Previous articleParalympians return to Jordan, but will be back in NI for October court dateNext articleRespond road safety initiative being stepped up in Raphoe News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter A 29-year-old Derryman has been charged with possession of explosives.Joseph Hugh Allen from Broadway in Creggan was charged with possession a pipe bomb and other items on a date unknown between the first and 14th of September last year.His arrest was related to fingerprints found on items found during searches after attacks last September on a PSNI officer and a Forensic Medical Officer in Claudy.Bail was denied, and Allen was remanded in custody.There was heavy security around Derry Magistrates Court for this morning’s hearing.Eamon Mc Dermott was there………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/eamon1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Facebook News 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Creggan Man appears at Derry Magistrates Court on explosives charges WhatsApp By News Highland – August 23, 2012 Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers
Home » News » MPs and Peers to consider energy efficiency of rented housing previous nextRegulation & LawMPs and Peers to consider energy efficiency of rented housingAll Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector launches inquiry into the energy efficiency in the PRS.The Negotiator14th October 20150581 Views From 1st April 2018, all privately rented properties will be required to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate. This is likely to pose significant challenges given that privately rented homes are generally older and harder to treat than properties in other tenures.The Group’s inquiry follows the Government’s decision not to renew the Landlord Energy Savings Allowance in the March Budget. This had originally been introduced to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of the properties they let but was dropped because of low take up.The Government has also ended funding for the Green Deal and a decision by the European Court of Justice earlier this year ruled that the reduced five per cent rate of VAT paid on energy efficiency products can no longer be applied, apart from when used for social rented housing.The Group will consider the impact of recent policy developments on energy efficiency improvements in the private rented sector and make recommendations about what new policies could be developed to support the sector within the Government’s overall ambitions for household energy efficiency and given its efforts to ensure value for taxpayers’ money.Announcing the inquiry, the Group’s Chairman, Oliver Colvile (left), Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport said, “With the winter months just around the corner, improving the energy efficiency of rented housing is a crucial issue.“With the private rented market under more scrutiny than ever landlords have a challenge to meet the new energy efficiency requirements of their properties.“The Group’s inquiry will look to develop new ideas that will support landlords to meet their new target; save tenants money on their Bills and help improve standards. I would encourage all those with an interest to submit their suggestions.”Those with an interest in these subjects are invited to provide written submissions of no more than 1,500 words to Ed Jacobs on [email protected] by 23rd October.private rented market rented housing energy efficiency energy efficiency of rented housing Energy Performance Certificate October 14, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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
View Comments Who is the Very Model of a Modern Major-General?! Hunter Parrish (Weeds, Godspell), Tony winner Douglas Hodge (La Cages aux Folles), Tony nominee Phillip Boykin (Porgy and Bess) and Julia Udine (Phantom) will appear in The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty at City Center this fall.Also starring the previously announced Deborah Voigt, Betsy Wolfe and Montego Glover, the Gilbert & Sullivan classic will be conducted and directed by Ted Sperling with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and play October 15 and 16.Penzance will feature choreography and associate direction by Gustavo Zajac, set by David Korins, lighting by Frances Aronson and sound by Scott Lehrer.The concert presentation is part of the new MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) season, which will highlight English operas, operettas and new works.
Tim W. Robinson, 56, of Greensburg, Indiana passed away on May 21, 2020. He was born on June 30, 1963 in New Castle, Indiana the son of D. Jewell Robinson Cupp. Tim worked for 20 years at STI and Hitachi in Greensburg.Survivors include: Wife, Christy Robinson; Daughter, Candice Robinson of Greensburg; Grandchildren, Jada and Braxtan Phillips; Step Father, Phil Webster of New Castle; and Step Sister, Barb Webster of New Castle, and Several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. He was preceded in death by Mother and his beloved schnauzer, Buddy.A Memorial Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday June 12, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Celebration Place, 2002 Moscow Road, Greensburg, Indiana 47240. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com
