Limerick ranked third for public liability insurance claims

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSclaimsfraudlimerickPersonal Injuries Boardpublic liability claims Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLimerick ranked third for public liability insurance claimsBy Staff Reporter – June 21, 2017 820 Advertisement Previous articleNew O’Connell Street will put pedestrians firstNext article#WATCH Summer solstice heralded in at Grange Stone Circle Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Email WhatsApp Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WITH the latest figures from the Personal Injuries Board (PIB) confirming that Limerick ranked third in the country for public liability insurance claims, calls have been made for the establishment of an insurance claims register to identify fraudsters.CFM Insurance group managing director Jonathan Hehir said that of the 8,906 public liability claims made in 2015, 170 of them came from Limerick which gave it the third highest number of claimants.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Calling on Financial Services Minister Eoghan Murphy to speed up the establishment of the insurance claims register to identify what he described as ‘trip and trick claimants” and other professional fraudsters, Mr Hehir said this would go a long way to curbing the activities of “professional insurance claimants who are making a substantial living from falsifying multiple claims”.“There is a relatively small, but very active and dangerous cohort of people who falsify insurance claims. This has the knock-on effect of putting upward pressure on insurance premiums as insurers endeavour to recoup the losses made on the back of these pay-outs. This, in turn, is having a devastating effect on some small Irish businesses as they can no longer afford their commercial insurance and public liability premiums. So too is the financial burden borne by Irish motorists who have seen their premiums soar massively in the last 18-24months.”Referring to the Limerick figures, Mr Hehir said that while most of these would be genuine cases but if even a fraction were false, then several local businesses were suffering the consequences. A confidential register would allow insurance claims managers cross-reference the names and addresses of any individual that they suspect might be a serial offender.“The idea is still in its infancy but the issue is so serious, it needs to happen. Claimant’s entitlements to privacy should not be affected as we would advocate that the register only be made available to the claims managers in insurance companies, and possibly the Irish Courts. It would create a more transparent system by which insurers could filter out the small but active cohort of pseudo claimants,” Mr Hehir explained.Furthermore, businesses and motorists are being plagued by a high number of claims from a relatively small number of reoffending serial claimants who are systematically claiming for false injury or false liable.“These people hide behind the law which protects their anonymity and ensures that they have the freedom to make multiple claims without insurers or courts being aware of their previous similar activity.“While some commentators may cry foul of the establishment of this register, and while we acknowledge that there are many honest people making insurance claims, we cannot let the rights of the minority rules over the rights of the majority – and the many honest policy holders out there should not have to pay for the activities of the dishonest few,” he added. Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Potestivo & Associates Expands with New Office

first_img Potestivo & Associates, a legal solutions provider for the real estate finance and credit industries headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan, has announced the opening of a new office in Downtown Rochester Hills.The Downtown Rochester Hills office offers state-of-the-art technology and is the firm’s fourth location—their second in Rochester Hills. The firm also has offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and in Chicago, Illinois. Potestivo & Associates has been serving the real estate finance and credit industries for more than 25 years.This expansion, and the augmentation of the Potestivo & Associates team, will allow the firm to better service their clients’ compliance and security requirements.“We look forward to being a part of the ongoing evolution of Downtown Rochester,” said President and Managing Attorney, Brian A. Potestivo. “The new office has a new look—combining the new with the traditions that have made our firm a success.” Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago December 15, 2015 1,094 Views Tagged with: Default Servicing Law Firms Michigan Potestivo & Associates About Author: Brian Honea in Featured, News  Print This Post Default Servicing Law Firms Michigan Potestivo & Associates 2015-12-15 Brian Honea Share Save Potestivo & Associates Expands with New Office The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: FHFA Proposes Rule for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to Offer Mortgages to Underserved Markets Next: Continued Economic Growth Vital for Still-Challenged Markets Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Featured / Potestivo & Associates Expands with New Officelast_img read more

Will Sparta be ‘Boss’ on Saturday?

