Credas’ remote ID verification rolled out to Connells

first_imgHome » News » Credas’ remote ID verification rolled out to Connells previous nextProptechCredas’ remote ID verification rolled out to ConnellsThe Negotiator21st May 20200393 Views Credas has implemented its remote identity verification software in 70 offices on behalf of UK estate agent Connells.Connells’ 600 offices are closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. To enable business to continue running, the agency has requested a swift uptake in remote solutions from identity verification specialist Credas.CEO of Credas, Rhys David, said, “Our ID verification tech means that Connells can carry out due diligence requirements, such as Anti-Money Laundering checks, anywhere at any time. Agents working from home can continue business as usual for their customers, our team has been working hard to ensure that we could have this ready for them – rolling out to 70 branches in seven days.“We’re proud to work with Connells on their identity checks and we hope that the rapid uptake of our remote technology – particularly in the Mortgage and Conveyancing offices – goes some way towards allowing the business to adapt and thrive during this otherwise very unusual time.”remote identity verification software Anti-Money Laundering checks identity checks Rhys David Credas May 21, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’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

Welsh eviction changes ‘silly’ and benefits for tenants ‘illusory’ says legal expert

first_imgHome » News » Welsh eviction changes ‘silly’ and benefits for tenants ‘illusory’ says legal expert previous nextRegulation & LawWelsh eviction changes ‘silly’ and benefits for tenants ‘illusory’ says legal expertDavid Smith has made the controversial remarks in a blog written for JMW Solicitors, who he works for after leaving Anthony Gold earlier this year.Nigel Lewis29th July 20201 Comment862 Views One of the UK’s best-known housing lawyers has criticised the Welsh government for the way it introduced the recently-enacted eviction extension of notice periods to six months.David Smith (pictured, below) who works for London legal firm JMW Solicitors and is also legal counsel for the NRLA, says the decision to extend the notice periods on section 8 and 21 notices with immediate effect is a ‘silly change’ to the regulations.“Ministers decided not to consult or allow a short period between announcing these regulations and bringing them into force,” he says. “This is in breach of their own ministerial code but they have justified this on the basis that there is an urgent need to bring certainty and security to Welsh tenants.“I think this is a rather false justification as any security is limited and largely illusory.”Eviction changesIn Wales landlords now need to give six months’ notice to a tenant until 30 September 2020, at which point a landlord can issue a fresh notice citing the original shorter notice requirement as set out in the Housing Act 1988.“In fact, almost every landlord [in both Wales and England] would be far better off doing this,” says Smith.Unless the Welsh government plans to also alter the 30 September 2020 date as well, which it has not done in these regulations, this change does very little other than to give an inaccurate picture to tenants.Smith says they can be issued with a six-month notice and think they still have time only to then be issued with a much shorter notice on 30 September by their landlord.eviction notices JMW Solicitors NRLA David Smith Welsh Government July 29, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentPossession Friend, Possession Friend Possession Friend 29th July 2020 at 1:57 pmThe Welsh Govt are surely planning to ‘drop that bombshell’ – extending the Coronavirus Act past Sept, – otherwise, as David points out, their 6 month Notice period doesn’t make sense.( Not that generally stops Governments )Log in to ReplyWhat’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

