first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » UPDATED: Property sales and rental markets to reopen today previous nextCOVID-19 newsUPDATED: Property sales and rental markets to reopen todayChanges to travel restrictions within amendment to current legislation give green light for home moves to restart, and agents to restart viewing, sales and rentals.Nigel Lewis12th May 2020030,125 Views The government has given the green light to property sales and rentals restarting following a change to the main legislative instrument used to restrict travel during the Coronavirus crisisYesterday Parliament published several amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.This includes the addition of five short paragraphs that allow both agents and members of the public to travel to view properties and move home.Although only a technical change to the Coronavirus law, this effectively re-opens the sales and rental markets.“It’s great news for consumers and the industry that the housing market is being opened up and people can let, rent, buy and sell properties again,” say David Cox, Chief Executive of ARLA Propertymark and Mark Hayward, Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark in a joint statement.“The new regulations provide clarity to agents and will allow them to deal with pent-up demand from consumers.“It’s also a step to reinvigorating the housing market and will be a boost to the economy.“Safety of course will be paramount, and we would encourage everyone to ensure that they follow Government guidelines closely to protect others and themselves.”The new regulations allow members of the public to visit sales or lettings agencies, developers’ sales offices, show homes, view properties for sale or rent, prepare properties prior to moving in and move home.Agents are also allowed to visit any rental or sales property to get them ready for sale, which means appraisals, valuations and photography.Read the amended legislation in full.Read about the safety rules agents will have to follow.Industry reaction so farLucy Pendleton, James Pendleton“It’s a brave new world but the viewings must go on. We’ve got all the necessary PPE ready to go, and buyers and sellers keen to start viewing straight away. We’re just waiting to hear what the government’s detailed guidelines are.“Agents have been desperate to get back to business, and an explicit mention for the sector in the government’s lockdown strategy on Monday was noticeable by its absence. You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief when news that agents could get back to work trickled out late yesterday afternoon.“It’s fantastic news that agents aren’t going to have to wait until July to start showing properties properly again, as we will find out sooner rather than later whether some of the more dire predictions for the housing market will come true. In London, we have seen absolutely no sign of the conditions that would normally precipitate a marked fall in prices. We expect a similar picture to be playing out across the country.“Lack of supply exacerbated by sellers delaying their moves until after the pandemic has eased significantly is going to put a floor under prices, much like it did during the Brexit negotiations. Borrowing rates are extremely low too and that’s going to boost buying power.”Tom Mundy, COO, Goodlord“It’s a huge relief to know that property viewings and moves will be permitted once more from this week. The whole industry has been on hold, with demand in the rental market building up as a result, meaning this news will be music to the ears of letting agents and tenants.“Our Lettings Activity Tracker showed a steady increase in market activity during the first week of May, demonstrating that some of that pent up demand was already beginning to leak out. This announcement therefore comes at the right time.“Some important questions remain, however, about how we ensure the safety of everyone concerned as we get the industry moving again. We very much hope the Government releases more detailed advice around social distancing and how to protect tenants, prospective tenants, and agents – particularly when it comes to viewings.“In the meantime, everyone in the industry must use a common sense approach to make things as safe as possible and to offer digital options for all parties wherever practicable.”Jonathan Hopper, CEO of Garrington Property Finders“Afterthought or an aftershock? It matters not. The eleventh-hour firing of the starting gun for estate agents will re-energise the property industry.“For the next few days at least, the new motto for the sector will be ‘education education education’ as agents take a crash course in how to conduct socially distant viewings safely.“The real question is what sort of market they will find as they pull up their shutters. The lockdown may have halted conventional viewings, but there are plenty of signs that some would-be buyers have used the past six weeks to window shop in earnest.Andy Marshall, Chief Commercial Officer, Zoopla“We’re delighted that the Government has recognised the need to restart the property market, permitting estate agents to operate – within the parameters of common sense social distancing. Now is the time to get the market moving and to restore it to full health.