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Estuary has potential to be built on

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsEstuary has potential to be built onBy admin – December 5, 2011 517 Twitter Linkedincenter_img Previous articleJudge not impressed with Presley’s Jailhouse RockNext articleTrial for woman on buried drugs charges admin Email Print THE Shannon Estuary and the surrounding lands have “mighty potential to bring investment” to the region, if plans to develop it are carried out sufficiently,” according to county councillor, John Sheehan. Limerick County Council director, Tom Enright believes that a framework plan for the estuary will help identify what is lacking in infrastructure for the future of the region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was commenting following a presentation given to members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Consultant, Dr. Alan Barr, told the meeting that the process of the development, led by Clare County Council, was to collect data, to listen to input from the relevant authorities and to come to a consensus on what was to be done.“Shannon Estuary is a natural deep water harbour and a special preservation area of the bottle-nosed dolphin.“We have a 30- year vision for its development and by June 2012, we hope to have a draft including environmental assessments – how ambitious you want the plan to be is up to yourselves”.Dr Barr said that the Foynes Port and Shannon Airport were key to the plan as was the development of tourism.“It’s important to rezone the land and balance the ecosystems of the area. – a masterplan could serve good purpose”.Cllr John Sheahan FG, said the estuary region was “very disjointed in economic and industrial development.“However, it has mighty potential to bring in investment”.He said that plans had been presented in the the past.  “Take for example the land bank in Tarbert – there have been a lot of false dawns there but .we should develop what we already have to the max before looking at greenfield sites along the Shannon Estuary”.last_img read more

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Tackling Foreclosure Challenges in Motor City

first_imgSubscribe  Print This Post Tackling Foreclosure Challenges in Motor City in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Tagged with: Auction Detroit Foreclosure New Jersey Previous: Minimizing Disaster Impact on Defaults When Tornadoes Strike Next: The Digital Mortgage Revolution: Servicing Challenges to Implementation Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago According to a recent study from Quicken Loans, property tax foreclosures in Detroit are at a 14-year low. In 2018, 2,920 properties faced property tax foreclosure auction, down from 6,052 in 2017, and far below the peak of 15,000 in 2015.According to the Quicken Loans, the efforts of the Quicken Loans Community Fund and its Neighbor to Neighbor partners led to 4,136 occupied homes being pulled from the Wayne County tax foreclosure auction.“Tens of thousands of Detroit residents have been displaced by property tax foreclosure, and on top of the human impact, many of these homes fall into disrepair and become blighted, perpetuating a harmful cycle that destroys vibrant communities,” said Laura Grannemann, VP of Strategic Investments for the Quicken Loans Community Fund. “By working with community partners, we are stabilizing housing in Detroit, preventing future blight and helping homeowners and occupants find sustainable, long-term solutions for their property tax burdens.” May 3, 2019 2,032 Views Auction Detroit Foreclosure New Jersey 2019-05-03 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Quicken Loans states that, as of last year, 21% of homeowners were unaware their property was behind on property taxes, and another 61% of renters in tax-delinquent properties were unaware of the home’s tax status.“As Detroit comes back, we need to do everything we can to make sure those who stayed in our city through good times and bad are able to stay in their homes,” Mayor Mike Duggan said. “We are seeing real progress in tax foreclosure reductions that impact all of our neighborhoods, and through programs like Neighbor to Neighbor, we will continue this important work in close partnership with the community.”“Today, through the work of our community partners and the many canvassers going door to door, we have helped 300 residents not only prevent foreclosure, but move from renting to becoming homeowners, who now hold equity in their neighborhood,” Duggan continued. “As Detroit comes back, we need to do everything in our power to retain residents and keep them in their homes.”Although outreach programs have helped improve Detroit’s tax foreclosure issues, the city still faces other foreclosure-related challenges. According to GOBankingRates and data from Zillow, 34.4% of homes are currently underwater, and the median home value at the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro-area level is $161,300, far below the national median of $226,300. GOBankingRates puts Detroit second on its list of U.S. cities most likely to enter a housing crisis. 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 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Tackling Foreclosure Challenges in Motor Citylast_img read more

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Funeral of Jack Charlton takes place today

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – July 21, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous article‘Stigma’ preventing people getting tested for Covid-19Next articleIs feasibility study of Donegal rail network on track? News Highland Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNews Facebookcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp Funeral of Jack Charlton takes place today The funeral of former Republic of Ireland soccer manager Jack Charlton will take place later this morning in north-east England. He died aged 85 last weekend after a battle with lymphoma and dementia.Here at home, football fans will gather at the Walkinstown Roundabout in Dublin to celebrate Charlton’s life — thirty years after traffic was brought to a standstill when he took Ireland into the quarter-finals of Italia ’90.last_img read more

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haart says social media tool helped it win bid to sell huge development