first_imgSHELDON Shepherd, captain of Sparta Boss said that his side is focussed and prepared for the semi-final encounter with fierce rival Gold is Money in the inaugural Rio Indoor football Championship, which is scheduled to be held at the National Gymnasium on December 14.This was disclosed following an official release from the tournament coordinator Three Peat Promotions. According to Shepherd, “This is a good game. Last time we played we won 4-3 so they will be coming hard at us. We are not taking them lightly; we take every game and every team very seriously which is normal for us.”Sparta sealed their place in the semi-final after defeating BV 4-2 in extra time of their quarter-final encounter. On the other hand, Gold is Money battled past Leopold Street 3-2 to seal their place in the final-four section.Shepherd stated that the tournament is highly coveted, adding, “This is the first time that streetball has prize of one million dollars so everyone wants to win. There are four good teams left and everyone will come out for the win, everyone wants that title.”He further added that the team is unafraid of opposition once successful in the semi-final round, adding, “We know Bent Street, we are not pointing a finger at anyone. We will handle anyone against whom we will have to play once we make the final.”According to the release, “The semi-final matches are expected to be humdingers given the quality of the sides that will be competing for a place in the grand finale. The matches will simply build on the quality that was exhibited at the quarterfinal stage so the spectators will certainly be thrilled with the exciting play that will be on show.”The release from the organisers also pointed out “the four teams that remain are easily the best sides at the moment, with many of them having traditional rivalries which will add to the drama of the tournament.Sparta Boss, Gold is Money and Bent Street are national heavyweights in this arena while debutants Rio All-Stars have displayed their championship credentials and will be a forced to be reckoned with in the immediate future.”The second semi-final match will pit Bent Street against newcomers Rio All-Stars. The final and 3rd place playoff will also be staged on the same date.The winning team will pocket $1M and the championship trophy, while the second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will collect $400 000, $200 000 and $100 000 respectively and the corresponding accolade.last_img read more

Payet demands to leave West Ham

first_imgPayet has told the club he won’t play for them anymore, and wants to go.Meanwhile, There’s good news for Arsenal fans with the French trio of Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin all signing new contracts.Staying with contract news and Manchester United have confirmed the extension of Marouane Fellaini’s deal with the club until 2018.last_img

Success of Loreto Community School pupils marked at annual prizegiving – Pic Special

first_imgLoreto Community School, Milford celebrated their annual school prize-giving recently in the school sports-hall with special guest and former pupil, Minister Joe McHugh in attendance.A large congregation of students, teachers, parents and other members of the school community gathered to honour the achievements of the school’s students both inside and outside the classroom.See the gallery from the day below:  Success of Loreto Community School pupils marked at annual prizegiving – Pic Special was last modified: May 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LinkedIn Plots Your Professional Network with InMaps

first_imgRelated Posts mike melanson When you create your map, you’ll see different sections of dots (each one a person) in different colors. The colors represent different groups, according to associations. The larger the dot, the more connected that person is with others in your network. In my network, for example, ReadWriteWeb editor Abraham Hyatt appears to be the glue between many of my ReadWriteWeb colleagues. In another section of the graph, a former journalism professor is the common denominator. As Ali Imam, senior data scientist at LinkedIn, explains in the blog post, this sort of visualized data can be useful for making connections and filling in holes in your professional social graph:You can use those insights to measure your own impact or influence, or create opportunities for someone else. So, you might see two distinct groups that you could introduce to become one. Or, you might leverage one person to connect them to someone else. See an area that doesn’t look like it is representative of your professional world? Fix it by adding the necessary connections.To access your own map, visit http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/ – though you need to have 50 connections and 75% of your profile complete to access the feature. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting LinkedIn, the career-minded social network, unveiled a new feature today that helps users to visualize and interact with their professional network. Called “InMaps“, the feature provides an interactive visual representation of your professional network, helping you to see who you are connected to and how they are connected with each other.Are you highly involved in a few specific sectors? Or do you move about professional circles like a nomad? InMaps lays it all out for you to see. Tags:#Visualization#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

