London Mayor urged to build 50,000 new homes

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » London Mayor urged to build 50,000 new homes previous nextLand & New HomesLondon Mayor urged to build 50,000 new homesThe CBI wants the next Mayor of London to commit to building 50,000 new homes.The Negotiator16th March 20160648 Views The next Mayor of London must commit to developing at least 50,000 new homes a year in the capital to help meet growing demand for housing, business leaders have demanded.The CBI’s London Manifesto aimed at candidates in the Election, which will be held on 5th May, insists that the successful candidate must remain firmly focussed on business growth, to ensure that the city is an attractive hub for investment, creativity, skills and tourism.Lucy Haynes, CBI London Director, said, “London’s star has continued to rise over the past few years. From setting a new standard for hosting the Olympic Games to the emergence of Tech City, the capital has shown the world it is still the best place to grow, do business and thrive.“But in an increasingly competitive global race, the next Mayor must take some tough decisions from day one for London to continue to grow and prosper, and to keep the city a magnet for investment and skills.“From building the 50,000 homes a year the capital needs to house its talented workers, and a new runway that will boost our exports to high growth markets, to making the city a global beacon for digital and technological skills, London’s next leader has a unique opportunity to plan ahead, and position the city at the head of the pack.”The latest ONS Construction Industry Output Statistics shows that in January 2016, output in the construction industry decreased by 0.2 per cent compared to December 2015, led by a 10.6 per cent fall in public new housing.London has begun 2016 with a 22 per cent housing deficit – with just 32,900 new homes granted approval.“Small movements in the wrong direction won’t help escape the construction quick sand,” said Andrew Bridges (left), Managing Director of Stirling Ackroyd. “The next mayor will need to face up to this scary statistic – and get building. Housing is dominating the agenda but soundbites don’t equal scaffolding.”He added, “Doubling or tripling the rate of new homes built each year should be number one priority for whoever becomes our new London Mayor. They owe it to the whole country, to make sure London continues to lead the UK as a country that can compete in the arena of world cities and world economies. Developers want to build – London is a paradise of potential. But ambitions are being ambushed by rigid planning departments and a lack of infrastructure vision in City Hall.”new homes for London new homes in London London 000 new homes for London 50 building new homes March 16, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 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 2021last_img read more

Connells wins race to market Riverside at Coal Orchard

first_imgConnells estate agency has won the race to be the selling agent for Taunton’s newest upcoming community – Riverside at Coal Orchard. This mixed-use development of homes, leisure facilities and restaurants is located on the waterfront, next to the Somerset County Cricket Club in the centre of the town.Part of a contemporary riverside regeneration scheme, the new plaza will consist of various commercial opportunities and attractions, plus 40 one and two bedroom luxury apartments above. The site is expected to launch in spring 2020 with a show apartment due in the autumn.“Connells is delighted to be the sole residential agent marketing this exciting development, and to assist in the successful regeneration of this enviable area into a wonderful new community,” says Paul Matthews, Connells New Homes Board of Management Partner. “With so many fantastic amenities on its doorstep, Riverside at Coal Orchard creates a unique place to live, work and play, and we look forward to sharing it with our customers next year.”Cllr Marcus Kravis, Executive Councillor for Economic Development at Somerset West and Taunton says: “This development respects the character of Coal Orchard and will bring new vitality to the area putting the River Tone at the heart of Taunton. The plans are carefully created to strike a balance between retaining the character of the Coal Orchard, enhancing the environment reflecting our Garden Town status, and delivering our aspirations for growth.”Coal Orchard Riverside – Coal Orchard Cllr Marcus Kravis Paul Matthews connells November 11, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Connells wins race to market Riverside at Coal Orchard previous nextLand & New HomesConnells wins race to market Riverside at Coal OrchardThe Negotiator11th November 20190463 Viewslast_img read more

Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken Visits USS Samuel B. Roberts

