Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Print Andrew CareyA SHANNON based electrical switchgear firm is to close with the loss of 63 jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At the end of January, Kraus and Naimer is to closing its manufacturing facility in the Shannon Free Zone.The Limerick Post has learned that the closure is due to continued financial losses at the firm.Kraus and Naimer has been sustaining losses for the last number of years.It is understood that the closure is forced due to the impact of weak customer demand due to the global recession.The facility was set up in Shannon in 1973. NewsBreaking newsShannon firm to close after ChristmasBy admin – December 5, 2013 711 Advertisement Email Previous articleLimerick homes at risk of repossessionNext articleGeordie Shore sets Limerick pulses racing admin
About Author: Scott Morgan Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Existing Home Sales National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Existing Home Sales National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales 2014-11-27 Scott Morgan Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured Subscribe Previous: Rushmore Loan Management Services Opens Branch in Puerto Rico Next: Altisource Acquires Online Real Estate Marketplace Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 27, 2014 826 Views Pending home sales declined month-to-month in October but remained higher than they were a year ago, according to the latest Pending Home Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).NAR reported Wednesday that contract signings nationally decreased 1.1 percent last month, though they were still up 2.2 percent compared to last October.Despite the monthly drop, Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, said that contract signings have remained at a healthy pace now for six straight months.”In addition to low interest rates, buyers entering the market this autumn are being lured by the increase in homes for sale and less competition from investors paying in cash,” Yun said.And while demand is holding steady, the market would be “more robust if it weren’t for lagging wage growth and tight credit conditions that continue to hamper those individuals looking for relief from rising rents,” he said.The Northeast had the largest uptick in pending home sales, which inched up half a percent in October and are now 3.4 percent above a year ago.On the flipside, the Midwest index dropped a little more than half a percent in October and is now 3 percent below October 2013. Pending home sales in the South and West also dropped (1 and 3.2 percent, respectively) but still fared about 4 percent better than they did a year ago.By comparison, though pending sales took a break last month, existing-home sales in October hit their highest point in more than a year, according to NAR. It was the first time in 2014 that monthly sales beat 2013 numbers.The median existing-home price for all housing types in October was $208,300, which is 5.5 percent above October 2013. Monthly median price growth this year has averaged 5.8 percent through October after averaging 11.5 percent last year.Yun said the increase in median prices for existing homes has leveled off, which signals “a healthier pace that has kept affordability in-check for buyers in many parts of the country.” At the same time, he said, the leveling-off eases the ability to sell for homeowners who for the past few years have been stuck by negative or flat equity.Earlier this month, NAR also recently released its economic and housing forecast for 2015 and 2016, in which Yun predicted that existing-home sales this year would fall slightly below 2013’s total of 5.1 million, but then gradually increase to5.4 million through 2016.Beyond Yun’s predictions, the fact that pending sales were down month-to-month but up year-to-year may signal a downturn in signings as winter sets in. Slower winter sales and signings are the norm, but it’s doubtful anyone wants a repeat of last winter, which pummeled much of the country for longer than normal and delayed the spring buying surge by nearly three months. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Pending Home Sales See October Decline Share Save Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Pending Home Sales See October Decline
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365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – November 23, 2012 PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Some restrictions lifted for Donegal’s Island and Inshore fishermen Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There has been a broad welcome to an EU vote that paves the way for conservation measures imposed on inshore and island fishermen to be eased.Efforts have been ongoing to remove and amend what many see as outdated and unworkable fishing constraints such as area and gear restrictions, which date back to 2009.From January 1st inshore and island fishermen will be able to fish Haddock and Lesser Spotted Dogfish much closer to shore.Northwest MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has been working on changing the current restrictions:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/pat1coFISHY.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleDeath threat against Andrew Allen’s brother liftedNext articleDonegal Deputies continue war of words over budget proposals News Highland Pinterest Facebook Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers News
