‘Further blow’: Government tightens evictions rules until 11th January

first_imgHome » News » ‘Further blow’: Government tightens evictions rules until 11th January previous nextRegulation & Law‘Further blow’: Government tightens evictions rules until 11th JanuaryMinisters now tell High Court bailiffs to down tools, leaving agents and landlords with very few options unless a tenant is more than a year behind in rent.Nigel Lewis9th November 202001,236 Views The government has delivered a fresh blow to agents and landlords after all but closing off one of the last evictions paths left to those seeking to enforce a possession order.High Court bailiffs, which are separate to their more common county court counterparts, have now been told to down tools during the lockdown with only the most extreme cases being allowed to proceed.This includes extreme arrears of more than 12 months’ rent but also illegal occupation, anti-social behaviour, fraud, eviction of a perpetrator of domestic abuse in social housing and where a property is unoccupied following the death of a tenant.“Together with [the ‘Xmas truce’] pause on enforcement of evictions starting in December that has been agreed with bailiffs, this means that evictions in England will not be enforced until the 11 January at the earliest, except in the most serious circumstances,” a government statement says.Evictions sanctioned by the High Court are less common, largely because the cases can only be passed to it after a county court judge gives the go-ahead, and also because it is a more expensive route to use.Timothy Douglas, Policy and Campaigns Manager at ARLA Propertymark, says: “The UK Government has yet again extended the ban on evictions in England and this will come as a further blow to our members.“It will cause further distress for landlords who are currently dealing with ongoing rental arrears and add further pressure on the courts to manage the backlog of cases.“There needs to be a coordinated approach that better supports the needs of the industry and measures are put in place to further support tenants who have built up Covid-related arrears through no fault of their own.”Read the latest government guidance.Timothy Douglas ARLA Propertymark evictions November 9, 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 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

NDSL Changes Command aboard USS Midway Museum

first_imgNavy Drug Screening Laboratory (NDSL), San Diego held a change of command ceremony, Sept. 5. View post tag: USS Midway Museum View post tag: Navy NDSL Changes Command aboard USS Midway Museum View post tag: Command View post tag: americas September 10, 2014 Authorities Share this article Lt. Cmdr. Matthew H. Jamerson relieved Capt. Lisa K. Kennemur as commanding officer. More than 100 Navy personnel, civilian staff, friends and family members gathered on board the USS Midway Museum for the ceremony.Capt. Scott R. Jonson, commanding officer of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, served as the guest speaker. Jonson spoke about the accomplishments of Kennemur during her time as the NDSL commanding officer, and recognized the remarkable performance of the staff and leadership of NDSL San Diego over the past two years.“During Capt. Kennemur’s watch, the San Diego Navy Drug Screening Lab tested and reported results over 1.6 million specimens and supported over 200 legal proceedings with expert witness testimonies,” said Jonson. “Her efforts ensured Navy and Marine Corps commanders had timely and legally defensible results to take action against Service members who tested positive for illicit drug use.”During her remarks, Kennemur, whose promotion ceremony was one day prior to this ceremony, acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the NDSL San Diego staff.Kennemur was appointed by the Navy’s Surgeon General to serve as the next Radiation Health Specialty Leader at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery located in Falls Church, Virginia. Kennemur is the first female officer to be appointed to this leadership role in the Radiation Health Community’s 67 year history.The incoming commanding officer, Jamerson, was approved by the Navy’s surgeon general to fleet-up from his position as executive officer, NDSL San Diego.[mappress]Press Release, September 10, 2014; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today NDSL Changes Command aboard USS Midway Museum View post tag: NDSL View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: changeslast_img read more

