6 Tips for Decreasing Your Stress During a Hurricane

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Focus on booze…..or maybe don’t focus because of the booze…LOL TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaFocus on your healthHurricane Irma Previous articleOrange County Emergency Management: Stay vigilant and informedNext articleStaying safe during and after a hurricane Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Focus on your healthFrom Florida Hospital Apopka You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Please enter your name here September 10, 2017 at 1:41 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate September 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm  Because hurricanes throw our exterior world out of our control, they can make us feel out of control on the inside. From meditation and comic relief to exercise and rest, there are many things you can do to keep your stress at a manageable level as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida.Cuddle UpMost days, you’re probably on the go. Errands, work, and family obligations mean you don’t have much downtime, but today, as you’re staying indoors and slowing down, get close to the ones you love. Snuggle on the sofa, invite the kids to have a camp out in your bedroom or take some private time with your spouse. Sharing love will diminish your stress level.Let Out Some LaughsAre you hunkering down with family or friends during the storm? Instead of anxiously awaiting the worst, enjoy the time together. Break out a joke book or funny card game, and give each other a reason to smile. Yes, the storm is serious–but that doesn’t mean you have to be.Find Serenity NowIf you have meditated before, you know of its calming effects. If you’re meditating for the first time, try this: Lean back in a cozy chair or lay on a bed. Close your eyes and breathe naturally. Focus on your breathing, or on something that makes you feel peaceful, like God; a loved one, a favorite vacation destination, or an activity you enjoy. Continue this way uninterrupted until you feel completely relaxed.Let Off Some SteamExercise is one of the best ways to rid yourself of nervous energy. A stationary cycle is one option, but you don’t need equipment to work out at home. Even if you’ve lost power, you can do burpees, sit-ups, push-ups, squats, and lunges–and get a great 30-minute workout. Afterward, you’ll feel so much better.Check-in With RealityHurricanes are so wild and unwieldy that they seem surreal. But they aren’t surreal at all. They have clearly defined weather events with many predictable elements that occur over a relatively short time frame. If you’re sensing that fear or even terror is creeping in, learn some facts about hurricanes so you can understand their characteristics. Fear is often rooted in a lack of information, so learn everything you can.Catch Some ZzzzzzzzzsDepending on how loud the wind and rain is as it beats against your walls and windows, it may be difficult to sleep. Go through an evening routine that helps you feel ready for bed. Drink some warm herbal tea or read a chapter of a book. If you have power, plug in a noise machine or use an app that helps drown out weather sounds, and settle in for the night. A good night’s sleep will help you feel your best the next day, allowing you to be clear-headed and decisive as you manage the storm’s aftermath. Rest is the ultimate cure for stress. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply There is a lot to look at on Pinterest to use up your time while waiting for the hurricane. The Anatomy of Fear 2 COMMENTSlast_img read more

