Harlem Abolition Forum counters police violence

first_imgAn Abolition Forum in Harlem on Oct. 1 included free food, drinks, talks by activists, a recording from political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, and two lawyers explaining people’s rights and how to interact with the police. The day ended with a self-defense class by Ray and Mike of Brooklyn-based POP Gym.Up to 12 cops and their captain showed up at the event, plus a community affairs officer. Shannon, an activist, got them to buzz off when she told them that she is a New York City Housing Authority resident and that the organizers didn’t need a permit for anything. They lingered until the last of us left at 5:30 p.m.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Limerick family grieving tragedy of second road death

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook The accident that claimed the life of Shane Mulcahy was discovered on Monday morning lastA COUNTY Limerick family and community have been left grieving following a seventh death on Limerick roads.Shane Mulcahy (35), a single man from Herbertstown, died when his car went off the road about two miles from the County Limerick village.This is the second road tragedy to visit the Mulcahy family after deceased man’s teenage sister Naomi, died 13 years ago when she was just 16 as a result of a car crash that also claimed the lives of two other teenagers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Siblings of Mr Mulcahy, who were abroad, have travelled home to Ireland to be with their mother Aideen.Their father John died a few years before Naomi’s death.Limerick City and County Councillor Bill O’Donnell said: “The whole place is in shock, just numbed. The Mulcahy family have endured an intense level of tragedy.“Shane was the eldest and Naomi the youngest. It’s very hard to comprehend the tragedy that has hit the Mulcahy family with these two fatal road accidents.”The alarm about the fatal crash was raised at about 5.30am on Monday morning by a passing motorist.Mr Mulcahy was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to University Hospital Limerick where a postmortem was carried out.Mr Mulcahy worked with a company in Limerick and lived with his mother.Gardaí at Roxboro Road station in Limerick are appealing for public [email protected]center_img Print Email NewsLimerick family grieving tragedy of second road deathBy Staff Reporter – March 16, 2016 1112 Previous articleLimerick professionals work longer than their contracted hoursNext articleNetwork Limerick told tales of ‘Breaking glass ceilings’ Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Mortgage Default Rate Declines For First Time in Seven Months

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago March 17, 2015 993 Views The first mortgage default rate declined by two basis points from January to February, marking the first month-over-month decrease since July 2014, according to the S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices for February 2015 released Tuesday.According to February’s first mortgage default index, the rate ticked downward to 1.00 percent in February from 1.02 percent in January after seven months of increases since falling to its lowest level of 0.88 in July 2014. February’s first mortgage default rate represents a decline of 23 basis points from February 2014 (1.23 percent). The rate recently experienced its largest increase in the previous 15 months (five basis points) from November to December 2014.”Mortgage default rates, the largest component in the national index, held steady and prevented a rise in the national numbers,” said David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “A true test of consumer credit quality and the prospects for future default rates will come in the second half of 2015 by which time the Fed will most likely have begun to raise interest rates. Given current low levels of default rates and low debt service burdens, there are no concerns of a consumer credit crisis any time soon.”The second mortgage default index, meanwhile, increased month-over-month in February by two basis points up to 0.66 percent. Year-over-year, however, this index dropped by three basis points from the 0.69 percent that was reported in February 2014.The national composite default index, which includes first and second mortgage defaults as well as those on bank cards and auto loans, stayed flat from January to February at 1.12 percent. The national composite index was down by 18 basis points year-over-year in February (from 1.30 percent reported in February 2014). The bank card default rate and the auto default rate increased by 23 basis points and three basis points month-over-month, respectively. Blitzer said all signs point to an improving economy, combined with the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Summary for February which reported job gains of 294,000 nationwide for the month and a drop in unemployment rate down to 5.5 percent, its lowest level in nearly seven years.”The combination of a strong February employment report and continued low oil prices all point to a buoyant economy with optimistic consumers,” Blitzer said. “The recent, though modest, increases in default rates for bank cards and auto loans suggest that consumers are becoming more free-spending.” First Mortgage Default Index S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices S&P 2015-03-17 Brian Honea Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Survey: Investors Still Prefer Flipping Despite Rising Rents, Low Vacancy Rates Next: Report: JPMorgan Chase to Buy $45 Billion in Agency Performing Loans From Ocwen Mortgage Default Rate Declines For First Time in Seven Months Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Default Rate Declines For First Time in Seven Months Sign up for DS News Daily Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Tagged with: First Mortgage Default Index S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices S&P Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday August 14th

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Previous articleWATCH LIVE – Tunes From An Empty ClubNext article67 new Covid-19 cases confirmed this evening News Highland Google+ Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday August 14th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/14frinews.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – August 14, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday August 14th WhatsApplast_img read more

