‘Tenant fees ban is an interference too far by government’

first_imgHome » Guest Blogs » ‘Tenant fees ban is an interference too far by government’ ‘Tenant fees ban is an interference too far by government’Outspoken and occasionally waspish agent Trevor Abrahmsohn rails against the government’s ongoing efforts to regulate the industry.Trevor Abrahmsohn16th May 20190916 Views ‘The road to servitude is paved with government intentions’ as economist Friedrich Hayek might have said. His prophetic ideas are pertinent today, where we are on the cusp of a government ‘initiative’ to ban tenant fees.As always with bureaucratic interference, a busybody’s desire to help the ‘vulnerable’ ends up as the economic version of playing the piano with boxing gloves, where the cure can often be worse than the ailment.Any ‘fule kno’ in response agents will raise their fees, which are usually around 10%, to landlords. The inevitable consequence will be higher rent levels for impoverished tenants.Presently, landlords are being forced to offload their investments thanks to meddlesome tax changes that include SDLT (an extra 3%) for the buy-to-let investor and less mortgage relief at the higher scale of income tax. This only serves to constrict the supply of rental property in the marketplace.This is particularly apparent in the Capital, where there are more people choosing to rent than to buy. The increase in demand will lead to higher rental prices, further exacerbated by this government’s new policy.Disillusioned landlordsAnd let’s be clear, not every landlord is a scoundrel.  Some are perfectly well intentioned, decent people who have become disillusioned with the government’s changes to private pension schemes and understandably want to protect their family’s future by investing in the UK housing stock. In doing so, they increase the supply of private rental property for tenants, who are only renting through necessity and the more supply, the lower the rents for the available demand.It is imperative that the government boosts the housing supply, by fair means or foul. David Cameron’s PDR (Permitted Development Rights) was a welcome innovation, allowing developers to circumvent the sclerotic and glacial planning process and in order to build private homes away from the intrusive vice like grip of local councils.As if it were possible for the Labour Party to descend further into hate-fuelled stupidity, they are proposing to bring this to an end, demonstrating just how out of touch and incompetent they will be if they were ever to gain the reins of power.The real answer is a meaningful, grass-root reform of the planning process, which can only come about by ridding this important procedure of petty local politics.Councillors are crowd-pleasing publicity seekers, obsessed with grovelling to their constituents in advance of the next local elections. Try and get a planning commitment from them before a local election and you’ll struggle.Necessary functionLetting agents are not exactly high on anyone’s popularity list. However, like dung beetles or sewage workers, they do perform a necessary function. The estate agency world is currently on its knees, how much more punishment must they take from this Tory government?This is on top of former Chancellor George Osborne’s foolish tampering with the Stamp Duty Escalator, which has created a DIY recession in residential property values. It has also served to suppress UK retail spending, which fuels economic growth; taking another sledgehammer to the lettings market is the last straw.These vexatious politicians have forgotten that a reasonably buoyant residential property market is essential to healthy UK growth. The government should not constrain demand but instead, increase the housing supply for both the rental and sales markets and these draconian measures will hit the vulnerable just where it hurts most, in their pockets.Note to the Housing Minister; stop this interfering and meddling; you are not doing consumer any favours. Isn’t there something else that you can do to busy yourself, like solving the Brexit problem?letting fees ban Brexit Trevor Abrahamsohn trevor abrahamson Trevor Abrahmsohn 2019-05-16Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

