Home repossessions to increase next year Limerick senator told

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR COURT proceedings by mortgage providers PTSB to repossess family homes will increase next year, Limerick Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell has been informed.At Tuesday’s hearing of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, Senator O’Donnell questioned PTSB asset management director Shane O’Sullivan on the number of repossession cases the company has before the courts and how likely that number is to increase.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr O’Sullivan said that legal proceedings are only initiated when there is no engagement by a customer and, in most cases, €8,000 legal costs will be added to the borrower’s account.“Do you find that to be fair or reasonable?, Senator O’Donnell questioned.“It is the industry practice”, Mr O’Sullivan responded.He said that up to 50 per cent of distressed customers were not engaging with the bank and 40 per cent only engaged with them after they were brought to court.“We are looking to retain our customers and get the best solution for them but we do foresee the number of repossession cases increasing,” he told Senator O’Donnell.Mr O’Sullivan confirmed that the bank had thousands of demand letters out to customers as well as a similar amount of legal letters “currently live” with distressed customers.Earlier, PTSB chief executive John Masding said that they currently had 441 repossessed homes for sale on its asset books.PTSB is to provide figures on its legal costs after committee chairman John McGuinness said that he was “shocked by the arrogance of a bank who would try to beat the customers they wronged in the higher courts”. Linkedin Previous articleLimerick’s Georgian Society rings out Christmas FestivitiesNext articleSend abroad a hamper of favourite foodstuffs Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Print WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKieran O’DonnelllimerickPTSB Twitter NewsHome repossessions to increase next year Limerick senator toldBy Staff Reporter – November 29, 2016 671 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Colombian National Army Supports Nationwide Immunization Campaign

