first_img April 30, 2003 Errata Errata T he UPL Actions column in the April 15 issue of The Florida News should have stated the following as to Angelo Pizzuto: Angelo Pizzuto, Miami Beach, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following an October 10, 2002, court order based on a stipulated injunction without any findings of fact. (Case no. SC02-2059)last_img read more

Smoke alarm legal deadline looming for Far North homeowners

first_imgNew legislation specifies that all Queensland dwellings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level. A 10-year phased rollout of interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in Queensland will happen over three specific periods starting from January 1, 2017. What does this mean for your home?To comply with legislation, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required:From January 1, 2017: in all new dwellings and substantially renovated dwellings (this applies to building applications submitted from 1 January 2017). From January 1, 2022: in all domestic dwellings leased and sold.From January 1, 2027: in all other domestic dwellings.More info here. FACTBOX Rard Changizi, Principle of Sync Property holding an old smoke alarm that needs to be upgraded to new photo electric alarms by 2022. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEANFAR North landlords have more than two years to make sure their properties comply with strict new smoke alarm laws.Sync Property principal Rard Changizi said the situation was becoming critical and estimateed that in Queensland, 729 of the state’s 450,000 rental properties must be made compliant every day to make the deadline of January 1, 2022.The new laws require interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level.Mr Changizi has set up the Smoke Alarm Association of Australia, which represents anyone involved in the smoke alarm industry, in an effort to advise property managers and landlords about the laws.The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service will strictly enforce the new rules with a penalty of $500 for noncompliance. Rental properties cannot be leased or sold after this date unless the property complies with the new legislation.“We are trying to get real estate agents to advise their landlords about the new legislation and start doing things now, because at this point in time, there are not enough people involved in the smoke alarm business to be able to cope with the amount of properties that need to be upgraded, and that is a massive problem,” Mr Changizi said.“Of the 450,000 rental properties in Queensland, that does not include social housing or defence housing.“A lot of people think smoke alarms are too expensive right now, and they’ll wait for the price to drop, but the exact opposite will happen. The price will go up closer to the compliance data as more and more people want their jobs done quickly.”Mr Changizi said that in Cairns especially, the situation was “quite nerve-racking”, despite there being a “good selection of smoke alarm businesses”.“They are not as busy as they should be, however,” he said.“For real estate agents, this requires a lot of planning. You have to do your whole rent roll at once and you have to get approval from landlords to spend the money. “The legislation puts the onus on the landlords, but property managers have a responsibility to their landlords to make sure their properties are compliant.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“If a property is not compliant, a real estate agent is not allowed to take any rent for a landlord, because they are not meant to have a tenant.”Prices vary for the new photoelectric smoke alarms, but can start at $179 for each smoke alarm, plus costs for an electrician to install the alarms.last_img read more

Lauri Markkanen injury update: Bulls F expected to make season debut vs. Rockets

first_img“Having another skilled player who can score from all over the court is very important for what we’ll be trying to do.”Markkanen shined as a rookie for Chicago last season, averaging 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in 68 games. He also knocked down 36.2 percent of his 3-pointers.The Bulls will enter the matchup with the Rockets on a five-game losing streak. They hold a 5-18 record. Bulls F Jabari Parker on his start to season: ‘I’m far away from where I want to be’ Denzel Valentine injury update: Bulls guard out for rest of season after ankle surgery Markkanen is officially listed as “probable” for the matchup.Chicago’s Lauri Markkanen is expected to make his season debut tonight in Houston. He is listed “probable” to return to the Bulls lineup against Rockets after suffering a sprained right elbow in training camp.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 1, 2018Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said earlier this week Markkanen’s return should help the team’s offense. Related Newscenter_img Lauri Markkanen will be back on the court Saturday.The 21-year-old Bulls forward sprained his elbow in late September and has not appeared in a game this season. But, Markkanen is expected to play for the first time in 2018-19 when Chicago faces the Rockets in Houston on Saturday, according to a report from The Athletic. “The thing about Lauri is he’s obviously a very unselfish player,” Hoiberg said Thursday (via the Chicago Tribune). “But just what he can provide as far as spacing the floor and the attention he can draw, I think it’s going to help everybody.last_img read more

