Million-gallon leak found

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WhatsApp Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live A LEAK which has seen millions of gallons of water going down the drain over a period of seven years has provided the answer to why Shannon man, Pat Madden’s new water meter was telling him he had used 1.6 million litres in less than two months.The water meter installed in his home home clocked his water usage as being equal to flushing the loo 1,069 times a day or taking a bath 26 times a day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But on Wednesday, a crew from Irish Water dug until they found the cause of the problem – a badly leaking pipe in a corner of the gardenTaxi driver Pat Madden was astonished to discover that his meter showed he had used more than 1.5 million litres of water in the 79 days after it was installed – the equivalent, given the amount of water contained in a standard cistern, of flushing the toilet every 79 seconds.Mr Madden said that 19 days after the meter was installed, he checked the reading . “I was shocked – according to the meter, I had used 372,000 gallons of water. It was ticking so fast it sounded like a bomb”.Pat, who lives alone, took a test reading at 11am on November 26 and another one at 5pm that day.“It recorded that I had used 5,000 liters of water in that space of time – which was extraordinary, considering I wasn’t even at home.”After turning off the water going into the meter to see if it was working and establishing that it was, Mr Madden sealed off the water coming into his house. “But the thing kept registering water going through.“I never wanted this meter installed in the first place. I don’t mind paying for clean water but you can’t even drink the stuff coming out of the taps in Shannon – it smells like Parazone. I filter it twice before I use it for tea or cooking and I drink bottled water”.Withe the leak located and promptly repaired, Mr Madden said that “to be fair, if the water meter had not been installed I would still know nothing about a serious leak. I would advise people to check their use regularly after they have meters installed and question it if it’s excessive”. Email TAGSfeaturedIrish WaterlimerickShannon Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleBen Portsmouth is the Ultimate King of rock’n’rollNext articleNew album from Cathy Davey early 2015 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsBreaking newsMillion-gallon leak foundBy Bernie English – January 28, 2015 995 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedinlast_img

Industry Experts Polled on Housing Market

first_img Altisource Portfolio Solutions REO 2016-10-27 Kendall Baer About Author: Kendall Baer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: The New Role of Data and Analytics in the Industry Next: What Does the Latest Volume Summary Hold for Freddie Mac? Altisource Portfolio Solutions (Altisource), a provider of real estate, mortgage and technology services, polled 100 mortgage servicing professionals in attendance at the recent Five Star Conference and Expo in Dallas, the nation’s largest gathering of mortgage servicing professionals. The survey indicates that 38 percent of respondents believe offering more financing options to home buyers for auction properties will be a factor in attracting a more consumer-based audience.This was followed by over a third of respondents, or 34 percent, who say education about the auction market and the use of real estate agents to promote auction properties will be needed to attract consumer interest in purchasing REO homes. Furthermore, 28 percent of respondents view having access to more robust market data and insights as the most important aspect to make the greatest impact in the REO market.“The bank-owned real estate sector was largely untapped by individual home buyers until recently,” said John A. Vella, Chief Revenue Officer of Altisource. “Today, individual buyers can benefit from smart financing options like rehab financing, otherwise known as a FHA 203(k) loan, which bundles the home purchase price and renovation costs into a single mortgage. This is a huge step in the right direction because it can help buyers purchase affordable properties from the REO market, especially at a time when inventory is low and housing prices are continuing to climb.”This evolution is really interesting in the context of affordability issues across the country and a maturing REO market coming together to boost homeownership.The poll also found that 44 percent of participants are optimistic that continued low interest rates will encourage home buying and 39 percent of participants are optimistic about new financing options from lenders will broaden the buyer pool. Share Save Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 27, 2016 1,261 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Industry Experts Polled on Housing Market Tagged with: Altisource Portfolio Solutions REO Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Industry Experts Polled on Housing Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Uncategorized Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img

