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Estate agent still a key conveyancing recommender for house movers, research reveals

first_imgHome » News » Estate agent still a key conveyancing recommender for house movers, research reveals previous nextProducts & ServicesEstate agent still a key conveyancing recommender for house movers, research revealsA third of all buyers or sellers turn to the estate agent involved for advice on which solicitor to use, says When You Move.Nigel Lewis21st January 201903,032 Views A third of home movers or approximately 300,000 people every year turn solely to estate agents to recommend a conveyancing solicitor, it has been revealed.Conveyancing brokerage When You Move says its research shows that 32% of home buyers complete little or no research into which conveyancer to use when buying or selling a home, relying entirely on agents for advice.The research, which was conducted among some 2,000 respondents, also highlights how a ‘local’ conveyancer is important to people, but that the internet is making inroads into the market.A fifth of those canvassed had gone online to find a solicitor, basing their decisions on how high up the online search rankings each company is listed. Also, 28% said they had only realised how high their conveyancing fees were going to be once it was too late.“We are living in an era where we are able to track our food deliveries and our parcels on our smart phones and rely heavily on reviews when choosing a restaurant or hotel,” says When You Move chief executive Simon Bath (left).“Why aren’t we doing the same for the most important transaction of our lives?”When the Watford-based company was launched two years ago it claimed to revolutionise the conveyancing process by giving agents, solicitors and home movers full visibility of the conveyancing process.It also claimed that many agents believe some conveyancers are too slow and fail to keep those involves in a house sale up to date with the latest information.simon bath conveyancing estate agents When You Move January 21, 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 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

Winners Of Weekly Drawing For Two $100 Dinners Certificates At Cavanaugh’s Restaurant

first_imgWinners Of Weekly Drawing For Two $100 Dinners Certificates At Cavanaugh’s RestaurantTHIS WEEKS WINNERS OF A CAVANAUGHS RESTAURANT DINNER FOR TWO ARE SHIELA WOODRING AND BRIAN POLIVKA This week’s random drawings for two free $100 dinner certificates (for two current or new subscribers} at Cavanaugh’s Restaurant located at the Tropicana-  Evansville are: SHELBA WOODRING AND BRIAN POLIVKA. A member of our staff will be emailing you to make arrangements to deliver the certificates to you.PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE CITY-COUNTY OBSERVERFOOTNOTE: Each dinner certificate is valued at $100 and will provide the winner and their guest with a gourmet dinner for two.  Alcohol and Tips are not included in the Cavanaugh’s dinner gift certificates. Certificates are nontransferable and have no cash value. FOOTNOTE: During a recent site re-assessment study conducted by our IT personnel, he detected a serious issue where many of our subscribers may have not been getting “Breaking News Alerts” from the City-County Observer.In fact, we were surprised to find out that many thousands of potential subscribers laid dormant for the last five (5) years because a widget wasn’t activated properly.This is our official notification to let you know that starting this week we have started to re-activate these dormant e-mails.   When this task is completed the dormant e-mails will be added to our active subscriber’s list so that future City-County Observer “Breaking News Alerts” will be sent to our readers.Please add [email protected] to your contacts to ensure delivery to your inbox.If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the link in your e-mail to unsubscribe. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