SA Women’s Sevens aim high in Amsterdam

first_img16 May 2014 Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel on Thursday said he had high hopes for his team at the IRB Women’s Sevens world series event in Amsterdam as they completed their preparations for their toughest assignment of the year.Challenging pool Playing in their only World Series event of the season, the Springbok Women will face Russia, Australia and France in a challenging pool, with Australia posing the biggest threat as they are only two points behind Women’s World Series log leaders New Zealand going into the final leg of the competition. Russia, meanwhile, are also among the eight core teams on the World Series circuit and tied for fourth place in the standings with England. France participated in the Dubai and China tournaments, and will draw confidence from their victory against Dazel’s team in the Hong Kong Invitational plate semifinal in March. The tournament will run over two days.A tough onslaught Given the high quality of the opposition, Dazel expects a tough onslaught, but he was excited to see his team in action against some of the best sides in the world. “Australia plays a good running style of rugby and they have skilful players, so we are expecting a good challenge against them,” said Dazel. “Russia, on the other hand, plays a more physical game and they have some speed, so the contrast between those two attributes is something we will have to watch out for. “France, meanwhile, play a unique style of rugby, which is very different to last season. We faced them in Hong Kong and we were not successful on that occasion, so the players are hungry to give it another go.”Seeking improvement The Springbok Women’s Sevens won only one of their five matches at last year’s Amsterdam World Series event, but Dazel said he was keen to see a vastly improved showing from his charges in the next two days. “We certainly hope to deliver a much better performance this year because I believe as a team we have a better understanding of the game,” he said. “We are currently in a centralised training program, which involves spending a fair amount of time on conditioning and technical skills, so we are better prepared than last season.”Women’s World Series qualification While the team’s performance will not have a direct influence on their path to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Dazel said a good performance would be vital to boost the team’s confidence ahead of the qualifiers for the 2014/2015 IRB Women’s World Series, which are expected to be held in France later this year. The top four teams on the 2014/2015 World Series log at the conclusion of the competition will qualify automatically for the Olympic Games. “The tournament will definitely give us a good idea of where we are compared to the teams on the World Series circuit and it will also provide a platform from which we can build going into the qualifiers,” Dazel concluded.SPRINGBOK WOMEN’S SEVENS SQUAD Lorinda Brown, Rachelle Geldenhuys, Nosiphiwo Goda, Veroeshka Grain, Zenay Jordaan (captain), Jacqueline Kriel, Nomaphelo Mayongo, Lamla Momoti, Zintle Mpupha, Marithy Pienaar, Fundiswa Plaatjie, Vuyolwethu Vazi SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Watch: Fans wish MS Dhoni as Indian players arrive in Manchester ahead of World Cup semi-final

first_imgMS Dhoni turned 38 on Sunday and celebrated the special day with his wife Sakshi, daughter Ziva and teammates in Headingley before the Indian team departed for Manchester.As the players arrived in their team bus in Manchester, MS Dhoni got a warm welcome from the fans gathered at the team hotel.As soon as Dhoni came out of the bus, fans started singing “Happy Birthday” and Karachi-born Mohammad Bashir, aka ‘Chacha Chicago’, even managed to hand the legendary cricketer a bouquet of flowers.Dhoni had provided tickets for the India-Pakistan group match on June 16 to Mohammad Bashir, who supports the former captain’s team over the country of his birth whenever the two sides clash.MS Dhoni’s birthday celebrations had begun early on Sunday as the India cricket superstar celebrated the special day with his family and friends in Leeds right after India’s World Cup 2019 win over Sri Lanka.Sakshi Singh Dhoni took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of herself with MS Dhoni and Ziva from the mini birthday bash on Sunday.Dhoni was showered with loved and lots of good wishes from former players, teammates and fans on social media.Hardik posted Boomerang videos of himself with Dhoni and wrote, “Happy birthday, Mahi bhai! Every day spent with you is a chance to learn and grow. Thank you for being one of the biggest role models in my life. Swipe right to see the fail one.”advertisement”Four World Cups, four different looks, which one do you like the most? Take a pick. Happy Birthday Dhoni,” the BCCI also wished the wicketkeeper-batsman.#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni (@BCCI) July 7, 2019India will now take on New Zealand in the first semi-finals in Manchester on July 9 while Australia will face hosts England once again in this edition in the second semi-final in Birmingham on July 11.Also Read | Ziva Dhoni gets first bite of the cake as MS Dhoni celebrates birthdayAlso Read | God bless you, stay healthy and fit: Sachin Tendulkar wishes MS Dhoni on 38th birthdayAlso Read | Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant greet MS Dhoni in a special waylast_img read more

