers during National Hospital Week (May 9-15).“We are thankful for the selfless efforts of healthcare professionals to protect and care for our communities,” Brandi Price, Atmos Energy vice president of public affairs, said. “National Hospital Week is a fantastic opportunity to honor and thank our hometown heroes and support local restaurants.”Established by the American Hospital Association, National Hospital Week is an opportunity to highlight hospitals, health systems, health care workers, and the innovative ways they support their communities, especially during this pandemic. Twitter Pinterest Twitter By OA Life – May 22, 2021 center_img Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Local News TAGSAtmos EnergyFueling Safe and Thriving Communitieshealthcare workers Previous articleHarmony hosts virtual job fairNext articleGOOD NEWS: The Breast Center recognized for excellence OA Lifelast_img read more

Mortgage Debt Hits New Highs

first_imgMortgage debt hit a record $15.8 trillion in Q3 2019, according to data from LearnBonds.com. According to the data, this is the highest amount since the 2008 economic crisis which stood at $14.7 trillion.The home mortgage sector rates showed a steady decline in recent years to hit a low of $13.3 trillion in the third quarter of 2013, and from the 2013 Q3, the debt has increased in a steady trajectory to hit the latest figures recorded in 2019. From the data, there was $401 billion in newly originated mortgage debt in 2018 Q4.“Generally, the mortgage is among the largest component of household debt across the United States,” LearnBonds notes. “However, the mortgage rates have been low since the last quarter of 2018. The Federal Reserve Bank resorted to lowering the rates in the wake of trade uncertainty which affected the global economic growth.”Additionally, debt-to-income (DTI) ratios are on the decline, loan-to-value (LTV) ratios are on the rise, and average credit scores for conventional conforming home loans ticked up as of Q3 2019, according to data from CoreLogic.The average DTI for conventional conforming loans was 36% for Q3 2019, down one point from a year earlier. CoreLogic noted that this shift may be a result of a “relaxing of affordability pressures” as mortgage rates eased in 2019.Mortgage rates declined over the first three quarters of the year and were down 1 percentage point on an annual basis in the third quarter of the year.CoreLogic noted that “credit-risk attributes of borrowers have shown dramatic variation in the last 20 years,” but that while DTI and LTV ratios have relaxed overall, “there has been no change in credit score standards.”Also, the high DTI and LTV loans tend to be fully documented “and thus are different than the pre-housing crash high DTI and LTV loans,” many of which were low or no-documentation loans.Over the past few years, new policies loosening credit standards for the GSEs have helped push average DTI and LTV ratios up for conventional conforming home loans.  Print This Post Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Debt Hits New Highs Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: HUD: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule ‘Ineffective’ Next: Mortgage Relief Scam Defendants to Pay $18.5M Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Mortgage Debt Hits New Highs Crisis debt Income mortgage 2020-01-07 Seth Welborncenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily 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 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 7, 2020 1,657 Views Tagged with: Crisis debt Income mortgage The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Delhi HC Issues Notice To SCBA In Ashok Arora’s Plea Challenging Executive Committee’s Decision To Suspend Him As Secretary