NJ Transit meeting regarding the acquisition of Union Dry Dock to…

first_imgHOBOKEN – According to an announcement from the city, after days of discussions, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, the Office of the Governor of New Jersey, and New Jersey Transit have reached an agreement concerning the Union Dry Dock property in Uptown Hoboken; the NJ Transit board meeting has been canceled.The property was purchased by NY Waterway last November for ferry maintenance and repair. City officials have since moved to obtain the property for public open space.Due to the discussions among the city, governor’s office, and NJ Transit, tomorrow’s special meeting of the NJ Transit Board of Trustees will be cancelled.The board had planned to vote on whether it would acquire the property from NY Waterway and then lease it back to them for ferry maintenance, refueling, and repair.If they were to have done so, the city would not have been able to use eminent domain to obtain the property because the state agency’s power of eminent domain supersedes the city’s.The meeting, which was scheduled shortly before the holiday weekend, would have taken place during a weekday afternoon while many Hoboken residents are away for spring break.“I am glad the meeting is being canceled and we now have an opportunity to find a use for the land through an open and public process,” said Bhalla in a release from the city. “It is still my goal to provide a contiguous waterfront in Hoboken, and I look forward to working with the Governor’s office, New Jersey Transit, and New York Waterway to make this a reality and find a reasonable alternative location for the fueling and maintenance site.”Last week, Hoboken announced that it had offered to purchase the land for $11.63 million. In March, the council had also approved that the city could use eminent domain to obtain the property.As part of the deal to cancel the meeting, Bhalla agreed to formally end eminent domain proceedings and withdraw the offer to buy the land. A resolution and ordinance detailing this action has been added to the Hoboken City Council agenda for its regularly scheduled meeting on April 4 at 7 p.m.“This resolution is the latest in a series of good-faith efforts on our part to cooperate with all parties,” said Bhalla. “I thank Governor Murphy for working with me to ensure an open and transparent process.”Officials are considering alternative locations in Bayonne, which has expressed interest in housing the proposed facility, for New York Waterway to use. ×last_img read more

Ocean City Police Activity Report Aug. 26-Sept. 1

first_imgCalls for Service: 860 Daily Average: 122 August 26, 2018: Sunday Calls for service: 161Stops: 40 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 41 Alarms: 0 The Police Department assisted with 11 Fire and 9 EMS callsCity ordinance noise, 800 block 4th Street, at 12:17amDog complaint, 300 block East Inlet Road, at 2:20amDisorderly conduct, 28th & Beach, atTheft, 800 block Pennlyn Place, at 7:45amWarrant arrest, 800 block Bay Avenue, at 10:33amMotor vehicle accident, 2600 block Bay Avenue, at 3:40pmFall on city property, 5600 block Central Avenue, at 3:41pmAccident, 2000 block Asbury Avenue, at 5:55pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 8:06pmAugust 27, 2018: Monday  Calls for service: 113Stops: 18 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 35 Alarms: 2  The Police Department assisted with 11 Fire and 7 EMS callsWarrant arrest, 8th & Atlantic Avenue, at 8:02amMotor vehicle accident, 700 block West Avenue, at 12:07pmCriminal Mischief, 5400 block Haven Avenue, 1:00pmDog complaint, 800 block 3rd Street, at 5:00pmTheft, West 17th