Thousands brave the wind and rain for the 49th Limerick International…

first_imgEmail Members of Charlotte Catholic High School Band. Photo: Cian ReinhardtCHARLOTTE Catholic High School, North Carolina, USA have been named as the overall winners of the 49th Limerick International Band Championship – Ireland’s only marching band competition.Thousands of spectators braved the rain and wind in Limerick City as they cheered and supported the 1,300 musicians from 20 bands who took part in this year’s event.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bands from the United States, Estonia, England, Northern Ireland, Limerick and across Ireland marched down O’Connell Street in Limerick as part of the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival 2019.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr James Collins said, “There was high energy and high entertainment.  The people of Limerick came out to support it again despite the weather.  The rain didn’t stop anybody having fun, it was fantastic.”“It is a great event for Limerick.”The band was presented with the Kenneally Jewellers Perpetual Trophy as overall winners of the championship.The winners in the other categories were:Best International Band – Slippery Rock University Marching Pride Band, PennsylvaniaBest Youth Band – Banna Chluain Meala, ClonmelBest Local Band – Newcastle West Pipe BandBest Musical Performance – The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, New JerseyBest Uniform – Mullingar Town BandMost Entertaining Performance – Clondalkin Youth BandSpecial Judges’ Award (Pipe Band) – Killorglin and District Pipe BandSpecial Judges’ Award – Friendship Band, Northern IrelandSpecial Judges’ Award – Glen Ridge High School, New JerseyBands performed at the reviewing stand for three minutes as part of the judging process with the winners announced at Arthur’s Quay Park following the competition.Photo: Cian ReinhardrtPerformances at the 49th Limerick International Band Championship were judged by an international panel consisting of: Prof Stan Michalski, Cindy Scheid, Dr James Standland, Evelyn Grant and Niall Carroll.The head judge, Prof Michalski said, “It was outstanding due to the weather to see all the musicians so enthused.  We were very much impressed.  It would have been especially difficult for those playing the woodwind instruments.  The musicians playing the brass instruments would get away with it.  We had snow last year, rain this year – next year it’s going to be sunshine!”“I want to congratulate all the bands for taking the opportunity to walk through the entire parade, because it was very difficult on the instrumentalists with the weather being so wet.” Print NewsCommunityEntertainmentMusicVideoThousands brave the wind and rain for the 49th Limerick International Band ChampionshipBy Staff Reporter – March 19, 2019 1090 Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleThe Breakdown EP94: Six Nations Post Mortem & Throwing the Baby Out with the BathwaterNext articleFresh Film Festival announces 2019 programme Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Why Reverse Mortgages Keep Moving Forward

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post March 18, 2019 3,933 Views For many older homeowners, reverse mortgages are an easy way to tap into their home’s equity. Despite many misconceptions about reverse mortgages, they may not even be as risky as many believe, according to experts, as more and more homeowners take advantage of the product.An article from Bloomberg explores the recent movement to reverse mortgages. Despite the risk, such as taxes, insurance, maintenance, and utilities as well as a risk of foreclosure, reverse mortgages are still a viable equity alternative to selling and moving. Tightening rules after 2008, including requiring homeowners to show they can afford tax and insurance payments, has reduced the risks involved with reverse mortgages since then. However, some still note the risks involved“The profits are significant, the oversight is minimal, and greed could work to the disadvantage of seniors who should be protected by government programs and not targeted as prey,” said Dave Stevens, CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association on Bloomberg.DS News reported earlier that, according to LendingTree and data from the Federal Housing Authority’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, HECMs originated in the 100 studied cities at an average rate of 7.1 loans per 1,000 homeowners over the age of 60 between 2012 and 2017. The top city, Virginia Beach, boasted a rate of 13.8 loans per 1,000 homeowners over the age of 60.Government-back loans as a whole have seen a resurgence. Kroll Bond Ratings Agency reported 63 percent increase in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issued in 2018 over 2017. The report indicated that if the U.S. GDP was to grow at the steady pace it has this year, until July 2019, the year could see “another robust issuance year in 2019.” However, factors such as higher interest rates, home price moderation, and widening spreads that have been experienced by the market in the last few weeks are likely headwinds that might pull down the performance of RMBS next year, the report revealed.”Given the potential downside risks, we aren’t forecasting issuance growth in 2019, but believe issuance will be comparable to 2018 levels,” KBRA stated in the outlook. Bloomberg HECM Kroll Bond Rating LendingTree Reverse Mortgages RMBS 2019-03-18 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Bloomberg HECM Kroll Bond Rating LendingTree Reverse Mortgages RMBS About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Why Reverse Mortgages Keep Moving Forwardcenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Why Reverse Mortgages Keep Moving Forward Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Court Approves $13.8M Wells Fargo Settlement Next: Fair Warning: State Supreme Court Rules on Foreclosure Notices Subscribelast_img read more

Missing Dearborn County Woman Found In Pond

first_imgAn Aurora woman who was missing for several hours was found dead in a pond on Wednesday morning.Paula Lynn Dean, 57, was reported missing about three hours before emergency personnel, who were looking for her, found her body in a private pond on Dutch Mill Road.The woman who had Alzheimer’s, was located around 9:00 a.m. Police do not believe foul play was involved.Family members said Dean was a very loving and upbeat person, and always a smile and good word for everyone. She was a 35 year employee of Aurora Casket Company.An autopsy will be held to determine the exact cause of death.last_img