Win cinema tickets

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickPatti Cake$ Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Email WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Previous articleCitywide arts festival taking place this weekendNext articleMunster players make one fan’s dreams come true Alan Jacques Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – September 8, 2017 960 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Monday September 11.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed ‘Patti Cake$’?A. Marshall MathersB. Kanye WestC. Geremy Jasperlast_img read more

Is your credit union addicted to bad profits?

first_imgLast week I penned a blog on what it’s like being a member of a credit union. I shared my feeling that most of us do not know what the experience is like because we are in fact employees with an account where we work. An entirely different experience.The day after that story ran I experienced first hand how awful it is to be an anonymous member. And it was my fault – I admit it. I totally forgot that I had scheduled my quarterly taxes to debit my checking account this month and it overdrew me. Luckily I had money in savings so my credit union transferred money to cover my house payment, which came in right after the taxes. They charged me $3.00 for the transfer. Not bad. But the next day three items came in and instead of transferring one time, the computer was set up to transfer individually so the credit union could collect $3.00 each time, and, for you compliance geeks out there you know what’s about to happen next … I’m dangerously close to my 6 unauthorized transfer limit from shares. The Reg D debacle.And so it happened the next day, two more transfers and also the day when I happen to check my balance. Not only did I hit magic number six, but then courtesy pay kicked in and the fee jumped to $30.00 to cover my cell phone bill. I’m out $48.00 in fees and I am now unable to make a transfer from shares to keep this from happening again. I call the 800 number (that boasts 24 hour service) but of course this is out of their realm of assistance and I’m told a note has been put on my file for them to transfer tomorrow for another $3.00 fee. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Townsville leads the way in affordable housing

first_imgA TOWNSVILLE development is dispelling the myth that home ownership is no longer affordable.The Village in Oonoonba fought off competition from four national finalists to take home the coveted Gough Recruitment Award for Best Affordable Housing Development.In doing so, the State Government-led development has set a national example that affordable housing is achievable.Property Council of Australia chief executive Ken Morrison said the award recognised the developer’s commitment to put inner-city home ownership back within the reach of Townsville residents.The Village in Oonoonba has been named Best Affordable Housing Development in Australia.“The Village offers a diverse range of high quality housing options — from affordable terraces to waterfront homes. This mix of housing caters to a wide demographic and creates a liveable and vibrant community,” Morrison said.Owned by Economic Development Queensland, The Village is just 3.5km from the centre of Townsville and will eventually be home to around 1000 ­families.Townsville property agent Mark Pritchard is among those to call The Village home, drawn to the area by its affordability and community feel.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“A lot of the homes sit on small blocks, around 400sq m which is how they keep it affordable and low maintenance,” he said. “It’s a great concept bigger cities could certainly benefit from.“(But) it’s not just the affordability factor that makes The Village a great place to live. It’s a great community with people from all walks of life.”Award sponsor and Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation director Chris Marais said increasing affordability concerns in Townsville meant many buyers had been priced out of the market.“As lots range from 70sq m up to 700sq m, EDQ was able to offer a greater variety of dwelling size and price points,” he said.“And a massive 78 per cent of all residential dwellings are priced at or below the median house price in Townsville — which far exceeds the 50 per cent target set by EDQ.”last_img read more