Street, at 6:00pmDisorderly conduct, 800 block Boardwalk, at 7:39pmDWI, Route 52, at 8:05pmVerbal dispute, 5500 block Central Avenue, at 9:23pmAugust 28, 2018: Tuesday Calls for service: 114Stops: 40 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 31 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted in 13 Fire, 12 EMS callsRunaway, 332 Wesley Avenue, at 8:11amCDS, 800 block 1st Street, at 9:00amAccident, 600 block Wesley Avenue, at 9:37amCivil Matter, 400 block Corinthian, at 10:00amHarassment, 1000 block Asbury Avenue, at 10:10amInjury City property, 34th & Central Avenue, at 11:05amDisorderly conduct, Surf Road & Beach, at 1:54pmJuvenile problem, 2900 block Simpson Avenue, at 6:52pmProperty damage, 800 block 7th Street, at 4:58pmAugust 29, 2018: Wednesday Calls for service: 102Stops: 33 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 18 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 8 EMS callsHarassment, 600 block Atlantic Avenue, at 9:00amNeighbor dispute, 1100 block West Avenue, at 9:26amFall on city property, 600 block 9th Street, at 10:29amTheft, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 11:30amAggravated Assault, 700 block Asbury Avenue, at 11:57amHarassment, 1500 block Bay Avenue, at 12:37pmTheft, 500 block Boardwalk, at 4:00pmMotor vehicle accident, 8th and Atlantic Avenue, at 6:49pmTheft, 800 Pelham Place, at 9:46pmAugust 30, 2018: Thursday Calls for service: 122Stops: 33 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 36 Alarms: 5 The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 6 EMS callsFall on city property, 1200 block boardwalk, at 9:33amPhone scam, 100 block Reef Drive, at 10:30amMissing person (located), 1200 block Ocean Ave., 10:49amTheft, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 11:55amAccident, Tennessee & Bay Avenue, at 12:16amVerbal dispute, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 3:15pmAccident, 600 block Asbury Avenue, at 3:46pmCity Ordinance noise, 1500 block Bay Avenue, at 1:16amAugust 31, 2018: Friday Calls for service: 119Stops: 24 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 33 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted in 16 fire and 9 EMS callsDisorderly Conduct, 800 block Ocean Avenue, at 1:11amVerbal dispute, 1200 block Ocean Avenue, at 6:23amWarrant arrest, 600 block Asbury Avenue, at 9:26amAccident, 2600 block Central Avenue, at 11:03amTrespassing, 1400 block Pleasure Avenue, at 1:09pmTheft, 800 block Central Avenue, at 2:30pmCDS, 800 block West Avenue, at 3:00pmMotor vehicle accident, 1300 West Avenue, at 4:13pmTheft, 7th & Boardwalk, at 5:40pmCurfew, 10th & Beach, at 11:29pmSeptember 1, 2018: SaturdayCalls for service: 129Stops: 36 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 32 Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted in 14 Fire and 13 EMS callsNoise Ordinance, North Street & Central Ave., at 1:34amAssault, Shore Memorial, at 10:55amTheft, 3000 Simpson Avenue, at 12:00pmCDS, 400 block Wesley Avenue, at 12:51pmFall on city property, 4000 block Central Avenue, at 1:29pmJuvenile problem, Longport Bridge, at 3:29pmMotor vehicle accident, 3000 block West Avenue, at 5:50pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th Street & Ocean Ave., at 7:14pmFall on city property, 5700 block West Avenue, at 10:29pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the 911 system when reporting crimes and violations of the law. For non-emergencies, dial 609-399-9111. Many residents and visitors are using email when reporting various issues to the police. This may cause a delay and is not the most efficient way to get a timely response. The police department is located at last_img read more

