Scoreboard roundup — 10/24/18

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEBoston 4, L.A. Dodgers 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 111, Dallas 104Brooklyn 102, Cleveland 86Miami 110, N.Y. Knicks 87Toronto 112, Minnesota 105Utah 100, Houston 89Chicago 112, Charlotte 110Indiana 116, San Antonio 96Milwaukee 123, Philadelphia 108Sacramento 97, Memphis 92L.A. Lakers 131, Phoenix 113Golden State 144, Washington 122NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEToronto 4, Winnipeg 2Florida 3, N.Y. Islanders 2Tampa Bay 1, Colorado 0Vancouver 3, Vegas 2Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund October 25, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/24/18center_img Written bylast_img read more

NAEA rebuffs calls to halt election for Vice President

first_imgAn attempt to halt the voting process for the post of Vice President of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has been turned down by Chief Executive Mark Hayward in an email sent to SW-based agent Chris Wood yesterday.In it Mark confirms that he and the NAEA Propertymark board had been made aware of Chris’s request to halt the election process, and that they were also aware of the new processes in place to elect the Vice President, and other posts.The email also says Mark and the board were aware of Chris’s concerns about the process but were “completely satisfied that the process was correct and robust [and that] therefore the election will go forward in the normal manner.Final responseMark also said it would be the NAEA’s final response with Chris prior to the AGM on June 16.On Wednesday Chris had previously written to Mark asking him to confirm whether due processes was adhered to and suggesting that the NAEA appeared to “be playing for time” and wanted to “obfuscate due process”.Chris Wood was one of several agents proposed for the Vice President role but, following a panel interview, not proposed as a candidate to be considered by the membership via a vote.UnconstitutionalHe told The Negotiator that he believed the current election process to be “unconstitutional and will be vigorously challenged”.Voting opened on 29th May and is due to close on 14th June for the post, which is to be vacated by current VP Mark Bentley.Chris Wood led a charge two weeks ago to question plans put forward by NAEA executive chairman Mark Hamer in a special resolution to be voted on at the next AGM. These include a smaller board and the exclusion of NAEA and ARLA presidents from board meetings from next year onwards.National Association of Estate Agents Mark Hayward NAEA propertymark chris Wood June 2, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » NAEA rebuffs calls to halt election for Vice President previous nextAssociations & BodiesNAEA rebuffs calls to halt election for Vice PresidentAttempt by Chris Wood and others fails after Mark Hayward says he and board are “completely satisfied” with process.Nigel Lewis2nd June 20170689 Viewslast_img read more

‘Airbnb doesn’t care about illegal sub-letting’ claims leading agent

first_img A leading lettings agent has criticised Airbnb for its refusal to take action over illegal sub-letting after his staff discovered one of the apartments it manages was being offered on the short-lets platform.The comments are to be made by Kristjan Byfield, the founder of London firm Base Property, during a programme being broadcast tonight on the BBC at 7.30pm.The show will reveal how Base Property staff turned up early to a routine inspection to find the tenants checking in a family to the property.After looking on Airbnb, staff at Base Property discovered over 70 reviews for the apartment, the timings of which suggested the tenants had been sub-letting it out since the beginning of their 22-month AST.The tenants were contacted and told to either cease their sub-letting and move into the property or face an early termination bill of £4,295.They agreed to cancel all bookings and remove a key safe box, but neighbours reported continuing short-lets comings and goings and Base later discovered that it was being sub-let to a Russian family.“One thing I found extremely disappointing was Airbnb’s refusal to take any action whatsoever,” says Byfield.“When we contacted them and provided evidence that the “hosts” were not the legal owners of the property and were in breach of the landlord’s mortgage and buildings insurance terms, local licensing laws, and both short-term let and HMO licensing, their response was take it up with the tenants.”Base Property eventually called on the services of Paul Shamplina’s Landlord Action who, via a Section 8 notice, evicted the errant tenants.“Unfortunately, unauthorised use for short lets is a growing problem, as Westminster Planning Enforcement team will discuss on the show, and councils are struggling to cope with the volume of cases,” says Shamplina (left).Please note: Inside Out is a regional program. If you are outside of London, watch it on Freesat 950 or Sky 954.Base Property krystjan byfield airbnb October 28, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » ‘Airbnb doesn’t care about illegal sub-letting’ claims leading agent previous nextAgencies & People‘Airbnb doesn’t care about illegal sub-letting’ claims leading agentBase Property boss Kristjan Byfield says he’s ‘extremely disappointed’ by response of Airbnb after he told the company about illegal subletting on its platform.Nigel Lewis28th October 201901,024 Viewslast_img read more

