Guess what I had on this morning? I looked in my closet for a jacket as it was nippy, and I found my old Howl-O-Ween , First Annual Howl-O-Ween at the Doctor’s Dog Park t-shirt that the City of Apopka Recreation department gave to me at the dog park years ago. It is black with an orange design with a wolf dog howling at the moon, with bats flying across the moon, scary looking tree branches and jack-o-lanterns laughing….so glad they didn’t print the year on it, as that would have told just how old it is! I don’t remember what year it was, but it was a long time ago! Mama Mia Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Reply Reply October 31, 2017 at 2:44 pm October 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm October 31, 2017 at 2:39 pm Reply October 31, 2017 at 2:19 pm October 31, 2017 at 3:06 pm Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I am watching The Talk, just tuned in, and Julie Chen is dressed as Cyndy Lauper, Sharon Osborne as Mary Poppins, Sherry Underwood as Prince, Sarah Gilbert as Ozzy Osbourne, I believe, and Carrie from Dancing with Stars, as Lady Gaga…..Sharon looked great as Mary Poppins!…she had on a solid white skirt outfit with a hot pink belt and white old-timey boots, plus a brown wig updo. She nailed it! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Please enter your name here My husband and I saw a gal dressed in a Catholic school girl Halloween costume the other night, and believe you me, there was nothing Catholic about what we saw hanging out….LOL! Hahaha……. October 31, 2017 at 2:48 pm The Anatomy of Fear By Regina Harrison, originally published by theconversation.com Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 I saw this lady that was cashiering and she had the “day of the dead” look on her face. So cool! I asked her did she paint those detailed designs on her face, or were they temporary tattoos, and she said they were tattoos. I loved them. 9 COMMENTS Reply Reply TAGSHalloween Previous articleFlorida Hospital hosts second collection drive for Puerto RicoNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Happy Halloween everyone! Darn, I am too old to go trick or treatin’…..it was fun when I was young….haha! Always wanted to be the witch….LOL, none of that princess goody goody stuff for me! October 31, 2017 at 2:58 pm I don’t know about Sherry Underwood’s Prince outfit because it looks too much like her previous outfit as Little Richard??????? Now Sarah Gilbert nails it as Ozzy Osbourne! She looks just like him but too tiny. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia October 31, 2017 at 2:51 pm This is hard to pick a winner! My vote is for Mary Poppins, and Ozzy Osbourne….can’t decide! And the real winner is: Carrie Ann I. as Lady Gaga, that is who won! Reply Mama Mia October 31, 2017 at 2:22 pm I got a postcard from my dog’s regular vet, and she is leaving the country, and moving to England! Apopka Vet Clinic, but she has another lady vet lined up to take over the practice, and is having an open house to meet the new vet. I would move to England myself, just to hear those wonderful accents, honestly, I love to hear an English person talk, or an Australian man, ooh la la, how sexy!!! Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply I’ve got some trick or treat candy on hand if any kids come around, but I will be surprised if they do. I didn’t load up, because usually they don’t come around, and when it is left, I eat it, or my husband, and I am not supposed to do that, as it sends my blood sugar into orbit! Then my AC1 tells on me, being bad. My husband loves the atomic fireballs, so I got him a bag of those. I don’t like them. Got some gumballs, Baby Ruths, and tiny boxes of Sugar Babies….I got into them yesterday, but no more, after I saw my sugar levels afterwards….so if no kids come a knocking on our door, my husband will have to eat them….. Over the past few decades, Halloween celebrations have gained in popularity, not only with children and families, but with all those fascinated with the spooky and scary.As a scholar of myth and religion in popular culture, I look at Halloween with particular interest – especially the ways in which today’s Halloween tradition came to evolve.A pre-Christian traditionMany practices associated with Halloween have origins in the pre-Christian, or pagan, religion of the Celts, the original inhabitants of the British Isles, as well as parts of France and Spain.The Celts held a feast called Samhain – a celebration of the harvest, the end of summer and the turn of the year. Samhain was separated by six months from Beltane, an observance of the beginning of summer, which took place on May 1 and is now known as May Day. Because Samhain led into the cold, fruitless and dark days of winter, the feast was also an opportunity to contemplate death and to remember those who had gone before.The Celts believed that the veil between the living and the dead was thinner during