A new option for people wanting to rent a home is to be launched by the co-founder of Yotel.Gerard Green’s private rental site called Society will provide new apartments that treat tenants more like hotel guests, with an app that speeds up the whole rental process, allowing new tenants to move into a new home within 48 hours.That’s an unusually speedy process, but Gerard says the lettings business needs to catch up with others sectors that have experienced a digital revolution.“To find an apartment there is a lengthy process where you have to send your passport and various other forms of ID, pay different fees to different people before you are moved into an apartment block – and then you never hear from them again.”He plans to build space saving apartment homes with raisable beds, sinkable dining tables and foldaway kitchens. He plans to build the first homes in the New Islington area of Manchester; the application has been refused by Manchester City Council where one councillor apparently called the designs “stupid” adding that it should “yo yo back to London where it belongs,” but it will be discussed again at the September committee meeting.Jack Spurrier, MD at Yo! Homes said, A lot of issues raised were not to do with planning policy but were personal opinion, however we will be reviewing parts of the scheme and are hopeful that it will be approved at the next meeting on 22nd September.new rental scheme build-to-rent Yo! Homes September 13, 2016The NegotiatorOne commentCharlene Morris, The Negotiator The Negotiator 19th September 2016 at 1:58 pmIt will be very interesting to see how this one evolves, hopefully they get the permission. Great Idea!Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » Land & New Homes » Yo! New rentals scheme lets tenants move in within 48 hours previous nextLand & New HomesYo! New rentals scheme lets tenants move in within 48 hoursCompany who launched Yo! Sushi is to launch new, built-to-rent homes to revolutionise the rental process.The Negotiator13th September 20161 Comment1,360 Views
View post tag: USS February 7, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Deployment Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman, USS Gettysburg Put Off View post tag: usa View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman, USS Gettysburg Put Off View post tag: Harry View post tag: Navy View post tag: off View post tag: put View post tag: S View post tag: Gettysburg View post tag: Truman The Secretary of Defense delayed the deployment of USS Harry S. Truman and USS Gettysburg Feb. 6. The deployment was originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8.The affected ships have begun formally notifying the men and women of the Harry S. Truman Strike Group (HST CSG) that they will not be deploying. “Facing budget uncertainty — including a Continuing Resolution and the looming potential for across-the-board sequestration cuts — the U.S. Navy made this request to the Secretary and he approved,” said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little in a released statement. “This prudent decision enables the U.S. Navy to maintain these ships to deploy on short notice in the event they are needed to respond to national security contingencies,” said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little in a released statement.In order to remain ready and capable to deploy, HST CSG will conduct underway evolutions and maintain proficiency until a future deployment date is announced. “The United States will continue to maintain a robust military presence in the CENTCOM region, including the current carrier presence and a mix of other assets, to fulfill enduring commitments to our partners. The U.S. military continues to stand ready to respond to any contingency and to confront any threat in the region,” said Little.HST CSG consists of approximately 5,000 Sailors and Marines, including coalition Sailors. Deploying units include Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 10; USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); German frigate FGS Hamburg (F220); guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron.Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 is embarked on board USS Harry S. Truman with its associated squadrons: Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 “Swordsmen,” VFA-37 “Ragin’ Bulls,” and VFA-105 “Gunslingers,” Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 “Checkerboards,” Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126 “Seahawks,” Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 “Zappers,” Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 “Dusty Dogs,” and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 “Swamp Foxes.”USS Harry S. Truman returned from its last deployment Dec. 2010.Following its last deployment, USS Harry S. Truman conducted a 16-month docking planned incremental availability from March – July 2011 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 7, 2013; Image: US Navy Training & Education Share this article
Dear Friends,Ocean City had the honor of hosting a session yesterday at the 2019 New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference on opening waterways and improving the resiliency of back bays.The idea that Ocean City’s program is a model for the rest of the state is a testament to the success of the team we have put together. By working together with residents, businesses, our consulting ACT Engineers, the state Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ocean City has been able to restore navigable waterways and create a sustainable long-term program to maintain the health of our back bay.I want to thank the DOT’s Genevieve Clifton, the DEP’s Ginger Kopkash, the Army Corps’ Edward Bonner, ACT’s Carol Beske and Eric Rosina, and Ocean City CFO Frank Donato for speaking at the session.I want to encourage you all to attend the annual Community Thanksgiving Service, which will be held this year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Avenue).The