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first_imgHospitality sector hit by drink and drug abuseOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Alcohol and drug abuse is reaching epidemic proportions across thehospitality sector, as restaurateurs, hoteliers and their staff struggle tocope with stress and lack of sleep from shift work. A survey by Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine, found 97 per cent ofhospitality professionals believe alcohol and drug abuse is a problem for theirindustry. More than one in two reported that the combined effects have reached”worrying” levels. The survey of almost 1,000 hospitality professionals found 40 per cent ofrespondents had seen colleagues take illegal drugs while at work, and 59 percent had seen colleagues drinking to excess while on duty. Alcohol emerged asthe bigger problem of the two, with 99 per cent of respondents identifying itas a problem for the industry. The most common reasons given by people who took drugs at work were “tostay awake during the shift”, and “to help cope with stress”. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgThere is mounting evidence that the “unintended consequences” of the Government’s tenant fees ban are fast becoming reality, new research by Yorkshire’s largest letting agent has found.Linley & Simpson, an independent agency with 16 branches across North and West Yorkshire, has told The Negotiator that the first three months of the legislation triggered an average rent increase of 4-5% on new lets.While the rise was no surprise to Chief Executive and founder, Will Linley (picture, above), the scale and speed of the increase certainly did, “The fee ban is in its infancy but our data, which mirrors research by Belvoir and others, exposes the shortcomings in the Government’s thinking,” he said.“We now see a picture, rapidly emerging across England that, for evidences the scale and pace of the impact on tenants’ pockets. After 30 years in the sector, I’d say this uplift is unprecedented.“Agents like us warned the Government about the unintended consequences of its approach, yet our voice and suggested alternatives were ignored.“Our fears are now being borne out with tenants facing higher rents almost overnight. With rising demand and a shortage of new buy-to-let activity – another far-reaching result of the ban – the upward trend in monthly rents is only going to accelerate.”tenant fees ban“The Government’s anti-landlord tax regime is supressing supply as some landlords off-load their portfolios.“Supply and demand is increasingly out of kilter, we are striving hard to redress this imbalance. Meanwhile, there is added pressure on landlords to increase returns, in the face of rising tax liabilities and higher agency costs post the fee ban.“These complex dynamics look set to deliver a poor deal for tenants. Like many agencies, I look forward to our sector sharing its collective concerns about this impact of the ban with Number 10, MPs, the Treasury and the Ministry of Justice.”Read more about rising rents and the tenant fees ban.Linley & Simpson tenant fees ban Will Linley September 6, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 6th September 2019 at 10:54 amI predicted it along with others; I even had an official meeting with the Housing Minister and handed over my letter stating such. Totally ignored….as usual. Just told “we’d monitor it.”Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Growing fears over ‘scale and speed’ of tenant fees ban impact previous nextAgencies & PeopleGrowing fears over ‘scale and speed’ of tenant fees ban impactRents are rising by between four and five per cent on new lets, claims leading Yorkshire letting agency Linley & SimpsonSheila Manchester6th September 20191 Comment1,545 Viewslast_img read more

