A fifth of all eligible Limerick businesses yet to apply for…

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick Ladies football squad announced as fixtures confirmed for All-Ireland seriesNext articleFilm in Limerick welcomes extension of Regional Film Uplift for Mid-West in budget Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsA fifth of all eligible Limerick businesses yet to apply for Business Restart Grant Plus schemeBy Staff Reporter – October 14, 2020 229 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Printcenter_img Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash AROUND 80 per cent of businesses in Limerick who are eligible for the Business Grant Plus scheme have applied for funding from Limerick City and County Council.  To date Limerick City and County Council has received 4,211 applications with a value of €19.5 million, while 3,856 applications have been processed with €17.8 million having been paid to businesses in Limerick.  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, that still leaves around 20 per cent of eligible businesses who have yet to apply for the scheme. Closing date for applications is 31 October 2020. The Business Restart Grant Plus scheme amounts to direct grant aid of between a minimum of €4,000 to €25,000, based on commercial rates bill from 2019. It is open to businesses that have a turnover of less than €100,000 per employee up to a maximum of €25million. The grant, administered by Limerick City and County Council is to help businesses with the costs associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Other qualifying criteria include:·         Be a commercial, trading, entity ·         Operate from a premises that is commercially rateable by a local authority ·         Have 0 – 250 employees ·         Have suffered a 25%+ loss in turnover between 1 April and 30 June 2020. ·         Commit to remain open or to reopen if closed ·         Intend to retain employees that are on The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) If a business has already been paid a grant under the initial Restart Grant Scheme, they do not need to complete a new application for the Restart Plus. The Council will contact you to confirm if you wish to opt-in to the Restart Grant Plus scheme. The Council will liaise with businesses directly, in the event that any additional information is required to complete your application under the Restart Grant Plus scheme. A further 30% top up is available for businesses as part of the introduction of Covid Level 3 restrictions. The Council will again contact businesses to confirm if they are eligible/ wish to opt-in to the Restart Grant Plus 30% scheme. Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “As a small business owner I understand the worry and confusion brought about by Covid-19. Some futures are uncertain and it is difficult to live with the ‘not knowing’.” “The Business ReStart Grant Plus will, in some way, help allay some of the costs associated and incurred when re-opening or keeping a business operational as well as re-connecting with employees and customers.” Sean Coughlan, Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Finance with Limerick City and County Council said: “Business Restart Grant Plus is one of a suite of measures being offered by Limerick City and County Council and Local Enterprise Office Limerick. I would encourage all businesses eligible to apply.” “Our records suggest there is still around 20 per cent of eligible businesses that have yet to apply for the grant. Log on to limerick.ie/business and fill out the application form. The form is not complicated and only takes a few minutes.” For more information on the Restart Grant Plus click here.To apply for the ReStart Grant Plus Scheme, click here. For information about other schemes to support businesses, check out limerick.ie/business.  Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post last_img read more

Case-Shiller Index: Home Prices Increase in Q4 2013

first_img May 13, 2014 674 Views  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Case-Shiller CoreLogic Home Prices Housing Starts Housing Supply 2014-05-13 Tory Barringer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Case-Shiller CoreLogic Home Prices Housing Starts Housing Supply Previous: FHA Program Aims to Expand Credit; Lower Risk Next: FHFA Announces Future Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac With 2014 nearing its halfway point, a broad spectrum look at more than 380 markets nationwide confirms home prices jumped 11.3 percent in 2013’s final quarter compared to the year prior.CoreLogic released Tuesday its own quarterly Case-Shiller Indexes, assembled using the company’s proprietary data supplemented with statistics from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The analysis differs from the monthly S&P/Dow Jones Case Shiller Indices in that it covers a wider range of markets over a different time frame.While price percentages nationwide were up by double-digits in Q4, seven cities managed to shoot up into the 20 percent range year-over-year, with Las Vegas leading at 25.6 percent growth. The remaining six cities were all in California: Riverside (+23.8 percent), Oakland (+23.3 percent), Sacramento (+23.0 percent), Los Angeles (+20.3 percent), San Jose (+20.1 percent), and San Francisco (+20.0 percent).The sharp increase comes as no surprise for the region, which has suffered from low inventory levels throughout the recovery.“Limited construction of new homes and low inventories of existing homes for sale contributed to the jump in prices,” said Dr. David Stiff, principal economist for CoreLogic Case-Shiller. “Developers remain cautious about building too many new houses until they see stronger demand in their markets.”Additionally, prices climbed up to new peaks in a number of metros, including Houston, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, and Pittsburgh.“These cities have never achieved price levels quite this high, not even in the record year of 2006,” Stiff said.Even with so many markets remaining hot, CoreLogic is among those industry analysts calling for a drop-off in price gains this year. Through December 2014, the company predicts price appreciation will slow to 5.3 percent nationally, though that still comes in above the long-term annual average of 4.5 percent.“For the remainder of 2014, investor demand and sales of foreclosed properties should drop off quickly. Traditional buyers are returning slowly to the market, but cannot replace demand from investors who led the market in recent years,” Stiff said. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Case-Shiller Index: Home Prices Increase in Q4 2013 Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Case-Shiller Index: Home Prices Increase in Q4 2013 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Jokowi gives East Java two weeks to control virus

