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    Redundant South Yorkshire hospitality boss retrains as a plumber to beat the pandemic – The Star - January 20, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Richard Adlington, of Penistone, took the plunge after seeing desperate pleas for tradespeople in an online community forum.

    He had business support from the Sheffield City Region Launchpad programme and borrowed 7,000 from Finance for Enterprise - becoming the 1,000th recipient of an FFE Start Up Loan.

    Mr Adlington oversaw kitchen installations in pubs and hotels across the country until the first lockdown forced the hospitality sector to close. He was made redundant after 250 projects fell to one.

    Convinced of the demand for plumbers, and using skills he mastered as an apprentice, he set up Radlington PHS.

    He said: I knew I had the technical skills and experience to work as a plumber, but I also knew running my own business meant getting the fundamentals right from day one.

    Since launching he has grown his customer base despite Tier 3 restrictions a three national lockdowns and is now planning to create an apprenticeship.

    Radlington PHS is the 1,000th new business to receive a Start Up loan from Finance For Enterprise.

    Ian Howson, business advisor at Finance for Enterprise said: It was clear from our first meeting that Richard had spent a great deal of time planning his business.

    The financial projections he used to support his application were well thought out and by producing figures which took into account the impact of Covd-19, it was clear the loan would help him secure the equipment and transport his business needed and provide a cash buffer to protect it during the pandemic.

    Ben Hawley, business adviser at Launchpad, said: Richard came to Launchpad with a clear idea of how he wanted to grow his business but he wasnt sure what steps would be needed.

    He spent time taking part in wide range of training sessions and it was clear hed spent a great deal of time developing and refining his ideas. The business plan he produced clearly illustrated a need for additional investment and the work he undertook enabled him to secure the funds to give his business the best possible start.

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    Plumber fears his race ‘was involved’ in client’s false accusation over missing 10k – Mirror Online - January 20, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    A black plumber said he suspects his race may have factored into a decision to arrest him after a client reported 10,000 missing from her home.

    Paul Peters, from Aigburth, spent five hours in police custody and two months on bail before the charges were dropped, despite Merseyside Police being aware that his client hadn't seen the money for months before realising it was gone.

    His arrest became even more shocking when it was revealed that 12 workmen had been in the property since she had seen the money, none of whom were arrested or questioned.

    The Liverpool Echo reports that the 63-year-old had never been in legal trouble before, and worries that his reputation as an honest tradesman, his good character and his freedom was at risk after the accusation.

    Merseyside Police were ordered to pay 8,000 in damages and 16,000 legal costs after a judge at Liverpool County Court ruled in Mr Peters' favour, saying that his arrest was "not objectively necessary" and unlawful.

    Have you had a similar experience? Let us know in the comments below.

    The force denied that racial bias played a role in his arrest and pointed out that the case didn't make any claim of discrimination.

    In his statement to the court, Mr Peters said: "Following my arrest I was very anxious, worried, depressed and angry about being accused of theft, being arrested and then being on bail for two months.

    "I worried about being charged, having to attend court and being found guilty of an offence for which I was entirely innocent.

    "I worried that other customers would find out about my arrest and that it would affect my reputation and business...

    "I knew that Mrs Mace had a lot of work done on her house and a number of workmen had been in and out of the house at the time the money went missing. There were then a number of suspects.

    "I was disappointed to establish that out of all the other potential suspects I was the only one to be arrested. I am black and I wonder to this day as to whether my arrest was racially motivated."

    The court heard that Mr Peters and his son were called to Ms Mace's house in Knotty Ash in June 2013 to inspect a leak in the bathroom of a home undergoing a major extension.

    They had to go through an adjoining wall to access the leak and moved a wardrobe which had been used as a hiding place for 10,000 cash.

    Ms Mace said she grew suspicious as their "manner changed" when they left the house, prompting her to check the wardrobe and discover the money missing.

    She asked a neighbour to call Mr Peters and inform him the money was missing, and tried to reassure him that "we aren't blaming you" when he protested.

