Fardis Villa / DarianDesign

first_imgCopyHouses•Fardis, Iran Year:  Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Iran Other Participants:Farhad Khedmatgozar, Sepideh Dastfal, Sina Zinger, Mohamad AsgariCity:FardisCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Parham TaghioffRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. This villa project is located in a garden area of approximately 500 square meters. According to the client’s needs, the project has three levels in which the ground floor and first floor are integrated and designed as a duplex unit and the last floor is designed as two separated units for two separate families.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanBecause the project is located in the garden, we endeavored to bring the best view of the garden for the residents of the last floor. For this purpose, a prominent wooden box has been designed on the second floor that creates an independent yard with an area of 60 square meters with a superb view of the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffWe have a great light and view to the ground floor and the first floor by creating a void with high ceiling and windows with large frames. Also, the usage of wooden materials in the facade creates more harmony with the surrounding nature and greenery and highlights the feeling of being in the nature for the user.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffProject gallerySee allShow lessTua Valley Interpretive Centre / Rosmaninho+Azevedo ArquitectosSelected ProjectsResources Publicis Russia / VOX ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Kavir, Hobo, SLP Save this picture!© Parham Taghioff+ 15Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901079/fardis-villa-dariandesign Clipboard Projects Elham Mollaakbari Darian – Amir Khajehamiri Architects: DarianDesign Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily 2013 Photographs:  Parham Taghioff Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Fardis Villa / DarianDesign Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901079/fardis-villa-dariandesign Clipboard Houses “COPY” Fardis Villa / DarianDesignSave this projectSaveFardis Villa / DarianDesign CopyAbout this officeDarianDesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFardisIranPublished on January 05, 2019Cite: “Fardis Villa / DarianDesign” 04 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore 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 streamlast_img read more

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House in El Torón / IUA Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos

first_imgHouse in El Torón / IUA Ignacio Urquiza ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in El Torón / IUA Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos Projects CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses• Architects: IUA Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Ignacio Urquiza Seoane Save this picture!© Onnis Luque+ 38Curated by Clara Ott Share Landscape Architecture Lead Architect: ArchDaily Design Team:Michela Lostia di Santa Sofía, Anaís Casas, Paulina Buenrostro, María del Mar CarballoStructure:Riardo CamachoEngineering:Alejandro LirussoDeveloping:Alonso García Cano, Santiago GaxiolaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. El Torón Reserve is located on the coast of Oaxaca, at the southernmost point of the Mexican Pacific coastline and a few kilometers from Mazunte, between Mermejita and Ventanilla beaches. It is a protected 30-hectare area characterized by mixed vegetation and rugged topography, with steep cliffs and hilltops creating hard-to-reach spots and a unique natural beauty.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe House in El Torón is the first to be designed within this reserve, and its conception emerged from two premises that enabled us to question and rethink the idea of a house on the coast. The first was to show maximum respect for the site, and the second was to seek to understand and learn from the vernacular and contemporary architecture of the region, which represents so many years of accumulated wisdom and experience, and tends to offer unmatched functionality.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueContext. Since the 1970s, architects like Marco Aldaco, Mario Lazo, Diego Villaseñor and José Yturbe presented a ‘new architecture of the sea’ without doors or windows that encouraged a close relationship with nature and at the same time transferred the gestures employed in traditional coastal architecture to large-scale projects: the use of palm roofs, local materials, cross ventilation, light-colored floors, are some of the design strategies that today we take for granted, as well as the knowledge we need to apply to any beach-based design. This makes rethinking coastal habitation difficult: but questioning the principles and its future is a task that falls to our generations, which must seek balance in development and evolution, while considering the interaction between the global and the local.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueIn a few months in 2020 we witnessed uncontrolled growth in the number of developments implemented along the coasts of Mexico. The exploitation of communal or ejido lands and their conversion into private property—for holiday home or weekend house developments—is not something that can be carried out in a healthy and ordered manner in the next few years. That is why it is the responsibility of architects and designers—not to mention the developers—to proceed in a coherent manner. The future of the coast depends on us, and we must ensure that the landscape and its flora and fauna are treated with care and responsibility. It is necessary to implement ideas of architecture and urban design with regenerative aims in mind. This means making sites better places and seeking to preserve their values: not only maintaining their current state but restoring them to what they once were, leaving them in a better condition than we find them today.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueRegrettably, we are witnessing a failure of coastal urban design, based on a harmful model of division into micro-lots that seeks the greatest profit but only serves to transform the landscape, damaging the ecology. Instead of seeking to understand these zones, the same model is followed as in urban areas. Meanwhile, the architectural projects are unsuitable, hasty and disconnected from the time and place where they are built. In light of this, how can we improve the way things are done? What can architecture do to help change this dynamic? What values must future beach house projects embody?Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueIt’s clear that public policies to ensure appropriate land-use planning for these zones must be strengthened. However, where such planning does not yet exist, we believe it is necessary to act in a manner coherent with the context, while thinking about the common good. If we intervene in these spaces it should be with slow, tranquil architecture that takes care of and protects our environment. An architecture that, for once, places the surroundings before the user.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe Project. For the House in El Torón we imagined a lightweight architecture that questions the scale, the physical relationship between the building and its surroundings, and the use of a number of elements such as palm roofs. An architecture where we imagined living only on terraces or on a coastal palisade. An architecture that “touched” the site as little as possible and, where it did, that was as careful and respectful as it could be. The construction employed only local materials; certified tropical wood for the structure, door and window frames, local stone—mostly from the excavation itself—for the foundations and containment walls, and stucco and clay from the local area that require little maintenance. The structural system combined timber and concrete to create frames with 4.8-meter modules bearing lightweight slabs in each of the volumes. These are covered with the chippings from the stonework, endowing them with a thermal quality that, together with the frame design, minimizes the energy required to cool the rooms.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueNo large machinery was used in the construction process, with all the materials being brought in using an ATV and a trailer, following narrow pre-existing tracks. The perimeter landscape was cordoned off during the works and 80% of the vegetation that was located under the footprint of the buildings was replanted in the immediate surroundings.  The project program is divided into three principal modules, designed separately and independent from each other. The first contains the common areas on the upper floor, and the master bedroom and a studio on the lower floor. The second houses the guest bedrooms, while the third module is a small two-floor volume with two bedrooms on the lower floor and common areas on the upper floor.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueAfter being laid out on the site, these modules were connected by plazas, walkways and open paths to enable fluid circulation around the compound. The plan of the whole complex was the result of this process, and was the final project drawing completed. Dividing the program this way enabled us to position the different volumes on the site more freely, while working with independent volumes meant we could control the scale of the house, leaving the existing vegetation intact and providing each space with the necessary privacy and unique viewpoints. The result is a series of intermittent spaces: interiors, exteriors and roofed outdoor spaces that merge with the landscape and enable the architecture to disappear in an ambiguous relationship of natural and artificial within a continuous panorama of unaltered spaces.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueProject gallerySee allShow lessLong House / Parsonson ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPretty Beach House / Lahznimmo ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Area:  850 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeIUA Ignacio Urquiza ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesPublished on May 06, 2021Cite: “House in El Torón / IUA Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos” [Casa en El Torón / IUA Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos] 06 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Reporter freed after being held for three weeks without valid reason

