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first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Swing Bridge Wharf launches previous nextLand & New HomesSwing Bridge Wharf launchesThe Negotiator23rd January 20200235 Views Located in the heart of the National Forest in Leicestershire, this Wheatcroft Homes development has received strong interest with four of the nine new homes already reserved.East Midlands developer Wheatcroft Homes is transforming the former warehouse site into a mixture of three and four bedroom family homes, including both semidetached and detached properties, which all boast scenic views overlooking the Ashby Canal.Catherine Haward, director of Wheatcroft Homes, said, “We are delighted to finally reveal what these fantastic family homes are going to look like inside. They have been designed to maximise the stunning countryside views, by installing large windows and balconies and they aren’t directly overlooked by any other properties – a real benefit for future residents.We are delighted to reveal these fantastic family homes. They are designed to maximise the stunning countryside views, over the canal.All properties at Swing Bridge Wharf will have high end features including handmade bespoke kitchens, solid oak or quartz worktops, ceramic tiled floors, ceramic Belfast sinks, Duravit sanitary ware and Hansgrohe taps.Swing Bridge Wharf is being marketed by local property agent, Newton Fallowell.Wheatcroft Homes development National Forest Leicestershire Swing Bridge Wharf Catherine Haward new homes January 23, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’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


first_imgOn Sunday the BBC published a critical report looking at the alternative deposits sector and its short-comings but one provider, Flatfair, has told The Negotiator it’s fed up with the mistakes of other suppliers sullying the industry’s public reputation, even though it didn’t feature in the programme.The Negotiator spoke to Simon Scott (above), head of Corporate Clients at Flatfair, to find out what’s riled him about the BBC’s report. Scott recently arrived in post after over 30 years working in the industry including a long spell at Savills.“Since Flatfair started we’ve been keen to ensure that tenants know what they are getting into every step of the way,” he says. “It’s essential that they make a decision based on a free choice and have all the information in front of them.”Arms lengthScott says that if tenants are kept at arms-length from their alternative deposits supplier through a system of ‘smoke and mirrors’, and aren’t told they are joining an insurance-backed service, then that’s when the sort of problems that the BBC has highlighted occur.“Flatfair keeps getting tarred with this ‘insurance brush’ and tar keeps on getting thicker,” he says.“No one else is offering an alternative deposit product that isn’t insurance-based in one way or another, and although we don’t want to put our head above the parapet when things like the BBC report emerge, we believe Flatfair offers a better way to do it.”One point the BBC investigation hints at is that, however good the alternative deposit product, if letting agents are given free reign to market and process alternative deposits themselves then the less scrupulous will sign up naïve tenants and cause problems further down the line.“We are obliged to ensure that our agents are up to speed with our product as far as humanely possible through training. And one way we stop any mistakes is to ensure that the sign up process only takes place through our platform, so that we guarantee they have been given all the information they need for an informed choice.”alternative deposits Simon Scott BBC flatfair February 11, 2020Nigel 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 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 2021 Home » News » Some tenants aren’t being given ‘full info’ about alternative deposit products, says industry chief previous nextProducts & ServicesSome tenants aren’t being given ‘full info’ about alternative deposit products, says industry chiefTwo days after a BBC investigation sparked industry debate about alternative deposits transparency, Flatfair’s Simon Scott says it is time the sector got its act together.Nigel Lewis11th February 20200892 Viewslast_img read more


