NewsHealthPoliticsHospital extension delay leads to call for changes in planning processBy Staff Reporter – September 10, 2018 1189 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleWATCH: Awful first half costs Munster as Glasgow claim Pro14 winNext articleLimerick Lifestyle with Olivia O’Sullivan – Girls day out with a difference Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Linkedin Advertisement Deputy Joe Carey who is calling for a change in the planning process for major public service projects.Photo: Yvonne VaughanA CALL to have planning applications for major public service projects bypass local authorities and be dealt with directly by An Bord Pleanala has been made after it emerged that a €14million extension to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) will be delayed because of a planning appeal lodged by a local resident.Clare TD Joe Carey has written to Planning Minister Damien English asking that public service developments should not be delayed or jeopardised by individual objections to planning permission granted by local councils.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He explained that construction on the 60-bed unit which was being provided to reduce overcrowding at UHL will be delayed by an appeal made by Joe McNamara of Woodlawn Drive, Dooradoyle to An Bord Pleanala against last month’s decision by Limerick City and County Council to grant planning approval to the development.Mr McNamara’s appeal will delay the final grant of permission for up to six months or prevent it from proceeding altogether.Deputy Carey explained that the emergency department at UHL, which serves Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary, is the most consistently overcrowded in the country with 969 patients on hospital trolleys last month, which was the highest number in the country.He said that while he had no wish to deprive people of their right to appeal against planning decisions, giving An Bord Pleanala the right to deal directly with applications for major public service projects would streamline the process and allow people have their views considered without compromising the public interest.“Management at UHL say that the 60 single patient en-suite rooms would help to improve patient comfort, safety, privacy and dignity and assist with the management of infection control in the hospital. The new rooms would also increase bed capacity and improve patient flow across the hospital,” Deputy Carey explained.In his appeal, Mr McNamara stated that it was inappropriate to seek planning permission for a building and car-parks of this scale without a landscaping plan that would help alleviate the negative effects on the residential amenity.He explained that 11 major projects were carried out in the hospital over the past eight years and this represented a massive intensification of use of a facility in the middle of a residential district. He added that a master plan should be submitted to enable the assessment of how the block fits in with proposed and past developments on the site. Limerick on Covid watch list TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Print This Post Combating Zombie Properties With Registries in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Abandoned Foreclosure New York Zombie Properties Previous: Examining Black Homeownership Trends Next: How AI Is Changing Mortgage June 4, 2019 1,435 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Home / Daily Dose / Combating Zombie Properties With Registries Abandoned Foreclosure New York Zombie Properties 2019-06-04 Seth Welborn Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago In recent years, New York has faced a rise of zombie properties, forcing both the state and local communities to brainstorm new ways to combat this legacy of the financial crisis. According to a new report, North Hempstead Town, New York, is considering creating a registry that would require banks and mortgage lenders to register properties that are in financial distress.According to Daniel George, who was hired by the town as a contractor to lead the initiative, the current estimate of 100 zombie houses is expected to rise as North Hempstead conducts inspections, Newsday reports. Officials said a registry of vacant zombie homes would generate revenue for the town, as mortgage lenders pay a fee for each registration and help municipalities track down the party responsible for the property.Meanwhile, other cities in New York are looking for ways to address their own zombie property issues. In recent years, New York has struggled with lingering foreclosure issues and urban blight related to abandoned properties. While foreclosures across New York have dropped by 46% since 2013, and the number of pending foreclosure cases in the state is down by half since 2014, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli warned earlier this year that “the foreclosure crisis is far from over,” adding, “New York must continue to support the programs and reforms that have helped homeowners avoid foreclosure and communities reduce blight caused by zombie properties.”“It’s time to rethink how we deal with vacant and abandoned properties,” said a white paper published by the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA). In the paper, the NMSA discussed some “common sense, practical, and affordable remedies,” aimed at reducing the costs of foreclosure practices and community blight.According to the white paper, titled “Understanding the True Costs of Abandoned Properties: How Maintenance Can Make a Difference,” the typical foreclosed home can impose costs of around $170,000, $85,000 of which is attributable to vacant property requirements and condition. Subscribe