first_img Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en Mohammed Arkou Adiebou Ali, a Sudan Radio Service journalist who was arrested in Wau, in the state of Western Bahr el Ghazal, on 11 May for allegedly taking photos without government permission, was released yesterday in Juba and left at once for the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Follow the news on Sudan Receive email alerts Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal News April 6, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica News June 3, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter freed after being held for three weeks without valid reason April 10, 2020 Find out more News to go further Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Arkou is believed to have been treated badly during his three weeks in detention. He was transferred to Wau to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on 24 May.Reporters Without Borders is relieved by his release but firmly condemns his detention. Recent press freedom violations have undermined hopes that South Sudan, which will gain its independence in a month’s time, would make free expression one of its founding principles.————–28.05.2011Media freedom worsens steadily in south, old problems recur in northAs South Sudan prepares to become officially independent in July, Reporters Without Borders is appalled by recent developments affecting press freedom and appeals in particular to the new country’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, to release the Darfuri journalist Mohammed Arkou Adiebou Ali without delay.Employed by Sudan Radio Service, Arkou was arrested by South Sudan’s security services in Wau on 11 May for taking photos without government permission, although the area where he was arrested is not a militarized one. He was transferred on 24 May to Juba, South Sudan’s capital. Sources have told Reporters Without Borders he may have been tortured physically and mentally.“We are concerned for Arkou’s health and call for his immediate and unconditional release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The arbitrary nature of his arrest, the failure to provide his colleagues with any information, and now the possibility of mistreatment all reflect the prevailing impunity in a country where the security forces seem to be free to arrest journalists at will. The abuses against journalists and news media by the South Sudanese security forces must stop. To this end, we urge the authorities to fill the legal void surrounding the media’s status by quickly adopting a law that clearly and explicitly ensures the existence of a free and independent press and offers guarantees for the safety of journalists.“With just over a month to go to South Sudan’s independence, the world’s eyes are turned on this country. We remind President Mayardit, who is also Sudan’s vice-president, that his people have considerable and legitimate expectations as regards their rights and freedoms.”Journalists are often harassed, interrogated or detained in South Sudan but the conditions in which Arkou is being held and the possible mistreatment indicate that this is more than a routine case of harassment. The authorities say he had several different versions of his identity papers but no valid charge has been brought against him.Isaac Vuni, a freelance journalist who used to work for South Sudan’s information ministry, was held from 28 March to 2 May. His arrest by the Juba police was carried out with the utmost secrecy and there was no news of him for a long time. While working for the Sudan Tribune, he was detained and mistreated at Juba police headquarters on 29 July 2009 after writing an article blaming members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and the South Sudan government for problems at Nile Commercial Bank, a local privately-owned bank.Two months ago, on 2 April, 2,500 copies of the Juba Post that were to have been distributed in the south of the country were seized by the South Sudan police at Juba airport. An independent bi-weekly that circulates mainly in the Juba region, it quoted Dok James Puok, a spokesman for dissident forces, as saying, “Forces loyal to Gen. George Athor will launch a heavy attack in Juba shortly before South Sudan hoists her national flag.” After quoting this statement, Juba Post editor Michael Koma was summoned to the information ministry to explain the report’s content. A week after this seizure, information minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said in an interview for the Sudan Tribune that he wanted to put a stop to such practices and to help the media in their work.There has nonetheless been no let-up in press freedom violations by the security forces, and they continue to go unpunished. A harmful climate for free expression seems to have become generalized. Michael Koma and another Juba Post journalist, Deng Atem Kuol were held by the police for nine hours in February and were accused of defaming Ivory Bank, another locally-owned bank, in an article referring to the possibility of its going bankrupt. Around the same time, police raided the headquarters of the English-language newspaper The Citizen and ordered its journalists not to write about armed forces misconduct any more.No improvement in the northMeanwhile, the press freedom situation is as bad as ever in the north of the country, where the government in Khartoum and the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) continue to use arbitrary arrests, intimidation and seizures to control and censor the media.In one of the latest cases, newspaper reporter Abulgasim Ibrahim was detained for several hours on 17 May on the orders of finance minister Ali Mahmoud El Rasoud, who reacted angrily when Ibrahim produced compromising financial documents during an interview. The minister accused Ibrahim, whose newspaper, Al-Sudani Daily, supports the ruling National Congress Party, of gaining access to documents from his office without his permission.Two journalists – Mohamed Alfatih Himma of Al-Midan (an opposition paper published by the Sudanese Communist Party) and Rashan Owshi of Al-Tayar Arabic Daily – were arbitrarily detained at a checkpoint at Jabal Awlia on 14 May, interrogated by military intelligence for seven hours about their return route to Khartoum from Kadugli, in South Kurdufan state, and were then handed over to the police.No explanation was given for their arrest, but it was thought to be linked to their coverage of governor Ahmed Haroun’s reelection in polling held from 2 to 4 May in South Kurdufan, which is claimed by both northern and southern Sudan. When all of the copies of the Sunday edition of Al-Tayar Arabic Daily were seized by the security forces on 1 May, editor Osman Murghni said the aim was to manifest the government’s displeasure with its coverage of the election in this sensitive region.As in South Sudan, the authorities in Khartoum often seize entire issues of newspapers as they come off the printing presses as a way to make them suffer financially and thereby pressure them into changing their editorial policies. Two independent newspapers, Al-Midan and Ajrass Al-Hurriya, staged a strike on 9 April in protest against this form of harassment.A daily affiliated to the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, Ajrass Al-Hurriya did not appear on 6 April because security forces went to its printing presses late at night and, without giving any explanation, ordered staff not to distribute the latest issue, although it had already been printed. SudanAfrica March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Avalara Introduces New Capabilities to Help Businesses of All Sizes Manage Vendor Tax Exemptions