Don Mitchell, distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University and recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, spoke to USC students and faculty on the creation and significance of public space, specifically its role in relation to the homeless, minorities and protesters.In his talk, “People’s Park Again: The Ongoing History of the End of Public Space,” Mitchell examined changes in public space. The professor argued that since there is not a concrete definition of public space, the majority of the intellectual community tends to define public space in terms of what it is not.“An image or a shared understanding of … what public space is … is mostly assumed,” Mitchell said. “The image [of public space] appears to be one of … relatively open access [and] little capital control over the full functioning of the space; light policing.”While Mitchell says there is much debate over which modern spaces, such as malls or campuses, constitute public space, he turns to urban theorist Mike Davis’ definition of public space.“Public space is the space where changes in the city [are] fought out.”Such conflicts are evidenced by demonstrations of urban unrest in public spaces.“Public space is a space of conflict and is essential to the creation and resolution of conflict,” Mitchell said.He turned to the examples of the necessity of public space in civil rights protests and gay pride parades.“Public space is a space for organizing and protesting … [and is] essential for political people,” Mitchell said.Minority groups as political actors in public spaces further emphasize this point and bring forward new questions about what exactly public space is.“The increased presence of women, of gays, of minorities in public space … raised, in new ways, the question of who public space is for,” Mitchell said. “[Their] insistence on being present and visible in public space forced dominant society to confront its exclusions.”Mitchell explains the similar function of homelessness in cities in relation to public space.“The crisis of homelessness, which many interpreted to be a crisis of public space … [forces] the question of public space; what it was for, who belonged in it and who didn’t,” Mitchell said.In fact, the professor claimed that homelessness is central to understanding the conflicts of public space, and it was actually what led him to researching this field originally.“As a college student at San Diego State, I was so pissed off at the world around me,” Mitchell said. “Seeing the homeless just lying there on the streets … so unjust … I have an anger and passion about the issue that never left.”It was his work on homelessness that led him to examine public space and its relationship to homelessness in communities.Mitchell explained that states approach the issue of the homeless in public spaces as a matter of health, sanitation and safety.“Homeless people’s use and occupation of public space is seen as necessarily detrimental to order,” Mitchell said. “Homeless people either directly ruined or lead to the ruin of public space, in this argument.”As a result, new laws regulating quality of life emerged.“Quality of life laws developed to govern homeless people’s use of public space, or perhaps to remove them altogether.”Mitchell warns that this could become the worst-case scenario of what could happen with new public space regulations.“The worst thing that could happen … [would be] the clearing out of homeless people who have nowhere else to go.”Mitchell says that individuals can take action in or outside of activist groups.“[It is important to] find ways to work in solidarity with people who have no other place to be but in public.”He also argues that while housing is often regarded as the solution to homelessness, it is not enough.“Being outside in public spaces is valuable to the homeless, as it is to us.”Mitchell also encourages individuals to find opportunities to transform spaces, such as malls or chain restaurants, into public spaces.Mitchell points to a growing conflict in Queens, N.Y. between McDonald’s and the elderly Korean immigrant population who buy a cup of coffee and then sit at McDonald’s for the day, which turns the fast-food eatery into a “public space.”“Personally, the thing that I do is try to learn and explain … to understand and to research,” Mitchell said.
Bill Nunn Jr.PITTSBURGH (AP) – Long-time Pittsburgh Steelers scout Bill Nunn Jr. died Tuesday night of complications from a stroke. He was 89.Through 46 seasons in the NFL, Nunn was considered one of the premier scouts of the traditionally black colleges. In 2010, Nunn became part of the inaugural class of the Black College Football Hall of Fame, along with such NFL stars as Deacon Jones, Walter Payton, Willie Lanier and Tank Younger.Among the players scouted by Nunn who went on to lead the Steelers to their 1970s dynasty were Mel Blount, John Stallworth, L.C. Greenwood, Donnie Shell and Ernie Holmes.“We have lost a great friend and a great person who did so much for the Steelers organization with the passing of Bill Nunn,” Steelers owner Dan Rooney said. “Bill was a special person who did everything in his career, from playing sports to being an excellent journalist, all of which led to his outstanding career in scouting for the Steelers.”Born William Nunn Jr., he played basketball at West Virginia State and was asked to help integrate the NBA after World War II. Nunn entered journalism, first as a sports writer, then sports editor, then managing editor of The Pittsburgh Courier, one of the most influential Black publications in the United States.He also did some promoting, including boxing bouts and Negro League baseball games involving the Indianapolis Clowns at Forbes Field, the home of the Pirates.Nunn started scouting for Pittsburgh in 1967, took a full-time job with the Steelers in 1969, and was a major contributor to putting together the great Steelers teams under coach Chuck Noll.“My feeling is that so much of what I did to be a part of this was done when I was with the newspaper,” Nunn said when inducted into the Black College Hal of Fame. “Getting to the Steelers, of course, also was due to the newspaper. Having dealt with black colleges for most of my newspaper life, I feel good about that. I picked the Black College All-America football team starting in 1950, and the last one I took part in was in 1974 when I was a scout here and we drafted John Stallworth. So as a result, I felt very good about being a part of that.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe new recruits from the Blue Haven Resort and Marina, found in that very well attended job fair a months back will get to show their stuff. The resort official opens this weekend and activities are scheduled to take place from Dec. 6- 8. On Friday will be the “Blue your mind party” at the Salt Bar & Grill starting from 5:30pm. Then on Saturday and Sunday the 4th annual Turks and Caicos Friends of the Art Foundation, Art &Craft Expo takes place along with the Beach Volleyball Tournament, the two events will run from 11 am- 4pm both days. The company will also be celebrating the opening of the property’s casual dining restaurant, “Fire & Ice” from 5pm-7pm on Saturday Dec. 7. The weekend’s activities close out with the Turks & Caicos Football Association Beach Soccer Tournament on Sunday Dec. 8 from 11am-4pm. It is also hoped the kite boarding six will make it here on time for the opening of the resort; they are kiteboarding along colomubus path to the TCI… it would be the longest down winder relay by kiteboard ever, once Enable Passion completes the mission.