Press release: Malthouse launches £8.5 million fund to help communities deliver discounted homes

first_img Social media – MHCLG Media enquiries Supporting volunteers who are passionate about building more of the homes we need in their communities is something I’m fully behind, and I want to see far more people getting involved across England. This funding is on top of the £26 million already available to help get neighbourhood plans over the line, which act as powerful tools for communities to be involved in the planning of their local area – providing different housing types for those who need new homes. Discounted homes are properties built for people to buy at affordable rates, allowing them to secure mortgages in areas of the country where they are currently locked out of the market by high prices. For example, a 3-bed home from the Cornwall Community Land Trust was recently sold at a discount for local people, for a price of £160,000, which is compared to an average property price in the county of over £230,000.The funds launched today forms part of a wider package of measures and targeted investment to produce more homes, building on ongoing government action to achieve a system which delivers 300,000 properties a year by the mid 2020s.Further informationThe new funds can be applied for via our third-party support provider Locality.Last year the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government launched a support package totalling £26 million for communities seeking to prepare and adopt a neighbourhood plan. Today’s £8.5 million is in addition to this, acting as a pilot for the specific delivery of discounted homes.The pilot project will run from 13 May 2019 to 31 March 2022. Government will review the outcomes of the pilot in January 2020 to inform arrangements for future years. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Office address and general enquiries If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. A multi-million-pound support package to deliver thousands of discounted homes was launched by Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP today (Saturday 11 May 2019).Volunteer groups will be able to apply from Monday for between £10,000 and £50,000 to help identify suitable sites for discounted homes, get planning permission for them and to provide other technical support.Further free specialist advice and guidance will also be made available for those who participate in the pilot.The government will be making £8.5 million available for the 3 year pilot project which will help provide cut-price homes for younger people and families in need of housing, through locally-led neighbourhood plans.Minister of State for Housing, Kit Malthouse MP, said: Email [email protected] Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Contact form https://forms.communit…last_img read more

The Park Chung Hee Era: The Transformation of South Korea

first_imgThis selection of essays edited by Ezra F. Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, and Byung-Kook Kim recovers and contextualizes many of the ambiguities in South Korea’s trajectory from poverty to a sustainable high rate of economic growth.last_img