this time, and that spirits of the dead could walk on Earth. Bonfires were lit to ward off the coming winter darkness, but also to sacrifice livestock and crops as offerings to the gods and spirits.Some scholars – because of the long historical association of the Celts with the Romans – have also linked the modern observance of Halloween to the Roman festival honoring Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees. During that festival people practiced divination, which uses occult for gaining knowledge of the future.One of the practices was similar to the modern-day Halloween tradition of bobbing for apples – a party game in which people attempt to use only their teeth to pick up apples floating in a tub or a bowl of water. Originally, it was believed that whoever could bite the apple first would get married the soonest.Later influencesMany of the modern-day practices of Halloween and even its name were influenced by Christianity.People lighting candles on All Saints’ Day. Reuters/Philippe WojazerHalloween coincides with Christian celebrations honoring the dead. In the autumn, Christians celebrate All Saints’ Day – a day to honor martyrs who died for their faith and saints. They also celebrate All Souls’ Day – a day to remember the dead and to pray for souls more generally.The history of how these dates came to coincide is worth noting: It suggests ways in which the pagan holiday may have been absorbed into Christian observance. Starting around the seventh century A.D., Christians celebrated All Saints Day on May 13. In the mid-eighth century, however, Pope Gregory III moved All Saint’s Day from May 13 to Nov. 1, so that it coincided with the date of Samhain.Although there is disagreement about whether the move was made purposely so as to absorb the pagan practice, the fact is that from then on Christian and pagan traditions did begin to merge. In England, for example, All Saints Day came to be known as All Hallows Day. The night before became All Hallows Eve, Hallowe’en, or Halloween, as it is now known.Around A.D. 1000, Nov. 2 was established as All Souls Day. Throughout the Middle Ages, this three-day period was celebrated with Masses. But the Pagan tradition of appeasing the spirits of the dead remained, including the Christian – now Catholic – practice of lighting candles for the souls in Purgatory.Guy Fawkes Day celebrations in E. Sussex, England. Peter Trimming, CC BY-SAPeople still light bonfires on Oct. 31, especially those in regions where the Celts originally settled. In Ireland, bonfires are lit on Halloween. In England, the bonfire tradition has been transferred to Nov. 5. This is known as Guy Fawkes Day and commemorates the Gunpowder Plot, a thwarted attempt by Catholics, led by Guy Fawkes, to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.There are other practices that continue today. In England, for example, one of the practices on All Hallows Eve was to go door to door begging for small currant biscuits called soul cakes, which were offered in exchange for prayers. While not all scholars agree, it is part of popular belief that this practice is echoed in the modern tradition of trick-or-treating.In Ireland, people would walk the streets carrying candles in a hollowed-out turnip, the precursor of today’s jack o’lantern, or the carved pumpkin.The carved pumpkins. Sarah Ackerman, CC BYWhen the tradition came to the USHalloween, however, did not make its way to the United States until the 1840s, when waves of immigrants from the Celtic countries of Ireland and Scotland arrived. These immigrants brought with them their tradition of Halloween, including dancing, masquerading, fortune-telling games and – in some places – the practice of parading the neighborhood asking for treats, such as nuts and fruits and coins.By the late 19th century, some stores began offering commercially made candy for Halloween.The North American observance of Halloween also included everything from minor pranks to some major vandalism, as well as a lot of drinking. By the early 20th century, however, many municipalities and churches attempted to curb this behavior by turning Halloween into a family celebration with children’s parties and, eventually, trick-or-treating as we know it today.Halloween todayToday, Halloween has become a multi-million-dollar industry.Candy sales, costumes, decorations, seasonal theme parks, annual television specials and October horror movie premieres are some of the many ways North Americans spend their money on the holiday.Trick-or-treaters in costume. AP Photo/Ted S. WarrenBut Halloween has come to mean many things to many people. Roman Catholics and many mainline Protestants, for example, continue to observe All Saints’ Day for its spiritual significance. In the Catholic Church it is considered a holy day of obligation, when people are required to go to Mass. All Souls’ Day is celebrated soon after. In fact, the entire month of November is set aside as