*For a €50,000 15 year variable interest rate loan with 180 monthly repayments of €456.16, an interest Rate of 7.24%, a representative APR of 7.5%, the total amount payable by the member is €82,116.79. Information correct as at 17/10/2019Letterkenny Credit Union launches new ‘Fixer Upper’ home improvement loan was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fixer upperhome improvement loanletterkenny credit untionretrofit Whether you are a first time home owner who has just acquired a property that, with a little bit of vision, will be your dream home, or maybe you feel it’s time to breathe new life into your long time family home, taking the next steps can be a big hurdle. Home upgrading is a trend which has seen somewhat of a surge in popularity in recent years – and for good reason. A refurbishment can completely transform a home.As with anything that has major long-term benefits, carrying out larger home improvements can come with a significant cost. The good news is that Letterkenny Credit Union stands ready to provide loans for those looking to retrofit their homes in the coming months. Gordon Randles, CEO says Letterkenny Credit Union has launched a new ‘Fixer Upper’ home loan for those wanting to retrofit their homes, but who might need some financial assistance to do so. “The new loan is as affordable as it is flexible. With the new Fixer Upper Loan from Letterkenny Credit Union members can borrow between €30,000 and €60,000 at an APR of 7.5%*. “The loan is typically approved within 48 hours and does not have any hidden fees or costs. “Letterkenny Credit Union is happy to work with borrowers to structure the repayments in a way that suits their financial circumstances best. The product is designed to take the toxic stress out of home improvements, so you can focus on the upgrade.“Making significant changes to your home can have economic and environmental benefits long term. That’s why we offer loan terms of up to 15 years so you can match the cost of renovations with the savings in energy bills over the life of the loan,” Gordon said.For further information on the new, Fixer Upper loan, contact Letterkenny Credit Union at 0749102126 or email [email protected]
South Africa will spend R22-billion over the next three years on a countrywide pothole repair programme that is expected to create 70 000 jobs in its first year.S’hamba Sonke is a R22 billion nationwide programme to fix potholes on major road networks. (Image: Pixabay)Brand South Africa reporterIn partnership with all nine provinces, the programme – dubbed S’hamba Sonke, Moving Together – will improve access to schools, clinics and other social and economic opportunities by drastically upgrading the secondary roads network and repairing potholes throughout the country.The project will be modelled on the Department of Transport’s Zibambele (“doing it ourselves”) initiative, which involves routine road maintenance using labour-intensive methods in which a family or household is contracted through a provincial department to maintain a specific length of road on a part-time basis.Road engineers and superintendents will be deployed all over the network to identify potholes and implement infrastructure maintenance.Speaking at the launch of the programme in Durban on Monday, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said a national project management unit would be in place by the end of April.Provinces have until the end of May to establish their management units, and are expected to report to the Transport Department every month on the programme’s implementation.“We will monitor the creation of jobs and expenditure to ensure emerging contractors are created in numbers,” Ndebele said.R6.4-billion will be spent on the initiative in 2011/12, 7.5-billion in 2012/13 and R8.2-billion in 2013/14, the entire amount having been “ring-fenced for the maintenance of roads,” Ndebele said. “The provincial roads maintenance grant is a conditional grant dedicated to road maintenance.”For 2011/12, the money will be allocated as follows: Kwazulu-Natal R1.2-billion, Eastern Cape R1-billion, Mpumalanga R1-billion, Limpopo R934-million, Gauteng R566-million, Free State R447-million, Western Cape R411-million, Northern Cape R308-million, and North West province R501-million.KwaZulu-Natal has identified the corridors between Nongoma, Dabhazi, Hlambanyathi and Hlabisa, and between Eshowe, Ntumeni, Kranskop and Vryheid as the province’s anchor road projects.These projects will support the province’s Tale of Four Cities initiative, which aims to connect Ulundi, Richards Bay, Pietermaritzburg and Durban.Similar programmes are being rolled out by the other eight provinces. In Mpumalanga, the projects have targeted maintenance of 42 kilometres of the R33 between Stoffberg and Belfast at a cost of R24-million, and a 40km road from White River to Ntsikazi at a cost of R16-million.In Gauteng, there is a project to reseal the N14 from Krugersdorp to Klieveskraal at a cost of R55.8-million, the Ben Schoeman highway to the N1 at R10-million, as well as upgrading an 8.54km stretch of the P126 (M1) at a cost of R1-million.South Africa’s total road network is