Committee to seek clarity on Property Tax deadline

first_imgEmail Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended NewsCommittee to seek clarity on Property Tax deadlineBy Staff Reporter – November 4, 2013 537 TAGSfeaturedfull-imageproperty tax Twitter Print Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebookcenter_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleMother to face trial on child endangerment chargesNext articleDublin men ordered out of Limerick following burglary charges Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL WhatsApp Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, including Limerick’s Kieran O’Donnell are to focus on property tax deadline issues with Revenue Commissioners at a meeting to be held later this week.Earlier, Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan said that he was meeting Revenue Commissioners Chairman Josephine Feehily before she is due to come before the the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform on Thursday next.Thursday’s meeting is to discuss issues around the property tax deadline and payment options and Minister Noonan said that he was seeking to discuss the issue with the Revenue chief ahead of thatCommittee Chairman Ciarán Lynch said: “There has been much confusion and concern in relation to letters sent to households for next year’s property tax with ambiguity around the various payment options offered and deadline for payment. Our meeting with the Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners is a chance for the Committee to discuss the structure, timing and operation of the scheme. The purpose of the meeting is to deal with any ambiguity and concerns in regards to the payment of the local property tax and, in some circumstances, to establish how the issue of how premature payments is dealt with and how payments will be made when they are actually due“We will also raise the issue of Revenue’s customer service on the issue – particularly how concerns are not related to the issue of compliancy, but an issue of good customer service, in which people who wish to pay the tax are finding that they are making the payment before its due date.” First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more

New record for patients on hospital trolleys

first_imgLinkedin Email WhatsApp Facebook University Hospital LimerickA RECORD high for the number of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) was set this week, when figures from the INMO showed there were 70 admitted patients waiting for a bed.This is the highest number since the nursing union began counting the numbers of waiting patients. On Tuesday, 46 people were on trolleys in the Emergency Department and a further 24 were waiting for an in-patient bed in overflow wards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The numbers had decreased to 64 during the week.Limerick Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan said she is “calling for funding to open all available beds in hospitals in the region, for extra step-down beds where they can be provided and for additional Home Care Packages. It needs an urgent interim response from Government.”“No other region has the pressure we have and all other regions are better resourced for the populations they serve”.In a statement, hospital management said “UL Hospitals Group sincerely regrets that any patient has to face long waits in our emergency department.“The emergency department at UHL is one of the busiest in the country and the numbers presenting continue to increase year on year. Attendances to the end of December 2018 were 72,037 – an increase of 6.2 percent on 2017.The statement said the emergency department was exceptionally busy in recent days.“In the week between Monday, February 18 and Sunday, February 24, a total of 1,453 presented to the emergency department. In the 24-hour period to midnight on Monday, February 25, a total of 210 people attended the Emergency Department. We continue to see high volumes of frail elderly with complex medical conditions and regret that anyone faces long wait times while we prioritise the sickest patients. The Department is also seeing high volumes of surgical patients at present.“We are again asking members of the public to please consider all their care options before presenting to the emergency department at UHL.Injury units in Ennis and Nenagh are open from 8am to 8pm, and St John’s is open from 8am to 6pm for the treatment of broken bones, dislocations, sprains strains, wounds, scalds and minor burns.“UHL has just over 450 inpatient beds; this is recognised as not being sufficient for the needs of the Mid West Region. The Group welcomes the commitment to increasing bed capacity at the hospital,” the statement concluded. Printcenter_img Previous articleAfternoon delight with Finghin CollinsNext articleCity hosts flowers for Magdalenes event Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsHealthNew record for patients on hospital trolleysBy Bernie English – March 2, 2019 1355 Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Washington Redskins, under pressure from corporate sponsors, reviewing name

