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Rent and tenant board told to do their work or resign

first_imgLocalNews Rent and tenant board told to do their work or resign by: – March 21, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 40 Views   4 comments Prime Minister Skerrit. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has lashed out at land lords in Dominica, who he says are taking advantage of their tenants.Prime Minister Skerrit told Government in Focus radio program recently, that tenants are paying for homes with less than adequate living facilities.He says the members of the Rent and Tenancy Boards are not conducting their duties properly.“I am sending a public message to the rent and tenant board that they have to do their work. There are too many people in this country who are being taken advantage of by land lords. People are living in less than adequate housing with no running water, no lights, poor washrooms, pipes are burst and landlords are refusing to fix it, leaking roofs, sinking floors and people are paying a lot of money for these homes. I don’t think it is right to have persons living in these conditions”.Skerrit said if members of the board wish to have their services discontinued, they should resign. “They have to do their work and protect the people of this country. Too many of these landlords are knocking two pieces of plywood’s together and renting that for 500 a month. It is not fair to the people. It is not fair to the single mothers who are working hard to make ends meet,” he said.The prime minister said he is willing to find someone who is willing to do the job of the rent and the tenancy board because they “are obviously not doing their work”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Taiwan bridge collapses; 6 persons injured

first_imgTAIPEI – A bridge collapsed into a harborin northeastern Taiwan, crushing several fishing boats with some crew fearedtrapped, according to authorities. The bridge, which carries traffic overthe busy fishing port, damaged three fishing boats and two vehicles, includingan oil tanker around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officials said.   At least nine people fell into thewater and seven were rescued, Taiwan’s Central News Agency said. Six peoplewere seriously injured.     A damaged car and debris from the collapsed Nanfang’ao Bridge are seen after a typhoon hit Su’ao in Yilan county, Taiwan on Oct. 1. XINMEI LIVE SEAFOOD VIA REUTERS Late on Monday, typhoon Mitag, packingmaximum winds of 162 kph (100 mph), swept past northeastern Taiwan, injuring 12people and cutting power to over 66,000 homes, with more than 150 flightscanceled.(Reuters)last_img read more

Man City face critical appeal against two-season European ban

first_imgPep Guardiola put his players through their paces this weekend.Read Also: Dutch legend confirms contact over Barcelona jobIf they are excluded, fifth would be good enough for the riches of next season’s Champions League, which are all the more valuable during the economic crisis caused by coronavirus.Just six points separate United from Crystal Palace in 11th leaving plenty to play for in the final nine games of the season once the Premier League restarts on June 17.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Kevin De Bruyne’s future could be placed in doubt if Man City’s appeal fails“Two years would be long. One year is something I might be able to cope with,” De Bruyne told Het Laatste Nieuws last month.City banked 93 million euros from prize money and television rights alone by reaching the quarter-finals of last season’s Champions League.The added loss of gate receipts and commercial revenue would make it extremely difficult for the club to meet FFP regulations in the future without cutting costs.City have steadfastly refuted UEFA’s allegations.“Based on our experience and our perception, this seems to be less about justice and more about politics,” said CEO of the City Football Group Ferran Soriano.UEFA has been under pressure, most publicly from La Liga president Javier Tebas, to impose a harder line on clubs backed by states, like City and Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain.European football’s governing body also have plenty riding on the case. Lose the appeal and the future of UEFA’s FFP regulations will be called into question.– Premier League impact –The hearing will be held by videoconference due to coronavirus restrictions from Monday to Wednesday.If no verdict is immediately announced after the hearing, the decision “could be made during the month of July,” said Matthieu Reeb, secretary general of CAS.Even if City’s appeal to CAS fails, the English champions could present a further appeal before the Swiss Federal Court.A delayed outcome would leave a cloud hanging over the return of the Premier League season.City seem certain to secure Champions League qualification on the field with a 12-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United. Loading… However, billions of investment in players and managers has not yet been able to deliver the club’s first ever Champions League title. City are still involved in this season’s competition and will be allowed to compete should the 2019⁄20 edition of Champions League return in August no matter the outcome of the appeal. – Financial hit – But a two-season ban from the competition would represent a huge blow to the club’s prestige, finances and hope of hanging onto manager Pep Guardiola and key players like Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.center_img City are accused of overstating sponsorship revenue to hide that they had not complied with UEFA’s financial fair play (FFP) rules between 2012 and 2016 and were also handed a 30 million euro ($34 million, £27 million) fine. UEFA’s case was prompted when German magazine Der Spiegel published a series of leaked emails in 2018 that purported to show how City manufactured extra sponsorship revenue from a series of companies with connections to the club’s Abu Dhabi-based owner Sheikh Mansour. Under the Sheikh’s ownership, City’s fortunes have been transformed from perennially living in the shadow of local rivals Manchester United to winning four Premier League titles in the past eight years.Advertisement Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European competition will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from Monday in a case of wide-reaching repercussions.last_img read more

