Evictions moratorium “very unlikely” to be extended

first_imgHome » News » Evictions moratorium “very unlikely” to be extended previous nextRegulation & LawEvictions moratorium “very unlikely” to be extendedAll indicators from inside government and the court system suggest the government is not going to execute another U-turn.Nigel Lewis18th September 202001,371 Views The government is ‘almost certainly not’ contemplating a U-turn on its evictions ban, which is due to end on Monday when possession hearings are to re-start in courts across England.Today is the last chance the government has to let the courts know that the ban must continue, but an industry insider has told The Negotiator that this is now “very unlikely to happen”.Also, last night the Master of the Rolls Sir Terence Etherton circulated confirmation of the new regulations and protocols that letting agents and landlords will have to follow if they wish to restart or request a possession hearing and evict a tenant.“All the signals coming out of government and the courts suggest strongly that Ministers do not intend to cave into pressure from Shelter and Generation Rent and change its mind this time,” the source said.“Ministers are aware that landlord patience is beginning to run out but from Monday onwards, at least they can begin ejecting tenants who are more than 12 months behind in their rent.”The original evictions ban was announced at the end of March and then extended in June until the end of August, and then once more until September 21st.“Before Covid it used to take around five months to evict a tenant who had stopped paying their rent,” Landlord Action’s Paul Shamplina told LBC.“But following the Covid evictions moratorium and the other measures introduced, plus the extra time it will take to get a court order due to the backlog, means many landlords will be looking at a 12-14 month wait to get their properties back.”Earlier this week ARLA Propertymark sent a letter to housing minister Chris Pincher pleading for the ban not to be extended.Sir Terence Etherton master of the rolls evictions ban Paul Shamplina September 18, 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


first_imgStatehouse Virtual Tour Many Carnegie libraries proudly display this portrait of their benefactorDid You Know?     During the early decades of the 20th century, many Indiana communities responded to Industrialist Andrew Carnegie’s offer to provide funds for the building of libraries.  Indiana led the nation with 164 applications granted. The first Indiana Carnegie Library opened in 1902 in Crawfordsville. The last one, in Lowell, opened in 1920.  The buildings have stood the test of time.  Of the original 164, 145 are still standing.  Nearly 100 of them are still libraries.  The others are serving as city halls, museums, community centers, small businesses, and a few are even private residences. “I shall not lead you down the easy road . . . I shall lead you down the road of sacrifice and service to your country.”– – – Wendell L. Willkie HOOSIER QUOTE OF THE WEEK Wayne County1873     Wayne County officially moved its county seat from Centerville to Richmond, ending a 50-year rivalry between the two cities for the designation.  Historians noted that “men, women, and children wept bitter tears as the last wagon left the town of Centerville on that eventful evening.” Seal Willie button Baseball1927     Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig came to town as the New York Yankees played an exhibition gamewith the Indianapolis Indians inWashington Park.  The sports page said the Babe hit one over the right field fence which flew south past the railroad tracks and landed “just this side of Brown County.”  However, the Indians still beat the Yankees, 8 to 5, in a game that was fun for fans and players, alike. Quote FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Riley1881     The Indianapolis Leaderprinted “The Land of Used-To-Be,” one of the first poems published by James Whitcomb Riley.  Known as “The Hoosier Poet,” he became world famous.  Scores of his books were issued in many editions and included such classics as “Little Orphant Annie,” “The Raggedy Man,” and “Out to Old Aunt Mary’s.”  A star on the lecture circuit, Riley vied in popularity with Mark Twain.  (Pictured:  The poet is honored by a large mural on the side of a building on East Michigan Street, near his home in the Lockerbie neighborhood.  The mural is the work of artists Christopher Blice and Jon Edwards.) 1912     Dedication ceremonies were held for the new library in Boswell, Indiana, in Benton County. Andrew Carnegie had donated $8,000 for construction of the building, provided the community would pledge $800 per year for maintenance and operation. He insisted that library cards should be free and that books would be placed on open shelves so that readers could browse on their own.  The Boswell Carnegie Library continues to serve the community today.  It was doubled in size by an addition in 2003.center_img Library 1940     Elwood, Indiana, made national news as Wendell L. Willkie accepted the Republican nomination for President. Over 250,000 people crowded into Willkie’s hometown on a day that saw the temperature rise to 102. The Pennsylvania Railroad ran 29 extra trains that day. Willkie waged an energetic campaign but failed to prevent President Franklin D. Roosevelt from winning a third term in November. Indiana Statehouse Tour OfficeIndiana Department of AdministrationGuided tours of the Indiana Statehouse are offered Monday through Saturday.  For more information, check our website listed at the bottom of this page.(317) [email protected] Take a VIRTUAL TOUR of the Indiana StatehouseArrow August 11 – August 17The Week in Indiana History Flag1945     Indiana Governor Ralph Gates declared a two-day state holiday to celebrate the end of World War II.  He urged citizens to “pay homage to those living and dead who have given so much towards victory.”  Over 400,000 Hoosier men and women served in the war.  Over 12,000 were killed and over 17,000 were wounded. Carnegie Indiana Quick Quiz     Fill in the blank to complete each passage by an Indiana poet:1.  Sarah Bolton:  “Paddle Your Own ________”2.  James Whitcomb Riley:  “When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the ________”3.  Arthur Franklin Mapes:  “Lovely are the fields and meadows that reach out to rise where the dreamy ________River wanders through paradise”Answers Below ANSWERS:  1.  Canoe  2.  Shock  3.  Wabash Follow us on Instagram: @instatehousetourofficelast_img read more

