Intelligence led operations targeting organised and drug crime in city

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeatured Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up andrewGARDAI in Limerick are increasing their intelligence led operations in a bid to combat organised and criminal activity. The latest in garda operations on the Southside of the city has seen Roxboro based gardai from the divisional drug unit, together with gardai from the dog unit and special detectives seize a firearm from a house in the Ballinacurra Weston area of the city.The seizure was made at 8pm Sunday night last at a house in Clarina Avenue where a 9mm handgun was uncovered. The operation was the latest in the series of intelligence led operations targeting drug trade and organised crime.The handgun was sent to the ballistics division investigators of An Garda Siochana in Dublin where tests as to the viability of the gun are carried out. It will also be tested for any possible links to crimes or shootings.A 39-year-old man was arrested, detained and questioned at Henry Street Garda Station under section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939.Investigations are ongoing. Advertisement Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Printcenter_img Facebook Email Previous articleLimerick people urged to share their viewsNext articleSearch intensified for missing teenage girl admin First Irish death from Coronavirus NewsBreaking newsIntelligence led operations targeting organised and drug crime in cityBy admin – November 26, 2013 805 WhatsApp Linkedin Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Housing Market Competition Heats Up

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Housing Market Competition Heats Up Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing Market Competition Heats Up The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home prices reached a 15-year high in February, as demand continues to clash with historically low supply, creating increased affordability challenges, as mortgage rates begin to rise.The CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) and HPI Forecast for February 2021 found that home prices increased 10.4% nationally, compared to February 2020. On a month-over-month basis, home prices increased by 1.2% compared over January 2021. Home prices are projected to increase 3.2% by February of 2022.“Homebuyers are experiencing the most competitive housing market we’ve seen since the Great Recession,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “Rising mortgage rates and severe supply constraints are pushing already-overheated home prices out of reach for some prospective buyers, especially in more expensive metro areas. As affordability challenges persist, we may see more potential homebuyers priced out of the market and a possible slowing of price growth on the horizon.”CoreLogic analysis also shows homebuyers have steadily moved away from densely populated, high-cost coastal areas, in favor of more affordable suburban locales. The number of homebuyers in the top 10 metros with the largest net out-migration—including West Coast metros like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose—who chose to move to another metro increased by three percentage points in 2020 to 21% from 2019. This sentiment is reflected in CoreLogic’s recent consumer survey, which found that 57% of current non-homeowners on the West Coast feel the home options in their area are not at all affordable.Metro areas where affordability constraints continue include Phoenix with a 16.2% year-over-year home price appreciation, Seattle with a 12.5% year-over-year rise, and the Los Angeles metro region with an 8.2% year-over-year rise in home prices. At the state level, Idaho, Montana, and South Dakota had the strongest price growth in February, up 22.6%, 19.5%, and 17.1%, respectively.“The run-up in home prices is good news for current homeowners, but sobering for prospective buyers,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic. “Those looking to buy need to save for a down payment, closing costs, and cash reserves, all of which are much higher as home prices go up. Add to that a rise in mortgage rates and the affordability challenge for first-time buyers becomes even greater.”A recent report by Black Knight found that it now takes 20% of the median household income to make monthly payments on an average-priced home–back to the five-year average. In January and February, it was found that there were 125,000 fewer listings compared to 2020, pushing home for-sale inventory 40% below last year’s level.“Rather than an influx of homes on the market, we’re now 125,000 fewer new listings in the hole compared to the first two months of 2020 and trending in the wrong direction,” said Black Knight Data & Analytics President Ben Graboske. “With higher interest rates and a continuing shortage of inventory, it will be important to keep a careful eye on both home prices and affordability metrics in the coming months.”  Print This Post Subscribe Previous: Forbearances Drop for Fifth Consecutive Week Next: New Bankruptcies Hit 1-Year High in March April 6, 2021 790 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck Affordability Ben Graboske. Black Knight CoreLogic Frank Martell Frank Nothaft Home Price Index (HPI) 2021-04-06 Eric C. Peckcenter_img Tagged with: Affordability Ben Graboske. Black Knight CoreLogic Frank Martell Frank Nothaft Home Price Index (HPI) Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Newslast_img read more

Vice President Pence visits Kokomo GM plant making ventilators

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_img By Network Indiana – April 30, 2020 0 270 Twitter WhatsApp Vice President Pence visits Kokomo GM plant making ventilators Facebook Twitter Pinterest (“Vice President Pence in South and Central America” by The White House, Public Domain) Vice Pres. Mike Pence toured the GM plant in Kokomo Thursday, a plant that was converted from making cars to ventilators in 17 days. Pence and General Motors CEO Mary Barra pointed out that 600 vents have already been made at the plant.“We have moved quickly and have been talking about the fact that this all came together in about a month,” said Barra. “In my 40 years at General Motors, this is one of the proudest moments of my career.”“It’s amazing to think that this floor was empty about a month ago,” said Pence, who toured the plant, he said, on behalf of the president on a mission to thank the employees. “And General Motors, Ventec, and the State of Indiana, at the urging of the federal government put together a partnership.”Pence’s message was mainly one of thanks, saying he believes that history will record the vital role of Hoosiers in manufacturing ventilators.“I’m so proud of all of the volunteers here that are making this incredible partnership happen,” he said. “You all are part of our nation’s mission. It’s a mission to make sure that every American struggling with the coronavirus has the same level of health care and treatment that we would want for any member of our family.”Pence said that no American who has needed a ventilator has been denied one.In Indiana over 80 percent of vents are available. Some states, like Washington, have been able to send ventilators where the need is greater, as their populations have recovered.Pence spoke with people, while wearing a mask, who were building the vents, while being given information about the process by Ventec CEO Chris Kiple.Dr. Woody Myers, former state health commissioner now running for governor as a Democrat, said he believes Pence and Gov. Eric Holcomb should be more focused on getting Indiana’s economy back into shape.“While the manufacture of ventilators at the Kokomo GM plant is incredibly important for preparedness, we must do more as a state to also help small businesses,” he said. “Rather than touring a large business with his former boss, Vice President Pence, perhaps Governor Holcomb should read over my plan and act now to help the lifeblood of our economy.” Pinterest WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Facebook Google+ Previous articleBerrien County unveils new COVID-19 information websiteNext articleBusinesses should expect new rules to protect workers, customers Network Indianalast_img read more

Namibia Minimum Wage: Domestic Workers Monthly Wages Doubled

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgMozambique increases minimum wages despite IMF Warning Related Namibia’s government has introduced a minimum wage for this sector for domestic workers: doubling their monthly wages and providing for overtime, leave and transport fees. The move has however been met with mixed reactions. Some say it is unsustainable, while the union representing the workers argues it is still too little. CCTV’s Susan Mwongeli reports. Workers in Nigeria rally to demand minimum wage increases South Africa’s minimum wage set at $240last_img