a month agoDonnarumma insists AC Milan players behind coach Giampaolo

first_imgDonnarumma insists AC Milan players behind coach Giampaoloby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma insists the players are behind coach Marco Giampaolo.Milan threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Torino on Thursday night.“It’s a defeat that burns. It’s a dark day and I struggled to sleep last night,” Donnarumma told Sky Sport Italia.“Yesterday I saw the team give everything, I’m sorry for everyone, the fans included. We have to follow the Coach because we’re working well and we have great ideas on how to play. We must follow him.“Giampaolo’s a great Coach. I’m sorry because yesterday we had a great game and we didn’t deserve to lose.“We’re all with him. It’s normal to struggle a bit at the start with new ideas and new players, but we should continue to follow him. We’re all with him.“After the first goal, we fell apart. We need to improve on this. If we’d remained compact, we would’ve been able to take the win home.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Joel Stave Misses On Crucial 4th Down Throw, Iowa Wins Heartland Trophy

first_imgWisconsin flag bearer runs across the field.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: A cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates a score against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Wisconsin entered the season as Big Ten West favorites, but after this afternoon’s game, things in that division have been thrown for a loop. The Iowa Hawkeyes pulled off an upset of the No. 19 Badgers in Madison, winning the Heartland Trophy for the first time since 2009. Wisconsin had a chance to take the lead, but Joel Stave fired incomplete on a 4th & 2, looking for tight end Troy Fumagalli on the play.Not the best throw here— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) October 3, 2015He looked for a pass interference call, and there was some contact, but the refs held their flags, and Iowa was able to take a knee and win the game.The Heartland Trophy comes BACK to Iowa City! #IOWAvsWIS I’m done bragging now.— Y2Jason Strasburg (@Strasconsin) October 3, 2015Iowa is 5-0 with the win, and a favorable schedule ahead. This year could be a big one for Kirk Ferentz and his Hawkeyes.last_img read more

Sheppard eager to address Action Plan objectives for Michiganders

Sheppard eager to address Action Plan objectives for Michiganders

first_img Categories: Sheppard News Focused on people, blueprint will ensure bright futureCrucial policy priorities for Michigan’s continued recovery were unveiled today at a Capitol press conference, and state Rep. Jason Sheppard, said he is ready to build on last session’s success, when 80 percent of the goals were approved by the House.“I may be a freshmen on the House floor, but I’m just as eager to exceed last year’s accomplishments as my seasoned colleagues,” said Sheppard, R-Temperance. “There is no such thing as good enough when we have the honor and responsibility of serving the people of Michigan.”The Action Plan outlines priorities for the 98th Legislature that will foster job growth and strengthen the state’s economy, as well as take care of the people who make Michigan great.“As a small business owner, I know it takes a lot of strategic planning to be efficient and productive,” Sheppard said. “The same applies to state government, so we’ve charted our path for the next two years and want to be held accountable for our actions. The people of Michigan deserve this focused, measured approach to improving our state.”Commitment to reform and smart, sound budgeting are also key pillars of the House Action Plan, which—when paired with a focus on Michigan’s people—will forge a path to economic success and a brighter future for all.Learn more at 05Feb Sheppard eager to address ‘Action Plan’ objectives for Michiganderslast_img read more

State Rep Wakeman House sends solution to decades long auto insurance problem

State Rep Wakeman House sends solution to decades long auto insurance problem

first_img State Rep. Rodney Wakeman today joined his House colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver significant rate relief for drivers across the state.The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price disparity among medical services for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims. The plan, Senate Bill 1, will soon be headed to the governor’s desk and is expected to receive her signature.The bipartisan solution is designed to end Michigan’s long tenure as the state with the most expensive car insurance rates in the nation.“After a careful, deliberative process to resolve a decades-long problem, the historic 100th Legislature has finally delivered historic car insurance relief to Michigan families,” said Wakeman. “This was a top concern for the people of the 94th District and for Michiganders. I personally heard from countless families. Michigan drivers made it absolutely clear this was a problem, and reform could not wait any longer. My colleagues and I listened, which is why this was our top priority.”Michigan’s costs are high largely because it’s the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The bipartisan reform plan allows those currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing more affordable options. Categories: Wakeman News 24May State Rep. Wakeman: House sends solution to ‘decades long’ auto insurance problem to the governorlast_img read more