Sir Nicholas Soames launches estate agency’s new franchise

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Sir Nicholas Soames launches estate agency’s new franchise previous nextAgencies & PeopleSir Nicholas Soames launches estate agency’s new franchiseTory grandee snips the ribbon for Greenway Residential Estate Agents in the East Sussex commuter town of East Grinstead.The Negotiator21st November 201801,247 Views Sir Nicholas Soames MP at the launch of Greenaway Residential Greenaway Residential Estate Agents, a well-established Sussex Estate Agency has expanded into East Grinstead taking over a former kitchen business premises in London Road.The property has been completely redeveloped to provide an ideal environment for house hunters with a staff of six plus a financial adviser and will specialise in residential property sales and lettings.The new premises was formally opened by the MP for Mid Sussex, Sir Nicholas Soames with the company’s own mascot, Mr Mover.Managing Director Darren Greenaway was also very pleased to recruit and promote Jack Wade the new Branch Manager, who has very quickly adapted to the company’s culture and values.Greenway Residential Estate Agents Jack Wade Sir Nicholas Soames Darren Greenway East Grinstead November 21, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Press release: UK aid helps vaccinate over 450,000 people to prevent the spread of deadly cholera in Yemen

first_imgUK aid is also helping to detect early signs of a cholera outbreak, increase awareness of how to prevent the spread of the diseases and improve access to sanitation and clean or chlorinated water.Notes to editorsThe first ever cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen has now taken place, with 455,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine taken from the Gavi-funded global stockpile being administered in the south of the country by the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and partners.The UK is largest donor to Gavi, the vaccine alliance. We contributed 25% of the costs of this vaccination campaign, which has paid for 113,750 doses delivered in the last nine days.The UK is the fourth largest donor to the humanitarian response in Yemen, providing at least £170 million in the financial year 2018/19.As penholder for Yemen at the UN Security Council, the UK was responsible for the 15 March Presidential Statement on Yemen which included calls for all parties to the conflict to allow unhindered humanitarian and commercial access for food, fuel and medical supplies throughout the country and compliance with obligations under International Humanitarian Law to reduce the impact on civilians. We also called for the payment of public sector salaries to avoid the collapse of critical services. Email [email protected] Telephone 020 7023 0600 General media queries (24 hours) If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible. Tragically there were more than one million suspected cases of cholera in Yemen last year alone. With the rainy season now starting, there is a danger that the mass pain and suffering throughout the country could be made even worse by a widespread cholera outbreak. The UK is at the forefront of the international response in Yemen with the first ever phase of a cholera vaccination campaign completed today, helping protect more than 450,000 men, women and children from this potentially fatal disease. There are still millions of vulnerable people in Yemen whose lives are at risk because aid is being blocked. Vital medicine, fuel, water and sanitation cannot reach those in dire need. I urge all parties to the conflict to allow the next phase of the vaccination campaign to proceed and to enable full and unhindered access including in the north of the country. The first ever phase of a cholera vaccination campaign will be completed in Yemen today (Tuesday 15 May), as International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt demands full humanitarian access so that even more vulnerable people can receive the vaccinations they need as the rainy season begins.The looming rains are expected to increase the risk of another life-threatening resurgence of the cholera in the coming weeks. Backed by UK aid and financed by Gavi, the vaccine alliance, doses of the vaccine administered over the last nine days have helped protect 455,000 people from the potentially fatal disease.This phase aimed to vaccinate everyone over 12-months old in five districts around the city of Aden in the south of Yemen, following the world’s largest cholera outbreak last year, with more than one million suspected cases recorded in the conflict-ravaged country.With vaccinations being blocked in the north of the country, the International Development Secretary today called for immediate and unfettered humanitarian access to be granted across the whole of Yemen.International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:last_img read more

Nominate an outstanding individual for BIA

first_imgHave you made an outstanding contribution to baking? If so, British Baker is looking for nominations for special individuals for the Baking Industry Awards.To nominate someone for the Délifrance-sponsored Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry category, please tell us:Where the person works/ed and their role in the companyWhat have they contributed to the trade? What have the contributed outside of bakery?Any other comments.Please keep your nomination to one side of A4, and ensure it reaches us by Friday, 28 June. Please submit your nomination to [email protected] or post it to: Outstanding Contribution Award, British Baker, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.Last year’s winners of the Lifetime Achievement Awards were: Gill Brooks-Lonican, National Association of Master Bakers; John Bailey, Greggs; Ernst Bachmann, Bachmanns; and Eddie Spence.last_img read more