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 TAGS  SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2021– Avalara, Inc. (NYSE: AVLR), a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced the availability of Avalara Vendor Exemption Management, a new product that helps businesses eliminate the hassle of creating, sending, and tracking sales tax exemption documents at the time of purchase. This product helps businesses streamline compliance requirements by automating the vendor exemption process, centralizing exemption certificate storage, and reducing supply chain interruptions. Managing exemption certificates poses challenges to tax-exempt organizations Certain entities are often exempt from paying sales tax on their purchases of taxable goods, like government agencies, buyers purchasing goods to resell, and manufacturers that incorporate purchases into larger merchandise items. Even though such entities are relieved from paying sales tax, in most states, they’re required to submit a valid exemption certificate to the vendor they’re purchasing from. To avoid tax and audit liability, and to reduce the risk of orders being delayed, tax-exempt businesses must provide valid exemption documentation before or at the time of purchase. But, for many businesses, the process of providing documentation is a manual, time-consuming, and error-prone process. Improve exemption certificate management with Avalara Avalara Vendor Exemption Management helps organizations that claim sales tax exemption automate the process of creating, providing, and recording sales tax exemption documents. This enables businesses to:Manage sales and use tax compliance on purchases. Avoid rejected documentation by gaining control over the approval process for issued certificates.Improve efficiency of exemption certificate management. Eliminate the need for many manual processes by automating the process of finding, verifying, storing, tracking, and understanding the requirements for exemption certificates on tax-exempt purchases.Mitigate supply chain impact. Provide exemption certificates before or at the time of purchase to reduce purchase order processing costs, rebilling requests, and order delays.Remove compliance risk for vendors. Minimize the risk of audit for vendors by providing them with streamlined, more accurate exemption documentation.Reduce audit and improve record retention risk. Leverage centralized storage for vendor exemption certificates across the business for improved reporting and analysis. “In our digital-first society, tax-exempt buyers must be able to manage their exemption documentation in near-real-time to mitigate compliance risk and prevent transaction delays,” said Kevin Permenter, research manager at IDC. “Tools that automate exemption certificate management provide tax-exempt businesses with increased efficiency throughout the supply chain and reduce the risk of noncompliance.” “Avalara Vendor Exemption Management helps businesses simplify compliance on purchases with an automated solution to streamline how they create, provide, and store exemption certificates on tax-exempt purchases,” said Sanjay Parthasarathy, chief product officer at Avalara. “Businesses can improve compliance and minimize order delays on tax-exempt transactions by automating exemption certificate management across transactions while also saving time spent on manually creating and providing documentation to vendors.” Avalara Vendor Exemption Management works with Avalara CertCapture to give businesses the ability to manage incoming and outgoing tax exemption documents with a single, integrated application. For additional information on Avalara Vendor Exemption Management, please click here. About Avalara Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, ecommerce, and other financial management system providers, Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, GST, excise, communications, lodging, and other indirect tax types. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world in Brazil, Europe, and India. More information at avalara.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210202005382/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact Tommy Morgan [email protected] 540-448-7551Investor Contact Jennifer Gianola [email protected] 650-499-9837 KEYWORD: WASHINGTON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY FINANCE SOFTWARE ACCOUNTING SOURCE: Avalara, Inc. 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Massachusetts AG Urges FHFA to Make More Changes to Buyback Policy

