Copper collector hid behind couch

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Previous articleHolidaymakers beware of jewellery scamsNext articleLimerick to have own designated ‘graffiti’ street admin Linkedin Email Printcenter_img A MAN who said that he had been given permission to remove copper piping from a house due for demolition, hid behind a couch when gardai came on the scene, a court heard.Jonathan Curtin(21) of 13 Yeats Avenue, admitted he was removing copper piping form a house at Mountain View in O’Malley Park on January 30 last.The court heard from Inspector Paul Reidy that gardai arrived at the house to find a “large bolt cutters at the front door. Mr Curtin was hiding behind a couch”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick District Court heard that Mr Curtin had 108 previous convictions, all for road traffic offences.Mr Curtin’s solicitor, John Devane, said that his client had been “working on an ad-hoc basis for the firm responsible for demolishing these houses under the Regeneration project. He had asked the builders if he could take the copper and was told he could”.Mr Devane said that Mr Curtin “was constantly getting into trouble. as a young person. with driving offences.“He has been out of trouble for some time now”.Judge Eugene O’Kelly asked why Mr Curtin was hiding behind the couch if he believed he had permission to take the copper?“Panic” Mr Devane said.Judge O’Kelly remanded him on bail for a probation report to November 8. WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsCopper collector hid behind couchBy admin – July 10, 2012 961 Twitterlast_img read more

When Vets Fall Behind on Mortgage Payments …

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago When Vets Fall Behind on Mortgage Payments … Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Previous: Accelerating Blighted Property Foreclosures Next: The Week Ahead: Will the Fed Raise Rates? Tagged with: CFPB Loan Loan Modifications Loss Mitigation mortgage payments Processing Servicemembers Veterans CFPB Loan Loan Modifications Loss Mitigation mortgage payments Processing Servicemembers Veterans 2019-01-25 Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Issues relating to loan modifications or collections were among the most common type of mortgage-related complaints by servicemembers, according to an annual report from the Office of Servicemember Affairs and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The report noted that around 40 percent of active duty servicemembers have a mortgage and over 700,000 veterans currently have a VA home loan mortgage.The report also indicated that veterans were 40 percent more likely to be underwater on their homes than non-veterans.Looking at the type of complaints received by servicemembers, the CFPB report said that the highest number of complaints (43 percent) related to troubles during the mortgage process while 31 percent servicemember complains were related to issues when they were struggling to pay their mortgage. When it came to the payment process, someservicemembers stated that “when they called their servicers, they could not get their single point of contact on the telephone.”Complaints suggest that payment application and the management of escrow accounts continue to be a challenge for some servicemembers the report indicated. Additionally, vets also described problems with their automatic payments when escrow shortages and surpluses caused a change in their monthly mortgage payment.When mortgages were transferred to a new company, they tended to cause confusion among servicemembers especially when they received notice about such transfers, the report indicated. Upon the transfer, some servicemembers described having “difficulty reconciling account balances or obtaining information related to their loan terms.They also described a range of challenges while modifying their mortgages, which included problems like servicers requesting the same documentation multiple times throughout the loss mitigation process as well as offering terms that were unaffordable. “In particular, servicemembers continued to experience trouble with effective loss mitigation options when receiving Permanent Change of Station orders,” the report noted.Despite these problems, the report noted that in comparison to non-servicemembers, veterans experienced these problems less frequently than their civilian counterparts.Click here to read the full report. 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. Related Articles January 25, 2019 2,611 Views center_img Home / Daily Dose / When Vets Fall Behind on Mortgage Payments … Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Speech: Non-proliferation and International Stability

