Brighton pursues desperate tactics to solve student renting crisis

first_imgThe desperate need for affordable student accommodation in Brighton has forced a housing group to turn to radical, if not desperate measures to help the city’s graduates.Seasalt Housing Co-operative has submitted a planning application to turn a bed and breakfast guesthouse close to the city’s seafront into communally-run, low-cost accommodation for students.The Co-operative is the first in the south of England to take such unusual measures to provide for a University town’s accommodation needs, and is a bid to offer a ‘third way’ between private rented accommodation and halls of residence.Brighton has over 21,500 students attending its university and many more studying at other colleges, but those in the private renting sector face high rents of up to £1,000 a month plus bills, not helped by many former shared houses now being used for Airbnb short-lets.“We are really trying to avoid looking at family houses as there is so much stress on those,” says Sam Orenstein from Seasalt.“I think the way families in Brighton already see students is hostile as there are a lot of students living in what were family houses.”Renting concernsInevitably, a neighbouring guesthouse owner has raised concerns about potential noise from students living in the building, but Orenstein say that, as it would be a co-operative, the people living there would have a longer-term commitment to the property.The application is supported by local MP Caroline Lucas and Green Party councillor Martin Osborne.“The situation for students is not great, many end up at the mercy of the private rented sector, living in unaffordable, overcrowded and often poor-quality housing,” says Osborne (left).“An under-explored alternative is housing which is owned by the students and I believe a student-led housing co-operative in Brighton such as Seasalt could be hugely successful.”Read more about the Brighton rental market.    August 8, 2019Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Brighton pursues desperate tactics to solve student renting crisis previous nextHousing MarketBrighton pursues desperate tactics to solve student renting crisisLocal housing co-operative plans to turn an ex guest house on the seafront into affordable student accommodation as other options run out for less wealthy graduates.Nigel Lewis8th August 20190576 Viewslast_img read more

Laura Trott and Jeremy Irons among speakers at Oxford Union

first_img The first female Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova will be hosted at the Union on Thursday, 3rd November at 5pm. She is also the first Eastern-European to govern the organisation, and has campaigned for many years for gender equality and improved education globally. Aged 21, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, and given two years to live. More than fifty years on, he is Director of Research at the Cambridge University Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, most famous for his work with Roger Penrose on Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. He will be speaking on Monday 18 January at 5pm. The full Oxford Union termcard can be found here. With ten Olympic Gold medals between them, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are two of Great Britain’s most successful sportspeople. Trott is the most decorated female Olympian in British history, while Kenny is the joint holder of the highest number of Olympic Golds for a British athlete. They will be visiting the Union on Tuesday 15th November at 5pm. Stephen Hawking, Laura Trott and Jeremy Irons are just some of the big names that will appear at the Oxford Union this term, among an array of politicians, entertainers and other public figures. But amidst the furore of Freshers’ Week and impending essay crises, are you short of time to choose which talks to queue for, and which to skip? If so, fear not; Cherwell has chosen its top six picks out of this term’s Union speakers. Click on the images below to find out more.center_img Jeremy Irons. The Academy Award-winning star of The Lion King, Reversal of Fortune and Brideshead Revisited will speak on Wednesday, 26th October at 8pm. Fresh from his role as Alfred in Batman vs Superman, he is also a goodwill ambassador for the UN. Speaking on Wednesday 23rd November at 8pm, Shami Chakrabarti is the former Director of Liberty, Labour peer and chair of the 2016 inquiry into antisemitism in the Labour Party. She was also a member of the Leveson inquiry. Visiting on Wednesday 5th October at 7pm, George Takei is perhaps best-known as the original Hikaru Sulu of Star Trek. He is a Hollywood Hall of Fame inductee, and won the 2012 LGBT Humanist Award for his work promoting LGBTQIA+ and human rights.last_img read more

More powerful than heroin

first_imgNow more than ever it is essential to get those you know who are addicted into treatment. Having a relationship with a person who has an addiction to opiates is often stressful. Although you just want to help the addicted person, they many times fight against you as if you were the enemy.Addicts can be very difficult to get into treatment and it is important to ask for help when you need it. There are professionals who can help you handle your loved one before it is too late.Do not be surprised if your loved accuses you of contributing to their addiction. Hear them out and take their words into consideration but at the end of the day realize getting them sober and continuing to live is the most important thing. Fentanyl has made the risks of being a heroin addict even higher than it already was. Get yourself educated. If one of your loved one is struggling with addiction, get them into treatment. Don’t wait until it is too late.There are many different approaches to the challenge of how to help addicts. For free information, visit or call 1 800-431-1754 to get help for your loved ones.Ray Clauson Dear Editor:Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin have a new risk. Drug dealers across the United States have begun to mix drugs with an extremely powerful and dangerous drug known as Fentanyl.  The drug Fentanyl can be from 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin, making the risk of a fatal overdose much higher. Drug dealers have been using this drug to increase the potency of their heroin at a lower cost. last_img read more

