127 Mid West children homeless

first_imgLimerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls NewsHousing127 Mid West children homelessBy Alan Jacques – June 11, 2018 2002 Students warned of rental scams in Limerick Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Printcenter_img Covid crisis impacts building of new homes in Limerick Email SIXTY-six families with 127 children were homeless in the Mid-West in April this year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing.There were 89 adults, 43 of these single-parent families, homeless in the region during April.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The total number of children homeless across the State came to 3,689.“While homeless figures for April show a very slight decrease they are still alarmingly high but the most concerning aspect is the increase in the number of children who are without a home. This is a scandal,” Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan said.“These children are in truly precarious situations, along with their families in many cases with nowhere to play, far from their friends and school and filled with an anxiety about the future that no child should have to endure.”These figures, Deputy O’Sullivan insists, brings more urgency to the need to implement the kind of measures she presented on behalf of the Labour Party to the Dáil last week to prevent families from losing their homes and also to see the Government progress the Housing (Homeless Families) Bill which would ensure the needs of children whose families are homeless are addressed.“As we shine a light on the wrongs done to children in the past, we must find real solutions to the plight of the children of the present whose lives are blighted by being homeless,” she concluded.Commenting on the figures, Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, said: “The report for April shows a reduction in the number of adults and families accessing emergency accommodation, which is welcome. I have said before that monthly reporting makes it difficult to identify any developing trends at an early stage, but from these figures, it would seem that the presentation of new families into emergency accommodation is stabilising.“That said, while the number of families in emergency accommodation is down this month, a small number of families with a large number of children did present, meaning that the number of dependents has risen by 43.”Read more housing stories here. Facebook Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleThrowing the book at Limerick schoolboy soccer Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSDeputy Jan O’Sullivaneoghan murphyhomelesshomelessnessHousingJan O’Sullivan TDpolitics Average Limerick city house prices rise 2.5% in past yearlast_img read more

California Unveils State Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: The Industry Pulse: Two Law Firms Merge Next: The Reverse Mortgage Conundrum Subscribe California CFPB 2020-01-10 Seth Welborn January 10, 2020 2,659 Views As part of the 2020-21 state budget proposal, California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to roll out California’s own state-level Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Newsom unveiled a California Consumer Financial Protection Law on Friday.“As the Trump administration undermines and weakens the rules that protect consumers from predatory businesses, California is filling the void and stepping up to protect families and consumers,” Newsom told the Los Angeles Times.The new California Consumer Financial Protection Law would allegedly overhaul the existing Department of Business Oversight and rename it the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, or DFPI.”The federal government’s rollback of the CFPB leaves Californians vulnerable to predatory businesses and leaves companies without the clarity they need to innovate,” the budget summary stated.According to Times’ sources, the new Department of Financial Protection and Innovation would include “dozens of new staff” and greater scrutiny of consumer markets “to identify patterns of abuse.” The 2020-21 state budget will include $10.2 million Financial Protection Fund and 44 positions, growing to $19.3 million and 90 positions ongoing in 2022-23, which is intended to provide consumers with more protection against unfair and deceptive practices when accessing financial services and products.”This will be accomplished by expanding the Department’s authority to pursue unlicensed financial services providers not currently subject to regulatory oversight such as debt collectors, credit reporting agencies, and financial technology (fintech) companies, among others,” the summary adds.The DFPI’s new duties will include licensing and examining new industries that are currently under-regulated, analyzing patterns and developments in the market to inform evidence-based policies and enforcement, consumer education programs, a new Financial Technology Innovation Office that will proactively cultivate the responsible development of new consumer financial products, legal support for the administration of the new law, and additional staff to support the Department’s increased regulatory responsibilities. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img California Unveils State Consumer Financial Protection Bureau About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: California CFPB The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / California Unveils State Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Share Savelast_img read more

Daily Dirt: Wolf Ridge Burn, Outdoor Records, Roanoke Kayaker Dies, 3D-Printed Kayak