gathering is sponsored by the interdenominational Ocean City Ecumenical Council, and people of all faiths are invited to attend. Please bring a donation of canned goods for the local Food Cupboard to the service, and plan to stay afterwards for a dessert reception with your neighbors.On the same night, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor its Citizen of the Year and give awards in a variety of categories to local businesses. I want to congratulate Carrie Merritt, an Ocean City Primary School teacher and community volunteer, on being named Citizen of the Year. I also want to pay tribute to all the businesses that will be honored and that contribute to making Ocean City the exceptional destination that it is.Our downtown is now decorated for the holidays, and the “Earlier than the Bird” shopping extravaganza will be tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 23). This unique downtown event invites everyone to shop in their pajamas to take advantage of early-bird specials. The fun starts at 8 a.m. Free turkeys will be awarded to the best-dressed, and you can register for chances to win gift certificates and other prizes.Seasonal beach tags for summer 2020 will go on sale starting next week. A production issue delayed this weekend’s scheduled launch, but the 2020 tags should be on hand in time for next Friday’s Christmas in the Downtown celebration. They will be available at a discounted $20 and can be purchased at the City Hall Welcome Center and other locations throughout town or online at www.ocnj.us/beachtags.First Night admission buttons are also on sale now. Attendance for our family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration is capped at 10,000 and the event sells out year after year. So don’t miss out. Information on the event, the schedule and how to purchase buttons is available at firstnightocnj.com . The buttons are available at a discounted $15 through the end of the month. But the price goes up to $20 on Dec. 1.There are only three days a year when trash and recycling are not picked up on a regular schedule: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For Thanksgiving, the Thursday routes move to Friday, and the Friday routes move to Saturday. See more detail on the holiday schedule.The lights on the Route 52 causeway bridges will remain purple for the remainder of November in recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. It’s one small gesture to celebrate survivors, to honor loved ones who have fought the disease, and to raise awareness about the importance of research.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillian
Facebook Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey says he plans to see out his contract IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports Facebook Google+ Google+ Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – March 26, 2020 1 542 Twitter Twitter (Photo supplied/ABC 57) After having a disappointing season cut short by the coronavirus we now know more about Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Brey’s plans for the future. The short of it is, he isn’t going anywhere. In an interview with BlueandGold.com Brey said that he has every intention on seeing out the end of his current contract with the university.Back in 2018 Brey signed a three year extension that has him under contract until 2025. By the time his contract is up that would make him the longest tenured coach in the history Notre Dame’s men’s basketball program. He is already the winningest coach in program history. In the interview Brey said “I want to lead this program to a Final Four before I’m outta here”.Read the full article from Blue and Gold here Previous articleNotre Dame researchers study spread, effects of COVID-19Next articleAs more tests come back Indiana’s number of confirmed COVID cases rises again Carl Stutsman WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest
Pinterest By Associated Press – April 10, 2020 0 257 WhatsApp Facebook IndianaNews WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Twitter Man arrested after shooting death of Indianapolis officer Google+ (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an officer on a domestic violence call.They say detectives arrested 27-year-old Elliahs Dorsey on preliminary charges of murder and attempted murder in Thursday’s slaying of 24-year-old Officer Breann Leath.It wasn’t immediately known whether Dorsey had a lawyer. A second woman also was shot. That woman hasn’t been identified.Leath was among officers who responded to the call at an apartment on Indianapolis’ far east side.Police say that as officers knocked on the door of the apartment, shots were fired through the structure, striking Leath. Previous articleMichigan reports 205 new virus deaths, highest daily totalNext articleAnother 133,000 Indiana residents file unemployment claims Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.
Artisan baker Foxcroft & Ginger has opened a specialist poached egg bar in Dalston, east London. It is in vintage retailer Beyond Retro on Stoke Newington Road and is the first of its kind in London.It serves a range of dishes using its speciality, including: eggs benedict; poached eggs with sweet potato scone, chorizo and chermoula sauce; poached eggs with herb roasted mushrooms, béchamel, truffle oil, nut crumble, parmesan on sourdough toast; and poached eggs with smoked haddock, caramelised cheese sauce, parmesan, on sourdough.Foxcroft & Ginger will achieve consistency by slow-cooking the eggs at 63 degrees for ‘perfect yolks’.Other products will be available as well as those at the egg bar, such as the baker’s The Roasting Party coffee, along with freshly made sourdough bread, salads, pastries, sandwiches, and cakes including their signature Cruffins – the croissant muffin hybrid.The new café will feature the same industrial-chic design as Foxcroft & Ginger’s Whitechapel and Soho branches, with an additional outside seating area for sunny days.