Speculation mounts over two Junior Ministers for Donegal

first_imgSpeculation is mounting that there could be two Junior Ministers for Donegal as part of the announcement tomorrow. Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh and Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue are widely tipped to receive junior minister portfolios.It follows serious concern raised locally and along the west coast that from Donegal to Limerick is not represented at Cabinet level.Fianna Fail Cllr Patrick McGowan is confident that the Taoiseach will address the issue:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/patdfgdfgdfgdfricraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Speculation mounts over two Junior Ministers for Donegal AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleLatest rescue ‘neigh’ bother for Bundoran RNLI!Next articleBig uptake in Mica Redress Scheme in less than 24 hours News Highland center_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – June 30, 2020 WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

RSA acknowledges lengthy waits for driving tests

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further By News Highland – September 28, 2020 Facebook RSA acknowledges lengthy waits for driving tests Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleSlaughtneil and Magherfelt to meet in Derry FinalNext articleMABS urges people not to allow money issues affect their health News Highland Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp More than 85,000 people around the country are now waiting on a driving test.Road Safety Authority figures seen by the Irish Examiner show the average wait time for a test is now nearly eight months, up from six weeks pre-Covid-19.There are three test centres in Donegal, Buncrana, Donegal Town, and Letterkenny. The RSA says at present, it’s not possible to publish indicative waiting times for each centre. Twitterlast_img read more

Effects of sea ice cover on the swarming behaviour of Antarctic krill,Euphausia superba

first_imgMuch of the distribution range of Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, is covered by permanent or seasonal sea ice. Sea ice extent has been implicated as a major factor affecting reproductive success of krill and krill dispersal, but little is known of the way in which ice cover may influence krill behaviour. This is largely because the under-ice environment is difficult to study. Ship-borne echosounders have, however, detected krill aggregations in midwater in ice-covered regions. We used 120-kHz echograms collected underway during three cruises that crossed ice-covered and adjacent open waters in the Bellingshausen, Weddell, and Scotia seas to compare morphological and next-neighbour characteristics of krill swarms within and without ice cover. No significant differences were detected between the horizontal and vertical extent of swarms or swarm next-neighbour distance in ice-covered or open waters. Distributions of swarm mid-depths did, however, differ significantly between ice-covered and open areas in all three seas, although the direction of difference was not the same in each instance: swarms in the Weddell and Scotia seas were generally shallower under ice than in open water, whereas in the Bellingshausen Sea the opposite prevailed.last_img read more

An investigation into the correlation of geomagnetic storms with tropospheric parameters over the South Pole

first_imgWe test the proposal that the Sun’s magnetic activity,communicated via the solar wind, provides a link betweensolar variability and the Earth’s climate in the Antarctictroposphere. The strength of a geomagnetic storm is oneindicator of the state of the solar wind; therefore, we use the dates of 51 moderate to strong winter geomagnetic stormsfrom the period 1961–1990 to conduct a series of superposedepoch analyses of the winter South Pole isobaric height andtemperature, at pressures of between 100–500mbar. UsingStudent’s t -test to compare the mean value of the pre- andpost-storm data sets, we find no evidence to support the hypothesis that there is a statistically-significant correlation between the onset of a geomagnetic storm and changes in the isobaric temperature or height of the troposphere and lower stratopshere over the South Pole during winter months. This concurs with a similar study of the variability of the troposphere and lower stratosphere over the South Pole (Lam and Rodger, 2002) which uses drops in the level of observed galactic cosmic ray intensity, known as Forbush decreases, as a proxy for solar magnetic activity instead of geomagnetic storms.last_img read more

Using ecosystem monitoring data to detect impacts

first_imgThe purpose of ecosystem monitoring programs is to indicate the state of ecosystems and whether they have been impacted by activities such as fishing. This paper discusses a rangeof methods for inferring such impacts using monitoring data with no control sites. These methods assess either (i) the expected probability of an observed value in an unimpactedsystem, or (ii) the frequency of values below a fixed reference point. The second approach allows inference criteria based on changes in this frequency rather than by reference to a critical probability. All methods would have provided a sustained indication of a significantdecline in Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) pup production at South Georgia from the early 1990s within a few years of its onset, but a fixed reference point method could have provided this sustained indication from the onset. Furthermore, simulation of all methods suggests that the total probability of error (false positives and false negatives combined) is lowest with fixed reference point methods. The probabilities of Type I andType II error can be evaluated analytically for these methods, which facilitates decision-making based on attitudes to risk.last_img read more

YESTERYEAR: Helfrich Park by Pat Sides

first_imgYESTERYEAR: Helfrich Park by Pat SidesAt the urging of the West Side Nut Club, the city purchased a large tract of land for recreational purposes from Michael Helfrich, civic leader and businessman. The park, formally opened in 1924, was designed by Tom Bendelow, a nationally renowned golf course architect. To promote public use, it featured numerous tennis courts, football and baseball fields, as well as an 18-hole golf course; a swimming pool and shelter house were added later. These young athletes gathered at Helfrich Park’s baseball diamond in April 1952 to begin practice for the new season. The street in the background is St. Joseph Avenue, just north of West Maryland Street.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more