Use your superpower – vote

first_img Election 2018The importance of voting and making a difference in your communityFrom District 2 Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveAmendment XXVI, Section 1 of the United States Constitution states that: “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.” While this right and privilege granted to us as citizens seem so simply stated, I found that leading up to the primary elections last week many people continue to need the encouragement, related relevance and the understanding of the obligation to themselves, their family, community as well as to the country to VOTE.The individuals whom we vote for ultimately make decisions on matters that affect us as an individual, community and or businesses. However, it is our duty as voters to trust, but verify and insert accountability as we vote for an improved quality of life.  Hence, the purpose of this week’s column is to share and stress the importance of taking advantage of our right and privilege to perform a civic duty to VOTE, that is all too often unfortunately not taken as seriously as needed.As we watch the work being done at the White House and in the Capitol in Washington, D.C, as well as at the State, County and City levels, we must understand that the effects directly impact our communities, whether it is the impact of healthcare nationally, the continued affordable housing crisis here in Central Florida or simply the improvement of our transportation infrastructure that becomes more challenging every day based on the global success of our most critical economic engine in the State of Florida, our worldwide famous theme park attractions and multiple award-winning Orange County Convention Center.  In spite of the culture wars highlighted today, there are fundamental values that continue to ring true, no matter your race, ethnicity, age, gender or party affiliation.Honor, Integrity, and Valor will never be out of style.I am proud of the courage exhibited by the late U. S. Senator John McCain which is befitting of an American war hero who acknowledged his imperfections but fought through succumbing to doing what was “popular” to staying a course of doing what was “right”.Your vote, as much as some may not believe it, impacts budgets and policies at the local, state, and federal levels.  Each vote counts!  Click here or go to this link, https://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5950/getLocal4.jsp?okay=true to find out who represents you at all levels of government.In a nutshell, elected officials often times prioritize their decision making based on need, advocacy, logically accumulated information, visioning, conviction and consideration of the limited available resources.  We will not always agree on everything, but remember there is always another issue, problem, or a solution that we can all agree to work together on.  Thus, let us not allow one disagreement to cement a division amongst us that becomes the obstacle of future progress.Please, VOTE!  If you are not registered to vote, please click here https://www.ocfelections.com/Pre_Voter_Registration.asp. The deadline to register to vote is 29 days prior to each election.  This deadline applies to new registrations and political party affiliation changes, so plan accordingly.  Your registration is not complete until your signed application form is either postmarked or received by a mandated registration site, such as the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office, a public library or Driver License Office.I humbly request your presence in joining me in exercising the honor and privilege of being an American on November 6th(General Election Day) or during early voting. Please join me in VOTING…God Bless, Commissioner Rod Love. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSElection 2018Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveVote Previous articleInteragency coordination was key to Hurricane Irma recoveryNext articleBlue Darter’s star running back out for the season Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Ma Vie La / Selim Erdil

first_img “COPY” Year:  Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Çeşme, Turkey Turkey ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793750/ma-vie-la-selim-erdil Clipboard Architects: Selim Erdil Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Ma Vie La / Selim ErdilSave this projectSaveMa Vie La / Selim Erdil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793750/ma-vie-la-selim-erdil Clipboardcenter_img ArchDaily Ma Vie La / Selim Erdil CopyAbout this officeSelim ErdilOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesÇeşmeTurkeyPublished on September 04, 2016Cite: “Ma Vie La / Selim Erdil” 04 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Photographs Save this picture!© Tunç Suerdaş+ 32 Share Photographs:  Tunç Suerdaş Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: BTicino, Monier, Scavolini, SchucoOther Participants:Gözde Özder, İzgi Yazıcı, Meltem Çarıkoğlu, Selim Ardalı, Bahadır Sarıca, Nevzat YavuzCity:ÇeşmeCountry:TurkeyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tunç SuerdaşRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. Half of the visible structure, is cantilevered by 8 meters. The superstructure is a 16 meter long by 7.5 meter wide concrete box with no columns or beams. The 520m2 land contains this very large house that only has a 64m2 footprint.Save this picture!© Tunç SuerdaşThis is a house with a strict minimalist approach.  5 main materials were used. Concrete, Steel, Stone, Wood and Glass. The main ambition was to make as much use of the land as possible while creating a variety of wide and open spaces that can be used depending on the wind and weather conditions. The folding/sliding window and door systems, the 8m long cantilever and the pool placement on the side of the house are all design decisions to maximize the living areas. The folding/sliding systems make convertible living spaces to switch between indoor and outdoor. The cantilever was designed to minimize the footprint while maximizing open areas. The cantilever also serves to push the building mass toward the sea view, clearing the adjacent house, to create a large roadside terrace and to provide plenty of shade by the pool and garden.Save this picture!© Tunç SuerdaşSave this picture!© Tunç SuerdaşThe steep grade of the land would have created very large, long, narrow and unusable side gardens terminated by very tall retaining walls. So the design team decided to use the building’s side façade and the retaining walls bordering the property as a pool basin, connecting the ends with L shaped wall. This with the cantilever design created a very large pool and a sizable garden.Save this picture!© Tunç SuerdaşThe building façade is raw concrete which also makes up the load bearing structure, cast in a textured wooden formwork. The shutters are made from wood. Exterior flooring is done with The interior has marble flooring on the common areas and bathrooms. The bedroom floors are rustic oak wood.Save this picture!© Tunç SuerdaşThe landscaping was done with local plants such as olive, mastic and cypress trees in Cor-ten steel clad concrete planters. The site irrigation is done with an 80 metric ton cistern that collects rain water year-round.Save this picture!SectionThe house can be used as a main home or a summer home. But since it’s built in the resort town of Çeşme, Turkey, it will likely be used primarily as a summer home.Save this picture!© Tunç SuerdaşSave this picture!© Tunç SuerdaşThis house is a real estate development project. It has not yet been sold. The company (Erdil Construction) acquired the land, developed the design and built the house for the intention to sell.Save this picture!© Tunç SuerdaşProject gallerySee allShow lessGorki / RuetempleSelected ProjectsTower House / ON ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2015last_img read more

