Rape survivors invited to official launch of group in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Previous articleWhat Next for contempary dance graduatesNext articleWATCH: Munster move top of Conf A with bonus point win over Connacht 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. Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin TAGSCommunitygrouphealthLimerick City and CountyNewssupport WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Survivors Support Anonomous founder Leona O’Callaghan who is one of the exhibition organisers.Photo: Liam BurkeAN EXHIBITION featuring the clothes worn by women when they were attacked and raped may still come to Limerick.The ‘Not Consent’ exhibition has been deferred but Limerick rape survivor Leona O’Callaghan, the founder of the ‘Survivor Support Anonymous’ group, will still launch her support group as planned.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She has joined forces with Ruth Maxwell and Shaneda Daly to mount the exhibition in Limerick which displays the actual clothing of rape victims that was worn at the time of their attack. It may still come here at a later date“It attempts to emphasise the insignificance of clothing during rape trials. Our message is Clothes do not cause rape, rapists cause rape, victim blaming is not okay,” Leona told the Limerick Post.“When I got dressed this morning, I questioned if the coat I was bringing was warm enough. I asked myself if the shoes I chose were comfortable enough, if I needed to walk far. I was wondering if my cardigan clashed a bit with my jumpsuit and I looked too maroon.“What I didn’t do is ask if my underwear would get me raped today. Are we now living in a time where I need to?” she asked.Ms O’Callaghan recently saw the man who had repeatedly raped and abused her sentenced in court for his crimes.Patrick O’Dea, also known as “Whacker” of Pike Avenue, Limerick, pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial at the Central Criminal Court to charges of sexual assault and rape on dates in 1994 and 1995.Her experiences fuelled Ms O’Callaghan’s desire to offer support to other victims and she formed Survivor Support Anonymous, the official launch of which will take place on the night.SSA provides a safe place where those affected by abuse (sexual, physical and domestic) can learn to heal and recover from their trauma through the 12 steps of recovery. The group was founded by Leona and is also facilitated by Shaneda Daly, founder of Survivors Side by Side.The support group will be launched at the Limerick Health Hub in Patrick Street from 1 to 8pm on Thursday, January 17 with speakers expected at 6pm.Invited speakers include Ruth Coppinger, Debbie Cole, Priscilla and Ainee Grainger, Jessica Bowes and the organisers of the event amongst others. Twitter Email NewsCommunityHealthRape survivors invited to official launch of group in LimerickBy Bernie English – January 7, 2019 1010 Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printlast_img read more

Ginnie Mae Updates Its Outline for the Future

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Ginnie Mae Updates Its Outline for the Future Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha June 11, 2019 1,354 Views Home / Daily Dose / Ginnie Mae Updates Its Outline for the Future Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Secondary Market This week, Ginnie Mae published an update to its Ginnie Mae 2020 white paper that was released in 2018. Apart from a detailed progress report on what it planned to accomplish by next year, the update also gave some proposals on housing finance reform.The report noted that under the Presidential Memorandum signed in March 2019, Ginnie Mae and other federalstakeholders “have been directed to propose reforms for the U.S. housing finance system.”Ginnie Mae said that this directive meant that the agency would modernize its operations and technology and also propose administrative and legislative changes, “that enhance our program requirements and our standards, ensuring safety and soundness.”Additionally, the report indicated that the reform plan could also include “further policy consideration not presented in this update.”Looking at the progress that the agency had made towards the goals enumerated in its Ginnie Mae 2020 white paper, the update indicated that Ginnie Mae’s mortgage-backed securities (MBS) platform remained robust and secure. While modernization would remain a top priority, Ginnie Mae said that its state-of-the-art platform already had the ability to easily scale without market disruption or operational incidents” as demonstrated in the period since the 2008 financial crisis, when the total MBS outstanding grew from less than $500 billion to over $2.1 trillion today.””At $2.1 trillion in size and growing, the Ginnie Mae MBS portfolio is an integral component of the U.S. mortgage finance system,” said Maren Kasper, Acting President, Ginnie Mae. “Ginnie Mae continues to demonstrate its capacity to effectively operate and maintain a state-of-the-art technology platform and counterparty risk framework, keeping pace with innovation and evolution in the mortgage finance system.”The agency said that the update included its efforts to continue to improve operations, enhance the user experience, and move towards adopting digital mortgages against the modernizations benchmarks presented in its white paper last year.Additionally, Ginnie Mae said that it continued to evolve its counterparty risk management program and maintaining a strong focus on program innovation.”This allows us to fulfill our mission by facilitating liquidity in the American housing market, ensuring the health of the Ginnie Mae security and protecting taxpayer interests,” Kasper said. “The report details the progress we have made in the last year and outlines our blueprint for the future.”Click here to read the full report. Ginnie Mae Housing Finance Reform Mortgage-Backed Securities Technology 2019-06-11 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: U.S. Real Estate is a Hot Commodity for Foreign Buyers Next: The Disaster Delinquency Factor  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Ginnie Mae Housing Finance Reform Mortgage-Backed Securities Technologylast_img read more