Prepare & Evacuate

first_imgWhen emergency personnel say it’s time to evacuate, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Tim Davis takes them at their word. As a longtime county Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agent, Davis has seen firsthand the devastation that rain, floods, tropical storms and hurricanes can cause to property.“I tell everyone to stay as long as they safely can, but when the word goes out to evacuate, that’s what you do,” said Davis, who is also Chatham County Extension coordinator, located on Georgia’s coast. “No amount of property is worth putting human lives at risk.”Previously, as a county Cooperative Extension agent in Columbia, South Carolina, Davis worked with that state’s emergency operations center to manage animal and agricultural emergencies. In 2015, for example, 13 inches of rain fell in his county in just six hours, which caused a dam to break.“For the first 30 to 36 hours, I was one of two people on our team who could physically get to work to help,” he said.He’s worked on the front lines of weather emergencies, so Davis understands the helplessness Texas farmers and ranchers felt while waiting for Hurricane Harvey floodwaters to recede so they could assess the damage to crops and loss of livestock. “You do lose animals (during storms), but it’s also amazing to see their resilience. There was a lot of livestock killed in Texas, but it’s unbelievable to see that a lot of them made it through,” he said. “In South Carolina, horses were up to their chins in water and still made it. They found high ground, stood their ground and made it.”Today, as Hurricane Irma heads toward the continental U.S., Georgia farmers are doing what they can to prepare. Livestock can be moved from the storm’s path, but plants can’t be relocated. Georgia growers currently have a lot of major crops, like peanuts, soybeans and cotton, in the fields.“All of those crops are at risk. In South Carolina during the flooding, the cotton and peanuts were a complete loss. Even after it stopped raining, it was too muddy to get in the fields,” he said. “When it comes to agriculture, we just won’t know until after the fact.”Last year, Tropical Storm Matthew dumped 17 inches of rain on the Savannah, Georgia, area, the Chatham County seat, where Davis is based. Most of the damage involved fallen trees, which Davis said may seem like a blessing as Hurricane Irma looms in the distance. Weak limbs were torn away and unstable trees were uprooted by Matthew.As of Thursday, Sept. 7, Hurricane Irma is predicted to be a Category 3 or 4 hurricane if it hits the U.S. mainland.“Matthew brought tropical-storm-force winds. Irma is something altogether different,” Davis said. “If it doesn’t wobble, it will be straight on top of us, and the timing has it coming right at high tide. If it’s to the east at all, storm surges could be as high as 15 feet. Then again, it could slow down and become a tropical storm.”Of course, Georgia’s coastal residents hope the storm slows down and heads out to sea.“The Extension office is part of the Chatham County team, so I will be staying until the emergency team evacuates to Statesboro, (Georgia). But I’ve made plans for my family to evacuate,” Davis said.Davis encourages all Georgians, whether they’re in the storm’s path or not, to put together at least a three-day emergency food and water supply.“I have one with me all the time. My truck has three days of food in it in case I break down somewhere,” Davis said.Families should also create a plan that includes a list of emergency contact numbers and a designated person to contact in case family members become separated. Families should also identify a common meeting place in case they are not able to return home.If a mandatory evacuation is declared, Davis said residents should prepare to be away from home for a few weeks.“You could just be gone a few days, but the key message is to be prepared. When they say ‘Leave,’ don’t hesitate,” he said. “And, be patient about coming back home. You put yourself at risk and you put emergency responders at risk if you come back too soon. (Storms) are a hit or a miss. The best thing you can do is get your ducks in a row and get out as quickly as possible.”For more information on preparing for storms, see UGA Extension’s collection of resources at read more

Mac takes the world by storm &..

