House prices to rise by just 1% this year, says leading lender

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » House prices to rise by just 1% this year, says leading lender previous nextHousing MarketHouse prices to rise by just 1% this year, says leading lenderShrinking household incomes and affordability problems in London and the SE will subdue demand for homes, according to report out this morning from the Nationwide.4th January 201801,959 Views House prices will rise by just 1% this year, the latest house price report from the Nationwide reveals, returning to growth only in the “the longer term”.The lender says the average house price increase last year was 2.6%, down from 4.5% during 2016 as housing affordability problems and mounting pressure on household incomes continued to put the brakes on activity within the property market.Despite this, during 2017 all regions of the UK experienced house price gains except London, where they dipped by half a percent.“The major surprise during 2017 was undoubtedly the slowdown in London house prices. It’s been 13 years since the Capital sat at the bottom of the house price growth table, and since then we have seen prices surge to unprecedented and unaffordable levels,” says Alex Gosling, founder of (pictured, left).“Fortunately, there’s no longer the reliance on the London market to prop up the rest of the country. Growing regional business hubs have seen other major UK cities prosper, while London has suffered as property prices have become unaffordable for the majority.The West Midlands was the top performing region in the UK last year for house prices, where they rose by 5.2% year on year to an average of £182,861. The UK average is currently £211,433, the Nationwide reckons.“Low mortgage rates and healthy employment growth continued to support demand in 2017, while supply constraints provided support for house prices,” says Robert Gardner, the Nationwide’s Chief Economist (pictured, right).He also says that the market is being impacted by lower buy-to-let activity prompted by the recent stamp duty, tax relief and lending criteria changes, all of which have reduced demand for investment properties.The Nationwide is also worried about the size of deposit that many first time buyer must now save up, particularly in London and South East. In the capital its figures show that the average deposit has risen from £55,000 in 2007 to £80,000 last year, and from £38,000 to £50,000 in the South East.“It is arguably even more challenging to save for a deposit than it was a decade ago, due to falling real earnings – i.e. after taking account of inflation – and lower interest rates for savers,” says prices Nationwide property market Robert Gardner deposits January 4, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Queen of Peace Catholic School / School Project

first_imgI am writing  to ask your readers to please write back to tell me why they like New Jersey, interesting facts about the state, and what visitors can do there. You can write to my school’s address below. If you could also include a copy of the newspaper where you saw my letter, I’d greatly appreciate it. If you have any question, please contact my teacher‘s email at [email protected] or you may contact her by phone at 574-255-0392 Ext.123Thank you for your time and consideration.Queen of Peace Catholic School4508 Vistula RoadMishawaka, IN 46544Sincerely,Setefano Sete Dear Editor:I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham. My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the county in a state we chose to learn more about. I wanted to learn about New Jersey because my uncle has done singing shows there. I want to visit there because I want to see the Princeton Battle Monument.last_img read more