    The issue was reported to the police two weeks later, and Detective Constable Kevin Mitchell, who led the investigation didn't arrest Mr Peters until October 8.

    Solicitor Iain Gould, from DPP Law, handled Mr Peters' case and found revealing notes written by DC Mitchell weeks before the arrest, which suggested he didn't think there was enough evidence against him.

    An entry in July said "there was no immediate need" to search the homes of suspects due to the delay in the crime being reported.

    In September he said: "There is not enough to proceed at this time against Paul Petersthere is not enough in Peters background to support the notion that he has taken the money."

    Despite this, Mr Peters, who is diabetic, was held for five hours in custody.

    Mr Peters said: "It was just all nonsense from start to finish."

    After the case Mr Gould said: "Mr Peters will now also be able to use this judgment to assist him in getting Merseyside Police to expunge all records of his wrongful arrest so that it will not besmirch his character in the future or hamper his ability to work and travel where he choses.

    "The importance of this victory goes far beyond the counting of pounds and pence.

    "Indeed, it was only half way through the Police barristers closing speech that Merseyside Police finally conceded that they now accepted that Paul had no involvement whatsoever with the alleged theft...

    "Neither the Officer nor his Force showed any humility or contrition until thanks to Pauls courageous decision to see this case through to Trial despite all the financial and emotional risks entailed they were finally brought to book in front of a Judge."

    A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said they "accepted the findings of the court" after the "technical claim."

    They added: "The court found that the officer did have reasonable grounds to suspect that the claimant was guilty of the offence for which he was arrested at the time.

    "The court did, however, state that he should have been dealt with by way of voluntary attendance for interview at a police station rather than arrest.

    "There was no suggestion in the case at court that the arrest was racially-motivated, and an internal investigation carried out in 2014 following a formal complainant found no case to answer in relation to the complainants allegations relating to his arrest.

    "However, we continually review proportionality in our interactions with our communities, and through recruitment campaigns work hard to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities we help to protect in Merseyside."

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    ‘I won’t employ anyone that refuses vaccination,’ claims plumbing boss – LBC - January 20, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    16 January 2021, 12:22 | Updated: 16 January 2021, 14:16

    Pimlico Plumbers chief Charlie Mullins reveals he won't employ anyone who hasn't been vaccinated against Covid-19, once the jab is widely available.

    "It's an employers right to protect and look after their employees[...]and that's what we're doing," said Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers.

    He told Andrew Castle that he believes "if you're in a position to have a vaccine, you should have it," adding that he will not put his staff and customers at risk unnecessarily.

    "In the future once the vaccination is circulated correctly...we won't be taking on anybody that hasn't had the vaccination."

    Andrew argued that Mr Mullins' policy can be seen as discriminatory, but the entrepreneur insisted that health and safety policies are on his side.

    Read More: Young people may have to stay in lockdown until vaccinated

    Read More: Covid-19 crisis in numbers: LBC brings you the stats you need to know

    "We're not prepared to bring people into the building that have not been vaccinated," Mr Mullins insisted, adding that "safety is the priority here."

    He reiterated to Andrew that it is not only a policy of protecting customers, he insisted that "we need to protect our employees."

    Finally, Andrew wondered if Mr Mullins thought it should "be mandatory in society to have the vaccination?"

    "I think that's what it's going to lead to," Mr Mullins concluded.

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    Plumbing the marvels of ‘mRNA’ in creating vaccines, therapeutics – Dorchester Reporter - January 20, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    One of Moderna co-founder Derrick Rossis favorite things to say is that there are three keys to life on Earth: DNA makes mRNA makes protein makes life.

    The experimental technology behind Moderna and Pfizers coronavirus vaccines harnesses the power of one of those keys messenger RNA, or mRNA. They are the first medical products to use mRNA in this way, but they certainly wont be the last. A Covid-19 vaccine is just one of the near-infinite possibilities the technology offers, Rossi said.