first_imgJokowi expressed his disappointment about a report by the COVID-19 task force that 70 percent of residents were still disobeying health protocols, such as failing to wear masks in public.Jokowi stressed the importance of controlling the disease’s transmission within Surabaya and its satellite regencies of Sidoarjo and Gresik.Based on a Wednesday report by the East Java COVID-19 task force, Surabaya has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the province with 4,962 cases, followed by the regencies of Sidoarjo and Gresik with 1,287 and 534 cases, respectively.Read also: Surabaya urged to reimpose PSBB as infection rates soar“Surabaya can’t control this outbreak alone. Gresik, Sidoarjo and other cities should also be involved in one [unified] system of management because the mobility of people is not limited to Surabaya.”The President suggested that governors and mayors refer to scientific data prior to making COVID-19 policies. “Ask for opinions from scientists, epidemiologists and other experts. Don’t make policies without consulting experts.”Despite the province’s continuing struggle to control the virus, East Java ended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Greater Surabaya on June 8 and began a “new normal” phase. (trn)Topics : The President urged COVID-19 task forces at the provincial, regency and municipal levels to cooperate and coordinate to contain the spread of the disease in the region.On Thursday, 247 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in East Java, bringing the total official case tally to 10,545. The province is now slightly behind Jakarta, which has recorded a total of 10,600 cases.Read also: Banjarmasin, Surabaya record highest COVID-19 mortality ratesJokowi said East Java was currently recording the highest daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases of any province in the nation. “However, what keeps us optimistic is the fact that the region also has a good recovery rate, at 31 percent.” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has urged the East Java administration to decrease the rate of COVID-19 transmission in the region within two weeks.On Thursday, Jokowi visited Surabaya and other cities in East Java, which has become the country’s COVID-19 epicenter after Jakarta. It is his first regional working visit as the government transitions into the so-called new normal period.“I demand integrated and serious controls from all institutions in the region […] so we can handle and lower the number of confirmed cases […] within two weeks,” the President said during a visit to the East Java COVID-19 task force headquarters in the Grahadi building in Surabaya.last_img read more

‘Perception’ of Pac-12 hurt 10-2 Washington State, AD says

first_img Jim McElwain to be named as Central Michigan coach, report says The release of the final College Football Playoff rankings always leaves fans, coaches, players and administrators looking for answers (or excuses) as to why their team isn’t ranked higher.For Washington State (10-2), which finished at No. 13, “disappointed” Cougars athletic director Pat Chun pointed his finger at the selection committee’s opinion of the Pac-12. Chun said he thought his team deserved a bid to a New Year’s Six bowl, but added he’s “ecstatic to be in the Alamo Bowl” against No. 24 Iowa State. The Cougs are headed to the @valeroalamobowl in San Antonio!#GoCougs | #JoinTheHunt pic.twitter.com/sE2gCLAK9e— WSU Cougars (@WSUCougars) December 2, 2018Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott seemed to share Chun’s attitude.”While we are disappointed that they were not selected for a New Year’s Six bowl, we made the case for Washington State to the selection committee through the established communications protocols, and we were aligned in our approach with Washington State in this regard,” the Pac-12 said in a statement (via ESPN.com). “At the same time, we know that the selection committee has difficult decisions to make, and we respect the committee and its members.”Seven teams in total from the Pac-12 will play in a bowl game with Washington headlining the conference bids as the Huskies will play No. 6 Ohio State in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.center_img College Football Playoff official: No plan to expand format, despite controversy “We can easily infer that where we’re ranked is a result of maybe the perception of the league,” Chun said (via the Moscow-Pullman Daily News). “We believe, as a 10-win team in a Power 5 league, the manner in which our two losses came, statistically how we match up with the other teams in the same cluster as us, we believed our resume ranked perhaps higher than where the committee thought it was, but they are empowered to make those decisions. We’ll respect those decisions.”Washington State was ranked as high as No. 8 before losing its season finale to rival Washington, which at No. 9 in the final rankings, is one of three three-loss teams ahead of the Cougars (No. 10 Florida, No. 11 LSU). Related Newslast_img read more

Yankees’ Domingo German suspended 81 games for domestic violence incident

first_imgGermán will not appeal the suspension.The ban is retroactive to 2019, during which he served 18 games, leaving 63 games left in Germán’s suspension in the 2020 season.Germán will also donate to Sanctuary for Families, a New York City-based non-profit organization dedicated to aiding victims of domestic violence, per MLB’s release. “My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Domingo Germán violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said via news release. “Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Germán violated our Policy and that discipline is appropriate.”MORE: 20 things to watch in 2020The Yankees added: “We remain steadfast in our support of Major League Baseball’s investigative process and the disciplinary action taken regarding Domingo Germán.  Domestic violence — in any form — is a gravely serious matter that affects every segment of our society. …”We are encouraged by Domingo’s acceptance of his discipline, and we sincerely hope this indicates a commitment to making a meaningful and positive change in his personal conduct.”Germán was placed administrative leave after a Sept. 16 incident in which he allegedly hit the mother of his children at teammate CC Sabathia’s charity event.No charges were filed, and no police report was made. MLB was notified through a third party and the league conducted its own investigation into the incident. MLB has levied an 81-game suspension on Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán.The league announced Thursday that it found the New York right-hander in violation of its joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…Dé·jà vu

