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No leasehold in new housing

What about a settlement in my favour? I'd like to have an affordable house built for me in Bath as I haven't been compensated for the being harassed by the disruption the new building program has caused. It should be affordable on the benefits that the local council knows I've received and also with reasonable adjustments for specifications to the disability which I have a diagnosis for. It's appallingly corrupt as I don't get my cut as a local agent even though I'm patently involved. I expect a settlement rather than a vague statement and police to arrest the corrupt officials if I complain. They need to pay their way in my city as they have committed offences, there is evidence and a civil arbitration would ask them to make a payment in restitution. I think it is reasonable to assume I own one of the affordable properties built in my city now?

Criticism for the Tory Government in Britain

My criticism for Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Conservative Party would be from a financial perspective; the Tories have been poor on cost control and paying off stakeholders: extravagant wages and unpaid benefits bills. There have been no real compensation cases for human rights linked to the British education and qualifications system which is indicative of systemic failure at the grassroots. This means that there is a lack of opportunity for British people to do the work that they want to do; they are not being acknowledged. And a phoney social mobility scheme is propagating due to corporate culture being given precedence over British culture in public life.. I think the outlook could be negative for British finances with another credit rating downgrade for the UK, perhaps by two notches! My point is that it's the EU Pinkerton Agents getting the better of Tory government with Donald Tusk lording it over you from his office of power in the EU you won't get treated better in Eur

Notes from Energy & Utility Forum 2017

1. Robert Symons, CEO of Western Power Distribution said: “Energy demand could rise by 100% by 2030. Smart grids will be needed to manage electric vehicle charging so that the usage does not exceed the supply capacity at any time during the day.” 2. Spoke to Harry Vickers, Business Development Manager of Camborne Energy Storage, Camborne Capital at the Energy and Utility Forum in London on October 23rd 2017. He told me his company is working with Elon Musk to bring Tesla battery grid storage solutions to the UK. 3. Spoke to Sally Barrett-Williams, Chairman of Energy and Utility Forum on October 23rd, who said subsidies for solar projects had ended and her company’s focus has shifted to energy storage schemes. 4. Spoke to Simon Dowland, PhD, at 13:00 on Sunday 29th October, Simon is now working up in Cambridge at the Cavendish Physics Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, he is working in industry for the company Eight19 Ltd a spin off from a research project to bring ne

Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash and Celery Soup

Sweet potato soup in fridge, ready to be heated by adding boiling water. Ingredients: Garlic, ginger, peppercorn, cumin seed, salt, pepper,  dill, two sweet potatoes, whole butternut squash, couple of sticks of celery some olive oil and 1.5 litres of water. Wash, peel and dice butternut squash, sweet potatoes and celery sticks. Heated table spoon of oil in deep bottom saucepan, add peppercorns, cumin seed, garlic and ginger on high heat. Add sweet potato and fry it for a bit. Boil 1.5 litres of water and add it to sauce pan after 5 minutes of frying. Add remaining butternut squash and celery ingredients. Add some salt and dill. When boiling vigorously turn heat down to minimum, cover and simmer for 1.5 hours stirring occasionally. This makes a thick and warming autumnal soup. Add boiling water and ground pepper to texture and flavour finished dish. (Add more water to make more bowls of soup).

Camden Crescent and Hedgemead Park

Camden Crescent at the centre of the image, just above Hedgemead Park viewed from Prior Park Landscape Gardens Here are my thoughts: Did you know that Camden Crescent, originally Camden Place and Upper Camden Place (which is now round the corner) was named after the Earl of Camden, Charles Pratt, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer so sponsored the scheme with his symbol on every door and crest of the exchequer on the decoration at the centre of the crescent? Charles Pratt was actually lord of Camden Place in Chislehurst in Kent. He was mates with William Pitt the Elder from Eton and Cambridge days. It was built 1788-1792 by John Eveleigh the architect.  One third of the 22 house crescent collapsed during a landslip which claimed 136 houses on the slopes of Lansdown Hill leading to the creation of Hedgemead Park below Camden Crescent. John Eveleigh was notoriously bankrupted in Bath, being called to the coffee shop in the Bath Chronicle by his creditors. Earl Camden was famous