first_img View post tag: ASC Industry news Australia: ASC’s Response to Commission of Audit View post tag: Australia Australian naval contractor ASC said that it has not been consulted by the National Commission in its preparation of advice to the Australian Government regarding privatisation of ASC in the short term. “ASC’s performance is world class and the work we do underpins Australia’s national security. The transformation of the Collins Class Submarines program is a clear example of this level of performance”, said ASC in its release.In his recent progress review into the sustainment of the Collins Class submarine capability, international expert John Coles stated:“What has been achieved to date is remarkable, delivering a level of performance that would not have been viewed as possible two years ago.“It has been an enormous pleasure to observe the astonishing turnaround of a seriously failing project to one that should, within just two years, achieve or better international benchmark performance.”According to ASC, the company continues to perform in every measure including their safety and their financial performance.[mappress]Press Release, May 5, 2014; Image: ASC View post tag: Commission View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Audit Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: ASC’s Response to Commission of Audit View post tag: response View post tag: News by topic May 5, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Choules takes part in bushfire relief efforts The Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Choules has returned to Mallacoota, Victoria, to provide more support to the fire-ravaged coastal town from which she evacuated more than a-thousand people just days ago.After successfully disembarking the evacuated passengers at Western Port, the crew of the HMAS Choules conducted a quick turnaround to return to Mallacoota.The 2006-built ship arrived at Western Port on January 4 and, once the evacuees were safely disembarked, attention turned to the job of reconstituting and on-loading supplies and equipment to deliver to Mallacoota for the recovery efforts.Once the ship was reconstituted, the next task was to begin on-loading supplies, equipment and personnel to assist the Mallacoota community that remains isolated and only accessible by sea or air.“As we return to Mallacoota, much of our focus will be to provide support to various agencies as they seek to clear roads and re-open access to the township by land,” Officer Commanding of Choules’ Ship’s Army Establishment, Major David English, said.“Being Army members who are part of ship’s company means that we can extend the capability the ship brings in terms of logistics support and ship-to-shore movement of personnel, vehicles and equipment.”Along with training ship MV Sycamore and landing helicopter dock ship HMAS Adelaide, Choules is part of a significant Royal Australian Navy contribution to the Australian Defence Force’s efforts to support relief efforts for the current bushfire emergency. View post tag: Royal Australian Navy navaltoday January 7, 2020, by Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Choules takes part in bushfire relief efforts Vessels View post tag: HMAS Choules Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgLast month, Tedeschi Trucks Band found the time to sit down with NPR’s World Cafe during soundcheck at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Recordings of their two-night residency are featured on in the 52- minute stream, including “Anyhow,” “Let Me Get By,” “I Want More,” “Within You Without You / Just As Strange,” as well as some discussion on what it’s like for the power couple to have full control in the studio, having just produced and released Let Me Get By.Ultimately, it’s about the band. It’s about the adventurous risks that each member of the 12-piece outfit was able to take in the studio with uninterrupted opinions and flow. You’ll also hear a little from Derek Trucks about the final days of The Allman Brothers Band, the time he’s dedicated to his family, and about what it was like having their bassist Tim Lefebvre secretly record with David Bowie on his final album Blackstar, while also on the road and recording with TTB.Listen to the full session via NPR:last_img read more


first_img800response (www.800response.com(link is external)), the leading provider of vanity 800 numbers and web-based call tracking and recording services, announces today that Michael Bedell is joining the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.Bedell brings more than fifteen years of leadership and management skills in sales and marketing to the Burlington, Vermont based company. Prior to joining 800response, Bedell served as President and CEO of Synapse Retail Ventures, a subsidiary of Synapse Group, Inc., where he successfully launched a national retail channel of business for the company. Before leading their retail channel, Bedell served as Vice President of the media company’s inbound phone group where he managed account service, marketing, and partnership programs. Bedell has also held senior level positions at IPG and Omnicom agencies, and served as Chief Marketing Officer at MedAvant Healthcare Solutions.”Mike has proven through past executive and leadership roles to be a well-seasoned expert in the field of direct marketing, media, and advertising. We plan to make the most of Mike’s expertise and astute business skills in these areas to penetrate new vertical markets, continue our expansion into Canada, and pursue future business opportunities using our call handling technology. We are in a growth phase and adding Mike to our team will help expand our sales and marketing initiatives to support existing customers, and new product development,” says Mitchell Knisbacher, Founder of 800response.800response maintains the largest inventory of Custom 800 numbers available today, and offers these critical lead tracking tools that optimize advertising expenditures to businesses nationwide. The company’s goal is to ensure that these leading direct-response tools are readily available to small and mid-size businesses that otherwise do not have the means to obtain an unforgettable phone number that resonates with their brand and builds their business.Commenting on his new role, Bedell says, “The equity and sales building opportunities a Custom 800 number can bring to a business, combined with innovative call handling technology are tremendous. We have the opportunity to expand in many business segments and leverage our lead capture and call analysis solutions. Joining 800response fuses my years of marketing experience with the direct-response and call handling platforms that advertisers use today to grow their businesses.”Bedell holds a B.B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Mike and his family join 800response in the Green Mountain state, repeatedly selected as one of the most livable communities in the country, known for its hiking and East coast skiing.About 800response800response is the leading provider of Custom 800 numbers and offers the broadest selection available today. Custom 800 numbers are proven to increase response rates by 30% or more; are unforgettable, trackable, and recordable. Services include a sophisticated Call Routing platform, and Web-based Call Tracking and Recording analysis in real-time. Custom 800 numbers enable businesses to optimize advertising budgets; build a database of leads; access demographic information on callers; allocate sales staff based on call patterns; and analyze advertising results. For more information, visit www.800response.com(link is external) or call 1-800-NEW-SALES.# # #last_img read more