Light boxes will combat depression, says Hilda’s

first_imgSt Hilda’s is set to buy £160 worth of medically certified light boxes to help combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD).The motion was passed at a JCR meeting on Sunday. It stated that “SAD is a type of major depressive disorder that disproportionally affects people living in areas further from the equator, such as England.”The JCR resolved to buy “medically certified light boxes” in order to make light therapy more accessible to those students suffering from the symptoms of SAD, including “depression, lethargy, anxiety, trouble waking up in the mornings, and withdrawal from social situations”.The motion was passed unanimously, with one amendment made. Originally, the proposal requested four boxes with a budget of up to £300, but the JCR settled on buying two boxes worth £160 altogether, with the possibility of buying more boxes if demand increases. No timeline has yet been set for the introduction of the light boxes.Bora Guloglu, the student who proposed the motion, told Cherwell: “Unfortunately, SAD is often not recognised as a big problem, since many people suffer from mild symptoms. Only for a smaller subset of people do the symptoms become unmanageable, and so many people tend to think that it is just ‘winter blues’.”Bora has recently been diagnosed with SAD herself, and hopes the investment in light boxes will “make life for students dealing with SAD easier”.The new light boxes would allow for an extra tier of support for students in addition to the light therapy already provided by the Disability Advisory Service (DAS). Many of the students who voted in favour of the motion felt the waiting period during registration to the disabilities service justified the proposal.Antara Jaidev, who seconded the motion, said: “It seemed counterintuitive to spend the whole of Michaelmas term, the time when symptoms are likely heightened, attempting to cut through the red tape of the university’s service.”This sentiment was shared by Mikey Ahearn, one of the welfare officers at St Hilda’s: “This will simply ensure that students can continue to function as fully as possible between the fi rst steps of diagnosis, right up until, and following, the DAS’s choice to grant individual support.”Ahearn also raised the issue of “the profile of SAD as a mental disorder”. He hopes that the proposal will help raise awareness of this form of depression, which is often not taken seriously due to the seasonality of its symptoms.Other measures are already being put in place at St Hilda’s to further increase the support for students with a mental illness. Jaidev described one such development: “The officers of the JCR in charge of such policies are in the process of changing their official titles from Disability and Health Conditions Officers to Disability, Health Conditions, and Neurodiversity Officers.”In this way St Hilda’s hopes to make their health services as inclusive as possible for a variety of health issues, including SAD.last_img read more

Aces Visit 4th-Ranked Duke on Wednesday

first_imgAces Looking For 11th Win Of The Season For the 10th time in its Division I history, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will take on a top five opponent as the Purple Aces travel to Durham, N.C. to play 4th-ranked Duke on Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.  Game time is 6 p.m. CT and ESPN2 will have live coverage.Senior Blake Simmons has continued his banner season in his final year with the Purple Aces.  In victories over Austin Peay and Midway, Simmons averaged 18 points per game while shooting 60% from the field (12-of-20); Simmons matched his career-high of 18 points in both contests.  Over his last five games, Simmons has averaged 16.2 points per game and has seen his season average jump to 12.3 PPG.Making his first start on Sunday against Midway, K.J. Riley led UE to its fifth win in a row while falling just three assists shy of a triple double.  The Bronx, N.Y. native finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 7 helpers.  In two games over the weekend, Riley averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while getting to the line an unbelievable 28 times in two games; Riley hit 21 free throws over the weekend – the opposition combined to shoot just 17 free throws in the two games.  His top game as a member of the UE squad came on Saturday against Austin Peay as he notched 22 points while hitting 14 out of 17 free throw attempts.A 19-point effort against Midway marked the best in the young career of freshman Noah Frederking.  The Okawville, Ill. product hit six field goals and four free throws in the win.  He has started the last six games for UE, helping them win five of those contests.  In his starts, Frederking has played an average of 28.5 minutes per game while reaching double digits in three of the last five games.  He has played at least 15 minutes in each of the last eight games overall.UE ranks 15th in the country, allowing just 61.9 points per game.  It currently stands as the #2 defense in Evansville’s Division I history; the top defense in the 1981-82 season allowed just 60.1 PPG over 29 games.Winning eight of its first ten games, the Purple Aces are 10-2 for the third time in four years.  Between 1989 and 2014, the team did not record one such start.Duke enters Wednesday’s contest with an 11-1 mark and are ranked fourth in the country.  After starting the season at 11-0 and moving to #1 in the nation, the Blue Devils dropped their ACC opener at Boston College, 89-84.  Marvin Bavley III leads the Blue Devils with 21.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.  Bagley leads the NCAA with 102 field goals while his 135 total rebounds are second.  Grayson Allen sits with 17.2 PPG.  Trevon Duval is sixth in the nation with 80 assists.Since the 1948-49 season, the University of Evansville has squared off against 70 ranked opponents, posting a 16-54 mark.  Evansville has knocked off a ranked opponent in five out of the last eight seasons.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Shore Invites Community to Free “Be Well Connected” Osteoporosis Awareness Education Breakfast May 9

