Labour party to vote on nationalising significant parts of rental market

first_imgThe Labour Party is to debate several radical housing policies at its party conference this week that would bring seismic change to the property sector if Corbyn were to gain power.At 3pm tomorrow delegates at the party’s shindig in Brighton are to debate and then vote on adopting the housing measures.The most controversial, which has been proposed by local activists within the party, include privately-rented housing stock owned by housing associations, institutional landlords and management companies being brought into government ownership.Also, the motion calls for local authorities to be enabled to purchase empty homes compulsorily if they lie unoccupied for more than six months.It also calls for the capping of private rents across the UK at a third of local incomes and for ‘the worst’ privately rented properties, and unused building plots, to be compulsorily purchased.These proposals have the backing of Momentum, leader Jeremy Corbyn’s support group within the Labour party, as well as Labour’s youth wing and also the shadow housing minister John Healey.The motion, which has been made public prior to the debate on Tuesday, also calls the party to endorse the requisition of “unoccupied tower blocks in London”.In July the party also revealed that it would seek to introduce a ‘right to buy’ scheme for private renters. September 23, 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 » Labour party to vote on nationalising significant parts of rental market previous nextLabour party to vote on nationalising significant parts of rental marketConference delegates to consider a motion that will introduce the compulsory purchase of empty homes and blocks owned by institutional investors and management firms.Nigel Lewis23rd September 201901,714 Viewslast_img read more

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Greensky Bluegrass Just Played An Entire Show Of Songs That Phish Covers

first_imgWith all of the hype leading into tonight’s Phish show, even Greensky Bluegrass is building the anticipation. The beloved bluegrass band played their second of two shows at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas today, hitting the venue for a matinee performance ahead of Phish’s throwdown tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.Greensky took the opportunity and played off the energy from the Phish-y crowd assembled, deciding to play a full set of songs that Phish has covered. Whether it was regular covers like “Old Home Place” or “Funky Bitch,” or more rarities like “We’re An American Band” or “Time” by Pink Floyd, Greensky executed an excellent performance that won’t soon be forgotten. Check out the full setlist below for details, courtesy of Camp Greensky.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – 10/31/16Set 1:Old Home PlaceBoogie on Reggae Woman >TimePaul & SilasFunky BitchA Day in the LifeNellie KaneLight Up or Leave Me Alone >We’re an American Band >Light up or Leave me AloneRock & RollRide Captain RideBeauty of my DreamsBallad of Curtis LoewBroke Mountain Breakdown (1) (2) (3) >Sweet Emotion >Walk Away >After midnight >Broke Mountain BreakdownEncore:Free Bird intro >Rocky Top(1) – w/ Simpsons Secret Language(2) – w/ While My Guitar Gently Weeps tease(3) – w/ Bathtub Gin tease[Photo via GSBG Facebook page]last_img read more

