Hospital wards flooded following burst water pipe

first_imgEmail RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended TAGSfeatured Previous articleTwo Barrys sign with Limerick FC for another seasonNext articleSEE for Cinema will screen Blancanieves admin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement NewsBreaking newsHospital wards flooded following burst water pipeBy admin – December 3, 2013 489 Twitter Printcenter_img Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApp Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL by Bernie EnglishSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up bernieSTAFF had to rush to move patients at the University hospital in Dooradoyle after a pierced watermains flooded three wards.16 patients were moved to alternative locations at University Hospital Limerick this morning after the wards were flooded following the accidental piercing of a water main during construction work.No patients were injured and the hospital itself remained open for business. The damage happened during construction of a multi storey block which is being built to house a new Breast Unit and new facilities for cystic fibrosis, Parkinsons, and Dermatology.A hospital spokesperson said; “Removing 16 beds from the system poses obvious difficulties but we are satisfied that all patients are being looked after and we are now appealing to the public and to all GPs in the region for their co-operation in this emergency. Nobody should attend the hospital save in a case of genuine emergency.” First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more

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Title Touches Everything: Streamlining Communications in Default Servicing

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Homes are a Better Investment than Retirement Savings Next: Looking for a Universal Solution Subscribe February 2, 2018 2,155 Views Title Touches Everything: Streamlining Communications in Default Servicing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Title insurance and title-related products are an integral, and often expensive, part of the mortgage default process. Every aspect of default servicing touches title, from loss mitigation to REO disposition. Although many servicers have designed their internal functions, groups, and departments to optimize loan management, their workflow design can have the unintended consequence of creating silos. As a title provider, it has been our observation that many of these default servicing silos don’t always communicate effectively with each other when it comes to title issues, causing redundancy and adding to cost.This lack of internal communication about title appears to be counterintuitive. After the 2008 mortgage crisis, scores of regulatory changes and internal best-practices reviews were installed. Today, servicers are better-than-ever equipped to handle cross communications within default servicing due to single-point-of-contact assignments, LOS and servicing technology enhancements, and just plain old interdivision management oversight. Title is the one constant that potentially touches each department that has not been addressed and streamlined overall. Various title products ordered during the default servicing process may include the Deed Report, also known as Legal and Vesting (L&V); Property Report, often referred to as Ownership & Encumbrance (O&E); American Land Title Association (ALTA) Residential Junior Loan Policy; and the Full ALTA Title Policy.One department may order a similar type of title product that another department has already ordered, just because “that is the way it’s been done for a long time.” Simple title search work ordered for the foreclosure department could assist the bankruptcy or workout areas using the initial product ordered from one or many of the departments involved.Prior to the crisis, there was a movement to unify and/or reuse mortgage title-related products in aspects of the foreclosure and REO departments. The term used for the unification of these products was called “Cradle-to-Grave.” The concept was simple: a title commitment would be ordered at the initiation of foreclosure, supplanting the simple title update. During the long foreclosure process, the title commitment would be used to cure any and all defects prior to the foreclosure sale. At foreclosure sale, a simple and inexpensive date-down would be ordered to ensure lien priority prior to REO. If the loan moved into REO for handling post-foreclosure sale, then the foreclosure commitment could be converted to an insurable product, an Owner’s Title Policy (OTP). The marketable OTP could be procured very quickly and cheaply using the same title provider and product used throughout foreclosure.Although the concept was rudimentary and evolving prior to 2008, Cradle-to-Grave was adopted by many servicers, particularly special servicers who specialized in default servicing as they focused on reducing investor costs (severity) while looking for speed of execution (recency). Following 2008, however, the default servicing industry (and the entire mortgage servicing industry) had too much on its plate as delinquencies spiked across the country. Cradle-to-Grave and title unification took a back seat to HAMP I and II, HAFA, HARP, SPOC, consent orders, new CFPB regulations, national servicing standards, etc. The industry was in complete dislocation, with all hands on deck, grappling with a very new set of complex and sometimes conflicting servicing standards. Buzzwords like velocity, recency, and expense control were a thing of the past in the default world following the meltdown. The ship needed to get righted as focus turned toward much more pressing and immediate matters.Fast forward 10 years and mortgage servicing has found its footing. The time is right to look for title unification efficiencies within default servicing and to manage expenses throughout an expensive process. This unification of title products is low-hanging fruit. We now have better communication than ever within default servicing. The systems and personnel all “talk” to one another. Processes are no longer opaque. With a keen eye for efficiencies and cost savings, it is time to reexamine at how title products can be used throughout all default workflows, not just between the foreclosure and REO. Default title unification can be put into practice by using an experienced title provider who can help navigate across default-department boundaries by using and re-using similar title products throughout the life-of-loan within default servicing. 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This Week’s Picks! Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Charles Busch & More

