Watch out, there’s a locked-door inspector about!

first_imgThe government has confirmed that estate agents can only operate legally under the current pandemic rules if they lock their branch doors to prevent unplanned walk-ins.This follows a warning given to a Guild of Property Professionals member in Gloucestershire following guidance from their local authority that they would be shut down unless a locked-door policy was followed and, if found not to be complying, the business would face a fine.Following the warning the Guild contacted the local authority concerned and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to establish whether locked doors are now mandatory rather than ‘guidance’, and civil servants have confirmed that it is.“After much deliberation, it was determined that…while the agent was following the Covid-secure guidelines, they had not had their office door locked,” says the Guild’s Compliance Officer Paul Offley (pictured).“This situation serves as a warning that local authorities are being proactive and taking action where they believe an agent is not operating under a locked door and only seeing clients who have made an appointment.“While agents are allowed to continue to facilitate home moves during the lockdown, it is vital that it is done so in accordance with the health guidelines that the Government has set out or they run the risk of being either financially penalised or closed by their local authority.”Although there is no legal requirement to lock an agency’s doors, both Propertymark, the Guild and the Guild of Letting have been recommending agents do it since late September, and many agents’ have been – at least officially – observing a locked-door policy since the market re-opened in May.Read more about locked doors during Covid.locked door Guild of Property Professionals propertymark November 13, 2020Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Watch out, there’s a locked-door inspector about! previous nextRegulation & LawWatch out, there’s a locked-door inspector about!Warning comes from Guild after member was threatened with a fine after operating their branch with an unlocked front door.Nigel Lewis13th November 202002,158 Viewslast_img read more

Spanish Combat Supply Ship Cantabria to Operate with Royal Australian Navy

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: ship Spanish Combat Supply Ship Cantabria to Operate with Royal Australian Navy July 4, 2012 View post tag: Royal View post tag: Spanish Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Combat Supply Ship Cantabria to Operate with Royal Australian Navy View post tag: Cantabria View post tag: Operate Authorities View post tag: Australian Spain and Australia have agreed today that the Combat Supply Ship Cantabria will operate with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from February to November 2013. This deployment will be the longest and most extensive that the Navy ship will have made to date.Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral General Manuel Rebollo, and his Australian counterpart, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, have signed this morning at the Naval Museum of Madrid an agreement to improve the interoperability of both navies and demonstrate the ability of the ship to assist in the preparation of logistical support to the Australian Navy.The long history of collaboration between the Spanish Navy and the Royal Australian Navy was reflected in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Ministries of Defence of both countries in 2008. Both navies have collaborated in the exchange of ship design requirements, the support of the Navy to the RAN and exchange of information and experience of operational use of similar vessels.The agreement signed today will allow our modern logistic ship to reach a high degree of readiness. Australia will bear the cost of the activity of Cantabria.During deployment, the Spanish ship will participate in various exercises with ships and helicopters of the RAN, culminating with participation in the International Naval Review to be held in Australia in October 2013.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 4, 2012; Image: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: Supply View post tag: Naval View post tag: Combat View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

List of Ocean City Beaches Protected by Lifeguards: Sept. 8 to 14

first_imgWeekend crowds on the downtown beaches in Ocean City, NJ.The Ocean City Beach Patrol will be guarding the following beaches Monday (Sept. 8) through Sunday (Sept. 14):St. Charles Place (between First and Second streets)Brighton Place (between Fourth and Fifth streets)Eighth StreetNinth Street10th Street12th Street34th Street58th StreetThese beaches are protected weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.The Ocean City Beach Patrol strongly urges bathers to swim only at guarded beaches. If you have any questions, please call 609-525-9200.Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguards typically work into the third week of September, but the number of patrolled beaches might be further decreased after Sept. 14.The ocean water temperature was 73 degrees on Monday (Sept. 8), and there were no named tropical storms in the Atlantic basin. September is the most common month for hurricanes and the rough surf that accompanies them.For more information on guarded beaches, refer to radio 1620 AM or Ocean City TV information channel 97.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

