first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin NewsHealthLimerick to benefit from air ambulance serviceBy Editor – November 11, 2016 1076 Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleGAA – Two Limerick sides remainNext articleThe Lions Barber Collective goes Stateside with #barbertalk Editor John Kearney (left), co-founder of Irish Community Air Ambulance with medical and flight crew at Cork Airport.Photo: Michael Mac SweeneyA new initiative that has the ability to save countless lives in its first 12 months of service has been announced.Based out of Cork Airport and serving Limerick and the main towns in Munster, Irish Community Air Ambulance will provide a vital lifesaving service , offering fast access to advanced clinical interventions at the roadside by highly trained pre-hospital emergency care physicians.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Community Air Ambulance service will mirror successful models across the United Kingdom and other countries where geographically challenging terrain warrants an air ambulance.It is hoped that more than €1 million can be raised to launch the service from late Spring 2017. Irish Community Air Ambulance will complement the existing emergency services and the current Athlone based Emergency Aeromedical Service operated by the National Ambulance Service in partnership with the Irish Air Corps.It has been proven that early access to world class critical care and pre hospital emergency medicine administered by trained, experienced and equipped medical personnel can save lives. The air ambulance service will offer gold standard care commencing at the roadside and continuing while on route to definitive care in hospital.Co-founder John Kearney said “People are dying unnecessarily due to the time it takes to receive critical care.  This service will be built on the already successful model of Ireland’s Rapid Response Service which has been in existence since 2009 and uses volunteer doctors for pre-hospital emergencies.“There are currently five level four clinicians and more than 100 GPs with the Rapid Response Service who have saved countless lives and improved care in its seven years. The launch of a community air ambulance service is the next step bringing better response times with permanent on-duty doctors who will have the ability to bring advanced skills to acutely ill and injured people throughout its catchment area,” Mr Kearney explained.“It will offer a mobile intensive care unit by air which will allow us to safely transport patients faster to a major hospital, saving time and lives. This is a service for Munster so we need the support of the people of Munster to donate, fundraise or volunteer.“We need to raise € 1million to take off and € 2million every year thereafter which is a huge ask but in our view achievable.  Communities in Cork have sustained our land based Rapid Response doctors, now we’re calling on the people of Limerick and  the rest of Munster to support an Air Ambulance. Just €2 per person per year in our Province will do it!”, he said. The air ambulance will travel to every town in Munster over the next six months in a bid to raise much needed funds. People are being encouraged to log on to www.communityairambulance.ie to pledge or host community fundraising events to get lift-off.By texting the word “FLIGHT” to 50300 people can easily pledge €4 to the cause.center_img Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSCork AirportfeaturedhelicopterIrish Air CorpsIrish community air ambulanceJohn KearneylimerickNational Ambulance Service Print No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement Email WhatsApplast_img read more


first_img Related Articles  Print This Post April 16, 2020 1,493 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News Subscribe Share Save Coronavirus COVID-19 Income 2020-04-16 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 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 DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Krista F. Brock Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Homeowners Are Running Out of Savings Previous: Former Freddie Mac CEO Proposes Non-Bank Servicer Assistance Next: LERETA Provides Daily Agency Updates of COVID-19 Effects on Industry Home / Daily Dose / Homeowners Are Running Out of Savings Tagged with: Coronavirus COVID-19 Income While Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, the economic impacts of the pandemic and measures to decelerate it have been widespread and immediate. Americans are already feeling the financial burden, and the housing market is far from immune.The first state-mandated limits on social gatherings went into effect in mid-March, and many states have enacted various forms of stay-at-home and shelter-in-place mandates since.Unemployment skyrocketed to 4.4% over the month of March, and 45% of Americans who were employed prior to the pandemic are now either unemployed or are working fewer hours, according to a survey conducted by Clever Real Estate, a free online service connecting consumers with real estate agents.Half of Americans say any savings they had will be depleted by the end of this month, according to Clever Real Estate. The survey was conducted March 31, meaning just two weeks after the very first state mandates went into place, Americans were already seeing their savings depleted.About 30% of homeowners reported having less than $1,000 in emergency savings before the pandemic, and 22% say they don’t have enough in savings to cover even one month of their mortgage payment. As a result, 27% say they are concerned about defaulting on their mortgage loan.However, things are even grimmer among renters. Half of renters said they have already run out of savings or they never had any to begin with, and 25% lost their income due to COVID-19.About 46% of renters said they had less than $500 in emergency savings prior to the pandemic, and 45% say they don’t have enough savings to cover just one month of rent.The federal stimulus plan, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will help hold over some struggling Americans. Many will receive stimulus funds, and people with mortgages backed by the federal government are eligible for forbearance on their monthly payments. Of course, people with mortgages that are not backed by the government are not covered by the act, but some lenders may offer their own forbearance plans.So far, 16% of homeowners have worked out forbearance or lower monthly payments with their lenders. However, another 12% are behind on payments but without any approved forbearance from their lender.The CARES Act also protects renters from evictions and payment penalties for 60 days, but this only applies to properties that are federally financed. Some local governments may have their own mandates that apply to all renters, not just those living in federally-financed properties.With immediate financial implications for many Americans and an uncertain road ahead for the overall economy, the housing market too is already feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.The pandemic has impacted 85% of homeowners who had previous plans to sell their homes. Close to one-fourth have taken their homes off the market, and slightly more than one-fourth are dropping their listing price. Another 31% of homeowners who had plans to sell but had not yet listed their homes say they are holding off on listing their home for now.Homebuyers are also changing plans amid the current conditions. Close to half of prospective buyers say they are delaying their home search, while 7% say they have stopped shopping altogether.However, 28% say they are continuing their home search but will look for a lower price than originally planned.“Considering 27% of sellers said they’ve already dropped the listing price of their home, buyers willing to continue searching for homes might be able to get more for their money,” said Francesca Ortegren, data scientist for Clever Real Estate.While not all Americans support widespread stay-at-home orders, 96% support social distancing, and 73% say slowing the spread of the coronavirus should be a higher priority than the economy right now.Three-quarters of Americans believe the full effects of the pandemic will be worse than the Great Recession of 2008. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more


