IoD: coalition right on cuts

first_img Tags: NULL IoD: coalition right on cuts whatsapp CHANCELLOR George Osborne must not “wobble” on plans to reduce the deficit, the Institute of Directors (IoD) urged today.Cuts in government spending will not prevent strong, sustained economic growth, they said.And government job losses — currently estimated at 330,000 — will be far lower than the 600,000 cuts seen in the 1990s, the report states. Private sector employment is expected to increase by 1.5m by 2015. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects this to “more than offset falling public sector employment.”During the fiscal squeeze of the 1990s the economy grew by an average of 3.5 per cent, the IoD report states.“Unless we regain control of public spending now, we could lose it for a generation,” warned the group’s chief economist Graeme Leach. Yet cuts in government departments’ budgets are harsher than previously seen and could harm the UK’s recovery, said Simon Kirby of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). “We all agree on the need for consolidation,” he said. “But it should only start once the economy can deal with it. This is why I am concerned about the cuts for next year.” KCS-content Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Thursday 2 December 2010 8:41 pm More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comlast_img read more

Bally’s and Gamesys finalise mega-merger agreement

first_imgThe combined business’ growth trajectory would be aided by the pending acquisition of sportsbook platform Bet.Works, which is expected to close in the first half of the year, and its partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group.  Per the announcement, made under Rule 2.7 of the UK Takeover Code, Bally’s is to acquire Gamesys’ issued and outstanding share capital via Premier Entertainment, its wholly-owned subsidiary.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Its portfolio would be one of the broadest in the market, incorporating land-based gaming, online ports betting, online casino, poker, bingo, daily fantasy sports (via Monkey Knife Fight) and free-to-play games (through its SportCaller deal).  Bally’s Corporation and Gamesys have agreed definitive terms on the combination of the two businesses, to create a leading retail and online gambling business in the US and beyond. Tags: Gamesys Group Bally’s Corporation It will see Bally’s, via Premier Entertainment, pay 1,850 pence per Gamesys share. This represents a 14.4% premium on the Jackpotjoy operator’s closing share price of 1,642 pence per share on 23 March, the final day before an announcement on talks were made.  “However, should Gamesys shareholders wish to invest in a business with a strong foothold in the high-growth US gambling market combined with established markets in the UK and Japan, they can elect for part or all of their holding to be converted into Bally’s shares.” Regions: UK & Ireland US Rhode Island The combination will be effected through a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the UK Companies Act.  This accounts for 25.6% of Gamesys’ issued ordinary share capital at the close of business. If these shareholders are the only ones to take up the share exchange offer, the maximum cash consideration to be paid by Bally’s would be £1.6bn.  To finance the cash portion of the deal, Premier Entertainment has entered into a commitment letter and interim facilities agreement (IFA) for a bridge loan. This will be provided by Deutsche Bank’s London Branch, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Bank.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter As outlined in the initial terms, Gamesys shareholders will also have the option to swap each share for 0.343 Bally’s Corporation shares. Its electing directors and shareholders have opted to take up this option for all of their stakes, with the exception of finance director Michael Mee, who will exchange his holding for a combination of cash and shares.  