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » haart says social media tool helped it win bid to sell huge development previous nextLand & New Homeshaart says social media tool helped it win bid to sell huge developmentEstate agency chain’s operation in Derby will handle sales for 800 units at redeveloped historic site and open a new branch to cope with demand.Sheila Manchester31st October 20190964 Views The Derby branch of estate agency haart has won a competitive bidding process to handle the sales for local high-profile 800-unit historic development Nightingale Quarter, to be constructed on the site of the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.Developers Wavensmere Homes are developing the Derby city centre site, named after the nurse Florence Nightingale, who was an adviser on the redesign and management of the hospital in the 1860s.To service the new development, Haart has opened a new office and trebled the size of its previous office in St Janes’ Street and is already handling enquiries for the first apartments and houses, which will soon be released for sale.Claire Drewett (above, right), Divisional Sales Director for haart Land and New Homes, says: “We’re thrilled to have been chosen to market this development. It’s a huge site and we’re proud to be involved.Social tech“Developers are recognising the importance of our local knowledge backed up by our FLINK marketing technology – exclusive to us in the UK. This uses social media to find buyers that don’t even know they are looking, resulting in a quicker sale and a better price.”Haart branch partner Aaron Ottewell says: “The market here is strong, both within the city and surrounding villages, and our expert teams are backed by state-of-the-art marketing, including our unique FLINK technology, that helps buyers find the home of their dreams.”Wavensmere’s directors were impressed by haart’s knowledge and professionalism during a highly competitive interview process. Homes Sales Director Donna Smith (above, left) said, “Once we met with haart we knew they were the right agents for The Nightingale Quarter that is already proving incredibly popular. Bringing in such an experienced agency was very important to us. We anticipate buyers from all over the country to be attracted to this flagship development.”   Wavensmere Homes Derby haart new homes October 31, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Royal Australian Navy to Exercise Freedom of Entry into City of Melbourne

first_img View post tag: Entry Royal Australian Navy to Exercise Freedom of Entry into City of Melbourne Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: City Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Australian Navy to Exercise Freedom of Entry into City of Melbourne View post tag: Melbourne View post tag: into View post tag: Exercise The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will exercise its right to enter the City of Melbourne as an armed unit, to mark the centenary of the RAN and the 90th anniversary of HMAS Cerberus.A short march from St Kilda Road (outside the Victorian Arts Centre) to the Melbourne Town Hall will include a historical challenge by the Victoria Police and a march-past where the procession shall salute the Lord Mayor and the Chief of Navy.The RAN contingent, in excess of 1,300 Royal Australian Navy personnel, will participate in the parade, with the majority currently serving at HMAS Cerberus located on the Mornington Peninsula.The parade, led by the Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore, AM CSC RAN, will be in full ceremonial uniform with swords drawn, band playing, and the Queens Colours flying.The Parade will also mark the important contribution that Melbourne and the State of Victoria continue to provide to the Royal Australian Navy.[mappress]Source: navy, September 16, 2011; View post tag: Freedom View post tag: Royal View post tag: of View post tag: to September 16, 2011 View post tag: Australian View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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WEEKEND “READERS FORUM”

first_imgWHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?“IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday.Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that Dr. Sue Ellsperman can turn IVY TECH into a positive and progressive Institution of Higher learning?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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WILLIAMS, HOWARD FRANKLIN

first_imgFuneral services took place June 9 for Howard Franklin Williams, 74. He passed away May 25. The son of the late Otto Williams and Juanita Williams, he was born in Jersey City. His formal education was in the Jersey City public school system in Jersey City. Soon afterwards Howard joined the United States Armed Forces from August 1964 to May 1967. Howard served as a welder while in the Army. After his military service Howard returned home to care for his mother Juanita until her death. The United States Postal Service employed Howard for many years, until he retired. After his retirement, Howard could not stay home idle. So he delivered medication to home bound people on a part time engagement. Howard was known around his neighborhood and community. He enjoyed going camping, watching movies, hunting, and eating candy. He was a God Father, generous, compassionate, and helped those in need. He is survived by his three sisters Jeanette Cuthbert, Wille Mae Washington, and Brenda Williams, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Williams, he was predeceased by his brother David Williams Sr.Services arranged by the Family Funeral Home, Newark.last_img read more

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BB’s rolls out Irish franchises

first_imgIreland’s largest shopping centre café operator, BB’s Coffee & Muffins, is to offer franchises of its brand in Ireland. The company said the move reflected the enormous potential in the Irish market, with the number of cafés forecast to grow by 20-25% in the next two years (source: Allegra, Project Café Europe). There are already 224 different branded outlets in Ireland and BB’s expects the coffee shop format to become popular in smaller towns and provincial areas.“BB’s offers a sound business opportunity for the budding entrepreneur,” said David O’Connor, general manager of BB’s in Ireland. “BB’s has a great track record as a successful brand franchise, 90% of our outlets in the UK are franchised. We can provide the support and expertise to help our franchisees establish a profitable business.”He said BB’s is looking for serious business people with at least £60,000 of liquid capital to invest. Currently, most of the cafés are within shopping centres and bring a good level of customer footfall, but it will consider any locations with high traffic.Apart from coffee and muffins, BB’s also sells baguettes, ice cream, pastries and savouries.last_img read more