Scottish bakers show resilience amid tier changes

first_imgSource: Bells Food GroupBakers in Scotland are showing resilience as the highest Covid-19 alert levels are implemented.Businesses will continue to adapt their working practises and business models to support their communities, according to trade association Scottish Bakers.This follows the Scottish Government’s announcement that 11 local authority areas in west and central Scotland will move from Covid alert level three to four today (20 November).The latest restrictions will remain in place for three weeks until 11 December.“We have been living with the coronavirus pandemic for many months now and it does seem that every day brings a new intervention, but what has impressed me the most through all of this is the resilience of our members to adapt and to continue trading through increasingly tough times,” said Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers.Galston-based [email protected] was among the high street bakers to adapt during the first lockdown earlier in the year. Those who had to close re-opened their doors as soon as they were able to do so.Members of Scottish Bakers began offering click & collect and home delivery services, as well as extending product ranges to include basic groceries for those shielding and struggling to buy them in supermarkets. Breadalbane in Aberfeldy, is just one example of this.The pandemic has injected a genuine sense of innovation into a number of businesses, added Smith. Some donated to the NHS and other key workers, while others ensured that bakeries and shop fronts were Covid safe.Future skillsLanarkshire-based Bells Food Group, meanwhile, is futureproofing by investing in its workforce.The Scottish Bakers member has signed up 30 candidates to undertake two modules comprising Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) 2: Production & Processing and SVQ 3: Food Manufacturing Excellence.Candidates will strengthen their skills and understanding of the food production and retail sector, in order to play their part in developing the Bells business, said MD and immediate Scottish Bakers past president Ronnie Miles.“It has been a tough year, for everyone, and we are going to be feeling the impacts of Covid on our economy for many years to come, so we have to build in business resilience where we can. We are committed to investing in skills in our business, for today and for the future,” he said.The training will be carried out by specialist training firm National Food and Drink Training (NFDT).last_img read more

The Fearless Flyers Release Final Studio Video From Debut EP [Watch]

first_imgBack in March, Vulf Records released a six-track EP under a new moniker The Fearless Flyers. The new band—comprised of Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart, guitarist Cory Wong, drummer Nate Smith, and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri—has now released all six music video-supported tracks from the self-titled EP. You can purchase/download the full record here.Following the official releases of “Aces of Aces”, “Under the Sea / Flyers Drive”, “Barbara“, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered“, “Bicentennial“, Vulf Records has shared the studio video for “Introducing the Fearless Flyers”, the EP’s third tune. “Introducing the Fearless Flyers” showcases the tight musicianship between the four players, providing the style of playing that fans of Vulfpeck crave from the band’s earlier days.Watch “The Seal Team 6 of funk” go in for studio duty on “Introducing the Fearless Flyers” below:The Fearless Flyers – “Introducing the Fearless Flyers” [Official Video][Video: Vulf]The new-ish project—which is produced, composed, and mixed by the “Vulfmon” himself, Jack Stratton (bandleader/multi-instrumentalist of Vulfpeck)—is seemingly a “2.0” version of the original Vulfpeck lineup. Basically, any musical group under the Vulf Records umbrella will resonate with fans of Vulfpeck, as the brain and tools behind the music will all come from the same place. The Vulf Compressor, indeed, continues its legacy.The full record is available on Bandcamp and features all sorts of musical nuggets. A sped-up, jammed-out, funkified rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” appears on the EP, featuring guitarist Blake Mills and gospel performer Sandra Crouch. A secondary version of “Barbara” also appears on the record, featuring Sandra Crouch again on the tambourine, as a follow-up to Vulfpeck’s 2012 Vollmich version of the song. There’s also a “kids” version of The Little Mermaid‘s “Under The Sea”, while “Bicentennial” is a clear continuation of the closing groove from Vulfpeck’s Mr. Finish Line track, “Grandma”. You can own a copy of The Fearless Flyers today for $6, if you didn’t already reserve a copy of the vinyl, here.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: lespecial’s Luke Bemand Talks New Music, Never-Ending Touring, Returning To Their Home Turf