Blackhole driven explosions

And the dynamic universe Prof Carole Mundell started in 2007 as prof in Bath Sun is an ordinary star. Gives us life. Light colour of distant galaxies tells us about physics of stars. Such as Doppler shift and whether stars are new bright blue stars or old dying red stars. Cro magnon man drew cave paintings of constellation. Such as Taurus the bull or Orion with a planet crossing it's path leading to a new feature. Kepler saw moons about Jupiter. Took his gamma ray burst data. Found a pattern for the planets orbit. Stellar mass black holes a few miles across 300 times mass of our sun collapse at the end of their lives. Shadow of a black hole. Detecting a black hole: detect mass falling in to black hole such as stars and gas and their movements due to the gravity. Merlin massive radio telescope near border with Wales. Auger network of detectors in S America. Non-stellar AGN emissions massive jets of particles and gas emitted explained by black hole. Spinning dis

Thoughts on Happiness

William Gaskell's Philosophy of Happiness in the Modern World RE Michael Plant’s talk at Oxford Brookes When you introduce the concept of happiness as following on from Ancient Greek thought it is like you are introducing philosophy. RE Genghis Khan: One point I would make is that I think happiness is achieved through the feeling of effortlessly accomplishing your goals, with God’s grace, and receiving joy for it. That cosmic resonance with the universal governing authority making you one of the polity, one of the people who really lived. RE Aristotle: Well being is linked to doing things on your terms or as per your ideals. James Bond must be living in such a shallow world to be pursuing happiness in his way. Things need to be in the right context to make people happy. People seem to have to find a way of feeling good about their situation in order to succeed. There seem to be different perspect

Cyber Security

Talk by Professor Hankin Imperial College London. Computer science lecturer since 1984 recently worked on cyber regulation. BSc city university PhD Westfield university now defunct. Work: Game theory and data analytics. Twitter traffic related to disease. - Notes by William Gaskell Started in computing in 1971. Has a picture with some BBC computers working at ITN on security when the internet was first developed in 1974. On feed from Reuters and other agencies. He would type election results in to news graphics generator. Account hijacking such as taking someone's Facebook account is typical attack related to clicking on dodgy link or visit dodgy page. Buffer overflow 40 year old known vulnerability that was exploited recently. Heartbleed vulnerability. Delay in applying patching software led to the vulnerability being so widely exploited. One point of concern is sticking someone else's USB stick, a known way malware can be introduced. Companies can be fined

Abstract – Optical Metamaterials

Illustration of negative refraction taken from On The Properties of Optical Metamaterials Report Author: W.O.L. Bellamy, M.T.A. Hatcher et al. Optical metamaterials are an artificial type of composite material, with the unique property of refracting light ‘negatively’, or in the opposite way to conventional materials using the conventional optical model. Due to this they are also known as Negative Index Materials (NIMs) or Left-Handed Materials (LHMs). The field of optical metamaterials was originally conceived by Soviet scientist Victor Veselago in 1967 with the theoretical possibility of negative refraction using a combination of both simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity values. It was not until Sir John Pendry’s further theoretical work on this concept enabled the first physical demonstration of negative refraction by Dr D.R. Smith in 2001. Pendry showed that it was possible to create an effective negative permittivity and permeability on a scale larger th

RE NHS crises with council funding slashed and social care cuts.

Mark, my response to your concerns would be to tell you about my industry: In the nuclear industry missing targets and deadlines in the supply chain has bent the whole delivery of new reactors out of schedule and turned a 5 year, £3 billion build into a project that cost £10 billion extra and took 10 years longer* using a discounted cash flow. Similarly, in your industry you've been let down and abused by people outside of government: people from the lowest tier of education/experience only need to know of people from the top tier being treated properly to be healthy because of socioeconomics having physical implications in our world. I'm worried that my friend caught a chest infection and is missing his commitments in church as a result but I blame Tony Blair and his Protection from Harassment Act and his famous quote: "Education, education, education". The nuclear industry would mainly want rate payers at the bottom end of the income spectrum - the working c