“With 373,000 transactions held up in the pipeline, amounting to £82bn in property value and £1bn of agent revenue, the Government’s move is set to be a catalyst for the broader economy. The multiplier effect of estate agency will stimulate cashflow for a network of industries, from removal firms to decorators to solicitors, benefiting the economy at both a local and national level.“This is where our two payment plans for agents will come into their own; for at least the next five months, our customers who have subscribed to one of our offers will be able to rebuild their revenue pipeline without a financial outlay for portal use. We welcome the opportunity to discuss plan options with any agents who had not already signed up.”Iain Mckenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals“It is vital that the sector continues to ensure that they act within a responsible and safe manner ensuring that Government health guidelines are adhered to at all times.  Most estates agents have the tech tools, processes and services in place to carry out the home buying process virtually through means of video viewings and valuations, and electronic contracts and documentation.Added to this, The Guild’s compliance offer, Paul Offley, has produced a 6-point return to work safely guide for estate and lettings agents to operate within a safe manner.”Dominic Agace, Chief Executive of Winkworth“This is great news. We have a socially distanced work environment plan to manage the business and can implement it quickly to ensure that we can go back to full operations. This will enable our customers to move on to the next stage in their lives, releasing the anxieties caused by the lockdown.” The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 coronavirus Mark Hayward David Cox May 12, 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 2021last_img read more


first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Chancellor’s Budget announcements drive ‘busiest day EVER for property market’ previous nextHousing MarketChancellor’s Budget announcements drive ‘busiest day EVER for property market’Claim is made Rightmove but backed up by agents who also say millions of people were prompted to start property searches by Sunak’s Budget.Nigel Lewis5th March 20210765 Views Rishi Sunak’s Budget 2021 stamp duty and mortgage support announcements on Wednesday prompted one of the busiest days ever for both estate agency and property portal websites as millions of buyers rushed to search for property.The stamp duty holiday has now been extended from March 31st to June 30th for the portion of a property’s value up to £500,00 and then to the end of September for up to £250,000.The mortgage support package guarantees a slice of a property’s mortgage for first time buyers if they can save up a 5% deposit and secure them a 95% LTV mortgage.Rightmove says Wednesday was it’s busiest day ever for traffic with over nine million people piling in to search for property, 6% higher than its last record day, which was Sunak’s previous budget announcement on 8th July 2020.Rightmove’s Tim Bannister (pictured) says: “It’s clear from our record-breaking traffic numbers that the Spring Budget has introduced buyers into the market who were not perhaps able to consider moving until now or who were waiting to hear what was going to happen to stamp duty.”But agents have also seen record visits to their websites. Winkworth says it saw a 15 per cent surge in traffic to its website after the Budget announcements on the stamp duty holiday extension and the mortgage guarantee scheme.Dominic Agace, its chief executive, says: “We saw an immediate spike in activity compared to before the Budget and the same period last week. “Talking to our offices, some noticed a surge of interest when the stories on stamp duty and 95 per cent mortgages emerged over the past week or so.“The stamp duty holiday extension will take the pressure off those battling to beat the deadline and the mortgage guarantee scheme is a great boost to buyers and sellers in London, particularly in a sector of the market which has struggled due to lower mortgage availability.”Winkworth says there are 388,000 visits to it website every month on average, and 4.6 million visit during 2020.Read more about the budget.budget 2021 Rishi Sunak Rightmove winkworth March 5, 2021Nigel 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


first_imgOntarians were shocked to hear that Ontario’s largest show organizers, Equestrian Management Group (EMG), had sold its assets to rival show organizers Angelstone Management. EMG hosts 14 gold shows at Caledon Equestrian Park (CEP), and the group has been the backbone of competition in Ontario for more than 30 years. Angelstone Tournaments first started hosting events at their Rockwood location in 2009 and now has six gold dates on the schedule. The two organizers have had a healthy rivalry from the outset which only added to the intrigue of the announcement.Angelstone’s CEO, Keean White, is a serial entrepreneur who has continually created unique and entertaining events which feature show jumping in a fresh light. He was the mastermind behind the 2010 Akon concert in Wellington, Florida that was prefaced by a $25,000 Puissance which sold 7,000 tickets. At home, his shows offer Circuit Champions, Leading Trainer Awards, University Scholarships, and offer special classes that target kids and young horses. In addition, Angelstone’s famous