John Goodman Talks The Front Page & Forgetting Lines

first_img Related Shows John Goodman has returned to Broadway for The Front Page, marking an on-stage reunion with Nathan Lane. While on The Tonight Show, the Emmy winner revealed the two appeared together in a disco version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream back in the ‘70s. Audiences can now catch them together at the Broadhurst Theatre, albeit with decidedly less funk. Goodman also recalled his even earlier tales from the stage, taking us back to a time when an eighth grade Goodman played the grandpa in You Can’t Take It With You. Struck with nerves, he forgot his lines and had to be consoled by his director/drama teacher, who he happened to have the hots for. We suspect he knows his lines now, but who would say no to a hug from Jack O’Brien? John Goodman John Goodman View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 29, 2017 The Front Page Star Fileslast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe league tightened its rules before this season when it comes to matters such as player tampering.NFL-NEWSWashington activates linebacker Reuben Foster off PUP listUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Football Team has activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list. The team made the move days ahead of the start of on-field training camp workouts. Foster, now 26, tore the ACL in and caused additional damage to his left knee during offseason workouts in May 2019. He missed the entire 2019 season. Washington claimed him off waivers in November 2018. The San Francisco 49ers released Foster after a domestic violence incident at the team hotel on the road in Tampa, Florida. Prosecutors decided to drop charges citing insufficient evidence, and the NFL fined Foster but did not suspend him. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA CHAMPIONSHIPDustin Johnson tops a tight leaderboard for final round of PGASAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twenty players tee off Sunday in the final round at the PGA Championships within a nerve-wracking five shots of the lead. NBA-GREEN FINEDNBA fines Draymond Green $50,000 for Devin Booker commentsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green’s suggestion for Devin Booker’s future did not amuse the NBA. The league fined Green $50,000 on Sunday for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule with comments about Booker, who is the Phoenix Suns’ star guard.Green said Saturday during an appearance as an analyst for TNT: “Get my man out of Phoenix. It’s not good for him. It’s not good for his career.” Booker has not been to the playoffs with the Suns, who have not made the postseason in 10 years. The Suns are 5-0 so far inside the so-called bubble at Walt Disney World, which is playing host to the NBA’s restart, and that streak has moved Phoenix into playoff contention. Update on the latest sports The Cardinals have not played since July 30. Monday’s postponement marks their 11th game derailed by the outbreak.In other MLB news:— Pittsburgh Pirates utility infielder Phil Evans will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a concussion and fracturing his jaw in a collision with teammate Gregory Polanco in foul territory. Evans was injured when Polanco’s right elbow hit Evans in the face while the two were chasing down a flyball hit by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera. Evans briefly lost consciousness on the play, but director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk says he is expected to make a full recovery. Evans was placed on the 45-day injured list, but the shortness of the 2020 season means he will not return this year.— The New York Yankees have placed slugger Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. The move was announced before Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Stanton was hurt in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader with the Rays while advancing from first to second base on a wild pitch. He hurt his right calf during spring training and had spent time during the coronavirus-caused shutdown rehabbing at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa. Stanton was limited to 18 games in 2019 due to several injuries. Infielder Thairo Estrada was recalled from the alternate training site.— Michael Wacha (WAH’-kuh) has been placed on the injured list because of right shoulder inflammation three starts into his one-year contract with the New York Mets. Manager Luis Rojas said before Sunday’s game with Miami that Wacha felt pain in his shoulder after allowing four runs in five innings on Friday. Wacha is 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA this season. He pitched five innings of one-run ball in his debut July 27 in Boston, but has allowed nine runs over nine innings in his past two starts.center_img August 9, 2020 At the top is Dustin Johnson at 9-under, looking for his second major and the bragging rights that go with it. But there’s no shortage of subplots brewing behind him. They begin with two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) at 7-under. Bryson DeChambeau is another stroke back, with a pursuing pack of rising stars bristling to make the season’s first major the first marker in their careers. MLB-NEWSPirates-Cardinals game slated for Monday postponedUNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates will not travel to St. Louis on Sunday and Monday’s opening game of their three-game series with the Cardinals has been postponed while St. Louis deals with a COVID-19 outbreak.The Pirates canceled their flight to St. Louis scheduled for Sunday evening. It’s unclear whether the other two games in the series will be salvaged. The Cardinals have not played since July 30. The ostponement marks their 11th game derailed by the outbreak. In other NFL news:— Wide receiver Chester Rogers has signed with the Miami Dolphins, providing a reinforcement at a position where two players earlier opted out for the season. Rogers started 22 games from 2016 to 2019 with the Indianapolis Colts. He has 111 career receptions for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns. Miami earlier signed receiver Ricardo Louis. Receivers Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opted out because of the coronavirus.F1-70TH ANNIVERSARY GPVerstappen storms to unlikely victory over Mercedes duoSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen has sprung what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver crossed the line at Silverstone 11.3 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Valtteri Bottas third. Mercedes had been expected to cruise to their fifth win from as many rounds this season. But both Hamilton and Bottas struggled with their tires to clear the way for Verstappen to take an unlikely win. Charles Leclerc finished fourth for Ferrari ahead of Red Bull’s Alexander Albon. Racing Point’s Lance Stroll was sixth. Hamilton will head to next week’s Spanish Grand Prix with a 30-point championship lead over Verstappen.last_img read more

Amazon will limit shipments of goods to warehouses for next 3 weeks

first_imgAmazon has announced that they will limit what brands and independent sellers can send to its warehouses for the next three weeks.Amazon wants to ensure that items like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, disinfecting wipes, and other high demand items are first to be shipped out during the pandemic.Among the products that can be shipped to Amazon include canned beans, diapers, dog food, disinfecting wipes, medical supplies and various household goods.Third-party sellers who sell most of their goods on Amazon.com could suffer if they go out of stock and can’t ship more goods to Amazon. Shoppers could begin to see less stuff to buy on the site. Nearly 60% of all the goods sold on Amazon came from third-party sellers in 2018.Amazon said the new restrictions will last until April 5.last_img read more

