King and Queen of Sweden jet home from Shannon after three-day…

first_imgTwitter Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Email NewsBusinessKing and Queen of Sweden jet home from Shannon after three-day Irish visitBy Staff Reporter – May 27, 2019 682 Previous articleLimerick has spoken — The newly elected members of Limerick City and County CouncilNext articleLimerick votes in favour of directly elected mayor Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Pictured greeting King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia at Shannon Airport, a part of the Shannon Group, was Rose Hynes (left), Chairman of Shannon Group and and Andrew Murphy, Shannon Airport Managing Director (right).Picture Arthur Ellis.The King and Queen of Sweden have joined the list of monarchs to visit and fly through Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, as they completed their three-day visit to Ireland at the weekend.King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia are the latest royals to have flown through Shannon, adding to the likes of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in 2015, right back to the likes of Princess Grace of Monaco in the 1970s and others including King Hussein of Jordan and King Juan Carlos of Spain.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Swedish royals began their visit on Wednesday as guests of President Michael D Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin where they were welcomed by an Irish Air Corps fly-past and 21-gun salute.The couple then visited the Garden of Remembrance, where the king laid a wreath to honour all those who died for Irish freedom, before they went to Croke Park, where Queen Silvia tried here hand at our native sport, hurling.Pictured with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia at Shannon Airport, a part of the Shannon Group, were Vice Admiral Mark Mellett (left), Chief of Staff and Brigadier General Patrick Flynn (right). Picture Arthur Ellis.After a visit to Leinster House for afternoon tea with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the couple headed west.For the final day of their trip on Friday, the couple enjoyed a visit to the Marine Institute in Oranmore and then onto the Burren in County Clare for a programme which included a visit to the Burren Smokehouse.The royal couple then made their way to Shannon Airport for their return flight home. There to greet them was Rose Hynes, Chairman of Shannon Group and Andrew Murphy, Shannon Airport Managing Director.Said Ms Hynes, “We were delighted to welcome the Swedish Royals here. They had a busy three-day programme, ending in the West of Ireland and departing from Shannon. We have a long history of welcoming dignitaries to Shannon.  We have welcomed heads of state from across the globe and this was another proud day for Shannon Group and Shannon Airport in that regard.”Said Mr Murphy,  “Shannon has, from its very origins, been a crossroads for some of the world’s most famous people, from all US presidents since John F. Kennedy to stars of stage, screen and sport and, of course, royalty.  That’s one of the many privileges we have here at this special airport and it was our pleasure to welcome and spend time with the Swedish Royals.  We look forward to adding their photo to our airport photo gallery in our transit lounge.” TAGSbusinessClareLimerick City and CountyNewsroyal visit.ShannonShannon airport WhatsApp Printcenter_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Facebook Linkedin Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

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Investors Setting Their Sights on Starter Homes

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe CoreLogic Investor Starter Homes Video Spotlight 2019-07-17 Seth Welborn According to CoreLogic Deputy Chief Economist Ralph McLaughlin, investor homebuying in 2018 was the highest on record. Investors purchased around 11% of available homes that year, and in this Video Spotlight, McLaughlin discusses why investors are focusing their efforts on the starter home market, and what impact this may have on potential homebuyers.According to CoreLogic data, “mom-and-pop” investors grew from 48% of all investor-purchased homes in 2013 to over 60% in 2018, and these small-volume investors seem to be focusing primarily on starter homes. Investors purchased starter homes at 2-3 times the rates of middle upper-tier homes.”Why are investors buying homes at high rates in some markets and lower rates in others?” McLaughlin asks. “Simply put, investors are attracted to markets where rents are relatively high compared to purchase prices. This called a cap rate, and it is highly correlated with the share of investor activity across the largest 100 markets.”McLaughlin goes on to say that markets that witnessed a larger increase in the share of investors also saw their market heat up.”While an uptick in investors into a market perhaps increases competition and lowers supply, the opposite is also possible: markets with tightening supply could draw investors in as they perceive such markets to be safer bets than those with more plentiful supply,” he continues. “Either way, it’s a truism that homebuyers today are more likely to cross paths with investors during an open house than at any other time in the past two decades.” July 17, 2019 1,154 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic Investor Starter Homes Video Spotlight Previous: Credit Risk: The Highs and Lows Next: Homeownership Rates Missing the Mark Home / Daily Dose / Investors Setting Their Sights on Starter Homes The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Investors Setting Their Sights on Starter Homes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles 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.  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Newslast_img read more