first_img Share this article View post tag: Roberts Authorities View post tag: Adm. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: visits View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval July 26, 2011 Commander, Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken, visited USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) July 19 during Roberts’ engagement with Africa Partnership Station (APS) East Kenya “Hub”.During his visit Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken presented certificates of achievement to two embarked Kenyan navy officers who participated in APS East’s “Shiprider” program.Franken was ardent in his praise of the Kenyan officers’ efforts, especially in regard to their unaided handling of a replenishment-at-sea (RAS).“I am most impressed with the enthusiasm of our partner Kenyan officers,” said Franken. “It is apparent that they have quickly acclimated themselves to blue water operations and the multi-faceted FFG mission set. Their proven expertise conning the ship alongside is hugely notable.”Equally impressive, said Franken, was the potential these types of milestones held for the future of the APS mission.“This is an enduring opportunity for the U.S. Navy to maintain relationships and share operational best practices with the East African Maritime forces,” he said. “APS is a win-win engagement that gets better with each successive year.”After the award ceremony Franken took time to tour the ship and visit with Roberts’ crew; however, this wasn’t the first time Franken had been aboard Roberts.“I first walked Sammy B.’s decks in the early 1990s,” said an impressed Franken. “It was a great looking and terrific operating ship back then. Usually ships degrade some with age, but I saw none of that aboard Sammy B. today. The ship looks like it is fresh from the building ways at Bath Iron Works, both inside and out.”Franken said he also came away from his visit with an appreciation of the special crew keeping Roberts at the forefront in mission readiness and forward capability.“I saw in the eyes of Sammy B.’s crew a dedication and focus that often brings the highest level of success,” said Franken. “I look forward to reading of the ship’s successes in the months and years to come.”Roberts’ commanding officer, Cmdr. Angel Cruz, said it was a pleasure for him and his crew to host Franken aboard their ship.“It is great anytime we get one of our bosses down here to see all the great work we are doing,” said Cruz. “Our guys have been working extremely hard and it is always nice when the higher ups notice that. We were honored to have Rear Adm. Franken aboard and, like always, he has an open invitation to come back and visit any time.”Roberts is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the 6th Fleet area-of-operations.APS is an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.[mappress]Source: navy, July 26, 2011; Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken Visits USS Samuel B. Roberts View post tag: Rear View post tag: USS View post tag: Samuel View post tag: Michael Back to overview,Home naval-today Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken Visits USS Samuel B. Roberts View post tag: Frankenlast_img read more

US Army, Navy EOD Technicians Train Together

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Army, Navy EOD Technicians Train Together U.S. Army and U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal, or EOD, technicians trained together at sea during the May Underway exercise.Army EOD Soldiers from the Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico-based 21st EOD Company “Blackjacks” trained with Navy EOD technicians aboard an Afloat Forward Staging Base in the Atlantic Ocean.The 21st EOD Company is part of the 71st EOD Group, 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives). With Soldiers and civilians on 19 posts in 16 states, the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland-based 20th CBRNE Command combats global CBRNE threats with joint, interagency and allied partners.The U.S. military EOD community is inherently joint because all EOD techs are trained together at the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School, or NAVSCOLEOD, on Elgin Air Force Base, Florida.Image: US Navy View post tag: train Authorities June 3, 2015 View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval US Army, Navy EOD Technicians Train Together View post tag: UScenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: EOD View post tag: Army View post tag: technicians Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: togetherlast_img read more

Christ Church Cathedral plans to add new accessible entrance

first_imgAccording to a statement detailing the planned adjustments, the Cathedral said that the “proposal has been designed to have as minimal impact on the historic building fabric as possible”.   Image Credit: Mike Peel / CC-BY-SA 4.0 The entrance to the cathedral is through a passageway called the Slype which will be refurbished for the use of a dressing room for the choir and as a workspace for the Cathedral embroiderers. The work will include the replacement of a 20th century window with a new door and the addition of a level-access ramp. They added: “The reinstated doorway will provide an accessible route to the burial ground behind the Cathedral, and is part of our commitment at Christ Church to make our historic buildings as accessible as possible for the benefit of students, staff and visitors. All being well, the work will be carried out over the next few months.” Oxford City Council granted planning permission subject to a series of conditions in order to “preserve the character and special interest of the building” and “prevent damage to known or suspected elements of the historic environment of the people of Oxford and their visitors, including Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval remains”.  Plans for the installation of a new level access entrance through Christ Church Cathedral have been approved by Oxford City Council. The updates to the building will allow for “step-free” access to the east entrance of the Cathedral.  A spokesperson for Christ Church Cathedral told Cherwell: “We’re pleased that Oxford City Council has approved our plans to reopen a historic doorway into one of the buildings that makes up the Cathedral complex. The plans form part of the refurbishment of the room, known as the Slype, which serves as a robing room for our Cathedral Choir.” last_img read more

