UL President has a house to spare

first_imgAdvertisement The UL President’s house on the Castletroy campusUL President has a house to spare – The UL President’s house on the Castletroy campusTHE UNIVERSITY of Limerick has come under fire for having two official homes for its president and spending money to maintain them while one is not lived in.The first Presidential home at Ballycuggeran in Killaloe was purchased at a cost of almost €500,000 in 1998, but it has remained largely unoccupied since.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The property, set on two acres is a four-storey mezzanine offering views of Lough Derg, and was bought by a philanthropic fund.It is now estimated to be worth €1.5 million but it is not occupied and, along with the second presidential property at Garraun on the Clare side of the UL campus, is costing €109,654.55 in maintenance and continued renovations to date.The Kilalloe property was bought during the time of the university’s second president, Prof Roger Downer, who handed it over on his retirement. The house was leased in May 2009 for 18 months but has since been vacant.Meanwhile. the second property on the Castletroy campus cost €2.2 million to build is now home to the current UL president, Dr Des Fitzgerald and is regularly used for entertaining donors or visiting academics.Limerick Fianna Fáil Deputy Willie O’Dea said that the university should sell or lease the property at Ballycuggeran “to get the best possible use out of it and ease the burden on the taxpayer”.In a statement issued to the Limerick Post, a spokeswoman for the university said that the former UL President’s Residence at Ballycuggeran, Killaloe, was on the market initially but, given the downturn in the property market, it was removed from sale.“The on-campus current President’s Residence was built as a result of a philanthropic donation to the University that was gifted specifically to fund the establishment of an on-campus residence.“The future for the former President’s residence in Killaloe will be considered in due course by the new UL President,” the statement concluded.You can read similar stories in the Limerick Post News section. NewsUL President has a house to spareBy Cian Reinhardt – August 13, 2017 2693 TAGSDr Des FitzgeraldHousingULUniversity of Limerick Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleLimerick craftworkers needed for recycling projectNext articleLimerick’s forgotten Orange heritage Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party Facebook Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties Twitter Email Linkedin Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limericklast_img read more

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Adding to the Ranks

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Adding to the Ranks The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Operation Homefront 2017-08-22 Joey Pizzolato Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving our military heroes after they return home from service, has recently announced the appointment of JK Huey to its Board of Directors. Huey brings over 35 years’ experience in the mortgage industry to the cause.Recently retired from Wells Fargo, Huey will offer her expertise to Operation Homefront, specifically in helping military families obtain homeownership, but will also advise the organization on its other endeavors, including providing relief to returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq in the form of financial assistance for auto and home repairs, food assistance, essential home items, rent-free transitional housing, moving costs, holiday meals, and even back-to-school initiatives to provide school supplies to the children of veterans.“Throughout her exceptional career, Huey has demonstrated her passion for helping families succeed financially, and to achieve the dream of homeownership. She also shares our collective commitment to supporting our military families so they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “Huey is absolutely perfect for Operation Homefront and all are excited to have such an extraordinary industry leader join our very talented board. We look forward to Huey helping us do even more to support the very real and growing needs of our military families in the years to come.”Huey has indeed led an impressive career. Before her role at Wells Fargo, she held senior management positions at IndyMac Bank and Homeside Lending, where she oversaw a variety of areas, including customer service, investor reporting, default management, retail production, and acquisitions.“Our service men and women and their families have given so much to our country through their service, and I’ve seen firsthand what it means to a military family to finally have a place to call home thanks to Operation Homefront’s Homes on the Homefront. I am honored to accept this appointment and stand behind an organization that does so much to protect the heroes who protect us,” said Huey.In addition, Huey boasts a broad range of accolades: such as being a Certified Mortgage Banker, an Accredited Mortgage Professional, member of MORPAC and Loan Administration Steering Committees, as well as the Chariman Emeritus of the National Mortgage Service Organization, recipient of the 2014 Five Star Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Larry E. Temple Distinguished Service Award, and the 1992 Young Mortgage Banker of the Year award. In the past, she served as President of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, the Black Knight Mortgage Advisory Board, the Fannie Mae Customer Advisory Board, and the Freddie Mac Servicer Advisory Board.“I am honored to welcome JK Huey to Operation Homefront’s Board of Directors, and look forward to working together with her in advancing Operation Homefront’s goals” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute, who is also a member of Operation Homefront’s board. “Her extensive career and dedication to caring for those that protect our freedoms will be invaluable to the organization.”Operation Homefront will provide mortgage-free homes to veterans at the Come Sail Away Military Heroes Keys for Life Dinner & Concert on Tuesday, September 19 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, Texas, which will be followed by a performance from the legendary rock band, Styx. Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Share Savecenter_img Tagged with: Operation Homefront Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: HUD to the Rescue Next: Leisurely Living Adding to the Ranks Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago August 22, 2017 1,070 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