first_img October 29, 2014 View post tag: Bass Strait View post tag: Sirius View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: meet View post tag: HMA Ships View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Arunta View post tag: Navalcenter_img HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta, and HMNZS Te Kaha rendezvoused in Bass Strait during their passage to Albany, Western Australia, for the centenary of Anzac commemorations commencing 31 October.The ships will be providing support for the events which will commemorate the departure of the Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Expeditionary Force soldiers for the First World War.The passage to Albany will enable communication, navigation and warfare training said Commanding Officer Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan.Our passage across the Southern Ocean will provide in-company hours, enabling us to train our sailors and consolidate their skills, particularly in officer of the watch manoeuvres and communication.Interoperability with the New Zealand Navy is well-practised, but the relevance is becoming more poignant as the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli approaches said Commander Grogan.The Anzac spirit was forged on the high seas during the convoy passage and then on the shores of distant lands in battle, and one hundred years later our task group of Australian and New Zealand ships still represents that friendship and loyalty to one another.The ships will join HMA Ships Anzac, Stuart and Rankin alongside Japanese Defence Ship Kirisame in Albany recreating the history of those brave soldiers and sailors of the First World War.[mappress mapid=”14241″]Press release, Image: Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta Meet HMNZS Te Kaha in Bass Strait View post tag: HMNZS TE KAHA HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta Meet HMNZS Te Kaha in Bass Strait View post tag: Navy Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgAnother attempt to breach the University’s email network had been made, according to an online notice posted Wednesday by the Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS). A notice posted on Oxford’s Webmail site on Wednesday morning warned users to ‘NOT click any web links in emails’ and to ‘NEVER reply to such emails.’Brasenose ICT officer Peter Bushnell names David Ford as the first to be aware of the so-called ‘phishing’ attempt.Ford, a member of OUCS’s Network Security Team, sent a personal alert to various college IT officers, informing them that the fraudulent email is one “claiming to be an announcement of scheduled maintenance and asking the user to reply immediately with their password.”“I don’t know what the details are but I just thought I’d warn everybody and forward the email from David, since he’s the person to ask,” said Bushnell.It is unknown how many people gave up their details as a result the email, and whether any measures have been taken to stop the phisher.OUCS refused to comment. The email’s sender poses as an administrator of the University’s official email network, using the address Webmail @ Subscriber.net, to trick users into revealing their Webmail username and password.The emails have “SUBSCRIBERS GET BACK” in the subject line, and have been sent to University email account holders as part of a so-called ‘phishing’ attack.last_img read more

first_imgOcean City’s recycling center is on Shelter Road off Tennessee Avenue. Ocean City will hold its semi-annual Paper Shredding and Electronic Recycling Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Shelter Road Recycling Center located off of Tennessee Avenue.The Shelter Road Recycling Center also will be open noon to 3 p.m. Friday, May 3, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, for Household Cleanup Days. Residents and homeowners can bring unwanted trash, furniture, cell phones and recycling. No contractors, construction or demolition debris, and no fluids, paints, or hazardous waste are permitted.These events are free to residents and property owners in Ocean City. Please bring a driver’s license or other proof of residency or home ownership. For complete information, click herelast_img read more

first_imgNaughty Professor are extending their fall tour with six additional dates in the northeast. The New Orleans based future-funk collective, known for their traditionally instrumental sets, is teaming up with legendary hip-hop artist Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 to showcase some of their recent studio work. After performing in New Orleans together multiple times and collaborating on Naughty P’s upcoming record, the two acts will take their collaborative headlining show on the road this October for six nights only.Kicking things off on October 12 at The Hamilton in Washington DC and closing out at the Leaf Festival in Black Mountain, North Carolina, the tour will also touch down at the Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia, the James Street Gastropub in Pittsburgh, the Iron Works in Buffalo, and the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York.If you haven’t seen them before, now is the chance to experience the Big Easy’s jazz-infused party culture that flows from Naughty Professor. These shows will be the perfect showcase to the constantly evolving, high-energy funk/soul outfit before they fully switch gears to their forthcoming studio album, which features David Shaw (The Revivalists), Chali 2na, Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk) and many other talented musicians, expected in early 2017.For a taste of what’s to come from the collaboration, peep this teaser video:Check out Naughty P’s original “In The Tribe”, taken live from New Orleans’ legendary One Eyed Jacks:For more information, check out the band’s website and peep the tour schedule below.NAUGHTY PROFESSOR FULL FALL TOUR DATES:8/24: Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Music Joint8/25: Rochester, MN – Civic Music Series8/26: Chicago, IL – Navy Pier8/27: Lafayette, IN – Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival9/9: Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom w/ George Porter Jr.9/29: NOLA – Bear Creek Bayou Pre Party w/ Chali 2na + Soulive **10/1: Schuylkill, PA – Meeting of The Minds Festival10/12 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC **10/13 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA **10/14 – James Street Gastropub – Pittsburgh, PA **10/15 – Iron Works – Buffalo, NY **10/16 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY **10/21 – LEAF Festival – Black Mountain, NC **10/22 – The Pourhouse – Charleston, NC**10/27: Columbia, SC – Music Farm w/ Moon Taxi10/29: Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall w/ Moon Taxi11/11: Houston, TX – Last Concert Cafe w/ TAUK11/12: New Orleans, LA – Howlin Wolf w/ TAUK** with Chali 2nalast_img read more

