Limerick ‘lost legacy’ claim rubbished by City of Culture

By on June 4, 2021

first_img TAGSLimerick National City of Culture 2014Made in Limerick ProjectsMusic LimerickRichie Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleAre we waiting in line?Next articleBodies dancing in the light Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsLimerick ‘lost legacy’ claim rubbished by City of CultureBy Alan Jacques – May 22, 2014 767 Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter Linkedincenter_img #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy LIMERICK National City of Culture have refuted comments made by local election candidate Richie Ryan that the event is a “missed opportunity for encouraging and developing the arts at grassroots level”.Last week the independent candidate for a seat in Limerick City West criticised City of Culture for not showing more support to local community arts and leisure groups, whom he hailed as “forgotten heroes”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, in response Limerick City of Culture stated this week: “One of the great strengths of Limerick’s designation as Ireland’s first National City of Culture is the long overdue local and national recognition and platform it is giving to arts and culture locally.”Mr Ryan also estimated that only 10 per cent of the Made in Limerick Projects are up and running. But City of Culture proudly say that 109 of the 300 plus events taking place this year to mark the event are under the ‘Made in Limerick’ theme.City of Culture stated that in 2014 local organisations are being funded to the tune of €2.3million under the City of Culture programme to enable the production of new work in theatre, film, visual art, craft, heritage, history and food.“Perhaps one of the most recent outstanding examples of this is ‘Moyross’, a show involving the people of Moyross in association with THEATREclub and the Lime Tree Theatre in which local people were empowered to tell their story through theatre. This received not just local but national recognition and this will most definitely have a lasting legacy on the community and encourage further expression through theatre and other art forms in the years ahead.”City of Culture cited other examples including ‘Are You Dancing’, which included a series of dance classes across the communities of Limerick that will manifest itself in a public celebration on June 22 along with an exhibition of personal memories, photographs and memorabilia from that important time in Limerick’s history.“In addition, the Limerick City of Culture Pillars have agreed certain specific legacy projects, for film, visual arts, craft and theatre. Each of them will have project managers that will be delivering an agreed set of actions that will bring the various practitioners together to help them coordinate their activity going forward. This will have a long-term benefit as it will create a momentum and structure to ensure there is very much a City of Culture legacy and this will feed into the European City of Culture 2020 application.” Advertisement Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Email WhatsApp New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

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Repositioning Skills in a Changing REO Environment

By on May 31, 2021

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Repositioning Skills in a Changing REO Environment Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. August 2, 2019 1,713 Views Previous: Building Trust in Servicing Next: Optimal Blue’s Competitive Analytics to Help Lenders The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Agents Assets Brokers Five Star FORCE Properties real estate REO Skills  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Repositioning Skills in a Changing REO Environment Agents Assets Brokers Five Star FORCE Properties real estate REO Skills 2019-08-02 Radhika Ojha Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago A recent webinar by the Five Star FORCE addressed current challenges faced by REO agents and gave tips on how they can position themselves in the current distressed property environment. The webinar titled “Agents Helping Agents: Communicating Your Value to Prospective Clients” had members of the FORCE Advisory Council providing the audience with a “kick-start toolkit” to help brokers position themselves for the next upcoming distressed market while sharing personal journies about how they managed these transitions.During this hour-long webinar, industry experts discussed pertinent topics such as website creation and REO portal profiles, creating corporate files and resumes, social media presence, marketing systems, professionalism, and much more.Sharing her personal journey, Terry Rasner-Yacenda, Five Star FORCE Chairperson and Broker/Owner of Reno/Tahoe Realty Group LLC  said that her first REO assignment didn’t go as planned. “But I didn’t give up. I just kept searching and searching, until I found someone who would mentor me,” she said. “Today, as members of the FORCE, you have the Five Star Academy that you should utilize to start positioning yourself for when the distressed property market will start happening again.”Speaking on improving performance through exposure and branding initiatives and how brokers can improve their profiles and portals, Nancy Braun, FORCE Advisory Council Vice-Chair and Owner/Broker-In-Charge of Showcase and Carolina Property Management, LLC asked brokers to dedicate at least an hour a week to update their profiles and bios on various online sites. Braun explained that such updates to bios, profiles, web pages, and social media were necessary because, “When an asset manager is looking for you, they will do a google search and if you are not updated online, they’re going to think that you are not someone who’s performing to their maximum and move on to someone else,” she observed.Explaining the items that an agent must include in their online profiles and the importance of updating their business profiles on social media and REO portals, Braun said, “The basic thing you should think about is why should they pick you over all the other agents. If you don’t have this stuff you should work towards it and showcase your unique selling proposition.”Giving tips on how agents can tap potential clients Justine Jimenez Garcia, Licensed Real Estate Broker and Coach and Owner of Countrywide Properties Inc, said that networking played an important role in getting potential leads. “Perseverance is what you need to keep in mind while getting in with any company,” Garcia said while sharing her personal experience of how networking regularly helped her.Giving an overview of the current housing market and the economy, Jim Hastings, of Hastings Brokerage Ltd took the audience through the trends that are likely to impact the distressed property market going forward. “We are in the longest nonrecessionary period in the history of America,” he said. “But an economy is all about ups and downs.”Donato Ortini, the Owner/Broker at Stone Tower Realty LLC, discussed professionalism in this field. “Essentially being professional is about giving your best at all times,” Ortini said while giving 12 tips on why it was important to remain professional, in a rapidly changing environment. “Think about how your behavior will be perceived by others and make sure to understand and follow company codes of conduct where they exist.”Steven Pagano Associate Broker at Coldwell Banker explained the importance of understanding property preservation issues. “Understanding these issues is important to communicate the value you can offer as an REO broker to asset managers,” he said.Regina Shaw, Associate Broker at Intero Real Estate Services gave insights into how brokers could prepare for the upcoming distressed real estate assets market. She said that apart from REO/foreclosures, there were many aspects to the default/distressed market that can be a great source of income. Giving some examples such as working on BPOs and short sales, Shaw said, “If you were short sale certified before, I recommend you brush up because previously mandated laws have either gone away or changed drastically.”Click here to view the complete recording. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

