EU sets exposure limits for electromagnetism at workOn 27 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article A European Union (EU) directive setting technical limits on the exposure ofworkers to electromagnetism has finally been approved by the EU Council ofMinisters and the European Parliament, following years of debate on the issue. All workers will be covered by the legislation, which includes rules on themaximum level of exposure that should be faced by staff working with or nearpower lines as well as those working near or with mobile phone and radarantennae. The EU legislation implements recommendations on exposure made by theInternational Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection. It gives employers the responsibility to assess exposure limits, to ensuremaximum levels are not exceeded, and to train and inform their workers aboutthe problem. The directive covers only the short-term effects of electromagneticexposure; information is too scant on long-term effects to legislate, said thecouncil. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Home » News » Housing Market » Newbuild property flipping in London is ‘finished’, claims leading estate agency previous nextHousing MarketNewbuild property flipping in London is ‘finished’, claims leading estate agencyTim Hassell of Drakers says developers have got wise to huge profits some flippers make from it and this, coupled to higher Stamp Duty, has all but killed off the practice.Nigel Lewis11th June 201901,376 Views The once popular property investment phenomenon of ‘apartment flipping’ has ground to a halt in London, it has been claimed.Tim Hassell (pictured, above) of leading London estate agency Draker says higher Stamp Duty, a growing reputation for ‘nefarious’ pricing tactics and also developers getting wise to the phenomenal profits made by some professional flippers, have brought about its demise.Hassell also says the newbuild market is ‘in trouble’ in London because so many developments have come on stream recently that the market is now flooded with stock.He says too many blocks have gone up too quickly and now a lot of them have been mothballed as developers have battened down the hatches.“When you’re starting to see offers, which I’m starting to see now, that include Stamp Duty and moving costs paid, then you known that the market is beginning to backslide,” he says.In October last year developer Almacantar stood down Knight Frank and CBRE at its redevelopment of the Centre Point building, blaming Brexit and higher taxes for buy-to-let investors, although the scheme has recently been revived.Stamp Duty“Stamp Duty is the big paralyser of the sales market – people think it’s Brexit but it’s not,” says Hassell, who claims this paralysis in the sales market is benefiting his business, which only deals in lettings.“At the moment there is no reason from any angle why a landlord would sell their investment property during a down sales market and when it’s incredibly cheap to hold the investment because interest rates are so low,” he says.“This is compounded by the fact that since the credit crunch few people have sold their buy to let properties and a huge number of people over the past decade have been investing.”He also says this has broken the natural five or seven-year buy-to-let investment cycle that has typified the London market since the late 1990s. Draker lettings property flipping knight frank Tim Hassell CBRE June 11, 2019Nigel 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
ESPS TORNADOOn 13 March 2014, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Tornado departed Operation Atalanta’s patrol areas off the Somali coast after completing 105 days and is now heading for her home port of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. Share this article View post tag: operation ESPS Tornado Departs Operation Atalanta March 17, 2014 Training & Education View post tag: Navy View post tag: Departs Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Tornado Departs Operation Atalanta View post tag: ESPS View post tag: Tornado View post tag: ATALANTA View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval As the ship set a navigation course for Spain, the Rear Admiral Bléjean, who is the Force Commander at sea spoke about ESPS Tornado’s important contribution in the fight against piracy:“I want to congratulate all 83 crewmembers of ESPS Tornado, who are now returning home to their families having performed great work. They have helped to keep the seas safe from pirate attack. I wish them all a safe journey, with fair winds and following seas. I feel privileged to have had them in the Operation Atalanta for more than three months”.During her time with the EU Naval Force, ESPS Tornado, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Juan Jose Belizón Izquierdo, patrolled the piracy high risk areas and performed 18 friendly approaches with local seafarers. The ship also provided much-needed assistance to the crew of a dhow after the vessel got into distress at sea.Commissioned in 2012, ESPS Tornado is the fourth in the series of modern and multipurpose Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPV) operated by the Spanish Navy.[mappress]Press Release, March 17, 2014, 2014; Image: EU Navfor