Lom.Haijai Residences / Studionomad

first_img Projects “COPY” Lom.Haijai Residences / Studionomad Year:  Houses Photographs Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927092/loaijai-residences-studionomad Clipboard CopyHouses•Khet Lat Phrao, Thailand CopyAbout this officeStudionomadOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKhet Lat PhraoThailandPublished on October 24, 2019Cite: “Lom.Haijai Residences / Studionomad” 24 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Supee Juntranggur / Choat Ausswasuteerakul Lom.Haijai Residences / StudionomadSave this projectSaveLom.Haijai Residences / Studionomadcenter_img “COPY” Thailand Tanokorn Wangpeerawong, Choat Aussawasuteerakul Clients:Sook Estate Co.,Ltd.Landscape:Jutaporn YontamootCity:Khet Lat PhraoCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Supee Juntranggur / Choat AusswasuteerakulRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Lom Hai Jai aims to address the human side of city architecture, it attempts to allow the occupants can break away from boxed air-conditioned “building block” (2-4 residential stories building which occupies a large portion of the city.) Which lacks sufficient natural light and airflow. The project is also a showcase of possibility. It aims to rebel the norm, an anti-thesis to the most dominance type of residential architecture in the region. The goal is to achieve a unique design at an affordable price with ideal level of privacy for each family members, resolving the existed typology of city twin house design.Save this picture!© Supee Juntranggur / Choat AusswasuteerakulThe project comprises of 5 units in a form of townhouse building. The house is designed in U-shape plan, mass being subtracted is replace by courtyard that connects the house spatially. The position of the courtyard is strategically place to allow the building to have many “fronts” facing outdoor space which dramatically allow a dramatic departure from a regular townhouse building. The upper part of architectural façade functions as a divider of the balcony to the exterior space. Privacy is preserved via the double layer façade with the outer ones as battens allowing users to look outside and maintaining airflow through the various opening of the house.Save this picture!© Supee Juntranggur / Choat AusswasuteerakulSave this picture!© Supee Juntranggur / Choat AusswasuteerakulThere are variations of opening designed specifically in harmony with the tree of each unit – a unique signature for each. Each of the function are connect visually by central inner courtyard. The U-shape planning fully utilize the usage of the inner courtyard for individual bedrooms and provide visual access for each function to the shared areas. Each room is provided with two or more openings placed to maximize airflow. The second-floor garden balcony platform embrace the living room with a touch of nature. This also allows natural lights in every space of the house, making it completely functional during the day without having to turn on a single light switch.Save this picture!© Supee Juntranggur / Choat AusswasuteerakulProject gallerySee allShow lessNorway Tells Pavilion / LCLA Office + Manthey Kula ArchitectsSelected ProjectsFanFood Cafe / MASTSelected Projects Share Area:  1500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Supee Juntranggur / Choat Ausswasuteerakul+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Studionomad Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927092/loaijai-residences-studionomad Clipboard ArchDaily 2018last_img read more

Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money, and Engage Your Community

