7 May

Hunters opens new office in Shoreditch

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Hunters opens new office in Shoreditch previous nextAgencies & PeopleHunters opens new office in ShoreditchThe Negotiator16th November 20170595 Views Hunters has launched a new branch in Shoreditch, London, adding to their fast expanding network of 30 branches.Shoreditch has been at the centre of East London’s success story, transforming into one of the capital’s most desirable areas through increased investment, excellent transport links and an appealing urban lifestyle which have helped raise the average house price in the area by 25 per cent in the last three years. The new branch will join a string of successful Hunters offices in the East London region, with surrounding branches located in Hackney, Bow and Plaistow.Polat Ali, Director of Hunters Shoreditch, said,“After 10 successful years of trading under the Nelsons brand, we’re delighted to have joined one of the leading estate agents in the country. With over 200 nationwide offices, Hunters’ successful expansion is built around excellent customer service and unrivalled proactivity, these are values and beliefs that have been at the core of our business since its conception.”Glynis Frew, Chief Executive of Hunters Property Plc, said, “We are delighted to welcome Polat and his team to the Hunters network and are pleased to be strengthening our presence in this part of the country.“The combination of great local knowledge from our franchise partners backed up by a strong national brand and marketing adds real value for our customers.”Hunters Shoreditch Hunters London office Hunters new office November 16, 2017The 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

4 May

Change of Guard with UK and Multi-National MCM Force

first_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Change of Guard with UK and Multi-National MCM Force View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Multi-National View post tag: Navy Authorities The scene, painted by the highly regarded British artist Ross Watton, captures the combined effort of the mine countermeasures assets based in the Gulf, namely the UK Hunt and Sandown class vessels, the US Avenger class ships as well as the Afloat Forward Support Base RFA Lyme Bay and the US Navy’s MH-52 Sea Dragon helicopters.Now in its 6th year of continuous presence in the Gulf, the UK MCM Force has established itself alongside the US Navy as a world leader in warm-water expeditionary mine countermeasures operations.Increasingly inter-operable, the British and American crews train together regularly, building on the close relationship the two navies have always enjoyed, and developing new tactics to exploit the ever-improving technology their ships are packed with, while learning from each other’s best practices.Handing over the painting, Lieutenant Commander Paul Ottewell, Commanding Officer of HMS Ramsey, spoke of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Gulf region and the four British crew’s pride in working alongside their US counterparts.Both navies operate at the very leading edge of MCM technology and together they are a force for good in enhancing regional stability.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 25, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Guard View post tag: Force View post tag: UK View post tag: change View post tag: MCM July 25, 2012 Change of Guard with UK and Multi-National MCM Force Share this articlelast_img read more