first_img The Armed Forces contribute to social initiatives Helping to provide health care and social services to remote areas of the country helps the Armed Forces strengthen ties with the civilian population. In February, the Hospital Militar Regional de Occidente joined the launch of the first national vaccination campaign of 2015, “Let’s Promote Vaccination,” in collaboration with the mayor’s office in Santiago de Cali, the municipal Public Health Department, and the “Batalla de Pichincha” 8th Infantry Battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade. Medical personnel also dispensed free medications to those who needed them. They also provided information about government campaigns against domestic violence and family planning, according to the press office of the Apolo Task Force. By Dialogo March 12, 2015 An ongoing effort by the Armed Forces Safeguarding the well-being of the nation’s most vulnerable residents is part of the Army’s mission to provide security for the country. The Army has dedicated itself to helping provide health care and social services to residents in need for years. The Colombian National Army is playing a key role in the country’s nationwide vaccination campaign, helping to bring health care and social services to impoverished and remote regions, including in conflict zones. Safeguarding the well-being of the nation’s most vulnerable residents is part of the Army’s mission to provide security for the country. The Army has dedicated itself to helping provide health care and social services to residents in need for years. The Colombian Health Ministry expects to immunize close to 128,000 children in this year’s initial campaign. In recent years, the Health Ministry has invested more than 500,000 pesos (approximately $190,000) to guarantee the inclusion of new vaccines and to offer the population 18 free vaccines that protect against 24 illnesses. “This type of event seeks to generate an environment of trust towards the State and its representatives in the community,” the 8th Division statement said. It “was once again bringing prosperity to the most disadvantaged residents of Vichada, and extending a helping hand to those who have waited for years for the region’s development.” Such activities are part of the Army’s mission to assist the civilian population. For example, in early March, the Army helped provide health care and dental services to about 2,500 people — including 100 families in extreme poverty — during a two-day program provided by the Apolo Task Force, the Mayor’s Office, the 28th Mobile Brigade, and the Office of Territorial Consolidation in the municipality of Florida, in the Department of Valle del Cauca. “To many Colombians, going to the doctor or the dentist is a routine activity done when necessary, but to the majority who lives in remote areas, it is a wish hard to fulfill,” according to a statement from the 8th Division press office. “This type of event seeks to generate an environment of trust towards the State and its representatives in the community,” the 8th Division statement said. It “was once again bringing prosperity to the most disadvantaged residents of Vichada, and extending a helping hand to those who have waited for years for the region’s development.” An example of this occurred recently in Nueva Antioquia, a remote area in the Department of Vichada, where the “Coronel Arturo Herrera Castaño” 28th Engineer Battalion, 28th Jungle Brigade, 8th Division, coordinated with the government of Vichada, local officials, the National Police, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, and other entities to provide health care and social services. An example of this occurred recently in Nueva Antioquia, a remote area in the Department of Vichada, where the “Coronel Arturo Herrera Castaño” 28th Engineer Battalion, 28th Jungle Brigade, 8th Division, coordinated with the government of Vichada, local officials, the National Police, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, and other entities to provide health care and social services. The Armed Forces contribute to social initiatives The Colombian Health Ministry expects to immunize close to 128,000 children in this year’s initial campaign. In recent years, the Health Ministry has invested more than 500,000 pesos (approximately $190,000) to guarantee the inclusion of new vaccines and to offer the population 18 free vaccines that protect against 24 illnesses. The Armed Forces is committed to assisting the Expanded Immunizations Program (PAI, for its Spanish acronym) reach the communities and populations which are in most need of health care. Such activities are part of the Army’s mission to assist the civilian population. For example, in early March, the Army helped provide health care and dental services to about 2,500 people — including 100 families in extreme poverty — during a two-day program provided by the Apolo Task Force, the Mayor’s Office, the 28th Mobile Brigade, and the Office of Territorial Consolidation in the municipality of Florida, in the Department of Valle del Cauca. “The Armed Forces’ health system works every year to guarantee the implementation of strategies that lead to the fulfillment of the international commitments to reach 95 percent or higher of immunization coverage of each of the vaccines of the PAI,” the Army said in a statement. For example, in December, Lieutenant Colonel Lizette Gonzalez Gallego collaborated with the Health and Social Protection Ministry to lead the fourth regional vaccination campaign in the medical center of the “José María Córdova” 5th Infantry Battalion in the city of Santa Marta, Magdalena Department. The goal of the initiative was to vaccinate most of the city’s children up to the age of 5. Providing public health services is one of the ways the Armed Forces are providing assistance to the civilian population, including people who live in conflict zones, according to Elvira Cuadra, executive director of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP) in Nicaragua. “Not being vaccinated is a risk factor for public health and exposes us to disease outbreaks that have already been eradicated in our country, such as measles,” Dr. Diego Alejandro García Londoño, coordinator of the National Immunization Program, said at the launch of the campaign. “That’s why we invite everyone to begin 2015 by getting our children vaccinated, as we also try to capture those who couldn’t do so in 2014.” Helping to provide health care and social services to remote areas of the country helps the Armed Forces strengthen ties with the civilian population. Lieutenant Colonel Clara Inés Moreno Cometa, the hospital’s scientific deputy director; Dr. Liliana Alarcón Luna, local health director and PAI coordinator in Cali; and Dr. Harold Alberto Suárez Calle, municipal Public Health Secretary, joined forces during the day to work with the community. In February, the Hospital Militar Regional de Occidente joined the launch of the first national vaccination campaign of 2015, “Let’s Promote Vaccination,” in collaboration with the mayor’s office in Santiago de Cali, the municipal Public Health Department, and the “Batalla de Pichincha” 8th Infantry Battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade. The Colombian National Army is playing a key role in the country’s nationwide vaccination campaign, helping to bring health care and social services to impoverished and remote regions, including in conflict zones. An ongoing effort by the Armed Forces In addition to providing vaccines, the Military medical personnel conducted prevention efforts by providing educational discussions and setting up games for children and youths. With these social initiatives, the Army seeks to reach vulnerable residents, including those who live on the periphery of civil society. “Not being vaccinated is a risk factor for public health and exposes us to disease outbreaks that have already been eradicated in our country, such as measles,” Dr. Diego Alejandro García Londoño, coordinator of the National Immunization Program, said at the launch of the campaign. “That’s why we invite everyone to begin 2015 by getting our children vaccinated, as we also try to capture those who couldn’t do so in 2014.” Medical personnel also dispensed free medications to those who needed them. They also provided information about government campaigns against domestic violence and family planning, according to the press office of the Apolo Task Force. In addition to providing vaccines, the Military medical personnel conducted prevention efforts by providing educational discussions and setting up games for children and youths. For example, in December, Lieutenant Colonel Lizette Gonzalez Gallego collaborated with the Health and Social Protection Ministry to lead the fourth regional vaccination campaign in the medical center of the “José María Córdova” 5th Infantry Battalion in the city of Santa Marta, Magdalena Department. The goal of the initiative was to vaccinate most of the city’s children up to the age of 5. How I would like the Venezuelan Armed Forces to enter into these actions imitating Brazil and Colombia, and not getting ready to fight a supposed war against the U.S.A. Colombia isn’t the only one to suffer from the scourge of terrorism, but this is because of so much corruption that exists and remains in government entities. Providing public health services is one of the ways the Armed Forces are providing assistance to the civilian population, including people who live in conflict zones, according to Elvira Cuadra, executive director of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP) in Nicaragua. “To many Colombians, going to the doctor or the dentist is a routine activity done when necessary, but to the majority who lives in remote areas, it is a wish hard to fulfill,” according to a statement from the 8th Division press office. With these social initiatives, the Army seeks to reach vulnerable residents, including those who live on the periphery of civil society. Lieutenant Colonel Clara Inés Moreno Cometa, the hospital’s scientific deputy director; Dr. Liliana Alarcón Luna, local health director and PAI coordinator in Cali; and Dr. Harold Alberto Suárez Calle, municipal Public Health Secretary, joined forces during the day to work with the community. The Armed Forces is committed to assisting the Expanded Immunizations Program (PAI, for its Spanish acronym) reach the communities and populations which are in most need of health care. “The Armed Forces’ health system works every year to guarantee the implementation of strategies that lead to the fulfillment of the international commitments to reach 95 percent or higher of immunization coverage of each of the vaccines of the PAI,” the Army said in a statement. last_img read more