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Analyzing rainfall

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaJerry Walker thinks Georgia does a great job controllingemissions. And he should know. Twenty-five years ago he set up amonitoring site that analyzes chemicals in the state’s rainfallthat contribute to acidic rain.Now an emeritus professor with the University of Georgia, Walkerset up the first long-term wet-deposition monitoring site inGeorgia in 1978. The site was at a UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences farm in Pike County.Now one of six in Georgia, the site is part of a 250-site networkrun by the National Atmospheric Deposition Program. Many sourcesfund the NADP, including state agricultural experiment stations,universities, industries and federal agencies.Analyzing the nation’s rainThe sites collect rain and snow samples across the nation.Scientists analyze them weekly for their chemical makeup. Thelower a substance’s pH, the more acidic it is.”By measuring and analyzing the rain, we can determine itslong-term effects on agricultural crops, forest and theenvironment,” Walker said. “The monitoring system allows us totrack the chemistry of storms and evaluate potential impacts ofnew sources of emissions.”John Melin, an engineering program specialist, has collected therain samples at the UGA site from the beginning. Every Tuesdaymorning, Melin and site operators across the nation collect,weigh and measure the pH of samples from their sites. Then theymail a subsample to the national office in Champaign, Ill., forfurther analysis.”Acid rain was a big concern in the 1970s,” Walker said. “But youhave to realize that normal rain has a pH level of 5.6, so it’salways a little on the acidic side. That’s because the carbondioxide in the air creates carbonic acid, which dissolves intothe rain.”Levels vary from state to statePure water has a pH of 7.0. In 2000, the most acidic rain in theUnited States had a pH of 4.3, according to the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency.In 2001, southwestern Ohio’s pH was 4.4. The Pike County, Ga., site’s pH was 4.8, Walker said. “It’s really hard to compare pHlevels, as they vary. It could be 4.3 in Pennsylvania and 5.5 inCalifornia.”Acid rain is worse in the Northeast and Midwest than in Georgia,he said.”That’s because of the emission of gases from the power plants… burning coal for fuel,” he said. “This creates a lot ofsulfur dioxide, which leads to sulfuric acid in the rain.”Scientists have confirmed that sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxidesare the main causes of acid rain. The EPA reports that two-thirdsof all sulfur dioxide and one-fourth of all nitrogen oxides inthe United States come from electric power generation.In Georgia, an estimated 26.7 percent of the sulfur emitted byutility units is returned through precipitation, Walker said.Plants benefit from the sulfur”Scientists have long recognized the importance of this elementto plant growth,” he said. “In some locations, sulfur is added todeficient soils.”Walker said he’s pleased with his 25 years of monitoringprecipitation in Georgia. “Our state panned out a lot better thanI thought it would in the beginning,” he said.”But that’s because we’ve made changes,” he said. “We’ve addedcontrols to our smoke stacks and decreased our auto emissions.Georgia’s a lot better off than some other states. So it’s notall doomsday like you often hear.”The goal of the national program is to pinpoint problems andrecord long-range trends.”The program’s data shows that, in general, things are better nowthan they were when the monitoring program was first started,”Walker said.To view the program’s findings, visit the NADP Web site(nadp.sws.uiuc.edu).last_img read more

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VT Product Receives National Honors

first_imgClifford of Vermont, a Power & Tel company, is pleased to announce that our manufacturing division product, Quik-Pull®, received the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) 2006 Show Stopper Award. Quik-Pull® was chosen by contractors for its innovative approach to the custom cable assembly market during the October 8-10, 2006 NECA Exhibition in Boston, MA. Only 25 exhibitors were awarded this honor for products that stood out from the others and proved to be efficient and productive, saving both time and money.Quik-Pull custom cable assemblies are pre-labeled, color-coded cable assemblies built to specification. Rather than pulling single wires for multiple runs, one assembly is pulled — making jobs quicker and easier. Plus, fewer electricians will be needed — saving time and money. Available specifications include wire type, gauge, color and stranding for building wire, electronic cable, coax cable, fiber optic cable — basically any wiring combination. Quik¬Pull is bundled and shipped within 2 to 3 days.Spiral Assemblies are easy and quick to pull with little chance of hang-up. Straight Assemblies consist of individual conductors that can be easily broken out at intermediate points along the run. Staggered Assemblies should be used when conductors are broken out at specific points in the pull.Tray rated custom jackets are manufactured to specification. A sunlight-resistant PE or water, gas and oil resistant PVC jacket in just about any color can be manufactured and imprinted with any alphanumeric information.Custom Twisted Pairs are specified by length per reel, and are available in a variety of AWGs, wire types and colors. Custom Printing, Marking and Striping is also available.Custom Armoring is available in either interlocked armor of galvanized steel or aluminum. Core material can range from .320 through 3.700. The length of run is limited only by the capacity of a 96 flange diameter reel. The extruded jacket over the interlocked armor is available in a variety of materials, colors and thicknesses.About Clifford of VermontClifford of Vermont is a national stocking distributor of wire, cable, installation hardware, tools and test equipment with over 60 years in business.For more information, contact Clifford at 800-451-4381 – email [email protected](link sends e-mail)www.cliffordvt.com(link is external)last_img read more