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Books News  74 total views,  3 views today [amzn_product_post]Social Change Anytime Everywhere was written for nonprofit staff who say to themselves or are asked by others, “Email communications, social media, and mobile are important, but how will they help our nonprofit and the issues we work on? Most importantly, how the heck do we integrate and utilize these tools successfully?”The book will help answer these questions, and is organised to guide readers through the planning and implementation of online multi–channel strategies that will spark advocacy, raise money and promote deeper community engagement in order to achieve social change in real time. It also serves as a resource to help nonprofit staff and their boards quickly understand the evolving online landscape and identify and implement the best online channels, strategies, tools, and tactics to help their organizations achieve their missions. Advertisement Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money, and Engage Your Community  75 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Syrian army wins control of most of Aleppo

first_imgBrooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 5. Protest against U.S. intervention in Syria marches to Hillary Clinton’s office.Syrian government forces now control up to 93 percent of the city of Aleppo, at one time the country’s most populous city. Their advances are forcing the retreat of the U.S.-supported “rebel” forces into small areas of the city.The Syrian military has captured the al-Asila and Aajam districts, southeast of Aleppo’s ancient citadel, as well as the southern portion of the Karam al-Daadaa neighborhood. They also seized the al Maadi district on Dec. 11.Heavy fighting continues in Aleppo. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was forced to admit that opposition forces in Aleppo were hampering humanitarian efforts to aid thousands of civilians. In response to a reporter’s question, Kerry said, “It is true that there have been some occasions where certain elements of the opposition have threatened people who were going to leave [Aleppo], and in some cases prevented humanitarian assistance from being delivered.” (U.S. Dept. of State website, Dec. 10)Although the Syrian government has offered truces if the opposition forces agree to withdraw from Aleppo, the rebel groups have refused. And showing that the jihadist Islamic State group (IS) is in sync with the opposition militia, IS used the battle in Aleppo to retake the city of Palmyra to the south. The Syrian government has been forced to shift some of its forces to retake that town, which contains historic ruins.Back in 2011, the U.S. envisioned a path to convert a series of anti-government demonstrations in Syria into a U.S.-supplied armed uprising to overturn the elected government. Reactionary “rebel” forces seized and have held parts of Aleppo since 2012. But this year, with the assistance of Russian forces and Iranian-backed militias, the Syrian government has taken back most of the city.Some 386,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict. Another 4.8 million Syrians have been forced to flee their country, 6.1 million more are homeless within their own country, and a once modern infrastructure has been largely destroyed. (worlddivision.org, Nov. 15) But all this suffering means nothing to the CIA masterminds of war and the corporate merchants of death. The CIA’s goal is to overturn by force the Bashar al-Assad government, not to benefit the suffering Syrian people or to accept their right to determine their own leadership.U.S. armed ‘moderate rebels’ against SyriaLast year, the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2016, which provides almost $500 million to arm and train the so-called “moderate rebels” in Syria, supplying them with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. This is only one piece of the huge military aid package given by the Pentagon and the CIA to their rebel proxies in order to overturn the Syrian government.U.S. Congress member Tulsi Gabbard from Hawai’i introduced the “Stop Arming Terrorists Act” on Dec. 8, which would stop the Pentagon and CIA from providing “funding, weapons, training, and intelligence support to groups like the Levant Front, Fursan al Ha and other allies of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, al-Qaeda and ISIS, or to countries who are providing direct or indirect support to those same groups.” (informationclearinghouse.info, Dec.8)This legislation would cut off the supply of U.S. arms to the Syrian opposition.“If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail,” Gabbard said. “Yet the U.S. government has been violating this law for years, quietly supporting allies and partners of al-Qaeda, ISIL, Jabhat Fateh al Sham and other terrorist groups with money, weapons and intelligence support, in their fight to overthrow the Syrian government.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Junior League of Pasadena Announces the Support and Development of Women as New Focus Area