USI Names Carey Dean Of The Romain College of Business

first_imgDr. Catherine (Cathy) Carey has accepted the position of dean of the Romain College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana. The announcement was made Monday, May 20 by Dr. Mohammed Khayum, USI provost, and is effective Monday, July 1. Carey will succeed Khayum as dean, who served in the position for 12 years before being named provost in 2018, and Dr. Brian McGuire, professor of accounting, who served as interim dean from 2018-2019.“Dr. Carey has demonstrated success in effectively executing a range of strategic initiatives, dedication to designing high-quality educational experiences for students and steadfast support of the professional and intellectual development of faculty,” said Khayum. “I am looking forward to her contributions to our University.”Carey has served as the interim dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University since July 2018. She joined the WKU faculty in 1992 as assistant professor of economics, was promoted to associate professor in 1998 and professor in 2008, and served as chair of the WKU Department of Economics from 2012-2018. Additionally, Carey served as director of the WKU Center for Applied Economics.“I am delighted and honored to be joining the leadership team, faculty and staff at USI,” said Carey. “The Romain College of Business is poised for additional growth in both its graduate and undergraduate programs and its AACSB dual-accreditation in business and accounting exemplifies the world class education that its students are already receiving. Together, we will build upon this tradition of distinction and innovation in business programs and entrepreneurship initiatives that prepare students for the careers of today and for those yet to come.”As an administrator at WKU, Carey has overseen multiple hiring searches, instituted recruiting initiatives for high school students, led both college and departmental fundraising efforts and built new academic programs and opportunities for both students and faculty. She has been published in multiple peer-reviewed academic journals and served as program chair and president of the Kentucky Economic Association.In addition to her service as an administrator and academic, Carey has presented on economic issues to the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow and Warren County Rotary Clubs, the board of the Kentucky Division of Financial Institutions and the Kentucky Economic Association. She was named a Dugas Family Professor by WKU in 2017, and is the recipient of multiple grants and awards for her leadership, research and expertise. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics, and both master’s and doctoral degrees in economics, all from the University of Kentucky.The Romain College of Business, one of four colleges at USI, is AACSB-accredited for both its business and accounting undergraduate and graduate programs, a distinction shared by only select accredited institutions. The college offers 8 bachelor’s degree programs, 11 minors and a Masters of Business Administration program that is available in traditional and accelerated, online formats. For more information, visit the Romain College’s website at USI.edu/business.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Registration open for intuitive eating seminar

first_imgTired of the endless cycle of deprivation and overeating? Feel anxious and guilty about your eating? Intuitive eating helps you find a balance between eating what you want and eating for health in a way that is sustainable and life-affirming.The class, held each Wednesday from Feb. 8 to April 18, costs $95 for HUGHP members and Harvard students and $150 for others with valid Harvard ID. The seminar is led by Michelle P. Gallant, registered dietitian. To register, email [email protected], or visit the website.last_img read more

Idina Menzel on Why President Obama Should Star in Wicked

first_img View Comments Idina Menzel & President Barack Obama(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Star Files January 19 marks President Barack Obama’s last day in office, but Idina Menzel’s got an idea for his next gig. She stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss her forthcoming tour, Lifetime’s Beaches remake (set for January 21) and performing for President Barack Obama during his time in office. Menzel recounted an instance where President Obama sang a snippet of the national anthem and commented on his voice, to which late night king Colbert said, “Maybe he could go into Wicked when he leaves office.” That’d be one way to teach us how to say goodbye. Watch the full interview below! Idina Menzellast_img read more

Boeing: “Technology-Transfer Plan for Brazil Fully Approved by the United States”

first_imgBy Dialogo April 18, 2011 Despite the postponement of the competition to build thirty-six fighter-bombers for the Brazilian Air Force, the thee candidates for the contract, Boeing, Dassault, and SAAB, highlighted the strengths of their bids at LAAD 2011. In the case of the U.S. giant, Joe McAndrew, vice president for Europe, Israel, and Latin America, indicated at a press conference that the technology-transfer plan for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet “has been fully approved by the administration in the United States.” McAndrew indicated that Boeing’s offsets for the F-X2 program are calculated at 250 billion dollars, compared to 5.7 billion for SAAB. In Dassault’s case, the figure has not been made public. The American executive defended the idea of “forming a team with the government and local industry for the program’s development and logistical support,” at the same time that “we think that we can meet all the strategic objectives with regard to technology transfer, local workers, and the development of an independent and autonomous aerospace industry.” This is a national autonomy that will be born from “cooperation and involvement in the Super Hornet’s evolution.” At LAAD 2011, Boeing exhibited a simulator for the Super Hornet’s two models, E (one seat) and F (two seats), with a 180-degree projection screen simulating aerial combat, air-to-ground targeting, navigation, and mission systems operation. The Super Hornet fighter is in service with the U.S. Navy and the Australian Air Force.last_img read more