A Year In Review: Rex-A-Vision 2017 Video Wrap-Up (Part 1)

first_imgOver the past year, I’ve worked as Live For Live Music’s videographer, traveling around the country to film and share videos of countless concerts. As 2017 winds to an end, here is the first part of a two-part series dedicated to collecting my favorite clips from the past twelve months. Enjoy!Plus, check back tomorrow for part two of the series. Also, in 2018, I will be focusing more of my energies on raising money for children stuck in months-long hospital visits. Click here for more information and to donate.The Nth Power | “NYE Countdown” > “Right Now” | 12/31/2016 | Hometeam RallyI started the year off with a bang with The Nth Power at the Hometeam Rally New Year’s Eve Festival in Florida. The band brought out some special guests including the promoters for the countdown before kicking back into their call-to-arms classic “Right Now.”Galbraith Group |”Jam”  |  1/14/17 | Spirit Of The Suwannee Music ParkHaving attended so many shows at the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park over the years, I have become familiar with the members of the Galbraith Group. Recognizing their smiling faces made this blues jams all the more appreciated at the start of the year!Lettuce | “Kron Dutch” | 1/14/17 |  Spirit Of The Suwannee Music ParkLettuce has put on some amazing shows at The Spirit Of The Suwannee, but their back-to-back shows in January were easily among their finest.moe. | “Haze-Wicked Awesome” | 1/27/17 | The Plaza Livemoe. jumped off Jam Cruise ready to rock Florida. At their show at The Plaza Live in Orlando, they brought out a fun and very descriptive of their recent journey in this two-song jam that seemed to capture the essence of the atmosphere they had just departed. Enjoy!Greensky Bluegrass  |”Just To Lie” > “Past My Prime” | 2/9/17 | Madison TheaterIt might have been bitter cold in Eastern Kentucky but the Madison Theater was packed to the gills and sweltering by the time Greensky Bluegrass took the stage.Yonder Mountain String Band | “She Smiles Like You Have Always Been A Friend” | 2/1/17 | Bijou TheatreYonder Mountain String Band bassist Ben Kaufmann took advantage of my filming and a simulcast to send a message to his son who was watching on a Facebook live feed. That mission accomplished Kaufmann, alongside guitarist Adam Aijala, proceeded to finish their set within a set with an acoustic take on “She Smiles Like You Have Always Been A Friend”, a rarely played gem.The Mike Dillon Band | “Seeing The Dead” | 2/12/17 | Cosmic Charlie’sSometimes things go wrong when filming live shows. To help combat this, I use multiple sources for audio and video whenever I can. In this particular case, I was compelled to release the audio, as the story of Mike Dillon telling the story of the first time he saw the Grateful Dead was too good to keep to myself, despite only having a static still of his face.moe. | “Not Coming Down-Wormwood-Opium” | 2/19/17 | SweetWater BreweryAn unseasonably warm outdoor show at the SweetWater Brewery in Atlanta saw moe. happy to shed their coats and enjoy an afternoon in the sun. They were enjoying themselves so much you just knew they were going to do something special and the “Opium” jams in this clip are just that!Dumpstaphunk | “Sledgehammer” | 3/4/17 | Funk Fest Punta GordaDumpstaphunk jamming Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer” was one of my favorite moments from Funk Fest.Fruition | “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” | 3/18/17 | Anastasia Music FestivalThe first annual Anastasia Festival was a blast of St. Augustine sunshine. Portland, Oregon’s finest, Fruition, took full advantage of the cheeriness in the air with this bubbling with joy rendition of the Motown classic, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.Sam Bush | “Old Joe Clark” | 3/18/17 | Anastasia Music FestivalOne of the founding fathers of the “New Grass” movement, Sam Bush, has built himself a reputation as one of the friendliest and easiest-to-work-with innovators on the scene. Countless bands like Greensky Bluegrass and Yonder have followed in his wake, and this rendition of “Old Joe Clark” show the master in proper form.Tornado Rider | 3/25/17 | Suwannee Spring ReunionFavorites of the Spirit Of The Suwannee festivals, Tornado Rider does a spot-on kids’ set that delights all ages. But, by nightfall and after tucking in most of the youngsters, the more adult-themed set cheerfully goes off the rails. Watch and learn!Verlon Thompson | “Magnolia Wind” | 3/25/17 | Suwannee Spring ReunionAs much a storyteller as a music man, Verlon Thompson moved many a heart with the story behind the song “Magnolia Wind”, which he expertly weaved into the performance itself. This was a master class in how to not only perform but truly entertain a crowd each show.Rev. Jeff Mosier | Amazing Grace | 3/26/17 | Suwannee Spring ReunionThe later fiddler Vasser Clemons