first_imgStay Up Late with Kristin ChenowethJuly 22 on CBSOn the Twentieth Century has completed its journey, but thankfully, Kristin Chenoweth isn’t headed back to Oklahoma anytime soon. Before she stars in Disney Channel’s Descendants, she’ll visit James Corden on The Late Late Show. The two will probably discuss man’s eternal struggle to be heard in a world of emotional tumult—or they’ll act like a couple of goofballs. Bet on the latter. Hey, you, hiding under the bed! Those summer thunderstorms aren’t going to hurt you, though all the dust might. (Seriously, when was the last time you vacuumed?) Do yourself—and your allergies—a favor and brave the storms. There’s so much to enjoy, including a new Hedwig, a show from one of On the Town’s sailors, and Shakespeare in the Park. Get ready for this week’s picks! View Comments Meet Charles Busch’s Two SidesJuly 23 at 54 BelowYou know how there are some New York treasures that you’ve never gotten around to seeing? Or maybe it’s been too long? Well, screw Ellis Island and check out the final performance of Charles Busch’s That Girl/That Boy instead. The final 54 Below performance of Busch’s song-and-story show features the vaunted cabaret performer both in and out of drag, accompanied by his longtime musical director, Tom Judson. Click for tickets! See Taye Rock the FishnetsBeginning July 22 at the Belasco TheatreWe dread the day when Hedwig runs out of kickass actors to play our favorite East German transgender rock star and has to resort to Starbucks baristas. Thankfully, Taye Diggs is ready to don the heels as Broadway’s first African-American Hedwig. The handsome and talented Rent alum succeeds Glee alum Darren Criss. Click for tickets! Park it with the BardBegins July 23 at the Delacorte TheatreNew York City has its summer traditions: rooftop parties, runs along the reservoirs and rivers, and of course, shirtless cabbies. But the best is Shakespeare in the Park, which wraps up its latest season with Cymbeline, the Bard’s fairytale involving love, cross-dressing, poison, and other good stuff. Real-life couple Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe star. The best part: it’s free! You have until August 23 to get thou keister uptown. Click for tickets! Enjoy Clyde Alves’ Shore LeaveJuly 20 at BirdlandClyde Alves is a master at multitasking, a concept that makes us yearn for a stiff drink and therapy session. He has shone in two musicals this year (On the Town and Oklahoma!) and keeps adding gigs. We’re not going to stop him. In “Broadway Song & Dance Man,” Alves, an accomplished songwriter and guitar player, performs a “set of his most intimate music drawn from personal and professional highs and lows.” Click for tickets!last_img read more

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Greene new senior vice president corporate banking at Merchants Bank

first_imgGeoffrey R. Hesslink, Senior Lender and Senior Vice President of Merchants Bank, announced the appointment of Reginald E. Greene to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Corporate Banking for Merchants Bank. Reggie’s primary responsibility will be to manage a lending team in the southern region in addition to corporate banking accounts throughout the state.“As Vermont’s last statewide independent bank, Merchants is well positioned in the marketplace,” stated Hesslink. “We are adding structure and capacity to corporate banking and credit to grow market share and to best serve our customers’ needs. Reggie is a highly experienced and skilled manager and commercial lender. His terrific presence and manner, extensive knowledge and Vermont-based experience will make a strong contribution to our Corporate Banking division.”Reggie comes to Merchants with over twenty-six years of banking experience, the last twenty-two with Chittenden Bank. Reggie worked for Chittenden in both northern and southern Vermont and in commercial banking, loan resolution, merchant services, internet banking and marketing. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and Group Manager of the Commercial Banking team covering northern Vermont and Cash Management. There he managed ten loan and cash management officers. Reggie holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.“I am very excited to have the opportunity to work as part of the Merchants’ Team,” stated Greene. “The Bank’s long history of commitment to Vermont is just one of the many reasons I decided to join Merchants. I am proud to be a part of such a well respected group of dedicated professionals.”Reggie and his wife Susan live in Burlington and have four children.Reginald E. Greene, New Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Corporate Banking, Merchants BankVermont Matters. Merchants Bank strives to fulfill its role as the state’s leading independent community bank through a wide range of initiatives. The bank supports organizations throughout Vermont in addressing essential needs, sustaining community programs, providing small business and job start capital, funding financial literacy education and delivering enrichment through local sports activities.   Merchants Bank was established in 1849 in Burlington. Its continuing mission is to provide Vermonters with a statewide community bank that combines a strong technology platform with a genuine appreciation for local markets. Merchants Bank delivers this commitment through a branch-based system that includes: 34 community bank offices and 42 ATMs throughout Vermont; local branch presidents and personal bankers dedicated to high-quality customer service; free online banking, phone banking, and electronic bill payment services; high-value depositing programs that feature Free Checking for Life®, Cash Rewards Checking, Rewards Checking for Business, business cash management, money market accounts, health savings accounts, certificates of deposit, Flexible CD, IRAs, and overdraft assurance; feature-rich loan programs including mortgages, home equity credit, vehicle loans, personal and small business loans and lines of credit; and merchant card processing. Merchants Bank offers a strong set of commercial and government banking solutions, delivered by experienced banking officers in markets throughout the state; these teams provide customized financing for medium-to-large companies, non-profits, cities, towns and school districts. Merchants Trust Company, a division of Merchants Bank, provides investment management, financial planning and trustee services. Please visit www.mbvt.com(link is external) for access to Merchants Bank information, programs and services. Merchants’ stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market system under the symbol MBVT. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. Source: Merchants Bank. 3.25.2010last_img read more

