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first_imgHome » News » All 33 London councils sign up to join Mayor’s new rogue agent database previous nextRegulation & LawAll 33 London councils sign up to join Mayor’s new rogue agent databaseExisting 12 boroughs who already supply names of errant landlords and agents will now be joined by rest of capital’s councils.Nigel Lewis24th May 20180821 Views The Mayor of London’s rogue agent and landlord list has gone live after all of London’s 32 boroughs and the City of London agreed to participate in the scheme.Mayor Sadiq Khan’s list includes landlords and letting agents who have been prosecuted, fined or expelled from the industry’s two redress schemes.But the list only includes records so far of landlords and agents in Brent, Camden, Greenwich, Islington, Kingston, Newham, Redbridge, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Westminster.The other councils will now add their ‘rogue data’ as soon as possible, the Mayor’s office says.The roll call currently includes some 260 names and businesses which will remain on the website for three years.Rogue onesExamples include a landlord instructed by City of Westminster to stop renting out a property because it was unsafe, but who continued to do so, and a letting agent who managed an HMO that did not comply with ‘safe and good condition’ rules.All the letting agents on the site are small, independent ones with the exception of one Strattons branch based in Stratford, which was convicted of a criminal offence in September last year for failing to secure a licence for an HMO, and fined £2,000.The most recent agent on the list is Kentish Town based Olivers Residential Ltd, which last month was fined £2,000, also for failing to obtain a licence for an HMO.“Importantly, it is also the first time renters have had a central online tool that should take some of the stress out of reporting potentially criminal housing conditions to their local authority,” says Richard Lambert, CEO of the National Landlords Association (pictured)Richard Lambert National Landlords Association London Mayor of London Rogue agent list Sadiq Khan May 24, 2018Nigel 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_img The ‘City Til We Die Group’ met with Allam 10 days ago and held what it described as “essentially positive” exchanges. In a statement released through the club on Monday, though, Allam said: “Having been deprived of opportunities to acquire the stadium freehold, which would have enabled us to create the infrastructure in the surrounding area, we will now need to focus on generating commercial income from elsewhere. “A shorter club name will hopefully enable us to do so, with a stronger, quicker marketing impact all over the world.” The statement went on to say that while Allam’s preference remains ‘Hull Tigers’, he will first ensure the financial benefits of making such a switch stack up. Allam also added he felt fans understood his need to generate new income streams, saying: “I believe the representatives at the meeting accepted that there is a wider issue at hand, in that we need to ensure the club can sustain itself through commercial income.” A final decision is expected to be made early in 2014. The current name of Hull City Tigers only refers to the company and not the team. Allam changed the club’s name from Hull City AFC to Hull City Tigers earlier this year and has a longer-term view of making it Hull Tigers, having previously described ‘City’ as a “lousy” and “common” word. Allam believes this will give Hull a greater chance of generating revenue – especially as the council own their ground – but many supporters are against the proposed switch. Hull owner Assem Allam wants to press ahead with his plans to rename the club despite recent talks with supporters who are against the idea.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgBUCKSPORT — After breezing through the month of October, the Bucksport and Mattanawcook Academy football teams are set to battle one another yet again on the big stage.The No. 2 Golden Bucks and No. 3 Lynx will face off in the Class D North semifinals at 7 p.m. next Friday, Nov. 2, at Bucksport High School. The game will be a rematch of last year’s semifinal game between the two teams, which Bucksport won 49-6.The game will mark the second time this season Bucksport and Mattanawcook have played one another. The Golden Bucks beat the Lynx 50-36 when the two teams met in Bucksport on Sept. 28.Both teams have dominated their Little Ten Conference opponents since that encounter; the Golden Bucks (7-1) followed the victory with wins of 57-18, 61-22 and 46-0, while the Lynx (7-2) have outscored opponents by a combined margin of 226-8 over four games.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMattanawcook beat No. 6 Mount View 54-0 in Friday’s regional quarterfinals. Bucksport had a bye to the semifinals as the No. 2 seed.Tomorrow’s winner will take on either No. 1 Foxcroft (8-0) or No. 5 Washington Academy (5-4) in the Class D North championship game at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. The top remaining seed in the field will host the game.last_img read more