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi HC Issues Notice To SCBA In Ashok Arora’s Plea Challenging Executive Committee’s Decision To Suspend Him As Secretary Sanya Talwar5 July 2020 1:23 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice in Advocate Ashok Arora’s plea seeking quashing of his suspension from the post of Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) by its Resolution dated May 8, 2020.A bench of Justice Mukta Gupta while issuing notice to the plea challenging suspension of Arora vide the Executive Committee’s Resolution allowed a week’s time to file…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice in Advocate Ashok Arora’s plea seeking quashing of his suspension from the post of Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) by its Resolution dated May 8, 2020.A bench of Justice Mukta Gupta while issuing notice to the plea challenging suspension of Arora vide the Executive Committee’s Resolution allowed a week’s time to file replication and rejoinder and listed the matter for further hearing on August 6.On May 8, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) suspended its Secretary, Ashok Arora, with immediate effect after the Executive Committee (EC) took this decision in a meeting.Vide this Resolution, it was also decided that Rohit Pandey, the Assistant Secretary, will take over the roles and responsibilities of the Secretary.This development came soon after Arora had circulated a message amongst SCBA members, in an attempt to convene an Emergent General Meeting (EGM) on May 11 to discuss the the removal of SCBA President, Dushyant Dave, from his post for passing a Resolution on February 25 condemning public remarks made by Justice Arun Mishra in praise of PM Narendra Modi. Arora had alleged that Dave is using the office of SCBA for political purposes and called for his removal from the primary membership of the Bar Association as well.On June 5, SCBA issued a notice to Ashok Arora to show cause as to why ex-parte proceedings by a three-member committee should not be initiated against him for alleged imputations laid out in the notice.Soon after being suspended, Arora had sent out a message to members of the Bar accusing the EC of intimidating him on different occasions and further alleging that Dave’s conduct has brought disrepute to the Bar.In an extraordinary move, the Bar Council of India intervened in the issue to stay the SCBA resolution suspending Arora. The SCBA responded to this by stating that ‘BCI has no power to control Bar Associations’Click Here To Download OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Cops to suspected serial killer: ‘We know it’s you. Can you please tell us why?’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — While they didn’t get a confession, Florida cops got a suspect to give them all the evidence they said they needed, including the murder weapon, to link him to a series of killings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood for 37 days in 2017, according to investigative reports and an audio recording of the interrogation. Howell Donaldson III, a former member of the St. John’s University men’s basketball team, was arrested after four hours of interrogation by Tampa Bay police detectives after police said he gave them permission to test his handgun and inspect his iPhone.  Tests on the gun confirmed the weapon was used in the killings in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, and data on Donaldson’s cellphone showed he had been in the neighborhood at the times of all four killings, according to records and audio recordings released by prosecutors on Friday.Donaldson was detained for questioning on Nov. 28, 2017, after he brought a duffel bag containing a loaded .40-caliber Glock 27 handgun to work at a McDonald’s and tried to give it to his manager for safe keeping. The manager called the police, giving them the key break in solving the serial killings that began Oct. 9, 2017, when Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was shot while waiting at a bus stop.In an audio recording of the interrogation obtained by ABC station WFTS-TV in Tampa, Donaldson told homicide detectives Kenneth Nightlinger and Austin Hill why he tried to give his legally purchased gun to his manager at McDonald’s. “I was going back to St. John’s, and I didn’t want the firearm to be in my home with my little brother. Accidents happen,” Donaldson told the detectives. But the detectives didn’t believe him, and Nightlinger asked, “Was that something that was driven by your conscious, to make sure that you did not have that gun in your possession? Was it a conscience-driven act?”Donaldson simply replied, “Nah.”During the interrogation, the detectives spoke with Donaldson on topics ranging from basketball to the education he was pursuing at St. John’s in Queens, New York, before they began grilling him about the series of unsolved killings. The school confirmed Donaldson had been a walk-on member of the men’s basketball team briefly during the 2011-12 season.Nightlinger went through each killing with Donaldson, showing him photos of the victims, calling them “decent people.” “That’s a 60-year-old man that was out feeding the homeless. That’s an autistic kid, OK, that missed his bus. This young woman, 30 years old, was merely walking from her aunt’s place. All right? Just down the road, in her neighborhood. And this young man right here was waiting at a bus. To go pick up his girlfriend and make sure she got home safely,” Nightlinger said in the audio tape. “Decent people. People like you.”The detective continued, asking Donaldson, “What makes a person do that? Is it something in their mind that just snaps?”Donaldson responded, “I don’t know. Probably lost a loved one, or, I don’t know.”At that point, the detectives pressed harder, asking whether he had lost a loved one. Donaldson told them he had an aunt he was close to who had died of cancer.As the grilling continued, the detectives questioned Donaldson about the serial killings and asked if he owed the victims’ families an explanation. They told Donaldson the tests on his gun would soon come back, possibly confirming their suspicions that he was involved in the killings.“The times these people were killed, you were up in that area. But you haven’t told me as to why. Can you explain why?” Nightlinger asked, telling Donaldson his cellphone data and searches connected him to the location of the killings around the times they were committed.In addition to Mitchell, Monica Hoffa, 32, was shot to death on Oct. 11; Anthony Naiboa, 20, was gunned down on Oct. 19; and Ronald Felton, 60, was fatally shot on Nov. 14.“Can you explain why you did a number of searches on the Seminole Heights case?” Hill asked the suspect.Donaldson declined to answer, saying, “I just want to see my family right now.”“This is the gun. You murdered those people. Your phone put you right there at specific times,” Nightlinger said. “We know it’s you. Can you please tell us why?”Donaldson replied: “I just don’t know anything else to say. I just want to … I guess talk to my attorney, or talk to who I need to talk to.” Soon after the interrogation ended, Donaldson was arrested on suspicion of four counts of murder, and he was later indicted by a grand jury.Donaldson’s parents, Howell Jr. and Rosita Donaldson, also spoke to detectives.“We wondered why he didn’t go out and do things with friends, but he was always home,” Rita Donaldson told detectives, according to police documents obtained by WFTS.She was asked if they’d noticed a change in her son.“Some the last couple of months,” she said, “but nothing like this.”When the parents later refused to answer questions from prosecutors, Circuit Judge Mark Wolfe in February found them in indirect civil contempt of court. Wolf ordered them placed under house arrest.Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against Donaldson, whose trial has yet to be scheduled.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Suspect caught on video attacking Asian woman with hammer in NYC

