ARLA has launched a new legal helpline to support members north of the Border; working closely with Scottish Government to ensure that Scottish lettings regulation measures are effective and practical.The regulatory landscape for letting agents in Scotland will see significant changes over the coming years with the introduction of a Letting Agent Code of Practice and Client Money Protection (CMP), membership of a redress scheme and professional qualifications – all due to come in force in 2018.ARLA is working with the Scottish Government to ensure that the regulation measures are effective, workable and practical. The final details of the qualification requirements are yet to be finalised by the Scottish Minister, however, ARLA expects that the most senior person in an agency with operation control over the lettings business will need to be qualified, as will one member of staff in each branch and the minimum level of training required is likely to be a SQCF credit-rated Level 6 Qualification.ARLA has also launched a new legal helpline to assist members in Scotland with the ever changing legislative landscape, particularly with the overhaul of tenancy law coming into force through the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.Nik Madan (left), President, Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) said, “We’re pleased that Scotland is moving towards sensible regulation in the sector, and have set out robust minimum training requirements to ensure a professional industry. To support members and non-members in Scotland, we have acted to create promotional packages that provide a simple and cost-effective route to becoming compliant with both the training and regulatory requirements. By improving our services and launching the new legal helpline we will provide Scottish members with support they need to tackle the ever- changing lettings industry.”new legal helpline Scottish Government Nik Madan ARLA Scottish lettings regulations ARLA regulations Scotland 2016-09-14The Negotiator Related articles QC tasked with investigating audit scandal at RICS14th April 2021 Qualifications battle kicks off as agents begin preparing for RoPA19th March 2021 Estate agents ‘expecting another Stamp Duty surge’, reports RICS11th March 2021What’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. Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Scottish lettings regulation – ARLA launches initiatives Scottish lettings regulation – ARLA launches initiatives14th September 20160688 Views
February 1, 2016 Leaders of navies from across the Pacific and Indian Ocean came to Hampshire, Great Britain for a series of talks on cooperation, security and trade in the region.The Pacific and Indian Oceans Shipping Working Group saw representatives attending from the navies of several nations including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the US.Other attendees were from France, Norway and a sister organisation representing four South American nations.The meeting looked at information sharing between navies in order to improve the security of trade by sea, as well as how to maintain close relations between military and civilian shipping in the two oceans.It was also an opportunity for the navies to plan for an exercise, called Bell Buoy, which will be held in UK waters for the first time as part of Exercise Joint Warrior in the Spring.The Royal Navy will also supply software for all the Pacific and Indian Ocean participants to interact with each other using a common platform – the first time this has ever been possible.Chairman of the group, Commander Michael Oomen of the Royal New Zealand Navy, said: “This working group has a dual function. The first is to develop doctrine and procedures so that different navies can share information in order to help protect merchant shipping. The second is to plan for an international exercise so that those navies have an opportunity to test their procedures for sharing information.”Held at Southwick House between January 26 and 29, the Pacific and Indian Ocean Shipping Working Group delegates were also treated to a tour of Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.[mappress mapid=”17656″] Back to overview,Home naval-today Pacific, Indian Ocean Navies gather in Great Britain Share this article View post tag: Pacific and Indian Ocean Working Group Pacific, Indian Ocean Navies gather in Great Britain Authorities View post tag: Royal Navy
Big Bad Data meets Wickedly Good Analytics, that’s the theme of #DDAC17 the Disney Data and Analytics Conference.Dell EMC, along with our partner Nvidia, sponsored the conference and spent most of our time talking with customers about the challenges of Big Bad Data. The Dell EMC Booth focused on the entire solutions track from Pivotal Application Development and Analytics to 14G PowerEdge Servers optimized for intensive data process and Dell EMC Isilon as the backend repository for massive amounts of data.I spent some time with Dan Baskette (@DBBaskette), Technical Marketing Manager Pivotal, April Berman, PowerEdge Acceleration and Memory, and Thomas Burns, CTO Dell EMC Media and Entertainment Division.The Source Podcast: Episode #99: Big Bad Data at #DDAC2017Audio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/DellEMC_The_Source_Episode_99_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)
