Islamic Cultural Exhibition takes place in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin TAGSAl Furqan Muslim Community CentreArtefactsCalligraphycultureexhibitionHennaIslamlimerickMosqueMuslimstraditional foodWindmill Street WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | i.NY launch in King Johns Castle Facebook Email Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition Twitter Print NewsIslamic Cultural Exhibition takes place in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 21, 2016 1544 center_img Members of the Muslim community in Limerick at the Al Furqan Community Centre in Windmill Street.Members of the Muslim community in Limerick at the Al Furqan Community Centre in Windmill Street.AN Islamic Cultural Exhibition takes place this Saturday, September 24 at the Al Furqan Muslim Centre on Windmill Street from 11am to 5pm.The free exhibition is open to all and includes calligraphy, artefacts, henna, face-painting, traditional food, gift bags and a mosque tour. The event offers an opportunity to meet, share, discuss and experience the principles and culture of Irish Muslims.For further information contact [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleLimerick homeowner stabbed during burglaryNext articleCoke Zero bike users to be rewarded on Car Free Day in Limerick Alan Jacques The last dance for a Limerick cultural institution Listen: Limerick Lady Podcast Episode 10 : Kathleen Turner Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Mustafa #87* gone but not outlast_img read more

Have First-Time and Repeat Buyers Switched Places?

first_img First-time homebuyers are still crushing the mortgage market when compared with repeat buyers, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute (UI). Despite facing inflated prices, stunted supply, tight credit, and rental costs that make saving for a down payment difficult, first-timers have commanded the mortgage market for the past 10 years, the report revealed and The Urban Institute doesn’t see that changing anytime soon.Giving a brief background, the report indicated that theFederal Housing Administration (FHA), which makes low down payment loans available to borrowers with subpar credit, has typically targeted the first-time buyer market, who make up around 80 percent of the FHA’s total originations. That percentage plunged to about 75 percent during the recession but has tiptoed back up to nearly 83 percent today, UI reports.By contrast, the GSEs’ share of first-time homebuyers historically tracked much lower than the FHA’s, totaling about 25 percent during the early 2000s. During the housing bubble, it jumped to around 40 percent. After receding slightly during the recession, the GSEs’ share of first-timers has maintained an upward trajectory since 2013. It sits at nearly 50 percent today, the report notes.When combining the FHA and GSEs, the total share of first-time homebuyers taking out purchase mortgages in 2017 amounted to 60 percent—around 20 percentage points higher than the 40 percent pre-crisis average.Why the flood of first-timers post-crisis? The reason is two-fold, according to UI: “Partly, it’s the better economy. But a big chunk of the increase is driven by the pullback of repeat buyers.”The report found that between 2001 and 2007, repeat homebuyers represented anywhere from 1.4 to 1.8 million home purchases per year, while first-timers accounted for between 900,000 and 1.3 million. The two cohorts have since switched. Last year, repeat buyers purchased just over a million homes, while first-time buyers snapped up to close 1.5 million.“Falling house prices during the recession prevented millions of homeowners from accumulating equity in their homes, equity they have typically used to trade up to bigger homes,” UI reported.Since prices have picked up and home equity is rising again, will repeat buying activity reclaim its historic levels? “Probably not,” the report said.Owners may have more equity today, but most of them also have very low mortgages they locked in during the recession—when rates routinely measured below 4 percent. If, for example, a homeowner with a 3.5 percent rate wanted to upgrade to a different home, they’d have to secure a new mortgage at today’s higher rate.“Many homebuyers will likely find it much more economical to simply stay in their existing homes,” the report said. “This will continue to dampen repeat buying volumes and continue the dominance of first-time homebuyers in the housing market.”But those first-timers will, quite literally, be paying for that preeminent status, it notes.“Since existing homeowners won’t release their starter homes into the market, and since we aren’t making up for that deficit through new construction, prices will likely keep going up for first-time homebuyers,” it reported. 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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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Have First-Time and Repeat Buyers Switched Places?center_img Tagged with: Buyers First-Time Homebuyers Homebuyers Homeowners Homes HOUSING loans Mortgages repeat buyers sellers Urban Institute Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share 1Save Home / Daily Dose / Have First-Time and Repeat Buyers Switched Places? 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Comment on Why great recruiters make dud managers by Lisa

first_imgComment on Why great recruiters make dud managers by LisaShared from lisa on 18 Oct 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Great billers have had good support and training as billers…being ambitious, driven on the whole intelligent individuals, give them the same training and they’ll do well as a manager. Problem is lack of support, training and guidance in a management role aswell as remuneration.Read full article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.last_img read more