OCHS Girls Advance to Group 3 Semi-Final

first_imgBy Lesley GrahamAt tournament time, as the saying goes, “win and advance.” Luckily for Ocean City, ugly wins still count.In what was a sloppy outing, the Red Raiders defeated the Lions of Lacey Township, 50-34, in the quarter round of the state Group 3 playoffs.The win upped the Red Raiders’ record to 22-6, while Lacey Township ended its season at 9-16.  Ocean City senior point guard Danielle Donoghue led all scorers with 18 points.Ocean City senior guard Danielle Donoghue sinks a foul shot en route to a game-high 18 points.In the first eight minutes of play, Ocean City held Lacey Township to only two buckets while scoring 17 points.After what was a productive first quarter, the second was filled with stagnation from both teams, with quite a few missed opportunities, turnovers and overthrown passes. Going into halftime, Ocean City grabbed a 25-11 advantage.As the second half got underway, Lacey Township came out firing on all cylinders, not giving up the fight for a victory. The Lions were not getting the friendly roll, though. Ocean City was playing strong box-out defense, denying Lacey Township second looks at the basket.  At the end of the third quarter, Ocean City turned up the intensity and relied on its relentless defense to build a healthy lead against the Lions. Entering the fourth quarter, Ocean City was up 41-21.  With the final eight minutes ticking down, Lacey was not going quietly. The Lions continued to battle, chipping in their highest point total of the game with 13 points. But it was too little, too late for Lacey, as Ocean City was able to hold on for the win.Ocean City’s Delaney Lappin plays tough defense on a Lacey ballhandler.Ocean City Head Coach Paul Baruffi noted that the team did some good things, but missed some simple shots.  Going forward, Baruffi emphasized the need to stay the course, especially during tournament time.“We didn’t as a team take in what we were trying to do defensively,” Baruffi said. “I told the team, you have to do a better job of listening to what we are telling you in practice – respecting what we are telling in practice and be more focused in what we are trying to do.”The win continues Ocean City’s quest for a state title, propelling the Red Raiders into the semifinal round against Toms River East. The game will be hosted by Ocean City Saturday afternoon.Ocean City’s Stephanie Carey shoots a three-pointer from the corner. Ocean City’s stifling team defense plays a big role in the playoff win over Lacey Township.last_img read more

Aryzta blossoms with half-year health

first_imgAryzta has announced a healthy performance in its half-year results. Adjusted profit rose by 14.6% within its food division with underlying revenue increasing 6% for the six months to 31 January 2009. The global specialist bakery company saw operating profit grow 11% to E64m in its Food Europe division, which includes the Delice de France, Cuisine de France and Heistand brands. Operating profit was up 25.9% to E34.3m in its Food North America division, which includes the La Brea Bakery and Otis Spunkmeyer brands, and up 50.9% to E0.9m in its Food Developing Market division.Chief executive officer Owen Killian said that the business had “displayed excellent defensive characteristics in the current challenging economic climate”, adding that it remains focused on cash and continued earnings growth.Aryzta also confirmed that its Grangecastle bakery, distribution and R&D centre in Dublin are fully commissioned and on budget. According the statement released it “offers an opportunity to develop the UK/Irish business into new channels, such as the multiple retail channel in the UK”. Aryzta formed in August last year through the merger of Irish company IAWS and Swiss Bakery firm Hiestand.last_img read more

Governor Holcomb extends the Indiana stay-at-home order for two more weeks

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – April 3, 2020 3 1614 Pinterest WhatsApp (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Governor Eric Holcomb, delivering his 4th annual State of the State address on Jan. 14, 2020. Governor Holcomb wants Hoosiers to continue to hunker down.Friday afternoon, Holcomb said he’s extending the stay-at-home order for residents and non-essential businesses by another two weeks.That takes Indiana’s order to April 20.This is one of the latest steps the state government has taken to attempt to fight the potential spread of COVID-19.The governor also extended the state’s public health emergency order for another 30 days. WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleIndiana’s COVID-19 peak expected to be April 19Next articleMichigan reports another 1900+ positive cases on Friday Tommie Lee Facebook Facebook Twitter Governor Holcomb extends the Indiana stay-at-home order for two more weeks Twitter Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

