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86 private apartment towers with potentially dangerous cladding have ‘unclear’ upgrade plans

first_imgHome » News » 86 private apartment towers with potentially dangerous cladding have ‘unclear’ upgrade plans previous nextRegulation & Law86 private apartment towers with potentially dangerous cladding have ‘unclear’ upgrade plansLatest overview by housing ministry highlights number of towers but not their locations even though many may feature homes for sale and to rent.Nigel Lewis25th October 201801,143 Views There are still 86 private residential apartment towers in England where the government has yet to find out what their owners plan to do about replacing their potentially dangerous cladding following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, it has been revealed.And a list of the towers has not been made public, even though apartments within them may be advertised for sale or to rent. Flats within other towers that are instead waiting to begin works certainly are.For example there is a £560,000 two-bedroom apartment currently SSTC within Denning Point in London. It’s a former council tower block that was transferred to a social housing provider and subsequently had some of its flats upgraded into luxury units. The tower is still waiting for work to begin on removing and upgrading its cladding.The listing for the flat, which is still live online, makes no mention of the 23-storey tower’s status; it was found post-Grenfell to feature cladding that is ‘not up to standard’.Slow paceThe pace of cladding replacement is slow in England, particularly among privately-owned high-rise residential towers that feature the Aluminium Composite Material (ALC) now deemed unsafe by Building Regulations post-Grenfell.The MHCLG says that of the 201 private towers involved, two have had their cladding replaced, 12 have work under way and a further 101 have plans in place or are in development.But for the remaining 86 tower blocks, MHCLG says it has been unable to find out what’s being planned, although this has reduced from 200 in June.“The remediation of buildings with unsafe ACM cladding systems is a complex process,” the MHCLG says. “Remediation work involves addressing any issues with the exterior cladding system and broader fire safety systems for each building.”The Ministry says the 11 local authorities with the greatest concentration of towers whose cladding has failed Building Regulations tests are Brent, Liverpool, Tower Hamlets, Bristol, Manchester, Wandsworth, Greenwich Newham, Westminster and Salford. October 25, 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Jose: Chelsea lacked personality

first_img Asked why his team sat too deep, Mourinho replied: “A little bit of a lack of personality. “We must have the personality to get out, to not accept the pressure. “The game could perfectly have ended 1-0, but we have to give some truth to their reaction.” Mourinho has been at pains to play down his team’s title chances of late, despite their 1-0 win at championship rivals Manchester City and 3-0 thumping of Newcastle at the weekend. Suggested this was a performance that underlined his ‘little horses’ claim, Mourinho added: “Yes. A ready team, a complete team kills this game. 2-0, goodbye, but we didn’t.” Mourinho, meanwhile, refused to condemn the Albion supporters for their treatment of Ramires whose every touch of the ball was greeted with a chorus of boos. Ramires was the player who contentiously earned Chelsea a penalty in the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in October when Albion were seconds away from a shock victory. At one point when he went down under a challenge from Thievy Bifouma which resulted in him requiring treatment it resulted in a chorus of ‘Let him die!” and even louder jeers when he returned to the pitch. “That’s football. I don’t think it’s fair, but that’s football,” said Mourinho. “Next season maybe they (the fans) forget and it doesn’t happen the same. “Everything the fans do, unless there is a lack of respect with race in this kind of situation, which for me was not the case, it was just booing. That’s football.” For Albion head coach Pepe Mel, whose side are back out of the bottom three, he admitted this was his team’s best performance from his five games in charge. “I’m proud of my players,” said Mel. “In the first half we defended well, limited Chelsea’s chances, and in the second we counter-attacked well and showed a good mentality. “If we had scored earlier then we would have won the match, so for me this was our best performance against a good Chelsea team who are top.” The Blues were poised to move four points clear at the top of the table on the back of centre-back Branislav Ivanovic’s injury-time strike in the first half. But Victor Anichebe is proving something of a super sub of late for Albion because just nine days after coming off the bench to equalise in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool, the Nigerian repeated the feat against Chelsea. Press Association Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes his players “lacked a little bit of personality” to kill off West Brom as their Barclays Premier League title chances suffered a dent with a 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns. Mourinho feels Chelsea should have been out of sight before the Baggies mounted their fightback in the closing stages, with Anichebe netting his third goal of the season in the 87th minute. “For 60 minutes there was only one team, and that team couldn’t kill the game, especially in the first 15 minutes of the second half,” said Mourinho. “For (the next) 10 minutes the game was poor, and then for the last 20 minutes only one team and that team fought a lot to get the goal and the point, and in the end they deserve it. “In the first half we had complete control without creating many chances – Petr (Cech) not making one save, their strikers with not one shot. “In the second half they opened and gave us the space we didn’t have in the first half, but we were not strong enough to kill the game. “They had a reaction and we couldn’t cope with the reaction. The team stayed back, we were too deep. “I thought even if I sent on some attacking players it wouldn’t help because we were under pressure. It was impossible for my defenders to get out of the first third of the pitch. “They started putting long balls into the box, with some free kicks, corners and rebounds, and fighting for those, and they deserve.” last_img read more