Saturday Night Lights Grand Prixes attract large community crowds and have culminated in some epic after parties. Just last year he announced the launch of the Major League Show Jumping series, a 5* Show Jumping tour, with stops in Canada, USA and Mexico.All this innovation, however, has come at a price.Angelstone originally launched with the tagline “by horse people for horse people” and pledged to offer a more affordable alternative to the shows hosted at EMG. “I wanted to run a horse show, because the quality of shows in Ontario is very low,” he said a 2010 article published in Horse Sport. “They lack quality by means of poor footing, poor stabling and poor quality of jumps. On top of that, the shows are very expensive.”At the outset, Angelstone events were a less expensive alternative and charged just $25 per class with no other fees. “Our show is financed by our corporate sponsors, not the exhibitors,” he insisted.Fast forward 10 years, however, and the costs have changed dramatically with Angelstone similar to EMG. It is these rising costs that have some concerned about the new monopoly of southern-Ontario that Angelstone has created.White is aware of this criticism and points to the affordable Silver Series that he has created. Introduced in 2019, the series has grown to six events in 2021 for which 600 season passes sold out in 36 hours last fall. For $949, the pass gives participants access to five shows and includes a stall at each event, all rings open for schooling, and the option to compete in any of the classes offered.He also notes that the new structure with two venues offers savings that will be passed on to competitors at the gold level.“There are a lot of synergies by running both venues. It actually lowers our costs to run each event and there is some significant staffing and supplier synergies,” he said. “We are also going to announce a Gold Pass which will create an opportunity where for one low monthly price you can show at any gold show between the two venues all year. Show in whatever you want, get your stall, the office fee is included, and the schooling fee is included. It works out that every 5th show is free – so we are lowering cost by about 20% by operating both venues. People are going to see a significant cost savings which is one of the benefits. We are going to create more opportunities for more riders to move up from silver to gold because of the cost savings from an operational stand point.”To accommodate the new venture, some changes to the competition calendar will also be announced shortly.“We are going to make a few subtle changes to the calendar that we’ve been working on for the last month, but, in general, it will be approximately the same dates,” said White. “We’ve reached out to Ten Sixty Stables about a date and they’ve moved around a little bit. We’ve also worked with Karen Sparks from Wesley Clover to solidify the calendar.”White has other initiatives planned for competitors including introducing Ontario Championships which will be a season finale to be held indoors just before The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Held over two weeks, one week for hunters and one for jumpers, the top 20 competitors in all divisions from the gold shows based on OHJA points will be invited to attend along with the gold, silver, and bronze medalists from the Silver Series Playoffs.“We can encourage the riders that excel at the silver level and to create that stepping stone opportunity for them to come up to the next level.”In addition to the new options for competitors, White also plans on expanding the atmosphere and services offered at Caledon Equestrian Park.“We are going to put an Angelstone touch in a few places,” commented White about his limited plans for changes in the first year. “After year one we want to stand back and learn and see what works and where we want to focus on improvements. A lot of the outdoor decisions will happen after the 2021 season and aim those towards 2022, whether that’s investing in the stabling or something else. There are a number of areas we want to address over the next couple of years. We’ll make those decisions following the 2021 outdoor season.”One area of priority is to invest in the indoor area by adding heat and indoor stalls to increase the total capacity to 243. This will help facilitate the new winter series he plans to run February through April. “We want to operate year-round rather than just being a seasonal business,” said White.Investing in these capital expenses, however, may depend on the fate of the lease of the facility. Currently, EMG has leased the facilities from the Town of Caledon which has not been transferred, as yet. EMG contributed $1.7 million as part of the investment in securing the 2015 Pan Am Games. This contribution represented the first 20 years of their rent payments of a 40-year lease which gives EMG the ability to host 18 equestrian events during the year.“At the moment we are working together with Craig to put on the events this year,” said White. “The lease hasn’t been transferred yet but we would like to in the near future. For now, we want to keep continuity and traditions and we’ll look at the lease down the road.”While White has succeeded in bringing back more fun to horse shows, he acknowledges that he has plenty to learn from the highly-regarded team at EMG.