Sandbox to try out the code written in almost all languages

first_imgAnd when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point!center_img A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised? Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera.last_img read more

I&M warns customers of scammers pretending to demand immediate payments

first_img Twitter (“power lines” by Christine, CC BY-SA 2.0) Another I&M scam is being reported in Northern Indiana.The utility is warning the public after customers are reporting calls from scammers falsely identifying themselves as I&M employees.The caller claims the customer is late paying their bill and face immediate disconnection if the bill isn’t paid at once. In some cases the scammers are able to show up on caller ID as an official-looking I&M number.I&M reminds customers that they never make calls demanding immediate payment, and have suspended disconnects for non-payment during the pandemic. They also offer assistance to customers who are having trouble making payments.From I&M:During the pandemic, I&M has suspended disconnects for non-payment. We remind customers that they are still responsible for their bills and it is important that they continue paying for their usage.For assistance on paying their bill, Indiana customers can contact us at 800-311-4634; Michigan customers should call 800-311-6424. We also encourage customers to follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@IN_MI_Power) and can speak directly with customer service specialists on those platforms.Regardless of the situation, I&M employees NEVER call customers demanding immediate payment. Nor does I&M disconnect service without prior written warning. Anyone receiving such calls should hang up and call I&M’s Customer Operations Center at 800-311-4634 to report the scam. WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp I&M warns customers of scammers pretending to demand immediate payments By Tommie Lee – March 31, 2020 0 278 Previous articleNotre Dame Ph.D student removed from program over racist postsNext articleMichigan’s online unemployment system struggles under pressure Tommie Lee Pinterest Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

Notre Dame Children’s Choir to perform with Arturo Sandoval

first_imgNotre Dame Children’s Choir will perform alongside Arturo Sandoval, an “award-winning jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer,” the University announced in a press release Tuesday.The performance is part of a concert, “Swinging Christmas with the Arturo Sandoval Big Band,” that will take place in the Walt Disney Concert Hall at 8 p.m. on Dec. 21. The choir will be performing in honor of Sandoval’s new album “Arturo Sandoval’s Christmas at Notre Dame.”The album was recorded in May 2017, according to the release. After receiving an honorary degree in 2016, Sandoval returned to Notre Dame to record the album. It includes both religious and secular well-known Christmas songs, including “Silent Night” and “Frosty the Snowman.”Sandoval released the album in October, according to the release, and it has been among the top five spots on the Billboard’s Chart of Jazz Albums for the last six weeks. The album features the Notre Dame Children’s Choir, the Notre Dame Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Winds.“This album unites a wide cross-section of the Notre Dame community, with undergraduate and graduate students, child choristers and professional musicians to create vibrant renditions of classic Christmas music,” Mark Doerries, director of the children’s choir, said in the release.Emily Swope, who is pursuing a master’s in voice at Notre Dame, and Alexander Mansour, a senior majoring in music, will join the children’s choir on their tour. Mansour arranged seven of the songs on Sandoval’s album, the release said.Funds raised by “Arturo Sandoval’s Christmas at Notre Dame” will contribute to the Arturo Sandoval Institute Scholarship at Notre Dame. According to the release, the scholarship “provides access, support and inspiration to music students so they may continue their music education without economic worry.”Recognized around the world as a jazz and classical musician and composer, Sandoval has earned an Emmy Award, six Billboard awards and 10 Grammy Awards, according to the release. In 2013, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest honor for civilians in the U.S. Now, he is an emeritus professor at Florida International University, though he continues to travel to teach clinics and perform, according to the release.“Arturo Sandoval’s trumpet raises our spirits and gladdens our hearts as we celebrate Christmas,” Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins said in the release. “His musical expression of unbridled joy and goodwill calls us to embrace the love, charity and reconciliation at the heart of this blessed season. ‘Arturo Sandoval’s Christmas at Notre Dame’ is sure to become a holiday classic.”The Notre Dame Children’s Choir was founded in 2013, and now includes more than 300 members, whose ages range from 1 to 17. They have toured around the country, as well as participated in a TEDx talk, according to the release.Following their performance with Sandoval, the children’s choir will also offer a concert in Huntington Beach, Calif. Free and open to the public, the concert will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 23.Concert tickets for the performance on Dec. 21 can be purchased at Arthur Sandoval, notre dame children’s choir, Walt Disney Concert Halllast_img read more