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Polish utilities suspend work on 1GW Ostroleka coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Polish state-run utilities Energa and Enea have suspended financing of their joint project to build 1 GW power plant in Ostroleka, which could freeze construction works which have already started, they said.Construction of the plant, which was supposed to be Poland’s last coal-fired one, has already started, but Energa and Enea have not yet secured full financing as banks have shied away from backing such projects for environmental and sustainability reasons.Poland’s biggest oil refiner, state-run PKN Orlen, which in December announced plans to take over Energa, signaled that it may opt to replace coal with less carbon-heavy gas as a fuel source for the plant which is built in north-east Poland.Energa and Enea said that PKN Orlen’s plans as well as EU climate policy and a shift in European Investment Bank financing policies have all had an impact on the decision to suspend the project.“The decision to suspend financing the project could also result in suspending the construction works,” the companies said in a statement.The agreement signed with contractors – GE Power and Alstom Power Systems – allows for suspending the construction for up to 90 days. Construction works at Ostroleka were advanced in 5% as of end of January.[Agnieszka Barteczko]More: Polish utilities suspend coal-fueled plant project Polish utilities suspend work on 1GW Ostroleka coal plantlast_img read more

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Briefs

first_imgBriefs April 1, 2005 Regular News B riefsIN MEMORY OF HENRY LATIMER, a former member of the Bar’s Board of Governors, Broward County Bar President Steve E. Moody recently presented a $2,500 check from the association to Deana Holiday, president of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association, to help establish a scholarship fund in the name of Latimer, who was a founding member of the T.J. Reddick Bar.PARTICIPANTS FROM THE Dade County Bar Young Lawyers eMentoring Program recently enjoyed a pizza party at Miami Senior High School and will next visit the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The DCBA YLS eMentoring Program is in its fourth year. Pictured from the left are mentee Kimberly Robinson with her mentor, Karen Stewart.last_img read more

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Giroud, Alonso back in favour as Chelsea sink Spurs

first_imgWith Tammy Abraham only fit enough to make the bench, Giroud started for the first time since November and the France striker’s fine finish opened the scoring in the first half.The 33-year-old could have joined Tottenham had Chelsea signed a forward in January, but instead he netted his first club goal since August and his first in the Premier League since April.Alonso, 29, maintained the theme of exiles getting back in favour as the left-back struck in the second half of his first league start since Chelsea’s win at Tottenham in December.Antonio Rudiger’s own goal came too late to ruin Chelsea’s first win in five league games, moving them four points clear of fifth placed Tottenham in the race to qualify for the Champions League. Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso came in from the cold to inspire Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Tottenham as the Blues cemented their grip on fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday.Giroud and Alonso had been reduced to fringe figures in Frank Lampard’s first season as Chelsea manager.But Lampard restored both veterans to the team at Stamford Bridge in a gamble that paid rich dividends. Ending Tottenham’s three-game winning streak in the league was the perfect response to Monday’s home defeat against Manchester United.It was no more than they deserved after a vibrant performance that finally answered Lampard’s call for a killer instinct in the final third.Tottenham have now won just once in their last 34 visits to Stamford Bridge, making it a painful return for their former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who was beaten by Lampard for the second time this term.Mourinho had ramped up the mind games on Friday when he claimed to know Lampard was planning to use the same five-man defence that helped the Blues win at Tottenham earlier this season.Mourinho was spot on, with Lampard making four changes in a return to the system he predicted, but he could not come up with an effective solution.Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn, more often used as wingers, led a makeshift Tottenham attack in the absence of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dele Alli, who was dropped after reacting angrily to his substitution in the midweek defeat against Leipzig.Chelsea, pressing hard from the start, were always on top and when Alonso’s superb pass picked out Mason Mount, the young midfielder’s shot was pushed away by Hugo Lloris.- Toothless Tottenham -It was a warning Tottenham failed to heed and Giroud put Chelsea in front in the 15th minute.Giroud had looked impressive in his substitute appearance against United.And his physical style and clever movement were crucial to the goal as he held off Toby Alderweireld to reach Jorginho’s pass for a shot that Lloris saved with his foot.The rebound fell to Ross Barkley but his scuffed effort in the post and cannoned back to Giroud, who lashed a blistering strike past Lloris at his near post.Willy Caballero almost gifted Tottenham a goal out of nothing before the break.Needlessly rushing off his line, Caballero completely missed the ball and Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga prodded just wide.Mourinho had been scribbling away in his notebook before the interval, but there was no discernable change in Tottenham’s toothless display as Alonso increased Chelsea’s lead in the 48th minute.Giroud guided the ball into Mount’s path and he worked it to Barkley on the edge of the Tottenham area.With the visitors backing off, Barkley picked out Alonso, who blasted into the far corner from 20 yards.It could have been worse for Tottenham as Giovani Lo Celso was fortunate to escape a red card when he stamped on Cesar Azpilicueta.Chelsea should have won by more and Alonso’s free-kick hit the bar before Rudiger deflected Erik Lamela’s shot into his own net in the 89th minute.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Indonesia reports highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases for second time in a week

