Two Limerick Museums to receive €16,000 funding boost

first_imgSenator Maria ByrneLimerick Museum and The Hunt Museum are to benefit from a funding boost of €16,000, a Fine Gael Senator has confirmed.Senator Maria Byrne said, “My colleague, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, has confirmed additional funding for a number of local and regional museums around the country under the Regional Museum Exhibitions Scheme 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick is to benefit from this funding boost with The Hunt Museum to receive €8,000 for an exhibition commemorating the work of Sir John Lavery and  Walter Fredrick Osbourne and Limerick Museum to receive €8,000 for an exhibition to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Limerick Soviet.“This funding will help to protect and promote our cultural heritage.”Minister Madigan said, “I am very pleased to offer this support to an important part of our culture and heritage. These cultural bodies are often run on relatively modest budgets and to be in a position to offer support is a very positive thing.“These bodies are often central focus points within the community and it is vital that they are supported in their role as guardians and narrators of our cultural heritage.“The funding provided under this scheme over the past few years has allowed these cultural entities to continue to enhance the presentation of their exhibitions which, in turn, improves the cultural offering of the communities they serve.” Print WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement Previous articlePolitical row over crucial Limerick projectsNext articleSpecial invitation to the library for Limerick’s young literary stars Staff Reporter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! center_img Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSFundingheritageLimerick City and Countylocal news Email NewsLocal NewsPoliticsTwo Limerick Museums to receive €16,000 funding boostBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2019 131 Twitterlast_img read more

The Industry Pulse

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Industry Pulse ________________________________________________________________________________TD Bank has appointed Rick Bechtel as executive vice president, head of U.S. mortgage banking, and Scott Lindner as national sales director. Bechtel has more than 27 years of banking and management experience, most recently serving as managing director, head of mortgage banking, at CIBC. He has also built and led successful sales teams at both Wells Fargo and Chase. In his new role, Bechtel will oversee all aspects of the lending business. He will be responsible for driving growth and optimizing best-in-class technology, while maintaining the bank’s risk appetite and unique focus on the customer. Lindner has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, head of retail banking, at Scottrade. Previously, he had managed over 100 retail bank branches for The Bank of New York and was responsible for JPMorgan Chase’s mortgage origination business in Connecticut and New York state north of New York City. At TD Bank, Lindner will work to grow the business through a combination of sales-force expansion and integration with the retail bank.________________________________________________________________________________Northsight Management LLC, a mortgage field services provider, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, finalized its merger with ASONS Construction Inc., a highly regarded regional REO and property preservation service provider. The procurement of ASONS marks the second and final M&A milestone for Northsight since August 2017. ASONS Construction Inc., based in Muncie, Indiana, is one of the oldest and most integrated industry firms of the region. It was incorporated when the founders purchased a foreclosed home and grasped first-hand the maintenance required. Over the years, ASONS expanded to provide field and property preservation services for US Government Agencies, financial institutions, and private sector institutions.________________________________________________________________________________Real estate business and technology solutions provider, Situs, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MountainView Financial Solutions, a service provider to the financial services industry. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed on or before January 31st. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, MountainView is a valuation and risk analytics business for the financial services sector. MountainView’s professionals will work alongside Situs to deliver a spectrum of risk management and transaction services, and build on the group’s foundation of valuation and regulatory advisory services.________________________________________________________________________________Mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, Mortgage Capital Trading Inc. (MCT), announced that Ian Miller has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In this newly created position, he will be responsible for ensuring that MCT’s marketing strategy effectively supports the company’s business plan and helps drive growth. “We are elated to have Ian the MCT team and head the marketing strategy,” said Curtis Richins, president of MCT. “We’ve grown our business considerably over the past several years and had a need to ensure that our brand accurately reflects the robust suite of products, services, and technology we now offer within company divisions.” Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton January 11, 2018 1,416 Views Share Save Tagged with: Company News The Industry Pulse The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Which companies are merging, and what professionals are moving? See some highlights in this update of the housing and mortgage industries. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Newscenter_img Previous: District Judge Sides With President Trump on CFPB Director Next: The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 1 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Company News The Industry Pulse 2018-01-11 David Wharton Subscribelast_img read more

Controlling Fire Ants

first_imgFall is perfect for playing football, picking pumpkins and killing fire ants. Tackling the stinging pests now will cut down on the number you encounter next spring and summer, according to entomologists with the University of Georgia.“When fire ants sting, they release toxins that cause blisters, prolonged agony and even possible allergic reactions,” said Wayne Gardner, a research entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Gardner, and his colleague UGA Extension entomologist Dan Suiter, should know. They study fire ants and ways to control the pests as part of the urban entomology research program on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga.They know, for instance, that the easiest time for homeowners to go after fire ant colonies is in the fall.Treat in the fallFire ant colonies reach their peak in the fall having grown throughout the summer months, Suiter said.The ants tend to be most active in the spring and fall, when daytime temperatures are between 70 and 85 degrees. In the fall, they spend a lot of time foraging for food. Actively foraging ants will pick up bait and carry it into the nest within the first hour or two.Another reason to treat the pests in the fall is their location.“The ants aren’t too deep in the ground and this makes it easier to kill with a mound-drench, granular or dust,” Suiter said. “When using these products it’s critical to treat when the queen and brood are close to the surface.”Broadcast baitUGA specialists recommend treating fire ants by first broadcasting a fire ant bait.“Follow the product label carefully,” Suiter said. “When properly applied, this should suppress about 90 percent of the ants.”Apply the bait either across the home lawn or in a 4-foot circle around each fire ant mound. Use care not to disturb the mounds.Fire ants can smell smokeNever apply bait using a spreader that’s been used to spread fertilizer. The bait’s scent can be altered by the fertilizer residue.“If you smoke and get smoke smell on the bait, the ants won’t touch it. Or if you have gasoline on your hands, the ants won’t touch it,” Suiter said.Wear gloves and use only a new spreader dedicated to treating fire ants, he said.Bait products do not protect against reinvasion by ant colonies from surrounding land or by newly mated queens. Ant populations can fully recover within 12 to 18 months of the last bait treatment, Suiter said. Low-lying, moist and flood-prone areas are more prone to reinfestation.Hit them with a second treatmentAfter a week to 10 days, kick the ant mounds or poke them with a stick and step back quickly. If there is any ant activity, apply a contact insecticide to target the mounds.“Get a long stick and run it down through the center of the mound,” Suiter said. “It should push like a hot knife through butter. Pull the stick out quickly and pour in the premixed insecticide.”Be prepared to pour the insecticide quickly as the ants will scatter once the mound is disturbed. A premixed gallon or two of insecticide should fill the mound from the bottom up.Gardner says dusts or powders can also be sprinkled on the surface of the mound if you prefer dry treatments.“One really excellent one is Orthene (acephate) which is actually packaged and sold for fire ant control,” he said. “For those colonies that might survive the bait treatment, a second treatment of the mound with this material is an excellent idea.”The Texas Two-Step MethodThe worker ants find the powder, carry it into the mound and expose their nest mates and food supply, he said. This method is called the Texas Two-Step Method and was developed by urban entomologist Mike Merchant of Texas A&M University.“It’s basically Amdro followed by Orthene,” Gardner said.Fire ants were first reported in Georgia in the 1950s. Their mating-flights have taken them as far east as North Carolina and as far west as Texas. The ants have also spread through nursery plant material to states like Arizona and California.For more advice on controlling household pests, contact your local UGA Cooperative Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 or search “fire ants” at read more