Paris: ANADOLU Shipyard CEO Visits EURONAVAL 2012

first_img View post tag: News by topic Paris: ANADOLU Shipyard CEO Visits EURONAVAL 2012 View post tag: CEO Share this article Training & Education View post tag: 2012 View post tag: Navy ANADOLU Shipyard CEO Ertuğ Yaşar attended EURONAVAL exhibition organized between October 22 – 26 2012 in Paris Le Bourget Exhibition center.EURONAVAL is the one of the most important Navy Ships exhibitions in Europe, organized every other year. This year’s edition was well attanded than the event of 2010 and it was reported that 360 companies from all over the world have exhibited while more than 70 delegation from 55 countries visited EURONAVAL 2012.ANADOLU Shipyard CEO Ertuğ Yaşar visited the EURONAVAL 2012 for two days, where he met existing and potential suppliers of both LCT and LST projects of the ANADOLU Shipyard, as well as competitor shipyards from different countries. [mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 8, 2012; Image: ADIK View post tag: Euronaval Back to overview,Home naval-today Paris: ANADOLU Shipyard CEO Visits EURONAVAL 2012 View post tag: visits View post tag: shipyard View post tag: Naval November 8, 2012 View post tag: ANADOLUlast_img read more

Community Education Presenter

first_imgDefinitionDEFINITION:Under general supervision, the Professional Expert providesassistance and support in accordance with assignments anddirections from the supervisor. Professional Experts:Have specialized knowledge or expertise not generally requiredof or found in the classifications established by theDistrict.Must be specially trained, experienced, or competent to performexpert services.Are used on a temporary basis for a specific project orprojects.Terms of employment will be described in the ProfessionalExpert Employment Agreement Professional Experts are not part of classified service.Professional Experts are at-will employees and have no entitlementrights to any position in the District. Professional Expertemployment shall not result in the displacement of Classifiedpersonnel.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Community Education Presenter requires varying levels ofspecialized knowledge, skills, and experience in:Professional Advancement including but not limited to:leadership, social media, sales and marketing, financial mattersand.Arts and Entertainment including but not limited to:Blacksmithing and bronze casting, jewelry making, fashion design,culinary arts and cooking, literature and language, make-upartistry, music, photography, screenwriting, Friday night at themovies, Sci-Fi Saturday, Voice-over and Visual arts.Health and Wellness including but not limited to: Mindfulnesspractice, drug & alcohol awareness, sports and fitness.College for Kids – including but not limited to: Science,consumer arts, business, sports, wellness, Engineering, arts andcrafts for ages 5 -18 Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for thisopportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. Acomplete application packet includes:A complete Coast Community College District OnlineEmployment Application.Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions, if any (pleaseprovide clear and detailed responses, where applicable, as theywill be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualifiedcandidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not pasteyour resume, put ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’, or leave blank).A current Resume (as a separate attachment – PDFrecommended).Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.center_img Requires subject matter and content area competency.Qualifications and Physical DemandsQUALIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Education and Experience:Work experience and/or special training that is directly related tocommunity education assignment is required, including validlicenses and/or certifications, if applicable.Community/Contract Education – Percentage of Net RevenueRatesRANGERATE1 5%2 10%3 15%4 20%5 25%6 30%7 35%8 40%9 45%10 50%11 55%12 60%13 65%14 70%15 75%16 80%17 85%18 90%19 95%20 100%Conditions of EmploymentThis is a professional expert position. The District reserves theright to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based uponavailable funds. The effective dates of employment will be arrangedwith the supervisor.This is a recruitment for an applicant POOL to filltemporary/short-term assignments on an as-needed basis. Departmentsor Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to filltemporary/short-term assignments as the need arises. Applicationswill remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by thehiring manager should the department/division be interested inscheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of HumanResources regarding the status of your application .Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. The hours of work andeffective date of employment will be arranged with thesupervisor.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.last_img read more