first_imglespecial is one of a handful of bands from the Northeast beginning to make some serious noise on the touring circuit. Formed in Connecticut, the power trio has been hitting the road relentlessly over the past few years. Blending a foundation of progressive rock with what they describe as “future groove” and “death funk,” the band has carved out a sound that is highly original. Not only are they highly respected by their fans, but they’re also highly respected by their peers.As they get ready to embark on their 2019 spring tour, Live For Live Music sat down with bassist Luke Bemand to talk about the upcoming shows, the band’s history, and what fans can expect when they go see lespecial live in concert:Live For Live Music: lespecial is getting ready to embark on their spring tour, titled Season of The Vampire Jackalope. You’re kicking it off with back-to-back dates at The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT on March 22nd and The Mercury Lounge in NYC on March 23rd. How well do you know these rooms?Luke Bemand: Season of The Vampire Jackalope baby! Rolls right off the tongue. Those will both be great kickoff shows for the tour. It’s always fun playing in our home state of CT, and The Acoustic is usually pretty rowdy. We played at BRYAC for a couple years and then, when it started to get really packed, we moved down the street to The Acoustic. But make no mistake, we still get lobster rolls at BRYAC before the show. As for 3/23, we usually play in Brooklyn when we’re in NYC, and we’ve had some amazing “lespectacles” there, but we wanted to shake things up a bit this time so we’re going to Mercury Lounge. We’ve never played there before, but our old stomping ground was Sullivan Hall—and before that, when it was Lion’s Den—so we’re excited to bring it back to Manhattan. I was born in the East Village, so I love getting back there.L4LM: The Northeast is home for lespecial and you guys have cultivated a solid fan base in the region. What makes some of these cities and venues special to you?LB: In the winter, we were mostly in the Southeast, with a few shows in Colorado earlier on, so it’s always nice to get back to our home turf in the Spring and play places like NYC, Boston, New Haven, Bridgeport, etc. We get to stretch a bit more, show people the new music we’ve been working on, and get extra weird because our fans there expect it. When you really stretch on something, say some freeform swing, certain people in say, Jupiter, FL, look at you weird. Not that that’s anything new for us.L4LM: How long have you been doing regional tours like this?LB: We’ve been playing together since we were kids and started hitting the road in 2011, but we really ramped up our touring over the past three to four years. We break them up by seasons, but it’s really just kind of perpetual, maybe a couple weeks off here and there. We have a joke, “how’s tour?”, we ask each other because it’s kind of never-ending. We love to joke around.L4LM: Have the crowds steadily gotten bigger over the years, or can you remember a time and place stand out as a turning point?LB: We blew up after the cheen memes. No, not really, it’s been more of a steady growth. We’ve been putting in leg work getting to new cities the past couple years, so it’s kind of staggered depending on where we are in the country. And there are a whole lot of places we haven’t been yet, so unless we really hit it big with that next new meme, we’ll keep trying to get to new places in the country and hopefully beyond in the near future.L4LM: You’ve obviously seen a lot of bands come and go over the years. How does it feel to play a few shows alongside bands like Twiddle and Papadosio that have continued to flourish over the years?LB: It’s great! We have a lot of respect for both of those bands. To achieve the kind of success they have, and continue to, by staying true to their own music and vision is super inspiring to me. We definitely hear about more bands on hiatus or breaking up in the “scene” than ever these days. And to musicians, it is very understandable. It takes a certain kind of magic, or some unseen universal force tugging you along, to be able to continue a band. Those shows will be a lot of fun, we’re looking forward to some unique sit-ins and collabs. And to get Billy [Brouse] from Papadosio his keyboard stands back. He lent them to us in Asheville and we’ve had ‘em for a while. Very sturdy.L4LM: Your band has been playing shows and touring non-stop over the past few years. What makes this tour stand out to you? Why should fans be excited to come out this time around?A: We’re constantly working on new music. While we’re playing on the road, and then in our time off, we’ve been getting together and writing and recording. People know that the best place for them to hear what we’ve been working on, what the next sound that we do is going to be, is at a live show. We feel we’re making our best music yet. We’re excited about it, so I think that’s reason enough for the fans to be also.Check out theposter below for a list of upcoming lespecial tour dates. For more information and ticketing details, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Cybercops derail malware botnet, FBI makes ransomware arrest