Fort Lauderdale Challenges Broward County’s Order to Keep Gyms Closed

first_imgOn Sunday, Trantalis accused the county of coming up with “an 11th hour order” that challenges the state’s intention to reopen gyms.“We’re just following the governor’s order,” Trantalis explains.Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Steve Glassman favors “home rule” for reopening such venues.“It’s not like people in Tamarac are going to flood Fort Lauderdale gyms.” Glassman argues. “Fort Lauderdale is doing the right thing.”He says regarding the idea of deputies being sent to close gyms, “It would be absurd for the county to take it to that level. They want to get into a gym war. If they think it’s worth their resources to send in a deputy to close down a small dance studio, what kind of leadership is that?”Geller says that county officials need to develop a list of safety guidelines before allowing gyms to reopen.“I don’t think the county can keep the gyms closed forever,” Geller says. “But we have to have the guidelines before they open. I don’t want them opened without those guidelines. And it cannot be done on a city-by-city basis. It’s too confusing and they don’t have that authority.”This is a developing story. A showdown appears to be imminent between government officials in Broward County.Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis added gyms and fitness centers to phase one of the state’s reopening plan at 50 percent capacity, which Broward joins on Monday.However, Broward has decided to keep gyms closed, while Fort Lauderdale plans to allow such businesses within their city limits to open.Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis signed an executive order Saturday that allows gyms and fitness centers to reopen. He adds that neighboring cities, including Pompano Beach, Coral Springs and Margate, plan to do the same.On Sunday, Broward Vice Mayor Steve Geller warned those moves could lead to legal action, since the county has already issued an emergency order that had excluded gyms from Monday’s reopening.“The cities simply do not have the authority to ignore a county order,” Geller says. “If cities ignore the county, we’re heading to a showdown between the cities and the county. It could end up in court.”He adds that the county could also ask Sheriff Gregory Tony to have deputies shut down any gyms that open.Phase 1 reopening of #BrowardCounty begins Monday, May 18th. Beaches will remain closed, per Emergency Order 20-10. Facial coverings and social distancing still required. https://t.co/amWUk7ovX3 pic.twitter.com/VFU2cJgGEk— Broward County Government (@BrowardCounty) May 14, 2020last_img read more

Leafs Robson Cramer commits to SFU Clan of BCIHL for next season

first_imgThe Simon Fraser University Men’s Hockey team landed a big catch when Nelson’s leading scorer Robson Cramer committed to the Burnaby Mountain squad for the 2015-16 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season.“Robson is a player who has been on our radar for a couple of years now and we know he is very dedicated to both hockey and academics,” said SFU Men’s Hockey Head Coach Mark Coletta.Cramer, 20, is in this third season with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Leafs.In 37 games, he leads Nelson in scoring with 16 goals and 28 assists for 44 points.”(Robson) is a very skilled, smooth skating defenseman who can contribute offensively,” said Coletta. “It’s a good thing – a very good thing – to be able to solidify our team early in the recruiting season with a bonafide top six defenseman.”Cramer, listed at 5’10” and 160 pounds, is tops among all blueliners in the KIJHL.Nine of his 16 goals have been scored with the Leafs on the man advantage, which is tied for third-most in the league. “I am excited to be a part of SFU’s outstanding hockey program and attend one of the top universities in the country,” said Cramer.“I am an offensive defenseman who has solid vision and I feel that I show composure in both the offensive and defensive zones. I am a pretty powerful skater and in the offensive zone, move effectively to help create scoring opportunities.” The graduate of the North American Prospect Hockey League’s Midget Minor Pikes Peak Miners started his junior hockey career in 2011-12 with Osoyoos, finishing the season with three goals and 34 assists in 49 games as a 17-year-old.Cramer joined the junior A Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League in 2012-13, but returned to the KIJHL after posting two assists in three games. He was named alternate captain upon his return to Osoyoos and was traded to Nelson in January 2013.To this point, Cramer’s KIJHL career totals include 30 goals and 100 assists for 130 points in 163 games. He also has a goal and eight assists in 21 career KIJHL playoff games. “In my first year on campus starting in September, I hope to contribute to SFU winning a championship and to establish myself as a successful student in the business program,” said Cramer. Cramer is the first recruit thus far in what is expected to be a very strong recruiting class for the 2015-16 season for SFU.Cramer will be playing against two former teammates when he takes to the ice for SFU.Forwards Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill currently play for Victoria Vikes.last_img read more

Humboldt State’s Katie Obbema named CCAA Female Athlete of the Year

first_imgIn a season filled with individual recognition, Katie Obbema has been honored one last time.Obbema, Humboldt State’s steady presence in the circle, has been named the 2015-16 California Collegiate Athletic Association’s Female Athlete of the Year, it was announced on Friday.The vote is determined by a vote of sports information directors from all 13 of the CCAA’s schools. Chico State men’s golfer Alistair Docherty was named the men’s recipient.It’s the second time in the last four years that …last_img read more

