Limerick’s Rebecca wrestling with sporting history

first_imgFacebook Twitter Previous articleUniversity of Limerick study finding shows Pac-Man provides insights into human behaviourNext articleScramblers are creating havoc on Childers Road in Limerick Alan Jacques TAGSlocal newsNewsSportwrestlemaniawrestlingwwe Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Printcenter_img Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick-born champion wrestler Rebecca Quin, who fights under the ring name of Becky Lynch.LIMERICK professional wrestler Rebecca Quin could have a former world champion in her corner when she makes wrestling history next week.The 32-year-old, who is better known by her ring name Becky ‘The Man’ Lynch, will feature in the first ever female headline event at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey on April 7.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Her bout with Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair will be the highlight of Wrestlemania  35 which will have a worldwide television audience of several millions. She will be the first non-North American to headline the WWE flagship event since Andre the Giant took on Hulk Hogan in 1987.And the champion in her corner could be non other than fellow Irish combat professional Conor “The Notorious” McGregor.McGregor, a two weight UFC world champion, has been a prominent supporter of the Limerick born WWE star and speculation that he would appear at Wrestlemania was heightened after he tweeted his retirement on Tuesday.Irish WWE wrestler Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt) responded to McGregor’s tweet posting “see you at mania brother”.Last November, tweets shared between McGregor and Becky Lynch indicated that she had an ally in the controversial UFC fighter.Lynch, who grew up in Dublin but now lives and fights in the US has emerged as the most popular Irish wrestler since starting her career at a school run by Finn Bálor in 2002.During the early stages of her career, she moved to Canada before being forced to take a seven year break from the ring after sustaining a serious head injury. She returned to full fight status in 2013.In 2018, the Limerick star was named wrestler of the year by Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports. Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year NewsSportOtherLimerick’s Rebecca wrestling with sporting historyBy Alan Jacques – March 29, 2019 3989 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

With Your Permission: Data and Default Servicing

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features, Technology Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago With Your Permission: Data and Default Servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 17, 2020 1,602 Views Previous: Leading Dems Seeking Funds for Servicers Next: The Week Ahead: Updates on COVID-19 Challenges Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Share Save Lynn Sheck is the SVP of Enterprise and Strategic Sales at Finicity. In her role, she manages the enterprise sales team and works strategically with her team and across the organization to drive revenue. With over 20 years’ experience in sales and business development leadership, Sheck brings an outstanding track record of successfully partnering with our clients to meet their business objectives. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Consumer-permissioned data is already reshaping the loan origination verification process. Using data permissioned directly from their bank accounts, borrowers can apply for a mortgage and verify their assets, income, and employment, all while avoiding the lengthy and often inaccurate experience of verification via paper statements. Direct access to bank accounts has made verification faster, easier, and more streamlined for both borrowers and loan officers.Now, default servicers can harness the same data to predict missed payments and defaults, monitor financial wellness, create new business through refinances, and provide tools to borrowers that help them improve their financial literacy and likelihood to repay.Consumer-Permissioned Data BasicsConsumer-permissioned data is the transactional and account-level information found in a customer’s bank statement, which the customer has permissioned a business to access on their behalf. This all happens in a matter of minutes through a portal that’s branded for the lender or servicer. Consumers can simply select their bank, login to their profile, and permission the selected accounts from which they want to provide data.Regulators recently recognized that the use of this data may improve the speed and accuracy of credit decisions, help firms evaluate the creditworthiness of consumers, and provide similar benefits in the servicing realm.Applying Consumer-Permissioned Data to ServicingOnce a loan has closed, servicers can receive ongoing permissioned data for enhanced visibility into the health of their borrower.By combining transaction data with credit files, servicers can see an up-to-date debt-to-income (DTI) ratio each month. A consistently increasing DTI ratio could signal problems ahead.Similarly, servicers can identify income via direct deposit transactions. Any interruption to vital income could be an early warning sign of a lost job and the potential for an upcoming missed payment.Other indicators, like cash on hand, positive balances, or recency and frequency of transactions, can serve as wellness signals across the life of a loan. Servicers can use these indicators to suggest the right programs to borrowers before, during, or after they default.Servicers can also use this data to make personalized recommendations to their borrowers. These opportunities include refinances, home equity loans or other mortgage products. If you provide services beyond mortgages, you can also use permissioned data to determine who would be a good fit for personal loans, credit cards, or other products offered by your institution.In addition to internal uses, servicers can also share this with their borrowers through a personal finance management (PFM) application. Insights into their own household’s financial situation can help borrowers stay on track or improve habits, reducing the chance of default. In a pilot program, we found that borrowers who used a PFM after a loan modification increased their likelihood to stay current over the next six months.Not only can consumer-permissioned data aid in traditional servicing, but it can also help service loans better, broaden financial products, and even empower your consumers with access to more insights into their financial health and wellness. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / With Your Permission: Data and Default Servicing Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Lynn Sheck 2020-04-17 Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

