Mortgage approvals edge up

first_img Mortgage approvals edge up MORTGAGE approvals unexpectedly increased to their largest number in four months in November, the Bank of England revealed yesterday.The Bank also released data on the money supply, with its favoured measure increasing by 0.2 per cent on the previous month, and 3.5 per cent year-on-year in the three months to November.And after a fall in October, the number of loans for house purchases rose to 48,019 for the month.The number of loans for remortgaging shot up to 34,262, from 30,429 the previous month. The figures mirrored last month’s survey from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) which showed far greater annual growth in mortgage lending in November (3.2 per cent) than in October (0.8 per cent).However, the slim rise is “nothing to write home about,” according to Hetal Mehta of Daiwa Capital.And consumer credit fell by £0.1bn in November, the Bank reported. Yet confidence in the economy improved in November, according to an IPSOS Mori survey that showed UK confidence rose by three per cent.“This is also an endorsement of the deficit reduction plan,” said Ashish Prashar of Ipsos MORI. “The public seem to be saying that dealing with this deficit is not an alternative to growth — the two go hand in hand.” whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share Tuesday 4 January 2011 7:37 pm More From Our Partners Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Esports betting operator Luckbox prepares Toronto listing

first_img Esports betting operator Luckbox is preparing to list on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange, having accelerated its plans due to “booming business” during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. Email Address Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Video gaming Esports betting operator Luckbox is preparing to list on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange, having accelerated its plans due to “booming business” during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.The Isle of Man-based business has signed a letter of intent with capital pool company Elephant Hill, a TSX-listed shell company through which private businesses can go public.According to the agreement, Luckbox’s shareholders will receive 32,200,142 Elephant Hill shares, priced at CAD$0.42 per share, and 2,076,143 Elephant Hill share purchase warrants.
The companies have appointed Gravitas Securities as lead agent bookrunner for a brokered private placement of subscription receipts, though which it aims to raise at least CAD$2m, with a CAD$1m over-allotment option.Gravitas, alongside Beacon Securities, has also been appointed by Luckbox to lead a short funding round ahead of the combination.Upon completion of the transaction, Elephant Hill’s existing directors will resign, and be replaced by a five-member board jointly appointed by the two companies.Luckbox said that it had moved forward with its plans to list, after seeing esports betting activity spike amid the disruption caused by Covid-19. At a time when almost all major competitions have been suspended or cancelled, it has seen total bets increase 500% since countries began going into lockdown.“All of our key performance indicators have been through the roof in the past three months,” Luckbox chief executive Quentin Martin said. “We’ve seen a huge uptick in KPIs across the board. “As well as an increase in customers and betting activity, we’ve seen a huge level of interest from potential investors, who are realizing that esports is resilient to many of the forces that affect traditional sports, not least Covid-19 and a potential recession.”Luckbox pointed out that esports was seen as the sport with the highest grow potential, and one which had flourished under lockdown. It noted that Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch had reported an 80% increase in viewership since January, with gaming platform Steam reporting record user numbers for the year to date.Luckbox, which is licensed by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, offers real-money betting on popular esports titles such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Dota 2, Overwatch, as well as sport sims Fifa and NBA2K.“The potential of esports betting is well documented and these past few months have brought that into sharper focus, accelerating the numbers,” Martin added.“Many fans of traditional sports have been exposed to the excitement of esports for the first time and, hopefully, they like what they see and will be sticking around.” Regions: Canada Ontario Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Tags: Video Gaming Esports betting operator Luckbox prepares Toronto listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 20th May 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