Royal Australian Navy to Re-establish Naval Presence on Thursday Island

first_img View post tag: presence View post tag: Royal View post tag: Australian Royal Australian Navy to Re-establish Naval Presence on Thursday Island THE Royal Australian Navy should urgently re-establish a naval presence on Thursday Island off Cape York or risk a major border security bre…By Mark Dodd (theaustralian)[mappress]Source: theaustralian, June  27, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Australian Navy to Re-establish Naval Presence on Thursday Island View post tag: Re-establish June 27, 2011 View post tag: Thursday View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Island Share this articlelast_img read more

Marc Jacobs, Sir Ian McKellen and Anthony Scaramucci among this term’s Union speakers

first_imgClockwise from right: Kevin Rudd, Senator Orrin Hatch, Emili Sandé, Anthony Sacramucci and Monica Lewinsky. Marc Jacobs, Sir Ian McKellen and Anthony Scaramucci are among the speakers that will appear at the Oxford Union this Michaelmas term, Cherwell can exclusively reveal.Singer Emeli Sandé and American film director J. J. Abrams are also set to appear.They are some of the first names to be revealed from the Union’s term card of individual speaker events, which includes figures from the world of fashion, sport, and politics. The list will be released in full on Sunday.Figures of note include a joint address by Marc Jacobs and Edward Enninful, heavyweights of the fashion industry: Enninful is the incoming editor of British Vogue and Jacobs is known for his fashion label and range of fragrances.Prominent American politicians are also due to speak this term, with Donald Trump’s loudmouth former director of communications Anthony Scaramucci appearing in second week and veteran US Senator Orrin Hatch speaking in November.The actor Sir Ian McKellen, known for his appearances in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will return to the Union following a famous appearance in 2014 which saw him recite the legendary Gandalf line: “You shall not pass”.J. J. Abrams, the director of the Star Trek reboot and latest Star Wars films, is among the rest of the highlights from the world of film. The American actress Liv Tyler will also be appearing.The Union has announced an open period up to 19 October, when all Oxford University and Brookes students can attend debates and speaker events for free. Access to events after this date is limited to members.The full release is expected on Sunday.Who’s speakingPrevNext1Marc Jacobs and Edward Enninful Photo: Jack McGuire Cambridge alumnus Ian McKellen, best known for his roles as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies and as Magneto in the X-Men films, is an English actor who has in recent years become a champion of LGBT rights.McKellen, from Burnley in Lancashire, began his career in theatre in the 1960s, but became widely recognised for his film roles in the 1990s.Patron of Oxford Pride and a co-founder of Stonewall, Sir Ian McKellen will be speaking at the Oxford Union on Wednesday 8 November at 20:00. 6Emeli Sandé The director behind the Star Trek reboot and the latest Star Wars films, J. J. Abrams has a storied career in science fiction both on the big and small screen.Abrams won two Emmy Awards for the hit TV show Lost, and through Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the director of the third highest-grossing film of all time.He will speak at the Union on Wednesday 18 October at 20:00.5Sir Ian McKellen Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times, provided by the Oxford Union) American activist and fashion designer, Monica Lewinsky rose to fame after President Bill Clinton admitted to having an “inappropriate relationship” with her whilst she was working as a White House intern in the 1990s.Press coverage of the ensuing scandal saw Lewinsky engage in a number of public ventures including a line of handbags and an advertising role for a diet plan.After completing a master’s degree in psychology at the LSE, Lewinsky has since become a social activist speaking out against cyberbullying.Lewinsky will speak at the Union on Thursday 16 November at 15:00.9Liv Tyler Popularly known as “The Mooch”, Scaramucci was appointed Communications Director in the Trump White House on July 21, before a controversial interview led to his firing just ten days later.The Mooch was also previously accused of connections to a Russian investment firm by CNN, although these allegations were ultimately retracted.Scaramucci will speak at the Union on Monday 16 October at 20:00.4J. J. Abrams Fashion lovers will be delighted to see veteran designer Marc Jacobs speak alongside British Vogue editor Edward Enninful on Friday 6 October at 20:00.Creative director of Louis Vuitton until 2014, Jacobs is best known for his fashion label and line of retail stores. Enninful took over British Vogue after Alexandra Shulman’s retirement earlier this year.2Kevin Ruddcenter_img Photo: United States Congress Utah senator Orrin Hatch is president pro tempore of the United States Senate and most senior Republican senator, in office since 1977.A long-term advocate of balanced budgets, Hatch is notable for sponsoring several constitutional amendment attempts to ban budget deficits.As president pro tempore of the Senate, Hatch is the second highest ranking official in the Senate and is empowered to preside over the Senate in the vice president’s absence.Hatch will be speaking at the Union on Friday 17 November at 17:00.8Monica Lewinsky Twice Labour prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd is a heavyweight figure in Australian politics who oversaw his government’s apology to indigenous Australians after winning a landslide in the 2007 election. Forced to resign following internal tensions, Rudd was a candidate for Secretary-General of the United Nations and is now a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.Rudd will speak at the Union on Wednesday 11 October at 20:00.3Anthony Scaramucci Emeli Sandé. Scottish singer Emeli Sandé was studying for a Medicine degree at Edinburgh University before shooting to fame in 2011 with a host of chart-topping songs including ‘Read All About It’ with Professor Green and ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ with Labrinth. Her debut album, Our Version of Events, was the biggest-selling album of 2012, shifting over one million copies.She released her second album Long Live the Angels last year, and was awarded Best British Solo Artist at the 2017 Brit Awards. Earlier this year, she was also decorated with an MBE for services to the music industry. Her songwriting career has seen her pen songs for Rihanna, Leona Lewis and Tinchy Stryder, among others.She will be speaking at the Union on Monday 13 November at 20:00.7Orrin Hatch Model and actress Liv Tyler first achieved critical recognition for her role in Stealing Beauty, but achieved widespread fame with her portrayal of Arwen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.Making her television debut on the HBO series The Leftovers, Tyler has served as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for the United States. She will appear in the BBC miniseries Gunpowder alongside Kit Harrington next year.Tyler will appear at the Union on Wednesday 29 November at 17:00.PrevNextlast_img read more

