Dope! Letting agent reports tenant over fruity ‘cannabis farm’

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Dope! Letting agent reports tenant over fruity ‘cannabis farm’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleDope! Letting agent reports tenant over fruity ‘cannabis farm’Junior member of staff requires a little re-training after spotting what they thought were marijuana plants and growing equipment in long-term rented property.Nigel Lewis13th February 201902,189 Views One of Scotland’s leading letting agencies has revealed how one of its staff mistakenly accused a long-term tenant of growing cannabis at one of its properties.The dope story began when a junior member of the team at Edinburgh letting agency The Key People went to do an inspection of a property in the quiet town of Penicuik, just outside the city.They spotted what they thought was a large collection of cannabis plants in one of the bedrooms being warmed by a collection of specialist lights.“The staff member arrived back at the office looking somewhat stunned, to say that the tenants were growing cannabis plants in the bedroom,” says the company’s Chief Executive Robert Young (left).“In recent times we have been made increasingly aware of the problems of cannabis farms in rented properties. Staff have been briefed to be being vigilant.”Robert and his member of staff returned to the property to confront the tenants about the alleged cannabis plants, only for the pair to be shown that the pots were in fact full of much more benign greenery.“Amidst much laughter, they explained that it was not a cannabis farm but the mother’s tomatoes, which they were looking after while she was on holiday,” says Robert.“They invited me in to have a look and sure enough I was able to confirm that those were indeed tomato plants. This was a good learning curve for The Key Place staff member as we were able to educate her in how to tell a cannabis plant from a tomato plant in the real world! And on the plus side, I was delighted with her vigilance.”Cannabis growing in rented properties is a serious problem in the UK and only a week ago police in the West of Scotland raided a property to find 2,300 cannabis plants being grown inside worth £1.4 million.Robert young cannabis the Key people February 13, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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

Luiz Gustavo Zonca: Sportradar AG: Insiders Take… Colombia’s Open Opportunity

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit The opening of the US sports betting market is dominating the industry’s current context and agenda. However, all betting stakeholders should keep a close eye on Colombia’s liberalised and revamped betting marketplace. Gaining an insiders take, SBC speaks to Luiz Gustavo Zonca, Managing Director of LATAM Sportradar AG on Colombia’s initial progress, and how its agenda could impact and influence further LATAM territories to liberalise sports betting…______________________SBC: As an organisation, Sportradar has worked with multiple LatAm government and sporting bodies. What principal concerns do they share with regards to betting? LGZ: Of course for us at Sportradar the priority, as for everyone we work with, is to make sure that any betting framework is the best: in terms of oversight, value, responsibility and integrity. We have found state authorities, regulators and sports bodies to be hungry to understand and learn about how others have done it right and how pieces can be assembled to create the optimal ecosystem.SBC: The Colombian regulated betting market has gained a fair amount of attention from European operators. How important is an effective Colombian market with regards to expanding sports betting within LatAm jurisdictions?LGZ: Colombia is a critical market in the region for a number of reasons: a) the country is of a significant size; b) the population of the country is 50 million, and c) the country is super passionate about sports. In this context, no one should be surprised the world’s biggest operators are paying close attention and that their investments in the country are gaining the attention of other countries in the Latam region. From my point of view, what is evolving in Colombia is definitely causing an acceleration in the speed of regulation in other countries. It is becoming increasingly clear that delays in their own country’s regulatory process is leading to lost opportunities.SBC: Can LatAm nations develop a single betting industry code to allow for a unified business framework, or is this an unrealistic process?LGZ: This is a really fascinating proposition with obvious advantages. But where we now are in the journey, my sense is that this is incredibly unlikely. Some countries remain unconvinced about opening up regulated markets. Furthermore, some have differences from province-to-province…At the end of the day, the cultures across the continent are completely different and their legislative frameworks are totally different. All of that renders the chances of a single code or framework incredibly slim.SBC: What LATAM factors and dynamics do you believe are the most underserved or misunderstood by foreign enterprises targeting the region?LGZ: One clear misunderstanding that non-native entrants into the region struggle with is the cultural differences across countries and the region. It becomes all too easy to assume that “if we roll something out across the Spanish language countries, that will work”. The language may be the same, but the culture is a completely different situation. Ultimately the Latam region is not a homogenous group. Each country deserves and needs a separate analysis and strategy.Another important issue we see is the assumption that the guys from overseas think they can run the show here. In my own personal opinion, there are a serious shortcoming with that, as local knowledge, relationships and understandings are critical. More and more I see operators fail because they do not recognise this reality. The result: heavy investments managed from Europe or Asia returning low profits.SBC: For a developing market such as LATAM, how important is it for early stakeholders to develop a ‘sustainable and responsible’ gambling framework to adhere to?LGZ: In all honesty, this could not be more important. Creating the right framework with the right ingredients, elements and priorities will then be the foundation, indeed the armour, which will protect the new environment and ventures in the critical early stages. Get this right and the markets will flourish. Get this wrong and the markets will struggle and perhaps more frustratingly, may find it difficult to ‘go back’ and try to rectify things later._____________Luiz Gustavo Zonca – Managing Director – LATAM Sportradar AG  David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Share Sharecenter_img Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Related Articles International expansion and new market opportunities will be discussed and debated at the upcoming ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ (#boscon2018 – Olympia London- 17-20 September 2018). Click on the below banner for more information… StumbleUponlast_img read more

