Limerick councillors call for City of Culture central venue

first_imgTwitter New Music: 40Hurtz Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Email #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Cllr John GilliganCOUNCILLORS have called for a one-stop shop for all Limerick City of Culture activities.Speaking at Limerick City Council’s last ever monthly meeting, independent councillor John Gilligan said that City of Culture’s offices at 2, Pery Square were “hidden away”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Would ye not consider opening a one-stop shop in the city centre so people can buy tickets and find out what’s on?” Cllr Gilligan asked senior executive members.Cllr Gerry McLoughlin (Ind) agreed with Cllr Gilligan that higher visibility was needed in Limerick for City of Culture.“I don’t have much culture, that’s just the way I was brought up. I do though appreciate the value it has and I feel City of Culture is hidden away.“I’m more interested in a ball game than a culture game but I went to see the Vagina Dialogues last week and it was really funny and historic. We need to get hold of ourselves and have more plays about abuse and drunkenness that leave a lasting impression,” he said.Cllr McLoughlin also suggested that more needs to be made of the River Shannon as part of the City of Culture.“Dublin and Cork have two miserable rivers and we have the most magnificent river in the whole world,” he said. Linkedin NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillors call for City of Culture central venueBy Alan Jacques – May 7, 2014 710 Printcenter_img Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy TAGSCllr Gerry McLoughlinCllr John GilliganLimerick city councilLimerick National City of Culture 2014Music Limerick Previous articleAbnormal load convoy to Foynes cancelledNext articleLimerick in top ten international investment areas Alan Jacques last_img read more

Fed Owns Nearly 30 Percent of All Outstanding MBS

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: What’s on the Horizon for Existing Home Sales? Next: Building Not Keep Up With Inventory Needs Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Bing bai Federal Reserve Laurie Goodman MBS Securities The Urban Institute U.S. Treasury 2017-11-03 Dean Terrell The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Fed Owns Nearly 30 Percent of All Outstanding MBS November 3, 2017 2,996 Views Related Articles  Print This Post Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Federal Reserve’s plan to reduce the amount of agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and U.S. Treasury securities (Treasuries) it owns will run off slower than its targeted amounts, according to a recent report from the Urban Institute titled “Normalizing the Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet: The Impact on the Mortgage-Backed Securities Market.” The authors of the report, Laurie Goodman, Codirector of the Housing Finance Policy Center, and Bing Bai, a research associate for the Urban Institute, examine the Fed’s near-term path mortgage portfolio to understand when the portfolio will normalize.Starting in November 2008 and ending in September 2014, The Federal Reserve began buying large quantities of assets from the private sector as a method of quantitative easing. As of September of this year, the Fed now owns $1.77 trillion of MBS (nearly 29 percent of all outstanding MBS) and $2.45 trillion of treasuries. Based on similar assumptions made by the Fed, Goodman and Bai believe there will still be $1.18 trillion of MBS on the Fed’s books after their balance sheet normalizes. The researchers also believe the Fed should take advantage of the investment period left to do more rebalancing, as well as take additional action to help launch the single government-sponsored enterprise security.Based on assumptions from two separate surveys of primary dealers and market participants released by the Fed in July 2017, the researchers found the Fed’s baseline portfolio in 2025 will be $2.84 trillion. This is larger than levels prior to the crisis but smaller than the current level of $4.46 trillion. As the winding down of begins, the projected mortgage runoffs during the first year will total $197 billion, providing a $120 billion runoff and a $77 billion reinvestment. The Institute believes for the first year and the year after, the paydowns in this base case generated by the portfolio will be insufficient for covering the targeted runoff. Regarding treasuries, Goodman and Bai project there will be $369 billion in paydowns in the first year, producing a $175 billion runoff and $194 billion reinvestment. To read the full report and the researchers’ recommendations, click here.      The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Bing bai Federal Reserve Laurie Goodman MBS Securities The Urban Institute U.S. Treasury About Author: Dean Terrell Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed Owns Nearly 30 Percent of All Outstanding MBSlast_img read more

Roads fully open after crashes in Letterkenny and Fintown

first_img Previous articleSod turned on shore front amphitheatre on ArranmoreNext articleNews, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 19th News Highland By News Highland – May 19, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Traffic is moving normally at Polestar Roundabout in Letterkenny after a collision this afternoon. heavy traffic had been reported in the wake of the crash, which happened at around 3 o’clock. There were no injuries reported.Meanwhile, the road at Fintown is fully open after an earlier incident.It’s understood a motorcycle and a car were involved in a collision close to a coffee facility near the post office shortly after lunchtime today. The coffee stall is trading normally.Again, no injuries were reported. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Roads fully open after crashes in Letterkenny and Fintown Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