    Being able to control mRNA would allow scientists to manipulate life in astonishing new ways. It could open the door to new treatments for diseases like cystic fibrosis, cancer, and HIV. Now, bolstered by the apparent success of the Covid vaccine, Rossi said, those other applications may soon come to fruition.

    Within 10 years time, well see probably dozens of mRNA therapeutics. In maybe 15 years time, well see maybe 50 or 60 mRNA therapeutics, he said.

    Before Rossi co-founded Moderna, he was a biologist at Harvard tinkering with mRNA. DNA is often described as the building block of life, but DNA is essentially a database of information cells need to create proteins. RNA is the molecule that actually does the work of creating those proteins.

    For years, Rossi and other scientists tried designing strands of mRNA that would force cells to make specific proteins. But long before this technique created the worlds highest profile vaccines, they failed.

    It totally didnt work, Rossi said. What it looked like to the cell was that the mRNA was a virus. And the cell, like a good soldier, would elicit a very robust antiviral response.

    Every time Rossi tried to insert the mRNA, the cell would either destroy the molecule or kill itself not at all what he wanted. He felt like hed hit a wall. The solution came from another part of the cell and two scientists at the University of Pennsylvania discovered it.

    Katalin Karik, then a junior scientist at UPenn and now a senior vice president at BioNTech, another company that has developed a Covid vaccine, was trying to do the same thing that Rossi was and coming up empty, too. But a colleague of Karik at UPenn, Dr. Drew Weissmansuggested that Karik try using modified chemical letters in her mRNA code.

    By modifying the RNA, it cloaks the RNA. Its like giving it a fake passport, said Timothy Springer, an immunologist at Boston Childrens Hospital and Harvard Medical School. And it worked brilliantly.

    The modified chemical letters disguised the mRNA, making it appear more or less innocent to the cell. When Rossi read about Karik and Weissmans work, he immediately startedincorporating their technique into his own research. In one experiment, he directed cells to create proteins called Yamanaka factors that converted mature cells into stem cells. In another, he injected mice with mRNA encoded for the protein that makes fireflies light up.

    And then you know, an hour later, we put the mice into this machine, and we could see this glowing spot, Rossi said.

    The experiments were working, and now Rossi knew how to control one of the three most fundamental keys to life. He took the new data to Springer, also an accomplished entrepreneur, and asked him to help start a company based on the new technology.

    Springer jumped on board, becoming the companys first investor. They called it Moderna short for modified and RNA. Both still own stock in the company.

    The possibilities were unlimited, Springer said. You know, the RNA can encode for anything. They could be encoding secreted protein or an enzyme in the cell or a vaccine unit, you know, to protect against SARS-CoV-2.

    Over the last decade, Modernaand other companies like BioNTech have been studying modified mRNA technology as a way to develop treatments fora wide variety of diseases including heart failure and chikungunya virus. Other researchers have found ways to use modified mRNA to makeadvancesin anti-aging research.

    And modified mRNA is particularly suited to creating vaccines, Springer said. Thats because while those modified chemical letters allow the molecule to sneak past cellular defenses, the compoundstill looks somewhat suspicious. It doesnt completely sneak by, he said, theres a little bit of interest. Maybe the eyebrows of the immune system perk up.

    The mRNA in a vaccine carries the code for a pathogen protein like the spike protein from the coronavirus. When the cell begins executing the code from the vaccine and manufacturing that protein, the already wary immune system flares into action and produces a particularly strong immune response. That might be one reason why the coronavirus vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer have beenso effectiveso far in clinical trials, Springer said.

    That property, along with others, makes modified mRNA an attractive option for cancer vaccines, said Dr. Cathy Wu, an oncologist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. These vaccines train the immune system to attack tumors, but creating them takes a long time and its expensive. Thats a problem for cancer patients.