first_imgThank you, Mr President.As we embark on another review cycle for the Non-proliferation treaty, it is important that we as the Security Council, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security, take a step back and consider the contribution made by the NPT to international stability. For the past 50 years, the NPT has minimised the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and provided the framework for significant nuclear disarmament. To take the United Kingdom’s own example, we have more than halved the number of warheads since the height of the Cold War.Of course, the NPT has not been about prohibition. It has also provided the framework to develop secure, safe, peaceful uses for nuclear energy globally. This ensures the international community can have confidence in the safety of civilian nuclear energy.But where proliferation does occur, the NPT also provides the framework for this Council’s action to contain it. Under the JCPOA, Iran is subjected to a rigorous programme of inspections made possible by the architecture underpinning the NPT. While this Council continues to demand that North Korea dismantle its nuclear programme, the verification of that will ultimately need to be conducted consistent with the NPT.As we approach another Review Conference, we should keep in mind that there is more that unites us than our differences, and that we all agree we should strengthen the NPT going forward. The United Kingdom is committed to working with all partners to securing a positive outcome to the Review Conferences. This this means resolving the Chairmanship, as well as agreeing an agenda for the RevCon in 2020, at the Third PrepCom.Mr President, despite these challenges, it is important that we continue to demonstrate progress on disarmament in a way that strengthens all of our security. This is why the United Kingdom is working on developing disarmament verification solutions, particularly with the United States, Sweden and Norway in the Quad. Establishing an effective verification regime will be vital if we are to realise our long-term goal of multilateral nuclear disarmament. States will need to have confidence that a nuclear-armed state has dismantled its warheads and that, crucially, this is done in a way that makes us safer, rather than spreading nuclear knowledge.This work has demonstrated that Non-Nuclear Weapon States can play an important role in the development of nuclear disarmament verification while preventing proliferation. We encourage all states to fully participate in this process to continue to grow capacity for verification worldwide – and very much welcome France and Germany’s joint verification exercise scheduled for later this year.Mr President, we must all continue to promote the step-by-step approach, and work for universalisation of the Non-proliferation treaty; early entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; and promote the early commencement and conclusions of negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty in the Conference on Disarmament.Let me set out some of the steps the United Kingdom is taking to help support a successful Review Conference outcome:We will be submitting a draft Implementation Report to the PrepCom, setting out how we have implemented the NPT this review cycle, and we encourage all states to do the same.We intend to use our coordinator role of the P5 process to continue the excellent work that has taken place under Chinese leadership, including continuing the P5’s dialogue with all signatories.We will remain a strong supporter of the IAEA and all the work it does, including efforts related to Technical Cooperation. The UK has made significant extra-budgetary contributions to support the refurbishment of the Seibersdorf laboratories (including just over 1 million euros between 2016 and 2018)We are pleased to have signed a new Voluntary Offer Agreement and Additional Protocol with the IAEA in June 2018 and the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018 which enables the UK to establish a domestic nuclear safeguards regime.We continue to regard the Additional Protocol as the gold standard of safeguards and urge those states who are yet to have done so to agree and ratify these agreements with the IAEA. We strongly support the State Level Concept.Mr President, I would also note the echoing silence on compliance issues from some of the states which are most eager to promote the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, a treaty that lacks any concrete provisions for verifying compliance. The UK will not support, sign or ratify this treaty.Mr President, We should not underestimate the challenges facing the Non-proliferation treaty – themselves an indication of the challenges facing international security. Any meaningful discussion on disarmament must take into account the wider security environment. We all have a responsibility to work towards a safer, more stable world, in which those states with nuclear weapons feel able to relinquish them, and this is where the United Nations Security Council must make its own contribution to the NPT. That must involve remaining resolute in our determination to fully disarm North Korea, and to prevent the escalation of conflicts. And we must give our full political support to the continuation of the NPT process and an agreed, consensus-based outcome to the upcoming review conference.Thank you Mr President.last_img read more

Ford’s new CEO promises investors more transparency, reports October sales declined 6.1%

first_imgCox Automotive expects U.S. vehicle sales for the year to be 14.3 million, a 16% decline from 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. – Advertisement – Ford spokesman Said Deep said the change is “about giving investors more frequent updates on U.S. sales and dealer inventory during the pandemic.” He said it’s expected to continue for the “foreseeable future.”In his first quarterly earnings call with analysts as CEO, Farley promised Wall Street greater transparency — something his predecessor, Jim Hackett, was criticized for not doing. Farley succeeded Hackett effective Oct. 1.“My commitment to each of you is transparency, including purposeful, measurable key performance indicators so you can objectively track our progress,” Farley told analysts on Oct. 28. – Advertisement –center_img Ford previously said switching to quarterly sales results would provide investors with a broader, more accurate report about the company’s sales. Toyota Motor, Honda Motor and others have continued to report sales on a monthly basis.Ford reported a 6.1% decline in U.S. light-duty vehicle sales last month compared to October 2019. That’s a wider loss than the industry, which experienced a slight uptick of 0.9% from a year earlier, according to Cox Automotive.Ford’s sales last month were hindered by declines in its passenger sedans, which the automaker has discontinued, as well as slides of 26.2% for its Transit vans and 4% for its popular F-Series pickups. Production of its pickups was impacted in part due to a factory overhaul to produce redesigned versions of its F-150 pickup. The decline in van sales was likely linked to reductions in fleet sales due to the coronavirus pandemic.  – Advertisement – Ford Motor will release its U.S. vehicle sales on a monthly basis as well as quarterly after the company’s new CEO Jim Farley promised Wall Street greater transparency.The decision comes more than a year after the Detroit automaker followed its crosstown rival, General Motors, in switching exclusively to quarterly sales reporting. Several other automakers, including Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen, have since followed suit.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Chief Cultural Officer thinks change in venue may have contributed to low attendance at Steel Pan Competition.