Speech: PM speech at Munich Security Conference: 17 February 2018

first_imgFor more than half a century, this conference has brought nations together from Europe and across the Atlantic to forge our common security.The fundamental values we share – respect for human dignity, human rights, freedom, democracy and equality – have created common cause to act together in our shared interest.The rules-based system we helped to develop has enabled global cooperation to protect those shared values.Today as globalisation brings nations closer together than ever before, we face a host of new and growing threats that seek to undermine those rules and values.As internal and external security become more and more entwined – with hostile networks no longer only rooted in state-based aggression and weapons designed not just to be deployed on the battlefield but through cyberspace – so our ability to keep our people safe depends ever more on working together.That is reflected here today in the world’s largest gathering of its kind, with representatives of more than seventy countries.For our part, the United Kingdom has always understood that our security and prosperity is bound to global security and prosperity.We are a global nation – enriching global prosperity through centuries of trade, through the talents of our people and by exchanging learning and culture with partners across the world.And we invest in global security knowing this is how we best protect our people at home and abroad.That is why we are the second largest defence spender in NATO, and the only EU member to spend 2 per cent of our GDP on defence as well as 0.7 per cent of our Gross National Income on international development. And it is why we will continue to meet these commitments.It is why we have created a highly developed set of security and defence relationships: with the US and Five Eyes partners, with the Gulf and increasingly with Asian partners too.We have invested in critical capabilities – including our nuclear deterrent, our two new aircraft carriers, our world class special forces and intelligence agencies.We are a leading contributor to international missions from fighting Daesh in Iraq and Syria to peacekeeping in South Sudan and Cyprus, and NATO missions in Eastern Europe.And within Europe we are working ever more closely with our European partners, bringing the influence and impact that comes from our full range of global relationships.And we want to continue this co-operation as we leave the European Union.The British people took a legitimate democratic decision to bring decision making and accountability closer to home.But it has always been the case that our security at home is best advanced through global cooperation, working with institutions that support that, including the EU.Changing the structures by which we work together should not mean we lose sight of our common aim – the protection of our people and the advance of our common interests across the world.So as we leave the EU and forge a new path for ourselves in the world, the UK is just as committed to Europe’s security in the future as we have been in the past.Europe’s security is our security. And that is why I have said – and I say again today – that the United Kingdom is unconditionally committed to maintaining it.The challenge for all of us today is finding the way to work together, through a deep and special partnership between the UK and the EU, to retain the co-operation that we have built and go further in meeting the evolving threats we face together.This cannot be a time when any of us allow competition between partners, rigid institutional restrictions or deep-seated ideology to inhibit our co-operation and jeopardise the security of our citizens.We must do whatever is most practical and pragmatic in ensuring our collective security.Today I want to set out how I believe we can achieve this – taking this opportunity to establish a new security partnership that can keep our people safe, now and in the years ahead.Safeguarding our internal securityLet me start with how we ensure security within Europe.The threats we face do not recognise the borders of individual nations or discriminate between them.We all in this room have shared the pain and heartbreak of terrorist atrocities at home.It is almost a year since the despicable attack on Westminster, followed by further attacks in Manchester and London.These people don’t care if they kill and maim Parisians, Berliners, Londoners or Mancunians because it is the common values that we all share which they seek to attack and defeat.But I say: we will not let them.When these atrocities occur, people look to us as leaders to provide the response.We must all ensure that nothing prevents us from fulfilling our first duty as leaders: to protect our citizens.And we must find the practical ways to ensure the co-operation to do so.We have done so before.When Justice and Home Affairs ceased to be intergovernmental and became a shared EU competence, of course there were some in the UK who would have had us adopt the EU’s approach wholesale, just as there were some who would have had us reject it outright.As Home Secretary, I was determined to find a practical and pragmatic way in which the UK and EU could continue to co-operate on our common security.That is why I reviewed each provision in turn and successfully made the case for the UK to opt back in to those that were clearly in our national interest.Through the relationship we have developed, the UK has been at the forefront of shaping the practical and legal arrangements that underpin our internal security co-operation.And our contribution to those arrangements is vital in protecting European citizens in cities right across our continent.First our practical co-operation, including our expedited extradition and mutual legal assistance relationship, means wanted or convicted serious criminals – and the evidence to support their convictions – move seamlessly between the UK and EU Member States.So when a serious terrorist like Zakaria Chadili was found living in the UK – a young man who was believed to have been radicalised in Syria and was wanted for terrorist offences in France – there was no delay in ensuring he was extradited back to France and brought to justice.He is one of 10,000 people the UK has extradited through the European Arrest Warrant. In fact, for every person arrested on a European Arrest Warrant issued by the UK, the UK arrests eight on European Arrest Warrants issued by other Member States.The European Arrest Warrant has also played a crucial role in supporting police co-operation between Northern Ireland and Ireland – which has been a fundamental part of the political settlement there.Second, co-operation between our law enforcement agencies means the UK is one of the biggest contributors of data, information and expertise to Europol. Take for example, Operation Triage where police in the UK worked