Sinn Féin Vice-President to speak at Commemoration

first_imgNewsLocal NewsSinn Féin Vice-President to speak at CommemorationBy admin – January 2, 2012 551 Advertisement Email Twitter Linkedin THE annual Sean Sabhat Commemoration will take place in Limerick on Sunday 8th January. Sinn Féin Vice-President, Mary Lou McDonald TD, will be the main speaker this year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The commemoration will commence at 2.45pm at Bedford Row with a march to Sabhat’s grave at the Republican Plot, Mount St. Laurence Cemetery. The McSwiney/ McCurtain Memorial Band from Cork and the Carrick-on-Suir Republican Flute Band from Co. Tipperary will also take part in the commemoration.center_img Print Previous articleBody recovered from riverNext articleWogan was target for bomb admin WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Aside from Completed Foreclosures, the News in Florida is All Good

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 12, 2015 1,212 Views Florida still leads the nation in 12-month sum of completed foreclosures by more than double the total of the next closest state, according to CoreLogic’s September 2015 National Foreclosure Report released this week. But aside from that, the news in Florida as far as foreclosures are concerned is all good.The Sunshine State has fallen to third in foreclosure inventory rate (2.6 percent) behind New Jersey (4.6 percent) and New York (3.7 percent) and is getting closer to the national average, which was 1.2 percent during September. Florida had the highest decline of any state in foreclosure inventory year-over-year in September—a 42.3 percent drop, from 4.4 percent in September 2014.In addition, Florida’s serious delinquency rate (5.8 percent) in September was third, behind New Jersey (8.0 percent) and New York (6.5 percent), according to CoreLogic. In September 2014, Florida’s serious delinquency rate was 8.6 percent, or 2.8 percentage points higher than September 2015.”The largest improvements in the foreclosure inventory continue to be in judicial states on the East Coast such as Florida and New Jersey,” said Sam Khater, deputy chief economist for CoreLogic. “While the overwhelming majority of states are experiencing declines in their foreclosure rates, four states experienced small increases compared with a year ago.”Those four states were Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Washington, D.C. also saw an increase in foreclosure activity. Those states, plus D.C., are typically near the bottom of the foreclosure metric list. Washington, D.C. had a lower total of completed foreclosures in the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015 (only 69) than any state. The state with the lowest total was North Dakota with 310.Florida’s 12-month sum of completed foreclosures (91,000) for September was below 100,000 again, good news for a state where 12-month completed foreclosure sums have been well above 100,000 since the crisis. In fact, the Tampa metro area, which has routinely been near the top of CoreLogic’s lists for metro areas with the most completed foreclosures over a 12-month period, was not even listed in the top 10 for September—nor was any Florida metro. The top metro area for 12-month sum of completed foreclosures in September was Atlanta, with 14,240. Despite this, Atlanta’s foreclosure inventory rate (0.7 percent) and serious delinquency rate (3.3 percent) were still below national averages in September of 1.2 percent and 3.4 percent.Click here to see the complete report. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Nationstar Becomes the Latest Servicer to Settle Over ‘Force Placed Insurance’ Next: Mixed Economic, Housing Data Cast Doubt on Fed Liftoff Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Aside from Completed Foreclosures, the News in Florida is All Good Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Tagged with: Completed Foreclosure Florida Foreclosure Inventory foreclosure rate Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Aside from Completed Foreclosures, the News in Florida is All Good The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Share Save Completed Foreclosure Florida Foreclosure Inventory foreclosure rate 2015-11-12 Brian Honealast_img read more