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently changed its policy regarding buyback of REO properties through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley thinks the agency could do more.Coakley sued the GSEs in June, claiming their refusal to engage in foreclosure buyback programs was a violation of Massachusetts’ foreclosure prevention law. The suit was dismissed and Coakley is considering making an appeal; however, many viewed the recent FHFA policy changes as a partial victory for Coakley.In a letter to FHFA Director Mel Watt dated December 8, Coakley praised the changes announced by the agency that went into effect in late November allowing a former homeowner, or a third party representing that homeowner, to buy back his or her house following a foreclosure at fair market value instead of the entire amount on the mortgage. But Coakley also spelled out three ways in which she thought the agency could further improve its buyback policy.”We are pleased that FHFA now has agreed to reverse in part its position regarding buyback programs that were a major component of our lawsuit. We are considering this development as we weigh our options for appeal in that case,” Coakley wrote in her letter. “Because of this policy change, numerous families in Massachusetts will no longer face eviction at the hands of the GSEs, but will instead be able to repurchase their homes at the market rate. This policy change also makes financial sense for the GSEs, as they will recoup at least the property’s current market value, yet they will avoid the cost of owning, maintaining and marketing these REO properties, as well as the cost incurred by suing to evict families from their former homes. By any measure, this is an outcome that benefits all stakeholders: the GSEs, the affected families, and the communities in which they live. As encouraged as we are by this policy change, we believe it does not go far enough.”First, Coakley said the policy should cover a larger inventory of houses. The changes announced applied only to the GSEs’ existing inventory (as of November 25, 2014) of single-family REO properties, which currently totals about 121,000. The policy change does not apply to homes on which the foreclosure process began after November 25, 2014.Second, Coakley encouraged the FHFA to include pre-foreclosure sales, or short sales (sales in which the buyer pays less than the outstanding mortgage balance for the home) in its buyback policy.”There is no principled reason to limit the new policy to sales of REO properties,” Coakley wrote. “Instead, the opposite is true: in a short sale, the GSEs avoid the cost of foreclosure altogether, which is also an enormous benefit to the homeowner and surrounding community.”Third, Coakley urged the FHFA in her letter to re-evaluate its policies on principal reductions to mortgage loans, saying that this could be used as an effective anti-foreclosure tool.”A loan that is modified such that the borrower can afford to stay in the home and continue paying the modified loan is generally more financially advantageous for lenders and investors when compared to foreclosure,” Coakley wrote. “As such, the adoption of principal reduction represents a financial benefit to the GSEs, while also stabilizing families and neighborhoods.” Massachusetts AG Urges FHFA to Make More Changes to Buyback Policy Share Save Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. 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643 people on Inishowen Social Housing Waiting List

DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Twitter Facebook Facebook 643 people on Inishowen Social Housing Waiting List By News Highland – February 16, 2019 There is a net social housing waiting list in Inishowen of 241, but when people awaiting transfers are factored in, the figure rises to 643 approved applicants.Figures published this week show that 504 people are currently receiving Housing Assistance Payments.A report presented to councillors in the Inishowen Municipal District this week reveals that as of February 5th, there was a gross housing need of 643 on the peninsula. The biggest need is in Buncrana, with a need of 264 homes, followed by Carndonagh, with a need of 108 homes.Meanwhile, members were told that of those waiting, 402 are currently accomodated in council social housing and are awaiting approved transfers, leaving a new social housing waiting list in Inishowen of 241.At present, there are 39 vacant homes across the peninsula which are in the process of being allocated. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articleHarps didn’t do enough in the second half – Ollie HorganNext articleCouncil urged to carry out works on College Farm Rd, L’Kenny News Highland read more