was honored with a Sunday morning goin’-to-church set at the Suwannee Spring Reunion. The Rev. Jeff Mosier took point for the project, and his rendition of “Amazing Grace”, along with the tale of the tunes origins was a moving moment of musical history and a top highlight of the year.Lettuce | “Slippin’ Til Your Satisfied” | 3/31/17 | Fool’s ParadiseFunkmasters of Lettuce followed up their previous appearance in this list of top moments with a second high point. Having grown to the point where they host their own festival, it was heartening to see that not only were they refusing to rest on their collective laurels—they were still pushing their boundaries.The Main Squeeze | “Message To The Lonely” | 4/1/17 | Fool’s ParadiseWatching bands like The Main Squeeze progress is one of the best parts of my gig. Seeing the band’s raw hope and emotion take new audiences by the heart and not let go is always a joy to behold.The Flaming Lips | “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Part One)” | 4/6/17 | Major RagerI got a front row spot to see what I could capture during the Flaming Lips’ appearance at the Major Rager festival, and between the inflatable fish men, confetti, and bad-ass performance skills of the Flips, I got some of the coolest visuals of the year during this show.The Freight Train Band | “Hot Lanta-Trouble No More” | 4/19/17 | WaneeThis emotional tribute to the late Butch Trucks by his own children and a crack band of friends and other family at the Wanee Music Festival earlier this year was highly emotional and completely enthralling. Easily a moment I will never forget.The Trey Anastasio Band | “O-o-h Child” | 4/21/17 | WaneeIn this clip, one of the finest guitarists alive, Trey Anastasio, takes the time to slow it down and just have fun with a song built around a loving vibe. The end result is a looping bit of joy that had the crowd dancing in the sun.moe. | “Mar De Mar-George-Time Ed” | 4.27.17 | La Petit Theatremoe. scheduled themselves a special three-night run in New Orleans for Jazz Fest’s first weekend, the first night being a special show only for folks buying tickets to all three nights. The venue overestimated the amount of room for the band’s equipment truck, necessitating the transfer of the gear by smaller vehicle and on foot. Watching the crew joke and laugh as they worked their asses off made filming and sharing the clips all the sweeter.The Daze Between Band | “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain” | 5/3/17 | One Eyed JacksNot all of these clips were selected for joyful reasons. The “Daze Between Band” was formed for the original idea of throwing a big jam party before the kick off to the second weekend of Jazz Fest, but with the passing of Butch Trucks it became a time to honor him. Then, without warning, Col Bruce Hampton died onstage in front of some of the participants the night before show time.Shell shocked, we received word that the sold-out show would become a tribute to not just Trucks and Hampton but all the lost lights along the way. Though many things went wrong on the filming side of things, it was all worth it for the chance to help those reeling from the news to give a musical farewell to some of the best.MJ Vs Stevie Jazz Fest Late Night | “The Way You Make Me Feel” | 5/7/17 | The Howlin’ WolfIt’s become a tradition for the late-night series of shows that Live For Live Music sponsors during NOLA Jazz Fest end with a back-and-forth showcase showdown between the catalogs of icons Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Under the guidance of Lettuce and Shady Horns trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom, this year saw singer Nigel Hall take the vocals on a stellar rendition of Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” that had the crowd in full voice and all smiles.Aqueous | “Kid Charlemagne” | 5/25/17 | Summer CampAqueous is some of the cream-of-the-coming-crop of jam bands. Seeing them share the stage with Vinnie Amico from moe. and Joel Cummins from Umphrey’s McGee for such a spirited take on the Steely Dan classic “Kid Charlemagne” was truly impressive.moe. & Twiddle | “Friend Of The Devil” | 5/26/17 | Summer Camp Music FestivalThis special acoustic team-up of members of moe. and Twiddle was in promotion of the musicians’ then-upcoming (but eventually canceled due to illness) Colorado run. Thanks to the wide-angle lens, I was able to really capture the vibe of the performance and the chemistry between fans and musicains.Keller Williams | “Eyes Of The World” > “Best Feeling In The World” | 5/25/17 | Summer Camp Music FestivalThere are several artists who have made Summer Camp an annual chance to connect with their fans, and Keller Williams is at the forefront of that pack. Thanks to the plethora of bands he works with, you never know exactly what to expect, as this blend of a classic Grateful Dead tune and one of his own finest tracks shows.last_img read more