first_imgVisitors become fellow adventurers and familiar neighbors in Waynesboro, VA, where sharing the remarkable surroundings and good-natured local spirit has come naturally for centuries. Located at the gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail, Waynesboro has a long tradition of warm welcomes and rich cultural amenities to offer travelers. Designated an Appalachian Trail Community, and with the South River running right through its town center, Waynesboro’s convenient location is just the beginning of its enduring charm. From its Civil War history to its incredible fly fishing opportunities, visitors will find plenty to do.Where Outdoor Opportunities Abound1. Paddle the Waynesboro Water Trail, a gentle four-mile stretch of the South River that winds right through downtown.Riverfest, Saturday Apri. 30, 2015. (Photo by Norm Shafer).2. Hike the Appalachian Trail at the easy-to-access Rockfish Gap, just four miles from Waynesboro.3. Ascend Humpback Rocks, one of the area’s most popular hikes, and earn a payoff view of the Shenandoah Valley.4. Stroll the Greenway, a flat, paved path for walkers and cyclists along the South River and just a stone’s throw from downtown.5. Fly fish the South River for trophy-sized trout and find out why it attracts anglers from all over the country.Fly fishing festival, in Waynesboro, Va. Saturday Apri. 23, 2015. (Photo by Norm Shafer).Where Arts Thrive 1. Catch a show at the Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro’s historic vaudeville-era theater that is now a state-of-the-art performance venue. The Wayne captures national acts like Robin and Linda Williams, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Wilson Fairchild, and even America’s Got Talent performers. Waynesboro Fall Foliage Art show and festival, Sunday Oct. 9, 2016. (Photo by Norm Shafer).2. Experience crowd-pleasing festivals, such as the Fall Foliage Art Show, drawing hundreds of diverse artists, or the Virginia Chili, Blues n’ Brews Festival, highlighting the region’s best chili and blues music.3. Kick back on a picnic blanket at one of the many outdoor concerts performed throughout the summer.4. Tour the impressive art galleries of Shenandoah Valley Art Center and the P. Buckley Moss Gallery, both showcasing local talent.Where Craft Breweries Flourish1. Basic City Beer Co occupies part of Waynesboro’s old brass foundry and serves up cold draft beer and live music. Grab a bite at an onsite food truck and kick back in the outdoor dining or hammock area.2. Seven Arrows Brewing takes its inspiration from a Native American blessing. Its crafted beers pair perfectly with the menu of Nobos, a newly opened restaurant right in the brewery. 3. Stable Craft Brewing is housed on a working horse farm. Visitors can pet the horses, inspect the homegrown hops, or relax on the patio with any of the delicious brews and food made in-house.4. Discover 10 more nearby breweries on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.The natural beauty of the Blue Ridge melds with the art and culture of a thriving community. You’ve found your perfect destination: Waynesboro, Where Good Nature Comes Naturally!last_img read more


first_imgShoppers Tiarna Cowell and Kate Boardman were among those who added to sales in Brisbane over the holidays. The latest cost of living survey took into account what paying customers were charged, not what recommended retail prices were. Picture: Jono SearleBRISBANE is one of the fastest-rising cities in global cost of living rankings, moving up 18 spots in the past 12 months.The Worldwide Cost of Living 2017 survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Brisbane in 31st spot among major cities across the globe – the fifth highest jump in rankings in the world.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe biannual survey compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services – including home rents, transport, utility bills, private school fees, food, drink and clothing – as a way to help managers decide how much to pay expatriates and business travellers.The biggest movers up the ranking in the last 12 months were two Brazilian cities – Sao Paulo (up 29 spots to 78) and Rio de Janeiro (up 27 spots to 86), followed by the New Zealand capital Wellington (up 26 spots to 16) and Auckland (up 22 spots to 16th position).Attempts to get clarification about Brisbane’s ranking from The Economist were unsuccessful but according to the survey report, commodity shocks continued to affect pricing in the survey.“The impact of fluctuating oil and commodity prices continues to be reflected in the cost of living,” it said.“Oil prices bottomed-out in 2016 and the pace of decline in commodity prices slowed. This has continued to constrain prices in many mature markets, keeping inflation levels low. However, inflation has risen more rapidly in developing markets, especially those that experienced currency declines in 2015. In some cases local inflation has been augmented by currency gains as currencies that saw significant weakness in 2015 clawed back ground in 2016. This is especially true in commodity-reliant countries, given that oil and commodity prices are on the rise again, albeit at much lower levels than in 2013-14.”last_img read more