extensively with Europol and the Czech Republic to crack a trafficking gang involved in labour exploitation.Third, through the Schengen Information System II, the UK is contributing to the sharing of real-time data on wanted criminals, missing persons and suspected terrorists. About a fifth of all alerts are circulated by the UK, with over 13,000 hits on people and objects of interest to law enforcement across Europe in the last year alone.The UK has also driven a pan-EU approach to processing passenger data, enabling the identification and tracking of criminals, victims of trafficking and those individuals vulnerable to radicalisation.In all these areas, people across Europe are safer because of this co-operation and the unique arrangements we have developed between the UK and EU institutions in recent years.So it is in all our interests to find ways to protect the capabilities which underpin this co-operation when the UK becomes a European country outside the EU but in a new partnership with it.To make this happen will require real political will on both sides.I recognise there is no existing security agreement between the EU and a third country that captures the full depth and breadth of our existing relationship.But there is precedent for comprehensive, strategic relationships between the EU and third countries in other fields, such as trade. And there is no legal or operational reason why such an agreement could not be reached in the area of internal security.However, if the priority in the negotiations becomes avoiding any kind of new co-operation with a country outside the EU, then this political doctrine and ideology will have damaging real world consequences for the security of all our people, in the UK and the EU.Let’s be clear about what would happen if the means of this co-operation were abolished.Extradition under the European Arrest Warrant would cease. Extradition outside the European Arrest Warrant can cost four times as much and take three times as long.It would mean an end to the significant exchange of data and engagement through Europol.And it would mean the UK would no longer be able to secure evidence from European partners quickly through the European Investigation Order, with strict deadlines for gathering evidence requested, instead relying on slower, more cumbersome systems.This would damage us both and would put all our citizens at greater risk.As leaders, we cannot let that happen.So we need, together, to demonstrate some real creativity and ambition to enable us to meet the challenges of the future as well as today.That is why I have proposed a new Treaty to underpin our future internal security relationship.The Treaty must preserve our operational capabilities. But it must also fulfil three further requirements.It must be respectful of the sovereignty of both the UK and the EU’s legal orders. So, for example, when participating in EU agencies the UK will respect the remit of the European Court of Justice.And a principled but pragmatic solution to close legal co-operation will be needed to respect our unique status as a third country with our own sovereign legal order.As I have said before, we will need to agree a strong and appropriate form of independent dispute resolution across all the areas of our future partnership in which both sides can have the necessary confidence.We must also recognise the importance of comprehensive and robust data protection arrangements.The UK’s Data Protection Bill will ensure that we are aligned with the EU framework. But we want to go further and seek a bespoke arrangement to reflect the UK’s exceptionally high standards of data protection. And we envisage an ongoing role for the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, which would be beneficial in providing stability and confidence for EU and UK individuals and businesses alike.And we’re ready to start working through this with colleagues in the European Commission now.Finally, just as we have been able to develop the agreement on passenger name records in the face of terrorist atrocities in recent years, so the Treaty must have an ability to ensure that as the threats we face change and adapt – as they surely will – our relationship has the capacity to move with them.Nothing must get in the way of our helping each other in every hour of every day to keep our people safe.If we put this at the heart of our mission – we can and will find the means.And we cannot delay discussions on this.EU Member States have been clear how critical it is that we maintain existing operational capabilities.We must now move with urgency to put in place the Treaty that will protect all European citizens wherever they are in the continent.External securityBut clearly our security interests don’t stop at edge of our continent.Not only do the threats to our internal security emanate from beyond our borders, as we look at the world today we are also facing profound challenges to the global order: to peace, prosperity, to the rules-based system that underpins our very way of life.And in the face of these challenges, I believe it is our defining responsibility to come together and reinvigorate the transatlantic partnership – and the full breadth of all our global alliances – so that we can protect our shared security and project our shared values.The United Kingdom is not only unwavering in its commitment to this partnership, we see reinvigorating it as a fundamental part of our global role as we leave the European Union.As a Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council, as a leading contributor to NATO and as America’s closest partner, we have never defined our global outlook primarily through our membership of the European Union or by a collective European foreign policy.So upon leaving the EU, it is right that the UK will pursue an independent foreign policy.But around the world, the interests that we will seek to project and defend will continue to be rooted in our shared values.That is true whether fighting the ideologies of Daesh, developing a new global approach to migration, ensuring the Iranian nuclear deal is properly policed or standing up to Russia’s hostile actions, whether in Ukraine, the Western Balkans or in cyberspace.And in all these cases, our success depends on a breadth of partnership that extends far beyond the institutional mechanisms for cooperation with the EU.That means doing more to develop bi-lateral co-operation between European nations, as I was pleased to do with President Macron at last month’s UK-France Summit.It means building the ad hoc groupings which allow us to counter terrorism and hostile state threats, as we do through the 30 strong intergovernmental European Counter Terrorism Group – the largest of its kind in the world.It means ensuring that a reformed NATO alliance remains the cornerstone of our shared security.And, critically, it means both Europe and the United States reaffirming our resolve to the