As outlined in the Rule 2.4 announcement, Bally’s believes the deal would allow it to significantly increase its market share of the expanding US betting and igaming market, which analysts suggests could be worth up to $45bn at maturity. Gamesys chief executive Lee Fenton, who will become group CEO once the deal completes, added: ”After more than two decades honing our craft in online gaming, this combination would give all at Gamesys an opportunity to fully leverage the technology, product and know-how we have developed in what will become the largest regulated online gambling market in the world.  It also represents a 41.2% premium on Gamesys’ closing share price of 1,330 pence on 25 January, the day before Bally’s made its initial proposal. For Gamesys’ three-month average closing price to 23 March, of 1,373 pence per share, it represents a 36.7% premium.  With Lee Fenton becoming group chief executive, Gamesys’ chief operating officer Robeson Reeves and non-executive director Jim Ryan will join the Bally’s board. Current CEO George Papanier will remain in charge of the brick-and-mortar business, and retain his seat on the board.  Gamesys chairman Neil Goulden said the combination would “give unique optionality” to its shareholders.  This is expected the highly cash flow generative, enabling it to pursue further growth opportunities, either through reinvestment in its products, or additional M&A opportunities.  Email Address Topics: Casino & games Strategy Land-based casino Online casino M&A 13th April 2021 | By Robin Harrison “The recommended cash offer, including the Gamesys FY20 dividend, provides a 41.2% premium to the Gamesys share price at the time of the original proposal from Bally’s and is at a significant premium to the all-time high Gamesys share price prior to the 2.4 announcement,” he explained.  The transaction remains subject to approval from Gamesys shareholders, at a court meeting and general meeting. It must be approved by investors holding at least 75% of the business’ stock  at each.  Bally’s and Gamesys finalise mega-merger agreement The issuance of new Bally’s shares to fulfil the share portion of the deal will also require approval from its shareholders, with the board of directors to unanimously recommend they support these proposals. To date, holders of 2.5% of the business’ stock have committed to voting in favour.  However the operator will also look to reduce the sum borrowed through an offering common stock and tangible equity units for a total price to the public of approximately $850m. This will be carried out before the deal closes. “I believe the highly complementary nature of our companies and the common history of being highly cash generative will leave us uniquely positioned for success.” Gamesys’ existing platform would benefit from market access to key states via Bally’s brick-and-mortar estate. Bally’s, meanwhile, would benefit from Gamesys’ proven technology platform, expertise and highly-respected management team, the business’ boards said.As a result, there is not expected to be any sort of material change in Gamesys’ overall headcount, employment conditions or core duties. However, as a result of the business being de-listed from the London Stock Exchange, certain support functions in his head office may not be required going forward, Bally’s noted. M&A “We are truly excited about the opportunities that this combination would offer and the enhanced and comprehensive experience and product offering that it would enable us to offer our customers.” “We believe that this combination will mark a transformational step in our journey to become a leading integrated, omni-channel gaming company with a B2B2C business,” Bally’s chairman Soo Kim said. “We think that Gamesys’ proven technology platform alongside its highly respected and experienced management team, combined with the US market access that Bally’s provides, should allow the combined group to capitalise on the significant growth opportunities in the US sports betting and online markets.  In connection with the IFA, Gaming and Leisure Properties Incorporated, the real estate investment trust spun off from Penn National Gaming in 2013, has committed to purchase Bally’s shares worth $500m. Shareholders that own 33.3% of Gamesys’ issued ordinary share capital, including the operator’s directors, have announced they will support the combination. last_img read more