    If someone has advanced cancer, you cant really wait that long, she said. Being able to build vaccines in a timely fashion is probably whats going to be needed to make this actually work. mRNA vaccines can be made lightning fast. All thats needed to create a new one is rewrite the genetic code in the vaccine. The Covid vaccine took only days to design once researchers had the novel coronaviruss genome. This could also be an advantage if the coronavirus mutates in a way that makes the current vaccines less effective.

    The technology provides a nimble platform that you can switch things up quickly, Wu said.

    Now that the Covid vaccine is being produced on a massive scale, Wu said, that might also help drive down some costs for the technology, as manufacturers find more efficient ways of making the mRNA. The last step remaining for cancer vaccines is to be tested in large clinical studies.

    Thats true of other applications for modified mRNA, too. Wu pointed out that with two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines now in use, billions of dollars are going into the new technology. Other therapeutics arent likely to be too far behind.

    This article was published by WBUR 90.9FM on Jan. 11. WBUR and the Reporter share content through a media partnership.

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    Plumbing Fixtures Market (2021-2026) | Potential growth, attractive valuation make it is a long-term investment | Geberit AG, Jacuzzi, Inc – The… - January 20, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

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    Plumbing Hardware Market Size By Analysis, Key Vendors, Regions, Type and Application, and Forecasts to 2027 – NeighborWebSJ - January 20, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

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    What To Always Check When You’re In Need Of A Plumber – E/The Environmental Magazine - December 9, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Plumbing issues are frustrating and can cost a lot of time and money to fix. Some problems are too tricky and complicated to handle on your own, while others can be easily fixed with a few do-it-yourself tips. Plumbing issues such as clogged drains can undoubtedly disrupt your everyday activities, and you should always try to resolve your plumbing problems as soon as you can.

    However, before you decide that you need a plumber, you should always determine what the plumbing issue you are having and whether or not you can tackle it on your own. Here is what you should always check first when you think you may need a plumber.

    You can attempt to fix issues on your own such as leaking sinks, running toilets, and clogged drains. However, there are more challenging issues, such as burst pipes, and theres no question a professional plumber should handle that. Therefore, before you call a plumber, have a look at your issue and try to understand what the problem is and whether you have the knowledge and skills to solve it. If your sink is leaking, for example, you can try to fix it yourself by trying to identify any parts which have come loose and then try to tighten them up. Another common problem which many people have is a running toilet. To solve this issue, you can try to replace the flapper, the flapper valve, or both.

    After you have assessed your plumbing problem and attempted all the home remedies to no avail, it is time to call a professional plumber. It is important that you hire a professional and trustworthy service to avoid wasting your time, money, and effort. Speak to friends and family for recommendations for local plumbers they have used in the past who have delivered a good service. The experts at All Service Plumbers explain that before hiring a plumber or giving them any money, you should check that they have a plumbing license and the necessary insurance to do the job. If you found the plumber on your own without a recommendation, it is advisable to go online to do some research or find at least two references. Additionally, you should check how long your chosen plumber has been in business since reputable businesses typically last for a longer time than unreliable ones.

    Aside from leaking sinks and running toilets, clogged drains are among the most common plumbing problems people often face that are more difficult to fix at home. While major clogs often need a professional plumber, minor clogged drains are easier to deal with. In fact, you can try to check whether or not your sink is clogged by pouring water down and seeing if it drains.

    If your sink is clogged, you can try different approaches, such as flushing your drain out using boiling water. This solution is the quickest, easiest, and most cost-effective way to solve a minor clog. First of all, you should try to remove the standing water in your sink or above the clogged area. After that, try pouring boiling water directly into the clogged drain. Wait for a moment to see whether the water goes down before removing the standing water and trying again.

    Even though most people associate plungers with toilets, they can also be very effective with a clogged sink. Fill your sink with hot water up to a quarter of the way up, and then place a plunger over the plughole to work it up and down quickly. Afterward, remove the plunger from the drain and observe whether or not the water starts to drain. Remember that it might take some time and a few attempts for the plunger to unclog your sink successfully. Therefore, repeat this a few times if necessary. As well as a plunger, many people also use a straightened coat hanger to try and reach as far as possible down their clogged drains to fish out the blockage.