first_img28th June 2006, Though the operating system is much more advanced than earlier versions of the Mac OS, it still has the same ease-of-use that people have come to expect from Apple software.The Macintosh interface was immediately popular with non-technical people. Instead of typing in a command to delete a file as in DOS, you could drag it to the on-screen trashcan. Although common today, it was a breakthrough to have such capability on a personal computer.The Mac has also used consistent menus, and Apple-published guidelines for application design are generally followed. In operation, the operating system and applications are almost indistinguishable, and Apple has always kept technical jargon to a minimum. The Mac’s graphical ability made it a natural for graphics shops and desktop publishing. It might have been slow, but it was far more affordable than the workstations used for such purposes.The Mac came out in 1984, three years after the DOS-based PC. Its graphical interface was more intuitive than DOS commands, and it avoided the technical quagmire that arose when DOS users tried to add a new device to their PCs.Why then didn’t the Mac take the world by storm? There were several reasons.DOS Was FasterDOS PCs were much faster. It takes much more CPU power to display graphics than text, and the Mac was underpowered by comparison.Too Much Mouse the command languages that could automate a myriad of tasks in the DOS world were woefully absent in the Mac. There was sound reason for the expression, “real programmers don’t use mice.”In addition, Apple initially overemphasized the mouse and gave little thought to intelligent keyboard commands. This was hardly a way to gain market share in a world where keyboard-intensive word processing was the single largest application.By Then, DOS Was EntrenchedMac applications were eventually enhanced, and speed was dramatically increased, but the DOS world was simply too entrenched by the time those improvements came about. Windows 3.0, which offered a graphical interface with some of the Mac’s advantages, ran as an extension to DOS and was its natural successor. Windows 95 added most of the graphical features of the Mac, and by this time, it was no contest. The world was buying Windows.Macs Cost Morethe Mac was always pricier than a PC, which purchasing agents found hard to justify. Although many corporate users bought their own Macs due to their aversion to PCs, technical personnel were not fond of supporting them. They sweated bullets dealing with DOS and Windows. Supporting yet another environment was not met with enthusiasm.Proprietary TechnologyUnlike the PC, the Mac is Apple’s proprietary technology, and except for a brief period, Apple prevented a Macintosh clone industry from developing and growing. Apple maintained its sole source vendor status while the PC industry had thousands of vendors.In Summary As a result, the Macintosh was used sporadically in the corporate world, but due to its natural bent, became popular in desktop publishing and graphics design. The Mac pioneered the use of personal computers for these applications and became the de facto standard in the graphics arts industry.Are you looking for the latest gear at discounted prices now? DVwarehouse have established BUYING POWER, which means you can buy products at prices far below our competition and pass the savings along to you. DVwarehouse is committed to providing the products that you want. They offer the industry’s highest-quality products with some of the lowest-possible prices. They are adding to your catalog daily and they do their best for our prices to be one of the most competitive!They have one of the most extensive inventory of Digital Video products, Mac Computers & Parts and Pro Audio & Video Equipment, all available at warehouse prices, all of them almost always ready for rapid delivery to you.Author: Monica CraftFor Listing visit is external)(Best Online Computer Store).Just login to is external) for all kinds of Mac Part You can also vist our other site for is external) for Computer Partslast_img read more

Agencies respond to fatal 2-car crash in Town of Preble

first_imgThe Cortland County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by New York State Police, the Preble Fire Department, TLC Ambulance and the New York State Department of Transportation. Officials have not released information about the victim, and an investigation is ongoing. Officers say the two-vehicle crash happened just before 9:30 p.m. in the southbound lane of I-81 in the Town of Preble.center_img PREBLE, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says one person is dead after a motor vehicle crash Tuesday night.last_img read more

Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Pro Tipped to Feature a QHD+ Display With 120Hz Refresh Rate

first_imgThe Mi 11 Pro in the new series is also expected to support Xiaomi’s 80W fast wireless charging that it unveiled in October and is capable of charging a 4,000mAh battery wirelessly in just 19 minutes.OnePlus 8 vs Mi 10 5G: Which Is the Best ‘Value Flagship’ Phone in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. – Advertisement – Mi 11 Pro display specifications have been leaked by a tipster. The new Xiaomi flagship is said to have a QHD+ display. This is unlike the Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10T Pro that both come with the lower full-HD+ display. The Mi 11 Pro is also rumoured to have an upgraded refresh rate to offer a smoother viewing experience over the existing Mi-series flagships. The Mi 11 Pro is likely to debut alongside the Mi 11 early next year.As spotted by Android-focussed blog PlayfulDroid, a tipster posted on Weibo that the Mi 11 Pro will come with a 120Hz display that will feature the QHD+ resolution on top. The reported refresh rate is higher than the 90Hz rate available on the Mi 10 Pro. This is, however, topped by the Mi 10T Pro, which has a refresh rate of 144Hz.- Advertisement – Jagmeet Singh Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at [email protected] Please send in your leads and tips.Morecenter_img According to the tipster, the Mi 11 Pro will also come with a single selfie camera sensor that will be visible at the top-left corner of the screen. The phone is also rumoured to retain the curved display design that was featured on the Mi 10 and Mi 10T series earlier.The details about the Mi 11 Pro come just days after the Mi 11 surfaced on benchmark site Geekbench with a model number M2012K11C. Both Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro are speculated to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC and run on Android 11 with a new MIUI skin on top. The Mi 11 in the new series is also said to have a 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera sensor at the back with a pixel size of 0.8 microns.Xiaomi has not yet even started circulating the initial teasers for the Mi 11 series. But nonetheless, if we look at the company’s historical records, the new smartphones could debut sometime in February.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Jan. 8