P-K House / Pichler & Traupmann Architekten

first_img P-K House / Pichler & Traupmann Architekten Projects Austria Houses P-K House / Pichler & Traupmann ArchitektenSave this projectSaveP-K House / Pichler & Traupmann Architekten Save this picture!© Lisa Rastl+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Pichler & Traupmann Architekten Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  269 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePichler & Traupmann ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustriaPublished on September 16, 2011Cite: “P-K House / Pichler & Traupmann Architekten” 16 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?P-K House是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Austria “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2010 Photographs Photographs:  Lisa RastlText description provided by the architects. The P-K House is oriented north-south and located in a setting in southern Burgenland, which has an agricultural character that has to be preserved. Save this picture!© Lisa RastlThe approach driveway from the road comes from the north-west and cuts into the terrain. It starts with an embankment on both sides and is then flanked by a retaining wall that, as a building element, rises continuously out of the ground, reaching story height towards the entrance. Save this picture!© Lisa RastlOn the lower floor (entrance level) the volume of the building is almost completely embedded in the terrain and is revealed as a full storey only at the entrance area. Free-spanning roof slabs near the garage entrance are green roofs. A section of roof slab that is tilted slightly towards the west takes up the incline of the slope, developing a moderate differentiation of heights, and at the same time varying the ceiling heights in the interior. Save this picture!© Lisa RastlThe upper living level with the private living areas is set completely free. Large areas of glazing, some of them extending the full height of the room, form largely transparent spaces that are bathed in daylight. Generously dimensioned terraces connect to the outdoor space, which in the immediate surroundings of the house is designed as a garden.Save this picture!© Lisa RastlProject gallerySee allShow lessTaiwan Tower Proposal / BNKR ArquitecturaArticlesPassenger Terminal Building Proposal / IN&EDIT ArchitectureArticles Share Year: last_img read more

Rocky House / Base Architecture

first_imgCopyHouses•Redland Bay, Australia Lead Architects: Australia Projects Architects: Base Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Christopher Frederick Jones Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Rocky House / Base ArchitectureSave this projectSaveRocky House / Base Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Lighting: Houses Landscaping: Year:  Builder: cactus & HILL Landscape Architecture Rocky House / Base Architecture Manufacturers: Lysaght, Viridian, Astra Walker, Cararra, Quarried, Rosewood Shawn Godwin, Chris Kolka CGH Construction Structural Engineer: 2016 Caribou “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones+ 35 Share Area:  470 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard City:Redland BayCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesText description provided by the architects. Initially the brief was for a unique family home that focused on a clean simple design, with a close connection to outdoor spaces. The desire was for a home that was bright and open, with generous rooms that naturally flowed into each other and into the landscape. This brief was predominantly communicated by the client through images of mid-century modernist buildings.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe client also expected to be able to see that every detail of every space in the house had been given consideration, which is a reflection on his own passion for creating at a 1:1 scale. Different spaces throughout the design all needed to tell a different story, yet the design needed to feel consistent throughout. At times, the house should feel grand, expansive, lively, and relaxing yet quiet and calming depending on the space the user is inhabiting.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesPerched on top of a hill exposed to some strong prevailing winds, an L-shaped plan pushes living spaces out to the extremities to sit within the view while bedrooms are flanked along the crest of the hill to shelter a northern courtyard. Given the expansive site and location of the house, each elevation needed to be understood as a having its own character without there being a 'back of house' to hide away. While there are so many longer vistas to take in around the site, there also needed to be key connections within the dwelling itself and to the immediate outdoor spaces.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesSave this picture!Ground Level PlanSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesMonolithic bluestone spine walls rise up out of the ground, only to be intersected by floating concrete planes. All that separates the hovering plane and the Carrara marble clad floor are full height timber framed glazing which provides minimal delineation between inside and out, while white rendered walls fade into the background. The material palette is simple and consistent both inside and out. The only variation to this is the bedroom wing of the house, where the shift in colours, materials and even the openness of the design is a cue to the change in the level of privacy inside.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe home was always considered as a long term family home, which dictated several planning considerations. For the current family with young children, the bedrooms are all on one level. As the family matures, the parents will be able to retreat upstairs, leaving a guest bedroom with two way ensuite for future flexibility. A rumpus space for the kids will also evolve soon into a space for home schooling. Due to the client being heavily involved in a booming business it also needed to have the functionality of a home office without that space feeling like it takes anything away from the feeling of a family home. The response to this was to sneak a study behind a heavy stone door, so visitors are hidden from this dual purpose.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesProject gallerySee allShow lessYing Gallery Renovation / Praxis d’ArchitectureSelected ProjectsTadao Ando to Design Art Museum Inside Historic Domed Structure in ParisArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeBase ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRedland BayAustraliaPublished on June 28, 2017Cite: “Rocky House / Base Architecture” 28 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Casa de Sombra / Bade Stageberg Cox