first_imgLocalNews Chief Cultural Officer thinks change in venue may have contributed to low attendance at Steel Pan Competition. by: – May 12, 2011 Share Share 14 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Chief Cultural Officer Mr. Raymond Lawrence. Photo credit; GIS NewsChief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence says two factors may have affected the turnout at this year’s DOMFESTA Steel Pan Competition.There was a very low turnout at the pan festival staged on the Roseau Bay Font this week.Lawrence says a change in venue and a lack of interest in the pan could have resulted in the turn out.He says there is a continued need to train persons interested in playing pan.At the last moment we had to change venues from the Arawak to the Bay front and many persons did not realize there was change of venue,” he said.Lawrence says however the cultural division has seen some very encouraging results over time.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Decatur County Inmate Death Under Investigation

first_imgUpdate (3-20)Decatur County Sheriff Ken Murphy revealed that Satterfield was serving just a two week sentence for an OWI conviction. Monday was his fourth day at the Decatur County Jail.First Report (3-19)Detectives say foul play doesn’t appear to be involved in the death of an inmate in Decatur County.Michael Satterfield, 38, of Greensburg, was rushed from the Decatur County Jail to a local hospital after he was found unresponsive and not breathing Monday night around 6:30 p.m.He was pronounced dead at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.An autopsy was scheduled to be performed by the Decatur County Coroner Tuesday which could lead to more information. Police believe Satterfield may have died from natural causes.“According to our detective leading the investigation it doesn’t appear that any foul play was involved, it doesn’t appear it was a suicide,” said Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Noel Houze.Indiana State Police will keep the investigation open until autopsy results are complete.last_img read more

Lack of offense dooms Wisconsin

first_imgJunior forward Jon Leuer tied for the team lead with 14 points against Illinois, but scored just three in the second half of the loss.[/media-credit]INDIANAPOLIS — The Wisconsin basketball team forced 17 turnovers, grabbed 11 offensive rebounds to Illinois’ two and showed poise coming back in the final minutes befitting their senior leadership.And none of it matters if you can’t hit shots.Wisconsin fell 58-54 at the hands of the Fighting Illini in Friday’s quarterfinal matchup almost solely because the Badgers failed to put the ball in the basket.Sounds like an oversimplified explanation? With statistics this appalling, it is not that hard to argue.UW missed 27-of-33 field goal attempts in the first half (18.2 percent shooting), hit merely 28.6 percent for the game, started the second half with a five-and-a-half minute scoreless stretch and only scored eight points in the second frame’s first 10 minutes.Making matters worse, the Badgers played virtually turnover free, only giving the ball away five times. They simply missed too many shots.“You know, we were getting some decent looks and they just weren’t falling,” UW junior Jon Leuer said. “But we had to work a little harder to finish inside. Obviously we missed some bunnies, but for the most part we were getting good shots. It was just a matter of us finishing.”While certainly not the only culprit, Trevon Hughes’ inability to finish in the lane may have been the most damaging.The senior guard finished the contest with a respectable 14 points, but shot only four-of-16 from the field and missed all six of his two-point attempts.Four times Hughes found the lane and four times the senior left the layup attempts short.“How many shots did he miss around the basket?” Ryan asked after the game. “A couple times he could have pump faked, could have been at the free-throw line for a few more… but he didn’t. I think he was expecting some contact. He didn’t get it.”Still, despite the Arctic cold shooting, UW had a chance to tie the game with 26 seconds left on the strength of a harassing defense and sheer will.So could the Badgers have pulled the game out even with grade-school shooting percentages?According to Ryan, absolutely — as long as they were given a little free help.“When you’re in a game like that where you’re not hitting shots, you need 20-plus free throws, and you need to turn the ball over anywhere between five and nine times,” Ryan said. “We lost by four, and you look at the two statistics that I just gave you, the five to nine we took care of. We didn’t get to the line enough (8-for-14).”Tisdale explodesD?j? freaking vu.As Wisconsin fell to Illinois in the two teams’ first matchup at the Kohl Center, the Illini exploited the matchup problem of a sweet shooting big man by finding 7-foot forward Mike Tisdale early and often for midrange jumpers.One month later, nothing had changed.The formula is a simple one. First team all-Big Ten guard Demetri McCamey starts with the ball at the wing and, using Tisdale for a pick, drives middle toward the lane. Tisdale pops out and waits for McCamey to draw the defense in far enough, before finding himself open for an 18-foot jumper.At the Kohl Center, Tisdale finished the game with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting. This time around it was 21 points on 8-for-10 from the floor.“We gave him too easy of looks and let him get comfortable. He just got on a roll, and he’s a good player,” Leuer said. “He knocked out some shots. Sometimes you’ve just got to tip your hat when a guy can do that.”last_img read more