News UpdatesConcerned By “Sky-rocketing” COVID Cases, Telangana HC Directs State To Increase Daily Samples, Test Direct, High-Risk Contacts [Read Order] Mehal Jain19 Jun 2020 1:13 AMShare This – xNaming it “a cause of concern”, the Telangana High Court on Thursday observed that “immediately the spread of the Coronavirus should be controlled by the Government”. “Before the Government can plan the strategy for controlling the Coronavirus, the first step that needs to be taken is to increase the number of samples per day”, said the Chief Justice-led bench. The Court noted…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginNaming it “a cause of concern”, the Telangana High Court on Thursday observed that “immediately the spread of the Coronavirus should be controlled by the Government”. “Before the Government can plan the strategy for controlling the Coronavirus, the first step that needs to be taken is to increase the number of samples per day”, said the Chief Justice-led bench. The Court noted that undoubtedly, in its initial endeavour to control the spread of Covid-l9, the Government had succeeded to a certain extent. Initially, while the media reports claimed that covid-l9 had spread its tentacles to twenty-three districts, subsequent media reports claimed that the number of districts suffering from covid-I9 cases had decreased. Considering the positive turn of events, the Government, in its wisdom, had decided to roll-back the lockdown which had been imposed on the State since March, 24. However, unfortunately, with the rolling back of the lockdown, in a controlled and calibrated manner, the number of Covid-l9 positive cases have skyrocketed in the last three weeks. According to the Media Bulletin, dated 17.06.2020, 269 cases have been discovered in a single day, with more districts beginning to show increase in number of Covid-I9 cases. Accordingly, the Court on Wednesday directed the government to increase the number of samples being tested on a daily basis. “The Government should also consider the use of Rapid Antigen Detection Test as recommended by the ICMR. In compliance of the ICMR guidelines those who have been closely in contact with a Covid-19 patient should be tested once between day 5 and day l0 of coming into contact with such patient, For, it seems that despite the guidelines issued by the ICMR the said guideline is not being implemented by the State”, ordered the Court. Besides, taking note of the claim of the state’s Health Department in its report dated June 17 that it is difficult to carry out the RT-PCR test, a test which has been successfully carried out in the State of Kerala, the Court called upon the Director to explain the difficulties being faced by the State in using the said tests. It was urged before the Court that in the report submitted by the Health Department on Wednesday, the State has declared that it will carry out 50,000 Covid-I9 tests just in ten days across the area of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and the surrounding districts. Thus, if 50.000 samples were to be taken just in ten days, it would require that at least 5,000 tests need to be carried out on a daily basis. However, the Media Bulletin dated 16,06,2020 clearly states that only 1251 samples were tested, and the Media Bulletin dated 17.06.2020 reveals that only 1096 samples were tested, Thus, in two days only 2,347 samples were taken, whereas 10,000 samples should have been taken in two days. Hence, according to the documents submitted by the State, the testing is hopelessly low from the target set by the State itself. Secondly, it was pointed out that according to the National Data available, as on 16.06.2020, the State of Maharashtra has tested 5496 persons per million; Gujarat has tested 2448 persons per million; even the neighbouring State of Andhra Pradesh has tested 10,865 persons per million. Yet, the Telangana State has tested merely 761 persons per million. Thus, the testing being carried out in the State is too little. “Although in the Report dated 17.06.2020, the Government claims that it will be carrying out 50,000/- tests in the coming ten days, but according to the Media Bulletin issued on 16.06,2020 and 17.06.2020, the number of samples being tested is roughly 1500 cases. As pointed out (…), in order to achieve the target of 50,000 tests within ten days, the sampling has to be minimum of 5000 cases per day. Therefore, obviously, the samples being taken by the Government are far below the target established by the Government itself”, reflected the bench. The Court proceeded to remark that “Even if the target of completing 50,000 samples within ten days is claimed to be a reasonable one by the State, even then, as pointed out above, the sampling is too low to be able to achieve the target within the short period of ten days”. Furthermore, it was argued that according to the recent most guidelines issued by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) dated 18.05.2020, “all symptomatic (ILI symptoms) health care workers/frontline workers involved in containment and mitigation of Covid-l9” and “asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts of A confirmed case to be tested once between day 5 and day 10 of coming into contacl”.However, there is no evidence that has been produced by the State to show that these two guidelines, especially the second guideline dealing with the “asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts of a confirmed case” is, indeed, being carried out by the State. The bench required the Department to inform this Court whether this particular guideline issued by the ICMR is, indeed, being followed or not. The attention of the bench was drawn to a report published by the “Express News Service”, dated 08.06.2020, according to which the cases of Covid-l9 inTelangana are likely to peak in July, 2020. But due to the low testing of the population, the extent and the spread and the rapid growth of Covid-l9 would not be known to the Health Department. It was further contended that on 14,06.2020, the ICMR had issued an Advisory on use of Rapid Antigen Detection Test for Covid-I9. According to the Advisory, the said test was, indeed, a test “with good sensitivity and specificity for early detection of lhe disease”. Moreover, according to the Advisory, the said test was now readily available in India. Therefore, the Advisory had clearly recommended that the said test be used in the containment zones/hot spots and in the Healthcare settings. But, despite the fact that the said Advisory has been issued, so far, there is no indication that it has been adopted by the Health Department of the State. “By order dated, 26.05.2020 in W.P. (PIL) Nos. 59 of 2020 and Batch, this Court had issued the following direction, among others, to the State, which rcads thus:- Secondly, the Government is directed