first_imgArchDaily Projects Houses Casa de Sombra / Bade Stageberg Cox Year:  Engineering:Scott WilliamsonConsultants:Tri-County PoolsDesign Team:Timothy Bade, Jane Stageberg, Martin Cox, Rob Bundy, Eimear ArthurCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Whit PrestonRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. BSC’s design of this 5,000 SF house for a family of 7 explores the integration of indoor and outdoor living in response to the high temperatures and rainfall of Austin, TX, balancing solidity and weight with lightness and transparency.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonThe site, in one of Austin’s fast-growing suburban neighborhoods, is situated on a limestone bluff 8 feet higher than the street, affording the house a surprising degree of privacy, and views over the neighboring houses to downtown Austin. A stand of mature Live Oak trees on one side and an Ash on the other provide vital shading.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonThe house is organized around a central pool courtyard, to create an outdoor gathering space for the family and their many guests. The courtyard is exquisitely private, light-filled and animated through the permeable skin of the rooms encircling it. Large windows and sliding doors provide cross-ventilation and connect the interior social spaces to outdoor rooms, the front courtyard and backyard.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Whit PrestonA double-height living room has movable shutters to provide sun control while letting dappled light in to animate the interiors. The shutters, fabricated by a local metalworker, are formed from water-jet cut aluminum panels inspired by moon phase charts. The perforations are bent at random angles to form a light-reflecting louver at each opening. BSC adapted the perforated design for the carport screen, courtyard gates, entry gate (in weathering steel) and custom exterior light fixtures. Their patterned shadows heighten one’s sense of the passing of the day.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonSun-tracking computer modeling enabled us to calibrate the extended roof planes that maintain visual connections between inside and out, to minimize solar heat gain in the summer and allow passive heating in winter. Designed to respond to the local climate, Casa de Sombra conforms to the latest LEED standards. The sloping roof planes direct rainwater to a 3,000-gallon underground cistern, to irrigate the planted areas of the site, while terraced weathering steel ‘rain gardens’ collect run-off for desert plantings. A zoned split HVAC system and extra insulation allow the house to outperform local energy code. Zero VOC products and low-flow plumbing fixtures add to its sustainable performance.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Whit PrestonThe structure consists of wood framing augmented with exposed steel columns and cantilevered steel beams. BSC chose natural materials for their sensory qualities; the warm red-brown of mesquite, the cool smoothness of ground concrete floors, the powdery quality of sanded aluminum, the raw solidity of board-form concrete and weathering steel. The materials create a palette that will patina over time and endure in a desert climate.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Images of Chicago’s Tallest Residential Rental Tower RevealedArchitecture NewsHampshire House / Niall McLaughlin ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Whit Preston+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Bade Stageberg Cox Casa de Sombra / Bade Stageberg CoxSave this projectSaveCasa de Sombra / Bade Stageberg Cox Photographs:  Whit Preston Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Sustainability•Austin, United States Manufacturers: Sonneman, Aguado Stone, Brian Chilton Design, Tri-County Pools United States CopyAbout this officeBade Stageberg CoxOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityAustinUnited StatesPublished on March 15, 2019Cite: “Casa de Sombra / Bade Stageberg Cox” 15 Mar 2019. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architects: Area:  5000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” 2016 Architects: Bade Stageberg Cox Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 24, 2016

first_img Dry for the start of this week with no rain in the forecast today, tomorrow and most of Wednesday. A cool front swept into the state last night, so temps today are going to be cooler than yesterday, but we do not expect anything too overly dramatic. Our next front arrives Wednesday. While we do not think the best precipitation moves in until the evening and overnight, we do see a chance of some scattered light activity as the clouds build over the northern quarter of the state through the day Wednesday. Rains up north can be a few hundredths to a tenth or two with only 30% coverage during daytime hours Wednesday. Then, rains of .25”-.5” move through Wednesday night with coverage at 80%. This will be a nice, sweeping batch of rain for the state.Behind that moisture, we see no additional rain Thursday, but we may not dry down right away. Then for Friday into Saturday, we see an additional wave of action that brings .1-.4” rains to about 40% of the state, and then .25”-1” rains with 50% coverage following that up on Sunday. These two additional systems would skew their better coverage over the northern half to two thirds of the state, but they are not exceptional looking systems either. However, these, combined with the rains we see at midweek this week, will likely delay remaining harvest over the state as we work toward the turn of the month.We do see nice, dry weather returning next week, with no rains Monday through Friday Our next front to watch will be for Saturday the 5th, bringing .25”-.5” with coverage at 70%. That will give a nice window for additional field work. However, we also look for our first frost to develop in there as well for overnight the 1st into the 2nd. Temps will fall to freezing or below over the northern half of the state, and that should lead to our first frost. It will be a killing frost in about 50% of that area, which is not all that significant…but with the normal first frost date for those areas back around October 8th….waiting to get our first frost until early November is a bit news worthy. So, keep an eye out for that. Home News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 24, 2016 Facebook Twitter Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 24, 2016 Previous article2016-17 National FFA Officer Team ElectedNext articleInforma Expects More Soybeans In 2017 Hoosier Ag Today SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 23, 2016 last_img read more