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White celebrates five-year mark

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Print Article White was very complimentary of the support the TPL receives from the city officials.“The city has given me the freedom to do the things that we need to do to move the library ahead and that is most important,” he said. “Our city officials understand the value of a public library to the Troy community.”The Troy Public Library has an amazing 17,000 active patrons and that’s more than people who live in Troy.“We have people with Troy Public Library cards that live in Dothan, Montgomery, Elba, Enterprise, Ozark and many surrounding communities,” White said.“They come here to check out books, audio lectures, CDs, and, of course to do genealogical research. “White said since 2006, people from 34 states have come to the TPL specifically to do genealogical research.“They have come from as far away as California and Washington and Maine,” he said. “We would like to be able to say that we’ve had people from every state use the resources of our library and, one day, we will.”White said he and his staff are extremely proud of the TPL, but they will not rest on their laurels.“Every day when I come to work, my goal is to exceed my expectations,” he said.“I always want to do more than what is expected of me. I love what I do. Sometimes, I work a 60-hour week and, after the doors are closed, I stay around to look at the books. This is an amazing place, and I am so grateful to be here. Published 10:37 pm Monday, August 17, 2009 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day White celebrates five-year mark Book Nook to reopen William White leaned back in his chair, took a deep breath and spoke slowly and deliberately.“When I think about my job and how much I love what I do, the feeling is always one of gratitude,” he said. “I know how fortunate I am to love what I do.”Bunches of balloons and the smiling faces of an appreciative staff welcomed White to work Monday morning, which marked White’s fifth year as director of the Troy Public Library. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Our staff is our biggest asset,” he said. “With them, anything that I can imagine, we can do. Whatever we contemplate, we try and we usually succeed. The staff here is incredible.”The library’s collection is its second strongest asset.“A lot of time and energy goes into our collection,” he said. “The collection is the backbone of any library. A library can have its café and its muffins but, when in comes down to it, it’s the collection that is any library’s backbone.“And, then it’s our patrons and the support that we receive from our city officials. Without either of those, we could not do the things that we do – the expanding collections, the multiple formats and the summer programming.” Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson He came to the Troy Public Library from Spartanburg, S.C. and eagerly anticipated the opportunity to see his ideas for a public library to fruition.“It was an opportunity to lead a library and that’s what I wanted to do,” he said. “What I found was the most amazing staff that any director could have. This staff made me believe in the possibility of fate. I couldn’t have picked a staff, under any circumstances, that would have worked together as well as the staff of the Troy Public Library.”White said each staff member brings something different and remarkable to the library. By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content You Might Like Pike County Special Olympics hosts family day The Pike County Special Olympics team played host to its first Family Day Saturday, an event that co-head of delegation… read more By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Donegal Senator calls on Government to get tough with Sex Offences Act

