Owen Farrell and Stuart Lancaster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Owen Farrell starts at fly-half for England against Wales as Stuart Lancaster brings in three players from the team who beat Fiji Utility back Alex Goode takes a place on the bench alongside Ford and provides Lancaster with options when it comes to replacing his backs, with the Saracens man having played full-back, centre and wing in his 18 England appearances. Farrell can also move outside to the centres should Ford come on to replace Burgess.Lancaster’s other change sees Billy Vunipola start at No 8 to replace the injured Ben Morgan, who is struggling with a knee ailment. James Haskell makes the bench as back-row cover. Stuart Lancaster has made the decision to drop George Ford to the bench for England’s game against Wales on Saturday evening, with Owen Farrell stepping in at fly-half.Farrell, who has 32 England caps to his name, has only started one game for his country since November 2014, having missed the Six Nations through injury.His inclusion could be a result of the midfield reshuffle caused by Jonathan Joseph’s chest injury, which sees Brad Barritt move outside to No 13 and Sam Burgess coming in at inside-centre.Farrell is thought to provide more strength in defence to Ford, although the Bath man performed admirably against Wales in the opening Six Nations match in Cardiff this Spring. England: Mike Brown; Anthony Watson, Brad Barritt, Sam Burgess, Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Geoff Parling, Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw, Billy Vunipola. Replacements: Rob Webber, Mako Vunipola, Kieran Brookes, Joe Launchbury, James Haskell, Richard Wigglesworth, George Ford, Alex Goode.
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Young people were the strongest backers of Jeremy Corbyn.Signaling a turn to the left in the British electorate, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party was dealt a stunning setback in the June 8 snap elections. She herself had scheduled the vote in a mistaken belief she would increase her party’s majority in Parliament.The Conservative or Tory Party went into the election holding a small majority of 331 seats out of the 650 seats in Parliament. The second-place Labour Party held 232 seats and the Scottish National Party 56 seats, all in Scotland. The last election had been held in 2015.Britain operates on a parliamentary system, where the party that receives the majority of seats gets to select the prime minister and can pass its desired legislation. While the next scheduled elections had been set for 2020, May believed she could strengthen her hand by calling early elections. She was so wrong.The Tories won only 318 seats this election, a loss of 13 and eight seats short of a majority. That means it will need to form a coalition to run the government. There is speculation that May will try to form a bloc with the Democratic Unionist Party, which won 10 seats in the British-occupied provinces of Ireland. (Sinn Fein won the seven other seats there.) The DUP is an openly anti-Catholic and pro-imperialist grouping that has operated paramilitary gangs to fight against Irish freedom.Labour Party gains and CorbynThe Labour Party won 30 additional seats this election, and now has 261. What’s important about the vote is not that it puts Labour close to being in office but that it shows a change in the consciousness of the British electorate.It is all the more important because the Labour Party’s leader is their furthest left representative to be in Parliament in recent decades. Jeremy Corbyn campaigned on a program of renationalizing industry, taxing the rich, ending “austerity” and increasing funds for social programs for the working class.Because Corbyn has joined efforts to halt British and U.S. military adventures in Iraq, Libya, Syria and elsewhere, and because he was the first to invite Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein to speak in Parliament decades ago, the Tories have baited him as a friend of the Irish Republican Army, of Hamas and Hezbollah, besides being a flaming Marxist who supports LGBTQ rights.Not only have the Tories and the overwhelmingly right-wing British corporate media attacked him relentlessly, but so have the majority of Labour’s elected representatives, who belong to the openly pro-imperialist Tony Blair wing of the party.Corbyn’s support has come from sections of organized labor and especially from the new youth who have flooded into the Labour Party to make this election a big gain for the party.A Marxist viewCorbyn is baited by the right wing as a Marxist. A sober Marxist view of British imperialism, however, would have to take into consideration the limitations of the electoral struggle in a powerful imperialist country whose banks participate in the domination of the world economy and whose nuclear-armed military intervenes in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.Whoever controls Parliament, the British billionaires control the media — including the great portion of the British media owned by Australian billionaire Rupert Murdoch — as well as the military and the monarchy through their money and the centuries of connections between the bourgeoisie and the aristocrats. The ruling class controls the state apparatus. The Labour Party itself has been completely loyal to British and world imperialism, even