San Miguel, Kia change imports

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim PH needs to ‘continue to get better’ as rest of Southeast Asia catches up Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Wendell McKines. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAmid a subpar PBA Governors’ Cup showing so far, grand Slam-seeking San Miguel has changed its import, flying in Terik Bridgeman for Wendell McKines.The 6-foot-5 Bridgeman is a product of William Paterson University who went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ San Miguel wasn’t the lone team who has made moves midway this season-ending conference, with winless Kia also replacing Markeith Cummings with Geron Johnson.The 25-year-old Johnson is fresh from his stint in Lebanon with Louaize, where he averaged 24.19 points, 8.65 rebounds, 6.19 assists, 2.85 steals, and 1.04 blocks.The Picanto have yet to taste a victory in the season-ending conference despite Cummings’ best efforts, netting 26.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in the seven games he played.ADVERTISEMENT He recently wrapped up his stint with BC Cactus Tbilisi in Georgia, where he averaged 11.89 points, 8.46 rebounds, 1.36 assists, 1.39 blocks, and 1.32 steals.Bridgeman will take over for McKines, who had a decent showing for the Beermen but could not help the team from losing two of their last three games, including 100-103 defeat to NLEX last Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We decided to take a different direction in consideration of our current team composition and health status. We welcome Mr. Bridgeman and hope that he could provide the things we need in order for us to be successful in this conference,” said San Miguel team manager Gee Abanilla in a text message to INQUIRER.net.McKines averaged 26.2 markers, 14.2 boards, 4.4 dimes, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals in his five games for the Beermen. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