McDonough on Medicare physician payment policy

first_img Read Full Story The U.S. Senate’s likely approval this week of bipartisan legislation to repeal a long-standing feature of Medicare physician payment policy called the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) does not mean a new era of bipartisan Congressional cooperation on health policy has dawned, according to John McDonough of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Writing in his Health Stew blog on April 12, 2015, McDonough said the likely repeal of SGR represents a decision that should have been made years ago.“It worked by giving physicians bonus payments when overall spending for physician services in Medicare came under target, and whacking physician rates when they overshot the SGR target. Under this wacky plan, the only way a doc could prevent cuts to his payments was to up his or her volume of services provided – so the incentives were nuts,” writes McDonough, professor of the practice of public health in the Department of Health Policy and Management and director of the Center for Public Health Leadership at Harvard Chan.“Bottom line – the SGR structure was bankrupt and took ridiculous time and attention from Congress every year that could be devoted to useful pursuits. The only stumbling block was how to pay for it – and this Congress just can’t find a bipartisan way to finance $140 billion,” he wrote.last_img read more

Petitions for reinstatement

first_img Petitions for reinstatement Schrold petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Jack Schrold of Parkland has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Schrold’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L. Soler, Legal Assistant, The Florida Bar, Cypress Financial Center, Suite 900, 5900 North Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33309, phone (954) 772- 2245. Rinard petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Marquin Steven Rinard has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Rinard’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L. Soler, Legal Assistant, The Florida Bar, Cypress Financial Center, Suite 900, 5900 North Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33309, phone (954) 772- 2245. February 15, 2006 Regular News Petitions for reinstatementlast_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgVeritas Asset Management – Ian Barnes, former head of UBS Asset Management for Ireland and the UK, has been appointed to the newly created position of chief executive of £12bn (€14bn) Veritas Asset Management. He will join in early 2017, becoming part of the managing partners board that already comprises Charles Richardson, Andy Headley, Ezra Sun and Richard Grant. Barnes had been head of asset management at UBS for UK and Ireland since 2012. Before that, he was at Russell Investments, where his initial role as senior investment consultant evolved into a focus on fiduciary management. Veritas Asset Management became a distinct limited liability partnership as part of a corporate reorganisation in 2012.Willis Towers Watson (WTW) – Alfred Gohdes, chief actuary for pensions consulting for the consultancy’s German business, will be retiring from WTW at the end of February 2017. A well-known figure in the industry, Gohdes has been at WTW and its predecessors for about 35 years.  Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) – Kristoffer Bork has been elected chairman of the AAE for the year to September 2017. A Danish national, Bork was president of the Danish actuarial association, Den Danske Aktuarforening, from 2010 to 2016. Bork succeeds Philip Shier, who became the actuarial manager of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland after retiring from Aon Hewitt. Thomas Béhar was elected AAE vice-chair for the coming year. From France, Béhar is group chief actuary at insurer CNP Assurances. BlackRock – Alexandra Haggard joined as head of consultant relations for the EMEA. She is the former chief executive at Stamford and before that was a managing director at Russell Investments. She will manage BlackRock’s 30-strong EMEA consultant relations team. Haggard is also chair of the CFA UK Steering Committee 2017 Ethical Leadership Programme and a Steering Committee member of the CFA Diversity Project.Greater Manchester Pension Fund – Sandra Stewart has taken over from Peter Morris as executive director of pensions following the latter’s retirement. Stewart has been solicitor to the £17bn (€21bn) local authority fund for more than 15 years, and added the role of director of pensions to her role as executive director in charge of governance and resources. Morris retired after 40 years in local government in the UK. The changes were effective in May. Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) – Simon Lorne is taking over as chairman of the trade body, replacing former SEC commissioner Kathleen Casey. Lorne is vice-chairman and chief legal officer at Millennium Management. Lorne is a member of the new council, AIMA’s global board of directors, which also counts four new members: Robyn Grew, chief administrative officer and general counsel at Man Group; Han Ming Ho, partner at Sidley Austin; Ryan Taylor, partner and global head of compliance at Brevan Howard Asset Management; and Michael Weinberg, senior managing director and chief investment strategist at Protégé Partners.UK Pension Protection Fund (PPF) – The UK lifeboat fund’s operational due diligence manager, Kevin Eastwood, has been granted chartered status by the US Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDDA). He is said to be the first person outside the US to have done so. The IMDDA is the US professional body for individuals and companies that are tasked with due diligence in the investment management industry. Société Générale Securities Services – Massimiliano Notarianni has been appointed global head of sub-custody network management. Mathilde Guérin, whom he replaced, has become deputy head of product engineering. Notarianni was previously head of provider monitoring and change. Both are based in Paris. Russell Investments, Principal Global Investors, Liongate Capital Management, Cardano, Mercer, Veritas Asset Management, UBS Asset Management, Willis Towers Watson, Actuarial Association of Europe, BlackRock, Stamford, Greater Manchester Pension Fund, AIMA, Pension Protection Fund, Société Générale Securities ServicesRussell Investments – Pascal Duval, chief executive for the EMEA region, has resigned from the asset manager after two decades of service. A successor has not yet been appointed. Duval’s move comes after Russell Investments was sold to private equity firm TA Associates last year. Duval said: “Now that we have come through a period of ownership uncertainty and the firm is entering into a new and exciting phase of its evolution, the time is right for me to start a new personal chapter.” Principal Global Investors – Tim Stumpff has been appointed chief executive, replacing Nick Lyster, who has been appointed to the newly created role of global head of wealth advisory services. Stumpff joined Principal Financial Group in 200, and has most recently served as president of Liongate Capital Management. Lyster, who served as chief executive from 2006 to 2016, will be responsible for delivering Principal’s investment capabilities to global wealth management firms, with a focus on the Dublin-domiciled UCITS range of funds.Cardano – Pim van Diepen will join Cardano as director of business development as of 1 November 2016. He joins from Mercer, where he worked for 12 years, including as head of the ALM Netherlands team and was business leader of Mercer Retirement in the Netherlands. Van Diepen is a member of the Dutch Actuarial Association, participating in the risk management networking group. last_img read more