collective security of this continent, and to advancing the democratic values on which our interests are founded.Taken together, it is only by strengthening and deepening this full range of partnerships within Europe and beyond that we will be able to respond together to the evolving threats we face.So what does this mean for the future security partnership between the UK and the EU?We need a partnership that respects both the decision-making autonomy of the European Union and the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.This is fully achievable. The EU’s common foreign policy is distinct within the EU Treaties and our foreign policies will keep evolving. So, there is no reason why we should not agree distinct arrangements for our foreign and defence policy cooperation in the time-limited implementation period, as the Commission has proposed. This would mean that key aspects of our future partnership in this area would already be effective from 2019.We shouldn’t wait where we don’t need to.In turn, if the EU and its remaining Member States believe that the best means to increase the contribution Europe makes to our collective security is through deeper integration, then the UK will look to work with you. And help you to do so in a way which strengthens NATO and our wider alliances too, as EU leaders have repeatedly made clear.The partnership that we need to create is therefore one which offers the UK and the EU the means and choice to combine our efforts to the greatest effect – where this is in our shared interest.To put this into practice so that we meet the threats we all face today and build the capabilities we all need for tomorrow, there are three areas on which we should focus.First, at a diplomatic level, we should have the means to consult each other regularly on the global challenges we face, and coordinate how we use the levers we hold where our interests align.In particular, we will want to continue to work closely together on sanctions. We will look to carry over all EU sanctions at the time of our departure. And we will all be stronger if the UK and EU have the means to co-operate on sanctions now and potentially to develop them together in the future.Second, it is clearly in our shared interests to be able to continue to coordinate and deliver operationally on the ground.Of course, we will continue to work with and alongside each other.But where we can both be most effective by the UK deploying its significant capabilities and resources with and indeed through EU mechanisms – we should both be open to that.On defence, if the UK and EU’s interests can best be furthered by the UK continuing to contributing to an EU operation or mission as we do now, then we should both be open to that.And similarly, while the UK will decide how we spend the entirety of our foreign aid in the future, if a UK contribution to EU development programmes and instruments can best deliver our mutual interests, we should both be open to that.But if we are to choose to work together in these ways, the UK must be able to play an appropriate role in shaping our collective actions in these areas.Third, it will also be in our interests to continue working together on developing the capabilities – in defence, cyber and space – to meet future threats.The UK spends around 40 per cent of Europe’s total on defence R&D. This investment provides a sizeable stimulus to improve Europe’s competitiveness and capability. And this is to the benefit of us all.So an open and inclusive approach to European capability development – that fully enables British defence industry to participate – is in our strategic security interests, helping keep European citizens safe and Europe’s defence industries strong.And Eurofighter Typhoon is a great example of this – a partnership between the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain which has supported over 10,000 highly skilled jobs across Europe.This is also why the UK wants to agree a future relationship with the European Defence Fund and the European Defence Agency, so that jointly we can research and develop the best future capability that Europe can muster.Last year’s ‘NotPetya’ cyber-attack showed why we also need to work closely to defend our interests in cyber space.This reckless attack – which the UK and partners have attributed to Russia – disrupted organisations across Europe costing hundreds of millions of pounds.To contend with a truly global threat such as this we need a truly global response – with not only the UK and EU, but industry, government, likeminded states and NATO all working together to strengthen our cyber security capabilities.And as our lives move increasingly online, so we will also become increasingly reliant on space technologies. Space is a domain like any other where hostile actors will seek to threaten us.So we very much welcome the EU’s efforts to develop Europe’s capabilities in this field. We need to keep open all the options which will enable the UK and the EU to collaborate in the most effective way possible. The UK hosts much of Europe’s cutting edge capabilities on space and we have played a leading role, for example, in the development of the Galileo programme.We are keen for this to continue as part of our new partnership, but, as is the case more widely, we need to get the right agreements concluded which will allow the UK and its businesses to take part on a fair and open basis.ConclusionIt was the tragic massacre at the 1972 Olympics here in Munich which subsequently inspired a British Foreign Secretary, Jim Callaghan, to propose an intergovernmental group aimed at co-ordinating European counter terrorism and policing.At the time this was outside the formal mechanisms of the European Community. But in time, it became the foundations for the co-operation that we have on Justice and Home Affairs today.Now, as then, we can – and must – think pragmatically and practically to create the arrangements that put the safety of our citizens first.For ours is a dynamic relationship, not a set of transactions.A relationship built on an unshakeable commitment to our shared values.A relationship in which we must all invest if we are to be responsive and adaptive to threats which will emerge perhaps more rapidly than any of us can imagine.A relationship in which we must all play our full part in keeping our continent safe and free, and reinvigorate the transatlantic alliance and rules based system on which our shared security depends.Those who threaten our security would like nothing more than to see us fractured.They would like nothing more than to see us put debates about mechanisms and means ahead of doing what is most practical and effective in keeping our people safe.So let the message ring out loud and clear today: we will not let that happen.We will together protect and project our values in the world – and we will keep our people safe – now and in the years to come.last_img read more