first_img“We are grateful that the predictions saying COVID-19 cases in Indonesia will grow exponentially is not happening. Our average number of cases is still low [and] the highest number of confirmed daily cases is still lower than 500,” Muhadjir told journalists on Friday.Other officials, including national COVID-19 task force head Doni Monardo, had also claimed that the number of confirmed cases had been “flattening and going down”.The government has also been mulling over plans to ease large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in several regions, announcing this week that it would grant exemptions to travel restrictions.Read also: Easing restrictions? Not so fast, experts sayExperts have warned that the fight against COVID-19 was far from over, as the delayed results of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and the nation’s low testing capacity have made it difficult to capture the true scale of the epidemic.As of Saturday, Indonesia has conducted 143,781 PCR tests across the country — a rate of about 526 tests per 1 million people. Meanwhile, neighboring countries Singapore and Malaysia have conducted more than 30,000 and 7,500 tests per 1 million people, respectively. Topics : The Health Ministry reported its biggest one-day rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as it confirmed 533 new cases on Saturday.This occurred just days after the first highest daily rise on Tuesday when health authorities recorded 484 new COVID-19 cases in a day despite the government’s earlier statement that the curve was flattening.As of Saturday, there are 13,645 confirmed cases across the country, with 959 fatalities and 2,607 recoveries. The ministry’s disease control and prevention director-general, Achmad Yurianto, did not elaborate on the increase at his daily press briefing. However, he asserted that the public should be disciplined in implementing physical distancing measures.“This illustrates our discipline in obeying health protocols as part of [the government’s] efforts fighting the COVID-19 outbreak,” Yurianto said on Saturday.The spike in cases came one day after Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said he was grateful the country did not meet experts’ predictions that the number of COVID-19 cases would grow exponentially.last_img read more

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Mesut Ozil confirms his wife and Sead Kolasinac are ‘doing well’ after carjack attack

first_imgSead Kolasinac fought off the attackers (Picture: Twitter)And Ozil has spoken out for the first time to confirm that nobody was harmed in the attack and to thank those that have sent [email protected], my wife Amine and me are doing well again after yesterday’s incident in London. Thanks for all your supporting messages guys. 🙏🏼❤ #M1Ö pic.twitter.com/ffu48rS9AY— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 26, 2019 Mesut Ozil confirms his wife and Sead Kolasinac are ‘doing well’ after carjack attack Sean KearnsFriday 26 Jul 2019 9:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link572Shares AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Sead, my wife Amine and me are doing well again after yesterday’s incident in London,’ tweeted Ozil.‘Thanks for all your supporting messages guys. 🙏🏼❤ #M1Ö’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementcenter_img Comment Mesut Ozil was shaken after the incident (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has broken his silence following a carjacking incident in north London yesterday involving his wife and team-mate Sead Kolasinac.The German midfielder was driving through Golders Green when the trio in the car were targeted by a pair of knife-wielding attackers.Kolasinac bravely fought off the pair, allowing Ozil to flee with his partner to take safety in a nearby restaurant.The Bosnian has been hailed for his actions during the attack and he ensured that nobody was harmed during the worrying incident.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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Herb Wilhelmy

first_imgHerbert John Wilhelmy, of Sunman, was born on June 27, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Harry and Carrie EtzKorn Wilhelmy.  He retired from construction, having worked for Flannery and Esz Construction of Williamsburg, Ohio.  Herb was well known as the “Chicken Man” at the local auctions where he often sold livestock, and he enjoyed fishing and visiting flea markets.  On Monday, October 16, 2017, at the age of 89, he passed away at Arbor Grove in Greensburg.     Cremation was chosen by the family, and a visitation will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1 until 3 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the family to assist with expenses.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Herb Wilhelmy.center_img Those surviving who will cherish Herb’s memory include nieces, nephews, and many friends.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters.  last_img read more

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