first_imgNew York Police Dept.(NEW YORK) — New York City police are searching for the suspect who was caught on video attacking an Asian woman with a hammer on a Manhattan street.The 31-year-old victim was walking with another woman in Midtown when the suspect approached and demanded that the two women remove their masks, according to the New York City Police Department.The suspect then struck the 31-year-old in the head with a hammer before fleeing on foot, police said.The victim was taken to a hospital for a laceration to her head, police said.“She was talking to herself, like talking to a wall. I thought maybe she was drunk or something,” the victim, who only wanted to be identified by her first name Theresa, told ABC New York station WABC-TV. “So we just wanted to pass through her quickly. She saw us and said ‘Take off your f—– mask.’”Theresa moved to New York in 2019 to study for a master’s degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology, WABC reported.After the pandemic started, she went to Taiwan to stay with her parents and she just returned to New York last month to look for a job, WABC reported.“My mom actually told me please be careful, there’s a lot of Asian crime happening in America,” Theresa said.Anti-Asian attacks are on the rise in New York City. One attack was reported in 2019 while 33 were reported last year. So far in 2021, 47 have been reported, according to NYPD data.The NYPD said its hate crime task force is investigating this latest attack. Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Winkworth expands lettings presence in Reading

first_imgWinkworth has expanded its presence in Reading, with the acquisition of local lettings agency AMPM, adding a portfolio of more than 80 landlords to its lettings business.The new portfolio includes a mix of flats and houses, that are all within a five mile radius of the Winkworth office in the town centre.Director Michael Foldvari, who runs the Winkworth franchise in Reading with fellow directors James Hathaway and Jon Hallett, said, “The acquisition of AMPM, a longstanding agency in the area, will add a major portfolio to our already substantial lettings business.”James Hathaway commented, “This expansion reinforces Winkworth’s leading position in the lettings market in Reading. Angela Cox, owner of AMPM, will continue to work with us as a consultant.”“Our new investor clients will benefit from the service Winkworth offers, with access to sales expertise, mortgages, excellent back office support and training, the latest knowledge on proptech and regulations and a superb, expanding network of offices throughout the UK and, most importantly, from within the M25, where we are one of the largest agencies in London, ” added Jon Hallett.Dominic Agace, Winkworth’s CEO, added, “This latest expansion by our Reading franchise reflects our growth plans in the Home Counties. There is an increasing demand from people in London to move to the Reading area to rent or buy and our offices in the capital are able to provide the connection. We are also keen to talk to independent agents or those looking to launch their own businesses in the wider Home Counties region.”Michael Foldvari Jon Hallett Reading Dominic Agace winkworth May 21, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Winkworth expands lettings presence in Reading previous nextAgencies & PeopleWinkworth expands lettings presence in ReadingThe Negotiator21st May 20200397 Viewslast_img read more

Update: El Faro Wreck Confirmed

first_img The wreckage found over the weekend at the bottom of the ocean has now been confirmed as the missing cargo ship El Faro.Located by the US Navy’s USNS Apache on October 31, the remains were confirmed after a search team aboard the vessel conducted numerous surveys, as reported by NTSB.Survey of area and the vessel continues at a depth of about 15,000 feet where the hull was located. The team on Apache will use CURV 21, a deep ocean remotely operated vehicle outfitted with a video camera, to start the documentation of the vessel and the debris field and attempt to locate and recover the voyage data recorder.The cargo ship El Faro went missing on October 1 when it was hit by Hurricane Joaquin.Image: TOTE View post tag: Wreck View post tag: USNS Apache Authorities Update: El Faro Wreck Confirmed November 3, 2015center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Update: El Faro Wreck Confirmed View post tag: El Faro View post tag: confirmed Share this articlelast_img read more