Five-year jail term for leading opposition blogger

first_img Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff January 22, 2021 Find out more News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns the five-year prison sentence that the well-known young opposition blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah received from a Cairo court today and calls for the release of all news and information providers held by the Egyptian authorities.A figurehead of the 2011 revolution that topped President Hosni Mubarak, Abdel-Fattah was convicted of organizing an illegal demonstration in November 2013 and attacking a police officer. Today’s verdict and sentence were issued at the end of retrial because the original trial, at which he was given a 15-year sentence, was held in absentia.“We condemn this disproportionate sentence, which just underscores the increasingly authoritarian nature of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said. “Egyptian journalists and bloggers have repeatedly fallen victim to the crackdown pursued by the new regime since 2013 in the name of combatting terrorism.”Twenty-one of Abdel-Fattah’s fellow defendants received sentences ranging from three to five years in prison, while two others were sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison. The court also ordered all of them to pay a fine of 100,000 Egyptian pounds (11,570 euros).Relatives of several defendants shouted “Down with military rule” after the court announced the verdicts.Ever since Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s removal in July 2013, the new authorities have cracked down relentlessly on all forms of opposition. In 2014 alone, at least 30 journalists were arbitrarily arrested on charges of organizing or participating in demonstrations or supporting a terrorist organization.Egypt is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(Logo Photo: AFP) EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Egypt February 23, 2015 – Updated on March 28, 2017 Five-year jail term for leading opposition blogger Organisation February 1, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News February 6, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News to go further News Help by sharing this information Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison RSF_en last_img read more

The Industry Pulse

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Industry Pulse ________________________________________________________________________________TD Bank has appointed Rick Bechtel as executive vice president, head of U.S. mortgage banking, and Scott Lindner as national sales director. Bechtel has more than 27 years of banking and management experience, most recently serving as managing director, head of mortgage banking, at CIBC. He has also built and led successful sales teams at both Wells Fargo and Chase. In his new role, Bechtel will oversee all aspects of the lending business. He will be responsible for driving growth and optimizing best-in-class technology, while maintaining the bank’s risk appetite and unique focus on the customer. Lindner has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, head of retail banking, at Scottrade. Previously, he had managed over 100 retail bank branches for The Bank of New York and was responsible for JPMorgan Chase’s mortgage origination business in Connecticut and New York state north of New York City. At TD Bank, Lindner will work to grow the business through a combination of sales-force expansion and integration with the retail bank.________________________________________________________________________________Northsight Management LLC, a mortgage field services provider, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, finalized its merger with ASONS Construction Inc., a highly regarded regional REO and property preservation service provider. The procurement of ASONS marks the second and final M&A milestone for Northsight since August 2017. ASONS Construction Inc., based in Muncie, Indiana, is one of the oldest and most integrated industry firms of the region. It was incorporated when the founders purchased a foreclosed home and grasped first-hand the maintenance required. Over the years, ASONS expanded to provide field and property preservation services for US Government Agencies, financial institutions, and private sector institutions.________________________________________________________________________________Real estate business and technology solutions provider, Situs, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MountainView Financial Solutions, a service provider to the financial services industry. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed on or before January 31st. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, MountainView is a valuation and risk analytics business for the financial services sector. MountainView’s professionals will work alongside Situs to deliver a spectrum of risk management and transaction services, and build on the group’s foundation of valuation and regulatory advisory services.________________________________________________________________________________Mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, Mortgage Capital Trading Inc. (MCT), announced that Ian Miller has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In this newly created position, he will be responsible for ensuring that MCT’s marketing strategy effectively supports the company’s business plan and helps drive growth. “We are elated to have Ian the MCT team and head the marketing strategy,” said Curtis Richins, president of MCT. “We’ve grown our business considerably over the past several years and had a need to ensure that our brand accurately reflects the robust suite of products, services, and technology we now offer within company divisions.” Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton January 11, 2018 1,416 Views Share Save Tagged with: Company News The Industry Pulse The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Which companies are merging, and what professionals are moving? See some highlights in this update of the housing and mortgage industries. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Newscenter_img Previous: District Judge Sides With President Trump on CFPB Director Next: The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 1 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Company News The Industry Pulse 2018-01-11 David Wharton Subscribelast_img read more