first_imgIt’s officially 2017 and devoted runners are plotting out their race calendar for the coming year.  Runners spend hours dwelling about which races fit their schedule, and dreaming about bucket list events like Boston, Big Sur or the Blue Ridge Marathon.  When selecting spring marathons you also have to battle that nagging nay-sayer in the back of your head asking if you really want to spend your weekends on a long run in the dark…in freezing rain…in the middle of January. Below are lazy-bashing tips to help you tackle winter running and prepare for events like the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half & Anthem Star 10k which takes place April 22, 2017. Make a Plan & Stick to It (sort of):  When it’s yucky out, it can be really easy to go get donuts with your friends instead of sticking to your workout plan.  Find a training program that is realistic for the amount of time you have until race day and your current fitness level, and get it done no excuses.  The “sort of” part comes in when you miss a day.  Don’t panic!  If it’s freezing rain outside do your Plan B (see below) and call it good.  The routine of doing SOMETHING is better than just totally skipping.Have a Plan B:  Getting your heartrate up to that critical zone of 125-145 bpm is a suitable replacement for some of your training runs.  Cross country skiing, cycling, an elliptical or even Zumba are all appropriate replacements.  Just make sure to pound the pavement two days a week minimum.  Check the weather at the beginning of each week to plan your long days, and which days you can brave the elements.Have Appropriate Gear:  Reflective safety gear, ear warmers, soft shell gloves, neck gaiters, tights, quick dry socks (in case they get wet), NO COTTON ANYWHERE and extra tread on your shoes will make all the difference in the world when it’s cold outside.  That being said, never run when it’s icy out and keep exposure to extreme weather to less than 45 minutes.Set a Mini Goal:  Nothing holds you accountable quite like a looming race.  Choose a Frozen Toe 5k during the coldest months and a 10k or half in early March to keep your training on track.Vitamin D & Staying Healthy:  During cold and flu season it can be tricky to stay healthy. Add running in freezing temperatures for long periods of time and it can be truly hazardous (think pneumonia).  Taking supplements like Vitamin D or Cod Liver Oil can be beneficial.  Also just because its cold doesn’t mean you reduce your fluid intake.  A good rule of thumb is three to six ounces every 15-20 minutes.Need a little extra motivation?  Check out our virtual training programs with interactive coaching and a private social media group to keep you on track.  last_img read more