first_img Star Files The Color Purple Hell yes! Tickets are now on sale for The Color Purple, starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks. The John Doyle-helmed musical will begin performances on November 10 at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and is set to officially open on December 10.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the tuner tells the story of Celie (Erivo), a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world. Hudson will take on the role of Shug Avery and Brooks will play Sofia.Doyle’s stripped-down production opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London on July 15, 2013, starring Erivo. The new staging cuts approximately 30 minutes of material from the original incarnation and its producers include Oprah Winfrey.Check out Broadway.com’s exclusive interview with the leading ladies and Doyle below. Danielle Brooks Cynthia Erivo Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 View Comments Jennifer Hudson Related Showslast_img read more

first_img Stop Your Crying Jimbo Mathus Audio PlayerLizanne KnottCome For The KillUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:12 Deep Water Horizon The Batture Boys 4:27 2:37 7:14 3:12 Harvest and the Plough Kaia Kater Hook Me Up ft. Robert Randolph Ana Popovic Right Where You’re At Jared Hard How I Used To Try Don Tigra 4:07 My everyday alter ego is mild mannered teacher of fifth grade math students, so when a cool story involving a kid comes along, I can’t leave it alone.“Radiant,” the title track from Doug and Telisha Williams, the duo that forms that heart and soul of Wild Ponies, was co-written with Mariah Moore, a twelve year old student the Williamses met while working with a Country Music Hall of Fame program for kids.Veteran music duo writes song with pre-teen? Said song becomes the title track of their new record?That’s just awesome.Trail Mix is excited to be featuring Wild Ponies’ “Born With A Broken Heart” on this month’s mix. Fans can catch the band at Rooster Walk at the end of this month.Another cool addition to this month’s mix is the brand new tune from Kaia Kater, “Harvest And The Plough.” Kater, a product of the Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble, which was recently profiled on NPR, delivers a stark, haunting take on old time  banjo and Appalachian music. Be sure to check out her new record, Nine Pin.Jimbo Matthus returns to Trail Mix this month, as do two of our good friends from the world of progressive bluegrass, Front Country and Fruition.Also on this mix are great new tracks from Lizanne Knott, Jared Hard, Don Tigra, The Bills, The Lark & The Loon, The Haunted Windchimes, Terri Hendrix, Mosaics, The Batture Boys, The Quaker City Night Hawks, and Elliot Lipp.Stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog. This month there are chats with Al Scorch, Ana Popovic, and New Madrid on tap,  and there tickets to see Susto at Asheville’s Tiger Mountain for you to win.And, of course, please get out there and buy music from these great artists. Without your support, they cannot continue making the great music that they then share here on Trail Mix. Help spread the word, buy a concert ticket, share a track with a friend, and snag a record or two from your favorite local record shop. 3:21 3:30 Embed 3:27 5:11 Love You Strong Terri Hendrix 2:44 3:20 Everybody Out Al Scorch Under The Light Of The Moon The Lark And The Loon Labor of Love Fruition 4:05 Not Quite Awake Eliot Lipp 3:57 Come For The Kill Lizanne Knott Born With A Broken Heart Wild Ponies Summer Belles New Madrid Boys of Summer Front Country Everybody’s Talking The Haunted Windchimes 3:57 5:20 3:15 Hittin’ the Do The Bills Mockingbird Quaker City Night Hawks Year of Valor MOSAICS 3:19 Cosmic Cowboy Susto 4:14 2:52 3:10 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. last_img read more