first_imgTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world’s largest network for seeding malware infections. The operation appears to strike a major blow against criminal gangs that have used that network for years to install ransomware for extortion schemes and to steal data and money.. Separately, the FBI announced the arrest of a Canadian as part of a bid to disrupt a ransomware that has targeted the health care sector, seizing nearly a half million dollars in cryptocurrency. The Emotet botnet taken down in the multinational operation has served as a primary door-opener for cybercriminals since 2014.last_img

Court revisits legal intern rule

first_img Court revisits legal intern rule November 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Proposal calls for greater scrutiny of applicants Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Proposed amendments to Florida’s certified legal intern program are drawing opposition from public defenders, state attorneys, law schools, and legal aid agencies.The Supreme Court is taking comments on the proposed changes to Chapter 11 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, which governs the intern program.The Supreme Court had asked the Bar to look into the intern program after some interns, including those working in state attorney and public defender offices, turned out to have criminal records.Earlier this year, the Bar Board of Governors approved a letter to the court recommended by a committee. Acting on that letter, the court promulgated rule changes for Chapter 11 and asked for comments by September 30.Those amendments include that interns be screened before hiring by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, interns apply to join the Bar, and that an intern be decertified if he or she failed a portion of the bar exam. Currently, interns may remain certified for 12 months after graduation from law school, which gives them two chances to pass the exam while maintaining their employment.The court received dozens of comments, most apparently opposed to the rules changes and many from assistant state attorneys from the 11th Circuit.The resistance was not unexpected. Bar Board of Governors member Carl Schwait warned at a recent board meeting that there was opposition to the rule amendments, including from law schools.“Law schools are concerned, as are state attorneys and public defenders,” he told the board. “In the past, they were doing their own background checks.”At a recent meeting of the Criminal Law Section Executive Council, members also discussed the amendments. Section Chair Phyllis Kotey, like Schwait, noted that state attorneys, public defenders, and law schools were opposing the changes.In comments filed with the court, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association said the new rules would severely harm the certified legal intern program.Although the FBBE offers a substantial discount for first year law students who register and begin their background checks, many students wait, the association said. Those include students who don’t realize they are interested in criminal law and an internship until late in law school. The rule change could make them ineligible, the association argued.It also said that ending internships for those who fail part of the bar exam would be unfair. It would deprive the interns of an income and it would deprive state attorneys and public defenders of a valuable source of future attorneys, the FPAA said.“The FPAA understands that there are also some concerns that other applicants who fail the bar exam are not allowed to practice in court as post-graduate CLIs are able to do,” the association argued. “However, we would submit that there is a distinct difference between post-graduate CLIs and the applicants who fail the bar and cannot practice. Post-graduate CLIs — by virtue of the fact that they have completed clinical programs and received specialized training — are more qualified to be in court than those who have not participated in these programs. As such, their actions do not harm the public.”The Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics at the University of Florida Levin School of Law also filed comments challenging the rules. That organization argued that the rule would be unfair to students who are attending Florida law schools but intend to practice in other states, and hence don’t register with the FBBE for background check.s“Most students do not prepare and submit their Bar applications early,” the UF group argued. “According to the Board of Bar Examiners, in the 2004-2005 academic year, 2,550 first year law students matriculated at the 10 Florida law schools. Of those, 767, or 33 percent, had registered early with the Board of Bar Examiners.”The clinics also noted it was expected to take six months to complete a preliminary check to qualify as an intern, which would preclude many who file with the FBBE in their third year of law school.The Florida Public Defender Association joined the prosecutors in expressing reservations.“The FPDA is deeply concerned that the proposed changes to Rule 11 will diminish the ability of public defenders to recruit law school interns and employ certified graduates to work in public defenders’ offices,” the association said in its filing. “Furthermore, we believe that the proposed changes to Rule 11 will hinder the public defenders’ ability to provide indigent defendants with their constitutional right to counsel as guaranteed by Gideon v. Wainwright. ”One problem would be the requirement that interns be dropped if they failed part of the bar exam. “If this proposal is adopted, it would make no sense for a public defender to hire a law school graduate as a CLI, only to have to remove him or her from an assigned caseload seven weeks later if the CLI receives a failing grade on a portion of the bar examination,” the association said.center_img Court revisits legal intern rulelast_img read more