The most dangerous part of your next outdoor adventure isn’t a bear, snake, or psychopath: it’s your ego. And the hardest part of your adventure isn’t the steep climb: it’s being okay with failure.That means: just chill. Enjoy your ride, run, or ramble. Remember you are in the woods or on the water because you enjoy nature. Here’s what I’ve learned from many years in the saddle: Don’t get too caught up in proving yourself. Push your limits, be realistic, be willing to progress into new skills, and be mindful. Stay present.“I really don’t think ego can survive in total presence,” says Stephens Farrell, an Asheville mountain biker and road cyclist. “Being present is a great way to box ego out, but if he can sneak in there, he will.”Farrell learned this lesson the hard way recently while screaming down a steep mountain road at 35 miles per hour trying to beat his personal best on Strava. That’s when a squirrel dashed out in front of his wheel, resulting in road rash, bruised ribs…and a bruised ego.“I just got flung onto the ground,” Farrell says. “Thank you, ego. Who’s gonna take care of you if you kill the host? I want to say I learned something from my experience…but I was obsessed with getting my personal best on each section. Nobody was with me. Who else was I racing? Ego!”It’s okay to push yourself sometimes, but always remember why you’re outdoors in the first place.“When I’m in the woods, it provides a tranquil setting for me to be in a quiet place of reflection,” says Trey Thomas, a local mountain biker who works at Industry Nine. “When you’re trying to one-up, rather than being content and appreciative of that quiet space or just being with your friends, and feel you have to prove yourself and show how cool you are, that’s when you get hurt. That’s when mistakes happen.”Anxiety and shame—drop them. To cover their ego’s vulnerability, people say things out loud like, “I haven’t been riding much lately”…”I can’t afford to hurt myself”…”I’m really hungover”…”I’m old”…”something is wrong with my bike”…”My wheels aren’t as big as yours.”“They’re being insecure of their own skills,” says Thomas. “They’re afraid of failing, and the company they’re keeping become aware of their insecurities as a rider.”What’s more embarrassing than not keeping up is making excuses for not keeping up. Truth is, the better the rider, the more inclined they are to kick everyone’s rump from the jacked up saddle of a 35-pound Huffy on its metal rims. Buying an expensive bike does not make up for lack of skill.Competition is a biological drive. It can be fun. It pushes us, it makes us better, and it feeds our insecurities. But also be mindful and aware of any dark secrets spurring it.The most dangerous boater on the river is the one who thinks he has to prove his knowledge and skills. This guy isn’t taking in the magical mists on the river. He doesn’t notice the soaring osprey. He is only concerned with how knowledgeable and flawless he appears to others.“Ego will only get you in trouble with Lady River,” says raft guide Dan Caylor. “It’s all fun and games until you take that one scary swim, and then you can understand what the river can really do to you.”Randy Manuel, an EMT and Wilderness First Responder instructor, says many people who are rescued from the woods often underestimated the adventure—or themselves. They attempt an A.T. thru-hike without ever having spent the night in the woods before. Or they have never learned to properly poop in the woods and end up sick.Learn to laugh at yourself when you fail or suck. Know when to say enough so you don’t get sloppy and hurt yourself. Ask how to do it better. If you see somebody hit a five-foot drop, marvel, but if you’ve never tried it before, start off with learning bunny hops over small logs or maybe a one-foot drop. Enjoy being in the woods moving your body and doing something fun with your friends.Truth is, no matter how great we are, there is always somebody better. It’s okay.So how can we lose the ego? Here are a few hard-earned hints:Stop and smell the roses. Your friends will wait for you at the next intersection.Find your pace and be willing to learn new skills patiently.Prepare yourself physically and mentally, so you can be more fully present and less focused on your fitness or limitations.When people with more experience offer advice, humbly thank them and ask more questions. Riding, running, climbing, hiking, and paddling with friends who possess better skills and stamina is a great way to get better quickly, but you also have to ask ego to take a back seat so that you can outwardly admit the truth: I’m not as fit as you are. I’m not as skilled as you are. I’m not as experienced as you are.Be willing to make mistakes. Be okay with fumbling around in an effort to learn something new.