St Mary Residents Welcome Adoption of Enfield Clinic

first_imgStory Highlights This provision is part of an initial $5 million, which the group generated from fundraising events to support the five clinics they have selected for assistance. The others include Mount Pleasant Health Centre, Portland; Elderslie Health Centre, St. Elizabeth; Lambs River Health Centre, Westmoreland; and Cascade Health Centre, Hanover. Residents of Enfield, St. Mary, have welcomed the adoption of their community’s health centre by the Jamaica 55 Charities Group in the United Kingdom (UK), under the Government’s Adopt-A-Clinic initiative. Residents of Enfield, St. Mary, have welcomed the adoption of their community’s health centre by the Jamaica 55 Charities Group in the United Kingdom (UK), under the Government’s Adopt-A-Clinic initiative.The organisation, comprising members of the Jamaican diaspora community in the UK, has provided $1 million to assist with improvements at the clinic in response to the Administration’s invitation for stakeholder support for the overall endeavour.This provision is part of an initial $5 million, which the group generated from fundraising events to support the five clinics they have selected for assistance.The others include Mount Pleasant Health Centre, Portland; Elderslie Health Centre, St. Elizabeth; Lambs River Health Centre, Westmoreland; and Cascade Health Centre, Hanover.They are among the 100 shortlisted under the government initiative, out of approximately 320 clinics islandwide, of which Enfield is the first to be adopted.The Group presented Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, with a cheque for $5 million during his recent visit to London earlier this year.He, in turn, handed over a cheque in the sum of $1 million to the management of the Enfield Health Centre during a recent ceremony at the clinic to formally launch the partnership with the Jamaica 55 Charities Group.It is expected that the funds will be used to undertake renovations, and to install much needed equipment and tools.Based on the initiative’s objectives and the Charities Group’s gesture, residents of Enfield, numbering approximately 2,400, anticipate significant benefits redounding to them.Senior citizen, Cyril Thomas, is optimistic the partnership will result in improved healthcare delivery at the Enfield Clinic.“What has been said (about the proposed improvements)… we appreciate that very much. We appreciate this clinic very much… because (without it being here), I would have to travel far to get healthcare. But, because it is right here in the community, we are able to come in a short space of time when we feel sick, and get treatment,” he tells JIS News.Mr. Thomas also has high praises for the Centre’s staff, particularly the nurses and doctors, whom he describes as “courteous and nice”.“We (find no) fault with them. They are quite okay and they keep the compound very nice and clean. We greatly appreciate what has been said… and look forward to great things to come for the clinic,” he adds.Fellow senior citizen, Venus Mendez, is equally elated and tells JIS News that “I am feeling really happy because of what was announced”.Mrs. Mendez, who indicates that she has accessed healthcare at the Enfield clinic for all except 10 years of her life when she pursued engagements outside the community, says she, too, anticipates great benefits.“Yes I do. Sometimes when I come, I encounter a little delay in being attended to by a doctor or nurse… but I have never had to turn back. Although I have had to wait, I have always gotten through at all times. So, I know and do believe that the additional support that will be coming through the adopt-a-clinic programme will be very beneficial, and for that we are extremely grateful,” she adds.Her daughter, Carol Mendez, is also very upbeat about the anticipated outcomes of the arrangement.Recounting memories of her childhood involving the Centre, Ms. Mendez tells JIS News that “whenever we, as children of the community, got even a bruise, cut or scrape, we could always run to the nurse here and get it dressed”.Ms. Mendez says staff members were also keen on promoting proper dental hygiene and, as such, took steps to ensure that toothbrushes and toothpaste were available to the citizens, particularly the youngsters.The Adopt-A-Clinic initiative, which was launched in 2017, forms part of the Government’s undertaking to boost primary healthcare delivery, and is consistent with the Administration’s 2017/18 social protection policy priority.Its administration is spearheaded by the Ministry’s Health and Wellness Foundation.Speaking at the ceremony in Enfield, Dr. Tufton said the initiative provides a vehicle through which persons and organisations in Jamaica and overseas can contribute to further developing the health sector, especially in the communities from which they originated, “in a very organised way where we will ensure that what you are giving has real impact”.He said the Government’s implementation of the initiative is indicative of its priority focus on strengthening primary healthcare delivery.“Very often, we overlook and underestimate the importance and contribution of community healthcare delivery to the wellness of individuals and, by extension, the country. We have to stop (thinking like) that because the health of our country starts at the primary level,” the Minister argued.Against this background, Dr. Tufton said the Enfield Clinic “is giving birth to an initiative which we believe is important (to) community healthcare”.“I am told that last year, between 1,500 and 1,700 patients were seen at this facility. That is significant, because what it is doing is responding to the needs of this community,” he added.“Adopt-A-Clinic is an appeal to (local and international) community stakeholder partnership to give back to public health in a way that enhances the health and wellness of communities across Jamaica,” the Minister underscoredDr. Tufton also indicated that the Ministry has received expressions of interest for the adoption of about 50 clinics from other organisations, including several local corporate entities.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,094.25, up 37.16 points).RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Up 10.5 cents, or 60 per cent, to 28 cents on 54.2 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 83 cents, or 10 per cent, to $9.09 on 30 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down nine cents, or 0.41 per cent, to $21.61 on 11.7 million shares.HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Up 71 cents, or 9.17 per cent, to $8.45 on 10.6 million shares.Orosur Mining Inc. (TSX:OMI). Base metals. Up one cent, or 13.3 per cent, to 8.5 cents on 6.3 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up 16 cents, or 4.6 per cent, to $3.65 on 6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (TSX:GOOS). Consumer discretionary. Up $2.39 or 3.16 per cent to $77.98 on 356,000 shares traded. The luxury jacket maker is expanding its Winnipeg manufacturing operations by adding a third factory that will create about 700 jobs. The Manitoba government will spend up to $1.48 million to help the $15.8-million project.Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC). Consumer discretionary. Down 20 cents to $10.58 on 607,000 shares. The retailer struck a deal to merge its German department stores with its biggest rival in the European market. The Toronto-based retailer, which owns Galeria Kaufhof, announced an agreement with Signa Retail Holdings, the Austrian-based brand behind Karstadt, a competitor department store in the market. HBC says the $616 million earned will be funnelled into reducing debt.BRP Inc. (TSX:DOO). Consumer discretionary. Down $5.98 or 8.4 per cent to $65.13 on 416,000 shares. The recreational products company was the biggest loser of the day on TSX after it launched a marketed secondary offering for 8.7 million shares by its largest shareholders — Beaudier Group and Bain Capital — as it also filed to list its shares on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.last_img read more