    Depending on the blockage scale and the material which has built up, baking soda can be used with either white vinegar or salt to unblock the sink. Typically, all standing water should be removed from the blocked sink or the blocked area. Then, you can pour a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar or salt down the drain.

    Note that this mixture might cause some bubbly liquid to rise, but if this happens, you can place a sink stopper on top of it or cover your drain with a piece of cloth. This solution should be left in your drain for 10 to 15 minutes before running boiling water down and attempting to flush out the drain.

    If this doesnt do the trick, you can use a commercial solution made explicitly for blocked drains. This is widely available in many stores, and you can simply follow the instructions on the product. However, remember to use these solutions carefully to avoid physical harm to yourself or further damages.

    It is helpful for you as a customer to get competing quotes on a plumbing issue that isnt too urgent. This allows you to choose the best quality plumbing service at a competitive price. Keep in mind; however, that price does not mean everything, and so the lowest price does not necessarily mean that you will get the best available service.

    When a plumbing issue arises, sometimes the problem can be solved quickly with simple do-it-yourself tips and solutions. Other times, you will need to hire a professional plumber to save your plumbing system and home from further damage. However, before you call a plumber, remember to check these steps first to make sure that youre not calling one out for a job that you can easily do.

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    The Plumber: Plumbing gifts that keep on giving – The Detroit News - December 9, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Ed Del Grande, Tribune News Service Published 5:50 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2020

    Dear Ed: Enjoyed your plumbing gift article for the holidays. Especially like the rules: affordable, easy install and fun. But I noticed the gifts like musical showerheads were bathroom-related. Any kitchen plumbing gift ideas I can research?

    Todd, Iowa

    Dear Todd: Plumbing accessories can be fun gift choices. But my previously mentioned gifts were more bathroom-related, thanks for the catch. I've now come up with a few kitchen plumbing gift ideas to add to the holiday list.

    1. Disinfecting wipes dispenser

    These new stainless steel canisters look great on any kitchen countertop and can fit a standard 30-35 wipes inside.

    This is a dedicated air dryer made especially for wine glasses. (Photo: David Wallace Kohler)

    2. Kitchen sink utility racks

    Improve the work area with these adjustable sink racks that straddle the sink bowl. Soaking cups, towel dryers and temporary shelving are just a few features.

    3. Wine glass drying racks

    This is a dedicated air dryer made especially for wine glasses. Wash, rinse and hang the glasses right next to the sink for fresh party supplies.

    I hope these additional kitchen gift suggestions help you cook up some good presents for the holidays.

    Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book "Ed Del Grande's House Call," the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visiteddelgrande.comor writeeadelg@cs.com. Always consult local contractors and codes.

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    Company wins contest for product geared to help plumbers – KOLR – OzarksFirst.com - December 9, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. A startup plumbing support company won $10,000 in an E-Factory pitch contest.

    3D&L 3D-prints parts that help plumbers by holding pipes in place on the job.

    Doug Harris, the owner of 3D&L, said his current product line makes the plumbing process easier by installing cross-linked polyethylene tubing.

    Harris said he and his son bought 12 3D printers, figured out how to use them and started prototyping some things to use on the job to test them out.

    Tests went on for about a year until three products were ready to be used every day.

    Harris said he was very nervous with his pitch and described how he felt when he found out he had won.

    Oh, man, are you kidding? I was like, oh yes, I got so many bills to pay, we got attorneys to pay for, getting our patents,' said Harris. Perfect timing. I was surprised we won. There were some really good, talented people doing that.

    Harris said their initial intention wasnt just to start a company and make money but to make customers happy. The next step is to take the product nationwide.

    For more information, visit https://www.3dandl.com/.

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    GE Appliances Announces New Air & Water Solutions to Serve Plumbing and HVAC Industry – ACHR NEWS - December 9, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

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