if the Corbyn wing has criticized British aggression and condemned Tony Blair as a war criminal.The extent of the success in this election cannot be judged by something Corbyn said or didn’t say in his latest speech. And that would be true even if Labour had won a majority.As a measure of the mood of the British workers, however, the election is a refreshing move to the left, far away from the June 2016 referendum in which a majority opted for Brexit and gave a boost to the most right-wing and xenophobic elements in the U.K. Independence Party and the Conservative Party.UKIP, the most vicious anti-immigrant party, had nearly a complete wipeout in the June 8 elections.Momentum, the organization that incorporates the youth wing of the Labour Party and is allied with Corbyn, organizes to promote its own program. It calls for a transfer of the wealth of the rich to the workers and poor and agitates against all forms of discrimination, and has received a shot in the arm from the setback for both the Conservatives and the Blair wing of Labour.For the short term, the election gives encouragement to all those in Britain who fight against the war in Syria, who are for maintenance of the National Health System, who are pro-working class and who defend the rights of immigrants.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By NAFB News Service – Dec 31, 2020 China Will Miss Phase One Buying Deadline China is a long way from meeting the commitments in its trade deal with the U.S. According to a report from FarmProgress.com, the latest data shows the Southeast Asian nation has imported just over half the goods it promised to buy from America in the Phase One Trade Agreement.Over the first 11 months of the year, China bought about 50.5 percent of the total 2020 target of $172 billion, according to Bloomberg calculations based on figures from the U.S. Custom’s Administration.The outlook for the trade deal is uncertain as a new administration prepares to take office in Washington, D.C.As of the end of November, data shows that China had bought 54 percent of targeted manufacturing products, 53 percent of agricultural goods, and 31 percent of the energy products. Aggregate soybean imports reached $8.1 billion from January-November, compared with $10.2 billion in 2017.The trade deal says China’s imports of manufactured, agricultural, and energy goods in 2020 were to be no less than $32.9 billion, $12.5 billion, and $18.5 billion on top of 2017’s levels, putting the year’s targets at $110.4 billion, $36.6 billion, and $25.1 billion. SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News China Will Miss Phase One Buying Deadline Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleResolving to Improve Your Mental Health in 2021Next articleCommentary: What’s Ahead in 2021 NAFB News Service
Previous Article Next Article To mark European Year for People with Disabilities, we asked Jude Sefton,MBE, to describe her work for Access UnlimitedHow long have you been in this job? I have been a trainer since 1993 but became self-employed in 1997. What does your role involve? I deliver disability equality training to staff working within various keyareas of service provision – that is, tourism, sport and leisure, retail,disability arts etc. What’s the best things about your job? The best is being in a position to bring about effective change and to beable to challenge the stereotypical attitudes that exist regarding disability. What is your current major project or strategic push? The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) is currently providing a strategicpush and most of my training is linked to the duties imposed upon serviceproviders. What did you want to do for a living when you were at school? I always had a childhood ambition to become a nurse. What was your first job? While waiting to become accepted into my local school of nursing, I workedas a doctor’s receptionist which gave me valuable experience of working withpeople from all walks of life. What was the best career decision you ever made? To relinquish my incapacity benefit and become self-employed. I have had tomake several career changes to suit my deteriorating mobility levels afterdeveloping Rheumatoid Arthritis at 22. Each enabled me to develop professionalskills. How and why did you become a trainer? I found it difficult to secure employment on becoming a wheelchair user andworked in a voluntary capacity for some years as a secretary for a local accessgroup. This gave me the opportunity to develop knowledge in disability issuesand work with service providers to ensure a service of equality was offered topeople with disabilities. Which of your qualifications do you most value and why? I value my nursing qualification as it enabled me realise my childhoodambition and taught me a valuable lesson that given the right opportunities,and blending enthusiasm and drive, then anything is possible. What was the worst course you ever went on? One that was supposedly for helping disabled people back into the workplace.Unfortunately for the trainer, the delegates knew a lot more about disabilitythan she did. How do you think your job will have changed in five years’ time? I think that technology will take the training experience into a newdimension but hope that it doesn’t totally replace the human touch. What do you think the core skills for your job will be in the future? I hope they will