Decoding keys to a healthy life

first_imgFor 74 years, one of the longest-running studies of normal adult development has been examining not disease and illness, but what may be life’s magic question: How can you live long and happy?The answers that have emerged — and are still emerging — are surprising and obvious both. Having a difficult childhood, for example, matters a lot in early adulthood, but its effects fade as the years go by. Among those who had tough beginnings, self-starters who seek out jobs as kids do better than those who don’t. And education — specifically going to college — is more important than money or social status in determining lifetime success.More recently, the study’s aging subjects have shown that one’s situation at age 50 has more to do with one’s health and happiness at 70 than what happened earlier in life. And surprisingly, the quality of vacations younger in life — a measure of the ability to play — is a better indicator of late-life happiness than income.The study highlights both controllable and uncontrollable factors that affect healthy aging. While there’s not much someone can do about parents’ social class, early family stability, or ancestors’ longevity, a person certainly has a say over whether to smoke, abuse alcohol, exercise, and keep weight down. The study also highlights the importance of a healthy, stable marriage to late-life happiness and underlines the importance of having mature coping mechanisms for the adversity sure to come.“We used to think that if you had relatives who lived to a ripe old age, that was the best predictor” of a long life, said Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “It turns out that the lifestyle choices people make in midlife are a more important predictor of how long you live.”Waldinger became director of the Harvard study in 2003, when longtime director George Vaillant stepped down from day-to-day management. To Vaillant, who continues to work on the study, the most important findings concerned the negative effects of alcohol on marital and lifetime success and the evidence that programs like Alcoholics Anonymous work better than other interventions. The study also added nuance to understanding adult development, Vaillant said, which is often thought of as stalling in middle age or peaking at 50 and then declining.“You only have to think of distinguished 70-year-olds in art and politics to see that something is wrong with that view,” Vaillant said. “Adult development from 30 to 80 certainly takes place. [But] it’s like watching the hour hand of a clock; that’s why it’s not appreciated.”Waldinger said the study’s central focus now is on marriage, examining how couples have weathered life’s storms and cope with challenges such as declining health and concerns about finances. In recent interviews, researchers asked older couples about conflicts and how they resolve them. But couple after couple, Waldinger said, couldn’t recall conflicts.“They said, ‘We used to argue about it, but we just don’t anymore,’ ” Waldinger said. “The main developmental task for younger couples is managing conflicts. The main task for older couples is mutual support. … Being in a good marriage buffers you from the effects of pain and disability.”Both Waldinger and Vaillant have published extensively on the study’s findings. Some of them were published just last year. In a recent paper, Waldinger, Elizabeth Kensinger, and Marc Schulz utilized neural imaging to find that older adults with positive outlooks process emotional information differently from those with more negative views. Vaillant, who has written scholarly articles and several books based on the study, is at work on a history of the study itself.The research has its roots in a Harvard University Health Services examination of 268 members of Harvard classes between 1939 and 1944. Begun in 1938 and called the Grant Study, it started with exhaustive physical examinations and included regular follow-ups over the years.The second arm of the study began with Harvard Law Professor Sheldon Glueck, who recruited 456 young men from inner-city Boston neighborhoods between 1940 and 1945 as controls for a study of juvenile delinquency. They were added to the study in the 1970s. Today, just 68 of the Harvard cohort are still alive, many in their early 90s, while 120 of the Glueck Study are alive, most in their early to mid-80s.Over the decades, subjects have answered biennial questionnaires, allowed health information to be gathered from their doctors, and sat for in-depth interviews. In recent years, they’ve also submitted to neuroimaging scans and given blood for DNA analysis. Researchers have also begun to engage more deeply with their wives, whose reaction, Waldinger said, was, “It’s about time.”Though the study has led to many publications, Waldinger and Vaillant view the decades of data, interview notes, questionnaires, and videotapes as a barely tapped treasure trove for researchers, providing a rare view of much of these men’s lives. Over the years, researchers have studied the effects of World War II combat, substance abuse, childhood trauma, education, and other factors. To make data easier to access for researchers, Waldinger said, they’ve embarked on a digitization project for the records, currently held in 50 filing cabinets.“You can search for the word ‘father,’ and the computer will pull out every time that word was used in a man’s life,” Waldinger said.Vaillant said the study still can surprise, even though he has been involved with the data for 40 years. Just last year, he said, he found that 57 percent of all divorces among Grant Study men involved alcoholism. That statistic had been artificially low until then because, though the men had spoken of their own alcohol problems, many hadn’t been forthcoming about those of their wives until later in life.“It’s still a treasure trove, and with each passing year more people mine it in different and imaginative ways,” Vaillant said.In addition to adding new genetic techniques, Waldinger said the researchers are seeking funding to continue the study by enrolling children and even grandchildren, an opportunity rarely replicated. That’s because most longitudinal studies — which follow subjects over long periods — fade after a decade or so because subjects drop out, funding dries up, and researchers move on to new projects. A study lasting as many decades as the Harvard one is a bit freakish, Waldinger said.“We know how they felt about their parents when they were 19, we know how their parents felt about them, we know what their childhoods were like,” Waldinger said. “It’s so unique, it’ll never be done again.”last_img read more

Adebayor set for return

first_imgTottenham head coach Tim Sherwood is confident Emmanuel Adebayor will be available for next Monday’s match with Sunderland. The 30-year-old striker has missed Spurs’ past three matches with a hamstring problem and gash on his heel. However, top scorer Adebayor returned to training with the squad on Tuesday and is now in line for a return against Sunderland. “It’s great to see him back out there,” Sherwood told the club’s official website, “We’ll continue to assess him as the week progresses and hopefully he’ll then be back in contention against Sunderland. “He’s obviously been a big miss. He’s been outstanding for us.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Spinners lift Lusignan to big  win in U-15 battle against Enmore

first_imgNERAN Bani and Alex Datterdeen combined for nine wickets to lift the Lusignan Sports Club to a 103-run victory against Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCC) when action in the Bel Air Rubis Under-15, 30-over competition continued on Saturday.Playing at home, Lusignan won the toss and opted to take first strike. Although a few of their batsmen had starts, none of them were able to take their innings to the next level.Nicholas Shiopersad scored 22, while Randy Ramsaywack finished with 18 not out and Pradesh Khemraj (15) to lift their team to 126-9 in their allotted 30 overs.The pair of H. Harripersaud, who took 4-10 from six overs and S. Gangaram, who took 2-8 from six overs, damaged the home team’s batting.Needing to score at just over 4.2 runs per over to secure victory, the visitors were pegged back by the spin twin.Bani’s left-arm spin was almost unplayable, as he took 5-8 from his six overs.  Datterdeen used his off spin bowling well, which saw him finishing with 4-15 from 5.2 overs, which left Enmore all out on 23.last_img read more