Limerick families are ‘crying out for houses’

first_imgPrint Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsLimerick families are ‘crying out for houses’By Alan Jacques – October 30, 2014 516 Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img TAGSCllr Séighin Ó CeallaighlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn Fein Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Cllr Seighin O CeallaighLIMERICK city and county Council has been asked to supply councillors in the Metropolitan area with a list of vacant or boarded up houses, and their estimated time of completion.According to City East comhairleoir Séighin Ó Ceallaigh, local people in are crying out for houses, with many families going homeless in the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Sinn Fein local representative said that people need to be re-assured there is a plan in place to ensure that houses are provided as soon as possible. The most efficient way of doing this, he believes, is by allocating vacant houses to those on the social housing list.“Houses can remain vacant or boarded up for months throughout the city, and this at a time when there are many people living with relatives or in emergency accommodation. This is an issue of urgent importance and needs to be addressed and resolved immediately,” said Cmhlr Ó Ceallaigh.“Boarding up houses can lead to a much larger renovation cost and an increase in anti-social behaviour in the area. Often items are stolen including pipes and heating systems.“When a house is boarded up, quite often it is broken into ransacked, and the damage then has to be repaired before the house is allocated,” he claimed. Previous articleFormer Andersen plant offers opportunity to RathkealeNext articleUnemployed in Limerick are ‘harassed’ by Government’s dole cut threat Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Interviewing? Don’t overlook this opportunity to stand out!

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jill Nowacki Jill Nowacki started her career with credit unions in 2001. She has taken on leadership roles at credit unions and state and national trade associations. Now, she uses her experience … Web: www.humanidei.com Details You’ve found your dream job and sailed through the screening process. You are wrapping up a fantastic interview where you connected easily with the search committee, sharing your ideas to carry the organization forward. You have a good feeling about this! Just as you start to relax and take a deep breath, one last inquiry is made: What questions do you have for us? Your mind suddenly goes blank. You had done research about the organization and the role ahead of time. The engaging dialogue throughout the interview made you even more confident you want this job. There really isn’t anything else you need to know to move forward, but it would be a mistake to miss this opportunity.  The candidate’s chance to ask questions of the search committee is a key element of the interview process, and one more way to stand out as the right choice. It is also one of the most overlooked and often missed opportunities. As a hiring manager or a recruiter, I find myself on pins and needs for the candidates when we get to this point: I have seen many great interviews quickly go south when this time is focused on compensation or benefits rather than strategy and insight.Curious if this was just a personal pet peeve or a belief shared by other experts, I reached out to Lisa Burroughs, Director of Search and Strategy at O’Rourke & Associates for her perspective. Burroughs shared that by the time candidates are presented for an interview, they have already been well-vetted and deemed fully capable of doing the job. A primary purpose of the interview is to assess cultural fit and chemistry. “At O’Rourke, we spend a lot of time educating candidates about what the board is looking for in their next CEO. Smart candidates leverage that knowledge in their answers to questions and in the questions they ask.” Here are ten appropriate questions to ask at the end of an interview. Bring three or four with you to your next interview and you won’t miss your opportunity to stand out. 1. What characteristics are most important for someone to bring to this role?After listening to their answer, it is appropriate to respond with why you are confident that you possess those characteristics. 2. What are some of the biggest challenges or obstacles that I might encounter in the first year? After you have listened, acknowledge the reality of these challenges and explain any experience you have overcoming similar obstacles or lessons you have learned that may be applied. 3. How would you describe the team I will get to work with? This is a good chance to understand the organizational culture. Be honest with yourself: Will you like the fit? If not, is there an appetite to change this culture for the better? How easily will others come along?4.What is the first thing I should do or learn in order to set the stage for success?Take the opportunity to show that you are ready to make a difference from your very first day… and that you are already thinking about how you will add value.  5. What was the greatest strength of the person who previously filled this role?Listen carefully here… The response should leave you confident that employees are valued and help you understand what kind of shoes you need to fill. 6. Why are you looking to fill this role now?Maybe you already know why the role is open: It is a new position, your predecessor was promoted or retired, or he or she left the organization. If you don’t know, the response to this question will give you one more chance to understand how employees are valued, as well as if there are skeletons in the closet that might need to be addressed with remaining team members.7. What does the organization value most? Are defined values communicated to employees?For the candidate, this provides an opportunity to gain insight into organizational culture, while also showing an interest in working somewhere he or she will really belong. For the organization, it positions the candidate as a team player who wants to be part of something greater than him- or herself. 8. What is the organization’s philosophy on employee training and development?If continued growth is important to you, an answer that demonstrates commitment to employee development should make you feel good about accepting this position. Asking this question gives an opportunity to show your interest in ongoing education and self-improvement, and also provides a look at the value the organization places on its people. 9. One year from now, what will we have accomplished together that will make you proud of hiring me?This is a great opportunity to show enthusiasm for how you can help the organization reach its goals. After listening, you can respond with your ideas for how to get to that end point.   10. What are the next steps in the hiring process?While questions about salary and benefits are not appropriate during the interview, this question demonstrates an enthusiasm for moving forward, and a desire to be well-prepared for whatever may come next in the screening process.last_img read more