By Dialogo July 16, 2013 PANAMA CITY, Panama – Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli said on July 16 counter-narcotics agents found suspected missile material on board a North Korea-flagged vessel they stopped en route from Cuba. Outlining a dramatic sequence of events, President Ricardo Martinelli said the ship was targeted by drug enforcement officials as it approached the Panama Canal and was taken into port, but a search revealed cargo of far greater concern. The vessel’s estimated 35-man crew also rioted when police stepped aboard, according to Martinelli, who said the suspicious goods were found hidden in a consignment of sugar. “The world needs to sit up and take note: You cannot go around shipping undeclared weapons of war through the Panama Canal,” he told Radio Panama. “We had suspected this ship, which was coming from Cuba and headed to North Korea, might have drugs aboard so it was brought into port for search and inspection [on the country’s Atlantic coast],” Martinelli added. Initial reports said the ship was boarded on July 12. “When we started to unload the shipment of sugar, we located containers that we believe to be sophisticated missile equipment, and that is not allowed,” Martinelli said. The ship, named Chong Chon Gang, is being held as are the crew, who not only resisted the approach from the Panamanian authorities but attempted to sabotage the search, he said. “The captain has tried to commit suicide, and the crew rioted” during the operation, Martinelli said. The boat was headed back to North Korea when it was stopped and taken to Manzanillo, east of the Atlantic opening of the Panama Canal, which is a major cargo distribution center. [AFP (Panama), 16/07/2013; Crítica (Panama), 15/07/2013]
The chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, a top legislator, and the governor’s general counsel will headline the Young Lawyer Division’s annual government symposium to be held next March at the University of Florida.YLD President Jamie Billotte Moses reported on that and other division activities, including an outreach to law students, to the Bar Board of Governors in October.For the symposium, which will be held during the YLD Board of Governors March 23-26 meeting in Gainesville, Moses said Chief Justice Barbara Pariente, gubernatorial General Counsel Rocky Rodriguez, and state Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, have agreed to participate. The topic will be the separation of powers, she said, and Bar President Alan Bookman will be the introductory speaker.As for other efforts, “This year we are networking more with the law schools,” Moses said. “We have prepared a seminar on ‘Getting Ahead Without Losing Your Head.’”That program shows opportunities for getting involved in Bar work and advice on how to avoid problems when the students begin practicing law.“The seminar has been very well-received,” Moses said, noting it has been held at several law schools and will be presented to all schools by the end of the Bar year.On other matters, Moses said:• The YLD is exploring a second minority law student picnic in the Orlando area or alternating the location of the annual picnic now held in Miami to give better access to law school students in the northern part of the state, she said. The idea came up after Moses offered to pay the gas costs so 20 University of Florida students could attend the October 1 event in Miami.• The YLD’s planned retreat to discuss changes to its Practicing with Professionalism program, including the end to the deferral for government lawyers from taking the course, was postponed. Moses said it had been scheduled for October 28 in Tampa, but uncertainties about where Hurricane Wilma would hit forced the delay. She said the event will be rescheduled for January.• The YLD’s annual affiliate outreach program will be held at the division’s January 12-15 meeting at Cape Canaveral. Moses said the Florida Bar Foundation has given the division a grant, which will allow it to double the monetary awards the division gives to local bar young lawyer sections and law school projects that serve the public’s charitable needs. That money sometimes is the only funding some programs get, she said, and submissions are expected for organizations from all over the state as well as all 10 law schools. November 15, 2005 Regular News YLD’s annual government symposium set for March YLD’s annual government symposium set for March
Participants will compete on rFactor 2 simulator software from their own homes and in a ‘battle royale’ format where the last placed driver after each lap is eliminated until only 10 remain for a final sprint to the line.Two separate races will be held, one with the regular teams and drivers and the other for ‘gamers and influencers’ who can try and win real-life track time in a Formula E car at a race weekend.One of those aiming to win that prize is British racer Charlie Martin, who also hopes to become the first transgender driver to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.The challenge will be run over nine consecutive weekends, starting with a non-scoring test event on April 18 involving at least 14 current drivers.”I think it’s really exciting to race these guys again, my rivals, obviously from home,” DS Techeetah’s Portuguese driver and series leader Antonio Felix Da Costa told reporters on a conference call.”I’ve been having a lot of fun in the sim [simulator] and all of these challenges are welcome. It’s a great way to keep our minds sharp.”Topics : Formula E launched an esports ‘Race at Home Challenge’ series on Wednesday involving regular race drivers and gamers in the absence of any real track action due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The all-electric series follows other championships, such as Formula One and MotoGP, in using virtual racing to fill the void left by the coronavirus.Formula E’s version also aims to raise funds for UNICEF after the announcement on Tuesday of a partnership with the UN children’s fund’s global coronavirus appeal.
October 17, 2017 Governor’s Advisory Council Seeks to Fill Opening on Fish and Boat Commission SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Environment, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking qualified candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the board of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission from the Forth District, which includes Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin and Somerset counties.The district has been represented with distinction by Leonard L. Lichvar, of Boswell, Somerset County, since December 16, 2009.“The Governor is reaching out to the anglers and boaters of central Pennsylvania to find a diverse group of qualified applicants, one of which will fill this vacancy,” said Robb Miller, director of the advisory council. “We’re encouraging anyone interested in volunteering on the board to send us a letter that describes their qualifications and experience, along with a copy of their professional resume.”Per the Fish and Boat Code, to qualify as a commissioner, the applicant must be a resident of the district and be well informed on the subjects of conservation, restoration, fishing, and boating. The term of service is four years and members may serve three consecutive terms upon being nominated by the Governor and confirmed by a majority of the members of the Pennsylvania Senate.While commissioners are not compensated, they do receive travel reimbursement.Individuals interested in applying for this seat should send their materials to Robb Miller, 400 Market Street, 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301. Individuals can also email the information to Robb Miller at [email protected] resumes and cover letters must be received by Thursday, December 15, 2017.