first_imgYour daily news update for March 27th, the day the first long-distance telephone call was made in 1884. It’s the Daily Dirt!WOLF RIDGE SKI RESORT LODGE BURNSEarly yesterday morning on March 26 around 1:30a.m., one of the main lodges at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort burned to the ground. Fortunately, the slopes have been closed since mid-March and no one was in the building at the time of the fire. Investigators say the cause of the fire is still unknown.The burn comes amid a time of turbulence for Wolf Ridge, as the ski resort is in the midst of a lawsuit concerning a proposed deal to sell the property. For more information on the lawsuit, check out this article.RECORD MARATHON FINISHESMarathons saw record finishers in 2013, with approximately 541,000 runners completing one of the 1,100 races around the United States. The Running USA’s Annual Marathon Report issued the report, which said completions were up from 487,000 in 2012.Despite some deterrents and tragedy, including weather and April’s Boston Marathon bombings, runners flocked to marathons, indicating an increased invigoration for the sport. The New York City Marathon had a record year, with 50,266 finishers. This year’s Boston race has expanded to 36,000 runners, leading many to expect 2014 could be the biggest year yet.ROANOKE KAYAKER DIESCurt Joyce, an avid kayaker and rock climber, died last Tuesday while running the Grand Canyon.Park rangers said that Joyce was discovered capsized and unresponsive in his kayak Tuesday night near the Lower Whitmore camp in the Grand Canyon. Members of the kayaking group tried to resuscitate Joyce with CPR. They called rescuers with a satellite phone at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.Hailing from Roanoke but currently living in Portland, Joyce was an outdoor enthusiast with an ardent knack for living life fully. Friends and family have described him as someone who worked hard to make time for his passion and love of the outdoors. He is survived by his wife Melissa. A memorial service will be held for Joyce on Saturday, March 29th at 2:00pm at South Roanoke United Methodist Church, 2330 South Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA. The Curt Joyce Memorial Fund has been set in place for those wishing to contribute their support for Joyce’s family.BUNGEE JUMPING WORLD RECORDLast Friday, Colin Phillips of the UK completed 151 bungee jumps in a single day, breaking the Guinness World Record. Talk about a dizzying day of inversions and contortions.Surpassing the previous record of 105 jumps in a 24-hour period, Phillips completed the feat in just 12 hours. Jumping from a 238-foot crane in Dubai, he had originally aimed to complete 200 jumps but stopped short at 151 due to fatigue.FIRST 3D-PRINTED KAYAKIn the seemingly boundless world of 3D-printing, engineer Jim Smith has debuted the world’s first 3D-printed kayak. The boat took more than 1,000 hours over 42 days to construct, measuring in at 16 feet 8 inches long.The colorful construction is made of 28 color-coded ABS plastic parts, which are connected by thermoplastic inserts and a small amount of caulk. Check out Smith’s process here.last_img read more

Nigerian army frees more women and Children from Boko Haram

first_imgThe army said the operation took place in Sambisa Forest believed to be the last stronghold of the militant group. The Nigerian army says it has rescued more women and children that had been abducted by Nigeria’s militant group Boko Haram in  an operation that happened on Thursday.The  army said the operation took place in Sambisa Forest believed to be the last stronghold of Boko Haram.It was however not clear if any of more than 200 girls abducted  by Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in April 2014 were among those freed.In a tweet, the Nigerian military said , another set of 234 women and children were rescued through the Kawuri and Konduga end of the Sambisa Forest.Some 500 women and children have already been rescued by the military in the past few days.The military had pledged to free more hostages from Boko Haram after hundreds were rescued earlier this week.The military also said on Thursday that about 160 hostages had been rescued from Sambisa in additional to 200 girls and 93 women freed on Tuesday.The numbers underlined the scale of the tactic of mass abduction used Boko Haram who according to Amnesty International have seized about 2,000 women and girls since the start of last year.The military said they were still screening the freed hostages with a view to establishing their identities.It has not yet been confirmed if any of the girls rescued are from ChibokThe mass kidnapping in Chibok prompted global outrage and forced President Goodluck Jonathan to accept international help in the search operation for the missing girls.Goodluck Jonathan  came under severe criticism for not doing enough to free the Chibok girls as well as end the six-year-old Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed some 13,000 lives and forced at least 1.5 million people to flee their homes.However Nigeria’s president Elect Muhamamdu Buhari has promised to deal decisively with the militant group which he has called a bogus organisation whose intent is to terrorise civilians.last_img read more

Rick and Carolyn Jones celebrating 50 years of marriage

first_imgRick and Carolyn JonesRick and Carolyn Jones of Wellington will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on February 8, 2014.  They were united in marriage on February 8, 1964 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anthony. Rick and Carolyn were blessed with four children: Felicia Massey (Greg), Damon Jones (Rosemary), Danielle Shields (Shane) and Tony Jones.  They also have 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  Their children wish to request a card shower in their honor and mail your well wishes to: 307 E. 15th Street S., Wellington, KS 67152last_img