a time to pray for the dead.On the other hand, some people reject Halloween because of its pagan origins and its perceived association with witchcraft and the devil. Others see it as too commercial or primarily for children.Nonetheless, whether people see it as a children’s holiday, a sacred ritual, a harvest festival, a night of mischief, a sophisticated adult celebration or a way to make money, Halloween has become an integral part of North American culture.Regina Hansen is a senior lecturer of rhetoric in the College of General Studies and author of Roman Catholicism in Fantastic Film and Supernatural, Humanity and the Soul: The Highway to Hell and Back. She is a frequent contributor to children’s magazines, Calliope and Dig and was honored as PEN/New England Children’s Book Caucus “Discovered” Writer in 2004. Her focus on literature is on fantasy, popular culture and philosophy. Her research interests include supernatural literature and film, the fantastic in popular culture, religion in film and neo-Victorianism. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Year: Landscape: One d+b Miami Interior: Architects: One d+b Miami Area Area of this architecture project Lighting Design: photographs: Fabio VentrescaPhotographs: Fabio Ventresca Area: 750 m² Area: 750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/572588/gross-flasz-residence-one-d-b-miami Clipboard Delta light, Hugo Mijares Gross-Flasz Residence / One d+b MiamiSave this projectSaveGross-Flasz Residence / One d+b Miami Gross-Flasz Residence / One d+b Miami “COPY” 2014 United States 2014 Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation, Extension•North Bay Village, United States Materials:Valencia CoveringsKitchen:Venetta CucinaConstructor:Jay MeiselmanArchitect In Charge:Hugo MijaresCollaborating Architects:Francisco Llado, Robert Moerigh, Xavier Garcia Sr, Xavier Garcia Jr.City:North Bay VillageCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!DiagramText description provided by the architects. This project is an exploration of the modernist pavilion in an extreme maritime context. The site is a north-facing Biscayne Bay with distant views of the City Skyline to the west and the street to the south.Save this picture!© Fabio VentrescaThe organization of the architectural program is used to create a passive solar response to the constraints of a challenging site and construction budget.Save this picture!© Fabio VentrescaThe single level residence was designed in a minimalistic way, emphasizing long views and perspectives. The house combines simple cubic volumes, chained together in plan and section.Save this picture!© Fabio VentrescaProject gallerySee allShow less100 Office / Shimizu CorporationSelected ProjectsLe 205 / Atelier ModernoSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/572588/gross-flasz-residence-one-d-b-miami Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Fabio Ventresca+ 27 Share One d+b Miami, DOMO ArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this officeOne d+b MiamiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationExtensionNorth Bay VillageHousesRefurbishmentRenovationUnited StatesPublished on December 03, 2014Cite: “Gross-Flasz Residence / One d+b Miami” 03 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments, Offices•Kecamatan Coblong, Indonesia “COPY” Architects: RUANGRONA Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© KIE+ 20Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948965/the-kois-living-ruangrona Clipboard ArchDaily The Kois Living / RUANGRONASave this projectSaveThe Kois Living / RUANGRONA “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948965/the-kois-living-ruangrona Clipboard Indonesia The Kois Living / RUANGRONA 2020 Year: Area: 1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: KIE Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Alexindo, Cisangkan, Dekson, Mowilex, Niro Granite IndonesiaArchitect In Charge:Josephine Fitria, Monica TiaradewiDesign Team:Amalia Dian Utami, Ghusni FauzanClients:Calvin Kent & FamilyEngineering And Construction:Andreas Martin, GudhomeMetalworks:Jeffrey MarioEngineering:Andreas MartinConstruction:Andreas MartinCity:Kecamatan CoblongCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsAwningsBANDALUXAwnings and VerandasFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. The Kois Living is a boarding house designed by RUANGRONA to fulfill the needs of a temporary settlement and rental office. Situated close to the universities in the northern Bandung area, The Kois Living was built in a boarding house area. The Kois Living is designed to answer urban issues faced by everyone today, space optimization.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Plan 01Save this picture!