The case for legalizing pot

first_imgEric Gayner Dear Editor: Marijuana should be legalized throughout the entire United States. The legalization of marijuana will benefit society in several ways. First, by taxing marijuana sales and imports, states will see increased revenue. Second, by not having to prosecute and jail lower level marijuana offenders, states will save money. Third, legalizing marijuana will create jobs.Many people already pay for and smoke marijuana illegally, but if legalized, they can continue to do business and the government can tax it. According to Debra Borchardt, writer for Forbes Magazine, “States are addicted to cannabis tax revenues. According to a new report from New Frontier Data states with legalized marijuana are on track to generate approximately $655 million in state taxes on retail sales in 2017. Within that tax figure, $559 million will come just from cannabis taxes, much more than from alcohol taxes.”States that have legalized marijuana are making over half a billion dollars on cannabis taxes, while alcohol taxes are making a lot less money. For example: in the Colorado Department of Revenue reported that the revenue Colorado made from taxing and licensing marijuana sales hit a high in 2017 of $247,368,473. 2018 has a projected revenue of $346,541,052 . Furthermore, in 2017, taxes on alcoholic beverages in Colorado were about $150,669,971; almost half that of marijuana tax. Not only could states make money, but the states’ tax payers could save money.Ray Stern, from Phoenix New Times stated, “Legalizing up to an ounce of marijuana in Arizona could save taxpayers at least $1.3 million in jail booking costs alone.” Governments need tax money to run. Saving states over a million dollars in prosecuting marijuana offenders will go a long way in helping the economy. Not only are we saving money by not prosecuting and jailing drug dealers, buyers and users, but an author from The Guardian said, “Whenever there is a medical marijuana law, we observe that crime at the border decreases because suddenly there is a lot less smuggling and a lot less violence associated with that.”By legalizing marijuana, the opening of new stores/dispensaries will create new jobs. The marijuana industry needs growers, warehouse space, specialty lighting, irrigation equipment, contractors, lawyers, and bookkeepers, etc. Christopher Ingraham from The Washington Post claimed that, “In 2015, the legal marijuana industry in Colorado created more than 18,000 new full-time jobs and generated $2.4 billion in economic activity…” Marijuana created 18,000 full-time jobs in one state. If it was legal in every state, there could be 900,000 new full-time jobs made in the United States alone.Marijuana should be legalized throughout the entire United States. The legalization of marijuana will help America’s economy by increasing tax revenue, by not having to prosecute and jail lower level marijuana offenders, and will help to create new jobs. last_img read more