“We hope to retain as many EMG employees as possible to maintain continuity at the park. I want our team to learn from them so everything will stay fairly status quo.”Indeed EMG is well known for running a tight operation that runs as scheduled, and with staff that know which entries are qualified to enter various classes, neither of which have always been the case at Angelstone.A few years ago the Angelstone team recognized that there were limitations with what they could do with a single venue. The launch of the Major League Show Jumping series, which is currently the subject of a lawsuit, brought the issue to a head and they determined that the only viable option was to acquire another venue so that they could expand their services.“The same group that has owned and managed Angelstone for the last decade got together and looked to grow our company,” explained White. “We went to our bank, like every growing business, and showed some great progress and how we wanted to grow and put the deal together.”“The Silver Series has been our stepping stone that has allowed us to make this acquisition,” said White adding that a similar series will be introduced at Caledon Equestrian Park in 2021.“We are really trying to create a stepping stone in our industry that we haven’t really had. We haven’t had a big number of riders moving from the Trillium to A circuit. In most sports you have a feeder system and we’ve been missing that. The inception of the Silver Series in 2019 has really showed our group at Angelstone that there is an opportunity to get more than just the gold riders involved in what we are doing and it’s opened a ton of new opportunities and doors that I think our industry is going to thrive off of for the next two decades.”EMG was contacted for comment but was unable to reply before this story was published. Tags: Keean White, Caledon Equestrian Park, Equestrian Management Group, Craig Collins, show jumping, Town of Caledon, Angelstone Management, CEP, Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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first_img View post tag: Powder U.S. Navy Officially Re-Opens Powder Coating Facility View post tag: facility Equipment & technology View post tag: Coating View post tag: Naval The Navy officially re-opened the Norfolk Ship Support Activity’s powder coating facility on board Norfolk Naval Station July 1, re-establis…By Tim Pennington (pfonline)[mappress]Source: pfonline, July 12, 2011; View post tag: Re-Opens View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: U.S. View post tag: officially Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy Officially Re-Opens Powder Coating Facility July 12, 2011 Share this articlelast_img read more


first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: contract View post tag: Naval USA: Raytheon Gets USD 18.34 Million MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System Contract July 22, 2011 View post tag: MK15 View post tag: Close-In-Weapon View post tag: USD View post tag: News by topic View post tag: gets View post tag: system View post tag: 18.34 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Gets USD 18.34 Million MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System Contract View post tag: Raytheon Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $18,346,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5437) for engineering and technical services in support of the MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is a fast reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships’ defenses.  The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program.  Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating other defense envelopes.  The Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems are installed on approximately 187 Navy ships and used by more than 20 foreign militaries.  This modification will be incrementally funded in the amount of $11,625,546 at time of award.  After award of this modification, the total estimated contract value will be $197,548,604.  This contract combines purchases for the United States government (82 percent), and the governments of Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan (18 percent combined) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by April 2012.  Contract funds in the amount of $1,547,225 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.[mappress]Source: defense, July 22, 2011; View post tag: million Equipment & technology View post tag: Phalanx Share this articlelast_img read more


first_img April 13, 2012 HMS Westminster’s Pirate-Busters Train with Kenyan Counterparts View post tag: HMS View post tag: Naval HMS Westminster’s pirate-busters trained with their Kenyan counterparts when the Portsmouth warship visited the great port of Mombasa. As well as exercising with local forces, the frigate was used to promote trade between the UK and East Africa and launched an initiative by Anglo-Kenyan authorities to keep tourists and mariners safe.The Portsmouth-based frigate arranged some counter-piracy exercises with Kenyan forces when she visited Mombasa.The Royal Navy’s ‘capital ship’ is about as well-honed as it gets in such operations; she’s spent the past few weeks sweeping the Indian Ocean for criminal activity, with her mixed team of Royal Marines of 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group – the Corps’ specialists in board and search – as well as the ship’s ‘home-grown’ boarding experts ready to pounce.