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Maurizio Sarri warned his Chelsea stars to improve their mentality after Willian’s sublime strike sealed a hard-fought 2-1 win over struggling Newcastle on Saturday.Sarri’s side took the lead through Pedro’s early goal, but Ciaran Clark snatched a shock equaliser before half-time.With Chelsea fans beginning to lose patience at their team’s latest spluttering home display, Willian lifted the mood in the nick of time with his superb second-half curler.Fourth-placed Chelsea have won five of their last seven league matches and sit six points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, who lost at West Ham earlier on Saturday.But, while Chelsea remain in control of the race to qualify for the Champions League, this was a far from convincing performance.Labouring to beat third-bottom Newcastle showed how far Chelsea have to go to bridge the gap in class to leaders Liverpool and champions Manchester City.Sarri admitted he was frustrated with the way Chelsea took their foot off the gas after the opening goal.“We started well for 10 minutes but after the goal we thought ‘now it is easy’, but it wasn’t,” Sarri said.“We slept for 25 minutes and then we were in trouble. We were better in the second half but we need to improve the mental reaction.“It is very difficult to understand. We stopped playing and then we had problems.”Sarri also revealed he has told Chelsea’s hierarchy he needs a new midfielder to replace Cesc Fabregas, who joined Monaco on Friday. “Jorginho was in trouble and on the bench there wasn’t a player for that position. I need an option for that position,” he sad.“The club knows very well my opinion. It depends on the club decision. I cannot do anything more.”Another winter of discontent is brewing for Newcastle, wo have won only once in their last nine league games.The Magpies’ 18 points is their lowest tally after 22 matches of a top-flight season since they were relegated in 1988-89.“We have to be better than three teams and if we play like today we can do it,” Benitez said of Newcastle’s relegation battle.Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat against Tottenham in the League Cup semi-final first leg was the latest display of attacking impotence from misfiring Chelsea, who had failed to score in their last two home league games.But it took only nine minutes for the Blues to go in front as Newcastle’s five-man defence was carved open with ease.A fine long pass from Chelsea defender David Luiz caught Clark flat-footed.Pedro timed his run behind Clark perfectly and held off the centre-back’s weak attempt to recover as he lofted a delicate chip over Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka for his seventh goal of the season.Chelsea dominated possession in the first half-hour, but they switched off at the back as Newcastle almost snatched an equaliser.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,The citizens of Guyana should be deeply troubled by a tribute to convicted terrorist Abdul Kadir, otherwise known as “Aubrey Michael Seaforth”, passed unanimously by all 33 APNU/AFC Members of Parliament on April 26, 2019. Members of the opposition party were not present in the Assembly on that day.Regardless of one’s ethnic or religious affiliation, Guyanese must demand that members of the esteemed legislative body rescind the motion honouring Kadir. They should do so because it is the morally right thing to do.Failure to do so sends an extremely dangerous message to criminals and violent Islamist extremists in Guyana and the Caribbean that their evil actions can be erased by having friends in positions of power.When the heavily scripted Honourable Valarie Patterson-Yearwood stood up in the National Assembly of Guyana and called on her APNU/AFC colleagues to honour the memory of Kadir, she deliberately expunged dark details of his life, and in doing so, made a mockery of the country’s Parliament.Patterson-Yearwood and the Honourable Audwin Rutherford, who seconded the motion, painted the picture of a “friend” and a “colleague” who was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather to dozens of grandchildren. Patterson-Yearwood, apparently awed by Kadir’s ability to spawn his seed so profusely, admiringly referred to him as a “fruitful man”.And so gushing was her praise of Kadir that Patterson-Yearwood made him ten years younger by getting the year of his birth wrong. Perhaps that sort of mistake can be excused these days on the grounds that this particular group of parliamentarians has recently experienced a heap of trouble in properly adding and dividing numbers.Patterson-Yearwood got the correct day, time and year of Kadir’s death, down to the specific location of his final resting place, and yet she conveniently omitted the fact that Kadir was a convicted terrorist who died in a US penitentiary in Pennsylvania, USA, as inmate number 64656-053.Kadir was found guilty by a court in the Eastern District of New York on terrorism charges in 2010 and was sentenced to life in prison. His conviction and the seriousness of it ought to have overshadowed everything