Bicycles get groundbreakers to work faster

first_imgGroundbreakers hard at work. Now their work will even be easier with bicycles from Qhubeka. (Images: LoveLife)Two organisations, one focusing on cycling and one on youth development, have joined forces to improve their community services.Qhubeka is an offshoot of World Bicycle Relief, a global non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing education, health and economic opportunities by providing simple, sustainable transportation. It has teamed up with LoveLife, an organisation promoting youth leadership, on the Groundbreaker Mobility Project.The aims of the project are to enhance the implementation of community programmes through mobility, improved fitness and wellness of LoveLife volunteers, known as groundbreakers and mpintshis. It helps them by saving on travel costs and creating economic opportunities through mechanic training. In addition, the project aims to improve school attendance and academic performance of those mpintshis who are still at school.Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means to “to carry on”, “to progress”, or “to move forward”.Since World Bicycle Relief was founded in 2005, it has delivered more than 275 000 specially designed, locally assembled Buffalo bicycles to people in need.THE INITIATIVEThe Buffalo bicycles that will be used by the Groundbreakers and Mpintji’s.In terms of the new programme LoveLife youth volunteers will receive Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycles. The first bicycles will be distributed in July 2016.This will help the LoveLife groundbreakers and mpintshis to implement community programmes more effectively and efficiently as they will be able to travel to the various communities in which they work, faster and more easily.It uses a youth development approach that addresses various social challenges, including gender-based violence, access to opportunity, alcohol and drug abuse, unplanned pregnancy, HIV and Aids, school drop-out, and social and structural factors that contribute to risky behaviour by young people.LoveLife programmes are implemented by a national youth volunteer service corps known as groundbreakers. Its Groundbreaker Programme equips young people, through voluntary service, with the skills and motivation they need to continually give back to their communities, improve themselves and those around them.Its Mpintshi Programme is a leadership development programme for in- and out-of-school youth who want to develop their ability to guide others on a course of constructive action. Together, the groundbreakers and mpintshis play an important leadership role in their communities, furthering social change.“For every 16 kilometres travelled, a bicycle saves three hours of valuable time,” said Qhubeka executive director Sarah Phaweni. “Over the same period of time, youth volunteers riding bicycles can travel four times the distance than if they were walking.“We believe that through the increased mobility of LoveLife groundbreakers and mpintshis, there will be an increased impact in the communities in which they work. This speaks to Qhubeka’s commitment to helping people move forward and progress with bicycles, and we are thrilled to be partnering with LoveLife on this initiative.”Her words were echoed by Nomxolisi Malope-Rwodzi, the senior manager of games and schools at LoveLife. “A bicycle in the hands of a LoveLife youth volunteer means more time to implement LoveLife’s healthy sexuality, positive lifestyle and skills development programmes,” said Malope-Rwodzi.“This, in turn, means groundbreakers and mpintshis can reach more youth in the communities we serve, which tremendously improves our ability to create better futures for many more young people in South Africa.”WHAT IT ENTAILSThe Groundbreaker Mobility Project requires the groundbreakers and mpintshis to sign a contract making the bicycle their personal property once they complete their respective programmes in return for their work in implementing LoveLife programmes.The groundbreakers who complete the programme will also be trained as bicycle mechanics, providing economic opportunities and ensuring that bicycles are well maintained.Those who receive the bicycles are also required to pay a nominal amount towards their local youth centre’s bicycle maintenance costs. This funds the stipend for the local mechanic and purchase of spare parts.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Ateneo bounces back, brushes off Lyceum for 2nd win

first_imgMOST READ “Definitely we’re happy about the win and it’s always good to win,” said Lady Eagles captain Bea De Leon. “I think we started out really slow, really poorly and the energy on the court on the second set was very slow but we picked it up.”“The third set was still close but I knew my teammates were alive so I knew we could hold on.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMaddie Madayag led all Ateneo with nine points while De Leon, Pauline Gaston, and Jules Samonte had eight points apiece.Although Ateneo trailed, 36-26, in scoring spikes, it made up for the lost points with 12 service aces and enjoyed the 31 errors committed by the Lady Pirates. Rocelyn Hongria had a game-high 12 points for Lyceum. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beermen hold off Picanto behind Fajardo’s 41 points FILE — Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo got back to its winning ways in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after dumping Lyceum in three sets, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Eagles, who lost to Far Eastern University in four sets, improved to 2-1 and claimed sole possession of the second spot in Group A while the Lady Pirates slipped to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more