March Madness 2019: 3 takeaways from Duke’s ACC Tournament championship win over Florida State

first_img March Madness 2019: North Carolina’s Cameron Johnson says loss to Duke ‘will hurt for a little bit’ Here are three takeaways from the ACC championship game:Blue Devils have a No. 1 seed locked upThere is no longer any doubt: The Blue Devils will be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after the win over Florida State.Duke was on track to earn a top spot in the tournament for much of the season but lost three of its final six regular season games after Williamson went down with a sprained knee.Williamson, however, returned for the ACC Tournament and dominated during the Blue Devils’ conference title run, tallying 81 total points in his three appearances.The Blue Devils have been the best team in the country with Williamson on the floor and they’ll be rewarded with a prime position in the bracket on Selection Sunday. They could even be slotted in as the top overall team in the tournament.North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan State and Gonzaga are also in contention for a No. 1 seed.FSU managed to expose the Blue Devils’ biggest weaknessFlorida State dared Duke to shoot from the outside.The Seminoles helped off almost every opposing player, including Jones, Jordan Goldwire and Javin DeLaurier. They used the extra defenders to pack the paint in an attempt to limit driving lanes for Williamson and Barrett.That strategy worked, in one sense, as Duke connected on one of its nine shots from behind the arc in the first half and hit just 14.3 percent of its 3-pointers in the game.Duke, however, relied less on its outside shooting in the second half. It attacked the rim and pushed the pace, which negated its struggles from deep.The Blue Devils entered the game shooting just 30.5 percent from 3-point range this season.Duke’s future opponents may look to replicate parts of Florida State’s defensive game plan in the NCAA Tournament.Duke can win with its defenseDuke’s defense carried it to the victory Saturday. NC Central coach: Us playing Zion Williamson would be like my 6-year-old son playing me Zion Williamson registered a game-high 21 points and five rebounds to lead Duke to the victory. RJ Barrett chipped in 17 points and Tre Jones added 18.V̶ ̶I̶ ̶S̶ ̶I̶ ̶O̶ ̶N̶V I Z I O Npic.twitter.com/DPlA623Rox— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 17, 2019Mfiondu Kabengele scored 14 points off the bench for Florida State in the losing effort. Related Newscenter_img The Blue Devils will enter the NCAA Tournament with a ton of momentum.Duke took control in the second half and held on for a 73-63 win over Florida State in the ACC Tournament championship game Friday. The victory gave the Blue Devils their second postseason title in the last three seasons. The Blue Devils had no momentum offensively in the game’s opening 20 minutes. So, they picked up their intensity on the other end of the floor after halftime. They pressured the ball and locked down on shooters, which then allowed them to get out in transition off of turnovers and missed shots.Duke held Florida State to 30.6 percent shooting and forced 12 turnovers. It wasn’t a pretty victory, yet it’s one that should give the Blue Devils confidence moving forward as they learned they can win despite not having their A game.last_img read more