Limerick schools asked to show Racism the Red Card

first_imgFILM REVIEW – Zombieland 2: Double Tap Previous articlePiano duo Paddy Dennehy and Jack O’Rourke set to perform togetherNext articleInsurance costs no longer sustainable for Limerick business Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEducationLimerick schools asked to show Racism the Red CardBy Staff Reporter – February 15, 2018 1100 Email FILM REVIEW: 1917 Facebook Linkedin FILM REVIEW: Joker WhatsAppcenter_img Win more than €1,000 wedding prize for one lucky couple with Strand Hotel and Matthew Stephens Jewellers Twitter FILM REVIEW: Don’t Let Go Advertisement Photo:Barry CroninShow Racism the Red Card are calling on all primary and secondary schools, youth organisations, children and young people in Limerick to enter their annual ‘Anti-Racism Creative Competition 2018.’The competition encourages young people to develop creative anti-racism messages using written, visual and audio-visual means. The deadline for entries is Friday, 30th March 2018.Show Racism the Red Card is an international anti-racism and education charity. Speaking about the Anti-Racism Creative Competition, Garrett Mullan, Executive Director of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “Racism continues to be a serious issue in Irish society, and it’s an issue that needs to be tackled in our schools, youth organisations and sports clubs from Limerick. By encouraging children and young people to use their creativity to develop anti-racist messages, we hope to instill an understanding of the negative implications of racism that will resonate with young people, helping us to stamp out racism.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Every year we are blown away by the talent of entrants and the creativity and originality of their work. We hope this year will be the same! We’re encouraging all schools and youth organisations around Ireland to get involved.”Schools, organisations and individuals can get involved by registering online at competition.Entries can be submitted in the form of written articles, comment pieces, opinion pieces, reports, poems, sculpture, mural, mosaic, artworks, video, film or animation.For further information on how to get involved, please contact [email protected] about education here. TAGScompetitionGarrett MullanschoolsShow Racism the Red Card FILM REVIEW: Ad Astra Printlast_img read more

Mortgage Rates Continue Month-Long Slide

first_img Previous: Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care Face Unique Housing Challenges Next: Survey: Mortgage Insurance Costs Negatively Impacts Homeowners 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 May 30, 2014 848 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Bankrate Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates Bankrate Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates 2014-05-30 Tory Barringer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mortgage Rates Continue Month-Long Slide The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Mortgage rate declines have continued now for more than a month straight, bringing interest rates down once again to new 2014 lows.In its weekly released Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Freddie Mac found the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) was 4.12 percent (0.6 point) for the week ending May 29, down from 4.14 percent last week and the lowest 30-year fixed average since October 2013.The 15-year FRM also slid down, averaging 3.21 percent (0.5 point) compared to last week’s 3.25 percent.The latest rate movements accompanied mixed news in the housing market, noted Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist: “Fixed mortgage rates eased a bit for the fifth consecutive week as reports thatexisting home sales are up 1.3 percent but not as much as expected. However, new home sales rose 6.4 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000, which followed an upward revision of 11,000 units for the prior two months.”Movements were mixed for adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs). According to Freddie Mac, the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid ARM averaged 2.96 percent (0.3 point), unchanged from the last survey. Meanwhile, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.41 percent (0.4 point), down from 2.43’s weekly national survey also showed declines for fixed rates, though adjustable rates were up. According to the finance site’s latest data, the 30-year fixed last week averaged 4.25 percent, while the 15-year fixed was down to 3.35 percent. The 5/1 ARM, on the other hand, edged up a few basis points to 3.24 percent.With the Federal Reserve tapering its stimulus purchases, analysts for Bankrate say it’s outside pressures pushing rates down: “A number of factors come into play: disappointing U.S. economic growth at the start of 2014; slower growth in emerging markets; the prospect of European stimulus measures; and geopolitical issues around the globe, to name a few. But the bottom line is this—any time investors get nervous, whatever the reason, it is good news for mortgage shoppers.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Rates Continue Month-Long Slide Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgThe Hudson County freeholders and other local officials took a tour of the under-construction High Tech High School campus in Secaucus on June 15. The school is on track to open September 2018, moving from High Tech’s current North Bergen campus. The school is a highly competitive public countywide high school that accepts students from all local towns. The current High Tech campus is set to become North Bergen High School some time in 2019. Officials from the Hudson County Schools of Technology also were on hand for the tour. The $160 million, 360,000 square foot school lies across 23 acres, and is located next to Laurel Hill Park. It will feature 100 classrooms, a green roof, swimming pool, geothermal heating, windmills, and a 398 seat gym, among other refinements. As a regional magnet school, High Tech is known as one of the more challenging schools to gain admission to in New Jersey. Click here for more. Hoboken residents will have several more mayoral candidates to consider this November after Mayor Dawn Zimmer made a surprise announcement Tuesday that she will not run for re-election in November. At a press conference on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. (about which the media was notified only the night before), Zimmer said she wants to focus on fighting against climate change. She also endorsed Council President Ravi Bhalla for her seat. The haste of the announcement confused some of Zimmer’s supporters, and spurred others to action. Within two days of her announcement, another council ally of hers said she may run for mayor as well, as did Freeholder Anthony Romano. “I’m in shock,” said Assemblywoman and Zimmer ally Annette Chaparro on Tuesday after the announcement. “I’m completely surprised. This is going to take a while to digest.” At the press conference Tuesday, Zimmer referred to the current presidential administration’s intended withdrawal from international climate change agreements. “I’ve decided not to seek reelection this November,” said Zimmer. “It’s been a very difficult decision; however, as many people know, I consider the issue of climate change and resiliency to be an urgent issue facing our city, our state, and our nation. I’m certainly proud that Hoboken is on track to be protected from climate change [due to a federally approved funding plan called Rebuild by Design]. But while our city is on the right track, our country no longer is.” Click here for more.Reflecting a dramatic change in the direction of development for Journal Square over the last three decades, local developers and public officials cut the ribbon on June 21 on 3 Journal Square. For decades, city leaders envisioned Journal Square as a kind of back office location for businesses, so many developers proposed office space. This resulted in long delayed redevelopment of an area once considered the center of the city. But now the area – away from the waterfront, but including a hub for PATH trains and buses – is undergoing a renaissance. Mayor Steven Fulop said Journal Square became a focus of his administration and it was a priority to move development beyond the waterfront area to other parts of the city. Taking advantage of its proximity to the Journal Square transportation hub, this and other projects such as the Journal Squared project across the street focused on bringing residential development to the area. For 3 Journal Square, this has become a rebirth, and according to officials connected with the project, the latest sign of a renaissance underway in the neighborhood. Click here for more. ×last_img read more