Preserve Hoboken’s private open space

first_imgDear Editor:Look out a window into most backyards in Hoboken and you’re looking at something some call the “donut hole.” Big trees, secret gardens and lawns divided by fences that create private neighborhoods around our blocks that are invisible from the street. It’s light and air and backyard barbecues and the sounds of families, the chatter of squirrels and birds, and yes, the hum of an occasional power tool. It’s part of what makes Hoboken a wonderful place to live. Think what it would be like without it.Pave over paradise and put up a…staircase? They say we lose what we lose a bit at a time. A recent revision to the Hoboken Zoning Code that chips away at this open space is a gift to developers, but has the potential to backfire. With this ordinance, B-40, developers can offer more living space by stealing from the light and air of our back yards by allowing them to build exterior staircases. The trade-off is a bad deal – exterior staircases that meet the fire code are big and ugly – and they usually get uglier over time. This ordinance is just bad planning. Please reverse this new regulation, our Master Plan is doing a great job without it. James Kocislast_img read more

The Ocean City High School After Prom Mission

first_imgBill and Amy HolmesCharlie and Jennifer BowmanOcean City High School After Prom CoordinatorsThe pictures featured below show some of the fun that is available for the students after the prom: Even our small, family oriented beach-town needs to be very aware of the battles our students face everyday. In a world of tempations a proactive approach from the parents, staff, and community to come together to protect our students is needed more than ever. As a community, this night shows how much we value our students, knowing full well the alternatives to celebrate are available. Each year the annual Ocean City High School After Prom embraces a night of good friends, good food, and good fun., celebrating a milestone night together in a safe haven that promotes creating fabulous memories together- free of drugs and alcohol. Our monthly planning efforts began in October and have grown into biweekly planning events at the high school. Decorating, food planning, Minute to Win It games, Inflatables, DJ’s, Karaoke, photo booths, live entertainment, and thousands of dollars worth of prizes will keep the night going. It is our hope the students see that there is value in creating this safe haven for them to be themselves as they engage in substance free fun and activities. And besides, the event is completely FREE to them! The After Prom Committee is a set of parents who are dedicated to keeping the Ocean City High School students FREE of temptation on a night that could potentially be one of life changing choices. Many years ago our school family lost two precious souls on a fall November night due to a drunk driver.  Our community was shaken tremendously.  Through this, parents made a commitment to helping keep other families from such a life altering experience.  One of their efforts birthed the Ocean City High School After Prom.  After 20 years, the program runs strong, as we can expect close to 700 students to attend. Throughout the night, hundreds of parent and community volunteers will celebrate our students as they enjoy the After Prom, having made the decision to stay sober and attend this all night party. All in all, the After Prom party creates the beautiful alternative to avoid the drugs and alcohol available to them everyday.  Every. Single. Day.  It is no secret that even in a small, quiet beach town like Ocean City, these substances exist, are available, and are being used by some of our student population.  This night celebrates the good decision to choose what it best, in hopes the message of celebrating life without the need for drugs and alcohol lasts longer than Prom Night. The students will arrive by bus from the prom location beginning at 11:15 pm and stay until 4am. We are blessed to say that most of our students stay and enjoy the night from beginning to end, knowing that the big $1,000 prize is drawn as the night commences to a very tired, yet excited senior student from OCHS. Our community invests a great amount of time, thought, and money into our After Prom. Individuals, businesses, and public officials donate through cash and other various gifts into making this event a reality for our children. We could certainly never provide this night without the support of the Ocean City High School community.  We also depend on hundreds of volunteers as we transform the high school into a magical night.  During a Spring Prom Assembly the After Prom is highlighted and encouraged by the Ocean City High School Administration and Staff.  The theme was revealed, as well as the purpose behind the event.  The students were informed of the importance of making the right decisions, promoting substance-free fun.  They were reminded that the entire community is involved in advertising and supporting this event in various ways.last_img read more