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at West VirginiaUniversity is expanding its established midwifery services and isactively recruiting a Certified Nurse Midwife that will rotatepractice at our clinical sites in Pennsylvania to includeWaynesburg and Uniontown and West Virginia locations in Morgantownand Reedsville. Our midwives collaboratively practice with FacultyOB Generalists, Uro-Gynecologists, and High Risk Obstetricians,allowing complete care for midwifery patients. OB and Off-Service(Family Medicine, ER, and Anesthesia) Resident teaching, in bothclinical setting and lecture format are an important component ofthe job. Medical and Nursing student teaching as well as AdvancedPractice Nurse preceptorship add to this challengingposition.The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at West VirginiaUniversity is one of only 20 nationally designated Centers ofExcellence in Women’s Health, providing comprehensive health careto the women of West Virginia. Approximately 1,400 births per yeartake place at our tertiary care OB-Gyn facility with all servicescovered from high risk, cutting edge research to low-tech,high-touch births in LDRPs.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System and iscomprised of four affiliated hospitals and nine member hospitalsanchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital inMorgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiaryand offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who servehundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state ofWest Virginia and the nation.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south ofPittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore,MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, visithttps://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/radio/ and apply online athttp://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers.For additional information, please contact Megan Core, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is therecipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.Notes To Applicants Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)
Did Donald Trump Violate Palm Beach Ordinances By Putting Up Outsized Flag And Poleby David MikkelsonDid Donald Trump violate Palm Beach ordinances by putting up an outsized U.S. flag and pole, then donating the money he was fined to veterans’ organizations?Claim: Donald Trump violated Palm Beach ordinances by putting up an outsized U.S. flag and pole, then donating the money he was fined to veterans’ organizations.I’ve seen a couple of articles about Donald Trump and a 50 foot flag pole and a city ordinance placing a $1000 fine per day until he made it a 30 foot flag pole. Here’s what is being said and would like to know whether this is true or not:When Trump purchased and rebuilt Mar-A-Lago the Grand mansion and estate in Palm beach, Florida he got into a dispute with the city, who are well known for being strict on zoning regulations. Trump put up a 50 foot flag pole even though 30 foot is the maximum allowed. The city imposed a 1,000 dollar fine per day. While Trump and the city argued back and forth, finally when the fine had reached 120,000 dollars Trump proposed a solution. He would donate that amount to veterans organizations, would move the flag and pole to a different location in front of the mansion and would only use a 30 foot flag pole. The city agreed. So Trump brought in the company who does Golf course construction had them build a 20 foot high grassy hill and put a 30 foot flag pole on top of it.Origins: This anecdote about Donald Trump and his outsized U.S. flag and pole neatly encapsulates what so many people find either most appealing or most distasteful about the business magnate and 2016 Republican presidential candidate: to some he’s the no-nonsense take-charge type who has the power and influence to thwart those who would insist on allowing the enforcement of petty rules or “political correctness” impede the progress of business and the course of “making America great again”; to others he’s a wealthy blowhard who thinks the rules don’t apply to him and habitually bullies others into submission to feed his lust for self-aggrandizement and self-enrichment.The basic facts are these: In 1985, Donald Trump paid $10 million for Mar-A-Lago, the name of the Marjorie Merriweather Post estate in Palm Beach, Florida. On 3 October 2006, Trump had an outsized American flag (variously described as being either 15×25 feet or 20×30 feet) installed on an 80-foot-high flagpole at Mar-a-Lago, in violation of local zoning regulations that established a maximum size of 4×6 feet for flags and a maximum height of 42 feet for flagpoles. Trump put up his regulation-violating flag and pole without obtaining either a building permit permit or a variance from local authorities, and the Palm Beach town council accordingly fined him $1,250 (or, in some accounts, $250) for every day the flag remained in place (apparently citing him only for the pole but not the flag itself). Trump in turn filed a $25 million lawsuit against Palm Beach, claiming that the town was selectively enforcing its rules (by not fining other properties that were flying flags in violation of town ordinances) and infringing his constitutional right to free speech.Six months later the two sides finally reached an agreement during “secret, court-ordered negotiations,” with the town agreeing to waive all fines against Trump for his code-busting flagpole and to “review its ordinances and codes dealing with flagpoles and flags during the next zoning season,” and Trump agreeing to drop his lawsuit, lower the height of his flagpole from 80 to 70 feet, obtain a permit for the pole and move it farther inland, and donate $100,000 “to charities dealing with Iraq War Veterans, [the] American Flag, or the local VA hospital.”So, the example reproduced above is true in its broad strokes, although all of the numbers it cites (dollar amounts and dimensions) are inaccurate, the issue was resolved