first_imgThe Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) is excited to announce its new community programming focus area, the “Support and Development of Women.” The JLP’s community outreach and programming will now be focused on business, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills for women in the San Gabriel Valley.The JLP has spent the past two years researching relevant focus areas in the San Gabriel Valley. Another focus area of consideration was “Youth Wellness and Mental Health.” Both are definite areas of need and the JLP met and worked with local organizations, community leaders, hosted panel discussions and conducted other research to identify how they could best serve each possible focus area.JLP members received training and education in both areas and were asked to vote for one. The “Support and Development of Women” was revealed as the new focus area to membership at the Annual Meeting on May 26. “This is an exciting time and new chapter for the Junior League of Pasadena. This is an issue area receiving national attention and we are thrilled to put the power and backing of the JLP and its mission behind the support and development of women in the San Gabriel Valley,” Kristen Todd, 2014-15 JLP President.Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena’s mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the local community. Throughout its 89-year history, the JLP has helped to create programs that leave a long-lasting impact on the Pasadena community. Past JLP projects include Kidspace Children’s Museum, the docent program at the Huntington Library, and La Casita at Madison Elementary in Northwest Pasadena. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Junior League of Pasadena Announces the Support and Development of Women as New Focus Area From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 29, 2015 | 11:30 am Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Councillors pass Budget 2018

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter Facebook The majority of Donegal County Councillors have voted in favor of adopting a Sinn Fein proposal allowing Budget 2018 to be passed.Councillors voted 17-15 in favor of the proposals which will see an increase commercial rates by 5% while also increasing the small business grant to such an extent that there will effective rebate.The proposal also means that any cuts from services will now be avoided.It follows a second day of extensive discussions and numerous adjournments.Sinn Fein Whip Cllr. Marie Therese Gallagher says it’s important now that the Council fight to get more money from Government:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/mariebudget.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil Councillor Ciaran Brogan gave his reaction to the vote:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Brogan12.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Councillors pass Budget 2018 Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, and Obituaries Friday December 1stNext articleTaoiseach to be consulted on UK’s offer on border before further talks News Highland center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest By News Highland – December 1, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Buncrana Gardai make a number of arrests for drug driving

first_imgBuncrana Gardaí conducted high visibility checkpoints throughout their District this weekend and they made a number of arrests for the offence of drug driving.They also issued FCPN’s for various road traffic related offences.Gardai detected a motorist who was travelling at a speed of 180KPH in a 60KPH zone over the weekend and an arrest was made for the offence of dangerous driving. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleGardai urge caution on roads with weather warning in placeNext article453 new Covid cases confirmed, no further deaths reported News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Buncrana Gardai make a number of arrests for drug driving By News Highland – May 3, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Property industry regulation is “failing consumers” says exiting ombudsman

first_imgOmbudsman Services (OS) is withdrawing from the property industry today. This leaves any agents who have not changed provider high and dry.The withdrawal follows the announcement in February that it would be leaving the sector. At the time it said OS no longer wanted to offer a “broken solution to a broken market”.The not-for-profit organisation has also fired a parting shot over the industry’s bows as it exits. Its says the 40 organisations who help regulate the sector are “failing consumers”.“Redress in the housing sector is a really confusing picture for all involved,” its Chief Ombudsman Lewis Shand Smith said in February.“The patchwork of Alternative Dispute Resolution and ombudsman schemes is a mystery to consumers and is incredibly difficult for them to navigate.” OS also said it would be developing a new model of redress for the sector, but this has yet to materialise.Property industryAny agent who has been using its services but who has yet to find an alternative now has just a few hours to sign up with either market leader The Property Ombudsman or rival the Property Redress Scheme.“Today marks the culmination of a six-month managed withdrawal process, a key part of which has been informing property and housing companies registered with OS of our decision to withdraw from the sector,” says Ombudsman Services spokeswoman Nicolette Granite (pictured)“We have contacted participating companies on numerous occasions as part of a comprehensive communications and awareness campaign. As a result, many have taken the important step of signing up with a different scheme.”Complaints received about agents by OS up until the end of today will be investigated “to resolution”, she says.Lewis Shand Smith Nicolette Granite Ombudsman Services: Property August 6, 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 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 » Property industry regulation is “failing consumers” says exiting ombudsman previous nextRegulation & LawProperty industry regulation is “failing consumers” says exiting ombudsmanParting shot comes as Ombudsman Services signals last day as provider of dispute resolution for estate agents.Nigel Lewis6th August 20180883 Viewslast_img read more