Mason keen to succeed at Spurs

first_img A product of the Spurs academy, the midfielder made his debut for the club as a late substitute in the UEFA Cup as they won 1-0 at NEC Nijmegen in November 2008. Remarkably, it took nigh on six years – and loan spells at five different clubs – before finally making his first league appearance for the club, which even more astonishingly came for the 23-year-old as a starter in Saturday’s north London derby at Arsenal. Ryan Mason would not still be a Tottenham player if previous managers had their way – knock-backs which have fuelled his determination to succeed under Mauricio Pochettino. Press Association That is certainly a marked change from previous regimes, when desire and self-belief was the only thing keeping Mason at White Hart Lane “Obviously there have been times when I have questioned whether I would have to move away,” he said. “I’ve had a few opportunities to leave, but I wanted to play for Spurs so bad that I never really wanted to think about leaving. “I wanted to stay and give it a go and see what happened. Like I said, the change in manager helped me. “If previous managers were still in charge, maybe I wouldn’t be here.” Pochettino was full of praise for Mason after his impressive Premier League debut on a night which saw Jan Vertonghen start alongside Younes Kaboul. There has been talk of the Belgian having a strained relationship with the Spurs boss – suggestions which perplexed the former defender. “No, no, no,” Pochettino said. “Maybe because I pick players in different games but any problem with Jan, this is wrong. “We have a lot of games ahead and need to see and analyse the performance and analyse the situation after the game, maybe tired, maybe some problem, and after you need to manage. We have a strong squad and this is important.” The 1-1 draw capped a whirlwind week for Mason, which began with playing for the Under-21s at Sunderland and ended at the Emirates Stadium, via a match-changing wonder goal as Nottingham Forest were edged out of the Capital One Cup 3-1. “It’s been a massive week for me with three games in five days,” he said. “I played for the reserves on Monday, then against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday and here.” That Forest match was just his fifth Spurs appearance and a first opportunity to feature under Pochettino – one which would no doubt have come sooner had it not been for injury curtailing an impressive pre-season. Mason thought ‘oh, here we go again’ at that point, but was also confident chances would be forthcoming under the former Argentina international after seeing him in action at Southampton. “I thought his appointment was promising,” he said. “He’s the type of gaffer that if you’re training well and playing well then you’ll get a chance to play. “That’s important, especially for me as a homegrown lad. “There are not many managers in the Premier League willing to put homegrown players in and trust them.” last_img read more

Three PBSO Deputies Hospitalized Due to Chemical Spill

first_imgThree PBSO deputies have been hospitalized after being exposed to chemicals from a mold remediation project in an unoccupied mobile home at the Seminole Colony Mobile Home Park in suburban West Palm Beach.Officials said the home was being treated for mold using a chemical that contains formaldehyde.The smell overcame three deputies when they arrived on scene, and those deputies were taken to the hospital.PBC Hazmat crew responds to SEMINOLE Colony community off Okeechobee Boulevard. Possibly one person transported. @WPTV pic.twitter.com/LEvrDOzPV6— Tania Rogers (@TaniaRogerswptv) May 28, 2019 Fire Rescue officials said the area has been cleared, and there is no danger to the community anymore.The Department of Environmental Protection will come out to collect the chemical.last_img