still be very much about interpersonal skills, enthusiasmand passion for the subject. What advice would you give to someone starting out in training anddevelopment? Know your subject matter inside out and once the enthusiasm and passion ebb,then move on. Always be true to yourself and your delegates. What are your favourite buzzwords? Inclusion, equality and empowerment! Are you good at self-development? I recognise the value of self-development but being self-employed havedifficulty in securing the time to pursue it. What self-development have you undertaken in the past 12 months? I have attended several DDA workshops recently to further my knowledge in thisimportant area of my work. How would you like to be remembered by your colleagues? For my sense of fun and my passion for life, not just for my disability. Up close and personalHow do you network?I find it useful to attend conferences, seminars, workshops. Ialso have good working relationships with associates working within the fieldof disability which often culminates in working in partnership.If you could have any job in the world what would it beBeing in a position to influence change and break down thebarriers which exclude disabled people is the best job in the world! I am fortunate to be able to use my personalexperiences in such a positive way.Describe your management style Structured funWhere do you want to be in five years’ time?I hope I am well enough to be still fighting the cause.What is your motto?Lose the passion, lose the delegate!’Which is the best management book you have read?I really admire the work of Honey & Mumford (LearningStyles) Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Career file: Challenging attitudes to disabilityOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today
Home » News » TV star calls on government to fix the growing leaseholder cladding scandal previous nextRegulation & LawTV star calls on government to fix the growing leaseholder cladding scandalPhil Spencer says hundreds of thousands of apartment owners face a bleak future, including not being able to sell or remortgage their homes.Nigel Lewis16th September 202002,709 Views Chanel 4 TV presenter and MoveIQ founder Phil Spencer has made a rare foray into politics and called for the government to take action to help the estimated 500,000 leaseholders caught up in the growing cladding scandal.Leaseholders, including many who bought their homes through the government’s shared ownership scheme, now face huge potential bills to have flammable cladding on their buildings replaced.As we reported in February just before Covid, an industry-wide group of property professionals called on Ministers to release the funds needed to pay for defective cladding on tower blocks over 18 metres high following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.£1 billionIn March Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that he had established a £1 billion fund to pay for the testing, removal and replacement of unsafe ACM cladding on some but not all private sector residential towers.But despite this, over 9,000 buildings remain in limbo awaiting a clean bill of health, leaving their apartment leaseholders both fearful for their safety but also unable to remortgage or sell their homes.This is because £1 billion is not enough – the total bill for replacing the cladding on all private and public buildings is now likely to be £3.5 billion, civil servants have admitted.“Let’s remember it was under government regulations that allowed the cladding to be fitted to begin with,” says Phil Spencer.“Unless action is taken immediately people who bought into these government backed affordable housing schemes will be bankrupted to cover costs of removal.“There are so many stories of people caught in an impossible situations through no fault of their own.“This is an unmitigated disaster unfolding and, although I understand our politicians have plenty to be dealing with right now, it’s very hard to comprehend their apparent lack of acceptance, recognition or even remotely appropriate action.“If those affected are unable to remortgage or sell their home it is technically worthless. It’s hard to overstate the misery this issue is going to cause – emotional as well as financial. Immediate attention is required.”The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has replied to Phil’s criticisms – read them in full here. Read more about the cladding scandal.cladding scandal Grenfell Tower Phil Spencer September 16, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Home » News » Rental deposit court case could ‘wipe out’ some letting agents, warns lawyer previous nextRegulation & LawRental deposit court case could ‘wipe out’ some letting agents, warns lawyerA recent High Court judgement involving Northwood Solihull branch means thousands of rental deposit confirmation certificates could be invalid.Nigel Lewis10th February 20212 Comments12,200 Views Leading housing lawyer David Smith of legal firm JMW has warned letting agents that many could be ‘wiped out’ this year by a little-known evictions and rental deposit case heard in the High Court just before Christmas, he told a Fixflo webinar yesterday.Last year the Solihull branch of Northwood tried to evict a couple who had stopped paying their rent, and served a Section 8 eviction notice.But the tenants, Mr Fearn and Ms Cooke, had argued during an initial County Court hearing that under section 44 of the Companies Act 2006 their eviction notice had not been signed by two authorised signatories or by a company director in the presence of a witness, and that also the section 44 requirements also applied to the confirmatory certificate for their original deposit.On this basis, they argued that the attempted eviction was invalid. But the case was then elevated to the High Court at a hearing held on December 21st.Rental depositAt this hearing judges ruled that section 44 of the Companies Act 2006 did not apply to eviction notices, but did uphold the claim that it applied to a confirmatory certificate for a rental deposit.