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OCBP Reduces Number of Guarded Beaches

first_imgDue to staffing limitations, the Ocean City Beach Patrol will close the following beaches as of Monday, August 25, according to the Department of Fire and Rescue Services:Surf RoadWaverly Blvd. (Surfing Beach)Atlantic Blvd.13th Street16th Street (Surfing Beach)17th Street20th Street28th Street46th Street48th Street53rd Street60th StreetGuarded beaches remain open at:Seaspray Rd.North StreetStenton PlaceSt. Charles PlaceDelancy PlacePark PlaceBrighton Place5th Street7th Street (Surfing Beach)8th Street9th Street10th Street11th Street12th Street14th Street15th Street18th Street22nd Street24th Street26th Street30th Street32nd Street34th Street36th Street39th Street42nd Street44th Street50th Street55th Street58th StreetAs always, bathers are encouraged to swim only at protected beaches — particularly late in the season when the surf can be roughest.Ocean City beaches are guarded weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Lifeguards will be on duty at Eighth Street, Ninth Street and 12th Street beaches until 8 p.m. every night of the week until Labor Day.  A Rapid Response Team is also stationed at 12th Street Headquarters for after-hours rescues.last_img read more

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Statement Regarding Governor Wolf’s Prostate Cancer Treatment

first_imgStatement Regarding Governor Wolf’s Prostate Cancer Treatment Statement Harrisburg, PA – Jeff Sheridan, Governor Wolf’s press secretary, released the following statement:“Tomorrow, Governor Tom Wolf will have an outpatient procedure as part of his previously announced prostate cancer treatment. He will be spending Tuesday and Wednesday at his home and return to the office on Thursday.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 13, 2016last_img read more

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Australian Open: Fired-up Federer in ominous touch at Melbourne