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Renovated character homes popular at auction

first_imgThe home at 38 Annie St, Paddington. Photo: suppliedCHARACTER, a top notch renovation and location have proven to be the winning combination for Brisbane homes going under the hammer this weekend. In Paddington, a beautifully renovated 1920s home, in the Milton State School catchment, sold under the hammer on Saturday for $1.7 million. Marketing agent Judi O’Dea, of Space Property Agents, said the property at 38 Annie St attracted strong interest. The master bedroom at 153 Alexandra Rd, Clayfield.“The sub-million dollar market in Clayfield is really popular,” he said. “This particular property offered buyers an entry-level cottage on a slightly bigger than normal 536sq m block.“It had that renovation so you could move in and live comfortable or renovate further to add value.“We had buyers looking at both options.” The master bedroom at 38 Annie St, Paddington. Photo: supplied“They’ve been renting in the area for about 12 months and they fell in love with Paddington,” she said. “They wanted a sophisticated Paddington lifestyle and they were so in love with this home. They had been to see it five times before auction.” Ms O’Dea said the quality of the four-bedroom home, the 506sq m block and the Paddington address attracted buyers. “It’s getting harder and harder to purchase blocks bigger than 405sq m in Paddington now,” she said. In Grange, a renovated Queenslander also sold under the hammer on Saturday.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe home at 48 Montpelier St, Grange. Photo: suppliedMarketing agent Debora Sutton, of Belle Property Wilston, said the home at 48 Montpelier St sold for $1.7 million at auction. “We had four registered bidders and an opening bid of $1.2 million,” she said. “It was a very quick auction. “We had (active) bidding up to $1.535 million and then we got an increase to $1.7 million.” Ms Sutton said the five-bedroom, two-storey home was purchased by a local owner-occupier looking for a family home. The home at 153 Alexandra Rd, Clayfield.The property at 153 Alexandra Rd was sold by Alexander Shean and Dwight Ferguson of Ray White Ascot for $900,000. “It went to a young couple who live in the same street,” Mr Shean said. “It was the first home they’d purchased together.” Mr Shean said about 60 groups inspected the three-bedroom property and three offers were submitted prior to auction. center_img Inside the home at 48 Montpelier St, Grange. Photo: suppliedThe property has VJ walls, timber floors, high ceilings and city views. There is a balcony and a porch at the front of the home and a balcony at the back. The home is on a 615sq m block on the crest of a hill, and is in the Wilston State School catchment. In Clayfield, a renovated cottage with pool sold before it could make it to auction. Inside the home at 38 Annie St, Paddington. Photo: suppliedSix buyers registered to bid at the auction and a crowd of about 40 people watched on. “The opening bid was $1.5 million and we had two bidders who got straight into it,” Ms O’Dea said. “We had a couple who had sold their home in New South Wales bidding against a local couple.”The interstaters came out on top.Ms O’Dea said the new owners were “absolutely delighted” with their purchase and were keen to move in with their three sons. last_img read more

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Five win Kossuth County fair features