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that killed a man inside his home in North Bay Shore Friday night. Police said a male suspect was at the door of the N. Gardiner Drive home when a resident of the house let the suspect inside. The victim, James Creekmore, who also lived in the house, had just returned home when he was gunned down, police said. The suspect fled the scene at 9:55 p.m., police said.Creekmore was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img


first_imgThis is the fourth presidential election for our “pres-by-CD project,” as we informally call it, but there’s one key difference this time: A new round of redistricting is about to begin, meaning new congressional districts will be used in 2022. We’re crunching numbers for the current districts, though, so that we can measure how much the new boundaries do, or don’t, change the partisan makeup of each district, which is a very useful tool for evaluating gerrymandering. We’re also certain to see some special elections over the next two years that will be held using the existing district lines, so our data will help determine early on which races could be competitive.Now, to the numbers! Oklahoma’s top-lines barely budged over the last four years: In 2016 it voted 65-29 for Trump, while this year it gave Trump a similar 65-33 victory, a shift that can be attributed to weaker showings by third-party candidates. For the fifth presidential election in a row, the GOP nominee for president carried every single one of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, and Trump, unsurprisingly, also won each of the Sooner State’s five congressional districts.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – While his statewide numbers didn’t shift much, Trump did see a larger collapse in the Oklahoma City-based 5th District, where his winning margin shrunk from 53-40 to 52-46—his weakest showing in the state. Democrats scored a major upset in the 5th District in 2018 when Democrat Kendra Horn unseated Republican Steve Russell, but Trump’s decline at the top of the ticket wasn’t enough to save Horn, who lost her first bid for reelection to Republican Stephanie Bice 52-48. Democrats could conceivably win back a seat like this one in the future, but Republicans, who will have unfettered control over redistricting next year, may simply divide the blue island of Oklahoma City between multiple districts.Meanwhile, Trump once again took at least 60% of the vote in Oklahoma’s other four congressional districts. Trump’s strongest margin of victory came in Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s 2nd District in the eastern part of the state, which he took 76-22. This region, nicknamed “Little Dixie,” was relatively friendly turf for Democrats up until a decade ago: A previous version of the 2nd District decisively elected Democratic Rep. Dan Boren to a fourth term as late as 2010. Boren retired in 2012, though, and Mullin has had no trouble holding it against all Democratic comers during any of his five campaigns.P.S. — After we’ve released the presidential results for all 435 House districts, Daily Kos Elections will circle back and continue our project to calculate the presidential election results for every legislative district in the country.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census One of the reasons for that is because “television crime shows have a big impact on what people believe about the power of these tools.”Denmark, of course, differs from the United States in many respects.But Doleac’s study of U.S. DNA databases also found that they produce sharp drops in criminal reoffending.Her U.S. work further notes that deterring a crime via DNA databases costs less than 10 percent of the cost of producing the same deterrent effect by building more prisons.And because DNA-related technology is getting cheaper every year while prisons remain as costly as ever, that favorable cost-effectiveness ratio is only going to rise.Keith Humphreys is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. In some countries, such databases also sometimes include a DNA sample, typically obtained from saliva.When the government of Denmark increased the proportion of arrestees from whom police gathered DNA samples from 4 percent to 40 percent in just five months, a research team took advantage of the natural experiment to evaluate whether DNA databases reduce crime.In a study of more than 38,000 males who were arrested for crimes roughly equivalent in severity to felonies in the United States, the research team found that being added to the DNA database reduced reoffending by a stunning 43 percent.The harsher criminal sentences that are favored by self-styled “tough on crime” politicians have shown no evidence of producing a comparable level of crime reduction.Because DNA evidence is found at many crime scenes (e.g., most rapes and other violent assaults), DNA databases raise the odds that the offender will be identified and convicted.As has been shown in many other criminal justice programs, raising the likelihood of being punished deters repeat offending far more than does increasing the severity of criminal penalties.Study team member Jennifer Doleac of the University of Virginia said that even uneducated offenders who don’t fully understand what DNA is nonetheless are deterred from recidivism after being added to the database.center_img Categories: Editorial, OpinionElected officials often push for lengthening prison sentences for particular crimes in the hopes of deterring people from committing them.But new research highlights a more effective and less costly approach: expanding databases that record the DNA of criminal offenders.Law enforcement agencies have long maintained databases of convicted criminals’ fingerprints and mug shots.Such records help police solve the many crimes that are committed by people with a criminal history.last_img read more

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