Adare, Co Limerick to stage Weekend of Welcomes festival

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter WhatsApp No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebook Advertisement Print TAGSAdareAdare ManorDesmond CastlefeaturedMusic LimerickThe GatheringWeekend of Welcomes festivalWoodlands House Hotel Previous articleLimerick Employers urged to be extra vigilant with young workers on summer jobsNext articleLimerick to host major gaming event Guest Writer BEGINNING THURSDAY 27TH JUNE 2013Highlights include medieval banquet at Desmond Castle and Victorian afternoon tea party in the formal gardens at Adare ManorSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Guided village tours, concerts, genealogy workshops, a medieval banquet at Desmond Castle and a Victorian afternoon tea in the formal gardens at Adare Manor are just some of the events planned for the Adare Weekend of Welcomes festival beginning on Thursday 27th June which will see the entire village extend a welcome to people from near and far.The festival programme was unveiled at a village information evening hosted by Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort and features a wide range of family-friendly cultural, musical and sporting events held over the weekend and beyond, with highlights including a medieval banquet taking place on the evening of Saturday 29th June at Desmond Castle – the first event of its type to be held within the castle’s walls for 400 years – and a magnificent Victorian afternoon tea party which will be held on Sunday 30th June in the formal gardens at Adare Manor.  Adare Manor will also be continuing with the theme as they host a Fourth of July barbecue the following Thursday.The Adare Weekend of Welcomes, which has been created under the auspices of The Gathering, is the brainchild of Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel proprietor Mary Fitzgerald who first envisaged it as a small Fitzgerald clan gathering.  Such was the level of interest locally that it was decided to develop it into a much larger event involving the entire village.center_img Adare Manor retain the Michelin Star RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Adare Manor named 5th World’s Most Romantic Hotel 2021 Email Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor NewsCommunityLifestyleLife & LeisureAdare, Co Limerick to stage Weekend of Welcomes festivalBy Guest Writer – June 9, 2013 880 Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

Housing Advocates Applaud Stimulus Deal

first_img About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Previous: Delinquency Report Reflects ‘Critical Situation’ Next: ‘Troubling Trends’ Could Result in Increased Forbearance Activity Housing Advocates Applaud Stimulus Deal The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily A $900 billion economic relief package approved by the House and Senate includes several provisions for which housing advocates have been pressing, including an extension of the CDC’s eviction moratorium and $25 billion funding for rental assistance, which will be vital to residential real estate investors.About 38% of 1.4 million real estate agents belonging to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) own at least one rental property in the U.S., according to the association.”More than 40% of rental units nationally are owned by ‘mom and pop’-operated small businesses, many of which have been struggling to pay their bills and keep a roof over their tenants’ heads,” NAR President Charlie Oppler said. “Rental assistance helps stabilize that housing and keep families in their homes, and we’re grateful that Congress could secure this and other critical relief measures in this legislation.”Members of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) released a response to Sunday’s deal, which the organization says covers multiple policy objectives championed by NAHB, including “an extension of temporary tax provisions for newly-built energy-efficient homes and for homeowners who engage in remodeling activities.”The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters says this legislation “makes a down payment on the assistance needed to help struggling families and individuals catch up on their rent and stay in their homes.”She adds that Americans will undoubtedly need more, but the $25 billion in rental assistance is “critical and historic.” The FSC provided an additional paper on rental assistance and another explaining how the new stimulus bill specifically will help communities of color and lower-income residents.Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) members applauded the package, which it says will help spur the development of an estimated 130,000 additional homes for low-income families over the next 10 years.”The affordable housing provisions included in the year-end legislation are critical to support low-income families during the current crisis and as part of our nation’s recovery,” AHTCC Executive Director Emily Cadik said.Mortgage Bankers Association President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, on behalf of the organization, commended Congress for passing the legislation, which he says “provides the necessary tools to protect borrowers, renters, and small businesses.””We especially appreciate rental assistance for tenants, enhancements to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help the hospitality sector, continued Troubled Debt Restructuring (TDR) relief for all financial institutions, and continuation of the TALF program. Additionally, we welcome the extension of unemployment insurance and direct assistance for the millions of people who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Broeksmit said. “On behalf of the real estate finance industry, we look forward to continuing to work with the administration, Congress, and the Federal Reserve to support all consumers and businesses.” Home / Daily Dose / Housing Advocates Applaud Stimulus Deal 2020-12-22 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 22, 2020 13,592 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Subscribelast_img read more