that preceded it but that’s not how Patterson-Yearwood reads history.It is true that during his custody and trial by jury, Kadir had consistently pleaded innocent. Why else would there have been a trial?He claimed repeatedly that his association with his co-conspirators had nothing to do with attacking John F Kennedy Airport, but rather he was hoping to obtain financial assistance to help build a mosque in Linden, establish trade contacts and rehabilitate the men’s understanding of Islam.However, Zainab Ahmad, assistant US attorney, disputed Kadir’s version of events. She asked jurors to consider “what kind of person comes face to face with committed terror, and says, ‘you know, I wasn’t into that idea about blowing up JFK Airport, but he seemed like a great guy to get into import/export business with.’ The very idea is laughable because it is patently false”.During the six-week-long trial, US attorneys introduced a mountain of evidence that ultimately convinced members of the jury that Kadir had “a terrible criminal plan to teach America a lesson. A plan to destroy the economy of New York and a plan to take innocent lives”.It is alarming, therefore, that Patterson-Yearwood would ignore all of this and boldly proclaim to Members of Parliament that “the people of Linden and Guyana have lost a great man, a stalwart, a bold and courageous man”.Kadir had converted to Islam in the mid-1970s, but eventually, he rejected the Islam practised by the vast majority of Guyanese Muslims and became a devoted follower of Ayatollah Khomeini and a believer in the Shiite Iranian worldwide revolution.“It is his belief that Shiite Muslims around the world should rise up and throw off the yoke of their Western oppressors,” said Ahmad in her summation to the jury.Kadir was so devoted to Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolutionary ideals, evidence from his trial shows, that “he has been providing intelligence to the Iranian Government for years”.To APNU/AFC Members of Parliament who applauded the motion believed that Kadir was a technically competent engineer who travelled extensively, was into martial arts, enjoyed swimming and cycling and was fluent in multiple languages.But the jurors who found him guilty heard evidence that it was Kadir’s competence as an engineer, his leadership skills, his authority and influence among a tiny cabal of fellow religious extremists in Guyana and the Caribbean, including the notorious Yasin Abu Bakr in Trinidad and Tobago, plus his contacts in Iran’s revolutionary leadership, that drew his co-conspirators to him in the first place.The court heard evidence – testimony, documents and photos – that proved Kadir had agreed to present the terror plot to the revolutionary leadership in Iran and that he was about to get on a plane to do just that when he was taken into custody.What Rutherford said about Kadir is true. He was generous in his financial support for youth sports clubs in Linden. But at the same time, Kadir allowed a bank account associated with his Guyana Islamic Information Centre to be used to launder the funds for the terror attacks in New York.What is absolutely shocking about this ill-conceived motion is that on August 30, 2017, the Finance Ministry, under the stewardship of Winston Jordan and Jaipal Sharma, froze the financial assets of Abdul Kadir under Guyana’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act.What is even more bizarre is that both Jordan and Sharma were present in the Assembly on April 26 when the motion honouring the very person whose assets they froze less than two years ago was passed.Sincerely,Nazim BakshGuyanese bornjournalist in Canadalast_img read more

first_imgShare via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Super League Share on WhatsApp Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. news From the Big Bash to the Super League: Courtney Hill’s incredible journey Topics Since you’re here… Read more Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content RFLcenter_img That is an agreement the RFL are supportive of, with Moorhouse adding: “We’re close to finalising an agreement … in terms of extra conditions and the number of overseas teams in Super League.”Both North American clubs would fund the travel and accommodation costs of visiting teams and would not take any central funding up to the end of the current television deal in 2021. US sports The governing body will make a decision on the bids later in the year but the RFL’s director, Karen Moorhouse, said: “Everyone acknowledges that if 2020 was going to happen for either of them, things would need to move very quickly.“We understand if it’s going to happen, a decision will be needed quickly, but we can’t rush it. It’s our job as the RFL board to make sure everything stacks up. If they say they’ve got certain commercial or broadcast deals there, we need to make sure there is proof.”Super League wants to introduce guidelines which would make any new overseas side subject to further scrutiny should they subsequently gain promotion. It is understood the top flight is keen to limit overseas representation to no more than the three existing overseas clubs initially: Catalans, Toronto and Toulouse.Any further team who secures promotion, such as Ottawa or New York, will have to prove their worth to Super League with separate broadcast deals in North America that would strengthen the competition’s commercial standing across the Atlantic. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Toronto Wolfpack Rugby league Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest The Rugby Football League has admitted the schedule would be “very tight” to accommodate the requests of Ottawa and New York to be admitted in time for next season.Both clubs will present their cases on Thursday for entry into League 1. The consortia from major North American cities are aiming to follow in Toronto Wolfpack’s footsteps when they outline their plans to Super League clubs and the RFL in Salford. If accepted they would start in the sport’s bottom tier, two divisions below Super League. Share on Messengerlast_img read more

first_imgMan Utd, Real Madrid target Eder Militao favours England optionby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePorto defender Eder Militao is keen on a move to England.Militao is a target for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez this month.However, UOL Esporte says Militao favours a move to England.The Porto defender has been linked with Real Madrid in recent weeks with Militao looking set to depart at the end of the campaign.Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United are all credited with interest from England in the 20-year-old, who has a release clause of £45m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has begun to make it harder to assess the health of the economy by delaying or distorting key reports on growth, spending and hiring.Government data on home construction and retail sales, for example, won’t be released next week because staffers who compile those reports have been furloughed. The retail sales report provides a snapshot of consumer spending, which fuels more than two-thirds of the economy. With Macy’s and Kohl’s having said Thursday that their holiday sales were weaker than expected, a broader gauge of retail spending would have provided important clarity.In addition, the next report on the economy’s overall growth, set for Jan. 30, won’t be released if the shutdown remains in effect. Even if the government has fully reopened by then, federal workers won’t likely have had enough time to produce the scheduled report on the nation’s gross domestic product.Not all agencies are closed. Congress approved funding last year for the Labor Department, so the government’s next monthly jobs report will be released as scheduled on Feb. 1. But it’s unclear how long the department will be able to issue jobs reports — the most closely watched barometer of the economy — after that.Though the economy remains healthy in most respects, there are rising concerns that growth could slow or even stall in coming months. The trade war between the United States and China, which has helped depress global growth, is likely slowing business investment. The stimulus from the Trump administration’s tax cuts is expected to fade.And borrowing costs have risen since the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates four times last year. Before rebounding this week, stock markets had plummeted roughly 16 per cent from their peak Oct. 2.Fed officials are now stressing their flexibility on rate hikes, emphasizing that they will be patient and their policy “data dependent.” By this, the Fed means that the government’s latest readings on hiring, inflation and growth will factor heavily in its rate decisions. Yet much of that data will now be unavailable — to the Fed or anyone else.“For us, one of the biggest effects of the shutdown has been around data,” Raphael Bostic, president of the Fed’s Atlanta regional bank, said Wednesday. “We’re worrying about that.”Even some reports that are released on schedule are likely to be distorted by the shutdown. For example, the January jobs report may show an artificially high unemployment rate and low employment figure. That’s because up to 380,000 federal employees who aren’t working or being paid during the shutdown — but who will return to work afterward — could be counted as unemployed for January.If so, that would raise the unemployment rate by 0.2 percentage point, estimated Ben Herzon, an economist at Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm. And the monthly job count could decline by 380,000 if the shutdown continues through the end of January, Herzon said. That could push the monthly job figure into negative territory.If all the federal workers eventually receive back pay, as occurred after previous shutdowns, then the January jobs report would later be revised to restore those 380,000 jobs, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.Future jobs reports could be jeopardized, too, if the government remains shut down. The Census Bureau conducts the monthly surveys that the BLS uses to calculate the unemployment rate. Census is part of the Commerce Department, which remains closed during the shutdown. As a result, it’s