Hoax calls and bonfires in chaotic night for Limerick Fire service

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Email Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Crews dealt with hoax calls and 17 bonfires in Limerick on Monday nightUNDER fire from rocks, responding to hoax river rescue calls and hoax domestic house fires, Limerick City fire fighters put down one of the busiest nights of the year on May Eve as crews also dealt with up 17 bonfires.With bonfires a tradition on May Eve, firefighters and emergency responders had expected crews to be busy.However, by 6.30pm on Monday night, crews were responding to hoax rescue calls, the first at the River Shannon where a woman was falsely reported as having entered the water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City Fire SwiftWater Technician Rescue Crews we’re alerted to ther report of a woman in the river at Thomond Bridge.Arriving within minutes of the call, firefighters including the Rescue Boat FireSwift carried out a thorough search and deemed the call to be a hoax.Gardai and emergency paramedics with the National Ambulance Service also attended with Limerick Marine Search and Rescue also on alert.During the course of the night, fire crews attended 17 bonfires and while the majority of were monitored and being properly supervised, crews extinguished three due to safety concerns.However, as the night wore on, firefighters also came under fire from youths throwing rocks and stones on Crecora Ave while the attended a bonfire.While the Fire Appliance was hit several times, no injuries or major damage occurred.A short time later, firefighters were attacked for a second time while attending a bonfire in Watergate. There were no injuries but the Fire Appliance was again damaged. Gardai responded to the incident.Hoax calls were also made to the Fire Service alerting them to a supposed domestic fire in Roundwood Estate and while attending this, another hoax call was made to a domestic fire in Fedamore.After attending both alerts, it was deemed that these calls were hoax and the caller’s details were passed to Gardai.Fianna Fail general election candidate Cllr James Collins has called for prison sentences for those who attack frontline emergency responders such as ambulance crew, fire and rescue staff, or gardai,“We are frequently hearing of ambulance crews also being harassed when they attend in certain parts of the city. We have to put in place deterrents to protect emergency responders who are after all, putting their personal safety at risk in order to help others.“Fianna Fáil previously introduced legislation to ensure that all those working on the frontline are protected and that those convicted of a serious attack on an emergency worker would receive a minimum five year prison term.“Regrettably the Fine Gael led Government failed to support this key piece of legislation. Our party have now updated this Bill and will be pushing the Government once again on the issue.”“These brave frontline staff are attending to emergency calls and then coming under attack with youths firing stones and other objects at them. It’s appalling and nobody should be allowed to get away with treating gardai, ambulance crew or fire brigade staff in this way.“These are the very people we ask to run towards emergencies when we are seeking to escape them. They have to be protected with stiff penalties for anyone who attacks them.”See more Limerick news herecenter_img LimerickNewsHoax calls and bonfires in chaotic night for Limerick Fire serviceBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2018 1024 Facebook TAGSbonfireGardaíhoax callslimerickLimerick City Fire and Rescue Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLimerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning StreakNext articleLimerick student to take part in the “Olympics of Programming” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisementlast_img read more

Credit Invisibility: A Barrier to Homeownership

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Credit Invisibility: A Barrier to Homeownership Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago March 4, 2021 927 Views Previous: Winter Storms Contribute to Dearth of Housing Inventory Next: ‘Right to Housing’ Motion Prioritizes Ending Homelessness in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Credit Invisibility: A Barrier to Homeownership Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago It is well established that there exists a direct relationship between credit security—that is, having a strong credit history and structural access to offers of credit—and higher rates of homeownership, however, a Zillow study found that about one in 10 American adults are “credit invisible,” meaning they have zero credit history and that the share of credit invisibility is disproportionately higher for those who are Black or Latinx.According to Zillow, poor or nonexistent credit history is the most-common reason mortgage applications are denied to Black applicants.”Lower homeownership is just one of many negative results borne out of poor credit health in communities nationwide,” said Nicole Bachaud, an economic data analyst at Zillow. “For many, walking into a bank or going online to apply for a loan or open a new credit card is simple. But for those excluded from the formal credit market in this country, it is a far more daunting task, and Black and Latinx households are especially vulnerable. A shift in credit reporting might be a first step to reducing the systemic barriers into homeownership and the financial market overall.”The Zillow report comes around the same time as another report from the Urban Institute, whose researchers recently pointed out that credit data used to approve or deny potential borrowers “cannot capture the experiences of about one in 10 U.S. adults who do not have a credit file, a disproportionate amount of whom are people of color,” adding that “although credit health appears to have improved for all groups during the pandemic, racial gaps have not narrowed.”The Biden administration has proposed restructuring the current credit system to accept non-traditional credit barometers such as rental payment records and utility bills as an alternative path to establishing a credit history.”The goal of such a restructuring would be to bring many credit invisible individuals into the system they are currently locked out of,” Zillow reported.Not only are Black and Latinx individuals more prone to being credit invisible, but they are also more highly concentrated in counties with higher credit insecurity, the researchers added.Specifically, some one in 10 Black households (9.7%) and 7.9% of Latinx households reportedly live in counties considered credit insecure, compared to 2.7% of White households and 3.5% of Asian households.The full report is available on Zillow.com. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2021-03-04 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Villa players to blame – Dublin

first_img Former Villa striker Dublin believes Villa boss Paul Lambert should have paired strikers Christian Benteke and the currently injured Darren Bent on a more regular basis. He also feels there is no guarantee the midlands club would make an instant return to the Barclays Premier League next season if they go down for the first time in more than 25 years. Dublin, talking to Absolute Radio’s Russ Williams, said; “I will always say it’s the players who have to take the blame. The manager has a responsibility and the owner has a responsibility to spend the money wisely but I think the players ultimately have the full responsibility.” Dion Dublin insists Aston Villa’s players have to shoulder the full responsibility for an “absolutely woeful” season ahead of Saturday’s relegation clash at Reading. He added: “Even when I was there at Villa with Ginola and Schmeichel and Southgate, we achieved nothing as well and for years and years the Villa fans have had nothing to cheer about. “They’ve got even less to cheer about now because the team have been absolutely woeful this season and it’s sad to see such a big club in such a poor position.” Lambert has often opted to play with a single central striker in the in-form Benteke with Andreas Weimann and Gabriel Agbonlahor operating wide in a 4-2-3-1 formation. The Scot has always insisted his relationship with club record signing Bent has been fine, with no fall-out between the pair and his selection policies based purely on footballing reasons. But Dublin claimed: “I thought Villa might have played Benteke and Bent both up front but there is something gone on. We don’t know what it is. “Darren is probably injured at the moment but there was speculation that his attitude is bad and he’s been injured for so long. “Bent is a goal scorer, you can play him in the fourth division or Champions League and he will still score goals. Having both of them up front would have given Villa more of a chance of having a better position in the league and scoring more goals.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more