first_imgRep. Elise Stefanik is turning a blind eye to what our president has done to be impeached by Congress. Republicans insist on not believing dedicated Americans who work for our government and aren’t political.Experts on our Constitution testified not against our president, but to what our Founders laid out on the law of the land.Make no mistake. If the parties involved were turned around to a Democratic president, Republicans would protect the whistle blower at all costs. Republicans are as blind as the Sanhedrin that condemned Jesus.“Christianity Today,” an Evangelical paper started by Rev. Billy Graham, is calling for our president to be impeached. Many Evangelicals have much respect for “Christianity Today.” But it seems Elise Stefanik and Donald Trump have nothing but bad things to say about it. Trump is as immoral as one can be, and those who champion him are as immoral as he is. The Senate has already exonerated Trump without a trial as our Constitution calls for. History, and more importantly, Our Lord, will remember those who have made a mockery of our Constitution like our North Country Representative Elise Stefanik with regard to taking away our laws as laid out by our Forefathers.Gary Philip GuidoRotterdamSantabarbara is responsive, effectiveI am writing in response to Jennifer Richards’ Dec. 21 letter (“Santabarbara is far left and ineffective”). Angelo Santabarbara has been an active, engaged representative of his district in the state Assembly. I work very closely, in a non-partisan way, with Assemblyman Santabarbara on many fronts, and he has never disappointed with his availability, advocacy and concern about the issues facing his community.As an educator in a school district in Angelo’s district, I feel he has delivered on his promise of providing the districts in his region with the funding necessary to provide the best publicly funded education our state can provide; even in tight budget years.He provides his district with bullet aid, above and beyond what is allotted by the state, to help maintain programs and to make sure our students have what they need to succeed.He has worked tirelessly to advocate for citizens of our state who have autism. His work on this issue has resulted in the passage of several laws that improve the lives of our fellow New Yorkers who live with autism. Finally, Angelo has also worked tirelessly for veterans who live in our community.Angelo Santabarbara is a dedicated member of the New York State Assembly who represents a district that does not include southern Saratoga County. As a citizen of Burnt Hills, I encourage you to seek the contact information for your representatives, Sen. Jim Tedisco and Assemblywoman MaryBeth Walsh to advocate on your behalf.Michael LibertucciSchenectadyIt’s time to get past political polarizationThe clamjamfry has sent a clarion message to the clerisy that the mare’s nest called the Russian collusion is just a chimera.Now we have to jettison the dog’s breakfast known as the Ukraine quid pro quo if we wish to return to the halcyon days of the Nixon and Clinton administrations — a time when the word “polarization” was used only in reference to seekers of the Northwest Passage.Yes, yes, Hillary Clinton did claim the impeachment of Bill was “a vast right wing conspiracy,” and Carville wanted to drag a dollar bill through a trailer park of “deplorables.” Clinton committed perjury and Nixon pulled the trigger for the Saturday Night Massacre. But these days, we have a political smackdown every day the New York Times prints a fresh fish wrapper.So if you want your morning rag to induce relaxation and snoring, elect Joe Biden. Instead of ground and pound, The New York Times and The Washington Post will have hide and hype. All the good news that’s fit to print.Joe NialClifton ParkCreate a statue park in SchenectadyI am in complete agreement with James A. Wilson’s Jan. 1 letter (“Put Lady Liberty back where she belongs”). I can think of no intelligent, nonpartisan, patriotic reason not to.I can think of a lot of petty, mean-spirited, biased things to say about the people who hid the statue away, stored in some dank warehouse, and then plopped her, unrefurbished and unannounced, at an ugly, unsafe, unpatriotic piece of leftover parking lot at Erie and Union. I will save those kinds of thoughts for future opines on the national political entanglement.I’d go a step beyond Mr. Wilson: Create a sculpture garden. Untuck Ms. Tubman and Sec. Seward from their hidey hole next to the library.Free Misters Edison and Steinmetz from their hellish location on Erie Boulevard. Has any pedestrian walked by that spot since Edison and Steinmetz were alive and the workers all lived in Schenectady and walked to GE? Gateway/Liberty/Freedom Park would be a great location for all three sculptures. If Frog Alley is ever completed, it would complement the area even further.Dick CurtisScotia Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionStefanik and Trump mock Constitution Tired of Gov. Cuomo wasting tax dollarsI’m tired of politicians thinking they know better than we do. This applies to many things, but one big one is spending our money.They love to spend our money, and if they run out, they just raise taxes and keep spending.Gov. Andrew Cuomo is writing more checks we can’t cash. He wants high-speed rail between Albany and Buffalo (The Gazette, Dec. 28). Why? Apparently because other people have it. No cost/benefit analysis provided. His famous, frightening words: “This technology is too expensive, too difficult, and will take too long. That’s not an acceptable attitude for New York.”Think about that. If something is too expensive for you, what do you do? If it’s too difficult, what do you do? Apparently, the answer is to have somebody else pay for it, and no matter how hard it is, the taxpayers will persevere. Cuomo, stop wasting our money.Bill DenisonBurnt HillsLook to Jesus in seeking world peaceSuch beautiful messages, such beautiful prayers, such beautiful songs. What if we followed Jesus’s loving teachings 365 days a year, rather than one?What if the United States reduced our 20,000 nukes by a few thousand a year like we pledged to decades ago, rather than bomb countries like Iraq and Syria, or threaten countries like Iran or Korea, which don’t even have one nuclear weapon, (per U.N. inspections)?“Imagine” if, following President Eisenhower’s warning, we called out the corporate military industrial congressional complex by refusing to vote for all the political elite who just increased the destructive, consumptive, imperial war funding.One-hundred-thousand brave soldiers defied orders during the great Christmas truce in 1914.Let’s stand for love, not hate. Let’s demand peace, not war.  After all, what would Jesus do?Peter LookerGlenvilleHave police handle campus sex abuseWhy do we even have a newspaper article (Gazette’s Dec. 28 “Report looks at colleges’ handling of sex assault cases”) reporting on colleges’ handling of sexual assault accusations?The last I knew, sexual assault was a crime. Isn’t it totally inappropriate and unacceptable for college personnel or administrations to be dealing with processing and deciding the facts and resolution of a legal crime?M. B. GuidarelliSchenectadycenter_img More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