Primary Election Day, Polls Are Open

first_imgToday is Primary Election day in Florida.  The polls are now open and will close at 7:00 p.m.If you have not mailed your vote-by-mail ballot, you still have time to hand-deliver it to the Supervisor of Elections office.Palm Beach County supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartore Link says voters can feel very safe from the coronavirus while casting their ballot today.Hand sanitizer, single-use pens, plexi partitions are all in place to assure protection from the virus.Link on safe votingYou can click here for all your election information needs, including wait times at the polls.last_img

Assessing the World Cup’s importance to football trading

first_imgShare The Russian World Cup has been nothing short of enthralling, and with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi exiting the tournament early, it’s provided a stage for emerging talents to establish themselves as stars of world football.Football INDEX Chief Marketing Officer Mike Bohan spoke to SBC about how the World Cup and Football INDEX can provide an innovative platform for fans with an eye for an emerging talent, as well as what advice he’d give to football traders looking to maximise the tournament.SBC: Can you tell us a little bit about how big an opportunity the World Cup is for football traders?Mike Bohan: The first thing to say is that Football INDEX is the only place you can bet on football 24/7- 365 days a year; so whilst the sunshine and World Cup has of course been a glorious time for us there is never really a bad time to get involved in Football INDEX.Our platform has shares available in every single player who has participated at the World Cup. There have been some surprises both in the risers and fallers, both of which present opportunities to our traders. We’ve seen a huge volume of trades, high influx of new customers and great social media engagement during the tournament. With England’s involvement in the latter stages of the competition it’s a trend expected to continue. SBC: How much can a big World Cup performance or crucial tournament goal help increase a player’s value?MB: Ronaldo’s crucial last minute free kick equaliser against Spain is a good example. Though he’s a relatively expensive player on the Football INDEX platform he shot up 5% in a matter of minutes after the goal. Players with a lower share price obviously see more dramatic rises in value. However, it’s not just about players buy/sell value, we pay out dividends to shareholders of players who top our Media and Matchday rankings every single day of the year. These range from 12p per share held down to 2p depending on the volume and importance of the games each day. When you consider the potential capital growth, plus dividends, and factor in that players shares are available for as little as 25p, the World Cup has seen traders pocket a very tidy return all round.  SBC: Can you tell us more about how the World Cup can give lesser known players an unrivalled opportunity to emerge and become household names in world football, and what does this mean for football traders? MB: For recreational fans in the UK who may not watch the Spanish, German or other leagues week-in-week-out, the World Cup is such a big stage. Of course everyone knows the big names, but there has been lots of value to pick up lower down the market particularly in the African players. SBC: Can you give us some examples of players who’ve seen their stock rise substantially after key World Cup moments?MB: Kylian Mbappé’s brace of goals against Argentina saw his share price rise 70p to £6.23 and 11% increase in a matter of minutes, plus those who bought him were also paid out dividends that day. Put in perspective if you owned 500 shares in Mbappé’ before kick off you could’ve cashed out £350 profit on the day, or hung on for an even bigger cash out price. At the time of writing he’s trading at £6.78 a 23% increase in just a matter of days.SBC: What advice would you give traders looking to maximise the opportunity that the World Cup brings?MB: My advice would be to look beyond the World Cup and into next season. Traders who take a medium to long term view tend to trade more profitably than those who are in it for a day trading experience, but of course there are opportunities in both. A blend of short term speculation and longer-term positions to hold make the ideal portfolio. Ultimately, it’s up to each individual trader and that’s the beauty of Football INDEX – there really is nothing else like it in the market which provides such an extended entertainment value, intellectual satisfaction, and of course those all-important cash profits. StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit Neil Banbury: 32Red – Gambling operators can do more than just support a club’s performance on the football pitch April 17, 2019 Golden Race launches La Libertadores virtual football cup April 30, 2019 Interwetten targets €100 million GGR mark for 2019 August 5, 2019last_img read more