3 May

USPS Soil Health Forever Stamp Suggestion

first_imgNever submit passwords through Google Forms.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare USPS Soil Health Forever Stamp SuggestionNearly 60 years ago the US Postal Service issued a Soil Conservation stamp emphasizing the importance of soil and water conservation measures like contour plowing to those who farmed and its relationship to those living in urban areas. 25 years later they issued a stamp for Soil and Water Conservation Districts commemorating 50 years of the SWCD movement in the US. And in the years since, while they have issued stamps about farming and wildlife conservation, they have not returned to focus on the one unifying piece that makes all of it possible, our soil.The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is leading an effort asking the USPS to issue a Soil Health Forever stamp in the near future to promote the growing movement across the country and we would appreciate your support. You, or your organization, may send us a letter of support, or you may indicate your support of the letter below by completing this form.Please send your letter of support to Meg Leader, Director of Soil Health, Division of Soil Conservation, ISDA, One North Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or email it to [email protected] Letters should be addressed to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.We will be collecting all letters and signatures until July 9, 2018, and will submit our formal suggestion in July. We are asking for emails and addresses to indicate that your support is valid, but you are not being put on any sort of mailing list. Unless you contact us, we will not send you anything.Thank you,Chis Lee Your answer 1959 Stamp Letter of Support Your answer Your answer 1959 Stamp 1985 Stamp celebrating 50 years of SWCD Name * Your answer Dear USPS Citizens’ Stamp Advisory CommitteeI am signing this letter to support the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s proposal to issue a Healthy Soil Forever stamp to help create a public awareness about the importance of our irreplaceable natural resource – the soil and our ability to continue to provide food, fiber, and fuel for our rapidly growing population across the planet.As we face mounting production and sustainability challenges of the 21st century, focusing on soil health is the right thing to do – and now is the right time to do it. The world is facing enormous challenges in terms of dwindling farmland acres, extreme and unpredictable weather events, and our ability to sustain our natural resources while trying to produce more.Millions of people across America make important decisions about their land each day. And, every acre counts when it comes to soil health – whether you have a small backyard garden, a community garden, a forest, or thousands of acres of farmland or ranchland. Protecting and conserving our available natural resources begins with the soil.Soil health practices such as minimal soil disturbance, planting cover crops, always keeping the oil covered with residue, mulch or growing plants, and rotating crops have been shown to increase both organic matter and biological activity which is the lifeblood of healthy soil.Improved soil health can decrease flooding and water runoff; reduce fuel consumption; reduce pollutants in our drinking water and air; increase healthy habitat for livestock, pollinators and wildlife; increase crop productivity; and at the same time, improve the bottom line for those who grow our food.I believe that soil health practices can positively affect the future of our country and I have made a personal pledge to educate those around me about the benefits of changing the way they think about our living and life-giving soil.As a signatory to this letter, I encourage you to support the resource upon which all terrestrial life depends—our living and life-giving soil. A “Healthy Soil Forever” stamp will go a long way in communicating this critically important message to our fellow citizens.1985 Stamp SUBMIT Email * Your answer Phone number Comments Address – please include city and state to show national support. * * Requiredlast_img read more

21 Apr

Shoppers shun mince pies in warm climate

first_imgSales of mince pies at Sainsbury’s have dropped since last year due to a warmer winter, it has been claimed.The supermarket chain has seen a drop in sales year-on-year, despite a recent Tweet from the company saying it was “expecting to sell 5.4 million mince pies this Christmas”.Simon Twigger, director of fresh and frozen foods, told British Baker’s sister title The Grocer that the marketplace had been “slower” than usual, adding: “The weather affects cakes particularly. We’d expect the growth to come either this week or next but it is coming through slower than expected.”Mike Coupe, Sainsbury’s commercial director, said: “We had the first frost this morning. Last year it was in September. This time last year we had snow.”last_img read more

20 Apr

Industry responds to sugar reccomendations

first_imgThe Food and Drink federation have responded to a report which advises the government to cut the recommended sugar intake by half.The reccomendations were made yesterday by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). Barbara Gallani, director of regulation, science and health at the Food and Drink Federation, said:“SACN’s comprehensive analysis of the evidence on carbohydrates has looked at the role of carbohydrates, including sugars and fibre in the diet. We will look at the content of the report and its recommendations over the next few weeks with the intention of engaging in the consultation process and related discussions.”The report stated that sugar which is added to food, or present in fruit juice and honey, should account for just 5% of the daily energy intake.This is the equivalent of 25g of sugar a day for women, and 35g for men.These guidelines mean that drinking just one 330ml fizzy can would meet the recommended daily allowance.The committee developed the recommendations after reviewing 600 scientific studies on the impact of carbohydrates and sugar on health.In line with the report, Public Health England is calling on businesses, retailers and consumers to work together to reduce the amount of sugar we eat as a nation.Dr Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at Public Health England, said: “Eating too much sugar is harming our health; excess sugar and calorie intake leads to being overweight and obese and consequently having a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and breast and colon cancer. Currently a third of our 10 and 11 year olds are overweight or obese with the majority coming from the most deprived communities which is unacceptable.Honorary chairman of the The British Dietetic, Siân O’Shea, added: “The success of the national salt reduction programme resulted in a 15% reduction of salt consumption in the UK. We can replicate this success again if we have a platform for discussion and collaboration. PHE are providing the landscape in which this challenge can be met.”“We strongly urge the food industry to support the promotion of healthier lifestyles and to take action by reducing sugar content in their products.”We’ve collated some instant reactions to the report on Twitter. [<a href=”//storify.com/BritishBaker/mixed-responses-about-the-sacn-report-on-twitter” target=”_blank”>View the story “Mixed responses about the SACN report on Twitter” on Storify</a>]last_img read more