GM Ramesh laments lack of recognition of Indian coaches from govt.

first_img Sport News GM Ramesh laments lack of recognition of Indian coaches from govt. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Esports Football Latest Sports News By Kunal Dhyani – July 11, 2020 Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO ATP Tour Facebook Twitter Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Previous articleWorld Champion speed skater Lara van Ruijven dies at age 27Next articleSerie A Live: Cagliari vs Lecce Head to Head Statistics, LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, Date, Time, Watch Live Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! Online“Regarding awards for being coach of Indian team or Indian players from Central government, less said the better. Last 15 years or so, I (and most other Indian coaches barring few) have not received ANY award from Central government for winning medals or producing talents,” he said in a series of tweets.“ZERO award from Central Government for following achievements in 15 years: 1. World youth medals = 34 2. Asian youth medals = 40 3. Commonwealth medals = 23 4. National titles =36 5. Asian Seniors medals = 5 6. Bronze medal in Chess Olympiad IS there a sports policy?” he asked.Ramesh criticised the earlier system of Indian coaches getting lesser remuneration than their foreign counterparts which the sports ministry decided to end recently. The ministry has recently lifted the Rs 2 lakh salary cap of Indian coaches so as to bring them at par with their foreign counterparts.“The Indian system looks down upon Indian coaches for most part. Foreign coaches mean 5 to 10 times more fee will be paid, forget about competency of coaches or results produced for the country. Slave mentality due to centuries under colonialism still prevalent among many still,” he said in another tweet.“Can you guess the fee that was paid per day for being Coach of Indian Chess team for official events like Olympiad, World Team Championship, Asian team Championships? No one would believe it. Things got slightly better eventually, though nowhere near what it should be,” Ramesh further wrote.In this regard, he said, “Even as recent as last year, for training same group of Indian junior and sub-junior players, I was paid probably 1/10th of what a ‘foreign coach’ was paid if I am not mistaken for doing the same job. I did one camp and refused to do the next one for same reason.”Ramesh said a lucrative offer came his way last year to coach Canadian players for the World Youth Championship in Mumbai, but he refused and continued to train the Indian team despite a huge disparity in fees.“I was offered a lucrative offer to work with few Canadian players for World Youth Championship at Mumbai last year & refused it to be coach for Indian team despite huge (dis) parity in fees where we won many medals. Should Indian coaches continue to take this approach in future too?” he asked.“Many times, players in Indian contingent would ask me why am I even coming with the team for such small fee? We were slowly building a system, proving Indians are in no way less competent as far as training goes. Even now, Indian talent in chess training is largely underutilised,” he added.He said unless the Sports Ministry starts listening to stakeholders who are working on the ground, nothing will change in Indian chess.“Unless the Ministry of Sports starts listening to stakeholders who are working on the ground and making a real difference, instead of Officials and bureaucrats who have their own axe to grind, nothing will change for better or it will take too much time…” Ramesh said.Ramesh had quit as chief selector of AICF over alleged interference in selection of team for the upcoming Online Olympiad. The national chess body is split into two factions — one headed by President P R Venketrama Raja and the other by Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan, who are at loggerheads over various issues. PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Grandmaster R B Ramesh, who recently resigned as chief selector of the All India Chess Federation, on Saturday lamented the lack of recognition of domestic coaches from the government, saying they have been ignored for national awards despite producing medal-winning players.Ramesh, a Chennai-based coach, counts young prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, his sister Vaishali, national champion Aravindh Chithambaram and Karthikeyan Murali among his wards. He resigned as chief selector of the AICF on Tuesday over alleged interference by warring officials of rival factions. 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Arsenal vs Aston Villa LIVE in Premier league: Head to Head…

first_img Football Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Football Last matches of ARSENAL:2020-11-01 MANCHESTER UNITED – ARSENAL 0-12020-10-25 ARSENAL – LEICESTER 0-12020-10-17 MANCHESTER CITY – ARSENAL 1-02020-10-04 ARSENAL – SHEFFIELD UTD 2-12020-09-28 LIVERPOOL – ARSENAL 3-12020-09-19 ARSENAL – WEST HAM 2-1Last matches of ASTON VILLA:2020-11-01 ASTON VILLA – SOUTHAMPTON 3-42020-10-23 ASTON VILLA – LEEDS 0-32020-10-18 LEICESTER – ASTON VILLA 0-12020-10-04 ASTON VILLA – LIVERPOOL 7-22020-09-28 FULHAM – ASTON VILLA 0-32020-09-21 ASTON VILLA – SHEFFIELD UTD 1-0Match Facts: ASTON VILLAASTON VILLA has won the last 2 away matches.ASTON VILLA has scored at least one goal in the last 2 away matches.ASTON VILLA has lost the last 2 matches.Head-to-Head (H2H):2020-07-21 ASTON VILLA – ARSENAL 1-02019-09-22 ARSENAL – ASTON VILLA 3-22016-05-15 ARSENAL – ASTON VILLA 4-02015-12-13 ASTON VILLA – ARSENAL 0-22015-02-01 ARSENAL – ASTON VILLA 5-02014-09-20 ASTON VILLA – ARSENAL 0-32014-01-13 ASTON VILLA – ARSENAL 1-22013-08-17 ARSENAL – ASTON VILLA 1-32013-02-23 ARSENAL – ASTON VILLA 2-12012-11-24 ASTON VILLA – ARSENAL 0-0 Formula 1 TEAM NEWSArsenal have no new injury concerns for the visit of Aston Villa, with squad rotation expected following the Europa League win against Molde. 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They will also be live-streamed on Disney+Hotstar VIP.Click here for Watch Live Football Arsenal vs Aston Villa LIVE in Premier league: Head to Head Statistics, Premier League dates, LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, latest points table, Fixture and Schedule Premier League Live: Arsenal vs Aston Villa Head to Head HistoryArsenal vs Aston Villa Total Matches –  ArsenalTotal Games won Arsenal – Total Games lost Arsenal – Total Games drawArsenal –  Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited ( 2020 Annual Report