Joyce Klein Rosenthal publishes study on heat-related mortality in NYC

first_img Read Full Story Examining urban heat vulnerability, GSD assistant professor of urban planning Joyce Klein Rosenthal recently published “Intra-Urban Vulnerability to Heat-Related Mortality in New York City” in the journal Health and Place.Unlike past research on this topic, Klein Rosenthal’s approach was very fine-grained, analyzing findings from specific New York City neighborhoods, as well as socioeconomic and demographic factors and the role of the built and biophysical environment. Through this process, Klein Rosenthal was able to see that some neighborhoods had higher rates of excess mortality (see map), and, importantly, poverty, micro-urban heat islands, race, and housing quality all contribute significantly to heat-related mortality.Given the necessity of carbon mitigation policies, and of access to cooling during hot summer days to prevent heat-health effects, the research emphasizes the importance of design for the environment, suggesting key adaptive responses and modifiable exposures.Read the full report.last_img read more

Theater & Dates Confirmed for B’way’s The Visit, Starring Chita Rivera & Roger Rees

first_img Related Shows John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Visit is based on the classic Friedrich Dürrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Claire Zachanassian is an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price. As Broadway.com previously reported likely, The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, will play at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre this spring. Directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production will begin previews on March 26 and officially open on April 23. The production will also feature Rick Holmes, Matthew Deming, Tom Nelis and Michelle Veintimilla. All the actors tapped so far are reprising their roles from the Williamstown Theatre Festival production in Massachusetts last summer. The musical premiered in 2001 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and later played The Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. Rivera also starred in both these productions as Claire, a role originally written for Angela Lansbury, who withdrew from the project in its early stages after her husband fell ill. The Visitcenter_img View Comments Complete cast and creative team will be announced soon. The WTF company also included Judy Kuhn (who is already booked for Fun Home on Broadway this season), David Garrison, Jason Danieley, Diana DiMarzio, Melanie Field, Christopher Newcomer, Aaron Ramey and Timothy Shew. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015last_img read more

Fund Managers Say Oil Firm Valuations at Risk From Climate Change

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:LONDON—A survey of 30 fund managers with collectively more than 13 trillion pounds ($18 trillion) in assets under management shows that 89 percent think climate change risks will impact oil company valuations “significantly” in the next five years.This represents a doubling on last year of fund managers who saw climate risks impacting oil firms in five yearsThe annual survey was carried out by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association and the Climate Change CollaborationSixty-two percent see peak oil demand impacting valuations in five years and peak gas demand impacting valuations in 10 years.Some of the fund managers surveyed include BlackRock, Aviva Investors, Deutsche Asset Management, HSBC Global Asset Management and Schroders.More: Fund Managers Expect Climate Risks To Hit Oil Firm Valuations-Survey Fund Managers Say Oil Firm Valuations at Risk From Climate Changelast_img read more

Colombian National Army’s Vulcan Task Force Provides Security in Catatumbo Region