via court-ordered mediation (not by Trump’s “proposing a solution”), and the money Trump agreed to donate to settle the matter went to organizations selected by both sides (although Trump had previously stated that if he won his 15×25 feet or $25 million lawsuit, the proceeds would go to military members returning from Iraq). We also haven’t been able to verify whether Trump connived to maintain (or even exceed) the height of the original pole by installing a 10-foot-shorter pole on a 20-foot-high hill — pictures of the estate show the flagpole rising from a mound, but the height of the mound is difficult to estimate from photographs:Trump’s lawsuit maintained that he couldn’t bring his flag and pole into compliance with regulations because “A smaller flag and pole on Mar-A-Lago’s property would be lost given its massive size, look silly instead of make a statement, and most importantly would fail to appropriately express the magnitude of Donald J. Trump’s and the Club’s members’ patriotism.” In his statements to the news media at the time he typically framed the issue as being one of his standing up to anti-American, anti-flag, anti-patriotic forces, while acknowledging that he hadn’t even bothered applying for a permit first (because he didn’t think he’d get one) and stating that he didn’t believe rules should apply to the American flag (and therefore to him in this instance):“Well, I put up an American flag on the front of the Mar-a-Lago Club, which is a great house, probably the greatest house in America that I turned into a private club very successfully in Palm Beach, Florida. And the flag is very proudly waving, and the town wants me to take it down. Because they say I put it up without a permit and, frankly, had I gone to the town for a permit they wouldn’t have given it to me, probably. But more importantly, I say that you don’t need a permit to put up the American flag.I don’t think they know what their beef is. I’m not sure they really understand what their beef is. They don’t talk about the flag. They only talk about the flagpole because they’re afraid politically to mention the word flag and the American flag and take it down.And I’ll say it’s probably one of the most popular things I’ve ever done because we’ve had hundreds and hundreds of letters and thousands of requests for everything supporting the flag. Everybody wants it. Everybody wants it up. But the town wants me to take down the American flag, and I told them I’m not doing that.This is probably the wealthiest town — it is the wealthiest town in America, in the United States, and frankly it’s a town that wants me to take down a flag and they shouldn’t be asking for that.So it’s been a very, very problematic situation. I’ll be responding to them very shortly. And you know, I’m a big — I’m a very patriotic guy. I’m very proud of the country, and I don’t want to take down the American flag. And I don’t believe you need permits to put up the American flag.”Long-time Palm Beach Post correspondent Frank Cerabino opined that the Palm Beach flag brouhaha had little or nothing to do with patriotism, but rather was part of a pattern of Trump’s using lawsuits to bend local authorities to his will — dredging up excuses to sue them for exorbitant amounts of money, then offering to drop the suits in exchange for agreements that provide him with significant business advantages:Oh, he knew what he was doing. Trump, after all, had been fighting with the town poohbahs from the very moment he’d crashed into the complacent, clubby world of Palm Beach to buy Mar-a-Lago, which turned out to be one of those great deals he couldn’t afford.Trump knew from experience that Palm Beach was a stickler for adherence to its ordinances. He had once paid a $5,000 fine to the town for replacing a section of dead hedges with replacements that weren’t quite tall enough.But Trump had bigger changes in mind than merely out-flagging his neighbors. He was plainly inviting a lawsuit. The town council took the bait, citing the oversized pole and flag as violations of the town code, and fining Trump $250 a day for every day they remained on the estate.Tucked into his patriotic posturing was a completely unrelated legal matter that he made part of his multi-million lawsuit: a complaint about the town code that requires large commercial enterprises to be “town serving.” The town requires proof from local businesses that at least 50 percent of their business comes from town residents. So, for example, when Neiman Marcus opened on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, it was allowed to do so by promising that it would only advertise in the town’s newspaper, and not in publications that circulated to shoppers who don’t live on the island.For Trump, eliminating the “town serving” requirement would mean that he could offer more memberships to his Mar-a-Lago social club to people who had no connection to Palm Beach, making it easier for him to keep his club full. Softening up the town on the flag issue to pursue some other angle was a classic Trump move. Though he has yet to get this particular exemption waived, Palm Beach has learned from experience that Trump’s lawsuits are never settled, just dormant. One of his Palm Beach lawyers said recently that the “town serving” issue is still unresolved and ripe for more litigation.Trump [initially] couldn’t afford [to maintain] Mar-a-Lago as a single family home. His proposed solution was to chop his National Historic Landmark into something he called Mansions of Mar-a-Lago, a development that would put a public road through the middle of the estate, which would lead to the 10 mini-mansions he would build on the