Developing integrated models of Southern Ocean food webs: including ecological complexity, accounting for uncertainty and the importance of scale

first_imgThe Southern Ocean supports diverse and unique ecosystems that have been impacted by more than twocenturies of exploitation and are now experiencing rapid changes in ocean temperature and seasonal icecover due to climate warming. Understanding and projecting responses of Southern Ocean marine ecosystemsto changing climate conditions and direct human impacts, such as fisheries, requires integratedecosystem analyses at scales previously unexplored. Here we consider the main ecological and modellingchallenges in predicting the responses of Southern Ocean ecosystems to change, and propose three interlinkedfocus areas that will advance the development of integrated models for Southern Ocean ecosystems.The first focus area is development of fundamental understanding of the factors that determinethe structure and function of the food webs at multiple scales. Ecological research in the Southern Oceanis often centred on key species or localised systems, a tendency which is reflected in existing food weband ecosystem models. To build on this, a systematic analysis of regional food web structure and functionis required. The second focus area is development of a range of mechanistic models that vary in their resolutionof ecological processes, and consider links across physical scales, biogeochemical cycles and feedbacks,and the central role of zooplankton. These two focus areas underlie the third, which isdevelopment of methodologies for scenario testing across a range of trophic levels of the effects of pastand future changes, which will facilitate consideration of the underlying complexity of interactions andthe associated uncertainty. The complex nature of interactions determining Southern Ocean ecosystemstructure and function will require new approaches, which we propose should be developed within ascale-based framework that emphasises both physical and ecological aspects.last_img read more

Sellers warned to beware of agents who list homes on OTM

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Sellers warned to beware of agents who list homes on OTM previous nextProducts & ServicesSellers warned to beware of agents who list homes on OTMPROPERTYdrum11th February 20150559 Views Homeowners who want to sell their properties could miss out on potential buyers, as thousands of estate agents continue to stop listing homes on either Rightmove or Zoopla, as a result of’s (OTM) ‘one other portal’ rule requiring their member agents to stop advertising on either website, Zoopla has warned.Various agents have in recent weeks stopped listing properties with Rightmove, but it is Zoopla that has been most affected by the new OnTheMarket website, with a larger share of agents opting to cancel their subscriptions to Zoopla, in accordance with’s strategy.Ian Springett (left), Chief Executive of, in a press conference recently, said that OnTheMarket “want to keep growing” and get to the “number two position” in the portals market “as quickly as possible” and at the expense of Zoopla.But by preventing their member agents’ from listing homes on both Rightmove and Zoopla, which between them get more than 100 million hits a month, Zoopla argues that OTM is restricting consumer choice and the potential market reach of those vendors and landlords trying to find buyers or tenants for their properties.Lawrence Hall (right) of Zoopla said, “Marketing a property as widely as possible is an essential part of getting the best price. Most property searches are now conducted online, so being on all the UK’s main property portals is something that sellers today simply take for granted. That all changed last month (with the launch of OTM) and any seller using an agent who restricts marketing is going to get less interest in their property as a result.“Most agents [three in four] don’t do this but sellers now need to beware of those who do limit marketing exposure. The single most important question a seller should now ask a prospective agent is where they will be marketing their property to ensure they are on all the big portals like Zoopla, Rightmove and PrimeLocation.”Rightmove claims that it recorded its busiest ever month as visits from home hunters hit 100 million for first time in January, an uplift of 12 per cent on January 2014, amid rumours that the website is planning to increase subscription rates for agents over the next couple of months.Page views, which are the best indicator of activity on the site, surpassed 1.5 billion for the first time ever, meaning property hunters are getting through over 1,000 pages every two seconds.Email and phone enquiries by home hunters to agents on Rightmove hit 4.3 million for the first time, equating to around 100 enquiries every minute.Miles Shipside (left), Rightmove’s Commercial Director commented, “The initial flurry by home hunters on Rightmove during the first half of the month has been sustained and surpassed, with such strong demand putting paid to any talk of pre-election delays by home hunters for the time being. This increased demand and record traffic spells good news for those sellers who have marketed their property early in the year, especially ones with quality homes in popular locations.” portal Rightmove online agents Zoopla February 11, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