Heat too much for Mavericks

first_imgMIAMI (AP):Miami jumped a slow-starting and inaccurate Dallas to set up a 106-82 win against the Mavericks on Friday, moving within one game of the lead in the NBA Southeast Division.Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 19 rebounds for the Heat, who were without an ill Dwyane Wade early but still dominated.Elsewhere, Toronto rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Charlotte, and Chicago blew a big lead before steadying and beating New York.Miami’s Gerald Green added 19 points off the bench for Miami, who were forced to adjust their starting lineup shortly before tip-off when Wade was stricken by flu-like symptoms. Wade got some intravenous fluids and checked in early in the second quarter, just his 10th time playing off the bench in his 13-year career.Whiteside made 12 of 16 shots, and the Heat enjoyed their biggest victory margin of the season.Dallas had only 10 points in the first quarter – their lowest for any period this season – and shot just 36 percent for the game, compared to 56 percent for Miami.Zaza Pachulia’s 14 points and 13 rebounds was best for the Mavericks, who had won their previous four games.Toronto came from seven points down after three quarters to defeat Charlotte 104-94.DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and Kyle Lowry added 18 points and 11 assists for the Raptors.Kemba Walker had 18 points for the Hornets.Chicago blew a 17-point lead before pulling away again in the final quarter to beat New York 108-81.Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, and Nikola Mirotic had 17 points and seven assists for the Bulls, who won comfortably despite Derrick Rose missing a second straight game with hamstring tendonitis.Carmelo Anthony scored 20 for New York, who have dropped five of six.Washington beat Orlando for the 11th straight time, with John Wall contributing 24 points with 13 assists toward a 103-91 victory.Los Angeles’ Lou Williams scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter against his former team to guide the Lakers to a 93-84 win against Philadelphia in a match of the league’s two worst teams.last_img read more

Exit poll suggests two-thirds of voters support a united Ireland

first_imgThe latest exit polls on a united Ireland suggests that two-thirds of voters would vote in favour in a referendum. Findings from the RTÉ TG4 Exit Poll suggest there is significant support among Irish voters for a united Ireland.65% of voters polled have indicated they would vote in favour of a United Ireland if a referendum was held tomorrow, while 19% would vote against the proposal. 15% of respondents to the poll said they did not know or refused to answer the question. In another statistic that may be a cause of concern for the Fine Gael-led minority Government, shows that 42% of voters trust this Government to manage the economy and public spending well.54%per cent of voters polled disagreed with the statement: “I trust this Government to manage the economy and public spending well”.85% of Irish voters are delighted that Ireland has become more liberal in recent years. And 59% of voters have indicated that they believe the country is going in the right direction.Almost nine out of ten voters (89%) believe there should be more policies to resolve the gap between rich and poor. The exit poll comes at the start of several counts taking place around the country.Donegal Daily is bringing you LIVE updates right throughout the weekend from the local election count centres across the county.We will have reporters at all the count centres bringing our readers the very latest LIVE news, views and pictures as it happens.If you are tweeting through the weekend, don’t forget the hashtag #LE19Donegal. Exit poll suggests two-thirds of voters support a united Ireland was last modified: May 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Video: Newcastle United signing shows off his incredible skill

first_imgYasin Ben El-Mhanni, who has been snapped up by Newcastle, shows off his impressive array of skills. The 20-year-old West Londoner played for various non-League clubs and was on trial at Chelsea before securing a move to St James’ Park. For more footage of El-Mhanni and other young players, see FFDTVOnline’s YouTube channel and their Instagram page.See also:Chelsea give trial to non-League wingerChelsea trialist scores in Under-21 winChelsea trialist features in Under-21 gameFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors Profiles: At No. 2 we present the Swede-ist of them all

first_imgHere’s more on all that right here, but enough news. To get you ready for the matchup in … Second Draymond Green will not play either, but will make the trip with the team.Lastly, Damian Jones will start for the second straight preseason game. The Warriors wrapped up practice Thursday afternoon with a couple of setbacks before they headed to Seattle for Friday’s preseason matchup against the Kings.First, Stephen Curry will NOT play, nor make the trip North due to personal reasons.last_img read more

Tooble.tv: 5 High School Students Stick It to the Man with Online Video Downloader