Aramide Oteh scores late winner for Bradford

first_imgRelatedPosts Aramide Oteh joins Walsall on loan  Notts County hopeful on Ameobi  FA Cup semi-finals: Gunners to battle winners of Bradford City, Reading Promotion-chasing Bradford stretched their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-0 win over Morecambe at Valley Parade. Substitute Aramide Oteh, on loan from QPR, scored the only goal 10 minutes from time when he forced home Connor Wood’s cross from close range. It had been a poor game up to that point, with Morecambe having the best chance when Steven Old headed Luke Conlan’s free-kick against the Bradford bar. James Vaughan flicked a Jake Reeves cross on to the top of the net as Morecambe frustrated the home side. Ritchie Sutton shot wide from a corner for the Shrimps before Oteh made the breakthrough. And Bradford came close to a second when fellow substitute Zeli Ismail sent a half-volley crashing against the bar from the edge of the penalty area.Tags: Aramide OtehBradfordMorecambelast_img

Lakers welcome maximum eight preseason games for extra evaluation

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “It’s interesting from a player point of view,” Rivers said. “They want to play in the games, they want to play more minutes because they know they have only six games.”Few Lakers players are looking for rest in the eight-game schedule, however.Jordan Clarkson said the extra games are necessary schooling before the regular season tips off on Oct. 26 against Houston – a team that will have played seven preseason games.“That’s where we get to compete against different people,” he said. “Work on different things. We’re still continuing to put more stuff in, in terms of offensively and still working on our defensive stuff.”Cuts to comeThe Lakers are running out of time to decide on their final roster cuts before the regular season starts next week. They currently have 17 players for 15 positions.“It’s going to be really hard,” Walton said. “Honestly, I have no idea right now who those two will be.”Veterans Metta World Peace, Yi Jianlian and Thomas Robinson are thought to be battling for the 15th spot. Yi last played in the NBA in 2012, but has starred in China since then and was considered the likely backup at center.Robinson has played for five teams in his first four NBA seasons – the Lakers would be his sixth – while the 36-year-old World Peace was a surprise add to the training camp roster after appearing in 35 games with the Lakers last season.“Everyone’s worked very hard and has been great,” Walton said. “Done everything we’ve asked. Been good teammates. It’s going to be a very tough decision when we have to make it.”Walton said he will discuss the options with General Manager Mitch Kupchak, and then meet with the released players.“I like honesty,” Walton said. “I’ll meet with whoever those players are, and give them my honest opinion of why we did it and I think most players will respect that.”AlsoWalton said he did not know whether Clarkson would remain in the starting lineup after shooting 4 for 14 from the field Saturday against Golden State. He averaged 14.4 points through five games as a reserve. … Jose Calderon did not practice Monday due to the left calf strain that kept him out of Saturday’s loss. Walton said the Lakers would “take the time to make sure it’s 100 percent before we get into the regular season.” Eight remains the maximum number of games. And although the NBA has discussed reducing that number, most teams already play six or seven. Only a few, including the Lakers, Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets will play eight this season.The Lakers are 2-4 so far, with games against the Warriors on Wednesday in San Diego and the Phoenix Suns on Friday in Anaheim remaining.Each game is a chance for evaluation, Walton said.“It’s a lot of new guys (playing) together,” Walton said. “It’s a lot of guys we want to get playing time for. It’s one thing to look good in practice every day, which we’ve done, but then how that translates to a game, the more opportunities we have to do that and then be able to come back and make corrections, for right now I think is a benefit for us.”Last week, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he preferred a six-game schedule – which his team played last season, as well – because it made it easier for players to log more minutes.center_img EL SEGUNDO >> Luke Walton knows his team is in the minority.Under normal circumstances, he’d prefer an October schedule like the Clippers or even the Warriors. But this month, his Lakers are among just a handful of teams that will complete an eight-game preseason schedule.“I think it’s good for us,” Walton said. “Normally I would say let’s play six and have more practice time, but I think for our group it’s good to get some run against other teams.”Where most teams are moving to fewer preseason games in an effort to reduce the strain on their players, the Lakers are trying to take full advantage of a busy slate. In addition to a first-year head coach in Walton, the Lakers have two new starters and the No. 2 pick in June’s draft, Brandon Ingram, coming off the bench.last_img