Welcome news for small-scale organic producers

first_imgThe Soil Association revealed it was targeting a shake-up of the organic certification system, so that hundreds of small bakery companies currently missing out on organic certification could gain access to the scheme, reports Andrew Williams.Jim Twine, commercial director at the The Soil Association, stated the organic body’s aims at an IFE07 seminar, in reply to an audience member who said that many small companies were effectively priced out of organic accreditation due to the costs involved.He told British Baker that the Soil Association intends to press Defra and the EU – which sets the standards for organic accreditation – for graded levels of certification to allow small-scale firms a bite of the organic cherry.At present, in order to market or sell a product as organic within Europe, you need to be certified, which entails a mandatory annual inspection. Currently accreditation costs a minimum of £425, but the Association hopes to bring the cost down to around £200-250, if it succeeds in lobbying for a change in the current scheme. Ideally, he said accreditation for micro-sized firms would be free of charge.He emphasised that any change would be likely to take a number of years to make its way through the European administration, but that work was under way at the Association to put together a strong case to present to government.”I can assure you we’re not profiteering from people,” stated Twine. “But there are lots of people that are doing fantastic things at a grass roots level, where organic has its roots, that feel disenfranchised from the whole system. For them, the cost of certification would wipe out any benefit.”We would like to see a system developed that is more appropriate to people’s size and scale. This would potentially bring down the cost and include a lot more people within the certification system. That is something that we feel very strongly about in the organisation.”We are working on a number of projects that would – we hope – give us the evidence to put a really strong case to Defra and the European Commission. This would, hopefully, in time, lead to something appropriate for the size, scale and the level of risk that is associated with small businesses.”He added that the Association hopes to put a proposal in place within the next financial year.last_img read more

Press release: New charity investigation: Hope House School Limited

first_imgThe Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened a new statutory inquiry into Hope House School Limited, registered charity number 1121132. The investigation was opened on 9 October 2017.The charity’s objects are to advance the education of children who suffer from neurological and psychological conditions such as Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s syndrome and Dyspraxia.The Commission conducted a books and records inspection following an anonymous complaint which raised concerns about the charity’s governance and administration.The visit raised a number of regulatory concerns and the Commission has therefore opened a statutory inquiry to examine the governance, management and administration of the charity. The inquiry will focus particularly on whether: Email [email protected] The Commission has also exercised temporary and protective powers to restrict the transactions that the charity can enter into to ensure that any funds expended are only in furtherance of the charity’s objects and closely monitored.The Commission stresses that opening an inquiry is not in itself a finding of wrongdoing. The purpose of an inquiry is to examine issues in detail and investigate and establish the facts so that the regulator can ascertain whether there has been misconduct or mismanagement; establish the extent of the risk to the charity’s property, beneficiaries or work; and decide what action needs to be taken to resolve the serious concerns, if necessary using its investigative, protective and remedial powers to do so.It is the Commission’s usual policy, after it has concluded an inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. Reports of previous inquiries by the Commission are available on GOV.UK.The charity’s details can be viewed on the Commission’s online charity search tool.Ends.Notes to Editors Press office the trustees have exercised sufficient oversight and control of the charity the financial controls of the charity are adequate and its funds have been properly expended solely in furtherance of its charitable objects potential conflicts of interest and connected party transactions have been properly managed there has been any unauthorised trustee benefit The Charity Commission is the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales. To find out more about our work, see our annual report. Search for charities on our check charity tool. Section 46 of the Charities Act 2011 gives the commission the power to institute inquiries. The opening of an inquiry gives the commission access to a range of investigative, protective and remedial legal powers. The Commission’s decision to announce the opening of a statutory inquiry is based on whether it is in the public interest to do so and with consideration of our objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities.last_img read more