property, including one on the front lawn.The Palm Beach Town Council shot down all of Trump’s proposed changes to the property, even when he reduced his mini-mansion plans from 10 to seven. Instead, they encouraged him to find a buyer if he couldn’t afford to keep the estate intact. When the town’s government refused to bend to his demands, Trump sued. The lawsuit against the Town of Palm Beach, which would prove to be not his last, would eventually cause his neighbors to lawyer up against him.After his Mansions of Mar-a-Lago plan was rejected, Trump found another way to salvage his stake in Mar-a-Lago. He offered to drop his lawsuit if council members allowed him to convert his estate into a new private club on the island. The Mar-a-Lago Club.While Trump was playing defense against the town’s constant attempt to rein him in, he went on the attack against the county and its airport. Airlines routinely used a flight path in and out of Palm Beach International Airport in nearby West Palm Beach that brought the planes directly over Mar-a-Lago.This didn’t sit well with Trump, who argued that the noise and fumes were ruining his investment, and that the decent thing for the county to do was to move the airport farther west. Trump had been arguing this for years, to no avail, while calling the airport director Bruce Pelly, among other things, a “moron” and “the worst airport director in the country.”It turned out to be a useful gripe for Trump, one that he could turn into a new business opportunity, because just south of the airport was 214 acres of vacant scrub land owned by Palm Beach County, land he wanted. So Trump sued the county for $75 million over the airport noise, then negotiated to drop that lawsuit in exchange for the county giving him a 75-year lease on the nearby property for $438,000 a year.That land became the Trump International Golf Club, a $40 million, 18-hole, Jim Fazio-designed course that imported nearly 2 million cubic yards of dirt to transform the flat scrub land into hilly terrain with waterfalls, rock formations, and a clubhouse four stories above sea level.This wasn’t the only instance of flagpole bickering in Trump’s past. He also reached a (non-court) settlement with local government in 2014 after having raised Old Glory on a 70-foot flagpole at the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, without obtaining a permit first:Signaling a possible resolution to Donald Trump’s running flag feud, the California Coastal Commission said the mogul’s oversized Old Glory can stay — as long as Rancho Palos Verdes revises its municipal height rules.While not the victory city officials had hoped for, the decision allows for a way forward to legally allow the 70-foot-tall flagpole, which was hoisted without a permit nearly 10 years ago.Having gained the support of much of the coastal city — as well as two City Councils through the years — the flag now likely can get formal state approval provided the city amends its Local Coastal Program that currently limits structure heights to 26 feet.“I’m disappointed at the Trump Organization for putting up that flag without adhering to the rule of law,” said Coastal Commissioner Wendy Mitchell.Commission staff members had recommended that the flagpole be reduced in height to 26 feet and moved closer to the clubhouse on the 240-acre Trump National Golf Course property.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Don’t forget to register to attend Bakers’ Fair Autumn. The free-to-attend event will take place at Bolton Arena on Sunday 2 October.The Richemont Club is to host its eighth annual competition, which is open to non-members for the first time, with the winners to be announced by ’Allo ’Allo! star Vicky Michelle.There will also be a talk from the Soil Association on ’Demystifying organic’, and a cake pop-making masterclass by John Robertshaw of Bako North Western.Call 01270 624572 or send an email to [email protected] for competition details. The entry closing date is 16 September. For more details on Bakers’ Fair, visit www.bakersfair.co.uk.
CashorTrade isn’t just your #1 source for face value second-hand tickets on the Internet, but they can hook you up with tickets too! The ticket trading website has just announced a major prize package for all those phans heading to Colorado to catch Phish performing at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.Lucky winners will receive (2) three-day passes, as well as a ton of CoT swag: a gold membership, hat, t-shirt, and koozie! Not only is there great goodies to win from CashorTrade, but the site will be hosting a booth outside of Dick’s and featuring live music from the Colorado jam group Cycles on Saturday, September 3rd. Don’t miss out!You can find out how to enter the contest by heading to Grateful Giveaway.
This is not a drill. Q-Tip has confirmed that a new album from A Tribe Called Quest is not only recorded, but it’s set for release on November 11th.A new release has been rumored for the last couple of months, after Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid confirmed that the group’s members had been recording a new project in an interview. No details were given at that time, however, leaving fans hopeful but ultimately clueless as to when this album would be on the way.Today, however, we have the full story. Q-Tip posted an image on Facebook, explaining that the group’s reunion performance on The Tonight Show last year ultimately inspired them to record new music. Though the band suffered a tragedy in the passing of Phife Dawg, they were able to capture new and “pure” verses from the legend.Check out the full story from Q-Tip, below.We can’t wait!!!