Glen Cove Italian Renaissance Revival Asks $2.9M

first_img For more real estate news, visit longislandpress.com/category/real-estate.Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This stunning Italian Renaissance Revival is listed for sale at 8 Poppy Lane in Glen Cove.Built in 2013, the house takes its architectural inspiration from the original Italian Renaissance movement of the 14th to 16th century, as well as its first revival in the late 19th and early 20th century.The property is .58 acres with a circular driveway and electronic gates guarding this grand home, which sits on a total of .75 acres of land. The house’s front exterior is reminiscent of a hotel entrance — an overhang is connected to the house and held up with tall columns in the middle of the driveway.Walk inside through the French double doors and you’ll be greeted with an even grander lobby, complete with checkered tile floors, a curved staircase with delicately designed, wrought iron railings on either wall, and a chandelier overhead.The house has 13 rooms total, including its four bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, full dining room, a family room, and a home office. The master bedroom has its own chandelier, plus a master bathroom with a large, marble bath and shower.An elevator in the house leads to the five bedrooms on the second floor and the walk-out basement. Several French doors open to second-floor balconies, as well as a veranda in the back. Other features include a one-car garage, cathedral ceilings, granite countertops, a pantry, walk-in closets, and a powder room.The asking price is $2,999,000, not including the annual property tax of $30,708.The real estate agent listed for the property is Giuseppe Gregorio, of NY Space Finders Inc, who can be reached at 516-801-6181. last_img read more

Property fantasia

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KPK proceeds with bribery prosecution as key suspect Harun Masiku remains at large

first_imgThe Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has proceeded with the prosecution of businessman Saeful Bahri in a bribery case implicating Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Harun Masiku, even though the latter remains at large.KPK deputy chairperson Nurul Ghufron said that investigators had deemed Saeful’s case file complete even without Harun’s testimony, thus the prosecution could proceed. The KPK handed the case file over to prosecutors on Friday. “What is important in a bribery case is the clarity that the giver is X and the receiver is Y, who is a state actor and that it is within the latter’s duty and authority to proceed with their consensus,” Ghufron said at the KPK headquarters on Friday. He said that the investigation into the case had revealed that Harun had bribed General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Wahyu Setiawan in exchange for the latter’s approval for the politician to fill the seat of a deceased politician in the House of Representatives. The KPK named Harun a bribery suspect on Jan. 9 and has put him on its most-wanted list.Read also: Concerns of cover up grow after KPK dismisses officials probing KPU bribery caseGhufron added that even though there was still time for the investigation and detainment to proceed, the KPK had the right to hand over the case file as long as it was considered complete.”Within 14 days, the public prosecutor will hand over the case to the Corruption Court. The trial will be held at the Jakarta Corruption Court,” KPK acting spokesperson Ali Fikri said in a written statement.The case revolves around a dispute between the KPU and the PDI-P over who should take over a legislative seat left vacant by deceased PDI-P politician Nazaruddin Kiemas. The KPU gave the seat to Riezky Aprilia, who won the second-highest number of votes in the April 17, 2019, legislative election, despite the PDI-P’s request that it be given to Harun. On Jan. 8, the KPK arrested Wahyu for allegedly accepting Rp 600 million (US$43,950) from Harun through former Elections Supervisory Agency member Agustiani Tio Fridelina and Saeful. The four suspects have been charged with bribery and, except for Harun who has been declared a fugitive, are now in KPK custody. (ars)Topics :last_img read more