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Savoury favour

first_imgAs summer is almost upon us – or at least as much of a summer as Britain normally gets – most of us like to have a barbecue in the garden when the opportunity strikes, and salad is nowhere to be seen in shops by Sunday afternoon. But does this hot weather affect the sales of hot savoury food? Do consumers, who are out shopping in a busy high street on a hot summer’s day, choose to grab a pasty-on-the-go, or a sandwich?”Summer is an interesting challenge. Pork pies and sausage rolls for salads, as well as bread rolls for homemade sandwiches and barbecue parties, usually increase with the rise in temperature,” says David Smart, production director at Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery. He feels the variation in hot savoury sales depends on the summer weather. “Last year it was a very wet summer and we didn’t notice any drop in sales. We are waiting to see what will happen this year.”Usually in the summer, hot pies and sausage rolls face a bit of a dip – although any shortfall is usually compensated by the sale of pork pies and cold sausage rolls – while sandwich sales go through the roof. We are pushing those at the moment.”While the summer is typically a slump period for hot savouries, more generally, TNS data from previous years revealed that the hot savoury market had suffered an overall slump in sales. For example, the figures from December 2005 to December 2006 showed an overall decrease in sales of 5.4%. One of the main suggestions for this decline is thought to be the nation’s emphasis on healthier eating, an issue which has been the focus of many a TV programme over the last few years, such as ’You Are What You Eat’.TNS’ latest figures for savoury pastries on-the-go, show there has been an overall increase in the market by 3.36% (52 w/e 20 April 2008). However, a number of hot savouries have experienced a fall in sales since April 2007 – for example, Cornish pasties have fallen by 6% and quiche by 20.3%.But Greenhalgh’s is finding success with products such as quiches and has just launched a new range using a Scotch pie shell. Whether Greenhalgh’s production of hot savouries will vary over the summer is difficult to predict. “Production really does vary, maybe 5% less but it’s really hard to say,” says Smart.Official figures show sausage rolls have increased in sales by 2%, whereas another cold picnic favourite, pork pies, have dropped by 19.1%, and pork pie bars by 43.8%. This just shows that not all cold savoury pastry products are as popular as they were. Also on the decrease are savoury bakes, sales of which have dropped 52.2%. In contrast, however, sales of savoury slices have risen by 7.1%. It seems consumers may merely be changing their eating habits when it comes to hot savouries, rather than stopping buying them.Figures also show that the ’other pies’ category has increased by 9.1%, and the ’other pasties’ category by a huge 127%. This could be due to the increased number of pasty and pie shops, selling products made from a much wider range of ingredients than a standard meat pie.There are also many more products that would fall into this ’other’ category such as gluten-free pasties and vegan or vegetarian options. It seems that, in the land of 21st century pasty shops, there is a filling for everyone. Pasty fillings on supplier Proper Cornish’s menu, for example, include Cauliflower Cheese, Chicken Balti, Pork & Apple and Mexican Beef. Based in Bodmin, north Cornwall, Proper Cornish don’t tend to have a problem with a lack of pie and pasty eaters as the region is bombarded with tourists out and about on holiday, hungry for a tasty snack to eat on-the-go. “We have an enormous influx of tourists in the summer, due to the sheer volume of people coming to the south west, says Mark Muncey, Proper Cornish’s marketing manager. “Providing food-on-the-go has helped to increase sales.”The company does not promote its hot savoury products any less over the summer, but thought is given to the kinds of ingredients used in them. For example it tries to move away from the slightly heavier fillings, using different ingredients for different seasons – for example chicken and asparagus in summer. “Of course, in really extreme hot weather there is a dip, but only when it’s really hot. The important thing is the menu mix and the occasion,” explains Muncey.Outlets that cater specifically for people on the move, for example SSP’s retail chain The Pasty Shop, do almost as well in the summer as the winter months. Alan Kirkup, deputy marketing director for food travel operator SSP, explains that it depends on the brand. “We tend to use more lighter fillings in the summer, such as more vegetarian and chicken fillings, and fewer of the heavier fillings such as beef, but the main thing is to put in the things that people like,” says Kirkup. He explains that products such as bacon and cheese croissants will always sell well, because they are predominantly viewed as a breakfast food, whether it’s summer or winter.It seems the smaller pasty outfits aren’t fazed either. Ian Baldry started up I’s Pies in Brighton in 2005, opening a shop in Gardner Street, and has since opened a second shop in Queens Road. Going by sales of his hot savouries over the last couple of years, Baldry is also optimistic that sales will not falter over the summer months, explaining he only notices a drop in sales “when it’s really hot”.In terms of capturing a wide market, I’s Pies is open until later than most bakeries: for example, the Queens Road shop opens until 8pm on weekdays and midnight on Friday and Saturday. This means the shop can capitalise on people wanting an evening snack. It also offers a ’happy hour’ two-for-one promotion in the evening to draw in the punters.It seems most producers of hot savouries are undaunted by a hot summer. The key to success appears to be offering a varied menu and to having the ability to diversify. The pasty, it seems, is as popular as ever and, with Britain’s notoriously bad summers, the industry probably has little to fear.last_img read more