first_img Written by July 3, 2020 /Sports News – National Washington Redskins, under pressure from corporate sponsors, reviewing name Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) — The Washington Redskins announced Friday that the NFL football team will be “undergoing a thorough review of the team name” that Native Americans have long objected to as racially offensive.In a statement, the team said the review “formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks.”It said it was doing so “in light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community.”Previously, team owner Daniel Synder has said the team would never change its name, claiming it actually honored Native Americans.But in just the past day or so, the team has come under heavy pressure from corporate sponsors to change the name, including from FedEx, which own the naming rights to the stadium where the Washington team plays in Landover, Maryland.“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” FedEx said in a short statement Thursday and on Thursday night Nike appeared to have removed Redskins merchandise available for sale online.“This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field,” Snyder is quoted as saying in the statement.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement, “In the last few weeks, we have had ongoing discussions with Dan, and we are supportive of this important step,” according to NFL.com.The new coach, Ron Rivera, is quoted in the team statement as saying, “This issue is of personal importance to me and I look forward to working closely with Dan Synder to make sure we continue the mission of honoring and supporting Native Americans and our Military.”“We believe this review can and will be conducted with the best interest of all in mind,” the statement concludes.Just last week, a memorial to the team’s founder, George Preston Marshall, an ardent segregationist. was removed from the team’s previous home field, RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has said any desire the team had to move back to that site or elsewhere in the city would face opposition because of the current name.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

4 reasons to use credit union service organizations

first_img“[CUSOs] provide a means to an end – allowing credit unions the capability to fulfill the financial needs of their members in a cost effective environment through efficient delivery channels. Plus, they attract the brightest and most innovative minds to the board table, bringing best practices of credit unions across the country, which is a priceless experience.”  – Doug Petersen President/CEO of Workers’ Credit Union.A Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) is an organization formed and/or owned by one or more credit union(s) to provide a specific product or service within the industry.  CUSOs provide credit unions a method to spur innovation, increase efficiencies through specialization, and gain economies of scale.  CUSOs leverage the power of collaboration that already exists within the industry to offer several benefits such as:Economies of ScaleEconomies of scale are achieved when a company produces goods and services on a larger scale while simultaneously lowering average input costs.  CUSOs achieve economies of scale by producing goods or services for several credit unions rather than having a single credit union attempt to replicate the same benefit.  By utilizing the power of collaboration, CUSOs can specialize on a given product or service which enables them to provide higher-value products and services at a much lower cost.Multiple OwnersThe collaboration of several owners spurs more innovative products and services because there are several different viewpoints. Unlike most other vendors in the credit union space, CUSOs are required, by law, to have multiple owners.  “There can be some overlap with the credit union, but the management team can’t be 100% the same,” says Guy Messick, an attorney with Messick & Lauer and general counsel to NACUSO.  This is incredibly beneficial because there are more eyes looking over the books so if any problems arise, they will likely come to light before they become a serious threat.  Because of this, it should come as no surprise that credit unions with CUSOs outperform credit unions with no CUSO.The Credit Union MovementCUSOs, by nature, are focused on the overall health of the credit union movement.  CUSOs care about the credit union movement because they are part of the credit union movement.  Utilizing a CUSO ensures that capital investment stays in the credit union movement and is redistributed to credit unions and their members.  CUSOs invest in technologies that ensure the long term viability of the credit union industry. CU Wallet is a great example. Without them the only alternative would be Apple Pay which has no stake or interest in the long term viability of the credit union industry.Competitive AdvantageCUSOs offer credit unions the ability to remain competitive by improving efficiencies and producing a wider array of products and services that would be unobtainable without CUSO collaboration.  They enable credit unions to acquire scale and market power along with other resources such as capital and staff that far exceed their individual sizes.  For example, Predictive Analytics requires a great deal of resources to properly execute. Credit unions will need to hire Data Architects to first build a data warehouse with as much transactional data as possible. A data warehouse can take up to 3 years to build and approximately $2 Million. Also, Data Scientists will be needed to generate predictive models using all of the transactional data. Data Scientists run about $150,000-$175,000 per year.With a Big Data and Analytics CUSO; however, credit unions can install a pre-built, industry standard data model for less than $50,000 and only $40,000-$60,000 per year to support. An industry standard data model enables all credit unions to share the overall cost of development and support, and deliver much more powerful solutions. Instead of hiring Data Architects, Data Scientists, Report Writers, Data Engineers, ETL Developers, etc., credit unions can leverage CUSO collaboration to execute a highly robust Big Data & Analytics strategies for a fraction of the cost of doing it on their own or using a non-CUSO vendor. 88SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Austin Wentzlaff Austin J. Wentzlaff joined OnApproach in 2013 as a Business Development Analyst and is now currently Director of Business Development. He is responsible for developing marketing strategies, driving prospects to … Web: www.onapproach.net Detailslast_img read more