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Bishop of Limerick wants no let up in safeguarding vulnerable people

first_imgFacebook Gardaí investigating fatal road traffic collision Advertisement Gardaí do not suspect foul play after woman’s body discovered in house Linkedin Bishop Brendan Leahy addressing the conference at Mary Immaculate College.Photo: Keith WisemanFailure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues of abuse compounds the profound harm done to the lives of young and vulnerable persons, Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has said.Speaking at a child safeguarding conference in Mary Immaculate College yesterday, Bishop Leahy said that ‘safeguarding’ is not just about children but people of all ages and abilities who are vulnerable to predators.The ‘Building Collaboration in Safeguarding’ conference was organised by the Diocese of Limerick in association with An Garda Síochána, Tusla and the HSE.  Attendees included those from statutory, voluntary and educational sectors, as well as various faith organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In his address to the delegates, Bishop Leahy said, “People of my generation began our adult lives with almost no awareness of the pervasiveness and impact of abuse in our society and in all societies.  As a consequence, failure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues which abuse presents, has at times compounded the profound and harmful impact on the lives of many young and vulnerable persons.“At one point in trying to tackle the issues, we began speaking about child protection. Today we speak instead of Safeguarding because Safeguarding is a concept that reaches beyond protection, responding not only to problems which have occurred but incorporates the prevention of harm and the promotion of welfare.  Safeguarding also extends beyond children to include people of all ages and abilities who may have vulnerabilities which exposes them to a risk of abuse.”“We are, in Limerick Diocese, in a stronger place than we were. We have a range of services in place and very active training programmes. The greatest danger for us is that we might relax and believe that the worst is in some way behind us.  To take this view would be a profound error which would compound the historical failures.“Sometimes however, it seems as if all of us, all of society, can want to simplify this issue and move on.  To stay with an awareness of the pervasiveness of abuse and those dark parts of our human nature and the tendency to exploit weakness and vulnerability, may be almost too much.”Bishop Leahy said that from his own meetings with victims, he was critically aware of the impact of abuse on them and their families.“This can impact on all dimensions of their lives and there are no quick or simple solutions to what are sometimes their lifelong struggles.  I am also very conscious of the strain on people working in voluntary organisations as they struggle with what at times seem to be enormous limitations on resources.“I am aware of the professionalism and commitment of people in the statutory sector who are the first to acknowledge the difficulties which they struggle with every day.  I believe the presentations from each of the key Statutory Agencies which form the core of this conference will serve to illustrate their commitment to developing new and innovative practices and will provide all of us in the other sectors an opportunity to reflect on our collective challenges as a community.Addressed by senior representatives of organisations with an involvement in safeguarding in the Limerick area, including Chief Superintendent David Sheahan, who spoke about the level of interagency collaboration that is taking place, quoting extracts from the NBSCCCI audit of Limerick Diocese that acknowledged the unique engagement between Limerick Diocese, an Garda Siochana and HSE/ TUSLA.More news on social issues here Previous articleWalking/running guide highlights sights and sounds of LimerickNext articleWork on Killaloe by-pass to star next year Editor WhatsApp Email Funeral tribute for the Limerick Garda known as ‘Robocop’ center_img New Garda operation to ensure public compliance with COVID-19 travel restrictions RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter COVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community Man arrested after buildings in Limerick city centre allegedly damaged by gunfire NewsSocietyBishop of Limerick wants no let up in safeguarding vulnerable peopleBy Editor – January 12, 2018 2047 TAGSAn Garda SíochánaBishop Brendan LeahyChief Superintendent David SheahacollaborationConferenceDiocese of Limerickeducational sectorsHSElimerickMary Immaculate CollegeNBSCCCIpredatorssafeguardingstatutoryTuslavoluntary Printlast_img read more

Freddie Mac to Seek Punitive Damages in Deloitte Lawsuit, Report Says

first_img Tagged with: Deloitte & Touche Freddie Mac Mortgage Fraud Taylor Bean & Whitaker  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles 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. Government-sponsored mortgage giant Freddie Mac has decided to seek punitive damages in its $1.3 billion lawsuit filed against accounting firm Deloitte & Touche over some mortgage loans the GSE purchased from now-defunct mortgage servicer Taylor Bean & Whitaker, according to media reports.Freddie Mac’s lawyers accused Deloitte of “gross negligence” with regards to the purchased mortgage loans in an amended complaint that was unsealed Monday, according to the reports.When reached by email, a spokesman from Freddie Mac declined to comment on the lawsuit and would not specify how much more than the original suit amount of $1.3 billion that the GSE would seek from Deloitte in punitive damages.Freddie Mac sued Deloitte for $1.3 billion in a Florida court in September 2014 with regards to fraudulent mortgage loans the GSE purchased from Taylor Bean & Whitaker, according to reports. Freddie Mac says it would not have purchased those mortgage loans from Taylor Bean if Deloitte, which audited Freddie Mac from 2002 to 2009, had paid attention to red flags which indicated fraud.Freddie Mac claims that Deloitte’s negligence cost the GSE $1.3 billion. Freddie Mac was taken over by the government in September 2008 at the height of the financial crisis, and along with its fellow GSE, Fannie Mae, needed a $188 billion bailout from the government to stay afloat.Taylor Bean, which was once the largest non-bank mortgage servicer in the nation, filed for bankruptcy in 2009. In 2011, Taylor Bean’s chairman, Lee Farkas, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for fraud. Freddie Mac to Seek Punitive Damages in Deloitte Lawsuit, Report Says March 10, 2015 1,512 Views Deloitte & Touche Freddie Mac Mortgage Fraud Taylor Bean & Whitaker 2015-03-10 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Report: Foreclosure Rate in Judicial States More Than Triple That of Non-Judicial States Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 3/11/2015 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac to Seek Punitive Damages in Deloitte Lawsuit, Report Says Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Promotion of the virtual tourist card of Karlovac County on the ARZ highway

first_imgThe system of benefits for the end guest is completely free and designed in such a way that the more the guest uses it and the more savings are achieved, currently with 231 partners from the tourism and hospitality sector in the county. Definitely a recommendation for all tourism workers to join the project. Thus, for the first time, the tourist offer was united in one place via a mobile tourist card. The virtual tourist card operates on the principle of a networked offer model with incentives and discounts for tourists who decide to stay in the county. The virtual tourist card of Karlovac County called “In medias res” can be downloaded HERE As one of the first promotional activities, the arrival of guests on the ARZ motorway, more precisely at the entrance to Lučko, was wisely used from Karlovac County. In addition to guests passing through Karlovac County, this is another promotional move aimed at motivating guests to deviate from the highway on the way or return from the sea. Especially for foreign tourists, to spend at least one night, to rest from the road to the Adriatic. Presentation and promotional distribution of the Karlovac County Tourist Card on the ARZ motorway On that occasion, at the exit from the highway in Karlovac, the participants promotionally distributed the Tourist Card to tourists passing through Karlovac County. Photo: Karlovac County The director of the Karlovac County Tourist Board, Dina Begić, said that the information leaflet would be available in all tourist boards and their tourist information centers in Karlovac County, and could be purchased at tourist sites where interest was shown. Photo: Karlovac County At the beginning of July, Karlovac County presented a new tourist product – a tourist application or a virtual tourist card of Karlovac County called “In medias res”. For this occasion, 50 thousand information leaflets were printed, 35 thousand in Croatian and 15 thousand in English, which will be distributed to guests, mostly at the toll booths of the highway in Lučko and Karlovac.last_img read more