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Mica Redress Scheme ‘challenging’ for some homeowners

first_img Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articlePringle calls for shortcomings with SUSI grant to be tackledNext articleDoherty urged to use ‘influence in North’ on Covid travel laws News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews The Mica Redress Scheme is said to be becoming challenging for some homeowners.It’s claimed some people are struggling to meet the cost of the required 10% contribution while for homeowners who have to demolish and rebuild their homes, some estimated costs are coming in above the maximum grant available in the scheme.Councillor Martin McDermott says for some the difference in what is being paid out under the scheme and the actual cost of the rebuild could be up to €60,000.He says a scheme needs to be put in place that is equal to all:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/martinmicafri1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – February 12, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Mica Redress Scheme ‘challenging’ for some homeownerslast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/3/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEColorado 1, Tampa Bay 0, 11 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEChi White Sox 8, Cleveland 3Minnesota 7, Kansas City 6Detroit 2, NY Yankees 1Toronto 5, Baltimore 3Texas 4, Houston 0Boston 6, Oakland 3NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 1, Cincinnati 0Washington 9, Philadelphia 8San Diego 4, Arizona 1NY Mets 6, Miami 4St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4, 10 InningsAtlanta 6, Chi Cubs 4LA Dodgers 5, San Francisco 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOrlando 114, NY Knicks 100Indiana 108, Detroit 89Chicago 115, Washington 114Boston 112, Miami 102Atlanta 130, Philadelphia 122Toronto 115, Brooklyn 105Charlotte 115, New Orleans 109Minnesota 110, Dallas 108Denver 113, San Antonio 85Utah 118, Phoenix 97Portland 116, Memphis 89Houston 135, L.A. Clippers 103NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEOttawa 4, NY Rangers 1SO Chicago 4, St. Louis 3Anaheim 3, Calgary 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by April 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/3/19center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Here’s what letting fees ban will really mean for tenants and agents, industry tells DCLG

first_imgHome » News » Here’s what letting fees ban will really mean for tenants and agents, industry tells DCLG previous nextRegulation & LawHere’s what letting fees ban will really mean for tenants and agents, industry tells DCLGPredictions contained in document sent to government by NALS-convened Fair Fees ForumNigel Lewis24th February 20171 Comment2,433 Views The likely results of a letting fees ban for tenants and agents have been spelled out by the National Approved Lettings Scheme (NALS) in a briefing document produced by its Fair Fees Forum for the Department of Communities and Local Government.As well as highlighting how poor policing of a letting fees ban would lead to an unfair advantage for those who did not comply with the ban, the Fair Fees Forum says there will be “a number of serious disadvantages for tenants”.These include:Rents will rise as landlords seek to recoup the costs of referencing, deposit administration and inventories.The practice of high ‘month one rents’ in lieu of fees will increase.Block viewings rather than individual accompanied viewings will become the norm.Tenancy negotiations will need to simpler and more streamlined and less tailored.Tenants will have to provide their own references plus a lot of the information currently gathered by letting agents.Less help for tenants when Right to Rent enquiries become complicated or with utility bill and transfer problems.Property standards may fall as landlords do fewer repairs or refurbish properties less often.The Fair Fees Forum also makes the point that banning fees may lead to fewer letting agents, and also more landlords self-managing their property, thus taking many private rented sector properties away from the hands of agents – who are more regulated than landlords.“Finally, small landlords may simply quit the market when faced with the burden of adsorbing costs previously met by tenants, coupled with changes in SDLT and Mortgage Interest Relief,” the Fair Fees Forum document says.The Forum paints a gloomy picture for agents after the ban comes in, predicting that agents will be unable to maintain investment in staff training and developments, that many agents will downsize or de-skill teams. It also says more people will complain about agents and that healthy competition between agents will decrease – something that it says is already taking place.The Forum also says that a fees ban will lead to house-hunting tenants making multiple offers on properties, leading to “increased costs for landlords and agents through abortive and additional work”, it says.NALS fair fees forum February 24, 2017Nigel LewisOne commentSheila Manchester, The Negotiator The Negotiator 24th February 2017 at 11:40 amSome agents DO charge very high fees to tenants, some are indeed eye-watering, this is why there is such a fuss. Most people understand a fair fee is necessary, but it is the ones charging very high fees that are causing the problem. The lost fees will no doubt turn up elsewhere.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 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 2021last_img read more