2008 predictions…in theatre

first_imgIt’s a tough time for stage, because much of the ‘cultural funding’ usually set aside for theatre is being cut back. The Arts Council, which often backs smaller productions, is going into slash-and-burn mode. This means cuts in funding for  non-mainstream drama productions, who normally rely on its support – tenuous at the best of times – to go ahead.Drama festivals, perhaps not as popular as the notoriously hedonistic tented music festivals, are nevertheless a great place for new talent and quirky theatre. The National Student Drama Festival, which runs in March this year, has just had its annual £52,000 budget cut entirely. Not the sort of news to instill confidence. Yet despite this lack of funding, it looks set to be as brilliant and innovative as always. Another one to look out for this year is Latitude, held in Suffolk (July 17th -20th) and now in its third year. The festival features up-and-coming theatre, comedy, burlesque and poetry, besides its main musical attractions. Latitude has gained recognition for its cultural richness, helped along by comics like Bill Bailey and Dylan Moran and performances of Nabokov and Shakespeare plays. Last year’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was brilliantly comic, while a conceptual piece, based on fairy tales and staged in the woods, was truly terrifying.This year also sees the modest beginnings of the new Kingston Theatre in London. Based on the layout for the original 1587 Rose theatre, where Shakespeare and Marlowe performed, there are plans for the theatre to be linked to Kingston University and used as a base for two residential drama companies. It opens for business on January 16th with a production of the play Uncle Vanya.Of course, mainstream theatre is still thriving, with productions like The History Boys and War Horse set to return once again as popular yet relatively erudite fare for theatre-goers. Noël Coward’s plays are in the limelight this spring, with The Vortex playing in the Theatre Royal Bath and then the Apollo. With Felicity Kendal playing the lead, this production is sure to receive a lot of attention. So I thought I’d get in first. The National Theatre is also focusing on Coward, staging Present Laughter, and also two of his shorter dramas, The Astonished Heart and Still Life, as part of its ‘Platforms’ project. And quite honestly, given the snowballing prices of cinemas and clubs, a revitalised slice of vintage Coward should be required viewing for the average Oxford student…And finally, the question that is resounding over the boards of the stage world: now that Darcey Bussell has retired, who will fill her role as Principal Ballerina? Ballet has received a lot of attention lately as the national papers are awash with interviews with the diva ballerina; who will be next to steal the limelight?by Ellen Griffifthslast_img read more

MANNO, JOAN (nee: Stukart)

first_img76, of Bayonne passed away on July 21, 2017. Wife of Anthony Manno. Mother of Marc Manno, Jill Ward and her husband Neil, and Amy Gajewski and her husband Brian. Grandmother of Marc, Jessica, Kristy, Vincent, Ashley, Danielle, Jordan, Ava, Emma, and Charolette. Great grandmother of Avian and Kaydence. She was predeceased by her son Daniel Manno and her brother Edwin Stukart. Joan was employed as a registered nurse for Bayonne Hospital OBGYN unit for many years. Mrs. Manno was also a private practice nurse for Dr. Choma and Dr. Frattarola in Hillside, NJ for 15 years. Funeral arrangements by CAIOLA STELLATO Funeral Home, 691 Avenue C.last_img read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New Album Is Finished, And Radiohead’s Producer Is Mixing It

first_imgThe actual recording process was overseen by another famous producer, Danger Mouse. The new album will feature some collaborative material with Danger Mouse, according to singer Anthony Kiedis.Listen To Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New Campaign Jingle For Bernie SandersIn a recent radio interview, Kiedis said, “We had written two dozen songs before we got with him. [Danger Mouse] is like, ‘Let’s keep a few of those, but let’s go write all new songs in the studio’.“We’re looking at each other like, ‘Dude, we kind of already wrote the songs, bro.’ He’s like, ‘No, I like to write new ones in the studio.’ So, in honor of accommodating this new process, we wrote all new songs, and it’s a good thing we did.”The one thing that remains unclear is why a separate producer was brought in for mixing, but there’s no denying that Godrich has an ear for audio production. We’ll be sure to update once more information is available.[Via CoS] The forthcoming Red Hot Chili Peppers release could be here sooner than we think! The band has been hard at work on the follow-up to 2011’s I’m With You, and according to a recent update from drummer Chad Smith, the album is in the mixing stages of production.Not only that, but famed Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich is the one doing the mixing. That’s what Smith tells us in a recent post:last_img read more

