PUBLISHED: 09:38 01 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:06 01 November 2018 Joseph Norton John Barker, 58, is a private landlord who has ten properties in the Nelson ward. Picture: Joseph Norton Archant Tenants living in one of the most deprived areas in Norfolk will face a rent price hike due to new council red tape, according to ‘fed up’ landlords. A selective landlord licensing scheme for northern parts of the Nelson ward in Great Yarmouth was approved following a full meeting of Great Yarmouth Borough Council in September.The proposals will mean private rented housing must be licensed and meet conditions around health and safety standards at a cost of £200 a year per property.Landlords have hit back at the proposals which will come into effect on January 7, 2019, saying the scheme will hit tenants in the pocket.John Barker, 58, a private landlord, who has ten properties in the ward has warned rent may rise by £5 a week.He said: “I … [Read more...] about Tenants living in one of the most deprived areas in Norfolk to face rent price hike
Tom Murphy, Ap Health Writer Updated 6:34 am PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, the Anthem logo hangs at the health insurer's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Anthem beat Wall Street expectations, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, and hiked its 2018 forecast again as the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer added more Medicare customers and continued to clamp down its biggest expense, benefit payouts, in the third quarter. less FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, the Anthem logo hangs at the health insurer's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Anthem beat Wall Street expectations, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, and ... more Photo: Michael Conroy, AP Photo: Michael Conroy, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, … [Read more...] about Insurer Anthem tops 3Q forecasts, hikes 2018 outlook again
Small banks are mulling over capital hikes and listing plans amid favourable market conditions and rosy business performance. Vietbank aims to raise its charter capital to $230 million by 2020 The State Bank of Vietnam has just authorised private lender Viet Capital Bank to raise its charter capital from VND3 trillion ($130.4 million) to VND3.5 trillion ($152.2 million), pursuant to the capital increase plan approved by the bank’s 2018 annual general shareholders’ meeting, which took place in late April 2018. Accordingly, the shareholders had agreed for the bank to bolster its capital twice by an additional VND200 billion ($8.7 million) and VND500 billion ($21.7 million), respectively. Meanwhile, Nam A Bank has just issued shares to pay dividend and raise its charter capital. The issuance plan came in line with the resolution of the bank’s 2018 general shareholders’ meeting. Share issuance is one two measures the bank will apply to raise its charter … [Read more...] about Small scale banks massively hike charter capital
Trails are more crowded than ever—and maintenance budgets aren’t getting any bigger. Wyoming considers a new solution to a growing problem. Author: Elizabeth Miller Publish date: Oct 28, 2018 When trail maintenance budgets run out, the path less traveled can turn into a maze of downed trees, brush, and decades-old blazes fading into bark. As trail use climbs and budgets for state and federal land managers fall, overgrown and damaged trails have become a problem throughout the country. Now, Wyoming lawmakers are looking at a novel way to deal with the shortfall: A permit system that would require hikers, bikers, and horseback riders to pay for a $10 permit. “We don’t have enough miles to meet the need, and at the same time, the trails we currently have are not being maintained,” says Domenic Bravo, with Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails Division. If the bill advances, Wyoming could be the first state to require a permit for … [Read more...] about Should You Need a Permit to Hike? Wyoming Weighs Charging for Trails.
"Pubic triangles,” replies my guide, Guillermo Bernal, after I’ve asked him to repeat himself. Guillermo speaks excellent English but I had to be sure I heard him correctly. “If you look inside the cave you’ll see carved into the wall public triangles,” he says again. I peer into the gloom at these downward-pointing triangles, a very rudimentary cave carving. The oddness of this only feels more profound when I remind myself: I am in Gran Canaria. Before British teenagers were running riot on the coast, before German tourists were reserving sun loungers with towels, before the Spanish waged a bloody war to conquer the islands, and before the Romans gave it a name, people lived on Gran Canaria. It was these Canarios who lived in caves such as this, worshipping the sun and their matriarchs. From the air, the island looks uncannily like the Millennium Falcon but look at a relief map and you can immediately see that it was once dominated by a volcano. Guillermo … [Read more...] about Hiking in Gran Canaria: A trek through Gran Canaria’s volcanoes