first_imgShore Medical Center Shore Medical Center In recognition of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month, Shore is hosting a free community breakfast to educate the public about osteoporosis prevention and awareness on Wednesday, May 9, from 10 am to noon. This event, which is part of Shore Physicians Group’s 2018 educational health series, “Be Well Connected,” will be held at Greate Bay Country Club, located at 901 Mays Landing Rd., Somers Point, NJ.Greate Bay Country ClubGuests will enjoy a continental breakfast while hearing from Shore Physicians Group and Shore Medical Center experts, with time allotted for questions between each topic.The presentations include:Know Your Risk, presented by Dr. Linda Brecher, DO, FACOI, FACR, Rheumatologist, Shore Physicians GroupStrengthening Your Bones Through Exercise, presented by Jennifer Pesce, PT, DPT, Director of Rehabilitation, Shore Medical CenterHow to Pack More Calcium into Your Diet, presented by Saba Zahid, RD, Patient Experience Manager, Food and Nutrition Services, Shore Medical CenterFor more information or to RSVP, contact Katie Byrnes at 609.653.3500 ext 3435 or via email [email protected] OsteoporosisMay is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month. Osteoporosis is a common condition affecting over 10 million Americans. Most of those people have no symptoms of the disease until they have a fracture (broken bone). Osteoporosis causes deterioration of bone quality which does not cause pain or any other symptoms. The only symptom of osteoporosis is a broken bone. This can occur without trauma – including sneezing, tripping, or turning over in bed.Osteoporosis risk factors include:Gender – Women are 4 times more likely to develop osteoporosis. Age – Women and men over the age of 50 have the greatest risk for developing osteoporosis. Bone density decreases with age as does the risk for falls, both contribute to fractures from osteoporosis. Ethnicity – Caucasian and Asian women are at the highest risk for developing osteoporosis. African American and Hispanic women can develop osteoporosis but seem to have less risk. Family History – This is one of the highest risk for osteoporosis and fracture. The risk is very high if a first degree relative has had a fracture over age 50 involving hip, wrist, or hip. Low Body Weight – weighing less than 127 pounds increases risk for osteoporosis and fracture. Smoking – Profound bone loss is associated with older women and men who smoke. Excessive Alcohol Consumption – More than 2 alcoholic drinks a day increases risk for osteoporosis. More than four alcoholic drinks a day can double fracture risk. Medications – certain common medications increase the risk for osteoporosis. This includes but is not limited to:SteroidsProton Pump Inhibitors (Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid)Certain anti seizure medications – Dilantin and phenobarbitalArimidex, Aromasin, Femara – medications used to treat breast cancer, Cyclosporin, Tacrolimus – medications used in transplant. Chronic Diseases – Inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, COPD, Inflammatory bowel disease. Hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism. Chronic kidney and chronic liver disease. Lack of exercise – bone is stimulated by exercise – weight bearing and strength training (light weights). Lack of activity and sedentary lifestyle lead to further bone loss.Shore Physicians Group’s 2018 educational health series, “Be Well Connected,” began in January, with an event focused on “Dementia, Management, and the Future.” The series will continue with an event in July about the effects of aging and dementia, and an event in November focused on diabetesAbout Shore Physicians GroupShore Physicians Group is a multi-specialty medical group focused on providing the highest quality of care and making the complex healthcare system simple for patients By choosing Shore Physicians Group, patients are connected to the area’s most highly skilled, caring and passionate practitioners, who provide quality care and the best medical outcomes in the fields of family, internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, endocrinology, urology, neurology, rheumatology and general, laparoscopic, neurological and reconstructive surgery. Shore Physicians Group, which has practice locations in Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Margate, Marmora, Northfield, Ocean City and Somers Point, NJ, also operates Shore Urgent Care in Northfield. In addition, Shore Physicians Group operates disease-specific centers including the Osteoporosis Center and the Flora Baker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, sponsored by Shore Medical Center. For more information about Shore Physicians Group, visit ShorePhysiciansGroup.com.last_img read more

One industry voice needed

first_imgI have just read Sylvia Macdonald’s Viewpoint (British Baker, 29 June) and the last two paragraphs were a breath of fresh air.It is about time that this industry spoke up with one voice. For too long we have had various sectors just putting forward their own parochial points of view, without looking at the wider picture.Which body will lead this move? It needs a heavyweight organisation or person from this industry to push this idea forward, so that we can talk to the government and bodies such as Improve with one voice.You have raised the issue. It is now up to the industry to get its act together before it is too late.Henry Jefferies, EddingtonHungerford, BerkshireIf you feel strongly about the views expressed in these letters or have any other points to make, please email us on [email protected]last_img read more