first_imgMike Tyson and Aubrey Bruce (Photo by Julio Torres)Dé·jà vu: 1 a : the illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time. b : a feeling that one has seen or heard something before. I love many sports, and I cannot honestly say that I really, really, unabashedly favor one over than the other. However, there are a few sports that I don’t particularly care for but I won’t trash them here because as my father Oprah Elliot Bruce used to say: “one man’s garbage, is another man’s gold.”But I do have a penchant for a few sports, pro football, pro baseball, pro boxing and pro basketball being among them. As a former participant in the sport of boxing, I have been and continue to remain a “follower.”During my pre-teen and adolescent years, almost everyone that I knew Black or White was a member of the Lawrenceville Boy’s club at one time or another. Many of us tried our hand at boxing. It was not much more than a hobby for me until I received my first real “beat down.”That fight was a “near assassination” at the hands of a Brooklyn, NY native, the late Ricardo Santiago, son of the great Santos Santiago a prominent weightlifter who was always one of the top competitors for Mr. Pittsburgh, along with my late brother Stan “the man” Bruce; both worked out at a legendary weightlifting facility in the 3400 block of Butler Street in Lawrenceville, simply known as “the bathhouse.”If I would have had a inkling of Ricardo’s pedigree, I would have never even said hello to him or even considered stepping into the “square circle” with him.I had been working out with the late Strip District heavyweight Tony Manno. I was deeply honored when the cousin of Tony Manno, (District Justice Anthony Ceoffe of Lawrenceville) chose me to deliver Tony’s eulogy. Who could know Tony better than me? Having been at the receiving end of one of his right jabs or left hooks.As far as any method of training goes, even if I had ran three marathons, bench pressed 500lbs, and worked out with “Thor” nothing or no one could have prepared me for the onslaught that I was about to receive from Se·nor Santiago.After that “near death experience,” I immediately reverted back to playing saxophone and clarinet along with seriously considering whether or not to ever come outside again because I had a two black eyes and a beat up spirit (I actually missed four days of school which helped ruin my almost perfect attendance record).But there was hope for me, just as there is hope for the true resurrection of boxing in Pittsburgh, PA. After decades of being overshadowed by other so-called “marquee” sports in the steel city; hear ye, hear ye, the sport of boxing is making a comeback in Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region facilitated by one of the greatest heavyweight champions in the history of the sport, Mike Tyson and his company Iron Mike Productions.Tyson’s “maiden voyage into Pittsburgh boxing was “The Pride of Pittsburgh I,” which debuted at the CONSOL Energy Center on August 8, 2014. The event was so successful that he now is putting on “The Pride of Pittsburgh II” which will also be taking place at theCONSOL Energy Center on Friday November 14, 2014. During his recent press conference Tyson was asked about his responsibility to boxing . “I’m only as good as my fighters are, I work for them, they’re the bosses.”Tyson is also again featuring two popular Pittsburgh pugilists’ to headline his upcoming event. After performing and winning in “Pride of Pittsburgh I,” local Pittsburgh boxer 28 year old Sammy Vasquez Jr. is coming off of his career best victory, a ninth round stoppage of then undefeated prospect James Stevenson at the August 8 at the CONSOL, earning Vasquez top billing for “Pride of Pittsburgh II.” “The Stevenson win brought a lot out of me, I was still able to outclass him even though it wasn’t an early stoppage as my last few fights had been” said Vasquez Jr. now with a record of 16-0-0 (12KO’s). “I’ve had people question my chin but Stevenson tagged me a few times, no problem there whatsoever.”Also co-featured on the fight card at “The Pride of Pittsburgh II” will be the highly popular local warrior MONTY MEZA CLAY, 36-3-0 (22KO’s). Meza-Clay will challenge cross-town rival “Lightning” ROD SALKA, 19-4-0 (3KO’s) for the Bunola, PA veteran’s WBC Fecarbox Lightweight Title in a scheduled ten rounder.Monty Meza-Clay is preparing for his second fight on the Iron Mike card after an epic ten round battle as part of “Pride of Pittsburgh I.” He seems to ready again for battle. In a voice brimming with confidence, Meza Clay says; “training is going excellent, there’s no place like home. I set the standards high for myself for the last fight, so that means that I have to go a level above that, I feel good.”When asked about his looming bout against Rod Salka, Meza Clay said that; “he’s (Salka) is local and from the area and I’m from the area. He’s making a name for himself and I have been made a name for myself. He wants to capture the throne, let’s see what happens.” This is no illusion, boxing in Pittsburgh no longer has a “black eye.” We can go outside again.Aubrey Bruce may be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741Follow him on Twitter @ultrascribelast_img read more