19 Dec

Caught in the act of kindness

first_img January 1, 2005 Associate Editor Regular News Caught in the act of kindness Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Wearing high heels and a suit, coming straight from court, Gainesville lawyer Darby Hertz searched on foot where homeless people hang out.“No, I am not a cop,” were the first words out of her mouth to everyone she met. “I’m looking for my client. Have you seen him? I need to find him.”Hertz was looking for Walter, an elderly frail man she had recently met at the jail, while visiting another client. Hertz had to find Walter because she knew he was dying of colon cancer and needed to receive treatment at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, where his doctor confirmed he only had a few months to live.“When I first saw him, he probably only weighed about 98 pounds. He was very hard to miss. I just couldn’t say, ‘no,’” Hertz recalled of their first meeting at the jail. “He just held my hand and patted my hand, and I patted his hand.”And Hertz promised to help him, even though he had no money to pay her. Knowing it couldn’t wait, that day Hertz filed a notice of appearance. Armed with a letter from his doctor to the judge about his medical condition and an agreeable prosecutor, Hertz successfully freed Walter from jail. He had been locked up for weeks on an aggravated battery charge and violation of probation for not paying $190 in restitution and failure to check in with his probation officer, during a time he had been in the hospital. The agreed-upon arrangement was that Walter would go from the jail to the hospital, but he never showed up.Finally, after two hours of walking the streets, Hertz found Walter curled up under a tree in a park on Gainesville’s South Main Street, too weak to stand. When his ride hadn’t arrived, Walter explained, he had walked from the jail to the park and never made it to the hospital.Hertz took care of that. She called her legal assistant, Jennifer Benefield, and together they were able to pile Walter into their truck. In a futile effort to retrieve his clothes, they stopped at a house with a sign that warned: “Don’t knock. You will be shot.” They knocked anyway, but no one answered.They were able to get him to the hospital for care, and then into a nursing home for him to live out the rest of his days.Ask legal assistants Benefield and Linda Shaw about their boss, and they are quick to say this is just one of many examples of her random acts of kindness.“Sincere and caring” are words Benefield uses to best describe Hertz.“She goes the extra mile to help anybody. She probably has got one of the biggest hearts of anyone I have met,” Benefield said.Adds Shaw: “We love our job. We love Darby.”So much so that this trio of women, who had worked together at another law firm in Gainesville, struck out on their own on August 2. Bringing their computers and supplies from home, and $200 worth of furniture, they opened what they describe as an affordable general law practice with heart.They laugh that their pencils don’t even have erasers, but they manage to get the job done.For Hertz, formerly an assistant public defender before she went into private practice at another law firm representing well-to-do clients, hanging out her own shingle was a chance to once again represent “the neediest of the needy” without the stress of juggling 400 cases. Her current job is filled with the satisfaction of helping others, yet affords flexibility to spend time with her children, 11-year-old Mark and four-year-old Sara. Hertz says she couldn’t have taken this big leap without a supportive husband, Mark, “who knows how to get the laundry from the washer to the dryer.”So far, their big gamble is working out.“We have some people who pay as little as $25 a month,” Shaw said. “But when their payment comes due, their payment is here. And it doesn’t matter if they pay $10,000 or $25 a month, Darby treats them the same. She worked two jobs as a waitress to put herself through law school, so she knows what it is like to scrimp and save. We feel blessed to help other people. To us, this is like being a millionaire. When we go home, we feel good about what we do.”Shaw feels so good about her boss that she contacted a local radio station, WKTK-FM 98.5, to share with the world that yes, there really are good, caring lawyers out there. On her way to work, she beamed with pride as Hertz’ latest good deed was broadcast over the air waves.Next, this pair of legal assistants wrote a glowing letter to the editor about Hertz helping her homeless client to the Gainesville Sun. “Hertz is without a doubt an angel in disguise. This is just an example of the kind things she does for people,” Benefield and Shaw wrote. “Hertz gives a good name to being an attorney at law.”Hertz is the kind of lawyer summed up by the old anonymous saying: “Our character is measured by what we do when no one is looking.”But, as Hertz said with a laugh, “I just happen to have two secretaries who didn’t have any problems in letting the whole world know. They are in for a world of hurt when this is over.. . . “My heart really does belong in the public defense kind of world. I don’t have to worry about doctors’ sons and daughters. I would rather represent the people who really need it,” Hertz said.“I prefer to walk the streets, and run to court, and go to the jail, and feel the satisfaction of getting a client out.”The greatest reward came when they heard the thumping of someone struggling to climb the wobbly stairs to Hertz’ law office.The door flung open and there was Walter, leaning on a cane.With tears in his eyes, he said: “I want to thank you all before I die. I never had anyone help me like that. You all are my guardian angels.” Caught in the act of kindnesslast_img read more