FoodPIC

first_imgTucked into a corner of the University of Georgia’s campus in Griffin, Georgia, FoodPIC is an innovative research center that could be a key component in bringing business and industry to the state.UGA’s Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center (FoodPIC) is already a valuable asset to Sean McMillan, UGA’s Atlanta-based economic development director, when he meets with companies interested in moving to Georgia. There are only 13 similar facilities in the U.S., the closest in North Carolina and Tennessee.“If we’re competing with a state that doesn’t have something like this, we have an advantage,” said McMillan. “It’s an asset and we’re communicating that to companies that are looking to expand their existing operations or establish a presence here.”FoodPIC, which will soon occupy a new 14,500-square-foot facility in Griffin, assists companies in developing new food products efficiently and economically. Faculty in the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology, part of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, initiated the center. Among the products in development are nut milks, hot sauces and meat rubs. Faculty members are also exploring blueberry wine and carbonated yogurt, and studying the shelf life of these and other novel food products.“I think of Griffin as being the next Silicon Valley, but with a food emphasis,” said FoodPIC Director Kirk Kealey. “We want to develop and drive breakthrough innovations. It’s a massive vision.”FoodPIC opened in 2007 in the Melton Building on UGA’s Griffin Campus. In each of its first seven years, faculty members there received about 13 requests for help from outside companies. Last year, the FoodPIC fielded 68 requests that resulted in 24 proposals and 10 completed projects. The program also reached nearly 1,600 people through outreach at trade shows and other events. Kealey’s next goal is to acquire 120 requests that lead to 15 completed projects in 2016.McMillan says that FoodPIC gets a lot of attention from the companies he meets with regularly.“In the area of small business and encouraging entrepreneurs in the food industry, it’s definitely a great service,” McMillan said. “It could be something that could sway a relocation or expansion decision to Georgia.”For more information, see the program’s website at caes.uga.edu/center/foodpic/.last_img read more

Peruvian Armed Forces Deployed to Fight Narco-Violence

first_imgDario Medrano, a spokesman for the DNCD, said an investigation has been launched to capture those associated with the presumed narcotics. Wow these guys are so cool how they fight they seem to be shining along those paths man it’s great to see those Armed Forces from neighboring countries Peru and Bolivia Dario Medrano, a spokesman for the DNCD, said an investigation has been launched to capture those associated with the presumed narcotics. The Dominican Republic’s Military recently teamed with several of the country’s security forces to seize 100 packages of a substance that law enforcement authorities are testing for cocaine and heroin from a ship. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has deployed the Armed Forces to the Huallaga Valley, a major coca-growing region in the country’s northeast, to combat increased violence by the Shining Path terrorist group. Dominican Military helps seize presumed narcotics The Huallaga Valley, which stretches into the Provinces of Huánuco, San Martín, and Ucayali, is a hotbed for coca plantations that are overseen by the Shining Path, which uses narcotrafficking proceeds to fund its terrorist activities. Coca is the main ingredient used to produce cocaine. Agents with the Center for Information and Joint Coordination (CICC) were checking cargo on the ship’s dock when they noticed one of the container’s seals appeared to have been altered. It was sent to an area where it could undergo a more comprehensive search by security agents in the presence of Deputy Prosecutor Pamela Ramírez. Upon opening the container, law enforcement officers found two bags containing 33 and 34 packages respectively. The packages were sent to a forensic laboratory to be tested and weighed. The Intelligence Department of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces (J-2), the National Investigations Department (DNI), the Specialized Port Security Corps (CESP) and the Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) also participated in the seizure. Agents with the Center for Information and Joint Coordination (CICC) were checking cargo on the ship’s dock when they noticed one of the container’s seals appeared to have been altered. It was sent to an area where it could undergo a more comprehensive search by security agents in the presence of Deputy Prosecutor Pamela Ramírez. Upon opening the container, law enforcement officers found two bags containing 33 and 34 packages respectively. The packages were sent to a forensic laboratory to be tested and weighed. The increased Military forces were deployed to support the area after the president declared a 60-day state of emergency there on February 20. The decree gives the Armed Forces more power to combat the Shining Path, which works with local narcotrafficking groups and gangs to grow and transport cocaine, according to Humala. The Intelligence Department of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces (J-2), the National Investigations Department (DNI), the Specialized Port Security Corps (CESP) and the Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) also participated in the seizure. The Huallaga Valley, which stretches into the Provinces of Huánuco, San Martín, and Ucayali, is a hotbed for coca plantations that are overseen by the Shining Path, which uses narcotrafficking proceeds to fund its terrorist activities. Coca is the main ingredient used to produce cocaine. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has deployed the Armed Forces to the Huallaga Valley, a major coca-growing region in the country’s northeast, to combat increased violence by the Shining Path terrorist group. The increased Military forces were deployed to support the area after the president declared a 60-day state of emergency there on February 20. The decree gives the Armed Forces more power to combat the Shining Path, which works with local narcotrafficking groups and gangs to grow and transport cocaine, according to Humala. By Dialogo February 24, 2015 The Dominican Republic’s Military recently teamed with several of the country’s security forces to seize 100 packages of a substance that law enforcement authorities are testing for cocaine and heroin from a ship. Dominican Military helps seize presumed narcoticslast_img read more