Beck Teams Up With Los Angeles Philharmonic & Feist To Perform “Tarantula” On ‘Corden’ [Watch]

first_img[Video: The Late Late Show with James Corden]Beck was back in the music headlines recently as he’s one of the notable musicians who will appear on Jenny Lewis‘ forthcoming studio album, On The Line. Beck also recently collaborated with hard rock band Cage The Elephant on one of their own new singles, “Night Running”, which will be released soon.Fans can click here to pre-order Music Inspired By The Film Roma ahead of its arrival on Friday via Sony Music Masterworks. Beck was at CBS Studios on Monday to perform his recently-shared cover of “Tarantula”, which was inspired by the Oscar-nominated film, Roma. The popular alternative rocker had initially recorded his cinematic cover of Colourbox’s new-wave single alongside Leslie Feist and Alex Lilly for the forthcoming compilation album, Music Inspired By The Film Roma, although it’s worth noting that the song actually has no affiliation with the hit movie. The compilation album is scheduled to arrive this Friday, February 8th, so Beck’s performance on Monday came just in time to give fans a live look into their reimagined version of the 1983 single.Beck, Feist, and Lilly were joined for the televised performance by Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes), Inara George (The Bird And The Bee), and The LA Philharmonic, which was conducted by the orchestra’s music director, Gustavo Dudamel. Interestingly enough, the film’s director, Alfonso Cuarón, was also on set to help introduce the night’s musical guests.The performance opens up with the orchestra taking the listener right into the world of the song via the warmth of their string section, before Beck steps to the mic to start on the lyrics. With all the pop-based artists who typically come on as late-night show musical guests, it is refreshing to see and hear a performance based around orchestra-based instrumentation and relaxing group vocals. Fans can check out the entire performance from Monday night’s episode below.Beck with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic – “Tarantula”last_img read more

National Life reports operating revenue of $1.7 billion, sets new company record

first_img‘We are in a strong financial position,’ said CEO Mehran Assadi. ‘These numbers tell an impressive story, one of strong operating revenues and a healthy statutory surplus.’  ###Consolidated end of year results of NLV Financial Corporation and Subsidiaries, including National Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Sentinel Investments, Equity Services, Inc., and National Retirement Plan Advisors.  Assadi said the company fared well despite continued uncertainty in the economy. ‘Today’s economic climate has people looking for solutions to meet a lifetime of needs ‘ and that’s what we offer,’ he said. The company also announced that total assets under management grew $3 billion to $28.94 billion, that insurance in force increased roughly $2 billion to just over $62 billion, and that the company’s statutory surplus stood at $1.14 billion. National Life Group,National Life Group today released its consolidated financial results for 2010, reporting a record high $1.74 billion in total revenue. The company’s 2010 results show increases over 2009 in total revenue, net income, total assets under management, insurance in force, statutory surplus, life insurance sales, and gross sales of mutual funds. The 2010 net income of $122.4 million was an increase of 69 percent over 2009’s results. National Life Group® is a trade name representing various affiliates that offer a variety of financial service products.  National Life Insurance Company is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, TX is licensed to do business in 49 states and the District of Columbia. It is not licensed to do business in New York.  Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is a Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser affiliate of National Life Insurance Company.  Sentinel Investments® is the unifying brand name for Sentinel Financial Services Company, Member FINRA/SIPC, Sentinel Asset Management, Inc., and Sentinel Administrative Services, Inc.  All companies, unless otherwise noted, are affiliated and are located in Montpelier, VT.  Each company of the group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations.center_img Please go to is external) for the complete financial statement.  ‘These numbers are impressive evidence that we emerged in excellent shape following the nation’s economic collapse of 2008 and 2009,’ said Assadi. Source: National Life, 3.24. 2011 As of December 31, 2010, National Life Group held $28.94 billion of assets under management and served in excess of 840,000 customers, with roughly 570,000 of those holding life insurance policies or annuity contracts and roughly 270,000 holding mutual fund accounts. The companies of National Life Group offer a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, and mutual funds, and financial solutions in the form of estate, business succession and retirement planning strategies. Mutual Funds and variable products are sold by prospectus. For more complete information, please request a prospectus from your registered representative. Please read it and consider carefully a Fund’s objectives, risks, charges and expenses before you invest or send money. The prospectus contains this and other information about the investment company.last_img read more