FTSE corporate websites inaccessible to disabled

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. FTSE corporate websites inaccessible to disabledOn 8 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Themajority of FTSE 100 company websites are not accessible to people with disabilities– restricting opportunities for employment and possibly discriminating againstthem, according to new research by digital design company Nomensa. Theresults show that while 90 per cent of corporations claim to have adoptedsocial responsibility practices, just 37 per cent of FTSE 100 companies meetminimum standards when making online information accessible to those withdisabilities, such as including options for bigger text for the visuallyimpaired.TheNomensa study, Accessibility of FTSE 100 Company Websites, found that only 37per cent of FTSE 100 corporate websites achieved a Level A pass, whichrepresents conformity with minimum standards of website accessibility. However,none of the companies achieved AA or AAA status, the levels needed to becompliant with the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act.Itstates that websites should be accessible to all, and organisations that don’tmeet these guidelines risk legal action under disability discrimination laws.SimonNorris, managing director of Nomensa, said: “Our initial research 12months ago revealed that only 11 FTSE 100 companies had made any reasonableeffort to ensure their corporate websites were accessible to all users.”Now,with around 37 per cent achieving a Level A pass, it’s clear that the messageis finally getting through,” he added. “A responsible attitudetowards diversity groups can make a business more competitive, more resilientto shocks, and more likely to attract and keep hold of both consumers and thebest employees.” ByQuentin Readewww.nomensa.comThebest and the worst of the FTSE 100 accessibility scoresHigh-scoringwebsites–Gallaher Group– Prudential– Centrica– HBOS– Inter Continental Hotels Group– Rolls-Royce– BG Group– Friends Provident– J Sainsbury– KingfisherLow-scoringwebsites–Wolseley– Safeway– Whitbread– Morrison– Liberty International– BOC Group– Tesco-Smiths Group– Amvescap– Allied Domecqlast_img read more

Council ‘war’ on HMOs continues with two more extended schemes

first_imgTwo local councils have announced new restrictions on the number of HMOs as local authorities and their residents become worried about the ‘deteriorating’ effect they can have on areas when concentrated too densely.Brighton has announced that its previously limited HMO restrictions are to become city-wide and Wigan has revealed that two of its wards are to be covered by restrictions on both small and large ones.These ‘article four direction’ announcements follow a similar clamp-down earlier this month in Birmingham as well as proposals put forward in Leeds, Liverpool, Lewisham in London and Northampton over the past three months.Brighton had previously only restricted the number of small shared houses in student areas of the city, but after public outcries this has now gone city-wide.Now, to ‘prevent the deterioration of areas’ Brighton landlords will be required to seek planning permission to turn a property into either a small or large HMO.  This will only be granted if less than 10% of homes within a 50-metre radius are not already HMOs.Wigan peerIn Wigan, the local council has voted to extend its HMO restrictions to small HMOs in Swinley and central Leigh.“We appreciate that HMOs provide a form of low-cost, flexible housing, particularly for younger people and those on lower incomes, but there are concerns associated when the number of HMOs is increasing in a concentrated area,” local councillor Paul Prescott told local media.“Such concerns include the impact on parking provision, excess noise, impact on the physical environment and changes to the character of a residential area.”Read more about HMOs.Wigan Paul Prescott article four direction HMOs Article 4 Brighton January 21, 2020Nigel 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 Home » News » Council ‘war’ on HMOs continues with two more extended schemes previous nextRegulation & LawCouncil ‘war’ on HMOs continues with two more extended schemesCouncillors in Brighton and Wigan have voted through ‘article four direction’ restrictions for smaller HMOs containing three or fewer unrelated people sharing common facilities.Nigel Lewis21st January 202001,034 Viewslast_img read more