first_imgRuthless Swiss master Roger Federer Wednesday said he had “plenty left in the tank” as he kept intact his 20-year record of reaching at least the third round of the Australian Open after crushing Serb Filip Krajinovic.Advertisement The six-time champion first played at Melbourne Park in 2000 and has gone on to make the semi-finals or better on 14 occasions, with no exits before round three. He faces a tougher assignment next against Australian John Millman, who beat him in four tough sets at the 2018 US Open.“He’s fit like a fiddle. I’ve lost to him in the past… he’s from this country so naturally also it’s going to be different intensity. I think this is going to be a good test for me.”– Steely look –Federer raced through his opening service game against Krajinovic then broke straightaway when the Serb fired a backhand long.The Swiss was in immaculate touch early and moving well, exhibiting his full repertoire with some deft drop shots and quality groundstrokes.It was a lightning start and he broke again then held for 5-0 before the Serb finally got on the scoreboard, only to see Federer serve out the first set in just 20 minutes.With a steely look in his eyes, he broke again to take a 1-0 lead in the second set.But Krajinovic, who made two finals last year, regrouped and managed to work a break point at 2-3, but couldn’t convert. He got another opportunity at 3-4 and this time didn’t waste it.Clearly irked, Federer broke straight back with the Serb taking his frustrations out on his racquet, smashing it into the ground.Third seed Roger Federer was in ominous touch as he raced into the Australian Open third roundRead Also: Serena fends off stubborn Zidansek to reach Aussie Open third roundA double fault from the demoralised Krajinovic handed Federer a break to go 1-0 ahead in the third set and there was no way back against a man operating in a different sphere.Despite his age Federer remains a competitive force and won four singles titles last year.But he failed to add another Grand Slam title with his closest call coming in the Wimbledon final, where he lost a five-set epic to Djokovic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movies6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animecenter_img Loading… The 38-year-old third seed dominated the 41st-ranked Krajinovic 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 on Rod Laver Arena, stretching his record over him to 4-0.Federer, who is bidding for a seventh title to match Novak Djokovic’s record, and his first since 2018, came into the tournament without playing a warm-up event but has nevertheless looked ominous.“Very happy, been a great start to the season,” he said as he moved a step closer to a 21st Grand Slam title. “I feel really relaxed on court. I’ve trained hard and you always hope it pays off.”Asked if he felt sorry for Krajinovic, he replied: “I do feel a bit sorry, but you’ve got to take advantage of it.”Over his two matches so far Federer has dropped just 13 games, and admitted he preferred easy early encounters rather than tough battles to preserve energy.“I prefer this much more than overcooked. As easy as it looks, there’s always the effort, trying to extend the lead,” he said.“Of course, it’s not quite the same stress level if you’re down a set or a break or two sets, whatever it may be. I prefer it this way because you have always extra left in the tank if you need it.”last_img read more

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What channel is Clemson vs. Virginia on today? Time, schedule for ACC championship game 2019

first_imgMORE: Six scenarios for final College Football Playoff rankingsIf Virginia (9-3, 6-2 ACC) does secure a win, it would be its second historic win in as many weeks. The Cavaliers took down in-state rival Virginia Tech 39-27 last Friday to capture its first Commonwealth Clash victory since 2003 after a string of 15 consecutive losses to the Hokies.Saturday’s task will be even taller: Clemson (12-0, 8-0 ACC) is the reigning national champion behind a star quarterback-running back duo in Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne, pairing with the nation’s best defense, which allows just 10.1 points per contest. The Tigers haven’t lost since Jan. 1, 2018 when the Tigers fell to Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Sugar Bowl. Below is all the info you need to watch Clemson vs. Virginia on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channel and a full championship week college football schedule.What channel is Clemson vs. Virginia on today?TV channel (national): ABCLive stream: WatchESPNThe ACC championship game between Clemson and Virginia will be broadcast nationally on ABC. One final matchup remains for ACC powers No. 3 Clemson and No. 23 Virginia before the two teams learn of their bowl destination on Sunday.The Tigers and Cavaliers are set to square off in the ACC championship game at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Clemson is looking to extend its domination in the ACC championship with its fifth straight title while Virginia is aiming to knock off Clemson for its first win in the event. Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay will handle the announcing duties. MORE: Full betting preview for ACC championship gameClemson vs. Virginia: What time is kickoff?Date: Saturday, Dec. 7Start time: 7:30 p.m. ETThe ACC championship game between Clemson and Virginia starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7. It is one of nine championship games that will be decided on Saturday. The ACC championship game will share the primetime spotlight with the Big Ten championship game between Ohio State and Wisconsin (8 p.m. ET). College football schedule Week 15Saturday, Dec. 7GameTime (ET)TV channelNo. 7 Baylor vs. No. 6 OklahomaNoonABCLouisiana-Lafayette vs. No. 21 Appalachian StateNoonESPNNo. 20 Cincinnati vs. No. 17 Memphis3:30 p.m.ABCNo. 4 Georgia vs. No. 2 LSU4 p.m.CBSHawai’i vs. No. 19 Boise State4 p.m.ESPNNo. 23 Virginia vs. No. 3 Clemson7:30 p.m.ABCNo. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 8 Wisconsin8 p.m.Foxlast_img read more