18 Dec

Security 101: What your employees need to learn to safeguard members at checkout

first_img 44SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bill Prichard Bill Prichard is Senior Manager, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, for CO-OP Financial Services (www.co-opfs.org), Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., a financial technology provider to credit unions. Prichard can be … Web: www.co-opfs.org Details EMV, tokenization and a host of other advanced security technologies are transforming the payment industry, bringing with them big changes at checkout counters everywhere. While these technologies promise to increase fraud protection, knowing just how to obtain, install and use them remains somewhat of a mystery to many consumers.So what exactly do credit union front-liners need to know today about security in order to bring their members up to speed?“As a general rule, all credit union employees should be well versed in the most secure payment technologies available today for their members,” said Amanda Atcheson, product marketing manager for CO-OP Financial Services. “Right now, that list is fairly extensive – and growing.”So Many Ways to PayAtcheson cites EMV chip cards, tokenized digital wallets, MasterCard’s MasterPass, Visa Checkout and a new generation of smart phone apps that allow consumers to set card controls and alerts as just a few of the new payment technologies available to today’s consumers. “While this entire spectrum of products may not be available from your credit union, your branch and call center associates should understand in-depth each payment technology you do offer,” she said.She recommends creating FAQ sheets for member-facing associates and also offering them hands-on training sessions. “Your employees need practice using new payment technologies so they can effectively introduce them to members and provide instruction on how these tools work.” she said.According to Atcheson, credit union marketing and communications staff members should be equally tech-savvy when it comes to security. “It is important for all professionals communicating with members to understand the complexities of today’s payment industry and to keep up with new advances in security technology,” she said. “Credit union messaging related to card security should be easy to understand, updated frequently, and highly visible on the website, in branch signage, and at all marketing touchpoints, from newsletters and e-mail blasts to smartphone apps.”Securing Card-Present TransactionsWhile Atcheson emphasizes the importance of educating employees and members on new security technologies, she notes that this knowledge alone is not enough.“As consumers, we also need to understand the origins of card fraud,” she said. “The fact is that most of the larger data breaches occur when a card is present: during the transaction, the mag stripe data is compromised, and a counterfeit card is created. So while card-not-present transactions have a reputation for being susceptible to fraud, they are, in fact, safer than card-present transactions because they don’t expose PINs or reveal sensitive data that resides only on the mag stripe. And these are the most sought-after pieces of information by fraudsters.”So what should credit union employees tell members to help protect them at the point of sale?“First, members need to know that it is generally safest to use a debit card,” said Atcheson. “Choosing the ‘credit’ option for debit transactions adds another layer of protection as well. In these scenarios, the purchase amount will be deducted directly from a bank account, and the transaction will be processed through a credit card network, providing greater legal protection for the credit union member.”According to Atcheson, credit union employees can also help safeguard members by encouraging them to take advantage of new, more secure EMV chip cards as well as digital wallets that feature tokenization technology, such as Apple Pay and Android Pay.“Payments secured with EMV and tokenization technologies are generally regarded as more secure than traditional mag stripe transactions, and merchant adoption of these technologies continues to grow,” she said.She continued, “As a credit union, education is one of the most valuable services you can provide to members, especially where security is concerned. Ultimately, when it comes to preventing card fraud, there is no substitute for consumer awareness.”last_img read more