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Skeleton Crew Will Transfer Off-Broadway

By on January 18, 2021

first_imgJason Dirden and Nikiya Mathis in ‘Skeleton Crew’Ahron Foster Skeleton Crew Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 View Commentscenter_img It’s a hit! Skeleton Crew, led by Broadway alum Jason Dirden, will transfer off-Broadway this spring. Helmed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and penned by Dominique Morisseau, the show will begin previews on May 13 and officially open on May 19 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater. The play is currently running through February 14 at Atlantic Stage 2.In Morisseau’s third play in her Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?Along with Dirden, the production features Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt and Nikiya Mathis. Adesola Osakalumi takes on double duty as performer and choreographer.Skeleton Crew will play a limited engagement through June 19 at the Linda Gross Theater. Related Showslast_img read more

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Greek Company Denies Involvement in Massive Oil Slick off Brazil

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgGreek ship manager Delta Tankers has denied its involvement in an oil spill off the coast of Brazil that has kept the country’s response agencies busy over the past two months.Brazilian authorities said on November 1 that Greek-flagged crude oil tanker Bouboulina, carrying Venezuelan crude, was responsible for the spill.Delta Tankers denied this, saying that a full search of the material from the cameras and sensors that all their vessels carry as part of their safety and environmental policies, revealed no proof that the Bouboulina could be responsible for the spill.“There is no proof of the vessel having stopped, conducted any kind of STS operation (ship to ship), oil leaked/spilled, slowed down or veered off course, on its passage from Venezuela to Melaka, Malaysia,” the company said.The company added that it would share its materials with Brazilian authorities, should they contact the company, noting that no contact had been made so far.The oil spill, that is estimated to have taken place on July 28-29, affected 2,500 km of Brazil’s coastlines, hitting at least 120 locations in 77 municipalities. Brazil’s environmental agency IBAMA earlier stated that the substance was ‘crude oil’ of a type that is not produced in Brazil.last_img read more

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Canadian nat’l in Negros Occ. tests negative for nCoV

By on September 25, 2020

first_imgHe added the patient, who was admittedat the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), wasdischarged from the hospital on yesterday. He also urged the public to alwaysverify information related to nCoV from the Department of Health website and torefrain from spreading fake news. As of Wednesday, the City HealthOffice reported two more PUIs – a 67-year-old male, a foreign national, who hada layover in Taiwan, and a 30 to 40-year-old Filipino male who traveled to HongKong. The remaining two PUIs were also atthe hospital waiting for the laboratory results from the RITM. BACOLOD City – A43-year-old Canadian national who was under investigation  for a possible 2019 novel coronavirus acuterespiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) infection had tested negative for thevirus. One of the two is a 12-year-old with ahistory of travel to Hong Kong and Macau while the other is a 58-year-oldfemale. They are now confined in atertiary hospital, she addedcenter_img Dr. Julius Drilon, medical centerchief II, said in a statement that this was based on the result of theconfirmatory testing from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). CHO Environment and SanitationDivision head Grace Tan said the swab samples of the latest two patients wouldbe sent to the RITM as soon as possible. “The CLMMRH is assuring the publicthat the hospital is implementing strict infection control measures inproviding treatment to these patients,” Drilon said. The Bacolod City Disaster RiskReduction and Management Council  has passed a resolution requesting for aP10-million budget that will be utilized by the inter-agency task force for theprevention and control of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV). (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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