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White Water

first_imgWhen I was a kid we spent a week every summer near Ocean City Maryland. Many summers, our maternal grandfather would be part of our vacation. I remember holding his hand at the edge of the ocean—giggling and screaming as the salty waves crashed at our feet.Topsail Beach, NC“White Water,” we would yell in unison trying to hop over each crashing wave. “White Water!” If we missed the white foam, we felt victorious until the next wave rolled in.A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go rafting on the New River near Fayetteville, West Virginia. My husband’s friend is an experienced paddler and had invited us to join him on the water for a day of fun.As we drove west we watched a strong summer storm engulf the mountains and valleys in grey, yellow streaks of color and fast moving clouds.http://rivermen.com/site/gauley-river-rafting-wv/By the time we got to the river’s edge, the clouds had cleared leaving clean blue sky, rocks, and water. The first set of rapids is called Pinball falls. As the water and our boat approached larger rocks, and our rubber raft began to twist and pull under our legs, I realized the White Water in the New River  is very different from that in the Atlantic. This White Water had power the small waves of the Atlantic did not.“White Water,” I thought to myself, helmet on, paddle in hand, trying to stay in our boat as water flew across my body.My parents live on the Gulf of Mexico. Their homes are surrounded by  light blue water and white beaches. When I visit, I am reminded how calming the gentle roll of the Gulf is – most often, no White Water, just white sand.BP announced this week that 75% of the oil had been collected and removed from the Gulf. Today, we were told by the FDA it is safe to eat Gulf seafood.White Water has new meaning, once again.I am at my desk today—no water in sight. But I can think of past trips to the ocean, swims in the bay, and days on the river . I am grateful for the many opportunities to giggle and screech and leap with delight, in White Water.What does white water mean to you?  last_img read more

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Ohiopyle, Pa.

first_imgPopulation: 77Public lands: Ohiopyle State Park, Ferncliff Natural Area, Bear Run Nature PreserveOutdoor Highlights: Youghiogheny River, Great Allegheny Passage Trail, McCune Traillast_img

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I Like Big Butt (and I Cannot Lie)

first_imgBig Butt is a 5,980-foot summit in Big Ivy, a section of Pisgah that’s home to the most old-growth forest and rare wildlife in the region. Big Butt offers stunning, panoramic views of Big Ivy’s hiking and mountain biking trails, climbing rocks, and waterfalls. Big Ivy also includes Craggy Gardens, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Mountains to Sea Trail.Unfortunately, Big Butt and nearly all of Big Ivy’s 13,980 acres may soon be open to logging, according to the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed management plan.Big Ivy is a mountain biking mecca, fly fishing oasis, trail running hotspot, climbing paradise, and a hiker’s wet dream: dozens of cascades, creeks and swimming holes abound in Big Ivy, including 70-foot Douglas Falls.Big trees and big water abound in Big Ivy.Most of it will be opened to logging if the Forest Service has their way.A local, grassroots coalition called Friends of Big Ivy has teamed up with hiking clubs, mountain biking groups, fly fishing outfitters, climbing organizations, conservation groups, local businesses, and others to encourage the Forest Service to protect Big Ivy from massive logging.This Thursday, February 5, Friends of Big Ivy is hosting a public meeting with the Forest Service at 7 p.m. at the Big Ivy Community Center just outside of Asheville. Everyone is invited to ask questions and share concerns about the future of Big Ivy. (Also, there will be cookies.) Hope you can be there to speak for this rare old-growth forest and beloved hub of outdoor adventure.If you can’t make it, sign the Big Ivy petition here. More info: FriendsofBigIvy.orglast_img read more

