first_img Previous articleRugby hero backs Special Olympics collectionNext articleSearch teams discover body of woman in Estuary Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillor Jim Long hangs up on the 11811 serviceBy Alan Jacques – April 11, 2014 1003 WhatsApp Mayor’s driver will earn more than ‘underpaid’ councillors Facebook Cllr Jim LongFINE Gael city councillor Jim Long was so “horrified” at the cost of three directory enquiry calls on his mobile phone that he plans to contact Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte to ensure the issue of hidden charges are highlighted to the public.Cllr Long was heading into a meeting last Friday morning when he received an international call on his mobile phone. With no time to take the call, the councillor hung up and went about his normal business.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minutes later, however, he was left feeling totally flummoxed when he got a text message from O2 informing him that he had overspent by a sum of €10 over on his monthly phone plan.“I thought I was charged the €10 for the incoming call and I went totally ballistic. When I got home I contacted O2 online through their live chat and received the full details,” Cllr Long explains.“I was then even more horrified to learn that because I went through 11811 I had been charged €2.99 for a local call to my solicitor. In total it cost me €10 euro for three local calls. This in my opinion is a total rip-off,” he claimed.Cllr Long is now vowing never to use the 11811 directory enquiries service again.“If I had made the call at home on a landline it would have only cost 22 cent for three minutes. These hidden charges need to be highlighted and I’ll be contacting the Minister in relation to this,” Cllr Long concluded.An O2 spokesperson explained that calls to Eircom’s 11811 and other directory enquiry services are charged as premium rate services. He also advised customers to check the rates before using any of these services.“Calls to 11811 cost up to €2.30 per minute depending on which price plan the customer is on. Should the customer ask to be connected to a number there is an additional call set up charge of up to €2.30 as well as the per minute charge depending on how long the call lasts. The costs of premium rate services are available at,” said a spokesperson. Advertisement Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGS11811Cllr Jim LongEircomFine GaelMinister Pat RabbitteMusic Limericko2 center_img Print Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Email Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Twitter Linkedin Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick last_img read more

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: SFR Investment Poised for Growth Next: Leading Dems Seeking Funds for Servicers April 17, 2020 3,476 Views Wells Fargo is on the brink of settling a lawsuit alleging a computer error led the bank to deny loan modifications to some homeowners who later lost their homes to foreclosure. An $18.5 million settlement is awaiting final approval from a district judge, who said Thursday he intends to approve the settlement on a preliminary basis after reviewing the notice to the class action case members, according to Law360.The plaintiffs in the case allege a miscalculation that persisted between 2010 and 2018 led to some homeowners being denied home loan modifications they would otherwise have been approved for.Wells Fargo became aware of the error in 2013 and partially fixed the problem in 2015 before enacting a “comprehensive fix” in 2018, Law360 reported. The bank sent apology letters and compensation ranging between $5,000 and $15,000 to some affected homeowners.The settlement now under review addresses a class action case filed in 2018 involving 511 homeowners whose homes were allegedly foreclosed due to the error.Each of the 511 homeowners will receive between $14,000 and $120,000 if the settlement is approved. The amount will vary based on each individual’s unpaid principal balance, the duration of their loan delinquency, and how much they have already received from Wells Fargo in compensation.Included in the $18.5 million is $1 million earmarked for homeowners who suffered “severe emotional distress” directly related to the erroneous foreclosure. These funds will be available to “only members of the class who can tie their distress to Wells Fargo’s conduct,” according to Law360, which added that any unused funds from this $1 million will be dispersed to all the homeowners involved in the case.District Judge William Alsup will review the proposed notice to the plaintiffs before deciding on a final approval and also sought assurance that this settlement will not impede any other borrowers from bringing similar claims of their own against Wells Fargo.Tom Goyda, a spokesperson for Wells Fargo, told Law360 Thursday, “It is important to note that we have prevailed on all of these lawsuits that have reached a final decision and have not paid any money directly to a suing city/county or to any private lawyers.” Tagged with: Foreclosure Settlement Wells Fargo Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Foreclosure Settlement Wells Fargo 2020-04-17 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Wells Fargo Nears $18.5M Foreclosure Settlement The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Home / Daily Dose / Wells Fargo Nears $18.5M Foreclosure Settlement Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and, MReport and She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. About Author: Krista F. Brocklast_img read more

first_imgConsistent diel patterns in foraging depths have been recorded in several avian predators which feed on pelagic prey, but nothing is known about such effects in bottom feeding seabirds. In the underwater environment, illumination is influenced primarily by water depth. Thus a predator’s ability to exploit feeding areas located in deep water could, theoretically, be constrained by light availability. We investigated the effects of the diel light cycle on the diving behaviour of 2 species of bottom feeding seabird: the blue-eyed shag Phalacrocorax atriceps and the European shag P. aristotelis. Time-based data loggers were attached to 22 blue-eyed shags and 21 European shags and used to obtain detailed and concurrent records of foraging conditions in terms of depth and illumination during the chick-rearing period. Both species were exclusively diurnal feeders. There were marked differences in mean foraging depth and foraging illumination between individual birds (blue-eyed shag: ranges 3.2 to 73.3 m and -0.3 to 2.0 log10 lx; European shag: 8.5 to 34.6 m and 0.9 to 2.0 log10 lx). Superimposed on this variation was a consistent effect whereby individuals significantly modified their diving behaviour in response to the diel light cycle, in accord with the prediction that foraging depths would be maximised when ambient illumination was highest. However, it appeared that individuals did not fully exploit the potential of this diel effect since, although foraging depths in the middle of the day were generally deeper, the associated illumination was higher than that experienced during shallower dives made earlier or later in the day. Nevertheless, we believe that diel effects can play an important role in shaping the foraging behaviour of bottom feeding, avian predators.last_img read more

first_imgMiramar police say the truck belonging to a missing mother has been found in Hollywood.Leila Cavett’s son was found wandering alone in Miramar on Sunday morning, but she was nowhere to be found.Miramar police say Cavett had recently traveled to Florida from Alabama, and that her last known location was possibly in the area of Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. Highway 441.Police are actively searching for Cavett and are concerned for her safety and well-being.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact the Miramar Police Department at (954) 602-4000 and press 0 for communications.last_img