to carry out “random testing” and “community testing” in the districts declared as ‘Red Zone’, ‘Orange Zone’ and ‘containment area’. Having carried out such tests, the Government is directed to inform this Court about the number and the place where such tests were carried out. However, the aforementioned directions are yet to be complied with by the State”, commented the division bench. On June 8, the Court had directed the State to, not only publish vital statistics on COVID on the Internet, but most importantly to have it published on the front pages of all the Newspapers in the Print Media. Noting that the direction is not being complied with, the bench on Wednesday reiterated that the critical information should be published on a daily basis not only in the Media Bulletin, but also in the regional newspapers. “Secondly, the information available within the GHMC area, should be published ward-wise, and the said information should immediately be communicated to the Colony Associations. For, the wider the information is spread, the more the people will become aware of the danger being posed by Covid-I9. And hopefully, people will continue to observe the safety measures prescribed by the Government/ICMR”, the Court required. The Government is further directed to publicise the names of the fifty-four Government Hospitals, which have been designated for treatment of Covid-l9. “For, the impression exists not only in the minds of the people at large, but even in the minds of the Doctors working at Gandhi Hospital that Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad is the only designated hospital for treatment of Covid-19. Since the Government claims that Government Hospitals have been designated in the districts itself, the said information needs to be given as wide a publicity as possible, so as to reduce the rush of patients to the Gandhi Hospital”, said the bench. Besides, the bench was of the view that since about 274 police personnel are said to be deployed at the Gandhi Hospital, these police personnel are to be given sufficient PPEs so as not to adversely affect their lives while discharging their duties. “Moreover, since there seems to be sufficient stock of PPEs, the Superintendent of Gandhi Hospital is further directed to ensure that the PPEs/Protective gears are made readily available not only to the Senior Doctors, or Doctors working in the ICU, not only to the Medical Staff working in the ICU, but even to the Junior Doctors, Resident Doctors and the Nurses, male and female. After all, it is imperative that the frontline warriors, the Medical Staff from the senior most Doctors to the Ward-Boy, are totally protected from the Covid-l9 infection”, the bench said. Further, since the Gandhi Hospital has already decided to deploy nearly 50% of its staff, the Government is directed to consider the possibility of issuing the necessary instructions even to the private hospitals, which have been permitted to treat the Covid-l9 patients, to reduce the staff and to employ them, in shifts, on weekly basis. The bench was alive to the fact that though fifty-four hospitals have been designated as centres for treatment of Covid-l9, patients tend to go to other hospitals as well. Due to the congregation of patients in other hospitals, the possibility does exist that many of these patients may be the carriers of Coronavirus. Therefore, the Government is directed to consider the possibility of issuing instructions and at least providing thermal screening to all the hospitals so that any patient or his relative, who may accompany such a patient is thermally screened at the entrance of the hospitals. In case, any patient or the accompanying member is found to indicate any covid-l9 symptoms, the patient or the relative should immediately be quarantined, and the information should immediately be shared by the concerned hospital with the State Health Department. “Such a procedure would not only protect the other patients, who are reporting to the hospitals, but would also protect the Medical staff of the concerned hospital”, the bench expressed.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
News UpdatesConsumer Complaint Against Passport Authorities For Delay In Issuance Of Passport Not Maintainable: Punjab SCDRC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 July 2020 4:54 AMShare This – xThe Punjab State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has observed that the service provided by the passport authorities cannot be equated with the meaning of ‘service’ as defined in the Consumer Protection Act. In his complaint before the District Forum, the complainant had stated that he had applied for re-issuance of his passport but the matter is kept pending under one pretext or…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Punjab State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has observed that the service provided by the passport authorities cannot be equated with the meaning of ‘service’ as defined in the Consumer Protection Act. In his complaint before the District Forum, the complainant had stated that he had applied for re-issuance of his passport but the matter is kept pending under one pretext or the other. He alleged that the authorities withheld the re-issue of passport to the complainant willfully, arbitrarily and without any reasonable cause. Alleging deficiency in service on the part of the Passport authorities, he sought directions to them to issue passport and to pay compensation of ₹80,000/- and ₹15,000/-, as litigation expenses. The District Forum allowed the complaint and the authority was directed to issue passport to the complainant. In the appeal filed by the Regional Passport Office, the issue considered by the State Commission was whether the complainant falls under the definition of a ‘consumer’ and whether the duties of the passport office fall under the definition of ‘service’, as defined in the C.P. Act? Referring to various judgments of the Supreme Court and National Commission,Justice Paramjeet Singh Dhaliwal, the President of the State Commission observed that the dispute raised by the complainant in the complaint does not constitute a ‘consumer dispute’ and he does not fall under the definition of ‘consumer’ as contained in Section 2(1) (d) of the C.P. Act. It said: The issuance of the passport or making any correction in it by the Central Government or by any authority empowered under the Passport Act is a sovereign act, which has to be performed by the authorities according to the prescribed rules. Every passport application passes through prescribed internal security procedures as well as the same is investigated through security agencies, such as police and CID etc. The Passport Act also provides for refusal/impounding/ revocation and appeal procedures under Sections 6, 10 and 11 of the said Act.The passport is very important document and as per the provisions of the said Act, it is to be issued or any correction is to be made therein by the Passport Officer after satisfying himself about a number of facts. If while verifying all those facts, even a thin line of suspicion appears, the Passport Officer can be said to be justified in refusing to issue the passport or effecting corrections therein. Moreover, as per Section 17 of that Act, a passport at all times remains the property of the Central Government and, as such, no one can claim it as a matter of right. The bench also referred to a decision in S. Vijayakumar v. Regional Passport Officer of the National Commission in which it was held that issuance of a passport is a statutory function and the Passport Officer cannot be held to be a ‘Service Provider’ and, therefore, the complaint under the Act for delay in issuing the passport would not be maintainable. Dismissing the complaint, the commission held: “It is clear that the service provided by the passport authorities cannot be equated with the meaning of ‘service’ and the complainant cannot be held to be a ‘consumer’, as defined in the C.P. Act. ” Case name: Regional Passport Office vs. Gurpreet Singh MangatCase no.: First Appeal No.54 of 2020Coram: Justice Paramjeet Singh Dhaliwal, President Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
ABC News(NEW YORK) — A third straight day of severe storms is about to become a fourth.There have been 60 reported tornadoes over the last three days, including 12 reported tornadoes on Thursday, with eight of them in Arkansas. In addition, persistent rainfall of more than 8 inches in some areas has caused many rivers to rise from the Southern Plains into the Midwest. Davenport, Iowa, along the Mississippi River, broke a record previously set during the Great Flood of 1993.The heaviest rain and stormiest weather has shifted south of Chicago into the Ohio Valley and back to Texas, where more storms are possible. The flood alerts cover eight states from Texas to Ohio on Friday morning.Severe weather is forecast Friday in southern Texas, including Austin, San Antonio and near Corpus Christi. The biggest threat will be damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.The storm system will move east on Saturday into the Gulf Coast and Southeast with severe storms possible from New Orleans to Atlanta and into North Carolina.More rain is forecast from Texas into the Ohio Valley and into parts of the Northeast over the weekend. Some areas in Texas could see almost 4 inches of rain.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
EnQuest takes over as operator of the undeveloped heavy oil field in the UK North Sea The Bressay oil field is an undeveloped asset in the Northern North Sea. (Credit: Equinor ASA) Equinor has wrapped up the previously announced sale of a 40.8% stake and transfer of operatorship in the undeveloped Bressay oil field, offshore UK, to EnQuest.Following the close of the deal, Equinor has reduced its stake in the heavy oil field to 40.8%. For EnQuest, the deal marks its entry into the Bressay oil field, which is located in the Northern North Sea.The other partner in the offshore field is Chrysaor, which has retained its 18.37% stake.As per the deal signed in July 2020, the initial consideration to be paid by EnQuest is £2.2m ($3.02m) as a carry against 50% of the net share of costs of Equinor from the time the former takes over operatorship.Besides, EnQuest will make a contingent payment of $15m to Equinor upon approval by the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to a Bressay field development plan.EnQuest to add 115MMbbls of net 2C resourcesThe deal gives the UK-based EnQuest an additional 115 million barrels (MMbbls) of net 2C resources. The company, at the time of signing the deal, said that it also gets the scope to showcase its capabilities in low-cost drilling, near-field, and heavy oil development.According to Chrysaor, Bressay, despite its discovery in 1976, has not been developed so far owing to the heavy nature of its oil. Due to this, a commercial concept for the field development is yet to be established.However, the Bressay oil field partners have been considering various development scenarios, which includes a potential tie back to the Kraken heavy oil field operated by EnQuest.Bressay, which is contained in 110m water depth, is located 12km northeast of the Kraken field.
State Sen. Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) was a recipient of the Civility in Government Award presented by the Association of Retired Members of the Indiana General Assembly (ARMIGA) Monday, Jan. 25.“I am extremely honored to receive this award,” Becker said. “Civility in government is needed now more than ever. I will continue to set an example and show respect for my fellow legislators by working together with a dignified demeanor, even when the debate gets tough.”ARMIGA is a bipartisan organization consisting of former Indiana legislators who come together to recognize the good work of current members of the Indiana General Assembly.A nine-member selection committee comprised of former lawmakers, lobbyists and members of the media worked together to identify those who embody politeness, good communication and emotional control in every aspect of their legislative efforts.The names of the award winners will be displayed on engraved plaques that will hang in the hallways outside the Senate and House chambers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail