The discrimination against renters on housing benefit is continuing, despite websites such as Zoopla banning the

The discrimination against renters on housing benefit is continuing, despite websites such as Zoopla banning the practice and MPs demanding that landlords stop advertising properties with the ‘No DSS’ caveat. Housing Minister Heather Wheeler called for an end to the practice last month, but rental property ads stipulating the landlord will not accept people on housing benefits are still widespread and freely accessible online, although some ads try to hide the discrimination by replacing ‘No DSS’ with ‘No —’.  The situation is, in fact, is so bad that Thomas Sanderson have developed an online tool, called DSS Deadlock, that can tell you the percentage of property listings in a given town that discriminate against housing benefit claimants. The results are not encouraging, with  nearly 30 per cent of properties in Colchester advertised as ‘No DSS’, 28 per cent in Wakefield, and almost 27 per cent in West Bromwich.  It is clear that the only way the practice will be eradicated completely is through legislative action by the Government.  The best reading lights will illuminate your book without straining your eyesight – or inter...

My mother-in-law wouldn’t tell us what our wedding gift would be — only that we’d have

My mother-in-law wouldn’t tell us what our wedding gift would be — only that we’d have to travel to a forest, on an island, in Sweden, to receive it. When my wife and I were married, my mother-in-law told us she had a special gift for us. I wasn’t sure what to expect. She didn’t tell us what the gift was, but she did tell us where it was. In Sweden, on an island, in the forest. As with all magical places, getting to the island in Sweden requires some effort (particularly as my wife, son and I live in Los Angeles). After the plane, the train and a car ride to the countryside, a boat ferries us across the lake from the mainland. There are only a handful of cottages — with no electricity or running water — on the island. It hasn’t been developed (and, I hope, never will be). The forest service long ago gave over the island’s forest management to nature, so the place is thick with trees: gangly evergreens and white birch, as well as wildflowers, blueberry plants and many others. The island is only about 50 acres, but it’s quite easy to get lost. Distances walking in the forest are hard to determine. You spend so much time walking over, under and around branches, brush and fallen tre...

Trump Failed Puerto Rico. These People Picked up the Cost

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience while browsing it. By clicking ‘Got It’ you’re accepting these terms. Every morning, Luz Hernandez goes to work at her hair salon on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a neighborhood fixture without a website or a Facebook page, where a trim costs $40 and customers can get a cup of coffee while they wait. Every night, she returns to a full fridge in an air-conditioned home in the Bronx. Income from the salon allows her to live comfortably, though not lavishly — but compared to her family in Puerto Rico, who were devastated by Hurricane Maria, she feels like royalty. After the hurricane, she recalls thinking, “I have everything here — water, lights, a roof over my head — and they’re over there without any lights.” Hernandez said she could not sit down to a hot meal in a cool home while her brothers and nieces and nephews on the island languished without food or air conditioning. Worried about her family, she took it upon herself to deliver the relief the federal government had failed to provide. In the aftermath of the storm, Hernandez said, she spent around $8,000 to send aid to fa...

The Tropic Shoe was made to be worn everywhere… and that’s including being worn underwater. Designed

The Tropic Shoe was made to be worn everywhere… and that’s including being worn underwater. Designed to be an all round shoe, the Tropic cleverly tackles and overcomes problem areas and barriers that prevent it from being an everyday and everywhere shoe. Weighing at just 7 ounces, the shoe feels incredibly light, but provides the tread of a boot, with its rubber sole. It has the casual wearing style of a slip on, but even comes with laces… both elastic and conventional. Literally made to be worn everywhere and everytime, the Tropic can be worn with or without socks. The breathable fabric ensures your feet don’t break into a sweat, and even if they do, the shoe’s Agion treatment absorbs odors, while repelling sweat. Made using Cosmo Fabric’s innovative 3D mesh fabric, the Tropic shoes dry much quicker than regular shoes. They hug your feet, and are unaffected by water, allowing you to literally wear them while swimming. The shoes come with elastic laces, that let you wear them as slip-ons, but look less like slip-ons and more like sneakers. An elastic counter-heel lets your shoe grip your feet much better, making sure they don’t slip out unless you want them to. A suitable shoe f...

Despite the limited number of units produced in 1997, there was no question that the new

Despite the limited number of units produced in 1997, there was no question that the new C5 Corvette was anything less than a phenomenal success.  Enthusiasts and critics alike praised the car for its outward appearance, improved ergonomics, impressive drivability and handling, uncompromising performance capabilities, and its complete feeling of precision and quality.  General Motors had hit a home-run from the very start, leaving many questioning with eager anticipation how the C5 could possibly be improved upon. The answer was simple enough.  For its sophomore year, Chevrolet introduced an all-new convertible companion to the C5 coupe. The plan had been to build the convertible from the very start of the C5 project and, as a result, the execution of putting the design to production was far simpler than the development of a convertible variant might have been had such measures not been taken. In truth, the C5 Corvette had been engineered to accommodate a convertible top without the necessary heavy structural reinforcements most convertible cars require. The benefit of this intentional design strategy was that the C5 Convertible would not require extensive reworking, it would we...

Global Oil-Free Air Compressor Market Size, Growth And Industry Share 2019

The latest research report by MarketDesk.Us And Consulting on Oil-Free Air Compressor gives complete guidance which provides the most recent Oil-Free Air Compressor industry patterns like market development openings, growth, size, and share. Global Oil-Free Air Compressor Market report includes an introduction to new trends that can guide the businesses performing in the industry to understand the market and gain the strategies for their business growth respectively. Report study market growth, size, industry share as well as prominent players of a market for its growth along with major segments and CAGR. The study methodologies used to examine the Oil-Free Air Compressor Market for the forecast period, 2019 – 2025 further classifies the industry by type, geography, end-use, and end-user. Download sample report copy of Global Oil-Free Air Compressors Market 2019:: https://marketdesk.us/report/global-oil-free-air-compressor-market-2019-99s/66322/#requestForSample The researcher assessing the Oil-Free Air Compressor Market dive deep to unearth intangible facts related to the key restraints, opportunities, and threats expected to shape the progress of the industry during the foreca...

CNC routers can operate with accuracy for long periods of time, but things inevitably wear out.

CNC routers can operate with accuracy for long periods of time, but things inevitably wear out. Check out the best online sources for CNC router parts to fix or upgrade your beloved machines. A computer numerical control (CNC) router is a computer-guided cutting machine used for cutting a wide variety of materials, such as wood, steel, aluminum, and plastic, among others. Routers can vary in size from large industrial machines of up to six meters long, filling an entire room, all the way down to desktop CNC routers that can operate beside your PC with a direct connection. For more information on available desktop and kit CNC routers, check out our guide on the best CNC router kits. But what happens when your router cutting tools wear out or you need different materials to produce your desired products? Then you’ll need a dedicated parts supplier. For a list of the best, read on! Some will be expected, but others will be new to many CNC router owners. For the purposes of this article, each site will be compared and contrasted according to the following criteria: Amazon is well-known as the world’s largest e-commerce company. It is widely seen as a great platform to sell products...

Trampoline park injuries “like getting hit with a hammer,” researcher says

On Monday, May 20, “CBS This Morning” welcomes new co-hosts Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil to the table with Gayle King. Tune in Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET/PT. A Virginia engineer who has spent years researching the designs of trampoline parks is going public with his findings for the first time. He says the way many trampolines are bound together in these parks can create an unsafe transfer of energy – a possible explanation for some of the nearly 18,000 emergency room visits from trampoline park injuries in 2017. Dr. Pete Pidcoe told CBS News’ Meg Oliver that he’s been testing trampoline parks for about six years. The biomechanical engineer and university professor tests trampolines found at trampoline parks and compares them to gymnastic trampolines.   “We found there is energy transferred between trampoline beds,” Pidcoe said. “It’s really one big trampoline.” “The trampoline surface is changing height. Have you ever stepped for a step that isn’t there? Picture having that happen on a trampoline,” he said. A video taken at a New Jersey trampoline park showing a dad double bouncing ...

Push, grade dig and more with these 10 earthmoving attachments

Dymax Pushout Buckets are designed for fast truck loading. Two heavy-duty hydraulic cylinder rams eject material from the bucket to speed cycle times and increase efficiency. The buckets’ smooth operation also leads to less wear and tear on the wheel loader or toolcarrier and on the operator, the company says. The buckets push out all material, eliminating the need to repeatedly shake the bucket. Loading times are reduced 10 to 15 seconds per pass, the company says. Bucket features include replaceable heat-treated bottom wear shoes and bolt-on replaceable bucket wipers. The Eterra Dozer-Grader allows the operator to raise the bolster wheels on the attachment when it’s time for pushing large piles of material and then lower the wheels when grading. This dual function attachment comes with a moldboard that is 40 percent taller than most standard graders for pushing more material, the company says. Intelligent design allows for manual, laser and GPS controls to raise, lower and angle the moldboard to achieve accurate grade. It is operated with dual joystick controls. The blade system allows for grading in all directions. Doosan severe-duty buckets for use with crawler excavators c...

DiEthyl Phthalate (DEP) (Cas 84-66-2) Market Analysis 2019-2024 Forecast Report

An incisive qualitative analysis of DiEthyl Phthalate (DEP) (Cas 84-66-2) market factors responsible for driving and restraining the growth is provided in the report. It offers accurate industry facts, figures, and statistics related to revenue, production, consumption, CAGR, share, and other factors. The report covers the industry from 2013 to 2018 for historical data and provides accurate predictions up to the year 2024. This helps in keeping the finding topical and relevant to the current context of the industry. In addition to this, it takes 2019 as the estimated year with forecasts for the next five years, ending 2024. This helps in keeping the manufacturers, as well as the clients, keep in touch with the current state of affairs in the DiEthyl Phthalate (DEP) (Cas 84-66-2) industry while giving them insights into the future predictions. Key players of the DiEthyl Phthalate (DEP) (Cas 84-66-2) are profiled on the basis of various factors, which include recent developments, business strategies, financial strength, weaknesses, and main business. This report offers a special assessment of top strategies of leading players such as merger and acquisition, collaboration, partners...

Anyone who’s made a PCB has encountered the conundrum of having to pay for space that

Anyone who’s made a PCB has encountered the conundrum of having to pay for space that you don’t use… for instance, designing a round PCB and seeing the corners go to waste. The solution? Smaller boards added to the blank spots. One logical stumbling block might be that you simply don’t have a small PCB design ready to go. Latvian hacker [Arsenijs] created a resource of small PCBs that can be dropped into those blank spots, as well as a tutorial on how to combine the gerbers into a single panel. Great minds think alike, and this guide is following hot on the heels of [Brian Benchoff’s] article on panelization. They’re both a great read. It’s interesting to think that not long ago we would see multiple guides on home etching boards and now we’ve climbed the production ladder to guides that help better utilize PCB fab houses. Neat! This project seems a logical spinoff of [Arsenijs]’s ZeroPhone Pi smartphone project, a finalist for the 2017 Hackaday Prize that makes a low-cost phone using a stack of PCBs. One imagines that while prototyping the phone [Arsenijs] ended up with a lot of wasted space! Fill that up with smaller designs like breakouts, or decorative items like a hackerspa...

Paper Bags Packaging Market Size by Technology, Application & Geography Analysis & Forecast to 2025

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