“The reality of this case is that, as things currently stand, if you as an agent have signed a proscribed [rental deposit] information certificate on behalf of a landlord and you’re a corporate agent, then if it has not been signed by a director and witnessed, then the certificate will be defective,” says Smith.“This means attempting to serve a Section 21 will not be possible, and a tenant could turn around make a claim against you for up to three times the original deposit.“So I am concerned about the possibility of a massive blast of claims against agents because the High Court judgement is retrospective going back six years as well as looking forward.“This could wipe out some lettings agencies if their insurance won’t cover it.”Watch the webinar.Read David Smith’s blog on the case.solihull High court Northwood David Smith February 10, 2021Nigel Lewis2 commentsPhillip Ilic, Property Link Estates Property Link Estates 10th February 2021 at 2:51 pmThat’s interesting because electronic signing which has had legal status since before 2006 (Electronic Communications Act 2000) should be taken into account . If a company has just one director and signs the prescribed form it cant be signed by a second director and it cant be witnessed because a person cannot be in the presence of another who has signed electronically remotely and attest (witness) the document being signed. Therefore, the electronic signing by one director, in a single director company, of the prescribed form should suffice, if signing a paper copy then it would require a witness or second director. Clearly incompatible legislation and a surprise that it takes a tenancy deposit case to bring attention to this when there has been millions of (non deposit) documents signed by a single director without a witness. Absurd.Log in to ReplyDavid Price, Fawlty Flats Fawlty Flats 10th February 2021 at 10:06 amMinor administrative errors, perhaps not even errors because it was normal practice, can wipe out an agent or landlord. This government must really hate the PRS to allow such a situation to persist.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
Share this article HMAS Adelaide displays amphibious readiness during Sea Explorer June 21, 2016 View post tag: Amphibious Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Adelaide displays amphibious readiness during Sea Explorer View post tag: HMAS Adelaide HMAS Adelaide has completed Exercise Sea Explorer off the North Queensland coast, continuing her integration into the Amphibious Ready Element.Adelaide embarked an additional 800 personnel at the beginning of the exercise, including Townsville-based 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment and Royal Australian Air Force elements.The ship conducted a range of training exercises to test her ability to support the embarked elements.Commander of the Amphibious Task Group, Captain Brett Sonter, said Adelaide had undertaken a number of concurrent activities as part of Sea Explorer.“As part of the exercise, the ship is being assessed against operational capability requirements,” Captain Sonter said.The Amphibious Beach Team from Army’s 10 Force Support Battalion disembarked Adelaide via amphibious vehicles, descending onto Cowley Beach to prepare it for the impending wave of personnel and equipment.Team Commander, Army Lieutenant Monica Merlo, said her team were the link between the ship and shore.“We are responsible for coordinating the movement of all stores and vehicles from Adelaide to the beach, and then onto the next objective,” Lieutenant Merlo said.“We do this by using two different types of small boats, as well as the LARCs, an amphibious vehicle, to transfer cargo to the shore. After we have set up, we expect around 500 military personnel and 37 vehicles across Cowley beach to conduct their training.”Air Force personnel on Adelaide provided air traffic control to the embarked MRH-90 helicopters, which transported Ground Combat Element personnel from the ship to the beach.Soldiers from 2nd Cavalry Regiment practiced driving light armored vehicles from Adelaide’s landing craft onto Cowley beach, and then reversing back on.The final exercise in SEA EXPLORER was for Adelaide and her embarked forces to perform a non-combatant evacuation.One hundred and sixty role players descended on Cowley beach for Exercise Cowley Assist in preparation for their rescue from a simulated disaster.The Sea Series of exercises will culminate with Exercise Sea Raider later in 2016.Sea Raider will evaluate if Adelaide and her sister ship, HMAS Canberra, are prepared as an integral part of Australia’s amphibious capability. Authorities View post tag: Royal Australian Navy
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