first_imgSkyway Aviation Handling Company Limited ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited ( in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$987.23K (NGN377.45M). An average of US$82.27K (NGN31.45M) per month.Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileSkyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) is 100% owned by the Sifax Group and incorporated as an Aviation Ground Handling Service Provider under the Nigerian Company & Allied Matters Act of 1990. SAHCOL which was formerly known as Skypower Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO), before it was privatized and handed over to the Sifax Group on the 23rd of December 2009, was carved out of the liquidated Nigeria Airways Limited as part of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation’s reform of 1996. SAHCO involves all the actions that take place from the time an aircraft touches down on the tarmac to the time it is airborne. It also ensures that the right assignment is carried out in an efficient, speedy and safe manner, deploying the right tools. Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I think NOW might be a great time to buy the best UK shares

first_img Image source: Getty Images Paul Summers owns shares of AG Barr,, Somero Enterprises, Inc. and Strix Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr,, and Somero Enterprises, Inc. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Paul Summers | Sunday, 28th February, 2021 | More on: BAG KETL MONY SOM Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Last week, I voiced my concern that share prices, particularly those in the US, looked primed for a fall. Since then, markets have indeed headed south. Rather than ruminate on the exact reason as to why this has happened now (it’s most likely down to a combination of factors), I’m turning my attention to how I can take advantage by buying the best UK shares.What happens next?Here’s the bad news. Whether markets continue their downward descent in March is pretty much impossible to say. There are simply too many variables involved.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This being the case, it’s vital to separate signal from noise and only use the former to our advantage. In other words, investors need only concentrate on what they know or can control.What we do know is that markets have always recovered over time… it’s individual companies that don’t. This being the case, it’s surely far more productive to look for high-quality businesses to buy on temporary weakness than it is to fret over whether global markets rise or fall on Monday.  What do the best UK shares look like?It’s subjective, of course. Nevertheless, I look to separate the wheat from the chaff using the following checklist. I want companies I invest in to:Solve a problem (if it doesn’t, why would anyone buy what it sells?)Be profitable (companies actually making money will always be more resilient than those dependent on hype)Offer multiple products (one-product companies are risky if fashion/demand changes)Generate repeat business (thus allowing me to be more confident on earnings)Have low/no debt (allowing a business to survive an inevitable crisis or two)Have great returns on capital (it makes lots of money from the cash it invests in itself)Although there’s no such thing as a perfect company, many of my personal holdings tick many of these boxes. This explains why I’m invested in drinks firm AG Barr, laser-equipment supplier Somero Enterprises, kettle safety firm Strix and comparison website  Slow and steadyBuying even the best UK shares at a time when markets are falling takes guts. This fact is obvious when all is well but it can be hard to remember when the chips are down. I’m as susceptible to fear and greed as anyone else. In an effort to counter this, I think the most appropriate response is to adopt a ‘slow and steady’ approach. In practice, this means investing my money gradually. I may not be able to time my purchases perfectly but I’ve never met someone who can. The danger of trying is that the recovery happens before putting any capital to work. Ultimately, I may end up paying more than I wanted to. A slow and steady approach isn’t perfect. In theory, the more times I buy, the more commission I will incur. This is a problem since costs can have a huge impact on a portfolio’s performance over time, regardless of how good the actual investments are. One way I work around this is to take advantage of ‘regular investing’ plans that buy on the same date each month, vastly reducing what I pay.Ignoring the noise, finding the best  UK shares to buy and keeping costs low is no guarantee of success, but it’s how I’m handling this latest market crash. center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Why I think NOW might be a great time to buy the best UK shares See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

‘If You Build It, They Will Nest’ Fun Birdhouse Competition for All Ages Mixes Architecture with Art

