Investigation launched after threatening graffiti daubed on City Hall

first_imgNew Music: 40Hurtz Advertisement TAGScity hallgraffitiMusic Limerickrsu armed garda Email Previous articleThief arrived to court with stolen cosmeticsNext articleNew legislation to help protect children against sexual abuse Staff Reporter Linkedin WhatsApp Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] members of the Garda Regional Response Unit were called to City Hall last Thursday morning after what was described as “threatening graffiti” was discovered daubed on an external wall of the local authority headquarters.Gardaí are reviewing CCTV footage and continuing their investigations on the basis that the material was of an offensive nature and indirect threats had been made against persons.The black text graffiti was immediately covered up by council workers who used plastic sheets and wooden battens to prevent the material been seen by members of the public and visitors to the area.A senior Garda source said that the graffiti daubed on the wall of the Council building was being treated very seriously.It read, “Dear Karma, I have a list of people that you missed”. It was signed MIB.The operation to remove the text had been hampered due to the type of residue left by the paint.It is understood that the wall cannot be sandblasted to remove the graffiti.Costs to remove the offensive material are estimated to be over €2,000 but the area has been painted temporarily to hide the graffiti. Print #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy center_img NewsInvestigation launched after threatening graffiti daubed on City HallBy Staff Reporter – December 17, 2013 1440 Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Reforming Dodd-Frank to Unify the U.S. Economy

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Reforming Dodd-Frank to Unify the U.S. Economy The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Small Cities Post Higher Credit Scores Than Big Ones Next: Carson: HOME, CDBG May Continue Under New Names Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Dodd-Frank Regulation 2017-04-14 Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Reforming Dodd-Frank to Unify the U.S. Economy The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Regulation April 14, 2017 1,349 Views Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago “For seven years now, the Dodd-Frank Act has stifled the American Dream—for half of the country,” said U.S. Representative David Kustoff (R-TN) in an opinion piece on CNBC. According to Kustoff, Dodd-Frank requires rolling back, and it has caused plenty of harm since then. Though it saved plenty of big banks during the recession, its regulation has stifled many smaller banks.“Our smaller communities and hopeful entrepreneurs have been shut out, said Kustoff. “Those who are seeking to start or grow their small business are incapable of accessing the capital necessary to merely plant both feet on the ground.”The long-term effect of Dodd-Frank has been the negative impact on community banks, regional banks, credit unions and other lenders. “These smaller financial institutions have their hands tied with onerous regulations and high compliance costs, and their ability to loan money is constrained,” said Kustoff.Kustoff recommends rolling back some of the regulations in order to ease that strain on small banks. He is currently working with Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling to make that happen, and change the current system“[Federal Reserve] Chair Yellen said that our nation is at full employment and that, while there is still room for improvement, wages are rising,” said Kustoff. “Chair Yellen should take a drive through West Tennessee. She would see how that may be true for the half of America that benefitted from Dodd-Frank. Unfortunately, Chair Yellen’s evaluation was not considering a dynamic economy—an economy that encourages new businesses, new job creation and new salaries.”Washington’s “one-size-fits-all” regulations have made lending difficult for small banks, and Dodd-Frank has cut off access to credit cards and home equity lines of credit, as credit-card issuance hit a record low of 50 million fewer accounts than before the recession.Now, the opportunity is right to start rolling back that regulation.“The Financial Services Committee has already hit the ground running on legislation that will dismantle Dodd-Frank and open the door for all Americans to achieve financial independence,” said Kustoff “I am encouraged by the ambitious and productive schedule Chairman Hensarling has mapped out.”He continued, “Dodd-Frank created two Americas, but I see a unified U.S. economy that serves all Americans.”Read Kustoff’s full story here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Wild Spotter App

first_imgThanks to a new app, citizen scientists can help researchers track and stop the spread of invasive species like feral pigs, Chinese privet, cogongrass and kudzu bugs by reporting and mapping sightings of these invasive species.The University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health partnered with the U.S. Forest Service and Wildlife Forever, a conservation nonprofit, to develop the smartphone app, called “Wild Spotter,” to identify and report invasive species in the remote wilderness and other natural areas across the 193-million-acre national forest system.Wild Spotter was designed to help researchers map invasive species using a smartphone app, website and customized marketing campaign. The app will help the Forest Service target aquatic and terrestrial invasive species in wilderness areas and wild and scenic rivers.The partnership initially focused on building a citizen-science base in 12 ecologically diverse national forests scattered from coast to coast. Ultimately, the project will grow to include all 174 national forests and grasslands, according to Chuck Bargeron, associate director of UGA’s invasive species and ecosystem health center, commonly known as Bugwood, in Tifton, Georgia.“It is impossible for agencies like the U.S. Forest Service to monitor all of their lands. Reaching the public, who are in these specific areas across the country, is a solution to help find new infestations before they spread,” Bargeron said.These infestations involve harmful exotic plants, animals, fish, invertebrates, pathogens and other species that invade different ecosystems each year. These invasions reduce biodiversity and productivity, weaken local economies, and impact human and animal health. The Wild Spotter program provides people with the tools they need to help locate, quantify, map and report these invasive species infestations.“Invasive species cause economic and environmental damage to ecosystems across the world. Estimates have been as high as $120 billion a year in the United States,” Bargeron said. Citizen-scientist volunteers who download the Wild Spotter app and use the program can also identify and report unfamiliar species they find while they’re vacationing in America’s wild places. The data is verified by experts and made public through an invasive species database hosted by UGA.“We are very proud that Wild Spotter is expanding citizen-science-volunteer capacity against invasive species by capitalizing on the outdoor activities of millions of people who are already enjoying some of the most beautiful places in America,” Bargeron said. “Like the idea of ‘see something, say something,’ the Wild Spotter program greatly enhances the early detection and rapid response capabilities of agencies like the U.S. Forest Service.”To learn more about the Wild Spotter program, visit Learn more about the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at Wild Spotter app is free and available in Apple and Android app stores.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