20 Nov

Devialet Gemini wireless earbuds feature pressure balance architecture » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – If you’re tired of uncomfortable earphones, the Devialet Gemini wireless earbuds might be the solution you’re looking for. They’re designed with pressure balance architecture for high-quality audio. You can also use the Devialet’s Gemini app to scan your ear to help you discover the right bud tip size for your ear. In addition, the Devialet Gemini earbuds feature three levels of active noise cancelation so you can customize the sound based on your surroundings. Another great feature is that the earbuds automatically adjust the audio signal when you move direction. In fact, the microphone can also detect a change in frequency. It also comes with two levels of transparency modes. The buds last eight hours on a single charge. When it’s time for a boost, use the case for an additional three and a half hours of charge. It also supports Qi wireless charging and USB-C.last_img read more

16 Oct

Pennsylvania Unveils New PA Business One-Stop Shop Registration Tool to Cut Red Tape, Streamline Launching a Business

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Pennsylvania Unveils New PA Business One-Stop Shop Registration Tool to Cut Red Tape, Streamline Launching a Business  November 04, 2019center_img Government That Works,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that opening a business in Pennsylvania just became easier with the creation of the PA Business One-Stop Shop Registration Checklist. This tool will help small business owners and entrepreneurs more easily access necessary licenses, permits, forms, and contact information personalized for the needs of their company in just a few minutes.“The registration checklist allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to feel confident in the preliminary steps of registering their business, which can be an overwhelming process,” said Gov. Wolf. “The PA Business One-Stop Shop was created with exactly that intention—to take out the guesswork and ensure that resources are collectively available and can be accessed with ease.”The PA Business One-Stop Shop launched last year with the purpose of serving as the sole source for entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking guidance through all stages of business development. From planning and startup to operation and expansion, the Business One-Stop Shop offers resources for entrepreneurs, existing businesses looking to grow, and businesses from other states or countries interested in expansion in Pennsylvania.Before the governor established the Business One-Stop Shop, small business owners and entrepreneurs had to reach out to multiple agencies and organizations for assistance throughout planning, startup, and operation processes. Small businesses employ about half of Pennsylvania’s private workforce, and about 99.6 percent of all businesses in the commonwealth are small businesses.In October 2018, Gov. Wolf announced that the legislature passed House Bill 1284, which codified into statute the Business One-Stop Shop initiative initially proposed in his 2017-18 budget address. The One-Stop Shop quickly built momentum after its launch, generating more than 174,000 unique visits to the website and receiving critical buy-in and support from partners across the commonwealth like Small Business Development Centers.“Governor Wolf tasked agencies with simplifying state government by cutting red tape to bolster business development and growth,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “By streamlining the Business One-Stop Shop process, we are giving entrepreneurs the peace of mind they need to take their business from concept to reality in a personalized, efficient way.”With the support of a team of business consultants and subject matter experts who work collaboratively to pool their resources, knowledge, and experience, the PA Business One-Stop Shop makes all aspects of business development accessible.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to helping businesses grow and thrive, visit the DCED website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.last_img read more

23 Sep

Linda L. Tumilty, 81

first_imgLinda L. Tumilty, 81, Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.Born, February 12, 1939 in Greensburg, Indiana, she was the daughter of Thomas Raymond and Rose M. (Klene) Tumilty.Linda worked as a seamstress for Carol Cook Dress Factory and then Garrett Garment Co. in Greensburg.  She later worked and retired from Delta Faucet Company.She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.She is survived by two brothers, John (June) Tumilty, Greensburg, Thomas (Marilyn) Tumilty, Virginia Beach, VA; three sisters, Betty Hamilton, Greensburg, Margaret “Peg” Hash, Bedford, Sharon Tumilty, Greensburg; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Roselyn Tumilty and Pat Upton.Visitation for family and friends, observing CDC precautions, will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.Memorials may be made to the DASI (Disability and Autism Services of Indiana).Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more