Salvadoran Army Captain is TRADOC’s Officer Instructor of the Year

first_imgBy by Lee A. Rials, WHINSEC Public Affairs April 27, 2017 Felicidades Mi Capitán Monterrosa, estas son bendiciones de Dios y un gran reconocimiento a su labor durante su carrera como profesional de las armas, que Dios le siga bendiciendo, saludos Muy orgullosa del Cap Rafael Monterrosa, un hombre ejemplar, en todos los aspectos. Salvadoran Army Captain Rafael A. Monterrosa is the U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command’s Officer Instructor of the Year for 2016. Capt. Monterrosa is the chief instructor and course director for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation’s (WHINSEC) Cadet Leadership Development Course, offered up to eight times per year to military cadets from the United States and other regional countries. Although WHINSEC is one of the smallest education facilities in the U.S. Army, it draws from the best U.S. and partner-nation instructors. Capt. Monterrosa follows last year’s Educator of the Year, Chilean Army Col. Luis Cuellar, as an honoree, and in its short history, the institute has had one other TRADOC Instructor of the Year. Remarkable in this is that Capt. Monterrosa teaches in Spanish, so his entry in the competition was in Spanish, with interpretation by the institute’s interpreter/translators. Capt. Monterrosa first came to WHINSEC in 2002 as a cadet in El Salvador’s Military Academy, taking the very course he is now teaching. After his commissioning in 2003, Capt. Monterrosa went to Field Artillery Basic Course in El Salvador, the Field Artillery Advanced Course in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, back to El Salvador for a basic Airborne Course, and eventually back to WHINSEC in 2015. In addition to the Instructor Training Courses at the institute that brought Capt. Monterrosa to Master Instructor status, he has also taken the UN Peacekeeping Operations Course. His operational assignments have been varied and challenging, adding to his credibility as an instructor. He has been an Infantry platoon leader, an Infantry company commander, a Field Artillery platoon leader, and a Battery Commander for the 102 Field Artillery Battalion. In 2007, Capt. Monterrosa was deployed to Al Kut, Iraq, with the Salvadoran Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom.last_img read more

Fed cuts rates for 3rd time in 2019

first_imgThe Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), as expected, cut interest rates by 25 basis points Wednesday at the conclusion of its two-day monetary-policy setting meeting. The federal funds target rate is now set at a range of 1.5 to 1.75 percent.“The Fed’s decision to cut rates has little to do with the real economy, and will be pitched as a nod to rising risks associated with the trade war and slowing growth abroad,” said NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long. “The risk of unsettling financial markets, which had already priced in a rate cut, was also a factor.“Markets are doubting a rate cut in December, and in dropping the language associated to supporting the expansion, the FOMC is clearly signaling a more hawkish turn,” Long added. “The hurdle for another rate move will be significantly higher as the Fed assesses the impact of its easing campaign, with the hopes that it can maintain what little ammunition they have in case of a deterioration in the real economy.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more