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Design ‘If You Build It, They Will Nest’ Fun Birdhouse Competition for All Ages Mixes Architecture with Art Pasadena & Foothill AIA Chapter Partners with Pasadena Community Garden to Find Avian Creativity in Seven Categories. Winners to Be Announced at Garden Party on October 4, 2014 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, August 15, 2014 | 12:10 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Have a birdhouse idea that needs to take wing? Want to give your feathered friends a little leisure lair?The AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of the AIA (PF-AIA), in partnership with the Pasadena Community Garden (PCG), is accepting entries for a birdhouse competition to be judged on October 4, 2014 at Pasadena Community Garden.The fun design-and-build contest is open to area residents of all ages, regardless of skill level, with winners named in seven categories, including:• Children (up to age 12)• Family• Architect• Adult• Adult team (of two or more)• Sustainable (using 100 percent recycled materials)• Senior (age 65 or older)The deadline for contest entries is October 1, 2014. To enter, amateur and professional avian visionaries can register to build a birdhouse at the PF-AIA website ( The entry fee is $25, and proceeds from the birdhouse competition will go toward the PF-AIA’s young-architect education scholarship and PCG’s education and beautification programs.“The Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of the AIA is excited to partner with the Pasadena Community Garden for our first-ever Birdhouse Competition. Everyone is invited to build a birdhouse and come out to join in the fun of this great family event,” said Mitch Sawasy, chapter president. “It’s a great way for everyone to design and build afunctional piece of art.”“This is the second time we’ve partnered with the local chapter of the AIA,” said Pasadena Community Garden Board President Ron Garretson. “Initially, AIA architects helped us design our garden, which now enables our more than 100 members to grow healthy, pesticide-free vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers. This second collaboration — `Tweet Treats … and All That Jazz’ — will help us expand our community education programs, intended to promote health and well-being, and continue developing the garden by planting water-wise and drought-resistant California natives and succulents.”The final judging takes place at the Pasadena Community Garden, 721 S. Pasadena Ave, Pasadena, from 11:00 a.m. ­ 3:00 p.m. on October 4. The event will feature music, food and other garden entertainment. Awards will be given out in all seven categories, and builders have the option to donate their birdhouses to a silent auction, which will benefit both organizations’ causes.For more information, visit Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img

Armed raiders told woman they would shoot her daughter

first_imgTwitter Man arrested after suspected gun and ammunition found following pursuit of car in Limerick Sunville House in County LimerickA LIMERICK mother, who was recovering from breast cancer surgery, was having a bath when a gang of armed raiders burst in to her home.Ann Garvey, of Sunville House, Pallasgreen told Judge John Hannan at Limerick Circuit Court last week that the men, who were armed with a sawn-off shotgun, a baseball bat and a sledgehammer, said her daughter would be shot if she didn’t give them the key to the safe.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ms Garvey was giving her evidence in the trial of Patrick Roche, (52), of Kilcronan Close, Clondalkin, Dublin; his son Philip Roche (24) of the same address and Alan Freeman (37) of Pearse Park, Tipperary Town who all pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated burglary at the Garvey home on April 16, 2012.Both Patrick and Philip Roche have also pleaded not guilty to an aggravated burglary at the home of William, Nora and Christina Creed at Ballyluddy, Pallasgreen, on May 31, 2012.Ms Garvey told the court that she had undergone a mastectomy and was taking a bath when the men broke in to her home. The mother-of-four said that her husband, Gerard was handcuffed in the sitting room and had a sawn-off shotgun pressed to his forehead.One of their daughters was bound with cable ties and her twin brother was punched in the face and threatened with a baseball bat.Gerard Garvey said that when he went to investigate a loud bang in the living room, he was confronted by a gang who had smashed the patio door. He said there were three or four figures dressed in black and wearing balaclavas.He was looking down the barrel of a sawn-off shotgun as they forced him and his daughter to the ground.The man with the gun said: “we’ll blow your head off and we will take your kids away and you’ll never see them again”.They demanded the key of the safe which contained $3,000 and £5,000 but they wanted more.Sgt Helen Holden told Judge Hannan that when she arrived to Sunville House, she found a scene of “panic, pandemonium, and trauma”.Det Garda Niamh Brosnan, who was accompanied by Det Garda Senan O’Sullivan said that the family were extremely upset and shocked at what had happened and that Gerry Garvey was still in handcuffs and had to be freed with bolt cutters.The trial is expected to last another four weeks. Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Man charged with assault causing harm to shop worker after arrest on suspicion of coughing on victim NewsArmed raiders told woman they would shoot her daughterBy Staff Reporter – June 21, 2017 1362 TAGSAnn GarveyCourtfeaturedGerard Garveysunville house Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous article#WATCH Statue of Anthony Foley unveiled on Clancy’s StrandNext articleNew O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first Staff Reporter Email 27 month delay in justice at Limerick courts Sunville House in County Limerick Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report last_img read more