Statement to Parliament: HS2 Crewe Hub consultation response

first_imgI am pleased to inform the House that we have published our consultation response on taking forward the vision of a Crewe Hub.This response signals how our plans will support that vision and allow for the introduction of an additional HS2 service to Stoke-on-Trent.To enable this, we will amend our plans for HS2 Phase 2A, from Birmingham to Crewe. This includes 400 metre platforms at Crewe, which allow longer HS2 trains to split and join, opening up opportunities to serve more destinations including Stoke-on-Trent and enabling more people to access high speed, long distance services.We also intend to ask the franchise operator, West Coast Partnership, to include a high speed service to Stoke-on-Trent in its market development and service plans.A Crewe Hub could generate significant opportunities – not only for Crewe, but also for the surrounding region. To fully realise that vision will need central and local government to work together and require future decisions to be taken as part of Phase 2B.We welcome the progress being made by Cheshire East Council and the local enterprise partnership in identifying how they could invest in the scheme to ensure the benefits are fully realised.The steps we are taking today will ensure Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent can benefit fully from HS2 and builds on the earlier decision to bring the benefits of HS2 to Crewe from 2027, 6 years earlier than originally planned.HS2 will become the new backbone of our national rail network. It will increase capacity on our busy railways and improve connections between our biggest cities and regions. It will support our Industrial Strategy, generating jobs, skills and economic growth to help build an economy that works for all.last_img read more