first_imgGov. Wolf Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day May 14, 2020 Flag Order,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf ordered United States and commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 15, 2020, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.“Our law enforcement officials work around the clock to protect us and provide public safety,” said Gov. Wolf. “Now, more than ever, we should honor their commitment to our communities, which has given us a sense of security during this global pandemic.”Commonwealth flags have already been lowered to, and shall remain at, half-staff until a date to be announced to honor the victims of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Pennsylvanians are additionally encouraged to shine blue lights to honor law enforcement officials on Friday, May 15, 2020, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

RuPaul, Tony Hawk, Maya Angelou join California Hall of Fame

first_imgSACRAMENTO (AP) — Drag queen and TV star RuPaul, late poet Maya Angelou and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk were among 10 people inducted Tuesday night into the California Hall of Fame.The others were Brandi Chastain, two-time Women’s World Cup soccer champion and Olympic gold medalist; astrophysicist and National Science Foundation Director France A. Cordova; writer Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston; actor and comedian George Lopez; restaurateur and chef Wolfgang Puck; winemaker Helen M. Turley and the …last_img

Springboks lend a hand in Queenstown

first_img22 October 2013The South African Rugby Union’s Footprint Programme paid a second visit to the Eastern Cape last week to deliver the latest rugby coaching techniques and skills to schoolboys and coaches.Springboks Francois Hougaard, Flip van der Merwe, Jan Serfontein and Bjorn Basson coached more than 170 schoolboys and 50 school and club coaches during a coaching session in Queenstown.They were assisted by Springbok assistant coaches, Johann van Graan, Ricardo Loubscher and John McFarland.Mastering basic techniquesThe Springboks demonstrated to the local coaches how to master basic technical techniques in areas, such as tackling, scrumming, lineout play and the breakdown.In July, the Footprint Programme paid its first visit to the Eastern Cape in Mthatha at the behest of the Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture.The Eastern Cape Sports Department is also assisting the South African Rugby Union (Saru) to prepare the Springbok Women’s Sevens squad to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. The assistance includes scientific support, fitness and conditioning training.Rassie Erasmus, Saru’s general manager for high performance, got the two-day symposium underway when he addressed the eager local schools and club coaches on the proper tackling and breakdown techniques.DemonstratedDuring the practical session, the Springbok players and coaching staff demonstrated those techniques to the learners and coaches at a community field, with a happy local crowd following every move on the field.Afterwards, lock Flip van der Merwe said he and his teammates enjoyed the session as much as the schoolboys and the coaches.“This is a great initiative and it is wonderful to see eagerness amongst the kids and their coaches to learn.“We seldom get the chance to visit areas such as Queenstown, and the reception we got from the local community and kids was amazing,” he said.SAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

After the Webinar: Disability and Abuse

first_imgIn this vlog, Ashley Anne Marshall, who is completing her Master’s degree at Vanderbilt University in Child Studies, will be taking you through the connections between disabilities, abuse, and young children. She will also be discussing the signs of abuse and neglect.Signs of abuse and neglect include:unexplained injurieschanges in behaviorsreturning to earlier behaviorsfear of going homechanges in eatingchanges in sleepingchanges in school performance or attendancelack of personal care or hygienerisk taking behaviorsinappropriate sexual behaviorsWhen working with young children it is important to be extra observant because often times these children are too young to speak, or to tell you if abuse is taking place.Like what you heard here? Then be sure to check out the archived recording of our MFLN Family Development Virtual Learning Event Session 3 | Beyond Mandated Reporting: Building Resiliency with Families presented by Catherine Corr, Deserai Miller, and Ashley Anne Marshall on October 22, 2015.For more information on MFLN Family Development’s October 2015 Virtual Learning Event sessions check out our VLE website, here.last_img read more