South Korea enters recession as exports plunge by most since 1963

first_imgFinance Minister Hong Nam-ki said the economy is likely to rebound from the third quarter.”It’s possible for us to see China-style rebound in the third quarter as the pandemic slows and activity in overseas production, schools and hospitals resume,” Hong said at a policy meeting on Thursday.The government has rolled out about 277 trillion won ($231 billion) worth of stimulus to fight the economic fallout from the pandemic so far. However, policymakers have little control over the global demand for the country’s exports, which includes everything from memory chips to cars to petrochemical products.”The worst seems to be over. The base effect and (fiscal injection) from supplementary budget will improve investment,” said Park Sang-hyun, an analyst at HI Investment & Securities.For the whole of 2020, analysts see the economy declining by a median 0.4%, which would be the first and largest contraction since 1998. But the International Monetary Fund estimates an even bigger 2.1% contraction.Last week, the BOK’s governor said a downward revision from its previous projection of a 0.2% decline for 2020 was inevitable. Exports, which account for nearly 40% of the economy, were the biggest drag on growth, dropping by 16.6% on-quarter to mark the worst reading since 1963.Construction investment fell 1.3% quarter-on-quarter, while capital investment declined 2.9%.Output from manufacturing and service sector fell by 9.0%, and 1.1%, respectively.One saving grace has been a 1.4% gain in private consumption from three months earlier, thanks to government cash handouts that boosted spending on restaurants, clothes and leisure activities. The South Korean economy plunged into recession in the second quarter in its worst decline in more than two decades as the coronavirus pandemic battered exports and social distancing curbs paralyzed factory output.Asia’s fourth-largest economy shrank by a seasonally adjusted 3.3% in the June quarter from three months earlier, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday. That is the sharpest contraction since the first quarter of 1998 and steeper than a 2.3% contraction seen in a Reuters poll.That took the year-on-year contraction in gross domestic product to 2.9%, the worst since the fourth quarter of 1998 and also underperforming a 2.0% decline seen in the poll.center_img Topics :last_img read more

ZW track machines load themselves

first_imgPlasser & Theurer has developed the ZW range of compact self-loading track maintenance machines, designed for use on regional and urban railways. Each of the four ZW models is equipped with four hydraulic jacks which raise the machine clear of the rails, allowing a flatbed road trailer to be positioned beneath it. The jacks are then lowered and the machine is on the trailer. The current self-loading range comprises the Plassermatic 08-275ZW track and switch tamping machine, the Beaver 90ZW tamper, the SSP101ZW ballast profiling machine (pictured) and the USP403ZW ballast distributor and profiler. The ZW range can also transfer from trailer to rail at level crossings using an additional turntable.Plasser & TheurerWien, AustriaReader Enquiry Number 144last_img read more