Galactic Welcomes Members Of Turkuaz & Lyrics Born For Winter Tour Closer [Videos/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Josh Huver On Saturday, March 31, the legendary Warfield Theater in San Francisco held a heavyweight showdown that featured two top-class masters in funk entertainment, the world favorite Galactic from New Orleans, LA and Turkuaz from Brooklyn, NY.Wrapping up a winter tour that consisted of 30 shows in 34 days with 9,268 miles logged from coast to coast, Galactic is known for touring heavily to start the year. Turkuaz joined the tour for its final leg through California.Turkuaz is a non-stop touring machine that seems to thrive on crisscrossing the country “Coast to Coast”. A favorite night out for locals whenever they are in the San Francisco Bay Area, Turkuaz routinely hits the Bay at least three times a year either through festival appearances or a slot on tour.Fans tend to agree, the show is fun. The nine-piece rainbow clad band (more often than not) crams themselves onto stages not typically meant for bands of that size. But to avoid getting lost in the shuffle, each member has their own specific color-coded wardrobe and instrument labeling. Saturday night, the band had plenty of room to stretch their legs.At the Warfield, the Turkuaz horn section is anchored leftmost (from the audience) by saxophonist Josh Schwartz, clad in purple. It is a high honor to wear purple in a funk band, and Schwartz soars–not just with his baritone sax, but also with a rich baritone singing voice as demonstrated on a cover of The Bar-Kays’ “Holy Ghost”, an appropriate day-before-Easter pick. Next to Schwartz, in red, is tenor saxophonist Greg Sanderson belting fast-paced melodies and intricate flourishes. Chris Brouwers, in black, pulls double duty, often simultaneously playing the trumpet and a keyboard.In the center of the stage, lead vocalist and guitarist in blue Dave Brandwein is flanked on his right (audience left) by Shira Elias’ bright yellow ray of sunshine and on the left (audience right) by the equally stunning bubblegum pink aura of Sammi Garett. Behind them in a field of green sits drummer Michelangelo Carubba. At one point late in Turkuaz’ hour-long set, the band turned to Carubba for a drum solo which he began with only one arm, outperforming several drummers at their peak with two.Holding down the right side of it all are bassist Taylor Shell and dual instrumentalist Craig Brodhead on keyboards and guitar. Shell, decked in orange, is the most mobile member of the band, only attached to his bass guitar and no microphone. While Brodhead anchors the edge of the Warfield stage in white, Shell can be seen strutting from Garett to Carubba to Brodhead and back without missing a note.While the other band members rarely leave their zones, they keep the audience visually engaged with synchronized dance moves–head nods, knee bends, twists and kicks being some of the most common. Elias and Garett can be found running in place or executing more complex synchronizations, even with percussion instruments in hand. As evidenced in their final song of the set, “Everyone’s A Winner” when Turkuaz plays.By the time Galactic took the stage, the audience was hot-stepping like the floor was lava. The world-renowned funk band filtered out onstage, calm, cool and collected. From right to left, the band featured the stoic and statuesque Jeff Raines on guitar balanced by the slightly more animated Robert Mercurio on bass. Stanton Moore kept the fills moving forward and the tempo tight on drums (featuring not one but two different kick drums), while keyboardist Richard Vogel layered heavy blankets of organ over and underneath the sound of the band, taking flight in the transitions.Anchoring the left side of the stage again was the horn section. A two-tandem team between longtime saxophonist and blues-harpist Ben Ellman and newcomer Shamarr Allen on what appeared to be a compact, pocket-sized trumpet. The pair of blowers would trade licks over the rest of the group. Taking their time going on long runs of notes or holding one note for over a full 50 seconds, the band gave them plenty of room.Leading the band on vocals was neo R&B soul singer Erica Falls. Falls was dynamite on every bar. Coupled with a commanding stage presence, Falls took lead vocals on the classic “You Don’t Know” from Galactic’s 2010 NOLA funk masterpiece Ya-Ka-May. The crowd instantly fell in love with Falls, especially after she began conducting the audience.As true to Galactic’s widespread, “jam with everybody we can” mentality found on their records, they welcomed Bay Area rapper and producer Lyrics Born to the stage. They performed “Rock-Rock-Away”, a single from Lyrics Born’s 2015 album Real People and featuring Galactic. Later, they brought the Turkuaz horns onstage as well.Overall, the show Saturday night at the Warfield was one of the funkiest nights San Francisco has seen in weeks, as delivered in a way only Galactic, supported by Turkuaz could be delivered. Load remaining images Thanks the author, Joshua Huver of Must Have Media, for the videos of the performance as well as the photo gallery below.Galactic | The Warfield | San Francisco, CA | 3/31/18 | Photos by Josh Huver Photo: Joshua Huver Turkuaz | The Warfield | San Francisco, CA | 3/31/18 | Photos by Josh Huverlast_img read more