Con-man cashes in on respite plight

first_imgEmail Linkedin THE Brothers of Charity have warned that a bogus fundraiser has been calling to County Limerick homes claiming to be collecting for the respite centre.Head of Finance at the charity, Mary Dundon told the Limerick Post that the con artist has been exploiting the good will of people who are aware of the plight of respite services, which have seen a dramatic reduction in government funding in recent months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The head of quality here, who lives in Pallasgreen, had a call from a neighbour who was visited by a man whom she described as well-dressed and who produced a bank account number that he claimed was in use by the charity”, Ms Dundon told this newspaper.“We have no idea who he is and we certainly have not received any donations from him. We have not begun our fundraising drive as of yet and would not be in favour of door to door collections in any case.“People have read about our situation and are eager to help, but we want to ensure that they don’t hand over their hard earned money to this con artist, who is evidently using the money for his own gain”.Meanwhile gardaí are warning that bogus workers are continuing to call to houses across Limerick, conning people out of their money.“If you are in doubt regarding the identity of a person calling to your home please err on the side of caution and don’t allow them in. If you have any concerns call your local Garda Station”, said a garda spokesperson. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCon-man cashes in on respite plightBy admin – August 19, 2010 510 WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Print Previous articleKiely scuppers move to stall managerNext articleCreditors lose €1.7m after Clancy’s goes into liquidation adminlast_img read more

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Strong Seller’s Market

first_img  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Weighs in on Housing Sentiment Next: The Week Ahead: Eye on U.S. Mortgage Performance Trends Tagged with: Housing Market Inventory Minneapolis Minnesota Pro Teck Sevices Housing Market Inventory Minneapolis Minnesota Pro Teck Sevices 2018-12-07 Donna Joseph Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save December 7, 2018 985 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 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 Home / Daily Dose / Strong Seller’s Market Strong Seller’s Marketcenter_img About Author: Donna Joseph in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Servicing Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Wisconsin featured in the top 10 list of hottest markets in Pro Teck Sevices’ Housing Market Report for the first time. In its monthly housing value forecast, Pro Teck took a closer look at some of the activities in the single-family home markets in the top 200 metropolitan areas in the U.S.Quoting other sources, the report stated that Minnesota was ranked at 3 and 5 best state to live in by CNBC and 24/7 Wall Street, respectively. The rankings are based on key indicators such as poverty rates, life expectancy, population growth, unemployment rates, education, crime rates and quality of life. Factoring in these indicators, the report revealed that Minnesota recorded the highest high school graduation rate at 93.1 percent. The state also reflected the largest share of the population with post-secondary education at 74.4 percent.According to the report, Minnesota has added 37,000 jobs over the last year and recorded employment rates at 2.8 percent. It also pointed out a steady growth in the state’s population at 7.3 percent. The reports noted significant improvements in the Twin Cities’ markets over the past two years. The home prices in Minneapolis/St. Paul is up by 16 percent from pre-recession levels, the report found. Minneapolis metro is a strong seller’s market with more and more people looking to put down roots in such a favorable location. The month’s remaining inventory is at a mere 2.47. The active days on market for the metro is at just 50 days—the lowest number recorded by Pro Teck in its top 10 rankings. The number of listings saw a decline by 16 percent this month and is projected to continue, the report said.  Read the full report here. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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‘Question Of Saving Lives Of Critical Patients’: P & H HC Asks Centre To Reconsider Ban On Import Of Used Ventilators [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Question Of Saving Lives Of Critical Patients’: P & H HC Asks Centre To Reconsider Ban On Import Of Used Ventilators [Read Order] Mehal Jain5 Aug 2020 8:19 PMShare This – xAmidst the COVID pandemic, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday asked the Centre to examine whether the use of imported refurbished ventilators can be permitted, suggesting a reconsideration of the ban on import of used ventilators.”We prima facie feel that in case, the aforesaid ventilators are put to use, it may be of help to some serious patients”, opined Justices Rajan Gupta…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAmidst the COVID pandemic, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday asked the Centre to examine whether the use of imported refurbished ventilators can be permitted, suggesting a reconsideration of the ban on import of used ventilators.”We prima facie feel that in case, the aforesaid ventilators are put to use, it may be of help to some serious patients”, opined Justices Rajan Gupta and Karamjit Singh. At the previous hearing, the bench was informed that the import of used critical care equipment has been prohibited inter alia due to the following reasons:-a. Ensuring quality control: Used critical care equipment can be sold as refurbished without being actually assessed in terms of quality, safety and effectiveness. Moreover, there could also be issues regarding repair, maintenance, availability of spare parts and compatibility with older versions of equipment.b. Major risk to patients: Considering that critical care equipment are mainly used in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), there is a legitimate risk that the equipment could endanger the lives of patients in critical conditions who require intensive care. The used critical care equipment could also act as a possible source of hospital acquired infection which may come along with the equipment.Further wear and tear or in-orderly functioning of such equipment could be life threatening to patients in the ICUs.c. Discourage local manufacturing and use of locally produced used equipment: It may be noted that medical electronics is one of the nine sub sector working groups under the electronic system sector in ‘Make in India’. Importing critical care equipment can disincentivize local manufacturers of critical care equipment and can also cause competition with usage of domestic used critical care equipment in the health industry.d. Generation of E-waste at a faster pace: Since the working life of second hand/used equipment will certainly be lesser than new equipment, the used equipment will reach end-of-life at a faster pace contributing to the electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) generation in the country. Ensuring environmentally sound management of e-waste is already a major concern which could get exacerbated if imports of used critical care equipment are allowed.However, the division bench had sought the independent opinion of an expert to ascertain whether the ventilators imported from another country would be hazardous for use in the hospitals in India.On Tuesday, the bench took note of the report that ventilators of reputed brands and found to be in working condition may be put to use subject to clarification of disinfection, effectiveness and assured maintenance by the refurbishing company.Accordingly, the bench required a copy of the report be supplied to the ASG for the UOI to enable him to seek instructions, particularly, “keeping in view the matter involves the question of saving lives of critical patients”. The bench also called for details as to which authority can certify regarding disinfection and effectiveness. Meanwhile, the bench also asked the refurbishing company to submit a certificate of disinfection, their effectiveness and assured maintenance as regards the 32 ventilators imported by the petitioner-firm, to the Director, Department of Medical Education and Research, Government of Punjab.Click here to download the Order Next Storylast_img read more

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