first_imgAdvertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Email Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter HUNDREDS of mourners attended the funeral this week of Philip McCormack, fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’, at St John’s Cathedral.The 40-year-old father-of-one died after being knocked off his bicycle by a car on the Kilmurry Roundabout last week. A native of Annacotty, Philip was laid to rest in Mount Saint Oliver Cemetery this Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011, Philip was commissioned to restore and customise two Honda 50 motorbikes painted in Limerick colours which featured prominently in an 11850 TV advert. The campaign paid homage to the ‘Nifty 50‘ as it is better known. Mr McCormack rescued the motorbikes, restored them to their former glory, helped shoot the television advert and even featured in it.Originally from Garryowen, Philip is survived by parents Jim and Eileen; daughter Katie; brothers Martin, John and Jim; and sisters Kay, Avril, Jennifer, Vivienne and Gillian. His sister Jennifer described her brother as “fantastic father and a great son”.“Philip was a very caring, generous, hardworking and kind person. He had time for everyone, from ordinary people on the street to Ministers. He could turn his hand to anything and could talk the talk as well as he could walk the walk,” said Jennifer.“Philip was so good to my parents; he would do anything for them. And of course, his daughter Katie was the apple of her father’s eye,” she added.“Philip’s organs were donated for transplant. His passing has helped save lives and this news has given us some small comfort this week,” Jennifer concluded. #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Previous articleMunster’s Destination unknownNext articleShortt takes potshot at fellow councillors Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsLocal News‘Honda Man’ Philip gives the gift of lifeBy Alan Jacques – January 16, 2014 1296 Print TAGS11850featuredHondaMusic LimerickNifty 50Philip McCormacktransplant Facebooklast_img read more


first_img Share Save Jacob Lew U.S. Department of Treasury U.S. Economy Wage Growth 2015-02-09 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported last week that average hourly earnings increased by 12 cents from December to January ($24.63 to $24.75), but U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said on Monday more wage growth is needed.Lew told CNBC on Monday that even though the economy has experienced sustainable job growth – a higher-than-expected 257,000 jobs were added in January and a monthly average of 336,000 jobs created for the last three months, according to BLS – better wage growth is needed for the nation’s economy to return to normal.”Over the last year, we’ve seen average wages going up, a little over 2 percent,” Lew said in the interview. “We need more wage growth than that for people to really feel it, but it’s something to be that’s starting to be something that’s a trend in the right direction. I think we’ve got to do everything we can to help drive that trend forward.”According to analysts, such wage growth may be on the horizon for the coming year. The 12-cent increase reported by BLS correlates with the findings of Fannie Mae’s January National Housing Survey released on Monday, which indicated that 29 percent of Americans said their household income is “significantly higher” than a year ago and that 48 percent surveyed expect to see their finances improve in the coming year.”A 0.5 percent jump in average hourly earnings was a welcome signal to American workers that recent months of robust hiring may finally lead to a much needed rising trend in wage gains,” Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan said. “Together, our survey results and (the BLS) jobs report strengthens our expectation that stronger hiring and firming income growth will be the primary catalysts for a faster pace of housing recovery in 2015.”Analysts agree that higher wage growth is necessary for the nation’s economy – and hence the housing market – to fully recover from the bust of 2008, due to the fact that wage growth is needed to keep up with rising home prices.”Overall, affordability for buyers in most markets will be well maintained in the context of strong job and income growth,” CoreLogic chief economist Frank Nothaft said late January.The final January gauge of the University of Michigan/Thomson Reuters consumer sentiment index turned in its highest reading in 11 years (98.1) largely due to an increase in personal finances – four out of 10 surveyed cited finance gains as the reason for the increased level of confidence, particularly among households with an annual income of $75,000 or less. While that survey estimated an annualized growth rate in hourly earnings of only 1.9 percent, Friday’s 12-cent gain represented an annualized growth rate ahead of that pace at 2.2 percent.”Consumers have now turned to wages rather than jobs as the primary characteristic they used to judge the performance of the economy,” Richard Curtin, chief economist for Surveys of Consumers.”It is time to say that we’ve turned a corner and we’re now in an economy that’s growing,” Lew said. “It has sustainable growth. It’s growth that showing up not just in businesses but in jobs and we’re now seeing wages go up a bit. I think this is a trend that needs to continue. We need to make sure that we do what we can to continue the growth. I think we’re getting some benefit now from lower oil prices in terms of the economy getting a boost on top of that, so I’m feeling pretty confident that we’re looking at a good period ahead.” About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Jacob Lew U.S. Department of Treasury U.S. Economy Wage Growth The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily 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. 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first_imgThe Scotch Pie Club, which runs the annual World Scotch Pie Championships, has raised just under £11,000 in its inaugural National Scotch Pie Week, held last November in aid of The Scottish Society for Autism.Scotch Pie Club members who took part in the fundraising week included past World Champions Aulds of Greenock and MacLean’s of Forres, as well as the current World Champion, Stuart’s of Buckhaven. Scotch Pie Club founder and MD of Stuart’s of Buckhaven Alan Stuart said he was determined to ensure that the 2007 week, which will again be held around St Andrew’s Day, is even bigger than last year’s. He said he had a fundraising target of £25,000 and was hopeful that more of Scotland’s large pie-makers will join in this year.Stuart added that he would like to thank, in particular, ADM Milling and its marketing manager John Hastwell for enthusiastically supporting the Scotch Pie Week. ADM’s funding of all the point-of-sale material allowed every penny of the funds raised to go to the Scottish Society for Autism, Stuart said.Meanwhile, the cheque for £10,750 was handed over last week to John MacDonald of the Society by Rory Stuart and his younger brother Angus.Rory has featured on all the Pie Club’s point-of-sale material since 2000, and the boys’ grandparents are Norrie and Dorothy Stuart of Stuart’s of Buckhaven.Scotch Pie Week will run from 24 November to 1 December, 2007.last_img read more


first_imgHarold Bolitho, professor of Japanese history emeritus in Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, died on Oct. 23 after a long illness.Bolitho was born Jan. 3, 1939, the youngest of six children in Melbourne, Australia, where he spent his youth. He was a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral and enjoyed music all of his life. He graduated from Melbourne University and went on to obtain his Ph.D. at Yale University. He was married to the former Anne Bevan of Melbourne.He leaves his wife Sharon Ladd, three children — James ’11, Harold, and Emily — and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held on Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Church, Harvard Yard. The burial will be in Connecticut.last_img