Video: ABST conference 2012 – part one

first_imgThis year’s Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) conference on 15-17 June at the Alton Towers Hotel in Staffordshire, attracted hundreds of bakery students from around the UK.Attendees were able to watch live demonstrations from bakery, ingredients and packaging firms, as well as listen to a number of educational seminars led by guest speakers.Day one of the conference was host to the ABST’s 82nd annual general meeting, as well as a cowboy- and cowgirl-themed evening for guests to enjoy, including line dancing, a rodeo bull and a fancy dress competition.Stay tuned for part two of the ABST conference 2012 on bakeryinfo.co.uk, and read the full review in the 13 July issue of British Baker.YouTube link: http://youtu.be/p5_EWa8aZkwMusic: Thingamajic by Jason Shaw (Creative Commons licence)last_img read more

India looks to tech sector to boost renewables push

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Quartz India:The rapid rise of renewable energy is exposing the shortcomings in India’s current power transmission infrastructure.As they increasingly produce and distribute this new kind of power, government agencies and companies—and their infrastructure—are grappling with the technical difficulties this transition ensues. These include frequent switching between conventional and renewable energy and forecasting demand and supply.So a clutch of cleantech startups is tackling these problems using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics. They’re either providing these services themselves or creating and selling software that firms and utilities can customise.The share of renewable energy in India’s overall power capacity has shot up from around 13% in 2015 to around 20% this year. In fact, last year, the country added more renewable capacity than conventional power. While this works well for India’s broader climate goals and financials—renewable energy is now cheaper than thermal power—this is a challenge for the country’s power-transmission infrastructure for multiple reasons.For one, wind and solar power generation can often be erratic and limited in supply, given that they depend entirely on the weather and solar cycle. So transmission firms must find a balance between these and thermal power to ensure uninterrupted supply.“Demand forecast, as well as procurement forecast, is very critical for the power sector both from a financial point of view and from a technical standpoint,” Umakant Panwar, a former power department secretary in the state of Uttarakhand, told Quartz. Utilities are penalised if they underprocure electricity and don’t meet the demand; if they overprocure, they lose money. Earlier, utilities would use simple computing techniques or do it manually. Now they’re adopting technology as it enables the utility to anticipate the power supply load for the day, he added.More: Tech startups are helping India’s creaky power sector cope with the renewable energy boom India looks to tech sector to boost renewables pushlast_img read more

Women’s Keen Catalina: Goes Anywhere, Goes With Anything

first_imgKeen continues to expand its non-sandal footwear styles. My favorite for summer has been the Keen Catalina canvas boat shoes. These shoes first accompanied me on a week at Folly Beach during spring break and have been keeping my feet feeling good ever since then. I love that the classic style and design pairs well with skirts, dresses or jeans. The Catalina boat shoes are exceptionally lightweight (6.5 oz.) and provide the sole and toe comfort you have come to expect from Keen. The boat shoe soles are non-marking meaning you can wear them out on the boat without scuffing any surfaces.Pick up a pair today for late summer weekends at the lake, your next beach trip or a casual cookout with friends. Even after wearing them to a couple of muddy concerts these shoes look as good as new with a brush and a little water. Consider the Catalina canvas boat shoes to round out your summer wardrobe.MSRP $90.00; keenfootwear.comlast_img read more

Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Helen, Georgia

first_imgThis tiny town of 430 may well be one of the Blue Ridge’s most unique and best-kept secrets. In the late 1960s, after realizing that Helen’s logging industry was in rapid decline, town officials completely re-branded their city with hopes of attracting more tourism. The modern result of this re-branding is an authentic American version of a German alpine town. In Helen, all structures—even the Wendy’s—are mandated by local zoning laws to exhibit architectural traits more common to southern Bavaria than southern Appalachia.But authentic German architecture isn’t Helen’s only claim to fame. It’s also the home of the Chattahoochee River Headwaters, Smithgall Woods and Unicoi State Parks, and provides quick access to the Chattahoochee National Forest. Unlike the Chattahoochee further south, the headwaters are pristine and free-flowing, offering incredible fishing and rafting. The Appalachian Trail is just outside of town, and road cyclists train on the winding mountain roads surrounding Helen. And each winter, runners flock to Helen for the Hogpen Hill Climb, a 10.7-mile climb up steep mountain roads to Hogpen Gap.Cudas_IB_0814_2DID YOU KNOW? Helen is also home to some of the best ice climbing in Georgia. A forty-foot road cut near Helen provides prime ice climbing opportunities in the winter.Vote now at blueridgeoutdoors.com!last_img read more