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Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste

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first_imgAdvertisement IRISH people are in danger of underestimating their own ability to speak their native language, according to research carried about by a Mary Immaculate College (MIC) researcher. Previous articleMunster’s Gavin Coombes Called Into Ireland CampNext articleCall for innovative ideas to make Limerick city ‘energy positive’ Meghann Scully TAGSGaeilgeIrishKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMary Immaculate College Indeed, the same study suggests that lack of confidence in the cúpla focal could be linked to an absence of quality feedback in school.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shane Barry, an Applied Linguistics doctoral student at MIC has drawn the conclusion based on his interviews with current civil servants who were asked to rate their own Irish language proficiency.In his study, he asked participants to evaluate their own ability to speak Irish in a current conversational setting. The research found that 60% of respondents would generally downplay their own abilities but would answer more favourably to specific questions, such as their ability to order a cup of coffee in a Gaeltacht area.Barry suggests that those who claim to have low Irish self-efficacy have generally experienced a ‘lethal combination’ of experiencing poor performances and a lack of feedback during school.Barry explains that the Official Languages Act of 2003, which requires public bodies within the Irish state to provide services through both Irish and English, served as the inspiration behind the study.“A recent official report where sixteen Government departments were surveyed, of which there are over 21,000 employees, revealed that only 2.62% of staff are recognised as having a competence in the Irish language – or in other words, capable of interacting with the public through Irish when required.“The most important implication emerging from my research is that these misaligned self-efficacy beliefs are a more accurate predictor of performance than actual ability when it comes to the Irish language.“There appears to be a much larger number of civil servants, and generally the wider population, that are completely misrepresenting their Irish knowledge by declaring themselves as non-speakers of Irish. This results in a general withdrawal from using the language with a belief that the Irish language is ‘gone forever’ or ‘forgotten’.“This research is unique in that it is the first study to investigate Irish language self-efficacy beliefs, or perceptions, in current civil servants. What is striking is how those that have studied Irish in school, even to a high standard, are so quick to declare themselves as non-speakers, despite contrary evidence.“The findings in this research suggest that the Irish population possesses a knowledge of Irish language that is often unacknowledged or dismissed due to negative experiences from our school days.“What may be needed, not just for the population in general, but for the civil service in performing its obligations under the Official Languages Act, is a form of refresher training to unlock this knowledge and build people’s self-efficacy beliefs in their Irish language abilities.“By doing this, we may finally change our emotive relationship with the Irish language to a more positive one, where hearing our native language on the street or in shops could become less of a surprise to us.”Shane Barry is a departmental assistant and current PhD student in Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Literature at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. The full paper, ‘Irish language self-efficacy beliefs and the Official Languages Act 2003’, appears in the 2020 edition of Teanga, and is free to access at https://journal.iraal.ie/index.php/teanga/article/view/213 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Emailcenter_img Linkedin LimerickNewsIs fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla clisteBy Meghann Scully – February 3, 2021 451 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Ocwen Reports Q1 2018 Earnings, Highlights Debt Forgiveness

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first_img David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected]  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Bank Earnings debt forgiveness Delinquencies Loan Modifications Ocwen Ocwen Financial Corporation Q1 2018 2018-05-02 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Ocwen Reports Q1 2018 Earnings, Highlights Debt Forgiveness Related Articles Atlanta-based servicer Ocwen Financial Corporation on Tuesday released the details of its earnings for Q1 2018, reporting a net income of $2.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. This is up considerably over Ocwen’s Q1 2017 net loss of $32.6 million—a gain of $35.2 million.According to Ocwen, the company “generated revenue of $260.3 million and Cash Flows from Operating Activities of $99.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018.” Ocwen reports ending Q1 2018 with $285.7 million in cash.Ocwen reported that pre-tax income for Q1 2018 totaled $5.0 million, a $35.5 million improvement over Q1 2017. Ocwen’s servicing segment recorded $20.5 million of pre-tax income for Q1, marking the seventh consecutive profitable quarter for the business. Finally, Ocwen’s lending side recorded $8.8 million of pre-tax income for Q1 2018, a $7.7 million increase over Q1 2017.“The first quarter of 2018 was an important one for Ocwen, and we accomplished a great deal,” said Ron Faris, President and CEO of Ocwen. “In addition to starting out the year with a $2.6 million profit, we received $280 million in cash from New Residential, we announced an agreement to acquire PHH Corporation, and we helped almost 11,600 struggling families remain in their homes through loan modifications that included $59 million of debt forgiveness.”Specifically, Ocwen reported 11,598 loan modifications during Q1. Seventeen percent of these loan modifications included debt forgiveness, according to Ocwen, which totaled $59 million.Ocwen also reported a decrease in loan delinquencies from 9.3 percent as of December 31, 2017, to 9.0 percent as of March 31, 2018. Ocwen said this decrease was “primarily driven by loss mitigation efforts.”“Just as importantly, we continued to make progress on the regulatory front,” Faris continued. “We began the process of deploying our excess liquidity, we largely completed the liquidation of Automotive Capital Services, and we saw our GAAP stockholders’ equity increase by $85 million to $630 million, or $4.73 per share during the quarter. We are also making steady progress towards closing our acquisition of PHH, which we expect to occur in the second half of the year.”You can read Ocwen’s full Q1 2018 financial results by clicking here. Previous: Will Tax Reform Drive Migration in Years to Come? Next: Fed Weighs in on Interest Rates, Inflation Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Ocwen Reports Q1 2018 Earnings, Highlights Debt Forgiveness Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img About Author: David Wharton May 2, 2018 1,920 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Bank Earnings debt forgiveness Delinquencies Loan Modifications Ocwen Ocwen Financial Corporation Q1 2018 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News, Servicing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more