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Curragh ground key to Australia

first_img Aidan O’Brien commented in the past that Camelot, his 2012 Derby winner, was never the same after winning the Curragh Classic in very soft conditions. Australia’s jockey Joseph O’Brien is keen to ride him over 10 furlongs in the future and warned his appearance at the Curragh is ground dependent. Australia will not run in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on June 28 if the ground is testing. “He’s a very good horse, it all went pretty much to plan on the day,” O’Brien told At The Races. “He has a great temperament, he lobbed down to the start, left the gate and never picked up the bridle all the way. He was lovely and relaxed. “I’d love to ride him back at a mile and a quarter and he is something to look forward to. “The ground would have to be very nice for us to run him in the Irish Derby, we definitely wouldn’t risk him on slow ground so the ground would have to be very nice.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Chukwuemeka Shines as Villarreal Hammers Almeria 8-0 in Copa Del Rey

first_imgSamuel Chukwueze in action for Villarreal, Thursday Villarreal secured their spot in the last eight of the Copa Del Rey with a comprehensive 8-0 win over Almeria which gave them an aggregate win of 11-3 after drawing the first game 3-3.Karl Toko Ekambi was the hero of the win with four goals to his name while Carlos Bacca grabbed a brace and the duo of Gerard Moreno and Daniel Raba netted one each to complete the rout.The win was achieved by Villarreal with their Nigerian teen star Samuel Chukwueze who scored in the first leg of this clash dropping to the bench after lasting the entire duration of their 0-2 loss to Barcelona in the La Liga on Sunday. He was introduced in 71st minute for Javi Fuego with scores at 6-0 in favour of his team and for the minutes he was on he was his usual self but didn’t push up the pitch as they were comfortably leading before his introduction.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Don Shimkus files petition to run against Sen. Steve Abrams for 32nd District

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +7 Vote up Vote down southside resident · 224 weeks ago Yes, glad to see Shimkus running. Abrams does seem to be a SamBB rubber stamp. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Fan · 224 weeks ago Amen! Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 224 weeks ago Good Luck! You better put a R or NRA beside your name. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Don ShimkusTOPEKA – Don Shimkus, of Oxford, filed by petition Friday to run against Sen. Steve Abrams for the 32nd district, which includes Barber, Comanche, Harper, and Sumner Counties along with portions of Cowley, Kingman, and Sedgwick Counties.“The state is currently facing an enormous budget deficit, compromising essential services for Kansans, and is in the midst of a school finance lawsuit for inadequately and inequitably funding our public schools,” said Shimkus. “We wouldn’t be in this mess if it weren’t for Gov. Brownback’s legislative allies like Sen. Abrams rubber stamping his reckless agenda.”Shimkus is currently the president of the Oxford School Board as well as the president of the Kansas Association of School Boards. He is especially concerned with the direction the Kansas Legislature is taking Kansas public schools.“Sen. Abrams has proposed legislation that would significantly increase local property taxes and subsidize private schools,” said Shimkus. “It also prohibits the use of state aid for extracurricular activities, such as sports, theater, debate, and music. It would be absolutely devastating for Kansas public schools.”Shimkus said the state needs new leaders in the Kansas Legislature in order to move the state forward on a new path.“We need commonsense leaders who understand that the success of Kansas depends upon the success of our children,” said Shimkus.Shimkus and his wife, Keri, have lived in the 32nd district for the past 20 years. They have two sons, a freshman at Kansas State University and a sophomore at Oxford High School. Shimkus is the manager of a music store in Andover.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more