Crystal Palace boss Pardew refuses to rule out move for Swansea striker

first_img Bafetimbi Gomis in action for Swansea New Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has refused to rule out a move for Bafetimbi Gomis after admitting the club are ‘working hard’ on bringing in new strikers.Pardew has told Palace chairman Steve Parish he needs reinforcements after moving from Newcastle, with striker the main area of concern.Palace have been linked with a £9m move for Swansea striker Gomis, and Pardew has refused to play down his interest in the former Lyon man.“I cant say anything about the financial side, I think that’s unfair on any club we’re talking to,” he said when asked about a £9m bid.“The chairman and the board are keen to try and bring a player or two and I know they’re working hard towards that. We have to wait and see on that side, it’s complicated securing any player and particularly a striker.” 1last_img read more

AmaDODA: Men of Value

first_img“Perhaps you are under the impression that you are just motivating and encouraging men but let me point out a side that you may have not seen yet. It’s encouraging to know that there are guys out there who aspire to be real men. Men that will protect us, their sisters and not take advantage of us. Men who will respect and honour us, not beat us and rape us.”So says university student Rotondwa Mulaudzi, commenting on the Facebook page of new men’s organisation AmaDODA.AmaDODA:The Movement is a men’s organisation dedicated to building healthy families and communities through Ubuntu and leadershipShe adds, “It’s encouraging to see men who have declared war on fatherlessness in our continent. Men who will raise our sons and love our daughters. Men who will not use their past as an excuse to repeat the mistakes that their fathers made but are determined to set a different precedent for our sons. Thank you for encouraging Men to be Men so that we can freely be women.”Imagining a generation in which South Africa’s seeming war on women is eradicated, AmaDODA: The Movement was founded by five University of Cape Town (UCT) students; Munashe Gomwe, Leroy Nyarhi, Tapuwa Mataruka, Dalisu Jwara and Munya Tshuma.The organisation’s Facebook describes it as “a social vehicle committed to building a generation of African men that fulfil their role in society by exhibiting Ubuntu and leadership”. The organisation states, “Most importantly, Africa needs leadership.” Its motto is: Men of Value.On why the organisation was founded, Nyarhi says, “A few of us grew up without fathers. We saw our mothers struggle to keep our families together on their own. We see that without good male role models, society cannot rid itself of the troubles that we, as men across the country, are causing. We started the movement in order to inspire men to be useful to society, instead of causing hardships to women, children, each other and ourselves.“We hope that through our efforts, our children will grow up in a better society, where men are counted as assets of the nation.”Abigail Calata, a journalist on UCT’s student newspaper Monday paper says, “These guys are trying to the build the society that I want my children to grow up in.”Just four days after AmaDODA was launched on the social networking site, it received 1 000 likes.RAISED BY VALUESAmaDODA has also taken a group of Yeoville-based Grade 11 pupils to Constitution Hill in Johannesburg to promote a deeper understanding of their social context (Images: AmaDODA)Sifiso Ndaba, who has joined the movement, says “We have a generation of men who were never raised. Simply because of science, a man being will naturally grow taller and bigger as time goes on, but don’t be fooled by this illusion. Most of us are just males, not men. A man becomes a man after he has been raised by a set of values and lives by them.”Less than three months after its launch, more than 100 men from within South Africa and beyond our borders have answered the call for “men of value” to rise and commit to the movement via AmaDODA’s launch campaign, This Is Why I Have To be Successful. The campaign invites men to  tell their stories of who they are, where they have come from, the challenges they have overcome or experiences that have shaped them and why they are committed to achieving success, in order to build their families, communities, nations and Africa.The campaign has propelled AmaDODA into local media, with interviews on seven radio stations across the country, including Yfm, Power FM and SAfm and will be revived after the global 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender violence.Supporting the campaign, AmaDODA has launched 16 Pieces, sharing artworks submitted on its Facebook page.The organisation also works beyond the social media sphere, taking a group of Yeoville-based Grade 11 pupils to Constitution Hill in Johannesburg to promote a deeper understanding of their social context, exposing them to South African history. The organisation also provides mentorship and guidance to the boys to help them through their matric year and in submitting university applications.Stating a firm belief in helping to “advance women in a progressive society”, AmaDODA will partner with the South African arm of global anti-gender violence organisation V-Girls, to bring the One Billion Rising campaign to the University of Cape Town In 2014. The global initiative aims to build awareness of and combat violence against women.These are the first steps of what the founders hope will be an enduring, far-reaching journey, inspiring young men to lead a “charge of change across the nation to build a better South Africa for all”.CONTACT DETAILSDalisu Jwara, Co-Founder, Media and Communications Liaison 073 564 6417Leroy Nyarhi, Co-Founder, Co-ordinator, 078 271 9229Munya Tshuma, Co-Founder, Head of Finance and Fundraising, 078 218 8486Email: [email protected] website is still under constructionlast_img read more

Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has changed lives

first_imgThe 2010 Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has helped a number of football-related community development organisations improve the lives of children across South Africa. They are taught everything from life skills to preventing HIV/Aids. (Image: Football Foundation of South Africa) 3 March 2014The 2010 football World Cup in South Africa may be a distant memory, but its legacy lives on through the Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust. In the first allocation of funds, 14 organisations got some financial assistance. This has had a huge impact on the lives of some of the country’s poorest children.Read more on Media Club South Africa: Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has changed liveslast_img read more

2018 National Indigenous Touch Knockout results

first_imgPhotography credit: DarkEye PhotographyThe 2018 National Indigenous Touch Knockout was awesome. Here are the results: Junior Boys – Under 10sRunners Up – GoogarsWinners – Nanan KidsJunior Girls – Under 12sRunners Up – Gomeroi SistersWinners – Koori Kama Young GunsJunior Boys – Under 12sWinners – Koori Kama Young GunsJunior Girls – Under 14sRunners Up – Redfern All BlacksWinners – AwabakalJunior Boys – Under 14s FinalRunners Up – Kamilaroi Sandy GoannasWinners – Newcastle Brothers UnitedMixed Open FinalRunners Up – Koori KamaWinners – Watch The FeetWomen’s Open FinalRunners Up – Bunji GirlsWinners – Koori Kama DoobaysMen’s Open FinalRunners Up – Castlereagh All BlacksWinners – Trackzlast_img read more

17 days ago​Joint official energy partner for AC and Inter Milan

first_imgTagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Joint official energy partner for AC and Inter Milanby Ian Ferris17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC and Inter Milan have announced A2A Energia as their official energy partner, reports, two Serie A rivals have both agreed a deal with the Brescia-based company, confirming the agreement in a joint announcement. The length and financial terms of the partnership have not bene made public.The Milan clubs have signed several commercial deals of late, though this is the first joint tie-up of note recently.Paolo Scaroni, AC Milan chairman, said of the new deal: “Milan and A2A are brought together by strong ambition and constant evolution, this agreement has come about thanks to our club culture as a socially-progressive body that also focuses on the well-being of the area in which we work. We hope that this partnership marks the start of a constant process of growth alongside one another.” last_img read more

8 days agoArsenal utility ​Maitland-Niles: How I get Aubameyang the ball…

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal utility ​Maitland-Niles: How I get Aubameyang the ball…by Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has spoken about his form this season, and the connection he shares with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The England U21 star has already set up Aubameyang for two goals in the Premier League this season.And he mentioned how working on the timing of his runs have allowed him space to deliver quality crosses.”I only got two assists last season and I’ve got two already this season, which is a good start,” he told the club website.”Hopefully I continue with my assists and maybe create more opportunities to get my stats higher this season.”I worked on it a lot when I was younger because I used to play on the wing, so the timing of my runs is everything to me. “That’s what’s going to get me in on goal, that’s what’s going to get me behind the defence to either pass to someone else or to shoot on goal myself. It was very important for me to learn how to time my runs and create opportunities for others.” last_img read more