Hornets Friends?

first_imgWalter Reeves Are hornets friends or foes to the gardener? On the next “Gardening inGeorgia” Sept. 27 and 30, host Walter Reeves helps you decide whether to kill ahornet nest or to leave it alone.Reeves will also check out the “slime time” garden pool at the Griffin, Ga.,Research and Education Garden. It’s full of green algae. But Tony Johnson, from Anthony’sArbor Landscaping, decides to control it with plants rather than chemicals.Finally, Tara Dillard has dreamed of a hedged entranceway to her garden since she wassmall. She sends Reeves up a ladder to decide what to cut away to make the garden openingmore formal.Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTVDon’t miss “Gardening in Georgia” Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at10 a.m. (Note: After this week, the Saturday show will be at 12:30 p.m.)”Gardening in Georgia” is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. It’sproduced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciencesand GPTV.last_img read more

Kellogg Appointed VP at Golden Eagle

first_imgDouglas Kellogg has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Sales at the Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe.Kellogg has been at the Golden Eagle since 2004, prior to which he worked in sales at Sugarbush Resort. He is a graduate of Johnson State College with a degree in business.last_img

5 Netflix options that will educate and entertain your kids

first_img 50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details Being stuck at home for an indefinite amount of time can be a real bummer for anyone who’s anticipating the cabin fever that is to come. As bad as you might find it, it can be even rougher for you kids. If you’re not lucky enough to have a big backyard you can send you children out into, they may end up spending a lot of time “rotting their brains” in front of the TV. Fortunately, every option to watch isn’t mindless and awful (by the way, Disney Plus released Frozen 2 early, so if you’ve got little ones, be prepared to watch that every day until August). If you’d like to find some programming that can keep your kids entertained but also teach them a few things, here are five interesting options from Netflix…Night on Earth (TV-PG): This 7 episode mini series uses new “night-vision” technology to take a clearer look into the darkness to show just what happens when night falls in the wild. “From the African savanna to be Peruvian desert”, you’ll see things you’ve never seen before, in a way you’d never imagine.72 Cutest Animals (TV-PG): “This series examines the nature of cuteness and how adorability helps some animal species to survive and thrive in a variety of environments.” That description came directly from Netflix. If that’s not enough to convince you, the first episode has Koalas and trust me, you’ll be all-in after that. Check out 12 episodes here. Dream Big: Engineering Our World (TV-G): This short (42 min) documentary will let you “examine some incredible achievements of engineering from across the globe.” From the Great Wall of China to  sustainable cities, this documentary looks at some true engineering marvels. Oh, and as a bonus, if you’re a fan of The Big Lebowski, this one is narrated by The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges.Ask the StoryBots (TV-Y): Okay now this one may seem like something for the little ones (and it totally is) but holy cow it’s fun. I watched a few episodes and it’s hard to stop. “Five inquisitive little creatures track down the answers to kids’ biggest questions, like how night happens or why we need to brush our teeth.” These questions may be for kids, but everyone will get something out of it. Watch all 22 episodes here.The Mars Generation (TV-PG): This documentary follows along as “self-professed teenage ‘space nerds’ at Space Camp chase their dreams of traveling to Mars, while experts reflect on NASA’s history and future.” Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, and others take a look at how a trip to Mars isn’t as crazy as you might think.last_img read more

10 regions get green light to enact PSBB as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

first_imgRead also: COVID-19: More regions request PSBB status as Indonesia sees big jump in infections, deathsThe city is considered to be “an epicenter of COVID-19 in Sumatra, which can potentially be a source for the disease in Riau and its neighboring provinces”, the Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, said.Jakarta was the first region in the country to implement PSBB starting last Friday to slow down the COVID-19 spread, while Bogor, Depok, and Bekasi are set to enact the restrictions on Wednesday.According to the official government count, there are 4,839 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, with 459 deaths.Topics : The Health Ministry announced on Tuesday that it would allow 10 regions considered COVID-19 red zones to impose large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to widely limit people’s movement during the outbreak. The regions include capital Jakarta, which recorded 2,335 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, and its neighboring Bogor regency, Bogor city, Depok city, Bekasi regency, Bekasi city, Tangerang regency, Tangerang city and South Tangerang city.Pekanbaru in Riau is the only city outside Java to gain approval to enact PSBB so far.last_img read more