Gangmasters law to hit labour supply

first_imgAN employment agency has warned that a labour shortage in bakery factories is looming with new gangmasters legislation coming into effect on 1 October. From that date it will become an imprisonable offence to supply labour to the food industry unless the labour provider holds a licence from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA). With less than three months until this deadline, only around a third of labour providers who fall under the remit of the GLA have been granted licences. That’s the warning from agency Vital Recruitment, which supplies labour to the fresh produce, engineering and construction industries. Bakery production sites will also be hit, particularly those which rely on temporary staff in the run up to Christmas, it said.The GLA was formed on 1 April, 2005, in the wake of the Morecambe Bay disaster, in which 23 Chinese cocklers died. It aims to allow everyone in the food supply chain to be able to distinguish the reputable labour providers from the illegal ones, preventing the exploitation of workers in industries such as agriculture, shellfish gathering and factory labour.Any company caught using the services of an unlicensed labour provider after this deadline could face up to 51 weeks in prison and a fine.Vital Recruitment was one of the first employment agencies in the UK to be awarded the GLA licence.last_img read more

Sale of luxury Hamptons style home smashes Brisbane street record by almost $1 million

first_imgThe sale of this home at 11 Sydney St, New Farm, has broken the street record.THE sale of a luxurious Hamptons style home has smashed a decade-old Brisbane street record by about $1 million.The property at 11 Sydney Street, New Farm, has sold for close to $3.5 million to a local buyer.The exact sale price has not been disclosed.The previous record for the street was set during the global financial crisis in 2008 when 6 Sydney Street fetched $2.33 million. Home ownership down, renting up Free pony rides at open home Huge house sells with a price to match The kitchen at 11 Sydney St, New Farm, which has broken the sale price record for the street.He said 11 Sydney Street attracted multiple offers and strong interest from potential buyers in Sydney, Melbourne, China, Japan and Hong Kong.“There was no expense spared, no corners cut,” Mr Kornel said.“You can just move in and enjoy. There’s literally nothing to do.” This home at 11 Sydney St, New Farm, has all the features of classic Hamptons design.Mr Kornel said the buyer had been looking for “the right house” for about two years before finding the New Farm property.“They were toying with the idea of renovating and staying where they are but didn’t want to go through that in the end,” he said. This property at 11 Sydney St, New Farm, has broken the sale price record for the street.Designed by prominent architect Harry Poulos and built in 2013, the six-bedroom, three-bathroom house on 607 sqm at 11 Sydney Street is a piece of The Hamptons heaven in cosmopolitan New Farm.With its soft palette, timber panelling, ornate finishings and feature lighting, this home would stand out even in the playground of the rich and famous — Long Island. center_img More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoOne of six bedrooms in the home at 11 Sydney Street, New Farm.Belle Property principal Ivo Kornel negotiated the sale, which is one of at least half a dozen deals around the $3 million mark he has handled this financial year.“To sell a home for more than $3 million in New Farm 24 months ago was no easy task, and it still isn’t, but all of a sudden more buyers are looking in that range,” Mr Kornel said. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This home at 11 Sydney St, New Farm, has all the features of classic Hamptons design.Other features of the home include a stone-fronted fireplace, hidden television built into fixed cabinetry, bay windows, marble bathrooms, a Sonos sound system and built-in attic storage space.The median house price in New Farm, just 2km from Brisbane’s CBD, is $1.605 million.Follow Liz Tilley on Twitter @liztilley84last_img read more

NHL announces 3 finalists for the Vezina Trophy for goalies

first_imgNo further information was given about the two people who tested positive. They have been removed from the Hungaroring vicinity and isolated.F1 reported no positive cases from more than 8,000 tests carried out over the previous two races held in Austria at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Personnel attending the races are tested every five days with results made public every seven days.There are two scheduled races at the British GP on Aug. 2 and Aug. 9.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The finalists for the NHL’s top goalie have been released. Associated Press Major League Baseball and the players’ association said six of 10,548 samples were new positives in the week ending Thursday, a rate of 0.05%. In addition to players, one staff member tested positive.The week included a five-day span with no new positive tests. Including the initial intake screening that started in late June, 93 of of 21,701 samples have resulted in new positives, a rate of 0.4%. The positives included 80 players and 13 staff members. ___Formula One says two people tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest batch of tests carried out before the Hungarian Grand Prix.F1 said 4,997 tests for COVID-19 were carried out from July 10-16 ahead of Sunday’s race outside of Budapest. The Atlantic 10 Conference is postponing its fall sports season, which includes soccer, cross country, field hockey and women’s volleyball. The conference announced it will try to play those sports in the spring semester, and has agreed to a “look-in” window during September to evaluate whether it is possible to conduct shortened, conference-only seasons in fall sports.___The restart of the Paraguayan soccer league has been called off after three teams came down with cases of the coronavirus.The Paraguayan soccer association says Guarani, 12 de Octubre and San Lorenzo cannot play and train until another medical examination is held. The world triathlon championships will be staged this year but it’s unclear where and when.The worlds were originally scheduled to take place in August at the Edmonton world series grand final but they were canceled in April because of the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body of the sport now says a 2020 worlds can go ahead after recommendations from athletes and coaches and talks with national federations.World Triathlon also canceled three World Cups in Brazil and China.World Triathlon says it was forced to scrap two World Cups and three Asian Cups in China scheduled for September and October after the country’s government last week canceled all international sports for the rest of the year.___ NHL announces 3 finalists for the Vezina Trophy for goaliescenter_img The soccer association did not say how many players or club staff members have become infected.The league had been scheduled to resume later in the day after a four-month suspension caused by the pandemic. San Lorenzo was to play General Diaz.Guarani was scheduled to play Guaireña on Saturday and 12 de Octubre was to play Sol de America.Club executives are expected to meet later in the day to discuss whether other matches will go forward.Paraguay has done comparatively well in combating the virus. Only 27 people in the country of almost 7 million residents have died with the virus of about 3,300 infected. Tampa Bay Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy was selected as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy for the third consecutive season. Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyk and Boston’s Tuukka Rask also were selected Friday following a vote by the league’s general managers.Vasilevskiy will have a shot at becoming the first back-to-back winner of the NHL’s top goalie award in 12 years. He led the NHL with 35 wins in the paused regular season, which included a 21-game stretch in which he went 19-0-2. He was a first-time Vezina winner last year, and finished third in the vote in 2018.New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur, in 2007 and ’08 was the last repeat winner.___ Five more baseball players tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, raising the total to 80 since testing started in late June. July 17, 2020 ___Sporting events in England could be opened up to spectators starting in October.No fans have been allowed at stadiums since sports resumed in the country in June after a three-month shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says “from October we intend to bring back audiences in stadia … in a COVID-secure way subject to the successful outcome of pilots.”___ More AP sports: and read more