first_imgDonegal Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn has called on the Government to introduce a range of measures to support the Sexual Offences Act, 2017 which made the purchase of sex a criminal offence.He was speaking after hosting a briefing for all members of the Oireachtas by a range of organisations including trade unions, children’s rights groups, immigrant support groups and domestic violence and rape support centres behind the campaign, Turn Off the Red Light (TORL).The organisations present stressed the importance of the legislation and supports required to ensure its implementation. Senator Mac Lochlainn said “The measures include, Enforcement Policies; Protection and Support for all victims of sexual exploitation, Monitoring and Evaluation and Public Awareness and Preventative Strategies to be part of an integrated national strategy to address both prostitution and trafficking for sexual exploitation.“As women and young girls in prostitution and victims of trafficking are integrated into the commercial sex trade and are subjected to pimping, coercion and exploitation, an overall police and enforcement strategy is required, coordinated and aimed at the prosecution of pimps, procurers and brothel owners.”“The measures being called for are aimed at disrupting the commercial sex industry, to reduce the levels of pimping and trafficking and sexual exploitation and very importantly to prevent the targeting, grooming and coercion of young girls and children to meet the demands of pimps and buyers”.He said public awareness and preventative strategies should be central to government thinking and the campaigning organisations are calling for a national public awareness campaign on the effects of the Sexual Offences Act. Research shows that:-8% men in Ireland buy sex (2015 Red C poll)1 in 15 men in Ireland report having paid for sex (Kelleher 2009)The average buyer of sex is male, well-educated, with middle to high income and in a relationship at the time of the purchase of a sexual act.( Immigrant Council of Ireland)Surveys of men highlight the greatest deterrent to buying sex is a criminal sanction and/or risk of public exposure. As the state has adopted the position that prostitution is a form of violence against women the demand to have any girls or women made available to supply sexual acts for money should not regarded as legitimate or acceptable in Ireland.To inform the impact of the legislation the state needs to resource collated and consistent data. Currently the Sexual Exploitation Research Project in UCD (SERP), is beginning to collate data working with relevant state agencies, survivor’s organisations and frontline services to progress research and data collation.De-criminalisation is a core element of the Swedish/Nordic approach but the introduction of the laws on the purchase of sex must also be accompanied by a wide range of measures to ensure there are no negative consequences for prostituted and trafficked women. The right to protection, accommodation, legal advocacy and support for victims of trafficking have been enshrined in legislation and given that an overwhelming majority of women in prostitution are migrant women and that many may be undocumented, it is critical that all women have immediate access to accurate information and legal advice. Legal representation from specialised lawyers ensures that women obtain consistent information regarding their rights including the right to remain in the state.“Organisation such as Ruhama, The Immigrant Council of Ireland, Doras Lumni, Stop Traffick, work with victims of trafficking. The Women’s Health Clinic is the State provider. All need to be resourced sufficiently in order to be able to provide early legal intervention, adequate supports and exit routes. Taking on these measures in Ireland are necessary and have proven to be effective anti-trafficking and demand reduction measures”.Donegal Senator calls on Government to get tough with Sex Offences Act was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Townsend and Taarabt left with injuries after Rangers defeat

first_imgAdel Taarabt and Andros Townsend were left nursing injuries following QPR’s defeat against Stoke.On-loan Tottenham winger Townsend was substituted at half-time after picking up a hamstring injury.And Taarabt, who twice went close to scoring early on, went off in the second half with what appears to be a shoulder problem.Both players are due to be assessed on Monday and look doubtful for next weekend’s game at Reading.Rangers boss Harry Redknapp said: “We did well in the first half but Adel was a threat and we lost him and then when we lost Andros we lost that threat.”See also:No respite for Rangers as Stoke triumphHarry: I tried, but it has not been enoughQPR v Stoke player 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Italy Going Soft on Darwinism