31 Fertilizer numbers

first_imgVolume XXIXNumber 1Page 31 By Clint WaltzUniversity of GeorgiaAll plants require nutrients to grow and develop properly.Various nutrients affect plants differently and are needed invarying amounts.Essential nutrients are just that: essential. Plants have to havethem to sustain the vigor they need to resist environmentalstresses, weeds, diseases, insects and other pests.The 16 essential nutrients are broken into two categories,primary (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) and secondary(calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron and others).The primary nutrients get the most attention because they’rerequired in the greatest amounts. Fertilizers are sold based ontheir amounts.The numbersOn a fertilizer bag, the numbers refer to the percentage ofactual nitrogen (N), phosphate (P2O5) and potash (K2O). So 10percent of the weight of a bag of 10-10-10 is nitrogen, 10percent is phosphate and 10 percent is potash.It’s easy to figure the actual weight of nitrogen. The percentageis listed on the bag. In a 50-pound bag of 10-10-10, the nitrogenwould weigh 5 pounds (0.10 times 50).It’s not as simple, though, for phosphorus (P) and potassium (K).To find the amount of phosphorus, multiply the phosphate numberby 0.44. Get the potassium amount by multiplying the potashweight by 0.83.How it adds upSo that 50-pound bag of 10-10-10 has 5 pounds of phosphate times0.44, or 2.2 pounds of phosphorus. It has 5 pounds of potashtimes 0.83, or 4.15 pounds of potassium. With the 5 pounds ofnitrogen, then, it has 11.35 pounds of primary nutrients.Using the same formula, a 50-pound bag of 16-4-8 would have 8pounds of nitrogen, 0.88 pounds of phosphorus and 3.32 pounds ofpotassium. That’s 12.2 pounds of primary nutrients.So what’s the rest of the weight in the bag? Some of it may besecondary nutrients. The rest is filler material to make iteasier to apply.A fertilizer bag containing all three nutrients is considered a”complete” fertilizer. A product with any nutrient missing iscalled “incomplete.”(Clint Waltz is an Extension Service turf scientist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

Dodgers took time signing Clayton Kershaw, don’t have that luxury with Masahiro Tanaka