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Ocean City Police Activity Report for August 2 to 8

first_imgAugust 5, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 163Motor Vehicle Stops: 26Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 14Alarms: 8The Police Department assisted with 15 fire and 18 EMS callsTheft, 300 block Seaspray Rd., at 11:13amTheft, 700 block Wesley Ave., at 12:08pmTheft, 800 block 8th St., at 1:21pmMotor vehicle accident, Route 52, at 5:49pmBurglary, 1500 block Bay Ave., at 6:52pmMotor vehicle accident, 1400 block Haven Ave., at 7:43pmTheft, 400 block Haven Ave., at 9:12pm August 2, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 183Motor Vehicle Stops: 27Motor Vehicle Accidents: 4Property Checks: 13Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire and 8 EMS callsTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 1:45amDWI, 700 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 2:54amMotor vehicle accident, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 9:23amBurglary, 2500 block West Ave., at 9:44amMotor vehicle accident, 10th St. & Wesley Ave., at 11:58amMotor vehicle accident, 900 block St. James Pl., at 1:02pmMotor vehicle accident, 11th St.; & West Ave., at 1:58pmTheft, Beach Rd., at 4:46pmTheft, Moorlyn Terr., at 5:16pm August 8, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 266Motor Vehicle Stops: 53Motor Vehicle Accidents: 6Property Checks: 47Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 8 EMS callsWarrant, 3400 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 7:38amTheft, 800 block St. James Pl., at 9:19amTheft, 1100 block Bay Ave., at 9:45amTheft, 34th St., at 11:48amMotor vehicle accident, 900 block Haven Ave., at 12:52pmMotor vehicle accident, 1200 block West Ave., at 1:08pmFraud, 1200 block West Ave., at 1:29pmMotor vehicle accident, Battersea Rd. & Wesley Rd., at 2:22pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Bay Ave., at 2:25pmMotor vehicle accident, 1500 block Central Ave., at 5:11pmAssault 600 block Asbury Ave., at 6:34pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 7th St., at 7:14pm August 6, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 174Motor Vehicle Stops: 24Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 17Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 5 EMS callsTheft, 900 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 1:02amDomestic violence, 700 block Battersea Rd., at 4:50amWarrant, 34th Street, one in custody, at 9:30amTheft, W. 10th St., at 11:31amTheft, 900 block Asbury Ave., at 12:33pmFraud, 100 block Bay Ave., at 1:15pmTheft, 700 block Pleasure Ave., at 4:00pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 4:48pmMotor vehicle accident, 100 block Ocean Ave., at 7:36pm August 3, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 201Motor Vehicle Stops: 30Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 29Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 18 Fire and 19 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 1700 block Simpson Ave., at 11:02amTheft, 800 block 7th St., at 12:45pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 12:46pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 1:42pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 1:42pmBurglary, 100 block Central Ave., at 4:28pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 8th St., at 7:13pmWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., at 8:30pm August 4, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 185Motor Vehicle Stops: 25Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 24Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 11 EMS callsTheft, 3800 block Bay Ave., at 9:26amWarrant, 2800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 11:30amMotor vehicle accident, 100 block 34th St., at 2:42pmDomestic violence, 400 block Haven Ave., at 4:25pmMotor vehicle accident, Walnut Rd. & Bay Ave., at 6:09pmAssault, 700 block Moorlyn Terr., at 6:33pmCDS, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 9:40pmCDS, 800 block Beach, one in custody, at 9:49pmFraud, 1700 block Asbury Ave., at 10:17pm August 7, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 174Motor Vehicle Stops: 27Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 20Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 9 EMS callsFight, 800 block St. Charles Pl., at 12:05amCDS, 800 block St. Charles Pl., one in custody, at 1:59pmMotor vehicle accident, Tennessee Ave., & Bay Ave., at 2:34pmMotor vehicle accident, 16th St. & Central Ave., at 6:12pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 7th St., at 7:41pmCDS, 2300 block Beach, at 9:25pmWarrant, 34th St., one in custody, at 11:57pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESAugust 2 – 8, 2015Calls for Service: 1346Daily Average: 192 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days.       Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations.Boardwalk merchants are reminded that they are only allowed to put merchandise for sale or display on the boardwalk during approved city events. Ocean City Police Departmentlast_img read more

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