about 747 000km, the longest network of roads of any African country. (Image: Brand South Africa)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The trio apologized that day and publicly thanked Trump, who was in Asia last week, for his help. On Thursday morning, the president sent another tweet: “You’re welcome. go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible.”In the same tweet, Trump said, “HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLater in the day, as he rallied House Republicans before a crucial vote on a tax overhaul, Trump talked about his efforts to release the playersRep. Steve Womack of Arkansas said Trump “personally engaged the Chinese president and it turned out the way it did,” with the players released. He said China is known for being “extremely punitive” with criminal suspects, adding: “This could have been a disaster for those families.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Ex-France minister has to pay damages to Nadal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Flanked by Cody Riley, left, and Jalen Hill, third from left, UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball reads his statement as head coach Steve Alford listens during a news conference at UCLA Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Los Angeles. The three players were detained in Hangzhou following allegations of shoplifting last week before an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged three suspended UCLA basketball players on Thursday to thank China’s president for their freedom after they shoplifted in China.The president’s suggestion came a day after he tweeted: “Do you think the three UCLA basketball players will say thank you President Trump. They were headed for 10 years in jail.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were detained in Hangzhou for questioning last week before the Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai. The rest of the team returned home Saturday.Athletic director Dan Guerrero said the shoplifting occurred when the team had 90 minutes of free time on Nov. 6 in Hangzhou. He said the three took items from three stores.The players are suspended indefinitely, and coach Steve Alford says they will have to earn their way back onto the team.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.
Barcelona ace Messi full of praise for Puig and Mirandaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona ace Leo Messi has sung the praises of Riqui Puig and Juan Miranda.Both youngsters have seen first team action this season.Messi said, “They have been training with us for a whole and you see they are different players. “The club did well in bringing them up to train with us. They will grow more and that’s good the club are using people from the youth academy because for a while nobody came. Going back to that model is important for the academy and the club.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has signed a cooperation agreement with Belgium’s Antwerp Maritime Academy (AMA) to develop a curriculum covering several key areas of study.Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, has lauded this collaboration which he said will facilitate capacity building and student and teacher exchanges between the institutions.Speaking at the recent signing ceremony at the CMI’s main campus in Kingston, Mr. Henry said the collaboration’s forging was timely in light of ongoing developments in the dynamic global shipping industry“The friendship between Jamaica and Belgium will be strengthened even more, as a result of this new bold innovative step. AMA is the leading maritime educational institution in Europe and CMI is the Caribbean’s leading maritime school. In this context, I am of the firm belief that these two institutions are marrying into a union that (abounds) with possibilities” he added.For her part, Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, who represented Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, also welcomed the collaboration noting that it presents an excellent opportunity to expand educational and training cooperation between Belgium and Jamaica.“The CMI’s growth and expansion of programme offerings over the past decade is a reflection of the increasing demand within the region for well-trained students for the maritime sector” she said.Dr. McLean added that as Jamaica moves to develop a logistics hub and more Caribbean territories build-out their maritime sectors, “we expect that there will be an even greater demand for well trained personnel to serve the region.” In this regard, she said the CMI would be called upon to make a greater contribution to facilitate this.“This agreement with the AMA with its well established training programmes for students from across Europe and outside the continent, augurs well for the exposure of regional students to the best and most current training techniques that are available” she contended.Dr. McLean further said that in addition to facilitating capacity building within Jamaica’s maritime sector, “in this era of global interconnectivity, the benefits to several countries and sectors will be immeasurable.”