Lottery Proceeds will Boosts Sports in Nigeria, Says Gumel

first_imgBy Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Executive Secretary National Lottery Fund (NLTF), Habu Gumel, has said that the proceeds realised by the agency are being put into use to benefit Nigerians, particularly in the area of sports.Gumel made this declaration at the unveiling of sport equipment donated to 2,000 Nigerian primary schools in Abuja last Friday.The gathering had the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented by Labour Minister, Chris Ngige; Secretary to Federal Government, David Babachir Lawal and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung.Gumel, who doubles as the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) , said the presentation illustrated how the cause charted by the lottery is being promoted through innovative use of funds.He said the approach was to reinforce the NLTF vision of promoting social inclusion among all Nigerians in a balanced, transparent and cost-effective manner.“The event celebrates our national lottery beneficiaries to whom these sports equipment will be distributed, and this illustrates how good causes is served having put our comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system to help National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) track the progress of its intervention programmes, and in particular, the utilization of these equipment. This is to ensure that project outcomes are delivered and the benefits continue to accrue to Nigerians, ” Gumel said.Some of the beneficiaries included primary schools established for physically challenged students in six geo-political zones in the country.Gumel said the equipment would enhance the country’s capacity to expand its talent-base by securing the interest and involvement of children from the primary school age in sports.“We have put in place a robust and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system to help National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) track the progress of its intervention programmes, and in particular, the utilization of these sports equipment. This is to ensure that our projects outcomes are delivered and the benefits continue to accrue to Nigerians”, Gumel added.The equipment valued at half a billion naira would enhance the grassroots promotion of nine sports including football, track and field, table tennis, volleyball, basketball, judo, taekwondo, handball and basketball.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Executive shake-up sees Veltyco appoint Melissa Blau as new CEO

first_img Share XLMedia completes takeover of July 17, 2020 London AIM-listed European online gambling/lottery group, Veltyco Plc has issued a corporate update confirming the appointment of Melissa Blau as new Chief Executive Officer.Veltyco governance confirms the appointment Blau, following an executive management restructure, which has seen company executives Uwe Lenhoff and Hans Dahlgren step down from the board.As leader of Veltyco, Blau will be supported by the appointment of Rainer Lauffs as Chief Operating Officer (COO).Further corporate leadership changes, see Veltyco confirm the appointment of Gilles Ohana as new Non-Executive Chairman.A seasoned industry veteran, Blau has an extensive background in industry business strategy, financing and stakeholder management.Blau has formerly served as CFO of St Minver, the legacy igaming division of GTECH, and as CEO of industry investment firm Europa Point Group.Furthermore, she has consulted a number of tier1gambling operators on international projects and growth strategies through private vehicle iGaming Capital. StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Nektan ceases trading on London AIM May 18, 2020 Nektan offloads white-label B2C unit to Active Win Group January 8, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

‘What’s Your Call?’ Referee Video Resources

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to launch our first targeted referee video resource collection ‘What’s Your Call?’TFA continue to build video resources available via the website  along with other tools to assist referees, coaches and participants at any level to help develop their Touch Football knowledge. The TFA Strategic Participation High Performance 2011-15 Plans identify the objective to ‘provide quality experiences for everyone in Touch Football’. TFA continues to use the dartfish platform to drive the following key outcomes: 3.b – Innovative processes geared at athlete development (junior, senior, elite, female, indigenous)3.c – A highly valued elite product which is positioned at the pinnacle of our pathway3.d – A strong and supportive refereeing structure to support participant needs3.e – A strong and supportive coaching structure to support participant needs4.c – Development of supportive and innovative information technology systems to support the sport at all levels. What’s Your Call is a free collection of video scenarios for referees, coaches and participants that will be released publically from Monday, 14 December.  It contains a series of videos to develop skills and knowledge of the rules in decision making scenarios. This collection will continue to grow throughout 2016 and beyond. For additional resources information visit the TFA website – Related Fileswhat_s_your_call_resource_launch-pdfRelated LinksWhat’s Your Call?last_img read more