LA Lakers’ Brandon Ingram misses second half of loss to Utah Jazz

first_imgMoments after the win over the Rockets, Russell saw Walton talking to reporters and yelled out, “Luke’s 1-0 baby!” Walton rolled his eyes.Two days later, the Lakers fell to 1-1.Nonetheless, the Lakers still stayed competitive. After Walton yanked his starters, the Lakers’ reserves held the Jazz to a 2-of-7 clip and forced two turnovers for the next seven minutes. With Walton allowing his starters back in, the Lakers stayed within single digits.But after Russell made a layup to cut the Jazz’s lead to 83-81 with 4:22 left, the Lakers missed their next two shots, committed two turnovers and allowed an uncontested layup and 3-pointer.After Luol Deng cut Utah’s lead to 91-87 with 1:06 left, Russell drew a foul before missing an open 3-pointer at the top of the key. “If Russell’s open, I’m fine with him shooting,” Walton said. “If it’s a contested jump shot, I would prefer he move the ball side to side at least once or twice.”All of this taught the Lakers how to close out another tight game. They also still have yet to grasp how to defend, allowing Utah to post 46 points in the paint and convert on 20 second-chance points. The Lakers also committed 28 fouls. That explains why Walton’s preparation has focused on two things. His film sessions highlight mistakes on team defense. Walton’s assistants often show film to players individually to show their own defensive miscues. “It’s just getting more reps, staying on the guys when they don’t do things right and continuing to have a good effort,” Walton said. “A lot of the guys are young and are still learning how to play with NBA guys.” The Lakers showed that on Friday against Utah. They can only hope Ingram can experience that same learning curve on the court instead of on the sideline. The Lakers will surely monitor Ingram’s progress, but at least they did not find a sprain in his knee. He also sat on the Lakers’ bench during the second half and walked without limping during timeouts.From the bench, Ingram saw the early growing pains of a young team trying to forge an identity. D’Angelo Russell posted nine points on a 3-of-14 clip and committed as many turnovers (four) as assists (five). Julius Randle and Timofey Mozgov each collected technical fouls, while Mozgov had five fouls in the first half. It became so ugly that Lakers coach Luke Walton removed his starters while trailing 54-44 with 8:21 left in the third quarter. That made Walton sound clairvoyant when he downplayed the team’s season-opening win against the Houston Rockets. “The challenge is letting that go,” Walton said before Friday’s game. “We can’t feel good. We have to be hungry and want more. If you’re holding onto that feeling, that’s not the mindset we want.” SALT LAKE CITY >> The concerns initially centered on how well Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram would handle the demanding NBA schedule and hostile road environments. Instead, a more serious issue loomed in Ingram’s first NBA road game. The No. 2 overall pick missed the entire second half of the Lakers’ 96-89 loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday at Vivint Smart Home Arena because of a sore right knee.Ingram first asked out of the game with 3:49 of the first quarter after spending less than a minute on the court. Doctors cleared Ingram to return to the game after determining he had simply felt a twinge in his right knee. After re-entering the game wearing a protective sleeve on his knee with 9:15 left in the second quarter, Ingram lasted for only about four minutes. Doctors re-evaluated Ingram at halftime and then decided to shut him down. He finished with two points on 1-of-2 shooting and four minutes.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Caribbean Series moved to Panama from Venezuela amid political unrest

first_imgThe 2019 Caribbean Series has been moved to Panama because of ongoing political unrest in Venezuela, the Caribbean Professional Baseball Leagues Confederation announced Monday (via MLB.com).This year’s tournament, the 61st edition of the Caribbean Series, will be played Feb. 4-10 in Panama City, according to MLB.com, which added “(t)he schedule of games and format of the event is under review by the member leagues” and a decision will be announced Tuesday. The series traditionally is played each February and pits the champions of the winter leagues in Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela against each other.The event originally was scheduled to start Saturday and run through Feb. 8 in Barquisimeto, a city in northwestern Venezuela. Related News Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto denies allegations of sexism, racism When the confederation announced Sunday that the event wouldn’t be contested in Venezuela, it was unclear if it could be relocated.MLB previously had strongly recommended that players and staff not travel to Venezuela for the tournament.Sunday’s announcement that the tournament would be moved from Venezuela comes amid political turmoil in that country as president Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are claiming leadership. Demonstrations began Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of at least a dozen.last_img read more