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, January 30, 2017 – The 1907 Earthquake Monument is among the starkest reminders of one of the most fateful days in Jamaica’s history. The towering structure sits on land at Bumper Hall in Greenwich Town, St. Andrew, where 501 unidentified victims of the quake, which occurred 110 years ago on January 14, were interred.History recounts that they were among the over 1,000 persons who perished during the 6.5 magnitude earthquake at approximately 3:30 p.m. which, for 36 seconds, rocked the foundation of the growing Kingston metropolis. “Screams split the air. Within 10 to 20 seconds, a town of 446,000 had been rendered immobile,” one report recounts. Its devastating impact was superseded only by the 1692 earthquake which sank a significant portion of Port Royal, resulting in the survivors of that devastation resettling on the adjacent area of land across the harbour which is now Kingston.The 1907 earthquake’s destruction was compounded by a fire which broke out, limiting rescue efforts by first responders searching for survivors and bodies amongst the rubble to which numerous buildings had been reduced. The fire, according to historians, swept an area bounded to the east by Mark Lane; north by South Parade; west along Orange Street; and south by the Caribbean Sea. Persons who were trapped by the rubble or otherwise unable to escape the flames perished. This, as the city was rendered helpless consequent on the destruction of the Jamaica Fire Brigade’s equipment and infrastructure, and broken water mains.The next day, after the dust had settled and the smoke dissipated, over 1,000 persons lay dead either amidst the rubble or at the public hospital where numerous victims succumbed to injuries after being admitted. Half of the victims were found burnt and charred along the principal streets of the city, which was plunged into semi-darkness, with the overall damage estimated at £2 million (approximately $316 million). Survivors, whose homes or businesses were destroyed, sought refuge in parks or on the adjoining lawns of wrecked houses.Among the victims were: Deputy Chairman of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company of London and Member of Parliament, Sir James Ferguson; importer and plantation owner, Edgar deCordova; Head of the West India Regiment Royal Army, who was only identified as Lieutenant R.R.; and Cuban Consul General, J. Perez. Others included: seven European and 13 native West India Regiment Army Non-Commissioned Officers and their families; 90 children reportedly killed when the school building they were in collapsed; 120 Cuban employees of the Machado Cigar Factory; 35 employees of the local tourist bureau; and 10 Americans who were buried in unmarked graves.Among the buildings either severely damaged or destroyed were: the Supreme Court; Nova Scotia Bank; Congregational Churches; the Myrtle Bank Hotel; the City Council’s office; the Jamaica Club; Hope College; the railway terminus; all newspaper offices; and the cable company’s office.Following the earthquake, a special committee was established to spearhead the monument’s erection at Bumper Hall. Among its members were representatives of The Gleaner Company, which reported extensively on the devastation. Research conducted by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) shows that the structure was built using reinforced concrete.Speaking at a recent 110th anniversary commemorative ceremony organised by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) at Bumper Hall, Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, who has portfolio responsibility for the JNHT, said the agency was asked to analyse and assess various aspects of the monument in 2015. “Excavations carried out around the monument confirmed that the most significant aspect…was actually buried. A section of the wall surrounding the burial chamber of the approximately 500 unknown victims was discerned by the JNHT team in March 2015, and its presence was confirmed in an article of the Daily Gleaner of Thursday, June 3, 1909,” she informed. Ms. Grange further advised that the structure, which was restored, is located in the centre of the two burial trenches extending north and south.Opposition Leader and Member of Parliament for South West St. Andrew, where the monument is located, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who also spoke at the ceremony, hailed the community support mobilised in the restoration effort. “The people of Greenwich Town and residents of Little Eighth Street in particular have been the guardians of this national heritage site for the past 110 years. They are, therefore, deserving of commendation as we pay respect to those whose remains lay here,” she said.Mrs. Simpson Miller also expressed gratitude for the input of several entities in the exercise. They include: the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund; Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo). “We also thank other agencies such as the Social Development Commission (SDC), Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF); Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT); Urban Development Corporation (UDC); and National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA),” she said. Mrs. Simpson Miller also praised the ODPEM for continuing to highlight the importance of earthquake awareness.While earthquake awareness is observed annually in January, ODPEM has, this year, embarked on a three-month campaign, from January to March, under the theme: ‘Drop. Cover. Hold…Earthquake Readiness is within Your Control’.ODPEM’s Director General, Major Clive Davis, who also spoke at the ceremony, said that for the duration of the campaign, “we will endeavour to bring information to the public, to sensitise and remind the populace of the earthquake hazards and how to manage them.” Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo