Tags: NULL KCS-content US Embassy attracts £250m property scheme to Vauxhall Show Comments ▼ Thursday 3 February 2011 8:05 pm More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com whatsapp whatsapp TWO skyscrapers are being planned for Vauxhall, as developer CLS hopes to cash in on the multi-billion pound regeneration in the area. CLS aims to submit planning permission in late 2011 for two mixed-use towers of over 40 storeys at the Vauxhall Cross site, which is opposite Vauxhall Tube station and close to the new US embassy and Battersea Power Station redevelopments. CLS, whose offices are based on the site earmarked for the project, said the £250m scheme will also include 80,000 sq ft of retail space, 200,000 sq ft of offices and a 300-bed hotel.Chief executive Richard Tice said yesterday: “These significant regeneration plans can provide Vauxhall with a new public square the size of Paternoster Square and establish the area as the next major London growth zone, just over a mile from the Houses of Parliament. “We have already secured substantial support from early discussions with a number of key stakeholders and major nearby landowners.” Architects at Allies and Morrison have designed the project, which is expected to complete in 2016 or 2017 to coincide with the opening of the US embassy. Share
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Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul ThakurAustralia: Aaron Finch (Captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye, Daniel Sams, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper).Match Starts: 9:10 am IST. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Cricket WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Formula 1 Latest Sports News WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway resumes NZ innings after Tea break; NZ 36/0 (21 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify The absence of an injured Rohit Sharma will certainly leave a gaping hole at the top of the order, something that skipper Virat Kohli wouldn’t have fancied at the onset of a gruelling two-month tour. Kohli’s men, who had been on a COVID-enforced international break since the disastrous away series against New Zealand that ended early March, now kick-start their international calendar in a series where a lot of probing questions are expected to be asked.For those who believe in superstition, the return of the 1992 World Cup’s navy blue jersey isn’t a good omen as one of India’s worst performances (7th in 9 teams) happened in that particular edition. 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CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) 2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
ArchDaily 2996 West 11th / Randy Bens Architect Contractor: 2016 Architects: Randy Bens Architect Area Area of this architecture project 2996 West 11th / Randy Bens ArchitectSave this projectSave2996 West 11th / Randy Bens Architect Area: 3400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeRandy Bens ArchitectOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVancouverCanadaPublished on June 13, 2016Cite: “2996 West 11th / Randy Bens Architect” 13 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Les Patios Erdre Porterie / Jacques Boucheton Architectes Les Patios Erdre Porterie / Jacques Boucheton ArchitectesSave this projectSaveLes Patios Erdre Porterie / Jacques Boucheton Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805146/les-patios-erdre-porterie-jacques-boucheton-architectes Clipboard Area: 2748 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Jacques Boucheton Architectes+ 18 Share Projects Year: CopyHousing•Nantes, France Guillaume Sevin Paysages Landscape: France Manufacturers: K-Line France, Cubik’o Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Engineering:Motec Ingenierie, Albdo, Iba, Ecr EnvironnementArchitects In Charge:Jacques Boucheton, Anthony FourrierCity:NantesCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Jacques Boucheton ArchitectesText description provided by the architects. The project proposes two levels of reading allowing a qualitative insertion both in the urban landscape of the district and also on the scale of the space of proximity.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jacques Boucheton ArchitectesSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Jacques Boucheton ArchitectesThe corner composition offers a large cut which gives to read two volumes bound by a lower volume, marking the entrance of the building. A unique hall thus unifies the flows of the inhabitants and allows access to the green areas of behind.Save this picture!The volumetric intention consists in proposing porous facades, treated in hollow, but whose strong presence of supporting structures create the alignment and animation of the urban sequence. In the thickness of this double-facade thus obtained are arranged all the adjoining spaces of the dwellings, whether terraces or cellars.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Survey Confirms Architecture as Most Time Consuming MajorArchitecture NewsIf Your Annoying Coworkers Were Indiscreet BuildingsMiscProject locationAddress:13 Rue Claude et Simone Millot, 44300 Nantes, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Housing ArchDaily 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805146/les-patios-erdre-porterie-jacques-boucheton-architectes Clipboard Architects: Jacques Boucheton Architectes Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJacques Boucheton ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingNantesFrancePublished on February 13, 2017Cite: “Les Patios Erdre Porterie / Jacques Boucheton Architectes” 13 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ICFM postpones AGM The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has postponed its Annual General Meeting. The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has postponed its Annual General Meeting. According to Eileen Hammond, Honorary Secretary of ICFM, there are a number of reasons for the postponement, “not least of which are problem with the IT system which has caused a delay in the production of the Annual Accounts and Annual Review.”The provisional date for the AGM is now 23 September 1999. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 July 1999 | News 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. 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
South Korean farmers protest U.S. missile system, July 13.“We oppose THAAD with our lives!” shouted thousands of angry south Korean farmers during a July 13 protest. The demonstration followed Washington’s July 8 announcement that it would deploy the anti-ballistic Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the protesters’ county of Seongju by 2017.Daily anti-THAAD protests have continued around the country. Local leaders in Seongju started a hunger strike and cut their fingers to write the words of the chant in their own blood. Some are refusing to send their children to school. The farmers vowed not to lose the land of their ancestors to THAAD.In an attempt to appease local sentiment, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn visited Seongju on July 15, but he never finished his remarks when the crowd of at least 3,000 began pelting him with eggs and water bottles, forcing him to retreat into a government building. Protesters also threw salt, a traditional act to dispel evil spirits.When Kyo-ahn tried to leave through a back gate, protesters blocked his minibus with a large tractor, holding him and his convoy hostage for six hours.Seongju, 135 miles southeast of Seoul, is a rural county of about 45,000 farmers who grow 60 percent of south Korea’s melons. The people fear the strong electronic signals from THAAD radar will threaten their health, ruin their agricultural economy and make them primary targets if regional war breaks out.Washington and its lackey-ally President Park Geun-hye are telling south Koreans that THAAD intercept missiles will protect them from north Korean missiles. But, as protesters point out, placing the missiles in Seongju doesn’t protect the 10 million Koreans living in Seoul, which lies outside THAAD coverage.U.S. advances ‘Asian NATO’The U.S. calls THAAD a defense system against what they claim are threats from north Korean missiles. But every show of force by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been to defend themselves against Washington’s escalating aggression toward them.It is Washington that still refuses to negotiate a peace settlement with north Korea, though the Korean War ended in 1953. It is the U.S. that for more than 60 years has threatened the DPRK with nuclear weapons and is intensifying its military occupation in the region with the aim of “regime change” in the DPRK.China and Russia say deployment of THAAD will change the strategic balance in the region, undermine their security interests and worsen tensions. The Chinese say the main target of this new Pentagon system is China, not north Korea. The U.S. already employs a THAAD system on Guam and sends satellites over China.Earlier this month WW wrote: “The Obama administration’s ‘pivot toward Asia,’ together with NATO’s more aggressive stance in Eastern Europe, are sobering reminders that global capitalism’s stagnation and decline are driving the major imperialist powers toward new war crises of their own making.” (workers.org, July 12)Long history of occupation, resistanceWashington has occupied south Korea since the end of World War II. The 1950-53 war against north Korea cost more than 5 million Korean lives.Today 28,000 U.S. soldiers are stationed in 50 military bases throughout south Korea. More than 40 joint military drills take place each year. The largest was an eight-week exercise begun in March carried out by 300,000 south Korean soldiers and 13 U.S. Navy vessels, including aircraft carriers equipped with nuclear weapons, seaborne aircraft and a U.S. guided-missile cruiser.South Korea’s defense minister stood by the U.S Army Commander when the announcement of the THAAD deployment was made in south Korea on July 8. The south Korean government will provide land in Seongju and build the base for Washington’s THAAD system.President Park Geun-hye, like her father Park Chung-hee before her, uses the outdated National Security Law to carry out the suppression of freedom of speech, jailing those demonstrating against U.S. occupation and repressive government policies and those calling for reunification of Korea.In related news, Han Sang-gyun, president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, was sentenced to five years in jail on July 4 for leading protests against Geun-hye’s repressive labor policies. Han was arrested for “inciting violence” during an “unauthorized” protest in November 2015, despite promises of “freedom of speech” in south Korea’s Constitution.South Koreans once had the highest rate of union organization in the world. But now less than one in 10 workers is unionized. Geun-hye’s repressive labor policies now make it easier for companies to fire workers, roll back benefits, reduce wages of older workers and hire more young workers at low wages.The KCTU, founded in 1995 during a massive strike against anti-labor legislation, now has 678,000 members. With Han in the forefront, KCTU has led the resistance to south Korea’s growing austerity measures and ruthless government crackdowns on peaceful resistance. Han has led 13 protests and a major sit-down strike, and has called for a national workers’ strike so the government will feel the workers’ outrage.Even Amnesty International says Han is being punished for being a successful leftist organizer and pivotal leader in labor militancy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
WhatsApp Judge OKs Weinstein bankruptcy plan with $17M for victims Twitter TAGS DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The judge approved the plan after a hearing Monday, overruling objections by attorneys representing producer Alexandra Canosa and actresses Wedil David and Dominique Huett, who have accused Weinstein of sexual assault, and a former Weinstein Co. employee who claims she was subjected to a hostile work environment. The settlement amount is $11.5 million less than under a previous plan, which was scrapped after a federal judge in New York refused to approve a proposed $19 million settlement between Weinstein and some of his accusers. The settlement in that purported class-action lawsuit was a key component of the initial bankruptcy plan. Roughly half of the approved settlement, about $17 million, is allocated for a single sexual misconduct claims fund, down from about $25.7 million allocated for three separate categories of sexual misconduct claims under the previous plan. Another $8.4 million will go to a liquidation trust for resolving non-sexual misconduct claims, and $9.7 million will be used to reimburse defense costs for former company officials other than Weinstein. The plan also releases those officials from liability for tort claims related to Weinstein’s conduct. Holders of sexual misconduct claims will receive 100% of the liquidated value of their claims if they agree to release Weinstein from all legal claims. A claimant who elects not to release Weinstein but to retain the option to sue him in another court would receive 25% of the value of her bankruptcy claim. According to court records, 55 sexual misconduct claims were filed in the bankruptcy case, with 39 holders of such claims voting in favor of the plan and eight voting against it. Among holders of general unsecured claims, 81, or 96%, voted for the plan. The sexual misconduct claims will be evaluated on a point system allowing a maximum 100 points. That includes up to 60 points for physical sexual misconduct claims, a maximum 30 points for claims of nonphysical sexual misconduct, and up to 10 points for claims of emotional distress and economic harm. A claims examiner will have the authority to adjust point totals up or down based on factors such as age, corroborating evidence, prior or pending litigation, and applicable statutes of limitation. Attorneys for the women objecting to the plan described it in a court filing last month as unfair and coercive. “The point award system pits women against women competing for a limited recovery from the pathetically meager sexual misconduct claims fund,” they wrote. “There is nothing fair about a plan that requires a rape victim to release her rapist in order to receive a full reward from the sexual misconduct fund,” they added. “There is nothing fair in re-victimizing her financially by reducing her award by 75% if she does not agree to release her rapist.” Weinstein is serving a 23-year prison sentence after being convicted by a New York jury for the rape and sexual assault of two women. Weinstein has also been charged in California with rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by restraint and sexual penetration by use of force. Those allegations involve five women and stem from events in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills from 2004 to 2013. Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 26, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Facebook Local NewsBusinessUS News WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleFormer OppenheimerFunds Rochester Head Joins Principal Street as Chief Investment Officer of Municipal StrategiesNext articleUK’s ‘tsunami’ of grief as coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 Digital AIM Web Support
iStock(NEW YORK) — While many countries around the world and cities in the U.S. are pointing toward positive signs that social distancing might be finally flattening the curve, the novel coronavirus death toll continues to be staggering with at least 110,000 deceased.The U.S. is the global leader in the number of cases and deaths. More than 20,602 people in the U.S. have died as a result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. At least 530,000 people in the U.S. have tested positive and over 2.6 million Americans have been tested for the disease.Worldwide, more than 1.79 million people have been diagnosed since the virus emerged in China in December. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Here are today’s biggest developments:– U.S. close to its peak of disease, FDA commissioner says– UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson released from hospital– US death toll highest in world, cases now over half a million– Global death toll tops 100,000Kansas Supreme Court strikes down measure allowing in-person Easter church servicesHere’s the latest on the developing situation. All times Eastern. Please refresh this page for updates.12:30 p.m.: Italy cases rise to nearly 156,000The number of coronavirus cases in Italy increased by 4,092 over the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 156,363, Italian health ministers said.The increase marked a 2.7% jump in the number of cases between Saturday and Sunday, compared to the 3% rise between April 10 and April 11, according to the health data.There were 431 new deaths on Sunday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 19,899, health officials said. The increase in deaths was a 2.2% increase from Saturday, according to the data.11:45 a.m.: NY announces another 758 deaths; Cuomo wants to reopen state ‘as soon as possible’New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced another 758 deaths in the state over the last 24 hours. The state now has a total death count of 9,385.Cuomo noted that the death rate, while “at a terribly high level,” has appeared to have flattened.“You see also a flattening in the number of lives lost at a terribly high rate. But if you look back over the past several days, you see there’s a certain continuity to that number. Again, that’s the one number that I looked forward to seeing drop as soon as I open my eyes in the morning, and it has been flattening, but flattening at a terribly high level,” he said.Cuomo said the state wants to reopen “as soon as possible,” likening the constant routine of staying at home to the film “Groundhog Day.”“We want to reopen as soon as possible. Everyone does, on a societal level. Everyone does on a personal level. Let’s just end this nightmare, right?” the governor said. “Groundhog day. You get up every day, it’s the same routine. You almost lose track of what day of the week it is because they don’t even have meaning anymore. And there’s also some anxiety and stress that we’re all dealing with. So, we want to reopen as soon as possible.”Cuomo said there needs to be a well-coordinated strategy to avoid an uptick in the infection rate.“The last thing we want to see is an uptick in that infection rate and an uptick in those numbers that we worked so hard to bring down. So, we need a strategy that coordinates business and schools and transportation and workforce. What New York Pause did is it stopped everything at the same time. It was a blunt device, but it shut down everything at the same time,” he said.Cuomo also issued two executive orders: one directs employers to provide essential workers with a face covering when they are interacting with the public; the other is to expand the number of people who are eligible for the antibody test, which will show whether someone previously had the coronavirus and has since recovered.11:28 a.m.: NYC mayor sees encouraging signs of recoveryNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took a more hopeful tone during his daily press conference on Sunday, reiterating that although the city is not yet in the clear, he continues to see encouraging signs that it may be on the road to recovery.“I’m thrilled to be able to tell you just when we thought it was really going to get worse, we started to see some improvement,” de Blasio said. “I’m the first one to say, let’s not over rate that improvement. Let’s not draw too many conclusions too quickly. Let’s be clear and be willing to of course not only see the good, but see hope in the good.”The Mayor announced that the city currently has enough ventilators and PPE equipment to get through the next week, a positive shift from just a few weeks ago, when officials feared that the city was on the brink of running out of essential equipment.However, de Blasio added that the city barely has enough face shields and gowns to make it through the week and officials are working to distribute certain materials where they are most urgently needed. The mayor added that although the city will likely have enough supplies to get through the week ahead, he still worries about the following weeks.“So, this week we will get through. Next week we have real challenges we must address over the next few days,” he warned.De Blasio announced that in an effort to address the immense racial disparity in the city’s coronavirus cases, the city will open five additional testing sites in order to prioritize the needs of vulnerable communities. He also called on the federal government to assist New York City in acquiring even more tests.“I will be asking the federal government today for test kits to allow for 110,000 individualized tests. That will allow us to get started with this community effort and to continue everything else that we are doing, specifically 25,000 of those individualized test kits would be focused on health for their current needs and the new sites I have just described. And we need to get these test kits in this week,” de Blasio said.De Blasio also declared that he would now require all city workers who come in contact with people while on duty to wear a face covering while on duty. The new measure will begin on Monday.10:40 p.m.: UK reports 737 deaths in last 24 hoursThe United Kingdom has recorded 737 additional coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths for the country to 10,612, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.As of Sunday morning, the U.K. has 84,279 positive test results for COVID-19.9:30 a.m.: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson discharged from hospitalBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from a London hospital on Sunday after spending the last week undergoing treatment for the coronavirus.Johnson, 55, was released from St. Thomas’ Hospital and was planning to travel to his country home, Chequers, in the London suburb of Buckinghamshire, to continue his recovery, a spokesperson said.“On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work,” the prime minister’s spokesperson said. “He wishes to thank everybody at St. Thomas’ for the brilliant care he has received. All of his thoughts are with those affected by this illness.”Following his release, Johnson posted video on Twitter thanking the National Health Service for “saving my life.”Johnson’s fiancée, Carrie Symonds, also thanked well-wishers on social media.“There were times last week that were very dark indeed,” Symonds tweeted. “My heart goes out to all those in similar situations, worried sick about their loved ones.”8:45 a.m.: Trump tweets Easter video calling coronavirus the ‘plague’Calling the coronavirus “the plague,” President Donald Trump wished Christians across the America a happy Easter in a 48-second video posted on Twitter and told them to stay separated and out of churches to help in the battle against the virus.“This Easter will be much different than others because in many cases we’ll be separated physically only from our churches,” Trump said. “We won’t be sitting there next to each other which we’d like to be and soon will be again, but right now we’re keeping separation, we’re getting rid of the plague.”He ended the message by telling Americans we’re “winning the war” and we will soon be “back together in churches right next to each other.”The message is a significant departure from Trump’s prediction back on March 24 that parishioners would “pack churches” by Easter Sunday. Trump later said it was an aspiration, longing to see churches filled by Easter.The United States is close to its peak of the novel coronavirus disease, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn said on ABC’s This Week.“The models do show that we are very close to the peak. So I think that information is accurate,” Hahn said. “This has been a really fast-moving outbreak, so we really have to take this day by day.”President Donald Trump has pushed to reopen the country as soon as possible — at one point even suggesting Easter as a target — but medical professionals have cautioned against reopening before even the start of May, cautioning that there could be a spike in infections if restrictions are lifted too soon.While he said it’s still too early to name a date, Hahn told “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz, “We see light at the end of the tunnel.”On Saturday, April 11, 6,743 uniformed members of the NYPD were on sick report which accounts for 18.6% of the department’s uniformed workforce. Currently, 2,318 uniformed members and 471 civilian members tested positive for the coronavirus.This is a decrease of 1% from Friday evening when the NYPD said 7,096 uniformed members were out sick, which was 19.6% of the force.The Kansas Supreme Court said late Saturday night that Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order that banned religious services of more than 10 people while the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing will remain in place.The Democratic governor filed the lawsuit on Thursday after a Republican-dominated legislative panel overturned her order. Kelly sued and then immediately appealed to the Kansas Supreme Court to decide quickly with Easter Sunday services just hours away.The court held unprecedented electronic oral arguments on Saturday morning, and after listening to arguments, it said the Legislative Coordinating Council lacked the authority to overturn the governor’s executive order.“My top priority has always been the safety and well-being of all Kansans,” Kelly said in a statement. “I know this pandemic is extremely hard for everyone. Each unprecedented action I’ve been forced to make in recent weeks has been taken in close consultation with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, the Attorney General, legislators and key stakeholders. That process will continue. Most other states, at the urging of the White House and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have taken similar steps to protect Americans to slow the spread of COVID-19.”Puerto Rico’s governor has extended an island-wide curfew until May in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 on the island.While wearing a face mask and gloves, Gov. Wanda Vazquez announced the lockdown continuation that started on March 15 would be extended until at least May 3.The curfew orders people to stay home from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and remain there even outside those hours unless they have to buy food or medicine, go to the bank or have an emergency/health-related situation. Violators face a $5,000 fine or a six-month jail term, and police have cited and arrested hundreds. Nonessential business were closed in March.According to Puerto Rico’s health secretary, the peak in cases for the island is not expected until early May. There have been about 7,700 people tested so far with more than 780 confirmed cases. Forty-two people have died on the island from COVID-19. There is a backlog of over 1,300 tests that are pending results. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Home » News » Housing Market » Rampant growth of build-to-rent sector revealed by British Property Federation previous nextHousing MarketRampant growth of build-to-rent sector revealed by British Property FederationHomes built grew by 30% over the past 12 months, will reach 200,000 by 2020 and has the backing of the government and planners.Nigel Lewis12th April 201801,081 Views The build-to-rent sector in the UK has grown by 30% over the past 12 months to nearly 118,000 homes either completed, under construction or planned, a figure which is predicted to hit 200,000 by 2020, the British Property Federation (BPF) claims.And it says the sector is not just building the apartments it is best known for. Nearly a fifth of the homes built or in the pipeline are “family-friendly” houses.The figures were commissioned from Savills by the BPF and are backed by Housing Minister Dominic Raab, who says the government is “restless to do more”.This data is the first time the BPF has released a full year’s worth of building data for the fast-expanding build-to-rent sector (BTR). The number of new build-to-rent homes completed increased by 45% to 20,863 during the period, while the number under construction increased by 47%, and the number in planning has jumped by 30% to 63,955.The figures also reveal that BTR has so far remained a London phenomenon with a significant majority of properties completed or in planning being in the capital. But that is likely to change – more BTR homes in the regions are currently under construction than in London.The regions where BTR is seeing the largest number of properties built are in the North West (29,600), South East (7,101), West Midlands (6,378) and Yorkshire (5,131).“There is now real momentum in the sector, having received a significant boost in the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework, which officially recognised the importance of build to rent in bringing forward new homes and the need to define sites to ensure delivery,” says Jacqui Daly, who led the Savills research effort (pictured, left).“At this rate of growth, we expect that the build to rent pipeline could double to around 200,000 within the next two years.”Build-to-rent exampleGrainger, one of the leading BTR suppliers in the UK which has so far ploughed £850m into the sector this week moved the 100th tenant into its Argo Apartments (see header image, above) in Canning Town, London two months after launching the project, which features 134 apartments. Rents start at £1,430 pcm for a one-bedroom unit which includes Virgin broadband, access to several large communal areas and a 24-hour repairs and resident support team.Read more: ‘What does BTR mean for letting agents?‘grainger Jacqui Daly The British Property Federation BTR Build to Rent scheme build-to-rent Savills dominic raab April 12, 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 2021