“The Kenyan Navy are well trained, well prepared and brimming with enthusiasm,” said Lt Carl Isherwood, Westminster’s boarding officer.“It was a delight to have had the opportunity to train with them and we have all taken something away from it.”The focal point of the warship’s time in Kenya was the visit of the UK’s Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham, who hosted a group of Mombasa’s business and trade leaders onboard to discuss the economic development of the Port of Mombasa as a gateway for trade to East Africa.Westminster was also used as the venue for the launch of the ‘SeaSafe’ initiative. This campaign will see the UK authorities, through the High Commission, partner with the Kenya Tourist Industry and the Government of Kenya to provide useful advice to visitors, helping them enjoy the Indian Ocean safely.Continuing the theme of forging closer ties with the Kenyans; a number of sporting fixtures were played by Westminster’s sides against local opposition.The debut match by Westminster Warriors rugby team was a hard fought affair against Mombasa RFC with the locals just edging the victory 15-7. The ship’s netball and football teams were also put through their paces against local teams.Also away from the frigate, several members of the ship’s company attended a memorial service for the nine Royal Navy personnel who lost their lives when HMS Brilliant’s helicopter crashed near Mombasa in 1989; the Lynx was carrying crew ashore when it came down in the bush about 20 miles outside the city.Another group visited the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa to chat with patients and distribute small gifts to a variety of delighted patients in the children’s, maternity and burns wards.“The hospital,” says Sub Lt Gez Tin, “was extremely well staffed with caring and attentive staff doing a tremendous job.”HMS Westminster is once more back on patrol in the Indian Ocean conducting counter-piracy operations and making the high seas safer for those going about their lawful business.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 13, 2012; Image: royalnavy Share this article View post tag: with View post tag: Kenyan View post tag: traincenter_img Training & Education View post tag: Pirate-Busters Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Westminster’s Pirate-Busters Train with Kenyan Counterparts View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Counterparts View post tag: Westminster’s View post tag: Navylast_img read more


first_img View post tag: Minister View post tag: HMAS Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Coonawarra Hosts Parliamentary Secretary to Defence Minister October 31, 2013 Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Minister for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP, made his first visit to the Headquarters Northern Command and HMAS Coonawarra yesterday, where he met with personnel and toured the Navy’s most northerly base.After an invigorating physical training session with personnel from AWARE One, Mr Chester toured one of Navy’s 14 Armidale Class Patrol Boats and spent time speaking with personnel about the challenges of implementing the Government’s border protection policy.During his visit to the Headquarters Northern Command – also home to the Headquarters Joint Task Force (JTF) 639 – Mr Chester received a brief by Commander Northern Command, Air Commodore Ken Watson about current Defence involvement in Operation RESOLUTE, the ADF contribution to Australia’s whole of government domestic maritime border security effort. Mr Chester then embarked in HMAS Broome for an overnight patrol to get up close and personnel with Navy crew as they performed their duties. “Darwin is a gateway to our Northern neighbours and the Headquarters Northern Command and patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra plays an important role,” Mr Chester said.“Six hundred Navy men and women work at the base supporting fleet operations. Each year the base hosts around 100 visiting Australian and foreign warships, which take part in important Royal Australian Navy and multi-national exercises.“Coonawarra is also home to 10 of the Navy’s fleet of 14 Armidale Class Patrol Boats and is a key element in the front line of Navy’s support to Operation Sovereign Borders.“The visit has been a great chance to see the facilities that support the boats and ships involved in border protection operations and meet the personnel that do this important work,” Mr Chester said.[mappress]Press Release, October 31, 2013; Image: Australian MoD View post tag: Australia View post tag: Coonawarracenter_img View post tag: hosts View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic HMAS Coonawarra Hosts Parliamentary Secretary to Defence Minister View post tag: Parliamentary View post tag: Secretary Share this articlelast_img read more