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Mason City man accused of causing damage at MercyOne

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man remains jailed after being accused of causing thousands of dollars of damage at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. 29-year-old Blaine Broers was arrested on Friday afternoon after authorities say he damaged medical equipment and a television at the hospital. The estimated cost of the damage is $23,000. Broers has been charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. He’s being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 22nd.last_img read more

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Groves set to face Sierra in California

first_imgGeorge Groves is set to take on Mexico’s Francisco Sierra in San Jose, California, on 28 July.It will be the unbeaten Hammersmith fighter’s first outing since a second-round demolition of Paul Smith at Wembley Arena in November.This year injuries have forced ‘The Saint’ to withdraw from a world title clash with WBO champion Robert Stieglitz and a defence of his British and Commonwealth belts against Scotland’s Kenny Anderson.Sierra, 24, stands at 6ft 1in, is a former Mexican champion and has a record of 25-5-1 (22 KOs).Groves, also 24, will feature on the undercard of a world title fight between welterweights Robert Guerrero and Selcuk Aydin.It will be his second appearance in the United States. One of his 14 wins came against Alfredo Conteras in Las Vegas two years ago.George Groves features:A work in progressI’m not world class – yetTrue BlueLet history decide‘Ugly kid’ looks the partFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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17 graduate from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment Seventeen farmers and agribusiness professionals from around Ohio recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute Class X. The elite leadership program was started in 2008 to help agricultural advocates gain influence over public policy issues that impact their businesses and communities.Class X graduates are Megan Dresbach of Circleville, Katie Esselburn of Shreve, Kayla Finton of Coshocton, Doug Franz of Mt. Gilead, Amy Hamilton of Hillsboro, Amanda Hill of Marion, Jacob Hoelscher of Osgood, Sarah Ison of Moscow, Bailey Morrell of Wooster, Victoria Popp of Cincinnati, Trish Preston of Canal Winchester, Ashley Rose of New Vienna, Aubry Fowler-Shaw of Thornville, Sara Tallmadge of Loudonville, Lindsey Walls of Defiance, Laramie Wells of Russellville and Jonathan Zucker of Marion.Over the course of a year, Class X participants learned from experts on how to become better leaders and advocates for the agricultural industry, including spokesperson and media training, etiquette training, social networking and communications. They learned about public policy matters important to their local communities, as well as the state, nation and world. They visited Washington, D.C. where they learned about national and global issues, and they visited diverse agricultural operations in Arizona so they could better understand the differences and similarities in agriculture from state to state. Partnering with Ohio Farm Bureau on AgriPOWER Class X were AgCredit of Mt. Gilead, Brown County Farm Bureau, Certified Angus Beef, Clermont County Farm Bureau, Coshocton County Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Mid-America, Ohio Beef Council, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Ohio Soybean Council, Pickaway County Farm Bureau, Shoup Brothers Farm, Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Fund and Wayne County Farm Bureau.Applications are now being accepted for AgriPOWER Class XI. Deadline to apply is April 19. To apply and learn more about AgriPOWER, visit ofbf.org/agripower. This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.Editors: A high resolution photo of AgriPower Class X is available to accompany this story. Individual bios and head shots for all of the graduates are available in the OFBF newsroom.    Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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Liverpool youngsters shine but James Milner steers them past MK Dons