Shooting Island’s Restoration Work Begins

first_imgPlans call for restoring and protecting more than 150 acres of tidal wetlands at Shooting Island. (Photo courtesy city of Ocean City) Contractors began work Wednesday on Ocean City’s restoration of Shooting Island, the longest living shoreline project in New Jersey history.This fall, Ocean City received a long-awaited permit for wetlands restoration and enhancement at Shooting Island in Great Egg Harbor Bay. The permit enables the city to move forward with another piece of its long-range plan for dredging, maintenance and restoration of the city’s beautiful back-bay recreational area.The first phase of Shooting Island restoration will help provide coastal resiliency and reduction of storm impacts to Ocean City’s bayfront. Shooting Island has seen significant degradation of its shoreline, receding nearly 60 feet since 1978. More than 150 acres of tidal wetlands will be restored and protected.The project also will restore habitat for marine life, birds and other coastal species. Subsequent phases of the project could use material dredged from the bottom of adjacent shallow waterways to further restore the island. The work will take advantage of a $2.6 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to experiment with ways to “create and stabilize wetlands”YouTube video of Shooting Island courtesy of Jonathan MoragliaOcean City Mayor Jay A. Gillian and City Council hope the city’s commitment to the preservation and maintenance of the back bay will help other shore communities in addressing similar issues in their efforts to keep their waterways open.The groundbreaking permit was issued to Ocean City in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Department of Interior, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and National Marine Fisheries Service.City Council in November awarded the construction contract to Charter Contracting of Boston. Contractors began work Wednesday on the northern and western shorelines of Shooting Island.They will be working Mondays through Saturdays to install 2,700 linear feet of rock sill and 1,450 linear feet of oyster habitat.The sill will function as protection for the Shooting Island wetlands and will absorb energy from the waves and currents. The oyster habitat blocks will be spaced to promote the flow of tidal water between the marsh and bay.An image taken from Google Maps shows the location of Shooting Island in the back bay off Ocean City.last_img read more

Union looks at ethnic diversity with year-long bakery survey

first_imgThe Bakers, Food & Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has launched a survey with British Bakeries and Northern Foods of workers’ ethnicity and languages. The aim of the study is to produce guidance for migrant workers and for firms keen to boost health and safety and efficiency.Half of the funding of the one-year diversity survey is £34,000 from the government’s union modernisation fund, which will be match funded by the union. The government scheme will also provide £17,000 of match funding for a second six-month study on the BFAWU’s communication with members. British Bakeries and Northern Foods have committed themselves to the year-long survey. Draper said he was also talking to the baker and retailer Greggs about pilot projects.He said the diversity work was not focused only on health and safety issues, despite concern at the BFAWU 2006 annual conference last month about such issues in relation to migrants with poor English. “I would not say it’s led by health and safety,” he said.He also insisted the current large employment of migrants in the baking sector was not a bad thing. I wouldn’t label it as a problem,” he said. “I think in particular areas there are skills shortages.”He conceded that the BFAWU needs to understand better what migrant workers and others from ethnic backgrounds wanted from a union in order to avoid a slump in membership. The union had already put a lot of money into promoting trade unionism among ethnic workers, he said.After the diversity project’s branch surveys of the needs of ethnic workers are completed at the end of next week, the union will use the results to run focus groups mixing different ethnic groups in the companies involved. The final result, said Draper, would be guides for migrants and information on the BFAWU website, including issues such as housing.He said that although the union had already been running successful English language courses for members, these had been put together “without realising what people really want”.On completion of the project, the union’s diversity committee will probably apply for further funding under the government’s union modernisation fund to implement ideas that emerge from the initial work, said Draper.last_img read more