first_imgThe controversy over evolution is not limited to American shores.  An editorial in the September issue of American Naturalist1 expresses concern that evolutionary biology is getting a low-key treatment in Italian universities:The Darwinian theory of evolution by natural selection is the unifying principle of the biological sciences.  Unfortunately in the Italian academic system, evolutionary biology is not acknowledged as an independent research area, so no faculty positions in “evolutionary biology” can be established, and most students hear only a brief summary of evolutionary theory in the final hours of their introductory zoology, paleontology, or genetics courses.  To make matters worse, during the past two years, several creationist organizations have been publicly attacking the teaching of evolutionary theory.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)It’s time to take action, says the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology.  Last year, they established the Coordinamento Italiano dei Biologi Evoluzionisti – CoEvol for short – to both strengthen collaborations between Italian evolutionists and to “improve the teaching of evolution in Italy and to increase the involvement of undergraduate and graduate students in evolutionary studies.”  Activities include a new cyber-journal club allow evolutionists to discuss recent papers, annual meetings, and the announcement of the new Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology.  More significantly, CoEvol hopes to become a “lobby group that will foster collaboration among Italian evolutionary biologists in Italy and abroad and represent our interest in making evolutionary biology a priority in the Italian educational system.”  They have established a website: www.coevol.org.1Announcements, “Letter from the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology,” The American Naturalist, Vol. 166, Sept. 2005, pp. i-ii.Today, class, we will learn about the evolution of the pizza.  The pizza was not created by intelligent design, as those rascally creationists allege.  Instead, it “emerged” out of the primordial dough.  Over millions of years, it became just one species of Italian food on the evolutionary Cuisine of Life, with spaghetti, linguini, tortellini and macaroni branching off early and forming the Pasta Kingdom, incorporating parmesan by lateral cheese transfer.  Some theorists believe that pepperoni was once a free-living organism that became incorporated into pizza as an endosymbiont during the Prosciutto epoch of the Paleocarne Era.  The pizza class experienced a rapid diversification into many forms on the North American continent, as the Italian fast-food restaurant niche opened after the last Ice Cream Age.  This stimulated an explosive period of adaptive radiation, producing the Round Table family, the Shakeys family, and the Chuck E. Cheese family, among others.  The microwave pizza, with no phylogenetic connection to the old-world pizzas of the Italian peninsula, provides a striking example of convergent evolution….    That makes about as much sense as the usual evolutionary storytelling in biology.  Will Italian students give it much more than a yawn?  Maybe Go-Evil should obtain a concertina marching band and hold parades, where Emperor Charlie as Grand Marshall can strut down the Appian Way in his new clothes – on second thought, better pack a designer loincloth.    Have you ever noticed that every announcement by Big Science starts with the same line? – “the Darwinian theory of evolution by natural selection is the unifying principle of the biological sciences.”  It’s almost enough to feed conspiracy theories.  In actuality, evolution is about as unifying as iron mixed with clay, the iron representing hard science based on observation, and the clay representing evolutionary speculation.  No matter how much it tries to cling to the iron, the clay will not be able to support the statue without a change of ore.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Football Friday at SchoolNet SA

first_img“At first just two of us had football shirts this morning, then two other teammates went out and bought shirts, and another teammate is out buying a shirt as we speak.” The staff at SchoolNet South Africa celebrate Football Friday.Some of the team that work on SchoolNet SA’s youth employability programme. (Photo: SchoolNet South Africa)SchoolNet South Africa staff members take time out to get excited about the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ – getting closer every day! (Photo: SchoolNet South Africa) Share your own Football Friday thoughts, photos and videos Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 5 October 2009.last_img

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Illegal bar near Army area closed by police

first_imgAn illegal bar being run close to the Shikargarh cantonment area near here has been closed down on a complaint by the Army Intelligence Unit that it was being visited surreptitiously by jawans who may be blurting out sensitive information to civilians under the influence of liquor, police said on Saturday. The bar was seized on Friday midnight. The police also arrested its salesman Pemaram and confiscated 47 bottles of liquor, they said. Though there is no confirmed instance of sharing of any information by jawans with civilians, its possibility cannot be ruled out, Army intelligence sources said.last_img

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London Olympics: South African wins gold, sets world record in men’s swimming 100m breaststroke

first_imgSouth Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh set a world record en route to winning the gold medal in men’s 100m breaststroke swimming on Sunday. Burgh, 24, got a fast start and never looked like being caught, winning in 58.46, 0.05 seconds faster than Brenton Rickard’s 2009 mark.”I don’t even know what to think. I don’t know how to describe it,” Van der Burgh said.”I’ve been working towards this goal. It’s amazing. I’ve been doing so much hard work over the last four years.”Christian Sprenger of Australia took the silver in 58.93, and America’s Brendan Hansen the bronze in 59.49.last_img

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10 months agoEverton chief Barrett-Baxendale: We can win Premier League and Champions League

first_imgEverton chief Barrett-Baxendale: We can win Premier League and Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale insists they can win the Premier League and Champions League in the next ten years.Yesterday, Barrett-Baxendale told assembled shareholders the vision was to be “challenging at the top of the Premier League and competing at the highest level in European competitions”.”Ultimately this means challenging for domestic titles and trophies, not only to win cups, but to win Premier League titles too,” she said.”It means competing regularly in the Champions League and it means doing all of this in a world-class, world-renowned football stadium.”This is an extremely challenging goal. It is very much a long-term goal for our club but it is vital we are ambitious and that we deliver performance on and off the pitch that drives our club forward to achieve our ambitions.”I acknowledge our vision is challenging, and the barriers to entry are indeed daunting, but we are Everton and we must all be focused and driven to meet that challenge.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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