© KIEBuilt on a site that previously served as a home to kois, The Kois Living consisted of 3 residential floors and a basement that serves as a spacious parking area for residents. It has 21 standard sized bedrooms with en suite bathrooms suitable for students and employees and 4 larger units, perfect for young couples to live in. There is respectively a rental office on the second and third floors. An open communal space is located on the ground floor of the building, where residents can interact and socialize with each other, without disturbing the comfort of other residents.Save this picture!© KIEDesigned to meet the need for a comfortable and healthy living place, each bedroom comes with a balcony, so each room get access to daylight and fresh air. As a respond to the tropical climate, the design used roster bricks on several sides of the walls and custom latticed steel panels so that the air can circulate properly in the building. Even with a limited budget, a modern style with good lighting design can bring a luxurious and spacious impression to the interior.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessC² Cafe & Bar / Various AssociatesSelected ProjectsAKA Fitness Office / 4 Architecture StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Jl. Dago Asri, Dago, Kecamatan Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40135, IndonesiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Mixed Use Architecture Projects CopyAbout this officeRUANGRONAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesOn FacebookKecamatan CoblongIndonesiaPublished on October 07, 2020Cite: “The Kois Living / RUANGRONA” 06 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
HondurasAmericas August 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More threats and attacks on human rights activists December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Honduras Receive email alerts to go further News HondurasAmericas There have been more cases of human rights activists, civil society representatives and journalists being harassed and threatened. In one of the latest instances, Radio Progreso contributor Roberto García and fellow environmentalist Cesar Alvarenga were threatened on 17 August in connection with their opposition to a mining project in Arizona, a community 30 km outside the northern city of Tela.At the same time, the lawyer and civil society activist Gloria Vásquez Pérez has been the target of repeated threats and attacks in recent months.Reporters Without Borders is very worried about their safety and reiterates its call to the Honduran authorities to give them protection. Because of the leading role they play in circulating information, Radio Progreso and community radio stations are constantly threatened.Security measures should be adopted to protect these media and the many people who are being harassed and threatened, and to guarantee the entire population’s right to information and free speech. The authorities nonetheless continue to ignore such calls, even when they come from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.Gunmen went to Alvarenga’s road transport company in Arizona on 17 August and left a letter threatening him and García and demanding that they stop opposing the mining project being promoted by the Tela municipal authorities. The “messengers” displayed their guns in order to intimidate the company’s employees.When García and Alvarenga were previously pressured by local politicians to become advocates of the project and to help overcome the objections of most of the region’s population, García revealed the names of the politicians applying the pressure.The lawyer and activist Vásquez meanwhile continues to be the target of intimidation attempts although she filed a complaint about an assault near her home at around 9 p.m. on 26 May, when an unidentified man grabbed her, threw her to the ground and tried to strangle her, leaving her for dead. Last week, after she got into a collective taxi that seemed to be waiting for her, the driver and the other person aboard threatened her, searched her bag and told her: “We know where you work and where you live. Don’t look at us or we will kill you.” There have been repeated physical attacks on NGO and labour representatives, civil society activists, human rights lawyers, academics and journalists ever since the June 2009 coup, and almost all of them have gone unpunished.The police are nonetheless very diligent when it comes to dispersing protests. Around 20 people were injured and 27 were arrested when police broke up a demonstration two days ago in Tegucigalpa by peasants from the northern Aguán region pressing for implementation of a court ruling returning seized land to them – a ruling that was overturned as a result of pressure from big landowners.Those arrested included Antonio Trejo, the peasants’ lawyer; Carlos Ramón Navarro, the head of the Honduran National Peasants Association (ANACH); Johny Rivas, the general secretary of the Aguán Unified Peasants Movement (MUCA) and Vitalino Álvarez, its spokesman. Reporters Without Borders reported a few months ago that Álvarez had been the target of threats. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reports RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en