Colombia’s FIAU cracks down on money laundering by illegal groups

first_imgDrug trafficking syndicates and terrorist organizations generate about $14 billion (USD) from narco-sales and illegal mining annually, the Colombian government reported October 28. Police dogs trained to sniff out contraband, including drugs, alerted law enforcement agents to the containers in the port of Marín in the northwestern region of Galicia. Officers captured six suspects when they arrived to allegedly pick up the cocaine, and caught three other suspects in the municipality of Dílar. Those suspects allegedly organized the shipment of drugs. “[Financial schemes are] the channel that the authorities have traditionally clamped down on with greater strength,” Suárez told reporters. “All the strict measures taken within the financial sector meant that criminals have moved their money-washing practices into the real sector of the economy.” “Colombia is the country that does the most against money-laundering in Latin America” Bo Mathiasen, the UNODC’s representative in Colombia, told reporters. Spanish police arrest alleged narco-traffickers Illegal groups launder these funds through businesses that primarily use cash, conducting transactions such as buying real estate and cars, to try to avoid detection by law enforcement authorities. Some outlaw groups also run their own businesses, such as ranches and farms, to launder the money. After eight years on the run, a narco-trafficker who smuggled cocaine from Colombia to Spain has been caught – thanks to several boxes of bananas. Until the police dogs detected cocaine in the banana shipment, Manuel B.I. used various methods to evade capture. The FIAU is becoming increasingly effective at detecting laundered cash. After eight years on the run, a narco-trafficker who smuggled cocaine from Colombia to Spain has been caught – thanks to several boxes of bananas. In 2006, a Spanish court sentenced Manuel B.I. to 17 years in prison for drug smuggling and other crimes. At that point he fled, and had been a fugitive until Spanish police captured him. Before he ran away, Manuel B.I. had allegedly participated in a narco-trafficking ring that smuggled large amounts of cocaine from Colombian into Spain, police said. The FIAU is becoming increasingly effective at detecting laundered cash. “In addition to using false documents, technological systems to prevent his communications from being intercepted and bodyguards, he also frequently changed his physical appearance,” Spanish police said. The illegal trafficking of drugs is one of the most critical problems. In Peru, in the VRAE region, it has become one of the biggest threats together with the actions by the left-over Shining Path, with whom they are allied. The illegal importation of foreign aircraft (small planes) to the region using hidden runways, make the problem of control worse, giving the limitations on executing lethal air attacks. It is urgent to get serious about strengthening laws against the TID. Drug trafficking syndicates and terrorist organizations generate about $14 billion (USD) from narco-sales and illegal mining annually, the Colombian government reported October 28. In 2006, a Spanish court sentenced Manuel B.I. to 17 years in prison for drug smuggling and other crimes. At that point he fled, and had been a fugitive until Spanish police captured him. Before he ran away, Manuel B.I. had allegedly participated in a narco-trafficking ring that smuggled large amounts of cocaine from Colombian into Spain, police said. “[Financial schemes are] the channel that the authorities have traditionally clamped down on with greater strength,” Suárez told reporters. “All the strict measures taken within the financial sector meant that criminals have moved their money-washing practices into the real sector of the economy.” Until the police dogs detected cocaine in the banana shipment, Manuel B.I. used various methods to evade capture. Consequently, since 2010, the FIAU has recovered nearly $2 billion (USD) in laundered money. The Colombian government has also initiated more than 500 judicial processes against money laundering in the past five years, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Narco-trafficking by the Clan Úsuga and other gangs generates about $10 billion (USD) annually, while illegal mining generates about $4 billion (USD) for outlaw groups like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), according to Luis Edmundo Suárez, the director of Colombia’s Financial Information and Analysis Unit (FIAU). Police dogs trained to sniff out contraband, including drugs, alerted law enforcement agents to the containers in the port of Marín in the northwestern region of Galicia. Officers captured six suspects when they arrived to allegedly pick up the cocaine, and caught three other suspects in the municipality of Dílar. Those suspects allegedly organized the shipment of drugs. Spanish police arrest alleged narco-traffickers Narco-trafficking by the Clan Úsuga and other gangs generates about $10 billion (USD) annually, while illegal mining generates about $4 billion (USD) for outlaw groups like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), according to Luis Edmundo Suárez, the director of Colombia’s Financial Information and Analysis Unit (FIAU). Consequently, since 2010, the FIAU has recovered nearly $2 billion (USD) in laundered money. The Colombian government has also initiated more than 500 judicial processes against money laundering in the past five years, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). A shipment of bananas from Colombia seized by Spanish police held 54 kilograms of cocaine, which they connected with alleged drug trafficker Antonio Manuel B.I. as well as eight other suspects on October 29. “In addition to using false documents, technological systems to prevent his communications from being intercepted and bodyguards, he also frequently changed his physical appearance,” Spanish police said. Illegal groups launder these funds through businesses that primarily use cash, conducting transactions such as buying real estate and cars, to try to avoid detection by law enforcement authorities. Some outlaw groups also run their own businesses, such as ranches and farms, to launder the money. A shipment of bananas from Colombia seized by Spanish police held 54 kilograms of cocaine, which they connected with alleged drug trafficker Antonio Manuel B.I. as well as eight other suspects on October 29. By Dialogo November 03, 2014 “Colombia is the country that does the most against money-laundering in Latin America” Bo Mathiasen, the UNODC’s representative in Colombia, told reporters. last_img read more