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 4) – Derek Green, Ryan Ruter, Shannon Anderson, Tyler Thompson and Jake Simpson all earned feature wins at the Kossuth County Fair Race at Kossuth County Speed­way in Algona on Thursday. Feature winners received $1,000 in the Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock classes along with a six-foot tall trophy.Green was the most dominating winner of the evening as he won for the second time this summer at Algona. Craig Berhow and Troy Swearingen were on the front row at the start of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature with Swearingen taking the lead on the opening circuit.On the next lap, Green used the high side of the oval to fly past Swearingen and immediately built a nice lead. Three laps later, the caution flag came out but once the race restarted the only ques­tion that remained was who would finish second as Green ran away from the 18-car field.Dan Hanselman prevailed in the battle for the runner-up spot with Swearingen third. Berhow was fourth and Chad Palmer finished fifth.Josh Ruby and Ruter drew front row starting positions for the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main as Ruby took the lead on the first lap only to see Ruter take the top spot away four laps later.Ruter held the lead the remainder of the green, white, checkered race to earn the victory.Ethan Dotson finished second with Ruby third. Jeremy Mills was fourth and Shryock ended up in fifth.The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature began with a complete restart which was the only hiccup in a race that saw Anderson dominate the 17-car field for his sixth local win of the year.Brandon Nielson was second followed by Chanse Hollatz, Cody Nielson and Mike Schadendorf.Thompson started dead last in the 11-car Mach-1 Sport Compact feature that saw two complete restarts to open the feature.  Once the green flag finally dropped, Kaytee Devries took the early advantage out front.Thompson slowly weaved his way through the field and took the lead at the halfway point of the race.  Just a yellow flag one lap later delayed the Sioux City driver’s journey into the winner’s cir­cle.Alec Fett and Matthew Hanson led the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod field to flagstand as Hanson grabbed the early lead. He held the lead for five laps before Simpson wrestled the ad­vantage away from him and went on to earn his fourth feature win of the summer at Kossuth County.Dan Drury placed second while 24th starting Adam Armstrong was third. Nick Meyer was fourth and Ben Schultze ended up in fifth.last_img read more

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E-Waste collection day to be held on City of Wellington Recycling Center on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Pete and Julian Zavala will be holding an e-waste collection day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, November 23, 2013 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  This will be held during the normal operations of the Recycling Center.  Items available for drop off include computers, laptops, keyboards and mice, printers and fax machines, digital cameras, cell phones, cords and cables, hard drives, microwaves, motherboards, memory, scanners, power supplies, and LCD, LED and plasma TV’s and monitors.  Due to the cost of recycling, box-style TV’s and CRT monitors will not be accepted at this time.  The City of Wellington is working with the Zavala’s and other local vendors to schedule additional e-waste collection dates in the future.  For more information about the operating hours please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.  For questions concerning specific items to be collected or information destruction please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 351 weeks ago People should be VERY aware of what they are giving away to collections. Those hard drives in your old, no longer used laptops and desktops may very well posses personal information that someone may be able to use to gain access bank accounts, credit cards, etc… Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down E-Waste Wellington · 351 weeks ago Hey JustMe, Go to E-Waste Wellington FB page and read about what we do with hard drives. Also, this article gives a name and number to contact for information destruction on PC’s and Laptop’s. Any computer recycled through us will have the data destroyed and the hard drive will be disassembled. Report Reply 1 reply · active 351 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 351 weeks ago I checked out your facebook page. But I don’t see any mention of the actual method you use. Just a vague statement…..”In accordance US Department of Defense standards, we GUARANTEE that after the cleansing process, all information will be forever purged.” Which DoDstandard? And which method do you use listed within that standard? And you perform this yourself (probably the most important aspect)? I think keeping this stuff out of landfills is a great endeavor. I would love to hear more about the process, as I have a few ‘leftovers’ sitting in the closet myself. Please don’t take my first comment as being directed towards you. But the general public is too eager to drop their unwanteds off with someone offering to help. I’ve heard of several horror stories with recycled cell phones. http://www.e-cycle.com/wireless-mobility-horror-s… This was an article not too long ago. Although it’s not a computer, I think it’s safe to say we have more sensitive information on our pcs. Caveat emptor. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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