Long week? Have no fear–Ghost Light is here to groove you into the weekend with the release of their second single set to appear on their forthcoming debut album, Best Kept Secrets. The new song is titled, “Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear”, and follows the previously-shared “Best Kept Secret”, which arrived with the album’s announcement last month.With “Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear”, the five-piece rock band once again showcases their knack for matching catchy melodies with the collective power of all their instruments for a fun 5:38-minute listening experience.Related: Ghost Light Announces Late-Night Show During 2019 Jazz FestThe song opens up with authority, as the fuzz of Tom Hamilton‘s guitar dances along with an opening solo while a communal chant of “Hey!” is heard in the background to get the energy going right out the gate. The song quickly takes a turn at the 0:38-second mark, when Hamilton trades his overdrive pedal for the warmth of an acoustic 12-string, only to come in with the opening lines of the first verse shortly thereafter.Guitarist Raina Mullen is also heard joining in on the fun in helping out with lead vocal duties during the second verse, and providing some excellent harmonic contrast alongside Hamilton during the choruses.The band’s two guitarists added a few thoughts on their new single to go with the song’s premiere on Thursday.“I had the framework of this song demoed out about five or six years ago when I was getting back into two things: listening to Brian Jonestown Massacre, and smoking pot,” Hamilton said with yesterday’s song premiere via Guitar Player. “I think you can cover the feel, guitar tones, and tempo shifts all within those two activities.”Hamilton also added, “The juxtaposition of tones was important. Sloppy fuzzed out electric guitars and then like a light switch, it’s lush and precise 12-stringed acoustic guitars. The tempo shifts. The male, then female voices. It tells a story, sonically.”Mullen also chimed in on mentioning what kind of sounds she had in mind for how the two guitarists should mesh their sounds for their latest recording, stating, “When Tom and I were putting together the guitarmony bit at the end, I wanted it to feel like a plane going in for a rough landing, and I think we nailed it,” Mullen added. “It’s turbulent and gritty and it’s fun to play.”The band will have plenty of chances to play their new original material live when they head on our their spring 2019 tour starting later this month with a show in Des Moines, IA on March 20th. Tickets for the upcoming concert run are on sale now, and can be purchased here.“Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear” is now available for streaming and digital download on major digital music platforms. Fans can check out the Spotify player below to stream the new tune.Best Kept Secrets is scheduled to arrive on March 22nd.Fans heading down to New Orleans during this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival can catch Ghost Light performing a late-night show on Saturday, April 27th (technically early-morning on April 28th) at Republic NOLA. The Ghost Light late-night will immediately follow Tom Hamilton‘s performance with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Mardi Gras World.Tickets for Ghost Light’s New Orleans late-night during Jazz Fest are available here.
Mesut Ozil’s agent has insisted there is “no chance” the German midfielder will leave Arsenal this summer. Two men threatened to “kill” Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil Dr Erkut Sogut says Ozil will stay in north London at least until the expiry of his current deal in June 2021. The 31-year-old was linked with an exit from the Gunners in January after struggling for game time and form in the first half of the campaign. He has enjoyed an extended run in the side under Mikel Arteta but failed to have a meaningful impact on proceedings as Arsenal suffered late heartbreak in the Europa League at the hands of Olympiakos on Thursday night Arsenal record £27.1m losses for 2019 – and Europa League failure could make 2020 worse “At the moment, we don’t even talk about it, because he still has one-and-a-half-years left,” he told the i.Advertisement Loading… “He still has 15 months to go. Until then, he will stay at Arsenal, for sure. He will stay until the end of his contract. There’s no chance he’ll leave.” Ozil moved to the Emirates from Real Madrid in January 2013 for £42.5million. He penned his current terms in 2018 and earns in the region of £350,000-a-week at Arsenal. When he does leave the Gunners, Ozil would likely be inundated with lucrative offers from China and the USA, but Sogut says he will continue playing at the highest level as long as possible. “He is going into the end of this contract, he will be 32 years old, he will be a free agent, and it’s not a bad situation,” he added. Read Also:Mesut Ozil misses Arsenal’s trip to Athens “And he will have probably a hundred million followers on the social media side at that time, his marketing will be bigger by that time. And he’s 32 so he can still go and play in top-level football for the next two or three years.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?A Museum To Rihanna’s Glory Could Soon Be OpenedWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better