first_imgIf you’ve ever seen Clayton Kershaw play ping-pong, you figure he might have been sweating this week — not because there was a deadline Friday for teams to sign arbitration-eligible players before exchanging salary figures, but because of how Kershaw celebrated signing his seven-year, $215 million contract.He played ping-pong and grilled burgers with his friends and family at his home near Dallas, Texas.The Dodgers might be sweating over a pitcher but not Kershaw, whose contract became official Friday. Negotiations began in March 2013, and team president Stan Kasten said the first contract proposal “wasn’t all that far away from where we wound up.”“There was never any urgency, a feeling of get-this-done-now-or-else, from either side,” Kasten said. “If it had taken until next year, I wouldn’t have been surprised if we signed him then also because the relationship has been great.” Now comes perhaps their biggest challenge of the offseason.Masahiro Tanaka is the consensus best pitcher on the market. Colletti said he’s been talking to Tanaka’s agent “not yesterday, but every day this week.” Tanaka must sign with a major-league team by next Friday or return to his Japanese club, the Rakuten Golden Eagles.Just last year, Colletti went through the posting process with Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu. That contract wasn’t signed and delivered to MLB until literally the final minute before the deadline.“I don’t know if this will go down to the last minute like it did with Ryu,” Colletti said. “Most of that’s under their control. We’ll play it for as long as we can play it until we know that we’re out.”That might be the strongest statement of interest yet by a general manager toward Tanaka, and it’s a sign the Dodgers are anything but out. The Kyodo News reported Tanaka hasn’t narrowed his choices since meeting with representatives from multiple clubs last week in Los Angeles. The Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees were among the teams who reportedly met with the pitcher and his agent; the Angels reportedly did not.Coincidentally, Kershaw and Tanaka share an agent, Casey Close. Kershaw said he hasn’t personally attempted to sell Tanaka on the merits of playing in Los Angeles.“From what I hear, he seems like a great pitcher,” Kershaw said of Tanaka. “If he’s a great pitcher, it definitely can never hurt.”If Kershaw hadn’t re-signed by 10 a.m. Friday, he and the Dodgers would have had to file their respective one-year salary proposals. If they still could not strike an agreement, an arbitration panel would choose either Kershaw’s proposal or the Dodgers’ proposal in February.Closer Kenley Jansen and catcher A.J. Ellis were the Dodgers’ other arbitration-eligible players. Since neither player signed before the deadline, they exchanged proposals with the Dodgers on Friday.Jansen has filed for $5.05 million and the Dodgers $3.5 million. Jansen earned saves in 28 of his 32 opportunities in 2014 and 25 of 32 chances in 2013 and led the team in saves both years. His career average of 14 strikeouts per nine innings is among the best in the major leagues, and his 1.88 earned-run average was the lowest among Dodgers relievers with at least 20 appearances.The 26-year-old made $512,000 last year and is arbitration-eligible for the first time.Ellis, 32, batted .238 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs in his second season as the Dodgers’ starting catcher. He’s also a clubhouse leader whose catchers’ ERA of 3.06 was the lowest in the major leagues in 2013. Ellis made $2 million last year, his first year of arbitration eligibility. He’s requested $4.6 million and the Dodgers have offered $3 million. The Angels re-signed closer Ernesto Frieri and reliever Fernando Salas before Friday’s deadline for $3.8 million and $870,000 respectively. Third baseman David Freese and reliever Kevin Jepsen each filed salary proposals.According to multiple reports, Jepsen is seeking $1.625 million and the Angels countered with $1.3 million. Freese and the Angels are a bit farther apart. He’s seeking $6 million and the Angels are offering $4.1 million. Talks slowed during the season and resumed again this winter.“We’d have a conversation and we’d get back to the other side a week or two later,” Kasten said.Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said it was important not to press hard with negotiations in-season. When talks turned toward a larger deal last summer — reported at 10 years and close to $300 million — a long pause followed. Kershaw seemed to appreciate the Dodgers’ laid-back approach.“I think there’s never been a sense of urgency, with the fact that I was going to be in L.A. this next year regardless,” he said. “Ned and Stan got everything done at the beginning of the offseason, with free agency and everything they were trying to do. It gave us a chance to focus on it for a solid week or two.”Because Kershaw is Kershaw and because his $215 million contract is the largest ever given a pitcher, he became a priority once the Dodgers had signed their top free-agent targets — Alexander Guerrero, Dan Haren, Juan Uribe, Brian Wilson, J.P. Howell, Jamey Wright and Chris Perez.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more