60 Doggett St, Newstead.Entry to the lower level leads past the cellar and beyond to the main living areas including a kitchen and living and dining space. 60 Doggett St, Newstead.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe kitchen is appointed with Carrara marble bench tops, an integrated Sub-Zero fridge, breakfast bar and Miele appliances. Built-in cabinetry, an artistic chandelier and an integrated Bang & Olufsen TV entertainment system decorate the dining and living area, with sliding glass doors with double-height glazing inviting natural light inside and opening to a covered balcony with a glass balustrade and city skyline vistas. Along the right of the level a hallway gives access to a powder room and laundry with a Miele washing machine and dryer. A study is at the end of the hallway, including built-in desks and access to the balcony. 60 Doggett St, Newstead.Upstairs contains another study along with three bedrooms, all with walk-in wardrobes, electric curtains and ensuites. The ensuites are finished with Carrara marble bench tops, while having frameless tinted-glass rain showers and stylish Roger Seller tapware. To the rear of the floor, one of the bedrooms also has a private balcony with views towards the CBD and across to Newstead and Teneriffe Hill. At the sought-after One Oak Newstead development, the apartment has two covered parking spaces along with access to a residents’ 14m swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym and an Italian sundeck with plush loungers. There is also concierge-style on-site management, with dry cleaning, car washing and dog walking services. 60 Doggett St, Newstead.IN Brisbane’s inner city, just over $1.65million can buy you two levels of luxurious double-storey penthouse living.The three bedroom, three bathroom, double car garage property is in One Oak Newstead at 60 Doggett Street in highly popular Newstead.The luxurious Newstead penthouse apartment combines open-plan living and high quality inclusions with an enviable inner-city location. Spanning two levels, it has a climate-controlled wine cellar, timber flooring and warm wooden finishes throughout. 60 Doggett St, Newstead.Agent Jennifer Lockley of Teneriffe Realty said the residence embraced timeless elegance and was the epitome of luxury.“Skilfully incorporating generous open-plan living areas and more intimate spaces with luxurious, high-quality details throughout, the penthouse’s interiors meet every lifestyle requirement, from private relaxation to entertaining guests,” Ms Lockley said. Inspections are by appointment with the price sitting in the $1.65m-plus range.
Final piping and instrumentation work on the SM 71 F platform is nearing completion. Production start-up is targeted for March 2018. It is anticipated that the three wells will utilize a high percentage of the SM 71 F platform’s oil and gas production capacity.Otto’s managing director, Matthew Allen, said: “We are pleased with the progress being made by the joint venture operator, Byron Energy, in readying the recent discoveries in SM 71 for first production.“Otto’s approach of investing in ready to drill, close to infrastructure prospects in the prolific Gulf of Mexico has delivered an excellent outcome at SM 71. Otto is working towards adding to the portfolio of opportunities in this region to continue the early success that has been achieved.” The F1 well is the first of three completions to be undertaken on the SM 71 F platform. Otto said that the Ensco 68 was preparing to skid into position over the SM 71 F2 well and completion operations in the B65 Sand would begin immediately. The SM 71 F3 well will be the last well completed for production.Production in March Byron Energy has completed the SM 71 F1 well in the South Marsh Island Block 71 (SM 71) lease in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana. The well is now ready for production.Byron Energy is the operator of the SM 71 lease with a 50 percent working interest and the other 50 percent interest in the lease is held by Otto Energy.Otto Energy said on Thursday that a 70-foot measured depth interval of the D5 Sand was perforated on February 16 and sand control measures were pumped across the interval on February 18.After rigging down the pumping equipment, 2 7/8″ production tubing was run in the well. All operations were successful, and after a short flow back that recovered completion fluids and oil, the F1 well was shut in by closing a surface controlled subsurface safety valve.The Ensco 68 drilling rig was repositioned over the F1 well and operations to complete the well as a producing well began earlier this month.Otto further said added that no production rates were determined during this phase of the project due to limited oil storage tank capacity currently on location. As each well is hooked into the production manifold and SM 71 lease pipelines, it will be individually tested, and optimal rates will be established based on reservoir pressure drawdown.SM 71 F platform (Image by Otto)