For more information, or to purchase tickets, head to the event website.[Cover photo via Josh Timmermans] With just 99 days remaining until the 2017 edition of Caribbean destination festival Dominican Holidaze on December 1st – 4th in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the event has released full daily schedules and more.Friday, Dec 1st’s lineup will begin with early evening sets from The Motet and GRiZ, before a “Welcome Toast,” full three-hour shows from Umphrey’s McGee and STS9, and a late-night SunSquabi performance. Saturday’s lineup begins with a poolside set from Wolf + Lamb, followed by Umphrey’s, Lotus, and GRiZ at the Main Stage before a full three-hour Disco Biscuits set and a Tauk late-night set.Brendan Bayliss of UM will kick off Sunday’s lineup with a poolside set, and STS9 will follow with an afternoon set at the Main Stage. Next, the Biscuits and Umphrey’s will both play full three-hour performances, after which Spafford will keep the jams going late into the night. Finally, on Monday, December 4th, DJ Naysayers (a.k.a. The Motet saxophonist Drew Sayers) will kick off day four with a poolside set, followed by and afternoon Disco Biscuits performance, full three-hour shows from STS9 and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and a late-night by Wolf + Lamb. Check out the full schedule graphic below:Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Rock Out With Their Kids At Dominican Holidaze 2016 [Pro-Shot]The event has also announced a Theme Night, “Full Moon Unleashed”: “Channel your spirit animal and unleash the beast within! Howl and dance under the full moon light and transform into a creature of the night. Gather your pack, show off your feathers and scales, then take to the beach to release your wild side…”Dominican Holidaze Attendees Explain What Keeps Them Returning To Holidaze Year After YearFinally, Dominican Holidaze has announced the first round of attendee activities and excursions for 2017. You can read up on all the info below:“Ultimate Tailgate”“Being in the DR doesn’t mean you have to miss Sunday football. Kick back, watch the game, and play your favorite tailgate games. Challenge Ryan Stasik (UM), Luke Miller (Lotus), Dave Watts (The Motet) & SunSquabi to ping pong for a little friendly competition. Who will come out victorious?”“Mystery Mixologists”“Shaken or stirred? Frozen or on the rocks? Bartender or musician? You never know who you may find mixing drinks during Dominican Holidaze! Be sure to tip your bartenders, these proceeds benefit Positive Legacy. Check the schedule for where to find these mystery star-tenders.”“Texas Hold ‘Em With Jefree Lerner of STS9”“Bring your best poker face and join Jeffree Lerner (STS9) for a good old fashioned Texas Hold ’em Tournament. Space is limited so come early!”“Hydration Funk with SunSquabi”“Thirsty? SunSquabi is here to hydrate you! Spend your afternoon poolside and sip something tasty because, as always, these fine gents are serving up an electric hydro funk experience that you won’t want to miss.”
February 1, 2004 Regular News Fourth DCA initiates e-filing as step toward going paperless Fourth DCA initiates e-filing as a step toward going paperless The Fourth District Court of Appeal anticipates moving toward a paperless system in the near future and is testing the concept by first initiating an e-filing procedure.While paper filings are not yet going away, Fourth DCA Judge Martha Warner told the Appellate Practice Section at the Bar’s Miami Midyear Meeting that the court also wants lawyers to begin electronically filing their documents with the court along with the paper filings.Judge Warner said a true e-filing component will not be ready until the court obtains the necessary document management and indexing systems and institutes the rule changes necessary to move to a paperless court.“It is the up-and-coming thing,” Warner said. “We have decided to just jump in the middle of it and get going on it.”Right now, Warner said, only one state appellate court in the nation — Arizona — has gone paperless, but the Fourth DCA has put in a supplemental budget request with the legislature this year to obtain the funding needed to set up a pilot project in Florida.In the meantime, she said, the court is asking attorneys to submit a copy of all their filings with the court online instead of on disc.Judge Warner said on the court’s Web site (www.4dca.org) there is a link on the left side that allows a lawyer to register to e-file. Once the lawyer fills out the registration information and it is verified, the court will send the lawyer an e-mail with instructions on how to file.In addition to briefs, Warner also said the court wants lawyers to file their transcripts on line “because part of the purpose of this is to assist us in letting our staff start to learn how to use and how to work with electronic documents before we actually go completely paperless.”“I happen to think this is going to be great,” Warner said.Fourth DCA docket now available online The Fourth District Court of Appeal’s docket is now available on-line.To access the docket, go to the court’s Web site at www.4dca.org and click on “Case Docket” on the left in the blue field.