Boost your Omega 3

first_imgLimagrain Céréales Ingrédients has launched a new Omega 3-rich ingredient, LimaLin, made from wheat flour and linseed flour, which can be used in a range of bakery products.Marketing manager for nutrition Walter Lopez said: “With just 5g of LimaLin, bread, cookies or cereals become a source of Omega 3. For pastry, using LimaLin increases softness in mini-cakes, while fat reduction becomes possible in cookies or biscuits.”www.lci.limagrain.comlast_img

Sixth Indiana case of coronavirus confirmed in Boone County

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Sixth Indiana case of coronavirus confirmed in Boone County WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ By Caleb Hatch – March 10, 2020 0 825 Previous articleDeer spotted in Mishawaka wearing safety vestNext articleSome Notre Dame students away from campus see programs suspended Caleb Hatch Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterest This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP) The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has confirmed a sixth case of COVID-19 or coronavirus in the state in Boone County.Boone County is in the Indianapolis area, where 4 of the six cases have been confirmed. Two cases, one in Noble County and another in Adams County, are in the WOWO Listening area.The ISDH has a dashboard here that will be updated daily at 10 a.m. with results on coronavirus cases. Michigan maintains a similar website here.More information is expected to be released later Tuesday. Pinterestlast_img read more

Greensky Bluegrass Announces Nationwide 2019 Fall Tour

first_imgOn Monday, Greensky Bluegrass announced an expansive nationwide 2019 fall tour, which will begin in early September and run through the beginning of November.The five-piece jamgrass outfit will open up their tour with a performance at Tuscon, AZ’s Rialto Theatre on September 5th, followed by stops at Phoenix, AZ’s The Van Buren (9/6); Los Angeles, CA’s Fonda Theatre (9/7); San Diego, CA’s Humphrey’s By the Bay (9/8); and the band’s previously announced three-night run at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 13th-15th.Greensky will move forward with a performance at Des Moines, IA’s Brenton Skating Plaza on September 18th, followed by stops at Indianapolis, IN’s Garfield Park (9/19); Louisville, KY’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival (9/20); North Adams, MA’s FreshGrass Music Festival (9/21); East Aurora, NY’s Borderland Festival (9/22); Pelham, TN’s The Caverns (9/25); Columbus, OH’s Express Live (9/26); Richmond, VA’s Music At Maymont (9/27); Athens, GA ‘s Terrapin Recfest (9/28); and Salem, VA’s Salem Civic Center on September 29th.Moving into October, the band will continue with a performance at Memphis, TN’s Minglewood Hall on the 2nd, followed by shows at Birmingham, AL ‘s Avondale Brewing Co. (10/3); New Orleans, LA’s Joy Theater (10/4); and a special Halloween throwdown at Chicago, IL’s Chicago Theatre on October 31st. The following night, November 1st, the band will head to Kansas City, MO’s Uptown Theater, followed by a tour-closing performance at St. Paul, MN’s Palace Theatre on November 2nd.A fan-club presale lottery request period is currently underway. Tickets for Greensky’s 2019 fall tour go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, June 7. Head to Greensky Bluegrass’ website for complete ticketing details.Greensky Bluegrass 2019 Fall Tour:9/5 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre9/6 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren9/7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre9/8 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s By the Bay9/13 – 15 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre9/18 – Des Moines, IA – Brenton Skating Plaza9/19 – Indianapolis, IN – Garfield Park9/20 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival9/21 – North Adams, MA – FreshGrass Music Festival9/22 – East Aurora, NY – Borderland Festival9/25 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns9/26 – Columbus, OH – Express Live9/27 – Richmond, VA – Music At Maymont9/28 – Athens, GA – Terrapin Recfest9/29 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center10/2 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall10/3 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Co.10/4 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/1 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater11/2 – St. Paul, MN – Palace TheatreView Tour Dateslast_img read more