first_imgWith a sprinkling of gifted youths on a spine of trusty stalwarts, Liverpool cruised past MK Dons and set up a fourth-round showdown with Arsenal. James Milner opened the scoring for the visitors before helping to double Liverpool’s lead by creating a goal for a player nearly half his age, 17-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever.The visit of the Premier League leaders attracted a record home crowd for an MK Dons match, an attendance of nearly 29,000 representing an increase of more than 300% on the turn-out for their last match here, the 1-0 defeat against Southend on Saturday. So chants of “You’re only here to see the European champions” would hardly have been misplaced, except that none of the players who started last season’s Champions League final made the trip to Buckinghamshire. Instead, and notwithstanding the presence of six distinguished senior players, this was more like a preview of Liverpool’s future, with five of the club’s most exciting youngsters given their first starts. Facebook Fouls 22 Lonergan 11 Dickenson 77 23 Carabao Cup Substitutes Read more 8 MK Dons Off target 13 Liverpool 2 MK Dons On target 6 Liverpool 15 Oxlade-Chamberlain 2 Williams (s 61′) 18 McGrandles LIV MKD 24 Houghton 8 Gilbey Share on Facebook Lineups Corners Never had a player as young as Harvey Elliott – age 16 years and 174 days – begun a competitive match for Liverpool’s senior team. Here the prodigy made his first appearance since joining in the summer from Fulham, with whom he made history last season by becoming the youngest player to feature for anyone in this competition. He shone here and could have scored but twice struck shots against the crossbar.Elliott was the most eye-catching of the teenagers in Liverpool’s front three, but 18-year-old Curtis Jones also impressed, while 19-year-old Rhian Brewster made less of an impact even if his movement hinted at the potential that he is known to have. Jürgen Klopp was eager to praise another of the debutants, 20-year-old Caoimhín Kelleher, who made an excellent late save to deny Jordan Bowery. 68 Chirivella 6 7 7 Milner 33 Harley 16 Martin Possession MK Dons Share on Messenger Match stats Reuse this content 4 Walsh LIV77MKD23% Share on Twitter The hosts tried to fight back but landed no blows, Bowery going closest with a shot off the outside of the post. Hoever soon settled matters for Liverpool with a wonderful goal. Milner created it by hanging up a cross to the back post, where the 17-year-old leapt between George Williams and Joe Walsh to head superbly into the net.Kelleher still had to make a fine save to foil Bowery after that. Klopp attributed Liverpool’s raggedness towards the end to inexperience. “The team had a lack of rhythm and experience,” he said. “The player with the most experience and rhythm was the best on the pitch [Milner]. But it’s so important we have these games and are brave enough to use the young boys. They have to feel these situations.”Despite a bit of late panic, Liverpool went close to making it 3-0, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hitting the post from long-range before Elliott curled another effort against the bar. So the 16-year-old did not get on the scoresheet but sure made an impression on his boss. “He will always be a special player for moments but his overall performance, including defence, was very good,” said Klopp. Topics 24 Brewster 29 Kasumu Read more 5 Poole Share on Pinterest (s 46′) 14 Agard 84 Clarkson 26 Boateng 51 Hoever 55 Kane match reports Share on WhatsApp (s 72′) MK Dons, with six changes from the Southend defeat, were determined to be more than supporting cast members in the Liverpool roadshow. They nearly stole the limelight with a nice attack in the 11th minute, which ended with Conor McGrandles whacking a shot just over the bar from 12 yards. Then Liverpool took centre stage. Milner danced forward from left-back to smash a low pass across the face of goal. This looked like being Elliott’s moment to announce himself but he slammed his shot against the bar from six yards.Undeterred, Elliott continued to down the right with skill, enterprise and an artful left foot. With one marvellous piece of play in the 26th minute he invited Milner to score but the veteran sent a plunging header inches wide.Eventually Milner made the breakthrough thanks to a large helping of luck. When a poor clearance fell to him just at the edge of the area, his shot seemed little more than a token gesture until Stuart Moore fumbled it over the line. Oxford United humiliate West Ham in shock Carabao Cup thrashing 27 Nombe 25 Brittain 20 Lallana 22 Moore 67 Elliott 46 Lewis Daniel James gives nervy Manchester United shootout win against Rochdale MK Dons 3 Lewington Share on LinkedIn (s 63′) 72 van den Berg 6 Lovren Pinterest Liverpool (s 82′) 1 Nicholls Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott controls the ball in the Carabao Cup clash at MK Dons. 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