Obama Administration Releases February Housing Scorecard

first_img Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Market Studies, News, REO Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the February edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard on Friday. The report found that new home sales rose, foreclosure completion were down, and home prices remained stable.New home purchases rose to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 468,000, a 9.6 percent increase for the month of January. This increase was the highest since mid-2008, and 2.2 percent above January, 2013 sales.The government’s loss mitigation programs appear to working. The Making Home Affordable program (MHA) has executed over 1.9 million homeowner assistance actions, while the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) “has offered nearly 2.2 million loss mitigation and early delinquency interventions through January,” according to the report.”The standards set by the Making Home Affordable program and our quarterly servicer assessments have positively impacted the mortgage servicing industry,” said Treasury Acting Assistant Secretary Tim Bowler. “While the housing market as a whole has made significant progress, servicers still have room for improvement and Treasury will continue to press the industry to improve servicer performance.”The report comments, “The Administration’s programs continue to encourage improved standards and processes in the industry, with HOPE Now lenders offering families and individuals nearly 4.0 million proprietary modifications through December (data are reported with a two month lag).”In total, 8.1 million mortgage modifications and other mortgage assistance arrangements were completed between April, 2009 and the end of January, 2014.On a more local level, HUD’s neighborhood stabilization program, which helps communities address foreclosed or abandoned homes, has completed or rehabilitated 32,000 units while providing direct assistance to 10,800 homeowners.The Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP) has saved an estimated $25.5 billion to date in monthly mortgage payments.Mortgage rates were a reported 4.37 percent, and 30,226 U.S. properties were repossessed by lenders in January, down 40 percent from one year ago—to their lowest level since July 2007. Completed foreclosures were 4 percent below their December level.Mortgage delinquency rates for prime mortgages fell slightly from 3.2 to 3.1, and for subprime borrowers delinquencies showed a similar fall, from 32.1 percent to 32 percent.Homeowners’ equity jumped over $400 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, reaching over $10 trillion for the first time since 2007. Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Obama Administration Releases February Housing Scorecard Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Housing Scorecard HUD Treasury 2014-03-10 Colin Robinscenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Obama Administration Releases February Housing Scorecard Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Colin Robins is the online editor for He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Scorecard HUD Treasury Previous: DS News Webcast: Monday 3/10/2014 Next: Florida’s Statute of Limitations: All is Not Lost After Five Years About Author: Colin Robins March 10, 2014 800 Views Subscribelast_img read more

Gardai warn Donegal business owners over email scam

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai are warning businesses in Donegal about an email scam that has been targeting people across the country.An email is sent from an apparent senior member of staff and appears to be genuine due to the address in the “From” box reflecting the genuine email address of the senior member of staff.The content of the email is a request of immediate payment outside normal protocol due to unforeseen circumstances.Gardai are urging Businesses to have a specific documented internal process for the arrangement and authorisation of payments.Crime Prevention Officer, Sgt Paul Wallace is asking any requests made outside of that procedure, should be regarded as suspicious and reported to the Gardai immediately:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter By admin – November 6, 2015 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest Previous articleMcIlroy not happy with second round in ChinaNext articleMan held at knifepoint in armed robbery in Derry admin Gardai warn Donegal business owners over email scam RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more