FSB hits out at Welsh government over food industry support

first_imgThe Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has accused the Welsh Government of failing to support the food industry in Wales following the announced closure of Avana Bakeries in Newport.The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has accused the Welsh Government of failing to support the food industry in Wales following the announced closure of Avana Bakeries in Newport.It was confirmed on Monday (7 April) that the site will close at the end of summer and take with it 464 jobs. The FSB has accused the government of not doing enough to save the company and affected jobs.Head of external affairs at FSB Wales Iestyn Davies said: “Avana Bakeries is just one of many food producers we once had and companies such as 2 Sisters and the other remaining food producers are crucial to the survival of many local communities.“The Welsh Government has failed to support this key industry and the absence of specific support or enterprise initiative for food manufacturing is a glaring oversight.“The closure of yet another food producer demonstrates the weaknesses in the Welsh Government’s current strategy to support business and grow the foundational economy.”Boparan Holdings, the holding company for Avana Bakeries’ parent company 2 Sisters Food Group, made a loss after tax of £27.5m in the 13 weeks to 25 January in comparison to a loss after tax of £12.3m at the same time in 2013. It did record a rise in like-for-like sales of 3.9%.Ranjit Singh, 2 Sisters Food Group chief executive officer, said: “We continue to invest in capacity to fuel our growth and to address our cost base, which means we have to make tough decisions and, following the exit of two sites in Q1, regrettably on 7 February 2014 we announced consultation on the future of the sites at Corby and Avana.”ContractAvana’s closure was cemented by the loss of a multi-million-pound contract with high street retail giant Marks & Spencer.A spokeswoman for the Welsh Government told Wales Online: “The FSB’s claims are wholly inaccurate.“We recognise the importance of the Welsh food industry to our economy and communities and are working hard to ensure the success of Welsh food businesses.”last_img read more

A different world just a quarter-century ago

first_img continue reading » Twenty-five years ago today Amazon was incorporated. And since July 5, 1994, huge technological changes have occurred that many have forgotten—or may not have ever known or heard of in the first place.Founded by Jeff Bezos and his former wife, MacKenzie, after Bezos left his job at a New York hedge fund and drove cross country, Amazon initially sold just books and at first was called “Cadabra.” But even then, Bezos was quoted as saying he envisioned Amazon as “an everything store.”Amazon has indeed become an everything store—including now having physical stores—with a dominant position in the U.S. and much of the world. But as author Bill Murphy, Jr. noted in a posting on, Amazon isn’t the only thing to have changed—and changed drastically—since the summer of 1994 (its first website would go live in 1995).Stanford FCU in Palo Alto, Calif. would become the first CU in the world to offer rudimentary online banking in 1993—well ahead of just about all banks, as well. And the credit union community itself has during Amazon’s lifetime experienced the same revolutionary change as the company itself, with the Internet and online banking transforming from something few had any real knowledge of into the primary channel through which many members now interact with their credit unions. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Neighborhood authorities help curb COVID-19 spread