first_img Helping the civilian population The Vulcano Task Force, a special unit of the Colombian Army’s Second Division, is spearheading a massive military and social campaign to oust illegal armed groups from the Catatumbo region. Soldiers with the Task Force are confronting groups, such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the Popular Liberation Army (EPL), as well as criminal gangs with the aim of weakening them. They’ve have made important gains in Catabumbo in 2014: The Task Force captured 339 members of illegal organizations, seized or destroyed more than three tons of explosives, interdicted nearly 10,000 ammunition cartridges, and confiscated hundreds of firearms. Soldiers also provide different equipment to help advance the civilian population. In November, Soldiers with the Army’s Second Division traveled to La Gabarra, a violence-stricken town in Catatumbo. There they donated 20 computers, several books, and two big-screen televisions to support the local school. Helping the civilian population The death of Ramon is a major blow to the ELN’s operations in the Catatumbo region, according to the Colombian National Army. Since at least the early 1990s, the FARC, the ELN, and the EPL have operated along the Catatumbo River, a 311-mile waterway that starts in northern Colombia and ends in Lake Maracaibo, in Venezuela. Terrorist groups and other illegal organizations use the river to transport drugs, according to the Colombian Military. “Catatumbo is a critical area due to its proximity to the Venezuelan border,” said Lieutenant Felix Cuevas, commander of the Vulcano Task Force’s Whole of Governemnt Action Company, a division that offers humanitarian aid to numerous communities in the Catatumbo region. “It has many resources such as oil. There are also many coca plantations in the area, and because of that it’s been the focus of several criminal groups.” The Ministry of Defense created Vulcano in 2012 to counteract terrorist attacks in the Catatumbo region, where the FARC, the ELN, the EPL, and other criminal groups have harassed civilians in the area for at least 20 years. And in December, the Troops worked in cooperation with a local mall in Cúcuta, the capital city of the Department of Norte de Santander, to collect more than 3,000 presents for kids in the Catatumbo region. The Vulcano Task Force carried out six other similar activities in 2014 and another seven in 2013. For example, to hinder the finances of these illegal organizations, the Military group destroyed more than 420 cocaine paste laboratories and seized about 108,000 tons of liquid and solid cocaine-processing materials in 2014. The task force also located more than two million coca plants which were being used to produce cocaine, as well as 124 coca seedbeds, also being cultivated unlawfully. A major blow to the ELN History of terrorist operations History of terrorist operations “Social activities are very important because no one else can reach the middle of the jungle with this kind of help,” Lt. Cuevas said. “It’s been going on for three years. And now the local population, despite the other groups in the area, is supporting the Army.” Because like everything in Colombia he who carries the burden are those who are uneducated. And to those life has not given good opportunities but not because they are ignorant but because they are honest and given their principles as people who fear the creator Lord Jesus Christ It’s good these operations are carried out to liberate these lands from so many criminals and so much violence and the lack of security which they live under there, which is the worst thing in that area Thank you for giving us the security our department needs We have to be forceful against the bandits of the FARC. Defeat them militarily, so they don’t believe they’re untouchable Great for the military forces. Confronting terrorist and illegal organizations is part of a broader strategy that also includes helping the civilian population in Catatumbo, according to Lt. Cuevas. Some of the Task Force’s confrontations with terrorists have become violent. Soldiers also provide different equipment to help advance the civilian population. In November, Soldiers with the Army’s Second Division traveled to La Gabarra, a violence-stricken town in Catatumbo. There they donated 20 computers, several books, and two big-screen televisions to support the local school. Terrorist groups and criminal bands (BACRIM), including drug trafficking groups like the Clan Úsuga, which began operating in the region in 2006, have engaged in violent battles for control of the river and Catatumbo’s oil and mineral resources. “Catatumbo is a critical area due to its proximity to the Venezuelan border,” said Lieutenant Felix Cuevas, commander of the Vulcano Task Force’s Whole of Governemnt Action Company, a division that offers humanitarian aid to numerous communities in the Catatumbo region. “It has many resources such as oil. There are also many coca plantations in the area, and because of that it’s been the focus of several criminal groups.” And in December, the Troops worked in cooperation with a local mall in Cúcuta, the capital city of the Department of Norte de Santander, to collect more than 3,000 presents for kids in the Catatumbo region. The Vulcano Task Force carried out six other similar activities in 2014 and another seven in 2013. The Vulcano Task Force, a special unit of the Colombian Army’s Second Division, is spearheading a massive military and social campaign to oust illegal armed groups from the Catatumbo region. The Ministry of Defense created Vulcano in 2012 to counteract terrorist attacks in the Catatumbo region, where the FARC, the ELN, the EPL, and other criminal groups have harassed civilians in the area for at least 20 years. For example, to hinder the finances of these illegal organizations, the Military group destroyed more than 420 cocaine paste laboratories and seized about 108,000 tons of liquid and solid cocaine-processing