Once thought to be a problem primarily in the developed world, cancer is now a leading cause of death and disability in poorer countries. Almost two-thirds of the 7.6 million cancer deaths in the world occur in low- and middle-income countries.According to a paper published online in the Lancet, the international community must discard the notion that cancer is a “disease of the rich” and instead approach it as a global health priority.The paper is authored by Paul Farmer, chair of the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH); Felicia Knaul, director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative (HGEI) and HMS associate professor of social medicine; and Lawrence Shulman, chief medical officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and HMS associate professor of medicine at DFCI.“The provision of adequate health care in settings of poverty is by definition difficult, but the past two decades have taught us that setting our standards high can help bring new resources to bear on old problems,” says Farmer, who is also executive vice president and co-founder of Partners In Health. “The integration of cancer prevention and care where both are needed is precisely what we need to do if we are to make the response to the challenge as global as cancer itself. There are clearly effective interventions that can prevent or ease suffering due to many malignancies, and that is surely our duty as physicians or policymakers or health advocates.”Comparing cancer fatality rates between low- and high-income countries reveals stark disparities. By some estimates, fatality rates in low-income countries are 75 percent, in lower-middle-income countries 72 percent, and in upper-middle-income countries 64 percent. In contrast, high-income countries experience a 46 percent fatality rate.“The gaps in access to cancer care and control are one of the greatest challenges in global health in the world,” says Knaul. “I believe we must address this glaring inequity. Evidence shows that this can be done.”Many of the more than 4 million deaths from cancer each year in low- and middle-income countries could be averted through early detection and treatment. Millions more people with advanced or untreatable cancer but without access to palliative care will die with great and preventable suffering, often leaving those surviving them impoverished from attempting to meet even the most basic costs of the disease.This suffering and needless loss of life will persist without a rapid recalibration of global and local response. Said Frenk, “In most parts of the world, cancer is a sorely neglected health problem and a significant cause of premature death. To correct this situation we must address the staggering ‘5/80 cancer disequilibrium,’ that is, the fact that low- and middle-income countries account for almost 80 percent of the burden of disease due to cancer yet receive only 5 percent of global resources devoted to deal with this emerging challenge.”Among the additional authors are leaders from the global health and cancer communities representing the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries (GTF.CCC), including honorary co-presidents Lance Armstrong and HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan. GTF.CCC was launched in November 2009 by HMS, HSPH, HGEI, and DFCI.The authors, speaking on behalf of the GTF.CCC, propose, and are working toward, the following:· Raising global awareness of the impact of cancer on developing countries, creating a call to action on both the global and national level.· Defining the packages of essential services and treatments needed to provide care in low-resource settings for cancers that can be cured or palliated with available therapies.· Increasing access to the best treatment for cancer through the procurement of affordable drugs and services.· Reducing suffering from all cancers through universal access to pain control and palliation.· Developing and evaluating successful service delivery models in different economic and health system settings and sharing the lessons and evidence globally.· Expanding the leadership, stewardship, and evidence base for implementing the most efficient approaches to cancer care and control in developing countries.According to Shulman, “Access to life-saving cancer care is a human right, and must be brought to those in developing countries. We have shown we can do this in the treatment of other illnesses, and we can and must do this with cancer care. This should be viewed as an imperative rather than as an option.”
The holiday season may be over, but Harvard Community Gifts (HGC) Program Manager Mary Ann O’Brien hopes Harvard employees are inspired to start the New Year in the spirit of giving.“Tuesday will be the final day for employees to make a donation through the HGC campaign,” O’Brien said. “For more than 50 years, the Harvard community has given generously to people in need through the charities and nonprofits whose work ‘speaks’ to them. We’re hoping that people will make a gift, if they haven’t done so already, as this year’s campaign comes to a close.”Donations from Harvard’s faculty and staff typically provide about $500,000 in annual support to more than 500 charities, places of worship, and college alma maters. The tradition of generosity began during World War II, when donations helped provide food and clothing for American soldiers. In the recent past, Harvard employees have donated to Harvard-sponsored relief efforts for people affected by natural disasters such as the Pacific tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan.O’Brien, who has worked with HCG since 2010, says that the annual effort plays an important role in providing the kind of workplace Harvard’s employees expect and value.“Harvard employees are very generous and care a great deal about the organizations and causes they support — whether they are humanitarian, social, educational, or health-related,” O’Brien said. “People tell me that it’s meaningful for them to be able to do so through Harvard and that they appreciate the convenience of being able to make gifts to multiple charities with just a few clicks. Thanks to a wonderful new group of campaign volunteers and campaign co-chairs from across the University, this holiday season donations to HCG increased dramatically to about $600,000. We’re hoping to round that number up to $625,000 by the end of the business day on Tuesday.”Employees may select up to five charities for their donation, and make a gift by check or debit/credit card, a payment option that many appreciate. “People like the fact that if they charge their gift, they keep the credit card ‘points,’ ” O’Brien said. “Also, with this option, Harvard will pay the credit card fees, rather than their charity — which can be as much as 3percent.”The spirit of giving and community that is expressed through the HCG is an annual inspiration for O’Brien.“It’s an important workplace tradition, and a way to amplify our charitable impact as individuals by joining with our co-workers,” she said. “Our donations provide vital support to these charities and make a real difference in what they’re able to accomplish each year.”