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Biden flips Arizona, further cementing his presidential victory.

first_img– Advertisement – The Arizona victory brings Mr. Biden to 290 electoral votes, 20 more than the 270 required to take the White House.Republicans have been mounting long-shot legal attempts to try to upend results in key battleground states, but they have been mostly dealt setbacks — and some of their cases deal with small numbers of ballots.For instance, Mr. Trump would have to invalidate roughly 55,000 Pennsylvania votes for Mr. Biden to retake the state. The office of Pennsylvania’s attorney general, Josh Shapiro, has said that there is no evidence to support claims from Mr. Trump’s lawyers that the election in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania was fraudulent.- Advertisement – Last week, the Democratic challenger Mark Kelly defeated the state’s Republican senator, Martha McSally, in a special election, making Mr. Kelly and Senator Kyrsten Sinema the first pair of Democrats to represent Arizona in the Senate since the 1950s.- Advertisement – The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Arizona, alleging that poll workers in the state’s largest county, Maricopa, improperly pressured voters to enter their vote in a way that would incorrectly reject votes. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has narrowly won Arizona, capturing the state’s 11 electoral votes and strengthening his Electoral College margin as President Trump continues to make baseless attacks on the vote counts favoring Mr. Biden.Mr. Biden, who won the state by about 11,000 votes, or 0.3 percentage points, is the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state since President Bill Clinton in 1996. Four years ago, Mr. Trump won the state by 3.5 percentage points.- Advertisement – That Arizona — the home of the late Senator John McCain and Senator Barry Goldwater, a founder of the 20th century conservative political movement and the 1964 Republican presidential nominee — was in play for Democrats at all is remarkable. Before the state voted for Mr. Clinton, the last Democrat Arizona had supported for president was Harry S. Truman in 1948.Mr. Biden’s win underscored a profound political shift in Arizona, a longtime Republican bastion that has lurched left in recent years, fueled by rapidly evolving demographics and a growing contingent of young Hispanic voters championing liberal policies. On Wednesday, Arizona’s attorney general, Mark Brnovich, a Republican, told Fox News that state officials had received about 1,000 complaints about the election but had found “no evidence” of widespread voter fraud.“If indeed there was some great conspiracy, it apparently didn’t work,” he said.last_img read more

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No statue for ex-D.C. Mayor Barry

first_imgFormer Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry doesn’t deserve a monument to his greatness to be displayed in our nation’s capital or anywhere else.We have witnessed in recent months the removal of numerous statues of Civil War generals of the Confederacy. We have seen these statues removed because these war heroes were supposedly promoting slavery.We have seen in recent months the careers ruined of many men for their mistreatment of women.Yet, this man, Marion Barry, a convicted drug abuser and woman stalker, has a statue erected and dedicated in our nation’s capitol. That’s a statue that needs to be removed.Wayne CollinsScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes How hypocritical can we, as a nation, be? As a country, we vilify criminals and womanizers. Yet we allow a statue to be erected to reflect the greatness of a man who was arrested, charged, detained, prosecuted and jailed for these specific offenses. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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Simeone: ‘I want Atletico move’

first_img The 25-year-old then explained how he modelled his game around the Juventus No 9. “Pipita Higuain [is my role model], without a doubt. I really like how he gets around the pitch and in the box. “When Juventus play, I watch Pipita see how he moves.” read also:Simeone hails Carrasco’s impact in Barcelona draw Simeone has six caps and one goal for Argentina but has not played for them since September 2018. “I’d give my life to play for Argentina again. It’s the first thing that crosses my mind every time I go out on the pitch.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Cagliari’s Giovanni Simeone has admitted he wants to play for Atletico Madrid ‘more than anything else’ and considers Gonzalo Higuain his role model. Giovanni is the son of Atletico boss Diego Simeone, but the striker made it clear he would still sign for the Spaniards even without his father managing them. “More than anything else,” he told ESPN when asked if he would like to play for Los Colchoneros. “[That is] because I always wanted to go there as a young lad. It’s inevitable that I’d like to go there at some point. “My dad coaches them, but even if he wasn’t there I’d still like to go because that’s what I’ve dreamt of since I was a child and that’s what I want. “I still hope he can become my coach one day, even if it’s hard to sign for a team that coaches a father.”Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Gorgeous Bollywood Divas Who Earn A Lot9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconiclast_img read more

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