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NAFCU met with FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly Tuesday to discuss ongoing efforts to eliminate illegal robocalls and to implement the new caller identification framework known as SHAKEN/STIR. NAFCU has actively worked with the FCC on efforts to modernize the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for more than three years, and will continue to work to ensure credit unions can contact their members regarding important, time-sensitive information, without fear of frivolous litigation.NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger attended the meeting alongside NAFCU Executive Vice President and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, Director of Regulatory Affairs Ann Kossachev, and Regulatory Affairs Counsel Mahlet Makonnen.Earlier this year, 51 attorneys general and 12 of the largest telephone companies in the U.S. signed a pledge to combat illegal robocalls by implementing the SHAKEN/STIR call-blocking technology at no cost to consumers. NAFCU hadpreviously joined with several other trade groups to recommend that the FCC direct voice service providers to notify callers and consumers of blocked calls and remove erroneous blocks expeditiously in order to receive safe harbor protection.last_img read more

first_img Sale of the century “We’re also seeing clients forego the traditional formal dining area and replace it with a cinema room or even a rumpus. That’s the best thing about building from new, you can personalise your home to suit your needs both now and into the future.”Hotondo Homes specialises in single and double storey homes, split level homes for sloping blocks, duplex designs and acreage properties. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK There’s big demand for open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas.Mr Linton said many clients opted to build double storey homes on small blocks because they were more cost effective and provided a solution to mutigenerational families with split zoned living.“We’re certainly seeing more and more people going up. Given the size of blocks are getting smaller, the demand for homes that can cleverly utilise space is increasing,” he said.A growing trend in Queensland also includes the rise of the outside lifestyle, with more and more homeowners choosing to bring the outdoors in.“It’s all about the indoor-outdoor area, we’re seeing a lot of open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas which seamlessly blend into the alfresco, providing the perfect spot for all year round entertainment,” he said. A fresh new bathroom is on the wishlist of many rebuilders.“We’re also selling many house and land packages in the Rochedale, Greenbank, Calamvale areas, as well as Wynnum West and Bridgeman Downs,” Mr Linton said.The Tarkine 238 is a popular choice for many homeowners, according to Mr Linton who said it easily fits on narrow block with a 12.5 metre frontage.“It’s still a big home and features four large bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also recently won a HIA Display Home of the Year award in the $300,000-$400,000 category,” he said.In Brisbane’s western suburbs, a home at Graceville was knocked down on Magee St with the owners choosing to build their dream home in its place. As prime land opportunities become increasingly scarce, there’s a growing rise in Queenslanders opting to knock down their existing property and build their dream home, according to Hotondo Homes.The number of Queenslanders opting to knock down and rebuild their homes is on the rise as prime land opportunities become increasingly scarce.The benefits of a knockdown rebuild are endless, and the best part is, you stay in the same location you’ve always known and loved, according to Hotondo Homes national sales manager Richard Linton. New layouts make the most of small blocks, with living zones blending into the alfresco ones.The existing property was knocked down and the homeowners chose to build their dream home in its place. “They’ve selected a double storey modified Illawarra 215 which suits the small block and allows them to maximise their space, they’re also ensuring the new home is filled with character so it fits in with the Graceville neighbourhood,” he said.“They’ve selected a double-storey modified Illawarra 215 which suits the small block and allows them to maximise their space, they’re also ensuring the new home is filled with character so it fits in with the Graceville neighbourhood”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago MORE: Robin Bailey lists Brisbane home “That’s why we call it a dream home, you can tailor it to suit your lifestyle, whether that be with four bedrooms, a parents’ retreat, or a butler’s pantry, the choice is yours,” Mr Linton said.“Brand new homes are also smarter and built to the latest technologies. The process can actually be cheaper than a total renovation because you’re saving on stamp duty costs.”He said an influx of new builds were taking shape in suburbs across Jimboomba, Ipswich and Logan. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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