materials in 2014. The task force also located more than two million coca plants which were being used to produce cocaine, as well as 124 coca seedbeds, also being cultivated unlawfully. Providing health care and equipment is helping the Army win and maintain the support of the civilian population. Since at least the early 1990s, the FARC, the ELN, and the EPL have operated along the Catatumbo River, a 311-mile waterway that starts in northern Colombia and ends in Lake Maracaibo, in Venezuela. Terrorist groups and other illegal organizations use the river to transport drugs, according to the Colombian Military. The death of Ramon is a major blow to the ELN’s operations in the Catatumbo region, according to the Colombian National Army. Terrorist groups and criminal bands (BACRIM), including drug trafficking groups like the Clan Úsuga, which began operating in the region in 2006, have engaged in violent battles for control of the river and Catatumbo’s oil and mineral resources. Soldiers with the Task Force are confronting groups, such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the Popular Liberation Army (EPL), as well as criminal gangs with the aim of weakening them. They’ve have made important gains in Catabumbo in 2014: The Task Force captured 339 members of illegal organizations, seized or destroyed more than three tons of explosives, interdicted nearly 10,000 ammunition cartridges, and confiscated hundreds of firearms. For instance, the Second Division, in cooperation with several government and private entities, has organized health and recreational activities recently in remote towns and villages. As part of this initiative, Soldiers with the Task Force escort dentists, physicians, and psychologists to distant communities, where the medical personnel provide free services to the civilian population. Vulcano Task Force Troops also bring with them Army Soldiers who perform as clowns and magicians for children in the communities they’re serving. People from neighboring villages often come to the health fairs as well, resulting in as many as 1,500 people receiving free services in a period of two or three days. The Vulcano Task Force has, therefore, sought to weaken these criminal groups by targeting their finances and ability to conduct drug trafficking and terrorist operations. By Dialogo January 08, 2015 A major blow to the ELN For example, on December 23, Soldiers with the Vulcano Task Force engaged a group of ELN terrorists near the town of El Tarra, in northeastern Colombia. Troops killed an ELN commander who is known as “Ramon” during the gun battle. Ramon had been with the ELN for 10 years and was in charge of much of the group’s drug trafficking operations, as well as buying and selling explosives, according to Military intelligence. The Vulcano Task Force has, therefore, sought to weaken these criminal groups by targeting their finances and ability to conduct drug trafficking and terrorist operations. “Social activities are very important because no one else can reach the middle of the jungle with this kind of help,” Lt. Cuevas said. “It’s been going on for three years. And now the local population, despite the other groups in the area, is supporting the Army.” Confronting terrorist and illegal organizations is part of a broader strategy that also includes helping the civilian population in Catatumbo, according to Lt. Cuevas. For instance, the Second Division, in cooperation with several government and private entities, has organized health and recreational activities recently in remote towns and villages. As part of this initiative, Soldiers with the Task Force escort dentists, physicians, and psychologists to distant communities, where the medical personnel provide free services to the civilian population. Vulcano Task Force Troops also bring with them Army Soldiers who perform as clowns and magicians for children in the communities they’re serving. People from neighboring villages often come to the health fairs as well, resulting in as many as 1,500 people receiving free services in a period of two or three days. For example, on December 23, Soldiers with the Vulcano Task Force engaged a group of ELN terrorists near the town of El Tarra, in northeastern Colombia. Troops killed an ELN commander who is known as “Ramon” during the gun battle. Ramon had been with the ELN for 10 years and was in charge of much of the group’s drug trafficking operations, as well as buying and selling explosives, according to Military intelligence. Providing health care and equipment is helping the Army win and maintain the support of the civilian population. Some of the Task Force’s confrontations with terrorists have become violent. last_img read more

Due to the crown of the crisis, Osijek-Baranja County approves support to family farms that provide accommodation services

first_img“Financial support for an individual family farm can amount to a maximum of 5.000,00 kuna per accommodation capacity (bed), and I emphasize that this is a grant.”Says Tatjana Roth, Head of the Administrative Department for Tourism, Culture and Sports of Osijek-Baranja County. The applicant must be registered for the said activity, the facility where the service is provided must be in the Osijek-Baranja County, and the applicant recorded a decrease in revenue of more than 30 percent in June 2020 compared to June 2019. Photo: Ivica and Marica farm The Administrative Department for Tourism, Culture and Sports of Osijek-Baranja County has announced a public call for grants to family farms that provide accommodation services in the County. The public call is open until September 18, 2020, ie until the expenditure of secured funds in the County Budget (HRK 1,7 million) in order to combat the negative effects in business caused by the COVID-19 disease.center_img Beneficiaries of this support can be family farms that provide accommodation services. Applications and forms can be downloaded from the website Osijek-Baranja Countylast_img read more