first_imgThe Jakarta administration has enlisted the help of local authorities as part of wider efforts to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the capital, which is the national epicenter of the epidemic that has infected more than 1600 people nationwide and killed 157.The rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Jakarta has prompted extra efforts to contain the disease, as the city boasted a record 10.9 percent death rate – threefold the global average of 3.9 percent. As of Wednesday morning, the city’s website reported 794 confirmed infections and 798 patients under surveillance in Jakarta.Jakarta Governance Bureau head Premi Lasari has said leaders of the city’s many neighborhood units (RT) and community units (RW) had initiated efforts to protect vulnerable groups from COVID-19 transmission, as mandated in a city circular dated March 26. Each RT and RW in the capital will collect and collate data on the most vulnerable groups in their respective neighborhoods, particularly people aged 60 and above as well as people suffering from hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes, lung diseases and cancer, according to the document.According to the Jakarta office of Statistics Indonesia, there are about 800,000 residents recorded in the vulnerable age group. “The RT and RW unit heads have been carrying out the governor’s directive,” Premi told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.The grassroots efforts come as Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan instructed city officials to “protect the clean areas” – defined as neighborhoods with zero infections – during a virtual meeting with Jakarta mayors last week. “They have to find ways so that the residents in areas declared safe are not infected,” Anies said in footage of the meeting posted on the administration’s YouTube channel.So far, some RW leaders had acted on their own initiative to limit the movement of people in their respective communities, Premi said, including by closing off neighborhood entryways and monitoring traffic in and out of their areas.The chairman of the Jakarta RT/RW Forum, Muhammad Irsyad, said many communities at the neighborhood level had taken preventive measures even before the governor’s directive was rolled out, after they had learned about the spread of the disease from media reports.Irsyad said that each neighborhood had come up with a different approach to curbing the spread of the virus, based on the social makeup and characteristics of its population.For instance, a neighborhood consisting of several urban kampungs would not be able to prohibit low-income residents from leaving their homes. “But at least they can monitor nonresidents who enter their area, besides promoting good personal hygiene,” Irsyad said.Restricting access, he argued, was only feasible in smaller areas, such as the more well-off gated communities, in which residents had the resources to fulfill their needs during a quarantine.But even in more modest community units, residents have not stopped lending a helping hand.Irsyad, who heads a community unit of his own in the “clean” district of Rawa Badak Selatan in North Jakarta, said he recently had to ask a resident to get himself and his family checked up and to self-isolate themselves after showing what was deemed mild virus symptoms.“As the managers of the [RW], we continue monitoring the needs of [that person and the family]. We’ve provided them with disinfectant spray and antiseptic handwash. Other neighbors could give them food if it is deemed necessary – I believe other RWs are doing the same thing,” he said.For other places with more footfall or a lack of physical boundaries, things may be a bit more complicated.Nurul Huda, head of the Gelora subdistrict in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, said that community units under his authority were unable to block access to their areas because a number of offices and a traditional market were located in the area.“It is more complicated for our area because of the offices and Palmerah Market. Anyone who can will come through here,” he told the Post, noting that only some RWs were able to implement a one-gate policy, where residents take turns to guard access to the neighborhood.The Gelora subdistrict has two confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, Huda claims, and both are apartment dwellers in the area. Only 42 out of Jakarta’s 261 subdistricts have not reported any COVID-19 positive cases.While most RTs and RWs rely on their own residents to protect the neighborhood, Premi said they could still ask for assistance from the local police to enforce public order or help them promote physical distancing measures in the surrounding community.In Gelora, Huda said, one police officer was assigned to each RW to patrol at night and raise public awareness on COVID-19 during the day.Outside of the capital, a number of regions have also taken the initiative to impose containment measures of their own.The Tegal city administration in Central Java has moved to close its borders for four months from March 30 to July 31, imposing something akin to a full lockdown. In Yogyakarta, residents of Sleman regency have limited access to several hamlets, such as the neighborhood units in Randu in Hargobinangun village, Pakem district, where only two roads are left open for access.Read also: COVID-19: Regions start locking down as govt works on regulationTopics :last_img read more

Denis Suarez sends message to Arsenal fans and slams his critics after scoring stunning goal in training

first_img SPONSORED Read More Metro Sport ReporterFriday 22 Mar 2019 4:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link806Shares Full Screen Coming Next Read More Skip Ad Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisement Denis Suarez sends message to Arsenal fans and slams his critics after scoring stunning goal in training Unai Emery will reportedly renew his interest in Christopher Nkunku in the summer (Picture: Getty)‘I’m determined to perform well and be a success at this great club.’On Emery’s influence on his career, he added: ‘I think Unai made me a football player, when I joined [Sevilla] I was a prospect.‘I was coming off the back of a great season in the second division with Barca B. But it was a big step up to the elite level. he really helped me.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Skip About Connatix V67539 PLAY 1 min. storycenter_img Read More Read More Talking about his Arsenal ambitions earlier this month, Suarez said: ‘My aim is to be a success here, perform well and feel important.‘I’d like to become an important player at the club. ‘I joined Aresnal to get a lot of playing time, to be an important player and feel important. Top articles Comment Video Settings Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Denis Suarez is still waiting to make his first Arsenal start following his January loan move from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Denis Suarez has hit back at his critics following reports he has struggled to impress Unai Emery since his January move from Barcelona.The 25-year-old has been restricted to just six substitute appearances amid reports he has failed to win over his new manager who is said to harbour doubts about his compatriot’s ability to withstand the physical demands of English football.Emery, who coached Suarez during their time together at Sevilla, is reportedly set to reignite his interest in PSG’s Christopher Nkunku in the summer and send his only January recruit back to Barcelona, rather than make his move a permanent one at a cost of £18million.AdvertisementAdvertisementSuarez has joined a clutch of youngsters and senior first team stars who aren’t representing their countries on a training camp to Dubai where is hopeful of belatedly launching his Arsenal career.ADVERTISEMENT / Read More by Metro More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former Villarreal midfielder caught the eye on Friday scoring a superb goal past goalkeeper Petr Cech, before taking to Twitter to voice his frustration at reports centering on his relationship with Emery.He wrote: ‘Working hard, learning and improving. PS don’t talk about my workouts if you have no idea.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Daycare penalties ‘if children in their care don’t feel loved’

first_imgDailyMail (UK) 9 January 2012Childminders and nurseries face being penalised by Ofsted in future if they cannot prove that youngsters in their care ‘feel loved’, it was revealed yesterday. Staff will have to demonstrate they are ‘forming appropriate bonds and emotional attachments’ with babies and toddlers to help make them feel secure. The watchdog plans to place greater emphasis on young children’s personal and emotional development during inspections as opposed to focusing on health and safety issues such as risk assessments. Nursery staff could face penalties if they cannot prove the children in their care feel loved.Ofsted has launched a consultation on changes to the way it registers and inspects early years providers, which proposes slashing the number of judgements from 18 to just five. In future, childminders and nurseries will be judged on their ‘outcomes’ for children; the quality of provision in terms of supporting children’s learning and development and helping them to feel ‘emotionally secure’; leadership and management and overall effectiveness. read more

Hudson-Odoi says he’s recovered from coronavirus

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet! “Hope to see everybody soon and hopefully be back on the pitch very soon. Take care.” On Thursday night, a statement on the club website read: “Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus returned this evening. “Despite testing positive for the virus, Callum is doing well and looking forward to returning to the training ground as soon as it is possible. “We wish Callum a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back to the club soon.” Last night English football was in crisis as the league announced it will hold an “emergency club meeting” today to discuss future fixtures – with clubs expecting they will not play for a month. The news of Arteta’s positive test came just 49 minutes after the Premier League announced that games this weekend WOULD go ahead as normal. Arteta’s announcement prompted a U-turn by football chiefs to decide on the immediate future of matches. Earlier in the day Prime Minister Boris Johnson had announced at an emergency Cobra meeting that sporting events could be banned. England star Hudson-Odoi, 19, is the first Premier League player publicly confirmed to have the virus, which has so far infected at least 596 and killed 10 in the UK. A number of other Premier League teams have sent players away to self-isolate, with Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers confirming THREE players had symptoms. Read Also:Hudson-Odoi breaks silence after testing positive for COVID-19 The full Chelsea statement read: “Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus returned this evening. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi, has insisted he is fully recovered after testing positive for coronavirus. Loading… The entire Blues first-team, coaches and support staff have since entered isolation, putting Saturday’s match with Aston Villa in serious doubt. SunSport also revealed how Man City star Benjamin Mendy has been tested after a close family member fell ill at his home. The news came hours after Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta revealed he had also tested positive for the deadly virus. Arsenal’s match with Brighton this weekend has been postponed with the entire squad in isolation and the training ground closed. England international Hudson-Odoi, 19, was sent home from their Cobham training ground on Monday morning after showing minor cold-like symptoms. He has not been back at the complex since but the Blues also announced the main buildings, as well as several others at their base, will be closed. It now appears certain Chelsea’s Premier League clash at Aston Villa, scheduled to kick off at 5.30pm on Saturday, will also be called off. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta also tested positive for coronavirus and the Gunners’ game with Brighton has been called off But speaking on Friday morning via his Twitter page, the winger said he was feeling better and will continue to self-isolate. He stated: “As you may be aware, I had the virus for the last couple of days, which I’ve recovered from. “I followed the health guidelines and self-isolated myself from everybody for the week.last_img read more