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… So, Sony BMG doesn’t want you to embed that AC/DC concert footage in your blog or grab the audio from that footage as an MP3? They’d probably have a fit if if you stored that footage as an MP4 on your computer and distributed it wherever you liked or – worse yet – remixed it to your heart’s content.Thanks to Tooble.tv, a fascinating tool that plays footsie with all kinds of copyright law, you can do all of the above and more. Only high school students would have the audacity (or sheer naivete) to pull off a stunt like this.That’s right: Tooble was developed by five high school students in Wallingford, Connecticut. We applaud their ingenuity and hope for their continued success, but we are rightfully concerned about the potential uses and the future of this product.Tooble runs as a desktop app. It makes downloading online video and converting it to MP4 files as simple as cutting and pasting a URL. The app also allows for conversion of audio tracks in the videos to stand-alone MP3s. The free version of the software runs on Mac and Windows and allows for YouTube downloads; the Pro version, priced for impulse purchases at around $6, works for a multitude of video-hosting sites.Users can search for videos or browse through the prescribed YouTube categories in the free version of the software.To test the app, we downloaded an embedding-disabled video of Johnny Cash’s The Wall, a song that details a prison experience we hope the creators and users of Tooble won’t have to replicate. Grabbing the MP4 took about a minute. We were able to open the file in our video editor and play around with it a bit. After our remixing was done, we were moreover able to upload our creation to Vimeo: Related Posts jolie odell Tags:#start#startups We’re hard pressed to think of more than a handful of legal use cases for this software. Much like P2P or BitTorrent software, this app creates a maelstrom of legal and moral questions. And calling to mind the sufferings of the Pirate Bay team and Napster, we wonder what’s in store for the kids who created Tooble.What do you think? As much fun as it is to grab others’ videos, do you think users have a legal right to be able to store, remix, and redistribute online video and audio content created by others? Is Tooble.tv essentially software that encourages and enables illegal behavior? Let us know in the comments. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Standhardinger says relationship with Chot now at a higher level

first_imgTAIPEI – It may have been “no big deal” to Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes, but that incident in the game against Iraq on Thursday night in the Jones Cup Invitational is something that Christian Standhardinger values a lot.“I have much respect for coach,” Standhardinger said while seated beside Reyes when someone pointed out that he was able to move on after being sent back to the locker room by the firebrand Gilas coach with 4:55left in that game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Standhardinger proves he is worthy of Fiba Asia spot“It (incident) took our relationship to the next level,” the 6-foot-7 Filipino-German said. “I hope we will be successful throughout the years.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThat scene in the Iraq game was a cause for concern as far as Filipino fans here were concerned, as Reyes had his hardworking center troop back to the dugout by himself while the game was going on.READ: Cruz, Standhardinger apologize to team; Chot says incident ‘no big deal’ Lyceum stays unbeaten at 3-0, holds down San Sebastian FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Reyes didn’t approve of a cheap shot Standhardinger gave on an Iraqi player, an act that got him thrown out of the game for a second deliberate foul.Standhardinger scored nine points, had two rebounds and two steals in a 91-80 loss to Lithuania on Friday.“I don’t think it was a solid game,” he said after playing almost 21 minutes. “I can do much better.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor PLAY LIST 02:11Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Top skater, cyclist out as PH SEAG team gets trimmed by injuries

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Well, our skater is a potential gold medalist, so we’re minus one possible gold without her,” said Philippine chief of mission Cynthia Carrion, referring to Cabiles.Based in Michigan, the 20-year-old Cabiles placed 14th in the short program during the 2017 Asian Winter Games, 16th in the free skate and 15th overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAccording to Philippine Cycling Federation deputy secretary general Camille Sumagui, Reyes was brought to a hospital in Seoul to determine the extent of the injury, striking the Filipino cyclist out of next week’s Kuala Lumpur Games for good.Reyes and Mervin Barnachea Corpuz are the only Filipino entries in cycling track, which offers 12 gold medals. National coach Carlo Jazul said they signed up for the track scratch/track omnium event. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Thailand ready to step in for Philippines as 2019 SEA Games host LATEST STORIES MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View commentscenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Alternate gymnasts Rachele Arellano (women’s artistic) and Adrian Mirasol Apuyan (men’s artistic) were earlier pulled out from the delegation by Carrion, also president of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines.Sailor Ridgely Balladares, who won a gold in the men’s keelboat match racing in 2015 Singapore, was also entered as an alternate to Lester Troy Tayong and Emerson Villena in the international 470 event and was scratched from the lineup.Carrion is expecting a turnout of at least 50 gold medals for the Philippines to improve on its previous finish of sixth place among 11 countries. “I hope there will be no more injuries. Let’s pray for the safety of our athletes,” said Carrion, a board member of the Philippine Olympic Committee.The POC originally submitted a total of 498 Filipino athletes to KL organizers.ADVERTISEMENT Figure skater Samantha Mary Lynn Cabiles begged off from her national team duties and track cyclist Kristian Emmanuel Reyes got injured in a crash, reducing the Philippine delegation to the 29th Southeast Asian Games to 493 athletes in 37 sports.Citing health reasons, Cabiles has decided to skip the women’s individual figure ice skating event while Reyes won’t be suiting up either after getting hurt in a spill while training in South Korea.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano was supposed to compete in the floor, vault, uneven bar and balance beam while Apuyan will be tested in the high bar, parallel bars, vault, ring, floor and pommel horse.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more