unclear if future jobs reports will be released if the shutdown continues, the BLS said.Other economic reports have already been missed. They include a monthly report on factory orders that was scheduled for Monday. That report typically provides insights into how much U.S. companies are spending on large equipment.Inflation data will also be affected: The consumer price index will be released Friday morning as scheduled, because it is prepared by the Labor Department. But the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge is published by Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, which is closed.And because the Agriculture Department is closed, future reports on wholesale prices and import prices won’t include farm-related data, the BLS said Thursday.A report on the number of people seeking unemployment benefits, considered a nearly real-time reflection of layoffs, is still being published. But it could be distorted by the shutdown: Nearly 5,000 federal employees sought benefits two weeks ago, according to the latest data available, roughly five times the usual figure.And only a portion of the government’s report on productivity, or output per hour worked, will be released Feb. 6, the Labor Department said. That’s because that report requires data on the growth of GDP, the broadest measure of the economy.Even after the government fully reopens, weeks will likely be needed before all the postponed reports can be prepared and released.“It may take some time to get a ‘clean’ read on the economy,” economists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said Thursday.Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_img“Over the past year British Columbians have been kept completely in the dark over the mountain caribou issue,” said Peace River North MLA Dan Davies. “One would think, with the minister presiding over a rural part of this province, that he would echo the concerns of all of his constituents. However given his comments over the weekend it seems that the minister is fine visiting his friends in an illegal blockade, but is fearful of British Columbians who have been legitimately asking for information that does and will affect their lives in rural parts of the province.”“The minister talks about a made-in-BC solution, but so far I only see closed-door meetings, cancelled information sessions and postponed promises,” added South Peace River MLA Mike Bernier. “Local MLAs and their constituents are being shut out of a process that should include all voices within the caribou territory, not just those in Victoria. I question how you effectively engage on a plan that does not connect with the local communities that will be most affected.”“The minister claims that his staff did not have all of the information necessary for them to engage with locals and to hear their concerns, and keep cancelling multiple meetings last minute,” remarked Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “This seems like a stretch to me, as they have the information necessary for their supposed made-in-B.C. solution meetings with the federal government and local First Nations. The lack of information is worrying locals who are concerned about not only the sustained health of the caribou population, but the health of other important aspects of rural northern life, like the resource economy and tourism industry.”“People who work and raise their families in rural British Columbia deserve to be part of this process,” said Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka. “By refusing to meet them, the minister shows that he really doesn’t care about the opinions of hard-working British Columbians in rural B.C. Preliminary consultations on this have been devoid of local input. Why is the minister keeping British Columbians in the dark on decisions that will directly affect their lifestyle?”Posted by Dan Davies Member of Legislative Assembly to his FB Page, February 19th, 2019“I had the opportunity to pose a few questions to the minister on mountain caribou about the government’s continual cancelled meetings and desire to keep the public in the dark on this critical matter. I have been working with MLA Mike Bernier and other members of the rural caucus to get some answers – well, the minister did a great job at providing NO answers again. He even stated that they would be meeting with the public in early February – we guess what – February 20th isn’t early (no date announced yet!!!) Stay tuned – more to come!” VICTORIA, B.C. – Northern BC Liberal MLAs raised the issue of more cancelled meetings and no answers in the legislature this week on behalf of their constituents.Comments made by the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development, MLA Dan Davies and other MLA’s and their constituents are feeling frustrated. The government has said a draft version of the caribou recovery plan is expected this month.After more cancelled meetings and no answers, Northern British Columbians are concerned about the future of the mountain caribou, the resource sector and local backcountry use because of limited local engagement and closed-door meetings.last_img read more