News story: Women at the Coal Authority

first_imgSenior engineer Zoe Rose-Higgins provides support to a number of teams across the Coal Authority.“My degree in General Engineering and 13 years of experience provides me with a breadth of knowledge to be able to work across a wide area of disciplines. My work protects the environment in different ways. The work with our Public Safety and Subsidence Team has an immediate effect on both the public and the environment; my work with our Environment Team affects a much wider area and our work with Development Team affects future living and working environments. No two projects are the same which keeps me challenged and interested.”Katie Shorrock – DEFRA Contracts Manager – manages the operating contracts the Coal Authority has in place with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for treating water from disused metal mines across the country. Lisa Pinney MBE – became the first female Chief Executive of the Coal Authority in June, 2018. Lisa Pinney has always been passionate about making a difference.Formerly the youngest female Executive Manager at the Environment Agency, she is proud to be the first female Chief Executive at the Coal Authority in its 24 year history.“It will be great to get to the point where we don’t have to talk about “firsts” anymore, but in the meantime it’s important to be a visible role model for future generations. I am hugely supportive of International Women’s Day and I am pleased to see more and more women being employed here at the Coal Authority.“We need the very best people to tackle the complex challenges across the environment, engineering and planning sectors and we can only attract them if we can offer everyone a great place to work.“Together we make a huge difference to the public and the environment and I’ve always been passionate about making a difference. I studied Environmental Science at university because it felt practical and relevant and I have never regretted that. I’ve been fortunate in the opportunities I’ve had – but I also believe in stepping forwards and showing how you can help. I think that being a problem solver has been core to my career to date and has got me into rooms where I can learn from others and have the confidence to contribute to the outcome.“This has been true not only in my core work, but also in how things work and what type of organisation we need to be to make a difference. I founded the first diversity network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender staff at the Environment Agency and helped to support the start-up of many others including the Women’s Network. I am delighted to see these groups, as well as many others, such as a Women in STEM group, now being established at the Coal Authority.“A few of the 100 women who work for the Coal Authority explain their roles:Marie Platts – Service Delivery and Quality Manager for internal ICT systems – has been at the Coal Authority since its inception in October 1994, but has only been in her latest role for the last couple of years.“The main purpose of my job is to manage the testing capability, software and service support of our internally developed systems/services and to act as product specialist for our corporate reports service.The role and responsibilities I have now is a far cry from when I first started with the organisation back in 1994. I joined the authority as an Administrative Officer at a time when women undertook the administrative roles and men were the managers making the majority of the decisions.“Over the years with the on-going support and encouragement from various managers together with a lot of hard work and dedication to my various roles, I have managed to move up the organisation chart to where I am now. The authority has also been very supportive, meaning that I have never felt the desire to look for outside employment. I have always felt and continue to feel challenged and valued.”Zoe Rose-Higgins – Senior Engineer within the Engineering Department has been with the Coal Authority for nearly 4 years. She provides support to a number of teams across the Coal Authority. Geochemist Alice Mellor works as part of the technical team.“My role is to help make sure that our mine water treatment schemes are improving the environment by removing contaminants from the water. This involves tasks such as assessing how well our 75 mine water treatment schemes are performing, advising our Projects Team on the design of new mine water treatment schemes and reviewing chemistry data from mine water discharges.“I really enjoy the problem solving part of my job, using water chemistry data to diagnose problems on our schemes and to propose solutions. I also get involved in research and development projects and I’m currently managing two projects with a university which are looking at metal mine water treatment.”Anne Coleman – Head of Procurement – has worked at the authority for over 24 years as well 10 years within the mining industry prior to that.center_img Katie Shorrock helps to treat water from disused metal mines across the country.“I have a degree in Chemistry, a PhD in Environmental Chemistry and nearly 20 years of experience in the water and environment sector. My role, which ultimately helps to protect the environment by reducing the heavy metals load going into streams and rivers, requires an appreciation of chemistry, a large dose of tenacity to resolve issues that arise, as well as the ability to manage and build relationships with people to get things done. What I like best about my role is that you never know what might land in your ‘inbox’ from one day to the next.”Alice Mellor – Geochemist – working as part of the Technical Team. Head of procurement Anne Coleman has worked at the authority for more than 24 years.“I was astonished to get the role in the first place, as I was up against male candidates and I am also astonished to still be here, as originally the organisation was anticipated to be only needed for just three years.“Although I have always delivered a contracts or procurement role, the role and the team has changed. Initially I was on my own, but then the team slowly grew to support the organisation. My progression from a Contracts Officer to Procurement Manager and now Head of Department has been enabled by working with supportive colleagues in an organisation which invests in its people.“My current role is to ensure that the team deliver contracts that support the delivery of the business, whether for operations or the wider organisation whilst maintaining a positive contribution to communities through achieving good value.“I am coming to the end of my six months of being part of the Executive Leadership Team, which has given me a valuable insight and a wider visibility of activities being managed by the organisation. I would encourage you to apply and make the most of opportunities like this as they arise.”last_img read more

Eurostar doubles chapati flour production

first_imgYorkshire-based Eurostar Commodities will double the production of ‘healthy’ chapati flour, because it says sales since the launch a year ago have increased by 53%.Eurostar Commodities is to double production of its Spelt & Rye chapati flours. In what it called “a massive trend toward healthy alternatives”, sales of Spelt & Rye chapati flour have exceeded expectations in its launch year (12 months to March 2017).  Philip Bull, managing director of Eurostar, said: “We are delighted by the success of this product and it reflects a larger consumer trend towards ingredients which have increased health benefits.“Many of these products, because of their more natural processing, have enhanced flavour properties and increased absorption benefits. We are excited to continue developing new products in this area.”Spelt & Rye chapati flours blend older grains of rye and spelt to produce a tasty chapati, high in quality and with the softness and flexibility required for producing a great result, according to the company.Produced by Eurostar’s development team “who trialled different grains and blends to create the optimum combination of rye and spelt”, the product is available in two chapati flour varieties: medium brown and wholemeal.Rye and spelt give a rich hearty taste and retain a larger quantity of nutrients than other types of grains when milled. They’re a good source of fibre and minerals and are higher in protein than wheat flour. Because they are low GI, the company said the products are also good for diabetics.Rye is also a very good source of dietary fibre, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin B1.Medium brown and wholemeal varieties are available in 2kg and 5kg bags.last_img read more

French new wave

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Ibrahimovic injures leg muscle during training

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge AC Milan’s veteran star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has pulled a muscle while training at the team’s Milanello camp, a spokesperson for the Serie A club said on Monday.The 38-year-old Swede injured a calf during a match that wrapped up a training session, but he left the facility without using crutches. The extent of the injury will be assessed on Tuesday.Ibrahimovic had returned from Sweden on May 11, two months after leaving Milan as a nationwide lockdown halted the Italian Serie A with 12 games to go.He trained with Stockholm side Hammarby, which he co-owns, for part of his stay in Sweden.Group workouts have been allowed in Italy last week as a government decision about the mid-June restart of the league is expected on Thursday.dpa/NAN. Tags: AC MilanSerie AZlatan Ibrahimoviclast_img read more