LONDON (AP) — Online fashion seller Asos has bought Topshop, which once boasted designs by Kate Moss and Beyonce, along with three other brands for 265 million pounds ($363 million) as rivals scoop up bargains after the collapse of Britain’s Arcadia retail group. The deal, announced Monday, puts thousands of jobs at risk because Asos acquired the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge’s and HIIT brands but none of their stores. Asos said it plans to keep only about 300 of the brands’ employees. Asos said it also planned an additional cost to build stock.
By Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo June 29, 2017 Representatives from the Central American Armed Forces Conference (CFAC, per its Spanish acronym), comprising the armed forces of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, participated in the LXXXII Ordinary Meeting of Representatives (ROR, per its Spanish acronym) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from May 15th-17th. The goal of the meeting was to prepare reports that will be further expanded and approved at the Ordinary Meeting of the High Council scheduled for July 11th–14th in Tegucigalpa. CFAC is an international military organization that seeks to contribute to the security, development, and integration of member states in accordance with the laws of each country. Created in 1997 for the purpose of promoting military integration in Central America, the institution conducts meetings, workshops, seminars and training on humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, as well as other topics related to regional security, according to its website. Preparation work The ultimate goal of ROR is to promote permanent and systematic coordination, cooperation, and mutual support efforts. During the meeting, participants established six core topics: confronting emerging threats, peacekeeping operations, humanitarian aid operations, the role of the armed forces in support of public security, institutional cooperation and development, and environmental management. “We discussed various recommendations and conclusions on several of the core topics. [We were looking to] provide an optimal level of defense against threats to democracy, peace, and liberty,” Colonel Walter Smith Cruz, the Honduran Army representative to CFAC, told Diálogo. To that effect, the military delegates proposed that the Executive Committee conducts specialized supplemental activities, such as approving equipment for humanitarian rescue units needed by the countries during natural or manmade disasters. They also discussed training personnel of the units conducting these operations at the request of the affected country. During the meeting, they highlighted the participation of the Dominican Republic and Central American countries in “Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias,” an international exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) to improve response and task-planning capacities during natural disasters. The exercise took place April 19th–28th in Guatemala. SOUTHCOM has coordinated the annual exercise with regional partner nations for more than a decade. “Through this core topic, we urge the strengthening of all our units’ training plans in order to solidify our humanitarian aid operations. Between January and April 2017, we conducted 4,432 activities related to humanitarian assistance,” Colonel Samuel Guzmán Leiva, the Guatemalan Army representative to CFAC, told Diálogo. Security considerations In accordance with the intelligence report on emerging threats, the Executive Committee recommended that a specific evaluation be conducted for each country to identify the latest drug-trafficking methods and trends since they are constantly changing. “Guatemala used to be considered a transit country for drugs. Now there are indications of poppy production, which is related to heroin,” Col. Guzmán said. Representatives of the armed services also recommended updating CFAC’s operations and administrative manuals, as well as the performance of coordinated operations at the International Political Boundary (LPI, per its Spanish acronym), with the goal of confronting current threats from transnational organized crime, including drug trafficking, human trafficking, corruption, money laundering, and arms smuggling. “Central American armed institutions are continuously carrying out operations which contribute to regional security for the benefit of the population. In the first four months of 2017, Central American states carried out 488,467 operations to support public security and combat organized transnational crime,” Col. Smith emphasized. “A greater number of people linked to drug trafficking and illegal human trafficking were arrested. A higher volume of drugs intended to move to the United States was seized. These actions benefitted the population and contributed to improving regional security,” he added. CFAC, a model to follow “CFAC has become a model organization for other international institutions to follow. The Central American Integration System is interested in entering into a cooperation agreement with the agency. CFAC’s strengths are consensus, integration, trust, and cooperation among the armed forces,” Col. Guzmán said. For Col. Smith, criminal activity results in high levels of violence in Central America and the Dominican Republic. This causes family displacement to other cities and countries in the region, as well as the loss of their property and setbacks to their overall development. This likewise drives away foreign investment, which is needed to boost the region’s economies. “With the goal of further solidifying cooperation and coordination mechanisms between members [countries], real-time information and intelligence exchange systems must be strengthened. Also, the means of communication must be improved, since the operations conducted by CFAC units along LPI require a level of communication that allows for broad-based command, control, and coordination, with the goal of reacting to unexpected situations in a timely manner,” Col. Smith concluded.