first_img Australia’s Minister of Defence Visits TS15 View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: Australia Australian Minister of Defence, Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, will meet with personnel undertaking operations in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015 in Darwin today.Andrews will tour key elements of the exercise at HMAS Coonawarra, RAAF Base Darwin and Robertson Barracks.Hosted in Darwin and running from 5-20 July, TALISMAN SABRE 2015 revolves around a series of Australian and United States military training exercises focused on the planning and conduct of mid-intensity to high-end war fighting.The exercise is the principal Australian and United States (US) bilateral training activity.This year’s exercise is particularly significant due to the involvement of about 40 members from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) who are working with US forces in the conduct of the Exercise.A New Zealand contingent of over 500 personnel, including ships and aircraft are operating as part of the Australian forces.[mappress mapid=”16491″]Image: Australian Defence View post tag: Minister of Defence View post tag: News by topic Share this articlecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia’s Minister of Defence Visits TS15 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: TS15 July 15, 2015 View post tag: visitslast_img read more


first_img View post tag: USNS Apache View post tag: El Faro Back to overview,Home naval-today El-Faro Wreckage Believed to Be Found El-Faro Wreckage Believed to Be Found A search team on board the USNS Apache has found the wreckage of a vessel that they believe to be the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing on Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin. The hull was located at a depth of about 15,000 feet in the vicinity of the last known position.Sonar equipment towed from Apache first detected what are believed to be images of the vessel using Orion, a side-scanning sonar system, at about 1:36 pm ET on October 31 during the fifth of 13 planned search line surveys.To confirm the finding, specialists on Apache planned to use CURV 21, a deep ocean remotely operated vehicle, to survey and confirm the identity of the wreckage.The target identified by Orion is consistent with a 790-foot cargo ship, which from sonar images appears to be in an upright position and in one piece.Shortly after the National Transportation Safety Board opened its investigation into the accident, it contracted with the U.S. Navy to locate the missing ship, document the wreckage and debris field, and if possible, recover the voyage data recorder.If the vessel is confirmed to be El Faro, CURV-21, an ROV, outfitted with a video camera will start the documentation of the vessel and the debris field and attempt to locate and recover the voyage data recorder. Those operations are expected to take up to 15 days to complete in ideal conditions but could take longer depending on weather and conditions encountered during the documentation process.[mappress mapid=”17329″]Source: NTSB; Image: TOTE Services Share this article Authorities View post tag: diving division November 2, 2015last_img read more


first_imgThe Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology in theDepartment of Pediatrics, at the University of Florida, College ofMedicine in Gainesville, Florida is recruiting a PediatricRheumatologist at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor(non-tenure track). Rank will be commensurate with qualifications.Responsibilities include patient care, teaching and/or researchwith effort in each area to be determined by candidatestrengths.The Division has four board-certified pediatric rheumatologists aswell as the support staff to provide comprehensive care to childrenand adolescents throughout Florida. Our center of excellence is thelargest in the state and the only program providing pediatricrheumatology fellowship training. Department of Pediatrics at theUniversity of Florida—College of Medicine is the premier academicmedical center for children in northern Florida, and hosts a broadrange of NIH-funded biomedical scientists and clinical researcherswho benefit from robust institutional support. There is anabundance of research opportunities and possibilities forcollaboration throughout the university.Gainesville is a charming city and home to the University ofFlorida. The area is known for its natural beauty, with manysprings, lakes and rivers. The mild climate encourages outdooractivities and residents enjoy swimming, boating, fishing,bicycling and camping. Culturally, the city is enriched by theinfluence of the university. The population of Gainesville isapproximately 120,000 with a surrounding population of 250,000. Wehave a diverse culture, excellent public schools, low cost ofliving and no state income tax.Applicants must have a M.D. degree or equivalent, be licensed oreligible for licensure in the State of Florida, and be boardcertified/eligible in Pediatrics Rheumatology.Applicants interested in a full-time or part-time appointments willbe considered.Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, andthree letters of recommendation or contact information for threereferences.Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil position is filled.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approval by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can befound at http://naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.This position was originally posted under requisition # 508220.Previous applicants are still being considered and need notre-apply.#medicine=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more