Talent, luck, desire make for NHL dreams

first_imgMegan McCormick / The Badger HeraldAmid worries of beloved football players leaving for their chance at the NFL draft or basketball players trying their hand at the NBA, hockey players rest easy.More often than not, they already know the NHL team for which they’ll play upon graduation, or that ever-so-tempting choice to step up to the pros early.At Wisconsin, the men’s hockey program is the only major sport where student athletes are drafted to a professional team while donning the cardinal and white, sometimes even before.In fact, Wisconsin’s current roster, totaling 26 players, includes eight that have already been drafted into the NHL and one additional prospect eligible to be drafted for the first time in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in June.Although not as massively popular as football at Camp Randall on a fall weekend afternoon or a basketball game at the Kohl Center leading into March Madness, hockey gives something to athletes other sports don’t: early interaction between collegiate players and the team they might one day play for.A major bonus for members of the Badger hockey team in dealing with a unique set of circumstances is having three coaches who have all played in the NHL.“[Head coach] Mike [Eaves], [assistant coach] Bill [Butters] and I played in the NHL and know what it takes to get there,” assistant coach Gary Shuchuk said. “We try to convey to the guys, even though you are a good player and you can skate, there is more to the game than that. You have to have the heart, the passion and the drive. You have to have internal drive; we can’t tell guys to go out and play hard. It has to come from within.”Whether being drafted so early adds pressure or pushes them to become a better player, being drafted is certainly something none of them will forget.Arguably the Badgers’ top player and a candidate for the 2012 Hobey Baker Award, Wisconsin defenseman Justin Schultz, didn’t think he had a shot of ever going pro before he was 17 years old and has since been chosen as a second-round draft pick by the Anaheim Ducks in 2008.“I was shocked,” Schultz said. “Being a young kid, I was never a top prospect or anything like that. I was always a late bloomer and seeing that, I was in shock at first and then it just made me work harder and try to get to my dream.“[Being drafted] was definitely a moment I am never going to forget. All my family and a couple of my best buddies [were there]. Seeing my name pop up on the computer screen was pretty funny. We were all going nuts and my mom was crying and it was pretty awesome.”The seven other Badgers to be drafted include: Jason Clark, Patrick Daly, Joe Faust, Joseph LaBate, Michael Mersch, Brad Navin and John Ramage, while Jake McCabe waits for the results of this year’s draft.But don’t let the fact that each of those players may have a jersey with their name stitched on the back waiting for them in a professional arena somewhere fool you into thinking they aren’t practicing and playing hard for Wisconsin.“You can tell which kids have accomplished certain things at certain points in their career, but you still have to work to get [to the NHL]; nothing is given,” said Mersch, a sophomore forward drafted in the fourth round of 2010. “It’s really up for grabs still.”Perhaps one of Shuchuk’s messages has gotten through to the talented but very young Wisconsin team.“There are thousands of thousands of guys trying to make it to the NHL and only 1 percent that make it,” Shuchuk said. “So how do you get there? One is luck, two is your talent and three is that desire. You have to have something more within you to show that you want to play in the NHL and the next level. We just try to squeeze all of their talent out of them.”Being the best hockey player possible is what drives these athletes, but even freshman defenseman McCabe, who hopes to hear his name called in June, is focusing on the major task at hand in his collegiate career: winning a WCHA championship.“Being draft eligible and everything, obviously it’s in the back of your mind, but I’m not going to change my style of play knowing that there is possibly going to be a dozen scouts or whatnot,” McCabe said. “Maybe there are going to be 20 NHL scouts, maybe there is going to be none. The way I play every night is the way I want [scouts] to see me play anyway. I am just trying to contribute to the team and get home ice [advantage]; that is our biggest goal right now.”If Eaves or any of the coaches ever worried about the focus of their players and whether they have team interests prioritized above personal ones, that statement should be proof the players have recognized how much they can learn from those who went before them.“The things we talk about every week, the things that we talk about all year long, are fundamentals that are going to help us win at this level,” Eaves said. “Those same fundamentals are going to help them be successful at the next level. What we are doing, if they can grasp those concepts, it will help them [in the NHL].”last_img read more