AER Lingus will resume its service between Shannon and Heathrow from today. The service was withdrawn in controversy in January of last year. The decision led to uproar in the region in August 2007, when the airline announced it was dropping the service and moving the important Heathrow slots to Belfast.A campaign was launched within the business and tourism sectors in an attempt to persuade the company to reverse its decision.In late December 2008 Aer Lingus announced it would resume the service. The first Shannon to Heathrow flight will take off this evening and from tomorrow there will be two flights daily.People in the region are being asked to support the reinstated service, which it is claimed is critical for business and tourism growth in the west and mid-west. Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsShannon-Heathrow service resumesBy admin – March 29, 2009 629 Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Email Print Previous articleFlextronics to shed more jobsNext articleLimerick FC CEO steps down admin
May 2, 2018 2,328 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] income tax migration salt deduction state and local taxes Tax Reform 2018-05-02 David Wharton Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Previous: Housing Trends Snapshot Next: Ocwen Reports Q1 2018 Earnings, Highlights Debt Forgiveness Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Will Tax Reform Drive Migration in Years to Come? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago While many are already examining the near-term effects of the tax reform passed a few months ago, could it have larger implications for where people choose to live in the long run? In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, a pair of economists posits that changes instituted by the tax reform bill will ultimately drive millions of people out of blue states such as California and New York and into low-tax red states.As economists Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore, authors of the annual “Rich States, Poor States” report published by the American Legislative Exchange Council, explain, this migration from high-tax states to low-tax states is nothing new, but they argue that the tax reform bill—and specifically its cap on SALT deductions—is likely to accelerate this trend. According to Laffer and Moore, “The losers will be most of the Northeast, along with California. The winners are likely to be states like Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.”According to Laffer and Moore’s “Rich States, Poor States” report, around 3.5 million Americans have relocated from the highest-tax states to the lowest-tax ones over the past decade. Since 2007, the report finds that Texas and Florida (states that do not have an income tax) have seen an influx of 1.4 million and 850,000 residents, respectively. California and New York have lost more than 2.2 million residents combined within that same period.Laffer and Moore say that, based on an analysis of IRS record for that decade, “Texas and Florida have gained a net $50 billion in income and purchasing power from other states, while California and New York have surrendered a net $23 billion.” The tax reform bill capped SALT deductions at $10,000 per family, which could mean a significant tax increase for high earners in higher-taxed states, according to the economists. “Consider what this means if you’re a high-income earner in Silicon Valley or Hollywood,” states the op-ed. “The top tax rate that you actually pay just jumped from about 8.5 percent to 13 percent. Similar figures hold if you live in Manhattan, once New York City’s income tax is factored in. If you earn $10 million or more, your taxes might increase a whopping 50 percent.”Laffer and Moore estimate that the lowering of the SALT deductions will result in California and New York losing around 800,000 residents, on net, during the next three years. They expect Connecticut, New Jersey, and Minnesota to lose around 500,000 residents combined during that period as well.Of course, the tax issue will be more of a problem for some economic tiers than for others. Nor are tax rates the only factor driving migration. A November 2017 Redfin study found that residential construction was a major driver of intercity and interstate migration—not surprising, given that many American markets are suffering from not only skyrocketing home prices but also insufficient housing inventories. Like the movie said: if you build it, they will come.If the taxes are lower, Laffer and Moore believe that they’ll come in droves. If so, that large-scale migration will undoubtedly have major impacts on the housing markets involved. Especially given that many markets in California, for instance, are already facing severe housing crises due to affordability and inventory issues. Higher taxes might just be the extra push some homeowners need to decide to relocate. Tagged with: income tax migration salt deduction state and local taxes Tax Reform Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Will Tax Reform Drive Migration in Years to Come? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – February 4, 2020 Facebook Google+ Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleStaffing crisis in Child and Adolescent Mental Health ServiceNext articleMuldoon returns to join Feely in Ireland squad News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Former HSE boss says more community support is needed The country’s acute hospitals are expected to do too much and more supports are needed for community care.That’s the view of the former head of the HSE.Tony O’Brien’s comments come as 640 admitted patients were without beds in irish hospitals this morning, 17 of them in Letterkenny.Mr O’Brien says there aren’t enough supports for those who could leave hospital……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/15obrien-health.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews
Position data from an Argos-tracked buoy deployed in the southern Weddell Sea in the austral summer of 1986 are analysed to determine important time-scales of variation of sea-ice motion in the seasonal sea-ice zone. Quality control and pre-processing of raw buoy data are discussed. Processed position data are subjected to time- and frequency-domain analyses. These highlight the importance of diurnal and semi-diurnal periodicities in the buoy motion. These preferred periodicities are associated with tidal forcing rather than wind forcing or inertial oscillations. Periodograms of the longitudinal component of buoy motion indicate that the power of the 24 h tidal component drops dramatically around day 130 in 1986. The possible causes of this are discussed and it is concluded that internal resistance within the sea-ice field may have increased at that time.
Many landlords operating Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) properties are doing so without the correct licence in place, risking heavy fines, as well as potentially putting their tenants’ safety at risk, warns Rentguard Insurance. When a landlord recently received a huge fine for various breaches, including £3,000 in relation to violations of HMO regulations such as fire safety and being unlicensed, it added to a spate of cases highlighting the fact that many landlords are operating HMO properties without the correct licence in place.In another case, a Hounslow landlord who let out an overcrowded and rat-infested unlicensed HMO was recently ordered in court to pay nearly £40,000 in fines and legal costs. A total of 16 people were found crammed into the house and outbuildings, they included a family with a six-month-old baby living in a garden shed.Elsewhere, two west London landlords were ordered to pay a total of more than £50,000 for failing to register their property as an HMO and for breaching fire safety regulations after a fatal fire at their property in July last year.The landlords were prosecuted by Hounslow Council, which said that had the property been licensed as an HMO it would have been inspected to ensure it met fire safety standards.Licensing for all HMOs was introduced from October 2000 to try and improve standards in the sector, in terms of both physical accommodation and the management of tenancy issues.“The need to obtain an HMO licence is there not only to help try and improve standards for tenants across the board, but to also potentially save lives,” said Steve Jones (left), Managing Director of Rentguard Insurance.It is important to note that the application for a licence must be made by the owner, even if the property is leased to or managed by your agency or another person or organisation.The licensing authority has to satisfy itself that the owner is a fit and proper person to hold a licence and that the property is suitable for use as an HMO for the proposed number of people.“A person needs a licence if they give permission for a house to be occupied as an HMO, the need for a licence does not depend on rent being paid, or on any formal tenancy arrangements being in place,” added Jones.HMO Landlords should also check that the property insurance cover they have in place covers them for this type of property.“Due to the rise in popularity of this type of property, many insurers, such as ourselves, are now offering specialist policies for HMOs and properties with mixed tenant types,” Jones explained.Houses in Multiple Occupation hmo landlord licenses Rentguard insurance February 11, 2015The 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 2021 Home » News » Are your HMO landlords licensed? previous nextRegulation & LawAre your HMO landlords licensed?If your HMO landlords aren’t licensed they could be in for a huge fine.PROPERTYdrum11th February 20150655 Views