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Lady Trojans Successful Weekend At Southport

first_imgEC Volleyball traveled to Southport for their annual invitational. JV finished 2nd, losing only to Southport in the championship. Varsity finished 3rd.  EC vs. Indianapolis Scecina.  Lost in 2. We started very slow in both sets, but gave them a run for their money at the end. I believe we are the better team, but we didn’t prove it on the court until it was too late. Scecina was very disciplined and I think that frustrated us. These girls showed a lot of heart int he second set being down more than 10 at one point. They refused to quit and ended up tying the game at 20 before giving up the final 5 point run to end the match.    EC vs Scecina at Southport 8-24-19EC vs. Indianapolis Lutheran. Won in 2. We came out strong in the first set, attacking from every avenue to start the match. We pushed from the service line and offensively. In the second set, we let them stay in the game and go point for point too much, but they held strong and finished it in two.    EC vs Lutheran at Southport 8-24-19EC vs. Tri-West. Won in 3. This was probably the best game of the day for us and definitely the strongest competition. We were fired up and our defense came up big in all three sets. The girls finally bought into what the coaching staff has been saying and it showed on the scoreboard. We played our best volleyball of the season in this match and only look to build from here.    EC vs Tri-West at Southport 8-24-19 (1)Varsity is now 3-2 on the season.    Next up: Rushville in our home opener on Tuesday. Freshmen start at 5:30, JV and varsity will follow.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.   ECVB JV finished 2nd in the Southport tournament losing to the home team, Southport.  EC vs. Indianapolis Scecina. ECVB JV started their morning off with a victory against Scecina. Even though we suffered behind the serving line, and gave one too many free points, the girls gathered themselves and finished strong. After the first set finished the jitters left and the girls played with more confidence and togetherness.  With one win in, we continue on to play Indianapolis Lutheran next in the Southport Invite.    EC vs. Indianapolis Lutheran.Against Indianapolis Lutheran ECVB JV pulled out a tight 3 set victory. Lutheran was a very well matched competitor for they fought back throughout the entire match. With the lack of communication we dropped the second set but came back and went on a run in the third set. The girls were able to come together and figure out how to win in a pressure situation. EC vs. Southport.    ECVB JV lost to the host team in two sets with the scores of 20-25 and 18-25. With the lack of communication and effort we laid down to Southport in two sets. Southport was a very disciplined team and it was very noticeable in the defensive aspect of their game. The girls continued to attack and push back but could not quite pull through. A loss can teach you a lot more than a win can and it is those lessons we will take and grow with.      ECVB JV is now 4-1 on the season.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Josefa Andres.last_img read more

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