News story: DBS basic checks – coming soon

first_imgFrom 17 January if you need a basic check for a job in England and Wales, you should apply to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If you need a basic check for a job in Scotland, then you should apply to Disclosure Scotland.If you want a check for personal reasons rather than work purposes, you should apply to the relevant organisation for your area – DBS if you live in England or Wales or Disclosure Scotland if you live in Scotland.If you are an individual applying for your own basic check you will be able to use our new online application route.If you are an organisation applying for a basic check on behalf of an employee or someone else, you can use a ‘Responsible Organisation’ (RO) – a third party registered with DBS . A list of Responsible Organisations can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/responsible-organisations. Please note that a basic check from DBS costs £25 but some ROs will add their own fees to this cost. This amount varies depending on the service they offer.It is important that you apply to the right organisation for your basic check, so that the correct Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) rules are applied. There is a risk of legal action if incorrect ROA rules are applied and impact a recruitment decision.If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]last_img read more

Press release: £1.7 million funding boost to Public Service Mutuals

first_imgThis round of funding will be available until March 2020 and follows the £572k that was awarded in 2017 to support Mutuals.Organisations can check if they are eligible for funding by contacting the Mutuals Team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on: [email protected] TO EDITORS*To apply for support from this programme you must currently, or intend to, fulfil our definition of a Public Service Mutual, which is an organisation that:i) has left the public sector (also known as ‘spinning out’)ii) continues to deliver public services and aims to have a positive social impactiii) has a significant degree of staff influence or control in the way it is run*If you’re an existing mutual, you must be in your first five years of operation, or delivering your original or extended contract which has not been retendered, or both.*You must be able to demonstrate how support from this programme will help your organisation grow or diversify its operations*All applicants will be required to demonstrate their commitment to their project and the mutual model by providing matched funding, in cash, towards the support needed*For more information on eligibility and support expectations, please contact [email protected] Organisations that wish to become or grow as Public Service Mutuals can now apply for a share of up to £1.7 million in funding, Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, announced today.A total of £1.2 million will be available to create new Mutuals, or strengthen existing ones, by providing access to advice across areas including legal, financial, marketing, human resources and business planning.The remaining £500,000 will be used to pilot support programmes such as partnership working to help Mutuals collaborate with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and others to broaden the service they offer. A mentoring scheme will also allow newly-formed Mutuals to benefit from one-to-one experienced advice and support, as well as a peer support network which will bring aspiring Mutuals together to share their experiences, challenges and successes.Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said: Mutuals are run under the influence of employees to support the delivery of public services and we want to help them thrive. This £1.7m funding will deliver training, support programmes and mentoring to expand the high quality services Mutuals provide to communities across the country.last_img read more

News story: UK technology at the heart of successful launch

first_imgThe Hook and Loop Hold Down and Release Mechanism was used during the launch of CBNT-2, Earth-i’s pre-production prototype satellite of its upcoming satellite constellation.The new commercial constellation – called Vivid-i – will be the first of its kind to provide full-colour video; and the first European-owned constellation able to provide both video and still images.The multiple satellites within the Vivid-i Constellation will significantly increase the ability of companies and institutions to monitor, track and analyse activities, patterns of life and changes at any location on earth.The Hook and Loop Hold Down and Release Mechanism was funded by the UK Space Agency’s National Space Technology Programme with a £35,000 grant and developed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. It is a new type of release mechanism which uses the dual lock type of Velcro to hold down and release the solar panels of the satellite.Dr Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, said:“Today’s launch is a significant moment for the UK and global space industries with Earth-i’s progress being tracked across the world. Earth-i is an exciting and innovative British company and is a fine example of our thriving space sector.“The Government’s recently published Industrial Strategy set out a clear vision for the UK to become the world’s most innovative nation and we are working with industry to capture 10% of the global space market by 2030.”The prototype satellite, designated CBNT-2 by manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), was launched on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Sriharikota rocket launch centre operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation, located in South East India, at 3.58am GMT.CBNT-2 is a technology demonstration mission, operated by SSTL, and will be referred to as VividX2 by the Earth-i team.It will demonstrate and prove technology and processes for Earth-i’s forthcoming constellation including tasking, data downlinks to ground stations, image quality and the complex motion control systems that enable the spacecraft to capture video from space.At the heart of the new satellite is an Ultra High Definition (UHD) camera which will capture high-resolution images for any location on Earth – and film up to two minutes at a time of video which can show moving objects such as vehicles, vessels and aircraft.Find out more about the UK Space Agency’s National Space Technology Programme.last_img read more