Democratic candidate calling for more coronavirus precautions ahead of gubernatorial debate

first_img Previous article“Boomerang employees” becoming more commonNext articlePolice warning residents to lock car doors after a rash of break-ins Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Twitter Democratic candidate calling for more coronavirus precautions ahead of gubernatorial debate Pinterest Google+ Facebook Woody Myers (Photo supplied) The first of two debates among the candidates for governor takes place Tuesday in Indianapolis, with coronavirus precautions in place. One of the candidates wants more.There will be no live audience, not even reporters — only the three candidates, the moderator, the production crew, and a single pool photographer. Democrat Woody Myers says the candidates should also have to take a coronavirus test the day before. And he wants the three lecterns as far apart as possible.Republican Governor Eric Holcomb’s campaign and the Indiana Debate Commission say rules discussions are ongoing.Holcomb tested negative on Wednesday. Campaign spokeswoman Holly Lawson says the governor doesn’t necessarily object to another test, but she points to Centers for Disease Control guidelines calling for tests for people who have symptoms or have had close contact with someone who does. Libertarian nominee Don Rainwater points to the same guidance to say a test is unnecessary, though he says he’ll do it if the commission requires it.You can listen to the Idniana Gubernatorial Debate at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, on 95.3 FM and Google+ By Jon Zimney – October 19, 2020 1 209 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

Explainer: Why the coronavirus death rate still eludes scientists

first_imgGlobal deaths from COVID-19 have reached 1 million, but experts are still struggling to figure out a crucial metric in the pandemic: the fatality rate – the percentage of people infected with the pathogen who die.Here is a look at issues surrounding better understanding the COVID-19 death rate.How is a death rate calculated? What is a “case fatality rate”?There has been an apparent decline in death rates when measured against the number of new infections confirmed by coronavirus testing. In places like the United States, that “case fatality rate” has fallen dramatically from 6.6% in April to just over 2% in August, according to Reuters statistics.But experts said that the decline has largely been driven by more widespread testing compared with the early days of the pandemic, detecting more people who have mild illness or no symptoms. Improvements in treating the severely ill and protecting some of the highest-risk groups, are also credited with improving survival.”We are much more aware of potential complications and how to recognize and treat them,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security in Baltimore. “If you are a patient who gets COVID-19 in 2020, you would much rather get it now than in March.”What does that mean for individuals, and governments?That highlights the need for continued vigilance, as some countries begin to experience a second wave of infections.For example, researchers in France estimate that country’s case fatality rate fell by 46% by the end of July compared with the end of May, driven by an increase in testing, improved medical care and a greater proportion of infections occurring in younger people, who are less likely to experience severe disease.”Now, we are seeing a fresh rise in hospitalizations and ICU [intensive care unit] registrations, which means this discrepancy is about to end,” said Mircea Sofonea, a researcher with Montpellier University in France. “We will have to understand why.” A true mortality rate would compare deaths against the total number of infections, a denominator that remains unknown because the full scope of asymptomatic cases is difficult to measure. Many people who become infected simply do not experience symptoms.Scientists have said the total number of infections is exponentially higher than the current number of confirmed cases, now at 33 million globally. Many experts believe the coronavirus likely kills 0.5% to 1% of people infected, making it a very dangerous virus globally until a vaccine is identified.Researchers have begun to break down that risk by age group, as evidence mounts that younger people and children are far less likely to experience severe disease.”The death rate for people below age 20 is probably one in 10,000. Over the age of 85 it is around one in 6,” said Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic

first_img Loading… No decision has been made yet on the new dates for the Canada Summer Games, but both the CGC and the Niagara Host Society are aiming for the rescheduled event to take place during the summer of 2022. Both organisations are due to continue to monitor developments relating to the pandemic and will safeguard the health of all participants, staff and volunteers. Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games is the country’s largest multi-sport event and is designed for amateur athletes. More than 5,000 participants and 4,000 volunteers were expected to take part in the next edition in the Niagara Region. “Postponing the Games certainly wasn’t an easy decision, nor one that we took lightly, but we felt it was the right choice to make,” said Doug Hamilton, chair of the 2021 Canada Games Host Society. read also:IOC boss to parley new Japanese Prime Minister on Tokyo 2020 “In all likelihood, moving ahead with the Canada Summer Games in 2021 would have prevented us from hosting the Games’ sport competitions and cultural events in the way that they were originally envisioned. “By delaying the Games to the summer of 2022, we hope to give Games participants a greater opportunity to maximise their experience, while also ensuring that Niagara can realise the full potential of hosting Canada’s largest multi-sport event.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 2021 Canada Summer Games in Niagara have been postponed until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After consulting with the Niagara Region, the Province of Ontario and the Federal Government, the Canada Games Council (CGC) and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society decided to postpone the event. Given the uncertainty created by the ongoing global health crisis, the decision to delay the Games was made to ensure the health and safety of all athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers and spectators. Organisers would also have been unlikely to deliver the sport competitions and cultural events to a high standard. “All of our athletes, coaches and volunteers are top of mind for us in deciding to postpone the Games,” said Canada Games Council Board chair Evan Johnston. “No doubt this decision will be disappointing for those who have been training and preparing for the 2021 Games, but we hope to find their understanding and support. “We made this difficult decision now, after careful consideration, to protect the health of Canadians and give all stakeholders more time to adjust their preparations. “We will be reviewing options for new dates for the Canada Summer Games to take place during the summer of 2022 in the Niagara Region.”center_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?These TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more